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Permit issued for Navarre 2-family residences The Oregon Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use Permit that will allow for the construction of two-family residences at 3015 Navarre Avenue. The property is in an R-2 Medium Density Residential Zoned District. The property is located at the end of Luverne Avenue. Don J. Baumgartner was the applicant for the Conditional Use Permit. The owner wants to split a portion of the land into three different parcels, leaving a remaining fourth parcel to the north. Plans call for the construction of three buildings with two-story, two-family units. To the east is multi-family, to the west is single family, and to the south is commercial property. The units are to be for sale or for rent, according to Doug Baumgartner, who represented the applicant. Rick Orovitz, a member of the Planning Commission, said the property abuts a very small cul-de-sac and he didn’t see where it provides for off street parking for four vehicles, excluding the garage and driveway.

The street was not designed to handle the density of traffic that will be generated by six new families that will move into the three units.

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Baumgartner stated the houses have 24-foot wide driveways and the houses can be moved further back on the parcels if need be. James Gilmore, commissioner of building and zoning, said two foot buffers would have to be in ownership of the applicant because the lots needed frontage in order to split the lots. Public Service Director Paul Roman said the parking might be very tight, and the buildings will have to be further back.

Opposition Several people living near the site expressed their opposition to the request for the Conditional Use Permit. Guy L. Parmigian wrote a letter to the commission stating his opposition. The parcel is situated in an R-2 Medium Density Residential Area meant for single family dwellings per city ordinance, stated Parmigian. “I request that you uphold the single family dwelling requirement, and not grant a conditional use,” he said. He is the owner of property on Luverne Avenue that is adjacent to one of the parcels that was under consideration for the conditional permit application. “I assert that the conditional use permit will have a detrimental effect on the character, value and development of the adjacent area,” he stated. The proposed two family residences “will not be harmonious and appropriate in appearance with the existing or intended character of the general vicinity,” he stated. “While the address is 3015 Navarre Avenue, its impact will be on Luverne Continued on page 2

By Press Staff Writer A former Genoa police officer has pled not guilty to counts of sexual battery, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a child. Benjamin Jacks, 23, of Millbury, entered the plea Tuesday in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court, after being indicted by a county grand jury in March. The disseminating matter and contributing charges are first degree misdemeanor offenses and the sexual battery charge is a third degree felony. According to a preliminary report by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation began in February at the request of Genoa police chief Brad Weis. The chief told the sheriff another officer had told him two managers at the McDonalds restaurant in Genoa were alleging Jacks was having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old juvenile. The alleged contributing and disseminating offenses occurred from November through December 2017, according to the indictment. The sexual battery charge alleges Jacks engaged in sexual conduct on or about Dec. 9. Jacks has resigned from the police department. Pre-trial hearings are scheduled for April 30 and June 13. A trial has been scheduled for June 19. Jacks was released on a bond of $10,000, which requires him to undergo drug/alcohol testing and restricts him to his residence between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. He is also required to wear a global positioning system monitor. According to the Ohio Revised Code section covering sexual battery, a peace officer is prohibited from engaging in sexual conduct with a minor who is not a spouse and the offender is more than two years older than the other person. The arrest warrant listed a Stafford, Va. address for Jacks but he waived extradition. Terry Dunn, a Port Clinton attorney, was appointed to represent Jacks.

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I purchased my home with hard earned funds in this very nice area because it was in an area of single family dwellings only.

Avenue. Luverne Avenue and its environs have been developed, to the vast extent, with single family dwellings. I purchased my home with hard earned funds in this very nice area because it was in an area of single family dwellings only,” he stated. In addition, Parmigian stated that the conditional permitting of three different two family residences will not be adequately served by the street, which is a cul-desac. “The street was not designed to handle the density of traffic that will be generated by six new families that will move into the three units. Today’s busy families will bring with it two to three additional vehicles, not to mention visitors.” The units, he added, will create more traffic and noise that would be detrimental to the area compared to three new single family homes. Another reason he is opposed, he added, is that a portion of one of the lots may be considered a wetlands. “Wetlands are defined by the U.S. EPA as areas where water covers the soil, or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year or for varying periods of time during the year, including during the growing season.” Parmigian stated that water has been present on the lot for the majority of the

year. “Further investigation is warranted on this wetlands issue before this permit should be considered by the Planning Commission,” stated Parmigian. Pat Miller, of Starr Avenue, said pictures of the proposed homes were aesthetically pleasing, but wanted to know if the applicant could make changes. Rick Orovitz, a member of the Planning Commission, said designs could change, but they still would have to meet codes and regulations of the city and state.

Mayor Mike Seferian, a member of the Planning Commission, said the commission has the authority to put conditions on the Conditional Use Permit. He said he asked the owner if he ever planned to change the design of the building, would he agree to come back to the commission. The owner agreed, said Seferian. Steve Alexander, Lawson Street, expressed concerns for children in the neighborhood due to increased traffic caused by the new building. Becky Woldt, of Luverne Avenue, said homes built at the end of the cul-desac should be single family like the rest of the neighborhood. She was also concerned with increased traffic, snow removal, and trash and recycling pickup. Justin Woldt, of Luverne Avenue, asked what the city’s motivation was to have the permit approved. Seferian said the city looks at the best use for a parcel of land. The parcels the commission was reviewing were never developed as a single family dwelling. The property abuts an apartment complex/commercial development. Usually, under such circumstances, there is R-3 or some type of multi-family dwellings that act as a buffer between the commercial and residential neighborhoods. Single family dwellings aren’t as accepted as a

buffer between the residential and commercial neighborhoods, according to Seferian. He said he considered the request of a Conditional Use Permit the most appropriate use for the property. Gilmore said the Project Review Committee had no objections to the request for the Conditional Use Permit. Seferian closed the hearing, and moved to approve the request with the condition the buildings substantially meet the design and site plan that was submitted. If it is altered in the future, the owner will have to come back before the Planning Commission to get it approved. Besides Seferian, commission members Greg Vriezelaar, Yussef Olive, and Chairman Scott Winckowski voted in favor of the permit. Orovitz was opposed. After the meeting, Gilmore told The Press that a cul-de-sac was placed at the end of Luverne years ago when the subdivision was developed. “At the time, the developer didn’t own those lots,” explained Gilmore. “So these parcels weren’t developed or put in the platt. So now they want to put three lots in there. The owner claims, because the parcels abut commercial property, that a single family would not be a good choice there. They claim a two family would be more appropriate and bring down the cost.”


Planning Commission denies request for permit By Kelly J. Kaczala News Editor The Oregon Planning Commission recently voted down a request for a Conditional Use Permit that would have allowed a two family dwelling unit at 2831 Starr Avenue. The property had been approved in 1958 through the Planning Commission to have two living units there. But the units were to be used for family members. If the property were to be sold, it was to be as a single family residence. The only way to change it would be to ask the Planning Commission for a Conditional Use in an R-2 Zone, according to James Gilmore, commissioner of Building and Zoning. The zoning code states if the owner met certain provisions, a Conditional Use would be considered to allow a two family in a single family medium density area, explained Gilmore. Some of those provisions that must be met are minimum lot size, four car parking per building, two car garage indoor parking, and screening because it is

next to a single family residential district. Gilmore said he did not know if there were plans to alter the property. He said it wasn’t a rental unit. If there were two different families living there, the city would have to make sure there was separation between the units according to the building code. He said if the building became a duplex, the city would conduct a full inspection. The first step, though, was to determine if the zoning was appropriate for that particular use. The applicant would then be required to ask for a Certificate of Occupancy for two families. The next step would be for the city to make an inspection to ensure it meets the minimum standards for separation and for the occupants to exit the building. James Duran, the applicant for the Conditional Use Permit, said he bought the property a few months ago. Parking Planning Commission member Rick Orovitz said one stipulation for a duplex is to provide off street parking for four vehi-

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cles, excluding the garage and the driveway. Orovitz said it looked like the blacktop area facing the backyard would have to be expanded considerably to get four vehicles back there and to get in and out of the garage. Orovitz asked Duran if that was part of his plan. Duran said it was not and that he thought there was plenty of room for parking. Some residents who live in the area were opposed to granting the Conditional Use Permit. Attorney Mary Bollinger, who said she was representing a client who lives on property immediately to the east of the Starr Avenue site, said they were concerned about parking issues due to the fact their driveway is conjoined with the property’s driveway. They were also concerned about the turnover of residents. Pat Miller, Starr Avenue, expressed concerns that tenants tend to not take care of property as property owners do. The Planning Commission voted 5-0 to deny the Conditional Use Permit request.

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Conditions not met Gilmore after the meeting told The Press that the house was built on property with a single family zoning designation. It was later altered to allow two living units as long as it was for a family member and was not rented out. “It was like a mother-in-law suite,” he said. “In an R-2 zone, it’s perfectly ok to have a two family unit with a conditional use permit. We allow it there and in R-3 multi-family zoning. But there are plenty of duplexes, or two family units, around. With conditional use, there must be so many parking spots and other conditions that should go along with that. The owner didn’t meet some of those conditions, That’s the reason it was turned down, I believe.” The conjoined driveway was also a potential source of conflict, he added. “It’s a very dense residential area, as far as Oregon goes. There were questions about the conjoined driveway, which can cause problems. When you have two different families sharing a driveway, it can create conflicts. Someone parks on the driveway and the other family can’t get through,” said Gilmore.


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Family Center Gala The East Toledo Family Center is gearing up for its 21st Annual Gala, which will be held Saturday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Centre, 4001 Navarre Ave., Oregon., The theme for this year’s gala is “It’s a Mad, Mad Plaid World.” Distinguished Citizens Toni Moore and Scott Williams, and Richard Fisher Educators of the Year Joan Curran, Kevin Dalton and Nan Zawisza will be introduced that evening. Various auctions will be available for bidding and buying. There will also be a “Nickel Raffle.” Online raffle ticket sales are available. Tickets are $65 per person or $120 per couple. Call Jodi at the East Toledo Family Center at 419-691-1429 or visit (see “events”) for more info. The ETFC has been holding the event under the leadership of co-chairs Dick and Sandy Fisher for 21 years.

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St. John Lutheran Church, East Toledo, held their annual Spring Card Party and Luncheon. Top left photo, Rose Harrell plays a good euchre hand as Joe and Sally Mason look on. Left, it’s a roll of the dice as Aggie Proden and Jan Weaver play the game Left-Center-Right, while Virginia Grosjean (top right) enjoys a game of Yahtzee. (Press photos by Ken Grosjean)

Lake Twp. reckless homicide conviction upheld By Larry Limpf News Editor The Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a man found guilty in 2017 of reckless homicide after a fight at the Country Ridge Lounge in Lake Township. The appeals court ruled the Wood County Common Pleas Court complied with felony sentencing statutes when it sentenced Kevin W. Knott, Norwalk, O., to a maximum 36-month prison term. Knott, who was 52 when arrested, pled guilty to the charge after a felonious assault charge was dismissed. His appeal was filed by his appointed attorney who also requested to withdraw from the case. The appeal merely stated the sentence was “contrary to law.”

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However, the appeals court ruled otherwise. “In sentencing appellant (Knott), the trial court stated that it considered the presentence investigation report prepared in the case, the statements provided to the court, the sentencing memoranda, and appelant’s criminal history,” the appeals court wrote. “The court then indicated that it considered the purposes of sentencing under (Ohio Revised Code), as well as the seriousness and recidivism factors. In imposing the maximum sentence, the court specifically referenced appellant’s prior criminal history and pattern of alcohol abuse, including the role alcohol played in the offense.” According to Lake Township police reports, the fight occurred Jan. 7, 2016 after a verbal altercation. Knott’s son, Kevin, then 26, was also

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Demolition update David Mann, president & CEO of the Lucas County Land Bank and Shantae Brownlee, vice president and director of community engagement will update East Toledoans on the land bank’s demolition efforts for 2018. The two will speak to the public Thursday, April 19, 12:30 p.m. at the East Toledo Senior Center. The talk is sponsored by The East Toledo Club.

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Waite graduate leads Ohio State to 31st national title Ohio State repeated as national champions Saturday as the U.S. Collegiate National Championships came to a close and the U.S. Senior National Championships began. OSU won its 31st overall national synchronized swimming championship with 96 points. Stanford finished second with 90 followed by third-place Lindenwood at 72. Waite graduate Holly Vargo-Brown is in her fourth season as head coach of the Ohio State synchronized swimming program. She is just the third coach in the program’s 36-year history. “I have such great respect for the strong tradition of excellence established within this program by former head coaches Mary Jo Ruggieri and Linda Lichter-Witter,” Vargo-Brown said. “I am honored to accept the responsibility of leading the next generation of Buckeye synchronized swimmers and remain incredibly grateful for the opportunity Gene Smith and the Ohio State Athletics Department have provided me.” T.J. Shelton, associate athletic director for sports administration, said, “As a former student-athlete with 25 years of experience serving as assistant, associate and interim head coach for the Buckeyes throughout that time span, Holly is extremely prepared to take on the leadership role.

