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Clay to present Godspell The Clay High School limelighters will present the musical “Godspell.” Performances are March 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m. and March 24 at 3 p.m. A portion of the opening night performance will be donated to Andrew Gale, a Clay Limelighter graduate who is recovering from a spinal cord injury. Pictured in rehearsal, at left, Todd Klewer as Jesus, with, top row: Jared Miller, Sierra Gargac, Trent Cook. Bottom row: Mackenzie Wells and Madison Phillips. At right, Andrew English portrays both Judas and John the Baptist. For more information call 419-693-0665. (Press photos by Ken Grosjean)


Schools may refinance, save millions By Kelly J. Kaczala Press News Editor The Oregon school board passed a resolution at its last meeting to authorize Treasurer Jane Fruth to refinance the balance of its school improvement bonds and save the district $3 million. The district issued $44,999,993.05 school improvement bonds on May 12, 2005 to fund the construction of a new elementary school to replace Coy Elementary, and to renovate, add and remodel other buildings in the district, including an addition, partial demolition and renovation of Clay High School. It also funded equipment, furnishings, site improvements and landscaping. “The interest rates have been dropping,” said Fruth at a Feb. 19 meeting. “The rate is roughly ranging from 3 to 5 percent on the current debt. Preliminary numbers as we run our estimates show we could reduce that from 1 to 4 percent. This would save our taxpayers over $3 million over the life of the debt, or roughly $158,000 per year. Any way we can find savings for the taxpayers, we will. This resolution allows us to proceed and look into the refinancing.” The resolution provides for the issuance of up to $33,960,000 in school im-

Who knows what other rug can be pulled out from under us.

Gov. John Kasich’s budget proposal to cut taxes on businesses and to expand the sales tax base presents a quandary for business organizations which can see benefits as well as disadvantages for their members. House Bill 59 lowers the rate of the state sales tax from 5.5 percent to 5 percent while expanding the state tax base to include most sales of services. Julie Feasel, a spokesperson for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber hasn’t yet taken a position on the tax proposals in the budget. “We are still reviewing the bill. Our tax committee met today to go through portions of the bill and we have other committees meeting over the next couple of weeks. Because the bill is over 4,200 pages, it might be a couple of weeks before any decision is made on what position, if any, we will take,” she said. Currently, the sale or use of services are exempt from taxation unless a particular service is expressly subject to the tax. The bill reverses that and instead requires the taxation of sales of services unless the sale is exempted, according to an analysis of the bill by the Legislative Service Commission. Services that will remain exempt include: • Medical and health care • Educational and tutoring • Real property construction • Lease or rental of a residence if the lessee occupies the dwelling for at least 30 days and the dwelling is his or her primary residence. • Adult and child day-care • Social assistance • Services used in the production of tangible property by mining • Residential trash pick-up and disposal at single-, two-, and three-family dwellings. • Funeral services • Transactions in which a consumer obtains insurance. • Services of an employer for workers. From Jan. 1 through June 30, 2012, about $4.3 billion in state and permissive

provement refunding bonds. “If the markets were to change in a manner that is no longer advantageous, obviously we won’t follow through,” said Fruth. “But this is the first step in the process.” Board member Jeff Ziviski said the resolution gives Fruth authorization to proceed with refinancing the debt. “This is the only motion the board has to make. If the numbers come in the way we want them to be, then we go forward with it,” said Ziviski. “This reduces the rate down to 1 percent for the first several years, then it goes up a percent every five years. But the highest rate it’s going to go is still lower than the highest rate we are going to pay under the current term. And

More money Also at the meeting, Fruth said in her treasurer’s report that the money the district will receive from Gov. John Kasich’s new school funding formula if the state’s two year budget is passed will not come close to making up the financial losses over the years. “Oregon is one of the districts that actually has good news from the budget. We will have increases. For 2014, it’s $1.9 million of increases. For 2015, it’s $2.3 million. The reason this is helping us so much is because it’s been at least four or five years the district has been on a formula. And in that time, I’m sure you’ve heard us talk about the loss of personal property taxes and all kinds of valuation. The bottom line, since 2006, our district has lost 34 percent of our valuation. So this is the first time we’ve received any relief from the state on this,” said Fruth.

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the $158,000 savings per year is not out of the general fund, but the bond fund. I don’t want to get those two confused. Just because we’re authorizing this tonight doesn’t mean we’re doing it, but only gives Jane the opportunity to investigate it and make sure things go the way we want them to before we proceed.”

solve her daughter’s murder, the Polish-American boy who survived gruesome medical experiments during WWII and the woman, once a victim of fear, who fought back against crime and founded CrimeStoppers. The

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Sales tax Continued from front page (local) sales and use tax was collected from 180,934 different vendors. Out of the 30 classification groups, collections ranged from a high of $542.4 million from general merchandise stores to a low of $3.1 million from the agricultural, forestry, and fishing sector, according to the Ohio Department of Taxation. The bill reduces personal income tax rates over three years and creates a new deduction for business income for those receiving income as a sole proprietor or as an owner of a pass-through entity (S corporations, partnerships or limited liability companies treated as partnerships for federal income tax purposes). The deduction equals half of the business income and is capped at $375,000 per year or $187,500 for married couples who file separately. Valerie Winterfield, executive director of the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce, said the organization defers to the Ohio and U.S. chambers on political issues. “It creates too much feedback from both sides in a small town. We focus on helping the business and growing our community,” she said. The board of governors of the Ohio State Bar Association, however, has voted unanimously to oppose the expansion of the sales tax, arguing that taxing legal services would put Ohio businesses at a competitive disadvantage and cause clients to move their business to a state without similar taxes. Joel Dollarhide, a certified public accountant with an Oregon firm, said the bill would likely result in a 5 percent cost increase for businesses using outside professional accounting services “Currently no state adjoining Ohio levies a sales tax on professional accounting services, if the State of Ohio goes forward with this new sales tax it would lead to a competitive disadvantage for Ohio CPAs,” he said. Sarah Beavers, executive director of the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce, said lower taxes could be beneficial to the business community but the bill warrants more study. “We feel a change in legislation that promotes business growth is important. A reduction in certain taxes will hopefully improve small business by allowing them to invest in their business and back into the community. We will be looking into HB59 further as it was just recently introduced,” she said. Roger Geiger, executive director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses/Ohio, told the Ohio Township Association recently the federation’s membership was split fairly evenly on the proposal. He said about 1 million small businesses would benefit from the tax cut but they remain concerned about the broadening of the sales tax.

Going down Demolition continues on the former Toledo Edison Acme power plant at 1522 Front Street. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

Schools may refinance, save millions Continued from front page “Under our current five year forecast, we were talking about having negative cash balances in 2015 of $490,000 and looking at a negative cash balance in 2017 of $16.8 million. With this new budget, we’d be ending 2015 with over $5 million, and ending 2017 down $5.5 million compared to $16.8 million,” she said. She cautioned that the governor’s budget has not yet been approved by the Legislature. And if it is approved, the increase in funding will not go very far. She district, she noted, will no longer receive hold harmless monies from the state. “In the governor’s budget, we are not going to get any more money they’ve been sending us to replace the monies we lost in the tangible personal property taxes,” she said. “That’s huge. Obviously, again, this isn’t final. Who knows what other rug can be pulled out from under us. But we’re one of the districts that are happy. It’s about time we’re happy when we consider all the valuations we’ve lost. Yes, we’re having an increase. But in terms of our total budget, what does this really mean to us? You can

see it’s only 5 percent of our general fund budget. Forty-eight percent of our general fund budget comes from our real estate taxes, and 23 percent comes from the state foundation. The 5 percent slice is the increase.” Board President P.J. Kapfhammer said it was important to note that the increase in state funding would help the general fund, but not the capital or permanent improvement fund. The district is seeking a renewal of a 2-mill, five year permanent improvement levy on the May 7 ballot. The levy is

expected to collect $1,018,277 from 2014 to 2018. The revenue would be used to fund improvements in the district, such as major building repairs, technology upgrades, and the purchase of buses. It would not go towards salaries or operations. “This will help the general fund,” Kapfhammer said of the increase in state funds, “but it has nothing to do with the capital or permanent improvement fund. What we use that money for is busing, security, textbooks.”

Rt. 2 bridge, pavement projects The Ohio Department of Transportation has begun a bridge project on State Route 2 near the border of Ottawa and Lucas counties that will close a section of the route through May. The project began last Monday. Route 2, between Veler and Krause roads, will be closed for the bridge replacement, detouring traffic to State Route 579, State

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Oregon ok’s zoning change for car lot Oregon City Council on Monday approved a zoning change and conditional use permit for a parcel on Navarre Avenue for a proposed used car lot. Zoning at 2705 Navarre Avenue was changed from R-2 Medium Density Residential to C-2 General Commercial Zoning. Henry’s Automotive was formerly at the location on the north side of Navarre Avenue, east of Wheeling Street. Jim Gilmore, commissioner of building and zoning, said the parcel has split zoning, with C-2 in the front, and R-2 in the back. “The plan commission has granted a conditional use for outdoor sales of autos, and also recommended approval for the zoning change,” Gilmore said. The property that is rezoned at the rear will hold a detention pond, which would provide screening or act as a buffer to residential property that abuts the site. “Are we assured then that the property, when rezoned, will line up with properties next to this parcel with similar zoning?” asked Councilman Jerry Peach. “That is correct. C-2 zoning is the adjacent zoning and would match up perfectly,” said Gilmore. “The holding pond is great,” said Councilman Sandy Bihn. “Is there actually screening that will go on the northern side of this property so you can’t see residential from this parcel at all? It’s my pet peeve on Navarre Avenue when you look back that you can see all the residential on so many of these parcels and they’ve not been properly screened for the transition from commercial to residential.” “That is correct,” Gilmore said of trees and bushes that will provide screening. “We’ll have screening of 20 feet that’s required by the code.” “I remember doing the Home Depot parcel and there was a lot of screening and a whole buffer zone,” said Bihn. “How tall will this grow? Will it actually create a screen after it’s planted that will actually not allow you to see the residential behind it. “If I’m correct, the trees will be every 25 feet and the bushes, which will get to a height of 3 feet within two years, will be the amount of screening there,” said Gilmore. “This will be about the best screening in this area that will make the zoning consistent,” said Administrator Mike Beazley. “This is a considerable upgrade, about the best we have. The planning commission felt good about it.” Bihn said she thought the screening behind Walmart was more than 20 feet. “Wasn’t the buffer much more than 20 feet? Are we consistent in how we treat people, because it affects property values and it affects the aesthetics in the neighborhood, which is important.” “We are consistent,” said Gilmore, “but there’s always a chance council will

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approve some special project that might require larger buffer yards. It’s specified in the code and that’s what we follow. It’s 20 feet when it abuts residential.” Councilman Dennis Walendzak asked Gilmore if he spoke with residents whose properties abut the parcel and if he had addressed any of their concerns. “I did not have conversations with any residents,” said Gilmore. Residents who would be affected were notified by his office about the proposed zoning change. “I did not hear from anybody.” Bihn asked what type of trees will be

used for screening. “We have a list of trees we go off of,” said Gilmore. “There’s a number of different trees they’re allowed to use. In this particular situation, I believe the screening that’s planned will be even larger than what is required. I believe they will have trees planted around the detention pond, not because it’s required by our code, but because they want to do it. There is a number of species of trees that we could use.” Bihn said Evergreens would be better for screening because the trees are cleaner and create a better buffer. “If it’s possible to suggest that, it would be a good thing,” said Bihn. According to the proposed site plan, the detention pond will be in the back 206 feet of the property and the paved area where the cars will be displayed would be in the first 426 feet. The Project Review Committee discussed the matter and feels that the positioning of the detention pond and the screening in the back 20 feet will buffer the C-2 use against the R-2, according to Gilmore. At a planning commission meeting on Jan. 15, Greg Perrin, who represented the owner of the company, said the company owns 22 other used car dealerships. He also said the property will be leased and that the other lots usually have no more than 40-50 autos displayed on the lot.

Public invited to hear talk on E.Toledo Museum Christopher Gillcrist, executive director of the Great Lakes Historical Society, will speak to the public Thursday, March 21 about the National Museum of the Great Lakes expected to open in September at the Marina District in East Toledo. The museum will be located in the Toledo Marina building adjacent to the relocated S.S. Schoonmaker Museum ship. There will exhibits on Great Lakes exploration, settlement, industry and shipwrecks. The presentation will be held at Hope Church, 5650 Starr Ave. on the Starr Extension off Wynn Road in Oregon (behind the Oregon Rec Center). The talk will begin at 12:30, following the club’s monthly luncheon. The public is invited. RSVP to Jodi Gross at 419-691-1429, ext 213.

East Toledo meetings As a result of a community forum held in January, East Toledo residents interested in building a healthy and sustainable community came together to create two committees to address concerns and issues. A Safety Committee will meet March 5 at 6 p.m. and a Housing/Economic Development Committee will meet March 7 at 6 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave. Jodi Gross, ETFC community builder, says the mission is “to involve as many interested East Toledo residents and stakeholders through advocating, working and collaborating to build a healthy and sustainable community with one voice” and “to continue open communication with all interested stakeholders that include neighborhood groups, block watch groups, residents, churches, organizations, agencies, schools, and businesses. For information, call Gross at 419351-4971.

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Two Villages forum addresses teen issues “Sometimes I don’t know what I need to know in order to make the best decisions for my children.” This comment, often shared among parents, is at the root of the work underway by Two Villages. Formed in 2009 by residents in the Elmore and Woodville communities, Two Villages provides community awareness programs designed to keep adults current on information regarding the core issues surrounding high risk behaviors in teens. The 2013 Community Forum will be held Sunday, March 10 from 3-4:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd, Elmore. The first presentation will be “Teen Health and Safety: A Review of Ottawa and Sandusky County Community Health Assessments” facilitated by Kathy Silvestri, Director of Health Planning of the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio. Silvestri will discuss the results of the 2011 and 2012 health survey that local teens participated in and compare the data with state and national findings. The second presentation will be on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), a condition that is often misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD and places children at risk for school failure. FASD is a term for a range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. Sister Mary Sartor, FASD Specialist, Double ARC, will facilitate the discussion. The Sisters of Notre Dame founded Double ARC in 1992 to work collaboratively with parents and professionals in education, health and social services, to meet the needs of children with FASD. Sponsors which make these community events possible include Brush Wellman, Inc., Crosser Funeral Home, Elmore Family Dentistry, Elmore Kiwanis Club, Elmore Lions Club, Fremont Federal Credit Union, Genoa Medical Center, Grace Lutheran Church, Harris-Elmore Public Library, Ottawa County Juvenile Court, St. John United Church of Christ, The Press, Trinity Lutheran Church, Woodmore Elementary Student Council, Woodmore Key Club, Woodmore Local Schools, Woodville United Methodist Church, and several individual donors. For more information, contact Jayne Klett at

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The Wood County Senior Center will host a series of therapeutic fitness classes in the Lebed Method, Wednesdays March 6 through April 24 at 10:30 a.m., 305 North Main St,, Bowling Green. Classes will be taught by Jim Berger from Heartland Rehabilitation Services, a certified instructor in the Lebed Method, which utilizes slow, smooth movement with resistance that can be done either sitting or standing. The Lebed Method is designed to benefit cancer survivors, as well as those with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, depression or other chronic illnesses, though those who wants to take steps to care for their mind, body and spirit while having fun are also welcome to participate. The class fee is $20 for eight weeks. Advance registration is encouraged. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and supportive shoes. To learn more about the Lebed Method, visit the national website at www. To learn more about the class, call the Wood County Committee on Aging at 1-800-367-4935 or email

After a recent session of the Ottawa County Grand Jury, indictments have been returned against the following individuals, according to Prosecuting Attorney Mark Mulligan: Derek A. Thayer, 34, who is being held in the Ottawa County Detention Facility, has been charged with one count each of Breaking and Entering, Vandalism and Attempted Theft after he reportedly entered the premises of a business earlier this month and attempted to take over $1,000 worth of property. Seth D. Damron, 22, 221 W. Main St., Oak Harbor, was charged with one count of Robbery, a felony of the third degree, after he allegedly tried to take money from an Oak Harbor business in November. Shay F. Fleenor, 20, 52 N. Margaret Dr., Marblehead, has been indicted on one felony and one misdemeanor count of Possession of Drugs after being stopped by officers of the Oak Harbor Police Department. Summonses have been issued for Damron and Fleenor to make their initial appearances in the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas March 13. Warrants were issued for all other defendants.



