AKRON - Let us tip our caps to the Carousel Dinner Theatre for trying to make the most diehard Indians fans feel better, what with this season of high anticipation going down the drain.
The Akron theater has taken the devilishly hilarious 1950s musical comedy "Damn Yankees,' and incorporated the Cleveland Indians into the story, instead of the Washington Senators.
WILMINGTON - The 2008 Banana Split Festival, set for June 13 and 14, will be bringing attendees some of the best talent around, featuring music from the ‘50s and ‘60s.
On Friday, BlueStone Ivory will perform. What began as a group of high school grads that played for high school dances and clubs, evolved into a group with a killer horn section that went on to become one of Cincinnati's premiere bands for the next decade.
STEUBEN - David Poole, a first-grader at Greenfield Elementary, won a coloring contest organized by the Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol for Operation Feed 2008.
"We do Operation Feed every year, but this is the first time we've incorporated the children," Trooper Rebecca Wellner said. All Huron County first graders were invited to enter the contest by coloring a picture and donating $1 or a critically-needed food item.
This letter is in regards to the grievances filed by the teachers in the Plymouth-Shiloh School System. The people of this community need to be aware of what Mr. Metcalf and the School Board could cost the taxpayers and our school district.
How is it that a principal (Susan Gray) that rarely shows up for work could possible pass judgment of the teachers under her? How many times have parents been to the school to see her only to find that she is not there? How many phone calls have been left unreturned? Most parents would not know Mrs. Gray if they passed her in the hallway at school or on the street.
My friend of many years, Dr. Andrew Latham, and I took a canoe trip down the Huron River-West Branch from Monroeville to Lover's Lane Bridge.
I don't think many people realize how beautiful the river is. We both grew up in Monroeville and then went to Ohio State where we were in the same fraternity. Andy graduated form MHS in 1962 and I graduated in 1964. He went on to become a physician and I had a career in the Air Force as a pilot and later in education. Neither of us had ever canoed down the river. We both moved away from Ohio after graduation and just now are returning to the area.
An eighth-grade Norwalk Middle School student was transported to Fisher-Titus Medical Center after falling on his head in the school parking lot this morning.
"He fell on his head, but I don't know if there was internal bleeding,' Norwalk Fire Lt. Rick Perry said. "We didn't find any information about what happened.'
WILLARD - People in the Willard area Wednesday ran the gamut some already have their mind made up between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama and others said they won't make up their mind until closer to the election.
One Willard woman, Susan Richards, said it still might not be a race between the two men.
Willard High School hasn't completed statistics for class rankings yet, but the top five students all credit growing up in Willard for part of their success.
Christen Chaffins, the daughter of Greg and Deb Chaffins, said the chance to take honors, post-secondary and advanced placement courses have given her an advantage as she heads to college.
With the support of Gov. Ted Strickland, Democratic members of the Ohio House of Representatives acted unlawfully and unconscionably in the impeachment proceedings against then-Attorney General Marc Dann.
Their impeachment resolution was brought under section 24 of article II of the Ohio Constitution. This section says the House can impeach an official "for any misdemeanor in office.' Because there was no evidence that Dann had committed a misdemeanor, no authority existed to remove him from office under that standard. Bob Taft met the standard, but Dann didn't.
I enjoyed Cary Ashby's recent, full-page feature of county ice cream stands. I was also totally amazed and hugely disappointed to see that he omitted one of the best.
As far as I know, New London is still in Huron County. I never thought I'd have to be a cheerleader for my hometown, but today, I feel I can stick up for us as well as any other lifelong resident.
As many of you know, my youngest child graduated from high school this past weekend. And although it's too early to panic yet, I am almost at the point where I will have no children left at home. He leaves for college at the end of the summer.
And so, I have been trying to anticipate this next stage in my life by researching it. When I became a parent, I had lots of "how-to-parent' books. But there are no "how-to-not-parent' books.
The Norwalk-Huron County Chamber of Commerce's Antique Motorcycle Show is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on West Main Street in downtown Norwalk.
Last year's show featured some outstanding examples of Hill Climbers, Indians, a BMW many more. With cooperation from Mother Nature, we expect another grand showing of old-time bikes.
The cause of a bale fire this morning at American Excelsior Company, 180 Cleveland Road, is undetermined.
"(It was) nothing that someone caused or on purpose,' Norwalk Fire Capt. Tim Lucas said later. "It was put out pretty fast. Some of the employees tried to put it out and we put it out when we arrived.'
Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch told council the city's Web site is being upgraded to include a community calendar for civic groups and an action line to document and track citizen concerns and complaints.
"It is going to be a more sophisticated way to get information out to the community,' Lesch said.
MONROEVILLE - The treasurer of the Monroeville Athletic Boosters has been in custody since Saturday on allegations he stole about $21,000 from the organization accounts.
Scott L. Miller, 45, of 175 North St., is accused of writing checks to himself and his business to pay off debts from his personal business, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said. The offenses are suspected of being committed from January through August 2007.
James L. and Myrna L. Spears or survivor to Shaun M. and Amanda E. Hill or survivor, 293 Southwest St., $38,303.
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as trustee to Destiny Ventures LLC, 134 Buckeye St., $3,000.