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Free breast screenings
ProMedica Bay Park Hospital will provide free clinical breast exams, screening mammograms and education for individuals without mammogram coverage, high deductibles or without insurance.

Screenings will be offered Tuesday, Feb. 5 at ProMedica Bay Park Women’s Services, 2801 Bay Park Drive, Oregon, and Tuesday, Feb. 19 at ProMedica Bay Park Women’s Services, 1854 Perry St., Port Clinton.

Follow-up support will be provided as needed. Screenings are funded by the Northwest Ohio affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Limited appointments are available. To schedule an appointment in Oregon, call 419-690-8880. Appointments in Port Clinton may be scheduled by calling 419-734-8080.

Adoption info meeting
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo will host an Adoption Information Meeting Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Toledo at the Diocese of Toledo’s Catholic Center at 1933 Speilbusch Ave., Toledo.

The meeting is intended for couples who are interested in learning more about Catholic Charities’ domestic and international adoption services.

Catholic Charities is a licensed agency for domestic adoptions for infants ages 6 months and younger. The organization works with couples of all faiths and encourages open domestic adoptions in which a relationship can be established between birth parents and adoptive parents. Staff members also facilitate international adoptions by conducting home studies and serving as a liaison to foreign adoption agencies.

The agency also recently launched a new website,, with information for interested birth mothers and adoptive couples. The website includes resources, a live chat option and the trailer of a film that follows the journey of a recent local birth mother.

To register or for more information, contact Kailee Roessner at or 419-244-6711, ext 226.

Hearings to commence
The Lucas County Board of Revision is conducting hearings on the Complaints Against Valuation of Property filed by property owners and the school boards.

Hearings will be held daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the sixth floor of One Government Center in conference rooms A and B. Hearings are scheduled in 15- to 20-minute intervals and are expected to conclude in mid to late September.

The Board of Revision will also meet to approve the abstract, which the Lucas County Auditor will present, on or about Nov. 1.

For more information, call William Benner at 419-213-4335 or Miranda Jarouche at 419-213-4424. The hearings are open to the public.

Women’s Connection
Area women are invited to attend the “Heart of Fashion” luncheon and program sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon luncheon buffet and program, which will include a style show of gently-used clothes presented by Betty Hill, owner of Change of Seasons consignment shop in Perrysburg. In addition, Tammy Strahl, of Martin, will provide vocal entertainment and Pat Ellerholz, of Adrian, Mich., will present, “Every Face has a Story. What’s Yours?”

The cost is $10.50, all inclusive. For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611 or Marilyn at 419-666-1633.

Northwood man convicted
A Northwood man has been found guilty of a copyright violation related to video games.

A jury found Jeffrey J. Reichert, 27, guilty on one count of violating the Millennium Copyright Act, according to Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Specifically, Reichert was charged with trafficking in modification chips (also known as mod chips), which are designed to modify videogame consoles to prevent access to copyrighted works.

The indictment charged that Reichert knowingly manufactured, imported, offered to the public or

He will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald C. Nugent on March 26.

Benefit planned
A benefit for Melissa Brown Domanowski will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. at Pub 51, 5110 Woodville Rd., Northwood.

Melissa was involved in an auto accident with an uninsured motorist on Jan. 3. A single mother of two, she suffered a fractured sternum, as well as an upper back fracture. She also underwent lower back surgery, during which doctors performed a spinal decompression and placed four pins in her lower back.

The benefit will include a homemade lasagna dinner, served from 4 to 7 p.m., live music by Booyah, a silent auction, 50/50 raffles, a bake sale and more. Because Melissa does not have health insurance, her medical bills are mounting.

Funds raised will help defray her medical costs. For more information about the fundraiser, call Teresa at 419-351-6460.

Those who would like to help may also make donations any GenoaBank to a fund established in Melissa’s name.

Annual meeting & recognition
Several area residents were honored at the East Toledo Family Center’s Annual Meeting and Recognition Night held Jan. 23.

The board of trustees welcomed new members Kara Zimmerly and Jacob Hawes, and returning members Andrea Martin and Betsy Ujvagi. Board officers include Darrin Arquette, president; Phil Amadio, vice president; Kathy Crawford, secretary and David Brewer, treasurer.

Honorees included:
• The Dorie Steinmetz Memorial Community Service Award was presented to Bill Romp.

• The Service Award – the highest award the Family Center Board presents – was awarded to Tom Keith, of Otterbein-Portage Valley Lifestyle Community; Julie McCann and Mary Kinkus, of the Birmingham and Locke Branch Libraries; Debbie Morris, of Penta Career Center; Mindy Delvaux, HMG Central Intake; and Kim Wineland, of HCR Manor Care.

• Volunteer Awards were presented to Dennis and Pat Boerst, volunteers at the East Toledo Senior Activities Center, and Rose Olea, preschool volunteer.

• Staff Award, presented for dedicated service and commitment to quality work in the workplace, were presented to Angela Stanton, Passport driver; Mary Pustay, preschool teacher and Dennis Springs, Help Me Grow supervisor.

• The Reddish Leadership Award, named after the late Max Reddish was presented to Natali Prisk, for demonstrating sportsmanship and character and setting examples for her peers.

• Cousino’s Youth of the Year Award was presented to Steven Vasquez.

• Volunteer Scholarship Award, presented by the East Toledo Neighborhood House Alumni Association, was awarded to Breanne Boerst.

• The William Carswell Coach of the Year Award was presented to Robert Flores.

• The Senior Director’s Award, created in honor of East Toledo Senior Center’s first director, Nancy Gernheuser, who retired in 1997, was given to Mike and Judy Snyder, who exemplify the qualities of creativity, vision, advocacy for seniors, care, compassion and sense of humor.

• Years of Service Awards were presented to Dennis Holdren, Jerry Mitchell, Desiderio Sifuentes, Francoise Jones and Carol Wagner, for five years of service; and to Nicole Heitger and Al Segura, for 15 years of service.




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