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Eliminating hardbound textbooks By J. Patrick Eaken Press Staff Writer

There will be times when the teachers tell them, ‘Hey listen, it’s screens up’ or ‘screens down’

Oregon School officials said at a December board meeting they’ve noticed more students leaving school without their back packs. There’s no longer as much of a need for textbooks to do homework. The same is happening at other districts which have a long term goal of eliminating textbooks and replacing them with digital learning. Oregon and Eastwood schools have joined the technology race and are supplying students with devices such as iPads, laptop computers, and learning software. In Oregon, a five-year technology plan is in its early stages with Fassett Junior High students being given access to their own personal iPads this year. In 2014-15, Clay High School students will be provided with a laptop computer. The two districts are recipients of the state’s Straight A Fund Grant, collectively garnering, in collaboration with other learning centers, more than $1 million to spearhead technology and assessment programs.

Eastwood collaborated with Perrysburg, Springfield, Rossford, Maumee, Anthony Wayne districts as well as a local university and an educational service center. “We are forming a collaborative partnership to help develop online content, whether it be textbooks or resources, for classroom teachers basically with the goal that we will not have to continue to purchase hardbound textbooks,” Eastwood Superintendent Brent Welker said. Welker says the grant application had

to show how developing online content would save the district money. The grant will provide $855,583 toward the sevendistrict collaborative. ‘Screens up’ The Eastwood district has already purchased laptop computers for students in grades 8-12, which changes the classroom environment by leaps and bounds compared to when their parents and grandparents attended school. “There will be times when the teachers tell them, ‘Hey listen, it’s screens up’ or ‘screens down,’” Welker said. “Basically, the goal is to be creating content for class, let them have access to resources, hopefully creating more interactive lessons and basically taking instruction outside the classroom day.” Welker says grant funds are to develop online content for 10 study areas, including Biology, freshman Science, Algebra I and II, Geometry, English (for classes 9, 10, and 11), Government and American History classes. “Those are the areas we are target-

Officials of the Sandusky County Park District anticipate advertising in the next two weeks for contract bids for constructing a nature center building at Creek Bend Farm Park. Steve Gruner, director of the park district, said the planned 4,000-square-foot. $1.5 million facility will likely be open by September or October 2014 at the park, which is located in the Village of Lindsey. “It’s going to be a busy year,” he said. “We’re going to be on an aggressive schedule to get this up and going. Our fundraising efforts are going to continue in earnest through March. If we need to continue after that we will but we hope to have it completed by then.” Gruner credited a two-pronged fundraising effort for getting the project off the drawing board. “The park district board over the last 10 years has been setting aside money and committed half of the $1.5 million,” he said. Those funds came from rental fees, donations and revenue from wetland mitigation projects. Once the district reached its goal of earmarking $750,000 for the project, it then launched a public fundraising campaign and last August announced Joe and Sharon Wilson, of Clyde, were donating $100,000 toward construction costs. As of last week, Gruner said, the district has received about $421,000 in public donations and pledges, including the Wilson’s donation, which is one of the largest cash donations in the 40-year history of the park district. The building will contain a classroom and the park district has been consulting with the administrations of area school systems to ensure the room design is compatible with the science curricula of the schools. In addition, the center will house a library, window on wildlife room, open and covered decks, an exhibit area, office and restrooms. Gruner said the center will enable the

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Recycling “nice” Ottawa-Sandusky-Seneca County Joint Solid Waste Management District is offering a reminder to those planning to deposit items in the 41 recycling drop-off sites throughout the three-county area – not everything received during the holiday season is recyclable. The district has issued “Naughty” and “Nice” lists for recyclers: “Nice” items suitable for recycling include: • Wrapping paper (not foil) • Gift boxes, gift bags (not foil) • Cardboard wrapping paper rolls • Cardboard boxes • Christmas cards & envelopes • Newspapers and sale ads • Junk mail “Naughty” items, which are not suitable for recycling, include: • Ribbons and bows • Tissue paper • Foil gift bags • Plastic bags • Aluminum pie and roasting pans For more information, call 1-888-8507222.

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Operating hours Effective Dec. 18, hours at the Wood County Child Support Enforcement Agency, located at 1940 East Gypsy Lane Rd., Bowling Green, are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Consumers who had utilized extended hours to make payments may do so over the phone or mail payments directly to the Child Support Payment Center (CSPC). For more information, call 419-3549270.

An artist rendering of the planned 4,000-square-foot. $1.5 million facility.

Park district to seek bids for nature center Continued from front page district to display more than 100 taxidermy specimens and offer hands-on nature programs for clubs and organizations as well as provide a base for the district’s volunteer programs. Hal Hawk, president of Crown Battery Manufacturing Co., and his wife, Diane, are donating $50,000 for the classroom and Gruner said the park district received a donation of $50,000 Thursday from the Knight-Baldwin Charitable Fund. The family of Glenn Maddy, a retired county extension agent, and his late wife, is pledging $25,000 in their name for a children’s activity area and Community Health

We’re going to be on an aggressive schedule to get this up and going.

The Wood County Park District will be accepting Christmas trees for recycling Thursday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Jan. 10. All decorations, including tinsel, should be removed from trees brought for recycling. Drop-off locations include: • William Henry Harrison Park, 644 Bierley Ave., Pemberville. • W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. • Wood County Park District Headquarters, 18729 Mercer Rd., Bowling Green.

System is pledging $10,000 for a nature trail.

Gruner said he’s been meeting with The Collaborative, a Toledo architectural firm, on the final design plans. The park covers 310 acres and the nature center will sit close to Muddy Creek. The impetus for a nature center at the park came from public meetings in 2004 followed by a planning process that gathered comments and ideas from hundreds of county residents. Community surveys indicated there was support for nature programs and displays. In a separate project, about eight years ago, the district restored a timber-frame barn on the park property and it plans to restore another barn at the site this spring.

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Patrol blitz on turnpike A four-day enforcement blitz on the Ohio Turnpike netted law enforcement officials drugs, handguns and nearly $30,000 in currency. The Ohio State Highway Patrol conducted the operation Dec. 16-19 between Toledo and Cleveland, making 238 traffic stops that resulted in seven drug arrests, two felony weapon arrests and three misdemeanor drug arrests. The patrol estimated the total value of the seized contraband at $218,557: • About 6 ½ pounds of marijuana • About two pounds of heroin • 28 grams of hashish • 1 gram of cocaine • 209 prescription pills • Two semi-automatic handguns • $29,487 in U.S. currency

New contract The Genoa school board and bargaining unit representing non-teaching employees have reached a tentative agreement on a new two-year contract, Dennis Mock, superintendent said. The agreement calls for a 1.5 percent raise for the 2013-14 school year plus a $150 stipend and a 1.25 percent raise for the 2014-15 year.

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A large model train is currently on display at the Sacred Heart Home, Oregon. The display runs until January 4th and is open to the public. Top photo, the holiday themed village was set up by Knights of Columbus River East Council members Matt Stapleton, left, and Terry Barraclough. Bottom photo, seated, Martha Knitz, James Pfledhaar, Grace Gabriel with her grandpa Gabe Gabriel, and back row, Ken Knitz, Sister Raymond, Sister Cecelia, Sister Andrea, and Sister Margaret enjoy the display. (Press photos by Ken Grosjean)


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By Kelly J. Kaczala Press News Editor Oregon Council in December approved a contract with Cash Services, LLC., Genoa, for furnishing labor, materials and equipment for the South Shore waterline replacement at Lakeview Avenue and Verdun Street. Bids for the project were opened on Nov. 21. Cash Services was among 10 companies that bid, according to Public Service Director Paul Roman. It submitted the lowest and best bid at $191,949. The city engineer’s estimate of the project was $224,000. Other companies that bid include: • Hank’s Plumbing & Heating, Toledo, $221,700; • Paschal Bihn & Son Excavating, LLC, Oregon, $234,901; • Geo Gradel Co., Toledo, $225,385.20; • Gleason Construction Co., Inc., Holland, $241,972; • Crestline Paving & Excavating Co., Inc., Toledo, $228,868; • KF Construction, LLC, Clyde, Ohio, $242,057; • Buckeye Excavating & Construction, Inc., Norwalk, Ohio, $233,045; • E.R. Zeiler Excavating, Inc., Temperance, Michigan, $291,532; • Salenbien Trucking & Excavating Inc., Dundee, Michigan, $220,760.

This project is one that has been contemplated by the city now for some time...We are within the budget. I look forward to this project being completed.

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“Cash Services has done a lot of waterline and sewer work here in the city,” he said. “These were competitive bids. The average price is around $127 per foot. When we’re looking at future replacement projects, keep in mind it’s expensive to replace waterlines,” Roman said to council. Lakeview Avenue and Verdun Street, he said, have been “known for rusty water complaints.” “And Verdun is definitely known for a lot of breaks. These were waterlines that were installed in the 30’s. This is a project I’ve wanted to get to for almost two years now. We finally have it done,” he said.

The project consists of 1,800 feet of waterline replacement. “You’re going from a 6 inch cast iron pipe to an 8 inch ductile iron pipe. The only problem we ran into is we needed an easement to loop the waterline between the streets,” he said. As a result, council also approved an agreement with Charles W. and Bonnie S. Berry, of Lakeview Avenue, for temporary and permanent storm sewer easements on their property for the waterline replacement. The five foot permanent easement goes along the South and East property line, “the shortest available route,” said Roman. “We’re also including drainage tile that will help drain the neighboring parcels.” The temporary easement allows the contractor during construction to use the driveway area as a staging area to construct the waterline and storm tile, he said The city paid $1,880 for the easements. “This project is one that has been contemplated by the city now for some time,” said Councilman Jerry Peach. “The amount that was budgeted is $224,000. We are within the budget. I look forward to this project being completed.” Council recently approved the 2014 budget, which includes a new program for waterline repairs. Council earmarked $800,000 for the program next year and is expected to continue funding the program in following years.

