Volume 20, No.18 “And Ye Shall Know The Truth...” August 17, 2011
In This Issue
Andrea R. Price
Page 2 CEO/President of Mercy
Andrea R. Price
Solar Car at Owens
Social Security Q & A
Obama Birthday Party
Minister on Jay Z/Kwame
Scott High School Reunion
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Matters August 17
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“She came over and cooked, and my Lord. I knew then
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on one knee because that macaroni was amazing,” he
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“But what does she ask you for all the time though,” Marcus reminds?
“She says you’re going to make me some macaroni & cheese,” laughs Shalonda. August 21
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“Yeah. I was the macaroni & cheese girl for minute, but a great thing about our marriage Ministry
is that we get along, even from the beginning, with each other’s parents,” says Shalonda.
Marcus, a musician, first saw Shalonda at a worship service and was instantly smitten. August 26
“However, when I noticed that she didn’t pay me any attention,” he points out, “I went
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“Word for word,” admits Shalonda.
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married about a year after that on April 17, 2004.”
While God and church have been a constant in their lives, so has challenge. September 10
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going to love me anymore. But Marcus allowed me to see that you can still discipline and
if anything the children will love you even more.”
Reflecting further, Shalonda adds, “So it definitely was not easy in the beginning. No September 16
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As to what sustained and enabled her to keep on going without throwing in the towel,
Shalonda credits her faith in God.
“Those were the hard times. It’s great when everybody’s out there praying with and
encouraging me. That’s fine. But when everybody leaves and it was just me and Marcus
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just starting out, Shalonda speaks for the couple:
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to communicate. Communication is big because the sex opportunity is not going to always Keon Pearson Reporter
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Obama’s Secret Fear….
By Lafe Tolliver, Esq.
folk) about his most hidden market place and unknow- am getting goose bumps! The werewolf had a secret so successfully hides under
and secret fear. ingly tip their hat to this kindly Well, when this certain fear and that was a full moon. layers of educational propri-
It is just that a few others gentleman and they would event was about to happen, He was powerless to stop his ety and layered cultural ad-
and I are willing to spill the go on with their business of Lon Chaney Jr., would run transformation from a man to aptations, if exposed, would
beans and openly talk about buying fresh turnips and snap out into the woods and try to a monster capable of inflict- permanently label and possi-
his secret fear…the fear that peas. fight the raging impulses ing mind-boggling terror on bly scar Obama for life.
practically immobilizes him But when a certain event pulsating in his bosom that the local innocents. That fear, if left unchecked,
whenever he sees circum- occurred, the local townies were changing him into the That’s right. If a full moon would be used against him
stances rising up that could knew that when this hap- werewolf! was predicted, ol’ Lon by the Republican Jihadist
cause this fear to be released. pened, they would stay Oh sure. The werewolf Chaney Jr. would earn his Tea Partiers in his bid for re-
You know, it is like the locked indoors with the would try to fight it and he pay and he would, before your election.
Werewolf movies in the 60’s candles out and would not would run somewhere so that very eyes, imperceptibly Has Obama been given a
and 70’s. Lon Chaney Jr., make any noise because. he would not be found and change into the werewolf. “full moon” by the Republi-
would tramp around defense- Because they knew that thus not cause anyone any Now back to Obama. cans so as to bait him to be-
less villages and scare the someone who previously harm, but that would not work. Obama has a secret fear. A come that werewolf? Yes.
I know what you are think- heebee jeebies out of the walked their streets would It was out of his control fear that would shame him Have the Tea Party ras-
ing. What would I know about townsfolk. turn into a hideous and that he would be transformed were it to be exposed and if he cals and Fox News and Rush
President Obama’s most se- And you know what? ghastly monster…a werewolf into a hideous monster that were to be changed into that Limbaugh and Glenn Beck
cret fear. Yeah, believe it or They were not scared of him with an insatiable appetite for would venture out from his which would be contra to his and Sarah Palin and Donald
not, Obama told me and mil- on a normal 9-5 work day. blood and mayhem. lair or a barn or a basement current persona. Trump tried to get Obama to
lions of others (mainly…“us” They would see him in the Even writing about this, I and torment the local townies. That fear, which Obama (Continued on Page 12)
Juanita Savage Person: June 4, 1954 – August 5, 2011
Ed. Note: On August 4, 2001, Juanita Savage Person returned to work after a stay in
Hospice. She was greeted in her office by a number of staff, board members and local officials.
Picture here with Person are State Sen. Edna Brown, Former Mayor Carty Finkbeiner and
Councilwoman Paula Hicks Hudson. Person passed away the following day.
uanita Savage Person Juanita became Executive ship. Juanita was ordained
was born on June 4, Director in 1994. and Elder of the church by
1954 to Rev. Harvey During her tenure she and Bishop Jerry Williams.
and Martha Savage who pre- the Kitchen have received She leaves to cherish her
ceded her in departing this many awards for the work they memory, her husband, Pastor
earthly body. Also, preced- have done in the community. Ronald Person, daughters,
ing her in death, sister Ethel, Juanita walked in her father’s Nakika (Anthony) Smith,
brothers Herbert and James footsteps and spent her own Angel Person, Ashantis Per-
Savage. money to help furnish apart- son-Riley, grandchildren,
She confessed Christ at ments for single young Nikeya, Anthony, Asaya,
an early age at Calvary Bap- women. Under her leadership Corey, Chiante, TaRon and
tist Church under the Pastor- the Kitchen has fed thou- A’Shawn, brothers, Harvey
ate of Rev J. A. Dotson. When sands of people and fur- (Giselle), Lewis (Norma), Rob-
Rev. Harvey Savage orga- nished thousands of food ert, Raymond and John, sis-
nized the Lo Salem Baptist baskets. She always fur- ters, Irene Campbell,
Church in 1964 helped in his nished book bags and school Henrietta (Carl) Armstrong,
ministry. supplies to needy children. Rosalyn (Leroy) Kirk of
Juanita was a product of Juanita was a participant in Ponchatoula , La., Cheryl ,
Toledo public schools gradu- many community organiza- Judy and Robin Savage, a
ating from Scott High School. tions. She is known for love host of nieces and nephews.
In 1969 the MLK Kitchen she has shown many. Special cousin Mary
for the Poor was organized In 1982 she married Elder Robinson, aunts and uncles.
under the leadership of Rev. Ronald Person. At this time Special friends, Jackie Ellis,
H. V. Savage. As a teenager they were members of Lo Lisa Schroeder and Pastor
Juanita started working with Salem Baptist Church. They Coretha Williams, members
her father at the Kitchen. She established a drug outreach of the Toledo Seagate Food
became his assistant in the ministry which they ran for a Bank.
early seventies and learned number of years. In 1996 they Special thanks to Hospice
the ins and outs of running a organized their own church, of Northwest Ohio and all
non-profit organization. New Birth Christian Fellow- who assisted.
