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November 1 - November 19, 2019 • Vol. 24, No.14 •

Sylvania Recreation Pioneers



Magistrate joins Sylvania Court

Christy Cole

The Sylvania Municipal Court hires Christy Cole as its first full-time Magistrate on Oct. 1, 2019. Cole will assist Sylvania Municipal Court Judge Michael Bonfiglio in handling criminal and civil matters. With a full-time Magistrate, the court will now be able to operate two courtrooms.


Sizzle Simmer Sauté

Urbivors delivers fresh produce to dorms and doors. P11A


Your vote counts on November 5! Learn about the candidates. P9-12B


Tom Crothers and Jim Glase will be recognized for their contributions to recreation in Sylvania.

Ray of Hope

Honorees Stephanie White and Fred LeFebvre talk about the event.

Fall Festival Fun Ride

Rosie O’Shea takes her dad, Daniel for a train ride in the children’s activity area.


Happenings Community News Food Main Street Activities Business Schools Sports Sylvania Then and Now Community News Election News The Stars Speak Business Cards Lives Remembered Real Estate Classifieds

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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 pm at the United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St. Call 419-5377500 for more information. AlzheimerÊs Association An Alzheimer’s Association support group meets the third Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 pm at Aspen Grove, 7515 Secor Rd., Lambertville, Mich. Call 800-272-3900 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 pm. 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 pm 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 am-1 pm. Call 419-865-8503 or visit Cancer Support Group A cancer support group meets the second Monday of each month, 6:30 pm, 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 pm 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 / guardians of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders facilitated by FASD specialists meets the second Tuesday from 7-8 pm 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 pm 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 pm; meal is at 6 pm. Healing Service The Victory Center invites 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 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 am at Christ the Word Church, 3100 Murd Rd. Childcare is provided. MothersÊ Center of Greater Toledo First and third Thursday meetings for fun, food and friendship from 9:45-11:15 am 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 am at Mercy St. Anne’s, 3404 W. Sylvania Ave, third floor conference room and Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm at Harvest Lane Alliance Church, 5132 Harvest Ln. Olivet Lutheran ChurchÊs 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 pm the second Tuesday of each month. Park in the back. 419-885-4421. Prostate Cancer Support Group A prostate cancer support group meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 pm 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 pm. 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 pm at ProMedica Flower Hospital, 5200 Harroun Rd. Contact 419-291-7537 or Survivors of Suicide Support Group Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Advent Lutheran Center, 3941 N. McCord Rd. at 7pm. Call Nancy Yunker at 419517-7553 for more information.


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Taizé Service A Taizé Service is held monthly on the third Thursday at 7 pm in SUCC’s Christ’s Chapel, 7240 Erie St. 419-882-0048. TAME Meeting The Toledo Area Miniature Enthusiasts meet the first Saturday of each month from 1- 4 pm 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 9-10:30

am and Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm. Call 419-478-1103 or 419-841-6436 for information. TOPS is not church affiliated. Toledo Area Genealogy Society Meets from 7-9 pm 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 pm at the Church of St. Andrew United Methodist, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. Light refreshments. Free. Information

Sylvania Senior Center Programs

Hours: 8 am- 5 pm Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri • 8 am-7:30 pm Tuesdays Lunch is served from 11:30-12:15 p.m. Mon-Fri; suggested donation age 60+ is $2.50; non-senior is $5.62, make reservation by noon the day before. Tuesday Evening Dinner served from 4:30-5:15, $8.00 per person; reserve by 2 p.m. the Friday before Billiards: Mon-Fri open all day, weekly Computer Lab: open when classes are not in session; Open Gym: when classes are not in session, please see schedule; Woodshop: Tue, Thu & Fri, 1-3, weekly; Woodcarvers: Tue, 3-6 weekly March through December Transportation to Senior Center & Shopping: call Deb, 419-885-3913 11/01 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy for details 419-460-1734 Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly, * Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly Line Dancing: Fri 2:30-4, weekly 11/04 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy for details 419-460-1734 Strength Training: Mon & Thu 10-11, weekly, * Arbors at Sylvania BP Clinic: 11:30-12:30 Chair Yoga: Mon Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, weekly, * Mahjongg: Mondays 12:30-4, weekly Woodcarving Class: Mon & Wed 1-2:30, weekly, limited occupancy iPad/Phone Lvl I: 3 day/6 hour course/1-3, * 11/05 Election Day Bake & Art/Craft Sale: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Art Studio Group: Tue, 9-11, weekly, * Chair Yoga: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, weekly, * Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Health: Tue 3-4, weekly, * Alt. Health Discussion Group: 1st & 3rd Tue, 4:15-5 Silver Scholars: 5:30-6:30, call for details Alz./Dementia Caregiver Support Group: 6-7 p.m., open to the public 11/06 DSLR Camera: 1 day/2 hour course, * Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly, * Hatha Yoga: afternoon practice, Wed 2:30-4, weekly, * 11/07 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy for details 419-460-1734 Rug Hooking: 1st & 3rd Thu, 9:30-11:30, monthly Strength Training: Mon & Thu 10-11, weekly, * Chair Yoga: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, weekly, * Duplicate Bridge: Thu, 1-4,





weekly Flag Box Ceremony: 2-4 Hand & Foot: 1st Thursday only in November Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy for details 419-460-1734 Estate Review, by appointment, monthly Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly, * Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy for details 419-460-1734 Strength Training: Mon & Thu 10-11, weekly, * Chair Yoga: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, weekly, * Woodcarving Class: Mon & Wed 1-2:30, weekly, limited occupancy iPad/Phone Lvl II: 3 day/6 hour course/1-3, * Cardio Drumming: 2nd Mon 2 & 2:30 workouts, call for details Senior Chorus: Tuesday 9:4511:15, weekly Chair Yoga: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, weekly, * Legal Outreach: by appointment, monthly Adult Coloring: 2nd & 4th Tue, 1-3, monthly Current Events: 2nd & 4th Tue, 2-4, monthly Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Health: Tue 3-4, weekly, * Silver Scholars: 5:30-6:30, call for details Advanced Composition: 1 day/2 hour course, * Party Euchre: Wed 10-12, weekly Pinochle: 12:30-3:30, weekly Retirement Specialist: 2nd Wed, by appointment, monthly Woodcarving Class: Mon Wed 1-2:30, weekly, limited occupancy Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly, * Hatha Yoga: afternoon practice, Wed 2:30-4, weekly, * Rummikub: 2nd $ 4th Wed, 3-4,

*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

•Nov. 1

Tea at Stranleigh, 11:30-2:30 pm Wildwood Preserve Manor House Brewed tea, sandwiches and desserts overlooking the Shipman Gardens. Reserved tables at 11:30 am, walk-ins at 12:30 pm. Call 419407-9790. $10. •Art Walk, 5:30-8 pm Visit galleries, shops and restaurants •Athena Art Society exhibit, 5:30-8 pm Fuller Art House, 5679 Main St. and Hudson Gallery, 5645 Main St. Exhibit of members of one of the oldest art society in Toledo made up of women artists. •Dia de los Muertos, 7 pm Lourdes University Performance by the El Corazon de Mexico dance troupe. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted for the dance troupe. •Make and Take, 1-3 pm All Good Things 6832 Convent Blvd. Make holiday cards. $10. RSVP 419-824-3749.

•Nov. 1, 4

•Great Candy Buyout Brookview Dental 7135 Sylvania Ave. Cash for candy at this 18th annual event.

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PUBLISHER Sharon Lange EDITORS Mary Helen Darah, Jennifer Ruple CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Janet Amid, Erika Buri, Tom Cole, Susan Gibney, Gayleen Gindy, Mike Jones, Craig Stough, Janis Weber CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS John Crisman of AssetWare Mary Kay Urbanski COPY EDITING/PROOFREADING Sarah Groves, Bobbie Ziviski PRODUCTION Susan Utterback ADVERTISING Dave Achen, Mary Rose Gajewski, Molly O’Shea GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Elissa Cary, Penny Collins Views expressed by contributing writers do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher or staff.

•Nov. 2

Sylvania Athletic Hall of Fame. Noon Sylvania Country Club Eleven thletes will be inducted. •Oak Grove School, 10 am-1 pm Wildwood Preserve Guests experience a school day in 1893. Free. Reservations use Code 401102601. •Annual Epworth Arts & Crafts Bazaar, 9 am-4 pm 4855 Central Ave. Over 60 vendors will display their and-crafted items including jewelry, cards, books, photography, serving pieces, soaps and lotions, herbs, flowers, fused and blown glass, wooden toys and bird houses, holiday themed pieces, knitted and sewn items, clothing and accessories. •Keeping Memories Alive, 12-4 pm Oakleaf Village 4220 N. Holland Sylvania Rd. Memory book workshop and informational expo. $20. Register online at nogaonline. org. •Chronic Pain seminar, 9:30 am-3:30 pm Sylvania First United Methodist Church 7000 Erie St. Presented by Sylvania First and Olivet Lutheran Churches. Led by speakers Dr. Debra Bell and Rev. Daniel Wolpert on holistic treatments for pain. $20 includes lunch. To register, call 419882-2205 or 419-882-2077. •Safe and Secure Workshop, 3-5 pm Sylvania Library Members of the Toledo Buffalo Soldiers MC, Inc. present an emergency preparedness and personal safety workshop that helps yadults plan and prepare for any disaster that may come their way. •Gift Making Workshop, 10 am-1 pm King Road Library A gift making workshop hosted by Crazy Cow Graphics and have a digital image of your choosing printed on a gift! Register Locations Franciscan Center, Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, 419-824-3707 Olander Park (Nederhouser and Gorman), 6930 W. Sylvania Ave. To register, 419-882-8313, ext. 1013 or; 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

•Spiderweb Arm 203 pm King Road Library Kids, 5 to 10 can use watercolor and crayons to create a one-of-a-kind spiderweb masterpiece. Register

•Nov. 2, 16

•Nov. 4. 5

Game Week, 4-5 pm Sylvania Library In honor of International Games Week, the library is hosting a fun-filled hour of play with all types of games for children 5-10.

•Nov. 5

FAFSA and Student Loans, 10:30-Noon Sylvania Library Teens, do you need some explanation on how it and Student Loans work? We will have an information session and best practices on filling out your FAFSA and student loans. •Euchre Saturdays, 11 am-1 pm Sylvania Library Whether you're a "card shark" or have never played Euchre before, all adults are welcome.

Proactive Tax Planning Sylvania Library Take control of your taxes by planning •Community Photos, 6:30-7:30 pm King Road Library Adults can learn how to join in the Community Photo Album, created by our Local History Department.

Toledo Asana Yoga, 8:30-9:30 am Sylvania Library Rejuvenate yourself by mindfulness and physical movement. All experience levels welcome.

LEGO Freeplay! 3:30-4:30 pm King Road Library Kids, 5-10 practice your engineering skills and put your creativity to work in this fun building program featuring LEGOs,K'Nex

„Change for the Better,‰ 2:30 pm Wildwood Metropark Janet Hegarty, speaker, offers a fresh perspective on God and the good He does for people. Call 419-536-2184 or email •School open house, 12-3 pm St. Ursula Academy 4025 Indian Road Visit the campus and meet students, teachers and coaches. •School open house, 1-4 pm St. Francis 2323 W. Bancroft Visit the campus and meet students, teachers and coaches.

Bot Bolt!, 3:30-4:30 pm Sylvania Library Tweens, learn all about Ozobots and how to make them do all sorts of weird things. •Toledo Murderino Book Club, 7-8:30 pm Sylvania Library A book club for true crime devotees - with discussions covering books, documentaries, and podcast about past and recent true crime events • Library Database, 6:30-7:30 pm King Road Library Oonline video tutorials to help you learn through self-study online training videos and tutorials.

New Zealand Wines, 6:30-8:30 pm Franciscan Center Certified Specialist of wine and spirits Nicholas Kubiak discusses Pinot Noirs and Sauvignon Blancs. $25 members of Lourdes Lifelong Learning;$37 nonmembers. Contact Dr. Laura Megeath at 419-824-3707 or email

Senior Stroll, 2-3 pm Wildwood Preserve Slow-paced nature walk with a naturalist as a guide. Free. Reservation, Code 404402603.

•Nov. 2, 16, 23

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•Nov. 4

•Nov. 5

Harvest Moon, 10 am Olander Gorman PreK to K age children can join ECO Discovery! For true tales and lore about the Harvest Moon. Share a harvest snack and take home a moon calendar. Pre-register. •Hoot, Hoot DIY Wooden Owls, 6:30 pm Olander Gorman Adults can create a family of owl ornaments using wood slices, buttons, flet, pipe cleaners and more. Supplies provided. $15 for residents; $20 on residents. Pre-register. •Sacred music concert, 7-9 pm Franciscan Center Musical and religious professionals and, Vocal Music Director at Lourdes perform at the concert.$15 for admission. For more information, visit

•Nov. 5, 26

•Nov. 6

•Nov. 6, 13, 20

•Nov. 7

Beginners Tai Chi, 1-2:30 pm Elks Lodge #53 3520 N. Holland Sylvania Rd. Tai Chi classes consist of slow movements, gentle turns and graceful stretches. •Baby/Toddler and Me Yoga, 10 am Olander Gorman Parent and child will play and practice yoga while singing, exploring movement. Racha Maheshwari, instructor. Pre-register. •Read for the Record, 9 am-9 pm Sylvania Library Children to age 5 join us any time today to read "Thank You, Omu!" by Oge Mora, and help us set a world record! •Cricut for Advanced Users, 6-8 pm King Road Library Adults can learn to add them to your collection without spending a dime to expand your options in Cricut Design Space. Register


•Nov. 7, 12, 20

Bariatric Information Seminar, 6-8 pm ProMedica Health/Wellness Center 5700 Monroe St. Learn about the ProMedica Weight Loss Surgery Program and the benefits surgery. To register for more information, visit promedica. org/bariatric seminar or call 419-291-6777.

•Nov. 7, 21

Cricut for Advanced Users, 6-8 pm King Road Library Adults learn how to add them to your collection without spending a dime to expand options in Cricut Design Space.Register

•Nov. 8

Planning end of life wishes, 2-3 pm Kingston Residence 4125 King Road Josie Freeman, Advance Planning Professional, will walk guests through a easy, cost-effective plan of action to honor end of life wishes and provide comfort and helpful guidance.

•Make and Take, 1-3 pm All Good Things 6832 Convent Blvd. Make an origami wreath. $10. RSVP 419-824-3749. •Minecraft Meetup, 3:30-4:30 pm King Road Library Tweens join other Minecrafters to explore, build, battle, collaborate, and survive in exciting virtual worlds.

•Nov. 9

Repair Cafe, 9 am-1 pm Sylvania Area Family Services 5440 Marshall Instead of filling landfills with slightly broken and barely used items including clothing, bring them to the repair cafe for a free fix. •ÂMandala: Drawing on the Christ within me,Ê 10 am-Noon Regina Conference Center 6832 Convent Blvd. Presented by Sister Sharon Havelak, OSF. $20. Create a personal Mandala. No previous art experience necessary. Contact Sister Joan Jurski for reservations: or 419-824-3528. •What Owls Eat, 2-3 pm Sylvania Library Become an owl scientist as you discover what an owl eats, construct an owl wing and compare your vision to an owl's. •Game Day: International Games Week, 1-4 pm King Road Library Celebrate International Games Week by playing games of all kinds! Video games, board games, and over-sized games.

•Nov. 10

St. JohnÊs Jesuit open house, 12-3 pm 5901 Airport Hwy. Dr. Michael Gurian speaks at 2 pm about gender differentiated learning environments. Free. •Family Series, 1-3 pm Toledo Zoo Author Steven Savage, illustrator of ‘Polar Bear Morning will make a presentation.

Sylvania Branch Library Recurring Events 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania, Ohio

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Program Preschool Storytime Code IT Club Family Storytime Sit, Stay, Read Babytime Family Storytime Toddler Storytime Teen Gamers Guild Cricut Creations Library Playdate

Time 2-2:45 pm 4-5 pm 10-10:45 am 7-8 pm 10-10:30 am 11-11:30 am 10-10:30 am 3-5 pm 6:30-8 pm 10-10:45 am

King Road Branch Library Recurring Events 3900 King Rd., Sylvania, Ohio

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Program Family Storytime Babytime Toddler Storytime Code IT Jr. Homeschool Hour Let’s Talk! Storytime Playdate Code IT Club Sit, Stay, Read Minecraft Meetup

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Your Go-To Event: Epworth Arts/Crafts Bazaar

•Nov. 11

Helping Boys Thrive, 9 am-3 pm St. JohnÊs Jesuit 5901 Airport Hwy. Visit forschedule oftopics and to purchase online tickets. •Spaghetti Dinner, 5-7 pm Sylvania American Legion 3468 5580 Centennial Road 419-882-9080 A spaghetti dinner open to the public for $5 each . Veterans with proof of service eat free. •Veterans Day Celebration, 4 pm Franciscan Center Major Melanie L. Grosjean, 180th Logistics Readiness Squadron Commander at the Toledo Air National Guard Base is the speaker. Free and open to the public. •Toy Car Racing, 4-5 pm Sylvania Library Kids can zoom their toy cars on a race track, win prizes and have a wheelie good time. •Sylvania Book Group, 7-8 pm Sylvania Library Have an enjoyable time reading and discussing books! •Poetry Writing Group, 6:30-8:30 pm King Road Library Adults work with your fellow poets to craft your best poems. The group meets on the second Monday of the month. Register

•Nov. 12

First Thanksgiving, 10 am Olander Gorman PreK to K age children can join ECO Discovery! To learn about the first Thanksgiving and about the Pilgrims. Share a snack and take home a recipe for Thanksgiving. Pre-register.


