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Grub ‘n Suds Depot Park, Elmore, was the site of the annual Grub ‘n Suds. The event is sponsored by the Elmore Historical Society and featured bike games, food, live music and plenty of motorcycles. Bottom photos, left, Lucinda Kinnan, East Toledo, and, right, Jodi Reinhart, Genoa, show off their rides. (Photos courtesy of Russ Lytle)
Rare, electric Pacer last of its kind By J. Patrick Eaken Press Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Joe Badger likes AMC Pacers so much he collects them. One of his Pacers, an electric car built by Electric Vehicles Associates during the 1970s energy crisis, is believed to be the only one of its kind remaining. If you wander down to Genoa’s Cruisin’ classic car show and street fair on Sept. 21, you might catch Badger and his “Change of Pace.” Badger, a Genoa resident, owns JBI Corp., an independent battery testing laboratory not far from his home. So close, he can plug in his electric Pacer overnight and drive it to work the next day without spending a cent for gas. EVA was started by high school vocational education teachers in Cleveland as part of a student project. The aptly-named “Change of Pace” reached top speeds of 55 miles per hour and went from zero to 30 in less than 12 seconds. The range was 30 to 50 miles. According to Dennis Eichenberg, EVA made well over 100 Change of Pace Pacers, and then turned to Ford Fairmonts and Ford Escorts. Badger got his chance to meet Eichen-
...I thought, ‘Man, that’s a rare car. I have to have it,’ so I bought it.
Imagine you’re a grower but not able to even see the fruits of your labor until the day you harvest. Unlike the cultivation of grain crops or vegetables, Marc and Michele Gradel are relatively unsure if their efforts have paid off until Marc drains the ponds at his Martin farm. If it’s been a favorable growing season, the waters will recede to a certain level and then what was a placid pond resembles a boiling pan of water as thousands of shrimp are roused from their bottom-dwelling existence. In their third year of operating Sweetwater Farms, 7024 State Route 2, the Gradels are still learning the finer points of shrimp farming - an endeavor that Michele describes as a combination of hard work and fun. “During the season we can’t really see them,” Michele said. “We go out every night with a flashlight and feed them and can see their eyes but we don’t really know how many we have until we harvest them. It’s kind of nerve wracking.” The three ponds at Sweetwater Farms each cover about a half acre or so. The deep ends range from five to seven feet. The nearby Lake Erie marshes offer an advantage, says Michele, by naturally filtering the pond water. Freshwater shrimp have a sweeter taste than those grown in saltwater, she said, and have little or no iodine. The growing season coincides roughly with the summer months. The Gradels place juvenile shrimp in the ponds in early June and harvest them by mid-September. Ideally, the water temperature should be about 80 degrees. This summer was cool enough to affect the growth of the juveniles. “We had really cool weather this summer,” Michele said. “The year before last it was warmer and we had some real giants in there. People out here were calling them Bono lobster.”
