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How Sweet!

Shawn Merritt and his daughter Maria sample sweet corn from Tim Keil of Louis Keil and Sons at the Sylvania Farmers Market.


Lourdes Men’s Assistant Basketball Coaches Rudy Evans and Jake DuPree and Head Coach Josh Gibson along with Sister Ann Carmen Barone, OSF, and Wrestling Coach Dock Kelly greet Lourdes students as they arrive on campus and at the residence halls on Move-In Day Aug. 23. See 3B for more.

Riding in Style

Residence of Sylvania Life Enrichment Director Monica Koszycki and Kingston resident Colleen Fisher take a bike ride courtesy of Keith Webb of Cycling Without Age.


A New Face in Town

The Reverend Monsignor Michael Billian has been named the new pastor for Saint Joseph parish in Sylvania. He brings a ready wit, warm smile and a good dose of people skills to his new position. 5A


in body bo , mind and spirit

A Fun Ride!


Drew and Ben Howell are ready to for the third annual Ridin’ Late in County 48 on Aug. 25. Riders and nonriders also enjoyed a party behind Fuller Art House.


Brandon and Jennifer Finnell and their son Calvin check out the vehicles on display at the Wreaths Across America Car Show at TMP.

Cars on Display


Happenings 2-4A Community 5-6A Business 8-11A Main Street 12-15A Sylvania’s Super Heroes 18A Food 22-23A Schools 1-2B Lourdes 3B Sports 4-5B Sunnyside Up 6B Obituaries 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 second Tuesday of each month from 3:30-5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 9144 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich. Call 800-272-3900 or Aquatic Exercise for Survivors CPW and The Victory Center offer aquatic exercise for survivors at CPW, 3130 Central Park West, on Wednesdays from 6-7 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 Unity of Toledo, 3535 Executive Pkwy., 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. Stroke Support Group Monthly support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 4 - 6 p.m. at ProMedica Flower Hospital, 5200 Harroun


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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. Rd. Contact 419-291-7537 or Survivors of Suicide Support Group 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 the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Sylvania United Church of Christ Chapel, 7240 Erie St. 419882-0048. 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 every first and third Saturday, 6 p.m. at the Church of St. Andrew United Methodist, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. The live program will be followed by light refreshments. Free.

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 09/05 Party Euchre: Wed 10-12 noon, weekly 09/06 Party Bridge: Thu 1-3:30, weekly 09/07 Genealogy Class: 8 wk course, * Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly Line Dancing: 2:30-4, weekly 09/10 Sunset Communities BP Clinic: 11-12:30 Strength Training: Mon & Thu 10-11, weekly, * Body Recall: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, weekly, * 09/11 Franciscan Care Center BP/BS Clinic: Tuesdays, 9-11:30 Legal Outreach: by appt., monthly Adult Coloring: 2nd & 4th Tue, 1-3, monthly Current Events: 2nd & 4th Tue, 2-4, monthly Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Health: Tue 3-4, weekly, * 5:30: after dinner program, call for details Breathe, Stretch, Relax! Hatha Yoga 6-7 p.m., * 09/12 Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly, * Insurance Specialist: 2nd Wed, by appt., monthly Restorative Yoga: Wed 2:30-4, weekly, * 09/13 Chat with Brenda: 2nd Thu, by appt., memory care


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professional, monthly Camera Club: 2nd Wed, 1:30-2:30, monthly Estate Review: 2nd Fri, by appt., monthly Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly Line Dance Party: 5-7, $10/ticket, call for availability Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy for details 419-460-1734 Franciscan Care Center BP/BS Clinic: Tuesdays, 9-11:30 Word 101 Class: Sep 18 & 19, 3 hr course, * Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Health: Tue 3-4, weekly, * 5:30 after dinner program, call for details Medicare & You: 5:30, 3rd Tuesday, monthly Breathe, Stretch, Relax! Hatha Yoga 6-7 p.m., * Movie Day: Wed 1-3, please RSVP, monthly Book Review Group: 3rd Thu 2-3, monthly Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly Line Dancing: 2:30-4, weekly Sunset Communities BP Clinic: 11-12:30 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri, call Christy for details 419-460-1734 Strength Training: Mon & Thu 10-11, weekly, * Body Recall: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30-12:30, 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

•Through Sept. 30 ‘Art at Alti2ude’ Secor Park Nature Photography Open Fridays through Sundays, 12-6 p.m.

•Through Oct. 2 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. 20 Berkey Farmers Market Saturdays, 8 a.m.-Noon Keelers Korner Store 12290 Sylvania Metamora Fresh produce from local farmers.

•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.

•Sept. 5 CCRN Review, 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Franciscan Center The Greater Toledo Area Chapter of the Association of Acute and Critical Care Nurses and Others, offers a CCRN review by Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio RN, PhD.

Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. Event offers seven CE credits to attendees. $124 GTAC members, $150 non-GTAC members. Register at nursing-events. For more information, contact Dr. Heidi Shank at •Google Drive and Docs for Beginners, 6:30-7:30 p.m. King Road Library Hands-on class discussing free tools featured by Google and how to use them. 18+.

•Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26 Come Dance With Me, 6:30-8 p.m. Olander Nederhouser Adults dance with Mary Leugers. $5 per class

•Sept. 6, 20

Aromatherapy, 1-2 p.m. The Victory Center 5532 W. Central Ave. Discuss the special ways that essential oils can be used for everyday health and wellness. 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.

•Sept. 7

Me + Baby Yoga Storytime,10-11 a.m. King Road Library Unique storytime combining movement and early literacy skills. No yoga experience necessary. Bring baby blanket and yoga mat.

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Bariatric Seminar – First Step, 6-8 p.m. ProMedica Health and Wellness Center 5700 Monroe St. A first step in the journey toward weight loss surgery. Learn from one of our expert surgeons who will explain the weight loss surgery process, eligibility requirements, types of surgical procedures, and your potential benefits and risks. For more information or to register, call 419-2916777 or 1-800-971-8203 or visit

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•Sept. 6

Toledo Ballet’s Nutcracker Auditions, 5:45-9 p.m. Dancers enrolled in other community dance programs may audition and should be available to attend callbacks on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. There is a $20 audition fee. For more information, go to or call 419-471-0049. 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

•Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28

•Sept. 6, 11, 17, 26

Wonders of Yoga, 11:15 a.m. Olander Gorman Beginner class based on physical postures, deep breathing, mindfulness, more. It’s Friday: Lori Lefevre Quartet, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Toledo Museum of Art, Cloister Toledo-based jazz singer Lori Lefevre will be performing with her quartet at the TMA. Supported in part by Fifth Third Bank. •Baby Tour, 6 p.m. Toledo Museum of Art Bring your child on this free 30 minute tour to help develop their early visual literacy skills as they respond to colorful paintings. For parents and caregivers with infants. •Brain Aneurysm Awareness, 2-4 p.m. ProMedica Toledo Hospital, 2142 North Cove Blvd. ProMedica Stroke Network is hosting its third annual Brain Aneurysm Awareness open house for survivors, family and friendsat ProMedica Toledo Hospital. Cake and refreshments with be provided at the event. For more information, contact Melinda Hendricks-Jones at 419-291-7537.

•Sept. 7, 8, 9 48th Greek American Festival Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Summit and Cherry streets Hours are Friday, Noon to 3 p.m. - after 3 p.m. $5, Saturday, 2 p.m. to Midnight, $5; Sunday, Noon 7 p.m. $2. Children 12 years and under free with parents. Cathedral Tours, traditional Greek cuisine, pastries, Hellenic dance troupe, live music with Olympus and Mythos bands, boutique, cultural booth, taverna, children’s area.

•Sept. 7, 8, 21 ‘From Earth to the Universe,’ 7:30 p.m. Appold Planetarium, Lourdes Attend a screening of ‘From Earth to The Universe’ and enjoy a voyage through space with sparkling lights and sounds. $5 for adults, $4 for children. Reservations are recommended. Call 419-517-8897 or email

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Library Playdate, 10-11 a.m. Sylvania Library An opportunity for grown-ups and children to explore the library’s fun features while building early literacy skills. Ages 0-5.

•Sept. 8 I am CAH Annual Walk, 8:30 a.m. Olander Park Walk to support those affected by a genetic disorder called Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Kids’ Fun Run and games with prizes will be taking place. Visit or email Krista Woodbury at for more information. •Learn to Paddle, 10-11:30 a.m. Olander Boat Ramp Experience the joy of “Stand Up Paddleboarding with certified paddle instructor Sally Lyons. Ages 10-up. Those under 18 must be accompanied by adult. $30 •Sylvania High School Class of 1968 50th Reunion, 5:30 p.m. Franciscan Center The event is open to the 1968 graduating class of Sylvania School. $85.68 per classmate; add $19.68 per guest. For info, email •Book Release & Signing, 3-5 p.m. Wildwood Farmhouse Celebrate the release and book signing for ‘Suddenly Widowed: A Memoir of Survival’ by Patty Slupecki. Proceeds will benefit Toledo Ride of Silence.

•Sept. 9 Jack’s Pooch Plunge, 1-4:45 p.m. Plummer Pool 6930 Maplewood Ave. Dogs allowed to swim at season’s end. Benefits go to City Dog Park. $5 per dog.

•Sept. 10, 24 Preschool Dance Party, 10-11 a.m. King Road Library Dance party with stories and music for kids ages two to five.

•Sept. 10 Christ Child Society Meeting, 9 a.m. Franciscan Center Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sr. Rosine Sobczak at 419-824-3691.

•Sept. 11 TED Talks Presentation, 12-1 p.m. Franciscan Center Come enjoy a TED Talk presentation lasting 20 minutes or less, and on a different topic each month. Bring your lunch. Coffee and cookies are provided. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Megeath at 419-824-3707 or email

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•Sept. 15 •Sept. 11 •Mexican Alebrije Painting, 6:30-7:30 p.m. King road Library Learn the Alebrije painting technique. All ages. •Toledo Ukesters, 6:30-8 p.m. King Library A Ukulele workshop and Jam session open to adults and teens. For information, contact or •Agricultural Sustainability, Food Security and the Spiritual Imperative, 7:30-9 p.m. Franciscan Center SAVE hosts guest speaker Brian W. Snyder, the Executive Director of the Initiative for Food and Agricultural Transformation at The Ohio State University. Free For more info call 419-824-3691 or •ProMedica Dementia Education Series, 6:30-7:30 p.m. ProMedica Flower Hospital 5200 Harroun Rd. This month’s topic is on swallowing, warning signs, and risk factors and professionals who can help. Free adult day care supervision and recreational activities during the event. Light refreshments. Register at 419-824-6448 option 2, orkatherine.gonzalez@promedica. •Nursing Mothers Support Group, 1:30-2:30 p.m. ProMedica Toledo Hospital Mom & Me Boutique 2142 N. Cove Blvd. ProMedica Toledo Hospital’s women’s services hostsa breastfeeding support group for nursing mothers. For info call 419-291-5666.

•Sept. 11, 18, 25 Come Dance With Me, 1:30-3 p.m. Olander Nederhouser Beginners with Mary Leugers, $3 per class.

•Sept. 13 Mercy Health Talks, 2-3 p.m.

King Road Library Monthly informative presentation by Mercy Health. •Father Bacik Lecture, 5:30-7 p.m. Franciscan Center Father Bacik presents ‘Bridging our Polarized Divisions: Drawing on Christian Wisdom.’ $10 with reservation, $15 at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, email Laurie Bertke at •MVA Walk, 10 a.m. Toledo Botanical Garden 5403 Elmer Dr. Take a walk through the Garden, with lunch after at Sidon Lebanese Grill, 4625 Bancroft St. Call . John and Carol Borton; 419-8821165 or 419/344-0792.

•Sept. 14 Lifelong Learning Hot Topic, 11:15 a.m. Franciscan Center Learn more about the Guatemala trip by Lourdes students and staff and how they converted Valley of the Angels from an orphanage to a boarding school $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Call 419-824-3707 to RSVP. For more information, visit • Bob Wurst, 7-10:30 p.m. Joseph Diehn American Legion 5580 Centennial Rd. Public welcome. $8 cover. Call 419-882-9080. •Steak Dinner, 5-7 p.m. Joseph Diehn American Legion 5580 Centennial Rd. Full steak dinner for $12.Hotdogs and chips for kids. Public welcome. Call 419-882-9080.

•Sept. 15-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.

‘Making Time for God in a Busy World,’ 10:30-Noon Regina Conference Room Sylvania Franciscan campus The Sylvania Franciscans present Reverend Roland P. Calvert, OSFS,who will present an exploration and reflection on our time and our relationship to God. $20. For reservations contact Sister Joan Jurski at 419-824-3528 or at •Scrapbooking Fundraiser, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. St. Joseph Hall, Room 110 Daylong crafting event. $35 all day, $25 portion of day. Lunch, dinner and snacks. 6832 Convent Blvd., call 419-824-3610 for more information. •Latino Quesadilla, 2-3 p.m. King Road Library A demonstration by the Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center staff who will teach how to cook a traditional Latino quesadilla. •Touch-a-Truck, 1-3 p.m. Heartland at ProMedica 5360 Harroun Rd. Police, fire, militaryvehicles and many more. On-site food truck vendors with refreshments for purchase. Entertainment and crafts. •Sister Cities International Gala Toledo Club Celebrating 25 years.

•Sept. 16 NICU Reunion, 1-3 p.m. Ronald McDonald House Parking Lot 3883 Monroe St. ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital invites all former Newborn Intensive Care Unit

patients and their families to reunite with other former NICU patientsindividual coffee creamers.

•Sept. 17 Culture Shares, 7-8 p.m. King Road Library Learn about the practices of different cultures from local performers, makers, doers and storytellers. All ages. •English Conversation Club, 7-8 p.m. King Road Library An opportunity for adults learning English to practice their English conversation skills in a welcoming and respectful environment.

•Sept. 18 Catholic School Information Night, 7:30 p.m. King Road Library The event will focus on St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy and St. Ursula Academy. MVA’s 43rd annual Irish Hills Bicycle Tou, 7:30 a.m. Centennial Terrace Ride 10, 31, 62 or 100 miles. Map, marked route. Register online. Tour director is Terry Waltzer, 419-265-3801.

•Sept. 18, 25 Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m. Ronald McDonald House 3883 Monroe St., This support group is for families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death in the first few months of life. children, and relationships. For more information, contact Kim Folk-Axe at 419-291-9475 or

Local Fest - Bands, Your Go-To Event: Bites and Brews

Twin Pfunk entertains the crowd at Local Fest in 2017.



ylvania’s hottest party in town is back to celebrate the end of summer with a local vibe. The next edition of Local Fest will take over the J&G Pizza Palace parking lot, 5692 Main St., with street food, craft beer and wine, children’s activities and live music on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 4 to 11 p.m.


Rock the night away with sounds from Steve Mizer and Michael Gramza from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Dragon Wagon from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and Cactus Jack from 9 to 11 p.m. Stephanie L. Dennehy from Cutting Edge Theatre Company will serve as MC.



The Leaf and Seed food truck will be on hand with made-from-scratch vegan comfort food. The Displaced Chef will

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bring Latin American cuisine such as Cuban sandwiches and Citrus Roasted Pork and Mojo Marinated Chicken tacos. Rusty’s Road Trip will be frying up handbattered Lake Erie Yellow Perch, and Mayberry Ice Cream will serve treats to beat the heat.

Brews and Beverages

Craft beer will be available from Upside Brewing and Inside the Five Brewing Company. Wine will be offered from Majestic Oak Winery. Local Fest is organized by the Downtown Sylvania Association and Red Bird Arts District. Kids’ Corner is made possible by J&G Pizza Palace, and lighting is sponsored by Sylvania Steel. Admission to the event is free, and donations are welcome at the entrance to help support the programs of the Downtown Sylvania Association.

There is a new pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church “My primary job is to get myself to heaven and bring along as many people as possible,” quipped the Reverend Monsignor Michael Billian, the new pastor for Saint Joseph parish in Sylvania. He brings his ready wit, warm smile and a good dose of people skills along with his strong educational and administrative experiences. He replaces Father Dennis Metzger, who retired after serving the parish for the past 10 years. As the new Saint Joseph’s leader, Msgr. Billian spent his first two months learning about the parish and meeting with as many different groups within the parish as time has allowed. He is also focused on getting to know members of the Sylvania community.

What are the challenges of this new position?

“The size of this parish. In a smaller church, it is much easier to build a tight-knit community. You soon learn about each member and even know what mass they attend and where they sit. When they are not there a few times, you check with them to see if everything is alright and you are able to have your finger on the pulse of the congregation much easier.”

What are the advantages?

“The size of this parish. This is also the advantage. The gifts and talents of so many present such a blessing,” he said. “I am looking forward to learning more about each of those in the congregation who are involved and making all of the good things that happen here. I am going to do my level best to get involved with every part of the parish so I can get to know people and help those in crisis or those who are struggling,” he noted.

How will you accomplish that?

“I am making it a point to be present and get

first-hand experiences of all that is happening in the church and school. I want to get my arms around the needs of the people here,” he stated.

What is your leadership style?

“I really do not fit any standard style,” he chuckled. “Really though, I am more consultative, but I’m not afraid to make a decision. Once I’ve gathered all of the facts and listened to every side, I decide and then we are done and ready to move on to the next question.”

