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Ammo prices rise as demand far exceeds supply The high cost and scarcity of ammunition has become a frequent topic of conversation among area dealers, members of sporting clubs and gun enthusiasts, with some saying the market is unlike anything they’ve seen in many years. Gene Weishuhn, business manager of the Sandusky County Sportsmen’s Club, said club members are seeing shortages and skyrocketing prices for several types of ammunition. “One of the most common and plentiful of the cartridges used to be the .22 long rifle which would sell for around $18 to $22 a brick (500 rounds). It now sells for $35 for the same quantity if you can find it,” he said. “And some members report prices in excess of $55 per brick. Any of the more popular calibers are simply not to be had. Almost all the handgun calibers - .357, 9 millimeter, .40 caliber, .45 automatic, .380 and .22 are hard to find. Rifle calibers such as the 7.62 by 39, the .556, .223, and .308 are scarce and expensive.” Reloading materials and equipment are also in short supply, Weishuhn said. Steve Poiry, an officer with the Lake Township Police Department who recently closed his business as a gun dealer, said a “perfect storm” of sorts hit the gun and ammunition sectors late last year. Stories of the federal government committing to major ammunition purchases circulated through a market that was already trending upward, he said. In addition, the bulk prices of the metals and powder used to manufacture ammunition had also been rising. “You had all three happening at the same time,” Poiry said, adding he expects it will take almost a year for the market to get back to normal. “I’ve never seen 100 percent empty shelves in the major retailers like you see now.” Less than two years ago, the police department could purchase 900 rounds of .223 ammunition for under than $300, including delivery. Today, the price is nearing $900. Richard Meek, owner of R&D Collectibles, Gun Sales, and Accessories, in Northwood, said the shortage is the worst he’s seen in his 18 years in the business. “Handgun ammo, 9 millimeter, .40s, .45s, are all pretty much gone, with 9s the biggest shortage,” he said. “There are no

.22s. Everybody is looking for .22 and 9 millimeter ammo and there is just none available. My suppliers tell me they get one case here and there.” Even large retailers are feeling the pinch. The Bass Pro Shops website includes the following disclaimer on its ammunition page: “Due to the significant increase in demand for ammunition, Bass Pro Shops has implemented a limit on certain types of ammunition and cartridge components to fairly serve the needs of our customers. Regrettably, this temporary limit will affect the quantities of some items and the ability to purchase from certain locations.”

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Sections of shelves at the Bass Pro store in Rossford were bare Wednesday morning. The department manager referred questions to the store’s general manager, who did not respond to email requests for comment. Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn said his department hasn’t experienced problems procuring ammunition. “My understanding is that the ammunition companies have significantly increased production and shortages should be ending soon,” he said. Northwood Police Chief Tom Cairl said his department several years ago began purchasing ammunition about a year in ad-

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Senior facility in Oregon Continued from front page and the average length of stay will be three years. The project’s representatives went before council’s committee of the whole on Monday seeking to have the costs financed from proceeds of up to $15 million in mortgage revenue bonds issued by the city. Council agreed to vote on the proposed ordinance at its meeting the following Monday. “The city has issued bonds of a similar nature for other health care and senior activities in the past,� said Administrator Mike Beazley. “I think the most recent one was for Luther Homes. It’s worth noting as we discuss the project that tonight is a very preliminary first step. The state and federal legislative authorities in their wisdom have made it possible for folks doing these sorts of developments to access a lower interest rate with the approval of their local municipal or county authority. In these cases, the city does not take on risk, but does play a role. At this step, it’s just simply a resolution of a statement of intent so the developer can understand the interest rate that’s available to them.� The developer, he added, will need a special use exemption or zoning change on the property if the project moves forward. “We feel it’s a good general land use of

Owens collection Owens Community College’s Environmental Club will sponsor an e-Waste Collection Drive Tuesday, April 23. Items being collected include computers, monitors, printers, keyboards and mice, scanners, projectors, document cameras, speakers, storage devices, stereo equipment, cameras and camcorders, networking hardware, cell phones, cables, video game consoles and flash drives, among other items. Televisions are not being accepted. Electronic devices may be dropped off between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. outside the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. For more information, call 1-800-GOOWENS, ext. 7583.

that area. It’s something that council will have an opportunity as part of the zoning process to weigh in on. We do feel, and it’s been raised by members of this body, that there’s a niche in senior housing that we need to fill,� said Beazley. Taxable and tax-exempt fixed rate bonds will be issued and secured by revenues of the project, a mortgage on the project and a debt service reserve fund. Proceeds from the tax-exempt bonds will be used primarily for project planning and construction expenses, capitalized interest during the construction period and working capital. Proceeds from the taxable bonds will be used primarily for project management expenses, working capital and costs of issuance related to the bonds. Diana Silveira, of the law firm of Peck, Shaffer & Williams, LLP, the developer’s bond counsel, said the city will be merely a conduit issuer that will loan the proceeds to the borrower, who will use it to construct and operate the project. “The bonds will be secured solely by the revenues from the project and they do not constitute debt or general obligation of the city,� she said. “Neither the taxing power of the city nor any tax payer dollars will be used or pledged to pay back the bonds. The borrower will be solely responsible for repayment of those bonds.� The project will employ about 30 fulltime staff with an annual payroll in the range of $750,000. AlcoreSenior, LLC was founded in 2011 by Benjamin J. Byers. There is a need to provide assisted living to seniors in the area, Byers told council. “They may not be able to stay at home any longer, but don’t need to be institutionalized in nursing homes. That’s the bridge we’re trying to gap,� said Byers. “When we look at the demographics of our community, we see a higher percentage of people filling that,� said Councilman James Seaman. “This seems to probably be the best use for this particular parcel that we might be able to experience,� said Mayor Mike Seferian. “I’m in favor of this,� said Councilman Mike Sheehy. “I think it’s something that’s needed. It’s a good fit for Oregon.�


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Genoa hopes to revive Rails-to-Trails Genoa village officials hope to re-energize support to make the village’s leg of the North Coast Inland Trail a reality. “The North Coast Inland Trail idea started in Genoa. It would be a kick in the pants if we can’t get our section of it done,” Village Administrator Kevin Gladden said. The North Coast Inland Trail aspires to connect Indiana to Pennsylvania, requiring a roughly 270-mile west to east ribbon of multi-use recreational trail through Ohio. Nearly two-thirds of that trail corridor is well-defined now. It extends from the Indiana border, just west of the north fork of the Wabash Cannonball Trail in Northwest Ohio, over to Lorain. Today, the unfinished section includes a path in Northwest Ohio that includes the Genoa area. Genoa officials, along with those in Elmore, where the bike pathway opened more than five years ago, have worked on developing a route plan for years. In the past year, several proposed routes haven’t caught support. One proposal included sending the bikeway down a section of Martin-Williston Road and State Route 51; or setting up along State Route 163, which included crossing a number of neighborhood properties. Two other possibilities crossed large of sections of farmland. Negotiations on both faltered, Gladden said. “If we can’t get the trail to come into a portion of Genoa, it kind of defeats the purpose,” Gladden said this past winter. Large spending cuts - both state and federal - in transportation bills had many planners fearing assistance for bike trails would suffer. Grants are usually available in funding splits of 70/30 percent and 60/40 percent. But in the end, federal monies were put aside for upcoming projects. Yet, the local Rails-to-Trails committee has not met in months. That changes in May, when committee members gather at 6 p.m. May 8 at the Genoa Town Hall. The reaction was spurred by a recent vote by Lake Township trustees, Gladden said. The township is working with the Village of Millbury, at the request of Mayor Michael Timmons, to jointly seek funding for a bike trail that would link parts of their jurisdictions. Their plan is to get a grant submission ready for April 2014. The proposed route would connect the village’s Passive Park to Veteran’s Memorial Park along Fostoria Road and continue to Fireside Park in the township on Ayers Road. From there, it would go to Friendship Park adjacent to the township administration building at the corner of Cummings Road and State Route 795. And if this new route comes to be, “We’d be the only section from Fort Wayne to Cleveland without the bike trail …,”

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Gladden said. “People have to face the reality that this whole thing is going to move along here. The state has made a commitment to make (the North Coast Inland Trail) a key transportation route.” As a result, the state has substantial financial stake in finishing the entire bikeway route across Ohio. “If we are the last man standing, it’s going to get done,” Gladden said. Planning for the trail has roots in Genoa dating back more than two decades ago when the late Tomme Bergman and Mark Mulligan, now the county prosecutor, joined forces to help create the Ottawa

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Ammo prices rise as demand far exceeds supply Continued from front page vance and hasn’t had supply problems. Fed purchases Responding to a request from Senator Tom Coburn (R- Oklahoma), the Department of Homeland Security in November provided information on the number of rounds it’s purchased the past three fiscal years and its planned purchases for the current fiscal year, which began Oct. 1. According to those figures, the department estimates it will purchase about $37.26 million worth of ammunition in fiscal 2013

for its member agencies, including Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Coast Guard, Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration, National Protection and Programs Directorate/Federal Protective Service and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. That’s more than last year but less than was spent in 2011 and 2010. In fiscal 2012, the DHS spent about $36.5 million to buy 103.2 million rounds. It purchased about 108.6 million rounds for $38.2 million in fiscal 2011 and in fiscal 2010 it spent just under $48 million to buy

148.3 million rounds. Customs and Border Protection accounted for the largest share in each of the years, averaging just under $14 million worth of ammunition. The DHS informed Sen. Coburn it had a total of about 263.7 million rounds in its agencies’ collective inventory as of Nov. 20 of last year. That included 94.4 million held by the CBP, 42.3 million by ICE, 70.2 million the Coast Guard, 29.9 million by TSA, 18.8 million by the training center, and 2.5 million by the NPPD/FPS. Many of the agencies use the majority of their designated ammunition for training

and certification purposes. A white paper issued by the DHS Office of Legislative Affairs last month, describes the contracts the department uses to purchase ammunition from suppliers as “indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity” with various caps of up to five years. “These contracts are not purchases, but rather lock in the price, specifications, delivery costs and other requirements for the period of performance,” the paper says. The largest of the contracts are for .40 caliber and .223 Remington, and have a duration of five years for 450 million and 164 million rounds respectively. “In 2008 and 2009, DHS completed and awarded three contracts for .40 caliber ammunition… with ceilings totaling 466 million rounds over five years,” the paper says, noting the DHS’ purchases of ammunition have remained relatively constant since 2006. Slightly more than a year ago, Alliant Techsystems, a major supplier of munitions to the federal government, announced it had been awarded a contract with the Department of Homeland Security for .40 caliber ammunition. The agreement has a base of 12 months and includes four option years and a maximum volume of 450 million rounds, according to the company. Deliveries were to start last June. And this past December, the company announced a contract with the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation for .40 caliber rounds. That contract, which is for duty and training ammunition, has a maximum value of $75 million and also a 12-month base and four option years.

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Northwood Heart Walk planned More than 4,000 Toledo area residents are expected to join the Heart Walk May 11 at Fifth Third Field. The event, which raises funds to fight heart disease and stroke, will begin with registration at 8 a.m. The non-competitive, three-mile walk will include teams of employees from local companies, along with friends and family members of all ages. “For every hour of brisk walking, life expectancy may increase for some adults by two hours,” said Christine Colvin, Heart Walk Director. “That’s a ‘healthy’ return on investment, and one that we hope will inspire participants to take up walking regularly using American Heart Association Walking Paths and Walking Clubs.” Heart Walk participants will experience three “communities” that feature relevant resources and activities, including “My Heart,” “My Life” and “My Community” areas. There will also be a kids’ zone that will highlight activities for young “heart walkers,” as well as a health expo for all attendees. For information on participating in the Heart Walk, call the American Heart Association at 419-740-6181 or visit

Maritime ed The Maritime Academy of Toledo will host the first-ever “K-12 Maritime Education Great Lakes and Inland Waterways Symposium” April 26 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Maritime Academy, 803 Water St., Toledo. Keynote speaker for the event will be Mark Barker, president, Interlake Steamship Company, who will address, “Why Maritime Education Matters to Our Community, Industry and Country.” Three panel discussions will focus on K-12 maritime education programs in practice, industry support for the programs, maritime training, research and post-graduate studies. The day will end with table talk discussions . The symposium is free and open to all educational professionals, as well as those in the maritime industry. For more information, visit www. Those wishing to attend may call Kathy Simpson at 419-244-9999.

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City seeks to improve Wales Road By Kelly J. Kaczala Press News Editor Northwood wants the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) to review future plans to improve the Wales Road/I-75 interchange. Administrator Bob Anderson said he foresees commercial expansion and increased traffic along the Wales Road corridor. “You got to get those improvements in the pipeline 10 to 15 years before construction, if it ever happens,” he said. “The western part of Northwood is where all our industrial and commercial is and will be. Wales Road and I-75 is our big interchange. We have commercial and industrial businesses on both sides.” The expansion of FedEx Freight on Arbor Drive, near Wales, is also expected to increase traffic he added. “There are projections that the road can handle the FedEx traffic. I have a hard time believing that we’re not going to have some traffic congestion up there,” said Anderson. The area is a prime location for increased commercial development, he added. “It’s close to Toledo, right off I-75. I’m hoping for future expansion in that area, and that means more traffic. Owens Community College is right down Oregon Road, even though it’s not in Northwood. It’s right off of that interchange, and there’s a lot of vehicular traffic there. I can see more commercial, like restaurants, going in down the road, because of Owens. But we need to start looking at that right now.”

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He is also interested in a possible realignment of Wales Road, where it heads east, past Tracy Road, and dips south before it connects to East Broadway. “I’d like to see if we can do anything to straighten that out, because if we do, it’s going to open up that whole midsection of the town,” said Anderson. Traffic is also expected to increase once the Wonder Hostess Bakery on Wales starts up again, he said. “We’re going to have more trucks going in and out of there. It seems to be able to handle the traffic right now. So I’m looking at the entire Wales Road corridor. Some day, there’s going to be way too much traffic back in there, and we’re going to have to do something about it. So we might as well start doing something about it right now,”

said Anderson. Councilman Dave Gallaher, chairman of the city’s economic development committee, agrees with Anderson’s projections. “I have to give credit to our administrator,” said Gallaher. “He’s doing exactly what an administrator should be doing, and that’s looking to the future. He came to the Economic Development Committee and shared his concerns. The casino in Toledo created some changes to the intersection – the entrances and exits to I-75. There is the concern that in the years coming, we may need to address our entrances and exits on Wales Road. There are also some signage issues, which are being mandated by the state. That is something we have to be prepared for. So there are a lot of things that have to be done.” Just getting plans before TMACOG’s transportation committee is enough for now. “That’s the group we want to sell our ideas to,” said Gallaher. “This is not on the radar anywhere. There’s nobody at TMACOG discussing this. TMACOG will become a partner if the project has merit. They will help us secure funds from the Ohio Department of Transportation or any other state and federal agency.” Seeking funds and planning for construction is “a very, very long process,” he added. “It’s nothing that can be done overnight. We have to get future needs on TMACOG’s agenda to get it reviewed. We can’t wait until 2025 to tell someone we need help. We need to get on the agenda now and potentially earmark some grant money or highway funds, whatever is available for that project,” said Gallaher.

Northwood to hone development tools By Kelly J. Kaczala Press News Editor Northwood officials are considering a proposal to expand Community Reinvestment Areas (CRAs) throughout most of the city as an economic development tool. “We’re going to explore some changes to our CRAs,” said Councilman Dave Gallaher at a council meeting on Thursday. “We have a CRA on the east and west sides of town that primarily encompasses the commercial districts. We’re going to look at possibly including some property in the center of town that would actually at some time in the future connect both of those CRAs.” Woodville Road in Northwood is designated as a CRA, as is an area around Wales, Oregon and Tracy roads, Gallaher, chairman of the economic development committee, said after the meeting. “We would like to include Wales Road between Drouillard to East Broadway as a CRA,” said Gallaher. “We’re only a mile wide, and seven miles long. So if you have Oregon, Wales, and Woodville roads designated as a CRA, there’s nothing left.” “It would pretty much encompass the entire town,” said Administrator Bob Anderson, “except for the extreme part of the

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city, near Ottawa County, which is mostly residential and farmland.” A CRA provides an incentive in the form of tax breaks for businesses to expand or renovate existing buildings, or for the construction of new buildings. “We’re just trying to create an atmosphere that has as much incentive as possible to attract new businesses,” said Gallaher. The school district is not impacted by CRAs, said Anderson, and continues to get its share of property taxes. “The city gives up the property taxes it would get on the improvements for up to 15 years. We benefit because we still get income taxes. So it’s good for the community. There are other incentives available through Wood County and the state. But the major tax incentive that the city can provide is through the Community Reinvestment Areas.” Website Also under review is a plan to update the city’s website to make it more user friendly to businesses. “It needs to provide more information to businesses looking in this area, and be easier to navigate,” said Gallaher. “There was a motion made at the committee level

to have the administrator move forward with that and look at some improvements we could make.” For instance, the website could provide a list of available properties and buildings, said Anderson. “We would have a short description of them for anyone who is interested, then provide a link to our realtor,” said Anderson. It would help the city if we could get business going.” He would like the website to be similar to that of Vandalia, Ohio at http://www. The Vandalia website breaks down listings on a city map showing available office/commercial, industrial, office/industrial/warehouse, and retail/commercial properties. By clicking on the link, users can find out the square footage of a building, office space, and many other details. “You can also get permits and other interactive things on that website,” he said. “I want information about our city, about our elected officials, people who work here, also on our website. When people visit it, I want them to think our website looks very professional.” He is currently seeking quotes from companies to update the website.

