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Two businesses honored for spirit of giving By J. Patrick Eaken Press Staff Writer

More and more of our clients have joined the family of returning regular clients.

Two Oregon businesses were honored with Prism Awards because of their spirit of giving. H&M Open Arms Massage Studio was announced as the Small Business of the Year, in part for its role in local fundraisers, and Food for Thought is the Non-Profit of the Year at the 21st Annual Prism Award Ceremony March 27 at Sunrise Park and Banquet Center in Millbury. Food for Thought began in May 2007 and has seen the number of families served increase each year as its reach into the surrounding community expanded as well. The non-profit, which has four employees, now has 18 food pantries in three counties and serves approximately 1,400 families a month. It also maintains a free lunch program for Toledo’s central city each Saturday morning, where they take 350 lunches for a community picnic. “Food for Thought was founded in Oregon by people in this community with a passion for this community,” said nominator Sam Melden. “We never decided to locate here, but we have decided to stay here because of the incredible community support. Everyone from churches to small businesses to schools to other non-profits have been so supportive of our mission. “Our bottom line is measured not only in dollars and cents but also in volunteer hours and in-kind donations. While our financial support comes from all over Northwest Ohio, our day-in and day-out volunteer support comes primarily from people in this community. Because this area has such a small town feel and is full

FFT also remains involved in an increasing number of communities through its Mobile Food Pantry. This is Food for Thought’s second Prism Award

Northwood High School student Sarah Raymond shares a laugh with Chrys Petersen after being selected as Young Person of the Year. See story on page 3. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean) of so many qualified and capable people we have found it to be a great place to be.” Food for Thought relies heavily on partnerships, from the Farmers Market downtown to a small church down the street. FFT partners with 17 different locations all over the region on a monthly basis, allowing for different groups to volunteer with the FFT staff. “Food for Thought aims to feed our community in a thoughtful way,” Melden

stated. “We don’t simply hope to feed people. We hope to treat people differently who are experiencing food insecurity. We know that dignity and respect are a great pairing with our supplemental groceries we bring to our patrons each month. Melden says one of the way FFT does this is through its Choice Food Pantry model, which allows patrons to shop for food their family needs rather than simply accepting food that is pre-packaged.

H&M Open Arms Massage H&M Open Arms Massage Studio owner Ashley J. Hirzel joined up with another newly licensed therapist, Stacey L. Miller, and together they joined forces and created a small studio space on Navarre in July of 2011. It was at this point where H&M Open Arms Massage Studio made its true debut. H&M then welcomed Kim Houser, massage therapist and esthetician. In order to create a wide variety of new services other than just massage therapy, such as facials, scrubs, wraps and waxing, H&M welcomed Jessica Chernota, Jane Gartee, and Kaitlin Tucker to their staff. In July 2012 exactly one year after their grand opening Ashley received the keys to their current and much more spacious location on Ansonia Street. The business now has seven employees. Continued on page 2

Municipal power plant may be in Oregon’s future By Kelly J. Kaczala Press News Editor Despite a recent holdup in the permit process, Oregon Clean Energy LLC expects to break ground on its $800 million energy generation facility by late spring or early summer. Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian and Administrator Mike Beazley recently met with Oregon Clean Energy officials to get an



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update on the project, which calls for the construction of a facility that will convert clean natural gas to electricity. “They were supposed to break ground in April, but they were slowed down by the permit process,” said Seferian on Wednesday. “They needed a permit to put their power into the grid at the Bayshore power plant so they would be able to sell it, but it was held up a bit by First Energy,” said Seferian. By last week, there were signs the project was again moving forward, he added. “The permit should sail through, and things can take off now. The permit process should be streamlined, and we should see a formal groundbreaking ceremony shortly. We should know the status of when they expect to get the permit by the beginning of this week. It may now be more like June when we see the groundbreaking,” he said. The facility, which will be built on a 30 acre parcel of land at 816 N. Lallendorf Road, located within an enterprise zone, will provide enough new electricity for 500,000 homes. “In all likelihood, we’ll be working with them in the future to see if we can make them a municipal power company…

and they can give us a better rate for the power,” said Seferian. “They could become the predominant power producer locally for the city and maybe the area. At the very least, they could bargain with some of our industrial users to supply them power directly without them having to go through the grid and paying transportation fees and maintenance agreements with First Energy. This could be real competition to First Energy.” William Martin and Bill Siderewicz, managing partners of Oregon Clean Energy LLC, said last year they had been coming to Oregon for three years to discuss the project. Plans call for the plant to begin operations in 2017. “Everything looks good for the project to continue,” said Seferian. Company officials have been reviewing proposals from construction and engineering firms to build the project, and will likely make a selection this month, according to Beazley. Oregon Clean Energy’s timeline has been on target since the company announced plans in September 2012 to construct the plant. The project has received enthusiastic support from the community.

Last year, council approved an enterprise zone agreement with company officials for a tax exemption of 100 percent for 15 years on the increase in assessed value of real and tangible property. The Enterprise Zone Act allows communities to execute agreements for the purpose of establishing, expanding, renovating or occupying facilities and hiring new employees and/or preserving jobs within the zone in exchange for tax incentives. The project is expected to create about 450 construction jobs over three years, and 26 new full-time, permanent jobs once the facility begins operations, with a total annual payroll of about $3.2 million. The city approved an agreement with Clean Energy for the plant’s use of the raw water intake system that will generate about $1 million per year, which will help keep the water and sewer rates low. The Oregon school board also approved a tax incentive donation agreement with Clean Energy, which will annually contribute funds to the district for 15 years. At the end of the agreement, the district will have received payments totaling $17.5 million.

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Prism awards:

Industrial start-up, jewelery store win By J. Patrick Eaken Press Staff Writer Industrial Developers LTD was officially launched in June 2013, but it already has been recognized by the local community as a business award winner. Located at 6705 Wales Road, Northwood, it has seven employees and its website is still under construction, but it won Newcomer of the Year at the 21st Annual Prism Awards on March 27 at Sunrise Park and Banquet Center in Millbury. It is one of two Northwood businesses to take home awards. The other, Northwood Jewelers, is taking home an award for longevity by winning the Silver Award. The five-member IDL partnership is comprised of Ed Harmon, president of Harmon Family Development, Dallas Paul, Realtor, Lee Dunn, retired banker, Steve Harmon, Spartan Logistics President, and Jim Howell, Logan Creek Construction President. IDL Commercial Real Estate Division is headed by Dallas Paul and Stephanie Kuhlman. Currently, IDL has over 500,000 square feet of space listed for sale or lease. They are in the process of developing 50 acres and also are providing national representation to several Fortune 500 companies. Harmon Family Development owns five million square feet of commercial and industrial properties in 17 states, including one million square feet in Northwest Ohio. IDL announced it will build a new 60,000 square foot “spec” warehouse on Spartan Drive in Oregon, and is also planning to build the first 100,000 square foot warehouse at the former Willys-Overland (Jeep) factory site in West Toledo. Northwood Jewelers After working for a local major jewelry store for 30 years, Richard Majewski decided to venture into the retail jewelry industry. He had driven by Northwood Plaza for years and noticed the front store location was for rent. A local jewelry supplier gave him an open line of credit. Since 1983, Northwood Jewelers has changed our statistics of doing 85 percent of its business in repairs to 85 percent in retail sales. That has compelled them to stay in Northwood for 25 years, even though other businesses have come and gone. Today, the business has eight employees. Tara Taylor says the business remains involved in the community. “Northwood Jewelers gives back to the community as often as we can. For many years we have supported the local food pantries both monetary and food drives, by collecting can goods or toiletries. “In 2010 we volunteered many hours helping out with the Tornado Relief Fund Raiser and donated items to raffle off at every fundraiser for the Tornado Relief we were asked to.

Front row, David Hymore, Person of the Year; Kaitlin Tucker, H & M Massage; Ashley Hirzel, H & M Massage; Tara Taylor, Northwood Jewelers; Amanda Taylor, Northwood Jewelers; Peggy Ricard, Toledo Metropolitan Council of Governments (TMACOG); Sarah Raymond, Young Person of the Year. Middle row, Sarah Beavers, Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber; Richard Majewski, Northwood Jewelers; Jane Gartee, H & M Massage; Jessica Chernota, H & M Massage; Sara Tabert, Northwood Jewelers; Nancy Brittian, Northwood Jewelers; Tony Reams, TMACOG; Stephanie Kuhlman, Industrial Developers LTD; Sam Melden, Food for Thought. Back row, Chrys Petersen, WTOL-TV; Larry Schaffer, Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

Two businesses honored for spirit of giving Continued from front page “Every therapist that works in the studio reaches out with healing to every client that enters,” Hirzel wrote in her Prism Award nomination. “More and more of our clients have joined the family of returning regular clients. We educate our clients on the benefits and not only do they retain the knowledge we share with them but they feel the benefits in their everyday life as they continue to receive massage. “We have teamed up with a local small business networking group called Inspire. This group has only made our family grow. By working with local small businesses such as Oregon Hearing, Dr. Robin Swaim of Gentle Chiropractic, and many others; we are really able to enhance our view of what is going on throughout the community which in turn helps our business plan evolve into what it has become.” Reaching out to the community has always been one of H&M Open Arms Massage Studio’s No. 1 priorities. H&M has paid attention to the children of Oregon through the Clay High School Athletics Booster

Association and Clay High School hockey team with donations to their programs. H&M frequently provides free chair massages for local companies and charities trying to raise funds. One in particular, which H&M has had the benefit of working with over the last two years, is ProMedica Bay Park Hospital. At Bay Park, H&M provided free chair massages to the Women’s Auxiliary for their Women’s Wellness Day. Massage for a cure (chair massage) was also a big event at their grand re-opening in August as H&M raised over $500 for ProMedica’s Light the Night Fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma. H&M also reached out to a local family when their son tragically passed away in a fire. H&M raised around $300 for the family to help get through the holidays. Looking back on the tragic fire of Vail Meadows Equestrian Center, H&M was able to raise approximately $200 for their fundraiser to help them rebuild. In another notable cause, H&M also provides massages to local veterans through a program called “Hands for Heroes,” a foundation helping veterans who are over-

coming PTSD or many of the other ailments that many veterans may be suffering from. Thirteen businesses and organizations were honored, including the Toledo Metropolitan Council of Governments, which received a General Excellence Award at the Prism ceremony. Others nominated were Northwood Jewelers, Motor Carrier Service and Miracle League of NW Ohio, all of Northwood; Croghan Colonial Bank, S & D Capital, and C & W Tank Cleaning Co., all of Oregon; and Martin and Martin Insurance Agency, The LaBuhn Center, and Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center, all of Toledo. The event is sponsored by the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce and honors excellence in this area’s businesses and organizations. Paul Toth, president of the Toledo/Lucas County Port Authority was the keynote speaker and retired local news broadcaster Chrys Peterson was emcee. The Prism Award trophies were designed by artist Shawn Messenger of Messenger Fine Art Glass.

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Northwood senior Raymond already a leader By J. Patrick Eaken Press Staff Writer “Sarah Raymond, a senior at Northwood High School, is not a leader of tomorrow. She is a leader today at just 18-years-old,” states Anny Toney of Leadership Toledo. Raymond was chosen the Young Person of the Year at the 21st Annual Prism Awards on March 27 at Sunrise Park and Banquet Center in Millbury. She was joined by First Federal Bank Vice President and Branch Manager David Hymore, the Person of the Year. Both received standing ovations after being introduced to 165 guests at the Prism Award ceremony. In 2011, Raymond was chosen to represent NHS in Youth Leadership Toledo, a program focused on developing young leaders. “From the beginning, Sarah had a ‘go get em’ attitude on everything that we did,” Toney said. “Rarely was there a time she would say no when approached with a challenge.” It was Toney who nominated Raymond. After her sophomore year, Raymond joined Youth in Philanthropy Encouraging Excellence, where Toney said “she was crucial in the group’s ability to raise over $20,000 to give back to youth serving organizations.” In the second half of the year, Raymond was nominated to be vice president of the group. Just two weeks ago, Raymond organized a spaghetti dinner which brought in over $400. She has been chosen to serve as one of four of Leadership Toledo’s youth board members. In 2013, she received the Presidential Service Award for over 200 hours of community service. “The number of leadership seminars that Sarah has attended is amazing,” Toney stated. In 2012, Raymond went to the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference in Ada, Ohio. She was nominated by her school for the conference, which is for high school sophomores across the state. One year later, she went to the World Leadership Congress in Chicago and this past November, she attended the Advanced Leadership Academy, yet another national leadership program. “Leadership Toledo is where we know Sarah best, but there is so much more that she has been involved in,” Toney continued. For three years, Raymond has been a member of Northwood’s student council, where she has helped organized school wide events. For three years, she has been part of Key Club, at times president, and she helped set up Tent City, an organization focused on helping the homeless. She also helped with organizing blood drives, leaf rakings, food drives and she served at local soup kitchens. Last year, Raymond was

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Sarah Beavers, Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber, and Chrys Petersen, congratulate Dave Hymore as the Person of the Year. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

Indicted James M. Walton, 55, of 603 W. Fourth St., Genoa, was indicted by the Ottawa County Grand Jury on one count of Theft, a felony of the fourth degree, after he allegedly received more than $7,500 in unemployment benefits while he was employed in 2012 and 2013. Joshua J. Jeffers, 31, of 808 Delaware Lane, Port Clinton, was also charged with one felony count of Theft for receiving more than $1,000 in unemployment benefits while working in 2013. An indictment is a formal charge filed with the Common Pleas Court and is not indicative of a defendant’s guilt or innocence, Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Mulligan said.

Easter Egg Hunt The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 12 and younger April 12 at 2 p.m. Participants will begin downtown and then proceed to the Portage Fire Station on Water Street, where children can visit with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, take photos with the Easter Bunny and have a chance to win one of the chamber’s special Golden Egg baskets. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the chamber at 419-898-0479.

a junior coach for Girls on the Run, a program dedicated to helping young girls with self-image and inner beauty. “As you can see, Sarah keeps busy, and there is much more I could list,” Toney wrote. “Most importantly though, she does all of this community service and community building because she believes in it. “Her enthusiasm is contagious and every time I see her, I cannot help but to smile. This girl has volunteered and dedicated more of her time by the age of 18 than some will do in a lifetime. She is definitely a young leader that we should all look up to.” Person of Year Hymore, a lifelong Oregonian, was nominated by Craig A. Curtis, one of First Federal’s commercial lenders. Hymore has been in either the banking field or in the private industry accounting field his entire life. He joined First Federal Bank in the fall of 2005 when he was named the Community Banking Manager of FFB’s Oregon Branch. “Dave continues to work to improve Oregon,” Curtis states. “First Federal Bank has grown substantially under his leadership, both in deposits but also in all types of lending. I know that Dave is considered by many in the community as a ‘counselor’ who a person can go to and discuss a problem or situation — whether it is financial or

not. His office is always open for this role. “My role with Dave began in late 2005. Over the past eight years plus, we have actually been ‘co-lenders’ with most of our customers, as we truly work as a team to help a customer or prospect with financing and banking needs. Dave rarely will take any credit for all of the bank’s success in the Oregon- Curtice-Northwood and now Genoa areas, but he has been the driving force and the leader for the past eight years in our success and our customers’ success.” Hymore is a long-time member and former membership chair of the Oregonian Club. He is also active in the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce and is a board member of the Oregon Economic Development Foundation. “He gives countless hours to these organizations as well as other local charities,” Curtis stated. “Dave also has been a little league coach for several sports in the area; first when he was in his late 20’s and early 30’s with little league football; and later helping when his two daughters started playing sports.” Hymore graduated from Cardinal Stritch High School, where he was quarterback of the school’s football team. He went on to the University of Toledo, graduating with a business degree in the early 1980s. Hymore continues to live on Antonio Street with his wife Darcy and daughters Olivia and Hanna.

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Woodmore sixth grade student set to compete By Yaneek Smith Press Contributing Writer

She worked very hard for it and stuck to it for a long time — that’s hard for a kid to do.

