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Landlord blasts village over unpaid bill By Cynthia L. Jacoby Special to The Press Landlord Adam Snyder is accustomed to additional costs popping up at his rental properties. It’s to be expected when he owns dozens of units around the Village of Oak Harbor. What he won’t stomach though is coughing up cash for somebody else’s old utility bill that the village refuses to take off its books. Snyder recently addressed village council with his concern. His issue: the $469 outstanding utility bill for a threeapartment building at 115 ½ Ottawa St. he bought in a foreclosure deal with a bank. Snyder went to council in March hoping he would be granted an exemption. The village has an ordinance which states landlords or people who buy buildings are responsible for the old utility bills of tenants. Snyder made his plea several weeks ago and nothing has moved forward in reviewing his case, he said last week. He is now exploring his options. Some council members, however, have expressed reluctance to grant an exemption. If they did, councilman Jim Seaman explained, what is to stop another landlord or building owner from bringing a similar complaint? He suggested the issue go before the property maintenance committee to possibly find a resolution. The committee is a type of grievance committee. Councilman Don Douglas, a landlord of three units himself, said simply that Snyder’s situation amounts to “the cost of doing business.” But Snyder is standing his ground. He warned he won’t shoulder the costs when the village did not fulfill its part to reclaim the lost funds. The bill never turned up in the title search for his purchase agreement, he explained. Upon further research, he found village officials never filed a lien against the property for the unpaid bill. “I had a title search and it did not come up. Had this come out during the title Continued on page 2



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Dashing Pacific presents proposal, or else By J. Patrick Eaken Press Staff Writer Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins said he was told last Thursday that Dashing Pacific Group will present within six weeks an “outline” for the development of the Marina District. In June 2011, city council voted 12-0 to sell 69 acres of the Marina District property to the Chinese developers for $3.8 million, but the contract stipulates that if there is no vertical development within five years the property reverts back to the city. Dashing Pacific also owns the nearby Docks restaurant complex in International Park. Collins says he is looking forward to the Chinese company’s plans to develop the site along the Maumee River in East Toledo, but it may be too late. Later that day, he spoke to a room full of guests at a luncheon hosted by the East Toledo Club at the East Toledo Senior Center in Navarre Park, where he quoted the letter he said went back to the Chinese. “I said, ‘I will be more than happy to look at it. I think this is wonderful. I want to see it and I am encouraged by it,’” Collins said. “But I will tell you right now, I am go-

Mayor D. Michael Collins spoke at the East Toledo Senior Center. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean) ing to propose our right to recover that property for $3.8 million and I’m going to notify Dashing Pacific one year in advance that I’m going to put the property back in the market and let them know one thing, and make it very clear to them, that a port-

a-potty and picnic bench is not substantial development. That’s not working, so it’s up to them. “My real hope is that we can take that property and within a year we can find a viable operation for a viable developer, and just transition the property to where we pay the $3.8 million back to Dashing Pacific, and it’s a zero sub game for us. But, let’s put somebody in the driver’s seat over there that is going to do something because we are not going to be this patient.” Council originally approved the sale to Dashing Pacific under the administration of former Mayor Michael P. Bell. Collins, who served on city council, along with District 3 councilman Mike Craig, at the time supported selling the property to the Building Trades of Northwest Ohio, but went along with the sale to Dashing Pacific once certain stipulations were put into the contract. Those stipulations included the clause reverting the property if no vertical development is realized, a letter of intent guaranteeing that local firms would be contracted for construction, and biographical background checks on the principal investors of Dashing Pacific, Yuan Xiahong and Wu King Hung. The Building Trades, like Dashing Continued on page 2

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Unpaid bills Continued front front page search, I would have taken care of it with the bank,” the landlord said. Filing a lien is an attempt by the village to regain its lost funds when a foreclosure deal closes and monies are distributed among those owed, Solicitor Jim Barney explained. But so many times, utility bills such as these are so far down the list of debtors that there isn’t enough money to cover all the expenses and the lien may not be worth filing. Still, Snyder argued, that is not his fault. The village shirked its duties and it’s not his responsibility to make up the difference. And what’s worse, he said, those who ran up the bill “had electrical and water until the day they left.” Why, he asked, didn’t village workers take care of the outstanding bill at that time? It takes a few months to accumulate nearly several hundred dollars of utility bills, he said. The consequences of not rescinding the debt are numerous, Snyder contended. If he would renovate the building and make apartments available to new occupants, tenants would spur income tax revenues for the village, generate funds for electric and water service and possibly bring more people to the community who would frequent local businesses. But he insisted he will not make a move until the old bill goes away. “It’s not my bill. I’m not going to pay it,” Snyder said. He pledged to maintain the property from this point on as a good neighbor but he will not improve it. “I am not going to rent that building. I will let the building sit,” Snyder said. “It’s going to be a lose-lose building for everybody.” Snyder and members of council agreed a number of the village’s utilities laws in general are antiquated. They need to be updated and made easier to revise, members stated. “We are all in agreement and we are planning to rewrite the legislation. But that won’t help you today,” Seaman told Snyder. There are no good answers, council agreed. From the village perspective, they noted, a product was sold and the costs need to be recouped. “We don’t want to change (the legislation) and make it worse,” councilman Jon Fickert said. “No,” Seaman responded. “We want to change and make it fair.” Interim Village Administrator Randy Genzman and others looked up building records in an effort to help resolve the situation. No one knows who ordered the service cut offs to the building and why the old bill was not addressed then, according to Genzman. “There’s no record of it,” he said.


The Artful Dodger (Annie Schlueter) and Oliver Twist (Sam Hancock) are planning to "pick a pocket or two" during a rehearsal of St. Kateri Catholic Academy-Cardinal Stritch High School's production of the musical "Oliver!" Performances are April 25 and 26 at 7 p.m., and April 27 at 2 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $8 for students. For more information call Tyler Lentz at 419-693-0465. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

Dashing Pacific presents proposal, or else Continued front page Pacific, at the time was also proposing a mixed-use commercial and residential development for the riverfront property across from downtown Toledo, and Collins says he would not mind giving them a chance to develop the property now. Mayor Collins added that the remnants of a torn down power plant near The National Museum of the Great Lakes will be cleaned up by August 1. He says it will be up to local residents whether or not three smokestacks will remain, which he called a “signature statement of the neighborhood.” Collins responded about the power plant rubble after a guest at the Senior Center complained it looked like bombedout Germany after World War II, and the mayor agreed. “When I walked out of the (museum) facility after we got to tour it during an open houose, I looked at my wife Lisa and said, ‘This is over with,’” Collins said. “This place (power plant remnants) looks

like Stuttgart, Germany, 1946. “I’m not in neutral, I’m in drive,” Collins continued. “I will not manage a city in decline, and that’s all we’ve seen. When I was on council, that’s all we did. We controlled a city in decline and nobody had the ability or desire to look toward the future. Those days are gone. We can’t do that.” Main Street beautification Mayor Collins also promised to East Toledo residents that a new neighborhood beautification program, modeled after the Tidy Towns program he witnessed while visiting Ireland, will come to Main Street no later than 2015. Collins said the pilot program is planned for Point Place, and planning has already begun there. The program includes clean-up of streets and storefront window facades, getting control of signage, decorating streets with floral displays, and “a change of culture and attitude.” He said the Main Street corridor will

be the second neighborhood, but insisted that the program will expand across the city one neighborhood at a time to make sure it is done right. He said the city will provide the flower pots, but it will be up to neighborhoods to partner with local greenhouses to decorate the floral displays. “A bad diagnosis never solves the problem. What I’d like to see done with this is, why not go to our Toledo Grows community, why not go to our greenhouses and say, ‘This is what we want to do. What would you recommend professionally we put into these pots? I mean, go into one of the neighborhood stores and ask professionals to see what they think.” Collins said by getting neighborhood business involved in the clean-up and beautification process, they can also become sponsors, which in turns helps the businesses. Once the program begins, he said it will up to neighborhood residents and business leaders to keep it going.

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Oregon OK’s agreement for future development Oregon council on Monday authorized the mayor and finance director to enter into an agreement with the Oregon Economic Development Foundation for future land development and the purchase of city property located at 4417 Parkway Road. The city, which owns approximately 12.8 acres of property in the Cedar Point Industrial Park, plans to transfer the parcel to the Oregon Economic Development Foundation, which is the city’s economic development arm. The Foundation is negotiating with developers to use the land for construction needs for the Oregon Clean Energy project, immediately north of the site, according to City Administrator Mike Beazley. After the property is sold, the Foundation will transfer the proceeds to the city. “As we work on developments for the Oregon Clean Energy project, the city identified some parcels that are going to be the main target locations for the project,” said Beazley Warehouse The parcel, at the corner of Blue Heron Road and Parkway Drive, includes a drainage pond. The property will be used to build a facility to assist in the construction of an $800 million energy generation plant known as the Oregon Clean Energy project. After the project is completed in three years, the facility would be used as a warehouse for light manufacturing that would be available for future development, said Beazley. “We see it as a win for Oregon. It’s land the city has had available for many years now. I’m excited that there’s an opportunity to move forward,” said Beazley. The energy generation facility, which will convert clean natural gas to electricity, will be built on a 30 acre parcel of land

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at 816 N. Lallendorf Road, located within an enterprise zone. It will provide enough new electricity for 500,000 homes. Ground breaking for the project is expected this spring or early summer. Oregon Clean Energy officials felt it was important to have land available for construction and warehousing support for the project, said Beazley. “Really, the better news for us is essentially that it will add to our inventory a spec warehouse or light manufacturing facility as a space for future development. The team is very interested in marketing it or putting something together for that fa-

cility after they’ve finished the construction period. In order to facilitate this, our standard practice is to turn it over to the Foundation for a dollar. Any and all the proceeds that come from this will come to the City of Oregon,” said Beazley. Jobs growth “I feel good about the project,” said Beazley. “We’re excited about their interests in the land, and moving forward with more development.” Councilman James Seaman asked about the value of the property. Beazley said it would be marketed at $12,000 per acre, the same price as the property to the north that will be used for the Oregon Clean Energy project. “Our primary objective here is we’re more interested in growing jobs than we are in land development,” said Beazley. “This is an important step towards building jobs, and that’s more important to me than the price. As we’ve looked at other land in the area, it’s a reasonable price for industrial land in Oregon now.” 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.

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MaiFest A MaiFest Celebration will be held Sunday, May 4 from 1-7 p.m. at the Black Forest Café at the Chalet at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon. Dinner, prepared by Chef Ron Duschl, will include a choice of Hanchen Schnitzel (chicken) with a lemon cream sauce or Schweinebraten (pork roast), along with sides and homemade desserts. Music will be provided from 3-7 p.m. by Alex Meixner Band. Tickets for the dinner and dance are $30 and are available in advance only by calling the Black Forest Café at 419-593-0092 or email Learn more about Alex Meixner at

Anniversary choir The public is invited as the Waite High School Centennial Choir, along with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oregon, presents an anniversary celebration with music Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s, 798 S. Coy Rd., The celebration is in observance of Waite’s 100th anniversary, and St. Paul’s 125th anniversary. The Waite Centennial Alumni Choir will perform under the direction of Richard Dean and Janet Lyne. Accompanist is Jill Roth Boessel.

Injury accident A Michigan woman received minor injuries Wednesday evening when her car swerved off Lemoyne Road in Lake Township and struck a tree and a house. According to the Bowling Green post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Mary Gaines, 73, of Gregory, Mich. was northbound on Lemoyne when the accident occurred about 10:30 p.m. north of Hanley Road. She was transported to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center by township emergency medical service personnel. There was minor damage to the house at 26640 Lemoyne Road, troopers said. There were five people in the home at the time but no one was injured. As of Thursday morning no charges had been filed. Seatbelt use was unknown and alcohol was not a factor.

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Weis is new police chief By Cynthia L. Jacoby Special to The Press Oak Harbor resident Brad Weis is the new Genoa police chief. Weis, currently employed as a Toledo Police Department captain, was approved Monday during a special meeting of the Genoa Village Council, according to Mayor Mark Williams. The new chief, who will make an annual salary of $62,500, begins work sometime in mid-May. “He came from a small town. He lives in a small town. He should be able to keep the small town atmosphere in his work,” Williams said. The mayor added Weis’ longevity in one department and the experience he racked up on that force are counted among his strengths. The Woodmore High School graduate began his law enforcement career more than 36 years ago in Rossford. He later worked as a street sergeant, a watch commander and gang task force member. His current assignment with TPD is captain of the Strategic Response Bureau. Beside his experience on the force, Weis brings another attribute to the Genoa department, Williams said. He is very familiar with government operations and scrutinizing budgets from the other side of the table. He currently serves on the Oak Harbor Village Council - a term that lasts until 2017. An attempt to reach Weis at his home Wednesday was unsuccessful. His hiring caps a 3 ½ - month search to replace Bob Bratton of Genoa who held the position for more than two years before he became tangled in a scandal that ended his law enforcement career of nearly four decades. Bratton was convicted in January of misspending more than $5,000 of Furtherance of Justice Funds in 2010 when he was Ottawa County sheriff.

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Over 150 youth and adult volunteers spent last Saturday cleaning up parks during the city-wide Global Youth Service Day Event. Volunteers from over 20 different organizations picked up and bagged debris from Oakdale Park, Ravine I and Edgar Holmes Parks during the event. East Toledo had the most teams participating in the United Way sponsored event. Top photo, at Ravine Park I, Anthony Reigle and Anthony Ashford give an old Christmas tree the heave-ho, while Dave and Karen Miller, and Bev Piper clean up debris. (Press photos by Ken Grosjean)

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Expediting county ditch projects discussed By Larry Limpf News Editor The Sandusky County commissioners are weighing the prospect of hiring someone to expedite the county’s ditch maintenance and improvement efforts. Three possible options discussed during the commissioners’ April 3 meeting were to: • Hire a full-time employee for the Soil and Water Conservation District who could assist with ditch maintenance when not needed for the district’s other projects. • Hire a full-time employee for the county engineer’s office and fund the position with revenues from a source other than gasoline taxes. • Hire a full-time employee for the ditch maintenance office who could also be

shared with the engineer’s office and the SWCD. Jim Moyer, county engineer, indicated to the commissioners at the meeting he’d like to see more of the petitioning process for ditch projects to be moved to the SWCD and ditch maintenance office, according to minutes of the meeting. He said his office has been short staffed and that with his office receiving much of its funding from gasoline taxes, it puts a strain on the use of those revenues to pay for ditch-related work. Personnel from the SWCD and ditch maintenance office were also at the meeting. At the commissioners’ April 8 meeting, Moyer said he would recommend the commissioners allocate more money from the general revenue fund to his office to pay for a technician who would primarily be

responsible for drainage issues but could work on other projects when not needed for ditch-related work. In his April 4 newsletter, Moyer said two ditch petitions for Cedar Ridge and Alley Ditch are “very old” and two for Schwochow and Stahl roads are “in progress.” His office has also received recent petitions for Miller Ditch and Hofelich Ditch and two more, Wolf Creek, north of the Village of Gibsonburg, and Toussaint Creek, have also been mentioned as possible projects. Warren Brown, county administrator, said he planned to have the personnel issue on the agenda for the commissioners’ April 17 meeting. “It appears from the reports that one of the departments needs an additional staff person to keep up with ditch petitions,” he said. “The question is which department.”


