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Ongoing Alateen Meeting An Alateen meeting for children and teens ages eight and up who are affected by a loved one’s alcohol or drug use is held Sunday nights from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St. Call 419-537-7500 for more information. Alzheimer’s Association An Alzheimer’s Association support group meets the third Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Aspen Grove, 7515 Secor Rd., Lambertville, Mich. Call 800-2723900 or Aquatic Exercise for Survivors CPW and The Victory Center offer aquatic exercise for survivors at CPW, 3130 Central Park West, on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. Free to all survivors through a grant from The Rotary Club of Toledo. Aromatherapy Aromatherapy takes place the first and third Wednesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. at The Victory Center, 5532 W. Central Ave., Suite B. This program is free to people with a cancer diagnosis and is sponsored by ProMedica Cancer Institute. Call the Victory Center at 419-531-7600 for details. Boomers Resource Network Boomers Resource Network meets every Thursday at Uncle John’s Restaurant, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 419-865-8503 or visit Cancer Support Group A cancer support group meets the second Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., at Mercy Health, St. Anne Hospital, second floor Cancer Library. Open to patients, family and caregivers. Call Marilyn at 419-865-0659 or Laura at 419-754-1277 for more information. Diabetes Education Support Group Monthly support group for people living with Type 2 diabetes meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the ProMedica Mary Ellen Falzone Diabetes Center, Conference Room A, 2100 W. Central Ave., free and open to the public. Call 419-291-6767 or contact Double ARC Online Parent Support Group A free support group for parents and guardians of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders facilitated by FASD specialists meets the second Tuesday from 78 p.m. at the Double ARC building, 5800 Monroe St., Bldg. F-5. Food Addicts in Recovery Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets every Monday night at 7 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 W. Central Ave. Contact Stoney at 734-635-1392, email or visit

God Works! Crossroads Community Church, 6960 Sylvania-Petersburg Rd., Ottawa Lake, Mich., offers God Works!, providing a warm meal to anyone in need each Thursday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; meal is at 6 p.m. Healing Service The Victory Center invites all cancer patients and survivors to a Healing Service on the third Tuesday of each month at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 W. Central Ave. The Healing Service is free and open to the public. Register by calling 419-531-7600. Mom2mom Mom2mom is a way for moms to get connected with others who are also journeying through motherhood. We meet the first Wednesday of every month from September through May from 9:15-11:15 a.m. at Christ the Word Church, 3100 Murd Rd. Childcare is provided. Check out Mothers’ Center of Greater Toledo First and third Thursday meetings for fun, food and friendship from 9:45 to11:15 a.m. at West Toledo YMCA, 2110 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo. Developmentally appropriate childcare provided. For info visit Nar-Anon A 12-step program for families and friends of addicts meets on Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. at Mercy St. Anne’s, 3404 W. Sylvania Ave, third floor conference room and Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. at Harvest Lane Alliance Church, 5132 Harvest Ln. Olivet Lutheran Church’s Free Community Meal Olivet hosts a free community meal each Wednesday in the Christian Life Center. Enjoy food and fellowship at 5840 Monroe St. Call 419-882-2077 or visit Pet Loss Support Group SylvaniaVet hosts a pet loss support group meeting at Christ Presbyterian Church, 4225 W. Sylvania Ave., 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. Park in the back. Call 419885-4421. Prostate Cancer Support Group A prostate cancer support group meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Cancer Center library at St. Anne’s Hospital. For info, call 419-346-2753 or 419-344-9830. Stamp Collectors Club of Toledo Meets first and third Thursdays,Sept.-May at Perrysburg Masonic Hall - 590 E South Boundary at 7 p.m. Each meeting is a program or member auction. Stroke Support Group Monthly support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 4 - 6 p.m. at ProMedica Flower Hospital, 5200 Harroun Rd. Contact 419-291-7537 or


Items must be submitted one week prior to publication and will be printed on a space-available basis. Email information to Please include a phone number in case more information is needed. Survivors of Suicide Support Group Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Advent Lutheran Center, 6735 W. Sylvania Ave. at 7 p.m. Email Mark Hill at or call Nancy Yunker at 419-517-7553 for more information. Taizé Service A Taizé Service is held monthly on the third Thursday at 7 p.m. in SUCC’s Christ’s Chapel, 7240 Erie St. 419-882-0048. T.A.M.E. Meeting The Toledo Area Miniature Enthusiasts meet the first Saturday of each month from 1- 4 p.m. in the Sylvania Heritage Museum Carriage House, 5717 Main St. 734-847-6366. TOPS Meetings (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Two chapters of TOPS,1961 and 1672, meet

at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6715 Brint Rd. Meetings are held Mondays from 910:30 a.m. and Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 419-478-1103 or 419-841-6436 for information. TOPS is not church affiliated. Toledo Area Genealogy Society Meets from 7-9 p.m. the second Monday of the month September through June at Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St. Visit for info. Toledo Country Live Band Toledo Country Live Band is in concert the first and third Saturday, 6 p.m. at the Church of St. Andrew United Methodist, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. Light refreshments. Free. Information 419-262-4453.

Sylvania Senior Center Programs

Hours: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri • 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays LUNCH is served from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Mon-Fri; suggested donation for persons who are 60+ is $2.50; non-senior is $5.62, Make reservation by noon the day before. Billiards: Mon-Fri open all day, weekly; Computer Lab: open when classes are not in session; Open Gym: open when classes are not in session; Quilting & Sewing: Tue & Thu, 8-12 noon, weekly; Woodshop: Tue, Thu & Fri, 1-3, weekly; Woodcarvers: Tue, 2-5 weekly, January & February Transportation to Senior Center & Shopping: call Deb, 419-885-3913 03/06 Pinochle: 12:30-3:30, weekly Legal Outreach: by appt., Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy monthly for details 419-460-1734 Chair Yoga: Mon, Tue & Thu Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 11:30-12:30, weekly, * 10:30-11:30, weekly, * Duplicate Bridge: Tue, Thu, 1-4, Hatha Yoga: afternoon practice, weekly Wed 2:30-4, weekly, * Adult Coloring: 2nd & 4th Tue, 03/07 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy 1-3, monthly for details 419-460-1734 Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Health: Tue Rug Hooking: 1st & 3rd Thu, 3-4, weekly, * 9:30-11:30, monthly Silver Scholars: 5:30-6:30, call Strength Training: Mon & Thu for details 10-11, weekly, * Hatha Yoga evening practice: Chair Yoga: Mon, Tue & Thu 6-7 p.m. * 11:30-12:30, weekly, * 03/13 17th Anniversary Week, tours 03/08 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy and more! Call for details for details 419-460-1734 Knitting/Crocheting, Wed 9-11, Estate Planning Review: 2nd Fri 2-4, weekly Friday, monthly, call for appt. Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri for details 419-460-1734 10:30-11:30, weekly, * Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly, * Line Dancing: Fri 2:30-4, weekly Retirement Specialist: 2nd Wed, 03/11 17th Anniversary Week, tours by appt., monthly and more! Call for details Hatha Yoga: afternoon practice, Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy Wed 2:30-4, weekly, * for details 419-460-1734 03/14 17th Anniversary Week, tours Strength Training: Mon & Thu and more! Call for details 10-11, weekly, * Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy Chair Yoga: Mon, Tue & Thu for details 419-460-1734 11:30-12:30, weekly, * Anniversary Omelet Breakfast: Unique Health Care Solutions BP 10-11, $6/ticket Clinic: 11:30-12:30 Strength Training: Mon & Thu Woodcarving Class: Mon Wed 10-11, weekly, * 1-3, weekly, limited occupancy Chair Yoga: Mon, Tue & Thu Cardio Drumming FREE Demo: 11:30-12:30, weekly, * 2-2:30, Class starts April 8, 2-3 Memory Chat: 2nd Thu, by 03/12 17th Anniversary Week, tours appt., memory care professional, and more! Call for details monthly Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy Contract Bridge: Tue 12:30-3:30 for details 419-460-1734 03/15 17th Anniversary Week, tours Franciscan Care Center BP/BS and more! Call for details Clinic: Tuesdays, 9-11:30 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy *Call for fee and registration • For more info, call: 419-885-3913 Sylvania Community Services, a nonprofit agency, manages the Sylvania Senior Center. For a complete listing of all Senior Center activities and programs, visit and click on Senior Center Newsletter. Sylvania Senior Center • 7140 Sylvania Ave. • Sylvania, Ohio 43560

•Through April 28 Native American Art in Focus Toledo Museum of Art, Gallery 29A A collection of Native American works of art, both historical and contemporary. Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus features the new acquisitions in this area and presents a large-scale work by artist James Lavadour.

•Through May 5 Different Trains TMA, Canaday Gallery A large-scale video installation that s is 29 minutes in duration. Different Trains features a 1988 musical composition by American minimalist composer Steve Reich, recorded by the Kronos Quartet and reinterpreted in 2016 by Spanish filmmaker Beatriz Caravaggio.

•Through May 12 Katherine Gray in the Hotshop Toledo Museum of Art Gallery 18 In this solo exhibition of her work, Katherine Gray presents glassmaking as something that is experiential rather than strictly visual.

•March 5 Gardening for Wildlife, 6-7 p.m. Toledo Botanical Garden Conference Center Learn to attract birds and pollinators by

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•March 6 •Let’s Talk, 6-7 p.m. King Road Library A welcoming environment for adult learners of English. Adults (18+) •LittleBits Challenge, 4-5 p.m. Sylvania Branch Library LittleBits is a system of electronic building blocks that snap together to turn ideas into inventions. Learn how these minuscule pieces of tech work and see who can finish the challenges the fastest! Teens (13-18)

March 7 Toledo Zoo Job Fair, 3-7 p.m. Toledo Zoo Two hundred part-time and seasonal jobs need to be filled. •Code IT Club, 4:15-5:15 p.m. King Road Library Create a video game, program a robot or make a website. Come to the library, make some friends, learn more about coding and show others your skills. Grades 4-9. •Sit, Stay, Read, 7-7:15 p.m., 7:20-7:35 and 7:40-7:55 p.m. Sylvania Branch Library Books and dogs...what a great combination! You'll be improving your reading skills while reading to a gentle, friendly therapy dog. Come in or call to register. Kids (5-10) •Moccasins to Make-up, 7-8:30 p.m. King Road Library (Teens13-18) People have always enjoyed fashion and the Native Americans of the Maumee Valley were no exception. Examine close-up clothing reproductions available to try on. •Sylvania Teen Gamers Guild, 3-5 p.m. Sylvania Branch Library Locations Franciscan Center, Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania Olander Park (Nederhouser and Gorman), 6930 W. Sylvania Ave. To register, 419-8828313, ext. 1013 or Secor Metropark, 10001 W. Central, Berkey Sylvania Libraries 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania 419-882-2089 3900 King Rd., King Branch 419-259-5380 Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe St., Toledo Toledo Zoo 2 Hippo Way, Toledo Valentine Theatre 410 Adams St., Toledo Wildwood Preserve Metropark (Manor House) 5100 W. Central Ave., Toledo

Play the hottest games on the Nintendo Switch, such as Fortnite, Super Smash Bros, Minecraft, Super Mario Party, and many more. Teen Gamers Guild meets every Thursday in the Teen Area. Teens (13-18)

•March 8 and 9 The Fourth Wall, 7:30 p.m. Church 3TwentyOne 5845 Centennial Road Tree City Playhouse presents the play. $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and students. Call 419-517-0118 or visit for tickets. Also available at the door.

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•March 9 and 10 Bedford Trade Fair Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Bedford High School, corner of Jackman and Dean roads Demonstrations, door and booth prizes, trade fair offers, raffles, entertainment. Food available. Over 110 Bedford, Mich. businesses. Free.

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Snooze at the Zoo, 6:30 p.m.-10 a.m. Toledo Zoo Fridays and Saturdays through March, spend the night at the Zoo, for families, groups and schools. Zoo tour, meals and animal encounters. Pre-registration required. Visit

SAFS Chocolate-Wine Affair, 7-11 p.m. Franciscan Center Food, desserts and a wine pull to benefit Sylvania Area Family Services. •Lisbon, Madeira, Canary Islands and Morocco, 2:15 p.m. Wildwood Ward Pavilion Maumee Valley Adventurers Travel Circle presents a series of travel talks. Free. •Wildwood Manor Tour, 12-5 p.m. Free, 45 minute guided tour for the former Stranahan home and Ellen Biddle Shipman garden.

•March 8 •Ask the Experts Mortgage Day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sylvania KeyBank 5604 N. Main Realtor Jody Zink and Corey Taylor of KeyBank will answer questions. •Family Tree Workshops, 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m. Sylvania Senior Center 7140 Sylvania Ave. Beginners learn to use FamilySearch. Held each Friday through March. •Shamrock Tiles, 1-3 p.m. Alverno Studio with Sr. Jane Mary, All Good Things Art and Gifts Shop. $15. RSVP required. Call 419-824-3749 or •Fish fry, 4:30-7 p.m. Sylvania American Legion Post 468 5580 Centennial Road All you can eat fish and fresh-cut fries. Also served with coleslaw and dessert. Chicken strips also available. $9 adults, $5 children •Minecraft Meetup, 3:45-4:45 p.m. King Road Library Join other Minecrafters at the Library to explore, build, battle, collaborate, and survive in exciting virtual worlds. •Calling in the Night? Owls, 10-11 a.m. King Road Library Owls can see in near total darkness, have great hearing and fly silently enough to sneak up on a mouse. Explore the owls that live in area Metroparks. Adults (18+) •Library Playdate, 10-10:45 p.m. Sylvania Branch Library Children and their favorite grown-up are welcome to experience the Library as a fun, exciting place to play while building early literacy skills: Young Children (0-5) •Chamber Music Series, 7:30 p.m. Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra presents its

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•March 10 Herb Marsh concert, 1:30 p.m. First Christian Church of Sylvania 5271 W. Alexis Rd. Piano concert. Freewill offering to benefit First Christian Church funeral fund. •Sylvania Community Orchestra 4 p.m. Franciscan Center Tschaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 performed by Sara Daneshpour is highlight. •Olander Spring Cleaning 9 a.m.-Noon Olander Maintenance Building Rake leaves, trim bushes, prep gardens and more with TOPS staff. •Free Band Concert, 2:30 p.m. Owens College Performing Arts Center Oregon Road, Perrysburg Featured music from Broadway musicals of the 1950s and 1960s and American marches.

•March 11, 18 and 25 Liturgy of the Hours-Franciscan Prayer Book, 4:30 p.m. Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel 6832 Convent Blvd.

•March 11 Family Storytime, 4-4:30 p.m. King Road Library Children ages 2-5, along with their favorite grown-ups, are invited to talk, sing, read, write and play as we share stories, rhymes, music and movement. •Sylvania Book Club, 7-8 p.m. Sylvania Branch Library Have an enjoyable time reading and discussing books. Adults (18+)

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•March 11 •Code IT Club, 4-5 p.m. Sylvania Branch Library Have you ever wanted to create a video game, program a robot or make a website? Come to the library, make some friends, learn more about coding. Tweens (10-13) •Preschool Storytime, 2-2:45 p.m. Sylvania Branch Library Children ages 3-5 and their favorite grownup will enjoy stories, songs, movement and more in this fun program designed to get them ready for kindergarten.

•March 11-May 20 Zumba, 6 p.m. Olander Nederhouser A perfect way to have fun and get fit. Adults can take one class or full season with Georgette Cardone and Sherry Nolan $5 per class for residents; $6 for non residents.

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Passion for Natural Areas, 7 p.m. Olander Nederhouser Ashlee Decker of the Green Ribbon Initiative will share her passion for natural areas, especially the Oak Openings Region. •Tinkercad for Beginners. 3-5 p.m. King Road Library Learn how to program your own with Tinkercad, a free online 3D design program. •Parenting Series, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sylvania Branch Library SCAT and Operation Parent host a new series. •Osmo programs, 3:30 p.m. Sylvania Branch Library Tweens ages 10–13 will learn basic coding using the Osmo system on iPads. Osmo fosters social intelligence and creative thinking through endless possibilities of digital and physical play. •TED Talk “A solution to Gun Violence Found in U. S. History,” Noon-1 p.m. Franciscan Center Gun safety advocate David Farrell thinks he has the answer, and goes through America's history to get there.Free Light refreshments. •Babytime, 10-10:30 a.m. King Road Library This storytime focuses on developing your baby's early literacy skills. Babies 0-18 months will be introduced to songs, movement, rhythm and rhyme designed to foster a love of books and reading. •Toddler Storytime, 11-11:30 a.m. King Road Library Have fun at this interactive storytime for children 18 months-3 years old and their favorite grown-up.