berg, one of the original electrical engineers to work on converting Pacers and other cars to electric power. Badger bought his Pacer from a “car jockey,” who bought it from a New York engineer, inventor, and art gallery owner. He believes he has the only one remaining that is all-electric. “There might be some with gas motors in them because they were experimental, and most of them were sold to the government and electrical utilities and all torn apart,” Badger said. He saw it on eBay, and the temptation was too much. “I test batteries for a living, I collect
AMCs, and I thought, ‘Man, that’s a rare car. I have to have it,’ so I bought it,” Badger said. Badger’s Pacer only had 25 miles logged on it when he bought the car, but it was rusted, and it took the Genoa businessman two years, five months, and two weeks to finish restoration. “I took it completely apart,” Badger said. “I mean, you could not disassemble it any farther. I didn’t paint it or reassemble the body parts first, but I can’t take all the credit. A lot of people helped me. “I restored the original controls. I’ll say that they worked, but they didn’t work very well and even the engineer who had worked on it originally said they were dangerous, and that’s one of the reasons they were all disassembled after testing. I have all those original controls, which is very unusual. I don’t think you’ll find another set, and I put in a modern controller.” Badger also drives a 1973 German electric moped his father purchased to work, but he doesn’t take either vehicle much farther. He could drive the Pacer to Toledo or Sandusky, but would have to find somewhere to plug it in and wait for a charge, which usually takes overnight. “If you’re driving 35 to 40 miles per
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Perry lecture Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, portrayed by Jeremy Meier, will visit the Hayes Presidential Center during a one-man lecture/performance Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. Admission is free and open to all. The Hayes Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues in Fremont. Meier, assistant professor of fine and performing arts at Owens Community College, was commissioned by the Ohio Humanities Council to develop and write a show based on Perry as part of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Titled “Oliver Hazard Perry: Hero of Lake Erie,” the 35-minute performance will relate the history of the Battle of Lake Erie as told by Perry himself. Meier will take questions from the audience following the lecture. It took Meier nine months to research Perry, the Navy commander who is known for his victory over a British squadron during the Battle of Lake Erie. He then enlisted the help of colleague Nichole Newman, an adjunct professor in fine and performing arts at Owens, to design and create period clothing for his performances. Meier premiered his work during the 2013 Ohio Chautauqua Series. Visit www.rbhayes.org for more information.
Continued from front page hour, I think you might get 50 to 60 miles. If you get up to 60 miles per hour, I’m not sure you’ll get 20 miles out of it — you’ll probably get 10 to 15,” Badger said. “It’s very complicated because it depends on how far you drove it — how many amp-per-hours you took out. To fully charge a battery, you have to put in more energy than you took out. So, if you took out 100 amp-per-hours, you’d have to put back in 120 amp-per-hours to fully charge the battery,” Badger continued. “It has a little two-gallon gasoline tank because it has a gasoline fired heater, like a Volkswagen, to keep the cockpit warm in the winter. I’ve never used it, but other than that, you have to plug it into the wall to recharge it. I have a charger built into the car, you open the gas cap. “ It has automatic transmission, and if you’re tired of changing oil, this might be the car for you. Very little engine oil is necessary, if any, and also not necessary are many engine parts needed to run a gasoline fueled automobile. “You have transmission fluid, but if you have no leaks you would use none or a very minimal amount,” Badger said. “But, if you have flooded batteries you have to keep distilled water in them. I don’t have any idea how much it costs to charge it offhand — I haven’t figured that out. But it costs less per mile to operate. “It’s all manufactured very well with 120-volt golf cart batteries, and it is actually programmable. I have a laptop that I carry in the front seat and I can monitor its performance.” The original owner invented a “hydraulically operated hybrid vehicle recharging system,” which he patented and put on the car. Badger believes the 1970s-era patent has expired, and he removed the system so that the Pacer can be restored to its original condition. But, it did serve a purpose. “It has air cylinders next to all the shock absorbers, and if the car bounced up and down over bumps, these air cylinders would compress air in a tank, and that compressed air would run a generator which would help recharge the battery,” Badger said. “I’d compare it to regenerative braking — when you put on the brakes, you