Just last month, Woodmore sixth grader Phoebe Jackson accomplished an impressive feat by winning the Northwest Ohio Championship Spelling Bee. Jackson won the event, which featured 52 competitors and took place at Owens Community College’s Fine & Performing Arts Center, after two hours of competition by correctly spelling the world “convulsion.” The runner-up was Oak Harbor resident Katelyn Farmer, who received a spelling bee plaque for her efforts. As a result, Jackson will compete next month in the Scripps’ National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. on May 25-31. Her victory earned her an all-expenses-paid trip to the nation’s capital. Jackson also received a Merriam-Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, a plaque and a $100 savings bond. Some of the other words Jackson correctly spelled were gregarious, nabob, albatross, mercerize, misogynist, sauerbraten and zeitgeber. But Jackson didn’t go straight to the Northwest Ohio Championships. She had to win two other spelling bees to make it this far, taking first at her school’s spelling bee before finishing second at the Ottawa County Spelling Bee. All this after finishing in the top 15 at last year’s regional spelling competition, something Jackson used as motivation to win it this time around. According to her parents, she seems to take it all in stride. “She was actually pretty calm about it and she’s been in quite a few plays, so she doesn’t get very nervous,” said her father, Kevin. “And she’s reading pretty often. She does a lot of reading and she’s probably more well-read than myself and my wife. My wife says I’m not supposed to tell you that.” Organizers say spelling bees are about more learning than how to spell difficult words. They help students to improve and increase their vocabulary while developing

a better understanding of the English language. Success in major spelling bee competition is usually a precursor for success later in life, they add. According to, the last six National Spelling Bee winners attended the following universities: Harvard, Cornell, MIT, Yale, Tufts, and Duke. “We’re very proud of her,” her mother, Krista, said. “She worked very hard for it and stuck to it for a long time — that’s hard for a kid to do. That’s something you can only do if you really want to. Phoebe is like any other kid. She plays soccer and likes to participate in musicals and started playing the saxophone in the band and singing in the choir. “It shows that she has some real study skills and some perseverance. It takes a lot. All those words, I’m sure it will come in handy during SAT and ACT time when she’s older. She has a whole different breath of vocabulary. She’s a well-read kid.” Jackson, 12, who has a brother and a sister, isn’t content with just having made it

this far. She is intending to make her mark when she heads to Washington. “She said she’s going to study for it,” Krista said. “She’s looking at different ways of studying for the test. We’ll be working on the words. She’s using the list and we’ll get another list. I think she wants to get as far as she can.” What made her accomplishment that much more impressive was the fact that she took part in a group competition earlier in the day at Pike-Delta-York High School. The Destination Imagination problem-solving competition, which Jackson took part in with some of her fellow classmates, features teams taking part in standards-based challenges that focus on aspects like technical, scientific and fine arts, to name a few. Oddly enough, Jackson and her teammates finished first and will be heading to the state competition. The DI competition was held at 8:30 a.m. before Jackson’s father drove Phoebe to Owens’ campus for the spelling bee.

Prom Dress Sale Owens Community College Gay Straight Alliance Club will host the 4th annual Prom Dress Sale Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. inside the Student Health and Activities Center located on the Toledo-area campus on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. Admission is free and open to the public. During the event, high school students and their families will have the opportunity to choose from an assortment of more than 400 prom dresses and accessories that range in price from $5 for dresses and 50 cents to $1 for accessories. Featured items available for purchase will be gently used dresses, shoes, purses, gloves and jewelry, among other prom accessories. In addition, a Mary Kay representative will be available to talk to participants, and shopping mentors will be on hand to offer assistance. All proceeds raised from the prom dress initiative will be used to benefit future community outreach activities for the Gay Straight Alliance Club. For more information, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2569.

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Lake Twp.

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Chief responds to criticisms

Nature Center groundbreaking set for April 16th

By Larry Limpf News Editor Lake Township fire and police department personnel Tuesday showed their support for fire chief Bruce Moritz - nearly filling all the seats in the meeting room of the township trustees and giving the chief a standing ovation after he responded to anonymous criticism of his management of the fire department. During the trustees’ March 18 meeting, Randy Saint John, of East Freedom Drive, told the trustees eight firefighters conveyed their concerns to him via email. Saint John said he was speaking as a resident and taxpayer worried about his family’s safety. The firefighters, he said, feared repercussions if they took their concerns to command officers. Moritz was attending a meeting of the Ohio Fire Chief’s Association and wasn’t present when Saint John read the allegations. Moritz conceded Tuesday to being “loud” during a recent departmental meeting but denied screaming at firefighters in the room – an allegation raised in the email read by Saint John. “I’m passionate about fire service,” Moritz said, adding he expected the discussion during the meeting to “stay in the room.” He said a “loud minority” in the department “seems to like to stir the pot.” Moritz also addressed a remark allegedly made by Genoa mayor Mark Williams at a recent fundraiser event sponsored by a Genoa booster group at the Millbury Fire Hall. The mayor allegedly told a township firefighter that Moritz “was your problem now.” Moritz read a letter from Williams in which the mayor denied making the comment and even being at the fundraiser. Moritz was the chief of the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District, which covers the Village of Genoa, before being hired by Lake Township last year. “We have great people in the department and I want to make it a great department,” Moritz said. He asked the firefighters at the trustees meeting if he had their support and they responded with a resounding, “Yes sir.” Issues facing the Lake Township department are similar to those facing volunteer fire departments across the country, he said. Personnel often have jobs outside the community and have to balance their family responsibilities and other demands on their time with the duties of the department. It’s becoming harder, he said, “getting volunteers and having people available.” Still, he had three or four applications on his desk that looked promising, he added. After the trustees’ meeting, many of the fire and police personnel filed by Moritz and shook his hand. Mike Hornyak, deputy fire chief, researched an allegation by Saint John that Lake firefighters arrived at a garage fire in the Freedom Estates subdivision after a crew of the Northwood Fire Department arrived under a mutual assistance agreement. Hornyak said departmental records indicate the call came in at 3:52 a.m. and the first Lake Township crew arrived at 3:59 a.m. The Northwood department arrived at 4:06 a.m. The blaze occurred on Nov. 24, 2012 and Moritz was the Allen-Clay chief at the time. Hornyak and Moritz said the department members at the trustees’ meeting were there by their own choice and Hornyak estimated more than half of the department was present. Police chief Mark Hummer said the 16 or so members of his department were also there by choice. Hummer, who is also the township administrator, and the trustees repeated their support for Moritz. Hummer said he was touched that the firefighters were there to support Moritz and praised the officers in his own department for also attending. “My guys, unbeknownst to me, are here today. And I’m very touched,” he said. Police Sergeant Jim Goodenough said he and his peers “came as one.” Resident Arlyn Brinker said he was ashamed more residents weren’t present to voice their support. “When we’re sleeping they’re out there,” he said of the first responders.

By Larry Limpf News Editor

Spaghetti dinner Becky Massey and Sister Cecelia get prepared for hungry diners at a spaghetti dinner held recently at the Little Sisters of the Poor. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

Senior Center?

City of Oregon, hospitals talk By Kelly J. Kaczala Press News Editor Oregon is looking at partnering with one of the hospitals in Oregon to provide services to seniors. Currently, the James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center on Bay Shore Road provides programs for seniors, though the facility, a former city pumping station, lacks space. The city last year considered contributing about $1 million to expand the building, but after voters passed a 0.5 mill senior levy last November, Mayor Mike Seferian started looking at other sites to provide services. Seferian and Administrator Mike Beazley have met with officials from Bay Park Pro Medica Hospital and Mercy St. Charles Hospital to discuss the possibility of a joint effort to provide senior programs. “We’re entertaining the idea of a partnership,” said Seferian. “We’re talking to them to see if there’s interest to build a senior center on their sites, and working with us and the YMCA to help run it. What we would really like to see is if one of those hospitals would build it in one of their new construction projects and add a facility for a senior center.” The city would contribute about $2 million towards construction, he said. “The hospital would maintain the building. The Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc., (AOoA) would help the YMCA run it. People in the Y have been running programs like this for 100 years and they understand the magnitude of running a program and how big it can grow.” The hospitals would also benefit because seniors would more likely use medical services in their facilities for health care. “The hospitals can be a showcase for seniors’ health care needs,” he said. So far, Bay Park has shown the most interest, he said “Pro Medica was looking to build a wellness center on their campus out towards Wheeling Street at the end of their property. We thought if they were going to build a facility there, how much more would it be to build a 6,000 square foot ad-

dition to facilitate a community room for a senior center. They’d already have a lot of things on the site – restrooms, parking. They’d just have to add onto an existing building. We could contribute funds for the capital part of it,” said Seferian. “We’re looking at the likelihood we could accomplish something like this. In the meantime, we’re not going to make any commitments until we see if this is possible. This could be our way to the future with a senior facility. If we can strike up an arrangement like that, we’ll be able to offer more successful programs than if we tried to pull it off by building an addition to the existing center and try to expand that facility,” he said. The city decided to put together a committee to determine how the levy funds will be spent after it was learned last November that officials from the James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center had rejected the possibility of getting $250,000 from the AOoA to expand operations and had opted instead to get the center’s own levy on the ballot. Some voters as well as some on city council felt they were misled by an Oregon senior levy campaign that inaccurately stated the senior center’s budget had been cut by the city and the AOoA last year when in fact it had not. The city had considered not collecting revenue from the five year levy, but election results had already been certified by the county, so revenue must be collected for the first year. The city could decide not to collect in succeeding years. Seferian said it was still a possibility if the city cannot put together an efficient plan to provide senior services with levy revenue, estimated to be over $200,000 annually. “If you are going to create programs, make the programs work,” he said. The city would not renew the levy in five years if it can pull together the proposal to get one of the hospitals, the YMCA, and the AOoA involved in providing senior services, he said. “After the five years are up, we wouldn’t need to renew the levy because we would have the bases covered then. I think the public would accept that as a good use of the funds if we could work that all out,” he said.

After 10 years of saving, planning and raising funds, the Sandusky County Park District is ready to break ground for a nature center building at Creek Bend Farm Park in the Village of Lindsey. A groundbreaking ceremony for the center is scheduled for April 16 at 10 a.m. at the park. The district’s board of commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday to contract with Mosser Construction, Fremont, to build the 4,000-square-foot, 2-story facility that will cost about $1.52 million. Construction is expected to be completed by early October, said Jeanne Dieterich, a district spokesperson. The building will contain a classroom and the park district consulted with administrators of area school systems to ensure the room design is compatible with the science curricula of the schools, Steve Gruner, director of the park district, said. The center will also house a library, window on wildlife room, open and covered decks, an exhibit area, office and restrooms. Gruner said the district will be able to display more than 100 taxidermy specimens at the center and offer nature programs for clubs and organizations. The center will also provide a base for the district’s volunteer programs. Nearly 10 years ago the district embarked on a two-pronged effort to fund the project. The park board began setting aside funds from rental fees, donations, and revenue from wetland mitigation projects until it had reached its goal of earmarking $750,000 for the building. A public fundraising campaign then began and last August the district announced that a Clyde, O. couple, Joe and Sharon Wilson, were donating $100,000 toward construction costs. By the end of 2013, the district had received about $421,000 in public donations and pledges, including the Wilson donation – one of the largest cash donations in the 40-year history of the park system, Gruner said. Other notable donations: • Hal Hawk, president of Crown Battery Manufacturing Co., and his wife, Diane, are donating $50,000 for the classroom. • The Knight-Baldwin Charitable Fund is donating $50,000. • Glenn Maddy, a former county extension agent, pledged $25,000 for a children’s activity area. • Community Health System pledged $10,000 for a nature trail. • Tom Kern, president of Stylecrest Products, is donating $50,000 for the window on wildlife. • Kate Doust, of Fremont, is donating $25,000 to sponsor the meeting room. • Luckey Farmers is donating $20,000 for the main floor display area. • Ag-Credit, Fremont Pickle Growers Association, Daryl and Cate Knipp Farms, Mauch Farms, Seibert Seed Service, William and Evelyn Warner Farms, and the Sandusky County Farm Bureau are jointly donating $30,000 for the display area. More contributions are expected, Gruner said last week. Creek Bend Farm Park covers about 310 acres and the nature center will sit close to Muddy Creek. Gruner said the district is also restoring two barns at the site this spring.

Teen Poetry Contest The Harris-Elmore Public Library will sponsor its eighth annual Teen Poetry Contest during the month of April. Prizes include $25 gift certificates to a local book store, which will be given in the categories of “Male Poet Serious,” “Male Poet Humorous,” “Female Poet Serious” and “Female Poet Humorous.” The contest is open to students in grades 7-12, or the equivalent for homeschooled students. Poems should be typed on one side of the paper (but may be more than one page in length) and submitted to the Library, 328 Toledo St., Elmore, by April 10. There is a limit of three entries per person. For more information, call the library at 419-862-2482. Visit for more information about the library.


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Auto titles up, foreclosures down in Lucas County By Kelly J. Kaczala Press News Editor

Lucas County hit its lowest point in 2009. From that point on, it’s gotten better.

New auto title transactions for the first quarter of this year have risen while mortgage foreclosure rates are down in Lucas County compared to the first quarter of last year, according to J. Bernie Quilter, Lucas County Clerk of Courts. The statistics are for new and used auto dealer title transactions. Compared to the first quarter of 2013, the county saw an increase of 346 new auto title transactions and 596 used auto transactions, said Quilter. The county has seen an increase since 2010. “In auto sales, there’s been an upward trend,” Quilter told The Press on Tuesday. “Lucas County hit its lowest point in 2009. From that point on, it’s gotten better.” With increased transactions comes more revenue. “In terms of total sales tax dollars collected and paid to Lucas County so far this year, we have collected $2,531,284.34. Compare that to $2,492,262.52 in sales tax dollars collected in 2013, which is an increase of $39,021.82 in the first quarter of 2014,” said Quilter. Total dollars spent purchasing dealer new, used and casual auto sales (sales between private individuals) for the first quarter this year show an increase of $15,466,430.02 over the first quarter last year. “Clearly, these numbers point to a continually improving economy in Lucas County and to an increase in consumer confidence,” said Quilter. “People are starting to get comfortable with the economy.” Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, anxiety regarding future terrorism may have had a chilling effect in the number of auto title transactions, he said. “In 2002, there were 139,000 auto title transactions. After that, from 2003 to 2009, we started going down,” he said. In 2003, new auto title transactions fell to 136,000; in 2004 133,000; in 2005 128,000; in 2006 119,000; in 2007 114,000; in 2008 113,000 and in 2009 to 101,000. “After that, the economy starts to pick back up: 104,000 title transactions in 2010, 108,000 in 2011,

Foreclosures in Lucas County reached a high of 4,160 in 2009, he said. That number dropped to a total of 1,912 filings in 2013. In 2011 there were 2,946 filings, followed by 2,789 in 2012. “For the first quarter of this year, mortgage foreclosure filings were 357 compared to 549 last year. We haven’t seen numbers like that since 2003,” he said. Now, people could say we don’t have any more homes to foreclose on, and that could be. But these are positive numbers. People are starting to get comfortable with the economy.” Another reason for the dip in mortgage foreclosure filings, he said, is there are

more programs available to help homeowners who are at risk of losing their homes. “When people got their foreclosure notices, they didn’t know what to do,” he said. “Today, we have a foreclosure magistrate who tries to work with the home owners and banks. There’s all kinds of help out there. Back in 2006 and 2007, we were putting together information for people to let them know there is help out there. When I sent a foreclosure note out to people, we were also inserting a “first call for help,” so people would know what to do. There were some who are too proud to make that call for help. But every tool helps.”

112,000 in 2012, and 116,000 in 2013. And we’re well on our way up this year.” While new and used car dealer sales transactions in the county climbed, casual sales dipped in the first quarter of this year compared to the first quarter of last year, he said. “There were 999 less title transactions this quarter compared to last year’s first quarter, which is good because that means sales of new and used cars from the dealer went up,” he said. Foreclosures down Another sign the economy is picking up is the number of mortgage foreclosure filings that have steadily declined in Lucas County, said Quilter. Mortgage foreclosure filings for the first quarter this year totaled 357 compared to 549 in the first quarter of last year, according to Quilter. “While mortgage foreclosures are still of concern, the fact that the first quarter of 2014 is showing the number of foreclosures decreasing clearly indicates an improving housing market. These statistics clearly indicate that Lucas County continues to show growth in both the public and private sectors and with companies beginning to expand their workforces, consumer confidence and a healthier job market point to an improved and overall positive outlook for Lucas County residents,” he said.

