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By Christine A. Holliday Herald Writer Shakespeare knew a long time ago that people like to perform. “All the world’s a stage,” he penned, “and the men and women merely players.” We have only to look at the popularity of YouTube and camera phones and digital cameras to know that the Bard was on to something. He realized then that there might be a bit of performer in all of us. It seems we like the idea of “hamming it up” or recording the antics of others who enjoy performing. One northwest Ohio native has taken his interest in performance several steps beyond the usual. Cole Simon is one of four company members and cofounder of Glass City Films, a film production company that “attracts, promotes, and fosters regional artists through powerful narrative cinema.” They have finished and presented three films, Glass City, Rendezvous, and Separation Anxiety, and have won recognition at several film festivals for their works, including a Best Short Film in Toledo’s Phantasmaoria Film Festival. Simon explains, “Glass City Films began after our maiden voyage, Glass City, was such a collaborative success. The film was done almost on a lark, but gave revelation to our biggest asset. We love the people of the Midwest, Toledo included. And we’re proud to be artists of, by, and for the Midwest. We formed a Limited Liability Company, allowing for us to break out projects into shares. As we assemble our teams for each project, we build our productions according to investor interest, and sometimes build investors according to production interest, with our magic wand. These funds go toward hiring the best and most experienced young men and women for the job on a respectable wage. We cannot pay Hollywood prices yet, but we have been able to pay all key players, cast, and crew over the course of three features and moving into our fourth in four years, along with shorts and music videos.” He adds with a smile, “This formula, for the time being, learn from any works. We make experience, and sure to hire when you do people who are enough, as long more interested as you’re really in working with analyzing each us than a pay experience, you check. When you can learn which achieve that kind great points of camaraderie to repeat, and on set for three what to avoid weeks, the fun in situations and is evident. I feel behaviors.” like I’m camping, Reality TV with amazing makes “acting” free food every look easy but day and the best Simon knows friends I’ve ever Photo submitted better. He come across explains there is and, then, at Cole Simon got his start in the end of the the theater at St. Francis de plenty of struggle week, I get this Sales High School. Now, he is in preparing a little paycheck an award-winning actor and piece so that it looks effortless. I’d completely director. “I’ve acted forgotten about.” for years, and Simon is no stranger to the demanding world still see shows where I think of performing. His first on-stage the performers up on state are appearance was during high superheroes. It is the same school, when he was part of the thing with filmmakers and cast and crew of the musicals at photographers. You work very St. Francis de Sales High School. hard and you’re a magician to He stayed involved with the the world.” But he notes, “The challenge musicals, and also participated in shows produced by ToDAY is keeping your chin up. Every Productions. He admits now situation is bittersweet. As that he never felt that he was the an example, my next project “most crafty” of artists but did is a Midwest premiere of an enjoy the discipline demanded 80-minute play with two actors, in which I play the Oklahoma by the experience. He explains, “There is a City bomber. The theatre can stereotype that artists just learn only pay for gas. I have a friend their stuff and that it is acceptable who just signed a second oneto be truant or miss deadlines. I year contract to play in Joseph learned that there was positive and the Amazing Technicolor reinforcement and appreciation Dreamcoat. He doesn’t need a from directors just for showing second job at a coffee shop or as up. I saw that Mr. Kastner (SFS a photographer. But, he is signed director) appreciated that I was on up to play in the same show for a time, that I knew where to stand, second year. He looks at me doing a variety of things—Midwest and that I loved to rehearse.” Simon continued his studies and world premieres, playing after high school at The Ohio comedy, tragedy, gay, straight, State University. He earned a good, evil. It just depends on BA degree and says, “I love what you want to do.” What Simon wants to do is representing the BA…a friend once said that the BA helped him everything, and that’s what he is to fully realize that he is merely a doing. He works as an actor and cog in a very large machine, and a director, and has earned awards it helps him to see the process as for both roles. Last week, he received the Best Director award a whole.” After graduation from OSU at the Trail Dance Film Festival in 2007, Simon gave himself a in Duncan, Oklahoma, for his challenge—to work as much as work on Separation Anxiety, possible. He did as many shows which included two-time Emmy as possible and learned a lot winner John Wesley Shipp and from both the “amazing” and the Polly Adams in the cast. It is the company’s second big win at the “nightmare” experiences. He explains, “You can Film Festival; Glass City was

Central Catholic sophomore Emily Durak and McCord Junior High seventh grader McKenna Durak team up to take a ride down the hill together on their day off school.

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Crum Manufacturing named Waterville’s 2010 Business of The Year
BY Karen Berger MIRROR REPORTER With new customer revenues up 65 percent, Crum Manufacturing added jobs, profitsharing and equipment in 2010 and 2011 looks just as promising. Crum Manufacturing is owned by Sylvania residents Doug and Debbie Waldie. “Our goal is to knock out the back wall and expand in the next three to five years,” Douglas Waldie, vice president and chief operating officer said. Last week, Waldie took Waterville Chamber of Commerce president Sam Ansara and executive director Corina Pfleghaar on a tour of the Waterville-Monclova Road business and accepted the chamber’s 2010 Business of the Year award. Founded in 1984 in a Waterville garage by Ernest W. Crum Jr. and his father, the Pointing to a shelf with the book Good to Great, Waldie explained that Crum has since incorporated many of author Jim Collins’ perspectives. Kelley Rowe was hired as business development/marketing manager to go out and find business – something Crum hadn’t done before. That included working with the U.S. Department of Commerce to find international customers. Crum now has clients in Mexico, Brazil and India and may partner with a Brazilian company to open up a joint location in Waterville. Customers have expanded to include not just the automotive industry but companies such as John Deere, Polaris and Whirlpool. Working as a team, employees focused more on quality and winning back customers who previously weren’t satisfied, Waldie said. The focus resulted in only one late shipment out of 1,730 jobs last year – and more return customers.

A winter storm blew through the area on Feb. 2 and left several inches of snow, closing or canceling many local business, schools and events. Sylvania residents took advantage of the extra day off to enjoy the snow and have some winter fun. Many people spent time at the popular sledding hill at Northview High School. Children and adults could be seen zooming down the hill on a variety of snow toys including sleds, tubes and snowboards.

named the Best Drama there in 2007. He has also recently started a photo stills company, where he started taking head shots for aspiring actors. He notes, “I knew what I wanted to see in head shots, and I knew what I wanted to sell in head shots, and it kind of took off from there.” He upgraded his camera package to account for the long cold winters in Chicago and is now a partner in Glass City Stills, which provides head shots, photo stills and wedding photography. In his spare time, Simon teaches once a week with a company called Je Suis Talent. They are a group who works with young performers of all ages, up to age 18. He teaches acting fundamentals for a tenweek course to the junior high group. As the students progress, they can get into private coaching with some of the more seasoned professors and performers. He was part of a directors’ panel, telling the students what he looks for as a director when casting films. Simon hopes to stay on course for the immediate future. He wants Glass City Films to be full and self-sustaining production house. He says he would like to make more money, not out of greed, but out of “fairness.” “Money isn’t the most important thing in the world, but it does symbolize something that is very important to me. It means respect. Watered down to its simplest statement, being paid is the equivalent of people in the audience saying, ‘I really enjoy what you do. Please continue this work without also worrying about where you will eat. Have some dinner. Have this roof over your head. Have some health insurance …without having to worry about a second or third job.’ It just means that people see that I’ve studied this and that I have invested years and money into this, just as anyone else would invest into their law degree, and that, although the product cannot be quantified physically, the result is the same: priceless.” Glass City Films and Glass City Stills can be found at www.glasscityfilms.com and on Facebook.

