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Rep. Haraz Ghanbari reacts to shooting he witnessed during ride-along

The first morning of 2022 was a dangerous one for State Rep. Haraz Ghanbari and Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Casimir Von Sacken whom Mr. Ghanbari had accompanied on a ride-along.  As they traveled along State Rt. 25, the trooper made a traffic stop. Another person on foot in the area, and later identified by authorities as Graig Gibson, approached, and during an encounter with Trooper Von Sacken, Gibson reached toward a gun. The gun, which had been stolen, fired. A bullet hit Gibson in the right leg. On Tuesday in Wood County Common Pleas Court, Gibson, 32, of Bowling Green was sentenced to 11 to 15 years in prison, Wood County Prosecutor Paul Dobson said. In January, Gibson had been indicted on six felony charges and four misdemeanors. A patrol video provides a look at the incident, including the aftermath of the gun firing.
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How to describe Mancy's Bluewater Grille? 'Perfect'

It struck me how often the word “perfect” was used during our dining experience at Mancy’s Bluewater Grille. From the appetizer to the entree to the dessert to the server to the atmosphere, that word kept being repeated. And there’s no higher compliment than when an eatery aiming for the highest target continues hitting the bull’s-eye. The jumbo shrimp cocktail with horseradish and cocktail sauce had crustaceans so ample in size that it could have been combined with a large salad to suffice as a filling dinner. The options are six ($24) and four ($16) shrimp. The lobster bisque ($14) was perfectly balanced, with the sherry in a clam stock complementing the sweetness of the lobster. The fresh chives were a nice touch. Two in our group agreed that it was “by far” the most lobster they’d ever had in a bisque — probably equal to half of a lobster tail.

What’s Happening in Toledo: September/October Family News

Hospital in Maumee, has served expectant mothers for the past 25 years. The services will end in September as the hospital announced at the end of May that it will be closing the Holland and Perrysburg obstetrics physician offices, and labor and delivery will no longer be available at the hospital after September 30. Jennifer Montgomery, McLaren St. Luke’s President and CEO, made the following statement: “We made every effort to avoid eliminating the program, but the loss of a large managed care health plan and other economic conditions have significantly reduced the number of patients who choose McLaren St. Luke’s for birthing services.” —ER Local 7th-grader writes his first book.

High School Sports Roundup For August 9th, 2022

SINGLES: 1. Mavis (M) d. Starkweather 6-0, 6-0; 2. Boyles (M) d. Armas 6-1, 6-2; 3. Lin (M) d. Lavinder 6-0, 6-1; DOUBLES: 1. Hays/Holcomb (W) d. Bula/Ybarra 6-2, 6-2; 2. Adeyemo/Kraut (M) d. Burt/Zientek 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Bowling Green 5 Ar... PLEASE LOGIN OR PURCHASE A SUBSCRIPTION TO READ...

Holy Family Radio has a new home

GLANDORF — After 12 years of broadcasting near a radio tower just north of New Cleveland, the Holy Family Radio station now has a permanent residence at the Glandorf Parish Center. The station celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday afternoon on the 12-year anniversary of its going on the air.

Buffalo Wild Wings opening Perrysburg location

PERRYSBURG, Ohio — Perrysburg will once again be home to a Buffalo Wild Wings. The restaurant chain will be going into the newly redeveloped French Quarter Square. The franchise closed a location on Dixie Highway in 2017. There is no word yet on an opening date. The area's first...
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Findlay Market’s Sen by Kiki Makes Waves

Findlay Market’s new seafood hookup is a real catch. Sen by Kiki offers fish and other aquatic cuisine, including freshly shucked oysters ready to enjoy right at the market with all the fixings. Owner/chef Hideki “Kiki” Harada says Findlay Market has been extremely welcoming, even throwing his new stand...

Pet of the Week: Meet Prince

FREMONT — Prince is a super sweet pup at the Sandusky County Dog Warden's kennel. He loves attention, playing in water and is content with just relaxing or going on walks. He has been working with a trainer on leash manners, and learning to sit, heel, and stay. Prince...

If you’re from Pemberville, you know about snipple beans

LEMOYNE – Purchasing her own snippler made making Snipple Bean Soup a year-round option for Linda Dunmyer. The idea of a snipple beans came from Germany as a method of storage through the winter. Dunmyer is third-generation German but had never heard of snipple beans. “I was in a...

New children's book tells tale of wildlife rescue

A wild animal in need of help should be taken to a wildlife refuge as opposed to being kept as a pet, says a local author in a new book geared to children. Allison Schroeder, the executive director of Nature’s Nursery, wrote One Friendly Fox: A Nature's Nursery Animal Rescue Tail, a true story about a rescued fox that could not be released into the wild because it was kept by humans and wouldn’t survive on its own. “I always enjoyed creative writing and used this ability to write the book to raise awareness of the issue and help raise funds for the nursery,” Ms. Schroeder said. She also appreciates the opportunity to share the organization’s mission to improve the well-being of northwest Ohio wildlife populations and habitats through public education and rehabilitation, with an emphasis on coexistence.

Finish summer reading with the return of Phoebe the Whale

Families: join the Wood County District Public Library for the return for a much-loved sea creature that visited the library earlier this summer. WBGU-PBS’s Phoebe the fin whale will return to help wrap up WCDPL’s Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities on Monday, August 15 from 9 a.m.-noon in the Children’s Place of the library, 251 N. Main St.

Not horsing around: Young Bateson wins at fair

Michael “Mick” Foster appreciates those who gave him a shot when he was a young man, so now he is giving back. Foster, a Luckey resident and co-owner with his wife Nancy of standard bred filly Shez Jess Nice, was a harness racehorse driver from 1989-2004. Foster and...

Harbor Town Tavern is not your average sports bar

What do you think when you think of a sports bar? Rowdy football fans? Clinking bar glasses? Greasy chicken chunks? That’s not Harbor Town Tavern. And that’s how it stands out from the crowd of sports bars in the area. This venue opened earlier this year in a former Jed’s in the Harbor Town Place development in Perrysburg. Surrounded by businesses and residences, the location feels a bit more secluded than I would have expected.

Maumee Scout Reservation celebrating 50th anniversary

MAUMEE – Scouts and former Scouts from across Indiana will converge Friday through Sunday on Maumee Scout Reservation, located in the Hoosier National Forest, to celebrate 50 years of Scouting on the beloved property. Participants will relive memories of camp activities, take camp tours, conduct a campfire program, and...

While tending his garden, Graytown man surprises a visitor

While working in his garden recently, William Johnson heard something rustling to his left and he thought he may have stirred up a young deer. But the resident of Walker Street in Graytown is convinced he inadvertently roused a bobcat. “It scared me when it got up and ran back...

Stone: Local foods are worth celebrating

Whether you grow your own food, or embrace the opportunities to support local producers including farmers’ markets, farm stands, or community supported agriculture shares, there is something special about the taste and experience of local foods. While our growing season may be shorter than some, there is plenty of time to enjoy many fruits and vegetables. Local Foods Week, Aug. 6-13, was designed to increase awareness of those foods grown or produced locally and celebrate everyone who has raised those garden goodies. In addition to enjoying the harvest here and now, it is also the perfect time to consider planting a fall crop of cool season veggies such as radishes, peas, beets, lettuce, spinach, kale, broccoli, and carrots. This is a great way to enjoy the harvest into the fall and maybe even into the winter with some protection. Temperatures will soon migrate down and hopefully Mother Nature will pump up the moisture — just not too much at once — making ideal growing conditions for a fall garden. For useful information on fall and other edible gardening, go to