News Briefs Week of 8/23/2021

Staff Writer

Museum offering
Freighter Golf
To celebrate the sport of golf and the City of Toledo hosting the 2021 Solheim Cup, the National Museum of the Great Lakes has temporarily installed a custom-built putt-putt green onboard the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship.
Visitors to the Museum Ship are being challenged to sink a hole-in-one to take home a special prize.
“Spanning nearly 30 feet across the museum ship’s deck and overlooking the ‘Mighty Maumee’ and Downtown Toledo, the ‘Freighter Golf’ putt-putt green aims to challenge and provide fun for any age or skill level,” said Ellen Kennedy, the NMGL Director of Education and Visitor Experience. “We hope to encourage golf enthusiasts to visit the east side of the riverbank and look forward to being a part of the Solheim Cup’s excitement.”
“Freighter Golf” putt-putt opened Aug. 19 and will be available through Monday, Sept. 6. Access to the green is included with Museum Ship admission. The putt-putt green and hole-in-one challenge will be open for visitors during regular museum hours of 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
For more info, visit or call 419-214-5000.

Quilters to meet
The Maumee Bay Country Quilters' Guild will meet Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 6.45 p.m. at Northwood Church of God, 3375 Curtice Rd., Northwood.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. The visitors’ fee is $10. An annual membership is $35.

Lucy Hayes’ birthday
Celebrate First Lady Lucy Hayes’ birthday with a weekend of special tours, activities, a flower-arranging class and more Saturday, Aug. 28, and Sunday, Aug 29, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.
Activities include a scavenger hunt, craft projects, Victorian fashion talk and hands-on artifact opportunities.
The first lady would have turned 190 on Saturday, Aug. 28. Activities chosen reflect her interests, from making flower arrangements for friends and White House state dinners to butterflies, birds and other aspects of nature.
The schedule of events and pricing is as follows:
Aug. 28:
9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Complimentary lemonade and birthday treats in the museum lobby.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Butterfly scavenger hunt on the grounds. Free.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Craft activities in the museum auditorium. Create an origami butterfly. Free.
10:45-11:15 a.m. – Hands-on artifact or manuscript activity in the museum. Included with regular admission.
Noon – Tour of the Hayes Home, with a focus on Lucy Hayes. Included with regular admission.
1:30-1:45 p.m. – Victorian fashion talk in the museum. Included with regular admission.
1:45-2:15 p.m. - Hands-on artifact or manuscript activity in the museum. Included with regular admission.
3 p.m. - Tour of the Hayes Home, with a focus on Lucy Hayes. Included with regular admission.
Aug. 29:
Noon- 5 p.m. – Complimentary lemonade and birthday treats in the museum lobby.
Noon-5 p.m. – Butterfly scavenger hunt on the grounds. Free.
12:15-12:45 p.m. - Hands-on artifact or manuscript activity in the museum. Included with regular admission.
1 p.m. – Flower-arranging class in the museum auditorium led by Mary Snyder of Mary’s Blossom Shoppe in Port Clinton. Tickets are $40 for HPLM members and $45 for non-members. Purchase tickets at
2 p.m. – Tour of the Hayes Home focused on Lucy Hayes. Included with regular admission.
3 p.m. – Tour of the Hayes Home focused on Lucy Hayes. Included with regular admission.
3:45-4:15 p.m. - Hands-on artifact or manuscript activity in the museum. Included with regular admission.
Get tour tickets at
Visit Hayes Presidential located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Visit, like HPLM on Facebook at @rbhayespres and follow on Twitter and Instagram at @rbhayespres for more details.

Craft Beers &
Cocktails event
Sample craft beer from regional brewers and specialty cocktails while enjoying live music Saturday, Aug. 28 during Craft Beers & Cocktails at Spiegel Grove.
The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. at Spiegel Grove, the wooded estate of President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes and grounds of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums in Fremont.
Participating breweries include Buffalo Rock Brewing Co., of Waterville; Earnest Brew Works, of Toledo; Findlay Brewing Co.; Inside the Five Brewing Co., of Sylvania and Twin Oast, of Catawba Island.
Admission includes 10 beer sample tickets to redeem at the brewery stations, as well as a flight of sample cocktails made with recipes U.S. presidents enjoyed.
Additional beer and cocktail sample tickets will be available for purchase at the event.
Food truck Kitchen 212, which serves gourmet artisan sandwiches, will be on site to sell dinner and snacks. Food truck fare is not included in the general admission ticket.
The event will also include music and various raffles.
Seating is limited, so attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs, which can be spread out on the shady and expansive grounds. Attendees must be 21 years old or older and have valid ID.
Admission tickets purchased in advance of the event by 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, are $25 for Hayes Presidential members and $30 for non-members. Advance tickets are available at
Tickets purchased after that time are $30 for members and $35 for non-members. A designated driver ticket that includes pop and water – but no alcohol – is $10.
Tickets also will be sold at the museum front desk, including on Friday, Aug. 27, and Saturday, Aug. 28.
Those who are not vaccinated for COVID-19 are asked to wear a face covering when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
For information, call 419-332-2081 or visit

