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PUBLISHER’S STATEMENT

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ought made that comment during the heat of a March election that saw a number of bungles. But when eyeing the lack of progress the Lucas County Board of Elections (BOE) has made since then, those words should act as a clarion call for action. Once again, the BOE finds itself on the end of a wrist-slapping from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. Husted is being called upon, again, to resolve personnel issues the BOE — Democrats Ron Rothenbuhler and Keila Cosme, Republicans Jon Stainbrook and Anthony DeGidio and prosaic director Meghan Gallagher — can’t resolve for itself. “It is unfortunate and pathetic that the Lucas County Board of Elections is continually unable to agree on the staffing and organization of the board. Instead, the Lucas County Board of Elections requires constant intervention by my office,” Husted wrote July 25. “I continue to hope (and now insist) that the board Thomas F.POUNDS members and staff will learn to communicate with each other and focus instead on conducting fair and efficient elections for the citizens or Lucas County.” He expressed similar sentiments in January: “Let me remind the members of the Lucas County Board of Elections, it is their responsibility, and theirs alone, to remedy the continuing issues of staff competency and workplace environment. Hopefully, a timely solution will prevent this office from the need to take separate action.” But like a father who raises his voice and wags his finger but fails to dispense discipline, Husted seems dangerously hesitant in dealing with the local BOE. With a presidential election looming — one that could be extremely close and could come down to an even closer Ohio vote — there must be zero tolerance of future dysfunction in the BOE. With the further debacle on Aug. 6, in which the BOE failed to determine hours and even the location for an early voting center, and reports that even more tie votes will be sent to Husted, this growing morass clearly been allowed to fester beyond any common sense. Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken is justified in raising the alarm in Columbus, and hopefully Husted will finally stop threatening and will take direct action. Husted is already making most of the BOE’s decisions; he might as well take control firsthand. Again, we respectfully ask for and urge Husted to dismantle the BOE’s leadership and force a clean slate that can begin to rebuild confidence as we near a presidential election. If the Secretary of State’s office does not increase its oversight and guarantee the BOE can run an efficient and honest election, the resulting lack of confidence and potential legal issues will rest squarely on its shoulders. There will be scandal on a scale that makes the usual local political games look like preschool frolics, and Husted will carry direct responsibility. If the chaos is allowed to continue, the only vote that will be believed is a resounding vote of no confidence in the process. ✯ 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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There are several artists returning from last year, but he local Make-A-Wish Foundation has more than 90 pending wishes to fulfi ll, which means it’s time we’re keeping the collaborations and song choices under to step up and help this inspirational and invaluable wraps until the recordings are complete. I will say that if the organization. Christmas may be more than 130 days away, plans come together as hoped, we will be able to offer a CD that will raise the bar for future efforts. Sufbut it’s time to start listening to holiday songs fi ce it to say that Stewart, White, Coleman, that will help the kids depending on Make-APeterson and our friends in Voodoo Libido Wish Foundation. and Hepcat Revival are among those talking For Christmas 2011, Toledo Free Press to us about this year’s CD, and there are produced “Holiday Wishes,” a CD of holiday some exciting things on the way. songs performed by Northwest Ohio musiWe are also working on a couple of hiscians. The CD was a 25-track compilation torical surprises; if we do this right, each that raised more than $25,000 for Make-Ayear’s CD will serve as an archive of Toledo’s Wish Foundation. It was underwritten by musical history, even as it captures year-byToledo Transmission and UAW Local 14, so year changes in bands and styles. every dollar raised, through sales at Panera This year’s CD will include a number of Bread locations, went directly to Make-A- Michael S. MILLER exciting new artists, from young country Wish Foundation. Although Toledo Free Press had produced two previous singers to veteran rockers. I am honestly not sure how CDs, one collecting historical recordings and one from a we’re going to contain all this music on a single disc; it’s Toledo songwriting contest, neither approached the scale a wealth of riches. Not that every wish comes true; we were hoping to or complexity of “Holiday Wishes.” The 2011 CD collected 25 tracks, with contributions include a track from Weezer’s 2008 EP “Christmas With from such Northwest Ohio stalwarts as Pat Dailey, Jamie Weezer,” but although bassist and Northwest Ohio native Farr, Mannheim Steamroller, Sheri LaFontaine, Candice Scott G. Shriner was receptive to the idea, we were turned Coleman, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Crystal Bow- down by the group’s management. The best news for the project is the return of three ersox and Alyson Stoner. It also featured new recordings from Kerry Patrick Clark, JeffStewart, Kyle White, Ramona people who are behind the scenes, but are integral to the Collins, TAPESTRY, Chrys Peterson & Hepcat Revival, process; indeed, without them it would not have hapVoodoo Libido, Mighty Wyte and Jameil Aossey, among pened last year and would not happen this year. Chris Stoll, engineer at Zeta Recording, donates studio time several others. With tremendous media support from the late, la- and his finely attuned ears to the project. Matt Fehr engineers the CD and ensures the disc is produced to the mented FOX Toledo, WPOS, 101.5 The River and many of our media friends, the CD sold out in its Panera Bread loca- highest standards of quality. Larry Meyer navigates the tions, and even before 2012 started, we were thinking about legal and publishing issues to make sure every t is crossed and every i is dotted. a second volume. My friend Eric Slough is no longer with the local MakeRather than start in late July, as we did last year, the 2012 compilation process started in January. Lexi Staples A-Wish chapter, but development officer Ellie McManus is gave us a copy of a track her father, the late radio per- a dream to work with and is a constant inspiration and resonality Dennis Staples, recorded of “How The Grinch minder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s mission. To that end, there is always room for more support. Stole Christmas!” That required tracking down permission from Random House Publishing, Warner Bros. Stu- If your company is interested in making this year’s CD dios and the estate of Dr. Seuss. With all those rights now bigger and better, contact me or McManus at elliem@ granted, it will be a great honor to include that track on makeawishohio.org. Our area Make-A-Wish kids try to retain the hope and inspiration of the holiday season every this year’s CD. Pat Dailey has also generously granted use of another day of the year. It’s a blessing and privilege to be able to track. “River of Stars” is a gorgeous, soaring song that, while contribute to their dreams and at the same time spread the not strictly about the holidays, touches on many elements joy of the holiday season. It may be the heat of August, but if you pass my car in of the season’s most universal themes of spirituality, conToledo and hear Christmas songs, you’ll know there are nection and unbridled hope. LaFontaine has allowed us to include “Toledo My Home- scores of people working on a project to benefit some of town” on this year’s collection. It is a contribution that raises our region’s most remarkable kids. ✯ the bar for all the participating artists. “Toledo My HomeMichael S. Miller is editor in chief ofToledo Free Press and Totown” is a seasonal staple on The River, and it is an honor to ledo Free Press Star. Email him at mmiller@toledofreepress.com. have it on this year’s Make-A-Wish holiday project. Thomas F. 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Reframing violence