Mary Kay Urbanski and Susan Trestan look over the glass art created by Gail Mirrow at the Epworth United Methodist Church annual arts and crafts bazaar.



ick off the holiday season with a local tradition. The annual Epworth Arts and Crafts Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 am to 4 pm in the expanded lobby at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 Central Ave. at Valley View, across from Wildwood Preserve Metropark. Get a jump start on holiday shopping as more than 60 artists and crafters, new and returning, will offer an array of gift options including jewelry, cards, books, photography, serving pieces, soaps and lotions, herbs, flowers, fused and blown glass, wooden toys and bird houses, holiday themed pieces, knitted and sewn items, clothing and accessories. Guests will have an opportunity to bid on

many unusual items during the silent auction. Featured items include gift cards for services and restaurants, dinners hosted by church members, and themed baskets with specialty items such as symphony tickets, books, “Authors Authors” tickets, an opportunity to throw the first pitch at a Mud Hens game, plus handcrafted items donated by event vendors. A coffee bar and bake sale with a large selection of handmade goodies and treats will also be open throughout the event. Admission to the event is free. For more information, visit This event is highlighted on the Guy in the 419 Live Show, available on Facebook or by visiting

Sylvania Rec District pioneers to be recognized and honored Tom Crothers and the late Jim Glase will be recognized for their contributions to the development of the recreation programs and facilities in Sylvania. A ceremony will be held Monday, Nov. 4 at 7 pm in Sylvania City Council chambers before the regular meeting. Plaques honoring the two men and their achievements have been made. The plaque for Glase will be placed at Veterans’ Memorial Field and reads: “Jim started and led the recreation programs in Sylvania Area Recreation Coalition. Athletic leagues and facilities under Jim’s direction laid the groundwork for the formation of the Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District. Thousands of Sylvania residents benefited from Jim’s role in the recreation community.” Glase had been the head football coach at the former Burnham High School from 1953 to 1960. He then became athletic director, first for Sylvania High School, then Northview, from 1976 until he retired in 1980. After his retirement, he served as the Sylvania Recreation director when it was under the umbrella of Sylvania Community Services in the early 1980s. He organized all of the athletic activities, which were primarily held at Memorial Field. Ken Katafias who followed Glase as head of the recreation program said, “Jim made it extremely comfortable for me to take over the job. He gave me the confidence to handle the job and helped make the transition seamless.” Crothers’ plaque will be installed at Tam-OShanter where he served as the first general manager of the facility. The plaque reads as follows: “In recognition of Tom’s dedication and commitment in the creation of the Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District, and as the first General Manager of Sylvania Tam-O-Shanter Sports, Tom’s tireless efforts brought Sylvania to the forefront in recreation through facility and

programming development.” Crothers served as Tam-O-Shanter’s first general manager from 1983 to 1994. During that time he oversaw the construction of the second ice arena. He also served as general manager of The Olander Park District from 1983 to 1992. He was instrumental in the development of the Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District after moving the Sylvania Recreational Program from Sylvania Community Services to the newly formed SAJRD. This recognition has been made possible by the city of Sylvania and Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District with support from Sylvania Township and Tam-O-Shanter. According to Mike McMahon, Sylvania Rec operations manager, “As members of the SAJRD board have been working on the current master plan over the last year, there has been a lot of discussion about the history and creation of recreation programs and services in Sylvania. During those talks , the names of two individuals continued to come up. Jim Glase and Tom Crothers were instrumental in laying the ground work for what is now known as the Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District.” He added, “As I interact with colleagues, in northwest Ohio and from all over the state, I am continually asked how it is that Sylvania has developed such outstanding recreation facilities and services. I always give credit to the community leaders who had the foresight to make recreation facilities and programs a focal point of this community. The Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District is a unique, but very efficient approach for delivering recreation services to the community. Jim and Tom deserve a lot of credit for their vision that has led to one of the most well respected recreation departments in the state.”

Jim Glase

Tom Crothers

Galleries present annual Athena exhibit Hudson Gallery and Fuller Art House will feature a joint exhibition Nov. 1 through Nov. 21. The galleries are located doors apart in historic downtown Sylvania. Showing in the galleries will be the annual Juried Exhibition of works by members of the Athena Art Society, one of the longest running women’s arts organizations in the country. The first joint exhibition of its kind in the greater Toledo area will feature works by local artists working in all media. The galleries will celebrate 116 years of women in the arts with award winning artists located in both galleries. Join in the opening night of this enlightening exhibition on Nov. 1 from 5:30 to 8 pm during the Red Bird Art Walk. Visit with the artists, enjoy refreshments served in both spaces, and explore downtown Sylvania. For more information contact Dani Fuller at Fuller Art House, 5679 Main St., 419-882-8349 or or Scott Hudson at Hudson Gallery, 5645 Main St., or 419-885-8381.

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Community leaders honored at Ray of Hope Awards Dinner

Ray of Hope honorees include L-R: Steve Swaggerty, Education; Sandy Husman and Mark Luetke, Community Service; Tim Harrington, Community Leader; Stephanie White, Public Service; Fred LeFebvre, Social Service; Greg Hafner accepting for Brian Yeager of Ace Hardware, Business & Industry; Sarah Best, Volunteer of the Year; Heather Beam of Capable Kids, Community Organization; Dr. Jill Heller, Arts & Science; and Nick Chryst, Youth Service.

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Greg Hafner, right, presents the award to Ace Hardware manager Brian Yeager who was unable to attend.

Joe Sweeny talks with Crystal Jordan at Ray of Hope held at the Pinnacle on Oct. 16.

City Council President Mary Westphal, left, and City Councilman Doug Haynam, right, congratulate Ray of Hope honorees Steve Swaggerty and Sandy Husman.

Bob Westphal, John Husman and Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough enjoy talking about the event.

Paul Jomatas is the entertaining pianist for the evening.

John and Sue Crandall share a table with Cathy and Dave Simko.

Harold and Carol Leupp join Candy and Bob Sturtz at the 17th annual Ray of Hope event held Oct. 16.

Shannon and Bill Sanford enjoy the grazing at the Pinnacle before the awards ceremony begins.

SAFS board member Dave Puckett and his wife Judi enjoy the evening.

Ray of Hope honoree Mark Luetke talks with Mike and Dawn Bonfiglio.

Giving thanks for community partners BY ERIKA BURI

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we at TOPS take this time to look at all the help we received from the community over the past year and make sure our partners know how much we appreciate them. The organizations and businesses we work with make it possible for TOPS to provide amazing programs to the community. With their help, these events get better every year! Spring kicks off our community event season with the Egg Hunt and Trout Derby. These oldies but goodies provide lots of opportunities for businesses to help us keep them fresh and fun. For this year’s Egg Hunt, Texas Roadhouse surprised us with 500 colored eggs stuffed with coupons and a Hershey Kiss to go along with other treats the kids received when they returned the eggs they’d collected at Olander Park. Our premier sponsor for our annual Trout Derby is Jann’s Netcraft. They make it possible for all our participants to go home with something to remember the event by, even if it isn’t a fish! This year they provided door prizes and T-shirts to our 600 young participants. We are looking forward to celebrating the event’s 30th anniversary with them in 2020! For those who caught a fish, Lowes provided one of their signature fivegallon blue buckets. A new addition to this year’s festivities was a bike raffle provided by Spoke Life Cycles. The two kiddos that went home with their new bikes couldn’t wait for the weather to warm up for their first ride. This summer’s updated band line-up for our Sunset Serenades Concert Series was made possible with a generous donation from Buckeye Broadband. Oakleaf Village

came through again providing popcorn and lemonade at every concert, helping to keep concert-goers refreshed during this summer’s steamy weather. The autumn season kicks off with what has become our biggest event: I Love Olander Day. This celebration would not be possible without the huge number of volunteers that pitch in that day! Big thanks to all those who took a few hours to make the event so successful for our 5,000 visitors! The very popular Duke Petting Farm and Book That DJ/I Got Framed donated a portion or all of their services that day, and Spoke Life Cycles held a second bike raffle, donating the proceeds to TOPS. The Halloween Hike is yet another event where we rely on our stalwart volunteers. Regardless of the weather, these folks help make a fun night of trick or treating for the 600-800 ghosts, ghoulies, princesses and superheroes parading around Olander Park. Meijer was joined by Michael Sarantou and The Home2Home Team as the main sponsors for this year’s event. Finally, we want to express our gratitude to our local partners who help us bring you fun and innovative programming throughout the year. This year we partnered with the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Oak Openings Chapter of Wild Ones, Keep Toledo-Lucas County Beautiful, Toledo Astronomical Association, and Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District. These partnerships create new ways to engage with your parks. Want to be part of the fun in 2020? Contact Erika at Join us in making Sylvania a great place to live, work AND play!

Senior Center Choir Sings About Town

Members of the Sylvania Senior Center Choir under the direction of Carole Monroe practice each Tuesday morning for their many performances about town.

Moose Family Center Parking Lot Repaved

Moose Board of Officers L-R: Ron Zemkowski, Inner Guard; Joe Stramel, Trustee, Doug Roemer, Trustee; Greg Muter, Governor; Steve Kiker, Junior Governor; Mike Struve, Trustee; Jeremy Hopkins, Outer Guard; Nick Giovannucci, Trustee; Tom Maliki, Sargent of Arms; and Brad Ledingham, Prelate, inspect the newly paved parking lot at the Moose Family Center. Buck Brothers Paving recently completed the job, which required four days to complete.

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What do you see as your role as library director?

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I see the role of the director as defining and affirming our organization’s culture and values. I dug into that work as a Deputy Director when I worked with a team of administrators to define our system’s values as part of our current strategic plan. TLCPL is truly a world-class library system, so it’s no surprise I work with a talented team of library leaders. It’s my job to affirm good decisions made by our leaders and empower our entire staff to lead from wherever they are. If we continue building an organization that is empathetic and accountable, our ability to provide excellent service to everyone in our community improves exponentially.

What innovations do you plan to initiate?

Jason Kucsma

What attracted you to the Toledo Lucas County Public Library? I was a regular TLCPL user when I lived here back in the early 2000s, and I’m extremely humbled by the opportunity to head up an organization that I experienced firsthand doing so much for so many people. I left town to get a graduate degree in library science with my girlfriend at the time (now my wife, Megan Plesea). I was working in New York City running a library member association when I got the call from our late director asking if I was interested in interviewing for the system’s Deputy Director position. Being a firsthand TLCPL customer and then seeing library systems around the country, I knew we had a gem here in TLCPL. It was a surprisingly easy decision to move back here for this once-in-a-

We have such a bright future ahead for us and our community at the Library. I have been thinking a lot lately about the role we serve in a region of makers, dreamers and doers. Our 20 locations are bustling with activity every hour of every day of the week, with people across age, racial, religious and cultural spectrums. In an era where such differences increasingly divide people, the Library is a shared space where people gather and linger, learn and explore, and make connections that strengthen the community. People have asked me what kind of big changes they can expect from the library under my leadership, and I feel a little chagrined when I have to say I don’t know right now. The public libraries, as an institution, have remained so vibrant and relevant to the communities they serve because they are rooted in tradition with the flexibility and foresight to adapt to the changing needs of a community. So change happens constantly and

gradually in the library, and people can expect to see the library continue to provide access to new technologies, promote a love of reading, and empower members of our community to be successful.

Tell us about your family and background.

I grew up in Willoughby (20 minutes east of Cleveland) and I did my undergrad and a master’s degree at Bowling Green State University. While working on that degree, I cofounded a nonprofit independent media organization (Allied Media Projects) and copublished an internationally distributed magazine (Clamor). My wife and I met after I moved those businesses to Toledo in the early 2000s, and we moved to Tucson together in 2006 to get our graduate degrees in Library Science. Then we moved to New York City where we both worked in non-traditional

library jobs — she as a digital asset manager for an image agency and I eventually heading a non-profit library association for libraries throughout the five boroughs. We moved back to the area in February 2015 with our twins (Audrey and Aaron), who just turned 5 this year. Megan is the Communications Coordinator at West Side Montessori, where they’re in kindergarten.

What would you like people to know about you?

I’ve done a lot of different things in my career to-date, but I was telling Megan some time within the last year, that in public libraries, I’ve found a calling that I want to do for a long time to come. Getting the nod from our Trustees to step in as Director is a privilege that allows me and my family to put down some roots here, and that’s pretty exciting.

ProMedica Childrens Hospital Benefit

Event Co-Chairs Lynn Guitteau and Laura Robinson attend the event benefiting the ProMedica Toledo Hospital's Generations Campaign.

Speakers Rhonda Long, Dr. Howard Stein and Auxiliary President Denise Benton visit at the event that will help with the expansion of Newborn Intensive Care Unit.

Lynn Masters and Kathy Lathrop attend the From the Heart event on Oct. 10 at Belmont Country Club presented by the ProMedica Toledo Hospital and Toledo Children's Hospital Auxiliary.

L-R: Michelle Pomeranz, Tracey Edwards, Lisa McGowan, Daryl Lycourt and Tina Schulze are among the 130 guests enjoying the outdoor patio, silent auction and Dining Around Town raffle. –by Mary Helen Darah

Jane Wurth prepares to serve guests in her home on Oct. 11 to celebrate the Toledo Area Humane Society’s new auxiliary.

Megan Kabour, Barbara Baumgartner, Brian Hazel-Bahrs and Traci Schwann visit at the TAHS Auxiliary Luncheon. –by Mary Helen Darah

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The wedding of Tracy Linenkugel and Matt Smith was held July 27 at the McIntyre in Monte, Mich. Bridesmaids were Tara Hanna, friend of the bride, Shelby Linenkugel and Madison Linenkugel, daughters of the bride, and Eliza Smith, daughter of the groom. Groomsmen, Jacob Linenkugel, son of the bride Justin Smith and Jared Smith, nephew of the groom, and Moheeb Jawan, nephew-in-law of the groom. On our honeymoon they visited Rome, Venice and Cortina where the groom and his curling team participated in the Margarita bonspiel.

Metropark volunteer honored

Penny Reder had a bench dedicated to her by the staff of Wildwood Metropark for her dedication as a Champion of Wildwood for more than 45 years. Penny Reder recalls moving to Foxcroft Road in 1974 and was asked by a new neighbor, Bill Roccia, if she and her husband would like to help pass a levy to buy the Stranahan property and make it a Metropark. “My husband Dick and I called people, folded fliers, circulated them in the neighborhood. When the levy passed, we all flocked to the estate to see the results of our efforts. Part of a

group called Citizens for Metroparks helped raise funds for the new park,” she noted. “After retiring from teaching, I volunteered as a docent and set up tables for teas. Pat Brunner asked me to serve as a representative to Citizens for Metroparks and I was elected president my third year. In 1998, CfM disbanded to form individual groups at each of the parks. Our group became Volunteers in Parks at Wildwood,” she offered. “I volunteered for a couple of years in the Cardinal Corner gift shop. When the park closed the shop in 1994, I became the chairman of the Christmas Café. The following year, we rented four craft tables and took in a nice amount of money renting the tables. We added more tables and the Café became quite popular. Our last year we cleared $3,000 renting tables and $2,000 selling food. For 20 years I secured the workers for the Café, until it was closed after Christmas 2015. As of that date, the VIP’s gave the Metroparks $88,271, used mostly for non-budgeted items such as GPS units, bicycles, binoculars, and new flags, whatever the parks needed or wanted. When Laura Palmer, the Collectible Committee chairman retired, I became chairman and secured presenters for many years until 2017, when I retired. Now, I walk the Brown trail almost every day, picking up trash, trip hazards and dog deposits, giving Purina Bacon Strips to all the dogs I meet. I have many two- and fourlegged friends who are delighted to see me coming!” Reder explained. “Wildwood is the most wonderful place to be, in any season, and it’s right here!”


The scents of fall are in the air with Joiful Creations Holy Trinity Greek Kitchen Food for the Holidays 740 N. Superior St., Toledo Everyone could use a little help in the kitchen during the holidays. Let the cooks at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church do the work and treat your guests, and yourself, to sweet and savory Greek foods. Trays of Baklava, Chocolate Baklava, Spanikopita (spinach pie) and Tiropites (cheese pies) are available to order and pick up. 24 pieces/tray. Baklava trays are $30 each and Spanikopita and Tiropites trays are $20 each. Orders are due by Friday, Nov. 15 and may be picked up at the Holy Trinity Community Center Nov. 22 - 24 between 11 am and 1 pm. Visit to place an order.

