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Hearing postponed The trustees Tuesday also agreed to postpone a hearing to decide a request from a Woodville Road business owner to rezone two parcels from R-2 residential to B-2 business. The trustees had been scheduled to consider the request after the township zoning commission last month voted to not recommend a zoning certificate be issued to Jim Mlynek, who is seeking the rezoning. He’s been using the parcels to temporarily store piles of leaves that are used to make compost at his nursery business on the other side of Woodville Road. Continued on page 2

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Mary Poppins Aaron Molnar (Bert) and Ana Rofkar (Mary Poppins) rehearse for Genoa High School's upcoming production of "Mary Poppins." The musical will feature a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 80 students, as well as, elaborate scenery and special effects. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. March 15, 16 and 17, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students/senior citizens and are available from any cast member of by calling Genoa Area Local Schools at 419-855-7741, ext. 21203 (high school office) or ext. 41204 (elementary school office). (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

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Howard Marsh opening for birding fest By Scott Carpenter Director of Public Relations Metroparks Toledo A new park near the Lake Erie shore will expand fishing, birding and paddling opportunities in a region of Ohio where outdoor enthusiasts celebrate spring holidays with walleye, warblers and watercraft. The park is expected to open just in time for the 2018 Biggest Week in American Birding festival May 13-18, hosted by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory. The festival will draw tens of thousands of visitors from across the globe to the shores of Lake Erie. The biggest beneficiary of all, however, may be the lake itself. Howard Marsh Metropark, opening in late April, will also put Metroparks Toledo, the regional park district developing the nearly 1,000-acre project, a step closer to fulfilling its promise of a park within five miles of every home in the county. “It is the largest project we’ve ever undertaken, one of our most important projects from an ecological standpoint, and extremely timely for our region given the

...being able to restore 1,000 acres so close to the shore is a rare opportunity.

With the contract with Mercy LifeStar for 24-hour emergency medical service set to expire at the end of March, Lake Township Fire Chief Bruce Moritz said Tuesday he’s confident the township will be able to assume responsibility for the service. The township trustees Tuesday approved the purchase of a Toughbook Tablet for use in the Medic 50 ambulance by paramedics that will be linked to the computer assisted dispatch system used by Wood County. The tablet cost $4,051. The trustees also approved the purchase of EMS uniforms for $2,117. Chief Moritz plans to staff the township EMS department with part-time paramedics and emergency medical technicians except for a full-time coordinator. Under the agreement with the township, LifeStar provides two paramedics per shift to respond to emergency medical calls while the township provides housing for on-duty personnel and use of the emergency vehicle. To date, the trustees have agreed to the hiring of about 18 EMTs and paramedics from outside the fire department. Chief Moritz said many current members of the fire department will also be available to staff the EMS unit.

recent troubles we’ve experienced with Lake Erie,” Metroparks Toledo Executive Director Dave Zenk said. Half of the wetlands in the Great Lakes basin are gone. In western Lake Erie, where just 10 percent of the original 300,000 acres of wetland remain, every acre counts. Howard Marsh is the largest new wetland restoration project underway on the Great Lakes. The property, known historically as Howard Farms, is the last remaining large tract of land in the Western Lake Erie marsh

region. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife has been interested in the property for more than 20 years, but was not able to come to terms with the owner. When Metroparks successfully negotiated an agreement in 2008, the Division of Wildlife contributed half of the $6 million purchase price. Metroparks and the Division of Wildlife entered into a management agreement for fishing, hunting, trapping and wildlife recreation and conservation at the marsh. The other half of the purchase price was paid for with a $1.76 million grant from the Clean Ohio Fund Greenspace Conservation Program and $1.24 million from Metroparks. Converting Howard Farms into Howard Marsh required additional partnerships and funding. Metroparks contracted with Ducks Unlimited, the international wetlands conservation organization, to design the wetland habitat infrastructure, and with SmithGroupJRR, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, to design the public amenities infrastructure. Continued on page 2

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EMS Continued from front page The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has authorized Mlynek to use the site for the leaves. Mark Hummer, township administrator, said members of the zoning commission met in executive session during their hearing on the zoning request, which is not allowed by the Ohio Revised Code, and will have to hear Mlynek’s request again. The zoning commission is scheduled to meet April 18. “We’re going to do it the right way,” Richard Welling, a trustee, said in response to a question from Joe Zemenski, a resident of Bailey Road, who asked why the trustees’ hearing had been postponed. Zemenski and other Bailey residents have opposed the rezoning request, saying they have concerns about drainage problems and other issues at the site when leaves are piled there.

The Howard Marsh boardwalk. (Photo courtesy of the Metroparks)

Park forums

The Wood County Park District invites Wood County citizens to attend Community & Parks Open Forums to learn about new opportunities for nature and cultural education, and outdoor recreation. The District has added many new features and amenities at the 20 nature preserves it manages, and will continue to add more in the future. The public is encouraged to visit these open forums to learn about what is new and upcoming, as well as to share opinions which can will help shape the future of the parks. Meeting dates and locations include: • Thursday, March 15, 7-9 p.m., W.W. Knight Nature Preserve: Hankison Great Room, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. • Saturday, March 24; 1-3 p.m., Wood County District Public Library meeting room, 251 N. Main St., Bowling Green. • Thursday, March 29; 6-8 p.m., Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. • April 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Pemberville Public Library, 375 E. Front Street, Pemberville. • Thursday, April 19, 5-7 p.m., Walbridge Library, 108 N Main St., Walbridge. Light refreshments will be provided. For more info, visit www.wcparks. org.

Howard Marsh opening for birding fest Continued from front page The Division of Wildlife committed a total of $4 million to help fund the wetland restoration, with Metroparks providing a 25 percent match. The Division’s contribution was reimbursed with dollars from the federal Pittman-Robertson Act, an excise tax on hunting and fishing equipment used to fund habitat restoration. Ducks Unlimited obtained a $2.8 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to assist with construction. A contractor, Mark Haynes Construction of Norwalk, Ohio, began work in June 2016 and finished last fall after moving enough dirt – approximately 700,000 cubic yards – to fill the first 24 floors of the Empire State Building. Nearly 30,000 tons of stone was hauled in, and before the proj-

ect is done, 12,000 trees and shrubs will be planted. By opening day, the property will be mostly flooded with lake water from a channel, thanks to new pumps capable of moving 1.2 million gallons per hour. The main pump, said Schetter, could fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool in 33 minutes. “It’s been an amazing transformation,” said Denis Franklin, a supervisor in the Metroparks natural resources department who has overseen the project from the start. “It’s hard to imagine just 18 months ago this was a farm field.” With more than six miles of hiking trails and another six miles of permanent, deep-water channel for fishing and kayaking through nearly 600 acres of marsh, the park will provide new recreational outlets while creating habitat for migrating birds and spawning fish. Placing a park near the lakeshore has

been a priority for Metroparks Toledo for years. Providing additional parkland is a strategic initiative begun in 2002 when nearly two-thirds of Lucas County electors voted in favor of a property tax levy to acquire additional parkland for the future. “Since that time, we have added 4,500 acres, from the globally significant Oak Openings Region on the west side of the county, to this property near our eastern border,” said Scott J. Savage, president of the Board of Park Commissioners, governing body of Metroparks Toledo. “Without this property, we could not make good on another promise: to have a Metropark within five miles of every resident of Lucas County. “With so little of the original Lake Erie wetlands remaining,” Savage continued, “being able to restore 1,000 acres so close to the shore is a rare opportunity.”

The Sound of Music Max (Nathan Sedlmeier) greets Maria (Madeline Repka) as Captain VonTrapp (Spencer Pendleton) looks on during a rehearsal of Woodmore High School's upcomimg production of Rogers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music." Performances are March 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm and March 18 at 2:00 pm at the Woodmore k-8 building, Woodville. Ticket prices are $8 for students and senior citizens, $10 for adults, and $15 for preferred seating. To purchase tickets, contact Connie Davis at 419-7047807. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

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Watershed and stormwater management experts from across Ohio and surrounding states will take part in a three- day conference May 9-11 at Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, 7000 Kalahari Dr., Sandusky. The conference, hosted by the Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners and the Ohio Stormwater Association, will address stormwater flooding, erosion and water quality concerns across the state. Professionals working on stormwater issues, including engineers, consultants, watershed organizations, governmental organizations and academic staff will attend the conference for three days of best practices, information exchange and professional networking. Elected officials, citizens and students are invited to attend to become better educated about the public health and safety issues, as well as economic impacts, associated with poorly managed storm water and better, greener ways to confront these growing problems. For more info, contact Harry Stark, executive director, at 216-385-5248, or at

By Larry Limpf News Editor The second public meeting in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District to discuss levies on the May ballot is scheduled for March 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor High School auditorium. Superintendent Guy Parmigian and Cajon Keeton, district treasurer, will host the meetings. B-C-S voters will decide two operating levies on the ballot: a 1 percent income tax on earned income and a 3.89-mill property tax. Both issues would be in effect for five years if passed. Parmigian said the income tax is collected through employer withholding and is based on wages, and self-employment earnings, including partnerships. Unearned income sources such as interest, dividends, capital gains, pensions, lottery winnings, rental income and in-

SKYWARN class set The annual SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter’s Class for Wood County will be held Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. on the campus of Bowling Green State University, Olscamp Hall, Room #111. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. Attendees should use Parking Lot N on Ridge Street off of Mercer Road. The class, presented by the National Weather Service Cleveland office, will give participants an overview of how severe weather develops and what to look for when severe weather occurs. Participants will have the opportunity to become official weather spotters for the National Weather Service. The class is recommended for all first responders; however, it is also open to the general public whether they want to be an official weather spotter or would just like to know more about severe weather. Admission is free. There is no age restriction. For more info, contact the Wood County EMA office at 419-354-9269 or email

come earned by estates are exempt from the tax. Estimates by the Ohio Department of Taxation project the income tax would generate about $1.98 million annually, Parmigian said. The property tax would generate about $1.4 million annually, he said, and cost the owner of property with a valuation of $100,000 about $136 a year. The school district is facing what the school board and administration are calling an “unprecedented” loss of $6 million a year from fiscal years 2017 to 2022. The district is taking a major hit, Parmigian said, from the recent property devaluation of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station – an annual loss of about $4.6 million. Compounding that loss is the drop of about $300,000 a year from the state phasing out payments to reimburse districts for lowering public utility tangible personal property taxes. The phase-out started in 2015 and continues through 2030, he said, adding

B-C-S voters last approved a new levy in 2000. Parmigian said several residents he’s talked to are open to supporting a school income tax. He estimated about 40 residents attended the first meeting on Feb. 26 “Outside of the meeting, a lot of the farmers I have talked to like the idea of paying an income tax versus a property tax,” he said. While school officials contend with the loss of property taxes from the DavisBesse plant, Ottawa County officials are trying to fend off its possible closure. FirstEnergy is conducting a review of its operations and is considering getting out of electrical generation to focus on transmission, a spokesman said. The review is expected to be complete by this summer. The company also operates the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio and the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in Pennsylvania.

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All arrangements including holders must be removed by March 15th. New arrangements may be displayed beginning April 1st. Arrangements are allowed only on the monuments. No glass or planting permitted. By order of Woodville Twp. Trustees, Lori Kepus, Fiscal Officer For cemetery info call 419-849-2492 or visit our website at

Sandusky County Positive People will hold a spring Power Packed Luncheon Tuesday, March 20, at Vanguard Career Center’s Café, 1306 Cedar St., Fremont. The topic for the luncheon is “Youth Asset Development Today,” presented by Cassandrea Tucker. Tucker is a social worker with Fremont City Schools who serves the student population in grades 6-8 at Fremont Middle School. The luncheon, which is scheduled from 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m., is open to the public. Reservations are required by March 13 since seating is limited. Cost for the meal and speaker is $15. To make a reservation, call 419-3321940 or email Additional information may be found at

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Genealogical Society The Lucas County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet Saturday, March 17 at 2 p.m. in the Huntington Room on the first floor of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. in downtown Toledo. Everyone is welcome at the meeting, which will include a presentation by Julia Chase, assistant library director of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Center, who will provide an update on the services available at the center in Perrysburg.

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This is a very early photo of one of the ſrst blacksmith and wagon shops in East Toledo that dated back to the 1860s. Pictured, left to right, are Helen Bihn, Louis Bihn, by Larry Michaels and Joseph Bihn. In business over four decades, the shop was located about where Granger’s Auto Body is today, near the corner of Oak and Miami Street.

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Farm toys, dolls, trucks, pedal tractors and die-racing collectibles will be among the treasures to be discovered at the 33rd Annual Fremont Toy Show, set for March 17-18 at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 910 Rawson Ave. Hours for the show, which will feature more than 200 tables, are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Food will be available. Admission is $3. For more info, contact Sandy Overmyer at 419-307-5026 or Bob Siefke at 419-637-7067.

