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Conservative voter
town hall planned
The Northwest Ohio Conservative Coalition (NWOCC) will sponsor a Conservative Voter Town Hall Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Schaller Memorial Hall, 130 W. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg.
This event will give voters the opportunity to tell candidates for office what they think are the most important local, national and international issues.
Candidates for office are welcome to attend, but for the first hour, they will sit and listen to voters. Attendees (voters and candidates) will be asked to rank the following issues:
• The economy – inflation, taxes, federal debt and size of government.
• Social issues – abortion, diversity/equity/inclusion, education and gender issues.
• Security – border/illegal immigration, foreign aid, military funding and involvement overseas.
Voters and candidates are asked not to speak negatively about candidates but speak to the issues. There will be time for voters and candidates to meet and talk after the event.
Candidates scheduled to attend include Sally Culling (Ohio House), Steve Lankenau (U.S. Congress), JR Majewski (US Congress) and Craig Riedel (U.S. Congress).
The event is free and open to the public. NWOCC is renting the hall; any attendees causing a disruption will be asked to leave.
NWOCC is a non-connected political action committee registered with the Federal Election Commission and the State of Ohio. For more information, visit or email

Holiday closure
The Ottawa County Board of Elections office will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 in observance of Presidents Day.
Office hours will resume Tuesday, Feb. 20. Call 419-898-3071 for more details.

Fireworks fund
reverse raffle
A reverse raffle to benefit the Oak Harbor Fireworks Fund will be held Saturday, May 11 at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.
Tickets are $50 each. Only 250 tickets are available. Tickets include one meal; additional meal tickets are $20 each. The first-place prize is $2,500, second place will win $750 and the third-place prize is $250. Other prizes include $100 for the first ticket drawn and $50 for every 25th ticket drawn. If all tickets are not sold, prize amounts may be decreased.
The event will also include games, sideboards, a Chinese auction and more.
Must be 21 to enter. Raffle ticketholders need not be present to win. Tickets are available at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, 161 W. Water St., or from any board member.
All proceeds raised will benefit the Oak Harbor fireworks show.

‘On Your Block’
meeting Feb. 20
The City of Toledo and Toledo's Department of Transportation (TDOT) will continue a series of community meetings in February called “On Your Block” for Districts 2, 3, 5 and 6.
These public meetings aim to bring residents together in each city council district to discuss vital projects in the area and address questions related to construction decisions and road projects.
Residents are invited to meet with their district council member and other city representatives. Issues to be addressed are road repairs, what residents can expect during construction season and what the city takes into consideration when designing and construction of roads.
Locally, a meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. District 3 Councilmember Theresa Gadus will be on hand.
For more information visit:

Meeting change
The regular monthly Woodmore school board meeting scheduled for Feb. 15 has been changed to Thursday, Feb. 22.
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Woodmore High School.

Cedar Point hiring event
Cedar Point is set to hire 7,000 seasonal associates as it prepares to open for the 2024 season in May.
The park anticipates filling the majority of those roles during a week-long hiring blitz to be held Feb. 17-24 online and at the Cedar Point Recruiting Center in Sandusky.
The park has a wide variety of positions available, including ride operators, food and beverage, lifeguards and aquatics, security, hotels, maintenance, behind-the-scenes roles and others.
Hourly pay ranges from $13-$17 (for those who are 16 years of age or older) based on experience, prior service and position. The park also offers many perks for associates, including discounts, reward and recognition programs, exclusive associate-only events, ride nights, on-site housing for those who qualify and free admission to any Cedar Fair park.
The in-person job fairs will be open throughout the week from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cedar Point Recruiting Center, 2210 1st St. in Sandusky. Interested candidates will have the ability to apply, interview and get hired the same day. For more details, candidates can visit

Highway patrol
hosting testing
for applicants
On February 20, the Ohio State Highway Patrol will host regional testing for prospective applicants at the Cedar Point Sports Center, 2701 Cleveland Road in Sandusky.
Those interested in employment with the patrol can come to the Cedar Point Sports Center at 9 a.m., where they will have the ability to talk with troopers about a career in our communities and on Ohio roadways.
Those who meet the basic requirements to be a trooper – age 20 to 39, U.S. citizen, high school diploma or GED, and a valid driver license – will have the opportunity to complete an application and a written test during the event.
If the written test is passed, applicants can proceed and take the physical fitness assessment on the spot. Prospective applicants should arrive in appropriate business attire with identification and bring physical fitness clothing with them.
The regional testing opportunity gives prospective applicants a chance to quickly complete the first few steps of the application process, bringing them closer to their goal of being a trooper.
The Patrol is accepting applications for the next Academy Class. Those who can’t make it on Feb. 20, or want more details on the requirements or application process should call 1-866-TROOPER.


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