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Toledo Legal News - News The New Toledo Beach is Open


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

Opioid dependence continues to fall in Ohio's work comp system

The number of opioid-dependent injured workers in the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation system fell 19 percent in 2017, the sixth consecutive year the numbers have fallen under BWC's efforts to reduce opioid use and build a model pharmacy program.

Date Published: March 16, 2018

Rockets fall to Buffalo, 76-66, in MAC Championship Game

A valiant effort by a gritty Toledo team came up short as the Rockets fell to Buffalo, 76-66, in the championship game of the Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Tournament action at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Saturday, March 10.

Date Published: March 16, 2018

School walkouts in the wake of 'Parkland' — protected by the First Amendment or not?

The national walkouts that students are currently organizing to call for new gun control legislation are commendable examples of "Generation Z" exercising its First Amendment freedoms. Unfortunately, students, teachers and other staff are likely to run up against legal limits around free speech and protest on school grounds.

Date Published: March 16, 2018

New projects expected to create more than $41 million in investments

Recently Governor John R. Kasich announced the approval of assistance for 4 projects set to create 475 new jobs and retain 1,405 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $24 million in new payroll, and spur more than $41 million in investments across Ohio.

Date Published: March 15, 2018

Toledo to face Wright State in first round of Postseason WNIT on Friday

Toledo (17-14) will entertain Horizon League member Wright State (23-10) in a first-round match-up in the 2018 Postseason Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) on Friday, March 16 in Savage Arena. Tip-off time between the Rockets and Raiders will be 7:00 p.m.

Date Published: March 15, 2018

Secretary Husted announces certified statewide candidates

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted recently announced the complete list of candidates who have qualified to run for statewide offices following the review and verification of signatures by county boards of elections.

Date Published: March 14, 2018

The changing landscape of lung cancer treatment

(BPT) At age 64, Bob Carlson was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer, and he felt the diagnosis was like "an expiration date being stamped on his life, like a milk carton," and the time he had left "wasn't nearly enough." Bob, his wife, Julia, and doctors chose chemotherapy to combat his illness-but according to Bob, his quality of life after taking the treatments was non-existent.

Date Published: March 14, 2018

Toledo adds 10 new signees to MAC’s No. 1 recruiting class

University of Toledo Head Coach Jason Candle announced that the Rockets have added 10 student-athletes to their 2018 football recruiting class. The signees join 18 players who inked with UT in December during the early signing-period for a total of 28 newcomers.

Date Published: March 14, 2018

Bill would let residents request street signs

A Columbus lawmaker duo believes local residents know best when it comes to speed limits on neighborhood streets and where a stop sign might make a busy intersection safer.

Date Published: March 13, 2018

Court upholds state law changing municipal tax system

Judge David Cain, Franklin County Common Pleas Court, recently denied a challenge by more than 160 municipalities to a state law creating a new option for Ohio businesses subject to the municipal net profit tax. Judge Cain’s ruling both denied a request for a preliminary injunction to block the law and granted final judgement in favor of the State of Ohio.