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Lake Erie

Capital bill includes funding By Larry Limpf News Editor

Career Day The Genoa Academic Committee held its 4th annual Career Day at Genoa High School. Over 70 professionals were in attendance. Top photo Daniel Baker and Trevor Berger speak with Dominic D’Emilio of the University of Toledo on Information Technology. Bottom photo, Kim Traver, an audiologist at BGSU, talks with Payton Duchene, Olivia Wiciak and Halanna Kwiatkowski. (Press photos by Ken Grosjean)

The state capital appropriations bill that passed last week in the Ohio House of Representatives will include funding for programs designed to help clean Lake Erie, State Senator Randy Gardner and Representative Steve Arndt said. House Bill 529 passed Wednesday in the House by a vote of 92-3 and now goes before the Senate Finance Committee. In addition to funding for historic preservation, tourism job development, lowering infant mortality and opiate addiction, school district renovations and other projects, two other provisions in the bill will benefit efforts to improve water quality, the legislators said. The Clean Ohio Fund was allocated $100 million and the Healthy Lake Erie Initiative is to receive $10 million. Sen. Gardner first sponsored the initiative four years ago to reduce the disposal of dredged materials in Lake Erie. According to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, harbors along Ohio’s north shore must be dredged to keep the shipping channels open and about 1.5 million tons of material are dredged annually. Historically, much of the dredged material was dumped in the open waters of Lake Erie but a bill signed last year by Gov. John Kasich requires the state to set rules for re-using dredged sediment other than dumping it in waters of the lake’s western basin. The dumping ban will go into effect by July 1, 2020. Sen. Gardner said he expects the Toledo harbor to receive some of the $10 million. “The initiative is mainly designed for federal navigational harbors. There are seven of them and Toledo is one of them so I believe Toledo will be in line for some additional support. The City of Huron (Erie County) also has some dredging issues and they would be in line for it as well,” he said. “The federal harbors are a priority because we need support from

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the Army Corps of Engineers to do these projects. They are primarily in charge of dredging issues so we are collaborating with the corps.” Sen. Gardner said he still supports putting a state bond issue before voters to fund projects to improve water quality. He floated the idea several years ago but found little support from Gov. Kasich. “It would be for $1 billion over a 10year period for an Ohio Clean Water Bond Issue,” he said. “We’re still working with several groups and have gotten support but haven’t actually put it on the ballot yet. The governor isn’t convinced a bond issue is the way to go. I am. There is plenty of work to do; not only for Lake Erie quality but helping communities with water treatment plants, wastewater support and to help agriculture be part of the solution.” Rep. Arndt said the $100 million in appropriations for the Clean Ohio Program, includes $75 million for the Public Works Commission’s Green Space Conservation Program and $12.5 million each for the Department of Natural Resources’ Clean Ohio Trails Program and the Department of Agriculture’s Easement Purchase Program. Gardner said he expects the bill to get a floor vote in the senate this week.




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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, located in Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd. (corner of Witty & SR 51), open 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.

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Gibsonburg Public Library, 100 N. Webster St., programs include: Preschool Story time, Thurs. at 11 a.m.; Cookbook Club, March 12, 6:30 p.m. – “The Ultimate Beef, Chicken and Pork Cookbook” by Taste of Home; Basketball Mania for Teens, March 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (grades 7-12); Book & Munch Bunch: Chapter Books for Grades 4-7, March 14, 3:30 p.m. – “The Grey King” by Susan Cooper; Book & Snack Pack: Chapter Books for Grades 1-4, March 21, 3:30 p.m. – “Glow” by W.H. Beck; Book Bears: Early Readers, March 22, 10:15 a.m. – “Chicken Said, ‘Cluck’’” by Judyann Grant; LEGO Challenge – Build an Easter Basket or Easter Egg, March 24, 10 a.m.; Adult Book Discussion – “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders, March 26, 6:30 p.m. Call 419-637-2173 to register. Square Dance, a fundraiser for Gibsonburg Saddle Club, March 16, 8 p.m.-midnight, Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, 1375 N. SR 590. Music by Sawbuck Band. BYOB. Tickets $15. Order online at

33rd Annual Fremont Toy Show, March 17-18, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. $3. More than 200 tables of collectible toys and die-cast racing collectibles. 419-307-5026.


“Mary Poppins,” March 15-18, Genoa High School. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2:30 p.m. Sun. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students/seniors. 419-855-7741. 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. (reservations required 10 a.m. the day before). Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings offered 2nd Wed. of each month at 11 a.m.; Blood oxygen & blood pressure screenings offered the 4th Wed. of each month at 11 a.m. Educational/informational speakers on Wed.; Pinochle Mon. & Wed. after lunch; Dominoes Fri. after lunch. Reservations: 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. Proceeds benefit mission projects. Genoa Community Food Pantry Open monthly on the 3rd Sat. of the month 10 a.m.-noon, Christ Community Church, 303 W. 4th St. Serving those who are in Genoa School District. Proper ID and billing address within the district required. For

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Jiggs Dinner, March 15, 4-7 p.m., Lake Twp. Administration Building, 27975 Cummings Rd. Corned beef, potatoes, carrots, cabbage quarters, dessert and a drink, for $8. Cooked and served by Lake Twp. Police. 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. Art Classes presented by David Overholt weekly on Thursdays from noon-3 p.m. in the Lake Twp. Administration Bldg. All skills levels welcome. call 419-509-6450 for info.

Oak Harbor Public Library programs include: One-Size-Fits-All Storytime, Wed. at 11:30 a.m.; TNT and the library “Make a Movie” for middle schoolers, March 13 and March 20 at 3:30 p.m.; Adult Coloring Night, March 13, 6 p.m.; Beekeeping Program, March 15, 6 p.m.; Play Pinochle March 20, 6 p.m.; Craft Extravaganza (all ages), March 21, 4, 5 or 6 p.m.; 12 Herbs to Grow and Use, presented by Karen from Mulberry Creek Herb Farm, March 22, 6 p.m. Local History Room open Thurs. from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For info, visit or call 419-898-7001. Lenten Fish Fries, March 16 and 23, St. Boniface, 215 Church St. Fried or baked fish, seasoned potatoes, fries, salad bar, dinner rolls, mac & cheese, homemade desserts and beverages. Dine in or carry out. Kids’ meals available. Children under 5 eat free. Jiggs Dinner hosted by Oak Harbor Rotary, March 17, 3-8 p.m., Oak Harbor Golf Club. 50/50 and other raffles. In addition, NCAA March Madness games will be broadcast with pools during the games. Tickets are $12 and will be sold in advance (no carry outs). Contact an Oak Harbor Rotary member for tickets. Food Pantry, Oak Harbor Alliance Chapel, 11805 SR 105, open the last Wed. each month from 5-7 p.m. A hot meal is served during pantry hours. There is also a free clothing room with all sizes for children and adults. St. Boniface Parish Bingo, Sun. at the church, 215 N. Church St. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; early birds at 5:30 p.m. and main session begins at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit St. Boniface School.





Millbury Firefighters Assn. Pancake Breakfasts, March 18 and April 15, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Millbury Fireman’s Hall. Free Community Meal, 3rd Wed. of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Church, corner of Main and Cherry. Everyone welcome.

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Luckey Garden Club meets monthly at the library. Visit Luckey Garden Club on Facebook to inquire about joining. Luckey Library Story time for ages 3-7 every Wed. at 6:30 p.m. Includes stories, finger plays, music & crafts. LEGO Club (K-5th grade) Mon. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Men’s Shoot-the-Bull gatherings Mon. at 9:30 a.m. Coffee provided. No registration required for any of the programs. Home delivery of library materials to homebound Luckey residents is available by calling the library during regular hours

Pemberville United Methodist Church Public Dinner, March 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Featuring choice of ham loaf or meatloaf, sweet potatoes or church potatoes, salad bar, roll, homemade dessert and beverage. Kids’ meals (under 10) and carryouts available. 419-287-4040. Lake Erie Perch Dinner, March 16, March 30, 4:30-7 p.m., Freedom American Legion Post 183, 405 E. Front St. Five- and three-piece dinners available, include choice of baked potato or fries, cole slaw or applesauce and roll & butter. Mac & cheese dinners also available. Dine in or

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carry out. Homemade pies available for purchase. Sponsored by the American Legion Family 183. Proceeds benefit veterans’ programs. Red Cross Bloodmobile sponsored by the Pemberville American Legion Auxiliary, Thursday, March 22, 1-7 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 405 E. Front St. Walk-ins welcome. Make an appointment by calling 419-287-3210 or call the Red Cross at 800733-2767. 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.

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Shared Bounty Thrift Shop is open at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5520 Fremont Pike from 10 a.m.-noon on the 1st and 3rd Sat. of the month. Household items, clothing, shoes, books and more available free to area families. Donations help support the ministry.


Steak Dinner, March 17, 5-7 p.m., Walbridge VFW Post 9963, 109 N. Main St. Dinner includes baked potato, vegetable, salad bar, roll & Butter and dessert. Lenten Fish Fries, Fridays during Lent (through March 30), 5-8 p.m. St. Jerome Parish Hall, 300 Warner St. Dine in or carry out. Call 419-666-2857 for info. 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. Food and drinks available. New games; higher prizes. Sponsored by the Auxiliary. 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.


Woodville Food Pantry, 212 Bridge St., open the last Thursday of the month 6:30-7:30 p.m. and last Friday 8:30-9:30 a.m. Woodville Library, 101 E. Main St., programs include: Storytimes Mon. at 7 p.m.; LEGO Club (K-6) first Sat. of the month from 10-11:30 a.m.; Kidz Book Club, (grades 1-4), March 12, 6:15 p.m.; Bunny Crafts, March 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday Book Club, March 21 – “If the Creek Don’t Rise,” by Leah Weiss; Kidz & Canvas (grades K-4), March 24, 10:30 a.m. – paint a picture together (registration required); DIY Washer Jewelry, March 28, 6:30 p.m. (registration required). Call 419-849-2744 for info.

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Rick Bryan inducted into hall of fame During the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts’ (OFSWCD) 75th Annual Conservation Partnership Conference, “From Dust to Diamonds,” sponsored by E&S Environmental and Land Stewards, former Lucas SWCD Supervisor Rick Bryan was inducted into the OFSWCD Supervisors Hall of Fame. Bryan joins 95 other individuals throughout Ohio to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a result of conservation and stewardship efforts. According to OFSWCD President Harold Neuenschwander, “Rick’s dedication, stewardship efforts and love for the land and water resources showed clearly throughout his days with service with the district. He was truly a role model for the rest of us and continues to remain involved and engaged to this day.” For more info on conservation programs and practices, call the OFSWCD at 614-784-1900.

Rick Bryan (right) receives his award from Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation District President Harold Neuenschwander. (Submitted photo)

Reservations accepted for 2018 AG Breakfast To celebrate agriculture and honor local producers, local ag agencies and sponsors are celebrating National Agriculture Week by hosting a community breakfast Friday, March 16 at 8 a.m. at St, John Lutheran Church, 122 W. Ottawa St., Oak Harbor. The cost for the all-you-can-eat scrambled egg, pancake and sausage breakfast is $5. The event is open to members of the agricultural community, as well as individuals and businesses. Featured speaker will be Dr. Chris Winslow, director of the Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory. Proceeds from the breakfast go back into the agricultural community through scholarships, which will be awarded at the breakfast. For more info, call Kathy Booher at 419-898-3631. For tickets, call the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District at 419-898-1595.

Tree, Shrub & Garden Sale The Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District is taking orders for the Annual Tree, Shrub & Garden Sale. Proceeds from the sale go to support Lucas SWCD outreach programs. New for 2018 are five varieties of larger potted trees including Princeton Elm, Canada Red Chokecherry, Tulip Tree, City Slicker Birch and Green Rocket Cedar, as well as a Backyard Habitat packet, and a Fruit & Berry packet. Also, 1- to 2-year-old bareroot seedlings are being offered at a low cost to assist landowners in establishing conservation practices such as windbreaks, wildlife habitats and tree riparian buffers. The trees

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Ag Notes can also be used for general landscaping. Conifer seedlings are available in packets of 25 trees and hardwood seedlings and bushes are available in packets of five. Also offered are one-ounce packages of Native Prairie Seed mix, which has been collected locally from the Oak Openings Region. Two mixes are offered – a dry mix suited for sandy or well-drained soils and a moist mix for average to moist soils. The district is also offering cover crop seed packets in Summer Cover, Raised Bed and Color & Cover Mixes, and Buckwheat. The deadline for guaranteed ordering of trees, shrubs and seedlings is Monday, April 2. After that date, orders will be filled first-come, first-serve with whatever species might be left over. Pick up dates for tree orders are Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13. Additionally, rain barrels and are available composters for $50 each. Call 419-893-1966 for an order form or download it from lswcd.

