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t was great to spend a recent few days back in the nation’s capital. It had been a few years since I last visited Washington, D.C. I was there to support the more than 20,000 people who live with multiple sclerosis (MS). We were there to push legislation that would support people with MS and other afflictions that cause immobility. (Please show your support and come to the Toledo Walk MS on March 30 at the University of Toledo’s Health Education Building.) This was also an opportunity to visit my sister, Virginia, who has worked on the Hill since graduating college 30 years ago. She is a great resource for behind-the-scenes tours and this year she showed us the Capitol. My fiancée, Liljana, had never been to D.C. so that Thomas F. Pounds was an added bonus, as we listened to some amazing stories from our country’s history. The best part of the trip, especially since my son Austin is in the Army, was a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. I have a grandfather who is buried there and it’s an amazing place. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the John F. Kennedy grave site are both moving things to see. We explored some of the Smithsonian museums and that was a treat. The National Air and Space Museum was the best experience, with the Spirit of St. Louis hanging there as well as the Apollo 11 capsule that carried my hometown hero, Buzz Aldrin, who was the second man to step foot on the moon. The other sites we were able to n TOLEDO FREE PRESS PUBLISHER see on our brief visit included the TOM POUNDS’ GRANDFATHER IS Lincoln Memorial, the World War BURIED AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans CEMETERY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. Memorial and the Korean War Veterans National Monument. All in all there is no place like it on Earth. Even with the discord in Washington today, it is always an honor to be in the nation’s capital to see firsthand the history and legacy that shapes and guides our country. ✯ Thomas F. Pounds is president and publisher of Toledo Free Press. Contact him at tpounds@toledofreepress.com.

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beautiful thing happened on the way to a Myles fantasized about playing the soon-to-be-purchased “LEGO Movie” Xbox 360 game. Cracker Barrel. Myles’ mental shopping spree ended when he noI envision this all beginning like the floating ticed a man in uniform eating lunch with feather in the movie “Forrest Gump.” A $20 his family. bill magically leaves a wallet or a purse and What happened next is now Cracker floats around the sky until it decides to land Barrel lore. Myles asked his mom for a piece in front of a young child, an 8-year-old boy of paper and a pencil. She found a small piece named Myles Eckert. of yellow paper and obliged his request. Little Young Myles hit the child’s version did he or anybody else know that the folof a winning scratcher that brisk Friday lowing words he put down on that piece of morning. There are only a few ways chilpaper would change so many lives: dren gain money: birthdays, holidays, “Dear Soldier, My dad was a soldier. crazy aunts and losing teeth. The fact that He’s in heaven now. I found this $20 in this wasn’t a special day and he maintained all of his teeth made the discovery of a Jeremy BAUMHOWER the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. It’s your greenback all the more meaningful. Myles instantly imagined the various ways this new- lucky day! Thank you for your service, Myles Eckert, found fortune could be spent. For about two minutes, or a gold star kid.” the time it took his family to walk inside the restaurant, n BAUMHOWER CONTINUES ON 4 Thomas F. Pounds, President/Publisher tpounds@toledofreepress.com

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heard a story recently about the trapped in a melon. Maybe you can difficulty of catching ring-tailed see now where this story fits in with lemurs in Africa, which are the life of someone who has a trauwanted by zoos around the world. matic brain injury (TBI). At some point, many survivors They don’t fall prey to conventional methods of trapping, so a more cre- reach a point in their rehabilitation where they have to ative approach is needed. make some tough Right about now, decisions. Clinging you are thinking you to the “seeds” in have come across an their lives after a article from National TBI only keeps Geographic. You haven’t. them stuck in the Hang in there with me for “melon” of negaa minute and I will segue tive thinking, like from African animals to “I used to be able traumatic brain injury. to do that,” “If I The Zulus on the Pam Hays try harder I will continent of Africa had to do two very important things be like I used to be,” “No one will before they could even begin to ever love me like this,” “Is my life figure out how to trap a ring- always going to be like this?” or “Is tailed lemur. They had to learn life worth living if I can’t be like I about them and they had to de- was before?” This self-talk prevents velop a great understanding of survivors from finding the freedom them. The Zulus found through to explore a new life — a life that their observations that ring- now includes TBI. At The Arms Forces we see our tailed lemurs just loved a certain melon that was native to the veterans’ traps and we do all we African continent. The lemurs can to ensure their lives are not would spend much time finding stuck. We gently help them open these melons and then gnaw at themselves up to release the seeds the melon’s outer rind to find that are holding them back from a their way not to the pulp but the life free from stigma, free from the seeds. They would dig in with bondage of never believing they their hands, grasp the seeds and are “good enough,” free to have a devour them for hours on end, life that includes a degree of comfort, peace, self-esteem, meaningful going from melon to melon. Once the Zulus figured out the work, loving relationships and unmelon was what the lemurs sought derstanding. I can’t repeat this enough: The more than anything, the melon became the trap. But it wasn’t enough journey for a TBI survivor can be to just put the melons inside a trap; one that goes from extreme adthe lemur would simply run away versity to joyful renewal! I am reand go find a different melon. What minded of that every time I look the trappers did that worked was to at my own life as a severe TBI surcut a small hole in the top of each vivor. Ring-tailed lemurs and TBIs melon. The lemurs would then — who would have thought. March is Brain Injury Awarecome to the melon, reach in for the ness Month. More than 1.7 million seeds and grab them. But how was that a trap, you civilians sustain a brain injury each might be asking? The lemurs loved year. Depending on where you get the seeds so much that they refused your information, it is reported to let go of them. Their balled up that up to 500,000 veterans have fists could not fit through the hole received a brain injury since 2000. Brain injury affects more people to release them from these large melons. They would scream and than the other top five health issues fight to get the melon off of their in our country added together. The hand, but to no avail. It was more World Health Organization preimportant to hold on to the seeds dicts it will be the No. 1 health conand remain trapped, than to gently cern in the world by 2020. Protect open their fists, let the seeds go and the head! O find freedom. Maybe there is a fear that an- Pam Hays is president and founder other melon might not come along, of The Arms Forces, www.thearms or maybe it is because no one ever forces.org; (419) 891-2111; Facetaught a lemur how to let go if book.com/thearmsforces.

A Toledo tradition since 2005 ToledoFreePress.com n BAUMHOWER CONTINUED FROM 3 As Myles summoned the courage to hand Ohio Air National Guard Lt. Col. Frank Dailey the note with the money inside, the same winds that carried the $20 bill to land at his feet had to shift directions once again. Everything changed when Myles paid it forward that day. Myles’ mom, Tiffany Eckert, had taken him and his sisters, Marlee and Berkley, out to eat that morning as a treat on the canceled school day. Myles’ dad has been missing these small celebrations his entire life. Myles is the son of the late Army Sgt. Gary “Andy” Eckert, who was killed in Iraq in 2005 when Myles was only 4 weeks old. Andy left behind a wife and two young children. Tiffany went from the wife of a soldier to a single mom of two babies in the flash of a roadside bomb. For the past nine years she has raised her children with simple, beautiful mantras: Kindness always wins, You get better not bitter and Pay it forward. The world now knows how effective her words and life lessons are. The beautiful part is how this story went completely viral. Tiffany did not race home to brag on Facebook about her son’s pay-it-forward moment. It was the opposite: Dailey’s family did. In a very “Forrest Gump” way, the Facebook post from Dailey’s family got the attention of CBS Evening News reporter and former Toledo broadcast reporter Steve Hartman. Hartman’s “On The Road” segment telling Myles’ story has been shared online more than 500,000 times and viewed millions of times. The three-minute video touched every heart that watched it and, soon after, the emails asking for the Eckerts’ address started flooding in to me. It was just the week before that I had shared the story of Myles’ 10-yearold sister, Marlee, and her misery caused by a father-daughter dance at her school. My email address was the only contact people could find while Googling the story. As my inbox was flooded with people wanting to send a card, some money and/or a video game, Myles’ mom was politely asking to not have their address shared. She did not allow Myles to tell this story for them to profit in any way. I respected her decision, but that didn’t stop the emails from coming. I finally asked Tiffany if there was a way to turn these people’s thank yous into something bigger. “Every email I receive wants to give Myles money or send a video game,” I told her. “They are not going to stop.” I even offered my help. Soon random packages started arriving at the children’s school. It was then Tiffany started a conversation with both Myles and Marlee. During the next couple of hours, both children agreed on the way they wanted to pay it all forward again. Tiffany texted

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n OHIO AIR NATIONAL GUARD LT. COL. FRANK DAILEY WITH MYLES ECKERT AT THE MAUMEE CRACKER BARREL WHERE THE PAY-IT-FORWARD EVENT TOOK PLACE FEB. 7.

