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Public responds to former mall site By Kelly J. Kaczala News Editor Residents filled Northwood City Council chambers on Jan. 25 to listen to economic development ideas for the former site of the Woodville Mall. The main mall structure was razed in 2014 due to structural issues. The city acquired the property at a sheriff’s sale in February 2016 for $200,000. Since then, it has been cleaning up the site, including the removal of asbestos. With the cleanup nearly complete, the city hasn’t yet decided whether the property should be for commercial, industrial, or residential development. Or maybe even a combination of the three. “It was vibrant at one point in time,” said Glenn Grisdale, the city’s economic development consultant who ran the meeting. “Over the years, it fell into disrepair,” he said. The Woodville Mall, Northwest Ohio’s first enclosed mall in 1968, “is no longer an asset in the community.” Demolition The city was straddled with a variety of environmental issues, he said. Among them: The site included 50,000 square feet of asbestos containing material tiles, and 771,844 square feet of spray on asbestos containing material insulation covering the entire footprint of the buildings, concrete walls, I-beams, ceiling tiles, hard plaster ceilings, and floors, according to Grisdale. The site was deemed too expensive for the private sector to fix, he said. “The private sector washed their hands of it. And eventually, it fell onto our laps,” he said,

Grisdale said some people have a false perception of the city as “a dying community with high commercial vacancy” and that it has nothing to offer businesses. But in reality, he noted, the city is a growing and stable community. Northwood is home to Wood County’s largest employers, such as Norplas, NAMSA, and FedEx. The city has undertaken every action possible leading up to remediating the site, he said, including acquiring all of the property except the 10 acre Sears parcel. It also received a state loan to help pay for demolition services and asbestos abatement. “We went before the Ohio Water Development Board. We became the first community in Ohio to get money loaned to us with a low interest rate to remediate asbestos. That was the best option for us,” said Grisdale. The cost to remediate the site is $4.2 million. The goal is to remediate the site by this spring and summer, he added. The city hired Brian McMahon, a real estate broker at Danbury National, to market the site.

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Ohio EPA seeks public comments on Envirosafe The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public information session and hearing on Tuesday to accept comments about a permit modification to add corrective actions for closed waste cells at Envirosafe Services of Ohio Inc Comments will be accepted by the Ohio EPA until Feb. 23. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Oregon City Council Chambers, 5330 Seaman Road. During the session, Ohio EPA officials will present information about the corrective measures and answer questions. During the hearing, which will immediately follow the information session, the public can submit comments for the record regarding the proposed action, according to the Ohio EPA. Envirosafe’s current operations in-

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clude accepting hazardous waste from off-site sources for storage, treatment or disposal in the hazardous waste landfill. Envirosafe treats hazardous waste in a containment building to meet certain regulatory requirements and disposes of the treated waste in the landfill. The active disposal portion of the facility is comprised of one waste disposal cell, designated as Cell M, located in the southern portion of the property. Older solid and hazardous waste cells require monitoring and corrective actions to protect the environment. The proposed permit modification would combine two ground water monitor-

ing requirements, including shallow and deep well monitoring, to assess corrective actions and detect new releases early, and monitor the bedrock aquifer. Corrective actions also include upgrading and maintenance of caps on old waste cells, leachate recovery, storm water drainage improvements, and other actions that will prevent exposure to hazardous waste. The action is not the result of any new issues at the facility, Dina Pierce, spokesperson for the Ohio EPA, told The Press last week. “The corrective actions are a result of the investigation the company started years ago as part of the rule requirements

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Envirosafe must follow. This includes continued bedrock aquifer monitoring normally required for landfills, and shallow and deep till groundwater monitoring that will continue as part of the ongoing corrective action requirements. Only two new wells would be installed. These would be going into the bedrock aquifer. Combined, the monitoring wells would detect if any new releases that would occur and assess the effectiveness of the corrective actions.” The draft permit modification and related information can be viewed online or at Ohio EPA’s Northwest District Office, 347 North Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green. For an appointment, call 419- 352-8461. Written comments on the draft permit will be accepted at the hearing. Comments may also be mailed to Ohio EPA, Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, Attn. Chloe Mercier, DERR, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049, or



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Northwood gets public input on former mall site Continued from front page All utilities The city has begun a site planning and visioning process, said Grisdale, an economic development/planner for Reveille in Bowling Green. “The site has all the utilities – water, sewer, storm retention and electric. There’s electric capacity there that could pretty much accommodate anything,” he said, including enough electricity to service a steel facility. The site is also close to major highways, such as I-280 and the turnpike, he added. “We’re in a good location. We’re close to state highways, close to Toledo, the Jeep facility, and the airport.” Zoning is available to accommodate any kind of development, he said. “If we come to the conclusion there’s something that our zoning doesn’t allow for, we have all the tools in place to be flexible to change the zoning. We have all these things in place.” The city also has been earmarking funds over the last three years for economic development, he added. “We have all the economic incentives and resources in place. Your elected city officials have been putting additional resources into planning to make sure your community is ready to accommodate anyone. We’ve created areas within the city that offer property tax abatements to help bring in new property valuation. Residential property abatement is also available for residential renovations. We need to have those renovations in place to keep us open for business.”

Feedback The city is getting ready to remediate the site, and will continue to seek community feedback, refine the site planning process, align community tools and resources to maximize site readiness, and market the site to interests that are well matched to the community’s desires and market realities, he said. Also attending the meeting were Mayor Ed Schimmel, members of city council, City Administrator Bob Anderson, Kim Vaculik, the city’s planning and zoning official, Dave Kuhn, the city engineer, and Scott Sellers, of Midwest Environmental, who is assisting in razing the mall buildings. Auto supply McMahon said a good fit for the site could be an auto supply company. “In my opinion, one of the better uses that should be explored for this property is possibly a supplier. Not only for Jeep. The next generation of transportation is autonomous vehicles. And it’s probably coming to this market. This would be a great site for that.” McMahon was asked by a resident if he had been contacted yet by developers interested in the site. McMahon said he’s had some interest. “I’ve had a fair number of inquiries. But nobody yet who is ready to write a check and buy the site,” he said. He expects more serious interest once the property becomes “site ready.” A resident suggested making the site agricultural, since Hirzel Canning Company owns property nearby. “They use a portion of that land to spray some of their extra water they might

What type of land uses / activities do you feel are most fitting for this site? 2.17% 15.22% 4.35% 17.39% 36.96% 23.91% 100%

Residential Commercial Industrial Public Uses A mixture of all of these uses Let the market decide, as long as its buffered properly Totals

Source: City of Northwood Mall Redevelopment Site Visioning Forum

If buffered properly, would you approve of the site being used for industrial purposes? Yes No Abstain, I would need more information Totals

Source: City of Northwood Mall Redevelopment Site Visioning Forum

not need onto that site,” said Grisdale. “We are in close contact with Hirzel. They are a vital asset to the community. That might be a possibility. At the end of the day, you might say we have enough of everything, and we want it to be farmland. There might be a part of that site that would be a good public purpose.” Residents were given digital clicking devices to vote on questions regarding the mall. Among the questions: “What type of land uses/activities do you feel are most fitting for this site?” A majority – 37 percent –

13.64% 59.09% 27.27% 100%

voted for a mix of residential, commercial, industrial and public use. Seller said the demolition of Tireman and the Anderson stores “should start in two weeks.” Grisdale said he expects to plan more community meetings to get feedback from the public. “We’re going to continue to do that process,” he said. ”At the end of the day, we’re going to have to consolidate these ideas.”

Republican Women’s Club welcome judicial candidates Members of the Wood County Republican Women’s Club recently met for their first meeting of 2018 in Perrysburg. Speakers included Judge Gene Zmuda, current Lucas County Common Pleas candidate for the Sixth District Court of Appeals, and Judge Craig Baldwin, candidate for Ohio Supreme Court. Judge Baldwin was appointed to the Fifth District Court of Appeals in 2013, and was elected to the position in 2014 and again in 2016. Prior to his time on the appellate court, he served eight years as a judge in the Licking County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division. Both candidates shared their experiences and their reason for seeking judgeships to higher courts. In addition, the 25 members and guests attending the meeting discussed upcoming outreach opportunities to promote Republican candidates throughout Wood County. The highlight of the meeting was the

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Foundation elects officers The Ottawa County Community Foundation, Inc. recently held its annual organizational meeting. Elected as officers to head the Foundation in 2018 were Joy Roth – president; Jan Preston – vice president; Marcia Jess – secretary; and John

Madison – treasurer. In addition, Mary Coffee, Tina Hablitzel, Jon James and John Madison were re-elected to three-year terms on the board of directors. Brian Koenig, of Elmore, was approved as the newest board member, bringing the board roster to 14 members. “With current assets of more than $8.3 million, which are invested for the future, we were able to support 29 special projects by local organizations, 107 students seeking higher education, as well as other donor directed giving,” Roth said. Scholarship applications for graduating seniors can now be obtained from the guidance office at high schools throughout Ottawa County. This is also the time when the Grants Committee accepts requests for funding for 2018-19. Interested organizations should refer to the Grant Guidelines, which are available online at The deadline for applications is Thursday, March 15. Questions regarding grants or schol-

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Stahl pleads case for nuclear credits By Larry Limpf News Editor Mark Stahl, an Ottawa County commissioner, last week told an Ohio senate committee in written testimony that current utility regulations are pushing the state toward a heavy reliance on a single energy source – natural gas – along with subsidized renewable sources. Stahl wrote to the senate’s Public Utilities Committee, which is considering a bill that would allow a utility to recover costs for zero-emissions nuclear credits from its customers. The economic benefits of the DavisBesse nuclear power plant are vital to Ottawa County and the region, he wrote. “We are already grappling to address the significant reduction in tax revenue from the recent devaluation of the plant,” Stahl wrote. “Closure would mean we have an even bigger gap to fill. Our Ohio utilities are mandated by state law to buy wind and solar credits in significant quantities to serve customers, further distorting the market. Nuclear power, however, is afforded no such luxury – despite the fact that Ohio’s two nuclear plants supply about 90 percent of the state’s clean energy.” FirstEnergy Solutions owns the DavisBesse and Perry nuclear power plants in Ohio and the Beaver Valley nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. The company also owns two coal-fired plants on the Ohio River. Senate Bill 128 creates the ZeroEmissions Nuclear Resource program that requires electric distribution utilities to purchase zero-emissions nuclear credits and recover the purchase costs through a

rider imposed on retail electric service customers. The argument behind the program is that the subsidies to nuclear plants are needed to maintain a mix of power sources in the state and support generators with cleaner emissions than coal. Critics of such credits say they reward uncompetitive plants poorly suited for today’s energy needs. Stahl, however, contends the current Ohio energy market is distorted. “It looks like a market and sounds like a market, but the truth is that Ohio operates under a set of rules where regulators and quasi-government agencies pick the winners and losers in the wholesale electric marketplace,” he wrote. “With the current set of rules Ohio’s power producers must follow, it poses risks to our electric grid. These rules dictate that energy supply decisions be based on the lowest short-term cost, ignoring the long-term considerations that were once analyzed by state utility commissions. They do not consider the value that nuclear power plants deliver to our electric system – a carbon free resource that can reliably operate around the clock with enough fuel on site to operate constantly for up to a year regardless of the weather.” Court case decided The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio can’t order FirstEnergy power companies to refund $43 million to customers for the “imprudent” purchase of renewable energy credits made in 2010, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. A court majority determined the order violated the rule against “retroactive ratemaking” because the power companies sought and received PUCO approval each quarter to add the charges to customer bills.

