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Ariel view of the Toledo Beach Marnia

Ariel View of Toledo Beach Marina

"We are going to be the premier facility on the Great Lakes," says Toledo Beach Marina operating manager Tim Tadson. The marina, which was purchased out of foreclosure in April of last year by the Sterling Group is, in the middle of a massive renovation project designed to reinvigorate the 50 year old club. The effort is being overseen by Semo Post and Pam Poirier, who also manage the Jefferson Beach Marina located on Lake St. Clair.

Boats docked at the Toledo Beach Marina

Boats docked at the Toledo Beach Marina

The redesign goes far deeper than just a few gallons of fresh paint. Among other improvements, the Toledo Beach Marina, has, in the span of a year: added new signs; new, high-speed fuel dispensers; rebuilt seawalls; constructed a brand new pavilion; repaired and upgraded hoists; completely renovated large and small bathhouses and erected a kayak and dingy launch facility that includes a wetlands observation deck. "We have a three to five year plan to upgrade the entire facility. We're really focusing on improving the aesthetics and making the changes necessary to improve customer satisfaction."

Charter fleet at the Toledo Beach Marina

Charter Fleet at the TBM

Additional upgrades and improvements are on the horizon. A 30 by 30 foot play area for children will be installed in this May. The marina owns 208 acres of land and is planning on building a nature trail around an eagle's nest, that resides on the premices. The marina is also invested in reclaiming it's beach. "Years ago we had a very nice beach. Over the years much of it was lost to the changing water depths. It still needs some work, but we have the opportunity to put a really nice, long beach in here," said Tadson.

Toledo Beach Marina's future plans also include a complete renovation of the front office's, customer lobby, a fitness center and adding a full five-star restaurant.


Sand bar at the Toledo Beach Marina

Sand Bar at the TBM

The new pavilion on the water front has an old time feel of the yester-years, bringing back the excitement the Old Toledo Beach once had. “We’ve ordered all new furniture and plan on running specials this summer.” Said Tadson.

Currently, the Sand Bar Grille restaurant is overseen by Chef Paul Grosz, who also operates a top rated Detroit restaurant, The Cuisine, which was the 2002 Free Press Restaurant of the Year.

Tim Tadson at the Toledo Beach Marina

Tim Tadson at the TBM


The Sterling Group, who owns both Toledo Beach Marina and Jefferson Beach Marina, was founded by Gary Torgow and is primarily a real estate investment company which has recently begun to diversify. As Tadson explains, "the Sterling Group is a wonderful company, they're out of Detroit and are committed to South Eastern Michigan and Monroe County. They see the marina as a good future investment and they're right. Toledo Beach Marina is one of the few deep water marina's on Lake Erie. We're centrally located, close to Toledo, Detroit and Put-In Bay. We can handle boats of any size, from a 14 foot in our Rack and Launch or a boat that needs 120 foot well or an 80 ton yacht. And we're going to offer all the amenities a boater could want."

“We're a family resort," said Tadson, "we want to have something for everyone."

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Measure seeks to increase youth job opportunities

A legislative measure aimed at bolstering youth employment numbers got a first hearing recently by members of the Ohio House of Representatives seated on the Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee.

Date Published: June 22, 2017

New IBAHRI report states nations are failing to protect people with albinism

In the last decade, across 28 countries in Africa, there have been more than 600 reported cases of killings or mutilations of persons with albinism - a rare, non-contagious, congenital condition characterised by a lack of pigmentation in any or all of the hair, skin and eyes. Under international law, countries have a legal obligation to protect persons with albinism from human rights violations, attacks and discrimination. A new report by the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) concludes that current approaches to albinism have fallen short of this obligation, and persons with albinism continue to be victims of human rights abuses.

Date Published: June 22, 2017

Toledo man indicted for selling six kilograms of heroin

A Toledo man was indicted for distributing six kilograms of heroin, said David A. Sierleja, Acting U.S. States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and DEA Special Agent in Charge Timothy J. Plancon.

Date Published: June 22, 2017

Financial advisor sentenced for $1.1 million fraud scheme

Mark F. Speakman, 60, of Grove City, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 60 months in prison for an investment fraud scheme that defrauded his clients out of more than $1.1 million.

Date Published: June 21, 2017

Ohio’s 529 plan ranks first in nation for 5-year performance

SavingForCollege.com, a trusted college-savings industry resource, recently released their nationwide 529 direct plan performances for the first quarter of 2017. CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 Plan has been ranked first overall in the nation at the five-year performance category; fourth overall in three-year performance; and third overall in 10-year performance.

Date Published: June 21, 2017

Push made to roll back Common Core

Ohio lawmakers seated on the House of Representative's Education and Career Readiness Committee got the proverbial earful from concerned citizens, policy makers and education professionals over the much maligned Common Core curriculum implemented in schools throughout the Buckeye State.

Date Published: June 21, 2017

Rockets to host volleyball camps from July 8-15

The University of Toledo is holding volleyball camps during the second week of July. The camps are designed for beginner- and advanced-level volleyball players and will cover all basic skills.

Date Published: June 21, 2017

Seniors can sell their life insurance policies

(BPT) If you're struggling to make ends meet in retirement, you're not alone. And when your income is limited and fixed, you do your best to cut out unnecessary expenses.

Date Published: June 21, 2017

Eight older Ohioans inducted into Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

The Ohio Department of Aging, the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging and members of the Ohio General Assembly honored eight accomplished older Ohioans with induction into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame during a special ceremony recently in Columbus.

Date Published: June 20, 2017

Nikola Arsic to join Rockets program in 2017

Head Coach Al Wermer announced that Nikola Arsic (Brus, Serbia) will join the Toledo men's tennis program at the start of the 2017-18 academic year.

Date Published: June 20, 2017

Ohio sees greater need for CASA volunteers in face of opioid epidemic

The tentacles of Ohio’s opioid epidemic stretch beyond those in the throes of addiction. Not only do the latest statistics show that Ohio leads the nation in opioid overdose deaths, but the Public Children Services Association of Ohio notes an 11 percent increase in children in protective custody between 2000 and 2016.

Date Published: June 20, 2017

Appraisal licensure sought for Ohio

A Cincinnati Republican lawmaker has a plan to conform with federal regulations implemented by the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, also known as Dodd-Frank, before time runs on the requirement for states to adopt uniform real estate appraisal rules.

Date Published: June 19, 2017

Ohio college savings plan marks milestone

Boasting more than 637,000 active accounts, CollegeAdvantage - Ohio's 529 college savings program - has exceeded more than $10.35 billion in assets under management, according to a recent press release announcing the development.

Date Published: June 19, 2017

Oil and gas lease did not terminate for unpaid royalties

A lease to drill for oil and gas in Washington County did not terminate when the energy companies failed to pay annual royalties it promised the landowners, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.