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St. Joseph’s students Carson Stoll, Valerie Seymour, Bella Schroeder, Scott Seymour, Will Zbierajewski, Brady Stoll, Jack Schroeder and Jack Zbierajewski take their kindness messages to the street. More on 18A

SCAC Hall of Fame Inductee

Toni Andrews is the newest member of the Sylvania Community Arts Commission’s Honored Artist Hall of Fame. She was joined by family members, local artists and many friends for the ceremony. P 9A


Adventurer Back on the Road

Viktor Barricklow dons his cold-weather gear as he travels back to Antarctica for yet another adventure. On this trip, however, he is bringing a bit of home with him. P 5A

in body bo , mind and spirit

Emily Berry of Posey Jane's packages the chocolate cupcakes that Marcus Kuhlman buys.

First Day of Preschool

Matt, Jessica and Nora Harsh are excited for the new adventures to be discovered at Olivet Christian Nursery School.

Fall Festival Fun!

Raylieana Hill enjoys painting a pumpkin at the second annual Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center Fall Festival.


Happenings 2-4A Community 5-8A Business 9-10A Main Street 12-16A Sylvanians You Need to Know 18A Food 22-23A Lourdes 1-2B Sports 3B Schools 4-5B Sunnyside Up 6B Lives Celebrated 15B Business Cards 17B Real Estate 18B 19B Classifieds



Ongoing Alateen Meeting An Alateen meeting for children and teens ages eight and up who are affected by a loved one’s alcohol or drug use is held Sunday nights from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St. Call 419-537-7500 for more information. Alzheimer’s Association An Alzheimer’s Association support group meets the third Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Aspen Grove, 7515 Secor Rd., Lambertville, Mich. Call 800-2723900 or Aquatic Exercise for Survivors CPW and The Victory Center offer aquatic exercise for survivors at CPW, 3130 Central Park West, on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. Free to all survivors through a grant from The Rotary Club of Toledo. Aromatherapy Aromatherapy takes place the first and third Wednesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. at The Victory Center, 5532 W. Central Ave., Suite B. This program is free to people with a cancer diagnosis and is sponsored by ProMedica Cancer Institute. Call the Victory Center at 419-531-7600 for details. Berkey Farmers Market Saturdays 8 a.m. - noon through Oct. 20. Located in the parking lot of Keelers Korner Store, 12290 Sylvania-Metamora Rd. at the corner of Sylvania-Metamora and SR 295. Boomers Resource Network Boomers Resource Network meets every Thursday at Uncle John’s Restaurant, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 419-865-8503 or visit Cancer Support Group A cancer support group meets the second Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., at Mercy Health, St. Anne Hospital, second floor Cancer Library. Open to patients, family and caregivers. Call Marilyn at 419-865-0659 or Laura at 419-754-1277 for more information. Diabetes Education Support Group Monthly support group for people living with Type 2 diabetes meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the ProMedica Mary Ellen Falzone Diabetes Center, Conference Room A, 2100 W. Central Ave., free and open to the public. Call 419-291-6767 or contact Double ARC Online Parent Support Group A free support group for parents and guardians of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders facilitated by FASD specialists meets the second Tuesday from 78 p.m. at the Double ARC building, 5800 Monroe St., Bldg. F-5. Food Addicts in Recovery Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets

every Monday night at 7 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 W. Central Ave. Contact Stoney at 734-635-1392, email or visit God Works! Crossroads Community Church, 6960 Sylvania-Petersburg Rd., Ottawa Lake, Mich., offers God Works!, providing a warm meal to anyone in need each Thursday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; meal is at 6 p.m. Healing Service The Victory Center invites all cancer patients and survivors to a Healing Service on the third Tuesday of each month at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 W. Central Ave. The Healing Service is free and open to the public. Register by calling 419-531-7600. Mom2mom Mom2mom is a way for moms to get connected with others who are also journeying through motherhood. We meet the first Wednesday of every month from September through May from 9:15-11:15 a.m. at Christ the Word Church, 3100 Murd Rd. Childcare is provided. Check out Mothers’ Center of Greater Toledo First and third Thursday meetings for fun, food and friendship from 9:45 to11:15 a.m. at West Toledo YMCA, 2110 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo. Developmentally appropriate childcare provided. For info visit Nar-Anon A 12-step program for families and friends of addicts meets on Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. at Mercy St. Anne’s, 3404 W. Sylvania Ave, third floor conference room and Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. at Harvest Lane Alliance Church, 5132 Harvest Ln. Olivet Lutheran Church’s Free Community Meal Olivet hosts a free community meal each Wednesday in the Christian Life Center. Enjoy food and fellowship at 5840 Monroe St. Call 419-882-2077 or visit Pet Loss Support Group SylvaniaVet hosts a pet loss support group meeting at Christ Presbyterian Church, 4225 W. Sylvania Ave., 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. Park in the back. Call 419885-4421. Prostate Cancer Support Group A prostate cancer support group meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Cancer Center library at St. Anne’s Hospital. For info, call 419-346-2753 or 419-344-9830. Stamp Collectors Club of Toledo Meets first and third Thursdays,Sept.-May at Perrysburg Masonic Hall - 590 E South Boundary at 7 p.m. Each meeting is a program or member auction. Stroke Support Group Monthly support group for stroke survivors


Items must be submitted one week prior to publication and will be printed on a space-available basis. Email information to Please include a phone number in case more information is needed. and their caregivers. Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 4 - 6 p.m. at ProMedica Flower Hospital, 5200 Harroun Rd. Contact 419-291-7537 or Survivors of Suicide Support Group Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Advent Lutheran Center, 6735 W. Sylvania Ave. at 7 p.m. Email Mark Hill at or call Nancy Yunker at 419-517-7553 for more information. Taizé Service A Taizé Service is held monthly on the third Thursday at 7 p.m. in SUCC’s Christ’s Chapel, 7240 Erie St. 419-882-0048. T.A.M.E. Meeting The Toledo Area Miniature Enthusiasts meet the first Saturday of each month from 1- 4 p.m. in the Sylvania Heritage Museum Carriage House, 5717 Main St. 734-847-6366.

TOPS Meetings (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Two chapters of TOPS,1961 and 1672, meet at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6715 Brint Rd. Meetings are held Mondays from 9-10:30 a.m. and Tuesdays from 6:307:30 p.m. Call 419-478-1103 or 419-8416436 for information. TOPS is not church affiliated. Toledo Area Genealogy Society Meets from 7-9 p.m. the second Monday of the month September through June at Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St. Visit for info. Toledo Country Live Band Toledo Country Live Band is in concert the first and third Saturday, 6 p.m. at the Church of St. Andrew United Methodist, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. Light refreshments. Free. Information 419-262-4453.

Sylvania Senior Center Programs

Hours: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri • 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays LUNCH is served from 11:30-12:15 p.m. Mon-Fri; suggested donation for persons who are 60+ is $2.50; non-senior is $5.62. Make reservation by noon the day before. TUESDAY EVENING DINNER served from 4:30-5:15, $8 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: open when classes are not in session; QUILTING & SEWING: Tue & Thu, 8-12 noon, weekly; WOODSHOP: Tue, Thu & Fri, 1-3, weekly; WOODCARVERS: Tue, 3-6 weekly Transportation to Senior Center & Shopping: call Deb, 419-885-3913 10/3

How to Use Your Point & Shoot Insurance Specialist: 2nd Wed, Camera: 10-12, * by appt., monthly Party Euchre: Wed 10-12 noon, Restorative Yoga: Wed 2:30-4, weekly weekly, * 10/4 FREE “Here’s to Your Health!” 10/11 Chat with Brenda: 2nd Thu, by Fair: 10-1 appt., memory care Rug Hooking: 1st & 3rd Thu, professional, monthly 10-11:30, monthly Camera Club: 2nd Wed, Party Bridge: Thu 1-3:30, 1:30-2:30, monthly weekly 10/12 Estate Review: 2nd Fri, by 10/5 Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly appt., monthly Line Dancing: 2:30-4, weekly Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly 10/8 Unique Health Care Solutions An Evening with the Joe BP Clinic: 11-12:30 LaConey Band: $10/ticket, call Strength Training: Mon & Thu for availability 10-11, weekly, * 10/15 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy Body Recall: Mon, Tue & Thu for details 419-460-1734 11:30-12:30, weekly, * 10/16 Franciscan Care Center BP/BS 10/9 Franciscan Care Center BP/BS Clinic: Tuesdays, 9-11:30 Clinic: Tuesdays, 9-11:30 Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Health: Legal Outreach: by Tue 3-4, weekly, * appt., monthly Flu Shot Clinic: 4-7, no appt. Adult Coloring: 2nd & 4th Tue, necessary 1-3, monthly 5:30 after dinner program, call Current Events: 2nd & 4th Tue, for details 2-4, monthly Medicare & You: 5:30, 3rd Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Health: Tuesday, monthly Tue 3-4, weekly, * Breathe, Stretch, Relax! Hatha 5:30: after dinner program, Yoga 6-7 p.m., * call for details 10/17 Movie Day: Wed 1-3, RSVP, Breathe, Stretch, Relax! Hatha monthly Yoga 6-7 p.m., * 10/18 Book Review Group: 3rd Thu 10/10 Interchangeable Lenses: 2-3, monthly 10-12, * 10/19 Funeral Pre-Planning Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri Consultation: 3rd Friday, by 10:30-11:30, weekly, * appt., monthly Internet Security: 1:30-3:30, * Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly *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

•Beginning October Beginner Tai Chi Classes, 1 p.m. The Elks Lodge, 3520 N. HollandSylvania Rd. Classes consist of slow movements that use gentle turns and graceful stretches to improve balance, flexibility, circulation and strength.

•Through Oct. 9 Sylvania Farmers Market Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m. Sylvania Municipal Court parking lot Fresh produce, food trucks and misc. items for sale from local vendors.

•Through Oct. 15 Explore Latin Countries King Road Library An opportunity for those of all ages to learn more about Latin countries during Hispanic Heritage Month for a prize.

•Through Oct. 20 Berkey Farmers Market Saturdays, 8 a.m.-Noon Keelers Korner Store 12290 Sylvania Metamora Fresh produce from local farmers.

•Through Oct. 21 Sunrise Lions Club Rose Sale Red, yellow, pink or orange roses are

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Through Nov. 4 Luminous Nights at the Toledo Zoo ghts A fall festival of color.

•Through Nov. 25 Celebrating Libbey Glass, 1818-2018 TMA Glass Pavilion More than 175 outstanding examples of glass from TMA’s collection and Libbey Inc. archives.

•Through Jan. 13 Rebecca Louise Law, Community Toledo Museum of Art British artist Law designed and created a site-specific installation using both dried and fresh plant materials to form an immersive visitor experience that explores the relationship between humanity and nature.

•Through Feb. 24 Art, Nature and the Senses Toledo Museum of Art Multisensory art installation of video, new media and works on paper from international artists.

•Oct. 3 Ability Center Auxiliary Style show, 10:30 a.m. The Pinnacle The 34th annual style show, ‘Fall in Love,’ and luncheon celebrates local fashion while supporting The Ability Center, a nonprofit serving children and adults with disabilities. •Babytime, 10-10:30 a.m. Sylvania Library This storytime focuses on developing your baby's early literacy skills. Babies 0-24 Locations Franciscan Center, Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania Olander Park (Nederhouser and Gorman), 6930 W. Sylvania Ave. To register, 419-8828313, ext. 1013 or Secor Metropark, 10001 W. Central, Berkey Sylvania Libraries 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania 419-882-2089 (Opening soon!) 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

months will be introduced to songs, movement, rhythm and rhyme designed to foster a love of books and reading. •Family Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m. King Road Library Children ages 2-5, along with their favorite grown-ups, are invited to talk, sing, read, write and play as we share stories, rhymes, music and movement. •Family Storytime, 11-11:30 a.m. Sylvania Library Children ages 2-5, along with their favorite grown-ups, are invited to talk, sing, read, write and play as we share stories, rhymes, music and movement. •STEM Maker Mash, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Notre Dame Academy 3535 W. Sylvania For girls grades 5-7. RSVP

•Oct. 4 Toddler Storytime, 10-10:45 a.m. Sylvania Library Have fun at this interactive storytime for children 18 months - 3 years old and their favorite grown-up. Talk, sing, read, write and play together as we share books, songs, rhymes and movement. •Code IT Club, 4-5 p.m. King Road Library Have you ever wanted to create a video game, program a robot or make a website? Come to the library, make some friends, learn more about coding and show others your skills. Grades 4-9.

•Oct. 4, 11 •Sit, Stay, Read, 7-:15 p.m. King Road Library Books and dogs ... what a great combination! You'll be improving your reading skills while reading to a gentle, friendly therapy dog.

•Oct. 4, 15, Bariatric Seminar – First Step, 6-8 p.m. ProMedica Health and Wellness Center Community Education, Suite 101 5700 Monroe St., ProMedica Weight Loss is hosting free bariatric seminars. Learn about types of surgical procedures, potential benefits and risks.Call 419-291-6777 or visit

•Oct. 5 Family Storytime, 10-10:45 a.m. Sylvania Library Children ages 2-5, along with their favorite grown-ups, are invited to talk, sing, read, write and play as we share stories, rhymes, music and movement. Make and Take: Halloween Cards 1-3 p.m. All Good Things

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•Oct. 5-6 PEO Sale Zion United Methodist Church 2600 Copeland Blvd. Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday from 9 a.m. - Noon.

•Oct. 6 Euchre Tournament, 10 a.m. - Noon Sylvania Library Join us the first Saturday of every month for Euchre, cookies, coffee and some healthy competition. Coffee with a Cop, 8 -10 a.m. McDonald’s 5810 W. Alexis Rd. Come join the coffee and conversation with cops. . Call 419-882-4193. •Therapeutic Riding Open House, 2-4 p.m. Serenity Farm Equestrian Center 21870 Lemoyne Road 419-833-1308 Learn about therapeutic riding. Refreshments

•Oct. 7 Harold Budd Talk, 3 p.m. Toledo Museum of Art Musician and composer Harold Budd has been inspired by visual art. Registration required for free event; first-come-first-served tickets are available at •24th annual All Chevy Show Dave White Chevrolet Registration fee $20. •Celebrate the Senses, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The Pinnacle 1772 Indian Wood Circle Readings and massages begin at 9:30. A Healing Circle is at 9 a.m. Admission is $5. •Total Package Girl Leadership Summit, 1-4 p.m. Stranahan Theater 419-381-8851 Inspirational stories and talks from Ohio women for pre-teen and teen girls.

•Oct. 8 Sylvania Book Club, 7-8 p.m. Sylvania Library Adults meet the second Monday. •Look Good Feel Better. 9:3011:30 a.m. ProMedica Hickman Cancer Center, 5300 Harroun Rd. ProMedica Cancer Institute is hosting Look Good Feel Better, a free program from the American Cancer Society designed for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. Take home a makeup package valued at $200. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 1-800-2272345.

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•Oct. 11 •Oct. 8, 22 Preschool Dance Party, 10-11 a.m. King Road Library Join the dance party just for kids ages 2-5. Stories, music and fun will make those little feet start a-tapping.

•Oct. 9 Teen Leadership: Starting a Nonprofit, 6:30-8 p.m. Sylvania Library Sylvania area teenager Elle Rhee has started a nonprofit called Spectacles for Students. Learn how a teen is giving back to the community. •Acrylic Pour with Mary Rood Art class, 6-8 p.m. Fuller Art House 5679 N. Main, 419-882-8949 •Voter Registration, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. King Road Library •Silent Witness Project, 7-9:30 p.m. Franciscan Center Bethany House presents annual Unveiling Ceremony. Beverly Gooden is the speaker. •Sylvania Schools job fair, 12:30-5:30 p.m. 4747 N. Holland Sylvania Attendees can learn about nonteaching positions at Sylvania Schools. •Family Storytime, 10-10:45 a.m. Sylvania Library Children ages 2-4 with adult are invited to talk, read, write and play as stories, rhymes, music and movement are shared. •ProMedica Dementia Education Series, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. ProMedica Flower Hospital Free dementia education sessions for family members, caregivers, friends, and community members. Registration requested. Call 419824-6448 option 2.

•Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 Babytime, 10-10:30 a.m. King Road Library

This storytime focuses on developing your baby’s early literacy skills. Babies 0-18 months will be introduced to songs, movement, rhythm and rhyme designed to foster a love of books and reading. •Toddler Storytime, 11-11:45 a.m. King Road Library An interactive storytime for children 18 months -3 years and adults. Talk, sing, read, write and play together as we share books, songs, rhymes and movement.

•Oct. 10 LEGO Freeplay, 3-4 p.m. Sylvania Library We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. Ages 4-12. •Biking 101, 6-7 p.m. Sylvania Library Learn the rules of the road, tips for commuting and some basic bike maintenance. Kids, 5-10.

•Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31 Family Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m. King Road Library Children ages 2-5 along with their favorite grown-ups are invited to talk, sing, read, write and play. •Babytime, 10-10:30 a.m. Sylvania Library The Storytime focuses on developing your baby's early literacy skills. Babies 0-24 months will be introduced to songs, movement, rhythm and rhyme. •Family Storytime, 11-11:30 a.m. Sylvania Library Children ages 2-4 with adult are invited to talk, read, write and play as stories, rhymes, music and movement are shared. •Come Dance With Me, 6:30-8 p.m. Olander Nederhouser Dancers with some experience can dance with Mary Leugers. $5 per class.

