News Briefs Week Of 6/27/2022

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Woodville 4th of July Celebration set for June 30-July 2

The 80th Woodville 4th of July Celebration will be held June 30-July 2 in Trail Marker Park on South Cherry Street in the village.
The celebration kicks off with the opening of the beer tent Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. The beer tent will remain open until 10 p.m. Packet pickup for the 5K race, will be held from 7-9 p.m.
The festivities include:
Thursday, June 30:
5 p.m. – Midway opens, car show (orchard).
6 p.m. – 5K race packet pickup, Heidi’s Twirler’s (tennis court).
7 p.m. – Dance Party with A & J Sound (front stage).
7:30 p.m. – Local performers (beer tent).
Friday, July 1:
5 p.m. – Midway opens, race registration.
6 p.m. – Dem Bonz (front stage).
7:04 p.m. – Kids’ 1-mile Fun Run.
7:30 p.m. – 5K race, Wolf Creek Project (beer tent).
July 2:
Noon – Grand Parade, midway opens.
1 p.m. – Glittering Stars Dance Co. (front stage).
2 p.m. – Woodville High School/Woodmore Reunion (beer tent).
2:30 p.m. – Parade awards presented (front stage).
5 p.m. – Bicycle drawing (raffle stand).
6 p.m. – Kindred Soul (front stage).
7:30 p.m. – Dem Bonz (beer tent).
10 p.m. – Fireworks.
Raffle drawings will be held Thursday-Saturday at 11 p.m. Daily events also include bingo at 6 p.m. and Big Six at 7 p.m.
Ride tickets are $1.25 each, $20 for 20 and $40 for 40 (rides are three-five tickets each). All-day wristbands will be available for $25.
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Cholesterol clinics
The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is currently scheduling cholesterol screening clinics for July.
Screenings are open to Wood County residents age 25 years and older. The cost is $20 for those 60 and over, $25 for those 25-59. These screenings require an appointment and pretest instructions.
The screening panel includes total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), triglycerides, total cholesterol/HDL ratio and a blood glucose level. Results will be immediately available and discussed with clients by a registered nurse.
Dates and locations include:
• Wood County Senior Center (Bowling Green), 9-11 a.m. – Tuesday, July 12; Wednesday, July 13 and Friday, July 22.
• Perrysburg Area Senior Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Friday, July 8; Tuesday, July 19.
To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-367-4935 or 419-353-5661 and ask for the Social Services Department.

Downtown Fremont
Car Show planned
Downtown Fremont will host its second of three Fremont Federal Credit Union Car Shows for the season on Saturday, July 2 from 5- 8 p.m., rain or shine, on the downtown streets.
Registration for the car show is free. Pre-registration to the Car Show is highly recommended by calling/texting 567-342-4758 or emailing by Thursday, June 30 at 5 p.m.
The Car Show entrance is on Front Street, near the entrance from State Street. Check-in for Car Show participants will be in Lot A (Brady Parking Lot) on Front Street.
Awards and trophies will be awarded at 7:45 p.m. Dash plaques and goodie bags will be given to the first 150 participants and there will also be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Food truck and special vendors will be a part of the car show also.
At 6 p.m., Down Thyme Café will host Fremont’s Frankfurter Eating Contest at the intersection of Front and Garrison streets. The event is open to 10-15 individuals, both men and women, over 18 years old who would like to participate.
Entry forms may be picked up and dropped off at Down Thyme Café, 115 S Front St., Fremont or emailed to
Call 419-332-4334, visit or follow Downtown Fremont Inc. on social media for updates and more info.

Voter registration
deadline is July 5
The Ottawa County Board of Elections reminds voters that the closing date for new voter registrations and changes of address and names for the 2022 August Primary Election is July 5.
Regular office hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Board of Elections will be open Tuesday, July 5 until 9 p.m. Absentee in-person voting begins July 6 at 8 a.m. and ends Monday Aug. 1 at 2 p.m.
The Board of Elections office is located at 8444 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.
New registrations and changes of address and name may also be made at any public library, any Bureau of Motor Vehicles office, the Ottawa County Health Department and at the Ottawa County Courthouse at the Clerk of Courts Title Department or the Treasurer’s office.
Change of address may be completed online at
Call the Board of Elections office at 419-898-3071 with any questions.

Board of elections
hiring workers
The Lucas County Board of Elections is in need of Election Day workers, precinct election officials (PEO) and seasonal workers for the Aug. 2 Primary Election cycle.
These Election Day workers, PEOs and seasonal workers help ensure that their neighbors can vote with ease, while also helping to safeguard the process so that all Ohioans can have confidence in the results.
PEO time commitment includes a mandatory training class, the Monday-evening set-up prior to Election Day, and work to be performed on Election Day (typically starting at 5:30 a.m. and concluding at 8:30 p.m.). PEOs will be paid a minimum of $185 for training and completion of Election Day work.
Contact Robert Royster at 419-213-2043 or or Veronica Hill at 419-213-2034 or to work as a PEO.
Election Day worker hours will be dependent upon job specification. Hours worked will be between two and 15 hours, depending upon job assignment. Election Day workers are paid between $11.50 and $18 per hour. Positions available are rovers, riders, hospital patient ballot delivery, sub-station worker and election night tabulation workers. Some jobs require mandatory training at $15-$25 per class.
To be eligible, a candidate:
• Must be a U.S. citizen.
• Must be at least 18 years of age.
• Must be a registered voter in Lucas County.
• Must not have been convicted of a felony and cannot be a candidate for office in the election for which they would be working as a PEO.
• Must have reliable transportation.
Those who are interested in Election Day positions may contact Pamela Wilson at 419-213-2644 or or Patricia Smith at 419-213-2045 or
For employment applications, visit to Lucas County Board of Elections website at

Fireworks ban
topic of special
council meeting

Walbridge Village Council has scheduled a special meeting for June 27 to consider an ordinance to reaffirm the village ban on fireworks without a permit.
The meeting is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.
The ordinance, if approved, will declare the village’s intent to opt out of a new state law that allows someone authorized to possess consumer grade fireworks to ignite them on their property, or someone else’s property with the owner’s permission.
House Bill 172 was signed by Gov. Mike DeWine last year and amends the Ohio Revised Code effective July 1.
Municipalities will have the authority to retain any ordinances that regulate or prohibit the discharging of fireworks in their jurisdictions by opting out of the bill’s provisions.
The proposed Walbridge measure states that all provisions of the village’s codified ordinances …”concerning the discharge, ignition or exploding of fireworks, and all ordinances that regulate noise, disturbance of the peace and disorderly conduct, will remain in full force regardless of the permissions granted in H.B. 172.”


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