•March 13 •Storytime Playdate, 6-7 p.m. King Road Library

Get your sillies out before bedtime! Join us for a playdate complete with dance, music, and stories.Young Children (0-5). •LEGO Freeplay!, 3-5 p.m. Sylvania Branch Library Practice engineering skills and put creativity to work in this fun building program featuring LEGOs and K'Nex. Kids (5-10) •Babytime, 10-10:30 a.m. Sylvania Branch Library This storytime focuses on developing your baby's early literacy skills. Babies 0-18 months will be introduced to songs, movement, rhythm and rhyme designed to foster a love of books and reading. •Family Storytime, 11-11:30 a.m. Sylvania Branch Library Children ages 2-5, along with their favorite grown-ups, are invited to talk, sing, read, write and play as stories, rhymes, music and movement are shared.

•March 13, 20, 27 Lenten Prayer Service, 7 p.m. Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel 6832 Convent Blvd. •Sr. Gretchen Bake Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Regina Conference Room on the campus of Lourdes University St. Patrick’s confections. Call 419-824-3940.

•March 14 Tinkerlab Challenges, 4:15-5:15 p.m. King Road Library Would you like to create, explore, and tinker? Your library has challenges that require teamwork and ingenuity to promote science, tech, engineering, and math. All ages. •Mercy Health Talks, 2-3 p.m. King Road Library Monthly informative presentation •Baby + Me Yoga Storytime, 10-11 a.m. King Road Library Bond and stretch together through yoga inspired stories. No yoga experience necessary. Bring a baby blanket, yoga mat. •Sylvania Teen Gamers Guild, 3-5 p.m. Sylvania Branch Library Play the hottest games on the Nintendo Switch, such as Fortnite, Super Smash Bros, Minecraft, Super Mario Party, and many more. Teen Gamers Guild meets every Thursday in the Teen Area.Teens (13-18) •Toddler Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m. Sylvania Branch Library Have fun at this interactive storytime for children 18 months-3 years old and their favorite grown-up. . •Sit, Stay, Read, 7-7:15 p.m., 7:207:35 and 7:40-7:55 p.m. Sylvania Branch Library Books and dogs...what a great combination! Improve your reading skills while reading to a gentle, friendly therapy dog. Come in or call to register. Kids (5-10)

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Fish fry, 4:30-7 p.m. Sylvania American Legion Post 468 5580 Centennial Road All you can eat fish and fresh-cut fries. Also served with coleslaw and dessert. Chicken strips also available. $9 adults, $5 children •Baby/Toddler/Me Yoga, 10 a.m. Olander Gorman You and your 6 month to 3 year old child will play and practice yoga while singing songs, exploring movement with instructor Rachna Maheshwari. •Library Playdate, 10-10:45 p.m. Sylvania Branch Library Children and their favorite grown-up are welcome to experience the Library as a fun, exciting place to play while building early literacy skills: Young Children (0-5) •Sylvania Schools Foundation Hall of Fame banquet, 6 p.m. Highland Meadows Golf Club 7455 Erie St. Six persons will be honored. To attend, email

BIG Appold Planetarium on the campus of Lourdes University Program explores the expansiveness of the Universe. Call 419-517-8897.

•March 15-17 ‘Newsie’s’ Valentine theatre St. John’s spring musical.

Maple Sugaring Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Olander, Nederhouser Explore the history and mystery of maple syrup. Discover where it comes from, find out about Native American and pioneer extraction techniques, and help with the boil down. Pancake Cook-off featuring local chefs or buy some at the Maple Market. •Mobile Meals Chili Cookoff Stranahan Great Hall 4645 Heatherdowns Chili samples from area media, restaurants, amateurs and corporations. People’s Choice also awarded. •Fifth annual Regarding Him Women’s conference, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Christ the Word Church 3100 Murd Road Local women speakers help equip others to deal effectively with their circumstances. $30 includes lunch. More at

Sylvania Uncorked

Your Go-To Event: Chocolate and Wine Affair

Cookie Truffles, created by Jennifer Valo of The Next Sweet Thing, are just some of the luscious desserts available at Sylvania Uncorked Chocolate and Wine Affair.



id someone say chocolate, wine and dancing? Don’t miss Sylvania’s most decadent party, Sylvania Uncorked Chocolate and Wine Affair, on Saturday, March 9 from 7 to 11 p.m. During the “affair,” hosted by Sylvania Area Family Services (SAFS), guests will have the opportunity to graze their way from food station to food station, sample a variety of wines and beer, bid on a plethora of gift items and take a turn on the dance floor – all for a good cause. Proceeds from Sylvania Uncorked will help SAFS continue to provide vital programs to the community such as summer enrichment camp, the food pantry and community meals, as well as family nutrition classes. “It’s a party with a purpose,” explained Dottie Segur, executive director at SAFS. “We want people to come out, have a great time, and learn about what SAFS does for the community.” This year’s event will be held at a more spacious location, the Sylvania Franciscan


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Center on the campus of Lourdes University. “We outgrew our facility and need a larger venue for more food stations, seating and parking,” said Segur. Guests at the event will be treated to a variety of hors d’ oeuvres and confections donated from local chefs, restaurants and bakeries including: The Next Sweet Thing, Poco Piatti, Sundown Cantina, ProMedica Flower Hospital, Fuzzy’s Tacos, the Mayberry Ice Cream Cart, Sylvania Country Club, Bite Me Twice, Fifth Street Pub, Brieschke’s Bakery, Marsha’s Buckeyes and Wick’s Pies. An open bar, stocked with an array of wines and beer, will help wash down all the chocolatey goodness and delectable food available throughout the evening. Activities for the evening include a silent auction loaded with gift baskets, tickets to area events, and certificates from local restaurants and services. More fun includes a Wine Pull, Mystery “goodie” bags for $10 and a photo booth. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at or by calling 419-882-8415.

Sylvania Community Orchestra presents ‘Treasures of Tchaikovsky’

Sylvania Community Orchestra will be in concert on Sunday, March 10 at 4 p.m. at the Franciscan Center. The concert, entitled, “Treasures of Tchaikovsky” is the second concert of the SCO’s 2018-2019 season and will feature the world-renowned pianist, Sara Daneshpour, performing the iconic Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor. “You won’t want to miss it,” said SCO’s musical director, Kathy Hafner, “as we are thrilled to have Ms. Daneshpour, a prize winner of numerous international piano competitions, perform one of the most famous piano concertos with the SCO.” The hour-long showcase of Tchaikovsky’s most memorable compositions is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Music for this performance features, along with the

Piano Concerto, two selections from “The Nutcracker,” March of the Nutcracker and the Russian Dance, and the Cappricio Italian. The SCO is one of the many successful programs of the Sylvania Community Arts Commission. It is composed of multigenerational musicians and draws its members from both amateur and professional performers from middle school students to retirees. By offering free performances, partnerships with greater Toledo and Sylvania youth and high school orchestras, and accessible multigenerational musical experiences, the SCO enriches the cultural life of the community and fosters a lifetime of musical engagement for instrumentalists of all ages and levels of expertise. Daneshpour, a native of Washington. D.C., and a prize winner of numerous international competitions, is performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor in its entirety. Critics have praised Daneshpour’s virtuoso performance of this concerto. She has performed in her native city of Washington, D.C., at the Kennedy Center, in New York at Carnegie Hall, and throughout the US, Russia, Canada, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Norway, Denmark, France, Sweden, Spain and Japan. In addition, she has been featured nationwide on 160 public radio stations, including the venerable WGBH in Boston. She has been a featured soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, gave solo recitals at the Musee d’Orsay, the Vancouver Chopin Society, the Steinway Series at Texas A & M International University and the Chopin Foundation of the United States. For more information contact Jackie Tussing at or at 419517-0118.

The Photo Arts Club of Toledo is hosting its 33rd annual Photo Contest at The National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark. Entries will be accepted through March 21 at American Frame, Kohne Camera & Photo, The Visitor Center at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, David’s Jewelry in Monroe, Mich. and at the Sanger, Holland, Sylvania, and Heatherdowns branches of the Lucas County Public Library. The registration form can also be downloaded from the Photo Arts Club website at There is a $5 fee per photo. All photos must be matted and have an entry label attached to the back. Check the size restrictions listed in the contest brochure to prevent disqualification of a photo. Photos will exhibited beginning April 5 through June 1 every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The opening reception will be held Friday, April 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The 36th annual Bedford Trade Fair will be held on March 9 and 10 at Bedford High School on the corner of Jackman and Dean roads. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. Guests will enjoy demonstrations and local entertainment. They will be able to learn about the products and services offered by the more than 110 local Bedford area businesses who will have booths in the annual fair. In addition, there will be door and booth prizes

along with special trade fair offers. Food and beverages will be available, as well. The event is sponsored by the Bedford Business Association, an organization formed in 1982. The BBA is dedicated to bringing together business and professional people that are interested in the promotion, improvement, and advancement of the business climate in Bedford Township. The annual trade fair is just one of several events the organization sponsors throughout the year.

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Sylvania Senior Center to offer Family Tree/ Family Research workshop The Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave., will offer a Family Tree/Family Research workshop on Fridays in March. This course is designed for beginners wanting to know how to use the FamilySearch program for researching genealogy. Participants will learn the basics of the program and how to search over a billion records for names and historical records. They will also learn how to attach records, photos, stories, documents and audio files. The workshop leader has over 50 years experience in genealogy and currently volunteers at the FamilySearch “help desk.” Basic computer skills are required for this course. The workshop takes place on Fridays, March 8, 15, 19, 26, from 10-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m. The cost is $35. For more information, call Susan at 419-885-3913.

Sylvania Franciscans to hold art festival

The Sylvania Franciscans are planning their first Spring Art Festival to be held Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. Media categories include: Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting (Acrylic, Watercolor, Oil), Pen & Ink, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles, and Wood.

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TOPS partners with Sylvania Rec to hire staff—Lifeguards needed BY ERIKA BURI

As spring gets underway (hopefully), TOPS and Sylvania Recreation are beginning the process of getting seasonal summer staff on board. The Olander Park System hires roughly 25 summer staff for the boat area, front gate, horticulture and facilities department. Six of those staff are lifeguards. This year, TOPS is partnering with Sylvania Rec to fill all positions for Lake Olander, Centennial Quarry and Plummer Pool. By combining resources, they hope to attract a larger pool of applicants. An added bonus this year is lifeguarding applicants for these facilities do not need to be certified ahead of time. TOPS received a grant from the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association to train two of its staff as lifeguard instructors in an effort to make it easier for potential applicants. TOPS and Sylvania Rec are accepting applications from individuals at least 16 years old who have strong swimming skills. Tim Miley, TOPS part-time facilities assistant, had this to say about his lifeguard instructor training, “When asked to participate in the TOPS lifeguard instructor program, I asked myself several questions. Did I like aquatics and did I think with the proper training I could physically and

mentally perform the duties of a lifeguard and trainer? The answers were easy, even at 65 years of age. Yes! Lifeguard training was intense and challenging. When I finished, I realized how big of a responsibility it is. If you believe you are up to the challenge of learning all the key points of lifeguarding, can train and remain physically fit and practice wellness, you too can become a lifeguard and join a team of lifeguards, no matter what your age.”

Fun-A-Rama is Good Time for All

Judy Boutros is greeted at the door to Fun-A-Rama by her son Matthew.

Keith Walker joins Sophie Garbe and dad Bill at Fun-A-Rama.

Jen Brown, Janice Schlachter and Stephanie Delo help customers select baked goods at the bake sale table.

Doug and Michelle Koop and their children Karlee, Kelsie and Jason are ready to play games at the event.

Jack Alberti shows off his new St. Francis shirt to Charlie Walker.

Jeff Wagner and Tim Schlachter sell raffle tickets.

Andrew Tomlinson and his twin brother Nathan greet their mother Laurie at the event.

Patrick Vitaniemi, Louie Walker and Blake Foos take care of the Sno Ball game.

Jack Gallagher, Teddy Walker, Zach Bee and Henry Walker check out the games at Fun-ARama.

Dave Lankert buys chances for the Money Tree manned by Judi and Mike McGowen, a booth that has been part of Fun-A-Rama for over 45 years when his father Jim McGowen constructed it.

Maple Sugaring Festival to be held

Families will have the opportunity to discover the mystery of maple syrup making at the annual Maple Sugaring Festival to be held on March 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Olander Park’s Nederhouser Community Hall. Participants can explore the history and mystery of maple syrup making. They will discover where it comes from, find out about Native American and pioneer extraction techniques and help with the boil down. A pancake cook-off featuring local chefs will offer pure maple syrup as well. Products in the Maple Market will be available for sale. This free fun family event is presented with Eco Discovery.


Oscar-winning film to be shown at Sylvania Library “Ida,” the 2015 Oscar recipient for Best Foreign Language Film, will be shown at the Sylvania Library on April 2 starting at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge but seating is limited to 60 people so pre-registration is necessary. The film viewing has been coordinated by Daniel J. Kuna, PhD, and the Polish American Community of Toledo. According to Kuna, the film, written by Pawel Pawlikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz and directed by Pawlikowski, is a powerful drama. “I was amazed that it was never shown in theaters here,” he offered. In addition to being the first Polish film to win an Academy Award, the film was also selected as the Best Film of 2014 by the European Film Academy and as Best Film Not in the English Language in 2014 by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. “Ida” was named the 55th best film of the 21st century from a poll of 177 film critics around the world in 2016. The film, set in Poland in 1962, is about a young woman about to take her vows as a Catholic nun. Orphaned during the German occupation of World War II, she must meet her aunt. This only surviving relative, who is a former Communist state prosecutor, tells Ida that her parents were Jewish. The two women embark on a road trip into the Polish countryside to learn the fate of their family. Called a “compact masterpiece,” and an “eerily beautiful road movie,” the film has been said to “contain a cosmos of guilt, violence and pain,” even if certain historical events such as the German occupation of Poland, the Holocaust and Stalinism remain unsaid. Kuna said he has been making an effort to connect with the local Polish community since his retirement from his rehabilitation counseling/therapy private practice six months ago. He suggested the film’s importance to the

Polish American Community of Toledo board members who wholeheartedly supported his enthusiasm for the film. “I grew up in a Polish-American neighborhood in Buffalo, N. Y., and always have had a good deal of pride in my heritage. While I remained in that area, I kept up with my Polish connections. However, when my family and I moved to northwest Ohio, first to Bowling Green State University and later to Sylvania, my professional life kept me very busy. Once I retired, I promised myself that I would involve myself in my heritage that helped develop the person that I am today. My goal is to present a more well rounded aspect of our rich Polish culture to everyone in the community, including those of Polish heritage. There is so much to be proud of and so many lessons to be learned,” he said. “Ben Malczewski, the Sylvania Library manager, agrees and was happy to assist in bringing the film ‘Ida’ to the community,” Kuna added.

Daniel Kuna has found the Sylvania Library to be an excellent resource for his research.

Families Against Narcotics to hold monthly meetings Zion Lutheran Church, 8307 Memorial Hwy., Ottawa Lake, Mich., is starting a monthly meeting called Families Against Narcotics (FAN). The meetings will be held the second Monday of the month starting at 7 p.m. The first presenter will be Matt Bell, president and co-founder of Team Recovery Center and Midwest Recovery Center of Sylvania. He was recently recognized as one of 11 Toledoans making a difference with Big Ideas and Big Impact in the Toledo City Paper. Statistics show that every day in the state of Ohio an average of 13 people die from

accidental drug overdoses. In 2015 Bell, newly sober after nine years of opiate addiction following a baseball sports injury, co-founded Team Recovery, a nonprofit advocacy group. Two years later the group began providing detox and treatment services to addicts. Each year Bell speaks to countless civic schools and youth organizations, organizations about addiction. At the first FAN meeting his topic will be “Knowledge and Prevention Families Can Take to Limit Addiction in Your Home.” Parents and youth are invited to attend this free seminar. “In the future a former DEA agent and ‘60 Minutes’ whistle blower about our national

drug crisis will speak on how our federal government failed to limit this tragic epidemic,” said Pastor Terry Rebert, who also is a licensed drug and alcohol counselor. “In one year more people die of a drug overdose in our nation than all of the American soldiers who died in the Vietnam War! Much more needs to be done to stop the needless death of our youth and adults. Starting a FAN group is a small step in the right direction.” More information can be obtained by visiting Zion’s web page, or by calling the church office at 734-856-2921.


