CLEVELAND - Oh, what a night indeed. A night out watching the hit musical "Jersey Boys' is a night of exhilaration, heart ache, triumph, goosebumps, and redemption. The multi-Tony Award winning show is playing the State Theatre at Cleveland's Playhouse Square Center through July 20.
What a great night. Last Thursday, friends and family traveled to Blossom Music Center for the Iron Maiden concert.
The Norwalk Catholic School Governing Board has approved the hiring of Cindy McLaughlin as director of the Norwalk Catholic School Early Childhood Center. McLaughlin replaces Amy Hurst who will be teaching kindergarten at the ECC in the fall. Walter Klimaski, Norwalk Catholic School president, recommended McLaughlin for this position after a local search. McLaughlin will manage the staff and activities at the Early Childhood Center including the daycare program which is available to Norwalk Catholic School families for their pre-3 to sixth-grade students. McLaughlin graduated from Parma High School. She received her bachelor's degree in home economics education and pre-kindergarten from Bowling Green State University, and her master's degree from Loyola University/New Orleans. She has extensive experience in Catholic education having taught pre-school at St. Joseph Catholic School in Monroeville, consumer science at St. Paul High School, Norwalk, and the young 5's program at the Norwalk Catholic School Early Childhood Center. McLaughlin is looking forward to her new position saying, "It is such an honor to be able to serve the Early Childhood Center families as the director. I am looking forward to the challenges of bringing the Catholic faith alive for small children by continuing my work with the Good shepherd program. I am also excited about working with the staff to promote academic excellence for the young."
NORWALK The following cases recently went through Huron County Common Pleas Court: Foreclosures Matrix Financial Services Corporation, Lake Zurich, Ill., vs. Tarry White, aka Terry J. White, and Vickie White, aka Vickie L. White, 5048 Ohio 601, Norwalk; Creditors: Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky; Stephen D. Austin and Rose E. Austin, 501 Seminary Road, Norwalk; plaintiff's notice of voluntary dismissal prejudice at plaintiff's cost. Citimortgage, Inc., OFallon, Mo., vs. John R. Adcock and Jane Doe, unknown spouse of John R. Adcock, 2400 Collins Road, Collins; Creditor: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Ocala, Fla.; plaintiff's notice of voluntary dismissal without prejudice at plaintiff's costs.
HIGHWAY PATROL n Kori L. Lewis, 18, of 2407 U.S. 250, hit a deer Friday on Townline Road 131.
Incorrect information ran in last week's coverage of the Jeffrey A. Resor murder trial. Timothy Adkins was a witness for the state Friday. J. Ronald Bowman is a retired Lucas County Common Pleas judge.
Last week I told the story of the village of Wakeman being legally incorporated in the 1920s. A story to go along with that concerns the bringing of electric lines to Wakeman for lighting streets and buildings. Some men appeared at that time and claimed to represent a Cleveland electrical firm which would wire private homes for electricity. Five Wakeman men signed up with them, the work was done and the bills were paid. About six weeks later each of the five men received word from a Cleveland bank that it held a note due from each man for $175 he had borrowed to purchase an electric washing machine.
I mentioned in a recent column that I had taken a trip to Las Vegas for a newspaper meeting. It just so happened that my niece, a pharmacist, had a conference there at the same time and her mother, my sister, was going with her. Once they found out we were going, my other sister in South Carolina and mother in West Virginia decided to go, too. Once he heard we were all going to be there, my brother in California and his family came, too. So it turned in to an impromptu family reunion. My sister arranged for us to all go to a show "Jersey Boys." From what I could tell, it was pretty good, but it's difficult for me to say. My sister, who's about 10 years older than I, sat beside me. The Four Seasons were her favorite group growing up and she sang every number at the top of her lungs along with the actors.
