The Press Newspaper

Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Here is an excerpt from his blog, which you can follow by going to presspublications.com and clicking the icon in the upper right corner.


Hello Folks -
Some of you who are old enough may remember rock/country singer Johnny Rivers. On his 1968 album Realization (remember those-albums?) one of his songs was Going Back to Big Sur. The song and its lyrics captured the mystique, introspection, and back to nature tenor of the late 60s and 70s

Oregon City Council, following a public hearing, approved a Special Use Exception (SUE) for 15 acres of land owned by the St. Kateri Catholic Academy and Cardinal Stritch High School, which plans to develop athletic fields at 1055 South Coy and 3521 Pickle roads.

The Oregon Planning Commission previously recommended approval for the SUE at its February meeting.

Last September, St. Kateri removed nearly 2,000 trees on the property, an area bounded by Coy, Pickle, Schmidlin and Worden roads, in preparation for the project. Many residents who live nearby have been opposed, mainly out of concern that the athletic fields will create noise, additional traffic and safety problems in the area.

Although Oregon City Council last month voted 5-2 against a curfew for minors, proponents have not yet given up on the matter.

Members of Oregon block watches, who sought the curfew, want to get a referendum on the November ballot so voters can decide the issue.

The group is planning on circulating petitions to be submitted to the Lucas County Board of Elections by Aug. 10 in order for the referendum to be placed on the November ballot. The petitions must have at least 2,067 signatures of registered voters in Oregon. The requirement is based on the number of residents who voted for governor in the 2014 election.

The ISIS supporters who attacked Brussels killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds more. Bombings at the city’s airport and a subway station blew up the notion that measures taken after the Paris siege were keeping Europe safe.

The scariest part of this story is something that hasn’t happened yet and hopefully never will: an act of nuclear terrorism.

World leaders and the experts who track the whereabouts of fissile material should see Belgium’s ordeal as a wakeup call. Nuclear reactors — as the Fukushima disaster proved five years ago in Japan — aren’t worth the risks they pose based on operational safety considerations alone. But security questions also render them unacceptably perilous.

Nero, the Belgian malinois canine of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, has been undergoing a clinical trial program at The Ohio State University to treat lymphoma, Sheriff Stephen Levorchick said last week.

The initial diagnosis was made at the Oak Harbor Veterinary Hospital by Dr. Michael Stone.

Since then, the 6-year-old Nero has been receiving treatment at the university’s Veterinary Medical Center and has been undergoing testing to determine the type of lymphoma and what future treatments are warranted.

Sheriff Levorchick said treatments were started before a complete diagnosis to not delay any benefits.

road construction delays

How much has work on local roadways inconvenienced you?
479726130 [{"id":"117","title":"Just a little","votes":"2","pct":15.38,"type":"x","order":"1","resources":[]},{"id":"118","title":"Very Much","votes":"5","pct":38.46,"type":"x","order":"2","resources":[]},{"id":"119","title":"Not at all","votes":"4","pct":30.77,"type":"x","order":"3","resources":[]},{"id":"120","title":"I can't take another detour!","votes":"2","pct":15.38,"type":"x","order":"4","resources":[]}] ["#194e84","#3b6b9c","#1f242a","#37414a","#60bb22","#f2babb"] sbar 160 160 /component/communitypolls/vote/47-road-construction-delays No answer selected. Please try again. Thank you for your vote. Answers Votes ...