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COLLINS - Thankfulness and congratulations were the order of the day at Western Reserve's graduation Sunday in the school gymnasium. (NOTE - Additional photos of Western Reserve's graduation ceremony can be seen here.)
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It was "worth the effort," but the Huron County Job and Family Services Transition Center in uptown Norwalk just didn't get enough business to remain open. "We were only getting about five people a day ... we just couldn't afford to have a staff person there at least three days a week," Jobs Director Theresa Alt said.
3:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Former Norwalk runaway Calvin Riley was released today to the temporary custody of his parents on electronically-monitored house arrest. Huron County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Cardwell stressed to the 13-year-old Norwalk boy he was prohibited from texting anyone, using a cell phone or using friends to communicate with other friends.
3:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard hopes a state grant will restart a drug resistance program. The sheriff's office has applied for a $21,198 Ohio Drug Use Prevention Special grant through the state attorney general's office. The money would cover related literature and manpower, giving deputies the opportunity to have direct contact with students in the South Central, Western Reserve and Willard school districts.
3:51 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - The South Central High School senior class held its commencement Sunday with 61 members tossing their caps at the end of the ceremony. (NOTE - Additional photos of South Central's graduation ceremony can be seen here.)
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There was laughter and also a few tears as 49 students became graduates of St. Paul High School Sunday afternoon. "Today's the day we become adults and today's the day that our parents can kick us out of the house if they want," said Salutatorian Adam Pugh. He also thanked parents for all of their support with a little levity.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Saving more than a quarter of a million dollars isn't just a dream for some parents of EHOVE students. It is a reality, according to graduating senior Zach Ellis of New London High School. During Friday's EHOVE senior recognition ceremony, Ellis said students in EHOVE's Tech Prep Program have earned more than 1,345 hours of college credit.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - The crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble makers. Are these descriptions for members of the Plymouth High School Class of 2009?
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jeanne Gahagan, whose son Ethan is a kindergarten student at League Elementary, was very impressed Friday with the COSI on Wheels program at the school. "I think it is wonderful," she said. "This is getting the kids excited about science." Gahagan was one of the volunteer parents and retired staff members who watched the presentation and then manned several stations to give students the chance for hands-on learning experiences.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Last week I mentioned the Homestead League real estate development, one of Norwalk's first planned real estate expansions. About this same time (1853) agitation began in the village government to have sidewalks. It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to walk on unimproved streets. They were muddy in wet weather and dusty when dry. Main Street being sandy often required a person to walk ankle-deep or worse in certain weather.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - The South Central Class of 2009 will soon be on its way. Sixty-one class members will graduate at 2 p.m. Sunday, when they will officially join the ranks of South Central alumni.
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WILLARD - Downtown will bustle with activity Saturday. A flea market will begin at 9 a.m. in the Gazebo Parking Lot at the corner of Myrtle and Pearl. More than 20 local vendors have signed up promising a large variety of bargains including: baked goods, tools, lawn mowers, housewares, plants, used clothing, books, antiques, odds and ends, jewelry and balloons. Vendor space is still available. Call Paul Capelle at (567) 224-1738.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - They say home is where the heart is. Marvin Lewis' heart is indeed at home.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - Michael Marko was sworn in as the village's newest chief of police at Wednesday's council meeting. Marko replaces Mark Holden, who is now with the Willard Police Department. Marko's term starts June 1 at an annual salary of $41,600.
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With new innovations and technology, growing fruits and vegetables at home is becoming more convenient and popular even for people who don't have much space outdoors. "A lot of people are living in condos and doing container gardening," said Candy Miller, garden center manager for Miller Landscape & Gardens. "I see younger generations putting in their own gardens too."
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - Eighty-three students will receive diplomas at Western Reserve's graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday and start life after high school. "The entire faculty wishes these students well on the next step of their journey," said Principal Lisa Border.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
Antigonie Sanabria, a Milan Elementary fifth grader, has a succinct anti-tobacco message Tar belongs on the road. Thanks to a contest sponsored by Fisher-Titus Medical Center and Willard Mercy Hospital, that message will be spread on 5,000 bookmarks distributed through area libraries.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - For a time, Mayor Todd Shininger thought Blanca Alegria lived in the City of Blossoms: She owned two businesses in Willard, attended church there, was a member of its Kiwanis Club and Chamber of Commerce and founded the city's Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Alegria lived in Chatfield, but judging from some comments about her in the wake of her death, she sounds like one of Willard's own. The Willard community is mourning the death of Alegria, who died Tuesday morning at her home after a long battle with cancer. She was 51. An obituary was published in Wednesday's paper.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
When Norwalk Police Officer Melissa McNally starts her first shift today, she will be the fourth full-time female officer in the history of the department. "I'm used to working with a bunch of guys. It isn't anything new," she said.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Texas man remains jailed after rocks kicked up by his fleeing vehicle severely injured his estranged girlfriend when he left an Ohio 103 business. The 29-year-old female victim sustained two broken ribs and sprains to her wrist and ankle after Manuel Moreno, 37, fled in a vehicle Saturday, Huron County Sheriff's Maj. Greg Englund said.
3:50 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The village does not need to raise electric or water rates but needs an increase in wastewater rates, according to utility consulting firm Courtney & Associates. John Courtney, of the Findlay-based firm, presented village council with its 2009 Annual Utility Rate Review Tuesday. He said for Monroeville, wastewater revenues need to be increased by about 10-percent in order to meet the projected near-term revenue requirement.