12:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY With new scary attractions, live shows and children's activities, HalloWeekends at Cedar Point will be bigger and better than ever before. In addition to an expanded entertainment package, the Sandusky amusement park/resort's 12 th annual fall frightfest will also be extended to eight weekends, the longest haunting season in the event's history. Beginning Friday, Sept. 12, HalloWeekends will be held Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 2. It will be the first time in Cedar Point's 138-year history the park will be open in November. Each year the park strives to improve the event, and these changes have not gone unnoticed. Recently, HalloWeekends was listed as one of the Top 10 amusement park events by Hauntworld Magazine, the haunt industry's leading trade magazine. It was also named as the "Best Seasonal Event" by readers of Theme Parks Magazine for the third consecutive year. To put all of its guests in the proper mood, the look of the park will change from spotless midways and manicured flowerbeds to friendly and frightening with an infusion of tombstones, cobwebs, skeletons, pumpkins, bales of straw and hundreds of spiders, bats and other yet-to-be- identified creatures. During HalloWeekends, guests of all ages will have a full day of fun. In addition to an unmatched collection of rides and roller coasters, HalloWeekends will have themed walk-through attractions, haunted houses, live entertainment and special attractions for young children.
12:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Sandusky Bay Area Goodwill Industries, Inc. in conjunction with the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services is providing a Dislocated Workers Re-Entry Program and Testing for TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) and WIA (Workforce Investment Act) eligible individuals. The workshop is comprehensive re-employment program assisting individuals in career counseling, updating interviewing skills, job searching, networking and encouragement with the ultimate goal of finding successful employment. The workshop is presented in a three week rotation from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each participant develops a job search plan and is provided with information, handouts, guidance and direction in determining the next step in their employment future. Objective and measurable vocational and personal information is assessed and explored to help the individual with career planning. Discovering the occupation an individual is most likely to be happiest in and to stay employed the longest is the desired outcome. The workshop is facilitated by Sue Johnson, project coordinator from Goodwill. Johnson is a former instructor from EHOVE Career Center. For additional information call (419) 668-8126.
12:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
A marijuana eradication unit searching for plants growing in Huron County corn fields Friday had seized 29 plants within 1 1/2 to two hours. The search operation started at the Huron County Airport at 10 a.m. Huron County Sheriff's Cpl. Jeff Kerber, with from officers from the Bellevue, Marblehead Monroeville and Willard police departments, coordinated with a pilot from the Butler County Sheriff's Office flying a helicopter to find the 21 possible sites. With the pilot was an agent with the Bureau of Identification and Investigation (BCI&I), who is trained "spotter."
12:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - The Wakeman Police Department investigated two unrelated burglaries this week. Someone noticed a deliver door was kicked in about 9:15 p.m. Sunday at Jilliann's Carry-Out, 78 Hyde St. A burglary at 28 Railroad St. was reported about 9:15 a.m. Friday.
12:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Norwalk Police Department has issued 22 citations since the change in traffic flow at the intersection of Milan Avenue and Republic Street about four weeks ago. Ten of those motorists were city residents. Officers also gave seven written warnings about red light violations or turning right on red.
12:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jeffrey Resor is a free man. A judge on Friday granted Resor's motion to dismiss the case in which Resor was accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's infant son.
12:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Think again if you believe you can get away with drunk driving over the Labor Day weekend. The state Highway Patrol has a clear message: If you are over the limit, then you will be under arrest.
12:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Here are the local scores from Week 2 of thigh school football action Friday. Stories about the games appear in Saturday's Reflector. To comment on the games and see boxscores, visit www.fandy.com. Northern Ohio League
12:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
Chances are, the 2008-2009 season of The Ritz Theatre in Tiffin has something for you from the innocence and slow pace of smalltown USA to the hubub of New York City, from young love on a midsummer night to the rah-rah of college football rivalry The season consists of music, comedy, dance, family and community theater. For ticket and subscription as well as a listing of shows, contact The Ritz Theatre Box Office at 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio, by phone at (419) 448-8544 or e-mail boxoffice@ritztheatre.org. Information is also available online atwww.ritztheatre.org
12:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Nazi party member as a hero? An exhibit in Youngstown that recalls Oskar Schindler as an unlikely hero is hardly racist. That's because Schindler has come to exemplify those heroic individuals who risked their lives to rescue Jews and others from the Nazis during the Holocaust. The exhibit runs from Sept. 10 through Oct. 22 at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor.
12:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Gaymont With all of the county fairs in motion, residents had activities to remind them of this busy time of year with word searches focusing on finding words about the state fair. Also, Sandy Proctor and her dietary staff created tantalizing treats focused around their favorite fair foods like sausage sandwiches and funnel cakes along with homemade lemonade. Speaking of tastey cooking... Iverna was in to whip of some of her favorite Spanish dishes that week. Residents were busy in the activities room the other day as they worked on some art projects. They created posters about themselves and also created straw art pictures. Their art can be seen on our bulletin board in the activities room. On Aug. 18, residents and staff enjoyed an ice cream social. Residents got to pick out their favorite flavors and toppings and sat in the cafe' to eat until their hearts content.
12:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jim Wiedenheft, executive director for the Huron County Development Council and Ohio State University Extension, has resigned effective Sunday. "I think the board felt Jim always did an admirable job,' Mike Adelman, county commissioner, said. "We wish him well.'
12:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jean Row is a woman of few words. She lets her actions do all of her talking. Row, who has spend the last nine years as the volunteer manager at the Clothing Bank of Norwalk, was presented with the Community Commitment Award at this morning's United Fund kickoff breakfast.
12:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Janesville Acoustics, with two plants in Norwalk, has had recent layoffs of both union and management employees, but the plant manager said he hopes the worst is over and the company intends to stay in Norwalk. "We're not anticipating further layoffs," said Garry Eddy, plant manager. "We're primarily in the truck business currently and numbers are down. The volumes are down throughout the automotive industry and we're trying to weather the storm.
12:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Susan Hazel, Huron County clerk of courts, is warning county residents about an identity-theft scam the Federal Bureau of Investigation reports is making the rounds under the guise of jury duty verification. "This scam went through Ohio a couple of years ago," Hazel said. "I don't know if anyone has reported local concerns recently." But she wants local residents to be forewarned and forearmed.
12:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Jamey Bracken measures markings from an early morning accident on Whittlesey Road. An unidentified driver fled north after crashing the car into a corn field north of the city. The Norwalk Fire Department, North Central EMS and Highway Patrol responded to the scene. Norwalk police reported the vehicle may have been stolen from a Milan Avenue address.
12:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
FOSTORIA - Norwalk brought back a 25-15, 25-16, 25-18 win from Fostoria Thursday during a Northern Ohio League volleyball match. The Ladies in Blue improved to 2-0 both overall and in the league.
12:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Bikers are a common sight in the county. A police officer patrolling the streets of Monroeville on one? Not so much. Village residents will see that more and more - as much as four days a week and two to three hours per day shift. Chief Mike Ruggles and Capt. Jim Bond will be using the 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide donated by Roeder Harley-Davidson Inc. through Sept. 23.
12:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - The Eagles looked to have put the 37-7 defeat to Keystone Aug. 22 behind them when they jumped out to an 8-0 lead Friday night in Milan over the Chargers. But a big goal-line stand by the Chargers took the wind out of the Eagles wings as they fall to 0-2 on the season with a 21-14 loss to Edison.
Jul 26, 2010 (All day)
The days of vaudeville must have been interesting in that all kinds of variety shows traveled from town to town to perform.....and if the performers were lucky, they'd be held over or booked for a return performance. On the other side of the program, if the act you'd paid to see wasn't good, you felt as though your money was wasted. And, that act wouldn't be seen again in that vicinity. A century ago a popular vaudeville act in the Midwest was known as The Yankee Doodle Four. This act consisted of four Civil War veterans from Ohio and Michigan. The stage was set up to resemble an army camp with U.S. flags, a mess tent and stacked arms in front. The four veterans opened by marching onto the stage playing Yankee Doodle on fifes and drums. After an introduction and explanation of the troupe, there was more music from cornet, violin, cello and banjo. The finale was what we might expect a playing of The Star Spangled Banner as a large flag unfolded at the back of the stage. As you can imagine, this was a very popular show in that time. Many veterans were still living, or their families retained the vivid memories of the war stories. I can't determine how long this troupe existed, but I do know that it was formed and managed by Orson B. Smith of Collins, who also called his show Smith's Four Old Soldiers of '61. Orson Smith was a well-known Collins resident for several years. In 1880 he was living at Benton Harbor, Mich., and was by occupation a violinist. The 1900 census finds him in Collins, where he lived until going to the Veterans Home at Sandusky where he died April 1931, aged 81. His tombstone can bee seen in the Collins Cemetery.
Jul 26, 2010 (All day)
Ohio voters who feel they were tricked into signing petitions supporting the payday lending industry can call a hotline (866) 966-8727 to have their names removed from petitions before they are turned into the secretary of state's office Sunday. Visitors to the Huron County Fair were told by people paid to get signatures on the petitions that the petitions would save 5,000 to 6,000 jobs in the state. "The payday lenders took my name and I want it back,'" Bexley resident Peder Johanson said. Johanson, who is studying for the seminary, was told the referendum is intended to lower interest rates, rather than raise them. Consumer advocates staffing the hotline will work to ensure that removal requests are honored. Voters can ask for their names to be removed from the petitions a step that must be taken before petitions are turned in.