Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:16:08 GMT
(WMC) - A 32-year-old Marine and Iraq war veteran attacked and beaten in what might be a hate crime. Investigators say several men jumped Ralph Weems in a parking lot in West Point, Mississippi. One manMore >
A 32-year-old Marine and Iraq war veteran was attacked and beaten in what might be a hate crime. More >
Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:08:23 GMT
A Civil War soldier is to be honored with the nation's highest military decoration 151 years after his death.More >
A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil...More >
A national organization asked Toledo City Council to reduce the penalties for people caught in possession of marijuana at their meeting Tuesday, but council didn't like the idea.More >
A national organization asked Toledo City Council to reduce the penalties for people caught in possession of marijuana at their meeting Tuesday, but council didn't like the idea. 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.
A top research scientist working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) played a key role in helping Dr. Brian Hooker of the Focus Autism Foundation uncover data manipulation by the CDC that...More >
A top research scientist working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) played a key role in helping Dr. Brian Hooker of the Focus Autism Foundation uncover data manipulation by the CDC that obscured a...More >
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >