Briefly, June 18

Martial arts instruction

to be provided at TU

Tiffin University is offering instruction on self-defense, traditional karate and competition fighting skills through the Tiffin Dragons Martial Arts Club. Led by Vincent Moore, the club meets 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Heminger Recreation Center, starting today.

Those interested should wear comfortable clothes and socks or shoes. Bare feet are not permitted.

For more details, email

Amateur radio operators

to converge at fairgrounds

Amateur radio operators are to participate in an annual Field Day exercise to promote amateur radio and to exercise their capabilities for operation under abnormal conditions.

Hams, as they are called will attempt to contact as many participating amateur radio stations as possible during the 24-hour event beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday and running through 2 p.m. Sunday at the Seneca County Fairgrounds.

A special station will be in operation to allow non-licensed visitors to get on the air and experience making contacts with other amateurs. Local amateurs also will be operating several forms of specialized equipment to facilitate data communication between stations and to exercise many of their capabilities to assist the public in a disaster situation.

Additional information can be found at or by calling (419) 448-7354.

Civil War group to meet

The Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable is to meet at 7 p.m. Sunday at the American Civil War Museum of Ohio in downtown Tiffin.

Rex Felton and Dennis Studrawa will moderate the roundtable discussion, “Gettysburg: A Study of Lee’s Last Major Invasion of the Civil War.”

The meeting is free.

Forum to cover gun laws

FOSTORIA – Toby Hoover, executive director of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, is to give a presentation at 7 p.m. Sunday in First Presbyterian Church, Perry and Fremont streets, Fostoria.

Her talk, “What’s Happening in Ohio,” is an update on the state’s legislation regarding gun regulation. Admission is free.

Veterans to be honored

St. Francis Senior Ministries is to host a veterans fair and pinning ceremony 8:30 a.m.-noon June 26 at Elizabeth Schaefer Apartments Auditorium, 190 St. Francis Ave.

Area business and organizations pertaining to veterans will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. A ceremony is planned to recognize veterans of all branches of the service. The ceremony will be performed by Stein Hospice.

This event is open to all; refreshments will be served. For more information, call Kellie Hartsel at (419) 443-1540.

Picnic planned in Carey

CAREY – Carey Area Chamber of Commerce extends an invitation to the annual Picnic in the Park 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 27 at the gazebo in John Carey Park. Stop by for lunch and entertainment by Ted Reinhart, “The Music Men.”

Also, participants for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics are to make a stop in the park.

Frederick’s IGA is to prepare sack lunches, which are to be available at $6 each. A deluxe beef, turkey or ham deli sandwich can be ordered in advance and prepaid for pick-up in the park. The lunch also includes fruit, chips, snack and a choice of bottled water or soft drink.

To reserve a lunch, call (419) 396-7856 by Thursday.

Poker run proceeds

to benefit child’s expenses

Harvey Fetro would like to run and play like other children his age, but he is hampered by cerebral palsy. A poker run has been planned for June 29 to help raise funds for his medical needs.

Bikers can register 11-11:30 a.m. at the New Riegel Moose Lodge for a noon departure.

Cost is $15.

The run includes stops at Fostoria Moose, Chateau Tebeau in Helena, Port Clinton Moose, Fremont Moose and Tiffin Moose.

Beginning at 5 p.m., Scott Shaull and Eric Sowers are to provide entertainment, and food is to be served.

– MaryAnn Kromer, Staff Writer