use the energy developed to recharge the battery. This car doesn’t have that, but it had this device on there, which was patented, but it’s not very practicable. It gives you a hair more range.” And, if you’re driving and don’t want to hear engine noise, then this could be the car for you, too. “You can hear an electric motor hum, but actually when you are driving it 50 or 60 miles per hour all you’re hearing is road noise. There’s no engine noise,” Badger said. “It’s built the way an electric car should be built — with minimal devices that require electricity. You can get them as options, but there is no radio. There is a fan, but there are no power windows. There are no electric seats. You need to use the energy to drive the vehicle to make it function.” Badger says until the technology happens the auto industry is waiting for, he would not encourage most car owners to buy an all-electric vehicle. He also owns a Ford hybrid, which he says is a better bet, for now. “There are a lot of new technologies, but it will take some breakthroughs,” Badger said. “But you didn’t want to ever say
Top photo, Genoa resident Joe Badger with his EVA Pacer, believed to be the only one of its kind remaining totally refurbished. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean). Bottom photos, Badger’s Pacer at a car show. An Internet feature written by Dennis Eichenberg, one of the ﬁrst developers of the EVA Pacer. (Photo by Russ Lytle) never. It could happen now or a long time from now. “Lead-acid batteries, which my vehicles operates on, are probably the most reliable and understood battery. Lithium batteries, they know how to make a lithium battery and the chemistry of it is well-understood, but the problem is manufacturing techniques have to be perfect. There can be no error, and I know we’re great, but we’re not that good. “I work for all these companies — Ford, Chevy, and a hybrid would be the way to go because that’s the American lifestyle — you’d be able to fill it up and go. If you want to get the mileage the government
wants, you’ll have to go with hybrids. I’d hate to give up the muscle cars and stuff and I wouldn’t, but a pure electric car in the city, or if you are running back and forth to Genoa a few times, for my transportation needs, which are very minimal, which is just getting around town, a pure electric vehicle would be OK. But they require some understanding. “To drive from here to Rayz’ Café and back, it’s handy. To drive from here to Cleveland and back, it’s not handy. For the average person, if you wanted to participate in the green movement, I would tell you that a hybrid would be a better choice. “
The Automotive Technology programs at Penta Career Center are hosting a “Cruise-In” Car Show Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 5-8 p.m. on the Penta campus, located at 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg. The cruise-in is open to all types of vehicles and motorcycles. Vehicle owners will be admitted free of charge with a donation of non-perishable food items to Perrysburg Township’s annual Operation Bread Basket drive. For more than 25 years, the Perrysburg Township Fire and Police departments have sponsored Operation Bread Basket to assist families in the Perrysburg community. The event will include music and door prizes such as car care kits, gift certificates and products from several Penta Career Center programs. Awards will be presented in various categories including People’s Choice, Best Muscle Car, Best Street Rod, Best Truck, Best Custom, Superintendent’s Selection and Best Motorcycle. Food will be available for purchase from Deets BBQ. Tours of Penta’s Automotive Technology programs will also be available. For more details, call 419-6661120, ext. 1428.
Pot plants found After receiving a tip from a caller on Sept. 5, Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies and the county drug task force removed 37 marijuana plants that were growing in a corn field along Stange Road, about 0.3-mile off State Route 105 in Harris Township. The estimated street value of the plants is $37,000. Persons with information about who planted the marijuana are asked to call the sheriff’s department at 419 734-4404.
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Homecoming dress Owens Community College’s Raising Awareness Club is helping to ensure area high school girls are able to enjoy a special homecoming experience by hosting a homecoming dress sale Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. in the Owens Student Health and Activities Center Atrium, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase dresses and accessories for minimal cost, ranging from $5-25 for dresses and 50 cents to $5 for accessories. A Mary Kay representative will also have products on display. Shopping mentors will be on hand to help shoppers. Additionally, Owens students will provide dress alterations free of charge during the event. All proceeds raised from the event will be used to support future community outreach activities for the Raising Awareness Club. For more information, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2569.
