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90s Plus Spectacular
The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is inviting Wood County residents who are 90 years and older to celebrate their longevity at the “90s Plus Spectacular” Monday, May 20 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 315 S College Dr., Bowling Green.

The event will feature entertainment by Nancy Lendrim, principal harpist of The Toledo Symphony. Dinner, a slide show presentation and recognition from the Wood County Commissioners will top off the event. Family members are welcome to attend the event.

The cost for dinner is $7 for those under the age of 60 and $4 for those 60 and older. Dinner for those 90 and over is sponsored by Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home and Crematory and Heritage Corner Health Care Campus.

Registration is required by calling the WCCOA Program Department at 1-800-367-4935 or by e-mailing

Salvation Army camp signups
The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Center is accepting applications for Camp NEOSA, which will be held June 19-24. Enrollment is open on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 40 children ages 6-12 who register.

Camp NEOSA is located on a 200-acre peninsula on 1,000-acre Leeville Lake in Carrolton, Ohio. The natural surroundings contribute to the spiritual, educational, social, and recreational needs of campers, who enjoy hiking, swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, sports, and drama activities.

The camp is one of the many programs offered by the Port Clinton Service Center. The program is made possible by funding through contributions from local residents and businesses.

The registration fee is $25. Transportation is provided.

To sign up or for more information, contact Maureen Saponari at 419-732-ARMY (2769).

Veteran’s Memorial Event
The Toledo State Hospital Cemetery Reclamation Project Committee, with NAMI of Greater Toledo is presenting the 6th Annual Veteran’s Memorial Program Saturday May 18, at 11 a.m.

The purpose of the event is to honor and remember 1,994 former patients buried in numbered and nameless graves, with more than 70 known veterans, including 35 from the Civil War era.

Civil War re-enactors will add drama to the program, which will include roll call, a rifle salute, and taps. Family members have been invited to acknowledge and honor newly found ancestors. Flags will mark all 1,994 individual graves.

Keynote speaker University of Toledo President Dr. Lloyd A. Jacobs will be joined by guest speakers Rep. Teresa Fedor, Ohio 47th House District, and Lee Armstrong, executive director of the Lucas County Veteran’s Commission.

The event will begin in the Old Cemetery, off Arlington Avenue behind Bowsher High School, where 900 men, women and children are buried. The former patients were sent to the state hospital due to a variety of disabilities, including mental illness and brain disorders, developmental disability, addictions, and medical conditions. The veterans among them were often sent there for war related medical and psychiatric conditions, now better known as PTSD.

The Patriot Riders and American Legion Riders Post 110 will provide a motorcycle escort from Arlington Ave. to the New Toledo State Hospital Cemetery, located on the University of Toledo Health Science Campus, where an additional 1,100 former patients, including veterans, are laid to rest. A brief service will be held at the New Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital at 930 South Detroit Avenue.

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Alzheimer’s conference
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, will host its annual conference Thursday, May 9, from 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg.

This year’s conference is titled, “Connecting, Coping, and Caring Through Creativity: A Conference for Individuals with Memory Loss, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals.” The focus of the meeting will be on how to incorporate creativity into life with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.

Keynote presenter will be nationally known educator Beth Spencer, MA, LMSW. Other speakers include Patrick Doyle, Ph.D. who will discuss fostering creativity; music therapist David Poitano, HPMT, MT-BC; Bruno Giordani, Ph.D., on understanding brain connections and creativity and Laura Rice-Oeschger, LMSW, on a special project that collects personal stories.

The program is free for individuals with memory loss and family caregivers. There is a $50 fee for professionals and/or those needing CE credits. Lunch and snacks are included.

Call 800-272-3900 for a registration brochure, or register online at

Stamp Out Hunger
National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 100 will participate in the national Stamp Out Hunger food drive Saturday, May 11.

To participate, postal patrons are invited to put out non-perishable food items by their mail boxes for pick up by their letter carriers. Donations sought include peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, instant potatoes, gelatin and pudding mixes, pancake mix and syrup, pasta and sauce, powdered milk and soups.

Donations will be given to local food banks and food pantries for distribution to needy individuals and families.

For more information, call 419-693-8392.

