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APRIL 27, 2011VOLUME 102 NUMBER 17© THE HERALD NEWSPAPERS
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TOLEDO- Adult andsenior citizen ridership onToledo Area Regional Tran-sit Authority buses was up
during 2011’s rst quarter 
 because of skyrocketing gas pump prices, according toa review of passenger tripsduring the period by TAR-TA.During the same three-month period, the Author-ity’s Toledo Area RegionalParatransit Service (TARPS)continued to be one of the
nation’s top-ve fastest
growing services for the mo- bility challenged and Ohio’sfastest growing paratransitservice. TARPS passenger 
trips in 2011’s rst quarter 
totaled 61,435, up more than23 percent from 49,892 pas-senger trips in 2010’s com- parable period.TARPS is one of sev-eral services provided byTARTA, including regularlyscheduled service
 
along spe-
cic routes, seven days a
week; Call-A-Ride, door-to-door service in six suburbancommunities; and shuttleservice to Toledo Mud Henand Walleye professionalsporting events. Both TARPSand Call-A-Ride are call-in-advance services to arrange pickup times.“The 17 percent increasein passenger trips by adultsand senior citizens was thedirect result of increased pump prices,” TARTA’s gen-eral manager James K. Gee
said. “We’ve seen gures
that show a gallon of regular gas in the Toledo market hasgone from $2.41 a gallon inFebruary 2010 to a recenthigh of $3.89 on April 13, anincrease of $1.48 per gallonover 14 months.“Additionally, contractservice provided to Toledoschool children during the
rst quarter was down 67
 percent from last year. TAR-TA has had a long-standingcontract with Toledo PublicSchools to provide studentservice,” Gee said. “And,TPS’s new boundary align-ment, announced earlier thisyear, will not change trans- portation guidelines enactedthis past September.”As a result of thoseguidelines, TPS no longer  pays TARTA to transportelementary students wholive two miles or less fromtheir school nor does it payto transport high school stu-dents.
TARTA’s rst quarter 
2011 adult and senior citi-zens usage was up by 94,635trips, or 17 percent, amount-ing to 664,049 passenger 
trips in 2011’s rst quarter 
compared to 569,414 tripsin the same period in 2010.TARTA’s non-TARPS pas-senger trips were 805,607,down 17 percent from969,940 trips in the same pe-riod a year earlier, includingthe loss of 258,546 studenttrips.During April, TARTA isunveiling a new advertisingcampaign to increase rider-ship even more by convinc-ing drivers that, instead of  pumping money into their gas tanks, they should rideTARTA and save money.Developed by Hart Associ-ates of Maumee, the cam- paign strongly urges peopleto take control by “capping”their consumption and “muz-zling” their gas guzzlers.“The idea,” Gee said, “isto convince people they cantake control and use TAR-TA’s services to cut down oncostly vehicle usage.”Print advertising featuresclose-ups of various indi-viduals who have “capped”their consumption in a novelway. Radio commercials, bus boards, outdoor boards
and signage at Westeld
Franklin Park will be a partof the campaign, which runsthrough August.
Also during the rstquarter, TARPS recorded
yet another record month for  passenger usage in March,when monthly ridership ex-ceeded 20,000 for the sec-ond time. March’s TARPS passenger trips amounted to23,481, breaking the recordof 20,450 set in January. Lastyear marked the 14thcon-secutive year TARPS rider-ship has increased.Adult riders increased thenumber of passenger trips paid for by for passes bymore than 38 percent dur-
ing 2011’s rst quarter. Cash
trips by adults also were up13 percent, and trips paid bytokens increased by nearly14 percent for adults.At this time, Gee doesnot anticipate any major ser-vice cuts. “We made major service cuts twice in 2008and another round of sweep-ing changes at the end of 2009,” Gee said. “Currently,TARTA’s level of service is positioned to weather theeconomic conditions.”Gee said TARTA’s costfor diesel, which it now buysweekly, is up. He points out
most of the Authority’s eet
runs on biodiesel fuel, whichis less expensive than regu-lar diesel and results in lower maintenance costs.The price of a gallon of regular gas in the Toledo
area during 2011’s rst quar 
-ter has gone from a low of $2.98 on February 14 to ahigh of $3.89 on April 13,an increase of $0.91 per gal-lon in approximately twomonths.By comparison, the aver-age price for regular gas in
Ohio uctuated during 2010
from a low of $2.41 per gal-lon of regular gas in mid-February to a high of $3.18 per gallon of regular gas onDecember 29. Gas prices for  both years are based on datafrom OhioGasPrices.com.
