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WSOS president/CEO gets three-year contract
The Board of Directors of WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc. recently gave newly hired President/CEO Ruthann House a three-year contract.

The board officially hired House as president/CEO in March after accepting the retirement of former President/CEO Neil McCabe in February.

House has worked at WSOS for the past 28 years, serving as its vice president for the past 12 years. She will be paid a salary of $105,019 annually.

In other business, the board accepted the resignations of board members Richard Focht of Seneca County and Paul Smith of Wood County.

“Kielbasa King”
The Polish Village Kielbasa team, led by Shawn Zaborski, of Toledo, emerged victorious in the Polish-American Community of Toledo’s (PACT) Third Annual Kielbasa Cook-Off held Saturday, April 13. The team received the most votes and earned bragging rights as “Kielbasa Kings.” Thirteen teams competed in the event.

Polish Village Kielbasa won the Second Annual Kielbasa Cook-off, making the team a repeat winner. They received a cash prize of $300 and a trophy for the win. Polish Village Kielbasa also won the celebrity judging event, which included judges were Toledo City Councilmen D. Michael Collins and Tom Waniewski, along with Ed Zawadzki, author of the book, “Poles of the New World.”

“We had around 1,000 people show up and we raised an estimated $10,000 for our scholarship fund and other PACT charitable contributions,” said Stan Machosky, president of the PACT Board of Directors. “While Polish Village Kielbasa may have won the competition, the fact is, we were all winners today. This was an incredible opportunity to display our Polish heritage. It was a great way to pass our Polish heritage along.”

Finishing second in the Kielbasa Cook-off was the team of Domanski’s Klassic Kielbasa led by Mark Domanski of Toledo. They received a cash prize of $250.

Team Kazlo, led by Phil Majewski, finished third, receiving a cash prize of $100.

Money raised by the Kielbasa Cook-Off goes to fund PACT’s scholarship fund and other charitable donations, as well as fund the eventual development of a Polish Cultural Center. For more information on PACT or upcoming events, visit




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