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They are spayed or neutered, get microchipped, receive their age-appropriate vaccines and get a physical exam by on-staff veterinarians. The Humane Society is open Tuesday through Friday from 11am – 7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 6pm.
“Because of this year’s unusual dryness, we need and are appreciative of any help (citizens) can provide in helping keep our trees healthy and looking well,” said Don Charlton, Tree Commission chairman. “Unless substantial rainfall occurs within the immediate future, tree watering will be necessary until mid- to late fall.”
Trees most in need are small – one to three inches in diameter. A slow and thorough watering is best to allow water to soak into the soil. The Tree Commission suggests using a soaker hose looped around the area at the tree base, or drilling two small holes into a filled five-gallon bucket to allow water to drain out. Mulching around trees also helps to keep roots cool and moist.
Property owners who detect problems with street trees are encouraged to call the Oregon Department of Streets at 419-698-7016.
Information about new student orientation, placement testing, admissions and advising along with details about the college’s academic programs and resources will be available.
Staff members from Admissions, Academic Advising, Career Services, Testing Services, Disability Services, Veterans Services and Oserve will also be present throughout the open house event.
Those attending are encouraged to visit the check-in and information location at the entrance upon arrival. For more information, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2732 or visit www.owens.edu/openhouse/.
Training classes will be held Thursday evenings and Saturdays August through October. The OCVN program is a research-based scientific training program that emphasizes hands on natural resource education coupled with community-based volunteer service. Though it embraces conservation, it is not an advocacy group.
Local curriculum will include such topics as ecological concepts, entomology, herpetology, invasive species, stewardship and more.
Dinner, which will be served from 5 to 7 p.m., will include barbecue chicken and sweet corn plus salad and desserts. A full cash bar will be available. The Deutschmeister & Martin Brothers Band will provide music from 4 to 11 p.m.
Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 10 and younger. Advance tickets are recommended. For tickets or information, call any Mannerchor or Damenchor member, Ron at S & K Office Supplies at 419-691-3537 or Tim Pescenya at 419-474-7604.
Interested museum visitors should meet in the Libbey Court at 3 p.m. for the presentation, during which performers will weave through various galleries and interact with the artwork.
“Using the imagined device of a particle collider, we come to see the relation between the old and the new, how cultures influence one another,” said Jill Berkana, Chihiro director.
Performers include Allison Kodeih, Ciara Lieberman, Eva Sullivan, Emily Hall, Jon Martin Smith, Frank McElhannon, Jill Berkana, Pevely Pawlak and Lindsay Foster. A special composition by Elainie Lillios will begin the dance.
This program is free and open to the public.
The event will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost is $300 per team or $75 per individual, which includes 18 holes with a cart, driving range, lunch and entry into contests. Prizes and auction items include tickets for Disney World, Sea World Orlando, Cedar Point, the Toledo Zoo and African Safari Wildlife Park, along with other items.
WTOL-TV meteorologist Ryan Wichman will be on hand to help raise money for breast cancer research.
Nichole M. Haar, 38, of Oak Harbor, has been indicted on two counts of Theft, both felonies of the fifth degree, along with misdemeanor counts of Passing Bad Checks and Theft. According to Oak Harbor Police, Haar allegedly took money from a former employer in Oak Harbor from September 2001 through January 2012. She is also accused of writing several bad checks to an Oak Harbor business in January.
Alex B. Bahs, of Oak Harbor, has been charged with felony counts of Improperly Discharging a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Dangerous Ordnance, along with misdemeanor counts of Using Weapons while Intoxicated and Underage Consumption. The charges resulted from a July 5 incident when Bahs, 19, reportedly discharged a firearm in the Village of Oak Harbor.
Margaret L. Swartz, 44, of Oak Harbor, was indicted on one count each of Theft by Deception and Forgery, both felonies of the fifth degree. According to Oak Harbor Police, Swartz allegedly stole a check from a former employer, which she then cashed in Oak Harbor.
Summonses have been issued for Haar, Woodward and Swartz to make their initial appearances in the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas July 26.
Mulligan noted that an indictment is merely a formal charge in the Common Pleas Court, and does not denote guilt or innocence.
The Wall will begin its journey at 10 a.m. from the Port Clinton Municipal Building, 1860 E. Perry St., escorted by hundreds of motorcyclists – most of whom are Vietnam veterans.
At approximately 10:30 a.m., the Moving Wall and its escorts will be entering the business district of Oak Harbor. The contingent will then travel SR 163 to Genoa where it will pass through the business district at about 10:55 a.m. The final leg of the trip will be from Genoa to Elmore using SR 51. The Moving Wall arrives in downtown Elmore at approximately 11:15 a.m. It will then be set up in Depot Park. Opening ceremonies will be held at 3 p.m.