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012 is proving to be another imposed break (everything is selfhot and brutal summer in and imposed when you work by yourself), around Toledo, as domestic my sadness has once again given way violence has claimed the lives of five to action-oriented anger. There is no more area women in the past few time to be debilitated when women weeks. As I researched the lives and are being murdered and need an deaths of the sisters killed by one advocate, need someone to tell the sister’s ex-boyfriend in Blissfield and community that the number of murthe murder of an ex-girlfriend in ders in such a short time is no coincidence, it is the pattern Perrysburg, another reof abuse spinning out port came in — a mother of control. Don’t be put and daughter shot by an off by all the anger talk; estranged husband in I am not a person who Lima. It never ends. The uses violence to retaliate cycle of family violence for what I see as unjust continues throughout in this world. Toledo and Ohio and I aim to challenge the America every day. cultural acceptance of The timing couldn’t Rebecca FACEY violence against women be worse to take a break and promote a more outfrom advocating for victims and survivors of domestic spoken societal response to abuse in violence in Toledo, but after five years relationships. I seek to promote posiof attempting to hold the local courts tive social change and pick up where accountable for dismissing 80 percent Independent Advocates left off in the of domestic violence cases annually conversation about our responsibility through Independent Advocates, I to stop domestic violence. My first challenge is to shift that needed a break. I am an advocate and an activist and will never forfeit responsibility from victims to abusers. those titles. But I needed to step back In the days following each of the refrom the day-to-day answering of cent domestic violence murders, I was crisis calls, attending frustrating court contacted by various media outlets hearings and generally feeling the im- looking for victim resources. I’m not mense weight of the local domestic sure why they would need this again, considering they collect the same violence crisis. I needed a break because domestic information every time a woman is violence had begun to make me sad murdered in Toledo. The number to again, instead of angry, a sure sign of the shelter hasn’t changed, the serburnout. When I first began learning vices themselves haven’t changed and in college about violence against our depth of understanding this comwomen, it made me sad. I was over- plex issue obviously has not changed. whelmed by the reality of 1 in 4 women When will we stop reacting to murders being a victim of intimate partner vio- as if the victims were the only ones lence in her lifetime. I was devastated able to prevent them? Each of the recent murders was by the stories I heard at Take Back the Night events and I felt helpless to do precipitated by the end of a relaanything about it. I knew it was my tionship, but still people respond to purpose to work toward an end to vio- the deaths by asking why someone lence against women, but for a while I would stay with an abusive partner. News reporters want to know: “What had no idea how. Finally, I found anger. Anger is good; can victims do to stay safe?” Carlin anger I can work with, unlike sadness. Glenn was safe in her Lima home, Sadness is debilitating. Anger is what sleeping soundly at 4 a.m. when her allowed me to leave a good-paying job estranged husband broke in and “in the field” and start Independent savagely killed her daughter before Advocates, a grassroots nonprofit that chasing her across the street and puts the needs of survivors above grant gunning her down in a neighbor’s driveway. After all of that, the best we funding or political correctness. Anger is what engaged me in the can come up with is “What could the local court system and spurred me to victims have done better?” We desperately need to reframe take on the seemingly impossible task of developing a dedicated domestic the problem, because when victims violence court to replace the ineffec- bear the responsibility, abusers can tive nightmare of court process that get away with murder. ✯ currently greets — or rather, chases off Email Rebecca Facey at rebecca. — victims by the hundreds. Well, two months into my self- facey@utoledo.edu.

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✯ Technology. The rapid advances in learning technolone of the great privileges of working in education is the opportunity to encounter a fresh class of new gies have the capacity to help reduce the high cost of instrucstudents each fall. They arrive on our campuses ex- tion. We’ve known this for some time. New technologies are cited, nervous, some frightened but nearly all full of opti- regularly announced that could, if adopted, help reduce the cost of instruction. A “blue-ribbon” task force on the role of mism, new ideas and a positive outlook on the world. I remember my first days as a college freshman and I can technology in reducing the cost of higher education would identify exciting new possibilities for students, assure you, I was one of the nervous and frightuniversities and the state to consider. ened ones. But being a college freshman is like ✯ Duplication. This sensitive topic is opening a new diary where each day offers fresh sometimes discussed (in whispered tones) experiences, new ideas and glimpses of hope for in the hallways of our legislature and among the future. The success of these new students higher education policy-makers from time to may well be one of the most important goals we time. It is well-known that our colleges and as a nation, state and community should pursue. universities offer a wide array of academic proThere is, however, a new reality that is adgrams, many of which are duplicated on many versely affecting the success rates of college if not all campuses. There is a good case for dustudents. It is a harsh reality that now has the plicating some basic programs in the arts, sciattention of our public officials, university adDan JOHNSON ences, humanities and social sciences. There is ministrators and families and students themnot, however, a good case for duplicating highselves. That reality is the high cost of higher education and, especially for middle-class students, the cost programs at six, seven or more of our state university campuses but since each university operates autonomously, increasing cost of public higher education. For many, the only solution is student loans. As a little can be done to limit such duplication. The issue of dustate, we’ve done almost nothing to solve this problem; an plication offers a great opportunity for university leaders to ever-greater portion of the growing cost of public higher engage in a collaborative venture to reduce unnecessary dueducation is being shifted to the students. The sad result plication in the interest of cost. This could potentially be an is students frequently have to borrow beyond their means opportunity to offer a broader array of programs that are not to repay just to stay in school and graduate. An increasing currently available in the right locations. ✯ Financing. Nearly a decade ago I was shocked to number of young people are deciding that higher education is just beyond their means. Sadly, this frequently comes find that a one-cent sales tax devoted to higher educain the second or third year of college, forcing the student tion in Ohio would allow all our universities to virtually to drop out with loans in the tens of thousands of dollars eliminate tuition for resident undergraduate students. A and no degree. All this is coming at a time in our history half-cent increase in sales tax would allow our universiwhen, more than ever, we need well-educated citizens and ties to cut the cost of tuition for these students virtually workers to compete in a world where education and inno- in half. I continue to believe strongly that the high cost of public higher education in Ohio is a retardant to ecovation are the major drivers of our economies. What can we do here in Ohio to help solve this looming nomic development. An investment by the public on the problem for our state and its young citizens? I believe there order of a half-cent sales tax devoted to reducing public university tuition would be a great stimulus for closing are at least two steps we can take: First, we need to agree that this is a problem we want to Ohio’s higher education gap and attracting companies, solve. It must become a priority at all levels. We can do that bringing thousands of jobs to the state. This is the power of higher education in today’s economy. with the right kind of leaders and leadership. Just food for thought. I’d be interested in your views on Second, we need to identify possible solutions for public discussion and develop public opinion around these solu- how to address the problem of high tuition in our state’s tions. We can do that, again, with the right kind of leaders universities. We need to find a solution soon. ✯ and leadership. Allow me to offer a few ideas to help start a conversa- Dan Johnson is director of global initiatives, president emertion. There are, I believe, at least three possibilities that itus and distinguished university professor of public policy should be considered as we address the cost of higher edu- and economic development at the University of Toledo. Email him at letters@toledofreepress.com. cation: technology, duplication and financing.

