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September 17 - October 1, 2019 • Vol. 23, No. 11•

Art Walk Sidewalk Sale



A pool-loving Bernese Mountain Dog, Morgan relaxes at the eighth annual Jack’s Pooch Plunge held at Plummer Pool on Sept 8. Dogs of all shapes and sizes took the plunge to benefit the Glass City Dog Park.


Mayberry Car Show

Zamarius Thornton loves being in the driver’s seat of a brand new Corvette.


Marti Rini keeps his eye on the ball during the Sylvania Pickleball Tournament held Sept. 7, at Veterans Memorial Field



Sylvanians commemorate those we lost 18 years ago.

Luna Dallas helps her mom and dad Melissa and Nick Dallas with sales outside of J&G’s Pizza Palace during the September Art Walk


Community News Food Main Street Activities Business Congratulations Schools Sports Community News Sylvania Then and Now Business Cards Lives Remembered Real Estate Classifieds

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Alateen Meeting An Alateen meeting for children and teens ages eight and up who are affected by a loved one’s alcohol or drug use is held Sunday nights from 7:30-8:30 pm at the United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St. Call 419-5377500 for more information. AlzheimerÊs Association An Alzheimer’s Association support group meets the third Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 pm at Aspen Grove, 7515 Secor Rd., Lambertville, Mich. Call 800-272-3900 or Aquatic Exercise for Survivors CPW and The Victory Center offer aquatic exercise for survivors at CPW, 3130 Central Park West, on Wednesdays from 6-7 pm. Free to all survivors through a grant from The Rotary Club of Toledo. Aromatherapy Aromatherapy takes place the first and third Wednesday of each month from 1-2 pm at The Victory Center, 5532 W. Central Ave., Suite B. This program is free to people with a cancer diagnosis and is sponsored by ProMedica Cancer Institute. Call the Victory Center at 419-531-7600 for details. Boomers Resource Network Boomers Resource Network meets every Thursday at Uncle John’s Restaurant, 11:30 am-1 pm. Call 419-865-8503 or visit Cancer Support Group A cancer support group meets the second Monday of each month, 6:30 pm, at Mercy Health, St. Anne Hospital, second floor Cancer Library. Open to patients, family and caregivers. Call Marilyn at 419-865-0659 or Laura at 419-754-1277 for more information. Diabetes Education Support Group Monthly support group for people living with Type 2 diabetes meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 pm at the ProMedica Mary Ellen Falzone Diabetes Center, Conference Room A, 2100 W. Central Ave., free and open to the public. Call 419-291-6767 or contact Double ARC Online Parent Support Group A free support group for parents / guardians of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders facilitated by FASD specialists meets the second Tuesday from 7-8 pm at the Double ARC building, 5800 Monroe St., Bldg. F-5. Food Addicts in Recovery Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets every Monday night at 7 pm at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 W. Central Ave. Contact Stoney at 734-635-1392, email or visit God Works! Crossroads Community Church, 6960 Sylvania-Petersburg Rd., Ottawa Lake, Mich., offers God Works!, providing a warm meal to

anyone in need each Thursday. Doors open at 5:30 pm; meal is at 6 pm. Healing Service The Victory Center invites cancer patients and survivors to a healing service on the third Tuesday of each month at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 W. Central Ave. The service is free and open to the public. Register by calling 419-531-7600. Mom2mom Mom2mom is a way for moms to get connected with others who are also journeying through motherhood. We meet the first Wednesday of every month from September through May from 9:15-11:15 am at Christ the Word Church, 3100 Murd Rd. Childcare is provided. MothersÊ Center of Greater Toledo First and third Thursday meetings for fun, food and friendship from 9:45-11:15 am at West Toledo YMCA, 2110 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo. Developmentally appropriate childcare provided. For info visit Nar-Anon A 12-step program for families and friends of addicts meets on Saturdays from 10-11 am at Mercy St. Anne’s, 3404 W. Sylvania Ave, third floor conference room and Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm at Harvest Lane Alliance Church, 5132 Harvest Ln. Olivet Lutheran ChurchÊs Free Community Meal Olivet hosts a free community meal each Wednesday in the Christian Life Center. Enjoy food and fellowship at 5840 Monroe St. Call 419-882-2077 or visit Pet Loss Support Group SylvaniaVet hosts a pet loss support group meeting at Christ Presbyterian Church, 4225 W. Sylvania Ave., 7 pm the second Tuesday of each month. Park in the back. 419-885-4421. Prostate Cancer Support Group A prostate cancer support group meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at Cancer Center library at St. Anne’s Hospital. For info, call 419-346-2753 or 419-344-9830. Stamp Collectors Club of Toledo Meets first and third Thursdays, Sept.-May at Perrysburg Masonic Hall - 590 E South Boundary at 7 pm. Each meeting is a program or member auction. Stroke Support Group Monthly support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 4 - 6 pm at ProMedica Flower Hospital, 5200 Harroun Rd. Contact 419-291-7537 or Survivors of Suicide Support Group Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Advent Lutheran Center, 6735 W. Sylvania Ave. at 7 pm. Email Mark Hill at or call Nancy Yunker at 419-517-7553 for more information.


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Taizé Service A Taizé Service is held monthly on the third Thursday at 7 pm in SUCC’s Christ’s Chapel, 7240 Erie St. 419-882-0048. TAME Meeting The Toledo Area Miniature Enthusiasts meet the first Saturday of each month from 1- 4 pm in the Sylvania Heritage Museum Carriage House, 5717 Main St. 734-847-6366. TOPS Meetings (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Two chapters of TOPS,1961 and 1672, meet at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6715 Brint Rd. Meetings are held Mondays from 9-10:30 am and Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm. Call

419-478-1103 or 419-841-6436 for information. TOPS is not church affiliated. Toledo Area Genealogy Society Meets from 7-9 pm the second Monday of the month September through June at Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St. Visit for info. Toledo Country Live Band Toledo Country Live Band is in concert the first and third Saturday, 6 pm at the Church of St. Andrew United Methodist, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. Light refreshments. Free. Information 419-262-4453.

Sylvania Senior Center Programs

Hours: 8 am- 5 pm Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri • 8 am-7:30 pm Tuesdays Lunch is served from 11:30-12:15 p.m. Mon-Fri; suggested donation agese 60+ is $2.50; non-senior is $5.62, make reservation by noon the day before. Tuesday Evening Dinner served from 4:30-5:15, $8.00 per person; reserve by 2 p.m. the Friday before Billiards: Mon-Fri open all day, weekly; Computer Lab: open when classes are not in session; Open Gym: when classes are not in session, please see schedule Quilting & Sewing: Tue & Thu, 8-12 noon, weekly; Woodshop: Tue, Thu & Fri, 1-3, weekly; Woodcarvers: Tue, 3-6 weekly March through December Transportation to Senior Center & Shopping: call Deb, 419-885-3913 09/04 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy for 6-7 p.m. * details 419-460-1734 09/11 Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly, * Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly, * Retirement Specialist: 2nd Wed, Hatha Yoga: afternoon practice, by appt., monthly Wed 2:30-4, weekly, * Hatha Yoga: afternoon practice, 09/05 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy Wed 2:30-4, weekly, * for details 419-460-1734 Rummikub: 2nd Wed, 3-4, Rug Hooking: 1st & 3rd Thu, monthly 9:30-11:30, monthly 09/12 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy Strength Training: Mon & Thu for details 419-460-1734 R10-11, weekly, * Strength Training: Mon & Thu 10-11, Chair Yoga: Mon, Tue & Thu weekly, * 11:30-12:30, weekly, * Chair Yoga: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:3008/06 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy 12:30, weekly, * for details 419-460-1734 Memory Chat: 2nd Thu, by appt., memory Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, care professional, monthly Fri 10:30-11:30, weekly, * Duplicate Bridge: Thu, 1-4, weekly Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly Camera Club: 2 Thu, 1:30-2:30, monthly Line Dancing: Fri 2:30-4, weekly Friday, 13 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy for details 419-46009/09 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy 1734 for details 419-460-1734 Estate Review, by appt., monthly Strength Training: Mon & Thu Strength/Balance: Wed 1-2, Fri 10:3010-11, weekly, * Unique Health Care Solutions BP 11:30, weekly, * Scrabble: 1:30-4:30, weekly Clinic: 11:30-12:30 Line Dance Party: $10.00/ticket, 5-7 p.m., Chair Yoga: Mon Tue & Thu call for ticket availability 11:30-12:30, weekly, * 09/16 Jazzercise: Mon-Fri call Christy Woodcarving Class: Mon & Wed 1-2:30, weekly, limited occupancy for details 419-460-1734 Strength Training: Mon & Thu 10-11, Google Docs: Mon & Tue, weekly, * 1-2:30, * Chair Yoga: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:30Cardio Drumming: 2nd Mon 2 & 2:30 workouts, call for details 12:30, weekly, * Woodcarving Class: Mon & Wed 1-2:30, 09/10 Franciscan Care Center BP/BS weekly, limited occupancy Clinic: Tuesdays, 9-11:30 Word Level I: Mon & Tue, 1-2:30, * Chair Yoga: Mon, Tue & Thu 09/17 Franciscan Care Center BP/BS 11:30-12:30, weekly, * Legal Outreach: by appt., monthly Clinic: Tuesdays, 9-11:30 Adult Coloring: 2nd & 4th Tue, Senior Chorus: Tuesday 9:45-11:15, 1-3, monthly weekly Google Docs: Mon & Tue, O.S.H.I.I.P. Trained Specialist: 3rd Tue of 1-2:30, * the month, by Current Events: 2nd & 4th Tue, Chair Yoga: Mon, Tue & Thu 11:302-4, monthly 12:30, weekly, * Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Health: Word Level I: Mon & Tue, 1-2:30, * Tue 3-4, weekly, * Silver Scholars: 5:30-6:30, call for Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Health: Tue 3-4, weekly, * details Silver Scholars: 5:30-6:30, call for details Hatha Yoga evening practice: *Call for fee and registration • For more info, call: 419-885-3913

7616 King’s Pointe Rd. • Sylvania Township 419.474.5858 •


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 Oct. 8

Sylvania Farmers Market, 3 pm Every Tuesday. Maplewood between Main and Richard Becker Drive.

•Sept. 17, 24

Babytime, 10-10:30 am King Road Library Develop a baby's early literacy skills. Babies 0-18 months will be introduced to songs, movement, rhythm and rhyme designed to foster a love of books and reading. •Toddler Storytime, 11-11:30 am King Road Library Interactive storytime for children 18 months3 years old and a grown-up. Talk, sing, read, write and play together as books, songs, rhymes and movement are shared.

•Sept. 18

Ragtime Rick Sodbusters 5758 N. Main St. Toledo’s own Ragtime Rick and band perform. •Storytime Playdate, 6-7 pm King Road Library Get the sillies out before bedtime! A playdate complete with dance, music and stories. Young Children (0-5) •Senior Stroll, 2-3 pm Wildwood Metz Center

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Enjoy a slow-paced nature walk with a naturalist as your guide, as they put your stroll into context with information about the environment. Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome. Reservations. •Parenting Series, 11:30 am-12:30 pm Sylvania Library Sylvania Community Action Team (SCAT) presents its parenting series.

•Sept. 18, 19

•Career Exploration Sessions, 2-4 pm Sylvania Library Owens Community College representatives will visit to share information on its program offerings. Adults 18+ •Metroparks: Career Mixer, 3:30-4:30 pm Sylvania Library A job doesn't have to be boring. For many, they found their job by doing things they enjoyed doing as kids. Teens 13-18.

•Sept. 19

Code It Club, 4:15-5:15 pm King Road Library Create a video game, program a robot or make a website. Come to the library, make some friends, learn more about coding and show others your skills. •Metroparks Toledo presents camping fun, 6:30-7:30 pm King Road Library Learn camping skills with fun and interactive games. Kids (5-10) •Parenting Series, 7-8 pm Sylvania Library Sylvania Community Action Team (SCAT) presents its parenting series.

•Sept. 19, Oct. 3, 17, 31, Nov. 7

Baby/Toddler and Me Yoga, 10 am Olander Gorman Parent and child will play and practice yoga Locations Franciscan Center, Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, 419-824-3707 Olander Park (Nederhouser and Gorman), 6930 W. Sylvania Ave. To register, 419-882-8313, ext. 1013 or; Sylvania Libraries 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania 419-882-2089 3900 King Rd., King Branch 419-259-5380 Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe St., Toledo Toledo Zoo 2 Hippo Way, Toledo Valentine Theatre 410 Adams St., Toledo Wildwood Preserve Metropark (Manor House) 5100 W. Central Ave., Toledo

while singing, exploring movement. Racha Maheshwari, instructor. Pre-register.