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Pemberville concert series offering silent film Jan. 4 The “Live in the House Concert Series” at the Pemberville Opera House continues Jan. 4 with a silent movie. “The Squaw Man” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. and feature Lynne Long on piano. The film, one of the first feature-length movies to be made in southern California, marked the start of Cecil B. DeMille’s career. He twice remade the film. Its stars journey to America on the high seas and travel out west where they meet

Native Americans. A shoot-out brings the film to a surprising and elaborately plotted resolution. Long, of Grand Rapids, is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and has maintained a private piano studio in her home where she teaches about 30 students. She is one of the two founding members of the Fayette Fine Arts Council and served on its executive committee. She has been a member of the Ohio Music Teachers Association for many years

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From detective to dispatcher; Long to try retiring again By Tammy Walro As the holiday approaches, Marlene Long is looking through her recipes, anxious to try out some new holiday dishes to showcase the bounty from her herb garden. Long, who retired Oct. 1 as a dispatcher with the Lake Township police and fire departments, is enjoying having the time to devote to her new hobbies. “I’m liking it,” she said. “Especially with the winter coming upon us. I worked from six at night until two in the morning or from four till midnight. “I don’t miss coming home in the dark in the winter. “As I got older, that was less fun.” Long began her career in law enforcement as a patrol officer with the Lake Township Police in 1978, the year the department was formed. Originally from Luckey, she had worked as a waitress and a factory worker, but had a longtime interest in law enforcement. “It was always in the back of my mind,” she said. Sponsored by the Luckey Police Department, she attended the Ohio Peace Officers Academy through Criminal Justice Technical Training Academy, which was housed at the Lucas County Jail. After serving four years as a patrol officer she became a detective, investigating a number of cases, including the abduction and assault of a young fuel clerk from a Lake Township truck stop in November 1988. The perpetrator, Oscar Ray Bolin was found, convicted and imprisoned in Ohio and was later extradited to Florida where he was found guilty of murdering three women. “He’s suspected in several more murders across the country,” Long said. “He’s on death row.” She was also among the investigators in the case of John Lach, the former Clay Center mayor convicted of murdering his estranged wife Elaine with a homemade pipe bomb rigged to a timed mechanism behind the driver’s seat of her car in April 1987.

Marlene Long Mrs. Lach had left her job at the Penney’s store at Woodville Mall and was traveling home on Woodville Road in Lake Township when the bomb detonated. “We went to talk to her at the hospital. She wasn’t able to talk, but she was able to respond by blinking her eyes and nodding her head,” she said. “She said that he had done this to her. She later died, but we were able to get her husband arrested for that.” After spending 15 years as a detective, Long took an early retirement in 1997 to care for her husband Ralph, who was diagnosed with cancer. “After he passed away, I stayed retired for six years, but I guess I missed it,” she said.

It was LisaAnne Gregg who encouraged her to come out of retirement. “She was dispatch supervisor, and she told me they needed help at that time,” Long said. “I had been thinking about going back – but not as an officer – and I thought dispatching would be good.” The job, working for Mercy Lifestar at the Lake Township Police Department, was like “going home,” she said, but dispatching was different, harder in some ways, than police work. “It’s a stressful job,” she said. “We dealt with three police departments and two fire departments plus members of the public. “You’re often required to make instant decisions,” she said. “You have to keep the callers on the phone and calm through

whatever situation they’re going through and you have to get the information out to the officer quickly so they can respond immediately. “The responders need to know what they’re going to and what situation they might be facing when they get there,” Long said, adding she felt her years with the Lake Township Police were invaluable to her as a dispatcher. She recalled her shift at the Lake Township Administration Building on the evening of June 5, 2010. “I and another dispatcher were working and one of the officers had come in from the road to check on the weather situation,” she said. “Two paramedics were at the other end of the building, watching the sky and saw a funnel cloud coming across the railroad tracks,” Long said. “They warned us across the radio and at that point, we dove for cover into a closet in the hallway,” she said. From the shelter of the closet, Long heard a man banging on the door. “He was screaming, ‘Help me, help me!” she said. “I said to the officer, ‘Somebody out there needs help,’ The officer left to try to get help, but by that time, the tornado was upon us and the building was coming down around us.” “When it calmed down and we came out of the rubble, I looked up and could see sky above us,” Long said. She recalled as she stepped out of the closet, the young man, Gerald Lathrop, grabbed her and pleaded for help finding his girlfriend, Bailey Bowman. The pair had been driving along State Route 795 and had made a dash for the administration building to seek shelter from the twister. “They went out and found the young woman in the yard,” Long said. ‘She didn’t make it. “And that was awful,” she said. After 10 years as a dispatcher, Long thought she’d try retirement again. “I’m looking forward to relaxing – getting ready for the holidays and spending time with family,” she said.

From cassette decks to car bombs, dispatcher’s career recalled By Larry Limpf News Editor It was 1980 when LisaAnne Gregg began working as a dispatcher at the Walbridge Police Department. The office used four or five cassette decks – each attached to a separate phone line – to record calls. Messages were written on a typewriter – fire calls in red ink and police calls in black – and a written log of every incoming call was maintained. Thirty-three years and two other police agencies later, Gregg can look back at a dispatching career that saw so much change in technology even she is amazed. “Now you get in a computer and just digitally bring reportings up and find out what people said. Whereas before you had to go back and forth on those cassettes,” she said. “We knew the cassettes had to be changed because the tape would pop up at the end and we’d have to turn them over.” So much time spent on a phone: “My kids don’t understand why I won’t answer the phone at home,” she laughs. After 13 years with the Walbridge de-

partment, where she also was a patrol officer, she worked nine years at the dispatching center of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department. She then worked at the dispatching office of the Perrysburg Township police and fire departments from 2001 until earlier this year. Despite the large number of emergency calls she’s taken over the years, several remain etched in her memory. The drowning of a young boy in a ditch swollen by rain and snow near Millbury was a particularly sad day. “When they called, they didn’t have 9-1-1 then, a friend had to run all the way home to call the police to get somebody out there to help. I knew exactly where he was at because I played in the same place when I was a kid. I knew exactly what ditch he was talking about. All the years I played there as a child, that could have very easily been me. “I went out there because it was around the corner from where my parents lived. I knew the family and the child. Unfortunately they didn’t find him in time to save him. The deputy on the other end of the creek who found the child the next day,

LisaAnne Gregg I didn’t know at the time but later I married him.” She was also working the night in April 1987 when a call came in of an explosion on Woodville Road. The then mayor

of Clay Center, John Lach would later be indicted for placing a bomb in the car of his estranged wife. “What a night,” Gregg recalled. “When the call came in we thought the old Honda East dealership was on fire. It was awful.” Gregg officially retired from the Perrysburg department on July 30 but works part-time as a communications specialist for LifeFlight, based at the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. “I couldn’t walk away from it, I’d worked here before and enjoyed it. I believe in the mission they’re doing. Sometimes God just puts you in a place where you need to be,” she said. “I just can’t see myself giving it up completely. Not yet.” As a 17-year-old waitress at a Frisch’s restaurant on Woodville Road, Gregg met the woman who would become a career mentor, Marlene Long. “She came in in uniform the first time I met her during a night shift, “Gregg said. “We’ve been good friends since. She encouraged me to consider this as a career. I remember walking in the door at Walbridge and I was about the youngest there. By the time I left I was like everybody’s mom.”

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Author to speak on gambling Author Terry Shaffer will discuss his book: Illegal Gambling Clubs of Toledo: The Chips, The Dice, The Places and Faces Tuesday, January 16 at 12:30 at the East Toledo Senior Center. The talk is sponsored by The East Toledo Club and is free and open to the public. Shaffer will present the colorful history of the men and the clubs they opened along Woodville Road from East Toledo to Genoa between the 1940s and the 1960s. His book describes the culture surrounding Toledo’s infamous mobsters and lists 72 illegal gambling operations dating back to the turn of the century. Shaffer gleaned much of his information from long lost mob files housed at the Toledo Police Museum. “They had three cases of files from the Licavolis (headed by mobster Thomas “Yonnie” Licavoli) to everything else and they had been missing for years,” Shaffer told The Press earlier this year. Shaffer, a Toledo resident since 1966, is a graduate of the University of Toledo and a local business owner. He has spent the past 15 years researching and collecting vintage casino gambling chips and has become a popular luncheon speaker for civic organizations. Shaffer explains that the opening of the Hollywood Toledo Casino motivated him to get his book finished. In his research, Shaffer discovered The Bon Aire Supper Club, 2188 Woodville Road, which was owned by Joseph Urbaytis and Edward “Big Edge” Wojnarowski, alias Wagner, opened in 1943. We know the location today as the Woodville Army/Navy Surplus Store, but the Bon Aire building is gone. Jimmy Dugan took over in 1946 and changed its name to Terminal Social Club (aka Dugan’s). Games at the Bon Aire included craps and poker, but it all came to an end after a raid and murder in November, 1951. Urbaytis (1900-46), best known as leader of the gang that pulled off the great million dollar Toledo Post Office robbery of 1921 at the age of 21, was murdered on November 5. In the 1921 post office robbery, Urbaytis and 12 others were convicted of Toledo’s largest and most historic heist, writes Shaffer. Urbaytis was sentenced to 60 years, but escaped twice. After his second escape, he was sent

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Opportunity knocks Mike Jay, former director of economic development for the City of Fremont, has joined the Regional Growth Partnership as director of strategic networks. Dean Monske, president and CEO of the RGP, states in a news release, Jay will be charged with meeting with county commissioners, mayors and other elected officials to communicate about the programs and initiatives of RGP and JobsOhio. Just the fax: Fax items before Wednesday, noon to The Workplace at 419-836-1319, email to or send to The Press, Box 169, Millbury, OH 43447.

Police Beats Oregon – An unknown suspect entered a home in the 400 block of S. Fargo St. in an unknown manner on Dec. 9 and took unknown items. • Unknown suspect(s) damaged door/lock to gain access to a home in the 4600 block of Pickle Rd. on Dec. 8. • Scripts, a ring and a computer were stolen from a home in the 3000 block of Eastmoreland Dr., after an unknown suspect kicked in the door to gain access on Dec. 9. • Unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a home in the 400 block of Sewell Dr. and took multiple pieces of jewelry on Dec. 18. • Unknown suspect(s) broke into a home in the 2800 block of Oakdale Ave. and took an X-Box, games and jewelry on Dec. 11. • Unknown suspect(s) took six 55 gallon barrels from the road at 40 S. Wheeling St. on Dec. 10. • Unknown suspect(s) put screws/nails on the roadway at 50 N. Lallendorf Rd. on Dec. 11. • A ladder and aluminum gutters were stolen from a yard in the 600 block of Grasser St. on Nov. 30. • Unknown suspect used bolt cutters to cut a hole in a fence at Stop N Stor Storage Center, 645 Earlwood Ave., on Dec. 6.

