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Twelve Angry Jurors After a heated argument, juror #3 (Jeff Smith) lunges towards juror #8 (Tammy Halay) during a rehearsal of Oregon Community Theatre's production of the award-winning drama "Twelve Angry Jurors." Performances are Feb. 15-16 and 22-23 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. in the Fassett Auditorium. Tickets are available by calling 419-691-1398 or at the ticket booth the night of any show. Pictured in rehearsal are (l-r) David O’Brien, Reed Steele, Bill Perry, Tim Yard, Jeff Smith, Cynthia McComb, Tammy Halay, and Jane Klickman. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)
Community rallies to help save dog A dog facing euthanasia due to a serious injury from a car accident last month had surgery that saved its life, thanks to the generosity of the community. Wind Bearheart’s dog, Grizzly, had hip surgery on Tuesday at Med Vet, in Columbus, and was expected to be home by Friday. Bearhart, of Northwood, thought she’d have to put down her dog because she could not afford to pay for the surgery. But the community came to the rescue after the media highlighted her predicament and donated funds for surgery. “I am just overwhelmed by the generosity of people,” Bearheart said. “I now know there are angels walking on this earth.” On Tuesday, January 22, Bearheart, Grizzly and her dog Chance were passengers in a vehicle traveling back to Northwood after she visited her son, Shane Baumgartner, a paramedic/firefighter at Station No. 9 in Whitehouse. The car was broadsided in Fulton County by another vehicle, which was totaled in the accident. Bearheart was airlifted to The University of Toledo Medical Center in serious condition. She suffered broken bones in her face, injuries to her ribs and
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head trauma. Chance, a Siberian Husky, was taken to the fire department in Whitehouse, where he was cared for by her son and his fellow firefighters. Although sore, Chance came out of the accident relatively unscathed. Grizzly, a 14 month old Newfoundland, was taken to an emergency veterinary clinic to be treated for leg injuries and a dislocated hip. Bearheart’s son then took Grizzly to the West Suburban Animal Hospital in Sylvania where he was examined by Dr. Gary Thompson, who suggested that the big bear of a dog go to the veterinary hospital in Columbus for hip surgery. Bearheart, who does not drive, has depended on her dogs for transportation. The three have been seen around Northwood, Toledo, Rossford and Perrysburg, with Bearheart on her sled with wheels, being pulled by
her dogs as she ran errands, visited friends and went sightseeing. Unfortunately, Bearheart, who was struggling to pay for her own medications, could not afford the $6,000 estimated cost for the surgery. If Grizzly could not get the surgery, he would have had to be put down. The insurance company of the other driver would not pay for Grizzly’s veterinary bills because the law considers animals personal property. After an article about Grizzly ran in The Press, donations to a special account at Fifth Third Bank as well as to a Chipin account accumulated quickly. Within two days, there was enough money raised to pay for Grizzly’s surgery. “The story really made a difference,” Bearheart said. “I am just glad his surgery was paid for. It would have broke my heart if I had to put him down. The people who have donated and those who have sent cards and messages have made me believe in people again.” Bearheart said she was also relieved to hear from Dr. Matthew Barnhart, of Med Vet, that Grizzly did not need a total hip replacement, but a procedure that was a bit less costly. Grizzly, who is young and in otherwise good health, would need a Toggle hip surgery, which would cost $4,000.
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One day after several farmers in Lake Township took their complaints to the township trustees of snowmobiles trespassing on their fields, township police arrested a Genoa man for just that. Police issued a summons arrest Wednesday shortly before 7 p.m. to Michael J. Lewis, 28, Meadow Drive, Genoa, after an officer observed him crossing a field near the corner of Libby and Lemoyne roads. He was charged with criminal trespassing, according to police. At Tuesday’s meeting of the township trustees, farmers complained of snowmobiles trespassing on their fields, telling them and Police Chief Mark Hummer of acreage planted with winter wheat being damaged and “no trespassing” signs being blatantly ignored. “It’s like a slap in the face,” one grower said of the snowmobilers riding past signs designating private property. The trustees approved a motion to send a letter to State Representative Tim Brown and State Senator Randy Gardner to request tougher legislation for addressing the problem and to contact the Wood County prosecutor’s office for clarification of the current law. “We need to find out what our options are and how much jurisdiction we have,” Ron Sims, a trustee, said after the meeting. Asked by Robert Kapp what measures growers could take, Chief Hummer said they could protect their property if it is being damaged. “Your reaction has to be appropriate,” the chief said. “The best weapon you’ll have is your phone and some patience.” The growers said most of the trespassing occurs between 8 p.m. and midnight and is more frequent on weekends. Chief Hummer told the farmers he’s instructed officers to cite violators and not issue warnings. He said his office will ask the prosecutor for the maximum penalty. He acknowledged the livelihoods of
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Ready for Fat Tuesday Baker Andy Haas, Haas Bakery, gets ready to deep-fry a tray of rolled-up balls of dough that will become paczkis. Haas, who will later ﬁll the dough with a variety of fruit-ﬁllings, says Fat Tuesday is one of the busiest days of the year. Paczkis are traditionally eaten on theTuesday before Ash Wednesday. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)
Injured dog Continued from front page “Because of all of the exercise Grizzly has had, the doctor told me he would make a full recovery and will be able to run again,” Bearheart said. “I was told the recovery time is six to eight weeks. I am just so happy he will be able to run and play again.” Adding to her happiness, Bearheart returned home from Columbus to a box filled with 70 Get Well cards for Grizzly from Holland Elementary School, in Holland. “The cards are so cute and many made me smile and laugh,” she said. “I really needed a good laugh after everything that has happened. The kids even put in dog treats and they sent me a box of chocolate truffles too.” The account at Fifth Third has been closed since enough money was raised, said Bearhart. “People have been so generous and
I did not want anyone to think that I was scamming them or going after more money,” Bearheart explained. “I just can’t thank people enough for all of the donations, prayers, concern and kind words. I just do not know how I am going Grizzly. to pay the community back for all of this. I am going to find a place where I can donate my time once I am healed. There is a little piece of all of us within Grizzly now. It took all of us to make him whole again.” Longtime friend, Michelle Geiermann, of Minneapolis, started a Facebook page for Grizzly. She also started the Chipin account for donations. After the article appeared in The Press, donations to the Chipin account came in
very quickly, according to Geiermann. “In two days, the account jumped to $907,” she said. Grizzly also gained support on the Facebook page, she added, with over 60 “likes.” “The comments have been very supportive and sweet and we can’t thank the paper and the community enough,” she said. The Chipin account was closed on Wednesday, said Geiermann. “We have posted on Facebook that the account has been closed,” Geiermann said. “I have had a number of people ask to be kept informed of Grizzly’s progress so I will keep the Facebook page updated. Many people have asked that we let them know if money is needed for Grizzly’s rehabilitation costs. People have just been so wonderful and kind and Wind is just so appreciative.” For more information on Grizzly and his current condition, visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ LetsHelpGrizzly?ref=ts.
the farmers are being hurt because the snow in many fields hasn’t been deep enough to protect winter wheat, which is planted in the fall. The chief said the township police department will be working with departments from other jurisdictions on the problem. An investigation into a recent burglary in Perrysburg Township involved several agencies, he said, and was enhanced by them having 800 megahertz radios that enable officers to communicate directly with each other. Lake Township police recently upgraded their radios to the 800 system. “I’ve never seen a snowmobile faster than a Motorola,” the chief said. Criminal trespassing is a fourth degree misdemeanor but for violations involving snowmobiles or all-terrain vehicles the fines are doubled, according to the chief. Joe Cornerly, a spokesman for the Ohio Farm Bureau, said growers have to routinely contend with trespassers “Trespassing has always been a problem for farmers. I wouldn’t say we get flooded with complaints from our members but it is a chronic issue we hear about. It led to our work on state legislation that was passed in 2010. The rules require snowmobiles and ATVs to display a license plate and registration sticker. The rules included increased penalties for those who trespass on an all-purpose vehicle and a “third strike and you’re out” provision that allows for the confiscation of their vehicle,” he said. Chief Hummer said snowmobiles can be ridden on public right-of-way.