Women in Conservation Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District’s “Women in Conservation Series” will be held at various locations in Ottawa County from 5:30-8 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month from April through September. The first workshop will be April 18 at the Bayou Creek Farmstead, Oak Harbor. During the session, participants will learn about beekeeping and how to replace sugar with honey in cooking and baking. The cost for this session is $15. The topics and dates for the following sessions are: • May 23: Lighthouse, Marblehead Lighthouse. • June 20: Birding, Winous Point Marsh Conservancy. • July 18: Succulent Art, Wistinghausen Florist, *$40. • Aug. 15: Paddling, Portage River Paddling Company, *$30. • Sept. 19: Biking, North Coast Inland Bike Trail, *$30. Each session will include dinner, an opportunity to talk with experts in their field, socializing with other women interested in the outdoors, and fun. Each session costs $15 (unless where otherwise noted). Sessions are limited to 15 participants, so early registration is suggested. To register or for more info, call 419-898-1595 or visit www.ottawaswcd. com.

Hayes Meet-and-greet set Meet the duo who put together the special exhibit “Bhutanese-Nepali Neighbors: Photographs by Tariq Tarey” during a special event at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums in Fremont. The special exhibit showcases 30 photographs of members of the Bhutanese-Nepali community, one of the largest current-day refugee groups in Ohio. Each photograph was taken by award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey and is accompanied by a narrative written by Doug Rutledge, which details each individual’s history. The photographs emphasize the historic sequence of the BhutaneseNepali refugee experience; from living and working in Bhutan, to being forced to leave, the experience of living in refugee camps in Nepal, to resettlement in Columbus, finding jobs, buying homes and finally becoming American citizens. During the event, Tarey and Rutledge will give a 15-minute presentation about their work in the museum auditorium. Then they will go into the special exhibit and be available to answer visitors’ questions. Bhutanese-Nepali refreshments, including a bread, called naan, and sweets, will be served. Admission for members is free. Admission for non-member adults is $5 - a discount of $2.50 - and includes access to tour the entire museum. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling Jacque Baker at 419-332-2081, ext. 238. The reservation deadline is 5 p.m. March 15.

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The Ottawa County Health Department has released the clinic schedule for March 12-16. Unless otherwise stated, all clinics are held at the health department, 1856 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. March 12: Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic, 7:45-4:30 p.m. March 13: 60-Plus Clinic –Port Clinton Senior Center, 9 a.m.-noon. March 14: Family Planning Clinic, 8-10:30 a.m.; Immunization Clinic (including flu shots), 12:45-4:30 p.m.; 60-Plus Clinic – Oak Harbor Riverview Senior Campus, 9 a.m.-noon; Immunization Clinic – Genoa (including flu shots), 8:30 a.m.-noon; Tuberculosis Clinic (no appointment necessary), 3-4 p.m. March 15: Well Child, Family Planning and STD (sexually-transmitted disease) Clinic, 8-11 a.m.; 60-Plus Clinic – Port Clinton Senior Center, 9 a.m.noon. March 16: Tuberculosis Clinic (no appointment necessary), 3-4 p.m. For home health, call 419-734-6800.


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The Press Poll Are tighter gun control laws needed to prevent future mass shootings?

David Furgeson Genoa “I do. I’m a gourmet cook. I don’t just make meat, potatoes and gravy. Lately I’ve been making a lot of vegetarian meals. Meals without red meat. I make a great modiſed chili with pork roast, a gluten free veggie pizza and turkey spaghetti. My wife of 30 years loves my cooking.”

Charli Jasin Point Place “Me. I like being the one to cook because then I know I’ll like what I make.”

Jennifer Ramirez Genoa “My mom does most of the cooking in the house. She’s very good at it. I’ll do it once or twice a week but she’s the professional.”

Jackie Langlois Northwood “I do. We eat out a couple times a week but for the most part we eat in and I cook. I enjoy it. I like ſnding new recipes online to try out.”

Bob Fimognari Lake Twp. “My wife does all the cooking. She’s a great cook. Oh any thing Italian is my favorite but really anything she cooks is amazing! She does all the cooking and I do all the cleaning.”

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Last Week's Results Are you watching the Olympics? 56% Not at all 32% Occasionally 12% Yes, every night

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Sheep, cattle ranch finds Olympic glory in South Korea Not too long ago I was with some friends at a local eatery watching the television intently. The featured sport was curling. I do not claim to know much about the sport of curling, but here’s the gist. Players slide 44-pound, polished stones with flat bottoms on ice toward a target area (sort of like winter shuffle board). Each team has eight stones and they try to get the stones positioned closest to the center. The stone is pushed down the ice by a curler and then sweepers vigorously sweep the ice with brooms to influence the path of the stone with hopes of bonking their opponents stones out of scoring position, while putting their own closest to the center. The place I was eating was very small and pretty much everyone present ended up watching curling very intently. I must say it was the most thought I’d ever given to curling, but that may change soon as it is time once again for the Winter Olympics and curling is, of course, among the many events. While curling may not be at the top of my viewing priority list for the 2018 Winter Olympics, I certainly watched some because I really enjoy all things Olympic (even, on occasion, the figure skating, but they show “waaaay” too much of that in my opinion). I love the snowboarding, ski jumping, speed skating and downhill skiing. I even took note of the uniforms this year being worn by the U.S. athletes in the opening and closing ceremonies because

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they will be showcasing a unique partnership for U.S. agriculture. The Team USA uniforms were made with homegrown materials including wool direct from Imperial Stock Ranch, a 145-year-old family-owned sheep and cattle ranch in Oregon’s high desert. The ranch provided wool used for making the hats, sweaters, and other pieces in the opening and closing ceremony uniforms. As the price of wool declined in recent decades, Imperial Stock Ranch began to seek out ways to add value to its products. “Imperial Stock Ranch has been raising sheep, cattle, grains and hay since 1871. In 1999, we shifted from selling commodity wool and began a value-added business taking the raw wool to product and selling the wool products — one of which was yarn. That effort grew into multiple markets,” said Jeanne Carver, with Imperial Stock Ranch. “About 13 years later, we received a call from Ralph Lauren when they were conducting research for a Made in America program. That call led to a relationship between Ralph Lauren and Imperial Stock Ranch, and ultimately, Imperial Stock Ranch provided the wool yarns for the Opening Ceremony sweater for Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.” That relationship continued leading up to the 2018 Winter Olympics that started Feb. 9 in PyeongChang, South Korea. “The Imperial Stock Ranch American Merino yarn program is used in the Opening Ceremony sweater and hat, and the Closing Ceremony sweater, hat and mittens for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter

Games in PyeongChang,” Carver said. “We are humble yet proud to make a small contribution to the Team USA Collection.” The high quality end products they sell start with a focus on quality production on the ranch. “We have a long history of sheep and wool production. This is our 147th

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Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson is wearing a hat, mittens and a sweater made from U.S. wool in the 2018 Winter Olympics. (Photo provided by Ralph Lauren)

year. It begins with genetics, and our selection characteristics. Our sheep live on native grass lands in a rotational grazing management program, which is a very clean life and requires little to no inputs,” Carver said. “We ensure clean facilities prior to shearing, and then skirt and class the wool at shearing. We do not use paint on the wool and are very preventive with regard to any contamination. Having direct relationships with customers is a strong motivation for all our ranch crew to take extra care in guarding the quality and care of the wool clip.” The wool for the Olympic uniforms was spun into yarn by National Spinning Co., Inc., an employee-owned manufacturer and distributor based in North Carolina. From there the process continues with the help of numerous other U.S. businesses partnering with Ralph Lauren to produce the Olympic apparel designed to keep the athletes warm in the frigid temperatures at the event. Though they would love to, the Carvers did not make the trip to South Korea to see the wool from their ranch on display. They were quite busy at home during the Olympics. “We have just begun lambing, and that keeps everyone on task for the month of February,” Carver said. “This is an important time of year in our operation.” Like the food so often taken for granted in this country, it is easy for the amazing process required for clothing (and the agricultural production of the raw materials used to make it) to be under appreciated. It is great to see a unique partnership between agriculture and the fashion industry showcased on an international stage that only comes around every four years. That makes everything about the Winter Olympics a little more exciting, even curling.

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Dyslexia Education Training Center offers their help Dyslexia. If you have heard the term, you may believe it is only an issue with reading. You may believe it is only an issue where people with it see words where the letters are backwards. For those with dyslexia, it is and can be so much more. Dyslexia is a general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols. Dyslexia does not affect general intelligence. People with dyslexia have issues not only reading, but with math, comprehension and many have low self-esteem because of it. If your child or a child you know has dyslexia, he or she may be able to get help from the Dyslexia Education Training Center located at Starr Elementary School in Oregon. According to Pamela Croson M. Ed. CALP, the center’s director, they have been tutoring students since last fall. “The Oregon City Schools have graciously rented us space at Starr since September,” Croson said. “We are providing one-on-one tutoring to 11 students using a research-based multi-sensory language education system. Eight of our stu-

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dents attend Oregon Schools; the others are from other northwest Ohio districts.” The center is a continuation of the former Children’s Dyslexia Center of Northwest Ohio, which was a Masonic Charity. When local Masons were no longer able to financially support local centers the national organization closed them. “Ours was one of several closed in Ohio between 2014 and 2016,” Croson ex-

plained. “Our board of directors felt strongly that this was an endeavor that needed to continue and formed a new non-profit.” The Dyslexia Education Training Center, a 501(c)(3) organization, uses the Orton-Gillingham Teacher Training program to help students. The program is a language-based, multi sensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible program. “We teach students how to break words apart into syllables, decode and spell them,” Croson said. “With the program, we have seen an increase in independent reading and in their writing.” The cost for the tutoring is $50 per week for two, 55-minute one-on-one sessions. According to Croson, there are other programs for dyslexics locally, but they may be cost-prohibitive for some. “The actual cost is $120 a student, per week, at some other places,” Croson said. “We promised Oregon Schools that we will only charge those in the district $25 per week for the tutoring. The extra tutoring really does help and we are glad we can provide the program in a more affordable way.” Croson said they currently have four students on a waiting list. The center typically begins seeing more interest in the spring because more children are identified

with dyslexia during state testing. “Many students are not diagnosed until about this time, especially with the Third Grade Reading Guarantee,” she said. “The earlier a child is identified, the earlier we can intervene and help them.” Croson said there are some things to be on the lookout for if you suspect a child may have reading issues. “Some of the things to look for prior to a child going to school include mispronouncing multi-syllable words,” She said. “Many kids have a problem saying spaghetti. That is common. If the issue continues when they are 4 or 5, that could be a problem. Children not being able to recognize rhyming may also be an issue. In school, look for comprehension issues in what was read. The earlier the child is diagnosed, the earlier we can get them help.” Croson said they will be scheduling classes for those who would want to be tutors. Tutors are required to attend 10, 4.5hour sessions, and then complete another 100 supervised tutoring hours at the center. Trainees do not need to have a teaching degree, but are required to have a bachelor’s degree. For more info on the center, or to get information on tutoring or becoming a tutor, call 419-252-0748 or

What do the new blood pressure guidelines mean? New blood pressure guidelines implemented by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) put nearly half of the U.S. adult population in the range for high blood pressure. The AHA/ACC recommends patients at 130/80 mm HG—rather than the previous 140/90—be treated with lifestyle changes and perhaps medication to detect, prevent, manage and treat high blood pressure and potential risks that come with it. “The American Heart Association as well as the American College of Cardiology thought the guidelines should be updated

because high blood pressure has significant risk factors for heart disease, cardiovascular (problems) as well as stroke,” said Zakaria Sheikhaden, DO, a cardiologist at ProMedica Physicians Cardiology in Monroe, Michigan. “Studies have shown that if you’re more aggressive with blood pressure, they do better than when you’re more liberal with the number.” Sheikhaden said the guidelines may be a moving number in the coming years, as patients are monitored to see how they fare with the new regulations in place. He also stressed that a one-time reading that may place a person in the high blood pressure range does not mean they should reach for the panic button. The numbers may be higher in a doctor’s office than in the home

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due to any stress the subject may have due to visiting a physician or hospital. For this reason, it is important to get readings in two settings. Quitting smoking, reducing stress and decreasing sodium intake are three lifestyle modifications you can make to reduce high blood pressure. When it comes to treatment of high blood pressure, lifestyle modification, such as quitting smoking, reducing stress and decreasing sodium intake, are typically recommended first. However, another potential result of the new guidelines is that more patients would be on medication, said Sheikhaden. “Those medications can have side effects, and they would need to be moni-

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to claim that they offer dermatologic care, finding someone who is truly qualified to perform cosmetic procedures can be a confusing process, Dr. Chapas says. To ensure that they’re receiving care from a board-certified dermatologist, the public can look for “FAAD” after the doctor’s name; this indicates the doctor is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and all AAD fellows are board-certified. Patients also can ensure that they’re seeing a board-certified dermatologist by asking to see the doctor’s credentials and looking for certification from the American Board of Dermatology or the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. Dr. Chapas also recommends asking doctors the following questions before a cosmetic procedure: • Who is going to perform the procedure? How many of these procedures has the physician performed? The procedure should be one that the doctor performs regularly. • What results can be expected? How long is the recuperation period? Are before-and-after photos available? • What are the risks? What type of anesthesia will the physician use? Do the benefits of the cosmetic procedure outweigh the risks? Will the doctor be available if the patient experiences complications? • Where is the procedure being performed? The procedure should be performed in a medical center or doctor’s office, not a nonmedical spa, shopping mall or private party. “Board-certified dermatologists provide effective cosmetic treatments every day, so you’ll be in the best of hands when you receive a cosmetic procedure in a dermatologist’s office,” Dr. Chapas says. “And if you do experience any complications, a board-certified dermatologist has the expertise to help.”

