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A recently published survey states today’s youth spend 7½ hours per day on


some type of digital media.

Seventy-two year-old Oregon resident Ernest Zam says he didn’t have cell phones to text on or X-Box to play with when he was young. His recalls his family not even getting a television until the 1950s.

Instead, Zam spent his youth listening to radio shows like Batman. He also got into constructing scale models and remains involved today.

“I can’t begin to think how many I’ve built over the years, but personally I’ve built primarily my own. I have built several airplanes for other people,” Zam said.

Zam got involved as an adult with radio-controlled model airplanes in 1974 and today is a member of the Recker RC radio-controlled flying club, which meets on Fostoria Road.


The Lucas County Arena will open in style Oct. 3 and 4 from noon to 4 p.m. with free events open to the public.

The opening will highlight the versatility and quality of the entertainment and sporting attractions that the arena will bring to downtown Toledo. Fans will be able to enjoy live bands, their picture in the Walleye locker room and get into the action with a hockey skill contest.

On Sunday, fans will have the opportunity to watch the Toledo Walleye’s training camp, live on the ice in the new arena.

The Lucas County Arena is a 267,000 square foot facility built by more than 1,500 local workers, investing more than 500,000 labor hours in the project. In total, the project represented a $20M payroll investment in the local economy.

More than 1,400 tons of structural steel went into the structure, along with more than 17,000 cubic yards of concrete.


Fall, Halloween fun for boys & ghouls of all ages
• Sculpture In the Village, Williams Park, SR 300 just north of SR 600, Gibsonburg. Ohio; Open daily. A juried outdoor sculpture exhibit with over 20 of the Midwest's best sculptors displaying sculpture in bronze, stone, steel, marble, aluminum, granite, glass, concrete, etc. in an outdoor setting meandering for 1/3 mile on a paved path around a quarry surrounded with trees, flowers, fountains and waterfalls. For further information, contact: Jim Havens, Curator, at 419-849-3048 or visit:

• Through Jan. 10: "White House Pets: Ambassadors at Large" & "White House Horses," Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Dillon House, Fremont. A pair of special exhibits on loan from the White House Historical Association that explore the four-footed residents of the White House. 800-998-7737 or

Through Oct. 31: Adventures With Louse Brooks, Owens Community College Walter E. Terhune Gallery.

Weekends in Oct.: Haunted Hydro Dark Attraction Park, 1333 Tiffin St. Fremont. Two full-blown haunted houses, food concessions, and more. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in Oct. 419-332-7380 or

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd., Sandusky. See if you can make it all the way through as Ghostly Manor comes alive to reveal your deepest fears. Ghosts lurk in every corner as you wander through this "old mansion."
Thursdays & Sundays 7-10 p.m.; Fridays & Saturdays 7 p.m.-midnight; Nov. 1 7-10 p.m.
HalloWeekends at Cedar Point. Creatures of the night come alive at the park’s annual celebration of spooks and screams. There is also not-so-scary fun for the kids.



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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