Douglas Waldie accepts the Business of the Year award from Waterville chamber president Sam Ansara. Pictured are (from left) Deborah Waldie, vice president/chief financial officer; Corina Pfleghaar, Waterville chamber executive director; Kelley Rowe, business development/marketing manager; Ansara; Doug Waldie; Chad Graham, operations manager; and Jim Pelland, customer service/quality manager.
company provides the rubber hose industry with precision stainless steel and aluminum bent mandrel tooling of all sizes in a shorter than industry standard lead time. In 1999 Crum became ISO 9001 certified and expanded to 2/4/11 design, fabrication and include 9:03 AM Page 1 certification services of precision mandrels, wire fixtures and a variety of quality check fixtures and gauges. “Mandrels are our bread and butter,” Waldie said. “We feel we have a pretty nice niche from which to build momentum.” With a large percentage of its customer base automotiverelated, Crum began feeling the recession a few years before the general public and had shrunk from 37 employees to 15. When his father-in-law asked him to join the company in 2009, Waldie had 20 years of management experience with UPS and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Lourdes College.

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Cultivating in employees a team focus has helped boost performance, and employees received profit-sharing and bonuses last year. The company has also been injury-free for 1,200 days. Even with fewer employees than before the recession, Crum is handling more business, Waldie said. “A lot of manufacturing companies didn’t do well last year, and some went out of business or are barely hanging in there. Last year, 10 of our 12 months were very profitable. This year even our slower months of January and February are busy – we’ll surpass what we did last year,” Waldie said, predicting a 56 to 60 percent increase in new customer revenues. Crum’s success was the reason behind the Waterville chamber’s executive committee choosing the manufacturer for the annual award, Pfleghaar said. For more information, visit www.crummfg.com. Reprinted with permission from The Mirror Newspaper

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Sylvnia teen to compete in Ohio Junior Miss
MOUNT VERNON- The Ohio Junior Miss Scholarship Program will be held on Feb. 25 - 26 in Mount Vernon. Representing Central Lucas County will be Kaylyn Johnston, a senior at Sylvania Southview High School. Thirty-two Ohio high school senior girls will arrive in Mount Vernon on Feb. 19 with a motorcade through the downtown area. The red carpet welcome is the beginning of a week filled with rehearsals, luncheons with various service organizations and numerous speaking opportunities. This year’s program will be the Ohio Junior Miss 53rd anniversary with Mount Vernon serving as host city for 38 years. It will also be the transition year to the program’s new name and brand image – Distinguished Young Women – ScholarshipLeadership-Talent. Cash scholarships totaling $18,000 will be awarded to the participants. Approximately $2 million in college scholarships are also awarded in the scholarship program. Serving as program emcees will be Dana Ullom-Vucelich and her daughter Jenna Vucelich, who are both past participants of the program. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. on Feb. 25 and at 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 26. The 54th annual America’s Junior Miss National Finals will be held in Mobile, Alabama, in June. Tickets are available for Friday and Saturday evening’s performances. For information, visit ohiodistinguishedyw.org or call 740-399-5206.

Maybe it’s fate that I should write about this topic. First, a Facebook friend posted the question: “If you could say one thing to yourself 20 years ago, what would you say?” Then, a few days later, I read my cousin in Florida’s online musings of what she would say if she could travel back in time and talk to her teenaged self. This introspection isn’t anything new. People have considered their regrets, thought of second chances and mused about getting do-overs since time immemorial. Books have been written, songs recorded, movies produced and articles have covered this topic well. What else can be said? But until you actually ponder this topic yourself, it all means nothing. I mean, what if you actually had the chance to travel back in time, visit yourself as a teen and deliver a heartfelt message of redemption? Let’s not fuss over the likelihood that your sixteen year old self would freak out at the incarnation, run screaming from you and call the police. Assume, if you will, that the teenager in bobby socks (or tiedyed shirt, leather jacket, peter pan collared blouse, whatever) will really listen. Consider your advice. What would you say? Fifteen people posted answers on my Facebook

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friend’s post, myself included. There were a variety of responses. “Listen to your mother.” “Be true to yourself.” “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” “Don’t worry, it will get better.” “Be adventurous.” We could always throw in “Wear sunscreen.” “Buy Microsoft stock.” or “Don’t smoke.” But would we really say those things? Are those the most important messages we could deliver? Let’s assume you deeply consider the message you’d like to convey. You’ve given this a great deal of thought, even jotted down some notes. Of course, there are no time travel devices, so we need to be practical. Now picture sitting down tomorrow with your teenaged son, daughter, grandchild or greatgrandchild. Imagine explaining that you have this truly important information to convey and they need to listen and heed your words. We’ll further assume they put down their iPod/ cell phone/homework/ laptop or turn off the television and give you their full attention. Now

here it comes. You present your words of wisdom, those you really wish you had heard when you were young. You impress upon your young offspring this crucial advice. Your heartfelt, important message. You might get smirks, laughs, impatience, outright indignation or possibly worse. You might get the know-it-all attitude or the child who might smile sweetly and agree, insisting they will remember what you said, even though you know they’re telling you what you want to hear. You might feel afterwards that it was all a waste of time, or maybe you think it went well. Probably you have a few regrets that you sounded preachy. Then again, consider this: it’s too late to help yourself as a youngster but for those few minutes, you had the attention of that teenager. Deep in their malleable personality, absorbed within their internal sponge or however you think of their youthful psyche….they heard you. Your words are now part of their personal history. Who knows? Maybe at some point later on in their young lives, your advice will surface in their minds and perhaps those words will guide them to making better choices. Wouldn’t you feel proud to know that it helped?

Global Marketing team: Northview seniors, Joshua Kleinert, Nicholas Dorner, Emily Due and Ryan Darah

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Southview senior Kaylyn Johnston will be on of 32 Ohio high school senior girls to compete in the Ohio Junior Miss Scholarship program in Mount Vernon on Feb. 2526.
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The business technology classes at Northview High School took part in regional competition on Jan. 25 at Clay High School. The following students placed first in their respective areas: Southview junior Andrew Bennett for interview skills; junior Stephenie Honisko for entrepreneurship; the junior team of: Madison Decator, Allie McDonald and Emma Parlette for presentation management; senior, Adam Simpson for fundamental spreadsheet applications; senior Shelby Shtilman for advanced spreadsheet applications; and the senior team of: Ryan Darah, Nick Dorner, Emily Due and Josh Kleinert in global marketing.

1st place Presentation Management Team: Northview juniors Emma Parlette, Madison Decator and Allie McDonald.

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1st place, Fundamental 1st place Entrepreneurship, Northview Spreadsheet Applications, junior Stephanie Honisko Northview senior Adam Simpson. Junior Tony Mazzioti placed at the State second in advanced office Schools Leadership Conference for systems and procedures. These students will Business Professionals of be representing Sylvania America in March.
hour shifts. You can sign up for as many saturdays as you like. Referees officiate 3rd and 4th grade boys and girls during their games. Snack bar workers cook popcorn and hot dogs and serve food. Devotion volunteers share their faith through a story, prayer or song. Upward Basketball is a youth league for children in kindergarten through sixth grade that emphasizes skills, sportsmanship and fun in a healthy, competitive atmosphere. Players are encouraged to do their best as they are taught the fundamentals of basketball and life lessons. Mike Mills, referee coordinator says the best part of volunteering is allowing the players to compete but also explaining the rules of basketball in a positive way. “You get to teach kids sportsmanship during game time,” he said. For more information, call 419-882-2205 or visit www.sylvaniafirst.org and click on the “Serve” tab. Anyone interested in community involvement but not basketball can also call or visit the website to learn about other events. I thank them for their many years of service. Captain William Rhodus was appointed Chief of Police in Apr. 2010 and Sergeant Rick Schnoor was then appointed to Captain in May 2010. Police Officer Stacey Pack was promoted to Sergeant in Aug. 2010. All of the newly hired officers brought experience with them from other police departments ranging from 1.5 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. Also, we 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. The City has been blessed with many loyal and hardworking employees over the years. We will seek the best replacements available for the positions and also look at restructuring how the City works to better serve the community. As with the Police Division, we will lose a great deal of experience, know-how and institutional knowledge with each retirement.

