The Press Newspaper
On April 5, thousands across the world participated in an annual event called One Day Without Shoes.
One Day Without Shoes was created by TOMS Shoes. This organization doesn’t just make shoes, it also gives them away. It’s called the One for One movement, which was initiated by the founder Blake Mycoskie.
Serenity Farm will be celebrating 10 years of service to the community on November 12.
Located on Lemoyne Road outside Luckey, Serenity Farm uses horses and certified therapy dogs to provide therapeutic services to children and adults with disabilities.
“We are strong and we are solid, and you know what, we are small, but we have never had a glitch in our programming. Never,” said executive director and founder Debra DeHoff. “We’ve never had to close the doors. We’ve never been in the red, but I attribute that to a strong board of trustees that knows how to govern and we also grow one step at a time.”
Toledo Mayor Mike Bell is an African-American.
Police Chief Mike Navarre is Irish.
Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz is Polish.
Lucas County administrator Peter Ujvagi is Hungarian.
Come August, the Allen Central Elementary building will be no more.
The building, part of the Genoa Local School District, will be torn down sometime between mid-July and August, according to Dennis Mock, superintendent.
The school board last week approved the demolition contract during a meeting. Crews from D & R Enterprises, Genoa, will raze the building for $109,000.
Gries saw it all as WTVG engineer
During Barry Gries’ career in local television, audio signals went from mono, to stereo, to surround sound; news clips went from being live, to film, to Beta, to video server, and commercials also made the transition from being live, to tape, to server.
Gries, of rural Gibsonburg, retired April 22 after nearly 45 years with WSPD/WTVG – a span that saw him start as a transmitter engineer and become the station’s chief engineer.
Much of his first 20 years was spent working shifts at the 900-plus-foot transmission tower near the corner of BayShore and Stadium roads in Oregon.
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