News Briefs Week of 9/09/19

Staff Writer

Alumni Band invited
The 15th Annual Eastwood High School Alumni Band will perform at the Sept. 13 home football game vs. Maumee.
Alumni are invited to gather in the Eastwood High School gym at 5:15 p.m. for social time, with a rehearsal at 6 p.m. Those who are not able to play or march are welcome to come socialize.
The Alumni Band will perform with the Eastwood High School Eagle Marching Band during the pregame show at 6:45 p.m. A limited number of instruments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, call Eastwood High School at 419-833-3611 or visit

Temporary road closure
Access beyond the Sportsman’s Migratory Bird Center located at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area in Oak Harbor will be closed temporarily during the fall hunting season according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
The road on Magee Marsh Wildlife Area will be closed Sept. 30 until Dec. 14. The closure will cover all areas beyond the Sportsman’s Migratory Bird Center to the beach area, including the boardwalk and beach trails.
Exceptions to the closure include Oct. 12-13, Oct. 19-20, Nov. 9-10, Nov. 16-17, Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and Dec. 7-8. During these dates, the road will open at 3 p.m. on Saturday and remain open until sunset on the corresponding Sunday. The road will also be open from Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. until Nov. 3 at sunset. Anglers and wildlife viewers will be permitted access to the beach area and wildlife trails during these days.
The Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center and bird center walking trail will remain open for wildlife viewing during the fall hunting season.
For more information about Magee Marsh and other wildlife areas or Division of Wildlife programs, visit

Veterans ID
cards available
The Ottawa County Veterans Service Office, located at 8444 W. SR 163, Suite 102, Oak Harbor, is now printing Ohio Veterans Identification Cards.
Appointments are requested to have cards printed, with the exception of an Ohio Veterans ID Card Day Friday, Sept. 20, when the office will print IDs on a walk-in basis between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for veterans who meet eligibility criteria.
To be eligible, veterans must have presented their discharge for recording, provide two forms of current and valid identification (at least one must bear their photograph), and not be dishonorably discharged. The Ottawa County Recorder’s Office is located in the Ottawa County Courthouse at 315 Madison St., Port Clinton.
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 317.241 and 317.242, veterans must have their discharge recorded with the Ottawa County Recorder’s Office in order to receive the Ohio Veterans Identification Card.
For more info or to schedule an appointment, call the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office at 419-898-2089.

Genealogy meeting
The Lucas County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Reynolds Corners Branch Library at 4833 Dorr St., Toledo. (Note the change in location for this month’s meeting.) Everyone is welcome.
Don Hengen will discuss how to acquire military records from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. For more info, visit

Latino Month
Kickoff event
The Latino and Community Resource Center will host the Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off Celebration Saturday, Sept. 14 from 1-10 p.m. at Promenade Park in downtown Toledo.
Adelante will present the Cesar Chavez Humanitarian Award and the Amigo Award to the selected honorees who have exemplified the mission of Adelante and have made a profound impact in the lives of community members.
The family-friendly event will also feature food and merchandise vendors and children’s activities throughout the day. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Juanio and Bachata Heightz, an urban-influenced bachata style group from New York.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the event. Call 419-244-8440 to purchase tickets or for more info.

‘Monarchs & More’ at Sauder Village
Sauder Village is partnering with Fulton Soil & Water Conservation District to present “Monarchs and More Family Fun Day,” Sunday, Sept. 8 from noon-4 p.m. at the village, 22611 SR 2 in Archbold.
From monarchs, bees and birds to composting, water quality, wildlife and wetlands, the event will offer a hands-on opportunity for families to learn about conservation in a fun environment.
Sauder Village guests are invited to enjoy educational displays and hands-on activities taking place near Little Lake Erie. There will be a Monarch Butterfly tagging program presented by the Toledo Zoo, face painting, fly-tying, and a nature-themed story time featuring Deb Swingholm’s book, “April’s Rain.”
Nature’s Nursery Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation will bring a large raptor, a barn owl and other animals for guests to meet, and there will be animal pelts on display. Guests can watch maple syrup-making demonstrations and learn about rain gardens at a program presented by the US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Throughout the afternoon, guests can take a free trolley ride for a wetlands tour and to see conservation practices installed by the Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). Other participating presenters include Ohio Division of Wildlife, Ohio Division of Forestry, Fulton County Pheasants Forever, and Fulton County Farm Bureau. There will be free trolley rides to transport guests from the Picnic Area out to the activities near Little Lake Erie.
Throughout the village, guests can also experience life in Ohio through activities and stories shared in the community shops, Native American area, Pioneer Settlement and the 1928 Grime Homestead.
The Monarchs and More Family Fun Day is a free event with no charge for the activities near Little Lake Erie and no admission fee to visit the Historic Village. This free opportunity is made possible thanks to Fulton County Processing, Haas Door and CIG Financial Services.
For more information, call 1-800-590-9755 or visit

Waterfowl Festival
Pearson Metropark, 761 Lallanedorf Rd., Oregon, will host a Waterfowl Festival Sunday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with hunting dog demonstrations, decoy carving and a variety of other outdoor activities. All activities will be around Pearson Lakes, with parking throughout the park.
The event will feature dog retrieval demonstrations by the Ohio Hunting Retriever Club, as well as activities and displays from the Maumee Bay Carvers, the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Ducks Unlimited and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, among others.
In addition, Boy Scout Troop 131 will be offering food and homemade doughnuts.

Twp. zoning
inspector resigns

The Lake Township trustees have accepted the resignation of Jamie Stanley as zoning inspector, effective Sept. 13.
Richard Welling, a trustee, said she has accepted a position with the Wood County Planning Commission.
The trustees agreed to advertise for a replacement.
In other business Tuesday, the trustees agreed to hire Emmalee Winters as a part-time patrol officer.

Retired teachers to meet
The Lucas County Retired Teachers Association will meet Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Stone Oak Country Club, 100 Stone Oak Blvd., Holland.
Speakers Kim Haddix and Cory Wyckoff will discuss the ProMedica Museum of Natural History at the Toledo Zoo. This month, the retired teachers will be supporting East Toledo Family House. The list of desired items is available in The Slate newsletter, online at
Lunch choices include cranberry and bourbon chicken, sliced slow roasted beef with mushroom gravy or mushroom ravioli with olive oil and herbs. The cost is $21.
Send check payable to LCRTA with desired entrée choice to Jeannine Petcoff, 15139 Todd Rd., Petersburg, MI 49270.

Community Fun Day
Ottawa County Conservation League will present a Community Fun Day Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 20998 W. Moline-Martin Rd., Martin.
The conservation league offers info about basic gun safety, along with trap and annual hunter education training, set for Sept. 21 and 22.
Attendees may bring their shotguns and ammo or try out members’ guns. Refreshments will be provided. For more info, email


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