Local Briefs


Trinity United Methodist Church hosts craft fair

A Trinity United Methodist Church Craft Fair will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 200 N. Summit St.

Vendors will have paintings, candles, hats, scarves, quilts, crocheted and knit items and charcuterie boards.

Lunch, including soup, sandwiches and desserts, will be available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will also be baked goods.

For more information call 419-308-7799.

Courthouse tours offered Saturday

On Saturday from 1-4 p.m., the public will have the opportunity to explore the historic Wood County Courthouse during guided tours led by former Wood County Auditor Mike Sibbersen, Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn and Wood County Common Pleas Judge Matthew Reger.

During the 30-minute tours, participants will have the chance to explore public spaces in the courthouse as well as areas not typically open to the public.

Reservations are available for groups up to 15 persons.

Reserve a space on one of the tours by emailing Aaron Krukowski at [email protected] or by calling Reger’s office at 419-354-9210.

Lake schools plan special meeting

MILLBURY — The Lake Local Schools Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. in the board conference room. The topics will be the five-year forecast and possibly replacing the field turf.

Tim Ryan joins BGSU tailgating

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan who is running as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate will be tailgating with students and supporters outside the Wednesday Bowling Green State University versus Central Michigan football game, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Ryan’s orange “Put Ohio Workers First” bus will be parked outside the Doyt Perry Stadium. He is a 1995 graduate of Bowling Green State University.

GLCAP offers winter heating aid

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership will again offer heating assistance for those facing a utility shutoff or fuel shortage this winter.

The GLCAP Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program helps residents of Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wood counties who have received a gas or electric disconnect notice or have already had utilities disconnected. The program also helps households with less than 25 percent bulk fuel supplies such as wood, propane, or fuel oil. EHEAP also assists residents who need new or transferred service with a utility company or have non-working furnaces.

The scheduling hotline for appointments is open at 567-432-5046. Scheduling may also be conducted online at www.glcap.org/winterheating. Appointments will be conducted in-person.

Residents must also be at or below 175% of federal poverty guidelines (e.g. $23,783 annual income/household of one; $48,563 annual income/family of four) in order to be eligible for assistance. Applicants must provide a list of all household members, including social security numbers, birthdates, and proof of citizenship; proof of income for all household members for the previous 30 days or 12 months; and copies of recent utility bills.

For applicants seeking utility payment plan help through GLCAP’s Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus program should apply online at www.glcap.org/pipp, or download, complete, and return a paper application to GLCAP at 127 S. Front St., Fremont, OH 43420. No PIPP-only appointments will be conducted.

Emergency winter heating assistance through EHEAP is available through March 31.


Tonight: Patchy fog after 5 a.m., otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 34. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: Patchy fog before 8 a.m., otherwise sunny, with a high near 66. Light southeast wind. Partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 44.

Extended: A chance of showers after 2 p.m. Sunday. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Showers likely overnight, mainly after 8 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 52. Chance of precipitation is 70%. A 50% chance of showers Monday. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62 and a low around 47. On Tuesday, mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 47. Sunny Wednesday, with a high near 69.

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