Shelley A. Gonyer, 34

Died on Saturday, July 6…..

Shelley A. Gonyer, 34, of Rudolph, died at 10:05am on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Bowling Green Manor, after a long struggle with Friedreich’s Ataxia. She was born on June 24, 1985 in Bowling Green to Terry and Sarah (Ford) Gonyer and they survive.

She is also survived by a sister, Stacy (Brad) St. Clair; and a brother, Greg (Amber) Gonyer. Also surviving Shelley is a nephew, Hayden St. Clair; nieces: Madelyn St. Clair, Jenna Gonyer, Cailynn Gonyer, and Tess Gonyer; grandparents: Raymond and Carol Gonyer; and a big, loving family of aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Cecilia and Kenneth Dauterman, and Val H. Ford.

Shelley graduated from Bowling Green High School in 2003. She worked for a short period of time at the Woodland Mall in Bowling Green. She was currently taking online classes with Independence University for Graphic Design.

Shelley always had a smile and a positive attitude. Her favorite saying was, “Everything happens for a reason.” Life challenges never stopped her fight and will to live life to the fullest. She also loved music, animals, and crocheting.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church, North Baltimore, with Father Arthur Niewiadomski as celebrant. Burial will follow at New Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 9 from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wood County Humane Society, Holy Family Catholic Church, or the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), 533 West Uwchlan Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

New Carey Medical and Diagnostic Center Community Open House

Community open house on Wednesday, July 31 from 4 pm to 6 pm in Carey……

 The recently-constructed Carey Medical & Diagnostic Center will be hosting a community open house on Wednesday, July 31 from 4 pm to 6 pm. The new address of the facility is 930 Sheriden Drive (Carey). The general public is cordially invited to tour the facility, meet the providers and care team and learn about future health offerings of the center.

Carey Medical Center


This very special program will feature a welcome by BVHS President and CEO, Scott Malaney and additional remarks by Kelly Shroll, president of Blanchard Valley Medical Practices. The first 300 attendees to complete a tour of the new facility will receive a commemorative gift. A Carey Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting will immediately follow.

For more information, please email or call 419.423.5551.

Opinion: Alzheimer’s disease: more needs to be done

“Your parents, grandparents and even you are at risk considering the fact that 10,000 Americans turn 65 each and every day…”

Alzheimer’s disease: more needs to be done, says AMAC
Finding solutions need to be a priority for all Americans
WASHINGTON, DC, July 5 — June was Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month but, says senior advocate Dan Weber, “it’s not enough to be aware that it is a devastating, deadly infirmity. It is imperative that we raise our voices in support of decisive action to offer real support for its nearly six million victims and their caregivers.”
In a statement backing legislative efforts focused on Alzheimer’s, the president of the two-million-member Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] urges Congress to put political differences aside and get cracking on new legislation that could make a difference.
“It was heartening to see the House, the Senate and President Trump on the same page when the BOLD [Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure] legislation was enacted on New Year’s Day. The BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act provides $100 million dollars to fund new and potentially more effective ways to treat the disease and provide aid for besieged caregivers. But it is clearly not enough when we are at war with a disease that is spreading at such a dangerously fast pace.”
Two additional Alzheimer’s bills have been introduced in Congress.  The Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Act expands the availability of resources to younger seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias, resources that are currently available only to patients over 60 years of age. The Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act would expand comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease care planning services for patients.
“Both merit attention by lawmakers in a timely fashion.”
Weber says that more needs to be done to stop what is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and which targets the nation’s fastest growing population — senior citizens. He cites Alzheimer’s Association statistics showing that the overwhelming majority of victims are seniors. Nearly one-million older Americans between 65 and 74, 2.5 million between 75 and 84 years of age and 2.1 million over 85 have the disease. “Your parents, grandparents and even you are at risk considering the fact that 10,000 Americans turn 65 each and every day, a growth rate that will continue for ten or more years, according to theCensus Bureau.
And, adds Weber, if that is not enough for lawmakers to get together and provide support and solutions, consideration needs to be given to the financial impact the disease is having on the economy. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it’s is the most expensive illness plaguing America today. It is costing more than cancer and heart disease. 
The Association estimates that Medicare and Medicaid will spend $195 billion on Alzheimer’s in 2019 and that by 2050 the disease will cost these two agencies $770 billion.  To learn more and join the fight to end Alzheimer’s, visit

Building a Balanced Diet with a Better Sandwich

The ingredients inside a sandwich, not the bread itself, are the most significant drivers of calories, fat and sodium, according to some recent research…..

(Family Features) Fad diets come and go, and as many Americans find, so do the pounds they lose. Most experts agree that eliminating, or drastically reducing, any of the major foods groups from your diet can be detrimental to your health and prevent you from achieving long-term healthy eating goals.

Each of the food groups plays a distinct role in fueling your body and providing it with the vitamins and nutrients it needs. Attempt a well-rounded approach to eating, such as one that includes more nutritious choices for popular dishes like sandwiches. In general, pay attention to the variety, amount and nutrition of the foods you consume.

