Briefs, April 12

Gospel praise gathering set for Sunday at Carey church

A gospel praise gathering is set for 6 p.m. Sunday at Ridge Chapel Church of the Nazarene, 370 SR 568, Carey. Expected performers include Sandi & Kaylene, Jimmy Potridge, Marlene Vance, One Voice, Paula Barron, Pat Roberts, Jake Reel, Cornerstone Gospel, Peggy Alexander, Miss Amanda, HeartSong, Ken Ziegler, Between Here & Heaven, Chris Baldwin and the Gospel Praise Gathering Choir.

For more information, call Mark Glick at (419) 934-5456.

Refresh My Heart women’s conference set for April 25-26

FOSTORIA – Dillon Road Baptist Church plans to welcome RoseAnne Coleman and her humor, inspiration and musical talents. Coleman uses her humor to direct her audiences to the love of Jesus Christ. Her presentations aim to help women find their place in the story of God. She has recorded “Pretty Good Music” and is the author of “The Stories I Keep.”

Limited seating is available. The registration deadline April 23. The cost is $20, with lunch provided April 26. For more information, contact Donna Minton at (419) 435-7084.

Food for body and soul

The Salvation Army bake sale is set for 9 a.m.-noon today at Rural King in Tiffin.

CAREY – The volunteer bakery at Our Lady of Consolation will have baked goods for sale 4-7 p.m. today and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday in the information booth across from the basilica. All proceeds are to go toward a proposed OLC elevator project.

A baked steak dinner is being offered 4-7 p.m. today at First Christian Church, 2016 S. CR 19. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-12. For more details, call (419) 447-3731.

Celebrate season with music

The Kansas St. James Choral Group is to present the Lenten musical, “His Last Days” two more times. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the group is to be at the United Church of Christ, 31 N. Marion St. (SR 19), Bloomville. The final presentation is 8 p.m. Friday at Kansas St. James, 6482 CR 2, Fostoria. The 45-minute program is suitable for people of all ages. A charitable offering is to be collected at each performance.

The Black Swamp Conservancy concert with the Toledo Symphony Woodwind Quintet is to give a free concert 7-8 p.m. April 24 in the convent chapel. Come at 5 p.m. and tour the straw bale house before the program. The Spirit Space Gift Shop in the Spirituality Center also is to be open 5-6:30 p.m. Call (419) 872-5263 to reserve a concert ticket.

Care for caregivers discussed

FOSTORIA – Loving Well through Difficult Times, a free workshop by Susan Parrish Sprowl, is set for 7-8 p.m. April 23 in the lower level at Good Shepherd Home, 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. The program is aimed at family members and friends of older adults in crisis. With more than 30 years of experience, Sprowl is to offer tips on different ways to care for the elderly and to care for oneself in the process. To reserve a seat, call the chaplains office at (419) 937-1801, ext. 207.

Malaysia, Indonesia ban showing of movie ‘Noah’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic “Noah,” joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of a man Islam considers a prophet.

Film censors in both countries said Monday the portrayal of the ark-builder by Russell Crowe was against Islamic law. Depictions of prophets are shunned in Islam to avoid worship of a person rather than God.

Malay Muslims make up about 60 percent of Malaysia’s 30 million people, and Christians about 9 percent.

In Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, the head of the national censorship board said the plot of “Noah” contradicts both the Quran and the Bible.

Indonesia’s most influential Islamic body welcomed the move, saying films that could corrupt religious teachings should be outlawed.

Churches continue to fight lawsuit from Hawaii schools

HONOLULU (AP) – Attorneys representing churches being sued over renting Hawaii public school buildings for services say there’s nothing new in an amended lawsuit.

A judge previously dismissed a lawsuit claiming the churches owe more than $5.6 million in rental fees, saying it didn’t contain the required level of detail for a case alleging fraud. Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of Church and State founder Mitchell Kahle and public advocate Holly Huber later filed an amended suit.

