The children's version of the "Aladdin" ballet that will play the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center on May 6 is not open to the public. It is for a select group of area schoolchildren who have received invitations.
I would like to express my frustration regarding an issue that is before the Ohio House. This is an issue that all Ohioans need to make a priority, as it will have a drastic effect on our future. House Bill 119 threatens to pull the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) from students seeking enrollment at a proprietary (for-profit) school. Currently OCOG is determined by financial need to students enrolling for a minimum of a two-year degree. Should HB 119 pass, students eligible for such funding will be denied the OCOG if they enroll in a school that is not state-funded.
Since when does the government think it is their right to discriminate against citizens who would prefer to attend a school that is the best choice for them? Most students who attend proprietary schools are considered "non-traditional;" many are single parents, adults returning to the workforce or those who need to train for a new industry. Smaller, proprietary colleges offer a flexible, convenient, and less expensive alternative to reaching their educational and career goals.
I am writing about the recent drug testing debate: "Does It Work?"
"To me it's a deterrent," said one person. Americans are teaching their children to be obedient robots, not intelligent people who use free will to make the right decision because it is the right decision. "Obey. Conform. Resistance is futile."
I'm not sure what has prompted me to watch it. I really am, deep down, a good person who just made a mistake. I apologize for it.
There, I said it. Yes, I'm a fan of the Don Imus Show. I try to catch what bits of it I can in the morning at home and then switch it on for the final hour while at work.
Sometimes taxpayers just don't like how the government spends our tax dollars. We can always think of a better way we could spend that money if only it was in our own pocket. That's the idea behind most tax breaks.
However, we would be hard pressed to find a better way for the city of Norwalk to spend $25,000 than a hazardous waste pickup day in the city, which is something the city is investigating.
Brian L. Kovach, 18, of 315 Peru-Olena Road, was cited for reasonable control Thursday on New State Road after his vehicle exited the roadway and struck a mailbox and stone wall. He was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center by North Central EMS where he was treated and released.
Joshua Taylor and Laura Mays of Dayton are the parents of a boy born March 21.
Taylor is the son of Joseph and Dawn Lieb and grandson of David and Sandra Power and Jack and Mary Lieb and great grandson of John and Juanita Reilly.
NEW LONDON Several area organizations have teamed up to offer free computer classes at the New London Public Library.
The SEO Mobile Internet Training Lab provides a state-of-the-art classroom on wheels complete with ten networked PC's, a digital projector and a networked printer. SEO is a branch of the State Library of Ohio and provides the computer lab to public libraries for use in offering on-site training.
Maisee Fried of Willard was a part of a "Year of a Million Dreams" at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
She was on vacation with her family March 29 to April 4. While having dinner at the Coral Reef restaurant in Epcot, she was given a Pixie Dust Pin Pack by a cast member.
CLEVELAND The late reappearance of snowy winter weather is taxing Ohio's honeybee population, already struggling with a lack of food storage and an ailment that has killed off tens of thousands of honeybee colonies in 24 states.
Northern Ohio hasn't experienced a real shortage yet, but if things continue as they are, there could be a problem here in pollinating next season's crop, Ohio State Extension agriculture agent Mike Gastier said.
Northern Ohio's fruit crop may escape the current cold snap relatively unscathed.
While other states' farmers are talking about losing entire fruit crops, Lilly Burnham of Burnham's Orchard is estimating a 10 percent loss.
Embattled Huron County Director of Job and Family Services Erich Dumbeck resigned today, effective June 1.
"I just felt it was time for a change, time to do something different,' he told the Reflector today.
Following several tumultuous years, Erich Dumbeck resigned Tuesday as director of the county department of job and family services after just three years at the helm, effective June 1.
"I just felt it was time for a change, time to do something different," Dumbeck said in an exclusive interview with the Reflector, which first reported his resignation Tuesday on this Web site.
There will be a party this week. There will be teenagers in attendance. There will be drinking and/or drug use.
Naturally, we hope we are wrong about that last prediction, but we're getting it from teachers and administrators who have a lot of breaks under their belts.
NEW LONDON James Renner, author of "Amy: My Search for Her Killer" will speak at the New London Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Ten-year-old Amy Mihaljevic was abducted from a public plaza in Bay Village in 1989, and her body was found four months later in a field in Ruggles Township in Ashland County, only a few miles from New London.
Three local individuals were arrested Friday on a variety of drug-related offenses.
Officers arrested Craigory McCoy, 28, of 520 Milan Ave., lot 57, Norwalk, Jennifer McCoy, 21, same address, and James Griggs, 30, of Bellevue.
Matthew J. Rennert, 18, of 1405 Ohio 18, was cited for reasonable control Saturday on Townline Road 51 after his vehicle exited the roadway, struck a barrel plate and field and then overturned. Rennert was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center by North Central EMS.
Gaymont Nursing Center
Residents celebrated the opening of the Major League Baseball season this week. Staff members were encouraged to wear team jerseys. "Peanut Butter and Jelly Day" was observed as residents with a sense of adventure tried some PB & J pizza. Stretching and flexing exercises were done to the rhythm of several old-time favorite songs and bingo was played on Tuesday and Thursday.
Norwalk believes it is most important to conduct stem-cell research, by a margin of more than 30 points, according to an online poll conducted by the Reflector.
Sixty-two percent favored the research, while 30 percent said it is more important not to destroy human embryos. Eight percent said they didn't know.
MILAN Kaitlyn Fischer proved to be a tough customer on Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic bats Monday in a Sandusky Bay Conference softball game.
The Edison freshman allowed just one hit in a 12-0 win. The Lady Chargers improved to 5-1 overall, 1-0 in the league and are scheduled to play Wednesday at Clyde.