6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Ohio Public Works Commission is just waiting for more details before it decides whether or not to fund 90 percent of a permanent repair to U.S. 250. Laurence Bicking, director of OPWC, said this morning that he got a phone call from the Ohio Department of Transportation last week about the project and he agreed to consider it. But neither ODOT or the village of Milan has sent any details.
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Frank Lovato Jr. no longer rides race horses for a living. But, the Norwalk resident said the satisfaction he gets from helping people through his current endeavor makes him feel as though he's won the Kentucky Derby.
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Visitation for 33-year-old S.Sgt. Jon Martin, who died on Thanksgiving from injuries sustained in Iraq, will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. today It will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 231 E. Center St. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, followed by a military burial service in Bellevue Catholic Cemetery. Anyone planning on joining the funeral procession to the cemetery after the service must enter the church parking lots from Broad Street; Center Street will be blocked off.
6:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
A former Christie Lane employee claims a culture of intimidation at the agency has allowed a teacher to hurt a student and punished employees who reported the abuse. Lysa Cook said Christie Lane Superintendent Dr. Dee Zeffiro-Krenisky started a "pattern of retaliation and discrimination' against all five staff members who reported the possible abuse in 2005. Cook said all five have either been let go or resigned because of the way they were treated by the superintendent after reporting the incident.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
On USDA's Web site the publication "For the Good of the People" can be found. This publication provides food for thought. Conservation programs, which save precious soil from wind or water erosion and benefit wildlife, are easy for both urban and rural consumers to understand and accept. However, subsidy payments are not so easily understood. For that reason you will see a great deal of negative publicity for USDA farm programs especially when congress is negotiating a new Farm Bill. Urban folks, who have no connection to the farm, have no understanding about what is needed to farm the land or why subsidies are necessary. USDA-FSA subsidies help provide stability in rural America and for the agricultural economic sector, besides providing US consumers an affordable, safe and abundant food supply. For example, in India 51.3 percent of a person's income is needed to supply adequate food for their family; in Mexico 24.5 percent, South Africa 27.5 percent, Japan 17.6 percent, etc.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk's own Scott Gfell will perform in the Purdue University Christmas Show from Dec. 7 to 9. Gfell, a 2005 St. Paul High School graduate, is a junior at Purdue studying building construction management technology. He is also a member of the school's varsity Glee Club, which performed in Norwalk twice in recent years.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
BELLEVUE - Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" has spawned a number of spoofs and adaptations that have played out on stages. Now, Bellevue Society of the Arts is poised to bring you "Scrooge Steps Out." The original musical is a modern-day parody of Dickens' classic about a penny pincher who learns the true meaning of Christmas.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Persuasive passion pervades the powerful production of "Twelve Angry Men," the gripping, thoroughly engrossing play on-stage at Cleveland's Playhouse Square Center. This national tour of the award-winning Broadway production plays through Dec. 9 in Cleveland.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY The design for a lapel pin created by an EHOVE Career Center student is in the running to become the winning entry for a statewide pin traded statewide and nationally among Business Professionals of America (BPA) student members. Business Professionals of America is a national organization for high school and college students preparing for careers in business and office occupations. Each year, student BPA members trade their state pins at national competition in the spring.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY Thirty one students from EHOVE's culinary arts program hit the road Nov. 18 and 19 to visit Connecticut Culinary Institute in Hartford, Conn. They were accompanied by their instructor Chef Michael Edwards, certified culinary secondary educator. The field trip was designed to give students a realistic picture of current culinary arts training at the college level, to prepare them for advancement in their field.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Oklahoma "Boomer Sooner'
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Thanksgiving is turkey time. Not a good time to be a turkey, because most turkeys are dead, roasting in the ovens of homes across America. And so this column is dedicated to turkeys past, present and future... I can remember shopping with my mother many years ago, and the store clerk said to me (a small, skinny girl of 7 or so), "Are you looking forward to eating turkey at Thanksgiving?" I honestly gave her my answer: "No." This stunned my mother; it wasn't the polite answer the store clerk had been looking for, either. But I wasn't much of an eater then, and I didn't understand why people got so excited about a dead bird.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
As president of Ohio's largest Cleveland Browns Backers chapter, the Buckeye Browns Backers (with more than 950 members), I know that true football fans love their teams to a fault. Every Cleveland Browns' away game, our club is jam-packed with screaming, barking fans cheering our Browns on to victory. They may not always win, but the die-hard fans keep filling Cleveland Browns Stadium every week, just as they keep returning to the Browns Backers watch-parties every Sunday. Regardless of whether you follow the Browns, the Bengals or the Buckeyes, football is a way of life in Ohio. Unfortunately, some of the best football programming cannot be seen by millions of Ohio football fans because of cable companies' refusal to carry NFL Network. DirecTV, Dish Network and now AT&T U-Verse all carry NFL Network at no additional charge to their customers; however, Ohio's largest cable provider, Time Warner Cable, continues to ignore football fans by not offering NFL Network or The Big Ten Network to its subscribers.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Robert J. Durr, 63, of 301 Keefer St., Willard, hit a deer Monday on Ohio 61.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
PFC Mitchell Vance Toon, a 2005 graduate of Norwalk High School, successfully completed his basic training at Parris Island, S.C. on June 1. He completed his Marine combat training on July 2 from Camp Geiger, N.C. and on Aug. 17 he completed his military occupation specialty in landing support from Camp Lejeune, N.C. He is currently stationed at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Main Street School's Annual Toys for Tots Campaign has started and will continue until Dec. 14. Students, staff and community members may donate a new toy (used toys cannot be accepted) that will in turn be distributed to needy families in the local area. Wrapped gifts cannot be accepted and any stuffed animals must be new and have tags.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The Monroeville Community Choir is presenting a "1940's Christmas Homecoming" dramatic musical concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the St. Peter Lutheran Church, 1872 Sandhill Road, rural Monroeville. A special tribute for veterans will be made during the concert. Veterans planning to attend should wear their military hat, American Legion hat or some other item to indicate service.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
The American Board of Family Medicine recently announced board-certified family physicians Drs. Christopher R. and Vicki J. Brown of Family Health Partners successfully completed its recertification examination. To achieve recertification by the American Board of Family Medicine, a family physician must verify the completion of 300 hours of continuing medial education over the past six years, possess a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States; and successfully complete a one-day, written examination of cognitive knowledge and problem-solving abilities.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Erie Metroparks bike trail from Milan to Huron has been closed. Whether it will ever be opened again is up in the air. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled last week that Erie Metroparks illegally built the Huron River Greenway hike-bike trail on private property. The high court ordered the park system to determine the amount it owed to homeowners along the trail and then pay for the property.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN -- A female pedestrian was charged with walking with the flow of traffic after being hit by a minivan Thursday morning outside of Milan. North Central EMS transported Vickie S. Resor, 46, of Huron, to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries after the incident about 7:10 a.m. She later was treated and released. Driver Freddie Church, 71, of Huron, said he was blinded temporarily by an oncoming vehicle's headlights and hit Resor, who was walking west on Berlin Street. Trooper Jason Schneider of the state Highway Patrol's Sandusky post said Resor was wearing dark, non-reflective clothing and wasn't visible at the time. Another trooper at the scene said the pedestrian was about 2 feet from the side of the road.
5:55 PM Jul 25, 2010
Not only is Santa Claus coming to town, but Gov. Ted Strickland is, too. Strickland and Robin Weirauch, Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional district, will both be in Norwalk on Saturday to meet people gathered for the Light Up Norwalk celebration uptown.