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HURON HOMETOWN NEWS

VOL. 3 NUMBER 19 January 8, 2009

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Huron High School Pancake Breakfast Benefit for Fellow Student in Need Huron High School’s National Honor Society and Student Council are teaming up with the Huron Lion’s Club to host a Pancake Breakfast for Taylor Maclean and her mom, Dawn Patterson. The Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, January 24, in the Huron High School cafeteria from 8am until noon. Breakfast can be purchased for a minimum donation of $5 per meal. Taylor is a junior at Huron High School. She was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease and will be undergoing at least eight months of

chemotherapy. Taylor’s Mom, Dawn Patterson, has been diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer and is undergoing various treatments. Due to the mounting medical expenses of treatments for Taylor and her Mom, the students at HHS have decided to help them raise money. The students of Huron High School will appreciate your support of a fellow student and her mother in their time of need. If you cannot attend the breakfast but would like to make a donation, please send your check made out to Huron High School-Maclean Fund @ 710 West Cleveland Road, Huron 44839.

How Lighthouse Church Lights Up Lives BY MARY ANN BENCIVENGO

Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, led by Pastor Tom Holzaepfel, opens its doors to a lot more than its congregation on Sundays for services. Its doors open daily to answer the needs of those in need in our community. The church hosts the Huron Helping Hand Food Pantry and is Huron’s service unit for the Salvation Army. The food pantry meets the daily challenge of making food available to the hungry and the Salvation Army service unit helps those with other monetary needs. When the pantry and the Salvation Army Service Unit are not The Food Pantry, like Care-N-Share, is in the Emergency Food Box Program. Rather than being an on-site facility that serves prepared meals, the Food Pantry is a place where people can shop for groceries to prepare on their own at home. It is designed to give people anywhere from three days to about two weeks worth of food and those in the program can shop at the pantry one time every thirty days. These items are provided free of cost. Now, in addition to items such as rice, pasta, soup, peanut butter and fresh fruit, frozen food such as meat is available. The program helps the elderly, those living on social security, young families or single parents struggling to make ends meet, those who are laid off or have lost their jobs, and the physically or mentally disabled. It also helps those who are transients passing through town. The Salvation Army also helps transients by putting them up overnight in a hotel after receiving a voucher from the Huron Police Department to make sure of safety in our community. The Salvation Army service unit also assists with needs other than food, such as with utility shut-off notices, prescription drugs and other qualifying bills, coats hats and mittens and other regular items of clothing, toys for children and in the late summer, with school supplies. Lighthouse Church, with the wonderful support of our churches and our schools and other city organizations, collected about 150 pairs of gloves and an equal amount of hats and scarves and at least 200 coats so far this winter. The Angel Tree and the Kettle Campaign resulted in $2,000 in gifts cards for children and seniors for Christmas and helped 108 children joyfully receive 3-5 gifts each for Christmas. The Huron Chamber of Commerce, the Lion’s Club, St. Peter’s Church Knights of Columbus, other area churches, Mark’s Masonic Lodge, local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Student Council, National Honor Society and Students Against Destruc-

—————— Around Town tive Decisions (SADD) were all instrumental in this, in ringing the bells of the holiday spirit by the doors of local stores for the Kettle Campaign. Page 2 In smaller communities and cities such as ours, the Salvation Army has service units rather than a core unit that larger cities have. The core units —————— also provide disaster relief such as for Katrina and Tsunami. The Helping Hand Food Pantry was established 13 years ago and keeps expanding. During distribution hours, families or individuals can sign up Milestones for the monthly food distribution program. Its hours of operation are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays and on rare occaPage 3 sions by appointment. Call 419-433-8889 for more information or visit http://www.lighthouseagc.org. —————— The Salvation Army Service Unit hours are from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursdays by appointment only. Call 419-433-0500 for more information Entertainment or to schedule an appointment. Both the Food Pantry and Salvation Army Service Unit are located inside the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, 820 Cleveland Rd. E., Huron, by Page 4 the water tower. —————— Pastor Tom Holzaepfel says he wishes to express a big thank you to those that have donated time, food and sundry items and money. “Thank you to the Huron Community. It would not be possible without your help. Many Shape Your of the local churches are helping us through monthly food drives. Virtually every church is participating at this point.” Behind in 2009 Page 5 —————— Part 2 of 2, continued from last week. Parks & Rec the 2000’s, working seven different decades for the Huron City School System. In the early 1970’s, Dick and his family also spent a year in the Page 6 This story is about a man that many Huronites know quite well. It’s Philippines on a teacher exchange. important the younger people and new residents of Huron know what Throughout his life, he always maintained a best friend relationship man has done for his city, his school, and his country. His name is with Jim Campbell, who would work his way up through the Detroit Ti—————— this Dick Klein. ger Baseball Club’s organization to the General Manager and President’s Born in 1923 to Louis and Irene Klein on Williams Street in Huron, position. Through Dick Klein, Jim Campbell donated uniforms, ground Schools & he later attended Ohio State University then enlisted in the army during tarps, and baseball equipment. I remember sitting with Dick for many a WWII, to become a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division. game in Jim Campbell’s private box at Tiger Stadium. Dick was wounded in the leg by a hand grenade on December 22, but Dick remembers Jim’s Mother Vanessa as a wonderful friend and his sisSports didn’t know how serious it was since he couldn’t feel anything because of ter Betty was like the sister he never had. Jim Campbell was the best man the numbness. He recalls the medic being called over to attend to him in Dick’s wedding to June. Many of you will remember June working Page 7 and after observing the wound, told Dick “I’ve got bad news.” Fearing the for 43 years at Wee People Nursery for owners Dee Browne and Saundra worst, Dick said “what is it?” The medic replied, “It’s not bad enough to Dolbeer. They also are the proud parents of David (Huron) and Terri home.” (Columbus) and two loving grandsons, Michael and Alex. —————— getDickyouspent 11 months in the hospital, but during that time, rehab was In the late 1980’s, Jim approached Dick Klein about starting a scholarnot a practice. Dick still limps today at age 85 from his World War II ship fund in his Mother’s memory. What followed of course is the Campwound. Sports bell Scholarship which has awarded over $ 1,248,000 to 61 Huron stuDuring World War II, Dick personally saw Prime Minister Winston dents. Presently, 11 students are receiving $6,000 a year for four years to Churchill, Generals Dwight Eisenhower, Omar Bradley and Maxwell Tay- help pay for their education. Each year two or more Huron students are Page 8 lor, as well as President Franklin Roosevelt, entertainer Bob Hope and selected to receive this prestigious scholarship.

