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Mercy to use “Super Scrubs” Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital employees Austin Rohleder, implantation assistant, and Maryann Hurley, housekeeping coordinator, look over the new Vestex “super scrubs” at an employee fitting event Jan. 31 at the hospital. See Health Section, page 8. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

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Commissioners push for impairment By Kelly J. Kaczala News Editor Lucas County Commissioners recently expressed their support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s rejection last month of the Ohio EPA’s 2016 list of impaired waters in Ohio, which had failed to include the impairment designation of Ohio’s portion of the open waters of Western Lake Erie. “We’re gratified the U.S. EPA is enforcing the Clean Water Act and requiring the State of Ohio to follow the law,” said Commissioner Carol Contrada. “This is a significant move to protect drinking water and the health of Lake Erie. This will provide the accountability that 11 million citizens that are affected by the health of Lake Erie expect.” Commissioner Pet Gerken said that the Ohio EPA has received Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding since 2011 to monitor nutrient levels in the western basin. “Director Butler’s defense that they don’t have the data to make an impairment designation doesn’t add up – and now the Trump Administration agrees.” Reevaluated The U.S. EPA stated earlier this year

all readily available information regarding phosphorus pollution that drives the growth of Harmful Algal Blooms in the open waters of western Lake Erie, or evaluating whether Harmful Algal Blooms are impairing those waters, as required by the Clean Water Act. The U.S. EPA approved of the state’s decision on May 19, 2017. In a Jan. 12 letter to Craig Butler, director of the Ohio EPA, David R. Ross, assistant administrator of the U.S. EPA, stated that the federal agency had “reevaluated” the state’s list and determined it was “not fully consistent with the requirements of the Clean Water Act and EPA’s regulations.”

it was wrong to approve a decision by the Ohio EPA to designate only limited shoreline areas of western Lake Erie as impaired. The Clean Water Act requires Ohio, every two years, to evaluate the water quality of all waters within its jurisdiction and submit a list to U.S. EPA that identifies each body of water that is impaired by pollution. The U.S. EPA then approves the list if it meets specific requirements, including the requirement to assemble and evaluate all existing and readily available water quality related data and information regarding water quality problems within a state’s jurisdiction. Last October, the Ohio EPA submitted its list to U.S. EPA without assembling

Political will “The health of Lake Erie continues to be a top priority of the Lucas County Commissioners,” said Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak. “We have a dynamic program to identify sources and amounts of nutrients flowing into Lake Erie. Our offer to partner with state and federal EPA officials to ensure that these sources are identified and mitigated is still on the table,” she added, referring to the Nutrient Source Inventory. In July, 2014, unsafe levels of a toxin, mycrocystin, shut down Toledo’s public drinking water for 400,000 customers in

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Options under consideration to supply water for its approximately 6,500 customers in northern Wood County will be discussed by officials of the Northwestern Water and Sewer District at a public forum Feb. 15. The meeting will be held at the Quality Inn, 10612 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, and start at 6:30 p.m. The district is currently exploring long-term options, said Theresa Pollick, a district spokesman, including joining the Toledo Area Water Authority or utilizing other water sources in Wood County. Officials from Toledo, Lucas County and suburban communities that purchase water from the city recently signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to provide a framework for forming the authority. The TAWA service area could include all or portions of the cities of Maumee, Perrysburg, Sylvania and Toledo; Village of Whitehouse, Fulton and Lucas counties; the Northwestern Water and Sewer District and Monroe County, Michigan. Under the agreement, it would be governed by a board of trustees of seven voting members. Two members would be appointed by the mayor of Toledo, one by the Lucas County commissioners, one jointly by the mayors of Sylvania, Maumee and Whitehouse; one by the mayor of Perrysburg, one jointly by the Fulton County commissioners and board of the Northwestern Water and Sewer District and one by the Monroe County Drain Commission. TAWA would establish rates and charges for providing water service based on a goal of meeting an 8-year rate equalization plan developed through a regional water technical committee of the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments. Pollick said information from a study prepared for the Wood County Economic Development Commission will also be pre-

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Driving Miss Daisy Miss Daisy (Judi Pollock) has a question for Hoke (Michael Reynolds) during a rehearsal of Oregon Community Theatre's upcomimg production of the drama "Driving Miss Daisy." Performances will be held in the Fassett Auditorium on February 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8pm and February 18 at 3pm. Tickets are $14.00 for adults and $12.00 for senior/ students and can be ordered at or by calling 419-6911398. Tickets may also be purchased any show night. (Photo courtesy of Robert Mullens)

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Trustees to hear zoning change request By Larry Limpf News Editor The Lake Township trustees will consider a zoning request from a Woodville Road business owner on March 6 at 6 p.m. James Mlynek, owner of Woodville Road Nursery, is seeking to change two parcels on the other side of the road from his business from R-2 residential to B-2 general commercial. He’s been using the property as a transfer station for piles of leaves that he composts at his nursery. The township’s zoning commission in January voted to recommend a zoning certificate for the transfer station be denied. Mlynek and residents of Bailey Road,

who have raised concerns about odors from the site and drainage problems, have both retained attorneys. The trustees last week agreed to a request by Mlynek’s attorney, Brian Ballenger, for an extension before holding a hearing on the matter. Richard Welling, a trustee, said the parties will also have the option of taking their case to Wood County Common Pleas Court. In other business, the trustees agreed to a recommendation from the township’s newly appointed Emergency Medical Service coordinator to hire seven part-time persons. Five are paramedics and two are emergency medical technicians. A contract between the township and

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LifeStar for 24-hour service ends in March and the township plans to have its own paramedics in place before the agreement expires. Under the agreement with LifeStar, the company provides two paramedics for each shift and the township provides an emergency vehicle, equipment and houses the on-duty personnel at the administration building on Cummings Road. Fire Chief Bruce Moritz said he expects the EMS unit to be staffed primarily by part-time personnel with the exception of Sanders. Five members of the township fire department who are paramedics have already applied and will have priority in being put on the EMS staff, he said last week.

Lake Erie Continued from front page northwest Ohio and 30,000 residents in southeast Michigan. Microcystin, which can cause liver and kidney damage, is produced by algal blooms that develop in the lake. They are fed mostly by fertilizer and manure runoff from farm fields. Yet nearly four years later, harmful algal blooms continue to plague the lake. Wozniak told The Press last week that it is important for the open waters of Western Lake Erie to receive the designation of full impairment to adequately fix the problems that still pose a threat to the lake. “The full impairment designation would provide us with the resources to pay for some of the improvements we need to make, including implementing best practices to curb runoff coming from agriculture throughout the Lake Erie Basin,� she said. Many have wondered why there is still no designation of full impairment in the western basin. “I don’t know if it just lacks political will,� said Wozniak. The Nutrient Source Inventory program was established by the county to map the source and path of toxins as they drain into the Maumee River and into the lake. “The NSI tool shows throughout the Western Lake Erie Basin where the sources and the amounts of nutrients are. We are doing that program because we don’t have that impaired status. So the local governments like Toledo and Lucas County have to do all its own work on fixing the lake because we’re not getting the support and resources at the federal level. We’re willing to partner. But we can’t do it all on our own because we have fewer resources compared to what the federal government could do,� she said.

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Athletes from all over the country and even Canada traveled to Camp Perry to fire in the 2018 Camp Perry Open. (Photo courtesy CMP)

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Record crowd braves stormy weather By Ashley Brugnone CMP Writer Northwest Ohio was battered by a strong winter storm that brought with it slick ice, drifting snow and wind gusts up near 30 miles per hour. It was the perfect weekend for a little marksmanship competition – that is, for the airgun athletes who traveled to Port Clinton for the 2018 Camp Perry Open. The participants fired in the 80-point electronic indoor air range located within the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center.

Warm Coats program The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit serving Ottawa County is extending the Winter Coats Program due to increasing needs and the generosity of the community. This year, the program has been extended through March, based on donations of new coats which are distributed cost-free to local families in need of a winter coat. “This is the 22nd year this program has been providing coats to the residents of Ottawa County,” said Salvation Army Director Maureen Saponari. “Residents in need of a warm winter coat can call The Salvation Army and pick up coats for their families.” To date this year, more than 800 coats have been distributed. Call Saponari at 419-732-2769 to inquire about the program.