Justice William O’Neill said the state’s “no-refund rule” may be perceived as unfair or sometimes results in a windfall for the utility company, but “it is the statutory scheme that requires this result,” and only the state legislature, not the court, can change it. During the selecting and awarding of bids to provide renewable energy, FirstEnergy requested the information about the participants and the amounts paid to be sealed. The PUCO granted the request, which was opposed by consumer and environmental organizations. The court ruled that the commission did not provide adequate justification for granting trade secret status to the information, and remanded the matter to the commission to provide more detailed reasoning for sealing the information or to make it public. Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and Justice Patrick F. Fischer joined Justice O’Neill’s opinion. Justice Sharon Kennedy agreed with the portion of the lead opinion that remanded the trade secret issue to the PUCO but wrote that Ohio law does not allow the PUCO to order a refund. However, had the PUCO added language to FirstEnergy power companies’ rate plan, it could have sought refunds, she wrote. Her opinion was joined by Justices Terrence O’Donnell and R. Patrick DeWine. Justice Judith L. French dissented, stating that FirstEnergy agreed to allow the PUCO to reduce charges to customers for energy credits that were not prudently purchased as part of an overall three-year rate plan. She wrote that the PUCO was entitled to audit the purchases at a later date to determine if refunds were justified.

Grant assists next generation of farmers By Press Staff Writer A grant from the Toledo Community Foundation is being used to assist the next generation of farmers. The grant recipient, the Black Swamp Conservancy, is launching an initiative to connect growers with training opportunities and assistance to increase local and sustainable food production. The Northwest Ohio Farm Access Program is the first of its kind in Ohio, according to the conservancy. “This program will play a key role in helping to identify and support sources for local, sustainable food production in northwest Ohio,” said Keith Burwell, President of the Toledo Community Foundation. Rob Krain, executive director of the conservancy, said the program will provide a conduit between retiring and aspiring farmers while furthering the conservancy’s goals of protecting land and water resources and natural habitats. “We are dedicated to protecting our

land and water resources, as well as our natural habitats, primarily through conservation easements,” he said. “This initiative is helping us to continue our ecological restoration efforts throughout northwest Ohio. Ohio is losing an estimated 50 acres of farmland a day, and Ohio farmers are an average of 55 years old. This is a critical time for farming in Ohio, as today’s farmers are producing commodities for export, while consumers are eating food imported from far away. As farmers plan to retire, possibly without heirs to whom they can pass on their land, aspiring farmers face limited access to land and then high land prices.” The program will benefit Northwest Ohio, Krain said, by enhancing: • Acquisition and protection of prime farmland around Northwest Ohio. • Ecological restoration activities in regional farmland, particularly as it pertains to improved water quality. • Establishment of agricultural properties as sustainable operations that grow foods for local consumption.

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“There is a growing interest in starting small scale, local agricultural businesses, but existing agricultural land is exceedingly consolidated. And when it is available, land is very expensive, especially as you get closer to population centers,” he said. “The conservancy will identify and acquire farms that would be appropriate for these purposes, work to fund ecological restoration activities, and then connect aspiring farmers to this more affordable land. According to a 2017 survey by the National Young Farmers Coalition, the next generation of farmers expects to face barriers such as access to land, affordable health care and mounting student loan debt. Finding affordable land on a farm income was cited as one of the main reasons why farmers quit and aspiring farmers haven’t started. The survey collected data from 3,517 current, former and aspiring farmers under 40 years old. Contact Chris Collier at Black Swamp Conservancy at, or by calling 419-833-1025.

Citizen Police Academy The Oregon Police Division will hold its 2018 Police Academy beginning Monday, March 5 from 7-9 p.m. and continuing Monday evenings through May 14 in the City of Oregon Community Room, 5330 Seaman Rd. Citizens attending will learn about the police division’s daily operations, crime prevention, criminal investigations, road patrol tactics, self-defense and other related topics. The hands-on educational training program is taught by Oregon Police officers. The academy is open to ages 18 and older who have a valid driver’s license and pass a background check. Preference will be given to applicants who live or work in Oregon. Class size is limited to 20 participants. To register or for more info, contact Sgt. Tony Castillo at 419-698-7180 or email

Youth Patch Day Area youths are invited to join Partners for Clean Streams for an afternoon of learning and fun at the 16th Annual Partnering for Clean Streams Youth Patch Day Workshop Sunday, March 18 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bay Shore Rd., Oregon. The event will include hands-on activities geared specifically toward kids in second through fifth grade. Participants will learn about freshwater resources and how to keep them clean and abundant. Pre-registration is required no later than March 7. For the complete Patch Program curriculum, visit

Civil War Roundtable Monthly meetings of the Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable will resume Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Navarre Park Shelter House, 1001 White St. Ample lighted parking is available. Guest speaker will be Ken Baumann of the Ann Arbor Civil War Roundtable, who will present a program on Fort Powell, which once stood guard on Mobile Bay. Prior to the main program, there will be a short business meeting along with some Civil War trivia and the monthly book raffle.

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Transformation obvious By J. Patrick Eaken Press Staff Writer

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Front row, Kendall Wells, Alexandria Manthey, Anna Giller, and (back row) Serena Williams-Gareau and Paige Titsworth are principle players in the Clay High School Limelighters production of the Broadway musical "Little Women" Production dates are February 9, 10, and 11. Curtain times for the Friday and Saturday performances are 7:30 PM and the Sunday matinee is at 3:00 PM. Advanced reserved seating tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 419-6930665 ext. 2150. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

If you haven’t noticed, the footprint at the corner of Lemoyne and Woodville roads looks a lot different now. Discussing the new Northwood Schools pre-K through grade 12 was a “no-brainer” for Superintendent Greg Clark at the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Communities address at St. Charles Mercy Hospital last week. Northwood partnered with the Ohio Schools Facility Commission, which resulted in a brand new 130,000 square foot building. In the original plan, the Ohio School Facilities project was to cost $33 million. Voters approved a 4.9 mill, 37-year property tax to pay for two-thirds of the price. A grant from the Ohio Schools Commission paid for the remaining $11.5 million. “Everyone knows that we’ve had quite the year of transformation at Northwood Schools with the brand new building,” Superintendent Greg Clark said. “We now have our pre-schoolers through 12th grade students under one roof, and the campus looks very different. Now, we’re moving into the phase of trying to make our campus for the broader community more and we’re working on partnerships with the City of Northwood and their recreation programs to be able to open up our spaces to more folks.” The end result was the old high school building was the only district facility that wasn’t razed, and Clark said it will be put to good use. “We had a lot of meetings, and at the very first meeting that we had with the State of Ohio, in our process of putting together the plan, there was a lot of conversation about tearing down everything. But over the course of those meetings, obviously, the plan changed,” Clark said. “So, by the time we had signed off on our plan, our plan was always to keep the 1964 Northwood High School building. It’s now called the Arts, Athletics, and Administration, so my office is there. The

state doesn’t co-fund a central office, so we were able to remodel space a lot cheaper than build new. “We’ve kept the 800-seat auditorium and all the spaces that our art kids use and music as well. We have transformed some of the academics section classrooms, took down walls, and it is a fabulous fitness facility. We’re looking with the city to not only have that for our athletes and our students, but also working with the city to be able to open that up for community use as well.” One new amenity that has developed is a Bradner Road property that has become an outdoor classroom. It also includes partnerships with state agencies. “That’s a really exciting piece. Northwood Schools has owned 20 acres on Bradner Road since the 1970s, back in 1973, I believe. That land was purchased from the neighboring farmer,” Clark said. “The plan at that time was this community was all growing and they thought they were going to need a brand new elementary school on that side of town. So, that never end came to fruition. “But that land and the purchase agreement has some title restrictions with regards to how that land can be used, and so we’ve developed it into an outdoor classroom. Our kids go out there and we’ve got a creek that runs through that property that is a tributary to the lake, and with all the water quality issues that are in the news around us, our science kids are monitoring the water quality in that creek. We’ve been out there as an outdoor classroom for about three years. “Then this past summer, we were able to connect to the trail at Nature Trails with an additional .66 miles of loop for walking so that we can not only have our kids use it as an outdoor classroom, but allow the community to have that space, too, to add to the walking trails at the park. “We have a partnership with multiple agencies from the state and federal government that have helped us with planting it back into a natural state. If any of you drove by it this past year, the coreopsis flowers were just gorgeous."

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More housing, lower crime, in Northwood last year By Kelly J. Kaczala Press News Editor Increased revenues, a high compliance rate with a new property maintenance code, streets improvements, and the demolition of the Woodville Mall, were among some of the highlights in Northwood last year, according to Mayor Ed Schimmel’s state of the city address. “The demise of the mall and the demolition of its buildings offer a renewed hope for development on a site that has been a community eyesore for the past few years,” said Schimmel. This is the year, he added, that the city will “eulogize the Woodville Mall,” with the removal of the last buildings on the site. This year, Northwood residents will see additional housing, resurfaced streets and improved recreational opportunities. “Our business community will continue to be welcomed by a streamlined regulatory environment and incentives that can be authorized quicker than any community in the region,” he said. Positive balance The city began the year with another positive balance sheet due to stable income tax collections, increased general revenues, “and the seeds of growth and renewal that we continue to plant,” he said. “Though income tax collections were relatively flat in 2017, the city was able to sustain the 20 percent increase that occurred in 2016,” he said. “Our dedication and devotion towards lean government allows us to work faster and smarter.” It’s possible that the city could see the highest valued commercial improvement in the county, he added. “I’ll hopefully be able to share with you more news on this front as the year progresses,” said Schimmel. Economic development This year, the city will continue the strategic deployment of numerous neighborhood revitalization, economic development and planning tools that were developed over the past few years, said Schimmel. “Tools are only effective when used

properly and judiciously, so it’s vital that we continue to make strategic investments in planning, people, and neighborhoods,” he said. “Our programs have helped to increase new real property investments on residential and construction projects by 74 percent. We will continue to look for areas to apply our updated community reinvestment area program to provide new residents and investors with tax relief on new property investments, and provide new residents to the community,” he said. Compliance Schimmel noted there was an 80 percent compliance rate with the city’s new property maintenance and vacant property ordinance in 2017. “The stability of our neighborhoods shouldn’t be the responsibility of only two people. I am calling on every city resident to assist us in revitalizing our neighborhoods. This can consist of keeping grass mowed and bushes trimmed all the way to adding a new coat of paint on a house. This also means helping keep our neighborhoods in good repair and reporting issues to city staff so that problems can be identified and acted on before they become nuisances,” he said. Efforts to help improve the neighborhoods, he added, “will promote the livability and desirability of Northwood, which, over time, will attract more housing and businesses.” Matching grant The city designed a matching grant program to reinvigorate the facades of income producing commercial properties on Woodville Road, which Schimmel called “a vital center of commerce.” “This program was received so well in its first year that it caught the eye of the new owner of the Great Eastern Plaza. Through the industriousness of local business owner Jean Garrison, a plaza tenant who helped to coordinate improvements, over $1 million of new improvements were made. She is a fine example of a collective base of residents that, amid other responsibilities, chose to invest their time to make our community a better place. Many of these individuals, like Jean, meet at our

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monthly Business and Progress luncheons and we welcome anyone with a business, idea or an interest in our community to attend,” he said. Energy efficiency This year will be the first year property owners will be able to tap into low interest, long term financing to make energy efficient improvements to their properties, said Schimmel. “Northwood will be Wood County’s first community to join the “Energy Special Improvement District, and also be the first to avail ourselves of the special financing offered to install cost saving, energy efficient lighting at all city buildings,” said Schimmel. “These lighting improvements will be made by the summer, and will be another example of our policy of incrementalism, doing small things in a great way.” Police and fire Schimmel noted that the crime rate in the city has declined for the fifth year. Over this period, major crimes are down 20 percent and traffic crashes are down two percent. This is largely because of investments made in our 28 member police department that places a premium on transparent, progressive community policing,” he said. The city’s dispatch logs and police reports, as well as neighborhood level crime data, can be accessed by going directly to the police department’s web page at Schimmel praised the staff of 40 in the Fire/EMS Department, which increased its personnel by seven last year. “Their progressive outreach efforts helped to decrease runs and fire events for the second year in a row,” he said. “Our fire and EMS personnel also continue to strive to be the best in their profession, meeting, and many times exceeding, necessary training hours to make our community safer while providing round-theclock fire and EMS staffing,” he said. Streets Last year, 12 streets were revitalized with new pavement, curbs, gutters, catch basins, or water and sewer lines. Oregon Road received new pavement and pedestrian connectivity elements, from sidewalks

to bike lanes. “Some of the county’s largest and most productive businesses are located along Oregon Road. These improvements will allow residents and employees to move along the corridor in ways they’ve never experienced before,” said Schimmel. Residents and many employees located in businesses in the McNerney Business Park will see the improvement of the intersection at Tracy and Wales roads. “This turn lane will not only reduce the time to navigate the intersection but help businesses in the park to more efficiently move goods and services. Our long term goal is to improve pedestrian connectivity in this area so that employees can ship, dine and embrace new learning opportunities at Owens Community College. Some of these employees could be from Sahm Glass, which last year selected McNerney Business Park to be home to its North American Headquarters.