McCord Coney Island & Diner benefits veterans with Flag City Honor Flight

McCord Coney Island & Diner owner Ahmad Mahmoud greets one of his regular customers, Marine veteran Harold Davis and wife Joyce.

Toledo Zoo Offers Garden Tour Series The next Toledo Zoo Garden Tour in the series is entitled “Come Grow with Us – A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Greenhouse and Ziems Conservatory” and will be offered March 19. Join the Zoo’s horticulture staff for a behind-the-scenes tour of our greenhouse facility, home to a unique variety of plants suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Guests will also get a sneak peek at what the Zoo has planned for summer annual displays and take home some tips on how to start and

grow healthy annuals, vegetables and indoor foliage plants. The tours run from 10:30 a.m. – noon, rain or shine. Guests are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes as the tour encompasses the entire Zoo. The cost is $10 for Toledo Zoo members and $15 for nonmembers, per person/tour. Space is limited and reservations are required. Visit for more information and to make reservations.

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Jean Revoir, president of Emblem Club 500, was aware of the strong feelings of respect and honor restauranteur Ahmad Mahmoud holds for U. S. veterans. The walls of his McCord Coney Island & Diner are lined with hats of veterans. A donation box soliciting funds to help veterans sits on the checkout counter amid other memorabilia dedicated to honoring veterans. Last Christmas, he held a Breakfast With Santa fundraiser for Paws Forces, a division of The Arms Forces which provides service dogs for veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries and PTSD. Revoir’s organization, the local Emblem Club 500, is raising funds for the Flag City Honor Flight in conjunction with its state organization, whose 2019 charity is Honor Flight. Revoir mentioned her cause to Mahmoud and asked if he would be willing to hold a fundraiser at his restaurant. Not only did he agree to a fundraiser, he offered to donate 25 percent of every order Monday through Friday for the month of March. “Customers just need to ask that the Emblem Club Flag City Honor Flight be written on their bill,” Mahmoud noted. “I am happy to do anything I can to help veterans,” he pointed out. “I support veterans. They have given so much and done so much for all of us.” Flag City Honor Flight is a 100 percent volunteer-run nonprofit founded in 2010. The organization relies on volunteers to plan, develop, orchestrate, and implement the entire mission. This year’s June 11 and

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Sept. 24 flight dates to Washington D.C. have been planned for 80 or more veterans on each flight. Veterans are flown on a first-come, firstserve basis. Within the applicants, top priority is currently given to World War II veterans and all other veterans with a terminal illness. The second priority is to Korean War veterans and then Vietnam War veterans. Flag City Honor Flight is offered to anyone who has served to defend his or her country. The cost for a flight includes the plane charter, bus transportation in Washington meals, administrative fees, D.C., memorabilia for the veterans and more. Altogether, a flight costs approximately $91,000 and is all fully funded by public donations. Because Americans felt it was important to build memorials to honor service and the ultimate sacrifice of many veterans, the Honor Flight Network believes it’s equally important that all veterans should have the opportunity to visit the memorials in Washington D.C. that honor their military service and the sacrifices they made for America’s freedom. “This is a sentiment I share and support,” Mahmoud agrees. “My family and I, along with my staff, think very highly of veterans and first responders who sacrifice their lives for our freedom. We want to pay back with the very best service we can offer.”

The Jesup Wakeman Scott High School Alumni Association announced the nominees for the 2019 induction into the Scott High School Hall of Fame. Zahra A. Collins, chairwoman of the Alumni Hall of Fame committee, stated, “In 2016 we had the honor of reestablishing the Jesup W. Scott High School Hall of Fame. We are continuing this tradition by inducting a distinguished class of honorees. The 2019 Scott High School Hall of Fame honorees are Dr. Gerald Stark (posthumous), James Scheib, CLU, ChFC, Michael (Mickey) Rosenberg, CLU, ChFC, AIF, LtC Azure L. Cardwell-Utley, D.D.S., Stanford T. Shulman, MD, Reva Lynette Rice, Willie Sanford Oliver (posthumous), Darlene Sweeney-Newbern and C. Brown as Honorary Alumni. Sylvania Township resident and inductee James Scheib recalls his days at Scott High School with fondness. “As a 1954 graduate of Scott, I look back at my high school experience as unique. The student body consisted of an eclectic mix of races and religions. In essence, it was like the United Nations. Because of its student diversity, one learned to appreciate and respect other cultures and beliefs. Being a product of that environment has benefited me all my life. Not only did I receive a good academic foundation but learned to value people.” The ceremony inducting these Scott graduates and school supporters will be held at the Pinnacle in Maumee on March 16, at noon. Doors open at 11 a.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling Doris Jones at 419-342-6398 or by email at







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Diana Jacobson Diana Jacobson, a long-time YMCA of Greater Toledo staff member who also spent six years at the YMCA of Detroit, has returned to the area to head up the Sylvania YMCA/JCC. She was named executive director in June, 2018. “I began my career in youth development in the Toledo YMCAs and continued directing the youth programs for the Detroit organization,” she noted. “However, my children remained centered in Toledo where my three daughters attended Notre Dame Academy and my son is attending St. Francis, commuting from our home in Monroe, Mich. When my youngest declared his interest in attending St. Francis, my husband and I decided it was time to move back to Ohio. When the Sylvania opportunity presented itself, I was ready to stop commuting and return,” she said. According to Jacobson, she has spent the past several months getting to know the staff and developing the team atmosphere. “I am a

team player and it is important to me that the staff and I share a vision of what our team can look like,” she stated. Jacobson’s goal is to make the Sylvania YMCA/JCC the jewel of Sylvania and provide programming for all families. “We have a perfect location and I foresee good things on the horizon,” she added. Jacobson plans to focus on assessing the needs of the community to be able to provide the appropriate programming. According to Jacobson, the YMCA/JCC is re-evaluating its position in Sylvania and looking to determine what services it can provide for the community. “We are re-energizing our arts and humanities programs and we are looking at the sports programs we can offer for youth and families in conjunction with other programs. We have a great working relationship with people in the community including Erika Buri of Olander Park group and Mike McMahon of Sylvania Rec. My goal is for us to all work together and look for opportunities to complement our services rather than compete with each other. We all are working hard to keep the lines of communication open so we can provide the best services for the community,” Jacobson offered. Recently, the YMCA acquired the building formerly owned by the Jewish Federation. “This ownership position gives us a great deal of flexibility and allows us the opportunity to expand our programs and services in the Sylvania area, and this campus provides us the perfect foundation for future investment and growth,” said Brad Toft, president and CEO. Jacobson added, “Our relationship with the federation continues as strong as ever.” Jacobson is the mother of four whose oldest daughter has finished college and is working, her second daughter is a University of Toledo

junior, her third daughter is a senior at Notre Dame Academy and her son is a sophomore at St. Francis. Her spare time finds her rink-side as a hockey mom cheering on her son and his

team or camping with her entire family. She also likes to read and has been spending her leisure time focusing on health and fitness.

Northwest Ohio River Runners is offering free basic kayaking/paddle sport and safety classes. NWORR is an organization based in northwest Ohio that assists and educates families and individuals who enjoy kayaking. The program is offered as a two-part class. The first class will focus on kayaking techniques. The following class will cover safety issues and concerns. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers present the classes. The first class will be held on March 19. The second class will be held on April 16. Both

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Nominate Your Favorite Sylvania-Area Small Business

GenoaBank and Sylvania AdVantage are partnering to recognize outstanding Sylvania-area small businesses. Give a local business a chance to win an advertising package with the Sylvania AdVantage newspaper and a gift card from GenoaBank (total prize value $2000). To nominate your favorite, visit by April 1.

The top three finalists will be featured in the April 16th issue of the Sylvania AdVantage, and then the community will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite.


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Yark Automotive supports local families with donation The Yark Automotive Group and Toyota are helping local families in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Yark is donating a portion of proceeds from every car sold throughout the month of December 2018 to MemoryLane Care Services. In addition, Toyota matched $10,000 of Yark’s donation to recognize its philanthropic work in the local community. This is the third year Yark has helped families living in the community by supporting MemoryLane Care Services. To date the dealership has donated over $75,000 and this year the Yark family announced a total donation amount of $24,250 at a check presentation on Feb. 19. One hundred percent of donations from Yark remain in the local community to support respite care and to create a caregiver conference room to offer meetings, trainings and workshops. Yark Automotive Group includes Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Chevrolet, BMW, Subaru, Nissan and Toyota dealerships, as well as used car sales and a body shop. MemoryLane is a nonprofit that provides

services to those living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia and to their families. Services include an adult day center and short-term overnight respite care, along with education, information, advice and support to individuals and families living with dementia. “Yark Automotive Group is so grateful to the community for supporting our businesses” said Emily Yark, the company’s community relations manager. “We truly believe in supporting our local community where we live and work, one way for us to give back is by supporting local charities who provide direct services in our community every day. Our family has personally experienced this disease, we understand how it impacts families and the need for organizations such as MemoryLane that provide respite care which can truly help families. We are also excited that matching funds from Toyota will provide an opportunity for Yark to further support local families who are caregiving.” Due to the generous support of Yark, the organization has added nursing and social work services for families at the agency’s adult day center.

Donation to The Victory Center

L-R: Members of the Heinlin family including Archie, age 6, dad Nolan, McKenna, age 9, Taylor, age 4, along with mom Kym are excited to donate 40 Vikki's Wig Care Kits to

The Victory Center, located at 5532 W. Central Ave. The family donated the kits in honor and memory of Victoria Culp, Mrs. Heinlin's mother. Culp, a former hair stylist, had received a wig from The Victory Center Wig Bank in the fall of 2016. She had expressed to her daughter that most women don't have wig care products on hand. Heinlin created a fundraiser on GoFundMe last year and raised enough funds to purchase the wig care kits in honor of her mother's memory. The free kits were greatly appreciated by thankful wig recipients who use The Victory Center Wig Bank. –by Mary Helen Darah

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Mobile Meals Chili Cookoff is March 16

Mobile Meals of Toledo, Inc. is planning the popular 27th annual Great Chili Cook-Off for Saturday, March 16, from noon-4 p.m. at the Stranahan Great Hall. There are four levels of competition: Media, Restaurant, Amateur and Corporate. The media competition runs from noon to 3 p.m. with all other categories competing from noon to 4 p.m. Judging is done by area chefs and food specialists who will select the Judge’s Winner for the Media, Restaurant, Corporate and

Amateur competitions while those attending will select the People’s Choice. The event is open to the public and includes entertainment from Glass City Sounds DJ, concessions and more. All proceeds benefit Mobile Meals of Toledo. Mobile Meals is a community service agency that helps clients sustain independence and enhances quality of life by delivering nutritious food. The mission is accomplished through the Meals on Wheels and Weekender Programs.

The fifth annual Regarding Him Women’s Conference will be held Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Christ the Word Church, 3100 Murd Rd. The event, which last year drew more than 400 women, will feature local women speakers who desire to equip others to honor God with their lives.

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NORED annual meeting planned

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Retiring Chief of City of Sylvania Division of Police, William H. Rhodus, began his career in 1982. He served in Washington Township before being part of the Lucas County Sheriff’s Department. He started working for the Sylvania Division of Police in 1983. He was promoted to sergeant in 1994, captain in 2002 and in April of 2010 became Chief of Police. “I have been here 35 years,” stated Chief Rhodus. “Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to be a police officer. I went on a vacation with my parents to Washington D.C. We went on a tour of the FBI headquarters and that experience sparked my interest in law enforcement and community service. I went in the army for three years directly out of high school. I came out and worked in a warehouse as a forklift operator and substitute truck driver while attending college on the G.I. Bill. I received my associate degree and went into law enforcement. In 1987 I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from The University of Toledo. It’s been a great career. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.” Chief Rhodus will miss serving his community. “It has been my privilege to serve the citizens of Sylvania and an honor to work with the finest men and women, not only from my department, but in northwest Ohio,” he stated. “I have loved every minute of my time here. I encourage all young men and women to explore the law.” When asked about the legacy he is leaving with the City of Sylvania Division of Police, Chief Rhodus humbly stated his position as chief has never been solely about him. “I became an officer and moved up the ranks,” he recalled. “It was never my intention to make a legacy for myself. It’s all about the officers that make a difference in our community. The department has accomplished great things.” The chief also believes one of the most important tools an officer has is his or her ability to communicate. “I believe I have communicated well through the whole course

of my career,” he said. “My first 18 years in service were as an officer assigned to the patrol division and team commander for the SWAT Team. We eventually merged our SWAT Team of Sylvania Township with the City of Sylvania SWAT Team. I oversaw the newly merged Sylvania Metro Special Response Team as the director of operations. I truly enjoyed that time. We have the finest special response team. It was a challenging role but very rewarding. We have very dedicated and professional officers that serve in that capacity.” One of the biggest changes the Chief has experienced through his 35 years on the force is the ever-changing technology. “Weapons have changed,” he stated. “We went from a sixshot revolver to a semi-automatic pistol, but learning new technology, such as mobile data terminals, can be a challenge. The younger officers are used to doing it, but for old timers like myself, there is a learning curve. Law enforcement continues to improve which is very exciting.” The Chief is appreciative of the Sylvania community. “The community has been 100 percent supportive of both the police and fire departments,” stated Chief Rhodus. “Being the second safest city in the state of Ohio can be attributed to the services we provide. They do a spectacular job. I couldn’t be prouder of the departments. I am also very fortunate to have worked with top-notch and supportive mayors and city administrators.” The chief plans on enjoying his retirement in a variety of ways. “I have been wearing a uniform since I was 18 years old,” he said. “Life moves on. You must begin to face new experiences. My wife, Ann, and I would like to spend time with our three grown children and three beautiful grandchildren. All the kids are in town and within 25 minutes of one another. I’m also looking forward to vacationing and playing golf. If other opportunities arise, I will look into them, but it’s nice, for the first time in a very long time, to not be in a hurry.”

Safety City enrollment underway

The Sylvania Police Division is currently enrolling youngsters for the 2019 Safety City program. The Safety City program is for all children entering kindergarten and living in the City of Sylvania or enrolled in any Sylvania school this fall. The program is comprised of morning or afternoon 2 ½ hour sessions each day for five consecutive days. Sylvania teachers, firefighters, members of the Sylvania Police Division, and a host of special guests will interact with children daily. Children participating in the program will receive instruction concerning personal safety as they prepare to enter kindergarten. Issues such as stranger danger, pedestrian safety, fire safety, railroad safety, and bus safety will be presented in a fun and age appropriate manner.

Safety City will be held June 3-7. The morning session will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day. The afternoon session will be from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The fee for the program is $30 per child. Registrations can be picked up at the Sylvania Police Division or found online at All registrations must be received by the Sylvania Police Division no later than May 13. Attendees will be notified by mail during the last week of May as to their child’s session and classroom assignment. It is recommended that registrations be returned promptly in order to reserve a space in class as class size and enrollment are limited and morning classes are filling quickly.