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The Camp Perry Open is an air gun competition that combines both junior and adult competitors in shoulder-to-shoulder competition. A 3x20 junior match, featuring a qualification round and an elimination final, as well as an open 60 Shot air rifle and air pistol event for both adults and juniors make up the weekend schedule, along with the Open’s famous Super Final. This year, the event saw more participants than ever, requiring the addition of a fourth relay for the first time in the match’s history. While the wind howled, the snow swirled and the ice shelves from nearby Lake Erie brushed up over the shoreline outside of the facility, the one-day 3x20 junior competition kicked off the Camp Perry Open festivities. Due to the bad weather that persisted outdoors, making the roadways increasingly hazardous for travelers in the area, the 3x20 Finals matches were cancelled. The Top 3 precision and sporter competitors and teams were chosen from qualifying entries from the day’s scores. Antonio Gross, 18, of Webster from New York, fired a score of 591-44x to overtake the precision match. Last year, Gross finished the junior event in third place, managing this year to squeak by Amelia Dell, 17, of Riverside Shooting Club from Michigan, by only x-count to earn his win. Dell finished with an overall score of 59138x. Annabelle Stanec, 17, of Ashland Eagles in Ohio, landed in third with 58933x. In sporter, Max Martinez, 16, of Pickaway Diabolos from Ohio, bested the field with a score of 555-21x to beat out

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Freeport NJROTC teammates from Illinois, Linsey Kleckner, 16, and Makiah Stacy, 18. Kleckner fired an aggregate score of 55118x, while Stacy stayed close with a score of 544-15x. Super Finals The Super Finals, which has made the Camp Perry Open unlike any other air event throughout the year and arguably the most widely attended by fans, features costumes, music, cheering fans and other distractions – all echoing simultaneously throughout the range as the competitors fire their shots. This year, the Top 40 air rifle and pistol overall competitors, respectively, took the firing line in the event, with the winners walking away with a custom Camp Perry Open cowbell to keep as a memento. Winning this year’s Super Final was CPT Matt Rawlings, 33, of Fairbanks, Alaska, in rifle and Kathryn Roberston, 24, of Lynden, Ontario, in pistol. Roberston sported a large, red maple leaf hat during the match to throw homage to her home country of Canada as she battled for the win. Overtaking the Super Final was a personal victory for CPT Rawlings, who took a break from the sport but was recently given the option to return to competing. He jumped at the opportunity and has been shooting in events as often as possible since August 2017 – even purchasing a new rifle and giving up on one he had been using since 1998. “I didn’t know I was going to be able to do it (compete) again, quite honestly, but it’s been going alright,” he said.

Buddy Ritson, of Lake Township, will seek election as Wood County Auditor in the Democratic Primary. Ritson was raised in Walbridge and is a graduate of Lake High School. In addition, he received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Toledo and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in financial economics from Bowling Green State University. He is a pricing specialist supervisor at Hub Group, a transportation logistics company based in Toledo. In announcing his candidacy, Ritson said, “I truly believe in bipartisan approaches to government. The auditor’s office provides important checks and balances, and with a nearly all-Republican county government, it is important to have an auditor who can provide those checks and balances. “Wood County was one of the first auditor’s offices in Ohio to have a web presence, but the electronic presence hasn’t had significant updates in a long time. I look forward to bringing ideas that I have gained from private industry to help make county government more effective in reaching the needs of Wood County taxpayers and businesses,” he said. Ritson and his fiancée, Heather DeBouver, recently bought their first home in Lake Township and will be married in Risingsun on May 19. He welcomes suggestions on how to make county government more efficient and more effective via email at buddyforwoodcountyauditor@gmail. com.

Sleigh rides at Spiegel Grove Celebrate Presidents’ Day by riding in a horse-drawn sleigh through the wooded estate of President Rutherford B. Hayes. South Creek Clydesdales will offer horse-drawn sleigh and trolley rides from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, through Monday, Feb. 19, at Spiegel Grove, the grounds of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, in Fremont. The cost is $3 per rider age 3 and older and free for riders 2 and younger. Tickets can be purchased in the museum and library building. Rides will be offered whether or not there is snow. However, if the wind chill is zero or below zero or there are thunderstorms, rides will be canceled. Visit and the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ social media pages for updates. For info, call 419-332-2081 or visit




Hunting and fishing club seeks to be family-oriented By Bruce Hefflinger Press Contributing Writer Oregon resident Mark Reeves is proud to be a Christian. He also loves the outdoors. Now Reeves and a group of others are planning to combine the two into a Christian-based organization that promotes fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities. “It’s a lot like any conservation hunting club, we plan to promote hunting and fishing,” explained Reeves, who lives in Oregon. “We intend to lease farmland for members to use all the while pressing out family values. It will be about hunting and fishing as a family — father and son, father and daughter, mother and son, mother and daughter.” There will be a meeting on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at The Rock, Assembly of God Church, 4058 Starr Ave., in Oregon to go over plans and strategies for the newly-formed organization. “Farms are being overrun by people who don’t respect their land,” Reeves said. “We plan to approach the farmers to see if they’re willing to work with us. We’d lease land for the right to hunt on it and we’d also police it to make sure nobody is hunting on the land that is not permitted.” Land throughout northwest Ohio is being considered according to Reeves, including Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa, Lucas, Williams, Fulton and Seneca counties. “I don’t think there’s anything out there in the eastern part of Lucas County and the surrounding area that is like this that’s Christian based,” Reeves said. “The best part of this will be bringing Christian men and women together for fellowship doing things together that we like - the discipleship going on as Christians and hunting and fishing together.” The idea is different than outdoor clubs that are currently in existence, such as the Ottawa County Conservation Club and the Wood Creek Conservation Club. “The Ottawa Club doesn’t do anything along the lines of hunting and they don’t lease property,” Reeves explained. “They’re more about shooting and the practice of shooting. They have a nice lit practice area and have shooting facilities to practice bow hunting.


Michael L. Almroth 4/10/1964 ~ 2/1/2018

Michael L. Almroth, 53, of Elmore, OH, passed a w a y T h u r s d a y, February 1, 2018 at Mercy St. Charles Hospital, Oregon, OH. He was born in Toledo, OH on April 10, 1964, a son of Larry & Vicki (Therkelsen)Almroth. Mike was a printer and pressman for the Toledo Blade, and the Blade Printing Company. He loved guitars and being a musician with Elmore Fudd. Mike enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and shooting, and playing golf with his buddies at Sugar reek Golf Course. Mike is survived by his children, Jeffrey R. Almroth and Courtney M. Roepke, both of Woodville, OH, Michael E. Smith of Florida, and their mother, Annette (Roepke) Almroth of Woodville; siblings, Shelly Almroth, Breckinridge, CO, James (Dena) Almroth, Golden, CO, and Marc (Tricia) Therkelsen, Temperance, MI; and 8 nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Arrangements were handled by Crosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service, ElmoreGenoa Chapel. Private graveside service was held at Harris-Elmore Union Cemetery, Elmore. Those planning memorial contributions are asked to please consider Mike's son, Jeff's college fund in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared with Mike's family at

The beginnings of a Fishing and Hunting Club, left to right — Matt Bertok, Dallas Layman, Scott Sullivan, Mark Reeves, Nick Bailey, and Dwight Momberg. Others are welcome to join. (Photo courtesy Mark Reeves) “Where we’d be different is that we’d have land leased that members can go hunt on with relationship of farmers, while also wanting to promote the church statement of faith to everyone.” Plans are to have youth be a big part of this organization. “One of the things we want to do is promote youth hunting and fishing, and bow and arrows, and guns,” Reeves said. “We may have a youth pheasant hunt for a day. We’d like to have youth fishing events. This could be on ponds or possibly renting a boat on a lake. We’d also want to involve women that like to hunt and fish. “Two or three times a year we might

rent out a big head boat and take kids out fishing that normally don’t get to go fishing. We may also get involved in bird watching at the National Wildlife Preserve. We could help get involved in promoting that. But to do all this we need to raise funds.” That begins with membership, something that will be discussed at the upcoming meeting. “We will probably limit membership to 100, 150 or so,” Reeves said. “The annual dues will be in the neighborhood of $40. There might also be an initiation fee the first year along with the dues. Charter memberships could also be available for those that sign up the first few months.

Once word gets out, membership would be by referral. This will all be decided at the meeting.” Reeves stresses that family is a big part of it, memberships including. “If a member of the club has kids, they’re considered a member until they’re 16 or 18 and then they’d have to become a member,” Reeves added. Anyone interested that has questions can contact Reeves at 678-761-3635 or 678257-2581. “I know there are a lot of ideas out there right now,” Reeves said. “We have about 15 guys interested at the moment and that should increase with the meeting.”


Voters will see 2 new levies on ballot By Larry Limpf News Editor The Benton - Carroll - Salem school board will hold two public meetings to discuss the school system’s financial situation and the board’s decision to place two tax levies on the May 8 ballot. The meetings will be held Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. and March 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor High School auditorium. Board members cite the recent property devaluation of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station as the primary reason the district needs additional tax revenues; the resulting annual loss to the district from the devaluation is about $4.6 million, about a fourth of the B-C-S operating budget. However, the loss of reimbursement payments from the state – about $300,000 annually – that started when the public utility tangible personal property tax was phased out is also a factor, said Guy Parmigian, district superintendent. To recover those losses the board will place a 1 percent earned income tax on the ballot along with a 3.89-mill property tax that would generate about $1.98 mil-

lion and $1.4 million a year respectively if passed. Both issues would be in effect for five years if approved. “It was staggering that at a meeting of state officials this past October, no one around the table could think of another school district in state history who has lost the magnitude of revenue that BentonCarroll-Salem is losing. Our loss of revenue is simply unprecedented,’’ said Parmigian. The B-C-S board voted unanimously during a special meeting last week to place the levies on the ballot for voter approval. The income tax issue would be levied on wages and self-employment earnings of residents of the district. Interest, dividends, capital gains, pensions, rental income, lottery winnings and income earned by estates would be exempt from the tax. The property tax would cost about $136 per $100,000 of valuation for each parcel a year. Parmigian said property tax revenues from the Davis-Besse plant have been a pillar of the district’s finances since the plant began operations in the 1970s, which enabled successive school boards and administrations to place fewer issues on the ballot over the years.