The 2018 Ohio State University national champion synchronized swim team with Coach Holly Vargo-Brown (Waite) on the far right. (Photo courtesy Ohio State Athletic Communications)

Hough Theatre, historic park building get renovations By Ashley Brugnone CMP Writer Considered one of the most exciting projects on base, the Hough Theatre at Camp Perry has received upgrades to entranceways, restrooms, seating, lighting and the interior as a whole – totaling $1.3 million. Some of the stage is being improved upon as well, including the orchestra pit, and existing offices and classrooms backstage will be updated, with the hopes of being utilized in the future. “We have worked heavily with the

state historical and preservation society to ensure that we have the historical feel to the auditorium itself, but with modern comforts,” said MAJ Yates. The original theatre seats were completely gutted from the building. The new seating will have the effect of the historical seating, but with more padding and comfort – designed for the modern world. The famous mural cascading across the walls around the theatre will remain intact, with much of the interior upgraded or kept as-is. “It’s an amazing facility, and to bring it up to where it deserves to be is fantastic,” said MAJ Yates.

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The Hough Theatre is an important landmark in the history of Camp Perry. Originally the second brick facility built on the post, the inside has seen many distinguished guests during its century-old reign, including countless military and civilian heroes like General John Pershing after World War I and Bob Hope. The new entranceway of the theatre will throw homage to its incredible history, displaying true photos and artifacts for guests to enjoy. With a projected completion date slotted for the spring, the building will be ready in time for the National Matches ceremonies. “This has been many years in the coming, and I’m really excited to see what this is

going to look like,” said MAJ Yates. Reconstruction to Bldg 2009 Camp Perry’s Bldg 2009, the long, large building before the historical park when entering base to the north, has undergone an exterior renovation for $640,000. First constructed in 1903, a new roof, exterior doors and windows have all been installed on the building. MAJ Yates worked with a historical society to again ensure the facility was restored to the times, with modern upgrades, but still within the guidelines of historical restoration.


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Speed limit change clearer? By Larry Limpf News Editor Local officials are hoping a change to the speed limit along a stretch of Genoa-Clay Center Road in Ottawa County will reduce confusion for motorists. Ron Lajti, Ottawa County engineer, said his office conducted a traffic study on the road after receiving complaints from residents about speeding motorists between State Route 51 and Hellwig Road. Also, that stretch of the road had different speed limits for the two lanes, which are under the separate jurisdictions of the Village of Genoa and Ottawa County – the village controlling the western lane and the county controlling the east. “It was 35 (mph) heading south within the village limits, but it was 55 heading north outside of the village limits,” Lajti said by email. “Unfortunately this issue exists in a few locations throughout the county and can be a bit of a pain for law enforcement to control, while being …confusing for

motorists.” To remedy the problem, the engineer’s office met with the county commissioners, the village mayor and administrator who all supported the traffic study. Results of the study were sent to the Ohio Department of Transportation, which approved the request for a uniform 45 mph limit. Lajti said signs with the new limit were erected in February after village council and the commissioners passed resolutions approving the change. ODOT then journalized the 45 mph limit. One resident, who asked not to be identified, said she’s seen several northbound motorists who appear to be sticking to the 55 mph limit. Terry Mitchell, Clay Township police chief, said his department hasn’t yet issued any citations for speeding along the mile or so stretch. “It’s going to take time for people to get used to it. We’ll give them time to adjust. But it is pretty well marked. They put speed limit ahead signs up,” he said Tuesday.

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Oregon Community Theatre will present the comedy "Don't Hug Me, We're Married. Performances are at the Fassett Auditorium on April 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8:00 pm. with a Sunday matinee on April 22 at 3:00 pm. For ticket information call 419-691-1398 or go to Pictured in rehearsal are, seated, Tammy Halay (Clara) and Mackenzie Bensch (Bernice). Standing L-R Devin Bader (Gunner), Patrick Boyer (Kanute) and Dave Bensch (Aarvid). (Photo courtesy of Robert Mullens)

New indictments issued by Ottawa Co. Grand Jury After a recent session, the Ottawa County Grand Jury returned indictments against the following individuals, according to Prosecuting Attorney James VanEerten: • Bryant Boyd, who is currently incarcerated in the Lebanon Correctional Facility, and Corwin Qualls, who is being held in the Ottawa County Detention Facility, have both been indicted on multiple felony counts, including Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity. The two are accused of engaging in a conspiracy that involved the distribution of illegal drugs in Northwest Ohio. The Ottawa County Drug Task Force is continuing to investigate the matter, and additional charges may be forthcoming. • Lincoln Irwin, whose last known address is Toledo, has been charged with one count each of Passing Bad Checks, Forgery

and Theft after he allegedly cashed a counterfeit check in Millbury last month. • Jordan Wadsworth and Joseph Wadsworth, whose last known address is Gill Road, Port Clinton, have each been indicted on counts of Complicity to Burglary and Complicity to Theft. According to Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office reports, the two entered a Portage Township residence in February. Joseph Wadsworth is facing an additional felony count of Possession of Criminal Tools in connection with the incident. • David Romero, who is currently being held in the Ottawa County Detention Facility, has been indicted on more than 50 felony counts of Forgery and Identity Fraud, along with one count of Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol reports, Romero was stopped for a traffic violation last

month and found in possession of driver’s licenses from more than two dozen states, as well as more than 30 credit cards in different names. • Keeven Lee Skelton, who is also being held in the Ottawa County Detention Facility, was indicted on one count each of Complicity to Robbery and Complicity to Theft, both felonies, after he and a juvenile allegedly took money from a victim in Oak Harbor last month. • Pamela J. Park, who is also being held in the Ottawa County Detention Facility, has been charged with one count of Domestic Violence. She is also accused of causing or attempting to cause physical harm to a family or household member earlier this month. The charge is a felony of the fourth degree, citing Park’s prior domestic violence conviction. • Aaron J. Bogard, of Oak Harbor, was

charged with two counts of Possession of Drugs after he was reportedly found in possession of suboxone and marijuana during a traffic stop in Oak Harbor last month. • Travis Tullis, of Oak Harbor, has been charged with misdemeanor counts of Theft, Criminal Trespass, Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, along with one felony count of Possession of Drugs after Oak Harbor Police officers reportedly found him in possession of methamphetamine in October. A summons has been issued for Bogard to make his initial appearance in the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas on April 19. Warrants were issued for all other defendants. An indictment is merely a formal charge in the Common Pleas Court and does not denote guilt or innocence, VanEerten noted.

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Seemingly endless winter tested Matt Reese’s patience Brrrrrr! I consider myself a fairly cold tolerant person. I spend my early winters outside for many hours a day in the Christmas tree fields in all kinds of weather. I grow facial hair. I wear flannel, stocking caps and coveralls. I cut many cords of firewood and I really do truly enjoy winter, snow and cold weather. I handled (and even enjoyed) winter’s worst this season, but these chilly March winds and damp conditions make me yearn for warmer spring days ahead. It seems as March wears on each year, I am ready for spring to arrive just a little sooner. My daughter and I were discussing the continually unpleasant weather in early March. I passed along some sage wisdom from my youth: “They always used to say if March came in like a lion it would go out like a lamb.” But after multiple appearances of the early March lion, my daughter and I were still eagerly waiting on the late March lamb. I know we are not the only ones ready for spring. Enduring a seemingly endless March is longstanding Midwestern tradition. Here are some other March weather insights from year’s gone by from the Farmers’ Almanac to take note of as we head into spring: • A dry March and a wet May? Fill barns and bays with corn and hay. • As it rains in March, so it rains in June. • March winds and April showers? Bring forth May flowers. • So many mists in March you see, so many frosts in May will be. • Is’t on St. Joseph’s day (19th) clear, So follows a fertile year; Is’t on St. Mary’s (25th) bright and clear, Fertile is said to be the year. In a recent podcast, my co-worker Joel Penhorwood shared the “The 11 seasons of Midwestern states” that he’d found online that may be more accurate for the Ohio weather we have been seeing in recent years. Here are the 11 seasons one can expect in Ohio: Winter, Fool’s Spring, Second Winter, Spring of Deception, Third Winter, Mud

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The Farmer's Almanac says a wet March means a wet May. We'll see if that comes true, says Ohio Country Journal editor Matt Reese. (Photo Metro Creative Graphics) Season, Actual Spring, Summer, False Fall, Second Summer (1 week), and Actual Fall. In the estimation of our podcast group consisting of myself, Dale Minyo, Ty Higgins and Joel, we had Fool’s Spring back in February, which was followed by a fairly definitive Second Winter through early March. The wonderful sunshine and temperatures in the 50s for the Spring of Deception took place mid-month (and to me this also always seems to coincide with some of the best of March Madness basketball watching). As I write this, temperatures have plummeted back into the 30s and there is a miserable mix of freezing rain and a bone-chilling breeze for a truly awful Third Winter, setting us up for yet another Mud Season. La Niña influence Looking forward, Jim Noel with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Ohio River Forecast Center is predicting the coming weeks to be influenced by La Niña. “La Niña, cooling of the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean waters, remains in place and is classified as a weak La Niña.

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This means many other things will ultimately impact our weather and climate since it is weak, but it will contribute to our pattern. Indications are this could linger into spring and possibly summer before ending. Regardless of when it ends, it tends to impact weather patterns in the atmosphere longer, sometimes up to three to six months later. So there will be a contribution to our climate pattern into at least the planting season if not growing season,” Noel said in the OSU Extension CORN Newsletter. “December to February will go down as slightly warmer and wetter than normal. Even though we had really cold periods in there, the very warm second half of February wiped all the winter cold away. Snowfall will go down in many areas as not too far from normal, a bit above or below depending on where you live. The main snow message was the snow kept coming and going away during winter.” The cooler weather of March has spilled over into April. “The outlook for April calls for cooler and wetter than normal conditions with the last freeze normal or slightly later than

normal. Expect 4-inch soil temperatures to track normal or slightly behind schedule,” Noel said. “After a slightly cooler and wetter spring (delayed planting?), there is growing risk of a turn to hotter and drier, during the summer growing season. However, within that preferred pattern, there is the risk of complexes of storms to provide intense short-term heavy rainfall and floods within a drier than normal pattern. “What this all means is this year the risk will be elevated for extreme weather and climate shifts which challenge outdoor activities such as gardening and farming.” The strength and duration of the La Niña will also be worth watching as we move through the growing season. “Research NOAA/NWS/Ohio River Forecast Center has done with Ohio State University and published at the National Weather Association Annual Meeting in 2008 showed La Niña years tend to be some of the most challenging for crops in Ohio,” Noel said. “Often times corn and soybean yields end up being at or below trend line. Corn is impacted more than soybeans.” As I write this, I only have a few days of firewood left at the house (I do have a couple of truckloads of cut and seasoned wood elsewhere that I was planning on saving for next year). Unless I dip into next year’s supply, it seems that if the cold weather hangs on much longer I’ll have to fire up the propane furnace. I truly love all of Ohio’s 11 seasons — yes, even Mud Season. They each have their own appeal. But, like most of you, I am eagerly awaiting warmer days, planting season and the triumphant arrival of Actual Spring. Matt Reese is the editor for Ohio’s Country Journal. For more from Reese, visit

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Your Voice on the Street: By Stephanie Wade What is your ſrst spring project going to be?

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The Press Poll Has Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress changed your opinion of facebook? Yes, I am getting off facebook No, I am staying on facebook

Linda Morgillo Northwood “There are so many to choose from. I’d say getting the deck set up for summer. We have a gazebo that we take down at the end of the year. I’m excited for the warm weather!”

James Kiss Toledo “Changing the oil in my motorcycle and taking down the Christmas lights.”

Michelle Basinger Walbridge “Filling up all the holes in our backyard that the dogs have dug up. Then planting some grass seed and putting our ƀowers in.”

Linda Drinkwater Genoa “I’m getting ready to move so I’m getting my bedroom organized and my clothes sorted. After that I’ll sort the collectibles and decorations then anything left over.”

Marli Fisher Walbridge “My ſrst spring project is going to be house hunting. We are hoping to buy a new home this year and as soon as we do, we are getting a dog.”

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Is it time to break out of the ruts in your life? Dare to Live

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These people do not break their patterns because they refuse to take responsibility for their actions.

