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Ice cream social Pearson MetroPark recently hosted an ice cream social complete with crafts and music. Top left, Ruby Currier, Oregon, sings along with with blugrass musicians Vic Holly on banjo and Bill Marion on mandolin while Rob Turley, right, accompanies them on guitar. Bottom photo, Jacob Urbina and Ethen Barailloux enjoyed the kids’ games and crafts. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)
Lake restoration plan on the table The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has scheduled two public meetings to seek comments on the latest version of its plan to address pollution and related problems in the lake. A draft of the Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan 2013 has been completed, including proposals the commission and its member agencies plan to adopt over the next several years to improve conditions in the lake and its basin. Meetings will be held Aug. 6 at the Maumee Public Library and Aug. 8 at the Bay Village Public Library. Both meetings will be from 6:30-8 p.m. The commission will also hold a webinar on Aug. 7 from 2-3:30 p.m. The plan is organized into 12 priority areas, including 10 from the plan prepared in 2008 and two additional areas: jobs and the economy and the management of dredged sentiment. Others are non-point source pollution, invasive species, water withdrawals, toxic pollutants, habitat and species, coastal health, and areas of concern. Agencies applying for grants are ex-
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pected to indicate which objective in the plan their work will address. In 1987, the United States and Canada committed to restoring the most degraded portions of the Great Lakes basin. Working through the International Joint Commission, the Great Lakes states and provinces designated 43 areas of concern, including 26 in United States waters and five in binational waterways. AOCs were identified based on 14 types of impairment, reflecting human uses - such as eating fish, drinking water and swimming - and ecological impacts, such as loss of diversity in aquatic life and destruction of fish and wildlife habitat. The most common sources of impairment are contaminated sediments, sewage
treatment plant discharges and combined sewer overflows, nonpoint source runoff, runoff from hazardous waste sites and habitat degradation In Ohio, all or portions of the Maumee, Black, Cuyahoga, and Ashtabula rivers are areas of concern cited in the report. Those major tributaries to Lake Erie suffer from various impairments as a result of past industrial use along their banks and other human activities. Locally-based committees have worked with the Ohio EPA to develop Remedial Action Plans (RAPs) that define the sources and causes of impairment. Since the 1990’s, dissolved reactive phosphorus entering the lake from the Maumee and Sandusky Rivers has increased dramatically and is now higher than any other time during a 35-year monitoring period, according to the plan, and those runoff issues have sped up the implementation of management practices and research. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is also revising the draft Nutrient Reduction Strategy Framework for Ohio Waters for submittal to the U.S. EPA. The plan also sees potential in the use of material dredged from harbors.
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The Northwood school board is looking at three possible sites to construct a new elementary, middle, and high school combination facility for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students. The Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) approved over $11.5 million in state funding earlier this month to construct the building. The OSFC, which oversees the state’s school facility renovation and construction program, also approved three possible locations where the school will be built: The former Lark Elementary School on Andrus Road on the west side, 20 acres of school owned property on Bradner Road on the east side, and on property where the schools are currently located at Woodville and Lemoyne roads, according to Superintendent Greg Clark. Initially, the OSFC approved just the Lark and Bradner sites. They had safety concerns about the Woodville/Lemoyne location, said Clark. “If we can’t find more suitable sites, the commission would allow us to put the building back on the current site,” said Clark. “A central location would be better than one on either side of town. But the OSFC would like us to continue to find something other than our current site. When they did the assessments of our buildings, they had concerns about our current location. It’s more suited for industrial use. We have I-280 to the west, Woodville Road to the north, Lemoyne Road to the east. So there are safety considerations with all the traffic. There are also petroleum pipelines near the school.” The Lark and Bradner sites also have limitations, he said. “There are folks who think they are too far away and I think they are a bit squeamish about that,” he said. In addition, the Bradner Road site is agricultural. “The only utilities readily available there is water. We’d have to add more to make that site ready to go. So we have some
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Northwood looks at 3 sites for new school facility Continued from front page costs associated with that site. The Lark site, from a pure cost standpoint, would be the best because we already own it. We’d just knock the building down and build the new one. One-third of our kids could walk to school, which would be nice, so there would be cost efficiencies there by reducing busing expenses. Right now, we make busing available for all students. We have a few kids who use the crossing guard at Woodville and Lemoyne. But it would be a pretty busy highway to cross at rush hour. Current site Clark said he prefers the current site, despite the OSFC’s concerns. “Obviously we’ve been there forever and we’ve managed. It’s been a suitable site for the last 77 years. It’s what our community has grown accustomed to. All our athletic facilities are at that site.” There is not enough space for athletic
facilities at the Lark or Bradner sites, he added. “We probably need 40 acres in which to fit the athletic facilities,” he said. “That would add tremendous cost to the project, and it would have to be completely locally funded. The OSFC will not fund sports facilities. We have a football stadium, soccer field, and a track that is less than 10 years old at the current site. We don’t want to see all that investment just go away. If we’re not on that site, our athletic facilities would stay there.” If either the Bradner or Lark sites are chosen, plans would include athletic facilities at some point in the future, he said. The district must raise its local share of the project budget within 13 months before state funding can be released. If it is unable to do so, the district is considered “lapsed,” but can still participate in OSFC programs once local funding is obtained. The board will vote at a meeting on July 30 to place a 4.9-mill levy on the No-
vember ballot as part of the district’s local share of funding, according to Clark. The levy would be combined with a .25 percent earned income tax proposal, he added, and internal financing. Those on a fixed income would not be affected by the earned income tax. “We’re trying to be sensitive to those folks,” said Clark. If the levy is defeated, the district would try to get one passed again, he said. “I don’t know if we have a Plan B yet. We have a year to get our share put together. So we would have one, possibly two chances to be on the ballot should the board choose to do that. Right now, I’m focused on informing people what we’re talking about and getting this done in November.” If the levy is passed, construction plans would be implemented almost immediately, he said. “There is a year of planning, starting in January. We can tell the state we got our
part done. If everything goes perfectly, a new building would be constructed in the fall of 2016. Earlier this year, the district formed a Facilities Planning Committee, which held community forums to review its options after the OSFC in December offered state funding for the facility renovation and construction program. Following the forums, the committee recommended that the district participate in the program. “We do have a need,” said Clark. “Our facilities are old. If we don’t build new with the state, we’re going to have to make some major infrastructure investments some other way. Our newest building, the high school, will be 50 years old this fall. All our buildings look really good, we’ve kept them up. Regardless of whether we are partnering with the state for a new structure or not, we have to deal with the aging infrastructure of our buildings.
Lake restoration Continued from front page “Variability in soil types in the Ohio watersheds draining into Lake Erie, from the tight clay soils in northwest Ohio to the higher sand content soils in northeast Ohio, results in wide ranging potential for beneficial reuses of dredged material. Ohio continues to support strategies that address both beneficial reuse and land-based sediment reduction efforts,” the plan says. It expresses support for a Toledo Harbor pilot project for managing dredged material and the development of standards for in-water reuse of sediment. Another idea worth pursuing, the plan says, is establishing a Center of Innovation for Dredged Material in Northwest Ohio to support research in the reuse of dredged material. The public comment period will close Aug. 23. Comments may be submitted at public meetings or by emailing the commission at lakeeriecommission@lakeerie. ohio.gov.
Celebrating 150 years The congregation of First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St., Oregon, invites members of the community to celebrate the church’s 150th anniversary at a sit-down meal Sept. 15. Tickets for the meal, which will include Swiss steak or fried chicken, are $12.50, payable by check or money order. The deadline for reservations is Aug. 4. For tickets or more information, contact Dolores Damschroder at 419-693-7128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If they don’t know where the next money is going to come from, it’s hard to make plans.