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A small, vacant commercial building on Woodville Road in Northwood that was recently painted bright green, to the consternation of city officials, will have to undergo some changes to conform with the more conservative colors of the city’s central business district. There were not enough votes on Northwood’s Architectural Review Committee, which met recently, to allow the business to remain green without adding some touches to tone down the color, according to Kimberly Vaculik, the city’s planning, zoning and economic development coordinator. Vaculik and City Administrator Bob Anderson met last month with Josh Maluchnik, one of the owners of the business, which will be called the NutritionZone. “Josh had ideas of putting up black awnings to break up the brightness of the color of the building,” said Vaculik. “He had asked me to call an Architectural Review Committee meeting so we could officially review the color. We did that last Friday. He sent us photos of the building with the black awnings superimposed on them so we could get an idea of what it would potentially look like.” But the committee split the vote, 2-2. Maluchnik’s changes, some felt, did not go far enough. “Because the vote was tied, the motion [to accept the changes] failed,” said Vaculik. She asked Maluchnik to update the drawings to include more changes in an effort to mute the green. The committee will review the changes again at a meeting on Feb. 8. Maluchnik told The Press that he is confident the issue will be resolved. “I was a little bit disappointed with the vote,” he said. “I thought the pictures of the black awnings broke up the color.” At the next meeting, he will bring photos with more proposed changes, including installing flower boxes, and a repaved parking lot. “We’re going to make it look nice. I am just going to try and dress it up as much as possible, and we’ll go from there,” he said. The building was painted bright green, he said, to match the corporate color of Herbalife, a global nutrition company that promotes nutrition, weight management, and personal care products. He and his business partners are independent distributors of Herbalife products. The color also helps cover up imperfections of the building, which is over 40 years old. “We decided to cover up some of the imperfections with a little bit more vibrant of a paint color,” he said. In addition, the color draws attention to the small building.
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much.” Councilman Dave Gallaher, who also sits on the committee, agreed. “We’re doing our best to try and work with him. We want to help him out as much as we can and get him to tone it down a little bit and make the color less vibrant,” he said. Officials at a Dec. 6 council meeting had initially expressed their displeasure of the color of the building, which at one time was a car lot, then a tax service. Councilman Ed Schimmel referred to the building’s color as “neon green,” and he had asked Vaculik to inform the property owner, Larry Oberheu, of Lambertville, Michigan, that the color was unacceptable for the city’s central business district. Maluchnik said the NutritionZone is expected to open within 60 days. He describes the business as a nutrition club that will offer healthy meal replacements and supplements, hold weight loss challenges, and nutrition classes. He also has similar businesses in the area. “We also have NutritionWorks in Genoa, and NutritionDecision in Perrysburg,” he said.
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Indictments An Oak Harbor man has been charged with domestic violence following an incident at his home. The Ottawa County Grand Jury has indicted Steven D. Myosky, 42, whose last known address was West Water Street, on one count of Domestic Violence. The charge is a felony of the third degree, alleging that Myosky has been convicted of similar charges two or more times. Indictments were also returned against: • Monique C. Roy, 24, who is currently being held in the Ottawa County Detention Facility; Richard Webber, 23, whose last known address is Clyde; and Tyrone Porter, 38, whose last known address is Toledo, were each indicted on counts of Failure to Appear, felonies of the fourth degree. All three are accused of failing to attend court hearings on unrelated indictments last month. • Brian P. Nason, 36, and Sean D. Case, 20, both of 9086 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor, were each charged with three counts of Forgery, along with a felony count each of Misuse of a Credit Card, Forgery and Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity. According to Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office reports, the pair used several stolen credit cards, charging nearly $7,000 over a two-month period.
Puppy Love The Lucas County Dog Warden will present the “Second Annual Puppy Love at the Dog Warden” Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dog Warden’s office, S. Erie St., Toledo. The event will include pet photos, kids’ crafts and games, prizes and giveaways and a puppy kissing booth. There will also be pooches available for adoption, adoption incentives and spay and neuter information. Call 419213-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/ lucascountydogwarden.
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Bowersox to perform T o l e d o School for the Arts is pleased to announce that alumna Crystal Bowersox – will entertain Toledo audiences with a concert on March 3 at the SeaGate Center. The 7:30pm concert with Monte Mar is Bowersox part of an upcom ing tour taking Bowersox from Connecticut to California. Ticket sales begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. Tickets are available at the Huntington Center Box Office or through Ticketmaster at 800745-3000 and at www.ticketmaster. com. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All seats reserved and are $37. Humble beginnings and passion for music have driven the 25-year old Crystal Bowersox to become one of the most recognized young voices and up and coming singer/songwriters in America. An emotive folk-rock-country style has been catapulted from the cramped coffeehouses and cavernous subway tunnels of Chicago to millions of homes across America when she placed second in Season 9 of “American Idol.” The show helped catapult her from obscurity to fame overnight, and though Bowersox is grateful for the exposure, she’s more focused now on what she gained from the competition as an artist and performer. “I’ve always known what kind of artist I am,” the former TSA student says. “But I now know what I’m capable of.”
Free zoo admission To thank Lucas County voters for their ongoing levy support, the Toledo Zoo will offer free admission to all Lucas County residents from Saturday, Feb. 16 through Monday, February 18, throughout the President’s Day weekend. Lucas County residents must show ID demonstrating proof of residency to receive free admission. The weekend includes the zoo’s Winter Weekends activities on Saturday and Sunday, including an icecarving demo on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On both days, visitors will enjoy performances by magician Eli Portala in the Indoor Theatre, plus fun kids’ activities in Nature’s Neighborhood, the zoo’s children’s zoo. And all across the zoo, visitors will see public feeds and enrichment with the animals, from reptiles and orangutans to vultures and giant spiders. Wondering what to do with the kids on Monday, when the schools are closed? The zoo is offering an indoor bounce house all weekend long – Saturday, Sunday and Monday. In addition, Lucas County visitors will receive coupons to use throughout the weekend, plus additional coupons for another Zoo visit in April. Details, including a full schedule of events, are available at toledozoo. org.
County changes euthanasia policy By Larry Limpf News Editor email@example.com The decision by the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners to adopt a different euthanasia policy at the dog warden department is being lauded by an animal advocacy group that has been pushing for reform of county dog shelters for more than 10 years. The commissioners recently approved a two-year contract with Oak Harbor Veterinary Services for euthanasia services by lethal injection instead of continuing to use a carbon monoxide gas chamber. The contract includes a cap of $30,000. Commissioner Jim Sass said the board had been reviewing other options to the chamber and said the change will avoid a lawsuit from the Ohio Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which had been pressuring the county to change its euthanasia procedure. “We still feel we were within the law,” Sass said, adding the commissioners had consulted with the county prosecutor’s office while reviewing the procedure.
Pemberville’s 2013 “For the Love of Art” show and art walk will be held Feb. 9, 10 and 16. This year marks the ten-year anniversary of the event, which is sponsored by the Pemberville Opera House/Historical Society. The free show, which will be held at the Historic Opera House/Town Hall, will feature more than 200 pieces from area high school students and graduates from the past three years. Hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Acclaimed local artist Emmanuel Enriquez will serve as judge. Honors will be awarded in a variety of categories, including Best of Show and first, second and third place overall. Winners will receive rosettes, along with cash prizes given by the Pemberville Historical Society. In conjunction with the show, Pemberville businesses will be hosting artists and offering their windows/store fronts for artistic displays as well. Local artists confirmed for this year’s event include Wilma Ablett, mixed media;
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He said dog warden’s staff routinely tries to find homes for the animals and euthanasia was the “last resort” at the dog shelter. Teresa Landon, executive director of the Ohio SPCA, welcomed the decision to change the policy. “We are pleased to hear that the Ottawa County commissioners have decided to contract with a veterinary clinic and remove the gas chamber from their county dog shelter,” she said. According to the county’s 2011 annual report, 242 dogs were impounded that year. Of those, 92 were euthanized, 65 were adopted and 85 were recovered by owners. The figures were similar in 2010 when 244 were impounded, 94 euthanized, 52 adopted, and 98 recovered. Landon and Sass still have differing opinions on which procedure is more humane, Sass said he witnessed a dog being euthanized last month in the gas chamber and has had a dog he personally owned put down by lethal injection. “I think it (the chamber) is less stressful. That’s just my opinion,” he said. “It’s
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Tracks in snow lead to arrests for burglary By Larry Limpf News Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Additional charges may be filed in a burglary case in the Village of Walbridge in which three adults and one juvenile were arrested, according to Police Chief Ken Frost, who said Thursday the case was still under investigation. According to Chief Frost and records in Perrysburg Municipal Court, charges of burglary and obstructing official business have been filed against Jacob T. Oakley, 18, Elijah M. Parsons-Gugle, 19, and Derek R. Daly,18. Chief Frost said the three reside in Walbridge or surrounding areas. Charges are also pending against the juvenile. Village police were alerted by a passerby early Tuesday morning of a vehicle parked in the driveway of a Wilber Street residence while the occupant was at work. Additional village officers responded and were assisted by officers from Lake Township, Northwood, Rossford, and Norfolk Southern. Chief Frost said K-9 units were used to follow two sets of tracks in the snow that led from the Wilber Street home to a residence in the 200 block of Perry Street where the four were apprehended. “There were several elements at the scene on Wilber that indicated a burglary had been committed,” the chief said. “It was basically stopped in the act.” He said the passerby was familiar with the residence and knew the person living there was at work at the time. The adults were taken to the Wood County jail and the juvenile to the county’s juvenile detention center. “We’re still working on it to determine if other charges should be filed,” the chief said. According to court records, a preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 14 at 9:30 a.m. for Parsons-Gugle and Daly and for a public defender for Oakley.
