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October 19 - November 8, 2016 Vol. 19 • Issue 21

Adams Street Publishing Co. What makes Halloween more fun, the tricks or the treats? (And why?)

Publisher/Editor in Chief

Collette Jacobs ( Treats— because I never buy chocolate for myself!

Co-publisher/ Chief Financial Officer

online exclusives Toledo’s Literati Ten Mile Creek Theatre Company makes keeps turning its debut pages The library boosters discuss their progress By Jeff McGinnis

Sylvania’s newcomers start with a play about acceptance By Emily Remaklus

Mark I. Jacobs ( Tricks, you’re not surprised.

Editorial Assignment Editor: Athena Cocoves ( The tricks. Permission to be a total jerk and no consequence? Now that’s the real treat. Staff Writer: Jeff Klima ( I’d say tricks because it sounds edgy, but I’d be heartbroken without the treats Digital Media Manager Saul T. Jacobs ( treats. I have a sweet tooth. Contributing Writers:

Jordan Killam, Emily Remaklus, Jeff McGinnis, Alison Wood-Osmun, David Maxwell Fine, Johnny Hildo, Monique Ward, SUE LOVETT, Brendan Quigley, Christine Senack,


Production Manager: Imani Lateef ( Treats because DUH! Senior Designer: Leah Foley ( chocolate.....Because it’s CHOCOLATE! Graphic Designer: Ashley Crapsey ( Tricks because they are entertaining :D Contributing Designers: Anita Tipton TREATS - Tricks are mean Sales Coordinator Jenny Leach ( TRICKS -THEY’RE MORE FUN Account Executives: Sharon Kornowa ( Treats­— they’re delicious Sam Rotroff ( Tricks are more fun for me because I’m an adult and can buy candy anytime. But I only to get to prank people / scare the crap out of them once per year. Bonnie Hunter ( Treats. they Compensate for all the walking Kathleen Dewar ( treats ­— SWEETS RULE! Classifieds Coordinator: Catherine Bohr ( Treats, they make people happy.


Accounting: Robin Armstrong ( I like the tricks! Treats I can have anytime. Distribution Cassie Haddad ( Both. There’s nothing more satisfying after being scared than chocolate! Interns: Bryce Buyakie, Courtney Probert

Also publishers of:

Audited by @TCPaper

Chris Buzzelli teams up with the Toledo Jazz Orchestra By Jeff Klima

“Dance Around the World”, puts cultural outfits on display By Jordan Killam

Glass with sass

Glass Alive’s fashion show features 35 pieces of wearable glass at the TMA By Jordan Killam


„„ The Village Idiot now opens early Saturday and Sunday mornings for Premier League and Bundesliga soccer, under the moniker The Full 90 Pub. Check them out on Twitter @TheFull90Pub and at for the schedule. „„ The new Intensive Care Unit at Wood County Hospital has added ten larger rooms, updated technology, infrastructure enhancements and advanced care options. „„ 3D Wellness, a new health and wellness service, will open in the coming weeks. Joani Donovan, Owner, LMT, CKTP Ultimate Mind Body & Spirit Massage, Alisha Bruhl, DPT, ELITE Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Tony Fondren will focus on pain, functional movement, balance and massage. 4035 W. Central Ave. (Village Green Center, by Talmadge Rd.). 419-367-1417. „„ Chicago restaurant chain, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, will open a new location at 413 Madison Ave. in the space most recently occupied by Roulet Jewelers, and prior to that, Murphy’s Jazz Club.

Our ongoing look at NW Ohio’s most abundant resource.



“Tropical” Jazz heads to Registry Bistro

The Women of Toledo celebrate our diverse cultures

Marketplace changes

Stormwater Capture Devices, Farms Failing at Runoff Reduction & “AquaHacking” Lake Erie  The Cleveland Water Alliance announced plans to gather political leaders from around Ohio and Michigan to “hack” a solution to Lake Erie’s dwindling water quality during “AquaHacking 2017: United for Lake Erie,” a veritable quarter-long brainstorm session that will award teams up to $100,000 each for sustainability breakthroughs that improve the lake’s water quality.  An ongoing study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, USDA-ARS, found that only one out of three farms studied complied with nutrient runoff standards. This means that over 60% of the 21 farms in the study sample still need to scale back phosphorus runoff.  After trawling Lake Erie’s western basin for walleye and yellow perch, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife determined that this year’s fish hatchling numbers will probably preserve the fishery’s sustainability.  U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown awarded the University of Toledo a $59,988 federal grant to engineer “stormwater capture devices that could help improve local water quality,” the Blade reported. Senator Brown said that the grant “will ensure that more neighborhoods in Toledo communities are able to utilize green infrastructure to lower water bills, protect Lake Erie, and keep their drinking water clean.”  Ohio EPA is hosting a public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, to discuss the Napoleon water treatment plant’s wastewater discharge permit. According the the Ohio EPA, “The city would install a new water treatment system which would result in the discharge of dissolved solids such as salts and other minerals… The water treatment plant discharges to the Maumee River, which flows into Lake Erie.” The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Napoleon City Council Chambers (255 W. Riverview Ave.) This week’s Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie meeting features guest-speakers Frank Szollosi of the National Wildlife Federation and Sean Nestor, who’s launching a petition to amend the Toledo City Charter to include the “Lake Erie Bill of Rights.” The advocacy group hosts meetings every third Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm at Grace Lutheran Church (4441 Monroe St). Stop by the gathering and pick up a yard sign.

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„„ A new DIY woodworking chain will open a location in Sylvania, offering classes, private events and more. The local studio for Board & Brush (5725 W. Central Ave.) will open on Thursday, November 10. 419245-8516. „„ The Andersons Sylvania Market (7638 W. Sylvania Ave.) will close in the middle of November. Until then, the store will reduce store hours to 10am-6pm daily, and will hold a liquidation sale with 10% off. „„ Hondros College of Nursing (1684 Woodlands Dr., Maumee) will open on Saturday, October 22 with a grand opening block party from 11am-2pm, help on campus. The party will include prizes, campus tours, the Deet’s Barbecue food truck, a visit from 92.5 KISS FM, photo booths, pumpkin decorating and more. 885-9068773. „„ Dermatology Associates has opened a second location in Sylvania inside The Progressive Wellness Building at 7640 W. Sylvania Ave., 419-873-6961. „„ If you have a sweet tooth, pick up Holey Toledough’s Handcrafted Doughnuts at the newest location carrying their gourmet treats: 7 Little Cupcakes (1021 Sandusky St., Perrysburg). „„ Bri’s Bakehouse, housed in One Seagate (550 N. Summit St.). has temporarily closed their retail storefront. Until reopen, the bakery will accept special orders. „„ In the coming months, Fowl and Fodder will open a second location at 614 Adams Street, the former location of Weekdays Restaurant, beside Bleak House Coffee.

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Revitalization of the Fiberglas Tower

Hearts and clothes for humanity

Join Honorary Mayor John Mellencamp and founder Ken Leslie as they team up once again to tackle homelessness in Toledo via Tent City. Celebrating 26 years of tireless work clothing and feeding families in Toledo that have fallen on hard times, the Tent City event is also looking to raise $15,000 to help secure birth certificates and other legal documents for those affected. The person with the largest pledged donation will be Mellencamp’s special guest at his Stranahan Theatre concert that night, Friday, October 21. Winter is coming and that means warm clothing and food will be scarce. Bring any clothing, food or cash you can spare and do your part for our community. The Walk to End Veteran Homelessness kicks off at 6pm Friday, October 21. Tent City lasts October 21-23. Civic Center Mall, 750 Jackson St., 567-698-7838. Free —JK


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For 20 years, the 30 floors of the 400-foottall Fiberglas Tower on N. St. Clair Street in downtown Toledo sat empty. Like many of its neighboring buildings, it stood as a monument to what our city used to be. But in the midst of revitalization, the Fiberglas Tower now stands as a tall landmark for downtown’s upswing. The Eyde Co. of Lansing, owner of the building since 1998, announced plans on Friday, October 7 to renovate the building’s top 11 floors for apartment units. Phase 1 of the project, with an estimated cost of $30 million, will create nearly 120 construction jobs. —AC

NAACP hosts celebrity chef Celebrate 101 years of NAACP history in Toledo with live music featuring the Skip Turner Band, dinner and dancing. At the Freedom Fund Banquet, then special guest speaker Chef Jeff Henderson will discuss his journey from an imprisoned drug dealer to a celebrity chef who has written two bestselling books and hosted three reality series on Food Network. This banquet not only celebrates the NAACP, but also individuals overcoming adversity and hardships. 7-11pm Saturday, October 22. The Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., 419-381-88851. Free —BB

Fall Field Trips

Great ways to craft your own autumn adventure Alison Wood-Osmun

Blue Autumn

Hike and bike all four corners of our great state of Ohio this fall on the Buckeye Trail. Comprised of a series of linked trails weaving their way through forty Ohio counties and marked by bright blue markers called blazes, the trails offer adventure on county and township roads, through picturesque towns, and cities alive with culture. The path invigorates alongside sparkling rivers, lakes and streams, with the beauty of wide open rural vistas and the peaceful solitude of woodlands. Check out buckeyetrail. org to view section maps, to take guided tours ((BT Circuit Hikes) or to blaze your own trail.

Quick color fix

Something about autumn beckons us to the open road. Ohio has 26 Scenic Byways. According to ​Tom Barrett, Scenic Byways Coordinator with the Ohio Department of Transportation, “Ohio’s collection of state and federallydesignated byways offers a variety of unique experiences including history, scenic beauty, outdoor recreation and different regional cultures.” Visit the website at to plan your autumn road trip. Use one of the newest features, story maps, which highlights the not-to-miss gems.

Get a quick fix of seasonal splendor with these short drives in the Toledo metro area: „„ Talmadge Rd. between W. Central Ave. and Bancroft— layers of tree branches drape over the roadway creating a sunlit corridor of orange, yellow and red foliage. „„ Richards Rd. between Bancroft and Hill Ave.— rural-like open rolling fields meld into colorful tree-lined neighborhoods. „„ Sidecut Metropark’s driving trail along W. River Rd. (off Jerome Rd.) rushing Maumee River rapids, paired with burnished grasses, autumn hues and waterfowl (1025 W. River Rd. Maumee, OH. Visit metroparkstoledo. com for map) „„ W. Woodruff Ave. in downtown Toledo between Cherry St. and Collingwood Ave.— masses of bright yellow leaves make the trees glow.

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Seasonal Election Disorder, or SED, is a type of distress that’s related to election season. SED begins and ends when the political circus starts. If you’re like most people with SED, you might feel anxiety, a sense of ennui, depression, confusion, existential dread, or worse— fever dreams about moving to Canada. But SED is related to the issues, and those suffering from SED can overcome the seasonal disorder by becoming informed. We know you have issues. So do we. Learn about local problems, and the candidates hoping to fix them, in our annual City Politics Guide. We can’t promise a remedy for your SED— we aren’t even going to touch Trump or Hil in this—but we hope to provide relief.

Get your vote on Doing that democracy thing By Johnny Hildo

It’s the most important election of our lifetime. That’s the mantra. They say it every four years. It seems the importance accelerates, and every election is increasingly the most important election of our lifetime. At this rate, the importance level will make the next election so urgent you’ll have to vote a year early. Once again, we’re told this year is the be-all end-all Mother of All Elections election. The fate of the nation, the future of democracy, the course of civilization hangs in its balance. Whatever. Hyperbole aside, there are some other monikers that are probably closer to the truth. The most outrageous, maddening, angst-unleashing election of our lifetime. The fix is in! It’s an international conspiracy! Bring out the torches and pitchforks! Again we say, whatever.

It’s all about the meme

Here’s the rub. The meme-filled, social media driven madness has led to an unprecedented level of mind-numbed resignation. Folks are turned off by the specter of the anti-establishment hero who brags in private about groping unsuspecting women, and the establishment candidate who seems a bit too establishment. The alt third-party candidates either have never heard of a major international battleground called Aleppo or don’t believe in vaccinations.


Will this lead to voter turnout being even worse than the normally miserable? Here’s the facts, Jack. To quote the old ball coach, every election is the most important. The most important vote is the one right in front of you. Because democracy is fragile and messy. It only works if folks participate. The top of the ticket vote may have you down, but buck up, make a choice, and do that democracy thing. Stop lamenting the lack of a perfect candidate and vote for your best option.

Election complexion

And don’t forget that choices go all the way down the ballot. There are local races and issues that make a real difference in your neighbors’ lives. Levies for the zoo, library, and children’s services. A tax renewal for police and fire in the city. Election of state representatives and judges and county officials. Think your vote doesn’t make a difference? These local races are often decided by a thousand votes or less. The county only has a couple hundred voting precincts. That means that local races may be decided by a vote or two per precinct. That deciding vote in your precinct could be yours. We know it has been a long, disheartening election season. But for democracy to flourish, it needs you. Keep calm and get your voting shoes on.

We Got Issues A brief review of local ballot issues


Issue 2: Renewal of the City of Toledo’s 3/4% income tax. This is a

straight renewal of the current three-quarter per cent “temporary” portion of Toledo’s income tax, which means voters must renew it or it lapses. The other one-and-one-half per cent Toledo income tax is permanent and is not voted on. That means that voters decide whether to keep one-third of the income tax every three years. Most of this tax pays for safety services like police and fire, plus capital improvement projects like major road reconstruction. According to city officials, loss of one-third of this revenue would decimate these services. The renewal includes the ability to transfer capital improvement money to help balance the general fund. City officials argue that without that ability, major cuts to safety forces would result.

