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The Oregon school board on Tuesday agreed to fund limited transportation for Clay High School students. The shuttle service will start in January, according to school board President Eric Heintschel. “We’re going to implement busing in a limited capacity,” said Heintschel on Wednesday. “Strategically, we’re going to pick a couple of spots in the community - more centralized locations – to pick up students,” he said. The cost to the district ranges between 40,000-$50,000 for part of the year. “When you figure it’s for half a year, if we annualize it, we would basically double the cost if we keep the service,” he said. The school board earlier this year eliminated bus service for high school students to cut costs. Parents in the district criticized the board last month for approving administrative pay hikes when programs for students, particularly transportation service for the high school, have been cut or eliminated to cut costs as the result of a shrinking budget that is expected to get smaller in the coming years. Parents packed a school board meeting on Oct. 18 to vent their anger at the board and Superintendent Dr. Mike Zalar, whose annual salary jumped from $116,965 to $130,221 as part of the administrative pay increases the board had approved on Aug. 16. The Oregon City Federation of Teachers was also disappointed, since it had negotiated concessions in salaries and benefits for teachers in July that had saved the district $3 million, though teachers will still receive pay raises called “step” increases that will cost the district $400,000. At the October meeting, Heintschel said the board would revisit the busing issue. School officials recently put together

Hans Schnapp had 50 (5.1). Much of Enright’s campaign was in support of union rights for workers in light of Issue 2, which was defeated. That will repeal Senate Bill 5 limiting collective bargaining rights for public employees. However, Craig said he also opposes HB5 and supports workers rights to collectively bargain. Craig does admit he was concerned about possibly losing his seat. “You know what, you either run scared or unopposed,” He said. “You know, it was kind of a lost summer. My wife and I normally spend a lot of time riding our bikes together and stuff. I want the winter to hurry up and get over with because that’s

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Kapfhammer, Ziviski to sit on school board By Kelly J. Kaczala Press News Editor kkaczala@presspublications.com Despite a campaign that was briefly interrupted by an anonymous flier that detailed a criminal past, P.J. Kapfhammer continued to hammer away at what he saw as a superintendent and school board out of touch with the public in the Oregon City Schools District. On Tuesday, the public agreed with Kapfhammer and made him the top vote getter among three candidates vying for two school board seats. Kapfhammer, co-owner of the Maumee Bay Turf Center, received 4,576 votes, while Jeff Ziviski received 3,717 votes to take the second seat on the board. Earl John Gilliland, a former administrator in the district, came in third with 3,423 votes. Two issues that resonated with voters, said Kapfhammer on Wednesday, were the elimination of busing for high school students, and administrative pay raises in a district that has been struggling financially in the last few years. “I was just expressing the feelings of others in the district. Everyone was upset about those issues. I was telling the board what the people were feeling,” said Kapfhammer. He said he wants to promote transparency on the board so that the public is fully informed of its actions. “I want to move forward. I don’t want the public to have to stop talking at the meetings just three minutes after they talk because that’s all they get. I want that board room to be an open forum. And I want to be able to address their issues. And if I don’t have the answers, I want to call them later and see what I can do to fix it. There may be times I can’t do anything, but I want people to have that option,” said Kapfhammer. “I want to be the guy who listens. I know the community. I want to work with the community to rebuild those bridges that have been torn down.” Kapfhammer sparked outrage in the district when he asked the school board last month why it had approved raises for administrators at an Aug. 16 meeting when they had previously eliminated busing and closed Wynn Elementary School to cut costs. The board had approved raises for 12 administrators, which included Superintendent Mike Zalar, whose annual salary increased to $130,221 from $116,965. The issue, said Kapfhammer, will be at the top of his agenda when he takes his seat on the board in January. “I want that money to be put into a fund that has something to do with programs for the kids. And when the economy gets better, they can get the raises back,” said Kapfhammer. He acknowledges he would have to get others on the school board who voted in favor of the raises to change their votes. “What’s the chances I can get one of them to vote the other way? We’ll have to see. I want them to explain to the public why they are in favor of the raises.”

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Ziviski, manager of Budgeting & Financial Analysis with the Mercy Memorial Hospital System, agreed. “It would bring back community trust if they would donate it back to the school. There’s several options out there. Obviously, the individuals have to be willing to do that. That would be a great step in the right direction for the new board,” said Ziviski. He said the high voter turnout showed how strongly the public felt about the issues in the district – particularly the busing and administrative raises. “The community was tired of not having a voice. They want to be heard and have a say in things. They want some change,” said Ziviski. “They’re unhappy with the

Nov. 12 is the deadline for ordering pies from Clay High School Culinary Arts students’ 14th annual “World’s Finest Student Pie Sale.” Four kinds of pies are being offered – fresh pumpkin, Chess (a southern-style sugar-custard pie), honey-pecan and apple-crumb. The pumpkin and Chess sell for $7; the apple-crumb for $10 and honey-pecan for $11. Orders are being taken now through Nov. 16. Pies are to be picked up Nov. 22, unless other arrangements are made. Pumpkin and apple-crumb pies can be ordered as fresh baked or frozen raw to be baked at home. Others are pre-baked. To order, call the student-run restaurant, the Golden Eagle Café, at 419693-0665, ext. 2162.

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Holiday Bureau The Ottawa County Holiday Bureau Allen-Clay-Harris Township Unit is anticipating an increase in the number of families they will serve for the holidays this year, according to Kathy Mapes, the organization’s chairman. “The number of applications received over the past few years has increased,” she said. “We are asking more businesses and organizations to reach out and help a little by donating their services, money, food, toys or by sponsoring a family by purchasing the gifts for the children.” The bureau relies solely on community support for donations. Applications are available at local churches, post offices, daycares, and libraries. Applications are due by Dec. 1. The distribution date to pick up food and toys will be Dec. 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church for Allen-Clay Township residents and Dec 12 at 1 p.m. at the Elmore Community Center for Harris Township residents. Applicants must bring acceptance letters, which will be delivered by mail, to pickup locations. In the coming weeks, all Genoa Schools will be collecting food and toys for the bureau. In addition, there will be an OSU vs. Michigan Food Drive Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at Millers New Market. Shoppers who purchase a prepackaged brown bag for the Holiday Bureau and place in their favorite team’s collection box will receive a free raffle ticket for a $50 savings bond from Genoa Bank. Donors may also sign the Clay Township Police Cruiser. A Food and Toy Drive will be held Dec. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Genoa McDonald’s. Meet Ronald McDonald and Pack the Police Cruiser with food or toys. McDonald’s will be giving free food coupons with every donation. For more information or to volunteer, call OCHB Chairman Kathy Mapes at 419-654-6273, Co-Chairman Esteban Reyes at 419-345-4104 or Toy Coordinator Catherine Aldrich 419764-9293.

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Forfeited property may become a park By Larry Limpf News Editor news@presspublications.com Lake Township trustees have filed a request with the Wood County prosecutor’s office to file a court motion to have forfeited property along Moline-Martin Road deeded to the township. The trustees met recently to discuss whether or not to assume ownership of the property, which is being offered to the township. Mark Hummer, township administrator and police chief, described the property as two lots and said the trustees are considering developing the property as a small passive park. Playground equipment, which has been donated to the township, may be installed at the site, he said.

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Town hall meeting State Representative Dennis Murray (D-Sandusky) will host a town hall meeting Nov. 14 at the Lake Erie Islands Regional Welcome Center in Port Clinton. There will be a review of the statewide ballot issues on the Nov. 8 ballot and a discussion of the failures of government and the political system, Murray said. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. The center is located at 770 S.E. Catawba Rd.

In 2008, the state issued a regulation to prohibit labeling dairy products as produced without the use of the artificial growth hormone, recombinant bovine Growth Hormone (rbGH). “This agreement is a victory for consumer choice and transparency. Now,farmers and processors in Ohio will be able to accurately label their milk rbGHfree, and consumers will be able to use this information when they purchase dairy products,” said OEFFA Executive Director Carol Goland. “We applaud the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s commitment to end pursuit of regulations that restrict a consumers’ right to know and a farmers’ right to inform consumers about their production practices.” The agreement follows a September 2010 U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit

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a survey that asked high school students whether they would use transportation service in the district, said Heintschel. Out of a student body of approximately 1,200, 350 students said they would use such a service. “Dr. Zalar, Dean Sandwisch, our business manager, and Terry Huss, our transportation director, put the survey together to gauge what level of service we would need to provide. Getting number of 350 at least gives us a baseline of where to start,” said Heintschel. “We’ll look through the logistics of it. We’re going to base our shuttle service off that number, then see what the response is. If we get more, then we’ll adjust it from there.” Heintschel said there were several reasons to reinstate transportation for high school students. “We just decided the timing was right to at least try and get some busing back for the high school students. In my comments at the last board meeting, a lot of people were upset about the decisions that we had made regarding the teachers’ new contract with step increases and the administrative raises. But this has been a process of prioritizing where we need to start putting things back in. Now that the cuts have taken place, we’re in a better financial position. Now that we have the teachers’ contract renewed and the steps are in place, and we’ve got the administrative contracts renewed, we’re in a stable position. So we needed to start looking at programs. Based on community feedback, busing was the first program we needed to make a priority and that’s why we decided to act on it sooner rather than later.” Jeff Ziviski, who was elected to the school board on Tuesday, said busing for high school students should never have been eliminated. “I don’t know why it was ever eliminated completely. You would have thought they would have had this shuttle as an option and an alternative rather than use it as a threat to get a levy passed,” said Ziviski. “The shuttle system was the obvious alternative to cutting it completely. They could have had this back when they had decided to eliminate it and avoided the whole controversy. The shuttle is a step in the right direction, but it’s not the ultimate solution. We need to get busing back entirely and make the situation right.”

hoods. In order to bring jobs to District 3, all avenues of economic development must be embraced. “When entrepreneurs and developers come to District 3, we must provide a nurturing environment. In the past, negative attitudes have kept business from relocating to Toledo and these negative attitudes have stifled growth. It is important that city council and community leaders send a message that development is wanted here. “I will continue to promote Toledo in a positive manner and to forge relationships with area agencies tasked with bringing and retaining new jobs to the area. As an example, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority has created many opportunities for growth in the area. Recently, their partnership with the city and Industrial Power Systems created a multi-million dollar solar field at the Toledo water treatment plant in East Toledo. “Without strong economic opportunities, we will continue to see a decline in the development of our neighborhoods. In order to keep our neighborhoods choice places to live, it is important that we invest further in economic growth but it is also important to invest in neighborhood development.” Craig mentioned at an East Toledo Club forum held prior to the general election that measures are being taken by an architectural review committee to review plans before the Chinese firm Dashing Pacific moves ahead with construction on the proposed Marina District along the shores of the Maumee River. “They don’t have any plans yet, but that’s another thing that we need to look at,” Craig said. “Right now, they are doing a market feasibility study and when that gets done, that is going to determine what is going to work there so that they have the right mix of commercial, residential, and retail, so that it is a successful development there. You know, they’ve got 70 acres there — that’s a lot to develop.” Craig said he will continue to support the Chinese firm. “Dashing Pacific has shown itself to be an enthusiastic supporter of Toledo and its waterfront. The United States has a 235year old tradition of bringing people from different cultures to our shores and using their ideas, energy and capital to make the United States a richer and more diverse place to live and do business,” Craig said. “Dashing Pacific has made a permanent commitment to the Toledo area. The principals expect to live, work and contribute to the Toledo area well into the future. It is always better to embrace a foreign investor when it was impossible to find a domestic investor especially when the other option is to leave a valuable part of the city undeveloped and not working for the people of Toledo.”

Zoo earns A+ rating The Toledo Zoo has earned the Better Business Bureau’s highest rating for charitable accountability. The A+ rating reflects the Bureau’s analysis of the zoo’s performance against 20 standards of charitable accountability. For more information, visit www.toledozoo.org or call 419-385-4040.

Chemical Bonding Stephen Owczarzak and Katie Riley rehearse a scene from Clay High School's production of the Don Zolitis’ two-act dramedy “Chemical Bonding.” The show will run Nov. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors and are available in advance at Clay High School or before each performance at the auditorium window. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

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Thomas Susor will be taking a seat on Oregon City Council next month. Susor, who received 4,224 votes, according to unofficial results from the Lucas County Board of Elections, was the top vote getter in the General Election last Tuesday. All seven council seats were up for grabs. Council terms are two years and are not staggered. Former Council President Clint Wasserman had resigned from council last month to take a job with the Lucas County Prosecutor’s office, which guaranteed a new face on the next council. Kathy Pollauf, a candidate in previous council races, filled Wasserman’s seat. She did not run for council this year. Susor, 62, is a manager with TAS Inc. It will not be his first time on council. Susor, a Democrat, was on council from 1983 to 1991. All council incumbents were re-elected to council, including: • Council President Mike Sheehy, with 4,117 votes. He has been on council since

1992; • Dennis Walendzak, with 4,175 votes. He has been on council since 2009. • James Seaman, with 4,021 votes. He has been on council since 1989; • Sandy Bihn, with 4,013 votes. Bihn has been on council since 2005. She also served in 1983 and 1985; • Terry Reeves, with 3,196 votes. Reeves has been on council since 2007. • Jerry Peach, with 3,859 votes. Peach has been on council since 1987; • Marvin Dabish finished in eighth place with 2,344 votes. Dabish ran for mayor in 2008.

