10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Norwalk youngsters don't get the chance every day to meet Native American children. Yet, that experience was a reality for 11 teenagers from Calvary Baptist Church last month.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
MONROEVILLE - If you live in the village, you'll pay more for water and wastewater service if council ultimately approves rate increases. Council will hear a second reading on the ordinance at its next meeting Tuesday. Council must read the ordinance three times, and will vote on it during the third reading at its 7 p.m. Aug. 14 meeting.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
The books are far from finished. Chapter one contained all the familiar characters and settings. Now the plots will thicken, and unfamiliar characters and settings will emerge.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Norweco's presence in Norwalk is even greater with the recent opening of a testing facility on Plank Road. Previously, the work performed at the new facility was conducted at plants in Texas and Massachusetts. That has changed with the opening of North American Testing. "Twenty four months ago, North American Testing was just a vision," said Michael S. Price, vice president, sales for Norweco, which stands for Norwalk Wastewater Equipment Company.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
HURON - Wow, all you hams out there: Didn't exerting all that comic energy in the play "Leading Ladies" look like a blast on the Huron Playhouse stage, where the comic romp plays through Saturday? It sure looked like fun and effortless, thanks to deft comic timing by an exuberant cast bringing to life this farce by playwright Ken Ludwig, perhaps known best for writing the equally madcap "Lend Me a Tenor."
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Faster than you can say "Wingardium Leviosa,' legions of young wizards will fill bookstores, libraries and other places transformed into Harry Potter party central in anticipation of the release of the last Potter book at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. In the Norwalk/Sandusky area, revelers have a few places to go celebrate - and possibly win a free copy of the new and last book.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Elementary Principal David Zitner officially retired Monday after two years in that position and 32 years in education. William R. Butler, the high school's dean of students for the past seven years, replaces Zitner, who resigned effective July 16.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
She's a senior in college and is a tad too big to pass for an 11-year-old girl. Still, Lara Mainier, a member of the Huron Playhouse acting company, is a convincing and lovable Annie, in the musical of the same name that runs through Saturday to close the Playhouse's 59th season. Normally the part is played by a child, but the Huron Playhouse cast the part to an older person due to the amount of rehearsal time two weeks. That might have been too short a time for a child to prepare for such a vocally demanding role, according to Playhouse Managing Director Jann Graham Glann. A theater not on a summer stock schedule would normally have about six weeks to prepare, she noted.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Ohio University junior Molly McManus said she believes the youngsters she's working with this summer are stars on and off the stage. On-stage, they are just getting an opportunity they might not otherwise have.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
She's had her heart broken a number of times like losing on a buzzer-beater. If you are a Cleveland Cavaliers fan, just remember what you felt like after "the shot."
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Norwalk resident Chad Ackerman has done all he can do. Ackerman survived the cuts during a week-long tryout in South Florida recently for the right to play professional baseball.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Seven -- as in the "Seven Deadly Sins" -- might be a bad-luck number for some. But for those who have decided to use Microsoft's Widows 7, the number could mean years of smooth, effortless computer use. Firelands Computer Club members found out Monday just how convenient the operating system can be. Through Microsoft Community Connections, the Firelands Computer Club received a copy of the system for its use. Sean Meadows, account manager with Advanced Computer Connections, gave a presentation on the many features of Windows 7.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
New London native and HLN Morning Show anchor Robin Meade will sing "Welcome Home" on Saturday at Classic Park in Lake County. The timing and the song's title are particularly appropriate for Meade. Legions welcomed her home to New London in May during a fundraiser for her cancer-stricken cousin, Myrtie Anderson.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
When one thinks of music, instruments such as the piano, guitar and the drum may come to mind. But what about tambourines, triangles, wood blocks, maracas and shakers? Berlin Heights resident Rosalynn Campbell wants to share those instruments with children and help them learn basics about music. Campbell, a 1995 Western Reserve graduate, is going into her second year teaching pre-school age through second graders rudimentary music. Campbell will offer classes starting in mid-September and continuing for seven weeks.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Residents might want to be wary of how tall they let their grass grow. City council passed an ordinance Monday that changes the maximum height allowed to six inches from the current eight. The ordinance will go into effect 30 days from Monday. If enforcement officials discover grass taller than six inches, the respective resident(s) will receive a four-day notice before the city cites them or mows the grass at the property owner's expense.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
The village's annual Peach Festival will begin at 5 p.m. today and run through 6:45 p.m. Saturday The line-up of festivities is as follows: Today 5 p.m. Start 5 to 9 p.m. Bike helmet fittings 5 to 10 p.m. Bingo to benefit library 6 p.m. Corn hole tournament (registration 4 to 5:30 p.m.) 6 p.m. Princess contest 6:30 p.m. Distinguished citizen honors announced 7 p.m. Basket auction 7 p.m. Free Beer Band Saturday 2 p.m. Waterball Demo by Fire Department
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
According to at least one Web site, the color purple "combines the stability of blue and the energy of red." That is something Norwalk business owners Tabatha Moore and Connor Shaffer would love to hear. After all, their 4-month-old business is called The Purple Circle Thrift Store. Moore, 22, and Shaffer, 19, will operate the 270 Milan Ave. store alone for the time being, but plan to hire in a few months. Those interested in working at The Purple Circle Thrift Store can drop off a resume, Moore said.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
The instantly recognizable lyrics to "Proud Mary" drifted through the cool air inside a room within The Chapel of Sandusky. Big Wheel Keep on turnin' Proud Mary keep on burnin' Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river On this night, perhaps more appropriate lyrics would have been: Clickin', clickin', clickin' on the hard tile.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
A hearing for suspended Willard City Schools Food Service Supervisor Melodie Adelman will begin at 1 p.m. Monday in the administration offices. Attorney Dan Mason, who has taken over the case from school board attorney Michael Loughman, said he anticipates the hearing will last more than one day. "I'd be surprised if it's less than three days, but you never know," said Mason, who is Loughman's partner in their Sheffield village-based law firm, Stumphauzer, O'Toole, Mclaughlin, McGlamery & Loughman Co., LPA.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
The Willard school board plans to seek financial help for a building reconfiguration project. Superintendent David Danhoff suggested that with dwindling enrollment, a one-campus, two building set up makes sense. Under that arrangement, the current middle school would house all kindergartners through sixth-graders. The high school would house seventh through 12th graders, with the seventh- and eighth-graders in a separate wing from the high school students.