Hearty Nights at Fuller Art House 5679 Main St. Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Art lovers and the curious are invited to fill up on something hearty. Enjoy an evening of art conversation and a homemade meal. Leave full of new thoughts and friendships and a fuller heart too. $50 per person includes a handmade bowl or plate to take home. Call 419-882-8949 to register.

Sister GretchenÊs Halloween Bake Sale 6832 Convent Blvd. Regina Hall Conference Room Wednesday, Oct. 30 9:30 am - 3 pm The Sisters of St. Francis are cooking up sweets and baked goods for your little goblins.

SofoÊs Italian Market 5400 Monroe St. Wednesdays, 5 - 7 pm Sip on several wines while enjoying complimentary food samples of Sofo products and a fabulous Sofo family dish. Prices vary depending on wines offered.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center, 1225 Broadway St., Toledo Saturday, Nov. 2, 6 - 9 pm The center’s 23rd annual event celebrates the tradition of honoring loved ones with beautiful altars (ofrendas). Enjoy a dinner of Latin fusion dishes, appetizers and dessert while being entertained by Ballet Folklorico Imagenes Mexicanas and cultural music throughout the evening. A silent auction, cash bar, and vegetarian options are also available. Tickets are $50/person or $90/couple and can be purchased at

TASTINGS Wine by the Glass Pavilion Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe St., Toledo Nov. 8, 15, 22, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Sample wines and enjoy paired hors d’oeuvres. The Glass Pavilion provides couples or friends with a lovely atmosphere for sipping wine. Each week is a new theme. Tickets per event are $25 for museum members and $40 for nonmembers. Visit

Bottle Shop at MancyÊs Italian 5453 Monroe St. Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Weekly tasting event. Pours begin at $2. JosephÊs Beverage Center 4129 Talmadge Rd. Thursdays, 6 - 8 pm Enjoy a selection of wines for a nominal fee.

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Bradlie Simon, owner of Joiful Creations, displays her handmade candles, wax melts and room sprays at the Sylvania Fall Festival on Oct. 20.


Joiful Creations candles are handmade from 100 percent all-natural soy wax. “It’s With five children, ages 11 and under, the best wax you can get, other than Sylvanian Bradlie Simon was looking for beeswax,” remarked Simon. “It’s clean with something creative to do for herself while no added chemicals and no artificial also contributing to her family’s household coloring. I also use cotton wicks to reduce income. On Oct. 8, Simon celebrated the soot and carbon buildup,” she added. Simon’s one-year anniversary of her business Joiful candles are clean of toxins and chemicals, Creations, a home fragrance line that and the wax is allergen friendly. “When you includes candles, wax melts and room have five kids, four animals, and a husband sprays. “My husband and I decided that it with terrible allergies, it’s an enormous made more financial sense for me to stay difference in our home.” home with our kids as opposed to daycare,” Simon’s home is also where she pours all said Simon. her candles. “I make them in my kitchen Simon enjoyed making candles in the when the kids go to bed. I can make about 50 past, often selling them to her church and candles a night in four hours,” she family and friends. When she decided to mentioned. “When my husband comes launch her business, she created a new plan. home late, we’ll make candles together.” “I wanted to get the best supplies that I could Candle scents change with the season. get,” she explained. “I wanted to make the Simon is currently making fragrances that best quality product I could for the best coordinate with fall weather including Apple price, so it could benefit my family.” Cider Donut, Amish Harvest, Mandarin Cranberry, Pumpkin Caramel Swirl, MacIntosh Apple and Cozy Cabin. In mid-November, she will launch her winter line with new scents - Balsam Fir, Bayberry and Silver Oak and Spiced Eggnog. Simon’s candles are all created in a natural wax color, able to fit in with any home décor style, and come in a compact 9-ounce jar size. “They are tiny but mighty and burn 35-40 hours,” she said. Simon also makes wax melts and room and linen sprays which coordinate with the seasonal candle fragrances. Joiful Creations products can be ordered through Simon’s Facebook account, bradliesjoifulcreations. She will also be participating at the NorMa (North Main) Makers Market on Nov. 1 in the Carriage House at the Sylvania Historical Village and at Miracle on Main on Dec. 6 and 7 in downtown Sylvania. One year ago, Simon had no idea where her business would lead her, and she often dreams of opening a storefront one day. “I’m really thankful for being blessed with this opportunity. I have a Joiful Creations products are currently available in seasonal scents such as Apple sense of pride that I am contributing to the finances of my family and feel really Cider Donut, Mandarin Cranberry, good about putting good products out in Pumpkin Caramel Swirl, MacIntosh Apple, the environment.” Cozy Cabin and Amish Harvest.

Urbivors delivers produce straight to dorms and doors

Jason Gonring and Jacob Beakas, creators of Urbivors, display their vegetable drop-off shelf at the University of Toledo’s Parks Tower.


University of Toledo engineering students Jacob Beakas and Jason Gonring noticed over the years that there weren’t a lot of options for healthy food for students other than what was available in the school’s dining Jennifer Ruple hall. The students, both from Sylvania, began discussing ideas about how they could help improve access to fresh and local food for students and others living in urban environments. Already with a lot on their plates, Beakas is now a UT graduate and working full time as an engineer and Gonring is a full-time student, the two worked out a plan to create a start-up food delivery business. “The idea just made sense to us for this community,” said Beakas. In July, Beakas and Gonring transitioned from friends to business partners and launched Urbivors, an online marketplace and grocery delivery service. “Our name is a

play on words between urban and herbivores,” said Beakas. “Urban meaning we’re trying to improve access to fresh and local food in urban areas and herbivores are plant eating animals,” he explained. “We started our trial about two months ago where we would deliver to dorms, apartments and houses in a one- to two-mile radius of UT’s main campus,” said Beakas. The partners also coordinated a vegetable drop-off shelf located at UT’s Parks Tower where students can pick up their orders. Urbivors partners with local food sources to supply its products including Riehm Produce Farm, Eshleman Fruit Farm and Monnette's Market. “We pick up produce when our partner farmers are in town for farmers markets or CSA deliveries. We typically pick up in the evenings and deliver that same day,” said Beakas. With a successful trial under their belts, Urbivors has expanded its delivery service to residents in nearby communities including Old Orchard, Ottawa Hills, West Toledo, Sylvania and Bedford. “We’re pretty new and still learning about the logistics and day-to-

day challenges,” said Beakas. To order products from Urbivors, customers can shop from an online store and add items to their virtual carts. “Our ordering process is easy,” mentioned Beakas. “Customers can go to and visit our marketplace. There are individual items to order, and we have meal pack options. Customers can also select a delivery day,” he added. Currently Urbivors offers mostly produce but Beakas and Gonring are working with grocery stores to be able to provide more options for customers. On the website, there are items customers can order per piece such as bell peppers, red onions, jalapeno peppers and cabbage. Tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes and carrots can be ordered by the pound. Meal packs are also available and provide ingredients and a recipe card. For those living in dorm rooms, Urbivors created simple recipes that don’t require access to a full kitchen. “Our meal packs come with all the ingredients needed to make a really fresh dish or appetizer such as pico de gallo,” explained Beakas. Urbivors is also working on an event to teach students how to cook. “We want to give students better access to food as well as teach them skills so they can cook for themselves,” stated Beakas. “Our market is really anyone who is looking for an alternate way to get their groceries, eat healthily and use local products,” said Beakas. “There are plenty of people out there who want to eat healthier and don’t have means to get to local produce.”

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The 2019 Woodstock Ontario Canada Sister Cities delegation for Fall Festival weekend, including council appointed member Jay Pember and his wife; Sister Cities committee member Mike and Brenda Billham; city councilman Jerry Acchione and his wife Sarah; Business Improvement Manager Virginia Armstrong and her husband; Mayor Trevor Birtch and his four children; IT consultant Garrett Gaudet; and Sister Cities committee chairperson Loretta and Joe Walters join Sylvania Sister Cities committee members Ben Malczewski, Mike Lieber, Roz Carpenter, Austin Serna and Mark Luetke in front of the Sylvania Administration building. The two delegations spent Saturday afternoon, Oct. 19 at Wildwood Metropark. The group enjoyed Saturday evening at Shorty’s True American Roadhouse and participated in the Sunday Fall Festival activities and the parade.

Citizens graduate from Police Academy

The city of Sylvania hosted and graduated its annual Citizens Police Academy class. Front row L-R: Academy Commander Ptlm. Kevin Pooley, Nora Dillon, Maeve Dilon, Selena Smith, Kathi Witt, Susie Felver, Cayla McManus, Katie McManus, Capt. Doug Hubaker. Back row L-R: Mayor Craig Stough, Sgt. Stacy Pack, Jay Margolies, Paul Hem Jr., Jordan M. Skorich, Jacob Lindhurst, Chief Rick Schnoor (not pictured Nicolle Meyer) This years Top Gun winner was Paul Hem Jr. Academy students are provided with different law enforcement topics in both lecture and hands on, scenario based formats. Recruitment for the 2020 academy class has started already. Those interested in joining the academy class and are a city of Sylvania resident or work in the city, call the Community Affairs Office at 419-885 8900.


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Southview doughnut eaters Nick Harshman, Robbie McKinney, Dylan Morris, Luke Knuff and Zachery Harshman are victorious in the contest.

Northview team of Josh Henry, Jake Noe, Nate Conway, Ethan Knowles and Demetrius Rousos place second in the doughnut eating contest.

Woodstock’s Virginia Armstrong and Sylvania’s Austin Serna carry the banner for Sister Cities in the parade.

Mayor Craig Stough welcomes Woodstock, Ontario, Canada Mayor Trevor Birch to Sylvania.

Grand Marshals of the 2019 Fall Festival parade are Jim and Kim Cooper.

Southview principal Kasey Vens leads the Southview marching band in the parade.

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Evan, Madi and Zoey Wines stop by the Sylvania AdVantage trick or treat table.

The Johnsons make it a family day at the Sylvania Fall Festival L-R: Erin, Casey, Elizabeth, Jill and Larry.

Ian Davis looks good on the tractor in the children’s activity area.

Charlotte Eide is excited for the parade to begin

Tom Eisel and his daughter Natalie Morgan and her child Georgie and husband Nick, his son Jim Eisel, Patty and Chris Antoniones, Marissa and Justin Rex and children Theo, Aidan and Colleen, Jennifer Summers and children Audrey and Mason gather at Fall Festival.

Tehya Nickell, Janelle Ustian join Matt Simpson and Kevin Myers and his children Nick and Morgan in the Duroscher’s sponsor area to watch the parade after handing out candy to children ‘trick or treating.’

Emily and Mike Casey and their daughters Claire, Paige and Tess take part in the Fall Festival festivities.

Missy Shade and her daughter Macy and Wendy Staifer and daugher Saige find great bleacher seats for parade watching.




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Ribbon Cut to Open Venture Partners

SACIC November meeting showcases regional real estate market ERIKA BURI

Sylvania chamber welcoming committee members Bud Crosby, Katie Cappellini, Bill Sanford, Tara Mulligan, Lyndsey Stough, John Healey, Dr. Mary Gombash and Michelle Sprott join Craig Findley and Venture Visionary Partners team, Lindsey Rouser, Jackie LaScola, John O’Brien, Brian Funkhouser, Jamie Kaczmarski, Kristy Keller, Melissa Estrich, Robert Retzloff, Nicole Bellino and Lauren Douglas to cut the ribbon on Oct. 10 to open the new business.

How the Sylvania real estate market compares with that of Maumee, Perrysburg, and Oregon will be the focus for Mark Kruse, a well-known Toledo Realtor, at the luncheon meeting of the Sylvania Area Community Improvement Corporation (SACIC), on Nov. 13, at 11:45 am at the Flower Hospital Conference Room. For the past 30 years he has been a realtor in the Toledo area. He currently works with Danberry Company and has helped over 3,000 families move throughout his career. He’s been recognized as one of Toledo’s leading sales

agents every year since 1982. This expertise puts him in a unique position to discuss how the housing market has changed in our region and where it might be headed. SACIC Board meetings are open to SACIC members and lunch is provided. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Sylvania Area CIC membership information is available at or contact John Healey, SACIC Membership Committee Chair, at SACIC is a nonprofit organization representing a collaboration of business and government working to enhance balanced economic growth and the quality of life in the greater Sylvania area.

Danberry celebrates 25 years of giving with record-breaking fundraising

L to R: Lynn Fruth, Randy Oostra and Kevin Warren at the Danberry Treasure Chest fundraiser held Oct. 10. The Danberry Co., Realtors recently shared that if it weren’t for the funds granted to celebrated 25 years of giving back to children in him from the Danberry Treasure Chest, they need in northwest Ohio and southeast would not be able to afford the necessities of Michigan with a record-breaking effort. life and were at risk of losing their home. He “It all started with a community garage sale stated that every time he takes his son to the in the basement of the former Home Builders hospital, sometimes three times a week, he is Association offices on Talmadge Road when painfully reminded “if it can happen to their we raised $2,700 a quarter of a century ago,” family, it can happen to anyone at any given stated Lynn Fruth, CEO of The Danberry point.” The Danberry Treasure Chest funds Company. “The Danberry Treasure Chest has help provide a small relief to the unimaginable become the centerpiece of our company efforts pain these families are experiencing. to continuously give back to the community. The Treasure Chest event was held at the The Danberry family, consisting of over 350 Renaissance Hotel Oct. 10. The event sold out agents, staff and managers, comes together in weeks before with a record 600 people in support of this great cause. It is especially attendance. Local celebrity, Chrys Peterson, gratifying to help so many local families during emceed the event and ProMedica President a challenging time in their lives.” and CEO Randy Oostra gave a presentation on The annual Danberry Treasure Chest the impact of giving back to the community. Auction and Dinner Event is a charitable Danberry agents and local businesses donated evening aimed at raising money for families five live auction items and over 120 silent who have a child battling a serious illness. This auction items. Overall the event and other event has helped families pay for items such as efforts throughout the year raised more than car repairs, gas, utility payments, a rent or $163,000 which will be donated to the mortgage payment and, in the worst scenarios, ProMedica Children’s Hospital Foundation. funeral costs. The annual dinner raises funds, Danberry was recently recognized by two which are administered by the ProMedica national publications, REALTRENDS and Children’s Hospital Foundation. In the past 25 RISMedia Power Broker, as the area’s leader in years, the event has raised over $1.4 million sales. Danberry’s $736,502,794 in sales volume and has provided support to more than 1,000 and 4,384 transactions in 2018 ranked it 172nd local families. in transactions and 403rd in sales volume in Annually, the event spotlights one family The REALTRENDS Five Hundred. There are who has been personally impacted. This year’s an estimated 80,000 real estate companies in patient was a 16-year-old diagnosed with the country. Danberry has over 300 agents leukemia. His father took six months leave throughout seven offices in northwest Ohio from work to care for his critically ill son. He and southeast Michigan.


Growing Minds celebrates 25 years of educating children

through interactions, conversation and guidance. For example, as children explore making mud pies they calculate the amount of dirt, water, leaves, sand, etc., to make the mixture pliable. This becomes an exercise in math, and chemistry. It also becomes a social activity as they work together for a common goal, fostering cooperation, language, and social skills,” Salerno stated..

