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Miss Ohio opens baseball season with National Anthem
By Scott Grau Herald Writer Sylvania native and current Miss Ohio, Becky Minger, was honored to sing the National Anthem at Fifth Third Field to open up the 2011 Toledo Mud Hens home baseball season on Apr. 14. The Mud Hens hosted the Columbus Clippers in what is thought to be the firstever doubleheader played on opening day. A sold-out crowd of 12,825 fans – third largest in the ballpark’s history – were on-hand to watch the Hens fall to the Clippers 1-0 and 7-1 in both contests. In honor of the 10th anniversary of Fifth Third Field and their 25th consecutive year as the Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, the Mud Hens organization wanted opening day to be a bit more special this year and this included having Miss Ohio participate in the pre-game ceremonies. A 2005 graduate of Northview High School, Minger displayed her vocal talent as she sang the national anthem. She was crowned Miss Ohio on June 19, 2010. Last May, prior to winning the her title, Minger was one of 13,200 record-setting fans who packed the stadium to watch American Idol runnerup Crystal Bowersox throw out the first pitch and perform the national anthem. Minger, who graduated from Bowling Green State University last spring with a major in interpersonal communications and a minor in political science, is winding down her year-long reign as Miss Ohio. She has spent the past ten months traveling extensively throughout the state making appearances and promoting

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Levy supporters explain position at community meetings
By Christine A. Holliday Herald Writer The crowd wasn’t too big but the topic of conversation was: the 4.9 mill operating levy that will be on the ballot in Sylvania on May 3. Twenty people met in the cafeteria at McCord Junior High School on April 14 at one of three community meetings held by the Sylvania Board of Education, school administrators and levy chairs last week to learn more about the levy, and to ascertain why supporters believe its passage is crucial to the success of Sylvania Schools. One of the three levy chairpersons, Deb Jennings, opened the informal meeting with a bit of a history lesson about the levy. She recalled that the 4.9 mill operating levy that was passed in 2004 with the hope and desire the funds raised would provide financial stability to the district for five years. Mrs. Jennings explained the levy lasted seven years, much beyond what was expected, but saidd a new levy would be necessary, even with the consistent commitment of the administration and school board to be good stewards of the District’s money. “We can be especially proud of the shared sacrifice of every single employee group, to the tune of $1.4 million,” she said, “but the District needs to come up with money to offset the $3.7 million in expected cuts from the State in 2012. We are looking to sustain what remains after the recent cuts of 120 positions and other cuts.” She continued, “The levy would raise $7 million that wouldn’t be collected until 2012. It would cost the owner of a house with an assessed value of $100,000 just $150 per year. It won’t bring back anything of the cuts that have been made up to this point. Those programs and positions are gone, but the levy will help us preserve the excellence we know and have come to expect in our schools.” If the levy doesn’t pass, there will be cuts to several programs, a loss of 50-60 additional positions, higher class sizes and reduced academic programs, loss of high school bussing and reduction of elementary bussing. Also affected would be high school bussing to Catholic high schools and elementary schools. (Prior to the meeting, District communications coordinator Nancy Crandell also noted all funds for athletics and other extracurricular activities
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Sylvania’s Becky Minger sang the National Anthem in front of nearly 13,000 fans at opening day for the Toledo Mud Hens on Apr. 14. her platform which is entitled “Discovering You, Empowering You:

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would be taken out of the General Fund, which could mean student athletes would be forced to “pay to play” in amounts from $600-$800 per player per sport) Superintendent Brad Rieger acknowledged the failure of the levy, coupled with anticipated 2013 cuts from the State of Ohio of $4.8 million, would “make a tough situation even tougher. It will be challenging.” He added the District would have liked to ask for a higher millage for the 4.9 mill levy that was defeated in November, 2010 but agreed to take the advice of the committee that recommended the 4.9 mill figure. Mrs. Jennings said the levy committee recognizes people are “tax weary” and that $150 is no small amount for families trying to make ends meet. “But,” she said, “There is a value to our community that our schools offer. My husband and I moved here for the schools, but stayed here for the community. What happens here in the schools spills out into the community. This is a community where everyone gets involved in things, and the schools are the cornerstone of the quality of life we all appreciate.” She concluded, “People are dealing with the economic realities of unemployment or downsizing. I would never say that $150 isn’t a lot of money. But I think when you are looking at your menu of items you are going to spend your money on, you don’t get more value for your buck than giving a dollar that goes to a school system.” She encouraged those present to look for more information at www.voteforsylvaniaschools.com and to attend a rally in support of the levy, to be held at Southview High School on PM Page 1 4/6/11 3:23Saturday, April 30 at 9:30 a.m.

Deb Jennings, one of three co-chairs of the Levy Committee, is the parent of four boys who were educated in Sylvania Schools. She led the discussion at a community meeting about the levy on April 14.

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Spring weather continues to fluctuate between warm and cold but that hasn’t stopped the beginning of baseball season. From Little League to the Toledo Mud Hens, teams around the area have thrown out their first pitches and are already well underway into their seasons. The crack of a bat will be a familiar sound for many in the coming months and the crowds will grow larger as the weather improves. Play ball!

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A Movement for Youth Development.” The four main points of Minger’s cause are: building and utilizing a healthy selfimage, respecting yourself and others, setting goals and recognizing avenues of support. Every contestant in the Miss America Organization is required to select a platform. Minger first began competing in the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program in 2006 and has participated in the state pageant five times earning first runner-up decisions in 2006, 2008, and 2009 Winning the Miss Ohio crown includes a $10,000 scholarship and the opportunity to compete for the Miss America title. Minger competed in the prestigious Miss America pageant in Las Vegas on Jan. 15.

Mud Hens center fielder Clete Thomas gets ready with his team during player introductions before the first game opening day.

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Toledo Mud Hens starting pitcher Thad Weber throws his best stuff against the Columbus Clippers on opening day but the Mud Hens lost both games of the double-header 1-0 and 7-1.

U-11 Sylvania Mavericks pitcher Andy Riggs lets one go in his team’s season opener. The Mavericks lost to the Ohio Cardinals in the game at Pacesetter Park. Riggs and his teammates are part of the travel team coached by Spike Holliday and Charlie Brown.

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Staples do a.m., withto tasty luncheon forestry program and an not need to be removed but rink for impromptu games marry anyone in you. and the fashion extravaganza. pushing people away fromthe world, out of town. from Day observance. Sylvania paper cannot be in binders or who would it be?’ I was has met these standards for with neighborhood kids. It For more information call Capricorn Leo have binder clips. Last year 419-885-5733. to transition lucky enough 22) be first twenty-nine years, leading to was difficult (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) (July 23-Aug. to runner-up, beaten by Bean Balancing your time this week for all about 400 vehicles dropped —to Tam-O-Shanter because Lately you may have been a better quality of life off 16,720 pounds of paper Queen you are heading in will of our struggle. 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The Bean Queen year 500 trees are being as account numbers, social to have a community talent show at the Burnam contest was the highlight planted in Harroun Park to security numbers, names and of the festival, which was replace trees lost to emerald addresses. Identity theft has Building. “
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Taking identity of another: On Apr. 4, at the 7000 block of Elden Drive, a victim reported unknown suspect(s) used his personal information to make fraudulent online purchases. Driving under suspension: On Apr. 5, at Summit and Maplewood, a suspect was stopped for driving under suspension/ ALS OVI related. The vehicle did not belong to the suspect. Arrest: On Apr. 5, at the 5400 block of Grey Drive, Ian M. Ivan, 30, was found at home with a warrant for operation of a vehicle at stop signs and was issued a summons. Felonious Assault: On Apr. 5, at the 5600 block of W. Alexis Road, a suspect attempted to cause serious physical harm to both victims with a steak knife. Arrest: On Apr. 5, at the 5400 block of Grey Drive, Ann Marie Malone-Moody, 30, was found at home with a warrant for permit operation without license and was issued a summons. Police report: On Apr. 5, at the 6700 block of Erie Street, a person requested police make a report to document damage done to her residence. Arrest: On Apr. 5, at the 6700 block of Monroe Street, Douglas A. Keefer, 36, turned himself in at court on a SOE warrant for three days in jail. He was released after rescheduling his days in jail. Drive under influence, sale to minors: On Apr. 5, at the 6100 block of Monroe Street, a 17 year old suspect was stopped for a traffic violation and found to be OVI. A urine test was administered and he was released to a parent. Vandalism, criminal damaging: On Apr. 6, at US 23 and Monroe Street, unknown suspects knowingly caused harm to a vehicle that is used in the owner’s profession or business. The suspects also caused harm to another vehicle without the owner’s consent. Arrest: On Apr. 6, at the 6700 block of Monroe Street, Jason M. Jeffries, 23, was served on a warrant for domestic violence and was released on an own recognizance bond. Police report: On Apr. 5, at the 8100 block of Mitchell, a person reported suspicious circumstances. Criminal damaging: On Apr. 6, at the 4800 block of New England Lane, a victim stated his vehicle was keyed by unknown suspect(s). Theft: On Apr. 6, at the 3800 block of Hampstead Drive,

