The Fremont Unit of the NAACP will host a candidates’ night Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Church, 216 S. Park, Fremont.
Candidates will be given time to address the audience and take questions from the floor. In addition, anyone interested in representing the Mental Health levy and both sides of Issue 2 is invited to attend and address the audience.
The forum will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity for residents to speak with candidates informally.
The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 419-332-6811.
Parent conferences set
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held at Genoa High School Nov. 3 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 4 from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
Teachers will meet individually with parents in 15-minute time intervals. Parents wishing to set up a conference with one or more teachers may call the school office at 419-855-7741, ext. 21203. School will be in session Nov. 3.
Care Fair for Health
Owens Community College will host a free Care Fair for Health Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center.
The fair, which is free and open to the public, is being presented by the School of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing.
The event will include 60 informational displays on a diverse array of topics, free screening and health tests, flu shots ($25), a bake sale and information on course offerings and programs in health care-related fields.
For more information, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7379.
Film entries sought
The Toledo Museum of Art is accepting entries for a film festival planned in conjunction with the museum’s annual Winter Ball.
Inspired by the theme “fire and ice,” entrants are invited to create an art experience that is original and exciting, regardless of genre, technique or budget. Entries may use animation, motion graphics, narrative, non-narrative, time-based still image and other production techniques. Typical “home video” will not be considered.
The competition is open to both amateur and professional filmmakers. Only original work that has not been created for a commercial purpose or made in an entrant’s professional capacity for profit will be accepted. Individuals may submit up to three films each. Entrants must be 18 years of age by Oct. 1 or have parental permission to take part.
Videos are required to be less than four minutes in length. The top 10 films, selected by a panel of judges, will be shown at a premiere screening at the ball and on the museum’s website for a month.
Participants whose films are chosen for screening will receive an invitation to attend the Winter Ball on Dec. 10 in the Glass Pavilion. The deadline for entries is Oct. 31.
See the prospectus at http://www.toledomuseum.org/events/filmfest for more details.
CAGE memorial wall
Woodmore-CAGE (Communities Achieving Goals for Extracurricular) will unveil a memorial wall to honor Gary Zajac and the CAGE Kick-Off members Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m.
The memorial wall, created by Partners in Recognition of Ft. Loramie, Ohio, is custom-made of precision cut layers of acrylic. Located in the new stadium entry building at Woodmore High School in Elmore, the memorial was donated by Fremont Federal Credit Union.
It dedicates the new entry building to Zajac, who passed away in May. It also includes a list of donors who donated $500 or more between 2004 and 2006, which was the kick-off of the CAGE organization.
“Gary Zajac was an admired and well respected member of the Fremont Federal Credit Union family,” said Tony Camilleri, Fremont Federal CEO. “He had a genuine concern for the well-being of others and was always willing to lend a helping hand whenever needed. His infectious smile, jovial laugh, caring way and friendship have been missed greatly.”
CAGE invites the community to attend the unveiling before the football game at 6 p.m. For more information about Woodmore-CAGE or to make a donation, visit www.woodmorecage.com.
Home repair help
Ottawa County residents struggling to maintain and upkeep their homes can get help through the county’s Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP).
Administered by WSOS Community Action Commission, CHIP provides income-eligible homeowners assistance with electrical, foundation, and plumbing repairs; window, furnace and roof replacements; insulation and siding repairs.
In addition, those who may be facing foreclosure may obtain assistance for foreclosure prevention, homeowner counseling and possibly rescue funds for mortgage payments that will aid eligible homeowners.
Low and very-low income homeowners may qualify for up to $30,000 worth of repairs to their homes. Payment for rehabilitation is funded through a grant that is forgivable over a 10-year period and a deferred loan. There is no interest on the deferred loan, which is repayable when the house is sold, if there is a transfer of title or a change in occupancy.
WSOS is a HUD-certified counseling agency funded to provide free training, counseling, and advocacy to eligible homeowners and homebuyers. For more information, or to obtain an application, contact Sherry Evans at WSOS’s Housing Department at 1-800-775-9767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween family fun
Zion Lutheran Church, 26535 Pemberville Rd., Perrysburg, will host a Halloween family fun event Oct. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m.
The event will include a Trick or Trunk event, hayrides, a haunted hallway, face painting and more. Church members will provide hot dogs, donuts and a wide assortment of side dishes and desserts. Costumes are encouraged.
Fun and games begin at 4 p.m. Trick or Trunk begins at 6:15 p.m.
For more information, visit zionoh.org or call 419-837-5023.
After a recent session, the Ottawa County Grand Jury has returned indictments against the following individuals:
• Daniel Fenton, who is currently being held in the Ottawa County Detention Facility, has been indicted on one count of Domestic Violence, a felony of the fourth degree, along with several misdemeanor offenses. He is accused of assaulting a family or household member last August, then fleeing the scene and crashing the vehicle he was driving. The Domestic Violence charge specifies that Fenton, 30, has been previously convicted of similar charges.
• Kyle Hoffman, 24, Locust Street, Oak Harbor, has been charged with two counts of Trafficking in Drugs after he allegedly sold marihuana to a confidential informant, according the Ottawa County Drug Task Force. One count is a felony of the fifth degree, alleging that the offense took place in the vicinity of a minor.
• Thomas T. Brock, 28, of Duff Washa Rd., Oak Harbor, was indicted on one count of Trafficking in Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree after he allegedly sold marihuana to a confidential informant.
• Eric Drummond, who is currently being held in a state mental facility, was indicted on multiple counts of Assault of a Police Officer, Abduction, Attempted Escape and Harassment with Bodily Substances, all felonies. The indictment alleges that Drummond, 24, attacked several Ottawa County Sheriff’s Deputies over a four-day period in September.
• John Rollheiser, III, currently being held in the Ottawa county Detention Facility, has been charged with two counts of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, both felonies of the third degree, and one count of Driving Under Suspension, a misdemeanor of the first degree. The indictment alleges that Rollheiser has already been convicted of a felony OVI charge and also contains Grand Jury specifications alleging that he has been convicted of similar charges five times in the past 20 years.
• Amy Grotz, 46, of E. Walnut St., Oak Harbor, was indicted on five counts of Theft from an Elderly Person, all felonies of the fifth degree. According to reports of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, Grotz took money from an elderly person on at least five occasions between February and June of this year.
Summonses have been issued for Hoffman, Brock and Grotz to make their initial appearances in the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 2. Warrants have been issued for all other defendants.
Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Mulligan noted that an indictment is merely a formal charge in the Common Pleas Court and does not denote guilt or innocence.