Police Beats Lake Twp. – Jaclynn M. Stevenson, 20, Northwood, was charged with obstructing ofﬁcial business Feb. 5 after police received a call of a disturbance at a residence in the 5000 block of Woodville Road. • Robert L. Bannister, 23, Toledo, was charged with theft Feb. 1 after allegedly leaving the Fuel Mart service station without paying for gasoline. Police stopped his vehicle on I-280. OREGON – Unknown suspect(s) kicked in a door in the 400 block of S. Yarrow St., and took jewelry, TV’s, coins and personal papers, on Jan. 25. • Unknown suspect(s) backed into a fence in the 1900 block of Oakdale Ave. and stole multiple items from storage units on Jan. 25. • Suspects were stopped for suspicious activity in the 1000 block of Mambrino Rd. and possessed criminal tools on Jan. 28. • Unknown suspect(s) broke a driver side mirror of a vehicle in the 3200 block of Stafford Dr. on Jan. 26.
Lumber yard razed A wrecking crew takes down the remains of Starr Lumber, East Toledo. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)
Benton-Carroll-Salem finance panel re-established By Larry Limpf News Editor email@example.com Tim Coffman, treasurer of the BentonCarroll-Salem School District, has re-established the district’s finance committee to review issues that affect the district’s financial condition and provide a means to keep the public informed about funding of public education. The committee met Jan. 30 and members plan to meet quarterly. Coffman said he can see the committee becoming an “invaluable” resource to his office and the community. “The business and real world experience that these members bring to the table can only help to further guide our district in the right direction financially,” he said Other members are Arlyn Bensch, Heather Dewitz, Dave Franck, Kendra German, John Hermes, Guy Parmigian, Steve Rhodes, Jim Ridener, Curt Riechman, Sue Segaard, Doug Slagle, Erin St. BonoreFlower, and Keith Thorbahn. Parmigian is the district’s superintendent and Dewitz and Rhodes are members of the school board. Carter named board president James Carter has been selected by his peers to serve as president of the Wood County Board of Commissioners for 2013 and Doris Herringshaw, who was recently appointed to the board, will serve as vicepresident. The board will continue conducting regular meetings on Tuesday and Thursday mornings with an open forum on regular meeting days following regular business. Town hall meetings will also be scheduled throughout the county. Carter will serve on the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments Board of Trustees, Community Corrections
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Committee, and Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). He will also serve on the TMACOG Freight Committee and Transportation Council and will be an alternate on the TMACOG Board of Trustees. Ditch petition
Board, Investment Advisory Committee, Financial Report Review Committee, Family & Children’s First Council, Records Commission, and Solid Waste Policy Committee. He also serves on the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee for the County Commissioners’ Association of Ohio. Herringshaw will serve on the county’s Automatic Data Processing Board, Investment Advisory Committee, and Ohio State University Extension Service Advisory Committee. Her other committee assignments include the TMACOG Air Quality Committee and Portage River Basin Council. She was also named as an alternate on the TMACOG Board of Trustees along with W. David Steiner, Planning Commission Director. Commissioner Herringshaw will also serve on the Erie Basin Resource Conservation and Development Council. Commissioner Joel Kuhlman was selected to serve on the county’s board of revisions, Courthouse Buildings and Grounds Committee, Court Security Advisory
The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners have agreed to review a petition request for Held Ditch on April 9 and hold a public hearing June 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Elmore Fire Station conference room. Commissioner Jim Sass said the board will tour the ditch as part of the April review, which will include an analysis by the county engineer. The petition process will ultimately determine which property owners in the ditch’s drainage area would benefit from the ditch being included in the county improvement and maintenance program, he said. The property owners would be assessed for the service. Board sets interviews The Lake school board has reviewed letters of interest from persons seeking a vacant seat on the board and selected three for interviews, which will be held Feb. 13. The seat of Eric Hirzel is vacant. Hirzel announced recently he’s moving from the district.
Conservancy donates property to township Black Swamp Conservancy has acquired an 80-acre tract of land and donated it to Danbury Township in Ottawa County. The property, located on the Marblehead Peninsula, is adjacent to the township’s existing 111-acre Meadowbrook Marsh Preserve and will expand the size of the preserve to more than 190 acres.
The existing 111-acre preserve, owned and managed by the township, includes trails, picnic facilities and an observation platform for wildlife viewing. The new addition connects to the existing preserve to create a cohesive corridor and preserves the remainder of the marsh, which contains a diverse mixture of habitats and harbors a number of rare species.
March Monthly Luncheon held in conjunction with the TTA's Annual Safety and Health Conference
March 7, 2013 The Toledo Club Madison & 14th Sts. Toledo, OH 43624 March Monthly Meeting to begin at 11:45 a.m. $15 per person at the door and 1 session at the Safety & Health Conference
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Industry Leaders Discuss The Future Of Transportation Featuring: Keith Tuttle, Motor Carrier Service, Inc., Dean Kaplan, K-Ltd., Ed Nagle, The Nagle Companies Schedule of Events: 8:00 to 9:00 Registration and vendor setup 9:00 to 11:30 COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE MOCK TRIAL Presented by Richard Cuneo and Tom Sullivan 11:30 to 1:15 - TTA monthly luncheon and Keynote Presentation 1:15 to 1:30 - BREAK & Vendor Expo 1:30 to 2:30 - Safety Solutions presented by TTA Vendors
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Sacred Heart rated high in survey The Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Home received the sixth top score in the 2012 Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey conducted for the Ohio Department of Aging. Sacred Heart’s score of 95.63 was the highest from Northwest Ohio. The survey was conducted by the Scripps Gerontology Center of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. More than 27,000 family members and 948 homes participated. The survey asks family members their opinions on such areas as activities, administration, admission, choices, direct care and nursing, meals and dining, social services and therapy. Two other local homes finished with scores 88 percent or higher, which earned an additional quality point in a reimbursement formula used by the Office of Medical Assistance (Medicaid) to reward quality in nursing homes. They were Otterbein Portage Valley, Pemberville and Ottawa County Riverview Nursing Home, Oak Harbor.
Relocation Dave Owens has relocated his Owens Authen-i-cut Barbershop from the Toledo Sports Center in East Toledo into the former Colonial Barbershop at 2665 Navarre located in the Freeway Plaza in Oregon. Owens has 32 years experience in cutting all types of hair. He was located at the Toledo Sports Center for 28 years. Hours are Mon., Tues. and Fri 9-6; Thurs. 9-8, Sat. 9-2, closed Wed. and Sun. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome. The phone number is 419-691-8171.
At the clubs The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a free seminar on Consumer Law Updates Thursday Feb. 21, noon-1 p.m. The presenter will look at; advertising guidelines, cancellation rights of consumers, the deposit rule, door-todoor sales, gift card requirements, goingout-of-business/distress sales, refund poli-
Workplace cies and re-stocking fees. This seminar is free to chamber members and lunch is included. Non-members are just $10. The seminar will be held at the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation, 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor. RSVP to Valerie Winterfield at 419-898-0479 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 15.