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a victim stated property was taken from their home without their knowledge or consent. Arrest: On Apr. 7, at the 6400 block of Monroe Street, Alicia B. Walls, 46, was stopped for a traffic violation and found to have warrants for license required, signals before changing course and seat belt required. She was issued a summons. Telecommunications harassment: On Apr. 7, at the 6000 block of Colonial Court, a suspect left numerous unwanted messages to the victim causing her to feel threatened. Found property: On Apr. 7, at the 5600 block of Monroe Street, a dirt bike was found. Arrest: On Apr. 8, at the 6400 block of Monroe Street, Gareth E. Warrington, 47, was stopped for a traffic violation and found to have a warrant for D.D. into. He was issued a summons. Arrest: On Apr. 8, at the 6700 block of Monroe Street, Nicholas R. Mattoni, 24, turned himself in at court on an SOE warrant. He was released after rescheduling his days in jail. Arrest: On Apr. 8, at the 6400 block of Monroe Street, David Fate Drake, 34, was at the location and found to have warrants for DC into, fail to stop after accident and reckless operation. He was issued a summons and released. Police report: On Apr. 8, at the 5600 block of W. Alexis Road, a person responded to a fire call and was concerned about some issues at the listed address. Police made a report for documentation. Drive under influence, endangering children: On Apr. 8, at the 5300 block of Silica Drive, a suspect was stopped for a traffic violation and found to be OVI. The suspect submitted to a urine test. Arrest: On Apr. 8, at the 6700 block of Monroe Street, Mark D. Steward, 37, was stopped for a traffic violation and found to have a warrant for contempt of court. Arrest: On Apr. 8, at the 6500 block of Monroe Street, Hugh D. Thompson, 26, was stopped for a traffic violation and found to have warrants for probation violation- disorderly conduct, display of expired license plates and obstructed license plates. He was placed under arrest and booked at Lucas County Jail. Telecommunication harassment, illegal use of a minor in nudity: On Apr. 8, at the 4600 block of Longfellow Drive, Victim #1 stated she and her daughter, Victim #2, had been receiving harassing texts, picture mail and phone calls from Suspects #1, #2 and #3 for the past six days. Victim #2 also claimed Suspects #1, #2, #3 and #4 took lewd photographs of her while she was sleeping and sent them to Witness #1 and unknown individuals. Forgery: An unknown suspect attempted to use a $5 bill reprinted as a $100 bill. Drive under influence: On Apr. 9, at the 5200 block of Harroun Road, Gary E. Aldrich, 65, was stopped for a traffic violation and found to be OVI. The suspect refused a chemical breath test. Petty theft: On Apr. 9, at the 6400 block of Monroe Street, a pizza delivery sign was stolen from a vehicle. Domestic violence: On Apr. 9, at the 4900 block of Weldwood Lane, Joseph B. Torres, 55, and Joseph J. Torres, 33, did knowingly cause physical harm to one another. The elder Torres also caused physical harm to a third victim. Arrest: On Apr. 8, at the 6500 block of Cornwall Court, Benjamin F. Taylor, 38, was located just outside a residence during an unwanted person complaint. He was found to have warrants for false information to a police officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transferred to Perrysburg Township custody. Arrest: On Apr. 11, at the 6700 block of Monroe Street, Mary J. Gill, 26, turned herself in at court on a warrant for domestic violence. She was released on an own recognizance bond. Arrest: On Apr. 11, at the 6700 block of Monroe Street, Lori E. Shambarger, 42, turned herself in at court on an SOE warrant. The judge released her on bond. Obstructing official business, resisting arrest: On Apr. 11, at the 6400 block of Monroe Street, Chanielle A. Comrie, 30, did hamper or impede a public official in the performance of the public official’s lawful duties. Comrie also recklessly resisted the lawful arrest of herself. Theft: On Apr. 11, at the 4800 block of Parkgate, unknown person(s) entered the victim’s vehicle and took a GPS, iPod Touch and cell phone charger without permission. Taking identity of another: On Apr. 11, at the 6600 block of Maplewood, a victim reported unknown suspect(s) used her credit card number to make purchases.

The Howe School announces Honors List
The Howe School (formerly Howe Military School), a private co-educational college reparatory school for grades 5-12 located in northeastern Indiana, has announced their Dean of Academics Honors List for the fourth six-week grading period of the 201011 school year. Cadet Brett Hendricks, a junior at The Howe School and the son of Valerie Hendricks of Sylvania, received this special award by attaining at least a 3.0 average in his studies in a college-prep curriculum. Cadet Hendricks has attended Howe since January 2010.

Johns Hopkins announces Dean’s List
BALTIMORE- Jiayun Lu of Sylvania was named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for the fall 2010 semester at The Johns Hopkins University. To be selected for this honor, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in a program of at least 14 credits with at least 12 graded credits. Jiayun Lu is the daughter

St. Francis announces honor roll
St. Francis de Sales High School recently announced its third quarter honor roll for the 2010-11 school year. To be included on the President’s List, a student must have an average of 4.333 or better with no mark below an A-. First Honors are awarded to a student having an average of 4.0 or better with no mark below a B-. Second Honors are awarded to a student having an average of 3.000 or better with no mark below a C-. The following students from the Sylvania area were placed on the honor roll: President’s List: Jackson Bonfiglio, Johnathan Britsch, Patrick Davis, Jacob Delo, Charles Filipiak, Louis Filipiak, Joseph Granata, Colin Kenney, Matthew Kirian, Daniel Lenart, Austin McHugh, David Nees and Alexander Wisniewski. First Honors: Joseph Antonini, Skyler Baugher, Drew Bodie, Franklin Bonfiglio, Matthew Britsch, Brendan Brown, William Cameron, Samuel Corbin, Jonathan Fankhauser, Jesse Filiere, Matthew Francis, James Gallagher, Kelan Grohnke, Eric Hinkle, Michael Irvine, Derek Kastner, Nick Kelsey, Andrew Kott, Luke Mallory, Ian McCarthy, Matthew McKee, Jack Meyers Andy Mocek, Tyler Murphy, Connor Nowakowski, Kevin Olszewski, Robert Pfeiffer, Andrew Rutkowski, John Schlembach, Adam Spegele, Matthew Spegele, Tyler Thebes, Michael Wagner, Chris Wasung, Scott Wawrzyniak, Steven Will and Peter Yeager. Second Honors: John Antonini, Jonah Bae, Michael Baugh, Parker Bayer, Jacob Beakas, Matthew Beckstead, Gregory Berning Jr., John Cameron, Tyler Clark, Billy Collar, Bryce Connor, Jacob Corbett, Brian

of Xinfang Lu and Chaoxin Hoh and attended Sylvania Southview High School. Jiayun Lu, who is majoring in chemistry, will graduate in May 2011.

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WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2011

Burglary suspect still at large
SYLVANIA– Sylvania Police have arrested Rolland Houke, 18, of Toledo, Diana Schaub 27, of Swanton and Juanita Osley, 20, of Toledo. The arrests were made in connection to a March 13 armed robbery of a husband and wife on Apple Meadow Drive in Sylvania. A fourth suspect, Shahid McClellan, 19, of Toledo, is still at large and is wanted on aggravated robbery charges. McCellan is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of McClellan is asked to contact the Sylvania Police Division at

Seslar performs in UF Spring Chorale Concert

and Mortar Board Honor Society. The 90-voice choir was conducted by Micheal F. Anders, Ph.D., professor of music, and accompanied by Sharon Vaas. The performance included “Anthem for Spring” from the opera “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Pietro Mascagni, featuring soprano Sandra Agans. Also on the program was a 20-minute choral tribute in honor of the 80th birthday of composer Stephen Sondheim.

