10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
CLEVELAND - Promotional material for the current production of "Our Town" promises that director Raymond Bobgan has shaken off the dust of the classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The results are in and Bobgan has done an impressive job.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - As the Northwest Airlink regional jet landed at the airport here, I did not see "The King" milling about on any of the runways. He wasn't immediately visible in the airport's terminals, downtown's streets or in the lobby of the famed Peabody Hotel. There was, however, a crowd eagerly awaiting the arrival of ducks. They positioned their cameras to snap a picture of the fowl strutting down a red carpet to John Philip Sousa's music. Elvis isn't the only one who gets the royal treatment in Memphis, as I found out on a recent trip to this city, whose attractions range from the lighthearted to the somber.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
There is another First Family with the last name of Reagan and they live in Norwalk. The Reagans have been dubbed "America's First Family of Arm Wrestling" by a New York-based film company that is planning a reality television series with that title about their family life, as well as their involvement and achievements in arm wrestling.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Community service can be golden. Just ask local Girl Scouts and the people they helped through recent projects.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
They've lost a ton of pounds, and they are not done yet. Ninety percent of the 59 individuals who remain in Norwalk's Biggest Losers Challenge plan to participate in the next 16 weeks of competition, said organizer Chris Hancock. The original challenge kicked off in January and will end Monday, culminating 16 weeks of weekly weigh-ins and regular exercise sessions.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD Mayor Todd Shininger could not figure out why his daughter and son-in-law wanted to attend Monday night's council meeting. They'd traveled to Willard from their North Carolina home to be with Shininger for his 80th birthday, but wouldn't say why they wanted to attend the meeting. Shininger caught on when his son, Mike, arrived toward the end. His wife, Perma, attended as well. She hadn't attended a meeting in Shininger's 29 years as a council member.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Tina Cervelli never thought her son Kedric, a kindergartner and slow learner, would be doing first grade work at this point. Then again, the Norwalk resident didn't know Kedric would have Maplehurst Elementary teacher Jan Marie Sigg this year. Kedric had been attending Pleasant Elementary up until December, when he was behind in his learning. Teachers told his mother it would be best to transfer Kedric to Maplehurst, because Sigg is patient with students who require more help.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
MONROEVILLE - For the fifth time in as many years, voters in the Monroeville School District said no to a bond issue that would have raised money for renovations and expansions to the cramped school building. On Tuesday, voters rejected the issue by a 574 to 255 margin, or 69 percent to 31 percent. In November, the margin against the bond issue was 831 to 686 (55 to 45 percent).
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Bev Campbel had decided she wasn't going to allow her 13-year-old daughter to get a MySpace.com account. What Campbel heard Monday confirmed her decision. The Norwalk resident and more than 40 others attended a seminar put on by Project Leadership of Huron County, called Perception Vs Reality. The event's purpose was to alert parents that what they think their children are doing and what the youngsters are actually doing might be two different things.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD - The passage of an income tax increase here will allow the police department to be proactive instead of just reactive, city manager Brian Humphress said. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Drugs, alcohol, women, rage and hatred once consumed New London resident Brad Trembley. Then one day, he opened a Bible to Romans, and a different Brad Trembley eventually emerged one full of love and a willingness to help others. Trembley found Christ.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
As anyone who's been keeping up with U.S. Post Office news knows, the 2007 commemorative stamps will feature new designs of historical events and figures. If only those were the sole changes.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Josh Ursem remained calm while delivering a baby for the first time. <p><em>Read the rest of this story in <a href="http://activepaper.olivesoftware.com/Default/Skins/Norwalk/Client.asp?Skin=Norwalk&Daily=NRWK&AppName=1">Today's Reflector</a>...</em></p>
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD Mayor Todd Shininger has to be wondering whether he'll be caught off guard any more this week. First, Willard City Council surprised him at its meeting Monday, when the body offered refreshments and read a proclamation in honor of his birthday. He turned 80 Wednesday. On Thursday, Shininger was shocked again when he was honored as Huron County's senior citizen of the year at the annual senior recognition luncheon.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Ethel Muhar won't take all the credit for the many cakes she made and decorated with her hands. The glory, she said, must go to God for giving her the talent to make the cakes, each of which can feed multitudes and are befit for occasions such as weddings.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
CLEVELAND In "Lincolnesque," John Strand's sometimes biting, engaging but unfocused satire on Washington politics, one of the characters says, "You just need someone to help you focus, that's all." Strand could use some help in that area as well for his play "Lincolnesque," which continues through May 20 at the Cleveland Play House.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD Marsha Danhoff was concerned about how her two daughters were settling into Willard Middle School. Her concerns were alleviated when principal Dan Major told Danhoff her daughters were doing fine and making friends. Danhoff said Major went out of his way to reassure her about her daughters. Danhoff, a school board member, shared that brief anecdote with fellow members at Monday's meeting, where Major was recognized for his 14 years as middle school principal.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD - Joyce Garcia said she needs to park by the front door of her North Main Street home in Willard. It's a matter of being homebound or able to run necessary errands. City officials have said by parking on her front yard, Garcia is violating the city's zoning code.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
CLEVELAND - My, how art can mirror life, and visa versa. One need look no further than "Lunacy," a riveting, lean, honest and deceptively simple play being given its world premiere in Cleveland through May 27.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Some of the obvious byproducts of gardens are fruits and vegetables. Increased sociability, education, less crime, higher property values, civic pride and thriving neighborhoods are others.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
MONROEVILLE You could look at Monroeville Elementary School's "Young Author's Day" Friday in one of two ways: It was a day in which an author for young readers came to discuss her work with the students. But it was also a day when published books written and illustrated by the students were on display in the school's gymnasium. The day-long celebration of books culminated Ohio Right to Read Week a week full of fun activities. The week is one way for schools to meet Ohio Department of Education Standards in library, language arts and content areas.