He credited the school board for being fiscally conservative, saying the board evaluates every vacancy that comes open due to retirement or resignation, and then makes a decision on replacing the position. Last summer, teaching positions, a maintenance position and a bus mechanic position were not filled for a savings of $406,000. The efficiency measures will continue, Parmigian said, but a loss of $6 million annually in revenue means the district can’t cut its way out of the situation without hurting educational programs for students. Last month, the board met with State Representative Steve Arndt and State Senator Randy Gardner in Columbus to discuss a draft plan for assistance from the state but learned it’s likely any help would only be for three years and cover just a fraction of the devaluation loss. Parmigian said more details on a plan will be available in the spring. Voters may consult the district’s website at for more information about the tax issues on the May ballot or they may call Parmigian or treasurer Cajon Keeton with any questions about the issues at 419-898-6210.

Pheasants Forever banquet approaches The Erie - Ottawa - Sandusky County Chapter of Pheasants Forever invites outdoor enthusiasts and guests to their 27th annual fundraising banquet Saturday, March 10 at the Camp Perry Banquet Hall, Port Clinton. The event will feature 30 guns to be auctioned, raffled or included as part of an outdoor prize package. The meal, which will be prepared by Mesenburg Caterers of Huron, will feature smoked whole hog, grilled chicken, shrimp fettuccini alfredo, salad, side dishes and dessert. Beer and soft drinks will be provided, with a cash bar available. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. Raffles and auctions will follow. Tickets are pre-pay only. The cost is

Ag Notes $60 for adults (includes membership to Pheasants Forever) and $30 for a guest ticket. For youths ages 17 and younger, admission is $25, which includes membership to the Pheasants Forever youth organization. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever is a national upland habitat conservation organization with 140,000 members in 740 chapters, including over 6,000 in 30 Ohio

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A second pre-trial hearing has been scheduled for a Woodville man who’s been indicted on one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and three counts of receiving stolen property. The hearing for William S. Gentry, 58, W. Main Street, is scheduled for March 27 in Wood County Common Pleas Court. According to the indictment, Gentry was involved in the theft around July 8, 2016 of a trailer in the Village of Walbridge valued at about $4,000 with a Honda motorcycle inside valued at $400. The trailer and motorcycle were sold to an “unknowing individual” but were later recovered by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Around July 11, Gentry was allegedly involved in the theft of another trailer in Walbridge valued at $2,500. It was also sold and recovered by the highway patrol. A third trailer valued at $10,000 and a snowmobile inside it valued at $13,000 were reported stolen in Perrysburg. They were also recovered. As the investigation continued, authorities determined a total of 42 trailers had been stolen in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan between Nov. 23, 2013 and June 2017. The total estimated loss of the trailers is about $199,000. The unrecovered contents are valued at $234,805. During a pre-trial hearing last week, the court agreed to a request by Gentry’s attorney to modify his bond to allow him to travel and contact one of the alleged victims. He may travel to Canton, Ga. from Feb. 16-19.

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

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Top left, Bryan Dayton and Jon Lenix of Musil Movers bring in jewelry cases from the recently closed Kmart, Oregon, to their new home at the Harbor View Historical Society. At right, Michael Joseph, curator for the museum, easures the cases that will house many of the museum’s artifacts. (Press photos by Ken Grosjean)

Historical Society gets jewelry display cases The Kmart on Navarre Avenue in Oregon recently closed for good, but its contents — specifically the jewelry cases — will become an asset to the Harbor View Historical Society, according to Michael Joseph, curator of the museum. Once the area’s last remaining Kmart closed, Joseph purchased the display cases for the museum and, with the help of Musil Movers, the display cases arrived at their new home one week later. “We worked with Kmart corporate to purchase the display cases at a greatly reduced price. They are greatly needed at our museum for our artifacts, souvenirs, and display usage for other events like our annual craft shows,” said Joseph. “It’s great when corporate entities work with us to find new needs for something that otherwise would just be thrown out.” The Harbor View Historical Museum is located at 2083 Autokee Street off of Bay Shore Road in Oregon. It is located in the former Harbor View Missionary Baptist Church. Over the past seven years volunteers worked to convert the former church, purchased though the Lucas County Land Bank Program, into the new home of the historical society. HVHS hosted several annual events including a War of 1812 program in con-

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junction with Fort Meigs volunteers. The museum also has an on-going display titled “The Cannons that Changed America” — which showcases what U.S. and British naval forces used in The Battle of Lake Erie. These two cannons are replicas of a British Long Gun and a Carronade cannon. Both reflect the type of cannon used during the time period when The Battle of

Lake Erie took place. Additionally, the two cannons have a story all their own. Both were constructed by Bob Gillmor, Gillmor Ordnance of Old Fort, OH, and were used in the 2003 hit movie “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”. There is also a library on site for use by area residents.

Human trafficking forum set Human trafficking will be the topic of a town hall meeting set for Sunday, Feb. 25 from 2-3 p.m. at Woodmore Elementary/ Middle School, 800 W. Main St., Woodville. Citizens of Elmore, Woodville and surrounding communities are invited to the meeting, which is a collaborative effort among Elmore and Woodville police departments, the Elmore Ministerium, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, Sandusky County Prevention Partnership Coalition, TNT Mentoring, Woodmore Schools and Two Villages. Human trafficking is a form of modernday slavery, where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. Victims are forced, defrauded or coerced into trafficking. The most common age in Ohio for

children to become victims of trafficking is 13 years old. Panelists will include Det. Amy Gloor, of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office; LeeAnn Campbell, of Rahab’s Heart and Jeff Wilbarger, of The Daughter Project. In addition, community prevention and support agencies will have table displays with resource information to share. Discussion topics include an overview of current trends of trafficking in our area, how children can be at risk for victimization, how children can be trafficked while they live at home, how to recognize signs that a person is a victim of trafficking, how to protect children and prevent trafficking in our communities, and how to report suspected human trafficking.

State Rep. Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) announced last week that the Ohio House has passed legislation that would help fund projects that provide broadband to underserved regions of the state. HB 281, a Buckeye Pathway bill, would establish the Residential Broadband Expansion (RBE) Program within the Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA), through which grants would be provided to local governments that sponsor initiatives to provide broadband to residential areas within their boundaries. The legislation targets the problem of “last-mile” connectivity to residences where it remains too expensive for private broadband providers to extend their services, filling a funding gap for coverage. This would impact both large areas unserved by broadband service, as well as smaller clusters of households within communities that are already served. “In 2018, broadband internet is a vital tool, but unfortunately, too many people who live in rural Ohio do not have access,” Gavarone said. “I am happy to cosponsor this legislation to help our local governments bridge the current service and funding gaps so that more people can realize the benefits this resource provides.” To fund the RBE Program, the bill creates the Ohio Broadband Development Grant Fund and makes an appropriation of $2 million in Fiscal Year 2019. The RBE grant share for projects would be a third of the total cost, with the remaining funds coming from a variety of sources, representing a partnership between public and private entities to improve internet connectivity statewide. HB 281, sponsored by Rep. Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township), now awaits further consideration by the Ohio Senate.

Lake art Julia Christensen, associate professor of integrated media art at Oberlin College, will talk about her art practice and projects from the Great Lakes to outer space on Feb. 15 at the Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bayshore Rd., Oregon. Her free talk will start at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.


Your Voice on the Street: By Stephanie Wade If you could go back in time, what would you collect?

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The Press Poll How do you feel about the direction of the country after the State of the Union speech? Better Worse

Jeff Weber Mentor “Probably family heirlooms. We throw so much away and having a connection to our family, our ancestry, nowadays would be priceless. Being able to say this was my great aunt’s jewelry or grandfather’s watch or someone’s furniture. It could help you connect to those family members you never got to meet.”

Dean Watson Toledo “Property. Back in time when it was cheap! The right property would have been a wise investment.”

Judy Kamelesky Northwood “Stocks! Disney, Pepsi and Google.”

Jack Crawford Graytown “I would go back about 25 years and I would collect Alpha Magic: The Gathering cards. It’s a card game. They had very limited print runs and are worth a lot now.”

Heather Bachmayer Oregon “T-shirts of the baseball teams my son’s played on throughout his life. He’s a senior in college and is playing his last year of college ball. I’d love to be able to make him a blanket out of them now. He’s had so many great experiences playing baseball. It’d be a great keepsake to have.”