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Your Voice on the Street: by Stephanie Szozda

The Press Poll

Do you have any holiday traditions?

Will you be making a New Year's resolution? Yes No

Carole Siebenaler Oregon "My tradition would be to decorate the outside of the house with Christmas lights and make Christmas cookies and pies for my family."

Kathy Seimet Northwood "I usually have the whole family over at my house for Christmas dinner. I make way too much food so I can send some home with everyone."

Amanda McClure Toledo "We just wake up in the morning and open presents around the tree."

Valentin Brauckmann Hetschbach, Germany

"We take the same walk through the forest each year as a family. We always open presents on Christmas Eve and for dinner we eat Raclette."

Devon Jones Toledo "We all open up our presents around our tree, and we get to open one gift on Christmas Eve. For dinner we usually have a ham."

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Do these deals endanger our democracy? Letters By Ron Carver NAFTA. CAFTA-DR. TPP. TTIP. That numbing spoonful of alphabet soup represents four so-called free trade pacts that benefit global capital at the expense of everyone else. The North American Free Trade Agreement came first, and NAFTA will soon mark its 20th anniversary. The Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement, known officially as CAFTA-DR, went into effect a decade later. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are in the works now. President Barack Obama wants Congress to grant him “fast track” authority to expedite these deals. Thanks to firm opposition by progressive and tea-partying activists and legislative gridlock, it’s looking like his administration won’t get this power. Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of manufacturing workers who lost their jobs when U.S. factories moved to Mexico or China? If so, you’re probably more aware of these deals than most Americans. But all of us should care. You may not believe trade agreements affect you — but they do, profoundly. They also endanger our democracy. A few cases making their way through shadowy World Bank and UN tribunals should help everyone see what’s dangerous about these deals. Do you care about the environment and clean water? El Salvador did, and instituted a moratorium on new mining operations after a popular uproar. People there are living with the consequences of gold mining, including the contamination of more than

Guest Editorial 90 percent of El Salvador’s surface water by cyanide and arsenic. However, citing the CAFTA-DR trade agreement, a Canadian mining company called Pacific Rim Mining Corporation brought a case before the World Bank’s “investor-state” tribunal. Pacific Rim claims El Salvador has no right to restrict mining on its own soil or to require that disputes be resolved in its own courts. Never mind that the proposed mine is located by a river supplying two-thirds of El Salvador with drinking water. Or that Canada wasn’t even a party to the CAFTADR accord. Pacific Rim simply moved its Cayman Islands office to Reno, Nevada. Then, it declared it had jurisdiction under that pact. When that ploy failed, Pacific Rim cited an obsolete law that has since been rejected and replaced. Philip Morris took a similarly low road when it tried to stop Australia from requiring tobacco companies to sell cigarettes in plain brown paper packages — minus the cowboys and camels. After unearthing an old Australian accord with Hong Kong that allows dispute resolution before tribunals, the tobacco titan shifted some investments to Hong Kong. Then it claimed to be an investor there and filed a complaint through its Hong Kong office. Phillip Morris is now trying to force Australia to abandon its public health initiative or pony up billions to cover the loss

of future profits. Even U.S. regulations are vulnerable. Apotex, a Canadian drug manufacturer, is suing the United States government for $520 million. Why? FDA inspectors temporarily cut off the company’s U.S.-bound exports a few years ago due to manufacturing woes. Apotex now claims that enforcing U.S. drug safety regulations threatens its potential profits and violates NAFTA’s terms. How can this be? Our leaders sell trade deals to the public as a means of building our economy by boosting exports. They don’t talk about big business’s desire to topple national regulations and laws that protect public health, labor rights, and the environment. That’s because the negotiations are held in secret. Well, they aren’t entirely secret. The corporations who benefit are invited to participate. After Congress made a stink, its members were finally briefed on the ongoing talks as long as they promise not to divulge anything. The rest of us are kept in the dark. And those fast-track votes Obama wants on the TPP and TIPP? They’d deny Congress a chance to add or delete provisions along the lines of the ones companies are using to challenge consumer-protecting laws in El Salvador, Australia, and right here in the United States. It’s time we demand that trade deals be negotiated in the light of day. To paraphrase a Civil Rights movement’s anthem: “We’ve got the light of freedom — let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.” (Ron Carver is an Institute for Policy Studies associate fellow. Distributed via

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It’s challenging enough being in charge of your own life, but it is impossible to be responsible for someone else’s. Although every person is accountable for their own happiness, there are those who feel other people are responsible. This is known as a victim mentality. A common strategy used to control you is attempting to make you feel culpable for another’s unhappiness. Your actions or attitude may be blamed. You open yourself up to constant frustration when taking this emotional bait by thinking it’s your fault. However, you are not responsible and don’t have to feel guilty. People with a victim mentality influence you through emotional manipulation. In their view, regardless of how hard you are trying, you are always failing them in some area. In spite of all you do, they are never happy or satisfied. Keep in mind that you not are in charge of others emotions. Each of us decides how we feel. When seeking approval from others for the way you live, you are open to having your strings pulled. Every individual has unique goals, desires, and values. By looking for approval, you empower someone to evaluate you through their lens. You don’t need approval to follow your own path. Being liked and accepted is connected to striving for approval. Regardless of your positive character traits, there will be those who don’t like you. The adage that you can’t please everybody is based on reality.

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Compromising yourself to please others never works. Conforming who you are on what you think others expect leads to constant unhappiness. You become a chameleon rather than an individual. Your personality is constantly changing based on who you are attempting to please. Know who you are. Understand your strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes. Just as you are not responsible for causing someone else’s problems, you are not responsible for solving them. It can be agonizing to watch as a person close to you struggles with adversity. It’s tempting to step in to fix their problems. If you fail in this altruistic endeavor, their focus turns to blaming you for exacerbating their situation. Should you succeed, they become dependent rather than selfsufficient. As a result, their coping skills are never fully developed. Furthermore, their constant dependence on you is very draining. Should you not be able to help them out of their next predicament, you will be blamed. Furthermore, there is the risk of also being resented for turning your back on them.

When you possess the appropriate expertise and experience, a preferable strategy is teaching how a problem can be solved while allowing someone to apply the resolution themselves. You then provide a valuable service by guiding them to become self-reliant. Worrying about criticism provides people with strings to manipulate you. Any adverse feedback causes you to alter your views or behavior. You sacrifice your individuality by planning your life to avoid criticism. It’s actually OK to be criticized. When you are, you’re in the company of some of the greatest people in history who were routinely ridiculed. Simply ignore attempts to pull your strings. There’s no need to get defensive. Arguing about it won’t convince the other person to stop or change their mindset. All it does is tighten their hold on you. Cutting the strings that enable others to manipulate you is liberating. It’s OK to live your life your way, on your terms. As long as you act ethically and morally and don’t take advantage of others, you have nothing to answer for. NOW AVAILABLE: “Dare to Live Without Limits,” the book. Visit www. or your bookstore. Bryan is a management consultant, motivational speaker, author, and adjunct professor. E-mail Bryan at or write him c/o this paper. 2013 Bryan Golden

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Follow the money To the editor: A recent Press article devoted to the housing market decline in East Toledo explored many theories about the causes. Money or the lack of it influences most market changes. One possible contributing factor that I believe may have in some cases hastened the decline seemed to be overlooked or ignored. I watched as working class co-workers around me flocked to the newly opened casino to spend, what the operator targets as, “discretionary income.” One person described what a wonderful time he had losing his money the night before, dreaming of a big payoff, as he was eating Ramen noodles for his lunch. There is no denying that a lot of money has left the pockets of area residents and likewise the local economy. As required by the gaming commission, the casino prominently displays a gambling addiction hotline number throughout the building. But as with warning a drinking driver who repeatedly “rolls the dice” by driving drunk, reality never hits home until he is faced with grim consequences and by then the damage is already done. I’ve heard it said that gambling is for rich men and fools. Randy Kania Curtice

A Christmas con? To the editor: While pumping gas at Flying J about 5 p.m. on Dec. 23 a polite young man came up to me and asked if I would help buy gas for his car because his card had been rejected. I gave him $5 and finished my transaction. I saw him go inside and get in line to pay for the gas. I got in my truck and pulled up to the building to go inside to add $5 more to his pump charge. It was cold and Christmas was two days away. Was I shocked when the manager told me he only bought $1 worth of gas. I went outside and confronted him. He asked why I was so upset. He still had the $5 in his hand. The manager took the money and gave it back to me and at the same time tossed him and his car off the premises. The Bible says to help those in need but when something like this happens it gives you second thoughts. Rufus Wallace Millbury

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Energy crisis leads to cold classrooms, reduced store hours The exits on The Nostalgia Highway are at 10-year increments. Enjoy the trip through the pages of The Press.

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December, 2003 News: Steamtrain Maury Graham, King of the Hoboes, visited The Skillet restaurant in Walbridge to see his friend, owner Parker Hensen. Graham started riding the rails during The Great Depression and continued until the late 1970s. Walbridge, a railroad town, calls itself “The Town on The Right Track.” The Holiday Bureau was expected to provide baskets of food, coats, gloves, soaps and toys to more than 850 families in Ottawa County. Fred Dailey, Ohio’s Director of Agriculture, cautioned hunters and campers to refrain from transporting firewood to guard against the invasion of the emerald ash borer. The borer had destroyed six million ash trees in southern Michigan. The Clean Ohio Council approved the City of Toledo’s application for a grant to remediate 34 acres on Miami Street owned by Pilkington. The city intended to purchase the property for an upscale housing project along the Maumee River. Today, it is the site of Hollywood Casino. Sports: Derek Besgrove, Clay grad, finished his college career as a running back for the Walsh Cavaliers setting records for career yards gained (5,738) and touchdowns (71) Lake’s Mike Coopman won the Outstanding Wrestler Award at the Jim Derr Memorial Tournament held at Northwood High School. Price check: Keller Chevrolet in Gibsonburg sold a 2004 Chevy Silverado LS 1500, 4 x 4, ext cab for $27,150 (Reg. price $33.035). Hot then, gone now: Faye’s Whippy Dip, Woodville.

