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Bark vs. bite

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here are a number of hot buttons attached to this week’s cover story. Mention “pit bulls,” “Tom Skeldon” and “dog warden” to many people and prejudices and tempers flare before any civil conversation can begin. I urge you to set aside any preconceived notions you have as you approach the compelling and enlightening Page A6 story authored by our Associate Editor, Brandi Barhite. If a person with decades of experience in an area asked for your attention and tried to warn you of an impending danger, wouldn’t you listen? Former Lucas County Dog Warden Tom Skeldon is warning the community that he believes the relaxed policies toward adopting and containing pit bulls is going to lead to a human disaster. “This spring, summer, fall, here in Toledo, there will be a number of people mauled, maimed, disfigured and there Thomas F. POUNDS may be somebody killed by a pit bull,” Skeldon said. “Now, it never happened in the 22 years I was dog warden, and part of that is luck, but part is that we had created a persona where the people with these dogs knew there would be consequences.” Set aside your opinions about Skeldon and consider the experience behind his words. No one knows if he is right or wrong; my guess is that he would much rather be proven wrong than to see anyone suffer. “Some little kid is going to pay the price,” Skeldon told Toledo Free Press. “The word is out in the City of Toledo, the dog warden is no longer enforcing the laws and we can do what we want. Don’t have to have them properly confined, we can have as many as we want, we don’t have to have them insured, we can go out to the parks and when we get a week of 65-75-degree weather, it is going to be a mess. Someone will get severely hurt.” I am not fully educated or experienced with pit bulls; my dog, Cooper, is a docile sweetheart who has not provided any instruction in dealing with violence or aggression. I know there are people who love their pit bulls and defend them to the bitter end. So I am not offering any definitive judgment on whether the county’s new approach to pit bulls is a smart one or a reckless one. But I know enough to listen to people with more knowledge and experience than I have in specific areas, and from where I stand, Skeldon’s warning has a lot of teeth. The entire community should hope he is wrong, but those few who have effected this change in handling pit bulls should know they will be the ones deservingly pilloried if he is proven right. Thomas F. Pounds is president and publisher of Toledo Free Press and Toledo Free Press Star. Contact him at tpounds@toledofreepress.com.

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ime in Las Vegas is elastic, like Silly Putty or a long blunder to travel writer Roger Holliday, who sent me to rubber band or the City of Toledo’s definition of Bowling Green travel agent Janet McClary of Millstream Travel. Not only did McClary rescue the “exigent circumstances.” As rapper LL flight schedule, she brought the solution Cool J says, “Put your hand on a hot stove, in at $2,000 less than the airline quoted and a minute can feel like an hour. Put your me when I tried to fix the issues directly. hand on a hot woman, and an hour can feel The child care issue was a tougher fix. Allike a minute.” That is a perfect summation though my wife’s parents are wonderful folks of Vegas Time. who often watch our boys for a workday at Toledo Time is inflexible, a rolling river a time, leaving them with our toddlers for with no mercy. As rapper Too Short says, three days seemed like a huge imposition “Life is ... too short.” That is a perfect sumon a retired couple that has earned some mation of Toledo Time. golden years of peace and quiet. They put A few months ago, I asked my wife what she wanted for her birthday, and she flip- Michael S. MILLER their game faces on and volunteered, but we luckily made arrangements with the family pantly responded, “Take me to Las Vegas,” where neither of us had ever been. She tossed out this that watches the boys during their two weekly day care days. The budget would be tested, but not broken, everything playful challenge, knowing full well I would be genetically incapable of; 1. Arranging the hotel and flight de- was lined up and I began to regain some confidence in my tails; 2. Finding a place to leave our nearly 2- and 4-year- ability to plan a major excursion. Our last real trip as man and wife was four years ago, old boys for three days; 3. Leaving Toledo for three days without being attached to my work BlackBerry in ways when my wife planned a Niagara Falls weekend three normally left to descriptions in Penthouse Forum; and 4. months before Evan was born. Niagara is one of my favorite places; the Falls are hypnotic from every conKeeping the plan within our financial means. I am not totally hapless; I could pull off maybe one or ceivable viewpoint and I find great peace listening to two of these missions, but all four of them? Not likely. There the unceasing thunder of 150,000 gallons of water per would certainly be no secrecy in the name of surprise; all second pounding on the rocks below. That trip was romantic and filled with the anticipaof our financial accounts are shared, so there is no way to tion of parenthood and impending, radical, unquantificommit funds without each other knowing. So, she was very surprised when I came home one day able change. Our trips since then, to see family in Miami, are fun and announced I had, just an hour before, booked a room at the Las Vegas MGM Grand, arranged a flight and found and frantic, but more about the kids (as they should be) weekend shelter for our sons. Plus, the entire deal would fall than about us. This Las Vegas trip was a thrilling concept because it within our budget and I would leave my BlackBerry behind. She said it all seemed too good to be true, but she was im- represented romance and the anticipation of escaping parpressed; I felt all grown up and we started to count the days enthood, just for a few days, although we would soon discover it would not be that emotionally simple. We always until our trip. I imagine it was like Thomas Andrews must have felt as promised each other we would strive to maintain our adult he looked over his design plans for the RMS Titanic: “Boy, relationship and individual identities, but the idea of being Michael and Shannon rather than Mommy and Daddy for look how neatly all this stuff fits together! I’m great!” a few days felt like a much greater taboo than anything Sin Oh, but the icebergs ... Less than 10 days before our trip, I realized, 1. I had City had to offer. But of course, that was before we encountered passedbooked our flights while not only confusing a.m. and p.m. times, but confusing Detroit Metro (DTW) and out brides, $12 bottles of beer, baseball card call girls, our layover in Dallas (DFW), which resulted in our en- Freddie Mercury bicycle bikini races, Fatburger, 4-story tire time in Las Vegas being only 19 hours instead of 3 high cowboy Elvises and knuckle tattoos spelling “LOVE” days; 2. Our child care plans collapsed; three. Trying and “HATE.” To be continued ... to rectify these two problems would destroy our budget before we stepped onto the plane; and 4. Hives exploded on my hands when I thought about leaving my Black- Michael S. Miller is editor in chief of Toledo Free Press and Toledo Free Press Star. Contact him at mmiller@ Berry 1,761 miles behind. I cleaned up the flight mess by explaining my toledofreepress.com.

