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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."

Mike Davisson, and Virginia A. Seitz

Township can contest use of spent lime to fill quarry in local court

An Ottawa County judge can consider some claims brought by a township against owners attempting to fill their rock quarry, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently. However, some of the township’s contentions must be addressed by a state environmental agency.

Date Published: October 17, 2017

UT’s Cody Thompson named semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy

Toledo senior wide receiver Cody Thompson (Huron, Ohio) was named a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy by the National Football Foundation today. The award has recognized the best football scholar-athlete in the nation every year since 1990.

Date Published: October 17, 2017

Battelle reveals new anti-drone device

Battelle introduced a new version of the DroneDefender device at the Air Force Association's Air, Space & Cyber Conference's Technology Symposium on recently.

Date Published: October 16, 2017

Seven indicted following drug trafficking investigation

(McConnelsville, OH) Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Morgan County Prosecutor Mark Howdyshell, Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks, and members of the Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force announced recently the indictments of seven individuals suspected of operating and/or participating in a large-scale drug trafficking organization with ties to Morgan, Washington, Muskingum, and Franklin counties.

Date Published: October 16, 2017

State must prove charter school building operators intended to profit from lease deals

The Ohio Supreme Court recently overturned denials of property tax exemptions sought by the building manager of two Horizon Science Academy charter schools in Columbus. The Court found that state taxing authorities used the wrong standard to conclude the corporation attempted to profit from leasing educational space.

Date Published: October 16, 2017

Toledo places fifth at Fighting Irish Classic

Senior Stephen Watts fired a season-low two-under par 68 on Monday to help Toledo to a fifth-place showing at Notre Dame's Fighting Irish Classic on Sunday, October 8. The Rockets finished with a team score of seven-over par 847 after carding a team score two-over par 282 today at the par-70, 6,925-yard Warren Golf Course.

Date Published: October 16, 2017

Nine arrested in undercover operation

(Youngstown) Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene announced recently that an undercover operation aimed at reducing demand for sex trafficking has led to the arrests of nine men, including one suspect who is accused of arranging a sexual encounter with a person he allegedly believed was a juvenile.

Date Published: October 13, 2017

Rockets pull out thrilling Homecoming victory, 20-15

Senior quarterback Logan Woodside threw for 289 yards and sophomore safety Kahlil Robinson intercepted two passes to lead Toledo to a hard-fought 20-15 victory over Eastern Michigan in UT's Homecoming game at the Glass Bowl on Saturday.

Date Published: October 13, 2017

Pro teams back fantasy sports bill

Ohio appears to be well on its way to joining 16 other states that have eased gambling laws to permit fantasy sports contests.