Indictments returned
The Ottawa County Grand Jury has indicted three men on drug trafficking charges. The charges stem from an investigation by the Ottawa County Drug Task Force from December 2012 through March 2013.

Glen J. Ward, 27, of Port Clinton, has been indicted on four felony counts of Trafficking in Drugs; Robert Pataki, 18, of Wakeman, has been indicted on three felony counts of Trafficking in Drugs and Roberto Rodriguez, 53, of Port Clinton, has been charged on four felony counts of Trafficking in Drugs, along with misdemeanor charges of Possession of Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. All three men are being held without bond pending arraignment in the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas.

In addition, Antonio L. Lopez, 35, of Martin, was indicted on two counts of Domestic Violence after an incident in his home in February in which two household members were allegedly assaulted. The charges are felonies of the third degree, citing Lopez’s two prior convictions for Domestic Violence. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

‘Anatomy in Motion’
“Anatomy in Motion – The Visible Rider” will be presented by Peggy Brown at a fundraiser for Serenity Farm Equestrian Center Friday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Centerline Farm, 14124 Sherman-White Rd., Swanton.

Brown is a Centered Rider Advanced Level IV International Centered Riding & Driving Instructor. Wearing her skeleton suit, she will mount up to demonstrate how the rider’s body works.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The event will include a silent auction, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and light refreshments. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance or at the door.

To learn more about Serenity Farm, which is located in Luckey, visit

Public forums set
Leadership Ottawa County will be sponsoring two public forums to discuss transitional housing for men recovering from dependency issues.

Judge Bruce Winters will be the speaker. These forums will be held on Monday, May 20 at 7p.m. at the Genoa Library and Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. at the Ida Rupp Library in Port Clinton.

Abduction attempt reported
Reports of two attempted abductions April 29 in the Curtice area of Ottawa County are being investigated by the sheriff’s department.

According to the department, the first incident occurred on Reiman Road and involved a nine-year-old female, who was approached by a suspect in a black four-door vehicle.

The suspect opened the trunk from inside the car but sped south on Reiman after seeing the girl’s mother running toward her.

He is described as a white male between the ages of 60 and 70 with gray hair and a scruffy gray beard.

The second incident occurred on Front Street in Curtice where four girls were walking and were approached by a man in a similar vehicle, possibly an SUV.

The girls, ranging in age from 12 to 16, told sheriff’s deputies the man demanded they get into the vehicle.

The girls ran but also described the suspect as an older white male with grey hair and a scruffy beard.

The suspect proceeded eastbound on Front Street.

The sheriff’s department said extra patrols will remain the area to try to locate the man.

Coaches, advisors needed
Genoa High School is seeking qualified candidates for coaching and advisor positions, including head varsity volleyball coach, had varsity girls golf coach and cheerleader advisors for the high school and middle school.

A high school English teaching position and one teaching position at the elementary position are also open.

Letters of interest, a resume and references should be sent to Mike Thomas, Athletic Director, at or to 2980 N. Genoa Clay Center Rd., Genoa, O. 43430.

The deadline is May 17.

Fundraiser planned
A benefit is being planned May 11 for Lisa Miller, of Jerusalem Township, who is struggling with Secondary/Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.

The disease has severely limited Miller’s mobility, and her family and friends are raising funds to renovate her home and modify her vehicle, as well as to offset her medical expenses.

The fundraiser, will include a taco bar, silent auction and 50/50 raffle, will be held from 5-10 p.m. at the Jerusalem Township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd., Curtice. The requested donation for dinner is $10.

Community garden
A group of community members is seeking donations and volunteers to help with a Lake Township Community Garden, which is being started to help support the Lake Township food Bank.

The township has donated land for the project behind the Walbridge-Lake Fire Department in Walbridge.

Volunteers are currently tilling the land in preparation for planting. Donations sought include gardening tools, lattice and tomato supports, plants and seeds, compost and fertilizers and possibly a tool shed. Organizers hope to fill the garden with tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, zucchini, corn, carrots, peppers, herbs, cucumbers and green beans.

Produce grown will be distributed through the food bank, which currently serves more than 80 families in the Lake Township community.

To donate or for more information, contact Kimberly Boos at 419-960-1361.




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