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British Field General Bernard Montgomery. In 1946, he returned to The Ohio State University under the GI Bill and graduated in 1948. College costs had increased to about $2,500 per year. After doing graduate work, he returned to Huron in 1949 to teach American History, work as an assistant in football and basketball and started the baseball program as the head coach. All this for $2,800 a year! Dick Klein had a remarkable career in Huron for 38 years that included being a teacher, social studies department head, driver’s education instructor, assistant principal, McCormick principal and the athletic director for 23 years, assistant football for two years, head basketball for eight years, and head baseball for 24 years. As basketball coach, his 1953-1954 team reached the Regional Tournament and lost by two points to Ottoville. As athletic director, he oversaw the start of girls’ athletics, the opening of the present Huron High School, the transfer of the bleachers from McCormick to the present field and coached two future professional baseball players, Paul Doyle and Jay Pressler. Doyle reached the majors and pitched for the Atlanta Braves and the California Angels. After retiring in 1987, he continued to sub for the school system into

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Without a doubt, this wonderful scholarship would never have happened without Jim Campbell’s trust in Dick Klein that it would be done right. Dick helped in organizing the scholarship fund and selection committee, and coordinated the funds through the banks. To me, this is something that never should be forgotten. A passion for Dick and June has been their travel throughout the world. They have visited all seven continents and 70 countries. Dick’s favorite country is the United States of America, “because it has everything”. He enjoyed Ireland for its beauty and history and the Dutch and the Australians for the people. His least desired memory was Morocco. A future visit is planned for Croatia. Today, Dick and June enjoy watching their grandsons, Michael and Alex grow up and Dick still plays golf, reads, watches television and is always thinking about the next trip. Dick has only missed one Ohio State football season in Columbus in 62 years and that is when they were in the Philippines. Dick Klein is an icon in the city of Huron and a valuable resident. May we always remember his contributions to the city, the school, and his country.

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Around Town Tales & Scales brings “The Arabian Nights” to Adams Junior High and Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center, Jan. 31

A Letter to the Chamber of Commerce First of all I would like to congratulate Huron High School for their beautiful new football stadium. It is truly a nice facility. It also brings to mind the great sports venues Huron had when I was growing up in the late 50’s and early 60’s. Places such as Bon Dunn’s Pool Hall, Saint Loudy’s Arena, the #1 and #2 coves, the old Municipal Stadium at McCormack, the park across from the Legando residence in Old Homestead and the grandest “stadium” of all, the Library yard. Many cold winter days were spent at Dunn’s eating hot chili and watching some of the legends of Huron billards play pool or playing basketball in Loudy’s Clothing Store’s back room. Also ice hockey was played at the coves and many games of British Bulldog at Old Homestead Park. I still have fond memories of watching players like Billy Joe Armstrong, Pat Terry and Jay Pressler play at Municipal Stadium on some of the great Huron football teams. We also enjoyed the Halloween festivities there, the cider and donuts and the greased pig contest. A lot of Saturday and Sunday mornings were spent shoveling snow off the courts on Ohio Street so we could engage in a good basketball game. If we were lucky and Casey Lang was around, he would let us in the school to play. My fondest memory though is of the legendary football, baseball, and Home Run Derby games played at the Library yard. I’m sure if ESPN was around then they would have televised these events. I sincerely hope that the youth of today have memories such as these and not of who had the best score in the X-Box, Wi. or the other computer games. Although I now live in Norwalk I’ll always have fond memories such as these and many more of my youth and growing up in Huron.

‘Musictellers’ ignite the imaginations of young audiences Watch a battle fought with dueling drumsticks and the flash of a flute! Hear a genie burst out of 1,500 years of imprisonment with clashing cymbals and thundering drums! The Firelands Symphony Orchestra is proud to present this unforgettable program appropriate for children ages preschool through fifth grade. Tales & Scales, an acclaimed musical ensemble, will bring the exotic heroine Scheherazade to life at 11 a.m. Jan. 31 on the stage of Adams Junior High School in Sandusky and repeated at the Ernsthausen Center in Norwalk at 4 pm. The group uses “musictelling” to delight young audiences as well as adults with the legend of a beautiful, brave woman who leads a rebellion against a misguided king. Captured in battle, Scheherazade combines storytelling and music in hopes of changing the king’s greedy ways and postponing her own execution. Flutes fly, trombones tango and drums dance as Tales & Scales weaves original stories, instrumental music and creative

A Huronite Forever, Dave Herner Class of “1965” movement into a unique experience for young people and their families. Tales & Scales puts music and story into motion, allowing audiences of all ages to “see” with their ears, “hear” with their eyes and feel the excitement of live performing arts. Since its inception in 1986 in Evansville, Ind., Tales & Scales has commissioned and performed original productions for more than a million young people. Admission for the Jan. 31 performances is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Call the Firelands Symphony Orchestra at 419-621-4800 to order tickets.