The eighth annual Truth At Work Conference featuring inspiring industry CEOs, relevant entertainment figures and thought leaders from around the country, is scheduled to be simulcast live in Toledo on Nov. 8. This event focuses on cultivating the faith of leaders in the marketplace – men and women hungry to grow and lead spiritually, professionally and personally – who are ready to make a difference in the world. A few of the speakers scheduled to appear at the half day conference include Jon Acuff (NY Times Best-selling Author), Megan Alexander (Inside Edition Correspondent), Frank Harrison (Chairman and CEO, Coca Cola Consolidated), Jeremiah Castille (Chaplain University Alabama football), Michael Scott (CEO, Pureflix Entertainment). Jim Lange, Truth At Work’s chapter president in the Toledo area, shared, “I have traveled great distances to see speakers who could make a difference in my life. So it is so exciting to me that an event with such highquality speakers can be brought to the Toledo area. This also gives the leaders of our

community the opportunity to connect with other like-minded influencers in our region.” Lange played basketball for the University of Toledo in the early 80’s and is the author of five books including “Bleedership: Biblical FirstAid for Leaders,” “Calming the Storm Within: How to Find Peace in this Chaotic World,” and “The Happy Wife Happy Life Deception: How to Stop Walking on Eggshells & Be the Man You Were Made to Be.” Ben Snyder, Senior Pastor at CedarCreek Church stated, “At we believe that as a leader gets better, everyone wins. That is why we are so invested in helping the leaders in our community to get better and it is why we are honored to work with Truth At Work and be a part of the 2019 Truth At Work conference.” The conference will be held from 8 am to 1 pm at CedarCreek Church’s West Toledo campus (the corner of Sylvania and Douglas). Because of generous sponsors, ticket price is up to the purchaser with a suggested price is $59. Purchase tickets and find more information at

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Children experience many different learning opportunities. For the past 25 years, Nancy Salerno and her staff have been operating Growing Minds Learning Center, 12244 Sylvania-Metamora Rd. in neighboring Berkey, Ohio. “My staff is mature and highly qualified,” Salerno reports. “In addition, our environment is loving and kind where every child is treated as a grandchild,” she adds. Salerno continued, “My staff and I believe in the importance of a good academic curriculum. However, our focus is not only on math, science, and reading. Equally as important is guiding children to be respectful, honest, and always display good manners. These simple but very important attributes are stressed at this school. In our program we teach by using ‘good conversations,’ ‘cooperation’ and ‘consideration for others’ while we encourage responding when spoken to, saying good morning, and good-bye, or have a nice day, and listening to one another. When children understand this is how we should behave then they are happy and excited about learning and

development need to be children. We are so quick to have them grow up that they miss the most precious time in their life, to play, explore and discover. There is nothing more satisfying than to see the joy and elation on children’s faces, as they giggle and laugh, when a grasshopper jumps on their arm. This isn’t to say that education isn’t important. Learning goes on between teachers and children

discovering the world. They now have the freedom to notice what is around them and a chance to discover, rather than reacting with their own impulses.” In addition, Growing Minds has an outside play area, which is a certified outdoor classroom. It is there that children make real connections and learning begins. “When children can understand what is around them, then things make sense to them. We help children make these connections. We are making it relevant to them,” Salerno said. Growing Minds is also certified through Dimensions through Arbor Day Foundation, and Ohio Soil and Water as a Growing Wild site, as well as National Habitat from the Wildlife Federation. “Our outside play yard is unique. There are no swings, slides or climbers. We rely on what nature provides. There is dirt, water, sand, insects, bugs, flowers, nature at its best for the children to explore in a safe environment. I think that children at this point in their

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Realtor celebrates 40 years of doing business Realtor Marcia Rubini has been offering her own personal touch to clients for the past 40 years. She said she turned 21 on Sept. 23, 1979, and became a licensed Realtor on Oct. 1. “I have always incorporated what I like to do for my clients,” she offered. “I love to bake so I take a plate of brownies to my sellers when I list their home or to my buyers when their offer to purchase a home has been accepted. I also bake pies and deliver them to my clients at Thanksgiving.” “My job is to promote homes for my sellers and to find the right home for my buyer clients,” she reflected. “Being a Realtor is more

than just listing and finding homes and bringing cookies to my clients, though. You have to listen carefully to your buyers and sellers. And, it’s about making sure I know the housing needs of each of my clients. When you buy a home, you are going to experience a lifestyle change. I like to think I help clients look at that new lifestyle and make sure they are comfortable with what that might mean. For sellers, I have learned through the years how to determine value properly and how to capture the positive aspects of each house I list so I can guide sellers on how best to position their home for a successful sale.”

Ameera Mediterranean Bistro opens in Southbriar Plaza

Nick Chamoun Is happy to tell clients the story of his grandmother Ameera whose recipes are the mainstay of the new restaurant. “A good, strong family is built on the foundation of pride, love and tradition. A quality dining establishment is built on those same principles along with attention to detail and exquisite cuisine. My grandmother, Ameera is the namesake for my new restaurant. Ameera, meaning princess, was the strength in our family. Now, I am able to pass on her Lebanese pride, her passion for excellence and her delicious recipes,” noted Nick Chamoun, owner of Ameera’s Mediterranean Bistro. The new eatery opened at 5127 S. Main St. in the Southbriar Plaza recently. “I have been in the restaurant business for a long time and I found I just couldn’t stay away from the business,” Chamoun reported. “I live in Sylvania and knew that this space was available. I was able to negotiate a lease with shopping center owner Dave Schmidt who was great to work with.” According to Chamoun, all new kitchen equipment has been added. Fresh paint, a new floor and ceiling along with a few other cosmetic changes present a fresh new look for the 80-seat eatery, creating the environment Chamoun wants to offer his patrons. A separate room is also available for parties. “Eat healthy, Live well,” is the motto for Ameera’s, reflecting the philosophy shared by both Chamoun, and his grandmother regarding food and nutrition. The menu offers a wide variety of Mediterranean foods including hummus, tabouli, falafel, Diwali, Kafta, shish kabobs, kibbie, chicken sambusek, baba ganouj, and much more. Chamoun also has a selection of pita pizzas, rolled pitas and salads. Gluten-free,

vegetarian and vegan icons help diners make menu choices. There is even an icon pointing out menu items that contain nuts. “I use only the highest quality ingredients and offer healthy menu items, many of which are gluten free. I also have many vegan and vegetarian items and can accommodate special dietary requests,” Chamoun stated. “I do truly believe that to eat healthy is to live well, as the tag line reads.” Chamoun, a Lebanese culinary school graduate, also trained in France. He has spent the last 19 years in the restaurant business, the past 10 as the owner of the Aladdin Restaurant near the Franklin Park Mall. The new restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm, and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.

Rubini credits her success and longevity to those personalized services she offers her clients and the fact that she is most transparent and very easily accessible. “So often I have been told by clients that I act as if they are my only clients,” she smiled. “Long ago, I realized that I had to work smarter not harder. But, as my grandmother often said, ‘the harder you work, the luckier you are.’ I tend to combine the two adages, and that works for me,” she affirmed. Rubini is also involved in the community, giving back both time and resources. She is involved with the Children’s Miracle Network, donating every year to her company, Re/MAX

Preferred’s annual Cinco De Mayo party that benefits CMN and helps out local children’s hospitals. She also donates a portion of her commissions to CMN as well. In 2014 she was named Toledo Regional Association of Realtors’ Citizen of the year. Rubini began her career at DiSalle Real Estate Co. working closely with company founder Dan DiSalle. “Dan was a wonderful mentor and teacher as well as being an allaround honorable man. He taught me so much about the business. In 2000, she joined John Mangas and Kathy Kuyoth in their newly formed Re/MAX Preferred where she continues to work.

Marcia Rubini first started in the real estate business in 1979 earning her license shortly after her 21st birthday.

Marcia Rubini is celebrating 40 years in the industry.


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Lions Take Pride in Sold-out Event

Good Grief Holds Community Breakfast

Carol Deindoerfer, Sheryl Favorite, Mary Miller and Jeff Miller enjoy the Good Grief seventh annual Community Breakfast held at the Pinnacle in Maumee on Oct. 17 to assist in providing a safe environment for kids to explore and express thoughts about their experience with death. –by Mary Kay Urbanski

KIA and SCAT Team Up

L-R: Tom Cole, family community outreach coordinator at Taylor Automotive, Taylor Automotive Family General Manager Steve Taylor, Liz Young, SCAT executive director, Maria Hoschak-Gagnon, Torri Doggett, Bill Geha, Mary Gombash, Deb Chany and Gilbert Hadden of the Taylor Automotive family, note that a portion of Oct. 17 car sales benefit SCAT. –by Mary Helen Darah

L-R: Sylvania Lions Club members, Carol Collins, co-chairman, John Kruszewski and Elli Niejadlik celebrate having a sold-out crowd at the Designer Purse BINGO.

Dana Imbrock selects a red Kate Spade purse after getting BINGO at the Designer Bingo event held on Oct. 17 at the Sylvania Elks Lodge.

Daniel Miller and Jim Collins, of the Sylvania Lions Club, prepare to call out numbers for guests to win designer purses including selections from Kate Spade, Dooney and Bourke, Coach and Michael Kors.

L-R: Sylvania Lions Club members Bill Niejadlik, Deb Chany and Troy Hendricks volunteer at the event benefitng the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio and Sylvania Lions Club, Inc. –by Mary Helen Darah

Trauma training held BY MARY HELEN DARAH

Trauma Training for the Sylvania Municipal Court staff, Probation Department, Prosecutor’s Office, and local police agencies was recently held on Oct. 24 at the Sylvania City Council Chambers. Christy Cole, Sylvania Municipal Court Magistrate, and Nita Messerschmidt, Sylvania Clerk of Courts, were the two forces behind having the program offered. “Christy and Nita were the motivators in getting the program implemented,” stated Sylvania Municipal Court Judge Michael Bonfiglio. “They saw the need after seeing the positive results and success of the training program offered by Lucas County. Our goal is to provide greater understanding and empathy to those who interact with victims of a traumatic event or violence.” The Trauma Training was presented by The Summit Victim Assistance Academy (SVAA). The SVAA is an Ohio nonprofit group that focuses their training on educating Court staff and law enforcement. The group utilizes the NOVA (National Organization for Victim Assistance) crisis intervention model to help serve those who have suffered a traumatic or violent incident. The Sylvania Municipal Court processes hundreds of domestic violence and violent crime cases annually. Judge Bonfiglio believes the program is an important component in helping victims. “Specialized training such as this is valuable because it enables Court staff and law enforcement to be better equipped to respond to the needs of these special victims and assist them as they navigate our court

system,” he stated. The Sylvania Municipal Court employs a full-time Victim’s Advocate, Erika Drake. Her role is to counsel victims as well as help them find emergency temporary housing, transportation to Court and to obtain protection orders. The Sylvania Municipal Court also offers a counseling program to address domestic violence. The program, held at the Court, is directed by James Petas, a licensed therapist with over 20 years of experience. The Sylvania Municipal Court Probation Department closely monitors offenders convicted of domestic violence or violent crime. Many of the offenders are required to receive assessment and treatment for drug, alcohol or mental health issues as well as parenting courses if children were present during the incident. The Trauma Training gave those in attendance a better understanding of how to address victims with greater compassion and understanding. Attendees learned skills and ways to create an environment of trust and respect to better serve those in need. Bonfiglio added, “As Judge, I handle numerous Domestic Violence cases each week. Domestic Violence is a serious issue that affects many of our citizens. In an effort to combat this issue, the Sylvania Municipal Court offers many resources to both victims and offenders to help individuals break the cycle of Domestic Violence. Additionally, I believe providing our staff with specialized training is important so that our Court Staff is better equipped to serve victims who have suffered great trauma and are navigating the criminal justice system for the first time.”


Magistrate joins Sylvania Court

Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism announces new name


The Sylvania Municipal Court hired its first full-time Magistrate on Oct. 1, 2019. Magistrate Christy Cole will assist Sylvania Municipal Court Judge Michael Bonfiglio in handling criminal and civil matters. The court averages a caseload of 16,000 to 18,000 cases annually. With a full-time Magistrate, the court will now be able to operate two courtrooms. This will expedite the processing of cases and provide improved case management to better serve the citizens who utilize the court. In Judge Bonfiglio’s first year on the bench, he made substantial progress in significantly reducing costs. In 2017, the cost to the city of Sylvania to operate the court was approximately $820,000. In 2018 the cost to the city was approximately $620,000, saving the cty of Sylvania over $200,000. The goal of the court is to use Magistrate Cole to make the court even more efficient, which will lead to further cost reductions. The hiring of Magistrate cole will also afford Judge Bonfiglio the opportunity to explore advancements in cost-saving paperless options, specialized dockets, and the establishment of a drug court. Before taking on her new role as Magistrate Cole had the distinction of being the first female Chief Prosecutor for the city of Sylvania. She served as Chief Prosecutor for two years and prior to that she served as Assistant Prosecutor for three years.

Christy Cole Magistrate Cole attended Adrian College. In the “apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” department, she is known as a team player like her father, sportscaster Tom Cole. The Magistrate was on the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Honor Roll as a varsity tennis player and team captain for her alma mater. She is a graduate of The University of Toledo College of Law and was a 2000 recipient of Alumni Scholarship. She is a member of the Toledo Bar Association, the Sylvania Rotary and she serves on the board for the Sylvania Community Action Team. The newly appointed Magistrate is excited to serve the city of Sylvania. “I am extremely grateful to Judge Bonfiglio for the opportunity to join his team and serve as his Magistrate. Judge Bonfiglio has always stood for fairness and executing the rule of law to keep our community safe. I’m excited to be part of the initiatives he is leading to move our court forward.” she stated. .

Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism, a Toledo-based nonprofit agency working to enrich the lives of those affected by autism, has changed its name to Avenues for Autism. The new name better reflects the organization’s expanding efforts to guide individuals and families affected by autism along life’s many pathways. As it has since it began as Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism, Avenues for Autism works within the autism provider community to identify and fill gaps in services. While many people associate the organization with raising funds for—and fostering collaboration among—autism service providers, Avenues is also instrumental in launching new programs. “Until now, the community has largely known us as a supportive organization,” said Renee Palacios, Avenues for Autism’s Executive Director. “Many people know that we raise and distribute money and help other nonprofits assess needs. However, few are aware that we also begin new evidence-based programs that meet critical needs within Northwest Ohio.” One recent startup example is Venture Bound, a program that assists students with cognitive or social challenges in transitioning from high school to work. By helping participants acquire relevant job skills and experience—and by empowering them with self-awareness and respect—Venture Bound prepares young people for successful and sustainable employment. What began as a collaboration between Avenues and

Bittersweet Inc., now fills a critical need in the community. “Avenues for Autism was actively involved in designing Venture Bound’s curriculum, training and assessment methodologies, and coursework,” said Kelly Elton, Executive Director of Venture Bound. “Now operating in four schools, it is a signature program under the Avenues umbrella.” Program creation is a continuing and evolving role for Avenues. Other past initiatives have increased the number of licensed Board Certified Behavior Analysts in Toledo, instituted early intensive intervention programs, and established a peer mentoring program. “As it happens, we have always created new avenues for families affected by autism,” said Palacios. “Now our name encompasses all the work we have done and continue to do.”

What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of tread? Or with torn clothing? Toss it? No way! Toledo Repair Cafe is hosting a Repair Café at the Sylvania Area Family Services on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 am to 1 pm. At the Sylvania Area Family Services, 5440 Marshall Rd., volunteer repair experts will be available to help make all possible repairs, free of charge. Tools and materials will also be on hand. People visiting the Repair Café can bring along their broken items from home. Toasters, lamps, hair dryers, clothes, bikes, toys, crockery ... anything that is broken is welcome and can more than likely be repaired. The Repair Café specialists almost always have the know-how. By promoting repairs, the Toledo Repair Cafe wants to help reduce mountains of waste. According to repair volunteer, Gary Batts, “We throw away piles of stuff in the United States. Even things which practically have nothing wrong with them, and which could easily be used again after a simple repair. Unfortunately, many people have forgotten that they can have things repaired. Repair Café wants to change all that.”

Repair Café is also meant to put neighbors in touch with each other in a new way and to discover that a lot of know-how and practical skills can be found close to home. Repairman John Krochmalny said, “If you repair a bike, a CD player or a pair of trousers together with a previously unfamiliar neighbor, you look at that person in a different light the next time you run into them on the street. Jointly making repairs can lead to pleasant contacts in the neighborhood.” Batts pointed out that repairs can save money and resources and can help minimize CO2 emissions, “But above all, Repair Café just wants to show how much fun repairing things can be, and how easy it often is.”

The Recognition Factor

Its new identity will also provide Avenues with higher name recognition, Palacios explained. “The name Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism is a bit of a mouthful. The tendency was to abbreviate it to GLCA, which often caused more confusion than convenience. What’s more, ‘Great Lakes’ implies a more farreaching geographic region than the Northwest Ohio area we serve.” Along with its name change, Avenues has also updated its logo and website and its website address,

Toledo Repair Cafe at Sylvania Area Family Services

Repair Café Foundation

The Repair Café concept arose in the Netherlands, in 2009, and was formulated by Martine Postma, at the time an Amsterdambases journalist/publicist. In 2010, she started the Repair Café Foundation. This foundation provides support to local groups around the world wishing to start their own Repair Café. The foundation also supports the Repair Café in Toledo.

New pantry planned for personal product needs


Lutheran Social Services of NW Ohio and Luther Home of Mercy are proud to partner on a new Personal Needs Pantry in Sylvania located in the Advent Lutheran Center on McCord Rd. Lutheran Social Services of NW Ohio operates two other personal needs pantries located at Grace Lutheran Church in west Toledo and St. John’s Lutheran Church in east Toledo. The new location, in the Advent Lutheran Center will be facilitated by Lutheran Home of Mercy’s day programs clients with developmental disabilities. “This pantry will give the day hab clients the opportunity to be involved in shopping and packing the personal needs items for

clients who will come to the pantry. It’s exciting to have found an ongoing meaningful activity where the day hab clients are giving of themselves to others who are in need.” said Joyce Willier, LSS Pantry coordinator. The pantry will be open on Fridays, from 10 am-12 pm, beginning Nov. 8 and is by appointment only. Those seeking assistance can call 419-243-9178 and ask for the personal needs pantry. Zip codes served will be Sylvania and west Toledo. The pantry will serve forty households a month. The public is invited to donate items to the pantry by calling Denise Hennan at 419-8823701 to arrange drop off and coordination.

