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Local car dealers had a good month according to Autoview Online, a data firm that captures registration data from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

The seven new car dealerships in the Press readership area sold 247 new cars in March, a 11.7 percent increase over March, 2009.

Ford Fusion was the top selling car followed by Ford F-150 truck, Ford Escape, Ford Focus, Chevrolet Equinox and the Chevrolet Malibu.

The dealers are: Dunn Chevy Buick, Genoa Motors, Genoa Chevrolet; Keller Chevrolet, Mathews Ford Oregon; Rouen Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge and Tri-Motors Sales.

Vendor fair
As part of its 100th anniversary festivities, Gross Electric will hold a product expo for contractors, builders, designers, and architects Tuesday, April 27. More than 40 vendors are scheduled to participate in the expo, which will take place at Gross Electric's headquarters at 2807 N. Reynolds Road in Toledo.

Vendors will share their latest innovations with attendees, as well as sell products throughout the day. New governmental guidelines and energy saving technologies, including fluorescent bulbs, ballasts, controls, and LED products, will be presented in seminars throughout the day.

Gross expects more than 300 attendees from Northwest Ohio and Southern Michigan. A retail sale for the public will be held April 28-May 1 at Gross Electric's Reynolds Road store.

Opportunity knocks
Tammy Cassidy has been named vice president of clinical services for Otterbein Homes. She will begin her new position May 10.

Cassidy has an extensive background in long-term care. In addition to her RN degree, she is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center in gerontology and MDS. Cassidy also is a licensed nursing home administrator. She has served as a contracted surveyor for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and currently teaches the MDS portion of the Core of Knowledge for new administrators at The Ohio State University.

Cassidy most recently has been the vice president of clinical services for Covington Senior Living, which manages several continuing care retirement communities in Ohio and Florida.


Christina Asbrock, a Cincinnati native, has joined P.T. Services in Genoa as an occupational therapist. In 2006, Asbrock received her Master’s in Science degree in Neurobiology at Bowling Green State University, and then proceeded to complete the Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree at The University of Toledo-Health Science Campus (formerly MUO) in 2009.

She has experience with various populations including those diagnosed with autism, cardiac injury/disease, cerebral vascular accident, sensory integration disorder, spina bifida, and orthopedic injury/disease. Asbrock has also had previous involvement with individuals in all stages related to acquiring home modifications.

At the clubs
Women’s Entrepreneurial Network will host a networking session Thursday, May 6, 11:00 am at Cousino’s Steak House, Woodville Road. Call Sharon Czarny at 419-343-6984.

Gold stars
Tammy Strahl of Martin has been honored by lia Sophia through its Excellent Beginnings program for achieving certain sales levels.

The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Chamber Golf Classic, Thursday, June 3 at Chippewa Golf Club. For details, call Sarah at 419-693-5580.


The Oregon Northwood Rotary Golf Invitational will be held June 25 at Eagle’s Landing in Oregon. Contact Matt Mackowiak at


The Second Annual Oregon Firefighters Association Golf Outing will be held Saturday, July 31 at Eagles Landing. Call Mike Jimenez at 419-698-9504.

Just the fax: Fax items before Wednesday at noon to 419-836-1319, e-mail to, or send to The Press, Box 169, Millbury, OH 43447.






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