On March 5, Oak Harbor DECA members will host a Quarter Mania Benefit at Oak Harbor High School to raise funds for Amy Ottney-Wolff, a 2004 graduate who is fighting breast cancer. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the event, which will include fun, food and bargains. Admission is $5 and includes a bidding paddle. Attendees will have a chance to bid on items from numerous local direct marketing vendors who will be present at the event. A number of local businesses have also donated items. Proceeds from the event will help Ottney-Wolff with medical expenses. Attendees are asked to wear pink to show support for Amy and for breast cancer awareness. The fundraiser is part of a community service project titled “Keep Calm & Fight On” that was organized by Oak Harbor DECA members to not only help OttneyWolff, but also to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. For information, contact project leaders Aisha Hamdallah, Taylor Blatt or Whitney Rutledge at 419-898-6216, ext. 351.

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Village rallies behind well-known bartender By Mark Griffin and J. Patrick Eaken On March 23, the American Legion Post 183 Calf Club is hosting a benefit for Jimmy Bockbrader, a familiar face in Wood County and the Pemberville area now living with cancer. Bockbrader has worked for The Fork’s Restaurant for over 50 years. He has been active in the Sons of American Legion Post 183 and other community events. Last year Bockbrader, a lifelong resident of Pemberville, was diagnosed with colon cancer. Although he does not have health insurance and is not able to work, he is currently receiving treatment for his cancer. The benefit will feature music provided by the Sound of Sorgenbrecher band, 50/50 raffles and several theme basket raffles. Admittance to the event includes chicken and beef sandwiches, chips, pretzels, popcorn and beverages including soda, beer and wine. It begins at 8 p.m. and runs until midnight. “To ensure that this benefit is as successful as possible, we have been seeking contributions and donations for this important event from businesses and individuals in Wood County and throughout northwestern Ohio,” Bill Kuhlman, of the Jimmy Bockbrader Benefit Community, wrote in an email to The Press. “Contributions and donations will be used for several theme baskets that will be part of a raffle held that evening. We are hoping that we can draw over 300 people for this benefit. We appreciate any assistance that you can provide. It is a fantastic way to show our support and how much we as a community care about our neighbors. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me,” Kuhlman continued. Jim’s father, Kenneth, went into partnership as co-owner of The Forks Restaurant in Pemberville with Paul and Marie Wiggins in 1959. Jim, who turned 60-years-old last November, started working at The Forks when he was 10. His mother worked there, too, making pies and doing the dishes or whatever it took, for more than 10 years. Jim’s brother, Steve, who is seven years older to the day (Nov. 20) than Jim, pulled work detail at The Forks. Their sisters, Nancy and Mary, were waitresses and worked in the kitchen as well.

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The Forks bartender Jimmy Bockbrader. (Press file photo by J. Patrick Eaken) Back in the day, Jim said it was nothing for him to work 60 to 70 hours a week at the family restaurant. He has tended bar – his dad taught him to make drinks – at The Forks for over 40 years. Jim said he knows what makes a good bartender – “Good service, I guess” – and he usually gets a feel for what his customers want to talk about, if anything. “I talk about whatever they want to talk about,” he told The Press in a 2008 interview. “We talk about politics and what else is going on. You just talk to people. I’m a little bit of everything. You have to keep yourself open-minded and just take care of business. “If you’re listening and doing a good job, people see that. I see people walk in and I start making their drinks. I can remember their drinks better than I can remember their names. I know where they sit. You show you care. That’s just the way it should be done.” In 1980, five years after Ken Bockbrader passed away of a heart attack at age 58, the Bockbrader family sold The Forks to George

Simon from Toledo. Simon owned the restaurant for about a year, Jim said, before selling it to Tom Reitzel, who owned the establishment for about eight years. Reitzel sold The Forks to Gordon Bowman, who owned it for about 13 years. Bowman then sold it to the current owners, Larry and Carol Moore. Larry Moore, who has owned the Forks for over 12 years, calls Jim “Mr. Everything.” “He’s super dedicated,” Moore said. “It’s amazing how he knows the people when they walk through the door. He sometimes has something fixed and on the table before they sit down. They love him. They say he makes the best drinks they’ve ever had. “He does anything that we need to have done. He doesn’t cook, but he mops floors, does dishes, waits on tables. He’s a great waiter. He helps out servers when they need anything. He keeps everything spotless and clean.” Bill Kuhlman can be reached at 419376-6576 or

Being intoxicated off duty gets officer suspended By Larry Limpf News Editor A Lake Township police sergeant will be suspended from duty without pay for being intoxicated while off duty. Police Chief Mark Hummer imposed the disciplinary measure Thursday after meeting with Sgt. Scott Sims to discuss the events of Feb. 16 when the sergeant was driven home from his brother’s wedding reception by two members of the township’s volunteer fire department who were concerned he was unable to drive safely. The disciplinary memo from the chief to Sgt. Sims says, “You are hereby suspended from duty, without pay from the Lake Township Police Department for a period of five working days. three days shall be served at the discretion of the Chief of Police and the following two days will be held in abeyance for a period of one year from this date.” If there aren’t more disciplinary ac-

tions against the sergeant in a year the twoday suspension will be waived. The memo is to remain in Sims’s personnel file for up to two years as stipulated in the department’s union contract. The township trustees on Feb. 21 accepted the resignations of Fire Chief Todd Walters and the firefighers/emergency medical technicians, Richard Hallock and Michelle Hallock. The three were at the wedding reception of Sgt. Sims’s brother, Steve, also a member of the fire department. Scott Sims and Steve Sims are the sons of Ron Sims, a township trustee. After driving Sgt. Sims to his home, which is outside the township, the Hallocks administered two bags of saline solution intravenously to him. The trustees, Richard Welling and Melanie Bowen, said their action violated township regulations and occurred on Walter’s watch. The saline solution bags were taken from the township fire station on Ayers

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A survey of asbestos in the Woodville Mall, which would be an initial step in the demolition process of the deteriorating retail structure, is being scheduled for this week according to the mall’s former general manager. Juanita Jones, who’s told Northwood city officials she is representing the new owner of the mall for the demolition, said she’s received bids from two companies for demolishing the mall and was expecting a third bid this week. During a Jan. 24 town hall meeting, Jones told city council and Mayor Mark Stoner the mall “is coming down” when asked about the owner’s plans. Bob Anderson, city administrator, said the owner would need a demolition permit from the city and would have to post a bond before razing could start. As of last week, no one has applied for a permit, he said. A permit from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency would be needed to remove asbestos. The city filed a lawsuit Jan. 17 against Soleyman Ghalchi, of Great Neck, New York, who bought the mall for $800,000 in December, and the seller, Mehran Kohansieh, of Little Neck, New York. The complaint is for nuisance abatement and the removal of buildings and contends the structure is in violation of fire regulations and health department codes. Northwood Police Chief Tom Cairl last week said Jones has had glass doors and windows boarded up and weeds and debris removed. “That is greatly appreciated,” he said, adding the building had been a target for vandals and metal scrappers. Except for a Sears store, which was one of three anchor stores, and the Andersons, which closed recently, the mall has been vacant for more than a year. Jones told a packed council chambers during the town hall meeting the new owner is open to ideas for re-developing the site, including a strip mall between the Sears store and former Andersons site. City officials were skeptical and said the lawsuit would proceed. Residents attending the meeting complained of vandalism and roofing material blowing into their yards from the mall. They were also concerned about flooding of retention ponds which collect water from the parking lot. Anderson last week said the city would keep the pressure on the owner to proceed with the demolition. Jones, in an email message to The Press, said she has received calls from two “major companies wanting to build on the property as soon as it is torn down.”

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Oak Harbor begins plans for revitalization project By Yaneek Smith Press Contributing Writer Many small towns in Northwest Ohio are nice places to live and raise a family, but most of them do not feature much by way of allure or appeal. There are small communities here that are known for their pizzazz and panache. Elmore and Marblehead come to mind. The residents of Oak Harbor are looking to join that group by giving the village something of a “facelift” in order to increase its awareness and appeal to passersby. New businesses include a Verizon store, Lexi and Emma's Closet consignment shop, two excercise faciliities (Body Works and Lisa's Fitness Studio), Millstreet Brew coffee shop, Jewelry by Laurie, Medi-Quip Repairs medical supplies, Kocher & Gillum law office, Senior Helpers home health aids, Primitive Cupboard home decor and craft store, LDJ Nutrition vitamin supplement store, and new businesses coming soon are a jiu jitsu center and an art gallery. But there’s a desire to have more. Mike Shadoan, who owns Radiant Windows, one of the town’s prominent businesses, is heading up the Oak Harbor Downtown Implementation Committee, an organization that consists of local residents that have come together in the hopes of “sprucing up” the town. The goal of the group is to “revitalize the downtown area by bolstering the existing economic base and identifying opportunities that will attract and accommodate future investment.” “We’ve actually gone to towns like Waterville and Wooster,” Shadoan said, “and we visited a town up in Michigan. We’ve gone all over. I’ve even gone to some seminars on how to revitalize the downtown area. We want to make sure we don’t reinvent the wheel. A lot of little towns have seen people go to these big stores like Lowe’s, Walmart and Menard’s, and it hurt local business. We’re trying to recapture some of the downtown area. That’s a challenge and we want to take it seriously.” In short, there are three phases of the plan that are being considered. The first phase includes a “beautification” of the town, something that features 13 new benches, 30 flowerpots and 17 trash receptacles in a Victorian motif being placed along the sidewalks. Shadoan is hopeful that the town can obtain sponsorships for these items. “Our goal is to receive sponsorships for as many of these items as possible through donations,” Shadoan said, “featuring a plaque recognition program.” Secondly, the group wants there to be more banners, specifically noticeable banners that catch people’s attention. The second phase would also include a further “beautification” of the town with decorative poles, bicycle racks and trees being added in and around the village. “Right now, people just drive through Oak Harbor,” Shadoan said. “We want them to stop and take notice and say, ‘This is a nice, quaint little town.’ We want signs, banners that let people know we’ve arrived.” And, thirdly, the plan will consist of some sort of development and revitalization of the riverfront area. More than anything, Shadoan, a 1987 Oak Harbor High School graduate, believes that these ideas can help to create a news sense of pride in the town. “We want people to be proud of Oak Harbor,” he said. “It seems like when you graduate, you can’t wait to move away. I went to Chicago, California, and then I came back because it’s a great place to raise a family.” The National Bank of Ohio (NBOH) donated $2500 to the project in the hope that it will help to stimulate change within the town’s landscape. NBOH, which has six locations scattered throughout Ottawa and Lucas County, has been in business for nearly 80 years. “We want to help make Oak Harbor attractive and continue to be proud of where



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Chrys Peterson will again emcee Prism Awards banquet Thirteen businesses and organizations have been nominated for the 20th annual Prism Awards, a local initiative to honor excellence. The firms range from the smallest, Ace’s Barber Shop in East Toledo which employs one, to BP-Husky, the Oregon refinery which employs more than 600. The group will be honored at a banquet Wednesday, 6:00 pm at Sunrise Park & Banquet Center in Millbury. Chrys Peterson, news anchor for WTOL-Channel 11, will be the Master of Ceremonies. The program, which is sponsored by the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce, is open to all businesses located in an area encompassed by East Toledo on the west, Oregon on the north, Oak Harbor on the east and Gibsonburg on the south. Tickets are $50 and a table of eight is $400. RSVP to Sarah Beavers at 419-6935580. Here are the nominees with a highlight from their applications: Ace’s Barber Shop Patti Jo Dickey has operated Ace’s since 1983, when it was located on Starr Ave. She stayed there until 2003 when she had both knees replaced and moved to her current location at 1326 Nevada. Prior to her physical limitations, she donated two hours a month to the Toledo Rescue Mission to cut hair for the less fortunate. BP-Husky Refinery Last year was the best year for safety in the refinery’s 94 year history. The refinery is approaching 10 million hours without a lost-time injury, or more than two years. The company has 600 employees and more than 600 contractors on site daily. One innovation management and employees have adopted is a near-miss strategy in which incidents that could have but did not happen are reported. These raise awareness of hazards and potential safety incidents so strategies can be implemented before an accident takes place. In the area of environmental performance, BP-Husky has decreased criteria air emissions, as defined by the EPA, by more than 45 percent since 2000. Cancer Connection of N.W. Ohio Jean Schoen founded Cancer Connection out of a personal cancer experience. She saw a need to connect individuals with community resources to help cancer victims through their day to day journey. Services patients can access include a financial assistance fund, donated medical equipment, temporary housing, nutrition assessment and holistic therapies. Programs and services are free. Cardinal Stritch STEMM Initiative STEMM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine. It is

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Toledo School for the Arts……………..…..Toledo

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Marsh Funeral Homes….…………….……Luckey

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an educational initiative designed to prepare students for careers in those rapidly growing fields. Not only does the rigorous curriculum prepare students, the school has forged partnerships with local businesses who supply speakers to engage students in these fields. These include BP-Husky, Mercy St. Charles Hospital, ProMedica, First Solar and the University of Toledo, among others. This concentrated curriculum has led to the largest freshman class at Stritch in five years. Future Wave Salon Jodi Eckman and her 36 employees at Future Wave strive to set an example of environmental leadership in the world of beauty. The firm uses Aveda, flower and plant based beauty products. More than 90 percent of the essential oils and 89 percent of raw herbal ingredients are certified organic. The salon takes their environmental mission a step further by getting involved in other earth friendly causes. They collect jeans for use in insulation and they collect funds for the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Eckman is also a cosmetology instructor at Clay High School and the salon provides internships and, at times, job placement for students. Holiday Inn Express Holiday Inn Express is a non-smoking, 85-room “Green hotel.” The hotel employs energy saving and water saving measures as well as having a recycling program. Holiday Inn is involved in the Oregon community. It has in the last few years donated some 250 rooms for stays for organizations and fundraisers. There are 20 employees. To motivate them to provide great service there are “Caught being Good” and Caught being Great” programs in which employees can earn prizes for exceptional service. Marsh Funeral Homes In 1983, Dave Marsh purchased what

would become the first of his three funeral homes in Luckey. He has since added locations in Pemberville and Woodville. There are three full-time and 17 part-time employees. Marsh was recently named the exclusive Veterans and Family Memorial Care Provider in Wood and Sandusky counties. The designation is given to those who provide a high level of affordable, professional service to veterans. Veterans families receive a Custom flag case to preserve the burial flag and Marsh collects used cell phones for the Cell Phones for Soldiers program. Marsh also has an 1884 horse-drawn hearse available for families who use the Pemberville chapel. Oregon Health & Welfare This effort, which was launched by a few teachers in the 1960s, involved more than 100 volunteers who collect and distribute Christmas food baskets for the less fortunate. In 2012, 259 families were served which included 137 children under the age of 12. School children and teachers annually collect some 2,000 to 3,000 pounds of canned goods a year. Local businesses also contribute cash as well as food. The program serves Oregon, Harbor View, Curtice and Jerusalem Township. Oregon Northwood Rotary Chartered in 1987, the Oregon/Northwood Rotary Club has 20 members. This small group has been involved in a number of community programs since 2003. These include the club’s literacy project which has raised more than $7,000 to provide dictionaries to third graders. The club, through its annual golf outing, has raised funds to sponsor schools attending the Challenger Learning Center ($57,900) and Rotary International’s fight against polio and other international projects ($21,999) . The club also hosts a Breakfast with Santa program for moderate-income fami-

Penta’s ABLE Program Penta Career Center’s Adult Basic Education Program started in the 1980s and served 200 students in eight locations. Last year, the program served 1,714 adults in 11 counties and 214 students received their GED. Penta has a partnership with the University of Toledo to allow a graduating student to attend the university free for two semesters. The program is the third largest in Ohio. The Ohio Board of Regents has rated Penta’s ABLE program between 98 to 100 percent during its annual review. The school has met every benchmark and educational functioning level for the past four years. Pet Finatics David Grosjean and Tracy Kamelesky opened Pet Finatics in 2009. Since then, inventory has doubled and employment has increased to six. Employees are trained to advise customers on the digestive habits of various breeds of dogs as well as providing advice on allergies and nutrition. Employees are also trained to advise prospective pet owners on the proper care for reptiles, fish or birds. The Press The Press began publishing as The Suburban Press in 1972. Circulation was 12,000. Today, the company publishes two newspapers with a circulation of nearly 34,000, a tourist guide and various magazines, directories and school newspapers. The Press covers 19 communities in four counties. The Press employs 15 and has an independent carrier force of 75. The Press has won more than 70 first place awards for investigative reporting, government reporting and in-depth reporting from such professional organizations as the Ohio Society for Professional Journalists and the Ohio Newspaper Association. Toledo School for the Arts The Toledo School for the Arts current enrollment includes students from 32 different school districts, including 12 students from Oregon. TSA has been rated Excellent by the Ohio Department of Education on the last seven State Report Cards. In addition to core subjects, TSA offers classes in music, dance, theater and the visual arts. There are “ARTnerships” with all of Toledo’s major cultural institutions to provide summer employment and opportunities for students to work with professional artists. Crystal Bowersox, 2010 American Idol second place winner, attended the school.

