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By Mike McHone Herald Writer Proposed wind farms in southeastern Michigan have been met with support and protests in Riga Township, Ogden Township, Blissfield Township and Whiteford Township. Now, the debate comes to Sylvania. At the Sylvania city council meeting on Jan. 18, Kevon Martis of Riga Township and Josh Nolan of Sylvania met with Sylvania city council to give their views on the wind farms. Their views are not in support of the wind turbines. “We’re here representing the Interstate Informed Citizens Coalition (IICC), which is a group of residents that is concerned about the proposed industrial wind turbine project just across our boarder,” Nolan said. According to Nolan, an attorney for the IICC, there are three different companies vying to install the wind farms in Riga, Palmyra and Ogden Townships. “They are seeking to put in 250 turbines that are 493 feet tall,” Nolan said. “There’s grave concern from the residents in Riga and the surrounding townships, as well as the citizens in Sylvania.” According to Nolan, the biggest concern is currently there is a study out of Chicago that shows residential values for homes and properties near a wind farm have seen value depreciation by 20 and sometimes up to 45 percent. “Considering the state of the economy here, no one can afford to lose 45 percent off the value of their home,” he said. Riga Township is currently in the process of drafting their zoning ordinance for the wind farms. Originally, Martis was on the Riga Township board and had drafted an ordinance against the wind farms to “protect” the residents in the area. “I wrote language in the original ordinance that would’ve set a 35 decibel noise limit for any adjoining jurisdiction or our own jurisdiction,” Martis said. “A 35 decibel limit would’ve kept those turbines about 1 or 1.2 miles away from residential areas.” The developers of the wind turbines, according to Martis, contested this and

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were not happy with it being in the original draft. Another concern that Mr. Nolan raised was that of “shadow flicker.” Mr. Nolan told the board that during the evening, when the sun is setting, the sun’s rays come from behind the blades of the turbine and create a strobe light effect. Mr. Nolan said that many residents who live near a wind farm in the Mackinac area in northern Michigan have issued multiple complaints about this effect. “Although these are being touted as great devices for our economy and for our region, the jury is still out as to whether they’re actually efficient uses of our resources, and whether or not they can generate the green electricity that everyone is seeking,” Nolan said. Council president Todd Milner asked Martis and Nolan who in Palmyra and the other townships was in favor of the wind farms. “It depends who you ask,” Martis said. He added saying that there are nearly 1,500 registered voters in Riga Township but only 21 farmers signed leases to have the wind turbines installed on their property. “I don’t believe they represent the majority of the people but they do control somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 acres of ground.” Martis also said that some of the farmers who signed leases now feel as if the wind developers were not as forthcoming with information about the effects wind farms could have on a person’s hearing or property. “Some support is beginning to wane,” Martis said. The IICC will be holding a meeting at Blissfield Middle School in Blissfield on Feb. 5 to give their view about wind farms. All residents and government officials in the Sylvania and surrounding areas are invited. The event starts at 8 a.m. and will include guest speakers, presentations about the science and economics behind wind farm technology, and the effect wind turbines can have on people. A question and answer session is also slated to take place. The Sylvania Utilities and Environment Committee will meet on Friday in council chambers to further discuss the wind farm project, regulations for illegal discharge and 1/21/11 10:52 AM Page 1 controls, and other items.

Southview showing events live online
approached by iHigh.com, a Kentucky-based company that provides high schools with a free website that features schedules, rosters, statistics, photos and videos. The company told Southview about broadcasting athletic events over the Internet. Southview currently uses the iHigh. com website to post athletic schedules and general news. Gillespie stated several high schools in the Toledo area are now broadcasting their athletic events live and gives credit to Whitmer as being the first school in the area to embrace the new technology. “We started talking to [iHigh.com] about a year ago” Gillespie stated regarding the streaming video broadcasting capabilities. “We had been messing around with it and tonight we tried it.” Gillespie explained that the school is using the athletic department’s existing highend digital video camera to capture the action. The camera is mounted in a fixed position and is operated by students. A direct connection to the Internet is required. During the recent renovation of the Southview gym Internet connectivity was installed. A hard-wire connection to the digital camera allows the live images to be streamed to viewers anywhere that an Internet connection can be obtained. “Right now it’s just a picture of the game. We will flash up the score. It is just like a coach’s view of the game,” Gillespie said. Although there is presently no audio functionality, Gillespie acknowledge that eventually voice-over will be included. “It’s the future of what is going on right now. You’ve got ESPN3, which is doing all of this live broadcasting through the Internet,” Gillespie explained. “It’s another way

