Mary Beth's BIO
Although Mary Beth grew up in Detroit, it is Toledo that feels like home, especially since she and her husband, Terry, are raising their family here. Their children, Tara, Derek and Cullin were all born here and are all in school now. With grade school, high school and college tuitions all looming, it's no wonder Mary Beth looks forward to many more years working on 101.5 the River. "Miles to go before I sleep!"
Rick Woodell was born and raised in Macon, Georgia, attended the community college there and eventually the University of Georgia before embarking on a 38 year broadcasting career. Rick has worked in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas and been a part of the programming of radio stations in Idaho, New Mexico, Colorado and California.
Before moving to Toledo, Rick was a highly rated morning show host in Greenville, South Carolina for 15 years and was co-host of "Talk of the Town," a 30 minute television travel show for Charter Communications that covered Georgia, North and South Carolina. Rick and his wife Carla moved to Toledo so he could rekindle his love for morning radio.
Rick and Carla have 4 "kids." One is Siamese...Cyan, 6 pounds of furry fury, Grayson, a loveable Gray stray from the Humane society, Frank a mini Dachshund rescue and the latest addition, Bill Blitzen, a rescued Greyhound.. Rick's son, Alex, graduated college in South Carolina and is continuing his education at the Medical College of South Carolina-Charleston.
Rick's continued love for charity work and civic pride keeps him active in the community.
"We've been here for over 7 years now. As Carla and I continue to travel the area, we're amazed at the eagerness of people to welcome us Southerners. We feel like actual Mid- westerners now! We really feel at home."
Another example of how crime does NOT pay!
Rick and Anna
Video Shows Gas Thief Setting Self on Fire, Crashing Truck Into Home in Mesa, Ariz.
A homeowner's surveillance camera caught a would-be gas thief in Mesa, Ariz., bungling his crime and setting himself, the car he was trying to siphon fuel from and a house on fire.
Police said suspect Herbert C. Ridge has himself to blame for messing up the crime because he was using a motorized pump to siphon gas from a pickup truck, Phoenix station KNXV-TV reported.
Homeowner Mitch Drum had recently installed a surveillance camera on his property when the mishap occurred. The video shows a man, allegedly Ridge, catching fire and jumping into the truck, but when the truck also lights up, he jumps out as the vehicle speeds away and crashes into a nearby home. The man can be seen rolling around on the ground as his shirt becomes engulfed in flames.
No one was inside the house at the time of the crash, police said.
"I heard a boom outside my house, so I ran out and saw the truck on fire with the guy running away," Drum told ABC News. "I ran off after him, but I didn't want to go physical because who knows what he might be on."
Neighbor Tim Worth heard the truck crash into the house and rushed to help.
"I heard a loud boom, an explosion, and just came running, looking for hoses to put out the fire," Worth told 3TV in Phoenix.
The fire from the truck scorched the garage of the home and set the roof ablaze. Ridge was in bad shape and rushed to the hospital with severe burns.
"He was all burnt up," Drum told KNXV-TV. He added in an interview with ABC News: "He had a broken arm – you could see it bulging – and a lot of smoke residue. I could see the smoke on him, gashes, arms broken, he was just mangled up."
Ridge remains in the hospital but is expected to survive. Police have so far not charged anyone in the incident, reports said.