Missions, $27M upgrades may keep Springfield base open, avoid closure">Missions, $27M upgrades may keep Springfield base open, avoid closureFebruary 28th, 2015 by Our Webmaster
Cutting-edge technology, new missions and $27 million in upgrades mean the Springfield Air National Guard Base is well-positioned for BRAC rounds. …read more
In a quaint Sylvania café, Bethany Gurzynski scrolls through an online catalogue of customized apparel she’s created with nothing more than her artistic talent and a little bit of free time.
Bethany Gurzynski, owner of apparel company Toledo Threads is selling shirts stating “I Can. I will. End of story.” proceeds will go to Tiffany Townsend and Melinda Restivo, both diagnosed with breast cancer. Photo courtesy Toledo Threads
Hoodies, T-shirts, V-necks — all bearing unique designs celebrating everything from Toledo’s historic Jeep plant to the University of Michigan’s hiring of Jim Harbaugh.
However, there is one design — albeit a rather simple one …read more
Mercy STAR Program shoots for best lives possible">Mercy STAR Program shoots for best lives possibleFebruary 28th, 2015 by Our Webmaster
Cancer is a painful experience in a multitude of ways, but a Mercy Cancer Center program attempts to lessen the pain associated with treatment of the disease.
The STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation) Program is a nationally recognized cancer effort that focuses on improving the lives of survivors who suffer from the side effects of treatments.
Anne Schroeder, a physical therapist and one of mercy’s 25 employees certified in the star program for cancer survivors, stands near equipment at the Mercy Center for health promotion and wellness at Sunforest Court. since 2013, a team of multidisciplinary specialists at mercy have helped cancer …read more
Around the NHL: Ben Bishop, Steven Stamkos star for Lightning">Around the NHL: Ben Bishop, Steven Stamkos star for LightningFebruary 28th, 2015 by Our Webmaster
Lightning 4, Blackhawks 0: Ben Bishop made 28 saves for his second shutout, Steven Stamkos scored two goals and host Tampa Bay defeated Chicago last night. Stamkos has 11 goals and 17 points in nine career games against the Blackhawks. …read more
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Around college basketball: Akron sends Ohio to 6th straight loss">Around college basketball: Akron sends Ohio to 6th straight lossFebruary 28th, 2015 by Our Webmaster
Akron 70, Ohio 58: Antino Jackson scored 13 points and Isaiah Johnson added 12 as Akron celebrated its senior night with a victory over Ohio last night. The Zips (18-11, 9-7 Mid-American Conference) used a 13-2 run midway through the second half to stretch a two-point lead to 55-42 with 7:04 left. Ohio (9-18, 4-12) never threatened from there. …read more
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Ohio State roundup: Matthew Weis nets two goals in men’s hockey win">Ohio State roundup: Matthew Weis nets two goals in men’s hockey winFebruary 28th, 2015 by Our Webmaster
Ohio State scored four goals in the final two periods to defeat Penn State 5-3 in a Big Ten men’s ice hockey game last night in front of 4,153 at Value City Arena. Matthew Weis scored two goals for the Buckeyes (16-11-4, 8-6-1). Tanner Fritz, Josh Healey and Luke Stork also scored. …read more
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By Sarah Ottney
This month’s Eye on Health special section focuses on cancer, which hits close to home as my younger sister is a recent cancer survivor.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 26 and newly married. With no history of breast cancer in our family, the news threw everyone for a loop — most of all her. Instead off heading off on a honeymoon, she embarked on a year and a half of radiation, chemotherapy and battles with insurance companies.