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Over 60 participate in Northwood’s Dirty Dog Race By J. Patrick Eaken Press Staff Writer sports@presspublications.com Over 60 people and their canines participated in the Third Annual Dirty Dog 5K Trail Run, the fourth and final run in this year’s Second Sole Trail Run Series. The Dirty Dog race took place at Cedar Creek Preserve in Northwood on October 29. What was the difference between this five kilometer race and others? You can bring your dog along, or, don’t bring your dog along. It’s your choice. The 5K is a fundraiser for the Wood and Lucas County humane societies. The idea was kicked around by organizer Mark Beck’s family before he got involved. There are categories for human racers, including males and females under 10 years old, 11-20, 21-30, 41-50, 51-60, and over 60. There are also categories for the canines, including ages five and under, 6-10, and over 10 years old. The dog must be on a leash, by the way. The course is stone, grass, and dirt contained inside the park. This year’s overall male winner is Michael Smith (18.13), overall female winner is Joan Matthews (23.54), overall masters male is Rich Oldrieve (21.310, and overall masters female is Dianna Ashton (25.24). Male age group winners were: Under 15, Tyler Tusing; 15-24, Trey Fairchild; 2534, Jason Kessler; 35-44, John Walz; 45-54, David Schetzsle; 55-64, Mark Beck. Females winners were 15-24, Kitty Shaw; 2534, Chantilly Kessler, 35-44, Andrea Longenecker; 45-54, Marcia Wolford; and 565-64, Linda Shaw. Among the dogs, in the under 5 age division, the top six in order, belonged to Brua-Ru Cunningham, Jasmine Andrzejewski, Bryce Walker, Ozzy Fairchild, and Leia Findling. In the 5-10 age group, the top six were Noelle Beck, Riley Walker, Carmen Sieverth, Rory Morris, Sydney Cody, and Chelsea Fenrich. Mark Beck, an avid runner who races a few times each year without his dog, organized the event. He said two years ago there were 58 entries for the Dirty Dog, but last year it dropped to 30, so this year was a

Top, the start of the Third Annual Dirty Dog 5K Trail Run at Cedar Creek Preserve in Northwood. Bottom left, Josh Morris with Zoey and Rory. Bottom right, the smallest canine runs with its owners. (Photos courtesy of Mark Beck) new high. “Last year was an incredibly foggy day and there were two other races on this side of town on the same day, so we had a pretty light turnout last year,” he said. The first year the Dirty Dog Trail Run was held in December. The temperature was 17 degrees. He said even in October it could get cold, so since his home is ad-

jacent to the park, Beck planned to light a campfire in his backyard if anyone needed to get warm. A volunteer at the park, Beck says it’s about Cedar Creek Preserve, too. A member of the Wood County Park District, the preserve is 42 acres on Walbridge Road with restrooms, a playground, hiking trails, and picnic area.

ALS, increased revenue, helped Stoner to 4th term By Kelly J. Kaczala Press News Editor kkaczala@presspublications.com Mayor Mark Stoner, who won a fourth term as mayor on Tuesday, said he was a little worried this year whether voters would re-elect him or vote for his challenger, Councilman Dave Gallaher. After all, Stoner presided over a tough third term, which included deep cuts in personnel and programs as a result of a decrease in the city’s income tax revenue. Also, he and other officials were named in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a resident who had to wait 28 minutes for a rescue squad to help him. He later succumbed in a hospital. Despite the rocky third term, Stoner was re-elected by a vote of 838 to 807, according to unofficial results from the Wood County Board of Elections. “I talked to people, and that is why they voted for me - I made the tough calls and helped guide the city through a very difficult time,” said Stoner on Wednesday. “It’s easy to run the city when everything’s good and the economy is strong, but when you have to make the tough decisions of what to cut, who loses a job, that’s not easy. Voters appreciated the fact I did do that. It wasn’t easy. And they supported me for not raising taxes.” Stoner also thought his proposed 24/7 Advanced Life Support (ALS) system for the city, which would guarantee that a paramedic will respond to emergency calls,

may have also made the difference. Gallaher had misgivings, saying the system would be too costly. “This is just as vital as police service,” said Stoner. “I don’t have statistics to prove it, but there’s a greater probability you’re going to Stoner need a fire service than a police service. Residents think that is a priority. We’ll see what council thinks pretty soon.” Stoner is not promising ALS immediately. That should come in time, he said. In next year’s budget, he has included Basic Life Support (BLS) service, which was recommended by the city’s new fire chief, Joel Whitmore. “We talked to Joel and he came back for a recommendation for BLS. I’m alright with that. At least it’s a step in the right direction,” said Stoner. “Council has other things they’re thinking about. It’s in my budget. If they want to change it or add something else, they will have to decide for themselves. With BLS, we will have at least an EMT 24/7. So we’ll have two people ready to go as soon as they get the call.” Also helping Stoner this year is that the city’s income tax revenue stopped sliding.

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“Things started picking up a little over a year ago. We started showing some positive numbers,” said Stoner. “At least we’re making some improvements. For the next budget, we’re going to hire another police officer and another person in the street department. Council still has to approve it. They should have an ordinance on the budget for the November 17 meeting, when it will have a first reading. It should have its final reading in December, then be ready to go next year.” Gallaher, who has challenged Stoner in the last three mayor’s races, thought he had a real chance to win this time, he said. “It’s a little discouraging. People do voice an opinion and give an indication they would like to see different ideas, which is encouraging,” said Gallaher. “There were some real issues out there. All the feedback I was getting was encouraging. But some people are just convinced that this is as good as it’s going to get.” He also thought he may have been hurt by low voter turnout. Just 50 percent of registered voters went to the polls. “The one good thing about any election is when candidates get out into the streets to find out what people are concerned about, and it does give you the chance to connect and focus on what needs to be done. There are still goals. Nothing is impossible. They can still get done. I’ll keep slugging away,” he said.

Hall of Fame inductees Eight new honorees were inducted into the Toledo Civic Hall of Fame on Nov. 7 at the Rotary Club of Toledo’s noon luncheon at the Park Inn Hotel. The honorees, all honored posthumously, include Mariam and Ward M. Canaday, Carolyn and Conrad Jobst, Samuel G. Carson, Margaret Anderson, Gordon Jeffery and Noah Swayne. Ward M. Canaday (1985-1976) was often called the “father of Jeep.” Mariam Canaday (1883-1974) was among the founding members of the Friends for Music – now the Toledo Symphony, and Riverside Hospital, where she served as president. Conrad Jobst (1890-1957), a mechanical engineer, is credited with a number of innovative inventions from an automatic brush-making machine still in use after 100 years to the first hard top convertible. His wife, Carolyn (1919-1993), inherited the company that produced one of Conrad’s most notable inventions, the compression stocking. Almost 50 years after its creation, the company was sold and she made sure the money was used in support of the Toledo Symphony, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Toledo Hospital and other important Toledo institutions. Samuel G. Carson (1913-2008) was an insurance executive and became head of Toledo’s largest bank, previously the Toledo Trust Co. He also devoted his time to civic service and volunteerism. Margaret Anderson (1895-1983), a founding partner of The Andersons and former volunteer teacher, took on many roles in her life but felt being a wife and mother were most essential. She spoke frequently on the importance of family and her experiences as a mother, going so far as to write a manual entitled, “Raising a Family is a Pleasure.” Gordon Jeffery (1901-1978) was a former Lucas County Clerk of Courts. He served as recreation commissioner, director of the state department of highway safety, vice president of the Boys and Girls Club of Toledo and director of the Ohio division of the American Cancer Society. Noah Swayne (1847-1922) is remembered for his persistence in keeping baseball alive in Toledo. Swayne purchased land and built Swayne Field, which became host to seasons of baseball games and a place for many other entertainment opportunities for Toledo citizens. Established in 1998, the Toledo Civic Hall of Fame will now include 76 prominent men and women from the community, each of whom is honored with a plaque in the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Main Toledo-Lucas Country Public Library.

Eve of Thanksgiving The community is invited to attend the second annual Evening of Thanksgiving, Hope, and Remembrance Nov. 17 at 7:15 p.m. at the Wood County Senior Center, 305 N. Main Street, Bowling Green. Presented by the Wood County Suicide Prevention Coalition, the evening will honor local citizens who have promoted suicide prevention, and commemorate local residents lost to this tragedy. Highlights will include awards, live music, and refreshments. Reservations are appreciated but not required. Contact Lisa Myers at lmyers@wccoa.net or 1-800-367-4935 for more information.

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Holiday Open House Petals tals and Plants, a flower and gift shop operated by high school students in the Floral Design/Greenhouse Production program at Penta Career Center, will host a Holiday Open House Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The shop is located on the Penta campus at 9301 Buck Rd. in Perrysburg Township. Visitor parking is available adjacent to the Floral Design/Greenhouse Production lab near the large greenhouse. Visitors should follow the Penta campus signs to the designated parking area. Special items on sale will include fresh Thanksgiving centerpieces, decorated trees, silk wreaths, garden art by George Carruth, candles and a variety of holiday decorations for the home. In addition, Petals and Plants is taking orders for Christmas greens including pine roping, wreaths and grave blankets and pillows. For more information, call Karen Prymicz at 419-661-6344.

Personal safety class Area residents interested in enhancing their personal safety and situational awareness are invited to participate in a new Personal Safety and Security Class being offered through Owens Community College’s Center for Emergency Preparedness Nov. 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. During the four-hour class, attendees will receive learn about situational awareness, basic self-defense, tasers, pepper spray, mace, stun guns and collapsible batons. Additionally, students will learn about how to create a safe room/of room/offi fice as well as practice hands-on self-defense moves and the proper use of self-defense weapons. Participants are encouraged to wear exercise clothing and athletic shoes. The class fee is $35. For more information or to register, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2411.

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Voters close their wallets to area schools Counties ready to merge service By Larry Limpf News Editor news@presspublications.com

By Larry Limpf News Editor news@presspublications.com Job and Family Services offices in Wood and Knox counties will embark next month on a collaborative effort to pool applications for food stamps, Medicaid, and other assistance programs. Five other counties, Delaware, Hancock, Marion, Morrow, and Sandusky plan to join the project in January 2012 and Seneca County may join once it is up and running. Under what is called Collabor8, the county JFS offices will be trying to jointly function as one large county office, sharing a data network that will allow the offices to even out case flows, said David Wigent, the recently appointed director of the Wood County office. That will be no small feat, considering the counties estimate they’ll have a combined average of 2,500 new applications a month for food stamps – officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - and Medicaid, and monetary assistance as well as another 3,600 “re-determinations” of eligibility. Under the new format, applicants who call a toll-free number could reach a caseworker in any of the counties. Rather than shepherding a case to its completion, employees will have a specific responsibility covering many cases. Cases involving child welfare and similar issues will still have caseworkers assigned to them. Children services also won’t be affected by the change. If the project, which has been in the planning stages for about 18 months, is successful it could yield a 30 percent increase in efficiency, Wigent said, adding the Ohio JFS department is providing technical and financial assistance to get the project started. Bowling Green State University will conduct an analysis to determine the project’s effectiveness. “We’re excited about that,” Wigent said. “We’ve been guilty here in Wood County I think of not doing more with the university. We had a discussion with BGSU about statistics to gauge our production, efficiency, and quality control. The 30 percent gain is our target and we think we can reach that though a combination of switching to phone interviews, which take less time; becoming more efficient in how we handle documents, and having workers specialize more in certain areas of case processing.” The food stamp program is growing much faster than other “income maintenance” programs, he said. “That with the recession has been a huge growth area for us,” Wigent said. “At the same time we’re adding clients at a very rapid pace but getting less revenue from the state and feds to administer the programs. So that pinch of less resources with more work to do is what is driving us to operate absolutely as efficient as we can be.” According to the Wood County JFS annual report for 2010, the county realized a monthly average of 13,313 food assistance recipients. That translated into an average of $630,183 in assistance each month. There was an average of 8,216 Medicaid cases each month, costing about $7.5 million. In all, there were 26,198 recipients of Medicaid assistance that year. Tim Brown, a Wood County commissioner, said the county expects a cost savings of more than $200,000 and all the participating counties could save more than $1 million through the collaboration effort. The commissioners signed a memorandum of understanding to participate in the project this past June. Much of the savings will be realized through attrition as personnel retire, Brown said.

“Few and ugly.” That’s how Tim Krugh, Lake school board president, describes the options open to the board and administration as they decide how to proceed in the wake of last week’s defeat of a 4.75-mill levy request. Lake voters rejected the levy, which would have generated about $1.1 million annually for operations, by a 357-vote margin: 2,206 – against to 1,849 – for, according to unofficial results of the Wood County Board of Elections. Voters rejected a request for the same millage amount in August by more than 600 votes. “We are discouraged, disheartened, and even dismayed at the lack of gratitude and support from our voters,” Krugh said. “This is especially so after the outstanding, sacrifice, and success of our district’s leaders and employees in response to the June 5, 2010 disaster and the consistent academic achievements accomplished at a low cost.” The board and administration will analyze the district’s financial condition, including a review of year-end data from the county auditor’s office, before making a decision early next year on how to proceed. The choices the board faces, Krugh said, “all involve the layoff of employees, most of whom live in our community. But the majority of our voters have now said on two occasions that we must adopt these drastic options.” Genoa voters say no to levy By a 38-vote margin, voters in the Genoa district rejected a 1.6-mill continuing replacement levy that would have funded the purchase of computers, buses, building improvements, and other expenses with a useful life of five years or more.

School superintendent Dennis Mock said the ballot language, which indicated there would be an increase of 0.25 mill, may have confused voters. While the issue would have replaced a 1.35-mill permanent improvement levy, the school board had filed a resolution with the Ottawa County auditor to discontinue collections on a 1.8-mill permanent improvement levy if the new levy passed. The net result to owners of a home with a market value of $100,000 would be they’d pay about $49 a year – the same as the two other levies combined. “The ballot didn’t say the cost to taxpayers would be the same,” Mock said. The board will probably opt to place the 1.35-mill issue on the ballot next year and then try to replace the 1.8-mill issue when it expires with a 1.6-mill levy request, Mock said. Replacement issues are levied on current property valuations but renewal levy millage is based on the valuations in place the year the issue is first approved. Woodmore rejects new school The Woodmore school board intends to again seek funding for a new elementary school building, said John Fernbaugh, district superintendent, but the board and administration will use the next several weeks to listen to residents for their ideas on how to proceed. A meeting is scheduled for Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Woodmore Elementary School to seek the public’s input, he said. For the second time, voters in the Woodmore district Tuesday rejected a proposal to construct a new elementary school with local and state funding. Voters said no to a 6.95-mill bond levy to pay the local share of construction costs for a building that would house pre-kindergarten classes through the eighth grade; as

well as a performing arts center and home economics classroom at the high school, and other improvements. If passed, the bond issue would have generated approximately $19.5 million and have a repayment schedule of 37 years. District officials projected the total cost of the project to be approximately $26.5 million. The balance would have been paid by the Ohio School Facilities Commission. “We’re very disappointed,” Fernbaugh said. “We had people who worked very hard on this.” Woodmore voters two years ago rejected a 6.97-mill, 37-year bond issue that would have raised funds for a new elementary that also was eligible for OSFC participation. It’s possible the board may place a bond issue on the March 2012 ballot, Fernbaugh said. B-C-S levy falls Voters in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District again rejected a request for operating millage Tuesday, saying no to a 3.9-mill issue: 2,341 – against to 2,035 – for, according to unofficial results of the Ottawa County Board of Elections. That will likely trigger an austerity plan already approved by the school board to close Graytown and Carroll elementary schools. The schools would be closed starting with the 2012-13 school year, reducing personnel by six teaching and 10 non-teaching positions. Cuts to begin January, 2012 include implementing a pay-to-participate fee for athletics as well as a fee for using school facilities, a fee for “Biddy “ programs, and a transportation fee for field trips. Voters also rejected a 3.9-mill levy in August.

