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
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.
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
Jake's Radiator owner Howard Wilde must feel like the Buffalo Bills of the early '90s only worse. The National Football League team made it to the Super Bowl four times, only to lose each game. Wilde has made it to the national round of NAPA/ASE Technician of the year 12 times, but has come up short every time.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Dick Schafrath has earned trophies, certificates and championships, wrestled bears at sports shows and is a member of the Cleveland Browns Hall-of-Fame. He has canoed 79-miles, non-stop across Lake Erie, and once ran 69 miles non-stop. But, the 70-year-old former state senator found true, long-term fulfillment after a Sunday church service about 25 years ago.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
Angi Lesch knows why she likes volunteering for the Huron County Agricultural Service Center. "I love to help these guys out because they have a lot of stuff to catch up on," Lesch said.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
All sounds of music you will hear at Monroeville High School's spring musical this year will be entirely live. That's because unlike "Annie" last year, which featured recorded music from the original Broadway production, "The Sound of Music" will feature a live orchestra of students, faculty members and community members.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD City council lent its support Monday to a proposed rental housing development on Willard's northside. In a related move, council tabled until its next meeting a decision to support a similar rental housing development nearby. Council voted 4 to 2 to support Rural Opportunities Inc.'s and the NRP Group's plan to build 30 single-family homes. The development would be located on North Main Street.
10:58 AM Aug 23, 2010
While the county's second graders are growing in knowledge, they are about to do some nurturing of their own. More than 900 area students from 21 schools have received red maple seedlings to plant, as part of the Second Grade Arbor Day Program.
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
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
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
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...