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f Ohio’s 88 counties, all but government that Cuyahoga County two have the same basic voters recently adopted. With the Gerken proposal, it’s form of county government. Lucas County could join Summit and unclear how much time those interCuyahoga counties as the third, if ei- ested in being one of the 15 will have ther one of two proposed ballot issues to collect more than 1,400 signatures. If they have to wait until July 30 as comes before voters in November. If the plan supported by Lucas referenced in the draft resolution, County Commissioner Pete Gerken that’s less than a month. With the Konop is “the one,” voters proposal, there would would decide the quesbe no chance of alternation, “Shall a County tive amendments from Charter Commission a 15-member County be chosen?” and at the Charter Commission. very same Nov. 2 elecCommissioner tion pick 15 members Tina Skeldon Wozto make up the County niak appears to be Charter Commission. the deciding vote on Charter commission candidates will have Lisa Renee WARD if either proposal will go to the Lucas County to collect at least 1,429 signatures by 4 p.m. on Aug. 19 if the Board of Elections. Ohio Revised Code, Section Gerken resolution is adopted by the Lucas County Commissioners before 302.03 could also apply: “If, in any July 30. The Ohio Constitution says county, a resolution is adopted by the they need to collect signatures equal board of county commissioners reto 1 percent of the number of votes quiring that the question of choosing a commission to frame a county cast for governor in the county. charter be submitted In November to the electors 2006, 142,887 votes were cast. Lucas County thereof prior to the resolution provided According to the Ohio Constitution, government may need for in this section, the proposition to there are limits on who can be one of to be reformed, but adopt an alternative form of county govthe 15 members of this charter com- before rushing either ernment provided in sections 302.01 mission; only seven can come from the idea to the ballot, the to 302.24 of the Revised Code, shall not same city or village, only four can motivations and the be submitted in that county as long as the be elected officials. They would be consequences behind question of choosing such commission elected in the order of who received the each plan need to be or of adopting a charter framed by most votes. No salary is carefully looked at.” such commission is pending therein.” mentioned in the An April 27 Blade editorial states constitution, only that “The legislative authority shall appropriate suffi- in closing, “Lucas County government cient sums to enable the charter com- is ripe for reform. But voters and taxmission to perform its duties and to payers here, like their counterparts in Cuyahoga County, will need to stand pay all reasonable expenses thereof.” If this issue passes in November, up to powerfully entrenched political the County Charter Commission is interests to make that happen.” Lucas County government might required to submit at least one plan to the voters at the next general elec- need to be reformed, but before tion. If that fails, they can try one rushing either idea to the ballot, the more time, in the next general or motivations and consequences behind each plan need to be carefully excountywide election. Lucas County Commissioner Ben amined. I will watch to see who jumps Konop wants to bypass the charter on which side, and you should, too. commission aspect and go right to having Lucas County voters decide Toledo Free Press contributor Lisa if they want the elected county ex- Renee Ward operates the political blog ecutive and a county council-style of Glass City Jungle.

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GUEST COLUMN

TARTA: Setting the record straight

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he Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) property tax and the sales tax during 2011. TARTA will collect both taxes only during 2011. But, thanks Monclova Township Trustee Chuck Hoecherl for his May 16 letter to the editor of Toledo this is only half the story. The transit sales tax, per state law, will not take effect Free Press. The letter focuses attention on TARTA’s current drive to change its funding basis from 2.5 mils of property until April 1, 2011. However, it will be July 2011 before TARTA starts receiving these funds. This taxes to a transit sales tax of a half-cent. means TARTA must rely on property tax This letter was meant to be a condemnaproceeds to operate during at least the first tion of TARTA. Actually, it provides the opseven months of 2011. portunity to answer some important quesAlso, in Ohio, all property taxes are coltions concerning streamlining of operations, lected the year following their levying. This empty buses during the day, potential overmeans that 2010 property taxes are not paid taxing and public records requests. until 2011. Next year will be the only year The letter follows the oft-used method of in which TARTA will receive both taxes. The asking questions without attempting to find or property tax is eliminated at the end of 2010. provide answers. For example, the letter asks Instead of being a tax windfall, additional the question: But has TARTA streamlined?” James K. GEE funds will help TARTA begin its countywide TARTA’s answer is an emphatic “yes!” service during 2011, as voters will expect. But, In 2008 and 2009, TARTA took the following measures to continue to live within its budget, while without these additional funds, TARTA must postpone the providing a continuing superior level of service to its nine initiation of expanded service until probably 2012. A potential rollback of some property tax funds is posmember communities. ■ Reduced weekdays, weekends and holiday services three times sible, and this decision will be discussed by the TARTA Board of Trustees later this year, if the sales tax ballot issue ■ Eliminated low-ridership routes is successful. ■ Eliminated subcontracting TARPS Finally, the letter indicates the writer has “… asked for ■ Reduced management positions financial information multiple times from TARTA (public ■ Reduced authority-wide overtime records requests) and have been ignored on each request.” ■ Negotiated a two-year, authority-wide pay freeze TARTA’s records show it has received two requests from ■ Received union concessions for health care, vacation pay the writer in the past two years. A request made last year and increased use of part-time drivers has been fulfilled. A second request, made a month ago, is ■ Eliminated fare transfers ■ Increased sport-shuttle fares still pending. ■ Increased biodiesel usage TARTA respects the writer’s right to oppose the author■ Implemented an anti-idling policy ity’s plans. All TARTA asks is for opinions to be based on ■ Advanced computer scheduling upgrades to create efficiency fact and complete. When they are not, TARTA will do its ■ Reduced utility costs by purchasing a used-oil burner for best to set the record straight. the service building TARTA’s purpose is to provide transportation ■ Reduced advertising/marketing expenses throughout its service area in Lucas and northern Wood ■ Reduced printing costs, especially for maps and schedules counties for those who need it. It fulfills that charge through Further, TARTA has 26 fewer fixed-route drivers today metropolitan fixed-line service, suburban Call-A-Ride serthan in 2007 and only three more part-time drivers. vice and the Toledo Area Regional Paratransit Service for The letter also states: “Why does this service of empty the mobility challenged, as well as providing service to Tobuses need to be expanded?” ledo Mud Hens and Walleye sports events. The empty bus charge is a favorite of TARTA critics. As The authority’s analysis shows the switch to sales tax strange as this sounds, it is more economical to run large from property tax will save Lucas County property owners buses on some routes than it is to pull the big buses after between 10 percent and 30 percent on their tax bills, demorning rush hour. The big buses will have to return to pending on the value of the property. the garage and be replaced with smaller buses. A few hours TARTA believes residents throughout its service area later, when the next rush hour occurs, the larger buses will should be given the right to vote on this proposal at the Nobe needed and the process will be repeated. vember General Election and hopes the authority’s critics Switching buses back and forth is time-consuming, will not block the public’s right to decide. costly and requires duplicate equipment. Further, the letter states TARTA will collect both the James K. Gee is general manager of TARTA.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Organ recipient appreciates donation article TO THE EDITOR, Thanks for running the article “An Insider’s perspective on organ donation” in your May 16 issue. The author, Michele Howe, presented an accurate picture of organ and tissue donation and the emotionally difficult behind-thescenes work done by organ procurement coordinators. Sometimes with inaccurate media portrayals of donation, it seems like the facts never get in the way of a good story. That’s why this fact-based article is so welcome. Here in our area, the work Howe described is done by the fine men and women at

