November 2008 Issue
Ohio's Best Hometown 2009 - Perrysburg
“We don’t have to work real hard to sell Perrysburg. It sells itself.”
The pride Richard Thielen, Administrator for City Planning, Zoning and Economic Development, has for his town is typical.
The approximately 20,000 residents are proud that they live in a place where friends pack the streets for events like Harrison Rally Day and the summer farmers market. They are proud that their school system is regarded as one of the best in the state. And they are proud of their history just as much as their growth.
“It’s a town with a soul,” explains Steven Kaminsky of the city’s appeal. Kaminsky and his wife, Kristin, co-owners of Artforms, a gallery featuring locally made glass works and jewelry, came to Perrysburg to open their store in the historic downtown area.