Safe room applications Applications are being accepted for the Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program, which provides rebates for the purchase and construction/installation of tornado-safe rooms for Ohio homeowners selected for the program. “The entire state of Ohio is at risk of an EF5 tornado, which produces 250-mileper-hour winds capable of destroying most structures,” said Steve Ferryman, Ohio EMA mitigation branch chief. A safe room is an extreme-wind shelter or space that provides protection to people during a tornado. It can be constructed/installed in one of several places in the home – in the basement, beneath a concrete slabon-grade foundation or garage floor, or in an interior room on the first floor. A safe room may also be buried in the yard or be a stand-alone structure near your home. Residents selected for the program are eligible for a rebate up to 75 percent of the cost to install or construct a safe room – up to a maximum of $4,875. The deadline to apply for the rebate program is 5 p.m. March 19. Register online at the Ohio EMA website at https:// AnnualSafeRoomPages/AnnualHomePage. aspx.


Gypsy moth treatment The Ohio Department of Agriculture is planning aerial gypsy moth treatments in areas across the state in early spring to show the spread of the destructive insect. Gypsy moths are invasive insects that attack more than 300 different types of trees and shrubs, with oak being the preferred species. In its caterpillar stage, the moth feeds heavily on the leaves of trees and shrubs limiting their ability to photosynthesize. A healthy tree can usually withstand only two years of defoliation before it is permanently damaged or dies. Department staff members will host open houses in treatment areas designed to offer attendees the opportunity to speak directly with those who work with the program and view maps of treatment areas. Locally, open houses will be held Monday, Feb. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Buckland and Hayes Ave., Fremont; and Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 6-8 p.m. at the Seneca County Fairgrounds, Junior Fair Building, Tiffin. Currently in Ohio there are 51 counties under gypsy moth quarantine, limiting the movement of regulated articles out of those counties. Citizens who cannot attend the open houses and would like to provide official comment about the proposed treatment blocks should send correspondence to the department by Feb. 28. Letters can be sent by email to plantpest@agri. or by hard copy to the attention of the Gypsy Moth Program, Plant Health Division – Building 23, Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068.

Opioid forum set Eastwood Community Improvement Corp is sponsoring an opioid forum and panel discussion Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Pemberville American Legion: Riverbank Banquet Center, 405 E. Front St. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Robert Forney, chief toxicologist at the Lucas County Coroner’s Office. Various other speakers will be on hand to discuss the opioid crisis that is affecting Wood County and the rest of the country.

Oregon City Schools lauds new community partners By J. Patrick Eaken Press Staff Writer Oregon City Schools Business Manager Dean Sandwisch praised partnerships for new advancements within the district at the Eastern Maumee Chamber of Commercehosted State of the Communities address last week. “Oregon City Schools is enjoying a pretty nice time right now and I think the reason for that is because we are really working within our strategic plan. We’re bringing in partners that are really helping us to accomplish that,” Oregon City School Business Manager Dean Sandwisch said. He mentioned new partnerships with Mercy Health Care, KUKA Robotics, Renhill Staffing, Toledo Refining, and Sun Federal Credit Union. “Partnerships that are highlighted are Sun Federal Credit Union — we have a branch office right at Clay High School and our marketing students are running that and just doing a great job. It’s amazing just how real life this is. It’s not a classroom experience, it’s a real life experience for their opening accounts and they are really working with each other,” Sandwisch said. “We’ve had the Mercy Health Center at Clay High School for a couple years now, but I think we start to take that for granted how special that is. That is growing into helping our med tech students, and helping our students to see exactly what happens in that area as well. “We recently developed a relationship with the KUKA plant — KUKA puts together the Wranglers for the Jeep plant. They’ve been just so inviting to us, and to our engineering students. They have over 250 robots and when they retool this spring, we’re getting one of those robots into Clay High School. It is just a special relationship and it’s only because of the partnerships that we are developing.” “We’re working with Renhill in a partnership that they’ll have an office space at Clay High School to help with employability skills. Some of the soft skills that every time we talk to business folks, they are seeing that we need to work on these soft skills. Just being to work on time, being to work at all, and being to work drug-free

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and we have representatives from Toledo Refining. We have a wonderful committee,” Sandwisch said. “We’ve met once and we’re going to be meeting again, so we’re excited by the direction and the leadership that Hal is putting forth, but it’s also just contagious in that every one of our buildings is just a different culture and has a different feel of growth about it.” There is a little excitement developing, too, for students, in a new program that branched off from the robotics club. “We’ve really been looking at three different areas,” Sandwisch said. “We’ve been working the academic area, arts and athletics, and our community schools foundation has really helped and come right alongside of us. Some highlights — in academics, we just started a drone racing league, and our students are already doing a robotics club, a STEM club, but drone racing is something brand new that they are all getting involved in.” As far as capital improvements, the biggest development is air conditioning in the buildings, which teachers say is already paying dividends. “This past year, we have air conditioning in every classroom throughout the district,” Sandwisch said. “It doesn’t sound like it is a need item, but it really has developed into a need item. It is no longer a want item. The teachers are reporting that our students are much further ahead earlier in the school year because of that comfort level. In the arts, that air conditioning idea is now moving into the big spaces. The big spaces are going to include Fassett’s auditorium. In fact, we’re putting an ad in the paper (this week) and we’re bidding it out. It doesn’t sound real, but we’re preparing for summer work already—we’re bidding those out. “In athletics, many of you took part in that press box project, but we’re also doing some of the larger areas and the foundation is helping with that. We’re continually looking into improving our athletics, so our experience is not only for our athletes but also for the community as well, as they come in, and that includes air conditioning in the new gym at Clay High School is another item on the docket for this summer, so we have that comfort as everyone participates in there.”

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Gold Stars: From athletic champions to volunteer champions No money, trophies or medals go with the 31st Annual Gold Star Awards, just a gold star for the refrigerator, congratulations and thank you from an observer. Mike Smith, recipient of the Dorie Steinmetz Memorial Community Service Award from the East Toledo Family Center for volunteerism and community service. Nicole Conley and Jan Melnek, recipients of the Shining Star Award from the East Toledo Family Center for their “steadfast commitment to their family and children.” Rocky and Abigail Garcia, recipients of the William Carswell Coach of the Year Award from the East Toledo Family Center for building strong character. Amy Schlageter, Genoa second grade teacher, named Toft’s Teacher of the Month for February. EleSondra DeRomano, founder of STARS (Standing Together Against Real Slavery) located at Unity United Methodist Church in East Toledo, recipient of the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her fight against sex trafficking. Dylan Thorp, Oak Harbor, and Oscar Sanchez, Dylan D’Emilio and James Limongi of Genoa, state wrestling champs. Garrett Gray, Clay grad and Tiffin University senior, NCAA Division II wrestling champion at 285 pounds. Paul Greener, Benton-Carroll-Salem bus driver, recipient of the 2017 David L. Drum School Bus Mechanic of the Year Award given by the Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation. Bob Szegedi, Al Jacob, Karl Katafiasz, Earl Cousino, George Rowe and the East Toledo Club inductees in the East Toledo Junior Football League’s Hall of Fame. Kevin Katafias, Genoa Middle School Principal and basketball official for 40 years, inducted into the Northwest Ohio District Basketball Officials Association Hall of Fame. Holly Vargo-Brown, Waite grad and coach of The Ohio State University SyncroSwim team, for its national championship and her USA Synchro Collegiate Coach of the Year award. Janet Zale, Oregon Police detective, and Kimberly Kaufman, executive director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, recipients of the YWCA’s 22nd Annual Milestones award. Joe Irwin, Waite High senior, second place in Skills USA Ohio competition in the sheet metal category. Sky Marko, Emily Ankenbrandt, Adison Leichty, Shyane Peacemaker and Megan Gould, Genoa High students who shared a $2,500 college savings award for their first-place video entitled Start Recording/Start Talking produced for a statewide contest sponsored by Drug Free Action Alliance. Rose (Singlar) Belville, 82, recipient of the Northwest Region Excellence in Community Service Award presented by the Ohio School Board Association for her volunteer work in the Ohio Reads program at Coy Elementary School. Matthew Snyder, a Clay High student, Eagle Scout. Kyle Myrice, Clay High student, winner

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of two state awards from the Ohio FFA Foundation in the categories of Aquarium Management and Nature Interpretation. The Clay aquarium management team of Myrice, Elizabeth Vincent, Kelsey Meldrum, Brian Spencer and Jake Lafferty, took second place in the team competition. John Jardine, Cardinal Stritch student, named Young Person of the Year by the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce for, among other accomplishments, being named an ACT Perfect Score recipient and a National Merit finalist. John Melnyk, Northwood, named Person of the Year by the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce for his dedication to the City of Northwood as a councilman, member of the tree commission and the driving force behind


the operation of the city’s monthly food bank. Erek Hansen, 16, of Curtice, who ended his nine-year recycling project. During that time Erek annually collected more than 3,000 pairs of jeans and 2,000 pairs of shoes. James DeMeo, Clay grad and Defiance College senior, who set the college’s career record for tennis wins with 108. Robert and Blanche Hager who celebrated 70 years of marriage with a party at Orchard Villa. Jose Rosales, Oregon, staff sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps, honored at the Governor’s Distinguished Hispanic Ohioans Awards Gala for his military service which includes serving as Joint Operations Chief for the Innovative Readiness Program through the Department of Defense. Chance Milledge, Oak Harbor student battling cerebral palsy, named All-American by the U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, for his performance in track and field. Brothers Brandon and Tony Gardull, Clay grads, for their service in the U.S. Army. The two served together for 10 months in Afghanistan. Brandon, 32, who served 10 years, joined the City of Oregon Police force. Tony, 30, is a first Lieutenant. Paul Stricker, Oak Harbor, co-owner of XakBee Electronics for leading the effort to send care packages to his business partner, Jerry Britt, and the soldiers of his national guard unit stationed in Kuwait. Maggie Hunt and Zach Parcher, Wood County residents, state champion golfers in the Special Olympics. The two honed their skills at Tanglewood Golf Course in Perrysburg Township. Natasha Howard, Waite and Florida State University basketball star, and now a member of the Minnesota Lynx, WNBA champs.