We all get stuck in certain patterns. We continuously do the same things, which produce the same results. In order to make changes in your life, you have the break the patterns which are keeping you in a rut. Patterns are repeated even when they produce adverse results. There are a number of examples which illustrate this phenomenon. Someone who continually dates one person after another, who has the character traits which cause the same relationship problems, is repeating the same pattern. Another scenario is someone who is constantly in financial trouble because they can’t control their spending. Their credit cards are maxed out as they repeat the pattern of buying more things than they can afford. Patterns occur at work when one employee is always getting into arguments with the other employees. It doesn’t matter what position this person holds, or which employer they are working for; conflict inevitably ensues. Those caught up in recurring patterns predictably make excuses justifying their struggles. They blame other people and circumstances for their predicaments. These people do not break their patterns because they refuse to take responsibility for their actions. Patterns are a trap because they are

comfortable in spite of the negative outcomes generated. They are familiar. You become content with predictable routines. You must leave your comfort zone because breaking patterns frees you to achieve results which have been elusive. Before you begin the process of break-

ing your patterns, you have to decide what kind of changes you really want. For example, do you want to improve your financial situation? Do you want better interpersonal relationships? Perhaps you want to get into better physical shape. These new goals give you direction and focus. In order to break your patterns, you also have to recognize they exist. Denying that you are repeating the same patterns inhibits you from making any positive changes. You are then relegated to attaining the same negative results, over and over. You must identify the cause and effect of each pattern; what actions are you taking which keep producing the results you want to change. This is the specific behavior which requires alteration. Doing the same thing repeatedly, and yet expecting different results, is an exercise in futility. Purge any excuses you have been making as to why you can’t make changes. Don’t blame other people or circumstances. Don’t blame the past. Excuses keep you anchored to your current situations. Reasons to change set you free. Changing patterns requires a shift in your mental outlook. You need a strong desire to attain different results. Your motivation must be internal, rather than in response to pressure imposed on you by other people. Breaking each pattern occurs one step

at a time. Begin by eliminating just a single behavior which is producing undesirable results. Follow that one with another. Each abolished negative action should then be replaced with a positive one. Think before you act. Ask yourself whether you are about to repeat the same behavior which has previously produced undesirable results. If the answer is yes, stop whatever you are about to do. Either take no action, or do something designed to bring you more positive results. For long term changes you must alter your mindset, which creates the adverse behavior patterns. This process enables you to build new patterns, which lead to favorable outcomes. Reinforce your new outlook with a clear understanding of all the benefits which will accrue from your fresh approach. Breaking your patterns is doable. Put in the time and effort necessary to facilitate the necessary changes. You will be happy with the results. NOW AVAILABLE: “Dare to Live Without Limits,” the book. Visit www. or your bookstore. Bryan is a management consultant, motivational speaker, author, and adjunct professor. Email Bryan at or write him c/o this paper.  2017 Bryan Golden

Limited funds for agriculture slows Lake Erie efforts By Mike Libben At the recent Lake Erie Farm Forum in Oak Harbor, State Senator Randy Gardner and Representative Steve Arndt introduced the concept of the Clean Lake 2020 plan. This proposed legislation will help support agricultural best management practices (BMP) and the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) that are tasked with assisting farmers with conservation work. It will be introduced to the Ohio legislature as a source of new funding that will be directed at best management practices that have reduced phosphorus runoff. The new bill will be a companion piece to recent legislation that has set agriculture restrictions on fertilizer and manure applications, licensing for those who apply nutrients and other regulations against water pollution that have been in effect for years. As district program administrator for the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District, I am concerned about the financial burden that agriculture is expected to bear. Additional conservation efforts, while needed, can be costly and in many cases result in the difference between making a profit on the farm or not. Cost-share assistance from the government or non-governmental organizations can help make good conservation practices more economical. The vast majority of non-research money that has been spent helping Lake Erie has been directed to waste water treatment plants and not agriculture. Researchers are finding that approximately 85 percent of the phosphorus loading in the Western Lake Erie Basin is com-

Guest Editorial ing from non-point sources like agriculture. This would logically dictate that more assistance should be directed to that area. Manure challenge Livestock producers have the additional challenge of dealing with the manure that is produced. Each farm must be able to account for utilization of manure on their acreage without over applying. The best way to do that is for the farm to develop a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP). This plan spells out specifically where manure will be applied and at what rate based on a soil test and crop rotation. Along with the CNMP, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and The Ohio State University Extension both have guidelines for manure that producers should follow so as not to over apply. In the past, research has shown that soils could handle higher amounts of manure, which we now know has led to higher phosphorus rates. These guidelines, which have been in place more than 30 years, are being updated. Even though higher rates of manure have been allowed, there are restrictions on manure in place. Once a limit is reached, no more phosphorus (manure) applications can be made to those fields.

Taking action While the legislative efforts will take a while to come to fruition, there are many things farmers can do now to help Lake Erie. While temperatures are still cool, it’s time to start planning for the upcoming planting season. There is still time to GPS soil test your fields and make sure any fertilizer applications are done only if called for.

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Walbridge man publishes kids’ book illustrated by Lake student By Melissa Burden Press Contributing Writer There is an old saying, “Behind every great man, there’s a great woman.” For Charles L. Gee, of Walbridge, the woman behind his throne is his wife, Virginia. Because of her penchant for saving his writings decades ago, Gee was able to publish his first children’s book. “I wrote a little something called ‘Lemon Tree Land’ 30 years ago,” Gee said. “Virginia saved hundreds of pages I wrote back then. A year ago, she said to me that she thought ‘Lemon Tree Land’ was a book. I decided to work on it again and it is now a book.” Gee, a retired salesman, has always found writing fun – something to do in his spare time. He and his wife are the parents of seven, and now have a total of 22 grandchildren and great-grandchildren between them. “Writing is fun, but I did not really think I would write a book,” Gee said. “Now, I am hoping to get four books out in the next year.” “Lemon Tree Land,” according to Gee, is about a little boy and a wolf in a mystical land. “Each thinks they are smarter than the other one,” Gee said. “They go back and forth, each one thinking they have upper hand, until the very end. The moral is that you should not believe everything that people say.” A second book, “Tommy and the Nice Old Man,” will be published by the end of April. “It is about a young boy who learns that what his friends and relatives tell him is not necessarily true,” he said. “He discovers on his own that you should not judge people.” A third book, “Love Notes,” will be a book of poetry, he said. A fourth, which is aimed at young girls, will be titled, “Bella Stella.” “That book is about an old man who meets Stella while sitting on a stump in the woods,” Gee explained. “He believes he has wasted his life. Stella shows him how he has not wasted his life.” Gee credits his wife for her R & D (research and development) work. He has also worked with his neighbor, Lisa Swartz, who has acted as his editor and computer guru. Her daughter, Christie, a senior at Lake High School, illustrated the book. “I typed and uploaded images to the computer so they could electronically submit the book to the publisher,” Lisa said. “It was great when we got the proof copy in the mail, I was happy for Chuck, that a dream of his was coming true.” For Christie, she began working on the illustrations as an end of the year art project last year. “This started at the end of my junior year, last year,” she said. “It took a while to do the illustrating. It was fun and interesting. I got to work with Chuck (Gee) to convey his vision for the characters in the book.”

Children’s book author Charles L. Gee with his wife Virginia, who was instrumental in the publishing of his book “Lemon Tree Land.” (Press photo by Ken Grosjean) Christie plans to attend Bowling Green State University in the fall where she will study graphic design. “I just love flipping through the book – it was just so much fun,” Christie said. “I am working on another project with him. My favorite thing is I can now say I am a pub-

The illustrations to Charles L. Gee’s “Lemon Tree Land” were done by Lake High School student Christie M. Swartz.

lished artist.” Gee says he saw his dream become a reality because he was able to work with others to get the book done. “Everyone has worked as a team,” he said. “This has been a wonderful experience. I have been able to go back, complete

pieces I wrote a long time ago, and have it all published. It was a great experience.” “Lemon Tree Land,” published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, is available for purchase through Gee is currently working on setting up book signings locally.

Lessening parental worry about the “teen party season” American Counseling Association The end of the school year is fast approaching and for many teens this means a time to party. From graduation parties to just getting together spontaneously, this is the season for teenage parties. But while parties are fun, and while most students have a lot to celebrate, it’s nevertheless important for parents to stay on top of the party season. And with a few simple rules and the right approach, this is relatively easy to accomplish with most teens. The key is not to be a dictator but a negotiator. Make establishing party season rules a cooperative affair with your teen and let him or her offer suggestions and input. Explain that you

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drugs. Let your teen understand that he or she can call at any time for a ride, or that you’ll cover cab fare home, and that there will be no blame or repercussions. Your teenager should understand that he or she is only responsible for himself or herself. Make it clear that there won’t be punishment just because others get out of control or act irresponsibly. You aren’t trying to be a helicopter parent, controlling everything in your child’s life and ruining his or her fun. What you really want is to ensure that the upcoming party season is safe & enjoyable for your teen, and less a source of worry for you. “Counseling Corner” is provided by the American Counseling Association. (



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Go Green and Wild at the Toledo Zoo’s Party for the Planet Join the Toledo Zoo in celebrating Mother Earth and exemplifying a mission of caring for animals and conserving the natural world at a Party for the Planet Saturday, April 21. The event is supported by MetroPCS and Toledo Waterways Initiative. Drop off recyclable goods – including hard-to-recycle items-- between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Zoo’s Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot. Admission/parking charges do not apply to this special recycling project, which is made possible through partnerships with: Goodwill, AIM Ecycling, LLC., KTLCB/Lucas County Waste Management, City of Toledo Department of Neighbors, American Paint Recyclers, Gateway Recycling and Waste Reduction, Inc., and TerraCycle. Items accepted include • Car tires (up to 10 per group); • Jeans and other clothing • Small appliances, microwave ovens, telephones; • Paper, phone books, newspapers; • Electronics, computer accessories, DVD & VHS players – (televisions, CRT monitors, refrigerators, large appliances, air conditioners, light bulbs and batteries will not be accepted.) • Aluminum cans • Secure document destruction and recycling (documents will be destroyed offsite following the event) • Printer cartridges (toner and ink) • Cardboard • Cell phones • TerraCycle items- including food pouches, cereal & chip bags, beauty & oral care packaging Paint cans will be collected at Woodsdale Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for $1/ gallon container. As well as a place to drop off recyclables, the Zoo is a great place to get tips on how to be more ecofriendly through displays from local “green” organizations, earth-friendly activities and animal feeding demonstrations. Additionally, several local schools will have miniature gardens with recycled materials incorporated into their designs on display in the Aquarium Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. All of the green activities are included free with Zoo admission. For more information and a full list of recyclable items, please visit toledozoo. org/planet. Fueling up for schools On Thursday, April 19 the Toledo community is invited to support local schools - simply by fueling up at the Circle K convenience store at 4562 Woodville Rd., Northwood. Circle K’s “Fueling Our School” campaign encourages the community to use specially-marked fuel pumps to raise money for local schools including Northwood Elementary. Year-round, one cent of every gallon of fuel sold on these special pumps helps support vital classroom needs (up to $2,000 per school). On Thursday, April 19, the community can make an even greater impact! During this time, 10 cents of every gallon of fuel purchased at participating Circle K stores will be donated. Participating schools will use their do-

Family Briefs nations to address different areas of need, such as technology, resources, teacher incentives and more. To find other neighborhood Circle Ks participating in the Fueling Our Schools campaign, download the Circle K app. CASA volunteer class President Donald Trump, in a statement from the White House, has proclaimed April 2018 as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The statement, in part reads, “I call upon all Americans to invest in the lives of our nation’s children, to be aware of their safety and well-being, and to support efforts that promote their psychological, physical, and emotional development.” In Ottawa County, the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program or CASA, is currently recruiting volunteers for the 2018 class, which will begin April 18. Volunteers are trained to be the voice of the child in the courtroom and to advocate for the best interest of the most vulnerable children in the county. The volunteers get to know the children and families in the courts for abuse and neglect and are able to make factbased recommendations to the court. Call 419-301-0225 for more details. Mark your calendars… Northwood Community Cares Committee will present magician Drew Murray Saturday, May 12 at 6 p.m. in the Northwood Arts, Athletics and Administration Building (old high school). Tickets are $10 general admission and $15 for VIP seating. Visit to order. Proceeds from the show will go directly toward the funding of a fireworks show during the Fall Fest Oct. 13. Support for Young Lupians The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter will be holding its TeleTalk For Young Lupians Saturday, April 21 from 2-3 p.m. Registration for this event is required at least 24 hours in advance. Call 1-888-NO-LUPUS or visit to register. This is a call-in teleconference for adolescents ages 8-18 who are affected by lupus. The support group is a closed, small-group environment that encourages discussion among adolescents. It is a place where persons with lupus can share their experiences and ask questions. Any and all individual differences and confidentiality are respected by those in attendance. Learn more at www.LupusGreaterOhio. org. Remembering Lucas Co. children Between April 2017 and April 2018, six children died in Lucas County as a result of physical abuse, neglect or community violence. In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Lucas County Children