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“Walk-N-Roll” The Spina Bifida Association of Northwest Ohio (SBANWO) will hold a Walk-NRoll for Spina Bifida Sunday, May 5 at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo. The event is designed to celebrate the achievements of those living with spina bifida and to raise awareness and about the birth defect – a neural tube defect that happens in the first month of pregnancy when the spinal column doesn’t close completely. Spina bifida is the most common, permanently disabling birth defect in the U.S. More than 166,000 people live with spina bifida in the U.S. and 65 million women are at risk of having a baby born with spina bifida. In Northwest Ohio, an estimated four children per 10,000 are born with the birth defect. Since 1975, the Spina Bifida Association of Northwest Ohio’s mission has been to promote the prevention of spina bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected. The association is an affiliated chapter with the National Spina Bifida Association. Funds raised by the chapter are used for programs, such as: • Educational grants to families to attend the National Spina Bifida Conference; • Aid in purchasing medical equipment and supplies; • A Lending Closet of equipment and supplies; • Subscriptions to “Insights” magazine, a publication about research, therapies, treatments and living strategies for people with spina bifida. To sign up to walk or roll, to donate to a team, to purchase tickets for the 2 p.m. Mud Hens game vs. the Charlotte Knights, or to learn more about the Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida or the chapter’s work, contact Jennifer O’Brien at 419-794-0561 or or visit

Amendment endorsed The Lucas County Commissioners have become the first Board of County Commissioners in Ohio to endorse the Ohio Freedom to Marry and Religious Freedom Amendment. The constitutional amendment, should it pass, would create a provision in Ohio law allowing marriage equality for all

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Ohioans, regardless of sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, while respecting religious freedoms by allowing religious institutions of all types to determine whom to marry and which marriages to perform in their own congregations and buildings. In 2010, Lucas County extended healthcare eligibility to domestic partners of county employees, allowing any employee in a committed relationship to ensure that a partner would receive health coverage. “Equal protection under the law is a fundamental right of all citizens and we must stand against discrimination and do what is right,” Commissioner Carol Contrada said. “By supporting this amendment, I support the right of all families to be recognized and respected in Ohio.” “I have been an advocate for civil rights for 50 years and the fight for civil rights does not stop with gender, age, ability or race,” Commissioner Pete Gerken said. “Now we should extend those rights to marriage equality. What’s right is right is right.” “True acceptance of all citizens includes marriage equality,” Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak said, “Strong communities, like Lucas County, provide equal opportunity for all citizens regardless of sexual orientation.” The Ohio Freedom to Marry and Religious Freedom Amendment is a ballot initiative which seeks to overturn a 2004 Ohio Constitutional Amendment that banned any definition of marriage other than one between one man and one woman. This amendment may be on the Ohio ballot in 2013.

Clean Your Files Day The public is invited to de-clutter file cabinets and recycle ink and laser cartridges Monday, April 22 as part of Wood County’s 6th Annual Clean Your Files Day. The event, which will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., will include a confidential document shredding service to help reduce the potential for identity theft. The secure document destruction is free for the first 25 pounds delivered by an individual. A reduced recycling rate of 10 cents will be charged for every pound over the 25 pound limit. Laser Cartridge Express, a division of Wood Lane Industries, will also accept ink and laser cartridges for

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What you need to know about the bridge closing. Engineers from the Ohio Department of Transportation will speak to the public about the three-year rehabilitation project scheduled for the Anthony Wayne Bridge (High Level Bridge) The meeting is sponsored by The East Toledo Club. The public is invited.

Thursday, April 25, 12:30p.m. at the East Toledo Senior Center 1001 White St., East Toledo The bridge is expected to be closed for two construction seasons, beginning either this year or in 2014, according to an ODOT spokesperson. When it reopens, there will be lane restrictions for one season to allow for painting. A lunch will be served at Noon. Cost is $6 for East Toledo Club members and $8 non-members. RSVP to 419-691-2254.

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recycling at no charge. Documents and cartridges may be dropped off at the following locations: • Wood Lane Industries loading dock, 1921 Gypsy Lane Rd., Bowling Green; • First Federal Bank, 1226 West Wooster St., Bowling Green; • First Federal Bank, 1200 North Main St., Bowling Green. The first 50 participants at each location will receive a tree sapling to plant. Sponsors for the event include Wood Lane Industries, First Federal Bank, the Wood County Solid Waste District, North Branch Nursery and Laser Cartridge Express.

Those who have competed at the Ottawa County 4H Fair in Oak Harbor are familiar with the existing horse arena. With a heavy clay mixture, the flooring can have mixed results depending on the weather conditions. The fundraiser will include a country music concert by Kelsey K. and the Buffalo Ridge Band, a chili-cook off, Open Speed Exhibition, Saturday Contesting Competition and a Sunday Pleasure Show. For more information, visit, Twitter @ArenaFund or For more information about Kelsey K, visit

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Owens Community College’s Environmental Club is encouraging area residents to bring their used denim jeans, jackets and purses of any particular color to its fourth annual “Recycle Your Denim” Collection Drive, April 22-26. The denim collection drive initiative is part of a nationwide effort with the “®Cotton From Blue to Green” environmental program. Founded in 2006, the denim program gives “new life” to used items by converting them to UltraTouch National Cotton Fiber Insulation. The insulation is then provided to communities in need to assist with building efforts. UltraTouch is composed of 85 percent recycled cotton fibers and is an environmentally safe, non-itch insulation without carcinogenic warnings, formaldehyde or chemical irritants. Owens has set up a variety of collection points around at the Student Health and Activities Center Room 165 and the College Hall Bookstore. For more information about the denim collection drive or to donate, call 1-800GO-OWENS, ext. 7583.

Owens Community College Culinary Arts students will present a Grazing Station Buffet April 24 from 11 a.m.-noon in the College’s Terrace View Café, located in College Hall Room 148. The buffet will feature an array of garnishes, hors d’oeuvres and appetizers presented by the culinary arts program’s Garde Manger classes. Among the offerings will be sausages, smoked foods, cheeses, pâtés, vegetable and fruit carvings, chutneys, crackers and canapés in themes such as “A Little Slice of Italy,” “An Island Getaway” and “Caribbean Cuisine.” The cost per lunch, which includes unlimited trips to the grazing stations, is $9. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7359 or online at

Fundraiser set A three-day Arena Fundraiser will be held May 3-5 at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 SR 163, Oak Harbor. Funds raised by the event, which is being organized by volunteers, will be used to construct a new horse arena with proper irrigation to ensure sure footing during the Ottawa County 4H Fair and other activities.

Community Cleanup The 3rd Annual Oak Harbor Community Cleanup Day will be held April 27. Service clubs, youth groups, homeowner associations, community groups, businesses, families and individuals are encouraged to participate part in the annual event, which is being coordinated by the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Participants should meet in the back of Community Markets parking lot at 9 a.m. The cleanup of the downtown area will continue through about 11 a.m. To sign up, call the chamber office at 419-898-0479.

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Genoa prepares for road projects

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By Larry Limpf News Editor

Get ready to navigate around the streets of Genoa as the village gets ready for the upcoming streets repaving program. Village Council hired Morlock Asphalt Ltd., Portage, O., Monday to repave some of its streets this spring and summer. The $101,000 contract covers the revamping of portions of three streets along with four parking lots, Village Administrator Kevin Gladden said. The base bid includes South Railroad Street, from Superior Street to North Terminus; Washington Street, from Packer Creek Bridge to 13th Street; Main Street, from 4th Street to 5th Street as well as the West Business District parking lot. The alternate bids also approved included the sealing and striping of parking lots at the town hall, Switch Street and Veterans Memorial Park. The administration will meet with representatives of Morlock in coming days to determine the construction schedule. Weather, as always, will be a key factor. So far this spring, temperatures have run sharply below the average norm. National Weather Service forecasters are predicting overnight lows in the mid-30s. But others are banking on a steady warm up as May approaches and crews are able to work consistently. “We hope to get most of it done by July because of the Issue 2 projects we have in the works for later in the year,” Gladden said. Earlier this year, the state of Ohio approved grants that enable Genoa to finish Phase 6 of the Northwest Storm Sewer Project and Phase 2 of the Washington Street reconstruction project. The Washington Street project starts north of Sixth Street to the U.S. Post Office. Genoa’s share runs about $400,000 in the 2013 fiscal year to cover the two projects. State regulators, however, won’t release the Issue 2 funds until after July 1. So village leaders and Poggemeyer Design Group of Bowling Green are working together to get done as much as allowed before the money becomes available. The intent, Gladden said, is to begin the Issue 2 projects in August or early September, at the latest.

This Week in Government Street cleaning contract OK’d By Larry Limpf News Editor The Lake Township trustees have approved a contract with MJ’s Snow and Landscape, Port Clinton, for $1,300 to sweep curbed streets during the summer. The sweeping is required by a storm water management plan mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In all, 17 miles of designated streets – Eastpointe, Crosswoods, Indian Trails, Cedar Valley, Lakewood, Rockland Drive, Circle Drive, Indian Creek, Country Meadows, Freedom Estates, Argyle Forest and Commodore Drive will be swept once a month in June, August, and October. In other business Tuesday, the trustees met in executive session to discuss fire department personnel issues but took no action when they reconvened their regular meeting. The trustees will meet May 8, instead of May 7, due to their meeting room being used for the primary election. Abatement approved The Sandusky County Board of Commissioners have approved a property tax abatement for Reino Linen Service in the Village of Gibsonburg. The company is planning to construct an administrative building on Yeasting Street, according to minutes of the commissioners’ April 16 meeting. A repair and reconditioning facility is planned for Windsor Lane.

Razed Razing has begun for St. Ignatius Church, Oregon, to make way for the construction of the new church which will begin in mid-May. The new church will be a groundlevel structure without steps or barriers, will hold nearly 500 people, and is expected to be finished by February, 2014. The razed church was rebuilt in 1927 after it was destroyed by a fire. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

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Cancer fundraiser set for May 26 By Brian Liskai Special to The Press Fremont Speedway is asking for area businesses, race fans and race teams and the entire Northwest Ohio community to help kick cancer research into high gear. The track is holding the Second Annual Fremont Speedway Kick-It Kick Ball Tournament on May 26. Proceeds from the tournament and auction will go towards cancer research through the national KickIt Foundation. The foundation is supported by NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jeff Gordon through his children’s foundation, the Cleveland Indians Baseball team and the World Adult Kickball Association. So far over $1 million has been raised through donations and events like the tournament. Anyone can donate, play or get involved in helping raise money to combat children’s cancer. The tournament will be held on the Speedway parking area, located on North Street directly across the street from the race track. The event is part of a Memorial Day weekend at “The Track That Action Built” as the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion sprint cars will compete Saturday and Sunday. The kick ball tournament will take place Sunday morning. Last year the track’s kick ball tournament raised nearly $7,000 for the Kick-It Foundation. Speedway tournament organizer Shelley Liskai-Bowe said the goal this year is to raise at least $20,000. “Everyone has had their lives affected by childhood cancer…especially in our area with the Clyde cancer cluster. This project is something very near and dear to my heart and I know our race fans and our community can make a significant difference in helping fight this terrible disease,” said Liskai-Bowe. Anyone interested in playing kick ball with other race car drivers, team members, racing personalities and other race fans, should contact Liskai-Bowe at The Fremont Speedway Kick-It web

page is “We encourage a $20 donation when signing up (per player) to help reach our goal. There will be driver teams, crew teams, fan teams and any other kind of teams that would be interested in playing,” said Liskai-Bowe When emailing to be put on a team please provide your name, phone number and email address, and you will be notified as to which team you will be assigned to. When teams are filled, sign up will be over. Liskai-Bowe said fans can come watch all the fun as there is no admission fee, but everyone is encouraged to visit the kick-it page and make a donation. “Last year the Kick It page donations helped push us over the top, so please feel free to visit and donate at your convenience,” Liskai-Bowe added. She said she is also looking for event sponsors to help provide trophies, supplies, signage, umpire shirts and other donations. “Driver t-shirts, memorabilia, gift certificates, gift baskets, nothing is too small and everything donated is welcomed and appreciated,” said Liskai-Bowe, If you would like to volunteer to help with registration, setup and cleanup contact Liskai-Bowe. This will be an elimination style tournament limited to 8 teams with each team consisting of up to 12 players, with each team being able to compete in the time given to the event. The first round of the tournament will hold 45 minute games with 4 teams advancing to the second round. In the second round, 45 minute games will determine 2 teams for the finals. The team that raises the most money for Kick-It will get a second chance to play as this team will be split on to the two teams in the finals. The championship game will consist of 5 innings, or 1 hour of play, to determine the champions. “Last year was a huge success and with the help of the community in the Fremont Speedway area, I have no doubt that this year’s event will not disappoint anyone,” said Liskai-Bowe

Wood County’s allocation of Community Development Block Grant funding for fiscal 2013 is $191,000 – less than in previous years - and the county will be funding fewer projects than it had in the past, Dave Steiner, director of the county’s planning commission, says in a letter to local elected officials. “A major change to the program for the 2013 fiscal year is that Wood County may only fund up to four projects with this amount as opposed to the six that we were able to fund in previous years,” Steiner writes in the April 12 letter. Applications by local municipalities and townships are to be submitted by May 15 to the planning commission’s office in Bowling Green where staff will screen them to determine they are complete. This year’s allocation is about $34,000 less than the $225,000 the county was allocated for 2012 – a drop of 15 percent. In 2011, the county received about $250,000, Steiner said, adding the reductions reflect a trend that’s been in effect for years. Members of the planning commission will review applications June 4 during a regular commission meeting that starts at 5:30 p.m. in the county commissioners hearing room. Planning commission members will select up to four projects and their funding levels and then recommend the project list to the county commissioners for final selection. The commissioners have scheduled a public hearing for June 6 at 10 a.m. to select projects and funding. Steiner said the county’s deadline for submitting its application to the Ohio Department of Development is June 21. In the past, the grants have been used for a variety of projects, including the installation and repair of water and sewer lines, curbs and sidewalks, renovating town halls to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, and other public works projects, according to the planning commission’s website. Steiner’s letter says the funds “…may be utilized in a variety of ways to further the state and federal goals of benefitting low – moderate income persons and to aid in the elimination of slum and blight.”

Board updated on budget bill By Larry Limpf News Editor If there was an underlying message in Bill Nye’s presentation to the Genoa school board Tuesday, it was to expect the unexpected in the next state budget. “The governor’s proposed budget isn’t necessarily favorable for Genoa,” Nye, district treasurer, said Thursday. “As is the case for many districts. What concerns me the most is the possibility of going on what is called the guarantee list, then the guarantee being taken away in the next budget.” The district’s net per-pupil amount it receives from the state is currently $4,088. Highlights of Nye’s update to the board on the governor’s proposal: • For state foundation funding, a base amount of $5,000 per pupil is proposed instead of the current $5,732. • A decrease in funding for transportation costs is likely as previous funding levels were based on transportation costs incurred during the 2010-11 fiscal year and the district has eliminated two bus routes since then. • A loss of federal funding for special education is also likely. • Current funding received by the Educational Service Center for curriculum programs, pre-school, and other programs, has been proposed to be sent directly to districts instead of being received by the ESCs. • For gifted education programs, the budget proposes funding of $50 for every student in the district. That would result in an increase of about $20,000 for the gifted program. Nye projects the August payment of casino-tax revenue should increase to about $55 per student from $20.21 – a total increase of about $51,000.


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Oregon firm gets $28.69 million contract; learn more Thursday E.S. Wagner Company of Oregon has been awarded the contract to make improvements to the Anthony Wayne Bridge. A spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Transportation District Two last week announced the company’s bid of $28.69 million was lower than the estimate of $28.97 million. ODOT engineers will speak to the public about the three-year rehabilitation project Thurs., April 25, 12:30 p.m. at the East Toledo Senior Activities Center, 1001 White St. A question and answer period will follow. The historic bridge, built in 1931, is expected to be closed for two construction seasons, beginning either this year or in 2014. When it reopens, there will be lane restrictions for one season to allow for painting. A timeline for the project is expected to be released sometime this month The East Toledo Club is sponsoring the talk and the public is encouraged to attend. A lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $6 for club members and $8 for non-members. RSVP to 419-691-2254.

To “The Cloud” Telesystem has secured an agreement to provide cloud-based services for Wood County Hospital. Telesystem’s cloud servers will help prepare the hospital for technology challenges facing the health care industry, according to a company statement. Joanne White, chief information officer for the hospital, stated the implementation of cloud servers will enable Wood County Hospital to improve communications and access to information in a highly secure manner, using Telesystem’s private E-LAN network, while also providing these additional benefits:  Hosting: Hosting of Electronic Medical Records in a secure environment in compliance with the stringent data security poli-

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Volunteer of the year Robert Hughes has been named Volunteer of the Year at Arbors of Oregon and The Willows. He has been a volunteer for six months. He will be honored at the annual Volunteer Coordinator luncheon scheduled for May 8.

