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    Adam Brenneman Construction worker James Smeltzer, left, helps build a wall for a single family home on McCord Rd. in Sylvania at the Woodland Hills development.

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    Butler & Butler, Inc. employee Nicholus Williams installs drywall inside of a single family home on McCord Rd. in Sylvania.

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    Duplexes in construction at the Woodland Hills development in Sylvania.

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Adam Brenneman Construction worker James Smeltzer, left, helps build a wall for a single family home on McCord Rd. in Sylvania at the Woodland Hills development.

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Construction is under way for the Woodland Hills development on McCord Road across from McCord Junior High School in Sylvania.  Left, Nicholus Williams of Butler & Butler Inc.  installs drywall as, above, James Smeltzer, left, of Adam Brenneman Construction  helps build a wall. The subdivision is to have single-family homes as well as duplexes geared toward residents age 55 and older. The site is about 7.5 acres. 


■ First Defiance Financial Corp., which owns First Federal Bank of the Midwest, has appointed Terri Bettinger, TK Herman, and Mark Robison to the company’s board of directors. Ms. Bettinger has been chief information officer at Franklin County Data Center in Columbus. Mr. Herman is co-founder and president of Aptera of Fort Wayne. Mr. Robison is chairman and president of Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co. of Fort Wayne.

■ A heavy-duty wide commercial tire, Roadmaster RM332 WB, by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. of Findlay was named as one of the Top 100 New Products of 2017 by Construction Equipment magazine.

Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs each week. Send announcements by email to or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Achievements” in the message field.


■ The Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce will have Mayor Lori Brodie provide a State of the City address at its monthly lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fallen Timbers Fairways, 7711 Timbers Blvd., Waterville. Registration required in advance by contacting the chamber at 419-878-5188 or at

■ The Great Eastern Toastmasters Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital in Oregon in the meeting rooms near the cafeteria. Open to the public and free. For information, go online to or call 419-698-3733.

Notice of business meetings must be received by The Blade 10 days before the event. Send items by email to or fax them to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Calendar” in the message field.


Listings include organizations, headquarters, and number of attendees expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:

Friday-Sunday — Forty Frame Game Bowling Tournament, various properties, 200, regional.

Saturday-Sunday — Ohio Grapplers Wrestling — Ohio Novice State Tournament, various properties/​SeaGate Convention Centre, 1,000, state.


■ Radio Hospital Verizon Wireless has a ribbon-cutting ceremony on its new store at 1216 N. Main St., Suite 105, Bowling Green, at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Business Transitions, which include business moves and openings, should be sent by email to or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Transitions” in the message field.



The following U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Lenawee, and Monroe counties and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office during December, 2017. For more information call the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Business Technology Department at 419-259-5209. The library offers Ask An Attorney, a program about patent/​copyright/​trademarks in which entrepreneurs and inventors can sit down with an intellectual property attorney during the first first Thursday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Main Branch Library, 325 N. Michigan St.

#9,834,168: Side airbag including forward-facing vent. Assigned to: Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich. Zhibing Deng, Northville, Mich.; Deepak Patel, Canton, Mich.; Eric D. Veggian, Superior Township, Michigan, and Sean B. West, Monroe.

#9,834,359: Vacuum base for container. Assigned to: Amcor Ltd., Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia. Peter A. Bates, Sylvania, and Richard J. Steih, Jackson, Mich.

#9,834,466: Bottle neck with internal embossments and method manufacture. Assigned to: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg. Michael J. Lonsway, Toledo, and Bruce A. Becker and Vincent J. Bailey, Perrysburg.

#9,834,935: Granule-coated waterproof roofing membrane. Assigned to: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital LLC, Toledo. James E. Loftus, Newark, Ohio, and Jay D. Wagner, Holland, Ohio.

#9,834,952: Awning assembly. Assigned to: Dometic Sweden AB, Solna, Sweden. Clayton Hendry Meyers, Middlebury, Ind., and Kyle Patrick Albertson, Maumee. 


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