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As part of The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio’s Donor & Volunteer Recognition Evening, community leader Richard A. Moore was presented with the 2010 John Goerlich Distinguished Service Award on Apr. 18. This meaningful award is presented annually to a friend of The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio who has chosen to “unselfishly serve the blind community.” The Award is named for Mr. John Goerlich whose substantial philanthropic contributions have allowed The Sight Center to flourish for many years. Richard A. Moore has been a longtime advocate and supporter of The Sight Center. Under his leadership, The Sight Center has grown and developed key relationships with a number of organizations including Paramount Health Care/ProMedica Health System, Toledo Host Lions Club and the Sylvania Sunrise Lions Club. Moore has been active in the organization of the Lions Club

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Fourty eighth grade students and four adult chaperones, from Arbor Hills, McCord and Timberstone Junior High Schools spent part of their Spring vacation touring the sites of Washington, D.C. The weather was very pleasant, which allowed them to take lots of photos of the cherry blossoms, which were in full bloom. The group traveled with Eddie Boggs, of American City Tours. Boggs, who is a licensed Washington DC tour guide, is a retired teacher and counselor of 34 years at McCord Junior High School. A much larger group from the same schools will travel to D.C. in June with American City Tours. Boggs has a long history of taking students to D.C., as parents of several of the students traveling on these trips also made a similar trip with him when they were eighth grade students in Sylvania.

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SYLVANIAThe Sylvania High School Medical Technologies (Med Tech) students are juniors and seniors who are studying to become health care professionals. These students belong to a co-curricular club called HOSA – Health Occupations Students of America. HOSA was founded to promote and enhance the development of future health professionals and is not only a local organization but reaches nationwide; with over 100,000 members and over 30 states with members. At the National level HOSA has partnered with JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) to promote awareness of Type 1 Diabetes and to raise money to find a cure for diabetes. All across the United States HOSA students are working on this project, as well as the local Med Tech/HOSA students. Locally, the Sylvania Med Tech students started with getting the school involved in the project. They hosted a whole school “Cupid Shuffle” and charged fellow students to come “Shuffle for a Cure.” Over 760 students participated in the school-wide event and raised about $1,000 dollars for JDRF. The videotaped Cupid Shuffle was posted on YouTube on Valentine’s Day. The students then

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Sylvania Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a Meeting on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Township Hall, 4927 Holland-Sylvania Rd., Sylvania, OH 43560 for consideration of the following: 1. Variance request for a reduction in the side yard setback for the property located at 5956 W. Central Ave., by CHS Investors, LLC, agent, for Central Avenue Associates, property owner. Notice: The Board of Zoning Appeals will conduct hearings on all issues published within this agenda. All persons interested in or affected by said requests will have the right and opportunity to be heard on the question of granting or denying of said requests. Information concerning said matters is on file in the Sylvania Township Zoning Office and may be seen Mon.-Fri., 8a.m. to 4:30 p.m. By Order of BZA Gary Fitzpatrick, Chairman 4/20/11

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BYRNE ROAD Flea Market every Sunday 7am-12pm. 206 S. Byrne, Toledo, OH (next to the TV station). Indoor & outdoor spaces available. Contact Mark 419-389-1095. Closed Easter Sunday.

072 Help Wanted
PART-TIME TELLER position with First Federal of Delta (Toledo office). Send resumes to PO Box 352529, Toledo, OH 43635. Drug free environment. Equal Opportunity Employer.

100 Services
Moving in or out clean-up & hauling. Attics, base ments, buildings, yards, garages, rental properties & special help for the elderly & handicapped. Foreclosures & Repairs. 419-215-4194. SUNRAY LAWN Care since 1979. Free cut for new customers. Low prices, free estimates. Senior discounts. Call 419-471-0333.

072 Help Wanted
CLEANERS, PART-TIME, evenings. Sylvania area. $7.40/hr. at our Toledo office. 419 N. Westwood Ave. Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm. Drivers license, proof of car insurance required. 419-537-8790.

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put out a challenge to all Sylvania Schools to raise money for JDRF, in a friendly race to raise the most money for the cure. So far Northview High School, Southview High School, Maplewood Elementary, and Arbor Hills Junior High School have risen to the challenge. Each school is completing different activities to raise money- from selling cutout shoes to hosting a student/staff basketball game. The Med Tech students have also been reaching out to the community, working with local businesses. Krogers and other local businesses are being provided with posters and flyers to encourage donations and awareness of JDRF. The students have also approached Wal-Mart and Shmucker’s to donate and/or match the money they raise. The culminating event will be a JDRF Benefit concert on April 30 from 7-9:30pm at Sylvania Northview High School in their new Performing Arts Center. The concert will include performances from Tantric Soul, a local band that headlines at Fat Fish Blue, Skoobie Snaks, a diverse cover band from the Sylvania area, and Mt Fuji and the Eruptions, another local variety band. All the bands have ties to Sylvania with either children attending Sylvania schools, living and working in the area, or are Sylvania school’s graduates. The event will also include a dance performance from Dance FX. A spokesperson from JDRF Advocacy will be a featured speaker at the event. As many as three million Americans have juvenile diabetes and about 80 people are newly diagnosed each day. Local students are working together with the local JDRF to make a difference, by raising money and awareness. For more information about the local JDRF, go to www. jdrf.org/northwestohio.

PERRYSBURG- Fifty students from the Toledoarea and Findlay-area campuses graduated from the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy at Owens Community College Apr. 18. The special ceremonies occurred in the College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre on the Toledoarea Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. “Owens Community College is proud to continue its collaboration with the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission and recognize these 50 individuals for their educational accomplishment,” Robert Albright, Owens coordinator of public service training program, said. “Our nation would not experience freedom and safety as we know it without each graduate’s decision to pursue a career in public service.” Founded in 1970, the Basic Peace Officer Training Academy is offered on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses in cooperation with the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission. As part of the seven-month program, Owens police academy students take courses in patrol operations, firearms, defensive tactics and criminal investigation using modern, high-tech police equipment. Participants receive expert instruction from local police officers, sheriff’s deputies and corrections officers, as well as state and federal agents. Following successful completion of the College’s Basic Peace Officer Training Academy, Owens graduates become eligible for certification as an Ohio peace officer. In addition, coursework earned by police academy graduates will apply toward an associate degree at Owens in law enforcement. Local law enforcement agencies where Owens graduates have been employed include the Findlay Police Department, Fostoria Police Department, Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Lucas County Sheriff’s Department, Maumee

Police Department, Northwood Police Department, Perrysburg City Police Department, Perrysburg Township Police Department, Sylvania City Police Department, Sylvania Township Police Department, Toledo Police Department and the Wood County Sheriff’s Department. The following students have completed the required number of law enforcement contact hours set forth by the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission. Toledo-area Campus Basic Peace Officer Day Academy: James Ball of Toledo Brian Biegajski of Sylvania Kevin Chirnside of Toledo Robert Coulson of Perrysburg Kevin Desparios of Perrysburg Johnathan DeVol of Lambertville, Mich. Nathan Eikost of Walbridge Gaines Fane of Toledo Tyler Gearig of Wauseon Gregory Grieger of Oak Harbor Brittany Heflin of Holland Chad Jackson of Perrysburg Justin Marsh of Maumee Joseph Navarre of Toledo Zachary O’Neil of Norwalk Ross Peters of Walbridge William Pollock of Rossford David Ranazzi of Toledo Rachelle Ruiz-Fane of Toledo Jourdan Rupert of Genoa Andrew Sabo of Perrysburg Derrick Shirey of Toledo Dustin Smith of Napoleon Hector Solis of Toledo Tyler Swerlein of Walbridge Andrew Thomasson of Maumee Richard Torres of Perrysburg Andrew Trumbull of Toledo Toledo-area Campus Basic Peace Officer Night Academy: Andrew Blair of Temperance, Mich. Bradley Clay of Toledo Rebecca Dykyj of Toledo Kevin Huguelet of Toledo Latrice Mickles of Toledo Shannon Nevers of Toledo Tyler Petree of LaSalle, Mich. Kevin Sproel II of Norwalk Findlay-area Campus Basic Peace Officer Academy: John Biggs of Findlay Ryan Canterbury of Rudolph Seth Combs of Upper Sandusky Joe DeWood of Findlay Richard Donaldson of Tiffin Brian Haines of Chardon Joshua Knoke of Bowling Green Drew McClellan of Findlay Ryan Miller of Fostoria Jen Muro of Bradner Candace Pahl of Upper Sandusky John Rank of Arcadia Jake Sigler of Findlay Kody Stickel of Upper Sandusky

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Hurley!s Painting Interior/Exterior Painting Reasonable prices. All work guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 419-882-6753