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Ron Dusza, Scott Lopez, Jennifer Ragland, John Suto and Elizabeth Ujvagi, inducted into the Birmingham Hall of Fame. Nate Holcomb, Oak Harbor, recipient of the Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program’s annual award for conservation work. Holcomb worked closely with James Smith of Oak Harbor on Smith’s property located along the Portage River. Smith was also recognized by the Ottawa County Soil and Water Conservation District as Cooperator of the Year. Charles Neal, long-time band director at Clay High School honored by the Oregon Schools by dedicating their new press box the Charles Neal Press Box. Grace Blandin, Maddie Eye, Emily Lovell and Rebecca Swartz, members of the Lake High School Students in Action team honored as the top team in the country at the 45th Jefferson Awards national ceremony in Washington, D.C. One of the team’s efforts was to raise $12,000 to pay off the home of a faculty member diagnosed with cancer. Al Thompson who finished his USA Perimeter Bicycle Ride to raise money for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children. David Jaco, 1973 Clay grad, inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame. Jaco fought famous heavyweights Mike Tyson, Leon Spinks, George Foreman and Donovan Razor Ruddock. He finished his career with a 24-25 record. Olivia Kesling, age 7 of Oregon, who with the help of seamstress Cheri Summers made her own First Communion dress from her mother Leigh Ann’s wedding dress. Bethany Grayczyk, 24 of Oregon, for embarking on an 11-month, 11-country World Race mission with Adventures in Missions to raise awareness to help the helpless and the homeless.


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Mike DeStazio of DeSTAZio’s, Elmore, is ready to serve up a pizza as you like it. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean) “STAZ” part of DeSTAZio’s is a reference to the nickname given to DeStazio by his former Woodmore basketball players and still used by his Genoa teams. Family is a big part of the business. DeStazio’s daughter, Kelly, her friend, Vann, and grandson, Myles, all work there. Connie, DeStazio’s wife, is involved in the business side of the restaurant, and his other daughter, Tammy, promotes DeSTAZio’s via Facebook from Lexington, Ohio. Longtime friends, the Perkins and Wendt families, help DeStazio too. “We have had great community support from Elmore’s mayor and town council,”

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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, the Wood County Historical Museum debuted a new exhibit Feb. 1. “The Return to Normalcy: A Life of Leisure in Wood County, 19201939” runs concurrent with the museum’s WWI exhibit, “Over There! Send Word, the Wood County Boys are Coming, a look at Wood County’s role in WWI.” The WWI exhibit opened in 2017 to honor the 100th anniversary of the United States entering the war. Both exhibits will remain on display until Dec. 1, 2018 to commemorate the end of WWI. “Leisure Time” features artifacts from the Wood County Historical Society Collection, supplemented with items and sound clips from Bowling Green State University’s Ray & Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies, Music Library & Bill Schurk Sound Archives, and Center for Archival Collections. According to Museum Curator Holly Hartlerode, the exhibit was inspired by Warren G. Harding’s 1920 presidential campaign platform “The Return to Normalcy” and will show firsthand examples about how the local community adapted to life after World War I. Improvements to and mass production of the automobile, movie and personal film cameras, and the affordability of radios influenced how people dressed, places they visited, and how they chose to spend leisure time at home and with other people in the community. Additional programming will take place throughout the year to enhance the Leisure Time themes. A monthly tea- and-talk series presented AprilDecember will feature guest speakers on 1920s- and 1930s-era topics such as fashion, literature, music, party games and advertising. Visitors can interact with costumed interpreters immersed in 1920s picnic culture as part of a Demonstration Day June 9. The popular Holiday Gala Dec. 1 will also embrace the roaring `20s. The Wood County Historical Museum and County Home Gift Shop, located at 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green, are open for self-guided tours Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and weekends 1-4 p.m. (closed on county holidays). Admission to the museum is $5 per adult, $1 per child age 10 and under, and free for Wood County Historical Society members. Learn more at


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Calendar Continued from page 10 Through. April 22: “The Art of Photography,” exhibit featuring the photography of Gil Gonzalez, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont. Gonzalez, head of photographic resources HPLM, has photographed numerous subjects and will share some of his favorite work in this exhibit. 419-332-2081, Through May 6: “The Mummies: From Egypt to Toledo,” Toledo Museum of Art. TMA is once more displaying the two Egyptian mummies that launched the Museum’s early collection and have fascinated visitors for more than a century. For info about related exhibit programming or to reserve tickets for a Saturday matinee film series, “He Went for a Little Walk: Mummies in the Movies” (Feb. 17-May 5) or flashlight tours, visit February Feb. 1-4: Disney on Ice: “Dream Big,” Huntington Center, Toledo. ticketmaster. com. Feb. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24: Snooze at the Zoo, Toledo Zoo, 6:30-10 a.m. During the overnight adventure, guests make enrichment for zoo animals, get a tour, meet animals up-close and enjoy delicious meals. Registration required. toledozoo. org/snooze. Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23: “Einstein’s Gravity Playlist,” Ritter Planetarium, Toledo. 7:30 p.m. An exploration of how gravitational waves are formed, how they move through the universe and more. 419-530-2650. Feb 3-4 – Living History Trade Fair, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, Fremont, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. 419334-8180 or email Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24: “Back to the Moon for Good,” Ritter Planetarium, University of Toledo, 1 p.m. 419-530-2650. Feb. 4: New Singles Dance, Days Inn, 1800 Miami St., Toledo. Doors open at 6 p.m.; open dancing 6:30-10 p.m. $8 per person. glasscitydanceparty. com Feb. 6-11: “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” Stranahan Theater, Toledo. The inspiring true story of Carole King’s rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann—ultimately becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Feb. 8-11: Greater Toledo Auto Show, SeaGate Convention Centre, Toledo, 3-9 p.m. Thurs.; noon-9 p.m. Fri; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Displays of the latest and greatest models and automotive technologies. Feb. 9: Glass City Singles Dance Valentine’s Dance Party, Holland Gardens, Holland, 8 p.m.-midnight. Free dance lesson at 7:15 p.m. with paid $10 admission. Special Valentines surprise for everyone. Feb. 9 and 10: Toledo Walleye vs. Kansas City Mavericks, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 7:15 p.m. Feb. 9: Silver Screen Classics – Frank Capra’s “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” Valentine Theatre, downtown Toledo, 7:30 p.m. $5 movie screening. Cold, tall drafts, full bar, popcorn. Feb. 9-10: Winterfest, downtown Perrysburg. Family-fun activities, ice carvings, food, music and more. Feb. 9-11: Winterfest BG Chillabration, downtown Bowling Green, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri; 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat. and 1:30-5 p.m. Sun. Winter fun including a Frozen Swamp Tent surrounded by an ice garden, carving demos, a Winter Market, entertainment, carriage rides and more. Feb. 10: 7th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fest, the Community Ministry Center, 303 W. 4th St., Genoa. Sample cakes, candies, brownies, fudge, truffles and other homemade confections. Tickets, available at the door or in advance, are good for six samples. 419-855-8258, ChocolateLoversFest. Feb. 10: Dinner & Wine Tasting at the Zoo, Zoo-Malawi Event Center, 2 Hippo Way, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sit-down dinner with Chef’s Choice wine pairings. $80 for zoo members; $85 for non-members. 419-385-


The Press 5721, Feb. 10: Second Saturdays R 4 Kids, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont. An interactive, educational program for kids through age 12. Topic TBA. rbhayes. org. Feb. 10: Wine Tasting at the Zoo, Toledo Zoo, 6:30 p.m. Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live music and socializing. toledozoo. org/wine-tastings-at-the-zoo. Feb. 10: Girl Power, Imagination Station, downtown Toledo. A STEM career day for girls. Feb. 10-11: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, Fremont, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Free. 419-3325604, Feb. 15: “The Night Life,” White Star Park Barn, Gibsonburg, 6:30-8 p.m. Dress for an evening outdoors and in to learn more about constellations, owls, and other tales of the night. Registration required. 419334-4495, Feb. 15-16: Museum Flashlight Tours, Toledo Museum of Art, 9 p.m. See the museum in a whole new Valentine light with your favorite someone. Adults only. Feb. 16: Valentine’s Day Lovers Extravaganza, Stranahan Theater, Toledo. Featuring R&B legends Surface, Jon B. Lyfe Jennings and Keke Wyatt. 419-381-8851. Feb. 16: Will Zoo Be Mine Valentine’s Day Adult Overnight, Toledo Zoo, 7 p.m.-10 a.m. Special access tours, catered meals and drinks and sleeping in the aquarium. Feb. 16: Silver Screen Classics – “Gone with the Wind,” Valentine Theatre, downtown Toledo, 7:30 p.m. $5 movie screening. Cold, tall drafts, full bar, popcorn. Feb. 16-18, 23-24: “Driving Miss Daisy,” presented by Oregon Community Theatre, Fassett Auditorium, Oregon. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. Feb. 17: Build Toledo, Imagination Station, downtown Toledo. Visitors to the science center’s latest temporary exhibition will become city planners, architects, engineers, bridge designers and community artists. Feb. 17: Make a Family Tree on Ancestry. com, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Becky Hill, head librarian, and Dustin Austin will give an overview on how to create an online family tree with an subscription. $10. Pay the day of class or in advance online at Register by calling Hill at 419-332-2081 or emailing Feb. 17: Fremont Gun Show, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, Fremont, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat. and 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sun. $5. 419332-8189. Feb. 17: Spring Fever Garden Symposium, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Featuring local speakers discussing what’s new in 2018 (perennials and annuals), drawing pollinators to your yard, creating spring wreaths, tree pruning and more. $26.75, includes light breakfast, snack and buffet-style lunch. Reservations required. 419-862-3182, schedel-gardens. org. Feb. 17: Altered Book Workshop, Ottawa Ntl. Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, 1-3 p.m. Recycle an old book into a collection of memories, precious keepsake or journal. Register by calling 419-898-0014 or visit Feb. 17: Frozen in Time, Sauder Village, Archbold, 1-5 p.m. Experience winter on the farm – take a nature walk, meet farm animals, enjoy a winter craft and more. Feb. 17: Little Big Town in Concert with guests Kacey Musgraves & Midland, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17: Vocalist Storm Large: the Crazy Arc of Love, Stranahan Theater, Toledo, 8 p.m. Feb. 17-18: Tour Ottawa Wildlife Drive, Ottawa Ntl. Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, sunrise-sunset. Enjoy the refuge from the comfort of your car. The seven-mile, oneway gravel route begins from the overflow parking lot. Entrance gate closes one hour prior to sunset. Free. 419-898-0014, fws. gov/refuge/ottawa. Feb. 17: Overnight Lock Down – all night public ghost hunt, Toledo Yacht Club, 8 p.m.-8 a.m. $60 per person includes light meal at midnight and continental breakfast. 419-726-3485, Feb. 17-19: Sleigh Rides through Spiegel Grove, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont. Ride through the grounds of Spiegel Grove in a horse-drawn sleigh.

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Dueling Pianos fundraiser set for Feb. 10 in Oak Harbor Bring your Valentine and join BentonCarroll-Salem Music Boosters at the fourth annual Dueling Piano Fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 10 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor VFW Hall, 251 W. Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the fundraiser, which will feature Main Street Dueling Pianos, a high energy, all-request, sing-a-long, comedy piano show with full audience participation. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 per couple, which includes dinner with a menu including shredded chicken and pulled pork, mashed potato bar, salad bar, dessert, beer and pop. Admission is open to ages 21 and older only. The evening will also include 50/50 raffles and a silent auction. For tickets or more info, call or text Tina Poiry at 419-367-0368 or Ann David at 419-351-7573. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the concession stand at boys basketball games.

