News Briefs Week of 5/31/2021

Staff Writer

Municipal building
to reopen to public
Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the Oak Harbor municipal building will reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 2.
Oak Harbor Village Council will meet in person beginning with the June 7 meeting. Council meets the first and third Mondays of the month a 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 146 N. Church St. Monday meetings falling on a holiday convene on Tuesdays.
During COVID-19 safety protocols, council meetings were closed to the public but were livestreamed on the Official Village of Oak Harbor, Ohio Facebook page. Future meetings may be found there. Though not monitored for questions during meetings, the comment stream is reviewed and questions answered after the conclusion of each meeting.
“We are excited to safely open to the public and once again use in-person interaction as an opportunity to serve residents,” Mayor Quinton Babcock said. “We will also continue some of the new practices that have made village operations more accessible over the last year, such as streaming our council meetings online.”
A new security system was implemented at the municipal building more than a year ago. Anyone requiring after-hours assistance from the Oak Harbor Police Department may buzz in at the main PD door facing Church Street. Observing regular business hours, the building is locked daily at 4:30 p.m.
For additional village information, residents may visit the Facebook page, utilize the “Contact Us” form at, or call Oak Harbor Municipal Administrative Offices at 419-898-5561.
Contact information for each council member is provided on the website, and Mayor Babcock may be reached at Administrative Offices are open 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Deadline extended
The deadline for submitting nominations for the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame, which recognizes outstanding service to others following military service, has been extended to Tuesday, June 15. This new deadline allows Ohioans two more weeks to identify veterans who are making a noticeable difference in their communities.
Now in its 28th year, the Hall of Fame honors those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and continue to contribute to our communities, state and nation through exceptional acts of volunteerism, advocacy, professional distinction, public service or philanthropy.
Each year, the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame inducts up to 20 veterans based on recommendations from an executive committee of veterans from throughout the state and approval from the Governor of Ohio.
Visit for more details.

Free museum
admission for
veterans, military
The National Museum of the Great Lakes is offering free admission for veterans and active military on Memorial Day weekend, May 29-31.
The free admission promotion includes admission to the museum and both the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and the Museum Tug Ohio. The museum is still at limited capacity to help support healthy social distancing, so online reservations are recommended and may be made by visiting Reservations may also be made by calling 419-214-5000.
Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Monday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is located at 1701 Front St., Toledo.

Alzheimer’s programs
The Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter will be presenting a variety of virtual educational programs in June to help the community and families impacted by the disease.
The presentations cover a variety of topics and occur at different times during the day and early evening via videoconferencing to allow individuals to participate in the convenience of their homes. Topics include warning signs to look for, surviving difficult behaviors, and how to have those difficult conversations.
A special program about Lewy Body Dementia and the Robin Williams story will be held Thursday, June 3.
The programs are helpful for anyone experiencing signs of memory loss, their family members who may be concerned, and community members looking for more education.
All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Sign up by calling 800-272-3900.
The schedule includes:
• Volunteer Recruitment Event, June 2, noon.
• Dementia Conversations with Dr. Scharre: Lewy Body Dementia and the Robin Williams Story, June 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
• Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia, June 3, 6 p.m.
• Healthy Living for Brain and Body, June 7, 6 p.m.
• Understanding/Responding to Dementia Behavior/Practical Survival Tips, June 8, 2 p.m.
• Dementia Conversations, June 8, 6:30 p.m.
• Healthy Living for Brain and Body, June 9, 11 a.m.
• Volunteer Recruitment Event, June 10, 5 p.m.
• Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia, June 14, 5 p.m.
Visit or call 800-272-3900.

hitting the road
The Wood County District Public Library Bookmobile will be visiting communities again beginning in June.
Community members will be able to pick up Take It & Make It craft kits, movies, books, and more from the Bookmobile. Unless otherwise specified, the Bookmobile will be parked within a block of the local post office.
The Bookmobile’s summer schedule includes:
• Bradner, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays June 8 and 22, July 6 and 20 and Aug. 3 and 17.
• Eastpointe Townhouses, 3-4 p.m. (Laketon Terrace entrance), Tuesdays June 15 and 29, July 13 and 27 and Aug. 10 and 24,
• Eden East, 4:15-5:15 p.m. (at the bend, about halfway down the street), Tuesdays June 15 and 29, July 13 and 27 and Aug. 10 and 24.
• Millbury, 2:15-3 p.m., Wednesdays June 16 and 30, July 14 and 28 and Aug. 11 and 25.
• Northwood Estates, 3-4 p.m. (near the playground) Wednesdays June 9 and 23, July 7 and 21 and Aug. 4 and 18.
• Portage, 2:15-3 p.m., Thursdays June 10 and 24, July 8 and 22 and Aug. 5 and 19.
• Risingsun, 3:15-4:15 p.m., Tuesdays June 8 and 22, July 6 and 20 and Aug. 3 and 17.
• Woodlake, 3:15-4:15 p.m. (near the playground), Wednesdays June 16 and 30, July 14 and 28 and Aug. 11 and 25.

