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Think spring Jasmine Keith-Majchszak, left, Northwood, and Haley Bare, Oak Harbor, students in the Floral Design-Greenhouse Production Program at Penta Career Center, deadhead a batch of petunias in preparation for the school's annual plant sale. The sale will be open to the public on Friday, April 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

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By Press Staff Writer Ohio State Synchronized Swimming added a 32nd National Championship to its list of accolades Saturday in San Antonio, Texas while becoming back-to-back-toback victors. Under the direction of coach HollyVargo Brown (Waite) and Suzanna Hyatt, the Buckeyes swept the competition in all categories, claiming the gold in solo, duet, trio, team, and Overall Institution. The Buckeyes topped Stanford, 98-88, for the Overall Institution award, claiming the title for the third straight year. VargoBrown was named the U.S. Collegiate Coach of the year, claiming the title for the fifth time in her distinguished career. Vargo-Brown is just the third coach in the program’s 36-year history. She was inducted into the Morrison R. Waite High School Athletics Hall of Fame in February of 2009 for her athletic and coaching successes. While attending Waite, Vargo-Brown was the 1978 Ohio junior champion, 1980 Ohio Region 6 champion and 1979 and 1980 Northwest Ohio AAU Athlete of the Year. In 1979, VargoBrown went on to finish 11th at the Junior National Championships. Additionally,

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The Wood County prosecutor’s office is now interceding in a zoning dispute over property along Woodville Road being used to temporarily store piles of leaves. Mark Hummer, Lake Township administrator, reported to the township trustees Tuesday the prosecutor’s office has sent a letter to legal counsel for Jim Mlynek, owner of the property and Woodville Road Nursery. He’s been using the site to store leaves before composting them at the nursery on the other side of Woodville Road. Hummer said the matter was “firmly in the prosecutor’s hands.” At issue is a berm around the property along Bailey Road. A four-foot-high berm was one of the stipulations the trustees included with their 2-1 vote last year when they approved Mlynek’s request to rezone the property from R-2 residential to B-2 commercial. Mlynek is challenging the township’s assertion that the berm must also be 25-foot wide. Residents of Bailey have complained about odors and dust from the rezoned site and have said the township hasn’t enforced the width requirement. But a Jan. 15 letter from Mlynek’s attorney to the township says the township’s minutes of the zoning hearing make no mention the berm should be 25 feet wide but the minutes do reference a 25-foot setback from Bailey Road. The letter also contends other nearby commercial properties weren’t required to install berms. “Since none of the other properties in the Lake Township area, recently rezoned, have been required to place mounding, including the car wash property right next door to Mr. Mlynek, it would appear Mr. Mlynek’s property is being treated differently than the remainder of the Woodville Road, Matthews Road, Bailey Road area,” the letter says. Last month, the township administra-

she was a two-time member of the varsity cheerleading squad. A Buckeye letter winner from 198184, Vargo-Brown was an All-American in 1984 and member of the 1982 and 1983 U.S. Collegiate championship teams. A four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, she was the recipient of the Melvin and Irving Schottenstein Post-Graduate Award, which was first designed specifically to recognize and promote women’s achievements in intercollegiate athletics at The Ohio State

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tion asked the prosecutor’s office to review a transcript by a court reporter of the township zoning hearing held last May in which the berm requirements were stated. The township also has an audio recording of the hearing. Last week, Hummer said the prosecutor’s letter to legal counsel for Mlynek pertained to “perceived shortcomings” of the berm. Zoning computer, software purchased In other business, the trustees approved the purchase of a new computer and software for the zoning inspector’s office. The computer will cost about $1,175 and the software about $6,000. Jamie Stanley, zoning inspector, said the software is used in many communities and will allow her office to track zoning activities and better monitor compliance. She said the Wood County Planning Commission recommends the software.

Terra Spring Concert The Terra State Community College Music Department will present their spring concert, “Music Panorama: A Tribute to the Life of Jane Beckley,” April 14 at 3 p.m. in the Student Activities Center on the Fremont campus. The concert will feature the Terra Choral Society, Terra String Ensemble and Orchestra, Terra Brass Choir and Concert Band. The concert is free to the public. Freewill donations will be accepted.

Library Book Sale Birchard Public Library, 423 Croghan St., Fremont, will hold a book sale Wednesday April 10 from 5-8 p.m. This night is for members only, however, patrons may join that night for a small fee and participate in the sale. The sale is then open to the public Thursday, April 11 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday, April 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m.-noon (bag day – fill a bag for $3). Call 419-334-7101 for more details.

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finish. The pair combined to win the duet category. Wenjing Deng, Rachel Jager, and Stephanie Thielemann were awarded gold in the trio category as well, bringing a Trio Championship back home to Columbus for the first time since 2012. Eight athletes garnered a spot on the Collegiate All-American Team: Nikki Dzurko, Laila Huric, Wenjing Deng, Stephanie Thielemann, Rachel Jager, Cassie Neeley, Camryn Carrasco, and Daria Torba. Veteran leadership helped to propel Ohio State Synchronized Swimming to elite finishes in all categories with seniors Alex Meredith Le-Roux, Rachel Warren, Stephanie Thielemann, Lane Starrett, Wenjing Deng, and Elizabeth Walsh. Vargo-Brown began her coaching career at Ohio State as an assistant coach in 1986 and after a brief hiatus following the 1990 season, she returned as assistant coach in 1993. In 2004, Vargo-Brown served as the Ohio State interim head coach while thenhead coach Linda Lichter-Witter was assisting the U.S. Olympic Team in Athens, Greece. During that campaign, VargoBrown led the Scarlet and Gray to their fifth-consecutive U.S. Collegiate national title, coached three All-Americans and was later named United States Synchronized Swimming Coach of the Year. Vargo-Brown also led Ohio State in 2005 when Lichter-Witter was on medical leave. Vargo-Brown coached the Buckeyes to a runner-up finish at nationals, while mentoring five All-Americans at the conclusion of the season. The 2012 U.S. Synchronized Swimming Collegiate Contributor of the Year, Vargo-Brown has played a pivotal role in the growth of the sport collegiately, nationally and internationally. As a swimmer, she earned a spot on the 1985 U.S. National Team II squad. Vargo-Brown’s coaching stints include leading U.S. Olympic Festival Teams in 1987 and 1988. She also was the assistant coach to the Venezuelan National Team at the 1987 Pan-American Games.

Obituary Obituary Sharon Eleanor Ruffert-Ehrlichman 11/12/1942 ~ 3/31/2019

Sharon Eleanor Ruffert-Ehrlichman, 76, of Pemberville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 31, 2019. She was born November 12, 1942 to Marvin Henry and Eleanor Gertrude (Baehr) Kinsel in Toledo. She was a 1960 graduate of Waite High School. In November 1963, she married David Ruffert. She enjoyed fishing, making pottery, teaching crafts, and traveling. Sharon fostered 23 children, attended college for business, worked at Davis-Besse in the technology department and as a Circulation Manager for the Popular Culture Press at BGSU. Sharon is survived by her husband, Donald John Ehrlichman; daughter, Tami (Robert) O'Neil; step-daughter, Erica Ehrlichman-Esquire; grandchildren, Mitchell (Maggie), Blake (Hannah), Matt (Casandra); step-grandchildren, Colin Murphy, Morgan, Marielle, Hannah, Ben; great-grandchildren, Maxwell, Marla; three step-great-grandchildren; sister, Kay Ozanski, and sister-in-law, Dorothy Dale Williams. Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 12-2 p.m. with the funeral to begin at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Troy Twp. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider Mimi's Memorial, a trust at Fifth Third Bank that has been established for her great-grandchildren Max and Marla O’Neil, or the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Top photo, Holly Vargo-Brown (Waite) and the national champion Ohio State University synchronized swimming team. Bottom photo, Holly Vargo-Brown (Waite) doing her job as the Ohio State University synchronized swimming coach. (Photos courtesy Ohio State Athletics)


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International Festival includes new series Rogene Kohler, chairwoman, Toledo Sister Cities International Festival Planning Committee, announced that a new series of events – International Forums and Presentations – will highlight the 10th Annual International Festival, Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Toledo SeaGate Centre, 401 Jefferson St. The Toledo Sister Cities International Festival holds the distinction of being the first festival of the season in Northwest Ohio. Participating countries include Spain, China, Hungary, Poland, Japan, Tanzania, Germany, Lebanon, Pakistan and India. “These forums will in no way replace the various cultural performances and international attractions that make up our festival,” Kohler said. “Part of our goal was to highlight one of the founding visions of Toledo Sister Cities and that was as an economic development arm to help local companies do business overseas. Various groups like the Regional Growth Partnership, the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority, the Great Lakes Consortium, and the World Affairs Council will explain what they do and the local impact of their programs. They will give short presentations about their organizations with time for questions and discussion.” In addition to highlighting economic development opportunities, Kohler says that TSCI groups will introduce their mem-

ber cities and the issues that confront those cities. In addition to the forums, there will also be authentic ethnic food available from several participating countries, as well as world beers. Other vendors will be on hand offering crafts and other goods. Merchandise representing many other countries will be available. All Sister City clubs and committees and other local organizations with an international interest will have information and activities. There will also be an opportunity to learn a bit of a different language every half-hour. “Northwest Ohio is unique compared to other parts of the United States. Research shows that 80 percent of the people who live in our area can trace their roots here. We are one of the most diverse regions in the United States. The Sister Cities International Festival highlights that diversity with different ethnic entertainment, foods, crafts, souvenirs, and even a language corner,” Kohler said. “This really is our opportunity to share pride in our heritages and learn about other cultures — To truly show the diversity of not just Toledo, but all of Northwest Ohio.” Admission is $5 for tickets purchased in advance. At the door, general admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students with ID. Children 10 and under get in free. For more information on the Tenth Annual Toledo Sister Cities International Festival or to become a member of

TSCI, visit Information on TSCI is also available on Toledo Sister Cities International Facebook page, or email Festival organizers continue to look for corporate sponsors and volunteers for the event, which attracts over 2,000 people each year. Toledo Sister Cities International is a 501(c)3 organization and has been building international relationships between municipalities since 1931. It is widely believed that the first “sister city” relationship anywhere was established between Toledo, Ohio and Toledo, Spain that year. In 1956, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower continued to foster Sister Cities agreements on a mayor-to-mayor basis. Toledo Sister Cities International is celebrating its 25th year of service and has established agreements with Coimbatore (India); Coburg (Germany); Hyderabad (Pakistan); Poznan (Poland); Qinhuangdao & Nanchong (China); Szeged (Hungary); Tanga (Tanzania); Toledo (Spain); and Toyohashi (Japan). A regional agreement is in place with Bekaa Valley (Lebanon). Those interested in volunteering should email Kohler at dkohler376@aol. com. To become a corporate sponsor or make a tax-deductible donation, contact Jim Hartung, president, TSCI Board of Trustees, at or call 419270-1060.

Groundbreaking set for Troy Township plant A groundbreaking ceremony for the NSG float glass plant in Troy Township is planned for April 17, the company has announced. The groundbreaking will be held from 10-11 a.m. NSG Group said the new plant will support its plan to expand production capacity of transparent conductive oxide coated glass to support the growing solar market. The 500,000 square foot facility will be located near First Solar’s new plant in Lake Township. The area is commonly known as

the Eastwood Commerce Center South. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring and it is expected the plant will be operational in the second half of 2020. The new float glass line will be the first in the U.S. for the NSG Group since 1980 and is expected to create 125-150 new jobs. NSG Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products for the architectural, automotive industry and technical glass sectors. With around 27,000 employees, NSG Group has principal operations worldwide and sales in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1918, the company expanded

in 2006 with the acquisition of Pilkington plc, itself a global leader in the glass industry and the inventor of the float glass process. Last May, NSG Group announced it planned to invest in the expansion of its production capacity of the coated glass to meet the demand of the solar market, including the upgrade and restart of a dormant float line in Vietnam and the construction of a new glass production facility in the U.S. over the next three years. The company said it would invest about 38 billion Japanese yen, or approximately $342 million in the projects.

