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Trustees eye former school Is the Graytown Elementary School building, which was closed at the end of the 2011-12 school year, a suitable asset for Benton Township to acquire? Township trustees have been weighing the pros and cons of purchasing the building that is nearly 75 years old and held a public meeting earlier this month, offering residents an opportunity to weigh in on the matter. The building is located across the street from the township administrative office and other township facilities on N. Graytown Road and Gary Gregg, who chairs the board of trustees, last week said the former school has some good potential for the township. The township’s own office and maintenance building lack hot running water, he said, and there is only room for about 12 persons to attend a trustees’ meeting in the office. There has been no shortage of ideas for the school building, according to Gregg. “Part of the building could be turned into a community room that we would rent out,” he said. “Depending on how things go we could possibly lease out part of the building as offices or something like that. We’ve been working with many people, including the (Ottawa County) Improvement Corporation, and everyone has ideas. Some people are for it and some are against it.


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We’re still trying to get questions answered from the meeting.” According to records in the Ottawa County Auditor’s office, the building and grounds have an appraised value of $974,800 - $875,920 for the building and $98,880 for the land. The Benton-Carroll-Salem school board closed the building as part of a cost-cutting plan that included consolidating the district into fewer elementary buildings. “It’s a lot more building than we need but I think we could make it work. We wanted to get it out there in front of the public,” Gregg said, referring to the public meeting. Judy Roberts, a resident who attended the meeting, said in a phone interview she was encouraging residents to contact the trustees with their concerns about the possible purchase of the building. She said she was skeptical of the building’s development potential in the current economy. According to minutes of the school board’s Nov. 20 meeting, the board met in executive session to discuss the possible sale of property but took no action. The board is scheduled to meet for its 2013 organizational meeting and regular monthly meeting on Jan. 14. Gregg said school board members have indicated to him the process for putting the building up for auction will likely be on the agenda for that meeting. An email message left with the school board for comment was not returned. The school board voted in December 2011 to close Carroll and Graytown elementary schools, Rocky Ridge Elementary School was closed earlier.

Kathy Varga, an organizer for the bear collection, at Shirley’s Carry Out. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

A bear-y special collection A bear-y special collection has been under way at Shirley’s Carry Out in Curtice. To date, more than 250 teddy bears have been dropped off at Shirley’s to benefit the Sandy Hook Elementary School community in Newtown, Conn. in the aftermath of the shooting in December. The collection runs through Jan. 13. Organizers credit Jason Barnhart, who works at Shirley’s, for his help in the effort. Because of the overwhelming out-

pouring of support, Sandy Hook is no longer able to accept donated stuffed animals. Hence, the bears will be donated in the Sandy Hook victims’ honor to local police and fire departments, as well as to area organizations that support children, including Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Joyful Connections, Foundation 12, and a local migrant support effort offered through Path to Life. A letter detailing the collection effort will be sent to Sandy Hook, organizers say.

Genoa students are bound for inaugural trip By Cynthia L. Jacoby Special to the Suburban Press Genoa High School students will be among the spectators in Washington, D.C. when President Barack Obama takes the oath of office for his second term. Social Studies teacher James Dempster, who travels a lot himself and has visited the D.C. area on several occasions, said this is a historical moment the group is lucky to have the opportunity to take part in. “I’ve never known anyone who has attended a presidential inauguration,” Dempster said in a telephone interview. “It’s a unique experience. Not many people can

say they have seen a presidential inauguration upfront and personal. I thought it would be a neat experience for the kids.” Dempster asked the Genoa Board of Education for permission for the trip to the nation’s capital more than a year ago, Superintendent Dennis Mock said. Planning has been in the works since. The group, including Dempster, Government teacher Ron Liwo and 11 students, board a plane at Cleveland Airport bound for D.C. at 6 a.m. Jan. 19 and return in the afternoon Jan. 22. Adding to the excitement, the office of Ohio’s 5th District Congressman Bob Latta recently informed Dempster the staff was

able to arrange VIP seating for the whole crew at the National Mall. “I think it’s a pretty big deal …That’s unheard of to get that many tickets,” Dempster said. Obama’s first inauguration as the 44th president of the United States took place on Jan. 20, 2009, drawing nearly 1.8 million people. The event, which set a record attendance for any event held in Washington, D.C., was also the most-observed globally given television viewership and Internet traffic numbers. This month, the presidential inauguration takes place publicly on Monday, Jan. 21, the day after a private swearing-in ceremony.

By law, the president must take the oath by noon, Jan. 20. And since that day falls on a Sunday, the private ceremony has been scheduled. According to the Associated Press, the second inauguration is expected to draw fewer spectators, an estimated 600,000 to 800,000. The week of festivities include the inauguration, inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue as well as a night of inaugural balls and galas honoring President Obama. The Genoa students will take part in an inaugural ball of their own with students

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Neon green paint irks city officials By Kelly J. Kaczala Press News Editor A small, vacant commercial building on Woodville Road in Northwood recently got a fresh coat of paint, possibly in anticipation of a new business going in. Though that would normally have city officials beaming, that’s not quite the case in this instance. The city welcomes new business. But the color of the building on Woodville Road is a bit jarring. City Councilman Ed Schimmel at a Dec. 6 council meeting had referred to the building’s color as “neon green.” He asked the planning, zoning and economic development coordinator, Kimberly Vaculik, to contact the owner to inform him that the color is unacceptable in the city’s central business district. The building, which at one time was a car lot, then a tax service, should be painted a more neutral color, Vaculik said to The Press on Wednesday. Per Schimmel’s request, she mailed a letter to the owner, Larry Oberheu, of Lambertville, Michigan, last month to tell him to change the color of the building, but has not yet received a response. “We have an architectural review committee, which reviews any kind of new construction - windows, painting, siding, signage - in the central business district. The committee has to review the changes. Right now, he’s in violation because we never approved it,” said Vaculik. “Obviously, with the building being in the downtown district, we want it to be a neutral color, not bright green or hot pink or purple. It should conform with the surrounding businesses. I sent a notice to the property owner asking him to change the color. I’ve not yet heard back from him,” she said. Oberheu, according to Vaculik, has owned the property since at least 1990. She does not know what his plans are for the building. “I’m not sure what you would put in a building that is bright green,” she said with a laugh. “The only thing I can come up

Northwood officials want this building repainted a more neutral color. (Press photo by Kelly Kaczala) with is a florist. He hasn’t contacted me to say who is going in there and that the business may have wanted the building this color. Maybe they just want it this bright so people will notice it. But I’ve not heard anything from him about this building.” Oberheu at one time wanted the property to store vehicles as overflow for a dealership, but that specific use was not permitted there, she said.

Her office recently had an issue with Oberheu regarding a privacy fence on the property, but he addressed it in a satisfactory manner, said Vaculik. She will mail a follow-up letter to Oberheu. If there is still no response, the city will have to get a little more assertive. “If he doesn’t change the color or get back to us, he’ll have to go to mayor’s court and he’ll be fined,” she said.

Snowmobile crash investigation The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a snowmobile crash that occurred Jan. 6 off Vogal Road in Salem Township. The sheriff’s office reports receiving a 911 call regarding the snowmobile crash. Upon arrival, deputies found the snowmobile, which sustained heavy front-end dam-

age, along with an injured male, identified as Earl H. Weidner II, of Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, Weidner was flown via Life Flight to the University of Toledo Medical Center. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash, the sheriff’s office reported.

Inauguration Continued from front page from across the nation, Dempster said. The other trip highlights include visits to the Smithsonian museums, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, the Capitol Building, the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court as well as a night tour of Washington D.C. The trip itinerary is planned through Education First, a subsidiary of Smithsonian Student Travel. Dempster opted to use the agency because of its track record. The flight costs $1,500 each and room costs are just over $300 a day because of the inauguration. Some students had to drop out when air travel was chosen over busses. “We just didn’t have the numbers to fill a bus,” Dempster said. The local teens will actually be staying at a hotel near Annapolis, Md. “The idea is to keep the kids out the main fervor,” the teacher explained. That is perhaps easier said than done though. “It’s going to be a madhouse for sure,” Dempster said. “It’s not going to be short lines anywhere I can tell you that.” The group will be paired with other school groups and chaperones and the Education First organization stations security teams at the hotels and with the bus trips throughout the city. This is the first trip to Washington D.C. for most of the students, Dempster said. Mock said district students used to take school-related trips to the nation’s capital but that hasn’t occurred in at least five years. Dempster hopes the students on this trip, who range from freshmen to seniors, will help revive the tradition. Those trips tend to take place in the offseasons when prices are substantially lower and more cost-effective for students. “It’s just a great feeling to give them the opportunity to be exposed to Washington D.C. and expose them to history,” Dempster said.

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Korean War veteran receives diploma By Melissa Burden Special to The Press For Wayne McGee, of Oregon, responsibilities to his family and his country kept him from finishing his classes at Clay High School. McGee, a Korean War veteran, was supposed to graduate in 1947, but finally received his degree from Clay last month from the Oregon Board of Education. “I quit school in 1946 to help my parents on their farm,” McGee, 83, said. “I had six older brothers and they were all serving in World War II. Someone had to help my parents.” The family grew wheat, corn and tomatoes as well as raised a few head of cattle on the 30 acre farm, located on Berlin Street. For McGee, family came first at that time. “I was a junior when I quit school,” McGee said. “I could have gone back, but I had to help Mom and Dad. I always wished I had finished school.” McGee was drafted into the United States Army on December 18, 1950. He served 18 months and eight days with the 485th Combat Engineer Battalion, in occupied Germany. He was a combat engineer and served as a demolition expert. “I did construction work when I originally went in,” McGee said. “I came home and was separated from the Army on December 16, 1952.” He was honorably discharged from the Army and returned home to work in the family business of Harry McGee Contracting. He then worked for Columbia Block in 1955 and then for W.A. Gunner and Co., out of Dayton, where he worked on several churches, including the Hope Church of the Nazarene, on Starr Avenue. McGee later was employed at Acklin Stamping for 29 years, retiring in 1994. He married the late Mary Ellis (Hartbarger), of Oregon, in 1953. The couple had four children, all Clay graduates: Donald Wayne (class of 1972), who worked for the Oregon Streets Department for 31 years; Jackie McGee, of Oregon (class of 1974), who is retired from Head Start; Dawn Hill, of Oregon, (class of 1976) who is a pastor at Harvest Apostolic Temple, in Toledo, and

Wayne McGee with Oregon School Superintendent Dr. Mike Zalar. Gail McGee, (class of 1979) who is currently employed with the Oregon City School District as a bus driver’s helper. McGee has seven grandchildren, four of whom are Clay graduates, and eight great-grandchildren. During the school board’s December 18 meeting, Dr. Michael Zalar, superintendent of the Oregon City Schools district, explained that McGee has always been a supporter of the district and its athletic teams. Since 1953 to the present, he has only missed 10 football games against Whitmer and only a few more against other schools home and away. McGee also attends basketball, baseball and softball games. “You have sacrificed and served your

country honorably,” Zalar said while presenting McGee with his diploma. “You have served your family and you continue to serve the schools and community with your support of Clay High School athletics. It is an honor and a privilege to present you with your Clay High School Diploma. Thank you for your continued support of the students in the Oregon Schools.” Given all of his life’s accomplishments, receiving his high school diploma is at the top of the list, McGee said after the meeting. “I am very proud and I appreciate what the board has done for me,” McGee said. “I never expected anything like that. It feels so nice to finally have my diploma.”

First holiday attraction successful With the first ever “Winter Wonderland” now in the books, organizers are almost certain the holiday attraction will return as an annual event - bigger and better next year. A cumulative effort between the Sandusky County Junior Fair board and the Sandusky County Agricultural Society, the eight-day attraction exceeded expectations with 3,773 people entering through the gates, and nearly 2,500 pounds of non-perishable food items collected and donated to

the Sandusky County Food Pantry. Junior Fair Coordinator Danyelle Lantz said the group took in more than $3,500 over the eight nights. Organizers are planning to use some of the profits to establish a scholarship program to benefit county Junior Fair members. The committee will set up guidelines and plans for the scholarship in the near future, Lantz said. Lantz, who spearheaded the event from its inception, said she was thrilled with the number of people that attended.

She added that organizers are already discussing plans and improvements for a 2013 Winter Wonderland. “We’d like to get even more sponsors and businesses involved next year,” said Lantz. Senior Fair Board President Harold Overmyer said, “It was something most anyone from the area could afford.” Organizers also invited area nursing homes and skilled care facilities to bring out residents and tour through the attractions, free of charge.

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Genoa police Mall has new owner; city has questions chief falls, breaks ankle By Larry Limpf News Editor

By Cynthia L. Jacoby Special to the Suburban Press Genoa Police Chief Bob Bratton fell over the holidays and broke his right ankle. As a result, the chief is temporarily out of service for daily operations. Sgt. Todd Mocniak is the officer in charge, according to Village Administrator Kevin Gladden. Bratton was leaving the police station after his shift about 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 when the fall happened. It was days after the first heavy snow blanketed Ottawa County with blizzard like conditions. He walked out the back door near the garage area and slipped on ice. “I went down and you can tell it was broken. My foot was going to the right and my bone was going to the left,” Bratton said. An Allen-Clay Joint Fire District squad took him to St. Charles Hospital in Oregon. Bratton called his wife and staff alerted Gladden who headed to the emergency room to check on the chief. Because of an already heavy surgery schedule at the hospital, Bratton wasn’t able to go under the knife until the morning of New Year’s Eve. The doctor then instructed him to stay a few more days for physical therapy. “Then, they kicked me loose last Wednesday morning,” the chief said. Doctors will re-examine Bratton on Jan. 14 to determine what kind of cast to fit him with. He’s hoping for a walking cast so that he can at least get to the office. “You know, of course, it had to be my right foot. My gas foot. My brake foot,” Bratton said. Mocniak calls him regularly and stops by the house. The updated computer system also allows Bratton to log into the department computer to review reports and then make some courtesy calls by phone to local businesses. “I have to keep busy somehow,” he chuckled. The only major problem the injury has caused is an interruption in a SWAT training program that had been scheduled in Toledo. A department patrolman will be working with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office’s SWAT team. That endeavor requires him to undertake three weeks of training at a Toledo facility. Bratton had shifted the schedules around and had planned to cover that patrolman’s shifts himself, he said. Now, he can’t. “This screwed it all up. We’re not going to cancel the training, though, because I don’t know when we would be able to get him back there. I told them we needed to get this done. It might cost a little overtime but would be worth it in the long run,” Bratton said.