Voters this fall will decide whether to support a 0.5-mill, five year levy on the ballot to maintain current senior citizen services and facilities in the city. City council at a meeting on Monday unanimously approved a resolution in favor of placing the measure on the Nov. 5 ballot. The levy would generate about $200,000 annually, according to Council President Tom Susor. Councilman James Seaman said the levy “is very important for our senior community.” “It’s a very honorable cause and very worthwhile for our community. What’s good for the senior community is good for Oregon. We don’t operate in a vacuum. It’s for all of us. We’ve had a lot of surveys, studies, interviews and guesswork, to [gauge] support for a senior levy. It’s what I’m going to vote for, and I think most of council is very supportive, also,” said Seaman. Councilman Sandy Bihn asked whether any of the revenue would go toward a new senior center or would it just be earmarked for operations at the current James Hancock Senior Center on Bay Shore Road. Law Director Paul Goldberg said, according to statute, revenue from the levy could be used for a new senior center. “I was informed that this is for operations and not for capital,” said Bihn. “This would indicate it is for both.” “It could be for either,” said Goldberg. “So it could be for a facility?” Bihn asked. “Absolutely,” said Goldberg. “So then we get into the discussion of `Does this mean the intent is to have the center where it’s at and expand it, or how does that fit into this proposal?” asked Bihn, a long time supporter of senior issues. “It would give us the opportunity in the future if there was a choice to pursue building a new senior center,” said Mayor Mike Seferian. “Revenues from this could be used for it. If there wasn’t, we would budget it for operations. It’s nice to give you the latitude to use it for a building fund, or an addition fund, or whatever. And the [senior center board] would merely decide how this would be spent. I think it is accurate in saying it would be genuinely used for operations and services for the senior center, but not just limited to that.” Susor said the funds would mostly be used for operations of the current facility, since it would “take a substantial amount of funds” for a new senior center. “Predominantly, I understand it would be for operations,” said Susor. “I don’t think we want to get into a war about the logistics or finalities of spending by the board that would determine how and where the
money is spent, and it should be watched and taken care of. I don’t think you want to tie the hands of the voters. They will ultimately get their opportunity to choose what they feel is best. Basically, we’re allowing the voters to decide a constant and consistent funding source for our senior community.”
Seaman agreed. “If they don’t know where the next money is going to come from, it’s hard to make plans. You need a few years to reach your goal. This would allow them to do that,” said Seaman. Robert Marquette, president of the senior center’s board, said the funds would be used to support current senior services. “It’s to expand on the services. I know the code and the resolution includes the word `facilities,’ which I think is misleading. We have no intention of building a senior center. Our intent strictly is to have senior services that are not available now.” “The population of Oregon has a lot of seniors and older population,” said Bihn. “We are underserved and the need is here.” But she added that there isn’t much room at the current senior center to accommodate or expand activities or services. “I think we get into this discussion in terms of how are we going to have these services because the space is very limited in terms of what you have,” said Bihn. “It’s always been the struggle. I will support putting this on the ballot, but I think we need to be very clear to the voters what it does or doesn’t mean, and what the plans are to provide these services. It’s an honest way to broker it and I would hope that would get you more support.” Marquette agreed.
Jason & the Argonauts
Pemberville Children’s Theatre Workshop will present “The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts” Aug. 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. at the historic Pemberville Opera House. The production features 26 children ages 7-16 who have been working on the show since early June under the direction of Angela Patchett. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 15 and under, and are available at Beeker’s General Store or by calling Carol at 419-287-4848. The production is sponsored by the Pemberville Freedom Area Historical Society through the Gale and Marlyn Williamson Performing Arts Fund. Because Marlyn played and taught piano for decades in the Pemberville area, many people came to know of her love of music. The Williamsons enjoyed live performances of all kinds and had a deep love and appreciation for the arts. The couple also supported the restoration of the opera house and enjoyed attending events there. Additional information is available at www.pembervilleoperahouse. org.
Wood County Fair
The 2013 Wood County Fair will run from July 29-Aug. 5 at the county fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd,, Bowling Green. The Wood County Youth Parade will kick things off Monday, July 29, followed by Harness Racing and a Junior Fair Dance July 30; a Kids’ Ride Day Special, National Championship Horse Pull and the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Show July 31; Senior day and a Quilt Show and Tractor, Truck and Semi Pull Aug. 1. Hundreds of cheerleaders will come to the fair to compete Aug. 2 and The Beach Boys will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 3. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.woodcounty-fair.com.
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House ﬁre Fireﬁghters from Lake TWP, Northwood and Allen-Clay do an overhaul following a house ﬁre at 204 Guy Street in Walbridge Sunday, July 14, 2013. According to Ofﬁcer Solis of the Walbridge Police Department, nobody was injured and the ﬁre did not appear to be intentional in nature. (Photo courtesy of Scott Baker, www.scottbakerphotography.webs.com)
Magee Marsh State Wildlife Area will host a program about Lake Erie – Ohio’s largest natural resource –Saturday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. Magee Marsh is located at 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor. Participants will meet at the Wildlife Beach to learn fascinating facts about the lake through displays and beach activities. This program is free and family-friendly. The ODNR Office of Coastal Management is co-sponsoring the event. For more information, call 419-8980960, ext. 31.
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Court Log Oregon Municipal Court • Cody E. Treece, 1122 Grasser, Oregon, 180 days Correction Center of Northwest Ohio (CCNO), 170 days suspended, license suspended for six months, $896 court costs and ﬁnes, physical control under the inﬂuence. • Chrystal Lee Smith, 1305 Dawson, Toledo, 90 days CCNO, 80 days suspended, $130 court costs and ﬁnes, petty theft. • Angel A. Bankston, 1815 Norwood, Toledo, 30 days CCNO, 30 days suspended, $162 court costs and ﬁnes, unauthorized use of property. • Michelle Kathleen Harris, 2876 Pickle, Oregon, 30 days CCNO, 30 days suspended, $162 court costs and ﬁnes, disorderly conduct by ﬁghting. • Thomas N. Jacobs, 2744 Hayden, Oregon, 30 days CCNO, 25 days suspended, $187 court costs and ﬁnes, disorderly conduct by ﬁghting. • Cory Michael Speelman, 415 Teachout, Curtice, 30 days CCNO, 25 days suspended, $337 court costs and ﬁnes, disorderly conduct while intoxicated. • Chrystal Lee Smith, 1305 Dawson, Toledo, 90 days CCNO, 80 days suspended, $137 court costs and ﬁnes, theft. • Michael A. Snyder, 7080 N. Curtice, Curtice, $137 court costs and ﬁnes, disorderly conduct. • Sarah Elizabeth Gonzalez, 2348 Genesee, Toledo, 30 days CCNO, 30 days suspended, license suspended six months, $137 court costs and ﬁnes, possession of drugs. • Dori Lee Webb, 324 South, Toledo, bound over to the Lucas County grand jury, theft. • Christopher James Starcher, 252 Ponderosa, Oregon, bound over to the Lucas County grand jury, theft.