“The third is to enhance the Lord’s Day Experience. We need to be at our very best on Saturday evening, Sunday morning and evening masses, every time,” he said.

What is your background?

“I started my 34-year priesthood after growing up in the Little Flower parish, first as the assistant principal/spiritual director for Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School while serving as the associate pastor at the Saint Joseph Parish in Fremont. Following that I was named assistant principal and then pastor and What are your immediate president of Central Catholic High School. plans as the new leader? During my time at Central Catholic I was a “I’ve listened to our very well-seasoned staff for religious education in the consultant and I have studied the report generated by a Diocesan School Office, as well as the recent church focus group as well as the Parish Chaplain at the Saint Louis results of a parish survey. I have Parish and pastor of the come up with a three-pronged Historic Church of Saint plan.” Following that Patrick. “The first is assignment, I served as communication. Because the Chancellor, of the size of the parish Moderator of the we need to stay Curia, Episcopal Vicar connected in every way for Administration possible. We need to be and Vicar General of especially aware of the Diocese of Toledo. keeping the lines of I finally was communication open appointed the Pastor between the school and of Blessed Sacrament the church,” said and Corpus Christi Monsignor Billian. parishes while serving as “The second is hospitality, the Dean of the Saint Agnes which involves everything from Deanery.” regular services to how we greet “While I thoroughly enjoyed visitors coming to the office. We need being a school leader and serving Monsignor to create this culture of hospitality to the Bishop in an administrative Michael Billian encourage building relationships and capacity, I really like being part of a creating a friendly, more parish where I can roll up my sleeves and work personalized atmosphere throughout the arm-in-arm with the parishioners,” Msgr. church.”

What would you like people to know about you? Billian offered.

“I want people to take the opportunity to engage with me and get to know me as their pastor. I also want to strengthen our ties to the community. I think it is important to be involved in the community outside of the church, as well,” he said.

Community Involvement?

Msgr. Billian is a member of the American Red Cross Board of Directors, the Diocese of Toledo Finance Council, Knights of Columbus, Legatus Chaplain, MAREDA Board of Trustees President, Monsignor Jerome E. Schmit Youth Foundation Trustee, the Padua Center Board, and the Saint Clare Commons Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Toledo Club. Previously, he served on several boards including Make A Wish, Lagrange Development Corporation Housing Committee, Partners in Education, Toledo Rotary and more.

What do you like to do?

“I love to cook,” he admitted. “I often offer to prepare dinners to be auctioned for charity. My favorite dinners to prepare are usually Italian-style and I enjoy pairing each course with a different good wine to create a truly satisfying experience.” “I also love to travel and most enjoy arranging and leading pilgrimages for groups of people. I enjoy the study and research along with the planning and preparation to take people on all different kinds of religious experiences,” he said. Ed. Note: Could that be a training of sorts for Msgr. Billian’s heaven-bound job description?


Toledo Sister Cities International plans 25 year gala many delegations that come to visit..” TSCI has also implemented the International Youth Academy, which continues to bring students to the city of Toledo for a two-week educational and cultural exchange. Visitors through the years have included a Hungarian zither orchestra and folk art group, Zola Choir from South Africa, a boys choir from Poznan, Poland, a Sister Cities

International conference in 2002 that attracted 600 delegates and over 300 visitors, a BosniaHerzegovina Business and Local Governance Training Program, a US/Ukraine Partnership program and a Russian leadership program. TSCI is a 501c3 organization and is supported by the proceeds of the International Festival, which was revived in 2010 by then board president Hans Ersepke.

Toledo Ballet will hold open auditions for the Ballet’s original production of The Nutcracker on Thursday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 8. Dancers enrolled in other community dance programs are welcome to audition. Level 5 -7 ballet dancers and those ages 13 and up auditioning for both the Nutcracker and Toledo Ballet Company must attend on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 5:45-9 p.m. Dancers under the age of 15 will be able to leave at 8:15 p.m. Dancers auditioning on Sept. 6 should be available to attend callbacks on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Auditions will be held for Level 1 through

Level 4 dancers, or dancers ages 7 and up, on Saturday, Sept. 8. Dancers must be 7 years old by Sept. 1. Level 1 Ballet, or 7 and 8 years and up, will audition from 2 – 2:30 p.m. Level 2 Ballet, or 8 and 9 years and up, will audition from 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Level 3 Ballet, 10 years and up, will audition from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Level 4 Ballet, or 11 and up, will audition from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Some dancers may be asked to stay for the audition session following theirs. There is a $20 audition fee. For more information, go to or call 419471-0049.

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Medical Mutual of Ohio is sponsoring its 25th annual breast cancer awareness brunch on Sunday, Oct. 14, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike in Perrysburg. The University of Toledo’s Center for Health and Successful Living program will be honored with the Debra A. Green Community Service Award in recognition of its contributions to

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Members of the Toledo Sister Cities serving on the board and as office coordinator International board of trustees are planning a for one summer when the executive director gala to celebrate their 25 years of service. Sister resigned. She has created a memory book to Ann Francis Klimkowski, Lourdes College document the many stories and timelines of President Emerita, is heading the planning the groups that comprise the organization. committee for the event to be held at “As we celebrate TSCI's 25 years, the Toledo Club on Sept. 15. The we can also recognize the 87-year Greater Toledo International relationship we have had with Youth Orchestra who Toledo, Spain. That grew performed in Coburg, out of a relationship Germany a Friendship begun in 1931 by City, earlier this University of Toledo summer, will entertain President Henry at the event. Doberman and a Cities “Sister Spanish teacher at International was Waite and DeVilbiss initiated by high schools. We can Congresswoman Marcy also celebrate the 30Kaptur and came into year relationship with being to serve as an Qinhuangdao, China, umbrella organization for another glass capital city. the several Sister Cities We also celebrate the 25 year organizations that have been Sister City relationships with created over the years,” Sister Ann Szeged, Hungary and Poznan, Francis reported. Sister has been Sister Ann Francis Poland. These were made possible an integral part of the with the fall of the Iron Curtain in Klimkowski organization since its inception, the late 1980s,” she noted. Today, there are 10 groups that are in relationships with countries around the world, thanks to the efforts of interested citizens who create and enhance the relationships with counterparts in other cities or regions around the world. “In 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower enunciated a call for 'citizen diplomacy' through a people-to-people approach to create sister city relationships with the goal of promoting world peace,” Sister Ann Francis stated. “That is still true today. And in addition to the many benefits of building sister city organizations, an economic impact can also be realized from these relationships from the

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Gene and Mary Jo Hardy and their daughter Lindsay Camp and granddaughter Hallie Marshall enjoy the ice cream part of the ice cream social presented Aug. 11 by the Fellowship Board of Sylvania United Church of Christ.

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Trash doesn’t stand a chance with Carol and Jim Collins of the Sylvania Sunrise Lions Club Litter Crew, who were hard at work on Aug. 25 on Monroe Street.

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Boy Scouts sponsor Hooked on Scouting sign-up nights The Erie Shores Council of the Boy Scouts of America wants to make it easy to join Cub Scouting. On Sept. 6, families will be able to sign up for Scouting at the elementary schools as part of the Council’s Hooked on Scouting fall recruiting campaign. Cub Scouting is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade, who are divided into dens or packs after registration. The program combines outdoor activities, sports, academics, and more in a fun and exciting program that helps teach ideals such as honesty, good citizenship, and respect. Last year more than 6,000 youth participated in Scouting programs across the Erie Shores Council. “I encourage every family to take advantage of this opportunity to join Scouting!” said Ed Caldwell, Scout Executive

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Local groups, TARTA make mall more accessible

TARTA General Manager Jim Gee and Ability Center Executive Director Tim Harrington talk about the new bus stop that makes accessing the mall much more convenient for those living with disabilities. Disability advocates from local groups including The Ability Center, The Fair Housing Center, Toledo Lucas County Commission on Disabilities, and Community Advocates for Transportation Rights welcomed a new TARTA bus stop located near the Charming Charlie entrance at Franklin Park Mall on Aug.20. This achievement is the culmination of several years of grassroots advocacy efforts to improve accessibility for people living with disabilities in the area. “The bus stop demonstrates what we can

do when people with disabilities and businesses in our community work together to make our spaces more accessible. Congratulations to the Toledo Lucas County Commission on Disabilities, CATR and Franklin Park Mall on taking one more step toward a fully accessible and inclusive Toledo,” shared Katherine Hunt Thomas, disability rights attorney for The Ability Center. Other speakers at the opening celebration included Casey Pogan, marketing director, Franklin Park Mall; Christina Rodriguez, staff attorney, The Fair Housing Center; Rochelle Hall-Rollins, Toledo Lucas County Commission on Disabilities; and Jo Rita Fox, Community Advocates for Transportation Rights. The Ability Center is a nonprofit Center for Independent Living serving northwest Ohio. The Ability Center believes in and supports equitable and inclusive communities for people living with disabilities. Its mission is to assist people with disabilities to live, work, and socialize within a fully accessible community. The Ability Center serves the seven counties of Lucas, Ottawa, Wood, Fulton, Henry, Defiance and Williams. The Fair Housing Center is a nonprofit civil rights agency dedicated to the elimination of housing discrimination, the promotion of housing choice and the creation of inclusive communities of opportunity. To achieve its mission, the center engages in education and outreach, housing counseling, advocacy for antidiscriminatory housing policies, research and investigation, and enforcement actions. Community Advocates for Transportation Rights is a grassroots group whose mission is

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Sheer Perfection expands a second time

Pam Kwiatkowski, owner of Sheer Perfection, is pleased with the completion of the salon, which can accommodate 24 hair stylists and seven nail technicians. It has happened again. Pam Kwiatkowski of Sheer Perfection, 6381 Monroe St., was asked if she had room for some additional hair stylists and nail technicians. A total of 14 stylists and four nail techs, to be exact, were looking for space, as the salon where they had been working was closing. “Once again, we were fortunate as the space adjoining my salon was vacant. My husband, Michael, and I talked about expanding. We both felt this was an opportunity for us and for everyone who is part of this salon,” she stated. “My husband has been working diligently to transform the new space into a continuation of the original salon and the addition we just completed in June,” Kwiatkowski said. “In addition, a big thank

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Ribbon cut to open Toledo Clinic Vision Associates new medical office building Toledo Clinic Vision Associates held a ribbon cutting for its new medical office building at 3330 Meijer Dr. on Aug. 17. The 36,000 square-foot facility was designed by Marasco and Associates of Denver, a national leader in ophthalmology-specific medical office buildings. Midwest Contracting Inc. of Holland, Ohio, served as the general contractor for the project. “Our facility will set a new standard for patient care in this area on the day it opens,” said Dr. Rodney McCarthy of Toledo Clinic Vision Associates. “Our commitment is to be the leader in ophthalmologic care, and this facility will allow us to provide higher quality care in a more comfortable and convenient setting.” Each visit will start with a streamlined flow through the office as patients experience eye exams, as well as testing and treatment for chronic and emergent eye conditions. A state-

of-the-art ambulatory surgery center will be located conveniently within the building. The optical department features one of the largest selections in the Toledo area, offering eyeglasses and sunglasses, both prescription and non-prescription. Vision Associates consists of 11 ophthalmologists and optometrists offering services from routine exams to the medical and surgical treatment of complicated eye problems. Each eye care sub-specialty field is represented: cornea, cataracts, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery and retinal diseases. The Toledo Clinic is a multi-specialty group practice, consisting of over 270 independent physicians and associated healthcare professionals, practicing in 40 medical and surgical specialties, at more than 60 locations, across northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

Chabad House dedicated at ribbon cutting ceremony

Sylvania Town Crier Mike Lieber and Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce Welcoming Committee members Jennifer Schwind, Marci Bennett, Dee Szabo, Crystal Jordan and Executive Director Michelle Sprott and Marketing and Recruitment Manager Rachel Neff join Toledo Clinic Vision Associates staff Tracie Gater, Sheena Crump, Sandra Miller, Destiny Breska, Rodney McCarthy, MD, Joyce Liptak, John Burchfield, MD, Michele Schlagheck, OD, Rita Whitacre, Tom Sylak, The Toledo Clinic COO, Carolyn Hammye, Jennifer Hoellrich, Crystal Voegeli, Kendra Dosiot, Sue Gedeon and Vision Associates Executive Director David Yoho at the ribbon cutting.

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Rabbi Shmouel Mushka, his wife Matusof, Rabbi Yossi Shemtov, his wife Raizel, Marcia and Peter Silverman, Gary and Andrea Dolman and Don Solomon cut the ribbon to officially open the newly constructed Chabad House. The general contractor is Kevin Romanko of the Romanko Building Co., Ltd., and the architect is Dwight Gilliland of Architecture by Design. On Aug. 23, the Toledo Jewish community gathered for the grand opening and ribboncutting ceremony of the new home for Chabad House and Friendship Circle of Toledo. Hosting a synagogue, youth programs, educational programs, summer camp, holiday celebrations and much more, the center will serve the needs of the vibrant and growing Jewish community of Toledo, as well as the increasing needs of The Friendship Circle. “This is the beginning of a new era for Chabad and The Friendship Circle in Toledo,” said Rabbi Yossi Shemtov, director of Chabad House. “Our new state-of-the-art facilities will allow us to better serve the ever-evolving needs of the entire community, from children to senior citizens and everyone in between. After 30 years of beautiful growth and connections, we look forward to the next chapter and sharing it with all.” The new center is located within the heart of the community at 2728 King Road. Chabad House of Toledo was established in 1987 with the mission to be the nerve center of educational, communal and outreach activities serving the needs of the entire Jewish community, from youngsters to the elderly. All are welcome at Chabad House, regardless of background, observance or affiliation.

The Friendship Circle of Toledo is an organization which matches teen volunteers with children and young adults with special needs, providing friendship, programming and support to the children, volunteers and families. The new building has been outfitted with specialty sensory rooms for The Friendship Circle and will be a model for other centers to create an environment of inclusion for people of all needs and abilities.

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Habitec Security President and CEO John Smythe, DMP Regional Manager Mark Barber and Habitec Sales Manager Jim Bigelow hosted a free School Safety and Security Seminar for representatives from nearly 50 schools including Sylvania St. Joseph School. Participants learned about cutting edge security, surveillance and access control solutions. Randy Braverman, a School Emergency Preparedness Expert, was the guest speaker.


Eddie Tucker of Lawn Creations has expanded his operation to include a new location at 4057 Holland-Sylvania Ave. in the former Gramz Flower Shop. He recently purchased the building from Cheryl Fuleky, who will continue to operate her floral shop on a limited basis in conjunction with Tucker’s operation. “I have known Cheryl for a long time and we were able to work this deal out to our mutual benefit. She wants to work fewer hours providing floral services along with selling some antiques. I hope to have a specialty lawn and garden shop here at some point,” Tucker stated. Ron Rightnowar of GenoaBank arranged the financing for the acquisition of the property. “Ron was very helpful and great to work with,” Tucker related. In addition to the newest property, Tucker also recently purchased property on Central Avenue, which will serve as a sales yard for mulch and other landscape materials. The Lawn Creations operational hubs remain on King Road in Sylvania and Stadium Road in Ann Arbor, Mich. According to Tucker, he grew up in the lawn and landscaping business, working first for one of his mentors, Barry Greenblatt of Barry’s Bagels. “My aunts all worked for Barry at the bagel shop and many times took me along, which led to working on his lawn. In addition, I did lawn work for Gus Nicolaidis and Pat Giammarco, who also took me under their wing, so to speak, and became great mentors as well,” he said. Tucker listened and learned, building his business with advice from three successful entrepreneurs. Through the years, Tucker’s Lawn

Creations has evolved to become a full service lawn and landscape repair-focused enterprise. “I offer an organic lawn and landscape maintenance package, which is natural, clean and green,” Tucker promised. “We use high-quality grass seed that grows deeper roots and tunes up the soil and also offers greater pest resistance. This type of lawn requires less water and is more drought-resistant, as well. With the process of overseeding that we do, we eliminate the need to use toxic fertilizers and weed killers,” he said. “This process is more expensive initially, but there is a cost savings in water usage over time. It is also people- and petfriendly and safer for your loved ones.” A discount is offered for senior citizens and veterans. In addition to repair, the Lawn Creations staff can cultivate new lawns and landscapes including everything from planting and lighting to walkways. The Lawn Creations staff is also certified to use chemicals on lawns at clients’ request. In addition, tree feeding services are offered. “I am an agronomist, but I have learned from arborists the value of feeding trees, which eliminates shallow roots robbing grass and landscaping of their nutrients. Feeding also maintains the health of your trees,” he explained. Most recently, Tucker has made Lawn Creations a franchising opportunity. “I would love to work with other people to create a successful business as I have been guided by my great mentors. I have years of experience and I can pass on the benefits of my knowledge to help those new to the industry,” he added.