GREGORY F. BISHOP, MD, ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Gregory F. Bishop, MD is now scheduling appointments. Serving families in the Sandusky area, Dr. Bishop is Board Certified in Psychiatry and is on the Medical Staff at Firelands Regional Medical Center. Joining the practice of Carlos Lowell, DO, Dr. Bishop brings 20 years of practice experience in Inpatient and Outpatient Adult Psychiatry and has a special interest in Psychopharmacology and addiction medicine. Dr. Bishop provides treatment for: mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorders; anxiety and nervous disorders; attention deficit disorders; psychosis, such as schizophrenia; alcohol and drug addiction. Originally from Monroeville and currently living hear Willard, Dr. Bishop has always had an interest in helping others. Located at 143 East Water Street, Sandusky, appointments can be made by calling 419627-9289.

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“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” auditions will be held at BGSU Firelands “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” auditions will be held at BGSU Firelands From 4:30 - 7 p.m. on Jan. 15 and 16 and 9 - 11 a.m. on Jan. 17, in McBride Auditorium at BGSU Firelands, the Caryl Crane Children’s Theatre will enter its 23rd season with auditions for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” a full-length musical based upon the story by the Brothers Grimm, with book, lyrics and music by Carol Weiss. Roles are available for ages ten through adult. Those auditioning are encouraged to read the story and be familiar with the Brothers Grimm story and with the characters and plot. A song and dance will be taught at the auditions. Play scripts are on closed-reserve at the BGSU Firelands library. The play features a flexible cast with a variety of adult and children roles available. Children must be at least ten years of age by January 15. This family musical hums with 14 lively songs and dances, and features the wisecracking Mirror who will answer only if addressed in rhyme, as well as a whole court of funny bubbling characters. Snow White flees the evil Queen and finds refuge with seven little miners, but the Queen and her Wicked Witch sister pursue her, only to be led into the woods by Mirror. Her evil plan thwarted, the Queen is trapped in an ugliness spell, and forced to remain that way because, as the entire court reminds her, in a rousing Gospel-like song, “You’re the mirror of every deed you do.” Rehearsals will begin Jan. 22 and will run from 6 - 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Performance dates are March 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2009. ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ will be directed and choreographed by Dr. Ronald R. Ruble, Caryl Crane Children’s Theatre artistic director, with choreography and music direction by Dr. Jann Graham-Glann. Marty Smith will serve as choral director. David L. Gilmore will be the set designer & technical director. Davy Davis will be the scenic artist and properties designer. Carolyn R. Griswold will be costume designer and coordinator, and Julie A. Hamann will be the box office manager. For more information, call Dr. Ruble at 419-433-5560, ext. 20642.

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Irene S., White, 88, Huron, died Friday evening, Dec. 26, 2008, in Admiral’s Point, Huron. She was born Jan. 14, 1920, in Danbury Township, Ohio, daughter of the late Meta (Hansen) and John Christiansen. She married Milton White, Oct. 22, 1957, in Port Clinton; he preceded her in death. Irene was a secretary for judges at both the Ottawa County Courthouse and Erie County Courthouse. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Sandusky. Irene is survived by her sons, Steven White, Cincinnati, Milton (Shirley) White, Huron, James (Doris) White, Theodore (Dorothy) White, John White and Tom White, all of Sandusky; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Henry (Donna) Christiansen. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sons, Jerold and Richard White; and half brother, Wilbur Ahrens. Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2 in Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3 in Toft Funeral Home. The Rev. Catherine Schibler, Assistant to the Bishop, officiated. Private burial was in Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky. Memorial contributions may be made to Admiral’s Point, Huron.

Randy Ray Pickard, 55, of Huron, died Jan. 1, 2009, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky. He was a lifelong resident of Huron, where he was employed at Glidden for 30 years, retiring several years ago. He was a member of Huron Eagles. He is survived by his son, J.R. of Huron; mother, Nancy Takala of Ruskin, Fla.; second mother, Mary Lou Pickard of Atwater, Ohio; sister, Mary Kay Stevens of Atwater, Ohio; three brothers, Tim Pickard of Florida, Ronald Takala of Marion, Ohio, and Alan Takala of Florida; niece, Kayla Olson; and nephew Brandon Olson. He was preceded in death by his father, Kay Ronald Pickard. Friends called at visitation from 2-5 p.m. Sunday in Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Huron, where funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Ronald Takala officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to EHOVE Career Center, c/o P.O. Box 564, Huron, OH 44839. Condolences may be shared at fosterfh.com

Allen David Howald Nov. 27, 1944-Jan. 4, 2009 Allen David Howald, 64, of Huron and Milan, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, after an extended illness. He was born Nov. 27, 1944, in Brisbane, Australia, and grew up in Huron and Milan. He attended Milan High School and lived in South Hampton Long Island, N.Y. for a while. He resided at Admiral’s Pointe Nursing Center, Huron, for the past six years. He was a member of Milan Friends Church and Norwalk Rotary Club. He worked for Canalos, Sandusky, for several years. He is survived by his sisters, Maria (John) Berger of Huron and Emma-Lee (Jonathan) Zmistowski of Riviera Beach, Fla.; niece, Hali Berger; and nephew, Rob Berger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen T. and Ulbine E. (Van Limburg Stirum) Howald. Cremation took place and a private graveside committal service will be in Milan Cemetery, Milan, in the spring. Contributions may be made to Huron Rescue Squad, 413 Main St., Huron, OH 44839 or to Huron Public Library, 333 Williams St., Huron, OH 44839. Condolences may be shared at fosterfh.com. Foster Funeral Home, Huron, is handling the arrangements.