December, 1993 News: Stacy Drake, 19, a nursing student at Owens Technical College, became the first female firefighter in Jerusalem Township.

by John Szozda ceived letters in football at Kenyon College helping the team to a 5-3-1 record. Price check: Macy’s Travel offered a flight and three night stay in Las Vegas for $279. Hot then, gone now: Carmel’s East, Genoa.

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Stacy Drake, 19, a nursing student at Owens Technical College, became the first female firefighter in Jerusalem Township. (Press file photo-1993) James Barton was returned to Northwood Council when he won a coin flip with Rick Radocy. Both tallied 549 votes in the November election. Radocy called heads, but tails turned up. Ironically, Barton would have called heads had he been the one to call the flip. Hi Flo K-Omega, a Northwood manufacturer specializing in sound deadening products, received state income tax credits for its $500,000 improvement project expected to add 100 jobs over three years. Sports: Coach Joe Guerrero and his Waite Indians got off to a fast 4-0 start led by Michael LaCourse and Domingo Vasquez. Price check: Genoa Ford sold a 1993 Ford Taurus for $15,137 (Reg. price $19,237)




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News: Six area schools announced they would change class and bus schedules and curtail field trips to conserve energy during the national energy crisis. Woodmore and Lake reduced room temperatures to 68. Meanwhile, Super Dollar grocery stores in Woodville, Rocky Ridge, Gibsonburg, Luckey, Elmore, Genoa and Millbury announced they would reduce hours. Mrs. Blair Miller and Mrs. Eugene Kontak and a number of Elmore residents considered nominating the town for the National Register of Historic Places to coincide with the town’s 125th anniversary celebration in 1976. Sports: Joe Bergman, a Genoa grad, wrestled for the University of Toledo in the 167-pound weight class. His record was 7-3-3. Cardinal Stritch head wrestling coach Karl Pankratz, a Toledo City League and Big Ten champion at Indiana University, said his team was gearing up for another run at a state championship. The Cardinals were state runner-ups the previous two years. Top wrestlers were expected to be captain Jim Reeves, Denny Bihn, Matt Chovanec and Paul Luther. Price check: Phillips Jewelers, Oregon, sold Timex watches for $7.95. Hot then, gone now: Kings Row Fireplace Shop, Northwood.

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Counseling Corner Minimizing the chaos of school mornings Is the average school day morning at your house a three-ring circus? Shouting parents, still-sleepy kids, suddenly missing homework, and favorite clothing hiding somewhere? This is typical at far too many homes. With a few simple changes you can help reduce that school-morning frustration, stress and anger. A starting point is, that instead of blaming your kids, let them know you’re not happy with how you’re acting and that you’d like to change. Get them involved by letting them see that you need their help to end early morning battles. Step one is to make your kids more time responsible. Time is a hard concept for younger children, so try a kitchen timer to help them finish breakfast and get dressed in a timely manner. For older kids, give them an alarm clock and let them choose the time to wake up and still be ready for school without making everyone rush. Agree on a “nosnooze-alarm” rule. Then set consequences. Agree on a favorite something they’ll give up if they dawdle over breakfast or don’t get up on time. But also agree to your own consequence if you fall back into morning nagging to get them moving. Next, turn off that distracting morning TV. Instead, try background music. Studies show it actually helps some kids focus better. Then help your kids be better organized. Create an area where backpacks and books can go, then make sure that they’re in place before bedtime. Clothing is another organization opportunity. Having the kids lay out the next day’s clothes before bed avoids morning panic over missing items. A common issue is that forgotten permission slip that needs to be signed, or the last-minute lunch money search. Set up an in-box for each child where papers that need signing must go right after school each day, and where the signed papers and lunch money are waiting in the a.m. Make your child responsible for dropping off the needed papers and for remembering to take them in the morning. If he forgets, then let him face the consequences. Even with a good system, some mornings will still be hectic. But make your kids partners in getting organized and you’ll make most mornings more enjoyable, as well as give them skills that can help throughout life. “Counseling Corner” is provided by the American Counseling Association. Direct comments and questions to ACAcorner@ or visit

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Joseph M. Fix II

Rachel has a 4.36 GPA and is ranked 4th in her class. She is a member of the National Honor Society, International Club, STRIVE, Limelighters and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She also has participated in tennis and volunteers at Lutheran Home at Toledo.

Joseph is ranked 34th in his class with a 3.18 GPA. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Indian Leadership Team, Red Cross Club and Main Office Student Assistant. He also participates in Marching Band and plays Varsity Baseball.

Rachel, daughter of Bill & Donna Nelson, plans to study occupational therapy at the University of Findlay.

Joseph, son of Pauline Buehrle and Joseph Fix, plans to attend a local university, major in history and play baseball.

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Austin Pratt Austin has a 3.11 GPA and is a member of SIA and the basketball and baseball teams. Austin, son of John & Jennifer Pratt, plans to attend the University of Toledo to major in radiology or sports medicine.

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Kelsey Satkowski With a GPA of 3.95, Kelsey is ranked 8th in her class. She is a member of A capella choir, high school choir, high school musical and the yearbook staff. Kelsey, daughter of Dennis and Sherri Satkowski, plans to attend the Kent State University to major in psychology. As part of our continuing commitment to the communities we serve, Bay Area Credit Union is proud to sponsor this outstanding Northwood High School Student by awarding them a $25.00 Savings Account.




DECEMBER 30, 2013


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Couple pledges largest donation in Terra State history Wanda and Arnold Coldiron have always been extremely generous benefactors to Terra State Community College. Their latest gift, however, is history-making. The couple has pledged $1 million to Terra State in memory of Wanda’s brother, former professor Ron Neeley. The donation will result in the naming of the newest facility on campus – the Ronald L. Neeley Conference and Hospitality Center. “I know it’s cliché to say that I am speechless, but there’s no better way to say it,” said Terra State president, Dr. Jerome Webster. “Generosity like this is life changing for our college and our students. We are beyond appreciative to the Coldirons for this donation, and we assure them that we will be good stewards of this gift.” Neeley was a graduate of Fremont Ross, and proudly served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea. Using his talents as an artist, he became a “nose painter” for aircraft. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Bowling Green State University and taught art for Fremont City Schools and Woodmore Local Schools before coming to Terra State. He helped develop the graphics program at Terra State and taught in the program for 18 years. He also helped establish the annual art shows that continue today at the college. A scholarship fund in Neely’s name was created shortly after his death in 2006. The Coldirons have endowed the Ronald L. Neeley Memorial Scholarship Fund in the amount of $72,000 to assure that a minimum of three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually for Terra State students. Also, in 2011, the Coldirons donated $105,000 during a capital campaign for the renovation of the Bordner Arts and Health Technologies Center. The Ronald L. Neeley Performance/Exhibit Studio and the Ronald L. Neeley Art Studio were dedicated on Sept. 30, 2011. For more information, call Lisa Williams at 419-559-2355.

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Actor Matias Ponce visited theatre and Spanish students at Toledo School for the Arts on Dec. 20. Ponce, a Toledo native who attended Libbey High School, has been seen on TV episodes of “Victorious,” “Kidnap & Rescue, and “Lie to Me.” His short film credits include “Night Without Day,” “Big Bully Bank” and “Straight Down Low.” Here, Pounce is signing an autograph for TSA junior Cate Del Singore. (Photo courtesy of Toledo School for the Arts) of Fame and are in the process of inducting a first class, which will include the Dallas Gardner family, the Doyce (Frenchy) Filiere family and the Dale Bruning family. A banquet will be held Feb. 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Riverview Banquet Hall (formerly

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Small Business Basics The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour “Small Business Basics,” that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business. The seminar will help entrepreneurs avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Participants will learn the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning. The January schedule includes; Wednesday, Jan. 8, – 9:30-11:30 a.m.,

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Adult morning swims set The Oak Harbor High School pool will be open for an Adult Morning Swim beginning Jan. 13. “While the priority for use of the pool is for B-C-S students and student athletes, the next priority is to open up the pool for use by community members to enjoy this awesome facility while breaking even on expenses,” said Benton-Carroll-Salem Superintendent Guy Parmigian. Expenses include utilities and the cost of staffing a lifeguard. The Adult Morning Swim program will be open to community members from 8-10 a.m. Monday through Fridays with the following schedule and cost: • Jan. 13-31–$25 • Feb. 3-28–$30 • No swim March 3-28 • March 31-April 30–$30 • May 1-30–$30 • June 2-30–$30 For more information, call 419-8986210.

R.C. Waters earns honors R.C. Waters Elementary School in Oak Harbor, which serves students in grades K-3 in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District, has been named a “High Progress School of Honor” by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). R.C. Waters was the only school in Ottawa County to earn the award. According to ODE, “High Progress Schools of Honor” score in the top 10 percent of schools as ranked by gains in reading and mathematics combined proficiency in all tested grades for the past five years.


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Eagles rebound with wins over Liberty-Benton, Maumee By Yaneek Smith Press Contributing Writer

the floor well (and) he has a knack for making a play. When we need a play, we go to him. He’s also done a nice job getting our post players involved and getting them open looks, as well as our other guys.” Schmeltz, who is 6-1, is joined in the starting lineup by four other seniors in point guard Michael Flipse (5-8), guard/forward Jordan Faykosh (6-2) and big men Peters and Bradley. Faykosh also came up huge in the win over L-B, scoring 12 points. The bench features aggressive paint man Zach Jacoby, who would start for many teams. Jacoby, who stands 6-4 and plays in the post, is averaging five points and has proven to be formidable presence down low while providing depth in the frontcourt. Guards Nick Coffman (5-10) and Noah Smith (5-9) have also provided some production off the bench, as has senior post Jacob Rahe (5-10). Routson is especially complimentary of Rahe, a captain who provides leadership and helps to play interior defense and rebound. And junior Tim Hoodlebrink, a starter on last year’s squad, returned to the lineup after missing the season’s first four games. “We’ve focused on our size,” said Routson. “We’ve got three athletic post players and we’ve tried to get them involved in our offense and we feel that things can open up on the perimeter if things go well on the inside.”