*** The Oregon Economic Development Foundation will meet Friday, Feb. 15, 7:15 a.m. at Mercy St. Charles Hospital. Call Linda at 419-693-9999.
On the boards The National Bank of Ohio has appointed Tom R. Helberg to the board of directors. He is an attorney and real estate investor located in Sylvania with holdings throughout NW Ohio. NBOH operates four full service offices located in Oak Harbor, Curtice, Port Tom R. Helberg Clinton and Oregon; along with two loan production offices in Perrysburg and Fremont. Helberg will also serve as a director of the Holding Company, Indebancorp.
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Being able and willing to accept where we are in our lives can benefit our peace of mind and add to our personal happiness. We all know that life is not always easy, and that everyone has issues with which to contend; however, our attitude and the way in which we address our daily concerns defines our character and well being. Just as much of our past momentous problems with which we were once so concerned have now hopefully disappeared, future problems will also be taken care of. Therefore we should accept that life is always
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I tried again to reach for you But found you too far away So I began to cry again Waiting for the day
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When I see you once again I know just what I’ll do I’ll gently grab you by the hand To make my dream come true
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eek: Accepting Your Life
challenging and make the best of what we have. Dealing with the concerns of daily life helps us to develop a trust in our Heavenly Father, and knowing that He loves us should be comforting in times of stress. Everyone has concerns in this world, but being truly satisfied with our lives and accepting that we are exactly where God wants us, is a reflection of the healthy contented attitude of a well-adjusted person. Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. R.S.V. Romans 14:19
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FEBRUARY 11, 2013
Your Voice on the Street: by Stephanie Szozda
The Press Poll
What is your idea of a perfect Valentine's Day?
Would no Saturday mail delivery have a big affect on you? Yes No To cast your ballot, go to www.presspublications.com Daniel Garrett Toledo Zoo Toledo “Go to a nice hotel, spend maybe a couple days there. I would make dinner, or I take her out to eat at a nice place whatever she would prefer and just enjoy spending time with her.”
Ana Hunt Burger King Walbridge “Although it’s pretty abstract I would like to go to Bora Bora, It’s so pretty. It would be so nice just to get a hotel or one of those little cabins out on the water.”
New church not needed To the editor: For approximately three years, there has been a large fundraising campaign within the St. Ignatius Catholic community. This faith-centered highpressure campaign is aimed at raising money to build a new church. The main reasons being given for needing a new church are that the building is not big enough and that the handicap accessibility is poor, as well as it is difficult to move caskets in and out of the building for funerals. I find these reasons difficult to accept as a basis for tearing down a perfectly good, historic building and spending millions of dollars to replace it. St. Ignatius is a sound, beautiful church that could be renovated at a fraction of the projected cost of a new building. A small addition for an elevator and additional seating, installation of air conditioning, modernization of kitchen facilities and redecorating of the existing structure would make it, by today’s standards, a comfortable, user-friendly church. A new large, state-of-of-the-art facility is not needed, nor can it be afforded. Membership in the Catholic community, St. Ignatius included, is declining and most parishioners at St. Ignatius are up in years. When these individuals are gone, the proposed building and the overhead will be more than declining active membership can financially maintain. In such uncertain economic times, I find it senseless and morally wrong to spend so much money so foolishly. We have many families in our community who are struggling financially and are going without necessities; therefore, I think that it is time for some soulsearching to be done within the St. Ignatius family. Rather than asking for monetary pledges from the parishioners for a new
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Last Week's Results Did the increase in your Social Security taxes this year change your spending habits? 93% 445 Votes. Yes. I won’t be spending as much this year as last year. 4% 21 Votes. Yes. I have to save every penny to make ends meet. 3% 14 Votes. No, it did not increase by that much.
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church, maybe we should explore ways to help those in need within our community, many of whom are our members who are being strong-armed into giving money that they should be using to provide for their families. I ran across an elderly husband and wife who did not want to give to the church fund, but for some reason through that if they did not donate they could not be buried in the church cemetery. When I was contacted to donate, I told the priest that I would not donate because I did not believe in the tearing down of a perfect and historic building. I do not need a building to have a God. Dave Jaeger Oregon
Common sense on taxes To the editor: It is not surprising Walbridge Village Council recently voted to put the resolution on hold that I introduced regarding a request for state legislation to have all elected and appointed officials current on their tax liabilities. I wonder why they would not think that it is a good idea that elected and appointed officials who control our tax money should not be allowed to do so when they themselves cannot or will not pay their taxes? Seems like common sense to me. Maybe there is the answer. Village council should check again whether it is against the law to not pay their taxes. Also, so what if we would lose half of our elected officials? If they cannot control their own spending sufficiently well to pay their taxes, then they don’t deserve to be
handling and controlling taxpayer money. This kind of great divide, on what I consider to be common sense, is why this council and I did not see eye to eye. I hope the state senate continues to support this idea for a new state law. (I did get an inquiry from them when I introduced it.) I certainly do think it is a good idea and I would imagine most people also think this is a good idea. Please Walbridge council, reconsider. Dan Wilczynski Former mayor of Walbridge
Donations sought To the editor: For the past seven years, the Elmore Area Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the “Red, White, and Boom” Fireworks program at the end of June. The program involves a chicken barbecue, entertainment and a wonderful fireworks display after dark. This year, the program will be held on Saturday, June 29. The chicken barbecue will be at 4 p.m. at Woodmore High School, with entertainment following at Well Park, followed by the fireworks. The Chamber does not have large corporate sponsors for this program. All the fundraising comes through small businesses and organizations as well as donations from individuals. This year, the Chamber needs $8,000 to pay for the fireworks. They have $4,000 raised currently. Many local residents and their families have enjoyed the fireworks from their homes and from their cars by the side of the road, in addition to those who have come to Well Park to view them there.
If you have enjoyed the Elmore fireworks in the past, won’t you consider making a donation to help with the costs? There will soon be cans to collect donations in local businesses, or donations may also be mailed to the Elmore Area Chamber of Commerce, Box 179, Elmore, OH, 43416. Georgiana Huizenga Elmore
Pipeline’s false promise To the editor: State Rep. Bob Latta said that President Obama should approve the Keystone XL pipeline because it would decrease the price of oil in the United States. This is what his Tea Party bosses and the Koch brothers would have you believe. Oil prices in the Midwest will increase as refining is diverted from Midwest refineries to the Gulf of Mexico. Not only is the pipeline an environmental hazard, there is also no guarantee that this oil ends up in the U.S. The Gulf is a perfect location from which to ship oil overseas. Paul Szymanowski Curtice
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Turning things around requires assessment of priorities
1. What happened? In order to begin taking corrective action you must identify exactly what went awry. To do this, you need an awareness of what’s happening in your life. You will not be able to get back on the road unless you are looking out the windshield. 2. Why did it happen? You must understand the cause and effect relationship that brought you to your current position.
Dare to Live
by Bryan Golden
If you are on the wrong path, there’s no reason for you to keep suffering.
As much as you strive to stay on your desired path, there are times where you will veer off course, sometimes even going in the opposite direction. When you have lost your way you have to turn things around. Your initial step is to recognize and acknowledge that you are going in the wrong direction. You must take full responsibility for the road you are currently on. If you blame other people or circumstances, you will not get back on track. You chose the direction you are traveling. Turning things around involves reassessing and reordering your priorities. Taking for granted all you have to be thankful for is all too common. When this happens, losing your way is all too easy. Before you can begin turning things around, you must immediately stop doing whatever caused you to wind up where you don’t want to be. Nothing will get better until you do this. When you are going the wrong way, or have made a mistake, there are four important questions to answer.
The key to this is what you did and the role you played. Since the only thing you have control over is yourself, it’s a complete waste of time to fault others or make excuses. 3. What did you learn? There is more to be learned from mistakes and problems than when everything goes right. If you don’t learn anything, you are destined to constantly repeat the same errors. 4. What do you have to do to prevent it from happening again? Accurately answering this question is vital to avoiding the same mistakes that brought you off
course. People who don’t honestly answer this question are destined to find themselves stuck in an endless cycle of frustration. Blaming others for your circumstances puts you in this position. In order to turn things around, you need to determine your new direction. This decision is based on your goals. Without a clear destination, there is no way to alter your course. Formulating well defined goals is paramount. Let go of the past. Learn from your mistakes rather than fixating on failures. Life moves forward. Concentrate on taking the action today necessary for making tomorrow better. Nothing happens without action. Displace the bad habits that drove you off course, with good ones. Bad habits sabotage your success. As soon as you catch yourself behaving in an old pattern, change what you are doing. This is a repetitive process that takes time to become engrained. Persistent bad habits inhibit your turning things around. If you are on the wrong path, there’s no reason for you to keep suffering. You have the power to make changes. The longer you continue in the wrong direction, the more time it takes for your return trip. Act today to take the first step. Recognize the need for change and then formulate a plan. Believe in yourself. If you have the desire and determination, you can turn things around. Your mind believes whatever you tell it. If you believe you can, you are right. If you believe you can’t, you are also right. So tell your mind that you can and will turn things around.