Distance Festival Women’s Entrepreneurial Network (WEN) will present the Women’s Distance Festival Saturday, Aug. 3 at Fallen Timbers, Maumee. The event will include a 5K run, a mile walk and 100-meter dash heels race, along with a heels decorating contest, kids’ activity tent and more. Registration includes a race t-shirt and goody bag. Registration and packet pick-up will be held from 7-8 a.m. The 5K run, open to women only (wearing running shoes) will run from 8-9 a.m. The “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” family/friend walk, open to youth, men and women (wearing tennis shoes) will be held from 9-9:30 a.m. A 100-Meter Heels Race open to men and women 18 and older wearing heels, will begin at 9:30 a.m. An after-party and announcement of race winners will be held at 10:30 a.m. Register for a single event or all three events at a discounted fee. For more information, visit www.wen-usa.com/upcoming-event/. Proceeds raised will go to support female youth and women in the community.
Interesting images When Bill Knitz had tree trimming done at his home on Cedar Point Road, Jerusalem Township, he and his family couldn’t help but notice the signiﬁcant images that appeared on the cut limbs. At left, Knitz with an image that resembles a cancersurvivor ribbon. His wife Margaret is a cancer-survivor. Top right, Knitz, who trapped turtles in his youth, noticed the turtle image. Bottom left, an avid outdoorsman and bird-feeder, another branch resembles a bird’s head. (Press photos by Ken Grosjean)
1812 flag to fly at Lucas County Courthouse A 15-star, 15-stripe 1812 flag is being flown July 22-28 at the Lucas County Courthouse to commemorate the American victory at the Second Siege of Fort Meigs. Following their defeat at the First Siege of Fort Meigs in May of 1813, the British and Native Americans attempted a second siege July 21-28, 1813. British Gen. Henry Patrick Procter had close to 5,000 men, half of whom were Native Americans. Although Procter could not count on the cooperation of the British navy, he decided that he must make another attack on Fort Meigs or lose once and for all the use of his Indian allies.
In an effort to fool the Americans into opening the fort walls, British and Native American forces hid outside the fort in the nearby woods and staged a mock battle. American Gen. Green Clay, in command of Fort Meigs and with about 100 militiamen, sent notice of the arrival of the British forces to Gen. William Harrison, who did not send reinforcements. With the defensive advantage of a strong fort, Clay ultimately resisted the pressure to send out his men. After seven unsuccessful days of siege, the British troops withdrew and in early August, attacked Ft. Stephenson (modern-day Fremont) where they were defeated. Fol-
lowing the successful second defense of Fort Meigs, the American forces were prepared for a counter-attack. The Commemorative 15-star flag was raised over the Lucas County Courthouse on June 18, 2012, the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of War against Great Britain, and will fly during significant dates during the War of 1812 200th anniversary. The flag has been provided to each of Ohio’s counties through a donation to the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission by Buckeye Cablesystem.
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Another pot bust on turnpike By Press Staff Writer Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers have twice seized a large amount of marijuana from motorists on the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County in a two-day span. On July 20, troopers stopped a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse around 8 p.m. for a speeding violation on the turnpike in Lake Township. After a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the vehicle, troopers searched it and found 27 vacuum sealed bundles of marijuana, weighing a total of 33 pounds. The estimated street value is $149,820, the patrol said. The driver, Joseph M. Darrah, 30, Felton, Pa., was incarcerated in the Wood County jail and charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third-degree felonies. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000, according to the patrol, which said the Traverse was rented and had a Montana registration.
Pot, cash seized On July 18, troopers seized marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $4.1 million and $13,908 in cash after two related traffic stops on the turnpike. About 907 pounds of marijuana were seized and six men face felony charges after the stop in Lake Township. A trooper observed a rented 2014 Subaru Outback, with Massachusetts registration, following too closely to a motor home that was also following a vehicle too closely. The trooper attempted to stop both vehicles at 9:04 a.m. but was only able to stop the Subaru at milepost 71 and detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle and observed marijuana on the driver’s pants. A search of the vehicle revealed $9,720 in bundled cash. Troopers were able to determine the occupants of the Subaru and motor home were traveling together and located the motor home about a halfhour later at a turnpike service plaza. A search of that vehicle revealed the marijuana and $4,188 in cash. Frankie Junior Layz, 22, who was driving the Subaru and his passenger, William Luciano, Jr., 33, both of Rochester, New York, and those in the motor home, Justine T. Gould, 27, of Rochester, Jimmy Pross, Jr., 35, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Jose M. Manzanares, 36, Houston, Texas, were incarcerated in the Wood County jail. They’ve been charged with possession of marijuana and trafficking, both second degree felonies, money laundering, a third-degree felony, and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.
Raising awareness for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome By Tammy Walro Press Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org On a busy Thursday afternoon, The Press welcomed an unexpected visitor to our offices, located on Woodville Road in Millbury. Michigan native Jim Casha stopped into the Press office to grab some respite from the heat and to discuss his journey – a walk from Lansing to Washington, D.C. intended to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Once in Washington, he hopes to call on state and national lawmakers to address the issue by appropriating funding for intervention and outreach programs. The 58-year-old, who currently resides in Canada, made the walk three years ago, but felt the journey was worth repeating. “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is something that’s touched me and my family personally,” he said. “Both of my adopted brothers were exposed to alcohol in the womb. They both developed mental health issues and both are in Michigan prisons. “People ask me what I got out of my last walk and I said ‘sore feet,’ but that’s not all,” Casha said. “I got to talk with a lot of Americans who understand, are sympathetic, and willing to help provide better care for the mentally ill and mentally disabled (fetal alcohol cases). “We sent many postcards to the President along the way asking for his help but received no answer,” he said. “My then 8year-old daughter wrote him as well. No answer. Since then, many people have died as a result of improper care for the mentally ill and mentally disabled. Many of them children. “I also learned a lot about why our political system doesn’t work, made lots of contacts, planted lots of seeds and realized just how far I could walk if I have to – 31
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Casino tax revenue earmarked for bridge repairs By Larry Limpf News Editor email@example.com The Wood County commissioners will designate the county’s share of casino tax revenue this year for bridge projects. The commissioners said last week they’ve approached Ray Huber, county engineer, about preparing a top 10 list of bridges in need of replacement as identified in the engineer’s annual bridge inspection report. The 10 bridges would be in addition to bridge projects Huber’s office has slated for 2014. The commissioners plan to use the casino revenue to fund design and engineering costs for the 10 spans, using area engineering firms beginning next year.
With preliminary design work complete, the 10 projects will be ready for contract bidding and construction which would be funded by motor vehicle gas tax revenues, grants and the county’s share of casino tax revenues. The commissioners will let Huber’s office determine which bridges are to be replaced, said Andrew Kalmar, county administrator. The commissioners in January estimated the county will receive about $750,000 in casino taxes this year, Kalmar said, but that appears to be too conservative. In April, the county received $356,441 and in July the county’s share was $400,109. “We’re doing better than expected,” he said. The county began receiving quarterly casino tax payments in 2012.
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Nine persons face drug-related charges, including six from out of state, after being stopped for traffic offenses in Lake Township as part of the Operation Shield enforcement program. All of the stops occurred on I-280 over a three-day period. • Nicholas Williams, 23, and Marrio Dalton-Robinson, 24, both of Ypsilanti, Mich. were charged July 18 with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. • Daniel Wamer, 27, Toledo, was charged July 19 with possession of drugs. • Kenneth Beardon, Cleveland, 29, was charged July 19 with forgery. • Dale Wilson, 48, Toledo, was charged July 20 with possession of drugs. • On July 18, four persons in one vehicle were charged: Angela Trail, 41, Dublin, Va. was charged with possession of drugs and trafficking; Charles Smith, 41, Pulaski, Va., was charged with possession of drugs; William Hill, 49, Detroit, Mich., was charged with possession and trafficking, and Trenelaqui Smith, Pulaski, Va., 36, was charged with possession.
a tent, relied on the kindness of strangers along the way. He hoped to make the trip in 40 days. He arrived in D.C. at 4:20 p.m. on June 30th – 38 days. “A little ‘premature’ - just like many babies subjected to prenatal alcohol exposure,” he said. “I spent the first and second if July visiting the offices of many senators. “As important as this issue is - it is not on anyone’s radar,” he said. I walked every day for 38 days although one day I could only go four miles due to dehydration,” He said. “It was a great experience and thanks to the ‘kindness of strangers’ - I made it.”