Toledo-area gas pricesdrive TARTA ridership
up in rst quarter
Southview High School’s Center for PerformingArts will come alive on April 28 – 30 with theproduction of Footloose. Tickets are available at door,from the school ofcel, or by emailing sy_aca_bsh@nwoca.or
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, $9.00 for adults and $7.00 for students andsenior citizens. They are offering a rafe each nightfor a student in grades 1-8 to win a chance to attendthe Toledo Rep Theater
The Sisters of St. Francis Sylvania are proud to announce Sr. Gretchen’s Easter Bake & Craft Sale raised more than$6,000 on Apr. 15 and 16.
 
For the 17thyear in a row, hundreds of area residents ocked to the Sylvania Franciscan Village to purchase bakegoods from Sr. Gretchen’s Easter Bake & Craft Sale. More than 200 people lined up early to buy Polish coffee cake,cinnamon strudel and cranberry nut bread, and assorted candies, just a few of the items. All of the proceeds from thistwo-day bake and craft sale will be used to support the ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis Sylvania.
Sr. Gretchen’s Easter Bake& Craft Sale a Success
For the 14thyear, High
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land has taken to heart itscommitment to tness andawareness of heart diseasethrough the Jump for Heartcampaign. This year, LaurenElliott, third grader, took onthe challenge raising the mostof any student in the elemen
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tary school. Lauren raised$1,023 for the AmericanHeart Association. She statedthat she had help from friendsbut most of the money wasraised in the rst day of hercampaign. She loves jumpingrope so this was a natural forher. She inherits the fundrais
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ing spirit from her father, anassistant Northview Hockeycoach and teacher in theSpringeld school district.His school raised the mostmoney in their campaign.Highland Elementaryraised $8,180 for the Jumpfor Heart campaign. The topve students from Highlandinclude: Lauren, Austin Rick
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Highland Jumps for Heart
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Lauren Elliot, thirdgrade student at HighlandElementary, stands withthe Jump Rope for Heart
campaign fag that will be
proudly displayed along withthe 14 others in the gym.
Southviewpresents Footloose
Photos submitted
The main players vamp for the camera on stage
The entire cast and crew of the stage play, Footloose, in the Southview Center for Performing Arts. Performances will be April 28 - 30.
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On April 8-10, 896 pies wereentered into the 17th AnnualAmerican Pie Council Crisco Na-tional Pie Championships hostedin Orlando. The Best of ShowAmateur Division winner wasPhyllis Szymanek of Toledo.Her creation “Royal Maca-damia Raspberry Pie” took homethe Best of Show out of 301 en-tries in the Amateur Division andwon the Cream Cheese category.Her winning recipe earned her$5000, a Sears Kenmore range, aCrisco gift basket and huge brag-ging rights.Szymanek’s accomplishmentis one that could inspire thosethroughout Toledo’s community,whether it be in pie making ortrying something unique in thekitchen.Here is Szymanek’s awardwinning recipe:
Royal MacadamiaRaspberry PieCrisco Pie Crust:
1 1/2 cups Pillsbury All Pur-pose Flour 1/2 cup Crisco1/2 tsp salt 3 tbsp butter(chilled) 3-4 tbsp ice water2 tbsp chopped macadamianutsIn a mixing bowl, combine
our and salt; cut in Crisco and
butter until crumbly. Add waterone tablespoon at a time untildough forms into a ball. Chill
for one hour. Roll out on ouredsurface to t a 9 inch pie dish.
Lightly press macadamia nutsinto pie crust. Place in pie dishand bake at 425degrees for 12 to15 minutes or until lightly brown.Set aside to cool.
Glaze:
1 cup sugar 2 1/2 tbsp cornstarch 1 1/4 cup water pinch of salt1 - 3oz box Raspberry jello 3cups raspberriesIn a small saucepan, combinesugar, cornstarch, water and saltover medium heat. Bring to aboil. Boil until thick and clear.Remove from heat and add jello,mix well. Set aside and cool for15 to 20 minutes
Cream Cheese Filling:
1 8oz pkg cream cheese (soft-ened) 1/2 cup powdered sugar1/2 tsp lemon juice 8 oz CoolWhip 1/2 cup chopped macada-mia nutsPlace cream cheese in a me-dium mixing bowl and beat onlow speed until creamy. Addpowdered sugar until mixed well.Add lemon juice. Fold in 1/2 of the Cool Whip. Spread 1/2 of thecream cheese mixture into bottomof cooled pie crust. Spread 1/2 of raspberries over cream cheese.Pour 1/2 glaze over raspberries.Refrigerate for 15 to 20 min-utes. Then add remaining cream
cheese over raspberries; top with
remaining raspberries then therest of the glaze. Chill for aboutan hour. Place remaining CoolWhip in a pastry bag with a startip to garnish top of pie makingthree circles around outer edge of pie. Sprinkle with nuts.