•Sept. 19, 26

Teen Gamer's Guild Sylvania Library Play the newest games on the Nintendo Switch, such as Fortnite, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Minecraft, Super Mario Party, and many more. Teen Gamer's Guild meets in the Teen Area. Tweens (10-13)

•Sept. 20

Kingston Blood Drive, 11 am-5 pm Residence activity room 4125 King Road A blood drive hosted by the American Red Cross. To make an appointment, call Emily Roach at 419-824-4200. •Bug Bonanza, 9 am Olander Gorman PreK to K age children learn about caterpillars, ladybugs and praying mantises with Joyce Davis. Pre-register. •Friendly Bugs, 10:30 am Olander Gorman Toddlers listen to a story by a favorite puppet then go on a hunt for fun bugs with Joyce Davis. Pre-register. •Star Party, 8 pm Sylvan Prairie Park, South Lot Join the Toledo Astronomical Association for an evening of stargazing. Cancelled if cloudy or raining. •ProMedica Concert Series, 6:15 pm Promenade Park 400 Water St., Toledo Tickets are $15 presale or $20 the day of the show. VIP tickets available for $45. Ticketmaster and Chaka Khan headlines.

•Sept. 20, 27

Library Playdate, 10-10:45 am Sylvania Library Children and their favorite grown-up are welcome to experience the Library as a fun, exciting place to play while building early literacy skills. Young Children (0-5)

•Sept. 21

Local Fest, 4-11 pm J&G/EdwardJones Parking Lot Local bands, local food vendors, local beer/wine, fun! Craft Show, 10 am-6 pm Joseph Diehn American Legion 5880 Centennial Road Fall craft show. Vendors and crafters needed. Call Terry, 419-265-6099. •Hawk migration bus tour, 9 am-6 pm Wildwood Preserve, Metz Center Hawkfest focuses on birds of prey (eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls) and the annual fall hawk migration over Lake Erie Metropark in Michigan. Bring lunch and binoculars. $15. Reservations. •Sylvania Franciscan Gala, 6-10 pm Franciscan Center Dine and dance with the Sisters of St. Francis

at this fundraising event. Silent and live auction featuring event and sporting event tickets, handmade artisan products created by Sylvania Franciscans. Call 419-824-3625 or visit •Euchre Saturdays, 11 am-1 pm Sylvania Library Do you enjoy playing cards? How about coffee, conversation and a chance to meet new people? Adults 18+ •Clean Your Streams, 8:30 am-Noon Various Locations Help clean up miles of stream banks. Register at

•Sept. 22

I Love Olander Day, Noon-5pm Olander Park Live music, children’s activities, TOPS market featuring local artists and businesses, food trucks, free boat rentals and more.

•Sept. 23

Autumnal equinox walk, 3-4 pm Wildwood Preserve, Metz Center Celebrate the first day of fall with a walk at Wildwood Preserve Metropark. Look and listen for signs of fall on this naturalist-led hike. Meet at the visitor center. Free. Reservations. *Preschool Storytime Sylvania Library Children ages 3-5 (and their favorite grownup) will enjoy stories, songs, movement and more in this fun program designed to get them ready for Kindergarten. •Meditation 101, 6-7:30 pm King Road Library Registration required. Learn how the power of breath, connection, observation and a quiet mind can impact the quality of life and how to extend that practice into the many other aspects of daily life. Adults 18+ •Family storytime, 11-11:30 am King Road Library Children ages 2-5, along with adult can talk, sing, read, write and play as stories, rhymes, music and movement are shared. •WEN Conference, 10 am-3 pm Radisson Hotel at UT 3100 Glendale Ave. Keynote speaker Traci McBride highlights this annual Women’s Entrepreneurs event.

•Sept. 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4,11

Zumba, 6 pm Olander Nederhouser Adults $5 for residents; $6 for non residents. For those who love to dance, Zumba is a Latin dance class for any level. Georgette Cardone and Sherry Nolan are instructors.

•Sept. 24

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


•Learn Kung Fu! King Road Library. 6-7 pm Build self-confidence and control. Learn the basics of Kung Fu with Dr. Aaron Brown to help build a championship attitude. All ages •Eat with your family day, 3-9 pm CharlieÊs Ice Cream and Edibles It’s a day to spend time together with family sponsored by the Sylvania Community Action Team. Mention SCAT and Charlie’s will take a percentage off the meal. •Family Storytime, 10-10:30 am Sylvania Library Children ages 2-5, along with their favorite grown-ups, are invited to talk, sing, read, write and play as stories, rhymes, music and movement are shared. •Packing Up, 10 am Olander Gorman PreK to K-age children can walk through the park searching for clues and counting the different kinds of trees with Marilyn Machosky. Pre-registration required. •DIY Wood Slice Pumpkins, 6:30 pm Olander Gorman Adults can create a pumpkin preform home decor, All supplies provided. Residents $15; non residents $20. Pre-register

•Sept. 25

Senior Stroll, 2-3 pm Wildwood Metz Center Enjoy a slow-paced nature walk with a naturalist as your guide, as they put your stroll into context with information about the environment. Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome. Reservations. •Get to Know Your Trails, 11 am-noon Wildwood Preserve, Metz Center Explore trails at different parks each month. Each session is guided by a Metroparks naturalist to put your walk into context as you learn about the natural environment. Reservations needed. •Tin Tile Wall Art, 3:30-4:30 pm Sylvania Branch Library Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by creating Mexican Folk Art. Each participant can create one tin tile wall art piece and decorate a frame to display the tile. All age. •Babytime, 10-10:30 am Sylvania Library This storytime focuses on developing your baby's early literacy skills. Babies 0-18 months will be introduced to songs, movement, rhythm and rhyme designed to foster a love of books and reading. •Family Storytime, 11-11:30 am Sylvania Library Children ages 2-5, along with their favorite grown-ups, are invited to talk, sing, read, write and play as we share stories, rhymes, music and movement. •Mobility Screening, 1-4 pm Sunset Village 9640 Sylvania Metamora

419-724-1200 Free assessment for physical mobility, balance, strength and gait.

•Sept. 25, Oct. 9, 6 pm Oct. 12, 10 am

Yoga by the LakeOlander Open Air Shelter #2 Adults can practice yoga in nature. All skill levels welcome with instructor Angela Zaborowski. $5 residents; $6 non-residents

•Sept. 26

The Party, 6-9 pm Chandler Cafe 5648 N. Main Fundraiser for the community arts commission. Honored at the event will be Dave Wisniewski. $45 each, $80 for two. Visit •Dog Training event, 6-7:30 pm Charter Senior Living 6805 W. Sylvania Ave. at McCord Features Tonya Wilhelm, dedicated dor training and cat care specialists and author. RSVP to 419-882-0029. •Toddler Storytime Sylvania Library Interactive storytime for children 18 months 3 years old and favorite grown-up. Talk, sing, read, write and play together as books, songs, rhymes and movement are shared.

•Sept. 27

Minecraft Meetup, 3:30-4:30 King Road Library Join other Minecrafters at the Library to explore, build, battle, collaborate, and survive in virtual worlds. Recommended ages 7-13.

•Sept. 29

Celebrate the Senses Psychic Event The Pinnacle 1772 Indianwood Circle, Maumee Unique vendors, psychics, healers, massage therapists, Reiki, mediums and astrology readings.

•Sept. 30

*Preschool Storytime Sylvania Library Children ages 3-5 (and their favorite grownup) will enjoy stories, songs, movement and more in this fun program designed to get them ready for Kindergarten.

•Oct. 2

Senior Stroll, 2-3 pm Wildwood Metz Center Enjoy a slow-paced nature walk with a naturalist as your guide, as they put your stroll into context with information about the environment. Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome. Reservations.

•Oct. 3

Fall Health Fair, 10 am-1 pm Sylvania Senior Center 7140 Sylvania Ave. There will be information about senior housing, rehab and assisted living, fire safety, health and hearing screenings, door prizes and more.

•Oct. 4

Spooky Tea, 11:30-2:30 pm Stranleigh manor house Wildwood Preserve Specially brewed tea, delicious sandwiches and desserts while overlooking the Shipman Garden. Walk-in guests from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dress for the occasion.

•Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Overnight/Snooze at the Zoo, 6:30 pm-10 am Toledo Zoo During the overnight adventure, guests make enrichment for animals, tour the Zoo, meet animals up close and enjoy delicious meals. Separate fee and pre- registration required.

•Oct. 6

Zoomba, 9-10 am Toledo Zoo, Great Hall Move to Latin rhythms and animal-inspired tunes for an hour of energetic exercise to benefit Raising Up Red Pandas campaign. Separate fee. Ticket includes Zoo admission.

Your Go-To Event: •Fall Band Concert, 2:30 pm Owens Community College Fine & Performing Arts Building Free concert by Owens Community College Concert band.

•Oct. 7

Beginners Tai Chi, 6-7:30 pm Elks Lodge #53 3520 N. Holland Sylvania Rd. Tai Chi classes consist of slow movements, gentle turns and graceful stretches.

•Oct. 8

The Great Black Swamp, 7 pm Olander Nederhouser Bill Hoeffin with Wood County Parks shares his knowledge of the Great Black Swamp. •Ukesters Jam Session, 7-8:30 pm King Road Library Sylvania Ukesters play music and invite the public to experience the joy of the ukulele. Teens and adults are welcome to attend.

•Oct. 8, 15, 22

Animal Tales‰ Nocturnal Animal Series, 9:30 am and 1 pm Toledo Zoo Explore the animals that stay up way past bedtime in this class series for preschoolers and parents. Visit once a week for three weeks to learn all about nocturnal animals through stories, crafts, games and live animal visitors. Separate fee. Registration required.

•Oct. 10

Leaves, Seeds and Trees, 9 am Olander Gorman PreK to K age children listen to a story by a favorite puppet then explore the park to discover different leaves and gather seeds with Joyce Davis. Pre-register.

Local Fest

•Oct. 1

Beginners Tai Chi, 1-2:30 pm Elks Lodge #53 3520 N. Holland Sylvania Rd. Tai Chi classes consist of slow movements, gentle turns and graceful stretches.

•Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Senior Discovery Days Toledo Zoo Every Tuesday, seniors are treated to free admission, great perks and fun activities during the Zoo's Senior Discovery Days, plus great discounts during the rest of the week.

Tim Hayden, Doug Wright and Robert Dickinson enjoy the bands at the 2018 Local Fest.



ylvania’s favorite parking lot party returns Saturday, Sept. 21. Celebrate the end of summer with local bands, bites and brews during Local Fest from 4 to 11 pm on Main Street, downtown. While at the festival, enjoy a variety of street food options from Rusty’s Road Trip, Lyle’s Crepes, Swisher Dogs, Mayberry Ice Cream and The Village Candy Shop. Sip on craft beers from Upside Brewing and Inside the Five Brewing Company and wine from Majestic Oak Winery. Get your groove on with three bands: KARMALIZED, featuring members of Cactus Jack and Baccano (4:30 to 6 pm), Twin Pfunk (6:30 to 8 pm), and The Polka Floyd Show (8:30 to 10:30 pm).


There will also be fun for the kiddos throughout the evening at the childrens’ activity booth. The event takes place in the mural area next to J & G Pizza Palace. Seating is limited, so bring a chair. Admission is $5 which helps support downtown beautification projects. Local Fest is hosted by Red Bird Arts District Downtown Sylvania, The Polka Floyd Show, Majestic Oak Winery, Inside the Five Brewing and Upside Brewing. This event is highlighted on the Guy in the 419 Live Show, available on Facebook or by visiting

‘The Party’ celebrates the arts

Potter Ann T ubbs congratulates Toni Andrews, who was honored at The Party last September. Tie on a bandana, pull on some boots and channel your inner cowboy! The Sylvania Community Arts Commission is honoring artist Dave Wisniewski at The Party this year on Sept. 26, 6 to 9 pm at Chandler Cafe, 5648 Main St. Dave is known for his larger than life depictions of the West. Enjoy an exclusive look at Dave's work, a cash bar, heavy grazing and silent and live auctions. The SCAC will

be auctioning off a Dave Wisniewski original painting and a stay at an apartment in Valencia, Spain, among many other fantastic items to support their programs. In addition to celebrating the arts in Sylvania, The Party raises vital funds for the Sylvania Community Arts Commission. Purchase tickets at

Sunset Retirement Communities will do its part to help reduce fall risks among older adults by hosting a free Mobility Screening on Wednesday, Sept. 25, to coincide with National Falls Prevention Week, Sept. 23- 29. The Mobility Screening, which is open to the general public, runs from 1 to 4 pm, and will include physical mobility assessments; balance, strength, and gait testing with professional therapists; medication reviews with Ohio Northern University Pharmacy students; and health screenings conducted by a physician. Older adults who participate in this mobility screening, will be taking positive steps to help keep themselves independent, healthy and safe.

