1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON - "Under Milk Wood' is one of the few plays you can enjoy with your eyes shut throughout. The language in Dylan Thomas' poetic slice-of-life play is so rich with vivid imagery, sight becomes an unnecessary sense.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
MEDINA - It's on to the Division VI, Regional 21 final for the St. Paul Flyers after blanking McDonald 34-0 Friday night at Ken Dukes Stadium. The Flyers (12-0) will now face top-ranked Hopewell-Loudon (12-0) Friday night at a site to be announced Sunday. The Chieftains were a 30-0 winner over Mogadore.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
What happens when you take a laid-back mother who home schools her children and lives from day to day without savings (her musician husband doesn't work on a regular basis) and you put her into an upper-middle-class home with an uptight wage-earner husband where a daily schedule is posted with required chores for each child? And what happens if you take the wife of the uptight upper-middle-class wage earner and place her in the home of the musician where all four little children sleep happily together on a mattress on the floor, and do exactly as they please at all times? Find out by tuning in to a reality TV show called Wife Swap.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Art students at Norwalk High and St. Paul High got a taste of tartan recently as two Scottish artists taught classes for two days at each school. The Geotrac Foundation, a charitable organization founded by Dan White, brought the artists to Norwalk.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - A 16-year-old Edison High School sophomore was charged with felonious assault Tuesday after he hit another student from behind and punched him in the head several times. "He has contusions and abrasions on his face. He apparently has a broken facial bone," Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. "I believe they're both 16."
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk High School Principal Brad Cooley is pleased six police dogs didn't find any drugs during a search Wednesday of the lockers and parking lot. The sweep involved canine units belonging to the Norwalk, Avon, Bucyrus, Sandusky and Willard police departments as well as the Huron County Prosecutor's office. The interior search, during which the school was on a lockdown, took about 35 minutes. The parking lot search lasted 50 minutes.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Crows. They're everywhere. It's basically impossible to drive anywhere, city or country, without seeing some. They thrive on leftover grain in corn and soybean fields, linger around McDonald's, Burger King and other places hoping for bits of bread and other tidbits, haunt landfills and loaf around grain silos looking for spilled grain. In Ohio alone there are millions of these big, black 1- to 1 1/2-pound birds, and their population is slowly increasing. Therein lies a tale. Many people don't like these noisy, prolific birds, and for good reason. I've had more than one farmer tell me of seeing them work down a row of fresh sprouted corn plants, pulling each and eating the seed below. That's not so bad when one or two do it, but when a whole flock digs in, it can be costly. They're opportunist feeders, too, not at all averse to robbing song bird nests and feasting on the eggs. So, what do you do when an idle afternoon comes around and you've little to do? You hunt crows, secure in the knowledge that you're doing something useful by thinning their numbers and getting some great wing shooting practice in process.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLYDE - Whirlpool Corporation in Clyde recently announced the temporary layoffs of 250 workers from the factory's overnight shift at the end of November. "This is temporary in nature. It is related to a softening of the market and consumer demand," said Jill Saletta, spokeswoman for the company. The Clyde facility employs about 3,500 people. Saletta said the overnight shift will not be resurrected until the economy picks up.
1:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
ELECTION RESULTS The following are results from the federal, state and county races and local issues in Tuesday's general election. All vote totals are unofficial, and totals for state and federal races are for Huron County only unless otherwise indicated. The winners are denoted by a "√'
1:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
A rural Wakeman man was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in the Huron County Jail on the work release program for growing marijuana beside his home. Eric C. Whidden, 43, of 6405 Leroy Road, was fined $1,000 as part of his three years of probation. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said the defendant fled the scene of a rear-end collision on Ohio 18, but the other people involved were able to get Whidden's license plate information.
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk High School Hall of Fame Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Art Gallery at Norwalk High School. The evening will consist of dinner by Blue Ribbon Catering and the induction of the 2008 class of the Norwalk Academic, Athletic, and Distinguished Citizen Hall of Fame.
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
CANTON - A Monroeville driver died Monday night after being hit by an oncoming vehicle on U.S. 30 inside the Stark County line near Wayne County. Donald J. Gravenhorst, 47, of 4390 Pontiac Section Line Road, was involved in the accident about 8:05 p.m. Trooper Jim Donohue, of the state Highway Patrol's Canton post, said it's unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor, but said speed could be a "possibility."
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Boose claims 58th district seat Norwalk resident Terry Boose is the new 58th district state representative.
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Aside from President-elect Barack H. Obama, there were two big winners in the election that ended last night: The Internet and the American public. The Internet for obvious reasons. This was the first national election in which the Internet's potential was fulfilled as a tool for organizing and raising money. And, WOW, did it ever perform.
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
There's a new sheriff in town. Huron County Sheriff-elect Dane Howard said he is "absolutely" looking forward to the challenges of being the county's top law enforcer.
12:58 AM Jul 26, 2010
Western Reserve taxes not repealed COLLINS - In the case of Western Reserve Local Schools, having the two repeals defeated on Tuesday's ballot was a good thing for the district.
12:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Main Street Theatre will present "This Is My Country: A Salute to America" in honor of Veterans Day. The show, sponsored by the Norwalk Reflector, is at 7 p.m. Friday and tickets are $5 for general seating and $7.50 for reserved seats in the first five rows. The show is put on by the "MuTS of BGSU." Tickets are on sale at the theater box office from 6 to 8 p.m. today and before the show.
12:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Willard City Schools superintendent Dennis Doughty commended educators and students for the district's "effective' rating for the 2007-2008 year. "That's a tribute to our teachers and students and principals for a job well done,' Doughty told school board members at their meeting Monday. "We've shown great improvement over the last five years.'
12:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - The city has acquired three properties through a new state law allowing municipalities to obtain sheriff sale-foreclosed property for free. Council voted unanimously Monday to accept the properties and then sell them to the highest bidder. That will allow the city to recoup part of the money spent on property maintenance, city manager Brian Humphress said.
12:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
With 49 out of 52 precincts in Huron County reporting, here are the results of contested races in tonight's general election (these results are for Huron County only) President - John McCain 9,591, Barack Obama 9,010
12:57 AM Jul 26, 2010
He might be one of Norwalk's best kept secrets. Legendary coach Paul Brown was born in Norwalk, but most people seem to associate him with Massillon. And for good reason. Brown coached at Massillon before moving onto Ohio State and then to the Cleveland Browns three teams that have left their mark on the football world. There is a statue of Brown in front of Paul Brown Stadium at Massillon High School. He was born Sept. 7, 1908 in Norwalk, and died Aug. 5, 1991, at the age of 82.