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Owned by Northwood residents Pat Meeks, Jay Neundorfer and Casey Klein,


Despite the risky economic times, Northwood
High School alums Casey Klein, Jay Neuendorfer
and Pat Meeks weren’t “chicken” to start
Chunkies, which opened in August 2009 at
3165 Navarre Ave., in Oregon. (Press photo
by Tammy Walro)

Chunkies opened in August of 2009 in the Reed Vision Plaza, 3165 Navarre Ave., in Oregon. The take-out/delivery business is located in the building formerly occupied by Cottage Inn Pizza.

The three Northwood High School grads (both Meeks and Neundorfer are class of ‘98 and Klein, ‘97) all worked as servers in the restaurant industry at one time or another. That is the only restaurant experience the three had.

“It really is a collaboration among the three of us,” Meeks explained. “We never worked in the business end but were servers before. We all thought it was risky to open a restaurant, especially in this economy. Jay (Neundorfer) and I were talking about opening a gym but that was too expensive so we thought of this and brought Casey (Klein) in with us.”

The name, Chunkies, was the brainchild of Klein’s sister, Nicole.

“She came up with the name because of the chicken chunks,” Meeks said. “We eat them all of the time. We thought we should try it and roll the dice.”

Neundorfer added that discussed the business venture with family and friends and they all supported his goal.


The Pemberville Opera House will present The Four Corners Quartet during the


sixth show of its “Live In The House” concert series Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The quartet who will sing their way into the audience’s hearts with their four-part gospel harmonies. Founded in April 2001, is comprised of members from Trinity Lutheran Church, in Elmore.

The group performs southern gospel music as well as Christmas and Patriotic selections. The quartet averages 30 dates annually, including worship services, concerts, visits to nursing homes, Christmas programs and various community events. They also have performed the National Anthem at sporting events including: area schools, the New Fremont Speedway, Toledo Storm hockey games, Toledo Mud Hens games and at Jacobs Field for a Cleveland Indians-Detroit Tigers baseball game on the 4th of July in 2005.

Tickets are $10 and are available at Beeker's General Store in Pemberville or by contacting Carol at 419-287-4848 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Pemberville Opera House will present The Four Corners Quartet during the sixth show of its “Live In The House” concert series Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m.


Visitors to Toledo’s Imagination Station can step into the exciting and visually


Stacy Fiedler and Josh Edinger create their own
animation in "Planning the Action," one of four
exhibits in the Art in Motion area of Animation.
(Photo courtesy of Imagination Station)

rich world of animation at the 6,000-square-foot, highly interactive exhibit Animation featuring Cartoon Network. The exhibit runs through May 2, 2010.

In Animation’s stimulating and fun environment, visitors explore animation from concept to finished product – from storyboarding, character design and drawing techniques to movement, timing, filming and sound. Larger-than-life graphics of popular Cartoon Network characters provide a colorful backdrop to the exhibit, which also explores the history of animation and features a screening room and a cartoon museum.

In Animation, it’s about exploring, questioning and experimenting with the science behind the art of animation in a way that makes learning fun,” said Carl Nelson, exhibit and facilities director for Imagination Station. “Animation has proven to be a powerful and effective tool for engaging and teaching people of all ages about science concepts such as perception, illusion, geometry and measurement.”



Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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