Life Connection of Ohio, the organ procurement organization located in Maumee. While the organ procurement coordinators, along with transplant doctors and nurses, are great at what they do, take it from an almost 13-year grateful liver transplant success story — the true heroes are the donors and the donor families, because they make all of this possible. HARVEY J. STEELE K100/WKKO assistant program director “Shores & Steele,” Toledo’s No. 1 Morning Show


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he sun had finally pierced the returning bright blue sky. And the timing could not have been more perfect. There was such a buzz about the event. All the community was talking about that “First Pitch.” As a Toledo city councilman, I had been invited to witness the First Pitch. It was the culmination of success and a chance for the community to get together to recognize that success. The day was May 14, the same day that “American Idol” Crystal Bowersox was in town. She was also throwing out a first pitch at the opening of the Toledo Mud Hens game that night, but the First Pitch I’m writing about is the one at Elmhurst Elementary School and one that carries so much more meaning. The staff and most of the student body at Elmhurst had gathered around Jim Cherry Field to dedicate the new baseball field in honor of the late volunteer coach and mentor. It was everything you might imagine in a Norman Rockwell painting. Neighbors and parents. Coaches and former coaches. Students and teachers. And yes, one politician. And one on the way. I had been working with the parent association at Elmhurst to reestablish a baseball field. The new Elmhurst School was built on the old baseball field. The original drawings for the new school included a new ballfield where the old school had been razed. But the school

    

system, or more accurately its sinking financial legislative aid, Sherrie Brown, who had prestatus, took the ballfield off the drawing board. pared a touching resolution honoring Coach The parents and the kids were left three bases Cherry, to find out why the mayor was not shy of a diamond. So the parents decided to do going to be at Elmhurst to throw out the First Pitch. Early May 14 I learned it was back on something about it. his schedule. Two o’clock came. They hosted bake sales and So did the community. Except sold cookies and did what any for pockets of an unevenly satunurturing parent would do — rated outfield, the new Cherry provide for their kids. They ball diamond was ready for its raised more than $6,000. Enough formal dedication. The mayor to buy a backstop and some had not arrived. I received a call fencing along the first and third at 2:08 p.m. saying the mayor base sides. They had enough left was on his way. But the kids who over to buy a load of fine gravel circled the edge of the infield to create an infield. Wrigley Field distracted. it was not — a Field of Dreams it Tom WANIEWSKI wereWegetting tried to delay the First had become. Pitch. Resolutions were read, and So on May 14, the same day Bowersox was waiving to a record crowd at Fifth thank yous were made. Then came the call from Third Field, the community of Elmhurst School the bullpen. “You’re going to have to throw out got together to make their own history in front the First Pitch,” an organizer told me. “Really!” of a crowd much, much smaller and on a field I thought. “Dang! You mean instead of Big, with much, much more heart because the par- Smiley, Mayor Mike you want me to throw out the First Pitch?! Well … OK.” ents were determined to have their First Pitch. You have to know the mayor. He loves kids. Mayor Mike Bell was scheduled to throw out the First Pitch. At the last minute, the And he loves the way they hang on his every event was taken off his calendar and replaced word. He is as congenial and engaging with with “all Bowersox all the time.” As the young people as I have ever seen in any man council representative for the Elmhurst area, besides my father. But this day he was two I e-mailed the mayor’s office. I called my minutes too late for the First Pitch.

As I hurled my best fastball slightly off the plate, the crowd cheered. It could have been because the mayor just pulled around the corner on his Harley. I’ll grant you that. But what a feeling! A feeling that the Elmhurst community had done it. They got the field opened in time for the baseball season. All from selling cookies. The field is still in need of small bleachers and parents want to do a better job of filling in the holes in the outfield. That’ll cost another $7,000. But this community had done it; far, far from the spotlight that stayed on Bowersox that afternoon and to the scheduling detriment that almost kept a mayor away. Mayor Mike made it to Elmhurst. He smiled for many cameras and autograph seekers. He was, after all, Mayor Mike. I slipped away to my car, hidden down a side street, with the souvenir baseball in my pocket and an empirical piece of pride for having taken part in the First Pitch. It may not be something most people idolize, but it is as American as it gets. Congratulations. Elmhurst. Tom Waniewski is a Toledo city councilman for District 5 (R) and a candidate for Ohio State Senate District 11. E-mail him at tom.waniewski@ toledo.oh.gov.