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SYLVANIA- Sylvania First United Methodist Church is looking for volunteers to referee basketball games, work in the snack bar or share devotion during half-time on Saturday mornings during Upward Basketball. Upward Basketball runs from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and began on Feb. 5 and will run through Apr. 9. The program takes place at the church at 7000 S. Erie Street. Referees are needed for a few hours each Saturday. Snack bar and devotion volunteers can serve in oneThe City of Sylvania Police Division has experienced significant personnel changes during the past three years. Since Feb. 2008, eleven new officers have been hired to replace officers who retired or resigned, accounting for almost a third of the force. The officers hired have all been chosen to help maintain the professionalism of the Police Division and the quality of police service for our residents. The nine officers who retired had a combined total of 296 years of experience with the Police Division. That is a great deal of experience and

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The Sylvania Chamber of Commerce recently named the Students of the Month for January. Receiving the award were Olivia O’Reilly and Maclaren Roemer. Pictured at the award presentation are Superintendent Brad Rieger, Southview student Olivia O’Reilly with father Michael, Sister Carol Ann Grace, and Northview Student Maclaren Roemer between parents Margaret and Wellington Roemer and Northview principal Stewart Jesse.

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enjoyed taking fun pictures of themselves. Judges for the evening included ABC’s Sashem Brey, Timm Morrison from 105.5, Daniel Nieman from the Toledo Blade and Wendy Kromer of Wendy Kromer Specialties. Rosie’s Italian Grille won the Judge’s Choice Award while The Cake Bite Company won the People’s Choice. Some of the chocolate vendors included The Chocolate Shoppe, Clara J’s Tea Room, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, the Mancy’s restaurants, Crowne Plaza, Two Seasoned Chicks, The Cake Bite Company, Rosie’s and The Melting Pot. This year’s event was cochaired by Alyssa Myers & Lesley King. The Chocolate Soiree brought in an estimated $45,000 for the

Trina McGivern at 419-874(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Aug. 24 through Aug. 30. 6050. Sometimes your friends and Your emotional well-being Aries City Chic to benefit the hinges on staying in a positive co-workers distract your attention (March 21-April 19) Auxiliary to the Ability This is not a good moment for mindset. You will be challenged and pull you away from your projCenter of Greater Toledo making business decisions on gut by people who question your ects. Your caring nature wants to City Chic, the annual fash- instincts, although this usually opinion, but stay strong in what help them but it’s important to ion gala that benefits the find balance between your goals works very well for you. Right feels right to you. Ability Center of Greater and helping everyone else accomLibra now, there are too many unknown Toledo will be held plish their goals. (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) variables to be loose with your Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Pisces Family and friends are very cash, even if the information you Stranahan Great Hall on (Feb. 19-March 20) are analyzing sounds convincing. supportive of the changes that you Heatherdowns. This is a great week for comwant to make in your life right Taurus As always this event kicks now. Spend some time clearing municating with others. You will (April 20-May 20) off the fall fashion season, Expect communication to be your mind and feeling the life pur- feel like everyone is listening to and this year will be celebrat- good this week, especially in your pose that only you can fulfill. you and your energy will drawn ing the fashions, companies them in even closer. Start the Scorpio relationships. Make sure you and resources of our great week ready to go and you will (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) spend some alone time with your city. Expect great things financially enjoy the rewards by Friday. partner and clear the air. Models will be strutting the this week. Watch for sales of any Imagine if every week were this Gemini stage wearing fashions from kind but especially those in real easy how much you could accom(May 21-June 21) locally owned stores Elegant Right now, your physical estate. Your time is good for Nowak photos Pat asset plish. Rags, Gallippo’s Kids strength will be low. However, creation. Opera Lady C, Lily Photos submitted Klothesline, Guild Celebrity Waiters include Cookie Westmeyer, Michael Sordyl, ChairSagittarius your emotions will be on an all man, Barbara Baumgartner and leaving you feeling very Dock David 22-Dec. 21) Whitestone, Ragazza, Sophia (Nov. Treece and Cindy time high Celebrity Waiters Officer Shaw of the Sylvania Police Department demonLustig, Sophie’s Sister and The week may get off to an up and down. Niggemyer. strates a radar gun to the group of curious Cub Scouts. Toledo Furs. odd start but stay focused on just Cancer This event always draws a today. By the end of the week you (June 22-July 22) huge crowd because of the You are overwhelming the will wonder why you were feeling delightful vendor boutiques people around you with your high stressed at all. Plan a quick getthat are set up beginning at 10 and low moods. Be careful not to away for the weekend or recona.m., with a tasty luncheon create long-term conflicts by nect with a friend or loved one and the fashion extravaganza. pushing people away from you. from out of town. For more information call Capricorn Leo 419-885-5733. (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) (July 23-Aug. 22) —Balancing your time this week Lately you may have been Please send all information feeling like you are heading in will feel like a struggle. There are to Pat Nowak, Sylvania two directions at the same time. responsibilities holding you back Herald, 5700 Monroe St., So, now is the time to make a sen- from the things you really want to Suite 406, Sylvania 43560, or sible decision about what you do. Spend some time prioritizing e-mail to your projects and then rewards want to do with your life. nowakp112946@aol.com. yourself.

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League. The silent auction was the most successful yet, raising $13,000, all for the great Junior League projects that donate money back to the community. The Toledo Opera Guild’s Celebrity Wait Night The Toledo Opera Guild’s Celebrity Wait Night ..It ain’t over ‘ til the Fat Lady sings or...laughs was held on Jan. 24th at Fat Fish Blue in Perrysburg. The laughs kept on coming while providing funds for guild’s projects in support of The Toledo Opera. The chairman of the event was Barbara Baumgartner and her committee

JLT Board: Junior League of Toledo Board Members who attended The Chocolate Soiree (Left to Right: Aileen Meyer, Elizabeth Murawski, Brittany Barhite, Jennifer Hildebrand, Sara Bassler, Lindsay Miller and Tausha Moore).

included Cindy Niggemyer, Cookie Westmeyer, Susan Mason, Sandra Sieple and Ian and Heather Toner. The honorary chairs were Ann Sanford and Denise Matheny. Some great fun was had by all and the fat lady had a hilarious time. Toledo Symphony League Announces Rite of Spring The Toledo Symphony League is presenting its third annual Rite of Spring event. This fun filled program will be held at the Toledo Hilton on March 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is always well

Cub Scout Pack 158 members were temporarily detained during their visit to the Sylvania Police Department. In the holding cell are front row: David Dubiel, Gavin Burke, Yusuf Hassab-Elanaby, Josh Ray and Ben attended and helps garden- Seal-Roth, and back row: Jack Van Cott, Collin Ghesquiers and those who garden ere, Jonathon Ray, Christopher Mains, Logan Channer, but need assistance. There Michael Mains and Jack Seal-Roth.

SYLVANIA- In honor of the 2011 Black History Month theme “African Americans and the Civil War,” Lourdes is bringing back its unique live-action planetarium show The Conductor. Additionally, the institution will present its annual Celebration of Black History Month event.