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Seek cosmetic treatment from qualified providers People looking to save money on cosmetic treatment may end up getting more than they bargained for if they receive care from someone who is not qualified to provide it. “You wouldn’t want to get surgery from someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing, and the same applies to cosmetic treatments,” says board-certified dermatologist Anne Chapas, MD, FAAD, the founder and medical director of a private practice in New York. “As with any medical procedure, the results of these treatments will depend on the skill of the person who performs them.” According to Dr. Chapas, dermatologists are seeing more and more patients come to their offices experiencing complications from cosmetic procedures performed by unqualified providers. Some of the most common complications include bruising, changes in skin pigmentation, burns, infection, scars, swelling, and “frozen” facial expressions, she says, and severe cases may involve the breakdown of the skin or even disfigurement. A board-certified dermatologist can treat these complications, Dr. Chapas says, so patients who experience any issues after a cosmetic treatment should see a dermatologist as soon as possible. To avoid experiencing these complications in the first place, she says, patients should seek cosmetic treatment from a qualified doctor like a board-certified dermatologist. “To perform effective cosmetic procedures, you need to understand the biology of the skin,” Dr. Chapas says. “Boardcertified dermatologists spend many years of education and training developing expertise in this area, and we build on that knowledge base throughout our years in practice.” Because unqualified providers may use misleading advertising and language

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Helping children with handling disappointment From the American Counseling Association Disappointment comes to everyone. As adults we, hopefully, have learned that when people or activities may sometimes let us down, we can keep such things in perspective and find ways to overcome our dashed hopes. But for children, disappointment can come in numerous forms. Even a seemingly minor hurt can often seem like such a complete disaster that the child truly has a difficult time accepting and dealing with it. And, in many cases, such as when a beloved pet dies or a close friend moves away, the hurt can be very real and deep and won’t disappear easily. While responding to childhood disappointments can seem difficult, there are solid reasons to do it in a good way. We can make our child feel less sad, avoid more serious emotional issues, and, when we respond well, we help open communication that can strengthen the child - parent relationship. How do you begin to respond to a child’s disappointment? Listening is step one. Don’t minimize or discount the story your child has to tell, even if it seems trivial to you. It’s very real to your child, and a response such as, “That’s no big deal,” or, “You’ll forget about it by tomorrow,” only serves to convince your child that you don’t really understand or even care. You also don’t want to hurry in with a pleasant experience or reward to make the hurt go away. This can establish flawed patterns that carry over into adulthood and can present very real future problems. Instead, talk “with” your child, rather than “to” him or her. Don’t begin an interrogation when something seems wrong but instead tell him or her in a gentle way that you’ve noticed they’re unhappy and encourage them to tell you what has happened. Don’t be judgmental about what is being reported but instead offer sympathy and understanding. Let your child know you empathize because you’ve suffered your own disappointments. Don’t try to top your child’s story, but instead listen and sympathize. Just being able to share can do



Counseling Corner much to minimize the hurt. In some cases, being a good listener may not be enough. If you notice a persistent change in behavior over time, and if your child is refusing to talk about what’s wrong, it may be appropriate to seek help from a trained professional counselor. Your child’s school counselor is always a good place to start. “Counseling Corner” is provided by the American Counseling Association. Direct comments and questions to ACAcorner@ or visit the ACA website at


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – “A Tribute To Liza, Dean, and Frank” – PRICE $90 This 90-minute show is a tribute to three of the greatest and most dynamic entertainers of all time, with a combination of great live singing, entertaining choreography, dancing, humor and witty dialogue, featuring more than 30 memorable songs. Audiences are mesmerized by the experience of seeing these talented performers, Suzanne Goulet as Liza Minelli, Joe Scalissi as Dean Martin and Henry Prego as Frank Sinatra, paying tribute to these legends, especially when doing “My Way,” “Cabaret” and “Everybody Loves Somebody,” and other standards with good old fashion warmth and sincerity. The friendship, love and respect that existed between these legends is captured throughout the show and make Frank, Liza and Dean’s performance a moment to remember! LUNCH INCLUDED! NO WALKING!! Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – Cleveland Ethnic Market Tour – PRICE $85 Put the world in your shopping bag as we explore the wonderful and varied food stores which serve our ethnically diverse population. Cleveland’s history as a melting pot for cultures becomes a shop-till-you-drop experience! Stops will include Italian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic/Caribbean, Asian, Greek, German and, of course, the marvelous West Side Market, one of the largest indoor/outdoor food and produce markets in the world featuring 185 purveyors, many with 4 generations of family ownership. If there is time there will also be a stop at 10,000 Villages Gift Shop or some unique shops in Tremont. Lunch will be at the historic University Inn. This tour requires considerable walking and getting on and off the trolley. Make sure to bring a cooler! LUNCH INCLUDED! MODERATE WALKING! Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – Put-In-Bay & Kelleys Island Tour – PRICE $75 Enjoy an all day excursion hopping Lake Erie Islands. Nothing is better than retail shopping, sand between your toes, and spending time with good friends! We will board our boat (for the day) and be given a narrated cruise over to Kelleys Island, where we will explore the island. Next we will hop back on the boat and while we are cruising over to Put-In-Bay we will have a lovely buffet and scenery that can’t be missed! Once we are done eating we will depart the boat and explore Put-In-Bay! We will end our relaxing day with the lake breeze blowing in our face! LUNCH INCLUDED! HEAVY WALKING BUT PLENTY OF PEOPLE WATCHING BENCHES! Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – Discover Columbus – PRICE $85 Discover the hidden gems of Columbus! Enjoy eating at Schmidt’s and let’s not forget their crème puffs are to die for. Next we will hop back on the bus and do a tour of some of the villages that make up Columbus! We will do a tasting tour in the North Market and walk through the Short North with a stop at an ice cream store! Our last stop will be at the Famous Anthony Thomas Candy Factory! LUNCH INCLUDED! MODERATE WALKING!



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Genacross to offer Medicaid-focused program “Medicaid Assistance: Today, Tomorrow or in the Future,” will be the topic of a program being offered at Genacross Lutheran Services (formerly Lutheran Home at Toledo), Wednesday, March 14 at 11 a.m. Carrie Larrow, Genacross Medicaid Coordinator, will answer questions about Medicaid including: • Medicaid as it relates to long-term nursing care and assisted living services; • What is needed to qualify for coverage; • What to do to ensure qualification when your funds are exhausted; • When to begin the application process; • How the Medicaid program works. The program will be held in the Genacross cookie room. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Myndi Milliken at 419-7241841.

Chili cook-off, open house set Riders Unlimited Inc. therapeutic horse riding center will host a chili cook-off and open house Saturday, March 10 from noon-3 p.m. at the facility, 3140 N. Behlman Rd., Oak Harbor. Admission to the event is $5 for age 65 years and older and ages 6-14; $10 for 15-65 years; and free 5 and younger. For more info, visit events.html. Riders Unlimited offers horse-assisted activities and therapies to individuals with physical, mental, emotional and psychological disabilities. The facility currently serves approximately 35 individuals.

“Matter of Balance” The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) will offer a “Matter of Balance” course at the Northeast Area Senior Center, 705 N. Main Street, Walbridge, Wednesdays March 28-May 2, from 9-11 a.m. The course, sponsored by Aetna Better Health of Ohio, is designed to help those who have a fear of falling, are limiting activities due to this fear and/or are becoming physically weak. Participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risk at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Attendees will receive a manual for training purposes and a certificate upon completion of the course. The fee for the six-week program is $15.

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Allen Twp. Williston Cemetery Clean-up Please remove ALL Winter Wreaths & Decorations by Sunday, March 18th After this date, ALL wreaths, plastic flowers and any other displays deemed detrimental to the appearance of the cemetery and in violation of the rules for such decorations will be removed.

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colorectal polyps and cancer. For more info on the colorectal health screening kits, call Rachel Fall, Magruder Director of Community Outreach & Physician Recruitment, at 419-732-4061.

Contact the Programs Department of WCCOA to register by calling 419-353-5661 or 1-800367-4935, or email

New location ProMedica Home Medical Equipment moved from the campus of ProMedica Bay Park Hospital to a new location at 30595 Tracy Rd., Walbridge. The Walbridge location will offer the same home medical equipment services as Bay Park Hospital but will provide a larger showroom for the comfort and convenience of patients. Hours will remain the same, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info, call 419-382-1262.

Healing Service The Victory Center invites all cancer patients and survivors to a Healing Service Tuesday, March 20 from 7-8 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 W. Central Ave., Toledo. This program will be offered on the third Tuesday each month going forward. Cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and others who are in search of peace, reflection, meditation and prayer are invited to attend. The healing service will offer a blend of music, Scripture reading and anointing with intercessory prayer (if desired). The service is free and open to the public. To register or for more info, call The Victory Center at 419-531-7600.

Zepf center expands in Bowling Green The Zepf Center is moving to a larger, more accessible location, and unveiled the new facility at 221 Church St. in Bowling Green, with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting March 2. “The site provides substance use and mental health treatment services, including Mobile Crisis Response, for the Wood County area,” said acting CEO Deb Flores. “Treatment is provided by physicians, nurse practitioners, therapists and care coordination staff. Moving to this larger, more accessible location enables Zepf Center to be able to expand its service offerings to serve more area individuals.” “This expansion presents an opportunity for the Zepf Center to integrate more fully into the Bowling Green and Wood County communities and it seeks to be a partner in combating the current opiate epidemic and a support system for providing high quality, effective mental health treatment,” said Board of Trustees President Lori Olender. Stephanie McGuire-Wise, PhD, LPCC-S, Director of Regional Services, will provide clinical oversight of the facility. “The new facility is convenient to downtown, easy to find, has barrier-free access inside the location and free parking,” she said. “The building, the former Huntington Bank headquarters, is in great shape with only cosmetic updates necessary.” Serving the community for more than 40 years, Zepf Center was initially established to serve the needs of residents of Lucas County

returning to the community after psychiatric hospitalization. Since that time, the organization has grown to serve more than 10,000 people annually by providing a broad range of services including mental health and addiction treatment, integrated care, vocational services, supportive living and recovery housing services, and wellness and prevention services to individuals all across the Northwest Ohio region through the efforts of nearly 700 staff members. For more info on Zepf Center’s Opioid Treatment Program or other treatment services offered,

Jog & Jaunt 5K Josina Lott Residential & Community Services is partnering with The Miracle League of NW Ohio for the 2018 Jog & Jaunt 5K Saturday, May 12 at 9 a.m. at Josina Lott, 120 S. Holland Sylvania Rd., Toledo. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Athletes of all abilities and ages will have fun competing and encouraging one another in the 5K and 1.5-mile Fun Walk. Registration is free for athletes with a disability when they call 419-866-9013, ext. 148 by May 3. Sign up online at https://runsignup. com/Race/OH/Toledo/JogJaunt5K. Josina Lott Residential & Community Services is home to 30 individuals with developmental disabilities. In addition, the organization provides support for individuals with developmental disabilities in the greater Toledo area at their River Crossings Day program. Visit to learn more. The Miracle League of Northwest Ohio provides opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to play baseball, regardless of their abilities. They have a barrier-free field in Northwood that more than 100 players enjoy. Games are played on Sundays. Visit for more details.

Free colorectal health screen kits March is National Colorectal Awareness Month, and every Monday-Friday in March, Magruder Hospital is offering free take-home colorectal health screening kits, available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the main lobby of the hospital. The take-home kits are a basic screen for blood in the stool, which could be a sign of several colorectal health issues. A colonoscopy, which is an outpatient screening procedure, is more widely accepted as the screening that is most effective for early detection of

Obituary Naomi A. Lowry

May 5, 1928 ~ Dec. 20, 2017 Naomi Arlene Lowry, known to her family and friends as Noni, died peacefully on December 20, 2017. Mrs. Lowry was born Naomi Arlene Giesler on May 5, 1928, to Albert and Sadie Giesler of Elmore, Ohio. Mrs. Lowry was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Alton Giesler; her beloved husband, Donald F. Lowry, and great-granddaughter, Ava Lowry. Don and Noni lived in Elmore, Ohio; Humacao, Puerto Rico; and Newtown Square, Pennsylvania during Don’s tenure with Sun Oil Company before retiring to Sunset Beach, North Carolina. Following her husband’s death, Noni moved to Shepherdstown, West Virginia where she lived until her death. Noni loved music and sang in and directed the church choir for many years at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Elmore, Ohio. She also sang in the Presbyterian Church choir in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. She worked as a teacher’s aide and as a secretary for Blair Associates in Elmore, Ohio, as well as a secretary in a real estate ofſce in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Noni is survived by her three children, Kim (Bill) Lowry-Neufeld, Steven (Marsha) Lowry, and Michael Lowry, 8 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren, as well as her sister, Violet Willey and her sister-in-law, Edna Giesler. A memorial service to honor Noni is planned for Saturday March 17, 2018 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 448 Rice St. Elmore, Ohio at 11:00 a.m. Family will be present at 10:30 a.m.