Mercy Health-Lourdes University Health Center opens Lourdes students, faculty and staff members can take advantage of the new Mercy Health-Lourdes University Health Center which opened just in time for the start of the fall semester. The health center is located in Sylvan Square at 4900 N. McCord Rd., next to The Den. A result of a collaboration between Mercy

Health and Lourdes University, the clinic is open Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Certified Nurse Practitioner Angie Henry is the health care provider on location “I am excited to have the opportunity to meet students, faculty and staff and to talk with them about their needs and health issues,” Henry said. “I look forward to

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L-R: Matt Regan, Myles Eckert and his mother, Tiffany, Steve Essig of American Interiors, Dominic Antenucci and Chuck Radabaugh celebrate American Interiors 25th year in business at a Patriot Dinner on Aug. 16. The celebration included paying it forward by supporting fundraising as well as donating a check to Folds of Honor and its mission of serving spouses and children of fallen and disabled service members with scholarships. In attendence, was Tiffany Eckert and her son Myles. Eckert is a Gold-Star wife of a local serviceman killed in action in Iraq whose family gained national attention when her then eight-year-old son ‘paid forward’ a $20 bill he found in the parking lot to a soldier dining at a local Cracker Barrel.

developing programs that will be helpful and of interest to them.” Mercy Health Practice Administrator Rachel Stone pointed out that this collaboration is a good fit for both organizations. “Mercy Health and Lourdes University share the same Catholic values and hold similar goals,” she said. “And this is a great location with good visibility as students pass by here from their residence halls on the way to campus. Angie has made the space very welcoming.” According to Lourdes and Mercy Health officials, this collaboration promises to be a win-win situation, with the added bonus of students, faculty and staff receiving a range of health care services in an efficient and convenient manner. Services are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis.

Some of the available services include sick visits for such afflictions as a cold, sore throat, ear pain, fevers over 101.5, flu or sinus pain, rashes, minor burns and other skin disorders, insect or animal bites, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems, headaches or migraines. Physicals, flu shots and blood draws are also available along with a well women’s clinic and health and wellness screenings and counseling. Henry will also offer referral assistance for health issues beyond the scope of the center. Lourdes University students, faculty and staff are required to show Lourdes’ IDs, driver’s licenses and proof of insurance at the time of visit. While faculty and staff will have a co-pay at time of visit, there is no copay required for students at time of visit.

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Cycling Without Age rides to town Keith Webb, the cyclist who has shined a spotlight on biking through his organization, We Are Traffic, has upped his game yet another notch. Webb and his organization have joined forces with Maumee Valley Adventurers to bring Cycling Without Age to the community. “This program originated with Ole Kassow and Dortha Peterson in Norway six years ago and it is sweeping Europe. Kassow and Peterson wanted to help the elderly get back on a bicycle and ‘feel the wind in their hair,’ despite any limited mobility they may now have. Cycling Without Age offers the concept of a trishaw, a specialty bicycle with a front seat and a rear driver, and started offering free bike rides to the local nursing

home residents” Webb reported. Now, that concept has spread throughout Denmark and 38 countries around the world. “We are the second city in Ohio to open a chapter to operate this program and thanks to some terrific fundraising and a matching grant, we were able to purchase our first trishaw” Webb stated. Currently, he is working with administrators at Rosary Care and Kingston Residence to set up a program for each of their facilities. “We are in the process of raising additional funds to acquire a trailer to haul our trishaw to its destination. We also need to assemble and train a team of volunteers for the program to get underway,” Webb explained. One of those trained volunteers serves as a pilot who drives the bike. This

allows those who are no longer able to actually ride a bicycle to experience the joy of being on a bike ride. A “scout” or volunteer riding a separate bicycle along with the pilot and his or her passenger is also part of the protocol for the program. After arriving in northwest Ohio, Webb continued his passion for riding his bike in lieu of driving, a habit he began several years ago while living in Atlanta. “I was spending hours on the road commuting to work by car, and then going to the gym to work out on a regular basis, taking time away from my family. I finally decided to ride my bike to work, which eliminated sitting in traffic jams and the need to go to a gym. It became a way

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Local Sylvanian wants to hit the road BY MARY HELEN DARAH

Lyndsey Stough is one busy lady. Being an associate architect at Stough & Stough Architects, serving as the executive at director Toledo Soup, founding Happy Hour Toledo, and being on the we lcoming committee for the Sylvania Area of Chamber Commerce keeps her wheels spinning. Yet, somehow the young Sylvania woman found the time to purchase a behemoth home-on-wheels. “Since college, I have been obsessed with tiny homes and the on-go-lifestyle, but my life was never in sync with that,” recalled Stough. “I would, on occasion, go on Craig’s List to see what was for sale. I was browsing the web about two years ago and found this beautiful blue motor home that was on sale right near my home. I took the leap and purchased it.” Stough spent her first summer cleaning her new purchase and trying to determine how to approach the monumental task of getting it road-worthy. “I am not mechanically gifted or skilled,” she stated. “I knew it would be very specialized work and be very costly. Not much happened that first summer other than cleaning it out.”

This summer Stough was on a mission. “I want to use this thing and needed to get going,” she recalled. “I took it down the street to mechanic Paul Schroyer who on works vintage vehicles. He was the only one that said ‘yes.’ There is always

hesitation, but I could tell quickly that I was in good hands. He’s been working hard fixing it up and doing all kinds of things I don’t know how to do to, with a goal of making it road-worthy.” Stough has recently gotten behind the wheel. “I have driven it twice. The power steering works again, which is a very good thing. I should be able to take it on the highway soon but it’s not finished by any means. I need to work on the interior, take down the walls, the old electrical wiring, and essentially get the subsystems in place. I have no idea what that will entail. The first step is to drive it somewhere during the day and go to some park. I have an airbed, a portable toilet and a cooler. I’ll be all set.” The young fixer-upper wants her first trip to be to Columbus. “I know if anything happens, I have some family to come rescue me,” she stated. “Then I would like to go to

Chicago. After that, I hope to slowly grow my comfort level. My dream is to do a big ol’ drive around the U.S. and enjoy the traveling life for awhile. I don’t think that far ahead. I love the idea of being in a home while being away from home. It’s also pretty incredible to own a 27 ft.-long, 1960 Dodge Travco similar to what Johnny Cash used to drive in

between concerts. It has a cozy charm to it. I like aluminum Airstreams too, but there is something about that fiberglass and blue that melts my heart. Plus I love the “Twinkie” shape. Before summer officially ends, my goal is to drive off into the sunset … in my big blue Twinkie!”

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Chief Paul Young has been at the helm of the Sylvania Township Police Department since March 19, 2018, retiring from the Toledo Police Department after 33 years of service. “I didn’t have a lengthy retirement,” he stated. "I retired from running the Scott Park District Station on March 16 and began work on the 19th. I saw this opening. My wife and I have lived in Sylvania since 1987. When you marry a Sylvania girl, they won’t live anywhere else. We have two boys (Northview grads like their mom) ages 23 and 26, who both went to the University Toledo. My oldest is a Toledo Fire Department dispatcher with a goal to be a firefighter. My youngest is an information systems analyst. My wife is an oncology nurse at the ProMedica Hickman Center.”

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“I love Sylvania,” stated Chief Young. “It’s where we live, where we shop, and where we go to restaurants. We know its people. The networking from coaching kids ball teams and the schools is great. It’s a perfect fit. We would joke around that it would be great one day if I could be the police chief here and we would laugh because of the low probability of that happening. Well, here we are, and I still can’t believe it. I didn’t even put in for the job of chief. This was such an amazing opportunity right here where we live.”

The learning curve

The Chief had a few adjustments after spending three decades serving in Toledo. “It is a different size than what I was used to,” he stated. “In Toledo you would deligate officers to specific areas. Here, officers do a little bit of everything because we don’t have extra units to assign things to. That has been my biggest learning curve.”

Experience is everything

The Chief believes that one of the most positive aspects of the Sylvania Township Police Department is the number of experienced officers they have on the force. “Some of our officers have over 20 years of experience,” he said. “The majority have been here over 12 years. Conversely, we could have 13 or 14 people leave in the future. We need to think about hiring and training new people. You can’t burn people out. We really need to think about selecting officers. It’s tough to attract law enforcement people in this environment. We are currently hiring, and people can go to our website to apply and take the test through Sept. 14.”

Take comfort

Chief Young feels that one of the most rewarding aspects of his position is having the opportunity to get to know people and being part of the community. “Yes, I’m new to the department, but I’m not new to the community. I love that comfort level,” he stated. “TPD has 600 on the force. We have 44 sworn and 19 civilians for a total of 63 people. You get to really know people in the department. It’s a close-knit group. I enjoy that. I also like that we have the time to properly investigate a crime. We can give citizens the services they deserve.”

A brief PSA

When asked if there was anything the Chief would like to say to his fellow Sylvanians, he did not hesitate with a response. “It’s great to live in a safe community but lock your car doors and houses,” he suggested. “Make it more difficult to be a victim of crime. Usually it is a crime of opportunity. If things are locked, generally they move on. Also, if you see something that is out of place, call us. We like to know what is going on. Do not be afraid to call the police. If you don’t call, we can’t prevent future occurrences.”

Here to serve

Chief Young feels his main goal is for the Sylvania Township Police Department to provide services in a professional manner. He stated, “We have great officers that treat people well and do their job with empathy. We are here to serve.”

A ‘Champion’ Resident


Charter Senior Living of Oak Openings Marketing Director Amy Klosterman, right, presented Harold Pohlman, who has joined the Charter Senior Living community, with a memento of his years of service to Champion Spark Plug where he worked in an engineering position after serving with the Ski Troops in Alaska during the Korean War. He retired after many years of service but returned as a consultant, retiring again at age 76.

New pastor and family welcomed to community As Micah Sutton celebrates his first now retired Pastor Andy Wiegand, who anniversary as the lead pastor of McCord quizzed me extensively on the Bible. I must Road Christian Church, his reflection on this have passed his test as he told the past year has been one of pleasant surprises congregation during an open interview that shared by him and his family. he would be honored to have me be named “Kristy and I had never heard of Sylvania, the lead pastor,” Sutton said. “And I am truly Ohio, when we were approached about the honored that he continues to call McCord position of lead pastor for the church,” Road his home church.” Sutton said. “We have lived in Hawaii, Sutton listed the church’s history, stability Chicago, Houston. I have been to 46 states and its deep rooted biblical base as strong and four countries but never to this area. We determining factors in his and his family’s are quite surprised that we enjoy living here, decision to accept the position. “Kristy and I far better than we ever expected. Our two also were impressed with the way McCord boys have embraced this area and are Road loves and welcomes people to the thriving here; Talon attends The University church and how involved the church is in the of Toledo and Tyrian is a senior at community and with missions around the Northview.” world,” he offered. “We have also been “Kristy and I have said that this is the surprised that our experiences have far out place where we want to have our burial surpassed our first impressions.” plots,” he chuckled. What innovations do you see Sutton is also pleasantly surprised that the implementing ? biggest challenge facing him and the church “Kristy and I have spent this past year leadership is the amazing growth the church learning the culture of the church and the has experienced in the past year. “We have community. Each church and had a growth rate of 53 community has a culture all percent,” he cited. “This its own and we need to know really speaks to the “We are quite surprised what that is before we set out importance of the seeds that that we enjoy living to make any changes,” he have been planted here over said. However, Sutton has the past 53 years by the here far more than we introduced a loose-leaf leadership and membership notebook along with a ever expected.” at McCord Road Christian sermon note page to Church. We are standing on Micah Sutton weekly insert for those interested in some really big shoulders.” documenting the “Big Idea” Sutton also cites the depth and breadth of and the “Three Thoughts” around which he the leadership team as another happy organizes his sermons. He also implemented surprise that he has discovered over the past a daily devotion schedule along with year. “There are rock stars on this team and suggested journal entries earlier in the year. because of that, we are well positioned for all Your vision for the future? of the challenges associated with our “I just want us to get better at the small amazing growth. They each exhibit a things here, especially as we continue to genuine love that permeates everything they grow. We need to make sure we build our do and allows people from different teams bigger so people are not becoming backgrounds to worship and work together,” stressed as they work within the church and he said. the community.” Sutton grew up in the church following in his father’s footsteps. “I’ve tried my hand at Your goals? business and worked at several other jobs “Healthy things grow. My goal is for the but this is what I am meant to do,” he related. church to stay healthy and to become even He was in his third year on the pastoral staff more involved in the community,” he said. at Grace Church when a search team reached “The potential for McCord Road Christian out to him. “I had been given the blessing of Church is unlimited.” the head pastor who thought I would be well He added, “Also helping people move to suited to lead a church. While Kristy and I the next level in their life drives my life. I were very happy in Houston and had strong look forward to working with the leadership ties with our church, which we continue to in other churches and building relationships maintain, I liked what I learned about to do more in the community.” McCord Road.” What do you want people to He first was approached by McCord know? Road’s Pastor Benton Cole and member “We at McCord Road Christian Church Steve Superits who conducted the initial love God; we love people; we want to get the phone interview. “My second phone message out.” conversation was over an hour long with the

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Sights and sounds of the 80s fill Centennial Terrace

Rachel Jan and Randel Ahney are dressed for fun at Centennial.

Kira Mossing gives her mother, Tessa, a helping hand at the check-in table.

Could it be Kiss? Or Mark Evans, Starr Stockton, Kerri Bies, Jennifer Linnenkugel and John Buccler.

Scott and Vivian Fisher, Shelly Gonyer, Michelle Nieman, Renee Rymanowicz, Shannon Johnson and Tiffany and Patrick Caligiuri are ready for the party.

Laurie and John Goutierre are part of the crowd at the annual 80s event.

Lynn Cabernet and Amy Pugh bring sunflowers and ET.

Kelly Miller Circus Comes to Town

Natalie and Skylar Spencer are looking forward to seeing the circus.

Lamont, the Ringmaster, is ready for the big show. He also appears as Lamont, the human volcano.

It Was a Garden Party for Caregivers


Kim Wood of Walker Funeral Homes talks with keynote speaker Mary Alice Powell, former Blade Food Editor.

Over 145 people attended the Garden Party Aug. 8, given to honor caregivers, at the Nederhouser Community Hall at Olander Park. The event was hosted by Karen Culler of Kingston Healthcare Company, Natalie Tousley and Liz Hofbauer of Parkcliffe Memory Care Community, Kim Wood of Walker Funeral Homes and Janey Miller of Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Sponsors included Home Instead Senior Care, Citizen Advisory Group, Interim Health Care and ProMedica Active Mobility.

Have fun, be kind and work hard. BY MARY HELEN DARAH

I recently met with Executive Director at Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce Michelle Sprott, the only woman, I think, capable of getting someone excited about a root canal, colonoscopy or a visit from their mother-in-law. The woman is full of enthusiasm and as the Sylvania community has witnessed, it is contagious. The Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce is defined on various social media venues as “being instrumental in attracting visitors, residents and businesses to the Sylvania area.” Sprott has not only expanded the role of the Chamber but has sparked an eagerness to make Sylvania known as the place to be in northwest Ohio.

The core mission

Sprott is excited about the rapid progress the city is experiencing. “Sylvania is blessed with a great team right now,” she stated. “It is a privilege to work with the individuals, Chamber members, and community leaders I get to work with. They are amazing. We recently celebrated the Chamber’s 70th birthday. The Chamber has always played a vital role within Sylvania. I didn’t realize the capacity of that role when I stepped into it. Mayor Stough describes the Chamber as the glue that holds all the pillars of the community together,” Sprott stated. “Our reach extends to our schools, the business community, nonprofits, police and fire. It touches every aspect of the community. I see the Chamber’s primary role as being a

champion of everything good about Sylvania. We are the cheerleaders of those entities and are here to promote Sylvania as the best place to work, live and play. That is the core of our mission.”

Getting energized

The fearless leader, although excited about where Sylvania is currently, is also excited about moving forward with various plans and projects. “The energy in Sylvania right now is so exciting,” she said. “We are just getting started. We are on an upscale trajectory with the development of SOMO, and other new development projects that lay ahead.” Sprott is quick to point out that her team is a vital factor in the Chamber’s mission to move forward. “My team is incredible. I am surrounded by a phenomenal team, internally and externally. Everyone we work with is always there when called on,” she stated. “That’s what makes it easy. In my office, I am very left-brained. My team consists of creative right-brained individuals. It’s the perfect balance.” She added, “I have a few rules for the office. The first rule is to have fun, be kind and work hard. I pull it out of them every day. We are in the throes of Fall Festival planning after just wrapping up an extremely busy summer with five events. Every event we strive to take to the next level. That is essential in getting Sylvania to grow and be relevant as northwest Ohio continues to develop. Outside of my internal office, the downtown Sylvania team is thriving. Again, we are just

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No egos allowed getting started.”

Sprott is excited to grow her internal team. “It is my goal to hire another staff member to keep up with the demands of event planning and to provide tangible benefits to our members,” said Sprott. “In addition to growth within our Chamber staff, I look forward to the creation of new events and continued growth in the business sector. The schools are completely reenergized with our new superintendent. The schools are our second biggest employer and they play such a critical role in the success of Sylvania. We are full of dynamic leaders in every area of our community. That is why you feel that positive energy. The most refreshing part is that we all get along. There are no egos. We are all truly here to build Sylvania. That’s what keeps us going and wanting more. We want more growth and more inspiration. Whether it be the Red Bird Art Walk, Maple on Main, or new businesses such as Inside the Five, we are all here to champion one another. If there were negative attitudes in the way, or community leaders who didn’t care, we could not accomplish our main mission.” That mission is to build a better Sylvania where residents, like Michelle Sprott, can have fun, be kind and work hard in one of the greatest cities in northwest Ohio.

