The Bay Park Community Hospital (BPCH) Foundation will host its annual Holiday Plant Sale, Dec. 3-4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bay Cafe (located on the hospital’s Garden Level).
A variety of festive holiday plants will be available, including holiday cactuses, cyclamens and poinsettias. Fax or phone orders will be available for those who are unable to attend the sale. To receive an order form via mail, e-mail or fax, call the Foundation Office at 419-690-7720. Free local delivery is available for orders totaling $100 or more.
Proceeds will support projects sponsored by the BPCH Foundation Business Council, a volunteer organization of business leaders in the community who work to assist the Foundation.
Town hall meeting
A coalition of various local groups, including We-By-For, The Children of Liberty, Back to Basics and Perrysburg Patriots, will hold a Citizens’ Town Hall Meeting Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Maumee Indoor Theatre, 601 Conant St., Maumee.
The coalition is coming together to mobilize voters to affect the 2010 elections in local, state and national races, including the 9th District Congressional race.
“This is not a Republican, Democrat or Libertarian Party event,” said Linda Bowyer, of Perrysburg Patriots. “All the groups in the coalition share a common concern about the concentration of power in Washington, D.C. and the unsustainable growth in federal spending.
After a recent session of the Ottawa County Grand Jury, indictments have been returned against the following individuals, according to Prosecuting Attorney Mark Mulligan:
• Paul A. Wansitler, 24, of Oak Harbor, indicted on one count oif Improperly Discharging a Firearm, a felony of the second degree, along with six counts of Aggravated Menacing, all misdemeanors of the first degree. According to reports of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, Wansitler allegedly pointed a high-powered rifle at a Salem Township residence last week.
• William C. Reau, 23, currently being held in the Ottawa County Detention Facility, indicted on one count each of Attempted Burglary, a felony of the third degree, and Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Reau is accused of trying to break into an Oak Harbor home on Nov. 2.
• Samantha E. Fortman-Nevel, 18, of Elmore, charged with one count of Theft of Checks and three counts of Forgery, all felonies of the fifth degree, along with three misdemeanor counts of Theft. According to reports of the Genoa Police Department, Fortman-Nevel was in possession of stolen checks, then forged and cashed them at a Genoa business last month.
• Joe L. Arguelles, Jr., 30, who is currently being held in the Ottawa County Detention Facility, has been indicted on two first-degree felony drug charges after he was reportedly stopped for a traffic offense by troopers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol this week on the Ohio Turnpike. Arguelles was allegedly transporting approximately one thousand grams of cocaine in his vehicle at the time of the stop.
Warrants have been issued for Reau and Arguelles. All other defendants have been issued summonses and are scheduled to make their initial appearances in the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas Dec. 10.
Mulligan noted that an indictment is merely a formal charge in the Common Pleas Court and does not denote guilt or innocence.
OSU/Michigan reverse raffle
Genoa Athletic Boosters will hold their 13th annual Ohio State/Michigan reverse raffle Nov. 20 at the Millbury Fire Hall, 28410 Oak St., Millbury.
A half-chicken dinner will be available for $10 beginning at 6 p.m. Carryouts are available.
The raffle will begin at 7 p.m. Raffle tickets are $25 (admits two) in advance and $35 at the door. Beer, wine and pop will be available.
Tickets are available from any coach or booster officer. Call Shelly Scheanwald at 419-836-9519.
Distinguished alumni sought
Nominations for the Distinguished Waite Alumni Award are now being accepted through Dec. 4.
Each year, a selection committee votes on all nominees and a select group of nominees are then inducted as Distinguished Waite Alumni at the annual Purple and Gold Celebration, which will be held April 17, 2010.
Nomination forms are available by calling David M. Yenrick, Waite principal, at 419-671-7000.