Local womanwins pie contest
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At Central CatholicHigh School, 606 studentsearned academic honorsforthe third quarter. Thefollowing students fromSylvania made the honorroll for the third quarter:First Honors (Gradepoint average of 3.9and higher) – JosephBeutel, Nicholas Beutel,Kevin Beyersdorf, EmilyDurbak, Samantha Fisher,Mallory Hunyor, CourtneyIannucci, Brian Kelly,Sara Koelsch, ClaireLangenderfer, ConnorLangenderfer, JasonMossing, Meghan Oberle,Kelsey O’Brien, SamuelPerry, Chandler Rygalski,Courtney Rygalski, BrianSherman, Paul WeanerSecond Honors(Grade point average of 3.5 to 3.89) – KariannaAdamson, SamanthaBurkholder, Aidan Dillon,Zachary Gray, MichaelHunyor, Jesse Oswanski,Michael Ramirez, BlakeWasungThird Honors (Gradepoint average of 3.1 to3.49) – Sarah Glassmoyer,Hunter Riccio, JuliusSwolsky
Central Catholicannounces honor roll
CHICAGO- Thefollowing DePaulUniversity studentshave been named tothe Dean’s List for the2011 Winter quarter.To receive Dean’s Listcommendation, full-time students must earna cumulative grade pointaverage of 3.50 or aboveon a four-point scale.Local students MarisaMercurio of Sylvania,and Molly Ebraheim andZachary Weinberg of Toledo were named tothe Dean’s List.
DePaul Universityannounces Dean’s List
Aries (March 21-Apr. 19)This is a great week for funand play. Get out there and social-ize. If you have been fretting overfinances, now is the time to becautious. Keep your eye on yourcheckbook and don’t run up a cred-it card bill either. You will be gladyou did in the months ahead.Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)Old memories tend to pop upas you find yourself thinking aboutpast relationships. Start looking atthe choices you’ve made and thepossibility of new choices. Re-member to follow your gut instinctbecause it will guide you to whatserves your highest good.Gemini (May 21-June 21)This week you will feel likeyou have a lot more energy. Youwill also be connecting with someold friends. Don’t be afraid to pick-up the phone and call people andtell them how you feel. This is a re-ally good week for communicationfrom your heart.Cancer (June 22-July 22)Making vacation plans? Thismight be exactly what you needto help with your restless feelings.Check-out the great deals that arebeing offered at this time. This is agood time for you when it comes togood luck and good fortune if youchoose to pay attention.Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)Relationship issues come toa head this week as you find thepeople in your life haven’t beencommunicating their needs. Now,all of a sudden, they come out andsay what they feel. The real key tothe health of your relationships is inhow you respond to them.Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22)Money issues get better as youfind the things in your life start tobalance more. This imbalance is areflection of you giving more thanyou are receiving. Giving is alwaysgood, but you need to do it with asensible mind and a kind heart.Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22)There have been a lot of thingson your mind especially when itcomes to decision making. Thisis a good week to make a list andset your priorities. Don’t be afraid.When you come from a space of honesty and integrity, things fallmore easily into place.Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)Spend some time gettingthings organized in your life. Don’tprocrastinate because you will wantto be prepared for the abundantopportunities headed your way.Otherwise, you may miss these op-portunities because you are feelingoverwhelmed and scattered.Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)You may feel drained thisweek and shopping may soundlike the perfect solution. Sadly, thiscould just create some bigger prob-lems. Remember “things” can cre-ate a temporary high, but they willnever heal any emptiness you maybe feeling inside.Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)This week you may feel over-ly confident in matters of the heart.Stay grounded and make sure youare really listening to what yourpartner is saying. Allow yourself to love from your heart and youwill find a deeper understanding of what sharing can bring to your life.Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)This is a great week to spendsome time on yourself and restoreyour energy. You’ve been pushingyourself and now it’s time to takecare of you. Stop thinking so muchand trust that you are being guidedto what serves your highest good.Have faith and trust.Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)This is an important week tolet others help you work throughissues that you’ve been holdinginside. Express your feelings andrelease any negative or heavy en-ergy. Needing someone isn’t a signof weakness but rather a sign of strength and humility.Kimmie Rose is a profession-al intuitive, vibrational astrologer,author, public speaker and radioand television host on CBS Radioand Telos Television Networks.She is available for personal read-ings, classes and seminars. Formore information, please call heroff, Lite the Way, at 734-854-1514or visit her website, www.kimmi-erose.com.