Roy Anderson, dec. Jan 1, 2009 Roy Anderson, 91, of Huron, died Thursday Jan. 1 2009, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky. Roy was a resident of Huron for 65 years., He worked for NWRailroad, retiring in 1971. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Huron, and Huron bowling leagues. Roy enjoyed playing cards, darts and traveling throughout the United States with his family. He is survived by three daughters, Christine Nechvatal of Fenton, Mich., Sandra (George) Jenkins of Huron, and Marianne (Gary) Printy of Carmel, Ind.; four sisters, Gladys Maahs of Hartford, Wis., Bertha (Sidney) Nechy of Milwaukee, Wis., Elenore Loocke of Culver City, Calif., and Anna Mae Anderson of Kipling, Mich; and brother, Walter Anderson of Gladstone, Mich. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna, in 2002; his son, Roy Anderson; parents; three sisters; and three brothers. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Monday in Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Huron. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Peter Catholic Church, 420 Main St., Huron. The Rev. Jeffrey Sikorski officiated. Burial was in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron. Memorial contributions may be sent to Parkvue Assisted Living, 3800 Boardwalk Blvd., Sandusky, OH 44870 or St. Peter Catholic Church, Huron. Condolences may be shared at fosterfh.com

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1/01/09 Two vehicle non – injury accident on Wilbor Avenue. Upon arrival taxpayer explained a thick layer of ice was on his windshield causing him poor visibility. When approaching the curve he hit a parked car. Vehicle sustained heavy damage to the rear bumper of the vehicle. Both parties were advised a report would be on file with the department and to contact there insurance companies.

1/02/09 Complaint of residents shooting paintball guns at cats and heating & cooling equipment. Upon arrival the accused denied any such thing taking place. Nothing in the area appeared to have been damaged. The men were advised of the violation and asked to desist the activity. 1/02/09 Male bitten by dog being walked on leash. Taxpayer requested that the dog be found and destroyed. The report will be forwarded to the Erie County Dog Warden’s Office and Health Department.

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a Mexican Spa and an American Spa, we all agreed the service was terrific and the price was right. We walked out feeling a lot like the seals in Cabo. Mazatlan’s back drop is the Sierra Madres. The old town is very historic and worth visiting for its Cathedral, market place and Central Square. It reminded me of a mini St. Mark’s Square in Venice, complete with hundreds of pigeons! Last stop, Puerta Vallarta, the most upscale spot on our itinerary. Puerta Vallarta is a cosmopolitan city but still maintains some old-world culture. The shops are pupscale, the restaurants are neuvo and the town feels very modern. The highlight for me was the walk along the bay which is lined with larger than life bronze sculptures all with the deep blue sea behind them. Puerta Vallarta is a great vacation destination. The beaches are safe, the night life is thriving and the resorts, hotels and airfare are more affordable than in other Mexican destinations. You can find something different to do everyday, from shopping in town, to taking a boat trip to Yelapa beach and hiking the trail through lush tropical jungle to a beautiful waterfall. Puerta Vallarta is also a hot spot for the rich and famous so if you’re headed there, have your girl call my girl. We’ll do lunch! For more information contact me at jhillman@cruiseone. com

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Doug and Gretchen Studer, of Huron, are the owners of Huron’s Curves. They are the original owners and have owned it for 6 years. They bought the franchise for Huron and have been in the same location, at 424 Cleveland Rd. E., Huron, in the shopping plaza, and have always maintained the same original goal: To help women achieve health and weight management. Gretchen is the manager that manages the day to day operations of Curves and she and Doug have four employees to see to your program and fitness. Doug Studer says, “Curves is a workout center that is a 30-minute workout on equipment designed especially for women. The equipment is hydraulic and the resistance is geared more towards women than men.” He explains that this 30-minute workout will work out all your major muscle groups—at different levels of intensity of what you are looking for. If you want to lose weight, you can do it, with the weight management program workout. If you are diabetic and your doctor has sent you there to lower your blood sugar levels, you can lower your blood sugar. If your blood pressure is high, Curves can help you lower your blood pressure. He mentions also that some insurance companies will now pay their members to be a Curves member. An example of this trend is that the Cleveland Clinic does pay for their female employees to go to Curves. There are over 10,000 Curve franchises in the world, in almost every major country such as Canada, the British Isles, France, Germany, Spain, Australia and Japan, with China being next. Doug Studer says, “Curves is a fun atmosphere where women can come be active.” Obviously, women all over the world think so. He says Curve’s motto is, “No mirrors, no makeup, no men.” The vision for Curves in the future includes two things: individuals’ goals to get or stay in shape and also in that the U.S Government has recognized the need for weight management-with obesity being so prevalent in society, which can also affect one’s health. One way Curves is keeping up is their new weight management recipes. See the Health and Wellness section for Gretchen’s new What’s Cooking column for healthy low-calorie meals. Call Gretchen at 419-433-0431 for more information, visit Curves to sign up, or visit the website at www.curves.com.