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Andrea Price: Mercy CEO Prepares for Transformation of
Delivery of Health Care
By Fletcher Word
Sojourner’s Truth Editor
Andrea Price, president the roles of the board of Act, the best way, as Price
and chief executive officer directors and the role of sees it, is to structure a
for Mercy in Toledo, a the system’s physicians. health care system that
seven-hospital health sys- Such redefinition means deals with patients in a
tem in northwest Ohio with bringing everyone together holistic manner.
more than 7,200 employ- in shaping the way Mercy The health care bill will
ees, 1,350 medical staff moves into the future, es- bring in a lot of additional
members and net revenues pecially the physicians who patients, an outcome Price
of nearly $900 million, just have always had a clearly calls “very positive.”
completed her first year as stated tasks that, as Price Now, health care pro-
CEO – a year defined by notes, need to be blended viders such as Mercy must
the challenges the health into the system’s overall come to grips, she says,
care system in general will mission and strategic plan. with the essential question
be facing in the upcoming “Traditionally, physi- of “how we care for the
“We have to see what we can do to improve
health in the general population.”
years. cians are the only ones population versus how we
“My focus during this who can admit or discharge care for diseases.”
first year was getting a patients,” she explain. And In the past, “if you had a
better understanding of as Mercy marches forth problem, we treated you
how everything works to- into the future and attempts based upon that episode.
gether,” she says noting to both get control of spi- “Now, we have to look
that her attention has been raling health care costs and at the total patient … how
particularly devoted to such work with the requirements is she eating, for example,”
issues as developing a stra- of the new Affordable Price says. “We have to
tegic plan and redefining Health Care for America see what we can do to
improve health in the gen- try of Jesus by improving mine don’t get stolen from
eral population.” the health of our commu- me,” she says with a
To that end, the Mercy nities, with an emphasis on chuckle before adding, in a
plan is to pull its team to- the poor and underserved.” much more serious vein,
gether to help its patients To ensure that execu- that Mercy needs to en-
“maintain a healthy tives stay on course, a nun, sure that professional man-
lifestyle.” And over the Sister Dorothy, senior vice agement and growth are
next several months, Price president of Mission and opportunities presented to
and her colleagues will be Values Integration, is part its team members.
setting their sights on tak- of that executive team. Price arrived at Mercy
ing a close look at “what Price and her team are in the fall of 2009 as chief
the hospital/physician re- evaluated, at least in part, operating officer and was
lationship should look like” on how successful they promoted into the top local
in order to ensure that phy- are in reaching out to the job in August 2010. Previ-
sicians are part of the bud- poor and under-served. ously, she was the execu-
geting and capital planning So part of the short - tive vice president and chief
process and to also ensure term approach is to bring operating officer for Spar-
that the Mercy services everyone to the table to row Health System in Lan-
lines – heart and vascular, discuss budgets, capital sing, MI. She has also
oncology, orthopedic, planning, and so forth. served in senior executive
trauma, for example – are In the long-term, the roles at Hurley Medical
consistent with the Mercy challenges are much more Center in Flint, MI and
mission. varied. Children’s National Medi-
Mercy is unlike most As Price sees it, she cal Center in Washington,
other health care systems, and her team have to con- D.C. She has more than
Price takes pains to point tinue looking at the totality 25 years of health care
out. In most health care of the health care bill and experience.
systems, there is a certain evaluate what changes are Price earned her under-
amount of lip service paid presented. graduate degree in psy-
to the concept of commu- Secondly, they have to chology from the Univer-
nity involvement and the determine how to best care sity of Michigan and a
need to provide care to for their own employees master’s degree in health
those in the community and how to take care of administration from Tulane
who can least afford such those health care needs. University School of Pub-
assistance. Third, the hospital sys- lic Health and Tropical
At Mercy, whose par- tem has to focus on com- Medicine.
ent company is Catholic munity needs, as mentioned She and her husband,
Health Partners, the mis- earlier. Dr. Edward Johnson, have
sion is clearly summed up And, fourth, there is a four children.
in one sentence - “Mercy little matter of talent man-
extends the healing minis- agement - “making sure
August 17, 2011 The Sojourner’s Truth Page 5
Hair: Black Folks’ Struggle to Love Their Hair, Part 1
By Brittany Jones
Sojourner’s Truth Reporter
does have its rebellious breakdown, one must know and lackluster).
stages, but what hair is al- that all hair is made up of the · Cortex: This is the middle
ways on it best behavior? same major components: layer. The tightly coiled bands
Unfortunately, because of its Cuticle, cortex, melanin, fol- of cells determine the elastic-
natural state (curly, kinky licle and sebaceous/ ity and strength of the strand.
or…“nappy”) many black sudoniferous glands. 1 Dyes and chemicals (relax-
women do not share the same · Cuticle: This is the outer ers) can easily alter them. This
love towards their hair. Do layer of the hair. When is also where a person’s hair
the stigmas of being both viewed under a powerful mi- color is located.
black and a woman hold some croscope, it is made up of a · Melanin: Located within
leverage as to how they style layer of scales. These scales the cortex, this provides the
or feel about that “crown of intertwine with the cells of material that gives the color
glory” on their heads? the inner root sheath that of the hair. The more melanin,
This sparked the investi- fastens it to the follicle. Basi- the darker the hair. It is also
gator within me to find out cally, it locks your hair in located in the skin.
what makes our hair— place on your scalp. It is · Follicle: This is like the
whether black or bi-racial— somewhat thin and colorless, construction site of where the
unlike that of any other but the differences in the hair is built and grows. It holds
ethnicity in the world, or in cuticle change the appear- many elements essential for
other words “stand out” ance of a person’s hair hair and is extremely sensi-
more. (smooth and shiny or rough (Continued on Page 6)
This six-part series is
meant to tackle these ques-
tions and more about the ups
and downs, textures and
styles, self-esteem and ev-
Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, has been branded as the least higher BMI (Body Mass In- erything in between as we
hair, hairFlow it, show itLong attractive of all the races. dex) and even a small thing enter the complex, but fasci-
as God can grow itMy hairI Kanazawa declared that it like the nature of our hair nating world of “The Black
want it long, straight, curly, was because of the higher compared to other races. Woman’s Hair.”
fuzzySnaggy, shaggy, ratty, testosterone in the black How could this be? Black No Your Hair is Not
mattyOily, greasy, woman that cuts points to hair is beautiful, diverse, one Nappy, Just Extremely Curly:
fleecyShining, gleaming, her attractiveness. Other as- of a kind, versatile—the list The Structure of Black Hair
streamingFlaxen, pects played into this like can go on. Yes, black hair First things first, in order
waxenKnotted, polka- to understand a topic in depth,
dottedTwisted, beaded, one has to tackle the basics,
braidedPowdered, flowered, or in this case, the makeup of
and confettiedBangled, black hair itself.