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Your Voice on the Street: by Stephanie Szozda What three musical acts would you like to see come to Toledo?

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Misty Smale Rossford “Lady Gaga, Matchbox Twenty, and Miranda Lambert."

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Church is frugal To the editor: After reading the letter from Dave Jaeger, I felt the need to add my two cents in the matter of St. Ignatius’ new church building. I cannot speak for others but my family goes, I feel, way above and beyond the call of “stewardship” to others. We volunteer our time, give our money and share our talents in many different ways – most of them actually not even connected with our parish. We’ve even taken a couple people into our home that needed a hand. We received no help for doing this, no award. It was just the right thing to do. So for you, Mr. Jaeger, to insinuate that we don’t do enough for the community/poor/homeless is absolute lunacy. It’s pretty much how we spend our days. We are not rich. We do not stand to inherit a large amount of money. We are very middle-class – especially since I became unemployed in August 2011. We bust our cans for everything we do and everything we have. Even though I am not working, we have not changed how we give. We live within our means. When we need to make a large purchase or want to do something special, we save for it. We are one of the 350 families paying the bill for our much-needed new church building. Believe me, soul-searching is something we do before we do anything. Not really soul-searching, as much as God-searching – praying, that is. We consult God first before doing anything and He has always taken care of us. We have never not had food on the table; never not been able to pay our bills. It has been very scary at points, but we always trust that it will work out – and it always does. So, Mr. Jaeger, for you to insinuate that we are being frivolous is extremely insulting to me, to my family and parish family. Frankly, the fiscal business of our parish members is their business and nobody else’s. And, as I would never assume that I could begin to tell people what to do with their money or assets – personally or in business practice, I would never expect anyone to give me such unsolicited advice. As I’m not sure any of us asked for you (whom I don’t even know) to inform us of what to do with our money, as it is just that – our money – to do with as we please, we don’t really warrant a response from you in that respect. In Oregon, in Ohio, and, for now, in the United States of America – it is everyone’s own personal decision what to do with his or her earned income. If we want to spend everything we have on a train collection, or give it all to the Cherry Street Mission, that is our right. It is also up to churches to do


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with their money as their parish sees fit. The existing structure, as it stands, is not, as indicated, “structurally sound.” The idea of repair was considered, and it was shown to be very, very costly – and of course only temporary. All avenues were discussed with those of us who took the time to discuss them. This new church is being built – not for us, for today, but for future generations to enjoy. Yes, these are uncertain times and getting more uncertain by the hour. So, in 10 years, or 20, when we really need to build a new structure, are times going to be any better? I strongly doubt it, considering the direction of un-Godliness that our country has taken. We may not be business owners, have a ton of money, or hold patents, but we are well-educated people and we do research before we make decisions. Julie Cox Paul Cox Jr. St. Ignatius Parish members

Slow it down To the editor: You press the accelerator and feel the raw power as your hyperchipped, turbo diesel, springs to life. The high-flow custom exhaust sounds as if 400plus horses are snorting in unison while the speedometer quickly climbs toward 50 mph in only a few hundred feet. The adrenalinefueled rush gives you a boost of excited energy, as you are thrown back against your seat. As I recall, I have noticed you enjoying your thrill ride since the middle of last summer. You have obviously invested a lot of money in performance upgrades. It is your truck, so you have every right to thrash it to your heart’s content. The only problem is you are doing it on my densely residential 35 mph Toledo Street. Since I am a mechanic, I know that parts in a vehicle’s suspension and drive train have been known to sometimes break, resulting in a loss of control. These parts are especially vulnerable to failure when they are subjected to abuse on a regular basis. There are a number of children in my neighborhood including four of my own grandchildren who ride bikes and play in the front yard. Like I said it is your truck – you are entitled to treat it any way you want. I just want to say that the risk of a terrible accident is not something that my family wishes to share with you. And since my grandchildren are a part of this equation, I

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Sad misunderstanding To the editor: My three children graduated from Clay High School alive and well, and are responsible, successful citizens. That was many years before school mass shootings were happening. P.J. Kapfhammer was charged with menacing and disorderly conduct after the unfortunate incident when he had to confront a disabled man. Too bad all people involved in being at the gym, including Mr. Kapfhammer, weren’t aware Thomas Blackowski was cleared to be in the gym. I’m still wondering why someone there didn’t identify Blackowski. Surely others must have known that he was cleared to be there at the time of the confrontation. Why didn’t anyone speak up, or identify him? I firmly believe Kapfhammer did the proper thing for these times and days of danger – he followed through on what was the best for the most people. Had Blackowski been a shooter, citizens could be attending untold numbers of funerals, instead of court hearings. Had my children been there, I personally would offer a medal to Kapfhammer. Marge Stover Oregon

Thanks, Ted To the editor: Ted Nugent says that guns don’t commit crimes, people do. Thanks, Ted. You’ve just offered the best reason for gun registration, background checks, closing gun show loopholes, and passing legal guidelines for assault weapons and surrogate “straw” purchases. Ted also points to tough gun laws and rising murder rates in Chicago as proof that gun laws are ineffective. Again, thanks for bringing this up, Ted. Tough gun laws need to be national so that criminals won’t go over state lines like they do in Illinois. Finally, Ted says that

99.9 percent of gun owners are responsible. That’s good, Ted. But since 1960, that other 0.1 percent has been responsible for many deaths. Thanks for alerting the majority of NRA members and the nation who favor sensible gun legislation, Ted. Paul Szymanowski Curtice

Afraid of government To the editor: I am 85-plus years old, served in the Air Force and have never been afraid of my government – until now. This President scares me. It appears to me that he is trying to do what Hitler did in 1933. I have not talked to two people who voted for him. I do not like military-type rifles. Our snipers did more damage than the man with a machine gun. If you can hit a target, you do not need a spray gun. I buy my guns through dealers and I know the FBI keeps a record. I am also an NRA member. George Biecheler Oak Harbor

Generosity applauded To the editor: I recently helped with the Oregon Health & Welfare Christmas Basket program. Before the distribution started, Bo Marquette announced that BP had donated $3,500 to the organization. He said that the donation had been made from the BP Husky refinery employees. The refinery had set a Safety record and the company was going to reward the employees. At Christmastime the employees decided to donate the monies to local charities – all $20,000 of it. I wanted to congratulate the employees on their generosity to the community at these tough times John Eisenhart Oregon

Lighten up To the editor: It seems to me that the recent forced resignations of the two Lake Township firefighters and especially the fire chief were excessive. A reprimand and/or a suspension would have been sufficient. Lighten up trustees. Donald Shaffer Oregon

Correction A sports feature about former Cardinal Stritch and Tri-State University basketball player Joe Gajdostik in The Press incorrectly gave his wife’s first name. Her name is Jodi Gajdostik, not Mary. The Press regrets the error.

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Law enforcement, as a whole, tends to be behind the curve in regards to recognizing gang activity...

John Garcia, former Ohio State Representative and Golden Gloves boxer, passed away 10 years ago, but his reach from the grave is still felt by Ohio’s criminal gangs. In 1998, Garcia was living on Albert Street in East Toledo. His neighborhood, like others in the city, was scarred with gang graffiti and drug abuse. Violence was common, so much so the Toledo Police Department created a gang task force. Toledo was just one city in a state ranked fourth in the country with an estimated 17,000 criminal gang members, according to the National Youth Gang Center. Today, it’s worse. According to the FBI, there are 33,000 gangs and 1.4 million gang members in the United States, 135 of those gangs operate in Ohio. In 1998, Garcia sponsored a bill drafted by then Attorney General Betty Montgomery. The bill made it a crime to be a member of a criminal gang. While it received support from law enforcement, Garcia was ridiculed by those on the left who said it trampled on a person’s civil rights. They claimed the bill would infringe on a person’s right to assemble. Guilt by association is not a crime, they said. Garcia pushed forward and later that year Governor George Voinovich came to the East Toledo Family Center to sign the bill into law. Ten years later, law enforcement finds the bill a useful tool in its fight against gang violence, although it is rarely used. Det. Orlando Colon of the Lorain Police Department said his department has used the bill twice and found it “extremely effective.” In the most recent case, the department targeted a gang that controlled Long Street

in the western part of the city. Twenty-two members were charged with participating in a criminal gang. Twenty have pled guilty and two cases are pending, Det. Colon said. “We went after the most violent, the most active and the most influential gang members…They terrorized the citizens of that neighborhood. They had it under ironclad control. Now, it’s a ghost town. The citizens can now enjoy their neighborhood without these guys controlling them and without the drive-by shootings. We targeted the right people.”

The law, Ohio Revised Code 2923.42, classifies criminal gang participation as a felony and stipulates a sentence of two to eight years. An additional sentence of one to three years can be added to any crime committed by a gang member. Forfeiture of property including drugs, guns, computers, vehicles and property is also stipulated. However, there are problems. “It’s rarely used because of the volume of work you have to do with it,” Det. Colon said. “Law enforcement, as a whole, tends to be behind the curve in regards to recognizing gang activity for what it really is. You tend to look at each thing as an individual act instead of how it fits into the big picture.” Capt. Brad Weis, commander of the Strategic Response Bureau of the Toledo Police Department, and the man who was in charge of the gang task force for seven years agreed. “It’s certainly a positive. But, it’s tough to put a case together because you have to have a past history of gang participation. You have to prove they’re a member of a gang and there usually has to be an offense of violence in their history,” he said. To compile that past history, police officers need to comb a mountain of reports to determine where crimes are committed, who committed them and who their associates are. Social Internet sites are also tracked. Custom designed, expensive, analytical software is utilized to establish relationships between gang members and their activity. Capt. Weis said two Toledo gangs are expected to be prosecuted under the gang law. The department has ramped up gang counter efforts following the drive-by

shooting at the Moody Manor in Toledo in which a one-year-old toddler was killed. He added that Toledo officers have provided information to prosecutors in Wood and Seneca counties about Toledo gang members arrested there. Capt. Weis said the department’s gang task force is tracking 20 major gangs and numerous neighborhood gangs. The task force has 15 officers to meet the increased activity. Julie Wilson, chief assistant prosecutor for Hamilton County, said her department has used the law in three prosecutions in the last five years. The biggest case was a 95-count indictment of members of a north side Cincinnati gang. A report on that investigation by the Cincinnati Police Department and prosecution by Hamilton County was published by the National Network for Safe Communities. The report states 71 arrests were made and 15 gang members were charged with participating in a criminal gang. It concludes that the investigation, called the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV), led to a 40 percent reduction in violent crime in the Northside neighborhood. Lt. Brett Isaac, director of the CIRV, says that while the law has been used it is time consuming, resource intensive and costly. Besides, he adds, “So many of these gangs are so loosely affiliated that gang prosecution is not the most effective tool.” “We can’t arrest our way out of these problems,” he added. Maybe not. But, John Garcia would be pleased to know that his foresight has made some neighborhoods in Ohio safer. Comment at

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Reese Dailey Band delivers sounds of “Americana” By Jeffrey D. Norwalk Press Contributing Writer It doesn’t sink in that I’m finally about to interview Pat Dailey – one of the coolest son-of-a-guns I’ve ever seen – until he shoots me a quick text, to change our meeting place. “Swig in Perrysburg,” he suggests. Two or three beers apiece, along with chasers of belly laughs later, and we’ve chewed upon everything from baseball to island bar Tony’s Garage, to playing live music in said bar with cats named Dan, Mike, and Chuck. Yes, the interview with the “Great Lakes Troubadour” aka the “South Bass Bard” – the iconic singer, songwriter and storyteller whose prolific work is as much a part of the summertime soundtrack around these parts as, say, Cedar Point, was one of the best in my career. So was the one with his son Reese, a 49year-old finance specialist with Mathews Ford in Oregon, who happens to be carrying on the Dailey family tradition of making music as the lead vocalist and guitarist for his Reese Dailey Band. Reese has that famous Dailey grin, can spin yarns with the best of them and has a deep respect for his pops and the legacy he’s forged. Still, the younger Dailey and his boys want to sail in their own waters. Their music is a little more bluesy than Pat’s – decidedly more Southern rock, and less folky. It’s a little darker and more “slice-of-life.” Still a good time and danceable. “It’s a funny thing actually, because in a very real sense, my dad’s not been very supportive at all,” shares Reese as he reflects on growing up on the west side of Chicago, where he got to watch his father collaborate with late author, cartoonist and singer-songwriter Sheldon Silverstein (“Where the Sidewalk Ends”) on what would become the impetus of many a Pat Dailey island-flavored, nautically-themed

Reese Dailey shares a commanding stage persona as well as his strong vocal fortitude with his father, Great Lakes Troubadour Pat Dailey. tunes, including “Walleye Willie,” “On the Water” (for which the pair would win a Telly, for its use in a TV commercial) and the children’s album “Underwater Land” to name a few. It was a time that first inspired the son to pick up a guitar, and later start gigging around Chicago at high school parties, much to the dad’s chagrin. “I can actually hear him say to me, ‘Learn how to do a job. The music business is too tough; it doesn’t pay. Go out and find something that will make you money’,” remembers the younger Dailey. “He tried to talk me out of music, because he knew he’d had a hard life, being divorced, with three kids (Reese has two brothers, Kevin, 48, and Tom, 43), and trying to make ends meet,” he said.

“Often, he’d play six nights a week, and when you’re drinking six nights a week, that’s a hard way of life. So, he succeeded in talking me away from it and it worked for about 20 years, until music pulled my heart back. “I had moved to Cleveland right around the age of 22, and started bartending. I got into the title insurance business, which I did for about 20 years, and was making good money. I was just having a lot of fun in life, boating, traveling, and playing baseball,” continues Reese. “But something was always missing, and that something was music. “I just thought to myself, ‘I’m not going to spend the last half of my life wondering what this music thing could’ve been,’” he said. “I got out of the title business. I got some guys together, and we formed a band. Then I played with some other guys, and we ended up playing together in the band we’re in today,” he said. “My dad was totally against the whole idea, until I’d been playing for about four years. In that time, our band had gotten to the point where we were playing for him, then with him, and he saw how people were kind of making a big deal out of us,” Reese said. “Then our album came out, and he was like, ‘Boy. . .where did you come from?’ Ever since, he’s been taking us really seriously.” And who can blame him? It takes only a quick listen to the RDB’s debut album “Simpatico,” released in 2010 by Olympia Records, Inc. out of Put-in-Bay, to discern that this is one exciting collection of musicians steeped in dedication, electric chemistry, tight musical chops, a loose sense of fun, and perhaps most importantly that oldest, purest, most-timeless form of American music, the blues. The disc’s opening track, “Live it Up” – a sexy, mid-tempo blues number features Reese and pops Pat trading off on growl-

ing out the verses about getting up, dusting yourself off and celebrating life after being down for so long. The buoyant “Save Me,” has meaning to Reese as it tells of trials, tribulations, wreckage and rebirth that he went through in an earlier time in his life, carried along by lyrics that proclaim, “Save me, take me, away from here/See me, for who I really am, and love me, dear.” Though just as quickly as “Simpatico” takes you soaring up into the light, it also drops you back down into the depths, as on offerings like “Detroit,” with dark, foreboding undercurrents that lament the glut of foreign cars currently choking the life out of American streets. Guitarist Mike Cleveland’s hotshot fret work is both tempered in a harder-edged, rock-n-roll vein and seasoned from approximately 15 years of touring with regional favorites All Hail Me. He also stands in as the band’s “Wizard Behind the Curtain” when it comes to matters of mixing the RDB’s sound both in-studio and live. Bass player Dan Langguth, a Chicago native, grew up with Reese and played in the same high school band, brings a myriad of experience and style to the game, having gigged everywhere from churches, to Chicago’s seediest clubs, to the national stage. The RDB is what Reese likes to call “Americana.” “I like to think our sound catches a whole bunch of different styles. I grew up on Southern rock like Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, the Marshall Tucker Band, and the Charlie Daniels Band, so that’s there. There’s a little bit of country in there, because my parents raised me on it. The blues is in there. My dad’s songwriting style is in there, since I used to watch him write. There are lyrics that take you somewhere, that tell you a story, rather than just a few catchy lines. There’s good, hard, driving guitar, and slide guitar. It’s Americana.”