Pumpkin painting & mulled wine Art class, 6-8 p.m. Fuller Art House 5679 N. Main, 419-882-8949 •Fall Prevention and Pets, 2-3 p.m. King Road Library Nicole Blake-Knepper, R.N., will show simple steps to take to correct risks to stay safe in your home and maintain independence. •Toddler Storytime, 10-10:45 a.m. Sylvania Library Have fun at this interactive storytime for children 18 months to 3 years and adults.

•Oct. 12

Make and Take, Origami, 1-3 p.m. All Good Things 6832 Convent Blvd. 419-824-3749. $10 AIA Lecture, 7 p.m. Toledo Museum of Art The speaker is Michael Strezewski, associate professor of anthropology at U. of Southern Ind.

•Oct. 13 Latino Quesadilla, 2-3 p.m. Sylvania Library This all-ages program by Sofia Quintero Arts and Culture Center demonstrates how to cook a Latino quesadilla using ingredients not normally found in a traditional quesadilla. Southview Garage Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 7225 Sylvania Ave. Clothing, shoes, books, cds/dvds, household goods, small appliances, furniture, sports equipment and more. $5 bag sale at 1 p.m. •Safety Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sylvania Township Fire Station #4 8210 Sylvania Ave. Special Needs children, 11 a.m. to Noon; public, Noon-2 p.m., games and more.

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•German Dinner, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church 8307 Memorial Hwy. Ottawa Lake, Mich. German ethnic dishes prepared by cook Wolfgang Drescher. $12 each. •Pit Bull Awareness Day, 1-4 p.m. Wildwood Metropark Free dog training by area trainers, collar & leash exchange, community resources, free dog food, free microchipping by Pretties for Pitties. •A Bite for the Fight, 9-11 a.m. ProMedica Flower Hospital 5200 Harroun Rd. ProMedica Cancer Institute hosts A Bite for the Fight, benefiting Hickman Cancer Center programs at ProMedica Flower Hospital. Participants will march one mile through Flower Hospital’s campus. •CARE Walk of Remembrance, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Toledo Botanical Gardens ProMedica CARE Group is hosting the annual walk to acknowledge, honor and remember all perinatal losses: miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death. For more information, email by Oct. 8. •‘Camping with Henry and Tom,’ 8 p.m. Village Players Theatre 2740 Upton Ave. Henry Ford, Thomas Edison & President Warren G. Harding took a camping trip together into the Maryland woods to escape civilization and is the inspiration of the play.

•Oct. 14

Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch, 10 a.m. Holiday Inn French Quarter, The brunch is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Reservations can by made online at

Sylvania Fall Fest

Adam Fineske, Caitlin Brannan and Barbara Hudson judge pies during the annual pie contest at the 2017 Sylvania Fall Festival.



umpkin carving, trick-or-treating and dashing dinosaurs are just a few of the highlights of the 33rd annual Sylvania Fall Festival to be held Sunday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The longstanding event, hosted by the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce and presented by Cooper Smith and Dave White Chevrolet, will feature special events throughout the day.

Food and Vendors

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. dozens of food, craft, informational and vendor booths will line Main Street.


From 10 to 11 a.m., booth vendors along Main Street will pass out candy for trick-ortreaters. Children 12 and under are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes and participate.

Pumpkin Carving Contest


Adults 21 and older are invited to show off their pumpkin carving techniques during the inaugural Pumpkin Carving Contest from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pumpkins will be

judged by Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough. The winner will be announced at 12:45 p.m. and will receive a special award. Pumpkins will be provided, but contestants must bring their own tools and gloves. They must register in advance through the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce.

Dashing Dinosaurs

Don’t miss the Dino Dash at 1 p.m. Adults and children donning dino costumes will dash from Monroe Street to Maplewood Avenue kicking off the Fall Festival Parade.

Pie Contest

Calling all pie bakers! Submit your best homemade pies to be judged by celebrity judges. Prizes will be given in adult and youth (ages 6-16) categories. All pies must be completely made from scratch and dropped off at the Sylvania Historical Village between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m.

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For more details on participation in the pumpkin carving contest, Dino Dash, parade and the pie contest, visit The rain date for the festival is Sunday, Oct. 28.

Local adventurer returns to Antarctica with Sylvania flag When Victor Barricklow headed back to mentioned destinations, he traveled to Antarctica recently he brought along some Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, Italy, France, interesting items that he did not have during Spain, attended a travelers’ blog conference his last stint there. He packed a second pair in the Czech Republic, and went to the of jeans, several bottles of good wine, some Ukraine for a trip to Chernobyl. However, packets of lime for his favorite drink of soda during those travels, he had to make an water and lime and, most importantly, a unplanned trip to the United States for a Sylvania flag that he intends to fly over the new passport. “I ran out of stamp pages,” South Pole. Barricklow lamented. “Now I have an extra Shortly before he embarked on his return large book.” to the bottom of the Earth, Barricklow met Before returning to Sylvania, Barricklow with Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough to ask spent some time in Los Angeles and while permission to fly the city's colors. there decided on a quick trip to South a 2011 Barricklow, America, “to visit all seven Northview graduate, was on continents in one year,” he his way to medical school Wine is my Career said. after completing his “If I haven’t been there, undergraduate studies at Plan B and I keep my then I want to go,” cites Miami University. He took a options open, taking Barricklow. “I meet the most detour his senior year at the incredible people advantage of university when an electiveeverywhere. I have friends BIO 244: Viticulture and opportunities while I everywhere. We keep in Enology or, as many students look for Plan A. touch via Facebook and have come to call it, “the wine Instagram, allowing us to —Viktor Barricklow meet up. It is all great fun. tasting class” ignited his passion for wines. Following “And, I love the food and graduation, he worked three drinks wherever I go. I’ll eat jobs in Sylvania during the anything and believe me, I’ve summer to finance his way to Australia where he had procured a research position and a three month job in a winery. However, before arriving Down Under, he stopped off in New Zealand for five-and-ahalf weeks, where he learned about a job opportunity in Antarctica. When, what started out as a four-month summer job at an American research station was extended, Barricklow spent the winter working at the South Pole station. When the winter job ended, Barricklow did a quick tour of Southeast Asia before returning home for Christmas in Sylvania with his parents, Kati and Rick Barricklow. He celebrated the New Year with friends in Thailand, then traveled to India with a school friend from Miami before heading to South Africa for a three month job in a winery. “As long as I was in Africa, why not see more of the country?” he thought. Over the summer, Barricklow met his mother in Germany for a family wedding and he attended a second wedding in Sweden. In between the ceremonies, he took a side trip to Turkey and another to London. “Many times I find it cheaper to fly to one place or another rather than going directly to my destination, so I say, ‘why not?’ and off I go,” Barricklow reasoned. All in all, during Viktor Barricklow in his heavy duty the summer, in addition to the already Antarctica coat.

Viktor Barricklow is given permission by Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough to fly the Sylvania flag at the South Pole when he returns to work in Antarctica for another season. had some surprises. But, it’s all great. I learn so much about the culture of each place through the food I eat there,” he related.

What next?

“Who knows what I’ll do after my 13 months in Antarctica. I do know that I need to establish a base and work on my travel blog and some of the other projects I have in

mind. As I keep saying, wine is my Career Plan B and I keep my options open, taking advantage of opportunities while I look for Plan A,” he laughed. Meanwhile, his travel adventures can be found on “Gone Venturing, ” on YouTube and Instagram.

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Zion to offer annual German dinner

Pastor Terry Rebert of Zion Lutheran Church welcomes Dr. Murray Howe to the annual dinner on Oct. 13.

Annual ‘Celebrate the Senses’ gathering planned

The 15th annual “Celebrate the Senses” gathering will take place on Sunday, Oct. 7, in a new location, The Pinnacle, at 1772 Indian Wood Circle, in Maumee. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. so early-birds will be able to choose their favorite readers at preferred times. There will also be a Healing Circle taking place at 9 a.m. Appointments for readings and massages will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to mediums and healers, unique gifts and tools of enlightenment will be available from area merchants. Coffee, pastries and more will also be available. All ages are welcome; minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Admission is $5 cash-only, with no charge for children under 9. Readers and many vendors accept multiple forms of payment, however, cash is preferred. “I’m excited to provide an opportunity in northwest Ohio for guests to meet with gifted individuals for insight, healing and entertainment. Growing attendance at these events indicates how much people enjoy the opportunities,” said Janet Amid, host and astrologer. Amid is a nationally recognized astrologer, columnist and media personality with roots in the Toledo area. For more information, visit or call 419-882-5510.


The women of Zion along with German cook Wolfgang Drescher will again sponsor the annual German Dinner at Zion Lutheran Church, 8307 Memorial Hwy., Ottawa Lake, Mich. on Oct. 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pork loin, pork barbecue, oven baked chicken, spaetzle and other German ethnic dishes will be featured. The cost of the dinner is $12 and proceeds benefit the Zion food pantry, which is open on the second and fourth Tuesday morning each month and supplements the hunger needs of hundreds of individuals. Other proceeds will assist needy individuals who also have special needs. A special addition to the German dinner this year will be a presentation and book signing by author Dr. Murray Howe for his best selling book, “Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father.” His book was third on the best-selling list in Canada this past year.

As Dr. Howe, a radiologist in the greater Toledo area, explains on the cover of his book: “Gordie Howe may have been the greatest player in the history of hockey, but greatness was never defined by goals or assists in the Howe household. Greatness meant being the best person you could be, not the best player on the ice.” Unlike his two brothers, Murray Howe failed in his attempt to follow in his father’s footsteps to become a professional athlete. Yet his failure brought him to the realization that his dream wasn’t really to be a pro hockey player. It was to be like his father, amazing at something, but humble and gracious. Additional information can be obtained at or by calling the church office at 734-856-2921.

Bethany House presents the annual Unveiling Ceremony for the Northwest Ohio Silent Witness Project on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. A national initiative, the Silent Witness Project honors and memorializes girls and women killed in acts of domestic violence perpetrated by husbands, boyfriends or stalkers. In the past decade, more than 55 such murders have occurred in the community. Beverly Gooden, survivor, advocate and creator of the viral hashtag, #WhyIStayed, which was named by TIME magazine as one of the “Top 10 Hashtags That Started a

Conversation,” is the keynote speaker for the ceremony. Gooden will draw on personal experience to address common misunderstandings about domestic violence, with an emphasis on factors that keep victims from being able to leave. She also will suggest strategies for raising public awareness about the lethal realities of domestic violence, and offer support and compassion for the loved ones of victims who did not survive. For more information on this event, contact Mary Krueger, coordinator of the Northwest Ohio Silent Witness Project, at or call 419-727-4948.

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Sunrise Lions are coming up roses

Sunrise Lions Club President Daniel Miller points out the beauty of roses that are available for sale. The Sylvania Sunrise Lions Club is holding a “Thanks a Bunch” rose sale through Oct. 21. The sale idea came to the Sylvania Sunrise Lions Club from the Ashland Lions Club. “The Ashland club has done the sale for over 30 years,” stated Daniel Miller, president of the Sylvania Sunrise Lions Club. “Many local businesses purchase the flowers for their employees as a ‘thank you’ for a great year since it’s close to the holidays and they are delivered before Thanksgiving. It’s a great way to warm

the home and show you care while giving back to the community. We started doing this in 2016 and are looking to grow through business purchases.” Roses are available in red, yellow, pink or orange colors. The cost is $30 a dozen. For additional information or to order call 419606-9868 or Flowers can be picked up at the Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Do you like ghost stories? Would you like to know more about the haunted houses of Sylvania? Join the Sylvania Area Historical Society as members of the Toledo Ghost Hunters offer an “all Sylvania” presentation. TGH co-founders Harold St. John and Butch Leon, along with support crew Becky McClenathen, Michelle Maddux, and Dan and Carmen Kosminder have put together a compilation of their Sylvania

investigations. The program will take place Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Sylvania Heritage Center Museum, 5717 N. Main St. Those attending should meet in the carriage house in back of the Museum. This event is free and open to the public, with donations accepted. Parking is available in the city lot off Main Street and Maplewood Avenue. Plan to arrive early, as a full house is expected.

UT, Lourdes Students Clean the Stream

University of Toledo Engineering Council members Mathew Holt, Jochsana Varghess, Bryce Sigler, Emily Schretz, Jacob Steenrod and Connor Tristan join a team from Olander Park to clean the stream behind Kroger on Monroe Street.

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Clean Your Streams volunteer Bill Buri works with Lourdes students Chastin Peppers and Mariah Baker to clean trash on Sept. 22.

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Lourdes Ecology students Noah Yarman, Kaylie Baker and Scott Glawon volunteer to clean the area by stream behind the Sylvania Kroger.


Sylvania Township Fire Station #4, 8210 Sylvania Ave 11 a.m. - Noon - Special Needs Children Noon - 2 p.m. - General Public Bikes to be awarded to Sylvania and Sylvania Township children! Look for your Fire Safety Escape Plan coming home soon in your child’s back pack!


Toledo Ballet-Toledo Symphony form alliance

Toledo Ballet’s Artistic Director Lisa Mayer-Lang and Toledo Symphony’s President, CEO Zak Vassar look on as Marna Ramnath of TSO and Kimberly Howard of Toledo Ballet sign the agreement forming the alliance between the two organizations. The Toledo Symphony and Toledo Ballet have announced their plans to merge the area’s oldest performing arts institutions. The Toledo Symphony is celebrating its 75th anniversary and The Toledo Ballet is celebrating its 78th season. By joining forces, the Symphony and Ballet will build on an accumulated 153 years of performing arts history and reaffirm their shared focus on education. The merged organization will be known as the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts, or T.A.P.A.

The new nonprofit is expected to be effective January 1, 2019. The Symphony and Ballet will continue to operate as sibling brands under the T.A.P.A. umbrella. Zak Vassar, president and CEO of the Toledo Symphony will become CEO of the combined organization. The Toledo Ballet has operated for several months without an executive director. “This partnership is a natural one,” said Vassar, “The Toledo Symphony and Toledo Ballet have worked together for over 70 years, with the Symphony serving as the Ballet’s pit orchestra. Our archives are rich with collaborations, and we have a great history of working together to entertain and inspire this community.” The Toledo Symphony first performed with the Toledo Ballet in the 1949 performance of the Nutcracker. The orchestra has supported the Ballet in every Nutcracker since, celebrating the nation’s longest running production of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet. Additionally, the Symphony has presented dancers from Toledo Ballet in many of its series performances, including the Rite of Spring in 2015. “Marie Vogt choreographed several special performances for the Toledo Symphony in the 1950s under then-Music Director Wolfgang Streseman,” recalled Robert Bell, president emeritus of the Toledo Symphony. “There were special performances of music by Copland and Enescu at the Paramount and Rivoli theaters, too. The Ballet’s dancers beautifully enhanced each program with fresh choreography.” During this formative period of the Toledo Ballet under Vogt’s passionate and unwavering commitment to the art, the Symphony retained the Ballet for a variety of educational concerts as well as imaginatively staged productions of the Nutcracker Suite. The Symphony and Ballet also have common roots in education. The Toledo Symphony, through the Toledo Symphony School of Music and three Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras, provides music instruction to nearly 350 student performers each year. The Toledo Ballet School presents a comprehensive instruction program, including classical ballet, ballroom, jazz, tap, and hip hop. The Ballet School carries

certification from the American Ballet Theatre and welcomes 300 students annually. “The Toledo Ballet and Toledo Symphony Orchestra have been collaborating for approximately 78 years,” said Lisa Mayer-Lang, Artistic Director of the Toledo Ballet. “The merging of the two organizations solidifies what has been a wonderful and long-running relationship between us. We are thrilled to take these two organizations into a new direction of collaboration not only for the arts community, but also the entire Toledo region. I’m ecstatic that we will be working more closely with Toledo Symphony and expanding the collaborations that we’ve shared for over 70 years.” The Toledo Symphony School of Music, Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras, and Toledo Ballet School will maintain their separate instruction spaces. “In time, I expect that our education activities will come together under one roof,” said Vassar. In 2017, the Symphony and Ballet experimented with a shared service model, which ultimately led the organizations to explore a closer affiliation. Symphony staff assumed all marketing and box office responsibilities for the Ballet’s 2017 presentation of the Nutcracker. Proof was in the (Sugar Plum) pudding. In the first year of collaboration, Nutcracker ticket sales were up 25 percent, and the Ballet celebrated one of its most profitable seasons on record. The Symphony, which employs a professional staff of 30, will welcome the Ballet staff of six, to its downtown offices. The 15 trustees of the Toledo Ballet will join the 38 trustees of the Toledo Symphony to serve as the Board of Trustees for T.A.P.A. Three Ballet trustees will join 12 Symphony trustees in T.A.P.A.’s executive committee. Pam Hershberger, the Symphony’s Board Chair, will chair the new organization. The Symphony is currently planning its 2019-2020 season and envisions several large and small collaborations. Marie Vogt, founder of the Toledo Ballet, shared her enthusiasm for the merger, stating, “Music has always empowered my life—it will be very helpful for the dancers to hear that lovely music!”

GenoaBank Outing All About Fundraising

Playing together at the annual GenoaBank scholarship golf outing for Team Sutter were Kevin Bringe, Marty Sutter, Justin Moore and Rich Hillman. Held at Oak Harbor Golf Club on Sept 14, this year was the 24th annual event. Since 1994, GenoaBank has awarded over $115,000 in scholarships.