Genoa mayor: Drawing new businesses a priority By Cynthia L. Jacoby Special to the Suburban Press With the election over, newly reelected Genoa Mayor Mark Williams is ready to get down to business – literally. Williams garnered 53 percent of the vote over challenger David Huston in Tuesday’s election, according to the unofficial results of the Ottawa County Board of Elections. Huston, a lifelong resident of Genoa, collected 46 percent of the popular vote. Williams starts his second term in January. The morning after absorbing the victory, Williams listed attracting new businesses - specifically small, light industry - as his first priority in 2012. “If you bring new businesses, you bring people, more tax revenue,” Williams said. What a difference a year makes. This time last year, the town was on the brink of a meltdown that included the sudden resignations of the police chief and village administrator. In the months that followed, much time and effort was put into rebuilding the administration and its connection with the community. Public Works Director Kevin Gladden was placed in the dual role of administrator and public works director. Then in late summer, Robert Bratton, a Genoa resident, resigned as sheriff in Ottawa County to become the police chief. “I think we are ready to settle down … ready to do something for the residents and the village here,” Williams said. “With

other things coming up, it seems that they kept taking precedence over other needs.” And for him that means drawing business to Genoa. The first steps will likely involve creating a core group of people including business people and residents to generate thoughts on ways to attract business. “Basically, it’s going to be a lot of volunteer work. There is a lot of foot work to do,” he explained. The main thing is to find a way into the network of determining those businesses whose owners are looking to relocate and then have a courting campaign in place, Williams said. County and state officials have some connections but many times they lead candidates to the larger venues, he explained. Genoa officials will also concentrate on the 2012 annual budget and the proposed bike trail in coming weeks. Genoa Village Council received a draft budget on Monday. Finance committee members will review it and offers some suggestions at the next regular meeting. As for the North Coast Inland Bike Trail, ad hoc committee members are working on the proposed line for the Genoa area. Planners ran into problems following the old rail line into Genoa from MartinWilliston Road because quarry officials bought the land a while ago, Williams said.

If an established route follows along Ohio 163, that could involve passing through the front or back lawns of area residents, Williams said. “We’re hoping to get all that finalized by early January,” the mayor said. Funding proposals have to be turned in to state officials in February. Culvert work nearly done Work on Toussaint East Road is wrapping up for now but detours will return in the spring. The majority of the closures on the central Ottawa County road involved cross-over culvert work in the late spring and early fall, said Ottawa County Engineer David Brunkhorst. Crews will return next year to do more ground work and then lay the asphalt, he explained. Planning has already begun on preparing the contractors’ bid specifications for Phases 3 and 4. “We hope to be able to advertise soon,” the engineer said. In October, Ottawa County commissioners gave Brunkhorst the OK for funding sources for Phase three and four. According to commissioners’ office records, the engineer estimate for third phase is $60,936 and $99,503 for the fourth. The intent is to complete both projects by May 1, 2012.

Assistance deadline nears for uninsured growers

Farmers have until Nov. 21 to sign up for 2010 Non-insured Assistance Program (NAP) crop coverage. The deadline applies to asparagus, blueberries, caneberries, cherries, chestnuts, forage for hay and pasture, grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, strawberries, honey and maple syrup. NAP covers losses caused by damaging weather conditions for crops. Producers receive payments if the loss is in excess of 50 percent and production losses are paid at 55 percent of the established price for the crop. The service fee is $250 per crop per county or $750 per producer per county. The fee cannot exceed a total of $1,875 per producer with farming interests in multiple counties. Limited resource producers may request a waiver of service fees. Growers should contact their local Farm Service Agency office to obtain NAP coverage or for additional information before the deadline. For more information

Ag Notes concerning Farm Service Agency programs, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/.

Cooperative farming review

A compatibility determination for cooperative farming on Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Oak Harbor is available for a 14-day public review that ends Nov. 23. Cooperative farming is a tool used by Ottawa NWR to keep some newly acquired lands farmed until restoration of those parcels is financially feasible. The program does not bring any existing refuge lands into farming; it merely allows newly purchased

agricultural fields to continue to be farmed prior to habitat restoration. The farming program supports the habitat management goals and objectives of the Refuge. A compatible use is any use of a National Wildlife Refuge that, based on sound professional judgment, will not materially interfere with or detract from the fulfillment of the National Wildlife Refuge System mission or the purposes for establishing the Refuge. Copies of the determination can be requested from the refuge. They are also available for review at the refuge visitor center located at 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor. Written comments, requests for the document or questions may be directed to Jason P. Lewis, Refuge Manager at 419-8980014 or Jason_lewis@fws.gov.

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Brilliant minds of a bygone era will converge in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre as Owens Community College presents the student production of “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” Nov. 17-20 in the College’s Mainstage Theatre. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19 and 3 p.m. Nov. 20. Written by Steve Martin, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” tells the comedic story of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso and their meeting at a Parisian café in 1904. Both individuals, who are on the verge of world-changing accomplishments, find themselves in a lengthy discussion about the value of genius and talent to the interest of many additional bystanders, including Picasso’s agent and the local bartender. Students involved in the production as cast members include John Toth of Toledo, Silvester Rodriguez IV of Walbridge, Emily Pheils of Rossford, Jordan Jarvis of Perrysburg, Morgan Rife of Woodville, Joshua Smith of Toledo, Jeremy Stone of Toledo, Rose DiNardo of Toledo and Zachary Post of Woodville. Community member Matthew Johnston of Maumee is also participating in the production as cast member. Tickets are $12 for the general public and $8 for Owens students and employees. For more information, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. ARTS (2787).

Unison career fair

Due to Unison Behavioral Health Group’s continued growth and demand for services, the agency will host a career fair Nov. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Unison’s 1212 Cherry St. location. The event will highlight opportunities in AOD Adolescent Residential, AOD Child/Adolescent, Child/Family Community Based Services, Dual Diagnosis and Intensive Services. Interested applicants should bring a resume and be prepared to complete an employment application. For information, visit www.unisonbhg.org or call 419-936-7576.

Beazley says

Signs show economy starting to bounce back By J. Patrick Eaken Press Staff Writer news@presspublications.com Oregon City Administrator Michael J. Beazley says Lucas County sales tax revenue is up seven percent and Oregon’s income tax revenue collections are up five percent from last year. Beazley says that demonstrates that the local economy is showing signs of recovery, but still has a ways to go to meet levels from just a few years back. “After several years of solid decline in Lucas County, this year is a year of pretty good reasonable growth so far,” Beazley said. “This is a reflection of income. People are now earning once again, or going back to work, and they are spending that money on goods and services. That is good for our local merchants and that in turn can be one of the first steps toward putting people back to work. We still have a ways to go. “If you look at income taxes in particular, I’ll think you’ll see most cities in the region took a hit in 2009 and ’10, and we are starting to bounce back in a significant way. If you look at Oregon, Oregon’s revenue in 2010 was really coming in at about 85 to 90 percent of the numbers you would have seen in 2007 and ’08, or even 2009. That’s really telling us that people’s pay checks are smaller. The professionals are earning less money. People working in industrial jobs are working less overtime or in some cases were laid off. People working in the construction trades frequently were facing less employment. “I want to emphasis we are still facing a challenging time for local residents, but that if you look in terms of straight income it is bouncing back in most communities across the region. That’s not back to the levels it was in 2008 and 2009, but it really shows you that earnings are up. When you look at withholding alone, which is really straight wage employment — that is back up to 2009 levels. In some of the other areas like professionals — perhaps realtors, attorneys, accountants — some of that income is still down a little bit over those historical averages.”

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Beazley who has been with the city since March 2010, says the growth has started throughout the Toledo metro area. “You will find that whether you are looking at Oregon, Toledo, or the Sylvanias or Maumees and on down the list. Each of the communities has a little better story to tell in terms of people going back to work and we feel good about that,” Beazley said. “When you look at each individual city, there are individual stories there that contribute to their relative economic health. Oregon benefits from having four very large employers that are really hubs of economic activity here — our two hospitals, Mercy St. Charles and Bay Park with the ProMedica system, and with BP-Husky Refinery and the Toledo Refinery Group, the former Sunoco,” Beazley said. In Oregon, Beazley said some recent announcements of local projects are contributing. Last month, it was announced that an $8 million expansion of the Rieter Automotive automobile supply operation in Oregon will bring 150 new local union jobs. “As individual projects are being announced, that’s good, because there is some more construction work,” Beazley said. “Those are real strong sources of economic activity for Oregon. Each of those is doing well and both refineries have a lot of activity going on in terms of upgrades, renovations, capital projects — those all contribute to helping people working. Beazley believes the increase in sales tax numbers shows people are spending

again. “Ultimately, people spend when they earn,” Beazley said. “When unemployment and income tax go down, people hold on to spending because they don’t have the money or because they want to make sure they are saving it because they are worried about future employment. “That is an indicator that people are earning money and spending it. There is more money going into people’s pockets in terms of wages, and that money is getting spent out front with goods and services. This is good for the community and ultimately then businesses make money buying and selling and shipping things and can put people back to work. There is no question that employment is still a real challenge here. Unemployment is still high and it’s actually running similar to the recessions in the early 80s and early 90s and early 2000s, where it took a long time for employment numbers to bounce back to historical highs,” Beazley said. National numbers up, too This week, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on the October 2011 employment situation report: “Our nation’s labor market posted stable growth in the month of October. The economy added 104,000 private sector jobs last month, and we also added 102,000 more jobs than had previously been reported in August and September. The unemployment rate dropped to nine percent, its lowest level in six months. “The number of long-term unemployed — defined as Americans out of work for 27 weeks or more — fell by 366,000 in October, the biggest drop since 1948. Additionally, the jobless rate for African-Americans dropped a percentage point to 15.1 percent, its lowest level since August 2009. “We’ve now created 2.8 million jobs over 20 consecutive months of private sector growth, including more than one million jobs this year alone. GDP growth in the third quarter was 2.5 percent — the fastest rate in over a year and nearly twice that of the previous quarter.”

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Your Voice on the Street: by Deb Wallace

What is your favorite thing about the fall season?

The Press Poll Do you agree with Penn State's decision to fire Joe Paterno as football coach? Yes No

Katie Corbitt Northwood Manager "The leaves falling because they are really pretty."

Ricky Rodriguez Toledo Forklift Operator "The colors changing in the trees because it is a pretty sight, and it is cool in the fall."

Letters Letters should be about 250 words. Deadline Wed. Noon. Send to news@presspublications.com

No reasonable doubt

To the editor: I believe we need a constitutional amendment to protect the unborn based on the following analogy. A jury must be unanimous when it comes to a murder trial. If there is “reasonable doubt,” they should not convict. Here is my analogy. When a gun goes off to start a race, the race has begun. If the race is 100 meters, no one would say it’s over at 50 meters. However, no reasonable person would deny that the race has begun. We also know that at the finish line the race will be completed. Science knows that at fertilization, the process of life begins. Most if not all pregnancies are not recognized until a menstrual cycle is missed. This means that four to five weeks have gone by since conception. To stop the process of life at this point is like stopping the 100 meter race at 50 meters. If nature is allowed to take its course, a child will be born or a miscarriage may occur. I can only conclude that there is no reasonable doubt that life exists in the womb. And since life exists, it should be protected as it is a right under our constitution. Until our laws change, I pray that pregnant women have the grace, support and love to have their child. Children should not be aborted and many, if not all women, suffer the adverse effects of their decision. We need to help them. Steven R Cherry Oregon

A fun time

To the editor: I would like to express my gratitude to the Oregon Police Department D.A.R.E. Program, the Oregon Community and Family Coalition and the Eastern YMCA for hosting the recent D.A.R.E. and Costume Party for the fifth-grade students in Oregon City Schools. A fun time was had by all the students. As a parent, I thought that this was a great way to bring all the fifth-grade students together in a positive, fun way. It was the first time that this event was held, and it was a huge success. I appreciated the efforts of all those involved to provide a safe and fun atmosphere for our children and I hope that the event will be continued for future fifth-graders. Special thanks to Officer Shaw for all her hard work in planning and coordinating this event. Chrissy Finch Oregon

Great performance

To the editor: Crystal Bowersox had an acting role in “Body of Proof,” which aired on TV Oct. 25. She was great. I hope she gets more acting roles. Alice Cox Millbury

Linda Bach Toledo Registered Nurse "The colors and the change in the temperature because I like that is it cool and not cold."

Audrey Johnson Toledo Executive Director "The colors and the fall fashions."

