3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Do you think you have the lungs that could compete with the likes of actresses Janet Leigh or Jamie Lee Curtis? If so, you need to come to the Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Road, Sandusky, to audition in the "'Curse of the Flesh' Scream Queen Competition." The contest will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and again June 15.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
This column almost never happened. Every single person at my house has had the stomach flu in the past few days. Trust me, it was not pretty. And on top of that, my eldest daughter has the chicken pox to go along with the flu.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY Harlequins Community Theatre in Sandusky will present a 30-minute excerpt from Charlie Cox Runs with Scissors at the Northwest Regional OCTAfest, the Ohio Community Theatre Association's annual competition. The performance will take place at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Port Clinton High School.
3:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
The Norwalk Historical Society and Huron County Master Gardeners are planning their annual Norwalk garden tour for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21. Six wonderful and different gardens have been selected for the tour. Some feature a wide collection of plants, trees and vines. Some use common plants in an uncommon way with great appeal. Some have great landscape features. Some are homey and comfortable.
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.