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Oregon grower: No-till planting a plus for lake watershed By Larry Limpf News Editor There are, says Bill Myers, many farmers in Northwest Ohio utilizing progressive measures to reduce run-off and other side-effects of agriculture that harm surface water. “We’re not all old school,” he said. “There is a segment out there already trying different practices on their own to help the situation with the environment.” In his presentation at the 9th annual Lake Erie Conference last month, Myers, whose family farms about 2,000 acres in Oregon, said the intense scrutiny by some researchers on no-till planting and its links to algae blooms in Lake Erie may be misplaced. “No-till does a better job holding back

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Your Voice on the Street: by Stephanie Szozda

APRIL 7, 2014


The Press Poll

Who do you think will be in the college basketball finals and who will win?

How many ſrearms do you own? 0 1-2 3-5 6-8 10 -15 20 or more Mike Wade Floyds Knobs, IN "I think it will be Florida and Wisconsin, with Florida winning it all because they have a more dominant post presence and have been the better team all year defensively and offensively."

Sam Warner Perrysburg "Florida and Kentucky make the title game. Florida wins because their experienced seniors stay cool down the stretch versus a very talented, but very young Kentucky team."

Outpouring of support To the editor: In the face of tragedy, one does not know how people will react. The early morning hours of March 9 brought with them an unimaginable and terrible tragedy. Jose Andy Chavez, a husband, father, son, brother and vibrant family member to so many, was shot and killed as he celebrated his 26th birthday with his family. They will forever feel their loss. Another family is also mourning its loss. Andy was a full-time Elmore police officer and his dedication to his job was exemplary. His happy attitude and big smile are not only missed every day by the police department but also by the whole Elmore community. Never facing such a tragedy and not knowing what to expect, the events that took place in the following hours and days still overwhelm me as I think of the dedication and teamwork of so many different factions coming together and working as one with a single goal – to honor Andy Chavez in the very best way they could. Our strong community showed its strength and even got stronger in the face of such adversity. It is time to say “thank you” to all that worked so tirelessly and unselfishly during this terrible time. The hundreds of phone calls, the meetings, the hours of planning and the all-out effort put out by so many to synchronize a chain of events in such a short period of time could only be accomplished by so many working as one to make it happen. First and foremost, I would like to thank Police Chief George Hayes and Sgt. Jeff Harrison who were extraordinary in the planning and their coordination efforts. I would also like to thank Sheriff Steve Levorchick and the entire Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department for all of their help and continued support; the Clay Township Police Department for covering the village the day of the service; the Fraternal Order of Police Association of Port Clinton and the Toledo Police Department for their help and advice on protocols for the funeral, and to Chaplain Vriezelaar for officiating

Matt Persinger Perrysburg "I think Florida will play Kentucky in the championship, with Florida winning the tournament. The reasoning behind this prediction is simple: It's what I don't want to happen, therefore it will."


Teddy Ogdahl Oregon "Kentucky and Connecticut. I don't know who will win but I want Connecticut to win but only because if they do then Holly will win our company pool and that will make her husband very mad."

Chris McKinnon Perrysburg "Florida and Kentucky. Florida has an experienced team and other than Kentucky, has had the best tournament so far. Experience over youth."

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the services. I would also like to thank the Harris-Elmore Fire Department for all their help before, during and after the day of the service, and the Elmore Historical Society. I would also like to say a special “thank you” to the Woodmore staff, the students and the Woodmore parents for all their efforts they put forth to honor Andy and his family. It is impossible to thank everyone by name. The list is, indeed, very long. At this time, I would just like to say thank you, everyone for everything you did following this tragic loss. Matt Damschroder, Mayor, Village of Elmore

Progressive thinking? To the editor: This is in response to the letter by Cynthia Campbell. She asserts discrimination is always wrong and many Christians are medieval thinking hypocrites for their views on same-sex relations. The issue has been topical because of events like the photographer who refused to shoot a same-sex couple’s ceremony and a florist who refused to provide services to a same-sex couple’s union. I guess if everyone was a secular progressive thinker, all discrimination would cease. Let’s test a few hypothetical examples. I guess since religion represents medieval thinking, I’ll use examples that represent progressive thinking. A vegetarian opens a restaurant and approaches a forhire food critic who happens to be vegan to try all of her dishes. The vegan refuses because of his personal beliefs and the vegetarian sues him. This will be tough for the courts because on one hand, the vegetarian is a woman and the vegan is a man. On the other hand the male food critic is more progressive in his thinking because he is vegan. Maybe the court will rule that her restaurant should give up the medieval thinking of vegetarianism and serve only

vegan dishes. Michelle Obama will praise the decision. A female couple approaches a woman to take pictures for their union. The photographer specializes in serving male couples only and is not comfortable photographing female couples despite being in a samesex relationship herself. I guess she’s a secular progressive hypocrite so the courts will rule against her on behalf of women’s rights. That makes sense. An environmentalist runs an ecofriendly carwash for compact cars. Another environmentalist drives up in his SUV. He only drives the SUV because he needed the space to house the seven species of bugs he just saved from extinction in the rainforest. The SUV won’t fit through the car wash so the driver sues. The courts rule that the car wash is wrong for not putting the health of the bugs first and the SUV driver is wrong for not driving a hybrid SUV made by GM. Everybody wins. Hopefully I’ve made my point. Adam Swartz Walbridge

70% Yes 30% No with, so get over it.” Rufus Wallace Millbury Editor’s note: A Mexican man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the death of Brian Terry. Others believed to be involved are at large or in custody in Mexico.

Fundraiser support To the editor: We wish to thank everyone for their support for donations to the Kyler Hammer Chicken Barbecue Benefit. The benefit was held March 30 at the Eagle’s Nest Hall in Oak Harbor to benefit Kyler, who was born June 3, 2013 with a genetic disorder. We especially want to thank Batdorff Real Estate and all associates and spouses for all their help in selling tickets, as well as their help in serving and making it a successful day and event. It was very much appreciated. Kyler is working very hard with his therapy to make us proud and he is such a blessing. We need extra prayers for his surgery to be successful and for quick recovery in May. He definitely is a fighter. Nick, Megan and Kyler Hammer Dean Hammer Bernie and Gene Hammer

Nothing was done To the editor: I question just why Congress and the Justice Department are looking into the ignition problem General Motors is having, and the deaths of 12 people. When thousands of guns were allowed to go into Mexico and were used to kill Mexican citizens and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, nothing was done. When our ambassador to Libya and three others were killed, nothing was done. The gun-runners were promoted and the Justice Department is stonewalling. The woman who was in charge of the IRS retired and is taking the Fifth before congress. Hillary Clinton said, when questioned by Congress about the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya, “It is over and done

A Good Samaritan To the editor: I had the good fortune on Sunday, March 20 of having a stranger help, and I never even had the ability to thank him or her. An unknown person returned my purse intact to the Service Desk at the Oregon Meijer from an outside cart corral. There is an endless stream of negative news and I realized that honest, decent citizens often are overlooked for their kindness. To this Good Samaritan – thank you. You have restored my faith in humanity and I intend to pay your good deed forward. K. Ackerman Gibsonburg

Time and effort, if used wisely equals success Dare to Live

by Bryan Golden

Now is the time to start down your chosen path. You will never be as young as you are today.

Time affects virtually every aspect of your life. Time only moves forward. There is no going back. Time can’t be saved or made up. Time seems to go by faster each year. Times goes by like a flash when you are happy and having fun and drags endlessly when you are not. A big time trap is waiting for things to happen. Although circumstances can change over time, passively waiting for this to occur is very ineffective. A more successful strategy is taking action now in order to make things happen. Although you decide how proactive you are, there is no way to know how much time it will take to accomplish any particular objective. Patience is as essential as action. Since there is no way to know how close you are to your goal, you must keep persevering. Always remember that failure only occurs when you give up. The effect of water on stone is a great illustration of the cumulative effects of action over time. A single drop of water has no impact whatsoever on a rock. Yet billions of drops of water over eons create landscapes as stunning as the Grand Canyon. Success takes both time and effort.

The key is being persistent and consistent. It really doesn’t matter how long a journey takes because time goes by anyway. So you may as well be spending your time working

toward something you want. Just as time is required to build, time is as needed to maintain. For example, once a house is constructed, it takes time and effort to keep it in good shape. Any structure that is ignored will collapse over time. Achieving a goal is wonderful. You must then devote enough time to maintaining your goal. Landing your dream job is certainly a great accomplishment. In order to keep your job you need to spend enough time doing everything expected of you. It’s common to hear time used as an excuse. There is not enough time. It will take too much time. I’m too young. I’m too old. Excuses prevent accomplishments. Stop making them. Now is the time to start down your chosen path. You will never be as young as you are today. Those people with lots of time on their hands, who don’t have a specific direction, easily become bored. The statement, “I have some time to kill,” indicates someone is in this situation. Your life can be as rich and exciting as you make it. It’s a shame to drift along without any meaningful goals. Unfortunately we encounter adverse circumstances we have to deal with. These cause negative emotions such as grief, sad-

ness, stress, and worry. These feelings can fade in intensity over time. Healing is a process that cannot be rushed. Each person is different in how much time they require. Time only moves forward, and you should also. The most important time is the present. What you do with your time is up to you. Lamenting the past or worrying about the future is a waste of time. Learn from the past while taking action to prepare for the future. Action is essential to moving in your desired direction or reaching a specific goal. Treat each day as the gift it is. Rather than waiting for opportunity, create opportunity. Each day is a brand new opportunity to assess where you are, decide where you want to go, and then do whatever is necessary to get there. Life is not a practice run. Use the time you have to create the life you want. NOW AVAILABLE: “Dare to Live Without Limits,” the book. Visit www.BryanGolden. com or your bookstore. Bryan is a management consultant, motivational speaker, author, and adjunct professor. Email Bryan at or write him c/o this paper. © 2014 Bryan Golden



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The Nostalgia Highway

Survey showed 49 percent of high school students cheated The exits on The Nostalgia Highway are at 10-year increments. Enjoy the trip through the pages of The Press.

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April, 2004 News: Baby Easter, an infant found dead in Cedar Creek, was buried in Allen Township Cemetery, following a community-led fund drive. Craig Emahiser, Ottawa County Sheriff, said, “The community’s really come together and this baby isn’t going to a pauper’s grave. We’re going to have graveside services and a headstone for her.” U.S. Coking Group chose Oregon for its $250 million heat recovery, coke plant estimated to bring 165 jobs. Mike Navarre, Toledo police chief, attributed part of the 1.6 percent decrease in crime to the mountain bike unit formed in 2002. The nine-member team quietly patrolled at night when criminal activity was at its peak. At its annual Prism Awards dinner, The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce named Ed Harmon Business Person of the Year. Harmon invested more than $15 million in five years to build three warehouses in Oregon covering 260,000 square-feet. The investment resulted in 150 new jobs. Sports: Danny Clayton, who won a City League title while compiling a 110-53 record at Waite, was named head baseball coach at Genoa. Greg Wilker, head baseball coach at Lake, won his 300th game. In 20 years at the school, his record stood at 302-222 and included five league titles. Price check: Sky Bank offered home equity loans at 4.99 percent APR.

by John Szozda Hot then, gone now: The Golf Outlet, Woodville Mall.

April, 1994 News: Diane Chambers, aka Carol Lee, aka Diane Conrad, the nanny who allegedly stole an estimated $30,000 from a Perrysburg couple was on the run and being sought by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department. This story, which eventually aired on America’s Most Wanted, first appeared in The Press. The number of Ohio farms, which totaled 70,711, decreased by 10 percent from 1987 to 1992, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. Two sizes of farms, however, increased--those under 300 acres and those more than 1,000 acres. Sports: Lorna Richey Michael, a Clay grad, ran 2,935.2 miles in 64 days to finish the “Trans-America Foot Race.” She was the first woman in the history of the event to finish the race. Jim Derr, Perrysburg wrestling coach, was honored by the Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association for his 33 years in the sport. Derr started the wrestling program at Northwood High School and coached there nine years. Price check: Sisters Chicken sold a two-piece chicken dinner with two sides and a biscuit for $1.99.

Hot then, gone now: Huss Lawnmower, East Toledo.

April, 1984 News: Macy’s in Woodville Mall held a finger printing session through the K-I-D Fingerprint Identification Program. Michael Schaefer, a former Kansas City police officer and author of the book “Child Snatching: How to Prevent it from Happening to Your Child,” was the guest speaker. Sports: Dave Christie resigned as basketball coach at Oak Harbor after 10 seasons and a record of 145-70. Christie won three consecutive SLL titles and his last team made it to the state final game before bowing out with a record of 26-1 His career record over 23 years with five schools was 299-178. The Ohio High School Athletic Association proposed tightening academic rules for participation in sports and cocurricular activities. The proposal would require a participating student earn at least four credits toward graduation in the preceding grading period to retain eligibility. Kevin Marble, a Lake senior hockey player, set the school record for most career points. Marble tallied 220 points in 75 games on 89 goals and 131 assists. Price check: Macy’s in the Woodville Mall sold a Sansui Dolby cassette deck for $129. Hot then, gone now: Mr. Dale & My Nails, Northwood.

April, 1974 News: Cardinal Stritch sophomore Julie Glauser was the only East Side student to receive a Superior Rating in the 15th Annual

Toledo Science and Engineering Day. Her project was entitled “Cheating.” Glauser gave pre-marked tests to more than 500 students from 10 high schools. Teachers returned the tests to their students to self-correct. After students turned in their grades, Glauser rechecked the papers for cheating. Results showed 49 percent of students cheated. Of those, 54 percent were males. The study showed almost no variance from school to school. William Nye, director of Ohio Natural Resources, issued a plea to sport and commercial fishermen to cooperate with the state’s effort to increase the low walleye population in Lake Erie. Nye’s comments came after the DNR seized its first commercial fishing boat for illegally taking walleye. The boat’s owner paid $1,250 for its return. He was also convicted of two counts of failure to remove nets after the end of the fishing season and fined $200 and costs for each charge. Oregon Mayor Carlton Haas mailed letters to President Richard Nixon and Governor John Gilligan, as well as to state and federal representatives, requesting that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers build dikes along Lake Erie to alleviate flooding due to high lake levels. Sports: An area woman’s softball league was proposed. Residents from Woodville, Pemberville and Gibsonburg showed interest in joining. Price check: Tri Motors sales in Oak Harbor sold a 1974 Ford Pinto for $2,442. Hot then, gone now: King’s Row Fireplace Shop in the Woodville Mall. Comment at

The Golden State’s drought affects more than the residents As a Californian, I have not gotten too much sympathy from friends and family about our rotten weather this winter. Yes, I said rotten weather. It’s been incredibly pleasant— except for a few times when the temperature crept up to 90 — but we’ve hardly had any rain. Cry me a river, you might think. Especially if you live in a part of the country where the term “polar vortex” was added to your vocabulary in the past few months. Boo-hoo. It was too sunny and perfect every day. California’s climate problems have nothing to do with human comfort — but they have everything to do with human food. And not just for California. Unfortunately for the rest of the country, Californians provide a huge share of the nation’s fruits and vegetables. If we can’t grow crops because we have no water, everybody misses out. A recent Mother Jones article points out that nearly all of America’s almonds, walnuts, strawberries, broccoli, grapes, and more come from the Golden State. And just one walnut requires a whopping 4.9 gallons of water. That’s not 4.9 gallons for a pound of walnuts. That’s for just one nut. A stick of butter? That takes 109 gallons of


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and vegetables. And yeah, you can’t judge California’s water supplies based on this year alone since it’s one of the driest years on record. But whether the current drought continues (as some experts predict) or the recent downpours herald a break in this dry spell, we are foolish to put all of our agricultural eggs in one geographic basket. The prominent food writer Michael Pollan once made the point that efficiency in agriculture comes at the expense of resilience, and vice versa. To date, it’s been efficient to produce 95 percent of America’s broccoli in just a few California counties. But that also means that one natural disaster could take out the majority of our broccoli supply in a given year. California is blessed with a mild Mediterranean climate and seemingly unlimited sunshine, but it’s not for nothing that we call ourselves the “Shake ‘n Bake” state. Earthquakes and wildfires are only two of our specialties — we’ve also got mudslides, flash floods, and now this terrible drought. Even in wet years, it doesn’t rain much. When farmers concentrate the growth of a single crop in one area, we risk losing that crop to an outbreak of pests or disease. That is even truer when farmers grow the same variety of the same crop. Think grove after grove of Valencia oranges, without

any Navels in sight. Our current farming system arose out of a drive for efficiency. If we grow all of the tomatoes (or lettuce or broccoli) in one spot, then the farmers benefit from an entire distribution and processing system centralized in their area. Perhaps there’s a tomato canning plant or a ketchup factory nearby. This system currently gives us the cheapest food in the world. Americans spend less than 10 percent of our disposable income on food, less than any other nation. Yet our cheap food system is inherently risky. A few years ago, a drought across most of the country radically reduced our corn production. California’s ongoing drought will reduce the supply of many fruits, nuts, and vegetables. With the changing climate, we can expect more weather extremes and the crop failures they sow. Let’s build resiliency into our food system by growing fruits, nuts, and vegetables across the country instead of concentrating way too much of our food in one drought-prone state. OtherWords columnist Jill Richardson is the author of Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It.