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Last Week's Results Do you think private ownership of exotic animals should be banned in Ohio? 81.2% Yes 18.8% No

Time to get to the root of the problem By Wenonah Hauter and Carmen Rita Nevarez Obesity has reached epic proportions in the United States and its price tag is soaring. With one-third of adults and more than 12 million children and adolescents are obese, the direct and indirect medical costs of this scourge total as much as $147 billion a year. The nation’s increasingly poor diet, packed with processed and fast foods, is driving this epidemic. This is leading many media commentators to blame government subsidy payments to farmers who grow crops like corn and soybeans. But this just isn’t true. While it’s convenient to blame America’s ever-expanding waistlines on subsidies, a recent paper from our organizations shows that blame actually lies squarely with the corporations that lobbied for the end of good policies that once kept prices and production in check. Now, with the federal budget deficit developing some alarming bulges of its own, Congress says it’s putting the budget on a diet. Direct payments to farmers that grow commodity crops like corn and soybeans are on the cutting board. Some public health and environmental advocates believe that simply spending the government dollars on apples and broccoli instead of commodity crops would make the country healthier. But it’s not that simple. To make real, lasting improvements in our food system, we have to get to the root of the problem. That means tackling

Guest Editorial the overproduction of corn, soybeans, and other commodity crops, the out-of-control marketing of junk food, inadequate access to healthy food in many communities, and consolidation in the food industry. Overproduction isn’t a new problem. In the 1920s, agriculture policies encouraged farmers to idle some of their land so they wouldn’t overproduce, and established a national grain reserve, much like the Strategic Petroleum Reserve we have today. It kept overproduction in check and prevented crop prices from skyrocketing during times of drought or plummeting during times of surplus. Plus, stable commodity prices functioned like a minimum wage for farmers. Beginning in the 1980s, big food corporations mounted a strong and successful lobbying effort against these policies. By the mid-1990s, all the supply management and price support protections were gone, which led many farmers to overproduce. The resulting collapse in prices left many on the brink of bankruptcy. To deal with the terrible prices farmers were receiving for their crops, Congress started making “emergency” payments to farmers. The subsidy system we know today was born. And the nation’s obesity problem emerged. Ending farm payments won’t stop the

production of corn and soybeans. But it could force smaller and midsized farmers to sell their land to larger farms, which would consolidate our food supply even further. These family farms are our best hope for rebuilding a healthier food system focused on regional distribution and providing new markets for fruits and vegetables. But for them to flourish, we need farm policies that ensure that farmers get a fair price for their crops, poultry, dairy products, and livestock, and that antitrust and competition policies are enforced. Only then will all types and sizes of farms and food processors be able to compete in a fair marketplace or to shift to a more diverse mix of crops. Undoing the damage inflicted by corporate-driven deregulation will go a long way toward building an agriculture system that is healthier for both consumers and those who grow our food. We can also provide Americans with healthier foods by reforming the way food is marketed, enforcing anti-trust laws, helping farmers diversify their production, protecting existing federal nutrition programs such as food stamps, and increasing access to fruits, vegetables, and other healthy food in underserved communities. Wenonah Hauter is executive director of Food & Water Watch and Carmen Rita Nevarez, MD MPH, is a vice president at the Public Health Institute and past-president of the American Public Health Association. Their paper on whether farm subsidies cause obesity is online at www.foodandwaterwatch.org.

Visualization can be a powerful tool Visualization is a powerful technique used to harness the awesome power of your mind to attract and accomplish all that you desire. Studies have found that mental practice and actual physical experience have virtually the same impact on your brain. To your brain, visualization can be just as real and powerful as actual experience. Your mind works non-stop on whatever thoughts you provide. Your mind doesn’t care whether you feed it positive or negative thoughts. Your mind strives to bring to reality whatever outcomes you visualize. All successful people visualize their success well before they achieve it. They visualize the exact outcomes they want. Successful people visualize perfection. They visualize themselves overcoming obstacles and solving problems. Consider the impact of a vivid dream. Dreams can be so intense as to seem and feel real. During a dream, you experience the same emotions and even physical effects as you would have had the dream been real. You wake up from one of these dreams with lingering effects. You can feel happiness, sadness, elation, or exhaustion. Depending on the dream, you may be either relieved or disappointed it was only a dream. Visualization is a mental movie that you write, direct, and star in. You pick the cast and control the action. All events, circumstances, and outcomes are viewed through your eyes. You experience every-

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by Bryan Golden thing from your perspective, in real time, as if you are there. For the best effect, your visualization should have exactly the outcome you desire. Don’t visualize any outcome you don’t want. In your mental movie, you control the ending. Always see yourself achieving your goal. Have fun with this process. Create any background effects you want, including music, special effects, and camera angles. Watch your mental movie on a giant sized screen in a mega theater. Have the audience applaud as you attain your desired outcome. Visualization works when you believe in yourself. You have to believe in yourself in order to succeed in your mental movie. It’s impossible to see yourself succeeding when you don’t believe you can. Visualization has many benefits. It can help you feel more in control of your life. By providing a way to help you move towards your goals, it reduces the frustration caused by inaction. Visualizing something you want provides your mind with positive thoughts. These thoughts are processed even when you are not consciously aware of them.

Visualization provides a mechanism to learn how to break through self-imposed limitations. Because you are in control of your visualization, you can experience how it feels to overcome obstacles. This process empowers your mind to discover ways to transform your mental movie into reality. Visualization helps you improve your focus. Rather than having scattered and disjointed thoughts, the process of visualization encourages your to direct your mental energy towards specific goals. This increased focus will keep you on track, enabling you to accomplish more in less time. Visualization cultivates inspiration. Your mind generates ideas for those things you dwell on. You will find inspirational ideas popping into your mind at any time. Even though you may not be aware of it, your mind is constantly processing your mental movie. Visualization is also extremely beneficial in overcoming health problems. In order to get better, you have to believe you can get better and visualize a better state of health. Health visualization can be used in conjunction with any treatment or medications. You can utilize visualization practically anytime and anywhere. Consistent use of visualization, combined with action, will have a remarkable impact on your goal attainment. Watch your movie over and over.

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Public can learn more Thursday

Birmingham residents concerned about crime, vacant homes One of America’s most famous neighborhoods is in need of a little TLC. The Birmingham Ethnic Neighborhood of East Toledo, a Hungarian cultural center for 120 years, has been the subject of a number of books and articles written by local authors. Now, it is the subject of a survey that explores what is right and what is wrong with the community. Bob Krompak, economic development specialist with Neighborhood Housing Services/NeighborWorks (NHS), will present the results of the survey of 200 Birmingham residents to the public at the East Toledo Club’s luncheon this Thursday. Two responses struck Krompak as being of “significant” concern to residents. First, about 30 percent of respondents were victims of a burglary or vandalism to their home or auto in the last six months and about 50 percent knew of someone who was. Second, residents were concerned about the number of vacant, dilapidated houses and at least one commercial building—The Playdium. Krompak said vacant properties can be havens for drug use and criminal activity. He estimates there are about 20 vacant homes in disrepair. In the case of The Playdium, Krompak said a partially collapsed wall and a caved-in floor present a

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by John Szozda danger to curious kids. On the bright side, Krompak said the survey shows that a majority of residents are satisfied with their homes, the friendliness of their neighbors, city services and their schools Birmingham Elementary and Eagle Academy. The Birmingham Library also drew praise. NHS conducted the survey to establish a baseline to evaluate its upcoming work in Birmingham. The non-profit organization specializes in weatherization programs, renovating older homes, building new homes and providing low-interest loans for home improvement projects. The group also works with local government and social service agencies to improve the quality of life in urban neighborhoods. In the last decade, it has invested $6.5 million in East Toledo to provide housing alternatives including the construction of 24 new homes and the renovation or a dozen or so

dilapidated homes. Krompak said the survey, which was conducted earlier this year, has already provided NHS and the Birmingham Development Corporation with direction. To address the crime issue, a meeting is being scheduled with Toledo Police Chief Derrick Diggs and other East Toledo Block Watch leaders to help “beef up” the local Block Watch program. In addition, NHS has secured $220,000 of government money to provide loans to residents who want to upgrade their homes. Krompak said one woman borrowed $20,000 at 3.5 percent interest to rehab a home on Genesee. Another man borrowed to repair his roof and foundation. The loans are based on income eligibility. Krompak said a large percentage of those who would qualify are “single senior citizen women who are home rich and cash poor.” A significant percentage of residents would also like to see: �� Speed bumps around Birmingham Elementary School to slow traffic; �� Reduced truck traffic on Consaul; �� More visible police patrols; �� Transportation provided to the East Toledo Family Center and the Boys & Girls Club so youth would

have more recreational activities; The reopening of the Ravine Park Pool. On the plus side, Krompak said most respondents called their neighborhood a “welcoming, friendly place” and most knew who their neighbors were and regularly talked to them. In fact, 35 to 40 families regularly work the Birmingham community garden at the corner of Front and York. Krompak said the group this year harvested 150 pounds of honey from the beehives. Survey workers only interviewed the head of the household. Nearly 87 percent said the housing is in good condition, while only 12 percent said minor repairs are needed. Fifty-one percent of the respondents have lived in the community for 11 plus years and 50 percent are homeowners. Krompak said a similar survey is scheduled next year for the Garfield neighborhood. The power-point presentation will be given at 12:30 in the room next to Michael’s Bakery located in the Weber Block, Front and Main. The public is invited. ��

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Will lawmakers new rules support farmers and jobs? By Mardy Townsend Several lawmakers are proposing a time-out on new regulations to supposedly generate a more job-friendly environment. To some that might sound reasonable given the nation’s entrenched unemployment, but there’s one set of new rules in particular that should not be blocked. Smaller-scale and independent farmers like me have waited 90 years for the government to enforce a law that would finally give us the chance to compete on a more level playing field. These new regulations are supposed to do just that. The situation is truly dire. The meat packing industry, giant poultry companies, and largest food processors have forced more than 1 million American farmers and ranchers out of business since 1980. We don’t need more delays — we’ve already waited too long. The 2008 farm bill included a long-overdue provision requiring the U.S. Department of Agriculture to propose rules to be administered by their Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). These rules would amend the Packers and Stockyard Act of 1921 to give America’s family farmers and ranchers the opportunity to participate in a fair and open market, thereby curbing the systematically abusive and anti-competitive practices of the largest meat and poultry processing companies putting independent farmers out of business. The House of Representatives is trying to block that work by stripping GIPSA of the money it needs to operate. Economists agree that any market is harmed once the top four firms in the industry control more than 50 percent of it. Well, four U.S. beef packers control 81 percent;

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Other Opinions four pork processors control 66 percent; and four poultry companies control 60 percent of the national market. These levels of concentration enable Tyson, Cargill, and other large meatpackers to exert an unfair degree of control over the marketplace. The rules would also ensure that sellers of cattle, hogs, and poultry no longer have to prove that a processor’s abusive business practices used against one producer caused injury to the entire livestock marketplace. Producers would simply have to prove that the abuses damaged their own operation. I was one of the 66,000 who submitted comments to USDA supporting the proposed GIPSA rules by the November 2010 deadline. A majority supported the changes, but it’s no surprise that poultry companies, meat packers, and commodity groups, including the National Pork Producers Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, oppose them. In 2003 these groups waged a campaign based on false projections to block Country of Origin Labeling (COOL). COOL finally went into effect in 2010 and helps consumers to know their food’s source. These groups don’t speak for me or other independent livestock farmers. The farmers and rural communities in northeast Ohio, where I live, can’t wait any longer for these rules to take effect. When the meat cartels’ expensive ads misstate

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that these new rules will kill jobs, I think of the nearly 20,000 hog producers who went under from 1980 to 2007, leaving only 2,300 in Ohio. These were small-to-medium size, locally owned businesses employing local workers. We’re losing more and more rural businesses daily. Job loss figures don’t take into account the jobs that aren’t being created, or the number of young people leaving their farms because they can’t make a living. Farmers need other farmers and the accompanying infrastructure of purebred breeders, feed mills, veterinarians, farm stores, small meat processors, and other supportive rural businesses. Many farmers, including some of my neighbors, are responding to consumer demand for local, grass-fed livestock. But to sustain viable farms and a regional food

Obituary Helen M. Sandwisch Helen M. Sandwisch, age 92, of Woodville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday morning, November 9, 2011 at Valley View Nursing Home, Fremont, Ohio. She was born in Woodville, Ohio on January 8, 1919 to Edward and Ethel (Morris) Groweg. She married Otto Sandwisch on December 9, 1950 in Woodville, Ohio and he preceded her in death on May 19, 2005. Helen was a homemaker and a life member of Solomon Lutheran Church, Woodville, Ohio where she was very active in Sunday school, Choir, Dorcas Society and Solomon Lutheran Church School. In her spare time she enjoyed spending time with family, doing crafts and reading. Helen is survived by son: David (Melinda) Sandwisch, daughter: Holly (Tom) Miller both of Woodville, 6 grandchildren: Stacy (John) Benner of Woodville, Mindy (Todd) Helle of Graytown, Mike (Adrienne) Sandwisch of Woodville, Sara (Tom) Kuhn of Bend, OR, Katie (fiancé - Mike Ford) Miller of Woodville, Andrew Miller of Elmore, 7 great grandchildren and sister: Cleo Johnson of CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Otto and brother: Art Groweg. Friends and family will be received on Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 2- 7 PM at the Marsh Funeral Home, 201 W. Main Street, Woodville, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 14, 2011 at Solomon Lutheran Church, Woodville, Ohio with additional visitation from 10 AM until time of services. Officiating will be Rev. Henry Seibert. Interment will be in Westwood Cemetery, Woodville, Ohio. A bereavement luncheon will be served at the church immediately following the cemetery committal services. Considerations for memorial contributions are: Solomon Lutheran Church. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at: www.marshfuneralhomes.com

system, we need strong GIPSA rules to restore fairness and to roll back the unfair monopoly control that these vertically integrated companies wield. Big agribusinesses and lawmakers are claiming that the new rules would prove to be an unwarranted regulatory burden and increase the cost of food. They’re wrong. By restoring competition, these long-overdue rules will help stem the rapid loss of our nation’s independent farmers, ranchers, and growers, and encourage new ones. Mardy Townsend is an organic, grass-fed beef farmer in northeast Ohio. She is president of the Ashtabula-Lake-Geauga Farmers Union, an organizational member of the National Family Farm Coalition. www.nffc. net

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Alexander “Chink” Rasi, age 96, of Oregon,Ohio passed away peacefully November 4, 2011 surrounded by his Family. While deployed in North Africa in WWII, his Army Infantry unit was captured, and he became a POW in Germany for 27 months. He was a founding member of the Maumee Valley Chapter of Former POWs. Alex recently enjoyed a visit to the WWII Memorial with Honor Flight. He worked for 43 years at the American Shipbuilding Co. as a rigger and launch operator and was a member of Boilermakers Local 85. He and his wife Irene enjoyed several trips to Hungary and also a trip to Europe and North Africa. Alex enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He was a member of Calvin United Church of Christ. Surviving are sons Ronald Rasi, Alex (Cynthia) Rasi, grandchildren Amy (Brad) McNutt, Jennifer Rasi, Ron Rasi, Jr., and greatgrandchildren Michael, Hunter and Paige. He is preceded in death by his wife Irene, parents Joseph and Susi (Waszi) Rasi, brothers Andrew (Betty), Joseph (Helen), sister Margaret (Joseph) Hornyak, and daughter-in-law Carol Rasi. Arrangements were handled by HoeflingerBolander funeral home, 3500 Navarre Ave., Oregon, Ohio 43616. Interment was at St. Ignatius Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Honor Flight Northwest Ohio P. O. Box 23018,Toledo Ohio 43623 www.hoeflingerfuneralhome.com

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ProMedica offering ffering diabetes programs ff November is American Diabetes Month, which is a good time to talk to your family doctor if you are diabetic to ensure that you are properly managing your medical condition. ProMedica offers diabetes education services at offices throughout the area, including in Oregon, Toledo and Maumee. All programs are recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Registered dieticians and counselors work with patients and their physicians to design treatment plans, help patients understand their medication and monitor their blood sugar levels. They can also assist with meal planning and developing an exercise routine to help keep diabetes under control.

