1:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
During a recent conversation with a parent of one of our students I was told that the Early Childhood Center and Kindercasa are two of Norwalk's best kept secrets. Although I knew this was meant as a compliment, the remark made me stop and think. I knew that the secret part needed to change.
1:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Ryan Sabol has been accepted into the Geo Journey program at Bowling Green State University. Geo Journey is a nine-week, 14,500-mile road trip, camping trip and field trip across the U.S. to 30 national parks for a full semester of college credit. Sabol, an Edison High School graduate, is currently enrolled in the environmental studies program at BGSU. He is the son of Tom and Polly Sabol of Milan.
1:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Unless society makes a serious correction, we are heading for another great depression. Personally, I blame Gorbachev. That's right, Gorby. You remember him, right? Perestroika, glasnost the perpetual wine stain on his forehead?
1:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Toast the Norwalk Trucker football team for winning Friday night 28-24 over Bellevue. It was the first time the Truckers have won in Bellevue since 1949. That's 58 years without a victory ... that's a long time. There was a lot of pressure on this team to break that streak, and they stood tall in the end to hold off the hard-charging Redmen. Now that that's out of the way, the Truckers can focus on homecoming and the Upper Sandusky Rams on Friday night. From there they can work on a winning season their first since 1977. Roast (this is a tough one) Cleveland's favorite son LeBron James. With the Cleveland Cavaliers opening training camp today, James is in the news for all of the wrong reasons. As he prepared for his gig on "Saturday Night Live," he sported his New York Yankees hat and dissed the hometown Indians, who are preparing to play the Yankees in the first round of the American League playoffs. C'mon LeBron. You of all people should know better. This town backed you 100 percent in your playoff run last year ... suck it up and keep your Yankees hat at home.
1:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
If you read last week's column and got quite a chuckle out of it, you are in good company as you will see momentarily. If you did not read it, then you missed enjoying quite a chuckle. And I will have to tell you at least a little bit about it or today's column will make even less sense than usual.
1:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
North Pleasant Street will be closed to through traffic at the railroad crossing due to reconstuction work and street repaving, beginning today and running until Saturday. North Pleasant Street will reopen Saturday.
1:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
GROTON TOWNSHIP - The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol says alcohol is not considered a factor in the crash Friday night involving a Monroeville driver and a Medina County motorcyclist. Matthew J. Boggs, 28, of 11217 Thomas Road, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance in the crash at the intersection of Ohio 4 and Ohio 99. Troopers said he failed to see the 1999 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic motorcycle driven by Mitchell E. Smith, 51, of Valley City. Smith had stopped heading south on Ohio 4 and was waiting for traffic to clear to make a left turn onto Ohio 99.
1:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Nancy Prater, 51, 531 Theo Moll Drive, Willard; failure to wear dog tag; conviction date: Sept. 14; fine, $25; costs, $45.
1:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Diana Strouse, 59, Castalia Immediate family: Husband, John; children (all grown and married) John, Kathy, Rebecca, and eight grandchildren
1:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Are you or do you know a current college student who graduated from Norwalk High or St. Paul? If so, visit our site atwww.norwalkreflector.com/blogs and click "Investigates," or email nwhite@norwalkreflector.com. We want to know how college students think their alma maters measure up.
1:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - More than 125 young people descended on Sandusky's Battery Park over the weekend to sign a slightly altered Declaration of Independence. They had grievances, just like their counterparts in the colonies 231 years ago.
1:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
''Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth.'' Roberto Clemente, Major League baseball star
1:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Jacob Gerber would not get out of bed. About a week had passed since the beginning of the school year and the Monroeville seventh-grader, facing more academic challenges and responsibilities than an elementary student, was still stricken with back-to-school anxiety to the point of vomiting.
12:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
South Central FFA GREENWICH - On June 25 and 26, five students from the South Central FFA Chapter attended the third session of the Ohio FFA Camp at Camp Muskingum located in Carrollton.
12:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
HURON - Promoting agriculture and teaching others where their food comes from is what the Erie County Farm Bureau saluted this past year. At the recent annual banquet in Huron, they honored several individuals for education. The whole evening was about education as Joe Trinter was awarded a $ 1,000 scholarship for college. He will be attending The Ohio State University to major in ag engineering. Anne Bickley, a teacher at a school in Erie County was named "Teacher of the Year" as she helped Farm Bureau bring agriculture education into her classroom throughout the 2006-2007 school year. David Wolf, a art teacher at Edison High School, was honored for his artistic talents as his painted the Erie County miniature barn for Erie County Farm Bureau. Each county farm bureau across the state has a representative work of art each year at the Ohio State Fair, that represents each respective county. Wolf painted Erie Counties barn and it won the state fairs queens award.
12:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Here is the weekly fishing report provided by the Division of Wildlife of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. LAKE ERIE
12:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Theatre will present an evening of "New Grass"...the next generation of Blue Grass with County Line II at 7 p.m. today. Local performers Haley Olds and Alaina West will perform from 6 to 6:45 and County Line II will take the stage at 7. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 with pizza baskets for $5. Baskets include two slices of pizza, chips and a can of soda.
12:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH The third-grade students at South Central have been learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. With real-life painted lady caterpillars, the third-graders have been observing and discovering the wonders of metamorphosis; the change in habits and body structure certain animals go through during their life cycle. Reading nonfiction texts, doing classifying activities, and completing butterfly projects have supported the students' understanding of a butterfly's life cycle. The monarch butterfly life cycle project is a third-grade favorite. The students needed to construct and sequence the stages of a butterfly's life using the materials provided for them. Through teacher modeling, the students glued styrofoam pieces to one of their leaves to represent the eggs in the first stage of a butterfly's life. The students arranged yellow and black circles to create a caterpillar on their second leaf, with bites taken out of it, to show the larva or second stage of the life cycle. The third stage displayed, is a wax paper chrysalis (or pupa) containing orange and black streamers, which represent the wings of the changing butterfly. The final stage reveals the adult butterfly emerging from the chrysalis. The third-grade students will continue their study of life cycles by researching animals and their habitats.
12:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
As part of homecoming week, Norwalk Catholic School will be celebrating "Spirit Day" Wednesday. The day is designed to promote school spirit as well as a "holy" spirit. Many activities are planned. The highlight of the day will be a presentation by one of America's most winningest high school football coaches, predecessor to the legendary Lou Holtz at Notre Dame, Gerry Faust.
12:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
Maplehurst Elementary third-grade students from the classrooms of Olivia Gamble and Tiffany Muskovich experienced a video conferencing program from COSI on Tuesday. Using a large projection screen and speakers, students were able to communicate with an instructor from COSI, while they dissected a toy gadget to find out what simple machines were inside.
12:50 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Norwalk woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to receiving stolen property and was sentenced to an additional two months in prison. Leslie Stower, 25, started serving 17 months behind bars at the Northeast Pre-Release Center on May 29 for a local attempted theft conviction. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway added 60 days to that prison term for a March 29 incident involving credit cards. Stower pleaded guilty to one receiving stolen property charge during the same hearing Wednesday.