Volunteer Fair Area residents are invited to explore the many opportunities available for giving back to their communities at a Community Volunteer Action Fair being held Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Owens Community College. Coordinated by the Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement, the event will take place in the Student Health and Activities Center. Admission is free and open to the community. Community outreach representatives will be on hand to discuss volunteer opportunities available through their organizations. Organizations scheduled to participate include the Padua Center, Odyssey Hospice, Toledo Seagate Food Bank, Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio, Camp Courageous, Wood County Park District, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, Toledo Botanical Garden and American Red Cross, among many others. For more information, call 1-800GO-OWENS, ext. 2275.

For the second time in three years the Woodville Mall in Northwood has a new owner, leaving city officials wondering what’s in store for the deteriorating retail complex. Records in the Wood County Auditor’s office indicate it was sold Dec. 27 for $800,000 to Ohio Plaza Shopping Center, LLC. The previous owner, Woodville Mall Realty Management purchased it in October 2009 for $700,000 and the appraised value by the county is $504,200. According to filings in the Ohio Secretary of State’s office, Ohio Plaza Shopping Center was registered with the office on Sept. 25, 2012. The incorporator’s name on the filing is Soleyman Ghalchi and the mailing address for Ohio Shopping Plaza is in Glen Cove, New York. The mailing address for the seller is also in New York. The proximity of the companies and the sale price leaves Bob Anderson, Northwood’s administrator, less than optimistic the new owner has plans to develop the site. “There seem to be a lot of similarities between the new and old owners,” he said. “By my way of thinking it could be for tax purposes. I would like to be optimistic they did it so they could improve

it or tear it down or do something with it. There is some activity. The new mall owners or their representative have contacted Toledo Edison to see if there is power in there. They’ve also contacted our street and maintenance people and our police department has had some contact.” The city has been monitoring a retention pond at the site, which drains water from the parking lot. Electrical service is needed to operate the pond’s pumping system, Anderson said. “We don’t want that flooding so we’ve been working with Edison to get power back there,” he said. Save for two anchor stores, the Andersons and Sears, the mall has been vacant since late 2011 when the Wood County Health Department closed it due to code violations. Brad Espen, the department’s director of environmental health, last week said his office hasn’t been contacted by anyone representing Ohio Shopping Plaza. In December 2011, officials from the health department and the city toured the building and found a leaking roof and ceiling, mold, wet carpeting, no heat and an inoperable fire suppression system. Late last year, Dan Anderson, president of The Andersons Retail Group, announced the store would be closed by February. Shortly after the announcement by Anderson, Tireman Auto Service Centers, which has a facility adjacent to the mall, also said it would be leaving this year. Randy Jones, president and chief executive officer of Tireman, told The Press the

Toledo-based company decided the deteriorating conditions of the mall and parking lot no longer fit in with the company’s image. In August 2009, Mike Kohan, a New York businessman, told The Press he was closing a deal to buy the mall from Ariel Real Estate Holdings and Kahen Holdings, The purchase was completed three months later and Kohan said he had “a lot of plans” for the site, including opening his own stores that sold clothing, shoes, books and toys. He said that having his own merchandizing business offered him an advantage as he wouldn’t have to wait for tenants to fill the vacancies. Kohan incorporated Woodville Mall Realty Management in September 2009, signing the registration as “Mehran Kohansieh.” Dave Gallaher, who chairs city council’s economic development committee, said prospective mall buyers in the past have contacted the city to acquaint themselves with municipal services and discuss potential development plans. “That hasn’t happened this time,” he said. To raze the mall, the new owner would need a demolition permit from the city and notify the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Bob Anderson said. A bond would also have to be posted with the city. Ghalchi couldn’t be reached for comment prior to The Press deadline.

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No raises for non-union county workers By Cynthia L. Jacoby Special to the Suburban Press Ottawa County’s 2013 budget passed without any raises included for non-union workers but the county prosecutor says he’s not ready to give up the fight. Prosecutor Mark Mulligan made a plea to commissioners in late November on behalf of the employees. For the sake of morale, he reasoned, commissioners needed to consider raises for non-union workers under the courthouse umbrella. Those workers haven’t had raises in four years. Days before the new year, the commissioners made it a fifth year without raises. Commissioners Steve Arndt, Jim Sass and Mark Stahl unanimously passed an $81.62 million budget, including construction projects and debt reduction. Of that, $13.85 million is dedicated to the general fund for daily operations. The general fund amount is $650,000 less than what was appropriated for 2012, according to County Administrator Dennis Jensen. Revenue for the year is figured at $14.039 million Expenses as they are estimated today will run about $13.84 million Jensen said, leaving a cushion of about $194,000. The three largest department budgets fell to the sheriff’s office ($4.5 million), the municipal court ($728,105) and buildings and grounds ($658,001). Commissioners also set aside $1.8 million for courthouse maintenance to cover projects at the main courthouse on

Madison Street in Port Clinton as well as the municipal court building on East Perry Street. Some of the upgrades include parking lot renovations as well as heating and cooling system revamps. The slim budget barely covers operations and “We don’t feel there’s room for raises,” Sass said. But Mulligan had offered commissioners an option. He had freed up money in his budget ($15,000 from the Furtherance of Justice Fund and another $23,000 from the elimination of a part-time position) and had offered it to commissioners. The gesture, he suggested in November, could be used for one-time bonuses for those employees. Sass said no bonuses were discussed prior to passing the budget. Mulligan isn’t willing to let the issue drop though, he said Tuesday. And he said he was surprised commissioners would not even consider the alternative. He and other department heads learned there would be no raises when the commissioners passed the budget Dec. 27. Days later, however, the board underwent a change. Former Ottawa County Auditor Jo Ellen Regal replaced Mark Stahl, who she unseated in the November election. Mulligan said he did not want to address the new board as it settled in the first week of January. Still, he’s not planning to shy away from the issue. “I expect to be talking to them this month and get some action on it for the em-

ployees of the county,” Mulligan said. The commissioners will likely also be spending lots of time with the prosecutor in the next few months regarding another major issue. The board must determine what to do about the quarter percent sales tax increase enacted in July 2010, Jensen said. The tax, which has brought in about $2.8 million, expires in June, with the last of its receipts expected to flow into county coffers in September. Basically, the board will explore the legal avenues of whether to extend the sales tax as an emergency or attempt to make it permanent, Jensen said. The scenarios include: • The commissioners could pass a resolution to make the quarter percent sales tax permanent and then wait out the 30day window for a possible referendum filing. Commissioners would also be required to hold a public hearing. • The board could pass the sales tax as an emergency for the next three years, which requires a unanimous vote. Commissioners must also state the reason for the emergency. Again, a public meeting would be necessary to explain the option • The board could adopt a resolution directing the board of elections to put a permanent sales tax question on the next election ballot • And finally, the board could direct the board of elections to put the tax question on the ballot as emergency legislation to let voters decide.

Hirzel leaving the Lake Board of Education By Larry Limpf News Editor The Lake Board of Education is accepting applications to fill the seat being vacated by Eric Hirzel, who announced during last week’s board meeting he is moving out of the school district. Applications are available at the board office or can be printed from the district’s website. The deadline is Jan. 30. Board members plan to meet Jan. 31 to review them and intend to have the vacancy filled by the regular February meeting. Eastwood to tighten security Eastwood school officials will be spending part of this week deciding what security equipment they’ll purchase for the district’s buildings. Superintendent Brent Welker said

This Week in Government the administration has received the last of three proposals for installing cameras, buzzer systems, and monitors in all of the buildings. He and the school board will also be developing protocols for visitors. “I think it is safe to say changes are coming and parent access to classrooms will be greatly limited. We will ask parents to drop things off in the office, and either we will call students down or deliver items to the classroom,” he writes in his weekly newsletter. The administration is also looking at

retrofitting windows with a product that will keep the glass from shattering. Sheriff appointed to commission Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn, Joseph D. Powell, of Delaware, and I. Mike Cohen, Dublin, have been re-appointed to the Ohio Private Investigation and Security Services Commission for terms beginning Jan. 4 and ending Dec. 31, 2017. B-C-S board to meet The organizational meeting of the Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education will be Jan. 14, 2013 at 6 p.m. The board’s regular meeting will follow at 6:15 p.m. in the board office, 11685 W. State Route 163, Oak Harbor. Organizing for 2013 The Ottawa County commissioners will meet Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. in special session for the annual organizational meeting.


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Though recent temperatures have Northwest Ohioans experiencing a bit of spring fever, in Pemberville, they’ll be celebrating winter in all its glory at Winterfest 2013, set for Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The celebration will include a variety of cool activities, including an ice cube competition that will challenge participants to create unique sculptures from 35 ice cubes; an ice sculpture display hosted by Higher Ground Coffee Shop; free movies at the Opera House, including “Ice Age” at 11 a.m. and “Iron Will” at 2 p.m.; a hot cocoa bar and make-it-take-it crafts at the Pemberville Library; and displays of old sleds at Riverbank Antique Market. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Pemberville-Freedom Area Historical Society will host a soup and sandwich luncheon featuring their famous snipple bean soup. Java Sensations will host a roasted nut station.

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Hercules Tire to open in the former Penske auto service center on Navarre.

There’s nothing worse for your key business district than vacant buildings.

The Oregon Planning Commission last month approved a Conditional Use permit for property on Navarre Avenue that will be used for outdoor display of rental and dealership vehicles. A vacant building, formerly occupied by a bank, is on the property at 2760 Navarre Avenue. Kmart leases the building, which is located several yards north of the store. The commission voted 3-0 for the permit. The applicant, Antonio Osman, plans to seek a waiver from the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) at a meeting on Jan. 23 so he can park more vehicles on the property than what is permitted by the zoning code, according to Jim Gilmore, the city’s commissioner of building and zoning. The surrounding properties at the site are zoned commercial. “The code says you can display goods if you have a conditional use, but they can’t be displayed in the required yards,” said Gilmore. Osman wants to store and sell the vehicles in the required front yard on Navarre and Isaac Street Drive, according to information from the building and zoning department. The Project Review Committee met on Dec. 17 and had no objections to the Conditional Use in the C-2 general commercial district. Osman said he does not plan to display more than 30 vehicles at the site. “Probably about 10 cars will be rentals, and 15-20 cars will be for sale. We can’t put more than 30 cars there,” he said. Osman said there are not many rental car facilities between Sandusky and Downtown Toledo. “There’s one on Woodville Road and one on Washington Street in downtown Toledo,” he said. Osman said he also plans to open a Hercules Tire franchise at the former Penske auto service center, also leased by Kmart, just east of the car rental company, on Navarre Avenue. The building had received some unwelcome attention from city council late last year because it appeared to be in bad condition. One councilman called it an “eyesore.” Improvements have been made since then, including a paint job. “We have done tons of work in there,” said Osman. “We cleaned it out. We would like to have the property next door for car

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rental and car sales for our customers. When we fix their cars, we will be able to give them a car for rental. It will be a clean place. It won’t be like a used car lot working on cars in the middle of the parking lot or anything like that. It’s going to meet your requirements.” He said he has already invested about $500,000 in the Hercules Tire building. “We will have top of the line equip-

ment. We will bring some machines that nobody else in the whole area has,” he said. The businesses will employ 12 people, he said. Mayor Mike Seferian, who is a member of the planning commission, said he’s been asked by the public for the last several years about the vacant buildings. “They’ve been very difficult buildings to fill,” he said. Especially the former Penske building, he added, because it never had its own utilities. Before Penske, the building was an auto service center owned by Kmart, which had provided the utilities from its store. Businesses initially interested in the building looked elsewhere after learning about the costs to install separate utilities. “I do know that several other people in the past two or three years have inquired about those buildings, and they found it so difficult to retrofit to their businesses. It became a very costly venture to make it usable for someone,” said Seferian. “It was a deterrent to the business district in that Navarre Avenue corridor,” he added. “There’s nothing worse for your key business district than vacant buildings.”

Ottawa County Senior Resources, in conjunction with the Ottawa County Transportation Agency, will again be offering free trips for seniors 60 years of age and older. Eligible seniors must obtain a registration form from either Senior Resources or their local senior center. Completed forms may be returned to Senior Resources, local senior center or OCTA. Free trips are limited to Ottawa County travel only. For more information, call 419898-6459 or 1-877-898-6459.

Pump station upgrade The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to replace pumps within the next month from an railroad overpass facility on State Route 51 in Allen Township. Theresa Pollick, a spokesperson for ODOT, said a crane will be moved in behind the barrier wall to lift the pumps through the pump station. The station’s electrical system will also be upgraded as will the station itself, she said. The lane width is restricted to 11 feet in both directions at the overpass. The project should be completed by the end of March or earlier, weather permitting.

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Mary Sue Heilman, 59, a native of Genoa, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo, OH. She ended her battle with cancer on her term, which she began in October of 2011. Mary Sue was born in Toledo, Ohio, on July 15, 1953, to Harold J. and Mary Lou (Dipman) Heilman. She had a strong faith and a wonderful family she was proud of. She could often be found outdoors with her family enjoying nature. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Genoa for many years.

Survivors include children, son, Shane (Michelle Everhardt) Heilman and their children, Brieanna Rau and Jessa Heilman, son, Seth (Candi) Garcia and their children, Jade, Seth, Cameron, Mary Lou and Eve, daughter, Lisa (Aaron J.) Gadsby, and their children, Lilly and Logan, sisters, Linda (Terry) Hagar, Gail (Roger) Swartz, and brothers, Larry Heilman and David (Tina) Heilman. Mary Sue was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Artemio Rene Garcia. It was Mary Sue's request that her body be donated to the University of Toledo Medical Center for research, so a memorial service will be conducted at 11 AM, Saturday, January 19, 2013, in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa, OH 43430. Immediately following the service, the family will gather for a time of sharing at the fellowship hall of St. John's United Church of Christ, 1213 Washington St., Genoa. It is suggested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be directed to the family in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared with the family at



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Workplace Foreclosure filings down, car sales up Bernie Quilter, Lucas County Clerk of Courts, recently released figures on foreclosures and auto sales that show the economy in Lucas County is improving. Home foreclosure filings were down five percent from 2,946 in 2011 to 2,798 in 2012. The number was also down 33 percent from a recent high of 4,160 cases in 2009, two years after the recession of 2007 started. Dealer new car sales last year in the county were up 8.3 percent compared to 2011 numbers. Total sales were 22,777 compared to 21,022 in 2011. The total was the highest since 2008 when 23,557 units were sold. However, the number pales to the total new car sales in 2000 when 31,916 units were sold. Dealer used car sales totaled 36,673, the highest since 2005.