The newest among the locations is the ProMedica Diabetes Care Center located at 2655 West st Central A Ave. ve. in T Toledo. oledo. The center offers classes on the disease process, medications, meal schedules, exercise, stress management, prevention of complications and blood sugar monitoring. Medicare and most health insurance providers may cover the cost of diabetes education. Assistance is also available to people without insurance or who may not be able to afford diabetes education services. For more information, visit www.promedica.org (click on “medical services” on the home page, and find diabetes under “continuing care”).

The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is encouraging members of the community to be proactive about memory health by taking advantage of free, confidential memory screenings and information about successful aging on Nov. 15. The event is part of National Memory Screening Day (NMSD), an annual initiative that the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) holds each November during National Alzheimer’s Disease A Awareness Month. More than 2,000 sites across the country will be participating. The Northeast Area Senior Center will provide the memory screenings at 705 North Main St., Walbridge from 10 a.m. to noon. Senior Independence will provide free confidential screenings using the Reality Comprehensive Clock T Test. Registration is suggest for this event. The Wood County Senior Center will host an event at 305 North Main Street, Bowling Green beginning at 1 p.m. with featured speaker Diana Waugh, R.N., BSN, from Waugh Consulting. Waugh will present information on “Family amily Unit T Transitions: Discovering Your Role with Memory Loss” and will share intimate details of her journey and how she and the family transitions through the progression of the disease. Free ree confidential screenings will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information or to register call 419-353-5661 or 1-800-367-4935. “Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. strives to keep individuals at home; through events like this we are able to provide resources for those with concerns about their cognitive abilities.” According to Danielle Brogley, director of Programs. Qualified healthcare professionals administer the screenings, which consist of a series of questions uestions and tasks, and take five

to 10 minutes. Screening results are not a diagnosis, and individuals with below-normal scores or who have concerns are encouraged to pursue a full medical exam. Some memory problems can be readily treated, such as those caused by vitamin deficiencies or thyroid problems, Brogley notes. Other memory problems might result from causes that are not currently reversible, such as Alzheimer’s disease. In general, the earlier the diagnosis, the easier it is to treat one of these conditions. Eric J. Hall, AFA’s president and CEO, said the continuing growth of National Memory Screening Day reinforces the need for this service. More than 30 leading professional organizations are supporting the event this year. “Community memory screenings are a vital resource to begin a dialogue with a healthcare professional and to learn more about brain health. They prompt critical next steps,” he said. AFA urges anyone concerned about memory changes, at risk of Alzheimer’s disease due to family history or who wants to check their memory now and for future comparison to get screened. Warning signs of dementia include forgetting people’s names and events, asking repetitive questions, loss of verbal or written skills, confusion over daily routines, and erratic mood swings. Currently, as many as 5.1 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and the incidence is rising in line with the swell of aging baby boomers. The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease doubles every five years beyond age 65. For more information about National Memory Screening Day, visit www.nationalmemoryscreening.org or call 866-AFA8484.

UT, ProMedica announce innovative teaching, research space ProMedica and The University of Toledo will commit to the development of a new $36 million Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center (IISC) that will enable students and clinicians to use cutting edge technology for enhanced learning in a simulated, low-risk environment. Working with the university’s economic development arm, Innovation Enterprises, UT and ProMedica have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the IISC. The IISC will be housed in a new three-story facility slated to open in 2012 next to UT’s Center for Creative Education (CCE) Building on the Health Science Campus. Thee Center will be among the first health science campuses in the nation to incorporate I-Space, a four-sided virtual immersive room, and 3-D CAD Walls that can create unlimited virtual images that allow learners to travel through the heart

of a human body or experience being inside a human blood cell. The IISC will be comprised of three integrated simulation centers – a progressive anatomy and surgical skills center; and advanced simulation center; and the virtual immersive reality center.. T Typically, academic health centers only offer one type of simulation center. “The IISC is a giant leap forward in our effort to set the national bar for clinical education and research,” said Dr. Jeffrey Gold, UT chancellor and executive vice president for biosciences and health affairs. “Looking forward, health care will increasingly rely on teams of clinicians from different disciplines working together to achieve the best patient outcomes. This center will enable learners to use the most advanced technology available to practice working in teams at the same time they are advancing their clinical skills,” said Gold,

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who also serves as dean of UT’s College of Medicine and Life Sciences. Randy Oostra, president and CEO for ProMedica, said the partnership would help ensure better patient outcomes as doctors, nurses, therapists and all health care providers will be better prepared as they enter the workforce. “These advanced simulation technologies make it possible to create virtual clinical environments for health professionals to practice individually and in teams using realistic human patient simulation models and immersive virtual three-dimensional environments,” Oostra said. “The result will be reduced errors, increased safety, improved outcomes, enhanced ced efficiencies and an overall reduction of health care costs.” Additionally, Gold and Oostra said the IISC would serve as a venue where health care professionals will establish collaborations to foster innovation in research and

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The Ohio Association of Free Clinics has awarded Mercy and ProMedica the 2011 Free Clinic Partnership Award for their support of Toledo/Lucas County CareNet. “While this award is usually only given to one organization, the selection committee made an exception because in our nomination we made it clear that this is a partnership,” said Jan Ruma, vice president, Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio and executive director, Toledo/Lucas County CareNet. “On behalf of the Hospital Council and CareNet, congratulations – there is not a more deserving duo.” The Ohio Association of Free Clinics recognizes recipients each year during their annual conference, which was held recently in Columbus.

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When we visit our doctors, we don’t typically think of ourselves as “consumers” or buyers of health care, but in these tough times, that is precisely the role a patient needs to play to avoid drowning in a sea of medical bills. What are the best strategies for haggling with your doctor or hospital? A new report in the October issue of Consumer Reports and online at www.ConsumerReportsHealth. org features advice from Consumer Reports’ medical expert and M.D., John Santa. According to the latest Consumer Reports Index, which gauges the health of the economy from the consumer perspective, 16.3 percent of Americans are unable to afford medical bills. “Americans are overwhelmed by health costs and many people simply can’t pay their bills, can’t afford their medications,” says Dr. Santa, director of the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. “The last thing most patients want to do is haggle with their doctors, but a little bit of negotiating can go a long way. It’s also important to know that there are tremendous variations in health care costs—knowing this can help a consumer get a hand up and politely insist on the fairest possible price.” Here’s Consumer Reports’ advice for three possible scenarios: • You’re healthy. The optimal time for patients to talk with their healthcare providers about costs is before any have been incurred. While doctors have a professional obligation to take a patient’s financial resources into account, patients should raise the issue with their doctors to let them know that costs are important to them. “For a variety of reasons, doctors are likely to suggest the most expensive options first. But you might be surprised by your doctor’s willingness to change course, for example prescribing fewer expensive brand name drugs or choosing watchful waiting over a costly diagnostic test,” says Santa. • The unexpected occurs. A patient lands in the hospital without the benefit of any planning and gets slammed with a huge bill, say $15,000 for a coronary angiogram, and insurance ends up covering only a fraction of the bill. Consumer Reports recommends these approaches to get the greatest reduction to their bill: Sit down with the doctor who ordered or performed the hospital services to find out how the hospital costs ran so high. Were all the services needed and reasonably priced? Consumers can judge for themselves by checking www.healthcarebluebook.com which lists the going rates for many medical services for free. Closely examine each bill to identify errors, which are common. Consumers should not assume the price on their bill is set in stone. Providers often discount rates substantially to insurers and

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Chamber guests respond to women’s sports issues Nearly 100 Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce guests got to enjoy a keynote speech from award winning USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan at a luncheon last week. Brennan’s column in USA Today makes her the most widely-read female sports columnist in the nation. Brennan, a Toledo native, spoke for nearly 45 minutes and every person at the historic downtown Toledo Club was listening. “What an inspiration and uplifting person. That she seems to credit living in Toledo and being an advocate for Toledo is awesome. She gives of her time and even in her columns brings up players who have broken records as her heroes,” states chamber guest Denise Martin, president of Martin & Martin Agency, Inc., an East Toledo insurance agency. Brennan became the first woman to cover the Washington Redskins in 1985 as a staff member at the Washington Post. When she entered NFL locker rooms for interviews, she was going where few women dared to go at that time. It remains an issue today, nearly three decades later. The first time she had to walk into an NFL men’s locker room was for the Miami Herald a few years before her Washington Post stint. She called her father, Jim Brennan, Sr., for advice. “So, I called back to Toledo and I said, ‘Do you have any advice for me?’ And he said, ‘Keep eye contact at all times,” Christine said, jokingly. “All these years later what I do see — just their eyes.” She added seriously, “It’s a place I have to go to do my job. When I’m done, I get out of there as fast as possible because I have to go back to write my column or do whatever I need to do. So, it’s a workplace.” Brennan added she believes men sportswriters have the same rights to enter a female locker room, but explained that the most popular professional women’s sports, golf and tennis, do not require locker room interviews.

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— Christine Brennan Martin, in an email to The Press, wrote, “I enjoyed that she was animated about the rights of females in the locker rooms and men in female locker rooms. Equal on both sides, no discussion,” Brennan also spoke to the chamber about covering the Olympics, about women’s rights issues, and about current issues in sports, such as the Penn State child abuse scandal and the NBA lockout. She noted how Title IX levelled the playing female for both sexes, explaining that before girls’ sports were mandated, “50 percent of the population was not learning the meaning of competition and teamwork.” She believes the cliché “throw like a girl” is no longer relevant because of the advances in girls sports competition today. In 2001 and 2003, Brennan was named one of the nation’s top 10 sports columnists by the Associated Press sports editors in the category of the nation’s largest newspapers. The author of seven books, Brennan won the Women’s Sports Foundation journalism award four times. Her 1996 book, Inside Edge, was named one of the top 100 sports books of all time by Sports Illustrated. Her 1998 book, Outside Glory, won an Ohioana Library Association book award. Her sports memoir, Best Seat in the

House: A Father, A Daughter, A Journey Through Sports,, is the first father-daughter memoir written by a sports writer. It describes her late father’s influence while she was growing up in Toledo. Jim Brennan would take a young Christine to watch University of Toledo football games, and many of the guests in attendance could relate. “Sports were a way of networking for her father and a way of connecting with Christine. She talked about the hard working ethics that we have in Toledo and mixing that love of the game into the family life,” Martin said. “You could tell that she admired her father and that sports were a way that he used to communicate with her. He enjoyed that she loved sports and gave her the con-

fidence to break the gender barriers.” Chamber director Sarah Beavers added, “I think any female who grew up watching sports and playing them can relate. My father and mother always encouraged my sister and myself to play sports and be active — to not ‘throw like a girl’ and throw like an athlete. “We would take trips to Cleveland to watch the Indians play and Detroit to watch the Tigers as well. It was something we did as a family together. And now as a mother, I am able to share the same experiences with my children. It is something that is very special. Sports do create a bond between a parent and child and memories that last a lifetime,” Beavers continued. Martin believes the type of relationship that existed between Brennan and her father continues with her own family today. “I think of my daughter, who played competitive soccer, and how the bond between her and her father was and is stronger because they shared the love of the game,” Martin said. “Sometimes men are unable to communicate how they feel but can show their love in participating or supporting their daughters in sports. “I was never able to enter into that strong bond that they share with the strategies and technical advice about the game. They will always share that just as Christine has with her father. I feel that the discipline, life lessons on fairness, good sportsmanship, and hard work are a strong influence on both my daughter and on Christine. She had a great easy way about her that was enjoyable even to a non-sports person.”

