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Mall violations On December 14, 2011, Woodville Mall Realty, the owner of the mall at the time, and Mehran Kohansieh, an officer, member, manager and owner of Woodville Mall Realty, were served with a Notice of Building Code Violations. On December 16, 2011, a complaint for temporary and permanent injunctive relief was filed against Woodville Mall Realty and others, including Kohansieh, in the court of common pleas. On June 7, 2012, a default judgment and permanent injunction were granted against Woodville Mall Realty and Kohansieh, as well as other defendants associated with the mall. The court noted in the default judgment that the city had established “by clear and convincing evidence” that the mall had moisture, mold and water damage throughout the building; the sprinkler system was non-functional in parts of the mall and may be inadequate in the event of fire; the owner had not paid for gas to heat the mall and that the pipes of the sprinkler system may freeze over the winter, causing further damage to the fire suppression system; the roof had failed leaving two large holes and
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Gul-burg gathering Those who remember the old Gulish Villa restaurant were able to reminisce and enjoy some gul-burgs at a Gulish Villa Day held at Meinke Marina. At left, Emily Dolt, left, and Meghan Gears, students at Clay High School, take turns sprinkling paprika. At right, Rob Meinke boils-up some burgers. (Press photos by Ken Grosjean)
$70 grand raised for Parker’s Purpose By Yaneek Smith Press Contributing Writer email@example.com For 10 years, former Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel was arguably the most popular man in the state. From 2001-10, he compiled a 94-22 record, won the 2002 NCAA national championship, six Big Ten titles and was 9-1 against arch-rival Michigan while helping to restore the Buckeyes to college football supremacy. And two weeks ago, area residents got to see Tressel in action when he spoke at the Parker’s Purpose Dinner and Auction at Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed in Gibsonburg. Now the vice president of strategic engagement at the University of Akron, Tressel, 60, spoke for 45 minutes before a crowd that gathered to raise money “It’s really humbling to be here and I’m sure all of you feel the same way,” Tressel told the crowd. “Parker has touched everyone in this building. It’s so exciting to see what has been done thus far and to think about the goals that have been set for 2020.”
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A hearing will be held on Thursday in the Wood County Court of Common Pleas on Northwood’s efforts to get the owners of the Woodville Mall to tear down the dilapidated structure. “The court has to decide that the mall is a nuisance, and that it’s a hazard to public health and safety,” said City Administrator Bob Anderson. “People are breaking in, there’s broken glass. It’s dangerous. We’re asking the court to grant us relief by ordering the owner to abate the nuisance. At this stage, it almost means demolishing it.” The city would not be satisfied if the mall were razed, with just a concrete slab and broken up asphalt remaining, similar to the former Southwyck Mall site, considered by many to be an eyesore since it was torn down on Reynolds Road in South Toledo. “There have been a couple of inquires about whether it would be good enough for the city if they just tear down the mall, leaving the slab and asphalt. The answer is `No.’” He hopes the property is redeveloped commercially or is landscaped as a green space or park. “Something other than acres and acres of asphalt that weeds grow through,” he said. The hearing will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. at the court located in Bowling Green, said Anderson. The hearing is the city’s latest legal battle against the mall’s owners to get them to either correct county and state code violations, or tear the building down.
Tressel alluded to the foundation’s seven-year goal of raising $1-million. Although Tressel was the headline speaker, the real star was Parker Inks, who, at 13, has helped to start a foundation and advance a cause that seeks to help families all across the country. It started five years ago when Parker, who has muscular dystrophy, was lifeflighted to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Toledo because of respiratory problems. Parker’s stay lasted 30 days and he nearly lost his life on three occasions. Fortunately, Parker, a Fremont resident,
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Oregon bike trail connects two major parks A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the new Oregon Parks Bike Trail on Wednesday. The paved connector will complete one of the area’s longest cycling and leisure trails and connect 4.9 miles of trails at Maumee Bay State Park with 3.3 miles of trails at Pearson. The eight mile trail will connect Fassett Junior High, Starr Elementary and Clay High schools with Pearson Metropark and Maumee Bay State Park. “I’m excited about this next step in enhancing the quality of life in Oregon,” Mayor Mike Seferian said Wednesday. “Even though the trail is just being completed, hundreds of our residents have already been out using it.” The trail is one of a few in the area that will provide a connection between two major parks. The trail will also provide users the opportunity to stop at local restaurants or businesses for an ice cream cone or a snack along the way. Eagles Nest Sweet Retreat ice cream shop at the corner of Seaman and South Stadium roads, and the Oregon Inn, a restaurant on Bay Shore Road, are among businesses along the trail, said Seferian. The city plans to install signage along the trail with mile markers and information about distances and connection to area parks, restaurants, and businesses. The city expects the use of the trail to continue to grow as Oregon residents and people from outside the area become more aware of it. Those who wish to drive to the trail can park at either Maumee Bay State Park or Pearson Park to access the path. A portion of the trail that runs through the administrative and athletic complex has been dedicated to former Mayor Leonard Wasserman, an active cyclist who participates in the city’s annual Bike to Work Day. The trail has been completed in phases over a 15 year period at a cost of $1.8 million. Approximately 80 percent of the funding came from state and federal sources with a local match. Additional trails Seferian said there have been discussions over the years to extend the trail further and connect to nearby communities, such as Toledo. “There was early talk when Toledo was thinking about a bike route along Front Street, to the Craig Memorial Bridge. But it would have to go through a real rural area in Oregon to get to that point, which would end up going over the Millard Avenue overpass and down Front Street. Depending on how grant funding goes, Toledo would have to extend so far to come towards Oregon, and Oregon would have to extend so far to go towards Toledo. But it has been mentioned. We will be looking at other
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Plaque dedication Elmore American Legion Community Post #279 will hold a ceremony at the Elmore Historical Society property Saturday, Aug. 10 at 4 for the dedication of a bronze plaque commemorating the Combat Veterans” Moving Wall visit to Elmore last August. More than 6,000 people visited the “Moving Wall” last year during its stay. Prior to the plaque dedication, the Legion will host a poker run, which will begin at the Legion Hall on Veterans Avenue in Elmore. Donuts and beverages will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m., with the first bike going out at 10:30 a.m. The last bike in will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Historical Society property. Bikers will pay $15 per bike and $10 per passenger. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place hands. Proceeds from the poker run will go to Honor Flight Northwest Ohio. Following the memorial service the classic rock/oldies band “Old School” will be performing on stage from 5-8 at the Historical Society property. The Historical Society will be serving hotdogs, Coney dogs, brats, fresh-cut French fries, onion rings, dessert and beverages during the event.
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Northwood makes case Continued from front page numerous leaks in other parts of the roof; and water had caused damage to the floor in the mall, soaking the carpet and buckling the flooring in some sections, causing unsafe walking conditions. The court noted that the dilapidated conditions were in violation of several Wood County Health and Ohio Building codes. Since the owners failed to make repairs to comply with the codes, the court prohibited the defendants from allowing public access to the mall until the violations are corrected to the satisfaction of the Wood County Combined General Health District, the Wood County Building Inspection, and the Northwood Fire Department. On January 17, the city filed a complaint against the owners of the mall in the court of common pleas for nuisance abatement, and removal of the building. Named as defendants are Woodville Mall Realty Management, LLC; Kohansieh; Ohio Plaza Shopping Center, LLC, which purchased the mall from Woodville Mall Realty on December 27, 2012; Soleyman Ghalchi, an officer, member, manager and owner of Ohio Plaza; Woodville, LLC; and other defendants known as John Doe’s who may have a current or future interest in the mall. “To date, all violations…have not been corrected to the satisfaction of the Wood County Combined General Health District, the Wood County Building Inspection, and the Northwood Fire Department,” states the complaint. Prior to buying the mall on Dec. 27, 2012, Ohio Plaza and Ghalchi had “constructive and/or actual notice and knowledge of the public record of the Woodville Mall case, including the June 7, 2012 Default Judgment Entry and the permanent injunction ordered by the court,” states the complaint.
