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Meeting dates changed

        The Ottawa County Veterans Service Commission is changing regular November meeting dates to Nov. 1 and Nov. 15 at 4:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 8444 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

        The regular December meeting dates will be changed to Dec. 6 and Dec. 20 at 4:30 p.m.

        Call 419-898-2089 or visit for more details.

Hayes kids’ event

        Kids can experience what life in a Civil War camp was like during Second Saturdays R 4 Kids on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

        Civil War reenactors will teach kids how camp food was made, show them military drills and more. President Hayes served for the Union in the Civil War and rose to the rank of brevet major general. Even after he was president, he still preferred to be called “General Hayes.”

        The cost is $1 for kids. There is no charge for adults who bring kids to this program. HPLM members at the family level and higher and their kids and grandkids are admitted for free.

        RSVPs are requested. Contact Curator Dustin McLochlin at 419-332-2081, ext. 230, or to RSVP or for more details.

        Visit for info about HPLM.

Bid opening set

        The Lake Township trustees have set Nov. 7 as the date for opening bids for a new refuse collection contract for unincorporated areas of the township.

        The township has had a contract with Republic Services since 2014. The original 3-year agreement has expired and the township and hauling company have agreed to one-year extensions the past two years.

        Mark Hummer, township administrator, during a recent meeting of the trustees said the township will likely see a change in the recycling service offered by bidders as demand for non-metal recyclable materials has dropped significantly.

Looking for yellow-jackets  

        Russell Lamp, a local entomologist and owner of Integrated Pest Control, is continuing his offer to remove nests of yellow-jackets for free if they haven’t been sprayed.

        Lamp said he expects to be removing the nests until mid-October as his work removing hornet nests winds down.

        “Hornets are on the wane,” he said. “But we’re still finding active yellow-jacket nests in ground and on sheds and barns. They’re the ones that bother people at their picnics.”

        Lamp is looking for the hornets and several species of the yellow-jackets to fill the demand for their venom used by pharmaceutical companies to manufacture a de-sensitizing vaccine.

        To contact Lamp, call 419-836-3710.



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