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A standout football player and wrestler at Oak Harbor High School, Jake Lipstraw had that all-American look. Tall, athletic and driven, he was the premiere running back for a football team that nearly made it to the state final in 2006 and left as one of the best at the position for a program that featured a number of great runners over the decades. 

On top of that, Lipstraw was a great wrestler at 189 pounds, qualifying for state on a team that finished third in Ohio in ‘07.

For Al Cizauskas, his dream over the last two years has been to marry his girlfriend, Anne Hannah.
With end stage pancreatic cancer, Al, who was a being treated at Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital, decided he didn’t want to wait.

On Christmas Eve morning, with the help of the hospital staff and long-time friends, Al and Anne said “I do” just in time to celebrate Christmas as newlyweds.

Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School Art I students presented copies of a coloring book they created to young patients at the Toledo Children’s Hospital Wednesday, Jan. 11.

The project began as an assignment to teach students the principles of repetition and pattern in art, as students were studying Zentangle patterns and printmaking. The idea to create a coloring book was formed as students discussed with their Art I teacher, Lauren Hurd, how much they were enjoying the project.

Birds are the flowers of winter. The bright red of the cardinals; the clear blue of the jays; the soft fawn coats of the doves; the bright white breasts of the juncos and the multi-patterned sparrows and woodpeckers are colorful blossoms in the snow. 

Living blooms with feathered petals.

The winter season always seems to bring out the “pushy” side in the wild birds that live around us. Even before our eggs are scrambled and bacon fried in the morning, the wild birds are demanding their breakfast. They seem to have forgotten that they are “independent” creatures as they perch on the window boxes just outside the kitchen windows and peek in at us with wistful gazes.

Zoo offering discounts

The Toledo Zoo is offering a half-off admission coupon online at The coupon is available and redeemable through Friday, March 3.

Guests must present the coupon (printed or digital) at the entry gate to receive the discount. The coupon is not valid with any other offers and does not apply to groups of 20 or more.

Additionally, in appreciation of Lucas County voters’ continuing levy support, Lucas County residents receive free admission to the Toledo Zoo Saturday, Jan. 14 through Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day. Valid proof of residency is required.


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