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Jasmine Ponce moved with her family to Toledo from Mexico about eight years ago. They bought a two-story house in South Toledo and planted pear and peach trees in the front yard, along with vibrant flowers that now spring from the lawn and wrap around the white trellis that shades the front sidewalk. Ponce’s house bears a bright purple shade, but it stands out on its side of the block for reasons other than just its color. The house is a well-kept oasis amid a few vacant, crumbling properties. The houses at 551 and 559 Colburn St. were in fine shape when Ponce moved in. But now, grass and trash have claimed both houses, which are empty shells of siding and mortar with jagged holes where glass once covered window frames. At 551 Colburn St., a tiny window in the attic reveals a charred interior where a fire took hold just a few weeks ago. Ponce has witnessed these homes sink into disrepair. She’s been kept awake at night by thieves who break into the house next door to rip out pipes and metal wiring. She’s smelled the smoke billowing out from a fire two houses down. “I don’t remember anyone living there; people would go in to check on it sometimes, but after a while they just stopped coming,” Ponce said. “Now we get scared when we hear the noises of people stealing things next door.”

A new hope But things are about to change for the Ponce family. Both 551 and 559 Colburn are among the first on a list of 900 houses set for demolition across the city. Demolition crews will start in South Toledo, crushing more than 80 houses on the neighborhood’s most blighted blocks. The Lucas County Land Bank announced Aug. 7 that the agency received a $3.4 million grant from the Ohio Attorney General’s office for the project. The county is matching the grant with fines collected from delinquent taxpayers. The state money comes from the lawsuit settlement in which the attorney general sued mortgage companies for contributing to the housing collapse. This news comes at a time when the assessed value for Lucas County properties is 20 percent lower than it was six years ago. The number of people living

in the city is consistently dropping; it peaked in the 1970s with 383,800 residents and had bottomed out to 287,208 as of the 2010 census. And AOL Real Estate has ranked Toledo the 10th emptiest city in the country, with an 11.5 percent rental vacancy rate and a 3.8 percent homeowner vacancy rate. “The land bank isn’t about the 551 and 559 Colburns of the world — it is about the beautiful homes, that, through no fault of their own, have seen property values go down,” Lucas KAPSZUKIEWICZ County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz said. The land bank is offering cleared property to nearby owner/occupants for $100. The Ponce family secured 559 Colburn St. and will extend their garden. Kapszukiewicz said the agency is offering this deal to homeowners who live on their property, with the idea that they will foster the vacant land into a productive space. “These properties look like nobody loves them,” Kapszukiewicz said. “That will change.”

Upset landlords Landlords will have to pay $250 for the cleared lots because the agency is trying to promote owner/occupant activity. This upsets landlord Elvin Smith. “I love the Old South End, but it’s a losing battle,” he said. Smith said he thinks landlords should have been given the grant money so the government could have stayed out of the reclamation process. Some rules that the city enforces, he said, work to create more blight. For example, any time he has a property for sale or rent, he has to put out a sign — a law, he said, that brings unwanted guests. If he didn’t have to post these signs, he said, fewer people would break into his properties to steal pipe and metal. He marks this as the root cause for many of the properties that fall into disrepair. “Most of these could have been converted right after they became vacant,” he said. The land bank compiled its list of demolition-ready houses through neighbors and organizations that submitted information about blighted properties. The Broadway Corridor Coalition, for example, sent volunteers out into the neighborhoods a few

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Land Bank sets 900 houses for demolition

THIS ABANDONED HOUSE AT 551 COLBURN ST. IS SCHEDULED FOR DEMOLITION.

months ago to take stock of the condition of the houses and mark which ones were empty and damaged.

South End ‘neglected’ Pastor Dave Kaiser, leader of the South Toledo Community Center, helped to orchestrate the volunteer housing surveys a few months ago. Kaiser has been stationed at the church on the corner of Walbridge Avenue and Broadway Street for two years. His kitchen staff serves more than 160 meals KAISER a day to some of the very people watching vacant houses crumble around them. “The South End’s been neglected,” Kaiser said. “It’s really, really impossible to get people to move into a neighborhood that has a significant number of abandoned homes. From the appearance to the activity, it’s the easy things like the grass being knee high to terrible things like drugs and prostitution being conducted inside.” He looks forward to fewer houses sandwiched beside each other in the South End, whether this facilitates community gardens or larger yards so kids can play and neighbors don’t feel

so cramped, he said. Some 1,000 homes in his neighborhood lie vacant. Kaiser applauds the land bank’s actions, but said he wonders how the city and the county will maintain the grass left once houses are demolished. The city pays to maintain property left vacant, mostly by foreclosure, with a fund that shrunk by $325,700 this year. Kaiser offered to have his regulars do the job in the South End. If someone comes in asking for money, he typically assigns them a job before they can receive cash. He said he’d ask people in this situation to mow vacant lawns. Flint, Mich., home to one of the first land banks, has run into problems maintaining its land-bank-acquired properties. Formed in 2004, the Genesee County Land Bank has seen foreclosures in the city jump from 900 in 2007 to 2,900 last year and 2,700 this year. The land bank has about 10,000 properties and has completed 1,800 demolitions. Land banks aim to sell properties to neighbors, but the agency in Flint has found that hundreds of the vacant lots sit next to other vacant lots and there is often no neighboring homeowner to offer a deal. Maintaining every property has become difficult with a budget of $450,000 to do a $1-million-a-year

job, said Douglas Weiland, director of the Genesee County Land Bank. Karen Poore, executive assistant to the Lucas County Treasurer, said the structures of the Genesee County Land Bank and the Lucas County Land Bank differ. The Lucas County Land Bank is selective about the properties it acquires, only going after a property when the agency finds an opportunity to do something productive with the land. For example, this has sometimes been achieved by sending letters to homeowners with an application to buy a vacant property, such as the case of the Ponces. “The properties that are in our pipeline that we’re acquiring are there because we’ve identified someone who wants that property at the end of the tax foreclosure process,” Poore said. Until they finalize the deal, the land bank is responsible for maintaining the lot, she said. All 900 of the houses set for demolition are not in the land bank “pipeline,” she said. The agency owns 166 properties, has sold 125 and is trying to acquire 245, according to Poore’s records. The demolition list will be continually updated, as county employees inspect each property to verify that demolition is the best option. The project will utilize city equipment and crews. The city typically demolishes fewer than 300 houses a year. ✯


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Toledo weighs taxing winnings of nonresident gamblers ledo city limits would also be taxable. City of Toledo Law Director Adam Loukx said the legislation would make Toledo’s tax fairer. “A lot of people are coming to Toledo from Oregon, Maumee, Perrysburg, let alone people coming from out of state,” Loukx said. “People who live across the street [from Hollywood Casino] in Rossford are not residents. I think it’s a fair thing to do, would fall under the realm of what other cities already do and, certainly because of the change in the state law, is one that’s workable as well.” House Bill 386, which was enacted in June, requires casinos in Ohio to withhold local tax on all winnings of $1,200 or more. “At that point, if you’re a resident, we would keep it, but for nonresi-

