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For the Love of Art
Pemberville’s 2013 “For the Love of Art” show and art walk will be held Feb. 9, 10 and 16. This year marks the ten-year anniversary of the event, which is sponsored by the Pemberville Opera House/Historical Society.

The free show, which will be held at the Historic Opera House/Town Hall, will feature more than 200 pieces from area high school students and graduates from the past three years. Hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Acclaimed local artist Emmanuel Enriquez will serve as judge. Honors will be awarded in a variety of categories, including Best of Show and first, second and third place overall. Winners will receive rosettes, along with cash prizes given by the Pemberville Historical Society.

In conjunction with the show, Pemberville businesses will be hosting artists and offering their windows/store fronts for artistic displays as well.

Local artists confirmed for this year’s event include Wilma Ablett, mixed media; Eric Ward, photography; James Barnes, steam punk art; Pat Rollins, glass art; Mike Sayen, pen art; Debbie Walters, photography; Rita McDougle, fiber art; James Barnes, carved wizard wands/jewelry trees and Chuck and Sue Frizzell, photography.

Participating businesses/locations include Riverbank Antiques, Home Town Realty, Beeker’s General Store, Moore Building, Higher Ground Coffee Shop, Pemberville Public Library and Town Hall Council Chambers.

At the library, the artwork of area preschoolers will be on display, along with Quilts of Valor quilt tops created by the Quilting Eagles. Quilts of Valor is a national program for quilters, making patriotic quilts that are sent to war zones.

Funky art poles located curbside will highlight the various businesses/locations showcasing the various artists/artwork.

Throughout the show, musicians will perform in the Opera House Gallery and at the Pemberville Public Library.

Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. will be Preschool Art Day. The Pemberville Public Library will supply all the materials; preschoolers are invited to provide the imagination.

Other highlights of the celebration include:
• “Between Heaven & Healing” author, Melanie Boulis, will be at the library beginning at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 for a book signing;

• Beeker’s General Store will offer chocolate tastings ($2);

• The Pemberville Public Library will offer a Hot Cocoa Bar;

• Free cookies will be offered all day Saturday at Higher Ground Coffee Shop, which will offer a Mardi Gras Dinner Feb. 9 between 5:30 and 8 p.m.;

• The Pemberville Fair Board will sponsor a Pancake Breakfast Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pemberville Fire Hall. The menu will include all the pancakes you care to eat, sausage, scrambled eggs, applesauce and. juice/coffee.

Pemberville’s For the Love of Art is sponsored by the Pemberville Opera House and businesses interested in promoting the arts. For more information, call 419-287-3274.

“Twelve Angry Jurors”
Oregon Community Theatre will present “Twelve Angry Jurors” Feb. 15-16 and 22-23 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. in the auditorium at Fassett Middle School, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors/students, and may be purchased in advance or at the door. Call 419-691-1398 for more information.

Puppy Love
The Lucas County Dog Warden will present the “2nd Annual Puppy Love at the Dog Warden” event Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dog Warden’s office, 410 S. Erie St., Toledo.

The event will include fun for the whole family, including pet photos, kids’ crafts and games, prizes and giveaways and a puppy kissing booth.

There will also be pooches available for adoption, adoption incentives and spay and neuter information.

For more information, call 419-213-2800 or visit

Conservancy donates Property for preserve
Black Swamp Conservancy has acquired an 80-acre tract of land and donated it to Danbury Township in Ottawa County. The property, located on the Marblehead Peninsula, is adjacent to the township’s existing 111-acre Meadowbrook Marsh Preserve and will expand the size of the preserve to more than 190 acres.

The existing 111-acre preserve, owned and managed by the township, includes trails, picnic facilities and an observation platform for wildlife viewing. The new addition connects to the existing preserve to create a cohesive corridor and preserves the remainder of the marsh, which contains a diverse mixture of habitats and harbors a number of rare species. In addition to the land donation, Danbury Township and Black Swamp Conservancy have entered into a perpetual land conservation agreement on the entire 191-acre preserve, to ensure the significant natural resources on the property remain in their natural state.

“Meadowbrook Marsh Preserve is a grand slam for land conservation. It is open to public use, has scenic beauty, protects wildlife habitat and wetlands, and provides a terrific location for bird watching, which is an important part of the tourism industry along Lake Erie,” said Kevin Joyce, executive director of Black Swamp Conservancy. “We are really pleased to partner with Danbury Township and the Ohio Ornithological Society to nearly double the size of Meadowbrook Marsh Preserve – at no cost to the township.”

Black Swamp Conservancy, based in Perrysburg, is a non-profit land conservation organization dedicated to preserving natural and agricultural lands.