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Sarah Hackett, Beautiful Blooms by Jen owner, Jen Linehan, center, and and designers Sarah Hackett, left and Colleen Barnhart, right, are pleased to be in the new loction. —Jp Photography Beautiful Blooms by Jen has moved to them off. I stay to pin on the corsages and 5675 N. Main St., just around the block from the boutonnieres and make sure that its former location on Summit Street. everything about my flowers is perfect.” “We love being on Main Street in the In addition to taking pride in her finished heart of downtown Sylvania,” noted Jen products, Linehan is also eager to keep Linehan, “As soon as we found out this space abreast of new trends. She is active in Ohio was available, Colleen Barnhart and I came and Michigan floral organizations and by to check out the space to make sure it regularly attends trade conventions and would work for us. We made the decision to workshops to learn about the latest trends in move the business here immediately,” she the industry. She is the only Ohio certified remembered. florist in the area. Thanks to her involvement The new space has been adapted to meet in the state-wide organizations, she has the needs of the BBBJ floral team. developed an active network of sources for Showroom space has been created along specialty flowers and foliage, which with a conference area for wedding and contributes to her signature designs. “I am event planning as well as floral design space. always asking my suppliers what unusual While the business will be open beginning things they have, such as fun tropicals or the first of March, a grand opening orchids, and what is everyone else not celebration is planned following Mother’s getting. I like to use those flowers that most Day. others do not incorporate in their Linehan started the business 11 years ago, arrangements,” she said. “I can also design providing floral arrangements for weddings the more traditional arrangement if that is and other events on weekends and evenings what my customer requests, or I can do a while she was teaching full time. That first more modern or contemporary design.” year, she did 12 weddings and the second year 28. “I will always be partial to the weddings we do,” Linehan said. “I love the look on my brides’ faces when they first see May you get all your their flowers and everything comes together wishes but one after all of the time spent planning. I enjoy making people happy,” she said. Linehan so you always have credits the growth of her wedding business something to strive for! with the attention she pays to details and the relationships she develops with her clients. “I don’t just design the flowers and drop

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Kidsville is ready to open for children

Kidsville Director/Owner Hiba Kishli is pleased her new childcare and learning center opens after a year of preparation. Hiba Kishli is living her dream. Since she began teaching several years ago, she hoped to have a school of her own. A French teacher in her native Lebanon, she found herself on a new career path in early childhood education after moving to the United States.

After a few years of teaching in local daycare centers, she decided the time was right to make her dream a reality. With help from her husband, Ron, she acquired the 5,450-square-foot building at 5227 Main St., at the corner of Convent Boulevard. Kishli and her husband spent the last year

overseeing renovations, including replacing the ceiling and carpeting and the installation of a new heating system. Each of the classrooms was repainted in bright colors to create an entirely fresh environment. The infant area encompasses four rooms, which open into each other, providing ample room to accommodate up to 15 infants. The toddler, preschool and prekindergarten rooms are all equipped with age-appropriate furnishings, games and learning tools. The six classrooms circle the exterior of the building creating an interior, indoor courtyard-style space. Kishli has filled the courtyard with child-friendly equipment including a soft “tunnel” and a tepee. An oversized comfy couch built in at the rear of the courtyard area with an adjacent extensive collection of children’s books is the designated cozy reading area. According to Kishli, her mission is to provide children with the stimulating, nurturing, healthy and safe environment necessary for physical, intellectual and emotional well-being. “At KidsVille, each child is valued as a unique individual with his or her own special personality,” she noted. Infants six weeks to 18 months are cared

by dedicated staff members who use rooms that are comfortable and filled with nurturing surroundings. Each infant has his or her own crib and high chair. Toddlers ages 18 to 36 months are guided to explore and learn with positive emotional guidance, which help them understand the boundaries of their independence. The preschool program is for children who are 3 years old and the focus is on developing each child’s autonomy while social development skills are nurtured. The structured but flexible programs provide opportunities for individual and group learning activities. The Pre-K program is for 4-year-old children to prepare them for school with activities that include language, music, communication and problem solving. The childcare and learning center opened with four teachers including Kishli. Additional staff will be added as enrollment increases. Kidsville is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parents of toddlers and preschoolers can choose enrollment packages to suit their individual needs. Infants who are enrolled are required to attend every day.

KeyBank to offer free advice for home buyers and sellers

Jody Zink and Corey Taylor will host ‘Ask the Experts Mortgage Day.’ Sylvania KeyBank, 5604 Main St., will host “Ask the Experts Mortgage Day” on Friday, March 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those seeking information regarding financing, down payments and closing costs involved with purchasing and/or selling a home. The event is free and features an opportunity for the public to gain advice from two area experts, Corey Taylor of KeyBank and Jody Zink of RE/MAX Preferred Associates. “At a time when everyone turns to the internet for answers, an opportunity to meet local experts face to face can help iron out many concerns,” explained Zink. Corey Taylor is a loan officer with more than 17 years of experience. “We’re truly giving the


consumer the best possible rates and terms with our programs,” he said. “We encourage buyers to take advantage of our rate match program. We can save our clients thousands of dollars.” Jody Zink, a Certified Residential Specialist at RE/MAX Preferred Associates, has over 16 years of experience representing both buyers and sellers in transactions involving one of their largest assets, their home. “I’m excited and honored to partner with Corey Taylor and KeyBank as their exclusive Sylvania Branch realtor,” said Zink. “I’m here to provide education, up-to-the minute updates on the Sylvania housing market and answers for anyone who walks in.”

The Next Sweet Thing Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

Jennifer Valo, owner of The Next Sweet Thing, cuts the cake she made with her signature frosting.

Tom Valo and son John Mark enjoy the bakery’s fifth year anniversary party on Feb. 23.

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Jamie, Caroline and Will Haddow visit from Columbus to celebrate with their sister-in-law and aunt, Jennifer Valo.

Muhammed Algendy takes a big bite from a slice of Jo Jo’s cheese pizza.

Pete Rodriguez and Ben DeLong of The Ben DeLong Band brighten the atmosphere with their upbeat music.

Rachel Thoma and daughter Evie select a piece of cake at the celebration.

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Larberg Lane neighborhood offers craftsman-style homes board and battan accents and a carriage-style garage door, which also enhances the curb appeal of the home. The kitchen, with breakfast room, has professional appliances including an upright double refrigerator and freezer. The first-floor master bedroom has a walk-in closet and adjoining master bathroom with heated floors and a six-foot by four-foot custom designed tile shower. The flexible living space includes a first floor den and dining room with a stone

Micky Jordan and Chuck Schmalzried of Michelle Construction check out the kitchen in a Larberg Lane home. Micky Jordan and Chuck Schmalzried of Michelle Construction are creating a neighborhood of upscale modern craftsmanstyle homes on Larberg Lane at Oak Creek North. “Each of the 14 proposed homes has its own distinctive curb appeal. Each will also have features that have been custom designed for its owners,” offered Melissa Utterback of the Danberry Co., the exclusive realtor for the new neighborhood. Two Larberg Lane homes have been completed and ground will be broken on homes three and four in the first plat at the beginning of April. Eight additional homes will be built in plat two following the sale of the plat one residences. The residence at 7511 Larberg Lane has been sold. This 3,361-square-foot home on a half-acre, estate-style lot, has four bedrooms, two full and one half bathroom. Twelve-foot ceilings, tall windows with extra-wide sills and

hardwood floors complement the open floor plan found on the first floor. The master suite features wood-beamed ceilings with an adjacent master bath complete with heated floors, a spacious shower, double vanities and a walk-in closet with built-in dresser. The wood-beamed ceilings continue into the family room, which offers a stone fireplace surrounded by built-in bookshelves. The kitchen has a pantry, huge island, timeless white cabinetry, professional stainless steel appliances, including an upright double refrigerator and freezer, and quartz countertops. A large laundry room with lots of cupboard space and a utility sink is conveniently located on the first floor. The second residence at 7512 Larberg Lane is nearing completion and is for sale. This 3,120-square-foot four bedroom, three and a half bath home is on a .83-acre lot and features a 22-foot by 32-foot side-load garage. In addition to 12-foot ceilings, the home boasts

hearth fireplace in the great room. There is a second floor bonus room. The basement has an egress window and is plumbed for a full bath. An outdoor built-in fireplace offers an additional entertainment area in this modern craftsman-style home. “These homes are a must see with the superior design elements, the upscale amenities and customized features. This new neighborhood will be a prime location for families for years to come,” Utterback stated.

Crafters at Kingston Care Center

Barbara Fangman looks over the paper bead jewelry created by Julie Heitz at the Feb. 8 event.

Charlotte Stork and Stephanie Ryan buy pieces of jewelry made by artist Sue Dessner.

Sheila Shirley learns about alpaca products from vendor Julie Verhelst of Sunny Meade Alpacas.

Author Jim Mollenkopf talks about his books and photos with Jenny Schwind of Kingston Residence of Sylvania who coordinated the day at the Kingston Care Center.


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TSO League Enjoys Tune In

League members Joan Ann Phipps, left; Barb Bettinger, center; and past League President Barbara Brown enjoy a moment at the recent Tune In program.

Rachel Zeithamel, speaker, is a founding member of the Toledo Symphony School of Music in 2009 and Director of Education and Community Engagement for the Toledo Symphony since 2016.

Sylvania Chamber Cheers

Jan Tidd, Marci Bennett, and Pat McCarty enjoy the Third Thursday Chamber Cheers held at Oakleaf Village.

Dena Marvin, of Oakleaf Village and Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce member Brad Crown enjoy the networking event held Feb. 21. —by Mary Helen Darah

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Judi Uhrsan, left, and member Cookie Westmeyer, enjoy the luncheon.

Mothers Center Holds Mom to Mom Sale

Monica Corbett and Sarah Mouric help Jessica Farr at the check-in table for the inaugural Mom to Mom Sale held Feb. 23 at Boulevard Road Church of Christ.

Ramaria Wilson purchases two stuffed elephants for her twins expected to be born in late April from Theresa Harare while Fetema Wilson looks on.

Jennifer Barlos, of The Ability Center and Tina Calhoun, Foster Program Coordinator at Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence, look forward to another successful event. Calhoun will host Pasta for Pooches 7.0 on March 23, at St.

Michael Lutheran Church in Ottawa Lake, Mich. The annual fundraiser supports ADAI, a program of The Ability Center that trains and places service and therapy dogs for children and adults with disabilities. Money raised will fund training for dogs throughout their two year journey to become assistance dogs. ‘I started Pasta For Pooches as our pay-itforward after my Dad received his service dog, Quincy, in 2012. I was thinking this would be a one-time event but here we are in year seven and have raised almost $70,000 for ADAI,’ she said. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10 and can be purchased at the door. —by Mary Helen Darah

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I am thrilled to report that after four years, three months and a few days, I have walked the length of Africa. Unfortunately, or thankfully, depending on your perspective, it is only figuratively. Unlike my daughter, who lived in a hut sans running water or toilet outside of Kenya one summer, I completed the 5,000 miles on the North American continent. It all began when I strapped an innocent looking device around my wrist, commonly known as a Fitbit, on Dec. 26, 2015. My life has never been the same since. At first, it was so fun and rewarding to see how many miles, steps, stairs and active minutes Nala (my ‘retrieving golden’ pup) and I accomplished daily. However, without warning, my inner competitive evil twin emerged from my once sane brain. To save others from the same fate, I am sharing a few simple guidelines to avoid Fitness Device Insanity [FDI].

You do not have to earn EVERY badge

Earning badges may become addictive, especially for former Eagle Scout, overachieving fathers. I had the daunting task of informing my Dad (said Eagle) that the badges he was patiently waiting to receive via the US Postal Service were only going to be displayed digitally on his phone or laptop. I must admit, I am also guilty of getting excessively excited over badges. I had an adrenaline rush when I earned my first badge, the ‘March of the Penguin’ lifetime mile award. I received this honor for having

walked 70 miles, the same distance as Empire penguins annually trek to mate. At first, I questioned whether I would walk the same span if in intense, life-threatening conditions, to mate. Even if there was a guarantee of a nice, normal, employed flightless male waiting for me, I don’t know if I would make that journey. If I could possibly be devoured by a killer whale, the mate better be amazing. I quickly moved on to another thought, a dangerous one, of pondering how many additional badges I could acquire. Keep things in perspective people. There is not going to be an award ceremony at the end of the year. That being said, did I tell you I just got my Africa Badge?

Be cautious when challenging others with FDI

I was asked to join a daily challenge for total number of steps per day by my dear friend who also suffers from FDI. I received a notification that I was in the lead and within minutes I received a text from her saying, “Not for long my lovely friend.” I am, of course, paraphrasing. She also would go on our accounts, see how many steps I had acquired, and at 11:30 p.m. head out to walk her dog long enough to put her in the lead (aka annihilate me) by midnight. For the sake of our friendship, we decided to return to bonding over red wine and baked goods and no longer participate in step challenges.

FDI is highly contagious

I decided to give my device to my Dad for the weekend to take a break. I spent the weekend at my friend’s cottage where we took a long hike. Instead of enjoying her and our natural surroundings, I couldn’t stop

Walking buddies Val Morris and Michael Bonnar appear to be taking a leisurely stroll. Do not be fooled by appearances. Both have full-blown FDI (Fitness Device Insanity) and average 20,000 steps daily. thinking about how many miles I was missing out on by not having our walk “count”. Meanwhile, my Dad, who I made the mistake of telling that I was miles away from receiving my Monarch Migration badge, had put on my device and was driving my Mom to the point of contemplating a 61st year of marriage without him. She called to tell me that the poor dog was exhausted from being walked four times and that my dad was currently flailing his arms around the kitchen like a loon preparing for takeoff. My friend and former US Marine, Mike, has taken Fitbit walking to a whole new level. Mike is the lead dog of our Fitbit “pack” with an average of 20K steps DAILY. The former Vietnam vet with FDI has also shown me the

positives that come with tallying steps. It’s a warm, fuzzy feeling having someone with military precision check in on you and urge you to get off the couch after seeing your pathetic step count. I know that he and our walking friends will go the distance with and for me. As with everything in life, I strive for moderation, but it’s a struggle. At any given moment I can be a “normal” shopper and the next find myself awkwardly pushing a grocery cart with one arm to tally my mileage with the other. I remove my device occasionally, especially when I walk with my mom who strolls at the speed of a sloth. For I know, at any pace or distance, moving forward and connecting with caring people are what truly COUNTS.

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Emily Casey, music teacher at OCNS, and Director of OCNS, Jennifer Crooks, welcome grandparents and children to the celebration held at Olivet Lutheran Church.

Geri Kleiner enjoys time with her grandmother Caroline Spiess (not shown) and school friends before singing with her fellow students for their special guests.

Logan Trala and his grandmother Sylvia Pietraszak enjoy the heartwarming celebration.

Deborah and Sophia Mattin enjoy decorating Valentine cookies at the event that took place Feb. 14. –by Mary Helen Darah

A 50-Year Anniversary is Celebrated

Sylvania Town Crier Mike Lieber read a cry in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Vin Devers’ signing an agreement to become a Mercedes dealership. On hand are Tom and Dana Devers, Elise and Paul Devers, Rachel Neff of the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce who read a proclamation from Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough, Jason Perry, Devers Autohaus general manager and Sylvania Township Fire Chief Mike Ramm.

Tom Devers, center, talks with guests Jim Jeffrey and Ralph Denune.

Vin Devers Autohaus General Manager Jason Perry and dealership President Paul Devers welcome guests to the party celebrating the 50-year affiliation.

The granddaughters of Paul and Elise Devers Elodie and Elizabeth Awouad join their aunt Dana Devers on the red carpet.

Bill Herring, Tom McHugh and Jeannie Hylant enjoy the celebration at the dealership on Feb. 15.

Scott and Lisa Rozanski have fun mingling with guests at the Vin Devers’ celebration.

Sylvania Township Fire Chief Mike Ramm and his wife, Marianne, (third from left) talk with Rachel Neff and Jan Tidd during the party.

Galentine’s Day

Jenny Ramos and Becky Hart enjoy Ladies’ Night Out: Galentine’s Day at Wildwood Preserve Metropark.

Kim Kaseman, outdoor skills specialist for Metroparks Toledo, distributes refreshments to guests following a hike in the woods.

L-R: Alanna Whatmore, Stacey Pack, Geneva Krieger and Bridgette Klenk enjoy female bonding at the event.

Kristen Clark, Karen Geiser and Keeley Brown celebrate the love of friendship at Galentine’s Day. –by Mary Helen Darah





Maggie Maloy Bingle was born Dec. 14, 2018 at 12:59 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her parents are Drs. Tara and Kevin Bingle and her grandparents are James and Nancy Bingle and Richard and Carole Dailey.