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Bach Flower Therapy sessions offered at Harmony in Life

Lindsay Samuelson, ND, prepares a Bach Flower Remedy for a client. Northview and Ohio State University graduate and Naturopathic Doctor Lindsay Samuelson, ND, has begun offering mini Bach Flower Therapy sessions for the public at Harmony in Life, 5747 Main St., in downtown Sylvania. Participants complete a multi-page questionnaire prior to their appointment, allowing Samuelson to assess their needs based on their responses and develop appropriate remedies. During the 20-minute session, participants discuss their answers with Samuelson to clarify issues important to them. According to Samuelson, Bach Flower Therapy was developed nearly 100 years ago by Dr. Edward Bach, a British bacteriologist. He realized that many of his patients’ illnesses were related to certain negative states of mind. After years of research, he discovered a set of 38 flower and herbal remedies that worked on these negative qualities within patients and paved the way to recovery from disease. While in California several years ago, Samuelson happened upon the book, “Bach Flower Therapy, Theory and Practice,” by Mechthild Scheffer at her aunt’s home and became intrigued with the concept. According to the author, Dr. Bach proposed that his flower remedies could flood a patient’s nature with the particular virtue needed to overpower the negative influence that was causing harm, uplifting their nature and bringing them closer to their spiritual self. He believed work with the remedies could release the negative energy blockage and change it to a positive, harmonious flow. “There is no true healing unless there is a change in outlook,

peace of mind, and inner happiness,” Bach said. Samuelson found her way to holistic medicine via a film-making career in Los Angeles. She began her journey whetting her appetite about holistic medicine when she first became aware of the benefits of acupuncture and yoga. These disciplines had helped her to eliminate the pain she experienced from lugging heavy pieces of equipment from job to job. She began to further explore these Eastern philosophies and decided to focus her career on health and disease. She enrolled in a vigorous four-year accredited Naturopathic medical school in Toronto where she studied the same subjects as an M.D.-bound student along with traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, botanical medicine, nutrition, hydrotherapy, manipulation techniques and mind/body medicine. She also spent four years in England specializing in homeopath, a model of medicine that is used by millions of people around the world everyday. It is considered safe and effective and can be prescribed alongside conventional medicine. Samuelson has also embraced Bach’s holistic approach to health, disease and healing, which is based on the concept of wholism, the perfect unity of all things and the uniqueness of every system contained within it. She also related to the concept that every symptom of body, mind or spirit gives us a particular message that we can make use of on our journey and that the Bach Flower Remedies system works via “healing by restoring harmony in awareness.” Now back in Sylvania, she works with patients in her office at Harmony in Life. According to Samuelson, her unique and intensive educational experience allows her to see each patient through a multitude of lenses. “As an ND, I approach illness and disease in a multi-faceted way. I spend a lot of time with each patient to get to the root cause of his or her issues and then can recommend a combination of natural therapies including herbalism, homeopathy, supplementation and more to find a remedy in nature to help the body mobilize its vital forces and eliminate the issues creating the disease or illness. I am also happy to be offering Bach Flower Remedy sessions, ” she noted. In addition, Samuelson teaches a series of classes at Harmony in Life.

Arts Celebration Held in Sylvania

Andrews inducted in Sylvania Hall of Fame

SCAC Executive Director Jennifer Archer, right, presents Toni Andrews with a glass plaque commemorating her induction to the Sylvania Hall of Fame on Sept. 27. Andrews is recognized for her lifetime commitment to the arts through her former gallery, The American Gallery, and her passion for local and regional artists and their work. She helped artists from all over the area sell their work and become the artists they are today.

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NV Bridge dedicated to 2017 Hall of Fame honoree Don Townsend

The 2017 Sylvania Community Arts Commission Hall of Fame inductee Don Townsend and his wife, Sandy, were honored Sept. 27 at a dedication ceremony of the new Northview High School bridge named in Townsend’s honor. School Superintendent Adam Fineske and Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough officiated at the ceremony.

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State Librarian Visits Sylvania Branches

Sylvania Branch Manager Ben Malczewski and Nicole Naylor, second from right, point out features in the children’s area to State Librarian Beverly Cain and State Library Government Affairs Coordinator Bill Manning on Sept. 20.


Ribbon Cut to Open Shay’s Carpeting

Duane Gilliland, Rachel Neff, Michelle Sprott, Bill Sanford, John Healey, Tim Taylor and Sylvania Town Crier Mike Lieber join Joe, Jr., Robin and Joe Shay of Shay’s Carpet as they cut the ribbon to officially open their second location in Mayberry Square.

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Physicians are newest members of Mercy Health practices

See-Yin So, DO See-Yin So, DO is the newest member of the women’s healthcare team at Sylvania Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4126 Holland Sylvania Rd., Suite 220. Dr. So received her medical degree from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa, and completed her residency with Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center. She is committed to helping women live a healthy life and is passionate about caring for pregnancies as well as providing adolescent education for young women about their development. “After completing my residency here, I’m excited to continue caring for women in the Toledo area,” said Dr. So. “I look forward to advocating for and educating my patients about their reproductive health. It is an honor to share in each patient’s journey, whether it be through her pregnancy, surgery, or natural changes.” Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Erin Heuring, MD dermatologist Erin Board-certified Heuring, MD, has joined the Mercy Health dermatology team at 4024 W. Sylvania Ave. She received her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga., and has joined Dr. Krishna Mutgi at Mercy Health - Dermatology. She has extensive experience researching dermatological subjects and treats common conditions such as acne, eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. Dr. Heuring also has expertise in diagnosing and treating specialized conditions such as genetic skin disorders, skin cancer, and autoimmune skin conditions. “The skin is a personal organ, closely-related to identity and self-worth. I feel privileged to treat skin disorders, as I can make a tremendous impact on patients’ quality of life,” she said. “I’m thrilled to join a community of like-minded physicians at Mercy Health, who collectively promise to make lives better – body, mind, and spirit.”

The Advance Group recognized in industry The Advance Group, 5800 Monroe St., in Sylvania, received a 2018 American Staffing Association Genius Award with honorable mention of distinction for The Advance Group Interview Follow-Up Campaign in the External Digital Publication class. The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. This national awards program recognizes the best and most innovative communications and marketing campaigns among ASA staffing agency members. The Advance Group, which provides solutions for staffing and HR challenges, was honored for candidate engagement. “When a candidate meets with us for the first time, we attempt to find an immediate opening at a

client location,” Advance Group CEO, Stacey Bigelow said. “Since this isn’t always possible, we started a campaign to commit to follow up communications with the candidate after this initial meeting. It’s important for people to know that you are still working on their behalf, even after they have left our office. This award is extremely special. We recognize that our candidates are important to our success. This award confirms that we have a program in place to make sure that our candidates know their importance.” A panel of communications and marketing experts selects the honorees based on the overall quality of their campaigns’ messaging, design and visual appeal, originality of approach, and outcomes.

On Sept. 20 the parking lot of Cornerstone Church, located at 156 E. Dussel Dr. in Maumee, was transformed into a celebration of 30 years of building impact with Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity and the community. The event included live music, kid’s inflatables, face painting, games, and food trucks. There was a 30-minute program and an opportunity for guests to build a shed and write messages of hope on the shed beams. “During the last 30 years, many people now have a decent place to live, when

previously that wasn’t possible,” said Michael McIntyre, Executive Director of Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity. In Toledo, 56 percent of households cannot afford a basic budget that covers the expenses of housing, food, and health-care, according to a 2017 United Way Alice Report. “Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to eliminate poverty housing. Our impact is measured by the thousands of volunteers, donors, team members, prayer groups, and families served, that can say, ‘I too was a part of that,’” added McIntyre.

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Dentist joins Oak Openings Dental Rosemary Chaban, D.D.S., joined Matthew Lark D.D.S., at Oak Openings Dental, 4315 Holland-Sylvania Rd., in August after completing a residency at The University of Toledo’s Medical College following her graduation from Howard University School of Dentistry. Chaban, who grew up in Sylvania and is a Northview graduate, is also a former gymnast. She currently coaches tumbling and is an active yogi. She met her husband, Ido Rottem, during a 2012 trip to Israel and they were married when he moved to America in 2015. He attends The University of Toledo majoring in electrical engineering. The couple live in Sylvania. “For as long as I can remember I have always been interested in teeth. I was even excited to get braces. Because I was so into teeth, during my early school years my dad arranged for me to shadow Dr. Matthew Lark, who is a long-time family friend. And that experience convinced me that dentistry was the career path I wanted to follow,” Chaban said. Dr. Lark, a general dentist, also offers services in six specialties. “He works with patients with TMJ disorders, sleep apnea, oral facial pain and more and I am available to provide general dental services to our patients,” Chaban reported. “We are so excited to have Dr. Chaban at Oak Openings, and we look forward to helping our patients with their dental and oral facial pain problems. We are using a medical risk model for early recognition of dental disease, with the end goal of early detection and prevention,” Lark offered. Chaban is available for patients on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday

from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and every other Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Recognized as TMJ, Airway Sleep Medicine, and Orofacial Pain Specialist

Matthew Lark, DD, recently became recognized as a TMJ Specialist, according to the Ohio State Dental Board. On March 7 the Ohio State Dental Board passed a motion that temporarily suspended the enforcement of the board’s specialty designation and advertising rules until the board has amended said rules to reflect this change. This amendment recognizes TMJ as a state board of dentistry specialty, equivalent to specialties like oral surgery, orthodontics, or endodontics. For Lark, TMJ and orifacial pain are two clinical areas of many that come as second nature, as he has served as the President of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and received extensive experience in temporomandibular disorders through his Orofacial Pain Certificate from Rutgers University. “Education is vital for all professions, but especially for dentists,” said Lark. “You cannot expect to meet the needs of today’s dental patients without seeking the knowledge and skills that are currently driving the industry. This recognition helps me be the best clinician and leader I can be, and will ultimately benefit myself, my team, and most importantly, my patients.” The temporomandibular joint, otherwise known as TMJ, acts as a sliding hinge, connecting the jawbone to the skull. TMJ disorders often cause pain to the jaw joint and

Rosemary Chaban, D.D.S., joins Matthew Lark, D.D.S., in his Oak Openings Dental practice. muscles controlling jaw movement. In most cases, the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders is temporary and can be relieved with self-managed care or nonsurgical treatments. Lark has a special interest in Sleep Medicine and he works in consort with local sleep physicians to provide diagnosis and treatment of airway disorders which may affect sleep. “Early diagnosis of children with sleep disorders can prevent serious problems such as ADHD and cognitive development,” stated

Lark. “Snoring is not as benign as once thought, in fact snoring can be a warning sign of sleep apnea or low oxygen concentration during sleep which can contribute to causation of hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to disease prevention.” Lark is a clinical instructor at the Kois Center for Advanced Dental Education in Seattle, Wash., and an associate instructor at the Ickert Teaching Centre in Langley, British Columbia.

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Tom Eisel and his grandson Aidan Andoniden have fun listening to the music.

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Leigh Ann Palmer-Virzi, Corey Drumhauer, Cinda Santorum, Homer Dzoitsi, Robbi Richards and Cathy Finch, and Denise Walsh enjoy a mini reunion at the event.

Bob and Sue Wambold enjoy the music, food, beverages and crowd.

Tim Hayden, Doug Wright and Robert Dickinson enjoy the bands. Nathan Pierce and Tara Sibert are greeted by Michelle Sprott and her daughter Natalie.

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Joe Zunk and Kate Ball have fun listening to the music at Local Fest.

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Sarah and Casey Nowicki buy a Sylvania blanket from the chamber’s merchandise booth.

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BY MARY HELEN DARAH There is something about a hometown hardware store. I love feeling like Norm from Cheers where everybody, well at least Brian Yeager, store manager at Sylvania Hometown Hardware, knows my name. Yeager is no stranger to the hardware business. He has been at Ace on Monroe Street in downtown Sylvania since its opening in April of 2011. “Before that, I was at the Home Depot for 10 and a half years then with Lowe’s for two years and was a manager for a meat and deli place in between,” he recalled. “They were different types of experiences, but I enjoyed them all because I love working with people. I truly say I love coming to work and mean it.”

A man of service

Yeager served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years and in the Air Force for three years. “Going into the military right out of school, doing active duty and then reserves, helped me be the people person that I am today,” he stated. “I still enjoy service to community. I help at the Sylvania Area Family Services. I have been volunteering there for 16 years. That’s one of my destination points to help others. They are there to help so many people. When you can be part of the community and make a difference, that’s what it’s all about.”

Building relationships

Brian Yeager, store manager at Ace Sylvania Hometown Hardware, visits with customer Larry Johnson and his four-legged friend Bella.

Yeager believes that people are the focus of his business. “I don’t care if they want to buy or just want to come in and talk,” he said. “We are here to help. We want to be the place to get answers. It’s fun to have people come in and see me just to gab or run an idea by me. I often tease people and ask them, ‘How else can I help you spend your money? Let’s talk about a new project.’” Yeager also feels that his employees are

hugely responsible for the store’s success. “Our employees range from ages 19 through their 50s and 60s. My 19-year-old employees might not know everything, but they have no problem finding the answer for the customer. You don’t get that at a lot of businesses anymore. Sometimes we can’t help them, but we’ll find a place that can. We have some restrictions on what we can do, but we are here to try everything we can do to help.”

Family first

The most important thing to Yeager is family. He stated, “My wife Edna and I have been married 28 years. My daughter is a nurse in the ER at Toledo Hospital, my other daughter is employed through Black Rock Grill, and my son is a part-time firefighter at Waterville and Richfield Center. They all went into the service field just like me and my wife. I have lived in Sylvania Township pretty much my whole life. I grew up behind Regency Hospital and graduated from Northview.”

Building the future

“I want us to be the hardware destination for Sylvania and the surrounding area,” stated Yeager. “I would love to make this store even bigger, yet now we can get anything for our customers online and find the items they need if we don’t have them in the store. Many people are saying that since Anderson’s closed, we are their store. I like it when people say, ‘Let’s see what ridiculous sales Brian has this month.’ If I can find a special, I will bring it in. We will continue being part of the community, which is hugely important to us. One business can’t be a community. I am excited more businesses are getting involved. We have our tough points, but we need to be strong and support each other. Please support your local businesses and shop local and always remember that ACE is the helpful place.”

Olivet Welcomes Preschoolers

Matt, Lori and Aden Bartkowiak gather for a photo the first day of preschool at Olivet Christian Nursery School.


Pancakes Were for Breakfast at Wildwood

Sue and Jim Scheib head to the pancake breakfast at Wildwood Preserve Metropark.

James and Viann Jacobs enjoy pancakes with their pooch at Wildwood Metropark.

Don Kellermeier and Penny Reder welcome guests to the event held on Sept. 8.

Tom Blochowski, on his first day as a volunteer, sells raffle tickets at the event benefiting the Metroparks of Greater Toledo.

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Toledo Symphony League President Kathy Scheer conducts the opening meeting for the League.

Members Shelli Jacobs, left, and Beth Bowman, right, enjoy the festivities.

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BY MARY HELEN DARAH Tara Stoll and Danielle Schroeder believe that it is cool to be kind. The two parents met at St. Joseph’s School in Sylvania. Schroeder has four children and Stoll has three. “Tara and I found very quickly after our boys met in kindergarten that we had many things in common. Both of us have the common desire to help our children and all children have a happy and healthy childhood and school experience. After countless cups of coffee and conversations over the problem of meanness and bullying in our world, we decided to stand together and try and make a difference. I have a Master’s degree in Education and Tara has a degree in Journalism, so it was very fitting that we could develop this program in a professional and effective manner. We wanted to make a difference and came up with an idea to have a pro social program that teaches kids about kindness instead of anti-bullying. What we found the most disturbing was that programs tend to focus on the kids that are doing negative behaviors. The kids that are being victimized are pushed to the side and told to ‘turn the other cheek.’ We wanted to empower the victim and go about things from a positive angle,” stated Schroeder.

Empower them with kindness

The two women created a program utilizing local teachers to help write lesson plans for the kindness program. Each lesson meets the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success, which are the National Guidance Counselor standards. The program has 11 topics that are presented in the classroom each month. “We have 13 schools, some outside of Ohio, that have a Be Kind Coordinator to implement the program. They decide if they want parent volunteers, teachers, or a guidance counselor to run the program. It is whatever works best for them,” stated Schroeder. The first lesson includes ‘kindness’ mail. Kids are given the names of two peers in their classrooms to write to using messages of kindness and encouragement. “We then go back in about a week and deliver the messages to the kids. Those kids cannot wait to get the messages from their peers,” stated Schroeder. “The ‘chalk out’ also coincides with the first lesson. Children were asked to write messages of courage, kindness, and inspiration in chalk. The entire blacktop was covered. It was beautiful to see.”


The program also encourages children to embrace their uniqueness. “When they appreciate what makes them distinctive and are proud of who they are, they will be more likely to stand up for themselves when a situation arises,” said Stoll. Schroeder believes that when a bully attempts to make fun of a child, it will not be as effective when they are proud of who they are. “So much of bullying is finding that little hole of vulnerability to get to that child. We try to fill that opening,” she stated. The program also addresses having the courage to stand up for themselves and others when necessary. “Other lessons follow an order that makes sense,” explained Stoll. “At the end of the program they will have learned strategies of what being courageous means through art activities, large and small group discussion, and dramatizations. The program keeps kids engaged and covers a wide range of learning abilities and grade level appropriate material. If a kids starts out in kindergarten, by the time they finish the 5th grade, they will have had 66 lessons on kindness. Lessons cover everything from how to write a thank you note to how to be a good friend,” stated Schroeder. “We also have a lesson about generosity. Kids are given pencils and other trinkets. Some are given many items while others are given a few. We had a kid who got only one item and gave that item away. We then could take that example of selflessness and discuss it further in the lesson.”

