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Book club to meet
Readers who enjoy a good mystery are invited to join the Wood County District Public Library’s “It’s a Mystery Book Club,” which will meet Mondays at 6 p.m. in the meeting room of the Walbridge Library on the following dates:
• April 24 – “Pray for Silence,” by Linda Castillo.
• May 22 – “The Rising Tide,” by Ann Cleeves.
• June 26 – “The Midnight Show Murders,” by Al Roker.
• July 24 – “The Maid,” by Nita Prose.
The Walbridge Library is located at 108 N. Main St. No registration required.

Registration open
for tire collection
Registration for the Residential Tire Collection with the Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Solid Waste District is open and will remain open until the end of May.
The collection is open to all residents of Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties. Businesses and institutions are not eligible to participate. This collection is partly funded by a grant from the Ohio EPA, making the cost to recycle tires for residents $1 per standard passenger tire and $3 for racing tires. Tires will be accepted on or off the rim.
Those planning to drop off more than 10 tires should call the OSS office for specific drop-off instructions.
In an effort to be prepared with ample staffing at the collection, the district will continue to enforce that residents pre-register for each collection.
Register online at or by calling 419-334-7222, ext. 0, and follow the prompt provided.
There will be locations in all three counties for residents to participate in these collections, but note that some locations have changed from prior years. Information specific to all of the district’s special collections including dates times and locations can be found while registering.

Museum’s final
spring lecture set
The National Museum of the Great Lakes will hold their final presentation of the 2023 Spring Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m.
The lecture, presented by author and award-winning conservationist John Hartig, will explore the history and stories of inspiring individuals working to make the Great Lakes watershed a cleaner, better place to live.
“Since the advent of the commercial fur trade in the late 1600s, the Great Lakes have struggled with the impact of human use and abuse,” said Carrie Sowden, the museum’s archaeological and research director, who oversees the museum’s lecture series. “Progress is being made though and much of it by local champions – people with a profound love of the region who led by example.”
Hartig is a visiting scholar at University of Windsor’s Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research and serves on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. For 14 years, he served as refuge manager for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.
Hartig has received numerous awards for his conservationist work and has authored or co-authored 140 publications on the environment, including eight books.
As in all the museum’s lectures, this presentation will be offered as a hybrid event; individuals can participate online using Zoom or in-person at the museum. Event registration is free but is required. Donations are encouraged and can be given upon registration.
For more information or to register, visit

Fundraiser dinner
A BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser to benefit Wreaths Across America will be held Saturday, April 15 from 5 p.m. until sold out at the Port Clinton Elks Lodge, 231 Buckeye Boulevard.
Tickets are $15 for the dinner, which includes a half-chicken, au gratin potatoes, green beans, roll and dessert. Dine in or carry out.
The fundraiser will also include a silent auction, a meat raffle and entertainment by Canyon from 5-9 p.m.
Each dinner purchased will provide a remembrance wreath at the final resting place of an Ottawa County veteran.
Pre-sale tickets are available by calling Shelley Schutte at 419-260-7685.

Road closing
for waterline
Andrus Road at Tracy Road in Northwood will be closed through April, the Northwestern Water and Sewer District has announced.
The closure is needed to complete work on a $1.9 million waterline replacement project, district officials said.
The detour route is Oregon Road, Walbridge Road and East Broadway Street.


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