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Marcia Kasza of Sylvania announced the marriage of her daughter Alyson Marie Lundy to Frank James Nagle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank James Nagle Jr. of Monclova. The bride is the daughter of the late John Lundy. The wedding took place Oct. 6, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sylvania with a reception following at the Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg. The bride is a graduate of Southview High School and The University of Toledo and is a senior marketing specialist for ProMedica. The groom graduated from Anthony Wayne High School and The University of Toledo and is manager of population health for ProMedica. Both are MBA students at The University of Toledo. A honeymoon followed in Cabo San Lucas. The couple resides in Sylvania.

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Holey Toledough opens to crowd of enthusiastic fans Toledo Farmers Winter Market 525 Market St., Toledo Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The heat is on and the overhead doors are closed for cozy shopping until spring. Each week, the market offers local winter vegetables, homemade baked goods, specialty foods, coffee, wine, plants and handmade items such as candles, soaps, jewelry and pottery.

Pasta for Pooches 7.0 St. Michael Lutheran Church 5790 W. Temperance Rd., Ottawa Lake, Mich. March 23, 4-7 p.m. Spaghetti dinner to benefit Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence. Gluten free options, raffle and silent auction. Tickets sold at the door, $10 adults, $5 kids under 10. For information, call Tina Calhoun, 419-349-4966.

Appetizers for Entertaining Cooking Class at Durocher’s 5555 Monroe St., Sylvania March 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chef Paul Penney demonstrates how to create a variety of appetizers. Class includes printed recipes, tips and tasting. RSVP to Janelle 567-408-2400 or


Jiggs Dinner Sylvania American Legion Post #468, 5580 Centennial Rd. Sunday, March 17, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Homemade Jiggs Dinner includes a generous portion of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and vegetables. $11 per plate.

Sofo’s Italian Market 5400 Monroe St. Wednesdays, 5 – 7 p.m. Weekly wine tasting and fabulous food by Chef Frankie. Prices vary depending on wines offered. Bottle Shop at Mancy’s Italian 5453 Monroe St. Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Weekly tasting event. Pours begin at $2.


The wait is over! Fans of Holey Toledough Handcrafted Doughnuts can now purchase their favorite varieties at the company’s new storefront, located at 3812 W. Alexis Rd. The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, held on Feb. 20, was met with a crowd of dedicated fans as well as first timers who came to scope out the new digs and pick up a dozen or so of owner Chris Ritter’s gourmet creations. Since 2015, Holey Toledough has been operating from a food truck, a popular spot at area festivals and farmers markets. The new storefront boasts colorful graphics that coordinate with the food truck and lots of stainless steel. At 500 square feet, the cozy bakery serves as a takeout location only. Holey Toledough offers a set menu of 1012 flavors throughout the year. In addition, specialty varieties will be created for the seasons and holidays. The current menu includes unique flavors such as Chocolate ‘N’ Sprinkles, Maple Bacon, PB&J (vegan), Pecan Toffee, Raspberry Lemonade, French Toast and Cannoli Paczki.

Holey Toledough Handcrafted Doughnuts owner Chris Ritter is pleased with the customer turnout for the grand opening of his shop.

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Holey Toledough offers 10-12 flavors on their menu including Maple Bacon and French Toast.

Cynthia Rae purchases a variety of the bakery’s doughnuts from Michael McGeorge.

Emily Field assists customers with their doughnut orders during the grand opening celebration.

A crowd gathers to purchase doughnuts at the grand opening of Holey Toledough on Feb. 20.

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That’s Italian and a few other things In a large stock pot, heat olive oil. Saute garlic. Add remaining ingredients to the pot. Bring to a boil, cover, then simmer sauce for 3 hours. If the sauce seems too thin, remove the lid from the pot and sauce will thicken.


“There are many ways to make meatballs,” said McGrath. “You can use all beef, half beef and half pork, or a combination of beef, pork and veal.” The ingredients listed below are per pound of meat.

BY JENNIFER RUPLE My brother and I were lucky kids to have known and been able to spend a good part of our childhood with four grandparents. Back then, we lived close enough that we could visit often and even get to have sleepovers with Jennifer Ruple them. We were also fortunate to have come from a family with lots of culture. Our mom’s mother was Polish and her father, German. Our dad’s mother is Italian, and his father was Native American and maybe a little French. For me, I was both fascinated and proud that I was made up of a little of each of my grandparents. Like many in-laws, our two sets of grandparents had different traditions in terms of holidays and food. They did, however, have a few things in common, one being the fact that both our grandmas could cook… well. On holidays, our Polish grandma would treat us to kielbasa, pierogi and babka, and our Italian grandma would make us lasagna, veal scaloppine, cheeseballs, and pizzelle, traditional Italian waffle cookies flavored with anise seeds. Unfortunately, the recipes for some of Homemade Meatballs

these dishes are tucked away and yet to be found. However, my grandma, Ann McGrath, is always happy to be my consultant on Italian food. Here are our notes on how to prepare some of the dishes our family enjoyed when we were younger and still enjoy today. Mangiamo (Let’s eat!)

Makes 10 meatballs 1 pound ground beef or a mixture of ground beef, veal and pork 2 eggs 1 /2 cup Italian-style breadcrumbs 1 /4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 clove garlic, minced 1 /2 teaspoon salt 1 /8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped Small bowl of water Extra virgin olive oil for frying Tomato sauce Cheeseballs

Tomato Sauce

Makes 8 cheeseballs 8 slices day-old Italian bread with good texture 3 ounces freshly grated Parmesan cheese, Pecorino Romano cheese, or a mixture of the two 1 /4 cup Italian-style bread crumbs 2 eggs 1-2 tablespoons dried parsley 1 /4 teaspoon onion powder 1 /4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 /8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Olive oil for browning

This sauce is a good base for many Italian recipes. “You can add good flavor to the sauce if you cook your meatballs or Italian sausage in it,” said McGrath. “You can even cook skirt steak in the sauce. Lay the skirt steak flat, top it with sliced onion and green pepper, roll it up, brown it in olive oil and then add it to your sauce.” McGrath also notes that adding a little sugar to the sauce helps to cut the acid. 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, or more Two 28-ounce cans diced tomatoes with juice 28-ounce can tomato puree 15-ounce can tomato sauce 6-ounce can tomato paste 1 medium green pepper, sliced 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons oregano 1 teaspoon salt 1 /4 teaspoon pepper 1 /2 cup fresh basil

so my mom would make cheeseballs. If you didn’t eat the fish, you ate the cheeseballs.” “You can make them ahead of time and freeze them. Just don’t add them to the sauce until you are ready to eat them. Use cheeseballs in place of potatoes or pasta; you don’t need another starch.”

In a large bowl, add the ground meat through the parsley. Using your hands, mix together ingredients until well combined. Do not overwork the mixture, or the meatballs will be tough. Roll mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls. If the mixture seems a bit dry, add a few splashes of water to it. The meatballs should glisten, but not be dripping wet. “Adding water to the mixture is the secret to soft meatballs,” commented McGrath. In a frying pan, heat olive oil over medium. Brown meatballs in small batches, turning them every couple of minutes and just long enough to get a nice even “crust” around them. Meatballs should not be cooked all the way through at this point. Drain meatballs on paper towels. In a large sauce pot, heat pasta sauce. Add meatballs to sauce and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until cooked through.

Remove crust from bread slices and tear bread into small pieces. In a large bowl, combine bread pieces and the remainder of ingredients, except for the olive oil. Shape mixture into about 8 patties, 1 /2 inch thick. In a large skillet, heat oil. Brown patties on both sides then continue cooking in tomato sauce.


McGrath recalls, “On Friday nights, my mom would make fish. My dad liked the fish; however, not everyone else in the family did,


Victory Lap

Executive Director The Victory Center Diane Barndt and Julie Shapiro visit at the Victory Center 2019 Luncheon & Fashion Show-Fearless in Fuchsia.

Cheryl Walter, a cancer survivor, and Elaine Lewandowski are part of the sold-out crowd at the event supporting The Victory Center.

Victory Center board member Brian Hahn and Tom Walter are busy selling raffle tickets and visiting with guests at the event.

Lynn Masters and Laura Dosch are pretty in pink and/or festive in fuchsia at the event that raised funds for the organization.

Lisa McGowan and Bonnie Wrobel wear colorful scarves that were purchased from Ragazza to benefit cancer patients and their families.

Mindy Barricklow-Vesoulis and Cindy Simmon are excited to see the latest fashions from nine local vendors.

PJ Schaefer enjoys the event held on Feb. 15, at the Hilton Garden Inn and included a silent auction, lunch, signature cocktail and style show.

Devorah Shulamit and Mistress of Ceremonies Chrys Peterson support the event that will benefit survivors, their families and caregivers. –by Mary Helen Darah

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STEM Center team going to World Championship

Back Row L to R: Coach Tom Burnworth, Adam Burnworth, Ryan Brown, Andrew Megeath, all three Northview students and Coach Crystal Burnworth; Front Row L to R: Alison Henderly, Anthony Wayne Schools, Maddilynn Henderly, Northview, Danielle Sun and Kavita Parikh of Ottawa Hills. Recently, Next Nova, FIRST Tech Challenge team 11302 in robotics, from the Sylvania STEM Center competed at the Ohio FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship in Cincinnati. This remarkable team not only won the prestigious “Connect Award� but also earned a spot to compete at the World Championship that will take place in

Detroit, Mich. April 25 to 27. Next Nova’s team members include Adam Burnworth, Kavita Parikh, Danielle Sun, Andrew Megeath, Ryan Brown, Alison Henderly and Maddilynn Henderly. In order to attend the state competition, Next Nova won Second Place Inspire in a qualifying tournament in December. The

team spent countless hours reaching out to the community, local engineers and local universities as they continued to gather information and consult with experts in the field so they could become a more comprehensive team. This team is “more than robots,� as Dean Kamen, inventor, engineer and founder of the FIRST program said. In addition, engineering mentor, Jessica Bollin-Smith nominated two members as FIRST Tech Dean’s List candidates, acknowledging their leadership and guidance to the team. Kavita Parikh, one of the captains and a sophomore at Ottawa Hills High School, is a semi-finalist and did very well in her Dean’s List interview. Adam Burnworth, lead captain and a junior at Sylvania Northview High School, was selected to be a finalist for Ohio and will also be competing for a Dean’s List Winner at the World competition. Adam is one of only 158 youth across the country chosen as finalists. The Dean’s List recognizes the leadership and dedication of FIRST Tech Challenge’s most outstanding students. Since its introduction in 2010, the FIRST Dean’s List Award has attracted the attention of prestigious colleges and universities who desire to recruit FIRST Dean’s List students.

Timberstone Student Wins Bee Stephan Chirica, an eighth grade student at Timberstone Junior High School, took first place at the Lucas Country Spelling Bee, outlasting 72 other spellers. A second student at Timberstone, Karen Jin, also qualified for the Regional Lucas County Spelling Bee.



Sylvania Schools Foundation Hall of Fame honorees

Tom Helberg The Sylvania Academic Excellence Foundation has merged with the Athletic Foundation to become the Sylvania Schools Foundation. The newly formed group is continuing the tradition of recognizing and honoring outstanding alumni who are leaders

Eric Kripke Matt Kripke Denny Lyle • Matt Kripke, Southview High School, Class in their fields and make impacts in their of 1986 communities. • Eric Kripke, Southview High School, Class This year it will induct the following alumni of 1992 into the Hall of Fame: • Dr. Saumitra Thakur, Southview High • Tom R. Helberg, Northview High School, School, Class of 2007 Class of 1977 The 2019 Legacy Award Winner is Denny Lyle and the honored 2018 Educator of the

School Board Honors Heroics

L-R: Sylvania School Board President Jim Nusbaum, Sylvania Schools employee Jacob Carlton and Superintendent of Sylvania Schools Adam Fineske. Nusbaum congratulates Carlton for performing the Heimlich maneuver on a child at Whiteford Elementary School. He reacted rapidly when the young girl was choking in Whiteford’s cafeteria. He was honored and received a standing ovation at the Feb. 25 school board meeting for his quick thinking and actions that led to saving a child’s life.

SV Students Head to Nationals Southview students Kayla Smith and Kenna Edwards have qualified for the Speech & Debate National Championships, which will be held in June in Dallas, Texas. Kayla qualified in the Informative Speaking category, placing second overall in the district tournament. Kenna competed in the Humorous Interpretation category, placing first overall, making her the District champion.


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Saumitra Thakur Year is Sara Badiuk (not pictured). Awards will be presented at the Foundation’s Hall of Fame banquet on Friday, March 15 at Highland Meadows Golf Club. The reception begins at 6 p.m. and dinner and awards take place at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 each. For ticket information, contact Nadia Swade at

NV Quiz Bowl Team Undefeated

Members of the Northview High School Quiz Bowl team, Ben Gravelle, Zack Burton, Lucas Burton, Patrick Andres, George Hajjar and Coach Perry Lefevre celebrate an undefeated season with a victory over St. Francis.

St. John’s presents ‘Newsie’ musical

Sylvania residents in the cast and crew of St. John’s ‘Newsie’s’ include Andres Ramirez, Roman Marra, Benjamin Theis, Lydia Carroll, Claire Pawlicki, Anna Haudrich and Braeden Schwaller. St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy’s production of Disney’s “Newsie’s” will take place March 15–17 at the Valentine Theatre. Locally, more than fifty students have been cast from St. John’s Jesuit and other public and parochial schools including Notre Dame Academy, Lial, Christ the King, St. Joseph School Sylvania, Clay High School, Toledo School of the Arts, and Westside Montessori. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and the book by Harvey Fierstein, Disney’s ‘Newsies” comes to life through original choreography and true St. John’s Jesuit style. Tickets for the production are on sale now for $10, $12, or $14 (plus a $2 Valentine Theatre Box Office Charge) and can be purchased by visiting or calling the Valentine Theatre at 400 N. Superior St. in downtown Toledo or by calling 419-242-2787 or online at

Heritage Museum Student Art Display

Whiteford third grade student Loagan McKinley points out his drawing depicting an example of Middle Eastern architecture to his art teacher Ani Geha. Whiteford’s open house was held on Feb. 20.

Sylvan third grade student Madelyn Delucio talks about her weaving with art teacher Julia Koralewski. Sylvan’s open house was held on Feb. 20 at the Sylvania Heritage Center Museum.

Sylvan fifth grade student Dominic Mohr, his dad Chase and grandfather Jim Ostrowski.

Stranahan art teacher Kari Armstrong looks at the paint tube sculpture created by fifth grade student Natalie Arvanitis.

Whiteford art teacher Ani Geha talks with her third grade student Loureana Morales about her Picasso-style watercolor selfportrait on display in the Sylvania Heritage Center Museum.

Sylvan student Caden Kasch tells his grandfather Rick Kasch how he created his dancing sculpture starting with pipe cleaners covered with newspaper, aluminum foil, plaster and then paint.

Whiteford art student Marcus Williams found his art work near the door.

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SV Musician

Sophia Wilson has been in band for seven years and choir for four years. She is also a member of the Select Ensemble. She has earned two superior ratings for vocal ensemble performances in class B, and a superior rating for a class A vocal solo at Solo contests. She has also been a part of the OMEA District 1 Honors Choir. Sophia said, ‘My favorite part about music is that it opens up your personality and I get to spend time with my best friend Josh.’

Cougar of the Week

Engineering student Dylan Moores is the Cougar student of the week. Dylan has been honing his skills in welding for the past three weeks and is making great strides. Dylan is a starting linebacker and back up running back for the SV Cougars football team. He also plays middie for the SV lacrosse team. He plans to go to the University of Cincinnati and majoring in mechanical engineering. He is also participating in D4AC.

Violinist Alexis VanKlingeren plays in the Chamber Orchestra. She has represented Northview at OMEA Regional and District Orchestra, and has been a member of the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Greater Toledo Youth Orchestra. Alexis has been a member of the Pit Orchestra, and performs regularly at Solo and Ensemble. In addition to her musical activities, Alexis is a member of National Honor Society. After graduation, she plans to study music education at an undecided college. Alexis is the daughter of Lisa VanKlingeren.