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Renew or replace fire levy in November? Trustees to decide The Lake Township trustees plan to place a levy on the November ballot to continue funding for the fire department but are undecided whether to seek a renewal of an expiring levy or to replace it. A 1-mill, 5-year levy is set to expire at the end of this year. Fire chief Bruce Moritz Tuesday reported to the trustees that the fire department is looking to replace a 1994 fire engine housed at station 2 in Millbury. A new engine “should be ordered this year to be received next year,” he said. Melanie Bowen, chairman of the board of trustees, said the board will discuss financial information pertaining to the levy at its next meeting. A replacement levy would be collected on current property valuations. A renewal

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The Oregon Branch Library will present a “Pen to Palette” book discussion group Thursday, May 8. The program, a collaboration between the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library and the Toledo Museum of Art, integrates library stories with the museum collection. Participants should meet at the library, 3340 Dustin Rd., Oregon, at 11:15 a.m. Then the group will carpool to the Toledo Museum of Art. Parking is $5 (free to museum members). Lunch will be available in the museum café. At 12:15 p.m., the group will sign in in the Yellow Room, where there will be a discussion about the current book title, “The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. From 1:15-2:15 p.m., there will be a tour of “The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden” exhibit. Multiple copies of the book are available at the library’s circulation desk. For more information, call 419259-5250.

Easter egg hunt

The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual Easter Egg Hunt event this year on the lawn of Adolphus Kraemer Park. Over 400 children found eggs and received numbers for their special candy bags located at downtown businesses. There were 40 “Golden Eggs” this year, and those who had the lucky number received a special gift basket provided by local businesses. (Photo courtesy of the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce)

Jazz Festival

An Evening of Jazz will be presented Saturday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at Eastwood High School. The Jazz Festival will include performances by Bowling Green State University Lab Band 1 and Eastwood, Genoa, North Baltimore and Clyde high schools. Dinner options, prepared by Michael’s Gourmet Catering, will include Chicken Marsala, Pork Loin and Meatless Manicotti. Dinners include an appetizer, side dishes, dessert and drink. Tickets are $18 for dinner and entertainment and $10 for the concert only and are available by calling 419287-4025. Proceeds raised will benefit the Eastwood Band Boosters and participating bands.

Benefit dinner

A dinner to benefit the families of José (Andy) Chavez, Daniel Ramirez and Ramiro Sanchez, who were killed last month in a Fremont bar shooting spree, will be held Saturday, April 26 from 3-9 p.m. at the Glass City Boardwalk, 27820 E. Broadway, Moline. The event will include a spaghetti dinner, cash bar, music by DJ Tom Tom, t-shirt sales, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Dine in or carry out. Free meals will be available to Elmore Police officers. Tickets, which are $15, will go on sale at 2:30 p.m., a half-hour before the door opens. A cash bar will be available. Donations may also be made at local Huntington Bank branches.

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The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office will kick off its “Click it or Ticket” effort Monday, May 19. The statewide campaign is designed to raise awareness about the use of seat belts. During the campaign, which will run through June 2, deputies will work extra shifts, enforcing all traffic law, especially seat belt violations.

Bird groups challenge another wind turbine By Larry Limpf News Editor The Black Swamp Bird Observatory and American Bird Observatory are challenging another wind turbine project, contending its location poses considerable risk to migrating songbirds. In an April 4 letter to the Ohio Power Siting Board, Kim Kaufman, executive director of the observatory, and Michael Hutchins, national coordinator of the conservancy’s Bird Smart Wind Energy Campaign, say they have many of the same concerns regarding the proposed location of the LEEDCo. wind turbine project in Lake Erie near Cleveland as they did about a turbine project proposed for Camp Perry near Oak Harbor. Lake Erie Energy Development Co. is proposing to erect six turbines with a total capacity of 18 megawatts. The turbines would be located about seven to nine miles offshore. “As you may know, the south shore of Lake Erie is a major migration bottleneck for Neotropical migrants flying north from Central and South America to breed in the boreal forests of Canada,” the letter says. “Bird movements in such areas, especially during adverse weather events, are more volatile and hence less predictable than they are on nesting or wintering grounds. As a result, there is a high likelihood of major mortality events involving federally protected birds associated with wind turbines in this area.” The presence of wind turbines in open water also make it more difficult to assess bird fatalities compared to turbines located on land, the letter says: “Such assessments are critical for the enforcement of our nation’s wildlife laws and for determining post-construction mitigation and compensation.”

Lawsuit threat A letter of intent to sue the Ohio National Guard and an on-going petition effort were enough to convince federal officials to at least temporarily halt plans for constructing a wind turbine at Camp Perry. The conservancy and observatory in January praised the decision by the National Guard Bureau office in Maryland to withdraw a key finding to the project. The bird organizations had submitted a letter of intent to sue the National Guard, claiming the proposed turbine project violated the Endangered Species Act as well as other federal environmental and conservation laws. In response, the National Guard, in a letter dated Jan. 28 to a public interest law firm representing the bird groups, said it is withdrawing the Finding of No Significant Impact. “I have received your Notification of Intent letter, dated January 8, 2014. After carefully considering your objections to the August 22, 2013 Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), for the wind turbine technologies project at the Camp Perry Air National Guard Station, I have decided to withdraw the FONSI for the project effective immediately,” the letter from Col. Peter A. Sartori, Director, Installations and Mission Support, states. “Since the FONSI has been withdrawn, the project will not go forward at this time. “My environmental staff at the National Guard Bureau will review and coordinate the Environmental Assessment and all supporting documentation in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, as well as compliance with other environmental statutes, including the Endangered Species Act.”

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APRIL 21, 2014


O. Harbor woman gets 90 days in jail Easter breakfast

By Cynthia L. Jacoby Special to The Press

Tree City honors For the 20th consecutive year, the City of Oregon has been recognized as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The distinction was bestowed based on the city’s ongoing efforts to maintain and improve quality of life through a comprehensive street tree management program. In order to achieve the title and honors, a community must meet four standards – having a Tree Ordinance; an active Tree Commission or Forestry Department; a comprehensive urban forestry program supported by a minimum $2 per capita and an annual Arbor Day proclamation. For more information about the Tree City USA program or the Arbor Day Foundation, visit www.arborday. org.

The East Toledo Family Center held a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny this past Saturday. The family center invited both fire stations, #6 & #13, from East Toledo to join them for breakfast. Nearly 300 people attended the event. Pictured are members from Fire Station #6. (Photo courtesy of The East Toledo Family Center)

Grant to fund sewer improvements in Oregon By Kelly J. Kaczala Press News Editor Oregon City Council on Monday accepted a bid for sewer facility improvements as part of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The project is funded by a CDBG and Revolving Loan Funds totaling $73,400. Bids were opened on April 1, 2014. Of the two companies that submitted bids, Layne Inliner LLC, of Hilliard, Ohio, had the lowest bid of $78,230. Insight Pipe Contracting, of Harmony, PA, submitted a bid of $82,330. Council appropriated $4,830 of additional funds to cover the project’s cost from the Revolving Loan Fund. The scope of work is to line about 330 feet of 3-inch trunk sewer on Wheeling Street, according to Public Service Director Paul Roman. “This section is located just north of where Otter Creek crosses Wheeling Street,” said Roman. Layne Inliner was highly recommended by the City of Toledo, which was among the company’s references, said Roman. “They did meet the city’s best bid criteria. We certainly want to try them out for this project,” said Roman. Councilman Tim Zale asked Roman how long the liners are expected to last.

An Oak Harbor woman is serving a 90-day sentence for admittedly trying to pass drugs to her son at a Toledo prison. Ann Goode, 42, was sent to the Correctional Center of Northwest Ohio in Stryker, O. following her sentencing on April 8. Once free, she will remain on probation for four years. She will lose her driver’s license for a year, and must complete community service as well as a number of court-ordered actions including mental health counseling, according to the ruling of Lucas County Common Pleas Court Judge Myron C. Duhart. In February, Goode pleaded guilty to one count of conveyance of a drug into a federal institution. Two other charges against her were dropped. The charges all stem from an Ohio State Highway Patrol investigation that showed Goode was caught Oct. 9 trying to pass marijuana, crushed Percocet pills and Alprazolam to her son, Zachary Reddfern, 21, an inmate at the Toledo Correctional Institute. Redfern is serving a six-year sentence for burglaries in Ottawa County. Redfern was also supposed to be sentenced the same day as his mother for complicity in the crime. However, between the time of his conviction and his sentencing date, he was relocated to the Ohio State Penitentiary, court records show. The sentencing has been rescheduled for April 29. Goode, who is a convicted felon related to a burglary in 2006, is not allowed to possess a gun. She, however, was charged with possession of a firearm under disability in connection with a fight with her daughter at their South Muddy Creek North Road home in late March while she was awaiting sentencing. The firearms case was originally filed in Ottawa County Municipal Court but has since been bound over to an Ottawa County Common Pleas Court grand jury.

They did meet the city’s best bid criteria.

“It will have the life of a new pipe,” said Roman. “The way we design them, they can almost act as a stand alone pipe. It doesn’t necessarily rely on the old pipe for structural strength. I’m guessing 30-50 years. It’s smoother than the older pipe. It’s also a little smaller in diameter. They say the smoothness makes up for the flow.” Also at the meeting, Mayor Mike Seferian said he’s received several complaints about the need to install sidewalks in the city. “It’s one of the complaints I get quite often. It is creating a problem. Throughout the city, in some subdivisions, we have sidewalks, then there’s a house that doesn’t have a sidewalk. The city could develop some sort of policy to order in sidewalks. Council would have to come up with a threshold. There are some subdivisions we’ve had for 15 years that have five or six empty lots that don’t have sidewalks, so it kind of defeats the purpose of putting in sidewalks. We get complaints

from not only residents but from developers and builders. It is unfair to the developers. Administratively, if council wants, we could draft up legislation that would require at a certain time for those situations to be taken care of. But it becomes a little bit of a political dilemma to be telling people they would have to be spending money. We’re prepared to put together documents to make it happen.” “We did change the code,” said Roman, “so that our sewer assessments only dealt with existing sidewalk needing repairs. We changed that code so that you could put in new sidewalks. So that mechanism is there. It’s just a question of whether council wishes to order that in.” Seferian said council may want to consider legislation that sets criteria of when subdivisions would require sidewalks. “That’s something you’ll have to decide if you want to do it. We’re prepared to put together whatever documents that we need to make that happen. This can take place pretty quickly,” said Seferian. Council President Dennis Walendzak said he and Seferian have discussed sidewalk uniformity and the bonding issue with developers over the last year. He said Councilman Joshua Hughes, as chairman of the Drainage, Roads, Buildings & Lands Committee, could schedule a meeting to discuss the matter further. Hughes agreed.

Time running out for foreclosure prevention By Mary Kuhlman Ohio News Connection The door soon will close on foreclosureprevention assistance available through the “Save the Dream Ohio” program. April 30 is the deadline for homeowners to register and receive up to $35,000 in mortgage assistance. Antoinette Smith, a foreclosure prevention specialist at Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People, or ESOP, a nonprofit HUD-certified housing counseling agency in Cleveland, called the program a lifeline for Ohioans who are strug-

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Drug Take-Back Day Several area communities will be holding medication/drug collection events April 26 in conjunction with National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and local partners, aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Locally, a collection will be held at the Oregon Police Department Garage, 5330 Seaman Rd., Oregon. To find a complete list of locations, visit DEA. gov.

Plant Exchange The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Wood County will hold a Spring Plant Exchange Saturday, April 26 from 9-11 a.m. in the Home and Garden Building at the Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. Everyone who attends will receive two free plants (subject to availability). In addition, each attendee will get one plant for each plant brought to the exchange. Plants should be labeled according to type, if possible. Plants may be dropped off between 9 and 10 a.m. For more information, contact Lisa Cook at

Toledo survey Volunteers are needed to conduct neighborhood surveys in East Toledo. The surveys will be used to identify opportunities for side lot acquisitions, land assembly for greening initiatives, and to locate properties in need of demo, rehab, or commercial redevelopment. To be part of a collaborative effort to rebuild Toledo’s neighborhoods, the East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Avenue, will hold meetings on April 26 and May 3 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. For more information, and to confirm your attendance, call Jodi Gross at 419-691-1429 ext. 213.

Should city favor local project bids? By Kelly J. Kaczala Press News Editor Oregon City Administrator Mike Beazley will look into whether the city can give preference to local companies that bid on city projects after members of council raised questions about awarding the lowest bid for an irrigation project at the South Recreation Complex to an out of town firm. Council on Monday voted 6-1 to award a bid to Ohio Irrigation Lawn Sprinkler Systems Inc., of Dayton, to furnish labor, materials and equipment for irrigation improvements to the South Recreation Complex. The company’s bid of $137,332 was the lowest and best bid. Councilman James Seaman, who voted no, said at a committee of the whole meeting two weeks ago that the city should give preference to a local company, Landscape Design by Moritz, which had submitted a $141,050 bid, the fourth lowest of seven companies that bid on the project. Beazley said at the time that the city has to go with the company that has the lowest and best bid. “We have to come up with a good reason to not pick them. Local can be a consideration, but only within certain parameters. In this case, the law made it clear as to where we felt we had to go, but also we felt very comfortable with the choice,” he said. At the city council meeting on Monday, Council President Dennis Walendzak said he had received calls from local contractors. “I did have a few phone calls about local contractors getting local work and keeping tax dollars as close to Oregon as we can,” said Walendzak. “Mr. Beazley did indicate he would look into that and give us some information.” Income taxes Seaman said he supports the irrigation improvements at South Recreation complex, but thinks a local company should be

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doing the work. “I think a local contractor should perform the work. I’m definitely not against this project. It will be very beneficial for our residents,” said Seaman. He asked Beazley about the time frame after which the city collects income taxes from out of town companies doing work for the city. “Some of these people may not even pay us payroll income tax when they come in from out of the area if the project doesn’t last that long,” said Seaman. “We would be sure to collect from local contractors and workers.” “Beazley said the city starts collecting income taxes after 12 days. “This sort of project would probably trigger local income tax on the site,” said Beazley. “It’s not among the criteria we’re allowed to consider when we look at these things, though it’s something we think about. The administration prefers doing business with local companies.” “I’m glad the administration has that positive attitude about looking for local workers when possible,” said Seaman. “But there’s a concern I have, though, whether there could be some advantage with someone local.” Slippery slope Beazley said he’s had extensive experience looking at the issue. He said local companies could have problems doing business in neighboring communities that implement similar preferences for local bids. “That’s the challenge you run into,” he said. “There are times when we can find a more reasonable way to look at and consider the lowest and best bid in another way. Cities do have some discretion in creating a policy that might give some preference points, but again, it is a challenge to a city to do it without sometimes unintended consequences, what do our neighbors then do?” Seaman said the state legislature is considering legislation that would expand the number of days from 12 to 30 before a

community can collect income taxes from out of town companies. “There’s a lot of projects outside companies can come in and complete within 30 days and not pay the city any income taxes. That’s something we should keep on top of because that could have a detrimental effect on our income taxes,” said Seaman. Mayor Mike Seferian had doubts the city could favor the bids of local companies. “We do try to make our bid process as locally user friendly as possible. And that’s the best we can do. But when you talk about a local contractor, how local? What is local? An Oregon resident? Are you talking about an Oregon business, or just close to the area in Oregon? In this case, what are you talking about?” Seaman said any company within Lucas County, which has tax reciprocity agreements, would be considered local. Councilman Terry Reeves said it was more important to award a bid to a company that has a proven track record. “I don’t want to bad mouth any other companies on the list, but we want someone who has done this several other times,” he said. Ohio Irrigation Lawn Sprinkler Systems Inc., he added, has positive references. “They have done this at several different facilities. I just think it’s the lowest and best bid. I think their background proves that. Nothing against the companies that are closer in proximity to Toledo, but we want to make sure it’s done right the first time,” said Reeves. Councilman Jerry Peach agreed. “I agree with Mr. Reeves. It’s a slippery slope. “While the city has always tried to encouraged local companies to put in bids and participate, and while we have always found objective reasons to choose a local contractor as the best bidder, we want to be very careful not to undermine the competitive bidding process,” said Peach. Beazley said he would look at the policies of other cities and submit a memo to council regarding the matter.

