The Press Newspaper

Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

Two-time breast cancer survivor Glenda Bowman fears that America’s health insurance crisis will lead to more undiagnosed illnesses.

Bowman, who still lives with cancer, estimates that a mammogram can cost about $3,200 and an MRI $5,600, far more than many local residents can afford without insurance.

“You can see why people are going bankrupt — because they can’t afford it,” Bowman said. “Their medical bills can be too much.”

Read more...

The Ottawa County Health Department has announced the clinic schedule for the week of Nov. 3-7. Unless otherwise noted, all clinics are held at the health department offices, located at 1856 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. Appointments may be made by calling 419-734-6800 or toll-free in Ottawa County at 1-800-788-8803.

Read more...

If anyone does not understand what living through the Vietnam War was like, they could get a sense of it by attending an Oregon banquet for families and veterans who were with local servicemen in Vietnam when they were killed.

“We Remember: Dinner with the Families” was conducted at Bayside Boardwalk on a Friday night, one day before the Oregon-Jerusalem Vietnam Memorial was dedicated at Clay High’s Memorial Stadium.

Read more...

The Northwood Community Veterans Foundation is recognizing Veterans Day with a service at the Northwood veterans monument at 6000 Wales Road, in front of the municipal building, on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m.

The Foundation is offering to inscribe, for free, five paving bricks for five applicants interested in honoring a veteran. The bricks will be part of the monument. The Foundation will choose the five winning applicants at the service on Nov. 11.

Anyone can apply for the bricks.

Read more...

Whether incumbent Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn retains his position as the county’s “top cop” or he is unseated by his challenger, Lake Township Police Chief Mark Hummer, the next sheriff may well see plans for changes to the county jail facility come off the drawing board.

Voters will decide Nov. 4 which of the two men they want to head the county sheriff’s department, which is responsible for operating the facility built to house less than 150 inmates but often has a population of almost 170.

Read more...