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WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2011
 
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Southview High School presents:
 April 28-30, 20117:30 pm$7 Students/Seniors$9 Adults
 Tickets available at the door or in advanceby emailing sy_aca_bsh@nwoca.org.
 Footloose
 
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 Footloose
Free Toledo Rep Theatre Camp raffle each night for grades 1-8!
The Christ Child’sTheater Vision PilotProgram “All theCaterpillars Turnedinto Butterflies” wasvery well-received.After creating lessonplans, Deanna Harwell,Joan Kaminski, JeanSchussler, Karem Smithand Peg O’Hearn taughtthe four first grades atRaymer Elementaryabout Caterpillars andButterflies.The students read“The Very HungryCaterpillar” and learnedabout the various typesof butterflies the studentsmight see in Ohio, sangsongs about butterfliesand designed chrysaliswith butterflies inside.Additional volunteers,Sue Croci and JudyNemet joined the firstgrade classes, teachersand the other volunteersat Lourdes College forthe live performance of “The Little Cloud,” TheConfused Chameleon”and “The Very HungryCaterpillar.”As a way to continuethe experience eachteacher was given abag with the student’sbutterflies and a butterflycookie for each student.The Tpledo CommunityFoundation is to becommended for theircommunity donationwhich paid for the cost of transporting the studentsto the theater. Based onits success, it is hoped thisprogram will continue.Additionally, TheChrist Child Societyconducted its second“Read Every Knight”program at the schoollocated on CollingwoodBoulevard. The program,named for Rosary’smascot, the Knight, wasa week-long competitionamong each grade levelto read the most minutesduring that period. Bookswere devoured, minutestallied and prizes awardedto the students at RosaryCathedral School.This year the childrenbested last year’s figuresby 6,000 minutes, readingfor 546 hours! Themembers of Christ Childcollected over 700 newand gently used booksfor the students to keepand to refresh the schoollibrary.Storytellers who readto individual classesthroughout the weekincluded Friends of ChristChild Society PeggyKelly and Todd Mahaney,Frogtown storytellerOdessa Rowen, St.Francis de Sales principaland past principal of Rosary Cathedral EricSmola, Christ ChildSociety members SheilaOtta, Mary Kay Solt andCorrine Welch. Roundingout the volunteerswas Lourdes Collegestudent and memberof the volleyball teamHannah Thompson. Co-chairpersons for theprogram were Teri Giacciand Pam Mahaney.
The Toledo SymphonyLeague holdsfundraising gala
The Toledo SymphonyLeague’s FundraisingGala “Tickle the Ivories”will be Saturday, May14 at the Toledo Club.This special evening of gourmet food and musicwill be highlighted bya piano program of familiar classical piecesperformed by Dr. RyanBehan. A Toledo native,Dr. Behan has studiedinternationally andcurrently teaches at OhioState University.Tickets are $125.Proceeds benefit theLeague’s mission tosupport the ToledoSymphony Orchestraand Children’smusic programs. Forreservations, contactTrina McGivern at 419-874-6050.Pleaes send allinformation to Pat Nowak,Sylvania Herald, 5700Monroe St., Suite 406,Sylvania 43560 or e-mailto nowakp112946@aol.com. Please make sureto send information intime for publicationdeadlines.
Christ Child Programs a Success
Raymer students enjoy a presentation at Lourdes College as part of theirAll the Caterpillars turned into Butterflies Program from the Christ ChildSociety.
Pat Nowak photos
Lourdes College volleyball player Hannah Thompson reads to Mrs. Petree’s Class at Rosary Cathedralas part of Read for a Knight.
