Local Briefs

Perrysburg organist kicks off afternoon recital series

MAUMEE — First Presbyterian Church of Maumee will begin its second season of the First Pres Maumee Afternoon Recital Series on Thursday at 1 p.m., with an organ program featuring George Blackney.

Blackney will present at organ recital entitled “Eclectricity,” a program where the musical selections are introduced with poetic quips and veritable information. The program will include works by Peterson, Bach, Bédard, Broughton and Vaughan Williams, and will conclude with audience participation in “The Revival March” by John Phillip Sousa.

Blackney is from Flint, Michigan, where he began his early piano instruction with Alice Thompson and Arthur Vanadia, and organ instruction with Duane Sutton. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from St. Joseph College in Rensselaer, Indiana, with organ instructions from John Eagan and Theophane Hytrek. He then received his Master of Music in Organ Performance at the Eastman School of Music, studying under Russel Saunders and David Craighead. Believing in full-time church employment, he began his service as liturgist, organist, director of children’s choirs and bell choirs in Whiting, Indiana; Lansing, Michigan; and Willmar and Golden Valley, Minnesota.

He and his wife Marilyn now reside in Perrysburg, where they are active members of St. Rose Parish.

The recital is free and will have a duration of approximately 60 minutes. All are welcome to attend.

This is the first program of the 2022-23 season, with future programs continuing on the third Thursday of the month into spring.

For more information, visit firstpresmaumee.org or call 419-893-0223.

Trick or treat on horseback

FINDLAY — Project H.O.P.E.’s Horseback Trick or Treat is set for Saturday and Sunday, and Oct. 29 and 30 at 6645 TR 215.

There will be a guided horse ride to 10 activities for treats.

The funds go towards the care of the horses, which allows the group to provide equine therapy to those in need. Riders must register at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0d49afa92aabfbc70-halloween1.

Quilters meet in Findlay

FINDLAY — Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Oct. 24 at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave.

Following the business meeting, Betty Fiser, a certified quilt judge from Lima, will present “This is What Fair Judges Look for.” She will also give a trunk show. After all questions, a few Ohio Star members will show and tell about their quilts. For more information, call Pat Czaplicki at 636-209-0061.

Kaptur announces Ohio will receive $2B for roads and bridges

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D- Toledo, announced the U.S. Department of Transportation will invest nearly $2 billion in Ohio through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to rebuild roads and bridges across the state.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has unveiled its Fiscal Year 2023 plan detailing the allocation of federal resources from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for critical surface infrastructure projects. As part of DOT’s plan, Ohio will receive $1.96 billion in the upcoming year from the Federal Highway Administration for improvements to roads, bridges, tunnels, and other surface infrastructure. The state will have flexibility in determining how the federal funding will be deployed.

“Our Bipartisan Jobs and Infrastructure Bill is doing exactly as promised – investing in Ohio’s future,” Kaptur said. “These federal investments will create living wage construction jobs, increase safety, and better connect workers and communities to regional job hubs. Northwest Ohio has projects ready to go, and I’ll make sure we receive our fair share.”

Forecast

Today: A chance of showers, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: A slight chance of showers before 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Northwest wind 13 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday: A chance of showers, mainly after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. West wind 14 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. A chance of showers at night, mainly before 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Extended: Partly sunny Wednesday, with a high near 47. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. Partly sunny Thursday, with a high near 52. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 36. Mostly sunny Friday, with a high near 61. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 44. Mostly sunny Saturday, with a high near 68.