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No foolin’ – April bringing baseball, birding and Easter bunny fun Through April 13: “Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President” exhibit, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. In his first term as Ohio governor, Rutherford B. Hayes urged the legislature to establish a landgrant college funded by the Morrill Act of 1862. His persistence resulted in creation of The Ohio State University. The exhibit highlights the strong link between Hayes and the university. Through April 25: “Natural Toledo” exhibit, Community Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. Inspired by TMA’s forthcoming major international exhibition, The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden, the Museum issued a challenge to two- and three-dimensional artists to help fill the Community Gallery with works of art that would transform it into a sensory experience inspired by the natural beauty of the Toledo region. April 25-July 6: “In Fine Feather: Birds, Art & Science,” Gallery 18, Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibition chronicles the intersection of natural science and art in the pursuit of describing and identifying birds, from a medieval treatise on falconry to Audubon’s Birds of America and today’s field guide. Free admission. Through May 4: “Love & Play: A Pair of Paintings by Fragonard,” Gallery 28, Toledo Museum of Art. Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s playfully sensual companion paintings, the Toledo Museum of Art’s “Blind-Man’s Buff” and the ThyssenBornemisza Museum, Madrid’s “The SeeSaw,” are reunited for the first time in 25 years. Through May 11: “The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden,” Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. Featuring 100 paintings, photos, drawings and sculptures of some of the most acclaimed European artists from the 17th to the 20th century. Through May 18: “Paper Roses: GardenInspired Works on Paper,” Works on Paper Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. Through May 25: Varujan Boghosian, Wolfe Gallery Mezzanine and Gallery 18, Toledo Museum of Art. The ArmenianAmerican artist’s poetic works incorporate unconventional objects, like children’s toys, ancient paper and shoes. Through May 26: PRIZM Creative Community presents, “Art-A-Fair 2014,” a free show featuring art, literature and live performance, Fifth Third Center at One SeaGate, 550 N. Summit St., Toledo. Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and weekends noon-6 p.m. April April 5 & 12: Bald Eagle Tour, Sandusky Co. Park District office, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 5; 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12. Age 15 and older are invited to observe nesting, feeding and territorial behaviors. Registration required. 888-200-5577, April 6: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Louisville Bats, 2 p.m., Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS.

Calendar Cyclones, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 5:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL, April 14: Sandusky Co. Historic Jail Tour, 622 Croghan St., Fremont. Tours offered at 5:30, 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m. The 75-minute tour includes the 1892 jail, the 1840s dungeon located underneath the Sandusky Co. Courthouse and Gallows Exhibition Hall featuring the gallows used for the last hanging in Sandusky Co. (Tours are kidfriendly). Tickets ($2) are available at the Sandusky Co. Convention and Visitors Bureau, 712 North St., Fremont. April 15: Campgrounds Open at White Star and Wolf Creek Parks. April 16-17: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Columbus Clippers, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo, 6:30 p.m. 419-725HENS, April 17: Rain Garden Workshop, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River Rd. S., Elmore. Learn how to save money by building your own rain barrel. Fee is $50 per barrel. Registration required by April 10. 419-862-3182

Passenger Pigeons, an etching from John James Audubon’s “Birds of America,”will be among the Toledo Museum of Art’s “In Fine Feather: Birds, Art & Science” exhibit, on view beginning April 25. (Photo courtesy of Toledo Museum of Art) April 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 and 13: “The Glass Menagerie,” Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo.; 419243-9277. April 5: Bald Eagle Day, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, noon-4 p.m. Back to the Wild rehabilitation center will be on hand with a live eagle; visit area nests and learn about this awesome bird. 419898-0960, April 4-6: Weak Signals Radio Control Exposition, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. The world’s largest exposition dedicated to radiocontrolled model aircraft, boats and cars. Tickets available at the door. 419-255-3300, April 6: “Stuart Little,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 2-4 p.m. The surprising story of a most unusual mouse who happens to be born into an ordinary New York City family. 419-242-2787, www. April 7-9: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Indianapolis Indians, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo, 6:30 p.m. 419725-HENS, April 11-13: PRO Home & Garden Show,

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Friends of Lake Township Parks plan Egg-Stravaganza Friends of Lake Twp. Parks will present an Egg-Stravaganza Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Saturday, April 12, 8-11 a.m. at the Lake Twp. Administration Building, 27975 Cummings Rd. The breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, sausage links or bacon and coffee or juice. The requested donation is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for children 12 and under. Free events, which include a kids’ craft area and a coloring contest, will run from 8:30-11 a.m. The egg hunt, which starts at 11:15 a.m., will be broken into age groups - 6 months-2 years; 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-9 years and 10-12 years. Pictures will be available with the Easter Bunny for a $4 charge. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit Lake Township Parks. For more information, contact Ron Hanely at 419-3923235 or email

Spittin’ Image to perform Audiences at the Pemberville Opera House will not only think they’re seeing double, they’ll have double the enjoyment when Spittin’ Image – the duo comprised of twins Blain and Brian Swabb take the stage Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. Their performance is sponsored as part of the ongoing Live in the House concert series. The twins were born and raised and still live in Greenville, Ohio, Darke County. They started picking their instruments at a young age, and by the time they turned 13, they had formed their first group. At 14 years old, they were performing most weekends. After graduating from high school, the two traveled the Midwest playing the hotel and resort circuit. The high-energy show includes an entertaining blend of music, comedy and audience participation. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door, or in advance at Beeker’s General Store, 226 E. Front St., Pemberville, or by calling Carol at 419-2874848. For more information, visit www.

Trailer Park Musical Owens Community College Fine and Performing Arts will present, “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and April 6 and 13 at 3 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre. The musical tells the story of a new tenant at Armadillo Acres – and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil-loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband –storms begin to brew. Admission is $12 for general public and $8 for Owens faculty, staff, students and alumni. For more information, contact Jeremy Meier at 567-661-2798 or visit

Easter Bunny Breakfast The East Toledo Family Center, located at 1020 Varland Ave., Toledo, will host a “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” April 12 from 9 a.m.-noon. Pancakes will be served until 11:30 a.m. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos, and families are invited to bring their cameras. There will also be children’s crafts. The program is free and open to the community. All children must be accompanied by an adult. To volunteer or for more information, call Jodi Gross at 419-6911429, ext. 213.

Doll & Bear Show set The Toledo Doll & Bear Show will be held April 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Theater Lobby at the Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. The show will feature more than 270 tables of merchandise, including dolls, bears, antique toys and more, from vendors from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, as well as other states. “This is a very popular, well-attended show,” said Jean Garrison, local collector

West Side Story From the first note to the final breath, “West Side Story” soars as the greatest love story of all time. The smash hit Broadway revival will play at the Stranahan Theater May 1-4, as part of the 2013-14 Broadway in Toledo Series. Tickets are available online at and, at the Stranahan box office, or by calling 419-381-8851. (Photo courtesy of Theater League/Carol Rosegg) who will be on hand for the show. “Toledo is known for having some high-dollar sales – sometimes $20,000 or more. One local collector bought a doll for $30,000 and turned around and sold it for $50,000.” Doll appraisals will be available by Floyd Jones, doll appraiser for several recent episodes of PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow.” In addition, Shari McMasters will be on site stringing dolls. Admission is $5 per person. Children under 12 will be admitted free. For more information, call Sandy Bullock at 734282-0152 or visit www.toledodollshow. com. The next show is set for Oct. 12.

Paint Away Polio The Oregon-Northwood Rotary Club will present “Paint Away Polio,” a fundraiser to End Polio Now, April 12 from 6-10:30 p.m. at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman St., Oregon. Participants are invited to enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while working on their own masterpieces. The cost is $55 per ticket, which includes instructions by Uncork The Artist, art supplies, hors d’oeuvres and wine ticket. No painting talent or experience is necessary; instructors will offer step-by-step guidance. Admission is open to those 21 and older; outside alcohol is not permitted. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are available by advance purchase only. Spaces are limited. Those who are unable to attend the event may support the fight to help end polio by making a monetary donation or a raffle prize. For tickets or to arrange donation pick-up, contact Melinda Ciesielczyk at 419-720-0085 or; Sarah Beavers at 419-693-5580 or director@ or Danielle Addison at 419-693-9000 or

Easter Egg Hunt The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 12 and younger April 12 at 2 p.m. Participants will begin downtown and then proceed to the Portage Fire Station on Water Street, where children can visit with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, take photos with the Easter Bunny and have a chance to win one of the chamber’s special Golden Egg baskets.


The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the chamber at 419-898-0479.

Summer Concert Series Tickets are currently on sale for the Toledo Zoo’s popular Summer Concert Series. Scheduled to perform in the Zoo’s classic open-air Amphitheatre this summer are: Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band – July 1; Little Big Town – July 11; Sarah McLachlan – July 13; Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson – July 17; Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss – July 18; John Fogerty – July 30; The Avett Brothers – Aug. 5; The Moody Blues – Aug. 20. Tickets are available in person at the Zoo’s box office, at Ticketmaster or Live Nation locations, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Concerts are held rain or shine, and unless otherwise determined by Live Nation, refunds will not be given in the event of rain. For additional concert information, visit or toledozoo. org/concerts.

“Music Man” auditions set Perrysburg Musical Theatre will hold auditions for its upcoming performance of “The Music Man,” which will be staged July 31 and Aug. 1-3 at Perrysburg High School. The production, which will be directed by Clark Ausloos with musical direction by Pam Williams-Rumer, will feature roles for all ages from 7 years old and up. Auditions are open to the community. General auditions (ages 13 and up) will be held April 21 and 22, 4-7 p.m. at the Commodore Building in Perrysburg. Auditions for children ages 7-9 will be held April 26, 10-11:30 a.m. at St. Timothy’s

Church in Perrysburg. Children ages 10 - 12 will audition April 26, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., also at St. Timothy’s Church. Invited callbacks will be held April 28, 4-7 p.m. at the Commodore Building in Perrysburg. Audition packets with specific details about auditions, preparation, and the rehearsal details are available online at www. Completed packet information must be brought to auditions. For more information on auditions and the production please visit our website at or visit us on Facebook.

Oregon Fest contests In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Oregon Fest, the planning committee has designated this year’s theme as “The Best of Oregon.” The festival, which will be held May 18 will feature arts and crafts, a Business Fair, Classic Car Show, Festival Foods, kids’ art projects, a Living History Encampment, Quality of Life Tent, rides, games, prizes, free stage entertainment, a Grand Parade and more. New this year will be a number of contests designed to celebrate what’s best about Oregon. Contests include: • People’s Choice – the Best of Oregon. Through April 18, community members are invited to vote for their Oregon favorites, including restaurants, pizza, grocery store, bank, pharmacy and more. Ballots will be sent home with school-age children and are available at the Oregon Library. • Distinctly My Oregon – a photo contest seeking entries that depict something “distinctly Oregon.” Photos must be printed and submitted by April 18. Photos may be turned in at the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., or mailed to Oregon Fest Photo Contest, P.O. Box 167774, Oregon OH 43616. Photos must include the photographer’s name, address, phone and location of picture written on the back. Judges will choose 10 photos based on content, impact and creativity. Photos will be on display at the library April 21-May 7 for members of the public to select their favorite. Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice prizes will be awarded at the Fest. For more information about the Fest, visit


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Wildlife artist, daughter, design Federal Duck Stamps By Stephanie Szozda Press Staff Writer The love of nature and a skill in art run deep in the Grimm family. Elyria, Ohio native Adam Grimm and his daughter Madison, age 7, both took first place in the 2013 Federal Duck Stamp Contests for their age categories and have both received the honor of having their paintings appear on this years duck stamps. The Federal Duck Stamp Contest is nothing new to professional wildlife artist Adam Grimm. His 1999 contest-winning painting for the special 2000 Millennial Federal Duck Stamp kicked off his professional painting career at age 21 and also made him the youngest person to have ever won the federal contest. Grimm takes the competition very seriously. Although there is no monetary prize for winning, the prestige and notoriety associated with the contest can provide a plethora of career opportunities for the wildlife artist – enough to justify the months of work that can go into creating a painting worthy of entering. “Since the 1999 competition, I’ve gotten fourth place a number of times, a fifth place and I got second place the one year, but I just didn’t quite hit it right where the judges picked it to win, and that’s just the way it goes sometimes,” he said. Multiple winners Not only did Grimm and his daughter win the federal contests, he also won this year’s Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp contest with his painting of a Northern Pintail in flight. “It’s a great honor and just a neat thing to have both,” he said. “The way it came together was really just almost divine in nature.” There is a lot more that goes into painting wildlife than most people realize, Grimm said. Only five species are eligible each year for the Federal Duck Stamp Competition; artists who choose to use a photo

paint them but I didn’t really have a lot of very good references.” He had little luck trying to get good photo references near his home; and when his daughter Madison won the Federal Junior Duck Stamp contest with a Canvasback on the water, he realized just how limited his references were for that year. “I was thinking, ‘I don’t want to do a Canvasback on the water now because I don’t want it to look anything like what she won with,’” he said. A friend of Grimm’s suggested they drive a few hours away and spend a week or so trying to get better reference photos. After stopping at a number of locations, they found what they affectionately coined “Canvasback Lake.” “It’s a lot, a lot of work – way more work than I think most people would ever think that it is,” he said. “I mean we had boats, we had the decoys, the waders, the camouflage and all of the camera supply stuff.” The pair would set up before daylight, take a break midday to recharge the cameras and go back in the evening for more, Grimm said. Fortunately, all the hard work paid off, and he left after five days with more than 4,000 photos of Canvasbacks and some good photos of other species of birds as well.”

Adam and Madison Grimm with their winning stamp designs. as reference may only use unpublished ones. Most artists start collecting as many good unpublished photographs of eligible species as they can years ahead of time so they are prepared for future competitions, Grimm said. He added being a successful wildlife painter is not just about an ability to paint; artists have to have good detailed references, so it’s helpful to be an accomplished photographer, birder and outdoorsman as well. “I go out to take pictures just about every sunny day this time of year,” Grimm explained in a telephone interview from his Burbank, S.D. home. “I was out this morn-

ing and I’ll probably go back out this evening and probably tomorrow as well. It’s like a non-stop quest trying to get the best references you can get. The first thing you have to do to prepare for the competition is to choose which species to paint,” he said. “I knew most people would want to paint Mallards, and I don’t usually like to paint the species that I think most of the other people are going to paint. “Canvasbacks, I figured would probably be the second most popular bird,” he said. “They’re a beautiful bird and I have a lot of fond memories about Canvasbacks from past experiences, so I really wanted to

National headlines Madison has not only sold her winning painting and made national headlines as the youngest artist to have ever won the Federal Junior Stamp Contest but she has sold other paintings and took commissions for new paintings. “I heard that there was a contest and I really wanted to do what my Dad does, so I wanted to enter it – that’s kind of what started it,” she said. Madison started the painting when she was 5. “It took a little over a year I think because I took a little break in between and I couldn’t get to work on it right away,” she said. The home-schooled young artist plans to continue painting, exploring wildlife, and hopes to one day become a biologist.