me the words “Snowball Express” and the floating money moved once again. Snowball Express is a national military children’s charity that hosts a weeklong vacation around the holidays for Gold Star children — the military name for children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. The kids get to be around other children dealing with the same loss and it gives all who attend a sense of comfort. It’s a big family. There is no cost for those who attend; even the flight to Dallas is covered. In recent years, funding for this special retreat has gotten scarce. The young Eckerts saw an opportunity with Myles’ newfound viral fame to pay it forward, having no idea what or who would come next. I set up a Crowdtilt page to collect online donations for Snowball Express in the name of Myles and Marlee and within hours the website’s brass recognized the power behind the message and contacted me. They became a vested partner and a great vehicle for the evolution of Myles’ story. We now had an address to give those people wanting to send Myles money. Within a day of the campaign’s launch, Tiffany was flooded with media interview requests. She sent another text to me; this time it contained only one word: “Ellen.” The Eckerts and Daileys packed up and flew out to Burbank, Calif., on a Tuesday morning to visit the host of the Oscars and the new queen of daytime television, Ellen DeGeneres. Learning of the campaign for the Snowball Express, Ellen had decided she wanted to help Myles pay it forward. If you watched your TV set closely, I swear you could see that $20 dollar float down

right onto the set. But it wasn’t $20 — it was $20,000, a “LEGO Movie” video game, a trip to Legoland and, for the Daileys, a sixnight vacation to Hawaii. Ellen won that day — and reminded me that my eyes make water on occasion. While they were in California, the Eckerts learned of a company that also wanted to help. Dallas-based Highland Capital Management was so moved by this story and the beauty of Snowball Express that it offered to match every dollar donated through Memorial Day, up to $1 million. The floating $20 bill that started this journey at a Maumee Cracker Barrel and traveled to California and back could end up landing in Dallas as $2 million. But first, a stop in Washington, D.C.: Myles and his family have received an invitation from First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden’s Joining Forces initiative to be a part of the White House Easter Egg Roll. The president of the United States knows about the impromptu summit that happened at a Maumee Cracker Barrel. Every mile this piece of currency ventured found another floating $20 to join it. In retrospect, it seems Myles is the perfect name for Andy’s son. It only took 8 years and 48 weeks to confirm it. I learned there are a lot of big hearts and open wallets in this great country. I have also learned the identity of a magical boy from Waterville that has the power to turn a $20 bill into a nation’s restored faith in humanity: “Mighty” Myles Eckert. ✯ Jeremy Baumhower can be reached at jeremytheproducer@icloud.com or on Twitter @jeremytheproduc.


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Given his focus on repealing the Affordable Care Act and his public role as a co-founder of the conservative group Children of Liberty, it would be fair to assume Scott Allegrini’s political involvement was inspired by President Barack Obama. But it was another president — George W. Bush — who galvanized Allegrini’s activism. “When I really started to get upset with both parties, Republican and Democrat, George W. had the presidency, both houses of Congress, and he’s growing Medicare Part D?” Allegrini said. “So I started to really pay attention and become vocal about what was going on. What really set me off was the bank bailouts and the stimulus in the fall of 2008 before the election when the economy was collapsing. The stimulus, it was one of those things that didn’t make sense. The government, under a Republican president, was just throwing money at problems.” Those political origins do not, however, weaken Allegrini’s conservative views as he evolves from critic to activist to politician — challenging fellow Republican Barbara Sears for her seat as the District 47 representative in the Ohio House of Representatives.

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Scott Allegrini makes run at Sears, Obamacare

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Allegrini, who recently turned 40, said he has always been interested in politics. “I’ve loved politics from when I was a little kid. Ronald Reagan got me inspired. I was 10 in 1984,” he said. “My mom and dad were union members. I turned them around. My grandfather once told my dad, ‘How the heck did we get a Republican in the family?’ Maybe I was just being obstinate when I was younger, but I loved Ronald Reagan and he inspired me.” What was it about Reagan that inspired Allegrini? “The idea that you could do anything,” he said. “He painted a picture of America moving forward, that we could be anything we wanted to be if we put our minds to it. He was a former actor — not a member of the intelligencia, but a guy who made movies and became one of the greatest leaders. “He was instrumental in bringing down the Soviet empire. In high school, I worked on a couple different campaigns, people running for city council. I’d go door-to-door for them,

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SCOTT ALLEGRINI, CO-FOUNDER OF CHILDREN OF LIBERTY, WILL CHALLENGE STATE REP. BARBARA SEARS FOR HER OHIO DISTRICT 47 SEAT.

nothing too big. I started listening to Rush Limbaugh and my dad would take me to two-a-days for St. Francis football and he would say ‘Hey, this guy sounds like you,’ and that was ’88 when he was first syndicated. So I started to listen to Rush, read William Bennett, conservative ideas.” Allegrini said he did not have early aspirations to be a public figure. “I told myself I’d never do it, I’d be behind the scenes. My degree is in po-

litical science and economics from UT. After college I went into finance for a little bit, because that’s where the jobs were. I got out of that and I decided to go work for Walmart in 2001,” he said. In other words, Allegrini is a selfprofessed Reagan-loving, Limbaughlistening Walmart worker. That makes him the natural enemy of almost every liberal. Unless he drilled for oil in your backyard while clubbing baby seals with spotted owls, what else could he

possibly do to piss off liberals? “There’s no reason that I should,” he said, laughing at the description. “I love the country just like they do, I just think we need to head in a different direction. We’re all Americans, we all need to work together to move our country forward, we just have different visions of what that should be.” Allegrini said he co-founded Children of Liberty in 2009 as a way to foster conversation and cultivate

common ground. “I realized, if I wasn’t gonna do it, who was?” he said. “There was nothing out there. I never planned for Children of Liberty to be what it was; I planned for it to be about six or seven guys and gals talking about the Constitution. At that time there was no tea party movement. We predate that. n ALLEGRINI CONTINUES ON 8


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State Rep. Barbara Sears is confident going into what could be her final election. “I’ll work, and I’ll win,” Sears said of the challenges facing her in the coming months. Sears is facing conservative political activist Scott Allegrini in a May 6 primary election for Ohio House District 47, which includes many of Toledo’s northern and western suburbs, as well as almost all of Fulton County. Sears was first appointed to the position in 2008 to replace Mark Wagoner, who was appointed to state senate. She is currently serving her third term in office. She is the Majority Floor Leader. Sears got her start in politics serving on Sylvania City Council alongside her father. She was also the co-owner of Noble and Sears, an employee benefits and financial planning firm. She currently works as the senior vice president of employee benefits at

Roemer Insurance. Given her background in insurance, Sears has spearheaded legislative projects concerning health care on the state floor. She was assigned to committees dealing with insurance, health and aging, and health and human services. “I have, for the speaker, quarterbacked pretty much all things having to do with health insurance, workers compensation and those issues,” Sears said. “Probably 80-90 percent of what I do down there is health-related, just because somebody’s got to take control over that area.” Sears will need to draw upon her knowledge of health care during the upcoming election, as one of the hotbutton issues of her race will be the topic she knows best. As a Republican, Sears has drawn some criticism for her support of Medicaid expansion in Ohio, in accordance with the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare. One of her harshest critics has been Allegrini. n SEARS CONTINUES ON 8

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Sears preps for re-election run marked by health care discussion

n BARBARA SEARS WILL RUN FOR HER FOURTH TERM AS REPRESENTATIVE OF OHIO DISTRICT 47. THE ELECTION IS MAY 6.


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n ALLEGRINI CONTINUED FROM 6 We put the website up in early February 2009, and the first event we had was a Glenn Beck 9/12 event. So we advertised that to be our first big event. We had that at a restaurant and 120 people showed up. And we were like, ‘Holy smokes, wow, there are this many people that think like we do!’ and so we really took that idea and said, ‘You know what? Let’s educate.’ “So throughout that summer, we set up meetings working on educating people about the Constitution, the media, Congress, Ohio legislature, health care and cap and trade. We spent meetings probably every other week trying to educate. And then we started to afford to try to be active. Allegrini said while Bush and his stimulus inspired the movement, “Obama just took it to a whole new level.” “I see the direction we’re heading, and it’s not a good place,” he said. “We’re $17 trillion in debt now, and they’re talking by 2020 to be $20 trillion in debt? How do you pay that back? There’s no way you can pay that back without deflating the currency. “It’s frustrating; instead of the right thing, we’ve done the easy thing. When you’re spending too much, at some point you’ve gotta say, ‘We can’t keep doing this. Let’s face facts, let’s tighten our belts, we’re gonna have to live within our means for a few years to pay it off.’ And that’s a tough thing. Republicans don’t wanna make that decision, they just wanna keep that going.” Bill Zouhary, an early member of the Northwest Ohio Conservative Coalition (NWOCC) and the former leader of Perrysburg Patriots, said Allegrini and he stand for many of the same principles. “Scott is not a politician. He is a man of principle and his foundation is the Constitution. If it goes against the Constitution, he won’t vote for it. “Obamacare is a big enough issue

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A Toledo tradition since 2005 ToledoFreePress.com to sink this country. As a health care professional, I have seen how this thing is failing. Politics is not the answer and seeing how someone like Barbara Sears, who I supported, caved in, I will do whatever I can to help Scott and help our country get back on its feet.” Robert Densic, founder of the conservative group Back to Basics, describes Allegrini as a “kindred spirit.” “We think in much the same way and our concerns for our nation are much the same,” Densic said. “The direcDENSIC tion of government and the nature of people are our focus, as they were for the Founding Fathers. “This election is a matter of principle. We expect actions to match principles. When someone who calls themselves a conservative leads an effort contrary to their principles, where does that leave us? Scott is a man of deep conviction and principle. He will not waver or sacrifice his principles. I will help Scott in any way I can.”