$70 grand raised for Parker’s Purpose Continued from front page dation, has this mission statement, “As individuals of Parker’s Purpose, we commit as part of our team to provide the highest level of service to individuals or groups in need. We will perform our service with integrity and respect to all individuals or groups and also hope to foster a positive self-worth and self-esteem to the individual.” Rossford football coach Todd Drusback, 40, got to know Parker and his family during his time as coach at Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic and became the president of the organization. He said with Tressel on board, the event was a huge success. “It went really well,” said Drusback, who noted that, before expenses were taken into account, roughly $70,000 was raised during the dinner. “It was by far the best turnout as far as attendance and money that we made. We’ve progressed as a foundation and more people are aware of us and of course because Coach Tressel was there. He was fantastic as far as his speech and being accommodating and talking to people. We had over 400 people in there.” Drusback said the organization is hoping that it can take the next step in terms of raising awareness about the cause and increasing donations. “We’re at a crossroads as far as where we are as a foundation,” said Drusback. “We’re talking with some philanthropic organizations as far as strategy and what needs to be done to take it to the next step. We’re doing different networking things and getting the right people to buy in and support us. There are a lot of great non-profits out there (and) we are talking to those different groups out there. We need different things throughout the year to provide us with that income. We can’t do major events like this 3-4 times per year.” The next fundraising event takes place on September 28 when the Baumann Auto Group hosts its 11th Annual Big Charity Raffle, an event where 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Parker’s Purpose. In addition to Tressel’s speech, there was a dinner, auction and presentation put on by the organization. “We presented a family with a check and we have a slideshow and a memo-
Former Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel, Parker Inks and Parker’s Purpose Foundation President Todd Drusback. (Photo courtesy of Todd Drusback) ry wreath that details families that we’ve helped while acknowledging the people who have passed away,” Drusback said. “Kerry Keller’s family was there and Kieran Brogan, who passed away from cancer, his grandmother spoke. It’s definitely a pretty emotional evening. We want people to know where their money is going. We want to put a face behind where the money is going towards.” Kerry, who passed away at the age of 17 in April of last year, played for Drusback at Rossford before succumbing to cancer.
Throughout his ordeal with cancer, Kerry inspired many in Northwest Ohio with his cheerful, upbeat attitude. Drusback’s coaching and Kerry’s legacy helped to rebuild Rossford’s football program, one that went from 0-10 to 1-9 to 6-4 in the last three seasons. “You get one shot at this deal,” Drusback said. “What you put into (life) is what you get out of it. When it’s gone, it’s gone, you can’t get it back. Some get it and envision it and think about their legacy and then some get older and have regrets.”
Board OKs sale of Carroll Elementary School By Cynthia Jacoby Special to The Press The shuttered Carroll Elementary School building could have a new owner soon. The Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education last week approved the sale of the building for $15,500 to the Carroll Township trustees, according to Tim Coffman, district treasurer. The school district opted to close the building along with Graytown Elementary in 2011 after voters turned down a new 3.9mill levy. The defeat forced the consolidation of the district’s remaining buildings, a reduction in bus routes and other cuts. According to the Ohio Revised Code, school board members had two options regarding the aging building, Coffman said. They could sell it to another government entity or they could put it up for auction. There was no tax duplicate estimated value on the
property. Coffman said since the property is tax free the auditor’s office didn’t set a value on it. Talks began with Carroll Township trustees because of its proximity to other township property. Carroll Elementary, a 24,000-square foot building that housed prekindergarten through fifth grade, is located on State Route 19, directly across from the township complex that houses the police station and community hall. Coffman said he is not sure what the township intends to do with the building or when the township trustees will put the purchase agreement up for a vote. Township officials were not available for comment. An environmental review of the school property is being planned and the township is working with the Ottawa Regional Planning Commission and county commissioners to complete the study. Ottawa County oversees Environmental Protection Agency grants amounting
to $400,000 available for various types of reviews, said Joe Gerber, planning commission director. The grant distribution is broken down into two fields - $200,000 for petroleum sites and $200,000 for hazardous substances. This summer, commissioners approved $4,500 from that grant fund for the school property study. “It’s a very basic assessment undertaken with the grant money to determine if they are any issues with the buildings or grounds,” commissioner Jim Sass said. The review, which could take a couple of months, is being conducted by Soil and Material Engineers, the county’s consultant for the federal grant, Gerber said. “Often when a property is changing hands, buyers just want to make sure there is nothing wrong with the property,” Gerber said. With the building sale in the works, the board of education has moved ahead
in keeping its financial house in order and unanimously approved two renewal levies for the November ballot. Together, the five-year, 3.9-mill operating levy and the five-year 1.2-mill permanent improvement levy bring in about $1.4 million annually for the school district, Coffman said. The permanent improvement levy costs the owner of a $100,000 home about $12 a year. The operating levy costs the same homeowner about $93 a year. Operating levies can be used for dayto-day expenses such as salaries and employee benefits, he explained. Improvement levy monies go toward projects such as textbooks, technology, and parking lot and building roof repairs. Voters first approved the 3.9-mill levy in 2000, the treasurer said. “That was the last new levy we had,” Coffman noted.
B-C-S financial situation improves from spending cuts By Larry Limpf News Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Officials of the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District point to cost-cutting measures for getting through the fiscal year without having to tap into cash reserves – the first time in five years the Ottawa County district didn’t have to tap into reserves to balance the budget. Calling it a “long, painstaking task” to cut costs, the school board and administration reduced expenses by almost 12 percent over the course of one year to help end deficit spending. “While it is certainly great to have eliminated deficit spending this past year, it is a trend we would like to see continued and we will work very hard to try and make it happen,” said Tim Coffman, district treasurer. The austerity measures and lower stu-
dent enrollment resulted in major changes for the district. It started the 2012-13 school year with 40 fewer teaching and non-teaching positions and has completed a plan for consolidating classes at Graytown, Carroll, and Rocky Ridge schools into the RC Waters School that was reconfigured to house kindergarten through the eighth grade. Fourth grade classes are being held at the middle school and eighth graders were placed in a wing of the high school. The moves required different starting times for the buildings and bus routes were reconfigured into single routes from double routes used in the past, which also saved operating revenues. Guy Parmigian, district superintendent, credited the staff and parents of students for enabling the changes. “The strength and resiliency of all B-CS staff, and putting students first, have made the 2012-2013 transition school year a suc-
cess for the school district,” he said. Coffman describes the district’s revenue streams as “relatively stagnant” and Parmigian said the administration has adopted a zero-sum approach to the district’s finances so that, where possible, any new expense is offset by a spending reduction somewhere else. According to the district’s June financial statement, it incurred general fund expenses for the last fiscal year of about $17.1 million – about $2.1 million or 11 percent less than the previous fiscal year. General fund revenues for the last fiscal year were $17.9 million – about $90,000 less than the previous fiscal year. The district reduced its spending on salaries and benefits by about 21.6 percent in the 2012-13 fiscal year from the year before. The district is challenging FirstEnergy’s appeal to the county board of revision to
have the property tax valuation of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station lowered by about $22 million. Jennifer Young, a spokesperson for FirstEnergy, said the company decided to appeal the valuation after the county completed its property reassessment in 2012. She said some buildings and structures at the power station outside Oak Harbor should be listed as tax exempt. A reduction of $22 million in valuation would translate into a revenue loss of about $210,000 a year for the district. It would take an increase of about 1.1 mills in property taxes to recoup that loss, Coffman said. The school board filed a counter complaint in May with the board of revision, he said. A 3.9-mill levy to fund district operations expires at the end of this year. It generates about $1.2 million annually.