A kind future

Both women would love to see their program utilized worldwide. “The message is simple, BE KIND, and here’s how to do it,” stated Stoll. “We recently selected our first BKF grant winner. This grant is incredibly important to our mission because it continues the cycle of kindness that we address and teach in our 11 monthly lessons. This grant is awarded to one student at each BKF school each year. Students are nominated, judged and a winner is selected. That child is then afforded the opportunity to pick a charity of their choice as a recipient. The Be Kind First Foundation writes the check to the charity of their choice. They get to present the check to the charity, in one student’s case, The Victory Center. Simply by being the great kids they are, they are helping hundreds of people as well as being an example to their peers. They are the future and we know that kindness, often thought to be unpopular, will be universally known as ‘cool.’” For more information about Be Kind First visit or email

L-R: Dianne Barndt, Executive Director of The Victory Center, Mara Forgach, 2017-2018 BKF Grant winner for St. Joseph School, and Tara Stoll of Be Kind First.

Ray of Hope Honorees Named

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L-R: Additional Ray of Hope honorees are: Comunity Service-Barbara Baumgartner; Volunteer of the Year-Cheree Morris; and Arts & ScienceCrystal Burnworth who will be honored at the event on Oct. 17 at The Pinnacle. Honorees not pictured include Jackie Moore, LaValley Foundation and Jordon Topoleski.

Grant a Dream at Lakes of Sylvania

Al Henricks, center, his daughter Lindsay Martin, right, and grandson Mason Glassmoyer, friends Lily Keel and her mother Natalie Smalkdon, left, join members of the Toledo Travelers Motorcycle Club before the ride.

Frosty, the run director, gives Alan Henricks, left, a Traveler shirt before the ride Saturday, Sept. 22. The hour-plus ride took Henricks to several of his favorite locations before returning for pizza and beer, another part of Henrick’s wish.

Alan Henricks, rides in style in the side car with Partz of the Defiance Rollin Thunder Motorcycle Club who brought his bike to Sylvania for the ride.

Staff members from the Lakes of Sylvania, a Trilogy Senior Living Community, grant Alan Henricks’ wish through the company’s ‘Live A Dream’ program.


Zepf’s Chief Clinical Officer named

Jennifer Jancsin M.A., L.P.C.C Deb Flores, CEO of the Zepf Center recently announced, “After an internal, regional and national search we are pleased to welcome Jennifer Jancsin M.A., L.P.C.C., in the role as Chief Clinical Officer. She will

assume the duties of Kathy Didion, who requested to change her role at Zepf Center. We are grateful for Kathy Didion’s service to Zepf and are pleased to announce she will assume the Director of Clinical Quality duties.” Jancsin has over 10 years of managerial and clinical experience in behavioral health and has been with the agency since 2005. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory Endorsement in the State of Ohio and specializes in working with the severe and persistently mentally ill population. Jancsin earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan and went on to pursue a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from The University of Toledo. Jancsin participated in UT’s College of Business and Innovation’s Advanced Leadership Academy in 2015, which she was nominated to on the basis of her academic and professional record. She has been a member of Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society since 2003 and was recognized as Student of the Year in 2006. This year, the honor society recognized her again for outstanding skills and support as a counseling supervisor. She received Supervisor of the Year for 20172018 from the Northwest Ohio Counseling Association. In addition to her work at the agency, she is currently a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education program at The University of Toledo and teaches counseling courses at the master’s level. In her spare time she has restored a 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air, is an avid gardener, and loves to travel.

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Touch A Truck Fun at Heartland

April Ayers and Eli Frasure enjoy exploring the excavating equipment at the Touch a Truck event. Kids and adults also enjoy a fire truck, ambulance, police car, dump truck with hydraulic lift and more.

Nolan, Logan, Amber, Mason and Jaxon Schwichtenberg enjoy kids crafts at the Heartland at ProMedica Touch a Truck event on Sept. 15. Over 1,000 guests also enjoy music and food trucks.

Macie Sheskey and her mom, Jamie, donate healthy canned goods for the ProMedica Food Drive during Touch a Truck at Heartland at ProMedica.

Luke Wasielewski colors a truck to take home from the Touch a Truck event held on the ProMedica Flower Hospital campus. The free event was open to the community.

Moose Valued Veterans Help a Vet

Sylvania Moose 1579 Valued Veteran President and Ohio State Moose Association Valued Veteran President Greg Muter, fourth from left, presents a check to Veterans Matter’s Ken Leslie, third from left, to be used to house a homeless veteran. Valued Veteran Secretary/Treasurer Dick Schuller, Moose Governor Bob Whalen, Valued Veteran Vice President Bob Armstrong and Lodge Administrator Gary Muter look on. The local group raised the money through donations and a series of fund-raising events. ‘I am proud of how Sylvania Moose Lodge members have come together to help this cause. With our volunteers and some special functions, we have been able to donate to Veterans Matter and get a veteran off the street forever. It does not stop here. Our commitment, with the support of our members, is to continue to work to get more homeless veterans off the street,’ Muter said. To help, contact him at or call 770-314-3317.

Books Are Signed at Angela’s Angels

Author Patty Slupecki autographs her book ‘Suddenly Widowed’ for Mary Schoen at Angela’s Angels during a book signing on Sept. 22.

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Set the mood for fall with rustic, farmhouse-style decor Zoo Brew at The Toledo Zoo Malawi Event Center Friday, Oct. 5, 7-11 p.m. Sample brews from local microbreweries and distributors, listen to music from The Bradberries and enjoy the Luminous Nights, artistic lantern show (included in ticket price). Concession stands open throughout the park. Tickets $50 zoo members and $55 non-members available at Authors! Tiffani Thiessen’s Pull Up A Chair Book Tour E.L. Bowsher High School 2200 Arlington Ave., Toledo Saturday, Oct. 6, 7 - 8 p.m. Hosted by the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Thiessen will be signing copies of her new cookbook. Books can be preordered or purchased at the event. The event is free, first come, first serve seating. For information, call 419259-5200. Tickets available at

Inspirational and Vegan Cooking Workshop Maumee Bay Kitchen and Bath 5758 Main St. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6 - 8 p.m. Rhonda Long CPC presents Igniting Your Soul’s Purpose, a motivational workshop featuring a vegan cooking demo and meal by Susan Herhold of The Leaf and Seed. Hear Herhold’s inspiring story of her path to living her dream. $40/person. Register at WINE TASTINGS Sofo’s Italian Market 5400 Monroe St. Wednesdays, 5 – 7 p.m. Weekly wine tasting and fabulous food by Chef Frankie. Prices vary depending on wines offered. Bottle Shop at Mancy’s Italian 5453 Monroe St. Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Weekly tasting. Pours begin at $3.

Holiday decorations don’t need to be formal or fussy. Sharon Perry of Cream Living, a shop in downtown Toledo specializing in French country farmhouse decor, shares ideas for creating rustic and cozy gathering spaces for fall. Top: “Use vintage silver platters or plates as bases for vignettes. They cast a wonderful glow when you put candles on them,” offered Perry.

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Sharon Perry stands next to a refinished antique dresser at Cream Living. To get that rustic vibe in your home, she suggests decorating with natural elements such as antlers, feathers, pinecones and driftwood.

Perry created a dining table arrangement in an old drawer. “Faux candles take the worry out of night-time entertaining, and nonscented versions won’t compete with your dinner,” she commented.

When creating a display, Perry likes to elevate some of the items. “Use old books, pillars and upside down trays or buckets to add height to a vignette. This makes it more visually appealing,” she said.

For the farmhouse look, Perry uses vintage or mismatched dishes. Above: she topped each setting with a foam pumpkin that she coated with chalk paint and finished with feathers and driftwood. - by Jennifer Ruple

So long summer — I’ve fallen for autumn

Chorizo and Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

Heat oven to 350 F. In a glass baking dish, place squash cut side down and bake for 30 minutes. Turn squash over, season with salt and pepper, cover with foil and bake 25-30 minutes or until tender. While squash is baking, prepare filling. In a large sauté pan, cook chorizo, onion and celery until sausage is cooked through and veggies are soft. Add garlic and thyme and cook 1 minute more. When squash is ready, combine sausage mixture with cooked rice and stuff into squash halves. Bake 10 minutes more until both squash and filling are hot. (Recipe by Jennifer Ruple)

Confetti Corn

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This colorful side dish is sure to brighten any harvest table. Made with fresh corn and sweet bell peppers, it’s a great way to add more veggies into your diet.

BY JENNIFER RUPLE It seems like just yesterday I was eagerly waiting for opening day of the Sylvania Farmers I looked Market. forward to visiting with old friends, talking with farmers and vendors, and planning recipes for Jennifer Ruple this column. I was also excited to receive my first produce share from the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program I had just joined. Fast forward four months… we’ve got just a couple more market days to go, and I’ve got just a few more veggie deliveries. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun and good food! On a lighter note, I am happy to report that being part of a CSA program was a terrific culinary experience. I purchased a share of a local farmer’s crop, and in return, I received a box of freshly-picked produce every other week. My goals for participating were simple: eat more veggies, broaden my produce go-to list and share ideas with readers. In June, I played around with beets for the first time and made what turned out to be a beautiful raspberry colored Roasted Beet Hummus. A second batch inspired a platter of Roasted Balsamic Beets. Tender green veggies made their debut early in the summer. From them came sautéed Peas and Pancetta and Tortellini with Asparagus and Peas. In July, cucumbers, zucchini and summer squash made their entrance and became delicious summer sides including Grilled Summer

Squash Pasta, Creamy Cucumber and Radish Salad, and my favorite, Zucchini Au Gratin. I also learned a thing or two. Garlic scapes, the curly stalks that grow from the garlic bulb, can be used for flavoring just like their cloves. And then there are ground cherries which I tried for the first time while visiting farmer Cody at nearby Ottawa Lake Heritage Farm. If you get the chance, stop by the farmers market and let our local farmers and vendors know how much you’ll miss them over the winter. They’ve got everything to help you transition to the new season – corn, squash and apples, candles, wine, brightly colored chrysanthemums, and of course, pumpkins. Happy fall!

Serves 6 6 ears of corn, cut off the cobb 2 large red bell peppers, chopped 1 large green bell pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, diced 2 tablespoons butter Salt and freshly ground black pepper In a large sauté pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add veggies and salt and pepper to taste. Sauté until corn is cooked but still firm and peppers and onions are tender, about 15 minutes. (Recipe by Stephanie Alexander)

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

I love eggplant parmesan, but I don’t like to use all the oil that’s needed for frying the breaded slices. For a lighter version, I bake the slices which results in a crisper round. This recipe can be easily doubled for a 9 x 13 pan. Serves 4 1 large eggplant peeled and cut into ½-inch slices Salt 1 egg 1 tablespoon water 2 cups Italian breadcrumbs 12 ounces marinara sauce 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese

Chorizo and Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

Chilly fall evenings call for dinners with a little heat. Flavorful chorizo, pork sausage with spicy seasonings, leads the cast of ingredients in this dish. Savory onions, garlic and fresh thyme play well against the mildly sweet and soft acorn squash. Serves 4 2 large acorn squash, halved and seeds removed Salt and pepper to taste 2 cups long grain and wild rice cooked in lowsodium chicken broth ½ pound chorizo 1 medium onion, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Spiced Ground Cherry Compote

If you’ve never tasted a ground cherry, you may not know what to expect. A member of the tomato family and similar looking to the tomatillo, ground cherries taste a bit like pineapple. Their flavor is enhanced in this compote with the addition of lemon, nutmeg and vanilla bean. Serves 6 4 cups fresh ground cherries, husked and washed Zest from half a lemon Juice from 1 lemon ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup sugar 1 vanilla bean In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 week. (Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens, Oct. 2018)

Spiced Ground Cherry Compote ¼ teaspoon dried parsley flakes 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese Fresh basil, thinly sliced Cooked pasta (optional) Sprinkle eggplant slices with salt and set on paper towels. Allow to sit for 30 minutes to extract any excess water. Coat 2 baking sheets with olive oil spray. Set aside. In a shallow bowl, whisk together egg and water. In another shallow bowl, add breadcrumbs. Dip each slice of eggplant in egg and then in breadcrumbs, coating the whole slice. Set on baking sheets. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Flip eggplant slices and bake another 20 minutes. In an 8 x 8 baking dish, layer marinara sauce, eggplant slices and mozzarella cheese. Repeat two more times. Sprinkle with parsley and Parmesan cheese. Cover dish with foil and bake 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to set for 5 minutes before slicing. (Recipe by Jennifer Ruple)


Sisters of St. Francis and Friends Gather at Gala

Honorary Chairs Dick and Kathy Faist welcome guests to the Sisters of St. Francis annual gala.

Sr. Mary Jon Wagner congratulates Janet Robinson, MSN, PhD, recieves the St. Francis Award for life-long demonstration of Franciscan values.

Gloria Renda, of Steubenville, Ohio, is honored with the St. Clare Award for her exemplary contributions to society.

Lourdes President Mary Ann Gawelek, left, talks with Mike Lampkowski, Sandra Hylant and Gayle Lampkowski.

Barbara and Craig Stough meet with Sister Mary Jon Wagner, Congregational Minister.

Dolly and Richard Flasck visit with Sister Jordan, center.

Mary and Bob Arquette talk with Pete Najarian and his wife, Donna Pollex Najarian.

Sisters Ann Lorette Piekartz and Judy Ann Beaudry share a laugh at the annual gala.




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Lourdes to offer ‘The Full Bodied Degree’ program in 2019

Lourdes University President Mary Ann Gawelek and Vice President for Academic Affairs Terry M. Keller announced the institution’s newest undergraduate program – a Bachelor of Science in Craft Beverages. This one-of-a-kind program prepares budding microbrewers and vintners to master the art, science and business of winemaking, brewing and distilling. The first classes will begin in August 2019. The University is the first higher education institution in the United States to offer such a comprehensive bachelor’s degree program. Known as The Full Bodied Degree, Lourdes crafted the program in response to industry needs. “Our administration and excellent faculty strive to be a University that is innovative by choice. To meet the needs of students and employers, we continue to build and expand our partnerships in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors,” said Dr. Gawelek. The craft beverage industry continues to grow. In the U.S., more than 6,600 breweries and 7,946 wineries are currently operating and employ more than 1.8 million individuals. The brewing industry in particular has realized unprecedented growth with 33,716 new brewing jobs, a 614 percent growth in brewery establishments, and a 126 percent increase in employment from 2006 to 2016.

Full Bodied Degree Program

Students can complete the program in four

years with three internships. One will be through the University’s Irish study abroad program and the others through opportunities across the U.S. Brewing and vineyard internship partners include Inside the Five, Black Cloister, Twin Oast, Upside, Heidelberg Distributing, select vineyards in California, and Galway Hooker and Nephin Distillery in Galway, Ireland. Inside the classroom, students will benefit from extensive courses in the artisanship, science, sustainability and business operation of the craft beverages industry. In line with the University’s Franciscan values, the curriculum will instill in students and future craft beverage professionals the importance of a respectful approach to the industry in regards to responsible drinking. “Lourdes has designed a program that has contemporary curriculum supported by experiences in the industry. Our brewing and vineyard partners are excited to work with our students and provide them with the professional skills and knowledge needed to be successful,” added Keller. The announcement was made at a celebration held at Inside the Five Brewery in Sylvania, owned by Brandon and Katie Fields and Chris Morris. Those interested in the Bachelor of Science in Craft Beverages program can contact an admissions counselor at 419-885-5291, or visit

Lourdes President Mary Ann Gawelek and board of trustees member Sandra Hylant are pleased about the new program.

Sister Ann Carmen Barone, OSF, tries a craft beer sample at Inside the Five during the announcement.

Lourdes CFO Jeff Williams takes a sample of a craft beer.

Dave Riley joins Nick and Melissa Dallas of UpSide Brewery at the Lourdes event.

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Tipping the Tables for Student Scholarships

Katie Fineske, Lourdes alumnae, Adam Fineske and Lourdes President Mary Ann Gawelek at the Lourdes Celebrity Wait Night.

L-R: Lourdes Athletic Director Janet Eaton, Sister Ann Carmen and Sister Barbara are all smiles at the event held Sept. 10.

Assistant to the President for Institutional Relations Brittanie Kuhr attended with her parents, Sylvanians Pat and Jeff Kuhr. Lourdes raised more than $15,000 for student scholarships during the annual Celebrity Wait Night. According to President Gawelek, the Celebrity Wait events have raised more than $140,000 for student scholarships in the past five years.

Lourdes announces fall enrollment increase

Lourdes University President Mary Ann Gawelek reported a 13.4 percent increase in this year’s fall enrollment. A total of 1,427 Lourdes students are currently enrolled compared to 1,258 in fall 2017. Undergraduate enrollment is 1,084, up 4.5 percent, and graduate enrollment is 343, up 12.8 percent from the previous year. This semester, the University welcomed inaugural students in its Doctor of Nursing Practice and M.Ed. in Special Education programs as well as the men’s and women’s bowling teams. St. Mary Catholic Central High School of Monroe, Mich. and Lourdes University will sign a Catholic Commitment agreement. The Lourdes University Catholic Commitment program guarantees admission to promising

students at select national Catholic high schools. “We are pleased to extend guaranteed admission to talented students from such a great high school as St. Mary Catholic Central High School,” said Lourdes University President Mary Ann Gawelek. “This is an important step in strengthening the relationship Lourdes has with excellent Catholic high schools and academies who prepare graduates for college success.” To qualify, high school seniors must graduate with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. These students can also receive a Lourdes Scholarship ranging from $3,000 to $8,000 per year based on their GPA. An ACT or SAT score is not required to earn guaranteed admission.

