May 7, 2015

An Introduction to Basic Bass Fishing Gear

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Steven (Steve) Papadimos oversees 14 attorneys involved in public-sector law as the chief of the civil division at the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office in Toledo, Ohio. In his free time, Steve Papadimos enjoys a variety of activities, including bass fishing.

For those new to bass fishing, the seemingly innumerable types of fishing tackle available for purchase can be a bit overwhelming. In the face of so many different rods, reels, hooks, lures, and spinners, many beginners may find themselves wondering if bass fishing is simply too complicated to enjoy. Despite the wide variety of equipment, however, you only need a few items before you head to the nearest lake for a day of fishing.

Obviously, the two most important pieces of equipment are the rod and reel. These can be purchased together or separately, but beginning anglers should choose a versatile rod and reel that can be used for both live and artificial bait fishing. Spool your reel with 10-pound monofilament test line, and you will have a nice setup that can be used in most of the situations anglers encounter.

After the rod and reel, the next items on your list should be some basic live bait tackle, including small- and medium-sized hooks, weights, swivels, and bobbers. As for artificial baits, a good place to start is with a small assortment of lures that include spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and jigs. After you spend a little time on the water, you will quickly learn what fish respond to and have a better idea of what you need to add to your tackle box for future fishing trips.

February 21, 2014

Toledo Symphony Orchestra Programs for Teens and Young Adults

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In addition to his daily duties as chief of the Civil Division of the Prosecutor’s Office in Lucas County, Ohio, Steve Papadimos speaks to various audiences about the First Amendment. Steven Papadimos also contributed an article about prosecutors’ civil liability to the Prosecutor Journal of the National District Attorneys Association. Steve Papadimos takes an active interest in the affairs of his community, which includes support for the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.

Incorporated in 1951, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) strives to create and maintain a community of area musicians who provide superior performances as well as educational programs for people of all ages in the Toledo area. In addition to youth education programs for children and adults, the TSO provides numerous educational opportunities for teenagers and young adults.

The Young Artists Competition supports young musicians with prizes that include a chance to perform in concert with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Scholarships from the TSO and the Toledo Symphony League give promising young musicians and TSO musicians the opportunity to attend the Toledo Symphony School of Music. Additional musical education initiatives include support for music programs in the schools and free music lessons for younger community members.

February 10, 2014

A Proud Advocate of Arts and Music

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A proud advocate of the arts in his community, Toledo, Ohio, resident Steve Papadimos has shown resolve in promoting music and performing arts through his support of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. With the help of Steven Papadimos and other symphony patrons, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra maintains a diverse program of events and educational efforts that continues each season.

Incorporated in 1951, the Toledo Symphony began as a small group of part-time players, numbering only 22. Growing over time to include nearly 80 full-time musicians, the orchestra has had the opportunity to host a variety of guest musicians and conductors, including the likes of cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Sarah Chang, and conductor Grant Llewellyn.

In addition to its cast of polished performers, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra has established the Toledo Symphony School of Music, where families and children can pursue private lessons in the Suzuki Method and group classes to enrich students’ learning. The Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestra also provides an opportunity for talented young students to come together and perform in a professional setting.

Relying on the support of its patrons, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra seeks to continue its practice of the performing arts and enhance the cultural atmosphere of northeastern Ohio through music and music education.

September 24, 2012

From the Office of Steve Papadimos: Recognizing Signs of Elder Abuse (Part One)

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As Chief of the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office, Civil Division, Steven Papadimos carries out the duties involved in administration of a 14-attorney staff. His responsibilities include oversight of the department’s senior protection unit. Today, Papadimos reviews the types and identifying signs of elder abuse.

Although elder abuse takes many forms, most abuse falls under five general categories: physical, sexual, emotional, neglect, or financial, with each type displaying certain characteristics. Because abused elders are often unwilling or unable to report the abuse, it’s important to recognize the indicators.

1. Physical abuse, or the intentional infliction of injury, is the easiest to recognize, due to the appearance of dislocations or fractures, cuts, abrasions, or burns. Bruises on the person’s upper arms may be an indication that the senior was shaken, and marks on the ankles or wrists are a good sign that the person was forcibly restrained.

2. Psychological or emotional abuse consists of actions that cause mental anguish. Indicators of psychological or emotional abuse include decreased self-esteem, depression, extreme or sudden mood changes, confusion, withdrawal, or anxiety. Although this type of abuse is sometimes difficult to identify because seniors often experience depression and other symptoms, a sudden change may be a sign of a problem.