The engineer’s office is responsible for maintaining 443 bridges, which by state definition, is a span of 10 feet or more. There are also about 2,500 culverts in the county but culverts 36 inches or less in diameter under township roads are the responsibility of township trustees. In 2011, Huber’s office completed three bridge projects. A replacement of a Dairy View Road bridge cost $183,000 and replacing superstructures on bridges on Ash Road and East Broadway cost $47,000 and $68,000 respectively. There were no bridge projects completed in the county last year, according to the engineer’s website, but sections of four roads, were improved, including Huffman Road at a cost of $709,079; Fostoria Road ($189,899); Kellogg Road ($350,169); Tracy Road ($175,500), and Pelton Road ($85,031).
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Week ending June 28 Allen Township 6-24-13 Michael D. Sarnes to Kristina L. M. and Scott M. Wildman, 5199 North Billman Road, $277,500. Bay Township 6-27-13 Nancy Jennings to Robin L. Jennings, 4900 West Fremont Road, $19,400. Carroll Township 6-24-13 Fannie Mae to Lesa Michael, 1413 State Route 19, $40,000. 6-26-13 James and Frankie Pyburn to Michael D. and Vicki L. Ricker, 6354 North Harris Harbor, $100,000. 6-27-13 Kenneth and Paula Rippy to Dennis and Patricia Lantzy, 6394 Harris Harbor, $55,000. 6-28-13 David K. Gates to US Bank National Association, 10123 West Toussaint East Road, $83,334. Clay Township 6-25-13 Wells Fargo Bank National Association to Robert and Laura G. Long, 2825 Scott Court, $95,199. Genoa Corp. 6-24-13 Howard Roulson to John Meyer, 208 East 11th Street, $110,500. 6-25-13 Richard A. Brown to Roberta A. Bradﬁeld, 1313 Superior Street, $$50,000. 6-28-13 James F. Slater to Robert L. Keaton Sr. and ColleenM. Keaton, 1406 Main Street, $110,000. Danbury Township 6-24-13 Judy Anne Jaccaud to William D. and Margaret M. Greer, 1970 Robert Drive, $190,000. 6-24-13 Arnfred and Colleen Kulankampff to Mark W. and Kathleen Valentine, 9886 East Bayshore Road #5, $265,000. 6-25-13 David R. York to William Ziegan, 8931 State Route 163, $181,000. 6-26-13 Ducks Island, LLc to Richard E. and Christine D. Zahm, 8280 East Gravel Bar, $150,000. Erie Township 6-24-13 Richard Sullen to Earl K. Boyle Jr. and Renee M. Whitta, 1220 West Richey, gift value $13,500. 6-27-13 Jerry W. and Dianne L. Cook to Edward C. and Patricia C. Beardsley, 1220 West Richet Road, $10,000. 6-28-13 Quinstock Farms, LLC to Jayson D. Hates, Rymers Road, vacant land $197,800. Harris Township 6-27-13 Donald B. and Cardyn S. Shirey to David Wauford, 16390 West Yeasting, $150,000. Portage Township 6-26-13 Victoria R. Overberg to Donald and Holly Reed, 350 East Bayview Drive, $599,000. Oak Harbor Corp 6-24-13 Federal National Mortgage to Michael J. Richards, 114 Oak Street, $40,000. Week ending July 5 Allen Township 7-3-13 Rogelio and Erlinda Flores to Dustin R. Alexander, 6591 North Bellﬂower, $30,000. 7-3-13 Thomas W. and Jill E. Keller to Paul D. Hemmert, 22252 West Clover Lane, $224,000. Clay Center Corp Benton Township 7-3-13 Glenn and Marcia Kersten to Stephen E. and Frances M. Brown, 1797 West Trowbridge Road, $136,500. Carroll Township 7-2-13 Gary and Phyllis Skeel to Monica and Annette Phillips, 9660 West Hollywood Drive, $225,000. Clay Township 7-3-13 Norman G. and Jeanne M. Smith to Vance W. Allred, 19551 West Whitnry Road, $156,000. Genoa Corp. 7-1-13 Fannie Mae to 507 Real Estate LLC, 904 Main Street, $41,259. 7-1-13 Mark and Marilyn Widman to David M.
Real Estate Transfers Hadley, 921 MainStreet, $91,000. Catawba Township 7-2-13 Harbor’s Edge Development II to Kimberly Schluter Hiclox, 4750 Tradewinds Drive, $385,790. 7-3-13 Barton P. and Sandra H. VanHoose to Jack C. and Patricia Ann Dean, lot 32 Wildwood, $23,000. 7-3-13 Ralph J. and Irma M. Hammer to Bruno and Cynthia M. Zottola, 3913 NE Catawba Road, $205,000. Danbury Township 7-1-13 John R. and Kimberly A. Miraldi to Maura Zagrans, 620 Maple Street, $300,000. 7-2-13 Sandra J. and Allan E. Schiefer to James Michael Cauley and Melinda M. Crall-Cauley, 5830 Sweetbriar Lane, $140,000. 7-3-13 Franklin Kehres and John Missler to Alan Binsack, 8558 Williams Avenue, $105,000. 7-5-13 Nancy Sandler to Van and Rosemary Spears, 310 East Fifth Street, $205,000. Harris Township 7-1-13 Richard H. Bruntz to Rothert Farm, Inc.,West State Route 51, vacant land $700,000. Week ending July 12 Allen Township 7-9-13 Michael Huss and Sarah Bennett to Ronald G. Rightnowar, 22090 West Bittersweet Lane, $153,000. Benton Township 7-11-13 Dorothy E. Busse to John and Susan Weidner, 1636 North Rocky Ridge, $65,000. Rocky Ridge Corp Clay Township 7-11-13 Connie S. DeStazio to Steven G. Geisel and Lisa A. Eckenrode-Tidwell, 2210 North Brookside Blvd., &180,000. Danbury Township 7-8-13 Mary E. Meyers to Shawn and Jodi Alaﬁta, 259 Hidden Beach Road, $45,000. 7-9-13 Dennis Ontko to Roger Ontko, 2090 Tecumseh Blvd., $40,000. 7-11-13 Jessica McKay, Caroline C. Frank and Michael J. Frank to Francksters LLc, 9803 Avalon Park, $101,450. 7-12-13 Scott M. and Kay Lyn Low to Dale W. and Julia M. Cassidy, Cherry Street, vacant land $55,000. 7-12-13 Robbie K. Hartshell to Thomas C. and Rosemary Steigerwald, 1510 North Buck Road #99, $81,000. Harris Township 7-10-13 Elizabeth A. Oberlin to Douglas B. and Shelia M.Roberts, 18509 State Route 105, $105,000. Salem Township 7-8-13 Jodi L. and Todd H. Buehler et al to Federal Home Loan mortgage Corporation, 12177 West State Route 105, $105,000. 7-12-13 Dennis D. and Laura A. Warga to Robert E. and Barbara J. Wimmers, 1295 South Golf Lane, $148,000. Oak Harbor Corp 7-9-13 Federal National Mortgage Association to Patricia J. Fisher, 206 North Locust Street, $36,100. Week ending July 19 Carroll Township 7-15-13 Robert G. and Deborah L. Edmiston to William H. and Babette A. Stahnke, 7350 Wall Street, $125,000. Genoa Corp. 7-17-13 Terry L. and Rita A. Jester to Jerry Herbert and Kay Lynne Schaller, Cherry Street, vacant land $3,500. Danbury Township
Woodmore hires contractors By Larry Limpf News Editor firstname.lastname@example.org The Woodmore school board has approved resolutions for hiring contractors for the new elementary/middle school, which is being funded by state and local revenues. Resolutions accepting bids were approved for: • Studer-Obringer, Inc. for general trades. • C.R.M., Inc., for roofing. • S.A., Comunale Co., Inc. for fire protection systems. • Marlin P. White & Sons, Inc. for plumbing. • Warner Mechanical Corp. for heating ventilation and air conditioning. • Lake Erie Electric of Toledo, Inc., for electrical. Woodmore voters last year approved a bond issue that will provide about $15.7 million for the local share of the project. The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, formerly the Ohio School Facilities Commission, is providing just over $7 million for construction costs. The new building will replace a structure built in the early 1920s that has required extensive repairs and maintenance. License fees to be decided Recommendations for dog license fees in 2014 in Wood County will be presented to the county commissioners in August. The recommendations will include proposals for one-year, three-year and a permanent license, according to Andrew Kalmar, county administrator, who met re-