SYLVANIA- Sylvania St. Joseph parish pastor Reverend Dennis Metzger is among ten Diocesan priests who have received the title of “Monsignor” from Pope Benedict XVI. He received word of the honor from Bishop of Toledo Leonard Blair, who explained in a December 27 letter to Diocesan Catholics that he had written to the Papal Nuncio in Washington,Archbisop Sambi, who forwarded his request to Rome. He noted in that letter the title means the new monsignor has been made an honorary member of the pope’s own household as a honorary chaplain or prelate to the pope, in a centuries-old custom. Blair told Catholics, “My intention is to recognize the service of all our priests by honoring a few representatives out of the many who so faithfully teach, sanctify and shepherd the people of God. The fact that this is a papal honor also underscores, on the occasion of the Diocesan Centenary, the close bonds of communion between our local church and the Holy Father in Rome.” Metzger is a product of one of the smallest parishes in the Diocese (Bethlehem Sacred

Heart parish), and notes with pride that one of the other priests to receive the honor is Father Michael Hohenbrink, a classmate from Bethlehem. He said, “We are two of the six boys in our graduating class of nine students. We are sons of one of the smallest parishes in the diocese, and now pastor the two largest parishes!” He entered the seminary in 1966, after graduating form Campion Jesuit High School (a Jesuit boarding school in Prairie DuChien, WI). He spent eight years in the seminary in Cincinnati before his ordination in 1974. He worked as an associate pastor at St. John Parish in Delphos, OH and taught at the parish high school. From 1979-1981, he studied in Rome and earned a graduate degree in moral theology. He notes that he is the fifth priest from his family line. There are two Jesuits, one Missionary of the Sacred Heart, and Monsignor Edmund Widmer, who was the pastor of St. Agnes parish for nearly 40 years. Parishioners in several parishes have come to know Metzger as pastor. From 19821991, he was the pastor at Blessed Sacrament Church in West Toledo. He served in that same capacity at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church in South

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Reverend Dennis Metzger recently received the title Monsignor from Pope Benedict XVI. Toledo from 1991-2002, and as pastor of Holy Trinity Parish from 2002-2008. He has been pastor at St. Joseph in 2008, when he was named to replace retiring pastor Richard Wurzel, who had served there for 18 years. St. Joseph Parish is the religious home to 3800 families and 11,000 members. Metzger included a note about his new title in the parish bulletin on Jan. 9. He wrote, “My feelings upon being informed of this honor are somewhat mixed. It is humbling but also somewhat embarrassing. I say that because

I have always maintained that naming monsignors in a local church is not a good idea, as it is not helpful for the morale of the diocesan clergy. It is not so much a matter of who receives the honor, but of who doesn’t receive it.” He continued, “I can immediately think of dozens of dedicated, faithful priests in our diocese, including my present and past associate pastors, who are richly deserving of such recognition. Also, I have no desire to return to an earlier era of triumphalism and clericalism in the Church, and I hope that you would not see this honor as such. The greatest honor I have received is simply to share in the priesthood of Jesus Christ, living and working with thousands of faithful members of the Body of Christ for the past 37 years. I have been so blessed to have been able to minister with a legion of talented and faithful associates, religious women and lay staff members who have supported me and helped me to grow in faith.” Metzger and other new Monsignors will be honored at a 6:00 p.m. Vespers service at Rosary Cathedral on Collingwood Boulevard on Jan. 30.

Southview boys defeat Anthony Wayne 63-41

that our older generation of fans who can’t get to a game or maybe our alumni base out there that wants to see one of our games can get on [the Internet] and see what we are doing”

Southview senior Tyler Martin operated the camera at the basketball games over the weekend. Southview now live streams games online so fans can watch from anywhere. By Scott Grau Herald Writer

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SYLVANIA- Fans of Sylvania Southview basketball can now enjoy watching their Cougar athletes in action from virtually anywhere via the Internet. The girl’s and boy’s varsity basketball contests with North Lakes League conference foe Anthony Wayne were broadcast live via streaming video this past Friday night from the Southview gym. For those watching the games from somewhere other than the bleachers, they saw the Lady Cougars fall to the Lady Generals 49-42 in overtime and witnessed the Cougar boy’s team handily defeat the Generals 63-41. According to Southview Athletic Director Glen Gillespie, the school was

Sylvania Southview junior Brandon Sinram (#10) drives down the lane and splits Anthony Wayne defenders junior Nick Reiter (#31) and senior Jake Conklin (#32) to put up a shot during fourth-quarter action against Anthony Wayne in a Northern Lakes League game. Southview defeated Anthony Wayne 63-41at Southview High School in Sylvania, Ohio. Sinram finished the game with 10 points.

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SYLVANIA- The City of Sylvania Police Division recently recognized Sylvania Police volunteer Ric Melchert for his outstanding service to the community. In order to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in communities and encourage more people to serve, the President’s Council on Service created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program. This program was developed to thank and honor Americans who, by theirUSPS-610-360 demonstrated commitment and example,

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Mr. and Mrs. Craig Stambaugh of Sylvania are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jayme Marie Stambaugh, to Tyler Lee Tucker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Tucker of Wadsworth, OH. Jayme graduated from Northview High School in 2004 and from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s in early childhood education in 2008. Jayme is currently working on her master’s in administration and is a second grade teacher at Rittman Elementary in Rittman, OH. Tyler graduated from Wadsworth High School, Wadsworth, OH in 2004 and from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s in exercise science in 2008. Tyler is personal trainer and employed by Panther Expediting. A June 2011 wedding is planned.