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The Nostalgia Highway: Sniper shooting big news 40 years ago The exits on The Nostalgia Highway are at 10 year increments. Enjoy the trip through the pages of The Press.
February 2003 News: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicted Great Lakes’ water levels would continue a downward trend as El Nino dominated weather in the Pacific Ocean. The phenomenon has pushed the Great Lakes region into a moderate to severe drought which is expected to last at least through April. The corps cautioned boaters to be aware of the lower water levels and conscious of shallow reefs and harbors. Former space shuttle pilot Tom Henricks was named keynote speaker for the June celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the Brush Wellman manufacturing facility in Elmore. Sports: Mark Gastineau, former AllPro member of the legendary New York Jets Sack Exchange, made an appearance at Woodville Mall to promote his book. Clay honored two all-state players: Tyler Wasserman, baseball, and Matt Warner, track. Antonio Guerra won his fourth consecutive title leading Waite to the City League Wrestling Championship. Dick Heller’s Oak Harbor girls’ basketball team, led by Megan Bodnar, Jen Moor, Katie Mapes and Mandy Quisno, finished the regular season at 20-0. Price check: Genoa Motors sold a 2003 Taurus SE for $16,200 with 0 percent financing; Lee Williams sold filet mignon for $5.30 lb. Hot then, gone now: Cupid’s Closet, Northwood; Aussie Pies, Woodville Mall.
February 1993 News: Thousands stood in line as Meijer took job applications for its nearly-completed store on Curtice Road in Oregon. The Woodville Mall and The Press Newspapers held their Fifth Annual Auto Show. Battery H at Cold Harbor, the famous Gilbert Gaul painting owned by the Oregon
by John Szozda the school’s football program and compiled a record of 54-14-6. Wallace also coached basketball and his teams had a record of 5030. He started teaching at Clay in 1936. Price check: Citizens Savings Bank, Pemberville, offered 10.5 percent interest on a money market account. Haylo Market sold Nafziger half gallon butter pecan ice cream for $1.69. Hot then, gone now: Schrader Stoves of Northwood; Rainbow Glass Station, Millbury.
In February 2003, the Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition held a rally at the corner of Starr and E. Broadway, protesting the war in Iraq. (Press ﬁle photo by Ken Grosjean) Jerusalem Historical Society, was on loan to the Tennessee State Museum. Oregon City Council renamed the recreation complex after William P. Coontz, the city’s first rec director and the man who built the first baseball field and started many of the city rec programs. Sports: Clay hockey, 18-2-1 under coach Jim Gramza, won the Metro Hockey League for the seventh time in nine years. Becky Riseborough, Woodmore, and Shawn Sheehy, Cardinal Stritch were on the Owens Tech girls basketball team, the first such team the junior college fielded in 11 years. The team had a 15-8 record and was tied for first in the league. Price check: Nu-Tel Phone Mart sold a Panasonic Cordless phone for $89.99; MidAm Bank offered a 18 month fixed rate CD at 4.25 percent interest. Hot then, gone now: Gossips Restaurant and The Ritz Supper Club, Oregon.
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News: The sniper shooting of a Wisconsin truck driver on the Ohio Turnpike was February’s Crime of the Month for the Wood County Crime Stoppers. The shooting occurred five miles west of Exit 5. This was the third sniper incident to occur in a 15-mile area of the turnpike after the independent truckers began their strike. The five elementary schools in the Oregon District received “an almost straight A report card” from the Ohio Department of Education, according to Lawrence Morgan, assistant superintendent. The remodeling of Coy School was referred to as “a masterpiece of school reconstruction.” Genoa Bank introduced its Money Anytime Machine, a 24-hour automated teller. Sports: Former Clay students and athletes held a recognition dinner for Dick Wallace, the former teacher who started
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News: Elmore Village Council announced it would proceed with plans to purchase land from Penn-Central for $32,000 in an effort to preserve the railroad depot building and provide park land and recreation for residents. Farmers Elevator wanted the land to expand grain operations. Rick Hemmer, manager of Suburban Press, announced Press offices would be moved from downtown Genoa to Route 51 in Genoa next to the Wishy Washy Car Wash. Sports: Ron Hammye was leading the 15-0 Genoa Comets, averaging 16 points and 17 rebounds a game. Jeff Shaneck averaged 14 points per game and Dan Hodulik 10 assists per game. Price check: Banky’s Sales in Graytown offered an 8-horse Case compact tractor for $750. Mel-O-Crème announced a season opening special of a chocolate sundae for 29 cents. Hot then, gone now: Bobbie Ann’s Florist, Luckey; Kirsh Sporting Goods, Gibsonburg.
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More than 110 area children recently left Owens Community College with brighter, healthier smiles courtesy of the college’s participation in the nationwide Give Kids A Smile Day. Give Kids A Smile Day, a national initiative by the American Dental Association, is dedicated to focusing attention on the epidemic of untreated oral disease among disadvantaged children. Held each February in conjunction with National Children’s Dental Health Month, Give Kids A Smile Day provides free oral health education, screening and treatment services to children from low-income families across the country. Owens’ Dental Hygiene program, in collaboration with the Toledo Dental Society, was among thousands of organizations that provided free dental services and educational outreach for children with limited or no access to care across the country. “It’s a lot of fun to help children who are in need of help,” said Owens dental hygiene student Nicole Buchanan, of Genoa, “Give Kids A Smile Day provides a great opportunity for students like myself to share what we have learned and to give back.” Buchanan plans to pursue a career as a dental hygienist after graduating from
Owens and obtaining her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. “I really appreciate all the volunteers who take the time to help others on this day,” said Trisha Truman, of Curtice, whose three children obtained services at Owens as part of the community outreach effort. “My family has attended Give Kids A Smile Day for the past several years. We are extremely thankful to everyone who makes this such a great event.” The dental experience at Owens left 5-year-old Lea Wauford of Northwood, “in the pink.”
“I lost my first tooth today,” said an excited Wauford. “I’m going to put it under my pillow for the tooth fairy. They gave me a pink princess toothbrush. Pink is my favorite color.” Services available as part of “Give Kids a Smile” included dental education and screening, X-rays, dental cleanings, limited restorations and dental sealants. In addition, students from Owens’ health program provided informational presentations for parents and children. Also assisting with the event were School of Health Sciences students within the academic areas of dental assisting, massage therapy technology and medical imaging technology. The college’s Dental Hygiene program offers a fully accredited, competency-based curriculum. Students receive classroom instruction as well as hands-on experience in the Dental Hygiene Clinic, while preparing to sit for the national, state or regional exam in dental hygiene. Owens’ program also offers dental services to area residents through its Dental Hygiene Clinic – a 20-chair clinic staffed by dental hygiene students and supervised by licensed dental professionals. Appointments are available during the fall and spring semesters for a $30 fee.