Love Your Refuge Bring your sweetie to a Valentine’sthemed benefit sponsored by the Friends of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Friday, Feb. 9 from 6-9 p.m. at the Camp Perry Conference Center, 1000 N. Lawrence Dr., Building 600, Port Clinton. The event will feature dinner catered by Ole Zim’s and wine from St. Julian Winery (Dundee, Michigan), followed by an evening of auctions, raffles and games. Tickets are $50 and cover admission, dinner and a donation to Friends of Ottawa NWR. Proceeds raised will help build a new fishing access area at the refuge visitor center. Tickets are available at the Nature Store, online at or from any board member. Call 419-898-0014 for details.

50+ Shades of Grey Bowling Green Arts Council is accepting submissions for “50+ Shades of Grey,” an exhibit that will feature the work of artists who are 50 years of age or older. The show will run Feb. 23-March 28 at the Wood County Senior Center, 305 N. Main Street, Bowling Green.

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“Driving Miss Daisy” Oregon Community Theatre will present, “Driving Miss Daisy,” Feb. 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. and 24 at 8 p.m. and in a Sunday matinee Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon. The place is the Deep South; the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Wertham, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of 72 is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer’s patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning 25 years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other. Slowly and steadily the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the

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“You’ve Got a Friend,” featuring (l to r) James Clow (“Don Kirshner”), Jacob Heimer (“Barry Mann”), Sarah Bockel (“Carole King”) and Sarah Goeke (“Cynthia Weil”), is among the many Carole King hits in “Beautiful” the musical about the early life and career of the singer/songwriter. The show will be at The Stranahan Feb. 6-11. (Submitted photo) ornery old lady, as she teaches him to read and write and, in a gesture of good will and shared concern, invites him to join her at a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. For tickets and more info, call 419-6911398 or visit

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The Genoa Comets qualified for the Division III state duals meet on Sunday, February 11 in Columbus. (Press photo by Harold Hamilton/

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The gymnasium was packed and loud, wrestlers from other schools showed up, and Genoa biddy wrestlers were in abundance wearing supportive t-shirts for a Division III regional wrestling final at Genoa Wednesday. A trip to the state duals meet was on the line, and the No. 1 ranked Genoa wrestling team (26-0) prevailed over No. 2 ranked Edison 42-27, and then routed Upper Sandusky 57-18 to move on to Ohio State University’s St. John Arena on Sunday, Feb. 11. The Edison match was ironic because last year Edison was ranked No. 1 and Genoa No. 2, and the Chargers went on to win a state dual title. Fast, aggressive wresting by both squads had Genoa in the lead, but Edison stayed within striking distance. With two matches remaining, Edison could not win even with consecutive pins and the Comets began celebrating their advancement to the regional final to face the Rams, which had defeated Ashland Crestview in their regional semifinal. Unfortunately for Edison, the No. 2 ranked team in the state will not join the final eight in Columbus. Regional semifinal match results— 106-Jakey Neer, grade 10, (Edison) pin Corey Welsh, 10, (Genoa), 1:30. 113-Oscar Sanchez, 11, (Genoa) dec. Ray Adams, 11, (Edison), 7-4 120-Dylan Burns, 12, (Edison) pin Devin D’Emilio, 9, (Genoa), 2:35 126-Julian Sanchez, 11, (Genoa) dec. Garrett Scott, 9, (Edison), tf, 19-4 132-Dylan D’Emilio, 11, (Genoa) dec. Trent Werner, 12, (Edison), tf, 18-2 138-Dustin Morgillo, 10, (Genoa) dec. Jordan Keegan, 11, (Edison), md, 9-1 145-Jacob Stewart, 11, (Genoa) dec. Griffin Soviak, 10, (Edison), 6-2 152-Kevin Contos, 10, (Genoa) dec. Collin Mancuso, 12, (Edison), md, 14-4 160-James Limongi, 11, (Genoa) pin Joe Stoll, 10, (Edison), 3:44 170-Jacob Brewer, 10, (Edison) pin Seth Moore, 12, (Genoa), 5:24 182-Sam Stoll, 12, (Edison) dec. Xavier Beach, 12, (Genoa), 8-2 195-Antonio Quezada, 10, (Genoa) pin

tournament wins came over Woodmore, 82-0, and Oak Harbor, 54-13. The Region 18 champions will be joined by Swanton, Apple Creek Waynedale, Massillon Tuslaw, Galion Northmor, Nelsonville-York, Bethel-Tate and Versailles in the quest for a D-III dual team state wrestling championship at Ohio State University’s St. John Arena in Columbus on Sunday, Feb. 11. Once seeds are set, the Comets will have to win three team matches to take home the title. This Genoa wrestling team has seven wrestlers who have reached 100-plus career wins — Oscar Sanchez, Julian Sanchez, Dylan D’Emilio, Andrew Muir, James Limongi, Seth Moore and Xavier Beach. Four are juniors and three are seniors. (— photographer Harold Hamilton contributed to this article)

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Noah Koch, 285 pounder, on his way to an 8-1 decision over Upper Sandusky junior Mark Collins. (Press photo by Harold Hamilton/ John Mason Neer, 12, (Edison), 4:48 220-Tim Straka, 10, (Edison) pin Christian Aranda, 11, (Genoa), 3:58 285-Noah Koch, 11, (Genoa) forfeit win Regional championship match results— 106-Corey Welsh, 10, (Genoa) pin Caleb Payne, 9, (Upper Sandusky), 1:33 113-Devin D’Emilio, 9, (Genoa) dec. Ronan Gullifer, 10, (Upper Sandusky), 6-2 120-Oscar Sanchez, 11, (Genoa) forfeit win 126-Julian Sanchez, 11, (Genoa) pin Emery Pahl, 9, (Upper Sandusky), 3:01 132-Dylan D’Emilio, 11, (Genoa) forfeit win 138-Dustin Morgillo, 10, (Genoa) pin Garrett Thomas, 10, (Upper Sandusky), 0:53

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145-Andrew Muir, 12, (Genoa) dec. Arik Schneider, 12, (Upper Sandusky), 10-8 152-Kevin Contos, 10, (Genoa) pin Jesse McLane, 9, (Upper Sandusky), 1:43 160-James Limongi, 11, (Genoa) pin Blake Herbert, 9, (Upper Sandusky), 0:31 170-Seth Moore, 12, (Genoa) pin Brandon Derr, 12, (Upper Sandusky), 1:52 182-Noah Clary, 12, (Upper Sandusky) pin Xavier Beach, 12, (Genoa), 3:31 195-Mitchell Dewitt, 12, (Upper Sandusky) pin Brian Martin, 11, (Genoa), 0:50 220-Connor Johnston, 12, (Upper Sandusky) pin Christian Aranda, 11, (Genoa), 0:20 285-Noah Koch, 11, (Genoa) dec. Mark Collins, 11, (Upper Sandusky), 8-1 The Comets’ other early round dual

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Burner knows ‘Cats system and helps make it work By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer It didn’t happen that long ago, so Woodmore junior Drew Burner easily recalled the night he buried nine 3-point field goals in a freshman game against Rossford. “I had 29 points,” Burner said. “It was a good night. It was one of those nights where pretty much everything was going in.” As a varsity player, Burner’s best game shooting from long range came on Dec. 22, when he connected on seven 3-pointers and a career-high 32 points in the Wildcats’ 82-56 win at Lake. Burner, a 6-foot-3, 150-pound guard, has grown in more ways than one since that freshman season. Last year he started on the junior varsity team and then played about two minutes a game for the varsity. Burner has grown about four inches since last season and is pleased just to play on the varsity. “I accepted my role on the team,” he said, “and I will do whatever is going to help us win.” That is a common theme for Burner, who consistently says he tries to fit into the team concept and do his job. The Wildcats’ top scorer is senior Mitchell Miller, but Burner’s all-around contributions are impossible to ignore. “Drew works well in our system because we give the players the freedom to create and read what the defense gives,” coach Aaron Clouse said. “If they give Drew too much room, he has the ability to shoot the three. If they crowd or close out too close, he can get by them and finish at the rim. He’s gotten much better at making the correct read. Drew is a quiet player who leads by example. He’s a fierce competitor and he pushes his teammates each day in practice.” Woodmore won just nine games last season, but this year’s team has been a thorn in the side of the entire Northern Buckeye Conference. The Wildcats (11-3, 5-3 NBC) won five straight prior to Tuesday night’s 66-57 loss at Eastwood. Burner scored a team-high 21 points and added six rebounds and two assists in the loss.

Woodmore junior Drew Burner (22) takes off in transition at Genoa. (Press photo by Russ Lytle/ “Our defense was not very good, really,” Burner said. “We couldn’t stop the dribble drive. Our defense helps us get more offensive looks in transition. They got in (the lane) too much and we didn’t create as much offense as we needed with our defense.” Through 13 games, Burner averaged 14.8 points per game and led the team with a 5.2 rebounding average. He shot 49 percent from the field, including 40 percent from 3-point range, and 80 percent from the free throw line. Clouse said Burner has added an ability to use his length to drive the lane and finish through and around contact from defenders.

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“He has developed from being (just) a shooter to being an all-around scorer,” Clouse said. “We knew he was a great shooter and he would provide points, but his ability to rebound and score in so many different ways has been a pleasant surprise. We knew from his freshman year what a good shooter he was going to be.” Burner said his goals every time he hits the floor are to provide consistent scoring and lead the Wildcats in rebounding. He said he doesn’t have a preference when it comes to matching up defensively against post players or guards. “Whatever helps me help my team win, that’s what I’ll do,” Burner said. “We

have a lot of good role players. There are things these guys do that no one talks about. Hayden Heidebrink bangs on the big guys and drains their energy and gets them out of their rhythm. Sam Barbee will guard their best guy and play good defense, and Logan Mierzejewski comes off the bench and gives us a good spark.” Burner added that his goal the rest of this season is to help the Wildcats finish in the top three in the NBC and make a strong postseason run. “We want a sectional title,” he said. “It’s going to take every person on the team to play their role, and every guy has to step up to the plate.”