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Former dog warden Tom Skeldon loves people, not animals. And while he believes that cost him his job with the county, he still believes the lesson he learned from his father was right. Phil Skeldon was the first paid director of the Toledo Zoo. One day, the young Tom Skeldon noticed the gibbon, Blondie, and her baby were gone. The elder Skeldon said the apes had died and no one knew why. He invited him to the autopsy. When Tom started crying during the procedure, his father delivered a message that would help shape his career. “Look at it; you respect these animals, you take good care of them, you treat them well, you learn from them, someday you may earn your living from taking care of animals like this, but you don’t love animals,� his father said. “Because if you love animals, you are going to get your heart broken all the time and you won’t be able to survive. You won’t be able to do the job and make the decisions that are required.� Skeldon lived by this message in the U.S. Air Force, where he trained dogs in Vietnam, and later as he directed a small zoo in Wilmington, Del., trained dogs in the Philippines and served as Lucas County Dog Warden. Even though he resigned Jan. 31 amid media and political pressure for euthanizing too many dogs, including pit bulls, he is still worried — about people. He has a warning. “This spring, summer, fall, here in Toledo, there will be a number of people mauled, maimed, disfigured and there may be somebody killed by a pit bull,� Skeldon said. “Now, it never happened in the 22 years I was dog

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FORMER DOG WARDEN TOM SKELDON HAS OWNED FOUR DOGS SINCE BECOMING WARDEN, INCLUDING THREE HE ADOPTED FROM THE POUND.

warden, and part of that is luck, but part is that we had created a persona where the people with these dogs knew there would be consequences.� Ohio law says “dogs commonly known as pit bulls� are inherently vicious and subject to certain regulations. The law went into effect three months before Skeldon became dog warden in October 1987. Toledo’s law — recently declared unconstitutional by Judge Michael

Goulding — limits residents to owning one “pit bull� or “pit bull� mix and requires owners to keep their animal leashed and muzzled when not on their property. A violation is a first-degree misdemeanor offense, which is compromised by the judge’s ruling, Skeldon said. “Some little kid is going to pay the price,� he said. “The word is out in the City of Toledo — the dog warden is no longer enforcing the laws and we can do what we want.�

Not a good pet Skeldon is also worried about the Toledo Area Humane Society board reversing its long-standing policy on adopting pit bulls. The first pit bull was recently adopted; a second adoption is in the works. Skeldon said this new policy, coupled with the city’s vicious dog law being in limbo will make the pit bull problem worse. John Dinon, executive director of the humane society, said several safe-

guards are in place before a pit bull is adopted, including an industry-standard temperament test and pre-adopt visits. The staff also educates potential owners about the city and state laws. Dinon serves on the Lucas County Dog Warden Advisory Committee, which has been asked to draft a new dangerous dog ordinance. “We expect to have a draft ready next week,� Dinon said May 19. ■ SKELDON CONTINUES ON A7

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the national rate during the same years. He wrote that critics “howled” that 54 percent of the dogs Skeldon killed in recent years were pit bulls. Yet the national figure in 2008 was 58 percent and, under Skeldon, the Lucas County rate of killing pit bulls per 1,000 people was 2.9, compared to 3.2 for the U.S., he said. Skeldon was also outspoken on spaying and neutering when it was unacceptable for animal control directors to tell people to fix animals, Clifton said. Skeldon also fought against the use of the decompression chamber, which was a painful, although efficient, way to kill a large amount of dogs at one time. “Tom was very much instrumental in changing that paradigm — trying to find ways to give animals a chance that might not otherwise might not have them,” Clifton told Toledo Free Press.

■ SKELDON CONTINUED FROM A6 “We are really looking at dog behavior and owner responsibility. We want it to be preventative.” Dinon said when Skeldon retired and Julie Lyle took his place, people might have worried about public safety. But they don’t need to be. “We are really working hard to be a safe community … the deputies are still the same folks,” he said. Lyle said her staff is only enforcing the state law, not the city law, which limits her options. For instance, state law allows for owning more than one pit bull. “We need people to use caution when they see stray dogs. We need people to alert us to problems. We cannot solve problems if we don’t know about them.” She used to work for the humane society in Marquette County, Mich., where pit bull adoptions were allowed. The Lucas County dog pound is not adopting out pit bulls, but it provides a limited number of pit bulls to the humane society. “We offer ones that we consider safe, no health problems and no behavioral issues,” Lyle said. Skeldon said no one can convince him that pit bulls make good family pets. The No. 1 biting dog is the pit bull and, since 1982, there has never been a year where pit bulls didn’t account for about half of fatal and disfiguring attacks, he said. “Pit bulls are bred to grab ahold, hang on, shake and not let go. They are bred to kill. And they are very, very good at it.” Skeldon said he can train dogs, including pit bulls, but the average person who gets a pit bull is not a professional. “Many people who have pit bulls view them as renewable resources, throwaway dogs, a means to an ends whether that is protecting my drug house, winning in a dog fight, just having the macho, toughest dog in town or breeding them to sell them to people who want them for those reasons,” Skeldon said. Dawn Capp, director of Chako Pit Bull Rescue in California, said pit bulls have historically been called the “nanny dog” because they are good with children. She grew up with pit bulls. Her siblings rode their dogs like horses. But dogs are dogs, Capp said, and parents should always watch children around any type of dog. She had a friend whose son ended up in the ER because of a Chihuahua. “Pit bulls are basically dogs,” Capp said. “You just have to remember they have a terrier lineage and a pit dog lineage. It is important to evaluate that individual dog is a match for your family.”

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DAWN CAPP When Skeldon became dog warden, he asked then-Lucas County Prosecutor Anthony Pizza about enforcing the law. He was told if a vicious dog is improperly confined and he comes upon it, don’t leave the situation until the owner has put the dog away correctly or the dog is seized. In that first year, Skeldon and his staff seized about 350 pit bulls, the next year, 140 and then 90, until it was down to 50 in 1993. It then began to rise again because of an increase in gang and cocaine activity. “We were lionized for our stance on protecting the public and then we became the villains for doing what we have been doing since 1987,” he said. Skeldon said the recent pit bull attacks in Toledo, including the one April 18 when a girl on the East Side was badly bitten, are a precursor for what is to come. As dog warden, he responded to pit bull bites each year, but they usually didn’t happen until May, when the weather generally gets nicer. “On the street in Toledo, what is being enforced, and not being enforced, is pretty quickly known by people who would like to break the law,” he said. In an editorial in Animal People newspaper, Merritt Clifton commended Skeldon for cutting the volume of shelter killing of dogs in Lucas County by 77 percent — a little better than the improvement in