Tale of Underground Railroad and musical concert honor Black History Month at Lourdes

is lunch, vendors’ mini boutiques and Garden Guru Jenny Amstutz from Nature’s Corner of Glass City Landscape. Hopefully with all of the snow we have been getting spring will come soon so make your plans today to attend Rite of Spring. For tickets call Trina McGivern 419-874-6050 Please send all information to Pat Nowak, Sylvania Herald, 5700 Monroe St., Suite 406, Sylvania 43560, or e-mail to nowakp112946@ aol.com. Please make sure to send information in time for publication deadlines.

Cub Scout Pack 158, from Maplewood Elementary School, visited the Sylvania Police Department to tour their facilities and learn about the everyday jobs that protect and serve our community. The focus of the tour was to highlight the many ways the cub scouts can be good citizens and understand the widespread responsibility of the police. Scouts were briefed on emergencies that warrant a 911 phone call and

learned the details of how the call is handled and routed. They also learned about radar guns, night vision equipment, breathalyzers and bullet proof vests. The highlights of the tour for some of the boys was their time spent in a temporary detainment cell and sitting inside a squad car. Cub Scout Pack 158 is grateful to Officer Shaw and the Sylvania Police Department for their time and support.

The Conductor: Feb. 17 – 20 Presented in partnership with the Metroparks of the Toledo Area, The Conductor shares the powerful, historic tale of the Underground Railroad and how those involved used the stars to guide them on their journey. Written by Matthew Kizaur and Edmund Lingan, The Conductor lets audiences experience the Underground Railroad through the eyes of one bewildered man and a voice from the past. Shows are at 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 and 18, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 20. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for children, seniors and the

Lourdes community. For more information or to make a reservation visit www.lourdes.edu/appold or contact Appold Planetarium coordinator Dr. Laura Megeath at planetarium@lourdes.edu. Lourdes College Celebration of Black History Month: Feb. 23 The Lourdes College annual Celebration of Black History Month will feature guest speakers and musical performances by The David Carter

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Symphonic Choir with Director Deborah Carlisle, The Lourdes College Chorus and Good Company Ensemble with Director Karen T. Biscay and Accompanist Olga Topuzova-Meade and The Scott High School Gospel Choir with Director Latoya Crawford. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public. Call 419-8243825 for more information.

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the Pontifical Institute for the Study of Islam and Arabic (PISAI) in Rome and received an STL. She has published numerous articles and a book on Muslim-Christian relations – Defending the ‘People of Truth’ in the Early Islamic Period: The Christian Apologies of Abu Ra’itah – focusing specifically on the early centuries of Islam. Dr. Keating has been a member of the Vatican Commission for Religious Photos submitted Dr. Sandra Keating will Relations with Muslims, multiple shows at Lourdes hold a lecture discussing and regularly participates relations between Catholics in Catholic-Muslim diaand Muslims. logues, both in the United Lourdes Ecumenical With the approach of the States and abroad. The Ecumenical LecLecture reflects on 10 year anniversary of current relations the events that occurred ture will be held on Feb. between Catholics & on September 11, 2001, 27 in the Franciscan TheMuslims Dr. Keating will address ater & Conference CenLourdes is pleased to current relations between ter at 3 p.m. The lecture announce its 2011 Ecu- Catholics and Muslims, is free and open to the menical Lecture “Over- particularly in Iraq, Iran public. Attendees are encoming our common past and Arabia, from a theo- couraged to review the Catholic Nostra Aetate of quarrels and hostilities: logical perspective. reflections on current reDr. Keating earned her and the Muslim A Comlations between Catholics PhD in Roman Catholic mon Word documents. & Muslims” presented Theology with an empha- For more information by Dr. Sandra Keating, sis in Muslim-Christian and to view the recomAssociate Professor of Relations at the Catholic mended readings, please Theology at Providence University of America. visit www.lourdes.edu/ College in Rhode Island. Previously, she studied at ecumenical.

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Sarantou issues statement on decision to stop contest-of-election
TOLEDO- George Sarantou, longtime Toledo City Councilman and candidate for Lucas County Commissioner in 2010, issued the following statement after dismissing his contest-of-election challenge in Lucas County Common Pleas Court. “Today I made the difficult but correct decision to stop my challenge to the Lucas County Commissioner election. I did so because I believe it is the right thing to do for the community and myself. “On election night, the Board of Elections announced that I led by 1376 votes. Three weeks later, after counting the provisional ballots from the election, the Board reversed those results and announced that Carol Contrada won the election by the thin margin of 193 votes. “Since that time, I have wanted to understand what happened, because the candidates, and more importantly the voters and the entire community, have the right to know how elections are handled and to be certain that the results are accurate and reliable. I asked the Board of Elections then to permit my representatives to review the provisional-ballot envelopes but was told they would not be made available. I tried other methods to find out what happened and to ensure that the provisional ballots were handled correctly, but the Board of Elections was steadfast in refusing my requests. After waiting to the last possible day, in the hope that the Board would change its mind, I filed my election contest. I said at the time, and it remains true, that I did so only because I wanted a fair and impartial review of the election, which the entire community deserves. “Even then, I had to fight the Board to gain access to the envelopes. Eventually, Judge Stacy Cook ruled that my team could see them, and we spent hundreds of hours reviewing them. We finished that work early this morning. “I have accomplished what I set out to from the beginning. I have been permitted to review the ballots. They show what I suspected --- The Board counted many ballots that should not have been counted and, in addition, there are hundreds of envelopes that did not comply with the law. We have reviewed all of the provisional envelopes, it is apparent that the system needs to be improved to ensure that provisional balloting does not under-

TOLEDO- Pam Tebow, mother of Denver Broncos Quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, will be the featured speaker at the annual spring fundraising event for The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo. This event, called “Sweet Endings,” will be held March 10, at 7 p.m.. at Westgate Chapel, 2500 Wilford Rd, Toledo. Mrs.Tebow and her husband Bob lived for a number of years as missionaries in the Philippines, where they continue to have an ongoing ministry employing 50 nationals to run an orphanage for 50 orphans. The no-

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toriety of the Tebow family increased with Tim’s excellence in college football. Tim and his Mom appeared in a commercial last year which aired during the Super Bowl about her pro-life decision and she has been an active speaker on the topic. The evening will feature Mrs. Tebow as keynote speaker, as well as the skills of local musicians and a local artist. Another highlight will be the auction of two items to the highest bidders: a Tim Tebow autographed jersey and an autographed jersey from Toledo native and NFL athlete, Nate Washington. Nate’s mom, Lisha Washing-

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ton, will also make brief remarks in support of the work of the Center. This is the 27th year for the annual fundraiser. Traditionally it’s been a dinner banquet but this year instead of dinner, the night will feature a dessert reception following the presentations. Tickets for the event are $10 each. 100% of the ticket sale proceeds as well as other monies raised during the fundraising event will benefit the Pregnancy Center in providing services to women with unplanned pregnancies. For more information visit www.pregnancycenter.org or call Angela at 419-531-6842.
Kindergarten Information Nights Rescheduled for Sylvania Schools SYLVANIA- Due to the weather last week, the following Sylvania Schools’ Kindergarten Information Nights have been rescheduled for the following dates: Maplewood Elementary – Feb. 9 at 7:00 pm Central Elementary – Feb. 10 at 7:00 pm Highland Elementary - Feb. 23 at 7:00 pm Parents unable to attend are encouraged to call 419-824-8583 to schedule an appointment to register their child for kindergarten in 2011-12. Children must be 5 years of age by Aug. 1, 2011 to be eligible for kindergarten. Registration information is also available on the district website at www.sylvaniaschools.org. Upcoming blood drives in Lucas County Saturday, February 12 9:00 am - 2:00 pm M e m o r i a l Lutheran 3215 Douglas, Toledo Tuesday, February 15 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Toledo Walleye @ Huntington Center 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo *Receive a free ticket to a Toledo Walleye game Wednesday, February 16 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Whitehouse American Legion 6910 S. Providence, Whitehouse Thursday, February 17 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm UAW Local 12 2300 land Avenue, Toledo

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vard. The event, sponsored by all the parent and booster organizations at St. Francis, includes fun and games for all ages featuring gladiator joust, raffles, radar speed pitch, a clown and magician, bingo, adult casino, fast foods, barbeque chicken dinners, pasta and meatballs dinners with carryout available, Ferdos “Hommos & Pita”, and the famous Stanley’s “Kielbasa Dogs.” Raffle tickets for cash prizes. Free admission and free parking. All proceeds to benefit St. Francis de Sales High School.

