Cheap Coffee Club Members were still a bit subdued from our national holiday honoring veterans as they sat down with their cups around the table. Memorial Days bring a wide range of thoughts to those worthy gentlemen. Most current members are overseas veterans of some level of combat. They understand that during wars, police actions and other interventions, those citizens serving for Uncle Sam did what they were assigned to do. They might not know exactly why they are in some forsaken place, but they remember their sense of duty to our nation brought them there. Bless 'em all.
"The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men."
-- Minot J. Savage
Before we headed off into another "Endless Summer" of barbecues, drive-in movies and ice cream, we paused collectively on Monday to remember and honor those killed in wars (a total that now stands at more than 1.3 million) defending our country and our freedoms.
I decided I needed to put my money where my mouth is. Having become a recent advocate for critics (and fans) taking an open-minded look at a film they haven't seen in a while, I decided to do the same thing with "Batman" (PG-13, 1989).
That's right, CSIers, producer Carol Mendelsohn told EW columnist Brian Ausiello "the theme of (season 10) is family." "The Ausiello Files" interview — which also includes feedback from producer Naren Shankar — appeared in the July 31 edition of EW.
Well, I guess producer Carol Mendelsohn was serious about this season being about family. It looks like Langston has "daddy issues" and has been researching his father's violent tendencies. Thinking back, that was teased to in last week's show (or was that the premiere?).
This was probably the best show this season. I have to say the racial tension was hard to watch and even though the team determined the officer didn't shoot the off-duty black cop in cold blood, the positive resolution was a bit of a letdown.
An amateur dive team and White's Automotive Services, LLC pulled out a 1999 Chevrolet Impala from the Norwalk Reservoir on Thursday morning after the driver attempted suicide by drowning Wednesday night.
Norwalk Police Capt. Eric Hipp said the 34-year-old Mansfield man got out of the car and walked to a relative's home after the incident about 10:30 p.m. He eventually came to the police station about 1 a.m.
With the Norwalk High School band providing the musical background, the annual Memorial Day parade made its way down Woodlawn Avenue Monday morning to the delight of the crowd.
Despite the heat, a good crowd gathered at Woodlawn Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day Observance.
BERLIN HEIGHTS -- Forty-four firefighters from Berlin and Vermilion townships and Huron responded to a Darrow Road barn fire Sunday afternoon.
The barn, built in 1908, was a total loss. Also destroyed was a semi tractor parked in the middle of the building, a boat and a 1999 Ford Ranger pickup truck, all estimated to be worth about $36,000. The remaining estimated loss wasn't available.
Graduations come in all shapes and sizes.
For five members of the Plymouth High School Class off 2010, Friday's ceremony came a few hours -- and, actually -- a day late.
Let me have my buddy, Marty McKenzie, tell it in his own words as posted on facebook.
McKenzie is a teacher and coach at Plymouth, and his son, Mitch, was one of the five who missed the actual ceremony.
LOS ANGELES (MCT) -- Ryan Seacreast declared it "the end of an era," and Janet Jackson even kept her shirt on. But in the eyes of Nielsen, Simon Cowell's last episode as chief justice of "American Idol" was the least-watched finale since its first season, when the show ran during the summer and was just starting to become a phenomenon.