10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
Nicole Carroll, daughter of Scott and Jayne Carroll and a student at New London High School, was recently selected for the All-Ohio State Fair Band. The band, founded in 1925, is comprised of superior musicians selected from throughout Ohio. Carroll will stay at the Ohio State Fairgrounds and perform as a percussionist from July 24 through Aug. 7. "I think it shows with a little hard work and perseverance you get rewarded for it," Jayne Carroll said.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
Receiving regular massages and being active at the Rec Center are two of the ways that Cliff Brown continues to feel well in his older adult life. Brown will turn 94 on Jan. 21 and has lived at The Carriage House since 2000.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
Willard High School graduate Randy Adams feels he just got his first big break. When your first big break is co-producing the Tony Award winning best musical on Broadway, that's a nice one to have. "Memphis" is the first musical Adams has produced on Broadway. He accepted the award at the annual Tony Awards telecast, held this year on June 13 at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. "I was thrilled, just happy," said Adams, a 1972 Willard graduate who is easy-going, modest and quick with a laugh.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
A child's lemonade stand was the spark for Norwalk resident Tracy Olden's plan to help save her home from foreclosure. A friend's 8-year-old granddaughter made $18 in three hours. Olden, who has been unemployed for almost a year, told neighbor and friend Candy Kronewitter she wished she could make money at that rate. She put her plan into action recently and made about $350 in a day. Olden set up shop outside her East Main Street home, selling many different household items with the help of neighbors.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD -- City council on Tuesday delayed taking action on an ordinance until its next meeting to vacate a number of city alleys, after concerns brought up by a local couple. City Manager Brian Humphress has said the reason to vacate the green alleys is they serve no purpose to the public as a whole. One such alley, however, serves a big purpose for Willard residents Gus and Jacqueline Thacker, 930 Myrtle Ave. Their driveway is a green alley, and if it was closed, they fear they wouldn't be able to reach their garage. If the city were to vacate the alley, half would go to the Thackers while the other half would go to their neighbors.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
Chances are, by now you've made (and broken?) your annual New Year's resolutions to lose weight and exercise more. But stop and think a minute: Are these your goals only for 2007?
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
A motion to accept a free Roeder Harley-Davidson police motorcycle died before village council could take a vote. That's because nobody seconded councilman Don Wangler's motion that would have allowed police chief Mike Ruggles to finalize the loan. Roeder would have lent the village's police department the motorcycle from April through October. The Cleveland Police Department would've provided free training, while free storage was available at the edge of Monroeville. The village would have only had to foot the cost of insurance, which was $231.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
The water buildup in a ditch off U.S. 250 south of Norwalk has a local couple frightened. Carol Harpst said she and her husband, Jack, are "petrified" and "scared to death" not only that a damage-inflicting flood could ravage their house, but that a motorist could get killed speeding through a flooded U.S. 250. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
CLEVELAND As anyone familiar with "Of Mice and Men" will tell you, the heart of John Steinbeck's classic novella is the closeness between its two central characters: migrant workers George and Lennie. In order for Steinbeck's masterpiece to work on-stage, the principal actors must convincingly convey that bond. Unfortunately, due to actor Harry Carnahan's unsympathetic portrayal of George, that doesn't happen in the Cleveland Play House ppoduction that opened last week and runs through Jan. 28.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
TOLEDO He isn't listed as one of the understudies for the role of the Phantom. In fact, he normally plays one of the Swings, a minor character in "The Phantom of the Opera." But, actor David Gaschen's experience playing the title character definitely showed Friday night during the press opening of "Phantom" at Toledo's Stranahan Theatre. The solid production plays through Jan. 28 as part of the Stranahan's 2006-07 Broadway Series.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
MONROEVILLE School board member Mike Helmstetter expressed interest in a Wall of Fame that would honor distinguished graduates for academic and athletic achievement. He said he feels erecting such a wall would be good PR for the school. "The more we're in front of the public the better," Helmstetter said at Monday's school board meeting.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
The multi-award winning Broadway show "The Light in the Piazza" is proof that musicals need not have toe-tapping, hummable songs to be considered great. "Piazza," which opened a two-week run at Cleveland's Playhouse Square Center as part of a national tour, doesn't have a single memorable song in it.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
Forgive Chris Adams if you compliment him on his singing ability and an awkward moment follows: It's just that he believes all the credit should go to the Lord. He is the reason why Adams, who will play the Norwalk Theatre on Saturday, performs for audiences. Adams, 38, will give a Gospel concert featuring hymns such as "Great is Thy Faithfulness" and "I Surrender" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the uptown theater.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
If you believe the Norwalk High School Music Boosters are a boon to burgeoning music students, you're invited to bet for their benefit. The Boosters are holding a fundraiser called "A Night at the Races" at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Norwalk American Legion. Admission is free.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
As toddlers, Christy Wade's children suffered numerous colds, ear infections and sinus infections. She took them to the doctor, who prescribed medication, but that would prove a short-term fix. Wade had to take them to the doctor at least two or three times each winter.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
You've probably felt the prick of a needle at the doctor's office. Now, imagine how this must feel: Prick... Prick... Prick... Prick... Prick... Prick...Prick...Prick...Prick...Prick...Prick...Prick.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
Squash death like a bug. Tell that sarcastic, arrogant and impatient entity it will not consume your thoughts.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
When Junnie Valen-tine's homemade biscuits didn't turn out right, she didn't throw them away. Instead, the charitable rural North Fairfield resident fed them to the birds. It's just one example of the giving ways of Valentine and her immediate family: 13-year-old son JD, 16-year-old daughter Ashley and husband Ken.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
CLEVELAND A woman in the play "Cuttin' Up: Wit and Wisdom from Black Barber Shops" wants her sons to observe African-American barbers at work. She says she wants them to see black men doing something positive. Just about all of the characters, all of whom are black, are doing positive things which makes the humorous and tear-jerking "Cuttin' Up" a good play for the Cleveland Play House to stage in February, which is Black History month. Charles Randolph-Wright's adaptation of the book of the same name by Craig Marberry is on-stage through Feb. 25.
10:59 AM Aug 23, 2010
MONROEVILLE Village Council met Wednesday and took care of the following business: Voted unanimously to enter into a financial agreement with the Monroeville school district for use of the school as an emergency shelter. School officials estimated the project's cost at $29,000. Huron County Emergency Management Agency Coordinator Bill Ommert has provided $10,000 to help with the cost of installation.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: This play is NOT intended for children, or anyone younger than the late teens. It may offend devout Christians and lovers of animals, particularly horses. There are scenes of full-frontal nudity and sexual content. LAKEWOOD The Beck Center for the Arts is making the most of an extraordinary opportunity: Staging Peter Shaffer's controversial and powerful Broadway drama "Equus," which is on the center's Mackey Main Stage through Feb. 25. The production comes just three weeks before a West End production is set to open, starring Daniel Radcliffe of "Harry Potter" film fame, and Richard Griffiths.