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48th Greek American Festival Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral 740 Superior St., Toledo Friday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m. - 12 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, noon - 7 p.m. Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music, dance performances, cathedral tours, free culture presentations and Greek cooking demos. Apple Festival Erie Orchards and Cider Mills 1235 E. Erie St., Erie, Mich. Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m - 7 p.m. Apple picking, pony rides, hay rides, inflatables, a corn maze and crafts. Annual chicken barbecue on Sunday. For the Love of Pie The Toledo Club 235 14th St., Toledo Thursday, Sept. 13, 5:30 - 8 p.m. A fundraiser to celebrate Partners in Education (PIE). Enjoy all you can eat pie from area bakeries, a drink and networking. Tickets $35/person available at Craft Cocktail Workshop Bourbon Appreciation Registry Bistro 144 N. Superior St., Toledo Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m. Learn the history of a cocktail and how to mix it in this hands-on class. Light snacks. $25/person. RSVP to 419-725-0444.

The Art of Preserving Jammin’ with Deb Learn the art of canning in your home when you host a party for four to seven guests. Fee is $30 per person and includes a lesson, tips, recipes, and a jar of homemade product. Classes are 2-3 hours and all supplies are included. For information, call Deb Slater at 419-2607964. Sylvania Farmers Market 6700 Monroe St., behind the Sylvania Municipal Court Building Tuesdays, 3 - 7 p.m. Locally grown plants, herbs and vegetables; homemade baked goods; plus honey, wine, food trucks and special activities. WINE TASTINGS Sofo’s Italian Market 5400 Monroe St. Wednesdays, 5 – 7 p.m. Join your friends for wine tasting and fabulous food created 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 features favorite Italian Estates. Pours begin at $3.

Nick and Melissa Dallas of Upside Brewing, located inside J & G Pizza Palace at 5692 Main St., toast the gold medal they earned at the 2018 Ohio Craft Brewers Cup competition held July 23 – 28 in Dayton, Ohio at The Dayton Beer Company. Forty breweries from around the state participated in the inaugural event by submitting their craft beers. Upside’s 882 variety, named after Sylvania’s original phone prefix, received the first-place award in the Pale Ale category. ‘882 is primarily brewed with Citra hops, which give it a pleasant, citrus quality,’ said Nick Dallas. ‘It has flavors and aromas of tangerine and grapefruit, with a touch of malt sweetness to balance the hops, and it has a dry finish,’ he explained. This was the first competition that Upside Brewing has entered, and they were the only brewery from northwest Ohio. Dallas mentioned, ‘We were up against some more established, older breweries, so I was really happy about placing first.’ - by Jennifer Ruple

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Parker McClure, a senior at Southview High School, sugars deep fried zalabee while UT senior Brendan Mulvaney looks on at the St. George Festival held Aug. 17-19.

Joanne Eberflus and Sharon Grzywinski prepare zalabee dough in the festival food tent. The festival was held outside the Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral.

Kelly and Bob Wallington of Lambertville pick up lunch during the festival.

Kibbee, meat pies, and beans and rice were some of the foods offered. - by Jennifer Ruple

Patt Morr - The Pie Lady Any way you slice it, there’s Morr to it Mini Pecan Pies

BY JENNIFER RUPLE A long-time dream of living up north led retired Sylvanians Patt and Gary Morr to make the move to St. Ignace, just across the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. While there, Patt Morr began Jennifer Ruple baking and selling a variety of fruit pies at the local farmers market where she quickly gained a following and became known as “the pie lady.” “Before I retired I was a paralegal, and for 25 years I did cake decorating on the side. I was originally Patt-e-Cakes,” Morr explained. “While at the farmers market up north, I was asked to make small pies because there are a lot of tourists and couples who visit. Small pies are perfect for one or two people, so we went home and figured out a smaller format.” After three years in St. Ignace, the Morrs moved back to Sylvania where she continues her popular baking business, The Pie Lady. “I make 55-60 small pies per week to take to the Sylvania Farmers Market,” she said. “I offer

baking in her home kitchen. “My husband is a huge help though. He takes care of the packaging, the weighing of the products and the labeling. He also cleans up while I’m baking, which is really helpful because I have to keep going to get everything done,” she explained. Even though her baking business keeps her a busy lady, Morr still finds time for important things in her life like her family. “The reason I started doing the farmers market is that I feel too young to be retired. I wanted to do something that I liked to do, but I wanted to be able to help my children with my grandchildren,” she explained. Morr can be found at the Sylvania Farmers Market every Tuesday through Oct. 9. “The market is such a great atmosphere,” she said. “I like the camaraderie of the people, and I love meeting people. We’re like a big family here, all helping each other.” Thanks to The Pie Lady for offering her Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe to readers. “It’s perfect for fall,” she noted. Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

apple, blueberry, cherry, rhubarb and cherryrhubarb. Now that it’s peach season, I’ve added blueberry-peach and raspberry-peach. I just introduced a pecan pie as well.” Morr believes in supporting local farmers and makes it a point to purchase as much fresh fruit from local sources as she can. “My cherries come from Traverse City, and I get my peaches from Stevens Gardens and MacQueen’s Orchard. I’ll go wherever I can to get local fruit. I will even go to someone’s home to pick rhubarb if they said they have it,” she laughed. In addition to the selection of pies she has available at the Sylvania market, The Pie Lady brings some of her other baked goods. “I make mini breads including zucchini and chocolate chip zucchini. Their small size is geared toward individuals or couples who don’t want a whole loaf of bread. Last summer I was making and selling 125 of them every week,” she said. The Pie Lady also accepts special orders for sweet treats such as salted caramel chocolate chip cookies and Texas sheet cake, which she makes in a smaller version than the original. During the winter and the holidays, she offers homemade candy including buckeyes and turtles, peppermint bark and chocolate pretzels. A one-woman show, Morr does all the

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Barefootin’ at the Beach Fundraiser

Tracy and Steve Leamy, VP of Commercial Lending at Signature Bank, visits with friends Thomas Winston and Rob Shick at the event held Aug. 11 at Maumee Bay State Park.

Maria Ranker of Sylvania Township and Jackie Young of Key West, Fla., visit during the event held at Maumee Bay State Park.

Surf's Up! Dave Koenig, VP at Fifth Third Bank, and wife Cheryl are ‘hanging 10’ at the 17th annual Barefoot at the Beach.

Southview and Northview High School alumni, Johanna Nakashima, Elissa Falcone, Molly Luetke, Carmen Quinonez and Hana Awada-Mitchell enjoying a summer evening on the beach that benefited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo.


Sylvania Township residents, Tammy and Jim Banachowski, kick back at the beach event that included food vendors, musical entertainment by Distant Cousinz, Organized K-OS, and DJONEtyme, and fireworks.

Pretty in Pink ... Kathleen Henry and daughter Megan, a recent graduate of Ohio University, enjoy spending mother-daughter time together at the event. –by Helena Darah



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Our student writer heads to college opinions free of judgment. LIBBY STUPICA In high school, I hung up a list of sixty A STUDENT SPEAKS

I’ve been going through old family videos recently with my mom, watching footage of my younger self babbling and vocalizing gibberish. I don’t utter a discernible bona fide word, Libby Stupica but I speak with such inflection in my voice that it almost sounds like a real language. In videos from later years, I am extremely vocal, infatuated with the ability to communicate with a growing vocabulary. Language gives all of us the gift of connecting deeper with others. We can express ourselves easily through writing, speech, poetry, and song. I was reminded of the gift of words recently when I attended a reunion picnic for my 8th grade class, where hanging on the walls was poetry that we had written in middle school. My friends and I laughed while reading poems we forgot we had written, cringing at our misuse of large words and failed attempts to convey deep messages. Though the majority of our poems were simply embarrassing to read, it was sweet to think back on how powerful those words were to us in elementary school. Countless poetry entries, creative writing assignments, and nature journaling gave us a creative outlet to consider ideas, thoughts, and

journaling prompts on my dresser next to my bed, and kept a blank journal on my nightstand. My goal was to answer a prompt each night, but I failed miserably. Most nights I was too exhausted to pick up my journal by the time I crawled into bed, but the nights that I did I was often rewarded with a very deep sleep. Journaling without the pressure to earn a grade or please an audience allowed me to rest peacefully with a mind free of clutter. Over the past four years, being a writer for the Sylvania Advantage has given me a platform to share my thoughts with the community and keep a diary. Sharing my travels, new experiences, and sorrows has been a huge blessing for me. I brought you along on everything from family trips to Arizona, to pep rallies at Notre Dame, family health scares, holiday traditions, my car accident, and even my jobs nannying and at Honey Bear. It allowed me to take a break from writing school essays and creatively write while keeping track of many special memories. Many times, adults in my life, and adults I met only once, would mention that they read my column. This never failed to surprise me and make my day. It made me feel connected with our small Sylvania community, even though I was still a high school student. With college right around the corner, it’s time for me to say goodbye. I want to thank publisher Sharon Lange for

giving me this incredible opportunity. Also, a big shout out to my mom for offering to proofread every article for awkward sentences and grammar errors. Nobody is perfect! Thank you to those who read my articles and to those who shared such kind words with me


SUPERINTENDENT SPEAKS The 2018-2019 school year has begun ... and we are excited to show our community just HOW… #SylvaniaWorks. The 2018-2019 school year in Sylvania has started Adam Fineske off strong as we welcomed one of the largest number of students to our 12 school buildings in many years. Sylvania is a thriving community, built on a foundation of leaders, community support, and strong families, and we in Sylvania Schools are fortunate and thankful to be able to thrive in a community that values education. Our recent growth reflects the change in our community and the world, with growing diversity, a surge of new technology, and the implementation of innovative curriculum resources in all of our classrooms. Over 500 Sylvania teachers and 300 support staff dedicate themselves to our children to help each one achieve at the highest level possible. As I have been out and about in our buildings these first two weeks of school, I see and hear so many amazing examples of this

in return. It’s been a huge blessing to be able to share a transformative time in my life with you - I’ve certainly grown a great deal these past four years and I am glad you stuck with me through it all. Though I’ll be off to Gambier this fall, the 419 will always be home. dedication. Sylvania is a school district that truly works! Our theme for the district this year is “#SylvaniaWorks.” Building upon our focus last year of starting with the WHY of our mission and vision, we are now turning our focus to the HOW. We are doing this by looking at our strategies and core values that drive us and encourage us to discover, celebrate, and challenge us to think about just HOW . . . #SylvaniaWorks throughout the school year! Our focus on HOW will center on three big picture district goals this year. We will work to increase the academic achievement of all students, strengthen the safety, security and mental health support throughout the district and continue to build our future through increased collaborative leadership and development as our district grows and changes. We invite you, as the Sylvania community, to join with us and see just HOW we will be working to implement our goals this year. Get involved, come out to our athletic events, and be a part of our school district–your school district–in any way that works for you. You are always welcome. We are all part of what makes Sylvania an amazing community and what truly proves that . . . #SylvaniaWorks!

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Playing for the Rotary

L-R: Cheyenne Smith and Isabella Litzer, both juniors at Northview, visit with Sylvania Northview Principal Steve Saggerty at the Sylvania Rotary meeting, held Aug. 23, at Highland Meadows Golf Club. The students performed selections from the musical ‘Little Woman.’ –by Mary Helen Darah

SCAT parenting event

Sylvania Community Action Team will present a parenting series on Monday, Sept. 24, at the King Road Library, 3900 King Rd. Those interested can attend at either 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Parent Series is designed to raise parent’s awareness regarding their children’s culture up through the teen years. The session will begin with a video followed by an open discussion led by a SCAT Facilitator. The video covers a variety of issues unique to raising kids in today’s culture. Parents will leave with practical strategies for raising kids and will be equipped to prevent and intervene while also having a network of parents to support them. The event will explore ideas to change the way a parent looks at their child’s world. It is free and open to the public.

Local 2243 Helps Fill Truck with School Supplies

Lt. Tom Reynolds looks on as Sylvania Firefighters Local 2243 treasurer Tyler Bellman, president Mike Street and secretary Ryan Sedlock give Mike Buck of State Farm Insurance backpacks and school supplies to help fill his fire truck. The school supplies were purchased with funds designated for the organizations’ charities. Those funds are raised from the annual Firefighters Pancake Breakfast and the golf outing. ‘Each year, we donate several thousands of dollars to local organizations such as Sylvania Area Family Services. When we learned that Mike was organizing this drive, we wanted to be a part and help out. It is important to us that every child in our district be prepared for school and we are happy to help out,’ Street stated.

Ashton Hartman with her children Matthew and Adrianna and Emma and Eva Oliver, along with State Farm’s Mike Buck, right, deliver the school supplies collected to Sylvania School Superintendent Adam Fineske, center. The children started the drive and were joined by Buck with help from the Firefighter’s Local 2243 and others who contributed to fill the State Farm firetruck.

Toledo Youth Orchestra Travels to Germany

This summer, members of the Greater Toledo International Youth Orchestra traveled to Germany where they performed in Steinen and Coburg. The orchestra was led by conductor Yang Kun Song, and consisted of first violins, Maggie Ou, Kenny Zhang, Bryan Li, Andrew Zheng and Jin Wong; second violins, Alexander Steenrod, Katherine McDonald, Olivia Hartung, Mekulash Baron-Gabani, Josephine Emerson and Alex Xu; bass, Caleb Gerken; violas, Steven Boyuan Liu, Bennett Kujawa, Albert Zhu and Taylor Hartland; and cellos, Michael Stamm, Nathaniel Potter, Virgina Emerson and Lee Ann Song. The group’s trip to Germany lasted nine days, and featured Lee Ann Songa as guest performer in Steinen. She is the daughter of Mr. Yang Kun Song. —by Sneha Kamath

Local NDA students named to Ohio Ambassador board


Sylvanians and Notre Dame Academy students Olivia Dickman and Sarah Faisal have been named to represent Lucas County on Ohio Attorney General Mike Olivia Dickman DeWine’s Teen Ambassador board for the upcoming school year. The mission of the Teen Ambassador Board is to provide Ohio’s future leaders with an inside look at Ohio law and government. The board is open to high school juniors and

seniors from public, private, home, charter, and online schools located in Ohio. These ambassadors advise the Attorney General’s Office on issues relating to teens, and Sarah Faisal they work with their peers to develop solutions. They also attend presentations, hear from elected officials, interact with assistant attorneys general, and have the opportunity to participate in events around the state.

Lourdes Students on the Move

L-R: Lourdes students Nick Kekich, Jared Posdalko, Karlie O’Keefe of Sylvania, Cameron Posdalko and Brett Chasnick move into the Lourdes residence hall on Aug. 23.

Lourdes Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Rhonda Smith, Women’s Basketball Coach John Kenger and Women’s Soccer Coach Jackie Phillips direct new students coming to campus.

Scott Gauthier helps his daughter Kayla move into the residence hall. She will play softball for Lourdes.

Lifelong Learning announces fall classes The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program will offer a variety of fall learning experiences. All classes are held at Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. Starting as soon as Sept. 5, the offerings include American Indian art, “The Impressionists,” “Get Bold, Not Just Old: Steps

to Success,” “Poetry and Prayer,” “New York Wines,” “Play Bridge, Play Better Bridge!” and “Introduction to Zentangle Art.” To review the entire list of Lifelong Learning fall 2018 classes, visit or email To register, call 419-824-3707.

The Appold Planetarium will present its newest show, “From Earth to the Universe,” a voyage through space with sparkling sights and sounds, starting on Friday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. Learn about humanity’s journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes. This stunning voyage through space and time conveys the majestic Universe as revealed by science. “From Earth to the Universe” takes the audience to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars and still further out beyond

the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad of galaxies. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow viewers to probe ever deeper into the Universe. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The Appold Planetarium is located in Mother Adelaide Hall at Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 419-517-8897 or email Future show dates are Fridays, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, and Oct. 19 and Saturdays, Sept. 8 and Oct. 19.

On Friday, Sept. 14, Lifelong Learning will present “It’s the Right Thing To Do,” featuring Donelda McWilliams Have you ever wondered how people manage to live to a “ripe old age?” This is the story of a life influenced by many people that in turn benefitted many others. The Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame honored Donelda McWilliams for her volunteer efforts at the local level, such as distributing food to needy people, at the state level, representing AARP for 15 years on the Ohio Advisory Council for Aging, at the national level, including twice

serving as a delegate to the White House Conferences on Aging. Donelda McWilliams worked as a mortician in her own business for 38 years. When she retired in 1987, she dedicated herself to helping others because “It’s the right thing to do.” Hear the story of her productive and satisfactory life. Also, those attending the event will learn about the Lourdes Guatemala Mission Trip from the students who opened their hearts and minds to the children at the Valley of the Angels orphanage and the people of Guatemala.