Gawelek Offers State of the University

Lourdes student Flynn Hamilton, who lives on campus in Sylvania, with Lourdes President Mary Ann Gawelek and Board Chair Jim Haudan, chair and co-founder of Root Inc., at the annual State of the University address by President Gawelek.

Mayor Craig Stough and Lourdes President Mary Ann Gawelek chat before the Sept. 25 breakfast. Gawelek welcomed the community to the campus for the annual State of the University speech.

Osbaldo Senderos is the Lourdes honored athlete. Senderos plays the forward position on the men’s soccer team. He scored a goal in the 67th minute of the Lourdes’ Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference-opening game helping the team score a victory over UM Dearborn.

Honored Lourdes athlete is freshman Ryan Fries, a Southview High School graduate. Fries is a member of the Lourdes men’s golf team. He fired a 4-under par 68 and won at the Spiess Invitational hosted by Defiance College and also took Medalist honors. His score is tied for the fifth best score in school history.

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Lourdes soccer team/Love Your Melon hold match as fight against pediatric cancer


The Lourdes University Women’s Soccer Team and Head Coach Jackie Phillips made its recent home match a “Gold Out” against pediatric cancer. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and gold is the official color of pediatric cancer. One of the Gray Wolves team members, Alyssa Swanson, knows all too well the effects pediatric cancer can have on young people and their families. Having beaten cancer at a young

age, she and the team wanted to raise awareness and funds for this worthy cause. Supporting the Gray Wolves “Gold Out” match was Lourdes University’s Love Your Melon student organization. “The ‘Gold Out’ match was a wonderful way to show our support for Alyssa, the Gray Wolves soccer team as well as all young people who are or have dealt with cancer,” said Anna Swartz, president of Love Your Melon.

Sylvania Pickleball Hosts Tourney

Men’s 3.0-5 team members Rob Guthrie, Marty Rini, Jim Nichols, Mounir Boutros, Bill Kyser and Rick Griffith.

Women’s 3.0-3.5 team members Nancy McKelvey, Kristin Villaflor, Chris Fabiilli, Jeanie Lee, Judy Babula and Wendy Schwark.

The Sylvania Pickleball Club hosted its first tournament Sept. 15. Twenty-eight two-person team entries played at five different skill levels at the club’s new six-court facility at Veteran’s Memorial Field. To learn more about Pickleball, email –by Jennifer Douglas

Sylvania water polo team looks forward to season BY SNEHA KAMATH

The Sylvania Water Polo team, coached by Alberto Almeida, Kaelie Peer and Kyle Smolen, competed against St. Francis at Northview on Sept. 4. While St. Francis won the game, Coach Almeida expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance, as he noted the effort and competitive spirit that the team displayed that night. Sylvania Water Polo is comprised of two teams, a co-ed junior varsity and an all boys varsity team. Junior varsity players include Liam Wisnewski, Adrian Almeida, Lindsay Fils, Gavin Burke, Lydia Sorensen, Reece Disalle, Jack Ryan, Brooke Junio, Tommy McKinnon, Mark Gerzon, Collin Howell, Frank Lee, Aaron Krajicek, Jackson Bollin, Luke Humason and

Olivia Blodget. Many of these team members also play on the varsity team, too, which is made up by Edward Liu, Adrian Almeida, Joey Golding, Gavin Burke, Alek Matuszynski, Joseph Turley, Kevin Gaynor, Reece Disalle, Jack Ryan, Benny Golding, Tommy McKinnon, Thomas Peacock, Frank Lee, Sammie Young and Liam Wisnewski. Although team practices take place at Northview, the team currently consists of Southview, Northview and St. John’s students; students who do not attend schools on this list but are interested in joining the team are welcome as well. Those who are interested should email Coach Albert Almeida at for more information regarding practices and game schedules.

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NV Golf Team Takes NLL Title

L-R: Max Adamshick, Lucas Patterson, Coach Timm, Adam Czerniakowski, Connor McCann, Coach Mike Czerniakowski, Jacob Geis, Teddy Schroyer and Cam Donahue. The Northview boys’ golf team won the Northern Lakes League championship for the second consecutive year. Members shot 309 at Eagles Landing golf course in a nail biter. The score tied Perrysburg. In the NLL, six golfers compete and the best four scores are used. The Wildcats won the tiebreaker, which went to the next best score (fifth place on each team). The Wildcats have dominated league play in recent years. This is the fifth year out of the last seven that the Wildcat golfers have won the league title, with two narrow second place finishes. The varsity team consists of seniors Connor McCann and Jacob Geis, juniors Adam Czerniakowski and Teddy Schroyer, and sophomores Lucas Patterson, Max Adamshick, Cam Donahue, Jack Schlageter, and Charlie Riggs. Lucas Patterson earned first team all-league for the Wildcats. Adam Czerniakowski, Teddy Schroyer and Jacob Geis earned second team honors. Max Adamshick earned third team all-league. The feel-good story of the tournament went to Connor McCann, who is the team’s top returning golfer from last year’s league championship/state qualifying team. He has struggled all fall after having a great summer golf season, but has kept working hard to get his game back. He turned in a six over par 78, and wound up sinking the putt that clinched the championship for Northview. The Wildcats’ head coach is Mike Czerniakowski and their JV coach is Rich Timm. They are in their 15 season together coaching the boys’ golf team.

Fall Spuyten Duyval golf scamble planned A golf scramble will take place at Spuyten Duyval Golf Course on Sunday, Oct. 7. The cost is $45 per player or $180 per team which includes greens fee, a cart, chili, hotdogs and cash prizes. $60 per team goes to cash prizes. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with a shotgun

start at 10 a.m. One person participating will win a 2019 golf membership. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place 18 hole score, the low front 9 score and the low back 9 score and skins. Call 419-829-2891 to register.

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Olivia Materni is a 4-year varsity volleyball player. As a team captain, she has helped the Cougar Volleyball team to a 10-2 start, including a thrilling win at Northview. Liv is currently leading the NLL in aces with 35. Head Coach Michael Sebring added, “Liv has grown a lot as a player and leader over the last two seasons. I can always count on her to challenge her teammates, to stay focused and get the job done, especially when we start to struggle. She is one of the most versatile offensive players on the team, is able to score points for us in a variety of ways, and is one of the best defensive players in the back row.” Olivia has committed to continuing her academic and athletic career at Owens Community College.

Cameron Garcia is team captain and a 3-year letter winner on the boys cross-country team. This year he placed in the top 30 in three out of four meets, and most recently finished 8th at the Chet Sullwold Invitational at Ottawa Park. Cam has also earned three varsity letters in track. Coach Tony Menna added, “Cameron exudes confidence in his leadership style and lives by the philosophy ‘Attitude reflects Leadership.’ This is demonstrated by offering his teammates advice daily and giving his all as an athlete despite any obstacle that he is faced with.” Cameron plans to attend the University of Akron where he will major in biology. —photos by John Crisman of AssetWare Event Photography

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Girl empowerment and leadership summit planned Total Package Girl, a teen and pre-teen girl confidence and leadership brand based in Toledo announced its third annual Total Package Girl Leadership Summit to be held Sunday, Oct. 7, 1-4 p.m., at the Stranahan Theater. Among the notable lineup of speakers are northwest Ohio natives; Alyson Stoner, Camp Rock and Step Up actress and recording artist; Maya Ramirez, Project Runway: Junior winner and fashion designer; Caly Bevier, “America’s Got Talent” semi-finalist. Other compelling speakers who will share their stories include athletes, corporate executives, physicians and area media personalities Kristi Hoffman, confidence and leadership expert and CEO of Total Package Global, the brand’s professional and personal development parent company, is the organizer behind the event. “This day, for girls 11 – 17, is filled with powerful and compelling real-time stories, inspirational moments, and empowerment interactive talks, all promising to build confidence and a growth mindset. Attendees get to see an incredibly courageous lineup of girls and women, and hear powerful “unplugged” stories about strength, courage, solutions, and practical advice.” Topics explored at the summit are taken straight from Hoffman’s bestselling Teen Social Issues book, “Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life.” Topics and personal anecdotes addressed include: mean girls, cyber bullies, gossips, personal confidence and strength, popularity, adversity, and secret weapons for leadership success. For more information, visit:

Event tickets are on sale now through the Stranahan Theater box office at or at and click on “Empower Yourself” or by calling 419-381-8851. Individual tickets are $25 and $35 for a VIP meet-and-greet with the speakers following the event. Group rates for 10 or more are $20 and $30 respectively.

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Sylvania Schools host job fair On Oct. 9, from 12:30-5:30 p.m., the Sylvania school district will hold a job fair for non-teaching substitute positions. The event is being held at the Sylvania Schools Administration Building, 4747 N. Holland Sylvania Rd, 1st floor. Anyone interested should fill out an application through the website, Needed are substitute bus drivers, which position pays $17.00/hour upon completion of training, including paid CDL Training, ($8.30/hour) with a minimum four work hours per day guaranteed during the school year. No prior commercial driving experience is required. The requirements to apply are a clean driving record, great with kids and excellent customer service skills, must be 25 years of age, must pass BCI/FBI background checks and drug tests. Additional open substitute positions include Special Education Paraprofessional$12.00/hour; Special Education Bus Aide-

$12.00/hour; paraprofessional-$10.00/hour; custodian-$11.50/hour; cafeteria- $10.00/hour; Secretary-$11.50/hour; resource consultant (Library Assistant)-$10.00/hour; Requirements are kid friendly, excellent customer service skills and pass BCI/FBI background check. Paraprofessionals must obtain an Educational Aide permit through ODE.

Girls in grades 5 through 7 interested in exploring STEM and their creative side are invited to Notre Dame Academy’s Maker Mash. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in NDA’s new maker space. Attendees will create with the vinyl cutter and at other tinker stations with help from the members of NDA’s Maker Club. Cost is $10. Space is limited to the first 20 girls. RSVP at

Zach Turner has been a member of the Northview Band Program all four years of high school. He has been a tremendous asset to the band program. As a multiinstrumentalist, Zach performs both on alto and baritone saxophone. During his time at Northview, Zach has been a member of the Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Pep Bands, and has performed in OMEA festivals. Zach has also been involved in Northview Theatre, Choir department, National Honors Society, Science Olympiad, and Math Club. He is the son of Jim and Priscilla Turner.

NDA plans ‘Maker Mash’

St. Ursula Academy senior Grace Anne Poturalski earned semifinalist honors in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Sylvania resident, she is the daughter of Allan and Kristin Poturalski. Less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors earn this level of recognition, and these students represent the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

Sylvania High School Reunion

Sylvania High School Class of ‘63 is holding its 55th reunion Friday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at the homecoming football game with afterglow at JoJo’s at Mayberry Plaza, Centennial Road. Food and beverages are available to purchase. On Oct 13, a 6 p.m. dinner will be at Sylvania Moose on N. Main Street. $35.00/person and beverages to purchase. Contact Sandi Lemmon via email or 419-270-8274.

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Matthew Ley has performed with the band on tuba since he was in sixth grade. He is a squad leader in marching band, a 2-year section leader and a 4-year member of Symphonic Band and has earned Superior Ratings in the Ohio Music Education Association Solo & Ensemble contest. Matthew was recently accepted in the Philharmonic Orchestra with the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestra. Director Alison Knowles added, “Matthew is an incredibly motivated musician and funny character.” Outside of band, Matthew is involved in Theater Tech and works at Pinnacle Electronics, After high school, Matthew plans to study Theater Technology.


Jordan Edgar, who is a four-year member of the Southview Orchestra, has helped lead the 2nd violin section as an upperclassmen, conducting several sectional rehearsals and mentoring younger violinists. Director Megan Fitzpatrick said, “Jordan is an integral member of the orchestra. She does not simply contribute by learning the music. She volunteers for junior high concerts, fundraisers, and anything else that may be needed by the group. Her dedication and character help to set a positive tone at our rehearsals and events.” After graduation, Jordan plans on studying computer graphics at Kent State.

Safety Patrol members know their jobs BY KILLEEN FRENCH-HILL

The Safety Patrol at Maplewood Elementary School consists of four areas of service: kindergarten guards, door holders, crossing guards, and hall monitors. Each of these categories has different responsibilities, but they all teach the importance of leadership to the fifth graders who participate in Safety Patrol. The program is open to fifth graders, who begin their training in the late spring of fourth grade. After signing up, fourth graders are trained by a current fifth grader. During the training sessions, the fourth graders shadow a guard who knows what is expected. The fourth grader learns all the details for this important position. The majority of fifth graders receive the assignment of Kindergarten Guard. The responsibilities of this type of guarding are

plentiful, yet simple. Each individual is given a classroom, along with a form of transportation. It is his or her duty to bring the kindergarteners to where they belong. There are a few challenges to this, though. As kindergarteners, it is almost natural for them to run around and want to stay close to their friends. Luckily, people have been trained for this. The guards will gather up their kindergarteners, and merely stand close to where the kindergartener would like to be until they are dismissed. Some people may think that Safety Patrol is a dreary job, but in truth it has many benefits. It is an opportunity to get to know the people around you, and practice leadership skills. In kindergarten guarding especially, you always get a warm feeling after assisting other students. As one teacher has said, “When the younger kids look at you, they think of you as the cool kids. You want to let them know that they are safe with you, and that you know how to stay safe.” That is a fact!

Killeen French-Hill, center, walks kindergarten students Ellie and Liam to their bus after school.

SJJ alumni speak

Musician Honored Emily Elekonich began singing in choir at Timberstone and is now in her fourth year of choir at Southview. She has been taking voice lessons for four years and has earned superior ratings in the highest competition class at OMEA Solo and Ensemble contest. For the past two years, Emily has earned a spot in the OMEA District Honors choir and performed at Stranahan Theater with the group. In addition, Emily participated in last year’s musical, “Curtains,” and plans to continue singing in college. One of her favorite choir memories is earning her first superior rating at her first Solo and Ensemble contest. She says, “I was shocked but very happy and proud of my performance.”

Renovations a welcome sight for St. Ursula students

St. Ursula Academy’s new entrance

The new science lab.

St. Ursula Academy’s students returned to school Sept. 4 with some new surprises. After an extremely long summer for students, the local high school’s renovations were finally complete including a new Black Box Theatre, counselor offices, welcome areas, a new dining commons, and a science lab. Students now enjoy a new place to study with their friends in the campus commons. The Black Box Theatre offers classes to students interested in the theatre arts, such as Advanced Acting and Elements of

Technical Theatre. This new theatre space is also helping the performing arts department produce its next musical, “Mamma Mia,” in January of 2019. The renovated counselor offices offer a more accessible way to discuss course offerings and college planning with the administration. The new science lab hosts Honors Anatomy & Physiology, a science course for grades 11 and 12. The renovations were made to accommodate the school’s 541 female students and future students in grades 6-12 for many years to come.


Former Sylvania resident Marc Lautenbach, St. John’s Jesuit high school class of ‘79, now president and CEO of Pitney Bowes, and Jon Alexander, film industry visual effects artist with Lucasfilm Ltd., spoke to SJJ students Sept. 28 as part of the 2018 Alumni Speaker Series. Lautenbach, successful as the North America Managing Partner of IBM, brought his experience to struggling postal industry giant Pitney Bowes. Today, PBI has had consecutive periods of growth and profit and Lautenbach shared with students his business practices and explained how under his leadership the company is making a comeback. Alexander, class of ‘72, known for his visual effects artistry in movies such as Star Wars Episode I, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Iron Man 2, Avengers Age of Ultron, spoke to students about his career in moviemaking and the skills needed to be relevant and successful in today’s competitive climate.

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A friend for the long haul

Mike Pasko proved that friends come in all shapes, ages and sizes. The small but mighty man was a huge source of positive energy.