New ICU, Endoscopy Suite planned at Bay Park By Tammy Walro Press Staff Writer email@example.com Construction is expected to begin this quarter on a new Intensive Care Unit, as well as a new Endoscopy Suite at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital in Oregon. Like the existing unit, the new ICU will be located on the hospital’s second floor. “The unit will be built out on top of an existing roof,” according to Tom Borer, vice president of professional services at Bay Park. “The total space will be about 10,000 sq. ft., including renovation of some existing space and about 7,000 sq. ft. of new construction.” The unit will include eight patient rooms, which will be about 20 percent larger than current ICU rooms. One of the rooms will be designed to accommodate bariatric, or very obese patients. “It’s important that facilities adapt to accommo-
date a population of people who are getting heavier – from seating in waiting rooms, to the types of CAT scanners we buy, to the types of lift equipment we have to help us lift patients out of their beds for care,” Borer said. “We recognize it’s an issue that’s out there and we need to address it.” The larger rooms will not only offer enhanced patient comfort, but will also more easily accommodate equipment needed to provide care for the hospital’s sickest patients. “The patients that we are seeing in our ICU are sicker than we ever conceived of taking care of,” Borer said. “With sicker patients comes the need for more equipment and technology. Our rooms get very crowded when you bring in a ventilator, a dialysis machines and other support equipment, along with the patients themselves, the caregivers and family members.” The new rooms will be equipped with
ceiling-mounted patient lifts to assist hospital staff with moving patients. They will also include telestroke technology, which provides two-way visual communication between the ICU and neurologists and other experts in stroke treatment and care who are located at other ProMedica locations. “Telestroke offers patients access to specialists in a more timely manner,” Borer said. “This technology can also be used in other departments throughout the hospital, but it will be especially valuable in the ICU for treating stroke patients, because when it comes to strokes, time matters.” The new ICU’s design will also improve visualization between nurses and patient rooms. “There will be a direct line of sight from the nurse’s station into each and every patient room,” Borer said. “Unfortunately, today, we don’t have that.” The ICU project is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year.
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ProMedica to sponsor school food drive challenge As part of an overall campaign to end hunger in our region, ProMedica has announced its 2013 “Come to the Table” School Food Drive Challenge. To compete, ProMedica is asking area elementary, middle and high schools in area counties including Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood counties, to plan and implement a seven-day food drive to benefit a hunger relief agency in their community. The program is designed to increase the awareness of hunger as a significant challenge for families as well as a serious health issue in the region, while making a positive impact on the lives of those who are hungry. ProMedica will reward the school that collects the most pounds of donated, nonperishable food items with a $1,000 prize. “We are excited to offer this new challenge that will engage the creativity and energy of our area students and help them make a difference in their own community,” says Stephanie Cihon, corporate director of advocacy and community relations for ProMedica. For more information on how a school can participate in the food drive challenge, visit www.promedica.org/advocacy or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your entry materials.
Mental health support National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot Counties sponsors support groups intended to help people learn from one another’s experiences, share coping strategies and offer mutual encouragement and understanding. A Family Support meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at NAMI, 428 Croghan St. in Fremont. The meeting is designed to support family, friends, and caregivers of anyone with mental illness. Meetings are held monthly on the second Wednesday. Support groups are free and open to the community. For more information, contact NAMI at 419-334-8021 or email@example.com.
Heart Walk at new location The American Heart Association has announced that the 2013 Heart Walk, set for May 11 at 8 a.m., will be held at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo. The decision to move the event from the University of Toledo’s Glass Bowl Stadium was based on desire to hold the event in a central location that would attract more companies and involve their employees in the Heart Walk. “Toledo is the fifth-least heart friendly city in the nation,” said Christine Colvin, Heart Walk Director for the American Heart Association, Northwest Ohio Division. “We would like to engage new companies in our wellness initiatives and give them incentives to help make Toledo a healthier place to live.” Companies, organizations and individuals are encouraged to sign up now to participate. All participating companies will benefit from wellness programs offered year-round at no cost. Call Christine Colvin at 419-740-6172 or visit www.heart.org/toledowalk for more information.
Dining with Diabetes classes Ohio State University Extension, Wood County, is teaming up with Wood County Committee on Aging and Bowling Green State University Dietetics Program to offer a series of “Dining with Diabetes” classes this February and March. “Never before have we had such a demand for these classes across the state, as Ohio and our country face many challenges with the growing diabetic epidemic,” said Susan Zies, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences. Dining with Diabetes is a series of three classes designed for people with diabetes
who want to eat more healthily, or those preparing meals for a diabetic. Classes will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 19 and 26 at the Northeast Area Senior Center, 705 N. Main St., Walbridge. A special grocery store tour will be scheduled for March 5 and the final class will be held March 12. “Participation in the tour is optional, but participants will be required to attend the other three sessions,” Zies said. The cost to register for the “Dining with Diabetes” program is $20 per participant. For more information or to register, call Sandy Hart at the Northeast Area Senior Center at 419-260-3228. Seating is limited; registration is required.
Know the signs Every 68 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s. To help individuals and families recognize the signs of Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, will host “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters,” a free community workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Kingston Residence of Perrysburg, 333 East Boundary St., Perrysburg. Registration is requested. Call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900 to register or for more information.
Courses address mental illness The Wood County People National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chapter is again hosting three of its most popular education courses this winter. All courses are designed for those with chronic mental illness, their families and their caregivers. The free courses are taught by trained volunteers with experience of mental illness in their own families. Each course meets at NAMI Wood County’s offices at 541 West Wooster St. in Bowling
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Red, White & You! To bring attention to the growing number of individuals in our community who struggle with mental health and substance abuse issues, the friends of Unison Behavioral Health Group will host an intimate gathering Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Middle Grounds Market (located inside the historical Oliver House in Downtown Toledo). Throughout the evening, guests will have the opportunity to sample presidential wines, enjoy carefully-prepared appetizers and bid on silent auction items. A limited number of tickets are available for $50. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Diane Geisbuhler at 419-936-7557 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds will benefit Unison Behavioral Health Group where nearly 6,000 adults, adolescents and children receive care every year.
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9th Annual Cheer For A Cure set for Feb. 16 Benefit planned A benefit for Melissa Brown Domanowski will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. at Pub 51, 5110 Woodville Rd., Northwood. Domanowski suffered a fractured sternum, as well as an upper back fracture in an auto accident with an uninsured motorist on Jan. 3. Funds raised will help with medical bills. The single mother of two currently does not have health insurance. The benefit will include a homemade lasagna dinner, served from 4 to 7 p.m., live music by Booyah, a silent auction, 50/50 raffles, a bake sale and more. For more information about the fundraiser, call Teresa at 419-351-6460. Those who would like to help may also make donations at any GenoaBank to a fund established in Melissa’s name.
Stella Bertz Cheer For A Cure, an organization created to memorialize Stella Bertz, will sponsor the Ninth Annual Cheer For A Cure Championship Saturday, Feb. 16 at Genoa High School. The annual Cheer For A Cure cheerleading and dance competition was established in 2005 in memory of the generosity and dedication of Stella Bertz, who coached cheerleading in the Genoa Area School District for more than 10 years. Bertz succumbed to cancer in February 2003. The organization has grown into a national, community-based group dedicated to raising funds in an effort to impact the lives of those who have been touched by cancer. The grassroots network of cheerleaders, coaches, and supporting fans holds competitions and events to raise funds to support cancer prevention and improve quality of life by funding research, education, advocacy, and service. Registration is now open and all cheer squads and dance teams, preschool age to adult, are invited to participate in the event. Approximately 50 squads, ranging
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in age from PeeWee to college, are expected to compete for the championship title. Doors will open at 7 a.m. The day’s events will also include 50/50 cash drawings, cheer apparel for sale, and a variety of concessions. Through the Cheer For A Cure Championship, Stella Bertz Cheer For A Cure has been able to donate more than $90,000 to cancer research in the past eight years. This year, the organization will directly fund cancer research through the Stella Bertz Cheer For A Cure Cancer Research Fund at Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute. The new partnership with The James allows the organization to directly fund researchers and doctors involved in groundbreaking research to end cancer. To enter a team, make a contribution or obtain more information, contact Josh Maluchnik at 419-855-2282 or visit CheerForACure.org. Stella Bertz Cheer For A Cure is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and all sponsorships, donations, and gifts are tax deductible.
Cholesterol screenings The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., is currently scheduling cholesterol screening clinics for March. The clinics are open to Wood County residents 25 years of age or older. Screening dates are March 5, 7 and 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Bowling Green Senior Center and March 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Perrysburg Senior Center. The screening panel includes total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, total cholesterol/HDL ratio and a blood glucose level. Results will be immediately available and discussed with clients by a registered nurse. The cost is $20 for those 60 and older and $25 for those 25 to 59. Screenings require an appointment and pretest instructions. To schedule an appointment, call 1800-367-4935 on or after Feb. 15.