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Ohio’s Best Hometown The City was selected as one of Ohio’s Best Hometowns by Ohio Magazine for 2010. This is a wonderful award for our community, recognizing our many community assets and the high quality of life Sylvania has to offer. Quality of life issues have always been important to us in Sylvania. Sylvania has excellent schools and a vibrant Lourdes College. Sylvania is recognized around northwest Ohio for terrific recreation programs and venues. Our neighborhoods are safe and well maintained, we have beautiful parks, and our public services are efficiently delivered. We have excellent health care facilities at Flower Hospital. We have an active Senior Center. We have maintained a friendly environment for business and job growth, attracting new jobs and investment. Sylvania has a lot to offer and is a great place to live, work and raise a family. It is wonderful to have our community recognized for all the terrific assets we have. My thanks to all who work every day to make Sylvania a great place and I look forward to even greater things to come. A Busy Year in Sylvania Sylvania is always a great place to be and 2010 was no exception with lots of activities and programs for residents and visitors to enjoy. The 26th Annual Jamie Farr LPGA Classic was held in Sylvania. The crowds were large at Highland Meadows Golf Club, attracting visitors from around the region to Sylvania. As a part of the week’s festivities, “Taking It To The Streets” was held downtown on Thursday night July 1 by the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce. Our thanks to Councilman Mike Brown for organizing a classic auto show with 200 cars, bringing one of the largest crowds ever to downtown Sylvania. The Sylvania Riverball Race was held Saturday, July 17 in Harroun Park to benefit the Sylvania Conservation Corps, with many terrific prizes donated by Sylvania businesses and residents. The 20 junior high school students of the Sylvania Conservation Corps were honored at a family picnic for their many improvement projects around the community this summer. Centennial Terrace’s 2010 Summer Concert Series was held with outstanding programs and performers all summer. The Independence Day fireworks were the best ever. July 23 and 24 saw the inaugural Pizza Palooza which was a great time for all. Olander Park also offered a variety of outside music programs every other Wednesday evening during summer. Olander Park is a wonderful venue anytime during the summer but especially so during their open air music programs on the deck overlooking Olander Lake. The CABA World Series Baseball Tournament was held at Pacesetter Park the week of July 23, bringing thousands of young ball players and their families to Sylvania. The circus came to town on Friday, August 6, with two shows presented under the big top by The Kelly Miller Circus at the corner of Brint Road and Centennial. The Sylvania Sunrise Lions Club sponsored the circus with all proceeds going to benefit those in need around the Sylvania community. The 30th annual Sylvania Triathlon/Duathlon was run August 8 at Olander Park. The event has brought thousands of world class athletes to Sylvania over the years. Also held the day before was the 21st annual Sylvania Superkids Triathlon/ Duathlon, one of the oldest kids triathlons in the country. Arbor Day, Memorial Day, Founders Day, Independence Day, Art in the Garden and National Patriots Day activities and ceremonies were held throughout the year. Later in the year, Children’s Wonderland was hosted by SAJRD at Sylvania Tam O’ Shanter. Many children of all ages attended, and it was a great success. My thanks to all those who worked and volunteered to restore the displays purchased from Lucas County and welcomed visitors from all around the area.

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Progress 2011: Community Connections


Craig Stough

Downtown Sylvania Busy with Many Events Downtown Sylvania was also a busy place this year as the Sylvania community celebrated Ohio Magazine’s Best Hometown for 2010. Downtown Delights was held in the spring, “Taking It To The Streets” during Jamie Farr Week and Fossil Fest later in the summer. The busy year continued in the fall with the Fall Festival, Downtown Delights and Holiday Happenings. The annual Sylvania Fall Festival and Parade was held Sunday, October 17 in a very busy downtown. It was a beautiful fall day with perfect weather. Thousands of people attended, probably the largest crowd ever. The organizing committee also reported a record number of exhibitors and vendors. The Fall Festival parade was terrific as always with the Northview and Southview High School bands in Halloween costumes providing exciting musical highlights. Many school children marched with their school groups, as did community organizations. Senior citizen groups, SAJRD’s Childrens Wonderland and area businesses all had vehicles in the parade. My thanks to the Sylvania Sister Cities Commission who organizes and hosts the Fall Festival and Parade each year. Our sister city of Woodstock, Ont. was represented in the parade by Woodstock Fire and EMS personnel and vehicles and by their Santa Claus Parade chairmen. Woodstock again invited the combined Northview and Southview bands to participate in their November 20 Santa Claus Parade and again helped to finance the band’s travel costs. My congratulations and thanks to Fall Festival Parade Grand Marshall Eddie Boggs for his many years of community service, including annually announcing the Fall Festival Parade. My heartfelt thanks to the many volunteers that made the parade and festival possible, especially Fall Festival Chairman Jane Herwat, Sister Cities Commission Chairman Mike Leiber and Historical Village curator Joy Armstrong. Thursday, November 11 officially started the downtown holiday shopping season with the annual Downtown Delights. The Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce organized the event, with special prizes and activities between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, December 4 the Sylvania Historical Commission hosted the annual Holiday Happenings on Main Street in downtown Sylvania from 4:30–7:30 p.m. Santa Claus arrived in a carriage on Main Street early in the evening and met with all interested children at the old train depot. Carriage rides were provided, as were cookies and punch for all attendees. Flower Hospital 100th Anniversary Flower Hospital celebrated a “Century of Changing Lives” on October 10, 2010. The hospital was founded in 1910 in Toledo to provide a community based hospital with a broad range of comprehensive healthcare services. The hospital purchased land in Sylvania, built a new hospital and moved to Sylvania in 1975. We are so glad they did and congratulate them on their century of service and health care. Flower Hospital is an asset to the Sylvania community, providing outstanding healthcare services to our residents. Flower Hospital is also the largest employer in Sylvania, providing thousands of jobs to Sylvania and area residents. Further, Flower Hospital draws many visitors to our community, seeking the excellent healthcare available on their campus. The Flower Hospital campus itself is a beautiful part of our community. Starting with new facilities in 1975, the hospital has developed around

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The inaugural Pizza Palooza was held on July 23 and 24. Many are businesses participated and over 5,000 people showed up to taste test the pizzas. an ever evolving and forward The City has the highest public thinking masterplan. The vistas bond rating in Lucas County, provided to the community, as lowering the City’s interest rate well as the tallest water column and saving taxpayer dollars. We are fortunate in Sylvania fountain in the region, are truly to have maintained a stronger spectacular. The campus is also economic position than many growing and thriving. Recent of our neighbors. Tax receipts improvements include the have remained nearly level, expansion of its Emergency allowing Sylvania to avoid the Center, development of problems of falling revenues, inpatient psychiatric services raising taxes and/or reducing and Flower Rehabilitation services. In addition the City’s Center, the addition of moderate overall debt burden, outpatient services for cardiac good reserve levels and and pulmonary rehabilitation, financial management practices the construction of a new considered good under medical office building, and the Standard and Poors Financial establishment of the Hickman Management Assessment all Cancer Center, a regional leader contributed to the positive in cancer care. review. The City of Sylvania The credit rating agency, congratulates Flower Hospital Standard and Poors, recognized on its 100th anniversary, and on these factors and awarded the many excellent programs Sylvania a bond rating of AA+, and services it provides to our only one step below the highest residents. My best wishes to rating available anywhere. Our ProMedica Health Systems, location in northwest Ohio and Flower Hospital president Alan relative small size were listed Sattler and the thousands of as the only reasons why the professionals working every highest rating was not assigned. day on the Flower Hospital This is the second credit rating campus to improve our health improvement for the City of and quality of life. Well done Sylvania in the past 14 years. and congratulations! The 12 month notes were rated SP1+ and were sold with Senior Center a net interest cost of .501%. Congratulations The notes were sold on June Congratulations to the 29 and settled on July 13. The Sylvania Senior Center successful bidder was TD on receiving National Securities. Accreditation from the National The notes financed Institute of Senior Centers this $3,250,000 of 2009 year. Only about one percent improvements to Acres, Elliott, of the 15,000 senior centers Roan, Indian Trail, Arrowhead in America have been so Drive and the Olde Post recognized. Road Bridge. The notes also Accreditation is based financed $3,700,000 of 2010 on excellence in nine improvements to Graystone, areas: purpose, community Gregory, Gillingham, Orvieto, collaboration, program Angleview Ct. and the City’s planning, evaluation, financial portion of the ODOT repaving management, governance, of Alexis Road. administration/human Using the notes allowed resources, record keeping and the City to take advantage of facility. current lower construction The Sylvania Senior Center costs without spending down has been in operation for 32 reserves, increasing taxes or years – 24 of which were in the assessing property owners. basement of the old Burnham The improvements will be Building. The last eight years paid for over their useful have been in their beautiful new life. Neighborhood street building on Sylvania Avenue improvements in Sylvania next to Tam O-Shanter. have been made for the past 12 The City of Sylvania reached years without property owner out for help and received assessments. Improving the financial support from the State streets helps our neighborhoods of Ohio Capital Improvements remain attractive and desirable, Fund, the Lucas County Area keeping property values Office on Aging and Sylvania higher. Township to join in paying for the Center’s construction. Personnel Changes Bonds issued by the City are The City of Sylvania has being paid down by regular for many years benefited payments from the City and from hardworking and loyal Sylvania Township. employees willing to work a Prior to authorizing variety of tasks as needed to construction, the City required make municipal government a senior operating levy be efficient and responsive. Many approved by Sylvania City and have worked for the City Township voters to support twenty-five years or more and the ongoing operation of the are now reaching retirement Center. The .32 mil levy was age. passed 10 years ago, renewed 5 The City workers involved years ago, and again approved include all segments of the on the general election ballot City: police, streets, utilities, for renewal in November. tax and finance. Some key The Senior Center annually employees have already retired serves nearly 3,000 area seniors and have been replaced as and about 250 on a daily basis. needed; several more will retire The programs it offers help in the next few years. seniors remain independent The City of Sylvania Police in their homes, decreases Division has experienced isolation and provides significant personnel changes transportation. Programming during the past three years. includes health and wellness, Since February, 2008, eleven education opportunities, new officers have been hired outreach, supportive services to replace officers who retired and recreation. or resigned, almost a third of Our award wining Senior the force. The officers hired Center is an asset to the have all been chosen to help Sylvania community. The maintain the professionalism Center improves the quality of the Police Division and the of life for our senior citizens, quality of police service for our while at the same time making residents. our community more desirable The nine officers who and keeping our property retired had a combined total of values higher. 296 years of experience with the Police Division. That is a City of Sylvania Bond great deal of experience and Rating Raised knowledge to lose, including In preparation for the sale of the retirement of Chief Gerald $6,950,000 of notes financing Sobb in April, 2010. Most of recent road and infrastructure the officers were required to improvements, the City of retire due to their participation Sylvania worked through the in the State of Ohio DROP process of having its credit retirement program. They all rating reviewed, and as a result served our community well had its bond rating improved. and with distinction and I thank

