5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Concert organist and conductor Brenda Leach of Baltimore will perform an organ recital at noon Dec. 6 at Norwalk First United Methodist Church, 80 W. Main St. Leach has performed extensively as a concert organist and conductor in France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Russia, Estonia, Bulgaria, Latvia and the U.S.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN The Edison High School Music Department will hold its annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature Christmas performances by the Edison High School Concert Choir, Varsity Band, Wind Ensemble and Show Choir. All groups are under the direction of Denise Reilly and Donita Carman.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
At this time of year, the students get a little break for the Thanksgiving holiday. We have much to be thankful for in the city of Norwalk. We live in a community that is clean, safe and blessed with strong schools. I spent lunch time on Monday at the Norwalk Catholic School Early Childhood Center. Like many schools, our kindergarten students were enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal. We ate turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, cornbread muffins, pumpkin pie, and orange Jell-O in the shape of pumpkins. The children made sure to inform me that the pilgrims and Native Americans didn't have orange Jell-O at the first Thanksgiving. As I looked around at the young faces around the table, I'm thankful that our future is in such good hands. One of the natural responses that we have when counting our blessings is to try and share with those who don't have as much. I believe we in Norwalk are blessed to live in such a generous community. The St. Paul Key Club and our elementary school have collected canned goods to share with those in need. Many of our students will also be helping to provide meals on Thanksgiving Day. It's great to know that our kids are developing a generous spirit and are willing to share with others.
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Week of Nov. 26 to Nov. 30 (All meals served with milk)
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Alexzandria M. Wasco, a junior at John Carroll University, was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society on Nov. 17. While less than 4 percent of the junior and senior classes are academically eligible to be nominated, it is always based on scholarship, loyalty and service, making Alpha Sigma Nu one of the highest honors that can be given on a Jesuit campus. Wasco is a 2006 graduate of Edison High School and the daughter of Mary Bruno, of Milan. Dawn Olvera of Norwalk was recently named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Owens Community College.
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MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue
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NORWALK The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Travis J. Paynter, 18, 41 Walnut St., Lot 21, New London; obstruction of official business; conviction date: Nov. 5; fine, $200; costs, $56; jail 90 days, 89 suspended; defendant shall have two years intensive supervision probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall follow all directives of probation office; defendant shall pay supervision fee; defendant shall consume no alcohol or drugs of abuse for two years; defendant shall attend counseling as directed by probation officer.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
This will be my last column. Starting next week, I will be relinquishing my responsibilities here as "Interactive Media Editor." I will be going to the Sandusky Register to focus all my attention on developing our Web sites. Feel free to make all the "going over to the dark side" jokes you want I've already heard them all. (The fact that the Register is our sister paper really only intensifies the rivalry, most of the time.)
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
A woman in my department at work has decided to make a radical change in her employment situation. She is going to leave the comfort of her salaried position to work independently as a business consultant.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Toast the city of Norwalk and the parks and recreation department for the improvements made to the access road at Veterans Memorial Lake Park. The back entrance, adjacent to Executive Drive, was replaced and trees were removed to improve the drainage. It's a beautiful park enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year. Toast all of you who braved the crowds to spend your money on Black Friday. Despite all of the doomsday predictions, sales were up and people were are willing to spend some money. The economy needs a boost, and this is a good start. Speaking of spending money, today is Cyber Monday when everybody hits the Internet.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Robin Weirauch, the Democrat hopeful to replace the late Paul Gillmor as this area's U.S. Represenative, will visit Norwalk Monday. A fund-raising luncheon will be held at the Eagles Club at 151 Milan Avenue at 12:30 p.m. and is open to interested residents. Weirauch will speak to the issues of concern in our area and address how she would work to make changes that will impact us all.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Two people were injured in a traffic accident Friday morning in southern Huron County. Russell Boyda, 23, was flown by helicopter to St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo after an accident Friday morning on U.S. 250 south of Norwalk near the Ashland County border. Boyda's condition was unknown Friday night.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jevon Lambright of East Townsend Boy Scout Troop 242 built four all-weather picnic tables for Christie Lane as his Eagle Scout project this fall. He obtained grant funding through the Firelands Electric Community Foundation to pay for the plastic lumber used. The plastic lumber was manufactured by EPS Plastic Lumber in Elgin, Ill., out of 20 percent to 25 percent recycled post-consumer plastic milk containers. Two of the tables will be used by kids on the Christie Lane School playground and two will be used by adults in the new memorial patio/garden behind Christie Lane Industries.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Brandi Roeder, 34, Monroeville Immediate family: Kevin (husband), Isabelle, 7, Isaac, 3, stepchildren Cassandra, 25, and Andrew, 22.
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FITCHVILLE More than 100 people gathered Friday afternoon at the roadside park in Fitchville to dedicate the historical marker commemorating the Golden Age Nursing Home fire of Nov. 23, 1963. Those in attendance included men who fought the fire, relatives of victims and others who remembered what one speaker called "the terrible tragedy" in which 63 lives were lost.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
A 35-year-old man will serve a local 11-month prison term for stealing about 240 cartons of cigarettes from a New London grocery store last year. But before being punished for this crime, he must finish his sentence for a conviction in Medina County. James R. Samkas II made a written confession in March about the Sept. 15, 2007 burglary at the West Main Street business. New London Police Chief Mark Holden, at the time, said the defendant admitted to being with "someone else, but he would not disclose who his accomplice was."
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk man must post a $20,000 bond before being released from custody on an aggravated burglary charge. Jesus Mancilla, 23, of 11 Bouscay Ave., is accused of breaking into an Ontario Street home early Thursday morning and assaulting a male victim, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Scott Krichbaum is ready to serve as the first-ward representative for Norwalk City Council. "It's been kind of crazy," he said of the controversy over the race for the first-ward seat. Krichbaum, a Republican, was named the winner this week.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Republican Scott Kirchbaum has defeated Democrat Lynn Chapin by four votes in the first ward city council race, a recount completed this morning has revealed.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - A Willard driver is accused of being intoxicated after a one-vehicle accident Friday at a Myrtle Avenue gas station. Derrick Jordan, 24, of 830 S. Myrtle Ave., must post a $20,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail. He is charged with improper handling of a firearm, a concealed carry weapon violation, driving under the influence and using a weapon while intoxicated.
5:40 PM Jul 25, 2010
Andy Estep, a 2003 Western Reserve graduate, will be returning to Kenya after he graduates from college in December to teach and perform community service. "Some friends and I developed this organization Immerse Yourself in Service (IYS)," Estep said. "We were running groups down to New Orleans right after the hurricane." He will travel to Kenya with two other members of IYS, one from Cincinnati and one from New York. They have raised about $6,000 to fund their five weeks in Kenya. The three will be teaching English and science at the same small school Estep worked in during his previous trip to Africa.