Boosters’ Mardi Gras event a sure bet for a good time By Cynthia L. Jacoby Special to The Press An evening of festivities and gambling, complete with a makeshift horse race, will highlight the Genoa Comets Athletic Boosters’ Mardi Gras fundraiser March 15 at Millbury Firemen’s Hall. This is the third year for the event – one of two of the organization’s key fundraisers for the year. The 2012 event, attended by an estimated 300 people, brought in about $24,000, said Booster President Laura Sheahan. Sheahan’s husband made the wooden, stick horses that’ll be ridden by “jockeys” such as coaches of various Comets’ teams. “It’s just some silly little fun that helps us raise money for the teams,” she said.

Tickets are $75 per couple, which includes a reverse raffle ticket. Individual tickets are $50. A single reverse raffle ticket is available for $25, and the purchaser need not be present to win. Last year, there was a top prize of $1,000, Sheahan said. Tickets are available from any Genoa Athletic Boosters officer or at the office of Genoa Athletic Director Mike Thomas, located at the high school. Doors open at 6 p.m. when guests can begin dining. Entrées for the cafeteria-style dinner include barbecue ribs and chicken dishes. Then the fun will revs up at 7 p.m. as the Big Six Wheels and the Beat the Dealer tables start running, along with other live raffles and the silent auction. “There is constant entertainment go-

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Monster Jam, toy show, circus fun help usher in spring By Tammy Walro Press Entertainment Editor • Through March 21: Chemo Paintings with ArtReach Expressions, Toledo Museum of Art, Community Gallery. Featuring the works of Dorothy Uber Bryan, artist and philanthropist in Bowling Green, created during the time she was afflicted with cancer, along with works by local residents whose lives have been impacted by the disease. Free admission. • Wednesdays through March 27: Jazz on the Maumee, Grand Plaza Hotel Aqua Lounge, 444 N. Summit St., Toledo, 57 p.m. Sponsored by the Art Tatum Society and the Grand Plaza. Info: email • Through April 14: 94th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Works on Paper Gallery. Artist Joe Fig and Toledo Museum of Art Mellon Fellow Kate Nesin are jurors for the 94th annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, which celebrates the best of Northwest Ohio’s vibrant artistic community. This year, 96 entries were selected from more than 640 submissions. Free admission • Through April 21: “George Bellows and New York,” 1900–1930, Gallery 18, Toledo Museum of Art. George Bellows (1882– 1925) was a painter, illustrator and lithographer from Ohio who moved to and painted scenes of urban New York City. His 1909 painting, “The Bridge, Blackwell’s Island” depicting the Queensboro Bridge, was purchased by Edward Drummond Libbey and given to the Toledo Museum of Art in 1912. In this exhibition, art history students from the University of Michigan used The Bridge, Blackwell’s Island as a point of departure to curate a show that also includes works on paper by Bellows and works by other American Realist painters of that era. Free admission. • Through Oct. 7: “The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier” on exhibit, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. In commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the Hayes Museum presents an exclusive exhibit detailing how Northwest Ohio was pivotal in turning the War of 1812 from a defeat to victory. Artifacts and manuscripts from the Hayes Presidential Center Collections, area museums and historical societies and the private collection of Lou Schultz are featured. 419-332-2081 or

March March 3: Canada Goose Day, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 12-4 p.m. A sure cure for cabin fever featuring local carvers, a cozy fire, refreshments and a marsh walk. Free. 419-898-0960, ext. 31 or March 5: Brit Floyd, the World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 8 p.m. or

Calendar March 6: “Hooray for Hollywood,” Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 3-5:30 p.m. The top show in Branson, Mo. and Myrtle Beach, “Hooray for Hollywood,” features more than 30 songs including “Singin’ in the Rain,” “All That Jazz” and more. March 7-10: “The Laramie Project” Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 Tenth St., Toledo, 8-10 p.m. Back-to-back productions of the two docu-dramas based off the interviews with Laramie Wyoming residents, immediately after the murder of gay college student, Matthew Sheppard, and then 10 years later. March 8-10: Monster Jam, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Fri. 7 p.m.; Sat. 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. Pre-Show Pit Party Pass available for 2 p.m. shows only with purchase of that day’s 2 p.m. event ticket. or 419-3215007. March 8-10: PRO Home and Garden Show, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Fri. 4-9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. An extensive array of interior and exterior home products. 419-255-3300. March 8: Silver Screen Classics: “Stage Coach,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30-11 p.m. An old-fashioned night. Tall draft beer, full bar and popcorn available. March 8-23: “Born Yesterday,” The Village Players Theatre, 2740 Upton Ave., Toledo. The Players present one of America’s original screwball comedies. 419-472-6617 or March 8-10: Sandusky County Builders Association Home & Garden Show, Fremont Recreation Complex. Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun. noon-4 p.m. March 9: Shamrock Shenanigans, Milan Historical Museum (Doll & Toy House), 8 Edison Dr., off SR 113, Milan, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Register now to paint your own pot and plant official Irish shamrock seeds. Registration deadline is Mar 7. March 9: “Martha Speaks,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 2-4 p.m. Martha was an ordinary dog until she ate a bowl of alphabet soup and all those letters went up to her brain instead of down to her stomach. Life with a really smart talking dog can be fun, especially when Martha correctly answers a trivia question on a radio show and wins a free family vacation. The problem is that “no dogs are allowed. 419-242-2787 or www. March 9: Vineyard Adventure: Chilean Wines, Toledo Zoo, African Lodge, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 7-9 p.m. Enjoy wines from

The Zenobia Shrine Circus will bring flying acrobats, big cats, motorcycle stunt riders, comedic clowns and ponderous pachyderms to the SeaGate Convention Centre in downtown Toledo March 21-24. Chile’s finest vineyards, along with hors d’oeuvres, music by singer/songwriter Kyle White. Reserve a space by calling 419-3855721 by 3 p.m. March 8. March 9: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson and North, Fremont. Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. March 9-10: Spring Festival of Crafts, Great Hall at the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Toledo Craftsman’s Guild. or www.facebook. com/ToledoCraftsmansGuild. March 9-10: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St, Toledo. 419-242-2787 or www. March 10: Toledo Symphony: Bruckner in Rosary Cathedral, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo. 4-8 p.m. Tickets: 419-246-8000. March 10: Toledo Record Show, St. Clement Hall, 2990 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Buying and selling old and new CD’s, tapes and records. Admission $1. 419-833-5040. March 11: Historic Jail & Dungeon Tours, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 5:30, 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m. Tours last approximately an hour and are appropriate for all ages. Tickets available at the Convention & Visitors Bureau, 712

North St. (Fairgrounds parking lot). March 12: Downtown Toledo Food Tour, 710:30 p.m., downtown Toledo. Like a pub crawl, but with food. Sample crave-worthy cuisine and tantalizing treats from four fabulous eateries. Follow Twitter @dishcrawltol to find the names of restaurants. Ticket holders will be notified of meeting location via email, 48 hours prior to the event.www. March 14: Toledo Symphony Orchestra in concert at Sauder Village Founder’s Hall, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 7:30 p.m. www. March 14: Pi Day, Imagination Station, One Discovery Way, Toledo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Test your memory – Pi starts off with 3.14 and goes on forever. How many of the infinite numbers can you remember? Start memorizing and then come into the science center on Pi Day and recite them from memory. The person who correctly recites the most digits will win a pie. 419-244-2674 or www. March 15: Sandi Patti, Larnelle Harris & Dino, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Three of Christian music’s most beloved, awarded, recorded and recognized names. March 15: Cabaret Series: Night Session Big Band, Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, 8 p.m. 419-824-3772 or March 16: Teddy Bear Care Fair, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring your favorite teddy bear or other stuffed pal for an exam or a few small repairs. 419-385-4040 or March 16-17: 28th Annual Fremont Toy Show, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson and North, Fremont. Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Buy, sell or trade farm toys, dolls, pedal tractors, books and more. March 16: Glass City Wine Festival, SeaGate Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 1-4 p.m., 6-9 p.m. Taste regional wines, sample gourmet cheese and fare from local restaurants and shop for unique gifts from local, craft March 16: Toledo Walleye vs. Wheeling Nailers, Huntington Center, Toledo, 7:05 p.m. 419-725-WALL or March 17: Mike Epps, stand-up comedian, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 7 p.m. 419-381-8851 or March 17: WWE Smackdown, Savage Arena, UT, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, 5-9 p.m. 419-530-GOLD or www.ticketmaster. com. March 17: Toledo Walleye vs. Wheeling Nailers, Huntington Center, Toledo, 5:05 p.m. 419-725-WALL or For more events, be sure to visit www.,, or Submit event information to

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Limelighters present “Godspell” The Clay High School Limelighters will present the musical “Godspell” March 22, 23 and 24 in the Clay High School Auditorium. “Godspell,” written by John-Michael Tebelak with music by Stephen Schwartz, is an often-performed musical given its up-

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Harbor. The Maumee Bay Carvers will be on hand demonstrating their craft. There will also be a naturalist-led marsh walk at 1 p.m., interesting displays, kids’ corner and the Friends of Magee Marsh will be providing homemade cookies and the fireplace will be lit. And it is all free of charge. For more information, call Mary at 419898-0960, ext. 31.

Comedy, magic & hypnosis Jason Christopher will present Comedy Magic & Hypnosis Show Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Woodmore High School gym. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Children under 3 will be admitted free. Proceeds raised will benefit the sophomore class of 2015 prom fund. Tickets are available at the Woodmore High School office. For more information, call Hope Nevins at Woodmore High School at 419-8622721.

“Little Mermaid Jr.” Young thespians of Fassett Middle School will present “Little Mermaid Jr.” March 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and March 17 at 3 p.m. in the school auditorium.

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Beauty and the Beast A tale as old as time, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will be presented March 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and March 17 at 2 p.m. at Eastwood High School. All seats are reserved and are $10. Call 419-833-3611 for advance tickets or purchase them at the door.

“The Music Man” Lake High School will present its spring musical, “The Music Man” March 21, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. The much-loved musical follows fasttalking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. Hill’s plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by the curtain’s fall. Tickets will be available at the door, and will cost $5 for students 18 and under and seniors 60 and over, and $7 for all other adults. To reserve tickets or for more information, call 419-661-3000, ext. 3832 or visit

“Annie Get Your Gun” Northwood High School students will present, “Annie Get Your Gun” March 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and March 17 at 2:30

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Spring Shop Hop Eight merchants in eight area communities will be participating in a Spring Shop Hop April 5 and 6 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Participating shops will include Thyme for All Seasons in Curtice; Novelties & Nostalgia in Woodville; Simple Gatherings in Elmore; Beeker’s General Store in Pemberville; Summer Kitchen in Helena; Primitive Cupboard in Oak Harbor and Country Cupboard in Gibsonburg. Those who visit all the shops will be entered for a gift basket drawing. For more information, call 419-7073636 or 419-304-7381.

Golden Eagle Café open The Golden Eagle Café at Clay High School is now open for lunch Tuesdays and Thursdays for lunch through May, except March 5 and 29. Hours April 16 are noon-1 p.m. Lunch will be available from 11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Reservations and pre-orders are required, to enable students to plan a successful lunch service. Food is promised to be served 10 minutes after ordering or it’s free. A set banquet-style menu will be offered on Tuesdays, with seats reserved for a noon service. Pre-orders chosen from menu will be offered for dining in or carryout on Thursdays. For menu information or to make reservations, call the Golden Eagle Café at 419-693-0665, ext. 2162.

Trip planned The East Toledo Activities Center, in conjunction with Diamond Tours, will host a trip to New York City Sept. 5-10. The cost is $599 per person, double occupancy, which includes motorcoach transportation, five nights of lodging including three consecutive nights in New York, eight meals, guided tours of the city and more. A $75 deposit is due by April 22. For more information, call 419-6912254.

Photography class The Hayes Presidential Center is offering a “Photos & Genealogy” class to help 21st-century amateur photographers manage their hobby. The class will be offered March 9 from 9 a.m.-noon in the Hayes Library. The Center’s Head of Photographic Resources Gilbert Gonzalez will lead the class, which is sponsored by RootsMagic Inc. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students through high school. Pre-registration, is required. Call 419-332-2081, ext. 231 or email for informa-

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BOYS BASKETBALL Team (League) Overall Lake (11-3, NBC) Cardinal Stritch (9-5, TAAC) Gibsonburg (8-6, TAAC) Oak Harbor (7-7, SBC) Woodmore (6-8, NBC) Eastwood (8-6, NBC) Northwood (3-11, TAAC) Waite (2-8, TCL) Genoa (0-14, NBC) Clay (0-14, TRAC)

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Oak Harbor (8-6, SBC) 16 Woodmore (9-5, NBC) 13 Lake (10-4, NBC) 13 Cardinal Stritch (10-4, TAAC) 12 Gibsonburg (7-7, TAAC) 9 Waite (6-4, TCL) 8 Genoa (3-11, NBC) 8 Eastwood (5-9, NBC) 6 Clay (3-11, TRAC) 5 Northwood (4-10, TAAC) 5

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Booth respected by Three Rivers coaches By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer

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What is the definition of respect? Respect is when coaches and media members who cover your team vote you to the All-Three Rivers Athletic Conference second team and name you honorable mention all-district. Patricc Booth recently garnered both of those honors despite playing for a Clay basketball team that finished the regular season with a 1-20 record. The 6-foot-1 junior guard, a secondteam all-conference pick as a sophomore, finished third in the TRAC in scoring at 16.7 points per game and grabbed 5.7 rebounds a game. He shot 76 percent from the free throw line. “He’s a good student, a positive kid,” Clay coach Rob Belegrin said. “He listens to what you tell him and he doesn’t think he’s above the team, and he very well could be like that. It’s been tough, but my team works their butts off. “We play in a great league and we’re outmanned. We don’t have an inside game and we shoot 22 percent from the 3-point line. We can shoot, they’re just not falling. “We work very hard on defense and our kids play hard every game. I know that’s cliché, but I have people coming up to me to tell me that. The kids still believe. We’ve been close.” Booth refuses to criticize his teammates for the Eagles’ lack of success this season – Clay was 5-16 a year ago – even though, like them, he can get frustrated. At the same time, he has a desire to improve several aspects of his game, which includes getting in the weight room to add some

bulk to his 160-pound frame. “One of my big goals was to be firstteam All-TRAC,” Booth said. “Other than that, I accomplished many of my goals. Scoring-wise, I thought I did pretty good. Other things I can work on, like my (shooting) percentage. It all starts with the offseason, putting up shots and putting in the hard work. Your team might not be doing well, but you’ll get better. I could have done some things better.” Booth, whom Belegrin has called “the purest shooter I’ve seen at Clay High School in 17 years,” shot just 23 percent from 3-point range this season. And yet, he still surpassed 20 points in a game eight times, including a season-high 29 at Lima Senior. “I’ve been kind of streaky this year,” Booth said. “I’ve had games where I was hot and had games where I was cold. For me, it’s more mental. I’m not scared to

shoot, it’s just that I have to work on my form with repetition, over and over. A lot of shots I take are good shots and they just don’t fall. I just have to work on letting the shot (attempts) come to me instead of rushing it.” Belegrin said Booth’s shot selection this season was good, for the most part, and the coach was pleased that his standout guard was able to get to the free throw line more than he has in the past. “Scorers get to the foul line, and he needed to get better there this year,” Belegrin said. “He’s done that, but he still needs to get there more. The best part of his game is his mid-range game. I just want him to get stronger going to the rim, going in and drawing contact. If he puts another season like this one together, he’ll be a 1,000-point scorer. He could easily be averaging 22 points a game if he shot 30-35 percent from the 3-point line.” Booth said he looks forward to helping Clay basketball get over the hump next season. His goal is to earn a college scholarship in the process. “We would hang out a lot more as a team last year, not just on the court,” Booth said. “This year there wasn’t as much of that. You hang out with someone more, better things will happen on the court. Next year I think there will be more team bonding.” Belegrin added that Booth, who played some varsity as a freshman, is a safe bet to finally get on that All-TRAC first team next season. “He’s been consistent for two years in a league that has three state-ranked teams,” Belegrin said. “Next year he might be a favorite for player of the year in the TRAC. He’s been a pleasure to coach for three years.”

