The Press Newspaper

Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper


Eagle Scout honored
Eagle Scout Christopher Michael Pfaff was honored at a ceremony held Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Williston. He is a member of Troop 342 in Williston.

Pfaff, 13, is an eighth-grader at St. Kateri Catholic Academy in Oregon. For his Eagle Scout project, he designed raccoon-proof, squirrel-proof and deer-proof bird feeding stations at the Nature Centers at Maumee Bay and East Harbor state parks.

The project, which took 295 hours, was completed with the help of Boy Scouts from his troop and Troop 314 in Elmore. Pfaff’s family, friends and Friends of Maumee Bay donated to the project, and discounted materials were provided by Gladieux Home Center and Wild Birds Unlimited.

Throughout his Scouting career, Pfaff earned 32 merit badges and as a Cub Scout, his awards included Arrow of Light, Super Achiever Webelos Award and World Conservation Award.

Pfaff is in the high school marching band and participates in Quiz Bowl and Safety Patrol as well as basketball, track and soccer at St. Kateri.

He is the son of Mike and Diana Pfaff and the grandson of Lois Base and the late Delbert Base and John and Madeleine Pfaff.

Griffith earns Eagle ranking
Cristian Gerald Griffith, a member of Boy Scout Troop 314, under the leadership of Scoutmaster Keil Whitcum, has earned the highest rank in Scouting, the Eagle Scout Rank. Elmore Kiwanis sponsor the troop. An Eagle Court of Honor was held Oct. 27.

For his Eagle project, he organized and supervised the building of nine recycle benches for Allen Park in Curtice.

Griffith is the son of Mischele Fisher, the brother of Eagle Scout Jonathoan Griffith, and the grandson of Micki Gallaher. He is seventh-grader at Genoa Area Middle School.

Costume Contest winners
Winners have been announced in the 2013 Genoa Area Kiwanis Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. They include:

Preschool Age 1-2: Huggable – Ryan Sandrock, Erin Wilhelm, Nolan Soviar; Prettiest –Lexi Smith, Addalyn Henricks, Deliah Smith; Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV – Sawyer Eschenbrenner, Nolan Delventhal, Mason Beard; Creative Original – Cole Sinsel, Austin Felbinger, Jacob Woodruff.

Preschool Age 3-4: Huggable – Braylen Resendez, Adley Anstead, Hunter Swanson; Prettiest – Taylor Costley, Raeligh Jones, Brooklyn Krum; Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV – Leah Beard, Alex Snyder, Jacob Ochs; Creative Original – Addison Pietrowski, Grayson Baltzell, Carter Sinsel;

Kindergarten: Huggable – Kylee Snyder, Ella Ludwig, Isabelle Moore; Prettiest – Atumn Fonseca, Madelyn Stiles, Emily Miller; Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV – Colten Dunn, Grady Minick, Hudson Kwiatkowski; Creative Original – Aiden Johnson, Noah Suckle, Jess Hendricks;

First Grade: Ugliest – Wyatt Anstead; Kaylynn Stahl; Prettiest – Rachel Stuller, Abigail Warnert; Storybooy/Nursery Rhyme/TV – Kegan McCaugey, Jasmine Mier; Creative Original – Gigi Ellinwood, Hallie Sharples;

Second Grade: Ugliest – Wyatt Steinmiller, Thalia Perez; Prettiest – Gabalelle Dunn, Rachael Beard; Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/ TV – Sommer Fonseca, Marissa Mapes, Creative Original – Joseph Claus, Elizabeth Huss; Third Grade: Ugliest – Dan Stuller, Michael Lickert; Prettiest – Angolina Grenden, Courtney Feldinger; Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/ TV – Nadia Smith, Jasiannia Sanehez, Creative Original – Braylen Bryant, Gabriella Lopez;

Fourth Grade: Huggable – Breanna Burris, Jacob Stahl; Prettiest – Destinee Norwalk, Alivia Rowe; Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV – Mallory Nelson, Brittany Diekman; Creative Original – Asia Nolath, Lawson Mazur.

Grades 5-6: Huggable – Emma Steinmiller, Abby Lawson; Prettiest – Olivia Theisen, Lynn Traver; Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV – Alyssa Mullins, Aliya Munoz; Creative Original – Liam Mazur, Alex Baez;

Genoa Area High School Band: Huggable – Lucas Harman, Jah; Prettiest – Rikki Shoemaker, Dana Klavinger; Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV – Katie Deneau, Kelsey Hufford; Creative Original – Ben Bricker, Brandon Helle.

Toy drive kicking off
The Salvation Army, Port Clinton Service Unit’s annual Toy Drive will run Nov. 13 through Dec. 13.

The drive “officially” begins, with toy boxes and Angel Tree tags set up in more than 45 locations throughout Ottawa County.

Anyone who wishes to donate a toy to the Toy Program can do so by either taking an Angel Tree Tag from a Christmas Tree and returning a toy to a toy box location or to the Salvation Army office at 1854 E. Perry St., Suite 800, Port Clinton.

Call 419-732-ARMY (2769) for more information.

Toiletry collection
From Nov. 7-30, Northwood Jewelers will be collecting toiletries for those in need in our community.

All toiletries collected will be taken to Lake Township Operation: Feeding Our Neighbors for food baskets distributed at the holidays.

Donations may be brought to Northwood Jewelers Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m..

Toiletries needed include toilet paper, paper towels, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, laundry detergent, tissues, and deodorant. All items must be in its original unopened packaging.

For every item that is donated, participants will receive an entry form for a drawing for a $500 Northwood Jewelers Gift Certificate. The drawing will be held Dec. 1.

For more information, call Tara Taylor at 419-691-6519 or email




Has Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress changed your opinion of facebook?
835829388 [{"id":"247","title":"Yes, I am getting off facebook.","votes":"6","pct":33.33,"type":"x","order":"1","resources":[]},{"id":"248","title":"No, I am staying on facebook.","votes":"12","pct":66.67,"type":"x","order":"2","resources":[]}] ["#194e84","#3b6b9c","#1f242a","#37414a","#60bb22","#f2babb"] sbar 160 160 /component/communitypolls/vote/92-facebook No answer selected. Please try again. Thank you for your vote. Answers Votes ...