Everyone copes in different ways. My sister is a private person. She didn’t like to talk about her treatments. She said …read more
Blue Jackets: Newly acquired David Clarkson happily out of Toronto spotlight">Blue Jackets: Newly acquired David Clarkson happily out of Toronto spotlightFebruary 28th, 2015 by Our Webmaster
When David Clarkson matured as a player during his six seasons with the New Jersey Devils, he was a second- or third-line forward who saw second-unit power-play time, finished checks and, on occasion, dropped his gloves to fight. But the day he signed a seven-year, $36.75 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs — July 5, 2013 — Clarkson’s days as a “secondary” offensive player ended. …read more
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Blue Jackets notebook: Matt Calvert's injury further thins roster">Blue Jackets notebook: Matt Calvert's injury further thins rosterFebruary 28th, 2015 by Our Webmaster
The Blue Jackets placed left wing Matt Calvert on injured reserve yesterday because of a concussion, bringing to nine the number of players who will or might miss the game on Saturday against the New Jersey Devils because of injuries. …read more
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LexisNexis alliance supports law school development programs">LexisNexis alliance supports law school development programsFebruary 27th, 2015 by Our Webmaster
Kodak launches new technology developed in Kettering">Kodak launches new technology developed in KetteringFebruary 27th, 2015 by Our Webmaster
At 36, Renee Schick found a lump in her breast during a self-examination. A doctor performed an ultrasound and discovered she had cancer.
In the wake of that diagnosis, she had a difficult time finding products and services that comforted her during her surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation.
“When I was diagnosed, I had drain tubes and I didn’t know where to put them,” Schick said. “But there are camisoles that have pockets that are billable to insurance that can hold the tubes for you. They even come with puffs for people who have had a mastectomy.”
Cancer survivor Renee Schick is the manager …read more
Acoustics for Autism: March 8 charity fundraiser will feature 30-plus bands on four stages">Acoustics for Autism: March 8 charity fundraiser will feature 30-plus bands on four stagesFebruary 27th, 2015 by Our Webmaster
By Matt Liasse
Nicole Khoury is not directly affected by autism, but the cause is important to her.
Acoustics for Autism founder Nicole Khoury, left, performs with Arctic Clam bandmates Scott Hayes and Steve Knurek at last year’s event.
After watching parents of children with autism struggle to afford treatment and travel expenses, Khoury took matters into her own hands. She started Acoustics For Autism to raise money for Project iAm scholarships, which go directly to the families in need.
“It started off as me knowing people who were going through this and not having the money, going into so much debt to try …read more
The Glass City Wine Festival was so popular its first two years, organizers decided to double the size of the third event, set for noon to 9 p.m. March 7 at the SeaGate Convention Centre.
The festival will now occupy two halls rather than one, said Brook Hall, director of operations for the festival. Attendance the first two years was capped at 1,800, with tickets selling out several weeks in advance. This year, organizers are expanding ticket sales to nearly 3,000, Hall said.
The festival has also increased the number of featured wineries from 14 to 20. All of the wineries are …read more
Beer festival: Ninth annual event to feature more than 200 beers from 40 breweries, including six in Northwest Ohio.">Beer festival: Ninth annual event to feature more than 200 beers from 40 breweries, including six in Northwest Ohio.February 27th, 2015 by Our Webmaster
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By Dave Kubacki
Toledo Free Press Staff Writer
On March 6, area residents will find plenty of craft beers to fill their sample-sized glasses as the Glass City Beer Festival opens its doors for the ninth year.
The event, which will again be held at the Lucas County Recreation Center in Maumee, supports Camp Courageous & The Arc of NW Ohio and the Northwest Ohio Hemophilia Foundation.
The event will provide attendees an oasis from the reality of winter, said Carla Wells, executive director of the Northwest Ohio Hemophilia Foundation.
“People are ready to go out and do something fun,” Wells said. “It’s an indoor …read more
Hooray for Hollywood: Oscar win for “Birdman” continues a trend.">Hooray for Hollywood: Oscar win for “Birdman” continues a trend.February 27th, 2015 by Our Webmaster
thoroughly enjoyed “Birdman.” It is a rare treat to find a film that so deftly swoops between the disparate tones of comedy, tragedy, surrealism and slapstick. I found the ending a bit of a letdown, as I felt there were a few loose ends both thematically and on a character level that the film didn’t even try to tie up. But on the whole, I found “Birdman” an excellent moviegoing experience.
I say this to establish that what I’m about to write doesn’t come from a place of bias against the movie because it won the Academy Award for Best …read more