Good things happen for us when he has the ball. He’s our best three-point shooter. He’s an excellent passer. He sees the floor well and he has a knack for making a play.

There’s something about Jake Schmeltz that sets him apart from other players. The Eastwood backcourt boss, who is in his fourth year of varsity basketball, is off to a quick start, averaging 21 points per game while splitting time between point guard and shooting guard. The driving force behind the Eagles’ offense, Schmeltz is a versatile talent that can shoot from the perimeter, drive to the basket and create points for his teammates. The Eagles are 3-3 and 1-2 in the Northern Buckeye Conference, though second-year coach Matt Routson says they are showing steady improvement and due for a turnaround. It’s already started as of last week. Their three losses came on the road, two of them to Rossford (53-42) and Lake (52-49), both of which were picked to finish at the top of the league. Last weekend, they won back-to-back contests, routing Genoa 87-46, and then defeated perennial Blanchard Valley Conference power Liberty-Benton, 64-63, in overtime. In a 66-53 season-opening win over Maumee, Schmeltz scored 33 points, including five 3-point goals. He scored 25 in the second half as the Eagles broke open a close game, scoring 28 points as a team in the final quarter. Schmeltz also had nine rebounds, six assists, and three steals and the Eagle defense forced 16 Panther turnovers. “We didn’t win a non-league game last year, so we kind of set a goal that we wanted to win some this year, and that was a big win for us over a well-coached program and a good team in Maumee,” Routson said. Schmeltz then scored 24 points, including four treys, in the comeback win over L-B, and 6-foot-5 senior post Grant Peters had 17, many of those coming on dishes from Schmeltz. At halftime, the Eagles were down to L-B by 15 points (3217), but the Eagles scored 47 points through the second half and overtime. Schmeltz also had 28 points and 6-foot4 post Steven Bradley scored 16 in a 77-66 non-league loss to Sylvania Northview. Schmeltz says he understands his role leading the offense. “When I’m at point guard, I know that I need to score and rotate the ball on offense,” said Schmeltz, who helped lead Eastwood to an NBC title in 2012. “When you play point guard, your mentality changes and you want to get the other guys involved.” Routson says Schmeltz, a three-year starter, brings a lot to the table. “Jake is a weapon on offense,” Routson said. “Good things happen for us when he has the ball. He’s our best three-point shooter. He’s an excellent passer. He sees

Eastwood senior guard Jacob Schmeltz (20) is defended by Maumee senior guard Chris Harding (11) in the Eagles’ 66-53 victory over the Panthers. Maumee senior Joey Szymanski (33) and Eastwood senior Grant Peters (2) move into position. (Photo courtesy of Tammy Schmeltz)

It is the second year of varsity action for Bradley (11 pts.), Peters (9.8), Faykosh, Flipse and Rahe, something that has proven to be instrumental in their improved play this season following an 8-15 campaign last year. “I have some guys that played a lot of basketball last season as first-year varsity players,” Routson said. “They have a lot more confidence in their abilities.” Schmeltz, who led the NBC in scoring averaging 18 points last season, has seen the difference, too.

“(The second year) has definitely helped them,” he said. “They’ve just matured so much more physically after getting in the weight room and they’ve been working in the summer. They’re a lot more confident. They know their roles and what they have to do to be successful.” The Eagles were picked to finish third in the league, and there’s no reason to believe they can’t recover after having already faced the two best teams in the NBC on the road. In addition to that, Eastwood was recently moved down to Division III, something that gives them a better shot at making a run in the postseason. Routson has plenty of confidence in his team. “We have a pretty good group of seniors that work hard and I’m excited to see what we can do as we move forward,” he said. “We’ve probably underachieved a little at this point and we’re hungry.” Routson saw their three-point loss to Lake as a possible turning point. Despite losing, the Eagles held a six-point lead heading into the fourth quarter and were ahead until Flyers guard Jacob Rettig connected on a three-pointer with 3.2 seconds remaining to give Lake the win. “I thought we played a pretty good game at Lake,” he said. “We were really competitive with a great team on their floor. I feel like we’re improved and I’m excited to get back on the court.”

Jacob Schmeltz hasn’t missed a beat on his way to 11 letters By Yaneek Smith Press Contributing Writer Eastwood senior guard Jacob Schmeltz excels at football and baseball, too. A three-year starter at quarterback and safety, Schmeltz led the football team to the inaugural Northern Buckeye Conference title in 2011 and an appearance in the regional semifinals. This gridiron season, he

helped Eastwood finish 8-3 and advance to the postseason before losing to eventual Division V state champion Coldwater. Schmeltz says his experiences as a football player is something that he will cherish forever. “(Playing football) was one of the funnest times of my life,” Schmeltz said. “To be successful made it enjoyable. To have a good coach like Jerry Rutherford made it all worth it.”

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man year when the Eagles advanced to the Division II regional semifinal. As a sophomore, Schmeltz, who primarily plays third base but also splits time between pitcher and outfielder, hit .345 and earned All-NBC honors, and last spring, he was given honorable mention distinction in the league for his efforts. When it’s all said and done, Schmeltz will have earned 11 varsity letters (football 3; basketball 4; baseball 4) during his time at Eastwood.

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DECEMBER 30, 2013

Waite lighting up scoreboard; defense needs work By Yaneek Smith Press Contributing Writer

They’ve played great defense at times but then they’ll have mental lapses. It’s a process.

Though Waite girls’ basketball isn’t winning every game, the offense has consistently been there. Behind a senior-laden class, four Waite players are averaging in double figures, but the Lady Indians are 4-4 overall and 1-3 in the Toledo City League. Waite point guard Ramiah Henry leads the way averaging 13.8 points, followed by center Latesha Craig (13.3) and guards Taylor Works (11.9) and Yatiah Caldwell (10.6). Henry, Craig and Works have all had at least one game scoring at least 20 points, a sign that any can be relied upon to carry the load for the offense. Caldwell has a season-high of 16 points and has scored 14 on two other occasions. “When Ramiah comes down the floor, she’s a slasher and a scorer,” coach Manny May said. “Her mentality is to go through an open lane. And we have Latesha down low and Taylor and Yatiah, too. They all play a pivotal part and they score in double figures because they feed off one another. It’s easy for them to get along and they have good chemistry — they don’t have an animosity between them. When you’ve got four players that can score in double figures, it’s hard to stop them. It makes it hard for (the defense) to stop all of them.” Many of May’s teams have hit their stride late in the season, as was the case last year when the Indians made a run to the CL Finals before falling to Rogers, a regional finalist. May says that as the season progresses, he’ll need his defense to make the difference between winning and losing. “You’ll probably see us go more fullcourt press and some of the other kids will play more, But you won’t press against teams that you cannot rotate out of it quickly. You’ve got to make sure you can rotate within the defense and you don’t want to give up points in the press. Sometimes you’ve got a running team of a half-court team on the floor, and you adjust,” May said. “They’ve got to improve on their rebounding and their defense — they’ve played great defense at times but then they’ll have mental lapses. It’s a process.” May expects more out his experienced group of athletes, a unit that, in addition to his four top scorers, includes starter Sharena Gary and off the bench, Mary Perkins, Ashley Richards and Tazunique Smith. “I feel they can play a lot better given that they’re juniors and seniors,” he said. “They should get better as the season

Waite senior wing Taylor Works “works” her way inside in the Indians’ 70-63 loss to visiting east side rival Clay. (Press photo by Russ Lytle/ Lytle/RHP) progresses. This is the third year of varsity experience for some of them. They’re a very talented group. It’s about them working together and learning to play together — we’ve seen it in spurts but not for a whole game.” Another problem May’s club has dealt with has been a tendency to fall behind and be forced to dig themselves out of a hole. Most recently, the Indians rallied from a

five-point deficit in the fourth quarter before tying the game up in regulation, then falling to Woodward, 58-53, in overtime. In a non-conference affair with east side rival Clay, the Indians trailed by 11 early in the final period and cut the deficit to three only to run out of gas as the Eagles held on for the victory. Even in Waite’s season-opening win against Dayton Meadowdale, the Indians had to rally late before

sending the game into overtime and taking control of the contest in the extra session. May is hoping to bring younger players currently on the junior varsity up to the varsity level in an effort to give his starters time to rest. He’s referring to players like Mia Rodriguez, Dayjenay Wells, LaTricia Williams and Leslie Barnett, who he says are “younger, more inexperienced athletes that are trying to learn the ropes before they can be thrown in with the more experienced players.” “Over the course of the next two weeks, as we get healthy, we can improve a lot more,” May said. “My starters log so many minutes because I’m playing a lot of kids on JV to get them some minutes. Sometimes my kids will play two quarters straight before getting a sub. As the younger players start to improve, we can play them more.” May, in his 17th year leading the Indians, has become one of the longer-tenured girls cage coaches in Northwest Ohio. He has a polished resume that includes four City titles and a Division I state runner-up finish in 2010. All four league titles came before conference realignment took place and Whitmer, St. Ursula, Notre Dame, and Central Catholic moved on to the Three Rivers Athletic Conference. On top of that, May currently has two former players competing at the collegiate level. Six-foot-three center Natasha Howard, who was part of the state runner-up squad and was named Ohio’s Ms. Basketball three years ago, is a senior at Florida State and is currently averaging first on the team in scoring, averaging 16.3 points and 8.3 rebounds for a 9-1 team that is ranked 24th in the Associated Press poll. Kre’Ana Henry, last season’s Alan Miller Jewelers All-Press Player of the Year, is on the basketball court at Moberly Area Community College in Moberly, Missouri, where she’s recovering from a knee injury sustained last winter.

Bowling 200 games no problem for the Isbell sisters By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer

When it’s Cooper (winning), it’s not that big a deal. But when it’s other girls, I get super frustrated with myself if I lose.