Goss will share his knowledge and have his guitar handy to demonstrate some of the characteristics of classic blues music on Feb. 23 from 7-8:00 p.m. in Room 6 at the MCCC Whitman Center, 7777 Lewis Ave. Temperance, MI. He will infuse music into his presentation about the important role that blues has played in the history of rock and roll. For more information call 734-847-0559. Health center continues educational series TOLEDO- The Toledo Center for Natural Health continues an educational series with a second presentation. The topic for the second educational event is Thyroid, Functions/Mal-Functions and Finding Optimal Nutritional Support. Examples of testing for nutritional supplements, to optimize thyroid health and general health, will be provided. Reserve your seat for this upcoming event on Feb. 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. Please call 419-9130567 or 419-517-8810 for additional information. The Andersons to sponsor home show MAUMEE- The Andersons, Inc. is sponsoring the 2011 MORE For Your Home Show on Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Andersons Store, located at 530 Illinois Ave. in Maumee. The Home Show is free and open to the general public. “How-To” advice will be offered to homeowners by more than 50 national representatives, along with demonstrations including installation of laminate floors and insulating a home. The newest in safety products, kitchens and baths, countertops, windows and wall finishes will be featured. Homeowners can receive expert advice on how to seal their basement walls against dampness, create more valuable storage space and lower their utility bills with energy efficient products. The reps will be demonstrating products throughout the day, answering project questions and showing off the newest in decorating ideas.

Todd Andrews Band to perform TOLEDO- On Feb. 11 at 9:30 p.m. the Todd Andrews Band will be performing songs from their country album Just Press Play at Dave’s Hideaway Lounge, 5347 Detroit Avenue, Toledo. For more information, contact Monique Headley at 888-361-9473 or monique@tatepublishing.com. Ben Franklin: The Early Years SYLVANIA- The Sylvania Area Historical Society’s next meeting is March 16 at 7 p.m. at the Sylvania Heritage Center, 5717 N. Main St. Judge Scott Ramey will present “Ben Franklin: The Early Years.” Benjamin Franklin was a writer, inventor, diplomat, businessman, musician, scientist, humorist, civic leader and international celebrity. Did he really write “Poor Richard’s Almanack,” fly that kite in the storm and invent bifocals? Learn what made him such a genius in this interactive, entertaining presentation. The meeting is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information visit www.sylvaniahistory.org or call 419-3189632. From blues to rock TEMPERANCE, MI- Did you know rock music was influenced by the blues? One artist was blues legend Robert Johnson who later became known as the “Godfather of Rock and Roll.” Johnson was a heavy influence on greats like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and many others. Music history instructor Kim

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TOLEDO- The Toledo Museum of Art has added two new glass sculptures to its collection. Pyramid by German artist Josepha Gasch-Muche can be seen in Gallery 1 of the main Museum building. Blizzard Amulet Basket by Canadian artist Laura Donefer has been installed in Gallery 5 of the Glass Pavilion. “Both of these Pyramid by Josepha Gasch-Muche is one of two glass sculptures are made in pieces recently acquired by the Toledo Museum of Art. a clear or white palette, and both are composite sculptures, assembled of many smaller intricate elements,” museum director Brian Kennedy said. “These monochromatic objects distill their creators’ artistic intents and sensitivities to glass as the chosen medium.” Gasch-Muche has experimented with different materials throughout her career and has worked primarily with broken liquid crystal display (LCD) glass since 1998. She believes that every material, regardless of whether it is naturally or industrially produced, has its own inherent structure and texture Photos submitted waiting to be given The Toledo Museum of Art also acquired Blizzard form. She was attracted to shattered LCD glass Amulet Basket by Laura Donefer. because it is thin, strong collections, such as blizzard. The vessel and can be arranged in the Kunstsammlungen portion of the work different ways to reflect der Veste Coburg; the captures the tonalities and scatter light. Glasmuseum Hentrich/ of an icy Canadian lake “I did not discover Museum Kunstpalast with its frozen layers. glass, it discovered in Düsseldorf; the Thick, vertically stacked me,” Gasch-Muche said, Museum for Applied Art drips of colorless glass “and it opened up the in Frankfurt, Germany; resembling snow drifts possibility of painting the Musée Mudac in buttress the piece on with light.” Lausanne, Switzerland; either side, while opaque TMA’s newly acquired the Corning Museum of white trails on the front Pyramid seems to change Glass, and the Musée- and back recall the its appearance depending Atelier du Verre in spiraling motion of a on the viewer’s position Sars-Poteries, France. snow storm. Opaque and perspective. The Her awards include white glass frit enhances texture of the glass the prestigious Coburg the glacial relief of the fragments, mounted on Glass Prize (2006) and basket’s form, while the a metal form, may at the Bavarian State Prize handle is shaped with one moment appear to (2008). flameworked drops and be velvety and silky, Laura Donefer is a spikes that evoke icicles. yet in the next moment, multi-talented According to Page, artist light refracts in the sharp who blows, casts and “Laura Donefer combines edges of the glass and torch-works glass into both flameworking and creates a riotous and intricate assemblages. blowing techniques in flashing image. Much of her recent work her vessels, which give “This is a finished is a study of ancient her work a very strong work of art made up baskets with handles; personal ‘voice.’” of ‘unfinished’ glass in the glass versions the An exuberant artist, fragments,” Jutta Page, handles are adorned with Donefer views glass as a TMA’s curator of glass flameworked beads, as metaphor for life. and decorative arts, said. well as natural shells and “It can be totally “Each of the fragments fibers. transparent and reveal has a different shape and Blizzard Amulet what is inside, or opaque a different story, and yet Basket relies on to hide, or translucent, in joining them together transparent and opaque mysterious, by giving this sculpture comes to white hues. Donefer’s mere glimpses of what life.” inspiration came from might be,” Donefer said. Gasch-Muche is experimenting with her “It can be sharp and truly represented in numerous signature basket form in wound, or luscious with international public the middle of an Ontario life.”