Ohio Magazine named Sylvania Ohio’s Best Hometown for 2010. The community celebrated this honor during Downtown Delights in November.

Flower Hospital celebrated its 100th anniversary on Oct. 10. Flower Hospital relocated to Sylvania in 1975 and is currently the largest employer in the City. them for their many years of service. Captain William Rhodus was appointed Chief of Police in April, 2010, and Sergeant Rick Schnoor was then appointed to Captain in May, 2010. Police Officer Stacey Pack was promoted to Sergeant in August, 2010. All of the newly hired officers brought experience with them from other police departments ranging from 1-1/2 years of part-time experience to 8 years as a full time officer. They came from other police departments including Toledo, Findlay, Montpelier, Fostoria and Lucas County Sheriff. Another officer came from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. I welcome them all. We also have had three telecommunicators retire and be replaced in the past three years. Of the three new replacements, one brought 8 years and another 6 years of experience from the Toledo Police Department. The City of Sylvania will be facing more retirements in other City departments as more baby boomer generation employees reach retirement age. We will seek the best replacements available for the positions and also look at restructuring how the City works to better serve the community. But as with the Police Division, we will lose a great deal of experience, know-how and institutional knowledge. TASERS After considerable study, the City of Sylvania Police Division added TASERS to the equipment carried by police officers. TASERS send out short duration, high voltage impulses that overpower the body’s normal electrical nerve signals causing temporary incapacitation without permanent injury. They provide the officer another option without the danger of physical force or using a firearm. Sometimes just the threat of using a TASER will cause a suspect to surrender. TASERS have been in use by other police departments in the area, occasionally with poor results as reported in the media. The units selected for use in Sylvania are equipped with cameras to record both audio and video when the TASER is placed in the armed mode. Together with required officer training, the new TASERS should be an effective new tool for the Sylvania Police Division. New department policy was developed for proper TASER use. All officers are required to attend an eight hour training session to be certified to carry a TASER unit. The officers also participate in several training sessions simulating TASER use scenarios including deploying training cartridges when appropriate. Sylvania selected TASER Model X-26 at a cost of $814.95 per unit including holster and battery. The recording unit costs an additional $411.95 and will store up to 1.5 hours of audio/video. Cartridges cost $20.95 each. The TASER delivers 1,200 volts, not the 50,000 volts sometimes reported in the media. The amperage of the TASER X-26 is just 0.0021 Amps. compared to 1.0 Amps. for a typical holiday tree light. The low amperage increases the safety of the TASER. Anyone shocked by a TASER will be required to be checked at Flower Hospital for injury. Gateway Progress Sylvania City Council voted to move ahead with several Gateway improvement projects in the Monroe Street area between US 23 and Main Street. The Gateway improvement projects are to update and enhance the area, attracting new businesses and residents. The first project is to improve the appearance of Monroe Street as a gateway to our community heading west toward the downtown. City Council requested engineering plans to bury the lower voltage electrical lines and telephone lines crossing over Monroe Street. In addition, planning is proceeding to install decorative street lights to match the downtown. City Council also approved adding more flowers next year on the Harroun Road bridge and west of the Monroe Street bridges to compliment the flowers on the Main Street bridge and in Seney Park just east of US 23. Planting improvements are also planned for the expressway interchange area. The second Gateway improvement project is to clear land and promote redevelopment of the land south of Monroe Street between Main Street and the North Branch of Ten Mile Creek. The City acquired and demolished the former Nelms Building, adding it to other properties already owned and cleared by the City. Planning is underway to redevelop the land into a new business area to compliment the downtown and take advantage of the riverfront and Harroun Park views. Further, City Council authorized a marketing study be prepared for this SOMO (South of Monroe Street) area to analyze the types of businesses best suited and desired by residents. The study can then be used to encourage those types of businesses and developers to invest in the area. The third Gateway improvement project is the construction of the River Trail along Ten Mile Creek. The first phase of this walking and biking trail between Harroun Road and Main Street was authorized by City Council for bidding in Spring, 2011. A pedestrian bridge will span Ten Mile Creek just west of the North Branch confluence, with a trail spur extending north to Monroe Street. The River Trail will improve and open up this waterfront area for public enjoyment and recreation, and be integral in the redevelopment of the SOMO area. State of Ohio grants were received to pay about 60% of the $1.3 million construction cost. Future grant funds will be sought to extend the trail east of US 23 and west to Silica Road in future years. See MAYOR, Page B4


(Continued from Page B3) Thank you Keith Haddad During City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 16, Council President Keith Haddad publicly announced his resignation from City Council effective August 30th. On behalf of the Sylvania community, I extend a heartfelt thank you to Keith Haddad for his many years of community service to Sylvania on City Council and the many other committees he has served on over the years. His leadership and service will be greatly missed by Sylvania. Keith first became active in the Sylvania community in 1989 as an active opponent to the proposed low level nuclear waste dump in Riga Township, Michigan, just across the border from Sylvania. He was appointed to Sylvania City Council on August 2, 1993 to serve the remaining term of longtime Councilmember Tom Zeigler. Keith was successfully elected and re-elected to Council since then and was the longest currently serving member of City Council. Like many on City Council, Keith worked tirelessly to improve our Sylvania community. Over the years he provided leadership for many community projects and boards. He presided as Council President twice, 2002–2003 and 2008–2010. Keith lead City Council’s efforts to improve curbside recycling and refuse collection. He served as City Council’s representative to SAJRD for several years, and was instrumental in researching and staging bigger and better Independence Day fireworks shows every


Progress 2011: Community Connections
Toning & Natural Health opened their door in December 2009 and continues to enjoy nice growth. As people see results and experience benefits, they share it with their friends. Recently, Barb D. completed her 13 week program with a loss of 27.5 pounds and 18.75 inches. Toning & Natural Health’s unique therapeutic exercise machines move the body through the appropriate range of motions for great results by combining isometrics and repetitive, systematic movements. Other services

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they offer include: reflexology, aroma candling, nutritional support counseling, saliva testing and weight management classes. Balancing female hormones and infertility enhancement are available at the same address. Toning & Natural Health will thrive by providing the education and assistance needed so individuals will make healthy choices for themselves and their family, thus doing their part to help stop diseases brought on by obesity. Problems brought on by increased weight include,

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The City continues to redevelop land including this land south of Monroe Street between Main Street and Ten Mile Creek.

year. He also represented Sylvania at the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments on the Environmental Council. By the City Charter, Sylvania City Council had 30 days to appoint a new member of Council to serve the remainder of Mr. Haddad’s current term through the end of 2011. Sandy Husman, a member of the City of Sylvania Planning Commission, was appointed to the position. The seat will be up for election in the November, 2011 general election. Congratulations Miss Ohio Becky Minger Sylvania’s own Becky Minger was selected as Miss Ohio 2010. A grand send-off to the Miss America Pageant was held by the Miss Ohio

Sylvania’s Becky Minger was crowned Miss Ohio 2010 and continues to promote her message “No Child Left Inside.”