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What type of waiting are you engaged in? Letters Waiting for something to happen is different than waiting while you are working to make something happen. The first scenario is passive waiting, while the second is active waiting. Although you do have control over what action you are taking, you can’t control how long it will take to achieve your desired results. Progress may not happen according to your timeline. Having to wait for your desired results is not a sign of failure. Again, waiting while you are proactive is much different than passively waiting for something to happen. To be most effective, each of your goals should have an accompanying timeline, which lists a specific target date for the attainment of the goal. For goals requiring multiple steps, the timeline would also include a completion date for each intermediate step. What happens if you don’t obtain your desired results by your deadline? Although through your action you can work toward your completion date, you can’t necessarily guarantee it. Success does not always follow your desired timeline. Far too many people give up because they did not achieve their goal fast enough. They abandon their quest with the declaration, “It didn’t work.” This scenario is then repeated with different objectives until they finally give up altogether, convinced that they are not capable of success. There are numerous examples which illustrate that proactive waiting is a legitimate component of success. Christopher

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by Bryan Golden Columbus was at sea for 70 days before reaching land. When he began his voyage, Columbus had no idea how far he had to go or how long the journey would take. If Columbus had given up on day 69 and turned back, he would have failed. For 69 days Columbus and his crew were sailing and waiting. Imagine you were driving in your car on a 200-mile trip but stopped at mile 199. You would not reach your destination. The fact that you were almost there would be irrelevant. You have to wait until you had travelled the entire 200 miles before your trip would successfully conclude. Suppose you wanted to make a cake. The recipe calls for baking it for 60 minutes. During those 60 minutes you are waiting with no tangible results. If you were to remove the cake from the oven before an hour, the cake would not be complete. Many people mining for gold have given up just before reaching a rich vein. They had grown frustrated with digging endlessly with no results. Ironically, the mines they had abandoned later turned out to be loaded with gold. The people who contin-

ued where the original miners had left off became wealthy. Had the original miners dug just a few more feet, all of their hard work would have been amply rewarded. As you can see, waiting proactively isn’t failure at all. Even though you may not be seeing results materialize while you are waiting, progress is happening. You are indeed getting closer with each passing moment. Successful people don’t give up when it takes longer than anticipated to reach their goals. They understand the timeframe they are dealing with is not totally within their control. As frustrating as it may be, waiting is part of achievement. When you don’t take action, nothing happens. Getting started puts things in motion. Columbus’ journey did not begin until he left his home port. Columbus had no chance of being successful while his ships were moored at the dock. When you find yourself waiting for results, make sure you are being proactive by continuing to take action. Passively waiting is nothing more than wishing for results. It’s just like playing the lottery; you might win but the odds are overwhelmingly against you. NOW AVAILABLE: “Dare to Live Without Limits,” the book. Visit www.BryanGolden. com or your bookstore. Bryan is a management consultant, motivational speaker, author, and adjunct professor. Email Bryan at or write him c/o this paper.  2017 Bryan Golden

America dumps its fracking waste in her town By Alison Stine My southeastern Ohio town in the Appalachian foothills is a small, rural place where the demolition derby is a hot ticket, Walmart is the biggest store, and people in the surrounding villages must often drive for 30 minutes to grocery shop. We hold the unfortunate distinction of being the poorest county in the state: an area that is both stunning — with rolling hills, rocky cliffs, pastures, and ravines — and inaccessible, far from industry. It’s here, at the Hazel Ginsburg well, that fracking companies dump their waste. Trucks ship that sludge of toxic chemicals and undrinkable water across the country and inject it into my county’s forgotten ground. My step-grandmother, the daughter of a Kentucky miner, used to tell me stories of washing her clothes in polluted red water, downstream from mines. Coal companies exploited employees like her father, paying him in company scrip and keeping him poor and exploiting the land. That kind of abuse continues. It’s just changed shape. The Ginsburg well has a long history of violations, so many that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources ordered it shut. It was not. It’s a pit well, which looks like an old swimming pool, covered by a tarp. No sign indicates the presence of chemicals, just a “no trespassing” sign. Allegedly, a guard will snap your picture if you stop or turn

Guest Editorial your car around. The well is located in a residential area, with houses — some with swing sets — just down the road. In 2012, Madeline ffitch (whose last name is spelled lowercase and with the double ff) was arrested there. Her arrest was part of an action by a local antifracking group, Appalachia Resist. The then 31-year-old’s arms were locked into cement-filled plastic drums just before the gates, blocking the entrance. Two years later, Christine Hughes, cofounder of the local Village Bakery, was arrested protesting against another well site, as were seven others. My town called them “the Athens 8” and they were hailed as heroes. Ffitch and her young family continue to protest wells, despite the attempts of the fracking industry to, according to her, “paint anyone who is organizing resistance around this stuff as outsiders or extremists.” Her husband, Peter Gibbons-Ballew, was arrested in a peaceful protest in 2016, while ffitch watched, their baby strapped to her chest. Our local economy now depends on tourism and farming. The long, humid growing season makes this part of

Appalachia ideal for wild specialties such as pawpaws, black walnuts, and mushrooms. And many hunters stay here to be near our famous bucks. By contaminating the environment, fracking wastewater wells threaten all these businesses. In 2015, tank trucks injected 4 million barrels of waste into my small county alone. It’s hard to get answers about what it’s in that waste. But Jason Tremby, an engineering professor at Ohio University, is leading a local team to “clean” fracking wastewater using ultraviolet light, water softening techniques, and a high pressure reactor. It makes sense to me that a solution to the wells might come not from outside, but from people like ffitch, Hughes, and Trembly, working and living in Appalachia. People are used to doing things for themselves here — and used to the community helping the community. I keep hoping more will be done to protect this place. “You want to forget it,” begins the Appalachian-born Ruth Stone’s poem “Garbage.” But the fracking waste in the injection wells of Appalachia can’t be forgotten forever. It’ll bubble up, one way or another, before long. Alison Stine’s most recent book is a novella, The Protectors. A longer version of this piece was produced by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Distributed by

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Taking on childhood obesity On March 5, the YMCA of Greater Toledo will begin offering “Healthy Weight and Your Child,” a pilot program designed to empower children between the ages of 7-13, with the support from their families, to reach a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle. YMCA membership is not required. The YMCA of Greater Toledo is one of 19 YMCAs in the U.S. to run this pilot program. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity affects 17 percent of all children and adolescents in the United States – triple the rate from the generation before. Today, one in six children is obese and one in three is overweight, which poses greater risks for a number of health problems such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and mental health issues. “The YMCA of Greater Toledo has a long history of advancing the health and well-being of children in Toledo, and helping children reach a healthy weight is important now more than ever,” said Bethany Deakins, Director of Healthy Living at the YMCA of Greater Toledo. “Healthy Weight and Your Child will help children improve their health and boost their self-esteem, and families will feel empowered to make and support healthier choices.” The 25-session program engages the whole family, so together they can understand how the home environment and other factors influence the choices that lead to a healthy weight. The program curriculum focuses on healthy eating, regular physical activity and behavior change. Comprised of groups of eight to 15 children and their parents/caregivers, the program creates a safe, fun and active environment for children and their families to explore and adopt proven methods to living a healthier lifestyle. Sessions are two hours in length, with the first hour delivered in a classroom setting and the second hour focusing on physical activity. Children eligible for the program must be between the ages of 7 and 13, have a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to the 95th percentile, receive approval from their doctor or a health care provider, and be accompanied by a parent or caregiver at every session. The program will begin March 5 at 6 p.m. at the West Toledo YMCA. Enrollment prior to this date is required. For more information or to enroll, contact Bethany Deakins (419-725-7892, or Susan Ruff (419-725-7844,

“Super Scrubs” to keep germs at bay By Tammy Walro Press Features Editor Many of us take work home with us at the end of the day. Typically, it’s not too big a deal. However, for nurses and other healthcare workers, the frightening reality is that they can carry potentially dangerous germs, bacteria and other contaminants home on their scrubs and uniforms. In an effort to enhance the culture of safety for healthcare workers and patients as well, Mercy Health has partnered with Vestagen Protective Technologies to fit employees with new “active barrier” super scrubs and uniforms. Vestex medical apparel is made with a fluid-repellent fabric and a durable EPAregistered antimicrobial.designed to minimize risks associated with unanticipated exposure to contaminants on the job. Soft and breathable, the fabric also wicks moisture away from the body for added comfort. “It’s long been known that regular scrubs can attract and retain and have the potential to transmit whatever you might have picked up at the hospital,” said Milton Bugg, Vestagen vice president. “Vestex scrubs have a dual mechanism of action,” he said. “The fabric is highly fluidrepellent so if accidental fluid exposure happens, the liquid beads up and rolls right off. “In addition, broad-spectrum, fast-acting antimicrobial woven into the fabric has been shown in a hospital setting to reduce any contamination left behind,” he said. “We’ve been able to demonstrate that even with bugs like MRSA, we’re able to have 99.99 percent less attraction and less retention of those micro-organisms on a uniform. It just makes it a much safer alternative,” he said, adding that Vestex is the only scrub to receive an exclusive endorsement from the American Hospital Association. “Ask nurses across the Toledo market and across the country what’s the first thing they do when they get home and they’ll tell you it’s to take off their scrubs, because they know they’ve come in contact with so many different types of bugs and germs,” Bugg said. At the recent fitting event held Jan. 31 for St. Charles employees, emergency room nurse Julie Kish agreed. “There are a lot of times when we have to change our scrubs before we even go home,” she said. “To not have to worry about carrying contaminants from patient to patient or even from work to home will mean a lot.” First in the Midwest “We are the first in Midwest to go with this technology, so we’re very excited,” said Jodi Pahl, chief nursing executive for the Toledo and Lima region for Mercy Health. “In my role, I’m always looking for new and improved ways that we can ensure a culture of safety for our staff and our