tangled, spangled, and Before diving into the
- Hair, The Broadway mu-
sical, Gerome Ragni and
Ugly, undesirable, least
A recent study done in
May of this year by Psychol-
ogy Today blogger Satoshi
Kanazawa caused much pan-
demonium, especially within
the African-American com-
munity. According to “re-
sults” of this research, the
Megan Yasu Davis
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Hair: Part 1
By Brittany Jones
Sojourner’s Truth Reporter
tive to a person’s nutrition and scalp. The sweat glands is fragile despite its coarse My Kinky Hair and Me— scious and sometimes even American society is a melt-
habits. Healthy habits pro- are powerhouses that pump and thick appearance. The A Woman’s Fight to Love Her reluctant about our different ing pot. That is what makes it
mote healthy hair, which in out salt, bacteria and acids wavy or coiled pattern of our Hair Relaxed, natural, wavy, texture can affect self-esteem. so appealing and welcoming.
turn, influences the look of onto the skin. Lack of wash- hair makes it more prone to curly, kinky, weave, wigs, lace It also does not help when Even thought that may be the
the hair. ing the scalp contributes to dryness and breakage. This is fronts, braids, locs—the way family and friends reiterate that case, the different ethnicities
·Sebaceous/sudoniferous issues like buildup and itch- because our natural oil or se- black women wear their hair is concept. This is exactly what that live within this nation still
glands: Sebaceous (oil) and ing. bum produced has a difficult endless and eclectic. That Megan Davis, a nursing as- hold on to their own traditions
sudoriferous (sweat) glands Now, what does this have time traveling from our scalp crown of glory on our head is sistant and natural hair con- and cultural attributes. Some-
are on your scalp. The oil to do with black hair? Well, it to the ends of the hair shaft. what sets us apart from others sultant, experienced. times we adhere to the status
glands release sebum (waxy is all in our unique structure. Washing hair too often or and thus why it should be A natural since 1997 (she quo of society in order to live
oil) occasionally to the follicle Believe it or not, black hair using the wrong products celebrated and embraced. wears locs), she faced knows that American dream, but it is
contributes to the decrease in If only this was a perfect that battle with trying to fit in equally important to not for-
natural oil. It also explains why world. and pleasing others when it get where one came from.
black and bi-racial people need Society has already en- came to her hair. Davis rocked History plays an im-
to have various high-quality graved what is acceptable fe- a jheri curl in the sixth grade portant role in learning who
products and different care male “beauty” in our minds and then went to relaxers. you are and who you want to
regimens to grow and retain and whatever derives from Growing up, she recalled become. That goes for hair
healthy hair. that is taboo or unappealing that is was mostly people from too.
Compared to our white (the study mentioned earlier her neighborhood, church and Parts two and three will
counterparts, black hair cu- illustrates this attitude). family members that had nega- travel through the times of
ticles can be about two times That standard form of tive reactions towards her hairstyles from slavery to now.
thicker. There are no two types beauty affects every aspect natural state. They will shed some more light
of hair—black and everyone of United States culture and “They would say things on how and why our hair came
else. Those who identify as one has to fit that mold in like ‘ooooo, you have thick to be. We hope this series will
black may come from mixed order to get ahead in life and hair’ or ‘oooo, you have kinky give insight and a sense of
racial backgrounds, thus the career at times. Besides skin hair’ like it was a bad thing,” pride to adore the “curly girl”
hair reflects these differences. color, that includes hair, too. Davis said. “It was a trying within us all.
One person can have many This ongoing battle has time, but now I love my hair
types of strands on their plagued black women since because it is naturally beauti- (Footnotes)
head—straight up front, tight slavery days. With the con- ful and a reflection of myself.” (“How African-African
curls in the back, finer/wavy stant bombardment of televi- Davis as well as many other American Hair or Black Hair is
hair in the middle, or vice versa. sion, magazines and other women is joining the revital- Structured Structure.” Black
Even with close relatives, the forms of media putting ized movement to reclaim their Hair Tips, Styles and FAQs.
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Port Authority Dedicates Rail Line at Ironville Terminal and
Unveils Future Development Plans for Site – Total
Investment of $18 Million
Special to The Truth
Toledo-Lucas County nel and shoreline to prepare a the outer loop track. ment the grant awards and
Port Authority President and deep water marine dock to The 2008 $5 million JRS the consultants and contrac-
CEO Paul Toth and Midwest accommodate barges and lake grant application was a part- tors for Phase One include
Terminals of Toledo were trading and ocean vessels. nership with Lucas County, AME Technologies, Bowser
joined last week by area offi- Underwater structures, the Toledo-Lucas County Morner, Deitering Landscap-
cials to dedicate the Port thought to be wood and con- Port Authority, the Lucas ing, Hull & Associates,
Authority-owned rail line crete piers will be removed to County Improvement Corpo- Mannik & Smith, MDA Engi-
currently under construction provide riverfront access. ration (LCIC), the City of To- neering, Miller Brothers Con-
at Ironville Terminal. This These structures are located ledo and Midwest Terminals struction, Inc., Northwest
phase of construction was along the dock face just off of Toledo, Inc. with the county Consultants, Timiny Railroad
made possible by $5 million the existing shoreline. Ap- being the official applicant Construction, Toledo Fence
in Jobs Ready Sites Grant Paul Toth, president and CEO cused on the installation of proximately 65,000 cubic yards and recipient of the funds. In and Viking Trucking.
Funding. of the Toledo-Lucas County bulk material handling and of sediment will be dredged to 2009, the Lucas County Im- The Toledo-Lucas
Commemorative rail Port Authority. “This public/ conveyor infrastructure and provide access the dock face provement Corporation County Port Authority pur-
spikes were pounded into the private partnership is pos- will utilize the remaining LDS and 520 feet of the existing (LCIC) applied for and was chased the former Chevron
rail line by the officials in sible not only due to the vast funds. It is anticipated that dock face will be improved. awarded $7.5 million in the property for $3.4 million in
honor of the dedication. The amounts of grant funding, but the implementation of all three Nineteen acres of the site will form of a Logistics and Distri- 2008. The Port Authority
total public/private invest- specifically to our private grants will be complete by be paved for lay down areas bution Stimulus (LDS) loan, formed a private-public part-
ment into Ironville Terminal partners, Midwest Terminals 2014. associated with dock and rail. which can be forgiven upon nership with Midwest Termi-
will be more than $18 million of Toledo, who will invest Ironville Terminal is cur- Phase Three plans include attainment of specific terms, nals of Toledo through a long
when the infrastructure nearly $5 million into the de- rently in Phase One – Rail the installation of a multi- from the Ohio Department of term lease for the property.
