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.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
The 80-year-old birthday boy, Robert Strimpfel, strolled into the community room Friday at the Bennett Pointe senior housing complex in Norwalk. He raised his arms and then modestly waved away the roughly 50 individuals who yelled "Surprise!" and "Happy Birthday." But this was a big deal to Strimpfel's large family -- including 10 children, about 35 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. They'd planned this surprise party for about a month and two of his children came from South Carolina.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Due to safety concerns, the village is considering making changes to parking spaces at St. Joseph Church/School, Trinity Lutheran Church and Monroeville Local Schools. Village administrator Michael Goodwin told council Tuesday he reviewed parking areas in those spaces and "concluded that there are many spaces that need changed."
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Heather Cook is one of 12 finalists for the Face of Fox Toledo competition. Judges will further narrow that number to five in September, following another round of voting by the public. The Reflector on Friday published a story about the contest. The winner works at the station for a year by serving as a spokesperson, representing northwest Ohio and their community. Among other things, the Face of Fox Toledo shoots promotions, talks on camera and visits festivals and events.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Greg Cumston values the education he received at Edison High School, calling it "excellent" and "first rate." It prepared him well for college, the 1993 graduate and business owner said. Cumston, of Milan Township, wants his children, who are in kindergarten and third grade, to reap the same benefits of a Berlin-Milan education. That is why Cumston has become active in the Citizens for Berlin Milan Schools, a group that advocates on behalf of the district.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Ohio Department of Commerce Director Kimberly Zurz urges Huron County residents to join in the 2010 Unclaimed Funds Treasure Hunt by checking the Norwalk Reflector on Tuesday. By checking the newspaper advertisement, readers can find out if they're entitled to unclaimed funds turned over to the Ohio Division of Unclaimed Funds in the past year.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Opening day attendance at the Huron County Fair Monday was 6,729, which is up from 6,081 last year. In 2008, opening day drew 6,600, which was down from 7,692 on 2007's first day. The rain-soaked 2006 opener drew 5,770, while the 2005 opener saw 6,183 pass through the gates. Opening day attendance was 6,742 in 2004, 6,229 in 2003 and 6,260 in 2002.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
The Erie County Sheriff's Office and Erie County Health Department will conduct drive-through prescription medication collections from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 28. The event will take place at the Erie County Fairgrounds, 3110 Columbus Ave., Sandusky and also at the Berlin Township Fire Department, 12101 Ohio 61, Berlin Heights. Health and safety officials are looking for expired, unwanted or unneeded prescription or over-the-counter medicines within their original containers, if possible. Also needed are unwanted or unneeded syringes.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Western Reserve High School junior Allison Dalton was disappointed she didn't place in any categories at the State Fair this year -- she'd practiced for several months. But her work did pay off on Monday -- in a royal way. Dalton was crowned Huron County Junior Fair Horse Queen, while Western Reserve freshman Tristin Wolfe is the new horse king. Paige Wolfe, a Western Reserve eighth-grader and Tristin's sister, earned princess honors.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Quinn looks nothing like the beaten, starved and skinny, completely bald horse she once was. Gone are abscesses on her feet, lice and fungus-ravaged skin. The thoroughbred quarterhorse sported a shiny chestnut coat and walked lively Wednesday at the Huron County Fairgrounds. Quinn has most of her weight back, at about 1,700 pounds. Laura Erswell knew Quinn would make it. The trainer and 4-H adviser could see the sparkle in Quinn's eye, even when the horse was physically worn out.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Megan Stein's dairy feeder did not earn grand champion or reserve champion honors. Still, the 2010 St. Paul High School graduate received a premium bid of $1,250 for the animal Thursday at the Huron County Fair small livestock sale in the G.A. Pickworth Judging Pavilion. Totals were not available Thursday night. Stein said the large bid had nothing to do with the animal's appearance.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
The 2010 Lake Erie Boat Week event, scheduled for the Huron Boat Basin Sept. 7 to 12 has officially been canceled, event creator and director Janie Vogel has announced. "It is with great heartache that I am announcing this spectacular Lake Erie Boat Week event won't take place in Huron this year," Vogel said. "All efforts were made to create a situation where this event could happen in that community, but it was not possible due to difficult circumstances beyond my control that made it impossible to continue.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Just because school will soon start up again and summer will be "over," the heat will remain. And when there's no air conditioning indoors and a hot sun is streaming through windows, classrooms can feel stifling. The Monroeville board of education discussed Monday the need to secure funding for air conditioning units for classrooms.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
A whopping 9,107 people paid to attend the Huron County Fair on Wednesday, significantly up from 7,342. Last year on Wednesday, the fair's third day, was veterans' and kids' day, meaning people were admitted at no cost before 3 p.m. This year, kids' day fell on Tuesday and veterans' day on Wednesday. The fair's third day saw 6,955 pay to attend in 2008 and 6,890 in 2007.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Serving Our Seniors is hosting its second public forum to advocate for keeping the all-electric discount, scheduled to expire in May 2011. The forum is titled "PART II: From the Consumers' Perspective: Fair Electric Rates for All Electric Homewoners." It will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 31 at the Community Church of the Nazarene, 1617 Milan Road in Sandusky.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Community Health Partners (CPH) will soon join the growing list of Ohio hospitals and businesses that have adopted a tobacco and nicotine-free hiring policy. Beginning Sept. 1,CHP will hire only individuals who do not engage in the use of tobacco or nicotine products. The new policy will not impact current associates.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
The Willard school board will issue a ruling on the Melodie Adelman case at its next regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 13, attorney Dan Mason said. Mason, who took over the case from school board attorney Michael Loughman, said the board deliberated on one afternoon and two evenings. Mason was asked about how long each session lasted. However, the attorney, who is in the same firm with Loughman, declined to comment. He said he wasn't sure how much information he could divulge without violating the privacy of the deliberations.
10:56 AM Aug 23, 2010
Thursday saw 8,361 people attend the Huron County Fair. That number is up from 5,949 in 2009 and 6,655 in 2008. The Showman of Showmen contest is scheduled for 5 p.m. today. Other activities will include a sheriff's K-9 demonstration at 6, square dances at 6:30 and 7:30 and a rough truck competition at 7:30. The large livestock sale is slated for 9 a.m. Saturday while the demolition derby and barn dance are at 6 p.m.