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New York Times publishes pic from Press photographer
The insult heard around the nation propelled Press photographer Ken Grosjean and the Little Sisters of The Poor onto the pages of the New York Times.

Two weeks ago, Press contributing writer Yaneek Smith wrote a story about the insult E. Gordon Gee, president of The Ohio State University, delivered to non Bowl Championship Series football teams Boise State and T.C.U. He said they shouldn’t be eligible to play for a national championship because they couldn’t beat The Little Sisters of the Poor.

Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee shares a laugh with Mother Cecilia Sartorius at the Sacred Heart Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor. This phot ran Sept. 9 in the New York Times sports section. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

The gaffe was heard around the nation when T.C.U. beat Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl and finished undefeated and ranked second in the nation. Gee visited here in August, apologized and made a donation to the Little Sisters at their facility on Navarre in Oregon.

When an editor for the New York Times began searching The Web for background for a story for Friday’s edition, they were taken by the photograph Grosjean took at the event. The photo showed Mother Cecelia Sartorius pumping her arms up in the air while Gee presented his donation.

The photo ran in The Times last Friday and was submitted to run in the international edition of the Times.

Grosjean, who has been The Press lead photographer for 27 years, said he enjoyed his brief moment of fame. “The next morning I woke up and the first thing that popped into my head was, `This is mind-blowing. My photo is in the New York Times.’”

Grosjean has won a number of awards for his photography, most recently a first place from the Press Club of Cleveland for photos taken in the aftermath of the June 5, 2010 tornado that hit Lake Township.

He is a Curtice resident.

Podiatrist open office
Podiatrist Joshua Morris recently opened Maumee Bay Foot & Ankle Specialists. The practice offers comprehensive foot and ankle care with emphasis on diabetics, sports medicine, wound care, and neuropathy.

Dr. Morris, an Oregon native, graduated from Clay High School in 2000. He participated in football, cross country, track, and basketball and continued his running career in college at the University of Toledo where he ran both cross country and track. He attended the university on a presidential scholarship and earned an athletic scholarship after being a walk-on athlete.

After graduation, he attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland. He completed his three year surgical residency program through the Henry Ford Health System in the Detroit metro area where he received extensive training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.

Dr. Morris also participated in two medical missions to Guatemala where he helped perform reconstructive foot and ankle surgery on children of various ages.

Dr. Morris sees patients at his office located at 3515 Navarre and at St. Charles Hospital, ProMedica Bay Park Hospital, and St. Vincent’s Medical Center. He continues to stay active in running and is a member of the Toledo Road Runners Club. You can reach him at 419-691-1599.

Tomorrow’s leaders
Seventy-seven candidates for the 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Program will be recognized Tuesday, September 27 at a reception and program beginning at 5:45 p.m. in the lobby of Fifth Third Center at One SeaGate.

During the 7 p.m. program, 20 individuals will be announced as this year’s 20 Under 40 award recipients.

The event is open to the public for $30 per person in advance and $35 at the door. For questions or reservations, call 419-247-1749 or go to

An independent panel of judges selected the 20 candidates for recognition. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in the community. It is intended that the program will further motivate young leaders in our area.

Local candidates include: Kendra German of Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare; Jason Kozina of Northwood Schools and Michael Sachs of Neighborhood Housing Services, East Toledo.

Sponsors include Eastman and Smith, Fifth Third Bank, Plante & Moran and Columbia Gas of Ohio. The media partner is The Toledo Business Journal; media support is provided by WTOL, Toledo’s News Leader; and Leadership Toledo is the community partner. The Oregon Theater has joined the Toledo Symphony, Toledo Opera and the Toledo Museum of Art as a Cultural Arts Sponsor. 

Chrys Peterson will serve as master of ceremonies at the recognition/awards event for the 16th consecutive year. 

At the clubs
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its annual steak roast Thursday at Sunrise Park and Banquet Center. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. RSVP to Sarah at 419-693-5580.

Just the fax: Fax items to 419-836-1319, email to or send to The Press, Box 169, Millbury, OH 43447.




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