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Services will remember these youth at its annual memorial Friday, April 27 at 11:30 a.m. at the agency’s offices, 705 Adams St., Toledo. The solemn ceremony will include comments from Judge Connie Zemmelman, Lucas County Juvenile Court, music from the Whitmer High School string quartet and a presentation of colors from the Springfield High School ROTC program. The public is encouraged to attend. In 2017, LCCS received 4,830 referrals for suspected child abuse or neglect. These reports involved 7,387 alleged child victims and led the agency to confirm that 1,597 children were maltreated, up 9 percent from the previous year. Forty-two percent of them were 5 years old or younger. The most referrals (863) came from the 43605 ZIP code, but the highest rate of referrals came from the 43604 ZIP code, where more than 137 of every 1,000 children were the subject of a report of suspected abuse or neglect. Substance abuse was an identified problem for 60 percent of new cases opened for ongoing services in 2017; more than half of those cases involved heroin or opiate abuse. Mental health accounted for 45 percent of cases opened – an 8 percent increase. Oregon Fest events Oregon-area residents are invited to vote for their favorite Oregon places in the “Oregon Fest 2018 Best of Oregon” contest. Ballots are available at the Oregon Library or online at the Oregon Fest website, “Pre-fest.” Once again, a “Give ‘n Take Plant Exchange” will be held May 19 – the day before the Sunday festival. Participants are invited to bring extra plants they’ve divided from their spring yard work and trade for what others bring. At plant drop off, participants will get tickets that can be redeemed in approximately one hour for other plants to take home. Registration is under way for a new addition to this year’s festival – a Cornhole Tournament, which will be held Sunday, May 20 at noon, rain or shine in the field east of the post office on Dustin Road. The double-elimination tournament is open to individuals or two-person teams (individuals will be paired). The cost to enter is $20 per person. Prizes include $200 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place. Proceeds from the event will support the Clay High School football team. Details are available online at Pinwheels for Prevention In observance of Child Abuse Awareness Month, the staff of Wood County Children Services held Pinwheels for Prevention events on April 11. The day began with the planting of 873 pinwheels at Thayer Ford/Nissan in Bowling Green. The pinwheels represent the number of investigations completed and families assisted in 2017. In addition, area school districts are participating in the 2nd annual “Pinwheels on the Road” project, creating displays on campus with the number of pinwheels displayed indicating the number of families in the district assisted by Wood County

Children Services. Participating districts include Eastwood (45) and Lake (55). The pinwheels will be on display throughout the month of April. For more details, contact Sandi Carsey at 419-352-7566 or Sandi.Carsey@jfs.ohio. gov. Bark in the Park signups Registration is open for the Toledo Area Humane Society’s 33rd Annual Bark in the Park, which will be held Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Maumee Rotary PawVilion at Side Cut Metropark in Maumee. The pet-friendly 5K run and 1.25-mile walk is a great way to get family and friends outside for a fun morning. There will also be games for kids and pups, food and live entertainment. All funds raised go directly to caring for the nearly 5,000 animals that come to the shelter every year. Sign up at Maumee/ToledoBarkinthePark. For more details, call 419-891-0705 or visit Froggy museum The Frogtown Froggy Museum of Toledo, located at 316 N Michigan St., suite 330, is open Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. The fun, interactive museum features 700 frogs on display, along with puzzles, games, puppets and more. There are also storytimes for all ages every Saturday at 2 p.m. Special events are being planned for the summer. Cutest Cat in the Land Do you have the cutest cat in the land? The Oak Harbor Library and Radiant Remodeling are sponsoring a “Cutest Cat in the Land” photo contest and everyone, in all areas, are welcome to enter. The goal of the contest is to showcase the local libraries and all they have to offer no matter where you live. “Libraries offer so many fun and interesting activities and experiences to keep people of all ages engaged. We thought this would be a purrfect way to welcome spring,” stated Martha Meyer, Radiant Remodeling Office Manager. Contest judges include Dr. Michael Stone, Oak Harbor Veterinary Hospital; Lesa Heredia, Humane Society of Ottawa County; James Jordan, Oak `n Harbor Distillery; Randy Genzman, Oak Harbor village administrator and Shirley Stary, vice president of Arts Programming, Lakeside Chautauqua. The deadline for entries is April 30. Prizes for first, second and third place will be announced May 4. For info, call the Oak Harbor Library at 419-898-7001. The Illusionists On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, “The Illusionists – Live From Broadway” will play at the Stranahan Theater in Toledo April 24-26 as part of its North American tour in 2018. Tickets are on sale now and are available online at, or by calling 419-381-8851.

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Prosecutor’s vision — treat the refugees of the drug war By J. Patrick Eaken Press Staff Writer So, you think deaths from traffic accidents are a problem in Ohio? Wood County Prosecutor Paul Dobson says that is a serious issue, but just as bad are accidental overdoses from the use of narcotics. From 2013-15, traffic deaths went from 990 to 1,009 to 1,100. Accidental overdoses went from 2,000 to 2,400 to 3,050 and then over 4,100 in 2016. That is nearly four times the rate of traffic deaths. “I don’t think the typical family is able to look around and not realize that either knowingly or unknowingly they have been touched by addiction,” Dobson said. That includes himself. About 18 months ago, his stepson passed away at age 18 from an accidental overdose. At that time, he was staying with Dobson and his mother and had been going through recovery from almost 18 months. That experience, and what he witnesses as a prosecutor, made him think. Instead of prosecuting addicts, let’s get them treatment — an age-old theory that Wood County employs. But, he wanted more tools to do so. Dobson initiated the Addiction Response Collaborative in November 2017, which is run by coordinator Belinda Brooks, who is also a parent who has seen addiction in her family. Dobson remains on as the director of the program. Dobson’s logic — let’s go after the dealers and pushers, and treat the addicts, many of whom are just trying to self-medicate. He has a strategy that covers both ends of the spectrum. “The real thing that we can’t lose sight of in all of this conversation is that there is an industry out there. I’m not even talking about the prescription drug industry,” Dobson said. “I’m talking about an illegal industry that hates what we are doing here today and they are trying to expand their arm. And, we’re not in competition with

that industry. We’re at war with that industry. “And, I know I limit the analogy of a ‘war’ because the one thing I get concerned about when we talk about a war on drugs, or a war on this industry is that people tend to think a war is going to last for a certain amount of time and then it will be over. That’s why we’ve heard in the past, ‘Well, the war on drugs has failed because we ended up in a situation where there is no more drugs’ because that is not realistic. But the analogy, for me, is appropriate because to me there are three things that you do in a war,” Dobson continued. At a forum held in Pemberville earlier this year, the prosecutor unleashed his “combat strategy,” led by Wood County Chief Deputy Sheriff Eric Reynolds. He concludes by referring to addicts as “refugees” who are often left behind. “You attack the enemy, you disrupt the supply line, and you take in the refugees. This gentleman here (Reynolds) and his deputies and law enforcement agencies attack the enemy, and they go after the drug dealers who are bringing this poison into our jurisdiction, and they stop cars that have heroin in them and they go in the houses, do search warrants and pull that stuff out,” Dobson said. “But, we attack the enemy at the prosecutor’s office when we prosecute them vigorously. We are one of the first and continue to be one of the most aggressive offices in prosecuting drug dealers who kill their clients. And, we continue to be vigorous in prosecuting drug trafficking and sending them to prison no matter how it may offend some people at the state — I can’t help that. They can go to prison. “We disrupt the supply lines when law enforcement stops these vehicles and seizes thousands of dollars from the vehicle. To me, that’s just common sense because I personally have never driven down the road with $40,000, $50,000, $100,000 or $300,000 in cash, in a garbage bag in the back of my car. Not even for a legitimate purpose, let alone not being able to explain

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Inspirational Message of the Week: Altering Destiny Will things be different after we die? There is a natural tendency to think that there will be a radical transformation after death, that we will be unburdened by our bodies and that our souls will fly off to heaven and be united with God. But then shouldn’t we prepare our souls now to be with God? The truth is that God won’t be changing, and probably neither will we. Our souls and the virtues and appetites we cultivate become more or less permanent parts of who we are. If you have cultivated a spirit of love and compassion in your life, and live in the presence of God, you can certainly expect more of this in the hereafter, but if you have cultivated a spirit of anger

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prosecutor’s office and do that.” The ARC program can be reached at 419-373-3900. He introduced Brooks and Detective Sergeant Ryan Richards, who is the deputy assigned to the ARC program. They gave an example of how they would react to an addict after law enforcement treated the person for an overdose. “They both talked about incidents that occurred after being contacted by law enforcement. ARC can be contacted by private individuals if you or you know somebody who has a family member or they themselves are struggling with addiction, you can contact our program. It’s a direct line to our ARC program,” Dobson said. “Ryan is not going to come out there to put the handcuffs on them. He’s going to come out there to talk to them, to try and encourage them to take part in this program, where they can get treatment. They will drive them to treatment. While Ryan is there talking to them, Belinda can be on the phone trying to find a bed, if a bed is what they need, or an assessment, if an assessment is what they need. “That was my vision in creating this combination and it’s working out very well, but it doesn’t need to be something that a medical professional or a law enforcement officer is contacting. If you know somebody — we’d rather hear three different phone calls from three different people about somebody and be able to help them than not hear at all.” Dobson added that includes an addiction to any substance, not just heroin or opiates. “If they are truly addicted (to any substance), we’re not going to turn anybody away,” Dobson said. “If they are dual diagnosis, if they’re dealing with mental health issues and they using drugs to self-treat that kind of thing, we will help them out with them. If we can’t do it, we’re going to find somebody who can. We are going to find the appropriate agency to help them. We are not going to send them back out into the ocean — we are going to figure something out to do with them.”

and hatred, or any of the other vices, these have become a part of your soul. Fortunately, these things can be changed, but only with steadfast hard work and a conscious decision to alter our characters. We can change our destiny, but only if we do the hard work necessary to change our characters. If you aren’t living in the presence of God now, what makes you think you’ll be in his presence in the hereafter? Live now as you would for eternity. “The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other because love covers over a multitude of sins.” —1 Peter 4:7-8 NIV



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A visit to a garden center offers a much-needed taste of springtime April is here and, with it, the promise of our gardening season ahead. The April birthstone is the diamond. Along with being one of the more precious stones, it is reputed to be a symbol of courage and everlasting love. There are many ancient theories as to why the diamond was chosen as the April birthstone but one very unique theory was that diamonds were the “tears of the gods.” This theory could relate to April weather, which often includes it as a rainy month. If we recall the old saying that “April showers bring May flowers” the life-giving raindrops or “tears” of April are surely precious indeed. By mid-May the danger of hard frosts should be over for our area. After that date, it is safe to sow seeds in the ground and set out transplants for warm season plants. Garden centers are already stocking garden supplies and plants for your yards and gardens. If you need a little lift after all of this cold, snowy weather, visit a garden center where the colors and fragrances of flowers and plants will give you some much-needed spring cheer. You can also get a head start on planning what you want to grow in your yard or garden this year. Lately some garden questions have come in that may be helpful for this time of year. Question: What is the most important thing I can do for my flower beds in the spring? I don’t have enough time to do a lot but I want to do as much good for them as I can.

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Answer: Probably the best thing you can do to improve your beds is to add a layer of composted manure to the soil each growing season. Work it in if you have the time, or just layering it on top of the soil is also beneficial. That single activity will improve the nutritional balance of the soil, improve moisture retention, increase microbial activity, improve aeration, reduce diseases, reduce pests and improve fertility. Question: What perennials can be divided in the spring? Answer: When clumps of perennials become over-crowded, dividing them restores vigor to the plant. As a rule of thumb, the best time to divide spring-blooming plants is in the fall. The best time to divide fall-blooming plants is in the spring. Whether you are dividing in the spring or fall, try to do it when the weather is moist and mild to give the divisions the best chance to re-root and grow into healthy plants. Question: What are some annuals I can plant this year that will give me color through the summer and will do well in my heavy, clay soil? Answer: Annuals to try would include:

salvia, geraniums, vinca, moss rose, impatiens, marigolds, zinnias, cosmos, celosia, and nasturtiums. Work a layer of soil amendments into your flower beds before planting and mulch around the flowers to hold in moisture when the weather becomes hot and dry. Question: I like to grow organically as much as possible. What plants can I use to help control harmful insects? Answer: By using the correct plants, companion planting can be a very effective organic method of controlling garden pests. Alliums (onions, leeks, garlic, chives) will repel aphids, cabbage worms, ants, slugs, cabbage maggots, and carrot flies. Basil is useful against asparagus beetles, mosquitoes, and flies. Dill will repel spider mites, aphids, squash bugs, and cabbage loopers. Sage and peppermint are deterrents to cabbage flies, black fleas, beetles, cabbage loopers, and maggots. Many types of mint will repel slugs and tansy is said to deter flying insects, Japanese beetles, striped cucumber beetles, squash bugs, and ants. Geraniums and petunias are effective insect controllers as they will attract harmful insects away from other, more prized, plants. Planted near roses, they draw Japanese beetles, leaf hoppers, aphids, and other pests to themselves and spare the rose plants.