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Nine St. John’s athletes sign to play collegiate sports

Nine student-athletes at St. John’s Jesuit High School recently signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college. Pictured at the signing ceremony in their new college caps are, front row (from left): Ryan Peterson(Soccer – University of Dayton), Matt Essig (Soccer – Duquesne University), Michael Balcar (Golf – Cleveland State) and Adam Montague (Soccer – Michigan State). Back row (from left): Zach Steinmetz (Football – Bowling Green State University), Ryan Rattay (Football – Georgetown University), Jack Miller (Football –University of Michigan), Cheatham Norrils (Football – University of Toledo) and Nick Brunner (Football –Saginaw Valley State)

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TOLEDO- St. John’s Jesuit High School celebrated the signing of nine senior student athletes at a signing event held in SJJ’s McQuade Theater on Feb. 2. Five athletes signed for football scholarships, three athletes signed for soccer and one athlete signed for golf. Head football coach Doug Pearson ‘82 introduced senior football players including Nick Brunner who will play for Saginaw Valley State, Eddie Cheatham Norrils who will play at The University of Toledo, Jack Miller who will play for the University of Michigan, Ryan Rattay who has signed with Georgetown University and Zach Steinmetz who will play for Bowling Green State University . Brian Miller ‘82, SJJ athletic director, introduced three senior soccer

players including Matt Essig who will play soccer for Duquesne University, Adam Montague who has signed with Michigan State University and Ryan Peterson who will play for the University of Dayton. Mussa Orra ‘02, assistant golf coach, announced that senior Michael Balcar will be heading to Cleveland to play golf for Cleveland State University. Several of the athletes set SJJ school records including Jack Miller with 22 tackles for loss in 2010, Cheatham Norrils with 61 receptions for 1168 yards (both school records), and 24 career receiving touchdowns and inn soccer Adam Montague set a record with 26 goals and 26 assists. The signing event included the all 209 students of the class of 2011 along with faculty , coaches,

family and friends of the student-athletes. Approximately 275 attended the morning celebration which included remarks from President Joaquin Martinez, S.J., Principal Brad Bonham and athletic director Brian Miller. Participating in the event were SJJ cheerleaders and Titus the Titan mascot. “St. John’s Jesuit is very proud of these outstanding seniors. They have worked hard in the classroom and on the athletic field and have proven to be leaders among the class of 2011. We congratulate them on making the decision to continue their athletic career at the collegiate level and know that they have a strong foundation from SJJ that will enable them to move on to achieve even greater success,” Principal Brad Bonham said.

TOLEDO- Haas-Jordan By Westcott (UPIC: UMBRELLA) of Toledo, OH won Two Silver Awards in the 2011 PPAI Suppliers Achievement Award Competition sponsored by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). Thirty-Four Gold and Silver winners were recognized for manufacturing excellence during The PPAI Expo 2011 in Las Vegas. “Winning suppliers are Photo submitted honored for their superiority Members of the Haas-Jordan By Westcott team pose in craftsmanship, graphic arts, creativity, with one of the awards they recently won for creativity innovation and service and screen printing excellence. to distributors with this Development. PPAIAwards hear, smell and even taste. award,” Steve Slagle, Action Group members, Promotional products are a CAE, PPAI president and along with representatives way to make a sensible and CEO said. “The winners from the printing and memorable impression. For worked very hard to earn jewelers industries, judged more information about this special recognition the entries according to the PPAI awards program, and their commitment to criteria specific to each contact the special events excellence is a tribute to of the competition’s 22 department at awards@ this industry.” ppai.org. categories. Haas-Jordan By Westcott For more information Promotional products was presented with two are an essential element about Promotional Products Silver 2011 PPAI Supplier in the marketing mix. Association International Achievement awards in Adding a message to a (PPAI), visit the PPAI the categories of Screen tangible product turns an website at www.ppai.org or Printing on Textiles and ordinary message into a contact PPAI at 972-258Most Creative Promotional marketing experience the 3040 or pr@ppai.org. Product - Partnership audience can see, touch,

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Area Office on Aging encourages neighbors to help seniors remove snow
As another winter storm threatens northwest Ohio, the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc. reminds the community of the vulnerability of older adults. We ask the public to check on the safety of older family members or neighbors who may be frail or isolated. The Area Office on Aging is encouraging neighbors, family and church members to help older adults remove the snow from their sidewalks and driveways. Participants in home-delivered meal programs have been given shelf stable meals. It’s a good idea to keep a similar version on hand with canned entrees, dried fruits (i.e. raisins), nuts, vegetable juices and crackers. We recommend that older adults prepare as much as possible using the following tips: Always keep a flashlight and extra batteries nearby. Keep your cell phone plugged in as much as possible in case you lose power. As temperatures drop below freezing, allow faucets to drip slightly to avoid freezing pipes. Dress warmly in layers to retain

body heat and conserve fuel by closing off unused rooms. Consider filling the bathtub with water in advance of the storm so you can flush the commode. Listen to local radio and television stations for updated storm information and heed warnings. Stay inside. Most activities can be rescheduled for a clear weather day. Be cautious with space heaters and keep anything that could burn at least 3 feet away. When in doubt, don’t go out! If you lose power: Open doors to the outside as little as possible. Wrap up in blankets and quilts when sitting for any period of time. If you have a wood stove or fireplace, you can start up a fire for a great source of heat. Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the temperature. For all frail older adults who need help through the Area Office on Aging, please contact the Area Office on Aging at 419-382-0624.

Spoil your grandkids Get ready for America Saves Week with gifts of stock
By Jason Alderman So many expenses, so few dollars saved. That’s the dilemma faced by millions of Americans – everyone from struggling college students to young families saving for a down payment to baby boomers approaching retirement. During severe recessions, people tend to curtail spending and increase saving as a hedge against potential – or real – hardship. In fact, the average personal savings rate as a percentage of disposable income has risen to about 5 percent, compared to an alltime low of negative 0.5 percent in 2005. Back then, the economy was booming and many people assumed that the stock market and home values would climb indefinitely. How wrong we were. It’s probably too early to tell, but some worry that the strong 2010 holiday shopping season may signal a return to old spending habits. Here’s hoping we’ve learned our lesson about living beyond our means and the importance of saving for a rainy day. There are many reasons why it’s important to develop and maintain sound savings habits during good times and bad: You could lose your job or see your hours cut. Most experts recommend having at least six months’ income readily available for emergencies. Those approaching retirement need to boost their net worth slashed by plummeting home and retirement account values. Costs for high-ticket items like medical expenses, college and retirement continue to far outpace the rate of inflation. Many fear that future funding for government-provided benefits like Social Security and Medicare is at risk. Although many believe that low- and moderate-income families cannot afford to save and build wealth, research shows that there are “savers” and “spenders” in all income classes. To help encourage people to learn sound saving habits, a broad coalition of non-profit, government, military and corporate organizations formed the America Saves campaign in 2001 (www.americasaves.org). Last year, some 2,000 of these member groups sponsored the fourth annual America Saves Week. Millions of Americans were reached through their campaigns – everything from educational events at military installations outside the U.S., to financial planning seminars hosted by participating employers, to free tax preparation assistance. This year’s America Saves Week is slated for the week of Feb. 20-27. America Saves offers many tools for learning more about the importance of saving, including: Use the America Saves interactive Personal Wealth Estimator to determine your current net worth and then estimate your future net worth. Sign up to receive monthly savings messages from national financial experts on topics such as money management, investment basics, building wealth through home ownership, saving during tax time and ways to get out of debt. Test your savings knowledge by taking their “Test Your Savings Knowledge” quiz. Did you know that families that have a savings plan in place save about twice as much as those with no plan? Read tips for saving on everything from food and household items to medications to banking and insurance products. Handy links to numerous other websites that feature financial education materials. Chances are that economic prosperity is still a ways off; but when it eventually comes, I hope we all remember the harsh lessons of the past few years and retain the thrifty habits learned out of necessity. Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on Apr. 4, go to www. practicalmoneyskills.com/ summit2011.