Appold Planetarium offers new show

Lourdes launches excellence initiative

L-R: ACUE Executive Director, Partnerships, Tricia Russ of Sylvania, and Academic Director, Marlo Hode PhD, with Lourdes University Instructor and Director of Field Education, Michelle Rose, introduce the online course to Lourdes instructors. On Aug. 22, Lourdes University launched the first of two academic courses focused on •Preparing Students with 21st-Century instructional excellence in support of student Career-Ready Skills-Assisting in developing success. The comprehensive year-long course content, assignments, and assessments program will immerse 20 Lourdes faculty to help students develop “career-ready” skills. members in the most effective and proven ACUE’s courses in effective teaching research-based teaching techniques. Taught by practices are based on more than three decades an instructor from The Association of College of research that shows effective teaching and and University Educators, the course will be improved learning for all students. Aligned facilitated by Lourdes University Instructor with the latest research in cognition and adult and Director of Field Education, Michelle learning, ACUE’s courses address over 200 Rose. evidence-based teaching practices, covering “The University and our faculty are known how to design an effective course; establish a regionally for delivering an exceptional private productive learning environment; use active education that graduates individuals with learning techniques; promote higher-order workforce readiness. As a learning community thinking; and utilize assessments to inform we are delighted to participate in the instruction and promote learning. consortium, learn the most innovative 21st ACUE’s Community of Professional century teaching methods and prepare our Practice provides continued support for students to succeed in the classroom and educators to grow in the scholarship of beyond,” said Rose. teaching through member forums, expert Just one of 26 U.S. institutions selected by webinars, weekly newsletters, the ‘Q’ blog, and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in “office hours” with leading scholars in college partnership with the ACUE, Lourdes instruction. University faculty will complete 27 learning The Lourdes University program is made modules, which includes two modules possible by the Sylvania Community specifically focused on career-readiness. Improvement Corporation and a $1.2 million •Embedding Career Guidance-Learning grant from Strada Education Network, a how to provide frequent, course-embedded national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening information about specific careers. pathways between education and employment.

Sisters of St. Francis plan centennial gala Three hundred business leaders, friends and family will gather to honor and support the work of the Sylvania Franciscans at the 19th Annual Franciscan Gala. The event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 22 starting at 6 p.m. It will be held at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. The proceeds will benefit the Sisters of St. Francis, known for being joyful servants among all people. Honorary Chairs

are Kathy and Dick Faist. This year’s emcee is Jeff Smith, WTVG. Those being honored include Gloria Renda, of Steubenville, Ohio, who will receive the St. Clare Award for her exemplary contributions to society. Also being honored is Janet Robinson, MSN, PhD, of Sylvania, receiving the St. Francis Award for modeling Franciscan values in her life.

Lifelong Learning event is ‘Right Thing to Do’


Local business owner competes in Estonia curling tournament

L-R: Matt Smith, Patty Warner, Scott Piroth and Martha Mazzarella represent the Bowling Green Curling Club in a recent bonspiel or curling tournament in Estonia.

Northview senior travels to Italy; takes softball skills along

A local Sylvania business owner had the opportunity to share his passion for curling in Tallinn, Estonia. Matt Smith, co-owner of The Sodbuster Bar in Haymarket Square, was invited to join three others from the Bowling Green Curling Club to compete in the White Nights Bonspiel. Having curled in Iceland four years ago, it was no surprise to Smith when his skip, Scott Piroth, asked him to join him in a bonspiel, a curling tournament. What was a surprise was when Piroth asked, “How do you feel about going to Estonia?” Piroth, a professor at Bowling Green State University, was planning a trip to Russia and Finland and decided to see if there were any bonspiels during his trip. It turned out the country of Estonia was planning just that. “I honestly had to look up where Estonia was on a map,” Smith said. “I knew it was a former Soviet Block country, but that was about it,” he said. “Once I was asked, I made sure I went on this trip.” Smith and Piroth were joined by Patty Warner of Guelph, Ontario, who currently lives in Perrysburg and works for Owens Corning, and Martha Mazzarella, a retired professor from BGSU. Each member of the team took his or her

own path there and they all converged on the city of Tallinn on May 23. “Tallinn is an incredible place to visit,” Smith noted. “We hit London, Paris, Hamburg and Helsinki on the trip, but Tallinn was my favorite by far. The upper and lower towns of Toompea and Alllinn were incredible to see. There were buildings we saw that are 800 or 900 years old and unscathed by the various wars.” Curling began the afternoon of May 24 and continued through May 26. It did not take long for the team to figure out why the tournament was called the White Nights Bonspiel. “We were playing in a game around 11 p.m. local time,” Warner commented. “The sun was actually shining through the windows and I stopped and listened. You could hear people calling out in four or five different languages. That is when it hit me what I was doing,” she said. Teams participated from Finland, Russia, Switzerland, Poland, and, of course, Estonia. The Bowling Green Curling Club team did not fair too well, going 0 - 4. “We finished second place in every game we played,” Mazzarella offered. In all fairness, though, the local team lost its first game to the team that just missed qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

SCAT Golf Scramble Takes the Prize

BY MEGHAN ROWE Brookelyn Duhamel has played softball since elementary school. Now, as a Northview senior, her dedication to and love for the sport has granted her unique opportunities–like playing in Italy. Her coach offered the opportunity to those he deemed good enough to play, and Duhamel excitedly took it. Her trip was equal parts softball and cultural immersion, as three days of her nineday trip involved two double headers against an Italian team, and each day also included traveling and touring cities like Milan, Como and Rome. She recounted the unique experience of playing against 25-year-olds, as Italian softball teams don’t have age limits. She also

remembered the interesting, but fun, experience of two teams speaking different languages but uniting to play the same sport. While she did experience some culture shock, “all around it was a good experience,” she said. She plans to continue the sport in college.

Lourdes student wins Ohio Amateur

Brandon Hoelzer, a major in marketing at Lourdes University, recently won the Ohio Amateur at Wedgewood Golf and Country Club in Powell, Ohio. Shooting six strokes ahead of the runner-up, Hoelzer walked away with the same trophy Arnold Palmer won in 1953 and 1954.


The eighth annual Sylvania Community Action Team Golf Scramble first place team includes George France, Jack Anderson, Mike Schnaidt and Jim Gerdeman. The event was held Aug. 10 at Bedford Hills Golf Club. The weather was perfect and the golfers enjoyed a great raffle and the many silent auction items. Wolverine #4 was the skill prize Hole in One for the $10,000 and all players thought the prize would be theirs this year. However, the golf course had other ideas. Next year, the organization says, is sure to be someone's year!

SV Girls Tennis Team Compete in Clyde

L-R: Sylvania Lady Cougar Varsity Tennis team members Sophie Rees, Ashley Blackford, Annsley Mann, Katherine Barricklow, Julia Manlinski, Meg Galambos, Megan Peng and Abby Kim were the runner-ups in the Bob Wilson Memorial Tournament in Clyde, Ohio. Annsley Mann won First Singles in the tournament.

St. Francis Football Team Aids Mom’s

Caleb Wawrzyniak of Sylvania, Camden Skinner, Sylvania Coach Jason Wawrzyniak, Dan Chipka, Christina Rodriguez of Mom’s House, and Robert Crawford. SFS senior Caleb Wawrzyniak of Sylvania heard about the crisis at Mom's House earlier this summer when thieves broke in and stole its commercial kitchen appliances along with other items. Caleb initiated a fundraiser with his SFS football team. Senior Camden Skinner and sophomore Robert Crawford jumped in to help, and together with their teammates raised $2,100, as well as collected food and paper products. A large part of the money raised came from Robert's mother, Jannice Crawford, who works at Independent Community Care Service in Livonia, Mich. Jannice was moved to make a large donation on behalf of ICCS to support the team's fundraising efforts. Christina Rodriquez, executive director of Mom's House, came to pick up the donations and meet the young men who saw the need and took action to help the families served by the organization.

NV girls volleyball team helps United Way The Northview High School girls volleyball team helped count and package backpacks on Aug. 7. For the third year, United Way brought the community together at its annual “Kickoff to Caring,” which assembles 5,000 backpacks for students in need across Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties. According to Lucas Stall, United Way marketing and communications specialist, approximately 1,200 volunteers gathered at the Huntington Center in Downtown Toledo to fill tables upon tables of empty book bags with essential school supplies for delivery to centralized community locations. “It’s so important that our community’s youth understand the importance of giving back and helping others in need,” said Northview girls’ volleyball head coach Chad Rutkowski. “Being able to provide them with this type of experience was an opportunity to not only support United Way, but also to teach

GenoaBank plans annual golf outing

GenoaBank’s 24th annual Scholarship Golf Outing is Sept. 14 at the Oak Harbor Golf Club. Shotgun starts will begin at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. with an entry fee of $260 per team. The outing offers many prizes, various gift certificates, and one lucky golfer will be leaving with a live pig! Since its inception in 1994, GenoaBank has awarded over $115,000 through the GenoaBank Scholarship. GenoaBank To organize a foursome, sponsor a hole, or make a donation, contact Staci McDaniel at or 419-855-8381.

them the value of collaboration to solve a community need.” Given the size of the supplies order, United Way was able to dramatically subsidize the price associated with these back-to-school materials, allowing community change makers to have a real, direct impact on children who are homeless and working parents unable to make financial ends meet. On average, it would cost a local family about $65 to go out and purchase the bag and materials that were packed at Kickoff to Caring. But, through the generosity of the community and their donations of just $15, United Way was able to provide young learners with the supplies needed to start the schoolyear. “We truly appreciate the support from every individual across our entire community,” said Kate Fineske, Sylvania resident and vice president of brand strategy and engagement at United Way of Greater Toledo. “By working together, we are able to put pencils in hands and confidence in hearts, so that every child has the opportunity to have a successful academic career,” Fineske added.

Golfing for Scholars Raises Funds

The team of Robert Smith, Brian Larkin, David Guerrero and Colin Willoughby was the winner of the Golfing for Scholars outing held Aug. 11 at the Legacy. The outing benefited the St. Stephen Lutheran Church scholarship fund, which has a strong commitment to helping members further their education. Golfers enjoyed fine weather, a well-run event at the Legacy and many prizes. Shoe Carnival was the major sponsor. Darrell Staup was this year’s outing chairman and was supported by the following for the committee: Sally Goetz, Stan Machosky, Ruth Moeller, Doug Paxton, Bob Rieck. Volunteers the day of the event included Pr. Beth Ferne Johnson, Jackie Cornell, Dan Gustafson, Frank Heckert, Jeremy Hopkins, Kayla Marchant, Joan Paxton, Jordan and Kristi Shepler, Frank Shuff, and Wendy Staup.

Pacesetter Coaches vs. NV Soccer for Cause

The Northview soccer team and the Pacesetter Soccer Club coaches compete in their annual Charity Game Aug. 17 to benefit the Chad Tough Foundation and the #Colt Strong defeats DipG on behalf of Colt DelVerne. Game T-shirts, donated by Michelle Bieber of Over the Rainbow Early Child Learning Centers, were sold with all proceeds, including a 50/50 raffle, benefiting the charities. ‘This game was a huge success thanks to the amazing collaborative effort from the team, coaches and supporters,’ Bieber reported.

2008 Southview Cougar Football Players/ Coaches

are invited to the celebration recognizing the 15-0 Southview State Championship at the Sept. 7 football game vs. Scott High School at Mel Nusbaum Stadium.RSVP your attendance to Athletic Director Jim Huss at



Travel Tidbits you won’t read in the AAA manual

If you have been keeping up, I got on the plane then hopped on the “damn boat” to experience Alaska. I also was on what felt like every known form of transportation known to mankind including, a bike, seaplane, train, ferry, converted school bus and scary, nonregistered mini-van shuttle with a driver in need of massive dental work and a woman. I am happy to report that I am home safe, sound and full of memory-making moments. I learned a few tidbits along the way that I did not read in any of my research prior to the trip that I feel I must share with the novice Alaskan voyager.

Even though there is an all-you-can-eat buffet – DON’T GO THERE

My travel buddy Pam and I began our trip on a cruise, the best and only way to experience Glacier Bay National Park. Fellow cruisers reassured me that it was not possible for me to gain ten pounds in 7 days but (always the overachiever) I came pretty darn close. If I had to do it all over again … who am I kidding? I would have had a second helping of the crème Brulee.

Be in awe

Just BE. There were so many moments that I did not capture on film because I was simply gobsmacked with the beauty of my surroundings. Therefore, I have no photos of the Orca or Humpback whales that I saw off the side of the boat but that moment will be with me always.

though I promised myself I wouldn’t. WE NEVER USED IT. Take out the electronics along with the extra pair of dress shoes that will never leave your suitcase.

Apparently, size matters

Alaska is, roughly, twice the size of Texas, a fact that the majority of Texans refuse to believe. In every city we visited, we could find tshirts showing the vastness of Alaska with Texas looking like it had a massive case of shrinkage.

to a mountain in a seaplane, being what felt like inches from a grizzly and bull moose, going up a ski lift another 500 ft. because, evidently, we just weren’t high enough on Mt. Growse, dangling over the edge of a one-lane gravel road to see a big hunkin’ mammal, and stopping on one of the highest train bridges in Alaska for a photo op would never be seared in my mind and heart if I stayed firmly planted in my comfort zone.

Leave your work at home

Pam brought her laptop. We had grand delusions of journaling, downloading photos, and me secretly cranking out a few articles even

Finding God In many towns we visited, there was a rule that there could not be more bars than churches. This explained why you could find God and a local watering hole on every corner.

Learn to sing (or at least hike) in the rain

If we had let the drizzle and the occasional downpour detour us from exploring this beautiful land, we would have missed out on so many incredible moments.

Do not engage your seaplane pilot in conversation

Our seaplane pilot, who flew us over the Misty Fjords, and who I also believe was a tad infatuated with Pam, kept turning around and using large sweeping hand gestures to point out various mountain ranges. I would have preferred it if he was non-verbal with both hands on the wheel.

Keep your gas tank full and your bladder empty

Gas stations are few and far between and so are flush toilets. I highly recommend that you bite the bullet if you take the Denali National Park Tundra Tour and go the whole eight hours. You will ride in a converted school bus on gravel roads … do the math before you drink that industrial-sized water bottle.


Get uncomfortable. Hanging onto my seat due to turbulence while getting way too close


World peace

One of the many things I loved about our trip was meeting and bonding with people from all over the globe. I wish world peace were as simple in the outside world. Dancing to “Uptown Funk,” feasting on freshly smoked salmon, witnessing the calving of a glacier and seeing a sleek dark hump emerge from the deep waters transcends all language and cultural barriers. I feel disproportionally blessed to have had the chance to cross “experience Alaska” off my bucket list. If you are unable to go and are not afraid of potential boredom from viewing endless grizzly and eagle photos and hearing travel tales, I’m happy to share. For this, (pun intended) was just the tip of the iceberg.



5828 Main Street

Sylvania–Then and Now


As we continue to move south on Main Street toward Erie Street our next house that is 100 years old or older is the front portion of the house at 5828 Main. The original portion of this house was constructed 101 years ago in 1917. At this time Alice J. Warren still owned the property and her husband Haskell was building houses in this area. In 1919 Levi C. and Bessie D. Hubbard

purchased this house, and when the 1920 census was taken they were living here. They were listed as follows: Levi Hubbard – owned home – 42 years old – occupation – assistant cashier – bank; Bessie Hubbard – wife – 42 years – occupation – none. The Hubbards only owned this home until April of 1920, when they sold to Edwin C. and Mary A. Howard. Howard and his father operated Sylvania’s local feed store/tire and battery shop/gas and oil sales/auto sales agency. The Howard family lived in this home until 1927 when they purchased the home to the north at 5834 Main St., which was in my last article. In 1930 the Howards sold this home to Edward G. and Mattie Jacobs. Edward and Mattie (Yeager) Jacobs were married in 1920 in Sylvania at the home of her parents, Michael and Wealtha Yeager who lived at 5031 S. Main St. The 1920 wedding announcement appeared in the Sylvania Sentinel and said that they would be making their home at 1206 Waverly Ave. in Toledo at that time. In 1930 they purchased this home at 5828 Main St. and by the time the 1930 census was taken they were already living here, and listed as follows: Edward G. Jacobs – value of home $7,500 – 32 years old – married – assistant cashier – bank; Mattie M. Jacobs – wife – 29 years old – occupation – none; Betty J. Jacobs – daughter – 5 years old; Martha J. Jacobs – daughter – 5 years old. In July of 1932, Edward Jacobs obtained a


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!




building permit to build a garden shed and chicken coop on the property. At the 1940 census, Edward and Mattie Jacobs were still living here in this home. Edward was now 42 years old and employed as an assistant cashier at the Sylvania Savings Bank, while Mattie was listed as 39 years old. Their two daughters Betty and Martha were living in the home, listed as 15 years old and attending school. One reference said that the girls were twins. Sometime after this 1940 census was taken Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs moved to her parent’s home at 5031 S. Main St., and at that time started renting this home out. Mrs. Jacobs’ father passed away in 1940 and her mother died in 1967, so they probably moved there to take care of her mother. The first Suburban Directory that was published was in 1957 where Paul Reeb, Jr. was listed renting this home. The 1958 directory also lists Paul Reeb, Jr. renting. Starting with the 1959 directory, Paul F. Kerr was listed renting the home through 1967. The directory of 1968 through 1977 listed Gail A. Peery renting the home. Ed Jacobs died in 1961 and at the time of his death, they were living at 5031 Main St. His obituary notice said that he was the vice president of the Sylvania Savings Bank where he had been working for the last 41 years. He was a charter member of the Sylvania Township Volunteer Fire Department and served as their treasurer for 25 years. . Jacobs had also served as the clerk and treasurer of the village of Sylvania, had served on village council and had been elected to serve on the Sylvania Board of Education for a number of years. He was survived by his wife Mattie and two daughters: Betty Lemley of Riga, Michigan and Martha Strouse of Sylvania. In 1962 their home at 5828 Main St. was transferred into Mattie Jacobs’ name only, and she continued to own it until 1978, but all that time she was residing in the home at 5031 S. Main St. The owners of the home after Mrs. Jacobs sold included the following:

2018 1978 – Elizabeth A. Woodring 1989 – Steven J. Miller, et al. 2003 – Steven and Dawn Miller 2004 – Joanne A. Harris 2009 to current - Brian P. and Lynn M. Kezur According to the suburban directories the owners of the home occupied this home from 1978 to current. In 1980 a building permit was issued to build a 24-foot by 24-foot garage, and a bedroom addition which was to take the place of the existing attached garage. David Webb Builders Inc. was listed as the builder. In 1984, Elizabeth Woodring obtained a building permit to install a 12-foot by 28-foot swimming pool on the property. The Millers purchased the home in 1989 and in 1995 they were issued a building permit to add a two-story addition to the existing house to include a master bedroom, bathroom and two bedrooms upstairs, with an open deck. Then in 2002, Steven Miller obtained a building permit to demolish the detached garage and replace it with a new 28-foot by 42foot garage and a permit to build an outdoor open deck in the backyard. In 2009, Brian and Lynn Kezur purchased this property and still own it today. They have shown an interest in the history of their home.

