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Trustee sentenced

 A former Clay Township trustee has been sentenced in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court to community service and restitution after entering a guilty plea to a misdemeanor public corruption charge.

 Donald Widmer, 60, entered the plea to a bill of information of one count of receiving improper compensation, a first-degree misdemeanor.  Common Pleas Magistrate Sarah Nation sentenced him to community service, a $750 fine and $270 in restitution.

Genealogy meeting

 The Lucas County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. in the Huntington Room on the first floor of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, located at 325 Michigan St. in downtown Toledo.  Kathy Kamenca from WGTE will present a program on Germans Coming to Toledo. Everyone is welcome. For info, visit


Retired Teachers meeting

 The May 25 luncheon of the Lucas County Retired Teachers Association will be held at noon at the Radisson Hotel at the University of Toledo Medical Center, 3100 Glendale Ave.  The program will feature Theresa Hoen, of Hoen's Greenhouse, who will discuss how to transform homes and yards with greenery and landscaping. Attendees are asked to bring children’s books for donation to Right to Read.  Entrée options include chicken breast in Marsala mushroom glace, beef tips in Burgundy sauce with egg noodles or whole wheat pasta tossed in olive oil, spinach, tomatoes and asparagus.  Reservations are due by Wednesday, May 17. Send a check, payable to LCRTA for $19.75 and entrée choice to Robert Fetter, 7803 Shaftesbury, Sylvania OH 43560.

Civil War Roundtable

The next meeting of the Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable will be Thursday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. when local author and historian Dan Masters will discuss his latest book, “Bull Run to Atlanta: The Civil War Letters of Private Harry Comer, Company A, 1st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.”  The meeting will be held at the Navarre Park Shelter House, 1001 White St., East Toledo. Ample lighted parking is available.  A short business meeting, book raffle, trivia Q & A and refreshments will precede the program.

Memorial Day

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