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Barry and Pamela Steineman of Sylvania, along with Barry and Judy Tummino of Willoughby Hills, OH are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Kathryn and Stephen. Kathryn is a 2004 graduate of Northview High School and a 2008 alumnus of Bowling Green State University, achieving a bachelor’s degree of arts in psychology and philosophy. She supervises the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Department for a nonprofit mental health agency in Marysville, OH. Stephen is a 2004 graduate of Notre Dame Cathedral-Latin High School in Chardon, OH. He is a 2008 alumnus of the University of Dayton where he earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He is employed as a project engineer for Emerson in Sidney, OH. A May 28 wedding at St. Joseph Church in Sylvania is planned.

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Statistics show that one in five One of the most exciting families is touched by mental yearly events is “A Night to illness, and Tony Rasczyk’s the Remember,” sponsored by is one of them. Eight years ago, a St. Vincent Medical Center Foundation, and family will member of Tony’sthis yearwas be no exception. diagnosed with a mental illness; The event will at place through treatment takeHarbor, Friday, Sept. 12 at the this family member is on their Valentine Theater in downway to recovery. As a gesture of town support Toledo. family, Harbor, for his This year’s special guest is Northwest Award-winning Grammy Ohio Psychiatric Hospital and all Peter singer/songwriter individuals living with mental illness,musiCetera, formerly of the Tony Rasczyk and his co-chairalso cal group Chicago and Sally Binard, Harbor, Northwest renowned for numerous chart hits his solo career. Ohio inPsychiatric Hospital Co-Chairs Mirza Baig, and The Wernert Center have M.D. and Bernardo Martinez, joined together in support of M.D., promise with mental individuals livingan outstanding event. The 7th annual “Heart illness for theproceeds benefit robotics simulation and Soul” fundraiser. and training at St. Vincent Mercy The goal is to raise awareness Medical Center with the use aboutthe daVinci robotic to help of mental illness and system. erase The event features station the stigma associated with it. Proceeds will go toward dining, bid board auctions and enhancing Harbor’s Resource a fabulous afterglow dessert buffet at Monroe Street, Center and gourmet coffee bar. For ticket upgrades at the patient facility information call 419-251-2117. Northwest Ohio Psychiatric There are many dedicated Hospital and a transportation volunteers with purchasing a fund to assist who step up to be on the committee. Hats off to handicapped accessible van for Zehra Baig, Brenda Johnson, the Thomas M. Wernert Center. Barbara Ledrick, Mary Heart & Soul takes place on Ziegler, Diane Shemak, Jackie Feb. 5 from 6:30-10:00 p.m. Snyder, Mary Price, Charla at Ulrich, Katie Loh,Lounge on the Suites Level Lori the second floor of Fifth Third Strohmaier, Joanie Barrett, Pat Field. Bullard, Kathy Zacharias, Cost is $40 per person, which 
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Richard parking. Beer, wine and free Gray, James Brazeau, J. Scott Stewart, Joanne and other refreshments will Ollivier, Denise Colturi, Joyce be available for purchase. Moses, auction and A silentJulie Kleinwill feature Rosemary Yanik. selected items donated by area Toledo Symphony League organizations, businesses and Can you believe that the friends of Heart & Soul. Toledo Symphony League For more information, celebrates Fanfare at Fifty-visit www.heartandsouldtoledo. to Five as a way to say Brava com. Harbor’s mission iswho the League Crescendos to offer those wethe past and raisehope, directed serve health, the happiness and opportunity. baton to the members who give are 10 to the Therefull measure locations in organization and applauds Northwest Ohio. For more new members who call 419information, pleasewill direct the organization? 475-4449 or visit www.harbor. org.The event will be held Friday, Sept. 19 at the home of Tom and Joan Fought in The 2011 Greater Toledo Rossford. Cocktails, musical Auto Show and Cars are the entertainment and exquisite Stars VIII – Seagate Center dining stations are planned. Additionally a tremendous The 2011 ToledoAutomobile “Fanfare” cake will be Dealers present the annual auto unveiled later in the evening. showsuggested that black and It is to be held from January white cocktail attire Center 27-30 at the Seagateis worn. in For more information call downtown Toledo. This annual