The right thing BP-Husky recently achieved a new safety record by reaching more than seven million safe hours worked without a lost time injury. In honor of this milestone, BP-Husky donated $19,000 to five area non-profit organizations, according to a company spokesperson. Employees elected to forgo a personal gift for this achievement, and instead, elected to donate the gift money to charitable organizations. Employees voted for their favorite organization. More than 1300 votes were cast. The organization collecting the most votes received a check for $5,000 while the four other organizations each receive a check for $3,500. “I am proud of our workforce for their outstanding focus and commitment to safety,” stated Mark Dangler, president and refinery manager. “The site wide dedication to reach this safety milestone has been extraordinary. And I’m equally proud that our workforce elected to celebrate this achievement by giving back to the community.” Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio, formed in 2007 to send veterans of NW Ohio to Washington, DC to see the memorials built to honor their service, received the most votes and will receive $5000. Organizations receiving $3,500 each include Toledo Seagate Food Bank, Mom’s House, which helps low-income, single moms graduate from high school, technical school and college, Toledo Humane Society and the Oregon Health and Welfare Christmas Food Basket Program.

Leadership Academy The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking applications for its annual Leadership Academy. The 10-week course prepares individuals to serve their communities by instructing them about the issues, requirements and expectations associated with public service. This year’s faculty includes: Barbara Sears, Ohio House of Representatives; Tom Waniewski, Toledo City Council and Tony Reams, president of the Toledo Metropolitan Council of Governments. The courses will be held on consecutive Monday evenings from January 14 to March 18. A light meal is available at 5:30 followed by class from 6 to 8. For a complete schedule, go to www. or contact Pam Mohler at 419-243-8191, ext 243.

Job forum The Source Northwest Ohio begins the Get a Job Friday Series for 2013 with a Transportation Forum and Mini-Job Fair, Friday, January 18th from 10 to noon. The event will be held at The Source, 1301 Monroe Street, Toledo, and will feature a panel discussion with employers discussing jobs in the Trucking Industry. The panel discussion will be followed by a mini-job fair where individuals can apply for positions with employers. The event is free to job seekers and employers. Companies are encouraged to contact The Source at 419-213-JOBS (5627) for further information. Job seekers are encouraged to dress appropriately and to have resumes ready.

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Your Voice on the Street: by Laura Norden If you could have any super power what would it be and why?

The Press Poll The Woodville Mall was recently sold. What would you like to see at that property? The mall should be fixed up. The mall should be razed and a new one constructed. A “big box” store like Target, a sit down restaurant and a theater.

Corey Hodgson Photo Technician Curtice “Telekinesis. If I had telekinesis I could use The Force and I could wear Jedi robes.”

Jordan Rigsby Cashier Curtice “I would want X-Ray vision so I could see through people’s clothes.”

Remember at election To the editor: It is about time that Congressman Bob Latta voted for the best interest of the people in his 14-county district, and for the best interest of our country. Thank you, Mr. Latta for being one of six Ohio Republicans who voted for the bill on incomes below $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for families, while letting the income tax rate on higher incomes rise from 35 to 39.6 percent. We also must thank the five Ohio Democrats that also voted for the bill, including Marcy Kaptur, while seven Ohio Republicans, including Jim Jordan, of Urbana, voted against the bill. I would like to know who this group is that is called The Club for Growth. It sounds like they are making the decisions for this Republican Party. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I always thought that the government worked for the people and by the people. Just because this social growth group opposed the fiscal cliff vote, it will hold it against anyone from the Republican Party and the members of Congress who voted for it. The members of this group should be investigated if they have this kind of power over our elected officials. Is this why Mr. Latta voted against the rescue of the auto industry in 2009? Then it is also the Tea Party that is upset at Mr. Latta’s vote and might make it difficult for him when he runs again. I would like to remind this Republican Congress it works for us, not for Club For Growth or for the Tea Party. Come election time, we will remember those who supported this vote and those who didn’t. Joann Schiavone Walbridge

Donations appreciated To the editor: The Elmore Unit of the Salvation Army wishes to thank the Elmore Kiwanis, the Key Club of Woodmore High

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School, Martin Marietta and individual volunteers for faithfully standing by our kettles during the cold month of December. A total of $8,296.46 was collected from Elmore and Woodville. This was an increase of $2,653.19 compared to last year’s kettle drive. The money collected in Elmore this year is being spent in Elmore and Woodville, and will also help school children in need. Last year, we assisted people with heating, food, rent, prescriptions, lodging and other emergency needs. This past year, we disbursed $1,835.22 back to our local communities. Assistance was given to transients in need of fuel, lodging, etc. A special thanks to all who bought gifts for the Angel Trees in Woodville and Elmore, and to Sharon Arndt and her elves, who wrapped and distributed these gifts. Twenty families and 57 children received gifts through the program. Thanks to all of you who donated. Nancy Weidner Treasurer, Salvation Army, Elmore Unit


To the editor: I read your article titled, “Maumee Bay is starting to freeze up,” by Kelly J. Kaczala. I found the article to be interesting, however, not totally accurate. I am a proud retired employee of Toledo Edison Company. I worked there from 1957 through 1993, serving in a number of capacities. Bay Shore Number 1 Unit went into service in 1951, Number 2 in 1954, Number 3 in 1963 and the Number 4 unit in 1968. Sandy Bihn stated that in 1987 when she moved there, the ice on the bay was thick. How could that be – the plant was running at full capacity? She further states that by 1990, there

was no ice. How could that be? The plant was still running at full capacity, except weekends. In the later years, due to efforts to reduce discharges from the stack, the plant started burning western coal. This reduced generation by close to 20 percent. The bay still did not freeze up. It is true that the plant is using much less water today and the impact on the fish is greatly reduced. And Bihn may be able to walk on the ice, but I would strongly recommend against it. Bay Shore provided electric to Northwestern Ohio for 50 years, employing approximately 300 people at very good wages. When the plant was built, there were no Sandy Bihns to complain about the ice or the fish – only people happy to have heat and lights. Maybe all the people who think electric generation is bad should turn off their electric service for 48 hours during the winter and see how they feel about electric then. The new plant to be built in Oregon will cost us all dearly. When the economy turns around enough that these gas-fired units are needed, they will be using up the natural gas supply. This, in turn, will drive the cost of natural gas up. Also the cost of generating electric with natural gas is much higher than generation with coal. Guess who will pay this additional cost? I doubt that The Press will give this the same coverage as the article, but surely the people of Northwest Ohio deserve the truth, not the half-truths of this article. Fred Kraemer Oregon

Informed decision To the editor: Benton Township residents in Ottawa County recently learned

585 votes 40 votes

that the board of trustees is considering buying the former Graytown School from the Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education. The 75 or so people who attended a meeting about this Jan. 2 were told the trustees have been looking at the building since July as a possible location for offices, meeting rooms, records storage and maintenance facility needs, and that the school board wants a decision this month. We also learned the township will have to rent out space in the building to cover costs. Although the purchase was presented as a “good deal,” no one was able to say exactly what the trustees expect to pay for the building, who would be interested in renting space in it, how much rent would need to be generated, the cost of necessary improvements or the total cost of maintaining the building, which was built in 1938. The trustees declined to ask for a show of support for this plan at the Jan. 2 meeting because they said this would not reflect the opinion of every person in the township. The trustees do not need voter approval to proceed with this plan, unless it would be to ask for additional money. I do not believe the township should be pressured into making a decision on buying this building before the questions that remain are answered. I would strongly suggest that residents who share my concerns contact the trustees. Judy Roberts Graytown

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Negative feelings, circumstances shouldn’t be ignored Life is not perfect. Events happen that lead to bad feelings. You will have to deal with negative circumstances outside of your control and you may also face negative situations of your own creation. Either way, you will experience bad feelings. Although you can’t insulate yourself from bad feelings, you do control what strategy you’ll use to deal with them. Depending on your approach, the bad feelings will be either dissipated or prolonged. You can find the road to recovery or start digging a deeper emotional hole. The bad feelings can be released or you can hold them captive, feeding them and enabling them to intensify. Unresolved bad feelings have a tendency to persist and even grow stronger when ignored or buried. It’s normal to have bad feelings. Your first step is to acknowledge this and recognize when you have them. Once you have identified bad feelings, you need to identify their cause. Without understanding their origin, it’s virtually impossible to deal with them appropriately. Bad feelings are signals that something is wrong. This is why you need to isolate the root cause before you can formulate an appropriate strategy for addressing them. Fixing a leaky roof is a good analogy for this process. In order to stop the leak you have to locate and repair the hole. You can

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by Bryan Golden replace almost the entire roof. But if the spot where water is entering is missed, the leak will continue. This generates additional stress since all of the work you have done has had no effect. Putting a bucket under the leak addresses the symptom, not the cause. With this strategy, not only do you have to continuously empty the bucket, the water is causing additional structural damage as it finds its way inside. Bad feelings are the symptom that indicates there is a problem. Behavior that masks your bad feelings is just using a bucket to catch the leak. Ignoring your bad feelings creates additional problems along with a growing list of symptoms. If you ignored your leaking roof, the water would also damage the floor along with the supporting beams. Additionally, the leak would get worse as your roof rotted. Inevitably, at some point, your roof and house would collapse. Bad feelings that accumulate have a cumulative impact. The total intensity

Ignoring your bad feelings creates additional problems along with a growing list of symptoms. If you ignored your leaking roof, the water would also damage the floor.... of two or more bad feelings is markedly higher than any of the bad feelings alone. Because of this, it’s imperative to deal with bad feelings as they arise. Allowing them to accumulate will create an overwhelming situation. Look for warning signs of negative emotions. You may not be consciously aware of bad feelings but your body is. This can be the case when these feelings have been buried or denied. Symptoms that you

should pay attention to can include bad dreams, insomnia, over sleeping, sudden mood swings, persistent lack of energy, or changes in eating patterns, stomach aches, and headaches. Any of these issues may be an alarm going off alerting you to take corrective action. The faster you take action the sooner you will start to feel better. Doing nothing in response to bad feelings makes you feel worse and enables the negative emotions to become more deeply rooted. This is why it is crucial to immediately acknowledge bad feelings so that you can start dealing with them as soon as possible. You don’t have to deal with bad feelings by yourself. It is invaluable to talk to other people about how you are feeling. It’s especially helpful to speak with people who have successfully dealt with similar emotions or seek the assistance of someone who is trained in how to deal with bad feelings. You are not alone and you can and will successfully deal with your bad feelings. NOW AVAILABLE: “Dare to Live Without Limits,” the book. Visit www.BryanGolden. com or your bookstore. Bryan is a management consultant, motivational speaker, author, and adjunct professor. E-mail Bryan at or write him c/o this paper. © 2012 Bryan Golden


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Academic research distorted by corporate influence By Wenonah Hauter In 1862, the federal government created the land-grant university system to produce critical agricultural research. Since then, America has relied on these schools to inform and guide independent scientific advances in areas like food production and energy development. Yet public funding for that kind of research has eroded over recent decades, and these schools have turned to corporations to augment their budgets. The consequences of increasing dependence on profitdriven research in academia are becoming troublingly clear. The recent exposure of numerous sham scientific reports generated by biased individuals at supposedly objective institutions should draw intense public scrutiny to this new era of corporate-funded science. While drug makers and other industries have spent heavily in academia for years, a relatively new player in corporateinfluenced “research” is the natural gas business. Awareness has grown recently of the serious environmental and health dangers associated with fracking — the controversial drilling process that has opened up millions of acres of domestic land to shale

Guest Editorial gas production by blasting water and toxic chemicals underground at great pressures. In response, the industry has become extremely aggressive in its attempts to influence academic reporting on the subject. Consider the State University of New York at Buffalo and its now-defunct Shale Resources and Society Institute. In May, the institute released a report claiming that improving technologies and updated regulations were making fracking safe. But to SUNY Buffalo faculty, students, and community members, something smelled fishy. The nonprofit Public Accountability Initiative, based in Buffalo, scrutinized the report and did some additional digging. What it found was alarming. Despite the report’s conclusion stating the contrary, an analysis of its data actually showed that gas fracking is causing more environmental contamination than ever. Even more telling, researchers determined

that the report’s authors had all done previous work directly funded by the oil and gas industry, and that significant portions of the report had been copied directly from a previous industry-funded paper. Under intense pressure from the university community, including the board of trustees, the institute that had released the skewed report was shut down by SUNY Buffalo’s president in November. An isolated incident? No. The University of Texas at Austin announced on Dec. 6 that the head of its Energy Institute had resigned over allegations of conflicts of interest, ethics violations, and industry influence regarding another pro-fracking study its institute had released in February. In the fallout, the university is currently updating its conflict-of-interest policies. As for agriculture, corporate influence now appears to be routine. Beginning in 1982 with the Bayh-Dole Act, our land-grant schools have been encouraged to partner heavily with the private sector. By 2010, almost a quarter of all the grant money for agricultural research came from industry, with companies like Walmart, Monsanto, Cargill, Tyson Foods, Coca-Cola, and McDonald’s receiving unencumbered access to and exerting great influence on

many campuses nationwide. The integrity of the “science” produced under this funding regime is troubling, but not surprising. The nutrition school at the University of California, Davis is researching the health benefits of chocolate with funding from the Mars candy corporation. A study supported by the National Soft Drink Association found that soda consumption by school children wasn’t linked to obesity. An Egg Nutrition Center-sponsored study determined that frequent egg consumption didn’t increase cholesterol levels. More broadly, corporate funding steers agricultural research toward the goals of industry. It discourages independent analyses that might be critical of the many hormones used in industrial meat and poultry production, and genetically engineered crops that are now widely grown. With the health and safety of our families and our communities hanging in the balance, it’s time to demand more transparency and less corporate influence from our research universities.

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Answers aren’t always evident when it comes to guns By Dave Lange Editor Emeritus Chagrin Valley Times


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The U.S., of course, has the most guns per capita in the world, 88.8 per each 100 citizens...

On Nov. 5, 2009, U.S. Army Maj. Malik Hasan shot and killed 13 people and wounded 29 others at Fort Hood, Texas, before being shot and wounded himself. Being that Army bases are among the most well-armed places in the world, it should be evident that more guns are not the answer. In the wake of the Dec. 14 killing of 20 little children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., by a maniacal gunman, more people at least are looking for answers among the obstinacy. That could not be said after last February’s shooting deaths of three students and wounding of three others at Chardon High School. It is tragic in itself that three lives of somewhat older children somehow do not measure up for more serious dialogue. Then again, there have been at least 62 incidents in the United States in which four or more people were killed by guns since 1982, almost all of them perpetrated by lone shooters.