Test-drive fundraiser Peter Navarre Day Larry Michaels, aka Peter Navarre; Kathy Dowd, aka Peter’s wife Catherine Bourdeau Navarre; Dale Redd; Joseph Dowd; Terry Breymaier, aka Robert Navarre and Marshall Lloyd pose in front of the refurbished sign honoring Peter Navarre located at the East Toledo Historical Society in Navarre Park. The sign was refurbished by Mike and Woneida Evanoff for Peter Navarre Day last Saturday. Dale Redd also donated an 1837 pistol owned by his ancestor, Peter Navarre, to the Oregon Jerusalem Historical Society. (Press photo by John Szozda)
Former Clay athletes sue district, ProMedica By Melissa Burden Press Contributing Writer email@example.com Three lawsuits were filed on Monday, September 9 in Lucas County Common Pleas Court by three males who allege a former athletic trainer sexually abused them while they were minors. The three complaints, two by former Clay student-athletes and one by the mother of a minor, were filed against Clay High School, Principal Jeff Thompson, ProMedica Health Systems, and Melinda Rober, the former athletic trainer. The suits are each seeking in excess of $1 million in punitive and compensatory damages, Rober, 35, was arraigned in April, in Oregon Municipal Court. She was charged with two counts of sexual battery after allegedly having sexual relations with two underage male students over the last 18 months. In May, Rober was indicted by a Lucas County Grand Jury. The pre-trial hearing on the criminal case is scheduled for September 25 in front of Judge Gary Cook. In April, Oregon School Board President PJ Kapfhammer told The Press that the district took immediate action when the first alleged victim came forward in April. Kapfhammer said he notified the ad-
ministration and the Oregon Police Department immediately. A second alleged victim also come forward Kapfhammer said adding he had spoken to four to five more students who had “asked for help.” Kapfhammer told The Press in April there had been Melinda Rober rumors concerning (mugshots.com) Rober for some time. “There were rumors, but nothing even close to this,” he said. “It looks like a lot of boys knew and this stuff was known by the group. Some of the victims did not tell anyone, period. We are just beginning to understand some of the things that went on. As soon as there was a hint that the rumor was real, we immediately made sure the kids were safe and taken care of.” One suit alleges Ms. Rober engaged in sexual activity in 2008 and 2009 with the student that “Included but was not limited to groping, sexually suggestive conduct, including grabbing his private parts and physically placing her hand in his groin
area on multiple occasions, sexually suggestive talk, and sending naked photographs of herself along with text messages over multiple years and continuing to the recent current date.” The second suit states Ms. Rober engaged in sex with the student from 2011 to 2013. The suit alleges “An act of oral sex by Rober was done in the middle of the football stadium.” The suit also alleges sexual intercourse took place in the high school’s physical therapy room. In the third suit, the young man alleges Ms. Rober “performed sexual intercourse” with him on February 9 while on an athletic trip with the school’s wrestling team. The suit alleges the victim has suffered “Severe emotional harm and substantially lower academic performance and the consequences of these harms will extend into the future indefinately.” The plaintiffs allege Mr. Thompson failed to report the suspected abuse. ProMedica, the suits allege, failed to properly train, supervise, or observe Ms. Rober’s interactions with student-athletes at Clay. Kapfhammer told The Press last week that the district’s attorneys are involved in the cases. “It is important to remember that she (Rober) was not and has never been an employee of the district,” Kapfhammer said.
The Second Annual Drive One 4UR School fundraising event to benefit Oak Harbor High School will be held Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Tri Motor Sales, Inc., 1430 SR 19 in Oak Harbor. The dealership will donate $50 for test drives taken during the designated hours. For each test drive, the athletic department will receive $20 from Ford Motor Company. Also, several school groups will be on hand conducting games and contests. Finally, the Oak Harbor Athletic Booster Club will be on hand giving a hot dog and drink to anyone that test drives a car. For information, Call 419-8982931 or email www.trimotorsales.com.