Golf Sponsors and teams are sought for the Third Annual United Way Golf Invitational to be held Fri., May 3 at Catawba Island Club. Contact MJ Siewert at 419-734-6645

Local new car sales were up 10.7 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 922 units versus 833 for the same time last year. Top sellers were the Ford Fusion, Ford F-150, Ford Escape, Chevy Silverado 1500. Chevy Equinox and Chrysler 200. Area dealers are: Dunn ChevyBuick and Mathews Ford, Oregon; Baumann Ford and Baumann Chevrolet, Genoa; Keller Chevrolet, Gibsonburg ; Rouen Chrysler-Jeep, Woodville and Tri County Motors, Oak Harbor. New car sales in Lucas County were up 3.6 percent from 5,274 to 5,464, according to Bernie Quilter, Lucas County Clerk of Courts. Quilter also released foreclosure figures for the county. Filings were down 26.9 percent. There were 549 filings for the quarter.

At the clubs Alicia Wagner, founder of Heels Coaching, will talk about the five generations in the workforce and how to better communicate with them, Thurs., April 25, 7:30 a.m. at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon. Wagner is also the executive director of WEN (Women’s Entrepreneurial Network). The free presentation is sponsored by the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce. RSVP to 419-693-5580.

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Toledo’s Glass City Marathon commemorates Boston By Press Staff Writer

As marathon enthusiasts, we share in the camaraderie of the sport and the long history of the Boston Marathon, and are appalled at the senseless violence of this act.

Clint McCormick, race director for the Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon, responded to the Boston Marathon that killed three and injured about 150 people. The Glass City Marathon is considered a Boston Marathon qualifier. “Everyone involved in the Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon – our organizers and sponsors, participants and supporters — extend our sincerest sympathies to those affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15,” said McCormick. “As marathon enthusiasts, we share in the camaraderie of the sport and the long history of the Boston Marathon, and are appalled at the senseless violence of this act. “Runner and spectator safety is always a top priority for any marathon, and that will be the case at the 2013 Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon April 28. Our race security is a coordinated effort among the police forces of the City of Toledo, Ottawa Hills, Sylvania Township, City of Sylvania and the University of Toledo. “We will keep the Boston runners and spectators in our thoughts as we continue our planning for the Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon next week.” There will be several opportunities for participants and fans of the Glass City Marathon to show their support for those affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon this week. The April 28 Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon will be held at The University of Toledo’s Glass Bowl. In addition to the Marathon, the day will feature the Owens Corning Half Marathon, the five-person Marathon Relay and a 5K run/walk. In addition, a Kids’ Marathon will be featured at the Marathon Expo, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 27. “With our marathon coming so soon after the horrific events of the Boston Marathon, we have a special responsibility to remember those affected by the bombings while honoring the bond of runners everywhere,”

said McCormick. The team representing the police forces of the City of Toledo, Ottawa Hills, Sylvania Township, City of Sylvania and The University of Toledo has reviewed all security systems and protocols. All safety measures are in place, and will be continuously reviewed as race day approaches. Inside the Glass Bowl, runners and spectators will be greeted with a banner that commemorates the unity between the Boston Marathon and the Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon. Runners will be given commemorative wristbands to wear in this and future races. The wristbands will carry the phrase “runners united,” and be in the Boston Marathon colors of yellow and blue. “We’ll also remember the Boston Marathon with a moment of silence just prior to the 7 a.m. start of our Marathon, Half-Marathon and Marathon Relay,” said McCormick. The 5K run begins at 7:15 a.m. In addition, Marathon officials recommend supporting its official charities as a way to make a positive impact in

our local area. Official charities include the Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, Kids Unlimited, Family House, Catholic Charities USA, Girls on the Run and Research Down Syndrome. At the national level, visit to learn more about making financial or blood donations. The best short-term action, McCormick said, is the community’s support for the Marathon. “Wear yellow and blue in solidarity with the Boston Marathon,” he said. “But more important, come out and support the participants of the Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon and their families and friends along the route, It will mean a great deal to all the runners.” Glass City event growing Interest in participating in one of the Glass City Marathon events on April 28 is increasing, according to McCormick. “We are averaging about 75 to 100 registrations per day right now,” McCormick said. “We have passed the 5,000 registrant mark, and expect about 1,500 more runners

to register by race day.” The 2012 events had a total of 6,000 runners. Considered one of the fastest marathon courses in the Midwest and one of the top 25 marathons in the country, the Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon begins and ends at the University of Toledo, winding through Old Orchard, Ottawa Hills and Sylvania Township neighborhoods before finishing in Glass Bowl Stadium. It features little elevation change, smooth roads, metropark running, a stadium finish and a post race party. The RRCA has designated this marathon as the regional championship race, and it is an excellent Boston qualifier, says McCormick. The Owens Corning Half Marathon has sold out, and tickets are selling quickly for the five-person Marathon Relay, the 5K run and the Findley Davies Kids Marathon. Former Clay and Youngstown State University long distance runner Matt Folk, 36, won the 2012 Glass City Marathon with a time of 2:26.27, over seven minutes better than runner-up Ryan Jara of Syracuse, N.Y. (2:34.02). Folk, a 1994 Clay graduate, qualified for the 1998 Division I Cross Country National Championships at the University of Kansas, becoming YSU’s first male cross country runner to compete at the national level. He was a nine-time Mid-Continent Conference all-academic selection and helped the cross country and track and field programs capture five conference titles. He set school records in the five-mile run, the 10K in cross country and the outdoor 10,000 meters. Folk graduated from YSU in 1999 and became an assistant coach at YSU. Today, he lives in Perrysburg. In the Glass City 5K, 63-year-old John Newton of Curtice was 12th (20 minutes flat), even though every runner finishing ahead of Newton was younger. Sean Hoeft, age 11 from Martin, was the youngest top finisher in the 5K and finished 15th in 20:20. For more information or to register, visit

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APRIL 22, 2012

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Pat Shrewsbery East Toledo “I was at home and I thought it was just horrendous.”

June Todd Oregon “I was at home watching TV and I thought 'here we go again!' Bless those people!”

Rip it down mentality To the editor: As I watch the demolition of St. Ignatius Church in Oregon, I remember the stories about the sacrifices made by its members in the late 1920s to build that church. Fire destroyed the previous churches in 1915 and again in 1926. I remember my grandfather, Herbert Gladieux, telling me about the early history of St. Ignatius and the building of the church, which is now being hauled away in dump trucks. He told me how the community of St. Ignatius was determined to “build that church to last” as they didn’t want any more destruction to come. His father was involved in building all three churches as he was known for his Old World carpentry skills. The new St. Ignatius became Ohio’s version of a beautiful and historic California Mission Style church with its tile roof, bell tower and Spanish influence. My grandfather’s stories come to mind – stories of him and other parishioners, later in the century, going door-to-door begging parish and community members for financial help to pay off debt because the Great Depression and World War II had gotten in the way. I can’t help but wonder if those who gave so much would have done so had they known their treasured church would be destroyed within a relatively brief period after their major sacrifices? And how would they have responded knowing it was destroyed not by fire, but a wrecking ball? As I look around the cemetery, I see the graves of those who sacrificed so much. I think of all the immigrants who are laid to rest there. Their roots were in Europe where churches were built forever and not for a few years. I am certain the church to be built will be very nice and functional, as it should be for the millions of dollars it will cost. God will continue to reign in spite of what building we try to contain Him. But as I look to the future, I cannot help but wonder how long that newly-constructed church will remain with our “just rip it down” mentality. Denise McCroskey Oregon

Do the research To the editor: This is in response to Joann Schiavone’s letter about the NRA. Schiavone chooses to attack an organization for daring to express a view contrary to her own rather than discussing the merits of the viewpoint. She’s quick to express disdain for the NRA, yet expresses complete confidence in a Joe Biden-led government task force. Maybe Schiavone should consider doing research and gathering facts instead of blindly opposing or supporting a viewpoint. Perhaps she should consider a recent survey by of more than 15,000 law enforcement officers and their opinions on gun violence. After all, these are the people who regularly deal with the issue up close and personal. They should be heard. When asked if a ban on magazines holding more than 10 rounds would reduce violent crime, 96 percent of law enforcement officers surveyed said no. When asked if a ban on certain types of assault weapons would reduce violent crime, Seventy-one percent said no and another 21 percent said that it would make violent crime worse. Over 85 percent of respondents believe the White House’s proposed legislation would have no effect or a negative effect on

Marlene Zurawski Curtice “I was having dinner with my girl friends and I just couldn’t believe it. It was like it was happening all over again... like 911.”


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Preston Johnson Curtice “I was actually at my house. I was watching the news and my first thought was why would somebody do this... it made me sick to my stomach, literally sick to my stomach.”

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their safety. When asked about the best way to prevent large scale public shootings, less than 1 percent believe that restrictions on assault weapons and high capacity magazines would be effective. A plurality of 29 percent believe more permissive conceal carry policies for civilians would help. More than 80 percent of respondents support arming school teachers and administrators who volunteer to train and carry a firearm on the job with appropriate background check credentials. It is clear that if we rely on one-liners about guns killing people and jump to conclusions like Schiavone and the task force, in the opinions of law enforcement we stand to make the situation worse, not better. I have great respect for law enforcement and all that they do. I think their opinions should be given strong consideration instead of ignored because it is inconvenient to a political viewpoint.. Adam Swartz Walbridge

Levy deserves support To the editor: I plan to vote for the twomill Oregon school renewal levy. Oregon-Jerusalem residents, along with students attending our schools, deserve to be proud of the physical condition of our school buildings. The levy was purposely designed about 35 years ago to be evaluated and reconsidered on a five-year basis. This plan was to ensure the funds were being utilized for the levy’s intended purpose. Money collected from this levy cannot be used for salaries and benefits. Inspection and seeing the physical improvements implemented these past five years indicate the funds have been effectively and properly used. Don Charlton Former Elementary Principal Oregon

Guns offer protection To the editor: I wonder if letter-writer Joann Schiavone (NRA government? April 15) realizes that what protects her right to rant in this country is our Second Amendment. Without the Second Amendment, you wouldn’t have the First Amendment. I also wonder if Schiavone realizes that the NRA is made up of American citizens who believe in our right to protect ourselves against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I wonder if Schiavone realizes that guns protect our courthouses and government buildings. You cannot get into these buildings without going through metal detectors or by pat-down and showing proper identification in some instances. Why do we protect those government buildings but allow schools where our children are every day to be unprotected in “gun-free zones.’ I wonder if Schiavone realizes that, in many cases, these crimes are committed by people with mental issues. Does she wonder why Chicago, with some of the most stickiest gun laws in our country, has the highest murder rate? No existing law would have prevented what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary, yet Barack Obama brings the parents of the murdered children to Washington, D.C. at taxpayer expense to lobby Congress on gun control. Does Schiavone have a problem

with our tax dollars paying for these grieving parents to be used as props by this President? If Schiavone knows how to prevent crime, maybe she should start with drunk drivers. We have laws against drinking and driving. Please explain to the relatives of the family killed by the wrong-way driver in Oregon a few years back why those laws did not prevent that drunk driver from getting on the expressway going the wrong way. Lastly, prohibition used to be the law of our land. Crime was at an all-time high because of the prohibition of alcohol. I ask Schiavone, did the government banning alcohol stop people from drinking? Pamela Berger Oregon

Appropriate placement To the editor: I found it very appropriate in the April 15 issue of The Press to find the guest editorial “Four Police Officers Fortunate to Be Alive” next to the letter entitled “NRA government?” Guns being used positively and negatively. One gun being used by a criminal, others being used by police. The point being made is that guns can not do anything by themselves. They must be used by a person. I have never seen a gun stalking anyone. It must be used by a person. Why is it so difficult to understand this fact? This brings us to realize that those persons who misuse guns must be dealt with. Brains, not emotions, must be used to solve our problems – all of our problems. Facts and reality have their part to play in solutions – not opinions based on emotions. M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) use their brains to deal with auto accidents. They don’t chase after automobiles as the crux of the problem. It is the nut behind the wheel that causes the problem. People with evil intent are waging atrocities on us, not the instruments they use. Until we learn to deal with people with evil intent (sick people), we will never decrease atrocities. Sorry, guns and the NRA are not to blame. The Rev. Milton C. Mann, FAPC, retired Luckey

Accountability To the editor: John Doe applies for a gun permit. The sheriff will have a deputy to check him out. The deputy may go to anyone that knows Mr. Doe, where he lives, what he does, where he works. Say he is a nut. The deputy goes back and lays it on the sheriff to decide. Doe has at least a long delay. I’d like that also if a person wants to buy 5,000 rounds of ammo. If a local sheriff missed something, we would then have someone to hold responsible. If we wind up with anything short of one person to absorb our problems, we will have nothing. Leonard H. LaFountaine Curtice

Common sense needed To the editor: I would like to respond to Joann Schiavone’s letter (NRA government? April 15) and fill her in on a few things that she does not know. Millions of honest American men and women support the NRA to keep our freedom – thank God for that. Do you think that moron would go in

to shoot up a school if he thought someone would shoot back? The bad guys think twice if they think someone will shoot back. Many years back, they talked about arming teachers in the big cities. I am not sure how many state sheriff associations have written to President Obama to use common sense on his gun control. You should be glad that most American people know how to use firearms. In the Second World War, many of the British did not know how to shoot – we had to teach them. George Biecheler Oak Harbor

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Are Your Kids “Sexting” And What Can You Do About It? By The American Counseling Association The statistics can be scary. According to a recent national study, 11 percent of young girls between the ages of 13 and 16 have texted or posted suggestive photos of themselves. The study found that one out of five teenagers have posted online or sent by text nude or semi-nude photos or videos of themselves. It’s called “sexting,” a mash-up of the words “sex” and “texting,” and it’s defined as the sending of sexually explicit messages or images through the use of cell phones and texting. It’s a growing activity among teens and young adults that can have serious consequences. As part of Counseling Awareness Month, the American Counseling Association is reaching out to parents to encourage them to be more aware of what their children may be doing online or through their cell phones, especially in relation to actions like sexting. “The problems that are created by something like sexting, an activity teens often see as just fun and harmless, can be serious and long-lasting,” noted Dr. David Kaplan, chief professional officer for the American Counseling Association. He pointed out that once a message is sent, the sender loses all control of it in most cases. That is particularly a problem

Guest Editorial for suggestive images. That topless camera phone image sent to a boyfriend may just go viral next week when the relationship suddenly ends and the ex-boyfriend decides to share the image with his friends, who share it with their friends, and on and on. And while some new tech apps promise that such images disappear within seconds of being viewed, the reality is that there are work-arounds and screen capture techniques that can defeat such supposed safeguards. “The psychological harm that a teen can encounter when everyone in his or her school suddenly has possession of what was thought to be a private photo can be serious,” Kaplan observed. He reports that many school counselors and counselors in private practice who specialize in working with families and teens have begun to be much more proactive in counseling teens and young adults about these issues, and in helping them overcome the trauma that can occur from suddenly having their sexting made public. Kaplan noted that sexting is actually against federal law, an area that the gov-

ernment regulates because cell phones use public airwaves. But it’s only when there’s a serious incident that has gone public that authorities step in. In a number of states and localities sexting can then lead to criminal charges for both the sender and receiver of these messages and images. At the recent American Counseling Association national conference held in Cincinnati, Ohio, one of the featured presentations for the more than 3,100 counselors in attendance focused on how counselors can help adolescents recover from the disasters that sexting, cyber-bullying and the misuse of technology can bring about. But with cell phones now in the hands of more than 75 percent of American children between the ages of 12 and 17, it’s important for parents to be actively involved in how the technology is being used by their children. Kaplan suggests that there are several things parents can and should do before a serious problem occurs. At the top of the list is simply discussing with children the consequences, and the legal issues, that can be involved with texting. “Most teens don’t think far enough ahead,” said Kaplan, “to realize that the photo they send now could stay on the Internet for years, affecting future activities such as that college search or that job application.”

