The Press Newspaper
Energy crisis leads to cold classrooms, reduced store hours
The Holiday Bureau was expected to provide baskets of food, coats, gloves, soaps and toys to more than 850 families in Ottawa County.
Fred Dailey, Ohio’s Director of Agriculture, cautioned hunters and ca
mpers to refrain from transporting firewood to guard against the invasion of the emerald ash borer. The borer had destroyed six million ash trees in southern Michigan.
The Clean Ohio Council approved the City of Toledo’s application for a grant to remediate 34 acres on Miami Street owned by Pilkington. The city intended to purchase the property for an upscale housing project along the Maumee River. Today, it is the site of Hollywood Casino.
Sports: Derek Besgrove, Clay grad, finished his college career as a running back for the Walsh Cavaliers setting records for career yards gained (5,738) and touchdowns (71)
Lake’s Mike Coopman won the Outstanding Wrestler Award at the Jim Derr Memorial Tournament held at Northwood High School.
Price check: Keller Chevrolet in Gibsonburg sold a 2004 Chevy Silverado LS 1500, 4 x 4, ext cab for $27,150 (Reg. price $33.035).
Hot then, gone now: Faye’s Whippy Dip, Woodville.
James Barton was returned to Northwood Council when he won a coin flip with Rick Radocy. Both tallied 549 votes in the November election. Radocy called heads, but tails turned up. Ironically, Barton would have called heads had he been the one to call the flip.
Hi Flo K-Omega, a Northwood manufacturer specializing in sound deadening products, received state income tax credits for its $500,000 improvement project expected to add 100 jobs over three years.
Sports: Coach Joe Guerrero and his Waite Indians got off to a fast 4-0 start led by Michael LaCourse and Domingo Vasquez.
Price check: Genoa Ford sold a 1993 Ford Taurus for $15,137 (Reg. price $19,237)
Hot then, gone now: All-Star Athletics, E. Toledo.
Sports: Sophomores Kreig Spahn of Luckey and Ben Waggoner of Walbridge received letters in football at Kenyon College helping the team to a 5-3-1 record.
Price check: Macy’s Travel offered a flight and three night stay in Las Vegas for $279.
Hot then, gone now: Carmel’s East, Genoa.
Mrs. Blair Miller and Mrs. Eugene Kontak and a number of Elmore residents considered nominating the town for the National Register of Historic Places to coincide with the town’s 125th anniversary celebration in 1976.
Sports: Joe Bergman, a Genoa grad, wrestled for the University of Toledo in the 167-pound weight class. His record was 7-3-3.
Cardinal Stritch head wrestling coach Karl Pankratz, a Toledo City League and Big Ten champion at Indiana University, said his team was gearing up for another run at a state championship. The Cardinals were state runner-ups the previous two years. Top wrestlers were expected to be captain Jim Reeves, Denny Bihn, Matt Chovanec and Paul Luther.
Price check: Phillips Jewelers, Oregon, sold Timex watches for $7.95.
Hot then, gone now: Kings Row Fireplace Shop, Northwood.