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The City of Toledo wants to start collecting taxes on the gambling winnings of nonresidents the same way it already does with residents. City Council will vote on the proposed addition to the Toledo Municipal Code during its Aug. 14 meeting. Nonresidents would be taxed at 2.25 percent, the same rate as residents. The revenue would go into the city’s general fund. Taxable gambling winnings include more than just Hollywood Casino Toledo jackpots. Lotteries and raffles as well as the fair market value of bonds, cars, houses and other noncash prizes won or earned within To-

dents we would have to refund it if a return is filed,” Loukx said. “Right now we have no legal authority to tax nonresidents.” Councilman George Sarantou, chairman of the finance committee, said the legislation would bring Toledo in line with other Ohio cities, including Columbus and Cincinnati. “It’s well within the rights of the city,” Sarantou said. “Columbus just enacted this.” Under legislation passed July 30, Columbus will begin taxing SARANTOU residents and nonresidents on gambling winnings at 2.5 percent. Previously Columbus had taxed only earned income, said Melinda Frank, of the City of Columbus income tax division administration. The tax will be retroactive to June 1 once it passes its 30-day referendum period. Cincinnati taxes both residents and nonresidents 2.1 percent for gambling winnings. Cleveland taxes residents on gambling winnings at a rate of 2 percent, but does not tax nonresidents. Detroit taxes residents at 2.5 percent and nonresidents at 1.25 percent. Horseshoe Casino Cleveland became the first casino in the state when

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it opened May 14. Hollywood Casino Toledo opened May 29. Hollywood Casino Columbus is set to open this fall while the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati is set to open in spring 2013. Toledo began taxing residents on gambling winnings around 2004. “In those days we didn’t have the casino and nonresident taxation was not really that much of an issue,” Loukx said. “We did have the horse track, but we were content to just go with resident income for all those years. Then, of course, this year the casino opened and has been doing very well and, with the enactment by the State of Ohio of House Bill 386 that provides for the withholding of gambling winnings at a certain threshold, it would be consistent with the cities of Cincinnati and Columbus and prudent as well.” It’s still too early to predict how much additional revenue the City of Toledo would collect from taxing nonresidents, said John Bibish IV, chief of collections for the City of Toledo. “It’s a very positive piece of legislation for the city. It’s certainly great for the general fund,” Bibish said. “But I don’t think anyone can honestly predict a definite amount. We really don’t know and, until we close the books, we really won’t know. No one is able to do anything but speculate and when it comes to revenue, it’s not wise to do that.”

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As he sits with his four brothers and one sister reminiscing about his 44 years as Frank Venner’s youngest son, Dave Venner can clearly hear his father’s “booming voice.” “It was different when you heard it on TV versus where you heard it when it was in-house, but it was still the same,” Dave said. “Despite being a public figure in Toledo, [the job] never came home with him. It was always just Dad when he was home.” Dave’s dad, Frank Courtney Venner III, 85, died Aug. 3 in the family’s Old Orchard home after a three-month battle with lung cancer. Venner hosted broadcast news, weather, commentary and a quiz show for high school students on WSPD-TV Channel 13 (now WTVG) from 1948 to 1988 and ran for the U.S. House of Representatives (9th District) seat against the thentwo-year incumbent Rep. Marcy Kaptur in 1984. Venner began his 40-year broadcast career with WSPD Radio imme-

diately following two years of military service from 1946-47, in the Army Air Forces. Within months of his arrival, WSPD Radio launched its TV station on July 21, 1948. WSPD-TV became WTVG-TV in the late ’70s. Venner loved the challenge of those early years in TV, and he spoke about that time in his life in a WTVG 45-minute broadcast that originally aired April VENNER 21, 2008. “Channel 13, for 10 years, had no competition, so, obviously, we won the race,” Venner said. “But in 1958, when our second channel hit the town, WTOL, then, of course, it was dog-eat-dog, and then the ratings became extremely important.” Venner said he believed his notoriety in those early years as the “man-on-the-sidewalk” weatherman became his lasting legacy. “‘Weather in the Weather’ was on for 10 years, from 1959 to 1969, and was probably the program that I became

most identified with during my career,” Venner said. “But the interesting aspect is that I wasn’t the one who started that program. It was Jim Rudes.” Weather forecasters in those early years didn’t have the computer simulation today’s meteorologists enjoy. Back then, it was maps and Magic Markers. “They would hand me a microphone,” Venner said. “I would walk behind the board which had the map of the United States on it. And then one of the fascinations is that I would write backwards because I had to, so people at home could see what I was doing. So I learned to write backwards.” Venner said viewers back then were no different than the fans who attend professional football games today. “I can remember one night it was about 15 below zero at about 11 o’clock at night,” Venner said. “And a car pulled up with a bunch of college kids, and they had no shirts on. And they had to be absolutely hospital cases because it was so cold. And to add to the glamour, if you want to call it that, they were eating ice cream cones.”

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Venner enjoyed what his son Dave called “three distinct careers.” “First, he did ‘Weather in the Weather’,” Dave Venner said. “Then he did the news (‘Venner-Ward Report’) and ‘High School Quiz’ as moderator. Venner hosted the quiz show for 25 years, taking three years off to run for Congress. He was replaced by Bill Spencer for 1983-84 and Gordon Ward for 1984-85. “The third part of his career was doing editorials, which was totally different because that wasn’t about just telling just facts of the news,” Dave said. “That was about providing commentary on the news, and that was a big shift for him.” By 1988, the year he retired, Venner had worked at the same broadcast station as a radio news reporter, weatherman, roving reporter, television news anchor, game show moderator, pundit and the station’s news director and editorial director. “He loved Toledo,” Dave said. “He absolutely loved Toledo. He’s lived in the same family home for more than 50 years, and he couldn’t think of being anywhere else in his life.” Venner, the only child of Frank

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C. Venner II and Virginia Grunder Venner, was born March 8, 1927. He came to Toledo in 1940 when his father accepted a transfer from Baltimore to run Toledo’s IBM office. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1944 and University of Notre Dame in 1949 with a degree in communications. “When he was at Notre Dame, he worked on the student radio station, and it just appealed to him a great deal,” Dave said. “Both his father and his grandfather had been career IBMers. He could have pursued that, but he chose to stay true to the broadcasting, had an opportunity with WSPD and never turned back.” After college, the military and four years at WSPD, Frank married Ruth Blank on June 21, 1952. They enjoyed a 44-year marriage until Ruth died Aug. 28, 1996. The Venners are survived by their six children: Michael, 59; Daniel, 58; Lisa Soeters, 56; Martin, 51; Jonathan, 50; and David, 44. Venner also leaves behind 11 grandchildren: Erin, Heidi and Todd Soeters and Andrew, Bailey, Bethany, Brittany, Emily, Laura, Rebecca and Reid Venner. ✯

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Council reverses vote on Nexus Academy permit By Caitlin McGlade TOLEDO FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER cmcglade@toledofreepress.com

