11:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - The Sandusky State Theatre will host the Sammy Kaye Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. The group's hits include "Daddy", "I'll Buy that Dream", "Give Me the Simple Life", "Baby Face" and "Blue Skies"
11:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
County Line II, New Grass...the next generation of Blue Grass, will be in concert Sept. 29 at the Norwalk Main Street Theatre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and local performers Haley Olds and Alaina West will take the stage from 6 to 6:45. County Line II, headed up by a father/son duo from Bellevue, will take the stage at 7.
11:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Towne and Country Players is opening it 42nd season with plans to go back to the group's roots of entertainment and education by holding performances in different venues. The Bowling Green State University Men's Glee Club will give the first performance for T & C this season on Nov. 11 at the Norwalk High School Performing Arts Center.
11:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Two months ago, the publisher of this newspaper, Andy Prutsok, had a hole-in-one while competing in a golf tournament. The event was commemorated by a very tiny story in this newspaper. And in that story Andy lamented that, even including the most extraordinary hole-in-one, that day's game was "one of the most disappointing rounds of golf he's ever played." He ended up shooting 88 for 18 holes.
11:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Roast O.J. Simpson, for his latest antics in Las Vegas. You remember O.J. ... "If it don't fit, you must acquit?" He survived the Bronco chase and the "trial of the century" in the murders of his wife and Ron Coleman. He avoided the big house and has been free since being acquitted in the double-murder case. But now he is sitting in a Las Vegas jail as police say he was part of an armed group that burst into a Las Vegas hotel room and snatched memorabilia that documented his storied career. Simpson said it was merely a confrontation with no guns. He said autographed sports collectibles, his Hall of Fame certificate, a photograph with former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and video from his first wedding were all his, and that they were stolen from him and were about to be fenced by unethical collectors. Police said they were not sure who owned the memorabilia. But they say the manner in which the goods were taken was under investigation. What will his defense be this time ... "If there's no gun, it's just for fun?" Toast the Norwalk Park and Recreation Department for all of its hard work in another successful Pet N Pup Parade Saturday in Uptown Norwalk. This is one of Norwalk's finest traditions and one of the best five-minute parades you'll ever see. No politicians and no clowns ... just a bunch of children looking to have a good time. Congratulations to all of the children who participated.
11:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
I'd like to thank the gods of commerce for giving us Borders. While most of the new devopment along "ulcer gulch" is dedicated to making us either fatter or wetter, a giant bookstore will make us smarter and happier. I'm not excited because it's a big-box chain store for books (and CDs and DVDs). Some of my best reading has been due to shopping in small, independent book stores owned and run by book worms.
11:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Big corporate store. Mom & pop store. There always seems to be a split between the two. It's a sticky place for a chamber we are a business organization, we work for the betterment of businesses, all businesses. However, we do talk about issues between the two and how mom & pop stores can co-exist with the big guys in their own backyard. One recent experience with a corporately-owned business and a family-owned one that both are in the same industry brought home to me what I believe to be the No. 1 way mom & pops can compete but that is often ignored. Ready? Customer service. Now, many will toss the notion aside as not being a revenue generator, but for just a minute consider the possibility there's something to this idea.
11:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Police charged a local man in connection with urinating near the back of a police cruiser while officers were investigating a theft complaint at a Benedict Avenue business Sunday. Norwalk Police Sgt. Thomas Cook said he saw the suspect, Gerard P. Wilhelm, 52, of 148 Benedict Ave., walking away very fast from the back of the police car about 2:24 a.m. Cook caught up with the man, who had run around the front of Charlie's Bar, just before he entered the bar.
11:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
TIFFIN - Two people were killed Friday afternoon when their vehicle collided with a semi-truck at the intersection of Ohio 19 and County Road 6. Bonita Greathouse, 57, and her husband Tom Greathouse, 60, of Tiffin, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to information in the Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune. The driver of the semi, James Kirksey, 53, of Martins Ferry, was treated at the scene and released. He had sustained a slight burn when he exited his semi after stopping. The semi was not carrying a load, according to the Fremont Post of the State Highway Patrol.
11:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Brenda M. Springer, 33, 26 Townsend St., Wakeman. Violation date: Aug. 23. Conviction date: Sept. 6. Sentence: $1,000 fine, $65 costs, one-year license suspension and 10 days in jail; defendant shall have limited driving on proof of insurance and occupation from Sept. 23 to Aug. 23, 2008, valid only with restricted plates.
11:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
COLUMBUS - When disasters such as floods strike a community, it can be overwhelming and confusing to those personally affected. The Ohio Society of CPAs offers the following tips to help flood victims cope with the personal and financial devastation in the aftermath of last week's flooding. Download a free copy of "Disaster Recovery: A Guide to Financial Issues." The guide was created by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Red Cross, and the National Endowment for Financial Education to help people affected by natural and man-made disasters.
11:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Joshua J. Phillips, 24, of 68 Townsend St., Greenwich, was charged with failure to control Wednesday after he went off the left side of Rome Greenwich Road and hit a ditch and culvert. He also was charged with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.
11:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Amy Finch, 21, Norwalk Immediate family: Parents, John and Joyce; brother, Adam; fianc, Christian Raymond; dog, Millie
11:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Shakespeare Club Once again, Chris and Gary Wolf graciously opened their Milan home Sept. 10 to the Shakespeare Club to launch the club's 122nd year.
11:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD - Continuing throughout September is book swap and coffee from 9 to 10 a.m. Fridays. The library is providing coffee, meet your friends and neighbors to swap books and chat. Tiny Tot preschool story time is at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Drop in with your preschooler for stories, craft and snack. The next Book Society book "Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons" by Laura Landvik is available for pick up.
11:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
A 550-ton crane with an estimated 300-foot boom extended out over Fisher-Titus Medical Center's patient pavilion Saturday. The large piece of construction equipment lifted a 37,000-pound MRI magnet through the roof housing radiology and imaging services. To prepare for Saturday's lift, eight semi trucks traveled from Chicago carrying the crane pieces and the crane assembly began Friday morning near FTMC's ambulatory services discharge area. Construction crews then tested the crane Friday afternoon to ensure safety before lifting the large magnet out of the building.
11:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Uptown Norwalk really went to the dogs Saturday morning as more than 40 canines of every shape and size took over Main Street for the annual Pet N Pup parade. One bag of goldfish and a cat also joined in this year's event.
11:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
Hartland Scramblers This club held the 10th meeting on Aug. 8 at the Huron County Fairgrounds. Members brought their books to be checked by advisers. Fair Passes, animal DUNF forms, and judging schedules were distributed. In old business, Lilly Hansberger, T-shirt chairperson advised the club that the T-shirts and other items ordered would be here by fair. The clothing judging concession stand profited $52.17, and Hayley Beck, fundraiser chairperson reported that the club's car wash profited $240.
11:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 provides for CC payments for covered commodities beginning with crop years 2002 through 2007. Under the Act, if prices for a commodity fall below the expected target price counter cyclical payments are issued to provide producers with a price for their grain that is appropriate. However, for 2006, no first or second advances payments were made on corn and soybeans. Because the effective price of these crops exceeded their respective target prices there will be no final counter cyclical payment for these crops. Here are some agri-business notes from the Huron and Erie County Farm Service Agency:
11:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 provides for CC payments for covered commodities beginning with crop years 2002 through 2007. Under the Act, if prices for a commodity fall below the expected target price counter cyclical payments are issued to provide producers with a price for their grain that is appropriate.
11:40 AM Jul 25, 2010
Area bass hunters too often fall into a routine on fishing trips, and follow the same tactics time after time. One problem that too many have is that they get hooked on wood, and fish it to the exclusion of all other types of structure. There's nothing wrong with fishing wood many times. Largemouths like fallen trees extending out into a lake, or stumps, logs, and drowned brush, and I've caught many a bass around them. If there's a problem it's that every bass angler knows wood is good, and they're going to hit any woody shoreline around.