projects are complete in 2014. velopment of this property Installation. The JRS grant modal delivery system. The Development. Finally, the That acquisition made the
The Port Authority and when complete. Without this funding reduced the planned conveyor and material trans- Port Authority has applied Toledo-Lucas County Port
Midwest Terminals also strong partnership, we would development window by fer systems creates efficien- for and completed the major- Authority the largest land
shared their joint future plans not be able to create these seven years and this was the cies through rapid freight load- ity of the process to receive a mass seaport on the Great
for Ironville which include future jobs for our commu- first time that Lucas County ing and unloading and is ca- $3.1 million grant from the Lakes.
three phases of development nity or this new development received a JRS award. Ap- pable of handling any dry bulk U.S. Department of Commerce The 181 acres of land was
focused on using the 71 acres opportunity for our region.” proximately 7,200 linear feet material. The material han- Economic Development Ad- used as an oil refinery from
of waterfront property for Phase One utilizes the JRS of rail and eight switches will dling by conveyor system ministration. All of these 1890 to 1987 and success-
material delivery and handling funding for the rail installa- be installed when Phase One includes the components re- grants required significant fully completed the State of
to support a new manufac- tion. Phase Two will involve is complete later this year or quired to load and off load matches, which came in the Ohio’s Voluntary Action
turing base located on the improvements to the dock early 2012. The Port Author- vessels. Self unloading ships form of privately invested Program (VAP) when Gulf Oil
110 acre balance of the prop- face, dredging and associated ity owned rail line connects will discharge into a 500 cubic funds from Midwest Termi- Company spent $19 million
erty. The flexible waterfront site work and is funded with the nearby Norfolk yard hopper which will feed nals of Toledo. on site remediation, approxi-
property at Ironville will also through both the EDA and Southern rail line. the conveying system. The DGL & Associates is pro- mately $13 million more than
have the ability to receive LDS sources. The final Phase Two includes im- hopper discharge will also be viding architectural and en- the VAP required.
bulk materials and will sup- phase, Phase Three, is fo- provements of the river chan- capable of loading rail cars on gineering services to imple-
port and receive goods for
other manufacturing opera-
tions throughout the region.
Since 2008, the Port Au-
thority has sought funding
for the redevelopment of
Ironville. In addition to the $5
million Jobs Ready Sites Grant
(JRS) Funding, Ironville Ter-
minal also benefits from $7.4
million in grant funding via a
State of Ohio Logistics and
Distribution Stimulus (LDS)
grant and a $3.1 million award
from the U.S. Department of
Commerce Economic Devel-
(EDA) is currently pending.
The awards are unique as
several local entities
partnered on each applica-
tion to ensure our region had
the best chance in receiving
“The development of
Ironville Terminal has re-
ceived a tremendous amount
of support – due mostly to
the incredible potential this
property has for commerce
and job development,” says
Page 8 The Sojourner’s Truth August 17, 2011
Owens Community College to Host Free University of
Michigan Solar Car Display and Lecture Event, Aug. 25
Special to The Truth
Area residents interested gan Solar Car Team,” said sity of Michigan Club of Championships and placed continued its own educa- of the College’s state-of-the-
in learning about automotive Randy Wharton, Owens Greater Toledo has autho- third in the World Solar Chal- tional investment into the art academic resources spe-
solar power technology are chairman of Design Tech- rized a donation from the club lenge on four separate occa- future of alternative and re- cific to solar thermal power,
invited to visit Owens Com- nologies and co-interim dean to the Solar Car Team in order sions. The team is committed newable energy by unveiling wind power and photovol-
munity College as the aca- of the School of Technology. to assist with their expenses to being recognized as the a new Alternative Energy and taic power.
demic institution serves as “Solar technology continues for the competition.” leader in solar technology, Sustainable Systems Tech-
host to the University of to grow in popularity as more University of Michigan proving itself by attempting nology Associate Degree For additional informa-
Michigan Solar Car Team on and more people look for representatives will be on to win the 1,800-mile World Program. The degree pro- tion about the event, call
Thursday, Aug. 25. ways to become energy effi- hand to answer questions Solar Challenge in Darwin, vides students with the op- (567) 661-7457 or 1-800-
Sponsored by the cient. The University of specific to the solar car tech- Australia with the 2011 Quan- portunity to receive hands- GO-OWENS, Ext. 7457.
College’s School of Technol- Michigan Solar Car Team has nology, which will be on dis- tum solar car in October. on experiential learning at the
ogy and the University of taken energy efficiency to a play adjacent to Owens’ In- Earlier this year, Owens highest level utilizing many
Michigan Club of Greater new level with their solar ve- dustrial and Engineering
Toledo, the event will take hicles and we look forward to Technologies building. Be-
place from 3-8 p.m. and fea- learning more about their ginning at 6 p.m., officials will
ture a display of the Univer- cutting-edge technology.” provide insight into the cut-
sity of Michigan’s state-of- “The University of Michi- ting-edge solar technology
the-art solar electric car tech- gan Club of Greater Toledo is and the systematic process
nology as well as a lecture happy to be able to coordi- of producing and racing a
presentation at the College’s nate this event at Owens world-class solar car. The lec-
Industrial and Engineering Community College,” said ture presentation will occur
Technologies building on the John Satkowski, University in the Industrial and Engi-
Toledo-area Campus. Owens of Michigan Alumni Club of neering Technologies build-
is located on Oregon Road in Greater Toledo treasurer and ing Room 109.
Perrysburg Township. Ad- Owens executive vice presi- The University of Michi-
mission to the event is free dent of Business Affairs and gan Solar Car Team is the
and the public is encouraged chief financial officer. “The largest student project team
to attend. Solar Car Team is appearing on the University of Michi-
“Owens Community at various other University gan campus, involving over
College’s School of Technol- of Michigan Alumni Clubs 100 members from various
ogy is excited to provide area throughout the United State academic disciplines. Over 20
residents with the opportu- to solicit funding from alumni years since its organizational
nity to visit with and hear to pay for their participation founding, the team has built
from the internationally-rec- in the competition in Austra- 10 custom solar-electric ve-
ognized University of Michi- lia this October. The Univer- hicles and won six National
August 17, 2011 The Sojourner’s Truth Page 9
“Camp Scrubs” Offers Real Look at Medicine
How do hospitals prepare
for a weapon of mass destruc-
tion event? What are the signs
and symptoms of chemical
poisoning? Four CCMT stu-
dents were exposed to the
health care profession at
Camp Scrubs, a hands-on
summer camp at Mercy Col-
lege. The campers learned
about Life Flight, applying a
splint, seizure and shock,
burns and eye injuries and
much more. Perhaps our
CCMT students will be in-
spired to study medicine
The CCMT students were
able to attend the camp thanks
to scholarships generously
provided by The Andersons
Inc. and the Ambassadors, a
group of Mercy College stu-
dents dedicated to commu-
nity service. Thank you.
