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The month of July was not particularly favorable to the Detroit Tigers, but forpic-oz2 local photographer Rick Osentosk it was a banner month.

Osentoski, proprietor of Oz Digital, LLC, a full-service photography studio located in Martin, had several of his action shots from various Tigers games published in Sports Illustrated and ESPN Magazine. 

In back-to-back issues of SI in July Osentoski’s images of Miguel Cabrera, the Tiger’s star first baseman, were included in stories that the iconic sports magazine ran on  Cabrera’s bid to be the MVP of the American League.

“Cabrera is my money man” jokes Osentoski.

The photography bug first bit Osentoski at an early age. When he was 12-years-old he used his father’s Canon manual focus 35mm single lens reflex camera to shoot his brother and his friends racing motorcycles.  He then developed the black-and-white photographs in a darkroom that his father built in the basement of the family home.


Mayor, jeweler, banker, former pro join soothsayers
There will be some new faces among Press football soothsayers this fall. Four local business and government “celebrities” have been added to the mix.

Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian, Genoa Banking Company President Marty Sutter, Alan Miller Jewelers owner Alan Miller, and Big Apple Deli owner Tim Williams, a former NCAA Division I and professional football player, have agreed to be soothsayers this fall.

They will be joined by veteran sportswriter Mark Griffin, who will represent The Press, broadcaster and last year’s soothsayer champion Mark Reeves, Press contributing writer and author of Voice on the Street Deb Wallace, and former Owens Outlook editor and Press contributing writer Nick Huenefeld, who is known for his attempt at breaking the Guinness Book of World Records in ketchup drinking which earned him an appearance on the Jay Leno Show.


Mike Donnelly, the athletic director and head football coach at Clay High School, didn't want to say goodbye to the City League next year, but he and the rest of the Eagles' coaches had no choice.

In late June, the Toledo Public Schools Board of Education addressed its $39 million budget deficit by eliminating cross country, golf, wrestling, boys tennis and hockey at the high school level as well as all freshman and junior high sports programs for the 2010-11 school year.

The six TPS schools - Waite, Bowsher, Rogers, Scott, Start and Woodward - were affected by the cutbacks. On May 25, the school board also decided to close Libbey High School following the failure of a TPS tax levy.

Not long after the TPS cuts were announced, the rest of the CL schools – Clay, St. Francis de Sales, St. John's Jesuit, Central Catholic, Notre Dame Academy, St. Ursula Academy and Whitmer – decided to join forces with Greater Buckeye Conference rivals Fremont Ross, Findlay and Lima Senior to form a new conference.


Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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