Toledo City Council reversed its decision to deny the Nexus Academy of Toledo a special use permit to locate Downtown. Council voted 10-2 in favor of the school during a special meeting Aug. 7. The college preparatory program, which will blend classroom and online work, will be on the fourth floor of One Lake Erie Center at 600 Jefferson St. Last week, Council members Lindsay Webb, Phil Copeland, Steve Steel and Adam Martinez voted against issuing the permit, with STEEL Steel citing concerns about the proximity of the school to convenience stores. But Toledo-Lucas County Plan Commission Director Tom Lemon told Council members before trhe vote that typical spacing requirements regarding schools and convenience stores do not apply in the Downtown entertainment district, where Nexus Academy of Toledo seeks to locate. Council reconsidered last week’s vote because Councilman Tyrone Riley had abstained, which violated a Council rule that prohibits abstentions unless the Council member has a conflict of interest. Riley originally told Toledo Free Press he thought he had a conflict of interest because he had prior business arrangements with a client in an adjacent building. He later said he had made a mistake and that he had not understood the Council rule. After this realization, he said, he wanted the chance to vote on the subject. His vote in favor helped to turn the decision around, along with votes of

approval from Paula Hicks-Hudson, Copeland and Martinez. HicksHudson was not present during last week’s vote; Copeland and Martinez had originally voted no. Webb and Steel again voted no. Steel addressed comments that Councilman Tom Waniewski made last week about Council “vilifying” carryouts. “This isn’t Steve Steel vilifying convenience stores and saying schools shouldn’t be by them,” Steel said. “This is municipal code saying that.” Steel cited a portion of municipal code that states: “In reviewing and making decisions on proposed special uses, review and decision making bodies must consider at least the following factors: whether the proposed use is compatible with adjacent uses in terms of scale, site design and operating characteristics (hours of operation, traffic generation, lighting, noise, odor, dust and other impacts associated with the uses operation).” “In considering that, it isn’t Steve Steel that says that there’s an incompatibility between convenience stores and schools. It’s Toledo Municipal Code and the spacing requirements that Council put into code that would indicate that there is incompatibility,” Steel said. Typical spacing requirements prohibit convenience stores from locating within 1,000 feet of “schools, parks, libraries, licensed day cares or children oriented uses.” In 2009, Council made an exception for community entertainment districts, which includes the area where Nexus Academy of Toledo plans to open. Steel said the rule was intended to geographically concentrate some of the “adult-oriented venues.” Steel, a former Toledo Public Schools Board of Education president, also dismissed any assumptions that his decision had anything to do with opinions about charter schools. Councilman Rob Ludeman told Toledo Free Press last week that, “Some Council members used their vote to express

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Campaign raises $2,454 for Feed Lucas County Children By Morgan Delp TOLEDO FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER mdelp@toledofreepress.com

Feed Lucas County Children (FLCC) received $2,454.47 from the Round Up Hunger campaign. The initiative allowed customers to donate their change at Walt Churchill’s Markets in Maumee and Perrysburg during the first two weeks of July. On Aug. 2, Chris Kozak, communications and community relations manager for Columbia Gas of Ohio, and Walt Churchill presented FLCC Development Director Emily Laurel with two checks (one from each store) at the market’s Maumee location. “We’re so grateful for this wonderful community partnership and the ability to sustain our program,” Laurel said. FLCC Executive Director Tony Siebeneck said the donation will provide at least 1,700 meals for Lucas County children, which is about one third SIEBENECK of a single day’s meals, or lunch for one summer day in the county. Laurel said FLCC is currently weighing options for a new kitchen that will be able to provide about 20,000 meals per day. Recently, the organization located a possible building for its new, expanded kitchen. The exact location will not be released to the public for a couple of weeks, Siebeneck said. “We think the whole roof needs to be replaced, which will cost between $175,000-$200,000,” Siebeneck said. Siebeneck said that becasue of the damaged roof, the organization’s ongoing need for community support in making the kitchen a reality has become critical. “This kitchen will be the first kitchen in Ohio with the capacity to end summer hunger in the county,” Siebeneck said. “We need some people with compassion to step up to the table here.” “What better place to donate than a kitchen feeding kids for the next umpteenth decades? … We need as many people to help as soon as we can in the county,” Siebeneck said. “It would be a great thing for the county to achieve this objective.” The nonprofit organization is funded through private donors, businesses, grants, churches and federal money, according to feedlucaschil-

dren.org. It has provided more than 700,000 summer meals for children 18 and younger since 2002, a FLCC news release said. This summer, FLCC has distributed from 80 different countywide locations. On July 23, FLCC received its first shipment of “weekend backpacks,” which are distributed on Fridays at the sites to provide weekend meals for all the children. Before the fiveweek initiative began, FLCC only provided take-home weekend meals at some of their sites. “The governor is very tuned into child hunger and they called and asked and we came together,” Siebeneck said of the initiative. “[Ohio Association of Food Banks] agreed to ship the meals in.” Four thousand “backpacks” will be distributed each week until Aug. 24. Each USDA-approved cellophane pack contains two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners, along with two milk containers and two 100 percent juice boxes. About 120,000 weekend meals will have been provided for Lucas County children when the project is over, Siebeneck said. This is in addition to the thousands of weekday meals the organization provides. “We’ve never done anything like this before,” Siebeneck said. “It could possibly be new to the area as well.” FLCC has reached out to area Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, along with other area groups, for help with loading and distributing the meals. As the summer draws to an end, Siebeneck said FLCC will wrap up its first annual summer kids camps and begin to start working with the schools on school meals, snacks and dinners for after-school tutoring. Siebeneck said in mid-September probably 25-30 school sites will be utilized, but that number will grow as schools get acclimated. Siebeneck said the camp at Knight Academy, which began June 13, did very well, and FLCC is already looking into adding more sites next summer. “We did pretesting and already we’re starting to do some post-testing. We’re seeing nice results we’re happy with,” Siebeneck said. “When [the kids] go back to school they’ll definitely be more in the learning mode. We feel good we’ve been able to help slow down the ‘brain drain’ this summer. For the first year of running this camp we’re pleased with the results.” The free camp had 421 registered participants throughout its summerlong duration. It ended Aug. 9, but

Siebeneck hopes to extend the program next summer. “Being the first year, we were a little conservative. We’ll probably add three more weeks next summer,”

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AUGUST 12, 2012 ■ VETERANS CONTINUED FROM A16 The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, which covers the Toledo area, started looking for applicants in 2010. Noveskey is the first to try it out in this system. “It’s a nice way to get to know people,” Noveskey said. Noveskey started taking care of people in her home after her spouse, John, died about nine years ago. She cared for one woman for about four years so her house was mostly equipped with the necessary elements that the VA requires. To prepare her home for caregiving, Noveskey had to gut her bathroom, redo her ceilings, install special fire alarms and lighting and place a ramp between her family room and dining room. The cost came out of her own pockets. “My credit cards are all maxed out,” she said. But Noveskey is passionate for caregiving, she said. Plus, it’s not as though she does this for free. Veterans who enroll in the program directly pay their caregivers $1,500

to $3,000 a month, depending on their needs. The average cost for a semi-private room in a nursing home is about $6,235 per month. A home health aide costs about $21 per hour on average, according to www. longtermcare.gov. Like a home health aide situation, veterans in medical foster care homes receive visits from hospital staff. This is covered by typical VA benefits, said April Bartlett, the medical foster home coordinator for the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. A nurse and a physical therapist visit Sebring once a month, for example. “The program is meant to provide veterans with an alternate longterm care option in a safe and home-like environment and just to be able to offer vets the choice to remain living in a community, family home setting if they are faced with the need to move into a nursing home or a more institutionalized setting,” Bartlett said. “The tagline for the program is ‘Where heroes meet angels.’” Finding those “angels” is a rigorous process. Noveskey had to open her home