If participants also want a health screening with the physician, an appointment is requested. To reserve a time, visit All participants are asked to bring a current list of medications for their screening. The afternoon event will also feature light refreshments, raffle prizes, vendor displays and demonstrations to help older adults strengthen their balance. The event is presented in partnership with Adaptive Rehab, Biodex, Mercy Health, Ohio Northern University, Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership and Promedica. For additional information visit or call Gayle at 419-7241225, ext. 2305.

The National Association of Secretaries of State has designated the fourth Tuesday in Sept. as National Voter Registration Day to encourage voter participation and increase awareness of state requirements and deadlines for voting. Started in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is to civic engagement what Earth Day is to environmental awareness. For more information, visit

This year NVRD is Tuesday, Sept. 24. and League of Women voters members will be at the Sylvania Library, 6749 Monroe St., from 3:30 to 7 pm where they will provide Voter Registration assistance. To be properly registered citizens must have their current address as their registration address. Oct. 7 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 5 general election in Ohio.

Janet Amid’s "Celebrate the Senses" psychic event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29 at The Pinnacle, 1772 Indianwood Circle, Maumee,

from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The event features unique vendors, psychics, healers, massage therapists, Reiki, mediums and astrology.

The 16th annual Toledo Walk to Defeat ALS® is moving to a downtown location in 2019. Toledo’s Promenade Park will be a hub of activity Sunday, Oct. 6, with many walkers coming as teams. This group, which is anticipated to be 1,000 strong, will raise awareness for ALS, a

deadly neurological disease that strikes many in this area. Families and friends will gather to celebrate the lives of their loved one and to cherish the memory of those passed. Visit or call The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter for further details.

Sunset retirement communities to host free mobility screening

League of Women Voters to assist in National Voter Registration Day at the Sylvania Library

Celebrate The Senses psychic event planned Annual Walk to Defeat ALS moves to downtown Toledo


Nation of Patriots visits Sylvania’s American Legion Post

Jennifer and Rod Grimes, Patriot Tour representatives from the Clyde, Ohio VFW Post 3343, are Army veterans and raised $1,600 their first year doing the event and over $57,000 over the past 10 years.

Don’t Skirt the Issue raises funds for Safety Net

The fourth annual Don’t Skirt the IssueHelp event will be held Friday, Oct. 18 from 611 pm at the Pinnacle in Maumee. The event will feature food from northwest Ohio restaurants, a live auction, raffles, music and an evening of entertainment from Guy in the 419 Pat McCarty. Emcee for the evening is Fred Lefebvre of 1370 WSPD. Tickets are $65 each. For tickets or more information, visit or call 419-841-7701. For the last three years a coalition of local businesses, media and government agencies have come together to present Don’t Skirt the Issue – Help, raising almost $130,000 toward developing transitional housing specifically for women. This year the event will be raising

money for Safety Net, located at 2005 Ashland Ave. in Toledo. Safety Net is the only 24-hour emergency shelter for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth who are between the ages of 12 and 17. Area restaurants represented include Ciao, Real Seafood, Cinco de Mayo, The Pinnacle, Libardo’s, Social, Bubba’s and Manhattan’s. Gifts lined up for the live and silent auctions include a trip to Turks and Caicos, an apartment in France, sailing cruises and a dinner and wine tasting at The Pinnacle. Major sponsors are J. Foster Jewelers, Central Travel, Walker Funeral Home, Mighty Crow Media, Adams Street Publishing, 13abc and IHeart Media-Toledo.

Members of the Nation of Patriots visit Sylvania’s Joseph W. Diehn Post 468 on Labor Day. and Rod Grimes, both Army veterans, along BY TONY ROEMMELE with their son Chad and Rod's brother, Jodi, and his wife, Michelle. The group raised $1,600 Organizations all over are stepping up to its first year doing the event. Over $57,000 has assist veterans and their needs in many ways. been raised locally over the past 10 years. The One organization, the Nation of Patriots, made funds have helped 25 local veterans in local a visit to Sylvania’s, Joseph W. Diehn Post 468 communities. Nationally, this organization has this past Labor Day. Its mission is "to promote raised over $1 million. Those who would like awareness and financially support the well to be a part of future rides or would like to being of our wounded veterans and work with donate can visit other veteran groups to select those who are in Rod Grimes stated, “We would like to thank need.” The organization was formed in 2008 all the volunteers, past, present and future, for and is run by volunteers. All funds raised go their time, support and funding.” directly to veterans. To raise money and awareness, members carry a single American flag on motorcycles, relay-style, across 48 states over 1,400 miles in 110 days. This year’s Patriot Tour started out in Beaver St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 7800 Erie St., Dam, Wisc. on May 18 and returned home will be holding a special “Prayer for the Cure” Sept. 7 for a community celebration. service on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 pm. Beth The local Patriot Tour representatives from Thomsen, a church council member, stated, the Clyde, Ohio VFW Post 3343 were Jennifer “About five years ago, we began to ask our neighbors if we could pray for them. Over the years, we have had the honor of praying for hundreds of folks, and many of those have been prayers for healing and strength following a cancer diagnosis. This service will offer an opportunity for all of us to come together in prayer.” The service will focus on praying for the cure, but will also include prayers for strength, courage, and comfort for all cancer patients, their families and friends. A two-time breast cancer patient will share her story of survival and a representative from the Susan G. Komen Foundation will be available for questions following the service. For additional information, call the church office at 419-885-1551.

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Plans underway for annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio invites the community to join the fight against breast cancer at the Race for the Cure® 5K and Walk events in Findlay on Saturday, Sept. 28, with a 7 am registration and a 9 am race and in Toledo on Sunday, Sept. 29 with a 7:30 am registration and a 9:30 am race. While these events are celebrations full of fun, hope and fitness, they exist for a serious reason. The Findlay and Toledo Race for the Cure events provide year-round funding for women and men in a 24-county service area who need breast cancer screenings, breast cancer treatments, childcare, transportation for patients, breast health education, advocacy and so much more. This year, Komen Northwest Ohio decided to change the name of the Survivor Tent to Hope Village. Komen recognizes that every individual’s breast cancer journey is different, and the new name reflects those diverse experiences. Hope Village will

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provide a warm and inclusive atmosphere to everyone who battled breast cancer in the past and everyone who is currently fighting. To register go to or call 419-724-2873.

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Relay for Life Event Lead Tiffany Hastings and American Cancer Society Community Development Manager Allison Boesel welcome participants to the 25th annual Relay for Life on Sept. 7.

Longtime Relay for Life event leaders Joanne Dobson, who has a luminary for her dad, Roger, and Stacy McDevitt, who has one for her mother, Dianne, set during the event held at Centennial Terrace.

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Cast members include Eric Huff, Kelly Fandrey, Dave Caygill, Matt Francisco, Tim Robinson and Danita Binkowski. Tree City Playhouse will launch its 201920 season with Larry Shue’s “The Nerd.” Directed by Keith Ramsdell, the production will feature the  acting talents of Eric Huffman as Willum Cubbert, Kelly Fandrey as Tansy  McGinnis, Dave Caygill as Axel Hammond, Tim Robinson as Warnock  Waldgrave, Danita Binkowski as Celia Waldgrave, and Matt Francisco as Rick Steadman. “We’re pleased to present this classic comedy as we open our 4th season  in partnership with the Sylvania Community Arts Commission. “The Nerd” is  sure to keep audiences laughing from beginning to end,” said Ramsdell,  who also serves as Artistic Director for the group. Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes Rick  Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life in  Vietnam. He is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly for his birthday party, but his feelings soon change as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless "nerd" with no social sense, little intelligence, and  less tact. It also becomes clear that Rick has no intentions of leaving and his continued presence leads to one uproarious incident after another. Often described as one of the funniest plays ever written, this  extraordinarily inventive, side-splitting comedy was first presented by  the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, then produced in Great Britain, and



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SAFS offers holiday assistance BY MARY HELEN DARAH

Gifts donated to SAFS to brighten the holidays for those in need are ready for distribution.

Annually, the Sylvania Area Family Services offers those in need in the Sylvania community a helping hand during the holidays. Individuals and families who are in need of a "hand up" may be eligible to receive supplemental food and gifts to brighten their holiday. In order to apply, participants must bring a picture ID for all adults in the household, proof of income for the household (current date within 30 days), proof of address, such as a current utility bill or rent receipt, and birth certificates for each child in the household. Participants must reside within the Sylvania School District. Chelsea Bray, social service coordinator for SAFS, feels the program is meaningful not only for those who receive assistance, but for those who give to the less fortunate. "Working directly with those who have found the courage to ask for support in their

time of need, fuels the passion and livelihood of the staff and volunteers here at SAFS," stated Bray. "Being able to work oneon-one with an individual or family, and hear their experiences first hand, reminds us of why we are here to help. I am proud of what SAFS has offered to the community through the holiday assistance program. Last year alone we helped close to 220 families, equaling approximately 700 individuals. When we see the support of our friends and neighbors coming together to help one another, we only grow stronger as a community. The mission of SAFS is to 'Strengthen Sylvania, one family at a time.' We do that everyday but it is especially meaningful during the holidays." For additional information or to apply for assistance, email, call 419-882-8415 or visit SAFS at 5440 Marshall Rd., in Sylvania.

Sibshops offers programs for children whose siblings have special needs Brothers and sisters who have a sibling with special needs, now have a program that’s just for them, called Sibshops. At Sibshops, they will have a chance to meet other kids whose brothers and sisters have special needs and talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sibling with a disability in a fun relaxing environment. Sibshops are free for 8-to-16 year olds and they are run by a team of people who have a professional and, in some cases, a personal understanding of the impact a child’s special

needs can have on brothers and sisters. Sibshops will feature fun, outrageous games, cooking activities and hands-on activities that will keep those attending engaged in an energetic way. Sibshops gatherings will be held on Oct. 26, Nov. 16, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 28, and April 18 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Alternate Learning Center, 3939 Wrenwood Ave. For more information and to register, contact Wendy Smenner at 419-214-3066 or

Bethany House’s first Shelter from the Storm event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 pm at the Chop House, overlooking the Maumee River and Promenade Park in downtown Toledo. Guests can leave their checkbooks at home since each $100 ticket includes the cost of the meal (salad, entree and dessert), tip, and a donation to Bethany House. A cash bar will be available. Bethany House is a long-term transitional shelter that gives survivors of domestic violence and their children the necessary time and support to heal emotionally, physically and financially. In 2018 alone, Bethany House provided 14,611 nights of safe shelter to our community’s most vulnerable victims of domestic violence. After seeking shelter and support from Bethany House, a recent survivor said, “There’s no words to express how grateful

I am, and my children. You gave us a chance to live again and get our lives back.” Tickets to Shelter from the Storm are available by visiting Bethany House is sponsored by the Sylvania Franciscans, is a Member of Sylvania Franciscan Ministries and a Member of Northwest Ohio Community Shares.

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Spirit of Sierah 5k Run planned for Oct. 15

The third annual Spirit of Sierah Laugh, Love Every Day 5K Run/Walk will be held on Oct. 19. This fundraiser invites all members of the community to join in celebrating the life and legacy of Sierah Joughin. The 5K is a family fun, costumefriendly event with music, food and fun. For the kids, there is a Fun Run, along with bouncy houses and face painting. Trick or Treating follows the 5k at 3:15 pm. Local businesses, organizations, and vendors will hand out information along with candy to all children attending. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the nonprofit organization, Justice for Sierah, Inc. These funds are the foundation of support to launch Sierah Strong in Ohio schools. A curriculum-based program that includes self-defense, empowerment, and knowledge is being developed for first through eighth graders in Ohio schools that will meet state standards and be ingrained into the education system. For more information or to register for all the events, visit

Sylvanians pause and remember 9/11 on Patriot Day

L-R: Firefighter/Paramedics Dillon Young, Casey Maupin, Terry Detmer, Lieutenant/Paramedics Rod Standiford, Jeff Bennett, Deputy Chief Mike Froelich, Chief Mike Ramm, Deputy Chief Chris Nye, Firefighter/Paramedics Justin Weldon, Greg Wilcox and Kurt Baumgartner participate in the 9/11 service.

