10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Local anti-abortion activists said Wednesday they are happy that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ban on a controversial abortion procedure, but more advocacy work remains. Supreme Court justices voted 5-4 Wednesday to uphold the ban on what anti-abortion activists call "partial birth abortion." Those who are in favor of abortion rights and members of the medical community generally refer to the procedure as "intact dilation and extraction."
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
If you're going to see Western Reserve High School's spring production of "South Pacific," you won't have to worry about the orchestra drowning out the actors. That's because there will be no orchestra. Instead, production director Kimberly Harrison has played the songs into a computer, which will digitally create the musical sounds.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
New London drama director Sarah Boss said one of the reasons she chose "The Switch" for production this spring was its silly premise. Silly indeed: The wives of a cautious school psychologist and a no-nonsense music teacher convince the men to switch places for the day.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Food is not just what we eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What we eat is part of our cultures and backgrounds. To celebrate our fare, The Bowling Green Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting The Foodways Culinary Expo, which will explore the significance and roles food can play in a culture.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Like many people, James Griggs gets overwhelmed at times. But, when you're afflicted with autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it takes more than a few deep breaths to refocus. The 16-year-old Norwalk Christie Lane student has been accepted to receive a service dog that will help him become more independent, calm him when his autism overwhelms him and help locate James if he wanders off.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
A review of the play "Deathtrap" that appeared in Saturday's paper incorrectly listed Karen Mears as the cast member playing the psychic. That role is played by Deb Presser.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
MONROEVILLE School board member Robin Reed suggested the auditorium could use a new curtain, which superintendent Carol Girton estimated would cost $2,500 to $3,000. Reed said while watching a performance of the spring musical, "The Sound of Music," she noticed the curtain wouldn't close all the way. As a result, some students had to hold it shut.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
A public showing of Gaymont Nursing Home's new promotional DVD will take place at 6 p.m. today at the Norwood Avenue facility. The video was produced by Delaware, Ohio-based HomeLife Media Group, and is divided into two sections. The first, which lasts a little more than six minutes, provides information to health care providers considering referring a patient. The second, five-and-a-half minute section is targeted to families considering placing a loved one at Gaymont. For instance, it will tell relatives what services come with a long-term stay at the home, or a short-term stay for rehabilitation.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
MONROEVILLE - School was forced to close here because of a power outage the first time Monroeville schools superintendent Carol Girton said that has happened since she came to the district in 1999. Power was out this morning in the entire village, because of a downed substation. The power went out in school at 7:30 a.m., just as the students arrived, Girton said.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
MONROEVILLE - In an effort to avoid extra costs, council decided Tuesday to table a decision on whether to approve a 4 1/2-day training seminar in June for Monroeville Police Sgt. Frank Gleason. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Keith Ridge wants you to send him walking and the ducks waddling. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
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...