Books 4 Buddies Free books, snacks and school supplies will be given out by Books 4 Buddies to families of the Birmingham Terrace housing complex in Toledo at a gathering Saturday, Aug. 10 from 1-3 p.m. The free event will be held in the open grassy outdoor area across from the complex’s Community Room, 2100 Consaul St. Founded in 2012, Books 4 Buddies provides books to young people who might not otherwise get them, and inspires reading through the encouragement of peer ambassadors – Toledo-area high school and middle school students who help collect and distribute donated books. The program targets youths, especially disadvantaged males, up to 18 years of age in Toledo and Northwest Ohio. Last year, Books 4 Buddies collected more than 10,000 books. For more information about Books 4 Buddies, call 419-467-9302.
Forgetful thief A North Baltimore woman’s forgetfulness has her facing a felony charge of theft and criminal trespassing. Kara L. Rose, 21, was charged July 26 by Lake Township police after she reportedly entered a room at the Super 8 Motel and took a wallet containing cash and credit cards. She left the room to a waiting vehicle but left behind her own purse which contained her identification, police said.
Veteran’s Festival VFW Post 2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd., Northwood, will present a Veteran’s Festival Aug. 23 and 24. Friday night’s activities include karaoke, food and beverages. Saturday’s highlights include a flea market, craft sale, kids’ games, bingo, 50/50 raffles and food and beer. Entertainment will include Nite Express at 4 p.m. and The Storm at 7:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Ohio VFW Charities.
A state regulator has postponed a vote that could determine whether or not FirstEnergy customers will receive millions of dollars in rebates of renewable energy credit overcharges. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio had been scheduled to hear the case July 31 but delayed it until Aug. 7. The delay was needed to “fine tune” an order that will decide if FirstEnergy overpaid for renewable energy credits and passed the overcharges on to customers, PUCO Chairman Todd Snitchler told the Associated Press. The Natural Resources Defense Council estimates the overpayments could total as much as $96 million to $126 million. American Electric Power – Ohio, a competitor of FirstEnergy, the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel and several environmental organizations are intervening in the case, arguing that FirstEnergy inflated the value of renewable energy credits it sold in the electric market. “By putting off the decision to vote on this case today (July 31), the PUCO is putting the interests of one utility before the
interests of hundreds of thousand of electric customers who potentially paid way more on their utility bill than they should have,” said Brian Kaiser, Director of Green Jobs & Innovation for the Ohio Environmental Council. He said portions of audit reports compiled by PUCO staff who investigated the overpayment case were blocked from the public and consumer advocates when FirstEnergy claimed dollar amounts that were paid are confidential. In 2008, Ohio enacted legislation that restructures the advanced energy and renewable energy generation and procurement requirements for the state’s electric distribution utilities and electric service companies - except municipal utilities and electric cooperatives. Under the new standard, utilities must provide 25 percent of their retail electricity supply from alternative energy resources by 2025, with specific annual benchmarks for renewable and solar energy resources The annual benchmark obligations may be met through the purchase of qualified renewable energy credits, which are defined as the environmental benefits associated with one megawatt hour of electricity generated by a renewable energy resource.
Sandusky County planning ‘Dungeon Descent’ The Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau will present “Dungeon Descent,” a paranormal adventure at the Historic Sandusky County Jail & Dungeon Friday, Aug. 30 from 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Doors will open at 8:15 p.m. for the nighttime adventure, which will include some education as well as two different experiences for small groups – the jail and the dungeon. At the end of the night, the group will gather together, enjoy a pizza feast and share their experiences. Tickets are $20. Participation is limited to 30 people. The event is not recommended for those with heart problems, those who are pregnant or nursing or children younger than 15. Participants must be able to sit quietly for extended periods of time.
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‘Rise Above’ The Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport in Port Clinton will host “Rise Above,” a unique educational program that tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen,. Aug. 29-Sept. 1. The exhibit features a rare red-tailed P-51C Mustang fighter, along with the “Rise Above” traveling exhibit, which tells the story of the group of dedicated young African American men who enlisted to fight in World War II. Visit www.portclintonairport.com.
Latta to speak Congressman Robert Latta will address issues facing agriculture in Ohio at the monthly Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, Thursday, Aug. 15 from 8-9:30 a.m. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. with informal networking prior, hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, located at 13737 Middleton Pike (SR 582) in Bowling Green. Latta serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has wide jurisdiction on legislative matters, including energy policy, telecommunications, food and drug safety, public health research and interstate and foreign commerce. He previously was a member of the Committee on Agriculture. The cost is $10 per person, payable by cash or check at the door, which includes breakfast and networking opportunities. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green industry program The Ohio State University Extension, Lucas County, in partnership with Owens Community College, will present the 16th Annual Green Industry Summer Session, Wednesday, Aug. 7 in the Audio Visual Classroom Center at Owens. The program is an educational event designed for members of the local landscape, garden center, tree care, and turf industry. Workshops and exhibits will be held throughout the afternoon on turf, plant disease and pests, invasive plant and insect controls, pesticide safety, water quality and more. Speakers will include Ohio State University Extension professionals and local green industry professionals including Matt Ross, Dr. Laura Deeter, Amy Stone, Dr. Curtis Young, Nancy Taylor, Chris Foley, Mark Koenig, Greg Meyer, and Kathy Smith. For more information, email Lee Richter at email@example.com or call 419-578-6783.
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Have rising prices caused you to skip local entertainment attractions like Cedar Point, Put-in-Bay, or the Toledo Zoo? Yes No To cast your ballot, go to www.presspublications.com Chastity Ratajski Walbridge “Breast Cancer Awareness, because I’ve been in remission since 2007 and have seen family and friends die from it.”
Erin Karl Elmore “The Christian Foundation for Children and the Aged. We sponsor a child named Chand from India to improve his quality of life. It’s just a really cool program.”
Veronica Knieriem Lindsey “Special Olympics, because it brings awareness to the community about the abilities of people with special needs who are often just seen for their disability.”
Cindy Johnson Oregon “St. Jude’s, because we have a family and my husband and I feel very lucky to have never needed their services but would like to help those who have.”
Cathy Martin Oregon “Paralyzed Veterans Association, because my husband was a Vietnam vet.”
