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On Sunday, August 17th, the children of Richard Otte will host an open house to celebrate his 60th year in the plumbing and heating business.  Mr. Otte, of Luckey, began his career as an apprentice plumber with Carl Samson, owner of Samson Plumbing & Heating, in 1948.  Richard, and his brother Ted Otte, took over ownership of the plumbing operations in later years and provided service to many residents throughout Wood County.  Upon Ted's retirement, Richard's son, David, became a partner in the family business and the name was eventually changed to Otte & Son Plumbing and Heating.

Customers, friends and family are invited to an open house Sunday, August 17th, 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Troy Township Hall, 311 Krotzer Ave. in Luckey.

Gold stars
Bay Park Community Hospital has been awarded a two-year accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on an onsite inspection of the hospital’s labs, documentation, quality control and quality improvement programs.

CAP serves more than 16,000 physicians members and labs across the globe.

The Andersons has completed purchase of three pelleted lime production facilities in Ohio, Illinois and Nebraska to expand the pelleted lime capabilities of its plant nutrient group.

The Andersons has operations in the grain, ethanol and plant nutrient sectors of agriculture and operates general merchandising stores including one in the Woodville Mall.

At the clubs
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Oregon Economic Development Foundation will host the annual Party in the Parking Lot Thursday, August 14, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at 2460 Navarre.

Call 419-693-5580.


The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Super Cruise In Tuesday, August 26 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.. Cruisin’ Zeake and his Oldies Machine will provide entertainment. More than 140 classic cars are expected to be shown on Main Street.

The Cruise In is the third of the year for the chamber in its effort to increase foot traffic along the village’s Main Street. If it rains, call Marilyn at 419-855-3225 to see if the show will go on.

Up the ladder
Michael Anderson has been named president of Brush Wellman Inc, a subsidiary of Brush Engineered Materials.

Anderson, 56, will continue as president of Berylium Products and will be based in Cleveland.

Anderson is Northwood High and Miami University of Ohio graduate and has earned an MBA from Bowling Green State University.

Brush Wellman operates a facility in Elmore.

The bottom line
FirstEnergy Corp has reported second quarter earnings of 86 cents per share of common stock on net income of $263 million and revenue of $3.2 billion.

The Little Sisters of the Poor will host its Third Annual Jim Smythe Golf Outing Friday, September 5 at The Toledo Country Club. All funds raised will support Little Sisters and their mission of caring for the elderly poor. Call Carolyn Matthews at 419-698-4331 or e-mail for sponsorship or team information.


The National Bank of Oak Harbor and GenoaBank will co-sponsor their 10th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing Friday, September 12 at the Oak Harbor Golf Club. The annual golf scramble provides scholarships to local students planning to major in business at a two or four-year college or university.

Shotgun starts will begin at 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  The entry fee is $260.00 per team. To organize a foursome or make a donation contact Marie Truman at 419-898-5741 or Joyce Harrison at 419-855-8381.


The Oregon/Northwood Rotary Club is seeking sponsors and golfers for its annual golf invitational Friday, September 5 at Eagles Landing. The outing raises money for the club’s community commitments including supporting the Challenger Learning Center, YMCA and the American Red Cross. In 2007, the club also purchased dictionaries for all third graders in Oregon and Northwood schools. Call Annelle at 419-855-8381 or 419-340-7886.

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