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patients,” Pahl said. Mercy piloted the Vestex uniforms at St. Rita Medical Center in Lima last May. The feedback from nurses and other staff members was very positive, Pahl said. “They found the uniforms extremely comfortable to wear, and they are happy they are not risking taking infections home to their family and loved ones,” she said. “Because they’re woven in, the fluidrepellency and anti-microbial properties don’t wash out and last the life of the garment, so no special laundering or care is needed – you just can’t use a dryer sheet,” she said. Mercy is in the process of introducing the Vestex uniforms at the six hospitals in the Toledo region, including St. Charles, St. Vincent, St. Anne, Tiffin, Willard and Defiance. “Officially, the initiative kicks off July 1, but we’re currently holding quite a few fitting events, and, once fitted, employees can order online and begin wearing the new uniforms whenever they want,” Pahl said. “The Vestex uniforms will be worn by our healthcare workers, especially our

‘front line’ – including techs, transporters and our housekeepers, who often come in contact with fluids in their work day,” she said. “It’s important to us that we’re offering technology to all our caregivers. “In addition, uniforms will be colorcoordinated,” Pahl said. “Nurses will be in navy blue so patients, visitors and staff will easily be able to identify them. “We’ll use royal blue for our other ancillary departments and pewter gray for physical therapists, respiratory therapists, etc.” “All uniforms will include the Mercy Health logo and a ‘V’ for Vestex,” she said. “Because we partnered with Vestagen, they were able to offer us a contract, so the cost is affordable – $49.95 for a top and bottom, which is comparable to regular scrubs,” Pahl said. Mercy is providing the first pair of scrubs/uniforms free for all employees throughout the region. “It’s going over really well,” Bugg said. “Patients have a choice where they go,” he said. “What the Mercy ministry is doing in Toledo and throughout the region is demonstrating a commitment to quality and safety.”

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It’s about low vision this month More than 2 million Americans ages 50 and over have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to the Prevent Blindness report, “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems.” AMD affects central vision, where sharpest vision occurs, causing difficulty conducting daily tasks such as driving, reading, and recognizing faces. Prevent Blindness has declared February as Age-related Macular Degeneration/ Low Vision Awareness Month to help educate the public on AMD types, treatment options and more. Factors that increase risk of AMD are: • Family history of AMD • Aging - those over 60 years old • Race - Caucasians have a higher rate • Sex - females have a higher rate of AMD may be because they live longer • Light colored eyes • Smoking • Heart disease • High blood pressure (hypertension) • High cholesterol • Obesity • High sun exposure • Poor diet - low anti-oxidant intake Prevent Blindness offers free educational materials online including: • The AMD Learning Center, at, provides a variety of tools including Adult Vision Risk Assessment, fact sheets and more. • Living Well with Low Vision - This growing online resource,, offers information ranging from searchable, local low vision resource directories, to an informative blog with news for people living with agerelated eye disease and significant visual impairment and their caregivers, For more information on AMD, low vision and other eye disease, please contact Prevent Blindness at 800-301-2020 or visit

Pictured are (front) scouts Cole Almroth, Cedric Shimatski, Nick Rothert, Andrew Pautz and Camden Knepper. Back row: Nicole Knepper, Stop the Bleed instructor and scouts Nathan Sedlmeier, Caleb O’Conner, Garrett Brooks, Wyatt Brooks, and Joe Emerine. The troop is under the leadership of Daren Cable, Scott Sedlmeier and Steve Shimatzki. (Submitted photo)

Woodville Scouts learn to “Stop the Bleed” On Jan. 23, Boy Scout Troop 359, from Woodville, participated in the “Stop the Bleed: Save a Life” educational program provided by the Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center Trauma Program. Motivated by the 2012 Sandy Hook tragedy, American College of Surgeons established the “Stop the Bleed” initiative to teach civilians to act as immediate responders and to prevent excessive blood loss to an injured person in an accident or emergency situation. “This program provides hands-on training so you know what to do if someone sustains a trauma, so you can help them to survive their injuries,” said Nicole Knepper, RN, BSN, Trauma & Burn Outreach/ Education/Prevention Coordinator, Mercy Health – St. V’s. “Uncontrolled bleeding is

the number-one cause of preventable death from trauma. The greater number of people who know how to control the bleeding in an injured patient, the greater the chances of survival.” Knepper noted that bleeding injuries can happen at any time from a wide variety of causes, including accidents and intentional harm, and in a wide variety of locations, such as the home, workplace or in a social setting. “The scouts learned the importance of quick response to save a life until help arrives,” Knepper said. “They practiced how to hold pressure and to make/use a tourniquet, if needed, to stop bleeding until help arrives.” Among the components of the class is the “ABC” procedure encouraged to pro-

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Developmental Disabilities Month “Side-by-Side Art� class In honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities will sponsor a “Side by Side Art� class Saturday, March 3 from 2-4 p.m. at the Camp Perry Armory in Port Clinton. This inclusive painting class is open to the public and is designed for beginners and experienced alike. Artist Mackenzie Warren, of Oak Tree Art Studio, will guide students through their choice of three different paintings. The artist fee is $20, which includes all necessary supplies. RSVP by Monday, Feb. 26 by emailing or call 419-898-0400, ext. 3112.

ADA fishing access planned Plans to allow for a new ADA Youth Fishing Access at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, are moving forward. In December, it was announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was planning an ADA youth fishing access at the refuge. This project will allow youth of all abilities to access the stocked pond near the visitors’ center for fishing. On Feb. 9, Friends of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge held a benefit at the Camp Perry Conference Center to support the project. “It is important that we introduce children to outdoor activities and nature as they are the future stewards of our refuges, national parks and other wilderness areas,� said Aimee Arent, Executive Director, Friends of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Donations toward the effort may be made at A $1,000 donation allows the donor to sponsor a bench along the new trail at the Visitor Center Pond. Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is located at 1400 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor. For more info about the refuge’s events, call 419-8980014 or visit

Winter blood donations disrupted Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and

school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain the blood supply for patients in need. In 2018, severe winter weather forced about 600 blood drives to cancel, resulting in more than 17,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations. And, widespread flu across the U.S. has resulted in lower turnout at blood drives. Make an appointment to donate this winter by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood. org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-7332767). Locally, blood drives are scheduled Feb. 10 from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 500 S. Brentwood Dr., Gibsonburg; Feb. 18 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Ave., Oregon and Feb. 28 from noon-6 p.m. at Elmore American Legion, 279 Veterans Ave.

Cholesterol clinics The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is currently scheduling cholesterol screening clinics for March, open to Wood County residents 25 years of age or older. The cost is $20 for those 60 and over, $25 for those 25-59. Screenings require an appointment and pretest instructions. The screening panel includes Total Cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), Triglycerides, Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio and a blood glucose level. Results will be immediately available and discussed with clients by a

registered nurse. Screenings will be offered at the Bowling Green Senior Center from 9-11 a.m. March 6, 15 and 23, and at the Perrysburg Senior Center from 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 13 and 28. To schedule an appointment, call the WCCOA Social Services Department at 1-800-367-4935 or 419-353-5661.

Support for Lupians The Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter will host its monthly call-in support group Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 7-8 p.m. Call 1-888-NO-LUPUS or visit to register and receive the call-in information. This support group is an open environment that encourages discussion among lupus patients and their families. The group is designed for individuals who do not live in close proximity to an in-person support group, do not have transportation, or are not able to leave the house. The Foundation will also host its monthly TeleTalk for Young Lupians on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 2-3 p.m. Call the same number to register. The call-in teleconference for adolescents who are affected by lupus is offered in an open, small-group environment that encourages discussion among lupus patients and their families. Participants can share their experiences and ask questions. Individual differences and confidentiality are respected in both groups. For details, visit www.

Little Hats, Big Hearts February is American Heart Month, and in connection with The Children’s Heart Foundation and the American Heart Association, Wood County Hospital (WCH) is honoring babies, moms, and heart-healthy lives in a special way. Volunteers have donated knitted and crocheted red hats for the babies born in the Family Birthing Center at Wood County

Hospital this month. Throughout the country, supporters are making hats to be given out to thousands of babies across the country to empower moms to live heart-healthy lives and to help their children do the same. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, congenital heart disease occurs in nine of every 1,000 live births. Approximately one-quarter of these children will have critical congenital heart disease (CCHD), which by definition requires surgery of catheter intervention in the first year of life. All babies born in the Wood County Hospital Birthing Center are screened for CCHD. “We are fortunate to have dedicated volunteers who wish to share their talent with babies born at Wood County Hospital’s Family Birthing Center,� said Lisa Barndt, director of Obstetrics. “Thank you to our volunteers, Amijo Mayberry and friends, from the entire obstetric team for designing unique red hats for each baby born the month of February.� “Little Hats, Big Hearts� was started in February 2014 in Chicago. Today more than 40 states participate in the program.