Cooling assistance
program continues
Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) reminds those who need cooling assistance that the Summer Crisis Program is available to help through Sept. 30.
The Summer Crisis Program can help residents pay utility bills, repair central air conditioning units, or obtain one window air conditioner for their residence. The program is available to Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca county households that are at or below 175% of federal poverty guidelines (e.g., $46,375 for a household of four) and have a disconnect notice from their electric provider.
The program is also available for residents with a household member over the age of 60, or a household member who has a documented medical condition that requires air conditioning (no disconnect notice is required).
Clients must complete the intake process and provide the following documents before payments or benefits are received:
• Copies of their most recent energy bills.
• A list of all household members with their birth dates and Social Security numbers.
• Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members.
• Proof of income for the last 30 days or 12 months for all adult household members.
• Physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health (if there isn’t a household member over the age of 60).
To receive assistance, schedule an appointment by calling GLCAP at 567-432-5046 or by visiting to schedule an appointment online.

Magee Marsh
damaged by storm
A portion of Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, including the boardwalk, suffered significant damage after a strong storm went through the area on Aug. 10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
The most significant damage on the wildlife area occurred to the trees along the beachfront parking lot and boardwalk. Numerous trees were brought down by the storm and will need to be removed from the area.
One of the bald eagle nests near the boardwalk was blown down. A second nearby nest weathered the storm. It is believed that no eagles or eaglets were harmed by the nest falling.
The road and boardwalk beyond the wildlife area’s Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center is closed to all guests so staff can assess the damage and clean up debris.
For more information and updates to the status of cleanup and repairs, visit the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area page at or follow the Division of Wildlife on Facebook and Twitter.
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area is located at 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor.

Garden Party set
The August Pemberville Garden Party will be held Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 5-8 p.m.
A variety of local vendors will be on showcasing all things edible and garden. The Gathering Place (222 E. Front St.) will host The Hot Pad Man and his handmade kitchen accessories. Other downtown shops open for shopping include Country Cupboard Ohio and Riverbank Antique Market.
Visit for more details.

90’s Plus Spectacular
The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) will hold the annual 90’s Plus Spectacular Event in-person Monday, September 20 at 4 p.m.
The event will celebrate individuals in Wood County who are 90 years of age and older. Honorees may bring up to two guests to celebrate the milestone.
The evening will include a slideshow highlighting the lives of those 90 and over, musical entertainment by harpist Laurel Stankey, and awards presented by elected officials. Chicken alfredo is on the dinner menu for honorees and their guests. Those who are unable to attend in person will receive a framed certificate.
Registration is required by Wednesday, Sept. 1. Honorees are asked to complete a brief bio form and provide a picture to be featured on the slideshow. Those wishing to participate should call the WCCOA Programs Department at 419-353-5661 or 800-367-4935 or email to receive a registration form and further instructions. Registration forms are also available at any senior center location in Wood County and can be found digitally online at
Dinner for those 90 and over is sponsored by Bowling Green Manor and Aetna; boutonnieres for the honorees are sponsored by Brookdale of Bowling Green; framed certificates are sponsored by Wood Haven Health Care, and entertainment is sponsored by St. Clare Commons.

TRIPS to collect fares
TRIPS Public Transportation will resume fare collection for on-demand and Fremont Shuttle service rides beginning Wednesday, Sept. 1.
Fare collection was suspended in March 2020 to limit the handling and passing of cash to mitigate risks of virus transmission throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sandusky County on-demand ride fares will resume at the rate of $2, $3 or $4 per ride, depending on the location of travel. Fremont Shuttle fares will resume at $1 per ride. TRIPS on-demand rides are available 5 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 5 a.m.-noon on Saturdays. Rides should be scheduled 24 hours in advance by calling 419-332-8091.
Fremont Shuttle rides are available 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, with shuttle stop locations available throughout the City of Fremont.
Details on both services are available at or by calling 419-332-8091.