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second at 58.2 guns per 100 citizens. However, gun ownership actually has been decreasing from more than 50 percent of U.S. households around 1960 to less than 40 percent today. And, contrary to media perceptions, deadly assaults are decreasing as well. While the debate rightly continues over the prevalence of guns and violence, another insinuation that raised its head after the Chardon shootings and again following the Newtown slaughter is the presence of God in schools and other public places, or lack thereof. On Sunday, Dec. 2, the organist was shot and killed at the United Presbyterian Church in Coudersport, Pa. On Oct. 29, the pastor was beaten to death at Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church in suburban Fort Worth, Texas. On Oct. 24, a man walked into a prayer service and killed one of its leaders at World Changes Church near Atlanta. Most Christians believe that God is present in those churches, as he is everywhere, including public schools, where children are free to pray without disturbing others. There are 247 million Christians in the United States, more than any other country

in the world, although drug-ravaged Mexico is proportionately more Christian at 95 percent. On Aug. 5, a gun-toting white supremacist killed four people inside a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc., and two more people outside before shooting himself in the head. No similar incidents have been reported against that peace-loving religion in India, which has the largest Sikh population in the world. It should come as no statistical surprise that six of the 10 U.S. states with the highest rates of firearms deaths also are among the 10 highest in gun ownership. Neither is it surprising that six of the 10 states with the lowest rates of firearms deaths also are among the 10 lowest in gun ownership. Perhaps more surprising is that five of the 10 states with the highest rates of firearms deaths also are among the 10 highest in regular church attendance. Furthermore, five of the 10 states with the lowest rates of firearms deaths also are among the 10 lowest in church attendance. The Chagrin Valley Times is owned by DCI, the parent company of The Press It serves communities east of Cleveland.

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The 26th Annual Gold Star Awards: walk-ons to MTV No money, trophies or medals go with the 26th Annual Gold Star Awards, just a gold star for the refrigerator and congratulations and thank you from an observer. Oak Harbor Young Farmer Wives for 35 years of raising donations for agricultural organizations. The Oak Harbor Young Farmers Club for its annual consignment sale which raised $180,000 over 36 years, much of it donated to the Ottawa County Fair. Dan Beaudoin, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge, for his nineday missionary trip to Haiti where residents are still reeling from the 2010 earthquake. Dylan Dorfmeyer, Gibsonburg student, who balances athletics with his diabetes. Alyssa Batch, Clay hockey goalie, featured on Made, an MTV show about young people who have accomplished something unusual. Earl Geoffrion, 94, Oregon, recipient of the Silver Star 67 years after his commanding officer recommended him for it for his heroic actions in World War II. Ian Miller (Oak Harbor, Kent State), Keith Witt (Oak Harbor, Kent State) and Nick Purdue (Genoa, Ohio University) MidAm Conference tournament champions. Ron Distel, past commander of American Legion Post 279 and others who brought The Moving Wall, a half scale replica of the Vietnam Monument, to Elmore. Ray Zielinski, a respiratory therapist, and Noel Garcia, Toledo firefighter, both of whom happened to be at the Circle K on Woodville Road when Merl Downs collapsed from a heart attack. Their quick action to administer CPR saved Downs’ life. Gene LaHote, Oregon, recognized by the Toledo Veterans Administration as Volunteer of the Year at the outpatient clinic. He has volunteered 14 years and accumulated more than 1,900 hours of service.

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by John Szozda egon Schools, for his show of leadership in giving back his $11,000 raise while the school district struggles to find enough funds for busing. Carolina Wishner, volunteer at both Chernobyl and the 911 terrorist attacks in New York City, and the 2012 recipient of the Raoul Wallenberg Scholar Award at the University of Toledo, named in honor of the Swedish diplomat who saved 90,0000 Jews in Budapest during World War II. Eric Oatis, 16, Eagle Scout, who helped build a library for the Harbor View Historical Museum as his community service project. Ron Overmyer, former extension agent in Ottawa and Sandusky counties, for volunteering to help farmers in Mozambique pull themselves out of poverty by increasing crop quality and yield. Elijah Meade, 11, Oregon, who found a loaded 22 pistol and notified police.

Mark and Julie Shiffert for organizing more than 60 volunteers to help Scott and Cali Witt make improvements to their Gibsonburg home. Scott was seriously injured in an accident and unable to work and the house fell into disrepair. Marge Brown, teacher for 39 years, and Lawrence Morgan, long-time teacher and administrator, inducted into the Clay High Hall of Fame. Laura Luckey, Penta (Woodmore), who finished first in the Medical Math competition at the 48thAnnual Skills USA National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Kansas City, Mo. And, Megan Hess, Penta (Northwood), who finished third at the same event in the Culinary Arts competition. Cody Pickard, Genoa sophomore placekicker, who kicked six field goals in a game to set a new state record. Robert and Joseph Kovesdi, Gregory Christian, Master Sgt. David Hernandez and Eric Gene Fodor inducted into the Birmingham Hall of Fame. Jordan Kovacs, Clay grad and former walk-on at the University of Michigan, named the team’s most valuable player. Ben St. John (Woodmore) and The Ohio State University and Mike Blazevich, (Cardinal Stritch) and the University of Toledo, Division I walk-ons in football and Richard Wonnell (Genoa) and The University of Toledo in basketball. The Lake Equestrian team (Ashley Landers, Alisa Knieriem, Rhianna Reau-

me, Lauren Nissen, Taylor Barndt and Kylee Smith) for its third consecutive high school state championship. Anne (Woyame) Noel, Lake; Cindi (Peters) Britt, Eastwood; and Chad Bolander, Northwood; chosen 2012 Penta Career Center Outstanding Alumni. Derek Besgrove, Clay grad, inducted into the Walsh University Hall of Fame for football. Erika Dunbar, 14, of Northwood, who, seeing a house on fire, ran to her mom and told her to call 9-1-1. Her fast action was credited by the Northwood Fire Department for limiting the damage to the home. Alec Georgoff, Millbury, a St. Francis senior, National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist for finishing in the top one percent of the more than 1.5 million seniors who took the Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Solomon Lutheran School, Woodville, celebrating its 150 anniversary. Gary Quisno, former Oak Harbor football coach inducted into the Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. The Rockets compiled a 224-83 record in Quisno’s 29 years at the school. Blair Skilliter. (Genoa) member of the Mount Union Purple Raiders, Division III national champs in football. Ray Aldrich, Genoa, for donating a riding mower to Genoa American Legion Post 324. Comment at

Brad Fields, East Toledo, for fostering community gardens. Rachel Weber and Madison Sheahan, members of Genoa High’s Future Farmers of America, for volunteering to run the town farmers’ market. Gary Tscherne, Oregon, who aced the 365-yard par 4 13th hole at Stephens Park Golf Course in Dallas, Texas. Eric Eischen, member of Boy Scout Troop #3452 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Williston and a Genoa High School grad, new Eagle Scout. Erek Hanson, 11, Curtice, for collecting his 10,000 pair of donated denim jeans, which are recycled for insulation. Kim Crawford, Clay High softball player, named first team All-Ohio for the second consecutive year. Gary Isbell, Clay baseball coach, and his players for raising $2,200 for Lisa Miller. Miller suffers from multiple sclerosis. She is the mother of second basemen J.J. Miller. Bill Hirzel of Hirzel Canning, and Pat Bacon, retired City of Northwood administrator, Spirit of Wood County Award recipients. Derrick Vicars, University of Findlay senior, NCAA Division II national champion in the shot-put. Vicars also won a Division II national title in the discus in 2010. The Harbor View Yacht Club on its 60th anniversary. Danny Ivy, Woodville, one of three winners in the Center for Innovative Food Technology contest, for his salsa “Nacho Danny’s Kinda Hot, Hot Sauce. Don Bixler, Kevin Kwiatkowski et al for taking care of the waterfall garden at Pearson Metropark. Nick Bittel, Johanna Cutcher, Regan Draeger, Kiersten Flick, Phoebe Jackson, Marty Perkins, and Loren Taylor, members of the fourth grade Destination ImagiNation Team from Woodmore which placed first in regional and state competitions. The Oregon-Northwood Rotary Club celebrating its 25th anniversary. Adam Najjar, Waite junior, awarded the 2011-12 Courageous Student Athlete Award by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Adam was diagnosed with leukemia and missed most of his sophomore year but came back last year to make the junior varsity basketball team. Zena Cole, Oregon, member of Team USA and a Silver Medal winner at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Dr. Mike Zalar, superintendent of Or-

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“Runnin’ to Fight the Blues”

ProMedica Clay teen organizing a Warrior Run takes stand on wellness By Tammy Walro Press Staff Writer

To help protect employees from the adverse health effects of long periods of sitting, ProMedica has launched a “Take a Stand” wellness program. Formally rolled out in October and November, the program encourages ProMedica employees to break up their sedentary work routines using a combination of standing, stretching and ergonomics. Core to its “Take a Stand” program is the implementation of 425 Ergotron WorkFit Sit-Stand Workstations. Distributed over a three month period to employees whose computing-intensive positions require extended sitting during the day, the WorkFit Sit-Stand Workstations enable employees to effortlessly alternate between a seated or standing position, as their bodies required while they worked. In a 12-week study, conducted in fall 2011, 26 ProMedica employees who spend a majority of their workday sitting were given sit-stand workstations and asked to stand at least one hour a day. Through pre- and post-surveys, ProMedica examined a variety of areas including participants’ ability to focus at the end of the day, weight changes, pain, energy level and job satisfaction. At the end of the study, 85 percent of participants said that they would recommend the workstation to others. Laura Ritzler, co-director ProMedica Wellness, shared the results of the study in an Ergotron-sponsored webinar that can be accessed online on in the videos section or via YouTube. “We were familiar with the studies being done on the impact standing has on a variety of health factors so it wasn’t surprising that at the end of the study, we saw improvements in every area we were evaluating,” Ritzler said. “What really surprised us, and was statistically most significant, was the level to which body discomfort decreased and mental focus increased. In fact, only a couple of days into the study, I was getting emails from participants sharing how dramatically their pain had subsided.” The “Take a Stand” program is just one of the ProMedica’s efforts to promote employee wellness. Their efforts earned the company recognition from the American Heart Association as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company.

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For patients and their families, dealing with mental illness can sometimes be like an obstacle course, and recognizing symptoms, obtaining a diagnosis and getting effective treatment can pose a challenge that can require warrior endurance. For Nicole Breeden and her family, the journey hasn’t been easy, but with persistence, support and good medical care, the Clay High School senior is has enjoyed success in school and extra-curricular activities, and is looking forward to graduating this spring. It’s her successes that have led Nicole to focus her senior project on raising awareness and helping children dealing with bipolar disorder. As part of her project – a requirement for the med tech program in which she is enrolled – Nicole has created an informative pamphlet about bipolar disorder, and will write a paper on the topic. She is also organizing a Warrior Dash-type fundraiser, “Runnin’ to Fight the Blues, a Benefit for Bipolar Disorder,” set for Jan. 19 at Pearson Park in Oregon. “When she told me about her idea, I said, `Go for it,’” said her mom, Deb Blair. “I knew it might bedifficult and a lot of work, but this is something we know a lot about in a personal way.” It was when Nicole was a young child that Deb started becoming concerned about Nicole’s behavior, she said. “She could go up to her bedroom, tear it all apart and 15 minutes later, she’d clean it all up and come down like nothing’s wrong,” Deb said. Over time, Nicole’s outbursts became worse, prompting her mom to call the pediatrician. “One day, after a particularly bad day, I called the doctor and said, ‘I’m bringing her in…she’s out of control,’” Deb said. “By the time I got to the doctor, Nicole had calmed down and the doctor said, ‘She looks fine. Nothing’s wrong with her.’ “I had tears in my eyes,” Deb said. Though Nicole was well-behaved and did well in school, her behavior at home continued to raise red flags, Deb said. “She’d be angry and out of control – much worse than a typical temper tantrum.” Through sheer persistence, Deb finally got a doctor to listen to her concerns about her daughter. “The doctor told me that Nicole likely had bipolar disorder, but they didn’t want to diagnose and ‘label’ her at such a young age, because it would follow her for the rest of her life,” Deb said. The doctor prescribed anti-depressant medications. “After three weeks on the medicine, Nicole was like a totally different child,” Deb said. “Up to that point, she had never hugged anyone, but one day, she went up to my father – and I’ll never forget this – gave him a big hug and said, `Hi Grandpa. How are you?’” Ongoing doctor visits and trial and

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Clay High School senior Nicole Breeden’s 5K Warrior Dash, organized as part of her senior project, will raise awareness and funds for bipolar disorder. error with anti-depressant medications helped, and Nicole went on to do well in school, participate in band, volleyball, track and other activities. When finalizing the community outreach portion of her senior project, Nicole wanted something that would be fun, challenging and that would encourage physical activity. She decided on a Warrior Dash, that includes a 5K Dash and eight obstacles to conquer, including the big hill at Pearson. The obstacles will include hurdle jumps, crawling under rope staked to the ground, walking a plank, running through tires, log-carrying, running up and down a hill, traversing a rope maze and running over a hill of tires. When she was done outlining her plan, she created a PowerPoint presentation, which she delivered to the Pearson Park management staff. The presentation in-

Art of cancer patients showcased Like many people impacted by cancer, the late Dorothy Uber Bryan, used art as a form of therapy. “The Chemo Paintings,” a series of works by Bryan, along with art by those currently battling the disease, are part of a new exhibition opening Jan. 18 in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Community Gallery. The exhibition, which continues through March 21, reveals how Bryan, formerly of Bowling Green, used art to express the range of emotions including pain, rage and finally joy she felt during her fight with cancer. Each object in the series portrays

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Northwest Ohio women “Go Red” on February 10th The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is celebrating 10 years and as part of the celebration, the organization is asking all Northwest Ohio women to Go Red on Friday, Feb. 10. For 10 years, the AHA has been encouraging women to fight heart disease. The AHA estimates that 627,000 women’s lives have been saved through the effort, but the fight is far from over. “Women, it’s time to stand together in the fight for our lives. Because heart disease is our number-one killer affecting more women than men. Because it’s more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. Because women we love are dying and many more are impacted every day,” said Allyson France, senior director of the American Heart Association, Northwest Ohio Division. “But the strength of mothers, sisters, daughters and friends fighting side by side is more powerful than any killer. For 10 years we have fought and saved the lives of thousands of women. We have proudly worn red, shared our stories of survival and begun to understand the truth about women’s hearts and how heart disease can be prevented. “In the past, we have proudly worn red. But this February, let’s do more than that. Let’s make sure that every landmark, every main street, every organization and home in America goes red. Let’s turn America red to shine a spotlight on heart disease in women. Together, we can end heart disease,” she said. Visit or call 419-740-6180 to find out more about Wear Red Day and Go Red For Women.

who are or may be pregnant. The agency also offers prenatal and parenting classes where moms and moms-to-be can earn baby items while learning how to become better parents. For more information or to register for volunteer training, call Heartbeat at 419241-9131. A volunteer application is also available on their website,

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RVI Imagine Art artists (from left) Marrisa N., Jacob B. and Raysha W. present a banner handcrafted for Ottawa County Project Lifesaver.