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Inspirational Message of the Week: Spiritual Maturity Just as we grow and develop physically and mentally, we should do so spiritually as well. Children grow and learn in relation to their parents in much the same way that we grow and learn in relation to God. We go from being completely dependent on our parents to being an integral part of our family, helping with chores and supporting each other, and in the process, we should also grow in love and appreciation for our parents and siblings. Spiritually mature persons will take the initiative to pray and do good works without having to be persuaded by others. They are also willing and able to accept hard truths about their own failings and will work


diligently to improve. The spiritually mature strive to become more like God, and to judge others not by their outward appearances but by their inner attributes. They are painfully aware of their own tendency to judge others more harshly than they judge themselves and consequently will be merciful in their judgement of others. “Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” —1 Peter 2:1-3 NIV



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Calvary Lutheran Ch. 1930 Bradner Rd./Corner of Woodville & Bradner Rds. 419-836-8986 Sunday Worship: 8:00 am & 10:30 am Sunday School 9:15 am Pastor Robert Noble

Trinity Lutheran Church Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 412 Fremont St. 419-862-3461 Stephen Lutz, Pastor

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Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church Rt. 51 at Witty Rd., Just north of Elmore

Elliston ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Breakfast 8:30am Sunday School all ages 9:00am Worship 10:00am The LIGHT Pantry opens 2nd Weds. 5-7pm 18045 W. William St. Off Elliston Trowbridge Rd.

26535 Pemberville Rd. (between St. Rtes. 795 & 163) Perrysburg, OH (Lake Township) Phone: 419-837-5023 Pastor Stephen Bull Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Worship: 10:15 a.m. “God's Work, Our Hands.” ELCA

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Health Department awarded tobacco cessation grant The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department (TLCHD) has been awarded the Community Cessation Initiative (CCI) grant from the Ohio Department of Health. The focus of the grant is to decrease tobacco use county-wide and increase access and knowledge of cessation services available. The overall objective is to create a referral network for tobacco cessation services in Lucas County, while helping potential patients reach the appropriate services. Through this referral network, TLCHD will be able to provide appropriate follow-up and relapse management after treatment is complete, ensuring the best possible attempt to quit smoking. As part of this initiative, TLCHD is working to identify and bridge the gaps regarding current cessation services offered in Lucas County. The three disparate populations identified include pregnant women, African Americans, and Latinos residing in low socioeconomic communities. The Health Department is seeking as many community partners as possible who would be interested in contributing their services and/or referrals to the CCI Lucas County network. These community partnerships may include provider partnerships, referral partnerships, or both. For more information, contact the CCI Lucas County Tobacco Line at 419-2134558.

Nite Out with NAMI NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Wood County will host a “Nite Out With NAMI” Tuesday, March 13 from 5-7 p.m. at its offices at 541 West Wooster St. (second floor), Bowling Green. All Wood County residents who use mental health services are welcome to attend this free social event, which will feature pizza, popcorn, and the classic film “Charlie.” Samantha Gatson, from Habitat for Humanity, will also be on hand to answer questions about Habitat’s current plan to build a house for a low-income family in

Bowling Green. Reserve a spot for the event by calling 419-352-0626. NAMI Wood County has served local families affected my mental illness for more than 30 years. In addition to social opportunities, it offers free classes, support groups, and educational events. Email or visit for more details.

Lupus research study Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are looking for young adults age 18-30 who have skin lupus or SLE-CL to participate in the study of an investigational drug. The study will evaluate the safety, tolerability and effectiveness of Tofacitinib to see if it helps young adults who have skin lesions associated with lupus. Participants will have about 21 study visits at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center over a year and a half (76 weeks). Participants will take Tofacitinib twice a day, morning and evening, in pill form by mouth. Those seeking more information on the clinical trial may contact Angela Merritt at angela.merritt@cchmc. org or 513-803-2118.

“Have the conversation” about problem gambling The Problem Gambling Network of Ohio (PGNO) is observing March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month, in collaboration with the National Council on Problem Gambling, and partners in

Ohio. “Have the Conversation” about problem gambling is this year’s theme. Based on data from the Ohio for Responsible Gambling coalition, an estimated 10 percent, or more than 843,000 Ohio adults are at-risk for problem gambling. Of those, more than 76,000 Ohioans meet the criteria for a gambling disorder. For many, gambling remains a hidden addiction. Problem Gambling Awareness Month is designed to help raise awareness of the prevention, treatment, and recovery services available for those impacted by gambling. “Throughout Ohio, a wide range of stakeholders – public health organizations, advocacy groups and gambling operators – are holding trainings, hosting screening days and conducting outreach to let Ohioans know that hope and help exist,” said PGNO Executive Director Derek Longmeier. As March Madness reaches a crescendo with an estimated $10 billion in bets placed on the NCAA basketball championship games nationally, calls to the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline have historically increased. To get help for a gambling problem for you or a loved one, call the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-589-9966. The call is free, confidential, and support is available 24/7. For more info about problem gambling and how to “have the conversation,” visit

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Kindergarten screening Parents in the Woodmore School District who have children who are or will turn five years old on or before Aug. 1, 2018 are asked to call the Woodmore Elementary School office to set a kindergarten screening appointment. Screenings will be held May 2-4. The phone number is 419-862-1070 (ext. 2030).

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The 2018 NWO Apraxia Support 3rd Annual Superhero Golf Outing will be held Friday, May 18 at Stone Oak Country Club, 100 Stone Oak Blvd., Holland. The fundraising event will benefit local children with Apraxia of Speech and other invisible disabilities. The cost is $400 for a team of four,

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which includes breakfast, lunch, a cash bar, 50/50 raffle, skins and golfing awards. Registration check-in begins at 7 a.m.; shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., lunch and awards at 1:30 p.m. Pop, beer and 50/50 tickets will be available for purchase. Registration forms can be downloaded at and mailed to NWO Apraxia Support PO Box 800, Bowling Green, OH 43402. NWO Apraxia Support is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to supporting families impacted by and raising awareness about Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) and other invisible disabilities (including, but not limited to SPD, anxiety, epilepsy, non-specific learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, autism, Tourette’s syndrome, and other speech and language disorders), as well as providing grants to fund supplemental therapies, treatments, activities, or equipment that will enhance the lives of individual children impacted by CAS and other invisible disabilities. For questions, email For more information about NWO Apraxia Support, visit www.

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The Annual Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Toledo Race for the Cure will be held Sept. 30, 2018 in downtown Toledo. The Annual Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Findlay Race for the Cure will be Sept. 29 at the Blanchard Valley Hospital Campus in Findlay.

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Eyes at work

No link between hormonal birth control and depression

Prevent Blindness has declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month to provide employers and employees with free information on the best ways to keep vision healthy on the job. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each day, about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. Common causes for eye injuries in the workplace are: • Flying objects (bits of metal, glass) • Tools • Particles • Chemicals • Harmful radiation • Any combination of these or other hazards The proper eye protection depends on the hazards in the workplace. For those working in areas with particles, flying objects, or dust, employees must at least wear safety glasses with side protection (side shields). With chemicals, appropriate goggles should always be worn. If working near hazardous radiation (welding, lasers, or fiber optics), special-purpose safety glasses, goggles, face shields, or helmets designed for that task should be worn. Additional recommendations may be found at the Prevent Blindness website at: The Vision Council reports that more than 87 percent of individuals ages 18-39, more than 82 percent of individuals ages 40-59, and 76 percent of individuals ages 60 and up use digital devices for more than two hours per day. To find out more about workplace eye health topics, please contact Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate at (800) 301-2020 or visit www.pbohio. org.

Women face several options when it comes to birth control, so potential side effects often factor into their decision. Depression is a common concern for many women, but a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is putting patients at ease. It found there’s no evidence to support a link between hormonal birth control and depression. “Depression is a concern for a lot of women when they’re starting hormonal contraception, particularly when they’re using specific types that have progesterone,” said Dr. Brett Worly, lead author of the study and OB/GYN at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. “Based on our findings, this side effect shouldn’t be a concern for most women, and they should feel comfortable knowing they’re making a safe choice.” Worly and his team reviewed thousands of studies on the mental health effects of contraceptives. They included data tied to various contraception methods, including injections, implants and pills. Similarly, researchers reviewed studies examining the effects of hormonal birth control on postpartum women, adolescents and women with a history of depression, all with the same conclusion: there is insufficient evidence to prove a link between birth control and depression. “Adolescents and pregnant moms will sometimes have a higher risk of depression, not necessarily because of the medicine they’re taking, but because they have that risk to start with,” said Worly. “For those patients, it’s important that they have a good relationship with their healthcare provider so they can get the appropriate screening done – regardless of the medications they’re on.” Worly said patient concerns are valid, and he wants women to continue having open and honest discussions with their doctor about which options work for them. “We live in a media-savvy age where if one or a few people have severe side effects, all of a sudden, that gets amplified to every single person,” he said. “The biggest

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Many women worry about the potential side effects of hormonal birth control, including depression. (Submitted photo) misconception is that birth control leads to depression. For most patients that’s just not the case.” Most women have tried at least one method of contraception in their lives, with nearly 37 million women in the United States currently using birth control. Sixtyseven percent of current users have opted for a non-permanent hormonal method such as an oral pill, but among those, 30

percent have discontinued their use due to dissatisfaction with potential side effects. Many women worry about the potential side effects of hormonal contraceptives, including depression. However, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a comprehensive review of current research and found there is not sufficient evidence to link birth control and depression.


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CoreLife Eatery collected $8,345 for Sunshine Communities during the “Donation Day” event held in advance of the grand opening of the Maumee restaurant, located at 1399 Conant St., Unit-D. CoreLife Eatery is an active lifestyle restaurant offering a variety of greens, grains and broth-based dishes. As part of its ongoing commitment to wellness and the community, on Feb. 15, diners could pay whatever they liked for their meals, with all funds going to Sunshine Communities. Shown are Dan Satut, CoreLife franchisee/owner; Robin Erb, V.P. Communications, Sunshine Communities and Lori Richard, manager of volunteers at Sunshine Communities.

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Grant supports Light House The opioid crisis has been very much in the news lately. An important beacon of hope in Ottawa County is Light House Sober Living (LHSL), a safe and secure home of hope, healing and life for persons in recovery. “Light House works hard with residents as well as individuals in our community to create an alternative peer group where residents can spend time together, share in recovery efforts, and have safe and healthy fun,” said LHSL Executive Director, Kenn Bower, Jr. The Ottawa County Community Foundation awarded a grant to Light House Sober Living to provide activities such as concerts, bowling nights, races, sporting events and SOBER parties to support the residents as they rebuild their lives. “We feel it is important for people to know there is a fun, rewarding life available after they

decide to enter into recovery and no longer use (drugs/alcohol),” said Bower. A portion of the grant money was used for entry fees so the men could participate in the Back the Blue 5K race which supported the local fraternal order of police. To learn about LHSL, call Bower at 419-967-5676. The Ottawa County Community Foundation is a public charitable organization created in 1999 by the citizens of the community to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in the Ottawa County area. Grants to local non-profit organizations like Light House Sober Living is one example of how the Foundation supports the community and continues its mission – “Doing Good. Forever.” To learn more about the foundation or how to start a named fund or scholarship, visit

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A humble and traditional culinary creation A number of things are readily associated with Irish culture, especially in proximity to St. Patrick’s Day. A particular shade of green, referred to as “Kelly green,” corned beef, potatoes, parades – even enjoying a pint at the pub. One of the cherished traditions of St. Patrick’s Day, and even everyday Irish cuisine, is whipping up a family recipe for Irish soda bread. True Irish soda bread continues today to be an international favorite. While it is enjoyed across Ireland, it’s also widely enjoyed wherever Irish immigrants have established roots and elsewhere. Most of the ingredients necessary to prepare Irish soda bread can already be found in many homes. Irish soda bread gets its name not from a sweetened carbonated drink, but by the leavening agent that is used in place of yeast. Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) is a common component of quick bread cooking. When the baking soda is