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Allegrini said forging relationships has been the high point of his Children of Liberty experience. “The best part is the people I’ve met, so many great like-minded people who can still disagree on stuff. It’s wonderful that we can have a disagreement but still be friends,” he said. But the national stage has provided some frustrating moments for Allegrini and his group. “After the 2012 election, after seeing the president re-elected, after all the hard work we put in had gone to naught, I said, ‘Something’s different. We did ev-

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erything you’re “supposed” to, and it didn’t work,’” he said. “So I stepped back from the political aspect, and started to look at the culture and the community. “Since the election I haven’t been that involved in the political aspect. I’ve been more involved in the food drives and working with the Cherry Street Mission, where we can make a bigger change. We’ve gotta change the people, and then they’ll want different leaders. We kind of realized that we can’t force change from the top-down.” Dr. Linda Bowyer, a University of Toledo professor emeritus of finance, is chairwoman of the NWOCC. She said her group encouraged Allegrini to run. “We are very supportive of his candidacy,” she said. “Scott is a very principled person. He is going to act on his beliefs even if it’s not the political move. He is Constitutionally focused and that is very important for us.” She said Allegrini is right in challenging Sears on Obamacare. “You can’t call yourself a conservative on everything else and then support that expansion,” she said. “We can’t let that slide and I believe Scott would never do that.”

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Allegrini is targeting State Representative and Majority Floor Leader Barbara Sears (R-Toledo) of Moncolva Township, who is serving her third term. “It wasn’t an aspiration to be a politician, it was ‘I want to stop her,’” Allegrini said. “The main reason is her support for the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. n ALLEGRINI CONTINUES ON 10

n SEARS CONTINUED FROM 7 “If you expect your representative to fight to keep Obamacare and its mandates out of Ohio, than you should vote for me,” Allegrini said. “If you support Obamacare and expanding the reach of federal and state government into your health care, then you should vote for Barb Sears. “Health care is the most basic of personal liberties, and when she is so wrong on such a key issue, how many other issues will she be wrong on? With the federal government so wildly out of control, the next few years will be more important than ever before, as the state governments may need to make a stand against the overreach of those in D.C. We will need elected officials in Ohio that can see the big picture and know the importance of protecting Ohioans, and I will do that.” Sears said she doesn’t agree with how her fellow conservatives are reacting to her position on Medicaid reform. “The interesting thing is that prior to the Medicaid issue coming up, the conservative groups were inviting me into their functions and wanting to hear from me. And I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been called too conservative for the district I serve,” Sears said. “From a fiscal standpoint, from a family values standpoint, and from a human capital standpoint, the Medicaid expansion makes sense. I get the fact that the expansion came with the Affordable Care Act,” Sears said. “I was part of the team that said

March 23, 2014 we should not do a state exchange, and I think the feds are 100 percent wrong for doing what they did with the Affordable Care Act.” Sears pointed to cost-cutting by reducing what she called “silos” of care in state-run institutions and incentivizing families to become employed and remain intact. “Expanding Medicaid is just the right thing to do. Businesses, the Chamber of Commerce, right to life groups, all these groups are supportive of it for either the financial reason, the human capital reason or quite frankly, the moral reason,” Sears said. Sears said she believes she will win the May primary, and believes she has the support of the majority of her party. “I don’t think the Republican Party thinks I’m not conservative enough. I think a fraction of the party thinks that. Scott’s a fine guy. He helped me campaign. He said he agrees with me 99 percent of the time, but that 99 percent isn’t enough,” Sears said. “I think that mainstream Republicans agree with me.” Sears is looking forward to enjoying her remaining time in office. She will reach her term limits should she win. “I love this. This is the most enjoyable thing in life for me. I learn about new things I’ve never been exposed to,” Sears said. “We live in a very diverse state. On any given day, I can start with health care reform and can end up talking about agriculture or scrap metal issues, and that’s all before lunch.” ✯

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10 Community n ALLEGRINI CONTINUED FROM 8 “Barbara Sears and I probably agree on 85 percent of everything but she’s wrong on this issue and it’s too big an issue. “It’s a strong enough issue to not just voice my concerns to her, but to put my life out there to express just why this is so important to merit this kind of commitment. Once the government gets control of your medical records and your medical system, and that’s what this Obamacare Medicaid expansion is, they are making more people depend on the government. They are taking away the incentive to be productive citizens. The control of medical insurance is a gamechanger. And that’s why you still see so many groups fighting against it. It’s the law, it’s implemented, but once people depend on the government for their medical care, they will depend on everything. It’s such a big issue.” Allegrini said he sees running for office as putting his money — and time, energy and life — where his mouth is. “As a conservative, we talk about how we’re gonna hold our politicians accountable, and for too long it’s been lip service,” he said. “It’s a big issue and it’s someone’s responsibility — my responsibility — to act.” Allegrini said he has communicated with Sears about the issue. “I’ve had some conversations with

A Toledo tradition since 2005 ToledoFreePress.com her through Facebook and she says it’s to help the poor, help those who need the insurance, and that the federal government’s gonna pay 90 percent of it, you know, all the stuff she says in public,” he said.

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Allegrini said as he campaigns, he is beginning to understand the commitment of public office. “I’ve been dreaming about the campaign,” he said. The run for office comes as there are seismic changes in Allegrini’s personal life — he and his wife Anna are seeking to adopt a child and he still works full time. “We’re still in the process of adopting. We’re waiting to be chosen,” he said. “We’re trying to go through Catholic Charities. As for work, Walmart is big in supporting the community, as long as it doesn’t affect my work. I work four 12-hour days. I work three days, I’m off three days, I work three days, so that rotation allows me to structure meetings and campaign events. I do a good job of separating my work and outside work. Walmart’s always been good to me and I respect them.” How will Allegrini balance work and a new baby with potential trips to Columbus?

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is bring a fresh mindset in: How do we free up

the public sector? How do we let free enterprise solve problems, not the government? How do we unleash the free market to solve these problems?” — Scott Allegrini “I wouldn’t do it had Anna not said OK,” he said. “It’s gonna be tough. I might have to go on leave from Walmart because it’s just so much time being in Columbus and everything. As Anna said to me, there were women with children during the Revolutionary War, their husbands were gone for long periods of time, and even now with soldiers overseas, women don’t know if their husbands are gonna be back — and I’m just in Columbus. We’re strong enough to deal with it.” Anna and Scott were married in

2007 after dating for three years. She has stood in public with Scott through Children of Liberty and said politics are a shared passion. “In 2009, after the bank bailouts, Scott sat down and told me the bailouts were a game changer,” she said. “He wanted us to do something to get people talking about the Constitution and the ramifications of the direction of government. I agreed with him wholeheartedly and we soon realized we weren’t alone in our beliefs.” She said they did not anticipate the national tea party movement but to see it rise was gratifying. “It snowballed as people thought about the impact on their children and people really grabbed on to how Scott engaged them,” she said. “It has been a blessing to meet so many good people.” Anna said Scott’s first mention of running against Sears “sideswiped” her. “We were both very bothered by her support of Medicaid expansion,” Anna said. “He realized he couldn’t just urge people to get involved, that he had to take the lead. “I wasn’t excited about it at first but Scott is very good at taking me out of my comfort zone. But I know he would not do anything that would jeopardize our family and I know he has such a huge servant’s heart to help people. He wants to do what’s right so I am doing my best

March 23, 2014 to support him and be there for him.”

Uphill battle

With no support from the local Republican party, how is Allegrini funding his campaign? “I’m not gonna be able to compete with her on television ads,” he said. “We’re doing all grassroots fundraisers.” Does Allegrini see himself as a protest candidate? Does he want to win or will he be satisfied with making a point? “I would not have gotten in it if I didn’t want to win,” he said. “I wouldn’t put myself and my family through this if I didn’t think I had a chance to win. That’s probably why I’m dreaming about the campaign, because I can’t make any mistakes. I have to run a perfect campaign because I can’t compete with money, I can’t compete with infrastructure. “It’s old-fashioned retail politics. I’m gonna wear out so many soles of so many shoes. I have a lot of contacts through Children of Liberty and all the events we’ve done. “I have people who believe in the same things I do and are willing to help in those areas out in Wauseon and Archbold and Fayette and that area. It’s a primary, off-year election so the turnout’s not gonna be huge, that’s less people I’ve gotta get to.” n ALLEGRINI CONTINUES ON 11


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n ALLEGRINI CONTINUED FROM 10 Allegrini said he plans to reach out to Sears to arrange a debate but nothing had been set at press time. He does plan to utilize social media. “The new media and social media are going to be interesting, to see how we can get the message out,” he said. While Obamacare is their main split, Allegrini said there are other differences in ideology between himself and his opponent. “Obamacare is the key, that’s the catalyst, that’s what everything else revolves around. But there are a lot of other issues,” he said. “Whether it’s Republican or Democrat, the first thing politicians look at is, ‘How can government solve problems?’ And what I want to do is bring a fresh mindset in: How do we free up the public sector? How do we let free enterprise solve problems, not the government? How do we unleash the free market to solve these problems? There are ways we can privatize Medicaid, bring down the cost and get more people covered; there’s been studies on how to do it. They’ve been presented to the legislature but again it’s doing the right thing versus the easy thing. “The budgets in Ohio have grown, we’re not shrinking the budgets; Barbara Sears has voted for them, to pass

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them. We can’t keep growing the budgets in Ohio, or we’re gonna have to raise taxes. Barbara Sears wants to grow the government less. I want to halt the growth of government. That’s a big difference.” Sears said while she supported the state Medicaid expansion, she did have reservations about the Affordable Care Act. “From a fiscal standpoint, from McAVOY a family values standpoint, and from a human capital standpoint, the Medicaid expansion makes sense. I get the fact that the expansion came with the Affordable Care Act,” Sears said. “I was part of the team that said we should not do a state exchange, and I think the feds are 100 percent wrong for doing what they did with the Affordable Care Act.” Conservative activist John McAvoy said he had talked to Sears about the Obamacare expansion, trying to find alternatives to Medicaid expansion, but “she was stuck on implementing Obamacare Medicaid expansion even though the people of Ohio voted in every county against it. It’s an extremely important issue to us.