Sylvania Township Fire Chief Mike Ramm rings the memorial bell 3-4-3 times to commemorate the 343 first responders who lost their lives on 9/11.

Sylvania City Council president Mary Westphal and City Council member Katie Cappellini chat with Lyndsey Stough and her dad, Craig Stough, after the memorial service.

Sylvania Township Administrator Oliver Turner and Sylvania Township Trustee Neal Mahoney talk with city of Sylvania Economic Development Director Bill Sanford.


Apple pickin’ season means sweet autumn treats Sylvania Farmers Market Maplewood Ave., West of Main St. Tuesdays, 3 - 7 pm Visit the market on Maplewood Avenue and Richard Becker Drive in the Red Bird Arts District. Each week features local produce, flowers, honey, coffee, crafts, live music and Food Truck Row. Sylvania Area Family Services Community Meals 5440 Marshall Rd. Lunch: Sept. 19, 11 am - noon Dinner: Oct. 3, 4:30 - 6:30 pm Once a month Sylvania Area Family Services offers free meals provided by a community partner. Open to the public. For more information, call 419-882-8415.

BY JENNIFER RUPLE It’s mid-September and that means it’s apple pickin’ time! Wooden crates are being filled with the region’s most delicious apples waiting to be taken home and eaten whole or transformed into something even more fabulous - apple sauce, apple fritters, apple pie, caramel apples. Yes, please! Autumn Apple Bars are yet another way to enjoy the season’s bounty. Mix up a batch a day ahead of when you plan to serve them, and then wait. I know, it will be painfully difficult. The thing is, these apple bars get even more moist the next day and the day after that… Oh, who am I kidding? Enjoy!

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Autumn Apple Bars /2 cup chopped walnuts 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar 1 tablespoon butter, softened 2 to 3 tablespoons whole milk


Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat a 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan with nonstick baking spray and then flour. In a large bowl, combine eggs and salt. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until frothy, about 1 minute. Add sugar and oil; beat until blended. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Add to egg mixture; beat just until blended.  Fold in apples, nuts and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan; spread evenly. Bake 30 minutes or until lightly browned and set. In a medium bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, butter, and enough milk to achieve a spreadable consistency. Drizzle over cake. When frosting has set, cut cake into bars.  (Recipe adapted from Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate) 

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Toledo Area VegBash 2592 Parkway Plaza, Maumee Sunday, Sept. 22, 11 am - 4 pm Celebrate vegan and vegetarian food. Event features food from local restaurants, live music, artists and crafters, food artisans, local businesses and family activities. Beer, wine and libations available. For tickets, visit Harvest Market Dinner Toledo Farmers Market 525 Market St. Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 - 9 pm The 8th annual fundraiser for Toledo GROWs features fresh, sustainably grown local foods, locally crafted beverages and local chefs. Dress is Farmyard Chic. Tickets are $50 and available at Apples for Everyone Johnston Fruit Farms 2790 Airport Highway, Swanton Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 am - 4 pm Help the farm pick apples to be donated to area food banks. Enjoy food, music, games and hayrides. For information, call 419-826-1453. Harvest FEST at Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center 1225 Broadway St., Toledo Friday, Oct. 4, 5 - 7 pm

Enjoy a meal prepared from the fruit and vegetable harvest from the center’s gardens. Crafts, music and a 50/50 raffle. $7 donation. MacQueens Apple Butter Festival 7605 Garden Rd., Holland Oct. 5 - 6, 10 am - 6 pm This annual event features apple picking, food vendors, arts and crafts, live music, children’s activities, carnival rides, and a petting zoo. Don’t miss MacQueen’s homemade pies, fritters, donuts, cider and caramel apples. CiderFest419 Wildwood Preserve Metropark Ward Pavilion, 4830 Central Ave. Friday, Oct. 18, 5:30 - 9:30 pm Hosted by Toledo Night Market, this event features craft drinks and food pairing. Enjoy tastings of local and regional hard cider, mead, craft beer and fall wine; artisanal food and art vendors; and live music. 21 and over. For tickets, visit TASTINGS SofoÊs Italian Market 5400 Monroe St. Wednesdays, 5 - 7 pm Sip and sample fabulous food by Chef Frankie. Prices vary depending on wines offered. Bottle Shop at MancyÊs Italian 5453 Monroe St. Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Weekly tasting event. Pours begin at $2. JosephÊs Beverage Center 4129 Talmadge Rd. Thursdays, 6 - 8 pm Enjoy a selection of wines for a nominal fee.

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Plan a fall road trip to Detroit’s Eastern Market


Fall is the perfect time for a road trip! If you love farmers markets as much as I do, a visit to Detroit’s behemoth Eastern Market is in order this season. Located at 2934 Russell St., in the heart Jennifer Ruple of The D, the market has been nourishing the Motor City for over 125 years. On Saturdays the bustling farmers market is the place to be. More than 200 vendors set up booths in the market’s five Sheds to sell fresh produce, meats, baked goods and locally made products. Freshly picked flowers are in abundance at this time of year, and with harvest season just around the corner, pumpkins and gourds will be making their entrance to the Sheds soon. Eastern Market is open year-round on Saturdays from 6 am to 4 pm. On Sundays through September, the market transforms from a traditional farmers market to an artisan market and features the work of local crafters, cooks, jewelers and musicians selling Detroit and Michigan-made products. Sunday hours are 10 am to 4 pm. Free parking (except for on Lions Tailgating Sundays) exists all around Eastern Market. Although it can be a little tricky to find a spot right away, especially at peak hours on Saturdays, they do open up quickly. For those who have questions or are new to the market, a welcome center is located on the premises at 1445 Adelaide St. between Sheds 2 and 3. Visitors may pick up a map of the market, recipes and use the restrooms. Welcome center hours are Saturdays 7 am to 4 pm (year-round) and Sundays 10 am to 4 pm (June – Sept.).

time strolling the neighborhood which boasts several restaurants, cafes, meat and seafood markets and a wine shop. No visit to Eastern Market is complete (in my opinion) without lunch or dinner at nearby Supino Pizzeria, 2457 Russell St. Once a tiny pizza joint with only a couple of community tables, the restaurant has been recently expanded and now features a spacious dining room and bar. There may be a bit of a wait for a table, so head there a little before reaching starving point, put your name and number on the list, then spend a little time exploring the area. The host or hostess will text you when your table is ready. Supino’s hand-tossed, thin crust pizzas are available in two sizes, 12” and 18”. While Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, favored the City Wing Thing Turkey Pizza, I recommend the El Greco with feta cheese, spinach, onion and kalamata olives.

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While in the vicinity, head to Sister Pie, a charming and eclectic bakery located at the corner of Kercheval and Parker streets in Detroit’s West Village neighborhood. With a mission “to celebrate the seasons through pie,” the bakery specializes in nontraditional flavor combinations such as Blueberry Plum Balsamic, Salted Maple, and Sweet Corn Peach Streusel. In addition to pies, the bakery serves cookies, breakfast items and lunch. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 2 pm. As the season shifts to cooler weather, carve out a little time to explore the food scene up north. Don’t forget your jacket and a cooler. Sister Pie

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New this year at the market is the Detroit Foodie Fair, which will be held Sunday, Sept. 22 in Shed 5. The fair will be filled with an array of delicious food, hand-crafted kitchen wares, unique food-related goods, and more to take home with you. Admission is free. When it’s time to deck the halls and prepare those holiday meals, visit the Eastern Market during its holiday market season, Tuesday, Nov. 26 and Sundays, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22. The Tuesday market focuses on food vendors and the Sunday markets feature Christmas trees, Michiganmade gift options, including clothing, art, jewelry and beauty products.

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Donna Farnsel of Farnsel Farms talks tomatoes with customer Phyllis Hammons.

Emily Bagnato and her mother Jane Berry help Crystal Theisen select a bouquet of flowers.

Bayleigh Schoettley and her son Finleigh stop by to talk with Tom Kosek about his goat milk products.

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Rachel Conger of Louis Keil & Sons Farms helps Michelle Robinson while her three sons Ethan, Aiden and Spencer look on.

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Potters Pat McGlaughlin, Jim Bolt and Linda Ligabel sell their pottery with help from Ann Tubbs on the porch of the Sylvania Heritage Center Museum.

Sandy Wills of Platteville, Wisc., shops for baby items at the Bowinkles sidewalk sale.

Phyllis Porea, Nathan Wingate, Macy McGrady and Jim Porea learn about tying flies from expert Wayne Samsen at Wildwood Anglers.

Carl Silberhorn and Jan LaPointe enjoy DORA cups from the Sodbuster Bar.

Linda and Jon Findlay admire a painting at Hudson Gallery.

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Clockwise L-R: Sylvania Rotary members Pinky Edens, Sylvania Rotary Club President Bill Sanford, George Cordray, Steve Swaggerty, with son Grady, Stephanie White, Larry Bloom and Dennis Olejownik enjoy breakfast at Executive Diner on Main Street in Sylvania on Sept. 7 before heading out to collect trash at Harroun Park and the River Trail. The group enjoys keeping Sylvania beautiful. For suggestions on public areas within Sylvania that need litter pick-up, email —by Mary Helen Darah

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Residents move into King’s Pointe Senior Apartments

Property manager Emily Dunlap welcomes new residents home.

Residents began moving into the newly constructed King’s Pointe Senior Apartments, 4120 King Rd., on June 1. According to property manager, Emily Dunlap. “It has been a delight to welcome our residents into their beautiful new homes and hear them talk about how happy they are and how much they enjoy living here.” Her words were echoed by Marge, one of the first people to move in. “I love it here,” she said. “The people are so nice and helpful. There is good help if I need anything done.” The 122-home facility includes three styles of apartments; a two-bedroom, one bath 825square-foot home; a two-bedroom, one and a half-bath, 940-square-foot home or a onebedroom, one bathroom, 625-square foot home. Each of the styles includes a designer kitchen with breakfast bar and new electric appliances, including refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and built-in microwave oven. Stackable washers and dryers are located in each spacious bathroom along with a walk-in shower and an emergency pull cord, which is also available in a bedroom of each apartment. First floor residents also have patios and second and third floor residents enjoy balconies. In addition, there is a first floor community room with a kitchen, a community lounge sitting area with a fireplace and an indoor central mailbox area. A full service beauty salon/barber shop is on the second floor along with the family and game room. A coffee bar featuring specialty coffees and more along with a wrap-around bar and a fireplace is on the third floor. Trash areas are easily accessible for residents on all three floors.

Rents include all of the above amenities as well as all utilities and a basic cable package. There is an extra charge for internet, garage and the indoor climate-controlled or outside storage units. Small dogs under 25 pounds and cats are permitted for first floor residents for an additional fee. “What is the most exciting feature of this facility is that everything is brand new,” Dunlap stated. “And, our residents quickly feel a sense of community. We do a lot of activities together and have lots of fun. Two resident activity directors, Wilma Oliver and Mary Egan, are on staff to plan all of the fun activities and events, such as every other week social hours, bingo, card night and more. And the two are available every Monday morning from 9 to 10 am to meet with residents to hear any suggestions they might have for additional activities.” According to Dunlap, “The facility is also ideally located across the street from Kingston Residence of Sylvania and our residents have easy access to the rehabilitation services available there. We are also very close to the Sylvania Senior Center, which offers some really amazing programs for people age 55 and older.” Open houses are held the first and third Saturday of each month from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and the second and fourth Wednesday from 1 to 3 pm. “But, I am most happy to give tours when I’m available any day of the week,” Dunlap offered. “I am always excited to tell people about all the wonderful features of our community.” King’s Pointe Senior Apartments is a part of the Clover Management Group headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y.

