3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron Playhouse will hold open auditions for four of its five productions of the 2007 season. Auditions for the season opener, "Kiss me Kate" will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the auditorium of McCormick School on Ohio Street in Huron. The "Kiss Me Kate" auditions will be for male and female singers, as well as dancers of high school age and above.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
MANSFIELD Miss Maple City 2007 Roberta Camp of Grove City and a student at The Ohio State University will represent Norwalk and Huron County at The Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant at The Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. The 21 contestants will arrive Friday in Mansfield from all over the state vying for the Miss Ohio 2007-2008 title and the right to represent Ohio at The Miss America Pageant.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH - As a reward for making good behavior choices during the fourth grading period, the students at South Central Elementary were treated to a special assembly program. Bill Gang from Dynamic School Assemblies Inc. is a professional magician who travels within a five-state area to deliver a message which is close to his heart, "Do not waste our natural resources."
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Eleven members of the graduating Class of 2007 are recipients of the seventh annual Mike and Melodie Adelman Scholarships. The students receiving the $500 scholarships are:
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Few topics are as distressing to state officials right now as the looming onslaught of home foreclosures in Ohio. Our rate of home foreclosure is the highest in the nation, and experts expect the problem to grow as the variable interest rates on many sub-prime mortgages increase upon their reset dates. Too many people are on the verge of being priced out of their homes and too many more are only one job-loss, one divorce, or one unexpected illness away. Gov. Ted Strickland recently established the Foreclosure Prevention Task Force to address this topic in Ohio. As a member of that task force, I can tell you that we are working hard to find solutions to help as many people as possible to save their homes.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
In case you missed it under your rock, the Cavaliers have reached the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. It is at once a brand new and yet very familiar situation. The new: The transcendent, mega-hyped superstar wears a Cleveland uniform and rips the hearts out of other cities.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
I read with amusement Joe Centers' column earlier this week. I, too, have experienced being in the passenger seat during a harrowing journey with a big city taxi driver at the wheel. In my case, the taxi driver was taking me to La Guardia Airport, and he was listening to the traffic report blasting on the radio as we approached the George Washington Bridge, which connects New Jersey and New York, changing lanes rapidly while he decided whether to go on the upper level or the lower level of the bridge based on which one had fewer accidents blocking traffic. I, too, am not surprised by the statistic that the average household now has slightly more cars than drivers. When I first came to Norwalk, I was amazed by the fact that we have no mass public transportation system here no buses, no trains, no subways, though there's some taxi service and those county transit vehicles now. But it's still important to have a car preferably at least one car for each driver, if not more.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The city and county are working together to try and repair the damaged waterline for the Eagle Creek subdivision. "We're trying to get this done as quickly as possible for the safety of the residents," said James Sawyer, the city's public works director.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Ohio Graduation Test is a five part exam that, starting with the class of '07, all students must pass in order to graduate. The test covers reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. Students first take the OGT spring of their sophomore year and can continue to take it in the fall and spring of their junior and senior years and during the summer. Students have two and a half hours to complete each section, which consists of about 35 multiple-choice questions and up to eight written response questions.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
An Attica man was sentenced to one year in prison Wednesday for burglarizing a Huron County junk yard. James Sampson Jr., 23, will serve the burglary term after he finishes serving six months at the Lorain Correctional Institution for a probation violation. Seneca County authorities had been doing "courtesy supervision" when Sampson failed to report to his probation officer, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Jordan L. Osborne, 17, of 3559 Walnut Road, Willard, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance Friday on Ohio 103 after hitting the vehicle driven by Penny Clay, 33, of 115 Washington St., Willard.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
EDITOR'SNOTE: The following were omitted from this week's area nursing home notes, which were published Tuesday.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
National data indicate that few older persons engage in regular physical activity, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. "But, exercise is beneficial at all ages, especially as we grow older and may be experiencing a loss of strength, flexibility and endurance," said Joyce Hill, Fisher-Titus Medical Center's director of rehabilitation.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Sidewalk and yard sale NEW LONDON The community sidewalk and yard sale is Saturday, and the town will be filled with bargains. The event is organized by the New London Community Club and the New London Record. Bonsai show SANDUSKY This free show will take place at the Sandusky High School cultural center from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Walking and running around Norwalk are both great ways to fulfill the Norwalk 90 challenge, but it is important to remember safety as you are traveling through the city. Here are some tips to follow to make your exercise activities safer.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Youth gymnastic classes begin June 18. The cost is $28 for members and $33 for others. Call (419) 663-6775, ext. 24 for details. Tennis lessons are available for the summer.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic Principal Doug Solet is expected to be named the next superintendent of Western Reserve Local Schools. Bill Lally, the superintendent of the Erie, Huron, Ottawa Educational Service Center confirmed the decision this morning. Lally's board handled the superintendent search. The Western Reserve school board will meet in special session at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library to hire and introduce Solet.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Few local students were unable to graduate because they failed to pass the Ohio Graduation Test. One student each from Norwalk High School, New London and Monroeville did not graduate because they did not pass one section of the OGT. The class of 2007 was the first required to pass the exam in order to graduate. Those numbers do not include students who failed one or more sections of the OGT but would have been unable to graduate even if they had passed. Statewide, 7 percent of the more than 130,000 Ohio seniors did not pass the exam. In March, more than 12,000 seniors from public schools took one or more of the tests. Almost 9,000 of those students failed about 4,000 failed just one section of the test, according to the Ohio Department of Education. A per district breakdown will be available sometime this summer.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Andy Fries, 20, Norwalk: Cleveland in six games. "They've got LeBron James, their best chance to win, and if he can get the rest of the team involved they definitely have a chance to win." Andrew Seidel, 18, Norwalk: He's not sure how many games the Cavaliers will take the Spurs in. "I think they've got a chance with (Daniel) Gibson stepping up and LeBron being as good as he is."
3:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
JUNE 6, 1956 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 51 years ago:
3:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
On our way back from our "anniversary breakfast" at Cracker Barrel last week, my husband and I heard some disturbing news on the radio. Apparently, various areas of the nation are going to be invaded by hoards and hoards of ferocious flying creatures. These gigantic bugs emerge from beneath the ground, where they have been lurking for years, then devour everything in sight including pets and small children all while emitting a terrible and deafening sound as part of a bizarre mating ritual that science has proven drives human beings insane. Film at 11. That's what the guy on NPR said. Well, not exactly. His version was a little less fantastic. Actually, he was talking about the periodical cicadas, not to be confused with locusts. Locusts are the migratory grasshoppers that like to travel in swarms of Biblical proportions and devastate acres and acres of crops and maybe a little shrubbery for dessert. Anyway, when I got home I decided to get to the bottom of this pestilence so I fired up my computer and Googled "cicada."