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A Toledo tradition since 2005 “I have known Scott for six years. I have seen his focus move to the Christian aspects of Conservatism. He is fully aware of what this job will entail and I trust him to stand for our principles.” As Sears is termed out after this election, why didn’t Allegrini wait to run for an open seat instead of against an established incumbent? “I’m not running just because my goal is to be the representative, I’m running because the taxpayers have to push back against the politicians, we have to stand up,” he said. “We can’t allow the politicians to keep making the decisions and take our states in the wrong place without holding them accountable. If I lose, my life goes on. I’m going to continue to be involved in the community, I’m going to continue to educate, figure out ways to help those who are less fortunate without government help. Because I truly believe once we do that, we can tell the government, ‘We don’t need your help, we have it under control,’ and we can roll back those programs. “The way I’ll be different from Barbara Sears is that every bill that comes before me, if I’m in the Statehouse, I’ll look at it and say, ‘Will it grow the government or will it shrink the government?’ That’s going to be my mantra. If I vote for it, it’s because it’s going to shrink government and increase our liberty.” ✯

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Lutherans open Thrivent to all Christians By David Yonke EDITOR, TOLEDOFAVS.COM David.Yonke@ReligionNews.com

For the first time in its long history, Thrivent Financial is not just for Lutherans. The 111-yearold financial MOELLER services firm began taking applications this month from all Christians. “We feel like we’re being called to serve more people,” said Dick Moeller, chairman of the board. The change from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans to just Thrivent Financial was not a simple response to declining membership in the Lutheran church, Moeller said, although that factor was discussed during the lengthy transition talks. It’s more about having a longterm strategy to share the company’s Christian business principles

with more people, he said. “I believe we’ll look back 50 years from now and believe that that was the single most important thing in this decade for Thrivent in terms of the changes that have come about,” Moeller said. “It will open many, many new doors for us in terms of our ability to expand and help our members and communities.” The Minneapolis-based Fortune 500 company has provided more than $17 billion to members in its history and will now be able to broaden such efforts, CEO Brad Hewitt told the 1,600 members at the March 13 regional meeting at the Henry Ford Museum. Moeller said many members had expressed wanting their relatives who were Christians but not Lutherans to be able to benefit from Thrivent’s insurance policies and financial services. The company will use the Apostles’ Creed — a statement of Christian belief dating back to the 4th century — as the determining factor in whether a person is eligible to join Thrivent. O

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Nick Mariano “lives and dies” by his iPad. He got his first one five years ago and won’t be seen at meetings, in conferences or at the front office without it. As principal of Toledo School for the Arts (TSA), he dreamed of bringing the technology to students. Last March, Mariano got his wish. After working with board members and diverting textbook funds, he equipped every student and teacher with an Apple iPad. The device can be found in the hands of students everywhere in the charter school, from hallways and classrooms to studios where dancers review their choreographed moves. The iPads initially cut down on paperwork and put information at students’ fingertips, but this winter, they did what teachers and Mariano could not have predicted: They allowed students and teachers to stay connected during subzero temperatures and school cancellations caused by the level three snow emergencies. “With this being one of the harshest winters on record that caused most schools a loss of valuable teaching time, it was the optimal year to bring new technology into the classroom,” Mariano said. “Despite the snow, TSA was able to keep the educational process moving forward even though students were not in the building.” During the polar vortex in January, students logged onto the school’s website to watch videos and find assignments. They posted homework, held discussions and created videos. The iPads allowed the school to make up two snow days, and their success with students was evident, Mariano said. “The sophomore class was given a project and 95 percent of the students completed it online and submitted it on time while home on a snow day,” he said. The TSA board of directors decided to invest $117,000 a year for three years to lease 700 iPads as part of their plan to transition the school away from textbooks to iPads for all of its students, board member Rob Koenig said in an email. The iPads were paid for by redirecting the school’s annual $100,000 textbook budget, Koenig said. The iPad initiative “revolutionized” the school’s curriculum, he said, and readied students for state achievement tests which will soon be admin-

istered by computer or iPad only. “The iPad deployment went extremely well and the new technology positively impacted the learning environment at TSA beginning on the first day of school,” Koenig said. “The faculty and students embraced this change quickly and the effect has been more powerful than we could have hoped.” Mariano said the iPads have been so successful that students no longer use the school’s computer labs. On March 17, two computer labs were devoid of students who were instead gazing into their iPads from their classroom desk or carting the device between classes. Students said the device cuts back on what they have to carry and overall creates an easier learning experience. “[The iPad] is definitely a great tool and learning experience for me,” said senior Tyler Fowler, who was a firsttime iPad user. “We have to do [homework] anyway, the iPad made it a little more bearable.” The iPads are being used for simple tasks such as “read the next chapter” as well as more difficult assignments like creating videos, Fowler said. During a snow day, he used it to write a paper after watching a documentary on slavery. “I really like [the iPad]. It keeps me organized,” said sophomore Drew Longmore, who got her first iPad for Christmas a couple of years ago. “I am the biggest paper-loser ever.” Longmore used the iPad to videotape her mother modeling clothes as Longmore voiced-over the names of the clothes in Spanish. “I’m tech-savvy so I was really happy [to get an iPad],” said junior Roan Martin. “I love typing rather than writing and all resources are in the same place.” Martin said the school is teaching responsible use of the iPad. Administrators restrict email use and students are not allowed to download any apps. “For the most part, students are very responsible,” Mariano said. Mariano will be part of a group that will speak May 6 at Bowling Green State University on how to continue lessons during calamity days. The iPads as a learning tool will be a major part of that discussion, he said. Students at Maumee Valley Country Day School, a private school in South Toledo, also use iPads as part of their curriculum, said teacher Lisa Behnfeldt. The school purchased the devices

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two years ago and has put them in the hands of learners as young as 2 ½ years old up to 12th-graders, Behnfeldt said, who teaches first and second grades. Every student in the middle school has their own device they can take home with them and other students use the iPad during the school day.

“It’s been two years so initially it was using the apps more as a tutoring usage — more as support — but now that we’ve had a couple years under our belt we’re using it more as a creative tool. It’s finding apps, creating books or creating math solutions,” Behnfeldt said.

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Now that Joy Andrews’ daughter is away at college, her former bedroom has become a storage room for homemade bars of soap, lotions and lip balms. The products are part of Andrews’ business, Duet Body Care, featuring all-natural products made in her kitchen and basement, usually during time off from her full-time job. The business was indirectly inspired by Andrews’ mother, a fiveyear cancer survivor. While seeing an oncologist, her mother was told taking care of the body, by eating organic for example, is important. “It just started me on this path of trying to introduce more organic and all-natural things into our lives and our family’s lives,” Andrews said. Eventually, not only were they eating better, but Andrews said she started using better cleaning products to reduce chemicals used around the home. In her research, Andrews learned more about all-natural soap and body products. “My interest in treating our bodies like we want to care for them, by reducing the amount of chemicals and bad stuff that we take in, has transformed into a hobby,” Andrews said. Andrews said caring for others is just as important and she uses Duet Body

Care to give back to her community. “Along with this idea of putting good stuff in our bodies, I’ve always used cooking and things like that to show my love for people,” Andrews said. “I’ve put a lot of care into cooking from scratch and providing my family with really wholesome ingredients.” While making her own soap, friends would ask if Andrews would sell them some. “I couldn’t get excited about just selling stuff,” she said. “But I could get excited about doing something for someone. … It’s in line with my whole philosophy, which is just putting my whole self into stuff that I make for other people so that they have the best I can offer.” Because her mom volunteers for local nonprofit Food For Thought, Andrews could think of no better way to collaborate and give back. “[My mom] always talks about how little people have. … Basic hygiene stuff, it’s just not available,” Andrews said. “That has really just resonated with me. … I guess it just kind of evolved.” The collaboration between Duet Body Care and Food for Thought was officially launched Feb. 13. For each product sold, an equivalent product is donated to Food For Thought, a local social justice organization “dedicated to feeding the hungry and offering dignity … to anyone in need,” ac-

cording to its website. “Duet is a great example of what I would call a thoughtful company,” said Food for Thought’s Chief Thought Officer Sam Melden. “[Hygiene products] are endangered items in essence because food banks typically don’t carry them and SNAP benefits, or food stamps, don’t cover them. With cuts to food stamps and people constantly having to make choices, Duet steps in and says ‘Why don’t we make access to these items a little more available?’” More than 100 products were donated the first week, Andrews said. “I really liked the idea of being able to give to people something they wouldn’t be able to maybe get on their own,” she said. “It’s more than just buying soap. ... [Service work] is something that my husband and I believe in anyway.” A lot of research went into learning how to make the product. “I bought books, I watched videos,” Andrews said. “I probably did research and educated myself for a couple of months before I tried my first batch, just to make sure I was comfortable with how to handle the ingredients and not get hurt.” Her line of body care products can be purchased online at duetbodycare. com. Prices ranges from lip balm for $3, soap for $7 and lotion for $10. Shipping is free. ✯

