News Briefs Week of 3/8/2021

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Hayes to present
Saturday kids’ event
Kids can make a suncatcher and enjoy pre-packaged pancakes during Second Saturdays R 4 Kids on Saturday, March 13, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.
During this program, kids will learn about Maslenitsa, a week-long Russian festival celebrating the end of winter and welcoming the sun for spring.
Participants can stop by between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. The program is open-house style, and admission is free.
Second Saturdays R 4 Kids activities focus on Col. Webb Hayes’ travels around the world. Webb Hayes was the son of President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes, and he founded Hayes Presidential, which is America’s first presidential library.
Activities and crafts are inspired by Webb Hayes’ adventures and locations he visited. This month, Russia is featured.
This program is focused for kids in kindergarten through third grade, however, kids of any age are welcome to participate.
For more information, contact Education Coordinator Joan Eardly at 419-332-2081 or

Cedar Point to hold
national hiring day
Cedar Point announced plans to hire approximately 6,500 associates for the 2021 season.
As part of its ramp-up to opening, the park will be hosting a virtual National Hiring Day event on Saturday, March 13. Candidates can register online at
Cedar Point will also host in-person open interviews at the park on March 13. Applicants will have the opportunity to meet directly with the Cedar Point recruiting team, with appropriate health and safety protocols in place, to discuss a wide variety of seasonal roles. Open interviews will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Cedar Point Recruiting Center, 2220 First St. (corner of First Street and Cedar Point Drive) in Sandusky.
Job opportunities are available in all park operating areas, including rides, merchandise, park services, food and beverage, guest services, hospitality and more. The virtual hiring day will offer information about available jobs and individual interviews with hiring teams. The park is also offering contact-free on-boarding and virtual orientation to help hires prepare to start work.
“This summer, Cedar Point will celebrate its postponed 150th anniversary, and our associates will play a crucial role in delivering this once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. “Cedar Point is a great place to work. Gaining experience and forming friendships that will last a lifetime are huge benefits, all while making people happy by creating new memories, connections and experiences for our guests.”
Cedar Point offers flexible schedules and many perks for its associates, including discounts, reward and recognition programs, exclusive events, on-site housing and free admission to any Cedar Fair park.

Whisky Tasting
The Black Swamp Players will hold a whisky tasting fundraiser on Saturday, March 13. Hosted by Whisky Wizard Elliot MacFarlane, the event will be held at 7 p.m. at 115 E. Oak St., Bowling Green, and will run approximately 90 minutes.
Attendees will sample five whiskies from around the globe. Throughout the evening, they will learn about the background of the spirits as well as historical points of interest regarding the art of distillation.
Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at
Only 30 tickets will be sold for the event and no tickets will be sold at the door. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
Social distancing will be observed and serving will be contactless with pre-set tables. Masks are required for all attendees unless seated.
Black Swamp Players is nonprofit corporation that exists to provide opportunities for area residents to experience quality, amateur, live theatre in all its many aspects. Founded in 1968, Black Swamp Players has been providing community theatre to the Bowling Green and surrounding areas for the past 51 years. Those interested in volunteering for the organization should email

Pantry hour change
To accommodate Lenten services, the LIGHT Neighborhood Pantry at Elliston Zion United Methodist Church in Graytown will have adjusted hours on Wednesday, March 10. On that day, pantry boxes will be distributed in a drive-thru fashion from 5-6 p.m.
Volunteers will distribute boxes of food and essentials in a no-contact fashion by placing the goods in the attendees’ trunk or back seat.
The LIGHT Neighborhood Pantry is open to residents of Ottawa County struggling with food or financial insecurity. Please bring ID.
Visitors are welcome to attend the church’s Lenten Supper and Gospel of Luke Bible Study, which begins with prayers at 6 p.m.
For more information, visit or email

Eastwood musical
Eastwood High School will present, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Musical,” March 12-14 and March 19-21 in the high school auditorium, 4900 Sugar Ridge Rd., Pemberville.
Curtain time is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are available online at

Courthouse tours
The Wood County Bicentennial Committee and the Wood County Commissioners invite the public to explore the historic Wood County Courthouse during guided tours that will take place from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17.
The tours are part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Wood County in 2020, and the 125th anniversary of the Wood County Courthouse in 2021.
Tours will take place every 30 minutes and last about an hour. Led by former Wood County Auditor Mike Sibbersen and Wood County Common Pleas Judge Matthew Reger, the tours will explore areas that are not typically open to the public, including the basement, attic and all floors of the courthouse.
Each tour group will be limited to 10 people to allow for social distancing, and everyone must wear a mask while inside the courthouse.
Tours must be reserved ahead of time by emailing Jen Heffernan at or calling 419-354-9210.

Historic book sale
Oregon Jerusalem Historical Society is presenting a Historical Book Sale Saturdays March 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or until sold out at First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St., Oregon. Those attending should enter the church through the south side door (facing the OJHS parking lot) or the north entry, facing the church parking lot.
“Our library is overflowing with a very large collection of historical books,” said Michelle Quilter, OJHS president. “We need to make room to continue preserving the important papers, charts, maps, documents, pictures, artifacts and media pertaining to our community.”
The sale features historical books, featuring the Civil War through WWII. First-come, first served. No early sales. All sales are final. Books are priced at $1 per pound. Cash and checks will be accepted.
Masks will be required at the sale. Gloves will also be required when selecting purchases. Social distancing rules will apply.
For more info, call the OJHS office at 419-693-7052 and leave a message.

Shooting suspect
turns self in
As of Thursday, one suspect remained at large in the March 1 shooting death of a man in the 1500 block of Nevada Street in East Toledo.
Police said Brandon Lampros, 22, has turned himself in but the other suspect, Mathew Garcia, 23, was still at large.
Police were dispatched to the scene about 6:22 p.m. and found Brad Keel, 44, and David Misch, 19, each suffering from at least one gunshot wound.
They were transported to St. Vincent Medical Center where Keel died.
Murder warrants were issued for Lampros and Garcia.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crimestopper.


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