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Your Voice on the Street: by Stephanie Szozda

APRIL 21, 2014


The Press Poll

What do think happened to flight 370, and do you think they will ever find it?

If you found a penny on the ƀoor, would you pick it up? Yes No

To cast your ballot, go to Grace Ortiz Genoa "My guess would be that it got hijacked and crashed into the water. I think they'll ¿nd parts of it, but I don't think they will ¿nd it intact."

Jane Dennis Genoa "I think it was hijacked and I think it has landed somewhere, and one day they'll ¿nd it."

Mike Cousino Genoa "I think one of the pilots went off to the bathroom or something and the other one locked the door and Àew it till it ran out of fuel and crashed it. I think they might ¿nd out where it is but won't be able to get to it."

Beth Tomlinson Oak Harbor "I think it crashed and I would like to hope that it crashed legitimately, because I would like to hope that no one would ever do that on purpose. My prayer would be that they recover it for the sake of the family members."

June Newman Martin "I think it's still out there. I think they Àew in the wrong direction and crashed and we're looking in the wrong place. I think they'll ¿nd pieces, but they'll never ¿nd answers."

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Drop “impossible” from your vocabulary Letters Have you ever used “that’s impossible” as an excuse for not doing something? Perhaps being told “that’s impossible” by someone has had the same effect. Not only have you been personally conditioned to automatically decide how possible it is to achieve a particular objective, there are many people who will readily give you their definitive opinion of what is and is not possible as well. Ironically, every discovery and invention we now take for granted was at one time determined to be impossible. The radio, flight, the light bulb, supersonic flight, space travel, electricity, automobiles, submarines, computers, TV, etc. were all thought to be impossibilities before they were invented. Do you make excuses for failure or seek reasons to succeed? Once you have decided something is impossible, you will either give up or not even start. You will not accomplish anything you believe to be impossible. Then, while you are sitting around explaining why something is impossible, other people will be proving you wrong through their own accomplishments. Rather than coming up with all of the excuses for why you can’t do something, spend your energy formulating just one reason you can succeed. Keep in mind that history has repeatedly proven anything is possible. Ignore those people who are spouting all of the supposed reasons something is impossible. These negative individuals are abundant in number and willing to offer their opinion whether asked or

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by Bryan Golden not. However, there is one group of people worth listening to; those who are already where you want to be. How difficult it is or how long it takes to accomplish a particular goal is irrelevant. Life requires effort regardless of whether you are struggling or succeeding. Time goes by irrespective of what you are doing. Moving forward in your desired direction is what is important. Visualizing all of the benefits you will experience by achieving your goals is highly motivational. Imagine yourself succeeding. How will you feel? What will you be doing? What new options will open up for you? How will your life change? You must be able to first see yourself succeeding before it can actually happen. All successful people utilize this strategy. This is possibility thinking where you focus on what you will be accomplishing. Perhaps you have a goal which has never been achieved before. This is a great opportunity. Many benefits accrue to pioneers and innovators. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Build on what has already been accomplished. Analyze your goal from different perspectives. Altering your point of view often provides new insight. Your brain works

24/7 looking to solve problems. Inspiration can occur at anytime, anywhere. Pay attention to intuition. Never dismiss ideas with the reaction of “that will never work.” Brainstorming is a proven technique for finding solutions. Successfully utilize this method. List all possibilities without any evaluation as to how realistic or effective you feel any option might be. List everything regardless of whether or not you think it will work. Often, the ideas that work out are those you would have initially ruled out as being unviable. Remember, anything is possible. Look for the reasons something is possible instead of reasons it is not. The potential for immediate success is not a requirement for determining what is possible. Historically, success is realized only after numerous disappointments. Failure only occurs when you give up. Results other than what you expected are simply a learning opportunity along with an indication that a change in strategy is needed. Dream big. Fantasize about how you would like your life to unfold. Visualize how achieving your goals will make you feel. Identify just one reason to succeed. For you, anything is possible. 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

There is a price to pay for our laziness By Jill Richardson I know I shouldn’t be, but I am shocked by Americans’ laziness. We look for the closest parking spot to the gym so that we don’t have to walk those extra few steps. We indulge in watching more cooking shows, yet actually cook less than ever. We invented the drive-thru. Now, nearly one in five American coffee drinkers is too lazy to make coffee. There are foods that are very complex and difficult to make. Coffee isn’t one of them. I understand why someone wouldn’t want to make homemade butter or those little French macaroons. I get why my mom only made her cheese blintzes for very special occasions. That stuff takes work. I dread my annual tomato sauce canning marathon, and I only do it because the amazing sauce that results makes easy, delicious meals all year long. And once I put all that work in, I don’t share my sauce with just anyone. But, coffee? I make it several times a day. And I’m pretty lazy — I’ve been known to eat whole unpeeled carrots Bugs Bunny style to avoid cutting and cooking them. If I can make coffee, anyone can. A traditional drip coffee maker requires a few steps. Add water. Measure coffee. Grind coffee. Add filter. Place grounds in filter. Press “on.” Wait. Your coffee is ready. You can further reduce the required work by purchasing pre-ground coffee, or – better yet –getting a coffee grinder that does

Guest Editorial the measuring for you. For lots of folks, that’s still too much work. Nearly 20 percent of coffee drinkers now use coffee pods. With specialized coffee makers and compatible “pods” of individual serving sizes of pre-ground coffee, one reduces the task of making coffee to: Add water, insert pod, press start, throw pod away. Fancier machines also let you add milk to make various espresso drinks. These newfangled coffeemakers don’t come cheap. A Keurig will run you $80 or more, and Nespresso makers start at $149. Once you’re invested, you have to buy the related brand of pods — K-cups for Green Mountain Coffee’s Keurig or Nestle’s Nespresso. That alone would be my dealbreaker, because I don’t like either brand of coffee. In their defense, Keurig offers a refillable pod for $15 (the price of my entire coffee maker) so you can add your preferred type of coffee. Which puts the onerous work of measuring and grinding back into your coffee-making process. While it’s easy to make fun of Americans’ drive to save time in the kitchen, there’s nothing inherently wrong with

it. In fact, sometimes time-saving steps constitute efficiency and ingenuity, not laziness. But in this case, the new pod systems result in a staggering amount of waste and may potentially harm your health. According to a recent Mother Jones article, all of the K-cups sold in 2013 could circle the earth 10.5 times. And every single one now resides in a landfill. Nespresso’s pods are aluminum. They have a program to collect and recycle used pods, but unless their customers actually take them up on this, it’s little more than good PR. Then there are the health questions generated by making your coffee in little plastic pods (in the case of K-cups). The cups are made of #7 plastic, a catch-all category of “Other” plastics not included in numbers 1 through 6. Keurig refused to tell Mother Jones what type of plastic it used, or whether or not it contained possiblycarcinogenic styrene. These new brewing systems are little more than a clever method a few companies have discovered to sell more of their own crappy coffee, without regard for the trash they create and their potential impacts on their customers’ health. Let’s take the waste and potential health hazards out of our coffee. We don’t need to trash the planet just to get a morning buzz. 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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Egg-citing event To the editor: The Easter Egg Hunt has been a tradition in Oak Harbor for more than 60 years. The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce held the annual event this year on the lawn of Adolphus Kraemer Park. The weather was absolutely beautiful as over 400 “eggcited” children found their eggs and received numbers for their special candy bags located at the downtown businesses. The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce and Chairperson Debi Heiks, would like to thank the merchants and individuals who contributed to this year’s Easter Candy Hunt Event. Once again, a community and volunteers working together have brought family and friends into our village for a day of fun/ Please be sure to visit these businesses that have generously donated to this event. We would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their donations and help with our annual Easter Candy Hunt; 2013-2014 Apple Festival Royalty Court and families, Amy Lutman – Royalty Coordinator, A Cut Apart, Batdorff Real Estate, Blast Off Nutrition, Bodyworks Fitness Studio, Boy Scout Troop #316, Buehler Excavating, Carroll Township, Charlotte and Harry Striker, Community Markets, Croghan Colonial Bank, Debi Heiks, Dor-Way Antiques, Drown’s Dairy, Druckenmiller Agency, Eagle Fabrication, Julie’s Jammin’ Jewels, Kocher & Gillum, Kurt’s BP, Lene’s Webb, McDonalds, Magruder Hospital, Mill Street Brew, Molly Judge; DPM, Neighborhood Resale Shop, Oak Harbor Hardware, Oak Harbor Police Dept., Pastor Kyle Timmons, Portage Fire District and firefighters, Rick Spangler, RVI, Inc., Spangler Motors, Sprouse Insurance, St. Bonore Financial, Subway, the Village of Oak Harbor, Tri-Motors Sales & Service, Village of Oak Harbor Mayor Bill Eberle and Wistinghausen Florists. Valerie Winterfield Executive Director, Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce

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Great Lakes museum opens this week in East Toledo East Toledo is now home to the museum that will tell the story of the largest system of fresh water in the world--The Great Lakes. The National Museum of The Great Lakes will open to the public Saturday, April 26. It is located in the Toledo Marina building at the north end of the Marina District, just off Front Street. The Great Lakes contain 84 percent of all surface fresh water in North America and 21 percent of the world’s surface fresh water, according to the U.S. EPA. Interactive exhibits in five galleries will recount the historical role this global resource has played in our country’s development, said Anna Kolin, the museum’s development director. The galleries are: • The Industrial Revolution: Describes the defining economic experience in our nation’s history. The Great Lakes made it possible to ship iron ore, coal and grain in a cost-effective manner; • Exploration and Settlement: Takes visitors on a tour from the days of the Voyagers, fur trappers and explorers to the early 1800s; • Safeguard and Support: Describes the role the lakes have played in our military history; • Shipwreck and Survival: Tells the stories of lighthouses and wrecks such as the Edmund Fitzgerald; • Technology and shipbuilding: Describes shipbuilding from pioneer days to the hightech future. While the museum’s scope spans all of the Great Lakes, Kolin says Toledo’s history with the lakes will be emphasized in “The Toledo Trail,” a scattering of more than 25 exhibits including what is believed to be the largest single pitch propeller ever cast at the time. The American Shipbuilding Company, a Toledo company, cast the 22foot diameter, 22-ton propeller in 1958 for the S.S. John Sherwin steamship. Another exhibit will tell the story of the David Dows, the first five-masted schooner to sail the Great Lakes and the world. It too, was built in Toledo. While Toledo is highlighted, Kolin emphasizes the museum pays equal attention to all five lakes. Chris Gillcrist, museum director, described one of the most exciting exhibits when he gave a presentation to the East Toledo Club last May. He said a visitor will be able to take a simulated ride in a submarine down to the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald to explore the ship and the reasons it sank.

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The largest single pitch propeller ever cast will be on display outside The National Museum of The Great Lakes. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

The bell from the SS Colonel James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

The Fitzgerald is one of many handson exhibits. Another features a hand-operated bilge pump to give visitors real-time experience on keeping a ship afloat without mechanically powered pumps. Such interactive exhibits are a must today as museums try to compete in the hightech gadget world we live in, Gillcrist said. The Fitzgerald exhibit alone cost about $250,000. Fundraising, memberships in the Great Lakes Historical Society, the museum’s parent organization, and state grants will pay for most of the construction work. The biggest expense so far has been to move the SS Col. James. M. Schoonmaker (once called the Willis B. Boyer) from its berth near the Anthony Wayne Bridge to a new slip located adjacent to the museum. That $3 million cost was paid for by the State of Ohio. The ship, once the largest freighter on the Great Lakes, was built in 1911. It has

been repainted and is an integral component to the museum experience. The museum will open to the public Saturday at 10 a.m. Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins will speak at 9:30 along with other dignitaries. A number of special events will be held this year, Kolin said. They include a family fun day on July 4th with the viewing of Toledo’s fireworks from the deck of the Schoonmaker; an antique boat and classic car show Aug. 24 and 25; a clam bake on Sept. 20 and the Boo-on-the-Boat Halloween night in October. Adult tickets are $12 for admission to the museum and the Schoonmaker and $11 for children 6-18 and seniors over 65. A feasibility study predicts the museum will attract some 41,000 visitors annually. It will also serve as an educational resource for The Maritime Academy of Toledo, a charter school that employs nau-

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Counseling Corner Handling the frustration of your teen’s messy room From the American Counseling Association Say the phrase “messy room” to the parents of any teenager, boy or girl, and you’ll almost always get a nod of understanding and a roll of the eyes in frustration. It’s one of the most common causes of teen-parent disagreements. So, looking for a magic way to make a teen’s messy room problem disappear? Lots of luck! But there are ways to reduce “messy room” stress and frustration. First, identify the source of your frustration. After all, your child lives in the mess, not you. As parents, our frustration comes from what the mess says about our authority over our offspring and our effectiveness as a parent. If our child ignores the mess and our requests to clean, are we bad parents? For your teen, however, the issue isn’t the mess, but privacy and autonomy. Although we want our children to develop independence, it’s disappointing to see it expressed as a messy room. However, to your teen, that room is his or her domain, and keeping it as desired is a way of being independent. So, instead of feeling frustrated, accept that this is part of the developmental process. But try setting sensible family rules that make it easier to live with that messy bedroom. Rule one is that while messy is okay, life threatening is not. Bug attractors, like old food wrappers and dirty dishes, aren’t acceptable. You can close the door on untidy, but unhealthy is a real problem. Also set simple, acceptable rules for family-use areas. Cleaning up after oneself in the kitchen, or getting that backpack out of the hallway are rules teens can understand as reasonable, even when they see a clean bedroom as unfair. It also doesn’t help to clean up for your teen. That just breeds anger and the lesson that once it’s messy enough, you’ll do the job for them. But do offer help. Many teens literally don’t know where to start once the mess gets too big. Suggest ways to break that big task into smaller ones. Offer storage and sorting tips. There are lots of causes worth pushing hard for with your teen. A messy room is seldom one. Someday that room will get cleaned. “Counseling Corner” is provided by the American Counseling Association. Direct comments and questions to ACAcorner@ or visit

In a twist on the traditional Easter egg hunt, members of Shared Legacy Farms CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) gathered in Elmore to partake in the first-ever “Spud Hunt” Saturday, April 12. Participants hunted – you guessed it – potato seeds instead of eggs. “It was an idea that came to us last fall as we brainstormed some creative ways to get our customers out to the farm,” said owner Corinna Bench. “We wanted to do an egg hunt. But we also had to get the potatoes planted that month. Then I realized the potato seed has the same shape and size as an Easter egg. So we decided to switch out the egg, combine the events, and the Spud Hunt was born.” More than 20 people attended. “We hid 50 pounds of potatoes,” said Kurt Bench. “They were everywhere. But they were hard to see, since they blended in with the landscape.”