They did the Bash, they did the Monster Bash ... at Imagination Station

Beth and Dan Carr enjoy the event that included a silent auction, raffles, strolling science demos and music from Disco Inferno.

Claudia Newton bravely tries on one of the specialty drinks at the event that included the Extreme Flair Bartenders.

Tiffany Scott of Mayberry Ice Cream serves guests as one of the many food offerings available at the event.

Superintendent of Ottawa Hills School District Adam Fineske visits with Northview High School teacher Helena Darah at the Imagination Station event.

Tabatha Bowling and Justin Stamper get into the groove to help bring interactive science education to the community.

Karen Jarosz and Mike Bell are ready to mix and mingle at the BASH held on Oct. 12. –by Mary Helen Darah


Toledo Memorial Park and Girl Scouts host Trunk or Treat

Jordan and Maci and Kylie Nemeth are happy to receive candy from the Toledo Memorial Park group, Jeff Clegg, Tana Ohneck and Gina Wells.

Member of Girl Scout Troop 10021, ‘sandwich shopkeeper’ Kaylee Buschmann and the ‘sandwich,’ Lacey Koepfer, Scarlet Holton, Olivia Beiswenger, Aubry Woody and Aven Woody pass out candy to those attending the trunk or treat.


Noah Errington and Carter, Logan and Luke Nietrzeba dress for the occasion.

Chloe Geha, Rachel Bair, Lauren Bair, Caroline Geha, Charlotte Geha and Charlene Crowe have fun trunk or treating!

Girl Scouts Lane Allen, Leila Wenninger and Hannah Zaborski entertain as they pass out candy from their vehicle ‘trunk.’

Bella Hoover and Kennedy Connell Sam Cornell stop by the Superior Credit Union trunk to gather treats.



November 1 - November 19, 2019 • Vol. 24, No. 14 •

State Farm and ProMedica team up to emphasize the importance of National Teen Safe Drivers Week ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital, State Farm Insurance and Impact Teen Drivers came together to recognize National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 19 to 25, and challenge everyone to help stop the number one killer of teens in the U.S.—preventable car crashes. This is the fifth year the organizations have worked together using evidence-based education to improve teens’ attitudes and behaviors about safe driving. Nearly 4,000 teens die annually from car crashes—that is 11 teens dying every single day. Three-fourths of these crashes do not involve drugs and alcohol, meaning that the vast majority have to do with reckless and distracted driving. This event was designed to empower young people to make choices that keep them safe behind the wheel, while

reminding parents that they are the number one influencer of their teens’ driving attitudes and behaviors. The importance of parents demonstrating proper seatbelt use “every ride every time” and enforcing the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws, which are in place to make roadways safer for everyone, were emphasized. “Cars are being built with more and more safety features, roadways are being designed to be safer, but the one thing missing is the commitment from all Ohioans to choosing a safe ride by buckling up, putting away the distractions, and choosing to follow the laws that are in place to keep drivers safe,” said Michael Smith, Injury Prevention Specialist at ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital. Brock Dietrich lost his daughter, Sydnee, to distracted driving. “I have to live every

day with the loss of my daughter, and the knowledge that I didn’t always set the example that I meant to. It is critical that you be the driver you want your child to be,” said Dietrich. “Young drivers just developing their driving habits are key to changing the driving culture to one that is safe. Parents are the number one influencer of teens’ driving attitudes and behaviors.” In Lucas County, numbers of distracted driving related deaths have improved. The number of teen drivers that lost their lives in Lucas County decreased from four in 2014 to one in 2018 (ages 15-19). The proportion of teen drivers involved in Lucas County crashes has decreased from 6.1 percent in 2014 to 4.9 percent in 2018. The number of teen drivers involved in crashes has decreased while the total number of people

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Millennium Villages Project Bus visits Notre Dame Academy The Millennium Villages Project bus, with displays designed to spark conversations about eradicating extreme poverty around the globe, made a stop at Notre Dame Academy on Oct. 14 as part of its nationwide tour of U.S. high schools. The goals of the visits were to dismantle stereotyping as well as to inspire NDA social studies students to reflect on the role of communities in sustainable development and how they can eradicate extreme poverty. The bus contains an exhibit about the Millennium Villages Project, a rural development project that took place in subSaharan Africa from 2005-2015. The exhibit began with an examination of human rights then described how the project used a holistic, community-led approach to target and address community healthcare, education, agriculture and business development needs. Sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame (SND), Notre Dame Academy practices the educational principles of the Sisters, including UA L

providing a moral education to develop an integrated spirituality for global citizenship.

Testing information

NDA invites prospective high school students to the following events where they can learn more about testing practices, awards, and scholarship information. Wednesday, Nov. 13 and 20, 6-8 pm, free High School Placement Testing Experience Part I & II for 8th Graders. Learn tips and techniques to get comfortable with the HSPT. RSVP is required at On Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 am-noon, High School Placement Test/Parents Coffee & Questions (8 - 9 am). The HSPT is required for 8th graders wishing to enter Notre Dame Academy in the fall of 2020. Honors Scholarships are based on HSPT scores. RSVP is required at Apply to Notre Dame Academy online at, during the open house or visit NDA to receive an admission packet.

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On Nov. 10 and 11, the Helping Boys Thrive Summit will come to Toledo to address the state of boys in northwest Ohio. Hosted by St. John’s Jesuit, the HBTS will take a closer look at common issues boys face including: A crisis in education: Worldwide, boys are 50 percent less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in reading, math, and science. A crisis of mental health: ADHD is on the rise. And as boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women. A crisis of fathering: Boys are growing up with less-involved fathers and are more likely to drop out of school, drink, struggle with drug addiction, become delinquent, and end up in prison. A crisis of purpose: Boys’ old sense of purpose—being a warrior, a leader, or a sole breadwinner—are fading. Many bright boys are experiencing a “purpose void,” feeling alienated, withdrawn, and addicted to immediate gratification. Dr. Michael Gurian, one of the most prominent advocates for understanding the minds of boys will present a free preview presentation from 3 to 4 pm at St. John’s Jesuit

on Nov. 10. Gurian, co-founder of the Gurian Institute and New York Times bestselling author of “The Wonder of Boys,” “Boys and Girls Learn Differently,” “Saving Our Sons,” and “Leadership and the Sexes” will tackle social and cultural issues facing our sons. Several others will join Dr. Gurian on Nov. 11 including: Tim Wright, an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, founder of Tim Wright Ministries, and co-host of “The Wondering of Parenting” podcast will speak on shaping the spirit of boys. Derek Lee, Clinical Director of Perrysburg Counseling Services LLC will explore parenting boys in a digital world. Alycia Wright, a Gurian certified Trainer will address protecting our sons against media images and unrealistic, harmful stereotypes. Gender differentiated learning will be presented by Gurian-trained teachers at St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy. On Nov. 11, the Helping Boys Thrive Summit will take place from 9 am to 3 pm. Early bird tickets are $25 until Nov. 1 and $35 thereafter and may be purchased online at

Lucas County Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West will present “Taking the Sting out of Behavior” with presenter Kelly Buerger on Nov. 13, from 6 to 8 pm at 2275 Collingwood Blvd., conference room 3. Parents of children with disabilities and professionals are invited to register for this free training by emailing Wendy Smenner at or call 419214-3066. The training is designed for parents and will address the types of inappropriate behavior, the methods they can use in

working with behavioral challenges, and some techniques that may assist the child in developing the appropriate skills necessary to self-regulate behavior. Participants will learn how to work with children to eliminate inappropriate behaviors and how to teach children skills necessary to self-monitor their actions. The difference between punishment and discipline will be discussed. Various types of behaviors and the techniques and methods for working with these behaviors will be presented.

On Sunday, Nov. 10, Notre Dame Academy will hold an open house on the Notre Dame Academy Campus, 3535 W. Sylvania Ave., from 11 am to 2 pm. Voted Best of Toledo’s Best High School and Best Private School two times in a row, NDA is the only school in northwest Ohio that offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. NDA also offers the most ways to earn college credit in high school through IB, Advanced Placement, and College Credit Plus. Enjoy a private campus tour led by parents, students, and alumnae and meet

NDA teachers and administrators as well as learn about the student-centered schedule, SportsLeader ministry, and view the new makerspace and resource center. Students will present theatre, speech and debate, as well as other fine art talents. Attendees will learn more about Notre Dame’s spiritual retreats, local and international service trips and the over 30 clubs that NDA has to offer. Finally, guests will get to meet IZZY, the Eagle, athletes and coaches and see why the NDA Eagles have been All-Sports Champions for 16 years in a row.

Parent training for behavioral issues set

Notre Dame Academy plans open house

NOSF Scholarship Winners


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Southview Honored Musicians

The Cougar honored musician is junior Tyler Thompson. He is the current concertmaster of the Southview Concert Strings and has been playing the violin since sixth grade at Timberstone. As concertmaster, he is in charge of running sections for the first violin section and leading the orchestra through tuning and rehearsal procedures. Over the last four years, he has volunteered to help with numerous fundraisers and junior high concerts. He has shown a consistent willingness to help his director, Megan Fitzpatrick. She describes Tyler as a ‘go-to player. He is a musician that absorbs knowledge easily and his playing reflects that.’ Outside of orchestra, he has been extremely successful as a leader in Southview Mock Trial. He gives this advice to young orchestra musicians, ‘Even if it gets frustrating, it will get easier as time goes on and you’ll have a ton of fun experiences along the way.’

Sophomore Solim Kim has been an involved and talented member in the Southview Band for two years. She has demonstrated leadership and great musicianship throughout her time at Southview. She has marched in the Southview Marching Band for two years and was placed in the Symphonic Ensemble for the concert season her freshman year. She has been a member of the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Philharmonic and Symphonic ensemble and OMEA District 1 Honors Band and has performed successfully in numerous OMEA District 1 Honors festivals, OMEA Regional Orchestras and OMEA All State Bands throughout her time at Southview. She is also involved in Southview ladies tennis, lacrosse, speech and debate, Tri-M music society and the Southview Pit Orchestra. She is the daughter of Hyunseung and Josh Kim.

Aurora Shive and Madison Branam, with Aurora's mom, work on creating a superhero comic strip at the Sylvan literacy event.

The first grade team of Sarah Jacobs, Sarah Proudfoot and Emily Pasch use super hero words to join in the fun.

Aiden Monroe and his mom enjoy a superhero story together.

First grader Brynn Scovell and her brother Conner save the city by swatting the sight words.

NV Musician

Kaitlynn Owens has been an important member of the Wildcat Marching Band all four years of high school. With her strong musical skills she helps as a leader and strong player in the drumline of the Wildcat Marching Band and concert band programs. In addition to her calm and dedicated approach and being prepared with her own music, she is often seen leading and helping younger students in her section to improve their skills. Kaitlynn has been a member of the Wind Ensemble, Pit Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Band and has participated in OMEA festival events and Solo & Ensemble. Kaitlynn is also actively involved in National Honors Society. Kaitlynn is the daughter of Heather and Bruce Owens.

SV Career Tech Student

Alexa Groombridge is the Southview Agriculture student of the week. Alexa is a senior horticulture student and FFA President. This is her 4th year in FFA and she has participated in many activities and Career Development Events including Landscape and Floriculture. Alexa is employed at Beautiful Blooms by Jen in downtown Sylvania. After graduation Alexa plans on furthering her education in Greenhouse Production by attending The Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster, Ohio.


Super Hero Literacy Night Held at Sylvan


Former swimming rivals team up to teach youngsters

Susan Gibney and Kris Mollenberg now teach at SafeSplash + Swim Labs in Holland.

As former competitive swimmers, Susan Gibney and Kris Mollenberg, both of Sylvania, remember living life in the fast lane. These days, the two can be found at SafeSplash + SwimLabs Swim School - Holland enjoying a much slower pace, teaching toddlers and school-age kids to swim. Gibney, a 1980 graduate of Sylvania Northview High School, and Mollenberg, a 1981 graduate of Sylvania Southview High School, used to swim side-byside at the Northview Natatorium. Who would have guessed that the two would meet up 40 years later for one goal... to share their knowledge of swimming with youngsters. The two former swim captains teach together during morning hours and can be overheard reminiscing about twice-a-day workouts, bus rides to away meets and being coached by legendary swim coach Butch Graves, also of Sylvania. "We were rivals back then but practiced at the same time," Susan said of Kris, who is a longtime coach of Southview and Sylvania Tsunami (and this year coaching Northview

Swimming, too). "I love being back in the water with Kris - he's one of the best swim coaches in the state, and it's fun that he teaches beginning swimmers, too. The kids call him Santa Claus!" Kris was equally complimentary of Susan, and said he enjoys comparing notes about their high school swimming days. “We are both longtime swim instructors and are no longer rivals – we now give our talents to a pool full of kids.” SafeSplash owner Chris Peters said he is thankful to have the duo on staff. “It is really special to have these two seasoned and knowledgeable instructors with us. They can teach a wide range of classes and are incredibly good with kids. It’s definitely a huge plus for our swim school.” SafeSplash + SwimLabs, located in the Spring Meadows Shopping Center in Holland, accommodates swimmers of all ages and abilities. The new swim school covers every topic from basic safety to elite racing techniques. —by Susan Gibney, Freelance Writer

Football reflections... BY TOM COLE

Former Southview swimmer Kris Mollenberg was known for his powerful entries into the pool.

Former Northview swimmer Susan (Grycza) Gibney gets ready to dive off the blocks at a meet in 1980.

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Most football fans are great, whether we are talking about high school, college or pro. Most football fans understand that football is a game. It is not War. It is not Life and Death. It is not Nuclear Proliferation. Football on Friday, Saturday and Sunday should be enjoyable. It is a form of competition and entertainment. It is a game that teaches hard work, dedication and team work and stick-to-itivness. But there are some fans that just don't get it. They spend their Friday nights yelling unkind things to men wearing striped shirts and white pants. The refs in high school sports do a tremendous job. They don't have five replay cameras to look at. They just make the call. The pay they receive is not much. By the time they gas their cars and get something to eat after the game they are in a negative pay situation. Without these guardians of the game there is no game. We should respect all our high school refs.

Michigan-Penn State

On Saturday night, Oct. 19, there was a tremendous college football game between Michigan and Penn State. In a sold out stadium, Michigan fell behind early, 21-7. The Michigan quarterback Patterson did a tremendous job bringing his team back. With the score 28-21 Patterson had moved his team down field for two touchdowns and now at the very end of the game marched his Michigan team down the field to try to tie the game up

and put it in overtime. On fourth and goal the Michigan QB threw a perfect pass to one of his outstanding receivers, and he dropped the ball. Game over. It was an incredible college football game played by tremendous players on both sides. Then I see on social media comments that were really ridiculous about the Michigan performance. The Michigan kids played their hearts out. Penn State did the same. It was truly a great college game. Fans need to remember that college football players are still kids playing a game, many of them 18 to 20 years of age. The vast majority of these young men will never earn a living playing pro football. They really are kids playing a game.

Pro Fans

Now as a fan, if you go to a pro game and you want to yell and scream at players I guess you can. The best QB in the history of the Detroit Lions, Bobby Layne, won three world championships with the Lions. He used to get booed a lot He used to say “the fans pay for a ticket and I get paid to play. They can boo as much as they want.......They pay me well.” I do think it is important that fans keep in mind the difference between young kids playing a game they love and professionals playing a game that they get paid very very well to play. Tom Cole is the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Taylor Automotive Family and teaches broadcasting at Saint John’s Jesuit amd Adrian College.

Southview Honored Athletes

Athletes named to Hall of Fame

The 12th annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 at

NV Athletes

Jessica Fisher led the Lady Cougars golf team to a third place team finish in the NLL Championship this season. She placed 7th overall at the NLL Tournament at Eagles’ Landing, which qualified her for 2nd team All NLL Honors. Head coach Matt Fojtik commented, “Jessica is our senior captain and plays in the #1 position for the girls golf team. She has earned 2nd team honors in the NLL and NWOGGL. She will also be an All-Ohio Academic recipient. Jessica is always positive in her efforts on and off the course. Her honesty, integrity, dedication and sportsmanship shine bright each and every match.” Jessica is a member of the National Honor Society, the Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy and the Tri-M Music Society. Jessica plays the oboe and flute and is in the Southview Marching Band. She is also a member of the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestra and is currently interning with the Toledo Symphony. Jessica has a 4.2 GPA.

