Briefly, Oct. 18

Fracking program planned at FELC

Andrew Kear, assistant professor at Bowling Green State University, is to be the guest speaker for a program about fracking at Franciscan Earth Literacy Center at 10 a.m. Oct. 26.

The program is the first of a series of Saturday morning adult education programs lasting through the rest of the year.

Kear was featured in the film “Triple Divide,” which looked at the issue of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. He is known as an expert on the topic. The session is to give people a better understanding of the facts surrounding the controversial issue and how its potential effects.

Girl Scout programs offered

A Girl Scout Daisies program, “Between Earth And Sky,” is planned for 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 26 at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center.

The leadership program features the story of three flower friends on a road trip that takes them through some of the world’s greatest landscapes. They are designed to develop a lasting love and respect for the natural world.

In the afternoon, a Girl Scout Brownie program called “Journey to WOW (Wonders of Water)” is planned for 1-4 p.m. The program invites girls to engage their minds and hearts as they explore the wonders of water.

Registration is required for the programs. Fee is $6 per scout. To register, call (419) 448-7485.

Seneca hunters get 69 during new season

Seneca County hunters harvested 69 deer last weekend during the new antlerless-only muzzleloader hunting weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

In neighboring counties, Crawford hunters took 32, Hancock 31, Huron 80, Sandusky 27, Wood 16 and Wyandot 58.

Counties that reported the most checked deer were Ashtabula, 200; Licking, 164; and Guernsey, 144.