Rep. Paula Hicks Hudson criticizes camera bill State Representative Paula Hicks Hudson, D – Toledo, has asked Gov. Mike DeWine to veto provisions in House Bill 62, the state’s two-year transportation budget, that would penalize cities using traffic safety cameras. “I encourage you to veto this legislative overreach that threatens the safety and security of those who use our roadways and further erodes the long-standing tradition of home rule in the Buckeye State,” said Hicks-Hudson in a letter to the governor. She said H.B. 62 requires cities to file all traffic camera citation cases in munici-

pal court. It also mandates cities to report to the state how much they collected in revenue. The state would then deduct that amount from the city’s share of the state’s local government fund. The bill passed Tuesday in the legislature. The governor’s office said Wednesday he signed it as passed in the Senate and House and did not issue any line-item vetoes. Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz also criticized the budget. “The budget signed by the governor will have a devastating negative impact

on our city. Toledoans will now be forced to pay higher gas taxes, and yet incredibly enough, they will see their budget cut by $6.5 million. Meanwhile, our citizens will be less safe because the State of Ohio has taken away an important tool that our police and law enforcement professionals believe they need to protect us,” he said. “Toledo gets higher taxes, less money, and streets that are more dangerous. This is a slap in the face to our police department, our police chief George Kral, and to every citizen who believes Toledoans should have the right to govern themselves.”

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Photographers, birders, and outdoor enthusiasts interested in learning to photograph birds in the field are invited to attend a free informational workshop Saturday, April 13, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m.-noon at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, located at 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor. The workshop is free; preregistration is required by April 12, as space is limited. To register, call Meredith Gilbert at 419-429-8359. Division of Wildlife photographer Tim Daniel and professional photographer Nina Harfmann will cover topics such as camera types and settings, finding your photography target and capturing a clear and interesting photo. Participants will then have the opportunity to test out their new skills in Magee Marsh’s extensive bird habitat. Participants are encouraged to bring camera equipment including a tri or monopod, binoculars, sturdy walking shoes and insect repellent. A large portion of the workshop will be held outdoors, and participants should dress for the weather. To learn more about Magee Marsh Wildlife Area or other birding locations, visit

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The East Toledo Family Center’s 22nd Annual Gala will be held Saturday, April 6 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Hall, 4001 Navarre Ave., Oregon. The theme for this year’s gala is “An Evening in Old Havana.” Distinguished Citizen and Educator of the Year awardees will be introduced during the evening’s festivities. This year’s Distinguished Citizens are Kim Partin, and Lisa Pavely and the Richard Fisher Educators of the Year are Joseph Boyle, Helen Gilbert and Melissa Lodge. Various auctions and special raffles will take place during the event. The center has been holding the gala event under the leadership of co-chairs Dick and Sandy Fisher for 22 years. This will mark the second gala under the leadership of Jodi Gross. Tickets are $70 per person and $135 per couple. To purchase tickets, call Tracy at the East Toledo Family Center at 419-691-1429, or visit www. for more information. This event is the main fundraising event for the East Toledo Family Center. All proceeds raised will benefit the services/programs that the center provides to the community.

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Polish dinner, Put-in-Bay trip River View Yacht Club has announced two April events – A Polish Dinner fundraiser and the club’s 30th Annual Trip to Put-in-Bay aboard the Jet Express, leaving from Toledo. Both events are open to the public. The Polish Dinner Fundraiser will be held Sunday, April 14 from 2-6 p.m. at River View Yacht Club, 5981 Edgewater Dr., Point Place. The menu will include kielbasa, pierogi, golabki (cabbage rolls), kapusta (sweet and sour cabbage), chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, cucumber salad, and dessert. The cost is $15. Only 300 tickets will be available. Tickets must be purchased by April 10. For ticket information, call Sandi Kosinski, chairwoman, at 419-250-0245. The 30th Annual Trip to Put-in-Bay will take place Saturday, April 27, with the Jet Express leaving from the Toledo Yacht Club. The first excursion will leave at 10 a.m. and return around 6 p.m. A second trip will leave the yacht club at 1 p.m. and return at 9 p.m. The cost is $60 per person. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Ovarian Cancer Connection and to the Associated Yacht Clubs to assist with funding upcoming activities. Those interested in tickets for the trip to Put-in-Bay should call Matt Antoine at 419-349-0353. Visit or the club’s Facebook page for more details.


Teams are filling up quickly for the 4th Annual Shufflemania benefiting TNT Mentoring, which will be held April 27 at Erie Social in Marblehead. TNT Mentoring provides volunteer one-on-one mentors for more than 300 children in the public school districts in Ottawa County. Doors open at 4 p.m., with tournament play beginning at 5 p.m. Teams of two (18 years and older) are $50 and includes dinner. No prior shuffleboard experience necessary. Reserved cabana rentals are $200 and are first-come, first-served. Registration is available by calling 419-301-0225 or visit the TNT Mentoring’s Facebook page.

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Pee Wee’s to open for its 56th season By Larry Limpf News Editor Last September, Maxine Haas told her family she had dipped her last scoop of ice cream at Pee Wee’s Dari Snak and was – after 55 years – retiring. The family-owned business had been a staple of the Stony Ridge community and stopping there for a treat was routine for residents, baseball and soccer teams and other groups during the summer. Haas’ announced retirement was such a big event in the area that her children held a retirement open house for her at St. John’s Lutheran Church, giving the generations of patrons a chance to offer their best wishes and share stories. Selling the building was an option the family considered but with the intent of finding a buyer who would continue the ice cream business. But sometime after Maxine announced her plans to retire, her son, Rusty Waters, and his son, Trent, decided to pick up the ice cream scoop and Pee Wee’s Dairy Snak opened last Thursday for its 56th season. “I’m not going to change a thing,� Rusty said the day before the opening. “This place has been running for 55 years. I started working here when I was about five years old with my grandfather. So I decided to give it a shot and see what happens.� His son, the fourth generation of the family to work at Pee Wee’s, will be managing the business, he said. Pee Wee’s will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. In addition to the soft ice cream and sugar-free hard ice cream, Pee Wee’s will still feature the popular homemade sauce for the Coney Island hot dogs and bar-b-cue beef and other sandwiches and side items. “That’s something we’re known for,� Rusty said. “I think we have the best ice cream because we still have the old water-cooled machines.� Will the 56th season lure the family matriarch back?

Top photo, Maxine Haas of Pee Wee’s. (Press file photo by Ken Grosjean) Bottom photo, it’s vintage Pee Wee’s. (Submitted photo) “She’s only about 100 yards away but I don’t know if she’ll step in the door or not. She swore she’s not going to but we’ll see how that goes,� Rusty said, laughing. “My grandmother was about 90 or so and still sitting in the backyard slicing onions and making our coleslaw. I’m hoping Mom will decide to do something like that. But if she doesn’t, she doesn’t.� His grandmother, Bertha Haas and grandfather, Everett, known as Pee Wee, constructed the building in 1963 at 5700

Fremont Pike. At the time, I-75 wasn’t completed in Toledo so many patrons made their way to Pee Wee’s on I-280 to Route 20, Maxine told The Press for a story prior to the opening of the 2016 season. She said it wasn’t uncommon for many residents who moved from the Stony Ridge area to patronize Pee Wee’s when they returned to visit friends or relatives – some from as far away as Colorado and Florida.

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Nine student-athletes honored By Press Staff Writer The National Football Foundation honored Eastwood graduate Seth Welch with a $2,500 Mercy Hospital Sports Medicine Scholarship at its annual banquet. Welch, the son of Lee and Victoria Welch, is a construction management major at Bowling Green State University with a 3.0 GPA. Jase Bowen (Central Catholic), a Millbury resident, was a three-year starter for the Irish. Last fall, he was used in multiple positions including kickoff returner, punt returner and wide receiver. At times he ran from the Wildcat. As a receiver, he garnered first team All-Three Rivers Athletic Conference and all-district accolades and second team all-state honors. Bowen is a tutor and participant in the Kindness Organization at CCHS. He will continue his athletic career with a football and baseball scholarship at Michigan State University. He carries a 4.0 GPA and is the son of Ryan and Robin Bowen. Harrison Jackson (Lake) was a wide receiver for the Flyers, earning first team AllNorthern Buckeye Conference and all-district. He was special mention all-state. He’s the student council president and a member of the National Honor Society. He works with Students I Action and is a middle school wrestling volunteer coach. His parents are Tom and Angela Jackson and his GPA is 3.6. Nathan Lewis (Genoa) played tight end and defensive end for the Comets and on offense earned second team All-NBC, first team all-district and special mention allstate. On defense, he was first team All-NBC. Lewis volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House, has participated in the University of Toledo Buddy Walk, volunteers at the Genoa PTO Carnival and works the Comet football and basketball camps. His GPA is 3.5 and his parents are Billy and Christi Lewis. Andrew Parker (Central), a Woodville resident, was part of Central’s “Orange Barrel Defense.” As a defensive back, Parker won first team All-TRAC and all-district along with honorable mention all-state. Parker helps out at football camps and is a mentor to underclassmen. He also helps

the freshman football players in transitioning from grade school to high school. He has a 3.6 GPA and his mom is Kelly Parker. Jacob Plantz (Genoa) had a very productive senior year for Genoa. He was the NBC Back of the year as well as the NBC’s first team quarterback and first team defensive back. He was first team all-district at QB and was the District 5 Offensive POY. He was also first team all-state for Division V. Plantz was also a member of the basketball team, which went 24-1, and was Alan Miller Jewelers All-Press Player of the Year for the third straight season. When not playing sports, Plantz serves breakfasts to veterans at the local VFW, participates in Genoa’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes activities and has worked at both the Genoa football and basketball camps. His GPA stands at 3.4 and he is the son of Jim and Katie Plantz. Justin Schiets (Central), an Oregon resident, was one of Central’s team captains and a big part of their historic defense. As a middle linebacker for the Irish, Schiets ran things on the defensive side of the ball. His coach called him “a coach on the field.” He was first team All-TRAC and all-district and second team all-state. Schiets works at the baseball and football camps and is a member of the Irish baseball team. He was a guide for Central’s open house and works with the younger students in various areas of the Irish daily operations. He has a 3.9 GPA and his parents are Dennis and Natalie Schiets. Lukas Walsh (Lake) was a linebacker for the Flyers, earning first team All-NBC and all-district and special mention allstate. He’s been on the honor roll for four years and is a Miracle League Baseball volunteer as well as a flag football volunteer coach. He has a 4.0 GPA and his parents are Martin and Rachel Walsh. Hunter Wilkins (Oak Harbor) patrolled the defensive backfield for the Rockets. He garnered first team All-Sandusky Bay Conference and all-district honors and special mention all-state. He works as an Oak Harbor youth football coach, helps out with the Chamber of Commerce yearly fireworks display and he is involved in the Riverview Retirement Center Bingo Night. He carries a 3.7 GPA and is the son of Jeff Wilkins. (— Photos of scholar-athletes by Scott Grau)

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Water and how it is impacted by agricultural practices will be the focus of a workshop to be held April 17 by the American Farmland Trust and the Wood Soil & Water Conservation District for women farmers and landowners. The session will be held at Luckey Farmers, Inc., 1200 Main St., Woodville. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will start at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided and the program will end at 3 p.m. The workshop format will be a learning circle to provide participants the opportunity to interact with other landowners, share their farm experiences, discuss goals and access advice and technical assistance. “In the Midwest, women now own or co-own between one fourth and one half of the farmland. Many of them are non-operating landowners – they lease their farmland to local farmers. While they are very interested in farming practices that benefit the health of their land, implementing those practices requires a partnership with the farm operator. This workshop on how to build the farmer-landowner relationship which translates to a fair lease for both parties,” said Jennifer Filipiak, Midwest director for American Farmland Trust. According to the AFT, nearly 301 million acres of U.S. land – about a third of the nation’s land in farms – are now farmed or co-farmed by women and at least 87 million additional acres are in the hands of women landowners. During the next 20 years, the number of women farming and/or taking on a management role on farmland is likely to increase as 340 million acres are expected to change hands when farmers retire or leave their land to the next generation. For information contact the Wood SWCD at 419 354-5517.

a.m. The event is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF), 13737 Middleton Pike (SR 582) in Bowling Green. Ohio has long been one of the top cheese-producing states in the country (including the number-one producer of Swiss cheese). Some of the state’s cheese makers have won prestigious awards at the U.S. Cheese Championship, World Cheese Championship and World Dairy Expo.

With more than 16 years in the industry, Enslen builds relationships with dairy manufacturers to provide communication, insights and innovation to the entire supply chain. Arrive early, as breakfast and informal networking will start at 8 a.m., with the program to follow. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by visiting The cost is $10 per person for those who RSVP in advance, or $12 per person at the door (cash or check) without RSVP. Breakfast and networking opportunities are included. The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum is an educational networking opportunity that provides information on current issues, trends and programs available to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement.