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Guns in church? To the editor: A bill has recently been introduced to the Ohio General Assembly by State Rep. Ron Maag, (R-Lebanon) to allow concealed carrying in churches. Before we as a state can form an opinion on this issue, we must look at all the facts surrounding the bill. First, let’s take a look at the shooting in the movie theatre inside Aurora, Colo. As is with most businesses, there was and still is a sign proclaiming that firearms are not allowed within the facility. Did this sign or any law passed by either the Colorado government or the U.S. government stop James Eagan Holmes from entering the theatre on that night and killing 12 people while injuring 70 others? The answer is a simple no. Let’s also examine the temple shooting in Wisconsin. In August of 2012, Wade Michael Page killed six people and injured four others. Did the sign outside the Sikh temple telling people not to bring a gun into the facility stop the shooter from going in and forever altering 10 families’ lives? Yet again we stumble across the answer – no. The point I’m trying to make is that if a criminal wants to bring a gun into an area and cause harm to others, they will. No sign posted anywhere in a building will defend the people inside of a building. Rep. Maag understands this. The issue at hand on whether to allow guns in churches is not an issue of what political party someone belongs to. Instead, it is an issue of safety. It’s an issue of keeping people safe. We as a state must understand that times are changing. No place is as safe as it was 15 or even 10 years ago. We must get this issue passed, so people can feel safer within their place of worship. Byron Swartz Millbury
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Guest Editorial using. Detroit now owes nearly $20 billion to 100,000 creditors, mostly banks and pension funds, yet is unable to even keep up with current expenses. It has long since cut services to the bone, with many city offices manned by a skeleton staff. It hasn’t been enough. The average response time to a 911 call (in a city with one of the highest murder rates in the nation) is so long that many residents have given up using it altogether. Confronted with an emergency (like a heart attack for example), they simply deal with it on their own. It’s what happens when virtually all of the people with any resources whatsoever decide to abandon a city en masse. That’s what’s happened in Detroit. They used to call it “white flight,” but since black people with the option to leave bolted too, it’s more like “middle-class flight.”
Detroit had many problems, but the chief one was that it was a one-industry town. It made cars. When that industry, unable to keep up with foreign competition, began to leak jobs and the leaks eventually became a flood, Detroit’s vitality ebbed away. Then there was the problem of race. The city was always a racial tinderbox (it’s been the scene of three major race riots in the past 150 years), but the riot of 1967 was particularly ill-timed and destructive. It turbo-charged the ongoing middle-class flight. Before you knew it, a city built to accommodate nearly two million people had only 700,000 inhabitants rattling around, many of them destitute or close to it. Moreover, as much as two-thirds of the tax revenue being brought in by its reasonably prosperous downtown area was being sucked up by pension payments to retired government workers. That’s the way you get to be Detroit. Czar Orr wants to solve the city’s problems by making its creditors take a haircut that amounts to a scalping, settling debts for as little as 10 cents on the dollar. Some of the creditors want the city to first sell its assets, which include the multi-
Stepping up To the editor: The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit would like to thank our local community, NWO Toledo Salvation Army and “weekenders” for their generosity during our Christmas in July campaign July 19-28. Once again, the staff and volunteers at our ringing sites, Bassett’s, Community Market, Put-in-Bay and Jet Express, made this campaign a success by helping us raise $8,011.23. Thanks to all involved. A big thank you to the Jet Express for donating round trip tickets to our volunteers ringing at Put-in-Bay. Catawba Moorings, through Dockers with Donations, once again, has stepped up to the plate in assisting our local Salvation Army. They managed to collect two heaping shopping carts full of non-perishable items and $1,136 in their kettle. The Port Clinton Service Unit is proud to serve our local community and appreciates the wonderful response by our resi-
The once-proud city filed for bankruptcy. billion dollar contents of its world-class art museum and Belle Island, the crown jewel of the city’s once iconic park system. Who knows where it will end? The only sure result is that armies of lawyers will make bales of money. The federal government says it will not bail out the city. The state won’t either. Understandable, perhaps, but tragic. A hundred billion dollars for Iraq, but not one red cent for Detroit. That’s our motto. The city, it seems, will be left dependent on the kindness of strangers. That didn’t work out well for Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire. I don’t expect it will help Detroit either. OtherWords columnist Donald Kaul grew up in Detroit and now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. OtherWords.org Port Clinton Service Unit
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grant given to Serenity Farm Equestrian Center by the Bowling Green Community Foundation, equine-assisted therapy has made a positive impact on young girls who have endured abuse. Working together with the Daughter Project, our continued goals are to provide a healing venue to help these girls reach a new self, and not remain victims to their circumstances. Through the use of equineassisted therapy, the girls work through grief, increase self-esteem, build confidence and reach new levels of problem-solving to find better solutions for their own futures. Thank you, Bowling Green Community Foundation for recognizing the strong partnership with our financial support to help girls right here in Ohio. Debra DeHoff, Executive Director Serenity Farm Equestrian Center, Luckey
By Donald Kaul The other shoe finally dropped in Detroit. The once-proud city — variously known as “Motown,” “the Arsenal of Democracy,” and “the City of Champions” — filed for bankruptcy. Detroit’s the largest American city ever to do this, and it’s been coming for a long time. Detroit’s been a mess for decades, but that shouldn’t blind us to how astonishing the event is. How does a city that was once the nation’s fourth-largest go bankrupt? How does a city that was the first to make “working class” a synonym for “middle class” become the equivalent of homeless? In other words, how does a city go bankrupt? It’s a city, for crying out loud. It can’t go sleep under a bridge. Yet that’s where it finds itself. Some of its wounds are self-inflicted, largely by the long string of incompetent and corrupt politicians its voters kept electing. No one elected the man who filed for the bankruptcy, however. He is Kevyn Orr, the well-regarded bankruptcy attorney Governor Rick Snyder made emergency manager of the city. The state legislature bestowed czar-like powers on him, which he’s clearly
dents and “weekend locals” with going above and beyond to help the Salvation Army Port Clinton Service Unit continue their efforts in providing assistance for our community. We are currently accepting applications for our Tools for School Program. If you would like to make a donation to any of the Salvation Army-Ottawa County Programs, please me at 419-732-2769. Maureen Saponari, Director The Salvation Army
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Wicked good fun flying into the Stranahan Theater Ongoing: • Through Oct. 7: “The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier” on exhibit, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. In commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the Hayes Museum presents an exclusive exhibit detailing how Northwest Ohio was pivotal in turning the War of 1812 from a defeat to victory. Artifacts and manuscripts from the Hayes Presidential Center Collections, area museums and historical societies and the private collection of Lou Schultz are featured. 419332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org. • Aug. 9-Nov. 10: “Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie” Exhibit, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Paintings, prints, sculptures, artifacts, letters, and music on loan and from the museum’s permanent collection. One of the prominent works on view will be the heroically scaled painting “Perry’s Victory on Lake Erie” by marine painter Thomas Burch, depicting a critical moment just before the surrender of the British ships, on loan from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. 419-255-8000 or toledomuseum.org/exhibitions/the-battleof-lake-erie/. www.toledomuseum.org. • Sculpture in the Village, Williams Park, SR 300, Main Street, Gibsonburg. A walkway path of more than 20 sculptures designed by various artists. • Hike the Dikes, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and a date in October TBA. Meet at the Migratory Bird Center for the approximately 90minute walks. Attend three hikes and earn a hickory walking stick. www. friendsofmageemarsh.org. • Jazz in the Garden, Thursday evenings through Sept. 12, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring chairs, blankets, cocktails, food, etc. and enjoy some cool jazz. www.toledogarden. org. • Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 15: Live Harness Racing Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd., Toledo. 419-476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.com.
