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“Fall in love”
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday Sept. 27, 28 and 29, the Toledo Area Humane Society and Planned Pethood will be offering 50 percent off adoption fees on all of their long-term stay and senior dogs. All other dogs over 6 months in age will be reduced by 25 percent.

In addition, the organizations will also be offering a two-for-$75 adoption special for all kittens under 6 months of age. The adoption fee for one kitten is $50. Cats 6 months of age and over will be two for $35 or one for $20.

Adoptable cats, kittens and dogs for the Toledo Area Humane Society will be available at 1920 Indian Wood Circle in Maumee. More cats and kittens included in the promotion will be available at their off-site locations in Petco Bowling Green and PetSmart in Rossford.

Planned Pethood will be holding their adoption events at the following locations: cats and kittens will be at the PetSmart on Airport Highway Friday from 6-8 p.m.; Saturday from 12-4 p.m. and Sunday from 12-3 p.m. Dogs will be at The Andersons on Talmadge Road Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

All cats, kittens, and dogs adopted from the Toledo Area Humane Society and Planned Pethood are spayed or neutered and have received their age-appropriate vaccines.

For more information, call 419-891-0705 or visit or

Lane restrictions begin
Beginning the week of Oct. 7, single-lane restrictions will start on the Anthony Wayne Bridge as crews put safety platforms in place. The restrictions will be in effect through December.

A 19-month closure of the bridge – from the spring of 2014 through 2015 – is planned as a $28.7 million project proceeds, including re-decking the bridge, replacing truss end spans, rehabilitation of the substructure, installing new street lights and rebuilding the sidewalks, railings and fence.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has awarded the project contract to E.S. Wagner Co., Oregon.

I-280 repairs.
Lane restrictions on I-280, between Navarre Avenue and Woodville Road, are tentatively planned to be in effect through November from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. during a resurfacing and bridge repair project.

Also, 11-foot lane width restrictions will be in place on the Walbridge Road entrance ramp to I-280.

Christmas assistance
The Salvation Army will be accepting applications for Holiday Assistance for residents in Lucas County.

Applications will be accepted at the Lucas County Jobs & Family Services offices, located at 3210 Monroe St., on Oct. 1, 3, 8 and 10 from 9:30-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Applications will be accepted at The Salvation Army offices at 620 N Erie St. from Monday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 23 through Friday, Oct. 25 from 9-11 a.m. and from 1-3 p.m.

Applications will also be accepted downtown Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 1-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. as well as Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The following documentation is required for all applications:

1. Picture ID for all adults in the household;

2. Proof of income for the household (current date within 30 days), which may include a pay stub or unemployment or SS/SSI/SSD printout.

3. Proof of address (must have the applicant’s name, address, and a current date within 30 days), which may include a utility bill or rent receipt.

4. Birth certificates for each child in the household OR one of the following (which must include a birth date) – medical card, report card, printout from Social Security, income tax return from 2012 or custody papers.

In 2012, The Salvation Army assisted 2,259 families during the Christmas season through Christmas Assistance, and 155 more families through the “Adopt-A-Family” program.

The Salvation Army is currently looking for individuals or groups who are interested in participating in the annual “Adopt-A-Family” or “Adopt-A-Kettle” campaigns. For more information about either program, visit or call 419-241-1138.

Naturalization ceremony
The Toledo Zoo will hold a naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens Thursday, Oct. 3, at 10:30 a.m. in the Indoor Theatre in the historic Museum of Science. Sixty-two new citizens are expected to take oaths of U.S. citizenship.

The ceremony represents a partnership between the Zoo and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. The Honorable Jack Zouhary will preside.

“It is a privilege to welcome some of our country’s newest citizens during this ceremony at the Zoo,” said Jeff Sailer, the zoo’s executive director. “No matter where we were born or grew up, people worldwide share one thing in common: an appreciation of animals and the natural world.”

The ceremony is open to the public (regular zoo admission applies), but space is limited. Call 419-385-4040 for more information.

Evening with Lewis & Clark
The Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission will present “An Evening with Lewis and Clark” Oct 1 at 7 p.m. at the Fort Meigs Visitor’s Center in Perrysburg. The event is free and open to the public.

Attendees will have the opportunity to take a journey along the Lewis and Clark Trail with Meriwether Lewis, portrayed by Tim Kreps, and William Clark, portrayed by Alan Thompson.

Kreps and Thompson are retired history teachers who share a love of history. Over the past six years, the pair have enjoyed sharing their knowledge of the Lewis and Clark Expedition with youth and adult groups, and at area festivals.

