News Briefs Week Of 11/22/2021

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Thanksgiving dinner
Northwood Church of God, 1838 S. Coy Rd., Northwood, will offer a free Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, Nov. 25.
Drive-thru or carry out service will be available. Pick-up will be between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Limited delivery will be available to Northwood, Oregon and Walbridge residents.
Pre-order by calling 567-525-1684.

Oak Harbor VFW
Thanksgiving dinner
Oak Harbor American Legion Post 114, 221 Park St., will offer a Community Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dinner will be available as dine-in or carryout. Delivery will also be available for shut ins.
The dinner is free; however, donations will be accepted. Call 419-898-5888 for more information.

Thanksgiving Dinner
at Walbridge VFW
Veterans, active military members and their families, along with members of the community, are invited to a free Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. at Walbridge VFW Post 9963, 109 N. Main St.
In addition to turkey, ham and all the fixings, desserts and pop, lemonade, iced tea, coffee and water will be provided. A full cash bar will be available.
Carry outs will be available. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 419-697-6959 or Gloria Lewicz at 419-508-2404. Post members may sign up at the Canteen.
Donations are welcome, with proceeds going to the post’s Veterans’ Fund.

Thanksgiving meal
A free Thanksgiving Day meal will be served Thursday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Woodmore High School, 633 Fremont St., Elmore. The meal is open to anyone in the community and is being presented through the support of churches, businesses, community organizations and families within Ottawa and Sandusky counties.
All dinners will be served drive-thru and will include turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, roll and dessert.
Volunteers who would like to donate their time to the event may contact Robin Hindall at

Dog shelter closure
The Wood County Dog Shelter will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 through Sunday Nov. 28.
The following services are available online:
• Dog license sales:
• Viewing adoptable dogs:
Call 419-354-9242 for more details.

Book drive, author
meet-and-greet set
Local author Laurence St. John will be at Northwood Jewelers for a book drive and meet-and-greet Friday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Book and monetary donations will be accepted. St. John partners with Northwood Jewelers annually to collect books and funds. “I work with Mainstreet Church and their charities, such as Lake Local Schools, East Broadway Elementary and other organizations," St. John said. “I will also work with Genoa Schools as well.
New or gently used books are welcome. All monetary donations will be used to purchase books – including some of St. John’s books – for distribution to children at the listed schools and organizations.
Northwood Jewelers is located at 4612 Woodville Rd.
St. John, a Genoa native currently living in Northwood, recently released his newest book, “Metatron: The Secret Grid.”
The book, available on Amazon, follows three others in the Metatron series: “The Angel Has Risen,” “The Mystical Blade,” and “Dagger of Mortality.”
Learn more about St. John at

LMHA closes
on new building
Lucas Metropolitan Housing (LMH) recently closed on the acquisition of its new building at 424 Jackson St., Toledo, with financing support provided by The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority.
LMH opted to purchase the building, formerly occupied by United Way of Greater Toledo, to better serve its clients. The new location offers proximity to the central public transit terminal and free, off-street parking. The purchase also allows LMH to consolidate three of its offices into a single location, affecting approximately 80 employees and resulting in operating cost savings for the agency.
The building’s layout also allows for greater collaboration and cross-sharing of information that will improve organizational efficiencies and streamline communication, knowledge transfer and workflows.
The new office will serve as LMH’s primary administrative office to support both its Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs. Located two blocks from the Government Center building and other places of interest, it was chosen, in part, to make it easier for its residents to access LMH services and programs.
The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority issued a $5.2 million tax-exempt 25-year bond transaction for LMH’s headquarters relocation and renovation project. The interest rate for this bond financing was 2.9 percent.

Wind turbine
State Representative D.J. Swearingen (R-Huron) opposes the requested subsidy for the proposed pilot program for six offshore windmills to be built on Lake Erie.
“This inefficient project would jeopardize not only the ecology of the lake but would also directly threaten the culture and local economy that exists on Lake Erie and is enjoyed by so many throughout and beyond the borders of our state,” said Swearingen. “If this pilot program for Project Icebreaker cannot be funded without the assistance of a ratepayer subsidy, then how can the entire project, which includes an additional plan of 1,500 windmills, possibly be successful without further subsidies? I vehemently oppose this request.”
The project has been partially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy but the remaining funding sources are to be determined.


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