Eastern Lanes gets new but familiar owner
Not much will change at Eastern Lanes as Penny Keeler takes over as owner.
Keeler has managed Eastern Lanes for owner Bill White of Akron for 20 years. Now, that White is advancing in age and no longer wants to make the three-hour drive he has chosen to lease the business to Keeler effective today.
Keeler doesn’t plan on any major changes although she says she will offer more specials and cater more to family bowling. Bowling leagues still dominate lane time although there are lanes available each night for open bowling.
The hours will stay the same Sunday thru Thursday 9 a.m. to Midnight; Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Keeler is a Genoa resident and a Lake High School graduate.
The right thing
Fifth Third Bank (Northwestern Ohio) is working to create a brighter future for pediatric patients and their families in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan with the 25th annual “Brighten a Child’s Life” campaign.
Brighten A Child’s Life, a 25-year tradition at Fifth Third Bank, has raised over $784,800 since inception.
Donations can help supply books, games, toys, educational resources so family members better understand their child’s illness and treatment, high-quality incubators for premature infants, or help adolescent children with spina bifida attend camp to learn with peers. The annual fundraising campaign is being held at Fifth Third Banking Centers and Bank Mart® locations through December 31.
For each $5 donation, a contributor will have the opportunity to write his or her name on a “Brighten a Child’s Life” paper ornament for display in the Banking Center. All the funds raised from this campaign will benefit children’s services at Mercy Children’s Hospital in Toledo and regional hospitals including Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green.
Jeff Chio, the Edward Jones financial advisor in Oak Harbor, is supporting the local Toys for Tots by using his office as a drop-off location for this year’s toy drive.
Residents can help needy children by bringing a new , unwrapped toy to the office at 178 W. Water Street during regular business hours.
“With the holiday season around the corner, we are all getting ready for the festivities,” Chio said. “This is the season of giving, now is a great time to remember the less fortunate in our community.”
At the clubs
The Oregon/Northwood Rotary meets Wednesdays, 7:45 a.m. at American Table Restaurant on Wheeling across from St. Charles Hospital. Call Steve at 419-698-9917.