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The 34th annual Glass City Marathon, which will be held April 25, will feature a new race course, new venue, and a new experience at The University of Toledo campus.

Marathon organizers are expecting more than 3,000 runners with the venue change, a 100 percent increase in participation over 2009 and a 200 percent increase over 2008.

According to a press release, the marathon “will wind through quaint and eclectic neighborhoods, beautiful Metroparks trails and the picturesque University of Toledo campus, all designed to showcase the area’s most popular points of interest.

“Several water stops, along with medical services will be offered along the race course. The 2010 Glass City Marathon will offer a race experience designed for the entire family offering multiple races to fit every level of participant.”

The event will include a marathon, half marathon, five-person marathon relay, 5K and two kids’ races.


Each year, approximately 2.4 million people – more than half under age 6 – swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance.

In observance of National Poison Prevention Week March 14-20, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has some important tips to prevent and to treat exposures to poison.

To poison proof your home:
Most poisonings occur when parents or caregivers are home but not paying attention. The most dangerous potential poisons are medicines, cleaning products, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid, pesticides, furniture polish, gasoline, kerosene and lamp oil.

Be especially vigilant when there is a change in routine. Holidays, visits to and from grandparents’ homes, and other special events may bring greater risk of poisoning if the usual safeguards are defeated or not in place.
• Store medicine, cleaners, paints/varnishes and pesticides in their original packaging in locked cabinets or containers, out of sight and reach of children.
• Install a safety latch that locks when you close the door on child-accessible cabinets containing harmful products.


Over 52 teams and 5,000 people gathered at Genoa High School for one purpose on Saturday, Feb. 20 ¬– to raise money for the American Cancer Society, in honor of a beloved cheerleading coach who lost a battle with the disease.

When the final cheer was done and the counting completed, the Stella Bertz Memorial Cheer Committee announced that a record $31,000 was raised at the Sixth Annual Cheer-for-a-Cure Championship. 

The annual cheerleading competition raises funds to support the ACS’ ongoing research for the treatment and prevention of cancer. In addition, $3,000 will be donated to the Stella Bertz Memorial Scholarship Fund and $3,000 will be given to the Genoa Comets Cheerleading Program.

Bertz, an enthusiastic Genoa Comet supporter, coached cheerleading in the district for over 10 years. She could be spotted at any Genoa sporting event, come rain or shine, no matter what the game, she just loved supporting the kids, her family said. She succumbed to cancer in February 2003.


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