News Briefs Week Of 10/24/2022

Staff Writer

Halloween Party
at Camp Miakonda
The Erie Shores Council of the Boy Scouts of America will host their annual community Halloween Party, presented by the Rotary Club of Reynolds Corners, Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 23 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
The event, which is open to the public, will offer haunted attractions and other activities on the grounds of historic Camp Miakonda at 5600 W Sylvania Ave., Toledo.
“This is one of our most anticipated events of the year. We welcome over 1,500 people from the community onto the historic grounds of Camp Miakonda for family-friendly, spooky fun.” said Ed Caldwell, Erie Shores Council Scout Executive/CEO.
Caldwell adds, “The Halloween Party is an affordable evening for families. Admission includes haunted cabins, haunted trail, trick or treating, a huge display of inflatable characters, hayrides, and more.”
Advanced tickets can be purchased online for $7 each at or at the door for $9 each. Children 2 and under are admitted free.

Shredding event
Wood County’s 5th Annual Personal Shredding Event will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m.-noon, or until the truck is full, in the Wood County Job and Family Services employee parking lot (west side), 1928 E. Gypsy Lane, Bowling Green (enter off Gypsy Lane Road).
County residents may bring up to five bags or boxes of paper items to be shredded onsite. Organizers ask that those bringing recyclables bring a toy, gift card or cash donation to be given to children involved with Wood County Job and Family Services this holiday season.
Masks will be required for those who get out of their vehicles.
Event sponsors include Wood County Commissioners, Wood County Solid Waste Management District, Wood County Job and Family Services and Vital Records Control.

Dinner planned
The Hungarian Club of Toledo is sponsoring a carry out/dine in Chicken Paprikas Dinner Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Hungarian Club, 224 Paine Ave.
The traditional dinner will feature chicken paprikas, dumplings/ nokedli, glazed carrots, Vienna bread and butter, cucumber salad and Hungarian pastries.
Carry out will be available from 12-3 p.m. Dine-in from 5-7 p.m. Reservations are required by Oct. 26 and may be made by calling Betty Ujvagi at 419-691-6958 or Mike Csizmar at 419-693-4776. Tickets are $15 for club members and $20 for nonmembers, payable by Oct. 26 by cash, check or credit/debit.

Boo on the Boat
Ghouls and goblins are invited to trick-or-treat aboard two of Toledo’s most historic haunts, the Col. James Schoonmaker Museum Ship and the Museum Tug Ohio as the National Museum of the Great Lakes presents Boo on the Boat, Friday Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 30.
Trick-or-treat in costume from the pilot houses to the galleys and everywhere in between throughout the event. Goodies will be distributed using pre-portioned, sealed bags at stations to help youths explore Great Lakes history and the museum ships in a fun, age-appropriate way.
Non-food treats will also be available for children with food allergies.
Museum and ship admission is required. Admission is $16 for nonmember adults, $12 for youths ages 6-17 and free for members and children birth-age 5. Advance tickets are available online at
The National Museum of the Great Lakes is located at 1701 Front St., Toledo.

Be Part of the Art
A glass-themed art installation is planned for Glass City Metropark next year, and the community is invited to be part of its creation.
Metroparks Toledo and The Arts Commission will host an event Sunday, Oct. 30 from noon-4 p.m. at Glass City Metropark, 983 Front St., Toledo, where the public is invited to bring glass objects or objects related to the history of glass to be photographed for possible inclusion in the “Field of Histories.”
The finished installation will consist of 175 glass orbs on posts, in which the objects provided from the community will be scanned and laser engraved inside. The project will also link to an online catalog of audio and/or written recordings of personal histories gathered at the workshops.
Community members are invited to bring up to two objects to the event that have personal significance and that represent part of the history of Toledo. Items could be from the industrial history of glass manufacturing, decorative objects particular to one’s cultural community or homemade objects that expresses personal craft.
Organizers are particularly interested in stories about Toledo that haven’t been told yet, and that help this project reflect the full breadth of experiences in the Glass City.
Volunteers and staff of The Arts Commission and Metroparks Toledo will photograph objects and record (in writing or audio recording) information about the object provided by each participant. Some objects submitted and recorded may not be included in the final project.
Criteria for objects include:
• No taller than 16 inches.
• No bigger than 12” wide or 12” long.
• Rigid objects made of a hard material (such as glass, metal, ceramic, concrete, plastic, or wood). No soft objects made of materials such as fabrics, paper, plants or food.
Art and park activities for families will be included while participants wait to document their stories.