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Brother-sister duo take top two All-Press cage honors A brother-sister duo have laid claim to the Alan Miller Jewelers All-Press Girls Basketball Team’s top two awards, but it should not surprise anyone. Eastwood coach Nick Schmeltz and his younger sister Jamie Schmeltz are Coach of the Year and Player of the Year, and the voting by 10 area coaches and 10 media members was not even close for either. On top of that, for the first time in five years, an Oak Harbor player was not named Player of the Year. For three years, Andrea Cecil, now a 6-foot-1 sophomore playing for NCAA Division I Bowling Green State University, took the award. Last year, Cecil’s protégé, 6-1 sophomore post Logan Harris took the honor after leading her team to the Division II district finals and a 21-4 season. However, Schmeltz won 75 percent of the votes this year to unseat Harris and prevent her from repeating Cecil’s dominance. Schmeltz, a 5-10 sophomore guard, averaged 21.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.7 steals to lead Eastwood to a 19-6 season, a sectional title and the program’s first league title in 11 years. Seven teammates averaged at least one assist per game, a reflection on her. One of them, 5-6 junior guard Hannah Limes, is also first team All-Press after averaging 7.9 points, four rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.8 steals. “Jamie’s play helped elevate those around her as she was able to successfully help senior Kelley Turk, senior Morgan Rost, junior Hannah Owens, and sophomore Hannah Limes have career years,” her brother and coach, Nick, said. “Jamie was a key piece in our team’s success this year,” Nick continued. “She was not only a phenomenal scorer, but she also led our team in assists, steals, and deflections. Along those lines, Jamie was our point guard — so not only was she able to score, but she would also get us into our offense and get the ball where it needed to go. She had a positive assist/turnover ratio.” Jamie set a single-game school record scoring 43 points, and she finished with 531 points on the season, which is second most all-time behind the program’s all-time leading scorer Teri Poggemeyer. She had set a standard even though she was dealing with health issues, which often showed, like in a three-overtime NBC win over Otsego that secured the Northern Buckeye Conference co-championship with Elmwood. “A couple weeks into the regular season Jamie was having trouble breathing and catching her breath,” Nick said. “This caused her to have to come out frequently in games for quick breaks. “In mid-December she was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma. The inhaler helped a little bit, but she was still not feeling completely right. In January, after multiple tests, she was diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia. It is a condition in which blood lacks adequate healthy blood cells. Its side effects are extreme weakness and fatigue. She played the whole year with this and never complained once, nor ever missed any practice time.” Nick says Jamie will take a couple weeks of basketball off as she transitions into track. Her AAU team will start playing at the end of March and conclude in June and July with a few national tournaments

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on tap. Nick says his team is already working on a plan for next year — a plan that includes defending their NBC championship and perhaps advancing a little further into the tournament. “As for our team, we will begin spring basketball workouts in mid-April. A lot of our basketball players participate in a spring sport, so for a lot of them they will be focused on their track or softball seasons,” Nick said. “The month of June is a heavy basketball month for us as we use many of our available coaching days in that span. We will participate in a couple shootouts and attend Findlay’s Team Camp. We also will be taking part in one of the toughest oneday shootouts in the state of Ohio which is the OGBR Crystal Ball event. Twenty-four

of the top teams across the state of Ohio will be participating,” Nick continues. “With much of our team coming back and the addition of a talented eighth grade class coming in, our expectations as a program will be high. We have always had a conference title as a goal, and that will stay the same. Hopefully we can advance back to the district tournament and make it to the district finals. If our girls continue to put in the time and effort in the off-season our program should continue to grow and evolve.” Jamie was joined on the All-Press first team by Harris (19.6 pts., 8.8 reb., 1.7 asst.), who received just under 25 percent of the POY vote. Jamie Schmeltz and Harris took every POY vote except one, which went to Clay 5-11 senior forward Elizabeth Vincent (11 pts., 7 reb., 2.7 blocks). Two Lake players, 5-8 junior guard Mya Staczek and 6’0 junior forward Lexi Robinson round out the first team. Robinson missed part of the season because of an injury, which kept the Flyers from getting on track like they did last year, but she averaged 12.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.1 steals. Staczek averaged 13.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and three steals. Nick Schmeltz took just under half of the COY votes, second place went to Oak Harbor coach Tom Kontak and third to Lake coach Joe Nowak. Also receiving one vote each were Kyle Clair (Woodmore), Mike DeStazio (Genoa) and Toby Ledesma (Rossford).

Jamie Schmeltz. (Press photo by Lee Welch/

BOYS BASKETBALL Team (League) Overall *Card Stritch (14-0, TAAC) *Genoa (13-1, NBC) Oak Harbor (9-3, SBC Bay) Eastwood (11-3, NBC) Woodmore (8-6, NBC) Gibsonburg (5-9, TAAC) Waite (2-8, TCL) Lake (4-10, NBC) Clay (1-13, TRAC) Northwood (1-13, TAAC)

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Mahala’leel ‘Little’ Anderson plays much bigger role By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer Mahala’leel Anderson is a starting forward on the fifth-ranked Division III boys basketball team in Ohio. You may know him as Little, but he doesn’t play that way for coach Jamie Kachmarik’s Cardinal Stritch Cardinals. Anderson said his mother, Lori, started call him Little “as soon as I was born.” “Everyone calls me Little,” Anderson said, “even my teachers.” Some Toledo Area Athletic Conference rivals probably wish they’d never met him. “He’s extremely athletic and he plays hard,” Kachmarik said of the 6-foot-3 junior. “He’s probably one of the best slashers in the area. He’s improved his outside shooting, but he’s so quick with his first step and he’s so long, people have a hard time keeping him out of the paint. He’s had two games of over 20 points, so he can give you big (scoring) games on any given night.” Anderson was averaging 11.5 points and 7.5 rebounds a game through 23 games. Joey Holifield led the team in scoring at 16.5 points per game, followed by Jordan Burton at 14.4. Anderson, a second-team All-TAAC and honorable mention AllDistrict 7 performer as a sophomore and junior, was also tied with Burton for the team lead in steals with 43. Anderson scored nine points and added seven rebounds on Thursday in the Cardinals’ thrilling 59-53 win over ninthranked Genoa in a D-III district semifinal at Central Catholic. Stritch (23-1) advanced to Saturday’s title game against 11th-ranked Archbold. The Cardinals won the first boys basketball league championship in school history this season, going 14-0 in the TAAC. Kachmarik said he likes to give his players free reign on the court, and other intangibles come into play when it comes to Stritch’s success. “It’s like we’re all one family,” Anderson said. “We all stick together, on and off the court. We’re all tight, like a brotherhood. I feel like I’ve had a good

Little Anderson (14). (Press photo by Doug Karns/ season. I’ve been helpful to my team with rebounding and scoring, but that’s not just my (entire) game. I try to focus on rebounding and defending. I put work into it. I take it just as serious as offense, but I still have work to do.” Kachmarik said that while he does ask Anderson to look to score, the Cardinals

have several options on offense. He said he wants his players “get out and go.” “I have kids now that have a knowledge and IQ of basketball, and they can make plays,” Kachmarik said. “I’m a better coach sometimes when I step out of their way.” Stritch’s arsenal was on full dis-

play on March 2 at Bowsher, when the Cardinals handed TAAC rival Gibsonburg a 66-23 loss in the sectional title game. It was Stritch’s first game in seven days, and Anderson contributed 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals in the win over the Golden Bears. “Our guys were ready to play,” Kachmarik said. “They shocked me a little bit how they came out so eager to play. We didn’t play for a while. My mentality is, I always talk about the postseason. I have that college mentality, that the most important month is March.” Anderson said he and his teammates were anxious to play after having a week off, and they also wanted to make a statement. “We got hungry again and we were focused,” he said. “We knew that would be our third time playing (Gibsonburg), and it’s hard to beat a team three times in a year. The way we go in practices, that translates to the game, to always play hard. We push each other to go harder and rise to the competition. “Our goal is just to continue to get better and play harder and defend better. I think we can go really far this year. That’s going to take leadership on and off the court and playing together, not playing individual ball.” Anderson said he plans to continue playing basketball in college while studying architecture. Anderson, who has a 3.4 GPA, recently became a member of the National Honor Society. “That means a lot to me,” he said. “I looked at it like an accomplishment. I wanted to strive for that my junior year and I ended up getting it. It made my mom proud, too, and that was a good thing.” Kachmarik said the fact that Stritch’s teachers nominated Anderson for the NHS “tells you what the faculty thinks of him.” “He’s a tremendous kid,” Kachmarik said. “There’s not a nicer kid around. He’s very active in school and all the teachers like him. He works a lot. He and Jordan do a mentoring program with the kindergarten class. He’s a super kid and he has a bright future, especially with where his academics are. The sky’s the limit with him.”

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Down the stretch, Bears showed what they could do By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer Ultimately, Gibsonburg’s boys basketball season did not end well, but the Golden Bears played well down the stretch during the regular season. Coach Brent Liskai’s young squad went 6-4 over its final 10 games, then posted a mild upset win over Lake, 69-60, in the first round of the Division III sectional tournament. The Bears finished 9-15 and 5-9 in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference. Gibsonburg is joining the Sandusky River League next season. “We were picked to finish fifth (in the TAAC) and we finished fifth,” Liskai said. “I have tremendous respect for all the (TAAC) coaches. I feel its the best small-school league around, basketball-wise. Year in and year out, it’s rock solid and it’s been a good conference for us.” League champion Cardinal Stritch, the state’s fifth-ranked D-III team, ended the Bears’ season with a 69-23 victory on March 2. “We played pretty well as we grew up,” Liskai said. “We were a fairly young team playing a bunch of young guys. As we grew up and got a little more consistent, our team improved. These are all really good students, and they’re nice kids. You couldn’t ask for more than that. Everybody on the varsity roster is a 3.7 (GPA) or above. We stuck together and competed each night. I have nothing bad to say about this group.” The Bears’ starting lineup consisted of two seniors, one junior, one sophomore and a freshman. Junior wing Addison Weaver led Gibsonburg in scoring, averaging 17.7 points a game, and earned first-team allconference and all-district honors. Weaver scored 30-plus points four times this season. “He’s a really explosive leaper and a tough match-up,” Liskai said. “He’s a lefty and there were nights when he got it going. He scored 30 against Toledo Christian, he scored 38 a couple times and 35 another night. He grew a lot over the season and we look forward to a lot more growth for his senior season. I look for him to develop even more.” Senior wing Josh Ernsthausen averaged 14.9 points and earned second-team All-TAAC honors. “Josh had to handle the ball a lot for us, which he hasn’t had to do over the years,” Liskai said. “We didn’t have true point guard, so we ran it by committee. Josh did a good job. He had a couple of explosive games, with 32 points against Lake and 31 against Fremont St. Joe. He scored over 700 points in his career and he did a lot of good things this year.” Nate Kissel, a senior post, earned honorable mention all-conference honors after

averaging four points and a team-best 7.7 rebounds a game. “Nate did a lot of the dirty work inside,” Liskai said. “He had a high game of 21 rebounds against Maumee Valley, and he takes up space.” Gibsonburg’s other starters were sophomore forward Jake Foster and freshman guard Mitch Tille. Foster averaged 5.9 points per game and scored 16 against Elmwood and 15 against Stritch. “He had some ups and downs,” Liskai said, “but we think he’ll be able to score in the future. And, he’s a real nice athlete. Mitch did some real good things. Offensively, he has a big upside. He averaged 4.2 points a game, and as he continues to mature, he’s going to be a nice player down the road.” Sophomore guards Theo Hernandez and Austin Biddle were the first two players off the bench and were asked to harass opponents defensively. Senior post Joe Adkins and freshman Mason Tille also saw time on the court. “We have some talent coming,” Liskai said. “I had to move some kids up (to varsity) because our junior and senior classes weren’t real deep. We had three seniors and four juniors, but only one junior on the varsity. That was a bad mix in our league this year.”

