Region briefs

5K run/walk to benefit FACT

The second Airman Nathan E. Smith Memorial 5K run/walk and kids’ 1K fun run is set for May 31. The start time is to be 10 a.m. at Tiffin Eagles on Riverside Drive.

The entry fee is $15 for the 5K and $9 for the kids’ run before Friday. Race-day registration for the 5K is $20. Proceeds are to benefit FACT of Seneca County.

For more information or to register, call Tammy Smith at (419) 618-7690 or visit

Another 5K? Berry good

BLOOMVILLE – The Bloomville UCC Berry Run/Walk is set for June 14 during the village’s annual Strawberry Festival. The event has a 5K run/walk and a 10K run, with a 4 p.m. start.

Entry fee is $12 for the 5K and $15 for the 10K if registered by Tuesday.

Race-day registration is to begin at 3 p.m. and costs $15 for the 5K and $20 for the 10K.

For more information or to register, call (419) 983-2371 or email to

Ohio inducts 12 into Senior Citizens Hall

COLUMBUS (AP) – Ohio officials have honored 12 people with inductions into the state Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.

The hall recognizes the impact of the contributions of leaders in their fields, community activists and others who have benefited the state. The induction ceremony was Tuesday in Columbus.

This year’s nominees range in age from 72 to 95.

The Ohio Department of Aging said the hall highlights the important roles of older Ohioans as they continue to contribute later in life. The hall is for native Ohioans or residents of at least 10 years who are 60 or older. Since 1977, more than 400 individuals have been inducted into the hall.