News Briefs Week Of 5/9/2022

Staff Writer

OSS Solid Waste
District grants
Local non-profits, educational institutions, and government agencies are now able to apply for the newest round of competitive funding grants through the Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Solid Waste District.
This will be the second round of competitive funding in 2022 after the first round of grant applications closed Jan. 30. This round of applications is through June 30. All projects are limited to a $10,000 grant. This does not include match funds.
The district does not provide retroactive funding for any project that is in progress or already completed. All products purchased through this grant must contain a minimum of 25% recycled content. Projects that can get funded include education programs, composting/yard waste management, recycling/waste reduction efforts, buying recycled, and other projects.
The district provides a specified amount of money in the budget each year for the Competitive Funding Program. For yearly funding amounts, contact the District Director Gary Baty at 419-334-7222, ext. 1 or by email,
Visit for more information on the Competitive Funding Grant as well as previous grant winners and to apply for this upcoming grant.

Free admission
offered for moms
All moms will receive free admission to the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and a free Hayes Home poster on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8.
The museum will be open from noon to 5 p.m. The first tour of the Hayes Home will be at 1 p.m., and the last tour will be at 4 p.m. The research library is closed on Sundays.
To take advantage of this offer, moms and their families can come to the museum front desk and check in with the receptionist. Those who would like to make advance reservations can call 419-332-2081. The free admission is for moms only, and the offer is good on Sunday, May 8, only.
For admission rates, visit

Garage Sale
The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the Annual Village-wide Garage Sale Days Friday and Saturday June 3 and 4.
A complete list of sales will be available at the chamber office, 161 W. Water St., and the Oak Harbor Public Library, 147 W. Main St., and also on starting Wednesday June 1.
A $3 minimum donation is required to have a sale placed on the list. Information must be received by Tuesday May 31.
For more information, call the chamber office at 419-898-0479.

LEGO Cup Challenge
Kids can get hands-on experience with STEM by taking part in the Wood County District Public Library’s LEGO Cup Challenge Saturdays May 14, June 4, June 18, July 9 and July 29 from 2-4 p.m. at the libraries in Walbridge and Bowling Green.
During the challenge, participants will be given a cup of LEGOs and an item or structure to build using as many LEGOs in their cup as possible. After building, creations will be put on display at the library.
The Walbridge Library is located at 108 N. Main St. The Wood County District Library is located at 251 N. Main St., Bowling Green Library.
For more information, call 419-352-8253, email or visit

Demonstration Days
Enjoy free family fun at Demonstration Days the Wood County Museum Saturday May 14 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, May 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The event will feature reenactors portraying life during the exploration of the Northwest Territory and the Ohio Country, especially along and near the Portage River in Wood County. Outdoor demonstrations are free and open to the public. Food trucks will be onsite for the event.
Those interested in participating as a reenactor or vendor may contact Frank Butwin at 419-270-0622 or
The event is co-sponsored by the Wood County Museum and the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor.
The Wood County Museum will be open for self-guided tours from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, with discounts for seniors, veterans and children.
The museum, located at 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green, is handicap accessible with an elevator, handicap restrooms, and ample visitor parking. Additional handicap parking is available behind the museum (south side) and guests may use the museum's elevator entrance.
All events are detailed at or by following the Wood County Museum on social media.

Volunteer appreciation
As part of National Salvation Army week, The Salvation Army will conduct its Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon to thank volunteers and community partners Wednesday, May 11 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at The Venues, 540 S. St. Clair St., Toledo.
Volunteers and partners can stop by the event and grab their Tony Packo’s meal to go or stay and enjoy songs from the Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble.
For more information, visit

Historical society
plans presentation
Oregon Jerusalem Historical Society is hosting a presentation on the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse, Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Brandville Museum Complex, 1133 Grasser Rd., Oregon.
Come and hear what is new and updated at the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse and what the future plans are for it.
The presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Membership meeting
The Wood County Historical Society will hold a special membership meeting Saturday, June 4, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Wood County Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green.
The purpose of the special meeting is to show member appreciation, provide museum highlights, and give historical society members the opportunity to review and vote on proposed bylaws changes. Coffee and light refreshments will be served and there will be a short program from the Wood County Historical Society Board President, Hal Brown, and Museum Director Kelli Kling.
The voting window will remain open until 10:30 a.m. to provide opportunity for historical society members in good standing to cast a ballot for the bylaws update.
Following the program, the museum will be open for self-guided tours of the new wedding exhibit “Allure & Illusion: A Rose Colored Romance.” Additionally, the Power of Yesteryear Tractor Club will hold its annual farm and tractor show at the Wood County Museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This is a free event and members are encouraged to attend.
The current Wood County Historical Society bylaws and proposed changes are available at or can be obtained by calling 419-352-0967 or sending an email request to
Advance reservations are appreciated by June 1. Membership in the Wood County Historical Society is open to all who are interested in promoting the society’s purpose and are current in their payment of dues, which can be made at

Diversity Career Fair
Some of the region’s leading employers, both corporate and public, will hold a diversity career fair Monday, May 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, 2444 Monroe Street, Toledo.
The event is sponsored by La-Z-Boy, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Lucas County, Metroparks Toledo, Owens Corning, ProMedica and the Toledo Museum of Art. Other participating organizations include Hylant, Lathrop, MercyHealth, PNC Bank, SJS Investments, Signature Bank and other employers.
Roundtable discussions with human resources and diversity, equity and inclusion professionals will be available to registered participants from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Registration is online at
Ana Brown, deputy chief for diversity, belonging and multicultural affairs at Bowling Green State University will be the keynote speaker.
Other speakers include Melinda Goetz, director of DEI and Les Thompson, chief HR officer at ProMedica; Leah Maguire, vice-president of inclusion and diversity at Owens Corning; and Paula Russell, senior vice-president/chief human resources officer at Owens Corning.