Consider these ideas for creating a balanced diet and a nutritious sandwich to help ensure you get enough of each food group:

Start from the Outside
There are two groups of grains: whole grains and refined grains. Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel, while refined grains have been milled for a finer texture and are required to be enriched per government mandate to help the population make up for nutrient shortfalls. Grains should account for about one quarter of each meal, but at least half of them should be whole grains – a fact that may surprise some people.

“Many health professionals mistakenly encourage consumers to skip the bread when trying to improve diets,” said Yanni Papanikolaou from Nutrition Strategies Inc., who completed a study to assess the energy and nutrients contributed from sandwiches in diets of children and adolescents. “Americans need to think twice before cutting bread from their diets. In fact, bread packs more of a nutrient punch than a caloric one.”

The ingredients inside a sandwich, not the bread itself, are the most significant drivers of calories, fat and sodium, according to Papanikolaou’s research. A separate study published in the journal “Nutrients” shows grain foods contribute less than 15 percent of all calories in the total diet, while delivering greater than 20 percent of three shortfall nutrients – dietary fiber, folate and iron – and greater than 10 percent of calcium, magnesium and vitamin A.

Consumers can significantly and positively impact their caloric, fat and sodium intake by making more deliberate decisions about sandwich ingredients, including choosing either whole-grain or enriched-grain bread. Find more information about the role of grains in a healthy diet at

Rethink the Ingredients
Making more nutritious choices with sandwiches and positively impacting your consumption of calories, fat and sodium is oftentimes a matter of changing the way you stack ingredients between the bread. Consider this sample sandwich: two slices of whole-grain or enriched bread, 2-3 slices of lunchmeat, two slices of cheese, a few spinach or lettuce leaves and a slice of tomato.

Contrary to popular belief, research shows that sandwich eaters who choose either whole- or enriched-grain bread can consume less calories, fat and sodium compared to the typical sandwich consumed in the American diet. This demonstrates the need to focus on the ingredients between the bread for a better (more healthful) sandwich.

Try a different take on a lunchtime favorite by adding spicy horseradish to this Roast Beef and Arugula Sandwich, or make packing a lunch even simpler with this Ultra-Thin Pastrami Sandwich Lunchbox.

According to the USDA, most Americans get about the right amount of protein in their diets, but could do better at choosing leaner options and adding more variety to their menus.

Incorporating more variety doesn’t have to mean sacrificing convenience. For example, while prepared meats like deli meats, hot dogs and jerky are sometimes a target of critics, numerous studies and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans affirm they can be part of a healthy, balanced diet. Prepared beef products provide a convenient source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Because most prepared meats are pre-cooked, they offer consumers easy, on-the-go access to the nutrient density in meat.

The prepared meats category is diverse and offers choices to meet nutrition needs, tastes, budgets and personal preferences. Thousands of products are available in the meat case, including low- and reduced-sodium products, low- and reduced-fat products, American Heart Association-certified, organic, Kosher grass-fed options and more. Learn more at

Roast Beef and Arugula Sandwich

Recipe courtesy of the Grain Foods Foundation
Prep time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2

  • 1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish
  • 4 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 ounces lean roast beef, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup arugula or wild greens
  1. Spread mayonnaise and horseradish evenly over two bread slices.
  2. Layer tomato, roast beef and arugula on top of mayonnaise and horseradish. Top with remaining bread slices.

Ultra-Thin Pastrami Sandwich Lunchbox

Recipe courtesy of the North American Meat Institute
Servings: 1

  • 2 slices thin whole-wheat sandwich bread
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat garden vegetable cream cheese
  • 1 ounce ultra-thin pastrami
  • 1 ounce unsalted pretzels
  • 1 apple
  • 1 squeezable low-fat yogurt
  • 1 water bottle (8 fluid ounces)
  1. Using knife, spread bread slices with cream cheese. Layer pastrami on bottom slice and top with second slice.
  2. Fill lunchbox with sandwich, pretzels, apple, yogurt and water bottle.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images (main image)


North American Meat Institute
Grain Foods Foundation

Needed – Route Driver South/North Baltimore

Part-time (25 hour per week) position based at our North Baltimore site.

Position Posting

Route Driver South/North Baltimore

Part-time (25 hour per week) position based at our North Baltimore site. Examples of duties include: Packaging, prep and delivery of home-delivered and congregate meals, and maintaining cleanliness of vehicle and facility. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds consistently. Requires lifting, bending, stooping, reaching and standing for extended periods of time, and carrying hot pans/trays of food. 

Qualifications:  Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, a proven record of working harmoniously with older adults as well as colleagues, be eligible for bonding and insurable under agency policy, possess a valid Ohio driver’s license with proof of auto coverage (state minimum), must have a minimum of 5 years driving experience and a demonstrated ability to operate large vehicles (CDL not required).  Successful candidate must successfully complete BMV and BCII background checks.

Applications available at WCCOA, 305 N. Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio.  Downloadable format available at   Completed applications can be directed to the Manager of Human Resources.  Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 


The Wood County Committee on Aging, a non-profit organization, is an Equal Opportunity Employer