Contrary to what many people may think, Harleigh and Cooper Isbell are not paternal twins. They do, however, share some of the same traits as twin sisters. Harleigh, 18, was born in October 1995 and Cooper was born in September ‘96, which makes them 11 months apart. Yet, they are both seniors at Clay High School and they both love bowling. They have almost played every sport imaginable together, including softball and volleyball for the Eagles. “The two sisters are inseparable,” Clay bowling coach Ron Koles said. “When you see one, you see the other one.” The Isbell girls are not ones to quibble with that statement. “If you see Cooper, I’m probably not far behind,” Harleigh said. “Probably because we’re so close in age. We’re in the same grade and we literally have the same friends. We’re always together.” Cooper, 17, added, “We have the same thing going as twins. We used to play softball and we both enjoy going to hockey games - Red Wings and the high school games.” When it comes to bowling, the sisters are very close in talent but not necessarily so when it comes to competitiveness at the bowling alley. “I’ve grown up super competitive, not just in bowling,” Harleigh said. “Volleyball, softball ... Cooper’s just not. One time this year we were bowling against each other in a different league and I kind of gave her stuff about it, like I’m better than you. She ended up beating me one game, by about 10 pins, and I just kind of laughed it off. I came back and beat her two games. When

Cooper Isbell and Harleigh Isbell. it’s Cooper (winning), it’s not that big a deal. But when it’s other girls, I get super frustrated with myself if I lose.” Harleigh and Cooper bowl for Clay’s Gold Team, which includes Bedford High senior Spencer Sevrence. Even though bowling is a club sport at Clay, which competes in the Toledo Metro League, there isn’t a varsity bowling program in the state that wouldn’t be thrilled to have the Isbells on its squad. Harleigh’s 192 average is the best girls average in the Metro League, and she has a 200 average in the Junior All-Stars Travel League. Last Saturday, Harleigh bowled a 715 series in the Metro League and rolled a 279 game en route to a 708 series in the Travel League.

“Harleigh is probably the best female bowler in the high school and traveling league,” Koles said. “She takes it more seriously than the other girl bowlers, plus she came from a bowling family. They’ve probably been in the bowling atmosphere most of their lives.” Cooper has a 183 average in the Travel League and a 181 average in the Metro League. “So far I’m bowling well,” Cooper said. “I had a 267 (game) this year, which is my highest. So far the year’s been going pretty good.” “Cooper is solid,” Koles said. “She does the sport but is kind of the laid-back one of the two. She just throws her ball, comes back, picks it up and does it again.

She takes it serious, but probably not as serious as Harleigh does. She’s improved probably 10 pins from last year.” The girls’ uncle, Troy Wallenbecker, bowled on the PBA Tour for about five years. Their great grandfather and grandfather, both named Don Wollenbecker, used to own Wally’s Eastgate Lanes in Oregon. Valerie Isbell, Harleigh and Cooper’s mother, said the girls have been bowling since they were 6 or 7. “My family has just been a big bowling family,” Valerie said. “Everybody in my family bowls. They’ve never bowled with bumpers, always on their own. They’ve always been very good at it, just something they’ve excelled at. Harleigh takes it a little more seriously than Cooper. Cooper is there to have fun. If Cooper can have a good time, that’s what it’s about for her.” “Every Saturday was bowling growing up,” Cooper said. “It was weird if I didn’t do it.” Surprisingly, neither Isbell sister has ever bowled a 300. They both roll three games every Saturday morning and another three games in the afternoon. “Cooper and I don’t practice,” said Harleigh, who has competed in travel leagues since age 11. “I hate practicing. I guess I’m just lazy. Growing up, I would practice here and there but not often. I would just do it on my own.” The Isbells are adamant that bowling at the college level is not an option. In fact, Harleigh and Cooper said the exact same thing when asked about it: “After this year, I’m done.” “College bowling is a lot of work,” Cooper said, “and there is a lot to do. I don’t think I would be able to handle it, with school and everything. I’ve been accepted to two schools down in South Carolina, and Harleigh wants to go to the University of Cincinnati.”


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Here’s a look at the rest of the top 10 in points in the 410 sprints: 10. Brian Smith, Fremont – The 2004 Attica 305 sprint champion competed in nine events in 2013. He recorded six top 10 finishes and earned his second 410 feature win at Attica on April 26. Smith’s average feature finishing position was 10th. 9. Stuart Brubaker, Fremont – the 2008 Attica 305 sprint champion and last year’s 410 rookie of the year competed in 12 events in 2013. He recorded a pair of top 10 finishes including a season-best fourth on July 26. His average feature finishing position was 15th.


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Gibsonburg’s Craig Mintz honored at Attica banquet Attica Raceway Park fans and race teams helped put an exclamation point on the 25th anniversary season of “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speed plant at a gala banquet that crowned the track’s four champions and celebrated the rest of the top 10 in points. Gibsonburg’s Craig Mintz wrapped up his second straight Attica championship in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 sprints. The 2013 Kistler Racing Products FAST champion competed in 14 events in 2013, missing only the Aug. 30 All Star show. Mintz scored his ninth career Attica win on July 5. He recorded an incredible 11 top 10 finishes and eight top five runs. Besides his win, he recorded four runner-up finishes. His average feature finishing position was seventh. Attica Promoter John Bores announced all the major sanctioning bodies that competed at the track in 2013 will be back in 2014. He added the track crew is looking at addressing lighting issues around the track’s back stretch and more clay has been brought in.

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Attica Speedway track champions, left to right — Craig Mintz (410 sprints), Ryan Missler (UMP late models), Nate Dussel (305 sprints) and Dustin Keegan (trucks). 8. Brian Lay, Genoa – Brian competed in 14 features at Attica in 2013, missing only opening night. He racked up his first two ever Attica wins on July 19 and Aug. 17. Lay recorded five top 10 finishes and besides his wins scored a pair of third place finishes. His average feature finishing position was 12th. 7. Duane Zablocki, Tiffin – He competed in 12 events in 2013, recording a pair of top 10 finishes including a season-best sixth on July 5. His average A-main finishing position was 13th. 6. Byron Reed, Monclova – The sixtime Attica track champion competed in 12 events in 2013. He recorded 11 top 10 finishes and four top five runs. He picked up his 29th career 410 sprint win on June 14 and now has 29 for his career, good for second on the track’s all-time win list. Reed’s average feature finishing position was seventh. 5. D.J. Foos, Fremont – The 2013 Attica rookie of the year and the 2010 305 sprint track champion competed in 13 features this season. Foos recorded 10 top 10 finishes and six top five runs. He scored a

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season-best runner-up finish on May 17. Foos’ average finishing position was ninth. 4. Travis Philo, Waterville – Philo competed in 12 events in 2013, recording five top 10 finishes. He scored his second career Attica win on July 26. His average feature finishing position was 12th. 3. Chris Andrews, Sandusky – The 2009 Attica 410 champion and 2006 305 track champion competed in 14 events at Attica in 2013, missing only opening night. Andrews posted eight top 10 finishes and four top five runs. He scored his fourth career Attica win on June 21 against the All Stars. He also had a runner-up finish and a pair of third place runs. Chris’ average feature finishing position was 10th. 2. Caleb Griffith, Sandusky – The 2003 Attica 305 champion competed in all 15 A-mains in 2013. Griffith recorded an incredible 12 top 10 finishes and four top five runs. His best finish was back-to-back third place runs in June. He had a streak of nine straight top 10 runs from April through July. Caleb’s average feature finishing position was eighth. (— Brent Liskai/Attica Raceway Park Sports Information)

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Rocket grapplers finish high at meets, but lose to Clay By Yaneek Smith Press Contributing Writer It appears as though the Oak Harbor wrestling team is in for another good year, whether anyone else expected it or not. It never fails. Behind a first place finish at the Bob Bailey Invitational, a second-place finish at the 12-team Oak Harbor Invite and respectable showings against Perkins and Clay, two of the state’s top programs, the Rockets appear headed for another special season. So, what else is new? Last season was also a banner year for the Rockets. After finishing third at the Sandusky Bay Conference meet behind Perkins and Clyde, Oak Harbor sent four wrestlers to state, where they finished seventh in Division II. It was the sixth time in the last seven years that the Rockets finished in the top seven in Ohio. Their two best finishes came in 2008 and 2010 when the Rockets came in second. Luke Cramer, who is now wrestling at NCAA Division II Ashland University, won a state championship at 170 pounds. State qualifier Jared Chambers, a former Rocket, is wrestling at Tiffin University, also D-II, and Cramer’s older brother, Jake, finished fifth (152) at state and T.J. Lawrence was eighth at 285 last year. Alec Bowlick finished one win short of placing. So, this year’s Rockets had big shoes to fill. At the Oak Harbor Invite, the seasonopening event, four Rockets went a perfect 5-0, Bruce Hrynciw (106), Dylan Mansor (120), Rhett Petersen (132) and Lawrence (285). Seven finished 4-1, including Jacob Huston (126), Mike Osbourne (138), Jeremy Balboa (145), Ben Petersen (152), Kian Thompson (160), Brody Hennig (170) and Ben Bergman (182). Both Petersens and Brandon Garber (220) finished first at the Bob Bailey Invite with Hrynciw coming in second and Mansor, Huston and Thompson placing third. “The Bob Bailey Invite was a nice meet for us,� Coach George Bergman said, “because we did well and we were able to get a number of our young wrestlers in there and

Oak Harbor wrestler Jeremy Balboa (right) scraps with Clay wrestler Richie Screptock, who got his 100th career win last week. (Press photo by Russ Lytle/ Facebook. com/Russ Lytle/RHP) they did a good job for us.� In a dual meet with visiting Clay, a Division I program, the Rockets endured a tough loss that Bergman says will likely serve as a learning experience for them down the road. Bergman believes it will help the club to identify its weaknesses as they work to improve. The Clay-OH dual match has become an annual event featuring two of the area’s top programs. Despite the 43-12 loss to Coach Ralph Cubberly’s Eagles, Bergman was pleased with his team’s effort in a match that saw Lawrence return from an injury and put up a good fight against Antonio Zapata before losing, 3-2. “I thought we were competitive and gave a great effort,� Bergman said of a match that was tied at six early before the Eagles pulled away: “We had two guys out with concussions and one guy that didn’t




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Adams brings respect back to Stritch By Chris Schmidbauer Press Contributing Writer