Diabetes Empowerment The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. will begin offering diabetes management classes, in conjunction with Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) and Diabetes Education Empowerment Program (DEEP). DEEP is a Medicare-approved, evidence-based diabetes self-management education program developed by the University of Illinois at Chicago. Two-hour DEEP classes, which are free, meet once a week for six weeks. Classes will meet at the Wood County Senior Center, 305 N. Main St., Bowling Green, Fridays from 1:30-3:30 pm. Feb. 23-March 30. Class space is limited. The next session is scheduled for April 20-May 25. To sign up for this class or future workshops, call 1-800-367-4935 or 419-353-5661 and ask for the Social Services Department.



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You may be someone who loves Valentine’s Day, is totally indifferent to it, or hates what an over-commercialized holiday it is, but regardless, it’s still a good opportunity to think about the romantic relationships in which we’re involved. This doesn’t mean you have to run out and buy big boxes of chocolates or giant bunches of flowers, but it can be a good chance to examine your relationship and evaluate ways that you could make it better. Romantic relationships are delicate things that need constant care and attention to survive, mainly because we, like our relationships, tend to change over


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Villarreal, Mendoza seeking state title, nothing less By Bruce Hefflinger Press Contributing Writer State title. Hugo Villarreal II and Brad Mendoza will settle for nothing less. The Gibsonburg wrestling standouts have already placed at state. Villarreal finished eighth as a sophomore and sixth his junior year while Mendoza was fifth a year ago as a sophomore. Now there is a matter of reaching the pinnacle. “It’s about showing up on my best day in the best condition I can be in with my head ready,” Villarreal said about what it will take to come out on top this year at the state tournament. “I need to stay composed, stick with the game plan and wrestle to the best of my abilities. If I can do that, I believe things can go my way.” Mendoza echoes his teammate. “The key for me is my mentality,” Mendoza explained. “There are guys ranked ahead of me, but I can’t let that get in my head. If I perform like I know how to and believe I can do it, I can come out as high as I possibly can. I’m striving for a state championship, that’s the ultimate goal.” Head coach Greg Spoores feels each is capable of standing on top of the podium in early March. “Hugo has got to continue to step up with the right mindset,” Spoores said about his senior 145-pounder. “It’s about focusing on what he wants to do with his wrestling career and how it’s going to culminate. A blink of an eye and it’s over. It’s about getting the best out of what’s left.” As for Mendoza, Spoores has high expectations. “Brad is a special kid because of his work ethic in the weight room, on the mat and in the classroom where he has a 4.0,” Spoores said. “He’s a great kid that others look up to. He’s a kid that others follow on the right path. That’s the difference in being good and great.” Mendoza was far from great as a freshman, finishing with a 28-11 record. “I learned there are always people out there better than me,” Mendoza reflected. “You’ve got to work if you want to get to

Gibsonburg wrestler Hugo Villarreal in control. (Photo by Jeff Holcomb) the top.” Spoores saw a change in Mendoza after that season. “A switch went off and now he physically wants to dominate every kid,” Spoores said of his junior 170-pounder, who a year ago ended with a 47-5 record, avenging four of those losses over the course of the season. “He does all the extra stuff to be that kid.” Two narrow losses at state last season only motivate Mendoza. “I’ve got a chip on my shoulder,” said Mendoza, who is currently 35-1 on the season with the lone defeat coming against a returning state qualifier while wrestling up a weight class. “There are bigger guys out there with bigger names, but that doesn’t matter. For me, it’s about pushing myself to the best physical state I can be. I’m trying to increase my stamina to the point my opponent can’t breath. I believe I’m in bet-

ter physical shape than my opponent and hopefully I can wear them down.” Villarreal, who finished sixth as a junior in spite of wrestling up a class at 152, is 35-3 this season with all three losses coming by one point. “I’ve learned from those losses to make sure throughout the week to have good practices and to condition so you have that extra edge on your opponent,” Villarreal said. Memorable year With Villarreal and Mendoza leading the charge, Gibsonburg has had a memorable year on the mat, winning its own tournament as well as at Mohawk and Carey while finishing runner-up at Van Buren. In addition, for the first time in school history the Golden Bears completed an unbeaten dual record with a 13-0 record after defeating Lakota, Northwood and Sandusky St. Marys

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on Tuesday in the home finale, though it came without senior John Florio who was lost for the season with a recent injury. “What an amazing way to send out the seniors,” Spoores said. One of which is Villarreal, who holds the school record for takedowns with more than 400 while closing in on the secondmost career wins ever at Gibsonburg. “That would mean a lot,” Villarreal said. “My dad’s name is on the board (state qualifier) and it would be cool to be up there for wins. He’s my biggest supporter and constantly pushes me to work harder.” Villarreal currently has 148 wins, trailing only Damen Escobedo (170) and Ryan Widmer (153), both 2012 grads. “I’ve had him since Biddy wrestling,” the fourth-year Gibsonburg head coach said about Villarreal. “I always knew he would be something special and had the potential to be where he is today. But he’s still not reached his potential. He can place higher than the past two years.” That is the plan for Villarreal, who hopes to make it to state for the third year in a row after coming up one win short as a freshman. “It’s crazy how far I’ve come since Biddy days,” Villarreal said. “I recognized there were better and more advanced wrestlers out there my freshman year. As a sophomore, I didn’t expect state but once you get your confidence up, it plays a big part.” The practice room is vital for both standout wrestlers in the drive to reach state. “We definitely push each other,” Mendoza said of how being on a team with so many good wrestlers helps prepare for state. “It’s just a cycle, one person gets another better and that person gets another better. We’re constantly pushing ourselves. Everyone has the same goal to get better and place as high as they can.” For Mendoza and Villarreal, winning state would be a culmination of all that hard work. “It’s been a long journey with a lot to be proud of,” Villarreal said. “There’s just one more thing to do.”

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Genoa wrestling’s 100-win club keeps on growing By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer It is a cliché, but Genoa wrestling coach Bob Bergman is right on the money. “Success breeds success,” he said. “It’s contagious.” Last Saturday, the Comets crowned nine individual champions en route to winning their sixth straight Northern Buckeye Conference championship. Four wrestlers - Oscar Sanchez, Julian Sanchez, Dylan D’Emillio and James Limongi - claimed their third NBC title. Winning doesn’t come by accident around Genoa, and neither has the program’s recent dominance. This year’s squad has seven individual wrestlers with more than 100 career victories. “We’re all one family,” said Limongi, a junior with a 121-12 career record who won the Division III state title at 160 pounds last year. “We all have success in different ways, obviously. That does build sort of a competitive nature and makes you want to push each other. Individually, we want to be the best, not just for us but for the team. The outcome is going to be bigger than just you and better for the team.” Bergman said his wrestlers are fully aware of their teammates’ success throughout the season. “Everyone wants to put their best foot forward and toe the line,” Bergman said. “Sometimes I feel more like a clerk than a coach. They try to stay on top of it. Everyone is very aware of how many wins each of them have gathered. They’re aware of their totals, and they ask me.” Bergman said he’s proud of the fact that all seven wrestlers with 100 career wins are also very good students. “All of them are 3.0 (GPA)-plus,” he said. “I think four of those seven are 4.0. In wrestling you have to be smart and learn from your mistakes and other peoples’ mistakes. It’s too tough of a sport to learn all the mistakes yourself. You have to grow and learn from others.” The seven wrestlers with 100 victories are seniors Andrew Muir, who is competing at 145 pounds, Seth Moore (170) and Xavier Beach (182); and juniors Oscar

Genoa 100win club members (front row) Oscar Sanchez, Julian Sanchez and Dylan D'Emilio. (Back row) Andrew Muir, James Limongi, Xavier Beach and Seth Moore. (Press photo by Harold Hamilton/ HEHphotos. smugmug. com) Sanchez (113), Julian Sanchez (126), Dylan D’Emilio (132) and Limongi (160). Muir, whose nickname is “Cat”, is the most recent addition to the “100 Club.” He got win No. 100 two weeks ago, at the St. Mary’s Division III Duals in Sandusky. “It was my sixth match and I won by forfeit, but I’ll take it,” said Muir, who is 29-14 this season. “I needed six (wins) going into the tournament. It was a relief (to get No. 100) because that was one of my goals and I wanted to achieve my goals this year as a senior and go out strong. It was pretty special.” Muir is a four-time NBC tournament placer and a two-time district qualifier. He took fourth at last Saturday’s NBC tournament and has a 104-62 record. He went 3523 as a freshman, 20-11 as a sophomore and 20-14 last season. “Andrew wrestles to the end and has a lot of come-from-behind victories,” Bergman said. “He’s very coachable, very attentive. He has platooned some weight classes for us. He will go up or down (in weight), and not a lot of kids get excited about that.”

