Make a difference with your money

By FLTN Staff

At some point during their lifetime, most people wonder whether they’ve done enough — if they’ve made a positive impact, says Jeff Bucher, a financial advisor who helps working-class Americans plan their golden years.

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MADE IN OHIO: Moore Metal Finishing proves manufacturing alive and well in Sylvania

By Chris Galford

When one thinks of the small, quiet suburb of Sylvania, they may not immediately associate it with heavy industry, but Moore Metal Finishing proves that manufacturing is still very much a part of this lively neighborhood.
Begun in 1942 on Central Ave., Moore moved onto Silica Rd. about 20 years ago, and what began as a 3 machine plating operation has since grown to 11 machines and counting. For 19 hours a day, this factory churns out parts for everything from refrigerators to cars, and according to its VP of Operations, Larry Huth, the outlook is looking good for the future. They may even be looking toward future expansion. Click on video for full interview:

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My shoulder hurts! What’s the problem?

By Cindy Binkley

“Ouch, my shoulder really hurts! What did I do wrong? Where did this soreness come from?”

Very likely your rotator cuff may be the cause of this pain. Most people don’t think about their shoulder during the course of the day. However, when it starts to hurt, you can’t sleep or you are having difficulty trying to perform the simplest activities, it is all you can think about! You learn that despite being a small area, it “shoulders” a big responsibility and is very important in everyday activities.

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How should you respond to higher interest rates?

By Lori Cannon, FLT News Columnist

If the Federal Reserve (Fed) raises short-term interest rates this year, as many financial professionals predict, what will it mean to you? As a consumer, you might experience the “ripple” effects if long-term interest rates eventually follow suit, affecting mortgages and other loans. But as an investor, you might quickly feel the impact of a move by the Fed — especially if you own bonds.

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Veterans administration invites public comment on proposal to limit benefits for elderly

On January 23, 2015, the VA quietly issued proposed changes to Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 3. These changes will adversely impact eligibility for the VA’s “Improved Pension” benefit, one that provides tax-free income to our honorably discharged, aging, wartime veterans, or their surviving spouses, in partial reimbursement for their high cost of medical care and help with the challenges of daily life as a senior.

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Sweet Cheeks Baby Boutique in Sylvania offers parents ‘boot camp’ classes on the use of cloth diapers

By Meredith Ryburn

By Meredith Ryburn

Parents of six, Paul and Amanda Emch started on cloth diapers when their second child, now 7 years old, had severe diaper rash issues. After trying all of the traditional remedies, they turned to cloth diapers and were hooked.

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Planning to remodel your bathroom

By Dan Mahl If you’re looking to improve your home, remodeling your bathroom can be one of the finest, most impactful ways to do so. In fact, doing little more than replacing your fixtures with newer, more effective models can …

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Cancer survivor credits Renegade Fitness with assist in recovery

By Chris Galford

For four years, Chris and Jennifer Rhoades have formed a team, both personally and professionally, and it has shone in their fitness mantra at Renegade Fitness.

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The doctor’s office wait time explained…

By Dr. Hope Mitchellm FLT News Columnist

At Mitchell Dermatology our staff and providers service each patient as an individual, every patient with respect and dignity and each situation as unique. It can seem like an eternity when time ticks by and you have a list of things to do and places to be; yet, others are called into the exam room before you in a busy practice with many providers. From a customer service perspective you may feel frustrated. From a business perspective, we respect everyone’s time and strive for complete customer satisfaction.

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Financial Responsibility and the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

By Tiffany Budzinski, FLT News Columnist

The ability to drive is a privilege and has evolved to be a necessary part of life. Along with this privilege, we are also obligated to carry adequate insurance or other financial responsibility coverage. After the long wait, you finally obtained your driver license, you are required to sign acceptance of financial responsibility as a valid driver in the state of Ohio. If you haven’t read through the financial responsibility (FR) agreement, here’s the detail on what you signed at the time you receive your Driver License.

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Sylvania resident purchases Tutor Doctor franchise, offering students individualized lessons

By Meredith Ryburn

“The educational landscape is always evolving, people need a service that will evolve with it, and that is what we do,” says Brandon Bollin, owner of the Tutor Doctor franchise here in Toledo.

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Pregnancy, hormones and eyes

By Dr. Roxanna Potter, FLT News Columnist

Pregnancy can cause many changes throughout a woman’s body, and her eyes are no exception. Luckily, most pregnancy-induced eye and vision changes are easily treated and benign, but some can be downright dangerous. Below is a brief summary of the more commonly encountered changes, but make sure to contact your eye doctor if you have any pregnancy-related vision issues.

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Jonathon Khoi Nail Spa Open New Location on West Central Avenue

By Chris Galford

Jonathon Khoi Nail Spa launched its premiere location in Maumee in September 2011, but now they’re opening the doors to a new location in Toledo. Owned and operated by Vinh and Donna To, if it has anything to do with nails, it’s essentially their niche—including manicures, pedicures, artificial nails and most popular for the spa now, gel polishes.
Jonathon Khoi offers a sanitary, public-oriented environment, with employees trained not only for skill, but consistency in their work as well.
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HCC Rare Coins in Holland brings integrity to bear in appraisal and coin collection

By Chris Galford

In HCC Rare Coins, president Howard C. Cook, Jr. has utilized decades old relationships to cultivate an atmosphere for integrity scarcely matched within the industry of rare coins. It is the thing that most sets his business apart from those of his competitors — instant credibility, bank pre-approved.

