News Briefs Week of 10/11/2021

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Beaver, river otter
trapping permits
Special permits are available for those interested in controlled trapping opportunities for beaver and river otter on public lands during the 2021-22 season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
All permits are selected through a random lottery drawing. The application period for these opportunities is open until Sunday, Oct. 17.
Apply for the permit using the Ohio's Wildlife Licensing System at See a complete list of beaver and river otter opportunities on the Controlled Hunting Access Lotteries page, also at There is a nonrefundable fee of $3 per entry.
All applicants must have a valid Ohio hunting license and fur taker permit. Beaver and river otter trapping lotteries are grouped by region; trappers may apply in only one region.
Trappers will be randomly drawn from submitted applications. Successful applicants will be notified by email. The application status is also available on the customer’s account through Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System.

Meet the candidates
Four candidates are on the Nov. 2 ballot for two open Troy Township Trustee positions. They include Tom Ballard and Jim Bell, in addition to incumbents Skip Recker and Matt Brinker.
A Meet the Candidates night has been scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. at the Township Maintenance Building, 237 Krotzer Ave., Luckey. Corey Speweik, attorney, of Webster Township, will moderate the event.

“Flavors of Fall”
Terra State Community College’s Kern Center will host “Flavors of Fall” Thursday, Oct. 21 from 5:30-10 p.m. in the Neeley Center on the college’s Fremont campus.
Flavors of Fall will include a farm-to-table dinner and cooking demo, 50/50 and auction, wine pull, cash bar, dancing and live entertainment by Rick and Amber Hults.
The event is hosted by the Kern Center’s Life Scholars program.
“Life Scholars is a peer-led group serving mature learners, 50 years old and beyond, who share a common desire to learn by broadening intellectual interests, physical activity and social interaction,” said Holly Hoffman, coordinator of community education, “There are no tests or grades, just fun experiences for active adults, regardless of their educational background. We offer classes in numerous categories including arts, wellness, history, hobbies, workshops and more.”
Flavors of Fall is $50 per person or $80 per couple. Corporate sponsorships are available at $400 for a table of eight and include one free drink ticket per person.
Proceeds will benefit Terra State’s Cunningham Endowment Fund, which provides scholarships for senior citizens in the community to attend classes and special events.
RSVP by contacting the Kern Center’s Community Education at 419-559-2255 or by emailing

Cemetery walk set
A Fall Tree and Tombstone Tour will be conducted Sunday, Oct. 10 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1502 Central Ave, Toledo.
Local historian and author Tedd Long will discuss the healthcare heroes laid to rest at Woodlawn. Along the tour, Patty Toneff will highlight the autumn colors on display in the certified arboretum, which features more than 130 varieties of stately trees on display.
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery and Arboretum is a National Historic Site and features more than 60 acres of scenic and rolling hills. A public mausoleum, crematory, cremation niches as well as traditional burial plots are open to people of all spiritual beliefs and ethnicities. For more information and to register, call 419-472-2186 or email

Boardwalk grant
The National Park Service awarded a $2,516,500 grant to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) for the replacement of the Maumee Bay State Park boardwalk trail in Lucas County.
The 2.4-mile ADA accessible trail traverses the wetlands of Maumee Bay State Park, and is open to the public year-round. The grant will provide 50 percent of the funding for ODNR’s costs related to the design, engineering, permitting, and construction of a .7-mile section of the trail.
The total project cost is $5,033,000.00.
“The sights and sounds along the boardwalk trail are a treasure right here in our own backyard,” said Rep. March Kaptur. “This collaboration between our federal and state partners will ensure that lovers of hiking and wildlife will be able to enjoy the peace and serenity this trail affords for years to come.”

Doggy Field Trip
Lucas County Canine Care & Control will present its next “Snout & About: public field trip day Sunday, Oct. 17.
The event is modeled after the Dogs on the Town (DOTT) program, which allows Canine Care & Control volunteers to take dogs from the Canine Care Center on day trip adventures into the community.
“Snout & About” opens up that same opportunity to explore Lucas County and Toledo to non-volunteers. Starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, dogs can be picked up at the shelter at 410 S. Erie St. In an effort to observe social distancing and to make the pick-up of a dog more streamlined, the shelter is using for participants to schedule a pick-up time.
Canine Care & Control asks that the dogs be returned between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Anyone is welcome to participate, and there is no cost to take a dog on a field trip. Participants must provide photo ID and have a genuine love for dogs.
The staff will do their best to match dogs with their Snout & About partner. A collar, harness, leash, map of local parks, and a dog-goodie bag will be provided to all participants. If participants decide to adopt the dog they are paired with, that dog will have a reduced adoption fee of $50 plus the $25 cost for the 2021 Lucas County dog license.

Legend to perform
The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) and the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts, in partnership with local community organizations, will welcome multi-platinum artist, activist, EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) recipient and Ohio native John Legend for a concert in the iconic Great Gallery at 8 p.m. on Oct. 22. The concert is presented with support from ProMedica and the Rita Barbour Kern Foundation.
Collaborating with TMA’s curators and Toledo Symphony musicians, Legend will perform in the Baroque painting gallery, pairing songs from his catalog with geographically and chronologically diverse works of art from the Museum’s celebrated collection. These artworks will be installed in the Great Gallery for the concert, allowing thematic or formal connections to be visible to the attendees, who will fully surround the stage.
Free tickets to the concert will be distributed to children and families through TMA’s outreach initiatives with community anchors the Art Tatum Zone, Frederick Douglass Community Association and the Mott Branch of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library in the nearby Junction neighborhood. Participants will also engage in art-making activities related to the set list and will have the opportunity to interact with Legend. A small representation of ProMedica’s front-line health care workers will also be invited.
The Museum’s COVID-19 safety protocols include required face coverings for all visitors and staff when inside TMA buildings, enhanced cleaning protocols for high-touch areas and surfaces and increased interior ventilation and air purification cycles.

Toledo Toy Show
Total Sports in Rossford will host the Toledo Toy Show Saturday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission is $5 per person, with kids under 12 admitted free. More than 150 tables will feature NASCAR, Hot Wheels, Star Wars, Matchbox cars, Tonka, Pez, dolls, trains, sports cards, comics, tin toys, action figures, cartoon characters and hundreds more.
Total Sports is located at 10020 S. Compass Drive in Rossford, directly behind Meijer on SR 20. This, year a limited early bird admission will start at 7:30 a.m. Early admission is $20 and ages 12 and under will be $5.
Total Sports provides ample free parking and an indoor concession stand. The Dawg House 419 food truck will be setup in the parking lot near the entrance to the building.
Like The New Toledo Toy Show on Facebook or visit for more details. The 2022 Spring Show will be held April 16.

Art Loop Haunted
Harvest Oct. 16
The Arts Commission will present Art Loop Haunted Harvest Oct. 16 from 3:30-9 p.m., rain or shine, with a spooky evening of fall favorites.
Enjoy the Handmade Toledo Mini-Makers Mart, family friendly trunk-or-treating, pumpkin painting, creative spaces, pop-up performances, interactive experiences, music, food, and other scary fun. The event footprint will be condensed, taking place on Adams Street (between 17th and 21st), including Uptown Green Park.
The Art Loop Outdoor Movie, “Monsters, Inc.” will start at 7:15 p.m. Costumes are encouraged. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to sit outside and enjoy the movie in a socially distanced manner. Food trucks and vendors will be onsite serving a variety of items, including popcorn, hot dogs, pizza, vegan food, hot chocolate, and coffee.
The Art Loop is free and open to the public. Volunteer opportunities are available. Sign up at
For a complete schedule or more info, visit


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