3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jeanne Gahagan, whose son Ethan is a kindergarten student at League Elementary, was very impressed Friday with the COSI on Wheels program at the school. "I think it is wonderful," she said. "This is getting the kids excited about science." Gahagan was one of the volunteer parents and retired staff members who watched the presentation and then manned several stations to give students the chance for hands-on learning experiences.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Last week I mentioned the Homestead League real estate development, one of Norwalk's first planned real estate expansions. About this same time (1853) agitation began in the village government to have sidewalks. It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to walk on unimproved streets. They were muddy in wet weather and dusty when dry. Main Street being sandy often required a person to walk ankle-deep or worse in certain weather.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - The South Central Class of 2009 will soon be on its way. Sixty-one class members will graduate at 2 p.m. Sunday, when they will officially join the ranks of South Central alumni.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Downtown will bustle with activity Saturday. A flea market will begin at 9 a.m. in the Gazebo Parking Lot at the corner of Myrtle and Pearl. More than 20 local vendors have signed up promising a large variety of bargains including: baked goods, tools, lawn mowers, housewares, plants, used clothing, books, antiques, odds and ends, jewelry and balloons. Vendor space is still available. Call Paul Capelle at (567) 224-1738.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - They say home is where the heart is. Marvin Lewis' heart is indeed at home.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Michael Marko was sworn in as the village's newest chief of police at Wednesday's council meeting. Marko replaces Mark Holden, who is now with the Willard Police Department. Marko's term starts June 1 at an annual salary of $41,600.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
With new innovations and technology, growing fruits and vegetables at home is becoming more convenient and popular even for people who don't have much space outdoors. "A lot of people are living in condos and doing container gardening," said Candy Miller, garden center manager for Miller Landscape & Gardens. "I see younger generations putting in their own gardens too."
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - Eighty-three students will receive diplomas at Western Reserve's graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday and start life after high school. "The entire faculty wishes these students well on the next step of their journey," said Principal Lisa Border.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Antigonie Sanabria, a Milan Elementary fifth grader, has a succinct anti-tobacco message Tar belongs on the road. Thanks to a contest sponsored by Fisher-Titus Medical Center and Willard Mercy Hospital, that message will be spread on 5,000 bookmarks distributed through area libraries.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
When Norwalk Police Officer Melissa McNally starts her first shift today, she will be the fourth full-time female officer in the history of the department. "I'm used to working with a bunch of guys. It isn't anything new," she said.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - For a time, Mayor Todd Shininger thought Blanca Alegria lived in the City of Blossoms: She owned two businesses in Willard, attended church there, was a member of its Kiwanis Club and Chamber of Commerce and founded the city's Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Alegria lived in Chatfield, but judging from some comments about her in the wake of her death, she sounds like one of Willard's own. The Willard community is mourning the death of Alegria, who died Tuesday morning at her home after a long battle with cancer. She was 51. An obituary was published in Wednesday's paper.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Texas man remains jailed after rocks kicked up by his fleeing vehicle severely injured his estranged girlfriend when he left an Ohio 103 business. The 29-year-old female victim sustained two broken ribs and sprains to her wrist and ankle after Manuel Moreno, 37, fled in a vehicle Saturday, Huron County Sheriff's Maj. Greg Englund said.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The village does not need to raise electric or water rates but needs an increase in wastewater rates, according to utility consulting firm Courtney & Associates. John Courtney, of the Findlay-based firm, presented village council with its 2009 Annual Utility Rate Review Tuesday. He said for Monroeville, wastewater revenues need to be increased by about 10-percent in order to meet the projected near-term revenue requirement.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Plymouth High School will bid farewell to 69 seniors during today's 7 p.m. graduation. Leading the way are the class of 2009's top students.
3:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Don't mess with a good thing. That was the message Tuesday morning from the Huron County commissioners.
3:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Edison-North Union Division III regional semifinal baseball game scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Elida Middle School has been postponed due to weather. It will be played at 2 p.m. Friday.
3:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The 49 students in the 2009 graduating class of St. Paul High School will receive their diplomas at 2 p.m. Sunday. Principal Jim Tokarsky said the class "is a very close-knit group" that doesn't always act the way he expects.
3:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
The southern half of Huron County is trying to dry out today after Mother Nature dumped more than 5 inches of rain on it. "Crazy," said Bill Ommert, Huron County Emergency Management Agency coordinator.
3:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
We're no longer No. 1. But nobody in Huron County is crying about it. Huron County's most recent unemployment rate dropped to 15.7 percent, a couple percentage points lower than a month ago. Huron is now No. 2 among Ohio's 88 counties, second only to Williams County, which posted a 16.3 percent unemployment rate.
3:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
While members of Boy Scout Troop 208 got a look at city government at Tuesday's city council work session to earn their Citizenship and the Community badge, they also got a lesson about the design-build concept for public projects.
3:46 AM Jul 26, 2010
Mark Schaffer, who farms 7,000 acres in Huron County, is upping his corn acreage this year with about 4,000 acres planted to corn. "We just finished on Saturday night about 8 o'clock," he said. "It was a challenging year for planting. We bounced around a little just because of ground conditions. The efficiency level was way down."