Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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CW Middle School students get real world experience

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer The home economic classrooms and curriculum of the past are a far cry from the high tech equipment and lessons of the modern classroom. Gone are desks outfitted with sewing machines and, while ovens still line the walls of labs like one at Canal Winchester Middle School, the meals pulled from their wire racks are more ...

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CW kids embrace music of “The Nutcracker”

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer The magic of the “The Nutcracker” is finding Indian Trail second graders dancing their way through Karla Cherwinski’s music class in preparation for a field trip to the Ohio Theatre to see the holiday ballet. The Canal Winchester students are familiarizing themselves with the musical themes of the production as well as...

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Former OSU linebacker donates jersey to local school

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer Tony Jackson always dreamed of playing football for The Ohio State University (OSU), a story the former linebacker shared with local students at his old stomping grounds. During a special assembly at Norton Middle School on Nov. 26, Jackson donated his football jersey to the school and spoke with kids about chasing thei...

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Doctors Hospital celebrates 50 years of innovation

By Michelle Dupler Staff Writer Dr. Geraldine Urse has spent nearly all of her 44-year medical career at Doctors Hospital. She started as a young nurse back in 1969, and left in the mid-70’s to become a certified registered nurse, but returned to practice nursing again for another 11 years. Urse left again to go to medical school. She worked a brie...

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Consultant wants another chance to convince voters

By Michelle Dupler Staff Writer An energy consultant told Franklin Township trustees he wanted another crack at convincing voters to participate in an electricity and natural gas discount program. Scott BelCastro of Trebel LLC made an unexpected appearance at the Nov. 21 meeting, where he shared his surprise over the Nov. 5 election results. “I was...

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Homes on the Hill to rehabilitate four houses

By Sandi Latimer Staff Writer Homes on the Hill (HOTH) officials want to acquire and rehabilitate four houses on the Hilltop and are seeking state and city funds for the project. Stephen Torsell, HOTH executive director, said the homes are on South Richardson and South Terrace avenues. Three of the residences are owned by Hilltop Christian, while t...

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WAC discusses area developments and crime

By Sandi Latimer Staff Writer City park officials encouraged residents to attend upcoming meetings to discuss the Westland area’s master plan. Two public hearings are scheduled on the Westside in early December, according to Shawn Thomas, Westland Area Commission (WAC) member. The hearings will be from 5:30-7 p.m. on Dec. 4 at Dodge Recreation Cent...

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The marriage of action figures and video games

By Sean V. Lehosit Westside Editor Action figures make up about 6 percent of the U.S. toy market, but every year they decline in sales. Industry watchers accredit this to a number of reasons, ranging from children watching less animation to more focus on electronics and video games. This resulted in action figures nearly doubling in retail price ov...

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Parents unhappy with block scheduling at Norwood Elementary

By Linda Dillman, Staff Writer Parents at Norwood Elementary are questioning Jefferson Local Schools’ use of double-blocking fifth grade classes, with one mother saying the program is impeding her child’s academic progress. “We feel our children are not receiving the education they deserve,” Edie Piazza told school board members during a Dec. 9 mee...

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