Scholarship Program on Saturday, December 18 at Highland Meadows Golf Club here in Sylvania. Over 180 people attended from all over Ohio, including pageant contestants, organizers and supporters from around Ohio. The skills and talents of many of these delightful young ladies were shared with the crowd through songs and good wishes. Councilmember Mary Westphal and I were privileged to attend, as were many Sylvania residents, and welcome the many guests to our community. Becky, all of Sylvania is proud of you! You have brought recognition and excitement to Sylvania because of your many accomplishments. We send you our congratulations and best wishes always!

William Rhodus was appointed the Chief of Police in April following the retirement of Gerald Sobb.

It took awhile to get started but it was well worth the wait. EdibleArrangements on Central Avenue is approaching its first anniversary in May. Many in the community were excited when the location opened and business has been thriving in the store’s first year. Bryan Demko is the local franchise owner. He had a goal to own his own business or franchise and after learning about opportunities with Edible Arrangements, he realized that was the right fit for him. After deciding to take on the challenge of opening a franchise store, Demko had to find the proper financing and bank loans. This proved

Edible Arrangements celebrates first year
to be a long process with lots of rejection along the way but Demko stayed determined and opened his store last May. Business is a combination of Internet orders and a steady flow of in-store traffic. The store offers a variety of fruit arrangements including holiday themes and characters to match any party or personality from children to adults. The colorful arrangements are perfect for party snacks or to give as a gift. Edible Arrangements first began as a company in 2001.

but are not limited to: arthritis, breathing problems, cancer, card vascular disease, deep vein thrombosis, gall bladder disease, insulin resistance syndrome, type 2 diabetes and even premature death. Those with obesity issues are twice as likely to experience early death as those with average weight. Toning & Natural Health is located at 7430 W. Central Ave, #C in Toledo. They are open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Ventura’s Mexican Restaurant has been serving delicious Mexican food for over 25 years. With 55 years in business, Loma Linda was the original guide for Ventura’s. Ventura’s first opened their doors in November of 1984 and has been proudly serving the Toledo area ever since. With dishes such as the Cajun

Ventura’s Mexican Restaurant
chicken burrito Supreme, BBQ Ribs, Arroz Con Pollo, Tamales and their irresistible Fajitas, it is easy to see why this place is always a happening spot on any given night. The staff at Ventura’s is proud of the quality of their food, their great location and convenient parking. With their great service, enjoyable atmosphere

Comstock Furniture, Inc. offers complimentary design services, free delivery, custom order and ready to deliver quality furniture. They have a wide selection of upholstery, occasional, bedroom, dining room, home office, home entertainment, Serta mattresses, clocks and lamps. The store opened in 1940

Comstock Furniture: Family owned and operated
and is still owned by the Comstocks at its original location at 6404 Monroe Street. Carol Comstock is the owner and Bob Meade is the manager. Comstock Furniture is proud of its employees who have more than 82 years combined experience in design and sales. Comstock Furniture has always tried to provide a comfortable shopping atmosphere for their customers. It is important to them that their customers are happy with their furniture purchases, whether it is one piece or a houseful. Business hours are Monday and Thursday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information call 419-882-2406.

and tasty food and drinks, Ventura’s plans to continue to keep their customers satisfied. Located at 7742 W. Bancroft in Toledo, Ventura’s Mexican Restaurant has 60 employees. They are open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 am. to 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

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Eileen Creque prayed for a house for her family and got 28 of them. Greenhouses that is. That was 24 years ago when Jeff and Eileen Creque bought a wholesale greenhouse operation and a year later added retail. Since that time, they have added 20 more greenhouses as well as two sons, Brian and Tom, who are a part of the operation. Creque’s specializes in large 16 inch hanging baskets and top gardening performing varieties for pots and landscape. They moved the vegetable and herb section to an adjoining greenhouse and it is three times bigger. Perennials are now growing nicely and are ready for your yard. They can help you design your patio pots from their sun or shade aisles or they can custom plant as well. The Creque’s have been farming in the area since the 1920s and are well-known for their homegrown strawberries in June. Come see their friendly sales staff and check out mulch, baskets and plants and buy from your local farmer. You can’t get any fresher or nicer plants than the ones at Creque’s. they are open in April from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. In May, they are open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Let them make gardening easy for you.

Local greenhouse business blooming

Erie West Hospice is a community-based hospice serving Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. At Erie West, the staff help the patients and caregivers live through the difficult decisions and uncertainties of the future. ErieWest’sinterdisciplinary, professional, gentle team of doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, home health aides, massage therapists and volunteers work together to provide qualityof-life care. This care brings relief and reassurance in many ways, including: emotional and spiritual support, pain and symptom management, patient and family education, physician house calls, respite care assistance with daily care needs, complimentary alternative therapies and many more resources. The view of a patient deciding to enter Erie West Hospice care is not a signal that the end of life is close at hand. Rather, this vital life stage is considered an opportunity to

The hospice with hope

The business quickly grew and now has over 1,000 stores around the world and is one of the fastest growing franchise companies. The local Edible Arrangements store is located at 6710 West Central Avenue in Toledo. For more information or to place an order, call 419720-8989, email OH1087@ dofruit.com or visit www. ediblearrangements.com. The store is open seven days a week and offers pickup and delivery service.

Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Suggested donation for persons who are 60-plus is $2.50; non-seniors, $5.32. Call to make a reservation Dinner is served from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesdays. Suggested donation for persons who are 60-plus is $2.50; non-seniors, $5.32. Call to make a reservation. For more information on any event, call 419-885-3913 or visit www.scsonline.org. Billiards: Mon-Fri, open all day Computer Club: Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Computer Lab: open when class is not in session Library: Mon-Fri, all day Open Gym: open when classes are not in session Quilting: Mon-Thu, 8-12 noon Woodshop: Tue, Thu, Fri; weekly, 1-3 p.m. Monday, 2 Investment Club, 8:30 a.m., monthly Tuesday, 3 Art Studio II, Tue 9-11 a.m., call for fee and registration Wednesday, 4 Ceramics, Wed 9-11 a.m., call for fees and registration Thursday, 5 Strength Training, 8 wk session, 10-11 a.m., call for fee and registration

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proved quality, comfort and holistic care that will instill the patient with new hope. To get up every morning and start the day- irrespective of how many days, months or years lie ahead- is the goal. Holistic care includes aromatherapy with essential oils as well as massage therapy. Comfort can be brought using a natural approach rather than prescribing another medication. Erie West Hospice is not a place but a philosophy of care. The team carries that philosophy to the patient’s home or care facility. In addition, a list of facilities that are able to accommodate the patient in the event that the loved ones are unable to manage the situation at home can be provided. Erie West Hospice services are covered in full or part by Medicare, Medicaid and some insurance plans. No one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay an no cost is spared in caring for the patient.

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Friday, 6 Art Studio I, Fri 9-11 a.m., call for fee and registration Writer’s Critique, 2nd & 4th Fri, 1:30-3 p.m., monthly Monday, 9 Wellness Clinic, 10:30-12:30, every other Monday Tuesday, 10 Legal Outreach, 2nd Tuesday, monthly, call for appointment Silver Scholars, 2nd Tuesday 1-2 p.m., for more info call 419-8853913 Intro to Computer, 1:30-3:30 p.m., call for fee and registration Wednesday, 11 Restorative Yoga, 3 wk session, 2:30-4:15 p.m., call for fee and registration Thursday, 12 Men’s Breakfast Club, 2nd Tuesday 9-10:30 a.m., monthly Friday, 13 Writers Critique, 2nd & 4th Fri., monthly Monday, 16 Pharmacist Chat, 3rd Monday, 1111:30 a.m., monthly Tuesday, 17 SPRING FLING (Senior Day), Tam ‘O Shanter Wednesday, 18 Computer Club, Wed 4-5:00 p.m., weekly Thursday, 19 Podiatrist, 9:30 a.m., call for appointment 419-885-3913 Watercolor w/ John Trumbull, 10-12 noon, 6 wks, call for fee and registration Friday, 20 1 on 1 Computer Classes, call for fees and registration Monday, 23 Wellness Clinic, 10:30-12:30, every other Monday Tuesday, 24 Very Beginner Computer, 10-12 noon, call for fee and registration Wednesday, 25 Writers Group, 1-3:00 p.m., weekly Thursday, 26 Podiatrist, 9-11 a.m., by appointment only Friday, 27 1 on 1 Computer Classes, call for fees and registration Monday, 30 CLOSED / HOLIDAY Tuesday, 31 Senior Legal Aid, by appointment only Core Balance, 6 wk session, Tue 6:30-7:15 p.m., call for fee and registration

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2011

Progress 2011: Community Connections


Downtown shops host Ladies Night

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At Associates in Women’s Health, they believe in the positive powers of presence and listening. They also recognize a woman’s needs must be addressed within the context of her life. Thus, striving to integrate body, mind and spirit will always be a part of the care Associates in Women’s Health provides. Desiring to help each woman meet her highest level of health and well-being is their top priority. They are committed to personal attention, gentle inquiries, tender emanations and clientdirected problem solving. They are proud of their respectful atmosphere where a woman can blossom and mature in self-esteem. Their goal is to explore the unique person and her

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Special events like Ladies Night Out at downtown Sylvania shops draw customers like Renee Smith.

