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."
Here we go again. Jimmy Hoffa may be buried In Suburban Detroit. Really? OK, grab a shovel.
MB and R
Hoffa Remains May Be Under Field, Feds Dig For Clues In Case Of Jimmy Hoffa Disappearance
An alleged mobster's representative said he believes "100 percent" that the final resting place of missing Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa has been discovered.
FBI investigators, along with members of the Oakland County Sheriff's Department, swarmed a vacant field in Oakland Township in suburban Detroit on Monday in search of Hoffa's remains. They were led there by a tip from Tony Zerilli, the 85-year-old son of Joseph Zerilli, widely believed in Detroit to have controlled one of the city's most legendary Mafia organizations.
Though Zerilli was in prison at the time of Hoffa's disappearance in 1975, he believes that Hoffa's body was buried at the vacant field in Oakland Township. Land near the plot investigators are searching was once owned by another reputed Mob heavyweight, Jack Tocco. Zerilli said the body is buried beneath two cement slabs in the vacant field, where a barn once stood. Agents used an excavator to clear away debris before attacking the area with shovels on Monday.
According to the Associated Press, Robert Foley, special agent for the Detroit FBI division, told reporters that the agency executed a sealed search warrant on the property but didn't take questions.
Investigators at the site could be seen carrying binders that said "Big Dig 2." A previous search attempt for Hoffa at a farm in Milford, Mich., also located in North Oakland County, was referred to as the "Big Dig."
"It's not like 50-50, maybe," said David Chasnick, attorney for Tony Zerilli, during a press conference. "They think they're going to find it."
If the feds locate Hoffa's remains, it will mark the end of a 38-year-old mystery that has become one of America's most enduring urban legends.
Hoffa, a labor union leader and former president of the Teamster's Union, rose to national prominence before being convicted of fraud and attempted bribery of a juror.
After President Richard Nixon commuted his sentence in 1972, he barred Hoffa from re-establishing himself as the head of the Teamsters. By the time of his disappearance in 1975, Hoffa had lost much of his national influence, but had decided to rekindle his political career.
Hoffa was last seen in the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox, a Bloomfield Township restaurant, around 2:45 p.m. on July 30, 1975. The union boss was never heard from, or seen, again. He was declared dead in 1982, but the search for his remains has continued to this day.
Those who were implicated at the time of Hoffa's disappearance are now dead themselves. Anthony Giacolone, another rumored Mobster who faced speculation that he had arranged the restaurant meeting, died in 2001.
"Many people believe that Mr. Giacalone held a key and carried it to his grave," wrote The New York Times in Giacolone's obituary. New Jersey labor leader Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano, who was reportedly a capo in the Genovese crime family, was also rumored to have been at the meeting. He died in 1988.
On a website he's created to promote his new book, tipster Tony Zerilli says he is one of two people alive who could possibly know the whereabouts of Hoffa's remains. "Mr. Zerilli is one of them, and he is the only one talking," he writes.
Even if Hoffa's remains are found, another question remains unanswered: who else knows what really happened during the final, unknown hours of Jimmy Hoffa's life?