Briefly, Aug. 22

Bailiwicks to host exhibition of cars

An informal gathering of interesting and collectible cars is to happen 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Bailiwicks Coffee Co., 62 S. Washington St. Parking has been arranged at the County Services Building across from Bailiwicks.

There is no charge to participate.

For more details, call Jess at (419) 447-9425.

Poker run

to benefit NOHF

Sandusky Valley Riders Motorcycle Club and Carmie’s Grill and Bar are collaborating for a fourth annual poker run Saturday to raise funds for the Northwest Ohio Honor Flight.

This year’s ride leaves from the SVR Clubhouse at 11 a.m. and ends at Carmie’s.

The 2012 ride raised more than $2,200 with contributions from Seneca County For Veterans and The Bikers Memorial Fund.

Visit for more information.

Pizza Palooza

set for downtown

Tiffin Tomorrow’s Pizza Palooza is set for 4-7 p.m. Saturday on Courthouse Square and South Washington Street.

AJ’s Heavenly Pizza, Fort Ball Pizza Palace, Marco’s, Napoli, Padrones and Reino’s are to cook their wares for the occasion.

Pizza lovers also can enter a guessing challenge to match the pizza to its creators.

Barbershop groups to perform

UPPER SANDUSKY – The Star Theatre, 121 W. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky, is to host “An Evening of Barbershop” concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. The proceeds from this annual event are to benefit the Star Players Scholarship Fund.

Featured quartets are Blueshift, Archive and The Hot Air Buffoons. Tickets are $15.

To reserve tickets, call the theater at (419) 294-1411.

Folk duo booked for Fostoria show

FOSTORIA – Fostoria Community Arts Council’s Summer Concert Series concludes with folk duo Mystic Wood at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Meadowlark Park.

The pair plays a mix of acoustic, vocals and guitar, folk, folk rock, bluegrass, country and original music.

The concert is free. Rain location is Wesley United Methodist Church.

Rapper DMX

arrested for pot

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The rapper known as DMX has been arrested in South Carolina and charged with possession of marijuana, police said Wednesday.

The 42-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was a passenger in a truck that was stopped late Tuesday for an illegal U-turn, according to police in Greer.

Officers arrested Simmons after realizing he had an outstanding warrant for driving under suspension, authorities said. Police also found marijuana in the truck, and Simmons and the driver, 39-year-old Anitra Shalawn Rhodes of Greenville, were charged with simple possession.

Lt. Jimmy Holcombe said Wednesday Simmons had been released from jail. Court records listed no attorney.

for Simmons, and there was no answer at a phone number listed for him.

Domenick Nati, a spokesman for the rapper, said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press that Simmons had been traveling with his assistants and had no drugs on him when police searched the truck.

Nati said Simmons was released Wednesday morning and was back at his home in South Carolina.

This is Simmons’ second arrest in as many months. In July, he was arrested by Greenville County authorities on the driving under suspension charge, as well as driving under the influence. Last year, he was charged in Spartanburg County with suspicion of driving without a license.

In 2011, Simmons was arrested in a Phoenix suburb after a trooper clocked him driving at 102 mph. At the time, Simmons had been recently released from prison on probation revocation for failing to submit to drug testing and driving without a license.

The rapper’s string of hits starting in the late 1990s included “Party Up (Up in Here)” and “Get at Me Dog.”