Skeldon, 62, is settling into retirement. He will receive his first Social Security check next month — something far from his mind during the media storm last year. “It was harder on my family than me, my brothers, sisters and wife,” he said. “We are a big family and none of us have ever gotten rich serving the people of Toledo, but yet we have served the people of Toledo for four generations.” Lucas County Commissioner Ben Konop said he doesn’t regret pursuing the dog warden and his policies. Change was needed. “We are definitely heading in the right direction. I would say that Ms. Lyle has come into a very difficult, difficult situation and has done a really remarkable job in a short amount of time. Just in a month, the live release rate has gone up from about 39 percent to 54 percent. “My concern with the dog warden is that too many adoptable dogs were getting killed and the killing of these dogs had no relation to public safety. What Julie has demonstrated in her first month is that reducing the kill rate at the pound and public safety are not mutually exclusive. You can do both.” Konop does not have pet because of a policy at his condo. He said his childhood dog, Ernie, was KONOP adopted from the pound. Skeldon said Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken took him to lunch in November and asked him to resign. “Gerken sat me down at lunch and said, ‘It is not going to stop. They are just going to hammer you and hammer you and hammer you.’” “The only politician who stood up for me, even in private, was Pete Gerken,” Skeldon said. “I didn’t get any other backing. Privately, some people who were not in my chain of command would give me a smile or a hug, but not come out

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publicly and say anything.” Gerken said Skeldon served several commissioners, who found his work to be professional. He was dedicated in his view that the job was law enforcement, which he was told to do. “I don’t fault him for not going beyond the charge. His mission was always to keep people safe,” GERKEN Gerken said. Skeldon said he wanted to retire at the end of 2011 to make sure he had a good enough nest egg to send his 17-year-old daughter to college. He and his wife, Fanny, adopted Danielle because they couldn’t have children after his exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. “I am not rich, but I am OK,” Skeldon said. “The house is paid for. We have always lived frugally. Both cars are paid for.” What helped is Skeldon paid $200 per paycheck from 1992 to 2001 to buy his federal government time and military time. So instead of retiring with 22 and a half years, he retired with 31 and half. One of the first things he did after retiring as dog warden was take off to the Philippines, where he served two tours in the Peace Corps. “I stayed at my wife’s cousin’s house, went scuba diving twice per day, ate a lot of good food,” he said. When he returned, he felt like he was stealing. He was used to getting up and going to work every day. These days, he is sleeping better, though. “I would find myself watching the news at 11 and getting a little uptight before I went to bed, but then I would say to myself, ‘Wait a minute, you aren’t going to work tomorrow. You don’t have to deal with the union, you don’t have to deal with the politicians, you don’t have to deal with the press and you don’t have to deal with the drug dealers’.” Barb Knapp, president of Ohio County Dog Wardens Association, said Skeldon is still the go-to person for pit bulls and court cases. She gets calls from dog wardens asking for him. “Everybody makes dog wardens out to be dog haters … you need to have rules for people who own these type of dogs; the people are the ones who are going to make these dogs mean,” she said. “Our job, and people seem to forget that, is to protect the public.” Knapp has seen older pit bulls who act sweetly, but lunge at other dogs when they walk by. Skeldon is afraid that is going to become more prevalent in Toledo — or worse, pit bulls will also lunge at human beings. “I love people — that was probably my undoing,” Skeldon said.

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When soldiers arrived at Don and Sharon Belkofer’s front door on May 18 and told them that their son, Tom, had been killed in Afghanistan, they didn’t believe it. They didn’t even know he was there. “You think you’re in another world,” Sharon said. “You think you’re in a movie watching something like this happen.” Don and Sharon tried to persuade the soldiers that they had come to the wrong house; their son wasn’t even in Afghanistan. He wasn’t going to be deployed until October. The soldiers almost believed them. But the truth was, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas P. Belkofer of Perrysburg had been sent to Afghanistan for two weeks for advance training so he could better lead his men when they arrived in October. He was killed when enemy forces attacked his convoy with a vehicle-born improvised explosive device. He left behind his wife, Margo, and daughters Alyssa, 15, and Ashley, 11. His father, Don, said that of his three children (all boys), Tom, the middle kid, was the most outspoken. “Tom always let you know how he felt,” he said. “He had a very strong sense of right and wrong,” added Sharon, saying that he would challenge anything he thought was wrong. This could often be perceived as his trying to buck the system. He flourished at the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), in which he enrolled while attending BGSU. He met his wife in ROTC and graduated with a degree in architectural design. His father called him a “jack of all trades.”

“We used to laugh about it,” he said. “He was full of life,” Sharon said. “Everything he did, he did to the utmost.” She described him as happy-go-lucky, remembering his dimples. She also said Tom believed strongly in what America was doing in Afghanistan. She said he held a deep respect for the Afghani culture, but also hoped the people he worked with would be able to learn from the West. During his first deployment, from 2005-2006, he helped with the process of setting up an Afghani financial system so government employees — including soldiers –– could get paid. At that time, most Afghanis did not have bank accounts. Tom wanted to show people how they could save the money they earned. He would tell his parents stories about Afghanis he met who would become committed to the U.S. Army, going out of their way to protect the American soldiers. Don and Sharon said they hope people will remember Tom’s love for his country, dedication to his family, and faith in God; he was always an active church member. He once told his wife that if he died early in life, he hoped it would be while fighting for his country. He always told his parents not to worry about him, downplaying the risks of his work. They struggle with the grief. “It’s very tough,” Don said. “You get angry, you want to take it out on somebody,” Sharon said. “You hurt. You cry. You never get to see them again. But there’s so much pride, as well.” “We just have to leave it in God’s hands,” she said. Congressman Robert E. Latta issued the following statement: “Our thoughts and prayers are with LTC Belkofer’s family, friends, and fellow sol-

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Bowersox parade, concert paid for by donations Crystal Bowersox’s parade and concert May 14 were presented at no out-of-pocket cost to the city. The total cost of sound and stage equipment from Great Lakes Sound, $5,747, was covered by sponsors. SMG Venue Management, the Toledo Mud Hens, the Downtown Toledo BOWERSOX Improvement District and Toledo Edison all donated $1,000; The Blade gave $1,747 for the event, in exchange for a guarantee from the city for “print media exclusivity.” Regularly scheduled traffic and field ops officers from the Toledo Police Department covered security for the event, but no additional officers were scheduled, said Jen Sorgenfrei, public information officer for the City of Toledo. Additionally, previously scheduled facilities and parks personnel handled setting up barricades and cleaning up the site, she said. The city incurred no overtime cost, as they might for normal parades that are scheduled on holidays and weekends, since no holiday pay or additional hours were needed by the employees, Sorgenfrei said. — Kristen Rapin

