Ron Hemelgarn first began making waves in auto racing in 1977, although he had operated Toledo’s Super Fitness centers since 1972. By 1977 he had bought a few health clubs in the Indianapolis area and wanted to get the word out about his fitness businesses more effectively. “I said ‘I am going to sponsor a
Alison and Jim Graff share their bountiful harvest Alison Graff explains that her husband, Jim, has been a gardener since he began to walk, while she grew to appreciate the charm of flower cultivation during her time in Hawaii, building on lessons she learned from her mother’s love of roses. “Jim had a [vegetable] garden
Hundreds of Toledoans see Vallie Bowman-English’s name every day, but few of them know who she is, or the good work that she’s done for the Toledo Municipal Court.
Known as a man who chases his goals, Sylvania’s Fred King has over 100 running races under his belt. The most recent race came as a total surprise to him. “My face must have lit up!” Fred recalls. Fred’s nursing team and family collaborated with Run Toledo and Dave’s Performance Footgear to enter Fred into
Today, her time as a journalist behind her, de Boer Durham is working to bring the same comfort and guidance to those who may otherwise be left behind.
After more than three decades on the airwaves, 18 of them working at Toledo stations, newscaster Bill Hormann announced his retirement during his 11pm broadcast on Sunday, June 30. The primary reasons for his departure were probably asleep in their beds at home as he said his final farewells: his twin seven-year-old sons, Connor and
Denny Amrhein wanted to be a salesman his whole life. Graduating from Central Catholic in 1967, Amrhein attended college— first in Adrian, then at the University of Toledo— at the urging of his mother. But Amrhein was dedicated to the pursuit of not studying, and after one semester at each school, he had a frank
Theater has been a driving force in F. Scott Regan’s life for over 50 years From his early days as a high school actor, to his first tentative steps as a director in college, to today, working as a respected Glass City stage director. So what first inspired Regan to work in theater all those
Laneta Goings has believed in the power of books as long as she can remember. “From my early childhood, I have always loved to read,” Goings said.
Teresa Fedor looks back at two decades of service For nearly 20 years, Teresa Fedor has represented the Toledo area in state politics. Beginning with a seat in the Ohio House in 2000, Fedor’s career has seen her elected to the Ohio Senate in 2002, a second term in the House in 2010, and now
Interview with Clyde Scoles a few weeks after he announced his intention to retire, on June 30, from his position as Toledo Lucas County Public Library Director.
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Bill Geha Helps Local Youth Overcome Addiction And Bullying.
When Robin Whitney majored in civil engineering, there were even less women in the field than there are today. We asked Whitney to tell us more about what keeps her motivated at work, her future goals, and about pastimes that bring her joy.
Over 20 years ago the Toledo Warehouse District Association (TWDA) took on the task of renovating a group of unoccupied buildings on St. Clair near Lafayette, with hopes of generating interest in the area. In those early stages, many considered the effort futile. But if you believe Kathy Steingraber, former director of the TWDA, she knew the revitalization of downtown would eventually be a success.
For over six decades, Toledo audiences have known the name and the voice of Gordon Ward.
For over three decades, Robin Reese has worked with Lucas County Children Services (LCCS) in a tireless effort to protect area kids from abusive and neglectful situations. But according to Reese, if you ask the people closest to her, she’s had a passion for assisting people in the community even longer.
Longtime Representative, Marcy Kaptur, looks back at her career
Born in Texas in 1947, by the age of 12 Velasquez lived in Ohio with his family, picking crops in the summer and working at a cannery in the winter.
Profiles: Mary Alice Powell looks back at decades of food reporting
Kelly Broadway (and her last name provides a hint) is a vocalist, comedienne, musician, entertainer, instructor, and actress and, when you hear her sing, you will agree she is absolutely awesome.
Ever wonder where all of those novelty and gift products you see in the stores come from? An entrepreneur right here in Toledo, Mark Feldstein began his company basically as a one-man show, setting up as a manufacturer’s representative organization which specialized in hand-held electronics. Over time Feldstein realized that the real potential for the
During Deborah Barnett’s 36 years as a member of the Huntington Bank team, she has had many different roles. She served appointments to boards at the City of Toledo, Toledo Public Schools and the University of Toledo. She has also been involved with many civic organizations, including the Toledo Zoo, Promedica, the Greater Toledo Urban