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Watch for sales of any Imagine if every week were this this Adopt will be strutting the placed stage wearing fashions from kind but especially those in real easy how much you could accom(May 21-June more than American Red Cross Youth top five percent of21) locally owned stores Elegant Right now, students who enyour physical estate. Your time is good for asset plish. Services, Imagination Station, 1.5 million Rags, Gallippo’s Kids Mom’s House, Make-A- strength the 2011 competition by tered will be low. However, creation. Klothesline, Lady C, Lily Sagittarius your emotions will be on an all Wish Foundation and ADUK taking the 2009 Preliminary Whitestone, Ragazza, Sophia (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) time high leaving you feeling very Scholarship Fund. and Lustig, Sophie’s Sister up SAT/National Merit Scholar- The week may get off to an and down. Chairman Toledo Furs. of the event is Pat ship Qualifying Test. odd start but stay focused on just Cancer Stark and co-chairsdraws Mike “Recognition 22) highThis event always are a today. By the end of the week you (June 22-July of Barchick, Marianne Ballas, achievingoverwhelming the will wonder why you were feeling huge crowd because of the You are students is essential delightful vendor boutiquesFrank people around you with your highexRobb Brown, Jim Dunn, to advancing educational stressed at all. Plan a quick getthat are set up beginning at Mike and low moods. ourcareful not comKistler, Jr. Tim Mathews, 10 cellence in Be nation,” to away for the weekend or recona.m., withDave White, Jr. and create long-term conflicts by for nect with a friend or loved one Rouen, a tasty luncheon mented a spokesperson and the fashion extravaganza. pushing people away from you. from out of town. John Yark. For moresend all information Capricorn Leo Please information call 419-885-5733. 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Students get new books through Lourdes Education Department
Students and alumni in Lourdes’ Department of Education have been working to provide the Toledo Catholic Diocesan School Queen of Apostles with a variety of new books this year. The student organization First Book – Lourdes College and the Lourdes Alumni Association Education Branch have both made donations to the school. First Book provided funds for teachers to order new books of their choosing and the Education Branch has donated a collection of children’s books. “I selected a variety of books on sports and other topics that our eighth graders have personal interests in,” shares teacher Mrs. Mary Daney. “Our goal is to encourage them to read outside of the classroom.” Through Lourdes’ First Book program, Mrs. Daney added more than a dozen new titles to her classroom such as Encyclopedia Britannica’s Myths, Legends and Folktales and Religions Around the World, Rich Wallace’s Winning Season series Curveball and Southpaw and Fred Bowen’s Hardcourt Comeback. Queen of Apostles sixth and seventh grade classes also received new books through the First Book-Lourdes Col-

Sixth grade students at Queen of Apostles look through their new books donated by the Lourdes Education Department. lege funds including Walt Whitman: Words for America by Barbara Kerley and Brian Selznick and Up From Slavery: An Autobiography by Booker T. Washington. First Book-Lourdes College works to promote and facilitate the distribution of new books to children in literacy programs throughout Northwest Ohio and is part of the national nonprofit organization whose mission is to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books. “We began First Book at Lourdes approximately 5 years ago,” advisor and assistant professor of education Barbara Walters shared. “Since then, we have donated more than 8,000 books to community groups and schools throughout NW Ohio.” Some of the groups that have benefitted from First Book-Lourdes College include Crissey Elementary School, the East Toledo Family Center, Glendale-Feilbach Elementary School, the Migrant Council, Nature’s Nursery, Project ABC, Reach Out and Read, Robinson Middle School and Rosary Cathedral School.

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The Sylvania Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a meeting on Feb. 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Township Hall, 4927 Holland-Sylvania Rd. for consideration of the following: 1) Variance request for a reduction in sideyard setbacks for the properties located at 3540 and 3620 Centennial Rd.,

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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., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension: On Jan. 1, at the 4600 block of N Holland Sylvania, Philip J. Hack, 23, was stopped for a traffic violation and found to have marijuana, a pipe and rolling papers in his possession. Arrest: On Jan. 12, at Harroun and Holland Sylvania, Robin R. Oviahon, 42, was stopped for a traffic violation. Further investigation found she had three active warrants for license required, one way streets and seat belt. Oviahon was issued a summons and released.