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Parks & Rec Ohio Adds to Water Trail Program with New Designation The Lake Erie region is adding a second Ohio Water Trail with a new designation for portions of the Vermilion and Black Rivers, according to an announcement by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft. The 27mile Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail offers recreational users the opportunity to paddle portions of both rivers and a connecting section of waterway along the Lake Erie shoreline within the scenic Lorain County Metroparks. The East Sandusky Bay Water Trail received its official designation from ODNR in 2007. In addition to paddling opportunities, there also are hiking and bicycling opportunities within the Lorain County Metroparks. The greater Lorain and Vermilion areas together offer historical

and cultural opportunities that are enjoyed each year at the Inland Seas Maritime Museum, Lakeview Rose Garden, the Black River Historical Society and Lorain Lighthouse. The ODNR Division of Wildlife is partnering with the Division of Watercraft and also committing funding to the project, which will aid in the purchase and installation of public signage and development and distribution of informational brochures highlighting the newly designated water trail. The Ohio Water Trails team includes representatives of ODNR, the League of Ohio Sportsmen, National Park Service, Ohio Parks and Recreation Association and various local community sponsors. This team works with local partners, such as Lorain County Metroparks, to promote the awareness of pub-

lic boating access and growing popularity of paddlesports by developing designated water trails on selected Ohio waterways. The Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail now joins other designated water trails on portions of the Kokosing and Muskingum rivers and on Lake Erie’s Sandusky Bay. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR web site at www.ohiodnr.com. For further information, contact: John Wisse, ODNR Division of Watercraft, 614. 265. 6695 or? Doug Leed, ODNR Division of Watercraft, 614. 265. 6484.

Erie Metro Parks Reflections BY STEVE DICE, DIRECTOR OF ERIE METROPARKS

I look back over the past year and reflect on many positive discoveries. The staff at Erie MetroParks I have discovered is a dedicated hard working group of professionals. They enjoy serving the public through safe clean parks, programs, protecting natural resources and providing outdoor recreation facilities. Another positive discovery has been the Board of Park Commissioners. They serve without pay yet dedicate time and effort into learning more about 1545 park districts and applying that knowledge to governing Erie MetroParks. I have been around

a lot as part of professional organizations so I know... we have a great board. I have discovered the many energetic volunteers that donate time to help Erie MetroParks staff take public service to higher level. They volunteer do all kinds of jobs… some of them quite boring. Yet they are persistent in their assistance. I have discovered another great group of supporters, the Friends of Erie MetroParks. They too dedicate many hours of free time independently or by assisting staff to make great things happen at Erie MetroParks. I have discovered individuals, groups, private companies, and government agencies from the throughout Erie county willing and eager to work cooperatively towards the goal of making

Erie County a better place to live. I am thankful and appreciative of the warm welcome I have received. I am thankful and appreciative to live in a county where so many support not just sustaining quality of life but also improving it. I am thankful and appreciative for the strong support of Erie MetroParks. Through it all I am reminded that it gets cold and storms, and things break. And sometimes the cold, the storm and the things that break well they break again. But in between, the efforts of a great staff and a great community keep warmth in the heart and fix things that are broken… over and over again. Thank you for making my first year as Director of Erie MetroParks a great year.

News from Huron Parks and Recreation Learn to sell eBay class ~Registration deadline tomorrow, Jan. 9th! Have you thought about selling something on eBay(like some of those interesting Christmas presents you received!) , but don’t know where to begin? You’ve purchased items before, but you really want to enjoy selling some of your own things now. If so, we finally have the answers you’ve been looking for. The Parks and Recreation department is offering an “in-depth” beginners class, for potential eBay sellers. This class is designed to teach you everything you need to know to sell items on eBay! The class will be at The Huron Library Saturday, January 17th from 10:00 am – 2:00pm. The cost is $35.00 per person. The cost includes 4 hours of training and a 100 page instruction manual. The class is limited to the first 20 pre-registered individuals. Registration forms are available on our website or at the office. Winter Fitness Programs Pre-Registration required. Registration forms are available on

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our website or at the office. Winter Yoga ~ Mondays, 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Huron Public Library Cost: $40 Residents / $45 Non-residents. Session I- January 12- March 2nd (no class Jan 19 or Feb 16) Session II- March 16th- April 27 (no class April 13) Pre-registration required using the general Program Registration form. Winter Aerobics ~ Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-7pm at Woodlands Elementary. Cost: Residents $45 / non-Residents $50 per session. ($5 discount if you sign up for more than one session) Preregistration required using the general Program Registration form. Session I- January 13-Feb 12th Session II- March 3rd- April 2 Spring Session- April 21-May 21

Line Dancing will be back in February! February 4 – March 11, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm at Woodlands Elementary. Cost: $40 Residents / $45 Non Residents. This class will require pre-registration using the general program registration form. If interested, please register early to avoid cancellation due to low enrollment! Euchre and Pinochle at the Boat Basin Do you enjoy playing cards? Come out and join the group… No need to register, just show up ready to play. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30am to noon, participants meet at the Boat Basin for cards, coffee and camaraderie. Euchre is played on Tuesday and Pinochle on Thursday. So start something new this year, get out of the house and come and join the group. This is one of our longest, continuous running programs! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.

