News Briefs Week of 6/24/19

Staff Writer

Wood Co. Museum
welcomes new exhibit
A grand opening celebration and open house for the new traveling exhibit, “Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives,” will take place Wednesday, June 26 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Wood County Historical Museum, located at 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green.
The event, which will include a public reception and self-guided tours, is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated and may be made at or 419-352-0967.
This traveling exhibit from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ touring program, “NEH on the Road,” documents the squalid living conditions of New York’s poor immigrants and laborers in “The Gilded Age” of the early 20th century. This contrast to the growing wealth of millionaires, such as Carnegie and Rockefeller, inspired many reforms of working-class housing. Riis was a Danish-born American photographer (1849-1914).
The exhibit was made possible through a donation from Edwin and Irma Wolf.
“Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives” will be on exhibit through Aug. 11. The Riis exhibit is a companion piece to the “For Comfort & Convenience: Public Charity By Way of the Poor Farm” exhibit that is also currently on display at the Wood County Museum.
All events detailed at or by following the Wood County Historical Museum on social media.

Public Retirees to meet
Chapter 82 of the Ottawa County Public Employee Retirees Inc. will meet for lunch on Monday, July 8, at 11:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room of Riverview Health Care Campus, 8180 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.
After lunch, the group adjourn to the chapel for a business meeting and program, which will include a presentation by speaker Jim Cain, District Manager for A.M.B.A.
For dinner reservations, call Carolyn Nusbaum at 419-836-8926 by July 1.

Refuge seeking
public comments
Compatibility Determinations (CDs), which evaluate various uses of the Ottawa, Cedar Point and West Sister Island National Wildlife Refuges, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are available for public comment through July 19. In accordance with the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act, prior to allowing a new or continuing public use or activity on the refuge, the Fish and Wildlife Service must determine if the use is compatible with refuge purposes.
These draft Compatibility Determinations (CDs) evaluate non-refuge sponsored special events at the refuge.
Draft documents are available from the refuge office at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor. Alternatively, community members may contact the refuge at 419-898-0014 or to request either printed or electronic copies.

Monthly lecture
St. Luke’s Family Medicine will present a lecture on “Reducing the Risk of Falls,” Wednesday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Perrysburg Commons, 10542 Fremont Pike.
This month’s topic will be “Reducing the Risk of Falls,” presented by Dr. Manny Jean-Louis, M.D. A complimentary lunch will be served following the presentation.
Lecture presentations are held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. RSVP is requested at 419-874-1931


The Press

The Press
1550 Woodville Road
Millbury, OH 43447

(419) 836-2221

Email Us

Facebook Twitter

Ohio News Media Association