Issue 18: TARTA renewal. This is also a straight renewal of 1.5 mills

property tax levy for the operation of mass transit buses in the Toledo area.

Issue 19: a renewal of the .7 mills levy for the operation of the countywide 911 emergency call service.

Issue 20: Lucas County Children’s Services. This is a request for a

renewal of the current 1.4 mills levy and an increase of an additional .4 mills, or a total of 1.8 mills. LCCS argues that the increase is needed due to the heroin and opiate epidemic in Lucas County, plus increases in cases stemming from mental health needs and domestic violance. http://www.

Issue 21: Imagination Station. A renewal of the small, .17 mills

needed to continue operations of Toledo’s science museum. https://

Issue 22: Toledo-Lucas County Library. This is renewal of the 2.9 mills

levy that expires in December of 2017 plus an increase of .8 mills for a total of 3.7 mills. Library officials say the levy is vital to maintain current operations and extend hours at some branches.

Issue 23: Toledo Zoo. This is a levy renewal, but with a twist. The zoo

has been so successful at financial stewardship and building memberships and attendance that the zoo is actually requesting a, wait for it, DECREASE in millage from .85 mills to .75 mills. The zoo has substantially decreased its reliance on levy funding and is passing along its savings to property owners.

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“Who’s Who” of “Who’s That?”

County Commissioner is that it listened to and respected the ideas of all who attended the multiple planning sessions open to the general public. Sometimes you don’t have to create your own wheel, just assist with the wheel that is already in place.

Michael P. Bell R Age: 61 Education: Bachelors’ of Education Experience: Fire Chief of the City of Toledo (16 years); Fire Marshal for the State of Ohio (2 years); Mayor of the City of Toledo (4 years) Times (previously) run for office: 3 Times you have successfully run for office: 1 What is your biggest concern for Toledo and how do you plan to address it? My biggest

concern is the inability of Toledo Government to maintain a stable budget. The key to any type of stability, within the City of Toledo, is a budget to provide basic services (Police protection, Fire and Emergency care, good drinking water, in addition to a strong infrastructure replacement plan) to be successful and competitive in the region. Without the ability to do this, it destabilizes not only the City of Toledo but potentially the whole region of Lucas County. It is important that the County Commissioners take an active roll as a strong partner to the City of Toledo to leverage the region for economic success. I will develop partnerships countywide to create economic success for all.

How can you ensure that downtown Toledo’s continued development enhances, without interrupting, Toledo’s unique character? By be-

coming and being a good and strong partner to the “22nd Century Plan”, currently being developed by the community and led by the business leadership of the region. The final phases of this plan were just completed in late August. The plan takes into consideration all of the points mentioned in your question while providing tested solutions. What will make this plan successful

Evaluate neighborhood support services. What efforts have, or have not, been successful? Why is community infrastructure important to you? The intent of the services provided

is good; a goal of trying to help the areas within our community that are in need of the greatest assistance. But the problem is money flow. The real issue, is that there are a growing number of problems within our neighborhoods with fewer dollars to deal with the issues. Poverty levels in Lucas County have climbed from somewhere around 13% a little over 10 years ago to over 20% now. So the issue is, where do we find new income for people? How do we put people back to work? It is so important that we address the issues of jobs and stabilizing our economy in the greater Toledo and Lucas County region.

What more can, and should, we do to protect Lake Erie? What changes should be made immediately? I think now, that this issue

is currently on everyone’s radar screen that a portion of the battle has been won. Acknowledging that we do have a problem is huge. The question of what we do immediately is not that simple. I believe what can be done is being done now, otherwise, why are the people who are charged with this mission still in position? What a Commissioner can do is keep this in the forefront of priorities in the County and refuse to let it disappear.

By Johnny Hildo

There are lots of elections on this year’s ballot, most of which feature a powerful incumbent against, well, no one. Incumbents like County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz and Commissioner Tina Wozniak have no opponent. That means as long as they remember to vote for themselves, they win. Heavyweight slug fests like incumbent Commissioner Pete Gerken against former Toledo Mayor Mike Bell are the exception. Races like Sheriff John Tharp against nobody are much more common. Just above the nobodies are the “Who was that agains?” State Rep. Teresa Fedor faces James Nowak, but the latter denizen of Point Place has run for Toledo City Council and state rep before. Marcy’s opponent, Donald Larson, is a Navy vet and business owner from Lakewood. We wouldn’t blame you if you’d never heard of him, given that he’s from Cuyahoga County, but you should realize that the gerrymandering of Marcy’s district means there are more voters from that county in her district than in Lucas. And Larson at least has a slick website to tell you who he is, We’re talking about the real whozats?, the candidates so deep in the weeds they can barely be seen from the road. Take Allison Seney, who opposes Phil Copeland for Lucas County Recorder, for example. We can’t find her on the web or on facebook. We found a mylife profile that could be her, so here’s what we might know. The Allison Seney we found is from Sylvania, has an Associate’s degree from Ohio University, and works at the Lucas County Board of Elections. Sounds plausible, but we still must ask. That you, Allison? Bernie Quilter has an opponent for Clerk of Courts, one Nickolas Berente. We are pretty sure we found this guy on facebook,, as well as a very revealing twitter @domination2727. This Nick is from Liberty Center but now resides in Toledo. He’s a ward chairman for the Lucas County Republican Party, which means he’s a friend of party Chairman Jon Stainbrook. Makes sense. It seems he worked for Childers Limousine for a few months earlier this year, after working security at the Hollywood Casino. He currently owns a data recovery business and works in “customer service” at Circle K. Sounds like a clerk to us. Berente’s credentials for being Clerk of Courts are pretty slim. We think we were better off before we found him. And perhaps Quilter, Ashford and Copeland are unopposed after all.

Favorite way to unwind: Ride my Harley Davidson long distance ( Florida/ New Orleans/ Milwaukee/ etc.) Best advice: That in politics, there are no permanent friends or enemies - From my Dad

Pete Gerken D Age: 64 Education:

B.S. University of Toledo Experience: Appointed to Toledo City Council in 1996; served for eight years and chaired the Environment, Utilities, and Public Service Committee. He was elected as County Commissioner in 2005 and served as served as Pesident of the Board of Lucas County Commissioners (2009 to 2013). Times you have run for office: 5 Successful campaigns: 5

What is your biggest concern for Toledo and how do you plan to address it? Keeping the growth of excitement, investment, and jobs moving ahead. Advancing our strategy public/ private partnerships, increasing our workforce development policies and making our water a safe ,clean and affordable resource

How can you ensure that downtown Toledo’s continued development enhances, without interrupting, Toledo’s unique character? We need to advance the housing opportunities by reinvesting in valuable, but slightly worn, building stock.

Evaluate neighborhood support services. What efforts have, or have not, been successful? Why is community infrastructure important to you? Neighborhood investment and partner-

ship is essential. The Land bank and LISC are the right partners. The decline of stronger neighborhood organization bothers me Why is community infrastructure important to you? It is the prime tool to reinvestment Resources that come just from the outside will fail without community partners

What more can, and should, we do to protect Lake Erie? What changes should be made immediately? Declare western basin of Lake Erie impaired and get some enforcements around the policies.

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United States Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard, 18 years as a classroom teacher, 16 years in the Ohio legislature. Times you have run for office: 6 Successful campaigns: 6

Experience: Veteran of

tion, University of Toledo

Age: 60 Education: B.S. Educa-


of Education and Doctor of Juris Prudence, University of Toledo Experience: Practiced law for over twenty years Times you have run for office: 5 Successful campaigns: 0

Age: 64 Education: Bachelor



Representative Michael Ashford Education: 61 Experience: Bachelor's Degree from University of NebraskaOmaha; Master's Degree from Spring Arbor University Times you have run for office: 7 Successful campaigns: 7

Age: State


High School grad, some college. Experience: Executive drug store chain 25+ years Successful campaigns: 1

Age: 61 Education: Waite





We need to have seamless services that enhance quality of life for all neighborhoods. Bringing together community leaders to work toward the common goal of supporting our most vulnerable is a key element. In my work on the Ohio House education committee, we hope to have more opportunities to advocate for wraparound services for our children.

The neighborhoods are where the majority of people live. Many of us work in those neighborhoods. My district includes the Point Place/Alexis area of Toledo. In Point Place… it is important to make sure that the river is clean and the Ottawa River is available for recreational boating. Point Place succeeds not only because of its citizens but of its many boating and yacht clubs located in the community. Many of those clubs along the Ottawa River have difficulties because of the need to dredge the Ottawa River from its mouth to the I75 bridge. This needs to be accomplished. It has been talked about for far too long with far too many excuses.

Lake Erie is at risk because of poor regulation of fertilization and industry practices. I see it as necessary to improve our current standards. Recent legislations such as House Bill 61, which prohibits the application of manure in the Western Lake Erie basin on frozen ground and saturated soil, indicate that we are taking steps to meet better environmental standards; however, it is imperative that we take more serious measures to lessen human-caused impact on our water resources.

Farmers have endured long enough along the Lake Erie basin being condemned for all the algae blooms. I fish every other week next to the intake in Jerusalem Township and everything looks better than it has in years. It’s no longer broken, stop fixing it.

What more can, and should, we do to protect Lake Erie? What changes should be made immediately?

It is hard to pin down a single issue because there are so many important challenges that our people face every day. For example, the restoration of local government funds is immensely important because it has implications on our ability to hire police and firemen, and it determines how much we can spend on much-needed infrastructure repairs.

When you go to a hockey game or a Mud Hens game it breaks my heart to see all these empty buildings that I remember as a kid completely full and all the people that used to come downtown. We have to be known as a town that will do what it takes to bring in and court new businesses and not as a ‘union town’. Tell a business that they have to pay $15 an hour to anyone they hire and they will not even think about coming here. That’s not anti-union, its common sense. Businesses startups cannot afford to pay “Jeep Salaries”.

What single issue facing our area are you most passionate about and why?

This is a true public health crisis.Through education, advocacy and providing resources to help adults and children, we can draw the connections between opiate addiction, human trafficking and other key concerns for our neighborhoods. I support efforts to access more federal assistance, particularly in terms of treatment opportunities.

The immediate priority is to declare the Maumee watershed a distressed watershed. Additionally we must bring together scientists and the agriculture community region to examine best practices. States that do not participate in the regional efforts to address water quality (Indiana, for example does not participate in some of the regional goals), should be encouraged to join Ohio’s efforts.

We need to eliminate open lake dumping of dredged materials. This is a single step that can be used to take the dredged materials and off load them on land, allow for them to dry out and ship the dredged materials back up stream to be used as fertilizer. This is something that can be done immediately. Long term we need to continue to work with our cities, farmers and lakefront property owners to assure that sewage and other particulates don't drain into the lake. We need to understand that our sewer system is in close proximity to our water treatment. Dumping things into the lake only means it’s Campaign theme song: THEME SONG FROM coming right back into our drinking water. 'ROCKY'-"GONNA FLY NOW" I would support State legislation which would continue to create alternatives to jail and prison for people addicted to various drugs. All too often, people who are addicted end up in jail when a drug alternative/drug court would be the best way to treat them. These uses are far less expensive than jail/prison alternatives we presently use. Treatment and education are the best alternatives to the use of drugs. Fortunately for me, when I was a young man I listened to my teachers in school and stayed away from any potential drug use.

Human trafficking is the nexus of issues of poverty and education. I am passionate about the fight against human trafficking because of my determination to protect children, and because it is the civil rights issue of our time, but also because it is a key to fighting poverty.

Your most appropriate Halloween costume: FORMER SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA (1936-2015)

Jobs. Our area is aging; the State is aging. We need to have jobs so that our young, educated professional and others, have a reason to stay in this community. Without that, our community is slowly dying. The key answer is three words: jobs, jobs, jobs.

Movie to describe your life: THE ORIGINAL CAR WASH (1976).

This is a national epidemic. One community cannot solve the opiate crisis on its own, which is why we need more federal and state dollars allocated to address this widely pervasive issue.

Once the state gets into the full administrative production of legalized medical marijuana in 2017, I would propose that trained certified doctors recommend for pain a CBD primarily based medical marijuana painkiller (relax people, not with the THC high) first, and see what that does. No one has died from medical marijuana and it is time that we used this valuable resource. Remember, large corporations hate this idea as it takes away from the revenue of pill manufactures and drug stores, but this has to change. Choose non lethal drugs first and then let your doctor decide medication recommendations without repercussions for the physician. This costs the city, county or state nothing and saves hundreds of lives.

Considering the limited resources, what will you do to address our area’s opiate epidemic?


In 2002, there were 14 community development corporations (CDCs) in Toledo. In 2004, there were eight CDCs. In 2016, there are two. Community development corporations are essential, as they address the blight that exists in many neighborhoods and advocate for more resources to be brought to such disadvantaged areas.

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Evaluate neighborhood support services. What efforts have, or have not, been successful? Why is community infrastructure important to you?

lloween Your most appropriate Ha ETBALL PLAYER. costume: A CAVALIER BASK

Jobs. Community growth.

What single issue facing our area are you most passionate about and why?

Ensuring projects are done by union workers and the Toledo Historical Society is involved.

How can you ensure that downtown Toledo’s continued development enhances, without interrupting, Toledo’s unique character?

Jobs. Communicating to potential investors.

What is your biggest concern for Toledo and how do you plan to address it?

Times you have run for office: 4 Successful campaigns: 3

Official; City Councilmen; Business Manager

Age: 71 Education: H.S. Graduate Experience: Elected


Campaign theme song: "A NOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST” BY QUEEN .

Incorporate young faces into Lucas County politics. We currently have an abundance of career politicians. A fresh perspective is needed.