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That being said, we need to dist’s simultaneously the curse and the blessing of rooting for mid-major cuss what happened in Ypsilanti on March 18. teams in college basketball. Eastern Michigan (yes, the team Once the conference tournaments end and the postseason tournaments that handed Toledo the loss that begin, you’re not very likely to see likely kept them out of contention for an at-large touryour team for the rest of nament berth) broke the year. Unlike those in open the piggy bank the big conferences that to host a first-round could end up seeing each game of the CIT. other later down the line, Pretty cool: The there are simply not the Eagles had a great numbers for it to happen season, put together with the mid-majors. a decent run to the For the Mid-Amersemis of the MAC ican Conference (MAC) Tournament (losing to this year, it was one team Shaggy CULBREATH eventual champ Western in the NCAA Tournament, one team in the National Invi- Michigan) and finished the season tation Tournament (NIT) and three with 21 wins. For EMU to go to any in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason tournament is an accomplishment; Lord knows their athletic programs Tournament (CIT). That means you’re able to — hell, have struggled. Norfolk State came into the Convoencouraged to — root for these other MAC teams in an effort to bring honor cation Center — and walked out with a to the conference. Just look at the At- 58-54 loss wrapped around their neck. lantic 10: six berths in the NCAA EMU netted its 22nd win — which ties Tournament, because their teams its record for most in a season since the 1990s — and advances to the next keep showing up. So while the University of To- round of the tourney. The bad news was that barely anyledo men are already out of the postseason after their March 19 loss body saw it. The announced attenagainst Southern Miss, I’ll still pull dance was 373. Ouch. You know when you suspect there’s for the other teams from the MAC to succeed. A stronger conference is a a bad situation happening somewhere (either at work or in someone’s home) good conference.

and you don’t say anything — until there’s that one moment of clarity where something has to be said in order to address the issue? That moment of clarity was Tuesday night. We all know Eastern Michigan is low in the pecking order up in the mitten. If the University of Michigan considers Michigan State its “little brother,” that makes Western and Central Michigan distant cousins that come in for Thanksgiving and EMU some horror story from an episode of “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.” The stepchild kept under the stairs and fed used coffee grounds. Even Lake Superior State University gets more respect — like the cool uncle who comes around and gives you $300 to spend on clothes and tells you about the time he got stoned with Jefferson Starship at a county fair. (Before you ask: No, this is not my uncle. My uncle was into woodworking. He made some bizarre, notsafe-for-work things every now and then, but he was a good guy.) But even with all that laid out on the table, 373 fans at a postseason game is a slap across the face to the institution — and the team slapped back. Senior Glenn Bryant took to Twitter to call out the EMU student body: “We FORSURE got the top 5 worst support in the NCAA, it’s almost 30,000 students go to this school smh, y’all at ALL the parties tho”

(“Spelled in context,” I believe is what the newspaper editors call that.) Grammar aside, he’s not wrong. The Convo holds 8,800 people, but averaged 900 this year. This for a team that had one of its most successful seasons of the decade! And yes, many of the kids at EMU are there because they couldn’t get into Michigan, but still wanted access to Ann Arbor. But they have got to show some pride in the institution they are paying money to attend. (Alumni, you’re not off the hook either. The name change happened in 1991. Get over it.) I have a plan, though. Much like a child doesn’t want to play in a sprinkler until he sees other kids doing it, I think us fans of the other schools need to start coaxing the EMU students and alumni to the arena.

We’ll do it by engaging their fight mechanism. Start talking crap about the Eagles. Not in a mean-spirited way, but in a method designed to show that you’re inviting them to fight back. Get them to stand up for their school. Drag the pride out of them. I’m picturing a grand finale march down the streets of Ypsilanti comprised of fans of all of the other MAC schools, culminating in a moving speech where someone asks the Eagles faithful to come to games so they can argue about sports like real fans! It’s a silly idea, sure. But I like having the Eagles around. I like their water tower. It looks like some of the things my uncle used to carve out of wood. ✯ “Shaggy” Matt Culbreath is sports director at 1370 WSPD.

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A local startup company, MakeMeMakeup, founded by Tresha Heath, recently launched its first iPhone app. MakeMeMakeup is a customized makeup service that allows users to design personalized cosmetics using a smartphone application. “We started with the iPhone now and hope to add apps for the iPad, Android and other Web-based applications later this spring and summer,” Heath said. Heath said the app is free and allows customers to design a custom lip gloss for $20, which includes all shipping and handling costs. “We started with lip gloss since we knew it would be the most popular and plan to add more products such as lipstick, cream blush and a full line of cosmetics,” she said. Heath started her company to bring custom-blended cosmetics to the mass market, primarily targeting women age 25-50. The firm has surpassed $30,000 in actual sales and continues to see significant growth, she said. MakeMeMakeup won first place and a prize of $2,500 in the first Pitch & Pour business competition for startups held by the University of Toledo Business Incubation Program in May 2013. Heath said the company used that prize money to purchase stock and operating materials for the business, adding that UT has facilitated additional funds for branding and marketing of the firm’s products. Toledo-based North Design did a great job of designing a logo and website for MakeMeMakeup, Heath said. North is an advertising and new media agency specializing in the creation of branding, marketing,

and communication tools. Originally from Perrysburg, Heath worked as a celebrity makeup artist for 20 years in Chicago, Miami, New York and Los Angeles. She and her husband, Blaine Graboyes, recently returned to the Toledo area for his job. Heath is currently the sole owner of the business but said she will actively seek investments through Series A funding during the next 12 months. Heath said she will use the money raised for trademark work, doing market research through UT, launching additional apps and opening a kiosk in Toledo this summer. The plan is to open additional kiosks in various regions of the country based on the market research results.

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Heath and MakeMeMakeup participated in The Mix: Black + White fundraising event for The Arts Commission on March 15 at the retail level at One SeaGate. The firm was one of numerous vendors that sold its products to raise funds for The Arts Commission. Health said she sold nearly $500 worth of custom cosmetics at the event with a good portion of that amount going to The Arts Commission. “We raised $32,000 so it was a successful and fun event for us,” said Jennifer Jarrett, deputy director of The Arts Commission. The Mix featured a silent auction of fine art by local artists, a mini workshop by local artist Mary Gagnier, a raffle, a selection of gourmet cuisine from the area’s top chefs representing 14 restaurants and an evening of live music and entertainment. About 450 patrons and 100 volunteers attended the evening event, Jarrett said. For more information, visit makememakeup.com. ✯

n Tresha Heath, owner of MakeMeMakeUp, mixes cosmetics in a test tube at the most recent Pitch & Pour event, held Jan. 30 at the university of Toledo. MAKEMEMAKEUP WON THE FIRST PITCH & POUR, in May 2013.

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When she’s not doing homework for honors classes or participating in extracurricular activities at Sylvania Southview High School, 17-year-old Claire Coder is running a successful national business called There’s a Badge for That. As a young business owner, Coder said she attributes her success to the Three P’s: “Passion, poise and professionalism.” “I love what I do, and I do what I love. It’s what my mom always instilled in me,” Coder said. “I’m always listening to my customers and looking for new ways to meet their needs. I want my customers to have exactly what they want.” Coder’s entrepreneurial adventure began when her grandmother gave her a badge maker for Christmas two years ago. Coder created several artistic designs, and after receiving positive reviews from friends and family, she decided to use the gift as a starting point for something even bigger. She began cold-calling businesses throughout town, looking for someone to carry her product. Although she was told “No” during the first few calls, she soon gave a successful presentation to Mary Ann Strayer at Schramm’s Flowers and Gifts and found her first distributor. “Her presentation, her enthusiasm, the way she presented herself during the call — she just won us over right away,” Strayer said. Coder has more than 200 designs ranging from inspirational to humorous. “It’s great to see my product out and

about,” Coder said. “I’ve had a lot of large company orders. I go to the Toledo Museum of Art and they’re all wearing my badges, and it’s like, ‘Wow, I made that!’ That’s very rewarding for me.” Coder’s mantra is “The possibilities are endless,” and she’s constantly looking for new ways to deliver her product to customers. Recently, she began teaching one- to two-hour workshops where groups create their own designs to take home. Attendees have included Girl Scout troops and Red Hat Society Clubs. “This summer I’m hoping to launch something on my website where people can go online and design their own badges,” Coder said. Coder’s business has provided paying jobs for five friends, who help the business grow by reaching out to new markets. Through her online

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Plenty of artists will say their whole world revolves around their music. With Hunter Hayes, it doesn’t sound like an exaggeration. “I live, breathe to make this music in every way, shape or form,” Hayes said in a recent phone interview. “It’s funny when somebody asks me what I’m doing in my spare time when I’m not making music, and it’s like, well, if I’m not on stage, I’m in the back of the bus in my little studio working on demos or writing something so I can demo it so that I can play it live. It’s a big circle for me. ... I never get bored with it.” That single-minded dedication to his music has helped him make a fast impact on the national country music scene. His 2012 self-titled album has topped one million copies sold and given him three No. 1 country singles: “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and “I Want Crazy.” The latter single came from a deluxe version of Hayes’ first album called “Encore,” which included the original album and eight unreleased songs. It was released to coincide with Hayes’ Let’s Be Crazy Tour last fall, which sold out all of its 25 dates. For the 22-year-old Louisiana native, the chance to do his own headlining tour fulfilled a longtime ambition. “This was something I’ve been praying and waiting for for a long time,” he said. “The stage, when you look at the vertical screen we have, keep in mind that was a drawing in my notebook when I was a freshman in high school. And all of these ideas we’ve thrown into the show are things I’ve been thinking about and dreaming about since I was practically in middle school. This is a product of a lot of time and dreaming. “So if anything, it’s been nice to finally put this show on, to finally see it. It’s nice to finally get to headline and get to put on the show, to build the show, not just play a show, but to build an experience and try to make these moments, the way my favorite concerts have done for me.” In all, Hayes has played more than 500 shows since 2011, opening for Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and several other top country stars before his fall headlining tour. In the midst of that activity, he