Imagine Art presents handmade banner Imagine Art, a division of Riverview Industries Inc., presented a banner handcrafted by their artists to Project Lifesaver of Ottawa County Dec. 17 at the Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Previously, the Ottawa County Project Lifesaver organization approached Imagine Art about creating a banner for use in community presentations. The non-profit organization provides police, fire/rescue and other first responders with a comprehensive program including equipment and training to help quickly locate and rescue “at risk” individuals with cognitive disorders who are at risk

Volunteers needed Heartbeat of Toledo, a pregnancy support center, is looking for volunteers to serve at either its East Toledo West Sylvania offices. A new volunteer training is planned for Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Heartbeat’s office, 4041 W. Sylvania Ave., Suite LL4. The office is located directly across from Westfield Franklin Park. “We have greatly expanded our hours

and services and need additional volunteers to help us accomplish our mission to help women facing unplanned pregnancies and families in need,” said Pat Todak,


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For the ninth consecutive year, the Ohio Department of Aging is partnering with the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE) to present the OAGE Practitioner of the Year Award. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that either have improved services to older adults through research and evaluation or have developed noteworthy partnerships with institutions of higher learning (e.g., universities, community colleges, technical schools) for the betterment of Ohio’s elders. Examples of initiatives eligible for the Practitioner of the Year Award include student intern and mentorship programs; intergenerational programs that benefit students and older adults; partnerships with institutions of higher learning to improve or expand services; and partnerships aimed at expanding the health and long-term care labor forces. Nominations will be accepted via the OAGE website through Feb. 8. The 2012 recipient of the OAGE Practitioner of the Year Award was Denise Niese, executive director of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. For more information, contact Marc Molea at 614-752-9167 or mmolea@age.

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Soph. Adams off to fast start for Cardinals Eagles not a fourth-quarter team just yet

By Yaneek Smith Press Contributing Writer Just three years ago, the Cardinal Stritch Cardinals struggled through a 2-19 season, a move that prompted the school to bring in head coach Dave Rieker. In just two years at the helm, Rieker has helped turn the program around as their win totals have risen to six and nine in 2011 and ‘12, respectively, an obvious sign that Stritch is headed in the right direction. But now, with the help of star guard Austin Adams, Rieker is looking to elevate the Cardinals further, possibly among the elite of the Toledo Area Athletic Conference. Thus far, Stritch, 4-5 overall and 2-2 in the TAAC, has shown signs that it is capable of taking that next step. Adams, a 6-foot, 3-inch sophomore who averages 24.2 points, easily among the best in the area, credits Rieker with helping him improve his defense and instill confidence within his teammates. “(Coach Rieker) is the old-fashioned type of coach — you have to go out and play some defense,” Adams said. “I know that one of my weaknesses is my defense. He’s always pushed me. There are no words to describe what he does (and) the energy in him to make our team better is incredible. He’s a great coach, he knows the game and he played for UT when they were ranked (in the 1970s). Things should be going more smoothly for us right now, but I’m sure they’ll play out in the end.” Adams is eluding to the fact that Rieker, who graduated from Findlay High School, played on some fine University of Toledo basketball teams in the mid-to-late ‘70s under former head coach Bob Nichols (1965-87). The team’s 4-5 record is a bit deceiving, however, considering that the Cardinals’ five losses have come against quality teams like Toledo Christian, Otsego and St. Joseph CC, whose combined record is 40-9 (.816). And things don’t get much easier as five of the Cardinals’ next seven opponents sport a combined 38-11 (.776) record. The hope is that, with playing such a grueling schedule, the Cardinals will be stronger and better prepared to make a late-season run in the tournament. It’s a testament to both the non-conference schedule Rieker put together and the fact that Stritch plays in the TAAC, one of Ohio’s best basketball conferences. “If you look at teams like Michigan St. or Indiana, they are usually 3-3 or 4-2 in the beginning and then they’re 20-5 (at the end of the season),” Rieker said. “Those coaches know it’s a long season. They try to prepare you to be the best at the right time.” Three of the five Cardinal losses have come in games in which they led in the fourth quarter and, in their 62-45 loss to Toledo Christian, Stritch held a six-point lead in the third quarter before things fell apart. “We’re in every game now, and we’re going to continue to be,” said Rieker. “We tend to lose (close games). We just need to learn how to finish.” Despite the fact that Adams’ play has been instrumental in helping the Cardinals notch four victories, he hasn’t done it alone and has gotten plenty of help from his teammates, especially Joey Cousino and Robbie Bekier. The starting lineup features Joel McVicker (5-6) at the point, Jacob Empie

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Cardinal Stritch star guard Austin Adams. (Press photo by Doug Karns) (5-10) at shooting guard and Cousino (62) at small forward with Adams at power forward and Bekier (6-3) manning the post at center. The bench, meanwhile, is comprised a versatile group of players in guards Brooks Gasser (6-2) and forwards Cody Clayton (6-2), Travis Rodriguez (6-3), Carl Zacharias (6-3) and Joe Sinay (6-2). Adams, who also leads the team in rebounding with 7.3 per contest, is shooting a remarkable 65 percent from the floor and 64 percent from the free-throw line. Cousino, meanwhile, is second on the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 12.8 points and 3.8 rebounds, respectively, and Bekier is contributing as well, averaging 7.7 points and 3.4 rebounds. Rieker speaks highly of the group, which he believes is close to reaching the next level. “I have a great player and nine other players that are pretty good,” Rieker said, noting that this group has some of the best chemistry of any group he’s coached. “We don’t care who scores on this team — I’ve had three guys, seven guys and nine guys in the scoring column (in different games). We

have a very unselfish group of kids. I have a lot of weapons and if they understand their roles, they can put it together. We have the ingredients, but can we stir them together and make a great product? That’s my job.” Only Adams, Bekier and Cousino saw significant time on the varsity last season, meaning the younger players have had some growing up to do. “That’s the hardest thing to teach the kids, (how to win),” Rieker said. “You can’t play ‘not to lose.’ You can’t be scared, you’ve got to want the ball. We tell them to respect greatness, don’t be shocked by greatness. When Austin dunks, we expect that. “It’s about having confidence and expecting to succeed. Toledo Christian and Ottawa Hills expect to succeed. I told (the kids) the other night when we played Otsego that we got the lead because we played as five, and we lost the lead because we played as (individuals). They just need to experience these things so they can correct it (later). The longer you play the more experience you gain.”

It didn’t take long for Clay’s girls basketball team to surpass last season’s win total. The Eagles, under first-year coach Corey Slovak, lost their season opener to Delta but came back to beat Fremont Ross and Lake to improve to 2-1. It should be noted that Clay had just three wins combined the previous two years, including a 1-20 mark last season. “We’re taking baby steps as far as turning around the program,” Slovak said. The Eagles’ only win last season came in mid-January, against Ross, but this year they earned win No. 3 over the holidays against Toledo Area Athletic Conference favorite Toledo Christian. “That was big for us,” Slovak said. “It was probably our best 32 minutes we’ve played. I was hoping we’d turn the corner, but we’re still a work in progress.” Clay, which usually has a height disadvantage against most opponents, was averaging just 39 points a game through 13 games. The Eagles hit a rough stretch recently, losing to Springfield, Findlay and Bryan to fall to 3-10 and 1-5 in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference. They were set to play St. Ursula Academy on Thursday. “We did not play well at all against Springfield,” Slovak said. “We hung with Findlay for a half and then their size got to us. We took a step back last Saturday when we lost at home to Bryan.” Slovak is the Eagles’ third coach in three years. Last year’s coach, Kevin Crosson, battled health issues and had to turn the program over to Slovak, who was his assistant coach last year. Clay has 11 sophomores and nine freshmen playing at the junior varsity and varsity level, and Slovak said the older players have been “fantastic and done everything I’ve asked of them.” “The girls aren’t quitting,” he said. “Some days we don’t look very pretty on the basketball floor, but they battle whether we’re down five or 25. We’re going to play like it’s 0-0, start to finish. I’m hoping it pays off down the road.” Morgan Connor, a 5-6 sophomore guard, leads the team in scoring (9.7 ppg.), rebounding (5.1 rpg.) and steals (31). “The girl’s got ridiculously good instincts,” Slovak said. “Right now she’s doing a very nice job of getting shots off. For a sophomore, she’s not shy. I would like her shot selection to be better, but experience will take care of that. She’s not a big leaper and she’s not tall, but she always seems to be in the right place for defensive rebounds.” Sophomore guard Sam Enck is the Eagles’ second leading scorer but is averaging just 5.3 points per game. “She’s a very good defender and

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Scrappy Golden Bears eye 2nd consecutive league title By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer Third-year Gibsonburg wrestling coach Justin Edgell can teach his wrestlers a lot of ways to win a match with their physical skills. Another, perhaps just as important facet of the sport also has to come into play during a match, and the majority of the Golden Bears have it, Edgell said. “We’re scrappy. We’re fighters,” he said. “We don’t quit. We go out there to make a statement, win or lose.” Edgell’s squad made a statement last season, when the Bears won the Ohio Wrestling League title for the school’s first-ever team league wrestling championship. They were picked to win the nine-team OWL again this season despite six freshmen and three sophomores in the starting lineup. Through Jan. 8, Gibsonburg had a 15-10 dual-meet record that included a 4-0 mark against OWL competition. The 15 wins is a school record, and the team has assured itself of its third straight season with a winning dual-meet record. “We’ve done very well in the league – 4-0 with two more duals left (on Wednesday),” said Edgell, whose team placed third at the Hopewell-Loudon Duals, sixth at the Genoa Northcoast Holiday Duals and fourth at the 12-team Gibsonburg Invitational. “Our goal is to be back-to-back league champs and I think we’re setting ourselves up to do just that. These freshmen won the league as eighth graders, so they know what winning feels like. There is a lot of talent in that freshman group.” Three of the Bears’ top wrestlers are junior Jacob Auld at 182 pounds and seniors Gage Collins at 113 and Nick Metcalf at 182 and 195. All three are team captains.

Gibsonburg Senior wrestler Nick Metcalf wrestling Jonathon McClellan of Danbury. (Press photo by Harold Hamilton Auld, who had a 22-7 record through Jan. 8, went 7-1 at the Genoa tournament and earned a spot on the all-tournament first team. “He’s been pretty solid this year,” Edgell said. “He’s improved his footwork. He had a flat-footed stance the last two years, but now he has a lower stance and is on his toes. He’s much quicker this year and he understands the sport more. Instead of waiting and hesitating, he reacts now. His big-

gest thing is confidence. He was the league champ last year at 220, and that (success) kind of rolled into this year.” Collins (20-8) is a two-time district qualifier, while Metcalf (14-2) took sixth at districts last season. “Gage has had a very steady season,” Edgell said. “He didn’t quite have the season he was expecting to have last year, but from November to March nobody outworks him. He loves competition. He loves win-

ning. He’s a very competitive person. “Nick missed a couple weeks with injury, but he went undefeated at the Delta duals tournament. His goal is the state tournament. At the beginning of the year all of the kids list their goals, and that’s at the top of Nick’s list, placing in the top eight in the state.” Sophomore 160-pounder Dan Henline was a surprise last season, Edgell said, after winning more than 20 matches by pin at 152 and 160 pounds. Henline is 18-10 this season. “He’s finally gotten down to 160 this year and we’re hoping things kind of turn around for him,” the coach said. “He had a rough go of it. He’s got 18 victories, but it hasn’t quite been the season he expects out of himself. He has spent a little extra time after practice trying to correct the mistakes he’s made so far.” Some of the Bears’ other top wrestlers have been freshman Damien Schmeltz, who has 15 wins at 120 pounds, sophomore 152pounder A.J. Blausey and freshman 132pounder Griffin Geary. Blausey and Geary have 13 wins apiece. “Our freshmen looked good early in the year,” Edgell said. “They committed to putting in more time and effort in the practice room. Now they realize what real competition is out there and the time and effort it takes. They’re hanging in there. We’ve been taking a lot of pins so far this year and we’re hoping that trend stops. We’ve been on our backs more than we’d like.” Edgell, who credits the program’s improving biddy program (50 wrestlers this season) for helping the varsity squad become a force, said the team appears to be becoming closer as a unit - just in time for the season’s stretch run.

Eagles not fourth-quarter team yet I’m proud of her progression,” Slovak said. “She’s only a sophomore, so she’s learning on the fly.” Junior Kayla Schaefer leads the team in assists and has shared the point guard position with senior Tylor Brummett. “Kayla is more of an offensive threat, while Tylor is a better on-the-ball defender,” Slovak said. “Both have done a fairly solid job for what I need them to do.” Other players who have started consistently are senior forward Sam Charchol, junior guard Morgan Kovacs and sophomore guard Hannah Novak. Sophomore guard Haley Orr comes off the bench. “I wish I had 12 Haleys in terms of attitude and effort,” Slovak said. “She is an excellent defender, she really pays attention in practice and is an excellent role model. I’m looking forward to having her two more years.” During the preseason Slovak said the Eagles would have to rely on defense to keep them in games. The coach admitted

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that has been the case most of the season. “With our lack of size, we’re pretty much being controlled on the boards,” he said. “We played Notre Dame and it was a three-point game halfway through the third quarter. Against Perrysburg it was a onepoint game three minutes into the third quarter. The type of defense we’re playing is keeping us there. We’ve been OK through two or three quarters but at this point, with our youth and inexperience, in our league we’re not a four-quarter team yet.”