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32, was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation. Further investigation found she had four active warrants for unauthorized use of property, petty theft, driving under suspension and license required. She was issued two summons and released at the scene. Arrest: On Jan. 13, at the 5800 block of Monroe Street, Michael A. Rohrbacher, 29, was stopped for traffic violations. Further investigation found he had an active warrant in Lucas County. He was given a summons and released. Telecommunications harassment: On Jan. 13, at the 5000 block of Fairway Lane, a victim reported a suspect had continuously called her and left threatening messages. Lost property: On Jan. 14, at the 7600 block of Sylvania Avenue, a woman reported she lost a white gold ring with a princess cut diamond. Arrest: On Jan. 14, at the 5100 block of Sylvania Avenue, Darrian S. Scott, 20, was transferred to Sylvania Police custody from Sylvania Township and was booked in Lucas County Jail for a ten day CCNO commitment. Possession of a controlled marijuana belonged to her and Barbee admitted the alcohol belonged to him. They were both issued a summons and released. Drive under the influence: On Jan. 15, at Sylvania Avenue and Westwind, Matthew J. Scowden, 26, was stopped for a traffic violation and found to be OVI. He submitted to a chemical breath test and was found to have a .237 BAC. Suspicious circumstances: On Jan. 15, at the 5600 block of Bent Oak Road, police officers investigated suspicious circumstances. Arrest: On Jan. 16, at the 6700 block of Sylvania Avenue, Jeremy M. Oats, 21, was stopped for a traffic offense and found to have warrants for driver’s license required, expired/unlawful license plates and theft. He was issued a summons for two warrants and transferred to Lake Township Police custody for the theft warrant. Violation of temporary protection order: ON Jan. 16, at the 6300 block of Wedgewood Drive, Toni Jeanette Frush, 38, was found at a family home in direct violation of a temporary protection order. Frush was found hiding behind a washing machine, arrested and transported to Lucas County Jail. BOWLING GREENAtomic Athletic has recently outfitted NBC’s hit series The Biggest Loser Couples with its signature traditional style strength training equipment. “Atomic Athletic is excited to be associated with The Biggest Loser. When they called, asking about our traditional strength training tools, I knew our training concepts were gaining recognition in the American fitness world,” Atomic Athletic President Roger LaPointe said. “For a family business, like Atomic Athletic, to be embraced by the major media says a lot about the effectiveness of our training methodology, as well as the authenticity and quality of our products and equipment. The Biggest Loser Couples is a positive venue that uses effective methods, which Atomic Athletic is glad to be a part of.” The Biggest Loser airs on NBC Tuesday at 8 p.m. The first reality series where everybody “loses,” The Biggest Loser challenges and encourages overweight contestants to shed pounds in a

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safe and recommended manner through comprehensive diet and exercise as they compete for a grand prize of $250,000. Hosted by Alison Sweeney, the series provides the contestants with challenges, temptations, weigh-ins and eliminations until the final contestant remains to claim the title of “the biggest loser.” Each team works out under the supervision of professional trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper. Atomic Athletic provided equipment to the show free of charge.

Burglary: On Jan. 11, at the 5600 block of Alexis Road, a victim reported to police that clothing and money was removed from his apartment. Arrest: On Jan. 12, at the 6700 block of Monroe Street, Christine L. Rutkowski, 40, turned herself in at court on an unauthorized use of property warrant. She was later released on an own recognizance bond. Possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, warrant arrest: On Jan. 13, at McCord Road and Lincoln Parkway, Joshua J. Tipping was stopped for a traffic violation and found to have a warrant for his arrest in Lucas County. He was also found to have a hypodermic syringe and drugs in his possession.

Credit union league offering scholarship The northwest chapter of the Ohio Credit Union League will be awarding two higher education scholarships for $2000 and $1500. The winning application will also be submitted to the statewide scholarship program where five scholarships of $2500 each will be awarded. Awards are based on an essay question. The deadline is Feb. 11. The application is available at www.nwocu.org. Northview to host garage and bake sale SYLVANIA- Northview High School parents will hold their annual Garage & Bake Sale on Feb. 5 from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 pm in the school cafeteria, in back of the building at 5403 Silica Drive. Items on sale include household tools and small appliances, furniture, clothing and jewelry, toys, books and electronics. All proceeds to benefit the After Prom activities promoting alcohol and drug-free fun for students. Donation of gently used and new items between 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. on Jan. 29 and after 3:00 p.m. on Feb. 4 will be considered.

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tions will be held on Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. St. Joseph parish participates in faith program SYLVANIA- St. Joseph’s Church is participating in an exciting program, aimed at bringing people back to the Catholic faith. Awakening Faith: Reconnecting with Your Catholic Faith is a small group process that helps inactive Catholics return to the Church. The conversations are based on short, easy to read essays with group discussions about spirituality, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, God’s mercy, the Mass and the Church. The group meets once a week for six weeks of hospitality and conversation. St. Joseph’s parish will kickoff the program on Feb. 7. The sessions are from 7-8:30 p.m. and will meet at the Richard T. Wurzel Family Center, East Campus. The parish has a committee lay facilitators who will lead the group sessions and guide the participants through the program. All sessions are free and confidential. No registration is required. St. Joseph’s Parish is located at 5373 Main Street, Sylvania. For more information contact the parish office at 419-885-5791 or visit http://www.stjoesylvania. org/. Black arts history event features local illusionist TOLEDO- The Scarlett Secor Mansion and Jamil Lewis Multicutural Center for the Arts are hosting a Black Art History Celebration of the season on Feb. 12th, from 3-6 p.m. All are welcome and invited to this free event. Local artists will be showcased at the 1841 “Scarlett” Secor Mansion located in the historic Vistula District on the Maumee River at 311 Bush Street. Illusionist Dorian Strange will circulate through the crowd and delight as music sets a warm welcoming atmosphere. Appetizers and beverages will be served. For more information call 419-810-3244 or 419-870-9977. Register now for women’s connection event SYLVANIA- As Valentine’s Day approaches, you will feel special at this month’s luncheon with Women’s Connection-West because of how you compare to Precious Silver and Gold. Join us on Feb. 11 from 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd., Sylvania. Cost is $14.00, all inclusive. Michelle Harrill of Premier Designs Jewelry will share how their beautiful jewelry designs and company truly make you feel one of a kind and Edy Pocse of Oregon, OH will inspire us by how she “Finds Contentment Through Life’s Challenges.” Reservations are suggested for all our programs and complimentary childcare. Please call Jeannine at 419-841-9653 by Feb. 7. Watterville Playshop to show Willy Wonka MAUMEE- Waterville Playshop invites all those who are “young at heart” to step into a land of “pure imagination” as they prepare to stage three magical performances of Willy Wonka. The shows will be at the Maumee Indoor Theater on Feb. 11-13. Amelia Lefevre directs a talented cast of 40 children and adults as they bring Roald Dahl’s classic story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to life. The musical score was written by Leslie Briscusse and Anthony Newley and includes classic songs like The Golden Age of Chocolate, The Candy Man, Ooompa Loompa, Cheer Up Charlie, Think Positive, and Pure Imagination. Prepare to travel along with the five lucky golden ticket winners as they tour Willy Wonka’s fun and mysterious factory where sweets of every shape and size are created.

