News Briefs Week Of 9/12/2022

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Hayes Home cupola
open Sept. 17-18
Visitors who purchase a site pass to tour the Hayes Home and museum in Fremont on Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, will get to see a behind-the-scenes look at the cupola – an enclosed area with windows offering a 360-degree view of Spiegel Grove.
The cupola is not on the regular house tour and is a spot visitors often express interest in seeing.
Hayes Presidential is offering this opportunity as part of Ohio Open Doors, a statewide event in September where building and landmark owners and operators open to the public for special tours and programs.
Hayes Home tours are offered every hour on the hour. On Saturday, Sept. 17, the first tour is at 10 a.m., and the last tour is at 4 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 18, the first tour is at 1 p.m., and the last tour is at 4 p.m.
Advance tickets are available at Tickets are also available at the front desk, pending availability.
The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.
For information, call 419-332-2081, visit, like Hayes Presidential on Facebook at @rbhayespres and follow on Twitter and Instagram at @rbhayespres.

Patrol reports four
fatal crashes during
holiday weekend
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported four fatal traffic crashes which claimed four lives over the Labor Day holiday weekend, according to provisional data.
The data collected points to the 2022 Labor Day holiday weekend as being the safest since 2010.
Troopers arrested 405 drivers for OVI and issued 1,992 safety belt citations. Troopers also made 221 drug arrests and 94 felony apprehensions.
The Labor Day weekend reporting period began Friday, Sept. 2 at 12 a.m. and ended Monday, Sept. 5 at 11:59 p.m.
A total of 16,894 traffic enforcement stops were conducted, along with 10,356 non-enforcement stops. Troopers also aided 2,065 motorists.
For a complete breakdown of the Patrol’s Labor Day enforcement, visit and

Rotary to present
The Launch Sept. 18
In an effort to help area students “reach for the stars,” the Oregon/Northwood Rotary Club is hosting, The Launch, a fun, family- and pet-friendly community event, Sunday, Sept. 18 at Brentwood Park in Northwood.
The event, made possible through sponsorship support and Rotary Club volunteers, will feature a variety of family-friendly activities including:
• 6:30 a.m.: Coffee and food truck.
• 7:15 a.m.: Greet the Morning Service.
• 8 a.m.: 5K Walk/Run.
• 9 a.m.: Pet Parade.
• 10 a.m.: Golf Ball Drop (closest wins $1,000!).
• 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Car Show by Cruisin’ Zeake.
All proceeds benefit the educational program projects, including sending students to the Challenger Learning Center.

Oakdale Elementary
anniversary celebration
Oakdale Elementary School, 1620 E. Broadway, Toledo, will hold a 100th Year Anniversary Celebration Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1-3 p.m.
The celebration will begin at 1 p.m. with a presentation featuring former principals Tracy Knighten and Robert Clark, retired teacher Wendy Deal, former coaches Diane and Robert Yenrick and current staff members. Oakdale families, alumni and community members will also be invited to walk through the new building.
“We are inviting retired teachers and principals to come back and see former students,” said Oakdale Principal Dr. Robert Yenrick.
Ladder 419 will be on hand to provide free root beer floats for guests, thanks to sponsors Hope Community Church and United Methodist Church.
In anticipation of the anniversary celebration, the school is welcoming donations of photographs of the school, programs, classes, etc. Photos may be dropped off at the school, or call 419-671-7350 for more information.
Yenrick also noted that the school will be starting a Facebook page called Oakdale Alumni 100 years in the making. “We would like for people to tell the stories of where their families went on to school and/or the work that they did,” he said. “We would like to collect that college and job information to post in the school over the next couple of years.”