Cheese industry puts Ohio on world stage Tracy Enslen, vice president of business development, American Dairy Association Mideast, will discuss Ohio’s rich history in cheese – from some of the finest cheeses in the world, to the impact the industry has on the state’s economy – at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, Thursday, April 18 from 8-9:30

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Mike Kopp Perryburg “Israel, because I want to see the Wailing Wall and I want to see Golgotha, where Jesus was sacriſced because I think that would be an important milestone in my walk with God. It’s deſnitely on the bucket list.”

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Don’t let fear of failure derail you from your dreams Fear of failure is paralyzing. It causes you to give up, abandon dreams, and take a less than desired path. Imagine how much more you would accomplish by not letting any fear stop you. Here are some approaches which will help you get past your fears. Identify each fear and its cause. By understanding what you are afraid of and why, you are in a better position to take corrective action. Often, this step alone demonstrates that there may be no rational basis for your fear. Fear of public speaking is a great example. Many people with this fear never had a bad experience. Instead, they anticipate a poor reception. In reality, when a speaker is nervous in front of a crowd, it’s usually not noticeable. So, those who won’t speak in public are allowing a projected outcome to stop them. Ironically, many excellent public speakers got started by pushing themselves to break through their fear. Others who succumb to this fear limit themselves for a lifetime. Fear of failure is a limitation which causes people to abandon their dreams.

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by Bryan Golden They focus on what could go wrong, instead of all that could go right. Rather than finding strategies for success, they conjure up excuses for failure. Visualize success. Imagine yourself being successful. Fear of failure is defeated by looking at all of the benefits of success. Focusing on the numerous benefits you will attain, fans a burning desire, which propels you forward. Taking positive action, one step at a time, keeps you moving forward. Learn about your fear. Learn from others who have travelled this route before you. Find out how other people have overcome fear. Investigate what effective strategies have been used. Since other people have overcome the same fear, you can also do it.

Keep things in perspective. Fear causes you to blow things out of proportion. Fear makes challenges appear worse than they are. You mind conjures up frightening worst-case scenarios which stop you. Worst case scenarios usually aren’t as bad as you think they are. Successful people overcome daunting obstacles. They find solutions for seemingly insurmountable problems. A strong determination overpowers fear. Give yourself credit for challenges you have already overcome. Many people don’t realize how much they have accomplished. Use these victories to boost your self-confidence. Apply the same mental fortitude you have used in the past to overcome current and future fears. Seek guidance from successful people who are currently where you want to be. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. They have already figured out ways to break through whatever is holding you back. You will save yourself lots of time and effort learning from their experiences. Conversely, don’t use the failures of others to justify your own excuses. This

approach reinforces your own fears. In so doing you ensure that your fears will stop you. As a result, your level of frustration rises as your fears become more engrained. What you are capable of doing is not connected to what others can’t, or won’t do. You can move past any fear. This process happens one step at a time. Don’t obsess about your fear. Instead, focus on what you need to do next, not on how daunting your final destination may be. Fears are conquered by doing whatever it is you are afraid to do. By so doing, you will discover that your fear does not have to be a road block. Many great achievers throughout history have had to overcome their fears before realizing their goals. You too can follow the same path to success. NOW AVAILABLE: “Dare to Live Without Limits,” the book. Visit www. or your bookstore. Bryan is a management consultant, motivational speaker, author, and adjunct professor. Email Bryan at or write him c/o this paper.  2018 Bryan Golden

Cities in ‘flyover country’ are leading America’s urban boom By Ed McMahon Ask any college senior where the best jobs are, and you’ll probably hear a list of coastal metropolises: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco. But economic development data tell a different story. Smaller cities away from the coasts are the true hotbeds of economic activity today, thanks to their relatively low costs of living, abundant job opportunities, and appealing community amenities. This movement is a stark change from decades past, when central business districts in these cities would shut down as office workers headed home to the suburbs. Now, what used to be places to work and leave have become places to work and live. In “18-hour” cities like Denver, Nashville, Tenn., and Charlotte, N.C., people are staying downtown long after the workday is done. That’s spurring economic growth and the development of thriving residential neighborhoods. Consider Dallas, which attracted nearly 150,000 new residents last year -- more than five times as many as Los Angeles did. Or downtown Denver, where over 10,000 residential units are under construction. That represents a nearly 50 percent increase in the total housing stock. The growth of secondary cities isn’t new. The Urban Land Institute first chronicled their rise five years ago, and this year could bring even more growth to these cities. According to Emerging Trends in Real Estate, an annual industry forecast published by the Urban Land Institute and PwC, eight of the top 10 real estate markets to watch in 2019 are “18-hour cities.” Part of the appeal driving smaller cities’ growth? Residents can actually afford to live there. A one-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles costs almost twice as much as it does in Dallas -- and for fewer square feet.

Guest Editorial Midsize cities are also much more affordable for those looking to put down roots or raise families. In San Francisco, it would take nearly three decades for millennials saving at the average rate to have enough for a down payment on a home. In Kansas City, Mo., they could do the same in three years. Even better, affordable secondary cities now largely offer economic opportunities comparable to those available on the coasts. Amazon affirmed the appeal of smaller cities with its $230 million investment in an

operations center in Nashville, which will create 5,000 jobs. These cities have grown into 18hour urban destinations in part because they’ve developed bustling arts, music, and food scenes. Denver, Austin, Texas, and Charleston, S.C., are all in the top five of Zagat’s list of the 30 most exciting food cities in America. Ticket seller SeatGeek ranks Nashville second nationwide for U.S. cities with the most major concerts per capita. Of course, secondary cities aren’t entirely without growing pains. While still cheaper than New York or Washington, rents in Raleigh rose from 9 percent of income in 2014 to 21 percent last year. To maintain their momentum, smaller cities must be smart about how they grow. This means addressing affordability challenges while simultaneously encouraging investment and development. We’ve entered an era in which smaller

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Barb Hartong manages her fibromyalgia with medication as well as plenty of exercise. Finding the right combination to manage daily pain can be a long road, but a new blood test may soon provide the details to better direct effective treatments. sample results apart from those with other, similar disorders. First, the researchers analyzed blood samples from participants whose disease status they knew, so they could develop a baseline pattern for each diagnosis. Then, using two types of spectroscopy, they evaluated the rest of the samples blindly, without knowing the participants’ diagnoses, and accurately clustered every study participant into the appropriate disease category based on a molecular signature. “These initial results are remarkable. If we can help speed diagnosis for these patients, their treatment will be better and they’ll likely have better outlooks. There’s nothing worse than being in a gray area where you don’t know what disease you have,” Rodriguez-Saona said. His lab mostly concerns itself with using the metabolic fingerprinting technology for food-related research, focusing on issues such as adulteration of milk and cooking oils and helping agriculture companies figure out which plants are best suited to fight disease. The chance to partner with medical experts to help solve the problem of fibromyalgia misdiagnosis was exciting, said Rodriguez-Saona, a professor of food science and technology at Ohio State. Rodriguez-Saona said for the next study he’d like to examine 150 to 200 subjects per disease group to see if the findings of this research are replicable in a larger, more-diverse population. Hackshaw said his goal is to have a test ready for widespread use within five years. Fibromyalgia is the most common cause of chronic widespread pain in the United States, and disproportionately af-

fects women. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 2 percent of the population – around 4 million adults – has fibromyalgia. Other organizations estimate even higher numbers. About three in four people with fibromyalgia have not received an accurate diagnosis, according to previous research, and those who do know they have the disease waited an average of five years between symptom onset and diagnosis. Common symptoms include pain and stiffness all over the body, fatigue, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, headaches and problems with thinking, memory and concentration. Eventually, this work could lead to identification of a particular protein or acid – or combination of molecules – that’s linked to fibromyalgia, Rodriguez-Saona said. “We can look back into some of these fingerprints and potentially identify some of the chemicals associated with the differences we are seeing,” he said. In addition to identifying fibromyalgia, the researchers also found evidence that the metabolic fingerprinting technique has the potential to determine the severity of fibromyalgia in an individual patient. “This could lead to better, more directed treatment for patients,” Hackshaw said. Other Ohio State researchers involved with the study were Didem Aykas, Gregory Sigurdson, Marcal Plans Pujolras, Francesca Madiai, Lianbo Yu and Monica Giusti. Tony Buffington, formerly of Ohio State and now at the University of California, Davis, was also a co-author. The Columbus Medical Research Foundation helped support this research.

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For the first time, researchers have evidence that fibromyalgia can be reliably detected in blood samples – work they hope will pave the way for a simple, fast diagnosis. In a study that appears in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, researchers from The Ohio State University report success in identifying biomarkers of fibromyalgia and differentiating it from a handful of other related diseases. The discovery could be an important turning point in care of patients with a disease that is frequently misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, leaving them without proper care and advice on managing their chronic pain and fatigue, said lead researcher Kevin Hackshaw, an associate professor in Ohio State’s College of Medicine and a rheumatologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Identification of biomarkers of the disease – a “metabolic fingerprint” like that discovered in the new study – could also open up the possibility of targeted treatments, he said. To diagnose fibromyalgia, doctors now rely on patient-reported information about a multitude of symptoms and a physical evaluation of a patient’s pain, focusing on specific tender points, he said. But there’s no blood test – no clear-cut, easy-to-use tool to provide a quick answer. “We found clear, reproducible metabolic patterns in the blood of dozens of patients with fibromyalgia. This brings us much closer to a blood test than we have ever been,” Hackshaw said. Though fibromyalgia is currently incurable and treatment is limited to exercise, education and antidepressants, an accurate diagnosis has many benefits, Hackshaw said. Those include ruling out other diseases, confirming for patients that their symptoms are real and not imagined, and guiding doctors toward disease recognition and appropriate treatment. And many undiagnosed patients are prescribed opioids – strong, addictive painkillers that have not been shown to benefit people with the disease, he said. “When you look at chronic pain clinics, about 40 percent of patients on opioids meet the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia often gets worse, and certainly doesn’t get better, with opioids.” Hackshaw and co-author Luis RodriguezSaona, an expert in the advanced testing method used in the study, said the next step is a larger-scale clinical trial to determine if the success they saw in this research can be replicated. The current study included 50 people with a fibromyalgia diagnosis, 29 with rheumatoid arthritis, 19 who have osteoarthritis and 23 with lupus. Researchers examined blood samples from each participant using a technique called vibrational spectroscopy, which measures the energy level of molecules within the sample. Scientists in RodriguezSaona’s lab detected clear patterns that consistently set fibromyalgia patients’ blood

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People are living longer and experiencing fewer diseases than 100 years ago, and Wood County Health Department recognized these major impacts during National Public Health Week, April 1-7. The health department is highlighting on social media the enormous benefits that have come from the past century of public health in Ohio. The department is also releasing its 2018 Annual Report, which contains a wide range of information about public health services in Wood County. The report is available at The Hughes Act and Griswold Act, both enacted in 1919, established the modern organization of local health departments and laid the foundation for public health efforts still in effect today. Since then: • People are living an average of 25 years longer. • Smallpox, a once-common and deadly disease, has been eradicated. • Motor vehicle deaths have fallen by 90 percent, and death from sudden infant death syndrome has decreased 50 percent. Wood County Health Department officially began operations in early 1920 and will plan a centennial celebration next year. The mission of Wood County Health Department is to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect the health of everyone in Wood County. The Community Health Center provides comprehensive medical services for men, women and children. All patients are welcome, including uninsured or underinsured clients, regardless of their ability to pay; most third-party insurance is accepted. For more information, visit

Breast cancer care presentation On Tuesday, April 23 from 6-7:30 p.m., the Victory Center in Perrysburg will host Dr. Frank Barone and Dr. Peter Koltz, local board-certified plastic surgeons who have also completed post graduate fellowships and specialized training in comprehensive breast surgery and breast cancer reconstruction. The topic of their presentation is, “Improving the Experience for Breast Cancer Patients.” The physicians will be speaking about the latest advancements in breast cancer surgical care, including prophylactic or prevention choices, microsurgical advancements in breast reconstruction and breast conservation, new options in biomaterials and implants, and procedures that reduce downtime and discomfort and provide more natural appearing and functioning results. In addition, Drs. Barone and Koltz will address their approach to comprehensive care for the breast cancer patient and improving the overall experience and quality of life for breast cancer patients. Both newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and survivors are encouraged to attend. This program is free and open to the public, including professionals and caregivers. RSVP to The Victory Center at 419-531-7600.

