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The Toledo Walleye literally rolled out the red carpet for Kyle Cannon to kick

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A Jan. 1 fundraiser to benefit Kyle Cannon, the Clay hockey player
who was paralyzed from the chest down in an on-ice hit during the
Eagles’ hockey game in November 2008, drew 4,020 fans, making it
the largest crowd to ever see a high school hockey game in Ohio.
Funds raised at the event will help the Cannon family pay for Kyle’s
medical bills. (Press photo by John Pollock/

off the New Year.

The Clay sophomore, who was paralyzed from the chest down in an on-ice hit during the Eagles’ hockey game near Dayton in November 2008, had a day he will never forget during a Jan. 1 fundraiser at Lucas County Arena.

“It was great. It was very emotional,” said Kyle’s father, Jim Cannon.

The fundraiser was one of several that have been held to help the Cannon family pay for Kyle’s medical bills. Kyle’s No. 3 jersey was officially retired by Clay before the start of the Eagles’ exhibition game against Northwest Hockey Conference rival Anthony Wayne.

Both prep teams wore special jerseys that were auctioned off after the game. Fans who attended the game could also bid on an autographed Detroit Red Wings jersey of NHL legend Gordie Howe as well as a Walleye jersey and other hockey memorabilia during a silent auction.

Cannon, 15, was honored during a pregame ceremony at center ice. In attendance to drop the ceremonial first pucks were U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, WIOT radio deejay Grizzly Brown and Walleye coach Nick Vitucci.


Sleeping like a baby – it’s what we all strive for when our heads hit the pillow


at bedtime.

Getting a good night’s rest is not always that easy.

While many adults have suffered from sleeping problems, it might surprise those adults to learn that kids can suffer those very same problems. Though they might not have bills or stress from their jobs, kids can still find it difficult to sleep at night. The following sleeping disorders aren't exclusive to adults and could negatively impact a child's ability to get a good night's rest.

Insomnia: This disorder is classified as trouble falling asleep or maintaining sleep. Stress and depression are two underlying causes of insomnia in children. Oftentimes poor sleep habits, such as inconsistent sleep schedules, falling asleep outside of the bed and others can worsen insomnia. To help kids cope with insomnia, parents should cut off caffeine consumption four to six hours before bedtime. Other options include serving lighter dinners, eliminating nap time or reducing nap length (an hour or less) and reserving the bed for sleeping, not hanging out and watching television or doing homework.


President, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

At the beginning of a new year, many Americans try to get healthy and kick bad habits. If you smoke, quitting should be at the top of your list.

Cigarette smoking kills about 178,000 women each year in the US. Smoking shaves an average of 14.5 years off the lives of female smokers, yet nearly one in six women 18 and older still light up. 

Each puff of cigarette smoke exposes users to 2,500 chemicals and cancer-causing agents, including nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide. Smoking causes 87% of lung cancer deaths and increases the risk of developing cervical and other cancers. Smokers are more likely to experience heart attack, stroke, emphysema, bronchitis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cataracts, and infertility than nonsmokers are. 

Pregnant women who smoke put their babies at a higher risk for preterm birth, low birth weight, sudden infant death syndrome, poor lung function, asthma, and bronchitis. The harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke are also passed through breast milk to babies.



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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