The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund, Inc., a need-based scholarship program for kindergarten through eighth grade in northwest Ohio, welcomed three new individuals to its board. The new members are Jan Tidd, Catherine Carroll and Dana Palmer. All three of these members will serve threeyear terms. Jan Tidd is the owner of Arrow Print and Copy in Sylvania. She has been a longtime volunteer for NOSF, assisting with its annual Raise the Cap fundraiser. Tidd is also a board member of the Sylvania Sunrise Lions Club and vice president of the Toledo Chapter of Philanthropic Education Organization. Catherine Carroll is a licensed professional clinical counselor in Toledo. She is the vice president of the Zepf Center Board of Trustees and has served on the boards of the United Way Women’s Initiative and Compass Addictions Services. Dana Palmer is a relationship manager for KeyBank. She is a JA Business Challenge

volunteer with Junior Achievement of NW Ohio and Bowling Green Community Gardens. Rita Martin, NOSF’s Governance chair, said of the new additions to the board, “It is always a pleasure to welcome new members to the NOSF Board, who bring with them a fresh perspective and a different personal approach. I look forward to working with all three of these women as we plan for the future for NOSF.” NOSF is celebrating its 20th year of awarding scholarships in Northwest Ohio. NOSF is one of 27 partners across the country, along with the Children’s Scholarship Fund, that awards need-based scholarships so that parents have a choice for their child’s education. Since 1999, the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund has awarded a total of $13.7 million in scholarships to 16,000 students; part of that includes $4.2 million in matching funds. All funds raised locally by NOSF are matched by the Children’s Scholarship Fund and are used for scholarships for students grades K-8 in northwest Ohio. Interested families can find more information about the program and apply online on the NOSF website at For more information contact Ann Riddle, executive director of the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund at 419-720-7048.

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New owners carry on traditions at Peace, Love and Pottery Sandy Bourland and her daughter Sarah Best recently acquired Peace Love and Pottery, located at 6750 Sylvania Ave. in the Timberstone Commons retail center. The mother-daughter team plan to continue the tradition started by the studio founder and artist, Julianne Reinhart, who also worked with her mother, Carol Sanford. “Julianne is a good friend and my next door neighbor,” Bourland reported. “Sarah and I love what Julianne created here and we are so excited to be carrying on her dream for the studio. While she loved starting the studio, she is ready to concentrate on her own art projects. She said that she was very happy for us and that there was no one she would rather have buy the business than us.” Borland added, “Julianne will be available to help with classes here, as well.” The new owners have added several innovative touches including the paint bar where clients can easily and efficiently get their palettes filled with the paints of their choosing. The studio hours have also been extended and it is now open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm; Friday from 1 to 9 pm; Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday from Noon to 5 pm. Walk-in clients are encouraged and an extensive selection of bisqueware is available. “We have houseware, giftware, seasonal items and so much more,” Best stated. “And, if there is something someone wants that we don’t have we can order it and have it here in a day or two.” Adults and children can select one of the many pieces of pottery and create a design of their own. There are even idea books to help get projects started. Silkscreens, stamps, sponges, a die-cutting machine and many other tools are available to use for the design process. Participants can also choose from a large selection of paints available. Once the

design is completed, a final glaze is added before it is fired in the studio kiln. The finished piece, which is nontoxic, food- and dishwasher-safe, will be ready for pick-up in one week. In addition to the array of pre-fired bisque ware that is available for participants to finish, Bourland and Best plan to add a series of classes, including wet clay classes on the wheel and slab along with bottle slumping. “We want to also hold art camps here next summer,” Bourland suggested. With seating for 44, along with a separate party room seating up to 12, the studio is available for birthday parties, baby or wedding showers, girls’ nights out, scout groups, corporate parties and more. “We plan to start a coffee pot-tery mug club as well,” Best said. “Oh, we have so many ideas and we can’t wait to start implementing them,” her mother added. “This is so much fun!” It was earlier in the summer that Best saw a Facebook post that the studio was for sale. “I called my mom and said ‘We should do this!’ She was riding on a motorcycle and said I had to talk to my dad,” Best remembered. “His comment was ‘If it doesn’t make money, it doesn’t make sense!’ But when we all looked into this business, we agreed that it was a great fit for us.” Best remembered that her mother’s retirement plans after 35 years of teaching were to throw pots and live on the water. “I know that she was interested in pottery and I really didn’t want her to move away,” Best chuckled. “I do have to do something artistic evey day and I do love to teach,” Bourland reflected. “And I have a pool in my backyard so I really do have my retirement dream.”

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Sears reminisces on public service at SACIC board meeting BY JERRY ARKEBAUER

Speaker Barbara Sears, center, is welcomed by Sylvania Township Trustee Neal Mahoney, Sylvania City Council President Mary Westphal, Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough and City Council member Katie Cappellini.

Barbara Sears, former city and state legislator and state administrator, reminisced on her more than 20 years of public service in an address at the Sept. 11 Sylvania Area Community Improvement Corp Board of Directors meeting. Sears was elected to Sylvania City Council in 1997 and served there for 10 years, including as president of Council. “There I learned how to listen to people. Not how they tell you something, but what they say. I also learned about problem solving at the local level,” she said. After being appointed a State Representative for the 47th Ohio House District, she again learned valuable political lessons, particularly how to work with Speakers of the House. “I served under four different Speakers,” she stated. At the urging of former Gov. John Kasich, she agreed to become the number two person at the Ohio Office of Health Transformation and when a vacancy occurred she accepted the Governor’s appointment as director of the Ohio Department of Medicaid. “Expansion of Medicaid was the right thing to do given what we have in Ohio,” she explained. During her two years in that position, she met with Medicaid directors from other states and found that all states administer Medicaid differently, “and that’s the way it’s designed to be.” Today she is a partner with the national consulting firm, Strategic Health Care, which works with networks of post-acute care providers such as nursing homes and assisted living centers to improve the quality of care

leading to an improved quality of life. Now based in Columbus, Sears believes that the Ohio Legislature is expected to consider a wide range of legislative topics, including the opioid problem, school funding, guns and background checks, workforce development and the Governor’s Capital Budget. She expects the 2020 Capital Budget to be significant since the state ended the past fiscal year with an excess of about $1 billion The SACIC is a nonprofit representing a collaboration of business and government working to enhance balanced economic growth and the quality of life in the greater Sylvania area. Membership information is on its website at or call Michelle Sprott at 419-842-8108. Jerry Arkebauer is president of SCIC

The Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District is partnering with the Rain Garden Initiative and Partners for Clean Streams to offer a Make and Take Rain Barrel Workshop this fall. Rain barrels are an easy and efficient way to manage storm water, while also saving money and resources The Workshop will be held on Oct. 1 from 4 to 6 pm at the Ottawa Hills Elementary School in the new gym, 3602 Indian Rd. During the workshop, attendees will learn the purpose of rain barrels and be led through a step-by-step process to make their own. When registering, select a half hour

time-slot to build the rain barrel. The cost is $35 per barrel, and this includes all the materials and tools necessary. Pre-registration is required. All participants will need is a vehicle large enough to transport the rain barrel home; the barrel measures at approximately 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide. To register, visit the Lucas SWCD website or register by visiting or calling the Lucas SWCD office, and either dropping off or mailing the payment. Questions? Call the Lucas SWCD office at 419-893-1966.

Bite for the Fight is a 1-mile walk around ProMedica Flower Hospital’s campus, 5200 Harroun Road, in Sylvania. Along the route will be local restaurants with food samples to enjoy. All proceeds benefit patient programs at the Hickman Cancer Center on the

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Ten Year Anniversary Commemorated

L-R: Christian Home Care owner Sue Wendt and her leadership team, Lori Lloyd, Melissa Swartz, Cindy Kuhman and Nancy Ruff, display the commendation they received from State Rep. Derek Merrin and the Ohio House of Representatives for Christian Home Care’s 10th anniversary. The award also acknowledges that the company has been named A Top Workplace for six consecutive years.

Sadie Jane Kleeman was born on Aug. 29 and weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces. She is the daughter of Jen and Bryan Kleeman. Her delighted maternal grandparents are Jane and Steve Colony, of Great Lakes Knife Sharpening, a regular participant of the Sylvania Farmers Market since its inception. According to Colony, his new granddaughter was named after his paternal grandmother and her maternal grandmother.


Dogs of all sizes have a great time at the seventh annual Pooch Plunge

Judy Meyer, Lisa Musch, Dave Spiess, and dogs Fox-E-Bear and Sir Rowdy celebrate another successful Pooch Plunge.

Brennan Stanford, Mackenzie Egbert and dog Kona are ready to take the plunge at the event held on Sept. 8.

Obi One, owned by Andrea Nothacker of Glass City Dog Park, can’t wait to take a dip.

Teresa Lewis, Aspen the dog and Katie Lewis enjoy the annual event.

Caitlin Keener snuggles dog Addison after her dip in Plummer Pool at the Pooch Plunge.

Kim Paceloa and dog Riley enjoy the annual event before the close of Plummer Pool for the season.

Erica Kwapich with Ellie the dog take a break from the fun to visit with other guests.

Linda Knapp persuades her dog Lucy to hop in the pool.

Kaitlin and James Szczublewski and their dog Alaska look forward to the swim.

Cory Brown’s dog Remi is eager to go for a swim on Sunday, Sept. 8.

Jim Schwarzkopf and his dog Carmen visit with Bobby Schwarzkopf and his dog Indy in Plummer Pool.

Joyce Donaldson talks with Pooch Plunge organizer Dave Spiess while her husband, Jim, holds their dog Lucy.


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Sylvania teacher goes ‘Over the Edge’

Northview High School teacher Helena Darah is jubilant after going over the edge in honor of Anne Voll-Reitzel and in memory of her grandmother Gladys Darah.

Helena Darah, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor, prepares to go over the edge to support the Victory Center at the Toledo Edison Building on Sept. 5.

Andi Petrie and Lisa Rectenwald assist over 65 brave rappellers during the Over the Edge for Victory event presented by ProMedica.

Volunteers Joan Tobias and Lonna Mikesell encourage participants before they descend 16 stories down the Toledo Edison Building.

Keeping your business running at top speed is essential. L-R: Olivia Slates, Gabrielle Gunther, and Julia Weiser serve as the supportive ground crew at the event to benefit cancer patients and their families through free programs and services offered at The Victory Center.

Barbara Phibbs supports husband Dr. Garth Phibbs, a participant in Over the Edge for Victory in memory of their daughter Lindsey. Over $165,000 dollars was raised to for The Victory Center.

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L-R: Manager Metro Security Services at ProMedica Jim Collins, Executive Director Dottie Segur of Sylvania Area Family Services, and Andrew Sprenger, Security Educator at ProMedica, attend the De-escalation Safety Class Aug. 28, at Sylvania Area Family Services.

Debbie Keller attends the free class for nonprofits to help recognize escalations and learn strategies to deal with situations in the work environment. The class was sponsored by ProMedica. –by Mary Helen Darah

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Pancake Feast at Wildwood

Volunteers Gary Grime and Dick Reder serve pancakes and smiles at the Wildwood Metroparks Pancake Breakfast.

Otha Duerson and Mary Moore visit at the breakfast that will support the Metroparks programs and services.

Weekend runners Scott Conrad and Keri Samiec take a break to refuel on carbs prepared by Metroparks volunteers.

Marty and Sharon Modrowski are ready for breakfast and visiting with friends at the event held Sept. 7. –by Mary Helen Darah

John Lee, Skyler Tripton and John Lee admire the vintage truck that appeared in the movie ‘Jeepers Creepers.’

Aero Kassem and his sons Tawfik and Haytham look over the 1929 Model A Ford.

Eddie and Jessica Lockhart and their children Carly and Carson along with Chris Lockhart and Tom Fredrick have fun at the car show.

Chad Robinson and his sons Ethan and Aiden are happy to be at the final Mayberry Car Show on Sept. 2.

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Paw Patrol: Puppies to undergo assistance dog training Ability Center Board Member Dr. Jacob Elliott and his wife, Sandra, play with puppies during the Pizza and Puppies open house on Sept. 4 at The Ability Center. Sixteen puppies are enrolled in the organization’s Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence program.

The incoming class of puppies will undergo two years of specialized training before becoming assistance dogs to support people with disabilities.

Miles and Melissa Dallas visit with a Laborador Retriever puppy at The Ability Center on Monroe Street in Sylvania.

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Sylvan Readers Visited by Nature’s Nursery

Nature’s Nursery Education Coordinator Jamie Forbush introduces Einstein, a rescued Eastern screech owl, to the 68 Sylvan students who met summer reading goals for ‘Fill Tails with Tales’ during the Nature’s Nursery program held Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Adobe, a rescued desert tortoise with a shell that has been damaged by poor diet, is introduced by Jamie Forbush.

Jamie Forbush lets students meet Lulu, an Eastern red bat who was rescued but will not be able to return to the wild.

