Hollywood Casino topic of Thursday’s talk in East Toledo
John McNamara, advertising and promotions manager of Hollywood Casino Toledo, will speak to the public and members of the East Toledo Club, Thursday, Noon at The Weber Block, Front and Main in East Toledo.
The $250 million casino has created 2,100 temporary construction jobs and will employ 1,200 once it opens. At least 90 percent of the permanent jobs are designated for residents of the Toledo metropolitan area. General Manager Richard St. Jean told The Press that 30,000 applications were turned in for the 1,200 jobs.
A projected $25.3 million in annual tax revenue is expected to be generated for the City of Toledo, Lucas County and the county’s school districts once all four of Ohio’s authorized casinos are open. The State of Ohio will receive a $50 million license fee dedicated to workforce development programs, bringing Penn Nationals’ investment in the project to $300 million.
The 290,000 square foot casino includes structured parking on a 44-acre site in East Toledo on the banks of the Maumee River opposite downtown Toledo.
The casino’s art deco architectural design is visible from Interstate 75, and the casino can be reached via the Miami Street exit. The gambling complex will be adjacent to the Libbey-Owens-Ford/Pilkington industrial complex at the Toledo-Rossford border.
The casino is expected to open later this year.
The public is invited. The presentation will start at about 12:30 in the meeting room adjacent to Michael’s Café & Bakery. Call Andrea at 419-691-7651.
Hobby Stop West has relocated from the now closed Woodville Mall to the Great Eastern Shopping Center and is now located at 2676 Woodville Road in Northwood, according to Patrick Falgout, owner.
The store has been locally owned since 1956 and specializes in merchandise for radio-controlled cars, airplanes, helicopters and boats. Other products include plastic models, rockets, trains, telescopes, kites, science & nature kits, airbrushing, wood model planes and ships, stamp collecting, slot cars, general hobby supplies, and pinewood derby supplies.
Hobby Stop West also houses an 80’x 36’ indoor carpet racetrack. Oval races are held every Saturday and on-road races are held every Sunday. Indoor micro aircraft and helicopters are flown every Tuesday night.
Store hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday noon until 5p.m. Doors open for racing on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and racing starts at noon. On Sundays doors open at 9 a.m. and racing starts at 11 a.m.
Terry Jay Breymaier, licensed funeral director for more than 40 years, has retired from Eggleston, Meinert & Pavley Funeral Homes.
Breymaier joined the staff in 1965 after graduation from Waite.
Breymaier has been recognized for his dedication to his local community, earning him the Kiwanis Frederick Hansen Humanitarian Award, The Exchange Club’s Book of Good Deeds Award, and the Toledo Area Metroparks’ Oak Tree Award. He is also the recipient of the Toledo Area Boy Scout Council’s Silver Beaver Award, a member of the Waite High School’s Distinguished Hall of Fame, and in 2009 was selected Person of the Year by the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce.
He has also served as president of the East Toledo Club, Oregonians, Friends of Pearson Metropark, Funeral Directors Association of Northwest Ohio, and Memorial United Church of Christ. His other affiliations include Paragon (Lotus) Masonic Lodge, Black Swamp Bird Observatory, and the East Toledo, Oregon Jerusalem and Ohio Historical Societies.
Dennis Pavley, president, stated, “Looking back on the career of Terry Breymaier, it is gratifying to know that Terry has helped define our philosophy and mission of serving the community in which we live. It has been an honor to work with Terry and I am grateful for his outstanding service and dedication.”
Terry and his wife Mary have two children, Rob and Meredith, and five grandchildren.
He will be available to serve families upon request.
National Bank of Ohio has introduced a new service to allow free banking from your phone. Called “Mobiliti,” the service allows customers to check account balances, transfer funds between accounts, view transaction history and change or cancel pending payments. Customers are also able to locate ATM and office locations and pay bills.
NBOH has offices in Oak Harbor, Curtice, Port Clinton, and Oregon.
Genoa Retirement Village recognized 30 employees for perfect attendance and promptness for 2011. The employees received a $250 bonus, an additional day of paid time off and a plaque recognizing their accomplishment.
The employees were among the 800 nationwide so honored by parent company Trilogy Health Services.
The bottom line
GenoaBank announced a quarterly dividend 14 cents per share to shareholders of record as of January 20, 2012, according to a company press release..
Net income for 2011 totaled $1,415,000 with assets ending at $251 million dollars.
GenoaBank has named Jennifer Swiech vice president – chief compliance officer.
She will work from the Genoa branch. Swiech, a Sylvania resident, earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law. She is a member of the Ohio, Michigan, Toledo and American Bar Associations.
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