Local Briefs

Lake school board has special meeting

MILLBURY — The Lake Local Schools Board of Education will have a special meeting on Friday at 9 a.m. in the board of conference room.

Eat and sing with VFW Post 1148

VFW Post 1148 at 719 S. Main St. is offering lunch and dinner on Friday.

A lake perch sandwich and fries will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $9.

A lake perch dinner will be served Friday from 4-7 p.m. It includes four pieces, a choice of mac and cheese or scalloped potato and pudding. The cost is $13.50.

For the same price, get a shrimp combination with the sides above.

Apple blossoms will be available for $2.50. This is dine-in or carryout and open to the public.

Karaoke by Chuck Pultz will be held Saturday from 8 p.m.-midnight. It is open to the public and food will be available.

Dance benefits G. Rapids post

GRAND RAPIDS — The Sons of the American Legion Post 232 will be sponsoring live music and dance by South Shores on Saturday.

Doors will open at 6 pm. with music from 7-10 p.m. The cost is $10 at the door with proceeds benefiting the post. Beverages will be available.

Ham, meatloaf on Pemberville dinner menu

PEMBERVILLE — The Pemberville United Methodist Church Carryout Public Dinner is Saturday from 4 p.m. until sold out.

The featured menu will be ham loaf or meatloaf, baked potato, green beans, fruit, roll and homemade desserts. The donation is $10. The curbside pickup for all dinners will be on Maple Street.

Free pancake supper in Perrysburg

PERRYSBURG — St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 871 E. Boundary St., will host a community-wide Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the church.

Menu includes pancakes (traditional and chocolate chip), sausage, apple sauce, orange juice and coffee. A goodwill offering will be accepted.

Port authority meets Tuesday

The Wood County Port Authority will meet Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at Northwestern Water & Sewer District, 12560 Middleton Pike.

Rudolph prayer box open to all

RUDOLPH — Rudolph Christian Church has added a prayer box outside of the church, located at the top of the steps by the front doors.

The little black box that is open for the public to stop and fill out a prayer request. The church is located at 13868 Mermill Road.

Wayne Police Dept. recertified

The Wayne Police Department was recently recertified by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services.

The department is among 29 Ohio law enforcement agencies either certified or recertified for state standards established by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board.

Overall, there are 605 certified agencies that have met the initial standards. Additionally, 29,443 officers (representing over 86.84% of all law enforcement officers in Ohio, including most of Ohio’s metropolitan areas) are employed by an agency that is involved in some form of the certification process.

The Collaborative was formed in 2015 to create uniform minimum standards for Ohio’s law enforcement agencies. The first two standards were developed by the Collaborative in 2015 to improve the trust between citizens and law enforcement officers.

Additional standards address community engagement, bias-free policing, body-worn cameras, vehicular pursuits, telecommunicator training, employee misconduct, mass protests, agency wellness, and interaction with minors. The standards are the first of their kind in Ohio and were developed as part of the state’s efforts to strengthen community and police relations.

The state has partnered with the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police to help certify Ohio’s nearly 900 law enforcement agencies on a process to ensure that they are in compliance with Ohio’s standards.


Tonight: A chance of rain , mixing with snow after 10, then gradually ending. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy, with a low around 24. Blustery, with a north wind 16 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 22.

Extended: Sunny Saturday, with a high near 45. Breezy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 32. Mostly sunny Sunday, with a high near 50. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 38. Mostly cloudy Monday, with a high near 51. A chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Mostly cloudy Tuesday, with a high near 42.