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Perrysburg Commons events Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center, 10542 Fremont Pike, will host to the following events in April: • 12 Monthly Rebel Lecture Series presented by Dr. Tyler Schwanz, of Rebel Chiropractic, Monday, April 15 from 1:302:30 p.m. This month’s topic is “Financial Dimension: Why if you don’t give now, you won’t give then.” These presentations, which are free and open to the community, are offered the third Monday of each month. RSVP at by calling 419-874-1931. • St. Luke’s Family Medicine’s monthly lecture will be presented by Michelle Carey, PharmD/BCACP, Wednesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. The topic is, “Managing Pain – What I should Know.” Lectures are held the fourth Wednesday of each month. A complimentary lunch will be served following the presentation. RSVP by calling 419-874-1931. For more information, call Kelly Ebersbach at 419-874-1931 or email kelly.

Mercy unveils Mobile Health Van Mercy Health unveiled its new Mobile Health Van at a community open house April 3 on the campus of Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital in Oregon. Deacon Dan Waters conducted a blessing of the vehicle. Mercy Health has provided mobile health care services to the community since 1995. In particular, the Mercy Health Mobile Health Van has been the site of health care services for thousands of senior citizens, those without homes, members of the Latino community and migrant workers on area farms. Last year, Mercy Health purchased a new Mobile Health Van with the generous support of the Mercy Health Foundation. The van includes an educational area to instruct clients on healthy habits, provides an exam room for medical services and now offers audiology services as part of a collaboration with the Mercy Health Occupational Health team. “Unfortunately for many in our re-

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Signed on June 8, 2016 by former Gov. John Kasich, as of January 2019 Ohio’s legalized medical marijuana law is now operational in Ohio. What does this mean for Ohio’s employers, job applicants and employees? First, there is no Ohio law legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Rather, Ohio has only legalized the medical use of marijuana for a specified number of medical conditions. In addition, Ohio has established certain registration requirements for medical marijuana patients and caregivers. Finally, Ohio allows registered patients to use medical marijuana only in certain ways, and smoking a “joint� is not one of them. What the law allows Ohio’s medical marijuana law allows patients suffering from one or more of approximately 20 qualifying medical conditions (including HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, cancer, PTSD, etc.) to use medical marijuana. The law only allows medical marijuana to be dispensed to patients or caregivers who are properly registered with the State of Ohio and who possess an Ohioissued patient or caregiver identification card. Ohio permits registered patients to use medical marijuana via oils, tinctures or extracts, plant material, edibles (food containing THC) and patches. Vaporization of medical marijuana also is permitted but smoking and other combustion of medical marijuana are not allowed. Any retailer who is dispensing medical marijuana must have obtained and paid for a license from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. Marijuana and federal law While Ohio and many other states have legalized the possession and use of marijuana for certain medical conditions, marijuana itself remains a “Schedule I� controlled substance under the federal

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Controlled Substance Act. It also remains illegal for physicians to “prescribe� marijuana. Thus, all Ohioans who use medical marijuana have no protection against the consequences for violating federal criminal law, including possible fines and imprisonment. But since the Obama Administration, our federal government has purposely avoided enforcement of these types of “low level� violations as it has watched the legalized marijuana movement unfold at the state level. Medical marijuana and the workplace Under Ohio’s medical marijuana law, employers need not accommodate a job applicant’s or employee’s use, possession, distribution, being under the influence of or testing positive for medical marijuana. Ohio employers can discharge, discipline, refuse to hire and take any other adverse employment action against an applicant or employee because of the applicant’s or employee’s use, possession, distribution, being under the influence of or testing positive for medical marijuana. Therefore, for Ohio employers who maintain a zero-tolerance policy, medical marijuana users will be faced with a choice of not using medical marijuana or working elsewhere. On the other hand, as Ohio employers begin to see more applicants and employees who are lawfully using medical

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Managing Northwood Girl Scouts participate in Badge Day seasonal allergies On Saturday, March 23, about 50 secBy Gina Sares ProMedica HealthConnect If your seasonal allergies have gotten worse over the past few years, increased temperatures, humidity and air pollution may be to blame. According to Razi Rafeeq, MD, an allergy and immunology specialist with ProMedica Physicians, these factors may be contributing to the increasing pollen counts and longer allergy seasons that we’ve seen in the past ten years. Intense allergy seasons can be challenging for those diagnosed and undiagnosed with allergies. “Some people know they have allergies and they have it under good control, but then the allergies come back with a vengeance,” said Dr. Rafeeq. “Others have never had allergies before and are having those symptoms for the first time. Very often they think they have a cold, but they actually have allergies.” Generally, tree pollen allergies begin in March and last until the end of May in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Tree pollens are soon followed by grass pollen which begins in early May and can last all summer. Plus, if it’s a particularly rainy spring and summer, there may be high counts of mold spores, which also contribute to seasonal allergy issues. At the end of summer, weed pollens and particularly ragweed pollen appears in the air and can cause havoc in allergy sufferers until the first frost in early October. The overlap and back-to-back seasonal allergy seasons can be especially frustrating for those with multiple or year-round allergies. Reducing allergy symptoms A few lifestyle changes can help those with allergies reduce their symptoms. Dr. Rafeeq suggested the following practices: • Keep your windows closed. The fresh air is an opportunity for outdoor pollen to agitate your allergies. Keep your windows closed and use air conditioning as needed. • Plan your time outside. If you go outdoors, look at the pollen counts and plan your activities accordingly. A pollen count of ten or less is considered low, 10-100 is medium and above 100 is a high pollen count. Pollen counts are generally highest in the morning and in the late evening. • Wash the pollen away. When you come in from the outdoors, take off your shoes and jacket. Shower and wash your hair, particularly before going to bed, otherwise the pollen will stay on your clothes and bed. • Take your medications regularly. Children may not always get their medications regularly as parents may only give them medicine when the allergy symptoms are bad. If you know the allergy season has started and will go on for some time, give your child their medication on a daily basis to keep symptoms at bay. Using allergy treatments According to Dr. Rafeeq, antihistamines are typically the first choice of medication given to people with allergies. Non-sedating antihistamines that last up to 24 hours are recommended. For some, antihistamines may not be enough. Decongestants may be recommended next, but because they may raise your blood pressure, they aren’t good to take long-term. Allergy eye drops are very effective and can also be used on an as-needed basis. In many cases, Dr. Rafeeq prefers the use of nasal steroid sprays. “They are very effective. Not only do they help with sneezing, itching and runny nose, they also help with congestion and stuffiness, unlike most antihistamines,” he explained. “They also get to the area where you need the medication, without any systemic side effects, and they are the most effective.” If these medications aren’t enough to tackle your allergies, see a specialist. “They need to see a board-certified allergy/immunologist specialist to confirm that they have allergies and to identify what they are allergic to and to look at all the treatment options,” said Dr. Rafeeq. “Specialists have many other treatment options to consider when medications fail,” said Dr. Rafeeq. “Allergy immunotherapy, for instance, gives individuals small amounts of the allergens to desensitize and teach the immune system to tolerate the allergens—often permanently.” These can be done as allergy shots or under the tongue (sublingual) tablets for some allergies. Find more health tips at

ond- and third-grade girls participated in the “My Best Self” badge day presented by the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and supported by Medical Mutual. The girls earned their badge by participating in four different sessions at the company headquarters on Sylvania Ave. The sessions were led by Medical Mutual volunteers. The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio created the curriculum for the day. The girls participated in a fitness session in the company’s wellness center. They met nurses to learn about their profession and listen to their heartbeat with a stethoscope. They created “happy boxes” to take home and fill with things that make them feel good. They learned about how to identify if they are feeling sick or stressed and what to do to deal with it.

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Hesssman perfect fit to lead new Mud Hens players By J. Patrick Eaken Press Sports Editor Toledo Mud Hens skipper Doug Mientkiewicz is back for a second season managing his hometown club. His staff includes Mike Hessman, who returns to Toledo as the team’s hitting coach. Hessman is the all-time home run leader for the Hens, the International League and Minor League Baseball. Hessman knows Toledo so well, he is the perfect fit to lead a bunch of new ballplayers, and some returning players, as the Mud Hens began their chase for an International League crown last week. Hessman played for the Toledo Mud Hens from 2005-2009, and also in 2014 and 2015. Hessman set the career minor league record for home runs with 433. He played 19 seasons in the minors, breaking the previous home run record of 432, set by Buzz Arlett in 1936. “I’m excited to be back,” Hessman said. “I have a lot of history here with this city and won a couple championships here, and on a personal level, breaking the home run record in a Mud Hens uniform. It’s always great to be back here, great place to play, great atmosphere, and I’m looking forward to another successful year.” The Mud Hens jersey Hessman wore when hitting homer No. 433 – a grand slam against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Aug. 3, 2015 – now hangs in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Hessman, who also played professional ball in Japan, Venezuela and Mexico, was a member of 17 different teams in his 20year career. He also represented Team USA at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and, fittingly enough, hit a home run. Hessman did play parts of five seasons in the majors, logging 109 games with the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets and Detroit Tigers. He batted .188 with 14 home runs, 33 RBIs and 79 strikeouts in 250 at-bats. Hessman is even the subject of a song by Boston-area singer-songwriter Howie Newman and is included on the album, “When You’re Happy.” Titled “The Ballad of Mike Hessman (Minor League Home Run King),” it chronicles Hessman’s 20-year baseball career that began in 1996. “I read about Mike in Sports Illustrated and thought it was a very interesting story,” said Newman, who has penned 11 other baseball songs among the 100 or so that he has written. “Here was a guy who must have really loved the game to have stayed with it that long and persevered through all the moving around and changing teams.” Hessman is part of a coaching staff that has to take on players who want to win, but at the same time, want to get to the Major Leagues any way they can. “We’ve got a really good group,” Hessman said. “They get along well, they play the game hard, and they get after it. We’ll just try to stay out of their way and turn them loose and let them have at it. “We’ve got some guys who are up and coming, for sure, like (outfielder) Daz Cameron, a couple arms that are here. We’ve got some guys who can play, like (infielder Brandon) Dixon from the Reds from last year. There are some guys here who can handle the bat and if they do that it should be a fun summer.” As hitting coach, Hessman knows his task, but says there are a lot of variables

Players and coaches gather for Mud Hens media day. Above, Caleb Thielbar signs a helmet. (Press photos by Ken Grosjean) with each player. “Each guy is different, so you have to spend some time with them to develop a relationship — kind of see where they are at, see where their strengths and weaknesses are and attack it from there,” Hessman said. “Obviously, we are trying to keep their head above water as far as staying positive throughout the year. It can be like a roller coaster being called up and down and when those moves happen you have to keep them level headed and make sure they are going about their business in a positive way so they can get another opportunity.” Juan Nieves will begin his first season in Toledo as pitching coach and Basilio Cabrera returns for his fourth season as third base coach. Athletic trainer Chris McDonald is back for his sixth season in Toledo and Jeff Mathers returns for a second season as Toledo’s strength and conditioning coach. Nieves says it will be difficult to know who the top pitchers will be as the season gets underway. “It will always be hard. Everybody is a prospect,” Nieves said. “Overall, you have the best pitchers of different age groups — of course, you have first year guys in the big leagues. Triple A always has that. You have the first year guys in Triple A, the veteran guys who have been up and down and had a cup of coffee and came back, so actually it’s a 22 to 32 year age group. It’s a great blend. You have the veteran guys and the younger guys who can bring plenty of energy. We have great arms and we look forward to seeing how they can pitch.” For Nieves, who has been with other organizations, this is his first time in Toledo as a coach or player. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t been in Toledo before.

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“I’ve been here against the Toledo Mud Hens for years and years,” Nieves said. “It’s exciting. It’s a way to pay back to the game. I have a lot of high experience at high levels, but this is a great level, of course. I think the young kids need it, especially now. It’s a way to pay back and pay forward, you know.”

