Author: themaplecity

The Last Jedi (Spoiler Review)

If the title to this post wasn’t obvious enough, let me begin by saying the following review will contain some spoilers for the Last Jedi. We’re not going into a blow by blow here, but some of the information contained in the paragraphs below may not be “the droids you’re looking for” if you plan on seeing the film with ZERO clue as to what you’re walking into. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED. First off… Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a beautifully aesthetic piece of film making. The space battles, new planets, and overall cinematography are the best we’ve seen...

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What Roy Moore’s Loss Means for the GOP

Political pundits and talking heads woke up this morning acting like Christmas had come early. Flipping through various cable news networks, you’d think that President Donald Trump had personally lost an election last night. “This is an outright rebuke of Trumpism” says MSNBC. “Embarrassing loss for the president” says CNN. But those are just talking points. The reality of last night’s special election in Alabama has less to do with Trump than it does the Civil War that has been brewing within the GOP since the last Republican primary. If anything, Doug Jones’ win over Judge Moore is a...

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100 Years, One Day at A Time

Mary Stewart was born in December, 1917. She graduated from Norwalk High School in 1934. As a reporter for the Cleveland News, Mary was the first woman ever to cover a Major League Baseball game in 1948. This Maple City icon turns 100 on December 21, and her birthday is being celebrated throughout the month of December with various local events. We caught up with Mrs. Stewart today at one of those events, held in the Lanning-Young Research Center by the Firelands Historical Society, where she told us that the secret to a life well lived is “waking up...

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Stray Cat Strut: What to Do About Norwalk’s Feral Cat Problem?

Norwalk’s stray cat problem has existed for so long that it has become a joke for local citizens and a tag line for local radio. But the majority of residents aren’t laughing. Their front porches have become lounging spaces for these unkept animals. Some have even reported feral cats “spraying” their front doors on a daily basis. And they’re asking that their local officials do something once and for all to remedy the situation. When looking into ways to fix the problem, we can start with municipal ordinances in other cities. Some have a two or three pet policy,...

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A World Without the Walrus

It’s been 37 years since John Lennon was gunned down outside of his New York City apartment, leaving fans throughout the world shocked and creating a huge vacuum in the landscape of popular music. Lennon had been a co-founder of the world’s most successful band and an inspiration to every kid with three chords and a cheap guitar. In just four decades, the troubled young man from Liverpool grew into one of the most influential artists of all time. His fingerprints are all over the music that would follow. And it’s hard now to imagine what modern popular music...

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