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Jim Huss checks out his son Jacob’s art work on display. He is a fifth grade student at Stranahan, which held its school’s open house Feb. 27 at the Sylvania Heritage Center Museum.



Northview hoops enjoys greatest season ever

When this writer, many moons ago, matriculated to Highland Elementary, Northview’s money sport was hockey, with basketball only there in the winter seemingly as a distraction. Those days are gone. The Wildcat boys’ basketball squad has been nothing short of incredible this season. At writing, they are 21-0, and ranked No. 3 in the state of Ohio’s premier hoops division, Division I. Only Cincinnati Moeller and Pickerington Central are ranked higher. “It’s amazing,” senior George Cole said of Northview’s unthinkable run. “The seniors came into this program four years ago and we were at the bottom. Our hard work has paid off to this point, but there’s still a lot of work to be done because we are not satisfied with what we have accomplished so far.” The Cats’ contributors are many, with the senior backcourt of Alek West and Sam Clear being the most visible. West has been a machine, both scoring and rebounding this year, while Clear broke his own school record for three-pointers. For these accomplishments, West was named district player of the year while Clear and senior guard Billy Biggs garnered honors as well.

Almost out of the gate, NV began punishing teams. On Nov. 29, opening day, the Cats hammered Woodward 73-46. Two days later, they destroyed Clay 67-49. Sense a theme? There have been, however, close calls. The Cats beat Springfield by five, Southview by five, and Napoleon by two. Against Bryan, NV was locked in a 63-63 tie with seconds remaining; freshman Sean Craig, however, won it for the Wildcats with a layup at the buzzer. However, the most special night for the team came Feb. 15 when, on Senior Night, the Cats held off Anthony Wayne to secure the program’s first Northern Lakes League title since 2016. “Winning the NLL championship was the culmination of all our hard work and long hours that we’ve put in since the last time we won it back when I was a freshman,” Cole said. Northview will begin to trace a winding path through the state’s playoff system, beginning March 1 in Millbury with a date with either Central Catholic or Rogers. A win there would bring the Cats to a triumvirate of potential win-or-go-home games at Savage Arena. It is only a dream right now, but winning those three games would take the Cats all the way to Akron with a trip to the state Final Four on the line. And waiting to meet them could be another state Top Ten team and perhaps the most recognizable high school in Ohio - Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s. Such a run may be a pipe dream, but then again, so was a 21-0 start for this team at one time. Cynicism is dead at Northview High School, and hoop dreams are alive.

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Southview names new football coach

Jeremy Rowe Sylvania Southview High School has a new head football coach. Jeremy Rowe was recommended to the Sylvania School Board of Education recently. He is a 1998 graduate of Southview High School and a 2002 and 2009 graduate of The University of Toledo.

Southview Swimmer Competes at States

Northview Athlete

Southview junior swimmer Isaac Grinberg placed first at Districts in the 100 fly and finished fifth at the State swim competition in Canton, Ohio, Feb. 23-24.

Southview Athlete

Northview High School senior basketball players Luke Pawlak, Billy Biggs and Sam Clear are ready to visit the Sylvania Rotary on Feb. 21 at Highland Meadows Golf Club to be recognized for a successful season. —by Mary Helen Darah The Cougar Athlete of the Week is freshman gymnast Bella Berger. At last week’s NLL Gymnastics Championship, Bella placed fifth on vault which qualified her for second team All-NLL. Bella started competitive gymnastics at the age of 3 and resumed it again this year after a four year hiatus. She will be competing at the OHSAA Districts in Bowling Green today. Head Coach Mike McKee commented, ‘Since the beginning of the season, Bella is always working to become a better gymnast. It is encouraging to see her continue to improve as a gymnast and as a teammate. Bella has come a long way and I am looking forward to working with her next season.’ Bella is involved in the Interact Club and has a 4.17 GPA.


Rowe has 14 years of varsity football coaching experience, most recently as the offensive coordinator for the Cougars in 2016. He was also the defensive coordinator for Woodmore High School in 2015. Rowe has a great sense of familiarity with the Southview football program and is looking forward to restoring its tradition of excellence. “Southview High School is extremely excited to welcome Jeremy Rowe as our head football coach. Jeremy brings a tremendous wealth of football knowledge and experience to our football program. He will be an incredible role model, mentor and coach to our studentathletes both on and off the playing field,” stated Jim Huss, athletic director for Southview High School. Rowe and his wife, Missey (Dunlap), a teacher at Hillview Elementary, have three children Lance, 13, Morgan, 11, and Aleena, 8.

Boys Varsity Swim Captain, Kevin Gaynor, broke four long standing school records this season, including the 50 yard freestyle, 50 meter freestyle, the 100 meter butterfly, and the 100 yard backstroke. At the Ohio State Championship Swim Meet, he finished 11th in the 50 free and tied for 15th in the 100 backstroke. He is a true team player and an excellent role model, respectful to all of this coaches and teammates –Photo by John Crisman of AssetWare Event Photography –Photo by John Crisman of AssetWare Event Photography

Letter of Intent Signed

Archbold High School Senior Cory Erbskorn, center, signs a letter of intent to further his academic career and play baseball at Trine University in Angola, Ind., his parents, Mark and Andi Erbskorn, seated, and his coaches Jon Fether and Dick Selgo, standing, look on.

Power of the Pen Regional Tournament returns to Lourdes Lourdes University will host the 2019 Power of the Pen Regional Tournament on Wednesday, March 13, in the Franciscan Center at 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. POP is Ohio’s leading interscholastic program in written expression. Students from several middle and junior high schools throughout the region compete to move

onto the state finals in May at The College of Wooster. The first round begins at 11 a.m. with two consecutive rounds following. Then, at 2:45 p.m., Dr. Kate Beutel, associate professor of English at Lourdes University, and Dave Murray, managing editor of The Toledo Blade, will present individual contestant awards and school team trophies.

In honor of National Catholic Sisters Week, the Sylvania Franciscan Village is hosting two events in March to celebrate the service and commitment of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania. NCSW is an annual celebration that takes place from March 8-14. Created to honor women in religion, it is a series of events that instructs, enlightens and brings greater focus to the lives of these incredible women. The Sylvania Franciscan Village kicks off the week on Friday, March 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Rosary Care Center with cake and ice cream

for the Sisters and other residents of the facility. On Monday, March 18, the celebration continues with “Take a Sister to Lunch Day.” Sisters of St. Francis employees and Lourdes University staff, faculty and students will treat more than 70 Sisters to lunch in the Lourdes University Dining Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is an opportunity to honor the Sisters and to recognize their contributions to the community. For more information on these events, call Laurie Bertke, 419-824-3515 or email

The Lourdes University Art Department has announced its spring exhibition lineup. All events are free and open to the public. The Senior Exhibition, “A Fresh New Look and New Beginnings,” will feature works by Kayla Hensel and David Zambo. The exhibit runs March 30 through April 24. The opening reception will take place March 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. The Undergraduate Spring Art Exhibition begins April 26 and runs through May 16 with an opening reception April 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. Exhibits will be on display at the Canticle

Center Gallery, 5335 Silica Drive, Sylvania, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak/Goldberg Lecture Series with American Composer Dr. Samuel Adler and Senior Art History Lecturer Ruthy Behare Light will take place Sunday, March 24 from 2-4 p.m. at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. For more information on these events, contact Erin Palmer Szavuly, MFA, Chair of Art, at or 419-824-3685.

Lourdes President’s Day at Tony Packo’s

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Lourdes art department hosts spring events

On President’s Day, Feb. 18, at Tony Packo’s in Sylvania, Lourdes University President Mary Ann Gawelek signed an official Tony Packo’s hot dog bun. Lourdes University’s mascot Gubi and a cheering Lourdes’ crowd joined President Gawelek as she was added to the list of stars who have signed a Packo’s hot dog bun. Lourdes students, faculty and staff enjoyed a free chili dog and drink with their ID.

‘BIG’ to be shown at Appold Planetarium

The Lourdes University Appold Planetarium presents “BIG,” a show that takes an imaginative look at the size and scale of the Universe. “BIG” is an interactive journey through the known universe, as far as can be observed. “BIG” explains how people have begun to explore the Universe, beginning with space probes reaching out to our own Solar System, then telescopes collecting the light from stars. Admissions prices for “BIG” are $5 for

adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The family-friendly shows are offered at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, March 15 and 22 and Saturdays, March 16 and 23. Reservations are strongly recommended. email or call 419517-8897. Prior to viewing “BIG,” enjoy a selection of music courtesy of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra as part of a collaboration with the Appold Planetarium.

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Password Advice

Your password can ruin your life. I know that sounds dramatic, but it’s true. If someone figures out the password to your email, you’re in trouble. Social media? Even worse. Janis Weber Once hackers access your online bank account they can wreck your finances and you may feel the repercussions of that break-in for years. It seems not a week goes by that we don’t hear about another data breach. Most of us have the wrong idea about passwords. We think they have to be convoluted messes, like F$%Th5l2K!&. The theory reigned for years that passwords should be nonsensical and hard to remember. It started in 2003 with guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which insisted on random combinations of numbers, letters, and symbols. The organization’s manager spread this advice for years. But in a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, he admitted that this hadn’t been nearly as effective as he’d thought it would be. Thanks to a new round of research, cybersecurity experts have changed their tune. Yes, you should still avoid guessable passwords like “p@ssword1” or “letmein.” But a strong password can also be logical, fluid and easy to remember. This is the most important part:


No matter what your password is, it should withstand 100 guesses, which means it shouldn’t be tied to any public information about you or your family. Hackers often turn to your social media profiles to find information about you and a little data goes a long way, such as your birthday and the name of your pet. Experts believe that criminals can guess the average person’s password nearly 73 percent of the time, and they can often access other accounts by using slight variations on the same password. Instead of thinking of your password as a secret code, think of it as a “passphrase.” These are strings of words that are both easy to memorize but hard for anyone else to crack. Suppose you wanted to be an astronaut when you were a kid, and your favorite color is fuschia. You have never mentioned these facts online and only your mom knows such trivia about you. You could compose a passphrase like “ilikefuschiaastronauts.” You’ll never forget it, and the passphrase will confound hackers for (literally) centuries. The new guidelines suggest allowing users to create passwords up to 64 characters in length. As if that isn’t weird enough, the guidelines also allow spaces between words. While many people just try to meet the bare minimum requirement of using eight characters, you will get a much stronger password by stretching things out. You could theoretically create a complex list or sentence, which still makes perfect sense to you. You could list all your pets’ names from childhood, like “fluffy princess rex spike booboo chewie,” or all the streets on the way to your favorite restaurant, like “academy main washington ohio central.” Easy to remember. Hard to crack. It may take websites some time to catch up to the latest guidelines, but you can still create a memorable password that meets current

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restrictions. You might choose something like “ArizonaCardinalsfootballisnumber1!” or “Igivemyjob1000%everyday.” Those meet the requirements of having at least eight characters, a special character, and upper and lowercase letters. That’s why two-factor identification is so important. Using text messages, emails or special apps, an account-holder will receive a notification every time a password is changed, entered on a new device, or at a new location. You will have to verify that it’s you attempting to gain access. I understand this all is a royal pain but dealing with compromised information in your computer is so much worse. It can take months to undo all the damage that is done to each account you own. Take the time to change all your passwords to a phrase that is long and unique to you alone.

Public Computer Classes

I will be teaching classes at the Sylvania Senior Center in 2019 (419-885-3913). These classes are non-credit, and all are priced reasonably. Look for Word, Google Docs, iPad /iPhone, basic skills and Facebook in 2019. Check them out. If you prefer personal tutoring; that is my specialty. It’s just you and


This month I am going to highlight all the diseases for which dog and cat vaccines are available with the cliff notes version of why they are or are not important CANINE CORE VACCINES given every three years to adult pets: Distemper is a virus that affects the respiratory, intestinal and central nervous systems. This very serious illness has been well controlled in adult dogs by decades of vaccinations that are highly effective. I recommend following the professional guidelines and all healthy dogs should receive this vaccine no more than once every three years. The disease has nothing to do with temperament. Adenovirus type 2 causes two diseases, Infectious Canine Hepatitis (liver disease), which is rarely seen, and respiratory illness as part of the CIRD (Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease) complex. Because of the respiratory component a triannual vaccination is important. Parvo Virus is the most serious of the core diseases and drives the recommendation of regular protection. Parvo affects the intestinal system causing severe vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite. It also suppresses the bone marrow, causing the white cell count to fall and not be available to help fight the disease. Rabies is a virus that affects the nervous system and is always fatal to infected animals and humans bitten by a rabid animal. Bats and raccoons are the main source of rabies exposure in our region. All dogs, cats and ferrets should have rabies vaccine as recommended. Humans with Rabies can be successfully treated if caught early. CANINE NON-CORE VACCINES: Parainfluenza is not a core vaccine but is usually given in combination with the DAP vaccines. It is part of the CIRD complex and does provide three-year protection when the vaccine is boostered. Leptopriosis is a bacterial like disease that is common to our region. It causes severe kidney, liver and blood disease and is potentially communicable to humans. This vaccine should be given to all dogs living in our region as an annual vaccine. Lepto is transmitted in the secretions of all area mammals, especially deer. Canine Influenza Virus is the most serious of the CIRD complex of diseases causing severe bronchopneumonia, lung damage and 3-5

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Americanism Program

On Feb. 24, I had the privilege of attending the annual “Americanism Program” at the Joseph W. Craig Stough Diehn Post 468 of the American Legion. The program was to honor their Americanism and Government Test winners and essay winners. We also heard from the 2018 Buckeye Boys State and Girls State delegates about their experiences from sessions last summer. The Post has been sponsoring these competitions for over fifty years and I have enjoyed attending many of them over the last quarter of a century, even speaking at a few. This year the speaker was Mary Westphal, president of Sylvania City Council, who spoke about the need for civil discourse and consensus building and the ways to successfully go about it, as she does at city council. A contingent of the Northview High School Band, under the direction of Nathan Heath, was present and played patriotic tunes. Adam Fineske, Sylvania Schools Superintendent, and Shannon Szyperski, Sylvania Board of Education member, were also in attendance to help honor the student winners. Of interest to us all is that the American Legion is celebrating its centennial this year,



Police work

Alert police work can sometimes turn the most mundane call for service into something far from the usual. A Sylvania Township police officer, one recent night, was dispatched to look into a complaint about a car parked in a reserved for a handicapped spot at Walmart, 5821 West Central. After locating the vehicle, the officer noted several open containers of alcohol in the car and decided to wait in his car nearby. In a short time, he reported that a man got into the front passenger seat. The officer asked the man for some identifying information as they walked back toward the store to look for the driver. After the driver was located the officer was told there were two other people with them and the officer asked for backup. As these events were occurring, the dispatcher was asking for more information on the man who had been in the car. Although each piece of information he gave was incorrect, when put together they were close enough to identify the individual as Darius Johnson, 30, of Tecumseh St. The dispatcher added that he was on parole for a felonious assault conviction and wanted on four warrants by Toledo police. Backup officers had arrived and as the officer was in the process of securing Johnson he also began a pat down search. He felt and announced the suspect had a handgun in his right pants pocket. At that point, Johnson broke free and began to flee across the nearly empty Walmart parking lot. He was chased for 100 to 150 ft. when he was struck by a taser and disabled. Deputy Chief Jim Rettig said it was a good example of why police can never let down their guard, even when the initial circumstances make it look like there may have been a relatively minor infraction. “You never know what’s going to happen when you’re dispatched to a scene. You just never know.”

Joseph W. Diehn having been established in 1919 following World War I. The Sylvania Post was established the following year on Nov. 29, 1920, and named to honor Joseph W. Diehn, the first soldier from the Sylvania area to die in that war. The Joseph W. Diehn Post first met and had offices in downtown Sylvania. After a few moves, they built a new hall at 5580 Centennial Road in 1976 and continue to meet there today. The Post has over 500 members. The Post hall offers regular activities for their members and the community, including patriotic gatherings like the annual “Americanism Program.” Their hall is also available to rent for special activities and receptions. Johnson was charged with resisting arrest; falsification, for giving false identification information; theft, for earphones he allegedly stole from Walmart; and having a weapon under a disability, because as a convicted felon he is not allowed to possess a gun. Chief Rettig added that the weapons charge has been referred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for prosecution as a federal crime.