Prism Awards
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Prism Awards, presented by ProMedica Bay Park Hospital, are to be held on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m., hosted by Heather Pollauf of Channel 13 ABC News, honoring the area’s best businesses.
Newcomer nominees are Flawness by Mirna, Handmade Hotspot, Prime Thyme, Engage Studio Architects, Northwood Nutrition and Positive Image Dance Studio.
Large business nominees are Gardens St. Francis, Toledo Metroparks, Buckeye Broadband, Bay Park Hospital and St. Charles Mercy Hospital.
Non-profit nominees are Northwood Community Cares, Christ United Methodist Church, the Kiwanis Club, Oregon Economic Development Foundation, Oregon Health & Welfare, Oregon Senior Center, and YMCA East.
Top business people are Jean & Dave Cutcher and Sister Dorothy Thum.
Silver Award nominees are Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School, Campbell, E.S. Wagner, and Genoa Banking Company.
Small business nominees are Laurie Campos Insurance, Artistic Memorials, Open Arms, S&D Capitol, Pet Finatics, Eastpoint Physical Therapy, and Maumee Bay Turf.

Water district
receives loan
The Ohio Water Development Authority has awarded $9.18 million through low interest loans to Ohio communities to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make water quality improvements.
For the month of April, the Authority funded eight projects, including the Northwestern Water and Sewer District that will provide improvements and replace aging infrastructure. The projects received an interest rate ranging from 1.81 percent to 2.41 percent.
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District is receiving $1.28 million at 2.11 percent for 20 years for the construction of a valve building at the Oregon Road water tower in Perrysburg Township to assist with the filling of a water tower currently under construction.

Wild turkey
harvest reported
Ohio wild turkey hunters have harvested 7,551 birds during the 2022 spring hunting season as of May 1, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. The total includes results from the two-day youth season April 9-10, the first nine days of the south zone since the April 23 season opener, and the first two days of hunting in the northeast zone, which opened April 30.
Ohio has two zones for 2022 spring wild turkey hunting: the south zone and the northeast zone. The south zone’s season is open until May 22. The northeast zone (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Trumbull counties) will remain open until May 29.
A total of all wild turkeys checked by hunters in each of Ohio’s counties through May 1 is shown below. These results include nine days of hunting in the south zone, two days in the northeast zone, and the youth hunting season. The first number following the county’s name represents the 2022 harvest, with the three-year average for the corresponding dates shown in parentheses.
Adams: 177 (262); Allen: 38 (47); Ashland: 93 (112); Ashtabula: 132 (145), Athens: 146 (260); Auglaize: 14 (23); Belmont: 203 (335); Brown: 168 (259); Butler: 86 (126); Carroll: 186 (227); Champaign: 46 (56); Clark: 14 (11); Clermont: 132 (210); Clinton: 33 (47); Columbiana: 212 (268); Coshocton: 185 (288); Crawford: 32 (28); Cuyahoga: 0 (1), Darke: 38 (40); Defiance: 92 (128); Delaware: 50 (68); Erie: 16 (25); Fairfield: 59 (67); Fayette: 3 (7); Franklin: 5 (13); Fulton: 56 (68); Gallia: 184 (256); Geauga: 44 (67), Greene: 16 (12); Guernsey: 224 (327); Hamilton: 50 (61); Hancock: 14 (23); Hardin: 53 (55); Harrison: 208 (277); Henry: 21 (39); Highland: 156 (239); Hocking: 122 (173); Holmes: 119 (151); Huron: 38 (71); Jackson: 127 (234); Jefferson: 198 (275); Knox: 133 (200); Lake: 14 (24), Lawrence: 111 (150); Licking: 140 (212); Logan: 81 (67); Lorain: 53 (75); Lucas: 34 (32); Madison: 4 (5); Mahoning: 84 (118); Marion: 18 (23); Medina: 60 (71); Meigs: 184 (336); Mercer: 12 (13); Miami: 23 (16); Monroe: 186 (344); Montgomery: 9 (19); Morgan: 134 (222); Morrow: 81 (87); Muskingum: 213 (315); Noble: 173 (275); Ottawa: 0 (1), Paulding: 37 (44); Perry: 138 (182); Pickaway: 3 (14); Pike: 100 (126); Portage: 100 (152); Preble: 70 (67); Putnam: 17 (35); Richland: 108 (150); Ross: 145 (193); Sandusky: 13 (16); Scioto: 89 (176); Seneca: 63 (81); Shelby: 22 (29); Stark: 134 (162); Summit: 33 (42); Trumbull: 92 (123), Tuscarawas: 223 (312); Union: 38 (28); Van Wert: 17 (10); Vinton: 114 (197); Warren: 45 (62); Washington: 176 (313); Wayne: 67 (70); Williams: 113 (123); Wood: 12 (14); Wyandot: 45 (52).

Habitat for Humanity
plans groundbreaking
Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for a home in the Village of Elmore on May 10 at 1 p.m.
The organization will be constructing a residence at 562 Ames St., Debi Heiks, executive director, said.


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