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DR. BOB ESPLIN IN THE LICK OF TIME Your pet’s body, like yours, is made up of many unseen but important glands. Two of the smallest glands in the body are the adrenal glands, but they fill many important bodily functions. We have all experienced an adrenal event when we had to make a panic stop and our body responded by releasing adrenalin. That instant stress response causes an increase in heart rate, respiration, and our eyes dilate. This reaction passes quickly, and the body returns to its normal awake rhythm. Pets also have adrenal glands and can have an instant adrenalin release that is triggered by the flight or fight fear emotion. The adrenal glands responsibilities do not end with the adrenalin release. This remarkable gland produces two additional hormones. Glucocorticoid, which is cortisone released for long-term stress reaction, and mineralocorticoid, which controls the kidney’s ability to concentrate urine and retain electrolytes. These two hormones are under the control of the pituitary gland, located at the base of the brain. This boring lesson in physiology gives you enough understanding to learn about two diseases that affect dogs, and to a lesser extent cats and ferrets. Cushing’s disease is a hyper (excessive) function of the glucocorticoid-producing portion of the adrenal gland. Excessive amounts of natural cortisone are produced by the organ causing an affected pet to drink excessive amounts of water, make urine mistakes, pant excessively, show muscle wasting, exhibit hair loss and in some cases show strange and changed behavior. Cushing’s is most frequently diagnosed in older pets. Testing for Cushing’s is done by running a full chemistry check, urine and blood tests called low dose dex suppression. Once diagnosed,

there are multiple treatments but the most common is a veterinary approved medication called Vetoryl. Cushing’s disease is controlled, not cured. Should the source of Cushing’s disease be an adrenal gland tumor, surgery can be considered to remove the abnormal gland. Adrenal tumors are the most common cause of Cushing’s in ferrets. Cushing’s can be caused by over treating allergies, and other steroid responsive diseases, with manufactured steroids. This serious complication is called iatrogenic Cushing’s. The most common condition where steroids, like prednisone, are used is allergy treatment. To avoid using steroids we recommend using Apoquel and or Cytopoint, neither of which affect the adrenal gland. The opposite disease of Cushing’s is a hypo (under) function of the adrenal gland called Addison’s disease. Addison’s disease is called the great imitator, as it can mimic many other diseases with weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, increased kidney lab values, poor appetite, slow heart rate and potentially death. A test called an acth stim is run to make the diagnosis of Addison’s. In most cases of Addison’s disease lifelong treatment is necessary but very successful. The best treatment is an injection given every 28-30 days of either Percorten or Zycortal. They can be used interchangeably, which is good because Percorten is on a long back order. Zycortal is not generic but is fully FDA approved. In some cases of Addison’s low doses of manufactured cortisone is given. When an Addisonian pet is going to be stressed, such as during surgery or boarding, extra doses of cortisone are given. IF YOUR DOG HAS NOT BEEN VACCINATED AGAINST THE CANINE INFLUENZA VIRUSES DO IT NOW. THERE HAS BEEN A LARGE OUTBREAK IN THE DETROIT AREA AND IT COULD END UP BACK IN NW OHIO.

The Olander Park System will celebrate its 60th birthday at the second annual I Love Olander Day: a fun family event held from Noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, at Olander Park. Special entertainment throughout the park will include live music, a photo booth, and a featured performance by the Bubble Sharks. Any visitor turning 60 this year is invited to join a special birthday cake walk celebration. Visitors will enjoy arts and crafts, an art and farmers market, food trucks, carriage rides, and an adult volleyball tournament hosted by the Lourdes University Volleyball team. The children’s areas will showcase a

variety of crafts and games, and visits with local firefighters and police officers. The event will take place rain or shine. Admission is free. The event will take place rain or shine and is open to all. Free parking will be available at Tam-O’-Shanter, Boulevard Church, and Planet Fitness. Limited free handicapped parking will be available inside Olander Park .Visit for more. I Love Olander Day is presented by TOPS and organized with the help of community volunteers. For more information or to volunteer, contact Danielle Marino at

Come be a kid again and enjoy everything the Toledo Zoo has to offer during Senior Discovery Days, weekdays in September and October. Monday through Friday during these months, seniors receive free parking in the Anthony Wayne Trail lot and a free small coffee and mini muffin from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Timberline Bakery, located inside the North Star Trading Post. Seniors also receive a 20 percent discount on merchandise in Zoo gift shops along with a $5 discount on any Zoo membership. On Tuesdays, in addition to free parking and snack, seniors also receive free Zoo admission and fun activities including concerts, BINGO and tours of the historic Works Progress Administration-era buildings, including a live-dive presentation in the

Aquarium. Select tours and classes require preregistration. For more information, visit

India’s Independence Day celebrated BY SNEHA KAMATH

On Aug. 19, a celebration commemorating India’s 71st independence day took place at the Hindu Temple of Toledo, attracting a crowd of approximately 150 people. The event featured a flag hoisting, Indian dancing, patriotic song performances, guest speakers and a traditional Indian dish as lunch, all in celebration of when India initially gained independence from the British Empire’s rule on Aug. 15, 1947. Guest speakers who attended the event included Dr. Dan Johnson, Subba Rao and Dr. Lorna Gonsalves, all of whom spoke on a variety of different topics, based on their specializations and experiences. Dr. Johnson’s speech focused on his demographic studies of educational attainment and its impact on other lifestyle factors, while Rao’s speech was a personal account of the day India achieved independence, and Dr. Gonzalves focused on the role “creative peaceful resistance” (CPR) plays in catalyzing social change. The event’s

Pandit Anant Dixit addresses the crowd as he closes the Independence Day celebration. dually festive and educational nature attracted both those who are native and to India and those who are not, allowing them to celebrate India’s achievement of independence together.

Support for young cancer survivors

Mercy Health and The Victory Center have partnered to bring a new support group program to young cancer patients and survivors. The Young Cancer Survivors Support Group, which begins Sept. 6 at 6 p.m., is open to men and women who feel they have problems unique to their age group that may differ from their younger or older counterparts. Open to those who have been diagnosed with cancer and are currently in their 20s, 30s, or 40s, the group will provide a relaxed and safe environment for young survivors to share with others who have

similar problems and concerns. Topics may include how being a young cancer survivor affects dating, work and parenting. Those diagnosed with pediatric cancer that currently reside in these age groups are also welcome. The group will meet on the first Thursday of each month, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the Pontius room on the second floor of the Mercy Health Perrysburg Cancer Center. No registration required. Call Penny McCloskey at 419-531-7600 for any questions.

Second Annual I Love Olander Day planned

Senior Discovery Days at the Toledo Zoo




Computer tips about your library

There is no better time to remind you of what our library system has to offer. The refurbished Sylvania branch is now Janis Weber open to the public. Take advantage of the 21st Century additions. Use your computer for some of these little-known facts. The explosion of media has birthed multiple new reading formats as well; libraries today boast an impressive number of eBooks and audiobooks, all for free with a library card. All you need is an eReader (such as the supercheap Kindle) and/or an audiobook app that supports the library’s file types (such as Overdrive), and you can binge on books the way you binge on TV shows. Just keep in mind eBooks and audiobooks from the library come with due dates, just like the print books do. You’ll be able to keep your copy for generally about two weeks, then you’ll have to renew your reading material or let it be available again to other library cardholders. Specific titles, especially beloved bestsellers, may not always be available either. However, you can place hold requests, just like with print books, and get the link to download your copy as soon as it’s available. If you have a tablet or smart phone you can use Overdrive to read or see your selections. The “virtual office” usually means one of two things: your house, or a cafe. Coffee drinks add up, and sometimes leaving the house is a boon for productivity. The solution: an open

table or padded chair, courtesy of your local book-lender. Every major library has free WiFi, outlets, and designated places to work, and your only limitations are the hours of operation. (And don’t make any phone calls, obviously). Libraries often have secluded workspaces and conference rooms that are perfect for small groups or private meetings and tutoring sessions. Need a computer too? Virtually all libraries have desktops available for use, and some even have laptops you can rent on site. These devices come with time limits on their use, but they’re still handy for many situations, and they have printers available for use as well. So libraries make excellent work locations. Load your library card with some money so you can cheaply print the pages you need. Our libraries are heavily geared toward children, from individual sections (organized by age groups and reading ability) to kidfriendly programming, like storytelling and play sessions. Kids may also access computers with pre-installed games and learning programs. (Full internet access may be restricted as well). Long before streaming, libraries made a go of competing with video and music stores, with one big exception. The tapes, DVDs and CDs would be free to check out with a library card. Sure, the selection might be somewhat more limited, and new releases wouldn’t get there as quickly, and sometimes the DVDs or CDs would be scratched and difficult to play. However, the movies would be free, and still are free at our local library right now.

Public Computer Classes

I will be teaching classes at UT (419-5308570) and the Sylvania Senior Center (419885-3913). 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.

Home Computer Party

Would you like to have a mini learning gettogether? I have been tutoring PC Computer and iPhone/iPad classes anywhere that has WiFi. Informal and informative. We all access the same local WiFi connection. We pick a topic using open discussion. It is amazing how many different issues are solved. Bring a list of questions. Let’s get started. Got a small business? I can customize a class for your staff.

I Make House Calls

I will come to your home or office and help you with almost any predicament including repairs, upgrades and general software or hardware issues. I can be your resident “Geek.”


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THE ITALIAN GARDENER We gardeners are a strange lot, being all too anxious to get dirty when the world spends extreme efforts to remain clean. As every mother knows all too well, children dressed in their Sunday Best (a phrase that has lost its Rick Cozza meaning) are attracted to the mud and dirt magnetically, proving that we are all budding gardeners when young. But I have learned over the years that, once a gardener has an idea in his or her head, nothing will stand in the way of seeing that idea come to fruition (or ruin). The notably-esoteric garden curmudgeon, Henry Mitchell, wrote of gardeners that, in spite of their headlong plunge into wasteful and impossible ideas, “ . . . they too likely have dogs that love them, and most did likely have mothers, even though a couple runs of a bulldozer is what is most needed in their garden.” As I have done many times, I highly recommend Henry Mitchell’s “The Essential Earthman” and “One Man’s Garden,” both delightful reading, and very out of print (but available online). As was said after his death in 1993, “In a time when most garden writing was lethally dull, Henry Mitchell was the great exception.” Seek him out. So, in keeping with Henry’s philosophy that you cannot convince a gardener of anything, I am going to try to convince you that ‘something different’ is just what you need to fulfill your life’s dreams. So, let’s talk trees. This spring, we lost a Red Maple that had been slowly strangled by an inoperable girdling root. At the same time, I saw a number of neighbors’ trees that had issues of long-standing begin to cause them to decline. It reminded me that, when it comes to tree selection, even we gardeners can be incredibly rigid in our vision. I have replaced three trees in our yard in the eight years we have been in Sylvania . . . none huge, but all poorly-selected or poorly-caredfor prior to my involvement. I have replaced two Red Maples and one disease-prone Crabapple with a Cherokee Chief (red)

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Dogwood, a Paperbark Maple and a Purple Beech, each one Fountain (weeping) requiring some searching (though not exceptionally so) to select. But each of these comes with some exceptional interest and magnificence of its own, at its most showy time of the year. I have also added a Dwarf River Birch “Little King’ (to 10’ tall in ten years), a Dwarf Japanese Maple, with a beautiful bronze leaf and a marvelous, hyphenated Japanese name, and a fuller-size Japanese Maple ‘Bloodgood’, which is much more readily available. I have had (in previous yards) Goldenraintrees (Koelreuteria paniculata), two White Dogwoods called ‘Cloud Nine’, which has twice the flowers at twice the size as the common varieties. If you want a treat, drive down Wirth Avenue off McCord Road in Sylvania this week. The Goldenraintrees (yes, one word) lining the street are literally covered with Chinese Lantern-like seed pods. If you are a gardener, you will want one in your yard. If you have a tree that is likely to need replacing, or if you just see the need for another, or if your patio can use some shade, first take a walk through the Toledo Botanical Garden with notepad in hand, and marvel at what you didn’t know about trees that are readily available for your yard. Or search a bit and find the variety of Dogwood or Crabapple that is most strikingly-beautiful, or most disease-resistant. So, in keeping with my recommendation that autumn is the best time of the year to plant a tree (cooler and wetter weather), take this information to heart, and plant/replace/add to the trees in your little corner of the world. And promise me you will spend some time in September planting some fall bulbs for next spring, replacing that overgrown Yew with a shrub with goldfinch-friendly berries, or having that old, disappointing tree replaced with one of these (or many other) incredibly beautiful and available garden-sized trees. And get on the book-selling websites, and promise to read my friend Henry Mitchell, “simply the best garden writer this country has ever produced (Horticulture Magazine)” And enjoy September. Mother Nature is at her very best these next two months.


Downtown Street Banner

Have you noticed the new street banner spanning Main Street in downtown Sylvania welcoming Lourdes University students to Craig Stough Sylvania? The location and banner were requested and paid for by Lourdes University to help their new university students take note of and visit downtown Sylvania. The banner is temporary and two more Lourdes University banners are planned during the academic year. The street banner adds to the special character of our downtown. City Council recently authorized this new banner location with legislation, adding it to the other available street banner location over Monroe Street in front of the County Squire



Departments under budget

At the year’s half-way point, Sylvania Township’s fiscal officer David Simko offered congratulations to department heads and all employees for keeping a close eye on expenditures in the first six months. He noted that the four main budgetary departments were under 50 percent in spending for the year through the end of June. Unlike some places, Simko stressed that the township is stringent in setting annual department budgets, “which means it takes effort to stay within the amounts budgeted for each year.” There are places, he said, which will pass budgets with inflated numbers, allowing for much freer spending. Sylvania Township also doesn’t penalize departments for coming in well under budget. Simko explained, “In some places, when a department spends a good deal less than they had budgeted, let’s say on a particular line item, and they come back the next year with a request for about the original amount, they’re told no they can’t have it. That they showed in the previous year they didn’t need that much. That can lead to departments scrambling to spend every cent budgeted. We don’t do that.” Sylvania Township, he said, has thorough budget discussions by the administration with the head of each department. He said the annual budget, when it’s approved, is an honest look at what spending should be over the year. The revenue side of the budget, he said, is based primarily on what Lucas County officials determine to be annual tax receipts as well as income from other sources. Through the first six months, each township department sits near the expected 50 percent of revenue. Expenditures from the general fund for the same time frame were about $907,000, or 41 percent of the amount budgeted. The road and bridge fund had spent about $881,000, only 29.9 percent of its annual budget. That percentage is certain to increase when bills are paid for summer road projects. The police department had spent a total of about $3,670,000, or 47.4 percent of their annual budget and the fire department had spent nearly $4 million, or 43.5 percent. Simko said that in recent years the administration has been very open about its finances when dealing with departments as

Shopping Center. The Monroe Street location has been available since 2000, but has had little use in recent years. Other organizations also have the opportunity to apply for and use this downtown banner location. The purpose of the banner must be a Sylvania charitable event or have a civic purpose to benefit the community. Banners may not be installed for private, commercial or political gain. Applications require a $100.00 fee and each must be approved by Sylvania City Council. The requesting organization must pay for the banner, provide liability insurance and maintain the banner. The downtown street banner is suspended on a cable installed by the city several years ago to support a holiday garland. The cable continues to be used for large decorative lights during the holiday season. Two new anchors were installed lower on the supporting buildings to hold the bottom of the banner. This was paid for by the Downtown Sylvania Association. My thanks to the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce and the DSA for their help and well as unions. Although there are still disagreements, the openness has led to a spirit of cooperation which has resulted in departments and each employee watching the bottom line, he added.