Letter to the Editor
To the Editor:This is in response to Deb Jennings’ article in yourpaper dated April 20, 2011.She stated that if the levy passes it will cost theowner of a $100,000 home
JUST
$150 per year. Then, afew paragraphs later, she states that she realizes peopleare “tax weary” and that $150 is no small amount forfamilies trying to make ends meet. So, which is itDeb?No, it isn’t a small amount because it’s “just” $150here and “just” $100 there and “just” $50 here and“just” $75 there for all the other tax levies that werepassed years prior. Cosi thank you very much.I’m widowed and it’s just me trying to make endsmeet. My work hours were cut “just” one day a weekso my employer wouldn’t have to lay us off, whichI’m thankful for. Grocery prices have gotten moreexpensive by “just” a few dollars here and “just” a fewdollars there. Gas prices are “just” a dollar more thanlast year. Where does it stop? Perhaps the school boardshould have realized this a long time ago that thingswere getting tougher like I had to when my husbandpassed away and I had to tighten the belt in 2007, not“just” recently when my hours at work were cut.So, sorry kids may have to “pay to play” or walk toschool. There are a lot of things I’d like to do but can’tbecause my pay was cut by “just” one day a week.Learn from this and learn and teach the kids you can’thave everything in life you’d like to have. Learn tomake the best of it and learn the word “NO.” At leastfrom me, you are getting a huge NO on the tax levy.Kathy HookerSylvania, OH
Sometimes I ask myfriends for suggestions onarticle ideas. Recently, agroup of us were discussing awonderful book, “The Help”by Kathryn Stockett. If youhaven’t heard of it, here isa description: “Limited andpersecuted by racial dividesin 1962 Jackson, Mississippi,three women, including anAfrican-American maid,her sassy and chronicallyunemployed friend, and arecently graduated whitewoman, team up for aclandestine project againsta backdrop of the buddingcivil rights era.”One pal suggested I shouldinterview Sylvania maids, inthe style of this book, andput their comments in anarticle. That didn’t seem tofit the nature of this columnbut I like to honor people’sinput, so I came up with acompromise.Tying the topic of household help into anarticle on Sylvania historyis actually quite easy. Didyou know our city once hadtwo indentured servants? It’strue, and the Sylvania AreaHistorical Society has theoriginal documents to proveit.The legal paper titled“Indentures for Binding outa Poor Boy” is dated October29, 1862. It seem s thatHannah Barrington had aneleven year old son namedJames. She was unable tosupport the child and turnedhim over to the CountyInfirmary of Lucas County.Directors there signed overthe boy as an apprenticeto Calvin Hagerman of Sylvania. Young James wasto be taught the trade of afarmer and to live with andserve Mr. Hagerman as anapprentice until he turned21.The document noted Mr.Hagerman agreed to instructthe poor boy, cause him tobe well and teach him inthe trade and occupation of farmer in the best mannerhe could. Further, he wasto be taught to read, writeand cypher and be trainedin habits of obedience,industry and morality. It alsostated he should “providefor meat, drink, washing,lodging and apparel forSummer and Winter and allother necessaries proper forsuch an apprentice...and atthe expiration thereof, shallgive to said apprentice, anew Bible, and at least twosuits of common wearingapparel.”The document was signedand witnessed and filed withthe township clerk for thefee of forty cents. No furtherpaperwork exists in thismatter.The other case involvedMinerva Charter, a six yearold girl. She, too, was turnedover from the Lucas CountyInfirmary. A Sylvaniaman named WilliamLenardson agreed to supportand maintain her as anapprentice, teaching her theoccupation of housekeepinguntil her release at the ageof 18 in 1868. The documentspecified she should be sentto the common school atleast two months each yearto acquire a knowledge of writing and arithmetic, if sheproved “capable of learning.”She was also to receive“two suits of clothing and atestament.”It is assumes JamesBarrington, having turned21 in 1872, was turned out,with his Bible and extra suitin a twine-wrapped bundle.Or did Mar Hagermancome to love the poor boyas a son and keep him onlike family? Perhaps littleJames ran away. We’ll neverknow. I prefer to imagine thescenario that James fell inlove with Minerva Charteron the neighboring Sylvaniafarm, got married and livedhappily ever after.And by the way, I dorecommend you readKathryn Sockett’s book. Thelibrary has multiple copiesin lots of formats, includinglarge print, downloadableand on CDs. Choosingthe audiobook requires aninvestment of 18 hours asyou listen to 15 discs, but it’sworth it as each character hasher own voice.Nothing like Sylvania’sindentured servants, but stillworthwhile!
The Help, Sylvania-style
Thinkingaboutyesterday
 
By SheilaPainter
 
On the Scene
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Pat  Nowak
 

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