What single issue facing our area are you most passionate about and why?

enormous blight in downtown Toledo. That starts at the top with elected officials. Our priorities have to be on point.

How can you ensure that downtown Toledo’s continued development enhances, without interrupting, Toledo’s unique character? We have to tackle the

That there are too many idle politicians representing Lucas County. That’s why I am running for Lucas County Recorder. The county needs an infusion of young talent.

What is your biggest concern for Toledo and how do you plan to address it?

Times you have run for office: First time

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Age: 29 Education: Ross College, Ohio University |Experience: Health



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Continue education programs. Support families.

Considering the limited resources, what will you do to address our area’s opiate epidemic?

Sewers should be evaluated for runoff.

What more can, and should, we do to protect Lake Erie? What changes should be made immediately?

Enforce the Clean Water Act and establish measures for maximum daily nutrient loads from all locations [point and nonpoint sources]. Water quality. Water is our most precious resource and we need to find solutions to protect and preserve that resource.

I believe that if taxes and regulations are reduced. Private sector solutions and freedom will lead to economic expansion and jobs. Jobs are the highest economic need here in our area.

What single issue facing our area are you most passionate about and why?

By examining other metropolitan areas and what they have done to maintain the unique and historical architecture of their downtowns and modernizing and renovating the interiors of these buildings to make them more attractive to prospective residents.

The heroin epidemic. As Clerk of Courts, I see first-hand individuals coming through our doors and the damage done by this terrible addiction.


How can you ensure that downtown Toledo’s continued development enhances, without interrupting, Toledo’s unique character?

More recreation programs for our youth. Years ago, while growing up in East Toledo, the City of Toledo would drop off small sheds containing all sorts of recreation items, such as baseball equipment, footballs, etc. Each city park had a supervisor that ran a mentoring program for our youth. We need to get back to this concept because as is often said, our youth are the future and we must do everything possible to provide positive outlets and activities for them.

Evaluate neighborhood support services. What efforts have, or have not, been successful? Why is community infrastructure important to you?

Favorite way to unwind: BICYCLE OR HIKE, SWIM, READ.

I think we need to focus more on the decriminalization of this issue and provide funding for help with addiction as a health issue.

What is your biggest concern for Toledo and how do you plan to address it?

Transportation is vital to any community; road and bridge infrastructure is currently underway throughout the Toledo area. Neighborhood support services, like Sparrow’s Nest and Cherry Street Mission, the Helping Hands of St. Louis, East Toledo Family Center, the Adelante Center and so many other community groups successfully provide services to many of our citizens in need.

Your most appropriate Halloween costume: YODA.

I believe that the local church’s role should be primary.

Evaluate neighborhood support services. What efforts have, or have not, been successful? Why is community infrastructure important to you?

Toledo is an older city like many other metropolitan areas throughout the country. We need to repair and replace our infrastructure, such as our sewers, water lines and streets to name a few, and begin from underground and move upwards. Seek new ways to access federal grant money to assist in modernizing our infrastructure by providing an initial influx of dollars to start the process.


As one who lives on Lake Erie in the City of Oregon, I have seen firsthand how the the Oregon City Council was proactive in expanding and upgrading the water treatment facility. We need to continue to address the phosphorus runoff entering the watershed and find ways to better circulate the water in and around the City of Toledo water intake.

Take five drinks if you’re watching your election coverage on Fox News.

Do a shot if you see any video with Hillary wearing a pantsuit

What are your priorities for maintenance and replacement of the city’s infrastructure— such as streets, services, facilities and empty buildings?

If Trump wins, chug the bottle.

Take a shot of Wild Turkey if a blue state goes unexpectedly red.

Pour some of your drink out if CNN has to apologize for some race they called too soon.

What more can, and should, we do to protect Lake Erie? What changes should be made immediately?

If Hillary wins, save your drink in the fridge and take little sips over the next four years.

Take a sip of chardonnay if a red state goes unexpectedly blue.

Take two drinks if Wolf Blitzer gets unnecessarily excited about a tiny change in the numbers.

Do a beer bong hit every time Gary Johnson speculates that he has a chance.

Take a small sip every time someone references something the Trump said that is racist or misogynistic.

Pour some vodka in your drink every time Hillary flashes a fake smile.

Drink a Singapore Sling if Trump wears any color of tie other than red.

Every time a losing candidate says, “The voters have spoken,” take a drink.



on Oregon City Council including President of Council, Lucas County Clerk of Courts for almost 17 years. Times you have run for office: 5 Successful campaigns: 4—we’ll see about 5.

Experience: Three years

Arts, University of Toledo

J. BERNIE QUILTER D Age: 57 Education: Bachelor of


Amount of times you have run for office: 11 Successful campaigns: 11

University of Toledo 1971, Political Science Experience: 40 years in the transportation industry; 20 years on Oregon City Council; 3 years in State Government

Age: 68 Education: Graduate


First time

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of Business Administration, major: Finance. Some Masters, Series7, etc. Experience: Small business, financial services industry, taught at University

Age: 61 Education: Bachelor




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Interesting notes:  Each state can enact its own rules for getting on the ballot. Most of the names on Ohio’s candidate list will not be listed on the ballot, but will be eligible as "write-ins."  Ohio is one of only 43 states that permit such write-in presidential candidates, according to Daily Kos/Bloomberg.  No President in history, has had to provide a copy of a birth certificate to state boards of elections to prove U.S. citizenship. In fact, the legal definition of natural born citizen includes people born in a foreign country to a U.S. Citizen Parent. Presidential candidate Ted Cruz was born in Canada, but he still qualified as a natural born citizen.  And lest you be concerned, there is no filing fee to run for President.

Ohio’s 2016 Presidential Guide, published by Ohio’s Secretary of State, explains. To run for President:  Be at least 35 years old.  Be a natural-born citizen  Be a USA resident for at least 14 years.  Collect 15,000 signatures of registered Ohio voters (“electors”) on a petition  File a list of 18 electors to represent them in the Electoral College if they win the State of Ohio.

The Lucas County Board of Elections lists 20 candidates registered to run for President and accepted for voting ( including write in) on the November 8 ballot. In addition to notables Clinton, Trump, Johnson and Stein. So what does it take to be an eligible candidate?

David Maxwell Fine

To run for President of the United States meet 5 requirements At the federal level, the Congress must fund the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act passed earlier this year. My efforts to pass the bill were somewhat stymied when Republicans refused to support efforts to fund its provisions. Later, I was successful in getting funding included in a bill passed in the final hours before Congress bolted for campaigning. More resources will be needed, but the efforts I led have given us some footing for federal help to communities struggling with this serious public health challenge.

As an urban planner by profession, I believe support structures are critical to the success of neighborhoods. A mix of employment and educational opportunities, access to fresh and local foods, green space, entertainment access, and safe and affordable housing makes successful neighborhoods. We are rising to the challenge through efforts to establish businesses in underserved urban areas, the planting of community gardens, an emphasis on improved public space, and targeted investment in schools and housing.

The largest reason we are dealing with the opiate epidemic in America is because we have not secured our borders. I support future President Trump’s efforts to secure our borders.

My opponent is almost singlehandedly responsible for the harmful algae blooms in the Lake. She sponsored the first bill for a renewable fuel standard that required corn-based ethanol to be mixed into our gasoline. That bill morphed into a Senate bill that is now the current RFS (Renewable Fuel Standard). Every science expert agrees that HABs (Harmful Algal Blooms) are caused by heavy rains washing fertilizer into our streams and lakes. Because of corn ethanol and the RFS, farmers have used much more fertilizer than what they would otherwise. Unlike my opponent I want a sensible plan to phase out the RFS mandate. With proper trade policies farmers can survive and thrive once again without the RFS. I will look out for the farmer and the environment in Washington D.C.

The problems in Lake Erie are bi-national in scope and require a bi-national solution. To that end, USEPA, the Great Lakes States and the Canadian government have been working under a collaborative agreement. A co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, beginning in 2002 I initiated interagency and private sector dialogue through the Western Lake Erie Basin Partnership and directed funding to NRCS to bring a $41 million investment in conservation efforts to improve water quality. The federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, launched in 2010 authorizes for a $475 million federal investment, to fund efforts to reduce nutrients, manage invasive species, control sediment erosion, support habitat restoration, and support research and monitoring in the Great Lakes system. Improving the health of our Great Lake is among our highest priorities.

What more can, and should, we do to protect Lake Erie? What changes should be made immediately?

Foreign Trade Policy. Because it greatly impacts all of our manufacturing centers. Our most important jobs are our manufacturing jobs. Manufacturing jobs make possible the arsenal that defends our freedoms. We cannot count on globalist forces to defend America’s best interests. Agricultural jobs are of almost equal importance. We must be able to feed ourselves. We have strayed too far in agriculture in producing fuel that our food security is now threatened and we have become more and more dependent on other nations for our food supply. Being dependent on foreign oil and gas has been painful and being dependent upon foreign food can be even more painful.

The spirit of our people inspires me every day. Our citizenry knows that with hard work and determination we can overcome challenges and assure Toledo continues to be a great place to live and to work for generations to come.

What single issue facing our area are you most passionate about and why?



You can bring only one item to a deserted island, it is: A NAVY SEAL (THEY KNOW HOW TO SURVIVE).

All services have been lacking for a very long time. In some areas, there has been some improvement. Cultural and community infrastructure plays an important role in bringing people together, helping to form friendships and social support networks, and in helping communities to develop life skills and resilience. All these attributes are essential elements in the creation and maintenance of strong communities. Communities can invest more in their infrastructure when their economy is prosperous and I will be a voice for prosperity in Washington D.C..


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Considering the limited resources, what will you do to address our area’s opiate epidemic?

Evaluate neighborhood support services. What efforts have, or have not, been successful? Why is community infrastructure important to you?

Voting matters. Whether you think it does or not, your vote casts a ballot and steers elections in some small way— especially on a local level. So on November 8, you can forget to brush your teeth, comb your hair or eat breakfast, but no matter what side you choose, DON’T FORGET TO VOTE.

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(Nuclear Engineering) M.S. Case Western Reserve (Business Administration) M.B.A. Experience: Over 15 years of in information technology, engineering, and sales. Mr. Larson founded a weekly radio program, Capitalist Cleveland that concentrates on entrepreneurial business development in Northeast Ohio.

Age: 49 Education: Ohio State


BA History, University of Wisconsin; MA Urban Planning, University of Michigan; Doctoral Studies in Urban Planning, MIT Experience: Professional urban planner for 15 years prior to election; Urban Advisor to President, Carter Administration; National Consumer Cooperative Bank Times you have run for office: 17 Successful campaigns: 17

Age: 70 Education:



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College of Law, Juris Doctor, May 1992, University of Toledo Bachelor of Science, June 1989 Experience: Judge, Lucas County Common Pleas Court, 2004-current, Senior Assistant Lucas County Prosecuting Attorney, 1993-2004, Attorney/Public Defender, 1993, Legal Intern 1991-1992 Times you have run for office: 4 Successful campaigns: 3

GARY G. COOK Age: 54 Education: University of Toledo

School, cum laude; Providence College, summa cum laude Experience: Partner and elected member of the Board of Directors at Thacker Robinson Zinz in Toledo, where she handles complex commercial litigation, appeals, and arbitrations in venues throughout the country. Prior to this, Mayle has practiced law at the international law firm Dewey Ballantine LLP, and served on many boards. Times you have run for office: First campaign.

Age: 40 Education: Notre Dame Law


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College of Law, University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Science Experience: Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, Sixth District Court of Appeals, full-time staff attorney Times you have run for office: 1

Education: University of Toledo


Age: 35 Education: Perrysburg High School, Perrysburg, Ohio - National Honor Society (1999). Graduate of Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana (2002); Graduate of the University of Toledo’s College of Law - Dean’s List (2005). Experience: Over a decade serving the public as a trial attorney with the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office.The Toledo Bar Association’s judicial poll demonstrated that 90% of local lawyers recommended me to be the next Lucas County Common Pleas Court judge. Times you have run for office: This is my first time.


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As a Judge and former Assistant Lucas County prosecutor, one of my primary concerns is the safety of our community and the protection of individual rights. As a citizen, I am also concerned with the economic stability and growth of Toledo. Although my role would change in the Appellate Court, I would continue to provide the respected judicial services that our community has benefitted from for decades. I would continue to believe that each voice is important and I would continue to provide consistent, wellreasoned judicial decisions.

My goal is to ensure that Toledo’s courtrooms operate in an efficient, fair, and legally-correct manner. I will do that by bringing my strong work ethic and my private-practice experience to the appellate bench where I will work hard to issue timely, fair, well-reasoned, and legally-sound opinions that are written in plain English. The law should not be a mystery and courts should write clear opinions so that everyone understands their legal rights and obligations.

My biggest concern is a fair and effective system of justice. I will address it by working to efficiently utilize taxpayer dollars and treat all people equally and fairly.

As a judge, I can promise local business owners and leaders that I will handle civil disputes in my courtroom in a swift manner so that businesses and negotiations are not frozen waiting on decisions from the court. One of the biggest complaints I have heard from civil attorneys and local business leaders is that court proceedings move too slowly and it has a negative impact on progress. Justice delayed is truly justice denied. If elected as a judge, I will not forget that I am a public servant and owe a duty of diligence to the public I serve.