Erie MetroParks January Programs & Events PARK PALS -HAVE TO HAVE A HABITAT! Sat, Jan 24, 10-10:45 am, Osborn Park, Frost Center, ages 3-6 yrs-A house, a kitchen, a bed? No! Find out what animals need to survive. Reservations needed. Pre-register online at www.eriemetroparks.org or (419) 625-7783 x221. WINTER CHALLENGE HIKE & CAMPFIRE AT EDISON WOODS Sat, Jan 24, 10 am-12 pm, Edison Woods Preserve Office, Smokey Rd- Bring your hiking stick, dress for the weather and join the Friends of Erie MetroParks for a 5-mile hike around Edison Woods. Afterwards, enjoy hot beverages around a campfire. Pre-register online at www.eriemetroparks.org or (419) 625-7783 x221. FIRELANDS AUDUBON FIELD TRIP-WINTER BIRDFEEDING WORKSHOP Sat, Jan 24, 10 am, Sheldon Conservation Area, Ripley Twp, Huron County (near Greenwich)-Learn all about birdfeeding from the best-Dean and Carol Sheldon! The workshop is designed to be of special help to those who have bird feeding

problems or have never established a winter bird feeding area. Observations will be made from inside-so heavy clothing not needed. Bring a sack lunch-optional afternoon field trips to Fowlers Woods, Crall Woods or Pinehill Preserve. For directions or more information, contact Dean Sheldon at 419-7521451 or visit www.firelandsaudubon.org. PARK PALS - MARVELOUS MARSUPIALS Mon, Jan 26, 10-10:45 am, Osborn Park, Frost Center, ages 3-6 yrs-Not just in Australia!! Discover the secretive marsupial that lives in your backyard. Reservations needed. Pre-register online at www.eriemetroparks.org or (419) 625-7783 x221. FIRELANDS AUDUBON MEETING-SLIDE SAFARI & CHILI SUPPER Tue, Jan 27, 6:30-8:30 pm, Osborn Park, Frost Center-Note the earlier time! Bring in your recent nature photos and or slides and a pot luck dish to share. Digital projector and laptop provided. This is always a fun evening. Contact Mary Warren at 419-625-7136 for more information.

Library Huron Public Library Winter Hours Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 8:30 PM Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM Sunday 1 – 4 PM Second Thursday Seminar Did you get a digital camera for Christmas? Come to the Huron Public Library to learn from local photographer Gene Wright how to use the many features on your camera. Mr. Wright’s program, at this month’s Second Thursday Seminar, is tonight at 7 p.m. This informative program is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, call 419-4335009 or e-mail huron@huronlibrary.org. Teen Library Council The Teen Library Council will meet Saturday, January 10 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. for grades 5 7, and from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. for grades 8 - 12. For more information, e-mail huronlibrary. org or call 419-433-5009. Family Storytime Share the love of books and reading with your children at the Huron Public Library’s Family Storytime on Tuesday, January 13 at 6 p.m. This 30-minute program will delight your children with stories, songs and rhymes. No registration is required for this program. The Book Exchange The Book Exchange, Huron Public Library’s book discussion group, will meet on Tues-

day, January 13 at 7 p.m. and discuss The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. Eddie, an 83-year-old, wounded war veteran, feels he has lived an uninspired life. Then while working fixing rides at a seaside amusement park, a tragic accident kills him as he is trying to save a little girl from a falling cart. It is then that he learns that heaven is not a destination, but rather, a place where your life is explained to you by five people. One by one these five people reveal their connection to him while on earth and make known the answer to the eternal question—why was I here? E-mail us at huron@huronlibrary.org or call 419-433-5009 for details! BocLeague BocLeague, the Huron Public Library’s teen (grades 5 - 12) book discussion group, will meet on Wednesday, January 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. for dessert and discussion of Storm Catchers by Carnegie Medal winner, Tim Bowler. Try this thrilling mystery filled with suspense. To register, call 419-433-5009 or e-mail huron@huronlibrary.org. Thursday Night Theater The Huron Public Library’s Thursday Night Theater is on Thursday, January 15 at 6 p.m. This month’s movie finds Bud Johnson an apathetic, beer slinging, lovable loser coasting through life. His precocious, over achieving twelve-year old daughter, Molly, accidentally sets off a chain of events that culminate in the presidential election coming down to Bud’s vote. Bud decides it’s time for him to recapture a few lost ideals as the world waits to see who he will vote for in this engaging comedy. This movie has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA and will run 120 minutes. Refreshments will be available for a nominal fee from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 419-433-5009. Ohio’s Presidential Heyday The Huron Public Library is sponsoring Ohio’s Presidential Heyday, a speaker’s luncheon, on Friday, January 16 at noon. Joining us will be Tom Culbertson, Director of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. He will discuss the presidents who came from Ohio, their elections and their presidencies. Bring a bag lunch, and we will provide a beverage and dessert. This adult program is free but space is limited so call 419-433-5009 or e-mail huron@huronlibrary.org by January 15 to register. Meet the Authors The Friends of the Library invite you to join them on Wednesday, January 28 at 7 p.m. for an evening of discussion with the authors of Sail Away. Don and Lois Babson will guide you along on their trip of a lifetime around the world on their forty-foot sailboat, Que Sera Sera. For more information, call 419-4335009 or e-mail huron@huronlibrary.org.