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for inspection by a social worker, a dietitian, registered nurse and physical therapist. She also had to undergo interviews and background checks. She and anyone else who lives in or moves into her house must be fingerprinted and pass health tests that check for tuberculosis. This also includes any help that she hires. It has been about two years since she began the application process and Sebring moved in during March. Noveskey is one of three approved Medical Foster Homes in the Ann Arbor system. Hosts in Camden, Mich., have been approved and are awaiting residents. Tami Brockway, a Toledo resident, has also been approved and is waiting for someone to move in. Brockway’s two sons grew up with two couples: Their own parents and an older married couple whom the Brockways have fostered. Applying for the VA program was a natural fit for a family of caregivers, she said. “I like the challenge; I love new people coming into my home and you just feel good about yourself that you’re

helping out someone who’s served our country,” Brockway said. “You don’t realize what they’ve been through unless you’ve been through it yourself, so it’ll be a new experience for me.” An added bonus is the fact that the VA allows its caregivers to take 30 days off each year, during which a VA professional steps in to take over, she said. The VA plans to expand the program to 102 sites in 46 states this year, Bartlett said. As Sebring continues to adjust to his new home, he said he couldn’t be any happier with the program. He had previously been living with his niece, but she had little time to stay home with him as it became more difficult to care for himself. Sebring, Noveskey and her dog Kasper have become quite the family. He shares with Noveskey his Vietnam War era memories from the months he spent on Navy ships and she makes sure he’s content and healthy. “She does everything. She gives me baths, fixes my lunches, gives me suppers,” Sebring said. “She does it all.” ✯

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Procedure treats clots in stroke patients By Brigitta Burks TOLEDO FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER bburks@toledofreepress.com

With the addition of new machinery and two doctors, Toledo-area stroke patients now have access to a less invasive procedure for treating blood clots in the brain. “Patients that qualify for this kind of treatment, they did not used to stay here. They’d have to be transferred to other care centers that can be as far as two hours away,” said Dr. Mouhammad Jumaa, who is responsible for the procedure at ProMedica Toledo Hospital and University of Toledo Medical Center, along with Dr. Syed Zaidi. The neurointerventionalists moved to the area in mid-July after practicing at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. They were welcomed at a reception and unveiling of a new suite at ProMedica Toledo Hospital on July 18. The procedure is similar to cardiac catheterization, Zaidi said. “[Patients] present to us with a ruptured aneurysm or an aneurysm, which has not yet ruptured, but needs treatment. This treatment, this endovascular treatment, provides them the opportunity to be treated in a minimally invasive fashion as opposed to open brain surgery. Typically, the way we treat these patients is go through their groin with a small catheter tube all the way to the arteries and the brain, wherever the disease is, and treat it,” he said. The biplanar thoracoscopy machinery is available at UTMC and Toledo Hospital. But, it’s not the only part of the procedure. “In addition to purchasing this very expensive machine, we actually had to assemble a team of very experienced nurses and technologists and physicians,” Jumaa said. Usually, the procedure is performed by the two doctors, two nurses, two technologists and an anesthesiologist team. It typically takes one to four hours. Jumaa said he expects the team to treat 100-150 patients per year. Depending on the condition of a patient, recovery time can be shorter than for open-brain surgery. However, the treatment is not necessarily meant to replace surgery. ■ STROKE CONTINUES ON A18


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“This treatment is complementary to surgery. It’s not a competitor,” Zaidi said. “It’s an asset.” He added that post-procedure care is very important, something that the Toledo Hospital is well-

equipped to do. In May, Toledo Hospital opened its new “telehealth” stroke center, allowing patients and doctors to interact whether the physician is in or out of the hospital. Toledo hospital and UTMC are both comprehensive stroke networks.

In ProMedica’s model, Toledo Hospital acts as a “hub” or access center with its other hospitals being the spokes, said Kelley Joseph, stroke-care coordinator and registered nurse. The access center is in charge of tracking patients’ transport, whether it be air or mobile. “They can initiate the team and

AUGUST 12, 2012 also coordinate where the bed is available and how to get the patient where they’re gonna go,” Joseph said. Joseph added that community education on strokes is vital. “The change is now people realize stroke is an emergency,” she said. It’s also crucial that anyone who suspects he or she may have had a stroke get in touch with a doctor

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Health Care REIT, Inc. has priced its underwritten public offering of 12 million shares of common stock at $58.75 per share. The offer was increased in size from 11 million shares. A Toledobased real estate investment trust, REIT estimates that the gross proceeds from this offering CHAPMAN will be approximately $705 million or $811 million if the underwriters’ option is exercised in full. The company granted underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 1.8 million shares during the next 30 days. The company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay advances under its unsecured lines of credit, to pay other outstanding debts and for general corporate purposes, including investing in health care and seniors housing properties, according to the information post on Business Wire on Aug. 8. “Health Care REIT continues to differentiate itself through the consistency of its relationship investment program, as evidenced by $602 million of second quarter investments from existing relationships. Total investments of $1.1 billion during the quarter brings our total year-to-date investments of $1.9 billion and drives a 3-cent increase in our 2012 earnings expectations,” said George Chapman, chairman, CEO and president of Health Care REIT. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, UBS Investment Bank, Barclays Capital, J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as joint block-running managers for the current public offering

by Health Care REIT. “Our ability to source high-quality investments in the seniors housing and [Medical Office Building] sectors has significantly strengthened the quality of our portfolio and increased our private pay percentage. As we move into the second half of 2012, our investment pipeline remains strong as we continue to execute our business plan,” Chapman said. Health Care REIT announced Aug. 6 that it anticipates acquiring $925 million in senior housing and medical office properties in the third quarter of 2012. The estimate is based on acquisitions closed so far in the third quarter and potential acquisitions for which the company has signed a letter of intent or other customary preliminary documentation. The company believes the potential acquisitions will include properties that, collectively, generate 97 percent of their revenues from private pay sources. The acquisitions are expected to include approximately $583 million of senior housing triple-net lease properties, approximately $271 million of senior housing operating properties where the company is the majority owner, and approximately $71 million of medical office properties. The stock offering is being used to raise capital for investments already made and new investments, taking advantage of the positive environment in the senior housing and medical office building markets, according to Jeff Miller, executive vice president of operations at Health Care REIT. The company believes that premier senior housing operators and health care systems choose to develop long-term business partnerships with Health Care REIT because of its reputation as a trusted capital partner with unique and sophisticated structures that meet the operators’ capital and operational needs. Health Care REIT’s capital programs, combined with its compre-

hensive planning, development and property management services, make it a single-source solution for acquiring and developing real estate assets. These assets include senior living communities, medical office buildings, inpatient and outpatient medical centers, and life science facilities. All amounts reported by the company are preliminary estimates subject to change by either downward or upward adjustment. The company’s anticipated acquisitions are in various stages of development and some or all transactions may not be completed on currently anticipated terms or within expected time frames, if at all. On Aug. 6, the company announced operating results for its second quarter ending June 30. As previously announced, the board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.74 per share for the quarter, as compared to $0.715 per share for the same period in 2011, representing a 3.5 percent increase. The cash dividend, scheduled to be paid Aug. 20, will be the company’s 165th consecutive quarterly dividend payment. During the recent recession, the company generated one-year and five-year cumulative total returns of 21.1 percent and 71.3 percent, respectively. During the past 41 years, its investment strategy has generated a 16 percent average annual return for its shareholders, according to its 2011 annual report. Health Care REIT, a Standard & Poor’s 500 company with headquarters in Toledo, is a real estate investment trust that invests across the full spectrum of seniors housing and health care real estate. The company’s diversified $15.8 billion portfolio consisted of 1,010 properties in 46 states and Canada, according to its website. The company relocated its home offices into the former headquarters of Dana Corporation at 4500 Dorr St. in September 2010. ✯

