#FightingDancer Update: Send Love and Support to Valory Newton

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

Valory Newton hours after surgery. (Photo Courtesy of Dyana Newton's Facebook)

Valory Newton hours after surgery. (Photo Courtesy of Dyana Newton’s Facebook)

Yesterday, 9 year-old Valory Newton, underwent life-changing surgery.  She is doing well, the procedure went “text book”.  She now has a “nubby” after the amputation of her lower left leg.

Valory requested Mac and Cheese and to see her new ‘nubby’.  Her spirits are high, as always.

Now for the part where we can do something special.

Did you know that Nationwide Children’s Hospital, allows you to create a card, online — where they print it off and deliver it to the room… for FREE? Read more ›

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West Toledo Vietnam Veteran needs your help.

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

Photo Courtesy of 13 ABC.

A Toledo man, and his family, need your help.

Last month, Larry Wnorowski, who is a wheelchair-bound and paralyzed Vietnam Veteran, was viciously attacked by dogs during a trip to the store. The incident happened 10 feet from his front door, after his neighbor’s dogs got loose. Larry received bites on his stomach, arm, leg and fingers.. leaving his only functional hand in jeopardy. Read more ›

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The 2015 Shorties: The Videos

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

Scene from An Elevated Emergency.  Picture taken at the 2015 Shorties, inside Sylvania's Historic Train Barn

Scene from An Elevated Emergency. Picture taken at the 2015 Shorties, inside Sylvania’s Historic Train Barn

On Sunday, April 19th, The Sylvania Community Arts Commission held the 2015 Shorties.  The Shorties are a Film Competition for children, between K through 8th Grade.  This unique celebration was the third and final day of the Tree City Film Festival.

I am proud to be on the TCFF committee and the Chairperson for The Shorties.  2015 was the third year for the Tree City Film Festival and was the biggest.   It was held in the Sylvania’s Historic Village, inside the Train Barn.

It is NW Ohio’s Premiere Film Festival.

I wanted to share with you the submissions from our future filmmakers.  From Elmore, Whiteford, Waterville, Toledo, Sylvania and others– the love of making movies crosses all zipcodes in Northwest Ohio.

As a parent of four athletic children;, we have baseball, soccer, basketball, travel teams and tournaments. There are even travel dance teams now… but nothing for the creative ones. No competitions, nor celebrations for those who dare to dream..

It those creative people, that are changing the world.   The Shorties isn’t just about making movies, it’s about supporting those that dare to see the world differently.   Giving our children a moment of encouragement to dream.   Read more ›

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Attention Parents of High School-aged Children: I wanted to tell you about a local business, while saving you some bucks for Prom. Read more ›

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85 Pitches: A Father’s Dream Realized

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

6 years-old Brady, playing a game of Tee Ball

6 years-old Brady, playing a game of Tee Ball

My son has always been a professional baseball player.  I mean, he’s always played for money and compensation, since he was 4 years-old.

Flashback: 11 years ago.

The rules for our front-yard game of catch, were pretty simple; Every time my son would successfully throw the baseball to my mitt, he would win a $1, and every time he caught the ball, he would earn another.

The first couple of outings, Brady, would make between $5 and $10.  We would end the evening session with tense negotiations, with management successfully able to negotiate the sum down, for either ice cream or candy. Over the following weeks and months, our game of catch would continue. The amount of funds my son’s arm would generate, steeply inclined upwards of $100-a-night; but since our last name isn’t Rockefeller, and he was only 4 years-old (without an agent), I was always able to escape with buying baseball cards and or M & M’s.

He would eventually get paid 50 cents for first-pitch strikes and a dollar per strike out.  Brady was in a hitting slump and his mom jokingly promised him a PS3 if he hit a triple or home run.  Her 11 year-old son, hit the first pitch of his first at-bat and the ball sailed over 300 feet.  Brady stopped on third base, looked at me, and grinned.  Brady had a new PS3 the following week– his mom honored her word.  Read more ›

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Reel Ohio is accepting film submissions of all genres to screen at “Artomatic419 Cinematheque” presented by The Arts Commission.

The call is open to all filmmakers. This is a fun opportunity to screen your work and be a part of the largest non-juried multi-media art show in Northwest Ohio.

Please submit your work by April 5th, 2015
via Google Drive to ReelOhio@gmail.com
Along with the following: a photo or film still, your name, hometown, a website or social media handle, and a 2 sentence description of the film!

Please join us and experience the arts!
April 11, 16, 18, 19, 25, 2015
One Lake Erie Center (600 Jefferson, Toledo, OH)
For event information – http://theartscommission.org/programs/artomatic

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BEWARE: OG Hip Hop Promoter’s Baby Mama Selling Cheap NBA Tickets


Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

BEWARE:  The people behind the Coolio, Naughty By Nature and Bone Thug N Harmony concert are back at it, this time they have cheap NBA tickets.
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Learning to Smile;

Dr. Kozy and I, minutes after the procedure.  My body full of Valium and a mouth filled with a brighter future.

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower


I never knew how much stress I was carrying, with my smile. An incident happened during a basketball game, when I was 12 years-old–  my face ate the wood floors at the Catholic Club. The contact instantly broke my front tooth in half, had the the exposed nerve hanging and I still finished the game.

This the only story in my repertoire, that shows any toughness on my part. Read more ›

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