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Rockets enter the stretch run looking to make noise By Yaneek Smith Press Contributing Writer When crunch time has arrived, the Oak Harbor boys and girls swim teams have answered the call. After a good showing at the Subway Invitational, the Rockets recently won Sandusky Bay Conference’s Bay Division titles. The victory for both teams was a microcosm for the season, one that has seen Oak Harbor perform at a high level when needed despite being very young. Freshman Elayna Krupp was named the Most Outstanding Performer on the girls side, leading the Rockets with four first place finishes, two of them individual (50 freestyle — 25.44, 100 freestyle — 56.74) and the other two on relays (200 medley, 200 free). Recie Spangler finished first in the 200 free and second in the 500 free and was part of the 400 free relay team that came in second. Erin Druyor won the 100 backstroke and was second in the 100 free and Gabby Sharkey was also on the 200 free relay and finished second in the 200 individual medley and fourth in the 100 butterfly. Kennedy Blunt was second in the 200 free and the 500 free and Bailey Blunt was second in the 100 backstroke. Sarah Chovanec was fourth in the 100 backstroke and fifth in the 200 intermediate medley, Emily Haar was fourth in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100 breaststroke, Delaney Hayes came in fourth in the 500 free and fifth in the 100 butterfly. Isabelle Major was fourth in both the 50 and 100 free and Abby Beehler was fourth in the 200 free. It was an impressive accomplishment for a group that had to replace a strong senior class that won a league title one year ago. “I was very happy with the results,” said Oak Harbor coach Andrea Sorg. “Everyone swam with raw emotion and grit.” For the girls team, there were numerous key swimmers who graduated, leaving a void that had to be filled, but the young

Emily Haar works hard to place at the Sandusky Bay Conference meet. (Press photo by Russ Lytle/ Facebook. com/ RussLytle/ RHP) talent at Oak Harbor did the job. “There’s always a turnover. Every four years, you’re losing a group of freshmen (that have gone through the program), but you’re always looking down the road. Olivia and I have been coaching the younger kids since I took over the program 15 years ago. You ask kids to learn the technique all the way, and if they do that, we will be able to carry them as freshmen. “Like most high school coaches, I have a handle on the youth program. The Rocket Swim Club USA and recreation teams are huge in preparing swimmers for high school. These events allow swimmers the opportunity to compete in low- and high-stake meets. It allows the swimmers to know me personally and my coaching style.” Chovanec, a senior, is proud of what this year’s swim teams have accomplished. “I was thinking we could have a pretty good year. I didn’t know much about the freshmen. I would say we’ve had a very

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us leverage. We win more and more events. We can score in every event. I think it benefits us a lot with having some well-rounded swimmers.” Caleb Heintz led the boys with a first place finish in the 50 free and a third-place finish in the 500 free. Troy Metcalf was second in the 100 free and fourth in the 100 breaststroke, Tom Chovanec placed third in the 100 fly, Griffin Heintz was third in the 500 free, Blaine Wagner was fourth in the 500 free, Kobe Fletcher was fifth in the 50 free and Blaine Wagner took fifth in the 200 free. “I knew we were going to be right there. We didn’t have a deep team, we didn’t have a lot of natural talent, but we got by. We were expecting a close match in the SBC and it was good to win there,” said Caleb Heintz. “As the season went on, we became more of a team. We went to more morning swims. It’s boosted the work ethic of the team. I can’t wait to see what sectionals bring for the team.

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Waite cagers working hard to get to City’s final four By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer All is not lost for Waite’s boys basketball team despite its four-game losing streak in the City League, according to coach Adam Rodriguez. The Indians fell to 7-9 and 2-5 in the CL with Tuesday’s 70-52 loss at Rogers. The Rams, who took advantage of 23 Waite turnovers, improved to 6-1 in the league to join Start (6-1) atop the standings. Bowsher is 4-3, followed by Woodward (2-5), Waite and Scott (1-6). “Our league is really wide open,” Rodriguez said. “A lot of teams are knocking each other off. Last week, Bowsher beat Rogers (60-59) and even though our game against Rogers was an 18-point (loss), we’re right in the game if we limit our turnovers. We were only down three in the fourth quarter.” The Indians have been rocked by the suspension of senior shooting guard Carl Banks, who last played in Waite’s 61-50 win over Monroe (Mich.) on Jan. 18. The Indians have lost to Bowsher (79-69), Woodward (61-46) and Rogers since Banks, who was averaging nearly 26 points a game, left the team. “We’re trying to slow it down even more than we have in the past and limit other teams’ possessions,” Rodriguez said. “We definitely have to limit turnovers and quick shots. That’s going to take some adjusting. We’ve been playing the same way for three months, and all of sudden we have to flip the script and play a different way. That takes some getting used to, but it’s slowly getting better. “We’ve challenged the guys – and not necessarily with points – that you might have to get three more rebounds a game or two more steals or take another charge. We’ve had to do it by committee.” Mark Randall, a 6-foot junior, has moved into Banks’ shooting guard spot and is averaging 10 points per game. “All of the things we were running for Carl, now we’re running for Mark,” Rodriguez said. “It’s going to take some adjusting. Mark isn’t used to being the focal point of anybody’s defense. Now he is, and

Waite 6-foot-4 senior Keyshawn Leach on his way to dunking the basketball. (Photo courtesy Innovations Portrait Studio/ InnovationsVisualImpact. com) it’s only going to make him better and it’s going to make our team better. He played football last fall, which I think helped him a little bit as far as physicality. He’s got a 4.0 grade-point average and it helps him be a vocal leader on the floor.” Senior point guard Dominique Booth runs the show offensively and keeps improving each game, according to Rodriguez. Booth is averaging 13 points and 4.3 assists. “He gets a lot of criticism from the

coaches because he has the ball in his hands, being the point guard,” Rodriguez said. “To change our style and what we do, it’s taking a toll on him but he’s been slowing getting better. We’re asking him to pull the ball out and run things we want to run and slow the game down. He’s an extension of a coach on the floor, just like any point guard.” Keyshawn Leach, a 6-foot-4 senior post, averages 11 points and a CL-best 12

rebounds a game. He led the league in rebounding last season. “He’s getting looks from some junior colleges and smaller colleges, but he has to work on his game and get better,” Rodriguez said. “He’s been on varsity since he was a sophomore, so he really understands what the coaching staff wants and expects, not only from him but everybody else. He’s a good kid and he doesn’t complain.” Dewayne Wells, a 6-foot-2 senior post and a team captain, averages 10 points and seven rebounds and “has really stepped up,” according to Rodriguez. Wells scored in double figures in all three games Banks has missed. “He’s a kid who, if you would have told me as senior he was going to have a 3.9 grade-point average … he struggled a little bit (academically) as a freshman and he turned it around,” Rodriguez said. “He’s going to go to college and he will do well. He’s our scrapper and he’s pretty much undersized against everybody we play. We expect him to rebound and lead. He’s been around our program and knows what to expect.” Corvaun Howard, a junior wing, moved into the starting lineup when Randall moved to shooting guard. Howard is a transfer from Indianapolis and averages six points per game. He made four-3-pointers against Monroe and three against Bowsher. “We needed to put a body into our small forward position, and Corvaun is 6-foot-3 and can shoot the ball,” Rodriguez said. “He can go on streaks. We have to put some muscle on him and he will be back next year. When he’s got it going, he can shoot the ball from three.” The Indians can increase their chances of playing their way into the CL tournament by winning their three remaining league games. The Indians hosted Scott on Friday. “When you’re wounded, you have to pay attention to the details that much more,” Rodriguez said. “We cannot turn the ball over and we have to make the game ugly. I told our guys this situation happened and we still have enough talent to win City. We’re right there, but I told them nobody is gonna feel sorry for them. We have to go on and handle what we can handle.”

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‘Shovel style’ helps Ty Zieroff get second 300 game By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer PBA Tour bowler Jason Delmote won’t get any official credit for Ty Zieroff’s two career 300 games, but maybe he should. The Australian was one of the first bowlers to gain attention for using a twohanded “shovel” style to deliver his shot. Delmonte has won 16 PBA titles, including nine major tournaments, and is a four-time PBA Player of the Year. Zieroff is a sophomore at Northwood who started bowling when he was in the third grade. He competed in a Saturday morning league at Eastern Lanes when he was 12, which is when he started mimicking Delmonte’s bowling style. “I heard he was tearing everything up and I was watching everything of his on YouTube,” Zieroff said. “I was like, ‘hey, he seems to be doing pretty good. I want to try it.’ I watched countless hours of him bowling (shovel style), in slow motion, and I tried it and stuck with it and I kept improving. My friends were constantly telling me to do what I felt was more comfortable and just improve on that. “I was more comfortable bowling onehanded, but last summer I switched to twohanded and I stuck with it because I was doing a lot better than I was one-handed.” Zieroff, 15, has rolled two career perfect games and carries a 215 average for coach Karen Cole Elliott’s Northwood squad. The team, which includes senior Zach Wilkes (220 average), junior Amber Elliott (195 average) and lefty senior Alex Burns (186 average), who attends Springfield High School. Northwood was set to compete in the Metro High School League championship roll off on Feb. 4 at Southwyck Lanes. “I love how this season is going,” Zieroff said. “This my first year averaging over 200 and the team is bowling great and I just love it. I had a feeling we were going to do well this season, but not this good. We’re doing phenomenal. I’m proud of how everyone is bowling.” Zieroff, who uses a 15-pound ball, bowled the first of his two 300 games this

Northwood bowlers Zach Wilkes and Ty Zieroff. (Press photo by J. Patrick Eaken) season on Sept. 30 at Southwyck Lanes. It came during the first game of what turned into a 737 series. “That was nerve-wracking,” Zieroff said. “After I threw the 10th ball, I tried keeping my emotions in check and stay calm. On the 12th shot, my knees were wobbly and my hands were shaking. I wanted to do it so bad. Once I threw the ball, the breath left my body until the ball hit the pin. After that, I heard everybody scream-

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ing behind me and it was a great feeling.” Zieroff’s second 300 game occurred on Jan. 21 at Southwyck Lanes. It was the first game against rival Clay Gold, and he finished with a season-best 752 series. “The second one was more nervewracking than the first one,” Zieroff said. “It was my grandma’s (Betty Yates) birthday and she’s the one who got me into bowling. I’ve always wanted to bowl a 300 for her. Once I found out I was on TV (BCSN) for

her birthday that week, I was telling myself you have to shoot 300 for her birthday. To give her that birthday present was the greatest feeling ever.” Zieroff’s grandma wasn’t there to witness the 300, but Ty’s father, Pete, was watching in person. “Right after I threw the last ball, I told my dad that the 300 was her birthday present and I grabbed my phone and called her,” Zieroff said. “She was shocked. All she could say was, ‘Wow!’ She was practically speechless.” Wilkes, 17, who has been bowling for five years, has rolled seven perfect games. His most recent one came during the second game of a school-record 804 series he bowled at the Greater Toledo USBC Team Tournament, which Northwood won, on Jan. 14 at Rossford Lanes. Three of his 300 games have occurred during Metro League play. “It doesn’t get old,” said Wilkes, who bowled his first perfect game in 2015 at New Glass Bowl Lanes. “When you get that first one out of the way, you don’t get as nervous. I had three goals this year when my uncle (Billy Wilkes) passed away: I wanted to bowl a 300, try and bowl an 800 and win a tournament for him and dedicate all three of those things to him. “When I bowled the (last) 300, that probably meant the most to me. When I bowled the 800, it meant so much to me to know that I’d done it. (Wilkes) always pushed me and was always there for me and my sister, Dana.” Wilkes, who uses a 15-pound ball, bowled games of 226, 300 and 278 during his 804 series. His previous best series was a 761. “The first game was a good, clean game – no open frames,” said Wilkes, who aspires to be a pro bowler. “I just stuck with it and then the second game came. I got to the 10th frame and when I was up, I saw a whole bunch of people surrounding me. The third game, I was going for another 300. I had seven (strikes) in a row and left a 10-pin. I was thinking, ‘just pick it up and you still have a good game.’ I didn’t know I could still get the 800. I did the best I could and finally got it.”



