9:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - Steve Pausch sees himself as God's ambulance driver. Youth For Christ exists, he said, just to keep young people "spiritually alive" long enough to get to the hospital in this case, church.
9:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
A fundraiser for Joe Conway, a local youth stricken with cancer, was underway this afternoon next to the Chef's Market on North Prospect Street. Organizers sold tickets good for lunches, in addition to raffle tickets, and artwork created by Conway himself.
9:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
Four candidates appear to be in the running for the four Norwalk City Council at-large positions in the Nov. 6 election. Democrat Shane Penrose and Independents Stephen Euton and Bruce Wilde have filed petitions with the Huron County Board of Elections.
9:50 AM Jul 25, 2010
MONROEVILLE- An incident at a July cheerleading camp attended by Monroeville High School students was hardly anything to cheer about. To that, all involved parties agree. However, they view the situation differently. According to two accounts, the following happened on July 17, the first day of the four-day camp at Denison College in Granville: Two male counselors from the organization that runs the camp, Cheer Ohio, entered the sophomore girls' dorm with some Monroeville seniors.
9:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
I'm sure you've heard the news that Van Halen is sort of reuniting. I say sort of because bassist Michael Anthony hasn't been invited along for the ride. The riders consist of original vocalist David Lee Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, and new bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, who just happens to be Eddie's son.
9:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - The 12th annual Taste of Cleveland just announced the addition of The Romantics and Donnie Iris and The Cruisers to the Labor Day weekend food and music festival lineup. The Romantics along with Donnie Iris and The Cruisers will perform on opening night, Aug. 31, at Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City (formerly Tower City Amphitheater). The Romantics truly captured the 80s with their catchy, energetic songs and stylish music videos. The band will share its string of memorable hits including "What I Like About You," "Talking in Your Sleep" and "One in a Million" on the Bud Light Main Stage at 8.
9:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
WARNING: This play contains scenes of full frontal male nudity and frequent vulgar language Baseball is hardly just a game or favorite national past time in "Take Me Out" Richard Greenberg's comic, touching, disturbing, tragic, eloquently-written and astutely observed masterpiece currently making its Cleveland premiere.
9:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
BUCYRUS - Corn hole golf will be added to the Bucyrus Preservation Society's Hobo Day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 1 at the T & OC Train Station 700 E. Rensselaer St., Bucyrus. The Crawford County Antique Tractor Association has added this business enterprise to its ice cream sales. Children of all ages will be allowed to play. Also for the kids, Big Mac Trains of Marion will be rolling in to give mini train rides. The Bucyrus Preservation Society sponsors Hobo Day Peddlers Market the Saturdays of Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. The train station will be open for tours to show the progress the volunteers have made in restoring it to become a transportation and industry museum. The station gift shop also will be open with shirts, train cases, train pins and wood building cut outs of many of Bucyrus' historical buildings.
9:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
I admit it: I avoided writing about the 11th "Star Trek" film, because I truthfully never thought Paramount Pictures was serious. Didn't Hollywood get the idea that audiences don't want to go where no has gone before anymore after the previous film, "Stark Trek: Nemesis," only made about $43 million in 2002? In late July at the "Trek" panel at Comic Con, director J.J. Abrams announced Leonard Nimoy once again would be playing 'Ol Pointy Ears himself, Spock. The "Mission: Impossible III" director dropped another bombshell by confirming Internet rumors that "Heroes" baddie Zachary Quinto would be playing a younger version of Spock.
9:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - The EHOVE school of practical nursing recently received a five-year accreditation from the Ohio Board of Nursing. EHOVE was granted full approval by the Board effective through November 2012. Receiving a certificate of accreditation means that the program complies with the standards specified in the Ohio Administrative Code.
9:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
I noted in the Norwalk Reflector earlier this week the mention of a new one dollar coin that had neither "In God We Trust" nor "E Pluribus Unum" on the face of it. Instead, as a technicality, these important words are printed on the edge, where they cannot be seen or read. I have written to Sen. Sherrod Brown to protest this. As an American whose ancestors arrived here in the year 1674, I know that my country was founded by Christians, on Christian principles. The assertion "In God We Trust" has been on thousands of federal documents since this nation was founded. There is nothing in the Constitution that suggests we cannot use this phrase indefinitely.
9:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
I am very disappointed to see the approach the Norwalk Reflector has taken in what has generally been devoted to "Letters to the Editor." Your stated policy concerning letters to the editor states that all letters to the editor must be signed and include the writer's street address and telephone number. However, you are now printing comments that appear in the paper anonymously via e-mail to your Web site. I wonder how many of these unnecessary remarks would be made if the writers had to submit their names for publication and publicly stand behind their comments.
9:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
In last Thursday's edition of the Norwalk Reflector, the City of Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department had an insert listing their programs and offerings for the fall and winter of 2007 and 2008. One of the listings in this brochure is for a financial aid information session that I agreed to give on Nov. 29. Unfortunately, a facility usage fee was listed to attend my presentation. Since my financial aid presentations are always free, I am not comfortable giving a program that charges participants to attend. Therefore, I urge interested students and parents to attend my high school financial aid programs given locally. On Dec. 12 at 7 p.m., I will be at Edison High School in the auditorium and on Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. I will be at Norwalk High School in the Fisher-Titus Learning Center. Throughout the year, I spend countless hours trying to "get the message out" about how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), where to look for grants and scholarships and general information about college access. It is against my personal ethics and the ethics of my profession to charge anyone for such vital information. In recent months, the financial aid community has been scrutinized for kick-backs and other unethical behavior. I would simply like to set the record straight that my employer and I do not charge for this community service.
9:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
Dear Jane, My husband keeps using my tools and doesn't put them back. I appreciate that he's trying to help, but it's really starting to get to me. What can I do to let him know I appreciate the help but not the sloppiness?
9:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Huron County General Health District is asking voters in November to pass a levy to fund a new dental clinic as well as a new location for the health department. The 10-year, nonrenewable, 0.3 mill levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home in Huron County $9.19 per year and generate $276,560 annually for a total of $2.79 million.
9:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
In the spirit of "Unity in the Community" we want to express our appreciation for Dr. Babcanec and his staff for graciously lending the high school facility to house the Common Pleas Court and Clerk of Courts to conduct their daily business. With the court being relocated it made the daily operations of the court run smoothly without interruption. The contractors for the project were also able to work more efficiently to complete the project in a timely manner.
9:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
I am familiar with the expression "couch potato" a person who spends a lot of time sitting on the couch watching TV, as if he or she were planted on the couch like a potato. But I have recently learned a new concept that is linked to the couch, only it's very different: "couch surfing." In a way, couch surfing is just what it sounds like: traveling via the couch, easily, as if one were skimming across the waves of an ocean. Here's what happens in couch surfing: people who want to travel cheaply are connected with people who are willing to provide a place on their couch for the traveler to stay. Thus the traveler is "couch surfing."
9:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
The governor is engaged in a discussion with institutions of higher education across the state. The intent is to catalogue what each institution does or could offer that would be unique and function as a magnet. Adjoining voices have stated that each institution must offer the "basics."
9:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
It's part of the American dream, owning a home. Sadly, part of the American reality for many people these days is forfeiting that home.
9:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
It's the quintessential "win-win situation:" A Boy Scout does a project that brightens the day of nursing home residents and the youngster attains the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor a Boy Scout can achieve. That is what happened when recent Norwalk High School graduate Phillip Daniel Kraus, 18, built an enabling garden for residents.
9:45 AM Jul 25, 2010
COLLINS - In a meeting postponed a week because of the Huron County Fair, the Western Reserve board of education met Tuesday and learned school will begin Aug. 28 and everything is ready to go.