This Week in Government cently with the county auditor and Andrew Snyder, dog warden, to discuss the fees. Water line project The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued a $1.29 million low-interest loan to the Northwestern Water and Sewer District to replace drinking water supply lines in the City of Rossford. Ohio’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) provides loans at interest rates below market rate. Over the 20year life of the loan, the district will save an estimated $283,700 when compared to the market rate, according to the EPA. The water and sewer district will upgrade 6,200 feet of water line at multiple sites, including Rinker Court, Colony Court, Colony Road, Windsor Drive, Elm Street, Eagle Point Road, Buck Road and Lime City Road. The work will create water line loops for redundancy of service, correct improperly connected service taps, replace old lines, increase line capacity and eliminate a few lines that are underneath houses. Pipe will be installed under Grassy Creek at one point with no significant impact on the creek. The entire project is being funded by the loan and will be repaid from a general repair and replacement fund without raising water rates.
7-16-13 Calvin C. Kraushaar to Ronald E. and Barbara Ann Dentinger, 5745 Mistic Bay Point, $550,000. 7-17-13 Tyrone Stokes to Mike’s Bayfront Camping Inc, Lightner Road, $20,000. 7-17-13 Estate of Charline Stokes to Mike’s Bayfront Camping Inc, 1955 Lightner Road, $105,000. 7-19-13 Robert Ehrhart to Patrick and Karla Meisner, 2021 South Danna Lane, $81,000. 7-19-13 M.V. P. LTD to Daniel M. and Jean M. Bednar, 2196 South Emerald Shores, $105,000. 7-19-13 Jeffrey Hurlbut to Charles Beamer, 2651 South Amherst Drive, $195,000. 7-19-13 Leonard and Susan Sorrentino to Rickey and Martha Demuesy, 2251 South Harbor Bay Drive, $375,000. Erie Township
THE PRESS JULY 29, 2013 7 7-15-13 J & K Real Properties, LLC to Port Clinton Canvac, LLC, 1580 West Lakeshore Drive, $28,000. 7-15-13 James J. and Rebecca J. Reinbolt to Sweeney Marsh, Inc., West Lakeshore Drive, vacant land 49.9 acres $100,000. 7-19-13 Fred A. Pachasa to Riparian Villa LLC, 3500 Willow Garcia Drive, $900. Elmore Corp. 7-16-13 Weis Brothers Investments LLC et al to Linda A. Millhime, Rice Street, $149,000. 7-16-13 Cathryn P. Carnes and Brian K. Martin to Danielle L. Brewer and Samuel L. and Doris J. Clay, 626 Clinton, $119,000. 7-16-13 Andrew P. Hemminger to Bradley and Julie Hemminger, 422 Fremont Street, $77,000. Harris Township 7-15-13 Eric T. and Tammy J. Jahns to Stephen and Sharon K. Lockhart, 15983 West State Route 105, $105,000. Portage Township 7-19-13 Paula M. Dugan to Stephen J. Bacek, 66 East Wilcox Road, $85,000.
Arts in the Park The Port Clinton Artists’ Club has announced that Arts in the Park will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 3th and 4th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton. Original art wil be displayed and sold by nearly 120 artists coming from as far away as Florida. The show is free and open to the public. One of the oldest art festivals in Ohio, Arts in the Park continues to bring unique and original art to Ottawa County. Pictured are show directors Barb Gaynor, Rosalie Kastelic, Club President Dee Cochran. and Dave Gaynor.
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Chamber to host seminar on Twitter, Facebook, blogging Are you overwhelmed by social media? Confused? Stressed? The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce can help you get a better understanding of Twitter, LinkedIn, blogging and Facebook when it host a panel discussion Tuesday, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Oregon City Council chambers, 5530 Seaman Road. The three-member panel includes: Lindsay Myers, director of the Oregon Economic Development Foundation, who will talk about Twitter; Pauline Glaza, owner of Enhanced Publication, who will talk about LinkedIn and Meredith Soleau, human resources director at Ed Schmidt Automotive, who will address blogging and Facebook. The seminar is free. You are encourages to bring your cell phones, laptops and ipads to Tweet, post and interact as a group. RSVP to Sarah Beavers at 419-6935580.
Naming contest Perrysburg Township Fire Department, along with Perrysburg Commons, is having a contest to name the fire department’s new kid’s spray trailer for the safety program. Stop by Perrysburg Commons or call 419874-1931 to submit the winning name. Entries will be collected through Friday, Sept. 6. The winner (along with prizes) will be announced on Sunday, Sept. 15 during the Northcoast Big Band event from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center is located at 10542 Fremont Pike.
Opportunity knocks Sheriff Hefzy, M.D. has joined the staff at Comprehensive Centers for Pain Management located on Coy Rd. in Oregon. Dr. Hefzy is a sports medicine specialist. He graduated from Sylvania Northview High School, received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toledo with Honors, and his Doctor of Medicine from UT’s College of Medicine. Dr. Hefzy completed a transitional internship, anesthesiology residency, and pain medicine fellowship at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
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Hooked on golf Twenty six youths, ages 6-13, participated in the East Toledo Family Center's "Hook a Kid on Golf" program at Chippewa Golf Course. The ETFC’s Starboard Side Golf Classic will be held August 9th at 8:30 a.m. at Chippewa Golf Club to raise funds to support the program. The center is signing up teams now and have sponsorship opportunities available. All proceeds go to support the Hook a Kid on Golf program and ETFC’s sports programs. For more information call 419-691-1429 The magazine honored independent brick and mortar retailers who are creative in their merchandising and contribute to their communities. Samsen’s was one of five companies on this year’s list in business for more than 50 years. Lynn Magdich, design/sales manager, applied for the honor, and feels Samsen Furniture’s new website, presence on Facebook and positive feedback from industry vendors helped the store earn the mention in what Home Accents Today call “The Best & The Brightest” in our industry. *** Two area Avon representatives have been recognized among the company’s top representatives in the U.S. They are Terry Dehart of Northwood and Lillian Meadows of Walbridge. The company recently recognized these individuals, along with other top Avon reps, at the company’s annual President’s Recognition Program Celebration, a six-day event held in Honolulu.