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Remembering 9/11

SV Honored Student

Jillian Pruss is no stranger to programming. In addition to being in her second year of Honors Programming, she has also taken an Intro to Programming, 2D Game Design, AP Computer Science A, and AP Computer Science Principles. Her programming experience has gone beyond the classroom by competing at BPA and placing second in the region in Computer Programming Concepts her junior year. She has also been involved in SV Student Government, played volleyball, and competed in Mock Trial at the national level. Inside the classroom she has a long record of championships, Kahoot wins, and Whiteboard Problem victories. After graduation, Jillian plans to continue her education in computer science.

Retired Sylvania Township Deputy Fire Chief Tom Eisel tells his story of the attacks on 9/11 and the aftermath to the students of Notre Dame Academy Sept, 9. Chief Eisel also tells about his trip to Ground Zero in New York City and his attendance at the funerals of his fallen FDNY brothers and sisters. The Social Studies Department at NDA is presenting a series of speakers throughout the school year to help students create meaningful connections with historical content. ‘This allows students to ask questions directly of an eyewitness to history, helps to break down cultural, generational and societal barriers and through storytelling helps the students connect to past historical events,’ said series organizer and social studies teacher Natalie Morgan.

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Ian Weil is the Northview High School Musician of the Week. Ian has been an outstanding member of the NV Music Department; band, orchestra and choir. As this year’s student band president, Ian has been a great resource to the directors and leadership for students in the band. Ian has been a member of the Marching Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Pep Bands, Jazz Bands, Symphony Orchestra, Pit Orchestra, A Cappella Choir, Harmony Roadshow, Academy Orchestra, North Covers and has participated in numerous regional honors ensembles and OMEA honors and festival events. Ian is also involved in the theatre department. He is the son of Marty and Melanie Weil.

The Honored Cougar Musician is senior Jay’Ceana Benton who is a member of the violin section of the Southview Concert Strings. She has played violin since the sixth grade and has proven herself to be a consistent leader and mentor within the orchestra. Always a hard worker, she strives to make the most of rehearsal. She has also volunteered to help with fundraisers and other events throughout her time at Southview. Director Megan Fitzpatrick adds that ‘I can always count on Jay’Ceana to lead by example. I trust her to do the right thing even when no one is looking.’ Outside of orchestra, she works at Panera. She gives this advice to young musicians: Practice!

Selected for regional/state orchestras

Members of the SV Cougar Strings were selected for the 2019 OMEA NW Regional Orchestra: Abby Kim and Andrew Zheng, violin; Benny Hsiao, Steven Liu, and Jerry Ning, viola; Charlie Abowd, Knick Laux and Nat Potter, cello; and Jack Urich, bass. This is the highest level of participation ever from Southview. Charlie Abowd, Abby Kim, Steven Liu and Andrew Zheng were selected to represent northwest Ohio at the 2020 OMEA Convention in Cincinnati as members of the All-State Orchestra.

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Sylvania Pickleball Club hosts second annual tournament

The Sylvania Pickleball Club celebrates a successful tournament played at Veterans Memorial Field on Sept. 7. The second annual tournament was played in a Round-robin format. Many members contributed canned food and hygiene items.

Lou Villaflor and Paul Ruiz both go for the ball during an intense match at the Sylvania Pickleball Club.

Sylvania Pickleball Club members, Dave Pickett and LeAnne Lutz, are grateful for their club’s donations of food and hygiene items benefiting Sylvania Area Family Services.

Cheryl Kyser welcomes the crowd to the Sylvania Pickleball Club tournament held on Sept. 7 at Veterans Memorial Field.

Janet Amid’s next Celebrate The Senses Psychic Event is Sept. 2 9 , 9:30 am to 4:30 pm with doors opening at 8:30 am at The Pinnacle, 1772 Indianwood Circle, Maumee. Exit Dussel/Salisbury Road off U.S. 23 (I-475) to Arrowhead Road to Indianwood Circle. Next to Brondes Ford.

L-R: Lou Villaflor, Jeff Kale and Paul Ruiz take a break from the action during the tournament.

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The Cougar Athlete of the Week is Junior Cam Young. He played both sides of the ball in the varsity football game at Rogers. Cam played particularly well on the defensive side of the ball, recording a team high 12 tackles, including three tackles for loss. Head Coach Jeremy Rowe commented, ‘Cam is a throwback football player. His play on the field is an embodiment of toughness, passion, discipline, and tenacity. He practices hard, and it carries over into game day. He is the type of player that ignites the team when he makes a play. He excels not only on the field, but is a leader in the classroom as well. Cam Young is a model for the future of Southview football - smart, tough, and physical.’

Project Unify unites students

Participants in the Sylvania Schools Project Unify soccer match celebrate following their first event of the season on Sept. 7, at Northview High School. The organization creates inclusive sporting activities for students.


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Marathoners Henry Rueben of Green Bay, Wisc., and Larry Macon of Santa Fe, N.M., participate in the 24-hour challenge.

Wendy Campbell, Dawn Dupler and Steve Overholser are part of the RIOT team, Running is our Therapy, which finished in eighth place.

Jody Mendez and her children Shepard, Emma and Caleb of Louisville, Ky., brought gear for her husband and their father who was competing in the run.

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Special Olympics Ohio announced a new addition to its state competition schedule. Beginning in 2020, a State Winter Games competition will be held on the campus of Bowling Green State University. Special Olympic Ohio’s 2020 State Winter Games will involve six different sports and two different competition events. The indoor sports (Basketball, Competitive Cheerleading, and Swimming) will be hosted at Bowling Green State University on Feb. 21-23, 2020. Outdoor Winter Games events (Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, and exhibition Snowshoeing) will be at Brandywine Ski Resort in Sagamore Hills, Feb. 11-12, 2020. “Special Olympics Ohio is committed to providing the highest quality sports training and competition opportunities for our

athletes,” said Special Olympics Ohio President and CEO, Jessica Stewart. “Based on what our athletes tell us, new sports like Competitive Cheer have been included in our offerings and we are thrilled to partner with Bowling Green State University to provide our athletes with exceptional competition venues.” “Bowling Green and Bowling Green State University are so proud to be selected to host Special Olympics Ohio’s 2020 Winter Games,” said Wendy Chambers, Executive Director of the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Preparations are being made to host this exciting and wonderful event in BG!” An estimated 1,500 athletes from all parts of Ohio are expected to compete in traditional and Unified state championship events at the Bowling Green Games.

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an image search. This prevents you from seeing results that aren't related to what you're looking for. Google is fluent in multiple languages, and its abilities improve every day. You can quickly convert text from one language to another – and with astonishing accuracy – by adding one word to your search: type Translate [phrase] into [language of choice]. This is extremely handy in case you come across an unfamiliar bit of language on social media, or want to send a greeting to a friend in a foreign language.

Protect your privacy on Nextdoor

Nextdoor is a terrific site for keeping up with neighborhood news, including changes to services and an uptick in street crimes. It's an easy way for neighbors to contact each other, make announcements, or just share useful information. But Nextdoor isn’t very well monitored, and when arguments ensue, as often happens between neighbors, things can get heated quickly. Because you literally live near the people you’re communicating with, a bad disagreement can get personal and many users report bullying tactics. You may avoid Nextdoor for this very reason, but the best tactic is to make sure your street address is not listed. That will prevent people from quickly identifying where you are on the block and venting in person. You might alert those neighbors to prowlers you spotted in the neighborhood. Your neighbors might recommend a good plumber or mechanic. They could also tell you about yard sales or appliances they're giving away. Or you can alert them to a stray dog you found. It sounds great and in many ways, Nextdoor is a social media site you should check out. However, Nextdoor has a dark side. Actually, it has a few dark sides that you must know about. Though it may have a local focus, Nextdoor is still a social network and it can be prone to some of the same problems found with its big brethren, Twitter and Facebook. Occasionally, discussions may not be very neighborly. Tempers can run high about controversial issues and disagreements or rude comments can crop up in the forums. When this happens, it’s a good time to exercise restraint and step away from the conversation if it bothers you.

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Toledo Buffalo Soldiers honored at conference

Pictured are TBSMC members Larry "Badger" Taylor, Ken "Nuf Ced" Reeves, Melanie "Ms Mel" Clark, Paula "Legal Eagle" Hicks-Hudson, Fred "the Febvre" LeFebvre and Chapter President Earl "Tabono" Mack. The Toledo Buffalo Soldiers received the William L. Mallory Award Sept. 11, at the 30th annual state Urban Minority Alcoholism And Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP) conference held in Toledo. The award is in recognition of the work done in the community by the Toledo Buffalo Soldier chapter of The National Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club. William L. Mallory was a former Ohio State Representative who wrote the legislation and then founded the UMADAOP programs in

the state of Ohio in 1980 as UMAOP. In 1989 the organization saw the need for more than alcohol abuse treatment and became the Urban Minority Alcoholism And Drug Abuse Outreach Program of Lucas County. UMADAOP serves residents of Lucas County with prevention, treatment, and reentry services. Earl Mack, president of Toledo Buffalo Soldiers MC, worked with Rep. Mallory and considers “this most prestigious award and honor and source of pride” for Toledo Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club.

State Senator Theresa Gavarone (RBowling Green) introduced Senate Bill 191, legislation that would modernize and streamline the process for voters to obtain an absentee ballot. Senate Bill 191 will bring Ohio in line with numerous states who have already improved the absentee ballot request procedure. The legislation will establish a new online system for voters to submit their absentee ballot request. The system prioritizes security by requiring the requestor to verify the last four digits of their social security number, driver’s license or state ID number and birth date. Upon receipt of the request, the signature of the voter will be compared to that

on file with the statewide voter registration database. “I want to ensure the process to vote is both secure and convenient for Ohio voters,” Gavarone said. “This legislation will move our state forward by allowing for the utilization of current technology and making the process to acquire a ballot more efficient so that elections are even more accessible to Ohioans.” Senate Bill 191 will be referred to a committee for further consideration. Senator Theresa Gavarone represents the 2nd District in the Ohio Senate, which encompasses all or parts of Erie, Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa and Wood counties. Learn more at

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Regional Water Update

On Sept. 3, Toledo City Council unanimously approved a standard water sales contract. The contract incorporates the Regional Water Commission Craig Stough approved by Toledo voters last year. If accepted by the eight suburban communities and water systems currently purchasing water from Toledo, the contract and the Commission will be a step forward toward greater water safety, fairness, regional economic development and regional cooperation. The city of Sylvania and the other seven purchasing water systems have 45 days, or until Oct. 18, to accept this contract to purchase Toledo water and be represented on the new Water Commission. Sylvania City Council has scheduled a tour of the Toledo Water Plant on Sept. 19 to review plant improvements and current plant operation. They will weigh the issue of a 40 year contract and the requirement to help pay Toledo's water plant debt with no ownership of the plant at the end of the contract. The safety of a single water source and single water plant for Sylvania and 500,000 people in the Toledo area will also be a consideration. Sylvania has studied four other water supply options in preparation for this decision: Build our own water intake and treatment plant on property and right-of-way acquired in southeast Michigan almost 20 years ago, connect to the Great Lakes Water Authority (Detroit), connect to the city of Monroe, Mich.