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he past couple of weeks I have gotten several questions about investing in commodities for diversification and an inflation hedge, both at the office and on the radio. First of all, many people confuse investing in commodities with commodity futures. While these investments are related, they are very different and have different uses. Commodities are tangible assets such as gold, silver, copper, zinc, wheat, corn, gasoline and oil, among others. Futures contracts are simply speculation or hedging on the future price of these commodities. Let’s say you think corn is going to go down in price in the future; you could agree to sell corn in November for the price of $8 a bushel. Sometime between now and the date in November you could purchase the corn at a lower price, say $6 a bushel, and fulfill your sale of corn in November. This will give you a $2 profit on corn you never owned or intended to own. If the price of corn goes against you and between now and November corn continues to rise to say $11 a bushel, you will lose $3 a bushel and will have to write a check for the difference. On 10,000 bushels this is a $30,000 loss. Futures contracts are highly speculative, partially because of the uncertainty of the price of a good but also because the futures contract Gary L. RATHBUN future can be entered into with very little cash out of your pocket. So a 10,000 bushel contract of corn, worth more than $80,000 can be controlled for as little as $8,000. For $8,000, you could make $20,000 or lose $30,000, in the examples above. With the amount of leverage available for these contracts, it is easy to see how people can get into trouble if they don’t know what they are doing. Also, it is easy to see how companies like MF Global can get into deep trouble making the market for futures contracts. Commodity investing, while similar to above, is actually investing in the commodity itself. The most common, for most of us, is buying gold and silver. Commodities in general are fairly sensitive to the effects of inflation and therefore are a good hedge against inflation going forward. Investing in commodities can be done by taking physical delivery or by using an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that invests in the commodity. Taking physical delivery is fairly easy if you are buying precious metals, because you can get a lot of value in a small quantity. Taking physical delivery of 10,000 bushels of corn, however, can be a little more cumbersome for most of us. Using an ETF for some of your commodity investing can be very convenient because you don’t have to take delivery and you still get most of the advantage of the movement of the underlying asset. ETFs also allow you to hedge your hedge, if you will, by protecting the downside with limits and options. There is always some counter-party risk, but in “normal” markets this is minimal. There is usually plenty of liquidity to provide a market for the ETF shares. I am not a big fan of mutual funds for any investing, but you can also invest in commodities using mutual funds if you like. Generally, using a mutual fund will pretty much eliminate the counter-party risk since mutual funds are required to redeem their shares for their investors on demand. In conclusion, commodities should be a part of a portfolio in one form or another if your risk tolerance allows. Whether you use futures contracts, ETFs, mutual funds or take physical delivery, commodities can provide an inflation hedge and additional diversification to your investments. ✯

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his month, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke before a House panel about the current state of the economy. He pledged the central bank stands ready to act and do what is necessary to work toward reducing unemployment and keeping the economy moving. Bernanke also detailed the steps the central bank has taken so far to keep our economy from falling off a cliff. Yet, investors need to pay attention to what Bernanke said on his second day of testimony, “The way the current law is set up, we are going to have a Mark very, very sharp contraction in the fiscal Nolan situation, increased taxes and cuts [in] spending that are very dramatic and that occur almost simultaneously on January 1 of 2013.” This is the “fiscal cliff ” that investors need to be prepared for. ✯ The 2 percent reduction on payroll tax goes away. This will impact roughly 160 million workers. ✯ Federal extended unemployment benefits end. Job growth has already started to slow. ✯ The debt ceiling limit will be hit again. We are already at $16 trillion and growing fast. ✯ The tax cuts introduced under former President Bush in 2001 and 2003 and extended by President Obama are scheduled to expire. ✯ Federal budget cuts that were part of the agreement reached during the 2011 debt ceiling agreement are set to take effect. This combination of higher taxes and less spending could put our economy over the “fiscal cliff,” as Bernanke pointed out. Stephen Fuller, professor at George Mason University, said “The unemployment rate will climb above 9 percent, pushing the economy toward recession and reducing projected growth in 2013 by two-thirds.” The debates will only continue to heat up this year. Yet, in our opinion, we are unlikely to see any real action taken until after the election. That will give our politicians less than two months to implement solutions. We can’t control what they get done, but here are three action items you can control. No. 1: Income tax planning for retirement accounts: A traditional retirement account grows tax-deferred and then the account owner pays income taxes in the future when withdrawals are made. If you think your individual

tax rates will be higher in the future, you should have a Roth Conversion Triple Split Analysis done right now. This could allow an investor to potentially pay lower income tax rates now, and in the future. To qualify for the tax-free and penalty-free withdrawal of earnings, a Roth IRA must be in place for at least five tax years and the distribution must take place after age 59-and-a-half or due to death, disability or a first-time home purchase ($10,000 lifetime maximum). Depending on state law, Roth IRA distributions may be CLAIR subject to state taxes. As a backup plan, BAKER if tax rates do not change or the strategy does not work as planned, the Roth recharacterization rules allow an investor to undo the conversion next year. No. 2: Income tax planning for regular investment accounts: The stock market has significantly increased in price over the past four years. If the current Bush-era tax cuts expire, capital gains rates would increase from 15 percent up to 20 percent. Investors who own stock in a taxable account should consider locking in gains while capital gains rates are at historic lows. Next, investors receiving dividends could be in for a shock next year. If the current dividend rate expires, rates would change from 15 percent to ordinary income rates. Thus, an investor in the 25 percent tax bracket would see a 40 percent reduction in income due to higher taxes. To avoid a major reduction in income, retirees and investors should consider having a plan B in place. No. 3: The new estate tax: Remember that company stock that your parents have held onto all these years? Currently, if they pass that stock on to you as a beneficiary all profits are forgiven in what is known as “stepped-up basis.” If this law expires, it makes heirs extremely vulnerable to capital gains taxes on what could be highly appreciated stock. Plus, does anyone know what mom or dad paid for that stock years ago? Thus, the new rules would make record keeping a big nightmare. A solution is to help mom or dad take an inventory of their assets and get costbasis information as soon as possible. A year from now, the focus may shift from the problems overseas to the problems right here at home. The “fiscal cliff ” could turn out to be a financial disaster here in the United

States. Or maybe at the end of the year, after the election results are in, our politicians can come together and quickly implement solutions to avoid the U.S. going back into a major recession. The “fiscal cliff ”

may turn out to be as devastating as Y2K was. If an investor develops a plan this year on the three ways to be prepared for the “fiscal cliff,” the bottom line is they will have a plan in place no matter what happens. ✯

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chalk. We are exposed to corn in some n the past month, corn futures hit state every single day of our lives. an all-time high of over $800/bushel In the past two decades, ethanol redue to a lackluster growing season. search has begun to take maize off of The Midwest droughts have caused the grocery shelves and put it into ausome farmers to mow down the crop to tomobile fuel tanks. According to The salvage it for silage and livestock feed. Guardian, 25 percent of U.S.-grown While the exact percentage of foods corn goes into ethanol research instead that contain corn and corn byproducts of food. This explains the dramatic inis unknown, it is a guarantee that any crease in the price of corn, up to $800/ time consumers purchase goods from Ben TREECE bushel from $200/bushel in January 2006. the supermarket, a majority of those Consumers have been curious for goods contain corn in some state. According to the Great Smokies Medical Center of quite some time now why their grocery bills have Asheville, N.C., the following foods contain corn, steadily increased in recent months and years; corn cornstarch or corn syrup: baby foods, bakery prices are the reason. Combine a crop which increased items, beer, soda, cereals, condiments, gum, baking 300 percent in price in under a decade with fuel costs powder, flour mixes, gravies, sauces, canned fruits, which have increased 50 percent in the same time soups, frostings and icings, tortillas, ice cream, (fuel that is used not only to harvest but transport the candy, peanut butter and margarine just to name a crop) and you have dramatically higher prices. Many would argue that these high prices are the few. Even meat that we eat from the local deli was result of inflation but that is not the case. As we have once fed grain containing corn. Corn is used in adhesives, stamps, talcum previously mentioned, inflation may perhaps be a powder, paper cups, toothpaste, medicines and long-term issue, but it’s not a cause for concern yet.

