10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
There are things important to me in life. There's my wife, children, parents, brother, relatives ... and then there is Rush. This band, which has been around for more than 30 years, has meant more to me than any college course I ever took. That's why Norwalk resident Keith Ridge and I made the 150-mile trip Tuesday night to the DTE Energy Music Theatre north of Detroit for the Rush concert. That's also why I'm headed to Blossom Music Center tonight for another Rush performance.
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND Giraffes make a perfectly timed entrance on-stage, as though prompted by a famous African refrain. No matter how many times you have seen "The Lion King," you can't help but drop your jaw in amazement at this awe-inspiring musical. Now the phenomenon has invaded Cleveland's Playhouse Square Center for the second time in four years. For sheer realism, you can't beat those giraffes inching across the stage soon after the opening curtain; they just look so real. Other costumes are not nearly as realistic, but that is no accident: In the 2004 animated film, many of the animal characters exhibit distinctly human characteristics. The costumes in the stage musical emphasize the characters' humanity by not fully enveloping the actors in animal clothing. Still, the masks are evocative enough to suggest a specific type of animal.
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN The Milan Melon Festival will be celebrating its 49th year this Labor Day weekend where former queen Kelsey Parker will hand down the crown. The pageant will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday. Here are brief descriptions and pictures of this year's contestants: Brianne Bolding
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Despite overwhelming evidence of how bad it is for us and all the media coverage it receives, the obesity rate in America is continuing to soar. According to the Associated Press, obesity rates continued their rise in 31 states last year including Ohio and no state showed a decline.
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
If you pick up a newspaper or watch TV, you're well aware of the current "mortgage crisis," as well as the downturn in housing sales and prices impacting the U.S. economy. I want to provide some perspective on the situation facing mortgage lenders across the country, and share with you why you can remain confident when dealing with reputable banking institutions. Typically, mortgage lenders sell their loans in the secondary market, to generate money to fund additional loans. However, some of these lenders generated bad loans that have become delinquent and sometimes were not as they were represented to the investor. These lenders lacked the financial capital to buy back their loans when requested and these lenders failed. With rising delinquencies and defaults, investors have become increasingly reluctant to purchase loans.
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
By and large, a little hazing is a good thing. Perhaps we should rephrase. A little harmless hazing is a good thing. Rites of passage are an important part of life, and surely we can all look back fondly on some such incident. Perhaps you came back to your cabin to find your cot on the roof. Or perhaps your resident adviser woke you up at four in the morning by screaming next to your bed and then dragged you over behind the college president's house to do the same to him.
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Some simple ideas for kicking up the curb appeal of home Your hair is shiny and blown dry to perfection; makeup applied to bring out your best features. The summery cotton dress you slip into hugs you in all the right places. You slide on your strappy sandals, stand in front of the mirror and scream! You haven't shaved your legs in a week. Ugh! Within seconds, your self-esteem plummets. Just as with your appearance, it's all about grooming but in this case, the objective is grooming the front of your home. Yes, it's great to paint, upgrade, and renovate the interior of your house but the exterior can be just as important if you want to create a true haven. It's the way your home "greets" the world and when you neglect it, it's like a bad blind date, "My house has inner beauty but the outside has? a great 'personality'." The front of your house should also be a venue for expressing your creativity. The decorative bridge between your front yard to your front door can easily be tackled without taking weeks and weeks of backbreaking labor. A little imagination, research and little bit of time can give your place a serious kick of curb appeal.
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
There are many specialty items that can be recycled. One of those is used or broken cell phones. Right at the Norwalk Reflector office at 61 E. Monroe St., you can turn in those phones. There is also a box inside the front door of the Huron County Office building at 180 Milan Ave. These phones will be recycled for a good use.
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Here are candidates for races on the November ballot in Huron County: City Offices
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Ashley E. Sexton, 17, of 917 Armstrong St., Willard, was charged with failure to control Monday after she went off the right side of Ohio 162, where the car overturned and stopped with all four wheels on the road. A relative took her to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries. No information was available on her condition because Sexton is a minor.
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
On Saturday, the Huron County Solid Waste Management District and the Firelands Computer Club joined together to host an electronics recycling day. The rain held off and more than 50 residents turned in items for recycling. Beginning at 8 a.m. a steady stream of cars and trucks arrived at the facility until the noon finish time. Items included 20 televisions, 100 hard drives and computer parts, printers, scanners, radios and five of the heaviest typewriters ever made. "I have to say, the counsel TV we loaded up was the biggest item I could ever thought we would get," said Pam Hansberger with the SWMD. "That TV was as big as a couch. It took three guys to get it in the trailer."