TOWNSHIP TOPICS Services extended

Sylvania Township trustees have approved a one-year extension of a contract with Harbor Behavioral Healthcare to provide services under the township’s Employee Assistance Program. Harbor’s corporate structure has changed and the extension of the original oneyear contract is with Lighthouse Telecom. The primary function of the agency is to discuss whatever issue is being confronted by the employee and, when called for, suggest referrals to community resources. It is also possible for the township administration to direct an employee to the agency if it is deemed advisable. Janet Ontko, township assistant administrator and director of human resources, said that in most cases individuals seek contact under the program and the township is never aware of what transpires. She said the administration will be notified as to the number of contacts they might have with employees, but they will not be given any idea of the identity of any employee using the program. “Everything involving any employee is kept completely confidential by the agency,” she said. The service is free to employees for up to five appointments per year. Ontko noted that the issues dealt with can involve marital problems, compulsive behavior, alcohol or other drugs, work-related issues or just about anything that constitutes a problem for an employee. She said their assistance has been good, according to the result of a survey she sent employees. From her perspective, Ontko noted that their response to employees notably

or help develop the Michindoh Aquifer. All four options proved to be more expensive than the current Toledo contract offer, the first three quite a bit more and the Aquifer a little more All four options offer greater redundancy and safety, however, because they would be a second water source for Sylvania. Further, the Detroit system gets some water from Lake Huron, a second great lake, and the Michindoh Aquifer is also separate from Lake Erie. Maumee and Perrysburg have studied purchasing water from Bowling Green. Waterville left the Toledo system several years ago to purchase water from Bowling Green. Planning and negotiation for a regional water agreement has been going on since I became mayor in 1996, when Sylvania refused to sign a contract with Toledo requiring us to pay Toledo one third of our income tax just for the privilege of buying Toledo water. In 1998, Lucas County proposed purchasing the Toledo water plant for regional use, but the plan was scuttled when Toledo demanded $1 Billion for the plant. In 2008, Sylvania successfully negotiated a 20 year contract which reduced our 120 percent surcharge (which was being increased 10 percent annually) to 70 percent in exchange for sharing some income taxes with Toledo. Because the tax sharing formula was indexed to growth and inflation, taxes were shared for only a few years, but might again be required until the contract expires in 2028. In 2014, the water crisis occurred, shutting off water to 500,000 residents, and water safety and dependability became a major issue. The water plant was politically managed and in poor and deteriorating condition. The entire region demanded improvement and the Ohio EPA required water safety improvements costing $500 Million, which are still under construction. Sylvania’s portion of those

improvements is 3 percent or $15 Million based on our water flow. In 2016, the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Government (TMACOG) studied and proposed a regional water authority. In 2018, with the help of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Toledo Area Water Authority (TAWA) was negotiated in detail and approved by everyone, except Toledo City Council. They demanded to retain ownership of the plant despite the obvious financial benefits to Toledo of receiving an estimated $137 Million for the plant, and the region being responsible for the $500 Million of improvements and the ongoing operation of the plant. In an effort to continue negotiations, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz proposed a Regional Water Commission with rate setting authority and oversight of the Toledo plant. The Commission would include a professional utilities director from each participating community. Last fall, Toledo voters approved the idea and changed the Toledo City Charter. The timing for water contract negotiations was critical because most suburban water contracts expire between 2024 and 2028, and time is needed to develop alternate water sources. All nine parties, including Toledo, met regularly in hard but constructive negotiations on technical and legal issues for over a year. A formula was developed to calculate what the actual cost of producing water should include and could not include. Tax sharing agreements, however, would continue until their expiration dates. One of the last provisions, added at my request, was that the cost of wholesale water, which Sylvania and six other communities will pay, must always be less than the cost of retail water, which Toledo and Lucas County residents will pay. This requirement became

necessary when Toledo bond counsel required Toledo City Council have veto authority over the rates set by the Commission in order to insure sufficient funds always be available to repay the $500 Million plant improvement bonds. Retail water cost in the suburban communities will likely always be higher than for Toledo customers because of the need to add our own distribution system operating costs. In June of this year, Mayor Kapszukiewicz asked me to convene a meeting of the eight mayors and water system leaders to review the proposed contract, but I declined because several issues remained unresolved. He called again two months later and we agreed the proposed agreement was finally ready to formally propose. A meeting was scheduled at TMACOG on Aug. 16 and all nine parties were in attendance. Each community had a chance to speak, and all agreed the proposed contract was something they could present to their city councils or boards for review and possible acceptance. Further, it was agreed Toledo City Council's approval should occur first before the eight customers would consider acceptance. That’s where we are today, with the eight suburban communities and water systems considering the proposed contract. Sylvania City Council is studying the proposed contract and four other water supply options. The pricing and operation of the plant will be overseen by a professional Regional Water Commission. Redundancy is also part of the agreement with a second water intake and elevated water tanks in Toledo required by the Ohio EPA, and with continuing study of a possible second water plant. The offered contract is a great step forward toward water safety, fairness, regional economic development and regional cooperation from where we were in 1996.

improved after she told them of some early complaints about long lead times for appointments. She also noted that, having firefighters and police primarily in mind, she had asked if a program could be devised for post-traumatic stress disorder. A program was quickly put together and that program has also been offered to the Toledo Fire/Rescue Department. She added that Lighthouse has agreed to providing additional training hours both to employees and supervisors under terms of the contract extension.


Streams to be cleaned

Park System, said that the volunteers will check in at 8 a.m. and then be assigned to different locations such as the ditch along Bancroft Street west of McCord Road, the waterways in Camp Miakonda, and in Wildwood Preserve Metropark and along the University/Parks Trail. A running total shows that the initiative has resulted in the collection of more than 300,000 lbs. of trash collected from streams and ditches since the “clean your streams” program began. Volunteers will be treated to an appreciation picnic for their effort.

Purchase authorized

The Sylvania Township trustees have approved the purchase of self-contained breathing apparatus for use by the fire department from Finley Fire Equipment, of Huntsville, Ohio. Chief Mike Ramm said the purchase was funded primarily through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. A total of 37 complete SCBA units were purchased for slightly less than $250,000. Chief Ramm said he added about $100,000 to that amount for a match required of grant recipients and to make some additional purchases in order to take advantage of discounts offered due to the large order. Some of those items were things such as additional masks, face pieces, storage packages and kits which can be used to adapt masks for firefighters who wear glasses. The chief added that the department's budget absorbed the local money spent because it came from a fund which is maintained for the purpose of being used for matching money for unexpected grants or to take advantage of unexpected discounts for necessary equipment. “One way to put it,” he said, “is we spent about $100,000 for about $350,000 worth of

Streams in Sylvania Township among other places in the area will get cleared of debris as a result of the 23rd Clean Your Streams program scheduled for Sept. 21. If you see folks wandering along creeks and ditches in area they will be among the approximately 1,000 volunteers clearing trash from about 30 miles of waterways that day. The annual project is organized by Partners for Clean Streams and will begin in this area from the kickoff location at Olander Park. Erika Buri, executive director of The Olander

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This house was built in 1916, and is an excellent example of the Arts & Crafts style home of that time. The owner probably purchased it from a catalog and it was delivered to Sylvania on the Toledo & Western Railway, in pieces that were numbered, assembled and nailed together. The owners of this home from the time it was built are as follows: 1916 – Charles and Cora Souder 1943 – Charles L. Souder 1943 – Wilma D. Souder 1969 – Lawrence and Jana Hogg 1976 – Jana Hogg 2005 – Deborah Newman 2011 – Deborah Newman, Trustee The 1920 census was the first that was available after the house was constructed. At that census Charles and Cora Souder were listed living here. Charles was 52 years old and his occupation was listed as a house carpenter. His wife Cora was 48 years old, and living at home was their daughter Wilma Souder who was 25 years old, single, and working as a bookkeeper at a bank. Charles and Cora Souder were married in 1893 in Riga, Lenawee County, Michigan and lived in Whiteford, Monroe County, Michigan, farming 80 acres, until retiring in 1916 and moving to Sylvania. A classified advertisement in the Sylvania Sentinel dated April 14, 1927 offered for sale by Charles Souder of 6623 Erie St., an 80 acre farm located one mile north and one mile west of Sylvania. In the 1930 and 1940 census

Charles and Cora were still living here on Erie Street with their daughter Wilma Souder, who was single and working at a bank. In the 1930 census Charles was listed as 65 years old, Cora was 60 years old, and daughter Wilma was 34 years old. Charles was employed as a laborer at a cemetery. In the 1940 census Charles was listed as 74 years old and Cora was 70 years old. Charles was not employed at this time. Wilma was 45 years old and single. Cora Caswell-Souder died in 1942 at the age of 72 years while still living here and Charles Souder died in 1950 while living here, but in 1943 he had transferred the house to his only child, Wilma Souder. Charles Souder’s obituary notice said that he was a lifelong area resident and a retired farmer. Wilma Souder was his only surviving family member listed. Wilma continued to own the home until 1969. According to her obituary notice when she passed away in 1983, she had lived on South Main Street in Sylvania, but had lived her last seven years in the Sunset House, and had worked 31 years for the First National Bank, retiring in 1961. There were no immediate survivors. The Hoggs purchased the home in 1969 and in April of 1971 a building permit was issued for a 16-foot by 20-foot addition to the rear of the home. Then in November of 1971 a building permit was issued to replace the garage with a 1-½ car garage. In 1997 the Sylvania Senior Center held a historic home tour in Sylvania and this house was one of the homes on the tour. By that time Jana Hogg had been remarried to Bob

6623 Erie Street

Bishop and they offered to open their home to the public for this home tour. The literature at that time said that the house featured many of the traits of an Arts & Crafts style home, including multiplemullioned windows and doors, all of which were original. It also said that the roof dormer had grown to the size of a small

room, and the broad porch was similar to bungalow style houses of that time. Describing the inside of the house it was reported that the interior woodwork featured extensive use of natural oak and pine throughout. The built-in cupboards and pantries were mostly of hard pine and were unique elements of the house.





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Sylvania Area Crime Reports B&E

Stop and Go, 6400 block W. Central, ATM stolen


Radi Sadeh, 3100 block Piero, intruder entered home while residents were asleep

Criminal Damaging

James Sibert, 6400 block Longfellow, vehicle window smashed Alajandria Hensley, 6000 block Glenmore, suspect sprayed water through open windows

Domestic Violence

Anthony Cervantes, 5600 block Darnell, assaulted by wife Ashley Earis-Johnson, 6000 block Indian Trail, physical harm Abbas Abdo, 5600 block Barkwood, harm by knives threatened by husband

Felonious Assault

Quinton Boone, 5800 block Alexis, attempted physical harm with a deadly weapon


Alicia Tower, 5700 block Phillips, fraudulent check received

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Found Property

4800 block New England Ln., bicycle found


Geoffrey Fondren, 5700 block Little Farms Ct., harassment

Lost Property

Tara Best, 6200 block Monroe, wallet with credit cards, lottery tickets, gift cards (found and turned into police)


Marshalls, 5200 block Monroe, merchandise stolen Civil War Antiques, 7900 block Bancroft, antique handguns, photographs stolen Speedway, 6800 block Monroe, 12 pack Red Bull stolen April Temple-Mercer, 8000 block Apple Meadow, cash stolen from vehicle Rite Aid, 4200 block McCord, WiFi speaker stolen Michael Krasulla, 5500 block Alexis, iPhone stolen Steve Warner, 8000 block Apple Meadow, iPhone, change stolen from vehicle Dennis. Esckilson, 7200 block W. Central, wallet with credit, debit cards, cash, spare keys stolen Five Below, 5200 block Monroe, merchandise stolen Meijer, 7200 block W. Central, merchandise stolen Meijer, 7200 block W. Central, clothing, fur, men’s tennis shoes stolen Melissa Perry, 3700 block Barleyton, purse stolen with credit/debit cards stolen from vehicle The Barn Bar and Grill, 3200 block Centennial, cash stolen from night deposit Amanda Looman, 6800 block Convent, clothing, digital cameras, laptop stolen from vehicle Katharine Beautel, 4800 N. Holland Sylvania, backpack with text book, personal papers and items stolen from vehicle Karyn Meyer, 5800 block Monroe, cash stolen


From the Courts Attempted R.S.P.