Sometimes friends take a step into your life and end up traveling on your road for the long haul. I returned from a quick trip up north, sans WiFi and cell coverage, and learned that my dear buddy Mike Pasko peacefully passed in his sleep. I met Mike Pasko a decade ago while writing cancer survivor stories for a small Michigan community paper. He wanted me to help him spread the word about his mission to get a cancer prevention research program to focus on his neck of the woods. Frankly, I needed a break from “cancer writing” and


attempted to reschedule my meeting with Mike. Let me tell you, a writer and her lame excuses are no match for a cancer survivor who also lost his beloved son Kenny to the same disease. We met. I wrote the story and I have had the blessing of having him in my life ever since. Once Mike called to tell me that he had just collected some spare change after recycling his cans and would treat me to a Tim Horton’s apple fritter. How can a girl refuse an offer like that? During our discussion he told me he was making plans for his 40th fishing trip up north with his posse to Iron Bridge, Ontario. I couldn’t believe it. Iron Bridge! As in 1.2 hours from our cabin in Ontario. Jokingly, I asked if I could hitch a ride and next thing you know my pooch Maggie and I hit the road with 14 men heading out on their annual fishing pilgrimage. I began to wonder, as did my family and friends, just how well I knew this Mike Pasko character. Even though he was selflessly involved in his community, church and with family, you never know. My dear friend, whom I lovingly refer to as my “New Yorker,” informed me, “Whadda ya thinking? You know you could end up duct taped inside a Hefty bag at the bottom of the lake.” The dog and I ignored her concerns and my worries and arrived at Mike’s house at 5:30 a.m. We hit the road and traveled north five miles to meet the rest of the gang. Mike told the group, aged 10 to 80, that Maggie and I had been hitchhiking and he just had to stop. I think we had a few of them highly confused. I know I was. This group of “fishermen” was nothing like what I'd imagined. There were two young teens, adopted from Africa, a couple WWII vets including a gentleman from Poland, dads, college students, grandpas, sons, sons-inlaw, grandsons and someone who had to be a coach. I could tell the way he clapped to motivate us to our vehicles. To my surprise, Mike, my Corgi pooch with an attitude, a 6’7” soon-to-be college freshman that drew the short straw and was crammed in the backseat, and I made it across the border. It proved my theory that Canada will let pretty much anyone in that has a pulse and paperwork. We arrived in Iron Bridge where the pooch and I were soon picked up by my parents like a parcel and delivered to our

cabin. I was to return Friday to Iron Bridge with my mom and dad and take part in the group’s traditional fish fry and awards ceremony. I discovered that I would have to spend the night there since we would be leaving to return at “o’dark hundred” the following morning. Traveling with a group of men is one thing but staying in their camp on an overnight is another. Once again, I was pleasantly surprised. The fish dinner was just as amazing as the prayer before dinner, the handing out of the 2011 t-shirts and the awards ceremony. The older men in the group helped the boys light lanterns in the night sky in memory of those who were no longer with them, talked around the campfire and took part in the fine art of doing nothing. Meanwhile, Maggie and I were in the “grumpy old man cabin,” playing euchre and trying to finish a Molson (I’m such a lightweight). I was told that my euchre partner was Polish and witnessed the death of his family and the horrors of WWII, but you could sense his joy of life. It got me thinking that around our little table in the cabin, whether it was due to the loss of loved ones, cancer, or the ghosts of war, we were all survivors and were enjoying every minute before day’s end. I thought as the token female, I would have to endure a slew of “F words” including foolery, filth and flatulence. I did witness “F” words and they mostly came from the older generation. They were family, friendship, fraternity and faith.

Mike beat the cancer stats and died peacefully after a long, purposeful life. I know he is in his slice of Canadian heaven having a beer and reeling in a big one with his son and grandson. Put a Molson in the cooler for me, Mike, and rest in peace.

Mike Pasko, middle, and members of the “Grumpy Old Man” cabin take a break from the festivities.




We have now gone full circle with the structures that are 100 years and older in the 5800 block of Main Street, and will finish this block with the first house on east side of Main Street, just north of Erie Street. This house is recorded as being constructed in 1897 and is therefore 121 years old this year. At that time James and Emma Gibbs owned a half-acre parcel on this corner, which they purchased in May of 1896. Then in 1898 they sold the two homes on the half-acre parcel to Oliver Young. In 1903 the Young family sold that half-acre parcel to Amon J. and Lucinda Canfield, and then in 1904 the Canfields split off a .37 acre parcel, with one of the homes on it, directly at

the corner of Main and Erie streets, while selling this home and its .23 acre parcel to Mary Estella Randall. Here’s the recorded list of owners of this home and property: 1896 – James and Emma Gibbs 1898 – Oliver Young Date not recorded - Stephan A. Young, etal. 1902 – John W. Young 1903 – Amon J. and Lucinda J. Canfield 1904 – Mary Estella Randall 1930 – Burr Randall 1941 – Ellen Ursell 1946 – Clarence Ursell 1949 – Ida Maggie and Clarence S. Ursell 1957 – James E. and Maxine Ursell 1981 – Thomas F. and Joan E. Dunham 1983 – Marjorie C. Atkins 1984 – John R. Cryan 1987 – Steven L. and Cynthia Wood 1988 – Phillip C. and Cynthia C. Richard 1988 – David S.and Deanna L. Neuman 1993 to current - William J. and Colleen S. Jiannuzzi The first census where someone would have been living in this home was the 1900 census, but because this census did not require the address to be recorded, it has been impossible to determine who was living in the home. The Young family owned the home at this time, but are not listed living in Sylvania at this census, so they were probably renting the house out. By the 1910 census, this home was owned by Mary Estella Randall, however, she and her husband Dallas Randall, and their son Burr Randall, were living with their elderly aunt, Clara Huling, on Maplewood Avenue in Sylvania, taking care of her in her elderly years. Before the 1920 census was taken, Clara Huling


Auto Salvage Yard – Diller’s – North Robert (Pop) Wyandt Comments Side of Sylvania Ave. Clara Adsit Parker Interview Auto Salvage Yard – Diller’s – South Horace G. (Chub) Randall Interview Side of Sylvania Ave. Clyde Gault Interview Auto Salvage Yard – A-J’s Auto Parts – James Armstrong Tape Recordings 7553 Sylvania Ave. Memories from Hope Chandler-ClarkeAuto Salvage Yard – King Rd. Auto Lake Parts (K.R.A.P.) – 3845 King Rd. Interview with Richard J. Downing in Weather Events that hit Sylvania 1989 The Drought of 1838 Reminiscing with the Sullins Family in Noah C. Scott – Weather Reporter the 1970s Volume No. Seven – The Unusual Snowstorm of May 21-22, Articles Written in 1932 About Early Table of Contents 1883 Sylvania Businesses & Men Wars & Memorials The Weather Bureau Starts Keeping Miscellaneous Subjects Track of Snowfalls The Mexican War Bands in Sylvania Tornado Hits NW Ohio – Sylvania Hit Classic Cars are Produced in Sylvania The American Civil War Grand Army of The Republic (G.A.R.) - Hardest – Sept. 1887 First McDonald’s Restaurant in Page Post No. 471 & Page Corps No. The Great Snowstorm of 2-12-1894 Sylvania The Tremendous Snow Fall of February First Burger King Restaurant in 60, Women’s Relief Corps 1900 Spanish-American War Sylvania Lightning Strikes & Kills Boy in Early First Wendy’s Hamburger Restaurant in World War I 1900 Sylvania World War II The Big Storm of The Winter of 1912 Frog Farm in Sylvania World War II Victory Board Greasers, Jocks, Socials, Freaks & Steward “Mickey” Smith – Sylvania’s The Severe Blizzard of 1-11-1918 Tornado of Sunday Afternoon, 3-28Nerds World War II Hero 1920 Gypsies in Sylvania World War II Ends – Teenagers are Rain, Snow & Sleet of March 27, 1934 House Moving in Sylvania Urged to Return to Burnham H.S. The Drought of 1934 Korean War Mickey & Minnie Mouse Storm in Sylvania - June of 1937 Vietnam War Notes Made By The Sylvania History February 1951 Sub-Zero Weather Buffs Persian Gulf War Tornadoes of Palm Sunday 1965 Occupations of Sylvania Residents Memorial Day in Sylvania Snow of December 1974 According to Census Records Memorial Field The Blizzard of 1978 Oil & Gas Wells in Sylvania Landfills / Dumps / Auto Salvage Drought of 1988 Remember Yards Storm – Including Tornado - End of Ringing of The Church Bells in Landfills / Dumps June 1998 Sylvania Landfills - King Rd. Ice Storm of January of 2002 St. Joseph Antique Annex Auto Salvage Yards Sylvania Sisters of St. Francis Auto Salvage Yard – Gradon Hall Auto Flooding in Sylvania Interviews & Reminiscing About Strawberry Picking in Sylvania Parts Sylvan Serenaders Auto Salvage Yard – Central Auto Parts Sylvania Sylvania History Told By Life-Long – 6007 W. Central Ave. Telephones in Sylvania Resident Albert Harris Randall – Auto Salvage Yard – Monroe Auto Tree City U.S.A Parts/Alexis Auto Parts – 5318 Alexis 9-8-1932 Underground Railrd. & Anti-Slavery Auto Salvage Yard – Alexis Auto Parts Sylvania History Told By Life-Long Meetings in Sylvania Resident Albert Harris Randall – Pt II Murders in Sylvania – 8061 Sylvania Ave. Auto Salvage Yard – Diller’s – Holland- Another Final Interview with Albert List of Known Murders in Sylvania Harris Randall in 1959 Sylvania Rd. Man Found Dead in Sylvania Township

JUST RELEASED JULY 17, 2018 The seventh of an eight volume set of history books about Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio was released by local author Gayleen Gindy. Volumes One through Seven are now available for sale on-line at or Barnes & When all eight volumes are published the top of the spines will spell out S-Y-L-V-A-N-I-A. Maybe Your Name, Or Your Ancestor’s Names, Are Mentioned!


5812 Main Street


1997 was moved to Medina, Ohio to live with another great niece. At that time Mary Estella Randall and her husband Dallas moved into this home on Main Street. Mary Green Randall was the daughter of Horace Green, one of the first physicians in Sylvania. She grew up on a property in downtown Sylvania, when it was just a onelane dirt road, and her father died at a very young age in 1849 during the cholera epidemic. After she was married she was elected the first female to serve on the Sylvania Board of Education, was well-known throughout Sylvania, and was often called on to be the historical speaker at school graduation commencements and local historical events. (She and her family’s histories are extensive throughout Sylvania. Her son A.H. Randall was elected mayor of Sylvania). In 1918 her husband Albert Dallas Randall died. In the 1920 census Mary Estella Randall was listed living in this home. This census indicated that she owned the home, free of mortgage, was 73 years old, and widowed. Living with her was her son Burr Randall, 37 years old, single, and working as a brakeman for the Toledo & Western Railway. Mrs. Randall died in 1929 and the next year this house was transferred to her son, Burr Randall. In 1930 Burr Randall married Ruth Felt. They continued to own this home until 1941. In the 1930 census Burr and Ruth Randall are still listed living here. He was 48 years old and employed as a laborer for the postal service and she was listed as 43 years old and working as a nurse at a hospital. By the 1940 census Randall still owned this home but he and Ruth were found living in Monclova Township, and renting this home out to Susie Langham, 58 years old, divorced, employed as a cook at a restaurant. Living with her was her daughter, Lenore Langham, 37 years old, single, employed as a librarian at the public library. Also living in the home was her daughter, Delpha Polland, 30 years old, married, and her three children: Phyllis Polland – 8 years old; Janyth Polland – 5 years old; and John Polland – 1 year old.

2018 In 1941 Ellen Ursell purchased this home. Ellen Smith had married Clarence Ursell in 1917 in Lucas County. In the 1940 census, they were living on Centennial Road in Sylvania Township with their son James Ursell, at this time listed as 15 years old. Clarence was listed as 48 years old and employed as a “mixer man – concrete tile.” His wife Ellen was listed as 41 years old and employed as the proprietor of a restaurant. As of this census they had five lodgers living with them. The Ursells moved from Centennial Road to this Main Street home in 1941. In 1942 Clarence Ursell completed his registration card for World War II and listed his address as 5812 N. Main St. He listed his employer as Toledo Concrete Pipe Company. Their son James Ursell is shown graduating from Burnham High School in 1943, and according to numerous letters to the local newspapers, he served through the end of World War II, and then he returned to the Naval Air Station before being honorably discharged in 1946. In October of 1946 Clarence Ursell was issued a building permit to rebuild and repair the front porch with a concrete floor and railings. Ellen Ursell died in 1947, at the age of 48 years old, after a long illness, according to her obituary notice. Services were held at the Main Street residence. Clarence later married Ida “Maggie” Strohl Frank. She had also lost her husband in 1947. In 1949 this home was transferred into their names. In 1957 James and Maxine Ursell purchased the home and owned and lived here through 1981 when the home sold to Thomas F. and Joan E. Dunham. The suburban directories starting with 1982 listed David Hinch living here; 1983 through 1987 - Alex Skitowski; 1988 through 1991 - David S. Neuman; 1992 through 1993 - Thomas T. Hadeed. In 1993 Mr. and Mrs. Jiannuzzi purchased the home and have lived here since that time. In 2004 a building permit was issued to add a family room addition on the south side of the home.


Back to the Basics

Annual wellness visits are basic to maintaining the health of your dog or cat. This appointment is so much more than getting shots. A complete history is the first basic that must be covered. Knowing your pet’s eating, drinking, and voiding behavior is basic to being a great pet owner. Because we cannot ask our patients the questions it is you, the owner that must supply the answer. The basic physical exam should involve a nose to tail look at the pet’s mouth, eyes, ears, and skin. A few things we might find include tartar and red swollen gums in most pets over 2-3 years old. Bad breath means advanced dental disease, indicating infection and pain which means the pet is past due for a thorough dental cleaning and possible oral surgery. Eyes in an aging dog and cat may have a slight bluish color in the lens. This is called lenticular or nuclear sclerosis. Until advanced it does not affect the vision. This change is not the beginning of a cataract. Ear infections are common in many dogs so a close look with an otoscope is critical. The hair and skin need to be checked for infection, scaly skin, fleas and ticks and areas of hair loss. Remember, all animals with fleas do not itch and all itchy pets do not have fleas. Monthly oral flea and tick preventives given year-round are recommended. Once the visible portions of the pet are examined it is time to evaluate the inside. The heart and lungs are auscultated to evaluate the heart rate and rhythm and to be sure a murmur has not developed. As pets age the heart can develop an abnormal sound called a heart murmur. The presence of a murmur should trigger a series of heart related questions and a recommendation for a 3- view chest film. A murmur will eventually cause the heart to enlarge at which time cardiac medications can be prescribed to slow down the hearts deterioration. Prior to heart enlargement no medication is helpful or indicated. Palpation to the abdomen to feel for

changes in the intestines, kidneys and other palpable contents is important. The window to a pet’s overall health is then completed and a complete data base of lab tests is recommended. When done every year this basic test, which includes a blood count, chemistry panel and urinalysis, can help the pet’s doctor pick up on aging changes, which can be lessened with early detection. I want to emphasize urinalysis as we have seen too many pets for second opinions that never had a urine sample run. A bladder infection cannot be diagnosed from a caught sample, but other valuable data can be determined. A cystocenteses is the only way to get a sterile urine sample when a kidney or bladder infection is suspected. You might have noticed that I did not include a rectal temperature as a basic test for a pet. Many pets are stressed to the max when attempting to take their temperature. So, at a healthy visit a rectal temperature is not indicated as it is not a fear-free procedure. The basics of an eye exam are three tests that all abnormal eyes should receive. Tear production with a Schirmer tear test, a fluorescein stain for a cornea scratch or plugged tear duct and Tonopen for checking eye pressures, should be done if indicated. The specialists run these tests every time a referred case is evaluated. They are basic to a complete eye exam. Let’s leave the basics with one final piece of advice. A doctor cannot tell what a growth is by looking, squeezing or pushing. If your dog or cat has a growth(s) that has been there over a month and is bigger than a lima bean it should have a needle biopsy done to determine what it is. If a growth is growing rapidly have it removed and always send it in for a pathology diagnosis. The important wellness exam, history and testing as indicated should be done in a calm, fear-free environment, not at a mobile or pet store vaccine clinic. Don’t procrastinate - vaccinate - now that we have covered the basics! Canine influenza vaccine should be part of every dogs protection protocol!




Windows 10 is about to have a large update

In mid October, Microsoft is putting out a large update to their operating system. If you did not know, the current system is referred to as Janis Weber Redstone 4, which means Redstone 5 is the next update. If you are running Windows 7, expect your computer to take another hit in its speed and efficiency. This update is meant for Windows 10 only, so check and make sure you are not set for automatic updates or at least be set to be asked before installing. If Windows 7 users can avoid this update, it would be a very good idea. Windows 7 only has little more than a year left before it is not supported. This does not mean you have to stop using it, but if you have issues they will not have the tools to help you. Yup...that means you are probably looking at getting a new computer. Please back up your computer files externally to a cloud and or to an external drive. I can help you with that process if you need support. Again, avoid the October Windows 10 update if you have Windows 7. In the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Microsoft implements a new storage feature called Storage Sense. This will automatically free up storage space on your hard drive by getting rid of old files you don’t use anymore. It will take these files and back them up on OneDrive, so you will still have access to them without clogging up your hard drive. You’ll have to manually enable this feature in Redstone 5, but it could be a great option for

anyone who doesn’t want to manually sort through hundreds of files to optimize storage performance. A new feature spotted by people using an early version of Redstone 5 is the cloud clipboard, which will allow users to copy and paste across different devices thanks to the new cloud-powered clipboard. The user can trigger the new function by simply hitting Windows Key + C. The copied content will then be available on other Windows 10 devices, and in the future Android and iOS devices as well. Microsoft is listening to its users and pulling Cortana out of Windows Search in Redstone 5. The next version of Windows 10 will have a new search experience that deemphasizes Cortana’s features. Searching for stuff also has a new experience, with a new dual-panel UI that makes searching for apps, documents, and more, much easier. Search is much wider now, allowing for more content and information to be displayed on the screen. As you can tell, there are lots of changes coming so fasten your seat belt. I will help you with the details as they appear. It should not be too bad. Looks who’s talking?

Public computer classes

I will be teaching classes at UT (419-5308570) and the Sylvania Senior Center in 2018 (419-885-3913). These classes are non-credit and are priced reasonably. Check them out. If you prefer personal tutoring; that is my specialty. It’s just you and me. Contact me personally for patient / knowledgeable tutoring at 419-318-9112.

