Local Love: Congrats To These Locals!

New generation at the market

Since 1927, local family-owned Sautter’s Market has served generations of Toledo families. This past spring, Sautter’s announced the next generation of the Sautter family to join the team and lead the business. David Sautter has begun overseeing operations at the Sylvania store with his father, Jim. David previously worked in real estate in Chicago and is glad to be back home. “I’ve always kind of missed it,” said David. “I like good food, I like good wine, and I enjoy serving people. This is what I like to do. It’s in my blood.”

Impact in advocacy

MLiving’s recently-retired editor, Pat Nowak, is serving our community on the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County. Early last month, the board celebrated seven individuals who have gone above and beyond, impacting more than 31,000 people in the mental health and addiction system. One of those recipients, Nowak, received the Advocate of the Year Award.

Other award recipients include: Bill Geha (Alcohol and Other Drug Professional of the Year Award), Melissa Myer (Mental Health Professional of the Year Award), Natalie Zerucha (Consumer Involvement of the Year Award), Lt. Tressa S. Johnson (Crisis Intervention Training Officer of the Year Award), John L. Edwards Sr. (Diversity and Inclusion Award for Leadership) and Richard Arnold (Advocate Hall of Fame).

Journalism whiz

For the past 36 years, Bob Bortel has led the campus newspaper at Bowling Green State University. Recently, Bortel was inducted into the university’s Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Hall of Fame. The editorial adviser and newspaper business manager studied journalism at BGSU before graduating in 1977. During his time in school, he worked for the BG News as a reporter, editor and production manager.

In 1982, Bortel took over operations, receiving a master’s degree in 1983. Since 2015, he has managed BG Falcon Media, which includes print, TV and radio outlets. In 2010, he received a Golden Touchstone Award from the Press Club of Toledo.

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