Clay High School alumnus Don Von Tress (’66), who served in the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, has answered the call of assistance for the Oregon Vietnam Memorial Project from his home in Tennessee.
Von Tress is a twice-nominated Grammy Award songwriter. He is credited with writing the words to Billy Ray Cyrus’ 1992 mega hit Achy Breaky Heart.
The Ottawa County Health Department has announced the clinic schedule for the week of Sept. 22-26. Unless otherwise noted, all clinics are held at the health department offices, located at 1856 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. Appointments may be made by calling 419-734-6800 or toll-free in Ottawa County at 1-800-788-8803. Sept. 22 - Immunization Clinic from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Women’s, Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Jim Bockbrader’s father, Kenneth, went into partnership as co-owner of The Forks Restaurant in Pemberville with Paul and Marie Wiggins in 1959. “Ken” Bockbrader was a no-nonsense guy, especially when he hired bartenders.
“What he’d do is hire somebody and give them a drink book and then leave,” recalled Jim Bockbrader, the third of Ken and Martha Bockbrader’s four children. “He said either they made it or they didn’t. You either got it or you don’t, I guess.”
Just like his old man, Jim Bockbrader speaks his mind. Maybe with a little more tact than Dad, and definitely with a little bit more country charm.
Members of Laborers Local 500, of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, have spent the last week holding an informational picket outside the former Toledo Edison Acme Power Plant in East Toledo.
The union is at odds with the city of Toledo concerning the use of non-local, and non-union workers who are completing the asbestos clean-up at the plant.
In July, the city hired Ecological Services, of Toledo, to perform the asbestos clean-up at the site located in the planned Marina District. ESI is being paid $2.17 million for the abatement project.