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Oscar Sanchez won a state title at 106 pounds last season. He went 36-0 as a freshman, 49-4 a year ago and is 29-4 this season, for a 114-8 career record. His brother, Julian, is a two-time state placer and has gone 30-8, 50-4 and 36-2 the past two-plus seasons. His career record is 116-14. “Their commitment to the sport of wrestling is enormous,” Bergman said. “Usually you see if a person’s commitment level is high, so are their results. Oscar and Julian are rewarded for all the hard work they do year round.” D’Emilio has won state titles at 106 and 113 pounds. He went 51-1 as a freshman, losing only in the finals of the Ironman tournament, and then went 53-2 last year. He is 38-0 this season and has a 142-3 career mark. “He looks phenomenal,” Bergman said. “Everything’s clicking for him and he is doing everything well. He takes what his opponent gives him and imposes his will on them.” Getting in shape Limongi ran on the Comets’ cross

country team last fall so he could get in better shape for wrestling. “I liked it more than I thought I would,” he said. Limongi had a 51-7 record as a freshman and went 37-2 last season. He is 33-3 this season, with all three losses coming against nationally-ranked opponents. His 100th career victory came by pin at the Perrysburg Invitational Tournament. “It was cool,” Limongi said, “but it was kind of not surprising. It was a good reminder that I’ve worked for this my whole life and it’s neat to see.” Bergman said Limongi is having “a great season.” “He’s probably the most dominant pinner we have on top,” Bergman said. “He has a pretty unique style and we enjoy watching it.” Moore, an NBC champ at 170 last Saturday, is a two-time district qualifier with a 136-57 career record. He went 3420 as a freshman and 33-15 and 33-16 as a sophomore and junior, respectively. He is 36-6 this season. “He’s really turned it on,” Bergman said. “He’s probably one of the most improved wrestlers on the team. He’s starting to dominate and pull away from people and create lot of separation. I’m really impressed with him and very optimistic of his chances of getting on the podium in Columbus.” Beach, the 182-pound NBC champion last Saturday, is 112-71 in his four-year career. He bounced back from a 13-31 record as a freshman to go 29-16 as a sophomore and 38-15 as a junior. He is 32-9 this season. “He’s blossomed the last couple years,” Bergman said. “He’s really filled out. He’s a three-sport guy and he plays in the band. He is well-rounded and it’s nice to see him get rewarded for his efforts.” Muir, like all of his teammates, is excited to see where the rest of the season takes them. “All of the guys in the (practice) room are pretty special,” he said. “We’re all really good and we’ve kind of built a dynasty here at Genoa. Most of these guys have had great careers here and it’s special to be a part of it.”

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Eastwood girls chasing that now-elusive conference title By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer To gain a perspective on how well Eastwood’s girls’ basketball team is doing this season, harken back to just three years ago, to the 2014-15 season. Senior Morgan Rost was a freshman that season, but she didn’t play on the varsity. The varsity squad struggled mightily, going 5-18 and 2-12 in the Northern Buckeye Conference. After beating Scott, 38-29, in the Division II tournament opener, the Eagles then lost to Central Catholic by a score of 57-5. Fast forward a few years and coach Nick Schmeltz has Eastwood on the brink of winning its first girls basketball championship since it tied Genoa for the Suburban Lakes League title in 2007. The Eagles beat the Comets, 89-53, on Monday, Northwood, 53-7, on Tuesday, and then in a key Northern Buckeye Conference match, they avenged a 65-61 earlier loss to Lake (14-6, 9-4), downing the Flyers 58-54 on Thursday. Eastwood is 16-5 and 11-2 in the NBC. The Eagles’ regular season ends Feb. 18 at Otsego and a win over the Knights would at the least guarantee them a co-championship with Elmwood. “It would be an amazing thing to do,” Rost said of winning an NBC title. “When I started out as a freshman we weren’t that good. To work our way up to where we are now is an awesome thing to do. We got a new head coach (Schmeltz) and he introduced a new style to us, to push the ball a lot and play faster. He expects a lot out of us, but he knows we can bring it.” Schmeltz, in his third season, has two double-figure scorers in Jamie Schmeltz (22.4 pts..) and Hanna Limes (11.5 pts.). He also has another group of players he calls the team’s “unsung heroes.” They include Rost, the first player off the bench, and starters Hannah Owens, a junior post, and sophomore post Sydnie Abke. “They do the dirty work for us,” coach Schmeltz said. “They may not score a lot, but they do everything else very well. While Jamie and Hannah Limes get the glory for scoring, those three other girls are key to our success.” Owens averages 7.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.1 steals per game. Abke averages 6.7 points, a team-high 8.1 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 1.7 assists per game. “Hannah was inserted into the starting lineup halfway through the year because of her hustle and added dimension of being able to step outside and knock down 3-point shots,” coach Schmeltz said. “She had a career-high 17 points and seven rebounds in a win at Woodmore earlier this year.” Abke is third on the team with 67 de-

flections and leads the team in blocks, with 1.4 per game. Coach Schmeltz said Abke had a “career night” in a 60-45 win over Elmwood on Jan. 26, when she scored 20 points with seven rebounds and three steals. “Sydnie does it all for us,” coach Schmeltz said. “She is a key component for us on the offensive and defensive ends, and she brings a calming influence to our team.” Rost normally enters a game for Owens around the 6:30 mark of the first quarter. Rost averages 5.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.6 steals. “She comes off the bench and gives us an instant spark,” coach Schmeltz said. “She runs the floor very well. She and Hannah Owens teamed up to hold reigning NBC Player of the Year Zoe Shank (of Elmwood) to a season-low 11 points.” Rost said she doesn’t mind coming off the bench. “I don’t think it really matters to me to start, as long as I get to play,” she said. “Hannah and Sydnie are both really good players. Sydnie is really good at rebounding, being physical down in the post and scoring and being strong around the rim. Hannah is really good, too. She can also be a guard and knock down the three, and she can also guard the post really well.” Rost said her main job is to get defensive rebounds and toss outlet passes to Jamie Schmeltz and Limes in order to get the Eagles’ offense in gear. “I think I’m doing pretty well at it,” said Rost, who played sparingly last season. “I really think (last year) helped me a lot for this year. I was getting more used to playing the varsity style. My sophomore year I was mainly jayvee; getting more varsity minutes got me used to being physical and the pace of the (varsity) game and how I needed to play.” Role players were so key in the win over Lake Thursday that they had to take over when Schmeltz fouled out halfway through the fourth quarter. In addition, Coach Schmeltz put on a full court manto-man press the entire game, so he had to rotate up to nine and 10 players to keep his players fresh. He said that was something he couldn’t do two years ago. Limes ended up scoring 18, Abke scored 14 and Jamie Schmeltz added 10. Six-foot junior Lexi Robinson scored 14 and 5-10 freshman Hailey St. John added 12 for Lake, which had nearly a three-inch size advantage per player over the Eagles. Rost added that she likes the way the Eagles’ seven-man varsity roster (they also bring players up from the jayee team) plays together. “I think we can go pretty far in tournaments,” she said. “We might meet up with Elmwood along the way. That will be a tough game, but I think we can do it.”

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Harris-Elmore Library, 328 Toledo St. presents STEM program, Feb. 21, 4:30 p.m. – a program about the life cycle of a star: nebulas (free). Christian Women’s Breakfast, Feb. 26, 9:15 a.m., Grace Lutheran Church. Free and open to all. Coffee with Cops. Card Playing the 1st and 3rd Thurs. of the month at 7 p.m. at Elmore Retirement Village, 633 State St. Elmore Senior Center-Elmore Golden Oldies, Tues. & Thurs. at 11 a.m.; lunch served at noon (reservations for lunch required by 10 a.m. the day before). Blood pressure & blood oxygen screenings 2nd Tues. of each month; blood sugar & blood pressure screenings last Tues. of each month; educational / informational speakers on Tues.; Euchre game every Tues. & Thurs. after lunch. For reservations, call 419-862-3874. Elmore Historical Society Monthly Meetings are held on the 3rd Sun. of every month at 1 p.m. at the Historical Society Building. Elmore Conservation Club Trap Shooting every Wed. from 6-9 p.m. (weather permitting). Call 419392-1112 for info.


Genoa Senior Center, 514 Main St., open Mon., Wed. & Fri. Open for bingo at 9:30 a.m. on Mon.; open at 10:30 a.m. Wed. and Fri. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings offered 2nd Wed. of each month at 11 a.m. 419-855-4491. Trinity Thrift Shop, 105 4th St., Fri. 9:30 a.m.4 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Clothes & small household items available at reasonable prices. Genoa Community Food Pantry Open monthly on the 3rd Sat. of the month 10 a.m.-noon, Christ Community Church, 303 W. 4th St. 419-341-0913.


