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Facility 3

        Oregon will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, May 22, at 6 p.m. in the council chambers, 5330 Seaman Road, on the Facility 3 Wetland Restoration Preliminary Design Study and to receive public comment.

        The study area is located in Lake Erie, just north of the Bay Shore Road Power Plant and the city boat ramp. The objective of the study is to determine the feasibility of restoring emergent coastal wetlands.

Flags of Honor

        The Ohio Flags of Honor traveling memorial is coming to Rossford May 19-20.

        Ohio Flags of Honor offers tribute to the men and women who have given their lives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and globally in the War on Terrorism.

        The event will take place Saturday beginning at noon at IBEW Local #8, 807 Lime City Rd. A closing ceremony will be held Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m.

        Local resident Sharon Belkofer, whose son LTC Thomas Belkofer died May 18, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom, was instrumental in bringing Ohio Flags of Honor to Rossford.

        Saturday’s program includes:

  • Welcome by Rossford Mayor Neil McKinnon;
  • Color Guard Post of Colors;
  • Post of Ohio Flags of Honor - The name of each Ohio fallen service member will be called out by commanders of the Rossford American Legion Post #533 and Rossford VFW Post #6409. A flag will be placed in the ground to honor each fallen soldier. A bell will be rung for each fallen soldier
  • A riderless horse will be part of the ceremony

        The ceremony will also include a wreath-laying by LTC Belkofer’s family members, a bagpipe rendition of “Amazing Grace,” a rifle salute and “Taps.”

        A special reception for Gold Star families will be held after the ceremony.

        The memorial will remain open to the public until the closing ceremony on Sunday at 2 p.m. The closing ceremony will include playing of “The National Anthem,” closing remarks, a rifle salute, and Taps.

Spring Flower Sale

        ProMedica Bay Park Hospital’s Auxiliary will host their annual spring flower sale Monday and Tuesday May 7 and 8 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. in the lobby at the hospital, 28011 Bay Park Dr., Oregon.

        The auxiliary will offer hanging baskets for $13 and porch pots for $12. Proceeds will benefit the auxiliary.

Senior recognitions

        The Class of 2018 at Penta Career Center will be honored during special Senior Recognition Ceremonies May 15, 16 and 17. All ceremonies will take place in the Susor Auditorium at Penta Career Center, 9301 Buck Rd. in Perrysburg Township

        The high school seniors who will be completing career-technical programs at Penta are from 16 area school districts including Benton-Carroll-Salem, Eastwood, Genoa, Lake, Northwood and Woodmore.

        Each student will receive a Career Passport which contains a personalized Certificate of Completion. In addition, seniors will be recognized for career-technical student organization accomplishments and other school-related achievements. One of the highlights of each ceremony is the announcement of the recipients of the Outstanding Student Award for each career-technical program.

        For more details, call the Penta Student Services and Admissions Office at 419-661-6480.

“Worship Safely” workshop

        Members of area church congregations are invited to a free “Safely Worship” training workshop Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m.-noon in the church hall at St. John Lutheran Church, 207 Adams St., in Port Clinton.

        The workshop, which will cover security and safety measures, will be led by Scott Frank, a retired police officer and owner of Safety Intact LLC. Frank has worked as a police chief, sheriff’s office captain of administration, crisis negotiator and incident commander of a special response team.

        A freewill offering will be accepted to help defray costs. Refreshments will be served.

        Attendees are asked to register online at or call the church office at 419-734-5548.

Bridgeman reception

        A public reception for Dr. Thomas Bridgeman, University of Toledo Professor of Ecology and new director of the Lake Erie Center, will be held Wednesday, May 9 from 3-5 p.m. at the center, 6200 Bayshore Rd., Oregon.

        The event is open to UT faculty, staff, students and the public. Refreshments will be served.




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