The BLADE ILLUSTRATION BY WES BOOHER AND TOM FISHER
Updated at 3:05 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 to reflect the following correction: Mauro Pino is the vice president of vehicle assembly operations and world class manufacturing, Chrysler Group LLC.
The following correction was published on Dec. 23: he relationship between John Yark and DJ Yark was incorrect in the Find Cutie feature on Page A9 Sunday. DJ is John’s nephew and the oldest son of the late Jim Yark, founder of the Yark Automotive Group.
The holiday frenzy is in full swing, but take a minute to ponder this bit of whimsy, sit back, and laugh a little. Now spend some time trying to find Cutie, a little dog with a big heart.
She’s already helped raise $55,086 to provide extraordinary veterinary care for canines, like her, that found new homes through Lucas County Canine Care & Control.
Cutie is hiding among the Toledo notables, past and present, whom we’ve placed in and around a street scene in downtown Toledo for most of the last century. Toledoans of a certain age will be transported back to their childhood at Christmas for a trip down to Tiedtke’s, which stood at Adams and Summit streets. There was the giant 2-ton round of cheddar cheese, the famous candy counter, and almost everything and anything else you could want.
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A hint: Cutie is hiding amongst the Toledo notables, past and present, whom we’ve placed in and around the skating rink at the Shops at Fallen Timbers.
See if you can find Cutie, as well as others well known by Toledoans:
• Mayor-elect D. Michael Collins.
• Carty Finkbeiner, former Toledo mayor (look for the coffee cup).
• Jack Ford, former Toledo mayor and now councilman-elect.
• Sandy Isenberg, former Lucas County commissioner (watch out, Sandy, for the cup).
• Jim Jackson, a Macomber High School and OSU basketball standout and retired NBA player.
• Marianne Ballas, Ballas Buick owner.
• Dick and Fran Anderson of The Andersons (look for the ear of corn).
• Mike Anderson of The Andersons (sans corn).
• Joseph H. Zerbey IV, president and general manager of The Blade (he likes a good cigar).
• Steve Taylor, Jr., of Taylor Automotive Group (think ‘See Ya in a Kia’).
• Dave White of Dave White Chevrolet.
• Jamie Farr (look for the dress).
• John Robinson Block, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Blade, with his wife Susan Jones Block, and daughter Caroline, with basset hound Nellie.
• John Oswald, of Appliance Center (look for the washer).
• Edward Drummond Libbey, industrialist and art museum benefactor.
• Danny Thomas, comedian and North Toledo native (look for the microphone).
• Crystal Bowersox (look for the guitar).
• Jon Stainbrook, Lucas County Republican Party chairman.
• Lee Conklin and Diane Larson, WTVG-TV, Channel 13, anchors.
• Allan Block, chairman of Block Communications Inc., with his wife Susan and poodle Charlemagne (she’s much bigger than Cutie).
• Joe Napoli, Toledo Mud Hens general manager.
• Nick Vitucci, Toledo Walleye coach.
• Muddy (you know who he is).
• U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur.
• U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (dad was Del).
• Mike Thaman, chief executive of Owens Corning (spot the Pink Panther).
• Matt Campbell, University of Toledo Rockets’ football coach.
• Tod Kowalczyk, UT Rockets’ men’s basketball coach.
• Tricia Cullop, UT Rockets’ women’s basketball coach.
• Pope Francis (Holy Toledo, Francis is here).
• Harold McMaster, solar panel pioneer.
• Michael J. Owens, inventor and glass-bottle pioneer.
• Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, UT president.
• Mary Ellen Mazey, Bowling Green State University president.
• Richard Hylant, Toledo office president of Hylant Group insurance company.
• George Chapman, chairman, CEO, and president of Health Care REIT.
• Andrea Price, president and CEO of Mercy North Region health system.
• Randy Oostra, president and CEO of Pro-Medica Health System.
• Paul Devers, owner of Vin Devers Autohaus of Sylvania.
• Sharon Speyer, regional president of Huntington Bank Northwest Ohio.
• Mark V’Soske, president of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce.
• Walt Churchill, owner of Walt Churchill’s Market.
• Pat Nowak, executive director of the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce.
• Phil Kajca, owner of J. Foster Jewelers.
• Gus Mancy, co-owner of Mancy’s Restaurant Group.
• Tony Packo, Jr., chief operating officer of Tony Packo’s.
• Roger Parker, general manager of the Toledo Club.
• Manos Paschalis, owner of Manos Greek Restaurant.
• Richard Esser, CEO & chairman of Treu House of Munch.
• Jerry Jones, CEO of Woodlands Consulting Group.
• Mauro Pino, vice president of vehicle assembly operations and world class manufacturing, Chrysler Group LLC.
• Navy Cmdr. Michael Majewski, captain of the USS Toledo.
• Col. Steve Nordhaus, commander of the 180th Fighter Wing.
• Mayor Samuel “Golden Rule” Jones, who led Toledo from 1897 to 1904.
• Chief Turkey Foot, a combatant in the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers.
• Lewis Osterman, Sr., founder of Osterman Jewelers (think “Hello Mr. O”).
• Marvin Kobacker, longtime president of the former Tiedtke’s Department Store.
• Brian Kennedy, director of the Toledo Museum of Art (he’s really cool in an artsy, Irish sort of way).
• John Yark and DJ Yark, of the Yark Automotive Group (think Jeep). DJ is John's nephew and the oldest son of the late Jim Yark, founder of the Yark Automotive Group.
• Millie Benson, author of Nancy Drew (and a beloved former Blade reporter).
• Keith C. Burris is a columnist for The Blade.
• Paul Ormond, CEO, chairman, and president of HCR ManorCare.
• Ralph Mahalak, Jr., the Monroe, Mich. car king.
• Commodore Perry, in his uniform.
• Baru, the Toledo Zoo’s 17-foot saltwater crocodile from Australia.
• Cutie (Toledo’s most famous dog pound alumni).