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Bay Park Community Hospital recognized its 120 volunteers at a volunteer appreciation luncheon April 21 at Maumee Bay State Park, in honor of National Volunteer Week. Last year, volunteers worked 23,979 hours at the hospital. The top three volunteers, in terms of most hours volunteered last year, were also recognized. Pictured are Darrin Arquette, vice president of diagnostic and support services at Bay Park; Jean Miller, volunteer, 869 hours; Bob Fair, volunteer, 849 hours; Shirley Walters, volunteer, 1,161 hours; Maureen Moomey, Bay Park volunteer coordinator; and William M. Mueller, Bay Park president.

You might say the O in ODOT represents Oprah these days.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is joining forces with celebrity Oprah Winfrey to urge “No Phones in Construction Zones.” Oprah’s recently held a National No Phone Zone Day on her national television talk show.

“With all the variables in work zones - the cones, signs, equipment and workers - it’s even more important to pay attention, slow down and hang up the phone in the cone zone,” said ODOT Director Jolene M. Molitoris. “Simply putting down the phone while traveling through construction zones could help save lives.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and, a recent study found that 71 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 49 admit to texting or talking on the phone while driving.


On Oct. 30 last year in their game against Elmwood, the Genoa Comet football


It was scarlet and gray and pink at the
recent Ohio State University spring inter-
squad game as players, coaches and fans
wore pink in support of the Stefanie
Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.
(Press photo by Harold Hamilton/

team sported pink athletic tape on their wrists, ankles and armbands to show their support for breast cancer victims.

A donation in their name was made to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Stefanie, who died last fall, was the wife of two-time Ohio State University All-American and pro linebacker Chris Spielman.


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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