STFD receives grants

The Sylvania Township Fire Department has received a grant of more than $200,000 for breathing apparatus and will also share in a regional grant of more than $700,000 for new radio equipment. Chief Michael Ramm said the radio equipment grant has special importance because the radio equipment currently in use is a type which Motorola has announced will be discontinued. “By the end of this year, they won’t service them or make replacement parts. There’s an inventory, but eventually they’ll all have to be replaced. This grant will go a long way in reducing our cost,” Ramm stated. The grant from FEMA is $712,820. The money allows for the purchase of portable radios worn by firefighters as well as mobile radios installed in vehicles. Other departments that will share in the grant are Rossford, Toledo, Maumee, Whitehouse and Richfield and Jerusalem townships. Chief Ramm said the exact dollar amount for Sylvania Township’s share has not yet been determined. The regional grant will require a ten percent match from those receiving the funding. The grant for self-contained breathing apparatus is for a total of $223,223. Funds will be used to purchase packages containing the air cylinder, hoses and masks for use by firefighters in smoky environments or when toxic fumes are a danger. The money should cover the cost of 28 equipment packages. “This is the third or fourth time we’ve applied for these grants and this is just great news for the department,” he said. Neal Mahoney, chairman of the Sylvania Township trustees, said he is pleased with the work of the fire department on the grant applications and with their success in obtaining the funding.

–Photo furnished by mayor of Sylvania’s office support planning for downtown street banners, and to the building owners for their cooperation! The beautiful canopy lights

and holiday lights that were installed over Main Street last year were also with the assistance of the Chamber.

Things which will be collected include bicycles, bundled books and papers, carpeting, which must be rolled and no longer than 5 ft., empty containers and drums, appliances with no refrigerants, mattresses and box springs, furniture, with furniture legs over 12 inches removed, miscellaneous items placed in disposable containers, and toys.

to 93. In the recent past, the high was 134 in 2006, with it plummeting to 28 in 2009 during the financial crises.

Building permit surge

There has been a surge in requests to the Sylvania Township planning and zoning office for permits for the construction of single-family homes, which has resulted in a near doubling of the number issued as of the end of July compared to last year. Karlene Henderson, manager of the planning and zoning office, told trustees at a recent board meeting that the number of permits issued this year, as of the end of July, had reached 88, a 95 percent increase over the total of 45 permits which had been issued by the end of July in 2017. She noted that the office has had something of a watch in recent years to see if the total will reach 100 and it appears that this year that mark will be met. Neal Mahoney, chairman of the trustees, said after the meeting that he was pleased with that number. He noted that the township has superior basic services and that the community as a whole offers numerous amenities which makes living in the township desirable. The 100 mark in permits was hit in 2016, with the total dropping somewhat last year

Commendation letter written

Sylvania Township Fire Chief Michael Ramm wrote a letter of commendation recently for the quick actions of two police officers for their part in responding to a report of a woman drowning in a backyard pool. The chief noted that Sylvania Township police officer William Tollison was on patrol when he heard the dispatcher’s report sending the Sylvania Township fire department and a unit from the Sylvania City police department to the scene. Although as a township officer he had not been dispatched to the scene in the city, officer Tollison was nearby and in fact was the first safety unit to arrive. Chief Ramm’s letter described the officer’s action of leaving his gun and equipment belt on the pool deck and jumping into the water. Shortly after he had gotten to the woman and was holding her head above water, officer Zachary Andrzejewski arrived at the pool. He also ditched his gun and equipment belt on the deck and entered the pool. Chief Ramm’s letter noted that as officer Tollison performed CPR, officer Andrzejewski maintained a clear airway and the Sylvania Township fire department then arrived to continue efforts and to transport the victim to Toledo Hospital. The chief praised the officers’ “quick and determined actions,” in the situation.

One time pick-up planned

It’s time for a quick look at household items which have been sitting unused in the garage, basement, attic or wherever you put them, thinking one day you’d find a use for them.What it’s really time for is to consider putting those items at the curb or roadside Sept. 9. The next morning, Monday, Sept. 10, crews will begin a one-time sweep of Sylvania Township streets to collect unwanted household items.


JANET AMID America is stronger than ever and can withstand any type of leadership. It remains a strong constitution and can stand alone as the best country ever. –Janet Amid Lest we forget - Remembering those we lost on September 11, 2001. In honoring their memory, we will remain true to our commitment to freedom and democracy. True wisdom comes from the overcoming of suffering and sin. All true wisdom is therefore touched with sadness. –Whittaker Chambers

Mars now direct moving into Aquarius Sept. 11

Now that Mars is direct, our energy flows a lot better, clarity sets in, all is well. Now that Mars, the planet of energy, is traveling through Capricorn, we have a plan. It's all about strategy. Getting the job done. Finalizing. Taking control. Utilitarian. As it travels through Capricorn conjunct Pluto, it creates a powerful vortex of energy. A great month to get things done, to clean house, figuratively as well as literally. As it squares the full moon, however, on the 24th, we may feel a sense of urgency and/or restlessness. Be careful when driving ... do not take chances. Those most affected are Cancers, Aries and Libra. Depending on where it is planted in your chart and is based on time of birth. Bear in mind, it will affect us all. So be aware of reactions.

Venus in Libra moving into Scorpio Sept. 9

With Venus in Scorpio, passion is ignited! We see ourselves more concerned with money

and security. Our feelings are dialed up. When Venus is in Scorpio, our emotions and feelings are magnified by the conjunction of transiting Jupiter in Scorpio. The new moon in Virgo is Sept. 9. This will affect people born with planets in Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces most significantly. This particular eclipse will affect matters revolving around healthcare, specifically speaking with regard to ourselves or with regard to the masses. Since Virgo rules the earth, this is all about grounding, feeling more centered, providing service, charity and giving back. As Saturn in Sagittarius is at odds with this new moon, we find ourselves feeling more driven to accomplish, to finalize, to secure ourselves emotionally as well as physically.

Full moon in Aries Sept. 24

There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish. – John Keats (1795-1821) This Aries full moon is a momentous one ... a toss up between individuality and relationships. Is it all about me, or is it all about us? The Libra sun is the sign of partnership and compromise, whereas the moon in Aries is all about feeling self. The Aries lunar eclipse affects will be bold and impossible to ignore. so be aware of your own emotions, as well as your actions. Take heed of the knowledge that you may be prone to over reacting and not having enough balance.

SIGNS Aries (March 21-April 20)

It's all about career, partnerships, work and personal matters, and hopefully getting it right.

More importantly, it’s about taking stock of yourself, and taking a personal inventory. It’s all about reestablishing boundaries, and reinventing yourself. Be aware of the fact that much can be said about patience and perseverance. In addition, take heed when dealing with home/family related matters. Try implementing, but also listening.

Taurus (April 21-May 21)

Seeking out, answering questions, tapping in. Dig deep into where you need to be both personally and career wise. Set necessary limits while allowing yourself to step out of the box and experience the changes you need to make. Trust that your gut instincts will never falter.

Gemini (May 22-June 21)

For the next few weeks or so, importance is placed on work, home and money. As always, a 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. Family and friends may be overwhelming, though it is up to you to set the healthy guidelines.

Cancer (June 22-July 21)

The framework of your life at this time seems to be focused on how you see yourself, and how those closest to you may be seeing you. Specifically speaking, partners, work or personal matters may be taking way too much time. It’s up to you to take the reins. 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 will have cleared out.

Leo (July 24-Aug. 23)

So much of your heart depends on what you give to other people. This is clearly a time to focus on yourself, paying close attention to personal needs and priorities. Changes are a definite, but much for the better as you embark on a new path. Take care when dealing with property or business matters. Read between the lines. But forge ahead.

Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 23)

It has been said that the secret of life is consistency and you, for one, are always constant, methodical and precise. However, major planetary influences in your life signify that one chapter in your life has now closed. It’s on to the next chapter. Relationships, business and personal, during this time, may go through a major transition. It's up to you to raise the bar. This is a strong cycle for you in which you draw the line.

Libra (Sept. 24-Oct. 23)

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. Also a good strong month to focus on financial obligations.


Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)

It’s about getting things back on track.

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

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)

This is actually a great period in your life as the planets favor you, both personally and work related. This is your time to actually take the bull by the horns. It’s all about you! You may actually have the presence of mind to make changes in the work place, a muchneeded feat. Also, your love life may shift a bit, as your tolerance level balances.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 20)

A mixture of challenging yet interesting aspects are transiting your natal sun, providing you with the wherewithal to make the changes you should make. Specifically speaking, your monies may undergo a shift as you find yourself pulling from different resources. Your relationships may feel a bit unsettled causing you to question yourself. By the end of this month you will feel as though you are able to take any endeavor on.

Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 19)

Pay special attention to your own instincts, focus on what really matters. This can and will be a prosperous month for you as long as you want the talk. A strong yet fruitful stage in your life is about to begin, 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.

Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20)

For many of you, this is a much needed time for introspection; however, the influence of the planets in transit may have you twirling in many different directions. This period will definitely force you out of your cocoon. Use this time to work on your creativity, and focus on taking a better look at yourself and your partnerships. Use this time to your advantage. Astrological Tip: CELEBRATE! Mars now direct can be positive ... we made it! JANET AMID is a columnist that writes for Sylvania Advantage, and can be heard every Tuesday with Lynn and Cliff on 93.5 WRQN between 7:45 and 8:30 a.m. taking your Astrological calls LIVE at 419-240-1935. Janet can reached at 419-882-5510 or by e-mail at Check out our web site at Don't forget, Celebrate The Senses Psychic event is Oct. 7 at St. Clements Hall on Tremainsville. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.



David Boston

David A. Boston, age 71, of Sylvania passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in The Toledo Hospital. He was born Jan. 17, 1947, in Kentucky. Dave had a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Toledo with a diverse background in both the public and private sectors. Dave worked for the city of Toledo for 15 years, starting out in an entry-level human resources position after receiving his undergraduate degree. In addition to working in the human resources area he served as the safety director, supervising police and fire operations, assistant city manager for administration and was the city manager during his last four years with the city of Toledo. Dave was the president of the Associated General Contractors Association of Northwest Ohio and negotiated labor contracts with the building trades in Northwest Ohio on behalf of the contractors. Dave became the president of Vista Development, a Rudolph/Libbe Company, doing development projects in Northwest Ohio and the Mid-West. Dave was the COO for Cavista Corporation and oversaw real estate sales, development projects and construction activity in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Dave served on the Anne Grady Board of

Directors and the Anne Grady Foundation Board of Directors for a number of years before joining the staff as the executive director. He had a passion for golf, hanging out with his buddies and his grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Anne Grady Services, 1525 Eber Rd., Holland, Ohio 43528. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Virginia Black

Virginia Ruth Girkins Black passed away peacefully at the age of 98 on Aug. 25, 2018, at Sunset Retirement Home in Toledo, Ohio. She was born at Flower Hospital in July 1920, the daughter of Ralph Curtis Girkins Sr. and Ruth (Cummings) Girkins. Ginny lived all but one year of her life in Toledo, growing up on Hollywood Ave. and proudly graduating from Scott High School in 1938. In September 1938, Ginny’s father encouraged her to pursue a college education by providing the $50 to register as a freshman at Toledo University. While academically strong, it was her organizational and leadership skills that were honed as she was twice elected president of her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi, was editor of the society page for the campus newspaper, The Collegian, and was elected to “Peppers” (later Mortar Board National Collegiate Honor Society). Upon graduation


Ginny was recognized in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. On campus she also met her future husband, Arthur H. Black, who was an undergraduate chemistry major and later, graduate student. Following graduation Ginny became a 4th grade teacher at Mt. Vernon School in Adams Township and also worked in the Men’s Clothing Department at LaSalle’s in Downtown Toledo. She became a bride in January 1945 while Art was on leave from the Navy and joined him in Oakland, CA later that summer as he recovered from injuries sustained from a kamikaze attack off Okinawa that April. Returning to Toledo in 1946 when Art received a teaching appointment at T.U., they moved into the newly built faculty housing project (Nashville) on campus. They lived there until their first born, Jeffrey Arthur, arrived in 1947; after which they moved to West Toledo. Ginny would live in West Toledo the rest of her life, nurturing two additional sons, Curtis and James. During that time, she also taught at Ottawa Hills Elementary School and was active in many organizations, rising to leadership roles in most of them. Her leadership roles included being president of the Toledo Chapter of the Child Conservation League (CCL), the University of Toledo Women’s Club, Flower Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, and The University of Toledo Golden Alumni Society. She also proudly served on the University of Toledo Beautification Committee that encouraged the development of Centennial Mall. The leadership role she most cherished was being elected President of the State Chapter of P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting women pursuing higher education. This year marks her 60th year as a P.E.O. member.

Ginny also served her church in various leadership roles, initially Washington Congregational Church, then Pilgrim Congregational Church/United Church of Christ, and most recently, Sylvania UCC. Very spiritually motivated, Ginny was involved in many Bible study groups and in her 80’s, studied to become a Stephen’s Minister. Ginny was an avid reader, a supporter of the arts, a cinephile, and was always ready for a game of bridge. She is survived by sons, Curtis (Marilyn) and James (Kimberley); sister-in-law Sue Girkins; daughter-in-law Lee Hillenmeyer Black; grandchildren Jessica (Michael) Rowlands, Melissa (Zack Schwickert) Black, Andrew (Elizabeth) Black, Rachel (Travis) Cross, Natalie Black, Avery Black, Nicole (Shaun) Tremba; as well as seven great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ginny was predeceased by her parents, brother Ralph Jr., son Jeffrey, daughter-in-law Ljubica Black, and husband of 55 years, Art. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Arthur H. Black Professorship Fund at The University of Toledo Foundation [Fund #1301088], the PEO Foundation/J Bradshaw Fund [#7021], or the Sunset Retirement Communities (Employee Appreciation Fund). The family wishes to express its most sincere gratitude to the caregivers, and the administrative, support and service staffs at the Woodlands, Sunset House and Ashanti Hospice for the loving care shown to Ginny over the last nine years. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Joseph Malek Sr.

Joseph R. Malek, Sr., 80, of Sylvania, Ohio, died Aug. 14, 2018, at Anne's Hospital. He was born June 18, 1938, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Frank and Stella (Spiewak) Malek. Joe married his surviving wife, Jacqueline A. McCorkle, in 1957 in Chicago. Also surviving are his sons Joe Jr. (Jenny), Jeff and Jerry (Amy) Malek; grandchildren Ben, Nathan and Macey; and special family friend, Bill Swanson. He was preceded in death by his brother Bob. Hard working and self-made, Joe retired in 1993 as a mechanical supervisor from DuPont after more than 30 years of employment. He was a member of Joseph Parish in Sylvania, enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially with his sons and grandchildren. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps. Joe was very handy, able to fix almost anything himself and will be remembered as a good husband, father and grandfather. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sylvania, or the Kidney Foundation. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at U.S. Renal Care in Sylvania.

Churches Assist Teachers with Supplies

Volunteers from McCord Road Christian Church, Church 3TwentyOne and Westgate Chapel met at Westgate Chapel to pack ‘Survival Kits’ for teachers before the first day of school.

Author to sign book on survival After her husband was killed while cycling, Patty Slupecki, author, speaker and life coach, felt called to write her story, “Suddenly Widowed: A Memoir of Survival,” to inspire and educate others. Patty is hosting a public book release and signing event to benefit Toledo Ride of Silence on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Farmhouse at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 4830 Central Ave., Toledo. There were 818 cyclists killed in motor vehicle crashes and another 45,000 cyclists injured in 2015, according to the latest report compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On average, 15 cyclists are killed in Ohio every year, making Ohio the 9th deadliest state for cyclists in the U.S. “As Toledo biking opportunities grow and bike friendly infrastructure develops, we must educate cyclists and motorists about bicycle safety,” Slupecki said. “I don’t want another family to experience what my children and I did when my husband was killed by a motorist. For this reason, proceeds from my book launch

will benefit the Toledo location of Ride of Silence.” Ride of Silence promotes sharing the road and bicycle safety, and honors cyclists killed by motorists. Patty’s book begins with the day her husband was killed and moves forward through her journey of merely surviving to eventually thriving. “The one take-away I want my readers to experience is hope. I want them to know they are not alone, there is no wrong way to grieve, and there is a new normal to be found.” For more information on this fundraising event, which is open to the public, visit

Take Direction! Navigating the Maze of Advance Directives, an informative session presented by Ashanti Hospice and Palliative, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 Central Ave., Toledo, Ohio. Local attorney, Dean Horrigan, leads an engaging conversation on Advance Directives and what you need to know. Lunch is provided. An

RSVP is required. Call 419-536-4645, ext. 2004. A free Fall Risk Screening will be held at Sunset Village Rehab, 9640 Sylvania-Metamora Rd., on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will have their gait, strength and balance assessed by therapists. A health and medical review will also be available. Vendors will be on hand along with light refreshments.

As a certified life and business coach, certified MBTI Practitioner, and NLP Practitioner, Patty serves other widows as a mentor, helping them navigate the challenges of redefining their life after loss. There are 14 million widows in the US alone and very few resources to help women beyond grief sharing. Patty is trying to fill the gap through her online coaching program, and speaking engagements. In addition, she has a second book due out in early 2019, “A Practical Guide for Helping the Bereaved: A Checklist for Family, Friends, Neighbors, and Co-Workers.”

Sunset Communities offers programs

The Lion’s Roar

Sally Micsko teaches Ali Cole, Audrey Kandel, Hannah and Sara Stagg and Sophia Royer the dance they perform for parents and guests on Sunday, Aug. 19.

Ali Cole, Audrey Kandel, Hannah and Sara Stagg, Sophia Royer, Elli Rydman and Sophie Buchholz acknowledge the applause after their dance presentation at McCord Road Christian Church under the direction of Sally Micsko, center.