From left to right: junior Morgan Kovacs, captain; senior Samantha Charchol, captain; sophomore Morgan Conner, leading scorer; sophomore Hannah Novak, captain. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

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By J. Patrick Eaken Press Sports Editor Owens Community College’s board of trustees honored the Express women’s volleyball team “for exhibiting leadership, teamwork and excellence during their highly successful 2012 season,” stated a press release. Individual team members were recognized for their achievements at the trustees’ meeting. The Express finished fourth in this year’s NJCAA Division II national championship tournament. Local team members include sophomore outside hitter Alyssa Meis and defensive specialist Brandi Schimming, both Genoa graduates. Meis was named first team All-OCCAC and first team All-Region XII. In 44 matches leading up to the national tournament, she had 560 kills, six assists, 513 digs, 40 service aces, 16 solo blocks and 49 assisted blocks. In 12 OCCAC matches, Meis had 137 kills, 14 aces, 136 digs, four solo blocks and 11 assisted blocks. She was named Region XII District E Tournament MVP, and she made the All-Tournament team in the Raider Challenge on Sept. 30. In a stat that speaks of her versatility, Meis is the first player in program history to record at least 500 kills and 500 digs in a single season. “We are incredibly honored to be recognized by the Owens Community College Board of Trustees,” said Rudy Yovich, Owens director of athletics. “Our studentathletes would not be able to realize their full potential, both in competition and in the classroom, if not for the support of our Board of Trustees and our outstanding administration. For that, we are truly grateful.” The Express women’s volleyball team recently completed one of its most successful seasons in program history finishing fourth among 16 teams in the NJCAA Division II National Championship Tournament. Owens served as the host site for the national tournament. Owens totaled two victories and two losses during the three-day double elimi-

nation consolation tournament. Wins came against Kirkwood Community College and Iowa Central Community College. The Express’ tournament loses were to Cowley County Community College and Parkland College. This was Owens’ third trip to the D-II national championship tournament and their best finish in program history at this level, besting the 2003 team’s fifth place finish. Additionally, the Express participated in five D-III national championship tournaments and finished third in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Express women’s volleyball completed the 2012 season with a 37-11 overall record and captured its 12th Ohio Community College Athletic Conference regular season championship in the last 13 years. Coach Sonny Lewis’ squad finished 12-0 in the OCCAC regular season standings and was ranked No. 17 in the latest NJCAA Division II national volleyball regular season poll. Other team members are setter Molly Hilfinger (Anthony Wayne); defensive specialist/outside hitter Kennedy Geyman (Monroe Jefferson, Mich.); right side hitter Tiffani Hobbs (Central Catholic); right side hitter Kenzie Kleinhenz (St. Henry); outside hitter/middle blocker Dakia Sellers (Mansfield Madison); middle blocker Jazmine Thomas (Lima Senior); defensive specialist Lisa Urbanski (Notre Dame); setter Bailey Windham (Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central), and middle blocker/outside hitter Dominique Yates (Bowsher).

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sunk since Jesus was on board; however, no one knows for sure. Yet, for the disciples to witness this amazing miracle, it surely must have increased their faith. When we are faced with life's storms, we should try to emulate the disciples and call upon the Lord for His help to calm the waters. God does not want us to be a frightened people and He has provided us with a means of support by calling upon Him during our times of need. In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?-New K.J.V. Psalm 56:11


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For those who grew up in the 1970’s, Sycamore Grove, in Luckey, was the place to be seen. “Ruby Jones at the Sycamore Grove,” was the siren song on local radio stations that helped bring in people by the hundreds into the bar. Richard Krotzer, who purchased the Sycamore Grove on land contract in 1974, fondly remembers the “good old days.” “From the 1950’s on, this has been a classic rock and roll bar,” Krotzer said. “We would have up to 500 people in here. This bar was very popular for years, way before I owned it. I remember being in here in the 1960’s. It was always packed. They did not have enough coolers in the bar. At the end of the night, at 2 a.m., if you wanted a beer, you were stuck drinking Stroh’s.” Opened in the 1940’s, the nightclub has always been known for dancing. Krotzer’s late aunt, Viola Krotzer, frequently danced at the Grove in the early days, Krotzer said. “We get old timers that come in here telling us stories from way back when,” Krotzer said. “Now we get young people coming in here telling us stories about their parents who came in here. This place has a lot of history, and we want people to come here, have a great time dancing to classic rock, and enjoying the place their parents came to.” The constant radio spots drew huge crowds to Luckey from Thursday through Saturday nights. Although good for business, the crowds became too much at times. “We would have up to 500 people here a night,” Krotzer said. “It was fun back then but we had a lot of headaches as well.” From the late 70’s through the early 90’s, the Grove took on a well deserved rough and rowdy persona, Krotzer said. “I really do not want to go back there,” he said. “This bar was a tough place and there was a lot of fighting back then. In hindsight, we probably should have been serving drinks in plastic cups. We would go through five to six dozen glasses a night. The bar was darker back then and people would just throw glass. There were a lot of fights back then. That is just how it was. I have not had a fight in here for the last 10 years. People are more mature now.” The bar’s reputation also drew a constant law enforcement presence. Patrons increasingly were finding themselves pulled over after leaving the Grove. Krotzer made the decision to stop having live bands. “In the 90’s we quit having music for a while,” he said. “We had a sheriff and highway patrol officers circle the place. A lot of bars in the area closed up. We went to country music for a while, but we started having issues again. We laid off the music every weekend for a couple of years.” Last spring, Krotzer decided to once again offer live rock and roll on the weekends. “We brought the bands back last spring

and we have not had any problems so far,” Krotzer said. “We are trying to control the size of the crowd here as well as make sure that people do not have a lot to drink. Bonnie Buchman, manager at the Grove, began working there 21 years ago. “I started in 1991 and we were very busy back then,” Buchman said. “We quit having bands for a while, but we did not close. A lot of people thought we have been closed. We have had pool leagues and it has been open this whole time.” Buchman said she clearly remembers the bar being packed in the 1980’s, prior to being employed there. “I used to come in here during the 1980’s,” she said. “It was a big parking lot. People parked up and down the roads around here and they had to walk quite a distance to get here. It was a rowdy rock n’ roll place at the time. We still have the classic rock theme, but we are now having a lot of younger people starting to come in. We have people who tell us stories about the place. A lot of people met their spouses here.” Buchman said the crowd at the Grove is mixed with old and young, veteran Grove patrons to newbies. The current bands set to play at the Grove include Rizzo (Jan. 19); The Richter Scale Band (Jan. 26 and Feb. 2); the Ten Inch Willie Band (Feb. 9) the Cheeks band (Feb. 16) and Elmer Fudd (Feb. 23). “The bands we have play rock from the 60’s on up through some current songs,” she said. “They play classic danceable rock. It is hard to find places that have live rock bands. We also still charge a $2-$3 cover charge and we have five of the best pool tables in the business.” The Sycamore Grove is open from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The bar is closed Sundays. Happy hour is 7-9 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. The bands take the stage Saturdays, beginning at 10 pm. For more information, please call (419) 837-6545.

Pictured above, Sycamore Grove owner Richard Krotzer. Krotzer purchased the bar in 1974. At right, an original Grand Opening poster from 1940. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)


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on Aging’s Annual Meeting held Dec. 12 at the Wood County Senior Center in Bowling Green. The board members, installed by Wood County Commissioner Joel Kuhlman, include Vickie Askins, of Cygnet; Linda Bilski, of Perrysburg; Tom Carroll, of Pemberville; Harry Griffin, of Rossford; Sue Kinder, of Bowling Green; Patricia Martin, of Wayne; James L. Miller, of North Baltimore; Willard Misfeldt, of Bowling Green; Timothy Nowicki, of Perrysburg and John W. Wood, of North Baltimore. The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is to provide older adults with services and programs that empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives. For information on programs and services, call the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. at 1-800-367-4935 or visit www.


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A recognition of Red Cross volunteers was held at a holiday gathering at the home of Deena Camerato of Port Clinton. Greg Fox provided entertainment for the evening. Honorees included Carol Fox and Jim Sass, honored as 2012 Volunteers of the Year. Fox, a 38-year veteran, was recognized for her work as a member of the local board, and as a CPR/First Aid and lifeguarding instructor. Sass, who served as a board member for the past six years, was recognized for his dedication to educating the community about Red Cross services. He has forged new relationships between the Red Cross and the business community to support the many mission-related programs and services Red Cross volunteers provide. In addition, four volunteers were inducted into the local Volunteer Hall of Fame: • Gwen Addy was recognized for 23 years of service as a Blood Services volunteer.

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Court Log


Oregon Municipal Court • Bonnie M. Baker, 22378 W. Hellwig, Genoa, 180 days CCNO, 150 days suspended, $155 court costs and fines, receiving stolen property. • Bonnie M. Baker, 22378 W. Hellwig, Genoa, 180 days CCNO, 150 days suspended, $125 court costs and fines, attempt to commit an offense. • Allen Michael Strohscher, 26081 E. Broadway, Walbridge, $107 court costs and fines, park hours. • Ronald D. Rumer, 2420 Seaman, Toledo, $90 court costs and fines, registration required. • Elizabeth A. Stoecker, 2420 Seaman, Toledo, $90 court costs and fines, registration required. • Tina L. Heineman, 2126 Consaul, Toledo, 90 days CCNO, 90 days suspended, $155 court costs and fines, attempt to commit an offense. • Robert Warren Fletcher, 1215 Navarre, Toledo, $50,000 bond, bound over to the Lucas County grand jury, robbery deadly weapon. • Tonya A. Higgins, 1004 Kelsey, Toledo, bound over to the Lucas County grand jury, burglary occupied structure. • Crystal Ann Mayes, 463 Raymer, Toledo, 180 days Correction Center of Northwest Ohio (CCNO), 170 days suspended, license suspended one year, $839 court costs and fines, OVI – Alcohol/Drugs. • Jeffrey A. Mihlbauer, 2115 Autokee, Oregon, 180 days CCNO, 80 days suspended, license suspended one year, $689 court costs and fines, OVI – Alcohol/Drugs. • Jordan Richard Bedra, 1105 S. Coy, Oregon, 180 days CCNO, 170 days suspended, license suspended 180 days, $839 court costs and fines, OVI – Alcohol/Drugs. • Erica L. Jaso, 324 Western, Toledo, 180 days CCNO, 177 days suspended, license suspended six months, $464 court costs sand fines, OVI-Alcohol/Drugs. • Crystal Ann Mayes, 463 Raymer, Toledo, 180 days CCNO, 170 days suspended, $230 court costs and fines, possessing drug abuse instruments. • Amy M. Morales, 238 Licking, Toledo, 180 days CCNO, 90 days suspended, $180 court costs and fines, falsification; mislead public official. • Michael A. Alsip. 513 Marybrook, Toledo, 90 days CCNO, 80 days suspended, $230 court costs and fines, petty theft. • Brandon Smith, 3322 Algonquin, Toledo, 180 days CCNO, 180 days suspended, $180 court costs and fines, petty theft. • Charles R. Kincaid, 105 17th, Toledo, $155 court costs and fines, criminal trespass. • Damien J. Spearman, 1025 Berdan, Toledo, 90 days CCNO, 90 days suspended, $180 court costs and fines, petty theft. • Bradley Thomas Clark, 321 Plymouth, Toledo, 180 days CCNO, 90 days suspended, carrying concealed weapons. • Bradley Thomas Clark, 321 Plymouth, Toledo, 90 days CCNO, petty theft. • Erika Lynn Warren, 217 N. Cherry, Woodville, bound over to the Lucas County grand jury, theft. • Hiyaam Mustafa Yas, 7800 Yinger, Dearborn, MI, $7,500 bond, bound over to the Lucas County grand jury, forgery.

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Seventy-eight farms were designated as Ohio Century Farms in 2012 by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The status is awarded to families who have owned the same farm for at least 100 consecutive years. To commemorate the milestone, each family received a certificate signed by Gov. John Kasich and the director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. With the additions, at least one Ohio Century Farm is now registered in each of Ohio’s 88 counties. More than 950 farms are registered across the state. Local families registering their farms in 2012 included the Hassen farm (1895) in Lucas County; the Meng (1912) and Stoiber farms (1825) in Ottawa County; the Haar (1911), the House (1912) and the Knepper (1885) farms in Sandusky County; and the Gessford/Norvell (1882) and the Kale (1905) farm in Wood County.

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Mr. & Mrs. Mark Placko and Mr. & Mrs. Gary Tscherne are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Heather Placko, 25, and Brett Tscherne, 27. Ms. Placko is a self employed hairstylist at Style House Salon in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Tscherne, a graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, is a funeral director at Eggleston-Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home in Oregon, Ohio. The wedding date of October 5, 2013 has been set.

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Hot off “The Press” Jenny Phillis and Justin Cornelius are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Jenny is the daughter of Bill and Sandy Phillis of Genoa, Ohio. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, and then in 2009 with her Master’s Degree in Accounting, also from Bowling Green State University. She is employed at J. P. Morgan Chase in Columbus, Ohio as an Accounting Associate. Justin is the son of Jerry and Tammy Cornelius of Centerville, Ohio. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He is currently employed at Time Warner Cable Corporation in Columbus, Ohio as a FinancialAnalyst. The wedding will be held May 17, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio where the couple resides.

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

Bowling Green Great Decisions 2013, educational discussion series meets six Saturdays Jan. 19 through Feb. 23, from 9:30-11 a.m., Wood Co. Senior Center, 305 N. Main St.

Northwood Northwood VFW 2984 Taco Nights Mondays 47:30 p.m. Fish Fries featuring fish, chicken, steaks and shrimp are held Fridays from 5 to 7:45 p.m.

Elmore Friends of the Elmore Public Library Annual Meeting Jan. 17, 7 p.m. at the library, 328 Toledo St. Officers and steering committee members will meet at 6 p.m. The group is currently working toward purchasing a movable display shelf for the library. New members welcome. Info: Library Director Amy Laity at 419-862-2482 or 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.

Genoa All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast featuring pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, Jan. 27, 8 a.m.1 p.m., Genoa Legion Hall, 302 West St. Carryouts available. Legion hall rental info available by calling Tom at 419-460-3265. 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. Trinity Thrift Shop, 105 4th St., hours are Fri. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Clothes & small household items available at reasonable prices. Proceeds benefit mission projects. Genoa Community Food Pantry Open monthly on the 3rd Thurs.3:30-5:30 p.m. and the following Saturday of the same week, 10 a.m. - noon. Serving those who are in Genoa School District. Proper ID and billing address within the district required. Pantry is located at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4th & Main. Info: 419-855-3575 or 419855-8539.

Gibsonburg 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.

Lake Twp. 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.

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Euchre Tournament, Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Luckey American Legion Hall, 335 Park Dr. Food and registration at 6 p.m. Open to individual players 18 and older. Registration fee $5. Concessions and soft drinks available. BYOB. Proceeds support Legion and Auxiliary programs, along with the upkeep of the Post Home. Next tournament is Feb. 9. Scrapbooking Fundraiser Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Troy-Webster American Legion Hall, 335 Park St. $35 fee includes 6-foot table, lunch and dinner; $30 fee includes half of an 8-foot table, lunch and dinner. Janet Madaras, Creative Memories consultant will have a variety of products available for purchase. Register by calling Becky at 419-4096032. Free Meal 4th Mon. of each month, American Legion Post 240, 335 Park Dr. Serving 5:30-6:30 p.m. Food Pantry open to the public the last Wed. of the month, 1-3 p.m. & the last Thurs. of the month 6-8 p.m., Main St. & Krotzer Ave. Contact local church offices for info.

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Walbridge VFW 9963 Ham Dinner, Jan. 19, 5-7 p.m., 109 N. Main St. Featuring cheesy potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll & butter and dessert. Euchre Tournament Feb. 2, VFW 9963, 109 N. Main St. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Fourth place earns entry into next tournament. $10 entry includes lunch. Winter Revival Jan. 20-25, Grace Bible Baptist Church, 116 E Union St. Evangelist Ron Ostten will preach at services Sunday at 9:30 a.m. (Sunday School), 10:30 Sunday worship, followed by lunch and a 1 p.m. afternoon service, as well as Mon.Fri. at 7 p.m. Info: Pastor David Stogsdill, 419-6615058. Walbridge Centennial Committee meets the second Tues. of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the village hall. Family Storytimes for children of all ages Tues. 11 a.m., Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St. Free. 419-666-9900.


