The Press Newspaper
On Nov. 11, 2009, Coy Elementary fourth- and fifth-graders invited
veterans to come to the school for a special Veterans Day program.
The program began with Christ Dunberger Post of the American Legion posting the colors, followed by Coy Boy Scouts leading the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance, and a moment of silence.
The fourth grade then shared a poem titled, “Just a Common Soldier,” by A. Lawrence Vaincourt and some fifth-grade students read essays they had written on the topic of, “What Freedom Means to Me.”
The program continued with the playing of “Armed Service Medley.” As each service song played, the veterans stood to be recognized.
The program concluded with each student introducing the veteran he or she brought to the program and a presentation of flag pins.
An autopsy on the body of a woman found in Lake Erie near Oak Harbor has determined the cause of death but law enforcement officials Thursday said they weren’t disclosing how she died until the investigation has proceeded further.
The autopsy also confirmed the victim was dead before being placed in the water. Investigators had estimated the body had been in the water for less than two weeks.
The victim is a white female and believed to be under 30 with long brown hair in a pony tail and brown eyes. Her height is 5-7 and her weight is 122 pounds.
Several more tattoos were discovered on her body during the autopsy, including a second five point star with a sun burst design found on her left front shoulder. An identical tattoo is on her right shoulder.
Eastwood school superintendent Brent Welker is cautioning district residents the most recent financial statements paint a rosy but unrealistic picture of the district’s actual condition.
As of Nov. 6, about a third of the way into the current fiscal year, total revenues were about $7.1 million, about $655,067, or 10 percent more, than at the same time last year when the district had collected $6.5 million.
General property tax revenues this year are about $2 million, about $207,963 more than last year but the district has only collected a little more than $1 million in income taxes - a drop of $134,549 compared to last year.
The superintendent notes the district’s allocation of grants-in-aid includes $138,715 in stimulus money that can’t be used for basic general fund purposes.
A New York businessman says he may be able to close a deal to purchase the Woodville Mall in a few weeks.
Mike Kohan, who has purchased several malls in the Midwest in recent years, said he remains in negotiations to purchase the mall, which has seen many of its smaller stores close and one of three anchor stores, Elder Beerman, announce it plans to close in September.
“I have a lot of plans for that mall,” he said. “I want to open up my own stores; clothing shops, children shops, shoe stores, book stores, toy stores. I’m in merchandizing myself so I won’t have to wait for stores to come. I’ll open some stores myself. I don’t want to be wasting time just waiting for tenants.”
Voters give nod to Molnar, Gadus, and Gabel
The Oregon school board will see fresh faces with the election of Carol-Ann Molnar and Diana Gadus last Tuesday.
Voters also returned incumbent Richard Gabel to another term, but voted against re-electing school board president Jeff Ziviski to a second term.
Molnar was the top vote getter, according to unofficial results from the Toledo-Lucas County Board of Elections. Molnar received 5,157 votes, or 32.04 percent of the vote. Molnar, 67, is a retired teacher.
Gabel, 66, came in second with 3,726, or 23.15 percent of the vote. Gabel is retired from the CSX coal and ore docks.
Gadus came in third, with 3,631 votes, or 22.56 percent of the vote. Gadus, 44, is a physical education and art teacher at Central Catholic Schools.
“I’m very grateful that I’m able to share my experiences and the knowledge I’ve gained in the field of education at a level that’s going to help the kids in the community,” said Gadus.
No results found.