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Schools & Sports SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS HURON CITY SCHOOLS Monday, Jan. 12 Char-Broiled Double Burger Crisp Pickle Slices Broccoli & Cheese Orange Sherbet Cup Ice Cold Milk Tuesday, Jan. 13 Toasted Italian Sub Baked Chips Fresh Baby Carrots Fudgy Brownie Assorted Fruit Ice Cold Milk

Thursday, Jan. 15 Homemade Rotini w/Meat Sauce Fresh Garden Salad Choice of Dressing Warm Garlic Breadstick Fruit-Fluff Ice Cold Milk Friday, Jan. 16 “Brunch for Lunch” Home-style Pancakes Seared Sausage Links Golden Brown Tater Tots Assorted Fruit Juice Ice Cold Milk

Wednesday, Jan. 14 Yummy Shredded Turkey on Bun Piping Hot French Fries Warm Apple Crisp Ice Cold Milk ST. PETER’S SCHOOL Monday, Jan. 12 Chicken Fingers Potato, Muffin Pineapples Milk

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Firelands Montessori Academy of Huron, students in grades 1st through 3rd traveled to the Ohio Veterans Home and sang Holiday Carols over school break.

Wednesday, Jan. 14 Taco Melt, Salsa Roll Apricots Milk Jane and Shawn Bickley with daughters Blaze and Burgundy

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Huron Boys Celebrate on Parents Night BY CHRIS MISCHLER

On Saturday night, the boys’ basketball teams and cheerleaders celebrated Parent’s night at Huron High School. Also on hand were the Oak Harbor Rockets looking for their first SBC victory. Before the game, Coach Winslow discussed the keys to success for his team would again being rebounding, but he also talked about turnovers and playing on an even keel the entire night. The Tigers were successful in two of the three, as they won the battle of the boards and had fewer turnovers than the Rockets. Huron’s tough full court defense forced the visitors to turn the ball over a total of 31 times. As far as the steady play goes, Oak Harbor opened the game on an 11-0 run and Huron chased the Rockets the remainder of the first half. Oak Harbor opened in a 2-3 zone and gave the Tigers problems with their superior size in the key. By the end of the first quarter, the Rockets led 16 – 7. Huron utilized its athleticism and went into a full court press and Oak Harbor began turning the ball over in alarming numbers. Post Steve Bowers came alive for the Tigers inside. That, combined with aggressive offensive play by Anthony Camella helped lead the home team

back, eventually tying the game at 21 a piece with :41 seconds left in the half. The second half saw Huron come out quickly on a 10 – 3 run. Neither team was shooting well, but the Tiger press forcing turnovers gave Huron more opportunities to score the remainder of the evening. The Rockets continued to battle and trailed at the end of third quarter 33 – 30. Oak Harbor did tie the game one last time to open the fourth period at 33, but Coach Winslow turned up the pressure even more by inserting the quick and athletic Tony Munafo jr. and Mike Mielke every time there was a break in the action that the Tigers could press off of. Huron finally pulled out the victory by a score of 46 – 38. “A win is a win” were the first words out of Coach Winslow’s mouth after the game. The Tigers struggled mightily from the line hitting just 9 of 23 free throws and committed 19 turnovers themselves. But in the end, their aggressive, athletic play made the difference. Bowers led Huron with 15 points and senior Anthony Camella had 11 of his own. The Tigers also held Oak Harbor’s Wasserman (avg. 17 points/game) to just seven points on the night. Huron JV’s also won by the score of 60 – 48. Eric Volz had 13 points while Joe Ramey chipped in with 12 points.

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Sophomore Brian Bollenbacher drives the lane to score during the third period.

Senior Matt Lehrer drives the baseline here and had eight points on the night. However, it was his athleticism, as well as his teams’ on defense that helped force Oak Harbor into 31 turnovers in the Tiger victory.

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Freshman Caroline Estel played a bit more aggressively on offense during the Perkins game. She also led the team for steals on Saturday afternoon. PHOTO BY CHRIS MISCHLER.

Freshman Girls Learn Lessons in Tough Losses SUBMITTED BY DENNIS WECHTER

12-2 @ Bellevue (L 27-37) Tigers open the season at Bellevue as part of a triple header, despite shooting 11-12 from the foul line never gained the lead in the 2nd half. 12-6 @ Vermilion (L 36-38) Lady Tigers pick up the pace on offense after trailing at the half 11-14 to the Sailors. Third quarter of 12 points and the fourth quarter of 13 points were a result of the team taking turns pounding the ball inside to Sierra Ward. A variety of inside moves lead to 22 total points for Ward along with putting the Sailors in foul trouble. Vermilion found 2 players disqualified due to fouls, unfortunately the team converted on only 10 of 31 free throws. With 5 seconds left and down by 3, Sierra stepped to the line and made the first of 2 foul shots, after a timeout, Nicole Thompson hauled down an offensive rebound but the shot rolled off the rim for a tough defeat.

Senior Ashley Stacey works hard on offense.

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12-9 @ Clyde (L 21-33) Huron again trails at half (9-16) before picking up the pace. The young Tiger’s rallied to within 1 point with 2 minutes left at 19-20, the run included to high-arching swish shots by Jamie VanCauwenbergh but the Fliers closed out very strong. 12-15 Perkins (W 30-22) The second half again proved to be Huron’s best, after trailing 13-14, the girl’s pressure defense lead to a 11-1 third quarter and control of the game. As a team the Tiger’s shot 6-10 from the line, and were lead by Kelsey Koehler with 9 points and Nicole Thompson with 10. 12-20 Edison (L 33-36) The trend continues as the Chargers bolt out to a first quarter lead of 17-7. And keeping with tradition the Tigers never panic and rally to within 3 at the half, 18-21 in part due to 8 points in the quarter by Sierra Ward. The second half was a great SBC battle that included a fourth quarter of 8 points off of steals by Samantha Wechter and a game high of 13 total points. The comeback fell short when a 3-point shot with seconds left bounced off the rim. The Chargers solid effort featured all 8 players in the scoring column, including 6 of 12 from the line in the decisive quarter.