found time to return to the studio with producer Dann Huff for a month in January 2013 to record the additional songs that appear on “Encore.” But while creating a deluxe album with bonus tracks has become a way for many popular artists to extend the life of an album and generate more sales, Hayes said there was no real game plan behing recording the tunes that eventually landed on “Encore.” “At the time, there were sort of these songs that fell in between the cracks,” Hayes said. “There was sort of this time warp after the record was done being made [and] before it was released there were a lot of songs that I continued to write. Even after the record was released there were some songs that I wrote that by all means feel like they should have been part of the record. I think they would have disappeared had we not gone in and given ourselves the option of saying well, we can continue this story (of the first album).” While many of the new songs fit with the mix of easygoing ballads (like “Wanted” and “Rainy Days”) and mid-tempo acoustic-laced countrypop tunes (“Somebody’s Heartbreak,” “If You Told Me,” “Faith To Fall Back On”) that defined the original selftitled album, two of the new tracks — “More Than I Should” and “Light Me Up”— brought more of a rocked-up, electric side to Hayes’ sound. “I wanted more energy,” Hayes said. “I felt that was something we weren’t worried about when we made the original record.” By year’s end, Hayes was ready to make his next musical statement. He spent December and the early part of this year recording his second album, “Storyline,” which is targeted for a May release. The first single from the album, “Invisible,” was released March 12, and he’s billing this spring’s run of concerts as the We’re Not Invisible Tour. The tour includes a stop March 28 at Toledo’s Huntington Center. Danielle Bradbery will open. Tickets ($35-$49.50) are available on Ticketmaster and the Huntington Center box office. Hayes said the new single is about people who at some point in their lives have felt they don’t fit in and essentially are invisible to others. It’s a feeling Hayes knew well during his high-school years, when he became immersed in music. He said he didn’t have a circle of friends, didn’t participate in many school activities

and even skipped proms in favor of playing gigs. But he was well aware of the pressure to fit in. “It’s always on your mind because you have no perspective. And in high school, that’s about the only thing you can really think about,” he said. “But at the same time, about halfway through high school, I realized, because I had the benefit of getting to play out on the weekends ... I had already kind of found my place (in life). “But I realized it wasn’t important to fit in in high school As miserable as that might have been for the time, I just kept the hope that it would all make sense someday. And by the way, it has. But yeah, I loved what I did. I love what I do now, especially. And it’s always been that. It’s always been music.” Hayes was all of 2 years old when he began playing instruments (he played all of the instruments on his self-titled album) and at age 4 his unique talents led to him performing the song “Jambalaya” with Hank Williams Jr. By age 6, he had appeared on several national television programs, made a pair of videos and acted alongside Robert Duvall in the movie “The Apostle.” Hayes’ parents supported their child’s musical interests from the start, right through his high-school years, when he moved to Nashville, Tenn. in 2008 and landed his first publishing contract with Universal. He got his record deal with Atlantic in September 2010. “They were parents who were extremely supportive,” Hayes said. “Everything I got to do [as a child] was just by natural networking and getting to meet people and getting to play in front of this audience and this person was there and said, ‘Hey, would you come play on this thing?’ Of course, it was a yes, and then that led to another thing and it was kind of a snowball effect, really. My folks basically learned whatever they could about the business really quick so they could manage what I was doing at the time, so they could protect me and they could take care of me. “Nobody in my family had ever been in the industry. So it was a learning process for all of us. I give them all the credit in the world for all of the sacrifices that they made and all the self-education they did just to see me get the opportunities to make music. That’s kind of how that story goes. I took a really big interest in the music and they were like, ‘All right, cool. Here we go.’” ✯

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‘The Voice’ winner Danielle Bradbery bringing ‘Heart of Dixie’ to Toledo By John Benson Toledo Free Press STAR Staff Writer star@toledofreepress.com

To say Danielle Bradbery was a long shot to win season four of “The Voice” is an understatement. The shy teenage singer, without any vocal lessons or stage experience, not only turned the chairs of judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Usher last spring but also wowed audiences. Despite feeling overwhelmed at first, there was a moment when the Texas native discovered her self-confidence and never looked back. “I was so scared, I went into it not really knowing at all what was going to happen,” said Bradbery, calling from Nashville, Tenn. “I was just waiting for something to happen. It was amazing. I think throughout the whole thing there were big steps every time I stepped on ‘The Voice’ stage. “The live shows were kind of when I started to see a lot of difference in myself. A lot of things I did I thought I couldn’t do. I learned a lot about myself at that point. The things that I could do were really surprising.” Invariably, the past year for Bradbery has been one surprise after another. Not only was she the youngest person every to win “The Voice,” but her self-titled debut album featured the Top 20 lead

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single, “The Heart of Dixie,” which has sold more than 360,000 downloads. She toured last summer with Shelton followed by a winter run with Brad Paisley. Now the 17-year-old artist is joining Hunter Hayes’ We’re Not Invisible Tour, which comes to Toledo for a March 28 show at the Huntington Center. “It’s going to be so exciting,” Brad-

bery said. “People know I performed with him on ‘The Voice’ during the live shows. That was so much fun. I’m really curious to see this audience.” Bradbery has seen plenty of highprofile audiences of late. Not only did she get to sing the national anthem at the Houston Rodeo but she recently met Carrie Underwood. And no, she didn’t cry. “I wanted to,” Bradbery said, laughing. “I got emotional, but I didn’t let out any tears. I was more excited than anything just thinking to myself I finally got to be face to face with her knowing how much I look up to her. It was a great moment.” When it’s pointed out that Bradbery’s recent success means there are likely thousands of girls who now look at her as a role model, she admitted it’s an amazing feeling. Looking ahead, Bradbery knows sustained success isn’t guaranteed and fame can be fleeting. Considering how far she’s some in such a short while, she seems up for the task. “Nothing is always going to be easy,” Bradbery said. “You have to work hard to get something you want, and you’ll have bumps along the road. For me, I just need to stay true to who I am, and just have friends and family around me to keep me grounded. As long as I have that, I’ll be OK through it all.” ✯

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Dave Coulier loves playing the Midwest. As the sitcom and voiceover star prepares to return to Toledo for a gig at the Funny Bone at Fat Fish Blue on March 21, he noted in an interview with Toledo Free Press that he feels a natural rapport with fans from the Glass City and nearby areas. “I’m from Michigan, and so I know that audience really well. I think they know my style of humor pretty well, so I think we have a pretty good synergy between us,” Coulier said. A native of St. Clair Shores, the 54-year-old Coulier rose to national prominence through his role as Joey on the long-running ABC sitcom “Full House” and as host of the variety show “America’s Funniest People” in the early 1990s. But stand-up is where he started and stand-up is still where his passion lies all these years later. “If you can compare stand-up to being an actor, I get to write the script,” Coulier said. “Whereas being an actor, I’m delivering somebody else’s jokes. And you’re talking directly to the fourth wall when you’re a standup, and in acting you can’t do that. You have to stay within the guidelines of the scene; you keep the information moving within the story. “With stand-up, you can come off the rails, you can veer left, you can veer right, you can back up, you can go to somebody in the audience, if something happened spontaneously, you can focus on that. So there’s a lot of different directions that you have as a stand-up that you don’t just have as an actor.” Coulier first had an inkling that he’d be interested in comedy at a young age, he said. “I had been doing stand-up in high school, and I was always the funny guy in the locker room growing up, playing hockey. You know, you have a built-in audience of 20 guys, sitting around putting their equipment on, so I would tell jokes. It was a great captive audience. “It’s really interesting because — I don’t want to get too heady here — but where my psychological headspace was, when I was first thinking that I was funny, to now? It’s two completely different thought spaces,” Coulier said. “When I was first starting out,

I had confidence just because I didn’t know any better. I just thought, ‘Hey, I’m funny! Everybody thinks I’m funny, so I’m just going to get on stage and be funny!’ So there was a certain naiveté that I had — call it confidence or whatever it was — I was very sure of myself, just because I’d been goofing around with people my entire life.” Of course, anyone who has watched Coulier perform knows his stock and trade is his amazing talent for mimicry and impersonation — his stable of imitations reads like a who’swho of modern pop culture history. How early in his stand-up experience did the voices become his M.O.? “That was my only M.O.,” Coulier said with a laugh. “It was what set me apart from other comedians, the ability to be able to do voices and do sound effects with my mouth and be musical. “With my style, I’ve always thought of myself as a glorified birthday clown. And in my head, that’s my operating system. I’m like, OK, I’m not up there to be heady, I’m not up there to be politically savvy, I’m not up there to lampoon current events. My job is to go up there and make people forget that maybe they lost their job or that times are really tough. And just go up, let’s have a lot of laughs and have fun for an hour.” And as he continues to travel the country bringing that sense of fun to audiences, he noted how far he has come — from making a few guys laugh in the locker room to accomplishing more than his wildest dreams could have foreseen. “I also didn’t know what the odds were stacked against me. I never thought about that, I never thought, ‘Gee, no one goes from St. Clair Shores, Mich., goes out and gets on a sitcom.’ I never thought about that. That was never in my thought process. My thought process was, ‘Just go and enjoy the heck out of this, the further you get is all gravy.’ “And everything I wished for came true. I wanted to do ‘The Tonight Show’ with Johnny Carson. I wanted to work with Mel Blanc and do cartoon voices. I wanted to work with Jim Henson. I wanted to host a series. I wanted to be an actor, I wanted to be in movies, I wanted to star in a sitcom. I wanted to do all of these different things, and so I wished for the sky. And so, my wish list came true. I’ve just been so dog-

Michigan native Dave Coulier to bring comedy to Fat Fish Blue.

