Local dealers up 11.1% in new vehicle sales
New vehicle sales among the seven auto dealers in the Eastern Maumee Bay communities have increased 11.1 percent over last year.
Third quarter totals show local dealers have sold 1,496 vehicles, according to AutoView Online, a data management firm which takes its figures from the state bureau of motor vehicles.
Top selling vehicles locally are: Ford Fusion, 224 sold; Ford Escape, 212; Ford F-150, 209; Chevy Silverado 1500, 192 and Chevy Equinox, 186.
Local dealers are: Baumann Chevrolet and Baumann Ford, Genoa; Dunn Chevy Buick, Oregon; Mathews Ford, Oregon; Keller Chevrolet, Gibsonburg; Rouen Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge, Woodville; and Tri-Motors Ford, Oak Harbor.
Sales in Lucas County are up 5.5 percent for the first nine months of the year, according to Bernie Quilter, Lucas County Clerk of Courts.
Titles issued totaled 18,332 versus 17,377 for the same time last year and 14,989 for the same period in 2010.
Finances101 Credit Unions in Northwest Ohio have partnered with Bowling Green State University and the Office of Ohio Treasurer of State, Josh Mandel to help set young people on the right financial path with a life-sized interactive game full of life lessons through “Finances 101: Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk.”
More than 650 high school students from 16 Northwest Ohio schools (20 classes) participated in a recent event at BGSU.
By completing the session, students learned about a number of things including how earnings impact buying decisions, what it costs to run a household, and how to prevent spending beyond their means. Students across Ohio and the nation can experience these same situations through the online version at www.Finances101theGame.org. Participation in either version is at no-cost to students or schools.
The Northwest Chapter of the Ohio Credit Union League is a local trade association representing 35 local credit unions. Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives owned and democratically controlled by their members. Northwest Ohio credit unions provide savings, loans and other consumer financial services to their nearly 200,000 members.
Schools attending included Genoa, Penta Career Center and Rossford.
Schools & skills
Jason J. Fletcher CFSP, Funeral Director with Eggleston, Meinert & Pavley Funeral Homes, recently attended the In-Sight Institute to become a funeral celebrant. A celebrant can provide a funeral service that is personalized to reflect the personality and lifestyle of the life lived.
Celebrants have been specially trained to design a funeral or memorial service which incorporates special stories, music, and unique experiences which honor the legacy of a loved one.