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Fracking poisoning environment, busting free speech rights of locals By Jim Hightower It’s one thing for Big Oil to bust into our communities, groundwater, and economic well-being with the hydraulic fracturing natural gas boom. Now, in addition to poisoning the environment, this fracking fad is busting the free speech rights of locals who dare to speak out against it. Welcome to Sanford, New York. It’s a pleasant place of 2,800 citizens on the New York-Pennsylvania border. Unfortunately, the pleasantness has been interrupted by a major squabble over whether or not to allow big companies to extract natural gas by

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Romules Durant, Phd., Superintendent of Toledo Public Schools. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean) another sports strategy Dr. Durant wants to employ. He is a proponent of reciprocal teaching, a method in which students become the teacher in a small group reading setting. The practice promotes responsibility, team building and leadership skills. Two mentoring programs reinforce that message. They are the Student African-American Brotherhood and its female counterpart Young Women of Excellence. These programs create a sense of belonging to something bigger than the individual. Both groups have their own colors and identification patches and train students on the path to leadership positions. “If you don’t provide our youth with leadership avenues, they’ll find them themselves and a lot of times it’s not constructive,” Dr. Durant said. Dr. Durant said he also benefitted from a stable two-parent home with a strong father. His father Benjamin grew up in a rough section of New York City but moved to East Toledo as a young man. He worked at a spark plug factory in Fostoria and earned his GED from Waite. His mother, Carolynne, is also a Waite graduate. They both believe in public education. When it came time for Romules to choose a high school, his father wanted him to go to Waite where he would experience a “certain level of reality,” be exposed to diversity and have the support of a strong alumni association whose members have had an impact on the national and global scene. That mentorship and strong male pres-

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How does an inner city boy grow up to become, at age 37, the superintendent of Ohio’s fourth largest school district? Dr. Romules Durant, the new interim superintendent of Toledo Public Schools, credits a strong family, hard work, a love of education and the supportive East Toledo community for his success. If he can transfer the values he learned growing up in the Birmingham neighborhood to his more than 30,000 students they will have a better shot at a better life. And, hopefully, he’ll help stem the loss of TPS students to charter schools. In 2010, according to TPS figures, an estimated 7,600 students and $44 million in revenue were lost to charter schools. Before being named superintendent, Dr. Durant was the assistant superintendent of the Bowsher, Scott and Waite learning communities. He has been employed at TPS since 1999 and graduated from Waite in 1994 so he knows the strengths and weaknesses of a school district that is in academic watch, one step above academic emergency, and has a graduation rate of 62 percent. In an interview last Thursday, Dr. Durant touched upon some of the strategies he and others in the district are currently using and he hopes to expand on. Two of these are statistical analysis and peer leadership. You can learn these strategies in graduate school, but there isn’t a better training ground than football. And, Dr. Durant knows that game. He played for the East Side Raiders while attending Holy Rosary School, played four years at Waite and four more at the University of Toledo. No one does statistical analysis better than a major college or pro sports organization. Stats are compiled for every conceivable aspect of the game from a player’s strengths, weaknesses and tendencies to coaching strategies. Educators have always used statistical analysis, but Dr. Durant, who tutored college students in statistics, believes it is an under-utilized tool. “Data analysis doesn’t go on as much as you think because it is very difficult to do. Statistics is a deviation of science and science is our lowest performing subject across the country.” Dr. Durant provided an example of how it can be used. Pointing to a white board on his office wall which had the performance stats of all TPS schools, he recounted how his team of educators was struck by a recent drop in state assessment scores for Harvard Elementary School, normally one of the district’s top performing schools. Two obvious reasons came to light early in the review process—the district went from a K-6 to a K-8 configuration which put teachers in unfamiliar roles and the building underwent a renovation at test time. But, another problem was also detected—while teachers and administrators were concentrating on low-performing students, they didn’t offer enough challenges for high performing students. Implementing a more rigorous, individualized program to challenge these students resulted in a return to the expected high scores the school posted in previous assessments. Nurturing peer leaders, or captains, is

ence made an impact on Dr. Durant and he will seek out ways to provide the same to his students. A lot of this guidance came from the coaches he had when he played in the East Toledo Junior Football League and the time he spent at the East Toledo Family Center. He called the family center “a lighthouse to the community” for the services it provides for students and their families. He will look for more ways for TPS to partner with community and athletic organizations

to provide activities and family support. TPS came late to the fight to stop the flight of students to charter schools as well as to suburban schools through open enrollment. But, in recent years, the district has launched some creative programs that have attracted students from suburban schools. The Toledo Technology Academy, a high school offering a program of integrated academic and technical education to prepare students for a manufacturing career, is one. Another is the Toledo Early College High School in which students can earn up to 60 college credits while earning a high school diploma. Both have been rated excellent by the Ohio Department of Education. These programs have had a positive impact on attracting students. In the 2009-10 school year, the district lost the equivalent of 217 students, but it attracted 209 fulltime students from neighboring districts. Dr. Durant wants to see more of this in coming years. Currently, there are two new programs a performing arts school at Bowsher and a construction school at Rogers. Dr. Durant is a walking example of how a strong family, hard work, a love of education and a supportive community can lead to uncommon success. He is the kind of man who can demand more of his students and show them, by what he has achieved, that education is a way to a better life. Comment at

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Oregon Celebrates 19th Arbor Day Mayor Michael J. Seferian has proclaimed Friday, April 26, 2013 as Oregon’s official annual Arbor Day Celebration. You are invited to participate at 10:45 am on Friday, April 26 in front of Fassett Middle School for the dedication of a new grouping of Cleveland Ornamental Pear trees. They will create a balanced appearing street-scape, and provide for a spectacular spring time blossom scene.

Dramatic changes have occurred with this year’s growing season. Last year was one of the earliest seasonal starts ever. Remember how early the trees bloomed, and the beautiful show they presented with their intense blossoming? The general condition of our trees appears to be good. Considerable gain has been made with pruning Street Trees particularly in the Southwestern portion of the city. 2012 Oregon Tree Projects • Planting of 25 trees along the relocated Stadium Road ditch between Cedar Point and Grisell Roads as our 2012 Arbor Day Project. • Planting of 50 trees at the end of Fink Street between Grasser and Mambrino in conjunction with a storm water drainage project to alleviate flooding in this area. • Planting and pruning of many trees along the City Bike Trail through the Oregon Recreation Center between Starr extension and Seaman Roads. • Pruning of Street Trees especially in the southwestern part of the city. Emphasis is placed on the training and shaping of younger trees. • Reinstituting the Tree Seedling Program carried on by Betty Carstensen for youngsters within the Oregon Schools. Kateri Academy within Cardinal Stritch High School is now included. Colleen Barron and Linda Carstensen met with and provided Norway Spruce Seedings to about 300 first graders in individual classrooms. The program is continuing this year.

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? Because of a fatal fungal disease generally known as “Oak Wilt.” A small beetle which can carry the Oak Wilt spores is attracted to the scent from 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. Update on Soccer Tree Hill 1(flagpole site) along Starr Extension. The original 50 trees on Soccer Hill 1 (flagpole site) have been in place for 5 years. Nearly all have survived and appear to be doing well. Tentatively, tree planting will occur on Soccer Hill III (under construction) will be the city’s Arbor Day project. 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 “topping” of Street Trees is prohibited by city ordinance. Contact the Oregon Dept. Of Streets at 419-698-7016, or through the city website at for questions and concerns about possible unsafe or hazardous trees.

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Previous Arbor Day Projects

Top of root ball should be level or sightly below ground level. Remove top portion burlap for non potted trees. Burlap acts as a wick resulting in water loss.

~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.

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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APRIL 22, 2013

Owens art exhibit Owens Community College students are showcasing their talents at the ninth annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, on display at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts through May 3. The works of more than 30 students enrolled in Fine and Performing Arts courses will be featured in the show, including Michael Pettengill of Oregon, Candace Robinson of Martin, Kasey Krotzer of Gibsonburg, Adrianna Schwartz of Oregon, Lee Welch of Luckey, Micha Childress of Northwood and Kyle Csortos of Millbury. Admission to the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery is free and open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more information about the exhibit call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2721.

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Festival will go on, despite loss of president By Tammy Walro Press Staff Writer The Luckey Fall Festival didn’t just lose its longtime president when Larry Swartz succumbed to cancer on Feb. 21 at the age of 61. The popular community event, which has become synonymous with autumn in these parts, also lost its champion, a workhorse and according to one board member, its heart and soul. Born in Toledo, Larry graduated from Eastwood High School in 1969. On July 3, 1976, he married Sharon Runion in Genoa. A member of Zion Lutheran Church in Luckey, he worked as a mechanic for the State of Ohio, and as a maintenance person for Troy Township. According to his wife Sharon, Larry devoted every spare moment he had to loving his grandchildren and to planning the next Luckey Fall Festival. Larry served as president of the festival for 19 years and had been in charge of the gas engine activities since the festival’s second year. (This fall’s festival will be the 31st.). “We’ve always been into gas engines and when the first festival was going on, we were walking down the road and someone asked if we wanted to get involved, and if we’d bring some friends with their engines too,” Sharon recalled. “The next year, that’s what we did,” she said. “And that’s how everything got started.” Over the years, the festival grew in size and popularity, due in large part to Larry’s enthusiasm and oversight, according to Dan Reitzel, who has also been involved with the festival for 18 years. “Larry meant everything to the Luckey Fall Festival,” he said. “He did everything – the rest of us had our duties, but he tied everything together and made everything flow. “He was the brains of the whole situation,” he said. “And the festival really took off after Larry took over as president, in fact, it has quadrupled in size.” Working on the festival was a labor of

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ments and she asked him where he wanted his memorials to go,” Sharon said. “He told her he wanted them to go between the American Cancer Society and the Luckey Fall Festival. “He was very determined to make sure the festival continued on so that area families could come and enjoy some good, clean fun,” Sharon said. “Though Larry will be really missed, we’re going to continue on with the festival,” Reitzel said. “That was his dream and that’s what we’re going to do.” Plans are under way for the 2013 festival, which will be held Sept. 27, 28 and 29 at Basic Park, located between Krotzer Ave. (SR 582) and Gilbert Road on Adams Street. To learn more or to get involved, visit www.

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Dr. Jerry Graham, Bobo Brazil Jr. appearing at Oregon club By Jeffrey D. Norwalk Press Contributing Writer Long time Toledo boxing coach Harry Cummins says he always got a kick out of professional wrestling when he was a kid. Today, at age 57, he still does. As well as sometimes a “clothesline.” And a vast array of “moonsaults,” shooting star presses, and other high-flying attacks. And even a bone-rattling “powerbomb” here and there…courtesy of a Toledo-based wrestling promotion known as Powerbomb Championship Wrestling. PCW has formed an alliance with Cummins to put on its regular monthly shows at his Oregon-based International Boxing Club. “I think everybody has enjoyed watching big time wrestling at one time or another in their lives,” offers Cummins. The IBC, located inside the former Fun Spot Roller Skating Rink, first played host to PCW on March 24 thanks to a friendship Cummins shares with legendary professional wrestler and Bedford High School product Dr. Jerry Graham Jr. Dr. Graham is better known as Jerry Jaffe by wrestling purists, who remember him for his golden days in the squared circle of Dick “the Bruiser” Afflis’s World Wrestling Association. “Dr. Graham is a great friend, a great fan of boxing, and he’s always been a great supporter of the IBC and our programs for the kids. (He) has even donated money in the past,” shares Cummins. “Dr. Jerry Graham was actually the person who initially called us up, and asked us if the PCW could possibly rent out the gym so they could put on one of their shows right here in our facility. And from there, they came over, they set up their own ring, they had lights, music, and all the usual special effects, they sold their own concessions, and they just proceeded to put on a really, really great show. I, myself, was very impressed,” explains Cummins. “The wrestling has gotten more athletic now, from back in the days when I was watching it growing up, when it seemed to be all about brute strength, and manufacturing blood with the guys cutting their foreheads with razor blades and stuff. Today, these guys are doing flips, and diving over the ring ropes and everything. Today, these guys just seem to be more complete, more agile, and better-conditioned athletes.” In addition to the IBC, the PCW has

Powerbomb Championship Wrestling will host its next show at the International Boxing Club on April 21. First bell at 5 p.m., tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids. You can check out the taped action on channel 58. (Photo courtesy of Greg Anthony Bowman) also put on shows at Toledo venues Somerset Hall and Headliners after moving from Fort Wayne, Indiana during 2009 and renaming everything the Dick “the Bruiser’s” promotion WWA Superstar Wrestling. The PCW moniker didn’t come until recently. “The PCW had shut down for like two years, and now they’re just starting to get back on their feet,” Cummins says. “Though to be totally honest with you, when I first had a chance to see one of their shows the first time around, the matches were actually not very good at all. Really, I’d seen better matches in backyard wrestling. But today, you can just tell that they’ve been working and working hard at it, and they just keep getting better and better. “And when they came down to our gym back on March 24, everyone just had a great time and really enjoyed their product. We had some 200 people in attendance at the first show, and at events like these I always like to watch the crowd. When you can look out, and see everyone smiling, and having a good time, and the kids are

interacting with the wrestlers and talking back at them, you know the product is firstclass.” “In business, that’s what I always strive for, to make it a win-win situation for everyone involved,” adds Cummins. “That’s why I agreed to help out the PCW in the first place, to help out an old friend in Dr. Jerry Graham, and to help the wrestling promotion grow and prosper. And as a result, the fans get a regular, entertaining, first-class show they can look forward to, and the IBC gets to continue keeping kids off the streets through our educational, vocational, and boxing programs. I think that’s the way business should be done in America, where everybody wins.” Action-packed show Graham and PCW put on an actionpacked seven-bout show for the paying customers at the IBC last month. The card included, among other highlights, a wild tag team match and an appearance by Graham.

Graham set the tone for the evening when he came to the ring as local favorite “Flying” Andy Chene’s manager in the first bout. Throughout the show, PCW wrestlers signed autographs and sold merchandise, including videos of some of the most-memorable matches and moments in the promotion’s history. Graham was a regular at the Toledo Sports Arena during the old barn’s golden era of professional wrestling, and once wrestled a full-grown black bear while under the tutelage of legendary Italian wrestler Martino Angelo. PCW’s talent stable also includes Chene, Bobo Brazil Jr., Pastor Pain, Krimson, the 420 pound Voodoo Killer, D-Ray 3000, “Insane Wayne,” and “The New Age Patriot” Bryan Castle, to name a few. The IBC crew did get to take part when they carried back the bodies of wrestlers and referees, and picked up the pieces of broken props after a big brawl broke out on the floor outside the ring. Which as it turns out, Cummins is no stranger to. “As a matter of fact, for our first-ever ‘Fight for Victory’ (cancer fundraiser) out at Gladieux Meadows, we had it all planned out in advance for (Graham) to be in the audience that night, and to come up to the ring as a special guest referee for one of our bouts between two lady boxers,” Cummins said. “Before you know it, Dr. Graham is being told to watch his hands when he repeatedly has to push the two ladies apart. He’s arguing with the judges ringside, he gets popped in the face by one of the fed-up lady boxers, and a brawl ensues inside the ring,” says Cummins. “The lady boxer’s manager is diving over the ropes after Dr. Graham, Dr. Graham is clotheslining him, I jump into the ring, I’m trying to hold Dr. Graham back, he’s got this lady boxer in a chokehold, and the whole time, we have all of these professional people out in the audience dressed in suits, their mouths hanging open, not knowing what is happening! We had a lot of fun that night. It was hard to keep from laughing.” The IBC is set to celebrate its 15th anniversary later this spring, first opening in the Andrews River East Building in 1998. The IBC also called 1717 Adams Street in downtown Toledo home for a time. To learn more about PCW, check them out on Facebook or visit http://ibctoledo. org/

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This year’s third singles slot has been manned by the combination of junior Jared Lutz, who is 1-2, and sophomore Blaze Okey (1-1). “Jared is a steadier, more traditional third singles style of player,” Ralph said. “He’s steady and consistent and can play long points and keep the ball in play from the baseline. Blaze’s older brother (Lance) played for me a few years ago. Blaze is a

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ball striker. He hits more traditional tennis strokes and hits the ball with some pace. The challenge with him is to develop some consistency and play with a strategy in mind. We’re definitely excited about what he’s going to become.” Clay’s No. 1 doubles team consists of seniors Eric Brown and Clay Vincent. Those two, who played together at second doubles and advanced to the district tournament a year ago, are 4-1 this season. “They both have really worked on all facets of their game,” Ralph said. “We really stress volleying, and they’re really strong net players. They are incorporating some serve-and-volley into their game this year.” Ralph has used several different combinations at No. 2 doubles, including the tandem of Danny Klorer and Anthony Csizek. “Danny has worked really hard at his game,” Ralph said. “He has worked hard since his freshman year and improved each year. He’s a steadying veteran influence on that second doubles team. He stays positive and keeps his partner positive. Anthony is a good all-around athlete and a hockey player by trade. He’s real steady and allows his partner to go to work at the net.” Ralph added that senior Todd Klewer, who returns at No. 2 singles, has worked on his consistency on the court. “Todd hits the ball with a lot of pace, off his serve and his groundstrokes,” the coach said. “He’s able to maintain that consistency a lot better this year, which puts pressure on his opponent. He has incorporated a better net game, where he can hit some shots and follow it up and win some points at the net. Last year I would cringe when he came to the net. It’s a different story this year.”