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Kids scattered around the property, looking for the camouflaged spud treasures, with a special eye peeled for two giant sweet potatoes worth a special $5 cash prize. “It was over in less than three minutes,” said Corinna. “I was surprised how fast it went. They are professionals!” The hunt was followed by an hour-long work party, where kids and adults alike helped plant the potato spuds they had just hunted moments before. Participants were grouped in teams of four. While one person threw the potato spud into the furrow, two kids followed with special “potato spacers” (wooden sticks measuring 10 inches) to place them exactly the right distance apart. Then the parents followed behind with a rake to pull the dirt back on top. Together, the group seeded four beds of potatoes – around 200 pounds. Shared Legacy Farms grows organic vegetables for members of their CSA. Members sign up in the spring to join the farm, and then receive a weekly box of produce during the summer for 19 weeks. Part of the membership includes opportunities like the Spud Hunt and Potato Planting event. “We like to talk about how every vegetable tells a story. Getting to come out to the farm like this is an important way you learn that story,” Corinna said. “We love to see people connect the dots between field and table. When those potatoes show up in their CSA boxes this July, they’re going to have extra value because they were part of the story.” Visit, call 419-862-3576 or find the farm on Twitter @SLFarms or Facebook.

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Oregon Community Theatre to present “On Golden Pond” 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: Terra Art Gallery, Terra State Community College, Building D, 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont. Featuring artwork from members of Firelands Area Art League. 419-559-2233. 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. Through June 15: “Titanic, the Artifact Exhibition,” Imagination Station Toledo, One Discovery Way, Toledo. See real artifacts recovered from the ocean floor along with room re-creations and personal stories. Engineering, physics and social studies are all addressed as you explore the science of Titanic. Through Dec. 31: “Ups and Downs” exhibit, Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St., Sandusky. 419-626-6111, April April 19: The Gallery Loop, St. Clair St., downtown Toledo, 3-8 p.m. A celebration featuring more than 30 local galleries, studios and local businesses showing and selling artwork by more than 100 local, regional, national and international artists. Free bus rides available. 419-254-ARTS, www. or RSVP on Facebook (The Gallery Loop on (419) Day). April 19: Hayes Easter Egg Roll, Hayes


When it opens April 29. Sauder Village, will unveil a new exhibit that will highlight the integral role of grain in Northwest Ohio. (Photo courtesy of Sauder Village) Presidential Center, Fremont, 2-3:30 p.m. Children ages 3-10 are invited to relive a White House tradition started in 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes. Boil and color your own eggs (three) as your entry fee. Prizes awarded in four age groups. 419332-2081, April 19: KeyBank Pops: Boyz II Men, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 8 p.m. 419-246-8000, www. April 19: Spring Wildlife Beach Cleanup, Magee Marsh Wildlife Beach, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 10 a.m. Help make the beach safe for visitors and wildlife. Friends of Magee Marsh will provide lunch. Free. Reservations required. 419-898-0960, April 22-25: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Indianapolis Indians, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington, Toledo, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday. 419-725HENS, April 22: Earth Day Clean-Up, Ringneck Ridge Wildlife Area, 1818 CR 74, Gibsonburg, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteers

are asked to bring their own gloves and help with the cleanup. Trash bags provided. Water and trail mix snacks available. Registration required. 419-334-4495, www. April 25: Christian Rock Singer Carmen L. Miller performs to benefit Hanna’s Socks, a charity that provides socks and undergarments to homeless people, April 25, 7 p.m., Forrester’s on the River, 26 Main St., Toledo. epk/?id=28296. April 25-27, May 2-3: “On Golden Pond,” presented by Oregon Community Theatre, Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. 419-691-1398, April 25: Toledo Opera, “Faust,” Valentine Theater, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. 419-242-2787, April 25: Aaron Tippin in concert, Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $26 per person. 877-626-1950,

April 26: Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Crafts, activities, recycling stations and more. 419-385-4040, April 26-29: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Gwinnett Braves, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS, April 26: Down Under Thunder, Strand Concert Theatre, 220 S. Front St., Fremont, 8 p.m. BYOB. Refreshments available. Opening act TBA. Tickets $10 in advance. 419-355-8548, April 27: Louie’s 11th Birthday, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo. Join Louie the elephant for his 11th birthday party. Free with zoo admission. 419-385-4040, April 27: 38th Glass City Marathon, University of Toledo Campus, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo. Start time 7 a.m. April 28: Jailhouse Rock Dinner Theater, Historic Sandusky Co. Jail, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Costumed staff will greet visitors at the door to get souvenir mug shots before they stand in the chow line for a delicious meal and real jailhouse entertainment. Following dinner, enjoy a tour of the Historic Jail, Dungeon and Gallows Exhibition Hall.. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the Sandusky Co. Visitors Bureau. April 29: Opening of new Grain Exhibit and Annual Quilt Show, Sauder Village, Archbold. Ohio’s largest living-history destination will open April 29 with the unveiling of a new Grain Exhibit, which will introduce guests to the importance of grain in Northwest Ohio with a focus on planting, harvesting and processing grains both historically and on today’s modern farms. May May 1-4: “West Side Story,” Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. May 3: National Train Day, Amtrak Station, 415 Emerald St./Dr. Martin Luther King Plaza, Toledo, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 419-2442730 or visit National Train Day Toledo on Facebook. For more events, be sure to visit www.,, or Submit event information to

“In Fine Feather” exhibit set to take flight at Toledo Museum Just as the sound of songbirds evokes springtime, the names John James Audubon, Alexander Wilson, John Gould and Roger Tory Peterson are synonymous with the finest representations of birds ever made. To welcome spring and the area’s annual Biggest Week in American Birding festival, the Toledo Museum of Art is presenting a special exhibition featuring 45 works by these and other artists known for their study and exquisite depictions of birds. “In Fine Feather: Birds, Art & Science” will be on view April 25–July 6 in Gallery 18. 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. Admission is free. It’s the second time in three years that the Museum has given a gallery over to birds—the first was 2012’s popular “For the Birds” exhibition. This new exhibition is completely different, with the sole exception of Audubon’s “The Passenger Pigeon.” “’In Fine Feather’ shows the importance of art to the field of ornithology. We can see an evolution over time in the way birds were studied and depicted,” said exhibition curator Paula Reich, the museum’s head of interpretative projects and managing editor. “What’s more, the images of these birds are really stunning as works of art.” Works on display include hand-col-

Family Briefs ored engravings, etchings, lithographs, watercolors and books. The oldest is a reproduction of a 13th-century manuscript on falconry that is often cited as the earliest illustrated book about birds. Five watercolors by Peterson recently acquired by the museum will be on view for the first time. Peterson, considered the father of the modern field guide, has had a major influence on the field of ornithology and ecology. Noted local bird authority Kenn Kaufman talks about Peterson’s impact on the study of birds and his influence on Kaufman’s own life in a videotaped interview that is part of the exhibition. In addition to works on paper from the museum’s collection, the exhibition includes art loaned by local collectors, libraries and organizations, including the Toledo Club, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Bowling Green State University and the Ohio Historical Society. Also featured are three watercolors by David Allen Sibley, loaned by the artist, whose update of the 2000 bestseller, “The Sibley Guide” to Birds, comes out this spring. Admission to the museum is free.

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Party for the Planet Celebrate Earth Day and help make the Earth a little bit “greener” at the Toledo Zoo’s Party for the Planet Saturday, April 26. Drop off your recyclable goods – including hard-to-recycle items like computers – between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the zoo’s Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot. Admission andparking charges do not apply to this special recycling project, which is made possible through partnerships with Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful, Lucas County Solid Waste Management District, Goodwill, Eco-Erek, TerraCycle and Recycle It USA. Visit planet for a full list of recyclables that will be accepted. Zoo visitors will also be able to get tips on how to be more eco-friendly as they talk with people from local “green” organizations, enjoy the special activities in Nature’s Neighborhood, or watch animal feeding demonstrations. For more information, visit Earth Day and Party for the Planet come only once a year, check out the Zoo’s everyday sustainability practices at sustainability. The Toledo Zoo is rated second among the nation’s zoos, and eighth among overall family attractions, by FamilyFun Magazine.

“Oliver!” Students at Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School and St. Kateri Catholic Academy will present “Oliver!” April 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. and April 27 at 2 p.m. in the Cardinal Stritch gym. The musical features students from all grade levels. In all, 40 students from CSCHS and SKCA will be taking part in Oliver. Sophomore Sam Hancock will play the role of Oliver. “This is always a lot of fun for the students, staff and anyone else who is involved with the production,” said Tyler Lentz, band and choir director. “There has been a lot of hard work put in for the musical this year, and everything is beginning to come together. The weekend of the performances is sure to be a fun one.” Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students.

Pachyderm party The Toledo Zoo invites the community to come celebrate Louie the African elephant’s 11th birthday Sunday, April 27, at the zoo’s Tembo Trail. This pachyderm party will be loaded with surprises. At 11 a.m., Louie will get fun enrichment gifts that staff and volunteers have spent weeks creating. At 1:30 p.m., he’ll get a super-sized cake weighing in at 40 pounds or more, which the zoo’s Catering Department prepared for him. Learn more at


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Oregon Celebrates 20 Years as a Tree City Mayor Michael J. Seferian has proclaimed Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. as Oregon’s official annual Arbor Day Celebration. You are invited to attend the dedication of 50 new trees at the Oregon Recreation Center, Friday, April 25 at 10 a.m. The ceremony takes place at the bridge connecting the soccer and baseball fields. Use the soccer field parking lot off Starr Extension between Wynn and Stadium Rds.

Betty Carstensen named to Ohio Federation of Soil & Water Conservation Districts Hall of Fame in Columbus. Betty left us almost 5 years ago. Her legacy of conservation education, and creating awareness of our natural world in the Oregon, Lucas and surrounding counties continues to serve as a heart-warming beacon for all of us. We express appreciation to Colleen Barron with help from the Clay High Environmental and Agricultural Technology class, and the Lucas County Soil and Water Conservation Service for continuing Betty’s Oregon School first grade Tree Seedling Program.

2013 Oregon Tree Projects • Ornamental Cleveland Pear trees were planted along Starr Ave. fronting Fassett Jr. High School for the 2013 Arbor day. Additional trees were planted in the school’s front yard. • Oregon’s last major street Tree Ash Removal and Replacement Program was completed in late December within the Cardinal Bay Subdivision off Pickle Rd between Schmidlin and Lallendorf Roads. About 70 replacement trees were installed. • Numerous replacement street trees were planted along Glenross Street south of Woodville Road. • The Betty Carstensen Tree Seedling Program was continued for Oregon Schools first graders. • Tree pruning was significantly curtailed because of the winter weather.

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Good Tree Care Practices • Don’t leave limb stubs when removing branches. Trim stubs back close to the trunk to prevent bark peeling. This allows the wound to heal and avoid major decay spreading in to the trunk. Check out: “Tree Pruning Limb Cuts” • Don’t remove branches from oak trees until late fall or winter. Reason? Spores of a fatal fungal disease known as “Oak Wilt” are transmitted by a small beetle attracted by scent to fresh oak tree wounds. So far, Oregon has been spared, but serious outbreaks of Oak Wilt have occured in some areas of Western Lucas County. See: “Wikipedia Oak Wilt.” Call the Ohio State Extension Service at Toledo Botanical Gardens.

Informational Items for Residents The Oregon Tree Commission meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 7 pm in the Community Room at the Oregon Municipal Complex. The public is invited to participate. Street Trees located between sidewalks and curbs or located in city right-of-ways are the city’s responsibility for planting, pruning and removal. Maintaining the central leader or main trunk intact is critical for proper growth and long term success of trees. Please keep in mind the removal or “topping” of street trees without specific advance permission is prohibited by city ordinance. Those having dead or dying ash trees on private property are reminded of the major safety hazard of possible falling limbs. Dead ash tree limbs become especially brittle, and fall with little or no warning. Contact the Oregon Dept. Of Streets at 419-698-7016, or through the city website at for tree questions and concerns about possible unsafe or hazardous trees.

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~2013 Ornamental Cleveland Pear Trees planted at Fassett Jr. High School. ~2012 Planting of 25 Stadium Ditch Relocation Project trees. ~2011 35 Trees for new Soccer Field parking lot Islands, and along entrance boulevard from Starr Ave. ~2010 Honoring Betty Carstensen by Mayoral Proclamation naming this year’s program as the “Betty Carstensen 2010 Oregon Arbor Day.” The program included the dedication of her new Tree Garden and Circle at Coy School. ~2009 Planting of 10 Lincoln Bicentennial Birth Date White Oaks throughout the city. ~2008 Continuation of 2007 project with 50 additional trees off Starr Extension. ~2007 Planting of 50 trees on Soccer Field Hill I at the Oregon Recreation Center as part of Oregon’s 50th Anniversary as a city. ~2015 (tentative) Planting of trees on new Soccer Hill III off Starr Extension

Attention Oregon Residents: • The City of Oregon and our trees “Thank” and “Appreciate” any help from residents and businesses for watering new and young “Street Trees.” A weekly slow watering is recommended. • Use care with “weed whackers.” They can easily do great damage to the base of small and even large trees. • Mulching: Mulch should not be in contact with tree trunks. Use a “CRATER” rather than a “VOLCANO” approach around the trunk.

