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Bank funds financial literacy program for Lake and Eastwood

The State Bank and Trust has announced a new initiative to bring financial literacy education to Lake and Eastwood high school students by providing them with access to the EverFi Financial Literacy Platform, according to a company release.

This web-based program uses the latest in new media technologies – video, animations, 3-D gaming, avatars, and social networking – to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. Students will become certified in over 600 topics in financial education, allowing them to become more informed, responsible citizens.

Participating in a training session on implementing
financial literacyeducation are (l-r) Cathy Callahan,
Jodi Takats, Terry Tansel,Greg Wilker, Lee Herman,
Reginald Temple and Kristen Nusbaum.

The 10-unit course offers six hours of programming aimed at teaching, assessing and certifying students in a variety of financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401k’s and other critical concepts that match national financial literacy standards.

EverFi teams with major corporations and foundations to provide the programs at no cost to schools. To date, more than three million students have completed EverFi learning platforms.  Learn more at

State Bank has local branches in Luckey, Walbridge and Perrysburg.

New products
Gross Electric has added products from Buehler Decorative Hardware to its showrooms. Customers will now be able to choose from a vast array of decorative cabinet hardware, towel bars and door locks.

Laurie Gross, president of Gross Electric, believes the partnership with Buehler Decorative Hardware is a great benefit for their customers.  "When customers are building a home or redecorating a kitchen or bathroom, they are looking for both lighting and hardware.  Now they can find everything they need all in one place."

In addition to the convenience, the expanded product selection also allows customers to easily coordinate their lighting, hardware, and other accessories.

Gross Electric is located at 2807 N. Reynolds Rd. in Toledo and has a local outlet on Woodville Road in Northwood.

Author speaks
John Szozda, Press general manager and columnist, will speak about his book Common People, Uncommon Challenges, at the Rossford Public Library Wed. April 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The book features 50 columns about local people whose courage, passion and determination are an inspiration for others to reach beyond their comfort and expectation to achieve what is important to them.

The columns are culled from the more than 1,100 Szozda has written in 28 years at The Press. In one, a 74-year-old grandmother turned detective to help solve her daughter’s murder. In another, a young Polish-American boy escaped from a concentration camp and outran the Nazis during World War II. He’s still running today.

One man, at age 37, quit a three-pack a day cigarette habit, lost 87 pounds, left his job, went back to college and married his high-school sweetheart.

An 82-year-old Northwood man confronted by an armed robber beat him back with the 16-inch rod he used to hold up his car’s tailgate.

Two senior citizens from Elmore met at the Cleveland Clinic while recuperating from hip surgeries. They loved to travel and were determined not to let anything stop them even though one of them had both legs amputated below the knee, and the other was recuperating from a ninth hip operation. So, they packed up their crutches and walkers and strapped their motorized carts to the front and back bumpers of their 1968 Mercury with 393,000 miles on it and hit the road.

The library is located on Dixie Highway adjacent to the municipal building.

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