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priority was not either. Two years ago they passed a 2.89 bond issue to rebuild and add on to every school. They knew at that time they were going to need to ask for an operating levy soon. Now they need a 4.9 levy which is a 7.79 increase in taxes in 2 years. If you look at your taxes you will notice over 50% (give or take depending on your tax bracket) goes to the schools. That is a large amount from every family now. People are losing their jobs, their homes and having difficulty putting food on the table. The schools could have waited a few more years to do all the construction until

My husband and I moved here 15 years ago with our three children because Sylvania had a great reputation for schools. We always supported the schools. It is difficult to continue to support them and to see the struggles (again) that the schools are having with budget and deficit. Part of this problem has been brought on by the school board itself. True that Ohio does not support schools as they should. Obviously our states priority is not in education, but it seems our school board’s

the economy was in a better state. If they hadn’t just increased our taxes maybe people would be more likely to vote for the levy now. Obviously, the pretty schools were more important than having the funds to operate them. In order to pass their levy they always threaten to cut what is most important to parents and students. So thank the board for the pretty schools and for losing income by driving families to other school districts that are just as good!! D Moeller Sylvania, OH

The Week Ahead: Jan. 30 through Feb. 5, 2011

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choosing which one to act upon. When you do that, you will have positive mental energy on your side. It’s really about being open and going with the flow. Judge not unless you be judged and watch what happens.

Aries (March 21-Apr. 19) Be careful with finances. Things may feel up and down this week so it’s important to keep your money in your pocket. Even though you like to spend, spend, spend, it’s all about balance. When you balance you will find that things will come more abundantly. Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) Whatever you have doubted is in the past and whatever you love will come facing you. That means that people are going to be asking you questions so be prepared to give some answers. Don’t sell it away like a salesman. It’s important to be truthful on all levels. Gemini (May 21-June 21) This week you will feel like the cat’s got your tongue but don’t worry. It’s just the Universe asking you to be a little silent. Take some time to relax and breathe. Try yoga or maybe even Tai Chi. Still your mind and listen so you really know who you are. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Allow long standing issues to rise to the surface so you can seem them as they really are. This is a time of completion and a time for moving forward in your life. It’s going to require forgiveness, strength and courage, but know everything will be okay. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Express your thoughts openly and honestly before

be comforting, but your words might be lasting. Pick your words carefully or there may be regret for a long time. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Don’t allow long standing issues to be tucked away anymore. Have the courage to release repressed thoughts you’ve been holding in. We don’t always have the right words, but when we go into our heart and trust from within, others will hear and understand. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) This is a time for reflection, a time for stillness and also a time to figure out what is really important to you. Look at your experiences and understand the expectations you have placed on yourself and others. This is an important week for gaining mental clarity. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Get rid of negative thoughts this week. Send some time with your family and stop avoiding issues that have been building over the past couple of months. Listen to what they have to say and don’t be afraid to share what is going on inside your heart. Kimmie Rose is a professional intuitive, vibrational astrologer, author, public speaker and radio host on CBS and BBS Radio Networks. She is available for personal readings, classes and seminars. For more information, please call her office, Lite the Way, at 734-854-1514 or visit her website, www.kimmierose. com.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Dealing with relationships this week will be difficult. Sometimes you think you know someone and then something changes. Don’t be afraid to say what you feel. Others may not always be accepting of that, but as long as it comes from a place of truth they will eventually understand. This is a great week to improve your relationships. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Things have been swirling around in five different directions and now it’s time to stay put. Stay home, sit, reflect and allow yourself to figure out what is really important to you. Purge the things that you don’t need. Observe, reflect and watch things manifest. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Your moods are going in different directions. You have been busy building up a wall around yourself and not dealing with the emotions that are inside of you. Take time to open up and release that which doesn’t serve you. It’s important to remember who you are. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Work may be difficult this week and people at work may be difficult too. As a result, you may feel the need to speak your mind. But remember expressing your thoughts may