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Gibsonburg’s softball program entering a new era By J. Patrick Eaken Press Sports Editor Gibsonburg softball is well respected throughout Ohio, winning three state titles from 2001-03 and finishing as state runnerup in 2004. In the 21st Century, the Golden Bears have been perennial contenders at the regional tournament and the number of league and tournament championships is in double digits. In just the last six years under coach Martin Brown, Gibsonburg has won five Toledo Area Athletic Conference titles and four district titles. Brown’s teams over that time have gone 112-19, and last year the Golden Bears were 19-6 overall and 10-0 in the TAAC. Now, Coach Brown leads his team into a new era, competing in the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division. His team returns nine lettermen. “We are hopeful to finish within the top three teams,” Brown said. “We know going into this season that we are going to be up against tougher competition in the SBC than what we were accustomed to in the TAAC. Regardless of wins and losses, this competition will better prepare us for the state tournament. “Our strong point is simple; these girls have the drive and desire it takes to look beyond the personal goals and reach the ultimate goal as a team.” The team has gotten off to a good start, defeating Woodmore, 2-1, Genoa, 7-1, Danbury, 36-0, and Tiffin Calvert, 141. Danbury and Calvert are both SBC River Division teams, which bodes well for the Golden Bears, as they have outscored league opponents by a combined 50-1 in their first two games. Two non-league losses were both one run games, coming at the hands of Elmwood, 7-6, and Oak Harbor, 6-5. Top returnees include senior pitcher Jasmine McNett, senior third baseman Emily Roberts, and senior shortstop Keely Snyder. McNett and Snyder were second team All-TAAC last year and McNett was honorable mention in district voting. McNett will play for Owens Community

Gibsonburg senior Keely Snyder slides into third. (Press photo by Doug HIse) College next year and Snyder will head to Malone University. Gibsonburg returns four players who batted over .300 last year, including sophomore Mariana Alejandro (.528), McNett (.458, eight home runs), Snyder (.422) and senior Emily Roberts (.333). Brown expects these four, along with junior Coral Kocsis and freshman Camren Krotzer, to be his top hitters again this year, and there is a reason for that.

“These girls put in extra time to be productive at the plate,” Brown said. “Mariana Alejandro did not start with the varsity squad in 2018, but her improving batting average not only had her on the varsity squad by the third week of the season, but she was eventually our lead-off hitter batting .528 for the season.” Against Woodmore, McNett went 3-for3 with a double and an RBI as Woodmore pitcher Sydni Buhrow took the loss.

Against Genoa, McNett was 3-for-4 with two doubles, Alejandro was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Snyder was 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBIs. Sarah Blousey took the loss for the Comets. Against Danbury, McNett was 5-for6 with a triple, double and seven RBIs. Snyder was 4-for-5 with two doubles and five RBIs, Kocsis was 2-for-2 with a double and RBI and sophomore Marissa Bruns was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. In the win over Calvert, Krotzer was 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs and Alejandro was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and two RBIs. Brown is making some moves on defense due to graduation. Pitcher Jasmine McNett got the win in every Gibsonburg victory so far, pitching a two-hit shutout against Danbury, and just allowing Calvert to get three hits. “Jasmine McNett took over the pitching duties this year. She moves the ball around nicely, which should help keep some hitters from crowding the plate,” Brown said. “Keely Snyder was moved from center field to shortstop this season. She has great range and even when she is deep in the hole she has the strong arm it takes to throw runners out at first base,” Brown continued. “Camren Krotzer is behind the plate for us and is currently in the six hole in the batting order. She has great potential on both sides of the ball and we are excited about her future with our program. “If we have a weakness, I would have to say it is the fact that we are still trying to work out some kinks with our defense. Only third basemen Emily Roberts is playing at the same position as last year, third base. We have the talent needed at each position; they just need a little more playing time together.” In the loss to Elmwood, Madilynn Zender was 2-for-3 with a double and home run in helping the Royals overcome the Bears. Against Oak Harbor, Tori Smith held the Bears to four hits while Kaitlynn Sandwisch was 3-for-4 with an RBI. For Gibsonburg, Snyder was 2-for-4 with a double, triple, and two RBIs. The Rockets scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to win the game.

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PRIMETIMES At left, the late Fred Koester. At right, his wife Karen Koester accepts her husband’s posthumous award at the National Football Foundation annual dinner and banquet. (Press file photo/NFF photos by Scott Grau)

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When eight of 10 local prep football teams finish the season .500 or better, those coaches typically are honored. That’s what the National Football Foundation did at its annual banquet — honored four local coaches who led their teams to league championships — Mike May (Oak Harbor), Mike Lee (Gibsonburg), Paul Patterson (Genoa) and Ken James (Northwood). A fifth coach, Fred Koester, was honored posthumously. Fred Koester began his football career at Genoa High School where he served as co-captain during his senior year. He was named first team All-Northern Lakes League and voted Most Valuable Lineman of 1960. After graduation, he got a walk-on position on the Bowling Green State University football team. He lettered under coach Doyt Petty and in three years the varsity team recorded a 26-4-1 record and Mid-American Conference championships in 1961 and 1962. He also enjoyed playing in the Los Angeles Coliseum in the Mercy Bowl. After college, his first teaching and coaching position was at Eastwood High School. During his 15 years as an assistant and head football coach, he helped guide Eastwood to an NLL championship in 1966 under head coach Ed Barney and as head coach led the Eagles to Suburban Lakes League titles in 1974 and 1977. His 1977 team had a perfect 10-0 season and he was voted SLL and Class AA Northwest Ohio District Coach of the Year. In 1980, he moved onto Rossford where he served as defensive coordinator under coach Tom Ferguson for 17 years. He helped lead the Bulldogs to four NLL championships and six state playoffs. In addition, he coached with Ferguson in four all-star games. Throughout his 32 years of coaching, he worked with 16 all-state players and 11 NFF and hall of fame scholar athletes. Koester, who resided in Northwood, was honored with inductions into the Genoa Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Eastwood Alumni Association’s Eagle Way Hall of Fame in 2016. Koester was nominated for Eastwood’s hall of fame by former football player Doug Albright, who played for that 1977 undefeated team. Koester retired in 1996, but stayed in contact with his coaching friends, football players and students. “He had a commanding presence, strove for excellence and tackled life with a purpose. He exhibited honor, courage and dignity to the end,” stated his NFF bio. When Koester was asked to assist the coaching staff at the annual Regional All-Star Football Game at Whitmer’s Memorial Stadium, it marked 52 years since he first began on the gridiron as a Genoa Comet in 1956. That 2008 Perrysburg annual Regional All-Star Football Game at Whitmer’s Memorial Stadium provided a chance for Koester to catch up on his old football buddies, too, including many who he coached with, coached against, and many who he coached. For instance, former Lake coach Mark Emans, who was an Eastwood linebacker who went on to become an All-American at Bowling Green and played briefly with the Green Bay Packers, was in attendance. At the time, Emans was the coach at Wauseon High School. “I saw Mark Emans, and he had both of his twins playing in this game. When he played for me, he was a heck of a ballplayer, too. I saw a number of kids who played for me that I know,” Koester told The Press in 2008. Mike May just completed his 11th year as head football coach at Oak Harbor. In 2018, the Rockets won the Sandusky Bay Conference Bay Division championship, qualified for the playoffs and finished with an overall record of 10-2. The Rockets won a home playoff game for the first time since 2006. Prior to Oak Harbor, May served as the defensive coordinator at St. Marys Memorial from 2000-07. He helped lead the Roughriders to six playoff appearances, including a state runner-up finish in 2004. He also coached at Elmwood for three years and Ohio Northern University for one season. Mike and his wife Kelli are both graduates of Vanlue High School and have been married 20 years. They reside

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in Oak Harbor and have four children. Mike Lee was named the head coach at Gibsonburg in 2018 and proceeded to go 9-2 overall and 7-0 in the league to win an SBC River Division title. Coach Lee served as an assistant at Woodmore, Fostoria St. Wendelin, and Fostoria and was previously a head coach at Clay and Woodmore. Paul Patterson was named head coach at Genoa in 2014 after serving as an assistant at Central Catholic and Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas. He also served as a head coach in multiple sports at Kenston and Whitehall. Genoa finished the 2018 season 12-1 after a deep playoff run to the regional final and 7-0 to win a Northern Buckeye Conference title. Patterson is a graduate of Ohio State University. Ken James is one of the deans of high school football coaching circles in Northwest Ohio. He has just concluded his 33rd season. Throughout the years, Northwood teams have a cumulative 194-148 record. Northwood has won 11 Toledo Area Athletic Conference championships, including 2018 where they went 8-0 in conference play and 9-2 overall. James has guided his teams to nine playoff berths.

Coaching vacancy Woodmore High School is looking to fill a vacancy as the boys varsity soccer coach. The Wildcats are a Divisiion III program that competes in the Northern Buckeye Conference. Candidates should have previous interscholastic coaching experience and evidence of strong leadership, management and communication skills. Any interested candidate should forward letter of interest, resume, and references to: Steve Barr, Athletic Director, Woodmore High School, 633 Fremont Street, Elmore, Ohio 43416; or via e-mail Deadline is April 15.

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Leady’s Eagles seeking third straight 20-win season By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer Kevin Leady knows something about cultivating potential. Eastwood’s eighth-year baseball coach invested in several young players three and four years ago, and it resulted in unprecedented success for the Eagles’ program. Four four-year starters graduated last year after helping Eastwood win a school single-season record 26 games. Those four players were members of teams that finished 9-17 in 2015 and followed with records of 21-6, 21-6 and 26-4. The Eagles reached the regional semifinals in 2016 and won a share of the Northern Buckeye Conference title, the program’s first conference championship in 21 years. Eastwood reached the regional finals two years ago – tying for the longest postseason run in school history - and won the NBC championship last season for its first outright conference crown in 41 years. Leady, who has 120 wins as the Eagles’ coach, lost six three-year starters off last year’s squad. “Those kids played some serious ball,” Leady said. Eastwood is off to a 3-1 start this season, beating Northwood, Oak Harbor and Waite and losing to Central Catholic after committing five errors. The Eagles have two returning starters in senior pitcher/catcher Justin Pickerel, a three-year starter, and senior center fielder Gavin Slattman. Pickerel was a first-team All-NBC utility player last year, and Slattman, who was hitting .571 through four games this season, was named honorable mention at second base. “The biggest thing I like about this team is team chemistry,” Leady said. “We have a bunch of guys who only care about the end result. We are 15 strong; we only have 15 guys on the varsity team and everyone matters. The last three years I’ve been able to write a very similar lineup every game. We may have 27 different lineups this year. I may rotate people based on pitching matchups - who is pitching and who isn’t pitching. Guys know they are competing for jobs and they just want their name in the lineup.”

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“Gavin and Justin have significant time (on varsity),” said Leady, who has already used as many as six left-handed hitters in the lineup. “The rest of them, this early in the season, we’re getting our feet wet. We’re playing some teams that push you, and I couldn’t be happier at 3-1. We are going to be very competitive, and there are going to be games like at Central Catholic, where we’re going to kick the ball around (defensively) a little bit.” The rest of the pitching staff includes senior left-hander Noah Hahn, juniors Noah Henline and lefty Caleb Peters, sophomores Jared McNulty and lefty Isaac Badenhop, and freshman Lake Boos. Leady said Pickerel is the only pitcher with previous varsity experience, and Henline will be asked to carry a lot of the load as well. “Henline throws strikes and has good pop,” Leady said. “He can hold runners well and I like how he’s in control during a game. He had a great year on the mound in jayvee ball last year, and he’s going to be a big part of the reason we have success. If we win some of the big games in the league, its because of Noah and Justin giving us a chance.” Hahn earned his first career win against Northwood, while Peters and Boos did the same thing against Oak Harbor and Waite, respectively. The Eagles’ team ERA after four games is 1.88. “After seeing these guys pitch, I’m not concerned,” Leady said. “They’ve come a long way and they have grown up a ton. Our team ERA, for a team that returned virtually no pitching, that’s solid for this early in the year.” Pickerel and freshman Andrew Arnston, who led the team in hitting (.625) through four games, will share the catching duties. The rest of Eastwood’s lineup consists of either Hahn or Peters at first base, junior second baseman Griffin Coffield, freshman Isaac Cherry at shortstop, Henline or McNulty at third base, Boos in right field and either Badenhop, Peters or junior Paul Smith in left field. “Our guys have done pretty well,” Leady said. “We are going to have some growing pains, but that’s part of having young players.”

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Curtice Community Club will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month to plan next year’s Curtice Kidz Day Festival, which will be held June 9. Anyone willing to donate to the American Flag Fund for flags to line the streets in Curtice during the summer months may send donations to Curtice Community Club, Box 194, Curtice, OH 43412.

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 more info, call 419-341-0913.




