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StarKist Tuna Lawsuit

StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in WaterIf you purchased one or more of the StarKist Products from February 19, 2009 through October 31, 2014, there is a website that informs you of a proposed Class-Action Settlement that you may benefit from. www.tunalawsuit.com The settlement provides that StarKist will pay $8 million in cash and $4 million in vouchers redeemable for StarKist tuna products. You may submit a claim for either: a cash payment of $25, or $50 in product vouchers redeemable for StarKist tuna products. Why not take the $50 in product vouchers and donate them to the Cherry Street Ministries? Just think what a hundred - or a thousand - Metro Toledo folks could do. Think about it. I filed my claim in less than a minute.

BG Falcons and UT Rockets: Metro Toledo NCAA Football Upset Weekend

UT Rockets, BGSU Falcons Shock Big Ten, SEC

NCAA College football in Metro Toledo rocks! When the 2015 NCAA Football season kicked off last weekend, the Bowling Green Falcons went on the road and gave SEC powerhouse Tennessee all they could handle. BGSU eventually fell to the Mountaineers by a score of 59 -30, a final score that doesn't reflect how close the game was for the first three-plus quarters. The Falcons are good. Their schedule is brutal. BG was back on the road for a game two matchup with Maryland. The Terrapins are now a Big Ten school. And Mid American Conference Bowling Green beat them like dirty rug. Final score: BGSU 48 Maryland 27. The Falcons next game is September 19 home at Doyt L. Perry Stadium, against the Memphis Tigers. Meanwhile, the University of Toledo Rockets first scheduled game, never happened. The Rockets home opener against Stony Brook was delayed by weather, until ultimately being suspended and ruled no-contest. Game number two on UT's 2015 schedule was on the road, at Southeast Conference powerhouse Arkansas. The Razorbacks were rated in the top 20 nationally. Arkansas was a prohibitive favorite to spank the Rockets. Final score: UT 16 Arkansas 12. The UT Rockets return to the Glassbowl for a September 19 matchup with the Iowa State Cyclones. Fill up those stadiums folks. College football in Metro Toledo rocks.

Summer's Over: Bring on the Fall

The official first day of autumn in Metro Toledo came this weekend. The end of summer is sad for some. Those of us who don't look forward to the cold winter months seem to make the signal end of summertime more than it is. We tend to skip the whole fall season. Bif mistake. Fall is cool, not cold, and the changing colors of the trees, the respite from, what this past summer was a string of brutally hot days, the start of highschool and college football and trips to the corn maze are just a few of the things I look forward to this time of year.

Navy Week, pictured above, was a terrific chance to get out and see downtown Toledo and the Maumee riverfront. The crowds were terrific. It was one of the best things I've seen downtown in years. Seeing those crowds in and around International Park, right across Cherry Street from the still vacant Marina District, made me want to scream for the folks involved over there to get off their asses and get something going.

Summer 2012 was great. Fall will be too. Enjoy.

Metro Toledo supports Susan G Komen Foundation

Metro Toledo has had a rough time of it, economically for the last few years. It's been tough for individuals and businesses. But we find ways to help. I got a press release a few days ago from my friends, the Pontius family, at Toledo Auto Care.

They are getting ready for one of their many company fund raisers for local charities and I wanted to pass it on to the community here at My Metro Toledo. If you can help, please do so.

ToledoAuto Care

4544 Monroe Street   *    Toledo, Ohio  43613



FORIMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                    September 14, 2012


CONTACT:     GaryPontious

                                                                        (419) 479-7350          



Toledo Auto Care Celebrates Komen Foundation on 10/10


Toledo, Ohio.  GaryPontious, Jr., owner of Toledo Auto Care (TAC), announces its upcomingfundraiser forthe NorthwestOhio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.  “Weare known for treating our customers well and are pleased to be a caring partof the community.  ‘Auto repair by people who care’ is not justour slogan, it’s how we run our business,” Pontious said.  “On10/10 (Wednesday, October 10), we will donate 10% of our sales to the localSusan G. Komen organization.”;


TAC supports Breast Cancer awareness withone or two drives each year, and collects Toys for Tots every December andTools for Schools for Springfield Schools every fall.  TAC contributesnumerous gift certificates to fundraisers for schools, churches and charities. It has held several food-collection drives for Salvation Army and has sponsoredsoftball and volleyball teams. 


Mary J. Westphal, ExecutiveDirector of Komen Northwest Ohio, comments that“The Komen Northwest Ohio Affiliatevalues our friends at Toledo Auto Care.  This event will help raise fundsthat directly impact local women who are uninsured and at risk for breastcancer.  The funds will support mammograms and educational outreach. Please join us at Toledo Auto Care on October 10th, and save livesin the fight against breast cancer.”  The first Susan G. KomenRace for the Cure in our area was held in 1994, andthe Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure wasfounded in 1999.  


Toledo Auto Care originated as ToledoRadiator in downtown Toledo in 1917 and moved toits current location in West Toledo in1969.  The Pontious family purchased it in 1985 and changed the name toToledo Auto Care in 1990.  It is Toledo’soldest independent auto repair shop and is proud of its A+ rating from BetterBusiness Bureau.  TAC is located on the north side of Monroe Street, just east of Secor, and is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.




Digital photos of the TACshop and the TAC team are available upon request to ellen@critchleycreative.com


Releasesent by

Ellen Critchley Pittman, president & creative director

Critchley CreativeLLC



cell  419.356.6162

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