Szypka fourth at SEC Brad Szypka, a 2011 Genoa graduate and sophomore at the University of Kentucky under a track and field scholarship, took fourth in the shot put at the SEC Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He threw 18.83 meters (61 feet, 9½ inches), which is also his personal best mark this year. The mark was eighthbest in school history indoors. He is currently ranked 17th among throwers in NCAA Division I. He is hoping to get an invitation to the D-I NCAA championships on March 9. Szypka is considered one of the team’s top throwers with the Kentucky’s best shot put mark coming at the Florida Relays (16.62m/54-06.50). He also registered in the team’s top three in discus and hammer throw and competed in the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships shot put in Bloomington, Ind., finishing 13th. His mark of 16.62m/54-06.50 was his best throw of 2012. During the indoor season, Szypka had the team’s best shot put of the indoor season on his home track at the SEC Championships (16.35m/5307.75). He produced the team’s secondbest weight throw (15.92m/52-02.75) at the Rod McCravy Memorial. While at Genoa, Szypka finished first in the weight throw at the state indoor track meet of Ohio as a senior. He finished first in district Division II in the shot put as a senior, and won the Division II regional meet as well, and won the state championship in Division II in the shot put as a senior. Szypka owns the Genoa High School shot put record (64 feet, 4.5 inches). He also was a first team All-Suburban Lakes League football player.

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Bradfield averaging 24 points, 11 boards for Cougars By J. Patrick Eaken Press Sports Editor How would you like to be in eighth grade and be the top scorer in the area on a high school basketball team? Genoa Community Christian Academy basketball player Matthew Bradfield has that opportunity — averaging 24 points with a season high of 41. He’s an eighth grader playing high school basketball. The forward also leads the team in steals, averaging 5.1 takeaways per game, is the team’s second leading rebounder at 11 per game, and has a season and career high 19 rebounds in one game. He stands 5-foot10. The Ohio High School Athletic Association prohibits junior high students attending member schools from playing on high school teams. Because GCCA is not a member of the OHSAA, Bradfield is eligible to play. GCCA is a small private school and to fill a roster it must bring up some junior high players, as do some of their opponents. The GCCA roster includes two seniors, one junior, and three freshmen along with three other middle school players. In that context, Bradfield could be compared to O.J. Mayo, who played high school basketball while a seventh and eighth grader for a Christian school in Kentucky, winning two state championships before his prep career continued at Cincinnati North College Hill, a public school. Mayo went on to an NCAA career at the University of Southern California and now plays for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA. We’ll see if Bradfield makes it that far. Of course, it doesn’t hurt when you consider Matthew has athletic genes in his blood. The Cougars’ coach is his father, the elder Matt Bradfield, who played high school basketball for Coach Steve Keller at Oak Harbor, graduating in 1993. His sophomore year, the Rockets reached the regional tournament. The younger Matt Bradfield is not the only middle school player leading the GCCA team in stats. Seventh grader and younger brother Josiah Bradfield, a guard, is averaging 8.8 points with a season high

Genoa Community Christian Academy guard Matthew Bradfield (right) goes for a block in the Cougar's final regular season home game. (Press photo by Harold Hamilton/ HEHphotos.lifepics. com) of 18. Freshman forward John Flood and junior center Matt Glenn each average 4.5 points. Matt Glenn is the team’s leading rebounder at 11.3 with a season high of 16. Other starters include freshman forward Patrick Glenn, senior guard Tyler Pierce and guard Josiah Bradfield is the team’s sixth man. Filling out the roster are guards Jacob Bradfield and Jeremiah Gander, forward Ben Doty, and center Joe Glenn. GCCA, founded in 1990, started its

basketball program in 2006-07. Past coaches include Ben Church, Arnie Sutter, and Bob Younker. This year’s team, the school’s seventh, is 3-10 heading into the annual Harvest Temple Christian Academy post-season tournament in Clyde last weekend. “It started off kind of rough, but we’ve won our last two,” Coach Bradfield said. “The biggest challenge is the different age groups. Most of the kids have made improvements during the season, so that’s al-

ways a plus.” Three losses came to Monclova Christian Academy, which schedules larger OHSAA schools. Other teams on the schedule include Bowling Green Christian, Apostolic Christian (Sylvania), Northwest Ohio Christian (Napoleon), and two Adrian schools — Tri-County Christian and Berean Baptist. The Cougars won at home against TriCounty, 75-68, for their third win and on the road against NW Ohio Christian, 3531, for their second win. The first win was 80-76 in overtime at home over Apostolic Christian. Bradfield says it helps when visiting teams come in and play on the small floor, which once hosted Genoa High School and Genoa Middle School games. “It gives us an advantage at times playing on it,” Coach Bradfield said. The coach is interested in seeing the school grow and the sports program stabilize. GCCA has competed with local high schools in track quadrangulars under the auspices of former coach and athletic director Monica Church. “I would like to see it develop and the pastor (Tim Davies) who is here now wants to see it develop, too,” Coach Bradfield said. “We want to establish a program and we think that will be helpful. I think I’m the fourth coach in as many years and that makes it real rough on all the kids who have been in the program since then. So, it all depends on how their enrollment goes. “You know, they allow the homeschooled kids to play and that’s how we are involved with it,” Bradfield said. “I told Pastor Tim I’d like to stick around as long as I can and as long as he wants me to and just continue to try and build some consistency and see if they can grow and help their enrollment at the school.” Bradfield believes the advantage of school children attending GCCA is in its educational system, which caters to each student by tutoring on an individual basis. “I definitely believe there are benefits to what they are doing,” the coach said. “I have six kids of my own and each kid tends to learn a little different, and so I think it provides a unique way for them to teach the kids. I think it’s a pretty good system.”

DeStazio’s Comets make their statement in tournament By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer Mike DeStazio and Jim Gracyk are good friends and respect each other, and they are both extremely competitive. The two battled for years when they were the head girls basketball coaches at Woodmore and Eastwood, respectively, in the former Suburban Lakes League. DeStazio is now at Genoa and Gracyk is at Lake, and the battles between the two veteran coaches have resumed. “Mike and I talk a lot before, after and sometimes during the games,” Gracyk said. “There is mutual respect.” The Comets and Flyers split a pair of regular-season games as members of the Northern Buckeye Conference. DeStazio got the last laugh when Genoa upset second-seeded Lake, 63-42, in a Division III sectional final at, of all places, Eastwood High School. “I’d really like a do-over,” Gracyk said, “or a best-of-five series. Next year will be World War III.” Genoa won the first meeting with the Flyers this season, 50-35 at Lake, while the Flyers won the rematch on the Comets’ home court, 51-39. Genoa (8-15), which had lost nine in a row after beating Lakota on Jan. 14, lost to NBC rival Elmwood, 48-33, on Thursday in the district semifinals at Central Catholic. The Flyers and Royals split two regularseason meetings. DeStazio clearly was thrilled that his underdog squad, which has struggled closing out games all season, won the sectional championship against Gracyk’s Lake squad. Ciara Albright led all scorers with 26 points, while Genoa teammates Haley Pickard and Haley Gerke added 14 and 11, respectively. “I think the difference was we took the ball to the basket and Lake settled for jumpers,” DeStazio said. “I don’t think anybody expected us to beat Lake, and then beat them the way we did. The kids played very well. With this game being at Eastwood and both of us now coaching at different schools and sitting at different benches, it brought back some very good memories.” Albright, the NBC scoring champion

(16.1 ppg.), hit 14-of-16 free throws as the Comets went 26-of-38 from the line. Lake, which got 11 points from Jordan Taylor, was outrebounded by a 44-28 margin and ended the season with a 13-11 record. “Genoa played with a chip on their shoulder,” Gracyk said. “They had lost nine in a row and they lost to Fostoria in their last game. A week earlier we beat Fostoria by 35. All the teams Genoa lost to during their skid, we beat. I don’t think the team listened to me when I told them to ignore the scores, because Genoa will come after you.” Genoa is building some momentum for next season. Albright, Katie Jensen and Brynn Skillter, the NBC rebounding leader (9.8 rpg.), are juniors, and Carly Gose, Ger-

ke and Pickard are freshmen. Pickard had 10 rebounds against Lake. “At one time we had three freshmen on the floor, and they did a tremendous job,” DeStazio said. “Gose hardly played any varsity and she played four quarters that night. These kids never quit.” So will the Genoa-Lake rivalry heat up in the years to come? “Jim and I are very good friends,” DeStazio said. “We could go have a burger and a pop after a game. We’re very competitive on the floor, but we walk away and could ride home in the same car. Is it going to be a rivalry? It could be, but that’s because Jim and I have a mutual respect for each other as coaches. We’ve coached a lot of games

between us and we do a great job getting kids prepared for games.” The Flyers, who had back-to-back 200 regular seasons in 2008-09 and 2009-10, started this season by losing eight of their first 11 games partly because of a difficult non-conference schedule. They finished the season by winning 10 of their last 13 games. “We spent a lot of time at practice working on fundamental skills, and we changed our offensive and defensive things too many times as the year progressed,” Gracyk said. “I believe the girls will commit to major individual and team improvement between now and next November. The ball is in their court.”

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Comets, Rockets each send four wrestlers to state By J. Patrick Eaken Press Sports Editor

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A record 11 Genoa wrestlers competed in the 56-team D-III district tournament at Bowling Green State University, six placed, and four advanced to state. In 47 years Genoa has only qualified four wrestlers twice before (1993 and 1998). Genoa set yet another mark in the books as a team by outdistancing Archbold for a third place finish. It was the school’s highest finish ever in any district wrestling tournament. Delta won, scoring 143 points, followed by Upper Sandusky (120½) and Genoa (105). Other area D-III schools finished as follows: Woodmore was 23rd, Northwood 36th, and finishing tied for 37th were Gibsonburg and Lake. Pinning down a second place finish at 220 pounds was Genoa sophomore Jay Nino (57-4). Senior 145 pounder Drew Keenan (61-4) defeated Michael Bear of Elmwood in the finals to place third while fellow senior Jake Fejes (152) and junior Cody Buckner (285) each placed fourth for the Comets. Fejes was 52-8 and Buckner 32-9 heading into the state meet. Junior Max Reeder (132), 55-9, earned fifth place honors and qualified as a state alternate by crushing his opponent in the finals, 14-0. Mike Snider (170) finished off a solid 47-win senior campaign by placing sixth. Woodmore junior Evan Ulinski (463) finished third at the BGSU D-III district and qualified for state in 106 pounds. It is Ulinski’s third trip to Columbus.

Genoa state qualifiers, left to right, Drew Keenan, Jake Fejes, Jay Nino, and Cody Buckner with two black eyes and a broken nose among them. (Submitted photo) Four other Woodmore grapplers, sophomore Thomas Schnitker, junior Tony Rozzi, and seniors Colten Datkun and Dylan Young qualified for the district meet. Four Oak Harbor wrestlers continued their season at the D-II state tournament. The Rockets finished sixth overall in a field of more than 40 teams at the district meet. Oak Harbor senior Luke Cramer (385) will be making his second appearance after finishing fourth at last year’s state tournament. He did it by defeating his first two opponents by pins at the district meet, then taking down the defending state champ by a score of 5-0. In the finals, Cramer defeated his opponent from Bryan by technical fall, taking the 170 pound title. Joining Cramer at state in 170 pounds is Eastwood senior Randy Caris (52-3) At 285, Oak Harbor sophomore T.J.

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Lawrence (31-11) punched his ticket to state. Lawrence made the finals after winning a close first match in overtime then taking his next two matches with 3-1 and 5-0 scores. He ended up second at the district meet. Seniors Jared Chambers (30-9) and Alec Bowlick (34-10) took third at the district tournament to move on to state. Chambers (152) advanced to the semifinals, dropped that match, but came back and to win the consolation final. This will be his second trip to the state tournament. Bowlick dropped a close 3-2 decision to the eventual district champ, but battled back in consolation to also finish third in the 132-pound weight class. Three weeks after Clay, the No. 5 ranked team in Division I, reached the quarterfinals of the first annual state dual team tournament, seven wrestlers qualified

Genoa High School is looking for a head varsity volleyball coach and a throws coach for the varsity track team. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to Mike Thomas, Athletic Director, at or mail to Genoa High School, 2980 N. Genoa-Clay Center Road, Genoa, OH 43430. Deadline is Mar. 8 for the throws coach and Mar. 15 for the volleyball coach. ********* Players are still being sought for the Clay alumni game. Game(s) are May 11 starting at noon at John Ousky Field. Registration includes a $20 check payable to Clay Baseball. Need: name, graduation year, number for jersey, size of jersey and contact info, mainly e-mail so organizers can create a mass mailing list. Send to 3703 Seaman or drop off at the City of Oregon building inspection office. Cut-off date will be April 1. Please designate if player is a pitcher or a catcher. Call Gerry Wasserman at 419-6938389 or 690-9371. ********* Summer softball sign-ups for Lake Township will be held Mar. 9 at St. Peter’s Church in Millbury from noon to 2 p.m. Call Sheri Materni at 419-787-9123. ********* The Woodmore Memorial Day Baseball Tournament for age groups 14U, 12U, and 10U will be May 22-27 in Woodville. Contact Mike Sorg 419-836-9826 or


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for the individual state meet in Columbus last weekend. Eagles qualifying were junior Jared Davis (32-11) at 113, sophomore Richie Screptock (48-4) at 120, senior Damon Dominique (31-7) at 152, junior Nick Stencel (41-10) at 160, senior Edward Silva (39-9) at 182, senior Jarred Gray (21-5) at 220, and junior Antonio Zapata (33-18) at 285. At the Cleveland State district meet, Screptock was Clay’s only champion. The Eagles finished third as a team in the 41team district, scoring 173 points to follow champion Lakewood St. Edward (271) and Brecksville (224). The Eagles had lost to No. 4 Brecksville in the team state duals meet, 48-19, as only Screptock, freshman Matt Stencel, Gray, and Zapata won matches.

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Golden Bears’ strong finish sets the table for next year By Yaneek Smith Press Contributing Writer After starting the season 0-4, things were not looking so good for the Gibsonburg Golden Bears. With a chance to pack it in and take the easy way out, Gibsonburg boys’ basketball instead decided to get back to work and refocus its efforts on salvaging the season. After suffering tough, early-season losses to the likes of Huron (74-39) and Toledo Christian (82-47), two of Northwest Ohio’s better-ranked teams, the Bears righted the ship and proceeded to go 11-8 the rest of the season to finish with an 11-12 record and an 8-6 mark in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference, good for fourth place. It is an accomplishment when you consider that the Bears lost all five of their starters and 96 percent of the production from a team that went 17-5 and finished second in the TAAC last year. Coach Brent Liskai says what was most impressive about this team was its mental toughness. After starting the season slowly and knowing they were entering the heart of the conference slate, they responded to salvage their season, notching impressive wins over the likes of Ottawa Hills (55-54), Cardinal Stritch Catholic (70-56) and Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic (73-67) in double overtime. Gibsonburg’s season came to an end when they fell, 61-50, to the very same St. Joseph team in the Division IV sectional semifinals. Liskai, now in his 11th season at the helm, said, “I’m proud of these guys. To this group’s credit they didn’t panic. Those are types of kids we have. You know that when you come to watch us play we’re going to play hard. And I think we improved as much as most teams, maybe more so.” The Bears were led by point guard Jordan Kreglow, a 5-foot-8 sophomore, who led the team in both points (14.1) and assists (6.4). Liskai says Kreglow did a magnificent job this season while being faced with the unenviable task of replacing Gage Beaber, a four-year lettermen and 2012 All-TAAC selection who is currently playing basketball

Gibsonburg sixfoottall junior wing Tyler Ernsthausen goes to the basket for two points. (Photo courtesy of Innovations Portrait Studio) at Trine University in Angola, Indiana. Small forward Tyler Ernsthausen was second in scoring on the team, averaging 12 points and leading the team with 7.1 rebounds. Andrew Cantrell, one of the few rotation players who saw consistent playing time last season, averaged 11.5 points and was team’s best outside shooter, connecting on 64 three-pointers, a school record. Junior center Andy Burmeister, who at 6-2 is not particularly tall for a post player, averaged 5.2 rebounds while going up

against players who often had two to three inches on him. The Bears will graduate three players, Jordan Jahna, Jeremy Leavitt and Billy VanDerLaar, but the majority of their production will return next season — a sign that great things could be on the horizon. “We live by the motto, ‘Every play. Every day,’” Liskai said. “That’s how every practice is — we get after (the players) and we try to pay attention to detail. I have great kids that play for me and I work in a

really nice community. We tell them scoreboards and stuff like that will take care of itself. The two things you can control are your effort and attitude. We don’t set goals of wins and losses, we just want to max out and play our best ball at the end of the year. I think this group played pretty good basketball towards the end.” Part of the team’s success came because of a difficult non-conference slate that featured four league champions — Huron, SJCC, Otsego and Old Fort, which sported a combined record of 73-17 (.811). That helped prepare the Bears for the TAAC, which features the likes of Toledo Christian (20-2) and Ottawa Hills (17-4), two of the state’s top programs again this year. “Five of the teams we played shared or won a league title and three of them are ranked in the state,” Liskai said. “We’ll play anybody anywhere, that’s the type of schedule we have.” During his tenure at his alma mater, Liskai, a 1989 graduate of Gibsonburg, has built a team that has consistently won and finished in the top half of its league. His most memorable season came in 2006 when the Bears won the Suburban Lakes League title and advanced to the D-III regional semifinals, and, in ‘11, the Bears embarked on an impressive tournament run that saw them reach the district finals before falling in overtime, 71-63, to Ontario. Last year’s squad, which went 17-5, finished second in the TAAC before falling in heartbreaking fashion, 45-40, to Toledo Christian, a district finalist, in the sectional tournament at Eastwood. Liskai’s teams have gone 96-72 (.571) over the last six years while first competing as the smallest school in the SLL and then moving onto the TAAC, one of Ohio’s best small school basketball conferences, two years ago. Needless to say, Liskai remains optimistic about what lies ahead. “We’ll sit down and set our goals. The kids will set their individual goals,” he said. “I’ve got a bunch of kids that are gym rats. I’d like our guys to do something with the potential they have. If they do their stuff individually, when we come back as a team, we’ll put a nice product on the floor.”

