12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
The St. Paul girls' golf team improved to 5-0 Tuesday with a win over both Margaretta and Norwalk at Eagle Creek Golf Club. The Lady Flyers, paced by Kayla Bevier's 47, scored a 201 to the Polar Bears 203. Norwalk checked in with a 243.
12:12 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Council discussed spending about $40,000 to upgrade traffic lights, got its first information about legalizing golf carts on city streets and discussed the responsibility of landlords for their tenant's water bills at Tuesday night's work session. Dale Sheppard, safety/service director, said the cost for improving street lights would be paid back within 2 1/2 years by cost savings from replacing incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Thanks to Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate, Karl Rove, President George Bush's political smear consultant, will have hundreds of millions of dollars to spend going after Sen. Barack Obama and Democratic candidates, and outside groups will also be doing everything they can to dismantle Democratic campaigns. In the lead will be Freedom's Watch, a shadowy group whose strategies for undermining Democratic candidates and defeating change are being masterminded by Rove, who will "say anything, do anything" by scorched earth tactics he and George Bush unleashed on America in 2000 and 2004. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, popular in rural Ohio at the Democratic National Convention on Aug. 22, helped Sen. Clinton to a 9-percent-point victory in Ohio's March 4 primary, pushed the party's attack against Republican John McCain that he's out of touch with average Americans on kitchen table issues. "When I was a little boy, I went to a one room school house," he said, playing up his rural roots.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - The Western Reserve Board of Education and the Western Reserve Education Association have approved a contract that will run from July 1 of this year to June 30, 2011. In a special meeting Monday the board agreed to 3 percent salary increases for each year of the agreement, and in return, the teachers OKed what Treasurer Brett Robson called "tremendous concessions" in their health benefits, similar to those agreed to by the non-certified staff.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
With the non-league schedule out of the way for area teams, let's see how the three local conferences fared. Leading the way is the Firelands Conference with a combined record of 15-9. The Northern Ohio League came in at 13-11, while the Sandusky Bay Conference finished 10-14.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - The cat issue seems to have nine lives in the village. Resident Denver Moore appeared before council Monday to protest the body's defeat of the ordinance designed to alleviate the cat problem. Moore said his wife has severe asthma which can be worsened by the presence of a cat. "We have got to do something about the cats," he said. "You guys turned it down, and there's no law that says you can't reopen it."
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - An upset parent called Willard City Schools Superintendent Dennis Doughty, lambasting him for proceeding with a plan to build new school buildings. How, she wanted to know, could school officials want to build new buildings at the present time, what with the economy and everything? Doughty's answer: The state is offering $32 million to help fund the plan.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
MADISON TOWNSHIP - Superintendent Dave Williamson resigned last week after being convicted last week on two counts of attempted sexual imposition. He is the former superintendent with the South Central Local Schools.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD The school board recognized the Willard Athletic Boosters for various donations the group provided recently. The group donated $15,000 for tennis court renovation, $30,000 for bleacher repair/replacement, $3,771 for the athletic department and $750 for athletic teams. The total donated: $49,521. The board also unanimously approved a baseball fundamentals clinic for 2009. It will be conducted for six straight Sundays starting Jan. 11 and ending Feb. 15. It will last from 1 to 6 p.m. and is designed for all age groups. Each age group and skill will be designated to a specific hour of training. In other business:
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) Steel bound for the Sept. 11 memorial is going on tour at Giants Stadium. Giants and Jets fans will be able to sign two 37-foot beams being used to build the memorial to the 2001 terrorist attacks before their teams' home openers, while New Yorkers will be able to sign the beams at a spot near ground zero on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, the foundation building the memorial said Tuesday. The National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum collected Americans' signatures on pieces of Sept. 11 memorial steel during a 25-city tour to raise money for the memorial. Two new beams, weighing nearly 4 tons each, will collect New Yorkers' signatures. The first steel columns raised for the Freedom Tower, the skyscraper replacing the World Trade Center towers, were covered with New Yorkers' signatures. "Signing the steel beam is a special opportunity for people to contribute to this national tribute and to be a part of history," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg, chairman of the memorial foundation.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
The final sendoff for Daniel Duncan wasn't your typical funeral. Along with shedding tears, the approximately 800 people who gathered to celebrate the teenager's life also clapped, sang and danced as they praised his commitment to God. A group traveled up from West Virginia Wesleyan College, where Duncan had only been in class for 2 1/2 weeks, and many of the 2008 St. Paul graduate's classmates returned from their various colleges to honor Duncan.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jennifer Everts has been a teacher for more than 40 years. In the 1960s, her work was mostly in the substitute teacher role.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jim Gerken, chairman of Norwalk Furniture, said he has nothing more to report at this time on the company's future. Mary Geretz, receptionist for the company, said negotiations continue with potential investors and Comerica Bank.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - When it comes to the best in world-class thrills and fun-filled family entertainment, nobody does it better than Cedar Point amusement park/resort. The popular family vacation destination earned the coveted designation as the "Best Amusement Park in the World" in Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards. Cedar Point took home the top award for a record 11th consecutive year.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
ROCKY RIVER - The Norwalk varsity volleyball team traveled to Rocky River for the Magnificat Invitational. The Ladies in Blue brought back a 1-2 mark.
12:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
At some point during his childhood, 20-year-old Nathan Phillips lost his black Power Ranger. On Saturday, he found it.
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
On Monday, Sept. 15, Mill Street will permanently become one-way heading east toward Corwyn Street between the branch of Mill Street headed toward Main Street and Corwyn Street. The portion of Mill Street that branches off from Main Street will continue be two-way.
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue Carlos, Jr. and Irma Martinez or survivor to Residential Funding Company LLC, 324 E. Main St., $23,334. Greenwich
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue Jody L. Morgan to U.S. Bank National Association as trustee, 415 Sandusky St., $59,334. Lasalle Bank National Association as trustee to Jeffrey A. Henderson, 204 Lyme St., $60,000.
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - The driver of a Buick Park Avenue fell asleep at the wheel while heading southeast on U.S. 250 early Friday morning and went left of center, colliding with a truck hauling steel beams. The Tri-Community Joint Fire District had to use extraction tools to get William C. Spencer, 19, of Jeromesville, from the car. A LifeFlight helicopter transported him from the scene to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, where was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit.
12:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Eighty-four-year-old William E. Rupp lay helpless on the grass last Saturday, crying out for help. He had just tumbled off his roof. Several times he yelled for help but apparently nobody heard him.