Family Advisory Council of Ottawa County will meet Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Ottawa County Board of DD, 235 N Toussaint South Rd. Guest speaker Brenda Smith, director of Riverview Industries will discuss the new Strategic Plan. Public welcome. RSVP to 567-262-3100. 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: 419-7073664.

Red Cross Blood Drive Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St. Public Dinner Jan. 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Pemberville United Methodist Church, 205 Perry St. Serving pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas, salad bar, dessert, roll and beverage. Carryouts 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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USCG Aux Flotilla 16-16 About Boating Safely (ABS) Class Jan. 19 or Feb. 16, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., American Legion Post #320, 204 Illinois Ave., Maumee. Registration is $35 per person or $45 for two students sharing a book. Lunch provided. Registration: Dale Steinfurth at 419-464–1192 or Terry Cleary at 419-367-0222 or terrytcleary@aol. com.


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OPEN HOUSE Sun. Jan. 20 1:00 – 2:00 619 W. Madison Street Gibsonburg Know a stylist looking for a salon? Here is one just waiting. Beautiful 4 bedroom home on Main Street near elementary, lots of extras, must see! Adjacent lot on Yeasting also for sale. OPEN HOUSE Sun. Jan. 20 2:30 – 3:30 420 W. Stevenson, Gibsonburg Priced to sell, this 3-bedroom has lots to offer. Newer kitchen and bath, many upgrades, great backyard with nice shed and garage. Don't miss this one!

Woodville Woodville Senior Center offers lunch M-F, 11:30 a.m. (call 419-849-3636 for reservations). Home delivery also available.

Real Estate Transfers Week ending Jan. 4 Clay Township 1-2-13 Stephen E. Brewer to Louis A. Calevro, 1712 North Clay Center Road, $93,000. 1-4-13 Arvilla Bednarik to Melissa J. Jeffers, 2304 North Manor, $125,000. 1-4-13 21991 Route 51 W LLC to DBFRAD LLC, 21991 West State Route 51 West, $1,783,000. Catawba Township 1-2-13 Catawba-Cleveland Development Corp. to CIC Development, LLC, 2917 North Sanctuary Road, $25,500. 1-2-13 CIC Development, LLC to David and Mary Gill, 2917 North Sanctuary Road, new split $160,000. 1-2-13 Alzo, LLC to John Rolland and Rosemary Harroun Stewart, 2834 Nor Easter Cove Drive, $624,900. 1-3-13 Harbor Park Marina, Inc. to Thomas L. Corogin, 5567 East Farrow, $234,610. Danbury Township

1-2-13 Joe A. Williams to James Albert and Jeanette Helen Williams, 1996 North Nan Street, $107,000. Marblehead Corp 1-4-13 David S. Rosenblatt to Jeff G. Campbell, 3884 Memorial Shore Drive, $255,000. Portage Township 1-2-13 First Choice Maintenance, LLC to Mary L. Sullivan, 3720 Aqua avenue Drive Unit 137, $31,800. 1-2-13 Terry Lee Anderson to Kenneth L. and Geraldine A. Gill, 2114 East Sand Road and 2113, 2121, and 2123 East Harbor Road, $155,000. 1-4-13 Angela S. Arebaugh to National Bank of Ohio, 51 North Shawnee, $80,000. Port Clinton City 1-2-13 Daniel Leary Jr. and Hannah Leary to Ronald and Hailey Timmons, 816 Kasper Street, $154,000. 1-3-13 Richard R. and Mary E. Maruschak to Patrick A. and Angela M. Reineck, 111 East Third Street, $70,000.

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Nice Selection of New and Pre-Owned Homes! 2 & 3 Bedroom Low Monthly Lot Rent! Financing Available! Contact Walnut Hills/Deluxe 419-666-3993

Single Wide 14X60, For Sale By Owner. All new storm windows, new roof, new water heater, 2 bed/1bath, washer/dryer, C/A, patio. Deluxe MHP $8,000. 419-661-0490 Walnut HIlls, Lot 272, newly updated, 3/bed, 2/bath, porch/shed, awning, Much more for $38,900. 419-902-0167



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2 bedroom completely remodeled twinplex 1341 Penny Lane, Millbury, No pets/smoking $650.00 419-3090398 .

East - 1931 Nevada, 2 bedroom house, appliances, no pets, 1 car/basement, C/A, $500/mo., + deposit + utilities. 419-691-1624

East Toledo 1 bedroom apartment, January Special $100 off deposit, all utilities except electric, includes stove/fridge. $395/mo. + $395 deposit. 419-932-0503

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East Toledo, upper 2-bedroom, $375/month, no pets, 419-320-1007. East Toledo/Good Shepherd home, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, C/A, basement, 2 car garage, no smoking/pets, credit applicatons required, $600/mo +deposit/gas/electric. 419693-8764 Eastside Toledo, Lower level, 2 bedroom apartment, No Pets, $400/mo. + $200 deposit + utilities. 419-693-3266

Northwood-4101 Wise, 2 bedroom house, $550/mo +security/utilities, no pets. 419-691-8404


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Saturday Morning January 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM Sharp! LOCATED: 6439 Corduroy Road Oregon, OH (Lucas County) 39 ACRES Selling 39 +/-Acres located in City of Oregon, Lucas County, State of Ohio and subject to all legal highways easements and leases of record. Being offered in 2 Parcels and Selling with the multi-parcel method of bidding and will sell in the manner that nets the most for the Sellers. Parcel No. 1 1 Acre - 1952 Ranch Home & Garage Selling 1 +/- Acre with 1104 sq. ft. Ranch Home - Breezeway - 2 car attached garage - 2 comfortable bedrooms - large living room -full bath w/ tub & shower - Eat-in kitchen w/ nice cabinets laundry room - fuel oil heating - great location - Oregon City School District. Agents from Ned F. Gregg Realty, Inc. will be on premises for viewing Friday January 4, 2013 from 3 to 5 PM. Parcel No. 2 Selling 38 +/- Acres farmland nearly all under cultivation Class/Land useA/10


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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

Charter Bus Tours I am in my planning season now. 4/27-5/1 - Virginia International Military Extravaganza Norfolk, Va. $699 Lots of surprises!!! July 6-18 - Nova Scotia includes Bar Harbor & Maine coast Call for detailed fliers.

Evelyn's Excursions 877-771-4401 419-737-2055 CRYOGENIC TRANSPORTATION LLC Has an immediate need for Class A CDL drivers out of MONCLOVA, OH. We offer Local, Regional & OTR positions, competitive pay, medical benefits for you and your family, paid training on product handling, paid uniforms, paid vacations, 401K & MORE! Requirements: 2 years Tractor-Trailer experience, Tank & Hazmat endorsements (or ability to obtain) & Safe Driving Record. APPLY NOW at: Or call Recruiting at (800) 871-4581 Drivers: Start up to $.40/mi. Home Weekly. CDL-A 6 mos. OTR exp. Req. 50 Brand New Coronado's you'll be proud to drive! 888-406-9046 Drivers: Want a Professional Career? Haul Flatbed Loads for Trinity Logistics Group! Earn $.41-.51cpm! CDL-A w/2yrs Exp. EEO/AA 800628-3408 Hairageous Salon, Woodville Rd., Northwood. Booth rent available, 1st month free. Call Dawn 419-691-3220 Help Wanted Day Maintenance Apply or send resume to East Toledo Family Center 1020 Varland Avenue Toledo, Ohio 43605 Janitorial Duties, Building and Grounds, Minor Maintenance Supervision of Volunteer Workforce Valid Driver License Microsoft Office a Plus $ 8.00-9.00/hr Insurance Rep- West Toledo Temp to Perm. We are recruiting for several candidates that are interested in working in the Insurance Business. Will be focusing on Property, Casualty, Life and Health Insurance. Prefer candidates to have Licenses, however, willing to train candidates with excellent customer service, sales and computer skills. Will develop leads, schedule appointments, establish client relationships, identify customer needs and market appropriate products and services. Respond to inquiries regarding insurance availability, eligibility coverages, policy changes, transfers, claim submissions and billing clarification. $13.00 temp to perm positions. Email resume to with Insurance in the subject line. Owner Operator looking for experienced steel hauler, regional, home weekends. Call Tom at 419-4672167. No calls after 7pm please. PT merchandiser needed to service book departments in local stores. Apply at SALES OPPORTUNITY NABF College World Series media publications/sponsorship. Commission only. Call 419-936-3887, leave name and phone number.


Shop Mechanic Manpower of Maumee is currently recruiting for a full time, shop mechanic. The technician is responsible for mounting the cranes, running all of the electrical, fabrication/alterations of frames and sub-frames, and finishing installation of mechanical parts. Must be able to work in fast pace environment and have strong attention to detail. This position is a long term, possible temp to hire. 1st shift - starting at 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (overtime may be required during the week and on weekends) Must provide own basic hand tools. (Standard and metric) If you are interested, please e-mail your resume to or fax it to 419-893-6245 and put "Shop Mechanic" in subject line. Substitute Positions in the Genoa School District Renhill Group is currently recruiting Substitute Teachers, Educational Aides, Food Service Workers, Playground/Lunchroom Monitors and Custodians for Genoa Local Schools. These immediate positions are on call and as needed. To find out the requirements for these positions and apply online, go to or call 419-254-2814. Renhill Group is an EOE. Tier 1 Automotive Supplier seeks a journeyman electrician for a Maintenance Technician. Direct hire in North Toledo, 50-55K annually, 2nd shift salaried position with eligibility for overtime, EOE. Contact Chelsea 419-254-2812 Welding Positions North Toledo We are searching for experienced welders. Must have previous experience from past employment or school. These are temp to perm positions paying $14.00 per hour. Drug and Bkg checks will be conducted. Will need HS Diploma or GED. Call Manpower at 419-893-4413 or email resume to enter welding in the subject line


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TERMS: 10% down at time of auction with the balance due on delivery of deed. POSSESSION: On delivery of deed TAXES: Sellers will pay the full year 2012 Josephine Schumaker Estate Lucas County Case No. 2011EST2506 William J. Bingle, Administrator DBN WWA Auction conducted by: Ned F. Gregg Realty, Inc. Sycamore, Ohio 419-927-5492 Check us out online at or Email at Auctioneers: Ned, Scott, Sheila, and Jeremy Gregg CAI Auctioneers

Food for Thought lives and breathes by its volunteers. Here are a few opportunities for you to join the team: Food Pantry All of our food pantries are choice pantries, which create a grocery store atmosphere, and we need volunteers to keep it running effectively! Our pantry, located at 3540 Seaman Rd. in Oregon, is open on Tuesday from 10am-1pm and 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 10am-1pm, and Thursday from 10am-1pm and 6pm-8pm. Friday Night Lunch Packing Every Friday night from 6pm - 7:30pm we pack 350 brown bag lunches for our Saturday morning picnics and we need your help! There is no age requirement! Saturday Morning Picnic Every Saturday morning, we have a picnic with the unhoused of Toledo. We meet across from the Main Library downtown (Adams & Michigan) at 10am. This was and still is the heart of Food for Thought, come join us! For more information, visit or email




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.

A Mechanic looks at vehicles, pays accordingly, anything w/wheels 419-870-0163 We buy most anything from your garage! 419-870-0163

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To the Residents of Jerusalem Township, The Reno Beach/Howard Farms Conservancy District will hold their regular business meetings on the second Monday of every other month. Starting January 14, 2013, the meeting will be held at 7pm, in the township hall at: 9501 Jerusalem Road, Curtice, Ohio. 43412.


Care Giver Wanted. I am looking for someone to assist an elderly lady in Elmore. Patient is in her late 70's and would be needed five days a week, 5 hours per day. Patient needs little assistance. Position includes light housekeeping, meal prep, laundry, bathing and other duties. Please call 440-204-8402 or email:

* 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


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:




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General house cleaning and offices. Reasonable, 30 yrs. experience and referenses. 419-6661753


   *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

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

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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

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"

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PUBLIC AUCTION Complete liquidation of the BIG UGLY WAREHOUSE Saturday, January 19, 2013 @ 10AM Location: 5405 Telegraph Road, Toledo, Ohio (Between Alexis & Laskey) HOME BUILDING SUPPLIES, KITCHEN CABINETS, HOT TUBS Brand New Cal Spa Hot Tubs; Complete Kitchens; Corn Burning Stoves; Cabinets; Doors; Windows; Patio Doors; Sinks; Whirlpool Bath Tubs; Tanning Bed; Marble Tile; Laminate Flooring; Office Furniture; Large Jewelers Safe; Corvac Heating System; Alarm & Security System; Komatsu Fork Lift; 16 x 32 Polymer In ground Pool Kit; Lg Asst of Pallet Racking & More. Terms: Cash, Check, Visa or M/C. 10 % Buyers Premium to beAdded, Sales TaxApplicable. Builders, Remodelers, Landlords, House Flippers, Do It Your Selfers - There Is Something For You. VISIT OUR WEBISTE FOR MORE INFO & PICTURES! Owners: Northern Liquidators of Ohio, Inc.

WILSON AUCTION & REALTY CO., LTD. 825 N. Main St., Bryan, OH 43506/419-636-5500 Toll Free 866-870-5500 Auctioneers: Wayne M. Wilson CAI Brent J. Wilson CAI, Bart Westfall

Mike Halka 419-350-8662 Oregon, OH. "Serving all of N.W. Ohio"


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          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


Roofer & Company LLC (Previously Hatfield Roofing) Commercial and Residential All Types ,Re-roof and Repair Senior Discount/Free Estimates Reasonable, BBB 419-836-9863

BAY AREA We haul anything away. Barn, Garage, Yard clean up services etc. Dump Truck and Bobcat Services Available. Call Mike 419-350-8662



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



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2 La-Z-Boy swivel rocking chairs, New, burgundy. $300 ea. or both for $500. 419-691-7921 3 Piece Leather Set, Great Condition, $550 as is. 419-693-5479 or 419-810-8244

Bunk Beds, w/storage drawers, mattresses, and all bedding. $300/OBO. 419-467-3354.

Leather Couch, white, 8' long $200 Call 419-898-2032 Rattan furniture-couch, love seat, coffee table, two end tables, lamp $200. 419-698-9452

        Cabbage Patch Dolls $5 each and other Collectibles. 419-855-7038. Commercial Scotsman Ice Machine (Model B-5309) Call 419-4660571 for additional information. Ideal for Club or Restaurant.