The opiate epidemic is huge and it is scary. People are dying on a daily basis because of this highly addictive poison that is being peddled on our streets. Judges who educated themselves about this epidemic and the most effective ways of combating it can be integral in fighting this battle that has ruined families and taken lives. I am uniquely qualified to do that because of my experience as an Assistant Lucas County Prosecutor and a leader in our community. I am dedicated to thinking outside of the box and exploring methods that help protect our community in the long-term while getting addicts the help they need to climb out of this hole of addiction. I am dedicated to our new drug court in the Common Pleas Court and have advocated for it as a prosecutor. I also think that a strong message must be sent to those who traffic these drugs in our community. If you sell a product that is killing people, your sentence should be reflective of that. I grew up in Toledo and I have very deep roots here. It is important to me that Toledo continues to grow and thrive for generations to come. As an Assistant Lucas County Prosecutor, I have had a direct effect on the safety of our neighborhoods. I have tried over 50 felony jury trials and made sure that murderers, rapists and violent predators have gotten the sentences they deserve. Unfortunately, as a judicial candidate, I’m prevented from elaborating much more than that.

Evaluate neighborhood support services. What efforts have, or have not, been successful?

No comment.

While the role of an appellate judge would have limited contact with downtown Toledo development, should a case present before me, I am required to follow and apply the applicable law. As a lifelong resident of Toledo and the surrounding area, I find Toledo's unique character of being a "Big Small Town" is one that embraces change while being respectful to its heritage. Toledo has done an impressive job of creating an environment for modern development and for the re-purposing of the existing buildings with a modern flair. The home of the Toledo Mud Hens (Fifth-Third Field), the development of the Steam Plant, and the reutilization of the buildings in the Warehouse District are great examples of how downtown Toledo's continued development enhances, without interrupting Toledo's unique character.

My law firm is headquartered in downtown Toledo, and I am excited to see the growth and development over the last several years. I would contribute to downtown Toledo’s continued success by resolving appeals related to business disputes (as well as all other disputes) in a consistent, timely, and correct manner. A well-functioning judiciary creates a stable environment for economic growth.

“No answer supplied by the candidate.”

Over the last several years as our need for more addiction treatment services have become necessary, we have seen agencies and service providers come forward to try to meet an overwhelming demand. Instead of recreating the wheel, community coalitions are joining services to help those in need and to get information out to the community. This is not directly an Appellate Court issue, however, neighborhood support and services are vital to crime prevention, the reduction of recidivism rates, and for the support for reentry after incarceration. Appropriate and stable housing, education, mental health services, and substance abuse counseling are critical to the stability of our community. These services have been vital to me in my current role.


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How can you ensure that downtown Toledo’s continued development enhances, without interrupting, Toledo’s unique character?

What is your biggest concern for Toledo and how do you plan to address it?

I am passionate about the strides our judicial and law enforcement community has made in making a commitment to address incarceration populations and the greater concern of the revolving door of over incarceration. Through the development of informational tools, educational programs, behavior modification training, and re-entry support services we are working to address needs in order to stabilize an individual. The development and better use of the tools, and the greater understanding of the services needed has made for a better potential outcome.

As an appellate judge, I would address the timeliness and quality of judicial opinions. I have spent my career performing complex legal research and writing – the two requisite skills of any great appellate judge. I have been hired by a diverse array of individuals and businesses to solve important legal problems. I often have to juggle competing court deadlines and work within a budget. I would operate at this same level of intensity as a judge where I would decide cases swiftly and correctly – saving taxpayer dollars and doing the job that the voters sent me there to do.

The independence of the judiciary, because judges are the pillar of our judicial system.

Community safety. Lucas County simply cannot thrive unless its residents feel safe. I have dedicated my career to public service with the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office, where I have been a trial attorney for the past 11 years. I’ve tried over 50 felony jury trials, including aggravated murder, rape and complex fraud cases. I was the first prosecutor in Lucas County to achieve a trial conviction on the charge of participating in a criminal gang. I have been the voice for victims who have suffered unimaginable tragedy. I have taken violent and dangerous predators off of our streets. I have protected children who have been abused. I am the candidate that police and fire trust to keep our community safe, as I have been endorsed by the Toledo Police Command Officers Association, the Toledo Police Patrolman’s Association, Sheriff John Tharp and the Toledo Firefighters Union. I am the only candidate in this race with the necessary experience for the job.

What single issue facing our area are you most passionate about and why?

Voting Records Ted Strickland and Senator Robert Portman Source:,

Ted Strickland D

Robert Portman R

Prior to being elected Governor of Ohio, Ted Strickland served in the House of Representatives representing southeast Ohio’s 6th congressional district for 12 years, until 2007. During that time he voted on many bills and resolutions, including the following:

Senator Portman is an attorney from Cincinnati and Ohioans elected him to the House of Representatives in 1993 where he represented Ohio’s 2nd Congressional district for twelve years. Portman won his senate seat in 2010 and his voting record from his time in the U.S. Senate includes the following:

Voted for:

 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act: Would prevent gun manufactures from being liable in lawsuits for crimes committed with their weapons. There are several exceptions to this rule, including people who transfer a gun to someone they know will use it to commit a crime of violence or drug dealing crime.   Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005 (but voted against an amendment to that bill that sought to give willing State and local law enforcement the ability to detain illegal aliens in the course of their regular duties).   Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005: Pass a bill that allows the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research that uses human embryonic stem cells.

Voted against:

  Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.   USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005: Made permanent some of the spying and surveillance provisions of the USA Patriot Act of 2001.   Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act of 2005: Prohibits civil lawsuits against food manufacturers or sellers for any injury related to a person’s consumption of food and their resulting weight gain, obesity, or any associated health condition.  School Readiness Act of 2005: Amended the Head Start Act, revised Head Start, and funded the Head Start program through 2011. Among many other changes, it revised allowed uses of quality improvement funds to include outreach to homeless families, migrant and seasonal farmworker families, and families with children with a limited English proficiency.


Voted for:

  Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act   Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014. The law requires hospital care and medical services to be furnished to veterans through agreements with specified non-VA facilities if the veterans have been unable to schedule an appointment at a VA medical facility within a certain wait-time, for hospital care or medical services.   Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013. The law establishes a healthy food financing initiative to improve access to healthy foods in underserved areas, create quality jobs, and revitalize low-income communities by providing loans and grants to fresh food retailers to overcome higher entry costs in such areas.

Voted against:

  Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014.   Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, provided an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes.   Extending our federal debt limit, the Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act.   Amendment 4720, prohibits the transfer of firearms to suspected terrorists.  Amendment 3483 - Establishes Standards for Passenger Space on Airplanes: Vote to adopt an amendment that prohibits an airline from reducing the legroom on a passenger aircraft.

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Southern soul food in the north By Jeff Klima

Sadly, J’mae didn’t live to see the opening of the restaurant that bears her name, but as Tarrant says, “Her spirit is here with us every day.�

EntrĂŠe: Meatloaf Side: Mac & Cheese.

Tarrant’s personal favorite, the meatloaf here is on another level of loafed meats. Two big cuts smothered in what tastes like brown sugar glaze, makes this entrĂŠe option almost dessert-like. As a selfprofessed “meatloaf expert,â€? I declare this to be the best meatloaf I’ve ever had. Turns out, I knew nothing about good meatloaf before this. And as a fan of pairing foods to harness the tastes together, the mac & cheese was stellar with the meatloaf.

EntrĂŠe: Chicken Wings: Side: Collard Greens

“Crispy� is de rigueur when talking about fried chicken, and these wings find a good balance between crispy and juicy. In short, they aren’t too dry or too salty. The real delight here is the collard greens. With turkey meat mixed in, it ups the complexity of the flavors and gave me a whole new way to eat my vegetables.

EntrĂŠe: Roast Beef Side: Dirty Rice

Another gravy-smothered option, the roast beef is beyond tender and flavorful. I pretty much just had to show it the side of my fork and it fell into bite-sized pieces. Like all the entrÊes, this one makes for a belly-filling meal. And the dirty rice, also with turkey, is delicious. It doesn’t seem fair to have to pick from this many savory sides.


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You will learn how to make an entire Thai meal from scratch. The dishes included in this course will be smashed cucumber salad, tom yum soup, pad thai and yummy green and red curries. Space is limited. 1pm. $25. 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. 419-874-4174.

Sarah Blakley from Berman Wines is bringing something fresh and new to your table. We can’t wait to share these exciting selections. 4-7pm. 2665 Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. 419-872-6900. Free

Thursday, 10.27

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Bartender Battle: Mixed! Hosted by Circle 2445 The Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion

Join Circle 2445 and the TMA Ambassadors for an evening of cocktails, revelry, and competition. Inspired by works of art from TMA’s collection, six area bartenders will face off in an eliminationstyle bartending competition as they compete for best mixologist. 7pm. $30/Circle 2445 members, $40/non-members. 2445 Monroe St. 419-245-8000.

Friday, 10.28

J’Mae’s legacy lives on through her recipes— carefully prepared by her family.

EntrĂŠe: Pork Chops Side: Yams & potato salad

When the J’mae’s staff found out we hadn’t ordered the yams or the sweet potatoes, they insisted we try both. I don’t do eggy foods, but my wife hoarded the potato salad and declared it “amazing.� The yams, soft and sweet, are now a must-order on my return visits. The huge, fried porkchops are enhanced with hot sauce.

Millionaire Pie

Anything called “Millionaire Pie� earns my attention. It’s like your grandma’s ambrosia salad, topped with a little coconut, then placed on a pie crust. In case I didn’t make it clear, this is a strong “yes.�

Red Velvet Cake

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Taste of the Arts: Dinner Under Glass The Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion

Museum Chef Joe Felix and Curator Jutta Page present a five-course gourmet dinner inspired by the Museum’s glass collection. A wine sommelier will serve a paired wine for each course. Dress is black-tie optional. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 6:30-10pm. $200/TMA members, $225/ non-members. 2445 Monroe St. 419-245-8000.

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Taste Vendome Pastry with Susan Block from Noon-4pm and enjoy a wine tasting with Frog’s Leap from Noon-8pm. Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30pm. 912 Monroe St., 419-241-8100.

Tuesday, 10.25

Pahlmeyer Wine Tasting The Pub at the Paula Brown Shop

Taste wines from Pahlmeyer expertly paired with a menu created by Cynthia’s Catering. Seating is limited, reserve space in advance. $125. 6:30-9:30pm. 912 Monroe St., 419-241-8100.

Friday, 10.28

Craft Beer and Fine Wine Tasting Walt Churchill’s Market

Tailgating is in full swing. Jeff Stroud from Natural States is bringing selections that will be sure to please at your next get together. 4-7pm. 2665 Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. 419-872-6900. Free

Saturday, 10.29

Trick or Treat Walt Churchill’s Market

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Discover the delicious world of Middle Eastern side dishes! Learn how simple and easy it is to make a delicious rice or bulgur dish with finely chopped cabbage. Other dishes featured will be hummus, fatoush salad, and cheese bread. Space is limited. 12:30pm. $20. 577 E. Front St., 419-872-0305.

Saturday, 11.5

Greece Uncorked The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church The Ladies Philoptochos Society is holding their annual charity event. Greek food, wine, beer and entertainment including silent auctions and raffles make this an Olympic-sized spectacle that is not to be missed. Proceeds will be donated to Rebecca’s Haven, Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission and K9 Defender Fund. 7pm. $50. 740 N. Superior St. 419-243-9189.

This is one of our favorite tastings. They will disguise the labels of the wines and leave it up to you to decide which wine is which, thus “Trick or Treat.� Let your imagination guide you through flights to find which wine is (WITCH !) 2-6pm. 3320 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee. 419-794-4000. Free

Wednesday, 11.2

Celebrate the Day of the Dead The Pub at the Paula Brown Shop

Enjoy a tequila tasting and Mexican cocktails by Whiskey Pete, the Whiskey Ambassador at Brown-Forman. Taste tacos provided by El Tipico, traditional dance by James Serda & BGSU Latino Dance Association and authentic Majolica (Santa Rosa) and Talavera (Dolores Hidalgo) pottery from Mexico. 5-9pm. 912 Monroe St., 419-241-8100. Free

Banana Pudding

Hands down, our favorite dessert. Like a mishmash of bananas and ‘Nilla wafers, this sweet meal unto itself is the kind of food that makes me happy to be calorically challenged(fat).

Apple Cobbler

There’s a reason the J’mae’s staff insisted we try the apple cobbler– it is a Southern treasure brought to Ohio. Other states should be so lucky.

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Sell your soul for J’Mae’s Home Cooking Toledo is a food city— almost every culture and nationality is represented in restaurant or street vendor form. So it’s easy to understand if you haven’t been to J’mae’s Home Cooking yet. Open since 2013, it’s relatively new— but it has an old soul. Michelle Tarrant, Jaleo Young and Geside Hunter started J’mae’s as a family joint named after— and inspired by— the recipes of Tarrant’s mother, J’mae. Hiding in the back of her sister’s station wagon in Selma, Alabama, J’mae smuggled herself up to Ohio with a collection of incredible soul food recipes. Years later, Tarrant’s son suggested that the family use those recipes and open a restaurant that would go on to be a finalist in our 2016 Dining Awards.