Ungar Judy Trautman
10 The Sojourner’s Truth 17, 2011
Social Security Administration: Questions and Answers
Special to The Truth
GENERAL premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments under the Medicare prescrip-
tion drug program. The extra help is estimated to be worth an average of $4,000 per year.
What should I do if an employee gives me a Social Security number but cannot produce
the card? RETIREMENT
Answer: How can I estimate my retirement benefit at several different ages?
Seeing the card is not as important as putting the correct information on the worker’s Form
W-2. You can verify employee Social Security numbers by using the Social Security Number Answer:
Verification Service. Just go to www.socialsecurity.gov/bso. This online service allows It’s easy! Use our Retirement Estimator at www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator to get a
registered employers to verify employee Social Security numbers against Social Security retirement benefit estimate based on current law and real time access to your earnings record.
records for wage reporting purposes. If the employee recently applied for a Social Security The Retirement Estimator also lets you create additional “what if” retirement scenarios to find
number but does not yet have a card when you must file the paper Form W-2, enter the words out how changes in your situation might change your future benefit amount. It’s also available
“Applied for” on the Form W-2. If you are filing electronically, enter all zeros (e.g., 000-00-0000) in Spanish at www.segurosocial.gov/calculador.
in the Social Security number field. When the employee receives the card, file Copy A of Form
W-2C, Corrected Wage and Tax Statement with Social Security to show the employee’s Question:
number. If both my spouse and I are entitled to Social Security benefits, is there any reduction in
our payments because we are married?
I worked for the last 10 years and I now have my 40 credits. Does this mean that I get the Answer:
maximum Social Security retirement benefit? No. We calculate lifetime earnings independently to determine each spouse’s Social
Security benefit amount. When each member of a married couple meets all other eligibility
Answer: requirements to receive Social Security retirement benefits, each spouse receives a monthly
The 40 credits are the minimum number you need to qualify for retirement benefits. However, benefit amount based on his or her own earnings. Couples are not penalized because they are
we do not base the amount of the benefit on those credits; it’s based on your earnings over married. If one member of the couple earned low wages or failed to earn enough Social Security
a lifetime of work. For details on how your benefit is figured go to www.socialsecurity.gov/ credits (40) to be insured for retirement benefits, he or she may be eligible to receive benefits
mystatement/howfigured.htm as a spouse based on the spouse’s work record. Learn more about spouse benefits at
What’s the best way to apply for extra help with Medicare prescription drug costs? Question:
I am receiving Social Security disability benefits. Will my benefits be affected if I work and
Answer: earn money?
The fastest and most convenient way to apply for extra help with Medicare prescription
drug costs is online at www.socialsecurity.gov/prescriptionhelp. Medicare beneficiaries with Answer:
limited income and resources may qualify for extra help, which pays part of the monthly It depends. We have special rules called “work incentives” that help you keep your monthly
payments and Medicare coverage while you test your ability to work. For example, you can
receive full benefits regardless of how much you earn, as long as you report your work activity
and continue to have a disabling impairment during a trial work period. For more information
about work incentives, we recommend that you read our publication, Working While Dis-
abled-How We Can Help at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10095.html.
Is there a time limit on how long I can receive Social Security disability benefits?
Your disability benefits will continue as long as your medical condition has not improved
and you still cannot work. We will review your case at regular intervals to make sure you are
still disabled. If you are still disabled when you reach your full retirement age, we will convert
your disability benefit to a retirement benefit at the same amount. You can learn more about
Social Security disability benefits at our website: www.socialsecurity.gov/disability.
SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME
Is it true that a person can own a home and still be eligible for Supplemental Security Income
Yes, even though SSI is a needs-based program, a person who owns the home they live
in can be eligible for SSI benefits. People who receive SSI must be age 65 or older, blind, or
disabled and have limited income and resources. But a personal residence is not counted as
a resource for SSI purposes. For more information, read our booklet, Supplemental Security
Income at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/11000.html.
I understand that you need to have limited resources to receive Supplemental Security
Income (SSI). But what is considered a “resource?”
Resources are things you own that you can use to support yourself. They include cash,
real estate, personal belongings, bank accounts, stocks, and bonds.
To be eligible for SSI a person must have $2,000 or less in countable resources. A married
couple must have $3,000 or less in countable resources. If you own resources over the SSI
limit, you may be able to get SSI benefits while trying to sell the resources.
Not all of your resources count toward the SSI resource limit. For example:
·The home you live in and the land it’s on do not count;
·Your personal effects and household goods do not count;
·Life insurance policies may not count, depending on their value;
·Your car usually does not count;
·Burial plots for you and members of your immediate family do not count;
·Up to $1,500 in burial funds for you and up to $1,500 in burial funds for your spouse may
not count; and
·If you are blind or have a disability, some items may not count if you plan to use them to
work or earn extra income.
17, 2011 The Sojourner’s Truth 11
The Economy...Tackling Tough Times • The Economy...Tackling Tough Times • The Economy...Tackling Tough Times • The Economy...Tackling
Beating the Odds: Eddie Brown’s Investing and Life
Strategies by Eddie Brown with Blair S. Walker
c.2011, Wiley $27.95 / $33.95 Canada 207 pages, includes index
By Terri Schlichenmeyer
The Truth Contributor
Sell or stay? Stay or sell? uncle taught him not to fear anonymous white woman than anything else but that’s
In times like these, when money. who paid for Brown’s tuition, okay - you’ll be so entertained
the market resembles a cheap At age 14, Brown’s idyllic room, and board for four that you won’t care.
yo-yo, you don’t know which childhood came to an end. years. From his moonshine-run-
to do. Should you sell your His beloved grandmother Brown craved an educa- ning childhood in a heavily-
stocks before they drop fur- died on the way to Pennsyl- tion, but more than that, he segregated small town, to the
ther, or sit tight? Should you vania to visit Brown’s mother, wanted his family to never making of Brown Capital
buy now that prices are who was trying to rekindle a worry about money. With an Management in Baltimore
down, or is that just throwing relationship with her family. engineering degree in hand, and his lifelong dream of fi-
money away? Shortly thereafter, Brown was Brown job-and-college nancial strength, Brown
The market’s a bear these sent to his mother’s house jumped from Washington DC writes about his life and his
days, which makes you mad- permanently, which was an- to Florida to New York, then path to success.
der than a bull. But when you other stroke of luck. to St. Louis, Indiana, and to What makes this book
read Beating the Odds by Constantly hungry for Baltimore. Along the way, he stand out amongst other busi-
Eddie Brown (with Blair knowledge (“Whenever I learned how to read the stock ness bios, though, is the
Walker), you’ll be reminded enter a learning environ- market, how the financial dogged focus he’s displayed
that it’s always best to keep ment,” he says, “I feel like a world works, and how to throughout his entire life and
your sight on the light. famished lion wandering into make money. the way he shares it. Brown is
Life for Eddie Brown did a butcher shop!”), Brown He also learned four es- a born storyteller and his tales
not start out well. decided that he wanted to go sential ways to protect a busi- are delightfully inspiring.