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By Dan Greenshields Do you have a grandchild graduating from kindergarten, high-school or college this year? Have you started thinking about what kind of gift you’ll give? A new study from grandparents.com finds that American grandparents spend more than $50 billion annually on their grandkids. Of that astonishing total, $16 billion alone is going toward clothing and toys in the form of gifts. To put that in perspective, the amount of money grandmothers and grandfathers spend on glitzy party dresses, video game consoles, and crazy bracelets as graduation, birthday or holiday gifts is about ten times the government’s annual budget for the National Endowment for the Arts. Despite the recession, America’s 70 million grandparents continue to be a gift-giving force. Whether your grandchild is graduating from kindergarten, highschool or college this year, the act of gift-giving is about happiness, both on the part of the person giving the gift and the person receiving it. But here’s a question grandparents might want to ask themselves: Am I giving gifts just for immediate pleasure, or should I be thinking a little bigger about what a gift can mean for their future? A different grandparents.com study found that grandparents spend nearly $1,700 on each new grandchild annually. Even if a small portion of that came in the form of stocks -- instead of easily forgotten novelty gifts, for example -- long term happiness could show big returns. Introduce Young Minds to Investing Giving kids stock isn’t just about the monetary value of the stock shares. It’s also about introducing young minds to the world of investing. Just like a new baseball glove inspires dreams of playing in the big leagues, a share of stock could spark a lifelong passion for numbers, economics, and current events. Let the kids help decide where to invest the money. No matter how his or her portfolio performs, they are getting a hands-on introduction to the world

of finance and financial responsibility. In a world oversaturated with video games, social media, and television -- 71 percent of children between eight and 18-years-old have a TV set in their bedroom, according to the Kaiser Foundation -kids may welcome a chance to stimulate their brains with something new. These days, kids can track their stocks’ performance any time they want, even on their smart phones. Children who get interested in the stock market at a young age quickly learn how it works, and in many cases start to invest their own money in additional shares. Instead of tuning out to mindless reality TV, they might start flipping to CNBC or Bloomberg television for news. And who knows, they might even ask you for help. Invest In Their Future Investing, obviously, is also about accruing money and learning how to manage it. This generation of young people needs to understand money management just as much as their older counterparts. A good introduction to investing is by purchasing stocks through a custodial investment account. These accounts give kids ownership over their portfolio but also give their parents (or grandparents) managerial authority. Custodial accounts are typically set up in the child’s name, which could offer a nice tax benefit while also teaching the value of investing. Because these accounts are for minors almost exclusively, some brokerage firms offer reduced fees and waive minimum purchase requirements. Part of the joy of grand parenting is spoiling your grandkids. Instead of doing it just with trendy toys, give a gift that will help get them to their next graduation and beyond. Your grandchildren will thank you now and later. Dan Greenshields, CFA, is President of ShareBuilder Securities Corporation, a subsidiary of ING Bank, fsb. For more information, visit www. sharebuilder.com/gift.

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Columbus- Ohio’s plan for connecting physicians, hospitals and other health professionals through a statewide health information exchange (HIE) got a thumbs up Jan. 25 from federal officials within the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC). The Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP) today announced the approval, which releases $13.8 million in federal funds to Ohio to start the implementation of a data exchange to connect physicians, hospitals and medical providers across the state with one another. “We’re excited to make the vision of a statewide health information system accessible to those who need it,” Dan Paoletti, interim CEO of OHIP and vice-president of data services at the Ohio Hospital Association said. “We’re paving the way for Ohio’s entire healthcare system to be more efficient, cost effective and patientcentered.” Ohio joins a national push to improve the health care system so doctors, hospitals, healthcare facilities, pharmacies, labs and other entities can electronically and securely share patient information. To receive federal funds, OHIP created an extensive strategic and operational plan to show how Ohio will support and deploy this clinical data exchange and sustain its efforts into the future. Ohio initially received $1 million in 2010 to begin the planning process. “OHIP is fortunate to

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have an enthusiastic and committed group of healthcare experts from the community to spearhead this effort,” Peg Eichner, OHIP’s project manager of HIE services, said. An HIE Committee comprised of physicians, hospital leaders, health plan payors and state agency representatives shaped the plan. Ohio continues to build a solid base of physicians and providers who will eventually use the HIE —3,058 physicians and other healthcare providers signed up to receive services for the adoption and implementation of electronic health records over the past four months. OHIP and its seven regional partners have met a milestone of 50 percent of a targeted goal of 6,000 Ohio physicians. OHIP’s Chief Information and Operating Officer Fred Richards said he hopes to fill the remaining 2,942 slots allotted by the federal ONC by summer 2011. A vendor will soon be procured to create the HIE infrastructure to facilitate the exchange of these electronic health records, Richards said. “We’re ready to move forward with an awareness campaign on how important this health information exchange will be in creating a healthier Ohio,” Richards said. “We hope to engage physicians, hospitals and providers to connect with the HIE beginning in April.” To review the State Health Information Exchange Plan and learn more, visit www. OHIPonline.org.

WEDNESDAY, February 9, 2011

Treat Your Valentine to Something Sweet
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and desserts are often part of the festivities. Chocolate tops the list of preferred confections on this day of love and affection. Whether you’re romancing a special someone, or simply want to give the message that you are a secret admirer, whip up a batch of these delightful treats. They’re also perfectly acceptable to enjoy if you’re spending Valentine’s Day alone or with friends and desire a sweet pick-me-up. Chocolate Scotcheroos (Courtesy of KELLOGG’s® RICE KRISPIES® cereal) Yields 24 squares 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup peanut butter 6 cups RICE KRISPIES® cereal or 6 cups COCOA KRISPIES® cereal 1 package (6 oz., 1

Valentine’s Day is all about big-ticket purchases and spending a fortune to show you care, right? Not necessarily. While the holiday is known for gift-giving, those tokens of appreciation needn’t break the bank. After all, Valentine’s Day is about expressing love and affection, which doesn’t have to cost a lot. In today’s economy, it’s prudent for couples to conserve funds and celebrate Valentine’s Day on a budget. The way to that special someone’s heart just may be a fatter bank account rather than an ueber-expensive gift. Here are some ways to celebrate in a fiscally responsible way. 1. When purchasing a gift for your sweetheart, think about something that will truly touch his or her heart, without necessarily paying attention to price tag. For example, if he is a sports buff, maybe tickets to a favorite game could be on the expensive side. But why not offer to host a party for him and his friends, complete with snacks and time spent in front of the big-screen TV watching a key game? If she has a special author, pick up the newest release from that writer. 2. Jewelry is commonly thought of on Valentine’s Day. Fortunately, there are jewelry pieces that fit all types of budgets. If diamonds aren’t possible, choose her birthstone or even a stone that reminds you of her favorite color or the day you met. Also, a small pair of earrings will offer the same sentiments as a more expensive necklace or bracelet. 3. It may be customary to dine out on Valentine’s Day, and many people choose to do so. Some restaurants offer a more expensive or extravagant

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menu on this special night, which may not fit in with your financial plans. Think about treating your sweetheart to a brunch or Valentine’s Day lunch instead. You’ll still be dining out, but just at a lower cost. If you prefer dinner, cater the meal at home, which may be more affordable. Or celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 15th for even more affordability -- and a greater chance of getting a reservation at your favorite restaurant. 4. Florists do much of their business on this day of love. Flowers, much like chocolates and romantic dinners, are customary Valentine’s Day traditions. Work with a florist to put together a bouquet of blooms that are in season or locally grown, so you’re not paying premiums on exotic flowers. See if there are any discounts for ordering well in advance. Potted plants will last longer than cut flowers, so consider purchasing your sweetheart a houseplant that will grow over the years, and tuck a single rose into the foliage as a romantic gesture. Warehouse stores, supermarkets and even lawn and garden centers may have deals on romantic bouquets. So shop around for affordability. 5. Many companies encourage employees to