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Nothing to wine about Support Mobile Meals while you sample fine wines from area distributors, enjoy appetizers prepared by area chefs and dine on a gourmet meal, all to benefit the Meals on Wheels Program during the 29th Annual Wine Gala. Live in vino veritas during this festive, charitable evening, presented to benefit the meal-assistance program that serves the elderly, ill, disabled and others needing assistance in the Greater Toledo area. Enjoy a silent auction, a live auction with 30 lots, dancing and more. Presiding over the evening will be this year’s honorary chair, Steven Cavanaugh, CFO of HCR ManorCare. Reservations are required by Friday, October 28. 6-11pm Saturday, November 5. $150. Parkway Place, 2592 Parkway Plz., Maumee. 419-255-7806. —AC

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Double, double, toil and trouble. Part of a larger, ongoing art exhibition, this presentation of Shakespeare on Film: Throne of Blood positions the violent and ghostly drama Macbeth in feudal Japan. As a warrior rises to power amidst a backdrop of sorcery, scheming and murder, supernatural elements drive him to madness. This Akira Kurosawadirected adaptation takes liberties with the original story, but legendary book critic Harold Bloom called this the most successful film adaptation of Macbeth. Kurosawa-stalwart Toshiro Mifune plays the lead and Isuzu Yamata shines in a powerful role as his villainous wife. 2pm. Sunday, November 6. Toledo Museum of Art Little Theater, 2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000. Free —JK

Picture worth a hundred words

Need a little reminder that vanity gone Wilde is a dangerous affair? Art House Films Series: The Picture of Dorian Grey tells of a mysterious man who stays forever young, even as a portrait of him grows old and ugly. Oscar Wilde’s macabre novel, adapted for film by Albert Lewin, features one of Angela Lansbury’s first performances. This classic horror film, to be screened just in time for Halloween, has been adapted for the screen eight times since this 1945 version (and five times before it!). The story is theorized to be a twisted secret love letter in a scandalous-for-the-time homosexual courtship. 7pm. Friday, October 28. Toledo Museum of Art Little Theater, 2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000. Free —JK

Sometimes, distance makes the heart grow somber Few conflicts can compete with sibling rivalries. Through thick or thin, and for better or for worse, difficult siblings are hard to escape— unless they do the hard part for you and move far, far away. Such is the case in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. While gloomy homebodies Vanya and Sonia enjoy comfortable commiseration, their leisurely lifestyle is supported by movie-star sister, Masha. Despite longheld resentment, rivalries flare when Masha returns to the family home— arm in arm with her hunky boy-toy Spike— to discuss her plan to sell the house she owns. Presented by the Black Swamp Players. $25. 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday, November 3-5. Cla-zel Theatre, 127 N. Main St., Bowling Green. 419-353-5000.

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We all have our own methods of self-torture— but for a gourmand, a sadistic appetite can hardly be satiated with low-quality snacks. Instead, The Village Players’ upcoming play, An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf, demonstrates that some niche appetites are more easily starved, not fed, to be satisfied. The comedy is set in the four-star French Café du Grand Boeuf where owner Victor is presented with a unique order: to die of starvation at his own table. After protest, the staff and Victor achieve a curious compromise— he will enjoy one last meal, but only if it consists of a “feast of adjectives and adverbs.” Bon appetit. $18/general, $16/seniors. 8pm Friday-Saturday, November 4-5. 8pm, Thursday-Saturday, November 10-12. 2pm, Sunday November 13. The Village Players, 2740 Upton Ave., 419-472-6817.

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Appreciating independence The Toledo Library puts films into focus Jeff McGinnis

A hitman reluctantly agrees to a contract, even though it’s his birthday. The members of a Japanese punk band struggle with their personal identity. A celebrated African-American musician tries to build bridges of understanding with members of the Ku Klux Klan. If you want to experience stories like that on the big screen, then it’s time to head to the… library? These kinds of films and more will be exhibited at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s Film Focus Series, a biannual celebration of independent movies. “With Film Focus, you can kind of go back to that— or continue to embrace— the experience of coming into a room and letting the world fall away by entering the world on the screen,” says Tracy Montri, manager of the Audio-Visual and Popular Library-Tech departments for the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

A labor of love

Now in its 13th year, the Film Focus Series presents lesser-known films, both foreign and domestic, at free screenings in the McMaster Center located in the Main Library downtown. This fall’s edition of the program begins October 20, and continues on Thursdays through November 17.

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focuses on a group of young kids in a crumbling Detroit neighborhood. “It’s a nice, little, somewhat-ofa-low-budget short, shot in Detroit. I think it’s a really great narrative metaphor for a lot of what is going on– certainly in Detroit, and we can certainly extend that to Toledo,” she says. “That sort of war of identity. ‘What is our history? What is our current experience? Where do we see ourselves going forward?’ “I was so engrossed by that, because ...this captures everything that Film Focus is about in many ways, and then it has that kind of local tie.”

A community experience

Whether they see one film or all of them, Montri says she hopes attendees of the Series leave with a deeper respect for independent movies, and for the library itself. “I hope they get an even greater appreciation of the power of film. I hope that they learn to, or continue to, refuel their passion for non-mainstream art. And I hope that they can appreciate the community experience that they can have at the library, through this program.”

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The Film Focus Series will be screened Thursdays at 7pm, October 20 through November 17. No presentation on November 10. Admission is free. Toledo Lucas County Public Library Main Branch McMaster Center, 325 N. Michigan St., 419-259-5200.

“The mission of the program is to find great quality films that we hope people will appreciate coming out to see…. films that you wouldn’t otherwise have access to,” Montri said. The Film Focus Series is a true labor of love for Montri, who has worked for the library for nearly two decades. Yearround, she scans reviews and takes in film festivals to find movies to present as a part of the event.

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The selection of titles is wonderfully eclectic, as usual. The festival begins with two offbeat titles, presented in association with the Holy Toledo Laughfest: the dark Dutch comedy “Schneider vs. Bax” (October 20) and the bizarre docucomedy “Mad Tiger” (October 27). The festival’s tone becomes more introspective with the remarkable documentary, “Accidental Courtesy” (November 3), a look at African-American musician Daryl Davis’ efforts to befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan and, ultimately, convince them to leave their racism behind. “I’m hoping it can start a major discussion locally,” Montri says of the film. The fall series closes with the Festival of Shorts (November 17), a 90-minute selection of short films in a wide variety of genres.

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Celebrating the art of storytelling

Whether it’s the ability to nap anytime you please, or living life sans bills and monthly payments, children seem to enjoy many of life’s luxuries— but kids shouldn’t get to have all the fun. The Frogtown Storytelling Guild will bring the familiar, traditional comfort of oral narrative to adults during their 16th annual Tellebration! The evening of spoken-word and storytelling will feature guest storyteller Risa Cohen, a Toledo singer, songwriter, actress, teacher and storyteller. 7-9pm Friday, November 4. $10. Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. 419-897-8902. —AC

Debate masters

Get a jumpstart on election day with a timely event— Authors! Authors! presents James Carville and Tucker Carlson in an Across the Aisle conversation. The lively political discussion will bring rival political analysts, Carlson from the right and Carville from the left, together to discuss their books, careers and, of course, their political leanings. With Carville’s apt nickname “The Ragin’ Cajun,” don’t be surprised if things get heated. Book signing to be held after. 7-10pm Wednesday, October 26. $10/general admission, $8/students. Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., 419-259-5200. —JK

BG is the new black

Orange is the New Black author Piper Kerman is heading to Bowling Green to share some insight and wisdom about the craft of being an unlikely jailbird-turned-author. Go beyond Netflix during this informative opportunity, hosted by the BGSU University Libraries and Leadership Council as part of their “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories” series., The evening begins with a VIP reception, followed by dinner and a lecture from the bestselling author/advocate for prison reform. Fans won’t want to miss the book signing to be held afterwards. Tickets available online. 5:30-8:30pm Tuesday, November 1. $30/individual dinner tickets, $100/VIP dinner tickets. Bowling Green State University Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Alumni Dr., Bowling Green. 419-372-3856. —JK


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For the LOL of art

It’s easy to put art on a pedestal and get fussy with it. After all, in a museum, a lot of art is displayed on pedestals. And sure, Greco-Roman nudes are great, but Art History isn’t frozen in marble. We can seriously care about art without only caring about serious art— for some artists, humor and magic are as important as anything learned in art school. Celebrate the creative prowess of these like-minded forms of expression during the October Art Loop: The Art of Comedy & Magic. Coinciding with the Holy Toledo Laugh Fest, the October 3rd Thursday Loop (on 10/20) will present special exhibits and events full of laughs and magic to remind you that sometimes art is funny. See Bird’s Eye View Circus, Magic Shows, comedian Brad Wenzel at Fleetwood’s Taproom, plus an Art Loop Pop-up exhibit, WTF? (Work That’s Funny) at Handmade Toledo. Curated by artist Luke Ellison, WTF? will show humorous art in 2D and 3D. For more info, see online. 5:30-8:30pm Thursday, October 20. Downtown Toledo. theartscommission. org/artloop Free

You’re such a doll…

In 1917, the Toledo Museum of Art founder Edward Drummond Libbey spent $30,000 (today, the equivalent of $680,000) on 78 Doucet Dolls from France. A purchase that might even make Kanye West raise an eyebrow, Libbey’s dolls donned the finest couture-quality fabrics from premiere French factories. Technically, Libbey’s dolls aren’t dolls at all— they are “fashion figures”— but the small, meticulously-clothed figurines are beautiful. See them up close, and hear their stories, during Libbey Dolls: Fashioning the Story, opening Friday, October 28. Through February 12. The Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000. Free

Indoor rainbows

See threaded rainbows stretching through the Toledo Museum of Art’s Great Gallery when contemporary Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe brings his textile installation work to town. Plexus no. 35 is a site-specific installation that imitates the ethereal nature of rainbow, bringing the transparent beauty indoors. Dawe’s works have been seen in museums and public spaces internationally, most recently at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. The exhibit opens Saturday, November 6 and is on view through January 22. The Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000. Free —AC PHOTO CREDIT: ‘Gabriel Dawe, Plexus A1, 2015. Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Courtesy Conduit Gallery, photo by Ron Blunt

Border Battles hits canvas

In Toledo, the most important question we all have to answer is basic: Go Blue, or OSU? See how four local answers depict the iconic Big Ten border battle between The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan during the first Border Battle Exhibition. Artists Greg Brodbeck, Zack Holt, Robert Shorter and Emily Wilson have used team colors and sports themes to illustrate the Buckeye-Wolverine rivalry. The exhibit kicks off with an unconventional gallery opening reception, which will include a tailgate party, from 5-7pm on Tuesday, November 1. Through November 30. American Frame Showroom Gallery, 400 Tomahawk Dr., Maumee. 419-887-8030. Free

Seasons greetings

Fall into chilly weather with a community art show boasting diverse local talent. PRIZM Creative Community’s Signs of the Season exhibit features works by nearly two dozen artists, on display at Way Public Library. See the work during the gallery opening on Saturday, October 29 as the library hosts ARTrageous, a fundraising event that will offer boutique items, arts and craft supplies, and opportunities for sale and resale. 9am-2pm Saturday, October 29. Exhibit on view through November 30. Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. 419-874-3135. waylibrary. info Free

Saturday, 10.22

Wednesday, 10.26

Copper Moon’s 10th Mooniversary - For

Figure drawing at Tholepin Press

a decade, Copper Moon Studio Gallery & Gifts has been a homebase for the fused glass artwork community. Celebrate ten years of classes and success during a whole weekend of fun. Enjoy live demonstrations, project opportunities, raffles, giveaways and more. 10am-6pm Saturday and Noon5pm Sunday. Copper Moon Studio Gallery & Gifts, 8007 Airport Hwy., Holland. 419867-0683. Free

Crafting Meetup - Are you a crafter do you sew, knit, cross stitch, crochet, scrapbook or otherwise create cool stuff? Or, do you want to do those things, but are just wishing for others to do them with you? Beginner, intermediate, or expert - all are welcome to join this group of creative folks who want to trade ideas, learn new techniques, and show off their creations! 10am. Gathering Volumes, 196 E. South Boundary, Perrysburg, OH. 567-336-6188. Swanton Juried Fine Art Exhibit & Sale - The Swanton Chamber expects

200 pieces this year from students and adults, and they will be awarding nearly $4,000.00 in prizes in nine adult and four youth categories, along with three youth scholarships. Also on October 23. 10am. Valleywood Golf Club, 13501 Airport Highway, Swanton, OH. 419-826-5931.

Monday, 10.24 Coloring Book Club - This is your

chance to explore your artistic side and relax. Bring your colored pencils, crayons, markers, gel pens, or whatever you prefer to color with and join in for an hour of coloring, chatting, and fun. 6pm. Gathering Volumes, 196 E. South Boundary, Perrysburg, OH. 567-336-6188.


October 19 • November 8

Since 1990, this group his met every Wednesday to practice figure-drawing in a relaxed, casual environment with varied poses. Bring your own materials. $10/adults, $7/university students with a current ID, $3/high school students with parental permission. 6-9pm. Tholepin Press, 210 Elm St., Toledo. 419-243-4944.

Tuesday, 11.1 Drink and Draw - Bring your own beer

or wine along with ideas and tools for a live model drawing session. Ages 21+ only. 7-10pm. $10. The Art Supply Depo, 29 S. St. Clair St. 419-720-6462.

Saturday, 11.5 Homespun Holiday Art & Craft Show -

The Toledo Craftsman’s Guild’s fall craft show will offer seasonal, handcrafted items. Shop from metal work, fabric, country crafts, soaps, jewelry, potter, fine art, among others. This year the TCG will be hosting a food drive by collecting food and household items to benefit the Toledo Seagate Food Bank. 10am-5pm Saturday and 11am-4pm Sunday. Stranahan Great Hall, 4635 Heatherdowns Blvd., 419-8421925. Free

Epworth Arts & Crafts Bazaar - All are welcome to bid in a silent auction featuring over 200 items hosted by the Epworth United Methodist Church. 50 artists and crafters will also be featured offering an assortment of hand-crafted items. All proceeds support local missions. 9am-4pm. Epworth United Methodist Church. 4855 W. Central Ave. 567.455.6378. Free

Heart Gallery opening of

“Every Child An Artist” Exhibition on

Saturday Nov. 12 from 4pm to 7:30pm Also open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. We are also featured on the Art Loop on the third Thursday of each month. This exhibit will run until the end of January.