American Legion Auxiliary Unit 279 Meeting, April 8, Elmore American Legion. Fellowship at 7 p.m.; meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. All eligible women invited; attend meeting to determine if eligible. Harris Elmore Public Library, 328 Toledo St., will celebration National Library Week with daily prize activities. The week’s schedule includes: Board Meeting, April 8, 7 p.m.; T(w)een Tuesday: Breakout Box, April 9, 4:30 p.m.; Storytime, April 10, 11 a.m.; Free Spanish Class, April 10, 4:30 p.m.; STEM: Foosball, April 10, 4:30 p.m.; Big Bang Theory Trivia at Wine Flight, April 11, 6:30 p.m. 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 11:30 a.m. (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 Conservation Club Trap Shooting every Wed. from 6-9 p.m. (weather permitting). Call 419392-1112 for info.


Moms Are Be You-tiful in Christ Christian Moms Group will meet April 10 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Hall, 204 Main St. Join the group for a discussion on “Praying for and with Your Children.” Contact Patti Greenhill at 419-262-1165. Genoa Public Library, 602 West St. will celebration National Library Week with daily prize activities. In addition, programs include: Storytime, April 9, 11 a.m.; STEM: Foosball, April 9, 4:30 p.m.; OhioMeansJobs Employment Helpdesk, April 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 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.;

pantry once monthly. ID and proof of residency required. Info available at Pemberville churches.

Gibsonburg Public Library, 100 N. Webster St., programs include: Preschool Storytime, Thursdays, 11 a.m.; Cookbook Club, April 8, 6:30 p.m. – “Money Saving Slow Cooking” by Sandra Lee (bring a copy of your recipe with your dish); Book & Munch Club: Chapter Books (grades 4-7), April 10, 3:30 p.m. – “The Egypt Game,” ; Book & Snack Pack: Chapter Books (grades 1-4), April 17, 3:30 p.m. – “Swoardbird,”; Call 419-637-2173 for details. Active Seniors invited to Meet & Eat at Gibsonburg Senior Center, 100 Meadow Lane. Lunches every weekday, educational and social programs, health assessments and more. Transportation and homedelivered meals available. 419-637-7947.


Zion UMC, 18045 W. William St., EllistonTrowbridge Rd. – LIGHT pantry is open on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m.


Public Dinner, April 13, 5-6:30 p.m., Luckey U.M. Church, 5-6:30 p.m. Featuring baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, Betty’s salad, pie and coffee. Luckey Library presents storytime for ages 3-7 every Wed. at 6:30 p.m. Includes stories, finger plays, music & crafts. LEGO Club (K-5th grade) Sat. 10:30 a.m.-1:50 p.m.; Men’s Shoot-the-Bull gatherings Mon. at 9:30 a.m. Coffee provided. Read to a Dog Program, Thurs. (four 10-minute sessions available beginning at 4:50 p.m. – registration required). Home delivery to homebound Luckey residents is available by calling the library at 419-833-6040.

Oak Harbor

Broasted Chicken Dinner, April 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., American Legion Post 114, 221 Park St. Dine in or carry out. Public welcome. Call 419-898-5888. Moms Are Be You-tiful in Christ Christian Moms Group will meet April 10 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Hall, 204 Main St., Genoa. Join the group for “Praying for and with Your Children.”

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Pemberville Area Senior Center at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St., provides programs & activities for adults 60 & over. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Lunch served at noon. Hours for Community Food Pantry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St. include: Open the first two Tuesdays of the month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the rest of the month and 8-11 a.m. the last Saturday of the month (excluding holidays). Closed holidays. Eastwood School District residents may visit the

Annual Stony Ridge Easter Egg Hunt, April 13, 10 a.m., Stony Ridge Park. Open to ages 1-10. 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.


Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St., presents Family Storytime Tues. at 11 a.m.; Kinderskills for kids ages 3-6, Tues. at 2 p.m.; Students in Action Tutoring, Thurs. 6-7 p.m. (all grade school levels); Senior Wii Bowling Monday at 11 a.m. Call 419666-9900 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 meets Mon. 6:30-8 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 705 N. Main St. Call 419-838-7600.


Woodville Library, 101 E. Main St.: Science Squad, April 9 and 16 and May 7, 14 and 21 (grades 4-7) – a series of STEM programs featuring handson mechanical engineering activities (registration required); LEGO Club (K-6), April 6, 10-11:30 a.m.; Cookies & Coloring, April 8, 7 p.m. – an evening of coloring and relaxation for adults; Wednesday Adult Book Club, April 10, 7 p.m. – “Notorious RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg),” by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik; Bunny Crafts (K-6), April 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Roblox Club (grades 4-8), April 15, 6:30-8 p.m. – the library has a few iPads for use or bring your own device; Call 419-849-2744 to register. 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. Available to all Woodville Village and Township residents.

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Church Worship Guide Deadline: Thursday 11:00 am

Inspirational Message of the Week: Putting Gratitude in Our Lives We all know how nice it is to be thanked for some small kindness or good deed which we have done for another. But perhaps more important than the warm feeling that we get when someone expresses their gratitude to us, is the positive outlook that gratitude usually engenders in the person who is grateful. That is, the feeling of being grateful helps to keep us focused on the positive. Instead of harping on how bad things are, or regretting the past, gratitude looks for the positive aspect and the silver lining. And although we all may occasionally feel sorry for


ourselves, we can alleviate some of these feelings by getting into the habit of reminding ourselves of how much we have to be thankful for. Our good health, having friends and family who care about us, and even something as mundane as going to work, are truly things for which we ought to be grateful. We should spend some time each day counting our blessings. We might be pleasantly surprised to find that this exercise itself will make our lives better. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. N.I.V. 1 Chronicles 16:34


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

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

Frey Rd. Church of Christ 4110 Frey Rd 567-694-5062

Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11am & 6pm Wed. Bible Study 7 pm

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1838 S. Coy @ Curtice 419-691-1376 Rev. Brent Smalley, Pastor Sunday Worship 10:00 am Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm “Everyone Welcome”

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Contact Patti Greenhill at 419-262-1165. Oak Harbor Masonic Lodge #495 18th Annual Chicken Bar-b-que Fundraiser, April 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out in the Shelterhouse at Veterans Memorial Park. Dinner includes halfchicken, baked potato, green beans, roll, butter and dessert prepared by Bar-B-Que Traveler, of Lacarne, Ohio. Served as either dine in or carry out, weather depending. Pre-sale tickets available from any Masonic Lodge member, or call Andrew Haley at 419-707-4067. A limited number of first-come first-serve meals will be available that day. Oak Harbor Public Library will present Fine Forgiveness Program April 8-13 – applies to late fees and not lost or damaged materials; Crafting with Cheri, April 9, 6 p.m. – Garden Posts, supplies provided; Cut the Cord with Scott Frank, April 10, 6 p.m.; One Size Fits All Storytime Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.; Happy Dulcimer Group meets at the library Tuesdays at 3 p.m.; Watercolor Group meets Thursdays 12:30-4 p.m. (bring your own supplies); Mah Jongg Thursdays at 2 p.m.; “I Love My Library Wednesdays” for `Tweens, weekly at 3 p.m. Local History Museum is open Thursday 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit or 419-898-7001. Fish Fry featuring Lake Erie Perch, April 19, 4-7 p.m., American Legion Post 114, 221 Park St. Dine in or carry out. Public welcome. Call 419-898-5888. St. Boniface Fish Fry, 215 Church Street, Fridays, 4-7 p.m. through April 12. 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.

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.

Solomon Lutheran Church and School

215 Church St., Oak Harbor, OH Masses - Saturday 4:30 pm Sunday 8:30 am Rev. Tim Ferris, Pastor


305 W. Main St. 419-849-3600

Trinity Lutheran Church

Sunday School 9:20am. Interim Pastor Merlin Jacobs School Open Enrollment-Nursery thru 6th grade

Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Recovery Worship Thurs. 6:30-7:30 pm Sunday Worship: 8:00am & 10:30am

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412 Fremont St. 419-862-3461 Stephen Lutz, Pastor


Worship 8 am - 10:45 am Sunday School - 9:30 am

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

204 Main St., Genoa, OH Masses - Saturday 6:30 pm Sunday 10.30 am Rev. Tim Ferris, Pastor

Trinity United Methodist Main at 4th, Genoa

Sunday School 9:15 am Worship 10:30 am Ramp & Elevator

Pastor Greg Miller

Rt. 51 at Witty Rd., Just north of Elmore

Sunday Worship-9:00am

Sun. School-10:15 am for all ages

Wed. Evening Prayer-7:30pm

Pastor Mark Wentz 419/862-3630 Check out our facebook page.

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419-693-6682 • Near St. Charles & Bay Park • 5 minutes from downtown Toledo • Visit Spacious Newly Remodeled Units • Laundry • Pool • Cat Friendly • New Appliances • 1 Bed - $475.00 • 2 Bed - $585.00 • On Site Manager & Maintenance

Coming Soon! New Singles & Doubles 2 & 3 Bedroom Bank Financing Available! Walnut Hills/Deluxe Park 419-666-3993

*** PUBLISHER'S NOTICE *** All real estate or rental advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act. As amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), handicap (disability), or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free telephone number 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired is 1-800927-9275. *Equal Housing Opportunity*

1 Bed $475 & up 2 Bed $575 & up

Your New Home for 2019

East Side- All new 1 bedroom apartments. $400/month + electric +one month deposit, credit check. No pets/smoking. 419-250-9748

East Toledo- 655 Forsythe St. 4bedroom house, 1.5 bathrooms, rent to own/land contract only, sold as is, asking 28k. 419-704-1376 or 419280-1564

Eastside 1-Bedroom Lower $325/mo 1-Bedroom Upper $350/mo 2-Bedroom Lower $425/mo 3-Bedroom Lower $450/mo Plus Deposit & Utilities Appliances Included No Pets 419-691-3074


Oregon Arms Spacious 2 Bedroom apartment, appliances included, patio, C/A $575/Mo. +utilities. Mountianbrook 2 bedroom, newly remodeled, all electric/ no pets. Visit us on our website at: Office: 419-215-6588 Cell: 419-277-2545

We provide our local community a “trustedâ€? way to buy and sell to each other through our classified ads section. Delivered to over 47,000 Readers in Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky & Wood Counties Deadline: Thursdays at 1pm (Closed Fridays) 419-836-2221 or 1-800-300-6158 •

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

3 year contract for 30 acres farm ground, $200/acre. Must plant corn (and fertilize), wheat, beans in that order. 419-377-8127

Bosch Landscape Now Hiring Crew Members Spring & fall clean-up; trim, edge & mulch beds. Landscape & lawn installation; build beds, plant shrubs, trees & flowers, install hardscape. Part-time mowing available. You will need reliable transportation. Call 419-836-1551 Cash Services is currently looking to hire dump truck drivers. Must have Class A or Class B CDL and current DOT med card. Pay is based on experience and minimum starting at $18 per hour. Must be reliable and have a good driving record. Offering 401K match and medical available. If interested call for more information or stop in to fill out an application today! 419-972-6061 5811 Woodville Road, Northwood

featuring 1 bedroom apt. $500 2 bedroom apt. $600 2 bed. Townhouse $675$700 • Pool • Oregon Schools • Intercom entry • Cat Friendly • Washer/Dryer Hookups

Ask about our specials! “ Make your ďŹ rst Big Move!â€?

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

C1 Commercial Property; Located on SR20 Perrysburg; 2400SF Shop/Warehouse; 440SF Office; Plumbed Air; 3 Phase Electric; 12' Overhead Door; $1600/mo. (419) 349-2445

Need someone to clean welding shop/work area 1-2 days/week. $11/hr. 419-377-8127 Need someone to mow grass, upkeep property and mowing equipment 1-2 days/week. $12/hr. 419377-8127 SALES OPPORTUNITY NABF College World Series media publications/sponsorship. Commission only. Call 419-936-3887, leave name and phone number. Tri-State Expedited Service, a full service transportation company in Millbury, Ohio has an immediately opening for an AR/Collection/Credit person with experience. We offer a competitive salary plus a full benefit package. Please submit resume and salary requirements to or Fax to: 419-837-6494.


needed for excavating business.


Call 419-392-1488

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 O’Connell for more Information. 419-304-6253

Customer Service - Tri-State Expedited Service, has an opening on the second shift (3:30 P.M.- Midnight) The position requires excellent communication and phone skill. Tri-State offers a competitive salary plus a full benefit package. Please respond with resume, salary history and references to or fax to 419-837-6494.