Cross-country runner Eddie Ragusitu is in his third season running for the Cougars. In every race this season, Eddie has consistently run up to 90 seconds faster than last season. He has proven to be a strong runner and even a stronger leader. He is always working hard to put his team in the best possible situation at both practice and on the course. Head coach Theresa Mariea commented, “Being a new coach you never know what to expect from the upperclassmen. Eddie has gone above and beyond to embrace the new program and lead his team by example. He is tough minded, hard working, and always positive. I look forward to watching Eddie's improvement and his success throughout his senior year." Eddie runs the 1600m for the Cougar track team. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Skills USA and carries a 4.1 GPA.

Senior Captain, Kiki Confer has been a member of the LadyKat Golf Program all four years earning a varsity letter three of those years. She earned Second Team all NLL for the entire season and earned First team at the NLL Championships at Eagles Landing. Kiki’s 9-hole average was 45.6 with a season low 40 against crosstown rival Southview. Kiki’s 18-hole season low was at White Pines where she scored 88. Kiki was also medalist for three matches this season, twice at Whiteford Valley and once at Valleywood. She is also a member of Project Unify.

noon at Sylvania Country Club. Ten individuals from Burnham High School, Sylvania High School and Sylvania Northview High school will be recognized. The inductees will also be introduced at the Northview-Southview football game on Friday night, Nov. 1. The 2019 Inductees are: Tom Gilooley Long time golf coach at Burnham and Sylvania High School (Posthumously) Wilfried Hillebrandt - Burnham class of 1957 Wrestling. He also wrestled at University of Michigan; Donnie Taylor Sylvania High School class of 1968. Wrestling. (Posthumously); Rick Massie - Sylvania High School class of 1970, Tennis; Dan Hartnett - Northview class of 1984, Basketball and Baseball; Eric Steaple - Northview class of 1989, Basketball. Eric also played at BGSU for four years. Kara Jones Crohn - Northview class of 1991, Swimming. She also swam at Vanderbilt for four years; Danny Creech - Southview class of 1990, Soccer; Glen Gillespie - Long time athletic director at Southview; Jim Mayzes Long time successful football coach at Southview; Jeff Bunker - Southview - will receive the Jim Glase Award given for years of volunteering.


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Timberstone volleyball supports Komen

The Timberstone-McCord Volleyball game on Oct. 7 is a ‘pink-out’ with Susan G. Komen of Northwest Ohio the winner, receiving $1,032.75 from money raised. Melanie Kyle, Volleyball parent, organized the sale of the Timberstone pink t-shirts, which students and parents supported the event in. Coss-town rivals, the McCord Titans, wore pink uniforms for the game, as well.

Timberstone student athletes decorated the school’s spirit rock.




In the last article we talked about Lot No. 1 of Printups Subdivision, which was the original farmhouse on all the surrounding property. This next house is on Lot No. 2 of this subdivision, and county records say that it was constructed in 1912. The parcel was transferred to E.B. Printup in 1912. His full name was Emmons Bliss Printup, the son of John and Caroline Printup, who owned the house to the east, and for whom the subdivision was named.. Here are the recorded owners of this property: 1883 – John and Caroline (Carrie) L. Printup 1912 – E.B. Printup 1923 – Joseph Hittler 1924 – Ella Hinderleiter 1936 – Earl Hinderleiter, Ethel Oppelt and Noel Hinderleiter 1936 – Elwood and Eva D. Randall 1941 – Morris and Laura Muntz 1948 – Paul E. and Martha C. Lentz 1962 – Howard E. and Carrie K. Smith 1978 – Carrie K. Smith 1979 – Laurence F. Slevin, Jr. 1995 – James M. Irons (land contract was satisfied) Although county records say this duplex was constructed in 1912, a building permit issued on Nov, 13, 1924 granted Mrs. Ella Hinderleiter permission to construct a “new” double house dwelling on Lot No. 2 in Printup Subdivision. The builder was listed as F. W. Hamlin of Sylvania. The exterior walls were to be of hollow glaze tile and the estimated cost of construction was listed at $6,500. So which date is accurate? Is it 107 years old or 95 years old? The 1920 census does not list the residents by address, so I am unable to determine if anyone was living at this address. Ella Howe was married to Henry Hinderleiter in 1883. Henry died in 1916 and was buried in Ravine Cemetery in Sylvania. By 1924, according to the building permit, Ella had this duplex constructed and lived here until she died in 1936. In the 1930 census Ella Hinderleiter was living at 6710 Erie Street, listed as the owner, 68 years old, widowed, employment – none, and living with her, listed as lodgers, were

Earl Stiffler – 24 years old – assistant chemist at a cement plant; and Nicholas Poulos – 39 years old – manager of a confectionary. Living at 6712 Erie Street was Ethel Oppelt – widowed – 42 years old – renting – agent for railroad. Listed living with her was Marguerite Piere – daughter – 27 years old – married – manager of a restaurant; and Willard Crockett – lodger – 24 years old – single – shader – paint shop. When Ella died in 1936 this duplex transferred to her adult children who sold it that same year to Elwood and Eva D. Randall. They did not live here and rented both units out. In the 1940 census Fred and Dorothy Clampitt were renting 6710 Erie St, and Douglas and Helen Wood and children, Robert, Ruth, Donald and Richard, were renting 6712 Erie St. In 1941 the duplex sold to Morris and Laura Muntz. They were living down the street on Erie Street, so they must have rented both units out. They sold to Paul and Martha Lentz in 1948. He owned a drug store in downtown Sylvania called Lentz & Sturn Drug Company, from 1945 to 1952, and while living here he was a member of the Sylvania Township Volunteer Fire Department. His son Paul Lentz, Jr. was also active with the fire department and served as secretary of their volunteer organization for many years. In 1955 while Paul and Martha Lentz owned the building, Paul Lentz, Jr. was issued a building permit, which said that the dwelling was now a two family, and the request was to install a stairway on the rear and convert the upstairs into two apartments. The first available suburban directory was in 1957 and 6710 Erie St. is listed as occupied by Walter C. Frank, painter; and 6712 Erie St. was owned and occupied by Paul E. Lentz. The 1958 directory shows the same occupants. Paul Lentz, Jr. appears to be living here while his parents owned the duplex, and renting out the other units. Paul and Martha Lentz sold the duplex in 1962 to Howard and Carrie Smith and they appear to have rented out four units, according to the 1963 suburban directory. The list of renters over the years is just too long to include here.

6710-12 Erie Street






VOTE on November 5th!

Did you know that federal and state elections are always held during even numbered years, and that in Ohio local elections are always held in the odd numbered Craig Stough years on the first Tuesday of November? That means Sylvania area local elections are being held this year on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Several local elected positions are being contested this year. The campaign signs are up! And your vote is as important as ever for these contested local elections this year! There are two active local candidate races underway. Five candidates, including two incumbents, are running for four seats on Sylvania City Council. Two candidates, including the incumbent, are running for one


TOWNSHIP TOPICS Year to date budget

With three-fourths of Sylvania Township's budget year in the books, David Simko, the township's chief financial officer, told trustees he was pleased with the financial situation. Simko said that the income portion of the budget is determined by the township's share of taxes and other predictable sources, but it is up to the staff and managers of township departments to keep an eye on spending to keep the books in balance. At the most recent meeting of the township trustees, Simko said that each of the township’s four departments had expenditures of 70 percent or less at a point where 75 percent could be expected. “The spending is staying under control and that’s a real good thing,” he told trustees. In recent years, he said, budget negotiations always start out with a clean slate. The township administration doesn’t penalize a department that has come in well under budget for the preceding year. He said some places will take the attitude that if you didn’t need it last year, you won’t need it this year. That attitude often leads departments to overspend some years so they aren't penalized. The Sylvania Township budgeting process also isn’t puffed up so that coming in under budget is easy. He said he thinks the benefits of an honest, collaborative budgeting process are clear. At the end of September the general fund had spent about $1.2 million or 63.9 percent of its annual budget. The road department had

seat on the Sylvania Township Board of Trustees and city residents do vote for the Township Trustees. Also on the ballot are two seats on the Sylvania Schools Board of Education and the Sylvania Township Clerk, positions running uncontested. Running for four seats on Sylvania City Council are incumbents Mark Frye and Doug Haynam, challenged by Ben Malczewski, Brian McCann and Lyndsey Stough. Council members Sandy Husman and Mark Luetke are retiring from office and are not seeking reelection. Running for Sylvania Township Board of Trustee are incumbent Neal Mahoney and challenger Bud Crosby. All the candidates were invited to participate in a Political Forum hosted by the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Sylvania Senior Center. Each candidate had the opportunity to make a presentation of their credentials and their plans for the community should they be elected. Also on the ballot this year is Issue 8, the Lucas County Senior Services Levy, which will also benefit our Sylvania Senior Center. A yes vote is a vote in favor of renewing a property spent a little under $1.4 million, only 41.5 percent of its budget. He noted that that percentage is likely to rise when bills are paid for late road work and leaf collection. The fire department had spend about $6.4 million, or 70 percent of its budget, and police had expenditures of almost $5.4 million, or 69 percent of its budget.

Housing Permits

The surge last year in single-family housing permits in Sylvania Township has abated, but the value per dwelling has shot up substantially over the preceding year. Through September of this year, the township has issued 74 permits for the construction of single-family homes, compared to 97 permits issued through the same period last year. Daryl Graus, manager of the township planning and zoning office, told township trustees that last year’s boom in permits for single-family houses appears to have been an anomaly with this year’s numbers more in line with other recent years. In 2015 there were 73 such permits issued by the end of September, 75 were issued in that time frame in 2016, and 69 such permits in 2017. Last year there had been 97 permits issued by the end of September. The year ended with a total of 123 permits for singlefamily houses issued. The value of each dwelling this year is an average of $326,215, well above the average value last year, which through September was $253,511.

Zoning Change

The Lucas County Plan Commission has recommended approval of a request for a change in zoning from residential to


tax to fund senior citizen programs at a rate of $0.075 for each $100 in assessed property value for five years. I encourage all residents of Sylvania to learn about the candidates and the property tax issue

and use that knowledge to cast their votes directing the future of Sylvania. Local elections often hinge on just a few votes and your vote will be as important as ever! I encourage all residents to get out and vote on Nov. 5!

commercial for a lot on Knoll Avenue. The change is sought by Taylor Family Properties, which owns the property. The application notes that the Taylor Auto dealership intends to use the property to extend the used car lot abutting 3137 Knoll. The land currently has residential property to the north, but the dealership, 6256 Central Ave., operates on the south, west and east of the site. The change is sought to make zoning consistent for all of the properties, according to the request for the change.

company may have been bolstered by a notice printed on each bill. It read: Your Local Franchise Authority is: Sylvania Township Trustees. When it was pointed out to Buckeye Broadband officials a few months ago, it was quickly discontinued. John Borell, assistant Lucas County prosecutor and an attorney for the township, said at the time that he would sometimes get questions or complaints from people concerning Buckeye and he would tell them the township had nothing to do with the company. “They don't believe me, but we don't,” he said. Under the current agreement, Sylvania Township collects five percent of Buckeye proceeds generated from the township. State law provides local governments with the authority to collect such revenues.

Video service authorization sought

Buckeye Broadband is seeking authorization from the Ohio Department of Commerce Video Services Authorization Division to continue providing service in Sylvania Township and other local areas and to include them in its state-issued video-service authorization. In a letter to the township, the cable company said the law prohibits the extension or renewal of current franchise agreements, so further authorization from the State of Ohio is required. Other entities are the cities of Maumee, Rossford, and Oregon, the village of Harbor View, and the townships of Springfield, Washington, and Spencer. There was a time when each local government granted individual franchises to those seeking to provide cable television service in those jurisdictions. In 2007, Ohio enacted a law taking that authority away, and granting to the Ohio Department of Commerce. Oliver Turner, Sylvania Township administrator, pointed out that even when the original franchise was granted by trustees it wasn’t granted as being exclusive to Buckeye. Some local misconceptions about Sylvania Township’s relationship with the cable

Halloween in Sylvania Township

Ghosts and goblins will be free to roam the streets of Sylvania Township Oct. 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., according to action taken by township trustees. The trick-or-treat time for Halloween was coordinated with and will be the same as in the city of Sylvania, according to Oliver Turner, township administrator. In addition to the witches and warlocks wandering residential areas, there will also be an increased police presence in an effort to curb any reckless driving which might endanger costumed youngsters. Deputy Police Chief Jim Rettig noted that officers will also try to add a little to the enjoyment for the trick-or-treaters. Chief Rettig said that, in what has become something of a tradition, officers on their way out for patrol on Halloween, will grab a bag of candy and pass out pieces when they can during the trick-or-treat time.

Sylvania School Board (Two Seats)

Greg Feller Qualifications:

I am running because I believe I offer a skill set and perspective that is needed. As a parent I have three children in the schools. As a business owner I am accountable to both our employees and clients. I bring strong communication skills…I must effectively communicate with employees, clients and governmental agencies in my professional life. As a small business owner I am very conscious of the need for financial responsibility. As an engineer I can help bring clarity to the decision-making process. I have been trained throughout my career to clearly define the problem, clearly define goals and obtain facts and data to support decisions that are made.

What are your plans for the office if you are elected?

I plan to work co-operatively with the other board members, our superintendent and our treasurer to ensure we are operating as efficiently as possible. The first task the board needs to address is to fill the superintendent position. I would like to focus on making the necessary improvements to remove our schools from the ed choice program and I will focus on our GATE program to ensure we are offering the best services possible.

Vicki Donovan Lyle Qualifications:

What are your qualifications for this office: Thankful to have served 16 years on the Sylvania Board of Education and to continue that work. BS in Education from BGSU, work on the Advancing Collaborative Education team, Assistant Coach of Southview Mock Trial team, passionate about education.

What are your plans for the office if you are elected?

What are your plans for the office if you are elected? Looking forward to my continued service on the Board of Education and promoting the outstanding students and employee as well as the work that occurs daily in the Sylvania School District. We are fortunate to have the relationships and vibrancy of our public school system and I will continue to work hard to represent our community.

Issue 8 - Senior Services

A property tax renewal and increase to fund senior citizen services is on the ballot for Lucas County voters in Lucas County, Ohio, on November 5, 2019.

A yes vote is a vote in favor of renewing a property tax to fund senior citizen programs at a rate of $0.075 for each $100 in assessed property value for five years.

A no vote is a vote against renewing a property tax to fund senior citizen programs at a rate of $0.075 for each $100 in assessed property value for five years.

The two candidates for School Board are running unopposed. They were introduced at the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce’s Candidate Forum held on Oct. 23 at the Sylvania Senior Center.

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The Candidates Speak

Township Trustee candidates Neal Mahoney and Bud Crosby participate in the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce’s Candidates Forum on Oct. 23. at the Sylvania Senior Center.

City Council candidates Mark Frye, Lyndsey Stough, Ben Malczewski, Doug Haynam and Brian McCann each give five-minute presentations.


Sylvania City Council

(Four Seats)

Mark Frye(R)

Qualifications: First and foremost, I have been serving on Council for five years. This makes me fully aware of the responsibilities. In the past five years many things have come before Council. Over the next four years some will be different, but many will remain the same. Serving on Council has been very rewarding and I enjoy helping the community in this way. In addition to being an incumbent, I am also a successful private business owner. So I bring the knowledge of what it takes to make payroll, lead a team and how decisions made by government at a local level can impact small businesses. I also actively volunteer in the community. Currently I am in my 11th year and serve as the Board President for the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Previously, I served on the Lott Industries board and was president of my church council for three years. What are your plans for the office if you are elected? Continue listening while maintaining my focus on serving citizens. Council is non-partisan. Everyone wants: 1) a safe community; 2) clean water and working sewers; 3) smooth streets free from snow; and 4) refuse picked up while keeping the lowest possible cost. That

• Cost effective trash and recycling • Prompt snow and leaf removal I will work to nurture and expand essential quality of life assets for Sylvania including: • Support for Sylvania businesses and Chamber initiatives • Promote and expand partnerships with key education entities: Sylvania Public Schools, St. Joseph School and Lourdes University • Promote Sylvania’s unique Arts Community • Encourage healthy lifestyles through enhanced bike and walking access and work with Sylvania Recreation.

foundation allows us to focus on other important issues such as economic development, parks, walking paths and a vibrant downtown. None of this is possible unless we work together as citizens. I am a small part of a much larger group of talented people working to maintain and continue building the City of Sylvania.

Doug Haynam (R) Qualifications:

I have been a member of City Council for four terms, during which time I have chaired Council’s Zoning and Annexation Committee. I am a 1980 Honors graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law, and a Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Miami University. I am a partner in a large AmLaw 200 law firm with offices in Toledo and six other cities in Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.