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October 19 • November 8




Ottawa Tavern

The Attic



7th Annual Adams Street Zombie Crawl Brains might be the food of choice for a zombie, but you’re gonna have to wash all those proteins down with something. We recommend alcohol. Assemble with zombie pals (in makeup and otherwise), and lurch (or run, if you’re one of those New Age zombies) out to the Adams Street Zombie Crawl, where thousands of your undead compadres will be carousing, dancing to “Thriller” and doing whatever else it is corpses do when they reanimate for a night of drinking. 5pm-2am Saturday, October 22 From 11th to 21st on Adams Street, Romp and Rage at Bretz, Ottawa Tavern, The Attic, Manhattans Pub & Cheer, Georjiz and Wesley’s.

Zombie Sounds— more than just groans Wesley’s

Two stages. One on the street and one on the patio (weather permitting) 8pm-2am Fiendish Franki Jaye Rigamortis Rob Sample Ghoulish Mr. Rich & The Caretaker Nightmarish Sandman

5-8pm Nate Mattimoe 8-11pm DJ Brought to you by 11pm-1am Stonehouse 11pm-closing DJ Brought to you by

BONUS! 9pm Bitch Thunder in front of Handmade Toledo

14th & Adams Stage 5-8pm DJs (brought to you by 8-10pm Katie’s Randy Cat 10:30pm-1:30am Skittle Bots

Ages 21+ ONLY. $5 wristband upon entry. Reentry will require a new wristband. This event benefits The Village on Adams and their mission to keep Adams Street fun, creative, beautiful, safe & weird!


17th & Adams Stage

October 19 • November 8

Bretz Stage

12:30am Bretz Drag show Deja D Dellataro, Shon Spanck King and Sabin

Toledo School for the Arts Zombification Make-Up station opens at 5pm.


Saturday, 10.29 Carnival of Horrors



Friday, 10.21 Haunted history

If, like the Cowardly Lion, you do believe in spooks, then you’re going to want to jump on this opportunity. Conducting two paranormal tours, the Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits (ORBS) are going supernatural hunting with the Maumee Valley Historical Society. Find out if any malevolent and/or historically authentic spirits are lurking in the old schoolhouse or behind the church grounds. Rest assured, there’s safety in numbers as both tours will be conducted with groups of 40 people max. 6-8pm or 9-11pm. Friday, October 21. $25. Wolcott Heritage Center, 1035 River Road, Maumee, 419-893-9602.

Assault your senses

Not for the faint of heart, this haunted house winds through a spooky, old building. While waiting to enter the haunted house, customers will be able to enjoy alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Younger than 18 must be accompanied by guardian. 7pm-Midnight. Friday, October 21. $13. Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd., 419-244-2787.

Saturday, 10.22 Shock and ahh!

Need more opportunities to don your scary clown costume? Check out TranSylvania, a horrorheavy short film festival and costume party put on by the Sylvania Community Arts Commission. This spooky festival has collected an assortment of scary short films from the area’s best filmmakers. Light snacks and one drink ticket will be provided with the cost of admission. Be sure to wear a costume and bring a photo ID. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 7-11pm Saturday, October 22. $50. The Barn at Shade Rock Farms, 5577 Section Rd., Ottawa Lake, MI. 419-517-0118.

Sunday, 10.23 Jack attack

Heeeeeere’s Johnny! Reconnect with one of the scariest movies of all time as Fathom Events brings The Shining back to the big screen. Jack Nicholson is at his most maniacally unhinged here. 7pm. Sunday, October 23 and Tuesday, October 26. $10.25/general $7.90/children and seniors. Franklin Park 16, 5001 Monroe St. 419-472-2324.

Thursday, 10.27 Nightmare on Realm St.

Take a free bus to the hottest party you’ll find tonight. With over $3000 in costume contest prizes and plenty of swag, you can actually make money by partying. DJ Manny is spinning for one night only and the drinks will be flowing. Must register for the party beforehand. 9pm. Thursday, October 27. $5/pre $10/door. Realm Nightclub, 135 S. Byrne Rd. 419-214-1005.

Friday, 10.28 Staged terrors

Feast on some theatrical frights this Halloween. Tori Zajac has cobbled together some of the most iconic and horrific works of famed storytellers Edgar Allen Poe, Gertrude Atherton, The Grimm Bros. and HP Lovecraft and brought them to life on stage— with a twist! For her show Vaguely Terrifying, the Glacity Theatre Collective incorporates storytelling and movement in a spine-tingling show that is appropriate for all ages. 8pm. Friday, October 28. $15. The Valentine Studio Theatre, 410 Adams St.,419-277-3492.

You won’t go wrong if you make your way over to Hensville for Fall Fleetfest - The Night Circus. With live music, craft brew flights, the Bird’s Eye View Circus and a rooftop party at Fleetwood’s, your biggest problem will be what not to do tonight. 6pm-Midnight. Saturday, October 29. Hensville, 406 Washington St. 419725-4392.

Cabinet of Mystery

Horror is in full display with A Nightmare on Collingwood, the now annual scarefest at the Collingwood Arts Center. With a costume party and a cash bar, there will be some tasty treats— so don’t get stuck at home watching your microwave burn popcorn tonight. This event is not for the faint of heart. 8pm-2am. $10/advance $15/door. Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd., 419-244-2787.


Lunch/Brunch Every Sunday 11am-4pm

Oct. 22 Held at The Andersons: “Knife Cutting Skills” Dégagé Mike Lambert, Executive Chef (Maumee Store 11am, 1pm, 3pm; Toledo Store Noon and 2pm) Oct. 27 Dégagé & “Wine and Canvas” Nov. 3 Dégagé Jazz Grant: Don Flick - 7pm - 10pm Nov. 3 Dégagé - “Cooking Class”: Chinese 7pm - 8:30pm Nov. 6 Ladies Holiday Shopping Expo Nov. 9 Dégagé Jazz From Chicago : ”Joe Policastro Trio” - 7pm - 10pm Nov. 17 Dégagé Jazz “Jake Pilewski” - 7pm - 10pm

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Nov. 17 Dégagé - “Cooking Class”: Baking 7pm - 9pm Nov. 18 Dégagé Jazz “Paul Keller Band” - 7:30 - 11pm Dec. 1 Dégagé - “Cooking Class“: Candy 7pm - 9pm Dec. 2 Dégagé Jazz From Cleveland: ”Keigo Hirakawa Trio” - 7:30 - 11pm Dec. 15 Dégagé - “Cooking Class”: Canning & Pickling 7pm - 9pm Dec. 17 Dégagé Jazz “Skip Turner Band” - 7:30 - 11pm Dec. 31 New Years Eve “Gene Parker Band” - 7:30pm - 12am

| October 19 • November 8


Highlighted events indicates our picks for the week


Sodbuster: Ragtime Rick & His Chefs of Dixieland The Village Idiot: Andrew Ellis Ye Olde Durty Bird: Minglewood Labor Camp


Ottawa Tavern: The Steppin Stones, Joe Robinson


Fleetwoods Tap Room: The Ragbirds Swig: Kyle Smithers


Degage Jazz Cafe: Jake Pilewski Ye Olde Durty Bird: Creole Jazz


Georgjz419: DJ Wyld Stallyns


AJ Doolittle’s: The New Fashioned Bier Stube: The 25s Pat & Dandy’s: Engine 19 The Village Idiot: The Nu-Tones Ye Olde Durty Bird: Bobby G & Friends Rocky’s: Tim Oehlers


Fleetwood’s Tap Room: Ian Fitzgerald, Ben Stalets, The Way Down Wanderers Majestic Oak Winery: Zak Ward NINE at Hensville: Tom Drummonds Sodbuster: Chris Knopp


Degage Jazz Cafe: Brandon Coleman

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Frankie’s Inner City: Multi-Genre Battle of the Bands Ottawa Tavern: Garrett Klahn, A.S. Coomer, Grubby Paws, Bob Nanna


Pat & Dandy’s: Last Born Sons The Bronze Boar: Sun Raising NINE at Hensville: Sarah Brosch, Ramona Collins Majestic Oak Winery: Slim Realm: Snake Head Ritual Ye Olde Durty Bird: Lloyd Wredd


Fleetwood’s Tap Room: Andrew Ellis, Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters Sodbuster: Old State Line Swig: Josh & Angel


Degage Jazz Cafe: Lori LeFevre


The Village Idiot: Kentucky Chrome


Stranahan Theater: Herman’s Hermits with TSO


Frankie’s: Peelander-Z Headliners: RITTZ Ottawa Tavern: Dex Romweber, Dooley Wilson, Lucian Townes Ye Olde Durty Bird: Michael J. Reed Trio

mon, oct 24 ROCK, POP, HIP-HOP

Ottawa Tavern: Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room The Village Idiot: Frankie May and Associates

tues, oct 25 ROCK, POP, HIP-HOP

Ye Olde Durty Bird: Jason Quick Trio


Frankie’s Inner City: Through the Roots The Village Idiot: John Barile and Bobby May


Pat & Dandy’s: Don Coats Sodbuster’s: Jeff McDonald’s Big Band All-Stars

weds, oct 26 ROCK, POP, HIP-HOP

Frankie’s Inner City: Joyner Lucas

ACOUSTIC, FOLK, ETHNIC Sodbuster’s: Ragtime Rick & His Chefs of Dixieland

The Village Idiot: Andrew Ellis Ye Olde Durty Bird: Ross Thompson & Frankie May

THURS, OCT 27 ROCK, POP, HIP-HOP Frankie’s: Whitney Peyton Swig: Kiel Grove


October 19 • November 8

sat, oct 29 ROCK, POP, HIP-HOP

Bar 145: Arctic Clam Majestic Oak Winery: Mojoe Boes Pat & Dandy’s: Temperance Tonic Swig: Joe Woods Table Forty 4: Sugar Pax The Bronze Boar: Kids with Knives Ye Olde Durty Bird: The New Fashioned


Degage Jazz Cafe: Ramona Collins


Stranahan Theater: The Moody Blues The Village Idiot: Bob Rex and Friends Ye Olde Durty Bird: Trademark with Tim Oehlers


The Village Idiot: Frankie May & Associates

Tues, Nov 1 other

Rocky’s: Open Mic with Joel Hazard and Mark Sentle


The Village Idiot: Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons

fri, nov 4 ROCK, POP, HIP-HOP

AJ Doolittle’s: Thunder Road Bier Stube: The Beef Carvers Table Forty 4: Radio Traffic The Village Idiot: Kansas Bible Company Rocky’s: Megan Fitzpatrick and Jonny Allday

sat, nov 5 ROCK, POP, HIP-HOP

Ottawa Tavern: Tim Korenich

Ye Olde Durty Bird: Andrew Ellis

The Village Idiot: Fort Defiance



Degage: Ben Maloney


Bar 145: Noisy Neighbors Fleetwood’s Tap Room: Tim Oehlers, Estar Cohen & Friends Hollywood Casino: Cancel Monday The Bronze Boar: Joe Woods Band Rocky’s: Kyle White


Degage Jazz Cafe: Ramona Collins



The Village Idiot: The Eight Fifteens VFW Post 4906: Blues Confidential

Majestic Oak Winery: Jeff Stewart Table Forty 4: Kaiden Chase

sunday, nov 6 ROCK, POP, HIP-HOP Realm: Silence No More


Conn-Weissenberger Legion Hall: Pride of Toledo Chorus - Cabaret University of Toledo Center for Performing Arts: Steinway Piano Gala Concert

Jazz goes brazil Guitar maestro Chris Buzzelli teams up with the Toledo Jazz Orchestra to bring you to the jazz-inspired music of South and Central America. Part of an ongoing showcase for the Black and White Transportation Bistro Series. 6-9pm. Thursday, October 20. $30. Toledo Jazz Orchestra at Registry Bistro, 144 N. Superior St., 567-280-OTJO. —JK

Musical legend

John Mellencamp brings his guitar to Toledo as part of his Plain Spoken tour, with special guest Carlene Carter. A pioneer of folksy rock, Mellencamp is known for his anthemic ballads detailing life in rural America, Jack & Diane, Hurts So Good and Small Town. 7:30pm Friday, October 21. $36.50-$119.50. Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., 419-381-8851. —JK

Come out and enjoy the last few weeks of patio weather

Sad music showdown

Got the blues about not getting enough blues music in your life? Cheer up, the Black Swamp Blues Society is celebrating their 20th annual music duel. The best Black Swamp Blues Association-affiliated bands and solo/duo acts in the area can sign up to throw down and find out who the best musicians in the Lake Erie West region are. Each act gets 25 minutes to perform, winners get a cash prize and the honor of representing the Black Swamp Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Find out who’s got the chops to head down to the Delta. If you want to sign up to compete, check additional entry requirements on the website. 3pm-9pm. Sunday, November 6. $5/society members, $10/general. Longhorn Saloon, 944 Phillips Ave. 419-478-5890. —JK

Jamming out

Considered to be one of the industry’s best live performers, Keith Urban is coming to the Glass City with his electrifying country show– RipCORD World Tour 2016. Playing alongside Urban will be Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris. This show will surely feature a number of his 19 No. 1 hit songs that have been burning up the radio waves for years. 7:30pm October 29. Huntington Center. 500 Jefferson Ave. $55-$75/ticket. —BB


2500 W. Sylvania Ave.


2072 Woodville Rd.



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October 19 • November 8


road trip

Looking for a quick change of scenery and a taste of something different? Mustache madness

WOW— Toledo works hard

Tuesday, 10.25

It’s not just downtown Toledo where revitalization is occurring. West Toledo’s hardworking West Oak Walk (WOW) District connects the Hampton & Drummond Park neighborhood with the Elmhurst & Castleton area. The WOW District Business Association invites you to celebrate the District’s historic homes, walkable businesses— like Kathy’s Confections, Creative Excellence Salon, among others, charming character and ongoing revitalization during the first annual WOW District Fall Festival. Spend the day with live music, browsing artist booths, enjoying family friendly activities, tasting food truck fare while visiting local businesses. Noon-7pm Saturday, October 22. Sylvania Ave., between Douglas and Secor. Free

Global moves

Take an international tour— sans jet lag— and experience food, fashion and dance from around the world during The 2nd Annual Women of Toledo Intercultural Event: Dance Around the World. See performances from cultural dance groups, enjoy international culinary delights, traditional costumes and more. Attendees are invited to represent their roots by wearing ethnic or traditional garments during this celebration of heritage and diversity. 5:30-8pm Tuesday, October 25. $40/ general, $35/member. The Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. 419-377-5457. —AC

[education] Polling in Elections Discussion - Dr. Sam Nelson, Chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Toledo, will discuss how political polls are conducted, what they can and cannot tell us and the best ways to interpret what we hear about polls. 7pm. Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. 419-874-3135.



