Dr. Ronald J. Negrich offers personalized allergy, asthma and immunology care

By Wendy Cornett

Ronald J. Negrich, M.D., a board-certified allergist, specializes in allergies, asthma and immunology and helps people of all ages pinpoint their allergy triggers and devises effective
treatment plans so his patients can find relief. He practices at five area offices.

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Fitness 4 All offers personalized training for optimal results

By Wendy Cornett

A friendly atmosphere with trainers who focus on the strengths and goals of each individual has helped Fitness 4 All expand to four locations in the Toledo area.

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Spud Budley’s opens at Sylvania’s Mayberry Square with inspiration drawn from New Orleans

By Christ Galford

“Spud Budley is new to the area, offering it something it hasn’t had before: entrée-sized baked potatoes, pound, pound-and-a-half baked potatoes, and those entrées can be made into various dishes,” said owner Richard Ruth.

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Cravings’ Torture Chamber

By Dr. Ellen Cullman, FLT News Columnist- What are cravings? We all have them. Cravings occur whether you are hungry or not. They usually revolve around sugary, fatty, salty or high carbohydrate foods such as candy bars, French fries or salt laden chips. Some cravings seem unremitting and very intense making them difficult to pacify. When you give into them, they tend to take on a life of their own. What do you do?

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Now starting mornings off right with Strachn Bakery

By Chris Galford

Today, donuts, cookies, pies, breads, and cakes for both weddings and birthdays can be found under the bakery’s roof, along with a new local chef who has added paninis and Strachn- made bread for the morning crowd.

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Whitehouse Pisanello’s: A family-owned business invested in community

By Matthew Kent

Whitehouse Pisanello’s has been a part of the Whitehouse community for the last 15 years and has continued to offer its customers pizza and other Italian fare the small chain has become known for.

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Schakolad Chocolate Factory opens up second location in Sylvania with a twist

By Matthew Kent

Gordon decided to offer self-serve frozen yogurt alongside Schakolad chocolates that has been popular with people who have walked through the door at the business located on Sylvania Avenue.

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How do YOU rate as a parent or grandparent?

By Debbie Papay, FLTN Columnist- If you have beloved children in your family, you might spend many hours and dollars deciding what kind of family car to buy, what school to attend, or where to take the next family vacation. Yet many parents have not made a very minimal investment in having a Last Will and Testament drawn up!

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Insurance: The three calls you make if disaster strikes

A professional local insurance agent can be a valuable friend to have in the event of loss to your home, auto, or business. Online sites may promise a great discount and the lowest rates, but they can’t offer face-to-face service.

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​Satisfy your sweet tooth at The Next Sweet Thing

By Wendy Cornett

The Next Sweet Thing bakery in Sylvania offers customized cakes, cookies and cupcakes for special occasions as well as sweet treats that hit the spot any time of day.

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Spinal Decay

By Dr. Cynthia Ratkowski FLT News Columnist

By Dr. Cynthia Ratkowski FLT News Columnist- Spinal decay is a degenerative condition that worsens with time. It can start with some type of uncorrected trauma to the spine. A slip or fall. A car accident, but you think you are not hurt. Learning to walk. Even the birth process may be responsible!

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Orchestrating your retirement accounts

By Jeffery Bucher and Kevin Bucher, FLTN Columnists – An orchestra is a merely a collection of instruments, each of which brings a unique sound. It is only when a conductor leads them that they create the beautiful music imagined by the composer.

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Help for hair loss

By Dr. Hope Mitchell, FLTN Columnist- Hair Loss is a concern at any age. Society has placed a great deal of social and cultural importance on hair and hairstyles.

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Super Suppers in Perrysburg marks 7-year anniversary

By Wendy Cornett

Super Suppers in Perrysburg is one of a handful of independently owned Super Suppers locations that remain, following the 2011 closing of the national franchise. The original concept—that customers come in and prepare healthy meals themselves to take home and freeze—has been maintained, but most folks want the preparation done for them, Cassie explained.

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From gunsmithing to self-awareness classes, Cleland’s Outdoor World offers a little something

By Chris Galford

Clelands Outdoor World may not be stocked with fishermen, but the

adage applies, for they are not just another gun shop; they also teach their customers how to use

the instruments they provide.

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Roemer Insurance to host 80th anniversary celebration

By Wendy Cornett

Few companies enjoy the privilege of celebrating 80 years in business, and Wellington F. “Rocky” Roemer III, president and CEO of Roemer Insurance, attributes his company’s success to its loyal customers, dedicated staff and reputation for outstanding service established by its founders.

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Herbal body wraps for weight loss

By FLTN Staff

“So many people are struggling to flatten their tummy,” said Dr. Peisley. “I offer an all-natural way to contour your body that is relaxing, non-toxic and very popular because of the immediate results.”

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The farms around which a city has grown: Tom Strain and Sons and Daughter Too

By Chris Galford

We grow and farm for ourselves, and we farm for our customers. We aren’t a box store, we don’t sell to box stores; it’s fresh from our fields to your tables.”

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Star of India in Toledo offers Indian cuisine

By Matthew Kent

Surjeet opened Star of India, located at 415 S. Reynolds Road, after the site remained vacant for some time and now offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian cuisine to those who walk through the door.

