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With a combined 70 years of air medical service, Mercy Health and the MetroHealth System have announced a partnership between Toledo Life Flight and Metro Life Flight.

The partnership is designed to enhance air medical transportation and provide the most appropriate level of service to the right location at the right time.

Beginning in October, Mercy Health’s and MetroHealth’s Metro Life Flight program will work jointly from their bases in Sandusky and Lorain counties respectively to provide coverage and availability to hospitals and first responders needing emergency air medical transportation services across the eastern part of Northwest Ohio including Ottawa, Sandusky and Lorain counties.

Strength. How do you define the word? For anyone who knows Ivy Moss, of Oak Harbor, strength and compassion is what defines her.

The young lady, at 9 years old, has already fought a battle with cancer. Her personal strength, coupled with her compassion for others, is helping to guide her and her brother, Trae, 11, to raise money for other children with cancer.

Ivy was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) in January 2015. She received a bone marrow transplant in July of the same year. Now in remission, but still dealing with the after affects of the transplant, Ivy, Trae and their sister Myka, 3, have been holding a special fundraiser called Alex's Lemonade Stand since June.

The countrysides of Northwest Ohio will soon be aglow with the colors of fall wildflowers. Shades of royal purple, pure white, and bright gold give us an Autumn show before the stark, gray days of winter set in. Brightest of these fall flowers is the regal goldenrod.

These wild beauties have been domesticated and improved and are now available in many varieties to be grown in your perennial gardens. Domesticated varieties are available from nurseries, garden centers, and plant catalogs and range from a few inches tall to several feet tall. In form, these domesticated types come in upright with branching stems and spikes of tiny golden flowers; plumes, or loose clusters of blooms. Like their wild cousins, these goldenrods will grow in poor soil, but they thrive abundantly in good soil. They are also drought tolerant and do not need staking.

The fire blazed in the fireplace, though it was really more just a place for a fire – an indoor campfire built on the hard dirt of a walkway. No chimney, no hearth. 

The flickering light revealed the length and high ceiling of the longhouse, the traditional communal structure of the Huron people, one of the great native cultures of North America.

We call them Huron, the name given them by the first French explorers to come up the St. Lawrence River. It’s a familiar name to Ohioans, where it survives as name for cities, counties, even a great lake.

The 2016 Luckey Fall Festival will be held Friday-Sunday Sept. 23, 24 and 25 in Basic Park, located between Krotzer Avenue (SR 582) and Gilbert Road on Adams Street in Luckey.

This year’s schedule of events includes:


8 a.m.: Scales open for Tractor Pull

10 a.m.: FFA Antique Tractor Pull

6:30 p.m.: Bingo, Luckey Area Business Tractor Pull

7 p.m.: Music by Keith Vansickle & Pure Country


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