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        GENERAC XL5500 GENERATOR 120/240 volt, 5500 watt, $575.00. 419-367-8256 Lasco model 5511 oscillating ceramic tower heater with remote. New condition $35.00. 419-836-7276 Mens Dockers, 36X32, XL shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, work shoes & slippers, size 12, $20.00. 419-836-7276



American Bulldog, female, 8 months old, all white with brindle marking on ear, shots, to approved home only. Adoption fee. 419-7087074 or 419-691-3078.

Rotweiler puppies, $450/each. 3 females, 1 male, ready by January 20. Parents on site. Taking $150 deposit. 419-467-9141.


1998 Ford Sport V6 Automatic, Runs Excellent/Looks Good. All New Tires, $2,200 OBO. 419-349-2126 2008 Honda Accord V6 Ex-L-Navigation, 55,000mi., Interior Gray, Exterior Blue, Sunroof, Excellent Condition. $18,250.00. 419-698-1080

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Hi, my name is Scotty, aren't I a handsome man? I am an extremely happy boy that loves to be outside and play in the snow! I love to play with toys and every time the staff here gives me a bone, I like to hide them in my blankets and save them for l a t e r. I ' m a v e r y g o o d boy who knows how to sit and loves when I get a treat as a reward. I get along well with other dogs and would love to go to a home that has a dog so I could have another canine friend. Stop out and give me a belly rub and I'll love you forever!

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

Operated By Mark Wells

419-836-FIXX (3499)

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

  1999 Ski-Doo 500 Formula Z, excellent condition, studded track, must see, $2900. 419-250-6009



per item *General Merchandise only *No Refunds on this special

Burkin Self Storage â&#x20AC;˘ Camper Storage

The Press

Inside & Outside

â&#x20AC;˘ Inside Auto Storage â&#x20AC;˘ Personal Storage

1550 Woodville Rd. Millbury, OH. 43447 Call 419-836-2221 or 1-800-300-6158

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


3000 Dustin Rd. Oregon, OH

For a Great Dunn Deal See

Jeff Berger Lifetime Member of Our Community

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;M DEALINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 419-639-3000 419-349-5164

Allen Township has filed the Annual Financial Report with the State Auditor for fiscal year ending December 31, 2012. The report is available for public inspection by calling 419-836-4204 for an appointment or by attending one of the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meetings held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. All meetings are at the office of the trustees, 21030 W. Toledo St., Williston, Ohio. Sonia Eischen, Fiscal Officer Allen Township Trustees


Lawn Services





Gray Plumbing

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

Veterans & Senior Citizensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Discounts


Free Estimates, Licensed & Insured

Mike Halka

Guaranteed Lowest Rates Weekly Specials


636 Main St., Genoa 419-855-7700

Electrical Contractor

Oregon, OH


Whole House Generators



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â&#x20AC;˘Anti-freeze â&#x20AC;˘Belts â&#x20AC;˘Hoses â&#x20AC;˘Spark Plugs â&#x20AC;˘Spark Plug Wires â&#x20AC;˘Distributor Cap & Rotor â&#x20AC;˘Wiper Blades â&#x20AC;˘Load Test Battery â&#x20AC;˘Tires â&#x20AC;˘Brakes â&#x20AC;˘Exhaust â&#x20AC;˘Suspension â&#x20AC;˘Shocks

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We will inspect...



ABSOLUTELY FREE Valid only with this ad

21270 SR 579 Williston


Carpet Cleaning

COUNTRY CHARM Cleaning & Restoration LLC Professional Cleaning Services Since 1988 Carpeting & Upholstery Cleaning Pet Odor Removal Emergency Water Removal General House Cleaning â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Certified By I.I.C.R.C. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6763 Wildacre Rd., Curtice

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

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



â&#x20AC;˘ Septic Systems â&#x20AC;˘ Sewer Taps â&#x20AC;˘ Snow Removal & Salting Backhoe/Bobcat/Dozer Work Stone and Dirt Hauling

CALL 419-836-8942

419-836-8663 419-392-1488


Excavating/Water Pumps

R.D. Haarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

The Cleaning Professionals

Housekeeping â&#x20AC;˘ Residential daily, weekly or bi-weekly â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial Housekeeping â&#x20AC;˘ Carpet Cleaning â&#x20AC;˘ Upholstery Cleaning

Call 419-277-0564

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

Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll laugh at the name ... not the service!!



Furniture Repair

KELLER CONCRETE INC. BLACK SWAMP WOOD WORKS Tear Out & Replace Concrete, Driveways, Patios, Porches, Pads, Sidewalks & Stamped/Colored Concrete ** Quality & Affordable Work **

Insured & Bonded â&#x20AC;&#x201D; FREE ESTIMATES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; BOBCAT SERVICES AVAILABLE


If Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an Expert and want to get involved... CALL 836-2221. Deadline: 11 a.m. Thursday



All minor & major mechanical repairs â&#x20AC;˘Pre-owned Auto Sales â&#x20AC;˘ATVs â&#x20AC;˘New Motorcycle â&#x20AC;˘Scooter Sales


Woodville Township has completed the Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year 2012. The report is on file in the Fiscal Office which is located in the Woodville Twp Volunteer Fire Station, 321 E. Main Street, Woodville, Ohio. Lori Kepus Fiscal Officer, Woodville Township


THE PRESS EXPERTS Appliance Repair



Wood Furniture Repair and Refinishing Handcrafted Hardwood Furniture & Gifts

â&#x20AC;˘ Free estimates â&#x20AC;˘ Pick up and delivery available â&#x20AC;˘ Senior Discounts


WEEKEND DELIVERIES â&#x20AC;˘Stone & Dirt Hauling â&#x20AC;˘Bobcat Service â&#x20AC;˘Demolition & Hauling â&#x20AC;˘Concrete Removal

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

419-340-0857 419-862-8031

â&#x20AC;˘ Home Repair Specialists â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial & Residential



Outdoor Power Equipment

25 Years Experience **** 24 HR. SERVICE **** D.O.T. Certified. Insured/Bonded All Major Credit Cards Accepted â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Senior Discount â&#x20AC;&#x201D; LICENSED MASTER PLUMBER

Jim Gray

419-691-7958 Since 1944 WILLISTON, OH


OREGON PLUMBING No Jobs Too Small Insured - Bonded



Licensed Master Plumber Roy Bomyea

â&#x20AC;˘Painting FREE ESTIMATES â&#x20AC;˘Drywall â&#x20AC;˘Fences, Reasonable Rates â&#x20AC;˘Tile â&#x20AC;˘Plumbing Fast Friendly Service â&#x20AC;˘Decks â&#x20AC;˘Electrical Insured and Bonded


MARK 419-855-4161 Hauling If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heavy ... and you want it hauled in or out ...

Call Us! â&#x20AC;˘Dirt â&#x20AC;˘Stone â&#x20AC;˘Debris â&#x20AC;˘Cars â&#x20AC;˘Equipment â&#x20AC;˘Trucks


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


â&#x20AC;˘SALESâ&#x20AC;˘RENTALS â&#x20AC;˘PARTSâ&#x20AC;˘SERVICE

Only 7 mi. east of Woodville Mall on St. Rte. 579

Mon-Fri 8-5, Sat 8-12 Painting

S andwisch Painting â&#x20AC;˘Interior â&#x20AC;˘Exterior â&#x20AC;˘Residential - Commercial

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

DON GAMBY EXTERIOR DECORATORS Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Gutters, Awnings, Windows, Roofing, Shutters, Pre-cast Stone, Custom Design Decks Licensed, Bonded & Insured



ACE ROOFING - FREE ESTIMATES Senior Discounts Roofs/Gutters Siding/Windows Your Owens Corning Preferred Contractor

INSURED - O/C Lifetime Shingles PREFERRED CONTRACTOR â&#x20AC;˘ Better than the typical A+ BBB rated contractor. We have a clean record. Call BBB at 419-531-3116. Check on all contractors. RECENTLY CHOSEN TO INSTALL ROOFS FOR OWENS CORNING PRESIDENT & COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION PRESIDENT BECAUSE OF OUR EXCELLENT REPUTATION

419-836-1946 419-470-7699


42 Years Experience


Restoration & Remodeling, Inc

Additions - Decks - Bathrooms Exteriors - Windows - Kitchens Licensed - Insured - Bonded In Business for over 30 years â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Free Estimates â&#x20AC;&#x201D; BBB Senior Discounts PRO

MAUMEE BAY SELF STORAGE 7640 Jerusalem Road (Rt 2) (419)836-4000

Multi-sized Units - Outside storage Security fence - 7 day access â&#x20AC;&#x153;We make every effort to accommodate YOU.â&#x20AC;?

419-691-0131 Lawn Services


LAWN CARE AND SNOW REMOVAL Commercial â&#x20AC;˘ Residential

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2012 LAWNCARE SPECIAL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; All Residential Properties Starting at $25 Bagged, edged & Trimmed â&#x20AC;˘Spring/Fall Clean-up â&#x20AC;˘Senior/Military Discounts â&#x20AC;˘Multiple Property Discounts â&#x20AC;˘Weekly Cuts â&#x20AC;˘Referral Programs â&#x20AC;˘Fully Insured

PHONE (419) 340-1418

Call An Expert!


â&#x20AC;˘Sump Pumps â&#x20AC;˘Broken Pipes â&#x20AC;˘Hot Water Tanks â&#x20AC;˘Drain Clean

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

MARK 419-392-3669 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SNOWPLOWING â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

Residential/Commercial Senior & Veteran Discount

O PRProfessional Remodelers Organization E-mail: No job too small or too big


BLUE LINE ROOFING â&#x20AC;˘ Licensed & Insured Since 1964 â&#x20AC;˘ Senior & Veteran Discounts â&#x20AC;˘ Free Estimates with no pressure



Your Ad Could Be Here! Call 419-836-2221 or 1-800-300-6158



JANUARY 14, 2013


Baumann Auto Group Genoa

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

Fusion “Early Early Bird Bird” Last 2 payments waived!


2013 FORD FUSION TITANIUM MSRP $30,995 Lease A/Z Plan $199

mo. x 24 mo. $2,700 due at signing Lease X Plan $229* mo. x 24 mo. $3,250 due at signing Lease Retail $249* mo. x 24 mo. $3,150 due at signing *


*Ford rebates included. Ford Credit Financing required. 10,500 miles per year allowed, 20¢ per mile thereafter. Security deposit, tax, title, documents and plates extra, subject to credit approval. See dealer for details. Offer ends January 31, 2013.


2013 FORD ESCAPE S MSRP $23,665 NOW $20,990* or first 3 payments on “us” Lease A/Z Plan $146 Lease X Plan $187** Lease Retail $190** **

mo. x 24 mo. $3,000 due at signing mo. x 24 mo. $3,000 due at signing mo. x 24 mo. $3,000 due at signing

*Ford rebates included. Ford Credit Financing required, includes $500 rebate. 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 January 31, 2013.




MSRP $20,780 NOW $17,590* or first 3 payments on “us” Lease A/Z Plan $135**

mo. x 24 mo. $2,500 due at signing Lease X Plan $160** mo. x 24 mo. $2,500 due at signing Lease Retail $170** mo. x 24 mo. $2,500 due at signing

*Ford rebates included. Ford Credit Financing required, includes $500 rebate. 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 January 31, 2013.



2012 FORD F150 XLT CREW MSRP $38,315 NOW $29,490* or first 3 payments on “us”

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

2013 Chevy Cruze LS MSRP $19,020

$18 18,8 ,800 00

Buy for Or Lease for $87 $87** ** per mo. *Price includes all rebates and incentives plus tax, title, license & document fees extra upon approved credit. See dealer for details. **Lease is for 24 months, $3,990 due at signing, plus tax, title, license & document fees extra. 10,000miles per year. With approved credit. See dealer for details.

Offer ends 2/3/13

2013 Chevy Malibu LS MSRP $23,290

$22 22,9 ,900 00

*Price includes all rebates and incentives plus tax, title, license & document fees extra upon approved credit. See dealer for details. **Lease is for 24 months, $3,990 due at signing, plus tax, title, license & document fees extra. 10,000miles per year. With approved credit. See dealer for details.

Offer ends 2/3/13

2013 Chevy Equinox LS MSRP $24,580

$23 23,744 ,744



2010 Ford Fusion SE

2009 Mercury Milan #F20852A




2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 2008 Ford Edge Limited #F3190A


2008 Nissan Rogue #F3239A



2004 Dodge Dakota SLT

$15,500 15,500




2010 Hyundai Elantra #F3068A


2009 Mazda CX-7

$16,500 #F3332A $14,000

2007 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 2009 Ford Fusion SEL #F3206A

$17,500 #F3369A $12,500

Buy for Or Lease for $221 $221** ** per mo. *Price includes all rebates and incentives plus tax, title, license & document fees extra upon approved credit. See dealer for details. **Lease is for 39 months, $2,600 due at signing, plus tax, title, license & document fees extra. 12,000miles per year. With approved credit. See dealer for details.

Offer ends 2/3/13

2013 Chevy Silverado1500 MSRP $36,175

$34 34,185 ,185

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


Extra $4,000 off for * GM Employee’s

Buy for Or Lease for $299 $299** ** per mo. e, 4x4


rP All Sta

Offer ends 2/3/13

Baumann Chevy Certified Pre-Owned

2012 Chevy Cruze LT

2012 Chevy Traverse LT #FC120877




2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL




2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 2013 Ford Explorer Limited




2008 Chrysler Sebring Terry Paul Exec. Mgr.


Extra $1,000 off for * GM Employee’s

*Price includes all rebates and incentives plus tax, title, license & document fees extra upon approved credit. See dealer for details. **Lease is for 39 months, $2,500 due at signing, plus tax, title, license & document fees extra. 12,000miles per year. With approved credit. See dealer for details.

2010 Ford Fusion SE



Extra $1,000 off for * GM Employee’s

Buy for Or Lease for $129 $129** ** per mo.

*Ford rebates included. Ford Credit Financing required, includes $500 rebate. Security deposit, tax, title, documents and plates extra, subject to credit approval. See dealer for details. Offer ends January 31, 2013.




Extra $500 off for * GM Employee’s



2011 Chevy Camaro



Terry Paul Exec. Mgr.

Jeff Brown Gen. Mgr.

Nick Paul

Brian Gentry

Larry Ponzi


2008 Pontiac G6 #FC121202




2010 Dodge Ram 1500

2005 Ford F-250 SD Harley-Davidson


Dennis Healy





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



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Bring in coupon. Gold only. No coins.

Will pay up to 1500% on Silver


Up to 1500% of face value on silver coins 1964 & older

Alan Miller Jewelers


Alan Miller Jewelers

Alan Miller Jewelers

ALAN MILLER JEWELERS 3239 Navarre Ave. - Oregon Just W. of Coy Rd.

Gold is near a record high

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