August Aug. 2-4: Fort Stephenson Bicentennial Celebration, a three-day festival that includes fireworks, a grand parade, live period entertainment, re-enactments, British and American encampments, a farmer’s market, 5K run and more. Located at the crossroads of Park, Croghan and Garrison streets, Fremont. www.fortstephe nsonbicentennial.com. Aug. 3: Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, Chateau Tebeau Winery, 525 SR 635, Helena. 4 p.m. Free admission. No reservations. Samples will be available for purchase beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 3-4: 30th Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Antique dolls, teddy bears and modern collectibles and accessories, along with workshops and other activities. www. saudervillage.org. Aug. 4: Arts in the Garden, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Art for sale, live entertainment, arts and crafts for all ages. Free and open to the public. www.toledogarden.org. Aug. 4: Backstreet Boys in Concert, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com. Aug. 4: Spiegel Groves Squires vs. the Great Black Swamp Frogs of Bowling Green in a game of vintage base ball at 2 p.m. at the Hayes Presidential Center, located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Visit www.rbhayes.org details. Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25: Marblehead Lighthouse Tour, 110 Lighthouse Dr., Marblehead. Tours offered every 15 minutes. 419-7344424, ext. 2. Aug. 7: Kelly Miller Circus, with shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Clay High School, Oregon. Sponsored by Clay High Alumni and Friends. Advance tickets available at the Oregon Board of Education office, Maumee Bay General Store, Maumee Bay Veterinarian Hospital and 2nd Avenue Hair & Nail Salon for $10 for adults and $6 for kids under 12. On the day of the circus, adult tickets are $15 and under 12 are $7. www.clayalumni.com or www. kellymillercircus.com. Aug. 7: Verandah Concert, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland,
Calendar Fremont. The evening starts with an ice cream social at 6:45 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and choose a spot on the lawn. www.rbhayes.org. Aug. 8: The Happy Together Tour 2013, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, 6:30 p.m. www.etix.com. Aug. 8-11: 30th Northwest Ohio Rib-Off, Lucas Co. Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee. Four days of the best national and local BBQ ribbers¸ for your taste buds, national entertainment acts, amusement rides, vendors and more. www.dotoledo. org. Colt Ford with Special Guest Josh Thompson, will perform Aug. 8; Bret Michaels will perform Aug. 9 and Kansas will bring their 40th anniversary tour Aug. 10. www.ticketmaster.com. Aug. 8-11: Young Rep: “Guys & Dolls Jr.,” Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo. www.toledorep.org or 419-2439277. Aug. 9: NWO Hopheads Festival, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial, Sylvania. Featuring more than 30 craft breweries with more than 150 different brews. www. centennialterrace.org. Aug. 9-10: Ohio’s South of the Border Festival, Perrysburg Heights Community Park, 12282 Jefferson St., Perrysburg. Food, dancing, rides, games, raffles and more to benefit Perrysburg Heights Community Center’s free programming. 419-450-3358. Aug. 9-11: USA BMX Buckeye Nationals, ARCA/Toledo Speedway BMX Track, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo. www. ToledoSpeedwayBMX.com. Aug. 9 & 16: Movies in the Park, White Star Park, 925 Main St., Gibsonburg, dusk. Free. Enjoy the new outdoor 16-foot inflatable cinema system, thanks to the Sandusky Co. Communities Foundation and People for Parks. Bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the free family movies outdoors. www. lovemyparks.com. Aug. 10-11: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Indianapolis Indians, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington, Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com. Aug. 11: AAA Classic Car & Truck Show, AAA Northwest Ohio, 7150 W. Central Ave., Toledo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Car show, food, music, raffles and more. Free for spectators. www.AAA.com/carshow. Aug. 12: Historic Jail and Dungeon Tour, 622 Croghan St., Fremont. Hour-long tours, which are fun for all ages, are offered on the half hour starting at 5 p.m. and running until 7 p.m. $2. Tickets are available at the Sandusky Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau, 712 North St. 419-332-4470. Aug. 13: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Norfolk Tides, Fifth Third Bank, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www. mudhens.com. Aug. 14: Ladies Night Out, Aug. 14, 7-10 p.m., Chateau Tebeau Winery, 525 SR 635, Helena, 7-10 p.m. Featuring a Fall Fashion Show by Personal D’Signs. Tickets are $20, which includes a glass of wine, hors d’oeuvres, a mini mani with hand massage and more. Reserve tickets by calling 419680-0386. Aug. 14-17: Pemberville Free Fair, downtown Pemberville, O. Entertainment, contests, arts and crafts, parade, exhibitions and more. www.pembervillefair.org. Aug. 14-17: 17th Annual Rug Hooking Exhibit, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Rug-hooking demonstrations, workshops and vendor booths. www. saudervillage.org. Aug. 14-29: “Wicked” on stage, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. www.theaterleague.com or 419-381-8851. Aug. 16: 80s Explosion Party, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial, Sylvania, 8 p.m. www.centennialterrace.org. Aug. 16-18: National Tractor Pulling Championships, Wood Co. Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. 1-888FULPULL or www.pulltown.com. Aug. 16-18: Festival of India, The Hindu Temple & Heritage Hall of Toledo, 4336 King Rd., Sylvania. Featuring dances
The oil portrait of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. (Photo courtesy of the Toledo Museum of Art) paying tribute to Bollywood and India dance forms, food from Indian restaurants from Toledo and Michigan and more. http://hindutempleoftoledo.org. Aug. 17: Barefoot at the Beach, Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Rd., Oregon, 611 p.m. Island sounds of the Glass City Steel Drum Band and Madison Avenue Band, food from some of Toledo’s top restaurants and more. Benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo. www.barefootatthebeach.org. Aug. 17: Dog Days of Summer, downtown Fremont, 9 a.m. Free. Dog owners are invited to bring their furry friends to the farmer’s market. Pet fashion show, contests, goodies and more. www.downtownfremontohio. org. Aug. 17: 36th Annual Maumee Summer Fair, Uptown Maumee, Conant Street Maumee. Parade, arts and crafts, entertainment, kids’ area, Bow Wow Bash and more. www. maumeeuptown.com. Aug. 17-18: 9th Annual Levis Commons Fine Art Fair, the Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg. More than 125 artists and artisans will take part in this juried fair that will feature jewelry, ceramics, painting, glass, photography, fiber and more. Free admission and parking. www. theguild.org Aug. 17-18: 39th Annual Birmingham Ethnic Festival, Consaul Street between Front and Milford in Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood. Take a trip to the Old Country and enjoy food, entertainment, crafts and more. www.birminghamethnicfestival.org Aug. 17-20: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Gwinnett Braves, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www. mudhens.com. Aug. 18: Rockin’ Brew, Maumee Bay Brewing Co., The Oliver House, 27 Broadway St., Toledo, 3-9 p.m. Enjoy beers from Maumee Bay Brewing Co. and four other Ohio breweries, plus tunes by Kentucky Chrome. 419-724-2211 or www. maumeebayriverfestival.com. Aug. 20-25: Sandusky Co. Fair. Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. www.sanduskycountyfair.com. Aug. 21: Verandah Concert, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. The evening starts with an ice cream social at 6:45 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and choose a spot on the lawn. www.rbhayes.org. Aug. 23: Johnny Knorr Orchestra: Music of Glenn Miller, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, 7:30 p.m. 419882-1500 or www.centennialterrace.org. Aug. 23: Glass City Singles “Monopoly Money Dance,” Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland, 8 p.m.-midnight. Open to singles 21 and older. 734-856-8963 or www.toledosingles.com. Aug. 23-24: Semi-Annual Village-Wide Garage Sale Days, Village of Oak Harbor. A complete list of sales will be available at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce and the Oak Harbor Public Library, and