Funding for community agencies

Funding to some community agencies was granted by the Sylvania Township trustees at a recent meeting. The Sylvania Community Action Team was awarded $6,750, Sylvania Area Family Services will receive $14,000, the Sylvania Area Arts Commission will get $3,000 and Lucas County Soil and Water district was granted $750.

Retirement planned

It’s been a long road, literally, for Curtis Snapp, who will soon retire after 29 years of service with the Sylvania Township roads department. Snapp is to be recognized for those years at the March 5 meeting of the Sylvania Township trustees. It’s been a lot of years of clearing township roads of snow and spreading salt, collecting leaves from those same roadways, patching streets, rebuilding curbs, building catch basins and all of the work which keeps the department employees busy every day. It’s also been a lot of years of anticipating the late night or early morning call that would pull him out of bed to begin plowing because of a snow storm or to sometimes tend to a tree blown across a road during a wind storm. Even those, Snapp said, “come with the job. I knew that when I signed on. The job’s to keep the roads safe, in good shape.” In 1990, Snapp had worked as a truck driver and in landscaping at Sylvania Country Club when a relative told him there was an opening in the Sylvania Township road department. “I had the skills they wanted and I got the job.” Through all the seasons, he said, he enjoyed the different tasks that each one held. His coworkers, Snapp said, “have been good guys.

Back Row, L-R: Joe Cafferty, Post 468 Commander, Shannon Szyperski, board member, Sylvania Schools, Maxwell Kelso, essay winner, Northview, Dr. Adam Fineske, superintendent, Sylvania Schools, James Duwve, second place scholarship winner, Northview and 2018 Buckeye Boys State delegate, Jakob Harshman, essay winner, Southview, Alex Clarkson, assistant principal, Southview, Evelyn Navarre, Auxiliary #468 president. Front Row, L-R: Lydia Applin, 2018 Buckeye Girls State delegate, Sheridan Scott, 2018 Buckeye Girls State delegate, Kristin Andrews, first place scholarship winner, Southview. Not Pictured: Essay Winners Grant Perry, Northview, Megan Peng, Southview, 2018 Buckeye Boys State Delegate Vijay Singh, 2018 Buckeye Girls State Delegates Maya Huffman and Grace Jung. They know what they’re doing. It’s been a good job. I’ve enjoyed it.” Rob Nash, road superintendent, said “Curtis is always here. He’s ready to get the job done.” About those early-morning emergency situations, when Nash has to call in workers? There are no complaints. “Curtis is my rock,” Nash said. While spending so many hours working for the township, Snapp has maintained an interest in S & S Landscape, a local business started by his father and now operated by his son. Snapp has primarily worked on mechanical issues with the company’s trucks, lawn mowers, etc. He said he may expand his workload with the company and he will continue his duties as a deacon at Sylvania’s St. Joseph Catholic Church. But, for now, it’s enough to think about his and his wife’s annual trip to Clearwater, Fla.

Did someone say March?

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THE STARS SPEAK “Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of its instruments, not the composer.” –Geoffrey Charleswort Dear Readers, The planets are always speaking through us. With Mercury in retrograde and Mars freshly having squared off with transiting Saturn in Capricorn, expect the unexpected. At the start of the month, our affirmations should be aligned with our thoughts and inner feelings. It’s time to put our minds to work, focus on our creativity, goals and ambitions as Mars, the planet of action, is at odds with transiting Saturn in Capricorn and ignites a strong desire to push ahead for changes. Planet-wise this time is somewhat intense as we find ourselves torn between our desire to do our own thing versus doing for others. Considering our personal priorities and understanding them instead of ignoring them will make a huge difference.

Mercury in retrograde in Pisces March 5 through March 28

Communication may be unpredictable, as our actions may not always match our words. All forms of communication are challenged, whether it is texting, talking, or signing a contract. In simple terms, be aware of not only what you say, but its delivery. Think before you speak, consider your actions, as well as your thoughts. In addition because of Mercury in retrograde in Pisces many of us may experience a sense of foreboding as well as nostalgia.

New Moon in Pisces-Time to dream

New moon on March 6 in mystical, ethereal Pisces is a chance for us to receive as well as give. Being open and receptive is the key here. A new moon in Pisces is nostalgic, a time for recall, a period in which we resolve matters that have left us in limbo. A good time to rehash, to reconnect with former partners, to create a clean slate. Also, this month the new moon signals the true beginning of the astrological New Year and conjoins an extremely energizing Uranus in Aries, Mars and Mercury in retrograde, all in the independent Mars-ruled sign of Aries. Simply said there are too many obstacles and blockages to get around it. On the flip side, a new moon always signals a period of rebirth, new ideas, shifting gears in the right direction. So it’s all up to you and how you handle the energies at hand. And much of this depends on where it is falling in your birth chart.

Full Moon March 20 in Libra

Whenever we experience a full moon in the sign of Libra, know that relationships may be a bit unpredictable as well as super-charged. The reason being Libra rules partnerships on all

levels, and when emotions flare our connections with others undergo a shift of some sort. There may be compromises between our needs and those of others in order to maintain balance. The Sun in Aries demands immediate attention, while the moon in Libra says, "Wait your turn". It can be a conflict of wills. The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak with this particular full moon as it triggers relationships, both work and personal. If used wisely your increased emotional perseverance and insight will allow obstacles to be overturned. Awareness during this Libra full moon allows for objectivity as we view our partnerships from a different angle. Those that create discord and disharmony will become more transparent. Those born under Aries, Libra, Capricorn and Cancer are most affected, but again time of birth indicates where the power lies.

The Sun in the ethereal, sensitive Pisces until March 20

During the Sun’s transit in Pisces, and depending on how it falls in your birth chart, you may find yourself longing to escape from your everyday reality. Your emotions may run high and you may feel overwhelmed by the people and responsibilities of daily life. You may also feel a longing to connect more with your inner world and spiritual life, rather than paying so much attention to the material world. Look for positive ways to transcend the ordinary, like creative expression, meditation, yoga and other spiritual practices. This could be a great time to go on a retreat, or otherwise withdraw from socializing and being busy. Your imagination can be strong now and can be put to use in making music, painting, dancing, or writing poetry or fiction. You could also let yourself simply daydream about your future and come up with a new vision for your ideal life. Dreams may be more active than usual and paying attention to messages from your dreams can reveal profound guidance from your subconscious.

Venus moves into Pisces March 26-Magic in the Stars

Venus in Pisces is all about love on its highest level, maintaining sentiment and nostalgia. Pisces is dreamy and a somewhat otherworldly energy, stilling the mind to hear the whispers of the Universe. It is ultimately about surrender and self-sacrificing when it comes to love. There is magic in the stars and we have the innate ability to tap in to it. Silence the thoughts and let the heart rule. With Venus in Pisces we may see ourselves more creative, more in tuned to those we care about. Taking the time. A great aspect as we fall into spring.

SIGNS: Aries (March 21-April 19)

This month it’s all about friendships, connections and social interactions as Venus, the planet of pleasure and play, frolics in your area of groups. This month the full moon in

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your partnership area signifies emotions run deep where love is concerned. It’s all about throwing yourself in and seeing where it all falls together. With the Sun, and now Mercury in retrograde transiting the private sector of your chart, imagination as well as nostalgia kicks in. You may feel as though your privacy is being invaded. Confidentiality is a must. However, perception plays a key role. On the plus side of this transit, this can be an excellent time for reflection, allowing for objective perception. Taking a break of your normal routine can do wonders.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Your work situation may be chaotic but not without results. A good month to create that steady flow you’ve been looking for. Also, along with the transiting Sun, Mercury, now in retrograde in your area of groups and friends, may prove to be challenging. Teamwork and/or co-existing may prove to be difficult if not handled well. On the flip side, this transit may suddenly trigger a need to reconnect with those from the past. A great period in which you seek absolute resolution. Clarity is the key here.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Romance may be in the stars, whether new or existing. A good month to fall into step as the new moon pulls at your heart strings. With the Sun hovering over the zenith part of your chart, your career/work situation is in the limelight. A very good, strong month to make things happen. Saturn continuing in Capricorn in your money house may force you to take stock of financial barriers. As Mercury transits your mid-heaven, mixed messages in your professional life are more likely to occur. Avoid taking on new responsibilities or tasks without thoroughly checking it out. Proper planning, impulse control, not biting off more than you can chew is the key here. If not the pressure you may feel could easily catapult you into a tizzy. It’s better for long term success if you delay projects until you have a set foundation.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

A 9th house Mercury retrograde passage leads you into a more expansive realm. Education and new information is taxing at this time, if not dealt with slowly and with assurance. Use this time to focus your strengths and attributes on improvement rather than being hasty in your endeavors. This retrograde Mercury also cautions you with regard to traveling long distance. Make sure all your paper work is in line. Don’t assume. With the full moon accenting your area of home, there’s a need to replenish or make positive changes on the home front. A good do-over period.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

An 8th house Mercury retrograde in your area of sharing can jump start relationship issues that you thought you had resolved, mainly speaking money matters. This can ultimately lead to confusion and major frustration. Renegotiations may be needed for personal or business matters to allow for clarity. Don’t be rushed. Take the higher road. After March 24 much of this will have passed. Also, you may find yourself more expressive and in need of a listening ear. Self-expression, whether through work or art, may be what you need.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

It’s a good month for self reflection, as this month’s influences weigh heavily on your inner psyche. Be aware of financial changes and acts of compulsion, totally out of your character with this month’s full moon triggering your money house. Ask yourself, do I really need this added expense? As Mercury, the planet of thought retrogrades in your area of partners, you may feel a compulsion to reconnect with past flings or create some resolution with a former romance. Meeting new people at this time may prove to be awkward, so you’re better off to ease in before jumping in to unfamiliar ground. In the end, you may feel more confident, as you see yourself more alert to what could lay ahead. It’s all in the timing.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Confusion in the work place? Mercury in retrograde in your 6th house may cause you to feel more than overwhelmed. Nonetheless, as always you’re in the driver’s seat, so it is up to you to set your pace. On the flip-side, a good solid week to plan a health or exercise regimen, though implementing it would be best after March 24. In addition, this month’s full moon takes you into a better place emotionally as well as personally. It’s all about balance.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

At this time, with Mercury retrograding your area of love, you may feel more nostalgic and more inspired to reconnect. Memories may flood you, and emotions may surface more so than you even expected. Deliberate with yourself before opening Pandora’s box. Use this period to revive old creative interests as well, step out of your comfort place and tap in to your playful side. It’s all about tapping in to your higher self and making yourself be more aware.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Family matters may require your immediate attention. Though frustrating to address, you may actually find yourself in a better mind-set than ever as Mercury in retrograde may allow you to view every given situation from different angles. Also, an unexpected rash of home improvements need to be made at this time. Deal with it accordingly. But don’t put it off for too long. In addition, your desire to socialize and reconnect with friends, new or past may be just what you need with this month’s full moon taking place in your area of friendships. Time to wish upon a star as your thoughts manifest.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Any time Mercury retrogrades your area of chat, communication is far more complicated because those you speak with hear only what they want to hear, and may be less inclined to read between the lines. Take the time listen and to be understood. It’s better to also absorb emotions before releasing them unnecessarily. This month may prove itself to be one of major decision making through career/work. This is your time to showcase what you’re made of as this month’s full moon hovers over the zenith part of your chart. You’re born to be a success.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

As Mercury retrogrades your money house, spending impulsively is risky so avoid any serious expenses that may cause later regrets. Re-evaluating your abilities is important right now, as you may be more inclined to be proactive. You may discover your emotions riding high this month. Put it in perspective, before allowing things to overtake you. This period of your life opens the door to more adventure. The full moon and the planets in sync activate your independent side.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

The chatty planet Mercury retrograding in your sign could make it harder for you to get your thoughts and your messages across. You may feel as though you are being misread, and to top it off Venus also taking place in your own sign conjunct with Mercury may trigger issues regarding relationships both at work and personally. Spontaneous thoughts may be followed by regrets, so be aware. On the flip side, transiting Jupiter now in Sagittarius may help to force much needed change. Nonetheless, it’s up to you to take the reins. Janet Amid is a columnist and radio/media personality who writes for Sylvania Advantage and can be heard on 105.5 FM Monday mornings from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m taking calls at 419-240-1055. She can reached at 419-882-5510 or by e-mail at Check out her web site at Join Janet Sunday, April 7, at The Pinnacle in Maumee, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the “Celebrate the Senses” Psychic Event. Readers, healers, amazing vendors and more...


This house is the fifth farmhouse of six that is 100 years old or older and still exists on Erie Street between Monroe Street and Centennial Road. This house was moved from across the street to its current location in 1998. It was then remodeled and converted into the beautiful commercial tea house which is now on the north side of Erie Street. Originally we thought this house was the one built by John Printup when he returned to Sylvania after serving in the Civil War, but further research recorded by the Mersereau family shows that in 1871, Charles and Sophia Mersereau purchased 80 acres from Printup on the southeast corner of Erie Street and Centennial Road, and at that time there was a house on the property. The Mersereau family records say that the old house on the Mersereau farm burned down when their son Fred was about 18 months old. Fred was born on Jan. 4, 1874 and he would have been 18 months old in July of 1875, so the current house would have been constructed by 1876. A biographical record written in 1895 about Charles Mersereau said that after they suffered the severe loss by fire, “he replaced the house and buildings with even more substantial structures, thus adding greatly to the value of his estate, which is regarded as one of the best improved in the township.” The Mersereau family constructed this home, which we refer to as “the tea house,” in about 1876. They were listed living here in the 1880 census, and listed as follows, with the “c” in the last name: Charles Mercereau – 43 years old – farmer; Sophia Mercereau – 36 years old – keeping house; Wallace Mercereau – 16 years old – son; Etta Mercereau – 15 years old – daughter; Burt Mercereau – 12 years old – son; Dora Mercereau – 9 years old – daughter; Ivadell Mercereau – 7 years old – daughter; Cornelius Mercereau – 78 years old – father; and Emma Mercereau – 28 years old – boarder. In the early 1900s, the house was enlarged and was remodeled in the Queen Anne style architecture and they added the double bay window. The gazebo porch was also added after the turn of the century. Charles Mersereau lived in this home until he died in 1923, and his widow, Sophia, continued to live here until she died in 1931. In the 1930 census, Sophia Mersereau was listed as 87 years old, a widow, and owned the home valued at $3,000. Living with her

was her daughter, Etta Mercereau – single – 65 years old; Frank Smith, son-in-law, married, 58 years old; and her daughter Ivadelle Smith, 57 years old, who had married Frank Smith after her father died and after she retired as a teacher in Sylvania. In 1934, three years after Sophia Mersereau died, the home transferred into the names of her surviving children. For those children that were already dead it transferred into the names of their children. Here are the recorded owners after 1934: 1936 – Anna R. Schetter and Ivadell Smith 1936 – Anna R. Schetter 1939 – George L. and Anna R. Schetter 1944 – J. Wilson and Mildred Matheny 1950 – Charles E. and Okey E. Pearson 1956 – Jules E. Mathis (sheriff ’s deed) 1966 – Thomas E. Sidle 1966 – Lynwood L. and Dorrace G. Moses 1972 – Port Lawrence Title & Trust 1972 – Charles and Jacqueline Cousino 1981 – Dale W. and Mary H. Keiser 1998 – Village Farm Dairy Co. The June 1988 issue of the “Bend of the River” magazine featured an article titled “Sylvania Farm House Is Victorian Wonder,” about this house. One page featured pictures of the dining room as the focal point of the house and shows the exterior of the house, a bedroom and the kitchen. The article refers to the house as, “the decorative Italianate Victorian of Dale and Mary Keiser.” Dale Keiser is quoted as saying, “I’m in love with every room in the house, and each one has a feel and some special attribute that makes it a treasure.” In 1998, the property and home was sold to Village Farm Dairy Co. The company was going to build a new retail gas station and carry out and needed the 1876 home and a 1970s-built home removed from the property. A local company, Millstream Development, heard that two houses were going to be demolished and decided that the houses were worth saving. That company started making plans to move the two homes across the street, and a short distance to the east. By 1999, they sold the historic home to Roger and Christina Kruse. In November of 1999, Kruses obtained a zoning permit to rebuild the covered porch, in June of 2000 they obtained a zoning permit to complete interior remodeling and in July of 2002 a zoning permit was issued to add a family room addition. In 2005 Baldemar and Sara Velaquez and Roger, Chris and Ethan Kruse obtained permission to operate a tea room known as Sweet Shalom Tea Room. The large barn behind the two houses was on this property when the houses were moved here so it has a history all of its own.