Gibsonburg senior wing Josh Ernsthausen shoots over two Lake defenders in the Golden Bears' sectional victory. (Photo by Jeff Holcomb)

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Smith helped jump start Rocket’s program By Yaneek Smith Press Contributing Writer As Tate Smith goes, so go the Oak Harbor Rockets. The senior post has been an integral part of the rebuilding process for Oak Harbor, which has gone from four to eight to 19 wins in each of the last three seasons. The 6-foot-5 center’s scoring, rebounding and work on the defensive end have been instrumental in getting the Rockets to this point, one that has seen them win their first sectional title in nearly 20 years while lifting itself near the top of the Sandusky Bay Conference Bay Division. Oak Harbor’s impressive season came to an end in the Division III district semifinals with a 56-49 loss to Carey, but it wasn’t without its list of accomplishments. Smith was one of a bevy of players who stood out at different times. The Rockets start Jac Alexander, Clay Schulte and Alex Gezo in the backcourt with Smith and Aric McAtee, a jack-of-all-trades, in the frontcourt. A bench features Jake Lewis, Clark Rutledge, Hunter Wilkins, Connor Hoy and Hunter Lacer – all have provided valuable production throughout the season. The unit provided balanced scoring as Alexander (13.3 pts.), Smith (12.6), Gezo (10.4) and Schulte (8.8) all finished in the top 20 in scoring in the Bay Division. McAtee was second in the division in rebounding, averaging 7.3, and Smith averaged 6.1. “To get to 19 wins and a sectional championship is an accomplishment. We had a lot of kids receive accolades. It’s something to build on,” said Oak Harbor coach Eric Sweet. “This group of seniors won four games as sophomores and finished with 19 wins as seniors.” Oak Harbor’s 19 victories are the most since the 1983 club advanced to the state championship game. “It’s been such a joy. We’ve bonded together as a team, the starting five have done really well together, and the (role players) have bonded well with us,” said Smith. “I love playing with these guys. You can al-

Oak Harbor seniors Tate Smith (35) and senior Aric McAtee (23) cause disruption in Genoa's offense. (Press photo by Russ Lytle/ Facebook. com/ RussLytle/RHP) ways count on one of the guys for something.” Coach Sweet has high praise for Smith. “As a sophomore, he averaged eight points and five rebounds. Last year, he averaged 13 points and six rebounds,” said Sweet. “He was a pleasant surprise as a sophomore. He came in and was very impressive. He earned his minutes. He’s played very physical and been big for us. He’s going to be hard to replace. He’s been a cornerstone for us for three years.” Smith, who excelled as the kicker for the Rocket’s football team this year, signed his letter of intent to continue his football career at Bluffton University. “I’m excited to go there and playing. I love playing the sport and kicking the football,” he said. “I started as a junior and I learned on my own and now I’ll be playing in college.” Save for Oak Harbor’s losses, which came to teams with a combined record of 70-26 (.729), the Rockets answered the call

when faced with a challenge, as evidenced by wins over the likes of Genoa, Edison, Margaretta and Old Fort. The Rockets started the season 4-2 before reeling off seven straight victories and then going 7-2 to finish off the regular season. “I think it’s a tremendous feat to get where they are. It’s been a great team effort. They play well together. It’s been a fun year,” said Sweet. The team’s play attracted larger crowds, which created an intense, tournament-like atmosphere at many of the games. “It’s nice to see everybody coming out to support us,” said Smith. “It’s nice having people come out to the games.” Sweet is pleased that his players have gotten the chance to perform in front of packed gymnasiums. “They put in the time and effort in. I think people are impressed with what they’re watching,” he said. “It’s fun to watch these guys.”

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Smith, Petersen reach next level Oak Harbor seniors Tate Smith and Seree Petersen have signed to play collegiate sports next year. Smith signed his national letter of intent to continue his academic and football career at Bluffton University next fall. Smith is a two-year football letter winner for Oak Harbor, making his mark as a place kicker for the Rockets. In the fall, he made 23-of-25 extra point attempts and 6-of7 field goal attempts, including successfully booting a 42-yarder and a school record 44-yarder. He finished third on the team in scoring in 2017. Smith is a 3-year basketball letter winner at Oak Harbor as well. Petersen will continue her academic and soccer career at Ohio Christian University this fall. Behind Petersen, the Rockets claimed their 10th consecutive Sandusky Bay Conference title last fall, finishing 7-0-1 in the SBC’s Bay Division. The Rockets finished the season 11-6-1 as Petersen put up 18 points on seven goals and four assists.


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At the Division II state bowling meet, Eastwood got through the 16-team preliminaries, and then saw its season ended by St. Henry in a state quarterfinal. At the preliminaries, the Eagles, under 12th-year coach Jay Young, finished eighth with a team total of 3,156. That matched the Eagles up with No. 1 seed St. Henry, which scored 3,392. Teams one through eight were St. Henry, St. Paris Graham (3,358), Plain City Jonathan Alder (3,336), Cortland Lakeview (3,326), Mechanicsburg (3,282), Uhrichsville Claymont (3,264), Girard (3,228) and Eastwood. Teams nine to 16 were St. Marys (3,135), Youngstown Liberty (3,134), Carrollton (3,112), Urbana and Newark Licking Valley tied at 3,084, Parma Padua Fransiscan (3,068), Lynchburg-Clay (3,002) and Heath (2,809). In the quarterfinal, St. Henry took first two games 166-159 and 170-156, but Eastwood responded in the third game, winning 227-148 in the best of five series. However, St. Henry won the fourth game 171-147 to advance. St. Henry lost to eventual state champion Mechanicsburg in the state semifinals. “It’s always good to go back to state and then make finals. We actually didn’t bowl real well all day, but that happens,” Eastwood 12th-year coach Jay Young said. “It was a very successful season for the boys — undefeated conference champions, won three tournaments, second at sectionals, won district championship, and then made final cut at state. We got beat in the first round of match play, but I’m very proud of them and glad they had the opportunity to experience the state finals.” Jordan Cook and Alex Bookenberger are the Eagles’ two seniors and have been on the varsity for four years. Cook, who has bowled a 289 game, carried a 211 average heading into the sectional tournament. Bookenberger has bowled a 511 series for two games this season and had a team-best 219 average. Eastwood’s lone junior, Justin Gentry, had a 196 average. The rest of the team includes sophomores Jesse Lopez and Noah Jankowski and freshman Josh Dennis. Jankowski had a 196 average and Lopez and Dennis were averaging 177 and 178, respectively, heading into tournament play. In the individual bowling state cham-

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Genoa sends 7, Clay sends 6 to state wrestling meet By Press Staff Writer It was another historic weekend for the Genoa wrestling team as they seized the program’s first district championship at Defiance High School. The Comets out distanced runner-up Delta 196½-126½ in the 53-team Division III field while representing half of the weight classes in the finals. Genoa placed a record nine wrestlers and advanced a program-best seven mat men to the state tournament, toppling the mark of five set in 2014, 2016 and 2017. Five district champions spearheaded the charge for the Comets. Oscar Sanchez, Julian Sanchez, Dustin Morgillo, Dylan D’Emilio and James Limongi captured gold while senior Xavier Beach and junior Noah Koch claimed runner-up honors to advance. Genoa state qualifiers are Oscar Sanchez (38-4) at 113 pounds, Julian Sanchez (45-2) at 120, D’Emilio (48-0) at 132, Morgillo (465) at 138, Limongi (43-3) at 160, Beach (4011) at 182 and Koch (46-8) at 285. However, there was some adversity for Genoa, which may have affected their chances of winning a state title. “It was a heartbreaking semifinal round for the maroon and grey as senior Seth Moore and sophomore Kevin Contos suffered season ending injuries in their ‘goto’ matches and were not able to continue, each being forced to injury default to sixth place finishes,” stated Coach Bob Bergman in an email. At the Division I district meet held at Perrysburg High School, Clay finished fourth out of 37 teams with wrestlers qualifying, and the Eagles sent six to the state meet. Clay scored 111 points to finish behind Lakewood St. Edward (284½), Brecksville (234½) and Elyria (161½). Nick Daly (32-13) placed second at 285

pounds, losing the district championship match to Amherst Steele wrestler Matt Lee (44-1) by a 9-4 decision. Every other state qualifier for Clay finished fourth at the district, including Kyle Maville (28-14) at 120, Mike Daly (34-140 at 126, Garret Anderson (37-10) at 145, Troy Murphy (30-16) at 160, and Jacob Meek (3313) at 182. Oak Harbor sent four wrestlers to the Division III state meet — freshman Tyler Davis (39-11) at 106, junior Cameron Dickman (38-17) at 120, junior Tad Jensen (35-9) at 132 and junior Jake Sage (32-8) at 195. Gibsonburg had three qualify — senior Hugo Villarreal (42-4) at 145, junior Brady Jaso (38-7) at 160 and junior Bradley Mendoza (45-1) at 170. Lake and Eastwood both had one wrestler qualifying — both at 113. For the Flyers, sophomore Antonio Lecki (25-7) made the trip to Columbus, and for the Eagles, freshman Brandon Hahn (46-5) made the cut, as did Seth Welch (46-8) at 195 as an alternate. Lake coach Tom Jackson said Lecki worked hard to qualify for state. “Antonio has certainly earned his trip to Columbus,” Jackson said. “He has a lot of hours and years logged in wrestling through elementary and middle school. He’s wrestling really well right now, and has been very motivated through the ‘postseason.’ He’s a great student and a super kid. I think he has a great shot to place.” Eastwood coach Joe Wyant also liked Hahn’s chances of placing at state. “Brandon wrestled very well at district,” Wyant said. “His first two matches were very good and his third match was excellent in the semis versus Ray Adams from Edison, winning by a score of 14-3. Adams was a state placer last year at 106. We feel if Brandon wrestles like he did at districts, he could place at state. We are very proud of him and his work ethic.”

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

Bob McIntosh


Low Monthly Lot Rent!

Walnut Hills/Deluxe Park 419-666-3993


2017 Listing & Sales Leader



HELP WANTED BOSCH LANDSCAPING Landscapers and Part-time mowing. Call 419-836-1551 Hiring breakfast Cook & Dishwasher. Serious inquires only. Must have a drivers license. Inquires call 419-836-9747 speak with Jason or Sara Commercial Concrete company looking for Experienced Laborers. Pay based on experience, CDL+. 419-466-0554. If no answer, please leave a message. Cardinal Staffing has immediate long term full time job opportunities available. Benefits offered at 90 days. Please register at Janitors Needed at Turnpike Plaza in Genoa, Part-time & full time shifts, including weekends. Pays up to $8.75/hr. Must have clean background and reliable transportation. Call 419-309-8664 Mon-Fri between 9am-4pm. Laborer needed for fence company. Must have drivers license and be a hard worker. Call 419-467-0156 Looking for experienced line cook, year round, top pay, 401K available, please apply within, 608 Main St. Genoa. For Rays on the Bay (Bayview), Rayz (Bellevue) and Rays (Genoa). Year round employment. Experience a must!

Part-Time Sales & Production positions available. Great work environment. Apply in person at: The Salvation Army Family Store 4405 Woodville Rd. Northwood


SALES OPPORTUNITY NABF College World Series media publications/sponsorship. Commission only. Call 419-936-3887, leave name and phone number. The YMCA Child Development Center at Owens Community College has part time employment opportunities available! We have grown and are adding to our education team! Please call Pam at 567-6617404 to learn how to apply.



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Grain Farm Looking for full time, experienced Sprayer Operator with additional duties. Salary or hourly wage, plus benefits. Call Kevin 419-262-3699

Hiring Summer Help

Full & Part-Time Needed Waitstaff, Cook & Ice Cream Servers ~Apply at~ Speedtrap Diner

310 E. Main Woodville

Door Installer/Service Tech Overhead door experience helpful, but will train mechanically inclined individual. *Carpentry skills or electrical *Work off ladders and scissor lift *Good physical condition *Excellent benefit package *MVR, BCI and drug screening *Good driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record required Resume to: ofďŹ

Northwood Door Walbridge, Ohio â&#x20AC;˘ 419-666-4666

Windsor Lane Healthcare is looking for nurses who want to make a difference! We offer competitive pay and are now hiring LPNs, RNs & STNAs

Join Our Team We are offering LPN & RN sign-on bonuses at $5,000 and STNA at $800 Windsor Lane Healthcare 355 Windsor Lane Gibsonburg, OH 43431 419-637-2104





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

Mike Halka 419-350-8662 Oregon, OH.

Shop/Delivery Person

"Serving all of N.W. Ohio"


MVR, BCI and drug screening Good driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record required

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

Resume to

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Northwood Door


30733 Drouillard Road Walbridge 419-666-4666

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Driver/Delivery Person Needed

Apply in Person No phone calls! Lee Williams Meats 3002 131st St. Toledo, OH 43611

Williams Concrete, Inc. Williams Concrete is hiring CDL-qualified mixer truck drivers for our Maumee and Woodville locations. We are offering competitive pay and benefits. Please call Kevin Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell for more Information. 419-304-6253

Turnpike Service Plazas are hiring for:


Hiring for All Shifts and Shift Managers Part time Positions Available â&#x20AC;˘ Starting at $9.00 per hour â&#x20AC;˘ Up to $10.00 per hour â&#x20AC;˘ Meal Discounts â&#x20AC;˘ Flexible Hours Applicants will be considered for all concepts

Apply @

Blue Heron Plaza

Wyandot Plaza

419-855-3478 419-855-7239

Hiring Seasonal Help City of Oregon taking applications for seasonal help in Streets and Cemetery until March 20, 2018. Must be 18 years or older; application available at under â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jobsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Please submit application directly to Supt Keith Henninger in the Streets Division at 5330 Seaman Road, Oregon.

The New Ultimate Impressions

Booth Rental Available for Stylist or Barber â&#x20AC;˘ Two weeks vacation a year â&#x20AC;˘ Upscale interior â&#x20AC;˘High trafďŹ c ďŹ&#x201A;ow â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Great Walk-In Opportunities! â&#x20AC;˘ Only $125/week Call Cathy at 419-392-1468 or email any questions to Located at 4037 Navarre Ave. Oregon, OH


Bartender Needed Walbridge Night Club ~Apply Within~ 105 S. Main, Walbridge

Must have good driving record. Some heavy lifting.

Storage War Auction Genoa Self Storage Sat., March 17, 10am 101 Rachel Bach 116 Kimberly Adkins 145 Mary Robinson 220 Kelly Vincent 226 Mellisa Lopez 251 Bradon Fadley 201 Robert Mumfort Action Toys, TV



Northwood Commons (Formerly Great Eastern) 2660 & 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.