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Volunteers restore the exterior of Genoaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest-known building. (Submitted photo) By Press Staff Writer The newly-formed Genoa Historical Society has set a goal of restoring the exterior of a building that has been standing along Washington Street for more than 100 years. Society members say they recently discovered the structure is the oldest-known building in the village, serving as one of the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first schools, the first town hall, and later as the meeting place of Civil War veterans. The Elliot Wyman Post of the G.A.R., the Grand Army of the Republic was named in honor of a Genoa man killed in action in 1864 in Georgia. It served as the veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting hall for many years and then became the meeting place of the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Relief Corps, the W.R.C., which were the wives and daughters of the veterans who continued the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities well into the 1950s and 60s. Lou Hebert, said volunteers have been working to restore the building to its original clapboard siding appearance when it was constructed in 1856.

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Gose now a starter; gives Toledo a boost By Press Staff Writer

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Pat Nagle All-ECHL second team The East Coast Hockey League announced its All-ECHL first and second teams for the 2017-18 season and Walleye goaltender Pat Nagle has been chosen on the ECHL second team. The teams were determined by a vote from ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media. It has been special for Nagle as he leads the ECHL in wins with 36, ranks second in minutes played (2,787), third with 1,250 saves, fourth in goals against average (2.15) and his .926 save percentage is fifth. He has also collected three shutouts. The 36 wins represent a new Toledo ECHL record, passing Nick Vitucci’s 35 wins in 1994-95 and Jake Paterson’s 34 wins from a season ago. He is just two wins shy of tying the ECHL record for most wins in a year held by Brian Eklund of Pensacola (2003-04) and Mark Michaud of Hampton Roads (1993-94). The 30-year-old twice this season has been named ECHL goaltender of the month (November and February). Nagle went an astounding 17 games (15-0-1-1) without a regulation loss from January 24 through to March 24 which is a new Walleye record. He has also set a new Walleye mark for saves in a single season with 1,250 and going into the final weekend of the season he is just one appearance shy Jake Paterson’s 49 set last year. Get your playoff tickets by calling 419725-WALL or order online at

University of Toledo senior baseball player Casey Gose (Genoa/Owens Community College), in his first at-bat of the season, ripped a double down the left field line to drive in two runs in the top of the fifth. The only problem was that Toledo lost that game to Pittsburgh, 17-3. Gose, at 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, became the starting second baseman in late March due to an injury to junior Riley Campbell (Wadsworth). Gose proceeded to go 5-for-8 over the next two games with three RBIs, sparking Toledo’s offense in its two wins over Western Michigan. Behind the excellent pitching of 6-foot3, 219 pound right-handed fifth-year senior Sam Shutes (Three Rivers, Mich.), Toledo defeated Western, 3-0, for the Rockets’ first Mid-American Conference victory. Offensively, UT scattered nine hits on the day and scored one run in the third, sixth, and ninth innings. Gose stepped into the starting lineup and provided a spark, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Gose’s second game was just as good. After trailing most of the game, Toledo tallied 12 runs in the final three innings to take down Western Michigan, 13-4, and win the series. At the plate, Gose had a career-high three hits and drove in two runs. The Rocket are currently 10-18 overall and 5-4 in the MAC, but includes a 4-14 away schedule that saw Toledo play against some of the nation’s best programs on a spring trip to Florida and Georgia. The Rockets are 3-1 at Scott Park. Gose is batting .295 (13 for 44), good for fourth on the team, with two doubles, eight RBIs, five walks and he struck out just six times. He has two stolen bases in two attempts. He also played a role in the Blue-Gold World Series, an inter-team scrimmage that continues throughout the season. Gose reached base and scored in all three of his plate appearances spurring his Gold Team to a 9-6 victory on a cool and damp afternoon. Last year as a junior, Gose played in 28 games, starting eight at second base. He was 1-for-1 at the plate with a walk and two runs scored against Richmond, started at Dayton on April 19 and was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and two walks. He notched a base hit in three straight appearances: at Louisville, vs. Dayton, and vs. Central Michigan. One interesting highlight among the mid-week games is a road game against Madonna that will be played at Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers. The Rockets’ bus arrived in downtown Detroit for the game Wednesday afternoon. “It’s such an exciting thing for our team, to be playing in a major league stadium, especially with so many guys on the team who are Tigers fans,” Coach Corey Mee said. “That’ll be a really neat experience.” For Mee, the year on the calendar may be different, but the end goal is still the same. “The goal that we have, year in and year out, is to put ourselves in a position to compete for a MAC championship,” Mee said. This is Mee’s 15th season as the Rockets’ skipper. He’ll look to lead a team that has a good mix of incoming and return-

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There will be plenty of opportunities for Toledo to prove itself this season, both against national powers and MAC foes. With a potentially favorable finish to their conference schedule, the Rockets could be set up well to make another trip to the MAC Tournament. “The MAC is a highly competitive and balanced conference,” Mee said. “As a result, it will be important for us to compete at a consistently high level day in and day out. With four of our last five conference series at home, we have a great opportunity to make some noise down the stretch.” Gose at Owens As a sophomore at Owens, Gose appeared in all 45 games, hitting .380 (63for-166) with 55 runs, seven doubles, one triple, 32 RBIs, 19 walks and stealing 23 bases on 25 attempts. He had a .445 onbase percentage and slugged .434 and led the team in at bats, runs, hits, stolen bases and batting average. That year, Gose was one of four players selected to the All-OCCAC team. He was named the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Week on April 17, the Owens Male Athlete of the Year and was a member of the OCCAC’s AllAcademic team and earned the NJCAA’s Exemplary Academic Achievement Award. (— from the University of Toledo Sports Information Department)

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Josh Mohr earns first career Pitcher of the Week nod Ohio Northern University sophomore Josh Mohr (Clay) earned his first career Ohio Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week nod for his efforts as ONU posted a perfect 4-0 week. Mohr, at 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, was a big part of the Polar Bears success as he posted a 2-0 record, while appearing in two contests last week. The sophomore left-handed pitcher posted a 1.20 ERA in 15 innings of work and fanned nine batters in his two appearances. Mohr pitched his first career complete game shutout victory in ONU’s second game at Capital, striking out eight batters during the contest and only allowing four hits in a 6-0 Polar Bear victory. In his first victory this season, ONU defeated Nichols (Mass.) 5-1 in the RussMatt Invitational in Auburndale, Florida. Mohr posted five strikeouts and only allowed three hits through 7.1 innings of work. The Polar Bears are 18-6 overall and 6-2 in the OAC. In six appearances, Mohr is 3-1, starting in four games. In 28.1 innings, he has allowed four earned runs, struck out 30, walking nine and given up 22 hits. During ONU coach Gene Stechschulte’s tenure as Northern’s head coach, pitching has been a strong point. The same holds true for Northern in 2018 as it welcomes back seven letter winners at the pitching position, including two-time AllAmerican T.J. Storer (Cincinnati Moeller). “Pitching should be a strong point for us again this year,” said Stechschulte. “We have a young group for the most part, but the experience is there. Most of these guys have seen significant time on the mound and gives us some options to rotate throughout the season.” Schaller and Mohr returned after ranking one-two on the team in strikeouts last season, respectively. As a freshman, Mohr appeared in seven contests, starting in five. He ranked second on the team with 35 strikeouts and was 3-2 in his first season. He made his collegiate debut on March 7, 2017 in a 8-6 victory over Pitt.-Greensburg, striking out a career-best 10 batters. A year after finishing 21-19 overall for

The Press Box radar. This would include Toledo, Bowling Green, Ohio State and Michigan. However, most of his time has been spent covering the local high school sports in our area. This includes coverage of the state tournaments in football, basketball, baseball, softball, hockey, volleyball, wrestling, cross country, track, and soccer. Junga has overseen the selection of the 23 All-Blade football teams and 22 of the All-Blade basketball teams. He has been the Northwest Ohio All-District football and basketball representative for 19 years. He is a longtime member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Media Advisory Committee.

McQueary makes college debut Ohio Northern pitcher Josh Mohr. (Photo courtesy ONU Sports Information)

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its fourth consecutive winning season, and posting a 7-11 record in the OAC and finishing seventh in the conference standings, Northern is primed to be a contender in the OAC race this season. "The biggest difference for us this season is the options we have," said Stechschulte. "We have a good mix of players that we think can be a difference for us. Last season we were trying to put players in places that weren't their natural fit or position and I think that hurt us a little bit. This year we have a good number of options in most of the position groups." (— ONU assistant sports information director Caleb Scott)

ceived the National Football Foundation’s Media Award. Now with the Toledo Blade, Junga has been covering sports in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan for 31-plus years. Junga started his career with the Suburban Press in 1985 then moved to The Blade in 1987 where he continues to cover local sports. Junga attended the University of Toledo after graduating from Waite. At UT, he graduated with a degree in communications in 1983. During his time with the The Blade he has covered the Cleveland and Detroit franchises in the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB. He has also spent time covering local stories involving the PGA, LPGA, NASCAR, PBA, Toledo Mud Hens, and Toledo Storm. The local college sports world was also on his

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The Lourdes University women’s golf team began the spring portion of the 20172018 golf season on Wednesday afternoon, finishing fourth in its own Lourdes Spring Invitational held at Heatherdowns Country Club in South Toledo. Lourdes golfer Chayce McQueary (Genoa) made her collegiate debut, firing a 105 over the 5,876-yard, par-71 layout. The Gray Wolves shot a round of 409, 10 strokes behind third place Madonna and 10 shots in front of fifth place Cornerstone. Siena Heights won the team title with a score of 325, easily outdistancing runnerup Cleary’s 371 total. “I was surprised with some of our performances today considering that we have not been outside very much due to the weather,” coach Gil Guerrero said. “It was really cold in the morning and I’m proud of the way the players handled it.” Lourdes will return to competition on Monday, as the Gray Wolves travel to the Cleary Invitational. Action is slated to begin at 10 a.m. at Timber Trace Golf Club in Pinckney, Mich.

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Galyas, Reser singled out by Wistert Chapter At the 56th Annual ScholarAthlete Banquet at the SeaGate Centre, the Toledo Wistert Chapter of the National Football Foundation honored 15 coaches. Clay coach John Galyas, Eastwood coach Craig Rutherford (and his family) and Gibsonburg coach Steve Reser were among the coaches. University of Toledo football coach Jason Candle was the keynote speaker. Galyas just completed his first season as head coach at his alma mater. He has been on the Eagles staff since 2007. He coached offensive line and then linebackers before becoming head coach. In 2017, the Eagles posted a 5-5 record, their best since the 2012 season. Coach Galyas was named the 2017 Division II Northwest District Coach of the Year, the 2017 Buckeye Cable Sports Network Coach of the fall season and he was selected as an assistant coach for the Division I-III North Team in the OHSFCA 2018 North/South Classic All Star Game. Coach Galyas is a 1985 graduate of Clay High School and a 1990 graduate of the University of Toledo. He has taught in the Oregon City Schools for 17 years, the last six as a social studies teacher at Clay High School. Coach Galyas and his wife Jennifer have been married for 13 years and they have three children: John, Jordan and Remi. Steve Reser, a Tiffin native, began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Heidelberg University in 2001. Reser worked with the wide receivers for three years. In 2004 Steve took over as the offensive coordinator at Attica Seneca East. He remained at that position for five seasons, which included one trip to the state playoffs. In 2009, Reser accepted the offensive coordinator position for head coach Steve Gilbert at Tiffin Columbian. During that season the Tornadoes compiled a 7-3 record. The offense was a well-balanced run/pass attack, having four receivers with 20-plus catches. After one season as a Tornado, Reser again pursued other avenues. Reser was named the head coach of the Gibsonburg Golden Bears in the spring of 2010. In his first year of his first assignment as head coach, the Golden Bears finished the season with an 0-10 record. After a disappointing debut, Gibsonburg has since steadily improved. In 2011, the Golden Bears finished the season at 5-5, followed by a 4-6, and another 5-5, until the 2014 season when the Bears broke back into the win column with a 9-1 record. This was the first winning season the Gibsonburg football program had experienced in over a decade. The Bears followed the 2014 season with an undefeated regular season in 2015, earning both a TAAC championship, as well as an invitation to the OHSAA state playoffs. Gibsonburg has followed up with playoff appearances in each of the last two season, compiling regular season records of 8-2 and most recently 9-1 in 2017.

