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Avoid firewood fraud

        Wood County Auditor Matthew Oestreich is offering tips to avoid fraud when purchasing firewood this winter season.

        The Weights and Measures Division of the Auditor’s Office ensures that products meet claims for actual weights and volumes, which includes the enforcement of Ohio’s laws defining units of measurement for firewood sales. Oestreich offers these tips to consider before making purchases:

Holiday patrols

        The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office will schedule extra patrols throughout the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to promote safety among drivers, and to draw awareness to the other traffic on the roadways.

        Deputies assigned to overtime duties will work varying hours during the shifts and will be enforcing all traffic laws, with emphasis on OVI, speed, seat belts and distracted driving.

        The overtime is part of a grant from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.

Victorian Christmas

music program set

        Learn the origins of beloved Christmas songs and then sing them with other participants during a program Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums in Fremont.

        Mary Lintern and Alan Gephardt, park rangers at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor, Ohio, will present the program on Victorian Christmas music.

        The event begins at 1 p.m. in the museum auditorium. Admission is free. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

        Lintern is a park ranger and also serves as bookstore and volunteer coordinator at the Garfield site, where she has worked for the past 17 years.

        In 2013, Lintern was a featured on C-Span's “First Ladies: Influence & Image” series in the segment on Lucretia Garfield.  She was also a story consultant for the 2014 PBS documentary on Garfield, titled “Murder of a President.”

        Gephardt has worked with the National Park Service since 2006, and has been a seasonal park ranger at the Garfield site since 2009. He works at the site from May through early October and is a substitute teacher in Mentor Public Schools the rest of the year.

        Gephardt has also had a love of performance since youth, particularly in acting. He also is interested in U.S. presidents, Reconstruction and the Gilded Age.

        Reservations are required and can be made by calling 440-974-3572. There is no charge for the program, but guests will need to pay for their lunch.




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