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Woodmore’s Donny Bowen Press Player of the Year By Yaneek Smith Press Contributing Writer sports@presspublications.com In some ways, it’s just the icing on the cake. After helping lead his team to the inaugural Northern Buckeye Conference title in boys soccer, Woodmore midfielder Donny Bowen is the Alan Miller Jewelers All-Press and NBC Player of the Year. Bowen, a junior, was one of the league’s most versatile players, playing nearly every minute of each match during the season and scoring nine goals and nine assists in the process. “It’s really humbling knowing that the hard work has paid off,” said Bowen. “Not just the stats but on the field, the coaches noticing what is going on, the leadership aspect (of things).” Bowen is quick to note just how tightknit the Wildcats were this season. “I had great teammates this year, not just the seniors,” he said. “Coach Pocino always talks about how we’re not individual players out there. We’re a unit. When something would go wrong, I’d look at the guys and say we’re one unit – we’re a big family. Our chemistry was unbelievable. “At the beginning of the year, we stressed that everybody had to chip in — we couldn’t have one or two guys carrying the load. Then we just put it all together. Nobody worried about, ‘Oh, I’m going to get mine.’ It was, ‘We are going to get ours.’” Aside from soccer, Bowen is also a member of the varsity basketball team, the National Honor Society, Spanish Club and the Teen Advisory Group — a collection of high-school students that speaks with children about dealing with peer pressure, drug use and the like. He maintains a 3.89 grade-point-average and enjoys spending time with his family and friends. The thing that stands out about Bowen is not just his physical endurance and capabilities as a soccer player, but more than that, his leadership skills, which you gain a better understanding of after speaking with his head coach, Carlo Pocino, who is the All-Press Co-Coach of the Yeare. “He played as a team member and he works with everyone,” said Pocino. “He’s a good captain and controls the team real well. He is well-liked by his teammates. “He’s a good soccer player — he will work as hard as anyone on the team. He

2011 Alan Miller Jewelers All-Press Boys Soccer Team Co-Coaches of the Year: Carlo Pocino, Woodmore Kenny Katschke, Clay

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Malachi Brown John Eckenrode Caleb Vespi Dean Shousher Damyn Earl Jason Wamer Donald Bowen Osvaldo Paredes Austin Hall Trevor McLargin Derek Snowden Jay Staples Ryan Sandwisch Austin Schnabel Cody Wisnewski Ryan Paul Kyle Hatfield

Woodmore Lake Eastwood Clay Clay Cardinal Stritch Woodmore Eastwood Lake Genoa Eastwood Lake Woodmore Genoa Clay Woodmore Cardinal Stritch

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will move up and down (the field) and helps on offense and defense. He controls the midfield well.” In addition to being named the NBC’s Player of the Year, Bowen was also named to the Division III all-district and the NBC first team. The team had three other players named to the All-Press first team, including goalkeeper Ryan Paul, forward Malachi Brown, the team’s leading scorer, and defender Ryan Sandwisch. Brown was also named to the all-district second team and Sandwisch and Paul were recognized with honorable mention in the district. Defender Garrett McAfee and midfielder Cody May were named to the All-Press second team and defender Gabe Wilt was recognized with honorable mention. Pocino, now in his seventh season at the helm, was quick to note the stellar play of Paul, who allowed just 22 goals in

17 games (1.29 goals against average) this season. “When he (Paul) first came out, he said, ‘Coach, the only thing I want to do is play goalie.’ He’s gone to goalie school with Malcolm Edge (who runs an organization called Goalkeepers Edge). Every time he has a chance, he practices with Edge. He’s gotten much better and has made some saves that I thought for sure were going to go in.” The team’s signature victory came against Eastwood, the reigning Suburban Lakes League (SLL) Champions, on Oct. 6 when the Wildcats defeated the Eagles, 2-1, to clinch the NBC title. For much of the season, the Wildcats, who finished with a 14-3 overall record and a 12-0 record in the NBC, dominated their opponents, outscoring them by a combined 77-22. The team had a rough start to the season, going 1-2 in the first three games,

Press and NBC Player of the Year Donny Bowen. (Press le photo by Dean Utendorf/WoodmorePhotos.com) which included losses to Oak Harbor (3-1) and Ottawa Hills (5-0), both quality teams. This signaled a turning point in the Wildcats’ season, as the team embarked on a 13game winning streak. “We had a disappointing loss to Oak Harbor,” said Bowen, “and we really came together and started playing better.” The team’s season came to an end in the D-III district semifinals when the Wildcats fell to Mansfield Christian, 3-2, on a tie-breaking goal by the Flames with just 48 seconds remaining. Despite a tough loss the end the season, Pocino is excited for what the future holds. “We had a good run,” he said. “Most of the players will be back next year. We will have a good run at the NBC and the state playoffs.”

Clay’s Katschke shares Co-Coach of the Year honors By Yaneek Smith Press Contributing Writer sports@presspublications.com When we think of great teams, we often think of the standout players — the leading scorer, the best defender, the most versatile athlete. Sometimes, we don’t think of the man or woman behind it all. For the Clay boys’ soccer team, that man is new coach Kenny Katschke. Katschke, who just completed his first season as coach, has been awarded the Alan Miller Jewelers All-Press Co-Coach of the Year and Northwest Ohio High School Soccer League Coach of the Year. Katschke shares the All-Press award with Woodmore coach Carlo Pocino, whose team won the inaugural Northern Buckeye Conference championship.

Needless to say, Katschke is flattered. “It sure is nice,” he said, “to be recognized by the coaches like that.” The Clay boys’ soccer team is actually a part of two conferences, the NWOHSSL and the Three Rivers Athletic Conference. This season, the team finished with a 9-7 overall record and went 3-4 in the TRAC and 3-0-1 in the NWOHSSL, good for first place in the latter conference. The Eagles’ season ended in the Division I sectional with a 3-0 loss to Springfield. This season, Katschke installed a new offensive system, a possession-game system that focuses on maintaining possession of the ball as opposed to playing a more sporadic, less structured type of game. “We try to keep the game slow, pass the ball, bring it up slowly — it’s like a chess match,” he said. “It’s not just kick the ball and run to it. In 80 minutes, it’s nice to

have that 50 to 55 minutes of possession. If you have the ball more than the other team, your odds are better.” Katschke was pleased with how his team dealt with learning the new system. “A possession-game system, sometimes it takes a few years to learn, and for them to learn it in a month or two, they did quite well,” Katschke said. Katschke is conscious of the role his assistants, Jeff Burson, sons Kenny, Jr. and Cody Katschke, and Brent Combs, the junior varsity coach, take to mold the team. Kenny Jr. was an assistant with him at Genoa and Cody previously played soccer at Owens Community College. “We surrounded the kids with more coaches – that was nice,” he said. “We never had that before.” Katschke believes that for him to build a sustained, quality program at Clay, he must

do two things: (1) build a soccer presence in the community and (2) get his athletes to realize that offseason training is vital. “Hopefully, we can build the program,” said Katschke. “We have kids coming in with that ability. We want to start putting boys teams together at the junior high level and show them the system. The talent is there – the kids need to play soccer together.” He is hopeful that his players will compete in indoor soccer leagues during the winter and partake in travel leagues in the summer. “They need to, as I like to say, keep their foot to the ball all year long,” said Katschke. Katschke, a 1979 graduate of Clay, came over from Genoa, where he was coach for the past seven years, the last four as head coach.

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INDIVIDUAL PASSING TEAM Record PF PA NAME ATT PCT *^Eastwood (7-0, NBC) 11 0 563 167 Jon Sandwisch, Wood COM 219 382 57.3 ^Genoa (6-1, NBC) 10 1 535 109 Jared Rettig, Lake 84 151 55.6 *^Northwood (7-0, TAAC) 9 2 461 186 Johnny Douanglee, Waite 109 196 55.6 Mallernee, OH 88 171 51.5 Oak Harbor (5-2, SBC) 6 4 257 252 Brian Nick Russell, North 61 96 63.5 Lake (4-3, NBC) 5 5 235 233 Josh Bryer, Gen 62 106 58.5 51 136 37.5 Gibsonburg (4-3, TAAC) 5 5 149 221 Matt Tille, Gib Michael Blazevich, CS 54 112 48.2 Waite (3-2, TCL) 4 6 232 237 Jake Schmeltz, East 29 49 59.2 54 114 47.4 Clay (2-5, TRAC) 3 7 128 305 Brett Jordan, Clay Pennington, Lake 16 40 40.0 Cardinal Stritch (2-5, TAAC) 2 8 205 362 Nathan Jayce Vancena, Lake 14 24 58.3 Woodmore (1-6, NBC) 2 8 192 373 Blake Kohring, East 2 7 28.6 Jordan Jahna, Gib 7 27 25.9 * League Championship ^ Playoffs NAME

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Kyle Nutter, Gen 197 Mark Konieczny, OH 232 Isiah Conkle, East 103 Zach Conkle, East 121 Kevin Carter, Waite 136 Jon Sandwisch, Wood 172 Matt Tille, Gib 182 Zach Denomy, CS 139 Nick Russell, North 118 Mack Schwamberger, CS 120 Devin Dominique, Clay 94 Evan Perkins, North 54 Damon Dominque, Clay 56 Johnny Douanglee, Waite 69 Kyle Steveson, Clay 89 Brian Mallernee, OH 103 Tyler Pickard, Gen 50 Nathan Pennington, Lake 88 Brandon Roberts, Gen 31 Alex Keyes, East 40 Jeremiah Brauer, Gib 91 Jon Angelone, Gib 80 Dustin Fullenlove, North 32 Jordan Schell, North 43 Tim Lohman, Lake 45 Nick Whitmore, North 33 Cody Pickard, Gen 47 Jared Rettig, Lake 74 Owen Daniels, CS 37 Devin Sibby, Gen 26 Alex Bergman, OH 46 Stephen Fuller, North 28 Jacob Icsman, Wood 55 Tyler Mack, North 25 Anthony Prothero, North 20 Anthony Keefer, North 26 Andrew Lord, North 22

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Ben Swartz, Lake Cody Lockhart, Wood DeVonte Hughes, Waite Colton Bihn, Wood Zach Brossia, Wood Austin Wiegand, OH Zach Denomy, CS Andrew Nutter, Gen Tim Lohman, Lake Logan Jones, Gib Dylan Hirzel, Lake Skylar Dierker, East Joey Mallernee, OH Nathan Pennington, Lake Fletcher Isaacs, North AJ Cecil, Oak Harbor Anjel Lerma, Waite Kyle Row, Clay Evan Ulinski, Wood Isiah Conkle, East Jordan Schell, North Isiah Arriaga, Gib Jacob Icsman, Wood Earnest Sanders, Waite Jacob Davenport, North Joe Sinay, CS Brandon Roberts, Gen Jermaine Walker, Waite

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INDIVIDUAL TACKLES Zach Sharpe, Lake 110; Nick Whitmore, North 106; Joey Mallernee, OH 92; Kevin Carter, Waite 89; Kris Hayward, East 89; Kenny Harris, Waite 87; Nathan Pennington, Lake 82; Cameron Kutchenriter, Wood 81; Ben Swartz, Lake 80; Curt Davies, Gib 79; Tony Rozzi, Wood 78; Jared Columber, Gib 78; Tyler Shephard, North 77; Brian Mallernee, OH 76; Chris Salaz, Lake 76; Alex Bergman, OH 74; Kenny Hade, Waite 73; Michael Blazevich, CS 73; Payton Chadwick, Waite 69; Jake Rothert, Wood 68; Adam Losie, OH 67; Brent Kromer, Gib 67; Emilio Duran, Clay 67; Cody Gore, Clay 66; Allen Boss, OH 65; Jon Angelone, Gib 64; Alexis Medrano, Wood 63; Bobby Brooks, East 62; Jared Rettig, Lake 59; Logan Jones, Gib 58; Alex Keyes, East 58; Skylar Dierker, East 58; Ricky Hartley, North 57; Dan Sprinski, Wood 57; Cody Lockhart, Wood 56; Jarred Gray, Clay 55; Zach Denomy, CS 56; Christian Peters, CS 56; Ernest Sanders, Waite 53; Tim Lohman, Lake 53; Mack Schwamberger, CS 53

TACKLES FOR LOSS (includes QB sacks) Bobby Brooks, East 24½; Kenny Harris, Waite 23½; Jarred Gray, Clay 21; Payton Chadwick, Waite 16; Tony Smith, Waite 15; Kenny Hade, Waite 13½; Garrett Gray, Clay 13; Allen Boss, OH 13; Earnest Sanders, Waite 12; Cody Gore, Clay 11½; Jared Columber, Gib 11; Alex Bergman, OH 10; Corey Hotmer, Lake 9; Kris Hayward, East 9; David Bogart, North 9; Jequan Hamilton, Waite 8; Jacob Wealleans, Clay 8; Jon Angelone, Gib 8; Adam Losie, OH 8; Johnny Robinson, Waite 8; Jordan Grodi, OH 8; Tim Lohman, Lake 7; Cameron Kutchenriter, Wood 7; Emilion Duran, Clay 7; Dylan Hirzel, Lake 7; Chase Beam, East 7; Bobby Heath, Gib 7; Anthony Prothero, North 7; Tyler Shepard, North 7; Brad Radabaugh, East 7; Curt Davies, Gib 6; Justin Rohrs, North 6; Brent Kromer, Gib 6; Zach Conkle, East 6; Lincoln Peters, East 6; Robert Ulis, Clay 5½

INTERCEPTIONS Kyle Schlumbohm, East 5; Tyler Mack, North 5; Austin Wiegand, OH 4; Skylar Dierker, East 4; Blake Kohring, East 4; Fletcher Isaacs, North 4; Ryan Laberdee, Clay 3; Anjel Lerma, Waite 3; Nathan Pennington, Lake 3; Chris Salaz, Lake 3; Jeremiah Brauer, Gib 3; Dan Sprinski, Wood 3; Alex Keyes, East 3; Alex Bergman, OH 3; Chase Beam, East 3; Matt Schlicher, North 3; Kevin Carter, Waite 2; Zach Coffield, East 2; Kris Hayward, East 2; Ricky Hartley, North 2; Nick Whitmore, North 2; Michael Blazevich, CS 2; Jared Rettig, Lake 2; Tim Lohman, Lake 2; Nick Walsh, Lake 2; Kaleb Maguire, OH 2; Kyle Steveson, Clay 2; Anthony Ramirez, Clay 2 Only stats submitted considered for publication. Individual stats limited to regular season.

