News Briefs Week Of 2/7/2022

Staff Writer

Virtual Alzheimer’s
programs Feb. 7
The Alzheimer's Association Northwest Ohio Chapter is offering two free virtual programs on Monday, Feb. 7, to help provide a greater understanding of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
The programs include “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s, which will be held” from 12-1 p.m. and “Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia,” set for 6-7 p.m.
Both programs will be presented on Zoom. Pre-registration is required. To register for one or both programs, call the Alzheimer's Association's 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 and provide an email address. Instructions about how to join the webinars will be emailed to registrants.
“These two programs provide important introductory information about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias for people who may be in the beginning stages of identifying dementia in themselves or a loved one,” said Pam Myers, Alzheimer's Association Northwest Ohio Chapter program director. “The first program specifically covers some of the common early warning signs of Alzheimer's, while the second offers general information about the stages of the disease and some of the programs the Alzheimer's Association offers.”

After a two-year interruption due to the pandemic, the Salvation Army Port Clinton Service Center will send 31 children to Camp NEOSA this summer.
Registration is open to the first 31 Ottawa County children ages 6-12 who complete the application and turn in the $25 registration fee. Transportation is provided. The dates are not yet confirmed.
Camp NEOSA is located on a 200-acre peninsula on 1,000-acre Leeville Lake in Carrolton, Ohio. The natural surroundings contribute to the spiritual, educational, social, and recreational needs of campers and camp days are filled with hiking, swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, sports, and drama activities.
Applications are available at The Salvation Army office, located at 834 East Perry St., Port Clinton. If interested in applying or learning more, contact Maureen Saponari at 419-732-ARMY (2769) or
Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Hall of Fame
induction postponed
The Eastwood Alumni Association has postponed the Feb. 26 induction of the 2021 Eagle Way Hall of Fame class due to COVID concerns.
The 2021 class will be honored with the Eagle Hall of Fame Class of 2022 at a celebration Saturday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Eastwood High School. Dessert and drinks will be served. The cost is $10. Those with tickets for Feb. 26 event will be contacted for options to attend in September.
The 2021 honorees include:
• Bob Frobose Family (community contributors).
• Dr. Michelle Kahlenberg (noteworthy alumna).
• Jim Opelt (noteworthy alumnus and community contributor)
• Jim Welling (noteworthy alumnus and coach).
. The 2022 honorees are:
• Dr. Ted Bowlus (noteworthy alumnus, community contributor).
• Dr. James Kurfess (noteworthy alumnus).
• Dr. Kreig Spahn (noteworthy alumnus, individual athlete).
Eastwood Alumni Association information and documents are located on Eastwood’s website (click on upper right corner). Visit

Grant received
for sewer project
A Community Development Block Grant will pay for half of a sanitary sewer project in two Wood County townships that has been ordered by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District, Wood County commissioners, and Wood County Planning Commission are parties to a memorandum of understanding that covers the federal grant of $750,000.
A local match to the grant is required.
Approximately 10,000 feet of sanitary sewer lines will be extended to an area in Middleton and Center townships that is currently being served by septic systems that the Ohio EPA has determined are failing. About 54 residences will be undergoing the change that will include construction of a low-pressure main with grinder pumps. Planners chose that option due to the presence of high bedrock.
The EPA has determined most of the pollution is from an area of older homes along Sugar Ridge Road near Mercer Road.
Jerry Greiner, president of the Northwestern Water and Sewer District, said tests revealed releases of septic wastes in a nearby ditch in the unincorporated area of Sugar Ridge
The main line will link to an existing sewer main west of the area under the EPA order.
The water and sewer district service area covers the project area. Once operating, sewer flows will be conveyed to the waste water treatment plant operated by the City of Bowling Green.

Bids to be opened
The Ottawa County commissioners have set dates for the opening of contract bids for two projects.
Bids will be opened Feb. 15 at 11:15 a.m. for an improvement project of Fostoria Road (County Road 2) and bids will be opened Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. for replacing a bridge at Nissen Road over Packer Creek.

Siren test
The Lucas and Ottawa County outdoor warning sirens are normally activated for monthly testing on the first Friday of each month at noon.
Due to the severe winter storm predicted for Northwest Ohio, the siren was canceled for Feb. 4.
Due to the cold temperatures in Northwest Ohio, officials have decided it was possible that the siren mechanisms could be frozen and, if activated, damage could occur. The next monthly siren test is scheduled to be conducted at noon on March 4. Questions can be directed to Lucas County Emergency Management Agency at 419-213-6503 or Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency at 419-734-6900.
Visit the Lucas County EMA or Ottawa County EMA webpage to sign up to receive emergency notifications for your county directly to your cellular phone.

Cats rescued
Agencies in Ottawa County have rescued 37 cats that had been left in the fishing access area at the Old Bay Bridge in Danbury Township.
Sheriff Stephen Levorchick said his office began late last year working on the rescue at the request of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
The access road was blocked off to the public and traps were set and those captured were spayed or neutered and homes were located.
The sheriff said the operation was completed before frigid temperatures set in. Some kittens remain with the Ottawa County Humane Society.
The dog warden division of the sheriff’s department worked with the ODNR, Oak Harbor Veterinary Hospital, Danbury Police Department, and humane society.
A local resident, Dan Jadwisiak, helped with the trapping and provided temporary shelter, the sheriff said.

Meeting changed
The Woodmore Facilities Committee moved its meeting scheduled for Feb. 2, to Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. in the high school Media Center 633 Fremont St., Elmore. Call 419-862-1060 with any questions.


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