I have never been one of those people who shun technology. I like it. I survived the changeover in the journalism world to computerization. I can remember the days when I would type my news story on a typewriter - not on a computer - and I literally cut the story apart (with scissors or the sharp edge of a ruler) and pasted - or taped - it back together again, in a better order. Now, "cut and paste' is done with a few easy strokes of the finger on the computer keyboard - no actual cutting with scissors involved. I can remember writing headlines by counting the letters and spaces in the desired headline. Letters like "m' were wider and counted for one and a half spaces; letters like "i' were narrower and counted for only a half space. Then you had to know how many letters per inch would fit for a given headline print size, and how many inches across you had to work with for the headline. If you did this mathematical calculation right, when the headline machine came up with your headline it would fit; if not, you had to redo the headline. Now, headlines are done on the computer, and the size can be tweaked with a few strokes of the fingers on the keyboard - a bit larger or smaller, and voila! It fits!
Fitness instructor attends conference Irene Gonzales-Miller, a AFAA certified fitness instructor, recently attended a Regional Fitness Conference in Columbus.
A pair of fundraisers are planned for local politicians seeking election this November. State Rep. Thomas Heydinger (D-Norwalk) is holding a "Heydinger For State Representative' spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the U.A.W. Hall on Pleasant Street in Norwalk. Donations are welcome.
MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue Roy Andrew Richmond, Jr. to U.S. Bank National Association as trustee, 320 Lyme St., $32,000. Jean Pacchini to Joshua M. Russell, 242 Sandusky St., $65,000.
MONROEVILLE - Monroeville High School's Alumni Association will host its first dinner for past graduates at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Peru. Blue Ribbon will cater the dinner, which includes barbecue ribs, green beans, cole slaw, au gratin potatoes, rolls and assorted pies with iced tea, lemonade or coffee. The meal's cost is $15 per person.
NEW LONDON - Council learned Monday the village received a clean audit report, and administrator Shawn Tappel said, "Jonna (village clerk Jonna Rowland) knows what she is doing with the books. She does an excellent job." Tappel said the trees that are going to be cut at the Recreation Park are marked and suggested any interested council members go out to the park and check things out.
Bells ring when Norwalk native Mike Feyedelem arrives at work. Someone heralds his arrival, and those under Feyedelem's command must stand at attention.
NEW LONDON - The 122nd reunion of the Longfellow Chapter of the New London Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle Alumni was held June 18 at the home of Sherrill Stover. President Marilyn Kamm welcomed the members and introduced the speaker, Carol Girton, the new school superintendent, whose topic was the importance of educating young children to read.
If you've always wanted to participate in a triathlon but never had the chance, consider this your opportunity. The Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department will hold its Second Annual Maple City Triathlon beginning at 8 a.m. Aug. 9 at Veteran's Memorial Lake Park. Participants can form groups of two, three or go solo. The cost to go solo is $40, $65 for a two-person team and $95 for a three-person team. There will be an additional $10 one-day licensure fee, charged at time of registration to each participants who is not a current member with USTA.
Even with a last minute appeal from Bill Bader to the Chicago Federal Aviation Administration office, the decision is final - the Huron County airport will not be closed to accommodate safety and traffic concerns of Summit Motorsports with more than 60,000 fans expected at this weekend's NHRA Nationals. A spokeswoman from the Detroit FAA office said Wednesday that a formal proposal had never been submitted. Agency regulations require requests for airport closures be made 90 days in advance, a rule that neither Bader nor the local airport board realized existed. Bader first gave a formal proposal to the local board at the June 17 meeting, bringing along an engineering report he had funded.
Huron County's umemployment rate dropped in May, according to figures released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The percentage of county residents collecting unemployment compensation last month was 7.3 percent. That compares with an 8.4 percent mark in April, a figure that ranked Huron County fourth among the state's 88 counties when it comes to unemployment.
On a summer day, with school out and the sun not nearly as sizzling as in August, you might expect 16-year-old Trisha McClain, of Centerville, to be outside playing soccer. But this week, McClain isn't playing the sport she enjoys, and she isn't outside.