St. Paul’s Church
plans Family Festival
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1459 South St. (SR 795), Millbury, will present a free Fall Family Festival Sunday, Oct. 30 from noon-4 p.m.
The event, which is open to all in the community, will feature a bouncy house, pumpkin painting, carnival games with prizes, fishing for apples, a pumpkin toss, cookie decorating, prizes in a haystack and more. Free snacks and a free chili cook-off will also be available.
Parents are invited to join in the fun and will need to sign permission slips for the bouncy house.
“As we work toward our new children’s ministry, St. Paul’s is reaching out to the local communities with this big kick-off event,” said St. Paul’s UMC member Marilyn Baker. “We are celebrating all the wonderful children in our area.”

Road crews in Genoa
Ottawa County crews are working on shoulder and drainage improvements along Genoa-Clay Center Road, between the southern Genoa village limits and Camper Road.
Traffic is restricted to one lane during the project, which began Oct.17 and expected to be complete by Nov. 10. Crews are working Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Solid Waste District is suspending the Aim to be Green recycling program in Green Creek Township while the township reviews alternate sites for the program.
The last day to drop off recyclables at the current site was Oct. 19.
Township residents may call the current hauler, Rumpke Waste and Recycling Services, to establish service on their own as an option.
For more information, contact the OSS at 1-888-850-7224 or on Twitter at OSS Solid Waste @Aim2BGreen.

Vacancy on
Eastwood board
The Eastwood school board is accepting applications through Oct. 25 for a vacant seat on the board.
The board plans to schedule interviews for selected applicants on Oct. 25 starting at 5 p.m.
Applicants will be contacted to schedule a time for an interview, which will take 30-45 minutes.
Last week, the board accepted the resignation of Jim Rogers, who has been a board member for seven years.
Superintendent Brent Welker praised Rogers for his service to the school system, including his work on the district’s first Business Advisory Council in 2007.
Welker said Rogers helped the district when it was facing a difficult financial period.
The person appointed to fill the vacancy will serve the remaining portion of Rogers’ term, which expires Dec. 31, 2023.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to Brent Welker, Superintendent, 120 E. College St., Pemberville, Ohio 43450 or email to

‘Young Frankenstein’
Oregon Community Theatre will present the Mel Brooks musical, “Young Frankenstein,” Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 4-5 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. at Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave, Oregon.
The show’s production team includes Angela Cooney, producer; Victoria Monhollen-Bandeen, director; Xavier Smith, music director and Kristin Reichardt, choreographer. The show is rated PG-13 for adult themes and language.
OCT's 2022-2023 season includes “Noises Off,” Feb. 17-19 and 24-25, 2023; “Escape to Margaritaville,” May 5-7 and 12-13 and “Matilda, Jr.,” July 13-16.
To purchase individual show or season tickets, visit or call 419-691-1398.

THS adoption special
The Toledo Humane Society is offering a “Happy Half Off Howl-O-Ween” adoption promotion through Sunday, Oct. 31.
Through the end of the month, THS is reducing adoption fees by half on all animals in its care, including adult cats and dogs, puppies, kittens and pocket pets. As always, adoption fees include spay/neuter of the animal, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and preventatives, a veterinary exam (upon the animal’s intake), a small bag of food and a certificate for a free follow-up visit to participating veterinarians.
Adopt-one, get-one promotion on cats and kittens is still applicable with half-off adoption fees. THS is located at 827 Illinois Ave. in Maumee. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visit for more information.


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