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STAR @ the movies ‘Need for Speed’

James A. Molnar, film editor: ”This movie could use some speed and a quicker pace — it’s kind of long at over two hours. And it also needs a lot of body work. The story at times leaves quite a bit to be desired. Aaron Paul doesn’t work as the lead character, nor is he given anything good with which to work. Imogen Poots, Michael Keaton and a pretty awesome car chase in downtown Detroit save this movie from total boredom.”

Cleveland Film Festival boasts 300-plus films in 12 days in 38th year

Dave Coulier got his comedy start cracking jokes to his hockey teammates in St. Clair Shores, Mich.

The 38th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) kicked off at Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland on March 19. The 12-day festival showcases more than 180 feature films and more than 160 short films from 68 different countries CIFF is the largest film festival between New York and Chicago, according to Patrick Shepherd, associate director of CIFF. In 2013, attendance for CIFF was more than 93,000, a record. On a typical day there will be around 40 films screened between 9 a.m. and midnight. On Fridays and Saturdays, there are late-night screenings that start around 11:30 p.m. For a second year, CIFF has connected specific films with nonprofit organizations in Toledo. Film screenings include “Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia,” “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine,” “One: A Story of Love and Equality” and “Men with Balls.” CIFF runs through March 30. Find more information and a schedule at clevelandfilm.org. Toledo Free Press is a media sponsor. (For a $2 ticket discount, use code: TOLEDO). ✯

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gone lucky that everything came true. And so then, I reached a point that, I have to build a whole new wish list.” Coulier will play the Funny Bone

at Fat Fish Blue from March 21-23 at Levis Commons in Perrysburg. For more information, contact Fat Fish Blue at (419) 931-3474. O

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What’s what, where and when in NW Ohio

Compiled by Matt Liasse Events are subject to change.

MUSIC

The Ark

This intimate venue showcases acts from the A-list to the lesser known. 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451, (734) 761-1800 or www.theark.org. ✯ Riders in the Sky & Say No More, It’s Freddy Labour: 8 p.m. March 21. ✯ The Ben Daniels Band: 8 p.m. March 22. ✯ Junior Brown: 7:30 p.m. March 23. ✯ Cabinet: 8 p.m. March 24. ✯ Take a Chance Tuesday with Jake Clemons: 8 p.m. March 25. ✯ The Ark’s Open Stage: 8 p.m. March 26. ✯ Stolen Silver: 8 p.m. March 27.

Bar 145º

This venue features burgers, bands and bourbon, if its slogan is to be believed. $5 cover. 5304 Monroe St. (419) 593-0073 or bar145toledo.com. ✯ My Sister Sarah: March 21. ✯ The Hot Sauce Committee: March 22.

Barr’s Public House

“Our House, Your Pub” focuses on craft beer, hand-crafted specialty drinks and martinis, a wellrounded wine selection and an eclectic food menu. 3355 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee. (419) 866-8466. ✯ Kyle White: March 21. ✯ Randy McIntire: March 22. ✯ The Eight Fifteens: March 27.

Bronze Boar

Be sure to check out this Warehouse District tavern’s namesake, overhead near the entrance. 20 S. Huron St. (419) 244-2627 or www.bronzeboar.com. ✯ Open mic: Thursdays and Mondays. ✯ Curl Appeal: March 21. ✯ Stonehouse: March 22. ✯ Steve Finelli and Oliver Roses: March 24. ✯ Steve Kennedy: March 27.

Cheers Sports Eatery

This family-friendly eatery dishes up live per-

formances … and Chicago-style pizza. 7131 Orchard Centre Drive, Holland. (419) 491-0990. ✯ Zak Ward: March 22.

rester’s On The River from 5-9 p.m. on March 26. Forrester’s “Wine-Down Wednesday” specials are featured as well.

Dégagé Jazz Café

Frankie’s Inner-City

Signature drinks, such as pumpkin martinis, plus live local jazz performers. 301 River Road, Maumee. $5 weekends for cafe seating. (419) 794-8205 or www.degagejazzcafe.com. ✯ Ramona Collins: March 21. ✯ Ramona Collins: March 22. ✯ Gene Parker: March 25. ✯ Gene Parker & Friends: March 26.

The Distillery

The mic is open on Sundays, but paid entertainers rock out Fridays-Saturdays. 4311 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 382-1444 or www. thedistilleryonline.com. ✯ Live Trivia with DJ Brandon: Tuesdays. ✯ DJ Rob Sample: Thursdays. ✯ Guitar-eoke with Zack Ward: Sundays. ✯ The Bridges: March 21-22 ✯ Johnny Rodriguez: March 26. ✯ Dan Stewart Trio: March 27.

Doc Watson’s

Named in honor of the owners’ forefather, this bar and restaurant serves a variety of dishes and entertainment. 1515 S. Byrne Road. (419) 389-6003 or docwatsonstoledo.com. ✯ Jeff Stewart: 10 p.m. March 21. ✯ Steve Kennedy: 10 p.m. March 22.

Evolution

A club “for the mature crowd,” Evolution offers $5 martinis on Thursdays and the occasional live musical performance. 519 S. Reynolds Road. (419) 725-6277 or clubevolutiontol.com. ✯ Feel Good Fridays: Fridays. ✯ Sensational Saturdays: Saturdays.

Forrester’s On The River

26 Main St. (419) 691-2626 or forrestersontheriver.com. ✯ Jazz lovers are invited to enjoy “The HFactor” with Hugh Ross, a radio show which airs on the University of Toledo’s radio station, WXUT 88.3 FM from 2-6 p.m. on Saturdays and 4-6 p.m. Sundays. Anyone can join him at For-

Toledo’s venue for rock. Tickets vary between $5 and $14, unless otherwise noted. 308 Main St. (419) 693-5300 or www.FrankiesInnerCity.com. ✯ Thick As Blood, Legion, Leaders, Face All Fears, Arson, Titans: 5 p.m. March 21. ✯ Restriktid Presents A March Massacre Showcase featuring Joe Vance-Restrikted, Shotty, 10/31, Rey V & DBoi, Quarter, J. Davies, Lil Spliff, DJR: 9 p.m. March 22. ✯ Blue Felix, The Righteous Vendetta, Pure Adrenaline, Minds Eye View: 8 p.m. March 23. ✯ Close To Home, Famous Last Words, Phinehas, Climates, Behind Her Smile: 6 p.m. March 24. ✯ Rock and Roll Karaoke! Hosted by DeeJay Zman: 8 p.m. March 27.

Glass City Café

Jazz on the Maumee

The Art Tatum Jazz Society will provide smooth, cool “Twilight Jazz” along the river, appetizers included. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Best Western Premier Grand Plaza Hotel’s Aqua Lounge, 444 N. Summit St. $5-$15. (419) 241141 or www.arttatumsociety.com.

Mainstreet Bar and Grill

Ronn Daniels performs weekly at this pub. 8-11 p.m. Thursdays, 141 Main St. (419) 6976297 or www.toledomainstreet.com. ✯ Occupy Hip Hop with Myke Vegas, J Diamond Keys, FIf Element, possible Influence, Sixx Digit, That Boy and t-jaks: 8 p.m. March 21. ✯ Whitey Morgan & The 78s: 9 p.m. March 22. ✯ Rehab with Angels Cut: 7 p.m. March 25. ✯ Rap Rumbles: Rook Roca, Buddy Love, Gentlemen of Leisure: 8 p.m. March 27.

The Village Idiot

Stella’s

Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull

This small venue offers musical accompaniment for its Saturday brunches. 10 a.m., 1107 Jackson St. (419) 241-4519 or www.glasscitycafe.com. ✯Bluegrass Breakfast featuring The Blowing Grains: 8 a.m. March 22.

Nouveau cuisine gets a helping of music Thursdays through Saturdays. 104 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 873-8360 or www. stellasrestaurantandbar.com. ✯ Meaghan Roberts: March 21. ✯ Johnny Rodriguez: March 22. ✯ Eddie Molina: March 27.

The GOOD, The BAD and The BLUES

SWINGMANIA

The Hollywood Casino Toledo offers musical distractions from all the lights, noise and jackpots. 777 Hollywood Blvd. (419) 661-5200 or www.hollywoodcasinotoledo.com. ✯ Distant Cousinz: 9 p.m. March 21. ✯ Jimmy Walker: 10:30 p.m. March 22.

With its focus on swing music, Jeff McDonald’s group of musicians provides a peek into another era, with music from bandleaders such as Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, the Dorseys and more. With combos from trio to full orchestra, the group provides music for all occasions. (419) 708-0265, (419) 874-0290 or www.swingmania.org. ✯ Trotters Tavern, 5131 Heatherdowns Blvd., (419) 381-2079: 8 p.m. Tuesdays. ✯ Ye Olde Durty Bird, 2 S. St. Clair St., (419) 243-2473: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Hamway’s on the Main

Two Buck Yuks

The Black Swamp Blues winners will take the stage every Sunday for a set. Admission is $8. Caribbean Breeze Restaurant and Lounge, 1830 W. Bancroft St.: 6-10 p.m.

H Lounge

Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights gets a side order of steak, seafood and prime rib at this 30-year area institution. 5577 Monroe St., Sylvania. (419) 885-0290 or hamwaysonthemain.com. ✯ Meaghan Roberts: March 22.