Racing for Recovery Race and Awards Ceremony - Help support Racing for Recovery with a 5k/10k run/ walk around Lourdes University. Wear a costume and enjoy music, refreshments and family fun. Pre-race packet pickup will be from 5-8pm Friday, October 28 at Dave’s Performance Footgear in Sylvania. 8:30amNoon. $40. Franciscan Center 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. 419-824-8462.

Thursday, 10.27



In Search of Fall Color - Brilliant fall color is on its way. Discover where and when it hits first in the Metroparks by taking a nice brisk walk through the park with an interpretive guide. 6:30pm. Space is limited. Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road, Swanton. 419-407-9700. Free

Spotlight on Community Development: Teaming Up for Toledo - Celebrate Toledo’s neighborhoods at the The Armory inside the Fleetwood Building at Hensville. $50. 6-9pm. The Armory, 28 N. St. Clair St., 419-242-3836.


Wednesday, 10.19



Speaking the Written Word - Learn about “Performance Poetry,” and “Finding Your Unique Voice” in writing. Led by David L. Bush, founder and executive director of The Madd Poets Society. 7pm. Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. 419-874-3135. Free

Jay Leno - The comedic giant stops in town for a one-night show as part of the Holy Toledo Laughfest. 8pm. $45-$99.50. The Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., 419-381-8851.

Friday, 10.21

Second Annual Rotary Lake Erie Watershed Conference - Lake Erie communities have been affected by algal blooms for many years now, with no end in sight. The Rotary Club of Toledo is hosting the Second Annual Rotary Lake Erie Watershed Conference to explore solutions. Speakers will explain the latest news on the algae crisis before discussions of various projects and programs aimed at fighting pollution and the blooms. $80. 8am-6pm Friday, SeaGate Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. 419-241-7060.

Thursday, 10.20



Bill Yosses, The White House State Dinner: Lessons in Soft Power - The renowned chef and Toledo Native was once the White House executive Pastry Chef. Hear his stories from the White House, attend a book signing, and more. This event is part of the TMA’s Art in Food series. 6pm. $10/in advance, $15/at the door. The Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, 2445 Monroe St., 419-245-8000.

Local Agriculutral Entrepreneurial Opportunity - Have you ever wanted to start a farm-based or food-based business but can’t because you don’t own a farm or land? Join panel members from the local Agricultural Incubator Foundation, the NOCK (coop) kitchen, and Hirzel Compost to learn how. Space is limited. 6-8pm. $20. The 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. 419-874-4174.


Saturday, 10.29 [fundraiser] 2016 Red Kettle Run - Race or walk while supporting the Salvation Army during the Children’s Fun Run. Win a prize for having the best Red Kettle costume. 7:30am registration, 9am race. $15-$30. International Park, 20 Main St., 419-270-8600.

[festival] St. Lucas Lutheran Church 130th Anniversary - Combining Oktoberfest with the Mission Fair, enjoy music, bounce houses, German brats and kraut, and tables highlighting ministries. Noon-5pm, with a 4pm worship service focusing on German heritage and Latin and African American cultures. St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave., 419-243-8198. Free


Sunday, 10.30

Kombucha Brewing Workshop - Learn the process of brewing and fermenting kombucha. Primary and secondary fermentation methods will be discussed. Check out the Boochy Mama’s fermentation room and giant SCOBYs. Ask a million questions! Workshop attendees will receive a 1 gallon glass jar, a SCOBY with starter kombucha, a dry tea bag pouch and flavoring herbs of your choice. $35. 6-8pm. Boochy Mama’s Probiotic Tonic, 130 10th St.,

Friday, 10.28

Poetry Speaks, Veterans and the Military - Veterans and members of the military are highlighted during this Poetry Speaks series. 6:30pm sign up. 7-8pm. The Toledo Lucas County Public Library Main Branch Huntington Room, 325 Michigan St., 419-259-5200. Free

Suffering from the total absence of Parks & Rec in your life? Do you find yourself wearing a fake mustache and offering platitudes about manliness and woodworking? Nick Offerman serves up an evening of stories from showbiz, tales of carpentry gone awry, songs and humor. The comedian, actor and author is best known for his role as Parks & Rec’s Ron Swanson. Expect his wife, comedian and actress Megan Mullally, to make an appearance. Ticketholders will receive a copy of Nick’s new book, Good Clean Fun. 7:30pm. Friday, October 21. $39.50-$49.50 Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI. 734-668-8397.

October 19 • November 8


Saturday, 11.5 [fundraiser] Covered International is hosting their Second Annual Black Tie Gold Gala - Cultivating awareness on the issue of sexual exploitation and trafficking, this event is raising funding to support women and children affected by this issue. Help provide the means to obtain a future residential program for women and their children transitioning out of a life of sexual exploitation. Purchase a single ticket or an entire table. Seating has a max capacity of 250 guests. 5:30pm. $50/per ticket, $100/VIP Gold Admission. Covered International, 201 Morris St., 419-583-6732.

[outdoors] Ten Mile Hike: Maumee River Fall Colors Enjoy the crisp fall air and autumn colors on the scenic Maumee River as you hike through three of our river Metroparks. Pack water and your own lunch. Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes recommended. 10am. Providence Metropark Dam Area, 13827 South River Rd., Grand Rapids, OH. 419-277-6276. Free

[fundraiser] Dia de los Muertos - Join the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Enjoy fabulous Mexican cuisine as well as a cash bar. 5:30pm-10pm. $25-$100. Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center, 1225 Broadway, Toledo. 419-241-1655.

Sunday, 11.6 [miscellanious] The Greater Toledo Postcard Show - Find antique postcards of historic landscapes and buildings, taking a small piece of history home with you. 10am. Franciscan Center Commons of Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. 517-230-0734. Free

Doug Amstutz Toledo According to_____________! Toledo’s a big town with a lot of friendly faces. Ever wonder what a walk in Ottawa Park, or throughout Downtown, is like for other residents? We’re stepping inside the soles and souls of Toledoans to learn how they fill up their Glass City.

How Doug fills up his glass(city)

Name: Doug Amstutz Age: Perpetually 25 Occupation: Owner/Operator of Realm Nightclub and Concert Venue Toledoan since: I was 6 months old.

The last store I went to is

All Star Music.

If money wasn’t an object, I would book the Foo Fighters.

When out of towners visit us, I always take them to Stella’s, Sakura or Mancy’s Steakhouse.

The local artists and musicians I love are too many to list! I see so much incredible local talent come thru our doors at Realm it’s impossible to name just one… some are – Noisy Neighbors, Angola Road, Tropic Bombs, Boogie Matrix, Peanutbutter Wiiliams & Friends, Johnny K’s Kommunity Service, Fail & Deliver, Jeff Stewart, The Bridges, Social Impact, RMO, Flatline Revival, Chris Shutters… and that’s just a few off the top of my head!

Thanks TCP Read�rs fo� Our 2 Wins!

The first three words that come to mind about Toledo are friends, home and family.

I know The Oasis will satisfy my munchies.

My favorite neighborhood is

Beverly in South Toledo.

I wish Club Bijou were still open. Toledo’s motto should be “It can happen

for you in Toledo.”

With all the potholes in the roads, Toledo’s theme song should be Down in a Hole – Alice in Chains

The Toledo Police Department and the Toledo Fire Department are the Toledoans I most admire. They put themselves at risk to keep us safe and secure!




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The street I drive/walk on most often is

Northwest Ohio Rib Off is my favorite


When I want to unwind I go to Doc Watson’s.

The hardest thing about living in Toledo is the weather, but the best thing is it will change again in an hour.


I always brag about Toledo’s live music scene, restaurants and great people!





When I am feeling a bit too much of Saturday night on a Sunday, I can always rely on Jaime at the Four Horsemen with the best Bloody Mary’s to make my day better.




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Spirit fingers If you already know what you’re going to read here, you probably don’t need this, but local spiritualist Sharon Kay offers psychic development classes to hone your senses beyond their earthly limitations. Presenting weekly seminars– upcoming topics include dreams, mental telepathy and tuning into your past lives. Kay has over 20 years experience in psychic readings and connecting people with deceased loved ones, so she will be able to bring your ESP talent to your conscious level. Class sizes are limited, so register early. 7-8:30pm. Tuesday, October 18 & Tuesday, October 25. $20 per class. Angela’s Angels, 5774 Main St., Downtown Sylvania. 419-824-4079.

Dodge Rampage $1,000. Call 419-290-2040 Harley ‘03 ultra classic. 100th Anniversary. 6,800 miles. Silver and black. $12,500 or best offer. Mint condition. 734-856-3552.

Call to Place your $10 Car ad here! 419.244.9859

2002 Silver Hyundai Elantra- Original owner, great runner, clean. 133k miles. Blue books for $3700 selling for only $3000. Call 419-309-3444 2002 Ford Taurus SESGood condition, many new parts with receipts available. Daily driver. 115k miles $3200 419-932-5311

Serenity now You’ve been putting off that “wellness” portion of healthy living for too long and it’s starting to catch up with you. Fortunately, Yogaja Yoga is hosting a free Yoga Fever weekend, offering class participation. Experience power yoga, mellow yoga and the Gaja Fly series, which involves stretching while being suspended in the air by yoga hammocks. Yogaja Yoga has classes for all skill sets. Show up to be spiritually and mentally aligned. Please register in advance. 8am-9pm. Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23. Yogaja Yoga, 3145 W. Central Ave., 912-308-2185. Free —JK

health and wellness events Saturday, 10.22

Friday, 10.27

Health: SPA Tranquili-TEA - Melanie Stinson, LMT, CCTEM, RMT will present a program to enlighten us on the health benefits of relaxation, first hand. Experience the difference between massage, healing touch, Reiki, crystal and transformational healing and more. $22.50. 11am-12:30pm. Clara J’s Tearoom, 219 West Wayne St. Maumee. 419-897-0219.

A full day of lectures on mental health and wellbeing are available to the Latino community, during the 2nd Annual Latino Mental Health Forum. Offered by NAMI of Greater Toledo, the conference features Lilleana Cavanaugh MBA, CPM, Executive Director of the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission and others. 8:45am-4:15pm. Friday, October 28. University of Toledo Scott Park Auditorium, 2225 Nebraska Ave., 419243-1119. Free

2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue- 3.5 liter V-6. Maroon/ Grey leathers 142k miles. Priced to go! $2650 419-309-3444

1999 Plymouth Breeze, 4-door. New battery, starter, tires, brakes, spark plugs, & wires. Power windows and doors, working A/C. $2,300 or best offer. 419-698-0008 Honda Accord $900. Call 419-290-2040


Judge Knot 3pc. band looking to play for special events, restaurants or lounges. 419-779-4532

DJ For hire! DJ Miss T!

50s & 60s band looking for a

Spinning various types of music for all occasions! For more information, e-mail me soon at Drummer looking to join Country or Blues band. Experiences from live shows, recordings, night clubs, etc. #419-345-8295


Lead guitarist seeks

working classic country or 50s/60s band. Please call 419320-4925 or 419-472-4766

bass player with vocal capability. We are a working band. #419-754-1869 or cell 419-280-4148 Skeleton Crue Now Auditioning

serious lead guitarists. Original music. Live concert shows. Call ASAP 419297-2928 ask for Jack Flh. Find us on, Facebook & Youtube!

91 Ford custom van. Original 62K. New tires, shocks, A-C 2 134, brake lines, belt, alternator, radiator and hoses. $4,500. #419-352-3335 2007 Vstar motorcycle. 650 CCs. 95K, new tires. Carb. and fuel system cleaned and tuned. New battery. #419-348-2308 call to place your $10 car ad here! 419.244.9859

For Sale Huge sports card collection for sale. Ruth, Mantle,

Aaron, Mays, Kalin, Elway, Marino, Montana, & E. Smith. 419-699-3398. 14 K medium sized ladies ring for sale. Made in 1940’s. Center white

diamond plus 12 diamonds. 419-699-3398

Vinyl collection 33s & 45s FOR SALE.

Beatles, Stones, oldies, classic rock 1950s to 1990s. Call 419-699-3398

Help Wanted Housekeeper Wanted. Dish washing, laundry, floors, and general housekeeping. Part-time. 419-536-2467.