Shawn Ritenour, 1030 Centennial $150 fine, 90 days, 76 days suspended

Criminal Damaging

Christopher Williams, 7143 Lewis Court, Toledo, $100 fine, 90 days, 83 days suspended

Criminal Trespassing

Corey Coley, 1038 Booth, Toledo, $100 fine, 30 days suspended

Disorderly Conduct

Latasha Flowers, 235 Graham, Toledo, $150 fine, 30 days, 27 days suspended Tracy Tatum, 2132 Clinton, Toledo, $50 fine, 30 days suspended DUS Ronald Appling, 640 Oak, Toledo, $100 fine, 3 days Matthew Sfaelos, 3120 Estuary Place, Maumee, $100 fine, 180 days suspended


Travis Vance, 839 Tralger, Toledo, $150 fine, 180 days, 150 days suspended

Hit Skip

Lamar Carswell, 1050 Fernwood, $150 fine


Daniel Cornell, 5404 Salisbury, Monclova, $100 fine, 180 days, 175 days suspended


Steven Garner, 20740 Sycamore, Weston, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Lindya Edwards, 4961 Merry Lane, Toledo, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Michael Goodall, 9621 Oak Place Court, Holland, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Tracy Gallagher, 7022 Quail Lakes, Holland, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Jacqueline Washington, 4133 Valleycrest Court, Toledo, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Jordon Scurralli, 5918 Cushman, Sylvania, $525 fine, 180 days, 170 days suspended Stephanie Kuhlman, 6508 Sylvania, Sylvania, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Michaela Dietrich, 5601 Richfield Center, Berkey, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Alexandria Armijo 2339 Dunham, Toledo, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Rachael Lochner, 148 Orchard, Hol-

land, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Aubrey Smith, 2414 Cherry Hill, Toledo, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Delonte Stewart, 145 Queensland, Perrysburg, $375 fine, 180 days, 170 days suspended Lornicha Edwards, 635 Nicholas, Toledo, $325 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Stephen Wall, 3410 Cheltenham, Toledo, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended

Passing Bad Checks

Shawn Ritenour, 1230 Centennial, Sylvania, $150 fine, 90 days, 75 days suspended Joe Munn 3109 Elm, Toledo, $150 fine, 180 days, 150 days suspended

Physical Control

Gavin Weiser, 4040 Commonwealth, Toledo, $175 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Nicholas Scalzo, 9524 Amanda, Sylvania, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended

Possession drug instruments

Jason Fahrer, 18736 North Haven River, New Boston, Mich., $150 fine, 180 days suspended Krista Hayward, 2117 Tanglewood, Toledo, $375 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended


William Barnett, 627 Greenwood, Toledo, $150 fine, 180 days, 177 days suspended Shawn Ritenour, 1230 Centennial, Sylvania, $450 fine, 360 days, 277 days suspended Kira Garner, 2695 Vicki Lynn, Lambertville, MIch., 180 days suspended Amati Simmons, 326 Macchen, Toledo, $100 fine, 90 days suspended Isaiah Brooks, 410 California, Toledo, $100 fine, 180 days suspended Matthew Sfaelos, 3120 Estuary Place, Maumee, $100 fine, 90 days suspended Marc Long, 6201 Garden, Maumee, $300 fine, 30 days Steven Comrie, 1212 Perry, Defiance, $300 fine, 99 days Michael Meadows, 16 City Park, Toledo, $300 fine, 270 days, 150 days suspended Sarah Friend, 5335 Oldham, Toledo, $100 fine, 90 days, 30 days suspended Janae Coleman, 3341 Northwood, Toledo, $150 fine, 90 days suspended Lucas Buck, 313 E. St. Clair, Swanton, $150 fine, 90 days suspended Information is provided to Sylvania AdVantage. Sylvania AdVantage is not responsible for the contents on this page.

Alfred Cave Dr. Alfred A. Cave, 84, of Toledo, entered eternal life Sept. 8, 2019, peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Al was born in Albuquerque, N.M. on Feb. 8, 1935, and was raised by his parents, Robert and Jane (Harscher) Cave; as well as his grandmother, Ruth Harscher, who he cherished. Al had a very distinguished career as a professor, gifted orator, historian, and author who was appointed to a Deanship at the age of 30. At the time, he was the youngest academic dean in the country, which was an accomplishment he was extremely proud of. Most importantly, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and mentor to many. He attended Linfield College graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. degree in 1957. He went on to earn an M.A. degree in 1959 and his Ph.D. in 1961, both from the University of Florida. During his career, he taught at the University of Florida, the City College of New York, the University of Utah (Dean of Arts and Sciences), and the University of Toledo (Dean of Arts and Sciences). Dr. Cave developed a rare combination of administration, teaching and publishing. He was a historian whose writing focused on ethnic conflict and accommodation in Colonial America. Al was a specialist in Native American history and the Age of Jackson. He is the author of nine monographs on these subjects, as well as over one hundred articles, essays, book reviews, and conference papers. Writing was one of his greatest passions. He is best known for the history, The Pequout War, which The New England Quarterly referred to as the “definitive study” of the Pequot War. Some of his many accomplishments throughout his career include: Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Utah, 1967; Doctorate of Letters, Salford University (Manchester, England), 1990; Outstanding Research Award, University of Toledo, 1997; Distinguished Historian Award, Ohio Academy of History, 2012; and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Florida, 2015. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Danforth Foundation Associateship, and received a summer fellowship with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

During his tenure as Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Toledo, enrollment in the College increased to the highest number of students in its history. Professor Cave was instrumental in developing the exchange program with Salford University which is an exchange that is still flourishing. He also formed the first college committee on women’s studies, the forerunner to the eventual program and department. After returning to full-time teaching and research, he served as professor of history until his retirement in 2007. He was later given the rank of professor Emeritus. During his long career, he taught both undergraduate and graduate students and served as a mentor to numerous M.A. and Ph.D. students of whom he is extremely proud. Al was a scholar throughout his personal life as well; he enjoyed reading, especially philosophy, theology, poetry, and history to name just a few. Music was also a passion of his. He embraced the Fine Arts and passed his love for them on to his children and grandchildren. The love of the arts, nature and education was a fundamental part of his approach to raising his children and grandchildren. He inspired all of them to appreciate such things and pursue knowledge and higher learning. He also loved to travel with his family and shared many memorable trips to several places all over the world. Dr. Cave considered his children, grandchildren and his students his greatest legacy. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Mary Koslovsky; children Elizabeth J. (Alan) Kanous, Rachel Cave; grandchildren Stephen (Erin) Voyles, Nichole Kanous (Travis) Nelson, Rochelle Voyles (Mike Solomon), Mercedez Kanous, and Joseph Kanous; five greatgrandchildren; his first wife and the mother of his children, Jesse Bennett; his siblings Diane Butler and Richard Cave; and three nephews. He will be deeply missed. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Mary Sue Deisher Cave and oldest children, Ruth Anne Voyles and Laurence Andrew Cave. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Point Foundation, or to the Parkinson's Foundation, Dr. Cave’s family would especially like to thank the staff of Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their caring support over the last several months.

Thomas Clarke Thomas Russell Clarke, age 80, passed away suddenly on Sept. 11, 2019. Tom was born June 20, 1939, the second of 12 children. He was known by his siblings as “The Leader Of The Pack,” and his quiet demeanor was a source of strength for all. Tom’s life and the lives of those around him were filled with laughter and joy. After his parents passed at an early age, he took on a paternal role and was always there for his family, especially his youngest siblings Jeff and Debbie. A lifelong resident of Toledo, Tom met and married the love of his life, Cecelia Ann Bass in 1961. He brought her from Nashville, Tenn., to her new home in Toledo where she instantly became the eighth sister in the fun loving Clarke family. They started their family right away instilling the values they held true their entire lives: work hard, be kind and helpful, and always do for family. Tom worked as a press operator at GM Hydramatic for 36 years leaving as the highest awarded suggestion winner upon his retirement. An avid hunter, Tom enjoyed the camaraderie with his friends, especially with his son-in-law Verl and grandson Joe. His sense of humor was amazing and he loved telling the same joke even if you may have heard it 20 or more times. Tom and Cecelia traveled to St. Louis often to spend time with their son Steve and his family. He

enthusiastically took on various projects while there, whether it be building a chicken coop or potting bench. Tom was always working in his garden and loved to show up his son-in-law, Tab, with the latest and greatest lawn equipment. Tom was preceded in death by his mother and father, Evelyn and Russell; brother Joe; sister Sharon; mother-in-law Gladys; and brother-in-law,Sam. Left to cherish so many wonderful memories are his wife of 58 years, Cecelia; his “Pride and Joys” children, Stephen (Meg) Clarke; Anne Marie (Tab) Hinkle; and Michelle (Verl) Graber. He shared a very close relationship with each of his six grandchildren, Cooper, Isabelle, Lucy, Addison, Joe and Bobby; and his bonus grandchildren Jody, Luke, Tony, and Ashley. He’s also survived by brothers Dick (Sharon), Murph (Glenda), and Jeff; sisters Doris Rober, Helen (Jerry) Price, Betty (Marvin) Dussia, Rosie (Mike) Hall, Mary Clarke, and Debbie (Larry) Piddock; sister-in-law Llewanne Bass Romney, and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, monetary contributions or pull tabs may be given to the Ronald McDonald House, 3883 Monroe St. Toledo, OH 43606 or Susan Komen of Northwest Ohio, 3100 Central Ave., Toledo, OH 43606 as a lasting tribute to his selfless legacy. Next time you see money laying on the ground, think of Tom. He always used to say there is a million dollars out there you just have to bend over and pick it up.


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Epworth United Methodist Church

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5963 Elden Dr. Sylvania – $149,900 1400 Sq. ., 3 bed 2 full bath Brick ranch on nice lot of Erie Street by Plummer Pool! Kitchen with nice eat in area with fireplace.  large family room.  Formal living room,  Bring your paint brush & floor covering.  Great price! 


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



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5504 Bent Oak Rd. ~ $299,000 Cross the covered bridge and come home to Sleepy Hollow. Plenty of room to roam in this 3,300sf, 6 bed, 3.5 bath custom built beauty. Glistening hardwood floors throughout the main level. Eat-in kitchen has solid surface counter tops. First floor master. Brad Crown – Realtorman 419/467-7070 RE/MAX Central Group

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Liberty Square Buildings 1, 2, 3

4149, 4159 & 4169 N. Holland-Sylvania Sylvania Twp.

Monthly rent includes: * Water, gas & electric * Janitorial service * Conference rooms * Storage space

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HELP wANTEd HURLEY’S PAINTING Interior/Exterior • Paper Removal Deck Staining Quality Work • Reasonable Prices FREE ESTIMATES CALL 419/882-6753

PEST CONTROL Ants, Termites, Bed Bugs, Mice, Box Elders, Bee/Wasps


JOHN’S STUMP GRINDING –Stump Grinding– 40 Years Experience! 419-467-9504 HELP IS ON THE WAY! When you feel you need an extra hand for errands, doctors’ visits, shopping or walking your pets. Call Ann Marie 419-356-0589


CLEANING SERVICES PROVIdEd More than 25 years experience providing high quality performance with a conscientious attitude. Goal oriented to dependability & thoroughness. References provided upon request. Please call Tammy @ 419-882-8258


BATHROOM/KITCHEN INSTALLERS NEEDED! TOP Pay, Paid Weekly. No Material Costs! Schedule Flexibility. Join a Winning Team! Call 1-844-Arnolds or email your resume to

BRG PAINT & WALLPAPER Painting - Paper Removal - Wall Repair Wallpapering since 1986 References - Insured - Reliable Free Estimates Brian 419-297-9686 TREE TRIMMING &  SMALL TREE REMOVALS Over 30 years experience offering high quality performance with a conscientious attitude. Mention this ad to receive a 10% Discount. Please ask for Jeff e Tree Specialist 419-882-8258 or 419-810-1034

BOOTH RENTAL For hair stylists at Sheer Perfection Hair Studio, 6381 Monroe St. Call Pam at 419-517-4774 or 419-266-2780

RUMMAGE SALE ANNUAL ST. MICHAEL’S IN THE HILLS RUMMAGE SALE Saturday, September21 9 am – 2 pm 4718 Brittany Rd., Ottawa Hills (Near Talmadge and Bancro) QUALITY GOODS! GREAT PRICES! Including collectables such as Degenhart Owls, Crackle Glass and lots of misc. items!

SALON FOR SALE SYLVANIA SALON fOR SALE Two to three booths. for info call or text 419-270-9167

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT A wonderful, recently redecorated upstairs office space available for rent. Located above Stellar Blooms Florist on Main Street, includes three good size rooms, a storage and kitchenette area, private entrance, off street parking. Old Fashioned charm but all the modern amenities. Has potential to be subdivided. For more information contact Andi Erbskorn at or

PART TIME POSITION AVAILABLE We are looking for good reliable people from Sylvania to clean offices in Sylvania evenings. This position would consist of light duty office cleaning only. Call between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. at 419/335-3486 Please leave message. BANk CREdIT ANALYST Metamora State Bank is seeing applicants for a Credit Analyst for our Sylvania office. e Credit Analyst will support the loan officers by providing credit investigations, financial statements by utilizing internal and external technology, and preparing credit write-ups for diversified types of loans. ese loans include construction, agricultural, commercial, and commercial real estate loans. 2-3 years of previous credit analysis experience required. Equal Opportunity Employer Please email resume to  or by mail to  Metamora State Bank,  8282 Erie St., Sylvania, Ohio, 43560


Sylvania Community Orchestra –Seeking– Viola, Cello, Percussion and Bass players!





Only $26/year


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Members of the Daughters of the British Empire host the Downton Abbey Tea on Sept. 7, at St. Michael’s in the Hills Episcopal Church. The event included an antique 1956 London Cab, raffle baskets and a hat competition. Proceeds from the Tea will provide student scholarships.



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Barbara Baumgartner, second place winner of the hat contest, is thrilled with her prize.

Edwina Ledgard looks stunning in period attire at the tea hosted by the Daughters of the British Empire.

Amber Kelly and Samantha Herbster are ready to enjoy English tea, sandwiches and baked goodies at the event.

Debbie and Katie Evans look lovely in florals and hats at the event celebrating English culture.

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