also on www.oakharborohio.net starting Wednesday Aug. 21. Info: Valerie Winterfield at 419-898-0479. Aug. 23-25: German-American Festival, Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon. Northwest Ohio’s oldest ethnic festival featuring non-stop music and entertainment. Other highlights include shopping at the Import Haus, a stonethrowing contest, a children’s Hummel look-alike contest, live glockenspiel, soccer games, children’s games, and more. http:// www.gafsociety.org. Aug. 24: Barbershop Sing, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Featuring the Singing Buckeyes of Columbus and other sweet sounds. www. saudervillage.org. Aug. 24: Travis Tritt in Concert, Hollywood Casino Toledo, 777 Hollywood Blvd., Toledo, 8 p.m. 419-661-5200. Aug. 24: 22nd Annual Pollyball Tournament, International Park, Main St., Toledo. An annual tournament in memory of Polly Hylant-Tracy, who lost her battle with cancer in 1990. www.pollyball.com. Aug. 24-25: Life in Early Ohio, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. Watch “lost” historic skills including blacksmithing, coopering, tinsmithing and more. www.fortmeigs.org. Aug. 26: Jailhouse Rock Dinner Theater, Historic Sandusky Co. Jail, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 5:30 p.m. An evening of live jailhouse entertainment provided by David Lester, plus a catered meal served “jail style” in the cell block. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Sandusky Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau, 712 North St., Fremont. 419-332-4470. Aug. 27: Super Cruise-In, historic downtown Genoa, 5-8 p.m. Cruisin’ Zeake announces cars and plays `50s and `60s classic rock on his “oldies machine.” www. genoaohio.org. Aug. 28-29: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Indianapolis Indians, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com. Aug. 28: Chicago in concert, Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, 2700 Broadway, Toledo, 7:30 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com. Aug. 30: School Bus Night of Destruction, ARCA/Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. 419-727-1100. Aug. 30-Sept. 1: 9th Annual Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival, downtown Port Clinton. Food, music, dancing, drawings and more. www.kofc1750.org or on Facebook. Aug. 31-Sept. 2: 25th Anniversary Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power, Inc. (S.C.R.A.P.) Tractor & Engine Show, White Star Park, SR 300, a mile south of Gibsonburg. Displays of antique tractors, engines, cars, trucks, motorcycles and farm equipment, demonstrations, live entertainment, food, a large flea market and more. s-c-r-a-p-inc.org Aug. 31: Butterfly and Bug Festival, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Visit Nature’s Neighborhood from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of fun dedicated to the creatures that creep and crawl and float and flutter. Also, live spider feeding, crafts and activities inspired by the zoo’s buggy buddies. 419419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org. Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Milan Melon Festival, Village Square, Milan, O. www. milanmelonfestival.org.
September Sept. 1: Glacial Glimpses, Glacial Grooves, Kelleys Island. Discover one of Ohio’s greatest geological marvels. Kelleysislandchamber.com. Sept. 3, 10, 17 & 24: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Seniors are treated to free admission, great perks and activities every Tuesday during Senior Discovery Days and great discounts during the rest of the week. 419-419-3854040 or www.toledozoo.org. Sept. 6-8: 43rd Greek-American Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 N. Superior St., Toledo. A celebration of the Orthodox faith, Greek culture, entertainment, food, pastry and hospitality. www.toledogreekfest.com Sept. 6-8: Black Swamp Arts Festival, downtown Bowling Green. More than 100 juried art displays from artists from around the country, plus food, music, kids’ activities and more. www.blackswamparts.org
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Walbridge celebration includes baseball, fireworks The Centennial Anniversary Celebration continues in Walbridge Aug. 10 with a Vintage Base Ball Game in Loop Park, followed by fireworks. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. with registration for baseball contests, open to ages 5-12. Competitions will include longest hit, most hits (pitching machine), fastest base runner and throwing accuracy. Free Mud Hens tickets will be available for the first 40 children to register. Games and contests will begin at 5 p.m. Also beginning at 5 p.m., there will be 25cent hot dogs, along with peanuts, drinks and root beer floats available for purchase. The Vintage Base Ball game, featuring Walbridge players vs. a CSX team, will begin at 7 p.m. Sylvania Black Swamp Frogs will umpire and assist during the game. At 9:30 p.m. fireworks will light up the sky over Aqua Terrace. Parking will be available on the streets or in the St. Jerome Church parking lot after 6 p.m. No parking will be available at the pool. For nformation, visit www.walbridgecent.com or on Facebook.
St. John’s Cruise In Vehicle owners are invited to show off their cars, bikes, golf carts, street rods and dune buggies at St. John’s United Church of Christ’s first annual Cruise In held Aug. 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The church is located at 1213 Washington St., Genoa. Registration is optional, however the first 50 to sign up will receive a dash plaque and one drink ticket. An optional $10 donation will be welcomed for the church’s Mission Fund. To register call 19-855–3906.
Veteran’s Festival planned VFW Post 2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd., Northwood, will present a Veteran’s Festival Aug. 23 and 24. Friday night’s activities include karaoke, food and beverages. Saturday’s highlights include a flea market, craft sale, kids’ games, bingo, 50/50 raffles and food and beer. Entertainment will include Nite Express at 4 p.m. and The Storm at 7:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Ohio VFW Charities.
Wine festival returns The Lake Erie Shores & Islands once featured huge vineyards that spread from east of Sandusky to the western region near the bay because of the lakeshore climate. In celebration of the area’s heritage as the largest wine-producing region in the nation prior to Prohibition, the Toast of Ohio Wine Heritage Festival will be held Aug. 9 and 10 on Sandusky’s waterfront. The wine festivities begin Friday evening with a wine-tasting event held at the Sandusky Greenhouse from 5:30-8 pm. The Merry-Go-Round Museum, The Maritime Museum of Sandusky, and The Sandusky Greenhouse are hosting the evening event and wine tasting. Tickets for the Friday evening fun are $15 before Aug. 5, and $25 at the door. Tickets include light appetizers and wine tastes. Patrons who attend Friday night’s wine tasting event will again gain free admission to Saturday’s festival, by bringing their 2013 wine glass with them. The festival will kick off Saturday at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion, 605 East Water St. with 10 Ohio wineries, gourmet food, live musical entertainment and an artist’s show-
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Etc. case. The festival grounds are open Saturday from noon – 8 p.m. Admission for Saturday is $5 per person and includes a souvenir Toast of Ohio wine glass and two wine tastings. Admission fees benefit the sponsoring museums, the Maritime Museum of Sandusky and MerryGo-Round Museum. Tickets will be available to purchase for exchange for wine tastings and food purchases. Wine tasting tickets are four for $3 and glass pours will vary by vendor. Food offerings will range from $5. Ticket packages – including a combination of food and wine tickets will be available for purchase. Participating wineries include Paper Moon Vineyards, Firelands Winery, Ferrante Winery, Maize Valley Winery, Viking Vineyards, Stoney Ridge Winery, Quarry Hill Winery, Myrddin Winery, Matus Winery, and Chateau Tebeau. Call 1-800-255-3743 for information.