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Volunteer-run coffee shop offers a place to meet, eat and relax By Jeffrey D. Norwalk Press Contributing Writer Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty good bet that a person couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come up with a better name for the Higher Ground Coffee Shop and Meeting Place in downtown Pemberville even if he or she really tried. Nestled cozily between Pemberville mainstays Beekerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Store and Forkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant at 222 E Front St., on the banks of the meandering Portage River, Higher Ground offers much more than just a good cup of coffee (which they do well). The shop serves Fair Trade coffee â&#x20AC;&#x201C; produced by farmers and workers in developing countries who are justly compensated, which helps them build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities. Then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the food â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an assortment of locally-famous Panini sandwiches, and a creation called the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Doug Dog,â&#x20AC;? along with tempting parade of pies, pastries and other sweets that beckon from a glistening glass case â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all of which are perfect for a late lunch or a mid-afternoonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s indulgence. Languid strains of acoustic guitar waft through the air, and the roller-coaster chorus of light cheers, laughs and high-fives emanate from the intimate back room where the movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Radioâ&#x20AC;? plays on a giantscreen TV. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a place to get turned on to fresh, new music; to connect with friends and to enjoy fresh food prepared with care. And whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more, it was created with the image of God in mind. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Higher Ground Coffee Shop and Meeting Place opened its doors approximately two years ago, and is the concept of the SonFire Church, which meets downstairs in this same building,â&#x20AC;? shares Higher Ground manager Todd Sheets. Sheets, a lifelong resident of Pemberville and a 1986 graduate of Eastwood High School, is also the owner of Beekerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Store and a driving force behind Downtown Deco, a floral design and wedding and event-planning business. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of the folks who work here are strictly volunteers,â&#x20AC;? Sheets said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a chef, a prep assistant and a manager (me), and a family of wonderful volunteers who come from all across the board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not only church people who volunteer here, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to preach to you when you walk through our front doors. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not our mission,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As our brochure says, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Higher Groundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is an outreach of SonFire Ministries which seeks to extend a welcome to everyone, just as God welcomes us.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The coffee shop is a gathering place for the people of Pemberville, and the

Dr. Dawn Graham, Megan Wormz Bihn and Adam Graham of Wormz and the Decomposers perform at Higher Ground. folks passing through Pemberville, and our neighbors visiting Pemberville to do business, dine, and shop,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely a community endeavor. The volunteers have done all the labor; they did all the decorating â&#x20AC;&#x201C; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve even helped purchase the equipment. And I think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done a great job.â&#x20AC;? After parking on the street, or in the back of the Pemberville business district in the villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ample parking lot next to the river and wandering into the shop, patrons will be greeted with a pleasant medley of sights, sounds, and tempting smells. A circle of plush leather couches and chairs offers an invitation to sit and stay awhile. A brilliant sun mural featuring the Higher Ground logo painted by Eastwood art teacher Lauren Consolo Smith radiates off rust-colored walls. A clique of regular and high-top tables seems to laze in the embrace of the coffee shopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expansive front windows. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great place to lose oneself in a book or a newspaper, to sit and shoot off a text or two or to simply â&#x20AC;&#x153;people watchâ&#x20AC;? folks strolling down Front Street â&#x20AC;&#x201C; after ordering, of course. The splashy chalk menu board boasts a host of local favorites, like the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Front Streetâ&#x20AC;? (turkey, smothered in gooey provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, and sweet

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Deiter already getting a taste of Wisconsin football By Yaneek Smith Press Contributing Writer At this point in his life, you would guess Michael Deiter is enjoying the spring semester of his high school senior year and thinking about summer before heading off to college. However, Deiter, who is done with classes at Genoa High School, is already in college. And, he’s not your average college student. He’s a student-athlete who is already practicing with the University of Wisconsin football team. Deiter got to this point by graduating early from Genoa High School over the winter, something that is becoming more common with college athletes. He committed to Wisconsin last summer and is currently making strides in Madison, taking reps with the first team as a center. Deiter says he’s gotten to this point by working hard, staying focused, and because of injuries to several teammates. Recruited as a guard, the 6-foot-5, 300 pound Deiter saw plenty of action in the spring game last week. “It went pretty well,” Deiter said. “I played mostly center. I played a little guard, too. When spring comes around, I’ll probably play guard.” “He’s taking reps next to (the starters),” Wisconsin offensive line coach T.J. Woods said. “Not too many freshmen — early enrollees — are doing that. It’s not four or five reps. Its 40 or 50 reps (in a practice). Those will pay huge dividends for him down the road.” Deiter attributes part of his success with having the extra time to practice with the team. “(Graduating early) helped a lot, actually,” Deiter said. “I’ve had more time to learn the offense and I actually get to put the pads on and play. In the summer, you just condition and don’t put on the pads until fall camp.” Deiter says it’s a dream for an offensive lineman to play football at Wisconsin. Since current athletic director Barry Alvarez arrived in Madison in 1990 to coach the Badgers, the program has been known for its big, powerful offensive lines that are relied on to create holes for a

University of Wisconsin football player Mike Deiter (Genoa). (Photo by Rick Rowland) potent rushing attack. Alvarez is no longer head coach, but the tradition continues. Wisconsin has had six offensive linemen drafted in the first round of the National Football League draft over the last 15 years, including three since 2011. Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas was drafted with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2007 draft. In fact, ranks the Badgers as the top college pro-

gram for producing offensive linemen ready for the NFL. “Nowadays, its tradition,” Deiter said. “It’s expected. “We have a really good O-line coach He came in with Coach Andersen. He understands the tradition and he’s going to keep it going.” Deiter earned nearly every accolade for an offensive lineman while at Genoa. He was an All-Ohioan as a senior and was

named the Associated Press’ District IV Lineman of the Year and the Great Lakes Region Lineman of the Year. Deiter was also a first team All-Northern Buckeye Conference selection as a junior and senior on both the offensive and defensive lines. A three-year letter winner, Deiter helped the Comets win two Northern Buckeye Conference titles and advance to the playoffs three times. One of his former teammates, Logan Scott, who recently committed to play quarterback at NCAA Division III Defiance College, praises Deiter for protecting his blind side when he was in the pocket. “I know that every time I line up, I don’t have to worry about my backside,” Scott said. “I know that on third-and-2, fourth-and-2, I say, ‘We are coming your way.’ He just nods and I know he’s going to get the block. He’s a great football player and he’d do anything for the team. Michael’s been one of my best friends since seventh grade. I wouldn’t want anyone else there.” Scott also credits Deiter with doing a great job on the defensive line for the Comets. “He’s a big body, has great footwork on both sides of the ball and his leadership on the defensive line was important,” Scott said. “Everyone was behind him and they knew he was making the right read, they could follow. If you have one guy like him, you center your defense around him. The fact that he knew what the guy across the line was going to do was a huge advantage.” Deiter talked about what he does to gain a competitive edge on his opponents. “It basically comes down to film,” he said. “I watch as much film as I can. You pay attention to how the defense lines up – notice something out of the ordinary, you’ve got to look at stuff like that. It’s not just about the play you run.” He also credits former Genoa coaches Tim Spiess and Mike Vicars for instilling good football ideals. “They never let up on me,” Deiter said. “They were always hard on me, making me get better. Coach Spiess is really good at teaching me things – he taught me the smarts of the game, what to look for and stuff like that, and obviously, he and Coach Vicars created a good base for football.”

Columbus State reins in high-scoring Genoa senior By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer Ciara Albright woke up Thursday morning with a big day ahead of her. At 2 p.m., the Genoa senior was scheduled to sign a letter of intent to play basketball at Columbus State Community College beginning next fall. “It’s going to be a good experience,” said Albright, one of seven players in Genoa girls basketball history to score more than 1,000 career points. “I’m just happy that all my hard work since fifth grade has paid off. Basketball has always been my favorite sport. I always told myself I wanted to go to the next level. I’m thankful for getting a scholarship. I’m just trying to work hard these two years (at Columbus State) so I can

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Weather fantastic, but try weathering Buckeye football The weather in Columbus for Ohio State’s spring football game was gorgeous — sunny and 75 degrees. Too bad the experience didn’t match the weather. It started with the ticket prices, which were quadrupled this year to $20. I know the money goes to charity and admittedly that’s pretty cheap compared to regular season tickets, but I just don’t like the trend that is being set. Over the years in the annual spring ritual at Ohio Stadium, I have watched families bring their children or grandchildren for what could be one of the most exciting experiences in their young live. These toddlers, some barely able to walk, are wearing their dad’s favorite players’ souvenir jersey hanging down below their knees and were ready to see what this Ohio State football thing was all about. It’s a day they typically will probably remember for the rest of their lives. At $5 a seat, the whole family can attend and have money left over for concessions. You raise it to $20, and it is still not too bad, but what’s next, $30 next year and so on? Apparently, Ohio State organizers eventually came to their senses and the price was lowered back down to $5, however, it was done 24 hours before the game. This late change may have reduced the attendance, which was about 61,000. Maybe some stayed away as a protest? This was a pretty small crowd for this event on a beautiful day. After the game, however, some might even argue that $5 was too much for this glorified practice with 10-minute quarters and devoid of so many starters. Let’s hope that they don’t make the same mistake next year. Starting several years ago, in order to help promote their other sports, the spring game is preceded by a lacrosse game. The fans that arrived early Saturday had a treat this year as they were able to see the OSU lacrosse team move from a 6-6 halftime tie to beat Michigan, 17-6. The spring game format changed from last year’s “scrimmage” atmosphere to be more like a real game. That was the good part; unfortunately many of the starters did not play. Some were injured but many sat out because Coach Urban Meyer said he wanted to rest them. Really? The quality of

In My Opinion by Harold Hamilton play was not “Buckeye football,” according to Meyer. Anyone else who was watching would probably agree. At his press conference, when handed the game statistics, Meyer said, “I don’t know what to do with these…there were guys out there who will never play or aren’t ready to play now.” I guess that explains what we saw, but why? While quarterback Braxton Miller sat out because he is recovering from a shoulder injury, his backups were not impressive. Cardale Jones, at 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, is fast and reportedly has a cannon for an arm. He is clearly the heir apparent for Miller’s quarterback position but he didn’t show much Saturday, which was confirmed by Meyer after the game. Meyer said, “Cardale was disappointing. He had some misses today but I’m not going to let that ruin his spring. He had a good spring.” In the game, Cardale completed 14 passes (45 percent). J. T. Barrett, Cardale’s competitor, went 17 for 33 for about 51 percent. The running game wasn’t much better. The leading rusher with 64 yards was Warren Ball, a sophomore running back. Second was Bri’onte Dunn with 38 yards. Each had one touchdown. The leading receiver was Michael Thomas with six receptions for 64 yards and no TDs. The leading defensive player was Chris Worley a freshman linebacker with nine tackles. Meyer has high hopes for Cardale Jones, Bri’onte Dunn, Michael Thomas and Chris Worley. Also expected to have a bright future at Ohio State, perhaps as early as this fall, is Eli Apple, Ezekiel Elliott, Curtis Samuel and Warren Ball. Someone who we haven’t heard much about but looked pretty good Saturday was Jayme Thompson, a freshman safety from Toledo Central Catholic. He started

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Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer discusses the annual spring game at a press conference. (Press photo by Harold Hamilton/ and played much of the game, made three tackles and knocked down a few passes. Interestingly, Tuesday after the game, he announced that he is transferring from OSU. Where does it stack up? This was the first year that I have watched a Buckeye Spring game and not come away with high expectations for the fall. I know that much of the talent never saw the field, but, along with Meyer’s negative comments, the situation worries me. I know that, like any good coach, Meyer will never admit that the team is ready and it always needs more work, but I’m still nervous. While it is very hard to determine where the Buckeyes stack up, one thing that is clear is that they recognize that the

pass defense needs to be the No. 1 priority in changing their defensive strategy. Saturday, the corner backs were not playing back six or eight yards like they did nearly all of last year. Some would even say that this is what kept them from winning the Big Ten Championship and playing for a national championship last year. The problem was pretty evident early in the year and one wonders why it took the coaches, who are among the highest paid in college football, this long to recognize and try to correct the problem. The good news is that it is apparently being corrected and this fall there will be a different defense on the field. Ohio State always has great talent and good coaches, so I guess one should not worry too much about the slipshod appearance at the spring game. When the team goes to Annapolis, Maryland to play Navy August 30, you can bet they will be ready. Here are my thoughts on the spring football game: In my opinion, the purpose of the spring game should be to reward the players that have worked hard for a month. It’s not for the coaches “to get one last look” at the players they already had a month. Let the boys just have fun. Let them, especially the new recruits, see what it is like to be in “The Shoe” with tens of thousands of fans. Second, the spring game is for the fans, including students who may not get to attend many fall games or just can’t wait for football to start and need an injection of spirit midyear. They can get excited about seeing the recruits and promising players for the fall. Think of the little kids with eyes as big as quarters in awe at the magnificence of big time college sports. They are wearing their idol’s jersey, a cheerleader’s outfit or simply a string of buckeyes around their neck. Whatever your preference, I hope it doesn’t get ruined the way so many pro sports have. Keep the price down and keep it a family outing. Many schools, including some major programs, don’t even charge admission for the spring game. (Harold Hamilton is a freelance photographer from Northwood who contributes to The Press Newspapers and was at the OSU Spring Game on a media credential request from The Press. His website is


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Shawn Contos, Penn State enjoy another wrestling title By Yaneek Smith Press Contributing Writer

Six years ago, Shawn Contos was coaching wrestling at Eastwood High School. He is the grandson of the late Steve Contos, a Waite graduate and a member of that school’s athletic hall of fame for his football prowess. After a football career at the University of Michigan, Steve Contos once held NCAA Division I all-time receiving records. Steve went back to Waite to become principal. Shawn’s father, Mark Contos, is now the wrestling coach at Maumee High School, and Shawn is continuing the family tradition. Shawn is now part of the staff at Penn State University, where he serves as strength and conditioning coach. The Nittany Lions wrestling squad last month won its fourth consecutive NCAA D-I national title. Following the Nittany Lions’ narrow victory at the NCAA Championships, Penn State became just the third school in history to win four straight national championships, joining powerhouse programs Iowa and Oklahoma State. Contos, a 1993 St. John’s Jesuit graduate, joined head coach Cael Sanderson at Iowa State University during the 2008-09 season. Contos coached in Ames, Iowa for one year, leading the Cyclones to a third place finish at the NCAA Championships before Contos followed Sanderson to State College, Pennsylvania to start anew at Penn State. Contos credits PSU’s wrestlers for their ability to perform in the clutch. The Nittany Lions won the title by just 5½ points, edging Big Ten rival Minnesota, 109½-104 for the title. “(Wrestlers) Ed Ruth and David Taylor got some big wins for us at the end,” Contos said. “And there’s Jim English (who finished seventh at 149). He’s the feel good story of the tournament. I’m so happy for him and proud of him. He was granted a medical hardship by the NCAA and is in his sixth year. He wasn’t even our starter (early in the season). He was good, he faced injury, and he’s battled back through all of that.”

