10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Chances are, you and Robert Sweetgall have entirely different notions of health insurance. To him, it's not a document you sign that will help subsidize your health care.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD State Rep. Matt Barrett attended Monday's city council meeting and said he will appear at future meetings periodically to update council and citizens on progress in Columbus. Barrett, who in November defeated Republican challenger Dan White, briefly summarized what has happened during his first few months in Columbus.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
St. Paul High School students have turned to the tried and true for their spring musical this year. They'll be performing Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma," a classic 40s musical that has set the standards for modern musical theater, and a show that never seems to age. St. Paul Band Director Juli Burt who also directs the school's spring musicals, said this year marks the first time "Oklahoma" will play St. Paul High School.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
When "Fiddler on the Roof" cast members at Norwalk High School had the chance to learn from a student rabbi about Jewish traditions, they didn't pass it up. Anna Levin, who is studying toward ordination at a seminary in Cincinnati, met with cast members recently to answer any questions they had about Judaism. The teenagers learned everything from what a circled small "k" means to why those at Jewish weddings raise the bride and groom on chairs.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Don't try to put anything past 101-year-old Rose Budd. You will not be successful. Shower her with a compliment, and she'll tell you, "I'm an old bag of bones for God's sake."
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
You might not expect "Kurdish" to be included on a list of words kindergartners are studying. Yet, children at Norwalk Catholic School Early Childhood Center learned the meaning of "Kurdish" and more Monday, thanks to a visit from Air National Guardsman Donovan Platte. Donovan, the 20-year-old son of Orville and Paula Platte and a 2004 St. Paul High School graduate, is the brother of the students' teacher, Misty Smith. The children had sent Platte candy and letters during his stint in Iraq, which lasted from Aug. 22 through March 2.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
When Norwalk resident Dave Kilgore lived in Lorain County, people told him they heard he won $8 million in the lottery. That's because they mistook him for another Dave Kilgore, who actually won the jackpot. Dave Kilgore, the Norwalkian, had his chance - however slim it was - to do almost 50 times better than man with the same name east of here.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Scott Ford did not know he was in the running for the Norwalk Reflector's Citizen of the Year award. Ford didn't even know such an award existed, until Norwalk City Council member and businessman Dwight Tkach called him.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
The poet Robert Frost saw nature as man's antithesis, capable of destroying him. Cassie Mahl's view of nature couldn't be different: The 2002 Willard High School graduate not only feels at home in the great outdoors, it is her home literally.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
The eaglet that hatched in Huron County March 5 is not only the state's first this year, it's a month early, Huron County Wildlife Officer Jeff Collingwood said. He said eaglets usually hatch in April, although some hatch earlier than others.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
If you need an illustration on how subjective the performing arts are, look no further than Jill James. The Norwalk resident made it to the final five in a national country music singing and performing contest. Throughout, judges told James her original songs were incredible. Yet in the national round, she received zero points across the board in songwriting, and finished third overall.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Thoughts run through 2001 St. Paul High School graduate Mary Stocker's head. What if I had been on the Bluffton University baseball team bus that crashed?
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD - Beginning next year, Ohio schools will be using a system called Value-Added Progress Measures to examine the headway made by individual students on the Ohio Achievement Test. It will be used to measure the progress of third through eighth graders in reading and math. Willard Local Schools curriculum director Laurie Hintz showed a video Monday to school board members about the benefits of Value Added Progress. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Photocopying, cheerleading and wrestling were all subjects addressed Tuesday at village council's meeting. Council unanimously voted to enter into an agreement with the Monroeville American Legion in which village officials will copy the legion's bi-monthly newsletter for free, not to exceed 500 copies. After that, the legion will have to pay 5 cents per copy.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
CLEVELAND - Sarah Ruhl, author of "The Clean House," could have focused solely on the conflict between a clean freak and her maid, who doesn't like to tidy up. The play might have been cute, at least for a while, but it also would have been unoriginal and too "sitcom-y."
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Brian Hartlaub has seen his name listed as one of the top five or six people in Norwalk's Biggest Losers Challenge. Two weeks ago, he learned he was in third place in the weight loss competition.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
If you combine the musical styles of Zeppelin, Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Johnny Lang, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and others, you'll have an idea of the type of music you'll hear Saturday night at the Norwalk Elks' St. Patrick's Day party. The local band "Plank Road" will perform from 8 to midnight at the Elks Lodge, where a boiled buffet and Monte Carlo evening will also be held. Tickets are $7 per person and you can purchase them by calling the Elks Lodge or at the door.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
They stand at attention in blizzards, bone chilling temperatures and unbearable heat to honor men who've suffered through much worse conditions for a much longer time. Unless they're faced with a personal emergency, members of the American Legion Honor Guard Norwalk's at least will not turn down a family's request for them to be present at a funeral for a deceased veteran.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
The roughly 10,000-year-old remains lay way in the back of the Firelands Historical Society museum attic. The bones, which will be featured in an upcoming edition of "Ohio Archeologist," had rested in the attic for who knows how long.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Howard Stern sidekick Robin Quivers lost more than 70 pounds, allegedly to a diet fad known as the Master Cleanser. Many others swear by it, and say they've experienced similar results with the craze, also known as the "Lemonade Diet." Deb Angell puts no stock in it.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD If you use a boat on the Willard reservoir, your registration will increase from a one-time, $1 fee to $5 for three years if council approves the hike at its next meeting. City Manager Brian Humphress said the purpose of the increase is to recoup the city's cost for printing the registration sticker which is more than $1 for each.