Library history on the road In observance of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s 175th anniversary, traveling kiosk units displaying the system’s rich history will travel among 19 countywide library locations. The kiosks include a flat-screen monitor which continuously run a 175th commemoration video containing the full historic journey of the Toledo library system, including: • 1838 – Toledo Young Men’s Association was organized under a charter granted by the Ohio Legislature, the objective being to establish a lyceum and public library. Toledo’s population was 1,000, and 66 residents signed up. • 1890 – A new Main Library opened at Madison and Ontario. The library was built in the early Norman style with touches of Byzantine and Romanesque. Two tall towers flanked the Ontario entrance. • 1940 – In response to dramatic growth over the years, which included multiple branch locations, a new Main Library opened Sept. 4, 1940. The library was built in the popular art-deco style. • 1970 – The Toledo Public Library, the Lucas County Public Library and the Sylvania Public Library merged into one system, becoming the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. The kiosk will be at the Oregon Branch Library through Aug. 6; at the Birmingham Branch Aug. 6-15 and at the Locke Branch Aug. 15-28. For information, visit toledolibrary.org or call 419-259-5200.
Library’s most requested • “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” by Robert Galbraith. • “Second Honeymoon,” by James Patterson, with author Howard Roughan. • “Mistress,” by James Patterson, with author David Ellis. • “And the Mountains Echoed,” by Khaled Hosseini. • “Beautiful Day,” by Elin Hilderbrand.
• “The Ocean at the End of the Lane,” by Neil Gaiman. • “Sisterland,” by Curtis Sittenfeld. • “Bombshell,” by Catherine Coulter. • “Joyland,” by Stephen King. • “Bad Monkey,” by Carl Hiaasen. Find or reserve a book at toledolibrary. org.
Dungeon Descent The Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau will present “Dungeon Descent,” a paranormal adventure at the Historic Sandusky County Jail & Dungeon Friday, Aug. 30 from 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Doors will open at 8:15 p.m. for the nighttime adventure, which will include some education as well as two different experiences for small groups – the jail and the dungeon. At the end of the night, the group will gather together, enjoy a pizza feast and share their experiences. Tickets are $20. Participation is limited to 30 people. The event is not recommended for those with heart problems, those who are pregnant or nursing or children younger than 15. Participants must be able to sit quietly for extended periods of time. More details are available by contacting the Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 419-332-4470 or by emailing Katherine Rice at events@sanduskycounty. org.
Walk on the wildlife side Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is offering a number of family-friendly programs in August. The offerings include: • Saturday, Aug. 3, 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Nature Tots, a program for children ages 3-5, will feature Fabulous Flowers. From 1-2:30 p.m., Swampers ages 6-12 will learn about Pollinators. Reservations recommended. Call 419-898-0014 to sign up. • Sunday, Aug. 4 – Monthly Bird Survey. Meet at the trailhead parking lot at 8 a.m. Dress for the weather. Birding skills are not necessary. • Tuesday, Aug. 6 – Join a ranger on a Blue Goose Bus Tour from 9 a.m.-noon. Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to habitat hotspots in the area. Destinations will vary and reservations are required. Call 419-8980014 to save a spot. • Friday, Aug. 9 – Explore the world of owls and learn about their amazing adaptations on a guided hike through the forest from 8-10 p.m. • Saturday, Aug. 10 – From 1:30-3 p.m., bring your bike and join a ranger for Bike the Dikes. Explore the refuge trail system in search of wildlife. Helmets are encouraged. • Aug. 17-18 – Enjoy a seven-mile selfguided tour through the refuge from the comfort of your car. Tour departs from the visitor center parking lot. Gates open at 8 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.fws. gov/refuge/ottawa or call 419-898-0014 for a current calendar of public programming.
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Eagle athlete Brooke Gyori starring on the beach, too By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer email@example.com It doesnâ€™t sound like Brooke Gyori has a lot of free time. The Clay High School junior runs cross country and plays on the Eaglesâ€™ volleyball team in the fall, plays basketball in the winter and plays outfield for the softball team in the spring. Her summers are spent playing for and practicing with the Premier Volleyball Club, based in Maumee. Premier sends teams to play travel volleyball as well as compete in local and national tournaments. This marks the second summer that Premier has offered two-man beach volleyball, and Gyori, 16, who has been playing indoor volleyball since she was 5, decided to give playing the sport in sand a shot back in May. â€œThere are a lot of different things you do (in beach volleyball), like the shots you take,â€? Gyori said. â€œYou canâ€™t do certain things. Sand (isnâ€™t) hard, and you have to adjust. Beach volleyball will really help with my indoor game. Youâ€™re getting stronger when youâ€™re moving around in the sand.â€? Whereas indoor team volleyball consists of six players, beach volleyball is just you and one other teammate. Perhaps youâ€™ve heard of Olympic champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh? â€œYou really have to communicate,â€? Gyori said. â€œYou want to talk to each other so you donâ€™t go for the same balls. Indoors, you know what youâ€™re going for. Beach volleyball is really fun; I really enjoy it. I used to play down at the docks (downtown) for fun. Premier started it last year and this year I thought it would be fun.â€? Premier pairs up individual club members to compete, and Gyori got paired with Abby King, 16, a student at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich. â€œOne tournament she and I were paired together and worked really well together,â€? Gyori said, â€œand they just kept pairing us together. We really got along well and communicated well and had fun. We played in a couple tournaments together, kind of towards the middle of the season in midJune. I was surprised (at our success) a little bit, but at the same time we jelled together.â€? Gyori and King teamed to take second place at a USA Midwest Regional Tournament in Mason, Ohio, then embarked on an even bigger task late last month. They competed in the USA Junior Beach Tour Championships in Milwaukee on July 27-28 and came home with second place medals in the 16 Club gold bracket. â€œI thought we had a really good chance,â€? Gyori said. â€œWe started off a little rough the the first day and then we got into it. The first day, we werenâ€™t winning by a lot. By the second day, in the morning, we really started beating up on these teams.â€? In the finals, Gyori and King won the first game, 21-13, but they werenâ€™t able to close out the match. â€œThe second game the other team started to get better ball control and we had to move around our shots,â€? Gyori said. â€œThey were ahead by about 10 points and we started coming back, but it was already too late. We lost that one and we lost the third game. I was happy with what we got. We worked for that. I never even thought we would come this far.â€? Gyori said the tournament in Mason helped her and King prepare for the big tournament in Wisconsin the following week. â€œIt was a pretty big tournament, like 40 teams there,â€? Gyori said. â€œWe got to see and try new things, like blocking. We worked on our weaknesses.â€? She added that playing beach volleyball will be an asset when she takes the court indoors this fall for the Eagles. â€œI think itâ€™s going to help me,â€? Gyori said. â€œMy communication is a lot better. Indoors, Iâ€™m more quiet and now Iâ€™m getting louder and I have more energy. Iâ€™ll probably (play beach volleyball) the next two years. Itâ€™s really fun and you get to meet new people.â€?