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Audiences sure to find laughter, tears “On Golden Pond” Oregon Community Theatre will present its spring show, “On Golden Pond,” April 25 and 26 and May 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. and April 27 at 3 p.m. in Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon. The American classic comedy/drama offers a touching, funny and a warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years. The much-loved story, written by Ernest Thompson, will be directed by Dawn Yard and produced by Tim Yard. “On Golden Pond” showcases the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year. A retired professor, Norman has heart palpitations and a failing memory, but is still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. The couple is visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the elderly couple has longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns a few lessons about modern teenage awareness and slang in return. Dawn Yard is excited to direct the play because, “I’ve always loved the movie and it’s a great classic, she said, adding one of

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Cards face uphill battle defending co-championship By J. Patrick Eaken Mark Griffin, and Yaneek Smith Just last year, Cardinal Stritch Catholic's baseball team accomplished an impressive feat and won the Toledo Area Athletic Conference title, sharing the honor with Ottawa Hills. Though they’re expected by many in the area to compete for a TAAC title this season, Stritch does have six players to replace from last year’s squad. One of the challenges will likely come from Gibsonburg. After winning a sectional title last year, the Golden Bears return the majority of both their pitching and hitting production and have an experienced squad that includes six seniors. Northwood is in a similiar boat as Stritch. After having a senior-laden squad that led the Rangers to one of its best seasons in program history, the Rangers have many holes to fill. Clay brings back an old face to take the helm — you could say new coach Jim Phillips is back home again. Phillips, a Clay grad, was a varsity assistant at St. John’s Jesuit last season but coached at Clay the previous two seasons. He replaces Garry Isbell as the Eagles’ head coach. Phillips was an all-state player at Clay his senior year, in 2001, and was named Clay’s James F. O’Brien Award winner that same year. Phillips, who was elected to Clay’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011 and played baseball at Youngstown State University, takes over a team that finished second in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference and won a Division I district title a year ago. In the Northern Buckeye Conference, Genoa is in an ideal position. They’re coming off a magical season that saw them advance to the Division III regional finals in dramatic fashion as they won three one run games behind a talented group of players that did nearly everything right when it counted most. And all of those players have returned for another run. Lake, which tied with Eastwood for second place in the NBC last year behind Otsego, returns a core group of six seniors in 2014. Coach Greg Wilker also said Lake has a deep group of pitchers. “We have eight players who could see time on the mound this year,” Wilker said. Meanwhile, Eastwood returns just five lettermen from last year’s team and Woodmore lost four key players from last year, but it does return a number of contributors. After struggling much of the season last year, the Wildcats hit their stride late before upsetting league champion Otsego and winning the Division III sectional title. In the Sandusky Bay Conference, Oak Harbor graduated two all-district performers in A.J. Cecil (first team) and Mark Konieczny (second team) but return honorable mention all-district performer Andy Rathbun. Honorable mention All-Sandusky Bay Conference picks Nate Seagaard and Justin Warnke also graduated, but honorable mention all-conference performer Logan Winke returns. In the Toledo City League, Waite graduated three of their top four hitters, average-wise, off last year’s squad, and most of

To win another Toledo Area Athletic Conference co-championship, Cardinal Stritch Catholic coach Craig Meinzer (left) will have his work cut out replacing six players. (Press photo by Doug Karns/KateriSchools. org) the juniors on the 2013 team were first-year varsity players. “We are relying on them at the plate this year with that extra year of experience,” Coach David Quiroga, a Waite alumnus, said.

Cardinal Stritch Coach: Craig Meinzer, third year Last Year: 20-10 (10-2 TAAC) Key Returnees: Robert Johnson, OF; Jake Empie, 3B/P; Brooks Gasser, P/OF; Ricky Pratt, 1B; Adam Ballesteros, SS Preview: In two years as coach of the Cardinals, Craig Meinzer has helped to change the culture within the program. Outfielder Robert Johnson, who was a pleasant surprise for the team last year, will hit leadoff. He hit .316 and scored 19 runs last season for the Cardinals. Jake Empie, who plays third and pitches, hit .462 and drove in 11 runs, will hit third behind OF Grant Curavo, a left-handed hitter who provides the team with some speed in the two-hole. And catcher Jude Neary will hit cleanup. Empie is the team’s No. 1 starter. He pitched 29.1 innings last year and had an ERA of 3.78. Brooks Gasser, who went 3-4 in 31.2 innings of work, will back him up, and Sean Killian, Grant Kuravo and Chase Dehring round out the rotation.

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Gibsonburg Coach: Kyle Rase, 10th year Last Year: 18-9 (5-7 TAAC) Key Returnees: Brent Hayward, P/OF; Andrew Cantrell, 1B; Sam Kohler, C; Gabe Hickman, 3B/P; Matt Lutzman, P/ OF; Andrew Dellinger, P; Jacob Auld, OF; Derek Angelone, C/OF; Bryce Ernsthausen, P/3B; Cyrus Foos, 2B; Jordan Kreglow, SS Preview: Gibsonburg has good reason to be excited about the upcoming season. First baseman Andrew Cantrell, who has earned three letters, hit third in the lineup and finished with a .354 average last year. Sam Kohler, the catcher, also a three-year letter winner, hit .338. Both earned first team AllTAAC honors. But it wasn’t just those two who consistently provided production at the plate. Third baseman Gabe Hickman had a .427

average, outfielder Brent Hayward hit .353 and fellow outfielder Jacob Auld contributed with a .328 average. They’ll be expected to lead the way for a team that must replace the production from Gage Collins, Tristain Palmerton, Dennis Shammo, Bill VanDerLaar and Tyler Witte, all of whom graduated. On the mound, Hayward led the team, going 4-1 with a 2.89 ERA, and Hickman contributed 35 strikeouts in 40 innings. Matt Lutzman went 4-2 with a 3.27 ERA and Andrew Dellinger provided relief out of the bullpen. Should they pitch well, the Golden Bears will have a chance to compete with the likes of Ottawa Hills and Cardinal Stritch for the TAAC title. “We have several returning starters back from last year’s 18-9 team and 85 percent of our the innings pitched from the pitching staff,” said coach Kyle Rase, who led the Golden Bears to the Division IV State Championship in 2005. “And we’ll count on that experience as a strength.”

Northwood Coach: John Segura, first year Last Year: 18-11 (9-3 TAAC) Key Returnees: Jake Davenport, P/C/SS; Myles Habel, C; Stephen Sutton, INF/ OF/C; Jack Romstadt, SS/P Preview: Northwood, which lost in the Division IV regional finals to perennial state final four contender Tinora, 13-5, graduated seven seniors and has just three returning starters. Jake Davenport, who has been instrumental in the team’s success in the past few years, returns to hit leadoff and be the team’s ace. He’s followed in the lineup by Jack Romstadt, Stephen Sutton and Myles Habel, who hit .380 and was a secondteam TAAC selection last year. The rest of the batting order will include the likes of Steve Gutekunst, Jacob Zierhoff, Chandlor Hayes, Marco Ortiz, Lukas Deselmes and Colin Gutekunst. On the mound, Steve Gutekunst will serve as the No. 2 pitcher behind Davenport and Sutton will be the third starter. “With it being a rebuilding year, we’ll be moving guys up and down all year till we get a comfortable fit,” said head coach John Segura, whose son, Johnny, is playing baseball at OSU-Lima. “We’ll do that till we find something that works.” Segura expects steady leadership from Davenport and Habel, both of whom were a part of the Rangers’ successful run in the tournament last season. “Our future is extremely bright. Our sophomore and freshman classes are great. The coaching staff is excited about us growing into a good team and what the prospects are.”


Clay Coach: Jim Phillips, first year Last year: 16-14 (7-2 TRAC) Key returnees: Josh Pennington, Sr., 1B/P; Matt York, Sr., INF/OF/P; Jay Smith, Sr., C/ OF; Kyle Row, Sr., INF/OF; Bryce Castilleja, Sr., P/3B; Ryan Fournier, Jr., SS/P; Austyn Gwin, Jr., OF/P. Preview: Clay returns several all-confer-

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Howard earns honorable mention All-America honors Senior forward Natasha Howard (Waite) of the Florida State women’s basketball team added to her impressive four-year résumé by being named to the Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America Team, announced by the AP. Howard’s national honor puts her in elite company at Florida State – she is the 14th Seminole to garner All-America honors. The Toledo native is the first FSU player to be named an All-American since former center Cierra Bravard was a State Farm/WBCA Honorable Mention AllAmerican in 2011. Howard is the fourth Seminole to be named an All-American under head coach Sue Semrau, joining current assistant coach and second-team All-American Brooke Wyckoff (2001), Roneeka Hodges (2005) and Bravard. Other former Seminoles who are part of the exclusive club include Lisa Foglio (1982), Sue Galkantas (1982, 1983), Lorraine Rimson (Freshman All-American in 1984), Bev Burnett (1988), Wanda Burns (1991), Chris Davis (1991), Tia Paschal (1993), Danielle Ryan (1993), Christy Derlak (1993) and Allison Peercy (1993). Howard proved to be one of the nation’s best all-around players in her final year as a Seminole. She earned 10 different honors through the course of the season, including being named a Wade Trophy finalist recently. She was also named to the AllACC First Team by both the Blue Ribbon

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Todd Walters, a junior right-hander who is throwing very well early on.” Ackerman batted .386 with 20 RBI last year, while Connor Bowen hit .355 and Nick Walsh hit .316. Joel Densic (.297) and Cody Witt (.286) also had solid seasons. Ackerman was a first-team all-conference pick, and Witt, Bowen and Walsh were honorable mention selections. “We should be solid on defense because we are very strong up the middle with Cody Witt at second base, Connor Bowen at shortstop and Nick Walsh behind the plate,” Wilker said. “We are also good at the corners with Joel Densic at third and Anthony Pratt at first. We have a lot of experience and speed returning. If we can be tougher outs at the plate, we can be very successful this year.”

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ence athletes, led by second-team All-TRAC and second-team all-district performer Ryan Fournier, who has verbally committed to play at Xavier University. “Ryan is a guy we need to have a big year on the mound and at the plate,” Phillips said. “He has all the tools and is a tireless worker. We need him to take another step forward this year in all facets of his game.” Bryce Castilleja earned second-team All-TRAC honors, while Kyle Row and Josh Pennington were named honorable mention all-conference. “Bryce really needs to step up for us on the mound and at the plate,” Phillips said. “He will be one of the guys hitting towards the top of the order and he needs to get on base and drive in runs for us to be successful. He’s going to be our No. 1 on the mound, and he has the ability to shut teams down.” Pennington will also see plenty of action on the mound and “also needs to be an RBI producer in the middle of our order,” Phillips said. “Matt York has thrown the ball well so far in the preseason and needs to carry that over into game situations. He will also get opportunities at second base or at one of the corner outfield spots.” Row, a three-sport athlete who will play football at Miami of Ohio, is one of Clay’s middle infielders and will also see time in the outfield. Jay Smith will be looked upon to provide leadership and play well behind the plate and in the outfield. Other contributors this season are expected to be junior Austyn Gwin and seniors Aaron Lee (1B/OF), Troy Graham (1B/DH), Dylan Berg (P/OF) and Anthony Ramirez (OF). “This is a veteran group with a lot of depth, athleticism and big-game experience,” Phillips said. “Pitching, defense and team speed will be our strengths, even with the loss of two of our top pitchers. We have a lot of experience on the mound coming back. We have a chance to do some great things this year, but it will depend on production at the plate. We only had two guys hit over .300 last season.”

Waite Coach: David Quiroga, fifth year Last year: 6-18 (6-4 CL) Key returnees: Ryan Mathena, Sr., Utility; Josh Smenner, Sr., 2B/P; Joe Fix Jr., Sr., 1B/P; Tony Smith, Sr., C/Utility; Gary Matney, Sr., INF/P; Brandon Wagner, So., OF/P. Preview: Senior catcher Tony Smith has the most experience of this year’s senior group, having played on the varsity on and off since his freshman year and starting full-time as a sophomore. Quiroga said Waite should get a boost in experience after several players played summer ball and in fall leagues. “Hopefully this will bring some higher numbers at the plate,” the coach said. “We are working on shortening the swings and getting the ball in play. We had too many strikeouts last year.” The Indians graduated their top two pitchers in first team All-City League and all-district performer Josh Murphy and first-team all-league and second-team alldistrict performer Jose Padilla. Murphy is now pitching at Baldwin-Wallace. To make up for their loss, Quiroga said the Indians will use a pitcher-bycommittee approach with Joe Fix Jr., Josh Smenner, Smith, Brandon Wagner, Gary Matney and Ryan Mathena. “We have a lot of seniors who have been working hard at pitching all preseason, and we believe they should do really well for us,” Quiroga said. “We need the defense to step up this year and be


Returning Genoa pitcher Alex Hayes was first team All-Northern Buckeye Conference last year. (Press file photo by Harold Hamilton/ solid. We have to cut down on errors and be very stingy on defense.” Quiroga said defending CL champion Start and runner-up Bowsher are the teams to beat in the league this season.

Eastwood Coach: Kevin Leady, third year Last year: 17-8 (9-4 NBC) Key returnees: Grant Peters, Sr., P/OF; Ryan Mang, Sr., INF; Jake Schmeltz, Sr., P/IF/OF; Mat Drown, Sr., P/IF/OF; David Krukemyer, Sr., 1B/C. Preview: Grant Peters returns after going 4-2 on the mound last season with a school-record 1.24 ERA. Ryan Mang returns to hit leadoff after batting .400 last season. Mang has 72 walks in three years. “Ryan is the catalyst of our team,” Leady said. “Grant was our workhorse off the mound and our top guy. He works ahead of hitters and is always attacking with all of his pitches.” Leady added that Eastwood’s goals are two-fold this season: compete for the NBC championship and make a deep run into the postseason tournament. “The season will be determined on how the seniors lead the underclassmen,” Leady said. “Our seniors and upperclassmen work really well at trying to prepare the younger players for the season. Leadership will be a deciding factor on the success of the season.” Another key for the Eagles will be developing depth on the mound. “We have a few younger guys that are showing great things early on,” Leady said, “and we are very excited to see what they can accomplish throughout the season. The program works very hard in bullpen sessions to get our athletes ready for the grind of the season.”

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last season, is the team’s ace, and Alex Hayes, who earned first team league honors last year, is back, too. And Kyle Edwards, sitting out last year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, is back, giving the Comets a formidable rotation. The other pitchers include Quentin Spiess, Logan Scott, Gabe Yanez and Matt Aumiller. Last season, Cody Pickard, Casey Gose and Hayes led the team in RBIs, and Nick Wolfe supplied power in the middle of the order. But coach Ron Rightnowar knows that last year’s success doesn’t give the Comets any advantages heading into this season. “There’s no reason for us to be complacent,” Rightnowar said. “(Last year’s run) gave us a lot of confidence. A bunch of guys played during the summer and played at a high level. They continued to push themselves. They know they have to prove themselves. “I’m really happy with their maturity — the guys are playing with more maturity, they’re doing the little things (with respect to) the game and being smart. That’s what I’m really pleased with. They always work hard. You’ve got to work hard and play smart.”