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Cemetery Cleanup Deadline at Elliston and Limestone cemeteries is March 15. Wreaths, arrangements and other materials remaining after that date will be removed. New arrangements may be displayed beginning March 29.


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Crafters Wanted for Woodmore Select Baseball Craft Show to be held March 23 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Woodmore High School Multipurpose Room, 633 Fremont St. Visit or call Esteban Reyes at 419-345-4104. Elmore Conservation Club Trap Shooting every Wed. from 6-9 p.m. and every Sat. from 5-9 p.m. Questions: 419-392-1112. The Cash Basis Annual Financial Report of the Harris-Elmore Public Library for the year that ended Dec. 31, 2012 is available for inspection at the Library, 328 Toledo St. Call Julie Bergman, fiscal officer, at 419-862-2573 for an appointment. Storytimes for Preschool-Age Children offered Wed. at 11 a.m., Harris-Elmore Library, 328 Toledo St. Book discussion group meets the 4th Thurs. of each month at 10:30 a.m. New members welcome. Info: 419-862-2482. Elmore Senior Center-Elmore Golden Oldies, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd. Lunch served Tues. & Thurs. at noon. Reservations required by 10 a.m. the day before. Blood pressure & blood sugar checks the 4th Tues. of the month; bingo the 4th Tues. of the month after lunch. Reservations: 419-862-3874. Elmore Card Players Meet Thurs. evenings at 7 p.m. at the Elmore Retirement Center.


AARP Tax Time will be offered at the Genoa Senior Center March 11 and 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Appointments required. Call 419-855-4491. Preschool Storytime meets Tues. at 11 a.m. at the Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St. Book Discussion Groups meet the 3rd Thurs. of the month at 9:30 a.m. & the 3rd Tues. at 7 p.m., Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St. Call 419-8553380 to reserve a book. Genoa Senior Center 514 Main St., serves lunch Mon., Wed. & Fri., 11:30 a.m. (call 419-855-4491 for reservations). Card playing Mon. & Wed. at 12:30 p.m.; blood sugar checks offered the 3rd Wed. of the month; bingo Mon. at 9:30 a.m.

Gibsonburg Taco Bar Fiesta, an evening of food, music and fun, March 16, 6-11 p.m., St. Michael’s Church Hall. Buffet from 6:30-8 p.m. Music provided by Elmore Fudd. 21 and over. BYOB. Tickets $25 per person, advance sale only. For tickets, call Elizabeth Reynolds at 419-360-0267 or the parish office at 419-367-2255. Active Seniors invited to Meet & Eat at Gibsonburg Senior Center, 100 Meadow Lane. Lunches every weekday, educational & social programs, health assessments & more. Transportation and homedelivered meals available. 419-637-7947.

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Ageless Wonders will be going out for dinner March 14 at Luckey’s, 3310 Navarre Ave., Oregon (across from Kroger). Meet at 5 p.m. Info: 419-836-3811. Mobile Food Pantry sponsored by the fire department auxiliary every 3rd Mon. of the month, 5-7 p.m., Fire Station 1, 4505 Walbridge Rd.


Euchre Tournament March 9, Luckey American Legion Hall, 335 Park Dr. Food & registration at 6 p.m.; tournament begins at 7 p.m. Registration

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Adult Girl Scouting Program Leaders Gathering March 10, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. Church service at 10:30 a.m., followed by informal reception in the Social Room at 11:30 a.m. Attend one or both. Bring something to add to the big bowl of Gorp snack mix. Info: 419-898-5140 or All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fries from 4-7 p.m. Fridays through March 22, St. Boniface School, 215 Church St. Choose from baked or fried fish, macaroni and cheese, french fries, seasoned potatoes, hush puppies, cole slaw, salad bar, dinner rolls, beverage and a variety of homemade desserts. Children’s meals available. Ages 5 and under eat free. Food for Thought Food Pantry at Oak Harbor Alliance Chapel, 11805 W. SR 105, the last Wed. of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. Info: 419-707-3664.

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Fish Fries March 1, 15 and 29, 4:30-7 p.m. Pemberville American Legion, 405 E. Front St. Three & five piece dinners available, which include baked potato or fries, cole slaw or applesauce, roll & butter. Carryout available. Homemade pie and macaroni and cheese also available. Pemberville Area Senior Center at Bethlehem Lutheran Church provides programs & activities for adults 60 & over. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. M-F. Lunch served at noon. Community Food Pantry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St. open M-Th, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (excluding holidays). Open to Eastwood School District residents. ID & proof of residency required. Info available at Pemberville churches.

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Woodville Historical Society will meet March 5, 7:30 p.m. at the Main Street museum. The program will include Nancy Ritzert, of the American Association of University Women, portraying Sandra Day O’Connor, First Woman of the U.S. Supreme Court, The program is free. Guests welcome. eReader Essentials Program March 6, 7 p.m., Woodville Branch of Birchard Library, 124 S. Main St. Staff members will demonstrate how to download free eBooks, even on a Kindle. Attendees are invited to bring their devices for a hands-on experience, or just watch demonstrations on library equipment. Free; no registration required. Info: 419-849-2744. Woodville Senior Center offers lunch M-F, 11:30 a.m. (call 419-849-3636 for reservations). Home delivery also available.

Historical society banquet “Three Warriors, A Spy and an Indian Chief,” is the theme for the Elmore Historical Society’s Membership Banquet, which will be held Saturday, March 9 at Elmore Legion Post 279. Once again, the society will host members and volunteers as a way of showing gratitude for their support of society activities throughout the year. The deadline for reservations is March 2. For information about joining or renewing society membership, call Nancy Pries at 419-862-3300.

Jeryl and Nancy Kersey of Walbridge will be celebrating 55 wonderful years of marriage. They were wed on March 5, 1958. They have five children; Pamela, Sandra, Richard, Randal and Paula, 21 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one on the way.

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Woodmore Schools annexation resolution By Larry Limpf News Editor A resolution to proceed with the annexation of a parcel of land owned by the Woodmore School District has been approved by the board of education. The board is seeking to have the parcel annexed to the Village of Woodville, said Kevin Slates, district treasurer. The parcel, which is located near the Woodmore Elementary School, currently sits in Woodville Township. Slates said the board and administration wanted all of the school property to be in the village as preparations begin for the construction of a new elementary building. Keith Kruse, village administrator, said village council has approved an ordinance to accept the petition and certify that utility service is available for the site. Voters last year approved a bond issue that will generate about $15.7 million in local property taxes and leverage about $7 million in funding from the Ohio School Facilities Construction Commission for the new school. Later this month the board will seek contract bids for a parking lot, sewer and drainage systems, and the foundation for the new building, Slates said. Advertising for bids for the building will likely be held in June or July. Slates said the board and administration are planning to hold a groundbreaking ceremony in late May or early June. In other business, the board accepted the resignation of Marilyn McFarland, who is retiring at the end of the school year.

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

619 W. Madison Well maintained four bedroom near elem. Has beauty salon, workshop and office. Call today! 521 W. Smith Agent owned home sits on lot and 1/2 near elem. 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath, open living/dining, office and 3 season room. Large 2 car garage. Call Becky Lauer, Secure Realty, for your personal tour. 419-637-2738

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*** PUBLISHER'S NOTICE *** All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act. As amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability). To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free telephone number 1800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired is 1-800-347-3739. *Equal Housing Opportunity* 1516 Bradner Road, Northwood, Lake Schools, quality-built 3-bedroom ranch, 2-bath, attached garage, $129,900. 419-392-6375, 419-708-1490 Country convenience. 3BD/2BA brick ranch in rural Lake Township. $124,900. Minutes from major highways and Crossroads Shopping Center. Call 419-972-4252 for an appointment. Elmore, 17781 W. Riverside, luxury country living overlooking Portage River, very private, completely remodeled, 3900 sf, 4br, 2.5 baths, walk-out basement, marble, granite, custom woodworking, professional landscaping, terraces, and large covered porch. Very unique. $440,000. Genoa- 910 Washington Street 3/4 Bedroom, 2 Baths, Den, Newer Furnace, Central Air, Remodeled Throughout-$119,500. Call 419-3671202

Expecting a Tax Refund? Nice Selection of 2 & 3 Bed Mobile Homes Monthly Lot Rent $190-$210 Pet Friendly/Financing Available!

Walnut Hills/Deluxe Family Communities Walbridge 419-666-3993 TERRY FLORO 270-9667 855-8466

I am proud to present‌‌. 501 Stevenson, Gibsonburg 2871 N. First, Martin 310 Rice, Elmore 400 W. First, Woodville 619 Riverside, Woodville 526 Clinton, Elmore 920 W. Cousino, Oregon 16290 W. Smith, Elmore 2478 Genoa, Perrysburg 210 Riverview, Woodville 7254 Corduroy, Oregon

$71,000 $77,000 $97,000 $120,500 $129,300 $129,900 $134,000 $134,000 $169,900 $215,000 $217,500

SOLD: 880 Water, Woodville SOLD: 312 Fremont, Elmore SOLD: 215 Pine, Woodville SOLD: 646 Grandview, Elmore SOLD: 308 Main, Genoa PENDING: 512 Superior, Genoa PENDING: 108 15th, Genoa PENDING: 10767 Sun Trace, Perrysburg PENDING: 152 Brooklyn, Oak Harbor PENDING: 16525 W. SR 105, Elmore PENDING: 1966 Allendale, Toledo

When results are important ... Call Brad Sutphin 419-345-5566 email: 4011 Brown Rd., Oregon - 4 acres, brick ranch, 32x52 out-building, basement, $188,000 108 N. Goodyear St., Oregon - 4 bed, 1.5 bath, 2.5 car $78,000 short sale 154 Farnstead, Northwood - 3 bed, 1.5 bath, 2 car attached, same owner over 34 yrs., $117,000 1239 Dixie Hwy, Rossford - 4 bed, 1.5 bath, 2 story, 3+car, large rooms, $149,000 possible $134,000 short sale 13714 W. St. Rte. 2, Oak Harbor - 3 bed, 1.5 bath, 1.5 story, public water, 3.5 car, 5 acre farm, additional 2 bed, 1.5 bath, REDUCED! $179,000 21355 W. St. Rte. 579, Williston - 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 4 fireplaces, in ground pool, newer kitchen with quartz counter tops, enclosed porch w/fireplace $237,700 2828 111th, Toledo - 4 bed, 1.5 bath, brick, corner lot, 1 owner family home, $83,400 3252 Stafford Dr. Oregon - 3 bed, 1.5 bath, enclosed porch, apple tree. Fenced yard, $99,900 3256 N. Reach Dr., Oregon - 3 bed, 1.5 bath Ranch, new carpet/paint/floors, move-in condition, $124,900 525 S. Wheeling, Oregon - 4 bed, 3 bath, updated throughout, corner lot, $168,400 6125 N. Elliston-Trowbridge, Martin - 3 bed, 2 bath Ranch, completely remodeled, $129,000, or lease for $1,100/mo. 22555 W. Front St., Curtice 4 unit investment property, Ottawa Cty., $1,600/mo income 880-882 Dearborn, off I-280, Commercial - Industrial, 3200 sq. ft. 5601 Rt. 51 - Corner of Walbridge / Woodville Rd., Commercial Building w/car lift, offices, store front, ideal for business or service, completely remodeled, rest rooms, shower, 30+ parking. $220,000


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

Dawn BetzPeiffer

420 W. Stevenson Very nice 3 bedroom with newer kitchen and bath. Two car garage, shed, deck, and patio plus many updates. Great price. Don't miss.


WOODVILLE- 2 bed, 1 bath home, with 2 car detached garage, near elementary school. $86,900 419849-2360



Nice Selection! 2 Bdrm/2 Bath Many Extras! Monthly Lot Rent $190-$210 Financing Available! Call Walnut Hills/Deluxe 419-666-3993



Just Listed in Millbury Quality built 4 bed, 3 bath home featuring a supersized kitchen & Browns theme finished basement. Call me! Tim Douglas 419-902-4968



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


REDUCED PRICE! Improve Lots for Sale in Eagleview Sub-division in Elmore. 419-862-2370

All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act. As amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability). To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free telephone number 1800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired is 1-800-347-3739. *Equal Housing Opportunity* 1 bedroom apartment, Blair Dr., Walbridge, no pets, $375/mo +Deposit. 419-666-3809 1 bedroom Kelsey/Raymer area, apartment, open area living room w/kitchen and island, upstairs bedroom w/walk-in closet, central air, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer can be arranged to stay $475/mo 419-699-1670

FARMLAND Real Estate Auction 28.6 Âą ACRES Lake Twp., Wood County, Ohio

Wed. March 27, 2013 - 4:37 pm




PROPERTY LOCATIONS: Take US RT 20 north west of Stony Ridge OH approx... 1.3 of a mile to Tracy Rd., then north (right) 2.2 miles to the property with frontage on the east side of Tracy Rd & around the corner on the south side of Keller Rd. Watch for signs! AUCTION LOCATION: Glass City Boardwalk Banquet & Catering Hall, 27820 E. Broadway, Moline, Ohio

OPEN VIEWING: Weds., March 6 from 4-5 pm @ the property. TRACT: 28.6 +/- acres of land with approx. over 375’+/- frontage on Tracy Rd. & 1750’+/- on Keller Rd. There is ditch running though the property dividing it into 2 fields. 24.7 FSA acres of cropland. The soils in this parcel are NpA Nappanee silty clay loam, HcA Hoytville silty clay loam, NnA Nappanee loam & SpA Sloan silty clay loam; Lake School Dist. Taxes are $611.24 annual. Wood County parcel #H28-712-190000025000. A nonrefundable down payment of $10,000 is required at the close of auction. Owner: D H Moser Farms Family LLC For Terms & Conditions check the web site or call the office - 419-547-7777. WM BAKER & KEN BONNIGSON, CAI Asst. Auctioneers: Dean A. Smith, Andy Kluding, Todd Schling



2 bedroom Townhouse, Buckeye St., Genoa, $515/mo +deposit, no pets, 419-862-3299

3 bedroom home near Chippewa Golf Course, 2 full baths, kitchen w/stove & refrigerator, living room, dining room and sun porch, newly painted and carpeted, full basement and large yard. $850/mo 419-262-0015 840 ½ Forsythe Duplex, Upper 2 bedrooms, Washer/Dryer, Stove, Refrigerator supplied and maintained, you pay all utilities, $400/mo. + deposit. No Pets.419-698-3430 East Duplex-2 bed upper-$375/mo +$375 deposit. 2 bed lower-$475/mo +$475 deposit.Tenant pays all utilities. 419-277-2180 East Toledo

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419-932-0503 East Toledo, 3 bedroom lower unit apartment with basement and off street parking, gas heat and water included, $550/mo., 2218 Caledonia, 419-697-0611

Genoa- Spacious 2 bedroom upper, heat & water incuded $560/mo. Available March 15. Call Matt 567-277-0210. Genoa-small 1-bedroom house, no steps, no pets, W/D hookup, A/C, $550/month plus deposit/utilities. 419-855-4411 Millbury, new units on the market, totally remodeled, spacious 2 bedroom, 1½ bath +bonus makeup room, washer/dryer hookup, no pets. $625/mo 419-260-7583

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

Oak Harbor apartment, 2 bedrooms, $425/mo. 419-855-7250

OREGON APARTMENTS 1 & 2 bedrooms, spacious, patio, new carpet, appliances, low deposit, car port available, C/A, laundry facilities on site. $395/mo. to $495/mo. + utilities; 2 bedroom unit $495/mo., heat included.