Ben Malczewski (I) Qualifications

As a career public library employee, community development and service has always been my focus. I have experience at all levels of development and planning, from “boots -on-the-ground” to administrative, and from different perspectives: I’ve worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer, an executive union rep, in management, and coordinated and partnered on countless committees and development teams. My passion for public service (and frankly, cutting through obstruction to get things done!) informed my decision to work for libraries, and now drives my interest in public office. I

What are your plans for the office if you are elected? I will strive to maintain and secure efficient and effective City Services, including: • Prompt, courteous and appropriate police response to assure safety and security • Safe and reliable water and sewer service • Appropriate street maintenance and thoroughfare enhancement and presentation

hope to continue to advocate for the citizens of Sylvania and to make their ideas and concerns heard. I think of it simply as: my ear, your voice. I’m an active member of Rotary, Chamber, Sylvania Sister Cities, Downtown Sylvania Association, and work daily with a wide range of community leaders and partners to make Sylvania a better place. What are your plans for the office if you are elected? Working with the public every day, I understand the needs of our diverse, multi-generational community and possess the know-how and followthrough to get things done. I believe I share the same goals too. I want a strong community that celebrates our culture. I believe in neighborhoods and connected neighbors, walkability, bike paths, and safety, and I think we achieve this with strong communication, respect, empathy, adherence to our vision and values, transparency, accessibility, and accountability. My family and I moved here four years ago because we were excited about what was happening in Sylvania and I want to help the progress continue.

Brian McCann (R)

Qualifications My experience includes serving on multiple local community organizations. While living in Maryland

Common Sense Leadership for Sylvania Experience Leadership - Safety, Economic, and Fiscal Responsibility Business Development a Priority - Dedicated, Commitment to Service

Sylvania Resident for over 16 years - Live and work in the City of Sylvania

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I am asking for your support for my election to Sylvania City Council. Our City is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. I stand committed to work on your behalf and focus on the quality services you have come to expect from our City Government.


Brian McCann for Sylvania City Council Paid for by Friends to Elect Brian McCann, John Monaghan Treasurer


Lyndsey Stough (I)

Qualifications: - Sylvania Community Arts Commission, Trustee since 2016 - Sylvania Tree Commission Board since 2016 - Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce, Welcoming Committee since 2017 - Associate Architect in a local small family business - Involvement in many regional organizations, including Toledo SOUP, EPIC Toledo, and Junior League - Life-long resident of Sylvania - Graduate of both The Ohio State University and University of Michigan What are your plans for the office if you are elected? As a Council Member, I plan to build upon our city's current success. I am dedicated to sustaining a high quality of life for my community and keeping Sylvania the place to be. Existing strong fiscal management, economic development efforts, and city services must be maintained while supporting enhanced downtown vibrancy, land-use planning, and infrastructure. For our city to stay successful into the future, I believe collaboration, continuous adaptation, and forethought are necessary. Thank you for your time and consideration. I seek to be an informed and thoughtful leader, so please share with me what's important to you.

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LYNDS YNDSEY SEY STO STOUGH for Sylvaniaa City Council on Nov. 5 Paid for by Stough For Sylvania


I was a member of the Germantown Citizens Association and was a Community Representative for the Columbia Association. I currently serve as a member of the City of Sylvania Planning Commission and Architectural Board of Review, appointed over 6 years ago. My professional experience includes managing a service organization with over 25 direct reports. I understand how to balance a budget, negotiate a contract and mentor new hires. My local experience includes volunteering for community activities such as the St. Joseph Parish Festirama and then becoming Chair for the event. I have coached multiple sports teams for Sylvania St. Joseph and Sylvania Recreation. I was also actively involved with the Northview Athletic Boosters, chairing their Annual Reverse Raffle and golf outing. All of my experiences have given me the knowledge and ability to work with others, to work toward a goal and to solve problems. What are your plans for the office if you are elected? I am committed to high levels of safety and other city services, especially with the new water agreement. I will be a watchdog for making sure we have safe clean water and maintain fiscal discipline. I will concentrate on economic development, as this is an ongoing concern for the health of the City of Sylvania and I will be focused on smart growth. I will promote all things Sylvania to keep it a vibrant place to live, work and raise a family.


“For our safety, quality of life and my continued dedication to help foster and grow a vibrant community.” - Doug Haynam AND MY CONTINUED SUPPORT OF • Business growth and Chamber Initiatives • Partnerships with Sylvania Public Schools St. Joseph School & Lourdes University • The Arts and the growth of our vibrant downtown community

MY CONTINUED DEDICATION TO • The safety & security of our citizens • Reliable water and sewer services ÎŅŸƋåýåÏƋĜƴåƋų±ŸĘ±ĹÚųåÏƼÏĬĜĹč • Appropriate street maintenance

• Enhanced bike and walking access and our Sylvania recreation

I am asking for your support and vote on November 5th so that I may continue serving the citizens of Sylvania.

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Sylvania Township Trustee

Retired Sylvania Township Fire Fighter/Paramedic And United States Marine Corps Veteran

• I am 100% dedicated to what I do.

• I serve in the best interest

of the entire Sylvania community.

• I embrace transparency.

• I listen to all with respect and fairness. /CrosbyforTrustee

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Sylvania Township Trustee

everyone with fairness and respect. While overall our departments deliver first class service, internally there remains issues and procedures that can be modified to increase efficiency and save money. To further enhance my knowledge base I will do a thorough top to bottom review of every department.

James Crosby Qualifications

I have a vested interest in the well being of Sylvania Township. I have lived and worked in Sylvania over 25 years. My wife and I are both retired and we will continue to live here. I know how great and wonderful it is. I also know how expensive it is. I've spent the last 2.5 years attending nearly every single Trustee meeting. I've watched our local government in action. I know the issues. I believe my qualifications for this office include: I'm fully retired, able to give all my time and energy without other business obligations or distractions. My commitment is to open transparent government and treating others with fairness and respect, My experiences in the Fire Department and Marine Corps have reinforced a dedication to serving with honor and dignity. I'm a retired Sylvania Township Firefighter/Paramedic and I've worked and lived here over 25 years. I'm married to Dr. Mary Gombash, MD. We are both retired. We have no children but we have loved many “fur kids.” Being retired allows me to freely engage as a member of the Chamber of Commerce Welcoming Committee and a newly accepted Rotarian. I'm an avid golfer and bowler. I'm comfortable using my parents nickname for me, Bud. More information:

What are your plans for the office if you are elected?

I know in the next four years there will be major decisions to be made. Those decisions will impact us all. I promise I will be open, honest, engaged and informed. I will have open and transparent government with discussion and decision making conducted publicly. I will treat

Neal Mahoney Qualifications

A St. John’s and BGSU graduate, I am a long-time Sylvania resident, husband of 30 years, father of four, Sylvania schools parent and I have been a Sylvania Township Trustee since 2011. Professionally, I am Vice President and Partner of Midland Title, a company I have been with for 20 years. I also serve on many other northwest Ohio boards, including Toledo Chamber of Commerce Small Business, SCAT and Sylvania Community Services. I am currently chairman of the Lucas County Economic Development Commission.

What are your plans for the office if elected?

Being fortunate enough to serve as a trustee for the past eight years has given me a good understanding of our citizens’ needs and wants. I believe most of us are looking for the same basic thing–a great place to live, play and work. Most importantly, we want a hometown we can pass on to our children that is a place where they will want to raise their children. For me, this means focusing on good government, maintaining smart development and comfortable living, responsible money management, land use planning for appropriate growth and collaborative public safety and transportation.

Sylvania Township Fiscal Officer (Unopposed) •Practicing Attorney for 40 years. •On job experience - 15 years.

What are your plans for the office if you are elected?

David Simko Qualifications :

•Univeristy of Toledo B.A. 1971; Capital •University Law School, J.D. 1975


The Township has strived to be current with technology to ensure accuracy, understandability and transparency of its financial records. These records are online for public view. Also any citizen can come to the Township hall with questions and we will do our best to respond. The Township does it's best to spend tax dollars wisely. I have worked to foster a good and cooperative relationship with all Department heads and employees regarding our budgets and expenditures. I hope to continue all of the above in the next four years.

City of Sylvania residents can vote for Sylvania Township candidates.

Ice Industries hosts Spirit of Sierah Run

Opera Guild Welcomes New Members

L-R: Marianne Ballas, Terri Zmuda, Megan Kabour, Elaina Kfouf and Barbara Lang at the meeting of the Toledo Opera Guild. The new member reception was held in the Sylvania home of Marianne Ballas for the 34 recent joiners.

L-R: Heather Nowak, Amy Saylor and Laura Glover listen to Andreea Lee at the piano. The group is enthusiatic about the upcoming Brunhilde party at the Mancy Bottle Shop hosted by Jane Wurth on Nov. 6 beginning at 5:30 pm.

Chronic pain is at epidemic proportions in the U. S. One estimate is that up to 100 million people suffer from some chronic pain condition, almost a third of the population. The opioid epidemic, which has ravaged Ohio and other places, is one response to this onslaught of pain that has sapped the joy and vitality from many people’s lives. Yet what we understand about pain is that it is a highly complex phenomenon that cannot be fixed with a pill or an injection. Two Sylvania churches are playing host to a daylong event exploring the physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions of pain. The event will be led by Dr. Debra Bell and the Rev. Daniel Wolpert, who are experts in the holistic treatment of pain through a variety of modalities: teaching, discussion, spiritual practices and individual reflection and sharing.   Participants can expect to come away from this retreat with a greater understanding of the nature of pain, the nature of effective (and healthy) treatment for pain, and the practical

resources that can help them alleviate their suffering. Rev. Wolpert is a Presbyterian minister, teacher, and author. Dr. Bell is a physician who cares for patients from birth to the elderly. She is skilled in homeopathy, vitamin/nutritional therapy, diet/lifestyle changes and bio-identical hormone replacement. Together, they cofounded the Minnesota Institute for Contemplation and Healing. Their theme for the Sylvania retreat is “Embrace joy and vitality amid suffering and pain through a holistic approach to mental, physical, and spiritual healing.” The event will be held from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Sylvania First United Methodist Church, 7000 Erie St. in Sylvania. The registration fee of $20 includes lunch and morning refreshments, which will be available at 9 am. Register online at, or by calling the office at Sylvania First, 419-8822205 or Olivet Lutheran, 419-882-2077.

“How to make change for the better” is the title of a talk by Christian Science practitioner and international speaker, Janet Hegarty of St. Louis, MO, to be given on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2:30 pm, at the Ward Pavilion, Wildwood Metropark, 4830 W. Central Ave. Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Toledo, the event is free and open to the whole community.

Hegarty's talk will explore a fresh perspective of God as all good and only good, and how it can directly affect peoples lives and the world for the better. Her ideas come from the Bible and are practiced in a prayer-based method of healing called Christian Science, which is fully explained in the book she will reference, entitled "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," written by the movement's founder, Mary Baker Eddy. Hegarty will also share her own experiences that illustrate effective change, like being cured of an allergy and recovering from a sudden career derailment. For additional information, call 419-5362184 or email

The Northwest Ohio Gerontological Association is inviting seniors and their families to create their own personal Memory Book on Nov. 2 at Oakleaf Village of Sylvania, 4220 N. Holland Sylvania, from noon to 4 pm. The cost to participate is $20 and includes one memory book, workroom, scrap book supplies, magazines and helpers to start the

book. In addition to creating the book there will be an information expo featuring Alzheimer and caregiver resources and speakers educating on Wellness and Elder Law. Raffle prizes, snacks and refreshments will also be available. To register visit and click on the community events page.

Jackie Gallagher, Kari Ramirez and her children Calleigh and Haleigh represent Bugbee Conkle.

Hosts Howard and Tara Ice and Sheila Vaculik, mother of Sierah Joughin, welcome Randy Gardner to the event.

Runners Ben Boothby, Tiffany Draper, Jackie and Brian Dunnett and their son Wyatt participate in the Spirit for Sierah Run.

Jeremiah Sanders gets a fabulous pumpkin painted on his face by Alyssa Morris.

Dealing with chronic pain event planned

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Keeping Memories Alive event on Nov. 2

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New moon in Sagittarius on Nov. 26

THE STARS SPEAK The fall season brings with it a passing of time as the world and all of nature, in its ultimate glory, brings forth a sense of reality and truth. As the trees shed their leaves, the sweet smell of wonder permeates around us, and the cosmos continues on its yearly course, we are indeed reminded that change is imminent within each and every one of us.

Sun in Scorpio-the sun will remain in Scorpio until Nov. 22

As the sun continues to transit the sign of Scorpio conjunct transiting Saturn, you may feel a bit more restricted as you scurry to keep yourself together and in sync. As it moves into the more independent, fun, Jupiter-ruled sign of Sagittarius, there is a sense of ease that occurs. Those born under Scorpio, Sagittarius, Pisces, Taurus, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn will feel this influence. Although, where Venus is taking place in your birth chart will be of influence as well.

Mercury, the planet of chat now in retrograde until Nov. 20

As Mercury, the planet of chat, is in retrograde and transits the intense sign of Scorpio, thoughts may be passionate and the expression of love somewhat intense, more mystical. The need for higher expectations from our partners plays itself out, as the retrograde may intensify the mercurial fire within us all. Higher expectations perhaps? We continue to seek deeper into our own needs at this same time. As it moves backwards, clear agreements need to be made. Secrets are revealed, money matters can be unpredictable. During this Mercury retrograde, as we dig deep inside our gut, thoughts become more secretive.  Scorpion influence bares all even during a retrograde. We try to find the words, gathering our thoughts to match what we feel inside. Not an easy task but very necessary. More so as it taps into our instincts about love, and brings forth a need to question ourselves, our motives as well as the other person, or people involved.

Venus, now in the indepdendent, free-spirited sign of Sagittarius-"Seek and you shall find."

Venus in Sagittarius is setting off on the road less traveled, broadening horizons through travel and philosophy and ideas and cultures. Those born under Sagittarius, Libra, Aries, Leo and Aquarius,  are affected favorably. Of course, depending on your birth time will determine where it falls into your charts.

The new moon brings with it excitement, ambition and fiery dedication to thoughts, dreams and relationships. Capturing the imagination is what this new moon is all about. Its focus is always about truth, learning, freedom and rebirth ... inspire yourself, know the difference between illusion and inspiration.

Full moon in Taurus/Sun in Scorpio Nov. 12-be the quiet in the midst of all of the chaos.

The ferocity of these two planets combined strive for passion and loyalty. The Scorpio sun is fierce and intense, while the Taurus moon acts as a salve to calm the chaos. The moon in Taurus begs us to question its purpose. Is loyalty enough?  The sun in Scorpio emphasizes magnitude and depth.  The combination of the two match in intensity. This is a week to pull back and reassess. For those of you born under Leo, Scorpio, Taurus and Aquarius, you’re really feeling it. However, based on your time of birth, which is very important, will determine where its energy resides.

SIGNS: Aries (March 21-April 20)

It’s all about career, partnerships, work and personal, and getting it right. Taking stock of every given situation, every opportunity that shows itself. Letting go of barriers, and building a new and better foundation. Patience and perseverance. Be aware of the fact that much can be said about patience and perseverance. When dealing with friends and family, be the one that implements, but also the one that listens.

Taurus (April 21- May 21)

You may find yourself stepping out of your comfort zone this month, focusing on things that have played out heavily in your mind. A great month to dig deep into where you need to be, both personal and career-wise. Setting necessary limits with those around you and trusting your gut. This holiday month, enjoy, create and have fun.

Gemini (May 22-June 21)

For the next few weeks or so, importance is placed on work and home. Your need to do it all may cause you to feel overwhelmed and totally exasperated. It’s important to realize that during this cycle, you need to pace yourself while still accomplishing your tasks. A smart move, with Jupiter in your area of relationships, is focusing on partnerships. Best way is to listen.

Cancer (June 22-July 23)

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and how those closest to you may be seeing you. Specifically speaking, family-related issues may be taxing, however it’s up to you to take the reins. Focus on your given priorities, while trying to remedy the situation at hand. As you approach the end of the month, as the holiday sets in, much of this anxiety will have dissipated.

Leo (July 24-Aug. 23)

So much of your life depends on what you give to other people. This is clearly a time where you most likely would continue to focus on others, while paying close attention to your own needs and priorities. Changes are a definite, but much for the better. Also, your spending may be out of control, so be aware of your tendency to overindulge. Take care when dealing with property or business matters. Read between the lines.

Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 23)

Major planetary influences in your life signify it’s time to make changes, mainly where work is concerned. Relationships, business and personal, during this time may go through a major transition. Though it is up to you to hold the reins. This is where you draw the line. Also, be aware of money matters that need your immediate attention. As cautious as you are, you may become too distracted.