Solheim Cup offers
tickets for veterans
The 2021 Solheim Cup, and partner JobsOhio will offer active duty, military retirees, active reserve, National Guard and their accompanying spouse/partner, complimentary ground tickets during Practice Days, Tuesday, Aug. 31 through Friday, Sept. 3, regardless of a sell-out.
While complimentary tickets will be available all four days, the official Military Day will be Tuesday, Aug. 31. Tickets must be redeemed online before entering the tournament. The first 500 to arrive on Tuesday will also receive a free hat.
“Thank you to JobsOhio for partnering with us to sponsor Military Day at the 2021 Solheim Cup,” said Becky Newell, tournament director. “The Solheim Cup is thrilled to be able to offer the men and women who serve our country so selflessly the opportunity to be a part of the excitement of the 2021 Solheim Cup free of charge.”
As the sponsor of Military Day at the tournament, JobsOhio is underlining its commitment to the U.S. Armed Forces.
Ohio’s federal and military installations are at the forefront of U.S. innovation, spanning the state from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton to NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
Examples of Ohio’s innovative and critical work in military and federal installations include:
• The Ohio Air National Guard, the nation’s second largest Air Guard, located in Toledo.
• The Youngstown Air Reserve, the only unit in the DoD that performs aerial spray.
• Fifty percent of the United States Defense Budget goes through Defense Supply Center Columbus, Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Headquarters.
• NASA Glenn Research Center serves a vital role in our continued exploration of the moon.
• The 9th Coast Guard District, headquartered in Cleveland, has 6,000 service members and is responsible for all five of the Great Lakes and 1,500 miles of our border with Canada.
The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, will also be participating in the Opening Ceremonies for 2021 Solheim Cup, on Friday, Sept. 3, in Promenade Park. They will post the colors for the event, and also conduct a fly-by for the excitement of the crowd. Opening ceremonies are from 5-6 p.m.
For more info on complimentary tickets to the 2021 Solheim Cup, visit Tickets must be redeemed before entering the tournament.
For non-military 2021 Solheim Cup tickets, as well as information on how to support the event, volunteer opportunities and more, visit,

Master Gardner
training signup
A new Sandusky/Ottawa County Master Gardener Volunteer class is scheduled to be held Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 1 through Oct. 27.
This educational program will consist of classroom instruction at the Sandusky County (Fremont) or Ottawa County (Oak Harbor) OSU Extension offices. Field trips will also be a part of the schedule.
The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension County office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge, however, a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must.
The training cost is $150, $50 of which will be refunded following the completion of training and after the first full year of active membership. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, Aug. 25.
Call the Sandusky County extension office at 419-334-6340 for more information.

Hydrant flushing
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s Maintenance Department will be flushing and testing fire hydrants Aug. 23 through Nov. 5.
Testing will be performed on all hydrants in the city of Rossford and all hydrants east of the city of Perrysburg corporation limits to the I-280 expressway in Lake Township.
The area affected will be Ampoint Industrial Park, Owens Community College, The village of Walbridge, Moline and Turnpike Exit 5 Interchange, as well as subdivisions such as the Hamlet, Belmont County Club, Starbright, Lakemont, Homecraft, etc.
Testing will be performed between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents may experience rusty water during this period and should run tap water prior to using water for laundry purposes. Those who experience rust on clothing may obtain rust-removing chemicals through the Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s office, located at 12560 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green. Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Call 419-354-9090 or 877-354-9090 for more info.

Food recall
Skico, Inc., which does business as Miller’s Supervalu, in Lodi, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling its Teriyaki Beef Strips, Tex Mex Beef Strips, and Smokehouse BBQ Jerky due to temperature deviations. The products were sold in a 6 oz. vacuum-sealed package with a packaged date from 6/16/21 through 7/29/21.
Products were available for sale between June 16 and Aug. 16, 2021, at:
Miller’s Supervalu in Lodi, OH
Miller’s in Ashland, OH
Miller’s Supervalu in Clyde, OH
Miller’s Market in Garrett, IN
Miller’s New Market in Genoa, OH
Miller’s Supervalu in Lagrange, IN
Miller’s New Market in Montpelier, OH
Miller’s Markets in New London, OH
Miller Food Market in Norwalk, OH
Miller’s Supervalu in Rome City, IN
The issue was discovered during a routine inspection conducted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. There have been no reports of illness, however, individuals exhibiting any symptoms of foodborne illness should contact a physician immediately.
Customers who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to Miller’s Supervalu, 711 Wooster Street, Lodi, 44254. Customers with questions regarding the recall can contact Miller’s Supervalu at 330-948-1440.
Farm meeting
set for Aug. 25
The Wood Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting the August From the Farm meeting on small grains and fall herbicide programs Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the OARDC Northwest Agricultural Research Station 4240 Range Line Rd Custar.
The event is free and open to the public. Bring questions and a lawn chair. Snacks will be provided.
Contact the Wood SWCD with questions at 419-354-5517 #4 or

Drainage work on
Opfer-Lentz road
The Ottawa County engineer’s office is projecting that drainage work along Opfer-Lentz Road will take until Aug.26 to complete.
Opfer-Lentz, between Zwicker and Hellwig roads, has been closed for the work, with crews working from 7 a,m. to 4:30 p.m.
Local traffic, buses and emergency vehicles will be permitted through the construction zone


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