Cardinals are right where they want to be By Mark Griffin Press Contributing Writer Now that he’s retired after more than three decades as a Toledo police officer, first-year Cardinal Stritch baseball coach Mike McGee is right where he wants to be. It doesn’t hurt that McGee, a former baseball assistant at Stritch and Waite, inherited 10 seniors from a team that took second place in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference last season. The Cardinals were picked to finish second in the TAAC this season, behind Ottawa Hills. “It’s so cliché but it’s so true,” McGee said, “I need my kids to not look ahead. I (don’t want to) catch them looking ahead to see when we play a certain team and overlooking another opponent. I need them to play one inning at a time and one atbat at a time. These kids have had a great four years. Two years ago they were league champs and they were runners-up last year. They just need to take one game at a time.” The Cardinals opened this season with a difficult schedule, losing to Wauseon, Genoa and Lake. The Cardinals were tied with Wauseon, 4-4, in the sixth inning before losing, and they lost to the Comets and Flyers by identical 6-4 scores. McGee said he’s toyed with his lineup in order to prepare for the TAAC schedule. “We’ve been playing just about every game where I got in all of my players, trying to get all of them some playing time,” McGee said. “Once the league starts, we’re going to be playing my best nine all the time. We are a veteran club, but we’re inconsistent right now. We’re making some mental mistakes, but I think we’ll put it all together real quick.” McGee said the Cardinals are very strong up the middle on defense, with senior catcher Joey Peternel, senior shortstop Andrew Flowers, senior second baseman Jeff Dunsmore and senior center fielder Matt Payeff. “I think we have one of the best center fielders around,” McGee said. “My defense is strong up the middle. When I’ve got my first team in there, they’re very experienced and pretty solid.” Dunsmore and senior Nick Staler figure to be Stritch’s top two pitchers, according to McGee. Both players pitched last season. “We had a couple of seniors who pitched ahead of them last year, and they didn’t get as much time as they probably should have,” McGee said. “They both have outstanding fastballs and very good breaking balls.” Dunsmore’s younger brother Ben, a sophomore, will also take the mound as a starter. Payeff, a left-hander, will come in as a reliever. “Ben throws the ball extremely hard and has a nice change-up,” McGee said. “He’s pitched in scrimmages and he looked real good against St. John’s.” Senior Jarred Cousino will start at first base and could also pitch, McGee said. “I predict he’ll end up hitting above .300,” the coach said, “but I have him in for his defensive skills. He’s a big kid and he’s very solid (defensively).” Peternel was a first-team All-TAAC catcher last season and is a four-year starter. McGee said Peternel and Flowers have signed on to play at Owens Community College next season. “Peternel has a cannon of an arm, and he hit over .400 last year,” McGee said.

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Toledo Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St., program includes Sit, Stay, Read, April 16 at 3:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; come read to a gentle, friendly therapy dog. Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave., programs for school-age children include: Birmingham Book Group, April 17, 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Discussion of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything I Never Told You,â&#x20AC;? by Celeste Ng; A Latte iPad CafĂŠ, April 17, 4 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; `Tweens and teens are invited to join the library for iPads, coffee, and fun; Maker Madness, April 20, 4 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; School-age children are invited for mini robots, coding and more. East Toledo Senior Center, 1001 White St., serves home-cooked lunch Mon.-Fri. at 11:45 a.m. Menu includes April 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sausage gravy and biscuit; April 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; lasagna; April 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pie; April 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; chicken salad on bun; April 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; pepperoni calzone. Meals must be ordered by 11 a.m. the day before by calling 419-691-2254. The centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dream Travelersâ&#x20AC;? will â&#x20AC;&#x153;visitâ&#x20AC;? Sweden April 23 at 10:45 a.m. RSVP by April 19. Meat Loaf Dinner, April 18, 5-7 p.m., Clark Street U.M. Church, 1133 Clark St. (off Fassett). Full dinner including dessert and beverage. Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; meals available; under age 3 eat free. Proceeds go to church missions. Roaring `20s Spring Fling, April 19, noon-3 p.m. in the community room at Genacross Lutheran Services â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Toledo Campus, 131 N. Wheeling St. Cost is $12 for food and entertainment by The Swingsters. Door prizes and raffles. Tickets available in the gift shop or by calling Dolores at 419-697-2422. Tables may be reserved for small groups. Sponsored by the Toledo Campus Guild. Prize Bingo, April 26, 7-9 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Church, corner of White & Idaho. Doors open at 6 p.m. Refreshments available. Presented by the Altar & Rosary Society. Tickets $5 at the door or in advance by calling 419-693-6409, 419-6936963 or the parish office at 419-698-1519. Rummage Sale, First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St., May 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and May 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (half-off Friday). Building is equipped with an elevator. Birmingham Block Watch meets the 4th Wed. of the month at 7 p.m. at VFW Post 4906, 2161 Consaul. Hungarian Embroidery Classes, Mondays from 2-4 or 6-8 p.m., Calvin United Church of Christ, 1946 Bakewell. Come to any session or call 419349-5539. East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis Club meets the 2nd and 4th Mon. at 11:45 a.m. at the American Family Table restaurant on Navarre Avenue in Oregon. Walk-ins welcome. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) welcomes new members who want to lose weight. The group meets Mon. from 7-8 p.m. at the East Toledo Senior Center, 1001 White St. Weigh-ins from 6-6:45 p.m. Yearly membership is $32. Weekly dues 50 cents. Call Judy at 419-691-8033 or come to a free meeting. Everyone welcome. Waite High School Alumni Class of 1951 meet the 2nd Mon. of every month. For info, call Betty at 419-691-7944 or Fran at 419-693-6060. Waite High School Class of 1955 meets the 2nd Tues. of each month. For more info, contact Ned Braunschweiger at 419-893-4336. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets the 4th Mon. of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor Cancer Center Library at Mercy St. Anne Hospital. For info, call Roger at 419-346-2753 or Ernie at 419-344-9830.

Oregon Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., programs include: For children: Family Storytime, Mon., 6 p.m.; Toddler Storytime, Wed., 10 a.m.; Preschool Storytime, Wed. and Thurs., 10:45 a.m.; Babytime, Thurs., 10 a.m.; Bad Art Night, April 17, 6:30 p.m. For teens: Repurposed on Purpose, April 17, 4 p.m.; Studio Session, April 20, 4 p.m. For adults: Bay Chapter Book Discussion, April 17, 1 p.m.; Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Self-Defense Seminars, April 18, 6:30 p.m. and April 21, 10 a.m. Call 419-259-5250 for details. Clay High School Class of 1974 Class GetTogether, April 14, 7 p.m.-midnight, Christ Dunberger Post, 4925 Pickle Rd. Potluck â&#x20AC;&#x201C; bring a dish to share. Cake will be provided. BYOB, including soft drinks. $5 at the door. Music by DJ Mike McGeorge. 50/50 raffle and door prizes. RSVP to Ellen Wilbarger at 419-205-0021, elwilbarger@att. net. All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner, April 14, 4-6 p.m., First St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St. Includes salad, dessert and beverage. Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; meals available. Dine in or carry out. Call 419-693-4578 for details. Oregon Fest Planning Meetings, April 16 and 30, May 7 and 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Oregon Library meeting room. Businesses, artisans and crafters, parade entries and non-profits are invited to register for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival. Visit or Lake Erie Center Public Lecture, April 19, 7-8 p.m., Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bayshore Rd. Dr. Heidi Appel, dean of the UT Jessup Scott Honors College, professor of environmental sciences, will discuss, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Amazing World of Plant Vibration Communication.â&#x20AC;? Lecture is free and open to the public. BeneďŹ t Spaghetti Dinner, April 28, 4:30 p.m., VFW Post #9816, 18-2 Ashcroft., followed by karaoke from 7:30-11:30 p.m. The post holds Euchre Tournaments Sundays at 2 p.m. Christ United Methodist Church Rummage &

Bake Sale, May 3-5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 5757 Starr Ave. Ext (corner of Stadium & Starr). Early bird admission May 3, 9-10 a.m. ($2 per shopper). Lunch available for purchase daily, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $2 bag day Sat. noon-3 p.m. Ye Olde Coffee Shop open daily 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Community donation drop-off days April 30 and May 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. No computers, TVs or mattresses. Vendors Wanted for Kiwanis Flea Market, May 12, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (set-up starts at 7:30 p.m.), Oregon Senior Center parking lot, 4350 Navarre Ave. Reserve a space for $20. RSVP by contacting Cathy at or 419-262-2325. Oregon Retired FireďŹ ghters Assn. meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at noon at the Oregon Inn. Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society, Historic Brandville School, is open the 1st and 3rd Thurs. of the month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and by appointment. Harbor View Historical Society, Inc. and Museum, 2083 Autokee St. in the Harbor View neighborhood, is open Tues. 5-8 p.m. Admission is free. For info, call 419-691-1517 or visit the museum on Facebook. Great Eastern Toastmasters Club meets the 1st & 3rd Tues. of each month from 6:30-8:15 p.m. in the community meeting room near the cafeteria at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital. Guests welcome or join for a small fee. Contact: Allan Hoar at 419698-3733 or visit for info. Ashland Church Food Pantry, 2350 Starr Ave. will be open the last Sat. of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. ID required. Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step Christian-based recovery program to help anyone overcome hurt, habit or hang-up, meets Wed. from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Intersection Church, formerly Heritage Christian Church, 1640 S. Coy Rd. Everyone welcome; free. Call 419-389-3299 for info. Support Group for Anyone Grieving a Death or Loss meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. Faith United Methodist Church, 3415 Starr Ave. James Wes Hancockâ&#x20AC;? Oregon Senior Center, 4350 Navarre Ave, open weekdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily activities include bingo, cardio drumming, line dancing, fitness classes, exercise, Euchre, Bunco, Mahjong and health screenings. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. daily. $2.50 donation is suggested for seniors 60 & older; all others $5.32. Reservations required 24 hours in advance. 419-698-7078. Christ Dunberger American Legion Post 537 hall at 4925 Pickle Rd. is available for rentals and accommodates up to 145 people. 419-705-0655. Quilts of Compassion seeks quilters to help make quilts for local charities, hospitals and disaster victims. No experience required. The group meets the last Wed. of the month 1-3 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 3415 Starr Ave. Call Flo at 419-693-3766.

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Curtice Community Club meets the 1st Thurs. of each month at 6 p.m. at the Jerusalem Township Hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd. The club is restructuring and welcomes everyone who grew up in Curtice (Lucas and Ottawa County sides) to share their time and talents. Planning is under way for Curtice Kidz Day on June 10.

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Jerusalem Twp. Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Bookmobile will visit the Jerusalem Twp. area April 19, May 17 and June 14 at the following locations and times: Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Superette, Reno Beach from 10-11 a.m.; Jerusalem Township Fire Station 11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m. and Ottawa Products in Curtice, 1:453:15 p.m. Board of Trustees Meet the 2nd and 4th Tues. of the month at 7 p.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

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Northwood Block Watch Meeting, April 18, 6:30 p.m., Tracy Road Fire Station, 2100 Tracy Rd. Guest speaker will be Belinda Brooks with Addiction Response Collaborative (ARC) with the Wood Co. Prosecutorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Northwood Food Distribution, April 25, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m., Josie Reinhart Community Room, 6000 Wales Rd. Maumee Bay Country Quilt Guild Meeting, May 1, 6:30 p.m., Northwood Church of God, 3375 Curtice Rd. Doors open at 6 p.m. Guest speaker Dr. Carol Hicks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Quilting Journeyâ&#x20AC;?.will discuss how she started quilting and how her tastes and quilt styles have changed over the years. She will include in her presentation her Millefiore quilt experience from 2015 which was an Internet quilt along. Visitors welcome. Bingo Sponsored by Northwood Athletic Boosters, April 30, June 4, July 9, Aug. 6 at the Northwood Athletics & Administration Building, 700 Lemoyne Rd. Doors open at 5 p.m. Early bird starts at 6 p.m. Regular bingo, pull tabs, refreshments available. Proceeds Benefit the Northwood High School athletes. Northwood VFW 2984 Fish Fries Fridays from 5-7:45 p.m. Featuring all-you-can-eat fish. Steaks, chicken, and shrimp also available. Sunday breakfasts 9 a.m.-noon. Public welcome. Live Music, Tues. at 7:30 p.m., Northwood VFW, 102 W. Andrus Rd. Bluegrass and acoustic music Olney/Northwood High School Reunion 19401969, Sept. 15 at Sunrise Park and Banquet Center,1460 Woodville Rd., Millbury. For details, visit Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prayer Breakfast, every 3rd Sat. of the month at 9 a.m. at Northwood Church of God, Coy & Curtice roads. For info, call 419-693-0260. Free Home Safety Assessments & Smoke Detector Installation Program offered by Northwood Fire Department. To schedule an appointment, city residents may contact the fire chief at 419-6901647 or email

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PLEASED TO PRESENT: 18281 W SUGAR VIEW DR, ELMORE $249,900 304 VENICE DR, NORTHWOOD $39,900 19330 W ARTZHEIM LN, ELMORE $385,000 28725 STARLIGHT RD, PERRYSBURG $138,900 206 ROSE DR, GENOA $104,000 4219 GARDEN PARK DR, TOLEDO $45,000 0 ASPEN LOT #39, ELMORE $30,000










Real Estate for Sale 3539 Terrace Dr. Toledo, Ohio 43611 Brick 3- bed $69,900 6303 Bayshore Rd Oregon, Ohio 43616 4 bed, 2 bath w/boat dock $147,900 Lots and Land NEW! 5 acres 460 Wynn Rd Oregon, Ohio 43616 $49,900 NEW! 5 acres 560 Wynn Rd Oregon, Ohio 43616 $49,900 NEW! 2.28 acres 20084 St Rt 23 Woodville, Ohio 43469 $16,500 40 acres 9033 Jerusalem Rd. Curtice, OH. 43412 $350,000 2.88 acres 10050 Corduroy Curtice, OH 43412 $32,000

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1509 CRAIGWOOD RD. Nice 3 bed home w/ basement & fenced-in backyard, near shopping & restaurants! 5610 WOODVILLE RD. WOW! Over 3,000 sq. ft. of living space in this unique home! Commercial building has been converted into functional home! PENDING: 462 Pavilion Rd. 1212 Washington St. SOLD!! 112 Harlan Dr. 30236 Cedar Valley Dr. 3220 Seaman Rd. 2128 Maginnis Rd. 23348 Centerfield Dr. 2282 N. Manor Dr. 5125 Williston Rd.

