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Pastor Labuhn honored
Lutheran Homes Society dedicates new skilled rehab center
Lutheran Homes Society on May 24 dedicated the completion of The Labuhn Center, a new short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility located on the Lutheran Home at Toledo campus, 131 N. Wheeling Street, Toledo. 

According to a press release, the $4 million expansion adds 27 private rooms with attached baths. The Labuhn Center also features a state-of-the-art therapy gym, a transitional room to help prepare patients for their return home, a dining room with a café open throughout the day, and flat-screen televisions, telephones and Wi-Fi access in every room. The Center is housed in a building separate and distinct from the existing, traditional long-term nursing facility on the same campus.

“The Labuhn Center will provide a model of person-centered care for patients seeking nursing care and rehab services,” said Robert Dennie, executive director of Lutheran Home at Toledo.

The Center is named for The Rev. Gerald H. Labuhn, LHS executive director emeritus and archivist, who has dedicated over 60 years of ministry work to the Society. Pastor Labuhn served as executive director of Lutheran Homes Society from 1964 to 1994.

The Labuhn Center has been issued its Certificate of Occupancy and is waiting for the State of Ohio to clear the Center for opening, which is expected at the end of June or early July. Renovation of the existing nursing and rehabilitation unit will begin after The Labuhn Center’s opening.

Lutheran Home at Toledo is a ministry of Lutheran Homes Society. LHS was founded on August 6, 1860, in the days leading up to the Civil War.  The Society’s ministry began as a home for orphans, but expanded to include care of the elderly when the Toledo campus opened in 1906.  Today, more than 2,300 youth and elderly located throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan are benefitting from the Society’s residential and community services.

On the boards
Four new board members were elected at Indebancorp’s annual meeting held in April. They are: John Caputo, Dean Davis, Dr. Dennis Laub and Gary Macko.

Indebancorp is the parent company of National Bank of Oak Harbor.

Officers elected were Charles Hablitzel, president; James Dunn, vice president; Dr. Dennis Laub, assistant vice president; Gary Macko, second assistant vice president and Marie Truman, secretary

The 23rd Annual Chick Schaffner Memorial Charity Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 18 at the new Arthur Hills Designed Catawba Island Club Course. Shotgun starts at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The event benefits the American Heart Association and Stein Hospice. For information call John Schaffner at The Beacon at 419-732-2154.

Oregon/Northwood Rotary Club will hold its annual golf invitational Friday, June 22 at Chippewa Golf Course.

The fundraiser helps the club fund service projects such as Breakfast With Santa, Dictionaries for Third Graders, Ohio Reads tutors and the Challenger Learning Center.

Sponsors and teams are sought. Go to

The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its annual golf classic Thursday, June 28 at Chippewa Golf Club.

At the clubs
The Oregon Economic Development Foundation will meet Friday, June 15, 7:15 a.m. at Mercy St. Charles Hospital.

Buy-outs spur Oak Harbor man to start business
After the Fremont firm that employed him was bought out for the third time, Don Huffman took his career into his own hands and launched Medi-Quip Repairs, a service company for durable medical equipment.

That was in 2007. Last week Huffman moved his home-based business into a storefront in downtown Oak Harbor and added retail sales.

Huffman specializes in repairing durable medical equipment such as lift chairs, electric and manual wheelchairs, scooters, oxygen concentrators, and aerosol and nebulizer machines. Some items such as support stockings and knee braces are stocked for sale, but the more complex equipment has to be custom ordered to fit the user.

Medi-Quip serves an eight-county area and represents such national companies as Invacare, Electric Mobility and Pride Mobility.

Huffman has been repairing such equipment for 13 years. He is a Woodmore graduate and an Oak Harbor resident. You can learn more by calling 419-898-0057 or go to


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