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Woodmore following Clay’s example By Andy Marik Special to The Press sports@presspublications.com

By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer sports@presspublications.com Eastwood football coach Jerry Rutherford has a lot of admiration for players like Alex Keyes, guys who know their roles and aren’t afraid to give up the spotlight for their teammates. Make no mistake, Keyes is a very good football player. He is a two-year starter at safety and this year he starts in the Eagles’ offensive backfield along with Isaiah and Zach Conkle, both 1,200-yard rushers. “He doesn’t get quite the press that the Conkles get, but he’s done a great job for us,” Rutherford said. “He complements those guys. He’s a tremendous blocker and he is unselfish.” The 5-foot-8, 161-pound Keyes has started the past eight games at right halfback and has 48 carries for 422 yards (8.8 average) and four touchdowns. He carried 10 times for a team-high 90 yards and scored on a 33-yard run in the third quarter as the Eagles ended Genoa’s 48-game regular-season winning streak with a 25-23 victory over the host Comets on Oct. 28. Keyes, who also has five catches for 38 yards and one touchdown, said he could care less who gets the bulk of the carries and rushing yards in Eastwood’s vaunted wing-T offense. “Zach and Isaiah are two of my best friends,” Keyes said. “I have a lot of classes with them. We always block for each other and we do whatever it takes to get the other person in the end zone. It doesn’t matter to me at all. I just want to win. It’s fun to block for my teammates, the Conkles, and just watch them score. It’s great.” The fourth-ranked Eagles (11-0), the inaugural Northern Buckeye Conference champions, are coming off a 31-0 shutout of Ottawa-Glandorf in the first round of the Division IV playoffs. Eastwood faces second-ranked Columbus Bishop Hartley (100), the defending state champion, in the

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Eastwood back Alex Keyes (83) carries the ball during Eastwood's 31-0 playoff win over Ottawa-Glandorf (Press photo by Lee Welch/FamilyPhotoGroup.com) second round on Saturday. “It’s going to be a great experience,” Keyes said. “They’re a really good football team, but I really think we can come out on the winning end.” That kind of confidence has carried the Eagles ever since their season-opening win at Patrick Henry. The Eastwood players know that to advance this weekend, they will have to play their game. While the Eagles’ offense gets most of the publicity, it may be the defense that has played the most crucial role in their unbeaten season thus far. Through 11 games Eastwood has forced 37 turnovers (26 interceptions, 11 fumble recoveries) and committed just eight turnovers. “We always talk about getting to the ball,” Keyes said. “Not just one person wants to make the tackle. We all want to make the tackle. The defensive backs always want to make a play on the ball and get a turnover as many times as we can.” Keyes has three interceptions and is

the team’s fourth-leading tackler, with 67. He has also recovered one fumble, knocked down five passes and has three tackles for loss. “He’s just a guy who does his job,” Rutherford said. “We have a lot of guys like him on the team. He’ll block anybody. It’s great to see a kid who’s worked as hard as he does be a part of this and have the success he’s having and the team’s having. He doesn’t get the carries that the Conkle brothers get, he just does his job. Because of guys like him, the Conkles do what they do.” Keyes, whose dad, Rick, has been an assistant on Rutherford’s staff for years, remembers watching the Eagles practice as a water boy in the second grade. Now, he finds himself as a major contributor to what could prove to be the most successful season in school history. “It’s been great,” Keyes said. “Nobody expected us to come this far at all. This has been the most exciting season I’ve ever been a part of.”

The Woodmore Academic Boosters introduced a new kind of fundraiser this year. After the Woodmore vs. Fostoria football game on Sept. 30, a helicopter hovered over the stadium and dropped golf balls onto the field. Golf balls were available for purchase at any home football game outside of the opening gates. The golf balls were $10 each. The three closest golf balls to the target each received a prize. The first place winner received $1,000, second received $300 and third received $200. The idea was from the president of the Academic Boosters, John Zatko. “I went to Clay High School where an organization had done it, and it was really cool. I wanted to bring that idea and tradition to Woodmore,” said Zatko. “I think it’s a really cool idea,” said sophomore Tony Rozzi. The first annual Chopper Dropper raised over $1,500. The winner of the $200 prize was Brian Fork. The $300 prize winner was Michele Story. The winner of the $1,000 was Karen Marik. Ten businesses from Elmore and Woodville provided donations to the Academic Boosters. The money earned from the Chopper Dropper will go toward senior scholarships, teacher grants and senior graduation signs. “I was very excited for the first ever Chopper Dropper at Woodmore this year. Hopefully in the next few years it becomes a great success,” said Zatko. (Andy Marik is a Woodmore junior who writes for the school newspaper, Window to Woodmore. His story from the October issue was used with permission from advisor Carolyn Nitz.)

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The Press Box Gyurke 16th at state cross country meet By J. Patrick Eaken Press Sports Editor sports@presspublications.com Clay sophomore Erin Gyurke finished 16th at the girls Division I state cross country meet. Her time of 18:36.79 was just over 32 seconds behind champion Claudia Saunders, a senior from Cincinnati Princeton. Saunders, the 2010 seventh place finisher, finished her career with a four-second win over Elyse Bierut (Sr., Rocky River) to bring home her first state crown. Rocky River Magnificat, the 2010 team champion, couldn’t defend its title as Brunswick won the closest team competition of the day (five points) over Beavercreek. Led by senior Loren McDaniel (23rd place), Brunswick took home its first state title after finishing fifth in 2010. In the last race of the day, Clay senior Thomas Gibbons was 66th in the D-I boys race, finishing in 16:27.78. Reynoldsburg senior Tsehaye Hiluf beat Sam Wharton (Jr., Tipp City Tippecanoe) by three seconds to claim the boys D-I individual title. Hiluf was the only top 15 finisher to return from last year’s top 15. Led by Adam Davidson (Jr., ninth place) and John Sotos (Jr., 27th place), Gibbons finished his career with first team all-league honors three times (twice in the Toledo City League, once in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference). This season, he has been dominant, finishing fourth at districts and in the top five in two major meets — the Clay Eagle Invite and Cardinal Stritch Invite.

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Clay sophomore Erin Gyurke (far left) is leading her pack, but finished 16th during the Division I state cross country meet at National Trail Raceway in Hebron. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Impact Action Sports Photography/www.impactactionphotos.com) Gyurke has now qualified for the state tournament twice. She finished fourth at this year’s regional meet in Tiffin, running a time of 18:49. Gyurke, despite an injury, has been dominant from the midway point of the season, finishing in the top 10 at the Clay Eagle and Cardinal Stritch invitationals before coming in second at districts. On top of that, she finished third at the TRAC championships, and, last season, finished second at the TCL championships as a freshman, earning her all-league honors both times. At the state meet, six new individual champions and five new team champions were crowned at National Trail Raceway in Hebron. After a chilly morning, the sun came out and made for almost perfect running weather for the more than 850 individual runners. This was the first year the

state cross country meet was held at National Trail Raceway after its 26-year stint at Scioto Downs. After the presentation of the D-II girls’ awards, the OHSAA and the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches held a special presentation to honor Lexington cross country runner Sami Stoner, who inherited Stargardt disease, a juvenile form of macular degeneration that robs children and teens of their central vision. Despite losing some of her vision, Stoner still participates in cross country with her guide dog, Chloe. Dale Gabor, the director of cross country and track and field for the OHSAA, presented Stoner with a gold medal for the heart and dedication she has displayed over the season and thanked her for being such an inspiration to other teenagers with challenges.

East Toledo resident Angela Rudnicki, a senior goalkeeper, plays for the St. Ursula Academy (15-6) soccer team that reached the Division II state championship Saturday. The state semifinal Wednesday night in Tiffin was a battle between two teams that dropped from Angela Rudnicki D-I to D-II this year. The Arrow’s opponent, Walsh Jesuit (19-1), was the D-I state champion last year, includes several Big Ten recruits, and is ranked No. 2 in the nation this year. However, SUA defeated Walsh Jesuit 1-0 on penalty kicks Thursday night to advance. Rudnicki, the SUA back-up keeper, has three victories in goal this season, including a shutout. Sophomore Sydney Yeager has been the starter most of the season. SUA opened tournament play at Lake Community Stadium, defeating Eastwood 6-0, Maumee 1-0, Bowling Green 5-0, Akron Archbishop Hoban 1-0, and Bellville Clear Fork 5-2 to advance. In the Three Rivers Athletic Conference, SUA finished tied for third at 4-2-1 behind champion Central Catholic (6-0-1) and runner-up Notre Dame (5-0-2). Clay was fifth at 3-3-1. Clay tied with Findlay at 4-0-1 to win the junior varsity championship. (Photo of Angela Rudnicki by Russ Lytle).

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Another frustrating finish to Northwood’s season

By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer sports@presspublications.com

Some people can always second guess what you did. Nobody will second guess more than us.

Northwood football coach Ken James isn’t into making excuses, but facts are facts. It is a well-known fact that the Rangers have dominated the Toledo Area Athletic Conference – eight championships in 11 years – since they joined the conference in 2000. Northwood went unbeaten in the TAAC again this year and finished 9-1, losing only to Hopewell-Loudon. Their strength of schedule gave the Rangers enough computer points to finish fourth in Division V, Region 18, meaning they would get to host a playoff opener for just the second time in school history. Northwood hosted Mohawk in 2002. The Rangers made their seventh playoff appearance, all since 2001, last Friday night and hosted Patrick Henry. Northwood went up 7-0 in the first quarter against the Patriots, but the Rangers’ three turnovers and the lack of a consistent running game eventually did Northwood in en route to a 49-28 loss. “To their credit, they took us out of it,” James said. “We didn’t score off their turnovers and they capitalized on our turnovers. In a game like that, five or six plays are going to be crucial. We could have been up 10-0 or 14-0. We could have conceivably had a 17-point lead. That makes it a different game. But, they stiffened up and we didn’t get into the end zone.” The Rangers are now 1-6 all-time in the playoffs. Northwood’s only playoff win was against Edgerton, 20-13, in 2003. The Rangers lost to eventual state champion Columbus Grove, 27-0, in the second round. Northwood hasn’t had easy first-round matchups in the playoffs. In 2004 the Rangers made the postseason with a 5-5 record. Their reward was a first-round matchup at top-ranked Hopewell-Loudon, which won 21-0. Two years ago the Rangers made the playoffs with a 7-3 record. That gave them a first-round game at top-ranked Patrick Henry, which rolled to a 41-14 victory. Patrick Henry (9-2) entered last Friday’s game as one of the most successful D-

Senior Logan Genson (27), sophomore Jacob Davenport (5), and junior Dustin Fullenlove (33) lead Northwood onto the eld before their playoff match with visiting Patrick Henry. (Press photo by Don Thompson/picasaweb.google.com/donrachael) V teams in the state. Coach Bill Inselmann’s Patriots won a state title in 2005 and have made the playoffs 14 times, including 10 years in a row. Still, the Rangers had their chances to build momentum but came up short. They had a first-and-goal early and couldn’t score. They recovered a PH fumble and had a field goal get blocked. What was once a 7-0 Northwood lead turned into a 21-7 halftime deficit, and the Patriots took advantage of a muffed Northwood punt return and a fumble to turn the game into a rout in the third quarter. “We had so many opportunities in the first half,” James lamented. “This was a

game of momentum and you have to play like a maniac in a game like that. We knew they were good. They’ve been getting a lot better and we felt like we had been getting better, too. We felt like we could compete with them, but they hit the right plays at the right time and we did not. We’re done and they’re still playing.” Had Northwood had three less boys in grades 9-11 this school year, it would have competed in D-VI, the smallest football division in the state. The Rangers would have avoided Patrick Henry, and their most likely first-round opponent would have been Arcadia (7-4), which lost its playoff opener at Leipsic, 51-0.

“We’re one of the smallest schools competing in our division in the playoffs,” James said. “The region we’re in is one of the toughest regions in the state. We just have to find more ways to be competitive. That’s how it works.” The Rangers graduate 11 seniors from this year’s team. They will return their entire starting offensive line, their quarterback, one split end and a fullback, and they will have to replace three starters in the defensive secondary, one tackle and one linebacker. James called this year’s playoff loss “frustrating,” adding that his coaching staff plans to make some changes in the program in order to compete at the next level. “Some people can always second guess what you did,” James said. “Nobody will second guess more than us. We as a staff have already been picking that (PH) game apart. We are taking a look at the offense and defense; same thing with our offseason program. We got run down from behind twice last Friday, so we have to look at some things where we can make ourselves faster overall.” James said it was difficult giving a postgame speech to this year’s squad. “The seniors did a great job for us this year,” he said. “We’re still a little young, we just didn’t quite get it done when we had to. It’s a real frustrating end to the year, but it’s been a special year with the quality of kids on the team. We had some really good young men on this team. We had lot of fun being around each other. It was a year you hated to see end.”

Offensive linemen the force behind Comet backs By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer sports@presspublications.com Tim Spiess is a math teacher, so he is good at reciting numbers. He is also Genoa’s offense line coach and defensive coordinator. Spiess has been an assistant coach at Genoa since 2007, when head coach Mike Vicars took over the Comets’ program. Five straight playoff appearances, four league championships and a 48-game regular-season winning streak ensued. The Comets’ once-proud program had struggled for years under several head coaches. Then Vicars brought his wing-T offense and all-for-one attitude to Genoa, and its football program became relevant again. This year’s squad was ranked No. 3 in the state in Division IV before a 25-23 home loss to rival Eastwood on Oct. 28. The Comets outscored their opponents by a 498-95 margin during the regular season and then ripped Huron, 37-14, in last week’s playoff opener to set up Saturday night’s showdown against top-ranked Kenton (11-0) and its national record-setting quarterback, Maty Mauk. The Comets have a huge offensive weapon of their own, and it’s no secret. Last week, junior running back Kyle Nutter ran through and around Huron’s defense for 413 yards and four touchdowns. “Kyle Nutter was a very special running back Saturday night,” Spiess said. “We did a nice job blocking for him, but he had so many yards after contact. He probably had 200 yards after contact.” Nutter, however, wouldn’t have gained a yard had it not been for his blockers up front. “The holes were phenomenal,” said Nutter, who has rushed for 1,812 yards and 29 touchdowns. “There was a lot of room for me to work with, a lot of creases. Our offensive line does a great job of getting downfield and getting some blocks, which allows me to get those yards. All five of them do a great job. I can’t complain about an offensive line like that.” Spiess, 49, has spent 25 years coaching offensive lines. Before Genoa, he spent

Genoa senior guard Ricky Bierbaum (51) and junior center Nick Keller (53) prepare to make room for Comet running backs in their Celestial Ball win over Oak Harbor. (Press photo by Harold Hamilton/ HEHphotos. lifepics.com) the previous 15 years at Liberty Center. His latest proteges are sophomore left tackle Michael Deiter (6-3, 255), senior left guard Evan Wendt (6-1, 224), junior center Nick Keller (6-0, 220), senior right guard Ricky Bierbaum (5-11, 195) and senior right tackle Andrew Price (5-11, 197). Wendt was a first-team All-Suburban Lakes League pick last year, and Keller made the second team. Price, Bierbaum and Dieter are first-year varsity starters. Spiess coached seven first-team allleague linemen in his first four years at Genoa. Last year, right guard/defensive tackle Andrew Hayes was named the SLL Player of the Year. “What we’re looking for in offensive linemen are athletes,” Spiess said. “Some people don’t believe in that and I think that’s a big mistake. In 2008 our two starting guards (Callen Bialurucki and Beau Lamb) were actually receivers in our first two scrimmages. They each caught a pass in one scrimmage and then started at guard.” Spiess said it took one scrimmage for this year’s offensive line to jell.