‘Back to Church Sunday’ at St. Stephen On Sunday, Sept. 16, St. Stephen Lutheran Church will be recognizing ‘Back to Church Sunday.’ “Visiting a church can be an intimidating thing,” said Beth Thomsen, a member of St. Stephen. “We’re sometimes inclined to believe that, somehow, our sins can’t be forgiven. Or that church is for ‘other people.’ Back to Church Sunday is designed to break those barriers by making it easier for us to invite, and welcome, those who might be feeling those things.” “If you have never set foot in a church, or if it has been years since you have, there is no

better time to come home. You belong here,” Thomsen added. St. Stephen is located at 7800 Erie Street, next to Highland Elementary. Its services are Sundays at 8:30 a.m. (traditional) and 11 a.m. (contemporary.) Thomsen said, “Guests joining us on Back to Church Sunday will receive a gift in addition to a free family photo, and children are invited for pony rides after the 11 service. And we also have it on good authority that the walls will not cave in!” For additional information, call the church office at 419-885-1551.


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Sylvania Area Crime Reports Breaking and Entering DS Developers, refrigerator, electric range, dishwasher and microwave stolen at 6700 block of Sylvan Hills Dan Zweifel, property stolen from barn trailer at 4000 Mitchaw Centennial Manor, storage shed forced open at 3200 block of N. Centennial Burglary William M. Adkins, speaker, headphones, electronic equipment stolen at 5200 block of Calvin Imad Al-Faqih, cash stolen at 3300 block of VanFleet Pkwy. Alisa Turner, computers stolen at 5500 block of Anchor Hills Erica L. Burns, jewelry stolen at 3900 block of Fairwood Criminal Damaging Megan N. Ajkowski, vehicle passenger window damaged at 4600 block of HollandSylvania Jamie L. Cashin, vehicle damaged by egging at 6500 block of Brint Criminal Mischief Kevin M. Collins, home egged at 5600 block of Clearview Jerry Johnson, home egged at 5200 block of Summer Forgery Speedway, counterfeit bill received at 6600 block of Monroe Found Property Bicycle found at 6000 block of Angleview Social Media Abuse Police Report, harassing text message received at 6600 block of Maplewood Telecommunications Violation Mark Clark, harassing phone call received at 5600 block of Monroe Theft Fifth Third Bank, credit cards used illegally at 5800 block of Monroe Ace Hardware, merchandise stolen at 5600 block of N. Main Austin C. Andry, bicycle stolen at 6200 block of Monroe Margaret M. Niehaus, wallet w/cash, credit card stolen at 7500 block of W. Sylvania Police Report, theft of goods at 5100 block of Brinthaven Jennifer S. Bacholl, cell phone stolen at 5800 block of W. Alexis Russ’s Auto Wash, cash stolen at 3100 block of Plainview Corey E. Drake, cash stolen at 5800 block of Durbin Corey M. Schmalzried, vehicle window smashed; purse, credit and debit cards, pharmaceuticals stolen at 3700 block of Rose Glenn Sara H. Jackson, money and gift cards stolen from vehicle t 3700 block of Rose Glenn Ali H. Cheaib, change stolen from vehicle at 4600 block of Carskaddon Walmart, theft by deception at 5800 block of W. Central Taylor Cadillac, vehicle stolen at 6100 block of W. Central Carter’s, shoplifting; merchandise stolen at 5200 block of Monroe Samer N. Howard, vehicle stolen at 6900 block of W. Central Patrick L. Seister, wallet w/cash, credit and debit cards and documents stolen at 6400 block of Sylvania

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T-Mobile, cash stolen at 5800 block of W. Central Target, merchandise stolen at 5200 block of Monroe RW Mercer Co., generators stolen from construction trailer at 8200 block of W. Central Marsha A. Samberg, vehicle keys stolen; wallet w/cash and credit cards stolen from vehicle at 2800 block of N. Holland-Sylvania Katosha M. Steel, purse w/iPhone and cash stolen at 5800 block of W. Central Bert A. Barnett, Jr., vehicle keys stolen at 2800 block of N. Holland-Sylvania Target, attempted shoplifting at 5200 block of Monroe Jamie R. Reno, theft by fraud at 2800 block of Squirrel Daryal Mills, cell phone and tablet stolen at 5700 block of Whiteford Walmart, hover-boards and two computers stolen at 5800 block of W. Central Robert M. Smith, camera, headphones, purse, cash, baseball glove and soccer ball stolen at 7100 block of W. Central L.C. Solid Waste Management, recyclables stolen at 7500 block of W. Sylvania Sabah Ayoub, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, 4200 block of Cranberry From the Court Assault Aaron P. Tucker, 18011 Freeman, Metamora,180 days jail, 159 days susp. Ahmed A. Eidi, 4513 Sulgrave, Tol., $150 fine, costs, 60 days jail, 46 days susp., drug screening. Child Endangerment Audrey A. Corl, 8433 Aquaduct Park, Holland, $100 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 180 days susp., parenting classes, drug screening. Criminal Damaging Jessie S. Szymanski, 4213 Pearson Pkwy., Oregon, $50 fine, costs, 15 days jail, 15 days susp., restitution. Criminal Trespass Jessie S. Szymanski, 4213 Pearson Pkwy., Oregon, 15 days jail, 15 days susp. Disorderly Conduct Tina C. Yeager, 3809 Fairwood, Sylvania, $50 fine, costs, 30 days jail, 30 days susp., drug screening. Ulises Diaz-Toledo, 3260 Maher, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 30 days jail, 12 days susp. Marcus N. Frazier, 4430 N. HollandSylvania, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 30 days jail, 30 days susp., counseling. Joshua P. Miller, 15289 C.R. 4, Metamora, $100 fine, costs, 30 days jail, 27 days E.M.U. Brian K. Dunlap, 6012 Greenacre, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 30 days jail, 28 days susp. James Roe, 6151 Greenacre, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 30 days jail, 27 days susp. Jacob F. Simon, 1526 U.S. Hwy. 20, Swanton,. $150 fine, costs, 30 days jail, 30 days susp., off limits at Speedway. Domestic Violence Larry M. Yarberry, 102 S. Crissey, Holland, $100 fine, costs, 30 days jail, 18 days susp. Driving Under the Influence Jonathan C. Brown, 6864 Oakfield, Tol., $400 fine, costs, 30 days jail, 24 days susp., license susp. 1 year, active probation. Joseph A. Pelland, Jr., 10430 Airport Hwy., #223, Swanton, $475 fine, cost, 180 days jail, 174 days susp., license susp. 12 mo. Brittney A. Mroz, 2825 Wilford, Tol., $375 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 177 days susp., license susp. 1 year. Lisa C. Crosby, 141 Mead Ln., Holland, $475 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 177 days susp., license susp. 12 mo. Brian S. Latta, 1051 Wentworth, Holland, $525 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 170 days susp., license susp. 1 year, 90 days immobilization, 90 days SCRAM unit, AA mtgs. Kyler R. Petiniot, 7441 Annin, Holland, $450 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 177 days susp., license susp. 6 mo. Cynthia E. Steltmann, 2246 Rose Hill, Tol., $450 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 177 days


susp., license susp. 1 year. Kevin J. Violette, 4733 E. Bayshore Port Clinton, $450 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 170 days susp., license susp. 12 mo. Breanna N. Beauregard, 2229 Portsmouth, Tol., $350 fine, costs, 17 days jail, 14 days susp., license susp. 1 year. Krista P. Rickman, 5024 Maryhill, Sylvania, $375 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 177 days susp., license susp. 1 year. Savannah J. Schwind, 19325 Hill Prairie, BG, $375 fine, costs, 186 days jail, 176 days susp., license susp. 1 year, drug screening. Daniel R. Wozniak, 2133 Andrew Bluff, Tol., $375 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 177 days susp., license susp. 1 year. Brian J. Meyer, 6123 Bonsels Pkwy., Tol., $525 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 170 days susp., license susp. 1 year, AA mtgs., 60 days SCRAM unit. Barbara M. Stocki, 30700 Drouillard, Walbridge, $375 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 177 days susp., license susp. 12 mo. w/limited privileges. Taylor S. Yarder, 14 N. 5th, Waterville, $375 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 174 days susp., license susp. 1 year. Delaney M. Smith, 8131 Erie, Sylvania, $375 fine, costs, 180 days jail, license susp. 12 mo. Charles A. Labiche, 6300 W. Bancroft, #1, Tol., $525 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 156 days susp., E.M.U., license susp. 12 mo. Drug Possession Jacob E. Olson, 413 W. Elm, Wauseon, $45 days jail, 15 days susp. Failure to Comply Aaron M. Binkley, 1779 Tremainsville, Tol., $150 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 142 days susp., drug screening. Menacing Robbie D. Rogers, Jr., 1930 Christie, Tol., $100 fine, cots, 180 days jail, 165 days susp., anger management. Misconduct Joseph A. Jackson, 1845 Stahlwood, Tol., $150 fine, costs. No Operator’s License Andrew T. Stumph, 5722 Telegraph, #20, Tol., $300 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 180 days susp. Marcus B. Hawkins, II, 6325 Garden, #3, Maumee, $150 fine, costs, 3 days jail, 3 days susp. Iesha Clark, 264 Williard, Tol., $500 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 180 days susp. Wilbert W. Houk, 5052 Arbor Way, Sylvania, $20 fine, costs, five days jail, five days susp., restitution. Joseph M. Prather, 7010 Kimpling, Holland, $150 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 177 days susp. Lyndsie A. White, 1924 Nevada, Tol., $150 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 177 days susp. Phillip L. Murray, 5011 Inland, Sylvania, $250 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 175 days susp., license susp. 6 mo. Physical Control Audrey A. Corl, 8433 Aquaduct, Holland, $150 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 170 days susp., license susp. 12 mo., 60 days SCRAM unit, AA mtgs., drug screening. Morgan J. Flowers, 737 Michigan, Maumee, $250 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 177 days susp., AA mtgs., license susp. 1 year. Muhammad H. Abushaban, 1110 Steeplechase S.E. Tol., $375 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 174 days susp., license susp. 2 years. James W. Bonamigo, 2601 Garden, Apt. E69, Maumee, $375 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 177 days susp., license susp. 1 year. Lance M. Lycourt, 760 Weatherstone, Holland, $375 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 177 days susp., license susp. 1 year, active probation. Justin Curry, 2528 S.R. 13, Greenwich, $100 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 177 days susp., license susp. 12 mo. w/limited privileges. Deborah A. Sayler, 10411 Berkey Hwy., Blissfield, MI, $100 fine, costs, 180 days jail,

177 days susp., license susp. 6 mo. w/limited privileges. Reckless Operation Corynn M. Smith, 5726 Ryewick, #2, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 30 days jail, 27 days susp., license susp. 6 mo. Shalom S. Thompson, 410 Oak Terrace, Holland, $100 fine, costs, 30 days jail, 27 days susp. Theft Jamilah N. Rose, 7519 Dorr, #160, Tol., $50 fine, costs, 3 days jail, 3 days susp., restitution. Michael A. Schimmel, 2135 Stirrup Ln., #15, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 90 days susp., restitution. Jamilah N. Rose, 7519 Dorr, #160, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 4 days jail, 4 days susp., restitution. Lisa Perry, 6955 Dorr, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 90 days susp., off limits at Kohl’s. Marvin M. Highes, 5997 Astrid, Columbus, $100 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 85 days susp., off limits at Walmart. Elizabeth Manberger-Snyder, 509 E. Park, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 60 days susp., 30 days E.M.U., restitution. Jacob E. Olson, 413 W. Elm, Wauseon, $50 fine, costs, 10 days jail. Clyde R. Willis, 105 13th, Tol., $50 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 180 days susp., restitution, drug screening. Clyde R. Willis, 1011 N. Byrne, Tol., $50 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 90 days susp., off limits at Walmart, drug screening. Anthony D. Heard, 1402 Brooke Park, #3, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 90 days susp., off limits at Walmart. Aaron M. Binkley, 1779 Tremainsville, Tol., $150 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 52 days susp., drug screening. Deon Lowery, 23 E. Pearl, Tol., $150 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 90 days susp., drug screening. Brandy Hayes, 1746 Mansfield, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 90 days susp. Ryder C. Brecht, 821 Butler, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 90 days susp., off limits at Walmart. John M. Roberts, 522 S. Main, BG, $100 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 90 days susp., off limits at Walmart, restitution. Lashonda M. Slaughter, 1448 Goodale, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 76 days susp., off limits at Walmart, drug screening. Densise L. Williams, 2446 Maplewood, Tol., $50 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 84 days susp., off limits at Walmart, restitution. Jason J. Brueggmeiser, 1779 Tremainsville, #104, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 87 days susp., AA mtgs., 90 days SCRAM unit. Katie M. Thomas, 859 Francis, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 90 days susp., off limits at Meijers, restitution. Bradley J. Lewis, 4012 Lewis, #1, Tol., $150 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 86 days susp., off limits at Target, AA mtgs., drug screening. Randy T. Sattler, 3747 Dixie, Tol., $150 fine, costs. Shawn M. Cox, 5494 Brooke Pointe, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 88 days susp., off limits at Walmart. Bruce T. Pompili, 2225 Mellwood, Tol., $125 fine, costs, 3 days jail, 3 days susp. Jessica L. Hartford, 2336 Bakewell, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 87 days susp., off limits at Walmart. Dewayne Wiggins, 10370 Old State Line, Swanton, $100 fine, costs, 3 days jail, 3 days susp. Trisha N. Howell, 711 Williamsville, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 90 days jail, 87 days susp., off limited at Target, drug screening. Unauthorized Use of Property Kyle S. Yeupell-Kiss, 5211 Bilby Way, Sylvania, $150 fine, costs, 30 days jail, 30 days susp., restitution. Vandalism Christopher G. Pounders, 629 S. Westwood, Tol., $100 fine, costs, 180 days jail, 178 days susp., restitution.

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Danberry Invited to Trendsetters Meeting

The Trendsetters Group recently held its inaugural Developer Services Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Trendsetters Groups an invite-only real estate group comprised of some of the industry’s top real estate brokers and owners. Discussion centered around how to work more closely with new home builders and developers and build relationships through innovative marketing. Kevin Warren of The Danberry Co. Realtors took part in brainstorming the topics of developer services. “New home construction is a highly sought-after market for real estate resale experts, and improved relationships with developers and builders can only provide value to consumers,” said Warren, COO of Danberry. “The ability to share ideas with some of the sharpest minds in this segment of our business was invaluable. I look forward to implementing some of these ideas to enhance what we offer to our buyers and customers.”



5356 River Oaks Ct.~ $269,000 5 beds, 2.5 baths and over 2,800 sf of living space. Quiet cul-de-sac location. Mr. & Mrs. Clean live here. Granite kitchen w/ hardwood floor & tile backsplash. Finished basement. Rear-load garage. Screened porch. Just move in and enjoy! Brad Crown – Realtorman 419/467-7070 RE/MAX Central Group

5054 Olde Mill Ct. ~ $250,000 4 beds, 2.5 baths and almost 2,400 sf of living space. Quiet cul-de-sac location. Island kitchen. Finished basement. Oversized 2 car garage. Stamped concrete patio. Possession at closing. Brad Crown – Realtorman 419/467-7070 RE/MAX Central Group



5966 Sylvan Ridge Dr. ~ $42,000 City of Toledo, Sylvania Schools. Last buildable lot in the subdivision. Just under a half acre. Backs to woods. North off Alexis, just west of Talmadge. Sidewalk is in. Utilities at the street. Brad Crown – Realtorman 419/467-7070 RE/MAX Central Group

7715 Shadywood Ln. ~$255,000 4 beds, 2.5 baths and over 2,600 sf of living space. Updated granite kitchen is a cook’s delight. Stainless appliance pkg. Handsome family room w/ WBFP. Finished basement. Brad Crown – Realtorman 419/467-7070 RE/MAX Central Group

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6011 Renaissance Place ~ $149,900 Why pay rent? Easy answer, you shouldn’t! Not when you can own a 1,200sf office condo conveniently located off Holland-Sylvania Rd. in Sylvania Twp. 4 offices and a reception area, all on one floor, end unit, all brick building. Brad Crown – Realtorman 419/467-7070 RE/MAX Central Group


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TMP Car Show Raises Money for Wreaths Across America

Michael Bonner talks to Roger Fitzpatrick and Andy Roth about his 1961 Mercedes SL 190.

Eric Marsh tells his grandmother Sandy Marsh about the Dodge Challenger they admire.

Tracy Clegg and her sister Randy Bertton, who sang the National Anthem, greet Jeff Clegg, center.

Wreaths Across America Car Show organizer Mel Harbaugh talks with Mike Wagner and Steven Kosinski.

Doris Stone and her daughter Nancy Jomantas learn about the 1927 Chevrolet owned by David Curr.

Bill Ersham talks with Ron Tillman who helped install the engine on Ersham's 1950 Oldsmobile.

Jamie Rawski and her children Remington, Jack and Julianna look over the 1998 Indy 500 pace car.

Ralph Spradlin offers a model car to Liam Fowler as his parents, Jeremy and Megan, look on.

Zoey Wines gets a great view of all of the cars on dad Ken's shoulders.

Frank and Lynn Nark look over Mike Searle's 1963 Triumph TR3P.

Garry and Karen McClain admire the 1963 TR3.

Bob Ward of Naples, Fla., and Soren Holmberg check out the cars.

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