Carvers show The 31st Annual Maumee Bay Carvers Decoy Show will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, 13229 W. St. Rte. 2, Oak Harbor. Decoys must be constructed of a practical material, individually handcrafted and painted. Machine-duplicated decoys will be disqualified. For complete rules and more information, call Mary Warren at 419-898-0960, ext. 31 or email Mary.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Two inducted into Clay Hall The Clay High School Athletic Department and the Clay High Alumni & Friends Association inducted new members at the annual Hall of Fame Game against Waite High School Sept. 13 at Clay Memorial Stadium. The two new inductees into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame include Doug Ensign and Jim Routson, both members of the class of 1957. Douglas L. Ensign, honored as graduate and coach, was a prominent member of the championship basketball and baseball teams, the marching band and bowling team at Clay. In 1958, on a volunteer basis, he started the first Clay High School girls’ fastpitch softball team, which went 9-6 for the season. Every year he was involved at Clay, the team had a winning record. Coaching the girls in the Oregon/Toledo summer leagues, he took them to their first state tournament in 1983. He stayed in the program for 10 years as an assistant to Jeff Lee, who was the first coach after Clay declared it as a varsity sport. His two daughters were involved in the Clay athletic program. His daughter, Kris, was honored all-league in all sports and in 1997, she became head coach of the softball program at Cardinal Stritch High School. She asked her dad to help, he agreed and they were league champions for the next three years. Knowing the importance of athletics in his life, while coaching at the Oregon Recreation Center, Clay Elementary and Clay Senior High School, Ensign worked diligently toward developing a cooperative relationship between the Oregon Recreation program and the Clay athletic program. He was director of the Clay Boosters for 10 years and in 1995, was awarded the Clay High Athletics Super Boosters award. James L. Routson, graduate, teacher and coach. After graduating from Clay Senior High School in 1957, Routson attended Bowling Green State University on a basketball scholarship. Upon graduating in 1961, he accepted a position teaching math at his alma mater and in 1964, he became the Clay High School varsity basketball coach. He left teaching in 1967 to attend graduate school at the University of South Carolina. In 1968, after earning a Master’s Degree in mathematics, he returned to teach math at Clay. A dedicated educator, he taught advanced math, tutored students and introduced the first computer programming class. In 1971, Routson and fellow teacher Duke Ziebold started the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. His career continued as the Clay girls varsity basketball coach from 1973-1984. He retired from Clay in 1994 and worked until 1996 at Vallet Paint Company.
Top photo, in the early morning, Mark Gradel captures shrimp in one of the shrimp farm ponds and also in a catch basin (bottom left photo). Bottom right, a sample of this season’s harvest. (Press photos by Ken Grosjean)
Shrimp Continued from front page “We put in 2,800 juvenile shrimp,” Michele said. “What we get out always varies. We don’t know about the weather or how many predators are going to get into the pond – the birds, snakes and frogs. In that way, it’s like any other crop, it varies with the weather year by year.” During a recent sale, the Gradels drained two ponds and harvested a little more than 300 pounds. A harvest and sale of the third pond’s bounty was scheduled for Sept. 14. The harvest is when the fun begins as friends and family stop by to help.
“We must have 30 or so people rolling around in the mud,” Michele said, adding she’d like to expand the event and invite area fruit and vegetable growers to have stands on site. “We’re getting better at harvesting, weighing and washing and bagging them,” Michele said. “We have wonderful friends and family to help.” This year’s harvest drew customers from throughout Northwest Ohio as well as passersby from Detroit and Cleveland. Raymond Morse, a family friend, is a regular at the harvests. “It’s really cool to see how Marc has done this,” he said. Research on the temperate culture of freshwater shrimp in the U.S. began at Kentucky State University around 1990, according to the aquaculture program at the Ohio
State University. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources restricted their culture in the state until 2000. A year later, several producers in Ohio, most in southern counties, raised their first crops of freshwater shrimp. Bob Calala, president of the Ohio Aquaculture Association, estimates there are now about 35 freshwater shrimp growers in Ohio. Mike Wilkerson, of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, said the state requires permits for shrimp farms like those operated by the Gradels. Owners must file records annually of what they buy and sell. The Gradels also raise grain crops. “It’s not a big profit yet,” Michele said of the shrimp venture.
Genoa considers water system staff changes By Cynthia Jacoby Special to The Press Genoa officials are rethinking how they staff the village water system. For years, the water system that serves the 1,430 registered meters has been operated as a distribution system. Genoa buys its water from the City of Oregon. The city pumps the water through a 16-inch pipe from the city to a meter pit located at State Route 579 and Genoa-Clay Center Road that helps boost the flow to the village water tower. But a recent survey by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency tags the village system as a Class I water system, said Kevin Gladden, village administrator. That
means the village must have a Class 1 water system operator on the job. “We thought we simply had a distribution system. There is no big plant,” Gladden explained. However, because the village is required to pump chlorine into the system occasionally, it no longer qualifies under the distribution system designation, Gladden said he was told. “They clarified things for us,” he added. As a result, “The minimum we need someone is three days a week at least one and half hours a day.” The operator, who must have a license sanctioned by the state, is responsible for a number of tasks, including taking water samples, adding chemicals, keeping log
books and filing state reports. Currently, the consulting firm of IMF is providing those services. Now village council must weigh whether it’s more fiscally responsible to bring someone on board as a village employee or use an independent contractor. “At $1,250 a month for 12 months a year, we need to consider if we want to continue on this way or hire someone on staff. It’s something you have to consider,” Gladden said. Either way, the cost of operations for the water system is bound to go up. Gladden said he’s not sure how these changes will affect current water rates in the village.
