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Tax Day Tea Party
Concerned Taxpayers are invited to a Toledo Tax Day Tea Party April 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at International Park in Toledo.

The non-partisan event is being held on federal income tax deadline day to protest America’s tax structure and to promote tax reform to help working families, small business owners and others suffering economic harm.


Keynote speakers will be Congressman Bob Latta and State Sen. Kevin Coughlin. Featured speakers will include Ret. Toledo Police Chief Jack Smith; Carol Greenberg of the National Rifle Association; attorney Ryan Crozier; and concerned taxpayers Michael Watson and Lee Repass.

Those attending are invited to participate in the Best Patriotic Costume and Best Tax Protest Sign Contests.

Ending Empty Bowls
Food, art and a worthy cause – all in one event? This is the promise of the third annual Empty Bowls event – “The Art of Soup” – April 19 from noon to 3 p.m. The conference center of the Toledo Botanical Garden is the setting for the event, which will benefit the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank.

Admission for the event is $5. The Empty Bowls Project is an international fundraising effort that relies on the sponsorship of small programs to raise donations for area food pantries and other food service providers.

The event will consist of a lunch of soup, bread and beverages, and an art exhibit of ceramic and glass bowls, all symbolizing the empty bowls in the world and the importance of continuing efforts to alleviate hunger. All the food and art are supplied by local restaurants, artists and businesses.

For more information about the Empty Bowls Project, call 419-351-2132 or visit

Indictments returned
After a recent session of the Ottawa County Grand Jury, indictments have been returned against the following individuals, according the Prosecuting Attorney Mark Mulligan:
• Lonnie J. Clere, whose last known address is 14008 W. Third St., Rocky Ridge, has been indicted on one count each of Possession of Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a felony of the fifth degree and misdemeanor of the fourth degree, respectively.

According to Ottawa County Sheriff reports, deputies allegedly found Clere, 43, in possession of cocaine in his vehicle in January.
• Jared R. Obermeyer, 23, whose last known address is Bowling Green, has been charged with two counts of Theft and one count of Forgery, all felonies of the fifth degree. He is accused of stealing blank checks from an Oak Harbor resident in February, then cashing them for more than $500.

Warrants have been issued for both men. Mulligan noted that an indictment is merely a formal charge in the Common Pleas Court and does not denote guilt or innocence.

WEN Trade Show set
The Women’s Entrepreneurial Network will hold its annual WEN Trade Show April 27 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel Westgate, 3536 Secor Rd. at I-475.

Business owners and community organizations are invited to sign up for a booth to display their products or services. Booth rental is $125 for WEN members and $199 for non-members.

Admission to the show is free. Call Beth Miller at 419-254-6034 to rent a booth or obtain more information.

History Roundtable
Local historian and author Matt Wulff will speak about the role of the Ranger soldier in early colonial North America April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Meigs Visitor Center, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. The program is free and open to the public.

Wulff, whose latest book is, “Ranger: North American Frontier Soldier,” has been a re-enactor for the past 20 years. His main area of interest is the French and Indian War time period with a special emphasis on the Corps of Rangers under the command of Robert Rogers.

The program is sponsored by the Anderton Bentley Fund in memory of Christopher Perky, who served at Fort Meigs during the War of 1812.

Rock around the clock
Get those poodle skirts and saddle shoes. The Pemberville –Freedom Area Historical Society is sponsoring a Sock Hop April 18 at the Riverview Banquet Centre, 405 E. Front St.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the event, which will include burgers and fries, `50s tunes from the juke box and more. Guests will enjoy the dance steps of dancer Bob Marzola, and can also show off their own moves on the dance floor. Pemberville’s “Hot Flashes” will be the featured entertainment, rekindling memories from the 50’s with their songs and dance steps of the “good old days.”

Hula hoop enthusiasts will be invited to the floor to entertain as well. Guests are invited to dress in `50s apparel, as there will be a best-dressed contest. The Historical Society will feature a Sweet Shoppe auction with delectable desserts being offered to the highest bidder.

Funding is provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Advance tickets are $15 and are available at Beeker’s General Store or by calling 419-287-3274. All proceeds benefit the Pemberville-Freedom Area Historical Society. Funds raised from this event will help with the continued restoration and maintenance of Pemberville’s historical sites.  

Silver & Gold trip set
The Hoeflinger-Bolander Funeral Home’s Silver & Gold Club is sponsoring a day trip to Bryan, Ohio and other locations May 20.

The bus will begin boarding at the funeral home, 3500 Navarre Ave., Oregon, at 8:15 a.m. and depart at 8:30 a.m. It will return at 7 p.m.

The trip will include transportation via luxury motor coach and visits to Carruth Studios in Waterville; a stop at the Candy Cane Christmas Shoppe; lunch at Sauder’s Barn Restaurant; a tour of Spangler Candies in Bryan. All admissions, taxes and gratuities are included.

Seating is limited. Registration information (name, address, phone and emergency contact information) and payment should be sent to the funeral home, 3500 Navarre Ave., Oregon, OH 43616.

Evening meals served
The James “Wes” Hancock Oregon Senior Center will again be serving evening meals every other Tuesday at 5 p.m., beginning April 14.

Diners will be invited to make their own sundaes. For those 60 and older, a donation of $2 is suggested. For all others, the cost is $4.41. Reservations are required by noon Mondays. Call 419-693-2082 to make a reservation or obtain more information.

The center is located at 5760 Bayshore Rd. Oregon, corner of Bayshore and Stadium roads.

Lincoln trees
The public is invited to attend the dedication of several white oak trees on National Arbor Day, April 24 at 11 a.m. at the Oregon municipal building. The trees are to be planted later this month and in May, and are in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln. The Oregon Tree Commission recommended these trees as the city’s theme for National Arbor Day. This is Oregon’s 15th year as an Official Tree City.

A white oak was located close to Lincoln’s birthplace and early boyhood cabin home while growing up near Hodgenville, Kentucky, according to Don Charlton, of the Oregon Tree Commission. In addition, White Oaks are generally considered to be one of America’s most stately native trees, he said.

At the public dedication, a prime specimen tree will be planted and dedicated, he said. The other Lincoln Oaks will be planted at schools and other appropriate locations.





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