News Briefs Week Of 8/1/2022

Quilters plan picnic
The Maumee Bay Country Quilters’ Guild will hold its annual picnic Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. at Cedar Creeks Preserve, 4575 Walbridge Rd., Northwood.
Attendees are asked to bring their own meals and beverages. Members are asked to submit their registration forms and dues for the 2022-2023 guild year.

Fill the Truck event
Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission will host a “Fill the Truck” event Sunday, Aug. 7 in the parking lot at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1213 Washington St.
All village residents wanting to donate clothing may drop off items between 2 and 7 p.m. there. The effort is open to any resident who has participated in the village-wide garage sales, or anyone else in the area looking to donate good quality clothing to those in need.
This is a clothing-only donation site.

Woodmore hearing
on special ed grant
Woodmore Local Schools will hold a public hearing on the fiscal year 2023 Special Education Part B-IDEA federal grant funding at 6 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the beginning of the monthly board meeting.
Information on the annual special education budget will be made available for discussion and comments from the general public will be allowed. The meeting will be held at the Woodmore High School Media Center, 633 Fremont St., Elmore. In addition, a separate hearing will be held immediately following the Special Education Part B-IDEA hearing regarding the remaining federal grants with public comments permitted.

Family picnic planned
82nd Airborne Division Association – Toledo Chapter, will host a family picnic Sunday, Aug. 7 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Toledo Shrine pavilion, 655 S. Coy Rd., Oregon.
Anyone in any branch of the military that served on Jump Status or completed Army Jump School during their service, along with their families, is invited.
The chapter will provide hamburgers and hot dogs. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish and/or dessert. RSVP by calling 419-213-0214.

Volunteers sought
Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers for the “Rock the Block” event in East Toledo Aug. 6.
Volunteers will work on improvement projects and light exterior home repairs such as painting, washing windows and siding, landscaping and trash pick-up for residents as well as projects in Navarre Park.
MVHFH has a goal of recruiting 60-80 volunteers for the event, which is being sponsored by Toledo Refining Co.
The day will begin with a check-in at 8:30 a.m. at Navarre Park.
Planners expect to have the volunteer effort completed by 12:30 p.m. A community party with food and entertainment will follow at the East Toledo Senior Center.
Volunteers can register at or by calling Kelly Davis at 419-382-1964.

Drainage work
on Fostoria Rd.
Work on drainage improvements along Fostoria Road is expected to continue through Aug. 4.
Crews will be working along the road, between State Rt. 51 and Trowbridge Road, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Emergency vehicles and local traffic will be accommodated but other motorists will need to use alternate routes.

Ceremony for
vets highway
State Representative Haraz Ghanbari and State Senator Theresa Gavarone and local officials are scheduled to attend the dedication Aug. 1 of a section of State Rt. 795 to recognize armed service veterans from Lake Township.
Lake Township Veterans Memorial Highway will be dedicated Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. with a ceremony at the township administration building, 27975 Cummings Rd.
House Bill 291 designates the portion of Rt. 795 between Tracy Road and Fostoria Road for the memorial highway and enables the Ohio Department of Transportation to erect suitable markers along the highway indicating the designation.

Rides on tri-
motor offered
On Aug. 5-7, the “City of Port Clinton,” the 1928 Ford Tri-Motor aircraft owned by Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton will be offering sight-seeing tours in an homage to the flight path that made it a northern Ohio spectacle during the dawn of modern aviation.
Interested passengers can join the crew on these flights; adult walk-up tickets are available for $85 or in advance for $80, Children 17 and under fly for $55. Contact
The Ford Tri-Motor aircraft was designed in 1927 and despite being efficiently manufactured by Henry Ford, the plane was discontinued after only 199 units were manufactured. Today, only eight remain flyable, some making cameo appearances in more than 25 movies since 1933.
The Ford Tri-Motor aircraft holds special attachment to the Northern Ohio Area as the nameplate was used as daily transportation for school children back and forth from the Lake Erie Islands to classes on the mainland
For information, contact Jim Priebe with Liberty Aviation Museum at 440-781-9618.

Faculty recruitment
at Owens College
Owens Community College will hold a recruitment event for adjunct faculty positions Aug. 4 from 5-6 p.m.
The event will be held online via Blackboard Collaborate. Visit to participate.
Owens is seeking adjunct faculty personnel in several academic disciplines, including nursing, skilled trades, humanities, social/behavior sciences, and fine and performing arts.


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