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that were more interested in wrestling. Going out to a bar will never be as memorable as raising a national championship trophy. You can go out and have fun for a night, or you can be a part of the team and do something like this for four years. Put off today’s pleasure for something that you really want (down the line).”

in life. Do your best today.” That philosophy has certainly worked at helping to strengthen the support of the team’s fans, as evidenced by the fact that the NCAA dual meet record for attendance was broken in the fall when Penn State hosted Pitt before 19,996 fans, just 41 more than the 19,955 people who attended a match between Iowa and Iowa State in 2008 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Oddly enough, Contos was coaching the Cyclones when that mark was set, too. Contos, who competed in the Olympic Trials two years ago, sees his own wrestling career in a bit of a holding pattern right now after having reconstructive surgery on his shoulder in November. At this point, things are up in the air regarding his future. Contos plans to come home this summer and help run a camp with his brother, Kevin, and his father, Mark, who are running the wrestling program at Maumee. “Kevin is doing big things at Maumee with my Dad. “Ed Ruth and I are going to Maumee to do a summer camp there. We’re going to try and help him get that rolling. I’ll be bringing big-name college stars to Maumee. Kevin’s at the high school level, that’s how I got started. People need to know that he’s got access to some great college wrestlers. He’s got great knowledge, and he can always call me and I can talk to the people I know.” At this point, Contos, who was also the strength and conditioning coach for the men’s and women’s fencing teams at Penn State, which, oddly enough, also won the national championship, is ready to move on if the opportunity avails itself. He is interested in becoming a full-time wrestling coach and believes that he can bring the philosophy he’s currently following to a new group of wrestlers. “Nothing great ever happens in your comfort zone,” Contos said. “If I can take Cael’s message to other people — a wider variety of people — that will be great. It has meaning to people.” Contos, 38, recently welcomed his fourth child, a daughter, Violet Rose, on April 3. Married to his wife, Jolynn, a Waite graduate, Contos is the father of four girls, ages 9, 7, and 4 years and the fourth is 14 days old as of last Thursday.






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The East Toledo Club thanks these businesses and organizations for their support in 2014. They are among the 57 businesses, organizations and individuals who are working for the common good of East Toledo.

In 2006, the club donated $1,500 to Safe Kids Greater Toledo to provide safety kits which included smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to underprivileged families;

The club’s civic projects include: collecting for The Salvation Army, the Old Newsboys, and the Waite Christmas baskets program. The club also provides scholarships to Waite students and raises funds for special projects. Here are a few:

In 2009, the club donated $1,000 for the Àag pole at the newly renovated Jack Mollenkopf Stadium at Waite High School;

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The club currently is conducting a fund drive entitled Pennies for Paving to help pay for a paved driveway at Waite’s football stadium; Since 1934, the club has sponsored a Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony and breakfast to honor our military veterans. To get involved, call Jodi Gross at 419-691-1429 ext. 213


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Howard selected fifth overall The Press Box Former Florida State womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball player Natasha Howard (Waite) made school history on Monday night, being selected fifth by the Indiana Fever in the first round of the WNBA Draft. Howardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pro selection makes her the highest WNBA Draft pick in FSU Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball history, surpassing former player Jacinta Monroeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sixth overall selection by the Washington Mystics in the first round of the 2010 WNBA Draft. Howard, a Toledo native, is the ninth Seminole to earn a selection in the WNBA Draft. Howard is the first FSU player to be selected by the Indiana Fever. She is projected to be a multi-dimensional force who can continue to expand her game. As a Seminole, Howard has shown her ability to have good range from the floor, knocking down 25 3-pointers before she suited her game in the low post in her junior and senior years. She has earned praise for her overall versatility, finishing smoothly around the rim and having a consistent touch from mid-range. The aspiring WNBA product became the first Seminole to post five 30-point games in one season, with those big-time scoring efforts coming against Syracuse (40), Maryland (35), Georgia Tech (34), Virginia (33) and Miami (30). She also featured four games in which she made 14 field goals, with her most recent coming in a 29-point effort against undefeated Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament. Playing for the Indiana Fever, which won the 2012 WNBA title, Howard will be merely 3½ hours from her hometown of Toledo. Coming off an outstanding senior season that was one of the best in FSU history, Howard became just the second Seminole to earn multiple All-America honors. She was named a WBCA Honorable Mention All-American, an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American and a Senior CLASS Second Team All-American. She wrapped up her career with 41 doubledoubles, a school record. Overall, the ACC produced seven of the 12 WNBA First Round Draft selections. Kayla McBride (Notre Dame) was chosen third by the San Antonio Stars, Alyssa Thomas (Maryland) went fourth to the New

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Dominique commits Clay sophomore Haley Dominique has verbally committed to play softball at Ball State University. She is an outfielder for the Eagles as well as the Beverly Bandits out of Chicago. Dominique was recruited by Louisville, Central Florida, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Toledo, as well as Ball State. Dominique decided that the best fit for her was Ball State playing for Coach Tyra Perry. She joins Clay seniors Honnah Susor (Wright State University) and Brooke Gallaher (Lourdes Univesity), giving Clay three college commits among the nine starters this year.

Sports announcements Registrations have begun for East Toledo Family Center summer t-ball, coach pitch, U12, and U14 boys and girls baseball/softball. Visit the Family Center on 1020 Varland Street from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Call Roger Dodsworth at 419-691-1429. ******** The East Toledo Family Center is seeking a summer recreation coordinator. Send resume to the East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave., Toledo, OH 43605 or call 419-691-1429. to schedule a tour of our Center or for more information about our mission and services

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Since most people would rather talk about themselves, than listen to others, many conversations tend to be rather self-centered, with each party to the conversation trying to outdo the others in their attempt to convince everyone how grand they are. However, if we really want to be the "star" of the conversation, we should stop thinking about what we will say next and really listen to the people we are talking to. And, when there is a lull in the conversation, instead of jumping right in with our own story, we can talk about the other


eek: Take an Interest in Others person or ask them questions about what they may have just told us. This is more than just good advice about how to keep a conversation going; it is a good interpersonal skill, and one way in which we can display a genuine interest in others. We all know how flattering it can be when someone takes an interest in us, so we should return the favor and show an interest in others. So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets. R.S.V. Matthew 7:12


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Know, Live and Share the Wordâ&#x20AC;? Services: Traditional 8:30 A.M. Praise 10:45 A.M Sunday School and Adult Education 9:30 A.M. Pastor Beth Giller 419-691-3597

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Bay Area poses contest to benefit charities Bay Area Credit Union is posing a challenge to community members: save $280,000 dollars in loan interest and help local charities. From April 23 to Dec. 31, Bay Area Credit Union wants community members to save a combined total of $280,000 in loan interest. When the community has saved $280,000 in loan interest, the credit union will donate $8,000 to four local charities. Charities involved in the challenge include James “Wes” Hancock Oregon Senior Center, Vail Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center, Jerusalem Township Food Pantry and Toledo Animal Shelter. The public can vote online for the charity they want to receive the largest donation. Donations will be awarded in three increments: first place will receive $5,000, second place will receive $2,000 and third place will receive $1,000. “We are very excited to introduce our Community Challenge. This is a great opportunity to help individuals save money and reduce debt all while contributing to local charities at the same time,” Valerie Strickland of Bay Area Credit Union, said. “Community members can bring an existing loan to Bay Area Credit Union and work with one of our Financial Service Representatives to refinance and save money.” The credit union will refinance mortgages, personal loans and auto loans. For more information, visit www.

New car sales dip Local new car sales for the first quarter were down 1.8 percent, according to figures released by Autoview Online, a data information company that compiles information from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The three-month sales totaled 905 units versus 922 for the same time last year. Top sellers were the Ford Escape, Dodge Ram 150 and Chevy Equinox. Top sellers last year at this time were the Ford Fusion and Ford F-150. While first quarter sales were down, which could be attributed to the long and brutal winter, they were still up 8.6 percent compared to the first quarter of 2012. Area dealers are: Dunn Chevy-Buick and Mathews Ford, Oregon; Baumann Ford and Baumann Chevrolet, Genoa; Keller Chevrolet, Gibsonburg; Rouen ChryslerJeep, Woodville and Tri County Motors, Oak Harbor. The Dodge Ram 1500 showed the biggest percentage increase. Rouen sold 67 in the first quarter compared to 23 last year.

Gold stars Gross Electric has been selected as a finalist for the fifth annual Showroom of the Year Awards. The awards, which honor the top lighting retailers in North America, are presented by Residential Lighting magazine and the Dallas Market Center, which hosts the Dallas International Lighting Market twice a year. During the summer edition of the show, which runs June 18-21, one Showroom of the Year will be named in each of three dollar-volume categories (annual revenue under $2 million, revenue under $5 million,


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and $5 million and over) from a field of 10 finalists in that category. For the second year in a row, 50 percent of the scoring for the Social Media Star Award will be determined by “likes” posted to finalist profiles within the Showroom of the Year Social Media Star Event on Residential Lighting magazine’s Facebook page through May 19. (www.Facebook. com/ResidentialLighting). Official judges’ scores complete the remaining 50 percent of scoring for that category.

At the clubs Three area Safety Councils – Ottawa County, Sandusky Area and Sandusky County, have teamed up with the Sandusky County Human Resources Management Association to hold a Safety Day at Terra Community College, May 2. The event will start with a breakfast at 7:45 a.m. and feature more than 30 vendors, 14 various safety seminars, and two special sessions, Train the Trainer and Active Shooter Training. In addition, Tom Dixon, attorney with Eastman & Smith, will discuss Workplace Violence & Bullying at the kick off breakfast. Representatives of area businesses are invited to attend, and lunch and breakfast is provided at no cost to registrants. For info, contact Jessica Kowalski at 419-8986242 or or go to the Ottawa County Safety Council website at *** The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the 4th annual community cleanup day May 3. Service clubs, youth groups, homeowner associations, community groups, businesses, families and individuals are invited to help clean up debris and trash from the downtown community. Community Markets will provide dumpsters. Volunteers will meet in the back of Community Markets parking lot at 9 a.m. and will clean until 11 a.m. Call the chamber office at 419-898-0479 to register.

In Memory

4-22-43 ~ 11-29-12

The deadline for our Transitions Page is Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

In Loving Memory of Patsy Marie Guerra 3-17-47 ~ 4-22-07

In loving, sweet memory of my wife, Shirley D. Clyde, of 25 years of love and devotion on her birthday. Though your smile is gone forever, and your hand I cannot touch, I still have many memories of the one I loved so much. Your memory is my keepsake, with which I’ll never part. God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart. Miss you, love you.... Your husband, Cody

50th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. & Mrs. Louie Takacs

It’s been seven long years since I’ve hugged you or kissed your face or heard your voice. I love and miss you still so very much, it’s almost unbearable. Love, your sister and family Polly

Patsy M. Guerra 3-17-47 ~ 4-22-07

*** Carol Contrada, Lucas County commissioner, and Megan Vahey Casiere, chief of planning and development for the county, will speak at the monthly meeting of the Oregon Economic Development Foundation Friday, April 25, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Mercy St. Charles Hospital. Info: Linda at 419-693-9999

Just the fax: Fax items before Wednesday, noon to The Workplace at 419-836-1319, email to or send to The Press, Box 169, Millbury, OH 43447.

Military Notes Air Force Airman Skylor M. Blay graduated from Basic Military training Dec. 27, 2013 at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex. Blay is the son of Laurie Blay, of Graytown, and

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Louie and Cheryl celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 11th with a cruise given by their children. Happy Anniversary! Jim, Mary, Jamie, Louie, Nancy, Ashlyn, Jerry, Katie, Jessica & Katelynn

I remember your face I remember your touch I miss your pancakes and I miss your hugs I think about you always in just about everything I do You are one of my heroes, my knight in shining armor too You were the best person I knew I base my whole life off of you You still are the world’s greatest Grandma I love you Angel Love and miss you so much, Al (your husband) Kids - Jr, Rob, Kathy and Cindy




APRIL 21, 2014

Real Estate

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Toledo Painting for Vets VFW Post 4906, 2161 Consaul St., April 21, 7-9 p.m. Cost is $35. Open to the community. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary. Proceeds will help veterans. Acrylic painting class. Includes all materials to make and take home a 16 x 20 piece of art. Cash bar. No painting experience needed. Snacks provided. Info: 419-460-1407. Teen Space April 25, 4 p.m., Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. Teens in grades 5-12 are invited to hang out at the library, play video games, sing karaoke, enjoy a snack, make crafts and more. Lou Diamond Detachment, Marine Corps League Annual Landing Party Fundraiser Breakfast April 27, 6:30-11:30 a.m., Sommerset Hall, 2458 Tremainsville Rd. Open to all veterans, as well as the public. Guest speakers, Marine Corps Color Guard, USMC vehicle display, door prizes and more. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door or in advance by calling Ron at 419666-3430. 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 at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave., May 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (50 percent off after 4 p.m.); May 3, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. ($1/ bag day). Proceeds benefit those in need in the old South End. Info: 419-243-8189. 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). 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: 419-691-7944 or Fran: 419-693-6060. Musicians are invited to Jam Sessions Wednesdays, 7 p.m., VFW 3338, South Avenue and Airport Highway. Open to the public.

Oregon PERI Chapter #93 Meeting April 24, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Hall #2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. Speaker, business meeting, fellowship and refreshments. Feed Your Neighbor Week. PERS retirees welcome. Oregon Fest 2014 Planning Meeting May 1, 6:30 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Open to all groups and individuals. Stop by the library, April 21-May 7 to vote for the best photo in â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Distinctly Oregon Photo Contest. Western Nite featuring Bob Wurst May 3, 6-11:30 p.m., Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd. $18 admission includes entertainment and dinner. Cash bar available. For reservations, call Nancy at 419-698-1445.

First St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church Annual Rummage Sale May 15, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and May 16 and 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday is half-price day. Baked goods and lunch available. Raffles all three days with drawings Saturday at noon. The church is located at 1121 Grasser St. Info: 419693-4578 or 419-693-7128. 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 April. Freewill offerings accepted but not expected. 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. Toastmasters Club meets the 1st & 3rd Tues. of each month, 6:30 p.m., Lake Michigan Room, ProMedica Bay Park Hospital. Visitors welcome. Info: Julie at 419-836-5051/Allen at 419-270-7683 or visit and click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great Eastern Club.â&#x20AC;?

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Millbury, 1425 Brim. 3-bedroom, 1bath, ž acres w/garage and shed. Totally new kitchen/bath. Much more new. $125,900. 419-344-3438 Northwood- 5300 Williston Road, 4-bedrooms, 2.5-bath, 2,000 Sq.ft. 1.3-acres, AC, $184,900. Move-inready, Must See! 419-691-3221 Oregon, all brick ranch, McCroskey built, 3-bedrooms, 2-bath, many updates, all appliances, 3 seasons porch, 4128 Lyn Drive across from Pearson Park entrance. $162,900. 419-698-4956

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Northwood Government Food Distribution for city residents April 30, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Josie Reinhart Community Center, located behind the Northwood Municipal Building (Parking Lot C), 6000 Wales Rd. Rummage & Bake Sale Northwood Church of God, Curtice and Coy, May 1-2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Light luncheon available. 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.

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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.

Elliston Spring Chicken BBQ April 27, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Trinity UCC, 17955 W. Third St. Featuring onehalf and one-quarter chicken dinners with baked potato, cole slaw, beverage and dessert. Dine in or carry out.

Elmore Harris Elmore Fire Dept. 1st Annual Reverse RafďŹ&#x201A;e April 25. $4,000 cash prize will be awarded. For info, call Chief Jim Wilburn at 419-466-4412. Christian Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Breakfast April 28, 9:15 a.m., St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s UCC, Elmore. Speakers Sister Noel and Micki King, of Fremont, will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cobbler Story.â&#x20AC;?

