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Hydrant flushing schedule
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s Maintenance Department will flush and test fire hydrants Oct. 22 through Nov. 30 in the area of Lake Township served by Oregon water, parts of Northwood and the village of Millbury.

The testing area is bounded by the Wood County line to the north and east, Drouillard Road and I-280 to the west and south to the Village of Millbury at SR 795. Testing will be performed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Residents may experience rusty water during this period and should run tap water before using water for laundry purposes. Rust-removing chemicals may be obtained at the District’s office at 12560 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Call 877-354-9090 for more information.

Movie Night
Walt Disney’s “Pollyanna” will be the featured film at “Saturday Night at the Movies” Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Pemberville Opera House.

Admission is 25 cents per person. Children 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. More information is available at or by calling Carol at 419-287-4848.

“Legally Blonde”
Toledo School for the Arts will present its fall musical, “Legally Blonde,” Nov. 1, 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. at Owens Community College Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg. Tickets are $14 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Advance tickets are available by calling 419-246-8732, ext. 226.

The 2012 Musical is sponsored by Heartland, and the TSA 2012-13 theatre series is sponsored by Theater League.

Tickets are still available for MaskZOOrade, the Toledo Zoo’s wild adult dance and costume party, which will be held Oct. 27 from 7 p.m. to midnight in the Nairobi Pavilion.

Party-goers can enjoy dance music from Sounds of Music, astrology readings from Janet Amid, a costume contest with prizes, an appetizer and dessert bar and other Halloween hijinks. A cash bar will also be available.

Tickets are $30 for Zoo members and $35 for non-members and must be purchased in advance by visiting or by calling 419-385-5721, ext. 2091. The event is open to ages 21 and over; ID will be checked at the door.

Calendar submissions sought
Elmore Village Council and the Elmore Board of Public Affairs are calling for photo submissions for the 2013 community calendar.

Council will again be awarding prizes to the top three photos judged to best symbolize life and times in Elmore.

Photos, along with the photographer’s name and contact information, may be emailed to Gail at through Nov. 16.

For more information, call 419-862-3472.

Pen to Palette
The Oregon Senior Book Discussion Group will meet for a Pen to Palette Book Discussion/Art Exhibit Tour Nov. 2.

The program, a collaboration between the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library and the Toledo Museum of Art, aims to integrate library stories with the museum collection.

Participants should meet at the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., at 11:15 a.m. At 11:30, group members will carpool to the Toledo Museum of Art, where they will enjoy lunch upon arrival (cost is $12). During lunch, there will be a discussion of the book, “Learning Van Gogh,” by Carol Wallace. A docent tour relating to the story will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. There will be a $5 fee to tour the Manet exhibit.

Copies of the book are available at the library Circulation Desk. For more information, call 419-259-6905.

Senior Center grant
The East Toledo Senior Activities Center was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Toledo Rotary Foundation.

The funds will be used to purchase commercial equipment and a vehicle for the Chore Program, which provides low-cost lawn services such as mowing, trimming, leaf-raking and snow removal to area seniors.

After a recent session of the Ottawa County Grand Jury, indictments have been returned against the following individuals, according to Prosecuting Attorney Mark Mulligan:

• James Tracey, who is currently being held in the Ottawa County Detention Facility, was indicted on multiple felony counts including Aggravated Arson, Unlawful Possession of a Dangerous Ordnance, Intimidation and Retaliation after he allegedly constructed a bomb which was left on the porch of a Port Clinton home last June. Kenneth L. Henson, of Fremont, was also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Dangerous Ordnance.

• Michael R. Allen, who is currently incarcerated in the Wood County Detention Facility, was indicted on one count of Assault of a Peace Officer after he reportedly tried to strike an Oak Harbor Police officer in August.

• Samuel Barker, who is currently being held in the Lucas County Correctional Facility, has been charged with one count each of Breaking and Entering and Theft. According to Oak Harbor Police reports, Barker entered Oak Harbor High School in August, taking more than $1,000 in items from the building.

Friday Night Folklore
The Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green, will offer Friday Night Folklore Tours Oct. 19 and 26.

Tours begin at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. The 90-minute guided folklore tour includes the Infirmary (now the Wood County Museum) and outdoor Story Stops at the Log Cabin (Civil War medicine), the Pestilence House, the Lunatic Asylum and the Pauper’s Cemetery.

Those attending should bring a flashlight, if they have one, and dress appropriately for both the indoor and outdoor portions of the tour. The cost is $10 per person and $8 for Historical Society members and students with an ID.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling 419-352-0967. To learn more about other Halloween events at the center, visit

Holiday assistance
The Salvation Army of Northwest Ohio is currently accepting applications for their Holiday Assistance program, which supplies food, coats, and toys to eligible families.

Through Oct. 26, applicants may apply for assistance at The Salvation Army at 620 N Erie St. Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.

Applicants will need all of the following documentation – current picture I.D., income for all household members, current proof of address, and birth certificates for children under 14 years old. A current printout from Jobs and Family Services is acceptable documentation.

For more information, call the Social Services Department of The Salvation Army at 419-251-1138.




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