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UT runner wins Warrior Dash Michigan By Jason Mack TOLEDO FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER jmack@toledofreepress.com

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Most athletes tone it down in the offseason. Hannah Brisson jumps through fire. “There’s never a point when we’re not training,” Hannah said. “In between seasons we take a week off, but other than that we’re training year round.” Hannah, a senior from Casco, Mich., runs cross-country, indoor track and outdoor track for the University of Toledo. She raced at Warrior Dash Michigan for the second straight offseason on July 29, and for the second straight year she won. After missing the victory last season because of a business trip, Hannah’s mother Claire Brisson was excited for an opportunity to see her win. “I thought ‘Gee, nice of you to do this twice Hannah,’” Claire said. “I was really disappointed that I missed it last year. As the day progressed, we were getting more and more amazed and excited. We were really enjoying the whole cultural event that it is. Everything about it is so quirky and different.” Hannah placed first out of 4,566

women, finishing in 27:27.15 despite the wind resistance from the cape of her Robin costume. She continued her winning ways with a championship in the corn on the cob eating contest. Warrior Dash is a 5K race filled with obstacles including mud pits, wall climbs, barbed wire, rope ladders, flotation devices and fire pits. Hannah first learned about the event when a friend on UT’s men’s track team posted about it on Facebook. “I looked it up and thought it was really cool,” she said. “I thought it would be just another 5K, but I saw it had a bunch of obstacles in it. I asked some of my friends back home if they wanted to do it and they were all for it.” They were more than all for it, showing up as Batman and Catwoman to pair with Hannah’s Robin costume. Hannah ran unofficially with her friends after racing for time earlier in the day. “We actually had time to enjoy all the obstacles,” she said. “It was a lot of fun.” Much to her mother’s dismay, Hannah discarded part of her costume after the second race. She was one of thousands of runners who tossed their shoes in a pile to donate to charity.

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“My mom was like, ‘You have to hold on to them because they’re special,’ but I donated them,” Hannah said. “She wanted to make a mold of them. My

mom and dad are very trinkety. They like to keep memorabilia of everything to do with me and my brother. It’s my shoes though. It’s kind of gross.”

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Most drummers live for a solo during a concert. But Scott Underwood doesn’t even need his sticks for some time in the spotlight. The Train drummer has been marrying couples on stage during the group’s tour this summer. “We wrote the song ‘Marry Me,’ ” he said. “People were writing in saying, ‘Can I please propose at your show?’ And people were getting on stage and proposing. Or sometimes people would propose right in the audience, and we would just hear this uproar like back in the audience somewhere and you’d see a guy on his knees.” Train’s manager suggested one of the band members become an ordained minister. Underwood got on-

line with the Universal Life Church. “It’s a really cool experience to be marrying people and to have such a pivotal role in their relationship,” he said. “I know it’s a pretty heavy role; if I look at it and think about it too much, I will get nervous, but I just am enjoying it. “I was having actually too much fun when we first did it, and I’m jumping around the stage to get the audience going. And my singer, Pat [Monahan], was like, ‘Dude, you got to chill; this is like their moment, not your moment,’ ” Underwood said and laughed. The Grammy award-winning group known for “Meet Virginia” and “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” definitely is having fun since taking a break from 2006-09. “We were not getting along as a band or enjoying what we were doing,” Underwood said during a call from a

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tour stop in St. Louis. “I think we were just disenchanted with the whole thing and also took everything for granted. We just decided to take a break instead of just continue to be unhappy. “During that break, we just realized, No. 1 that what we have in Train is very rare and precious, and it’s something that we’re really lucky to have. It’s a gift that was given to us, and we should appreciate it and respect it and treat it well.” Underwood, Monahan and guitarist Jimmy Stafford also realized they wanted to write more up-tempo music. And they did. “Hey, Soul Sister” from 2009’s “Save Me, San Francisco” topped the charts in 15 countries and was the biggest selling single of 2010. “We want to make people dance,” Underwood said. “We come from the era of, like, grunge rock and indie rock and stuff back in the mid to late ’90s, so when we were first writing

songs, it wasn’t about dancing; it was about being bummed out and nobody loves me and I’m misunderstood and all that stuff. “We were those guys for sure, but we’ve evolved with the rest of the world into, like, let’s party and have fun. That’s the era we’re in, and it’s nice to write music that contributes to that — I want to be cheered up at shows.” The band from the city by the bay continues to crank out good times on its sixth disc, “California 37,” which includes the hits “Drive By” and “50 Ways to Say Goodbye,” which features David Hasselhoff in the video. “David Hasselhoff is hilarious,” Underwood said. “He’s funny just being in a video; seeing him now is funny.” Train will pull in for a 7 p.m. concert Aug. 14 at the Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre. Andy Grammer and Mat Kearney will open. Tickets range from $39.50 to $65. ✯

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Loma-Linda’s

“BIEN VENIDOS AMIGOS”

Specializing in Mexican Food since 1955

419-865-5455 10400 Airport Hwy. (1.2 Mi. East of the Aiport) Lunch & Dinner, 11 a.m. to Midnight Closed Sundays & Holidays

FRITZ & ALFREDO’S Original Recipes from Both Mexico and Germany

419-729-9775 3025 N. Summit Street (near Point Place) Mon. - Thurs. 11-10 p.m. Fri. - Sat. .11-11 p.m. Sun. 3-9 p.m. Closed Holidays

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BARRON’S CAFE Everything Mexican From Tacos to Enchiladas to Delicious Burritos

419-825-3474 13625 Airport Hwy., Swanton (across from Valleywood Country Club) Mon. - Thurs. 11-11 p.m. Fri. - Sat. .11-12 a.m. Closed Sundays and Holidays

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THE ORIGINAL MEXICAN RESTAURANTE & CANTINA IN TOLEDO

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“Brave isn’t a big enough word to describe our little girl.”

Kennedy Toledo, Ohio Cancer survivor since 2006

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I will not let cancer define me. At ProMedica Cancer Institute, we don’t just treat cancer. We treat people with cancer. People like Kennedy, who, along with her ponytails and butterfly tattoos, wears her brain surgery scar like a badge of courage. At ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital, 80% of our patients participate in national clinical trials, and receive family-focused care and all the support they need to help them deal with childhood cancer. To learn more about Kennedy’s story, visit promedica.org/kennedysstory.

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