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Local author’s book explains how to avoid costly estate and elder law mistakes

By FLTN Staff

This month Maumee attorney Debbie J. Papay is celebrating local distribution of the 2,000th copy of her book, Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning and Elder Law: Lessons From Prime Time TV. Her book uses humor and nostalgia to help the public understand complex legal issues in short, simple, easy-to-read story form.

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Executive Diner offers patrons Mediterranean breakfast, lunch items

By Matthew Kent

Among the foods are Mediterranean, Mexican, and traditional breakfast and lunch dishes, which include hummus and grape leaf platters, and Mexican quesadillas.

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Dental Group West combines a rich dental history with the latest techniques

By Chris Galford

From cosmetics, to Invisalign braces, to teeth whitening using a supervised, prescription strength process
over time, to wisdom tooth removal with sedation, to traditional care, Dental Group West offers a full menu of dental services.

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Papoo’s in Whitehouse expands with Papoo’s Sports and Spirits

By Matthew Kent

Papoo’s in Whitehouse has continued to grow in popularity since it opened in April of 2012 and recently expanded with the addition of Papoo’s Sports and Spirits. The full-service restaurant owned by Greg and Rosie Morris offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Among the items that can be found include hot dogs, gyros and authentic Greek dishes, including stuffed grape leaves, Baklava, and spinach pie that are all homemade by Rosie.

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Will hearing aids work for you?

By Dr. Clint Keifer, FLTN Columnist- Success with hearing aids really comes down to a few major factors: the nature of the hearing loss, the skill of the provider, and patient motivation.

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Try this natural, effective solution for teething pains

By Dr. Edward F. Posluszny, FLTN Columnist

If your teething child is fussy and uncomfortable, try this all-natural and soothing solution—a Baltic Amber teething necklace.

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Senior diners receive flowers with their meal

By FLTN Staff

“I think it’s great,” said Bill Anderson, owner of Dales’ Diner in Waterville, and Dale’s Bar and Grill in Maumee, about their recently held Sunflowers for Seniors event where young volunteers from a local 4-H Club distributed vases of sunflowers to senior diners at his locale.

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Cheers to a friend!

By Megan Coyle-Stamos, FLTN Columnist- One day I walked in to one of our visitation rooms and noticed that there was a group of people setting up one of the rooms for a service that was to be held the next day. What struck me about this was how the people were behaving and what they were doing. The man who passed was a Vietnam veteran and the people were setting up displays of all his medals and war memorabilia. There were photos and uniforms and other mementos from the war that covered an entire corner of the room—extra tables were brought in to display all of the items. How wonderful it is to visit our chapel and see how family and friends choose to honor their loved ones.

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Drs. Kris Nicholas, Ron Howard & James Baburek

Technology meets dentistry: Digital smile design

Drs. Kris Nicholas, Ron Howard & James Baburek

By FLTN Staff

“Every smile and mouth is different and this computer program allows us to help you achieve your perfect smile,” said Dr. Nicholas. “We can demonstrate accurate solutions down to the millimeter using this technology.”

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Sunflowers make seniors smile at Genesis Village

By FLTN Staff

On August 12, more than 50 residents of Genesis Village in Toledo were treated to vases full of fresh sunflowers through a program, Sunflowers for Seniors, which is sponsored by members of First Local Toledo.

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Four ways primary family caregivers can manage stress

By John Baldwin, FLTN Columnist-First, Dad needed help monitoring his daily medications, and then he needed to be taken to physical therapy twice a week. During the next few months, Dad’s health continued to wane and he wrestled with losing his independence. If you are a primary family caregiver, you understand the tough sacrifices and rewards of helping your elderly loved one maintain their independence. If you juggle caregiving with your own family’s needs and a career, you sense the intense squeeze of time and commitments all the more. Your aging loved one needs you functioning at your best, so relieving stress is vital to everyone’s health to manage day-to-day and long-term priorities.

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Metamora State Bank launches new website

By FLTN Staff

“The website features a new look and easier navigation for our customers. It’s also the first in a series of initiatives designed to expand customer services and presence in the communities we serve.”

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Classic Café in Sylvania hosts third Sunflowers for Seniors event of the season

By Chris Galford

For its third year, Sunflowers for Seniors along with the Classic Café in Sylvania catered to senior citizens, hosted by café co-owners Roger Kurtz, Mary and Jennifer Drees, their locale chosen for the family welcome it brings to its customers.

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Back-to-school checklist item #1: Eye examination!

By Dr. Roxanna Potter, FLTN Columnist- It’s back-to-school time, and while parents are scrambling around getting their kids new clothes, school supplies, and schedules arranged, the most important part of a child’s learning may be ignored. It’s estimated that up to 80 percent of learning occurs through visual pathways—think about how hard it would be in a classroom without good vision!

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CPW Health Center’s quality, expedient care includes expert aquatic therapy

By Wendy Cornett

CPW is a privately owned facility that features physical therapy, aquatic therapy, occupational therapy and Medical Fitness Programs.

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Sunflowers bring smiles

By FLTN Staff

Sunflowers for Seniors recently visited the Swanton Healthcare and Retirement Center for its second event of the season.

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What’s smarter—paying off debts or investing?

By Lori Cannon, FLTN Columnist- It probably doesn’t happen as much as you’d like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds?

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