Briefly, July 24

Man jailed for stealing books

A man was sentenced to a total of 18 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to stealing textbooks from Heidelberg Bookstore in April.

Shawn L. McPherson, 35, address unknown, pleaded guilty to charges of robbery, a third-degree felony, and theft, a fifth-degree felony, in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom, according to court documents.

He had stolen more than $1,000 worth of textbooks from the store and then pushed a security officer into a door frame as he ran away from the store.

McPherson was later located in a vehicle, which he got out of and ran from police. He was arrested after he returned to the vehicle.

Man sentenced for sex charges

A man was sentenced to 36 months in prison last week after he pleaded guilty to charges of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Jordan T. Clement, 19, who is listed as homeless, withdrew his pleas of not guilty and pleaded guilty to the charges in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom, according to court documents.

Clement was arrested in February after he engaged in sexual conduct with a 13-year-old girl at a West Market Street residence where he had been staying with the girl’s family.

According to court documents, Clement also was ordered last week to register as a tier III sex offender. He is to be required to appear in person for registration verification every 90 days for the rest of his life.

CR 12 bridge to be repaired

Beginning Monday, CR 12 bridge is to be under construction. CR 12 between TR 171 and TR 58 is to be closed to through traffic. The work is scheduled to be completed by the week of Oct. 28.

Loudon trustees to meet

The board of Loudon Township trustees has changed the next regular meeting from Wednesday to 8 p.m. July 31.

Shop for bargains

Friday and Saturday, St. Francis is to host a friends’ market in the Elizabeth Schaefer Auditorium. Hours are 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. both days.

Proceeds benefit the Sisters of St. Francis mission in Mexico: Cuernavaca Children’s Mission.

For information, call (567) 278-1644.

Shine up that ride

Bailiwicks Coffee Company, 62 S. Washington St., Tiffin, is hosting a cars and coffee event 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday.

For information, call (419) 447-9425.

Kerry Clark to perform at Hayes

FREMONT – A performer whose musical roots took hold in the 1960s is the entertainer for today’s Verandah Concert at the Hayes Presidential Center. Kerry Patrick Clark is to perform an outdoor concert at 6:45-8 p.m. Admission is free due to sponsorship from Fremont Federal Credit Union.

The concert is to be preceded by an ice cream social beginning at 6:45 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. and lasts about an hour. Attendees should bring their own seats.

If there are thunderstorms on concert night, the event will be canceled. Updates are available at (419) 332-2081.

Learn about somatic movement

In introductory session for those interested in somatic movement as a way to relieve sensory-motor amnesia is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Stacy’s Place, at the former UAW hall on Plaza Drive in Fostoria. A local practitioner, David Krauss, plans to offer a free 30-45 minute talk, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Krauss plans to lead a somatic movement class at 10 a.m. Aug. 10 at Stacy’s Place. Those who attend should bring a thick yoga mat or blanket or a few towels for padding, and wear loose clothing without belt loops or a thick waist band.

To register for either date, email, call (419) 788-9438, or visit

This class size is to be limited to 20, and the cost is $10 per person.

Get your ice cream at Friedman

Friedman Village at St. Francis is inviting the public to a free ice cream social 2-4 p.m. Aug. 1 at 175 St. Francis Ave.

Model villa 165 is to be open. Soft-serve ice cream with toppings is to be served.

For information, call (419) 443-1540.

Vintage vehicles on display

Bascom United Methodist Church is to host a car show noon-4 p.m. Aug. 4 on the church grounds, 5660 W. SR 18, Bascom.

Drivers are invited to a 10 a.m. church service before the car show.

Children’s games and burgers, brats and hot dogs are to be available.

More details are available online at Regular Sunday services are traditional at 9 a.m. and contemporary at 11:15 a.m.

Health checks for seniors

Seneca County General Health District is to sponsor a Senior Health Check 1-3 p.m. Aug. 14 at Kiwanis Manor for anyone age 60 or older.

For information, call (419) 447-3691.

Help for women undergoing cancer treatment

FOSTORIA – American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program is to take place at 2 p.m. Aug. 14 at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital.

The program helps women finding their way through cancer diagnosis, treatment and troubling appearance concerns.

Each woman who attends receives a free makeup kit.

American Cancer Society services are available at no charge thanks to supporters and local events such as Relay For Life.

Local residents with cancer and their families can find free information, help and support anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or by visiting

There is no fee to attend, but registration is required. Call (800) 227-2345.

Croghan Colonial Bank marks 125th year with giveaway

Croghan Colonial Bank this week is celebrating its 125th year in business.

Friday, Croghan plans to draw the names of 40 people to win $125 each.

On the anniversary date Thursday, the bank plans to host a celebration at its main office at 323 Croghan St., Fremont. A light breakfast with refreshments is set for 8 a.m. At 8:30 a.m., representatives from Gov. John Kasich’s office and Mayor Jim Ellis’s office are to present Croghan with proclamations.

Butterflies commemorate

deceased child

UPPER SANDUSKY – Bill Webster is planning a second annual Shailee Jo Webster butterfly release at 5 p.m. Sunday at Stepping Stones Park, Upper Sandusky.

The event takes place each summer in memory of Shailee Jo Webster, who died July 10, 2009, from Cri-Du-Chat syndrome, a rare chromosome disorder.

Personalized release envelopes with live butterflies may be purchased for $5 each in memory of loved ones who have died or are struggling.

Proceeds help fund children’s activities in area communities.

For information, call (419) 581-5504 or email