Week of 6/10/19 News Briefs

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Marijuana seized
Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a May 21 traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized more than 3 pounds of marijuana worth $18,000.
At 12:14 a.m., troopers stopped a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu with Ohio registration for a headlight violation on Interstate 75. While interacting with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.
The driver, Brandon Harris, 25, of Findlay, was incarcerated in the Wood County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third-degree felonies.
If convicted, he could face up to six years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

Waterkeeper Meeting
Plastic marine debris in our waters will be the topic of discussion at the next Lake Erie Waterkeeper meeting Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at the Toledo Yacht Club, 3900 N. Summit St.
Sue Bixler, an education outreach specialist at the Ohio State University Stone Lab at Put-In-Bay and a resident of Toledo’s Point Place, will be the featured speaker. She will discuss the four Rs to help prevent water pollution – reduce, reuse, recycle and refuse plastic straws at restaurants and plastic bags at stores.
Following Bixler’s talk, the Waterkeeper group will host its regular roundtable discussion.
For more info, visit lakeeriewaterkeeper.org.

Walk-in Advising Days
Terra State Community College will host Walk-In Advising Days to help students enroll in classes for the fall 2019 semester on on July 11 and 22. All walk-in days are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Roy Klay Hall.
During these events, new and returning students may apply for admission if they have not already done so, take appropriate placement tests, meet with an advisor, enroll in classes and receive assistance with financial aid. Students needing to do all of the above should come in no later than 5:30 p.m. Appointments are not required. Current students who have not yet registered may walk in.
Visit www.terra.edu to register or contact the Terra State Admissions and Advising Office at 419-559-2349 or admissions@terra.edu.

Day on the Wild Side
Spots are still available for “A Day on the Wild Side,” a camp sponsored by the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District, in cooperation with Winous Point Marsh Conservancy, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The camp, open to fifth- through eighth-graders, will be held Thursday, July 25, from 8:15-4 p.m. at the Winous Point Hunt Club in Port Clinton.
Participants will have an opportunity to learn many different outdoor skills in a safe and fun environment. Some of the activities include archery, bird banding, fishing, canoeing, shooting and learning about the importance of habitat, and the history of the Winous Point Hunt Club, North America’s oldest hunt club.
The cost to attend “A Day on the Wild Side” is $20. Participation is limited to 60 students. To register a student or to learn more, call 419-898-1595 or visit www.ottawaswcd.com.

Summer concerts set
The Oak Harbor Log Cabin Association, with assistance from the Ottawa County Community Foundation, kicks off the 2019 Summer Concert Series with a performance by the Genoa American Legion Band Sunday, June 9. Concerts are held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Adolphus Kraemer Park, across from the Oak Harbor Post Office.
The concert schedule also includes:
• June 23 – Ottawa County Bluegrass Band;
• July 7 – Rock and Roll with Master T. C. and the Visitors;
• July 28 – The Swingsters;
• Aug. 11 – The Praise Hymn Band.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Come early to browse food options, crafts and vendors at the Oak Harbor Street Fair, held on the same dates from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Church Street between Water and Main streets.

Squires take on
celebrity all-stars
The Spiegel Grove Squires, the vintage base ball team at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, will take on local celebrities on Sunday, June 9, on the lawn behind the Hayes Home.
The game begins at 2 p.m. Admission is free.
Each year, local officials and celebrities suit up and play the Squires for one game. The Squires bring to life base ball – spelled two words in its early days – during the Civil War era, when the sport became organized with standard rules of play for clubs.
Members of the Spiegel Grove Squires are volunteers. They have studied and learned the methods of play used in the 1860s, including playing bare-handed. Players are called ballists, and they wear period-style uniforms and adopt the language of 19th-century base ball during their matches, as games were called at the time.
The Squires are sponsored by Wright Leather Works, LLC.
For info, call 419-332-2081, or visit rbhayes.org.

Sauder Village
to honor dads
In celebration of Father’s Day, all dads will receive free admission to Sauder Village on Sunday, June 16. Kids 16 and under get in free every Sunday this season.
Families can enjoy visiting with farm animals, taking a free ride on the Erie Express Train, and visiting historic homes and community shops. Guests can now take a walk into a more modern age while exploring part of the 1920s Main Street. The relocated District 16 Schoolhouse and Doctor’s Office, as well as the Barbershop, Depot and Bandstand are now open at the 1920s Main Street. By mid-summer, plans call for the Livery, Car Dealership and Gas Station to also be ready for guests to enjoy.
Other highlights included craftsmen demonstrating pottery, blacksmithing, woodworking and more.
Sunday, June 16 is also the last day of the annual Agriculture Adventures event with “Meet the Animals” programs scheduled throughout the afternoon as well as goat- and cow-milking demonstrations, story time and kiddie horse races.
Another option for a Father’s Day celebration at Sauder Village is the traditional Father’s Day Buffet from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Barn Restaurant. Reservations are recommended for groups of eight or more for the buffet. Call 800-590-9755 to make reservations.