Born to a 13-year-old un- to college but he didn’t know ness. Yes, advice is buried be-
married mother, Brown was how it could happen. When a Looking for some finan- tween the pages but once you
just two years old when she local community leader cial advice? You’ll have to be start reading, you won’t mind
abandoned him to the care of learned that Brown was eye- insightful here, because au- digging. For entrepreneurs,
her parents and older brother ing Howard University, he thor Eddie Brown is subtle investors, and business-bio
in Apopka, Florida. Her deci- arranged for the dream to with suggestions in his book. buffs, Beating the Odds is a
sion turned out to be a good come true by contacting an Beating the Odds is really book to stay with.
one: Brown’s grandparents unusual benefactor: an more of business biography
raised him right, taught him
values, educated him, and his
THE LATHROP HOUSE
The Lathrop House was one of many locations that were scattered throughout the State
of Ohio where men, women and children fleeing slavery found shelter and safety. Harboring
runaway slaves was illegal in America after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.
Despite the consequences, abolitionists around the state continued to assist fleeing slaves
in their journey to freedom. “Conductors” directed the escapees to the next safe house, barn
or business as they ventured ever northward.
The renovated Lathrop House will provide the region with a premier museum dedicated to
the area’s involvement as a major stop on the Underground Railroad. Please join us on
September 9, 2011 to help raise funds for its restoration. The restoration effort is in cooperation
with the Toledo Area Metroparks. For more information on the Lathrop House call (419) 407-
Page 12 The Sojourner’s Truth August 17, 2011
Happy Birthday Mr. President: And How’s He Doing So
Sojourner’s Truth Staff
Ohio State Senator Edna under-employed.”
Brown got the ball rolling in “He’s doing very well –
Toledo on August 4, 2011 by and getting a lot of push
hosting a birthday party for back,” said the hostess her-
President Barack Obama at Cut-out of the president self, Edna Brown. “But I love
Our Brothers’ Place on Hu- and Sen. Edna Brown how strong he is and how
ron Street in downtown To- he’s holding on to the prin-
ledo. ciples on which he was
And, exactly what did she elected.”
set in motion? Perhaps the “I think he’s doing pretty
local re-election campaign good under the circum-
effort? stances,” said Democratic Aji Green and Councilman
The party was free to the Party operative Domenic Phil Copeland
public and, as might be ex- Montalto. “He’s gonna be a
pected, was attended by a good president and get re-
mostly Democratic Party elected.”
crowd who answered the The celebration was held
on the second floor of Our
Obama’s Secret Fear….
(Continued from Page 3)
come outdoors when it is a full moon? Yes.
Obama, to his credit(?) has strenuously fought the
“full moon” effect by sticking to the script on his ever-
present teleprompter and by listening to his ever-default-
ing handlers who also know of his secret fear.
Obama has fought the “full moon” by speaking politi-
cally correct King’s English and by presenting proper
dress and impeccable manners for all to see.
Dominic Montalto All of the above have the appearance of holding off the
devastating effects of the “full moon” but recent ominous
forces are gathering at his house (White House) which
may cause a “full moon” to erupt.
What is the effect of the full moon? Simple. Barack
Obama’s most hidden primal fear is that if he lets loose
against those Republican Jihadists who are determined to
Nabil Shaheen destroy him and his presidency; and he fights for his
presidency, he will be forever labeled as an, ANGRY
Obama knows that if he drops the Ivy League veneer
and gives both barrels to the idiocy of Mitch McConnell
and Eric Cantor and the lunacy of Michele Bachmann and
Sean Hannity that he will be labeled as just a stereotypical
black man who is ANGRY!!
It is OK for white presidents to get angry at political
foolishness and for them to strike back and attempt to
of key things American can Brothers’ Place and in addi-
staunch the political bleeding but Obama knows for him
appreciate. Excellent!” tion to the free birthday cake
to act in the same way, the loonies out there will simply
“He’s doing a good job offered, there was a door prize
say, “See, I told you so, underneath he is just another
under the circumstances,” that offered a dinner for two
ANGRY BLACK MAN!”
said Tankeeya Butts of the drawing for all of the Leos
Obama knows that if he is repeatedly kicked in his
Josh Project. “I want to see present.
hiney and if he gives any recognition that it hurts, he will
him continue to work hard to
be labeled an ANGRY BLACK MAN and thus to be
help the unemployed and the
loathed and feared and shunned.
An angry black man in many white folks minds con-
jures up scary images of a muscle ripped Mandingo or a
gun toting Malcolm X or a bushy haired Willie Horton or
Tankeeya Butts leather jacketed Black Panthers or Deacons of Defense or
a screaming Stokely Carmichael or a mean Shaft character
or plantation revolting slaves.
question about how our presi- that he can work with any- Obama cannot let loose and let that “full moon” of raw
dent was doing unanimously body and he wants to be the political agitation get to him and thus be baited to act out
and affirmatively. president of the whole coun- of character.
“I think he’s doing great try. The other side is show- So, that is why you do not see Obama doing serious
for what he’s got to work ing how childish it can be.” verbal Kung Fu on John Boehner and Donald Trump and
with,” said Toledo City Coun- “I think he’s doing a great the other attacking ideologues.
cilman Phil Copeland. “He’s job,” echoed Aji Green, can- He is not, “cutting up”, because he is doing it for you.
between a rock and a hard didate for the District 1 Coun- So, will someone please write President Obama and give
place. He’s trying to show cil seat. “He;s done a bunch him permission to start saying, in public, “Yo’ Momma!”
and go ahead and do what is right for the country.