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The Toledo Police Department will give a civil service exam this year to compile an eligibility list from which police officers can be hired. The date has not been announced. “This test is given because we need to have an eligibility list before we can hire anyone,” said Gloria Burks, recruitment sergeant for the department, said May 17. Peg Wallace, acting director of human resources for the City of Toledo, said in a May 17 phone interview, that the city was supposed to hire a class of 33 police officers to start in December 2008, but wasn’t able to because of the budget. That class may be hired this November. A final decision depends on the budget. Names from this summer’s exam will be considered for hire in 2011, Wallace said. She said she wasn’t sure if the city would be able to hire another class in 2011. “I don’t know,” she said. “I know that’s what they want to do ... Everything’s kind of fluid right now because of the economy.” Wallace said usually about 3,000 to 5,000 people take the exam. Interest cards are available for submission at www.toledopolice.com. — Mary Petrides

The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) Toledo chapter officially disbanded May 1. The Toledo chapter had been losing members and no one was stepping up into the leadership roles, said Pam Valenzuela, national AWC administrator. Although membership was above the minimum amount required, with 12 members, the national headquarters sent out a survey to all members to make sure they were aware of the chapter’s leadership problems. The survey asked members to consider stepping up into the leadership roles, Valenzuela said. The responses, or lack of responses, determined that the chapter would close. If individuals are interested in re-establishing the AWC Toledo chapter, national headquarters is more than happy to assist, Valenzuela said. — Kristen Rapin

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arents will meet with me to discuss their child’s adjustment, not only to school, but also their ability to deal with the world that awaits them. I find myself listening and hearing their hearts as they express fears regarding their child’s ability to survive within a difficult society for today’s young people. The days of allowing our children to creatively play unsupervised have long since passed. In today’s society, our children are exposed to more in regards to the Internet, friends, and a growing sense of globalization. As a Christian school superintendent, I am concerned with how we work cooperatively with parents and churches to allow our students the opportunity to be grounded in values that support our faith. A program at Toledo Christian allows me to meet with students in small groups to discuss their concerns. These insightful meetings have been helpful in implementing minor changes that will eventually lead to significant changes. The foremost question on parents’

minds is how to raise a positive child a gift from God and is best demonin today’s society? I believe the essen- strated in I Corinthians 13:13, “But the tial foundation for all children is their greatest of these is love.” Parents need to find home. The Bible states, a balance in how they “Train a child in the way raise their children. To he should go, and when create an atmosphere he is old he will not turn of respect in the home, from it” (Proverbs 22:6). parents need to be kind Parents need to provide in their actions and a foundation of love steer away from being and respect to create a either too controlling positive upbringing for or too permissive in their children. Through their parenting style. I showing unconditional love, support and faith in Michael CHIVALETTE am inspired by the Lord Jesus, who taught from God, a positive foundation can be laid that encourages spiri- a place of love, not fear and who was both kind and firm in His teachings tual growth. Loving children unconditionally and dealings with others. Allow children to experience can be difficult at times. In fact, after recently visiting with my 88-year old consequences with support. Life mother, I asked her if I was a problem is about making mistakes and child growing up. Smiling she said, learning from them, not a time to “No, Mike, you were a good son who shame or blame them. Rather, the could get into mischief at times.” goal is to let kids make choices and Children need to hear and know re- experience the consequences in an garding their parents, that no matter environment where they can feel what they do or how often they fail understood and supported, and beto meet expectations…they are loved come more confident. We need to unconditionally. This type of love is encourage a deep sense of self-con-

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Always maintain a sense of humor. Being fearful and overly serious can cause people to lead an unbalanced life and lose their sense of humor. Finding reasons to laugh together iskeys to a healthy and happy family. As Proverbs 17:22 says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Finally, parents need to model an attitude of gratitude. There will always be difficult times, but parents need to do their best to see the positive in both little and big events in their daily lives. Building strong kids who are able to deal with a frightening world requires loving your children unconditionally, being assertive and seeking solutions rather than placing blame. It also involves having a keen sense of humor, promoting an attitude of gratitude, and having faith in God, oneself and your children. Dr. Michael Chivalette is Superintendent of Toledo Christian Schools. He has more than 30 years of educational experience including 12 as a classroom instructor and 20 in the field of school administration.

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Avoiding Common Summer Complaints It’s good to know how to treat summertime ailments such as bug bites, poison ivy and sunburn. But preventing these conditions is even better. • Bug bites – most commonly from mosquitoes – are mostly an annoyance, but can sometimes transmit disease and often prove itchy and painful. Always carry insect repellent when outdoors, especially at dusk. When using on your children, be sure to use a repellent with no more than 10% DEET.

ou know all of those very specific things that we, as parents, are supposed to do (or not do) to help our children grow up to be smart, kind, well-rounded individuals? Well, here’s the thing: I don’t always do them. In fact, there are some that I’ve never done and probably never will. Let’s take TV, for example. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children older than 2 years old watch only one to two hours of quality programming a day and that children under 2 years watch none. I blew those standards the minute a neighbor sent me, a semi-frazzled mother of a colicky newborn, home with a natural little kid-friendly barbiturate she called a “Baby Einstein video.” The way that lion puppet made my son finally giggle after months of end-

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less crying was all the proof I needed descent as learning the alphabet, to ditch my pre-parenting notion that seemed to increase fourfold after just TV was child poison. Would child a few episodes. In my opinion, Mr. poison inadvertently SquarePants is sorely teach my daughter to underrated and highly recognize all 26 letters misunderstood, espeof the alphabet and their cially in the arena of edsounds at 18 months ucating our young ones old after watching Leapon comedic intelligence. frog’s “Letter Factory” As much TV as I with her brother only a allow my children to handful of times? watch, this childhood I think not. obesity thing has not Quite honestly, I Shannon SZYPERSKI even come close to don’t quite understand how TV has received such a bad rep- knocking on our door. I know that I utation. SpongeBob SquarePants, in am supposed to maintain my position particular, is often fed to the wolves as the junk food police, but I have to for his negative influence on children. admit that I don’t mind peddling the Yet, my children’s senses of humor, good-tasting bad stuff on occasion just almost as critical to someone of Irish to try and slide a little meat in between their skin and bones. I am especially vulnerable to leaving my food police post while talking on the phone, a loophole in this system that my children are all too aware of. “Mom seems fairly lost in conversation. It’s time to proposition her for the sugary cereal.” In fact, one day I looked down after a particularly engaging chat on the phone to realize that my 3-year-old had goaded me into unwittingly opening eight containers of Play-Doh. D’oh! And then there’s playtime. Somehow children playing under foot as mom goes about her daily duties has morphed into a societal expectation of mom as daily lesson planner, constant playmate and allaround cruise director. Although I by no means leave my children completely to their own devices (though one might think such a thing while