Visit us on our website at: Call 419-972-7291 419-277-2545 Oregon house, Pickle Road 1 bedroom, big living area, $425./mo., 419-855-7250 OREGON SCHOOLS -1520 Groll 2 bedrooms, quiet neighborhood, full basement, 1 car garage, $695 +deposit. 419-704-2760 Quiet duplex on 1 acre lot, near Maumee Bay State Park, 2 large bedrooms, 1.5 bath, large kitchen/appliances, family room w/fireplace, full basement, garage, no shoveling/mowing/smoking or pets. $800/mo 419-260-6705 Rent With Option West End St. Bernard Street, 3-4 bedrooms, basement, garage, C/A, $695.

419-698-1717 3101 Navarre Ave., Oregon

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

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

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

Leybourne Street, 3-4 bedrooms, basement, $625.

Walbridge – 107 Blair, 2 bedroom townhouse, no pets, $525/mo. + deposit, 419-666-3809

Woodville Mall, quiet 2 bedroom condo, 1½ bath, garage, appliances, $600/mo +deposit/utilities, references, 419-450-9470.

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

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

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


Join Our Family Friendly Atmosphere Quiet surroundings, close to banks, stores, doctors and hospitals. 24 hour on-grounds maintenance, newly remodeled and redecorated apartments feature central air/heat, all new major appliances, community pool, laundry facilities, fitness center, one or two car garage,

One Bedroom $435 Two Bedroom $495 3250 Yorktown Dr., Oregon, OH just off Coy behind Kroger



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

DARR FARM Real Estate Auction 609 County Road 127 Fremont, Ohio

77.16Âą Acres 2 Tracts Rice Twp., Sandusky County

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 6:07 pm PROPERTY LOCATION: Take St Rt. 19 north of Fremont past the Ohio Turnpike to CR 127, then west or left to Tract #2 before the RxR, then across the RxR to Tract #1, back the driveway to the farmstead & land! AUCTION LOCATION: Fremont Country Club – 2340 E. State St. – Fremont, Ohio.

OPEN HOUSE: Tues. Feb. 19 & 26 @ 4-5:30 pm, Sun. March 3 @ 12:30-2:00 pm For Terms & Conditions check the web site or call the office - 419-547-7777. WM BAKER & KEN BONNIGSON, CAI Asst. Auctioneers: Dean A. Smith, Andy Kluding, Todd Schling

1403 West State Street Fremont, OH 43420 419-333-TEAM (8326) 877-787-8326 toll free NEW LISTINGS! HELENA...Owner is relocating...Small town living, 3-4BR home. Many updates to home since purchased in 2007. Main floor laundry. Detached garage w/paved drive & 2 smaller storage sheds. Public sewer & well water. $99,900 SP3889 PERRYSBURG‌ Adorable country updated 3 bedroom ranch east of Perrysburg. Awesome kitchen, wood deck, concrete patio, attached 1.5 car garage plus a 20x18 outbuilding. .92 acres. $132,900 SP3886 CHECK THESE OUT! MIDDLE BASS ISLAND‌ Build your dream home here & then relax & enjoy life! Very small town relaxed atmosphere. Lot is located in Burgundy Bay Assoc. Lot measures 60x135. Assoc dues. Water, sewer, propane & Ohio Edison available. SP3739 MARBLEHEAD‌ THE PERFECT GETAWAY! One-of-a-kind, custom built, 2BR mobile home in Shady Shores RV Park new in 2005. Rent a 24' floating dock! Most furnishings stay. Lovely white cabinetry in kitchen. SP3734

BATDORFF REAL ESTATE, INC. Trust the oldest and most experienced real estate company in town with your sale or purchase - over 170 combined years of real estate sales in our area!

149 Church St., Oak Harbor, OH (419) 898-9503 NEW LISTING ! 306 W Rice ELMORE - $145,000 Historic home with many updates and classic features. 2 fireplaces, newer roof, windows & siding, original woodwork, leaded glass are just a few of the interior features. Private stairs to master bedroom. Must see! Call Chad W Brough 419-262-7408 or Batdorff Real Estate 419-898-6804.

RIVER VIEW ! 230 Portage Street St OAK HARBOR - $99,900


WALBRIDGE–one bedroom, 101 Blair, brick apartment, ground floor. $435. Lease, No Pets. 419-467-9432

Dee Cottrell


1 bedroom apartment, all utilities except electric, $395/month.

East Toledo, 311 Parker lower. Very nice & clean 2 bedroom. $400 Plus deposit/utilities. 419-787-6043.

Call for new tenant rate 1105 S. Wheeling

4-bedroom house, $600/month.

East Toledo, 3 bedroom upper duplex, $425/mo., 3 bedroom lower, $425/mo + deposit and utilities, appliances, No Pets. 419-691-3074


In town, 2 br, 1.5 bath, central air, one car attached garage with workshop, sun room, deck, and much more. River view. Call Bernie Hammer 419-307-4060 or Batdorff Real Estate 419-898-6804 information or to schedule a showing.

RURAL SETTING ! 19474 W Witty ELMORE - $139,900 Spacious-almost 1900 sf. Rural setting with many trees. 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath & 2 half baths, hardwood floors, cove ceilings, 16x10 den/DR/Bedroom, attached 2.5 car garage w/ lots of storage, eat-in kitchen, 3-season sunroom. Call Nancy Keller 419-707-1472 or Batdorff Real Estate 419-898-6804 for showing.

LAKE VIEW AND BEACH RIGHTS 6369 N 5th Street OAK HARBOR - $119,900 Lake view and beach rights. Located on Sand Beach, short distance from Lake Erie. Well kept and ready to move in vacation or year round living. Home is larger than appears on outside!! Must see to appreciate!! Call Bernie Hammer 419-307-4060 or Batdorff Real Estate 419-898-6804 for showing.



A & M Towing and Recovery We buy junk cars, vans & trucks 419-320-5389 or 419-917-3650 Mike's Hauling We buy junk cars, trucks and vans Scrap metal hauled free. 419-666-1443


Avon Reps Needed. Earning Potential Unlimited. $10.00 Starter Kit. Call for Appointment 419-666-5680

Booth rental available in Northwood salon. Call 419-508-5020 for details. CLASS A DRIVERS Regionally dedicated lanes Great Home Time Our Drivers Know Us Best Call Us and Talk To One And Find Out What We Can Do For You 419-725-7167 or Drivers: Co & OWNER-OP's. Solo's or Teams. Dedicated Routes Available. Dry Vans/Flatbeds. Excellent Pay/ Home Weekly, Free Plate program. No Upfront Costs. CDL-A, 2yrs exp. 866-946-4322 Drivers: Company Great Pay,Miles,Benefits and Home Time Passenger Policy CDL-A with 1 Yr OTR Exp. 1-800-831-4832 x1406 Drivers: Want a Professional Career? Haul Flatbed Loads for Trinity Logistics Group! Earn $.41-.51cpm! CDL-A w/2yrs Exp. EEO/AA 800628-3408 EAST SIDE - Entry Level Assembly & Manufacturing Positions We are recruiting for entry level assembly and manufacturing jobs. Great Opportunity for long term positions that can possibly lead to hire. This is your chance to work full time and make $8.00 per hour. All shifts available. Drug and Bkg checks will be conducted. HS Diploma or GED is required. Email resume to or fax to 419-893-6245. MANPOWER 419-893-4413 Housing Site Manager Lutheran Homes Society, Inc. has an immediate opening for a full time Housing Site Manager at our Luther Ridge senior community, located in Oregon, OH. HUD experience is necessary. Good communication and computer skills a must. 40 hours a week. We offer competitive pay in an environment dedicated to quality senior care. Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume with salary expectations by March 8, 2013 to: LHS Housing Services 2411 Seaman St. Toledo, OH 43605 Fax: 419-724-1519 Email: Equal Opportunity Employer

Lawn Care -$8.00. Must have small engine maintenance knowledge, valid driver's license, proof of insurance and able to pass a background check. Applications accepted through March 8th at the East Toledo Senior Center, a Drug Free workplace, 1001 White St. No Phone Calls.


Tow driver wanted, experience required. Auto mechanic wanted, must have own tools. Apply in person, 329 First Street, Toledo, OH 43605. 419691-2962. Welding & Forklift Positions North Toledo We are searching for experienced Welders & Forklift Drivers. Must have previous experience from past employment or school. These are long term positions with the possibility of hire. Excellent Pay Rates. Drug and Bkg checks will be conducted. Will need HS Diploma or GED. Call Manpower at 419-893-4413 or email resume to

COUNTRY CHARM CLEANING Hiring Dependable People with Reliable Transportation

$8 - $12 per hour



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Are you in need of a housekeeper, I do general/deep housecleaning also run errands (doctor's appointments, groceries, etc), or just some companionship for your loved one or just someone to provide loving pet care in your home while you're gone? Flexible hours and competitive wage. 419-464-5826. Certified Nurse Aid with seven years experience in alzheimer, dementia, epileptic, and level challenged patients has opening to care for your loved one. Also patients who are convalescing from surgery, rehab process or in need of companionship. 419-720-9234 Jill. Child care provided in my Oregon home or your home, volunteer parttime at Lucas County Children Services, references and very reasonable. Robin 567-218-4251

Father of three is looking for work . Experienced in Sales; Would like to sell cars.. Any days, any hours. Call 419-559-3212 Seeking work for in home health care in the greater Toledo area. I have several years of experience and can care for any ability level providing daily personal needs with compassion. I am dependable with reliable transportation. 419-206-9056


A former nanny has openings in my Oregon home. I offer fun, education and lots of love, first aid & CPR 419-972-7109 Child care in my Millbury home, with references, non-smoking, free meals, CPR Certified, lots of TLC. 419-836-7672.

Part-time graphic artist, proficient in CorelDRAW and Photoshop needed to create racing related graphics. email resume to: Receptionist/Secretary. Quickbooks experience required. Pay based on qualifications. Please mail resume to: P.O. Box 169- H, Millbury, OH 43447,. SALES OPPORTUNITY NABF College World Series media publications/sponsorship. Commission only. Call 419-936-3887, leave name and phone number. Shared Legacy Farms CSA, Elmore, seeking local Packing Asst and Harvest Assts, 5 hr/wk, on Mon or Wed, 4-9 PM, beginning June for 19 weeks, harvesting and packing produce into our CSA boxes. Compensated w/ half vegetable & fruit share from our CSA. Email resume to To view job description, visit under Farm Basics/Employment tab.

SOLOMON LUTHERAN SCHOOL SEEKS Summer Child Care Director & Year Round Child Care Aides. Submit Resume to 305 West Main Street, Woodville, OH 43469

* Antiques * Buying all types and estates, including old toys, advertising items, Watches. 419-351-7014 or 419-6915808 Antiques, furniture, lamps, paintings, pottery. Stony Ridge Antiques. 419-837-3068 and 419-837-5490

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






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


Tax prep 20 yrs. experience, $65 long form, includes everything. Federal, State, City, E-file. 419-913-1089


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

For Your Wedding Grosjean Photography Call Ken or LaRae at 419-836-9754 Have Scissors/Will Travel Experienced hair care that comes to homebound disabled persons. All hair services provided. Available 5 days a week. Servicing Oregon, Genoa, Walbridge, Perrysburg Twp, and South Toledo Call Patty K. at 419-283-9628


BAY AREA Looking for Clean Fill Dirt? Rock bottom prices. Free delivery. Bobcat services available. Call MIKE 419-350-8662 Hardwood Flooring, Refinishing, Installation, and Repair Work. 18-yrs experience. Call Kyle 419-343-3719 RAY'S HANDYMAN SERVICES Carpentry, Drywall Repairs, Painting, Siding, Electrical Problems, Help for the Do-It-Yourselfer. Small Jobs Welcome, 35+ Years Experience Member BBB 419-836-4574/419-304-0583



Office Space/Retail/ or Salon for Lease 1,050 Sq. Ft. in Walbridge $400-$600 p/mo. + deposit & utilities Call 419-392-8968

(2) cemetery lots at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, both for $1990. Savings of $410. 419-849-3631. Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, 2 graves, Section Q, Lots 24 spaces 3 & 4. Value $5,000. Asking $3,000 OBO. 567-277-2546


General house cleaning and offices. Reasonable, 30 yrs. experience and referenses. 419-6661753 Let The Sun Shine In! Sunshine Cleaning Services. 30 years experience. Free Estimates. Coni, 419514-4136.


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


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


CONSIGNMENT AUCTION Sat & Sun, Mar. 23 & 24, 2013 (NOTE: 4th weekend in March)


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


Mike Halka 419-350-8662 Oregon, OH.


"Serving all of N.W. Ohio"




KNIERIEM PAINTING & WALLPAPERING EXTERIOR-INTERIOR Painting & wall papering; Interior wood refinishing; man lifts; airless spray; power wash & blasting; silicone seal; refinishing aluminum siding; residential; church, farm. EXPERIENCED FREE ESTIMATES *SENIOR & WINTER RATES* 419-862-2000 GRAYTOWN OR 419-697-1230 NORTHWOOD


Affordable roofing, garages, flat roofs , new roofs or repairs, big or small, license, insured, 419-2424222 FREE ESTIMATES. Roofer & Company LLC (Previously Hatfield Roofing) Commercial and Residential All Types ,Re-roof and Repair Senior Discount/Free Estimates Reasonable, BBB 419-836-9863

Class starts March 18th Funding may be available Call 419-661-6503 for more info

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


$50.00 Off Your Next Event! Check out or call 419-944-9178 for all your DJ needs!


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

Charter Bus Tours:

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

Consignments Wanted: Call 419-547-7777

This is an excellent opportunity to liquidate complete farm inventory or if you have a small estate or un-needed items around the farm. NO JUNK, TIRES, or TITLED VEHICLES.

Buying Quality Antiques, From single to whole estates, Also old toys, advertising items, watches, pottery419-351-7014 Serious Collector Buying Old Historical Pin backs, Badges, Ribbons (Political Advertising) Pre 1960 Baseball Cards. 419-304-7076

NOTICE: Consignments will be received Sat. March 16th thru Thurs. March 21st at the Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds from 9-6 pm daily. NO Consignments taken on Friday or Days of Auction Last year’s auction sold over 5,000 lots with over 2,600 registered bidders buying from 4 auction rings on Saturday and 5 auction rings on Sunday. Watch the Web for listings, photos, terms & conditions

WM BAKER & KEN BONNIGSON, CAI Asst. Auctioneers: Dean A. Smith, Robert Carpenter,

Fred Wolff, Andy Kluding, Todd Schling

CNC Machine Programmer


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


Learn Guitar, Drums, Bass, Banjo, Band Instruments, Piano. Professional Musicians All Styles. Dr. Dave's Band Aide, 2048 Starr Avenue, Toledo, 419-693-3900.

Office: 1570 W. McPherson Hwy., Clyde, OH - 419-547-7777

Cabbage Patch Dolls $5 each and other Collectibles. 419-855-7038.

Cub Cadet 107 lawn tractor w/mower deck, 42" snow blower all in good condition-$900 419262-0015. Dining room table w/6 chairs $100. Antique hutch $50.00, 5 drawer dresser $40.00, 42� flat screen tv $50.00, 32� tv $75.00. 419-691-3841. Generator on wheels, Honda gas engine, 6 kw, battery or pull start. Asking-$1800.00 419-392-1726 Oak Corner Kitchen Cabinets, Modified 24� X 32�, Triangle base and 12� Upper, $100.00. 419-6913799 Tools For Sale Black & Decker 10� Mitre Box $60.00 Air Floor Nailer for 1/2� & 3/4� Flooring, used one job, extra nails. $90.00 UTILITY TRAILER, 5' 2� X 7'7� X 17� sides, tilt bed, spare tire, $425.00. Call 419-260-0248

April 27-May 1 Norfolk, Virginia Beach & DC Lots of attractions!! Call for detailed flier--$699

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

Travel Party-Sunday, March 10-Ramada Inn-Exit 13 1:30-4:00-Free and New Fliers available then. Lots of Day and Multi-Day Tours.

Now Hiring Friendly Faces!

