How Jason Craig Won the Lottery #SaveThePHCA

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

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PHCA Director of Operations Jason Craig (Photo Courtesy of WTOL)

According to the Perrysburg Heights Community Association’s website the following is what they do: “First, we are here for the kids. We are here to help them with homework after school, to provide a safe place for them to play, to provide them with healthy meals, books to read, friends to be with, and most of all, with responsible adults who they can look up to.”

I find the phrase “responsible adults” as loosely used as two words could ever be. Especially after everything that went down with this past weekend’s OG BBQ Fest.

About a month ago I heard of this tremendous concert that was coming to Perrysburg. The news stated it would feature three legendary hip hop performers– Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Naughty By Nature and Coolio. Being a teen during the early 90s and a fan of Yo! MTV Raps.. this festival seemed like an event I wanted to attend. I wanted to get down with OPP. Read more ›

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An Open Letter to the Elected Officials of Wood County and Perrysburg Township. #StopTheOGFest

To the Elected Officials of Wood County and Perrysburg Township,

As you are aware there is a concert scheduled for this Saturday at the Perrysburg Community Heights Building called the OG BBQ Fest. I am writing you in hopes that you consider revoking the permits of this specific event due to the egregious and fraudulent nature for which it has been promoted and currently being planned.

It’s my understanding that when Organizer Jason Craig presented this event to you during a trustee meeting for a liquor permit, he explained it was just an additional day of PHCA’s Annual Latino Festival, which would raise some additional revenue for the association and it’s community center building. There was no mention that he and a local promoter were planning and currently booking an all-day concert that would feature over 60 acts. Read more ›

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Here’s How to Get Your Refund for Perrysburg’s OG Festival

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

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After a day full of back and forth drama about this weekend’s OG BBQ Festival concert starring headlining musical acts Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Naughty By Nature, Coolio, J-Kwon, Bushwick Bill, Raine Wilder and many, many, many ,many more… there was a moment of clarity.   The Festival’s Organizer Jason Craig gave a teary-eyed interview to WTOL where he promised to refund the monies of any concertgoer who was upset over the rap acts that were never making an appearance,, even if it meant coming out of his own pocket. Read more ›

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Go to the OG Hip Hop BBQ Festival with Bone Thugs N Harmony, Naughty By Nature and Coolio

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower


For everyone who’s planning on attending the OG Hip Hop BBQ Festival this weekend, that was originally billed as having Bone Thugs N Harmony, Naughty By Nature and Coolio perform– Here are the very reasons why I would not be attending if I were you. Read more ›

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Dear Kid Rock, Please Grant Dan’s Birthday Wish #BawitaBirthday

Meet Dan McGurk.

Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 6.31.46 AMDan is a Toledoan, who was born with Down Syndrome.  Dan will turn 30 years-old on October 27th and he wants to celebrate his special day with his favorite person, Mr. Kid Rock. Read more ›

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The #GlassChallenge

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

Following the success and social media domination of the ALS #BucketChallenge which has raised amazing awareness to Lou Gehrig’s Disease..

I would like to propose a New Challenge for Toledoans and residents of Northwest Ohio:

Photo Courtesy of the Toledo Blade

Photo Courtesy of the Toledo Blade

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Baumhower: Selfish vs Exhausted


Written By: Jeremy Baumhower

I will admit that hearing, seeing, and reading the word “suicide” as many times as I have this week, has put me in a funk.

It’s depressing to hear about depression and suicide with the frequency of conversations this week. The worst part is the amount of news stories doesn’t seem to be fading away, even  three days after the fact.   The last time the nation mourned as a whole, may have been with the death of Princess Di.  That time we could blame the paparazzi.  This time we can only blame depression. Read more ›

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Toledo Serves as Backdrop for Princess Music Video #ToledoIsBeautiful


So Proud that this video came from a family of one Sylvania Community Arts Commission’s Shorties U students.

Awesome job Meghan and to her family!

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