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Golf The Jay Jeffries Scholarship Golf Scramble sponsored by the United Steel Workers, Local 1-346, representing BP/ Husky Refinery, Caraustar, Fiske Brothers and others will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m. at Eagle’s Landing in Oregon. For sponsorship and team registration contact the steel workers at 419-691-1819. ***
The bottom line First Defiance Financial Corp., parent company of First Federal Bank, announced that net income for the second quarter ended June 30 totaled $6.1 million, or 60 cents per diluted common share, compared to $3.9 million or 38 cents per diluted common share for second quarter of 2012.
Obituary David Michael Audiano 3/3/1941 ~ 7/22/2013
David Michael Audiano, 72, of Oak Harbor, Ohio, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, Ohio. He was born March 3, 1941 to Michael and Lydia (Manti) Audiano of Terryville, CT. David inherited his father's gift of 'having never met a stranger' in his life. He was a true gentleman, his kind manner and genuine interest in others left an indelible mark on all that had the privilege to meet him. David was a test engineer for New Departure Hyatt for 38 years retiring from the Sandusky OH location in 2000. After his retirement his one true passion became spending every moment he could surrounded by his grandchildren. Surviving family includes, mother, Lydia Audiano of Terryville, CT; wife, Jeri Audiano of Oak Harbor, OH; son, Michael (Jean) Audiano of Sandusky, OH; son, Richard (Tina) Audiano, Graytown, OH; three grandchildren, Bailey, Drew and Parker Audiano; and son, Jim Audiano of O a k H a r b o r, O H a n d h i s s t e p children,Timothy (Andrea) Klees and their 2 daughters, Philp Klees, Kristofer Klees and Kati (David) Hughes and their 3 children. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Audiano and his only brother, Alan Audiano. Arrangements were handled by Freck Funeral Chapel 1155 S. Wynn, Rd., Oregon, OH. Considerations for memorial contribution should be directed to St. Mark Lutheran, 1700 Walker Street, Graytown, OH 43432. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at www.freckchapel.com
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Tammy Orth Northwood “Dogs. They are more fun. You can take them on trips or you can go to the beach to play Frisbee. They’re waiting for you when you get home. They make a bad day good."
‘Mount Trashmore’ To the editor: This letter has been on my mind for years; this morning I must sit here at the PC and get it done. It is truly an abbreviated version of what I would really like to say. Out West, we have the beautiful monument to past presidents called Mount Rushmore. In Northwood, we have the smelly monument of trash that I will call Mount Trashmore. This is the morning of July 12 – it is the second delightful day with low humidity, and the morning is just beautiful. We had 16-17 days of constant every-day rain, so it is just great to have the windows open all night and not have to worry about wet carpets. But wait, as I begin to wake up about 6:30 a.m., I can tell immediately the direction of the wind this morning without lifting my head. It is from the north. You may ask, how I know this. The air in my room has that putrid smell of Mt Trashmore (“The Mount”) – the Northwood landfill and mound of trash. What a wonderful way for all of us living beneath this mound of trash to exist – every sunset is destroyed, and almost every day has that distinct smell as you drive I-280. Lucky me, the winds do not come from the north very often but pity the folks to the East of “The Mount.” No wonder Woodville Road has become an area of vacant buildings – Woodville Mall has become a thing of the past and will probably be torn down. People
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downwind cannot sell their homes. Who would want to live and work downwind from “The Mount?” How high does this go? There is no end to it. It is probably about time to raise the maximum height again so we can continue the fill of “The Mount.” Now we have construction of a road worth millions so we don’t block the flow of trucks dumping more trash into “The Mount.” Is there progress being made here? Is there any governmental organization that can control this nightmare for the folks beneath “The Mount?” Rick Rowland Lake Township
No surprise To the editor: In the June 17 Suburban Press article by Cynthia L. Jacoby entitled “Sales tax becoming touchy issue in Ottawa County, the writer points out the Democrats on the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners on March 13 made a temporary tax permanent without taking it to a vote of the people. While Republicans controlled the commission, they passed a temporary tax increase and avoided pay raises. Last fall, the Ohio Democratic Party, led by Chris Redfern, campaigned against past commissioner Mark Stahl, condemning him for raising taxes without asking the
voters for their opinion. After their candidate, Jodi Regal, was elected, she, along with the other Democratic commissioner, immediately did exactly what her party boss had declared to be inappropriate – they passed a permanent tax increase, even though the economy is now improving. This situation is just another example of Redfern’s tactics. He promotes one position to get his candidate elected and then has his party minion do just the opposite. What a surprise. You must conclude you cannot trust anything Redfern says. Now we will be paying more every time we go to the store, on a permanent basis. We have two Democratic commissioners to thank for that. These local politicians seem to follow the party line by taking temporary emergency tax increases and then making them permanent without regard for the electorate’s wishes. Warren Will Marblehead
Volunteer efforts To the editor: I want to thank publicly all the volunteers from the Walbridge Centennial Committee for their hard work and dedication in planning all the events this summer for our 100th anniversary. Special thanks go to Darlene Limmer, Centennial President, and Melanie Bowen,
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Support appreciated To the editor: Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County was awarded a grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation to help with the costs of materials to help build a decent, simple and affordable home for a qualified family in Ottawa County. Habitat is currently building a home for a family in the village of Oak Harbor. We would like to thank the Foundation for their continued support. Shelley Asmus, Executive Director Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County
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want into your life. However the help you offer must not have any strings attached. You want to provide assistance because of what it will do for the other person, not for what you can get out of it. Make sure any information you give is accurate. If you don’t know an answer, either say so or find out what it is from a reliable source. Bad information is worse than no information. Teaching is a way to help others while helping yourself. It is not a strategy to show off. As much as you may know something and be willing to teach others, not everyone is receptive to being helped. Some people don’t want help or don’t think they need it. As a teacher, you offer assistance. You never pressure someone into taking it. If your offer is declined, respect the other person’s wishes. You can also learn from the people you help. Insight can be gained from the questions they ask, the problems they have, suggestions they make, or any confusion they experience. Their perspective may be different than yours. Seek to understand how and why they think the way they do. How
have they been affected by their experiences? Leaning is an endless circle. At times, it may be impossible to differentiate between the student and the teacher. This is especially true when teaching children. Your own spirit gets recharged through interaction with them. You should marvel at their unquenchable curiosity along with how they are constantly amazed by each new discovery. Regardless of the student’s age, the best teachers teach by example. A powerful message is delivered when your words and actions reinforce each other. Be open to those who show a genuine desire for assistance. Be generous with your time. Countless benefits accrue when you learn by teaching. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or write him c/o this paper. © 2013 Bryan Golden
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The Nostalgia Highway
A man’s worst nightmare: What happened at the urinal The exits on The Nostalgia Highway are at 10-year increments. Enjoy the trip through the pages of The Press.
July 2003 News: Metroparks of Toledo attempted to set the record for The World’s Largest Picnic. Fifteen thousand picnickers including 3,000 at Pearson Park attended and were treated to hamburgers and hot dogs. (The Guinness record is held by a city in Portugal in 2009 and was attended by 22,232). National recording artist Jimmie Rodgers appeared at the Pemberville Opera House to sing a number of his hits including Kisses Sweeter Than Wine. A group of Lake Township residents studied the advantages of combining the township’s villages including Walbridge and Millbury into one city. The move was expected to lower property taxes while giving officials the opportunity to levy an income tax. Sports: The Genoa Comets football team played its final year at historic Bergman Field. The team now plays at the high school complex on Genoa-Clay Center Road. Price check: Tank’s Meats sold 12 oz strip steaks for $5.50 lb; Genoa Chevy sold a 2003 Chevy Astro Van for $21,709. Hot then, gone now: White River Group, Northwood.