The pair take on the personas of the famous explorers through journals, clothing and period artifacts, telling the tales of  Lewis and Clark’s incredible experiences on the 8,000-mile journey, heralded as one of the most amazing voyages of exploration in American history.

Following the presentation, there will be a brief business meeting of the Battlefield Commission, and an update on plans to open the battlefield to the public.

Those planning to attend should RSVP by emailing or call 419-340-6039.

Healing Barn open house
The Healing Barn, located at 27331 Bradner Rd., Millbury, will hold its annual open house/horse adoption event Saturday, Oct. 5 from noon-4 p.m.

The event will showcase the barn’s rescue horses, and horses available for adoption. There will be a silent auction, door prizes, food and refreshments, as well as kids’ activities. All proceeds go to rescue and care for horses in need.

For more information, contact Corri Mayo at 419-836-8367 or

Marsh road closure
Access beyond the Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center located at the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area to the beach area, including the boardwalk and beach trails, will be closed Sept. 30 through Oct. 26 and from Nov. 4 through Dec. 7 to provide a quality experience for hunters.

Additionally, the road and beach area will be closed during the controlled youth waterfowl and deer hunts scheduled Saturday and Sunday Oct. 5 and 6 and Nov. 23 and 24.

The remaining Saturdays and Sundays during this time period hunters, anglers and wildlife viewers will be permitted access to the beach area and wildlife trails starting Saturday afternoons after the conclusion of the hunts until sunset, and sunrise to sunset on Sundays.

The Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center and bird center walking trail will remain open for wildlife viewing during the fall hunting season.

For more information about Magee Marsh Wildlife Area or Division of Wildlife programs, visit

Fundraiser set
A Hobo Dinner and Corn hole Tournament will be held Oct. 5 at Graytown Park for COTA in honor of Camille Osborn, a Woodville child who needs a life-saving kidney and liver transplant.

One-year-old Camille is listed for a kidney and liver transplant at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Funds are being raised to assist with transplant-related expenses.

The cost of the dinner will be $12. A la carte concessions will also be available. Dinner will be served at noon until food runs out. Registration for corn hole will begin at 1 p.m.; the tournament will begin at 3 p.m. and the awards ceremony will take place at 6 p.m.

There will also be music, children’s games, information about becoming an organ donor, basket auction and a 50/50 raffle.

One hundred percent of the profits from the event will assist the family with transplant-related expenses.

Major dinner sponsors for the fundraiser include The Country Keg, Jack’s Super Market, Bench Farms, Fleitz Pumpkin  Farm and Gordon Food Services.

Camille was diagnosed with Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease, Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis and Caroli’s Disease. The Osborn family needs an estimated $50,000 to pay transplant-related expenses.

For more information about the Hobo Dinner and Corn hole Tournament, or other fundraising and volunteer opportunities, contact Julie Schumaker at 419-707-2688 or

Women’s Connection
All area women are invited to attend a “Purse Full of Pockets” luncheon and program sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon luncheon and program. Kristin Slater, from Sandusky, will give a presentation of Grace Adele purses. Music will be provided by Jeanne Isles, from Millbury and Sharon Cicardo, of Louisville, Ky., will discuss, “Relationships – It’s Who You Know that Counts.”

The cost is $10.50, all inclusive. For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611 or Marilyn at 419-666-1633.

Living with Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, will host “Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s or a Related Dementia,” a free, multi-part workshop to be held Thursdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association, 2500 North Reynolds Rd., Toledo.

The series, which will discuss memory loss, everyday coping skills, building a support system, it is intended to support and educate the person who has memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Although friends and family are welcome as guests and learners, those who are not accompanied by someone who has a memory loss condition will be better served by attending programs for caregivers.

Registration is requested and may be made by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900.

Targeting yellow jackets
With autumn weather moving in, Russell Lamp is winding down his annual hunt for ground-nesting yellow jackets.

The Curtice-based entomologist expects he’ll be able to find active nests for about two more weeks.

He provides venom for pharmaceutical companies that produce vaccines and is willing to remove active nests from businesses and residences if they haven’t been sprayed or disturbed.

An active nest will typically have 80 or so yellow jackets flying in or out during a span of a minute, Lamp said. Ground nests are often built in sandy soil and mulch.

A yellow jacket worker is usually about a half-inch long with alternating black and yellow bands on the abdomen.

To have Lamp evaluate an active nest for possible removal call him at 419-836-3710. 

Cocaine, heroine seized
Two men from California are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 42 pounds of cocaine and two pounds of black tar heroin, worth $2 million following a traffic stop Monday on the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County.