Lake Coach: Greg Wilker, 30th season Last year: 15-10 (9-4 NBC) Key returnees: Brad Ackerman, Sr., OF/P; Joel Densic, Sr., 3B; Anthony Pratt, Sr., 1B/C; Jayce Vancena, Sr., P/1B; Nick Walsh, Sr., C; Cody Witt, Sr., 2B/P; Connor Bowen, SS/P; Todd Walters, Jr., 1B/P; Adam Duncan, So., OF/P. Preview: Jayce Vancena, who struck out 75 batters in 52 innings last year as a junior, takes the mound as the Flyers’ No. 1 hurler. Vancena was 3-4 with a 1.06 ERA while earning first team All-NBC honors. “Jayce will be the leader of this group because he’s a true power pitcher,” Wilker said. “Brad Ackerman is a left-handed senior who is capable of throwing some outstanding games this year. We have good depth on the mound with

Coach: Jake Huss, first year Last Year: 12-14 (4-10 NBC) Key Returnees: Brad Bringman, 3B/DH; Josh Cowell, INF/P; Erich Gruelich, C/1B; Jake Matwiejczyk, OF; Tristan Roth, INF/P, Tony Rozzi, OF; Evan Ulinski, INF/OF/P Preview: The senior trio of Evan Ulinski, Brad Bringman and Jake Matwiejczyk are the Wildcats’ top three returning hitters. Ulinski hit .427 with 23 runs and stole 14 bases, Bringman had a .361 average and scored 17 runs and Matwiejczyk finished with a .352 average and 16 RBIs. On the mound, it will pitching by committee. Ulinski, Bringman, Matweijczyk join Josh Cowell, Erich Gruelich and Tristan Roth are the six pitchers who bring with them experience from last season. Ulinski pitched 33.2 innings last year and finished with an ERA of 3.95 and Gruelich was 3-0 with a 2.47 ERA in 17 innings of work. Newcomers Logan Fonseca, Matt Depner, Connor Bringman and Ross Wolford will also be expected to contribute. For first-year coach Jake Huss, it’s the opportunity to lead the varsity after eight years running junior varsity squads and working as a varsity assistant at both Woodmore and Lakota. “The guys are working hard,” Huss said, “and I’m happy with that. They want to get better, they want to learn. One of my big things is getting the little things right, and that’s probably one of the things we need to care of and fix.”

Oak Harbor Coach: Rob Schimmoeller, 10th year Last year: 15-10 (6-8 SBC) Key returnees: Andy Rathbun, Sr., SS; Logan Winke, Sr., OF/P; Ben Genzman, Sr., P/DH; Jourdan Maguire, Jr., OF/P; Garrett Harvey, Jr., 1B/P; Dillon Pollard, Jr., IF/P; Mike Osbourne, Jr., C Preview: Top newcomers are expected to be senior infielder David Birchall, junior infielder Ryan Pavlica and sophomores Caleb Turco (outfield), Kyle Pape (catcher), Kyle Uher (pitcher) and David Tooman (infielder). “Most of our pitching innings have graduated, so throwing strikes will be the key to our success,” said Schimmoeller, in his 10th year at Oak Harbor. “The rotation will likely include Logan Winke, Garrett Harvey, Jourdan Maguire and Kyle Uher, with relief provided by Dillon Pollard, Ryan Pavlica and Ben Genzman.” Last season, Rathbun hit .341 with 25 runs and 20 RBI, and he was second on the team with 17 steals. Winke batted .287 with a team-high eight doubles, 16 runs and 24 RBI. “We have several quality hitters who gained a bit of varsity experience last season, led by Logan Winke and Andy Rathbun,” Schimmoeller said. “As a group, we are inexperienced but we do possess very good speed this season. Defensively we should be improved from 2013 based on what I have seen thus far in practice, with outfield play being a strength.”

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The Mud Hens are retooled and poised for turnaround By A.J. Szozda Press Staff Writer Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a down couple years for the Toledo Mud Hens with last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s squad finishing 61-83, but things appear on the rise. The Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Double A Team, the Erie Seawolves, made the playoffs and several of the organizations top prospects have graduated to the Hens. Hitting and starting pitching were poor for the Hens but those days are over with the additions of Mike Hessman, Bruce Fields, Robby Ray, Drew Verhagen, and Ezequiel Carrera. Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski made a controversial trade in the offseason sending solid big league pitcher Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for top pitching prospect Robby Ray who will start the year with the Hens. The 22-yearold left-handed starter is ranked as the top prospect in the farm system. Ray led all of Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minor leaguers with 160 strikeouts while pitching at two levels and was 11-5 with a 3.36 ERA. Catcher James McCann is the organizations ninth best prospect and was promoted from Erie. He hit .277 with eight home runs and 54 RBIs and is known for his strong defense and leadership skills with the pitching staff. Six-foot-6 Drew VerHagen is a righthanded starter that also came from Erie and is ranked as the Tigers 13th best prospect. He was 7-8 with a 2.90 ERA between two levels and has flown through the Tigers farm system since being drafted in the fourth round in 2012 out of Vanderbilt. Another Erie import, center fielder Daniel Fields, is the Tigers 18th best prospect. Fields is the son of Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roving Hitting Instructor Bruce Fields and was signed out of high school for $1.6 million in 2009. He hit .284 with 10 HR, 58 RBIs and 24 stolen bases. Welcome back long time Mud Hen and fan favorite Hessman. A major contributor on the Hens during their playoff hey days, Hessman was the IL MVP in 2007 hitting 31 HR and 101 RBIs for the Hens. He is 36 years old, but the 6-5 power hitting veteran still hit 35 homers in 2012 and 25 homers in 2013.

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Outfield â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Carrera stole 43 bases last year and paired with Fields gives the Tigers much needed speed. J.D. Martinez, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had some solid big league seasons with the Rangers has hit well in the minors in the past with numerous seasons over .300. Ben Guez and his 18 homers returns. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also the chance power hitting prospect Tyler Collins, currently with the Tigers, sees some time here once Andy Dirks returns from injury. Grade B Starting pitching â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the staff is headlined by prospects Ray and VerHagen, but looks deep top to bottom. Kyle Lobstein, Blaine Hardy, Derek Hankins and Duane Below all return. Lobstein was 6-3 with 3.48 ERA. Blaine Hardy was 6-1 with a 1.69 ERA. Below was 6-7 with a 2.44 ERA. Hankins was 4-4 with a 3.03 ERA. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s depth and some low ERAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s here. Solid group. Grade A Relief Pitching â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Melvin Mercedes is the Tigers 16th ranked prospect. He can throw up to 99 miles-per-hour and was 2-1 with 12 saves and a 1.44 ERA. He and Jose Ortega may get some chances to close. Ortega is another hard thrower who struck out 56 in 48.1 innings and had a 1.86 ERA for the Hens. He pitched 11.2 innings with the Tigers and had a 3.86 ERA. Jhan Martinez, a free agent signing, is a strikeout pitcher that routinely averages more than a strikeout an inning and has put up some impressive minor league numbers. Long time Tiger starter Nate Robertson has changed his delivery and is converting himself into a situational lefty. Casey Crosby, Justin Miller, Eduardo Sanchez, and Kenny Faulk will also contribute. Grade AOn paper, this is an impressive looking squad. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of talent on the pitching staff and they have significantly upgraded their offense. Let those weekend fireworks fly, Toledo, the Hens are back and will contend this season. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get above .500 and be in the race for the division title.


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Clay kicks off promising season with come-from-behind win By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer Sophomores Hannah Hess and Haley Hess and freshmen Karleigh Clere and Sydney Hess made sure the 2014 track and field season got off to a rousing start for the Clay girls Tuesday against visiting Eastwood. Clayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4x400-meter foursome went into the final event of the meet with its team trailing Eastwood by three points. A win in the relay would give the home team five points and the team victory. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eastwood had probably a minimum six-second lead going into the anchor leg,â&#x20AC;? Clay coach Scott Wamer said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and Haley ran her down.â&#x20AC;? The relay victory gave Clay a 68-60 win. Eastwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boys ran away with a 10325 win over Clay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We understand what type of program Eastwood is,â&#x20AC;? Wamer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are historically one of the best Division II boys and girls programs in the area. To beat them early on, in the wind and weather conditions, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good start.â&#x20AC;? Clayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win on the girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; side did, however, come at a price. Clay lost arguably its top sprinter in freshman Alex Vartorella, who suffered a hip injury in her first race of the season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be gone for the season,â&#x20AC;? Wamer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was blowing the field away and pulled up lame. She was going to go in the 100, 200, 4x100 and 4x200 relays. She was probably the top sprinter on the team.â&#x20AC;? Clay also lost two other athletes, seniors Haley Kubicki and Emile Roman, to injuries prior to the season. Kubicki, the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top pole vaulter, is still recovering from an ACL injury she suffered during soccer. Roman, who had ACL surgery in March, was to compete in several sprint events and was set to return to the 4x800 relay that qualified to regionals last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are some big shoes to fill there,â&#x20AC;? Wamer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to make up the points they were worth.â&#x20AC;?

Clay runner Donni Klatt leads an Eastwood runner in their dual meet at Clay Memorial Stadium Tuesday. (Press photo by Scott Grau) Wamer said another sprinter, junior Samantha Enck, is out indefinitely with lower leg issues but the Eagles do return state 100 hurdles qualifier Grace Winckowski, a junior. Winckowski was the Three Rivers Athletic Conference champion in the 100 hurdles and will also compete in the 300 hurdles and sprint relays. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She looked really smooth (Tuesday) in the conditions we were running in,â&#x20AC;? Wamer said. Sophomore Sara Martinez, who won the 100 dash and 300 hurdles against Eastwood, will also long jump and could compete in the sprint relays. She placed fifth in the 100 hurdles at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s district meet, helping Clay win its first-ever girls district title. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sara has a passion for track and field,â&#x20AC;?

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Wamer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She wants to be successful, so sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to do what it takes to be successful.â&#x20AC;? Senior Erin Gyurke, one of the top distance runners in the state, will attend Ohio State next fall. Gyurke will compete in the 800, 1600 and 3200 after placing sixth in the 3200 at the 2013 state meet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She competed in gymnastics over the winter and is healthy and is a great team leader,â&#x20AC;? Wamer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She definitely wants to finish strong in her last high school sport.â&#x20AC;? Clayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other top runners include junior Jenna Kidd, who also won the long jump on Tuesday, Hannah Hess, Haley Hess and Sydney Hess. The Hess trio will compete in the 400, 800, 1600 and 4x400 and 4x800 relays throughout the season.

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State legislature to make Bird Ohio Day a reality By Press Staff Writer The Black Swamp Bird Observatory is among the organizations and agencies to be lauded by the Ohio Senate for their role in promoting bird habitat, research, and conservation. A resolution approved by the Senate designates May 10 as Bird Ohio Day to recognize the importance of bird and bird habitat stewardship. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bird watching has become one of the most popular and economically significant forms of outdoor recreation in Ohio and throughout the United States,â&#x20AC;? a resolution passed last month by the senate says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Birding tourism contributes significantly to economic development in northwest Ohio. Thousands of birdwatchers from across the country and around the world visit Northwest Ohio and the southwest shore of Lake Erie each spring to witness the spectacle of bird migration and to par-

ticipate in the Biggest Week in American Birding Festival organized by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory of Oak Harbor.â&#x20AC;? Research by Bowling Green State University and the Observatory includes estimates that visiting birdwatchers spend more than $30 million in northern Ohio each spring. According to the resolution, nature conservation, including the protection of bird habitats, has both aesthetic and economic side effects, including increased real estate values along nature preserves and land protected by conservation easements. Other agencies and organizations listed in the resolution include Destination Toledo, Lake Erie Shores and Islands, Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, Metroparks of the Toledo Area, Erie Metroparks, Cleveland Metroparks, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Columbus Audubon Society, Ohio Ornithological Society, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio park districts and zoos and the U.S. Fish

and Wildlife Service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am pleased to sponsor the Senate resolution recognizing May 10 as Bird Ohio Day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Birding is an important part of Ohioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong and diverse travel and tourism economy, in addition to bringing great enjoyment to thousands of Ohioans and visitors to Ohio from all over the world,â&#x20AC;? Sen. Randy Gardner said. Black Swamp Bird Observatory Executive Director Kimberly Kaufman has high hopes for the resolution. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The passage of the Bird Ohio Day resolution is a milestone for birding, habitat conservation, and economic development. This resolution and the celebration of each year will do much to raise awareness of the importance of birding to the economy and the value of conserving the habitat that this economic engine is built upon.â&#x20AC;? said Kaufman. Kaufman also offered thanks to Senator Gardner for his tremendous support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are incredibly honored that

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Mayor Collins to speak at senior center Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins will speak at the East Toledo Senior Center Thursday, April 17 at 12:30 p.m. He will talk about housing, demolitions, crime, streets and opening the pools this summer. The talk is open to the public and is sponsored by the East Toledo Club. The East Toledo Senior Center is located at 1001 White Street. Enter at the south door. For information, call Jodi at 419-6911429, ext 213

New line Samsen Furniture and Norwalk Furniture in Norwalk, Ohio are partnering to open a showroom of exclusive Norwalk Furniture featuring 18 room settings. The latest in fashion trends will be showcased along with a wide selection of upholstery styles. Norwalk Furniture offers more than 850 fabrics and leathers and customizable options. Customers can select style, fabric, leg color and have it delivered in 35 days. All Norwalk upholstery styles are made in the USA. Samsen Furniture’s gallery adds a multitude of designs including hundreds of fabrics and leathers with new combinations of color, pattern and texture. In addition, Norwalk Furniture has introduced a new line targeting the Gen Y market called Urban Studio. Norwalk Furniture suffered from the economic down turn during 2008 and the company got into difficulty. Twelve local families banded together at the height of the 2008 recession and would not let Norwalk Furniture fail. These families are still the present owners of the company, which is now named Norwalk Custom Order Furniture, dba Norwalk Furniture.

Opportunity knocks Wayne Nault has joined The Croghan Colonial Bank as vice president, busi-

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At the clubs The following will speak to the Oregon/ Northwood Rotary Club this month: April 16 - Jackie Liebowitz, interim president & CEO of St. Charles Mercy Hospital; April 23 - Adam Freeman of Freeman Medical on social media for your business; April 30- Fr. Eric Schild, president of St. Kateri Catholic Schools. Meetings start at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at American Table Restaurant on Wheeling in Oregon. For more info, call Pat Gory at 419-320-2114

Court Log • Todd Andrew Bishop, 2412 Woodford, Toledo, 180 days Correction Center of Northwest Ohio (CCNO), 40 days suspended, license suspended two years, $1,296 court costs and fines, operating a motor vehicle under the influence. • Adrian Melendez, Jr., 103 Harrison, Walbridge, 180 days CCNO, 177 days suspended, license suspended 180 days, $696 court costs and fines, operating a motor vehicle under the influence. • Marlon Ellis Mills, 774 Siegel, Toledo, 30 days CCNO, 27 days suspended, $130 court costs and

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To place an ad in our Transitions Page, call The Press at 419-836-2221 and speak to the Classified Department. Deadline is Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Happy 95th Birthday Mary Wasserman April 8, 1919

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Birmingham Development Corporation Monthly Meeting April 7, at 6 p.m., Birmingham Branch Library. All are invited. Card Party April 8 at noon, First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St. Admission includes lunch. Men and women welcome. For reservations, call 419-691-5506 or 419-691-7222. Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Honor Flight Northwest Ohio April 8, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Waite Career Center cafeteria, 301 Morrison Dr. (Use Career Center parking lot.) Includes spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce, salad, roll beverage and dessert. Carryouts available. Sponsored by the Waite Student Government. For info or tickets, call school cashier at 419-671-7000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Give Hope a Hand,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Turning Victims into Survivors event, in recognition of National Crime Victimsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rights Week, April 8, 8:30-11:30 a.m., UT Health and Science Campus, Mulford Library Bldg. at UT Medical Center, 3000 Arlington Ave. Speaker, info on victim service providers from a wide variety of programs and agencies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Extreme Couponing with the Frugalicious Divaâ&#x20AC;? April 8, 6-8 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Couponer Latisha Williams, will present the fundamentals of Extreme Couponing including terms, couponing rules, tips and tricks. The class is geared toward beginners, but is a great refresher course for current couponers. Free. Refreshments provided. Info: 419-259-5310. Spaghetti Dinner and Craft Show April 9, 4-7 p.m., East Toledo Senior Activities Center (Navarre Park Shelterhouse), 1001 White St. Dinner includes spaghetti with or without meat, salad, garlic toast and beverage. Homemade baked goods and craft items for sale. Discount presale tickets available by calling 419-691-2254. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Social Security - Retirement Strategies and What You Really Need to Knowâ&#x20AC;? program April 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Learn about filing online, creating a Social Security account, how to get real retirement estimates and more from a Social Security employee. Free. Refreshments provided. Info: 419-259-5310. Lake Erie Waterkeeper Meeting April 10, 7 p.m., Toledo Yacht Club. Dr. Earl Campbell will be speaking on the algae toxin, microcytin, which comes from decaying algae. Microcystin is causing increased costs for treating raw water in public drinking water intakes. A roundtable discussion will follow. Lenten Fish Fries Fridays through April 18, 5-7 p.m., Epiphany of the Lord Parish â&#x20AC;&#x201C; St. Thomas Aquinas, 729 White St. Featuring Alaskan pollock, scalloped potatoes, green beans or corn, cole slaw or salad, roll and butter, coffee and homemade desserts. Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; meals and carryouts available. Info: 419-698-1519. Prize Bingo May 1, 7-9 p.m., Epiphany of the Lord Parish, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Altar & Rosary Society, corner of White and Idaho streets. Refreshments available. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or in advance by calling Kathy at 419-693-6409; Dolores at 419-693-8701 or Carol at 419-698-1519. Rummage Sale, First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St., May 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; May 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (clothes are $2 per bag, all other items half price Friday only). Open-Late Dinners, served seven days a week, 4-7 p.m., Ashland Baptist Church, 2350 Starr Ave. Open to anyone in the community. Featuring soup, bread and a beverage in March and April. Freewill offerings accepted but not expected. Waite High School, class of 1964 50th Class Reunion May 9 at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, Perrysburg. Invitations were recently mailed. Those who did not receive an invitation may email or call 419-215-4394. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) welcomes new members who want to lose weight. The group meets Mondays from 7-8 p.m. at the East Toledo Senior Activities Center, 1001 White St. Weighins from 6-6:45 p.m. Yearly membership is $28. Weekly dues 50 cents. Call Judy at 419-691-8033 or come to a free meeting. Everyone welcome. Block Watch 410-N for the East Toledo Old Heffner School Area meets every 4th Monday of the month 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 2075 Kelsey Ave. Residents who live within the boundaries of Starr, the RR tracks (Belt Street), Dearborn and Lemert, Seaman to the I-280 Bridge and any surrounding neighbors/ business owners are also welcome. VFW Post #2510 offers Friday-night dinners from 4-7 p.m. Public welcome. Meetings are held Tues. at 7 p.m.; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auxiliary meets the 1st Tues. and Ladies Auxiliary meets the 4th Tues. Waite High School Alumni from the Class of 1951, meet the 2nd Mon. of every month. For info,

call Betty at 419-691-7944 or Fran at 419-6936060. Musicians are invited to Jam Sessions Wednesdays, 7 p.m., VFW 3338, South Avenue and Airport Highway. Open to the public.