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Northwood- Spend your time relaxing while watching deer and other wildlife in the woods outside your back window. 100 x 200 lot with all utilities and Woods in rear. Located at 5419 Dry Creek in exclusive Cedar Creek Woods off of Rt 579 in Northwood. Why not build your dream house in a prime location. $55K 419-697-9985

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Excellent Properties! 1961 Grimes Golden, Toledo $99,900 642 Penn, Woodville $20,000 11931 Rachel, Curtice $7,990 (Building Lot) PENDING! PENDING! 3809 Torrance, Toledo 2258 Country Club, Toledo 835 Water, Woodville 3307 Seaman, Oregon 2048 Lilias, Oregon

60 HOUSES SOLD IN 2017! SOLD SOLD IN 2018 253 Jennings, Rossford 845 Butler, Toledo 7451 Addler, Holland 4420 Asbury, Toledo 692 Deer Run, Perrysburg 4728 Navarre, Oregon 4290 Monroe, Toledo 4718 Navarre, Oregon 5033 Planet, Toledo 4324 Candlewood, Sylvania 5260 Starr, Oregon 848 Athens, Oregon 556 Sky Way, Oregon 2331 Sylvania, Toledo

Walbridge- 2 BR MH in Walnut Hills, lots of new upgrades, move in ready. Call 419-344-2315 for details and appt. to view.


EAST- 3 Bedroom Lower $450/mo 1 Bedroom upper $325/mo 2 Bedroom Lower $400/mo +Deposit/Utilities, Appliances, No Pets. 419-691-3074


New Model Homes on Display! Variety of Floor Plans

2 & 3 Bedroom Bank Financing Available

Eastside new 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. $400-$500 mo, one moth deposit, credit check. No pets/smoking. 419-250-9748 Elmore- 2 bedroom, in town, hardwood floors, high ceilings, deck. $500 month 2yr lease. 419-509-7659 NORTHWOOD- 2 Bed Condo, 1.5 Bath, Garage, Appliances, $675/mo. +Deposit & Utilities, No Smoking, No Pets, References, 419-450-9470


*** PUBLISHER'S NOTICE *** All real estate or rental advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act. As amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability). To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free telephone number 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. *Equal Housing Opportunity* East Toledo- 1 Bedroom 1941 Nevada., w/d hookup, heat, water, stove included. $400/month + deposit, no smoking, credit check. 419-320-6545

East Toledo- Upper Apt. Nonsmokers only need apply, 1 Bedroom $375/mo. +$300 Deposit +Utilities, 419-693-5564 East Toledo- Very Nice and Clean 2 Bedroom Home, $565/Month + Deposit & Utilities, 419-787-6043


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Now accepting applications at: Quarry Village II Apartments 739 S. Main St. Gibsonburg, OH. 419-637-7214 2 bedroom apartments with appliances furnished, on site facilities. Call for details or pick up an application at the rental office. Handicap accessible, Equal Housing Opportunity, TTD# 419-526-0466. This institution is an Equal Opportunity provider.


Walbridge- 109 Elm, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, garage, all appliances, $750 + utilities + deposit. 419-343-3421



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PRICE REDUCTION. 3062 Camelot, Oregon. Condo - 2 Bed, 1½ Bath, Lg Living w/Fireplace, 1st Floor Laundry, Att. Garage. $99,900. Cellahome#DO3001. Tom Smith 419-343-8553. PRICE REDUCTION. 28891 Starbright. Reduced 3 Bed, 1½ Bath, Updated Kitchen, Huge Family Rm, Att. 2 Car Garage. Cellahome#DO1731. Tom Smith 419-343-8553. NEW LISTING. 941 Butler, Toledo. East Toledo Buy. Cute 4 Bedrooms. $24,900. Attention investors or firsttime buyers. Cellahome#DO2781. Dawn Betz-Peiffer 419-346-7411. Text property â&#x20AC;&#x153;codeâ&#x20AC;? TO 843367 (VIDEOS) for tour/ pictures and information.

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1961 Grimes Golden, Toledo Excellent tri-level with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, mudroom, patio and all appliances stay!

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April 22â&#x20AC;˘1:00-2:30 23051 Lemoyne Rd. Perrysburg $139,000


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1½ story, 1450 sq. ft. , 3 bed, 1½ bath, central air. 1 acre, 22â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; detached garage. Room for pole barn or pond. Eastwood schools.


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April 21th @ 10:00 AM 1645 Holland Rd. Maumee, Ohio 43537 LCBDD

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Land & Building Lots available along with Investment property.

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4-Vehicles, box compactor, pallet racks, misc. tools furniture, folding tables, lockers, office equipment & more. This will be a large auction!

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April 22â&#x20AC;˘3:00-4:30 pm 2311 Fremont Pike Perrysburg $209,000


Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the 13th Annual Canoe Rides Saturday, May 5th at Harrison Park sponsored by Son Fire by the River Big Thank You to the After-Prom Comitteeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard work for our Youth Call for Power Washing of your home to remove grime & mold. 419-467-9341

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Mike's Hauling We buy junk cars, trucks and vans Scrap metal hauled free. 419-666-1443


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A Toledo based Medical garment manufacturer is looking for a sewer to operate various industrial sewing machines. Must be able to work with detail and follow instructions. Position requires standing for the duration of the shift. Prior industrial sewing experience preferred but not necessary. Send resume to: Human Resources 5030 Advantage Drive Suite 101 Toledo, Ohio 43612.

Corporation providing community based residences for adults with developmental disabilities has immediate need for direct care staff. Full and part-time positions available. We offer a a competitive wage, employee sponsored health care plan for fulltime employees and a pension plan for both full and part-time employees.EOE Apply online at: communityresidential Direct Sales of Voluntary benefits Commissions and renewals Full or part time Call 419-215-7061 for info Drivers CDL-A: Looking for an incredible career? Don't Wait! Earn Top Pay & Great Benefits: Health, Life, Dental & Vision Insurance, 401K and More! Must have at least 1yr recent (in past 3yrs) CDL driving experience with X-end. Tanker a plus! EOE 866-448-4068

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CDL Dump Truck Driver Needed Call 419-836-7828 or 419-466-0102

Janitors Needed at Turnpike Plaza in Genoa, Part-time & full time shifts, including weekends. Pays up to $8.75/hr. Must have clean background and reliable transportation. Call 419-309-8664 Mon-Fri between 9am-4pm. Looking for full & part time laborers. No experience required. Pay varies depending on experience. Freedom Roofing, Windows & Siding LLC 419-373-3366

Open House for Local, Class-A CDL Drivers. Home Daily Openings! Monday 4/23 & Tuesday 4/24, 9a-3p. 2509 Marion-Williamsport Rd W, Marion, OH 43302 Call Tiara to schedule appointment for interview time. Qualified candidates will receive job offer, on the spot! Penske Logistics: 855-395-1826

Williams Concrete, Inc. Williams Concrete is hiring CDL-qualified mixer truck drivers for our Maumee and Woodville locations. We are offering competitive pay and benefits. Please call Kevin Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell for more Information. 419-304-6253

Turnpike Service ce Plazas are hiring for: TRAVELERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EXPRESS

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Remodeler needs Carpenter's Helper for Windows, Siding, Framing, Drywall, Flooring. Must have own transportation. 419-836-1976


Truck Drivers needed at The Salvation Army Warehouse, Fulltime, Starting pay $10/hr. After 90 days benefits. Must have good driving record, Driver's License, must past drug test and criminal background check. Apply at: 131 Belmont Ave., Toledo, OH. 43604 MondayFriday 10am-2pm.




LOCAL CONTRACTOR Needs Part-time/Full Time Employee Handyman/Painter Landscaper/Lawn Mower Etc.

Call Lighthouse Services 419-250-6009

Windsor Lane Healthcare is looking for nurses who want to make a difference! We offer competitive pay and are now hiring LPNs, RNs & STNAs

Join Our Team We are offering LPN & RN sign-on bonuses at $5,000 and STNA at $800 Windsor Lane Healthcare 355 Windsor Lane Gibsonburg, OH 43431 419-637-2104



Experienced GRILL COOK

Starting at $12/hr. Waitstaff needed Grannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen 1105 Main St., Woodville ille 419-849-2203


Home Health Caregiver Are you or a loved one looking for help with Personal Care, Companionship, Housekeeping, Meal Preparation, or help with your Lawn & Garden. Experienced. CPR & First Aid Certified. Call or Text 419-654-3453

*A Mechanic looking for used* vehicle, motorhome or ? Running or Not, Pay Hundreds, Thousands for the right vehicle look. Pay accordingly, anything with wheels. 419-870-0163

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Restlawn Memorial Park- 2 interment spaces- Garden of Wings Victory- 2A Lot#4350 spaces 122- Veterans only- 2 vaults included. Cost today 2018- $500 Veterans space, $2,150 Vaults ($1,075 each)- Total $3,750. Will sell for $2,950. call 419-367-4906


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A public Thank You to those that answered my prayer's every time I asked. The Holy Trinity, BVM, St. Jude, Joseph, Anthony and all of Jesus family. I ask, he answers. It's called Faith and Trust. CAH Is Dr. Dahesh the latest messenger of The Divine?

Windsor Lane Health Care is currently looking for an Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON). As Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) your duties include but are not limited to, Manage administrative and functional areas or programs within the Nursing Department. Assist the Director of Nursing (DON) in overall operation of the department in accordance with Company policies and standards of nursing practices and government regulations, so as to maintain quality care. *Job duties vary and can be discussed upon interview* REQUIREMENTS: â&#x20AC;˘Current RN license required â&#x20AC;˘Experience in Long-Term Care settings â&#x20AC;˘2 years management experience preferred â&#x20AC;˘Excellent Communication Skills required on â&#x20AC;˘Evidence of basic leadership skills and supervision â&#x20AC;˘Flexible hours required Job Type: Full-time hin Fax resume to 419-637-2555 or apply within 31 @ 355 Windsor Ln Gibsonburg, Ohio 43431

North Branch Nursery, Inc. in Pemberville, OH has Landscape open positions Landscape Crew Foreman This position will work 40+ hours per week on a variety of hardscape and landscape projects, manage one to two other crew members, and communicate with the designer and client. Requirements: Previous experience in landscape installation and maintenance, valid driver license, strong work ethic, ability to work well with others; work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Landscape Crew Member This position will work 40+ hours per week on a variety of hardscape and landscape projects. Training will be provided to teach you the skills needed for the landscape and horticultural industry. Requirements: Reliable transportation, strong work ethic, ability to learn new tasks; work outdoors in all weather conditions. Please stop in to our garden center during business hours for an application or go to our website for a printable application form: Applications may be dropped off to the garden center during business hours, faxed to Kelly Gonzales at 419-287-4161 or mailed to: Kelly Gonzales - Financial and Human Resource Manager North Branch Nursery, Inc. 3359 Kesson Rd. PO Box 353 Pemberville, OH 43450 Competitive Pay and BeneďŹ ts including health insurance, 401K plan, vacation and holiday pay.

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Pressure Washer/Exhaust Hood Company Hiring Part Time or Full Time. Must have valid drivers license. Call 419-862-3903

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VENDORS WANTED! Kiwanis Flea Market Oregon Senior Center 4350 Navarre Ave.,

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Open Garden Center Sales Positions (Pemberville) North Branch Nursery in Pemberville, OH has open Garden Center Sales Associate positions beginning this spring. The positions require a willingness to learn about plant material, assist customers with plant selections, load customer orders, complete sales transactions through QuickBooks, demonstrate the ability to follow instructions and then execute directions in a timely manner and a desire to continually improve the skills and knowledge required for this position. Basic plant knowledge preferred. Please stop in to our garden center during business hours for an application or go to our website for a printable application form: Applications may be dropped off to the garden center during business hours, faxed to Kelly Gonzales at 419-287-4161 or mailed to: Kelly Gonzales Financial and Human Resource Manager North Branch Nursery, Inc. 3359 Kesson Rd. PO Box 353 Pemberville, OH 43450 Competitive Pay and BeneďŹ ts including health insurance, 401K plan, vacation and holiday pay.