The Ohio Ornithological Society played a key role in the project. Recognizing the ecological significance of Meadowbrook Marsh, and fearing the property might soon be lost to development, the society contacted Black Swamp Conservancy for its expertise in land protection. Before this land donation, the majority of the marsh and surrounding natural habitat was not protected from development or conversion to agricultural use. The society also contributed money for the purchase of the property, which they raised during their Midwest Birding Symposium held annually in Lakeside.

For more information, visit

Historical photos sought 
The Walbridge Library invites members of the community to bring historical photos relating to the village to the library to be scanned in preparation for the Walbridge Centennial.

The library, located at 251 N. Main St., offers a number of reading programs, including a Family Storytime every Tuesday at 11 a.m., and adult fiction and mystery book discussion groups.

For more information, call 419-666-9900 or visit

Grand Jury indictments
An Oak Harbor man has been charged with domestic violence following an incident at his home last month.

The Ottawa County Grand Jury has indicted Steven D. Myosky, 42, whose last known address was West Water Street, on one count of Domestic Violence. The charge is a felony of the third degree, alleging that Myosky has been convicted of similar charges two or more times.

Indictments were also returned against:
• Monique C. Roy, 24, who is currently being held in the Ottawa County Detention Facility; Richard Webber, 23, whose last known address is Clyde; and Tyrone Porter, 38, whose last known address is Toledo, were each indicted on counts of Failure to Appear, felonies of the fourth degree. All three are accused of failing to attend court hearings on unrelated indictments last month.

• Brian P. Nason, 36, and Sean D. Case, 20, both of 9086 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor, were each charged with three counts of Forgery, along with a felony count each of Misuse of a Credit Card, Forgery and Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity. According to Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office reports, the pair used several stolen credit cards, charging nearly $7,000 over a two-month period.

Summonses have been issued for Nason and Case to make their initial appearances on Feb. 20 in the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas. Warrants have been issued for all other defendants.

Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Mulligan notes that an indictment is merely a formal charge in the Common Pleas Court and does not denote guilt or innocence.

Bowersox to perform
Toledo School for the Arts is pleased to announce that alumna Crystal Bowersox – will entertain Toledo audiences with a concert on March 3 at the SeaGate Center.Crystal-Bowersox-2013

The 7:30pm concert with Monte Mar is part of an upcoming tour taking Bowersox from Connecticut to California.

Ticket sales begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. Tickets are available at the Huntington Center Box Office or through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 and at Box office hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All seats reserved and are $37.

Humble beginnings and passion for music have driven the 25-year old Crystal Bowersox to become one of the most recognized young voices and up and coming singer/songwriters in America. An emotive folk-rock-country style has been catapulted from the cramped coffeehouses and cavernous subway tunnels of Chicago to millions of homes across America when she placed second in Season 9 of “American Idol.”

The show helped catapult her from obscurity to fame overnight, and though Bowersox is grateful for the exposure, she’s more focused now on what she gained from the competition as an artist and performer. “I've always known what kind of artist I am,” the former TSA student says. "But I now know what I'm capable of."

Free zoo admission
To thank Lucas County voters for their ongoing levy support, the Toledo Zoo will offer free admission to all Lucas County residents from Saturday, Feb. 16 through Monday, February 18, throughout the President’s Day weekend. Lucas County residents must show ID demonstrating proof of residency to receive free admission.

The weekend includes the zoo’s Winter Weekends activities on Saturday and Sunday, including an ice-carving demo on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On both days, visitors will enjoy performances by magician Eli Portala in the Indoor Theatre, plus fun kids’ activities in Nature’s Neighborhood, the zoo’s children’s zoo.

And all across the zoo, visitors will see public feeds and enrichment with the animals, from reptiles and orangutans to vultures and giant spiders.

Wondering what to do with the kids on Monday, when the schools are closed? The zoo is offering an indoor bounce house all weekend long – Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

In addition, Lucas County visitors will receive coupons to use throughout the weekend, plus additional coupons for another Zoo visit in April.

Details, including a full schedule of events, are available at

College Goal Sunday
Terra State Community College will host the state-wide college financial aid event, College Goal Sunday Feb 10 at 2 p.m.

The free event, presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents, assists students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The FAFSA is the federal application that is required to receive federal financial aid including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans as well as the need-based state grants.

“We know that completing the FAFSA can seem like a daunting task for people, and so we hope that we can help alleviate some of those fears on College Goal Sunday,” said Christina Bratton, Director of Financial Aid at Terra State and the site coordinator for the event.

Walk-ins are welcome. Visit for more information.



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