Oregon Fish Fry April 11, 4-7 p.m., St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 798 S Coy Rd. at Navarre. Dine in or carry-out. Dessert included. Taco Dinner Scholarship Fundraiser in memory of Sandra Kelly Irving, who died Aug. 15, 2013, April 12, 2-10 p.m. Dunberger Post 3537, 4925 Pickle rRd. Proceeds help provide supplies for women fighting cancer. Cost is $15/adults, $5/ childre which includes all-you-can-eat dinner and 2 beverage tickets. Raffles, music and more. Info: 419-490-3677. Open-Late Dinners, served seven days a week, 4-7 p.m., Ashland Baptist Church, 2350 Starr Ave. Open to anyone in the community. Featuring soup, bread and a beverage in March and April. Freewill offerings accepted but not expected. Theology with Toast will meet April 9, 10 a.m. at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd. Fr. Robert Barron will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Catholicism DVD Series.â&#x20AC;? Coffee and rolls 9:30 a.m. For info, call Alice 419-698-0405. All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner, April 12, 4-6 p.m., First St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St. Includes salad, dessert and beverage. Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; meals available. Dine in or carry out. 50/50 raffle. Building is wheelchair-accessible. For details, call 419-693-4578. Oregon Fest 2014 Planning Meeting April 17, 6:30 p.m., Oregon Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Open to all groups and individuals. Visit for applications or to enter contests that begin and end prior to the event. Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., announces the following programs: Preschool Storytime meets Wednesdays through April 9 at 10 a.m.; Babytime Storytime meets Thursdays through April 10 at 10 a.m.; Saturday Surprise drop-in activity programs Saturdays through April 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Catholics Returning Home, a six-week series that will provide informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers about returning to the church, will meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. beginning April 23 in the Family Life Center at St. Ignatius Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd. Info: Carol at 419-691-3562 or the Parish Office at 419-693-1150. Theology with Toast, meets every 2nd Wed. of the month at 10 a.m. at Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd. Coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. For info, call Alice at 419-698-0405. Senior Book Discussion Group meets the 1st Thursday of most months, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. No registration is required. Books are available at the library circulation desk for extended check-out. For info, call 419-259-5250. â&#x20AC;&#x153;James Wes Hancockâ&#x20AC;? Oregon Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd., open weekdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily activities include: bingo, fitness classes, line dancing, exercise, Bunco, Euchre, and health screenings. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. daily. $2.50 donation is suggested for seniors 60 & older; all others $5.32. Reservations required 24 hours in advance. 419-698-7078.

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Northwood Northwood Community Rummage Sale April 12, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Northwood High School. Donations may be dropped off April 9-11 during school hours. Info: 419-450-8125. Fish Fry every Fri., 5-7:45 p.m., Northwood VFW 2984. Featuring fish, steaks, shrimp and chicken. Public welcome. Beginners Bible Study for Teens & Young Adults, Sundays, 5 p.m., Northwood 7th-day Adventist Church, 2975 East Point Blvd. Everyone welcome. Info: or 419-698-5100.

Jerusalem Twp. Trustees Meet the 2nd and 4th Tues. of the month at 6 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.

Curtice Cooley Canal Yacht Club 12th Annual Wild Game Feed April 12, 4 p.m. until done, 12235 Bono Rd. Featuring muskrat, deer, beaver, fish, hog, buffalo and more. Big raffle. For info, call Leonard Smalley at 419-855-1020. Lenten Fish Fries every Friday through Lent (April 18), Cooley Canal Yacht Club, 12235 Bono Rd. Serving from 4-7 p.m. Featuring perch baskets. Perch and walleye dinners will be sold Good Friday. Carryouts available. New members welcome; applications for dock spaces are being accepted.

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LEMOYNE-Extra Large 1 bedroom upper, washer/dryer hookup, appliances, garage, $485/mo. +1st/last deposit, No pets. 419-836-7604 after 6pm.


1 Bedroom Upper, Twin Maples Park, near Bradner OH., no pets, $400/mo. 419-691-6019 after 4pm, 419-601-2233.

Genoa Twinplex, 2 bedroom, washer/dryer hookup, new carpet, no pets allowed, $495/mo. 419-277-1749.

Model Homes on Display! Nice Selection of New & Pre-Owned Homes! 2 & 3 Bedroom, Monthly Lot Rent $200-$220, Bank Financing Available, Contact Walnut Hills/Deluxe @ 419-666-3993


Stony Ridge, 24665 Hickory Court 2bed, C/A, extra lockable storage, coin-op w/d, garbage paid, toy dogs neutered, front declawed cats, $675/month 419-266-5863 for appt.

Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes and apartments available. 419-472-0550 for more information. Toledo area. Section 8 OK. The House Stop, LLC

Like New! 28 X 48 Four Seasons, 3 Bdrm / 2 Bath / Central Air, Awning, Deck, Shed, Monthly Lot Rent $210, Contact Walnut Hills/Deluxe Park @ 419-666-3993

All real estate or rental advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act. As amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability). To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free telephone number 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. *Equal Housing Opportunity*

1341 Penny Lane, Millbury, Apt A Totally Remodeled 1024 SqFt twinplex, 2-bedroom, 1-bath, appliances , washer/dryer hookup, no pets/smoking, water included, electric heat, full basement, $650/month plus electric 419-309-0398 East 3-bdrm lower $425/month, 3 bedroom upper $425/month, 1.5 bedroom upper $325/month plus deposit/utilities. appliances, washer/dryer hookups, no pets. 419-691-3074





301 Meadow Ln. Walbridge, Ohio 43465 3-bed, brick ranch,

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3 Bed, Mint Condition $115,500

2 Bed $157,000



1273 sq ft 3 bedroom 1.5 story home w/full basement, 2 car garage, concrete drive, central air, move in condition. Selling to settle estate. Minimum bid only $42,500. Open 2 hrs prior to sale or by apt. Terms: $5000 down day of sale, closing in 30 days. Buyer must have financing pre-arranged. Owner: Estate of Ruth Bratschi Beverly Hoeflinger - Executrix Lucas Co. Probate - 2013 EST 002429


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Mike's Hauling We buy junk cars, trucks and vans Scrap metal hauled free. 419-666-1443


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Metroparks of the Toledo Area is looking for a qualified individual to provide administrative and program support for the Program Department at Wildwood Metropark. HS Diploma or equivalent. College degree preferred. 18 years of age or older. Moderate level of customer service and administrative support experience required; experience with educational curricula within primary and secondary grade levels preferred. $15.65/hr. Some weekends, evenings, and holidays. Go to to view detailed position description and job requirements. Apply online by April 14th. EOE Administrative Secretary Full-time position available for an Administrative Secretary to assist with administrative duties including accounting functions, human resource functions, and general office duties. Successful applicant must have a certificate or degree in Administrative Support or equivalent field. Applicant must be very proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point. The position reports directly to the CEO. All references will be contacted and criminal background checks will be completed on all successful applicants. Send resume including cover letter to Tiffany Sedlar Director of Human Resources 410 Birchard Avenue Fremont, Ohio 43420 or email to Build your own beauty business from home. You are invited to discover the FINANCIAL FREEDOM offered by Avon's unlimited earning potential. Call today for your FREE consultation. 419-666-5680 CDL-A DRIVERS: Dedicated Runs! Home Daily or Home Weekly, No Touch Freight Apply: 800-748-0192 Cleaners Needed at Turnpike Plaza in Genoa, Part-time, possible Fulltime, All shifts, including weekends, $7.95 per/hr. must have clean background and reliable transportation. Call 419-261-6094 M-F, between 8am and 5pm. DRIVERS- .48CPM All Miles+ Bonuses! Excellent Benefits! CDL “A” Great Home Time! NEW LANES Call MCS 855-252-0616 Drivers: DEDICATED. REGIONAL. HOME WEEKLY/BI-WEEKLY GUARANTEED. Start up to $.44 cpm. Great Benefits + Bonuses, 90% No Touch Freight/70% Drop & Hook. 877-704-3773 Drivers: Flatbed. New Pay Increase. Great Miles/Pay & Home time, New 2014 trucks w/APU's & Refrigerator, Full Benefits + Flatbed Equipment Supplied. CDL-A, 2yrs exp. 855-219-5996 Drivers: Home most weekends! 25% of the linehaul, Average $800$1200 per week! CDL-A, OTR, Flatbed. Dan: 586-834-4057 Drivers: Owner Op's. CDL-A 1 yr. exp. Great Hometime. Dedicated lanes, Sign on bonus! DAILY RUNS Cimarron Express 1-800-866-7713 e123 Gails Stop & Pop, (Sunoco Station) Woodville, Ohio. Cashier, must be 18 or older. 419-849-3241




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HERITAGE HEALTH CARE is currently hiring HHA / CNA / STNA

Looking for a part-time delivery person. Customer friendly and clean driving record a must. Please contact Joe at 419-360-5193.

Benefits • Competitive Pay/Weekly Pay • Flexible Schedule • Paid Time Off • 401K Eligible After One Year

Looking for an Experienced Automotive Parts Professional, After Market Automotive Experience Preferred, send resumes to P.O. BOX 167790, Oregon, Ohio 43616.

Requirements • Must be a self-motivated, responsible professional • Must be at least 18 years of age • High School Diploma or GED Required • CPR/First Aid Certification Preferred • Must have 1 yr of HHA experience or current STNA Fax resume to 419.867.3806 Call for inquires 419.867.2002 Or apply in person: 1625 Indian Wood Circle Maumee, OH 43537 EOE

Home Health Aide (STNA) Easter Seals seeks STNA's for home care services. Submit resumes to: INSPECTORS Visual inspection of automotive parts. Must have valid DL. Experience preferred, but not required. $10/hr plus benefits. Fax: 419-843-7218. BENCHMARK NATIONAL IRRIGATION, INSTALLATION SERVICE TECHS AND GENERAL LABORERS needed full and part-time. Must be reliable, have driver's license and transportation. Please call 419-836-1414 Light The Way Learning Center now hiring a pre-school teacher. Apply at: 310 Congress Street, Elmore. Line cook wanted, breakfast and weekends a must, apply within at Rayz Cafe, 608 Main Street, Genoa.

Maintenance: Reino Linen Service, Inc. has an immediate opening for a full time, afternoon shift maintenance position in the Gibsonburg, Ohio plant. Must be self-motivated, detail oriented, team player for fast paced, high volume healthcare laundry facility. 3-5 years of Building and Machine Maintenance, Plumbing, and Electrical Maintenance experience required. Physically demanding position, some heights involved. Resumes may be emailed to We are an EEO/AA Employer. Metroparks of the Toledo Area has openings for outdoor, seasonal land management work at Pearson, Oak Openings, Blue Creek, or Secor Metroparks starting in May. $8.34 after 30 days. Must be 18 or older with HS equivalent and drivers license. Will operate power equipment, chainsaws, machinery, apply herbicides and lift up to 75 lbs. with assistance. Application and resume should be submitted online by April 16th at EOE


MIG Welder Position Open $11.00 per hour starting Final pay based on production and other applicable skills. Email resume to: or call 419-855-2083

Northwood and Oregon Industrial Openings We are recruiting for entry level assembly and manufacturing jobs. Great Opportunity for long and short term positions. Pay rate is $8.00 per hour. 2nd and 3rd shift openings available. Drug and Bkg checks will be conducted. HS Diploma or GED is required. Call MANPOWER for appointment and mention this ad. 419-893-4413 Part-Time Maintenance/Handyman Requires knowledge of building and housing maintenance. Experience includes light plumbing, electrical, & carpentry. Requires the ability to receive verbal and written direction, as well as, walk, stand and lift during the work shift. Mail to: P.O.Box 547 Walbridge, Oh 43465 Or Fax to: 419-666-6661

LPN’S Luther Home of Mercy, a residential facility for adults with Developmental Disabilities (DD), in Williston, Ohio is currently hiring for part-time (up to 72 hrs. per pay) LPN for 2nd (2p-12a) and 3rd (11p-7a) shifts, starting pay of $19.15/hr. Candidates must obtain an Ohio State Nursing Licenses with at least one year experience, be able to pass drug/physical test and BCI check. If interested, send resume to Luther Home of Mercy/Director of Human Resources, 5810 N. Main St., PO Box 187, Williston, Ohio, 43468 or apply online at EOE

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FOOD SERVICE AIDE Luther Home of Mercy, a residential facility for adults with DD, located in Williston, Ohio is accepting application for Food Service Aides. Experience in a kitchen is helpful. Must meet the following qualifications: HS Diploma or GED, be able to pass background check and drug/ physical test. Interested applicants may apply online at or at Luther Home of Mercy, 5810 N. Main St., Williston, OH 43468.


Seasonal Parks & Grounds Maintenance The Village of Woodville will be accepting applications for the 2014 mowing season. Applicant must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License and be able to operate various types of equipment essential to this position. Applications available online at, or at the Village Administrative Offices between 9am – 4pm, located at 530 Lime Street, Woodville, OH 43469. Applications will be accepted until April 14th at 3pm.

HVAC TECHNICANS & APPRENTICES Wojo’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is looking for full time commercial & residential service technicians and apprentices. Applicants must have a clean driving record, be able to pass a drug test and background check. Benefits include competitive pay, 401K, health insurance, paid holidays, and paid vacations. If interested, please e-mail resume to or call 419-693-3220. EOE

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Career Fair Genoa Public Library April 8 & 17, 2014 ~ 1pm - 4pm

Shift Leaders and Crew Would you like to work for a company that offers a competitive salary, great benefits, great training and is committed to your success? If so, Hardee’s is the company for you! Hardee’s Thickburgers are taking over! Growth at Hardee’s means unlimited career possibilities for determined crew members and shift leaders!