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY- A Berlin Township man is in critical condition in the intensive care unit of a Toledo hospital after reportedly attempting to commit suicide Tuesday at the Erie County Jail. Timothy J. Thayer, 47, fell about 13 feet from a second floor walkway about 2:15 p.m. and suffered critical injuries to his head and spine. A medical helicopter transported him from Firelands Regional Medical Center to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Sean Swarner did not climb the world's highest mountains as a hobby. He didn't reach altitudes at which jets fly for exercise, nor as a show of extreme bravado. No, the 32-year-old Willard native reached each summit because in hospital beds around the world, children lay stricken with cancer and bereft of energy, hope and possibly the will to live. His story has been told in media outlets such as ESPN, which produced a special recently on him.
10:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
AUG. 28, 1932 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago:
10:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
PUT-IN-BAY The fourth annual Miller Boat Line 5K at Put-in-Bay Run/Walk will be held on the Lake Erie Island of Put-in-Bay on at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 22 at the Boathouse Bar & Grill, 218 Hartford Ave., downtown Put-in-Bay. Also, a 1-Mile Family Fun Walk will begin at 9:15 a.m. Runners and walkers can pre-register online atwww.hermescleveland.com or can call Hermes Sports & Events at (216) 623-9933. "Nearly 250 runners participated in last year's Miller Boat Line 5K at Put-in-Bay," said Susan Byrnes, an island resident and race coordinator. "Runners claimed the scenic waterfront race is spectacular."
10:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
Here's your chance to enjoy the squabbles of an unlikely pair of roommates, and help the Firelands Computer Club all in one day. Workshop Players Theatre-in-the-Round in Amherst has scheduled a 3 p.m. Sept. 16 benefit performance of Neil Simon' s "The Odd Couple," with proceeds going toward the club's supplies and service projects. Recent projects have included joining the Huron County Recycling Program for a county-wide electronics collection and donating a CRT monitor to the Salvation Army Learning Zone.
10:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
CLYDE Communities for the Arts presents, "Riders In The Sky", America's Favorite Cowboys. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Clyde High School Auditorium. With 28 plus years and well over 5,000 performances and counting under their collective cowboy belt, Riders In The Sky, the Grammy-winning western music group whose music is firmly grounded in the rich American music traditions of such legendary cowboys as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and the Sons of the Pioneers, and whose fun-filled performances have enchanted audiences of all ages, are themselves the stuff of legend.
10:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
WELLINGTON The Friends of the Herrick Memorial Library will be holding their 25th annual "Harvest of the Arts" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16. The festival has grown to include more than 100 artisans participating in the fine arts, folk arts, and performing arts in this historic village.
10:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
Milan resident Ashley Ostheimer has been awarded an $8,000 transfer scholarship to attend Ashland University based on her academic achievements. A 2006 Edison High School graduate, Ostheimer was a member of National Honor Society; drama, key, Spanish, French and art clubs; SADD; Enlightenment; varsity cheerleaders; and peer tutors. She was the 2005-06 Melon Festival Queen. Ostheimer attended Ball State University where she was a member of the Fashion Merchandising Association and the Fashion Design Society, was a coed cheerleader and on the dean's list. She is the daughter of Ellen Ostheimer of Milan and the late Keith Ostheimer.
10:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Kurt J. Leber, 20, 2723 Peru Center Road, Monroeville. Violation date: May 26. Conviction date: Aug. 10. Sentence: $600 fine, $55 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with $250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP); defendant shall have limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from Aug. 10 to Nov. 26.
10:10 AM Jul 25, 2010
I was reading last week's Norwalk council news. Residents spoke about the vacant house at 16 N. Pleasant St. If there have been complaints for a couple of years, why didn't the city and zoning inspector and health department condemn the house when the owner left or after she died. This needs to be done now. Is the estate settled? If not is there money to raze it. Who owns it now? Can the fire department burn it down for practice? Those three gray and white shacks down by St. Mary's St. Drive Thru, need to be condemned. The old children's home on Benedict needs to be torn down. Since the bank owns it now due to the default on the loan, let them pay to have it torn down. I agree with Jean Hipp, if the Pleasant Street house was next to the mayor or council members it would probably be gone.