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Tree removal assistance
Residents in Wood, Lucas and Erie counties and of Kelley’s Island have until Aug. 1 to apply for assistance with removing ash trees through the Western Lake Erie Basin Residential Ash Tree Removal Program.

Funded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources – ODNR Division of Forestry and operated by WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc., the program is intended to help stem the widespread infestation of the ash trees in Northwest Ohio.

The program offers assistance that will pay up to 40 percent of the cost of removal of one or two trees. There is no income requirement.

Homeowners must provide three estimates of the tree removal cost from companies that use ISA certified arborists. A list of qualifying arborists is provided with the application form.

Applications are available at any public library; all township, village and city offices; county Soil and Water Conservation District offices and the Ohio State University Extension offices. They are also available online at

Call Cindy Brookes at 419-334-5016 for more information.

Terrace View Café menu
Owens Community College Hospitality and Culinary Arts students have released the summer menu for the Terrace View Café.

The student-run café, located in College Hall Room 148, is open to area residents for lunch Tuesdays and Thursdays in July from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seating is limited and available until 12:15 p.m. and take-out meals may be picked up between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. The cost per lunch is $8.50. Reservations are required.

The menu selections were planned by culinary arts students in the techniques for healthy cooking classes. The classes take into account nutrition science, food preparation and menu strategies for healthy eating.

The menu includes:
• July 10 – summer vegetable quiche;

• July 12 – poached chicken breast;

• July 17 and 19 – salmon and spinach with sparkling wine butter sauce;

• July 24 – broiled red snapper;

• July 26 – broiled tilapia.

A lacto-ovo vegetarian entrée or a Terrace chicken burger with a side dish is also available. A complete listing of dishes is available at

Reservations must be made by 3 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the Tuesday luncheon and 3 p.m. on Thursday prior to the Thursday luncheon.

In addition, the café offers Tuesday and Thursday evening takeout dinners, available for pickup between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

The cost per takeout is $6 and reservations are required by 3 p.m. the previous Tuesday or Thursday. The menu includes:

• July 10 – tenderloin of beef with blue cheese and herb crust; 

• July 12 – Moroccan chicken pita sandwich;

• July 17 – red snapper en papillote with julienne vegetables;

• July 19 – jerk pork loin and mango salsa;

• July 24 – chicken stir-fry with soba noodles;

• July 26 – goat cheese ravioli.

For reservations or more information, more information, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7359 or visit

Summer theatre production
Genoa Summer Theatre will present “Out Of Sight...Out Of Murder,” July 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and July 29 at 2 p.m. at Genoa Civic Theatre, 509-1/2 Main St. Genoa.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. The box office will open 30 minutes before each show. For more information, email or call 419-898-8934.

Alternative art exhibit
Things are about to get dark as the Collingwood Arts Center prepares to present “Dark Visions 3,” an interpretive exhibit featuring noir, fetish, conceptual and horror-themed artwork.

The exhibit, which is being produced by resident photographer Boyd Hambleton, showcases new original works by Amanda Marie, Andi Young-Newton, Autumn Pearl Johnson, Darkside Cookies, David Mannor, Jeff Beach, John Knotts, Lore-li Photography, MaeMay, Todd Parnell, and Hambleton.

An opening reception will be held in the CAC’s Gerber House Galleries July 14 from 7 to 10 p.m. The show will remain on display through the end of the month.

Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public. All attendees must be at least 18 years of age, as the exhibit contains adult themes.

For more information, email

Maintenance, hydrant flushing
The Woodville Water Treatment Department will be performing maintenance operations and hydrant flushing during the month of July.

Water customers who have problems with continued discoloration or flow may call 419-849-3031.

Vintage Base Ball
The Hayes Presidential Center’s Spiegel Grove Squires will take on a team of Celebrity All Stars in an exhibition game of 1860s-style Vintage Base Ball July 8 at 2 p.m. at the Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont.

Assembled for the one-time-only match, the All Stars team will include local notables like Sandusky County Commissioner Matt Damschroder, City of Fremont Director of Economic Development Mike Jay and Terra State Community College President Dr. Jerry Webster. Play takes place in Squires Field, located behind the Hayes Museum. Admission is free and open to all.

Visit  for more information.



Gas Prices

Gas prices are expected to soar this summer. Are you prepared to pay more?
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