Candidate Tyrone Riley
Contact Lafe Tolliver at tolliver@Juno.com
17, 2011 The Sojourner’s Truth Page 13
Watch The Throne - Jay Z & Kanye West
By Michael Hayes
Minister of Culture
If you’re waiting on me to By the time Christopher plus years ago. music that misses rather than
agree with Youtube wack jobs Wallace passed, it was evident Frank Ocean’s inclusion on hits.
that Jay Z & Kanye are part of that Jay Z would be the heir this album is a statement within And speaking of misses,
the Bavarian Illuminatti, you apparent. Ever since March 9, itself, as he sings Mrs. Jay Z appears on this one.
might as well stop reading now. 1997.. the King Of New York “Human Being to the mob, It should be a rule, if you are
If you’re waiting on me to title has been played with by what’s a mob to a king, what’s on a song with Beyonce and
agree with purist, backpacker far too many. But even though a king to god..what’s a god to you are NOT a singer.. don’t
drones that this album would he said he was ready then and a non believer”. attempt singing.
likely be wack because two didn’t prove it until a year later, Art is subjective, but there’s But as the music changes
commercially successful chart Shawn Carter eventually be- also an evolution in thinking entirely during the last .20 sec-
toppers like Hov and Ye can came just as undisputed of a present here. onds of “Lift Off,” I find myself
only create shiny garbo, you king as his predecessor. Look at those lyrics, every- falling in love with the music
might as well stop reading now. Accolades rained down, thing has the ability to destroy and therefore the album.
If you’re expecting me to trends were born and copied at or create. Once the third song comes
love every minute of this al- light speed, the new king en- This joint sets the entire in, it’s obvious this is some-
bum just because of who it is, joyed the platform of a MO- tone for the album and by many thing serious.
or what women they have or GUL. Something Biggie was accounts it was the last song This album manages to be
where they rank on Forbes, just beginning to be when he recorded. These aren’t two retro, next level and now all at
you might as well …well, you passed. We watched Jay Z for guys just rapping about who once.
get the point. years ascending higher and they are, or what they have for Kanye has the quotables
higher into the stratosphere. the sake of flash rap. It’s sheer you expect him to have, the
HIPHOPLEGEND Once again, reigning with au- poetry, with expansive emo- album even has a Tribe Called
The top spot in the world of thority in every important cat- tion coupled with a honed fo- Quest influence you have to
rap music has been a point of egory. cus on vivid imagery and word- listen to throughout to really
fascination since the days of Lyrical ability? Top hon- play that is much more a spo- get (thanks to Q Tip’s involve-
Kurtis Blow. Rakim held the ors. Street credibility? Check. game he was once… it seems fect marriage of Blueprint 3 ken word expression of un- ment).
title for a while. LL. Cool J. had Dominating airwaves, he’s finally found his heir. andMy Beautiful Dark Twisted bridled thought rather than
it for a while, lost it and got it charts and sounscan consis- That’s what this is about. Fantasy. The music produc- intentional rapping rap lyrics. Overall,Watch The Throne
back for a hot second. But in tently? Check! This is about Kanye’s now tion on this project is so amaz- These are two people who is an artistic triumph that chal-
the early 90s, the conversation Jay Z also had the intimida- unquestionable place in the ing it will be studied for years don’t just spit lyrics, they both lenges hip-hop listeners to ex-
of who is ruling hip-hop started tion factor that Biggie and Cube top five. to come. It’s groundbreaking, present ideas. pand conceptually while allow-
to become more than just de- had. Shifting his focus from pro- spellbinding and actually Its discourse with its pur- ing fans to digest high quality
bates on stoops and park Even if it may be gone now, ducing (after becoming a king makes someone like me re-think veyor is akin to a painting by music that holds true to the art
benches. you can’t deny that at one maker in his own right behind my whole approach to crafting Rembrandt appealing to the art form’s original ideals.
Ice Cube’s clutch on the point rappers watched their the boards), wordplay and instrumentals. student. This album is hip-hop
rap game seemed unstoppable. mouth when it came to Jay Z. charisma wise there is no one But, beyond the music, this music’s arrival as an art form Hip-hop music has officially
On every magazine cover, They would rather be with him more suited to fill Jay Z’s shoes. album is a challenge. that you have to aspire to ap- been taken out the intensive
every radio station, street cred- than against him. The people who have risen preciate. Not just assume you care unit with this one.
ibility intact, political subject That’s part of that king HIP HOP AS HIGH ART to the top of their field and get it because you’re black and/ If you have the attention
matter that taught listeners thing. If you watch interviews In Jay Z’s book, Decoded, remained there so long they or from the inner city. span and are up to the chal-
along with wordplay that kept from back then, Jay Z and Ice he explains that much of the have no other pursuit other I’m not saying that every lenge, go and cop Watch The
emceeing alive.. he had it all. Cube had something in com- reason that hip-hop’s art form than to push the threshold of song on here is stellar, because Throne.
The Notorious B.I.G., how- mon. At the height of their is in the state it’s in is because their listeners. just as high as “Church In The The true grade for this
ever.. ascended to rap’s throne dominance both were asked if people don’t know how to lis- And it’s obvious from the Wild” takes you.. once Kanye project is A-.
in a way that was different than they felt there was some young ten to the music. offset. attempts to sing on “Lift Off” it
any before him. It couldn’t be up and coming rapper who To assume that because “No Church In The Wild” is proves that these men are just
disputed. He was the king. threatens to take their place. you can recognize a dope beat not Jay Z or Kanye from five- mere mortals at times, creating
In his time he created the Jay Z replied “Yup. But I’m or catch a punchline or two
categories that now define this gonna find him. I’m gonna sign that you can fully appreciate
position, he had no equal. him.” this music would be an error in
Until he co-signed the one M.E.M.P.H.I.S.BLEEK,was judgment.
man who could be his equal. SUPPOSED to be next on the You are talking about two
When Brooklyn’s Finest throne. dudes who have already had
came out in the mid-90s, I was But using the toilet after Jay the videos with all the models
in high school still and I re- Z is probably the closest he’s and hot cars and cash. YEARS
member my friends and I feel- ever come to actually having ago. So if they have evolved,
ing that Biggie had finally did the throne passed to him. Now, they are now creating art that
a collabo with someone truly in years where Jay Z isn’t quite demands we evolve as well.
on his level. the undisputed king of the Watch The Throne is a per-
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August 17, 2011
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COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC SUP- Elementary School Position Maintenance Coordinator
PORTIVE TREATMENT CLINICIAN Star Academy of Toledo
Unison Behavioral Health Group, Inc. is seeking Star Academy of Toledo is looking for one El- The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA),
full-time Community Psychiatric Supportive Treat- ementary Title 1 Math or Reading Teacher. Appli- located in Toledo, OH is seeking experienced appli-
ment Clinicians to provide community support ser- cants need to have current Ohio licensure must be cants for its Maintenance Coordinator position. For
vices to adults with serious and persistent mental highly motivated, passionate, team oriented and have complete details of the position and application infor-
illness. Duties will include assessment of client a genuine desire to work with young people from an mation, visit our website at www.lucasmha.org or call
needs, assisting in the development of the treatment urban community. We are an equal opportunity em- our jobline at (419)259-9537. Please note on your
plan, coordination of the treatment plan, crisis man- ployer and individuals from underrepresented minor- submittal if you are a LMHA public housing or Section
agement and stabilization, advocacy and outreach, ity groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants 8 resident. This is a Section 3 covered position and
education and mental health interventions address- should send letter of interest, resume’, copy of HUD recipients are encouraged to apply. All mate-
ing the mental illness. license, transcripts, references. All information should rials submitted must be received at LMHA not
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a valid be sent to the attention of Dr. Ward Barnett, Curricu- later than 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 31,
driver’s license required. A Bachelor’ in psychology lum Instruction Specialist Star Academy of Toledo 2011.