By Christine A. Holliday Herald Writer There weren’t too many men in the shops on Main Street Thursday evening April 14 but the merchants weren’t complaining. They were all participating in the Ladies Night Out, held to benefit Sylvania Family Services. Each shop offered special sales, tempted shoppers with spring merchandise and refreshments and collected canned food items from customers. Several shops offered a percentage of their sales to Family Services and all offered typical Sylvania hospitality to those who visited. Jodi Cooke, owner of The Rock Garden, a custom design fine jewelry store, explained why she opened her store in downtown Sylvania. “I feel safe here,” she said, “and the people who come in to shop are very friendly. The other merchants are very supportive, too, so it is fun to have my store here.” Ms. Cooke’s cases showed off her designs in rings and pendants and guests were able to buy a raffle ticket for a fur coat displayed in her store. The proceeds of the raffle were earmarked for Family Services. Melissa Noethen was helping customers at C’est

Sylvan Learning recruits graduates to “Make a Difference” in their community
The nearly two million graduates of Sylvan Learning programs nationwide can now use their experience at Sylvan to help make a difference in their communities. Through a new Sylvan Stars alumni program, Sylvan aims to build a network that allows alumni to connect with each other and to share their personal success stories as a way of inspiring current Sylvan students to achieve their own personal best. According to Dr. Rick Bavaria, senior vice president of education outreach for Sylvan, many former Sylvan students feel the confidence and academic skills they gained at Sylvan represented a turning point in their lives. Sylvan is asking these “Sylvan Stars” to come forward and share their stories at www. SylvanStars.com in an effort to harness the power of these graduates in helping today’s and tomorrow’s students believe in their own ability to achieve personal and professional success. “It’s free, and it takes only a few minutes of time to share your story on our new Sylvan Stars website,” Craig Beckett of Sylvan Learning located in Holland said. “If you’re a graduate of our center who has gone on to success as a cool mom or dad, a successful business person, a favorite teacher to your own students now, or someone making a difference in the world as a doctor, lawyer, clergy person, law enforcement member, farmer, or associate in a business, we’d love to hear from you. Your story could make a real difference in the life of a struggling student in our community.” Retired NFL player Robert Tate is one of the first Sylvan stars to share his story on SylvanStars.com. Tate credits the Sylvan Learning Center in Harrisburg, PA that he attended during his high school years with giving him the confidence and skills to succeed academically and in life. “Sylvan helped me be a better man and taught me how to handle lifelong experiences as far as dealing with my peers and people who tell you that you are nobody,” Tate said. “I attended Sylvan Learning Center my sophomore year of high school and it made all the difference in the world for me academically. My grades improved significantly and for the first time, I felt good about myself in school.” Tate played for a total of nine years with the Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals before retiring in 2008. Today, Tate is a motivational speaker, author and founder of a

La Vie. She looked over the crowd in the boutique store, and noted, “We have made so many friends here on Main Street. This is the most perfect spot to have a business because all the Shoppers at Lady C were able to see the work of merchants are wonderful jewelry designer Claudia Carreon. neighbors!” Among the customers at C’est La Vie was retired Sylvania school teacher Renee Smith. She enjoys events like this and makes a point of attending as many as she can. “The stores have so many fun things to look at, so I am always happy to come to do some shopping. I like to see big crowds supporting our local stores.” Across the street at Lady C’s, owner Candy Chandler Cafe employees Ashley Kurtz and Kate Sturtz talked proudly of LaCourse were on hand to serve muffins and other her 21 years in Sylvania. goodies to shoppers at the Ladiess Night Out. She said she is excited to see downtown Sylvania reminded shoppers a “on its way back,” and percentage of her sales encourages shoppers (men would benefit Sylvania and women) to embrace Family Services. She the traditional downtown. also informed them she She was happy to see so would be moving to a new many of her guests taking location (just a bit further a look at the silver/brass/ south on Main Street) copper jewelry offered by in late May. She, too, artist Claudia Carreon and mentioned the friendly hopes future spring and customers and businessenvironment summer events will bring friendly more visitors to the stores in Sylvania, as did Josh Harmon at Bumble’s. on Main Street. “Everyone has been At Juni, owner Lisa Jodi Cooke appreciates very receptive to us and Rozanski showed off the our business,” he said. “We the friendly people who vintage and contemporary shop at her store, The items in her store, and love it here in Sylvania.” Rock Garden.
foundation that helps children with dyslexia. Eighteen year old Cory Joyce from North Carolina is another Sylvan graduate and a rising star in the world of stock car racing. “While racing knowledge may have come naturally to me, that wasn’t the case with math and reading as I made the transition to junior high school,” Joyce said. “Sylvan took a hands-on approach I was used to seeing in my racing, and helped make learning fun again. Over time, both my grades and confidence went up.” To join the Sylvan Stars alumni program or read testimonials from Sylvan Stars, visit www.SylvanStars. com. For more information about Sylvan Learning located in Holland, contact Craig Beckett at 419-8671331 or sylvantoledo@ sbcglobal.net.

Ash tree removal grant extended to Lucas County
Removing ash trees from private property just got a little easier with the extension and expansion of the removal program funded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Forestry, and operated by WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc. Widespread infestation of the ash borer has left many homeowners in Northwest Ohio, facing unexpected and cost-prohibitive expenses of dead ash tree removal. This program can assist these homeowners. The Western Lake Erie Basin Residential Ash Tree Removal Program provided through the efforts of U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, will assist in the removal of up to two trees per property owner who has property in Lucas, Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa or Seneca counties. Applications are due on or before June 3 and are available at any public library; all township, village and city offices; county office’s of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts; and the Ohio State University Extension Offices (Lucas county residents call 419-578-6783 x 14). They

West Side Montessori is a private school for children thirteen months through eight grade, serving the communities of Toledo, Sylvania, Perrysburg, Southeast Michigan and surrounding areas. the Montessori meths is an alternative to traditional methods. It uses a hands-on approach that follows the child’s natural development. The curriculum is based upon the methodology developed by Dr. Maria Montessori and combines a rich academic program with life skills that focus on the development of the whole child. Independence, responsibility and respect,

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life in a holistic manner and to be committed to the education of themselves and their clients regarding alternative approaches. At Associates in Women’s Health, their continuum of care focuses on maintaining health while encouraging women to make informed health care decisions. their partnership combines the art and science of nursing, midwifery and osteopathic medicine. Women benefit from their collaborative care, which offers a unique blend of skills, experience and philosophy in the safest possible environment. Associates in Women’s Health is located at 7135 Sylvania Avenue, #2A, in Sylvania. For questions or to make an appointment, call 419843-4836.

valuing diversity, problem solving and understanding the interconnectedness of the world are skills practiced daily in the classroom. West Side Montessori is recognized by the American Montessori Society as one of the best Montessori schools nationwide. The school has been encouraging academic excellence in a nurturing, child-centered environment for over 30 years. the American Montessori Society and NCA/CITA accredit the school. West Side Montessori meets all of the State of Ohio curriculum requirements for K-8. For more information or a tour, call 419-866-1931.

are also online at the WSOS and Sandusky River Watershed Coalition websites. The program requires that households with incomes less than 300 percent of the federal poverty guideline must provide 35 percent of the cost of the tree removal. Those households over the 300 percent poverty guideline must pay 50 percent of the cost of the tree removal. The income guideline means that annual incomes must be no more than $32,670 for a single-person household and up to $89,970 for a sixperson household. Residents will be asked to provide proof of income. The homeowner may choose to pay the 35 or 50 percent in cash match by paying tree removal only or a combination of stump grinding and tree removal. In addition, the tree must be an ash tree and must pose a threat to a structure or play area. Applications and more information are available from your local OSU Extension County office or by calling Cindy Brookes at 419-334-5016 or by visiting the following websites: www.wsos.org and www.sanduskyriver.org.


