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Presenting Mr. Bowers…hasn’t missed in 32 years
Ladies and gentlemen . . . presenting 1967 Genoa grad Wade Bower, the "unofficial standard bearer" of "Comet Nation," who has had a reserved seat ticket for 327 straight Genoa football games and 32 celebrated seasons.
That's roughly 15,696 minutes of Comet football for all those counting.
"All I can say is that I just love high school football, and that's the bottom line," mumbles Bower, 60.
"Personally, I don't like to call it a streak, because really it's just a passion of mine. I just love to go to these high school football games. I love the competition between the boys out there. And I just love being there out at the stadium come Friday, and watching Genoa Comets football, and other Genoa sports, too, really," he said.
The operator of a 7-Eleven store in Walbridge is enlisting the help of residents and local elected officials to reverse a decision by the corporation’s management to end the sale of gasoline at the store after the Labor Day holiday.
Gail Adler, the franchisee for the store at 200 N. Main Street, and her son-in-law, Mike Doyle, have started a petition drive to gather signatures to “save the pumps” at the store, hoping the petitions will give them some leverage in an appeal to management.
“I’m willing to travel to Illinois (7-Eleven division headquarters) to pitch our case,” Doyle said.
In a letter to the Wood County commissioners, Adler and Doyle say monthly gas sales at the store are usually around 40,000 gallons.
Craig Lammers has always been interested in history and baseball.
"I just combined the two," he said.
Lammers, 51, a 1976 graduate of Lake High School, has written biographies on several 19th and 20th Century baseball players, including Jim Hughey, the last major league pitcher to lose 30 games in a season, in 1899.
"He pitched for the Cleveland Spiders," Lammers said.
BCSN broadcaster Greg Franke, who has known Lammers for nearly 30 years, said, "If there is a better baseball researcher anywhere in this country than him, you'd have to show me. He is one of the great authorities on baseball research and history anywhere in this country. That's not an exaggeration. I think people ought to know about him."
In last week’s story about the Genoa village council forum, the comment, “I think it’s an exciting time to live in the village. I’m not saying it’s perfect. No one is perfect, but I think we have the proper people on council to keep things in place,” should have been attributed to incumbent Jennifer L. Kreager and not challenger John C. Lewis.
Also, incumbent Dave Fryman’s comment should have read, “There is nothing that should be done behind closed doors as it was done in the past in this town,” and not read, “There is nothing that should be done behind open doors...” Fryman was involved in the creation of the joint law enforcement district, not the upgrade of law enforcement vehicles and equipment. The Pr
The North Coast Veterans Memorial and Museum just may be one of the best-
kept secrets in Northwest Ohio. “We’ve got so much stuff, you’ve just got to see it,” said Gary Cooper, who is in his eighth year as president of the North Coast Veterans Memorial and Museum Society.
The museum, located at 411 N. Main St. in Gibsonburg, has an amazing array of military items on display from the Civil War, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the current war in Iraq.
“The organization (North Coast Veterans Memorial and Museum Society) has been in existence since 1999, and the museum used the cell block in the bottom floor of the old county jail,” Cooper said. “When they built a new jail, they left one cell block as it was and they allowed us to use that for about a year.
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