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Misunderstanding mindful eating

By Dr. Ellen Cullman, FLT News Columnist

Many people develop an impression of what mindful eating is from conversations either with friends or through media outlets. Unfortunately, some of these impressions are inaccurate or not wholly true and lead to misunderstanding a long-lost intuitive, wholesome and sustainable way of eating. In this column, I discuss two misunderstood viewpoints.

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MADE IN OHIO: Yarder Manufacturing brings new jobs and old traditions to Toledo workforce

By Chris Galford

Yarder Manufacturing is a family built and run business, but it’s one that has stood the test of time through adaptation and flexibility. Those same traits brought them the success which enabled not only a $500,000 internal investment last year, but a 20 person expansion to their workforce as well. Their niche? A mix of quality and speed built metalwork, guided by automated processes and aimed at those small and medium sized projects other businesses need. They can change their setup on the day by day and tailor themselves to whatever industry has need of them in a given moment.
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Rowmark in Findlay to invest $8 million in new 85,000-square-foot building

By Chris Galford

Expansion is the name of the game at Rowmark. A continually expanding company at the global level, Rowmark is a locally based supplier of thin gauge extruded sheet materials for the awards, engraving and signage markets.

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Pregnancy and chiropractic

By Dr. Cynthia Ratkowski, FLT News Columnist

At first glance most people don’t see the connection between chiropractic care and pregnancy. However, there are four stages in which having an optimally working nervous system and structural support help both mother and child.

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Hearing aid myth busting

By Dr. Clint Keifer, FLT News Columnist

We all have heard stories about hearing aids. With more than 15 combined years of educational and clinical experience, I have certainly encountered all sorts of re-told beliefs, tales and myths about these tiny devices and the people who wear them — good or bad, true or false, they are enough to give anyone pause. As your expert in the field, let me guide you past the top three myths.

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All-natural weight loss program

By FLTN Staff

If you have 12 weeks, you can lose 30-50 pounds and keep it off. This is the only way to describe what’s going on at Fairwood Health & Body Transition in Toledo.

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Caregiving tips for common Alzheimer’s behaviors

By John Baldwin, FLT News Columnist

Will he wander away again? How aggressive will she be today? One of the most challenging aspects of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is adjusting to the troubling and sometimes abrupt changes in personality and behavior. Brain disease experts concur that these erratic actions are not stubborn defiance, but are actually expressions of the person’s needs muddled by the dementia itself.

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Self-worth is more than you think

By Theresa Marie Abec, FLT News Columnist

Self-worth is at the root of most of our issues and it manifests itself in many not so obvious ways. How you communicate yourself to others, your cognition and words inside your head and how you treat your body all reflect what you think about yourself — this is your self-worth. Self-worth is composed of your physical body, spirit, thoughts, will, intellect, behavior and personality characteristics.

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Local audiologist to speak on quality hearing care

By FLTN Staff

On March 17, Dr. Clint D. Keifer will be presenting at the Sylvania Senior Center about finding quality hearing health care, despite misleading claims and advertisements.

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Patients get improved appearance and strength from new crown materials

By Dr. Edward Posluszny, FLT News Columnist

Recent advances in dental materials mean fewer patients are receiving crowns (caps) made with metal. Is this good news? Definitely.

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Reflections on the funeral services of the late Mayor D. Michael Collins

By Megan Coyle-Stamos, FLT News Columnist

What an honor and privilege to be chosen by the mayor and his family for Coyle Funeral Home to take care of the his funeral tribute. Never in the history of our family business or in my life have we been a part of something so unique and so memorable.

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Selling your home this spring

By Joshua Bowen, FLT News Columnist

The right time of year is upon us! “What time is that?” you may ask. It is the time to sell your home. March is the month when, if you are considering placing your home for sale, you need to act quickly and make those arrangements. The majority of properties sell after 30 days of being listed to the open market and most of those sales occur in the 60-90 day range.

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MADE IN OHIO: Rowmark in Findlay to invest $8 million in new 85,000-square-foot building

By Chris Galford

Expansion is the name of the game at Rowmark. A continually expanding company at the global level, Rowmark is a locally based supplier of thin gauge extruded sheet materials for the awards, engraving and signage markets.
“Our core business is high end, thin gauge sheet extrusion. We specialize in manufacturing products that are difficult for others to make,” said president and CEO, Duane E. Jebbett.

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Are you keeping your New Year’s resolution?

By Kylie Roach, FLT News Columnist

Losing weight, stopping smoking, getting healthy: Did you promise yourself that you’d focus on one of these for the new year? A lot of us make New Year’s resolutions, but sticking to them is the hard part. A few months into the new year we find ourselves back into our old bad habits.

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