Briefly, July 30

Breastfeeding event planned Saturday in Clyde

CLYDE – Every year, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action organizes World Breastfeeding Week during the first seven days of August. This effort is to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support.

At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, thousands of breastfeeding women and their children will gather in their own communities to take part in the worldwide Big Latch On, a synchronized breastfeeding event. Locally, the event is to take place at Clyde Community Park, 398 Fair St., Clyde.

The first Big Latch On took place in New Zealand in 2005. This year’s goal is to break the current Big Latch On record of 14,536 participants.

For more information, visit or call the Breastfeeding Coalition of Sandusky County at (419) 603-0248.

Educational seminar slated

St. Francis Senior Ministries is to host a seminar, “Planning Your Legacy,” at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 in the multipurpose room at St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave.

Presenters are local funeral director Eric Shook and local attorney Anne Lange-DeVine. Attendees are to learn about estate and funeral planning, as well as how to leave a legacy.

The event is free and refreshments are to be served. For more information or to RSVP, call (419) 443-1540.

Maumee to host rib-off

MAUMEE – The annual Northwest Ohio Rib-Off is to take place Aug. 7-10 at the Lucas County Fairgrounds in Maumee.

Award-winning barbecue vendors from across the nation and Toledo’s local favorites are to compete to take home the People’s Choice Award and Best In Northwest Ohio.

Hours are 4-11 p.m. Aug. 7; noon-11 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9; and noon-7 p.m. Aug. 10. Friday and Saturday admission is free until 3 p.m., while Sunday admission is free all day.

Music on tap includes American funk band War on Thursday; Friday features rock artist Ted Nugent; and Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx is planned Saturday. Call (419) 381-8851 or go to for tickets.

Church to host Carman

WESTLAKE – Christian music artist Carman is to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Church on the Rise, 3550 Crocker Road, Westlake.

For tickets, visit or call (518) 473-1845.

Man faces charges for

urinating on Modell’s grave

BALTIMORE (AP) – Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell.

The man, who so far has been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years in jail and a $500 fine. He posted a video of the incident to YouTube this month.

“Everyone who has buried a loved one has the right to believe that their final resting place will be treated with respect,” Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger said in a written statement. “Bringing charges against this individual should act as a deterrent to others and assure the rest of us that, no matter who you are, indecencies will not be committed against your final resting place.”

Shellenberger said the man will not be identified until charges are filed.

Art Modell died in 2012 at age 87. He owned the Browns from 1961 until he moved the team to Baltimore in 1996 to become the Ravens.