Religious liberty group Alliance Defending Freedom filed another motion to dismiss, reiterating its previous argument that the state Department of Education knew how the facilities were being used. ADF attorney Erik Stanley said Monday the amended suit doesn’t include new information.

A hearing is scheduled for May 27.

Briefs, April 12


JV BASEBALL: Columbian defeated Norwalk, 10-7. Brad Fitch led the way with four doubles and three RBIs. Shane Huffman picked up the win in five innings with seven strikeouts.

* Genoa nipped Hopewell-Loudon in the eighth, 7-6. Matt Huth went three innings, Vollie Brock pitched five innings for H-L. Bryce Steinhauser, Kyle Reinbolt, Adam Bour and Alex Bour all had two hits.

GOLF: The Steyer Seed Two-Man Scramble League at Clinton Heights will have a practice round at 4 p.m. Tuesday. League play begins April 22.

* The Tuesday Two-Man Best Ball League at Clinton Heights starts April 29 and seeks new players. To enter, visit or call the golf course at (419) 447-8863.

* The Clark Construction Ladies Thursday Golf League will hold an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Clinton Heights Golf Course. To sign up, visit the course or call (419) 447-7441 or (419) 639-2087.

* The Reineke Ford Monday Morning Two-Man Scramble League will have a fun day April 21 and will begin April 28. To join, call Mike Hampp at (567) 230-0393 or Clinton Heights at (419) 447-8863.

* The Seneca Hills Retirees League begins play at 10 a.m. Monday. Players must sign in by 9:30 a.m. For more information, call (419) 447-9446.

* The Seneca Hills Tuesday A.M. Ladies League will begin pay to play at 8:30 a.m. May 6. League play begins at 8:30 a.m. May 13. Players should sign in at the course by 8 a.m. For more information or to join, call Lou Anne Newlove at (419) 938-3295, Barb Kuhn at (419) 447-1609, Linda Lawrence at (419) 448-9848 or Debbie Gerschutz at (419) 448-9588.

* The Men’s Catholic League organizational meeting is Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Seneca Hills. The league starts play April 23. If you have any questions please contact Nate Hartman at (419) 618-7705.

* Opening day for Bump’s Traveling League was washed out this week. Opening day is now Tuesday at Fostoria Country Club beginning at 11 a.m. For more information call (419) 595-2756.

* Nature Trails Senior League will start play on April 30 at 8 a.m. New players are welcome.

* The 2014 Par Tee League, sponsored by Diverse Technology Solutions, starts May 1 at Clinton Heights Golf Course. The league will last 20 weeks and be played in two halves. Interested golfers can sign up, get rules information and a schedule at Clinton Heights Golf Course. Cost is $25. For more information, call Dan Mathias at (419) 448-6738 or (419) 348-6306.

* Opening day for Clinton Heights Senior Golf League starts Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

YOUTH FOOTBALL: Chieftain Youth Football will hold an informational meeting April 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of Bascom United Church. This meeting is for any Hopewell-Loudon parent who has a child for the coming 2014-15 school year who would like to attend a flag football camp for third and fourth graders or a child in fifth or sixth grade who would like to play tackle football. For more information, call Vicki Turco at (567) 220-0159.

FUNDRAISER: The Hopewell-Loudon Athletic Boosters reverse raffle is April 26. Doors open at 6 p.m. Grand prize is $10,000. Tickets are $100 each, with only 300 sold. Dinner and admission are included. For more information, call Craig Lang at (419) 618-5952.

SOFTBALL: Tiffin Ponytail is registering players for the upcoming season. Players must be age 8-13 before May 1. Players can register at For more information, call (419) 448-5408 or send an e-mail to

COACH SOUGHT: Genoa seeks a varsity football coach. Applicants should have prior high school coaching experience and be prepared to oversee the entire Genoa program. Teaching positions may be available. Send a cover letter, resume and references to Athletic Director Mike Thomas at or Genoa High School, 2980 N. Genoa Clay Center Road, Genoa, Ohio 43430. The deadline to apply is April 21.