July 1993 News: The Go-Kart Grand Prix in Gibsonburg was cancelled due to a lack of volunteers. The annual race brought in thousands of visitors to the Sandusky County village. Maumee Bay State Park registered 20,000 visitors on both Sunday, the Fourth of July, and the following Monday. Park of-
children are not destroying public property…Replacing these items is an unnecessary expense to the village.” Sports: Spencer Millimen, Clay High junior, took second in the 171.5 pound class in advanced freestyle wrestling at the AAU USA Junior Olympic Region VI Wrestling Championships in Indianapolis. Price check: Hay-Lo Market sold Tony Packo’s Hungarian sausage for $2.89 lb.; Genoa Auto Parts sold NAPA resistor spark plugs for 99 cents. Hot then, gone now: Solar Age Builders, Genoa.
by John Szozda ficials turned away 3,000 on Monday due to overcrowding. The record-breaking attendance was attributed to a heat spell with temperatures reaching 95. It was a man’s worst nightmare. A Detroit man was standing in front of a urinal at the McDonald’s on Navarre when he was grabbed from behind, put in a chokehold, thrown to the floor and robbed of his wallet. As the robber fled, the victim chased him. His yells drew the attention of another man who caught up to the robber in the Kmart Parking lot. The would-be hero jumped on the hood of the robber’s car but was thrown off as the car sped away. Another righteous citizen picked up the pursuit in his pickup but lost the suspect when he ran a red light. Sports: The City of Oregon announced it would host the ASA Girls National Softball Tournament in August. More than 1,500 players and their families were expected to attend. One team, the Lady Gators from Palm Beach Florida had already spent more than $15,100 for airline reservations, motel rooms and car rentals. Price check: Admission to Clearwater Quarry was $2.50 for adults and $1 for children. Hot then, gone now: Sun Rec Center, Millbury.
July 1983 News: A bit of Japan was at work at At-
Jimmie Rodgers las Industries plants in Gibsonburg and Fremont. The company, which manufactured crankshafts for air conditioning, refrigeration and compressor units, implemented quality circles, groups of employees which met regularly to identify and analyze problems then, recommend solutions to management. John Szozda was hired as the fourth general manager in the 12-year history of The Suburban Press. Hope Niehausmyer, Genoa mayor, stated she had received complaints about youths firing rifles and air guns to shoot out light bulbs on public property. She wrote, “This practice must be stopped and it is the responsibility of parents to see that their
News: Woodville Mall boosted its store count to 90 by adding B. Dalton Bookseller, Cassano Pizza and Lane Bryant. Oregon Police Chief James Saddoris told council his 25-man department needed an additional 15 officers to prevent crime. He cited the city experienced 600 auto accidents and 150 burglaries since January. Sports: Wayne Zahn of St. Louis, the leading money winner on the pro bowling tour, announced he will bowl in the Suburban Press singles bowling tournament to be held at Fountain Lanes in Woodville. Jim Dunn of the Dunn Chevy-Olds dealership was also the offensive coordinator for Ted Federici’s Clay Eagles football team. Clay hired Denver Beck as its wrestling coach. Beck was an all-Ohio football player and state wrestling champ at Whitmer and a graduate of the University of Illinois. Price check: Pant Scene sold big bells, baggies, flares and blue jeans for $5. Hot then, gone now: Western Auto, Oak Harbor.
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In this writer’s experience, canning isn’t rocket science By Jill Richardson When I arrived to help my friends Tom and Terri with their garden, they eagerly showed me a 10-pound zucchini. “I just wanted to see how big it would get,” Tom said, explaining why he didn’t pick it when it was smaller. “Do you want it?” “I’ll take it,” I replied, “But are you sure you don’t want it? I can give you recipes.” “I can think of some people I want to hit over the head with it,” replied Terri. “I’m not going to make zucchini bread. Besides, we have all of these.” She gestured at a small pile of normal-sized zucchinis they grew. And still more were growing. Too Much Zucchini syndrome is well known among gardeners. There’s even an official “Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch” day — August 8. In Tom’s garden, the excess isn’t limited to zucchini. There are the runaway cucumber plants that grow enough to feed a small army, and then there are the tomatoes. Nowadays, most of us buy what we need from the store when we need it, so the problem of growing too much produce is unfamiliar. Those of us who are partici-
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Guest Editorial pating in the resurgence of gardening are magically transported back to the annual rhythms of an earlier time. For us, summer is for growing food and saving it to be eaten over the winter. This way, you eat fresh fruits and veggies when they are at the peak of ripeness, and you can continue to enjoy them pickled, fermented, dehydrated, canned, or frozen throughout the year. I took the plunge and began canning a few years ago when I found a farmer selling overripe strawberries for $1 per pint. What a deal! They were too plentiful to eat fresh before they spoiled, but they were ideal for jam. And you know what? There’s no mystery to making jam. The recipe usually involves fruit, sugar, maybe lemon juice or pectin, and nothing else unless you feel like getting creative. (This year, I made va-
nilla cardamom blackberry jam.) Since my first jam-making adventure, I’ve often invited friends over to see how it’s done. They arrive expecting some elaborate process. After we ladle boiling jam into hot jars and submerge them in boiling water for a set period of time (around 15 minutes), my friends always ask, “That’s it?” Yep, that’s all there is to it. It ain’t rocket science. My annual routine includes an epic tomato sauce-canning weekend each summer. It’s a pain to scout farmers’ markets until I can find a good deal on 80 pounds of overripe tomatoes and then drop everything to cook for the next two days. Yet it’s so worth it all year long. By slowly cooking the sauce on the lowest setting for an entire day, I achieve an amazing, sweet roasted flavor. My secret ingredient is a splash of apple cider vinegar. Once the sauce is put away, I’ve got a whole year of easy, homemade pastas and pizzas ready to go. You can’t buy sauce that tastes this good. This year, I’ve gained a new skill: fermentation. Turning cabbage into sauerkraut does not just preserve it — it turns it into a probiotic superfood. Fermentation can break
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down chemicals that interfere with absorbing nutrients, make nutrients more available to your body, and provide your gut with beneficial microbes. Our ancestors lived without refrigerators, so they put up food because they had to. Even in a modern world of grocery stores and global markets, sometimes the best-tasting and healthiest choices are still the ones you grow and preserve yourself. What about zucchini? You can’t turn it into jam or pickles. But you can grate it and toss the stuff into pasta, where it melts away. Or make zucchini bread. Or sauté sliced zucchini in olive oil, sea salt, and dill. Or put little chunks of it in soups. To preserve zucchini, slice it, blanch it for three minutes in boiling water, and stick it in your freezer. That mammoth 10-pounder? I made three batches of zucchini bread and five meals out of it. There’s a bit more left in my fridge. Want some? OtherWords columnist Jill Richardson is the author of Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It. OtherWords.org
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Oregon youth completes Patrol’s Jr. Cadet Program Jonathan Grayczyk, of Oregon, completed the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Junior Cadet Program, held June 23-27 at the Highway Patrol Training Academy in Columbus. He was one of 48 participants selected from applications submitted by young men and women. Applicants attended Buckeye Boys and Girls State, exhibited exemplary performance throughout the school year, or were eligible children of Patrol employees who will be high school seniors this year. The Junior Cadet program is designed to give youths a better insight into the challenges faced by law enforcement officers by enabling them to experience a typical week at the Training Academy. The cadets sleep in the dormitories, dine in the cafeteria and learn from Patrol Academy staff regarding crash investigation, officer/violator contacts, self-defense tactics, K-9 operations, building searches, motorcycle operations, and impaired driver apprehension. Grayczyk will be a senior at Cardinal Stritch High School this year. His interest in law enforcement follows a longstanding family tradition – his grandfather retired from Sylvania police after 33 years of service and his father has been a police officer for 30 years, currently working with Oregon Police.