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Torch Awards honor ethics in local businesses By Kristen Rapin TOLEDO FREE PRESS SPECIAL SECTIONS EDITOR krapin@toledofreepress.com

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) announced the winners of its annual Torch Awards during a May 13 luncheon. The Torch Awards honor area

businesses that demonstrate the highest standards of business ethics and conduct. A panel of six judges, made up of community members, chose winners in four categories; small business, one to 10 employees; medium business, 10 to 50 employees; large business, 51 plus em-

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children or grandchildren. The good news is that if you choose to, you can do something about it. Let’s talk about what you could do if you need the money for retirement. The government has come up with this wonderful thing know as the Roth IRA. After tax money goes in, and when you draw it out, all of the growth comes out tax-free. The problem is you have this large account that is all taxable. Uncle Sam says that if you want to, you could convert it to a Roth IRA. The rub is that you have to pay taxes on whatever CLAIR you convert. To BAKER determine if this is a good idea, an analysis should be done. It may make sense to convert in steps. We like the idea of putting money in several different buckets. If one particular bucket works out great, go ahead and convert it. If the other buckets do not work out the way you hoped, the government gives you a “do-over” called re-characterization. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the peace of mind knowing that you can go out and spend your money as you please and enjoy life and at the same time know you are leaving a significant amount of money behind to your children or grandchildren? A good estate plan can accomplish this. Take action and get it in place right away. Got a question for The Retirement Guys? Send your e-mails to letters@toledofreepress.com or you can reach them by calling (419) 842-0550. Securities are offered through NEXT Financial Group Inc., Member FINRA / SIPC.  The Retirement Guys are not an affiliate of NEXT Financial Group. Their office is located at 1700 Woodlands Drive, Suite 100, Maumee, OH 43537.

By Duane Ramsey TOLEDO FREE PRESS SENIOR BUSINESS WRITER dramsey@toledofreepress.com

Rogar International of Toledo was named to the 12th Annual Inner City 100 ranking of the fastest-growing inner-city companies in the country. The local manufacturing firm was ranked 83rd, making the Inner City 100 list for the first time. The Inner City 100 ranking is complied by the not-for-profit Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), founded in 1994 by Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School. The 12th Annual Inner City 100 was announced May 5 in Boston and will be published in the June issue of Bloomberg Businessweek. “We are delighted to celebrate businesses like Rogar International that are playing a critical role in revitalizing America’s urban communities,” said Mary Kay Leonard, president and CEO of ICIC. “The Inner City 100 companies exemplify the remarkable potential that exists within our inner cities and the road to future economic recovery.” The ICIC’s aim is to foster economic growth in inner cities and identify high-growth inner city companies ranked by their compound annual growth rate from 2004-2008. Rogar, which does business as Hansen Machine & Tool Company, was one of only four companies in Ohio selected for the list with one in Columbus and two from Cleveland. Rogar achieved a standard growth rate of 98 percent and 18 percent for the five-year period from 2004 to 2008. The private, family-owned business generated $2.9 million in sales in 2008 with 11 full-time employees. “As a small business in Toledo, it’s a big deal to be recognized as one of the top 100 inner city firms in the country. It shows that hard work and diligence pay off,” said Ken Clark, controller at Rogar. Clark said that it took a combination of having a skilled work force, automated machinery, engineering management and attention to detail

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in the production of parts for its customers to make the list. Hansen Machine & Tool makes components for jet engine ignition systems for the B-1 Bomber and Blackhawk helicopters used by the U.S. military. One part, the jet igniter shell, is the equivalent of the spark plug in a gas engine and creates the spark that makes jet engines run. The company is a Tier 1 supplier to Champion Aerospace, GE Unison, and Williams International, companies that have Department of Defense contracts, Clark said. “We maintain stringent highquality control by tracing the materials, metals used in aerospace applications, through the production process. We can trace each part back to the original lot of material to determine if there was any problem with the material or manufacturing process,” Clark said. “We have 23 years in business with no issues.” Hansen has a history of making parts for the U.S. military, including prisms used in sites for periscopes in World War I and aviation parts used in World War II. The company was founded in 1907 by Niels Hansen. The company also produces the delivery systems that deliver molten glass from the furnace to glass molding

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machines that make bottles, jars and glasses for Toledo-based Libbey and Owens-Illinois. Hansen uses technology to achieve its edge in the market, according to President and CEO Ron Clark. “We have utilized lean manufacturing techniques, cellular CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machines and machining centers to give us the competitive edge in production, quality and price,” he said. Clark worked for 25 years at Champion Spark Plug in Toledo serving as head of cold form engineering and plant manager of the Aviation Division. He knew the Hansen family and its company from doing business with them at Champion. Don Hansen, the last of the original founding family, had some health issues and was looking for someone to take over and continue operating the business. “I decided it was time to make a move,” said Ron Clark. He and a colleague from Champion, Roger Burditt, purchased the company from Hansen in 1988. Burditt, who worked in engineering and design development at Champion for 21 years, now serves as vice president and general manager of Rogar and manages the manufacturing operation.

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Auto sales up, foreclosures down in first quarter By Duane Ramsey TOLEDO FREE PRESS SENIOR BUSINESS WRITER dramsey@toledofreepress.com