Open house planned,
Limelighters to perform
A community open house for the new Carol-Ann Molnar Performing Arts Studio at Clay High School will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 from 5-7 p.m. Clay High School is located at 5665 Seaman Rd., Oregon.
The Performing Arts Studio includes a scene shop, dressing rooms, multi-purpose instructional and gathering space, a state-of-the-art recording studio and sound suite, an outdoor Performance Plaza, and a 1,500-square-foot dance and performance studio.
Following the open house, the Clay Limelighters will present “Limeys Under the Stars, A Musical Revue,” featuring 15 songs from new and classic Broadway musicals. The revue will be performed outdoors on the Performance Plaza beginning at 7:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, it will be moved to the CHS auditorium. Parking is available in lots A, C and D.

Celebration planned
at Jerusalem Elementary
A celebration in honor of Jerusalem Elementary School’s 85th Anniversary will be held Sunday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Attendees are invited to visit the school at 535 S. Yondota Rd., Curtice, to reminisce and enjoy memorabilia. The celebration will also include food trucks, car cruise and a car show.
Cruise participants will meet at the Clay High School parking lot, off N. Stadium Road, near the tennis courts at 10 a.m. At approximately 10:30 a.m., the parade of cars will exit the parking lot and follow a route to Maumee Bay State Park, ultimately parking at the Jerusalem Rec Center.
For more information, call Jerusalem Elementary School Resource Officer Jeff Costanzo at 419-836-6111.

Street Play Saturday
The Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market & the Sandusky County Park District Street Play Saturday Event will be held on Front Street in Fremont on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Check-in for the Car Show contestants will be on the day of the event in Lot A (Brady Parking Lot) and judging will occur at 7:30 p.m., with trophies awarded shortly thereafter. Dash plaques and goodie bags will be given to the first 150 participants to pre-register and there will also be a 50/50 raffle.
A special feature of the Car Show is the DeLorean Time Machine from “Back to the Future,” which will be located in Lot A. Attendees are invited to get up close with the DeLorean and different photo ops – Doc Remote Controller, Pepsi Perfect, Marty’s Camcorder and miscellaneous movie flyers from the film.
To go along with the car show, the original “Back to the Future” film will be shown at The Strand Theater & Backstage Lounge at 3 and 5:30 p.m. Admission is $2 to view the movie or free with the purchase of food or a drink.
The Street Play Saturday Event will feature free and inclusive activities promoting health, recreation and fitness throughout the market, including kids’ fingerprinting, bike safety, a nutrition game and more.
Street Play Saturday event passports can be picked up at the Downtown Fremont Inc. tent at the Front and Garrison Street intersection. Visit each activity on the passport at its spot to earn a stamp to complete the passport. When the passport is completed, participants can return to the Downtown Fremont Inc. tent to be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Think Fremont Community Card.
In addition, the Front Street Live Cornhole Tournament will be going on during the Street Play Saturday event. Registration and payment can be completed at the event starting at 9 a.m. for the two-person teams. The tournament begins at 10 a.m.
For more information, call 419-332-8696 or 567-342-4758 or visit

County Dems to meet
The monthly meeting of the Ottawa County Democratic Executive Committee will be Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Genoa Public Library. This meeting is open to the public.

Trooper promoted
Trooper Garrett R. Lawson was promoted to the rank of sergeant by Colonel Charles A. Jones, Ohio Highway Patrol superintendent.
Sergeant Lawson will transfer from his current assignment at the Findlay District Criminal Patrol Unit to serve as an assistant post commander at the Bowling Green Post.
Sergeant Lawson began his career in November 2012 as a member of the 154th Academy Class. He earned his commission in April of the following year and was assigned to the Fremont Post. He was selected as Post Trooper of the Year three times and District Trooper of the Year in 2016. He earned the Criminal Patrol Award five times.
In 2018, he transferred to the Findlay District Criminal Patrol Unit.

Fostoria Rd. to
be repaved
Ottawa County has contracted with Kokosing Construction to pave Fostoria Road between State Rte. 795 and Walbridge E. Road.
Traffic will be restricted to one lane during construction.
Work was scheduled to start Sept. 8 and will continue through Sept. 30. Crews will be on site Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


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