meetings set
Starting in June, the Great Eastern Toastmasters Club will return to meeting at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital in Oregon.
The club will meet the first and third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room, located in the hospital basement, behind the cafeteria.
The Toastmasters Club provides a supportive environment for those looking to gain self-confidence by polishing their speaking, listening and leadership skills. Guests are welcome. Call Allen at 419-698-3733 or Julie at 419-343-5569 or visit for more details.

Vaccine clinic
Sandusky County Public Health and the Sandusky County Parks District will host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic Thursday, June 3 from 1-3 p.m. at White Star Barn, 5013 CR 65, Gibsonburg.
The Moderna vaccine will be available for those 18 years and older. Individuals who get vaccinated at this clinic will receive one free pass to White Star Beach.
For those who need transportation, TRIPS is offering free round-trip rides to vaccine appointments. To schedule, call TRIPS at 419-332-8091.
To stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccine clinic information, visit or follow Sandusky County Public Health on Facebook.

Farmer’s Market
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce and the City of Oregon have partnered to bring the Oregon community another year of the Oregon Rollin’ Food and Farmers Market with over 60 vendors on June 2 between 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at 2973 Dustin Road (Between Isaac St. & Harbor Dr.).
Four more Farmers Markets are planned this year: July 7, August 4, September 1, and October 6.
Admission is free.
Food truck vendors scheduled to be on hand include Red Eye Pie, Grumpy’s, Deet’s BBQ, Sabaidee Expresso, Rusty’s Road Trip, Smashdawgz, The Traveling Chef, Kona Ice Lake Erie Shore, Susie Lynne’s Lemonade, The Loaded Cone, Nene’s Sweet, and Fries like the other guys.
Other scheduled vendors include Ackerman Berry Farm, Bergman Orchards, Bench's Farm, Lindsay Moon Jewels, Pampered Chef, Sunsations, "Catch the Sun", Tastefully Simple, Daisy Mae's Custom Baking, Happy Flour Bakery, Royal Customer Carvings, Clothed in Grace Co., and many more.

Senior centers to
reopen June 7
In compliance with the expiration of all public health orders set for early June, Ottawa County senior centers will return to normal, scheduled hours, starting June 7.
“This order is welcome news for all six of the Ottawa County senior centers, which have been receiving calls from participants anxiously asking when they would be able to begin receiving socialization, meals, and other services they had come to enjoy and depend on prior to the pandemic,” said Dianne Martin Mortensen, director, Ottawa County Senior Resources. “Ottawa County senior centers are developing and finalizing their reopening plans to comply with all orders set forth by the State of Ohio by the Monday June 7 re-opening.”
Per the Ohio Department of Aging, Grab & Go meals will continue, for both the senior center participants and Grab & Go Only seniors. Reservations are required for both the senior center and Grab & Go meals to ensure meals are available.
“Ottawa County Senior Resources is excited to reopen their senior centers,” Mortensen said. “Seniors who plan to attend are encouraged to practice safety first for themselves and their fellow seniors by washing hands and being vaccinated if they have not.”
For more details, call your local senior center or Ottawa County Senior Resources at 419-898-6459.

Memorial Day
ceremony set
A Memorial Day Ceremony will be held Monday, May 31 at 11:30 a.m. at the Allen Township Cemetery, CR 7 (N. Martin-Williston Road), Williston.
Attendees are asked to bring a chair; no seating will be provided. All attendees and participants are asked to follow current Ohio and CDC COVID-19 guidelines.

Ruled insolvent
The Ohio Department of Agriculture has found Evergreen Grain Co. in Clyde insolvent after discovering it was unable to cover its outstanding obligations to farmers. Evergreen Grain was suspended on May 13 to prevent additional outstanding obligations and to facilitate a remedy through the Grain Indemnity Fund.


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