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VILLAGE OF WOODVILLE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR LIFEGUARDS/REC. STAFF LIFEGUARDS: Responsibilities are to provide an environment which protects the health and welfare of each person using the Woodville Pool. Valid Advance Lifeguarding & Water Safety Instructors certificates preferred. REC. STAFF: Responsibilities include opening/closing tasks as assigned by manager. Applications are available at the Town Hall 219 W. Main St., Municipal Bldg - 530 Lime St, or online at Applications may be turned in at the Municipal Bldg. M-F, 8am-4pm, or mailed to PO Box 156, Woodville, OH 43469. Applications accepted until April 14, 2014. E-O-E

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The State Bank and Trust Company has a wonderful opportunity in our Walbridge and Luckey Office for a Part-Time Customer Service Representative Float. (Working up to 34 hours a week) We are looking for an outgoing, team player to support the retail department by providing direct sales and service to customers. If you are the candidate we seek, apply online at Applications also available at any State Bank location and can be may be mailed to: PT CSR, c/o Human Resources, The State Bank and Trust Company, P.O. Box 467, Defiance, OH 43512 or faxed to: 419-782-7063 or emailed to: EEO/M/F/D/V - hiring code 101 or call 1-888-673-8765 Petro 26416 Baker Rd., Perrysburg 419-837-9772 Ext.31709 TA 3483 Libbey Rd., Perrysburg 419-837-5017





Part-time summer help for lawn work and exterior painting. Send resume to: P.O. Box 66, Elmore, OH. 43416 Reino Linen Service is a commercial laundry facility and is currently hiring for day and afternoon production positions. Wage is based on the position and shift. Reino Linen is a drug free workplace and proof of citizenship is required. Please get applications online at or at 119 S. Main Street, Gibsonburg. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. We are an EEO/AA Employer. SALES OPPORTUNITY NABF College World Series media publications/sponsorship. Commission only. Call 419-936-3887, leave name and phone number. Transportation Driver Lutheran Homes Society, Inc. has an immediate opening for a part-time Transportation Driver position in Toledo, Ohio. Drivers are responsible for ensuring adequate and proper vehicle maintenance is conducted on a regular basis. Drivers will utilize ambulate vehicles to transport Luthern Homes Society residents during the weekdays. This position requires good oral and written communication skills. Drivers need to be 18 years of age or older and have had a valid drivers license for at least 2 years. Drivers are not required to have special driver license endorsement(s) or CDL to operate vehicles, but are a plus. Drivers will need to pass a background check, drug screen and obtain a signed statement from a licensed physician stating the driver has no medical or physical condition that may impair safe driving, passenger assistance, emergency treatment, or the health and welfare of a consumer or the general public when hired. We offer competitive pay in an environment dedicated to quality senior care. Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume with salary expectations by April 11, 2014 to: LHS Housing Services 2411 Seaman Street Toledo, OH 43605 Fax: 419-724-1519 Email: EOE


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AUTO TECHNICIAN Needed at our Baumann Chevy dealership in Genoa. Experience necessary. Full time with benefits and 401K. Contact Jeff Brown at jbrown@baumann

St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nurturing Center is looking for energetic, mature, nurturing person to join our staff part-time as an afternoon closer in our School Age program. Experience working in an early childhood environment desirable. Must bring copy of HS diploma to the interview and be able to pass FBI & BCI background checks. Call Deb


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RN/LPN Caring, dedicated nurses are needed to work 1st shift in our beautiful nursing home setting to provide care to our residents with the quality that they deserve. Long term care and computerized charting experience preferred. Just 20-30 minutes from BG, Toledo, Fremont, Findlay or Fostoria. (EOE) Otterbein Portage Valley 20311 Pemberville Rd Pemberville, Ohio 43450



Child care provided in my Oregon home or your home, volunteer parttime at Lucas County Children Services, references and very reasonable. Robin 567-218-4251 Doing Daycare in my Northwood home, transportation available and am very reasonable. Can work AM or PM. Also do elderly care and housekeeping. Call Lori 419-6911275 Leave message. Honest, Dependable, Experienced Caregiver, Giving TLC, Excellent References, Full/Part-time 419-836-9723 or 419-269-5402 I do elderly care-home assistance , part-time. References upon request. 419-836-5293 TLC, does your loved one need quality care? 20 years experience caring for elderly, CHHA, CR/PN, Leave message for Helen 419-5429619 or 330-759-6814


Child care in my Millbury home, with references, non-smoking, free meals, CPR Certified, lots of TLC. 419-836-7672.

A Mechanic looks at vehicles, pays accordingly, anything w/wheels 419-870-0163

BUYING VINTAGE TOYS 50'-70's Slot Cars, Model Kits, Hot Wheels Redlines, GI Joe's, Barbie's, Battery Operated, Robots, Tin Windup, Cap Guns, etc. Call 419-349-1314 We buy most anything from your garage! 419-870-0163


Are there any born again Christian single females left out there? If so.... this 52 yr. old single Christian male would like to meet you. Please respond to: P. O. Box 169-K, Millbury, OH. 43447 Thanks St. Jude, Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Anne and all for prayers answered. JAH



Do you need to speak with confidence or better clarity? Be our guest at the next Toastmasters Club Meeting. No Classes - No Pressure Just an inviting, supportive environment. We all have similar goals. Come to Bay Park Community Hospital the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 P.M. Visitors always welcome. Call Ken for more info 419-378-1777 or check our local website: or the district:

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DRIVEWAY STONE (SCREENINGS) $10/TON MINIMUM OF TEN TON DELIVERED OTHER STONES PRICE ON REQUEST 419-392-1488 419-836-8663 HANDYMAN Electrical Service Upgrades, Plumbing, Woodwork, Painting, Member of BBB Call 567-277-5333 (local) Hardwood Flooring, Refinishing, Installation, and Repair Work. 19-yrs experience. Call Kyle 419-343-3719 RAY'S HANDYMAN SERVICES Carpentry, Drywall Repairs, Painting, Siding, Electrical Problems, Help for the Do-It-Yourselfer. Small Jobs Welcome, 35+ Years Experience Member BBB 419-836-4574/419-304-0583 S & J Handman â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do it allâ&#x20AC;? *Painting *Lawn Care *Hauling Free Estimates. Call-567-868-0882 Tile Instillation and Grout Cleaning, Back-splashes, floors, showers, 17 years experience, Free estimates, Insured, Call Scott 419-764-9265



Retail/Office or Salon for Lease, 1,050 Sq. Ft. in Walbridge, $500/mo. +deposit & utilities, Call 419-3928968


J & R LANDSCAPING Servicing Yards since 1999 *Bushes *Tree Trimming *Flower Beds *Decorative Ponds *New Lawns etc. "Spring & Fall Cleanup" Call For Estimates - Insured James Sherman 419-693-5173 Cell # 419-481-6765


   15" Rear Tine Rototiller. 4 HP B&S with Drive Assist. Runs Great! $200 (419) 340-0183 Ed's Mowing, Complete Lawn Service and Bush Trimming, No contracts. 419-693-9614 or 419-3491266 Erie Shores Lawn & Landscape Residential * Commercial * Industrial Condos *Apartments * Associations Bobcat Services One Free Cut For New Customers Delivery Services Spring/Fall Cleanups Senior/Military Discounts Landscaping Mowing Service Referral Program Free Estimates 419-698-5296 419-944-1395 Spring Clean Up Lawn Mowing, Small Landscape *Honest *Reliable *Insured Cosgrove & Sons Lawn Service Call Jim 419-490-3401 419-726-1450

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New or Replace Concrete Driveways, Sidewalks, Pole Barns, Porches, Stamped & Color Concrete Brick & Block work etc. Veterans & Senior Citizens' Discounts Free Estimates, Licensed & Insured "No job to big, no job to small"

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KNIERIEM PAINTING & WALLPAPERING EXTERIOR-INTERIOR Painting & wall papering; Interior wood refinishing; man lifts; airless spray; power wash & blasting; silicone seal; refinishing aluminum siding; residential; church, farm. EXPERIENCED FREE ESTIMATES *SENIOR & WINTER RATES* 419-862-2000 GRAYTOWN OR 419-697-1230 NORTHWOOD

           Jake's Drywall We service Northwest Ohio. No job is too big or too small. 20 years experience. Fully insured. Free estimates. 419-360-3522



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Michael's Roofing and Construction Tear-Offs, Re-Roofs & Repairs 30 yrs. Experience Family Owned & Operated Free Estimates 419-836-1620

OREGON Echo Meadows Church of Christ 2905 Starr Ave. Saturday, April 12th 9am-11:00am Clothing Give-A-Way and household items.

OREGON, OHIO 43616 911 Cardinal Bay Drive Saturday, April 12 (9am-4pm) Furniture-sofa, love seat, sectional Small dining room set w/4 chairs Many household items lamps/coffee table, etc. RCA console TV, quality older stereo equipment, snow blower, lawn equipment/accessories 2 twin bedroom sets, 1 set a bunk set, 1 trundle bed set Dukane stainless steel natural gas grill, Sears large car top cargo carrier. Outdoor sound system (stereo stones) med. size dog cage (barely used) Sports equipment, piano/saxaphone, board games/books, outdoor lounge chairs, large. entertainment center with TV, Many other quality items



1950 Farmall M, 12 Volt Starter, Live Hydraulic Loader, Power Steering, $3,000.00, Call 419-862-2339.


Piano, Organ, Vocal Lessons, Woodville/Elmore Area. Wednesdays and Thursdays only. 419-849-2988

Golf set, Left Handed, clubs and bag, used, asking $75.00. 419-6667545 or 419-377-8840


AKC French Bulldogs, young adults, males, health checked, shots, fairly priced, some training. 419-6694430

Barn Homes Needed for feral cats! Cats come fixed and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll deliver. You supply food and shelter. Contact Humane Ohio at 419-266-5607 x 108 or


Slow Cooker, 6 qt. Used Once, $25.00, Call 419-693-0304.


2 French Provincial End Tables. Leather styled inlay top. Early 1960's vintage. $60.00. 419-836-9754 Blue La-Z-Boy rocking recliner for sale. Looks and works good. Asking $65. 419-290-5969. Misc. Furniture. Two Retro Lamps from early 1960's, $20 each, Call 419-836-9754.


    (3)-32â&#x20AC;? Old Oak 8-panel Interior Doors, Each Includes Framework, Trim, Glass Door Knobs, Hardware. Great Shape, $150.00 per set. 419260-0541 42â&#x20AC;? Round Pedestal Country Style Table w/18â&#x20AC;? leaf to open table up to 60â&#x20AC;?, Light brown table w/four light green and brown bow back chairs, Excellent Condition, $200.00 OBO, 419-367-4217, No calls after 9pm. 9 Assorted Grout Trowels & Plaster, Cement Stirrer. $50.00 Call 419260-8174 Afghans- New, 3 Different Designs, $15.00 to $30.00, Call 419-693-0304 Beer Tap Handles, Beer Mirrors, Beer Mugs, and Other Miscellaneous Bar Items/Decorations. Call 419-3513303 Cabbage Patch Dolls $5 each and other Collectibles. 419-855-7038. China-hutch, Medium Oak, $75.00, Holiday Barbie Dolls in boxes, $25$30 each. Excellent Condition, 419693-8502 Dining Room Set, Solid Wood, Large China Cabinet, 6 Chairs, Extra Leaf, Extends to 102â&#x20AC;?, $800.00, Upright Freezer, Runs Good, Make Offer, 419-836-7870 FREE 42â&#x20AC;? T.V., Needs lamp, 8 years old. 419-693-1645. Princess House: Covered Cake Plate in box, +15 Miscellaneous Princess House Items, Make offer, 419-260-0541 Reliance Propane Tank, Net Weight 18.5lbs. $15.00. Call 419-836-9754

Sharper Image Razor Xtreme push/kick scooter-$40. 419-8369754 Stihl 041 Farm Boss Chainsaw, 20â&#x20AC;? Bar, Good Condition, Used Very Little. Asking $250.00, 419-662-3958 Tow behind Log Splitter, 6.5 HP Briggs & Stratton motor, Hardly used. $700/OBO-419-350-5446 or 419-350-4929

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Ready for Spring? Well Lolo here is. She is ready to be a great walking partner and wants to get out and enjoy the lovely weather! She has been patiently waiting at the shelter for several weeks to find a home. She came into the Lucas County Canine Care & Control (FKA the Lucas County Dog Warden) as a stray and she along with 30+ other lovable canines are all looking to share their love with a new family. Come meet them today at 410 S Erie St Toledo, 419-213-2800, open MonFri 11-7, Sat & Sun 11-5. If you are missing a dog please come and walk through the kennels. Impounded as well as adoptable dogs can be viewed on Stay up to date with all the exciting happenings and events at LCCC&C on Facebook,, Twitter and Share the love and adopt a shelter dog today!


Cadillac Head Gasket Repair Is your Northstar engine losing coolant? Have it tested free at TMZ Automotive. 419-837-9700.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS $5,000, 91.000 Miles, Clean, Silver color with leather, all power, 1 owner. Please call 419-691-3541 to set up an appointment.

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     Cycleman We repair Chinese Pocket Bikes and Scooters, and Mopeds, many parts available, also repair motorcycles, Call Wed. - Sat (10-6pm) 419-244-2525.


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St. Rt. 51, South of Elmore 419-862-2127

PSYCHIC/HEALTH FAIR AND BAKE SALE Charter Bus Tours New fliers ready! Lots of Day and Multi-Day tours

Evelyn's Excursions 419-737-2055 877-771-4401

Saturday, April 12th 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Good Will Spiritualist Church 300 E. Breckman, Walbridge, OH. For information 419-833-5503


The Village of Walbridge is accepting bids for the rental of the following farmland for agriculture production: Parcels H31-712-050000010000, H31-712-060000013001, H31-712-060000013002 consisting of 73 acres more or less total. Bids will be accepted until 12:00 noon on Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Village of Walbridge Administration office, 111 N. Main Street, Walbridge, Ohio.



The Northwood Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Northwood Municipal Building. Planning Commission will review the following:

Sand. Co. Fairgrounds, Fremont, OH


Zoning Amendment - Zoning Change request for parcel #M50-812-33020704000 (248 Lester Ave.) from CBD Central Business District to R-OA-2 Older Area Residential submitted by Dennis & Alice Ebel.

The Northwood Board of Zoning Appeals regular meeting of Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in the Northwood Municipal Building Council Chambers has been cancelled. There are no agenda items for review at this time.

Final Site Plan Review for Mike Bartlett, 2151 East Broadway. Mr. Bartlett is requesting to build self-storage units on the site.

Planning Commission meetings are open to the public and are held on the second Monday of each month unless it is necessary to reschedule.

Sat., April 12, 2014,


9:37 am

2008 FORD RANGER PU – HUSTLER ZERO TURN RIDING MOWER – SINGLE AXLE UTILITY TRAILER DR TRIMMER – ELECTRIC LIFT CHAIR (LIKE NEW) FURNITURE – HOUSEHOLD – COLLECTIBLES HARP & UPRIGHT PIANO – LAWN & GARDEN TOOLS – 24’ WERNER EXT LADDER - MISC LOCATION: Sand. Co. Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Take the by-pass around Fremont to the SR 53 North exit, at stoplight turn south towards town to fairgrounds. Watch for signs! AUCTION NOTE: Selling from 2 Auction Rings having 2 barns full.

Jon’s Dream Barn Ring #1 starting Furniture, Tables full of smalls & collectibles. Anderson Arena Ring #2 selling Tools, Lawn & Garden, Choice of misc off skids. Selling at 11:37am 2008 Ford Ranger, Trailer & Hustler zero turn mower. Plan to attend and tell or bring a friend. David Fisher Estate, Sand. Co. Probate #2013-1357, Cynthia Frisch, Exec.



Kimberly Vaculik Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Coordinator, City of Northwood

Kimberly Vaculik Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Coordinator, City of Northwood


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painting, plumbing, decks, drywall repair, electrical

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INSURED/ Lifetime Warranty PREFERRED CONTRACTOR • Better than the typical A+ BBB rated contractor. We have a clean record. Call BBB at 419-531-3116. Check on all contractors. RECENTLY CHOSEN TO INSTALL ROOFS FOR OWENS CORNING PRESIDENT & COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION PRESIDENT BECAUSE OF OUR EXCELLENT REPUTATION

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JASON SHOPE 419-559-9698 Storage

MAUMEE BAY SELF STORAGE 7640 Jerusalem Road (Rt 2) (419)836-4000

Multi-sized Units - Outside storage Security fence - 7 day access “We make every effort to accommodate YOU.”

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Tree Service

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