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SYLVANIA- St. Ursula Academy is proud to announce the northwest Ohio amateur premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Feb. 4, and 5 at 7:30 and Feb. 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Franciscan Theatre of Lourdes College. Starring in the title role is Devon Desmond of Central Catholic High School. Emma Burmeister is Christine Daaé, with Gabi Enrique as understudy, and Mary Gibbons takes on the role of the diva, Carlotta, with Lauren Kaser as understudy. Trevor Dorner (Perrysburg High School) acts the part of Piangi, the opera tenor star. Mia Gladieux is featured as Madame Giry, the ballet mistress, and Emma Wolff portrays her ballerina daughter, Meg. Jacob Sigman (St. John’s Jesuit) enacts Raoul, the Vicomte de Chagny, opera patron and Christine’s lover. Monsieur Firmin and Monsieur André, the comical theatre owners, are portrayed by Tyler Simms (Maumee High School) and Chris Wegman (Anthony Wayne High School). Colin COLUMBUSOhio students have the opportunity to win scholarships, laptop computers and Columbus Zoo & Aquarium family memberships during Kroger’s 5th annual “I Can Make History” contest. The Kroger Co., Columbus Division, launched the contest last week and will award $30,000 in prizes to students in the fourth through twelfth grades. Entries are due to Kroger by Feb. 28. Students may enter any of three categories: art, essay and poetry. Entries must represent a student’s original work, with one entry accepted per student, per category. All entries will be judged by an independent organization and winners notified by March 21. Winners will be recognized during an

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Drew Gallagher signs with Lourdes baseball
SYLVANIADrew Gallagher became the second official member of the Lourdes College baseball team on Jan. 18 when he signed his letter of intent in a ceremony at Bowsher High School. He is a senior first baseman for Bowsher and will play a key role as a leader on the varsity squad. Gallagher, who will be a nursing major, said he wanted to play baseball in college and the Lourdes Nursing Program was a good fit for him. He is looking forward to having an

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awards luncheon held Apr. 9 at Northpointe Conference Center, in Lewis Center, with Archie Griffin as guest speaker. “Kroger holds the ‘I Can Make History’ contest during Black History Month each year because so many African Americans changed the course of history through their leadership,” Bruce Macaulay, president of Kroger’s Columbus division, said. “The competition is open to students of all races and encourages them to consider how they improve life in their communities and throughout our great nation.” effectiveness in highlighting the theme. · How are you and/or your community making history? · What does Black History Month mean to you? 11” paper.

Over 80 cast and crew members will work together to present The Phantom of the Opera at the Franciscan Theatre. Members of the cast from the Sylvania area include, front row left to right, Sania Bauswell, Carly Bonfiglio, Lauren Alberti, Laura Earl, Katherine Kelley, Sarabeth Collins, Rebecca Godwin, Stephanie Oates. Second row, left to right, Victoria Sidell, Ana LaValley, Kara Mancinotti, Sarah Rotte, Emily Win, Meg Grzeszczak. Third row, left to right, The Lucas County Kara Kalinoski, Jacob Sigman (St. John’s Jesuit), Riley Savage (SJJ), Stella Kim, Elizabeth Traffic Safety Program Hertz, Molly Layman, Joe Tansey, Hannah Ford. reports that fatal crashes technical director. Mrs. and motor vehicle fatalities Commager takes on the roles Lefèvre and Nick Case (St. of Reyer, Passarino, and John’s Jesuit) as Buquet, Christine Brenner is costumes increased in Lucas County Don Attilio. Katie Dubielak the theatre’s knowing stage chairman, assisted by Mrs. in 2010. There were 35 fatal is Madame Firmin, and also hand. Elizabeth Clarke Randi Monaghan and Mrs. traffic crashes resulting in acts as assistant to the music Horrigan is production Mary Kedzierski. Don’t miss 40 deaths in 2010; eight director. director, ably assisted by this spectacular showcase of the 40 deaths were The cast of 86 includes Mrs. Allison Krzyminski as of opera and dance, with motorcyclists and six were fifteen principal dancers, as music director, Ms. Erika music everyone loves! For pedestrians. This compares well as Kevin Kraus (Central Gee as choreographer, and tickets, please call St. Ursula with 30 fatal crashes and 33 Catholic) as Monsieur Mrs. Melissa Beland as Academy: 419-531-1693. deaths during 2009. Among

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outstanding senior season for the Rebels and hopes to contend for the City League batting championship and a City League title. Lew Ackerman, Bowsher’s head baseball coach, said he expects a lot from Gallagher this season. “The young players look up to him. He is a leader and an outstanding fielder. We will miss him next year.” Last year, Gallagher knocked in 10 runs for the Rebels. He previously received the Coaches Award for his hard work and dedication to his team. He has a 3.1 GPA.