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APRIL 22, 2013

In 45 years, Younker earned his letter many times over By Jeffrey D. Norwalk Press Contributing Writer As a boy growing up on a Trowbridge Road farm outside Genoa, Bob Younker didn’t have much time for sports. There were crops to be picked, cows to be milked, pickles and tomatoes to be hauled to the Dunn pickle docks in Williston and to the old Stokely cannery in Curtice, and hay to bale. As a freshman coming into Genoa High School in the fall of 1963, Younker weighed 100 pounds, which made him too small to play football or basketball. Forty-five years later, Younker has earned his Comets varsity letterman’s jacket some thousands of times over. Younker has been a statistician for Genoa girls and boys basketball for 23 years, scoreboard operator and timekeeper for the Comet football program, and a bookkeeper for Genoa’s baseball and softball programs. He’s even been a grounds crew member and a scout. “I used to kid everybody, and say ‘If there’s a job that didn’t pay anything, I’d get it,’� laughs Younker. “But the truth is, I really enjoy it. It’s a good seat for every sport, there’s a lot of nice people involved in high school sports, and as long as I’m healthy or whatever, I’ll continue to stay involved myself. “It’s the people you meet through high school sports, and the friends that you can make, including most of the officials, who are all pretty nice guys, that keep you going,� he adds, “it’s the good times, and the chemistry shared amongst the guys up in the press box during all those years.� If Genoa were to award Younker a jacket today, and stitch something on the breast, the most appropriate name would be “Utility Man Bob.� “I got started in all of this in kind of a funny way,� explains Younker, 63. Younker says it’s when he was attending Genoa Lady Comets basketball games back in the 1980s to support his youngest daughter Marianne’s friends, the D’Clute sisters, who played guard and center, that the opportunity for courtside seats came careening into his lap like a Tammy D’Clute bounce pass. “Back then, they didn’t put much in the way of girls’ stats in the newspapers, so I’d always go down after the games to check with the girl doing the book, to see how they did,� he says. “Often times, I’d add up all the numbers for her, and before I knew it, I came down one day, and she said, ‘I asked the coach. He said it’s okay if you want to do it.’ That was Coach Larry Kincaid at that time, and I ended up sitting down and finishing the season doing the girls’ book for him. “Once Larry found out how much I liked basketball, he offered to let me do his

Bob Younker (Press photo by Harold Hamilton/ team’s stats for him for as long as he was coach,� remembers Younker. “Pretty soon, I found myself scouting for him. I was helping him out in practice regularly, which included playing against his players. I’ve done book for Coach Tom Kontak when he took over, and Coach Mike DeStazio. I’ve done book for like six different Genoa girls basketball coaches, and in my first 15 years, I only missed three games. One was because I was seriously ill. Another was because I was on a golf outing down in Carolina. And the third was because Jim Henline sent me to an agricultural clinic one weekend, because I was also taking care of the football field.� “In all,� he ponders thoughtfully, “I guess I’d say I’ve done about 1,900 games, both varsity and junior varsity.� Back in the early-to-mid ‘90s, towards the end of the storied, 70-year Bergman Field era, it was Younker who volunteered to run the scoreboard so original press box guys like longtime public address announcer Kevin Gladden, and Ken Harsanje, and Denny Hoeft could watch their boys perform on the field - a job he still holds at Comet Stadium today. In spring on the Genoa baseball dia-

monds, circa the early ‘90s as well, Younker started taking care of the book for then-head coach Jeff Thompson in addition to spending hours helping JT keep the field in tiptop game condition, and even volunteered to lend a hand to Thompson’s successor, the eventual 1999 state semi-finalist coach Gary Nissen, until it was finally discerned that Nissen had all the help he needed. From there, Younker moved over to the GHS softball dugout, where he instantly began forging a longtime friendship with the late skipper “Papa� Joe McLear, whom he also assisted with stats, practices, and field care until Coach McLear — with the Genoa JV since ‘94 — passed away after a battle with illness on Oct 20, 2007. Even so, Younker would linger on by serving as team statistician for a bevy of coaches, from freshman skipper Bruce Moritz, to current varsity coach Jeff Eisenbrandt. He’s mowed miles and miles of grass at Bergman, back in the days when it sometimes took a guy eight-and-a-half hours to get the job done right including cutting, bagging and dumping. He even kept the mower, water-reel, painter, and other assorted field-maintenance equipment in his Fifth Street garage for a time, since the

old football facility never had such storage space. Younker practically lived at GHS for four years, where he served as a custodian; an all-purpose set-up man working upwards of 40 hours cleaning the school, and another 40 setting up for practices and events for various Comet coaches from fifth and sixth grades on up. He was a keeper of the key for that smiling face that greeted you if you were a player seeking entrance to the school for a Sunday afternoon practice, or a pre-game shootaround. He was an assistant in the batting cages and in the gym during special shooting and post-up, and at defensive clinics on weekends. He was even a “practice body� to go up against the varsity. This mostly came to an end when first a district fiscal cut and then an industrial accident at a machine shop where he was working (a 1,500-pound piece of metal crashed down on his right foot, crushing a number of bones) forced him to slow down. Then there are the stories he has to tell. Remember early Genoa baseball pioneer, Coach William Pope? Younker does, he served as a student-manager for him during all four springs of his GHS days, back when the Comets still played their home games at Waterworks Park near Brunner School, with that short left field “porch� lined by trees and that old, meandering stone path. Are you aware that the Comets once boasted a pretty strong bowling team? Under venerable coach Dave Miller they did, and it was the only sport the slight-statured Younker participated in, rolling a steady 150 average in four seasons of Northern Lakes League competition. Practices were just over the tracks at Bud’s in Clay Center. Younker has slogged miles-upon-miles all over the state of Ohio to do book for various Comet teams, including to Ashland University for that by-now notorious trip to the prestigious 2006 softball state semifinals during which he saw that edition of the Lady Comets — a team, many still argue to this day, was the best in Ohio at the time — not only get their hearts broken 1-0 on a fluke play to Bloom-Carroll. The trip included a bizarre incident in which their bus was robbed and their personal things rifled through while they played in this most-bizarre of games, which actually started at 1 a.m. “But the best part about staying involved is the kids themselves. When you’ve done book for as long as I have, and sometimes even for teams during the summers, you get to know these players. You get to see their skills develop firsthand. So you know what a lot of them can do by the time they get to the high school level. It makes it more interesting. It makes it a lot of fun. It

makes you all the more happy for them, and proud of them, when they go out and give it their all,� he said.




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Clay’s Radabaugh closes in on 400th career victory The Press Box

By J. Patrick Eaken Press Sports Editor Brenda Radabaugh, softball coach at Clay, is nearing her 400th career victory. Wednesday night’s Three Rivers Athletic Conference victory over Notre Dame was her 397th. Clay played Central Catholic in a TRAC game Thursday and was in Columbus for a double header Saturday. Monday, Clay hosts Fremont Ross in another TRAC match-up. Her teams have been perennial contenders while in the TRAC and won multiple championships while Clay was in the Toledo City League. She is in her 14th year as head coach at Clay, but served previously as an assistant. Previously, Radabaugh was the head coach at Central Catholic from 1992-2000 and went 153-58 there, with one league title. Radabaugh, who teaches math at Clay, played catcher at Edon High School and then played at the University of Toledo from 1982-85, winning one Mid-American Conference title. She taught at Fassett Junior High for a couple years, then coached the Eagles’ junior varsity softball team for six years before moving on to Central.

Attending the signing was Titus, Clay’s former volleyball coach, Tracy Donnelly, as well as Glass City Athletics President Dana Hooper and Coach Steve Slandzicki from Toledo Dynamic Volleyball.


Radabaugh says she loves coaching softball because it is rewarding, challenging and fun. “It can be frustrating at times,” she said, “but it’s neat to see the kids grow and improve. From the beginning of the season to now, I can see growth in the players and see the team jell. Coaching is a lot of time, but it’s a lot of fun.”

Kovach signs at Caldwell Clay senior middle blocker/outside hitter Taylor Kovach signed Thursday to play volleyball for Coach John Titus at NCAA Division II Caldwell College in New Jersey. In any case, Taylor earned second team All-Three Rivers Athletic Conference and second team all-district honors this year and also played in the TRAC Division I AllStar Game. She also earned all-academic honors for three years and was on the Alan Miller All-Press Team for two consecutive years.

Four Knights of Columbus Councils sponsored the annual Hoop Shoot contest for Wood Lane. Volunteers from River East Mother Theresa Council 14344 in Oregon played a part in running the event. Forty-two youth and adults participated in the event held at the Dolores A. Walbridge resident Black Gymnasi- Esmeralda Obregon um in the Bowl- lines up her shot at the ing Green Com- annual Hoop Shoot munity Center. contest for Wood Lane. Also involved were vol- (Photo courtesy of Liz unteers from Per- Sheets, Wood Lane PR rysburg Council coordinator)

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APRIL 22, 2013

Lake girls track team aims for first-ever league title By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer Lake’s girls 4x100-meter relay team was…this...close to qualifying for the state track and field meet last season, but they missed an exchange of the baton during the regional finals and their hopes were dashed. “They were coming in in second place on the exchange,” said first-year Lake boys and girls head coach Zeb George, who was a Lake assistant the past three years. “It was tough, because we had a good group of girls. Three of the girls are back, and they want it, to say the least.” Those three - Becca Boos, Ashley Timmons and Nicole Pennington – are back on the 4x100 relay this season, along with newcomer Jordyn Taylor. Those four highlight what George said is a team that should contend for the Northern Buckeye Conference title. No Lake team, boys or girls, has ever won a league or conference track and field championship. The Flyers’ boys took second at last year’s NBC meet but are in rebuilding mode in 2013, according to George. “The girls definitely have a legitimate shot this year,” he said. “It’s going to be a close league meet for sure. We have great runners this year; we have decent depth in the sprints. I want to bring home a league title that’s never happened here in track. We have the team to do it, we just have to stay healthy and hope the points fall for us.” The Flyers had a tri-meet with Eastwood and Otsego on Tuesday, and the girls’ squad beat the Knights and came up five points shy of knocking off the Eagles. George said the results would have been different against Eastwood had the Flyers had freshman thrower Lauren Ozuk, who is out indefinitely after suffering a knee injury playing AAU basketball last Sunday. Lake won nine of 16 events against Eastwood. “We didn’t score any points in the shot or discus,’ George said. “With (Ozuk) in it, we would have won the meet. She’s already two feet from the school record right now in the shot and discus. We haven’t scored points in the shot and discus much in the past three years. I just want Lauren back for the league meet. If we have her, we have a legitimate shot to win the league.” Lake’s other top girls include senior Becca Boos in the 100 and 200, senior Ash-

Lake high jumper Kayleigh Schroeder. (Photo courtesy of Innovations Portrait Studio/ ley Timmons in the long jump and high jump, and the 4x100 and 4x200, and 4x400 relays that include sophomore Shelby Zemenski and freshman Briana Trumbull. “It’s exciting that they’re running these times, being so young,” George said. “Ashley has missed states back-to-back years in the long jump and high jump. She is another one of those well-rounded athletes that you just hope can get out. She missed states by an inch in the long jump two years ago. Every year she’s sniffing at it and it seems one girl gets the best of her. “Out of all the girls on the team, Boos and Timmons are contenders to get to state.” Lake’s boys team graduated three of its top sprinters and hurdlers, along with Nathan Adkins in the 4x400 and distance events. “We weren’t too deep last year,” George

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said, adding that junior Tyler Rickman is looking good in the 1600 and 3200. Zach Schroeder, a regional finalist in the 200 last season, is recovering from a hamstring injury, while fellow senior Mitchell Adkins is improving each week in the shot and discus. “He threw 47-10 in the shot and a 141something in the discus,” George said. “He had a neck injury before the season last year, so we didn’t see the progress that we hoped. Our new throwing coach (Kevin Mermin) has been kicking butt with him and he’s been going out of his mind the last couple meets. If he progresses the way he has been, he has a legitimate shot to make it far this year.” Some of the Flyers’ other top scorers are seniors Ben Swartz, Mark Greenlese, Chris Salaz and Jacob Hankish, and juniors Scott Brittenham and Storm Lutz.

“Ben is one of those kids if there was a decathlon, he would win everything,” George said. “He’s not great at one thing, but he’s good at a lot of things. He helps in the relays and is a long-jumper. Scott Brittenham is a good miler and 800 runner. I think he could also excel in the 400. Greenlese and Salaz came out for track this year, and that has added depth.” Lutz competes on the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams and throwing events, along with Hankish. “Storm is an above average thrower,” George said, “and he has helped us out in the sprints. Jacob just hit 40 (feet) in the shot for the first time. He was practicing the discus and threw 120 (Wednesday). He was at 105 before. He’s one of those kids to look out for, but he’s a senior so he’s only got this season to do it.”

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Small Cincinnati crowd watches Buckeye’s spring game By Harold E. Hamilton Special to The Press

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“I would be disappointed if we aren’t the best offense in the Big Ten”.

The Ohio State Spring game was held at Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals. A surprisingly small crowd of only 37,643 watched as the Scarlet team beat the Grey, 31-14 on a sunny but cool Saturday afternoon, perfect football weather. Last year the spring game at “The Shoe” in Columbus drew 81,000 plus for Urban Meyer’s first game at Ohio State. One would think that after last year’s 12-0 season, coupled with the BCS bowl anticipations for this year, the 65,535 seat stadium would have been packed. For the second year in a row the game was not much of a game and more of a practice/scrimmage. In the past, the game was more free flowing, kind of a fun game and reward to the players for a month of hard spring practice. It was a good way to continue building the competitive spirit in a game environment. The media keeps writing that the game is the last chance for the coaches to get a look at the players and the players a last chance to win or lock-in their starting positions. I don’t buy that. It is difficult for me to believe that after a month of practice less than 40 minutes of action in this game will change anything. A less controlling atmosphere would be more entertaining for the fans. As for the action, it was, surprise, surprise, dominated by Braxton Miller. On his first play, he threw a 49-yard pass to a wide-open Evan Spencer who caught it in stride, but stumbled and fell on the 16 yard line. Miller scored three TD’s in the game, two by passing for a 64 percent efficiency (16 of 25) and one running. Kenny Guiton, the backup Senior quarterback, was the Gray team’s leader although he also played on the Scarlet team. He threw 13 completions for 22 attempts (59 percent). Both Miller and Guiton wore black jersey’s signifying that they were off limits as far as contact. As for the rest of the game many of the stars did not play or had limited time on the field either because they had injuries or fear of injury. Woodmore graduate Ben St. John played on the winning Scarlet team. It was nice to see him get some action.

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APRIL 22, 2013

Court Log Oregon Municipal Court • Michael Ray Meridieth, 2808 Heysler, Toledo, 180 days Correction Center of Northwest Ohio (CCNO), 150 days suspended, license suspended two years, $989 court costs and fines, OVI – Alcohol/Drugs. • Jacquelyn S. Seger, 2564 Cawdor, Oregon, 180 days CCNO, 170 days suspended, license suspended one year, $896 court costs and fines, driving while under the influence of alcohol. • Kyle L. Garrison, 130 W. Plumber, Toledo, 90 days CCNO, 90 days suspended, $130 court costs and fines, petty theft. • Stacy N. Anderson, 2124 Bakewell, Toledo, 90 days CCNO, 60 days suspended, $180 court costs and fines, petty theft. • Nathaniel Jordon Mattox, 10149 Maumee Western, Monclova, 90 days CCNO, 85 days suspended, $230 court costs and fines, petty theft. • Eric L. Laplante, 3159 Navarre, Oregon, 180 days CCNO, 170 days suspended, $230 court costs and fines, assault. • Francesca Danielle Burgess, MO94 CR 7, Grelton, OH, 90 days CCNO, 90 days suspended, $180 court costs and fines, obstructing justice. • Tyrelle Lawrence, 2916 B, Toledo, license suspended 180 days, $107 court costs and fines, possession of drugs. • Kevin David Butler, 124 Gibbons, Toledo, 180 days CCNO, 180 days suspended, $137 court costs and fines, carrying concealed weapons. • James Michael-Joseph Ashby, 1119 S. Wheeling, Oregon, 90 days CCNO, 83 days suspended, $50 court costs and fines, criminal damaging. • Malachi Paetow, 1920 Collingwood, Toledo, $97 court costs and fines, open container. • Earnest E. Bliss, 2421 Ross, Northwood, $97 court costs and fines, open container. • James Michael-Joseph Ashby, 1119 S. Wheeling, Oregon, 180 days CCNO, 173 days suspended, $187 court costs and fines, breaking and entering to commit theft. • Kevin David Butler, 124 Gibbons, Toledo, 180 days CCNO, 180 days suspended, $137 court costs and fines, breaking and entering to commit theft. • Nichole Lynn Batchelor, 1940 Albert, Toledo, bound over to the Lucas County grand jury, possessing criminal tools. • Brittney L. Meeks, 535 Nevada, Toledo, 5 days CCNO, 5 days suspended, $137 court costs and fines, unauthorized use of property. • John Robert Fisher, 3944 Vermaas, Toledo, 180 days CCNO, 150 days suspended, $187 court costs and fines, theft. • Nichole Lynn Batchelor, 1940 Albert, Toledo, bound over to the Lucas County grand jury, aggravated robbery deadly weapon. • John Robert Fisher, 3944 Vermaas, Toledo, 90 days CCNO, 80 days suspended, $50 court costs and fines, criminal damaging.

People Kolin named museum director The Great Lakes Historical Society has announced the hiring of Anna M. Kolin as Development Director for the National Museum of the Great Lakes. Kolin brings more than a decade of non-profit and museum experience to GLHS, most recently serving as Communications and PR Manager for Imagination Station Toledo. “Ms. Kolin brings a wealth of knowledge in Toledo’s non-profit and museum community, as well as extensive experience in public relations,” said Chris Gillcrist, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Historical Society, the parent organization of the National Museum of the Great Lakes. The hiring of GLHS’s first Toledo crew member precedes the beginning of major construction at the Toledo Maritime Center, the future home of the National Museum of the Great Lakes. NMGL will offer the region a comprehensive maritime experience including a more than 10,000 square foot hands-on museum, the recently renovated and re-christened museum ship, the S.S. Col. James M. Schoonmaker (formerly the S.S. Willis B. Boyer) and a park complete with maritime artifacts and beautiful landscape. The National Museum of the Great Lakes will begin construction on the building and the adjacent park within the next few weeks and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014. For more information, contact Christopher Gillcrist at glhs1@inlandseas or 440-967-3467.

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Military Notes Air National Guard Airman Aaron J. Corns graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex. The son of Eric and Denise Corns, of Pemberville, Corns is a 2011 graduate of Eastwood High School, Pemberville. Army Reserve Pvt. Mitchell J. Volschow has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. The son of John Volschow, of Perrysburg, and Susan Volschow, of Pemberville, is a 2012 graduate of Eastwood High School. Air Force Airman Cody N. Lockhart graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Tex. The son of Steve and Sharon Lockhart, of Elmore, he is a 2012 graduate of Woodmore High

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Navy Fireman Andrew J. Whitaker, son of Christy Whitaker of Oak Harbor, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Whitaker is a 2012 graduate of Oak Harbor High School.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Bailey A. Ulinski, daughter of Kelly and Steven Ulinski of Elmore, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Ulinski is a 2011 graduate of Woodmore High School.