or a related field may be considered in conjunction 1850 Airport Hwy Toledo, Ohio 43609. NO PHONE CALLS
with relevant work experience. Ohio counselor or
social worker license and experience preferred. Visit our web site at www.LucasMHA.org, for a
detailed job description or call our job line at (419)
Send resume or apply to: Education Coordinator 259-9537 for a complete listing of employment oppor-
Human Resources - CPST
1425 Starr Avenue
PSYCHIATRIC The Padua Center, is seeking an enthusiastic,
Toledo, OH 43605
SUPPORTIVE knowledgeable, Education Coordinator. The ideal Equal employment opportunity shall be afforded
TREATMENT CLINICIAN candidate will have a Bachelor degree in Education or to all qualified persons without regard to age, race,
Unison Behavioral Health related field, will have at least three years teaching color, religion, creed, sex, military status, ancestry,
Group, Inc. is seeking full- experience in an urban setting, will have excellent disability or national origin.
time Community Psychiatric communication skills, and administrative experience.
AOD THERAPIST Treatment
Supportive Primary responsibilities include direction of an alter-
Clinicians to provide native to suspension program (K-6) and coordination
Unison Behavioral Health Group Inc. is seeking
community support of an after school tutoring program. A job description
an experienced AOD Therapist to work with adults,
is available upon request. EOE
services to adults family
children or adolescents providing individual,with
serious and persistent
and group counseling, case management and pre-
mental illness. Duties will Send resumes by August 25th to: Search Com-
include assessment of client mittee, 1416 Nebraska Ave. Toledo, Ohio 43609, or
Candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree, a
needs, assisting in the email to firstname.lastname@example.org
minimum of two years experience working with
children and adolescents development of the
with chemical depen-
dency issues and one of thetreatment plan, coordination
following Ohio licenses
of II, treatment plan, crisis
– LSW, LISW, PC, PCC, LCDCtheLCDC III or LICDC.
A Master’s degree and dual mental health /chemical
stabilization, advocacy and
dependency licensure preferred.
outreach, education and
Send resume or apply to: interventions
Human Resources Directorthe mental
Unison Behavioral illness. Group, Inc.
1425 Starr Ave.
Toledo, OH 43605 degree in Social
Fax: 419-936-7574a valid driver’s Operator (Toledo Refining Company)
Email: email@example.com A Overview
Bachelor’ in psychology or The Toledo Refining Company is located in Oregon, Ohio and is owned by PBF Energy LLC. The refinery has
a related field may be
EOE a crude oil processing capacity of 170,000 barrels per day.
considered in conjunction Description
with relevant work A refinery operator works 12 hour rotating shifts on various units within the refinery which process crude oil
Grace Community Center counselor as a feed stock in order to produce gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, various chemicals, and other products. Our company
or social worker license and is committed to a foundation of safe and environmentally compliant operations so Operators must follow all
Executive experience preferred.
procedures and safe work practices. New hires will be required to complete a 36 month apprenticeship program.
Grace Community Center, a non-profit family Starting pay is $24.41 per hour.
Send resume or apply to: Responsibilities
resource center, located in the near Old West End, is
seeking an Executive Director, with 4-7 years of An Operator may be responsible for: Maintaining equipment and operations; climbing ladders, tanks, and
Human Resources - CPST towers up to 200 ft.; taking samples/readings of various process streams; initiating work orders and permitting
and Starr Avenue
experience in management1425supervision of a non
profit organization. for work related to the assigned unit; maintaining proper and safe process operations of the operating equipment;
Toledo, OH 43605 and communicating effectively during the shift and at shift relief regarding key process unit and equipment
The Executive Director is 419.936.7574 for the
overall leadership, fundraising, grant writing, planning information.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Basic/Required Qualifications
and management of all operations, programs, per-
sonnel, resources and finances in accordance with Must be at least 18 years of age; be legally authorized to work in the United States without restrictions; hold
the mission and, strategic directions set by the Board a High school diploma or equivalent; and hold a current driver’s license.
of Directors. Must be willing to perform/comply with the following: working overtime; working on holidays and weekends;
AOD THERAPIST work in enclosed/confined spaces, such as tanks and silos; working new large, hot, high-speed machines; lift
Candidate must demonstrate the ability to lead,
Unison Behavioral Health
plan and support a community-orientedseeking an a minimum of 50 pounds; work around chemicals; wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment;
Group Inc. is and profes- maintain your face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly; perform fire fighting duties; work outside
experienced written skills.
sional staff; possess excellent oral and AOD Therapist
Candidate should have good interpersonal skills and in harsh weather conditions; and work with petroleum products that are under high pressure and heat.
to work with adults, Conditions of Employment
service systems, public
with a knowledge of humanchildren or adolescents
relations, financial development and program devel- Written tests and assessments; meeting physical criteria for the job; a physical skills demonstration test;
providing individual, family ability to demonstrate basic computer skills; pass a background check and drug screening; and be eligible to
and social sciences or
opment. Bachelor’s degree ingroup counseling, case
human relations required. management degree pre-
A Master’s and qualify or hold a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC card).
ferred. In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit their resume per the following process on
prevention services. or before 11:59 P.M. of August 29, 2011. After August 29, a limited candidate pool will be randomly selected
To apply, send resume and contact information
with three professional references to Grace possess a to take Phase 1 of the screening process. Selected candidates will be notified and assigned a testing date and
Candidate must Commu- time by e-mail. Phase 1 consists of 3 tests. All contact information must be accurate and up to date.
nity Center P.O. Box 5419, Toledo, Ohio 43610-0519
bachelor’s degree, a
or (MS Word format only) to email@example.com
minimum of two years
Additional information on Grace Community Cen- All interested candidates must submit a resume to the following e-mail address:
experience working with firstname.lastname@example.org Please place “Refinery Operator” in the subject line. Also, only use
children and located at
ter may be found on our website adolescents
www.amazinggrace. Microsoft Word as the format for resumes.
with chemical dependency
issues Equal Opportunity
Grace Community Center is anand one of the
following Ohio licenses –
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