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CURTICE- 1 & 2 Bedroom home, good location. Short-term Lease Available, Call Mark for more information 330-690-5376

East Toledo- 2 & 3 bedroom homes, $500/month-$650/month For more information call 419-779-7406


Dump Truck Driver needed Fulltime or Part-time. Must have CDL and dump truck experience. 419461-6295 Janitors Needed at Turnpike Plaza in Genoa, Part-time & full time shifts, including weekends. Pays up to $9.10/hr. Must have clean background and reliable transportation. Call 419-261-6094 Mon-Fri between 9am-4pm. Laborer needed for fence company. Must have drivers licenses & be a hard worker. Call 419-467-0156 Need combination Nanny/Secretary/Odd jobs person, 2 days/week. $11/hr. 419-377-8127


EXTRA! EXTRA! cash? Pick up a Press Route! The Press is looking to hire carriers. Routes are a flexible way to earn extra income on your own schedule. If interested, please contact Jordan 419-836-2221, Ext. 32.

R.D. Haar’s The Cleaning Professionals Now Accepting Applications • All Shifts • Positions for Management, OfďŹ ce, Sales & Housekeeping • Competitive Wage/Negotiable • Experience Not Necessary-Will Train • Bondable 18 Years, Current Drivers, License, Reliable & Dependable Individuals Only Need Apply • Clean Background Check

Leave message at 419-720-0593

Hecklinger Greenhouse Seasonal, Non CDL Truck Driving positions. New, leased 26’ Box trucks, easy delivery runs. Call 419-691-6105.


Bookkeeper, 20 yrs.+ experience in Quickbooks, Looking for a Part Time Job. Email:

Home Health Caregiver Are you or a loved one looking for help with Personal Care, Companionship, Housekeeping, Meal Preparation, or help with your Lawn & Garden. Experienced. CPR & First Aid Certified. Available Monday thru Thursday (8am-4pm) Call or Text 419-654-3453

Handyman needed to repair wooden fascia board and soffit of front porch due to recent wind damage. Please call 419-389-4875.

*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

Hardwood floor installation, refinishing & repair services. 24 yrs experience. Call Kyle Tyler 419-343-3719

LUCE TRUCKING #1 & #2 Topsoil Fill Dirt Driveway Stone River Rock Grindings Bobcat Work Commercial & Residential

(419) 836-4317

Turnpike Service Plazas are hiring for:


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

Apply @

Blue Heron Plaza

Wyandot Plaza

419-855-3478 419-855-7239

Summer Job Openings Maumee Bay State Park Campground Positions Day – Night – Weekends Park Maintenance Weekends Day/Evening Available Must be 18 and have a valid driver’s license. Apply in person at State Park Admin. Office, 1400 State Park Rd., Oregon Check for details

Bayshore Lawn Care Spring Clean Ups Residential/Commercial Mowing, Trimming, Bagging Mulching & Light Landscaping *Licensed & Insured *Free Estimates *Senior & Military Discounts Call 419-654-3752

Bob's Tree & Landscape Let us help rid your yard of the winter blues! Tree & Stump removal Tree & Hedge trimming Gutter cleaning Power washing Veterans & Senior discounts Fully Insured Free estimates 419-360-9956

From The Grass Up Licensed & Insured Fertilizing Weed Control Senior Discounts Free Estimates Kyle- 419-345-5666

J & R LANDSCAPING Servicing Yards Since 1999 •Bushes •Tree Trimming •Flower Beds •Decorative Ponds •New Lawns etc. “Spring & Fall Cleanupâ€? Call For Estimates – Insured James Sherman 419-693-5173 Cell #419-481-6765

THE BIG GUY LANDSCAPING One guy who does it all! Give him a call! Free Estimates

Call 567-207-4955

2017 Husqvarna W436 Commercial walk behind mower. Purchased new fall 2017 and used at one residential property. Only 47 hours. Excellent condition. $2,400. 419-344-3087

Erie Shores Lawn & Landscape Residential & Commercial Lawn mowing service Fertilization Programs Landscape (design, installation, maintenance) Bobcat services Bulldozer work / land grading Lawn & Sod installation Senior/ Military Discounts Referral Program Free Estimates 419-698-5296 or 419-944-1395

TURF TIGER LAWNCARE Commercial & Residential •Landscaping Design & Installation •Trimming •Spring/Fall Cleanup •Affordable •Free Estimates “Senior & Veteran Discountsâ€? Residential $25 +Up In Business since 2007 18 Yrs. Exp. - Ref. Available Fully Insured BBB 5 yr. A+ Rating


BAY AREA CONCRETE New or Replace Concrete •Driveways •Sidewalks •Pole Barns •Porches •Stamped & Color Concrete •Brick & Block work etc. Veterans & Senior Citizens Discounts -Free EstimatesLicensed & Insured Mike Halka 419-350-8662 Oregon, OH

COMPLETE MASONRY SERVICES • Brick • Block • Stone face • Tuckpointing • Chimney repair work • Basement Waterproofing Free Estimates Licensed & Insured


New or Tear Out & Replace Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios, Steps, Pole Barns, Garage Floors, Pads, Stamped & Colored.

Free Borders Spring Specials Bobcat Services Hauling Stone & Topsoil


~Free Estimates~ ~Licensed & Insured~


Professionals Quality and Service with a Smile.

Weeding, Pruning, Edging, Mowing, Flower Beds, Mulching, Hauling, Planting, Raking & Other Odd Jobs

Free Estimates Reasonable Rates Dependable No Job too Small

(419) 322-4469


CUTTING EDGE PROFESSIONAL PAINTING Interior/Exterior Power Washing Marc 419-464-8248


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

Kelli & Company Tag Sale GENOA, OHIO 23709 BRADNER ROAD Friday April 12th (9-4) & Saturday April 13th (9-2) SELLING ENTIRE HOME & GARAGE CONTENTS!! THIS HOME IS PACKED FULL OF ANITIQUES & PRIMITIVES! Antique Hoosier Cabinet, Sleigh/Buggy Seat, Barrels/Kegs, Yarn Winder, Antique Child Wagon, Jugs,Crocks & Bottles, Chicken Crate, Old Toys, Books & Vinyl Albums, Duck & Goose Decoys, Oil Lanterns, Wood Chairs, Cast Iron Skillets, Glassware, China & Pottery, Primitive Tools, Baskets & Wood Boxes, Antique Bayonets/Swords, r Tobacco Basket, Ford Model T Oil Tail Light Lantern, Primitive/Antique Cabinets, Vintage China Hutch, Vintage Beds, Vintage Baby Basket Bassinet, Kitchenware & Bakeware, Retro Kitchen Table, Vintage Dresser, Dry Sinks, Tables & Desks, Oak Table & Chairs, Gun Cabinet, Vintage Fly Swish Blankets, Vintage Garden Plow, Vintage Outdoor Wicker Furniture/Swing & Much More! For Details & Photo's visit enoa/43430/2159394

Great Model Railroading Booth & More inside Timeless Collectibles Great Eastern Shopping Center 2660 Woodville Rd Northwood, OH 43619 Saturday's (9-5) Sunday's (10-4) Ask for Ernie to get 10% off purchase.

“MEG'S SWEET PICKINS� Tues. - Sat. (9-5) Sunday's (10-4) Great Eastern Shopping Center 2676 Woodville Rd, Northwood Annalee Dolls, Mickey Mouse Collection, Old Toys, Holiday Decorations, Furniture and Much More! For more information call Jean 419-277-9083

Curtice HUGE Garage Sale 6381 Foxtail Run, off Wildacre Rd. in Wildflower Place (Wednesday-Saturday) April 10-13 9am-6pm Breville bread & pizza machines, wall/table dĂŠcor, jewelry, table lamps, cookware & tableware, wine glasses, oak bookshelf, oak TV stand, Tupperware, pictures/frames, Longaberger baskets & pottery, baby swing, mirrors, Jan Pugh pottery, Chico's/Talbots/JJill clothing, Coach/Brighton purses, men's XL clothing, Christmas dĂŠcor, Boyds/Precious Moments figurines, novels, DVD's, shoes, women's clothes and tons of misc.

Got too much stuff? Let The Press help get the word out about your garage sale!

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Reg. $20 (1� Box) (about 30-35 words) Your ad is seen by over 49,000 Readers in our circulation area and also on the web.

ROSSFORD RUMMAGE SALE Rossford UM Church 270 Dixie Hwy Thurs. April 11 (9-6pm) Lunch 11-1pm Fri. April 12 (9-4pm) Lunch 11-1pm Sat. April 13 (9-Noon) $3 BAG DAY

JD 9400 Combine $32,000. JD 2950 Tractor $17,000. JD 630 Disc 20ft $5,500. 419-308-9066

The Press Newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertising material we deem unacceptable. Please check your ad upon first insertion for accuracy. The newspaper will assume responsibility for the first publication only. Compensation will be in the form of ad space or credit, not to exceed original cost of the ad. NO REFUNDS.

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419-836-2221 • Fax 419-836-1319

Open Mon.-Thurs. 9-5 Closed Fridays

$7,000 sign on bonus

Bed (queen) $150, dresser (9 drawers & mirror w/shelves) $150, cabinet $25 and nightstand $5. Country set. 419-266-2535 La-z-boy recliner. About 10 years old. Medium blue. Always covered, barely used. $95. 419-836-9754

Fax resume to 419-637-2555 or send email to or stop in at address below.

355 Windsor Lane Gibsonburg, Ohio 43431

1 dozen jelly jars, 18 large mouth pints, 6 pint small jars. Jar lifter, funnel, good used - some new rings Funnel $40. 419- 838 7111

WCCOA Outreach Coordinator The purpose of this posiĆ&#x;on is to increase visibility of, and support for WCCOA through creaĆ&#x;ve and consistent messages. This includes print, electronic, and social media.

Windsor Lane Health Care is seeking applications for the following positions


QualiďŹ caĆ&#x;ons for this posiĆ&#x;on include: Bachelor’s degree in public relaĆ&#x;ons, markeĆ&#x;ng, adverĆ&#x;sing, communicaĆ&#x;on, journalism or other related program or demonstrate equivalent experience in related ďŹ eld. Must possess strong wriĆ&#x;ng, research, and organizaĆ&#x;onal skills. Must demonstrate and understand media relaĆ&#x;ons skills. Must be proďŹ cient with InDesign and MicrosoĹŒ Oĸce soĹŒware (including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher). Must manage sensiĆ&#x;ve and conďŹ denĆ&#x;al informaĆ&#x;on with integrity. Demonstrated communicaĆ&#x;on skills, both wriĆŠen and oral.

$1,200 sign on bonus

Must meet the requirements contained in Ohio AdministraĆ&#x;ve Code (OAC) 173-3-06.6 (B)(3). Compliance shall be reviewed not less than annually. Must successfully complete Bureau of Criminal InvesĆ&#x;gaĆ&#x;on (BCI) records check, as deďŹ ned in OAC 173-9-01. Must demonstrate uency in English, both wriĆŠen and oral. Must be able to liĹŒ a minimum of 50 pounds consistently.

Since 1972

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Deadline Thursdays at 1pm


Windsor Lane Health Care is seeking applications for the following positions

Evelyn's Excursions 419-737-2055 Cell 419-367-1471 Also Face Book & Web

*Must Mention ad at time of placement or bring in to receive discount . Expires 10/25/2019



Fax resume to 419-637-2555 or send email to If interested in taking STNA classes, stop in! 355 Windsor Lane, Gibsonburg

Agency applicaĆ&#x;on available at the Wood County CommiĆŠee on Aging, 305 N. Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio; at our website or by calling 419.353.5661. ApplicaĆ&#x;ons will be accepted unĆ&#x;l the posiĆ&#x;on is ďŹ lled. EOE.


Great Eastern Plaza 2664 Woodville Rd. TUES-SAT: (9am-5pm) SUN: (10am-4pm)


Great Eastern Plaza 2660 Woodville Rd. OPEN EVERY WEEKEND: Saturdays (9am-5pm) Sundays (10-4) Trains, antique dolls and toys, bears, clocks, glassware, baskets, nautical, holiday dĂŠcor, military items, primitives, furniture, coins, clothes, video, quilts, games, crafts, books, jewelry, purses, shoes, Tupperware, wall hangings, phonographs, knives, murano and healing jewelery, records, VHS/DVD's & Players, lamps, knick knacks, kitchenware, puzzles,TV's, bedding, linens, and more. For more information call Jean 419-277-9083.

***Garage Sale Ads*** Ads reach approximately 47,000 local readers AND are placed on our website Ads Should Run The Weekend Before Your Sale.