Navy Seaman Recruit Taylor E. Darling, son of Kimberlee and stepson of Ronald Kristof of Curtice, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Darling is a 2012 graduate of Genoa Area High School.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ralph M. Burgess, son of Ralph Burgess, of Oregon, is assigned to aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), which recently departed for its San Diego home after 14 months of work at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington. Burgess, a 2004 graduate of Clay High School, joined the Navy in November 2009.

1st Sgt. Philip J. LaFountain will be promoted to Sgt., Major on April 26 in a ceremony in Camp Lejeune N.C. LaFountain is a 1992 graduate of Waite High. His wife Megan Patrilla LaFountain is a 1991 graduate of Lake High School. Both of LaFountain’s parents have moved to Florida, however his wife’s parents still live in Millbury. He has been a Marine since April 1992.

50th Wedding Anniversary

Jim and Florence West

4-22-43 ~ 11-29-12

Love, your family

In Loving Memory Patsy M. Guerra 3-17-47 ~ 4-22-07 I cry at night, Mourn during the day, That you must go and I must stay. Six years gone by, Time passes with no answer to the question, “Why you?” You are forever in our hearts and in our dreams... We Miss You Pat We Love You Your Sister Polly & Family

In Memory

In Memory of

Patsy M. 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. Miss you, love you Your husband, Cody Sons Randy and Tim DeLuca Stepdaughters Coann Brown, Lynn Fox, Kim Eid, Tracy Christen Stepson Cody Clyde, Jr.

In Loving Memory

In life I loved you dearly, In death I love you still, In my heart I hold a place only you can fill. Remembering you is easy, I do it every day, but there’s an ache within my heart that will never go away! Love always, Jennifer, your husband Al, & kids, Jr., Rob, Kathy and Cindy

James W. Stiger 8-21-50 ~ 4-11-13

Who’s this funny, crazy lady? It’s our Dolores, turning “80”

Kristy (Stiger) Jones 4-4-77 ~ 12-1-12

You are both together again in each other’s arms, looking down from heaven above. Love & miss you! Barb, Children (5) Grandchildren (19)

Offer expires June 26, 2013

Happy Birthday 4/21 We love you!

Thank you family and friends for all of your love and support.



Swiss Steak Dinner April 24, 5-7 p.m., Clark St. Church, 1133 Clark St. Complete dinner includes salad table, beverage and dessert. Children’s meals and carryouts available. St. Thomas Aquinas Church Altar & Rosary Society Prize Bingo April 25, 7-9 p.m., corner of White & Idaho St. Refreshments available. Tickets $5 at the door or by calling Carol at 419-698-1519, Kathy at 419-693-6409 or Dolores at 419-6938701. Rummage Sale May 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and May 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St. Friday is $2-a-Bag Day for clothes. An elevator is located in the back of the church. Plant Exchange sponsored by Toledo Plant Exchange volunteers May 4, 10-11:30 a.m. in the underground parking garage (enter from Adams St.) of the Main Library of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Free parking. 1st Annual VFW 4906 Men’s Auxiliary Golf Outing May 18, Eagle’s Landing Golf course, Oregon. 8 a.m. shotgun start. Scrambles, closest to pins, putting contest and other prizes. $60/player includes skins. $240/team includes $20 team skins. Hunky turkey and refreshments on the course. For info, call the post at 419-698-4411, Jack Juhasz at 419-902-4009 or Ron Rothenbuhler at 419-4610706. Lucas Co. Retired Teachers Luncheon May 22 at noon at the Toledo Country Club, 3949 River Rd. Program will be Joannie Varrett portraying, Blade writer and author, Millie Benson. Bring children’s books for United Way. Entree choices include Chicken a la King, beef stroganoff or cheese manicotti. Send reservation, choice of entree and $18.50 to Robert Fetter, 7803 Shaftesbury, Sylvania OH 43560, by May 15. Block Watch 410-M for the East Toledo-Raymer School area meets every 2nd Thurs. of the month, 6-7 p.m., Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave. Residents who live between the boundaries of East Broadway, Belt Street/RR tracks, Navarre and Starr Avenues, in East Toledo with surrounding area neighbors/business owners also welcome. Lighted parking available off of White Street. Kids 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. Lucas Co. Retired Teachers Assn. Meeting April 25, noon, Valleywood Golf Club, 13501 Airport Hwy. Featuring entertainment by Eddie Boggs, who sings with the New Christy Minstrels. April charity is Mom’s House, which needs Cheerios, Goldfish crackers, pretzels, graham crackers and vanilla wafers. Cost is $18.95 per person. Menu includes chicken cordon bleu, Swiss steak with mushroom sauce or pasta Alfredo with vegetables and dessert. Send payment with menu choice to Robert Fetter, 7803 Shaftesbury, Sylvania OH 43560. Free Yoga Classes Mondays from 4:30-5:30 p.m., East Toledo Senior Activities Center, (Navarre Park Shelterhouse), 1001 White St. Instructed by Richard Ward. Info: 419-691-2254. Country Music at VFW Post 2510, 2nd St., every Wed. at 7 p.m. Open to the public. No cover. Community is invited as musicians volunteer to play for the veterans’ enjoyment. Watch for Jimmy Seibers Sr. Show coming soon. ABLE Mobile BeneďŹ ts Bank 2nd Tues. of the month, 6-8 p.m. at the Birmingham Branch Library. Benefit bank staff can assist with applying for food stamps, home energy and childcare assistance, and many other services. Free legal assistance is also available for problems such as bankruptcy, consumer debt, domestic violence, divorce, and foreclosure prevention. Services are free and available to all. VFW Post #2510 offers Friday-night dinners from 4-7 p.m. Public welcome. Meetings are held Tues. at 7 p.m.; Men’s Auxiliary meets the 1st Tues. and Ladies Auxiliary meets the 4th Tues. Waite High School Alumni from the Class of 1951, meet the 2nd Mon. of every month. For info, call Betty at 419-691-7944 or Fran at 419-6936060. Thrift Shop at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave. is open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Shop features a large selection of clothing and household items neatly arranged. Info: 419-243-8189.

Oregon PERI Chapter #93 Meeting April 25, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. “Feed Your Neighbor Week.� Business meeting, speaker, fellowship and refreshments. PERS retirees welcome. Oregon Fest 2013 Planning Meetings will be held April 25 and May 2, 9 & 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Oregon Fest will be held May 19 from noon-6 p.m. on Dustin Rd. Info: or call 419-9133337. Teutonia Mannerchor and Damenchor Dinner, Concert and Dance April 27 in the Chalet at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd. Dinner at 5:30 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 dinner and concert or $13 for the concert alone. For tickets, contact Nancy Wateres at 419-290-3229

or Divorce Care Support Group meets Mon. 7-8:30 p.m., through April 29 in Room B of the Family Life Center, St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd. Info: 419-693-1150. Senior “Pen to Paletteâ€? Book Discussion Group will meet May 3 to discuss “The Madonnas of Leningrad,â€? by Debra Dean. Meet at the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., at 11:15 a.m. Carpool to the Toledo Museum of Art at 11:30 a.m. (parking $5). Order lunch at the museum CafĂŠ (your cost). Book discussion in the reserved Yellow Room. Docent tour from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Multiple copies of the book are available at the library. Info: 419-259-5250. ABLE (Advocates for Basic Legal Equality) Mobile BeneďŹ t Bank will be at the Oregon Branch Library the 2nd Wed. of every month from 2:30-5 p.m. to assist people with basic legal issues and applications for public benefits. One-on-One Computer Training available by appointment at Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Registration required by calling 419259-5250. Classes offered Thurs. at 2 p.m. and Sat. at 9:30 a.m. Oregon Area Pastors Fellowship Luncheon held the first Wed. of every month, noon, American Family Table on Wheeling St. Book Discussion Group meets every 3rd Tues., 1 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. 419-259-5250. “James Wes Hancockâ€? Oregon Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd., open weekdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily activities include: bingo, fitness classes, line dancing, exercise, Bunco, Euchre, and health screenings. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. daily. $2.50 donation is suggested for seniors 60 & older; all others $5.32. Reservations required 24 hours in advance. 419-698-7078. Sunoco Retirees meet for lunch the 1st Mon. of each month, 11:15 a.m., Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd. Reservations: Al McEwen 419-8933075. East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis meet the 2nd & 4th Mon. of the month at noon in the basement level at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital. 419-693-4458. 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 “Great Eastern Club.â€? Maumee Bay Country Quilters’ Guild meets the first Tues. of the month in the Board Room at Mercy St. Charles Hospital at 6:45 p.m. Guest fee for the meeting is $5. Info: 419-693-8173. AWAIT (support group for family members of individuals dealing with severe head trauma) meets every 2nd Mon. at 5 p.m. at New Life Assembly of God, 3230 Dustin Rd. Info: Kim at 419-382-1740. “Tacticsâ€? Class, a weekly Class for Learning to Control Thoughts and Emotions, offered weekly on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. beginning April 23 at New Life Assembly of God, 3230 Dustin Rd. Info: Kim at 419-382-1740. Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society, 1133 Grasser St. is open Thurs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info:


Rummage & Bake Sale April 25 and 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Northwood Church of God, Curtice & Coy. Light luncheon available.

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.


Elmore Conservation Club Trap Shooting every Wed. from 6-9 p.m. and every Sat. from 5-9 p.m. Questions: 419-392-1112. Storytimes for Preschool-Age Children offered Wed. at 11 a.m., Harris-Elmore Library, 328 Toledo St. Book discussion group meets the 4th Thurs. of each month at 10:30 a.m. New members welcome. Info: 419-862-2482. Elmore Senior Center-Elmore Golden Oldies, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd. Lunch served Tues. & Thurs. at noon. Reservations required by 10 a.m. the day before. Blood pressure & blood sugar checks the 4th Tues. of the month; bingo the 4th Tues. of the month after lunch. Reservations: 419-862-3874. Elmore Card Players Meet Thurs. evenings at 7 p.m. at the Elmore Retirement Center.


A Presentation on “The Oldest Things in Fremont� will be offered by speaker Larry Michaels at Birchard Library, April 24, 7 p.m. The program will highlight, through a presentation of photographs, the oldest homes and buildings still standing in Fremont. Sponsored by the Friends of Birchard Public Library. Light refreshments will be served. Info: 419-334-7101.

Genoa Tail Waggin’ Tutors, therapy dogs from a local chapter of Therapy Dogs Intl., will visit the Genoa Branch Library the 3rd Wed. of the month at 6:30 p.m. beginning April 17. Children may visit the library and take turns reading to the dogs. The program will last an hour. Registration not required. Info: 419-855-3380. Sponsored by the Friends of the Genoa Library. Crafters Needed for a Spring Craft Show May 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Brunner Campus, 122 West St. Call Tonya at 419-460-4667 or email Preschool Storytime meets every Tues. at 11 a.m. at the Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St.


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1516 Bradner Road, Northwood, Lake Schools, quality-built 3-bedroom ranch, 2-bath, attached garage, $129,900. 419-392-6375, 419-708-1490 3 bedroom Oregon ranch, Starr/Coy area, 1 bath, C/A, newer roof/windows, bay window w/seat, 2.5 detached garage, dry basement, fenced yard, asking $129,900. 419698-8658 Lake Twp., Older 3 bedroom home, 2 bath, newer 2 1/2 car garage, 8 acres, Woodville/Pemberville, $146,000. 419-836-4175


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OPEN HOUSE Just listed! Super vacation spot in Nugents Canal only 40 minutes from Toledo. Water front, dock, 3 bed.

Wynn and Seaman

4 beds 2 baths fenced yard many updates.

Annette Breno, CRS, GRI, Zpro (419)944-7282



24 +/- acres for sale Woodville & Fostoria Rds.. Millbury/Lake Township area. Call for details-419-8364175

Lot for sale 80'x300' corner of Coy and Brown, Oregon. Great Location! 419-261-2043. Oregon – improved Lot, Only Lot available in Hallschild Subdivision, off Pickle near Coy. $37,500. 419-270-0359



16X65, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, New Furnace, bathroom, hot water heater, 8X12 Shed, 419-494-4545 Just Listed! Restored farmhouse on 2.5 ac, 3 bed, 2 bath, pond, 2,000 sq ft barn, 1 ac fenced pasture, spacious rooms, sunroom and MORE!


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5+ acres, half wooded, on Reiman Road near Trowbridge, $72,000.OBO 419-261-3543


Dee Cottrell

554 Navarre, Toledo 501 Stevenson, Gibsonburg 2871 N. First, Martin 16525 W. SR 105, Elmore 24601 Maple, Stony Ridge 310 Rice, Elmore 202 Rose, Genoa 400 W. First, Woodville 6575 Humphrey, Ok Harbor 526 Clinton, Elmore 920 W. Cousino, Oregon 2478 Genoa, Perrysburg 2210 N. Brookside, Genoa

SOLD: 409 Superior, Genoa SOLD: 540 W. Stateline, Toledo SOLD: 308 Main, Genoa SOLD: 512 Superior, Genoa SOLD: 108 15th, Genoa SOLD: 10767 Sun Trace, Perrysburg PENDING: 152 Brooklyn, Oak Harbor PENDING: 201 4th, Genoa PENDING: 19190 Portage, Elmore

Woodcreek Village, Walbridge, 3 bedroom, 2 full baths, 2 decks, 2 car garage, 55+, quiet, 419-662-5450

Sunday April 21, 1 - 4 PM

TERRY FLORO 270-9667 855-8466

3449 Country Farms Full brick custom ranch, new kitchen w/granite & stainless, FR w/fireplace, finished bsmt

Oregon-Nice 2-bedroom bungalow, move-in condition, 1-bath, full basement, 3-season back porch, detached 1-car garage, $50,000. Call Allen at 419-705-9891.

All real estate 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 1800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired is 1-800-347-3739. *Equal Housing Opportunity*


WOODVILLE- 2-bedroom, 1-bath home, with 2-car detached garage, near elementary school. $86,900 419-849-2360 or 419-699-5303.

MUST SEE! 25742 Luckey Road, Lake Twp. Brick ranch with large living room, hardwood floors, lots of updates. Nice Location. $124,900. Must sell! Call 419-972-4252 for an appointment. OREGON- 556 Park Way East. Prime location across from Pearson Park. Newly updated kitchen, 3 bedrroom, 2.5 bath, 2,214 sq ft plus finished basement. $248,900. For appointment call 419-343-9795. View pictures on

Great quiet community 60x14 2bedroom 1-bathroom move-in ready $16,500 OBO. Lafferty's Leisure Village. Please call Andrew 419-4614530 or Kamie 419-376-7123. SITES AVAILABLE! 6 Months Free Lot Rent upon moving your new or newer pre-owned home into one of our nice family communities. Certain Restrictions Apply. Monthly Lot Rent $190-$210 Subject to Park Approval Contact Walnut Hills/Deluxe 419-666-3993 Almost 4,000 sq ft home with endless possible uses. Gorgeous hardwood flrs, pole barn. Please call for info.

Newly Listed! 2-Bedroom/Awning Porch/Carport/Shed 1

Call The Agent Who Gets Things Done! OPEN APRIL 21st. 2-4 pm 3700 PICKLE RD STOP BY MY OPENS IN APRIL - REGISTER TO WIN 32� TV ASK ABOUT MERCEDES! 3 Beds, 2½ Baths, 2 car att, 11+ Acres, 73x30 Pole Barn, 1+ AC. Pond, Inc. furniture and appliances. Asking high $200’s.

Mary Ann Coleman 419-343-5348

Monthly Lot Rent $210 Call Walnut Hills Walbridge 419-666-3993

HOUSE FOR SALE 5239 St Rt 19 – Oak Harbor

OPEN APRIL 20 & 21 2-4 PM 2651 PICKLE RD. Almost 1 full Acre fenced. Brick 1½ Sty. Large living room. coved ceilings, large eat-in Kitchen, 3 beds, 1½ baths, bsmt. garage. MUST SEE!

OPEN APRIL 28 2-4PM 18509 SR 105, ELMORE REDUCED - Country Living! 1/2 Acre Lot, Brick/Vinyl Ranch, 3 Bedrooms, 1½ Baths, 2 Car Garage, Basement. $119,900.

Country ranch, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, sunroom, appliances stay, 2+ car garage, 2nd garage, shed, garden. Move in day of closing. Call or text Lisa 419-680-3526 for more info or to set an appt.