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THE ITALIAN GARDENER At the risk of exposing a soft spot (or two) in this curmudgeonly Italian exterior (I am the of the antithesis ‘Growing Up Gotti’ impression of Italian men), let us spend this gorgeous fall afternoon Rick Cozza discussing the wonder of berries and the enigma of Hostas (Roget, eat your heart out!). I did some fairly extensive work for a lady in Sylvania several years ago that was firm in her “No berries!” directive in re-landscaping her backyard. I was powerless to convince her, because someone years before had made a poor suggestion to her and the birds had covered her patio with purple droppings that fall (sorry!). But a fall yard without berries is close to dead, excitement-wise. As I look out the window of my second-floor, corner office at the World Headquarters Building of The Italian Gardener, Ltd. (impressive, huh?), I see red berries on the Dogwood by the deck, a mass of red berries along the back fence, with eight Winterberry Hollies (Ilex verticillata) serving as a low screen, the BB-like purple berries of one Purple Beautyberry (Callicarpa dichotoma), the coolest-ever bright pink berries of a Coralberry under the kitchen window (Symphoricarpos), the purple-black berries of five Black Chokeberries lining the driveway bed (Aronia melencarpa). Berries, berries, berries! And even though the birds do indeed eat them in early winter, they will not leave a trace behind. The yard is so much brighter for having them, and the yard is also so much the better for the constant activity of the birds that are attracted to them. And speaking of birds, at some point this month, the robins and the cedar waxwings begin their massive flocking prior to migration, and they literally cover our street’s Crabapple trees, devouring the fruits they need for the energy to head south. It is a sight to behold ... thousands of them covering the

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trees in the neighborhood. Berries, berries, berries! OK, how about Hostas ... not the ugly green and white striped dinosaurs from a bygone era, but the new and wonderful 21st century newcomers from the masterfully creative Hosta breeders. I have taken out so many ugly Hostas over the years, in such great numbers, that I fully ascribe to the philosophy of, “Friends don’t let friends plant ugly Hostas!” I believe that there was once ONE ugly green and white Hosta (a remnant of man’s fall in the Garden Of Eden, no doubt), from which every subsequent gardener split off one for each of his/her friends ... and that is how we arrived at today’s morass of ugly Hostas. I removed ten from my new yard when I moved in, each 3-4’ across, and all the same, lining the front walk. Removal meant splitting each into four liftable segments and two truckloads to the Recycle Center, over a week’s time. As I treated my Hostas with slug bait last year, I counted ... 92! Ouch! But all varieties that visually describe themselves, like ‘Guacamole’, ‘Orange Marmalade,’ ‘Spilt Milk,’ ‘Blue Cadet,’ ‘Blue Ivory,’ and the brilliantly green/white ‘Patriot’ series (‘Patriot,’ ‘Minuteman,’ ‘Concord,’ etc.), which are a bright, more exciting green/white. One of my favorites is ‘Krossa Regal,’ which is an upright, fountain-like shape, taller than wide, while all those around it are wide and flat. ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ is just as it says ... blue and 6” across, and my favorite ‘June,’ which is a striking bluish/gold combination, is awesome in a mass of three or so. So, berries and Hostas are your friends ... though care and research as to size and shape is always in order. And remember that real men do indeed do the cooking every evening at dinner. Real men actually do eat quiche. And some real men actually eat quiche while waxing their Mustang convertible and watching the Steelers. And, berries add soooooooo very much to the excitement of a fall garden, and Hostas can actually be absolutely awesome and exciting, not just place-holders in the garden. All 92 of them, in my case. What have men and gardening come to?


Sylvania River Trail – Phase II

As many of you may already be aware, construction of Phase II of the Sylvania River Trail has been underway this summer and is now a p p r o a c h i n g Craig Stough completion. A few items still remain, including installing lights, signage and handrails. This work is expected to be completed and this new trail section is expected to be ready and open for public use by mid-October. Last year on Nov. 6, 2017, Sylvania City Council voted unanimously to award a contract for this Phase II construction work to the low bidder, Miller Brothers Construction, Inc. of Archbold, Ohio, in the amount of $2,487,260.26. Its bid was 3.5 percent under



Appeal denied

The Sylvania Township board of zoning appeals has denied an appeal of the order that a family remove its pig from a home at 9328 St. Angela’s Way. The ruling came after the board held a recess of more than a month since the initial hearing. The issue began in April when the township zoning department received an anonymous complaint that a pig was being kept at that address. The township compliance officer was unable to verify that complaint, but photos of the pig outside of the home were sent to the department in June. The township zoning office found that the family was in violation of a zoning resolution that prohibits maintaining a farm animal/livestock on a lot of one acre or less. After a notice of violation was sent to the property owners, Todd and Melissa Crandell, an appeal was filed. The basis of the appeal was that the Crandell’s considered the pig, named Milo, as a “comfort animal and domesticated pig,” and wanted to keep it at their home. During the initial hearing, Stevan Groth, an attorney for the Crandells, argued to the board that Milo is neither livestock nor a farm animal. He said the pig spends most of his time indoors and has his own room in the basement of the family home. He added that the pig is beneficial for Crandell for generalized anxiety issues and he submitted a letter with a “legitimate diagnosis from a licensed professional” to that effect. Crandell told the board that Milo was initially brought home as a pet when the family lived elsewhere, but that he has bonded with it. The family bought the home in the township’s Twelve Lakes subdivision in March. They rented the home prior to buying it. They also argued that the limit of one acre has no rational basis. The board, in its decision, said that that is a constitutional matter and they have no jurisdiction to determine that issue. The board wrote that the zoning resolution does not state that the animal actually be used as a farm animal or livestock, “but only that it be within” that class of animals. They noted that pigs are specifically included in the resolution prohibiting such animals. The board also determined that Crandell “does not suffer from a disability as that term is defined by” the Fair Housing Amendment Act. Groth said he intends to file a lawsuit

the engineer’s estimate. This new construction will more than double the length of the existing River Trail. The new section will extend east from Harroun Road, across the Flower Hospital campus, over the Ottawa River on a new bridge, under U.S. 23 using the existing expressway bridges over the Ottawa River, and up to Monroe Street adjacent to the northbound U.S. 23 exit ramp and the Burger King restaurant. This new route will be much more pleasant for pedestrians and bike riders alike than crossing over U.S. 23 on the busy Monroe Street bridge. Many challenges had to be overcome to make the River Trail extension possible. Much of the Trail had to be elevated on platforms, as it passes over and along the Ottawa River floodway, to keep the Trail a respectful distance from the Ebeid Hospice Residence. Several habitat and environmental issues had to be addressed. Options for installing pedestrian/bike crossing lights on Harroun Road are being reviewed and evaluated. The earlier idea of passing under the Harroun Road bridge proved unworkable due to the width and


challenging the decision. Motorists are likely to see a fair mixture of super heroes and princesses on the neighborhood streets of Sylvania Township from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. That is the time period for Halloween trick or treating recently approved by the township trustees. John Zeitler, township administrator, told trustees those hours coincide with the hours set by the city of Sylvania. Drivers at around that time are asked to be extra vigilant for youngsters getting treats. Police will be patrolling neighborhoods to keep our children safe.

Prepping for falling leaves

Although the leaves have not yet begun their annual cascade in Sylvania Township, the road department crews have tested and prepared the necessary equipment to begin the collecting process, which will begin Oct. 15. Leaf collection will continue until the township completes its last cycle, covering 132 miles of roadway, beginning Dec. 1. Residents will be able to track progress by going to the township website and locating a map divided into grids. Locate the property and call the township leaf-collection hot line at 419-517-1620. A recording, updated daily, will inform you where collection has taken place and where crews are expected to be working next. Rob Nash, manager of the road department, said a strict schedule is difficult to maintain because when the most leaves will fall can’t be predicted with much accuracy. Rain and snow can delay efforts to pick up the leaves. “Collecting a pile of dry leaves is a lot easier than when that pile is soggy with rain and sometimes frozen in places,” he said. Some property owners have begun to make the chore a little easier on the crews by using a mulching mower and mowing over the fallen leaves to provide nutrients for their lawns over the winter. Several studies have found it is a beneficial way of dealing with fallen leaves as well as lawn enrichment. Leaves cleared from the yard should be placed alongside, but not in the roadway. Much of the collecting is done using large vacuums which can be fouled if sticks, garden waste or other matter is in the leaf pile. The road department asks that you not use plastic bags and be sure the leaf pile does not include anything but leaves.

height of the existing bridge opening. Further, easements for the Trail had to be granted by ProMedica Flower Hospital, Sylvania Country Club and Burger King to allow this new public pathway across their properties. Thank you to all three parties for your cooperation and willingness to allow this public improvement to become a reality! Construction cost is always a challenge, and the city received wonderful cooperation in this regard as well. The city’s expense will be about $850,000, only about a third of the total construction cost. ProMedica Flower Hospital

contributed $400,000. Another $850,000 was received from the Clean Ohio Trails Fund program, and another $400,000 from the state of Ohio Capital Improvement Budget thanks to the legislative help of Barbara Sears. Sylvania can be proud of its wonderful and newly extended River Trail. It is an asset to the community, opening up beautiful natural areas along the Ottawa River for our residents to enjoy and exercise along. Thank you and congratulations to all involved!

representative if he could stop by so he and representatives from other departments could thank him for his work in helping obtain a regional grant of more than $700,000 for new radio equipment. The chief said the grant was of particular importance because the equipment currently in use is a type which Motorola has said they will discontinue. “We will need to replace all of them,” Chief Ramm said, but the grant will go a long way in reducing the hit to the department's budget. The grant from FEMA is for $712,820. It requires a 10 percent match from each local government. The money allows for the purchase of individual portable radios and for mobile radios installed in vehicles. Chief Ramm pointed out that each individual portable costs about $8,000,

although with several area departments making a large order together there should be a good discount. Sylvania Township's share of the grant, including the match, will allow for the expenditure of about $100,000 for radio equipment. The chief said he had some money in the budget for radio equipment and he hopes to use some of that for needed items at the reduced price. Mr. Latta said he was glad to be of help, and noted that firefighters, “are the ones who make our neighborhoods safe.” John Jennewine, a township trustee who was at the meeting at the Sylvania Avenue station, said the grant is particularly welcome because the money is to be used for equipment which is critical to the performance and safety of the firefighters.

Fire Department Accepts Grant Money

Springfield Township Assistant Fire Chief Richard Helminski, Richfield Township Fire Chief Ron Tate, Sylvania Firefighter Jim Wolfe, Assistant Chief Chris Nye, Chief Mike Ramm, Assistant Chief Mike Froelich and Maumee Fire Chief Mike Potter are on hand to thank Congressman Robert Latta for a FEMA grant they along with Toledo, Rossford and Jerusalem Township Fire Departments received allowing the seven departments to purchase new radios.

Regional grant

There was no over-sized check or any other gimmick when U.S. Rep. Bob Latta recently visited the Sylvania Township Fire Department headquarters station at the invitation of Chief Michael Ramm. The chief said he asked the



THE STARS SPEAK “All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travelers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.” Thomas Wolfe Dear Readers, 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, and the sweet smell of wonder permeates the air 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. On a personal note, what a crazy summer we leave behind. For many of you, it has been a sort of whirlwind, not even stopping to catch a breath. Now as we move forward, other than Mercury, the planet of chat moving into retrograde next month, November through December will be smooth sailing for most of us. Changes are imminent, totally inevitable, however without change there is no motivation for growth. So welcome the changes ahead while working on implementing them positively into your life. Sometimes it's better to go with the flow of the current than against it. Warm hugs to all ...

Venus in retrograde in scorching Scorpio- Oct. 5 through Nov. 16

Situations get heated up! Venus represents your values, relationships, beauty, romance, desires and how we attract love. Every two years Venus moves retrograde allowing us to reexamine. She brings back old desires, attitudes, relationship problems and a different look at our value system when she moves retrograde. Problems and difficulties that were unresolved will be brought back up for a reexamination. This is an excellent time to examine the unfulfilled desires, hurt feelings, and misunderstandings of a past relationship. Be prepared to re-experience old wounds so you can free yourself from painful sufferings. It is a time to reconfigure your relationship wants and expectations. This particular retrograde, occurring in the intense Pluto-ruled sign of Scorpio, will make financial concerns a focal point.

New moon Oct. 8 in Libra

A time to reexamine relationships, a time to reestablish ground rules. Open your heart; create a new plan of action. Libra is about relationships. It is a sign seeking balance and

harmony almost at any cost, and typically willing to please others. It has a dislike of confrontation and a strong need for maintaining peace and stability. But justice and an egalitarian spirit also motivate it. Venus, the ruler of Libra, conjunct with the Sun brings about a sense of peace.

Full moon Oct. 23 in Taurus

Emotions may flare, but at a steadier rate. The full moon in Taurus on Oct. 23 puts the focus back on the fixed signs, if only temporarily, reminding us what’s worth hanging on to and what we need to release as we head into a period with so much change, and anything in Taurus hates change. The Moon is usually very comfortable in earthy Taurus, but its opposition to the Sun in Scorpio can make for unrest. While Taurus is generally known as easy going and goodnatured, when the Bull gets mad, it takes a long time to cool down. Scorpio hides, fumes and then detonates. Keep in mind that all three of these signs are on the possessive side and given to occasional bouts of jealousy. In other words, this is a very bad moment to prod these folks, because you could find yourself amputated from their lives.

SIGNS: Aries (March 20-April 19)

This month’s forecast centers on money and personal resources as the upcoming full moon occurring in your 2nd house of possessions, along with Venus retrograding, may be causing you to feel unsettled Sometimes this is merely a perception as opposed to a fact. However, at this time it may be your reality. Hopefully your fears will lessen after this transit has passed by midNovember. Bottom line, you need to feel more grounded this week and pay better attention to details as opposed to just fast forwarding.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

An intense, out of the ordinary month for you as Venus in retrograde occurring in your area of partners, may be exhausting to say the least. Ruled by Libra, your desire to maintain a sense of continuum while trying to sort through your own needs may be exasperating. Staying calm and going with the flow is a good resolve. Also, it's important to not make any huge financial decisions during this hectic period, try to hold off until the end of November if possible. Demands from partners, personal and work may cause you to feel overwhelmed, so taking a step back and pacing your words is highly recommended.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Your desire to feel good, to focus on better habits, health and fitness is well indicated as


you see yourself more than likely paying better attention to your body's signals. It can be a good time to jumpstart a health regimen, or merely plan it out for after the holidays. Also, your sense of responsibility may cause you to feel as though you are on overload. Setting boundaries may be just what you need to keep you going in the right direction.

hopefully allowing yourself to move forward. This is about clarity on every level. Get yourself situated, 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.

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 as Saturn in your area of relationships allows for structure while Venus in Scorpio in retrograde may be challenging to say the least.

Venus in retrograde in the private sector of your chart may bring unresolved matters and/or people to the surface. 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 different directions. This period will definitely force you out of your temporary cocoon. Use this time to work on your creativity, focus on taking a better look at yourself and your partnerships.

Cancer (June 21-July 20)

Leo (July 21-Aug. 22)

As influences occur in your area of work and home, the framework of your life seems to be focused on how you see yourself, and how those closest to you may be seeing you. Specifically speaking, family related issues might be taking way too much time, however it's up to you to take the reigns. Take a little time to focus on your given priorities, while trying to remedy the situation at hand. As you approach the end of the month, much of this anxiety may have cleared out.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

So much of your life depends on what you give to other people. This is clearly a time to focus on you, paying close attention to your own needs and priorities. Changes are a given, but may be for the better. Also, your spending may be out of control, so be extra careful of spending habits. Take care when dealing with property or business matters. Read between the lines.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

With much activity triggering your own sign, specifically Venus, your ruler in Scorpio and now in retrograde, 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 cycle will allow you to accomplish anything you set your mind to. You're actually in a pretty good cycle right now, a good time to get yourself back in the groove. The areas of concern are finances as well as relationships.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You’re caught between a rock and a hard space this month, as Venus now in a retrograde motion in your own sign may have you feeling pulled between what to do, and what not to do. It's all about letting go of matters that have held you back, and

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 20)

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)

A mixture of challenging yet interesting aspects are transiting your area of friends, co-workers and groups creating a feeling of low tolerance. Also, anything relating to finances needs to be monitored carefully and may undergo a shift as you find yourself pulling from different resources. By the end of this month you will feel as though you are able to take on any endeavor.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

It's all about career and partnerships and hopefully getting it right as Venus, now in retrograde, hovers over the zenith part of your chart. It’s very important to take stock of every given situation that comes your way. Be aware of the fact the much can be said about patience and perseverance. In addition, take heed when dealing with home/family related matters. Be the leader, but also the guide.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 19)

Paying special attention to your own instincts is what you are best at. This can and will be a prosperous month for you as long as you walk the talk. A strong yet fruitful stage in your life is about to begin, more so in areas of family and job. It's up to you to follow the path. It will lead you in the right direction. Janet Amid is a columnist who writes for Sylvania Advantage, and be reached at 419882-5510 or by e-mail at Visit Don't forget: Celebrate The Senses Psychic event Oct. 7 at The Pinnacle in Maumee, off Dussel Drive. $5.00 admission at the door. First 150 guests receive a small gift bag.



Robert Lanigan

Bob Lanigan was born on April 26,1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to John and Katherine Lanigan and passed away Sept. 12, 2018. He graduated from St. Francis College in Brooklyn in 1949 with a degree in economics and later received an Honorary Doctorate degree. Bob started work at Owens-Illinois in 1950 at the O-I Fairmont, W.Va., glass container plant. Bob married Mary Elizabeth McCormick on Dec. 30, 1950, and moved to Toledo, working in administration and became a senior industrial engineer. He then became an assistant to the head of the glass container division, where he was assigned a number of projects. Bob was then transferred to the forest products division where he became the head of administration.