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When Dave Rieker began his first season as boys’ basketball coach at Cardinal Stritch Catholic four years ago, he discovered a team that was high on fashion but not much else. “The guys always wanted to wear the headbands and wristbands to look cool,” he said. “I told them you don’t get respect by the way you dress. You earn it by the way that you play on the court.” Rieker has seen steady improvement since his first season. The team finished 13-11 last season after winning just a single game during his inaugural season. A lot of the team’s success hinged around the development of junior Austin Adams. “Austin has the potential to be one of the best to ever play at Cardinal Stritch,” Rieker said. “This school used to have a great wealth of basketball talent and, for whatever reason they hit that lull there over the last few years. We are hoping that this group reverses that trend.” Adams has built a reputation as one of the area’s best high school players. He has primarily played in the post during his first two seasons, going up against some of the Toledo Area Athletic Conference’s best big men. But this season, he has made a greater effort to showcase all of his talents after being moved to guard to start the season. “I got moved and I have worked really hard on my outside shooting from midrange and long range,” he said. “I have noticed a huge improvement since I have been working on my shooting ability. I am shooting like 30 or 40 percent higher than I had been previously.” Adams worked out the entire summer, putting in time on his own in the weight room and on his personal court at home. He also played on the AAU circuit, which he credits to helping quite a bit with his improvement from year to year. “The talent in those (AAU) games is unbelievable,” he said, “I think it showed me where I was supposed to be talent wise. It showed me what I was good at and what I needed to improve upon. It was an incredible challenge.” Coach Rieker has been most impressed with Adams’s improvement as a leader and improving his work ethic. “When he practices hard, everyone knows that they better as well,” the Cardinals’ coach said. “He’s matured a lot on and off the court. He has always been a good kid but he really understands what it means to be a leader now on this team.” Adams hopes all of his self-improvement will help his chances of landing a scholarship offer to continue playing basketball in college. Since his freshman year, he has attracted plenty of attention from universities from around the country. He has heard from several schools including

the local colleges, BGSU and UT. “(All of the changes) definitely will help because there aren’t a whole lot of 6-3 post players in college,” he said with a laugh. While the process of recruitment for college can be a daunting burden, Adams has the perfect person to turn to advice — his head coach. Dave Rieker was a high school star himself at Findlay High School before playing at the University of Toledo under legendary coach Bobby Nichols. “I am probably one of the few people who have been the recruiting process and I try and help him out with that a little bit,” Rieker said. With Adam’s and the team’s improvement, Rieker said the time has come to put all of the pieces together. “We just want to win now,” he said. “I tell our players that each one of them has to do their job and play hard. If we do those things, we have a pretty good chance to win a lot of our games.” Adams said he and his teammates know people don’t expect much from them this season and feel they can play the role of spoiler as the seasons continues. “I feel we are disrespected by a lot of people to be honest,” he said. “We finished third in the TAAC last year and we can play just as good as any another team when we execute and perform. I think we can shock the world and shock the TAAC.” Rieker agreed with his player. “It’s something we stress all the time,” he said in regards to a TAAC championship. “We have an agenda to keep and that is a TAAC championship. We are going for it.” While Adams still has a lot of basketball to be played in his high school career, Rieker hopes that Adams’s legacy at Cardinal Stritch can have lasting impact beyond what statistics he registers. If the junior fulfills his dream of playing at a (NCAA) Division I school, Rieker feels it will attract more attention to the Stritch program. “Most people go to St. John’s, Central and Whitmer to play basketball because they can go to college. If he does go (to a Division I school) and people see him in the paper and on TV signing that letter, they will see he is from Cardinal Stritch and that is very important.”

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Toledo 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. Block Watch 420-C Meeting Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 601 Nevada, the 4th Thurs. of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. 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.

Oregon Theology with Toast meets the 2nd Wed. of the month at 10 a.m. at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd. Info: Alice at 419-698-0405. On Jan. 8, Sr. Beth Hemminger OSU will present “Early church history – another loor.” Catholics Returning Home, a six-week series facilitating informed sharing and an update of the Catholic faith for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers about returning to the church will meet Wednesdays beginning Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church, 212 N. Stadium. For info, call the parish office at 419-693-1150 or Carol at 419691-3562. Senior Book Discussion Group meets the 1st Thursday of most months, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. No registration is required. On Jan. 2, the group will discuss, “The Shoemaker’s Wife,” by Adriana Trigiani. Books are available at the library circulation desk for extended check-out. For info, call 419-259-5250. Storytimes at the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., include: Family Storytime (ages 6 months-6 years) Tues. at 7 p.m.; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) every Wed. at 10 a.m. and Babytime (ages 6-24 months) every Thurs. at 10 a.m.. For info, call 419-259-5250 or visit www. “James Wes Hancock” Oregon Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd., open weekdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily activities include: bingo, fitness classes, line dancing, exercise, Bunco, Euchre, and health screenings. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. daily. $2.50 donation is suggested for seniors 60 & older; all others $5.32. Reservations required 24 hours in advance. 419-698-7078. Toastmasters Club meets the 1st & 3rd Tues. of each month, 6:30 p.m., Lake Michigan Room, ProMedica Bay Park Hospital. Visitors welcome. Info: Julie at 419-836-5051/Allen at 419-270-7683 or visit and click on “Great Eastern Club.” Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society, 1133 Grasser St. is open Thurs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info:

Northwood Fish Fry every Fri., 5-7:45 p.m., Northwood VFW 2984. Featuring fish, steaks, shrimp and chicken. Public welcome. Beginners Bible Study for Teens & Young Adults, Sundays, 5 p.m., Northwood 7th-day Adventist Church, 2975 East Point Blvd. Everyone welcome. Info: or 419-698-5100.

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Gibsonburg Bookworms Book Club will meet the last Thurs. of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Gibsonburg Branch of Birchard Library. The Bookworms will meet for light refreshments and good discussion about a book that members chose at the prior meeting. For info or to reserve a copy of the book, call 419-6372173. Active Seniors invited to Meet & Eat at Gibsonburg Senior Center, 100 Meadow Lane. Lunches every weekday, educational and social programs, health assessments and more. Transportation and homedelivered meals available. 419-637-7947.

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Jerusalem Twp. Trustees Meet the 2nd and 4th Tues. of the month at 6 p.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd. Jerusalem Twp. Food Pantry, open 2nd Wed. of every month, 9-11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

Elliston W.O.W. meets 6-7:30 p.m., Zion United Methodist Church. Bible stories, music and fun; no meal served this year. Info: Leslie at 419-290-3866.

Elmore Food-for-Fines will continue through the end of the year at the Harris-Elmore Library. Patrons who have overdue materials may pay their fines with non-perishable food items, which will be donated to the Elmore and Genoa food pantries. Lost materials may not be paid for with food items. Elmore Book Discussion Group meets the

Pemberville Area Senior Center at Bethlehem Lutheran Church provides programs & activities for adults 60 & over. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. M-F. Lunch served at noon. Community Food Pantry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St. open M-Th, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (excluding holidays). Open to Eastwood School District residents. ID & proof of residency required. Info available at Pemberville churches.

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Walbridge Library, 108 N. Main St., offers the following programs: Family Storytime Tues. at 11 a.m.; Arts & Crafts for kids of all ages Wed. at 4 p.m. For info, call 419-666-9900 or visit


Woodville Public Library, 101 E. Main St., Storytimes, Mondays, 7 p.m., featuring stories and crafts.

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Homes in Gibsonburg 1349 SR 590 8.5 acres, 6 bedrms. $149,000 536 W. Yeasting 1 floor, 4 bedrms. $123,000


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


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Call Becky Lauer, Secure Realty, 419-637-2738

1341 Penny Lane, Millbury, Apt A Totally Remodeled 1024 SqFt twinplex, 2-bedroom, 1-bath, appliances , washer/dryer hookup, no pets/smoking, water included, electric heat, full basement, $650/month plus electric 419-309-0398

Oregon, 2652 Hayden, handyman special, 2-bedroom, 1-bath, needs work. Attached 1.5 car, concrete drive, $35,000 cash. 567-249-7566

1941 Nevada-East Toledo, 1-bedroom upper, W/D hookup, heat, water, stove and fridge included. 3 camera security system, $370/month plus deposit. Credit check, no smokers. 419-320-6545.

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3-bedroom apartment $635/month, Cedar Run Apartments. 419-6912499

16222 SR 23 8 acres, 2 bdrm log cabin, exceptional 60x40 utility barn $179,900

509 Main Street Lindsey, Ohio 43442 4 bed, 3 bath, 2,214 sq.ft. Newly renovated! 5754 Home Lane Toledo, Oh. 43623 2-bed, ready to move in. 126 N. Decant Road Curtice, Oh. 43412 3 Acres w/pole barn 301 Meadow Lane Walbridge, Ohio 43465 3-bed, brick ranch Lots & Land 457 Clubhouse Reno Beach 5-Lots $5,500.

418 Beachview Reno Beach 10 - Lots $6,000. St Rt 579 East side of Railroad Williston, Ohio 43468 11.75 acres $62,000.

Upper 643½ Raymer, 1 bedroom, $375/mo. + $375/deposit. Appliances, separate utilities. 419-4757723/419-290-0274

Butler Street Nice Large 2 bedroom upper, $410/mo., + utilities. 1 small pet considered

WALBRIDGE 2 bedroom apt., freshly painted and cleaned throughout, nice kitchen and living room, large basement w/washer/dryer hookups, and room for exercise equipment, non-smokers, no pets. $575/mo. 419-250-9507

Caledonia Street 1 bedroom upper $375/mo., + utilities 419-698-9058 East, 1151 Woodville, 2-bedroom, 1-bath, 2.5 car garage, newly redone, $600/mo, possible land contract. 419-367-8603 Elmore, 3-bedroom, basement, A/C, stove, w/d hookup, no smoking/pets, $675 plus deposit. 419-862-2832

GENOA COUNTRY HOUSE 4-5 bedroom, 2 baths, 2 car garage, Rent-to-own, $1,375/mo. 419-855-7250 Home for rent/sale. Three bedrooms, 2 baths, dining room, living room, kitchen, appliances, full basement. 3637 Burton Ave., West Toledo. $600/mo., + utilities. 419-349-4948 Large East Side 2-bedroom, 634 Leonard, fenced in back yard, across from Prentice Park, $395/month plus deposit, call for appointment. 419-467-0308 or 419691-4590.

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East 1320 Mott, 4-bedroom, FR, LR, new paint/carpet/kitchen/bathroom, washer/dryer hookups, offstreet parking, $600/month plus deposit and utilities, no pets. 419-6913074

EAST HOUSE, Genesee St., 3 small bedroom, basement, $425/mo.

