Region briefs, Feb. 5

‘Kin Hunters’ to meet

FREMONT – The next meeting of the Sandusky County Kin Hunters is set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sandusky Township Hall on SR 19 North, Fremont. An “Ask the Experts” program features members answering question about genealogical roadblocks.

For questions, call David at (419) 502-7620.

Dental clinic returning

“The Smile Express” Mobile Dental Center is to make a stop Feb. 13 at Faith United Methodist Church, 75 N. Sandusky St. At the clinic, licensed dental professionals serve children and adults at reduced rates.

This nonprofit organization is committed to providing oral health to the under-represented. The clinic accepts Medicaid, Medicaid HMOs and also provides payment plans at a reduced rate for people without insurance. Uninsured children are seen for $25 for most services, while uninsured adults pay 50-65 percent of private dental office fees.

Call (419) 241-1641 to schedule an appointment. For more information, visit

Singing valentines available

Quartets from the Voices of Harmony chorus, part of the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, are preparing to fill offices, homes, businesses and restaurants with the sound of four-part harmony when they deliver singing valentines Feb. 14.

Each valentine includes one song with a rose and personalized card to be delivered in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. The cost of in-person deliveries is $40. Also, one song and a personalized message can be delivered to loved ones live over the phone (for delivery anywhere), for $10.

For more information, call (888) 741-7464 or go to

Chili cook-off scheduled

UPPER SANDUSKY – The residents and staff of Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center are staging the third annual Wyandot County Chili Cook-Off 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 15 at the center, 7830 SH 199, Upper Sandusky.

A $5 fee includes all-you-can-eat chili, cornbread and a cookie. Proceeds are to benefit Angeline.

Cook-off contestants can register until 4 p.m. Feb. 13 by calling (419) 294-1714. The Wyandot County Commissioners will serve as judges and award prizes for the top three recipes. Patrons can vote for the People’s Choice award.

First ladies topic of forum

FREMONT – The 2014 Hayes Lecture on the Presidency is slated for 5-8 p.m. Feb. 16 in the museum at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.

The speaker is to be Allida Black, research professor of history at The George Washington University and editor emeritus of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. Her talk is titled “The Other Leaders in the White House: First Ladies from Lucy Hayes to Michelle Obama.”

A reception and dinner are to precede the 7 p.m. lecture.

The cost is $30, or $10 for the lecture only. Reservations are required by Feb. 12 by calling (419) 332-2081.