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A community substance awareness forum themed, “Save A Life,” will be presented Sunday, Sept. 18 from 4-6 p.m. in the auditorium at Genoa High School.

The event, sponsored by the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce will include a panel discussion featuring:

• Bill Kegerize, Genoa Chamber president;

• Mark Stahl, Ottawa County Commissioner;

• Stephen Levorchick, Ottawa County Sheriff;

• Mark Mulligan, Ottawa County Prosecutor;

• James VanErten, Ottawa County Drug Court Administrator;

• Joel Barton, Ottawa County Drug Task Force;

• Dr. Daniel Cadigan, Ottawa County Coroner;

• Erica Warran, recovering since 2013;

• Nate Kehlmeier, recovering since 2008.

Also on hand will be Genoa Mayor Ken Harsanje Sr.; Clay Township Police Chief Terry Mitchell; Genoa Police Chief Bradley Weis and Allen-Clay Fire District Battalion Chief Randy Miller.The Genoa McDonald’s and Genoa Retirement Village will provide refreshments.

For help or questions, call 419-262-2436.

Volley for Life

Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School, Oregon, will host its first Volley for Life volleyball game Monday, Sept. 12 versus the Northwood Rangers.

The game is to promote organ donation and the understanding of how it can save lives. An organ donor’s family and the donor’s recipient will be honored during the game.Game time is 7:15 p.m.

Financial Planning Seminar

The Magruder Hospital Foundation will present a five-week Financial Planning Workshop beginning on Sept. 30 and continuing on Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. The workshop will be held in the Conference Center from 9-11 a.m.

Nora Gallagher, CFP and Vice President at Croghan Investment & Insurance Services will be facilitating the series. This informative workshop will have a wide variety of topics including Tax Planning, Risk Analysis, Investment Basics, Retirement Planning and The Probate Process. Local experts will be presenting on their field of expertise in an educational manner. (There will be no “sales” talk!)

The goal of this program is to help you build your financial plan. Each session will build on the previous week so it will be most beneficial if you can attend all 5 sessions. Participants will receive a free notebook. RSVP to Michele Mueller at 419-734-3131, ext. 3147.

Light breakfast will be served. Participation will be limited to 16 individuals. For more information on events and screenings, go to Magruder’s website at

Falls prevention Awareness

Genoa Retirement Village, 300 Cherry St., will hold a Fall Prevention Awareness Day event Thursday, Sept. 22 from 10-11:30 a.m.

In addition to information about “Six Steps to Fall Prevention,” the event will include free food, prizes and educational materials.

Call 419-855-7755 or for details.

Assisted Living Week

LanePark of Oregon senior living community, 3450 Seaman Rd., will celebrate Assisted Living Week Sept. 12-16.

The schedule of special events includes:

Sept. 12: Music from Donnie Ray Crozier, 2:30 p.m.

Sept. 13: Presentation and game with Toledo Metro Parks, 2 p.m.

Sept. 14: Presentation by author and pastor Larry Michaels at 2 p.m.; Toledo Swiss Singers at 6 p.m.

Sept. 15: Visit from Toledo Animal Shelter, 2 p.m.

Sept. 16: Brickstreet Strummers Dulcimer Group, 2:30 p.m.

For reservations, call Angie at 419-972-2772.

Healing Barn open house

The Healing Barn, a 502(c) charity that rescues abused and neglected horses, is holding its annual Open House Saturday, Sept. 24 from 1-4 p.m. The barn is located at 27731 Bradner Rd. in Millbury.

The open house will include a raffle, a silent auction, kids’ games and refreshments. For info, call Corri Mayo at 419-467-6489.

Race for the Cure

The Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure 5K and Family Fun Walk events will be Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25 in Findlay and Toledo respectively.

Seventy-five percent of the money raised by Komen Northwest Ohio stays in the 24 counties to fund breast cancer and breast health services, outreach, and education. The remaining 25 percent goes to support research to improve treatments and find the cures for breast cancer. None supports national operations.

The races raise money to fund breast health services in Komen Northwest Ohio’s 24-county service area and to energize the research aimed at finding the cures for breast cancer.

The 23rd annual Toledo Race for the Cure will step off at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Summit and Monroe streets in downtown Toledo.

Sign up online using mobile-friendly, easy-to-use registration at Info about on-site registration, packet pickup, maps, and more is also available online.

The registration fee is $30 for adults 19 and over (timed and untimed); $20 for youths 18 and under (timed and untimed).

Can’t make it on race day? Sleep In for the Cure – make an impact in the lives of countless women and men fighting breast cancer in Northwest Ohio. Registrants will receive an official race t-shirt and bib, in case they decide to participate on Race day. The sign-up fee is $30 for the Sleep in for the Cure event.

New this year, the Toledo race will feature an all-new bedazzled breast cancer Survivor Tent and After Party at Hensville featuring the new band GreenAcre Sessions, as well as Dine out for the Cure at many downtown restaurants following the race.

The online registration deadline for packet mailing is Monday, Sept. 12. The deadline to register online at $30 is 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Race Day registration: $45.

