Photos from space
kMONDAY, THE HUBBLE marked its 15th anniversary in orbit. To celebrate, NASA released new views of two of the most well-known objects Hubble has ever observed: the Eagle Nebula, above, and the Whirlpool Galaxy. The new images are among the largest and sharpest Hubble has ever taken.
Strengthening sex offender laws
kWITHIN the 71/2-mile-long barrier island city of Miami Beach there are 15 schools and 38 parks, and vibrant children can be found within each. Miami Beach Mayor David Dermer is close to building a virtual wall around the children, rewriting municipal law to almost entirely block registered sex offenders from moving into his city. The law would increase the buffer zone between registered sex offenders and places that children frequent.
kTHE AUSTINTOWN Rotary Club planted the first trees at Celebration Grove in the township park on Kirk Road today.
New fire station
kBoardman trustees met with an architect to talk about a new fire station to replace the main one on U.S. Route 224.
Reggae star shining brighter
kMatisyahu, a Hasidic reggae star -- yes, reggae star -- is gaining fans, respect and attention for his unusual hybrid of music and religion.
kFOOD: It's not surprising rhubarb fails to get the respect it deserves. Its leaves are poisonous, and its stalk is lemony-tart. It's a vegetable that's most often served as a fruit, but not embraced by either tribe. Indeed a search through several fruit-and-vegetable books yielded very few references to rhubarb.