Theresa Fedor honored
State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D- Toledo) was honored recently at the Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PSCAO) 2013 “Making a Difference” Annual Conference.
PCSAO is a private, non-profit association of the county public children services agencies charged with the protection throughout Ohio.
According to Executive Director Crystal Ward Allen, “PCSAO recognizes Rep. Fedor for her service and support for children, youth and families in the child welfare system. She has been unwavering in her efforts to end human trafficking in Ohio. As she knows, this is an issue that impacts youth in the child welfare system.”
“To be recognized by such an outstanding organization whose purpose is to help families in need and to ensure a safe environment for our children is truly an honor.” Fedor said.
As a champion and voice for victims of human trafficking across the state of Ohio, Rep. Fedor has introduced H.B. 130 this year to address further trafficking issues. Sub H.B. 130, also known as the “End Demand Act,” was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives in June and contains several provisions which include harsher penalties for the solicitation of minors.
Ottawa Co. Dems dinner
The Ottawa County Democratic Party will hold its annual Fall Dinner Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Oak Harbor Community Markets VFW hall.
Guest speaker will be Eric Kearney, the Ohio Senate Minority Whip. The dinner is open to anyone in the community. Requested donation for dinner is $25.
Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 419-334-2595 or by e-mailing
Bake sale fundraiser
The Genoa eighth-grade girls volleyball team held a bake sale Friday evening, Oct. 18 to raise money for the Ottawa County Humane Society.
The girls presented the money raised to the shelter on Saturday, Oct.19 in addition to volunteering several hours of community service at the humane society.
Spaghetti dinner benefit
A Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Barb Mathers will be held Nov. 9 from 1-8 p.m. at the VFW Post #2510, 617 Second St., Toledo.
Barb and her husband Jim owned the Rooster Inn for 10 years, and she has worked at VFW Post #2510 for 10 years. She had been cancer-free for six years and in August of this year, she was diagnosed with an incurable cancer.
The donation for dinner, which includes salad and a roll, is $8. All donations will be appreciated.
Costume contest winners
Winners have been announced in the 39th annual Halloween Costume Contest sponsored by the Elmore American Legion Post 279, held Oct. 28 at Woodmore High School.
The 86 participants marched in a parade, led by the Woodmore High School marching band, and enjoyed cider and doughnuts served by the auxiliary after the judging.
Winners, in first-, second- and third-place order include:
• Ages 0-3 years: Monsters/Witches/Ghosts –Nicholas Sievert.
TV Characters – Jordyn Lowe, TJ Cunningham, Quin Richards.
Most Original – Gunner Harris, Logan Perkins.
Miscellaneous –Ryan Sattler, Colt Kaylor, Kate Tucker
Ages 4-7 years:
Monsters/Witches/Ghosts – Parker Angel, Alyssa Goetz, Layla and Logan McGinnis.
TV Characters – Anderson Cummings, Nicolas Cipriani, Emily Lawrence.
Most Original – Olivia and Delaney Dawkins, Satori Alter, Claire Hartman.
Miscellaneous – Kelsey Kaylor, Olin Richards, Abby Tucker.
Ages 8-12 years: Monsters/Witches/Ghosts –Ethan Jackson, Kegan Harrison, Paige Hulmke, Olivia Vogelpoh, Jordan Beam.
TV Characters –Jace Jackson, Austin Drill, Garrett Geldine.
Most Original – Holly Murray, Andrew Tucker, Emma Frisch.
Miscellaneous – Joshua Hazel, Macey Bauder, Abigail Lawrence.
Church receives statewide recognition
New Heights Fellowship of East Toledo recently received statewide recognition for its ongoing efforts to serve the community.
The Ohio Baptist Messenger, a Southern Baptist Convention newspaper that reaches Southern Baptists and interested parties affiliated with Southern Baptist churches throughout the state recognized the efforts of New Heights to be active in the community, including a worship in the amphitheater at Maumee Bay State Park with baptisms in the lake; a community basketball shoot-out at the church’s next facility, Heffner School; and several block parties. The church is also hosting a fall fest and is organizing a Christmas caroling effort.
The newspaper is shipped to every Southern Baptist church, church member, and registered affiliate at no charge. View the article and past articles about New Heights at scbo.org/Ohio Baptist messenger.
For more information about the church, contact Pastor Dan at New Heights at 419-469-8808,
, or visit newheightsfellowshipchurch.org.