*** PUBLISHER'S NOTICE *** All real estate 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 1800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired is 1-800-347-3739. *Equal Housing Opportunity* 1 bedroom apartment, Blair Dr., Walbridge, no pets, $375/mo +Deposit. 419-666-3809 2032 Price Street, 1 bedroom, $350/mo., + utilities, $350 deposit, No Pets, 419-349-1152 3-bedroom apartment $635/month, Cedar Run Apartments. 419-6912499 Clay Center, 3-bedroom house, brand new, 2-bath, appliances, A/C, non-smokers, $800/month + deposit. 419-779-7085. Curtice, must see! 2 large bedrooms, 1.5 bath, large kitchen/appliances, family room w/fireplace, full basement, attached garage, patio, monitored security, city water, no shoveling/mowing/smoking or pets. $750/mo 419-260-6705 East house, 141 Steel Street 2bedroom, deposit, $460/month. May consider land contract w/good credit. 419-867-1059 East side, 1-bedroom house, $450 rent and deposit, water included. Washer/dryer hookup. 419-260-0871 or 419-764-7018. East Toledo Butler, 2-bedroom upper duplex, $410/month plus utilities. Caledonia, 1-bedroom upper duplex, appliances included, $375/month plus utilities. 419-698-9058 East Toledo house, 2-bedroom, quiet neighborhood, $500/month, security deposit, no pets/smokers. 419693-1822 East Toledo, 1.5 bedroom upper-$325/mo 3 bedroom upper duplex-$425/mo., +deposit/Utilities on each, both have appliances. No pets 419-691-3074 East Toledo, 2 bedroom home washer/dryer/refrigerator. No Pets/Smoking, $525/mo./$525. deposit. 419-351-7778


East Toledo/Whittemore Street, large 4-bedroom house, 2-full baths, first floor laundry, garage w/opener, fenced-in yard, $625/month plus utilities. 419-704-3897 For Sale or Rent, Beautiful Perrysburg - 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo, 2 car garage, fleshly painted, $1,150/mo. 419-345-6438 Genoa – efficiency apartment, all utilities paid, $295/mo., 419-855-7250


Woodville, OH. Large 2 bedroom apt. comes with refrigerator/stove, washer/dryer hookup, $625/mo. +deposit. 419-862-2867

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Genoa twinplex, 2 bedroom, washer/dryer hookup, no pets allowed, $485/mo. 419-277-1749.

Genoa, 2-bedroom apartment, newer windows/furnace, $575/month plus deposit/utilities, no pets. 419260-7879.


Genoa, Large upper 1 bed. apt., uiltities included, no smoking/pets. $500/mo +deposit. 419-855-7684 Genoa-small 1-bedroom house, no steps, W/D hookup, A/C, $550/month plus deposit/utilities. 419-855-4411

Wheeling Street Is Open

So Are We! Easy In - Easy Out! $99 Move In Call for new tenant rate 1105 S. Wheeling


Gibsonburg, 3 bedroom home, appliances, C/A, patio, garage, no pets/smoking. $700/mo, +First/Last/ Deposit. 419-559-7235 Millbury, new units on the market, totally remodeled, spacious 2 bedroom, 1½ bath +bonus makeup room, washer/dryer hookup, no pets. $625/mo 419-260-7583

OREGON ARMS 2 bedrooms, spacious, patio, appliances, low deposit, car port available, C/A, laundry facilities on site. $495/mo. + utilities; 2 bedroom all electric unit $485/mo.

Visit us on our website at: Call 419-972-7291 419-277-2545 Reno Beach Area, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Large Kitchen with Dining Room, New Paint/Flooring, A/C, Oregon Schools, Lake access, No Pets, $900/mo., References a must. 419-836-8740 ask for Red or Paulette. Small 2 bedroom apartment, 107 Main Street, Genoa, $475/mo., 419-855-4600 Small, clean 2-bedroom apartment, ½ upstairs/downstairs duplex, Gibsonburg, in town, no pets/smoking, all appliances included. $385/month + deposit/utilities. 419-637-2810 Walbridge – 107 Blair, 2 bedroom townhouse, washer/dryer hookup, no pets, $525/mo. + deposit, 419666-3809 Walbridge, 106 Blair, 2 bedroom townhouse, $500/mo + deposit, no pets. 419-666-3809

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1 bedroom $405 2 bedroom $495 2 & 3 bedroom Townhomes starting at $599

419-698-1717 3101 Navarre Ave., Oregon


Piccadilly East Apartments * 1 Bed $400 * 2 Bed $500

• Oregon Schools • No Deposit • No Gas Bill • Small Pets OK! • Storage Units On Site

419-693-9391 Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. 11am-4pm 2750 Pickle Rd., Oregon Visa & MasterCard Accepted

Your New Home For 2013 Ask about our specials •Oregon Schools • Pool • Intercom entry • Washer/Dryer hookups • Cat Friendly

Featuring 1 bedroom apt. $425 2 bedroom apt. $495 2 bed. Townhouse $625 “Make your first Big Move!”

EASTWYCK APTS. 3148 Corduroy Rd. Oregon, Ohio 419-691-2944

Bob McIntosh “Pick the Best”

419-260-9350 Em: Website: Over One Thousand closed transactions “Put my people pleasing experience to work for you”

PUBLIC AUCTION BY ORDER OF COURT APPOINTED RECEIVER 17,000 SqFt Professional Plaza w/ 5 Suites on 2 Ac Tues, April 30th, 2013 @ 12PM Location: 500 Commerce Park Blvd, Northwood, OH 43619 At the Corner of St Rt 51 (Woodville Rd)

Michelle Amlin, Auctioneer Re/Max Preferred 419-867-7653


Very Attractive Professional Plaza - Well constructed, good visibility, easy access, & lots of parking. 2 Buildings - 1 Building offers 9,968 SqFt w/ a single tenant occupying the entire space. 1 Building offers 7,112 SqFt w/ 4 Suites & 3 tenants, 1 suite currently vacant. Producing good income, each unit has separate utilities, well decorated & maintained. Built in 2006 offers desirable curb appeal, stucco exterior, & more. Look it over & be prepared. This is an ideal investment property w/ good cash flow in a good location & a modern installation. Terms: 10% Down Day of Sale, Balance at Closing. 2% Buyers Premium to be added to final bid to determine final contract price. VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOME Skutch Arlow LLC Receiver Steve Skutch - Member Wood County Common Pleas Case# 2012LF0106

WILSON AUCTION & REALTY CO., LTD. 825 N. Main St., Bryan, OH 43506/419-636-5500 241 S. Main St., Bowling Green, OH 43402 419-354-7653 Toll Free 866-870-5500

Call Bob Bruning at 419-287-4484 for your personal tour.

Deadline: Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. 419-836-2221 or 1-800-300-6158 - (Closed Fridays) Delivered to - 36,047 Homes, businesses and newstands in Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky & Wood Counties 


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


Avon Reps Needed. Earning Potential Unlimited. $10.00 Starter Kit. Call for Appointment 419-666-5680 Café Manager RVI, Inc., providing services to individuals with disabilities, is searching for a full-time Café Manager. Must have 2-5 years experience in restaurant management. Must have HS Diploma or GED and valid driver's license. Ability to multi-task in fast-paced, noisy environment with skills in leadership, organization, and professionalism. Salary based on experience. Submit resume to RVI, Inc. Attn: Human Resources 8380 W. St. Rt. 163 Oak Harbor 43449 or fax (419) 898-1141. CNAs/STNAs Caring, dependable people needed to provide care to seniors. Flexible hours and competitive pay. Car and great attitude required. Call Senior Helpers 419-898-1090 CRYOGENIC TRANSPORTATION LLC is hiring Class A CDL DRIVERS out of Monclova, OH for our LOCAL & OTR (14-21 days out) positions! We offer competitive pay, medical benefits for you and your family, paid training on product handling, paid uniforms, paid vacations, 401K & MORE! 2 years tractor-trailer experience, Tank & Hazmat endorsements (or ability to obtain) & safe driving record required. APPLY NOW at or call (800) 871-4581 CRYOGENIC TRANSPORTATION LLC is hiring a MECHANIC out of Monclova, OH! Hiring schedule: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00AM to 7:30PM. We offer competitive pay, medical benefits for you & your family, paid training, paid uniforms, paid vacations, 401K & MORE! Applicants must have their own tools and a valid CDL. APPLY NOW at or call (800) 871-4581 Drivers CDL-A: Lots of Miles. Great Pay/Benefits & Bonuses.Dedicated Team Route, 5400mi/wk, Home Weekly. No Slip Seat. No Touch, Newer Equipment. 877-7238932 Drivers: Pay up to $.40 per Mile! Chromed Out Trucks With APU's, 70% Drop & Hook. CDL-A & 6 Mos. Exp. Req. 888-406-9046 Drivers: Want a Professional Career? Haul Flatbed Loads for Trinity Logistics Group! Earn $.41-.51cpm! CDL-A w/2yrs Exp. EEO/AA 800628-3408

ABSOLUTE AUCTION Thursday, April 25th at 5:30 p.m. 1601 Glenross

Great 3 bed, 1 bath home with full basement and detached garage. Perfect starter home or investment opportunity!


Auctioneers: Wayne M. Wilson CAI, Brent J. Wilson CAI, Denver N. Geitgey CAI, Fred Nott, Keith Whitman, William H. Retcher, Shad T. Ridenour CAI, Richard Reed, Rick Roth, Bart Westfall, Justin VanAlstine

EAST SIDE Entry Level Assembly & Manufacturing Positions We are recruiting for entry level assembly and manufacturing jobs. Great Opportunity for long term positions that can possibly lead to hire. This is your chance to work full time and make $8.00 per hour. All shifts available. Drug and Bkg checks will be conducted. HS Diploma or GED is required. Email resume to or fax to 419-893-6245. MANPOWER 419-893-4413 HOUSE CLEANING Looking for dependable, reliable, professional people to clean Monday-Friday. Must pass background check, drug test, must have valid drivers license. Call The Maids at 419-873-0949, 9am-2pm for information. EOE Local CDL “A” DRIVERS Hourly work 2nd shift work Benefits 419-725-7167

Looking for full-time Service Tech. Must have 3-5 yrs. experience in air conditioning, heating, plumbing and electrical. Paid vacation, insurance and 401K benefits. Send resume to: 130 Locust St., Oak Harbor, OH. 43449 or call 419-898-3211 ask for Pat. Need experienced part-time presser for pant/utility/shirt immediately. Call Danny at 419-693-0061 to apply. (Martinizing)


Now Hiring! Are you compassionate, helpful, and patient? Have you ever considered a career working with people with disabilities? If so, we might have the right career for you! We are looking for some great people to serve the needs of individuals with DD. Current openings for FT and PT. Must have diploma or GED. Additional training provided. Competitive wages. Submit an application to: RVI, Inc. Attn: Human Resources at 8380 W. SR 163 Oak Harbor. Fax 419-898-1141 Applications can be found online at Part-time childcare position 25-30 hours/week, experience preferred. Contact Nehama, 419-697-5605. CPR/FA preferred. Part-time Delivery Driver wanted, with insured cargo van or pick up with cap, Northwest Ohio area. Must be able to lift 50#. Retirees welcomed. 440-343-1046 Receptionist/Secretary. Quickbooks experience required. Pay based on qualifications. Please mail resume to: P.O. Box 169- H, Millbury, OH 43447,. SALES OPPORTUNITY NABF College World Series media publications/sponsorship. Commission only. Call 419-936-3887, leave name and phone number. Windsor Lane Healthcare is seeking qualified STNA's to work in our growing facility. Accepting applications for all shifts. Apply within @ 355 Windsor Lane, Gibsonburg, OH, 43431. 419-637-2104.

HELP WANTED SCREENPRINTER AND PART TIME GRAPHIC ARTIST Send resume to P.O. Box 197 Elmore, OH 43416 or email to


Truck Driving Schools Day - Eve - Weekend Class Job Placement

Perrysburg 419-837-5730 Norwalk 419-499-2222

Turnpike Service Plazas are hiring for:


Hiring for All Shifts and Shift Managers Part time Positions Available

• Competitive Wages • Meal Discounts • Flexible Hours Applicants will be considered for all concepts

Apply @

Blue Heron Plaza

Wyandot Plaza

419-855-3478 419-855-7239



Are you in need of a housekeeper, I do general/deep housecleaning also run errands (doctor's appointments, groceries, etc), or just some companionship for your loved one or just someone to provide loving pet care in your home while you're gone? Flexible hours and competitive wage. 419-464-5826. Are you in need of care for yourself or a loved one? I can provide the help you need for all levels of patients, including alzheimer's. Qualified, experienced and CNA certified. Count on me to assist you with rehab or respite care of any kind. Available most days for 4 hours or more. Call and we will assest your needs. 419-720-9234 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 Handy Man looking for Work Home repairs, Painting, Concrete, Plumbing, Siding, Windows, Gas Lines, Sub pumps. 24 years experience and fully insured. 419-307-0548 LPN 30 years experience with the elderly, will care for your loved one in their home. Please call Carla 567-249-6056




Seeking work for in home health care in the greater Toledo area. I have several years of experience and can care for any ability level providing daily personal needs with compassion. I am dependable with reliable transportation. 419-206-9056


Child care in my Millbury home, with references, non-smoking, free meals, CPR Certified, lots of TLC. 419-836-7672. Childcare in my Oregon home, 24/7, playroom inside with large playground outside, Non-smoking, Meals provided, 21 years experience. Very friendly. References available. 419-691-2146

Antiques, furniture, lamps, paintings, pottery. Stony Ridge Antiques. 419-837-3068 and 419-837-5490

"The Northwestern Ohio Christian Youth Camp is receiving bids to install an EPA required sewer system on our grounds near McCutchenville, Ohio. If you are a licensed, experienced professional who would be interested in offering a bid, you are welcome to call (567) 274-8695."


Thanks St. Jude, Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Anne and all for prayers answered. jah



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


Join us for the Gospel music of The Cross Carriers on Sat., April 20th, at 6:00pm & Sun., April 21 st, at 11:00am, Athens Missionary Baptist Church, 101 Breckman Street, Walbridge, Ohio

Child care providers! Summer child care needed. Kids will be getting out of school. Let more than 33,000 homes know that you offer this special service. The Press will be running our Summer Child Care Providers in the Classified Section the week of April 29th and May 6th (after 1st week, 2nd week will be ½ off). If you would like to be listed in this special section call 419-836-2221 or 1-800300-6158 or e-mail:

or stop by

The Press 1550 Woodville Rd. Millbury, OH. 43447 Deadline: Wednesday, April 24th at 4:00pm - $20.00 (1�ad) (Open Mon.-Thurs. 9-5)


Jen's House Cleaning and Elder Care, will do errands and general housework when needed. 419-6983421

* Antiques * Buying all types and estates, including old toys, advertising items, Watches. 419-351-7014 or 419-6915808

$ Buying WANTED $ all items Gold - Silver - Platinum • Coin Collections • Pocketwatches • Old Wristwatches Michael Tadsen Jewelers 4201 Woodville Rd., Northwood



Electrical Service Changes from fuses to breakers, 100/200 etc., House Wiring Specialist, 567-277-5333 (local)

For Your Wedding Grosjean Photography Call Ken or LaRae at 419-836-9754 Hardwood Furniture Repair and Refinishing Custom Furniture, Cabinets and Gifts Affordable and Experienced (419) 205-7682

Have Scissors/Will Travel Experienced hair care that comes to homebound disabled persons. All hair services provided. Available 5 days a week. Servicing Oregon, Genoa, Walbridge, Perrysburg Twp, and South Toledo Call Patty K. at 419-283-9628 Tracker Company Home Maintenance Interior/Exterior Painting, Plumbing, Decks Drywall Repair, Electrical Call Dave @ 419-266-5793


BAY AREA Looking for Clean Fill Dirt? Rock bottom prices. Free delivery. Bobcat services available. Call MIKE 419-350-8662 DON GAMBY EXTERIOR DECORATORS Vinyl & Aluminum Siding, Gutters, Awnings, Windows, Roofing, Shutters, Pre-cast Stone, Custom Design Decks Licensed, Bonded & Insured

419-862-2359 42 Years Experience Hardwood Flooring, Refinishing, Installation, and Repair Work. 18-yrs experience. Call Kyle 419-343-3719

LOT FOR SALE $34,900




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



Retail/Office or Salon for Lease 1,050 Sq. Ft. in Walbridge $500 p/mo. + deposit & utilities Call 419-392-8968



Name given of approved contractor with an order from Schroeder-Younker Lumber. Call 419-693-0525


General house cleaning and offices. Reasonable, 30 yrs. experience and referenses. 419-6661753 Linda's House Cleaning Service Why pay those high prices? Dependable • Honest Reasonable • Free Estimates 419-705-0667


A.A. COLLINS CONSTRUCTION & RENTAL PROPERTIES Basement Waterproofing Concrete • Roofing Interior • Exterior Lawncare • Stone & Dirt Hauling Bobcat Service • Espaniol Rob 419-322-5891


*Outdoor Power Equipment Repair & Service For the Home, Lawn, Farm & Garden Generators, Riding Mowers, Log Splitters, Trimmers, Edgers, Chainsaws, Lawnmowers, Leaf Blowers, etc. Track Record of Professional Service and Happy Customers Reasonable Rates 419-260-8990

1 Sharp Cut! No Contract, One Free Cut with referral, Free Quotes, 419-206-0302 Bayshore Lawn Care Spring Cleanups Mowing • Trimming • Edging Mulching, Etc. Complete Lawn Service Residential/Commercial Free Estimates • Senior Discounts Call Jasin 419-654-3752 Bros That Mow Reasonable prices with an excellent cut. Contact us at 419-206-7310. Ed's Mowing, Complete Lawn Service and Bush Trimming, No contracts. 419-693-9614 or 419-3491266 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 8 Years of Service Check us out on Facebook Spring Cleanups -Lawn Mowing Small Landscape *Honest *Reliable *Insured

Cosgrove & Sons Lawn Service Call Jim 419-490-3401 or 419-726-1450

BAY AREA *Landscaping *Yard leveling *Demolition *Hauling *Bobcat services. We have great clean fill dirt! Exceptionally cheap prices! "Free Delivery" CALL MIKE at 419-350-8662

Spring is almost here folks! Get your appointments scheduled now for your springtime yard rolling and garden rototilling. Tired of mowing around unsightly tree stumps in your yard? I can grind it down for you. I'm fully insured. Call Brett's Stumpgrinding and More 419-466-5731.