Subsequently he was promoted to head the forest products divisions paper mill operations including its five mills. He then became the head of corporate planning, reporting to the CEO and president. O-I bought Lily Tulip in 1969 and he was selected to run that company. In 1972, he was made head of the glass container division, O-I’s largest division. In 1975, he was named executive vice president of the company, general manager of a packaging group. He became president and COO of domestic operations and subsequently president of International Operations in 1979. He became chairman and CEO in 1984. In 1987, O-I was acquired by Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts (KKR) in a leverage buyout, keeping its headquarters in Toledo. In 1988, O-I acquired Brockway Glass Company, which was challenged by the


Federal Trade Commission over antitrust concerns. O-I prevailed in asserting the relative market was all containers not just glass. Bob retired in 1990 after 40 years of service. At various times while serving at O-I and in his retirement he served on many boards of public companies, including Dun & Bradstreet, Hershey, Chrysler, Diamlar, Sonat, Transocean, Coleman, Cognizant, IMS Health and The Toledo Trust Company. He was also on the board of the private company Barry–Wehmiller from 1980 to the present, while the company grew from $70 million to $3 billion. Bob also became a cofounder and investor in Palladium LLC, a New York private equity firm. His national reputation as a business executive was critical in giving credibility to this new company. He helped in forming a management team, raising operating capital and soliciting for investment. Locally, Bob served as chairman of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and was a significant contributor to the ProMedica Toledo Hospital generations tower. In his retirement Bob’s main focus was on his family. Weekly Sunday dinners were full of humor and warmth. He and Betty took their children and spouses on trips to Ireland, Argentina, and on a cruise of the Alaska inside passage He actively followed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s education and sports activities. Playing tennis, snow skiing in Colorado and golfing with them was great fun for him. He loved to fish, hunt and we’re sure he has seen every western and war movie ever made. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; parents and sister Helen Ahearn. He is survived by his children, Kenneth Lanigan (Kim), Betty Jane, “B.J.” Snavely (David), Kathryn Pilewskie (Mark), Jeanne Schafer (Dr. Richard) and Suzanne Lanigan (Anthony Donofrio). Papa will always be remembered with love by his grandchildren, Taylor Lanigan, Caitlin Acampa(JohnClaude), D. Robert Snavely (Elizabeth), Thomas Snavely, Kyle (Keith) Newnham, Jane Pilewskie, Anthony, “A.J.” Georgetti and Spencer Georgetti as well as five greatgrandchildren. He also was loved by numerous step-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren. His sister, Jane McGuire, also survives him.

The Lanigan family is extremely grateful to Leigh Prebe, executive assistant for 20 years, whom he depended on for all business concerns and many family needs. Her patience and love for us all will never be forgotten. Additionally, many thanks to Gloria Green, his home health care professional, for her tireless and outstanding care for our dad over the last two years. Your wonderful care will always be greatly appreciated. We are also so grateful for the excellent care and friendship from Dr. Thomas McAlear, Dr. James Bingle, Dr. Rex Mowat and Dr. Douglas Paone of Naples, Fla. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Christ the King Church, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Ohio/SE Michigan, 24359 Northwestern Highway, Ste. 125, Southfield, MI 48075, or a charity of their choice.

Loretta Jane Tucker

Loretta Jane Tucker “The Best Mom” passed away Sept. 23, 2018, at Heartland of Waterville. The daughter of Russell and Martha Gephart, she was born Jan. 16, 1938, in Toledo, Ohio. She was a graduate of Scott High School where she was a majorette. She received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University as a dental hygienist. She worked for several area dentist offices throughout the years. Loretta liked to bake, sew and spoil her grandchildren. She spent her winters in Naples, Fla., at the Bayside Villas where she had many very close friends. Loretta will be remember most as a dedicated mother and grandmother, who worked tirelessly to provide for her family. She is survived by her children Linda (Dave) Ball, Shawn Leister, Julie (Paul) Ketterman, Tim Leister; grandchildren Kelly (Brian) Downey, Ryan Ball, RJ Leister, Luke & Lauren Ketterman, Russell Leister; sisters Marda (Jim) Dewey, Iona (Bob) Valentine; many nieces and nephews; and special friend John Lavery. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard Tucker, and granddaughter, Kelsey Ketterman. Memorials may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Rev. Dr. Kim is next Chidester lecturer

The Chidester Lecture Series at Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St. in Sylvania, will continue on Oct. 20 and 21 with Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim. Originally from South Korea, Dr. Kim is an ordained Presbyterian minister and is currently serving as an Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion in

Indiana. She is a much sought-after speaker who has written 15 books and lectured in more than ten countries. In the summer of 2018, she was part of a peace delegation to Korea led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson. In her 4 p.m. Saturday lecture, “Embracing the Other,� Dr. Kim develops a new constructive global pneumatology that works toward gender and racial-ethnic justice drawing on concepts from Asian and indigenous cultures to reimagine the divine as a “Spirit God� who is restoring shalom in the world. Through the power of Spirit God, Kim says, our brokenness is healed and we can truly love and embrace the Other. Tickets for the lecture are $15 and will be sold at the door. Additionally, during the adult 9:30 a.m. Sunday school on Oct. 21, Dr. Kim will lead a discussion based on her most recent book, “Healing Our Broken Humanity,� where she will share ten practices which will enable listeners to be the new humanity in Jesus Christ. She will also be preaching at both Sunday worship services, 8:30 and 10:40 a.m. Copies of Dr. Kim's books, “Embracing the Other�and “Healing Our Broken Humanity� will be available for purchase by cash or check only. Call 419-882-0048.

Donors, board members, clergy, city officials, a representative from the State Of Ohio Governor’s Office, and the families of Mom’s House gathered on Sept. 21 to celebrate and officially open a new state of the art playground at Mom’s House. The former playground was over 21 years old and had little variety or options for play and lacked learning opportunities. It was also difficult and expensive to maintain. The new playground is an extension of the classroom, providing space for gross motor development, arts, science, and sensory exploration. Mom’s House staff cited information that today’s children spend less time playing outside than any previous generation. This play deficit is having profound consequences for children physically, socially, and cognitively. Play allows children to use their

creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. It is through play that children at an early age engage and interact with the world around them, a habit Mom’s House has been committed to supporting for 26 years. “This project has been in the works for several years. Its extravagance is a reflection of the Mom’s House mission and intense efforts we make in changing every aspect of our young families’ lives. We are extremely proud and grateful to our donors and supporters,� said Christina Rodriguez, Executive Director. The project is sponsored by Mercy Foundation, LaValley Foundation, The Andersons Foundation, Cornerstone Church and supported by dozens of other donors.

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Christ Presbyterian Church 4225 Sylvania

(corner of Sylvania and Talmadge)

Times of Service: 8 a.m. Chapel 10 a.m. Sanctuary

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St. Stephen Lutheran Church

7800 Erie, Sylvania, Ohio 419-885-1551 Times of Service:

8:30 a.m. Traditional 11 a.m. Contemporary

Epworth United Methodist Church 4855 W. Central 419-531-4236

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St. Michael’s In The Hills Episcopal Church 4718 Brittany 419-531-1616

Times of Service: Sundays, 8 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.

Zion Lutheran Church

8307 Memorial Hwy., Ottawa Lake, Michigan 49267 734-856-2921

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Theft Service Master, property damaged at 3400 block of Holland-Sylvania Rd. La Rue Investments, power washer stolen at 3000 block of Hasty Rd. Al-Sharari Khalil, computer, text books stolen from 2400 block Gibley Park Rd. Lori Poulin, wedding ring stolen from 4400 block of Merriweather Rd. Michael Mitchell, tools stolen from 2600 block King Rd. Sarah Duncan, wallet with credit cards stolen from 3100 block of King Rd. HOJ Development, business checks stolen from 3400 block of Silica Rd. Barbara Ferman, jewelry stolen from 3200 block of Knoll Ave. Steven Strayer, push mower, tiller stolen from 8800 block of Central Ave. Shanita Michelle Keely, wallet stolen from 5800 block of Central Ave. Inc, tablet stolen from 5300 Wesley Walker, bicycle stolen from 6000 block of Huntington Rd. Lucy Rice, wallet with cash, debit cards stolen from 7000 block of Sylvan Oaks Way. Larry John Stephens, smart phone, TV, navigation system stolen from 6600 block of Sylvania Ave. Linda Sheats, cash stolen from 5300 block Harroun Rd. Lingraphica Inc., tablet stolen from 5300 block Harroun Rd. Bryan Ellis, cash stolen from 5700 block Monroe St. Gina Sparks, bicycle stolen from 4300 block McCord Rd. Hannah Koenig, MacBook stolen from 7800 block of Laurel Glen Way In & Out Mart, cash stolen from 5500 block of W. Alexis Rd. George Hughes, cash stolen from 5300 block of Harroun Rd. Attempted Theft Walmart, attempted theft of computer, cosmetics from 5800 block Central Ave. Lowes, attempted theft of shop vac at 7200 block of Central Ave. Target, attempted theft of merchandise from 5200 block of Monroe St. Aggravated Robbery Four Star Adult Books and Videos, armed robbery at 5300 block of Monroe St.

Criminal Damaging Audene Taylor, vehicle windshield damaged at 6500 block of Cornwall Ct. Harassment Ashley Donaldson, harassing Facebook message at 6000 block Centennial Rd. From the Courts Assault Giant St., Toledo, Joseph Holstein, $150,180 days jail, 63 days suspended Scicere Ried, 105 17th St., Toledo, $100, 90 days jail, 85 suspended Joe Overton, 5862 Firthione Dr., Apt. G, $150, 180 days jail, 170 suspended Attempted B & E Michael Huss, 231 Shrewsbury Dr., Holland, $150 fine, 180 days jail, suspended Attempted Forgery Amy L Roche, 2429 Cheyenne, Apt. 21, $230 fine, costs, community service, restitution Mario Obregon, Franklin St., Toledo, $150 fine, 180 days jail, 167 suspended Attempted Inter Custody Phillip Harper, 26610 M-60 W, Cassopolis, MI, $150 fine, 180 days jail, 162 suspended Attempted Theft Joseph Kwapich, 3502 Almeda, Toledo, $385 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 88 suspended Christopher B Oliphant, 7112 Royalton, Toledo, $300 fine, 270 days jail Bobbie Jo Spiker, 436 Seneca Dr., Montpelier, $300 fine, 90 days jail, 88 days suspended, restitution Jonas Zuver, 436 Senanayake Dr., Montpelier, $300 fine, 90 days jail, 32 days suspended Joseph Holstein, 1715 Giant St., Toledo, $150 fine Demetrius Coachman, 5057 Brandon Rd., $200 fine, 180 days jail, suspended Isabel Garcia, 448 Clark St., Toledo, $100 fine, 90 days jail, 31 days suspended Joseph Limongi, 6833 Greentree Ln., Maumee, $100 fine, 90 days jail, restitution Brooke Boulton, 340 S. Reynolds Rd., lot 20, Toledo, $100, 10 days jail suspended Joyce Papuchike, 340 S. Reynolds Rd., lot 315, $100 fine, 90 days jail, 85 days suspended Kloein L Hodge, 407 Elmdale Ct., Toledo, $100 fine, 90 days jail, 86 suspended Logan Guthrie, 13365 Silver St., Weston, $100 fine, 90 days jail, 67 days suspended Christopher Foster, 717 N. Detroit, Toledo,


$100 fine, 90 days jail, suspended Amber Brown, 212 Crawford, Toledo, $100 fine, 90 days jail, 60 suspended Talent McVay, 444 1/2 W. Manhattan, Toledo, $100 fine, 90 days jail suspended Ashley M Francoeur, 3713 Upton Ave., Toledo, 90 days jail, suspended Benjamin Tinsler, 342 Roseanne Dr., Toledo, $600 fine, 265 days jail Complicity Ashley M Francoeur, 7630 Reitz Rd., Perrysburg, 90 days jail, suspended Credit Misuse Danielle Tyler, 3926 Silvanwood Dr., Sylvania, $4300 fine, 180 days jail, 172 suspended, restitution Criminal Trespass Duane Smith, 2470 Fulton, Toledo, $100 fine, 3 days jail, suspended Nathan Brogan, 221 Union St., Cygnet, 10 days jail, suspended Disorderly Conduct Christopher Hetsler, 4053,E. Christopher Dr., Port Clinton, $125 fine, 5 days jail, suspended Domestic Violence Aaron Lepkowski, 4605 Ginger Hill Dr., Toledo, $100 fine, 30 days jail, 17 days suspended Melvin Jackson III, 6524 Cornwall Ct., Sylvania, $150 fine, 180 days jail, 165 suspended Gerilyn Smith, 1048 N. Main St., Bowling Green, $100 fine, 30 days jail, 28 suspended Drug Abuse Vincent Miller, 6022 South Ave., Holland, $100 fine, 180 days jail, 117 suspended Falsification Benjamin Tinsler, 342 Roseanne Dr., Toledo, $100 fine, 30 days jail Misuse of Credit Card Joseph Limongi, 6833 Greentree Lane, Maumee, $100, 90 days jail, restitution No Operators License Joshua S Morrison, 2170 Berkeley Southern Rd, Swanton, $250 fine, 180 days jail, 150 suspended Jacqueline Nicole, 1019 Pernell, Toledo, $100 fine, 180 days jail, suspended OVI Christina Drouillard, 2312 Caledonia, Toledo, $75 fine, 180 days jail, 177 suspended Carl Huntsberger, 5930 Sunbreeze Trail,

Sylvania, $575 fine, 180 days ail, 174 suspended Greg A Marburg, 6938 Wharton, Holland, $575 fine, $200 suspended, 180 days jail, 177 suspended Charles Shaw, 2766 Tremainsville, Toledo, $575 fine, $200 suspended, 180 days jail, 177 suspended Chevoka Ruffin, 5301 W. Alexis Rd., Sylvania, $575 fine, $200 suspended, 180 days jail, 174 suspended Gregory D. Pesina, 325 Chaplin St., Toledo, $375 fine, 180 days jail, 168 suspended Jeremiah Johnson, 3601 Hill Ave., Toledo, $850 fine, 180 days jail, 150 suspended Andrew Nunley, 6155 Trust Dr., Holland, $525 fine, 180 days jail, 170 suspended Dustin Patterson, 9016 Garden Rd., Maumee, $575 fine, $200 suspended, 180 days jail, 177 suspended Craig Holewinski, 2118 Dundee St., Toledo, $850 fine, 180 days jail, 170 suspended Jennifer Daubenmeyer, 350 W. St. James, Holland, $850 fine, 180 days jail, 145 suspended Steven Cross, 4035 Ariel Ave., Toledo, $650 fine, $200 suspended, 33 days jail, 30 suspended Thomas Harper, 1429 Muirfield Dr., Bowling Green, $650 fine, $200 suspended, 180 days jail, 174 suspended Benjamin Tinsler, 3300 E. Canary St., Appleton, WI, $850 fine, 180 days jail, 142 suspended Vincent Miller, 6022 South Ave., Holland, $375 fine, 180 days jail, 177 suspended Amado Cantu, 6549 Whiteford Rd., Ottawa Lake, MI, $575 fine, $200 suspended, 180 days jail, 177 suspended Macy Szalkowski, 640 Lathrop Rd., Swanson, $575 fine, $200 suspended, 180 days jail, 174 suspended Passing Bad Checks Vinisha Baker, 269 Elgin, Toledo, $205 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 177 suspended, restitution Physical Control Jacob Guman, 316 Ridgepoint Circle, Waterville, $575 fine, $200 suspended, 180 days jail, 177 suspended Daniel Cousino, 1900 US Highway 20, Swanton, $100 fine, 30 days jail, 20 suspended Reckless Operation David Hilbert, 5607 Bonniebrook Rd., Sylvania, $250 fine, 17 days jail, 14 suspended Joshua Nolan, 6140 Sunny Lake Ct., Sylvania, $250 fine, 30 days jail, suspended Under age sale Diamond Jones, 5311 N. Detroit, Toledo, $100 fine, 180 days jail suspended Theft William Watkins, 620 South, Toledo, $205 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 179 suspended Kevion L Jones, 2914 Kendall, Apt. 103, $100 fine, 180 days jail, 176 suspended Nathan Brogan, 221 Union St., Cygnet, $100 fine, 90 days jail, suspended Erika A Torres, 1500 Roosevelt, $100 fine, 180 days jail, 178 suspended Joe C. Overton, 5862 Firehirne Dr., Toledo, $150 fine, 180 days jail, 170 suspended Amber Brown, 212 Crawford, Toledo, $100 fine, 90 days jail, 60 days suspended Michelle Emch, 629 W. Central Ave., Toledo, $100 fine, 180 days jail, 146 suspended Unauthorized Use of property Fared Mansour, 6753 Woodmeadow Dr., Toledo, $125, 5 days jail, suspended

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Volunteer Chris Wiexhers offers prizes to Zak and Zoey Wells as their dad, Jeff, looks on.

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Volunteers Jessica Fleig and Brittini Aschemeier help Bruce Godlewski assemble a sensory bottle.

Jackie Moore, TBIRC founder, right, welcomes Brian Fondren and Jane Hoffheims to the Fall Festival.

Anneke Godlewski of Boyk Law looks on as Grayson Dillon gets fitted for a bicycle helmet by Amy Williams.

Ashley Lewis, Ava McMillan and Alayah Hayes wait for Magician Eli to complete their balloon sculptures.

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