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The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

There is an old saying, “Behind every great man, there’s a great woman.”

For Charles L. Gee, of Walbridge, the woman behind his throne is his wife, Virginia. Because of her penchant for saving his writings decades ago, Gee was able to publish his first children’s book.

“I wrote a little something called ‘Lemon Tree Land’ 30 years ago,” Gee said. “Virginia saved hundreds of pages I wrote back then. A year ago, she said to me that she thought ‘Lemon Tree Land’ was a book. I decided to work on it again and it is now a book.”

The newly-formed Genoa Historical Society has set a goal of restoring the exterior of a building that has been standing along Washington Street for more than 100 years.

Society members say they recently discovered the structure is the oldest-known building in the village, serving as one of the town’s first schools, the first town hall, and later as the meeting place of Civil War veterans.

The Elliot Wyman Post of the G.A.R., the Grand Army of the Republic was named in honor of a Genoa man killed in action in 1864 in Georgia. It served as the veteran’s meeting hall for many years and then became the meeting place of the Women’s Relief Corps, the W.R.C., which were the wives and daughters of the veterans who continued the organization’s activities well into the 1950s and 60s.

Lou Hebert, a member of the society, said volunteers have been working to restore the building to its original clapboard siding appearance when it was constructed in 1856.

The seven visitors’ bureaus along Ohio’s north coast have partnered to give away a seven-day, seven-night Lake Erie experience called “Tour the Shore.”

One lucky winner will receive a week of overnight accommodations and tickets to area attractions at a new location each day.
This is the second year for the contest. In 2017, Sheila McGee, from Cuyahoga Falls, was awarded the prize which she generously shared with family members.

The end of the school year is fast approaching and for many teens this means a time to party. From graduation parties to just getting together spontaneously, this is the season for teenage parties. 

But while parties are fun, and while most students have a lot to celebrate, it’s nevertheless important for parents to stay on top of the party season. And with a few simple rules and the right approach, this is relatively easy to accomplish with most teens.

Join the Toledo Zoo in celebrating Mother Earth and exemplifying a mission of caring for animals and conserving the natural world at a Party for the Planet Saturday, April 21.

The event is supported by MetroPCS and Toledo Waterways Initiative.

Drop off recyclable goods – including hard-to-recycle items-- between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Zoo’s Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot. Admission/parking charges do not apply to this special recycling project, which is made possible through partnerships with: Goodwill, AIM Ecycling, LLC., KTLCB/Lucas County Waste Management, City of Toledo Department of Neighbors, American Paint Recyclers, Gateway Recycling and Waste Reduction, Inc., and TerraCycle.




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