The Press Newspaper

Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper


At Eastwood and Northwood high schools last Wednesday, Kevin Hines, a suicide attempt survivor, shared his story of resilience and finding hope after struggling with mental illness and attempting suicide.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 24. Hines was 19-years-old when attempted, and survived, a suicide attempt jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

“The fall would break his body, but not his spirit. His story chronicles the extraordinary will of the author to live mentally well in the face of his mental illness: bipolar disorder with psychotic features. Kevin’s story is a remarkable testament to the strength of the human spirit and a reminder to us to love the life we have. His story also reminds us that living mentally well takes time, endurance, hard work, and support,” it says on his website,

Wood County Health Commissioner Ben Batey is one of ten Northwestern Ohio participants who will raise money for breast cancer research during October’s “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign.

In addition to wearing pink each day of the month, Batey, whose goal is to raise $2,500 for the American Cancer Society, has also pledged to walk one mile across Wood County for every $100 contributed to the campaign. To donate, visit

Batey came up with the idea to walk so that he would have some skin in the game alongside those who choose to donate. Wood County Health District is raising money by selling T-shirts and holding benefit nights at local restaurants during October.

Breast cancer research is a meaningful cause for Batey, whose best friend’s mother is a survivor. His wife is an oncology nurse at University of Toledo Medical Center.

Terra State Community College is hosting its annual Fall Community Health and Safety Fair on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 4-6 p.m. in the Student Activity Center on the Fremont campus at 2830 Napoleon Rd.

“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with local healthcare facilities and businesses to offer a wide variety of free health-related services to the community,” said Amy Anway, dean of Allied Health, Nursing and Human Services. “Promoting health is a priority at Terra State and we see this event as a great way to give back to the community.”

A number of vendors representing many health topics and providing free services will be on hand, including depression screenings, ionic foot detox, hemoglobin screenings, fall risk assessments, general health screening, non-fast glucose screenings and weigh-in and body fat percentage.


gun control

Should the U.S. tighten gun control laws in the wake of the mass shootings in Las Vegas?
2001034539 [{"id":"212","title":"No. Criminals will still find a way to get their hands on guns.","votes":"517","pct":51.44,"type":"x","order":"1","resources":[]},{"id":"213","title":"No. Guns don't shoot people. People shoot people.","votes":"460","pct":45.77,"type":"x","order":"2","resources":[]},{"id":"214","title":"Yes. There should be more background checks to examine someone's mental state.","votes":"28","pct":2.79,"type":"x","order":"3","resources":[]}] ["#194e84","#3b6b9c","#1f242a","#37414a","#60bb22","#f2babb"] sbar 160 160 /component/communitypolls/vote/80-gun-control No answer selected. Please try again. Thank you for your vote. Answers Votes ...