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the 33 fatalities were five motorcyclists and two pedestrians. Motor vehicle fatalities in Ohio increased from 1022 in 2009 to 1093 in 2010. According to Gwen Neundorfer, coordinator for the Lucas County Traffic Safety Program, 26 of the 35 fatal crashes (74%) and 31of the 40 (78%) fatalities occurred within the City of

Toledo. In 2010, the total number of homicides in Toledo was 26 or five less than the number who died in motor vehicle crashes. In 13 of the 35 fatal crashes, the driver at fault was driving impaired at the time of the crash. Eighteen people died in these 13 alcohol and/or drug related crashes. Seat belt use in the fatal crashes that did not involve a motorcycle or a pedestrian was 27%. Only seven people that had seat belts available were wearing one at the time of the crash. The Traffic Safety Program is funded through grants from the Ohio Department of Public Safety and is administered by the Lucas County Educational Service Center.

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Sylvania Southview senior Anthony Quinn (#54) drives the baseline to put up a shot over Anthony Wayne senior Jake Conklin (#32) while Anthony Wayne sophomore Dilyn Good (#55) and junior Josh Meyers (#40) watch during fourth-quarter action against Anthony Wayne in a Northern Lakes League game. Southview defeated Anthony Wayne 63-41at Southview High School in Sylvania, Ohio.

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Senior Kyle Kolebuck is Northview’s Musician of the Week. Kyle sings bass in A Cappella Choir, The Harmony Road Show, and sings lead and bass in the Northview quartets, Baby Blue, and Three Tenors and a Bass. Kyle has served as the A Cappella Choir secretary for the last two years. While at Northview, Kyle has also sung with both the Symphonic Choir and the Symphonic Chamber Choir. Next year Kyle plans to attend Bowling Green State University and Senior Nicholas Smith is the Northview High School Musician of the Week. Nicholas was co-recipient of the 8 to 5 award, given to the outstanding leader for the 2010 edition of the Wildcat Marching Band. Nicholas plays the French horn and piano and has studied privately for a number of years. Nicholas has performed with the Ohio Music Education Association All-District Honor Band and he has been a member of the Toledo Youth Orchestra and the Toledo Junior Youth Orchestra. Nicholas is a member of the Northview Marching Band, Northview Wind Ensemble, Northview Symphony Orchestra, Northview Jazz Band and has been a member of the pit orchestra for

Sylvania Southview junior Morgan Morrison (#4) drives down the lane during second-quarter action in an NLL conference match-up Friday night. Anthony Wayne defeated Southview 49-42 in overtime at Southview High School in Sylvania, Ohio.

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Sylvania Southview senior Taylor Hall (#32) drives down the lane for a lay-up against Anthony Wayne senior Molly Hilfinger (#30) during secondquarter action in an NLL conference match-up Friday night. Anthony Wayne defeated Southview 49-42 in overtime at Southview High School in Sylvania, Ohio. Hall finished the game with 13 points.

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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch, 1606– 1669), Rembrandt Laughing. Oil on copper, 1627–28. 8¾ x 6¾ in, Gallery 24. Private Collection, courtesy of Hazlitt Gooden & Fox, London. TOLEDOA an estimated value of $1,600–$2,400. rediscovered painting by only Dutch artist Rembrandt However, art dealers Harmensz. van Rijn recognized its quality (1606–1669), on loan at and importance and the Toledo Museum of bidding went to more Art, will be displayed for than a thousand times several months beginning that amount to $4.5 Jan. 28 in Gallery 24. million. “Still, that price was The artist painted the small oil-on-copper self a bargain,” Lawrence TMA’s portrait, Rembrandt Nichols, Laughing, in his native William Hutton curator, city of Leiden when he European and American was just 21 or 22 years painting and sculpture before 1900, said. “The old. estimated “This is one of the painting’s most exciting artistic value today is well in rediscoveries in recent excess of what it sold for years,” museum director at auction.” The painting has been Brian Kennedy said. “Rembrandt Laughing is on display in Dallas and one of the first and most Denver museums in the joyful examples of the past several months to artist’s autobiography in give selected American audiences a chance to paint.” A century and a view the spectacular half after Rembrandt’s find. Kennedy asked the death, the portrait was current owner for the loan mistakenly thought to be during a visit the two had by his older contemporary last fall in Toledo. Kennedy and Nichols, Frans Hals and it was reproduced as Hals’s both passionate about work in an engraving. Dutch painting, will be Some scholars of the lecturing on Rembrandt 20th century realized it Laughing, along with two other was a case of mistaken TMA’s paintings, identity. The painting Rembrandt shown in the engraving Young Man with Plumed was in fact a Rembrandt Hat and Man in a Furbut they couldn’t prove Lined Coat, in coming their case because the months. original was “lost.” The painting emerged and made headlines in 2007 after the English family who owned it for the past 100 years decided to sell it REACHING MORE THAN Reaching Over through a local auction 90% OF SYLVANIA HOMES 30,000 house. The painting was EVERY SylvaniaWEEK! Readers attributed to “a follower Check out our new website www.thesylvaniaherald.com Each Week of Rembrandt,” with
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