5:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
GREENWICH - South Central's Black and Gold Ensemble auditioned for and was accepted to sing the national anthem at the March 16 Cavaliers game against the Charlotte Hornets at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The South Central Board of Education learned of the successful try-out Monday evening. The ensemble is under the direction of Linda Jackson. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...<>/p>
5:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Rec center is offering an interval cycling class designed specifically for teens wanting to jump in on the latest trends of fitness. Indoor cycling can be enjoyed all year long, and is a great cardiovascular workout for all ages. Combine this with weight strengthening and other conditioning exercises to give a full-body workout. Class will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 29 to Dec. 20, and will include a portion of spinning, as well as strength and conditioning exercises. Participants ages 11 to 16 are welcome to register by Tuesday. Cost is &#036;15 member, &#036;20 universal. There is a minimum height requirement of 4-foot-11 to assure proper set-up and safety on the bike.
5:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
At the United Fund board meeting, executive director, Linda Bersche announced that the fund has achieved 30 percent of its &#036;320,000 goal taking it slightly ahead of last year at this time. United Fund board members and volunteers are still making contacts in order to reach the goal which is 6 1/2 percent higher than last year.
5:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
In an effort to spur vitality in the parish, St. Paul Catholic Church is hoping parishioners will voice their opinions during its first-ever parish summit Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. "We want to share their experience and sense of direction. That is very important to us," pastoral associate Marian Bermudez said. "The parishioners are the parish." Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...<>/p>
5:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: James R. Dye, 33, 2951 Grace St., Willard; dangerous dog; conviction date: Nov. 5; &#036;100 fine; &#036;55 costs; jail, 90 days, 90 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall show proof within 7 days that dog involved in this incident has been euthanized or that defendant has &#036;100,000 liability insurance covering the dog and a locked topped pen as required.
5:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
NORWALK - The following people recently were convicted of drunken driving in Norwalk Municipal Court: Audelia Brown, 32, Sandusky. Violation date: Oct. 13. Conviction date: Nov. 6. Sentence: &#036;600 fine, &#036;55 costs, six-month license suspension and three days in jail; credited with &#036;250 and three days in jail time upon completion of alcohol intervention program (AIP) and payment of &#036;350 fine and costs within 90 days; defendant shall have limited driving granted only on proof of insurance and occupation from Nov. 6 to April 13; defendant shall pay fine and costs within 90 days.
5:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
FITCHVILLE - Victims of the infamous 1963 nursing home fire in this rural Huron County community will be remembered in a special ceremony Friday. The New London Area Historical Society was the recipient of one of three fully-funded Ohio Historical Markers Grants for its project to memorialize the tragic Golden Age Nursing Home fire of Nov. 23, 1963 in Fitchville.
5:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
If you're traveling in Erie County during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend, you'll most likely see more deputies on patrol. The Erie County Sheriff's Office will be working overtime on rural roads to curtail aggressive and impaired driving starting Wednesday evening.
5:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
NEW LONDON - Elementary Principal Laura Dowdell told the Board of Education Monday that 24 third-graders scored at the "Advanced Proficiency" level on the state reading test given this fall, and 80 percent scored "At or Above Proficiency." Intervention Specialist Jim Van Sickle said these were both new records for the school and added, "Those scores are a compliment to our students and our first- and second-grade teachers."
5:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Blood pressure screenings Fisher-Titus Medical Center nurses will offer blood pressure screenings to the public in December at various locations throughout local communities.
5:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
SHELBY - Mercy Willard Hospital Foundation's 18th annual candlelight ball was held recently at the Kehoe Center (Former Shelby Mutual Insurance Building) in Shelby. Guests were welcomed to a Hollywood Nights celebration complete with live musical entertainment by the Time Trax Band. More than 160 guests enjoyed an evening of festivities and fun as they supported their community hospital. Guests dressed as their favorite television or movie character, singer, actor, actress... or just dressed for the red carpet.
5:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Fire Department and Fisher-Titus Home Health Center have been awarded scholarships to participate in a training conference dedicated to Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults, developed by the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA), Center for High-Risk Outreach. The awarded scholarships provide for travel expenses for two participants, Remembering When curriculum materials and all training. Chief Doug Coletta of the Norwalk Fire Department and Debbi Cullen, operations manager of Fisher-Titus Home Health Center, will travel to a conference from Dec. 2 to 4 in Boston, Mass. Following the workshop, Norwalk Fire Department will conduct a minimum of five group presentations and at least two train-the-trainer sessions for Fisher-Titus Home Health Center. The home health center will integrate materials from the Remembering When program into its outreach through home visits. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...<>/p>
5:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Thanks to the FTMC Auxiliary, women will no longer have to leave this community to have access to one of the latest high-tech tools used to detect breast cancer MRI breast cancer screenings. The auxiliary recently donated &#036;130,000 for new high-tech equipment that allows FTMC's 1.5 Tesla MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to provide high-resolution breast images. The new technology will is scheduled to be in use early in 2008.
5:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Project Leadership Class of 2007-2008 convened at the Presbyterian Church on Oct. 18 for the fourth class this year. Each year, the class is able to determine what they feel are the most pressing issues within the county, separate into the group of interest and plan a project to be presented in May. The ultimate goal of the project is to successfully work as a team and understand the process that is involved. Project Leadership board members, Dr. Judith Sommers and Virginia Poling were responsible for organizing this class.
5:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Food banks across the nation are reporting rising demand and declining donations, but local food banks report they are almost ready for the holidays thanks to the generosity of area residents. After the holidays, however, the local food banks will face their annual drought.
5:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
And the winner is? Scott Krichbaum. At least for now.
5:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
The members of the Wellington Community Fire District would like to thank everyone who assisted us at the Hemlock Cottage warehouse fire. What turned out to be 13 hours on scene could not have gone any smoother without the help of numerous people. Thanks to our spouses who gathered food and beverages, along with the American Red Cross; Lee Grissinger at the Wellington Pizza House; Gerald Fishbaugh at East of Chicago; Barb O'Keefe from the Village Market and Wellington Subway.
5:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
I see where McDonald's will be open for Thanksgiving breakfast. You always can count on the Golden Arches when you're in a pinch.
5:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk is going green and invites the public and businesses to come along. Senator Sue Moreno will attend the Green Team meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Norwalk Furniture to discuss Gov. Ted Strickland's energy plan and deregulation of utilities.
5:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - The Milan post of the state Highway Patrol named Lorain resident Edwin Lopez Jr. as its trooper of the year. Lopez is a six-year veteran with the patrol, having worked his entire career at the Milan post after he graduated from the academy. He is an Elyria Catholic High School graduate. Lopez attended Lorain Community College, working toward a degree in police science.
5:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEIVLLE - Village school board members on Monday unanimously approved purchasing a set of bleachers (300 seats) at a cost of &#036;5,000. Superintendent Carol Girton said the school's insurance company indicated the seats needed upgrading.