The Village of Elmore and American Legion Community Post #279, which is hosting the Moving Wall’s visit, encourages the citizens of Port Clinton, Oak Harbor, Genoa and Elmore to line the streets while waving flags as a tribute to the 58,262 men and women whose names are listed on the Wall.
Auditions are set for 7 to 10 p.m. both days at Zion Lutheran Church, 22 N. Second St., Waterville. Those auditioning should come prepared to sing a 1-1/2 minute song from the show or in the style of “Titanic.” Bring sheet music for accompaniment. Directors are looking for strong vocalists and good actors. There are openings for multiple roles. Visit www.3BProductions.org for character breakdown.
Rehearsals will be held Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The musical is being directed by Joe Barton, with musical director Janine Baughman and choreography by Bob Marzola,
Their goal for the plane, one that used to fly regularly from Port Clinton to the islands, has been to restore it to flying condition and build a museum facility to educate the public and preserve its rich heritage.
While the volunteers have been working faithfully on their restoration, the George V. Woodling Foundation has stepped in and built a museum and hangar facility to be shared by both the Tri-Motor Heritage Museum and Liberty Aviation Museum, a different group of aviation enthusiasts who operate a fully restored WWII B-25 Mitchell bomber.
With the new museum building nearly complete, the Tri-Motor volunteers have been moving all of their supplies, tools, work benches and everything else associated with the project to the new facility. The majority of the airplane's fuselage structure has been completed and it is the single largest piece yet to be moved.
Volunteers moved the main fuselage across the taxiway to its new hangar July 17. The relocation marked yet another milestone in the restoration of Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-40 that once flew the skies here.
The new Tri-Motor Heritage Museum/Liberty Aviation Museum facility will hold its grand opening the weekend of July 20-22.
The ministry was begun by Mary Margaret Almonte, who in 2009, was going through a divorce and raising a 5-year- old son when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She had major surgery, went through six months of chemo treatments at Mass General Hospital in Boston and continued on with her life. This past year, the cancer returned.
As her 50th birthday approached, she decided to give herself a birthday party for this milestone age and invited her church members, friends, family and work colleagues. In lieu of gifts, she requested gift cards for Walgreens and CVS to give to cancer patients.
This summer, she is visiting family in Ohio for three weeks and part of her vacation “wish” is to have a fundraiser here to continue on with her “Healing Hope Ministry.”
Those wishing to help can donate silent auction prizes, donate cash or a Walgreen’s or CVS gift card or attend the fundraiser July 28. The family-friendly event will include food, a silent auction, kids’ games and other activities.
For more information, call Cathy Reichow, Almonte’s sister, at 419-392-1468 or visit HealingHopeMinistry.org or MyVoiceOfLife.org.
The family event will include a car show, sports, entertainment and auction. Thanks to title sponsors The Fremont Company and KeyBank–The Walter Terhune Memorial Fund, admission is free to everything except the fundraising auction.
Events will begin at 10 a.m. and last into the evening. The day will begin with Croquet at the Grove from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Hayes Presidential Croquet Club will demonstrate the lawn sport and also provide opportunities for the public to “take a swing.”
This year’s Fremont’s Got Talent contest, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will showcase local talent from the Sandusky County area. GroveFest attendees can get involved by helping to choose the People’s Choice winner.
From noon to 4 p.m., there will be a Collectible Car Show featuring almost 40 vehicles and a feature display of Indian Motorcycles. New this year is the addition of an Automobile Scavenger Hunt. Children can interact with car owners as they attempt to complete the ‘hunt’ questionnaire for a chance to earn a prize.
The Hayes Presidential Center’s largest annual fundraiser, the Bid at the Grove Auction will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. The ticketed event will include gourmet hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine. Participants can bid on an array of merchandise, services, and “experiential” outings - from overnight stays in upscale B&Bs to a sunset cruise on the Sandusky River. Celebrity emcee and auctioneer will be Jerry Anderson of WTOL-TV. Auction tickets are $100 a person. Call 419-332-2081, ext. 226 for information.
The Hayes Home and Hayes Museum will be open during GroveFest, providing a perfect opportunity attendees to tour the recently restored Hayes Home. The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont.
For information call 800-998-PRES or visit www.rbhayes.org.
More than 40 teams are scheduled to participate in this year’s festival. The teams in 40-foot- long Hong Kong-style Dragon Boats will be racing up and down the Maumee River.
Admission is free to the festival, which will also include live entertainment, demonstrations of ancient Chinese musical instruments, a children’s area with a number of activities including Chinese crafts, calligraphy, origami, face painting and more.
Proceeds raised from the event benefit Partners in Education of Toledo. For more information, visit www.partnerstoledo.org.