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Ruck for Warriors honors 9/11 tragedy In remembrance of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and to raise awareness about tragic military/veteran suicides, a pair of local organizations teamed up to sponsored a Ruck walk on Sept. 11. (A ruck is a heavy backpack containing supplies and other necessities). Ruck for Warriors, an organization whose mission is to raise awareness and prevent military and veteran suicides, and the Toledo Chapter of Team RWB (Red, White and Blue), an organization dedicated to help veterans transition from service member to civilian, sponsored the full-ruck march from Oak Harbor to the Toledo Firefighter Memo-
rial in Toledo – a 25-mile route. Michael Lattea, RWB member and founder of Ruck for Warriors, was joined on the walk by Brian Stark. Others took up with the pair along the way and walked part of the way, including Joe Helle and 6year-old Timothy Willoughby, whose mom, Nicole is Chapter Captain of Team RWB Toledo. Ms. Willoughby, a wounded veteran, followed the ruckers in her vehicle to provide hydration and medical support. The marchers left at about 7 a.m., and throughout the day, braved the 90-plus degree heat and humidity, traveling along SR 163 to SR 51 to the memorial at Huron and Beech streets in Toledo. Upon arrival, a
moment of silence was held for the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Informational displays were also available for veterans. Founded in 2009, Team RWB has become one of the community organizing leaders in helping veterans transition to a civilian lifestyle and become active members of their community, usually while dealing with some form of stressor. This is just one of several marches put forth by Ruck for Warriors. More information about the organization is available on Facebook. For more information about Team RWB, visit www.teamrwb.org or look for Team RWB Toledo on Facebook.
Battle of Lake Erie commemorated on stamp Two hundred years ago, the phrase, “We have met the enemy and they are ours,” was penned by U.S. Navy Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry in a report notifying General William Henry Harrison that the British had been defeated at the historic Battle of Lake Erie. To commemorate the resounding triumph of the War of 1812 the U.S. Postal Service dedicated the War of 1812: Battle of Lake Erie Forever stamp on Sept. 10 – the 200th anniversary of the iconic battle. The First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony took place at the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island in Lake Erie near the location of the battle. Available in sheets of 20, customers may purchase the stamps at usps.com/ stamps, at 800-STAMP-24 (800-782-6724) or at local Post Offices. The USS Constitution Forever stamp, issued last August, was the first in the War
of 1812 Forever stamp series. Details on additional stamps in the series will be announced at a later date. For the stamp art, the Postal Service selected William Henry Powell’s famous painting, “Battle of Lake Erie.” The oil-oncanvas painting, completed in 1873, was
commissioned by the U.S. Congress and placed at the head of the east stairway in the Senate wing of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. It depicts Perry in the small boat he used to transfer from his ruined flagship, the Lawrence, to the Niagara. A 19th-century engraving of Perry by William G. Jackman (after John Wesley Jarvis) is shown on the reverse of the stamp pane. Many of this year’s other stamps may be viewed on Facebook at facebook.com/ USPSStamps, via Twitter at @USPSstamps or at beyondtheperf.com/2013-preview. First-Day-of-Issue postmark Customers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. Stamps should be affixed to an envelope addressed to oneself or others, and placed in a larger envelopes addressed to: Battle of Lake Erie Stamp, Special Cancellations Postmaster, 2200 Orange Ave, Rm. 206, Cleveland, OH 44101-9005.
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