In search of Military Veteran Musicians, Vocalist &

Original Music Writers...Northwestern Ohio & South Eastern Michigan: or 419-322-6955

For SALE/trade

Drummer looking for band, Yamaha Keyboard YPT-300 also plays keyboard. 419-754-3030. w/ case for sale. $100. 419-754-3030. Skeleton Crue

Now Auditioning Drummers. Original music. No big hot shot egos. Call ASAP 419-297-2928 or 419-283-9235 find us on, Facebook or Youtube!

Services Inexpensive assistance

with bankruptcy, no fault divorce and more by certified paralegal and notary public. ​platoniclegalforms@ Safe Step Walk-In Tub Alert for Seniors. Bathroom

Ads For Local Artists are Free! Ads run for 2 issues and must be renewed after the two issues. You must be: advertising for band members or selling instruments under $200 or just looking to jam. Business related ads run for $20. Limit 20 words per ad; 40 cents per additional word.

Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door. Anti-Slip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 1-800-906-3115 for $750 Off Overweight? I was Overweight and

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October 19 • November 8

Free Classifieds:

Individuals may receive one free 20-word ad per issue (products offered in ads must sell for under $75). Each additional word 40 cents, payment must accompany ad. Free ads run 1 issue and are reserved for private-parties use, noncommercial concerns and free services.

Line Classifieds: Only

$20 per issue for 20 words or less. Each additional word is 40 cents each and any artwork is $5 extra.

ten spot car lot: Only

$10 for 20 word or less that WILL RUN UNTIL CAR SELLS. Each additional word is 40 cents and any artwork is $5 extra.

Non-profit service organization is seeking

enthusiastic and flexible people to provide community integrated employment and daily supports to persons of all abilities. Up to $14 hourly based on experience. Please contact Christy Pruett at (419) 352-5059 or cpruett@ for additional information.

Announcements Celebrate Recovery is a

Christ centered Recovery program for anyone with hurts, habits and hang-ups Every Tuesday 7 to 8pm North Point

Lung Cancer? And 60 Years Old? If So, You and Your Family May Be Entitled To A Significant Cash Award. Call 800-897-7205 To Learn More. No Risk. No Money Out of Pocket.6 Acorn Stairlifts. The AFFORDABLE solution to your stairs! **Limited time -$250 Off Your Stairlift Purchase!** Buy Direct & SAVE. Please call 1-800-410-7127 for FREE DVD and brochure. Attention Small Businesses: Simplify Your Payroll & Taxes with Paychex! New customers receive one month of payroll processing free! Receive a Free Quote! Call 800-805-0164 Got Knee Pain? Back Pain? Shoulder Pain? Get a painrelieving brace -little or NO cost to you. Medicare Patients Call Health Hotline Now! 1- 800-419-3684 Life Alert. 24/7. One press of a button sends help FAST! Medical, Fire, Burglar. Even if you can’t reach a phone! FREE Brochure. CALL 1-800-746-0979

Pampering & Presents

Sunday, December 4th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM heather downs Country Club Light Appetizers & Cash Bar Come join us for an afternoon of shopping & pampering! The holiday season can be rough! Polish Changes & Chair Massages Available

Many vendors available with cash & carry items to complete your gift list!

Deadlines: Ad copy must

Call 419-244-9859 to advertise your pets and services for as little as $25 per issue The place to find all your pet needs

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Misprints: Credit toward future ads.

CREDIT CARD DEBT Crushing You? Call DEBT ACTION GROUP. For Limited Time, Retain Our Services for FREE. Slash or Eliminate Your Balances! Call for details: 1-800-611-2316 Stop OVERPAYING for your prescriptions! SAVE! Call our licensed Canadian and International pharmacy, compare prices and get $25.00 OFF your first prescription! CALL 1-800-254-4073 Promo Code CDC201625 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. Unable to work? Denied benefits? We Can Help! WIN or Pay Nothing! Contact Bill Gordon & Associates at 1-800208-6915 to start your application today!

AUTOS WANTED CARS/TRUCKS WANTED!!! All Makes/ Models 2002-2016! Any Condition. Running or Not. Competitive Offer! Free Towing! We’re Nationwide! Call Now: 1-888-368-1016

Events Annual Fall Rummage Sale. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 130 W. Broadway, Maumee. Friday, October 21st, 9am- 4pm. Saturday, October 22nd, 9am- noon. Community center off Allen St. Annual Lebanese Dinner - Enjoy delicious Lebanese food prepared by The Ladies Benevolent Society of St. George Cathedral. Also available Lebanese pastries for sale at the bakery counter. Serving from noon-7pm. Sunday, October 23rd. Tickets: $18.00 for adults, $10.00 for children. Carryout available. 419-475-7054. 3754 Woodley Rd., Toledo, OH 43606 mom2mom is not just another mom’s group.

Moms, are you looking for an encouraging atmosphere to meet other women and gain practical insights on strengthening your family? Join us! mom2mom is for women with children of all ages. We meet the first Wednesdays of each month (9/7-5/3) from 9:15-11:15 AM at Christ the Word Church, 3100 Murd Rd, Sylvania. Check us out at


Missing since October 5th, near Overland Parkway Apartments (West Toledo 43612). Offering a reward with her return. Please call 815-218-2744

ANGELS FOR ALL CANCER RELIEF NONPROFIT IS SEARCHING FOR VOLUNTEERS to be in our 2017 Cancer awareness calendar. Please send your picture and a short quote to alyssa@ if you would like to participate. Be sure to include your name and age, or request to remain anonymous. Picture may be of you, a scar, anything you feel you would like to share. The quote should be anything you would like to say. A hardship, thoughts, feelings, or whatever else you would like to accompany the photo. Please feel free to send an email if you have any questions. Be sure to use the highest photo quality possible. We may be able to arrange for you to have your photo taken by one our our members or volunteers if necessary. Thank you!

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NOW HIRING Sales Manager Are your looking for an opportunity to run your own publications and online business without the logistical hassles of content creation, design and production or distribution? We’re looking for an individual to manage our Northwest Ohio sales staff and sell our well respected and established products to print and online advertisers. Forward your cover letter and resume for an opportunity to manage our sales team, and to sell along side them. Base plus commission, with significant incentive for sales increases. Prior experience and strong background in sales, training and managing rep accountability is desirable. Be involved with our community of readers and advertisers while you earn. _________________________________________ Outside Sales Rep You know Toledo. You’re hungry to join a growing, fastpaced and fun team. You have sales experience (and if not, you’re such a great communicator that you seem to create meaningful relationships with nearly everyone). You’re reliable and accessible. You’re open to accepting constructive feedback and finding a rhythm. For you, there’s no such thing as a tough sell. A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. __________________________________________ Art Director/ Design Guru for local niche publications Lead a production team charged with creating the go-to sources for reliable, relevant information that motivate, inform and enrich the lives of our loyal community of readers. We’re looking for a committed graphic artist with a distinct graphic style and a impeccable command of design elements. (i.e. your taste in font usage is killer, you’re a wizard at sizing and placing art elements, you have an educated eye for design, etc.) You’re in your element leading a team and possess the ability to constructively critique others’ work. If you’re a talented art director type, hungry to set the design direction of each of our six publications, we would love to sit down and talk. _________________________________________ We’re excited to work with the right person who shares our vision and values. Welcome aboard.



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We can sing Happy Birthday to all Scorpios; see Mercury move into their sign; make resolutions on the new moon, and celebrate Halloween. All news should be good! — BY SUE LOVETT ARIES (March 21-April 19) You have the urge to travel again! Hopefully you can do it without compromising your career. Money looks good starting the 24th BUT you should think about saving some for a rainy day. Celebrate Halloween with good friends.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22) A trip on the 21st is fun so returning to work on the 24th is difficult. The fun starts again on the 26th as you prepare for Halloween. You wear something that looks like royalty and pass out elegant gifts to the children.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Starting the 22nd, you relax and go along with your partner’s ideas. Of course that doesn’t last very long. Get busy on your plans for the Trick or Treaters! You prefer making your own special treats for them.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21) On the 24th, you are excited about upcoming parties. You delight in scaring everyone at work. This is your favorite holiday so your home is decorated and you wear your costume when passing out goodies.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You want to stay near home (that’s unusual) the 22nd and 23rd to prepare costumes and “goodie bags� for the Trick or Treatersl The 29th and 30th are filled with party invitations but you stay at home to see the children on Halloween.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 20) A few days away starting the 21st should include a football game. Your team wins! Then you slow down and begin creating special gifts for Halloween. You still win a prize even if you wear last year’s costume.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) By the 24th you forget about home improvements and meet yourself coming and going preparing for Halloween. Take some treats to work and wear your costume also on the 31st. It will be easier because you are prepared.

CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19) You have already started making treats and designing costumes by the 19th. You may be gone the 22nd to visit friends or attend a football game, or both. From the 24th through the 31st it is all about Halloween.

LEO (July 23-August 22) The sun shines where you live after the 22nd but it does not keep you home. Your energy shifts to Halloween. Dress like a king or queen because you really are royalty. Wear your costume to work and let everyone there worship you!

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18) Beginning the 22nd think more about your career so you try to combine hard work and play at the same time. Play wins the argument so put your energy into a costume for Halloween. There are parties you attend the 29th and 29th.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22) You began on the 19th to prepare for Halloween. You are so conscious about healthy eating that you pass out apples to the children. Wear your costume to work (either a nurse or doctor) and end the month with a smile.

PISCES (February 19-March 20) You are thinking about travel. Make reservations for a cruise or on a beach this winter. You hate snow and ice and cold weather. Remember Halloween is coming so decorate your home, make your costume and get ready for parties.

Sue Lovett is available for personal astrology readings and private parties. 419-474-6399. CELEBRITY SCORPIOS – The busiest one right now is Hillary Clinton. Bruce Jenner was originally a Scorpio, but Caitlyn is a Gemini. Locally, Sashem Brey (RIGHT) of Channel 13 and Brady Hoke, former U of M football coach, light candles.

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October 19 to November 9

STYLE SENSE Interview by: Monique Ward

photos by Christine Senack

Hot Shots!

Young professionals mixed, mingled and previewed the Hot Glass exhibition during this fundraiser for The Arts Commission on Saturday, October 1.

Alli Hoag and Zac Weinberg with Rachel and John Whitaker.

Natalie Gray, Mel Prior, Lindsay Akens and Natalie Tranelli-Jacobs.

Alex Rodriguez Age 23 Occupation: Model & Nightclub Promoter

Old Orchard Block Party

The beautiful West Toledo neighborhood celebrated community with live music, activities and a potluck on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Sometimes style isn’t conventional or predictable— it’s completely experimental. That is exactly how male model, Alex (also known by his alias, Alejandro) describes his alternative and hip wardrobe. When he isn’t traveling across the country for impromptu photoshoots or fashion shows, you can find Alex promoting parties at nightclubs, like Realm, right here in Toledo.

Seated: David & Susan Lee Standing: Kent Cabatingan and Morgan Crowley John Mattimoe, Lisa Byers and Dave Towse.

I see you have quite a few tattoos. Do you know how many you have or have you lost count? I have 21 tattoos and I eventually want to cover my whole body with them. As long as I am breathing, I’m never going to stop getting tattoos.

What would you say sets your style apart from everyone else?

I am a skateboarder who mixes my love for Hip-Hop style with a Punk Rock swag. I have yet to run into someone who looks or dresses like me.

I love your gauges! They are very unique. Where did find them? At the jewelry kiosk in Franklin Park Mall called Body Arts. I buy gauges with stones because they are more eye-catching.

How can someone find those distressed jeans you have on? I get my jeans from Top Threadz Toledo at 2903 Dorr Street. The brand I wear mostly is Raw & Dirty Jeans, which most don’t know cost $150 per pair.

You are wearing a UT Rockets tee... Is that your way of showing your Toledo Pride? Do you wear Toledo gear on a regular basis?

Yes, I am one of those individuals that feel like, “You will do better in Toledo,” and it is what you make it. As a male model, I travel a lot and still have yet to experience anywhere like home. Too many people leave Toledo and forget where they come from. I want my style to scream that I’m from the Glass City.

October 19 • November 8


s ’ n w o t n w o D Saluting


corner Pam Weirauch, owner of Pam’s Corner, hasn’t always fed Toledo’s lunch crowd— for 24 years, she worked in a dental office. But, as she tells it bluntly, she needed a change: “Mid-life crisis, early 40s… I needed to do something for myself.” Since 2002, Pam’s Corner has become a fixture of the downtown scene. “The vibe downtown is incredible and people have a passion for being here. It’s a community all on its own,” Pam explains. For Pam, being an Unsung Hero is about building upon the community spirit and fostering care for her neighbors. When neighbors need help, even other restaurants, Pam pitches in. “I saw on Facebook once that one of the restaurants downtown was without a server and a hostess during a game night (for the Mudhens). So I went there and worked as a hostess. . . at another restaurant. People asked, ‘What are you doing here?’ And I said, ‘A friend needed something. Of course I’m gonna help— I know what it’s like to be understaffed during a busy time.’”

Pam Weirauch

To be successful in business, Pam has one rule: stay honest. “I’m not perfect and I screw up,” she admits. “But you have to acknowledge that and fix it. Having a small business is about integrity.”

Unsung Heroes is sponsored by ProMedica Cancer Institute. Treating people with cancer in our community isn’t just our job, it’s our passion. Our doctors and staff are inspired every day by the strength of people who refuse to let a cancer diagnosis define them. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we remind you that early detection is key. Be familiar with your breasts and discuss any changes with your doctor. Visit us at

10/19/2016 Toledo City Paper  
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