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Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St., program includes: Feb. 5, 3:30 p.m. – Help spread kindness by creating positive messages on rocks and sharing them with the community. East Toledo Senior Center, 1001 White St., serves home-cooked lunch Mon.-Fri. at 11:45 a.m. Menu includes: Feb. 5 – chicken fajitas; Feb. 6 – cube steak; Feb. 7 – ham; Feb. 8 – taco pie; Feb. 9 – baked chicken breast. Meals must be ordered no later than 11 a.m. the day before by calling 419-691-2254. The center will hold a Valentine’s Party Feb. 14, 11:45 a.m. Cost is $5 per person, which includes lunch, games, prizes and snacks. Reservations and payment due by Feb. 9. Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave., program includes: Play-Doh Meet Up, Feb. 9, 4 p.m. – School-age children are invited to make and take their own Play-Doh. Lenten Fish Fries, Feb. 16 and 23, March 2, 9, 16 and 23, Epiphany of the Lord Parish at St. Thomas Aquinas, 729 White St. Seniors’ and kids’ meals available. Alaskan pollock, scalloped potatoes, vegetable, cole slaw or salad, roll and butter, coffee and dessert. Dine in or carry out. Call 419698-1519. Building is handicapped accessible. Birmingham Block Watch Meeting for those interested in what’s going on in Birmingham, or who have concerns, meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Church at Birmingham, 208 Paine, and the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. VFW Post 4906, 2161 Consaul. Everyone welcome. Hungarian Embroidery Classes, Mondays from 2-4 or 6-8 p.m., Calvin United Church of Christ, 1946 Bakewell. Come to any session or call 419349-5539. East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis Club meets the 2nd and 4th Mon. at 11:45 a.m. at the American Family Table restaurant on Navarre Avenue in Oregon. Walk-ins are welcome. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) welcomes new members who want to lose weight. The group meets Mon. from 7-8 p.m. at the East Toledo Senior Center, 1001 White St. Weigh-ins from 6-6:45 p.m. Yearly membership is $32. Weekly dues 50 cents. Call Judy at 419-691-8033 or come to a free meeting. Everyone welcome. Waite High School Alumni Class of 1951 meet the 2nd Mon. of every month. For info, call Betty at 419-691-7944 or Fran at 419-693-6060. Waite High School Class of 1955 meets the 2nd Tues. of each month. For more info, contact Ned Braunschweiger at 419-893-4336. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets the 4th Mon. of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor Cancer Center Library at Mercy St. Anne Hospital. For info, call Roger at 419-346-2753 or Ernie at 419-344-9830.


OMA’s (German for Grandmother) Live & Silent Auction, Feb. 4 at noon, Ashland Church, 2350 Starr Ave. for info call 419-779-5237 or email www. Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., programs include: For children: Family Storytime, Mondays, 6 p.m.; Toddler Storytime, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.; Preschool Storytime, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:45 a.m.; Babytime, Thursdays, 10 a.m.; LEGO Meetup, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m.; Homeschool Hour, Feb. 7 at 1:30 p.m. For Teens: Choose Your Own Adventure – Teen Advisory Board, Feb. 6, 4 p.m.; Hip Hop Coding, Session A, Feb. 8, 4 p.m. and Session B, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m.; For adults: An Evening with Endeavour on Masterpiece, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.; Oregon Book Discussion, Feb. 8, 2 p.m.; Yoga and Meditation, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. Call 419-259-5250 for details. Divorce Care program meets Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. through April 2 in the Parish Life Center at St. Ignatius Church, 213 N. Stadium. All faiths welcome. Open to those who have been affected by divorce. Walk-ins welcome. For info, contact the parish office at 419-693-1150 or church@stiggys. org. Awakening Faith, a parish program to help reconnect with the Catholic faith will meet Tuesdays through Feb. 13 from 7-9 p.m. in the Parish Life Center at St. Ignatius Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd. For info contact the parish office at 419-693-1150 or email Great Eastern Toastmasters Club meets the 1st & 3rd Tues. of each month from 6:30-8:15 p.m. in the community meeting room near the cafeteria at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital. Guests welcome or join for a small fee. The public is invited to an open house Feb. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Bay Park. Contact: Allan Hoar at 419-698-3733 or visit for info. Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society, Historic Brandville School, is closed for winter and will reopen March 1. Oregon Republican Club meets the 1st Thursday of the month at the Oregon Senior Center, 4350 Navarre Ave. Visit www.OregonRepublicanClub. com or call Diana Skaff at 419-250-3470 or Lynn Gibbs at for info. Ashland Church Food Pantry, 2350 Starr Ave. will be open the last Sat. of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. ID required. Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step Christian-based recovery program to help anyone overcome hurt, habit or hang-up (addictions, anxiety, depression, grief, co-dependency), meets Wed. from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Intersection Church, formerly Heritage Christian Church, 1640 S. Coy Rd. Everyone welcome; free. Fellowship & snacks follow the

meetings. Call 419-389-3299 for info. Support Group for anyone grieving a Death or Loss meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 3415 Starr Ave. Harbor View Historical Society, Inc. and Museum, 2083 Autokee St. in the Harbor View neighborhood, is open Tues. 5-8 p.m. Admission is free. For info, call 419-691-1517 or visit the museum on Facebook. James Wes Hancock” Oregon Senior Center, 4350 Navarre Ave, open weekdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily activities include bingo, cardio drumming, line dancing, fitness classes, exercise, Euchre, Bunco, Mahjong and health screenings. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. daily. $2.50 donation is suggested for seniors 60 & older; all others $5.32. Reservations required 24 hours in advance. 419-698-7078. Quilts of Compassion seeks quilters to help make quilts for local charities, hospitals and disaster victims. No experience required. The group meets the last Wed. of the month 1-3 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 3415 Starr Ave. Call Flo at 419693-3766.


Pizza with Northwood Police, Feb. 19, 5-7 p.m., Arturo’s Pizza Kitchen, 2507 Oregon Rd. Northwood Neighborhood Block Watch Meeting, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. at the fire station, 2100 Tracy Rd. Guest speakers will be Nichole McKnight, a parent advocate/community liaison, and Northwood Schools Superintendent Greg Clark who will discuss The Ranger Family Connection Program, a collaboration between Northwood Schools and the Children’s Resource Center. Northwood VFW 2984 Fish Fries Fridays from 5-7:45 p.m. Featuring all-you-can-eat fish. Steaks, chicken and shrimp also available. Sunday breakfasts 9 a.m.-noon. Public welcome. Live Music, Tues. 7:30 p.m., Northwood VFW, 102 W. Andrus Rd. Bluegrass and acoustic music plus country. Men’s Prayer Breakfast, every 3rd Sat. of the month at 9 a.m. at Northwood Church of God, Coy & Curtice roads. For info, call 419-693-0260. Free Home Safety Assessments & Smoke Detector Installation Program offered by Northwood Fire Department. To schedule an appointment, city residents may contact the fire chief at 419-690-1647 or email firechief@

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Inspirational Message of the Week: Altering Destiny We think that there will be a radical transformation after death, that we will be unburdened by our bodies and that our souls will fly off to heaven and be united with God. But then shouldn’t we prepare our souls now to be with God? The truth is that God won’t be changing, and probably neither will we. Our souls and the virtues and appetites we cultivate become more or less permanent parts of who we are. If you have cultivated a spirit of love and compassion in your life, and live in the presence of God, you can certainly expect more of this in the hereafter, but if you have cultivated a spirit of anger and hatred, or any of the other vices,


these have become a part of your soul. Fortunately, these things can be changed, but only with steadfast hard work and a conscious decision to alter our characters. We can change our destiny, but only if we do the hard work necessary to change our characters. If you aren’t living in the presence of God now, what makes you think you’ll be in his presence in the hereafter? Live now as you would for eternity. “The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” —1 Peter 4:7-8 NIV



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Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Bookmobile will visit the Jerusalem Twp. area Feb. 22, March 22, April 19, May 17 and June 14 at the following locations and times: Jack’s Superette, Reno Beach from 10-11 a.m.; Jerusalem Township Fire Station 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and Ottawa Products in Curtice, 1:45-3:15 p.m. Board of Trustees Meet the 2nd and 4th Tues. of the month at 7 p.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd. Jerusalem Twp. Food Pantry, open 2nd Wed. of every month, 9-11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.


Lenten Fish Fres, Fridays Feb. 16-March 30, 5-8 p.m., Cooley Canal Yacht Club, 12235 Bono Rd. Includes perch, fries, roll, cole slaw, salad and dessert. Whole walleye and perch dinners will be served Good Friday, March 30. Dine in or carry out by calling 419-836-3500.


Moms Are Be You-tiful in Christ Christian Moms Group of St. Boniface and Our Lady of Lourdes will meet Feb. 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Hall, 204 Main St. Topic will be prioritizing marriage and family. Spa Day Feb. 20, 7-9 p.m. and Feb. 21, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Open to all Christian moms for fellowship, food and fun. Free childcare (morning group only). For info, contact Patti Greenhill at 419-262-1165 or Celena Smith at 419-961-5367. First meeting free. Red Cross Blood Drive, Feb. 10, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 500 S. Brentwood Dr. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to sign up. Walk-ins welcome. Valentine Dinner with Guest Speakers Dr. Jim and Linda Kettinger, Feb. 9, Our Lady of Lourdes. Topic: “Marriage: The Heart of It All.” $40 per couple. Register by Feb. 4 by calling Patti Greenhill at 419-262-1165. Genoa Senior Center, 514 Main St., open Mon., Wed. & Fri. Open for bingo at 9:30 a.m. on Mon.; open at 10:30 a.m. Wed. and Fri. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. (reservations required 10 a.m. the day before). Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings offered 2nd Wed. of each month at 11 a.m.; Blood oxygen & blood pressure screenings offered the 4th Wed. of each month at 11 a.m. Educational/informational speakers on Wed.; Pinochle Mon. & Wed. after lunch; Dominoes Fri. after lunch. Reservations: 419-855-4491. Trinity Thrift Shop, 105 4th St., Fri. 9:30 a.m.4 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Clothes & small household items available at reasonable prices. Proceeds benefit mission projects. Genoa Community Food Pantry Open monthly on the 3rd Sat. of the month 10 a.m.-noon, Christ Community Church, 303 W. 4th St. Serving those who are in Genoa School District. Proper ID and billing address within the district required. For more info, call 419-341-0913.

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Art Classes presented by David Overholt weekly on Thursdays from noon-3 p.m. in the Lake Twp. Administration Bldg. All skills levels welcome. call 419-509-6450 for info.

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‘Big Brother’ is at Cardinal Stritch, and it’s not an issue Cardinal Stritch President Father Eric Schild says “Big Brotherâ€? is alive and well at his school, and it’s not an issue. It comes into play because the school is able to monitor the students’ computers. “What’s great, it’s very much Big Brother, and I am completely good with that because not all of our parents are being good mothers or fathers when it comes to internet usage. But, if we see that they go to some place that they are not supposed to be, a little blurb comes up that says, ‘Your school is watching you,’â€? Father Schild said during his address to Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce guests at the State of the Communities breakfast at St. Charles Mercy Hospital last week. “And, we call them on it, and if that happens again, then we go to the parents. Again, we ďŹ nd it to be a real responsibility as a school to be a help in that — to help them become good citizens who are affectively using technology.â€? Schild said there have been advancements in academics at Cardinal Stritch, too “I love that our math scores reect our academic progress. Every year, we measure every student, three times a year, to see speciďŹ cally how reading or math is doing. We are at or above the national level in all of our grades, which is absolutely wonderful,â€? Father Schild said. “When I look at our academics, we started our one-on-one program for pre-K through 12,â€? Father Schild continued. “We’ve been doing it in the high school, but now it’s literally the whole school when it comes to technology. We switched to Chrome books, because again, we can monitor their technology use.â€? He noted that Cardinal Stritch will host an open house for prospective students on Sunday, Feb. 11 from noon to 3 p.m. He added that tours will be available. The priest gave a pitch about the advantages of a faithbased school. “I think about our faith, and that’s obviously, as a priest, that is my bias. If we aren’t giving our kids Jesus as much as we can, then we are doing them a disservice,â€? Father Schild said. “And, with all the stuff that is out there nowadays in our world, as much Jesus as we can give them, we are going to give them. There is nothing that speaks to my heart better than seeing kids pray. Seeing kids worship God, seeing kids want to do better, and seeing kids want to make a difference in our society. “We just took a group of about 40 students to the March For Life in Washington, D.C., and after three buses we got there. The ďŹ rst bus broke down, the second bus was coming to get us and that broke down, and after the third bus we got there. But, seeing the kids who want to truly stand up for the cause of life and what our nation is rooted on — the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness, and it just warms my heart. And, you see their hearts and you see the goodness there.â€? He said at Cardinal Stritch, even faculty members have to minister to the students sometimes. “I love being part of that community, as I was just reecting on my eight years (here), largely because we’re small enough to know all of our students very, very well. Just yesterday, I had a young lady in there wanting relationship advice, and then today I’m meeting with her and her boyfriend to give relationship advice,â€? Father Schild said, drawing laughter from guests. “I can’t tell you as a priest, but as also a Superintendent, how that is so transforming. And, all of our teachers do that. They not only act as teachers, but they also act as ministers in getting to know the students, from being able to minister to those kinds of issues. Because the reality is, how are they going to learn if they are so distracted by this relationship, or by this bad family situation, or by whatever. So, we’re able to really get in there and be able to minister to them on that very individualized level, which is great.