Maps, packet-pick locations, on-site registration, and other Race information may be found at leading up to the Race events.

Victory Center raffle

One lucky person will win a vacation for two to Jamaica in the Victory Center’s third annual online raffle, which runs Sept. 21-Oct. 31.

Raffle tickets are $20 each, though discounted packages are available for those who want multiple chances to win. Proceeds benefit The Victory Center’s free programs and services for cancer patients.

The Victory Center was founded in 1996 to support and educate cancer patients and those closest to them by providing services aimed at meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those touched by cancer. Services are provided at no cost to patients.

Raffle tickets can be purchased online at or in person at the Center, located at 5532 W. Central Ave, Suite B, Toledo.

The trip includes seven nights at the all-inclusive, RIU Palace Tropical Bay in Negril, Jamaica, non-stop flights from Detroit, and all food, beverages, taxes and tips.

“This is our best trip yet,” said Dianne Cherry, executive director. “We’re so grateful to be working with Central Travel and our media sponsor, iHeartMedia to make this raffle possible.”

One winner will be randomly selected on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The winner can book their flights and travel between Jan. 1 and Oct. 31.

For more info, visit or call 419-531-7600.

Infant CPR kits donated

In partnership with the American Heart Association, The Spieker Company provided funding for 100 Infant CPR Anytime® kits to new parents in the NICU Lounge of ProMedica Toledo Hospital on Friday, Aug. 26.

The American Heart Association’s Infant CPR Anytime personal learning program offers an easy and effective training tool for new parents and anyone caring for an infant. The kit teaches the core skills of infant CPR and choking relief and contains everything needed to learn basic CPR. This kit is also used in hospital NICU and PICU programs to teach skills to new parents, while allowing nursing staff to focus on patient care.

Choking is the number-one cause of unintentional death in infants. This type of tragedy can be prevented when parents and caretakers learn the skills of CPR and choking relief.

For more info about learning CPR, contact the ProMedica CPR Rescue Training Center at 419-291- 3053 or visit

President/CEO named

Unison Behavioral Health Group named Jeff DeLay as President/CEO of the organization, which provides integrated mental health and substance abuse needs to adults, children and adolescents.

“Jeff brings over 31 years of business and health care experience to Unison,” said Bill Logie, president of the Unison Board of Directors. “His commitment to the behavioral health consumer and high standards of care mirror those that Unison has become known for in our community.”

Before joining Unison, DeLay was the Chief Operating Officer at Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority in Detroit. DeLay is also an active member of the reserves and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was deployed to Iraq from 2010 to 2011. He earned a master’s of business administration and a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Michigan.

“Our agenda is to find ways to maintain and even raise our standards,” he said. “Whether it is through the physical appearance of our building, engaging with our community to partner with others, creating new programs to deal with addiction, or simply providing hope for someone who walks through our doors, everyone who comes to Unison, regardless of their situation or behavioral health need, can be assured that they will receive the same high standard of care.”

Sharky, an elderly orange and white house cat that went missing in July, was found miles from its home after an article and a photo of the feline was featured on the front page of the Aug. 15 edition of The Press. 

Keri Drain, of Millbury, said the 10-year-old cat had slipped away on the morning of July 22 when she opened the door to go to work.

Hopes started to fade that he would return after she distributed fliers in the area without any luck.

Oregon City Council recently approved a grant application to the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) for funding from the Transportation Alternatives Program for the Oregon Bikeway Preservation Project.

The project consists of rehabilitating and preserving the existing asphalt pavement of the main bikeway system in the city. Plans call for rehabilitating approximately 5.9 miles of separated bike paths. Various pavement rehabilitation techniques will be used to improve and preserve the existing asphalt surface to help prevent the need for more costly major rehabilitation in the future.

“TMACOG is looking for `shovel ready’ projects,” said Public Service Director Paul Roman, “to actually fill a gap in the Fiscal Year 2018 program next year.”

Veteran New York City Firefighter Matt Long will be one of the featured speakers at the Official Dedication of the Public Safety Service Memorial on Sept. 11 in Williams Park in the Village of Gibsonburg.

Long was a firefighter with East Harlem’s Ladder Company 43 on the morning of Sept 11, 2001 when his company responded to the World Trade Center. Upon their arrival, their Lieutenant huddled the company together not far from the towers to make sure they all knew what the plan would be on that morning. Those few minutes of instruction likely saved their lives as the first tower collapsed as Matt Long and his fellow firefighters were running towards it.

After the village gets though the transition to an interim police chief, Walbridge Mayor Ed Kolanko expects the search process for a replacement for Chief Ken Frost to start.

A meeting of village council’s committee-of-the-whole was scheduled for this past Thursday to discuss Frost’s resignation.

The mayor said he will appoint officer Walt Tylicki as interim chief.

“I want to help answer any questions that council may have. I’ve already talked with them but I want to get everybody together in a group and make sure we’re all on the same page,” Mayor Kolanko said before the meeting. “This is a good opportunity for Ken. I’m happy for him. With his background and his education and talents, to go serve a larger agency is a total benefit.




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