Scholarships The Toledo Schwaben Verein, German American Festival Society, Inc., has awarded seven $500 scholarships. Recipients include Thomas Henry, Owens Community College; Elise Luhmann, University of Toledo; Monica Mason, Kent State University; Brian Mathe, Michigan Tech; Henry Witt, University of Findlay. The Chris Ziegler Scholarship was awarded to Craig Lohmann, Bowling Green State University. The Marie Schmalzried Scholarship was awarded to Emily Belcik, Capital University.
Academic honors Kent State: Karli Hollister, of Woodville.
Graduates Grand Valley State University: Chase Baldwin, of Pemberville; Austin Dean, of Woodville.
Jonathan Grayczyk, of Oregon, was among 48 participants in the weeklong 2013 Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Junior Cadet Program. The Junior Cadets stayed at the training academy and learned about various Patrol operations and tactics.
Singing at the fair David Henninger, of Millbury, has been selected to sing with the 51st edition of the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir. This year’s show is entitled, “Sing Together.” He will be one of the 200 singer from throughout the state who will sing with the choir at the 12-day State Fair, which is running July 24-Aug. 4. A student at Lake High School, Henninger has participated in Performance Chorale Show Choir, Barbershop Quartet and theatrical productions. After converging at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus on July 18, choir members spent five days in rigorous rehearsals prior to the fair’s opening. The choir was scheduled to perform more than 100 times for fairgoers at various sites throughout the 360-acre fairgrounds.
Scout seeking donations Hunter Liming. of Oak Harbor, is seeking help to complete his Eagle Scout project.
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Scholarships awarded The Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT) and the Toledo Poznan Alliance (TPA) joined forces and awarded three scholarships totaling more than $2,000 to area students, including the first Martin A. Blaszczyk Memorial Scholarship. Blaszczyk was the editor of the Lagrange St. News and a strong advocate for the Toledo Polish community for more than 30 years. He died of cancer on April 27, 2013. He was 59. Emily Howland, of Curtice, who at-
tends Lourdes University, became the first recipient of the Blaszczyk Memorial Scholarship. The other winners included Joseph A. DuPuis, of Toledo who attends St. Francis de Sales High School, and Kassidy Rejent, of Bowling Green, who attends Notre Dame Academy. Each winner will receive a $750 check. Scholarship applicants had to fill out an application and compose an essay on “what having a Polish heritage means to me.” Applications were reviewed by a sixperson panel. Howland, who is scheduled to graduate from Lourdes in the Fall 2016, wrote about her great grandparents who, during the Great Depression helped those less fortunate. She also touched on her family and how they carry on Polish traditions during Easter and Christmas.
Clay students honored Clay High School students Emily Wilburn, Lindsay TenEyck, Brooke Wilson and Tabitha Chizmar earned first-place honors for their project, “The Effects of Family Life on the Social and Academic Health of Children” at the High School Research Poster Gala at Lake Erie Center. The program, “Building an Environmental Science Learning Community at the Land-Lake Ecosystem Interface” partners eight advanced graduate students at UT with eight teachers and their students at seven high schools to build an Environmental Science Learning Community. In addition to Clay, Central Catholic, Start, Ottawa Hills, Bowsher, Sylvania Northview and Toledo Early College high schools participated in the program. Wilburn, TenEyck, Wilson and Chizmar investigated how a child’s home life might affect grades and social relations, examining in particular the roles of sibling relationships, divorce, parents’ jobs and neighborhoods.
Terra receives Andersons grant for new culinary lab The Andersons Inc. Charitable Foundation has approved a $10,000 grant for Terra State Community College to support equipment in the college’s new culinary lab. “The Andersons is committed to supporting educational projects in communities where we have operations. We believe this project will enhance the curriculum offerings of Terra State, ultimately providing employment options for its graduates,” said Julie Payeff, community commitment manager for The Andersons. The lab will be a training tool for stu-
dents in the recently revived hospitality management program at Terra State. “We are so appreciative of (The Andersons plant nutrient operations manager – North Central Ohio) Dean Anstead for coming to tour Terra and helping us through this process,” said Lisa Williams, senior vice president for Institutional Advancement and Interim Executive Director of the Terra College Foundation. “The impact of this generous donation will have a ripple effect on our students for years to come. Private donations like this grant from The Andersons are critical to
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Registration open for Penta Adult & Continuing Education Registration is under way for full and part-time programs at Penta Career Center, Adult & Continuing Education. Full-time programs begin Aug. 14, however many of Pentaâ€™s part-time courses have flexible starting dates. Full-time programs include Auto Body Collision Repair; Automotive Technologies; Builder, Contractor and Remodeler Technologies; Machine Trades; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R); and Welding. Penta also offers courses in the health occupations area and include job training programs in Dietary Management and State Certified Nurse Aide (STNA). Adults interested in part-time training at Penta can register for several programs and courses such as Pharmacy Technician; Medical Coding; Computer Technology; Small Engine Repair; Pressure Boiler Systems and Builder, Contractor & Remodeler Technologies. Apprenticeship training is also available in areas such as Plumbing, Millwrights, and Machine Trades. For companies and businesses, Penta Adult & Continuing Educationâ€™s Corporate Services Group offers professional training and consulting services at a reasonable cost. The Corporate Services Group provides resources in the areas of human resource development; information technology and industrial training. Penta Adult & Continuing Education also offers more than 300 online courses in areas such as writing, computers, finance and marketing. Through Pentaâ€™s partnership with ed2go, the online courses are taught by expert instructors and are available for $89 per six-week course. Adults who want to improve their reading, writing, and math skills or study for the GED and/or the Compass/Accuplacer College Entrance exams can register for Pentaâ€™s Adult Basic Education programs, offered at a number of convenient locations. To register for any of the Adult & Continuing Education programs, call 419661-6555 or visit the Adult & Continuing Education office located at 9301 Buck Rd.
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Party in the Parking Lot An adult Party in the Parking Lot will be held Friday, Aug. 16 from 7 p.m.-midnight on the campus of Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School and St. Kateri Catholic Academy in Oregon. The event will kick off with a memorial Mass at 6 p.m. in the chapel. The party will include brats and burgers, adult beverages and music provided by Arctic Clam. The Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce is co-sponsoring the event. Call 419732-ARMY (2769) for more information.
School supply drive The Ottawa County Republican Women, in conjunction with the Salvation Army, are sponsoring a Back to School Backpack Drive to provide backpacks and school supplies for Port Clinton, Oak Harbor, Genoa, and Elmore families who are unable to purchase them. The collection of backpacks and school supplies runs through Aug. 3. Supply lists and drop-off boxes are located at Millerâ€™s New Market in Genoa; Mann Technologies in Williston; Pills `N` Packages in Elmore; Community Market in Oak Harbor and Bassettâ€™s in Port Clinton. For more information or to arrange a pick-up of supplies, call Roni Reid at 614361-1323 or email email@example.com.
Preschool teacher hired St. Boniface Catholic School has an-
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