News Briefs Week Of 9/13/2021

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Military Service
Academy Info Night
Congressman Bob Latta will host an informational meeting regarding the United States Military Service Academy nomination and appointment process for the 2022 academic year.
The meeting will take place Monday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at Owens Community College, Findlay-area Campus Education Center, Conference Room 111, 3200 Bright Rd.
At the meeting, potential candidates will be advised of the congressional nomination process and will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy.
Potential candidates may also obtain an application for a military service academy nomination at the meeting or on Congressman Latta’s website at Completed applications are due Sept. 30.
Call 419-782-1996 for more info.

Monarchs & More
A free outdoor event, “Monarchs and More Family Fun Day,” will be held Sunday, Sept. 12 from 1-4 p.m. near Little Lake Erie at Sauder Village in Archbold.
Sauder Village has partnered with the Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District to present this hands-on opportunity for families to learn about conservation in a fun environment.
Among the activities planned are a beekeeping demonstration and macro invertebrates information shared by The Quarry Farm, a Monarch Butterfly tagging program, and programs about bison, bats, wild bees, and composting. Children can hear a nature-themed story time featuring Deb Swingholm’s book, “April’s Rain” and can also learn about Johnny Appleseed.
Nature’s Nursery Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation will bring animals to meet. Throughout the afternoon, guests can take a free trolley ride on a wetlands tour and to see conservation practices installed by the Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).
Other presenters participating in the special event include Ohio Division of Wildlife, Ohio Division of Forestry, Fulton County Pheasants Forever, Fulton County Farm Bureau, Defiance County Soil & Water, OSU Extension, The Nature Conservancy, and Sara’s Garden.
There will also be a food truck available, thanks to the State Bank, with proceeds to support Adriel Foster Care and Sara’s Garden.
Historic Sauder Village is not open on Sunday. This free opportunity is made possible thanks to sponsors Fulton County Processing and Deep Water Designs, LLC.
Sauder Village is located at 22611 SR 2. Visit for more details.

CRT to be discussed
in Perrysburg
A public forum to discuss Critical Race Theory and whether it is being introduced in the Perrysburg School District is scheduled for Sept. 19 from 7-9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 27355 Carronade Dr.
Perrysburg parents and residents have partnered with FreedomWorks’ BEST initiative.
Laura Zorc and the Rev. CL Bryant will be discussing CRT, school choice and other related issues.
For information and to reserve a seat visit for the free forum visit

Head Start openings
Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) Early Childhood centers are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Head Start preschool year.
Through GLCAP Head Start, children can receive no-cost, full-day preschool that focuses on kindergarten readiness, socialization, and other developmental needs for children and families.
While eligibility is based on federal poverty guidelines, program staff will look at each family’s situation and assist them in finding the best option for their family’s circumstances. Children in foster care or identified as homeless are also eligible, regardless of income. Children with disabilities are welcome and accommodated at all centers. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to call for details.
Centers are located in Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties. For a complete list of center locations or for more information, visit or call 1-800-775-9767.

Road work
Ottawa County has contracted with Garza Dirt Works for drainage improvements along Duff-Washa Road, between Lemon Road and State Rt. 19, where traffic will be restricted to one lane.
Crews will be working through Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Motorists will be permitted access but should expect delays.

Ohio EPA seeks
plan comments
Step three in Ohio EPA’s Maumee Watershed Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load project is available for public comment. For this step, the agency is requesting public comments on the draft Loading Analysis Plan.
Ohio EPA is asking the public to review the draft LAP and associated factsheet. The public also is encouraged to participate in a related virtual outreach event on Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.
Participants should plan to register and log on at least 15 minutes before the event begins. The public comment period ends on Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. Comments may be submitted to Additional information can be found on the project specific webpage.


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