Millbury Lakewood Church of the Brethren Spring Giveaway, 27009 Lemoyne Rd. (a mile south of SR 795) featuring clothes and household items April 26, 9 a.m.-noon. American Czech and Slovak Dance Club Dance April 27, 2-6 p.m., Millbury Fire Hall. Music provided by Hank Haller. Admission $8.



*** PUBLISHER'S NOTICE *** 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 TTY 1-800-927-9275. *Equal Housing Opportunity* 3-bedroom, 1-bath home in Graytown. Central Air, wood burner, 2.5 car garage, $87,500. 419-707-3007

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Cindy Birtwhistle Great two story home sitting on a parklike setting 1 acre with a pond and has city water ya ! With 3 brs and 2 full baths basement and much more Lake School area. $142,900 Ranch Walbridge area 2 car garage, Large living room, Full basement, only $125,000. Two Story 2,442 sq ft, 2 1/2 acres, 3 brs 4 car & 2 car garages, finished basement. Short sale, Lake School area, asking $175,500. Oregon area, priced to sell fast at $99,999. 3 brs 2 bath, FR and garage, lots of new in the past 2 yrs 1 1/2 acre country lots for sale $28,000. Genoa area school district can be Woodmore or Genoa, build your dream home here. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thinking about BUYING or SELLING a house give me a call or email me 419 944-4332 Email: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to help.

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Waterville Historical duplex for rent or sale. Spacious 2-3 bedrooms, appliances, storage, separate yards, additional storage available in barn. 419-261-3949




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33 Acres Farm Ground FOR POSSIBLE RENT This year only, must plant corn, Paid up front, make offer, 419-345-3966.

24277 Walbridge East Rd. Millbury, Ohio 43447 2.5 baths 3-beds w/6 ½ acres & pole barn.

Quiet 5 acre country lot for sale in Clay Twp., Genoa Schools, 419-4828303.

126 N. Decant rd. Curtice, Oh. 43412 3 Acres w/pole barn

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



Greenwood Park Genoa Newer renovated mobile homes, 2 bed, 1 or 2 bath units, Beautiful homes, excellent values starting at $18,500. Shown by appointment 419-734-3816 Move in special! Rental deposit waived offer expires June 1st.

Lots & Land 457 Clubhouse Reno Beach 5-Lots $5,500. 2.88 acres 10050 Corduroy Curtice, Oh $32,000. 418 Beachview Reno Beach 10 - Lots $6,000.

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 1729 Greenwood, back unit, 1 bed, new paint/flooring, appliances included, tenant pays utilities, No Pets/Smoking, $360mo. + deposit. 419-345-3716

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

SR 579 East side of Railroad Williston, Ohio 43468 11.75 acres $59,000.

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*

520 Raymer, Clean As A Wink! Large 2-bedroom home, formal living & dining room, eat-in kitchen, stove, refrigerator, C/A, full basement, off street parking, $635 first, last security, includes water. 419-376-2722. Clay Center, Studio Apartment for rent. 419-308-4991

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East Toledo within 2 miles of 280, spacious 2-bedroom brick twinplex includes stove, fridge, with washer/dryer hookup. $415/month plus deposit plus utilities. 2638 Norwalk. (back apartment) 419-8367378. EAST TOLEDO- Large 2 bedroom, Lower, Fenced Yard, Own Utilities, $425/month +$425 deposit, 1 Small pet with $50 deposit, 419-277-2180 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 Free Cable, Cordoba Apts. 1 bedroom, close to Owens College and Crossroads Shopping center, 419-381-0600 or 419-873-1647

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Waterville Historical duplex for rent or sale. Spacious 2-3 bedrooms, appliances, storage, separate yards, additional storage available in barn. 419-261-3949 Woodville, Ohio, large 2-bedroom apartment, refrigerator, stove, W/D hookup, garage, $525/month + utilities/deposit. 419-862-2867


North Toledo, 2-bedroom house w/basement, garage, fenced yard, neat/clean, $500/month + deposit/credit check. Call Mark 419-360-4120.

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Real Estate Auction Thurs. April 24th @ 7:00 p.m. 128 Midvale Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 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.

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MINIMUM BID $20,000 AUCTION! 2380 Rocky-Ridge, Oak Harbor Wednesday, April 30 at 5:30 pm

Open House Sunday, April 27th 2-4pm 5487 Bayshore Rd. - $139,900 Lake Erie Condo including dock. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, fireplace, balcony, pool, garage. Open floor plan, appliances. Balcony offers breathtaking view of your own boat dock and Lake Erie. Near Eagles Landing golf course. One of a kind!

REAL ESTATE PUBLIC AUCTION Saturdayâ&#x20AC;ŚApril 26, 2014â&#x20AC;Ś10 a.m. Auction Site: 501 E. Yeasting Street, Gibsonburg, Ohio Two Story Home/setting on large corner lot 3-bedroom-1 bath - 2car detached garage Has great potential for first time home buyer or flip Terms on Real Estate: $1000 down, day of auction, non-refundable with balance due at closing. Taxes pro-rated at closing. On the agency participation shall be at the sole expense of the purchaser. A minimum bid of $15,000. This property will be subject to confirmation and sellers have the right to reject any and all bids. Owner: Jean Todd & Connie J. Hohlfelder -Trustee Phillip L. Ameling- Trust

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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 REALTY AND AUCTION

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REAL ESTATE AUCTION WHEN: May 3, 2014 11:00 AM Sale Location: 210 Jefferson Street Oak Harbor, OH 43449 For: Mary Schultz Property Location: From Oak Harbor take St. Rt. 163 East turn left onto N Toussaint South Rd, turn right onto Camp Perry Western. Watch for signs. Real Estate: 10 +/- acres. Parcel # 0081054322147000. Woods in the back of property. 6.5 +/- acres tillable. Carroll Township water available, $2000 to tap in plus contractor fees. Taxes $146.27 yearly.


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Real Estate Terms: $5000 down, non-refundable at time of auction, with balance due on delivery of deed with in 30 days. Taxes will be prorated. Statements made the day of sale supersede all printed matter. Property sold not contingent upon financing or inspections. Owner reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Property sold as is no warranties. NOTE: Chad W. Brough Auctioneer is licensed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and a licensed Broker for Batdorff Real Estate, Inc. Chad W. Brough and Batdorff Real Estate, Inc. are representing the sellers only. Properties are sold as is, where is, no guarantees. Buyers shall rely entirely on their own information and inspection of the property. Real Estate Auctioneer: Chad W. Brough - 419-262-7408 Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449

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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: 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: LOCAL Woodhaven Home Daily Openings! $1,500.00 Sign-On Bonus! New Equipment! No-Touch! CDL-A w/2yrs Experience, Passport or Enhanced license. Call Penske Today! 1-855-CDL-PENSKE Drivers: Need Home-time, Miles? Dedicated, Home daily run. Toledo to Columbus, IN. CDL-A, 6mos OTR. MTS: 800-305-7223 Experienced dump truck driver wanted, CDL required, full-time competitive pay. Applications accepted at 1141 N. Genoa Clay Center Road, Genoa or Fax applications to 419-855-6089. Call 419-855-6072 Full time Class A CDL Driver, to be trained to drive medium sized tow trucks and haul equipment. Must be 21 years or older, must live in Lake Twp, Millbury, Genoa or Stony Ridge area, one week of call per month. Starting at $31,000+ per year. 419-837-2554 HERITAGE HEALTH CARE is currently hiring HHA / CNA / STNA Benefits • Competitive Pay/Weekly Pay • Flexible Schedule • Paid Time Off • 401K Eligible After One Year 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


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Lawn and Landscape - Oregon 15 Immediate openings 1-Supervisor, Pay $10-$15/hr. Call 419-467-8264mc Lifeguard: The Village of Walbridge is currently accepting applications for seasonal Lifeguard. Applications should be submitted by May 25, 2014. Applications can be picked up at the Village Office or found on the Village Website. Send applications to: Kenneth Frost, Village Administrator, 111 N. Main St., Walbridge, Ohio 43465 Line cook wanted, breakfast and weekends a must, apply within at Rayz Cafe, 608 Main Street, Genoa. Looking for house keeper and general household help for single family one or two days per week, flexible schedule, pay $11 per hour call 419698-8370. LPN Position available for Licensed Practical Nurse to work on an as-needed basis. Successful Applicant will be responsible for nursing functions, assessing patients, assisting physician with patient care, patient education and any other duties as required. EOE. All references will be contacted and criminal background checks completed on all successful applicants. For additional information, visit our website at Send resume to Director of Human Resources 410 Birchard Avenue Fremont, Ohio 43420 or email to 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.


Medical Clerk Medical Clerk needed for full-time position in a busy physician's office. Data entry, computer skills, and general office experience required. Must have friendly personality, excellent customer service skills, and the ability to work in a professional environment. An associate's degree is preferred. EOE. All references will be contacted and criminal background checks completed on all successful applicants. For additional information, visit our website at Send resume to: Director of Human Resources 410 Birchard Avenue Fremont, Ohio 43420 or email to

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 Outside Salesman needed for small local company, Base salary and commission, Health Insurance reimbursement, Send resume to: P.O. Box 53, Elmore, OH. 43416. Drug-free workplace. PARK MAINTENANCE POSITION Metroparks of the Toledo Area has openings for Park Maintenance positions, full time. Position requires proficiency in various skilled trades including carpentry, plumbing, painting, masonry, and welding; ability to maintain and repair many types of equipment, operate trucks and heavy machinery and obtain Class A CDL. $16.27/hour. High school diploma/equivalent and driver's license needed. Go to to view the job requirements and descriptions. Apply online by 4/25/14. EOE


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. Seasonal Park Worker/Baseball Field Prep. The Village of Walbridge is currently accepting applications for Seasonal Park Worker/Ball Field Prep. Applications should be submitted by May 25, 2014. Applications can be picked up at the Village Office or found on the Village Website. Send Applications to: Kenneth Frost, Village Administrator, 111 N. Main St., Walbridge, Ohio 43465 Semi and Tank Truck Drivers needed, Must have clean driving record with experience. We offer excellent wages with benefits. Reply to P.O. Box 60238 Rossford, OH. 43460 Spanish Interpreter Interpreter needed for seasonal position in Medical office. Applicant must have friendly personality, excellent phone etiquette, and the ability to work in a professional environment. The ability to read and speak Spanish is required. Current driver's license required. EOE. All references will be contacted and criminal background checks completed on all successful applicants. For additional information, visit our website at Send resume to: Director of Human Resources 410 Birchard Avenue Fremont, Ohio 43420 or email to

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The Village of Bradner is currently excepting applications for a pool manager for the 2014 year. Applicants must have a life guard certification and be over the age 18. Applications are available at the Village Hall, 130 N. Main Street between the hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm M-F. or by calling 419-288-2890. All applications must be received by May 1, 2014.

WANTED FULL-TIME Experienced dump truck driver, minimum Class B CDL, clean driving record is a must. 419-836-6117 Leave Message.



Windsor Lane Healthcare is a 100 bed skilled nursing facility with challenging population. We are accepting applications for the following positions: LPN and STNA. inquire within 355 Windsor Lane, Gibsonburg Ohio, 419-637-2104 or fax resume to 419-637-2555.

Windsor Lane Healthcare is currently searching for a Cook and Dietary part-time. Please apply in person. Interviews are immediate. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 355 Windsor Lane, Gibsonburg, Ohio. 419-6372104


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Hauling If it’s heavy ... and you want it hauled in or out ...

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BOBCAT SERVICES Delivery Service Spring/Fall Cleanups, Senior/Military Disc. Landscaping - Mowing Service Referral Program - Free Estimates


Dietary Aide The Manor at Perrysburg is currently seeking part time Dietary Aides. You must be available to work day, evening, and week-end hours. We are looking for quality individuals to provide exceptional care to our residents. All applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. If you are interested in joining our team apply at: The Manor at Perrysburg (Located in the Three Meadows Subdivision)

250 Manor Dr., Perrysburg, OH, 43551 Tradition isn’t something we just talk about, it’s something we live and feel everyday!

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BOBCAT SERVICES We can work directly with your Insurance Company 21270 SR 579 Williston

•Interior •Exterior •Residential - Commercial

Terry 419-708-6027 Josh 419-704-7443





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

Lawn Care FREE LAWN SERVICE 419-693-3881

For Qualified Candidates From Professional Lawn Care By Shawn Hodge Commercial & Residential Full Lawn Service For ALL of Your needs Thanking Lucas, Wood, & Ottawa Counties For 10 years of service

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

419-836-1946 419-470-7699

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$50.00 Drain Cleaning Specials Drain Problems?? Call Nate 419-205-5469

Phone 419-260-1213


• Fully Licensed & Insured • Senior & Veteran Discounts • Free Estimates with no pressure

Gray Plumbing 25 Years Experience **** 24 HR. SERVICE **** D.O.T. Certified. Insured/Bonded All Major Credit Cards Accepted — Senior Discount — LICENSED MASTER PLUMBER

Jim Gray


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


COLLINS ROOFING •Repairs •Small Jobs •Big Jobs •Free Estimates



Home Improvement & Property Management “Inside & Out” *Roofing *All Roof Repairs *Hail and Wind Damage *Gutters *Gutter Covers *Gutter Cleaning *Leaf Cleanup Free Estimates - Senior Discounts, Licensed/Insured

JASON SHOPE 419-559-9698 Storage

MAUMEE BAY SELF STORAGE 7640 Jerusalem Road (Rt 2) Multi-sized Units - Outside storage Security fence - 7 day access “We make every effort to accommodate YOU.”

Ivan’s Tree Service

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OREGON PLUMBING No Jobs Too Small Insured - Bonded

419-693-8736 Licensed Master Plumber Roy Bomyea



Restoration & Remodeling, Inc

Commercial & Residential * Senior & Vet Discounts * Fully •Landscaping •Trimming Insured •Spring/Fall Cleanup •Affordable •17 yrs exp. Residential $25 & up •References available on request

Honest, Dependable, Experienced Caregiver, Giving TLC, Excellent References, Full/Part-time 419-836-9723 or 419-269-5402


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Lawn Mowing


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.

Tree Service

Electrical, Paneling, Concrete, Roofing, Drywall, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Floors, Decks, Tile, Porch, Additions, Dormers –– Free Estimates ––


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

Roofs/Gutters Siding/Windows

Home Improvement

Freddy’s Home Improvement





S andwisch Painting


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painting, plumbing, decks, drywall repair, electrical

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BELKOFER EXCAVATING • Septic Systems • Sewer Taps


If You’re an Expert and want to get involved... CALL 836-2221. Deadline: 11 a.m. Thursday

KELLER CONCRETE INC. B & G HAULING Tear Out & Replace Concrete, Driveways, Patios, Porches, Pads, Sidewalks & Stamped/Colored Concrete ** Quality & Affordable Work **

419-855-3478 419-855-7239

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BLUE LINE ROOFING Celebrating our 51st year in business • Licensed & Insured Since 1964 • Outstanding Reputation • Repairs: Big or Small • Complete Tearoffs • Re-roofing • Flat Roofs • Gutters • Siding • Special Offers & Discounts • Emergency Repairs • Insurance A+ Work Rated

directories, search engines and competing phone books there is less reason to go to a phone book with your ad in it. On the other hand, you have The Press in your hands just like your potential customers living or working in 33,892 homes and businesses in your market area. For less than $21 a week, you can reach them in The Press Expert Section. 2: You can frequently change the size and copy of your ad in The Press to advertise seasonal offers, special prices, new products & new services. 3: Each lively issue of The Press is full of news, information and features from 20 towns and their surrounding areas in Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood Counties. More than 475 businesses and individuals use The Press each week to sell goods and services.