A Few Minutes with… Wrestling Coach Rob Majoy Q: How long have you been involved in wrestling? A: I started youth wrestling in the first grade, then Jr. High, then High School all at Huron, then went on to wrestling for Heidelberg College. Q: When and where did you get into coaching wrestling? A: During my Jr. Year at Heidelberg College I suffered an injury to my arm/elbow and did not return to the mats as a senior. As luck would have it Huron was looking for a Jr. High wrestling coach that year and I accepted the position. I also coached freshman football at Huron during my senior year of college. Q: Is there anyone in particular has helped you in the sport of wrestling and how? A: Tough question, obviously my parents are very important as they were the first to drag me to biddy wrestling and continue to support me to the present day. Bill Needham and Wayne Hamrock were my High School coaches and many of the things they taught me I still use today. I liked my College coach as well and learned alot from him. I have also been surrounded by several great coaches and athletes in my career. All of these events or people in my life helped shape my coaching career. Q: Who should the general public be watching for on your team? A: Everyone! I think we will have alot of fun with the group we have. We are very young, and we continue to strive to build a program for the future and still compete in the very difficult present day. The SBC is one of the toughest leagues in the state of Ohio, and every year there are teams on the State board from the SBC. In addition Northwest Ohio is a very strong wrestling area. Q: Who are the teams to beat in the SBC this year? A: The SBC is a tough wrestling league, and the teams who usually find themselves at the top are Oak Harbor, Clyde, Perkins, and SMCC. This year may be a little different though as Edison has a strong team which is a mix of young talent and experienced veterans, and SMCC is very young and lacks their usual star power. I look for Edison and Oak Harbor to battle for the top. Q: What are the most common misconceptions about wrestling? A: I think the most common misconception (for our program) is that if you wrestle you have to “cut” or lose alot of weight We stress the importance of proper nutrition which many athletes today don’t understand. I really feel that if young athletes and their parents would look at what we are trying to accomplish they would be amazed. Our goal is to make the young men on our team better athletes first, and then they will become better wrestlers. If you look back in history, not only at Huron and surrounding schools but in the US, many of the greatest athletes were involved in wrestling at some level. Q: How long does a typical wrestling meet last? How many weight classes? A: Another tough question. There are 14 weight classes at the High School level and 16 at the Jr. High level. We have several different types of events and all vary in length of time. A dual match (two teams face each other) usually is done in under 2 hours. We also compete in dual tournaments where we wrestle five opponents in one day and that could take 8-10 hours from start to finish. Q: What role does a coach play during a match? A: Most of the work a coach does is during the week in the practice room preparing the wrestlers for the matches. Once the match starts it’s up to the wrestlers themselves to get the job done. The coach just tries to give the wrestler the best opportunity to win. Many times there are things we see while in the coaching chair or at tournaments that we can use to help wrestlers in their individual match. I once answered a similar question from a reporter that my job on match day was to “Drive the bus and get the kids to the match on time, they do all the work” We have two more home events and it would be nice to inform the public and see large crowds when we wrestle at home. Wednesday, January 7th - 6:00, with Monroeville and New London. The last home event will be Saturday, January 17th - 1:00, with Buckeye Central and this is our Parents Day.

Melissa Moberg feels the tough Perkins defense while having her shot blocked on an inbounds play. PHOTO CHRIS MISCHLER.

Pirates Sink Lady Tigers, 49 – 36 BY CHRIS MISCHLER

On Saturday afternoon, the Huron Lady Tigers traveled to Perkins to take on last years SBC champs. The JV game was an exciting affair that went down to the final seconds. With 11.7 seconds left, Perkins hit free throws to take a 25 – 23 lead and held on. Alexis Lemar and Devon Koenig led the Tigers with six and five points respectively. Then the Varsity teams took over with Huron looking to make a better showing than last years meeting. While Huron didn’t win, they did make the Lady Pirates work for their victory. The Tigers came out looking strong and took an early 8 – 3 lead with four minutes left in the first quarter. The Pirates pressed their way back, but Huron would still finish the period up, 11 – 8. Lauren Volz hit two-three pointers to help Huron build its opening lead. Meanwhile, Perkins was getting good looks but just couldn’t make the shots. At the conclusion of the first half, Volz would hit two more three’s including a spectacular 30 footer at the buzzer to give the Tigers a 26 – 21 lead. It was a much hotter Pirate team that took the court in the second half. Perkins opened with a quick 7 – 0 run following two Tiger turnovers to take a 28 – 26 lead. Huron freshman point guard, Caroline Estel, hit two straight 10 footers to tie the game at 30 all with four minutes left in the third quarter. After that, it was all Perkins. The visiting Tigers began feeling the effects of the Pirate pressure, scoring only three more points during the rest of the third period to trail, 40 – 33. During the final period, the Pirates continued to build their lead, finally closing the game with a 13 point win. Perkins’ standout Bethany Caudill set their program’s career assist mark during the fourth quarter with 396 assists. For the Tigers, Lauren Volz led the way with 13 points and five rebounds. Devon Grendow also had five rebounds while Estel led the Tiger defense with five steals.


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