Clay volleyball player Brooke Gyori serving on the beach this summer. (Photo courtesy of James Gyori)
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Visitors sure to spy plenty of fun at Pemberville Fair By Tammy Walro Press Entertainment Editor firstname.lastname@example.org National Security Agency contractorturned-leaker Edward Snowden likely won’t be attending the Pemberville Free Fair Aug. 14-17, as he is currently “visiting” Russia for an extended stay. But in keeping with all the “spy talk” that’s been in the news lately, and playing off the name of the fun game many played as kids, the theme for this year’s fair is “I Spy... Fun.” With food, games, a variety of traditional fair competitions, entertainment and rides, there is plenty of fun to be uncovered at the popular annual fair. And the best part is admission remains free. The 2013 grand stand stage entertainment opens Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. with “I Want Animal Magic,” an exotic animal and magic show. From 8 to 9:30 p.m., Lynn Trefzger, a ventriloquist who brings a trunk full of comical characters to life, will perform. Wrapping up main stage entertainment Aug. 14, the audience will hear young rising talent Connor Rose, a 16-year-old country singer and guitarist who has released his first EP completed title, “The End of Tonight.” Connor has opened for “Lone Star” and performed in a variety of venues, including The General Jackson Showboat in Nashville. On Thursday, Aug. 15, The Stickers, a Western Pennsylvania band with three brothers, four country chart hits in Europe and five in the U.S. will perform at 9 p.m. The band has appeared nationally with national artists like Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band, Miranda Lambert, Justin Moore, Uncle Kracker, Travis Tritt, Clint Black and more. Though the name implies they will perform later, After Midnight will take the stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 to take listeners back to the 1970s with cover songs from bands such as Kiss, Foghat, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, KC & The Sunshine Band and the Bee Gees. The five veteran musicians who make up After Midnight have been “Stayin’ Alive” for some time and have performed over the years with such artists as
The 2013 Pemberville Free Fair, which will be held Aug. 14-17, will include a number of new events and activities, as well as some time-tested popular favorites, including the Kiddie Parade set for Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Eddie Money, Kansas, and Confederate Railroad. The fair unofficially begins with the annual Community Church Service on Sun., Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. in the Commercial Tent on the fairgrounds. The American Legion will make a chicken barbeque available right after the service. The official Opening Ceremony will be held Wed., Aug. 14 at 6:15 p.m. at the main stage with the welcome by Mayor Gordon Bowman, an invocation and flag raising, and performances by Julie’s Dance Studio. The traditional Kiddie Parade kicks off at
6:30 p.m. Prizes are awarded in eight different categories, including entrants who best portray the fair’s “I Spy Fun” theme; the Good Ole Days; patriotic; radio, TV, movies and commercials; small floats; storybook characters; green materials and duct tape creations. From 8-9 p.m. Aug. 14 on the main stage, the fair’s Senior King and Queen Ed and Lois Wozniak will be crowned, Outstanding Citizens Judy and Bill Beard and Fair Scholarship recipients Jennifer Lang and Jared Haas will be recognized, and the junior and teen royalty contestants will be announced. In the teen category, contestants are Eastwood High junior Sierra Corns, seniors Michaela Bunge, Maddie Jackson and McKayla Phillips; and recent Eastwood graduate Kellie Recker. Traditional fair competitions will include baked goods, with judging in adult and children’s categories beginning at 2 p.m. Aug. 14. The baked goods will be auctioned to raise money for the fair immediately after the Kiddie Parade at the Scout Cabin. Poultry and small animals also will be judged on Aug. 14 from 1-4 p.m. Produce will be judged Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. The Central Ohio Pony Pulling Association contest will be held at 6 p.m. in the valley in two height classes. A horse pull is set for 3 p.m. Aug. 16 in the valley with competitions in lightweight and heavyweight. American Legion Freedom Post 183’s Cattle Sale, featuring 38 steers, will be held Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Calf Club Barn led by auctioneer Andrew Lang. A market goat show and sale begins with weigh-in from 910 a.m. Aug. 14, judging at 3 p.m. Aug. 15 and sale at 6 p.m. Aug. 16. The 84th annual fair Flower Show will be held Aug. 14-17 at Legion Memorial Hall. “A Wedding A’ Fair” is the theme of the show, sponsored by the Four Seasons Garden Club. The 29th annual fair Quilt Show will be on display Aug. 14 from 6-8 p.m., Aug. 15 and 16 from noon to 8 p.m., and Aug. 17 from 3-6 p.m. On Aug. 15, a swine scramble contest will be held for youths ages 6-15 who are registered by Aug. 8 and live within a 30mile radius of Pemberville.
Category winners from the Kiddie Parade will march Aug. 17 at 12:30 p.m. ahead of the grand parade featuring Eastwood and other area bands and floats, military and Shriner units, antique vehicles and fire trucks all moving out at noon through town. Pete Maxwell, a retired UPS driver who spent about 30 years delivering to the Pemberville/Eastwood area, was chosen as parade grand marshal. Other special events include a Sidewalk Chalk Art contest on Aug. 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Rain date Aug. 15); Kids Pedal Tractor Pull by weight class on Aug. 15 beginning at 5 p.m. in the library parking lot; a cornhole tournament with up to 24 teams Aug. 15 beginning at 5 p.m. at the basketball court; a fresh salsa-making contest Aug. 15; Twist & Shot Youth Dance for kids from K-5 is set for Aug. 16 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in front of the main stage; a Scavenger Hunt from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 in front of the main stage with clues representing something or someplace to visit at the fair; an Anything on Wheels Vehicle Show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church parking lot; a Sand Castle Building contest Aug. 17 from 3-3:45 p.m. in front of the main stage with prizes for most detailed, tallest, most creative and overall best (sand, pails and shovels provided); a dog show with a variety of categories Aug. 17 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in front of main stage; the 38th annual Tug of War contest on Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. in the school valley featuring categories for youths ages 10-17 and adults; a five-team Pantry Project Aug. 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. near the main stage to create a creative structure from nonperishable food cans and household goods; and a three-mile Pancreatic Research walk on Aug. 18 beginning at 1 p.m. Bingo will be offered from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 14-16 and 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Free senior bingo for persons age 55 and older will be held Aug. 15-16 from 1-3 p.m. Free kids bingo for children in kindergarten through fifth grade will be Aug. 16 from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the bingo tent. Throughout the fair, a free Kids Zone Tent for children from preschool to fourth grade will be operated. Hours vary by day, check the fair book for details.
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East Side Idol The East Side Idol contest, held June 27 in conjunction with the Family Fun Fest at the East Toledo Family Center, included 26 young contestants who competed in four age categories. Winners included Michael Szymczak, sixth grade and younger; Oceannah Vongphachanh, seventh-ninth grade; Selena Pickett, 10th-12th grade and in the 18 and above category, for the ďŹ rst time ever, there was a tie between Cory Brown and Jonathan Rivera.
The annual Golden Years Luncheon of Waite High School will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10, in conjunction with the kick-off of Waiteâ€™s 100th anniversary. The luncheon, open to members of all classes 1915 through 1963 who have celebrated their 50th class reunions, will be held at the Grant Murray Field House at Waite. For more information, call Judy Bee at 419-693-6114 or email@example.com.
Clay reunion set Members of the Clay High School class of 1993 will hold a reunion Aug. 10 from 6 p.m.-midnight at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., Oregon. Those who would like to RSVP should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Denni at 419-283-5158 by Monday, Aug. 5.
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