Father’s Day
free admission
The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, is offering free admission to fathers on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16.
In addition, special activities will be offered throughout the day. The schedule includes:
• Noon-6 p.m. – The Hayes Home and museum will be open for touring. The last tour of the Hayes Home is at 5 p.m. To tour both buildings, a site pass is required. Fathers are admitted to the home and museum for free. The research library is closed.
• Noon-6 p.m. – Kids’ scavenger hunt, make your own campaign ribbon and kids’ activities will be available in the museum. (Included with a site pass or museum admission.)
• Noon -6 p.m. – Photo booth with presidential cutouts will be open in the museum lobby. (Free)
• 1-3 p.m.– Hands-on artifact activities will be offered in the museum. (Included with a site pass or museum admission.).
• 2-5 p.m. – The Ohio Wheelmen will demonstrate riding high-wheel bikes and will have an outdoor exhibit on the history of bicycles on the grounds. Admission to grounds events is free.
For info, call 419-332-2081, or visit rbhayes.org.

Farmers market &
car show planned
Downtown Fremont will host its first Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and Fremont Federal Credit Union Car Show of the 2019 season on Front Street on Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The market will be held rain or shine.
Check-in for car show contestants will be held on the day of the event at the building on the northeast corner of Croghan Street and Front Street. Judging will take place at 10:30 a.m. with trophies awarded shortly thereafter. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 participants to check in. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. This will be the first of three car shows hosted in Downtown Fremont.
Because of the farmers market, there will be no parking on the street from Croghan and Front to Birchard and Front between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday.
At approximately 8 a.m., the Camelback Run will be running through the market on the west side in the bike lane.
For more info, call 419-332-8696 or visit the Downtown Fremont Inc. office at 315 Garrison St., Fremont.

Regatta planned
The Cooley Canal Yacht Club will present its Annual 67th Annual Regatta, June 14 and 15 at the club, 12235 Bono Rd., Curtice.
Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday, when the schedule will include a roast beef dinner served inside beginning at 5 p.m.; beer/liquor tent open from 5 p.m. until midnight and an outside food tent open 8-11 p.m.
On Saturday, gates open at 8 a.m. The day’s activities include breakfast featuring a Bloody Mary bar from 8-11 a.m.; beer/liquor tent open noon-midnight and the outside food open tent noon-11 p.m.
Registration for the motorcycle/car poker run to benefit the leukemia and heart associations, will begin at 9:30 a.m. The sign-up fee is $25 per driver and $15 per passenger. Maps are available at registration. Last bike in by 3 p.m.
JT Hayden Band will play Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m.-midnight.
The public is invited to all activities. Weekend wristbands are available for $5.

Vacation Bible School
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Graytown, will hold its annual Vacation Bible School June 23-27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The church is located at 1700 Walker St. (Graytown Road).
Registration is open to ages 4-12. The VBS, which is titled “The Incredible Race: One Family, One Race, One Savior,” will include Bible stories, crafts, globe-trotting games and snacks.
Register at babrandt740@gmail.com or call 419-298-4411. Registration forms may also be downloaded at www.facebook.com/smlcgoh and mailed to Pastor Robert Brandt, 218 Bond St., PO Box 600, Pemberville, OH 43450.

Meeting change
Due to a lack of a quorum, the June 6 meeting of Gibsonburg Village Council has been moved to June 13.
The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Gibsonburg town hall, 526 N. Webster St.

Road closures
Ottawa County has contracted with Unilliance, Inc. to relocate a portion of Elmore Eastern Road.
The work will require the closure of Elmore Eastern between Hessville Road and State Rt. 590. Access to locate properties will be allowed but other motorists will be required to use alternate routes.
Construction begins June 10 and will continue through Sept. 13
Updates will be posted on the county engineer’s website.
The engineer’s office is also advising motorists to visit the website for updates on the closure of Portage River South Road, between Schultz-Portage Road and Linker-Portage Road.

Neighborhood Watch
meeting June 12
Weather safety will be the topic of the Neighborhood Watch meeting in Moline on June 12 at 7 p.m. at Mainstreet Church.
“With the ninth anniversary of the deadly June 5, 2010 tornado occurring last week, this is an appropriate time to discuss weather safety,” said Ron Craig, Lake Township crime prevention and community policing officer. “The deaths of seven people and the horrendous damage done by that tornado makes now the perfect time to discuss this very important topic.
“While the destruction done by the tornado nine years ago greatly dwarfed what happened last week, we still had some damage in the township. A strong wind blew over two utility poles along Williston Road in the afternoon. Energized electric lines were laying on the ground and we had to call in the electric utility company to repair the damage.”
The downed utility poles luckily landed in a field along the south side of the highway, just west of Fostoria Road.
“If the poles would have fallen to the north, we would have had to close the state highway until the repairs were complete,” he said
Among the topics to be covered during the meeting are how thunderstorms and tornadoes form, how they are detected, and what residents can do when a severe thunderstorm or tornado strikes.
In the past, the Moline Neighborhood Watch meetings have been held on the second Tuesday of the month. The change in dates for the June meeting was due to scheduling conflicts for many of the group’s members.
For information officer Craig can be contacted at 419 481-6354.

Rape suspect arrested
A Toledo man was arrested June 7 on a warrant after being indicted in Wood County Common Pleas Court on 64 felony charges involving offenses against minor children.
Lake Township police officers arrested Jonathon Christopher Wright, 24, 1217 Navarre Ave., near his home without incident.
Charges included, but were not limited to, attempted rape, gross sexual imposition, pandering, obscenity involving a minor and rape.
Eighteen of the charges are first degree felonies, 21 are second degree felonies, 24 are third degree felonies and one is a fourth degree felony.
Wright was transported to the Wood County Justice Center and held without bail.

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