Tuesday, March 11 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-03-11 16:40:31 GMT
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation and several other agencies are serving a search warrant at Glow Industries on Eckel Junction in Perrysburg. This is a counterfeit trademark investigation.More >
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation and several other agencies are serving a search warrant at Glow Industries on Eckel Junction in Perrysburg. This is a counterfeit trademark investigation. No arrests have been made at this time.More >
Fremont Police have arrested the suspect wanted after a deadly bar shooting over the weekend.More >
(Toledo News Now) -
Once they were just two guys, down on their luck, trying to come up with a way to make more money.
"I said, ‘We can't keep on this path,'" explained PJ Kapfhammer, co-founder of the Maumee Bay Turf Center. "We met in a garage. Twenty minutes later we devised a plan on how to expand our services and this place was born.
From the ashes of a snow plow business rose the Maumee Bay Turf Center. Founded in 2006 by two Clay High School alumni, the company has taken off. It now employs 40 people and provides sports fields across the country.
"If you do good work, then people call you," said co-founder Brad Morrison.
In the old days, grass was used at most - if not all - high school stadiums. Now though, more and more schools are switching to turf, and more of them are using the Maumee Bay Turf Center.
"Perrysburg, Lake, Ottawa Hills, Bellevue, Sandusky," said Morrison. "We're not the low end. We sell Cadillacs, basically."
The turf they use is actually made in a factory in Georgia. It costs roughly $700,000 to install, which may sound like a pretty penny, but there's a long-term upside, both on maintenance costs and safety.
"When you take the overall return on investment on the 8-10 year life of the turf, you save money," said Morrison.
As the business has grown, so has the company's reputation. The company has done work for the Bengals and the NFL.
"I think the ultimate goal is to keep on the path we are on and never forget where we came from," said Kapfhammer.
They went from two guys with a dream to two guys living the dream.
Tuesday, March 11 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-03-11 19:13:19 GMT
Voting records are raising questions amid an investigation into the discovery of a woman's mummified body in the garage of a suburban Detroit home. Paula Logan has said the body found last Wednesday inMore >
A Massachusetts woman who believes a mummified body found in a Detroit-area garage is her sister's remains says the family had tried for years to find her.More >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-03-11 11:43:46 GMT
A man is dead and his wife is hospitalized after a vehicle crashed into their Bay County home early today. Bay County sheriff's deputies say an SUV was heading south on Edwards Street about 5:40 a.m.More >
The man who drove his SUV through a Bay County home, killing a man and seriously injuring his wife has been charged. More >
Monday, March 10 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-03-10 14:43:12 GMT
It's time again for another installment of TV5's Top 5 on 5. WNEM is looking for the best place in Mid-Michigan for bacon.Post your favorite places on the TV5 Facebook page or send us an email at email@example.com.We'llMore >
It's time again for another installment of TV5's Top 5 on 5. WNEM is looking for the best place in Mid-Michigan for bacon.More >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-03-11 10:38:47 GMT
Police say the bodies of two women have been found in an apartment on Detroit's west side. Broadcasters report that police responded Monday night after the apartment building's caretaker went to checkMore >
Police say the bodies of two women have been found in an apartment on Detroit's west side. More >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information on obituaries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends in Mid-Michigan. Death notices are displayed during theMore >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones.More >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-03-11 12:46:07 GMT
Another round of winter weather is expected to drop 3 to 7 inches of snow on southern Michigan, including the Detroit area. TV5 Meteorologist Lauren Fahrenkrug says there is a slight chance for spottyMore >
Another round of winter weather is expected to drop 3 to 7 inches of snow on southern Michigan Wednesday with some counties under a Winter Storm Watch. More >