Gibsonburg Public Library, 100 N. Webster St., programs include: Preschool Story time, Thurs. at 11 a.m.; Cookbook Club, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. – theme: Gameday Recipes; Book & Munch Bunch: Chapter Books for grades 4-7, Feb. 14, 3:30 p.m. – “The Bronze Bow” by Elizabeth George Speare; Book Bears: Early Readers, Feb. 15, 10:15 a.m. – “The Snow Day” by Komako Sakai; Book & Snack Pack: Chapter Books for Grades 1-4, 419-637-2173 Red Cross Blood Drive, Feb. 10, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 500 S. Brentwood Dr. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to sign up. Active Seniors invited to Meet & Eat at Gibsonburg Senior Center, 100 Meadow Lane. Transportation and home-delivered meals. 419-637-7947.


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Pemberville Area Senior Center at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St., provides programs & activities for adults 60 & over. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Lunch served at noon. Community Food Pantry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St., open Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.2 p.m. and the last Sat. of the month from 8-11 a.m. (excluding holidays). Open to Eastwood School District residents. ID & proof of residency required. Info available at Pemberville churches. Pemberville United Methodist Church Public Dinner, Feb. 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the church, 205 Perry St. (corner of Maple and Perry. Kids’ meals and carryouts available. Call 419-287-4040 after 2 p.m.

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Ham Dinner, Feb. 17, 5-7 p.m., Walbridge VFW Post 9963, 109 N. Main St. Dinner includes potato, vegetable and salad. Euchre Tournaments at Walbridge VFW Post 9963, 109 N. Main St., March 3 and April 7 from 1 p.m. until finished. $10 entry fee includes lunch. First-, second- and third-place prizes; fourth-place wins free entry to next tournament. No smoking; no food or drink to be brought in. Sponsored by the Auxiliary. Walbridge Library, 108 N. Main St., programs include: Kinderskills for Kids (ages 3-6) every Tues. at 5 p.m. – stories and movement activities to promote motor skill development. Lenten Fish Fries, Fridays during Lent (Feb. 16-March 30), 5-8 p.m. St. Jerome Parish Hall, 300 Warner St. Dine in or carry out. Call 419-666-2857 for info. Food Pantry sponsored by the Firebelles fire department auxiliary every 3rd Mon. of the month, 4-6 p.m., Walbridge Municipal Building, 705 N. Main St. Community meal served at 4 p.m. Walbridge VFW Bingo, first and third Sun. of each month, 109 S. Main St. Lightning bingo at 1 p.m.; regular bingo at 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Call 419-666-0367 for info. Support Group for Families and Friends who are Dealing with a Loved One’s Heroin/Opiate Addiction Mon. 6:30-8 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 705 N. Main St. Sponsored by Mainstreet Church. For info, call 419-838-7600.


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Village of Woodville Environmental, Planning & Community Development Meeting, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., Council Chambers, 530 Lime St. Topic: Developing a Social Media Policy. Human Trafficking Community Forum, Feb. 25, 2-3 p.m., Woodmore Elementary/Middle School. Presented by Woodmore & Elmore police, Elmore Ministerium, Ottawa Co. Sheriff’s Office, Sandusky Co. Prevention Partnership Coalition, TNT Mentoring, Woodmore Schools and Two Villages. Woodville Library, 101 E. Main St., programs include: Storytimes Mon. at 7 p.m.; Win a Handmade Valentine Bear – entry deadline Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. (preschool-grade 6 who submit a book review); Wednesday Book Club, Feb. 14, 6 p.m. – “Caroline: Little House Revisited” by Sarah Miller; Kidz Cook Club, Feb. 17, 11 a.m. – grades K-4 (registration required); Crochet and More, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m. – knitting, crochet, macramé and more. Crochet lessons available. Call 419-849-2744.

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113 S. Coy, Oregon $179,500 This full-brick ranch with full basement on a 3/4 acre parcel features a 2car attached garage plus 1-car detached garage. Quality finishes & features throughout. Hickory Harlan cabinets installed by Kitchen Design Plus. Newer landscaping by Woodville Nursery. Enclosed porch 3-season room. 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, central vacuum & more. Must see!

Thousands of Homes . . . One Address 419-691-2800 PRICE REDUCTION. Harriet St. Buildable lot with barn located in Millbury - All public utilities situated on .27A. $22,500. Cellahome#DO1431. Becky Naugle 419-266-2770. NEW LISTING. 324 Wolf Creek Ct. Northwood ranch located in Wolf Creek Sub. Open concept, 3 bed 2½ ba 3½ car gar. $268,900. Cellahome#DO3241. Becky Naugle 419266-2770. PRICE REDUCTION. 217 Wilson. Northwood 3 bed 1½ bath updated kitchen lg fenced yard lg lot newer furnace. $89,900. Cellahome#DO0551. Tom Smith 419-343-8553. NEW LISTING. 1707 Greenwood. Updated 1½ story 2 bed w lg living dining & kitchen, 2½ baths possible 3rd bed down, tile throughout. Cellahome#DO3291. Tom Smith 419-3438553. NEW LISTING. 1700 N. Wynn. Carefree 2 bed 2 bath villa open floor plan granite counters attached garage lg. master. Cellahome#DO3211. Tom Smith 419-343-8553. NEW LISTING. 1539 Woodville. Huge 4 bed 2 story w full basement updated kitchen new furnace & elect. Cellahome #DO3281. Tom Smith 419-343-8553. Text property â&#x20AC;&#x153;codeâ&#x20AC;? TO 843367 (VIDEOS) for tour/pictures and information.





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1329 W Lakeshore Drive PORT CLINTON - $84,900 This cottage has a brand new roof and comes with 2 additional building lots, all with public water. Each will have public sewer in 2018. Call Arlene Carr 419-260-5221.

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Corporation providing community based residences for adults with developmental disabilities has immediate need for direct care staff. Full and part-time positions available. We offer a a competitive wage, employee sponsored health care plan for fulltime employees and a pension plan for both full and part-time employees.EOE Apply online at: communityresidential Driver Wanted: Year around work and great company paid benefits. Good starting wage and bonus. Home daily. Growing company needs class A or B CDL with hazmat endorsement. Respond to or mail to: DISC Environmental PO Box 167590 Oregon, OH 43616. Drivers CDL-A: Looking for an incredible career? Don't Wait! Earn Top Pay & Great Benefits: Health, Life, Dental & Vision Insurance, 401K and More! Must have at least 1yr recent (in past 3yrs) CDL driving experience with X-end. Tanker a plus! EOE 866-448-4068 Drivers, 1yr Class-A: $57,000 to $77,000yr. $500.00 Orientation Pay! $16.00/ hr. Detention Pay! Medical, Dental, Vision, Home EVERY Weekend! 855-200-4631


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SEEKING FT & PT COOKS, DIETARY AIDES & DISHWASHERS We are looking for caring, dedicated Dietary Aides, Cooks and Dishwashers to work in our beautiful Senior Living Community to serve our residents and provide quality services to our elders with the choices that they deserve. Experience preferred. Submit resume to: Otterbein Portage Valley 20311 Pemberville Road Pemberville, OH 43450 419-833-8901

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Northwood Commons (Formerly Great Eastern) 2664 Woodville Rd. Saturday 9-5 Sunday 10-4 Trains, antique dolls and toys, bears, clocks, glassware, baskets, nautical, holiday dĂŠcor, appliances, primitives, furniture, tools, clothes, video games, crafts, books, jewelry, purses, shoes, Tupperware, wall hangings, phonographs, clocks and parts, knives, golfing misc., murano and healing jewelery, records, VHS/DVD's & Players, record player, bikes, lamps, knick knacks, quilts, outdoor furniture, kitchenware, birdhouses and feeders, puzzles,TV's, bedding, linens, and sewing machine. For more information call Jean 419-277-9083.

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Public Notice Woodville Township has ďŹ led its Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017 with the Auditor of State. Ń°e report is on ďŹ le and available to the public in the Fiscal OĤce, which is located in the Woodville Township Volunteer Fire Station, 321 E. Main St, Woodville, Ohio, 419-849-2492

Lori Kepus, Fiscal OĤcer Woodville Township PUBLIC AUCTION Sat, February 17, 2018 Sand Co Fairgrounds, Fremont, OH 10:07 AM (starting w/box lots) 10:27 AM (will start 2nd Ring) ANTIQUES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRIMITIVES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FURNITURE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; HOUSEHOLD COLLECTIBLES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; GRANDFATHER CLOCK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; APPLIANCES TOOLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FROM THE GARAGE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MUCH MISC SELLING FROM 2 AUCTION RINGS LOCATION: Sand. Co. Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont, OH 43420. Take the by-pass around Fremont to the SR 53 North exit, at stoplight turn south towards town to fairgrounds. SELLING TIMES & AUCTION NOTE: 10:07am We will start with Box Lots in Anderson Arena, then Tools & Lawn and Garden then Tables of Collectibles in Jonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream Barn. At 10:27am the 2nd Ring will start up in Jonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream Barn with Furniture, Appliances, followed by Tables of Collectibles. Plan to attend & bring a friend. TERMS: CASH, GOOD CHECK, VISA, MASTERCARD or DISCOVER w/proper id. (3% Buyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premium charged but waived for cash or good check.) Everything is sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS ISâ&#x20AC;? with NO WARRANTIES of any kind. Statements made day of auction take precedence over any printed or unprinted matter.



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



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