5:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Navy engineman-fireman Travis J. Barman graduated Aug. 31 from the Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Ill. He most recently graduated from A-School at Great Lakes on Nov. 7.
5:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Nancy A. Miller, a mathematics teacher at St. Paul High School has achieved national board certification in 2007 in the area of adolescence and young adulthood/mathematics. National board certification is a voluntary assessment program designed to recognize and reward great teachers and make them better. While state licensing systems set basic requirements to teach in each state, national board certified teachers have successfully demonstrated advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices. Certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance-based assessment that typically takes one to three years to complete. Overall, the first-year achievement rate is about 40 percent.
5:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE It's never too early to be thinking about the future. Monroeville students in grades seven to 12 got a sneak peek into career possibilities Friday during a Career Awareness Day.
5:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Administrative salaries are lower for Huron County Job & Family Services (JFS) than in surrounding counties, but the top two people said that hasn't led to excessive turnover. JFS recently raised eyebrows by giving large raises to several administrators and supervisors, but the interim director said the raises were actually equity adjustments because the recipients were being paid less than employees that reported to them. Almost $42,000 was split between 10 administrators and supervisors, with raises ranging from more than $10,000 to $1,600.
5:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. Kalahari Resorts is embarking on a $200 million indoor waterpark/resort/event complex in this Virginia city. Pending city approvals and final agreement of terms, Kalahari will purchase 49 acres adjacent to the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center. The third Kalahari-branded property will become part of a buildout plan to include that area's first indoor waterpark at 125,000 square feet, 100,000 square feet of conference and event space, and 700 guest rooms and suites. Also planned are a spa and a variety of dining, nightlife and retail offerings. A December 2009 opening is planned.
5:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Bridget Enderby can't help but believe Bo was thinking about her from heaven. The 14-year-old golden retriever/black Labrador, died in June, having been put to sleep after being sickened by tainted pet food that was later recalled.
5:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Board of elections staff finally has a number 18 fourth-ward residents could have cast ballots in the first-ward race for council. "It appears it's just one short section of Foster Street," said Tom Gerrity, board director.
5:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
City crews have been trying, but the trees haven't cooperated. "The problem right now is the leaves haven't dropped like they normally do," said street and sewer superintendent Dick Moore.
5:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
Excessive speed and alcohol are being blamed on a rollover accident Sunday night on Sara Drive. Police estimate Sean M. Fortner, 19, of 27 Katherine Way, was going 65 mph when he lost control while attempting to turn right from Old State Road. That area is a 35 mph zone.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Nov. 16, 1969 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 38 years ago:
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Monroeville village council this week authorized village administrator Josh Eggleston to take the steps necessary to bring before them a proposal to establish a storm sewer utilities fund. After Eggleston takes those steps, council will vote on an ordinance to establish such a fund as early as April. If council members vote to establish the fund, village residents will pay a monthly fee toward that fund.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Plymouth settlers (who came to be called "Pilgrims") set apart a holiday immediately after their first harvest in 1621. They held an autumn celebration of food, feasting, and praising God. The Governor of Plymouth invited Grand Sachem Massasoit and the Wampanoag people to join them in the feast. Evidence to support that claim came from diaries of Plymouth. The settlers fed and entertained the Native Americans for three days, at which point some of the Native Americans went into the forest, killed five deer, and gave them to the Governor as a gift. This tradition may be lore, but today we set aside time to reflect on the blessings of the past year. It has also become a day of celebrating what each of you have contributed to the work of The Salvation Army.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
When the Huron County Commissioners raised the real estate conveyance fee an additional $1 per thousand, they surely didn't expect any controversy. After all, the commissioners had the authority to raise the fee whenever they liked as long as it was below the state's limit of four dollars per thousand in sale price. Moreover, they were only raising the fee to $3 per thousand even with the increase, the fee would be less than the state's limit, and less than it is in surrounding counties.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk's old Memorial Hospital building at 269 E. Main St. is now a site on the National Register of Historic Places. This is a federal program to encourage the identification and preservation of historically significant buildings and areas. Since 1974 Norwalk's West Main Street from the library to the 200 block has been a historic district on the National Register. In Milan, the area near the Edison Birthplace is a district along with part of Center Street and the Square (I believe). Building owners are not barred from doing anything they'd like with their property, but if the property is threatened by a federally-funded project (such as a highway) then there is a chance to protest the project and protect the building.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Small hands offered red carnations and small voices offered words of thanks as League Elementary third-graders recently visited the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. The youngsters paid the veterans a visit in honor of Veterans Day.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Probate & Juvenile Court Judge Tim Cardwell announced he will run for re-election to a second term next year. Within a year of taking the bench, Cardwell set up a mediation program for adults in bitter custody cases and a drug court for juveniles. The mediation program, shared with Common Pleas Court, gives parents the opportunity to work with a trained mediator to resolve differences in custody cases.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Firelands Electric Cooperative was the winner of the Community Improvement Corp. (CIC) Business of the Year Award presented Tuesday at the CIC's annual banquet at the New London Grange Hall. The cooperative received the honor for its many contributions to the community, including purchasing and remodeling the former Bailey Pontiac location.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
The St. Paul Key Club will sponsor its annual canned food drive from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Norwalk. Club members will be going door to door asking for donations of canned goods for the local Area Food Bank and the Salvation Army Christmas baskets.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - The Culinary Vegetable Institute (CVI) will host the third annual Thanksgiving dinner to honor families of active military. The holiday celebration will be at noon on Thanksgiving Day at the Ohio 13 location. Active troop members, along with their families, are invited for a traditional Thanksgiving midday meal, with all the trimmings.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Robin Weirauch, Democratic candidate for Ohio's 5th Congressional District, wants a signed truce banning negative campaigning. Republican Robert Latta, her opponent, believes his actions will speak louder than words and promised to run a clean campaign without the formality of a signed pledge.
4:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
BERLIN HEIGHTS - The Berlin Fruit Box Company is saving its best not for last, but first. The Berlin Heights basket manufacturer will kick off its 150th anniversary celebration this month by showcasing three baskets. One of them is "simply the most beautiful basket we've ever made in our 150-year history," company president Matt Adelman said.