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SYLVANIA AREA CRIME REPORTS Aggravated Menacing Robert Goolsby, 5800 block Monroe St., unknown suspect pointed gun and shot at victim Criminal Mischief O’Reilly Auto Parts, 5100 block Alexis Rd., property damaged, trash overturned Identity Theft Sheryl Foist, 7800 block Laurel Glen Way, identifying information used to transfer telephone number to different account Christopher Edwards, 7100 block Bent Oak Rd., checks forged using victim’s identity Amy Wolf, 5900 block Wakefield Dr., mobile phone account opened using victim’s name Zachary Lehman, 5600 block Alexis Rd., credit card opened in victim’s name Passing Bad Checks Living Appliance Center, 5600 block Monroe St., fraudulent check received for purchase of TV Theft Walmart, 5800 block W. Central Ave., dog food stolen

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Walmart, 5800 block W. Central Ave., merchandise stolen Kelly Lands, 6200 block Chaney Dr., vehicle tires stolen, passenger side window smashed Darla Mozart, 6200 block Blossman Rd., cash stolen by fraud Hospice of NW Ohio representative, 4200 block Holland-Sylvania Rd., iPad stolen/ missing Carter’s, 5200 block Monroe St., shoplifting, suspects apprehended, clothing returned Suzanne Ehrmin, 2846 Heysler Rd., attempted theft by fraud Jim White Toyota, 6100 block W. Central Ave., catalytic converter stolen Society Public, 5200 block Monroe St., attempted theft of merchandise Ashton Mayer, 6700 block W. Sylvania Ave., house and work keys, vehicle fob stolen From the Courts Assault Jesse Welkinger, 2435 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, $100 fine, 180 days, 161 days suspended Disorderly Conduct Halie Retmeier, 6930 Wharton, Holland, $50 fine, 10 days Jo Mohn, 4767 County Road 19, Wauseon, $100 fine, 30 days suspended Domestic Violence Jontei Simmons, 9235 Frankfort, Holland, $100 fine, 180 days, 87 days suspended Drug Possession Jake Doremus, 2465 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, $100 fine, 90 days, 89 days suspended Hit skip Brian Toros, 3997 County Road K, Swanton, $150 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Inducing Panic Floyd Crawford, 3535 Hilltop Blvd., Toledo, $100 fine, 90 days suspended

No Driver’s License Stacy Anderson, 3410 Worden Dr., Oregon, $100 fine, 180 days, 150 days suspended Obstructing Official Business Artis Stallworth, 625 Locust St., Toledo, $100 fine, 60 days OVI Steven Figueroa, 631 Weston St., Toledo, $525 fine, 180 days, 134 days suspended Elliott Davis, 3583 Cecelia Ave., Toledo $850 fine, 180 days, 150 days suspended Samantha Oman, 22200 Carter Rd., Bowling Green, $25 fine, 189 days, 130 days suspended Joseph Supinski, 4928 Maryhill Rd., Sylvania, $250 fine, 30 days, 27 days suspended Nicholas Kasprzak, 6514 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Jesse Bachli, 6353 Muirfield Dr., Temperance, Mich., $375 fine, 180 days, 174 days suspended Steven Zwayer, 3427 N. McCord Rd., Toledo $525 fine, 180 days 150 days suspended Sherry Hall, 5217 Kearsdale Rd., Toledo, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Physical Control James Sattler, 7519 Dorr St., Toledo, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Patrick Mollenkamp, 5354 Northbrook Ct., Sylvania, $375 fine, 180 days, 174 days suspended Reckless Operation Scott Ball, 1628 Birdie Dr., Toledo, $250 fine, 30 days, 25 days suspended Brady Helminiak, 1644 Acorn Dr., Toledo, $250 fine, 30 days, 27 days suspended Brent Hartsworm, 10110 Salisbury Rd., Monclova, $525 fine, 180 days, 170 days suspended


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Resisting Arrest April Love, 521 Elmdale Court, Toledo, $100 fine, 90 days suspended Justin Morgan, 2616 Elmwood Dr., Sylvania, $100 fine, 30 days suspended Theft Darlene Kiker, 2059 Schroeder Court, Toledo, 90 days suspended Morgan Clark, 244 S. Centennial Rd., Holland, $300 fine, 90 days Larry Murphy, 1233 N. Ontario St., Toledo, $50 fine, 20 days suspended Joshua Gottschalk, 27695 Tracy Rd., Walbridge, $200 fine, 40 days suspended Cynthia Lammiman, 4570 Eastway, Toledo, $100 fine, 180 days suspended Robert Konrad, 3244 Glenwood Ave., Toledo, $100 fine, 90 days, 88 days suspended Amber Gore, 28833 Starlight Rd., Perrysburg $100 fine, 90 days, 86 days suspended Angel Bankston, 1815 Norwood Ave., Toledo, $100 fine, 90 days suspended Derrick Polzin, 4046 Isidore Lane, Sylvania, $100 fine, 90 days, 85 days suspended James Brandon, 3093 Monrovia, Monroe, Mich., $450 fine, 180 days, 147 days suspended Artis Stallworth, 629 Locust St., Toledo, $100 fine, 75 days Trespassing Sarah Werner, 345 S. Detroit Ave., Toledo, $50 fine, 30 days suspended Unauthorized Use of Property Fred McGee, 711 Humboldt, Toledo, $50 fine, 30 days suspended

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well father-in-law and mother-in-law Thomas and Agnes Kelly; siblings-in-law Mary (Joe), Mike (Mary), Patrick (Theresa), Brian (Kelly) and Dan (Jill) as well as many, many, many nieces, nephews, godchildren and cousins. There are too many to count ... really. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, her stepmother Jeanne Hylant Schoen and three children lost in miscarriage. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions in Kate's name be made to Heartbeat of Toledo. Special thanks to Blessed Solanus Casey and the worldwide blanket of prayer. Blessed be God in all His designs.

Kathleen Mary "Kate" Kelly, beloved wife, mother and friend, met the tender embrace of Jesus and Mary Feb. 12, 2019, held gently and commended to heaven by her husband and children. Born in Toledo, Ohio, Nov. 27, 1963, Katie was the 13th of 14 children born to Richard and Elaine Schoen. She was formed in faith and generosity amidst this large family that knew busyness and much love. After graduating from St. Ursula Academy, Kate attended St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind., received a bachelor of science degree in nursing, and then brought her skills and sensitive heart to serve the babies and families in the Neonatal ICU at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. Kate transitioned her caregiving to pediatric office settings, and ultimately “retired” to devote her love and care to her eight cherished children. Supported by her husband, Kevin, they shared the journey of family life with homes in Chicago, New Jersey and the Detroit-area before settling in Sylvania, Ohio, for the past nineteen years. As Kate’s youngest child reached the age of full-time school, Kate sought more active volunteer commitments, serving church and school communities, but with a special heart for single and unsure mothers. She knew that encouragement, love and a helpinghand could rescue young women and couples from their fears, and help them embrace God’s great gift of life found in an unborn or newborn child. Kate loved. She loved her family, her friends and many strangers that became her friends. She hugged and kissed and laughed and cried her way through life. She made mistakes; she got better. Heartbroken but sure of the love Kate now experiences with the Lord, her loved ones are many. She goes ahead of her husband and buddy, Kevin; her eight treasured children Jack (Grace), Tom (Emily), Joe, Dillon, Elaine, Robert, Audrey and Anna; her loving siblings Greg (Sheila), Bill (Carol), Mary Beth, Cory (Jim), Bob (Sue), Fritz, Tom (Lori), Janet, Ellen (Les), Dan (Susan), Jeff, Anne (John), and Julie; step-siblings from the Hylant family Bob (Trudy), Pat (Ann), Dan (Carol), Steve (Karen), Polly Tracy (deceased) (Geof), Sandra, Jeannie (Tom McHugh), Mike (Tina), and Richard (Clare); her fantastically

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Noah Edward Broadway, 93, of Sylvania, Ohio, died Feb. 4, 2019 in Bradenton, Fla. Noah was born Nov. 18, 1925, in Toledo, Ohio, to Noah E. and Clara K. (Shaw) Broadway. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Marge (Savage) Broadway, and younger brother Harry Broadway. A 1943 graduate of Libbey High School Noah played trombone in the marching band and often sang in school productions. Noah was drafted and served in WWII as an artillery observer stationed in Europe, fighting during the Battle of the Bulge. Noah and Marge worked primarily as a team selling real estate with Grogan, Sawicki Realty and later DiSalle. His favorite hobby was reading and golf, fishing, taking long drives with Marge to Shipshewana and boating on his Matthews Pal III. He vacationed every winter in Florida and summer at Lakeside, Ohio. He also loved watching his beloved Ohio State football team play. He was known for his quick wit, humor, charm and vivid storytelling. Noah and Marge also enjoyed ballroom dancing to the big band sounds and frequented Trianon ballroom, Cedar Point, Centennial Terrace He leaves behind his six children, Charmaine McClellan, Tara (Scott) Hall, Debbie (Duane) Hammett, Noah (Pam) Broadway, Matthew Broadway and Kelly (Scott) Broadway-Houk; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, 3100 W. Central Ave. #150, Toledo, OH 43606.

Marilyn Grimsley

spending time with them when it was needed. She was passionate about Christmas from the shopping to making the family Christmas recipes. Her sense of humor was a well-known trademark of her. Maybe more than her sense of humor was what a classy lady she was. From her excellent taste in fashion and style to the way she carried herself in a room. Marilyn met David while bowling in separate leagues on the same night. It was love at first sight and after 16 years they were married in Mackinac in 2002. The two were avid Corvette enthusiasts. They frequently took road trips, usually to Michigan, but there were many other destinations as well. She is survived by her husband, David; daughters Amy (Jim) Perry, Sandra (Brent) Gilley; grandchildren Austin Perry, Lexi Gilley, Jacob Perry, Talan Gilley; sister Barbara (Walt) Heck; nephews William (Angie) Heck and Tom Donifrio. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother. It is important to mentioned that Marilyn welcomed her sons-in-law with loving arms and cherished their relationships. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Heartbeat of Toledo 4041 W. Sylvania Ave Suite LL4 Toledo, OH 43623. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Marilyn Grimsley, age 74, passed away Feb. 23, 2019, at her home. The daughter of Dr. William and Elizabeth (Linzimeiere) Becker, she was born Oct. 8, 1944, in Toledo, Ohio. She was a graduate of Ottawa Hills High School and Stevens College where she received her associate degree. Following college, she worked for Flower Hospital as an administrative assistant before deciding to stay home and raise a family. Marilyn was in her element as a mother and loved the role. She later worked for K & Silver as a broker and the Better Business Bureau. Marilyn had a giving and loving heart. She volunteered at Heartbeat Toledo and shared her love as a cuddlier for the NICU at Toledo Hospital. She also volunteered at St. Joseph Catholic Church Sylvania where she was an active member. Then came grandchildren and she found a whole other avenue to share her love. She adored her grandchildren and had a very unique and special relationship with each one. If she could help it she would not miss any of their events and was always their biggest fan. Marilyn was always ready at the drop of a hat to help with the grandchildren, whether it was being grandma taxi or


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6046 White Eagle West ~ $337,500 4 beds, 2.5 baths & move-in ready. Built in ’05 w/ 2,946sf of top-shelf living space. 2-sty Great rm w/ wall of windows & gas fireplace. Island kitchen w/ granite tops & tile floor. Den & formal dining rm. 2nd flr bonus rm could be 5th br. Full bsmt is partially finished. Concrete drive & stamped, colored, patio. Brad Crown – Realtorman 419/467-7070 RE/MAX Central Group

5104 Shadywood Ct. ~ $579,000 5 br, 3 full & 2 half ba. Melchior built in ’96 w/over 4,600sf of exceptional living space. Spacious island kitchen is a cook’s delight. Beautiful hardwood flrs. Finished bsmnt w/ half bath. Well landscaped .81 acre lot on quiet cul-de-sac. Lg saltwater pool & flagstone patio. 2nd flr bonus room could be 6th br. 2 new HVAC systems. Home warranty. Brad Crown – Realtorman 419/467-7070 RE/MAX Central Group





Feel a million miles away from it all one hour from Sylvania. Privacy in the lap of luxury. Own the Crown Jewel at the Headwaters of Clear Lake’s coveted Gold Coast. 4.3 acres, 461 waterfront feet, Main Manor and Gentleman’s Quarters. Evan & Suzy Rice 260-495-3211

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5966 Sylvan Ridge Dr. ~ $40,000 City of Toledo, Sylvania Schools. Last buildable lot in the subdivision. Just under a half acre. Backs to woods. North off Alexis, just west of Talmadge. Sidewalk is in. Utilities at the street. Brad Crown – Realtorman 419/467-7070 RE/MAX Central Group

4839 Park Place Blvd. ~ $239,000 2 BR, den, 2 full BA & almost 1,800 sf of living space. Open floor plan & high ceilings. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout most of the home. All appliances stay. Sweet community clubhouse w/ rec rm, exercise rm & ingound pool. Possession at closing. Brad Crown – Realtorman 419/467-7070 RE/MAX Central Group



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HELP WANTED The City of Sylvania will be accepting applications for the position of Secretary I. This is a full-time position in the Utilities Office with a 40-hour work week. The successful candidate will maintain utility records and provide administrative and clerical support for the Division of Utilities. The duties include utility account maintenance, customer service, permit processing, data entry, utility billing and receipt of payments. Successful candidate must demonstrate good communication skills and a desire to serve the community at a professional level. Applications are available online at Applications and resumes will be accepted by mail only to: Human Resource Department, City of Sylvania, 6730 Monroe Street, Suite 201, Sylvania, Ohio 43560 The deadline for applications is March 15, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Nora Dillon at 419-885-8932 or at The City of Sylvania is an equal opportunity employer.

BANK ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER Metamora State Bank currently has an opening for an Assistant Branch Manager. Come work with some great people at your local community bank. Work with the branch team to develop customer relationships and supervise CSRs for customer service and operations. Please stop in at 8282 Erie Street Sylvania, Ohio to complete an application, or email your resume to Equal Opportunity Employer BATHROOM/KITCHEN INSTALLERS NEEDED! TOP Pay, Paid Weekly. No Material Costs! Schedule Flexibility, Join a Winning Team! Call 1-844-Arnolds or email your resume to

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Hot Cocoa Run participants brave the weather

Drew Stiles and her friend Winter Borstelman gear up for the Hot Cocoa 5k run to benefit SCAT, the Sylvania Community Action Team.

Brian and Edna Yeager congratulate their daughter Ashley Gunn and her husband, Austin, for completing the 5K Hot Cocoa Run.

Adam Fineske and his son Nicholas were among the participants in the annual Hot Cocoa Run.

Hot Cocoa Run Chair Mary Morrison and SCAT Executive Director Deb Chany are happy with the nearly 250 runners/walkers who participated in the fourth annual Hot Cocoa event.

Volunteers Bud Crosby, Jeff Kowolski, Sandy and John Husman set up the post-run refreshments in the Nederhouser Center at Olander Park.

Jack Karbon takes a practice lap around Lake Olander with his mother, Amney, before the start of the Hot Cocoa Run.


Brent and Kate Easton, their daughter Lorelei, his sister Sarah Ehmann and her children Easton, Addison and Jaxson and their mother and grandmother Shelley Perna all participate in the one mile walk.

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Sylvania AdVantage FIRST MARCH 2019  

We believe a positive outlook is power against the barrage of negativity all around us and makes for upbeat living while offering cohesive s...

Sylvania AdVantage FIRST MARCH 2019  

We believe a positive outlook is power against the barrage of negativity all around us and makes for upbeat living while offering cohesive s...