“From the very first scrimmage, they were fine,” Spiess said. “We scrimmaged Archbold, and in the first 32 plays we scored seven touchdowns. First, it told me our running backs are pretty good, and second, it told me we had a chance to have a good offensive line.” Wendt said he wasn’t surprised by Genoa’s line play in the scrimmage against Archbold. “The jayvee line was me, Nick Keller, Andrew Price and David Magrum, so we had the same offensive line as we did on jayvees,” Wendt said. “Our line really stepped it up. It comes with leadership. I’m a pretty good leader out there and Ricky is like my sidekick. He helps out, and so does Nick Keller. We know who we’re blocking every time. It starts with me and Ricky. We tell our tackles what we’re doing, what stunts we’re doing.” Bierbaum played halfback as a freshman and most of his sophomore year before being moved to the offensive line. “I got moved to right guard, and I knew I wasn’t going to play my junior year because

of Andrew Hayes,” Bierbaum said. “Moving was best for the team, and I understood that. I just wanted to get a chance to play.” Bierbaum added that Genoa’s offense gives the guards, in particular, the opportunity to play smashmouth football. “I like the fact I get to pull and hit people,” he said. “I like the traps and I like the sweeps. I like that I can get a running start at a linebacker or a safety.” Vicars has been running the same wingT offense for years. He learned it from the late Skip Baughman, the former St. Mary’s Memorial coach who won four state championships from 1957-93. “It takes athletic, smart linemen to be able to execute it,” Spiess said. “It is the single best offense in football. This is my 20th year helping to run that system, and the teams Mike and I have coached have averaged more than 40 points a game. Guys who run the spread think they have a sophisticated offense. I will put our offense up against anybody. It takes a great deal of intelligence — and intelligence under pressure — to run our offense.”

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City of Oregon - Building Zoning Inspection Dept., as of Oct., 2011 Year to date

Type of Building

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6

New Single Family

At the clubs New Genoa Police Chief Bob Bratton will be the guest speaker at the annual dinner of the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday, 6:00 pm at the Genoa Fire Hall, corner of Washington and Sixth Streets. R.S.V.P. at 419-855-4010 or 419855-8413

The bottom line GenoaBank recently announced a quarterly dividend of 14 cents a share to all shareholders of record as of October

No.

Value

1,079,095

9

1,756,157

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Campos opens Independent Insurance agency Laurie Campos has opened Laurie Campos Insurance at 715 Coy, just north of Navarre Avenue in Oregon. Campos, who has been in the insurance field since 1999, decided to strike out on her own as an independent agency to give her clients a variety of options. She sells auto, home, life, business and health insurance. Carriers include MetLife, Progressive, Grange, Travelers and The Hartford. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-5 and Tuesday and Thursday 9-7. The phone number is 419-794-7377. The e-mail is lcamposagency@gmail.com Campos is an Oregon resident.

Value

No.

Police Beats

Same Time Last Year

OREGON – An unknown suspect entered an unlocked vehicle in the 1500 block of Sunshine Ct., on Oct. 22 and stole numerous CDs.

Additions to Residential Dwellings

73

473,479

Private Garages & Carports

17

173,634

60 15

138,235

Other Residential Accessories

74

298,872

109

646,937

2

95,000

2

3,553,699

• An unknown suspect broke glass siding on a lamp post in the front yard of a residence in the 200 block of Coy Rd. on Oct. 31.

29

1,674,740

20

2,206,147

TOTAL PERMITS & CONST VALUE 201

3,694,620

234

12,076,505

• An unknown suspect took numerous pieces of jewelry from a home in the 900 block of S. Wynn Rd. on Oct. 1.

Commercial Storage Buildings

377,786

• An unknown suspect broke into an apartment in the 2800 block of Pickle Rd. on Oct. 31 and stole an X-Box with controllers.

COMMERCIAL Additions & Alterations

21, 2011. The board of directors also announced net income year to date totaled $1,006,000 with assets ending at $251 million dollars. *** First Defiance Financial Corp announced it will pay a cash dividend of five cents per common share payable December 1 to shareholders of record at the close of

business on November 15. The dividend represents an annual yield of 1.4 percent based on First Defiance common stock closing price on November 4th. First Defiance is the holding company for First Federal Bank of the Midwest and First Insurance Group of the Midwest, Inc. It operates 33 banking centers in the Midwest including First Federal Bank offices in Genoa and Oregon.

Court Log • Dion T. Rivera, 3136 Lantern, Oregon, 180 days Correction Center of Northwest Ohio (CCNO), 170 days suspended, license suspended one year, $939 court costs and fines, OVI – Alcohol/Drugs. • Jeffery Lynn Mapes, 2255 W. Laskey, Toledo, 180 days CCNO, 150 days suspended, license suspended one year, $589 court costs and fines,

• An unknown suspect spray painted words on the walls of an apartment building in the 3000 block of Navarre Ave. on Oct. 30. • An unknown suspect attempted to enter a locked vehicle in the 2700 block of Starr Ave. on Oct. 30. • An unknown suspect entered a vacant home in the 2400 block of Eastmoreland Dr. on Oct. 22 and took copper pipes and damaged the water heater gas pipe. • An unknown suspect entered an apartment in the 3200 block of Yorktown Dr. in an unknown manner on Nov. 3. No apparent loss at this time.

Oregon Municipal Court

OVI – Breath .17 or over. • Dawn M. Pelz, 18281 W. SR 579, Martin, 90 days CCNO, 60 days suspended, $180 court costs and fines, petty theft. • Alex Q. Clingaman, 559 Quail East, Oregon, 30 days CCNO, 15 days suspended, $230 court costs and fines, drug abuse.

• An unknown suspect knocked on a door in the 5200 block of Pickle Rd. on Nov. 3, threw a rock through the window and fled from police. • An unknown suspect broke garage door windows in the 600 block of Sylvandale Ave. on Nov. 1.

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Ironwood/Peacock Co-op Community Awareness Org, Inc. Meeting Nov. 17, 6 p.m. Fountain of Faith Church, 1309 Crystal St. (formerly Mays Chapel). Recruiting and sign-up for officers and potential Guardian Angels. Info: Mary at 419309-4021 or Mona at 419-691-4028. Crafters Sought for a craft fair Dec. 5, 6 & 7, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Oakdale Elementary School, corner Oakdale & East Broadway. For table info, call Chris or Tracy at 419-671-7350. East Toledo Senior Activities Center Annual Christmas Luncheon Dec. 9 at noon, 1001 White St. Menu includes lasagna, tossed salad, breadstick, beverage and dessert. Cost is $6 per person, which includes lunch and a gift for everyone. Reservations & payment required by Dec. 1. Info: 419-691-2254. Crafters/Vendors Wanted for Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bill Lake Memorial Hall, 1224 W. Sylvania. Info: Pam at 419-754-1969. TOPS (taking off pounds sensibly) welcomes new members who want to lose weight. The group meets Mon. 7-8 p.m. at the East Toledo Senior Center, 1001 White St. Weigh-ins from 6-6:45 p.m. Call Judy at 419-691-8033 or come to a free meeting. Everyone is welcome. Blockwatch 420C/Victorian Hilltop Coalition meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 602 Nevada St.

Oregon

Praise & Worship Concert Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4155 Pickle Rd. Taco supper served at 5:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. Info: 419-691-9407 or www. princeofpeaceoregon.com. Refresh Moms’ Group Vendor Sale Nov. 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Hope Community Church, 5650 Starr Ext. Featuring a variety of home-based businesses, Christmas cookies, jewelry, children’s items, home & personal accessories. City of Oregon Tree Commission Meeting Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Conference Room at 5330 Seaman Rd. The public is invited. There will be no meeting in December. Oregon Business & Professional Women Auction & Dinner Nov. 17, ProMedica Bay Park Hospital. Dinner at 6 p.m. Auction, featuring many auction items, baked goods & holiday gifts to follow. Reservations required by calling Donna at 419-693-8659. Fish Fry Nov. 18, 4-7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 798 S. Coy at Navarre. Featuring all-youcan-eat Alaskan walleye. Dessert & beverage included. Dine in or carry out. Info: 419-691-9400. Market Place Mania Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sacred Heart Home Auditorium/Gift Shop, 930 S. Wynn Rd. Featuring a number of vendors plus handcrafted items, a bake sale, hourly raffles. All proceeds benefit the residents of the Sacred Heart Home. Open to the public. Info: 419-698-4331. or devsoregon@littlesistersofthepoor.org. Ladies Auxiliary VFW 4906 Pancake Breakfast Nov. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2161 Consaul. Senior Book Discussion Group meets the first Fri. of the month at the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Books available at the library circulation desk. No registration required. Info: 419-259-5250. Financial Workshop presented by The Mercy St. Charles Foundation Nov. 14 and 21, 6-7 p.m. in the hospital boardroom. Cost is $30 per person. Recommended for those 50 and older preparing for retirement. 419-696-7645. Mercy St. Charles Auxiliary Prize Bingo Party Nov. 16 in the hospital’s Oregon Room. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Refreshments available. PERI Chapter #93 Meeting Nov. 17, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. “Feed Your Neighbor Month.” Speaker, fellowship & refreshments. Thanksgiving Eve Service Nov. 23, 7 p.m., First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St. An evening of praise, music and Thanksgiving with refreshments to follow. Free English as a Second Language Classes Mon. & Wed. through May 23, Wynn Center, Room 208, 5224 Bayshore Rd. Info: 419-697-3450. Wednesday Euchre Playing sponsored by Dunberger Post Color Guard, 1 p.m. Doors open

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at 12:15 p.m. Public invited. Maumee Bay Country Quilt Guild meets the 1st. Tue. of every month at 6:45 p.m. in the Oregon Room, Mercy St. Charles Hospital. Guests welcome ($5 fee). Info: Joan Swartz at 419-6912720. Book Discussion Group meets every 3rd Tues., 1 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. 419-259-5250. “James Wes Hancock” Oregon Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd., open weekdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily activities include: bingo, fitness classes, line dancing, exercise, Bunco, Euchre, and health screenings. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. daily. $2.50 donation is suggested for seniors 60 & older; all others $5.32. Reservations required 24 hours in advance. 419-698-7078. Sunoco Retirees meet for lunch the 1st Mon. of each month, 11:15 a.m., Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd. Reservations: Al McEwen 419-8933075. East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis meet the 2nd & 4th Mon. of the month at noon in the basement level at Bay Park Community Hospital. 419-693-4458. Toastmasters Club meets the 1st & 3rd Tues. of each month, 6:30 p.m., Lake Michigan Room, Bay Park Community Hospital. Visitors welcome. Info: Julie at 419-836-5051/ Kathy at 419-836-8292. Luther Ridge Apartments, 80 S. Wheeling St., offers senior lunches at noon Tues., Wed. & Thurs.. 419-480-7549. Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society, 1133 Grasser St., hours include Thurs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Docents will be available for tours during these times. Free (donations welcome). www.ojhs.org. First St. Mark’s Wednesday After School Program 4-6:30 p.m., 1121 Grasser St. Come for supper, snacks, speakers, and worship as well fun and games. 419-693-7128

Northwood

Craft Show Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Unity United Methodist Church, 1910 E. Broadway. Handcrafted items, doll clothes, jewelry, plus homemade soups & sandwiches & a bake sale. Monthly Government Food Distribution for city residents Nov. 23, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Josie Reinhart Community Center located in the Northwood Municipal Building (Parking Lot C, 6000 Wales Rd. Northwood VFW 2984 Fish Fry Fridays 5-8 p.m. Also serving steaks, chicken & shrimp. Karaoke 8 p.m.-midnight. Tacos Monday nights 4-7 p.m.; breakfast Sundays from 9 a.m.-noon Crafters wanted for a Holiday Craft Bazaar on Nov. 18 & 19 at Unity United Methodist Church, 1910 E. Broadway, Northwood. Table rental is $15 per table for two days. For info, call Jan at 419666-0481. Northwood VFW Ladies Auxiliary is selling cookbooks featuring 400 recipes for a donation of $15. Call 419-461-3255 or pick up on Fridays at 102 Andrus Rd.

25th Wedding Anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Dan Hughes 11-22-2011

Engagement Announcement

Stein ~ Hintz

Lori Cousino and Terry Stein are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelly Stein, to Sean Hintz, son of Jeanne and Pete Hintz. Shelly is a 2004 graduate of Clay High School and a 2009 graduate of The University of Toledo. She is employed at Fifth Third Bank in Oregon. Sean is a 2004 graduate of Clay High School and is employed at UPS. A June 16th wedding is being planned.

In Loving Memory Richard Hosley 8-2-44 ~ 11-13-08

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Jerusalem Township Food Pantry, second Wednesday of every month, 9-11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

Elliston

Camp Sabroske Annual Meeting Nov. 20, Zion United Methodist Church, 18045 N. Williams St. Info: Barb at 419-304-0723.

Elmore

Preschool Storytimes Wed. at 11 a.m., Elmore Library. The library would like to offer evening storytimes. Call 419-862-2482 to express an interest. Harris-Elmore Public Library Morning Book Discussion Group will now meet on the 4th Wed. of the month at 10:30 a.m. Elmore Senior Center-Elmore Golden Oldies, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd. Lunch served Tues. & Thurs. at noon. Reservations required by 10 a.m. the day before. Blood pressure & blood sugar checks the 4th Tues. of the month; bingo the 4th Tues. of the month after lunch. Reservations: 419-862-3874. Elmore Golden Oldies Crocheting Class the 1st & 3rd Tues. of the month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Grace Lutheran Church.

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Hughes will celebrate 25 years of their great love for each other. As the years go by, their love will grow as strong as it was on the day they said “I do” to one another. Dan and Pat will be taking a trip to Florida for a special getaway. God has blessed them with two wonderful children; daughter Ashley and son John. My wish for you both is that God blesses you with continued love forever. Lovingly, Mom

1st Anniversary

Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Cicak

Richard, we can’t believe it has been 3 years since you left us. We love you and miss you every day. Love, Karen, Chris, Lori, Makayla & Lily

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