ERIE SHORES LAWN & LANDSCAPING Lawn Mowing & Landscaping Service Senior/Military Discounts Free Estimates - Great Rates Member of BBB 419-698-5296 419-944-1395


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

PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPING *Landscape Design *Retaining Walls *Decorative Paver Patio's *Sprinkler System Install and Service “Free Estimates� 15% disc if job okayed by 4/15 Mark 419-392-3669

Serving All Areas Residential/Commercial Spring – 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

Supreme Lawn Care & Snow Removal Commercial • Residential 28 Years in Business Spring/Fall Cleanups Bobcat Service Small Yard, Small Mower Hauling Hedge & Bush Trimming Mulch & Stone, Dirt Landscaping Garden Rototilling Free Estimates Residentials $25 and Up Fully Insured Senior & Military Discounts 419-467-8586


Luther Home of Mercy, a residential facility for adults with DD, located in Williston, is searching for a Seasonal Lawncare/Landscaping Tech to supervise and transport our residents to various LHM sites to complete lawn care. This position’s hours vary per day as needed Monday Friday (20-40 hrs/wk) with no benefits. Must have a valid driver’s license with less than six (6) points and able to lift 50#. DD experience preferred but not required. Apply at 5180 N. Main St., Williston OH 43468, fax 419-725-5182 or visit our website at to complete an application.

Great Golf Course View 85’ x 175’ Call (419) 461-3718

Turf Tiger Lawncare & Snow Removal Commercial & Residentials *Senior Discount* Fully Insured Lawncare • Landscaping Trimming • Spring/Fall Cleanup Affordable • 17 Years Experience References Available Upon Request 419-260-1213

ALL THINGS CONCRETE Specialize in Large & Small Jobs Also Tear-out Work • Steps • Porches • Walks • Slabs • Patios, etc. Also Masonry Work Waterproofing, New & Repairs 419-265-2590

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.

Affordable roofing, garages, flat roofs, new roofs or repairs, big or small, licensed, insured, 419-2424222 FREE ESTIMATES. J & D Roofing Commercial and Residential All Types ,Re-roof and Repair Senior Discount/Free Estimates Reasonable 419-836-9863 Michael's Roofing and Construction All types and any repairs. 30 yrs. Experience Free Estimates 419-836-1620

*Flat Pours *Stamped *Tuck point All other concrete and masonry services. “Free Estimates� 15% off if job okayed by 4/15 Mark 419-392-3669



House Painting Exterior – Interior Guaranteed In-House Financing No Credit Check Credit Cards Accepted In Business Since 1975 15% Discount With Ad Free Estimates Roofing, Driveway Sealing Waterproofing Pressure Wash your Home 419-801-9095 KNIERIEM PAINTING & WALLPAPERING EXTERIOR-INTERIOR Painting & wall papering; Interior wood refinishing; man lifts; airless spray; power wash & blasting; silicone seal; refinishing aluminum siding; residential; church, farm. EXPERIENCED FREE ESTIMATES *SENIOR & WINTER RATES* 419-862-2000 GRAYTOWN OR 419-697-1230 NORTHWOOD

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


ALL COMPLETE PLUMBING *Sump Pumps *Broken Pipes *Hot Water Tanks *Drain Clean All other plumbing needs and drainage tile. Mark 419-392-3669


Ivan's Tree Service Serving Toledo & Surrounding Counties for 32 years! Rated A+ from BBB Free Estimates & Reasonable Rates *Expert Removal *Trimming *Shaping *Complete Clean-Up Fully Insured. 419-693-9964 PERKINS TREE SERVICE REMOVAL & TRIMMING Full clean-up Stump grinding Fully Insured - Free Estimates CALL BUDDY PERKINS 419-340-8686 Tree Stump Removal by Machine, Reasonable rates. 30 Years experience. Call Denny 419-283-0055


Skyway Drive-In FLEA MARKET

OPENING Sunday - May 5, 2013 Located: On U.S. Rte 20 8 miles West of Fremont 5 miles East of Woodville Vendors do not need reservations.


BAY AREA Looking for Clean Fill Dirt? Rock bottom prices. Free delivery. Bobcat services available. Call MIKE 419-350-8662

"Serving all of N.W. Ohio"



BOWLING GREEN 12406 Cross Creek Rd. April 27th 8:30am – 4pm Lots of kids stuff! Toys, Baby Furniture, Supplies and Girls Clothes 0-5T.


Lot prices start in the low $20’s Located off Bradner Rd. Near St. Rt. 579 Owner financing available RON GLADIEUX DEVELOPER

Call DON ZIEGELHOFER 419-697-3360 or 419-376-1751

Do you want to be paid for your efforts? Are you a hard worker? Do you have a great attitude?

Come to Mathews Ford’s Job Fair! Wed. April 24th 1-7pm Holiday Inn Express - Navarre Ave.

Eagle’s Landing Lot #142



No experience necessary-We train the right people for this sales position. Potentially earn $60-80K your first year. Call 419-698-4444, ask for Joe for more info.


Toledo Restaurant Training Center C.H.E.F Program Culinary & Hospitality Educational Fundamentals

Register Now! Classes Begin May 20th Financial Aid Available 419-241-5100 School Registration No. 08-08-1860T



EAST TOLEDO 2305 Caledonia April 27th & 28th 9am to 5pm Huge Garage Sale! Collectibles, Housewares, Clothing, Electronics, Antiques, Furniture, Music, Movies, Tools and Outdoor Equipment. GENOA 941 S. Billman Road April 25, 26 & 27 Thurs. Fri. & Sat. Rain or Shine! Vintage water cans, womens clothing (8-12), floral & vases, jewelry, houehold items, craft items, Mother's Day gifts, Harley parts, tools & much more! MARTIN HUGE MOVING SALE PART 2 Rest of Barn Areas Cleaned Out! 5681 N. NISSEN RD. (off 579) April 26, 27, & 28 8am to 6pm Tools, Nuts, Bots, Hunting Items, Fishing , DVD's $2.00, CD's $1,00, Mower & Weeder Parts, Antiques, Dresser Pulls & Wheels, House Hold & More! 50 Years of Hording!

NORTHWOOD 1968 W. Pointe Drive (Off Curtice) April 25-27 8:30 – 1pm Multi Family! Lots of Miscellaneous! Too much to mention! OREGON 3154 Flame Drive Wed., April 24 th & Thurs., April 25th 9am to 4pm Name Brand Girls Clothing – Sizes 2T to Junior, Wicker Patio Set , Toddler Beds, Desk, Toys, Games, Jumper, Books, Household items and More!

OREGON 3371 Seaman (at Coy) Friday April 26 (9-4) Saturday April 27 (9-noon) Electric range, clothes, household items, too much to mention!

NORTHWOOD Moving Sale! 3425 Piper Drive Off Coy April 27 (9-5)

Fork Lift Friday Forklift training each Friday. Call Penta Career Center for more information at


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

Charter Bus Tours May 21-23 Niagara Falls (USA side) & Erie canal plus extras. $449. (Maumee PU) Call for new fliers.

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

Buying Quality Antiques, From single to whole estates, Also old toys, advertising items, watches, pottery419-351-7014


    Cabbage Patch Dolls $5 each and other Collectibles. 419-855-7038. Commercial Scotsman Ice Machine (Model B-5309) Call 419-4660571 for additional information. Ideal for Club or Restaurant. POND – Everything to put in a garden pond 8' x 15' x 3' deep. Sandstone, liner, filter & pump. You disassemble & haul. Originally $1,600. Selling for $500. 419-898-6878.



The Press Five Finger Discount

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Australian Shepherd puppies-7 weeks old, 1-male red tri, 5 females, 1 red tri female, 2 blue tri's, 2 red mural's, Shots, wormed, $250/Tri's, $300/Mural's 419-367-5045.



Jeff Berger Lifetime Member of Our Community

Free Kittens to good home. Happy, healthy, and litter trained. See pics at Helena/Gibsonburg area. 419-3410039

419-693-3000 419-349-5164

3000 Dustin Rd. Oregon, OH

Classified line ad $5.00 per week per item, on merchandise of $100 and under, 15 word limit, 20¢ each additional word. 1550 Woodville Rd. Millbury, OH. 43447 Call 419-836-2221 or 1-800-300-6158




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


2006 530i BMW, Black/Black Leather Interior, Loaded, Navigation System, 115,000mi., $13,950. Great Condition. 419-913-6686

Hi my name is Skyy! Want to play? I am a sweet older girl who would love to find a family to call my own. I would make a great walking partner and I walk well on a leash. 60+ of my friends and I are available for adoption at the Lucas County Dog Warden - 410 S Erie St, Tol 419.213.2800 - open Mon-Fri 10-6 and Sat 10-5. Adoptable pooches can be v i e w e d o n P e t f i n d e r. c o m , a t, and on the LCDW Facebook page. The Dog Warden is always looking to recruit more volunteers to walk and play with the adoptable dogs, and donations are always welcome - old blankets, towels, dog treats and toys. Upcoming Events - May 4&5 The Fido and Feline Fiesta Mega Adoption Event, at the Lucas County Rec Center, 10-3 both days to try to place even more animals in loving homes.

2008 Honda Accord V6 Ex-L-Navigation, 55,000mi., Interior Gray, Exterior Blue, Sunroof, Excellent Condition. $17,000. 419-698-1080

2008 Cadillac DTS Luxury Edition

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2000 Dodge Conversion Van, 318 V8, 4 captains sets, good storage, well maintained. $3,350. 419-367-8977

8' Truck Camper, sleeps 4. $350 419-862-3440


* a 15 word classified ad * runs for 4 weeks in the Metro & Suburban Press and the World Wide Web

ATV mini doonbuggy, like new, $750 OBO. 419-833-5503


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

$30per item *General Merchandise only *No Refunds on this special

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


2010 Coachmen, 28ft Bunkhouse Travel Trailor, Sleeps 7-9, must see! $11,900 OBO. 419-787-8826.


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BOAT SLIP FOR SALE OR RENT. Anchor Pointe Marina. (B-8), Maintenance free, deck included. $2,500/OBO. 419-467-3354.

2005 Flagstaff travel trailer, 31ft, superslide, bunkhouse, 4-season, sleeps 10, $9700. 419-356-7435

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1988 32' Fourwinns Express Cruiser ,aft cabin, twin 350/260 Mercruisers, Volvo out drives, extra set of props, new batteries, hot water tank, stove/fridge/microwave, tv/cd & am/fm stereo, A/C, heat, Garmin GPS, Raython Radar, Full Cockpit canvas, Sleeps 6, asking $10,500 OBO, 419-467-3354 22 Ft. Grady - White, Tournament Model with a V6, 175hp Johnson outboard; EZ Load Trailer $5,000. 419-836-8450


1989 38ft Overland Motor Home with full basement. Runs good, easily sleeps 6+, $13,000. OBO 419-261-3543 1990 Southwind, 33ft, clean, good condition, trade for smaller motor home or sell $10,000. 419-6911717

Burkin Self Storage • Camper Storage Inside & Outside

• Inside Auto Storage • Personal Storage

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

Contents Auction April 27, 2013 (10:00 AM) 17710 Moline Martin Road, Graytown, Ohio 43432

76K Miles, Elderly Owner Asking $16,900 OBO Call 419-343-8770 For Showing

RAPID PRINTING RETIREMENT AUCTION 12:30 PM MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013 12:30 PM PREVIEW: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM DAY OF AUCTION LOCATION: RAPID PRINTING, 186 S. MAIN ST. BOWLING GREEN, OHIO Directions: From North - Take I-75 S exit 181 toward Bowling Green. Turn right onto E Wooster St/OH-64 Go approximately 1.7 miles. Turn left onto S. Main St/OH-25. 186 S. Main will be on the right. WATCH FOR AUCTION SIGNS! PRESSES & MISC PRINTING EQUIPMENT: ABDICK CTP Unit DPM 2340 with RIP NEC Multisync 97F Serial #49-503, Model #2148000 selling with NEC Scanmaster including plates and chemicals; Accu Sync 125F; ROSSBACK Two Headed Auto Stitcher; AB DICK #9890D with Swing Away & Head; AB DICK 9810 Printing Press with ROYSE Continuous Damper & Swing Away T Head; “Parts Pressâ€?; AB DICK 9995 Printing Press w/Brand New Ink Rollers; NUARC Flip Top Plate Maker Model #FT26L Serial #88M74-6; PELOUZE Scale; ACCUFAST KT Tabbing Machine; NEW HERMES Engraving Machine with Misc Supplies; CorneRounder; DOUTHITT Light table 38x48; Light Table 41x32; COUNT Numbermatic M121 with Two Numbering Heads; Single Head Stitcher; Jogging Table; CHAMPION CHALLENGE 30 ½ inch Cutter; APS Shrink Wrapper; GRAPHIC THREE 18â€? Laminating Machine; Padding Press; BAUM Folder Model #2018 with Right Angle Attachment; PIONEER Toledo Corp Single Headed Paper Drill; Stand Alone Envelope Feeder; Manuals for all machines. OFFICE FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT: Oak table 32x46. Misc furniture; Sauder Desk System; Partitions; Conference Table; Laser Printers; B&W Copier, B&W Fax; Business Class Laser Suger G3; Custom Built Front Counter 60x36; Steel Shelving; File Cabinets; Red Workstation. MISC: CAMPBELL HAUSFELD Air Compressor; Refrigerator; Microwave; Large Floor Fan;Assorted Envelopes, Paper, Ink; Two Wheel Carts. Photos, full advertisement, and directions are posted on under Auctioneer ID #32031. TERMS: Cash, or good check (with proper I. D.), day of auction; no goods removed until settled for. NO BUYERS PREMIUM!


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TODD W. SCHLING AUCTION CO., LLC Todd W. Schling, Auctioneer Bill Davies, Assisting Auctioneer 5701 Strail Road Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 Phone: 419/260/9371 or 419/466/4591 Email: Website:

Household: Oak King size bed w/dresser, chest of drawers & nite stand, Double bed & dresser, twin bed, sofas, La-Z- Boy recliners & rocker recliner, round 3-leg Ethan Allen table, End tables, corner china cabinet, 2 door jelly cabinet, kitchen table & chairs, book case, lamps, sweepers, linens, sewing basket, portable sewing machine, card tables & chairs. Collectibles: Old small rocker, Lincoln Logs, metal box w/key, cow bell, Aladdin Lamp, porcelain top table, coffee grinder, small milk can, porcelain tea pot, 5-gal Western stoneware crock (Illinois), slaw cutter, wash board, Kitchen: Noritake set of 12, Corelle set, Table ware, small app. ,pots & pans, mixing bowls, cook books. Glass: Fiesta water pitcher, Paper weight & misc. glass. Goebel: Sweet music, “1976â€? Skier, “1964â€? Goose Girl, “1971â€? no. 377, “1971â€? Sensitive Hunter, “1961â€? Brother, “1962â€? Sister, Misc: Engineers compass, Bausch & Lomb 20x7110LK, Vivitar Telescope, Olympus camera w/several lenses, 7x35 binoculars, Radio controlled Marine police boat, Radio controlled cars, Micro Chopper wireless indoor helicopter, life like train & track, Tyco Super Duper Double Looper, NBA Bas-ket, 200 in one electronics project lab, Kites & Kiting magazines, kids toys- (Star Wars), toybox, chess set, holiday dec. pictures & frames, hat collection, children's books, Mack Bolan book collection, magazines Car, Mustang, Model airplanes, V. W. and others, C B base & C B , Nascar: Nascar stock cars, cars, stands, magazines, trading cards, Nascar Mega block, kit, posters & pictures. Radio Controlled Airplanes: Fly Zone, Free Fly Model, Bi-Plane, Harbor Cub 8.4 volt AC/DC charger, Condor 2 channel radio, School yard scale J-3 Cub, SDM Yellow Bee & others. Garage: Cub Cadet #2145 rider w/bagger, lawn sweeper, two wheel trailer(40â€?x48â€?)Craftsman 12â€? ban saw, Central 14â€?x40â€? wood lathe, lathe tools, Lincoln AC 225 Welder, 10â€? Delta professional table saw, 13â€? Delta 2 speed planer, Power Back 7hp. 5250 watt generator, Elec. Hoist, 3ton chain fall, Toro 4ph. Lawn mower w/bagger, 4 BF Goodrich p225 70R15 on Cragar rims, cargo hauler for pickup, propane30,000 Reddy heater, 2 floor jack, 2 shop vac, Craftsman open& box end wrenches, S&K, Craftsman Âź â€?,3/8 â€?&1/2 “ sockets, Reg. & metric & impact, pipe& adj., Elec. Tools, sanders - belt, vibrating, palm, saws, drills, biscuits cutter, Craftsman 7 ½ “ table saw, saber saw, cordless drills, brad nailer, tool boxes, air tools, Pneumatic cylinder, 500 watt inverter, drill bits, wood chisels, misc. tools, clamps, spray & detail guns, brass hammers, torque wrench, dado blades, saw blades, metal detector, ladders, wheel barrow, elec. Motors, lead tow bar, 2 wheel dollies, yard tools, B-B-Q grill & tanks, galvanized tubs, V W hood, doors & parts, pop up canopy & other garage items, Brownie & Challenger bike, 2 push scooters, 2 round sleds, rods & reels, nets & tackle and more. Go to # 4464 or for complete list & pictures.

TERMS: cash/check ID for bid number.

Items sold as is where is. No warranty!



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