No holiday is more synonymous with romance than Valentine’s Day. Every February 14 couples express their feelings for one another with candies, flowers and a host of other romantic traditions. For couples who want to cozy up on the couch this Valentine’s Day, the following movies make ideal choices to set a romantic mood. * Casablanca (1942) -- Perhaps no movie of the 20th century is more fitting for Valentine’s Day than this Humphrey Bogart classic. In the midst of World War II, world-weary nightclub owner Rick Blaine (Bogart) finds himself in the middle of a love triangle with his ex-lover (Ingrid Bergman) and her husband (Paul Heinreid) in French-occupied Morocco. * Out of Africa (1985) -- A seven-time Oscar winner, including Best Picture,

Valentine’s Day Movie Guide
this acclaimed film tells the tale of a largely abandoned young wife (Meryl Streep) who falls in love with a free-spirited big-game hunter (Robert Redford) in 20th century colonial Kenya. * From Here to Eternity (1953) -- Another classic, this features the immortal scene of Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr passionately kissing in the sand as the waves crash over them. * Roman Holiday (1953) -- Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) is bored and manages to escape her entourage of guardians while visiting Rome. There she meets American journalist Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), whose goal of an exclusive interview soon becomes a romantic adventure for both. * The Princess Bride (1987) -- Couples who like some laughs with their romance will appreciate this

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Valentine’s Day comes but once a year. Test your knowledge of these interesting facts surrounding the day of love. Answers follow. 1. It is estimated that how many Valentine’s Day greeting cards are sent each year? a. 500 thousand b. one million c. one billion d. ten billion 2. What percentage of women send themselves a Valentine’s Day card? a. 10% b. 25% c. 5% d. 60% 3. Valentine’s Day evolved from what ancient Roman festival? a. Lupercalia b. Festivus c. Bacchanalia d. Cupidis 4. Cupid, the winged cherub who aims his arrows at would-be lovers, is the son of what Roman god? a. Jupiter b. Penelope c. Venus d. Zeus 5. In what year did England’s King Henry VIII declare February 14th an official holiday? a. 1537 b. 1692 c. 1402 d. 1954 chocolate industry c. the greeting card industry d. the floral industry Answers: 1. c, one billion. Valentine’s Day is the second largest seasonal holiday for sending cards behind Christmas. 2. b, 25% 3. a, Lupercalia. This is a fertility celebration that was commemorated annually on February 15. 4. c, Venus, the goddess of

Rob Reiner fairy tale with a comedic twist. Buttercup (Robin Wright) is beautiful but doomed, chosen to marry an evil prince (Chris Sarandon). But a smitten stable boy (Cary Elwes) returns from sea to rescue his beloved. A nearly instant classic, the film features hilarious performances from the likes of Billy Crystal, Mandy Patinkin and the late pro wrestler Andre the Giant. * Out of Sight (1998) -- Behind the star power of Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney, this offbeat romance is tailor-made for couples who prefer a little adventure with their romance. After a federal marshal (Lopez) finds herself locked in the trunk of a car with a charming escaped convict (Clooney), an unlikely romance soon develops in this film based on an Elmore Leonard novel.

A picture -- or in this case a 3D holographictype image -- can tell a thousand words. Especially “I Love You” come Valentine’s Day and other holidays. The new trend in greeting cards is augmented reality that puts a new interactive twist on the classic paper card. Hallmark is one of the companies exploring the possibilities of augmented reality in their greeting cards. The company recently began offering a Augmented reality greetline of cards that provided ing cards could change the interactive, 3D graphics way people offer Valentine’s when the card was placed Day sentiments. in front of a computer’s card. Web cam. Hallmark isn’t the only Instead of merely readinnovator relying on auging the Valentine’s Day sentiments, recipients are mented reality for congiven an interactive ex- sumers. Individuals doperience that adds quirki- ing clothing shopping or ness and individuality looking to change their to the average greeting hair style may be able to

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St. Pius X Students participate in “Pennies for Patients” campaign
Toledo- St. Pius Students, from preschool to eighth grade recently participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Pennies for Patients” campaign. Students were encouraged to collect coins for children in Ohio that have been diagnosed with either disease for a three week period. Each student had individual collection boxes to keep the money. The fourth grade class won with a total of $193.80 and will be rewarded with a

Sheriff’s Office offers reward for information
The Lucas County Sheriff’s Office is offering a reward in the amount of $5,000 for the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) of the homicide of Lisa Straub and John S. Clarke. On Jan. 31, the bodies of Lisa Straub and John S. Clarke were found at 2161 Longacre Lane in

pizza party sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The total collected from the students and staff was $1,154.13. All of the students and staff that participated did a great job and made a difference one penny at a time. St. Pius X School is located at 2950 Ilger Avenue, Toledo. Any questions about the “Pennies for Patients” program can be directed to the school office, 419-5357688.

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‘Twas at a wedding that they met, Her Romeo - His Juliet They liked each other, He asked her out, That’s what this story is all about…. Jan. 27, 2011 marked the 60th wedding anniversary of Florian (Flink) and Ardythe (Ardy) Kowalinski. They were surprised with a big family dinner celebration. They have been Sylvania residents for over 55 years. They are the parents of Debbie (Don) Gembolis, Cindy (Mike Belcik) Garrison, and Mark (Amy) Kowalinski. Their grandchildren are Corinn (Chris) Shemak, Kylie (Steve) Johnson, Kurt Gembolis, Kevin Gembolis, Kendra (Nate) Manuel and Claire Gembolis, Haylee (Adam Werner) and Lindsey Garrison, Stan Kowalinski, and Abbie Kowalinski. Their great-grandkids are Armani, Ella, Trey, Tyson and Ryan and a boy and girl coming soon. We love you Mom and Dad and wish many more blessing and fun-filled family times to come.

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Tim and Kathy Henricks of Marriottsville, MD, along with Skip and Ellen Vermilya of Sylvania, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Jan and Chris. Jan is a 2004 graduate of Chapelgate Christian Academy and a 2008 alumna of Grove City College. She is currently a programer analyst with PPG Industries, in Pittsburgh, PA. Chris is a 2005 graduate of Sylvania Southview and also a graduate of Grove City College. While currently employed as a programmer analyst at PPG Industries, he is also pursuing an MBA at the University of Pittsburgh. They are planning an outdoor wedding on July 2 at Chapel Valley Estate in Ellwood City, PA.

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The Lucas County Bar Association is pleased to announce the election results of Officers for 2011: President- Jean Ann Siler First Vice President- Rick Baum Second Vice President- D. Lee Johnson Treasurer- Steven K. Lauer Secretary- Megan E. Simko The Lucas County Bar Association is also pleased to announce the elected members of the Executive Board for 2011: Joanne Rubin, Joyce Anagnos, Scott A. Ciolek, Darlene Dunn, Tonya M. Robinson, Paul Syring and Ed Zoltanski.

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The parents of Jennifer L. Brandhuber and Rob L. Mathes are pleased to announce the couple’s engagement. Jennifer is the daughter of Naomi Andrzejczak of Sylvania and the late Neil (Tom) Brandhuber, Jr. Rob is the son of Valerie Mathes of Port Orchard, Washington. Jennifer is a 1997 graduate of Northview High School and a 2001 graduate of the Ohio University. Upon graduation, Jennifer began working for New York Life in New York City. In 2008 she left her job as a sales development manager with New York Life to relocate to Pittsburgh, PA. Jennifer is currently employed as a compliance risk analyst for PNC Bank at their national headquarters in Pittsburgh. Rob is a 1997 graduate of South Kitsap High School and a 2001 graduate of Washington State University. After college he moved to South Carolina for an internship and then began his career with New York Life in Long Island, NY. Rob is currently a senior sales development manager for New York Life in Pittsburgh. A July wedding in Pittsburgh is planned.

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