News Briefs Week of 8/12/19

Staff Writer

Genealogical meeting
The Lucas County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet Saturday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd., just south of Airport Highway.
Those attending should turn into the entrance at the traffic light opposite Pilliod Road. Bear left to Forest View building. Once inside the building, turn left to proceed to chapel/meeting room. All are welcome.
The meeting will include a panel discussion with Bill Priest, Connie Ayres and others regarding “Strategies for Successful Research at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.” Information will be shared that will prove valuable for our upcoming trip to the library in October, as well as for individual research visits there.
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Band welcoming members
Area musicians are invited to join the Owens College Community Concert Band for the 2019-2020 concert season.
Rehearsals are held during the school year in the Center for Fine & Performing Arts, room 111, every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-5 p.m. beginning Aug. 26.
All styles of concert band literature are rehearsed and performed at five concerts, both on and off campus, each semester.
For more info, call the Owens College Department of Fine & Performing Arts at 567-661-7081.

50th reunion planned
The Clay High School Class of 1969 will hold their 50th reunion the weekend of Sept. 13-15.
For contact information and registration, visit the class website at or contact Shirley Geise-Norton at 419-972-1170.
A full weekend is planned, beginning with the Friday night Clay vs. Waite football game and including a Saturday school tour, a Saturday night party at Oak Shade Grove, and finishing the weekend on Sunday with brunch at the Hollywood Casino.
Alumni are encouraged to share this info with all 1969 classmates.

9/11 remembrance
The Village of Gibsonburg will once again host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Public Safety Service Memorial in Williams Park. The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11th.
The Keynote Speaker will be Rev. Kyle Timmons, a U.S. Navy veteran with four years of service as a Religious Program Specialist, 3rd Class. He served from 2000-2004 with service at NAVSEA (Naval Sea Systems Command) in Washington, D.C., and time on the USS Enterprise (CVN 65). He served in the Washington, D.C., Naval District at the time of the 9/11 attacks and worked at the Pentagon recovery site during the days that followed the attacks on our country.
Rev. Timmons, who grew up in Fremont, is currently a minister in Grant Park, Illinois.
For more info, contact the Village of Gibsonburg at 419-637-2634 or

Dog Days of Summer
Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and Green Bay Packaging Inc. Dog Days of Summer Events on Front Street on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Attendance to the market will be free to the public.
Professional Grooming will offer $5 nail trimming along with a free self-serve dog wash and photo booth in their tent.
Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office and Fremont Police Department K9 Units will offer a demonstration at 10 a.m. in the Brady Lot.
Join in Doggy Yoga with April Halm at 11 a.m. in the Brady Lot (bring your mat).
Pottery Perfection will be painting pet water bowls and creating Pawsome String Art.
Kids are invited to read with Mitzi, the service dog from 10-11 a.m.
Dog judging will take place at 11 a.m. for Best in Show, Small Breed, Large Bread and Best Costume. Judging will take place at the intersection of Front and Garrison streets. The first 50 dog show participants will get a free goodie box.
Front Street will be closed 6am until 2pm from Croghan Street to Birchard Avenue for this event.

Cornhole tournament
The Rossford girls basketball program will host a cornhole tournament on August 24 starting at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park during the Rossford Riverfest. Format will be a single elimination tournament for two-person teams.
The festival includes food trucks, beer garden, inflatables for kids, live music, and fireworks. Cost to enter the cornhole tournament is $30 per team.
Brackets will be available at 6:30 p.m. Registration deadline is 7 p.m. o Aug. 23. Sponsorship opportunities available. Proceeds benefit the girls basketball program. Contact Toby Ledesma at or 419-666-2905.

Road repairs
Ottawa County will be repairing two roads Aug. 12-15, the county engineer’s office said.
Walbridge East Road, from Genoa Clay Center Road to Reiman Road, and Graytown Road, from State Route 163 to True Road, will be open to emergency vehicles and local traffic.
Crews will be working from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


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