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Grub & Suds winners
The Elmore Historical Society has announced the winners of the 13th annual Grub & Suds Motorcycle event held Sept. 12.
They included:
Bike Show: Historical - Dave Evans, of Toledo; Rat - Jeffrey K Dudley; Custom - Paula Hyder; Sport - Bill Bird from Tiffin; Touring - Rick Jurski, of Toledo; Best of Show/People’s Choice - Mike Jack, of Graytown.

Headless Motorcyclist Poker Run: First place - Rich Hayward, of Toledo; second place - Julia Metcalfe, of Toledo; third place - John Colvin, of Elmore.

Slow Rider: Kyle McConnell, of Fostoria.
Keg Roll: Boyce McConnell, of Fostoria.
Egg Drop: Roxanne and Greg Fetzer, of Fostoria.
Bite the Dog: Roxanne and Greg Fetzer, of Fostoria.
Potato in the Straw: Tracy Tille and John Kruse.

Officers commended
Several officers on the Lake Township Police Department were lauded for their recent actions.     

Melanie Bowen, a township trustee, during last week’s meeting of the trustees read letters from Perrysburg Township Police Chief Edward Stribrny and from David Dysard, a deputy director of the Ohio Department of Transportation, commending officers for their assistance in separate incidents.

Chief Stribrny thanked Sgt. Scott Sims and the department’s K-9 unit for assisting Perrysburg Township officers who were investigating an aggravated robbery of a pharmaceutical courier. The courier was the victim of a car-jacking at gunpoint while making a delivery to the Harborside Nursing Home on Starbright Boulevard.

“Sgt. Sims and his partner were able to successfully track down one of the suspects who was found hiding on the third floor hallway of one of the units at Brandon Manor Apartments. With Sgt. Sims’ assistance, our officers were able to take this suspect into custody without injury to officers or the suspect,” the chief’s letter says.

Mr. Dysard’s letter commends Sgt. Sims, Cpl. Doug Hutton, Cpl. Scott Lawson, and Patrolman Richard Baldwin for their assistance when a driver was going the wrong way last month on I-280 near State Route 795.

“Their actions may have saved the lives of the driver and additional motorists along the interstate that morning,” the letter says.

During last week’s trustee meeting, Clarence Wilburn, a paramedic with the Lake Township Fire Department, cited the work of officers Kelly Clark, Jim Goodenough, and Shannon Badgett.

Clark climbed into an overturned van involved in a crash to assist the driver, who was seriously injured.

Sgt. Goodenough and Patrolman Badgett assisted an emergency medical service unit on another rescue call and helped carry a man up a flight of stairs.


Red Mass planned
The third annual Diocese of Toledo Red Mass will be celebrated by His Excellency Bishop Leonard P. Blair Sept. 27 at 11 a.m.

The Red Mass derives its name from the color of the vestments worn by the celebrant, which signifies guidance of the Holy Spirit to all who pursue the ends of justice through the law. The Mass, which is open to all, focuses on the families of lawyers, judges, legislators and all who are affiliated with the legal profession. Judges are invited to participate in the robed procession at the beginning of the Mass.

A coffee-and-doughnut social will be held in the auditorium after the Mass. In addition the annual Jack Schlageter Award will be presented posthumously to Mike Jilek, former Toledo Bar Association President and University of Toledo College of Law Distinguished Alumnus.

For more information, call Thomas Dillon, Esq., at 419-321-1339.


Historical committee update
The newly formed Historical Committee of the Elmore Historical Society met Sept. 3 to tour the buildings on the Ory Park grounds.

Another meeting followed Sept. 15 at the home of Betty Riehm, chairperson. The committee is working to update the depot historical displays and try to bring the items displayed in the log house into the appropriate era for the building.

Members are looking for detached deer antlers. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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