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Hydrant flushing
Through Aug. 29, the Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s Maintenance Department will be flushing and testing fire hydrants the area of Lake Township (served by Oregon water), parts of Northwood, and the Village of Millbury.


Grant applicants meeting
The Sandusky County Communities Foundation will hold a meeting for prospective applicants for the 2014 Community Grant Program Wednesday, July 30 at 10 a.m. at the foundation office, 1247 Napoleon St., Fremont. Grants must serve Sandusky County residents. The Foundation encourages proposals for projects that enhance cooperation and collaboration among Sandusky County organizations; strengthen an organization’s capacity to serve the community; yield substantial community benefits; and serve a broad segment of the community.


School fee payment dates
Woodmore Elementary School will collect 2014-15 School Fees Tuesday, Aug. 12 and Wednesday, Aug. 13 from noon to 7 p.m.

Required forms, which will be available at the Woodville and Elmore libraries beginning the week of Aug. 1, should be completed and brought to the school at the time of fee payment.

Waterfowl hunting drawing
Waterfowl hunters are invited to participate in special drawings for controlled hunting opportunities, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.

A drawing will be held for the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area Early Teal and Goose Hunt Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Registration will be held from 5-6:20 p.m. at the Magee Marsh Beach Parking Lot, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor.

Adult participants are required to present their current or previous year’s Ohio Wetland Stamp or Resident Hunting License. Youth Hunters are required to bring their 2013 or 2014 Resident Youth Hunting License to be eligible to participate in the drawings.

For more information on Ohio's wildlife resources, call 1-800-WILDLIFE or visit

Kid’s Church event
City Reach Church will host “Kid’s Church on the Street” from Monday, July 21 through Friday July 25.

The program will be offered at two locations – at 1 p.m. at Joseph P. Burnett Park (Starr and Spring Grove avenues) or in the evenings from 6-8 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Ravine Park 1 (at North Ravine Parkway between Elgin and Dearborn).

All events are free. Parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to come along. Pastor Jonathan Landis offered special thanks to Calvary Church of Maumee for providing volunteers to make the event a success.

For more information, visit or contact Pastor Landis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Ottawa County Grand Jury has indicted a Maumee man on multiple felony counts after he was accused of accessing credit cards and bank accounts of a Salem Township resident over a five-month period.

Matthew E. Heath was charged with theft, forgery and receiving stolen property. A warrant has been issued for him, according to Prosecuting Attorney Mark Mulligan.

Burglary cases transferred
The cases of two men charged with burglary of a home in Lake Township have been bound over to the Wood County grand jury.

Jonathan W. Hall, 44, Toledo, and Douglas J. Hall, 45, were arraigned in Perrysburg Municipal Court and waived their right to a preliminary hearing.

They face second degree felony charges.

They were arrested July 1 by township police at the home of a Latcha Road resident, who came home for lunch while the two were reportedly in the home. The resident, a farmer, called police and blocked them from leaving in their car with his grain-hauling truck.

A flat-screen television belonging to the resident was in the car at the time, police said.

Other items not belonging to the resident, including commemorative coins, remote control units, jewelry, watches and CDs were also in the car, according to police.

Survey volunteers needed
East Toledo Family Center community builder and One Voice for East Toledo leader Jodi Gross is putting out a request for volunteers to help with land bank technical surveys in East Toledo on Saturdays July 19 and 26 and August 2 and 9, or until surveys are completed. Volunteers walk the streets from 9 a.m. to noon each day and meet at Michael’s Bakery in the Weber Block at Main and Front streets.

Surveys can be done with your iPhone or a land bank tablet. Gross says “a short, easy training is offered to all new volunteers each Saturday before going out to do surveys.”

Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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