Keith Bergman brings his comedy showcase “Two Bucks Yuks” to The Blarney Event Center every Wednesday night. There will be a $2 cover for the 90-minute shows open to anyone ages 21 and older. 601 Monroe St. (419) 4182339 or www.theblarneyirishpub.com.

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Tunes combined with pizza and booze, some would say it’s a perfect combination. 309 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 893-7281 or www. villageidiotmaumee.com. ✯ Old West End Records: 8 p.m. Wednesdays. ✯ The House Band: 6 p.m. Fridays. ✯ Bob Rex Quartet: 6 p.m. Sundays. ✯ Frankie May and friends: 10 p.m. Mondays. ✯ John Barile & Bobby May: 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Customers can find 30 draught beer selections, daily drink specials and live entertainment seven days a week. 9 N. Huron St. (419) 2442855 or facebook.com/cocknbulltoledo. ✯ Bobby May and John Barile followed by Barile: March 21. ✯ Arctic Clam: March 22. ✯ Dick Lange Jam: March 23. ✯ Dean Tartaglia: March 25. ✯ Danny Mettler hosts Open Mic: March 26. ✯ Captain Sweet Shoes: March 27.

Ye Olde Durty Bird

A full bar featuring frozen drinks and multiple happy hours (4-7 p.m.) on weekdays, plus salads, soups and sandwiches, accompany live entertainment four nights a week. 2 S. St. Clair St. (419) 243-2473 or yeoldedurtybird.com. ✯ Open mic: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. ✯ Swingmania: March 21. ✯ Kyle White: March 22. ✯ Straight Up: March 23. ✯ Phil Gabrielson: March 24. ✯ Stephen Woolley: March 25-26. ✯ Jeff Stewart: March 27. If you would like your event in The Pulse, contact Matt at mattliasse@gmail.com.

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Singer-songwriter offers organic serving of thoughtful music By Vicki L. Kroll Toledo Free Press STAR Staff Writer vkroll@toledofreepress.com

A Thursday morning in Brooklyn, N.Y., finds Jen Chapin loading the dishwasher while fitting in a phone interview. The mother of two boys, 8 and 4, wrote about the balance between parenthood and music for her 2013 disc, “Reckoning.” “My memory of writing [‘Reckoning’] was late at night, as I was stealing moments in between nursing my then younger boy. I was thinking about this stage of my career and thinking about being young in jazz years, but decrepit and ancient in pop music years,” Chapin said and laughed. “I want to make my mark. I want to be making music that’s respected by my peers and meaningful for my listeners.” But challenges come up. “Just dealing with the mixed signals that so many artists get from basically your parents — and I luckily didn’t have that situation,” the daughter of

the late Harry Chapin said. “These signals you get about [how] it’s not going to work, it’s not going to happen, you’re not going to break through, you’re not going to have a career. “Little positive signals that we may get, whether it’s a good review or a kind email or a positive response to a show, those things are so meaningful.” Since her 2000 debut, “Live at the Bitter End,” Chapin has been creating a memorable, introspective blend of folky, urban jazz. Her songs often touch on social issues, including food inequality. “You can never do enough to tell the story of hunger and how so much of it, especially in this country, is invisible,” the singer-songwriter said. “All of us can benefit from re-establishing the human tradition of being connected to our food and connected to the land, whether it’s a window-box garden or our grandmother’s recipe. We’ve lost that as a society. There’s a parallel kind of hunger, which I think is very healthy the way people want to stay connected with food. It’s a way to be reconnected to family, to com-

munity, to spirituality.” She is involved with WhyHunger, which was founded by her father, and is known for promoting food movement initiatives. Chapin will serve up thoughtful

songs when she opens for Brian Vander Ark at 8 p.m. March 29 at The Ark in Ann Arbor. Tickets are $15; doors open at 7:30 p.m. “There’s sometimes a false dichotomy between dance music and

thinking music,” she said. “I want music that makes you move in your chair a little bit. That’s what inspires me, music with some kind of rhythmic tension and groove. I try to combine that with things that bring us all together.” ✯

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By Elizabeth Hazel March 23 – 29, 2014 Events: 3rd – 4th quarter Moon Aries (March 21-April 19)

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Matters surrounding significant others unfold and are revealed in a swift, furious fashion. How you choose to act shows your true character, your destiny. Be willing to gain wisdom from odd, unlikely sources. The course of true love doesn’t run smoothly; time is the enemy.

Amoral, insensitive behavior disrupts connections. People switch allegiances. As things unfold after Wednesday, this may prove to be for the best. Time and attention are valuable; don’t bestow these lightly. Gains and losses are catalysts for external and intimate restructuring.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Amazing thoughts, feelings and conversations bubble up around you. The fountain of life runs full blast, with superior tidings on Wednesday. Your work proceeds quite well; unify your diverse sources. If things need to be restructured, consider options over the weekend.

Towering egos are annoying; how big is yours? The world mirrors your soul this week. What you see was created inside you at some point. New modes of understanding arrive midweek. Gentleness, compassion and humility are a rich soil for love to grow unbounded.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Broad authority to set rules and regulations changes hands. Responsibilities shift in groups, with benefits or status improvements coming your way. Accept opportunities on Friday. Think through obstacles and entanglements blocking your heart’s desires on Saturday.

You attempt to steal fire from the gods as the week begins. Good luck and opportunities abound midweek. Pursue fierce ambitions with vigor. Your domestic environment and group connections are hopping by the weekend. Every paradise has its snake, though.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

People and things at great distances are accentuated this week. Making major transitions is easily done midweek. Relatives and friends share good news and triumphs. A strong, invisible spirit is at work; prophecies come true. Partners are ready to break away from burdens.

The fires of spring roar through your veins, pushing you to be creative and accomplish everything at once. Give others time to catch up! Sharing your feelings midweek is highly productive and attracts support. Anything worth having is worth working for.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

Try to spot the patterns in the crazy tapestry of events surrounding you. Trust intuition midweek in regard to transactions that seem squiffy. Details are revealed on Friday. Get past emotional biases when judging incoming information. Friends and adversaries trade roles.

Love and relationships are a central focus. Partners fulfill missing parts of your character. Recognizing inner flaws is a virtue. Skills and completed projects gain recognition and lead to new quests. Boundaries, limits and distances make love stronger and more resilient.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Combine practical and fluid approaches to technical problems. People who control technology are valuable acquaintances. Transitioning relationships link different parts of your life. Hybrid or composite solutions develop by the end of the week and yield success.

You swiftly leapfrog through a myriad of personal and social events this week. Connecting with others is a joy, with special blessings midweek through children and lovers. Different people offer a chance to display different parts of your personality and talents.

Elizabeth Hazel is a professional tarotist-astrologer and author. She gives readings every Wednesday at Attic on Adams above Manos Greek Restaurant. She may be contacted at ehazel@buckeye-express.com (c) 2014

TFP Crossword

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Mobility Improvements to 402 and 404 Lapier IFB #14-B004

The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) will receive bids for Mobility Improvements to 402 & 404 Lapier. Bids received in accordance with law until Thurs., Apr. 10, 2014, 11AM ET. Pre-Bid Conf.: Mar. 27, 10AM ET, 402 & 404 Lapier, Toledo. For Documents: www.lucasmha.org, 419-259-9465 (TRS: Dial 711) or 435 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, OH 43604. Bidders required to meet the Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity requirements as described in Executive Order #11246. Sec. 3 Compliance Applied.

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• Care Managers (RN, LISW, PCC, LSW, LPC, LMFT, PhD., Psy.D.) • Supportive Care Management Associates • Clinical Care Management Managers • Behavioral Health Coordinator/Lead You can view available job opportunities and apply online before the events. Visit www.aetna.com/working, select Job Search, then select Search Openings, and input keyword OHIO. Aetna Medicaid has more than 25 years’ experience managing the care of the most medically vulnerable. We use innovative approaches to achieve both successful health care results and effective cost outcomes. We have particular expertise in serving high-need Medicaid members, including those who are dually-eligible for Medicaid and Medicare. Currently, Aetna Medicaid owns and/or administers Medicaid managed health care plans under the names of Aetna Better Health, CoventryCares and other affiliate names. Together, these plans serve more than 2 million people in 16 states.

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MinniE Sweet as sugar, friendly and playful, Minnie is the whole package! This lovely 3-year-old female shepherd and chow mix and her three siblings were surrendered to the Toledo Area Humane Society (TAHS)because their owners could not afford to feed four dogs. Minnie was a little shy when she first arrived at TAHS. She has really come out of her shell since being showered with love, treats and attention by the staff and volunteers. Minnie loves to play, especially with her brother Digger. Since she is shy around new people, having another dog around really seems to make Minnie more comfortable.

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Spencer She would love to find a family that would not only give her a home but would also offer a home to her brother Digger! Minnie has been spayed, examined by a TAHS veterinarian, is current on her vaccinations and is microchipped. You may be sick of seeing white snow, but Spencer the 3-year-old male shorthair is hoping to instill some warm and fuzzy feelings about the color. No matter how cold it remains outside, Spencer is there to shower you with warm affection. Spencer enjoys being a constant companion. Whether you’re watching TV or folding laundry, Spencer is always close by sharing in the moment. He enjoys

taking naps on elevated perches, so expect to find him napping on the back of the couch once he makes himself at home. If you’re looking for a playful and affectionate companion, this green-eyed beauty might be a great match for you. Spencer has been neutered, examined by a TAHS staff veterinarian, is current on his vaccinations and is microchipped. Toledo Area Humane Society is located at 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Arrowhead Park, Maumee. Adoption hours are noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (419) 891-0705 or visit www. toledoareahumanesociety.org. O

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