Deadline: Thursdays @ 1pm All ads must be prepaid by cash, check or credit card. 1� Boxed Ad = $20 1.5� Boxed Ad = $25 2� Boxed Ad = $30 Ads can be placed by phone 419-836-2221 Or Emailed to Classified@ Or in person at 1550 Woodville Rd, Millbury, OH


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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

HIRING HEROES J U S T L I K E YO U ! Genoa Retirement Village is Now Hiring Compassionate:

• RNs • LPNs • QMAs FT/PT Opportunities Available for 2nd & 3rd Shifts


Tools, Bikes, Outdoor, Camping, Fishing, Sports, Appliances, Records, Man Cave and more. For more information call Jean 419-277-9083.

Whats in it for you? • Competitive Salaries with Weekly Pay • No agency; we exclusively hire permanent employees • FREE Health Insurance Option • Training programs to develop future leaders • Student loan repayment, Scholarships & Tuition Reimbursement • Various Bonus Opportunities Questions? Text Meredith, our recruiter, at (419) 951-0423 or to apply text Trilogyhs to 97211

Genoa Retirement Village 300 Cherry St, Genoa, OH 43430



54� Cub Cadet mower, Kohler 24 professional grade z-force-s zero turn with steering wheel control. $2,200. 419-862-2891

Antique Interior Doors from 1920's, $95/ea. 419-836-9754 Case XX knife collection. If no answer leave message. 419-836-4011

FREE CLASSIFIED LINER AD On items $100 and under. Good till April 25th, 2019. Perfect for quick-sell merchandise items such as TV's, Furniture, Appliances etc. Up to 20 word limit on General Merchandise only. No commercial ads. Limit 2 ads per customer and each ad runs for 2 weeks. Deadline – Thursday 1pm

The PRESS 1550 Woodville Rd. Millbury 419-836-2221 Mon.-Thurs. 9-5 Golden Scooter Chair- Good Condition, Needs New Battery, $950 Or Best Offer, 419-693-5806 Must sell Bowflex Power Pro Strength Training System with owners manual & fitness guide. $400. Call David 567-201-9640 anytime.

Dutch Little Nellie is an adorable 8 month old Tiger kitten. She’s very curious about everything and loves to watch and see what people are doing. Nellie also enjoys toys that jingle or have feathers. This darling girl really wants to satisfy her curiosity about a real home and would love to see you soon! The Humane Society of Ottawa County

2424 E. Sand Rd Port Clinton, OH 43452 Open: Tues-Sat 12-5p.m., (419)734-5191,

Our adoption fees are: Cats (1-5 years) $90 Cats (5+ years) $45 Kittens (under 1 year) $125

*All adoption fees include spay/ neuter & appropriate vaccinations*




Since 1972


Metro • Suburban • Explore PublicaĆ&#x;ons serving Lucas, OĆŠawa, Sandusky and Wood CounĆ&#x;es

Box 169, 1550 Woodville Rd. Millbury, OH 43447

Deadline 1pm Thurs. - Open M-Th. 9 to 5 Box 169, 1550 Woodville Rd. 419-836-2221 fax: 419-836-1319

*We buy most anything from automobiles, antique vehicles, will come look, pay HundredsThousands! Call 419-870-0163

20HP Yamaha Kicker Motor, side mount control, electric start tilt & trim, Panther mounting bracket and remote steering. $3,500/OBO. 419559-3059

2006 Subaru Legacy GT. 71,400 miles, excellent condition, original owner. Lots of bolt on mods. All professionally done. It has 332 whp and 334 ft. Lbs. of torque. Car has never been raced, or ever abused. I have all the documentation for work done, and all the dyno printouts. Mods to numerous to list. Asking $15,000. For any questions you can call me at (419) 343-7577 or (419) 691-0619

2 Thumbs Up with the Big Deal Discount!

1998 Mercury Villager window van-1 owner, 6cyl./auto, looks new in and out, 120K-$2,000/OBO. It's gotta be the nicest one in town! 419870-0163 2009 COLEMAN AMERICANA LE CHEYENNE CAMPER. FOR SALE - $8,000 EXCELLENT CONDITION INSIDE NEVER BEEN ON A TRIP!! Rear & Front Tent End Beds, 2 Burner Range, Single Sink, Storage, Booth Dinette-Bench Seat w/Slide Out Bed, Front Storage Trunk, Awning and More. CALL 419-340-6334 -ASK FOR KENT

Handsome Hayden is a 1 year old Mastiff/Boxer mix looking for his forever home. He's a ball of energy who loves to run and play in the backyard. Hayden also enjoys long walks where he can check out the scenery! Hayden is great with other dogs and kids. Come see if this gorgeous fellow is that missing piece of your family! The Humane Society of Ottawa County 2424 E. Sand Rd Port Clinton, OH 43452 Open: Tue-Sat 12-5 (419)734-5191 Our adoption fees are: Dog's (over 1 year) $150* Puppies (under 1 year) $175* *Includes spay/nuder

ClassiďŹ ed Line Ad On items $100 and under. Good til April 25th, 2019 Perfect for quick-sell merchandise items such as m TV’s, Washers, Dryers, Furniture, Appliances etc. F

1968 Chevy C30 Flat Bed Farm Truck, 5ft removable racks, tandem axles, V8 stick, 80k miles, just out of barn. Red original paint, nice, never any rust, looks new, drive anywhere. $4,000 OBO. 419-870-0163

Leer fiberglass Truck Cap Excellent condition. Very heavy duty, with sliding windows and lights. Dark gray in color. $375 OBO. Call or text 419-654-3453

Boat Auction April 17th @ 5:00 P.M. 2180 Autokee Oregon, Ohio 43616 (Harbor View Yacht Club)

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1984 34' Sea Ray Oh1605Y5 John Pahl Last Known Address: 11999 Dyke Rd. Curtice, Ohio 43412 Cash or Check Boat sold as is where is. No warranty!



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KP Premier Realty

Auctioneer: Ken Belkofer 419-277-3635

Directions: From Oak Harbor, OH take SR 105 W approx 3 miles to sale from Lindsey, OH take St Rt. 590 N to 105 turn right first place on left Auctioneers Note: Open house will be from 10am to 3pm Sat. April 6, 2019. Sale order misc wagon, tractors, trucks, combine, machinery. Mr. Schimming has retired from many years of farming & is offering a good line of equipment. Riverview Auxiliary will provide lunch. Out of state buyers must have bank letter if paying by check. Tractors: 1994 JD 4560 FWD, 3HYD outlets, PS, Quick Hitch, Hub Duals, 18.4 R 42 Tires, cab, heat & air, Front and Rear WTS, 4919 HR. 1978 JD 4240, Quad, Updated Tires, 5135 HR, Axle Duals, 16.9-38 Tires, Cab, H&A, 4 Front WTS, 2 Hyd. 1976 JD 4230, Quad, Good Tires, Cab, H&A, 2 Hyd, 5575 HR, OH at 4000 HR. JD 158 Loader. 1978 JD 2840, Diesel, 3 PT, HR?, 2 Hyd. JD 148 Loader. 9N Ford w Sherman Stepup, 3PT. Auto Steer: Tremble CFX 750 Auto Steer, EZ Steer 500. Centerline 220 lightbar Trucks: 1976 Ford 880, 66219 MI, Louisville, V8, Gas, 5SP 2SP, Tandem, Twin Screw, Hoist, Air Breaks, 20FT Bed. 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Cab ½ V8 PL, PW, AC, AM FM, 287914 MI. Combine: 1996 JD 9500, New Tires, 2443 Motor, SEP, 1664 HR, Chaff Spreader. JD 925 Grainhead. Killbros header wagon. JD 643 cornhead, Oil bath, low tin w homemade header cart. Planter & Drills: JD 750 no till drill 15 ft yetter markers plastic auger 6 WTS. Kinze 11 Row no till planter, liquid fert. Farm Equipment: Case IH 4300, 22FT, Field Culti. w Tandem, HYD wings w Remlinger Drag + Rolling Baskets. Case IH 496 Disc w Hyd wings, 24FT, Tandem, w rolling baskets. Brillion 22Ft cultimulcher hyd fold, Danish tine. DMI Econo-till, 3PT, 5 Tooth. 4-350 Hopper Wagons w 10 ton gears, 1 Hopper Wagon w 965 JD gear, UFT 3PT Furrower Model 358. Wil-Rich 4411 Disc Chisel, 11 Tooth Tandem. Woods 214 Chopper w Wings. 7FT, 3PT Chopper PTO. 14FT Harowgator Drag. 14FT 3PT Lely-Roterra. 4 Bottom Ford Rollover Plow, 16IN. Mckee 6 Row Cultivator w Shields, Danish tine. 150 Bushel Hopper Wagon w JD Gear. JD 3 Section Slant Tooth Drag. Snowblower Single Auger 8FT. 14 FT JD Cultipacker w HYD and End Transport, Mud Scrapers. 16.9-38 Duals. 8FT Box Scraper Kodiak. 2 Bottom Dearborn Plow 3PT. Buzzsaw. JD Front WTS 7. Cement Mixer on Wheels. Sprayer: Top Air 500 gallon 45 ft hyd fold, foamer. Rate Controller Misc.: 200M Honda 3 Wheeler. 2 Bicycles. Homelite Weedeater Gas, Live trap. Large Wrenches. Wheel Barrow. 12 Ton Press. Lincoln Wire Welder. AC 225 S Lincoln Welder. Torch Set. Porter Cable Cut-off saw. Craftsmen Bandsaw. BD Hammer Drill. 2 Millwaukee Drills. Bolts. Hand Tools. Polisher. Lufkin 300FT tape measure. HYD Fittings. Torque Wrenches. Grinder Stones. Taps and Dies. Retractable Air Hose. Drill Bits. Punches and Chisels. Aluminum Pipe Wrenches. 220 EXT Cord. R12 + R134A Hoses & Gages. Tail Lights. Slow Moving Signs.Welding Helmet. Vise. Squeeze Pump. Come Along. 2-50 Gallon Barrel Pumps. C-Clamps. Beer Tap. ž Drive Snapon tools. ž ½ Impacts. Rockwell Porta Bandsaw. IR Ginder. Line Wrenches. Alans. Screwdrivers. Craftsmen 10IN 3HP Tablesaw. Senco Air Nailer. Electric Barrel Pump. Quick Hitch.50 Gallon Fuel Tank & Pump. 2- 1 Ton Chain Falls. Water Heater for Livestock. Cattle Dehorner. Circular Saw. Paint Sprayer. Allum Concrete Float. 2 Air Fans for Grain. 6IN Joiner Craftsman. 4 Inch Auger, 14 FT. Screw jack. Pipe Wrenches. Consigned: JD Gator 4x2 w/lift on the bed Terms: Cash or check with proper ID. All items sold as is where is. Not responsible for accidents, or items after they are sold. Statements made the day of sale supersede all printed matter. Licensed by the division of Licensing, Ohio Department of Agriculture, and bonded in favor of the State of Ohio. Out of State buyers shall bring bank letter of funds.


Up to 20 word limit on General Merchandise Only. No commercial ads. *Limit 2 ads per customer and each ad runs for 2 weeks.



Since 1972


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Box 169, 1550 Woodville Rd. Millbury, OH 43447

Deadline Thursday 1pm

CYCLEMAN We Repair Chinese Pocket Bikes, Scooters, and Mopeds, many parts available. Also repair motorcycles. Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday (12-6pm) Call to verify hours 419-244-2525

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She is one of close to 60 dogs looking for homes right now at Lucas County Canine Care & Control - 410 S Erie St Toledo - 419.213.2800 come meet your new best friend today! If you are missing your dog, please make sure to always come and check our shelter first!

(Open M-Th. 9 to 5) Closed Friday’s

Sears Car luggage rack & mounting bars. Good condition. Will fit on any vehicle. $50 OBO. Call or text 419654-3453

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419-350-8662 Oregon, OH



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call 567-207-4955


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Robert Belville Builder

Your local, veteran-owned small business

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Licensed & Insured

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Gray Plumbing 25 Years Experience Insured/Bonded All Major Credit Cards Accepted — Senior Discount — LICENSED MASTER PLUMBER

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50 Years Experience

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Tree Service

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Since 1964


Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Windows, Shutters, Custom Design Decks

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Jim Gray 419-691-7958


Wind damage? Shingles or siding missing? Downed branches? We handle all types of home repairs. Call us! 567-225-1570 Licensed & Insured

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TOUR DATE • Thursday, April 18, 2019 LOCATION • Parkcliffe Memory Care Community 3075 East Plaza Blvd / Northwood, Ohio TIME • 9am-3pm with tours every half hour This free event takes place the third Thursday of every month; registration is required. Please contact Liz Hofbauer at to register.

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