Troopers stopped an eastbound Freightliner tractor-trailer, with California registration, for a marked lanes violation, on Interstate 80 eastbound at 1:21 p.m.

The patrol said criminal indicators were observed and a drug-sniffing canine alerted to the commercial vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband concealed in the cab of the truck.

The driver, Bobby D. Robinson II, 24, of Carson, Calif., and passenger, Christopher Bustamante, 31, of Montebello, Calif., were incarcerated in the Wood County Justice Center and charged with possession and trafficking in cocaine and heroin, all first-degree felonies; and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

If convicted each man could face up to 41 years in prison and up to a $82,500 fine.

iPad, iPad2 class
A special class for novice iPad or iPad2 users will be held on Tuesday, Oct 1, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Otterbein Portage Valley Senior Lifestyle Community, on Pemberville Road in Pemberville.

Robin Small will show how to connect to Wi-Fi, use applications, take pictures and download apps. Also, the class will explore the new features available with the recent Apple software upgrade, ios 7.

She will also offer general tips and tricks for using the iPad more effectively. Bring charged-up iPad and a list of questions you may have. Registration is not required.

For more information call 419-833-8917.

Board meeting set
Public meetings to elect one low-income representative to the board of directors of WSOS Community Action Commission from each of the four primary counties WSOS serves have been scheduled.

Representatives currently serving are eligible for re-election or new representatives may be elected.

The first meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 4:30 p.m. at the Fostoria Early Childhood Center, 801 Kirk St., Fostoria. The term of Beverly Hemmerly-Lake expires Dec. 31 and the election will be to fill that seat. Hemmerly-Lake has served on the board since 2005.

On Monday, Oct. 14, a meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. at the Jordan Family Development Center, 812 N. College Dr., Bowling Green, to elect a representative from Wood County. This meeting is to fill the expiring term of Carmen Beltran, who has served on the board since 2011.

Ottawa County residents will elect their representative at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, at the WSOS Early Childhood Center at 1846 E. Perry St., Port Clinton (the Sutton Center). The election will fill the seat of Ken Priddy, whose term expires Dec. 31. He has served on the board since 2011.

In Sandusky County, the meeting to fill the seat currently held by Crystal Walker will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the WSOS Stricker Family Development Center, 765 S. Buchanan St., Fremont. Walker has served since 2012.

The 2nd Annual Schwaben Verein Oktoberfest at the Grove, presented by Yuengling, will be held Oct. 5 from 6 p.m.-midnight at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon.

The event, scheduled to be held in the outdoor pavilion for a true Oktoberfest feel, will be moved inside in the event of inclement weather. In addition to beer and brats, there will be music from The Homewreckers, Oktoberfest games and college football playing on large-screen TVs. Admission is $5.

Photo contest announced

Sandusky County Park District is sponsoring its annual photo contest in recognition of the district’s Fabulous 40th Anniversary.

Entries will be accepted Oct. 1- 10 at Dumminger Photography or the Park District Office, 901 E State St., Fremont. Categories include:

• Fast, Faster, Fastest – bike trail photos;

• Freeze Frame – sports, kids in action, family fun;

• Furry, Feathered, or Frightening – wildlife, birds and bugs;

• Flowers, Forest, Fields – trees, grasses, wildflowers, weeds;

• Fun with Food – get crazy with fruit sculptures, picnic pictures, crops in the field;

• Far and Away – anything, anywhere, any enhancement.

Entries will be on display at Fremont Rec Center Friday, Oct 11 from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m.- noon. Selected photos will also be displayed at Fremont Farmer’s Market on Oct 19.

Sponsors include Dumminger Photography, Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Fremont Parks & Recreation Department.

For more information, call 419-334-4495 or visit

Live in the House!
The Back Porch Swing Band will bring their swingin’ rhythm and old timey flavor to the Historic Pemberville Opera House Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m., as part of the ongoing Live in the House concert series.

The group combines the talents of female lead vocalist Kris Geis along with fiddler Adam Jackson, Caleb Hutslar on the piano; Dave Irwin on the upright bass and Pete Shrew on his Gibson guitar.

The band specializes in Western Swing, but plays several musical styles, ranging from Appalachian tunes, blues, Old Country and folk, to swing music from the `20s, `30s and `40s. Dance music includes swing, two-steps, waltzes, polkas and square dances.

The band averages more than 60 shows a year including county fairs, sternwheeler cruises on the Ohio River; Shaker Woods and Salt Fork Arts and Crafts Fests; at concert series throughout the state and at countless dances.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or in advance at Beeker’s General Store or by calling Carol at 419-287-4848. Visit or for more information.




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