Negotiations to start The Woodmore school board has designated Cara Brown and Andy Miller as the board’s representatives in upcoming contract negotiations with Local 676 of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees, the union representing non-teaching employees of the school district. The three-year contract expires June 30 but the board plans to have negotiations completed in May, Sean Rizor, a board member, said. The board held a special meeting Wednesday to discuss personnel matters, negotiations and property issues.




Cardinal Stritch President Father Eric Schild at the State of the Communities. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

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Antique Sears Kenmore Sewing Machine. Call or text for more info. $50 OBO. 419-654-3453

Antique Barn lumber, different sizes, prices ranging from $10$25. Call 419-836-9754

RIVERBANK ANTIQUE MARKET 140 E. Front St. downtown Pemberville. RED TAG SALE Select antiques-10%-50% OFF Sale runs through-Feb. 18th, 2018

Antique Interior Doors from 1920's, $95/ea. 419-836-9754


Aquarium, 90gal, bow front, with light, canopy and stand. $200. 419-265-1789 Self propelled John Deere 524 Snow Blower with tire chains. $400 419-367-5338

Brown leather sofa, recliner, excellent condition. Plus two end tables. $200. Call after 10am. 419-666-8272

Teeter Tnversion Table- Excellent Condition, Asking $225 OBO, 419666-7545 or 419-377-8840 (Walbridge)

Round dining table and 6 chairs. 48â&#x20AC;? , solid maple, in good condition $200 OBO. 734-837-2316 Oregon.

Under the counter Radio/TV. Works great. $40. Call or text 419-654-3453

Sofa, Love seat combo. Excellent condition. $300 firm. 419-496-7478





Lost Cat, vicinity of 105 & 51 in Elmore. Blonde/tan long hair. Named Tommy. Missing Since 12/26/17. 419-308-8289


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True love is just a sniff away! Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day is right around the corner and adoptable Wrangler is looking for love! This handsome two year old is the rugged outdoorsy-type who is up for just about any adventure, even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just to binge watch movies on the couch all afternoon! Stop in to meet him and the 40+ eligible dogs looking for love at Lucas County Canine Care & Control- 410 S Erie St. We have cupid on stand-by waiting to get started on the match making! Visit to find true love!




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Collectibles & Contents Auction February 10th @ 10:00 AM 18659 St. Rt. 105 Elmore, Ohio 43608 Collectibles: Fenton & collection of Lenox birds, paper weights, signed & coin glass, set of Candle Wick dishes, cake plates, Ladies rocker, 2 man saws, 45's & albums, mantel clock & others, Beam bottles, WWII Army coat, Atwater Kent Radio, Vintage dbl. barrel shot gun, Vintage wedding Dress & other dresses. Household: Leather sofa, Sofa sleeper, side chairs, end & coffee tables, corner curio cabinet, dining table & chairs w/2 leafs, 4 pc Qn. Size bedroom ste, twin bed, Trundle bed, newer brass double bed, dressers, flat screen tv, lamps, area rug, chest freezers, appliances, wall pictures, linens, clocks, glassware, kitchen items & more. Misc: Bushnell Binoculars, luggage, men's & ladies golf clubs, Outdoor furniture, money from Mexico, Garage: Sm. toolbox top & bottom, 100 psi air compressor, 18v Fire Storm Sawsall, metal detector, Consigned In: Youth bunk beds, round (high) table w/ 6 chairs & leaf, nut cracker collection, New Items- twin & dbl beds (new), screen gazebo, Casio key board, 800x8- telescope, coffee grinder, Nostalgic music system, sm. appliances, mini sewing machine, Vintage Items- Flat top trunk, wash stand, Cain bottom chairs, coffee grinder, copper boiler, wash boards, slaw cutter, cookie cutters, phone, pictures & frames, strap on ice skates, feed bags & more. Toro blower, sm. snow blower & yard tools.

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1976 Chevy Suburban from Coco Beach, Florida, rust free, thousands in complete leather interior, wheels, duals, one of a kind. Must See! Runs super! $5,000/OBO. 419-870-0163

Oregon City Council will conduct a Public Hearing on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. in Council Chambers on a new applicaĆ&#x;on for placement of farmland into an Agricultural District for the following individuals: Jerry A Toth and ChrisĆ&#x;ne M Super, Co-Trustees for 5 acres located at 4530 Pickle Road and 5 acres located at 4550 Pickle Road.

Kathleen HuÄŤord, Finance Director

NORTHWOOD PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC MEETING The Northwood Planning Commission regular meeting of Monday, February 12, 2018 in the Northwood Municipal Building Council Chambers has been cancelled. There are no agenda items for review at this time. Attest: Kimberly Vaculik

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NORTHWOOD BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS PUBLIC MEETING The Northwood Board of Zoning Appeals regular meeting of Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in the Northwood Municipal Building Council Chambers has been cancelled. There are no agenda items for review at this time. Attest: Kimberly Vaculik Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Coordinator

City of Northwood

NOTICE OF CIVIL SERVICE TESTING The Northwood Civil Service Commission will administer multiple examinations to update the Eligibility Lists for the City of Northwood: Accounts Payable, Tax Compliance Auditor, Utility Worker & Custodian. Interested candidates can find further information in reference to these examinations by going to the website for the City of Northwood ( or picking up a copy of an application at the City of Northwood Municipal Building. An Equal Opportunity Employer

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The Reno Beach/Howard Farms Conservancy District has filed the Annual Financial Report with the State Auditor for fiscal year ending December 31, 2017. The report is available for public inspection at the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office by calling 419-836-2225. Joyce Schmitz Secretary/Treasurer

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INVITATION TO BID SEALED BIDS for the furnishing of the necessary materials and construction of the WASHINGTON STREET RECONSTRUCTION, PHASE 3 VILLAGE OF GENOA, OHIO will be received by the Village of Genoa at the office of the Fiscal Officer, 102 East 6th Street, Genoa, Ohio 43430 until 12:00 NOON (Local Time), Thursday, March 1, 2018 and at that time and place will be publicly opened and read aloud. The scope of work for the project consists of the reconstruction of approximately 550 feet of Washington Street from 10th Street north to Packer Creek including new curb and gutter, storm sewers and underdrains. The project consists of approximately 486 cubic yards of 8â&#x20AC;? thick 304 aggregate base, 243 cubic yards of 4â&#x20AC;? thick asphalt concrete base course, 106 cubic yards of 1 žâ&#x20AC;? asphalt concrete intermediate course, 76 cubic yards of 1 Âźâ&#x20AC;? asphalt concrete surface course, 1,346 square feet of concrete walk, 551 feet of 24â&#x20AC;? storm sewer, 55 feet of 12-inch storm sewer, 1,113 feet of curb and combination curb and gutter and other miscellaneous work items. The contract documents, including plans and specifications, are on file at the office of the Village of Genoa, Ohio and the Architect/Engineer -- Poggemeyer Design Group, Inc. (PDG). The documents may be viewed and ordered online or obtained from Becker Impressions, 4646 Angola Road, Toledo, Ohio 43615, Telephone 419-385-5303, for the cost of printing to be paid to the printing company at the time the documents are picked up. Shipping and tax charges are the bidderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responsibility and are payable directly to Becker Impressions. The Engineer for the Project is Poggemeyer Design Group, Inc., 1168 North Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. All bids must be signed and submitted on the blanks which are bound in this booklet. Bids must state the unit prices in the blanks provided and be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked â&#x20AC;&#x201D; WASHINGTON STREET RECONSTRUCTION, PHASE 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and addressed to the Village of Genoa, 102 East 6th Street, Genoa, Ohio 43430. The bid guaranty may be of two forms: 1. A Bid Guaranty and Contract Bond using the form in the Contract Documents. (The amount of the bid does NOT have to appear on this form.) 2. A certified check, cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check or letter of credit in favor of the Village of Genoa, Ohio, in the amount of 10% of the bid. If the contract is awarded, a Contract Bond will be required, which is a 100% payment and performance bond. After the award of the contract let by competitive bid and prior to the time the contract is entered into, bidders shall submit the affidavit required under the Ohio Revised Code, Section 5719.042 that the bidder was not charged with any delinquent personal property taxes in Ottawa County, Ohio. The successful bidder will be required to pay not less than the minimum wage rates established by the Department of Industrial Relations of the State of Ohio. The Village of Genoa, Ohio reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any irregularity in any bid and to determine the lowest and best bidder. THE USE OF DOMESTIC STEEL WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL ASPECTS/ COMPONENTS OF THIS PROJECT. No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of 60 days after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of bids. This project is being partially funded by the Ohio Public Works commission (OPWC). The opinion of the probable cost of construction is $338,600. By Order Of Mr. Kevin Gladden Village Administrator


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Ronzoni Garden Delight or Healthy Harvest Pasta


Selected Varieties 12 - 16 oz. Box

Smithfield Prime Boneless Pork Sirloin Roast


Chef Boyardee Pasta Selected Varieties 7.25 - 7.5 oz. Cup or 14.5 - 15 oz. Can

$ 59

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San Giorgio Pasta


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Selected Varieties 16 oz. Box


$ 99

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Duncan Hines Brownie Mix


Selected Varieties 18 - 18.3 oz. Box



Purina Cat Chow



Nestle Pure Life Splash! Water


Selected Varieties 6 Pack, 16.9 oz. Bottles

Hunt’s Tomatoes


$ 89


Miller Poultry Drums or Thighs


$ 69


Wesson Cooking Oil Best Blend, Vegetable or Canola Oil 42 oz. Bottle


$ 99


Healthy Choice Frozen Dinners or Steamers


$ 99

Selected Varieties 9.5 - 12.33 oz. Box

Marie Callender’s Delights


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Gulden’s Spicy Mustards

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Sunny Delight Citrus Punch

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Essential Everyday Homestyle or Traditional Pizza Sauce

Act II Microwave Popcorn

Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap

Selected Varieties 14 oz. Jar

Selected Varieties 3 Ct. Box

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Van Camp’s Baked Beans

Palmolive Dish Soap

Selected Varieties 15 oz. Can

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Smithfield Prime Boneless Sirloin Pork Chops

Essential Everyday Chow Mein Noodles 6 oz. Bag

USDA Certified Omaha Hereford Beef

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Rotel Tomatoes


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New this year, “The Biggest Week in American Birding” will be printed on gloss paper, improving the quality and appearance of your ad. Last year, more than 90,000 people from across the globe traveled to the Lake Erie marsh region of Northwest Ohio in early May, the peak of spring migration. You can reach these ecotourists with The Official Guide for The Biggest Week in American Birding. 20,000 copies of this magazine will be available at Maumee Bay State Park, Black Swamp Bird Observatory and selected news stands from Oregon to Port Clinton for visitors looking for hotels, restaurants and other businesses along the lake.

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