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East 3-bedroom lower $425/month, 3 bedroom upper $425/month 2 bedroom lower $400/month 1.5 bedroom upper $325/month plus deposit/utilities. appliances, washer/dryer hookups, no pets. 419-691-3074

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Happy New Year From The Staff at The Press! Baby, I Love you... What a great keepsake Attention all parents! If you would like to brag about your little one, this is the time to do it. We are looking for babies born in 2013. The Press will print your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photo in color, birth date, town, parents, and grandparents for only $20.00. Actual size shown. Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 8th Published: Monday, Jan. 13h Runs in the Metro and Suburban Press The Press May 15th Perrysburg, OH. Parents: Autumn & Max Rodriquez 1550 Woodville Rd. Grandparents: Rick & Tia Jones, Millbury, OH. 43447 Ed & Judy Rodriquez (Closed Fridays)

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


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Company has need for Direct Care Staff Serving adults with developmental disabilities. We offer competitive employment packages and are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please apply either in person at Community Residential Services, Inc., 151 N. Michigan Street, Suite 217, Toledo, OH 43604 or online at: Direct Care needed. Background check, high school diploma or GED needed. CPR, first aid, med course helpful, background in DD preferred. Must be willing to work weekends and extra hours if needed. 419-3469418 Experienced dump truck driver wanted, CDL required, full-time competitive pay. Applications accepted at 1141 N. Genoa Clay Center Road, Genoa. Hair stylist for Shear Pleasure Styling Salon in Oregon. We are relocating to a newly renovated salon and would love to add a new stylist to our team. Booth rent only. 419-340-5115 Hiring STNA, MA and Home Health Aids. Must have own car & clean background. Flexible Scheduling. Contact Comfort Keepers @ 866230-2664 M-F 8-4

JANITORIAL POSITIONS Part Time Fremont, Ohio a.m. or p.m. shifts week nights and/or weekends Experience preferred, but training will be provided Must be hard working, dependable & detailed-oriented. APPLY ONLINE AT Inquires welcome at 419-447-0115 MECHANICS This position involves mounting cranes, electrical wiring, blueprint reading, fabrication/alterations of frames and sub-frames, installation of mechanical parts. Experience with air/electric hand tools, small crane and mechanical hoist operation, electrical, hydraulic and mechanical troubleshooting, and gas metal arc welding. Must be able to work in fast pace environment. Positions are 1st shift with over time and are long term temp to hire, $11.00-$14.00/hr based on skill. Must provide own basic hand tools. Stop in the Manpower office at 316 W. Dussel Dr. Maumee or email resume to: or call MANPOWER 419-893-4413

Northwood and Oregon Industrial Openings We are recruiting for entry level assembly and manufacturing jobs. Great Opportunity for long term positions that can possibly lead to hire with an increase in pay. Pay rate is $8.00 per hour. 2nd and 3rd shift openings available. Drug and Bkg checks will be conducted. HS Diploma or GED is required. Call MANPOWER for appointment and mention this ad. 419-893-4413 SALES OPPORTUNITY NABF College World Series media publications/sponsorship. Commission only. Call 419-936-3887, leave name and phone number. Searching for grandma-type person to care for 2 children in our Oak Harbor home 1-2 days per week between 6 am and 12:30 pm. NonSmoker only. Call or text 419-2901205


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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



Experienced Caregiver, Excellent References, Full or Part-Time, 419-269-5402

Experienced IT Professional looking for FT work, college degree with management experience. Please call 419-350-3132 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 I do elderly care-home assistance , part-time. References upon request. 419-836-5293 I will work any shift. Reliable transportation. Any hours, any days. I am willing to do most any kind of work. 419-559-3212. TLC, does your loved one need quality care? 20 years experience caring for elderly, CHHA, CR/PN, Leave message for Helen 419-5429619 or 330-759-6814


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

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BAY AREA All Types of Services *Demolition *Hauling *Concrete *Brick & Block *Landscaping *Bobcat Services Mike 419-350-8662



Looking for wheelchair ramp for mobile home in the Genoa area before January 2nd. Husband having amputation and haven't had any luck on getting one. Any help is appreciated. Please call 419-855-0197

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

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Family with dog needs house to rent 6-9mths in Genoa, Millbury or Woodville. Need basement. 2 or 3 bedrooms. Need February 1st. 419855-0060.


To The Residents of Jerusalem Township The Reno Beach/Howard Farms Conservancy District will hold their regular business meetings on the second Monday of every other month. Starting January 13, 2014, the meeting will be held at 7 P.M. in the township hall at: 9501 Jerusalem Road, Curtice, Ohio 43412.



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Village of Harbor View On December 9, 2013 council of the village passed Resolution #07-2013: REQUEST FOR ADVANCE OF TAXES COLLECTED. On December 9, 2013 council of the village passed Resolution #08-2013: 2014 TEMPORARY APPROPRIATION BUDGET The full text of the resolutions can be seen at the office of the clerk during regular business hours or by appointment.

NORTHWOOD PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC MEETING The Northwood Planning Commission regular meeting of Monday, January 13, 2014 in the Northwood Municipal Building Council Chambers has been cancelled. There are no agenda items for review at this time. Attest: Kimberly Vaculik Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Coordinator City of Northwood

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Insulation Roll, Certainteed Kraft Faced Rolled, R-13. 3 ½' high. Was 32' long. Only about 6 ft. was used. $10. Water heater Insulation kit. Fits all style water heaters up to 22 1/2â&#x20AC;? diameter. Gas up to 50 gal., Electric up to 66 gal. $5.00. Call 419836-9754.

Simplicity Wood Chipper, 8hp up to 3â&#x20AC;? branch. Hopper for mulching small debris. $550.00 OBO, 419277-1576.

Storage Cabinet, plastic, 69â&#x20AC;? high x 30â&#x20AC;? wide x 17 1/2â&#x20AC;? deep. Double doors, 4 shelves. $90. Call 419-8369754.

Natural gas furnace, 65,000 btu, great for garage, $150. 419-6932840 Old Kerosene Heater. Looks antique. $5. Call 419-836-9754. Reliance Propane Tank, Weight 18.5lbs. $15.00. Call 419-836-9754


Set of World Book Encyclopedias from the 1980's. $30. 419-787-6921.

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Oregon ok’s engineer for wastewater project By Kelly J. Kaczala Press News Editor Oregon city council earlier this month approved a $382,000 contract for engineering services for Phase I of the wastewater treatment plant’s secondary improvement project. The services provided by Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd., of Toledo, include the review and approval of shop drawing submittals; the response to requests for information from the contractor; the review of monthly pay requests; the negotiation and preparation of change orders; the administration of monthly construction meetings, and the preparation of record drawings. The firm will also provide a Resident Project Representative to monitor the contractor’s activities during the time work on the plant is occurring. “They are the designer of the project,” Public Service Director Paul Roman said of Jones & Henry Engineers. “They’ve done a very good job. It is traditional that we hire the same designer for construction engineering and inspection.” Council had also approved a $6.2 mil-

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lion contract with Peterson Construction Company for furnishing labor, materials and equipment for the $16 million project. Peterson has not previously done work for the city, according to Roman. “Jones and Henry gives them a very high recommendation. There is no doubt in my mind they are the lowest and best bid.” The improvements will eliminate secondary treatment bypasses and sanitary sewer collection system overflows during wet weather events. The project consists of two phases that must be completed by December, 2017. Phase I involves equipment replacement, including two influent screens, three raw sewage pump motor drives, two blowers, air piping, air diffusers in aeration tanks and a dissolved oxygen control system, site restoration, and associated supervisory control and data acquisition upgrades, according to Roman. Phase 2 improvements consist of new final clarifier with associated secondary sludge pumping facilities, aeration tank improvements consisting primarily of replacement of stop plates and slide gates, disinfection improvements consisting of replacement of the chlorine feed and safe-

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A vacancy on the Northwestern Water and Sewer District Board of Trustees has been filled with the appointment of Shad Ridenour, of Center Township. The appointment is effect Jan. 1, 2014, according to Jerry Greiner, president of the district. Ridenour was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Alex Molner. Ridenour’s term expires at the end of 2018. The board is responsible for the operation of the district, which provides water and sewer service for about 17,000 customers.

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ty equipment, effluent pump replacement and improvements, site restoration, and associated Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition upgrades. The Phase I project is included in the city’s 2013 Capital Improvement Project (CIP) budget and will be financed through the Ohio EPA Water Pollution Control Loan Fund supplemented with a grant and loan funding through the Ohio Public Works Commission. As part of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, the city is required to increase the secondary treatment capacity of the wastewater treatment plant from 24 million gallons per day (MGD) to 36 MGD to eliminate secondary treatment bypasses and sanitary sewer collection overflows during wet weather. Roman said he revised the financial plan of the project, which will be paid over a 20 year period. “Originally in August this year, I gave a financial plan to council to give a brief overview. There will be the need for a capital improvement charge to pay for the loan of this project. That will need to be established at some time in March,” he said.

Four persons were recently injured in two separate crashes on state routes 795 and 163, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol On Dec. 22, a 2000 Pontiac driven by Pierre Leduc, 20, of Elmore, was traveling west on Route 795 when he failed to yield while turning left onto Cross Roads Parkway. The patrol said his vehicle struck a 2013 Chevrolet driven by Mandi Sparks, 40, of Genoa, Leduc suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Toledo Hospital. Sparks and two others in her car, Jessica Sparks, 17, Genoa, and Linda Miller, 71, also of Genoa, were transported to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center with serious but nonlife threatening injuries, the patrol said. On Dec. 21, at 3:05 a.m. patrol troopers responded to a one-vehicle injury traffic crash on State Route 163, west of Bradner Road in Lake Township. A 2000 Ford Ranger operated by Jesse Molina Jr., 36, of Genoa, was westbound on Route 163 and went off the north side of the road. The vehicle then struck a tree, rotated, and struck a house. Molina, who sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries, was transported by Lake Township Emergency Medical Service to St. Charles Hospital. According to the patrol, the house sustained damage to the front porch and possible structural damage to the foundation. The homeowner was not displaced as a result of the damage and the occupants weren’t injured. The patrol said alcohol contributed to the crash and Molina was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and failure to maintain reasonable control. Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Lake Township fire and police departments and Wood County Sheriff’s Department.

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