Auto sales increased as home foreclosures decreased in Lucas County during the first four months of 2010, according to the County Clerk of Courts Bernie Quilter. A total of 34,628 new and used cars were sold in the county during the first four months of QUILTER 2010 based on the number of titles issued. That figure does not include exempt sales or duplicate or replacement titles. Exempt sales are vehicles purchased for police and fire departments or nonprofits. The increase in auto sales appears to be continuing into May, said Quilter after looking at the number of titles issued to date this month. “Our office is a good barometer of the local economy indicated by the number of auto sales and home foreclosures,” Quilter said. “We’re seeing

the economy making a swing with the increase in auto sales and decrease in foreclosures. It’s encouraging news.” The county received nearly $550,000 in sales tax revenue from new and used car sales for the first quarter of 2010. That represents an increase of about $209,450 or 62 percent more than the amount for that period in 2009. “The first quarter was encouraging. It gives us a fighting chance to make up for the loss in sales tax,” said Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken. “We’re hoping we’ve hit bottom and we’re taking a position to hold the line on the budget for the balance of year.” Retail sales tax revenue from the State of Ohio was down 6 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2009, according to Gerken. The trend continued in April with $210,406 in revenue for the county from auto sales received in 2010 compared to $124,250 in April 2009. The county has received more than $760,200 in sales tax and interest from auto sales in the first four months of 2010, according to Quilter. That represents an increase of $295,564 in the past two years. Reports from local auto dealers

seem to support the increase the county has experienced. “Supply is not meeting demand,” said Tom Schmidt, president of the Ed Schmidt Auto Group in Maumee and Perrysburg. “It’s unusual for it to happen so quickly and we hope it’s part of the recovery that will be sustainable.” Schmidt said his auto group doubled its sales of Volkswagon vehicles last year and are doubling sales so far in 2010. Volkswagon increased sales by 39 percent in April and 38 percent year-to-date in 2010 compared to the same periods in 2009. The dealership can’t keep the new GMC Acadia and Terrain models in stock because they are selling so fast, he said. GM total vehicle sales increased by 13 percent in the first four months of 2010. “We’re up about 30 percent yearto-date over last year. We’re in a great position with the products we have, such as the Camaro, Equinox, Malibu and Traverse models,” said Joe Mehling, general manager of Dave White Chevrolet & Acura in Sylvania. Dave White Chevrolet doubled its sales in March and April from last year and has already sold more cars so far

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Foreclosures down in 2010 in May than during the entire month last year, Mehling said. “We’re seeing more people in our showroom this year than ever before,” said Bobby Jorgensen, president of Kistler Ford in Toledo. Jorgensen said sales at Kistler are up 18.6 percent for the first four months of 2010 from the same period last year. Ford Motor Company’s sales were up 33 percent in that same period. “We’ve seen a lot more interest and sales in the past few months after typically slow months in January and February,” said Denny Amrhein, managing partner of Charlie’s Dodge in Maumee and Grogan Towne Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Toledo. Amrhein said used car sales have been doing well and he expects new

Lucas County has seen a drop in the number of foreclosures in the past three months. The county has recorded 227 fewer foreclosures in the first four months of 2010 compared to that period in 2009. “People are using the system to save their homes,” Quilter said. Lucas County recorded an all-time high of 4,160 foreclosures in 2009, compared to 4,093 in 2008 which had increased significantly from 858 in 1998. The county’s decrease in home foreclosures runs against the national trend. Foreclosures increased nationwide by 7 percent during the previous quarter and by 16 percent over the first quarter in 2009, according to the online foreclosure marketing firm Realty Trac.

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Orchestra to perform at Carnegie Hall The Toledo Symphony Orchestra is gearing up to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Spring for Music festival in New York City next year. Only six other orchestras will perform. “We’re thrilled about it,” said Ashley Marakian, the director of marketing for the orchestra. “It’s huge for us, it’s huge for Toledo. This is the American Idol equivalent for orchestra.” The orchestra will send its 70 members to New York for the concert. The performance will be May 7, 2011.

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“Let’s Live for Today,” “Midnight Confessions,” “Sooner or Later,” “Temptation Eyes,” “Where Were You When I Needed You,” “I’d Wait a Million Years,” “Two Divided by Love” —  The Grass Roots cranked out the hits from the late ’60s to the early ’70s. And yet Rob Grill still talks about the two that got away. “We turned down a couple songs that somebody had written for us, so they gave them to somebody else, and both had huge hits,” said the lead singer and bass player. “One was called ‘Don’t Pull Your Love Out,’ ” he said during a call from his Florida home. “I didn’t hear it … and two of the other guys who are no longer in the band heard it and went, ‘Eeew, too commercial.’ And for me, you can never be commercial enough; commercial just means it’s sellable.” ABC Dunhill Records label mates Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds recorded the song that raced up the charts in 1971. “The other one was called ‘Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)’,” Grill said. “The reason we didn’t do that one is because one of the guys’ wives was named Rosemary and all the guys’ wives in the band would be mad. We were getting so many hits, we just figured hell with it; we won’t do it. Big mistake.” Edison Lighthouse had a smash with that track in 1970. “We do these [in concert] and I just explain that these were songs we turned down, and if we hadn’t, here’s how they’d go if we would have done them. People seem to

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Disaster relief concert planned The Ground Level Coffeehouse’s latest concert, which features the Cottonwood Jam String Band and Tahree Lane, will raise proceeds for the American Red Cross to benefit National Disaster Relief. The event will take place at 7 p.m. May 26. “The concert first came together

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Cleet loves attention. He will follow you around and tap you with his paw to make sure you take the time to notice and pet him. He loves to be held and he will snuggle right into your arms. Cleet was found wandering loose outside with what appeared to be some kind of injury to his back. Cleet was examined by the staff veterinarian and it was determined that he has intermittent instability in his back end, which causes him to stumble or walking funny. This may have been cause

by an old injury. It doesn’t appear to cause him any discomfort and it certainly doesn’t stop him from chasing you down when he wants attention. Cleet has been neutered, is up to date on his vaccinations, has been examined by a licensed vet and is microchipped. Cheeto is an 8-year-old, male, German shepherd mix. He is a very timid dog that acts like he has never really been given a chance to be a real part of a family. Cheeto arrived at the Toledo Area Humane Society from the Lucas County Dog Warden’s office. New places are very scary for Cheeto

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and he doesn’t know how to feel in environments that are so strange and unfamiliar to him. He is not sure how to react to new people so he needs an owner who will slowly, calmly, and gently expose him to the human world. Since he is an older dog, he doesn’t need a lot of exercise. Toledo Area Humane Society is located at 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Arrowhead Park, Maumee. Adoption hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Call (419) 891-0705 or visit the website www. toledoareahumanesociety.org.

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Better. Together. The University of Toledo and ProMedica Health System are working together like never before. This new relationship is a model for how universities and health care systems can collaborate. And that’s good news for northwest Ohio. ProMedica’s system of hospitals and clinical expertise combined with The University of Toledo’s innovative research and broad medical education will create stronger, healthier communities for all of us. The University of Toledo and ProMedica Health System. Better. Together. Visit www.betterfuturetogether.org for more information.

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