10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
The intruder stood in the rural Willard field, munching on beans. He wasn't one of those famous weather forecasters we rely upon to tell us whether we can look forward to an early spring. If he knew about the impending danger awaiting him, the only thing he'd be able to predict was how much longer he'd live.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Pat Scheid knows the value of an early breast cancer diagnosis. Every day is a battle for breast cancer survivors you can never give up, she said.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
When you're 16, the hardest decision of your life shouldn't be whether to euthanize your beloved pet, especially when she is only 5 years old and robust. But Norwalk teen Thomas Wallace was forced to make that choice after his German shepherd was, in all likelihood, poisoned by pet food.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Village officials are studying the possibility of building a new municipal building. This week council examined floor plans drawn up by Lakewood-based architect ADA Architects, Inc. Council member Bob Simon said the proposed building would comprise 6,700 square feet, include council chambers, village offices and the police station. The proposed cost would be about $1.3 million.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
CLEVELAND - Maybe Joan Collins and Linda Evans have mellowed. Yes, the same famed actresses who played fierce arch rivals for so many years in the mega-popular soap opera, "Dynasty."
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
It's almost time to enjoy the pies area pizzerias have to offer and decide which is your favorite. You'll get that chance at the eighth annual Norwalk Rotary Pizza Bakeoff, set for 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Norwalk High School gymnasium.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
It looks like a fish out of water can not only survive, but thrive. Thrive is exactly what EHOVE's robotics team did in a competition recently, put on by For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST). The team, known as the Mavericks, qualified for the national tournament in Atlanta. There, the team's robot will compete against others from throughout the world.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Amy Brutsche's 2 1/2-year-old son Robert Jr. is buried near, but not within, Babyland at Woodlawn Cemetery. When she dies, she wants to be buried next to him, and she can't be laid to rest in Babyland. Still, Brutsche said she's heartbroken whenever she looks at the section. She said the cemetery's staff does just fine tending the area. It's just that Brutsche feels it needs sprucing up and she and her family are going to do it.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD City officials should develop a focal point for downtown Willard in order to attract visitors' attention or draw them to a certain area, according to a downtown revitalization plan released Monday. The recommendation is one of the points mentioned in the plan, which represents the project's first phase. It culminates more than a year's work studying the downtown, talking to business owners and residents and analyzing current trends.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Matt Bores has endured 11 operations since a September motorcycle accident, and will require at least one more. Still, the Bellevue resident has reasons to smile: He just turned 28, he has his guitar to take his mind off the pain and his cousin has raised $1,800 to cover some of his medical expenses.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
AVERY - Hard work, instructor guidance, hands on experience, student enjoyment and discovery. It's a formula teachers say has led students in at least two of EHOVE Career Center's clubs to consistently reach the top in competitions. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Marie Walker cannot take her eye off her daughter, Emma, for one second. The Greenwich mother is not being overprotective: When your child combines the carefree curiosity of a toddler with the strength and height of a 6-year-old, there is no such thing as being too concerned.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
In a sense, area schoolchildren will be treated to the world premiere of Aladdin the ballet April 20. The Ballet Theatre of Toledo performed the show for the first time ever on March 25 in Toledo, but the upcoming performances in Norwalk will mark the first time it's been tailor-made for a children's audience.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Smiling students bounded up and down the stairs, pumped their fists, jogged to the podium and high- and low-five each other. Some sported pirate hats, while others shook pompoms. Just about all youngsters cheered wildly. Who says studying for the Ohio Achievement Test has to be dull?
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD The middle school was one of eight recognized recently at the Ohio Middle School Association's annual conference for its effectiveness in staff development. The organization recognized the school for its Making Middle Grades Work initiative, item analysis and voucher hour program.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Sixteen-year-old Thomas Wallace will never forget Honey his beloved German Shepherd who had to be put to sleep last month after it was possibly poisoned by tainted pet food. Thomas' new puppy likely won't let the Norwalk teenager forget.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. said he's no expert on juvenile crime. But, he's sentenced enough people to know that a disproportionate number of adults convicted of crimes come from unstable, abusive homes. Children who are respected and encouraged by their elders are more likely to succeed in life than those neglected and abused, said Oliver, the keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual Huron County Child Abuse Breakfast, which took place Tuesday at the Norwalk VFW.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
MONROEVILLE - It didn't take long for new village administrator Josh Eggleston to face complaints from residents. In fact, he faced two Tuesday night, his first council meeting. Monroeville resident Mike Sitterly said he's erected a concrete post outside his home on 14 N. Main St. to keep semis from ruining his landscaping and sidewalk. He told council Tuesday he heard someone complained that semis were hitting the pole.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
CLEVELAND - Without a doubt (actually with one) The Cleveland Play House's 2007-08 season is jam packed with significant, well known works. The season brochure lists "Doubt," as "the most eagerly awaited play" of the 2007-08 theater season, and for good reason: The taut, powerful play about a nun's suspicions around a priest's relationship with a boy won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for drama and the 2005 Tony Award for best play.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Ronda and Matt Smith were stuck in a traffic jam last June in Greenwich, unaware that a young girl had been hit by a dump truck up ahead. The Delphi couple would help the girl in a big way months later. After waiting a while in the backup, the Smiths, of Delphi, found another route to the Greenwich cemetery, where they were heading to carve an angel for decoration. Later that June day, the curious couple called the volunteer fire department to learn the cause of the traffic delay. The Smiths were told a little girl had been hit while crossing Greenwich's Main Street, and a week later found out it was Kiley Baker the 9-year-old girl who was hit by a dump truck in Greenwich, and had to have her leg amputated just below the knee. At the time, it was just another name to the Smiths; they didn't know Kiley, though their daughter, Savanna, is in the same grade with her at South Central Elementary.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
For Church of the Master in Steuben, Saturday is a day to celebrate an industry central to Huron County farming. And so, folks will gather at 7:07 a.m. at the church for breakfast, farm-oriented stories and songs and a prayer that God look after the farm community. Why such a specific time? "It seems to be a time people remember," the church's pastor, the Rev. Mitchell Jason said. The event is called Circle the Tractors, based on the wild west practice of circling the wagon to protect campsites from Indian attack.