Business in brief

Activity up at Oh-Gees Tavern OLENA - A bevy of activity is about to blossom in Olena. Oh-Gees Tavern, which has been open about a year, is getting its outdoor patio rolling with horseshoe pits, pig roasts and an open campfire. There is also a grill on the patio, so chicken, hamburgers, steaks and hot-dogs will be available.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

Activity up at Oh-Gees Tavern

OLENA - A bevy of activity is about to blossom in Olena.

Oh-Gees Tavern, which has been open about a year, is getting its outdoor patio rolling with horseshoe pits, pig roasts and an open campfire. There is also a grill on the patio, so chicken, hamburgers, steaks and hot-dogs will be available.

Inside, a men's and women's billiards and darts league will form in August, while open billiards play is available Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The tavern, at 683 U.S. 250 S, is a full-service bar that also serves various sandwiches, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Karaoke takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. every Wednesday, which is also Bike Night. Bikes are welcome from 2 p.m. until the 2:30 a.m. closing. Bands play every other weekend. Upcoming musical acts are V-Twin from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 14 and Busty Remedy from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 21.

Owner Becky Gibson, of Norwalk, opened Oh-Gees after she saw what was left of the now-defunct Beehive Restaurant, which was located nearby and closed more than a decade ago. Gibson said she thought she could open the establishment under a similar concept, something she is still thinking about. In the meantime, Gibson opened the tavern under the name Oh-Gees. It rhymes with "Obies," the Tavern's name before it closed a couple years ago.

Gibson works with assistant bartender Tabbi Ward, a Bellevue resident whose grandparents met at Obies.

Gibson said customers can expect personal service.

"There isn't a stranger that comes through the door that I don't greet as a friend," she said.

Hours are 2 p.m. to midnight Mondays and Tuesdays, and 2 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call (419) 660-8025.

EHOVE announces summer salon hours

AVERY The beauty salon at EHOVE Career Center is announcing its summer hours of operation to offer services to the public in the afternoon and evening. Adult cosmetology students will be offering services from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call for hours of operation in July and August due to scheduled vacation. The lab phone number is (866) 256-9707, ext 245.

Instructors are on hand to guide students as they practice their skills for the Ohio Cosmetology State Board Exams, a requirement to obtain a license to practice cosmetology. The Ohio Cosmetology Board Exams are intense, day-long sessions consisting of a written exam and five hours of hands-on practicals. Regena Walters and Kim Hurst are the adult cosmetology instructors. For information call (866) 256-9707, ext. 245.

Curves franchises win 'Shining Star'

Curves in Huron, Norwalk and Sandusky were awarded "The Shining Star" award from Curves International.

This award is given to the clubs that demonstrate the service and values that Gary and Diane Heavin, founders of Curves, have set for all the Curves franchises worldwide.

"Winning this award for all three of our clubs is a tribute to our employees and their dedication to the ideal that we are there to assist our members to achieve their goals," said Gretchen Studer, co-owner of the three local Curves.

RR Donnelley lauds longtime employees

WILLARD - Lanny F. Vogel will celebrate 40 years of service at RR Donnelley in Willard on June 19.

He was hired in 1967 as a trucker in department OSS. He has been a material warehouseman in OSJ and is currently a material coordinator I in the materials department.

Vogel lives in Willard with his wife, Ruth Ann. They have four children, John, James, Jared and Jordan.

Meanwhile, Alan H. Capelle will celebrate 30 years of service at RR Donnelley on June 20.

Capelle was hired in 1977 as a seasonal material handler in the bindery. He has been a casemaker helper, repairman, assistant artworker, apprentice artworker, prelim tech IV, and is currently a biller two in the billing department.

He lives in Willard with his wife, Patti. They have two daughters, Sara and Stephanie.

New flea market opens in Havana

HAVANA - A new business has opened in the 164-year-old Elmlinger General Store building in Havana.

Sneaky Pete's Flea Market, owned by Erica Reilly and Pete Richardz of the Sneaky Pete Band have resurrected this historic building by removing the boards that have covered the store's windows since the '60s when the Elmlinger's needed more shelf space. Erica has painted the store front with a pleasing apple red hew and Pete replaced three broken window panes to bring it back to the appearance most of the locals remember.

"We've gotten quite a history lesson from Martin and Pat Elmlinger, Millie Elmlinger, Red and Kathy Williams, and many local Havana residents," Richardz said. "We have many pictures and artifacts from the store which was a general store from 1843 to 1975 when it closed because shipping charges for goods was too expensive to allow a profit."

In addition to Sneaky Pete's being open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, the two are planning a community yard sale for the second weekend in July. Spaces are free for Havana residents. "We are also going to try an outside flea market the first Sunday of every month if there is enough interest," Richardz said.

There are four vendors inside with two booths available for rent and room for about 50 outside spaces. Call (419) 935-0478 or stop at the store at 4418 N. Greenfield Road for more information.

Safety council meets June 21

Huron County Safety Council breakfast meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. June 21 at Norwalk High School in the FTMC Distance Learning Center.

The sign-up on the Web site is working correctly.