News Briefs Week Of 6/6/2022

Staff Writer

Mercy Mobile
Mercy Health’s mobile mammography unit will visit several areas throughout the region in June.
The unit, which delivers 3D mammograms to women age 40 and older, offers patients the option of self-compression, meaning the patient has the ability to control the compression once they are in position.
The June schedule includes:
• Thursday, June 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YWCA Event at Glass City Church of Christ, 901 Hoag St., Toledo.
• Friday, June 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mercy Health - Jefferson Family Medicine, 2200 Jefferson Ave., Toledo.
• Tuesday, June 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mercy Health - Oregon Clinic/Bay Meadows Family Medicine, 3851 Navarre Ave., Oregon.
• Wednesday, June 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mercy Health – Franklin Family Medicine, 2213 Franklin Ave., Toledo.
• Thursday, June 16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Helping Hands at St. Louis, 443 6th St., Toledo.
• Friday, June 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mercy Health - Waterville Primary Care, 1222 Pray Boulevard.
• Wednesday, June 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Old West End Community Health Center, 2244 Collingwood Boulevard, Toledo.
• Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Mind, Body & Spirit Fair at Corinth Baptist Church, 2283 Putnam St., Toledo.
• Wednesday, June 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Starbright Primary Care, 28555 Starbright Boulevard, Perrysburg.
• Thursday, June 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mercy Health – Perrysburg Primary Care & Walk-In, 1103 Village Square, Perrysburg.
Patients are urged to verify if Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital is an in-network provider with their insurance carriers. Financial need-based assistance programs available to those who are uninsured or underinsured. Call 419-696-5839 for more information.
Screenings are by appointment only - call 833-MAMM-VAN to schedule. To view the full list of dates and locations, visit

Dog wash fundraiser
The Humane Society of Ottawa County will hold a dog wash Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m.-noon at Dubbert’s Professional Outdrive Services, 2344 E. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton.
The cost is $10 per dog or $15 for two dogs. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Ottawa County.
The next dog wash fundraiser will be held Saturday, July 23 at Dubbert's.
For more details, call the shelter at 419-734-5191.

Refuge Recycle
Roundup June 11
Have outdated electronics or clothing items that are still usable or in rough shape? Take them to Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge’s Recycle Roundup on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine.
Electronics items accepted include computers/servers, keyboards and mice, monitors/displays, cell phones, storage devices/flash drives, video game consoles, printers, scanners, memory/RAM, networking hardware, stereo equipment/speakers, and projectors (no TVs/ CRT monitors).
Textile items accepted include anything made from cloth or artificial fabric like vinyl. Nearly all textiles can be recycled, such as clothing (pants, jeans, skirts, dresses, suits, shorts, shirts, tees, tanks); outerwear (coats, jackets, gloves, hats, scarves); footwear (shoes, boots, heels, sneakers, sandals, socks, tights); undergarments (bras, underwear, slips, camisoles); accessories (hats, belts, ties, scarves, headbands); handbags (wallets, totes, luggage, backpacks, briefcases) and linens (towels, sheets, comforters, blankets, tablecloths). Textile items may be brought in garbage bags.
Those wishing to participate may recycle their items for $10 per carload. Funds will help to support conservation efforts at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge will receive cash per pound for recycled textiles.
Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting the drop-off location with the help of Recycle I.T. USA Toledo LLC and Clothes Bin Ohio.
The refuge is located at 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor. Look for the big green building off of Route 2. The Recycling Round Up will be held near the Visitor Center.
The Wildlife Drive will also be open on June 11. Visitors are welcome to take the seven-mile, one-way gravel road back through woodland, prairie and wetland habitats. The Wildlife Drive entrance is in the Visitor Center Parking Lot, and the drive is open from sunrise to sunset (weather permitting).

Deadly driving
season starting
The time from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend is referred to as the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer.
Last year, 400 fatal crashes killed 434 people during this time period. The 100 days only represent 27 percent of the calendar year, but they account for more than one third of all fatal traffic crashes and deaths.
The 100 days also encompass the primary motorcycle riding months. Motorcycle crashes made up less than 3 percent of all crashes during this time frame, but made up about 32 percent of the fatal crashes.
“As you travel to see family and friends this summer, commit to driving sober, obeying the speed limit and not driving distracted,” said Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Ohio Highway Patrol Superintendent. “Your safety is our top concern.”
Last year during the time frame, speeding citations of 20 mph or more over the speed limit accounted for 33,000 citations. More than 1,500 of those citations involved speeds of at least 100 mph.
Also, during this time period, troopers made more than 5,421 impaired driving arrests and issued 24,345 safety belt citations.
You can call #677 to report drug activity and dangerous or impaired driving.
A statistical map detailing citations and other 100 Deadliest Days related information can be found at

Salvation Army
offers camp
The Salvation Army Port Clinton Service Center has six available spots for Camp Neosa to be held June 20-24. The camp program is provided free of charge for children ages 6-12 who complete the online application and turn in the $25 registration fee. Transportation is provided.
Applications are available at
At Camp NEOSA the children will experience activities that are geared towards assisting the development of their physical, social, and spiritual needs. The camp is aimed at helping learn and develop good health habits in cleanliness, proper rest, balanced diet, and exercise.
Camp NEOSA is located on a 200-acre peninsula on 1,000-acre Leeville Lake in Carrolton, Ohio. The nature surroundings contribute to the spiritual, educational, social, and recreational needs of campers and their days are filled with hiking, swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, sports, and drama activities.
For information contact Maureen Saponari at The Salvation Army- Port Clinton Service Center at 419-732-2769 or
Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Kalmar to retire
as administrator
of Wood County
The Wood County Commissioners have announced the retirement of Andrew Kalmar, county administrator. His last day as administrator will be July 1.
Kalmar started as county administrator in January 2000, following the retirement of Richard Edwards. Prior to his service with the commissioners, he served as director of the Wood County Park District.
He is originally from Troy, Ohio, and graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and a Master of Public Administration degree.
Kalmar was instrumental in guiding the county through the challenges of the pandemic over the last several years.
Commissioner Doris Herringshaw stated, “Andrew’s great character and leadership will be missed as he has worked to assemble a great team of department heads that will lead Wood County comfortably into the future. His contributions have helped make Wood County a great place to live and work, and we appreciate his many years of service.”
The commissioners are planning a retirement reception in Kalmar’s honor on June 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the commissioners’ hearing room on the Fifth Floor of the County Office Building.
The commissioners appointed Carri Stanley as the new county administrator effective July 3.
Ms. Stanley was appointed assistant county administrator in 2019.

Municipal pool
opens for season
The Village of Walbridge has opened its municipal pool at Aqua Terrace for the season. Hours are noon to 7:30 p.m., seven days a week.
The rate is $6 per day for anyone over four. Aqua Terrace is located at 400 Parkview Lane.
For information about membership rates call 419-666-1830.

Bridge project to
close Nissen Rd.
Ottawa County has contracted with R&I Construction to replace the bridge on Nissen Road over Packer Creek.
The project will require the full closure of the bridge and no through traffic will be permitted.
The closure is scheduled to start June 6 and a tentative completion date has been set for Aug. 5.
The bridge is located between Hellwig and Zwicker roads.
A detour route will be posted.


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