Monthly program promotes memory stimulation The Wood County Committee on Aging, in collaboration with Bowling Green Manor, Wood Lane and First Christian Church, is offering a monthly “Guiding Pathways” gatherings, aimed at those with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. “Guiding Pathways” meets the third Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Christian Church, 875 Haskins Rd., Bowling Green. The next meeting will be held Feb. 15. The program is designed to promote social interaction, memory stimulation and community connectedness in a relaxing and engaging environment. The day’s activities will include small group activities, laughter therapy, chair exercises, games, nature fitness and lunch and snacks. No medical staff will be present and personal care will
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Capacity crowd watches Ohio State defeat Illinois By Yaneek Smith Press Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Oak Harbor was the place to be on February 1. That Friday night, the Ohio State wrestling team made a special appearance at Oak Harbor High School, competing against Illinois in a much anticipated event before a packed house of 2,100 fans. To the delight of the crowd, the Buckeyes, ranked fifth in the country, defeated No. 6 Illinois, 25-9, to improve to 10-2 and 4-2 in the Big Ten Conference. Needless to say, the match could go down as an historic moment in area history, perhaps ranking on par with President Obama’s visit to Kozy Korner’s Restaurant last summer. The match was special for area wrestling fans, but symbolic of something more. In a state filled with millions of rabid Buckeye fans, having the Ohio State wrestling team come to a village of 2,600 people was a once-in-a-lifetime event that local residents will remember for years to come. If only for a few hours, Buckeye Nation resided not in Columbus, but in Oak Harbor. The event was especially important because Ohio State featured two Oak Harbor alums, senior C.J. Magrum and redshirt sophomore Drew Stone. Having two former Rockets compete for the Buckeyes will continue to be a huge source of pride for the community. Magrum, a three-time state champion at OHHS, and Stone, a two-time state runner-up in high school, welcomed the trip home and competing in front of their friends and family. “It was awesome coming back,” Magrum said. “It was a great experience for our team and the fans. You could feel the energy in the gym and it helped us get the win. It was great seeing how many people came to support me (and) I really felt
Ohio State wrestler Cody Magrum (right) faces off against his Illinois opponent at Oak Harbor High School. (Press photo by Harold Hamilton/HEHphotos.lifepics.com) at home. The atmosphere with a crowded gym really made a difference.” Stone, whose parents, Michael and Kim, and brother, Josh, are all OSU graduates, was enthused about coming home and competing in his old gymnasium. “It was an awesome experience,” Stone said. “There were more people than I
imagined and the support they showed was great. It was something I’ll never forget. “It’s really cool to be a Buckeye just like my parents and brother. And wrestling just makes it even better. (Those guys) are my second family and we have a lot of pride for our school and our team.” With Jon Peters, a.k.a. “Big Nut,” sit-
ting front and center, the Buckeyes competed in front of a capacity crowd against the Illini and won seven of the 10 matches. Three of the winners included Logan Stieber, Hunter Stieber and Cam Tessari, all of whom are from Monroeville, located 35 from Oak Harbor. Magrum fell just short at 184 pounds, losing, as did Stone (133), who fell, 6-4, in his match. In the Big Ten, the Buckeyes sit in fourth place, one-and-a-half games behind Penn State and Minnesota, both of whom are 6-1, and two games behind Iowa (6-0). In the coming weeks, the Ohio State will finish up regular-season play before competing in the NWCA National Duals in Minneapolis and then the Big Ten Championships in March. “We have had a good season so far,” said Magrum. “The Big Ten season is a grind, so staying healthy is a big issue. We’re training to peak for the Big Ten Tournament and the NCAAs.” Oak Harbor head coach George Bergman, who helped coordinate the event with athletic director Drew Grahl and Ohio State coach Tom Ryan said the event was unique. “We couldn’t have put any more people in (the gym),” Bergman said. “It’s a once in a lifetime thing. I’m very confident that will never happen again in Ottawa County. We had two top 10 teams in the country. And what a treat it was (for the people). Ohio State definitely delivered. They performed very, very well. I’ve been there for some basketball games that had some good crowds, but I never saw anything quite like this. “It was very nice to have Drew and Cody back. They were very nice and appreciative and their parents were, too. People couldn’t get over how nice the Ohio State and Illinois wrestlers were. Drew Grahl and I, all we got were nice compliments. Everyone was gracious and complimentary.”
Howard becomes 28th Seminole to score 1,000 career points The Press Box Led by junior forward Natasha Howard’s double-double, the No. 20/21-ranked Florida State women’s basketball team picked up its ninth consecutive win over Clemson, 83-61, on Sunday at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Howard (Waite), who scored 19 points and grabbed 11 boards, became the 28th Seminole to score 1,000 career points when she drilled a free throw at the 11:01 mark in the first half. The Toledo native led five Seminoles in double figures as senior forward Chelsea Davis (19 points) and senior guards Alexa Deluzio (16), Leonor Rodriguez (16) and Morgan Toles (10) also scored 10 or more points for a Garnet and Gold squad that shot 55 percent after halftime. Florida State (18-4, 8-3 in the ACC) was in control the entire game and pulled away down the stretch. The victory marked the seventh time this season five Seminoles reached double figures in scoring. “It opens a lot especially for the shooters because every game we play they’re going to trap me or Chelsea and there is going be wide open shots for Leo or Alexa,” Howard said of the Noles’ balance on offense. “It’s a good thing to have everybody scoring double figures on this team. We each share the ball a lot.” Howard had her 23rd career double-
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Genoa, Clay grapplers win their respective league titles By Harold Hamilton and J. Patrick Eaken firstname.lastname@example.org The Genoa wrestling team defeated Eastwood (173½-164½) to win the Northern Buckeye Conference championship. It has been 10 years since Genoa has won a conference wrestling championship and this was only the second time in 47 years. It is the Comets fourth team title this season. The men in maroon also won the Northcoast Holiday Duals, Napoleon Gold Medal Duals, and NBC Duals. Genoa will wrestle next at the Division III Sectional Tournament on Friday and Saturday Feb 15 & 16th at Elmwood High School. Second-year coach Robert Bergman is quick to acknowledge his young men, saying “winning the NBC is a testament to our kids and especially our seniors who wouldn’t settle for anything less than their best. If you want to be more than mediocre you have to be willing to do more than what the average person is doing. They have shown that anything is possible if you are willing to work for it.” Coach Bergman goes on to say “a lot of credit for our success this season needs to go to our coaching staff. You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with and from top to bottom we have class individuals working with our kids. Brian Sheehy, Pat Moore, Bobby Parish, Dom D’Emilio and my father Joe Bergman add a wealth of knowledge and experience to our room and sacrifice a ton of time and effort to help our kids consistently improve.” He goes on to praise Tom Giles and Jeff Holcombe for the job they do with our youngsters at the middle school as well as Dom D’Emilio and Eric Gonzalez and their entire biddy staff who set a solid foundation for our wrestling program to build on. Genoa had 10 members placing. Helping the team with first place finishes in their weight classes were Max Reeder (132), Drew Keenan (145), Ryan Szymanski (160), and Jay Nino (220). Other conference first place individual winners from local schools by weight were Woodmore wrestler Evan Ulinski (106), Lake wrestler Thomas Schnittker (113), Eastwood wrestler Andrew Caris (126), Lake wrestler Chris Salaz (138)), Eastwood wrestlers Brad Radabaugh (152), Randy Caris (170), Kyle Patterson (182), and Adam Wolf (195) and Lake grappler Jacob Hankish (285). Lake finished third with 115 points and host Woodmore finished fourth with 111½ points.
Clay wins Three Rivers Clay’s wrestling program not only hosted the Three Rivers Athletic Conference wrestling championships, they also captured their second conference title. The Eagle grapplers used eight first place finishes to rack up 238 team points. Central Catholic finished a distant second with 185½ points followed by St. John’s Jesuit (97), Findlay (92), St. Francis de Sales (82), Whitmer (66½), Fremont Ross (64), and Lima Senior (11½). Repeat champions include Clay sophomore Richie Screptock (120), Central Catholic sophomore Nate Hagan (126), and Clay seniors Damon Dominique (152), Eddie Silva (195), and Jared Gray (220). Other Clay champions were junior Aaron Hennemen (106), junior Gavin Nelson (132), junior Nick Stencel (160), freshman Matt Stencel (182), Clay runners-up were junior Jared Davis (113), senior Brian Henneman (126), Finishing third from Clay was senior Charlie Amenta (170) and junior Antonio Zapata (285). Finishing fourth was sophomore Caleb Nelson (138), Fremont Ross junior Trey Grine kept his season record unblemished at 39-0 in the 145-pound final but he needed two overtime periods and an ultimate tie-breaker to defeat Central Catholic junior Alex Mossing (23-3) 4-3. Grine was named the tournament Wrestler of the Year. Clay is also headed to the eight-team Division I state duals tournament, seeded second facing off against fourth seeded Brecksview-Broadview Heights Saturday morning. A win would have sent them to the semifinal against the Lakewood St. Edward-Pickerington Central winner. The other four teams are Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller, Centerville, Marysville, and Massillon Perry. The Eagles got there by defeating Whitmer, 69-6, Sylvania Southview, 51-21, Perrysburg, 34-25, and Sidney, 54-13.
