House & Home
Would upgrading lawn mower make yard care easier? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 10 July 2014 09:05
While gardening may be America's top hobby, mowing is rarely at the top of most homeowners' list of fun tasks. With this in mind, more are using commercial lawn mowers to make faster work of this chore.
But are commercial mowers right for your home? Here are some points to consider:
• Productivity: Commercial mowers make quick work of even large properties. The enhanced maneuverability allow easy mowing around landscaping and flower beds.
Weather power outages this storm season PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 10 July 2014 09:03
Power outages can be inconvenient, costly and even dangerous. Being prepared is especially important when wicked seasonal weather - such as hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes and heat waves - are more likely to take a toll.
No matter where you live, make sure your home and family are ready.

Outage Tolls
Nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults who experience a power outage are saddled with costs, according to a recent Harris Interactive survey sponsored by Briggs & Stratton Corp. Expenses include supply purchases, such as flashlights, portable generators and candles, property damage and replacing spoiled food. Additionally, your home may be uninhabitable in extreme weather.
Porch perfection PDF Print E-mail
Written by DEBBIE ROGERS, Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 19 June 2014 08:42
Emergency personnel work to move a Ford Taurus after it crashed into the Ankney home at the corner of Wooster Street and Haskins Road on Jan. 16. Repairs to the 114-year-old home have almost been completed by Mike Foreman. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Over the last half dozen years, Mike Foreman has spent time, on and off, in the Ankneys' historic Haskins Road home, remodeling bathrooms and the kitchen.
Little did he know that he'd spend this entire winter working in the home.
Foreman was first on the list of calls after a car went airborne the night of Jan. 15, striking Mark and Pat Ankney's home.
"She called me in the morning and she told me a car was in her porch," Foreman said.
The porch - one the Ankneys' favorite features in their home - was the focal point of the damage and the recovery, he said. 
"The front porch really saved it (the home) and took a big beating. It was damaged. I didn't see any repairs. I saw a brand new porch as soon as I walked on the job."
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 09:50
Decorating outside the box PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN, Sentinel Garden Editor   
Thursday, 05 June 2014 08:22
Stephanie Jaqua, store manager for Lievens Market in Perrysburg, shows ceramic gel burners for sale at the store. (Photos: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
PERRYSBURG - Looking to enhance a home or outdoor living space with unusual items? Look no further than Lievens Market and Outdoor Living.
Stephanie Jaqua, store manager, describes the facility as a "little gem amid the box stores."
Ongoing renovations at the facility are designed to showcase merchandise, and inspire the homeowner to "set your space apart and differentiate your home from your neighbors," Jaqua said
"We want you to be inspired. We have designers come in and help with our displays."
Customer services is geared toward helping people with ideas to enhance their living environment. 
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:19
Tour historic homes at Old West End Festival in Toledo PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 05 June 2014 08:11
TOLEDO — The 43rd Annual Historic Old West End Festival, featuring tours of five mansions and homes, is Saturday and Sunday.
These are the featured homes:
• The George Allen- Deb & Todd Kienzle Home, 2238 Scottwood Blvd. Built in 1892 by architect David L. Stine for  George Allen of Allen & Parkhurst, this home features a spectacular  entry with stained glass windows, original woodworking with fabulous  wood craftsmen artistry floors. Additional details include chandeliers, pocket doors, detail fret work, second-floor laundry, must see bathrooms and main and staff staircases.
• The Edward & Florence Scott Libbey Home, 2008 Scottwood Blvd. Built in 1895 by architect David L. Stine, this stunning home is a combination of shingle and colonial revival style. The interior includes a 30 ft. reception hall, a cherry wood grand staircase featuring a large stained glass bay, a mahogany parlor and an ornately paneled dining room accented by 10 hand-carved lions’ heads.
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