#StayStrongLaura

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

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Received the following message last night about a Woodville woman and her heartbreaking story:

Her name is Laura Strong.  Her story will show you how appropriate her name truly is.

“Hi Jeremy! Hope you’re all having a great summer!

I have a special request tonight. A young, local woman, from Woodville, is currently fighting a hard battle. She battled breast cancer and just when she thought she won the battle, it came back with a vengeance, in her bones. She has three young children, who she calls her “monsters” and she had to tell them yesterday that her liver isn’t working anymore and there isn’t anything more the doctors can do. It’s heartbreaking and unimaginable. I know Laura and her family would love if the community could pray for comfort and peace during this most difficult time. Her name is Laura Strong. She’s on Facebook if you want to follow her posts.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this. I thought you would be the perfect person to spread the word for prayers.

Warmly,
Lisa”

Laura Strong posted the following yesterday:

“When medical treatment offers no answers. When Gerti is beyond repair. When I can see the rainbows all over my house, but can only feel pain.

In my opinion, that’s when it’s time to tell your littles what is going on. Tell them why everyone is crying and saying I love you.
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Posted in Cancer, Column, Facebook, Family, Feels, love, Marriage, Motherhood, News, Ohio, Parenting

Allegrini: My year long journey toward forgiveness

Written by: Scott Allegrini

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On a brutally cold February day; I was walking on the frozen lake at Olander Park. It was a surreal scene.  On every side there were ice huts, with people ice fishing.  I did not notice the cold because I was angry and hurt. That day it all surfaced, as I began yelling at the person on the other end of my phone.

How could my “friend” do this to me?

Most of the winter had been brutal, but this day I learned that the only thing more brutal than the weather was the attitude I displayed toward my friend on the phone. Read more ›

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Posted in Allegrini, Column, Family, Feels, Life, love, News, Ohio, Sylvania

UPDATE: Little boy, big heart

 

Jr. and his aunt Nikki

 

Jr. finishes 3rd

Jr. finished 3rd in the Pin cancer tournament! He also raised over $1000 for cancer research. Great job!  

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17 Years– The Price One Pays for being an A**hole

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

Baumhower family photo courtesy of the 1987 St. Clement's family directory.

Baumhower family photo courtesy of the 1987 St. Clement’s family directory.

I’m kind of excited, today.  My sister and her wife, are currently driving cross-country to come home.  Their three-day hike from Las Vegas to Toledo, is the first step in their August 1st arrival.

My younger children will finally have their Aunt(s) in their everyday lives.  If I were to copy & paste this week’s schedule, they’d turn around the truck, for sure. My oldest, MacKenzie,  gets Jessie back in her life, at an age when she is older then when my sister left. Read more ›

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Posted in #ToledoIsBeautiful, Baumhower, Family, Fatherhood, sobriety, Toledo

Toledo Firefighters’ Case Against Chief Santiago Part 3: Hits, Vendettas & Nails in Coffins

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

On Friday. June 5 2015– iHeartGlassCity sat down for a two-hour interview, with the President of Local 92, Jeff Romstadt. Read more ›

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Two Lives Changed from One Family’s Big Heart

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

The Kozys-- Dr. Bridget, Dr. Jackie, Dr. Paul and Marcia

The Kozys– Dr. Bridget, Dr. Jackie, Dr. Paul and Marcia

I am still recovering from something I witnessed and was able to be a small part of– that’s transpired over the last twenty-four hours.

Yesterday, I was asked to come to Kozy Dental, because they made a decision and picked iHeartGlassCity’s Mother’s Day Mouth Makeover winner.  They told me they had booked an appointment with the lucky mom under false pretenses, saying they needed further x-rays and another dental exam..

I brought a film crew, Cullen Park Productions– I wanted to capture the moment, where you see a life change and the heart of a family put on display.  A moment, like the one I have experienced. Read more ›

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Allegrini: Why the hell am I still here? #Toledo

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Written by: Scott Allegrini

Scott and his wife, Anna.  Photo taken at Olander park, in Sylvania, Ohio.

Scott and his wife, Anna. Photo taken at Olander park, in Sylvania, Ohio.

What the hell am I still doing in NW Ohio?  I used to ask myself that question a lot, I’ve lived elsewhere, but I always end up back in the 419.  It is not the water quality, as we learned last summer; it is not the low tax base, because well they’re not that low.  Toledo’s quality of the night life?  Meh, although it is getting better.  It must be the world class newspaper, right?  That’s laughable…”one of America’s great newpapers”, NOT.  Maybe the local politicians who have the vision and the courage to go against the current? Nope!  Ok, so really, what the hell am I still doing here?

My job, literally, allows me to go anywhere in the country, perhaps even the world, and yet here I am.  Why?  Well to be honest, the strongest reason is family.   My wife’s and my parents live here, my brother in law and sister in law live here, with their four boys.  So, it does make sense to stay near them, especially as our parents get older and will not be around forever.  But, then again, there is technology!  Skype, Face Time, etc.  which would allow me to be in daily contact with my family.  So still, that is not a good reason for me to still be here. So Why? Read more ›

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Toledo Firefighters’ Case Against Chief Santiago Part 2: Sick Time & “F–king Idiot”

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

On Friday. June 5 2015– iHeartGlassCity sat down for a two-hour interview, with the President of Local 92, Jeff Romstadt. Read more ›

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