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

VILLAGE OF WOODVILLE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR LIFEGUARDS/REC. HELPERS LIFEGUARDS: Responsibilities are to provide an environment which protects the health and welfare of each person using the Woodville Pool. Valid Advance Lifeguarding & Water Safety Instructors certificates preferred. REC. HELPERS: Responsibilities include opening/closing tasks as assigned by manager. Applications are available at the Town Hall - 219 W. Main St., Municipal Bldg - 530 Lime St, or online at Applications may be turned in at the Municipal Bldg. M-F, 8am-4pm, or mailed to PO Box 156, Woodville, OH 43469. Applications accepted until April 2, 2013. E-O-E

Public Auction March 10th @ Noon Jerusalem Township Firehall 9501 Jerusalem Rd. (St. Rt. 2), Curtice, Ohio 200+ Collectible toys, remote controlled cars AP Auto Parts, Champion, Bi Plane, Ford, Sunoco, Matco & others. Train set, windup toys, prints, beer & misc. advertising signs, radios Sinclair, Sunoco, Mac & more. Banks Mac Tools, Snap-on, Champion Texaco & others. Large amount of advertising items, Campbell Soup Pedal car, Race card set, Wix filters, Nascar, Ertl, John Deere, Texaco, Napa & others. Scale model cars 1/24th , 1/32th, & 1/64th, Miller Lite decorative hood, Nascar & Star Trek models, O.S.U. items, cookie jars, old pop bottles, RC thermometer, #3 crock, rods, reels, Plugs, old fish boxes, decoys, crab trap, sleds, Leaded glass, tools, many collectibles & primitives. Many items are new in the box. This is just a partial listing! Terms: cash/check ID for bid number. All items sold as is where is. No warranty. Go to Enter auctioneer code 4464 for pictures.



A S uction


Auctioneer: Ken Belkofer 419-836-9612 Not responsible for accidents or theft.

We are expanding & have openings for:

• Cashiers • Custodians Part-Time Positions Competive Wages & BeneďŹ ts Candidates should apply online at : - hiring code 101 or call 1-888-673-8765 Petro 26416 Baker Rd., Perrysburg 419-837-9772 Ext.31709 TA 3483 Libbey Rd., Perrysburg 419-837-5017




2010 FLEX #P6851


MARCH 4, 2013

2009 BUICK ENCLAVE #38113-A

$22,400 $19,800 $19,700

2007 BMW #38563-B













2007 AUDI #38522-A










$14,700 $13,700 $12,700 $11,900


2002 F-250



2003 F-150









2010 FOCUS SE #P6648

$11,600 $11,700 $10,800 $4,900 $15,700

2001 SPORT TRAC #37512-B

2006 HONDA PILOT #38495-B











2003 VOLVO





















2005 FOCUS





2001 WINDSTAR #P6847-A


2001 SILVERADO #38087-B









American Bulldog Pups, AKC, Papers, $350. 419-559-9939


Well hello there, what's that you said??? You are looking for a playful and amazing friend?? Well I am just the dog for you! My name is Luke and I am a shepherd mix about a year old. I am a fun-loving and active fellow and I love to get rough and tumble. If I am too much for you, I have some friends who are also looking for loving homes. You can check us out on, Facebook, and in the fur at 410 S Erie St, Toledo OH - 419.213.2800. We are always looking for volunteers to come and play with us, and donated goods such as blankets and toys. If you are missing a dog, come down and check the LCDW.

Hi! I'm Ari! I am an extremely sweet and a f f e c t i o n a t e g u y. I h a v e a huge personality crammed into my little b o d y. I l o v e t o b e h e l d , cuddled, and kissed on the head. All I want to do is be with you! I'm quite the chatterbox and have been told that my meow is adorable. I love to play with toys of all kinds and I get along with other cats, but can be a bit bossy. If you are in the market for a new best friend then look no further then me!

YOU LUCKY DOG VOLUNTEER OPORTUNITY Our pooches are in need of a play/socializing time volunteer on Fridays and Saturdays from 10a - 12 noon and every other Thursday from 10 - 12 noon. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy a Rescue dog while they are waiting for their forever home. Please call to set up a time to visit us and meet our rescues. There is minimal "housework" involved. WOOF You Lucky Dog, Inc 419-691-1375


LOST! Male shepherd mix, tan with white chest, shepherd face, floppy ears, last seen Dearborn/Starr area. Answers to Bettis. REWARD! 419691-5662.

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


In Home Service


APPLIANCE WORKS INC. Washers, Dryer, Ranges, Microwaves, Refrig., Air Conditioners, Dishwashers, Disposers, Freezers

Tear Out & Replace Concrete, Driveways, Patios, Porches, Pads, Sidewalks & Stamped/Colored Concrete ** Quality & Affordable Work **

419-836-FIXX (3499)



Electrical Contractor

We will inspect...



ABSOLUTELY FREE Valid only with this ad

21270 SR 579 Williston


Carpet Cleaning


Licensed & Insured New & Old Homewiring Specialists 1556 Oak St/At Oakdale Toledo, OH 43605

(419) 691-8284 Family Owned & Operated Since 1942



Cleaning R.D. Haar’s

BELKOFER EXCAVATING • Septic Systems • Sewer Taps • Snow Removal & Salting Backhoe/Bobcat/Dozer Work Stone and Dirt Hauling

419-836-8663 419-392-1488 Excavating/Water Pumps

The Cleaning Professionals

Housekeeping • Residential daily, weekly or bi-weekly Housekeeping • Commercial • Carpet Cleaning • Upholstery Cleaning

Call 419-277-0564

You’ll laugh at the name ... not the service!! Concrete


c o n s t r u c t i o n llc SPRING SPECIALS!!

will price match competitors!! Decorative concrete, driveways with stamped or decorative borders, patios, basements, garages, new & tear out & replace... block, brick and cultured stone, foundations and full garage packages from the ground up... SAVE BIG!!

•Excavating •Bobcat work •Snow Removal Licensed, fully insured, bonded — Free Estimates —

Adam Turner


GL HENNINGSEN EXCAVATING AND WATER SYSTEMS Septic Systems Installation & Repair Water, Sewage & Sump Pump Installation & Repair


J.N.T. HOME REPAIRS •Painting FREE ESTIMATES •Drywall •Fences, Reasonable Rates •Tile •Plumbing Fast Friendly Service •Decks •Electrical Insured and Bonded

MARK 419-855-4161 Commercial / Residential Maintenance and Repair Licensed and Insured

2002 Dodge Durango 76,000 Miles Car Starter, New Tires, 4WD/V8 Great Condition, Well-Maintained $6,000. 419-283-3380. 2003 Monte Carlo SS, 83,000 miles, leather, heated seats, air, sun roof, CD, new battery, brakes and rotors, catalytic convertor, great shape! $6,500/OBO. 419-392-5056

If it’s heavy ... and you want it hauled in or out ...

Call Us! •Dirt •Stone •Debris •Cars •Equipment •Trucks


We can work directly with your Insurance Company 21270 SR 579 Williston


Be An Expert! Call 419-836-2221 or 1-800-300-6158 to be included in the Experts


– 2013 LAWNCARE SPECIAL – All Residential Properties Starting at $25 Bagged, edged & Trimmed •Spring/Fall Clean-up •Senior/Military Discounts •Multiple Property Discounts •Weekly Cuts •Referral Programs •Fully Insured

PHONE (419) 340-1418



All other plumbing needs and drainage tile. WINTER DISCOUNT 15%

Inside & Outside

• Inside Auto Storage • Personal Storage

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

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

S andwisch Painting •Interior •Exterior •Residential - Commercial

Terry 419-708-6027 Josh 419-704-7443

(419) 367-8282

Interior - Exterior Specializing in Aluminum & Vinyl Siding Insured - Free Estimates “No Job Too Small or Big�


Gray Plumbing 25 Years Experience **** 24 HR. SERVICE **** D.O.T. Certified. Insured/Bonded All Major Credit Cards Accepted — Senior Discount — LICENSED MASTER PLUMBER

Jim Gray


• Licensed & Insured Since 1964 • Senior & Veteran Discounts • Free Estimates with no pressure




Multi-sized Units - Outside storage Security fence - 7 day access “We make every effort to accommodate YOU.�

Call An Expert!

Sanitation Services

Water Conditioning

MARK 419-392-3669 – SNOWPLOWING –

Residential/Commercial Senior & Veteran Discount


C & L SANITATION, INC. Septic Tank Cleaning & Portable Restrooms For All Events


Water Conditioning We specialize in premium Water Conditioning systems at discount prices


Serving the area for over 50 years

Call Tom Kunkle 419-494-2313

No Jobs Too Small Insured - Bonded

419-693-8736 Licensed Master Plumber Roy Bomyea



Restoration & Remodeling, Inc

Additions - Decks - Bathrooms Exteriors - Windows - Kitchens Licensed - Insured - Bonded In Business for over 30 years — Free Estimates — BBB Senior Discounts PRO

Your Services Change Your Prices Change Why Does Your Yellow Page Ad Stay The Same?

419-691-0131 O PRProfessional Remodelers Organization

An ad should be flexible... Like your business. Not chiseled in stone like a stagnant yellow page ad. E-mail: No job too small or too big

Don’t Call An Amateur, Call An Expert! Roofing


WEEKEND DELIVERIES •Stone & Dirt Hauling •Bobcat Service •Demolition & Hauling •Concrete Removal

Oregon, OH

Burkin Self Storage • Camper Storage


If You’re an Expert and want to get involved... CALL 836-2221. Deadline: 11 a.m. Thursday

•Sump Pumps •Broken Pipes •Hot Water Tanks •Drain Clean

Lawn Services

419-340-0857 419-862-8031


MAUMEE BAY SELF STORAGE 7640 Jerusalem Road (Rt 2)



(419)693-3000 (419)392-5252



Mike Halka

2005 Ranger regular cab pickup, V6, automatic, air, 126k, $3750. 419-898-6660



Free Estimates, Licensed & Insured

1997 Dodge Ram, 1500, 4x4, 5.9L, Project truck, 267,000mi., Reg Cab, Short Box, 2 Sets of Tires, Spare Parts $1,200 OBO. 269-579-0678



Got Junk & Garbage? We do: Clean Ups/Clean Outs

Jim Schenk

1993 Chevy 1/2 ton, 2 wd, w/cap, runs great, $2700/OBO 567-2013640 before 7pm.



Veterans & Senior Citizens’ Discounts

Contact me for a new or used vehicle.



Leave detailed message

New or Replace Concrete Driveways, Sidewalks, Pole Barns, Porches, Stamped & Color Concrete Brick & Block work etc.

Serving You for 20 Years!


Lawn Care & Snowplowing


2009 Honda CRV EX, $19,500 OBO, 42,000 miles, 4 wheel drive, newer tires, 1 owner, excellent condition. 419-309-7510

1998 Monte Carlo, 1-owner, high mileage, excellent maintenance. $2,000. 419-349-1152. 1999 Hyundai Sonata, $1500 new parts and tires, $2,500 OBO. 419691-3841


2005 Chevy Aveo, very clean, good gas mileage, silver, 5-door hatchback, 98k, $5495. 419-460-3188.

1997 Mercury Villager Van, V-6 automatic, air, 110k, clean, $2,850. 419-898-6660.

Cleaning & Restoration LLC Since 1988 Carpeting & Upholstery Cleaning Emergency Water Removal General House Cleaning — Certified By I.I.C.R.C. —


Whole House Generators




•Anti-freeze •Belts •Hoses •Spark Plugs •Spark Plug Wires •Distributor Cap & Rotor •Wiper Blades •Load Test Battery •Tires •Brakes •Exhaust •Suspension •Shocks

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Operated By Mark Wells


1994 Jeep Wrangler w/7ft Meyer snowplow. Power angle/lift, 112k, 4speed manual, 6-cylinder, $2200. 419-691-3837

THE PRESS EXPERTS Appliance Repair



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For more information, call the classified department.


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MARCH 4, 2013


Baumann Auto Group Genoa

Our goal is to sell every vehicle for $200 LESS than the competition!

Guaranteed Credit Approval!

Guaranteed Credit Approval!


MSRP $24,495

2013 FORD FUSION SE 15 Available


Or Lease For $199



Our goal is to sell every vehicle for $200 less than the competition!


2013 Chevy Silverado1500 LT

#FC13172, Ext. Cab, 2WD

mo. x 24 mo. $2,500 due at signing

MSRP $36,115 Employees Buy For $25,686* Everybody Else Buy For $29,186* Or Lease for $309** per mo. for 39 months

*Ford rebates included. Ford Credit Financing required. Security deposit, tax, title, documents and plates extra, subject to credit approval. See dealer for details. **Ford rebates included. Ford Credit Financing required. 10,500 miles per year allowed, 15¢ per mile thereafter. Security deposit, tax, title, documents and plates extra, subject to credit approval. See dealer for details. Offer ends March 4, 2013.




MSRP $25,965



$22,390 *

*Buy price includes all rebates and incentives, plus tax, title, license & document fees extra. With approved credit. **Lease is for 39 months with $2,000 down, 12,000 miles per year, plus tax, title, license & documents fees extra. With approved credit.

Offer Ends 3/4/13

2013 Chevy Silverado1500 LT

Or Lease For $205** mo. x 24 mo. $2,500 due at signing

#FC13151, Crew Cab, 4x4

*Ford rebates included. Ford Credit Financing required. Security deposit, tax, title, documents and plates extra, subject to credit approval. See dealer for details. **Ford rebates included. Ford Credit Financing required. 10,500 miles per year allowed, 15¢ per mile thereafter. Security deposit, tax, title, documents and plates extra, subject to credit approval. See dealer for details. Offer ends March 4, 2013.

MSRP $41,755 Employees Buy For $32,553* Everybody Else Buy For $34,553* Or Lease for $349** per mo. for 39 months




MSRP $20,090





Or Lease For $140** mo. x 24 mo. $2,500 due at signing

*Buy price includes all rebates and incentives, plus tax, title, license & document fees extra. With approved credit. **Lease is for 39 months with $2,000 down, 10,000 miles per year, plus tax, title, license & documents fees extra. With approved credit.

Offer Ends 3/4/13

2013 Chevy Cruze

*Ford rebates included. Ford Credit Financing required. Security deposit, tax, title, documents and plates extra, subject to credit approval. See dealer for details. **Ford rebates included. Ford Credit Financing required. 10,500 miles per year allowed, 15¢ per mile thereafter. Security deposit, tax, title, documents and plates extra, subject to credit approval. See dealer for details. Offer ends March 4, 2013.

ALL 2012 F-SERIES 99¢ OVER INVOICE Example: Ford F-150

Example: Ford Super Duty

2012 Ford F-150 XL

2012 Ford F-250 XLT

#4113, Reg. Cab

#2950, 4x4, Super Cab

MSRP $26,135

MSRP $45,125



Offer Ends 3/4/13


2013 Chevy Malibu





*Ford rebates included. Ford Credit Financing required. Security deposit, tax, title, documents and plates extra, subject to credit approval. See dealer for details. Offer ends March 4, 2013.

BAUMANN FORD PRE-OWNED Offer Ends 3/4/13 3/4/2013.

2010 Ford Fusion SE #F3366A


2007 Jeep Compass Sport #F3383A


1999 Saturn SW1 #F3393A


2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab #F3396A


2008 Dodge Charger SE 2010 Ford Explorer XLT 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 2011 Ford Fiesta SE #F3417A





$9,000 #F30102 $15,000

2011 Ford Taurus SHO 2012 Ford Escape XLT 2008 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 2005 Buick Rendezvous #F30110

$29,000 29,000




$15,000 #F3196C $6,500

Baumann Chevy Certified Pre-Owned

2011 GMC Terrain SLE #FC13070A


2009 Chevy Equinox LS #FC13176A



Jeff Brown Gen. Mgr.

Brian Gentry

Larry Ponzi

John Wronkowicz

RJ Stachowiak

Curtis Miller

Grant Miller

Nick Paul

Dennis Healy

Dean Buhrow

Mike Schlosser

Anthony Sondergeld

Jerry Heilman


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




Terry Paul Exec. Mgr.

Jeff Brown Gen. Mgr.


Nick Paul

Brian Gentry


Dennis Healy

Larry Ponzi

2006 Chevy Equinox LS #FC121005A




2013 Ford Explorer Limited #FC13083A



2011 Cadillac CTS

2008 Ford E-350SD XLT

2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 Work Truck Terry Paul Exec. Mgr.



2007 Chevy Impala

2008 Pontiac G6 #FC121202


2012 Chevy Silverado 2500


2007 GMC Acadia SLT #FC13069A


Dean Buhrow

Mike Schlosser

Anthony Sondergeld

Jerry Heilman

John Wronkowicz

RJ Stachowiak

Curtis Miller

Grant Miller

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



MARCH 4, 2013

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Bring in coupon. Gold only. No coins.

Will pay up to 1400% on Silver Coins Up to 1400% of face value on silver coins 1964 & older

Alan Miller Jewelers


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Alan Miller Jewelers

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