Looking for Ground to have organic garden & or farm near Genoa/Elmore. Call Chris 419-862-9080

*A Mechanic looking for used* vehicle, motorhome or ? Running or Not, Pay Hundreds, Thousands for the right vehicle look. Pay accordingly, anything with wheels. 419-870-0163 We buy most anything from your garage! 419-870-0163


NOTICE OF PRIVATE SALE The following property will be sold by written bid by 9:00 a.m. MST on March 21st, 2018

2018 Kenworth T680 VIN: 1XKYDP9X0JJ192956 To inquire about this item please call McKayla Gurr at 801-624-5653 Transportation Alliance Bank 4185 Harrison Blvd Ogden, UT 84403


HANDYMAN Electrical Service Upgrades, Whole house generators, Plumbing, Woodwork, Painting, Member of BBB Call 567-277-5333 (local)

Plumbing, Sump Pumps, Roofing, Doors, Masonry Repairs, Concrete Flat Work, 27 yrs. Experience, Insured. 419-333-9834



KNIERIEM PAINTING & WALLPAPERING EXTERIOR-INTERIOR Painting & wall papering; Interior wood refinishing; airless spray; power wash & blasting; silicone seal; refinishing aluminum siding; residential; church, farm. 50+ YEARS EXPERIENCE FREE ESTIMATES *SENIOR & WINTER RATES* 419-697-1230 NORTHWOOD

! CRAFTERS WANTED ! Craft Show at St. Michael's Byzantine Church 4001 Navarre Ave., Oregon Sat., April 7 (9am-2pm) Call or Text Tricia at 419-704-5137 for registration info/entry.

Bayshore Self Storage 4961 Wynnscape, Oregon, OH will sell contents of Unit 102, owner Barbara Chancey, 2063 Autokee, Oregon on March 23, 2018 at 1pm.

Contingency Driver Home Delivered Meals Ottawa County Senior Resources is currently seeking to fill a contingency DRIVER position with our Home Delivered Meals Program. Qualified candidates must: â&#x17E;˘ Be highly energetic and motivated, â&#x17E;˘ Have a desire to interact with our senior citizen population, â&#x17E;˘ Be able to lift 50 lbs. with assistance, â&#x17E;˘ Hold a valid Ohio Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License and good driving record, â&#x17E;˘ Be bondable and insurable (upon hire), â&#x17E;˘ Pass required drug test, criminal background check and motor vehicle records check. Prior experience with food service delivery is preferable. The position pays $9.50 per hour and works between 10am and 2pm, with NO weekends or holidays. Contingency Drivers typically work four (4) days per month. For consideration, download an application at: Completed applications can be faxed to 567-2623617, emailed to or mailed/hand-delivered to Ottawa County Senior Resources Director at Riverview Healthcare Campus, 8180 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor, OH 43449. No phone calls please. EOE/DFWP

Deadline to Apply: 03/15/2018

Sell Your Items FAST in the Classifieds!

GIBSONBURG 7115 C. R. 91 Thursday & Friday March 15th & 16th (8am-4pm) Hundreds of Antiques, Collectables, misc. items.


5056 EAGLES LANDING DR. in Eagles Landing Sub-Division (off Wynn Rd.) !!! 1 DAY ONLY !!! Huge Sale- Don't miss this one! Thurs., March 15, (9am-6pm) TONS of items! Welder, Welding Table, Ski Tube, Rope, Home Goods, Furniture, Boy's Clothes to size 8. Just to name a few.

Schwinn Airdyne stationary bike with work/speed/pulse meter $200/OBO. Walton-Aero Challenger rowing machine $100/OBO. 419-862-3541



Antique Sears Kenmore Sewing Machine. Call or text for more info. $50 OBO. 419-654-3453


Desk-large solid wood w/hutch, built in file cabinet and computer tower compartment-$100 Office chair-$25, 419-787-6512

Bright Future YOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;LL LOVE WORKING HERE. AND AS WE GROW, YOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;LL GROW WITH US. Positions Available â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

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START YOUR FUTURE WITH US TODAY! EEOC Disclaimer: First Solar Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.


HIRING! Management Back-up Drivers Delivery Drivers 12140-1217

Apply at the following locations: 149 Main St. E., Toledo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 698-1511 2607 Starr Ave., Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 693-9383 2036 Woodville Rd. near Pickle . . . . . . . . . 697-1131 4624 Woodville Rd., Northwood . . . . . . . 693-0700





Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds - Fremont, OH Saturday - 9:37 am: Farm, Const., Large Equipment Sunday - 9:37 am: Lawn & Garden; Landscaping; Building Materials; Shop Tools; Golf Carts; ATVs; Misc

End Date: Sun., March 18th at 8pm Location: 1200 Birchard Ave - Fremont, Ohio 43420 Removal: Tues., March 20th | 10-2pm & Wed., March 21st | 3-6pm

Consignments Wanted: Call 419-547-7777 This is an excellent opportunity to liquidate complete farm inventory or if you have a small estate or un-needed items around the farm. NO JUNK, TIRES, or TITLED VEHICLES. NOTICE: Consignments will be received Fri. Mar 16 thru Wed. Mar 21 at the Sand. Co. Fairgrounds from 9-6 pm daily. NO Consignments taken Thurs. Mar. 22, Fri. Mar. 23 or Days of Auction Last year’s auction sold over 5,900 lots with over 2,300 registered bidders buying from 4 rings on Sat. & 5 rings on Sun. Watch the Web for listings, photos, terms & conditions

2003 Buick 3800 series 2 - 4-door - 75,975 Miles - V6 - Loaded, Gold Coins, Coin Collection, Vintage Jewelry/Furniture/Toys/Games/Clothes/ Tonka Trucks, China Sets, Ohio State Memorabilia, Stamps, Dining Room Sets, Tools, 42” Flat Screen TV, Hummels, Dolls, Artwork, Books, Art Glass, Oil Lamps, Primitive Furniture, Fishing Items, Bedroom Furniture, Costume Jewelry, Watches, Matchbox Cars, Barbies and much more.

The Annual Financial Report for the Harris Elmore Public Library for 2017 is complete and has been filed with the Auditor of the State of Ohio. The report is available for public inspection at the Elmore branch located at 328 Toledo Street, Elmore OH 43416. Brianne Markley, Fiscal Officer




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    Antique Barn lumber, different sizes, prices ranging from $10$25. Call 419-836-9754 Antique Interior Doors from 1920's, $95/ea. 419-836-9754 Benjamin Grandfather Floor Clock, maker Howard Miller, just serviced 2/26/18, finished in Windsor Cherry, Westminster Chime, interior lighting, locking door. $2000/OBO. 419-6013438 Nordictrack T6.7I Treadmill Excellent condition. Less than a yr old & seldom used. $400 OBO. 727-686-7448




Two 26 inch Schwinn Tricycles with baskets, like new. $100 each 419-367-6941

Jack knife RV sofa-bed, 64â&#x20AC;?long 48â&#x20AC;?wide, open as a bed, like new $100. 419-367-6941

Pure bread Great Pyranees puppies, only 2 males-$650/ea, 3 females-$700/ea. left. Born Dec. 23, 2017, vaccinated/wormed, 419-7050770.

AKC Registered German Shepherds â&#x20AC;˘ 8 mos. old â&#x20AC;˘ 1st shots â&#x20AC;˘ Black &Tan â&#x20AC;˘ Large Boned â&#x20AC;˘ Good Temperament â&#x20AC;˘ Parents on site!





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Bailey & Chico Like peanut butter and jelly, these two want nothing more than to stick together!! 5 year old Bailey and her 3 year old brother Chico love each other so very much, and want to be adopted together! Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the wise big sister, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the comic relief little brother, and together they make one awesome pair!! If you come and meet them, get ready to fall in love x 2! Come and meet all of the adoptable dogs at Lucas County Canine Care & Control - 410 S. Erie St, 419.213.2800

2004 Road King Classicone owner, 11,000 miles. Must see to appreciate. 419-836-6467 CYCLEMAN We Repair Chinese Pocket Bikes, Scooters, and Mopeds, many parts available. Also repair motorcycles. Winter Hours: Some Thursday's, Friday & Saturday (12-6pm) Call to verify hours 419-244-2525 Harley Davidson 2007 Screaming Eagle Road King, 12,300 mi. Cobalt blue with pale gold flames. Includes tour pack, Rinehart true duels. New tires, breaks & battery. $12,000. 419-508-9395


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419-698-8926 No Extra Charge for Evening & Weekend Calls OH Lic#21039

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Pole Barns Garages Room Additions New Construction Free Estimates

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1994 Ford Ranger extended cab, $1,500. Call Bill 419-654-9451.



DON GAMBY Licensed & Insured â&#x20AC;˘Spring Cleanup â&#x20AC;˘Gutter Cleaning â&#x20AC;˘Tree & Brush Trimming â&#x20AC;˘Mowing Weekly or 1 Time Senior Discounts, Free Estimates

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EXTERIOR DECORATORS Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Windows, Shutters, Custom Design Decks

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General Contractor

Total remodeling, from start to finish! â&#x20AC;˘We build Custom Kitchen â&#x20AC;˘Cabinets and Vanities to fit your space â&#x20AC;˘Custom Tile Showers â&#x20AC;˘Kitchens â&#x20AC;˘Hardwood Floors â&#x20AC;˘Drywall â&#x20AC;˘Trimwork â&#x20AC;˘And much, much more. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fully Insured â&#x20AC;&#x201D;


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Since 1944 WILLISTON, OH



Since 1961

Electrical Contractor Concrete

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Since 1964

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MARCH 12, 2018


2018 CHEVY SILVERADO #AT-18074, Crew Cab LT MSRP $49,285


Sale Price $37,741* Save $11,543

2018 FORD FUSION SE NEW MSRP $25,365 Lease for only $119* per month

*Price includes all rebates and incentives. With approved credit. Offers end March 31, 2018.

*Lease is for 24 months, $2,289 down, 10,500 miles per year (15 cents every mile thereafter). Ford Rebates included. Ford ¿nancing required. Security deposit required, plus tax, title, license & documents fees extra. With approved credit. Offer ends March 31, 2018.

2018 CHEVY EQUINOX LT #B88848, with PCP pkg MSRP $29,890


Sale Price $24,409* Save $5,480

2018 FORD F150 XLT NEW SuperCrew, 4x4 MSRP $48,535

Lease for $139* per month *Lease is for 24 months, $4,299 down, 10,500 miles per year (20 cents every mile thereafter). Ford Rebates included. Ford ¿nancing required. Security deposit required, plus tax, title, license & documents fees extra. With approved credit. Offer ends March 31, 2018.


*Price includes all rebates and incentives. With approved credit. Offers end March 31, 2018.

2017 CHEVY MALIBU LS #FC7147, 2 in stock MSRP $24,100


Sale Price $15,871* Save $8,229

Lease for only $159* per month *Lease is for 24 months, $2,779 down, 10,500 miles per year (15 cents every mile thereafter). Ford Rebates included. Ford ¿nancing required. Security deposit required, plus tax, title, license & documents fees extra. With approved credit. Offer ends March 31, 2018.


*Price includes all rebates and incentives. With approved credit. Offers end March 31, 2018.

2017 CHEVY TRAVERSE LT #FC8144 MSRP $37,385


Sale Price $27,185* Save $10,199.90

Lease for only $179* per month *Lease is for 24 months, $3,299 down, 10,500 miles per year (20 cents every mile thereafter). Ford Rebates included. Ford ¿nancing required. Security deposit required, plus tax, title, license & documents fees extra. With approved credit. Offer ends March 31, 2018.


*Price includes all rebates and incentives. With approved credit. Offers end March 31, 2018.

Baumann Chevy CertiÀed Pre-Owned

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Jeff Brown General Manager

Anthony Sondergeld Sales Mgr.

Grant Miller Sales Mgr.

Nick Paul

Dean Buhrow

Mike Schlosser

Brian Gentry

Ryan Drenning

RJ Stachowiak

Josh O’Brien




2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk #F8062A




2013 Ford Fusion SE #F6658A


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Jeff Brown General Manager

Anthony Sondergeld Sales Mgr.

Grant Miller Sales Mgr.

Nick Paul

RJ Stachowiak

Curtis Miller

Dean Buhrow

Mike Schlosser

Brian Gentry

Ryan Drenning

Josh O’Brien

Rob Hofelich

Curtis Miller

Rob Hofelich


22215 W. St. Rt. 51, Genoa • 419-855-8361

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22110 W. St. Rt. 51, Genoa • 419-855-8366




MARCH 12, 2018

NOW 3 Locations to serve you! OREGON STORE NORTHWOOD STORE 2255 Navarre Ave. 419-214-0226

4419 Woodville Rd. 419-214-0977

Next to AutoMax

Just East of I-280

TOLEDO STORE 2743 W. Central Ave. 419-474-7633

Take advantage g of these deals at all 3 locations!

Tax Time Sale 30 to 70% OFF! Sofa & Loveseat Set

3 Piece Occasional Table Set Starting at

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5 Piece Dining Sets

Area Rugs

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