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Anytime Fitness hosting Mission Nutrition contest
Anytime Fitness of Sylvania is proud to host Mission Nutrition in a ten week weight loss contest, “The Greatest Loser,” at the club at 7602 West Sylvania Avenue in Sylvania, beginning Wednesday, April 20th at 6:30 p.m. The results driven contest is open to members and non members of Anytime Fitness of Sylvania. There is a $35 entry with prizes awarded to first, second and third Greatest Losers! Participants will receive their own Personal Coach, a free body analysis, group support and much more. For details and to preregister, call Amanda at 419-340-3179 or stop by Anytime Fitness at 7602 West Sylvania Avenue in Sylvania. Anytime Fitness is the innovator of the 24-hour, key card access fitness club. As the world’s fastest growing co-ed fitness franchise, we are conveniently

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located close to work and home. We are excited to offer cutting-edge Precor cardio equipment, strengthtraining equipment, and free weights, Expresso bikes, private shower and dressing facilities, tanning, personal training, and much more. In addition, our members can use any of the over 1300 Anytime Fitness clubs in the country. For more information on Anytime Fitness, call at 419-724-5575!

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Sylvania Community Services celebrates 34 years
Living in a community that provides programs and services for youth through seniors speaks highly of the quality of life in Sylvania. Sylvania Community Services is part of the success in this community and we were 34 years strong in 2010. The Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce awarded our agency the “Chamber Champion Award” for 2010 in their non-profit category for outstanding leadership and we were truly honored. We are proud to continue providing quality Child Care services to the Sylvania Community. Our commitment to providing quality programs in a safe environment with an affordable payonly-for-days-used policy helps makes our program popular to working families. Our gratitude to the Sylvania community for their support was overflowing this year as the community voted in favor of a five-year renewal operating levy for Sylvania Senior Center in November. We were also very proud the Center received National Accreditation from the Na-

TARTA celebrates Earth Day
On Friday, April 22, Earth Day will be recognized by millions all over the world. Many will take part in specific activities Earth Day represents. Users of public transit across the United States will directly affect the reduction of greenhouse gases when they board their bus or train going to work, school, medical appointments, and just about anywhere. Every year, public transportation reduces the nation’s carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons— equivalent to the electricity used by 4.9 million households. In fact, riding public transportation is one of the most significant actions one can take to reduce their household carbon emissions. Commuting on public transportation can reduce an individual’s carbon footprint by 4,800 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per year. In the Toledo area, over 3.5 million passenger trips were made by TARTA in 2010. TARTA not only goes green on the road, it’s building green, too. With a scheduled completion in August of 2011, an 80,000-square-foot building will be home to the offices and maintenance facilities for TARTA’s paratransit operations, also known as TARPS, Toledo Area Regional Paratransit Service. The green building design incorporates a geothermal heating and cooling system, /solar panels, skylights, reflective roofing, and earth sheltering for energy efficiency. /There will be a biodiesel fueling station for public vehicles on the site as well. Two new diesel/electric hybrid buses will be added to TARTA’s fleet this year through the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Clean and

tional Institute of Senior Centers. The hard work of many was recognized in an Accreditation Celebration in October. Our terrific staff, managers, board, and volunteers work very hard to serve the community through the programs we offer. The support of the Sylvania School System, the City of Sylvania, and Sylvania Township help make this all possible. Thank you Sylvania, for allowing us to serve you for our 34th year.

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The Sylvania branch of Metamora State Bank has been proudly serving the community since 1995.

Green Program from federal funds. The $1.2 investment by ODOT is part of the overall /$40 million 21st Century Transit Partnerships for Ohio’s Next Generation. In 2011, TARTA expects to use over a million gallons of biodiesel fuel. / Biodiesel fuel is better for the environment than its petroleum counterpart because it produces lower emissions. Biodiesel is also made from domestic, renewable resources, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil. TARTA also recycles its engine oil using a waste oil heater for one of its service buildings, and washes its buses with water heated by the same waste oil. Future green innovations include plans for a solar field on TARTA’s 130,000 square foot garage to power the facility’s lighting needs.

Metamora State Bank is located at 8282 Erie Street and is open Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m, Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The bank also offers drive up hours Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Metamora State Bank offers many services including checking, savings and certificates of deposit, health savings accounts, IRAs, money market savings, CDARs, internet banking, consumer loans, small business loans, mortgage loans, agricultural loans and alternative investment solutions. Background and History Metamora’s first branch opened in July 1944 in Metamora. The Sylvania Branch opened in 1995. The Metamora State Bank first opened its doors on July 1, 1944, and celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2009. Initially operated by a husband and wife team of only two employees with a financial base of only $1.5 million, the bank has enjoyed much growth, and now employs 19 people, with assets in excess of $60 million. Over the years there have not only been changes to the bank building, but to the way it operates,

as well. Originally using hand-processed transactions and then bookkeeping machines to make work easier, the bank embarked on a computerized banking system through a correspondent bank in 1980. In 1992 a remote processing proof machine was purchased, which could process items and transmit the work via telephone lines to our processor. We introduced our website and Internet Banking in 2001. Customers have been very receptive to looking at their accounts online, making transfers between accounts and even paying their bills through Internet Banking. We will continue to utilize technology to address our customers’ growing needs in the future. Telebanc was introduced in 2009. As one of a dwindling number of locally-owned banks, Metamora State Bank is owned by a onebank holding company known as Metamora Bancorp, Inc., formed in 1985 to ensure the continuing image of a community bank. Employees- Over 400 years of banking experience The company’s current Board of Directors consists of James Armstrong (President/CEO), Kathleen Fischer (EVP/CFO/ COO), Robert Huskins, Fred Mossing (Chairman), David Pifer and

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Thomas Zraik. Timothy Weaver is the branch manager at Sylvania and Joseph Damman is the branch manager in Metamora. Our Business is proud of our personalized customer service. We know you by name. Our employees take the time to get to know you and your family so we can provide you with the best possible products and services. You can stop in and talk to your bank president and your loan decisions are made by the person taking your applications. Most large banks can’t promise you this. We are locally owned and reinvest right here in our community. The money you deposit here is used to make loans to local residents and small businesses in your neighborhood. We also donate money and time to local events, schools, and fund raisers. We are HomeStyle Banking, The Way Banking Should Be. Our business will thrive by the continued support of our existing customers and new customers, as they become more aware of the importance of banking with their local community bank. With their loyalty, they help their neighborhood to grow and prosper, especially in these hard economic times. For more information, visit www.metamorabank. com.

The Olander Park System (TOPS) serves the natural recreations needs of the Sylvania School District. Formed as an ORC Section 1545 Park District in 1958, TOPS operates Fossil, Olander, Sylvan Prairie and Whetstone Parks, Southview and Herr Road Oak Savannas, and Quarry Ridge Bike Trail. The Fossil Park solarpowered restroom opened in May 2010. TOPS funded just 42 percent of the structure, receiving $220,500 in contributions and grants. TOPS expanded Sylvan Prairie by 52 acres to 150 acres. It received $425,390 from the Clean Ohio Fund and $70,000 from the Land

& Water Conservation Fund to pay 57 percent of the acquisition. TOPS restored 32 acres of Sylvan Prairie, a failed golf course, into native meadow in 2009 and rehabilitated another 17 in 2010. TOPS dedicated the JoAnne Gorman Rain Garden & Brick Walk at Olander Park. This eliminated the maintenance lot’s constant flooding while greatly enhancing Olander’s beauty by replacing dumpsters with native and raised gardens, benches, trees and the magnificent brick walk. Mrs. Gorman was a longtime volunteer and donations to her raised 85 percent of the cost. TOPS hosts roughly

25 nature and education classes monthly, as well as the Easter Egg Hunt, Maple Sugaring Festival, Kids Trout Derby, “Sunset Serenades” Concerts, Super Kids & Sylvania Triathlons, and “Halloween Hike.” A three-person Board of Park Commissioners governs TOPS. Lucas County Probate Court Judge Jack Puffenberger appoints Commissioners to three-year terms without pay. Gail Abood, Harold C. McElmurry and John C. Zeitler are current Commissioners. Contact TOPS at 419882-8313 or email info@ olanderpark.com. Visit olanderpark.com for more information.

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The May/June edition of The Olander Park System (TOPS) events calendar, The Pathfinder, is On-Line ONLY at olanderpark.com. TOPS is Your HOME for fossil hunting, nature programs, walking, boating, fishing, exercise, swimming, bike trails, picnic sites, shelter rentals, and so much more! Over 30 programs monthly for all ages, almost all FREE of Charge! Remember When It Comes to Parks in the Sylvania Area, We’re TOPS! 419-882-8313 olanderpark.com

Can you answer “YES” to these questions about your bank? • Can you call and speak to a real person? • Is your Bank President’s office right in the lobby? • Is your Money Invested in YOUR community? • Is your loan approved by YOUR local Loan Officer? At Metamora State Bank, “YES” you can... We know YOU!

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