Enjoy fresh air? Get hooked at Meinke Marina & Fishery Mein Position openings for temp. and full season: â&#x20AC;˘ General Labor (Commercial Fishing Netting Assist.) â&#x20AC;˘ Boat Bottom Painting â&#x20AC;˘ Boat Lift Operator â&#x20AC;˘ Store Clerks (must be 18 years of age) Must be available holidays & weekends Apply in person Mon.-Wed.-Fri.-Sat. 9am-5pm Laraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing OfďŹ ce off Anchor Pt. Rd. 10955 Corduroy Rd. 419-836-7774



NORTHWOOD 1959 Lear Dr. Thursday, April 19th 5-8 pm Friday, April 20th 9-4 pm Saturday, April 21st 9-1 pm Lots of home necessities and dĂŠcor. Purging 20 years of accumulation from house & garage. Dining room set, bedroom set, children & adult clothing. OREGON 3254 Beachwood Fri. & Sat., April 20th - 21st (9am-4pm) Furniture, sofa's, table & chairs, summer and home dĂŠcor, toys, baby, kids and adult clothing, bed, bath, curtains, CD's, DVD's, books and more!

OREGON 5340 Starr Ave (Btwn Wynn& Stadium) April 19-21 9-5 Annual garage sale now a moving sale in the barn! We will have all sorts of items small appliances, household goods, kids clothes & toys, womens, jr's, young & tall men clothing, some furniture, tools, electric fireplace, table & chairs, cricut cutter, jewelery, bathroom vanity w/sink, lamps & light fixtures, sporting goods & so much more! Come on out & see what you may be missing!



Walbridge 30600 Drouillard Rd., Ste B April 20 & 21 (8am-4pm) Headboard, Kitchen Cabinets and Counter tops, Organ, Antique baby crib, Appliances, Gas fireplace, Tools, & Misc. household items

GENOA 21851 W. Moline-Martin Rd Fri. & Sat. April 20-21 (9am-5pm) Curio Cabinet, Hallmark Collectibles, DVD's, Outdoor Moon Valley & Primitive Furniture and Lots of Misc. GENOA 303 W. Second St. Sat. April 21 (9am-4pm) Household Items, Furniture, Decorative Items, Metal Storage Racks, Wood Storage Cabinets, Log Chains, Power Saw, Power Drills, Wrenches, Other Misc. Tools, Gas Grill, Snow Blower, RV Motorhome, 2010 Chrysler 300

Antique Sears Kenmore Sewing Machine. Call or text for more info. $50 OBO. 419-654-3453 Buffalo Pottery pitcher, bowl, & stand $150. Gate leg table $275. Wood fern stand $80. 419-283-6436



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The Humane Society of Ottawa County 2424 E. Sand Rd Port Clinton, OH 43452 Open: Tues-Sat 12-5p.m., (419)734-5191, Our adoption fees are: Cats (1-5 years) $90 Cats (5+ years) $45 Kittens (under 1 year) $125 *All adoption fees include spay/ neuter & appropriate vaccinations*


2002 Honda Accord EX V6 $3,700. 160,000 miles, silver, Excellent condition. Elmore 419-260-3572 2005 Hyundai Elantra. Clean, all power, runs good. $2,850. 419-4603188

    16K Reese 5th wheel hitch. Used 2yrs. $375. 419-340-6283

2006 Jayco Jayflight 28RLS. Everything works, clean, no leaks, hitch insert & bars included. Tires & breaks good. Book $7,100. Asking $6,200. 419-707-2645 (Oak Harbor)

     2011 Suzuki SSA Bergman just taken in for a 200 mile checkup, $5,300. 567-314-9117

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Valentino This guy. This guy sees the glass as always half full. This guy is guaranteed to make you laugh. This guy is always up for an adventure exploring the 419. This guy is looking for that special someone to share those adventures as well as French fries with. This guy is Valentino and he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to meet you! Come and meet him and all of his adoptable friends at Lucas County Canine Care & Control - 410 S Erie St. Toledo - 419-213-2800 If you are missing your dog, or lost without a dog, please come and take a look!

Jack is a 1 year old Dalmatian mix. He is a sweet boy looking for his forever home. He is good with other dogs and children. Jack is neutered and up to date on vaccinations. The Humane Society of Ottawa County 2424 E. Sand Rd Port Clinton, OH 43452 Open: Tues-Sat 12-5p.m., (419)734-5191, Our adoption fees are: Dogs (over 1 year) $150* Puppies (under 1 year) $175* *Includes spay/neuter & vaccinations*

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HEARING NOTICE Oregon City Council will conduct a Public Hearing on April 23, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. in Council Chambers on an application for placement of farmland into an Agricultural District for the following: 18.75 acres located at 3935 Corduroy Road, owned by Bolan Muchewicz et al. Kathleen Hufford, Finance Director

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Dreams of Fields Landscaping & Tree Service • Spring & Fall Cleanup A+ • Bed Maintenance Rating • Mulching • Firewood • Tree & Shrub Pruning & Removing — Degree in Landscape Design — Free Estimates/insured I will match or beat any price! brad fields 419-250-8305

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Total remodeling, from start to finish! •We build Custom Kitchen •Cabinets and Vanities to fit your space •Custom Tile Showers •Kitchens •Hardwood Floors •Drywall •Trimwork •And much, much more.

Commercial & Residential Full Lawn Service For ALL of Your needs Thanking Lucas, Wood, & Ottawa Counties For 14 years of service


CUTTING EDGE PROFESSIONAL PAINTING Interior/Exterior Power Washing Marc 419-464-8248

• Replace or Repair • New Roof • Flat Roof • Rubber Roof


Jason’s Property Maintenance JASON 419-559-9698



•Mowing/Weekly/1 time •Edging •Shrub Trimming •Mulch A+ •Spring Clean Ups


Free Estimates Licensed & Insured

Kyle - 419-345-5666


419-836-8663 419-392-1488

419-322-5891 567-694-9713

Flat Work, Colored, & Stamped • Bobcat work, Hauling & Dirt work All Major Credit FREE ESTIMATES Cards LICENSED & INSURED Accepted

Jim Gray

419-691-7958 Remodeling

Complete Lawn Service and Bush Trimming — No contracts —

Family Owned & Operated Since 1942 A+ Rating

RESS Plumbing

Lawn Care

TURF TIGER LAWNCARE Commercial & Residential

“Your Complete Home or Business Repair and Revitalization Experts” Residential • Commercial

Whole House Generators

Concrete Driveways & Patios • Sidewalks New Construction Decks & More

Since 1972


419-836-FIXX (3499)

Free Loaners/Towing


List any items in the same ad totaling under $2,000 for $5/week. (15 word limit, 20¢ each word over) Deadline 1pm Thurs. (Open (Open M-Th. 9 to 5) (P)419-836-2221 - (F)419-836-1319 • Suburban • ExploreRd. P.O.Metro Box 169, 1550 Woodville Millbury, Ohio 43460


12 days from

DENTAL Insurance

2 FOR 1

— Fully Insured —


All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Robert Belville Builder

Complete Remodeling Service 50 Yrs. Experience - Insured/Bonded • ADDITIONS • BATHROOMS • ROOFING & SIDING • COMMERCIAL REMODELING

419-693-4053 419-467-1404 Roofing

ACE ROOFING - FREE ESTIMATES Senior Discounts Veteran Discounts Roofs/Gutters Siding/Windows

INSURED/ Lifetime Warranty

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Home Improvement *Roofing *Siding *Repairs *Chimney Flashing *Chimney Caps *Gutter Covers A+

JASON 419-559-9698 Storage

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Tree Service


Look for our lime green trucks! •Professional Trimming and Pruning •Tree & Stump Removal •Land Clearing •Crane Service •Firewood/Mulch (delivery available)

– 24 Hour Emergency Service – We are local FREE Quotes Fully Insured

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APRIL 16, 2018


BAUMANN AUTO GROUP GENOA Supplier Pricing For Everyone!

2018 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 0 LT LT #B88767, Double Cab, V8, 4x4 MSRP $46,210

FORD ECOSPORT NEW 2018 #F4448, 200A Pkg. MSRP $23,900


Sale Price $34,383* Save $11,827

Now Only $19,750*

Save Over $4,000 OR Lease for $249** per month 11 Ecosports Available! *Ford Rebates included. Ford ¿nancing required. Security deposit required, plus tax, title, license & documents fees extra. With approved credit. Offer ends April 30, 2018. **Lease is for 36 months, $2,000 down, 10,500 miles per year (15 cents every mile thereafter). Ford Rebates included. Ford ¿nancing required. Security deposit required, plus tax, title, license & documents fees extra. With approved credit. Offer ends April 30, 2018.

*Price includes all rebates and incentives. Plus tax, title, license and document fees extra. Must lnance through GM Financial and qualify for Conquest rebate. With approved credit. offers end April 30, 2018.


2018 FORD ESCAPE XLT NEW #F8234, 200A Pkg.

#FC8014, FWD MSRP $27,000

MSRP $26,695

Now Only $21,200*

Save Over $5,000 OR Lease for $159** per month 5 at this price, 30 Escapes Available! *Ford Rebates included. Ford ¿nancing required. Security deposit required, plus tax, title, license & documents fees extra. With approved credit. Offer ends April 30, 2018. **Lease is for 24 months, $2,000 down, 10,500 miles per year (15 cents every mile thereafter). Ford Rebates included. Ford ¿nancing required. Security deposit required, plus tax, title, license & documents fees extra. With approved credit. Offer ends April 30, 2018.

2018 FORD EXPLORER XLT NEW #F6802, 202A Pkg. MSRP $41,745


Sale Price $22,620* Save $4,380 *Price includes all rebates and incentives. Plus tax, title, license and document fees extra. Must lnance through GM Financial and qualify for Conquest rebate. With approved credit. offers end April 30, 2018.

2017 CHEVY MALIBU #FC7152 MSRP $24,100

Now Only $34,800*

Save Over $6,000 OR Lease for $235** per month 20 Explorers Available!

*Ford Rebates included. Ford ¿nancing required. Security deposit required, plus tax, title, license & documents fees extra. With approved credit. Offer ends April 30, 2018. **Lease is for 36 months, $2,000 down, 10,500 miles per year (20 cents every mile thereafter). Ford Rebates included. Ford ¿nancing required. Security deposit required, plus tax, title, license & documents fees extra. With approved credit. Offer ends April 30, 2018.

2018 FORD F150 SuperCab XLT NEW #F8222, 4x4 MSRP $48,365

Now Only $35,150*


Sale Price $17,388* Save $6,712 *Price includes all rebates and incentives. Plus tax, title, license and document fees extra. Must lnance through GM Financial and qualify for Conquest rebate. With approved credit. offers end April 30, 2018.


Save Over $13,000 OR Lease for $255** per month 3 at this price, 30 Ford F150’s Available!

#FC8042, 2WD Ext, Cab WT MSRP $29,060

*Ford Rebates included. Ford ¿nancing required. Security deposit required, plus tax, title, license & documents fees extra. With approved credit. Offer ends April 30, 2018. **Lease is for 24 months, $2,000 down, 10,500 miles per year (20 cents every mile thereafter). Ford Rebates included. Ford ¿nancing required. Security deposit required, plus tax, title, license & documents fees extra. With approved credit. Offer ends April 30, 2018.



Sale Price $24,908* Save $4,151 *Price includes all rebates and incentives. Plus tax, title, license and document fees extra. Must lnance through GM Financial and qualify for Conquest rebate. With approved credit. offers end April 30, 2018.

2011 GMC Acadia SLT 2 AWD #F6723A


2016 Ford Explorer Ltd. 4WD #F8103A


2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2011 Harley Davidson Wide Glyde #F8062A




2015 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 #F80252


2014 Ford Focus SE #F70955A


2015 Ford Escape SE 4x4 #F80260


2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS 4x4 #F8108A


Baumann Chevy CertiÀed Pre-Owned

2009 Chevy Malibu LT 2LT #FC80377A


2016 GMC Acadia SLE Jeff Brown General Manager

Dean Buhrow

Anthony Sondergeld Sales Mgr.

Mike Schlosser

Grant Miller Sales Mgr.

Brian Gentry

Nick Paul

Ryan Drenning

RJ Stachowiak

Josh O’Brien

Curtis Miller

Rob Hofelich


22110 W. St. Rt. 51, Genoa • 419-855-8366



2007 Ford F-150 XLT #FC71103B


2016 Cadillac SRX #FC80372


2016 Chevy Cruze Limited 2016 Chrysler Town & Country





2015 Chevy Silverado 1500

2018 Chevy Equinox Premier





Jeff Brown General Manager

Anthony Sondergeld Sales Mgr.

Grant Miller Sales Mgr.

Nick Paul

RJ Stachowiak

Curtis Miller

Dean Buhrow

Mike Schlosser

Brian Gentry

Ryan Drenning

Josh O’Brien

Rob Hofelich


22215 W. St. Rt. 51, Genoa • 419-855-8361



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