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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

Exceptional walleye hatch recorded for Lake Erie’s central basin

Preliminary results from the fall trawl survey in Ohio’s portion of the central basin of Lake Erie show an exceptional hatch of walleye and an average hatch of yellow perch, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Date Published: January 16, 2019

Husband and wife convicted of health care fraud

A jury convicted a Hilliard couple of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and health care fraud yesterday evening following a two-week trial before U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley.

Date Published: January 16, 2019

Late spurt propels Rockets to 85-77 win at Western Michigan

Toledo utilized a 12-2 run down the stretch on Saturday afternoon to pull out an 85-77 victory at Western Michigan (6-10, 0-3 MAC). The win gave the Rockets (13-3, 1-2 MAC) their first Mid-American Conference triumph of the season as well as their second win in a row in University Arena.

Date Published: January 16, 2019

Federal report: State homeless rate up in '18

Ohio's homeless rate ticked upward slightly in 2018, representing the first increase in many years, according to an annual report issued late last month by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Date Published: January 15, 2019

Women’s Track & Field earns 3.366 team GPA for fall semester

The University of Toledo women's track & field team earned a combined 3.366 grade point average in the fall semester. Ten Rockets made the Dean's List with GPAs of 3.5 or higher, with one making the President's List with a perfect 4.0.

Date Published: January 15, 2019

Bob Evans survey: Millennials changing holiday meal traditions

A study by Ohio original brand Bob Evans found that millennials who host holiday dinners are redefining the traditional role with a greater focus on spending time with family and friends and a shared-cooking, time-saving approach.

Date Published: January 14, 2019

High-end belt buckles can cost thousands of dollars

(Florida) Whether gemstone-encrusted or fashioned from a precious metal, high-end belt buckles hold a special place in the hearts of their creators and the collectors who buy and wear them.

Date Published: January 14, 2019

Rockets close fall '18 semester with 3.63 GPA

The Toledo women's swimming and diving team saw improvement in the pool and in the classroom during the fall 2018 semester. The Rockets ended the semester with a 3.638 team grade point average, the second-highest of all UT athletic programs, while seven student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0.

Date Published: January 14, 2019

DNA results confirm identity of remains; authorities seek tips on three missing women

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Moraine Police Chief Craig Richardson, and Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw announced recently that DNA analysis conducted by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) has confirmed that remains found in Moraine in September are those of a Middletown woman who disappeared in 2017.

Date Published: January 11, 2019

Ohio Board of Professional Conduct elects leadership for 2019

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct recently announced the election of Judge John W. Wise as chairman and attorney Patricia A. Wise as vice-chair. Judge Wise and Ms. Wise begin their respective positions on Jan. 1, 2019.

Date Published: January 11, 2019

Rockets fall at No. 19 Buffalo

Toledo ran into a hot-shooting Buffalo squad on Tuesday night and suffered a 110-80 setback to the No. 19 Bulls (14-1, 2-0 MAC) in Alumni Arena.