Libra (Sept. 24-Oct. 23)

Now that so much activity is taking place in your own sign, it’s up to you to go with the flow. Keep long term goals and perspectives well at hand. The knowledge that you gain during this month will allow you to accomplish anything you set your mind to. Specifically speaking, you are actually in a great period of your life right now; getting yourself back in the groove.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)

It’s all about letting go of matters that have held you back, and hopefully allow you to move forward. This is about clarity on every level. Get yourself situated, then you should be in fine form and ready to meet any of the challenges ahead. Also, your area of friendships may go through a turning point. You may find yourself feeling a bit more obligated than usual, as the demands from others could cause you to retreat back into your head.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) This is actually a great period in your life as the planets favor you, specifically Jupiter. Your Jupiter ruler, transiting in your own sign, brings gain and opportunity your way. Both personal and work-related matters may be overwhelming, though the end result is favorable. This is your time to actually take the bull by the horns and move ahead on your own journey. It’s all about you! Also, your love life may shift a bit, as your tolerance level balances.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)

A mixture of challenging yet interesting aspects are transiting your natal Sun, providing you with the wherewithal to make changes you should make. Specifically speaking, your monies may undergo a shift as you find yourself pulling from different resources. Your relationships may feel a bit unsettled, causing you to question yourself. By the end of this month, however, you will feel as though you are able to take any endeavor on. Ruled by Saturn, the planet of structure, you would do well to stay on your path of enlightenment.

Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 19)

Pay special attention to your own instincts, focus on what really matters, specifically where the heart is. This can and will be a prosperous month for you as long as you want the talk. A strong yet fruitful stage in your life is about to begin, after Jan. 2020, between March and July 2020 specifically. It's up to you to follow the path. It will lead you into the path where you need to be.

Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20)

For many of you, this is a much needed time for introspection, However, the influence of the planets in transit may have you twirling in so many different directions. This period will definitely force you out of your cocoon. Use this time to work on your creativity, focus on taking a better look at yourself and your partnerships. Use this time to your advantage. Janet Amid is a columnist and radio/media personality, who writes for Sylvania AdVantage. She can be heard on 105.5 FM Monday mornings from 8:15 am to 8:45 am, taking questions at 419-240-1055. She can reached at 419-882-5510 or by e-mail at Check out her website at

Buffalo Soldiers, other groups plan to deliver meals to shut-in veterans

On Nov 11, the Toledo Buffalo Soldiers in partnership with the Lucas County Veterans Service Commission and the Ohio National Guard, will team up with volunteers to deliver meals to shut-in veterans with medical conditions that restrict their ability to obtain the no cost meals provided to military veterans at participating local restaurants. Disabled veterans who would like a meal delivered can call 419-536-7048 or 419-213-

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Sylvania Area Crime Reports Criminal Damage

Michael Cook, 5700 block Summit, tires punctured Sarah Coniee, 6600 block Maplewood, TV damage

Criminal Trespass

Cheryl Nosker, 5300 block S. Main, suspects began living inside unattached garage

Domestic Violence

Leslie Garrick, 5600 block Alexis, physical violence

Endangering Children

Ward Al-Rahhal, 5500 block W. Alexis, child left unsupervised without appropriate clothing for the weather

Found Property

5100 block Railroad, mountain bike found Nicole Vangelder, 6600 block Maplewood, keys found 5400 block S. Main, Vape pipe, Marijuana Dab pipe turned in for destruction 6000 block Winding Way, single shot shotgun turned in for destruction


Bettina Schroder, 5200 block Burges, physical harm threatened

Telecommunication Harassment

Michael Smith, 5700 block Elliott, harassing text messages, phone calls and emails received


Shannon Supplee, 5400 block Monroe, bicycle stolen

Sheila Nicholson, 2300 block Birch Run Ct., attempted theft by fraud Brenda Garza, 3200 block N. Centennial, laptop, Bose surround system, hand tools electrical tools stolen Marilyn Irmen, 5300 block Harroun, jewelry stolen Arthur Swearengen, 5000 block S. Main, property stolen from garage Michael Duhamel, 5200 block Corey, vehicle door lock damaged, cell phone cradle stolen Noah Geiger, 5600 block W. Alexis, vehicle stolen Marshalls, 5200 block Monroe, men’s clothing stolen Joseph Maria, 2700 block Gray Fox, laptop computer, jewelry, camera charger stolen Target, 5200 block Monroe, shoplifting Patricia Wichman, 5800 block W. Central, theft of cash by fraud Enterprise Rentals, 5800 block W. Central, vehicle stolen Steven Gillenwater, 5500 block Anchor Hills, checks stolen Marshalls, 5200 block Monroe, shoplifting Stephen Keene, 5100 block Flanders, vehicle stolen Eric Heinz, 5300 block Flanders, vehicle tires and rims stolen Jarrod Cunningham, 28800 block Holland Sylvania, wallet with credit, debit cards, cash stolen Marshalls, 5200 block Monroe, shoplifting Garrett Werner, 6000 block Glenmore, property stolen Village Candy Shoppe. 5700 block Main, credit card, cash stolen Kathleen Hooker, 5200 block S. Main,


lawn tools, suitcase stolen from garage Ann Baronas, 3800 block Hempstead, watch stolen Ryazan Khdeer, 5700 block Main, vehicle stolen overnight

From the Courts Assault

Timothy Hunt, 40 Hidden Meadow, Holland, $150 fine, 90 days, 85 days suspended

Attempt Committ

Jamyla Smith, 2591 Briar Lane, Toledo, $100 fine, 90 days suspended

Att Comm Poss

Elizabeth Martinez, 2049 N. Ontario, Toledo, $150 fine, 180 days suspended

Child Endangering

Lora Watson, 4134 Vermaas, Toledo, $100 fine, 180 days, 175 days suspended

Criminal Damaging

Richard Five, 411 Torrington, Toledo, $100 fine, 90 days suspended

Disorderly Conduct

Christina Vasquez, 659 Berry, Toledo, $100 fine, 30 days, 27 days suspended Andre Gaston, 3033 Gunkel, Toledo, $150 fine, 30 days, 26 days suspended

Domestic Violence

Matthew Garn, 4340 Gilhouse, Toledo, $150 fine, 180 days, 116 days suspended Jerome Jackson, 1413 Lake Vista, Toledo, $150 fine, 180 days, 121 days suspended


Robert Boone, 551 Crittenden, Toledo, $850 fine, 180 days, 149 days suspended

Kindle Vanwormer, 7418 Trotter, Toledo, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Lora Watson, 4134 Vermaas, $575 fine, 180 days, 169 days suspended Timothy Packard, 2423 S. Holland Sylvania, Maumee, $400 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended James Bovee, 218 E. Cherry, Liberty Center, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended John Rittenthaler, 5181 W. Temperance, Ottawa Lake, MI, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Gerald Dryer, 5043 Barton Pl., Sylvania, $375 fine, 180 days, 174 days suspended

Physical Control

Marquice Mosby, 430 Kenilworth, Toledo, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Matthew Balwinski, 798 Hill, Holland, $375 fine, 180 days, 174 days suspended Dib Odetaliah, 4954 New England Lane, Sylvania, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended


Robert Grant, 2821 Delence, Toledo, $150fine, 90 days, 60 days suspended Sarah Wilmer, 5841 Yarmouth, Toledo, $50 fine, 30 days suspended

Unauthorized Use of Property

Brandon Hasty 127 Wolfe, Port Clinton, $100 fine, 30 days suspended Peter Gamier, 2555 Keygate, Toledo, $150 fine, 90 days suspended Bryan Smith, 24676 Ft. Meigs, Perrysburg, $150 fine, 90 days suspended

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Donald Christensen Donald Anders Christensen, 90, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 8, 2019. He was born at Riverside Hospital on Feb. 10, 1929 in Toledo, Ohio, to Lawrence and Tinnie (Anderson) Christensen. Don was a graduate of Macomber High School and went on to earn a mechanical engineering degree in 1952 from the University of Toledo where he was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, attached to the SCARWAF unit. When he was discharged in 1954, Don joined OwensIllinois Glass Company where he worked for 36 years, ending his career as a European Engineering Services Manager in Dusseldorf, Germany. Don married the love of his life, Pearl Williams, on Dec. 27, 1952, and they had 66 wonderful years together. He was a longtime member of Olivet Lutheran Church, enjoyed reading and traveling, and spending time with family. He was an avid sailor and enjoyed sailing his boat, "Waverider," out of Monroe Boat Club for many years. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather he was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Calvin Christensen. He is survived by his beloved wife, Pearl Christensen; daughter Debra (Jeffery) Mens; sons Andrew Christensen and John (Charisse) Christensen; grandchildren Christine (Erik) Lauer, Michelle Mens, Catherine (Brad) Asbury, and Johnathan Christensen; and four great-grandchildren. Don’s family would like to thank the staff at Kingston Assisted Living and Promedica Hospice for their compassionate care during his last days. The funeral was held at Olivet Lutheran Church on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Interment followed at Toledo Memorial Park. Those wishing to offer memorials in Don’s memory are asked to consider: Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe St., Sylvania, OH 43560 and Promedica Hospice, 5855 Monroe St., Sylvania, OH 43560. Online condolences to

Eleanor Makulinski

Eleanor Ruth Makulinski, age 93, former of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away Oct. 18, 2019 at Genoa Care Center. She was born June 18, 1926, in Toledo, Ohio to Andrew and

Olympia (Kina) Iwinski. Eleanor was an enthusiastic and adventurous shopper who loved to discover new stores, restaurants and activities. Her favorite pastime was to shop at Dollar Tree and find new bargains. She was always very social and active at the Genoa Retirement Village with bingo, crafts, and puzzles. She loved collecting cookbooks and dreamed of cooking again. Her zest for life will truly be missed by those who were close to her. Eleanor is survived by her five children, Mark (Rose), Marie Slates, Karen (Mark) Davis, Kent (Sally) and Brian (Jenai); 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Irving in 2012; sisters Florence Kowalski and Evelyn Nowak; son-in-law Charles E. Slates. family suggests memorial The contributions be made to Genoa Retirement Village. Online condolences may be made at

Carol Krause

Carol Fay (Hopple) Krause, wife of Theodore (“Ted”) John Krause, passed away peacefully on Oct. 11, 2019. Born Nov. 24, 1946, in Chicago, Ill.., she settled in Toledo, Ohio, where her beloved parents, Theron Lingard Hopple and Lorraine Selma (Klein) Hopple, established residence. Carol enjoyed swimming at Sylvania Country Club and traveling out West to visit National Parks with her siblings, Diane (Ronald) Bregenzer, Leslie Williams, and Craig (Pat) Hopple, as a child. She graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in 1964, where she was one of the first drum majorettes. Despite brief stints living in Hollywood, Calif., where she worked as a bank teller and had the pleasure of waiting on actor Leslie Nielsen from Airplane and Naked Gun fame, and Denver, Colo., she spent her life in Toledo, Ohio. She met her husband of 48 years while working as a secretary at the University of Toledo, and they were married on July 24, 1971. Carol and Ted enjoyed taking long walks at Wildwood Preserve MetroPark, driving across country to visit family, and visiting the Toledo Zoo, where she could observe her favorite animal, the gorilla.

Carol, lover of caramel corn, Cheetos, Mr. Freeze and Webber’s Waterfront Restaurant, was most certainly a Tom Selleck groupie, and Ted would lovingly give her Tom Selleck calendars at Christmas, which was her favorite time of year. Carol greatly enjoyed taking her children and grandchildren to Children’s Wonderland. Her traditions for celebrating the season continue to be practiced by her children: Michael (Marci) Krause, Marcie (Jeff) Markle, and Laura (Kevin) Mackey, who will greatly miss their mother and cherish the wonderful memories they made with her. Carol worked as a secretary at Brown Pontiac, and a secretary at Holy Trinity. While at Holy Trinity, she would always bake a cake in celebration of each teacher’s birthday, which they loved. It was a fine example of her caring and giving spirit. Carol loved to bake. Children were drawn to Carol due to her kind and loving nature. She was the proud “Granny” to six loving grandchildren, whom she doted on: Preston Krause, Hayden Krause, Emily Markle, Kaylee Markle, Kendall Mackey, and Leighton Mackey. Spending time with them was one of the great joys in her life, and her grandchildren absolutely adored her. While words cannot express the profound sadness of our loss, we all feel blessed to have had her as long as we did, and we will cherish and honor her memory until the stars burn out. Donations in her memory may be made to The Toledo Zoo or the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. The Walker Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences can be expressed online at:

Scott Richardson

Scott C. Richardson, 62, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Oct. 20, 2019. He was born July 6, 1957 in Toledo to the late Ralph Drescher and Carol Richardson. Scott was a graduate of Maumee High School and a proud Eagle Scout. He obtained his business degree from the University of Toledo and was S.W.A.T. trained at the Palm Beach Police Academy in Florida. Scott served on the police force in Delray Beach Florida for many years. Known as the "grill master," he loved spending time with and cooking for family

and friends. Scott is survived by his loving wife, Susan (Galloway) Richardson; and sons, Thomas and Griffin. He was also preceded in death by his parents-in-law, Bob and Ann Galloway. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Scott's memory may be made to St. Pius X Catholic School.

Thomas Jennings

Thomas Michael Jennings, age 68, of Toledo, Ohio, died Oct. 12, 2019 at his home. Tom was born Jan. 22, 1951 in Toledo to the late Emit and Dorothy (Szyskowski) Jennings. He graduated from Lakota High School and attended Findlay College before starting a 40-year career in the trucking business. He retired from FedEx Ground as a line haul supervisor in 2015. In his free time Tom enjoyed fishing, visiting the casino, and cooking. His specialty was his mom’s potato salad recipe. He was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and especially The Ohio State Buckeyes, and loved his dog, Sam. He will be remembered for his hardworking, straight-forward and honest nature, his dry wit, and his subtle and sometimes sarcastic sense of humor. Tom is lovingly survived by his wife of more than 40 years, Judy; children Kylie Jennings (Gary Welling) and Zachary Jennings (Krystal); grandchildren Bella, Carter, Logan and Mason; siblings Karis Earl (Ken), Darlene Jennings, Butch Jennings (Diane), Cal Jennings (Linda) and Jo Ascunce (Raul); and twelve nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister Annie Perkey. Contributions in Tom's name are suggested to ProMedica Hospice or the Toledo Area Humane Society.


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8424 Meghan Dr. ~ $289,000 4 bed, 2.5 bath ranch with an awesome finished basement. Tucked away on a deep half acre lot. Eat-in kitchen has solid surface counter tops and comes w/all appliances. High ceilings throughout for that nice open feel. Two car attached garage. Mostly hard surface flooring throughout. Brad Crown – Realtorman 419/467-7070 RE/MAX Central Group

3 bed, 2 bath home on 4.46 acres. Big garage & out-building. $205,000

4 bed, 2 1/2 bath professionally remodeled on ravine lot in Grove Bel. $249,000

Updated 4 bed, 3 1/2 bath home in Waterford Village. Gourmet island kitchen. $419,000

7314 Country Meadow Ct. ~ $309,000 Plenty of room to roam in this 3,000+sf, 5 bed, 3.5 bath beauty tucked away on a quiet half acre cul-de-sac lot. Updated baths. Finished bsmt. Sweet 3 season enclosed porch. Big wooded backyard is fenced. Brad Crown – Realtorman 419/467-7070 RE/MAX Central Group

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5 bed, 3 1/2 bath home in Windswept Farms on 5 acres w/pond. First floor master.  $474,900

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Spectacular Berman built 1 owner home in Wildewood. 5 bed, 4 full 2 half baths $849,000

5303 Bainbridge Rd. ~ $259,000 Beresky built 4 bed, 2.5 bath w/ just over 3,000sf of living space. Beautifully situated on a lushly landscaped half acre lot in one of the area’s most desirable neighborhoods. Sweet Sunroom addition. Rear-load garage. Finished basement. Possession at closing. Brad Crown – Realtorman 419/467-7070 RE/MAX Central Group

6025 Grainfield Dr. ~ $249,900 4 beds, 2.5 baths and 2,200 sf of living space. Island kitchen. Finished basement. 2 car sideload. Large Trex deck. Big fenced backyard. Brad Crown – Realtorman 419/467-7070 RE/MAX Central Group

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LANDSCAPE HELPER After school and Saturdays. Will train. Help with snow in winter. Fall pay $11/hour; Winter pay, $12/hour. WALLACE LANDSCAPE 1-734-888-1305 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 PART TIME POSITION AVAILABLE We are looking for good reliable people from Sylvania to clean offices in Sylvania evenings. is position would consist of light duty office cleaning only. Call between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. at 419/335-3486 Please leave message.


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Noel Leach and Columbia Gas mascot, Digger Dog (Mike Catapano) enjoy promoting gas safety awareness.

Ralph Emery shows Sara Hefzy how to take aim at the free event held on Oct. 12.

OB Murray Jr. and his ‘crew’ Lindsay, Julia, Maxwell, and Isaac Murray discuss fire safety with Lt. Michael Behan.

Emily Fallis and Hannah Schuele of Southview High School Med-Tech greet guests as they arrive at the eighth annual event.

Michael Leviton, Jill McCready and Jayce Leviton, age 4, are ready to enjoy shows by Imagination Station and family-friendly fun.

Mila Nassar, Gus Ahl, Freddy Nassau and Hadley Smith are thrilled to spend time with their favorite mascots.

Tina Calhoun of Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence attends the event held at Centennial Terrace. —by Mary Helen Darah


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