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

Ed's Mowing, Complete Lawn Service and Bush Trimming, No contracts. 419-693-9614 or 419-3491266

Child Care provided in my Oregon home, caring safe environment, great rates and references available. 419-693-4143

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

Former nanny has openings (newborn-3 years) in my Oregon home. Offering fun, education, lots of love, first aid & CPR. 419-972-7109

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


ST. JUDE NOVENA May the sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day; by the 8th day, your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude. CAH

Spring Clean Up Lawn Mowing, Small Landscape *Honest *Reliable *Insured Cosgrove & Sons Lawn Service Call Jim 419-490-3401 419-726-1450

STEVEN'S LAWN SERVICE & LANDSCAPING Serving All Areas Residential/Commercial Spring â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fall Cleanup Brush Hog Services Mulch-Stone-Topsoil Delivery Snow Removal Military/Senior Discounts Insured, References Member of the BBB NW OH & SE MI 419-466-3547

BAY AREA CONCRETE 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"

Mike Halka 419-350-8662 Oregon, OH. "Serving all of N.W. Ohio"



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:


For Your Wedding Grosjean Photography Call Ken or LaRae at 419-836-9754


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


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

CONCRETE by Green Edge Decorative Stamped driveways * sidewalks porches & patios * brick & block Also provide full landscaping services Licensed & Insured Sr. & Veteran Discount Free Estimates * BBB Accredited 419-392-3669



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

HAY, STRAW, & FIREWOOD AUCTION Sat. April 26, 10 AM Gries Seed & Feed 2348 N. Fifth St. (Rt. 6) Fremont, OH 419-332-5571


Holding an auction on five units. Locks will be cut day of auction on units. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2pm E01 Cynthia Barnes D19 Patrick Henry C19 Jeff Phalen F17 John Robie B07 Jessica Teneyck All contents will be sold as a unit Units actually auctioned are based on accounts unpaid as of day of auction. If and when accounts are paid, units listed will be removed from list.

Lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Storage, LTD 30835 Drouillard Rd. Walbridge, Ohio 43465 Questions call 419-666-4322

GENOA 103 W. 6th Street April 24 & 25 9am to 5pm Kids Clothes, Toys, Books, Furniture, Fishing and Hunting Items, Holiday Decorations, Several Household Items, and Lots and Lots of Misc.

OREGON 23 GOODYEAR STREET APRIL 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 MAY 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Three Family Sale! A Little Bit of Everything!!!

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




75 Foot Round Swimming Pool w/steps and platform. Good Condition, w/lots of goodies. Negotiable, 419-214-2382.

MATHEWS HOUSEHOLD PUBLIC AUCTION Sat., April 26 2014, 10:27 am 8582 Twp. Rd. 105, Kansas, OH ANTIQUES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FURNITURE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRIMITIVES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; HOUSEHOLD COLLECTIBLES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; GUNS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LAWN & GARDEN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; JD 320 RIDING MOWER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ANTIQUESCAPE ITEMS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ITEMS FROM AROUND THE FARMSTEAD LOCATION: 8582 Twp. Rd 105, Kansas, OH. Just on the outskirts of

the village. Watch for Auction signs. AUCTION NOTE: Ruth has sold the farm & moving South. Selling from 2

auction rings. The Mower & Guns selling 1st then we will split into 2 auction crews. Ring #1 starting with Furniture & Household. Ring #2 going to the Barn with Wagon, Lawn & Garden, Antiquescape & Barn items. Plan to attend and tell or bring a friend.

Guns & Riding Mower will sell 1st before we split into 2 auction rings. WM BAKER & KEN BONNIGSON, CAI Asst. Auctioneers: Dean A. Smith, Todd Schling, Robert Carpenter, Fred Wolff, Andy Kluding


5 units cut lock auction

Lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Storage, LTD Walbridge, Ohio

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


For Your Wedding Grosjean Photography Call Ken or LaRae at 419-836-9754

AUTO AUCTION 5004 Lewis Avenue, Toledo Sunday, April 27th at 12:00 pm Over 15 cars, trucks, vans to be auctioned off along with some tires, 2 car lifts. Be the highest bidder and own your own vehicle. Visit for a complete list!

Greg Zielinski, Auctioneer 419-867-7653

Farm/Recreational Land Auction 40 Acres Wed. April 30, 2014,

6:07 pm

CR 143, Fremont, OH Sandusky County, Rice Twp PROPERTY LOCATION: Take OH RT 19 north of Fremont, OH north of US 20 By-Pass 5.3 miles to CR 143, then left (west) to property, or from Oak Harbor, OH take OH RT 19 south approx. 5 miles to CR 143, then right (west) to the property. Watch for signs!

AUCTION LOCATION: San Co Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave, Fremont, OH TRACT: 39.85 +/- acres of land with approx. 1300â&#x20AC;&#x2122;+/- frontage on Co. Rd. 143. Owner: Herbert Schlecht Estate, Traci Cogar, Admin. Go to Website or call the Office for complete terms & more info



WHEN: Saturday April 26, 2014 10:00 A.M. WHERE: 425 Church Street Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449 For: Fred & Elaine Conley Directions: From Oak Harbor, Ohio take SR 163 turn North onto Church Street. Watch for signs. Tools & Household: Window air conditioner, 2 B&D hedge trimmers, 2 jumper cables, cooler, 2 dog kennels, 32 ft. fiberglass extension ladder, HO train tracks & HO train, table tennis, Kenmore smaller chest freezer, router table top, Craftsman saw, Delta drill press, small folding plastic table, 3 metal chairs, 3 desk chairs, turkey fryer, small grill, 20 ft. aluminum extension ladder, pipe bender, sanders, Ryobi drill, Kenmore refrigerator, 2 skate boards, 2 work benches 6 & 8 ft., 10 inch Craftsman table saw, wooden chair, 2 wheel barrows, 3 children's sleds, Die Hard battery charger, gas cans, Sharp cash register, 2 step ladders (8 ft. & 5 ft.), metal cabinets, Frigidaire refrigerator, 2 folding wooden chairs, platform scales, towel drying rack, AB lounge 2 exercise machine, 2 Huffy 10 speeds, shopvac, wash tub, gentleman's small 6 drawer cabinet, 3 drawer cabinet, old cash register, wooden mover, 2 bar stools, 2 wheel trailer, cap gun, mop bucket, 2 drills, 2 sewing machines, glass collection, gas grill, 2 toilets. Many other misc. items Terms: Cash or check with proper ID. All items sold as is where is. Not responsible for accidents, or items after they are sold. Statements made the day of sale supersede all printed matter. Chad W. Brough Auctioneer is licensed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and a licensed Broker for Batdorff Real Estate, Inc. and bonded in favor of the State of Ohio.

Chad W. Brough, Licensed Auctioneer 419-262-7408 Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449

Real Estate & Contents Auction April 26, 2014 (10:00 AM) House @ Noon 315 S Stange Road, Elmore, Ohio 43416 3-bedroom, 864 sq. ft. home TERMS: $2,000.00 down day of sale (non-refundable). Property sold as is where is. Purchasers shall rely on their own inspections of property and records. Sale is not contingent on financing or inspections. Any other terms & conditions will be announced day of sale. Cars: â&#x20AC;&#x153;1998â&#x20AC;? Olds Intrigue, V-6, 126,670 miles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;1987â&#x20AC;? Cadillac Brougham 5.0 liter eng. Loaded, Mileage ? Boats: 16â&#x20AC;? Fiberglass boat w/40 h.p. Johnson & trailer. 18' alum. boat w/115 h.p. Evinrude and trailer. 16' Chris Craft w/289 inboard outboard and trailer. (All 3 boats are in rough shape). Johnson 30 H.P. outboard motor, Gamefisher 9.9 H.P. twin cylinder outboard, outboard gas tank, anchor, oars & paddles. Lawnmowers: Craftsman YT 3000 21h.p., 46â&#x20AC;?cut, Case 444 Hydraulic drive, w/cab, deck, front mount snowblower & rear mount roto tiller. Turf Pad rear tine tiller. Household: Table & 6 chairs, Buffet, Fireplace w/bar & radio, T.V., VCR, love seat, sofa, wing chair, misc. furniture, gun cabinet, pots, pans and glasses. Collectibles: Galv. tubs, jugs, milk can, oil can, Darth Vader action figure box, child's refrigerator & stove, electric blasting cap box. Misc.: Concrete pig & geese, small table & 4 chairs (Mexico), waterfall picture, Thermos cooler, Ed Lund scales, Garage & Tools: Craftsman Top & bottom toolbox, yard trailer, BBQ Pro gas grill, Oregon chain saw, Craftsman 30-200 arc welder, welding cables & rods, Craftsman 6 h.p. 30 gal. air compressor, 12 v. air compressor, Craftsman Âź hp bench grinder, 5â&#x20AC;? bench vise, 40 pc. socket set, 14 pc. wrench set, sockets reg., metric & deepwell, vise grips, open & box end wrenches, impact wrenches, Mit Jump Start, Air 3/8 Ratchet, air hoses, grease guns, Wilmar 2 Âź ton jack, bottle jacks, circular saws, drills, Skilsaw drill bits, lawn tools, seeder & more. Owner: Margaret Rodriguez Executrix Go to # 4464 or for complete list & pictures. TERMS: cash/check ID for bid number. Items sold as is where is. No warranty!







Ohio Real Estate Auctions Auctioneer: Ken Belkofer 419-836-9612 Apprentice: Shawn Hodge Not responsible for accidents or theft.

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Reader Advisory: The National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the above classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it is illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. Toll free numbers may or may not reach Canada.


 Charter Bus Tours

New fliers ready! Lots of Day and Multi-Day tours

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


Washer & Gas Dryer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; washer like new $200.00 Electric Stove - $60.00 419-836-1938


Older Piano, $200.00 OBO. 419-265-5022

Light Green Couch & Chair, Colonial Bedroom Suite. Double Bed $200.00 OBO. 419-836-1938

Misc. Furniture. Two Retro Lamps from early 1960's, $20 each, Call 419-836-9754.


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


Amana Gas Stove, White, 30â&#x20AC;?, Self Cleaning, Good Condition, Needs Thermostat, $100 OBO, 419-6917941 Gas Stove, Whirlpool Accubake, 30 Inches Wide, White, Good Shape, $150.00, 419-214-2382

Mag, 17â&#x20AC;? Flat Square Tube Monitor (15.9â&#x20AC;?VS) Still in Box, Never used. $30.00. 419-836-9754

2 French Provincial End Tables. Leather styled inlay top. Early 1960's vintage. $60.00. 419-836-9754




LOST FROM BARN FIRE ON 3/1 Corduroy/Seaman Decant/Yondota Area


9 Assorted Grout Trowels & Plaster, Cement Stirrer. $50.00 Call 419260-8174 Cabbage Patch Dolls $5 each and other Collectibles. 419-855-7038. Nova DVR 3,000 Wood Lathe with accessories $1,200. Jet Mini Wood Lathe accessories & Stand $250. 419-836-9333 Reliance Propane Tank, Weight 18.5lbs. $15.00. Call 419-836-9754


Sharper Image Razor Xtreme push/kick scooter-$40. 419-8369754


2002 Chrysler 300, Loaded, Sun/Moon Roof, 43,000 actual miles. Nice. Asking $6,000. Woodville 419849-3921 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.

Found Cat, Route 579 and Bradner road area. 419-262-8869

(3)-32â&#x20AC;? Old Oak 8-panel Interior Doors, Each Includes Framework, Trim, Glass Door Knobs, Hardware. Great Shape, $90/OBO per set. 419260-0541

Set of 4 Radial Tubeless Tires. P225/45 R17, 90H, M+S, $40.00 (set), Approx. 5,000 miles left. 419855-4716

1996 Cadillac Sedan DeVille, 92,000mi., 1 owner, Leather, Northstar, Garaged, Good Condition, $1,500 OBO. 419-836-7862 or 419707-4319




Looking for a sweet senior, look no further than Care Bear! Miss Care Bear is all ready for spring and is looking for a family to love her. She has been patiently waiting at the shelter for several weeks to find a home. She came into the Lucas County Canine Care & Control as an owner surrender and she along with 40+ 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 Mon-Fri 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, and Share the love and adopt a shelter dog today!

Lainey: spayed female calico, 10 years old, a little chunky. WE HOPE SHE IS JUST SCARED AND HIDING SOMEWHERE. WE LOVE HER SO MUCH AND JUST WANT HER HOME!


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

1550 Woodville Rd. Millbury, OH. 43447 Call 419-836-2221 or 1-800-300-6158



The Village of Elmore will be accepting letters of interest to fill a vacant seat on village council. Interested parties must be a registered voter and be a resident of Elmore for at least one year. Letters will be accepted at the Village Town Hall, 344 Rice Street or by mail at Village of Elmore, P.O. Box 3, Elmore, OH. 43416-0003 until 12 noon on May 9, 2014. For more information you can call 419-862-3362

The Village of Elmore will be receiving bids for firewood. Bids should be placed in a sealed envelope and mailed or delivered to 340 Clinton Street P.O. Box 1, Elmore, OH 43416. Bids will be opened on April 29, 2014 at 12:45 p.m. Firewood will be cut in 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; to 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; lengths. Free delivery in a five mile radius of Elmore. A list of trees to be removed can be obtained at the above address. All trees to be removed are marked with a white â&#x20AC;&#x153;Xâ&#x20AC;?. For more information call Buck at 419-862-3454.

Up to 72 months w.a.c.

With purchase of any vehicle in this ad


    2002 Sportsmen 5th Wheel Trailer, 31 Feet Long, Sleeps 8, One SlideOut, $8,500 OBO, 419-214-2382

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


RV Sites Year Round Full Hook-ups w/City Water Solid Pads/Off Street Parking $300 p/mo. + Electric Deluxe Park/Walbridge 419-392-8968


2007 Silver Silverado Dually, 3500HD, Excellent Condition, 35,600 Miles, Fifth Wheel Hitch, New Set of Snow Tires, Price Negotiable, 419214-2382.


Burkin Self Storage â&#x20AC;˘ Camper Storage Inside & Outside

â&#x20AC;˘ Inside Auto Storage â&#x20AC;˘ Personal Storage

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

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.

with approved credit

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Hours: M-Th: 9-9, F: 9-6, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5 Service Hours: Closed Easter Sunday M-F: 9-6, Sat: 7-1

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