Genoa wrestler Jay Nino takes over against Devin Uzelac (Elmwood). (Press photo by Harold Hamilton/HEHphotos.lifepics.com)
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Gibsonburg grapplers win second straight league title By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer email@example.com These are the good times for coach Justin Edgell and Gibsonburgâ€™s wrestling program. A year removed from winning the Ohio Wrestling League title, the Golden Bears went 17-1 in dual meets this season â€“ a school record for dual wins - and defended their OWL tournament title on Feb. 1 at Northwood. The Bears scored 158 points to beat runner-up Van Buren by 56 points. â€œWe took 11 guys and all 11 placed in the top three,â€? Edgell said. â€œThat was not necessarily what we expected. I made the comment a month ago that I didnâ€™t anticipate having a lot of champions (at the OWL tournament). To win the league, we needed (several) guys to place third and fourth. We put five guys in the match for third and
fourth, and they all took third.â€? Gibsonburg had three league tourney champions, starting with freshman Marcus Kreais at 170 pounds. â€œHeâ€™s a really hard worker,â€? Edgell said. â€œThereâ€™s not much else I can say about him. The kid busts his butt every single day. Mondays are kind of our walk-through days, just to get a light sweat going, and heâ€™s just full-go every day. Iâ€™ve seen him since seventh grade and his body has transformed. Heâ€™s gotten taller and thinner and stronger and faster. Heâ€™s had to work for everything heâ€™s gotten.â€? Junior Jacob Auld, the OWL champion at 220 pounds last season, won the 182pound title this year. â€œWe moved our lineup around last year to get our best chance of winning,â€? Edgell said. â€œJacob bumped up to 220 and performed well. This year he was just coming off a concussion and did excellent. He
pinned his guy in the finals in a minute. He didnâ€™t look like he lost anything after being out a week and a half to two weeks.â€? Senior Nick Metcalf became a twotime league champ at 195 pounds, pinning his opening-round opponent in 16 seconds. Metcalf placed sixth at districts last season. â€œNickâ€™s second opponent was the runner-up at the Van Buren Invitational and we anticipated an even match,â€? Edgell said. â€œHe was up 7-1 after one period and pinned him in the second period. His goal at the top of his goal sheet is to compete at the state tournament, as it should be. He went in there looking to do his job and get out and get ready for sectionals, districts and state.â€? Taking second for the Bears at the OWL tourney were sophomores Troy Ickes (138 pounds), A.J. Blausey (145) and Dan Henline (160). Senior Gage Collins placed third
at 113 and was joined by freshman Damien Schmeltz (120), senior Austin Webb (126) and freshmen Griffin Geary (132) and Zach Kaetzel (152). â€œWe had four freshmen in our lineup and they all placed top three in the league,â€? Edgell said. â€œThe biggest surprise was at 152. Zach missed nearly the entire season with a broken arm, and this was only his second tournament back. He was unseeded and went 3-1 to earn third place.â€? Gibsonburg will compete at the Division III sectional tournament on Feb. 15-16 at Elmwood. The Bears took fourth last year behind Genoa, Elmwood and Woodmore. â€œWe would like to get five or six guys to districts, which is pretty tough,â€? Edgell said. â€œOur sectional is pretty improved over the last few years. Genoa is tough and Woodmore is having a good year. There is a lot of talent; not a lot of great teams, just a lot of individual talent.â€?
The Gibsonburg league championship wrestling team â€” top row (left to right): Bill Ruth (Fr), Marcus Kreais (Fr), Troy Ickes (So), Jacob Auld (Ju), Dan Henline (So), Nick Metcalf (Se), Coach Justin Edgell. Middle Row (L2R): Antonio Vasquez (Fr), Damien Schmeltz (Fr), AJ Blausey (So), GrifďŹ n Geary (Fr), Zack Kaetzel (Fr). Bottom row: Jose Gomez (Fr), Austin Webb (Se), Wesley Campbell (Fr). Not pictured: Gage Collins (Se), Assistant Coaches Dennis Druso, Steve Liechty, Richard Escobedo. (Photo courtesy of Innovations Portrait Studio)
Ulinski setting new standard By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Itâ€™s a Tuesday night and the sectional wrestling tournament is still 10 days away. Woodmore junior Evan Ulinski is coming off his third straight league championship, winning the Northern Buckeye Conference title at 106 pounds in his home gymnasium. The only thing he is now focused on is taking that first step toward improving on last yearâ€™s fourth-place finish at the Division III state tournament. â€œIâ€™m practicing hard,â€? said Ulinski, a two-time state qualifier who was fourth at 106 last year. â€œIâ€™m making sure I work to get in shape for state. I try and ramp it up towards the end of the year, just go harder. Maybe do some extra stuff myself at home, like run on the treadmill and lift weights. Iâ€™m in pretty good shape.â€? Ulinski will take a 39-2 record into next Friday and Saturdayâ€™s sectional tournament at Elmwood. He has competed mostly at 113 and 120 pounds this season and has collected an astonishing 31 pins. The school record is 36 in one season. â€œIâ€™m strong and very good on top,â€? Ulinski said of his wrestling style. â€œOne of my strong suits has been getting on top and turning guys. My dadâ€™s (Steve) been my coach almost all my life, so I have to give him credit. My dad and coach (Dane) Bonnigson just implement practice in a tough, grinding way and you just get through it.â€? Bonnigson, whose team took third at the NBC tournament, called Ulinski a â€œpretty well roundedâ€? competitor on the mat. â€œHeâ€™s just technically sound,â€? Bonnigson said. â€œHeâ€™s very knowledgeable about wrestling. Heâ€™s been wrestling his whole life. Obviously heâ€™s talented, but heâ€™s also a hard worker and a very enjoyable kid to be around. Heâ€™s a good leader and he helps coach some of the other kids if we have an open chair during a tournament.â€?
The 5-foot-5 Ulinski, who has a 4.0 GPA, has won 123 of his 133 matches in high school. He wonâ€™t match his brother, Janâ€™s, four appearances at the state tournament, but he could get close. Jan Ulinski, who wrestled at Eastwood and placed seventh at 119 pounds at the Division II state tournament, is now wrestling at the University of Findlay. â€œHe set the standard,â€? Evan said, â€œbut I didnâ€™t want to just be a four-time state qualifier. I was looking to place all four years and get a state championship.â€? Evan won the Suburban Lakes League title at 103 pounds two years ago, then won the inaugural 106-pound NBC title last season. He said he wants to drop down from 113 to 106 for the postseason because it gives him a better chance of getting on the top step on the podium in Columbus in early March. â€œThatâ€™s just where I think I have the best chance to win a state championship,â€? Ulinski said. â€œI think Iâ€™ll be bigger and stronger than the rest of the (106-pound) guys down there. Iâ€™ve had a little bit of a letdown with the two losses. My goal at the beginning of the season was to not lose a match and win state. I didnâ€™t complete one goal, so hopefully the two losses helped me learn.â€? Wrestling isnâ€™t even Ulinskiâ€™s favorite sport. He was also a cornerback and wide receiver on the Wildcatsâ€™ football team, and he plays second base and shortstop on the baseball team. â€œWe would like him to peak at the state tournament,â€? the coach said. â€œThe goal obviously is to get a championship. He just has to wrestle well down the stretch. He has the ability and the drive for it, but heâ€™s going to have to have a series of good tournaments down the stretch.â€? Ulinski said competing at the previous two state tournaments should give him an edge heading into next week. â€œI have to make it happen,â€? he said. â€œI have to get to state, but first comes sectionals and districts.â€?
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