Briefly, July 5

Mohawk board to meet

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Local Board of Education is to have a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the community building to consider bids on capital improvement projects and to hire personnel.

Bloom trustees to talk EMS

Bloom Township Trustees and representatives of Bloomville’s safety services are to meet at 6 p.m. July 13 to discuss the current state of EMS and its future at Bloom Township Volunteer Fire Department, 74 S. Marion St., Bloomville.

The public is encouraged to attend and provide input.

Band discourages bullying with music

PUT-IN-BAY – The pop/rock band, Reverse Order, is to perform 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday and 2-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Roundhouse Bar at Put-In-Bay.

Based in New Jersey, the group performed on “America’s Got Talent” in 2012. Educators took notice of their songs with a message of tolerance and asked them to give lunch performances at schools.

When students started sharing bullying experiences with band members, the group organized a “Reverse the Trend” anti-bullying tour in the eastern U.S. Parents, students and teachers have given Reverse Order high marks for changing attitudes among youth. The band is to resume its school programs in September.

For more details, visit

Kin Hunters to gather near Fremont

FREMONT – The next meeting of the Sandusky County Kin Hunters will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sandusky Township Hall, SR 19 North, Fremont.

Speaker Deborah A. Carder Mayes plans to give the program “The Census Taker Wrote Down What?”

The building is handicapped accessible.

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

Rail enthusiasts plan trip

FOSTORIA – Fostoria Rail Preservation Society is sponsoring a one-day bus tour Aug. 22 to visit Warther Museum, Dennison Depot and the Age of Steam Roundhouse.

Stops also are planned at Breitenbach Wine Cellar, Walnut Creek Cheese shop and an Amish home for dinner. Departure time is 6:30 a.m. from Fostoria and return time is 9:30 p.m. Cost is $89 per person with a booking deadline of July 31.

Call (419) 435-8023 or send a minimum $10 deposit to Teresa Lee, 237 College Ave., Fostoria. OH 44830. Seating is limited.

Museum staff pays for WWII vet’s sky ride

PORT CLINTON (AP) – A World War II veteran is getting a chance to fly again in a B-17G airplane thanks to the generosity of workers from a northern Ohio aviation museum.

James McGrady wasn’t sure he could afford the $450 flight aboard the “Yankee Lady.”

That’s when the staff at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton decided to collect enough money to pay for the 95-year-old veteran’s flight.

He told the Sandusky Register he was an aerial gunnery instructor in pilot school at Santa Ana Air Base in California.

McGrady was supposed to go up for his flight in late June but overcast skies delayed the trip.

He now is scheduled to make the flight July 12.

Briefly, July 5

Founding pastor to speak at service

Grace Pentecostal Church, formerly Tiffin Apostolic Church is to a host guest speaker, founding pastor the Rev. Larry L. Wagner, during its 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 235 3rd Ave., Tiffin.

Host pastor is the Rev. D.B. Wagner

For more information, (419) 447-3211.

‘Movie with a Message’ series returns Monday

St. Francis Spirituality Center, is to screen the film “Hidden Places” at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The story follows Eliza, a widowed mother of two children, trying to bring in the harvest before the bank forecloses on the family farm.

The doors open 6:15 p.m. in the air-conditioned Greecio Room. A brief discussion is to follow the movie. A free will offering is to be accepted. The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center is co-sponsoring the screening.

For more information, call (419) 443-1485.

Summer church festivals in the area

Tiffin St. Joseph Festival is July 12-13 at 36 Melmore St.

Saturday’s hours are 3-11 p.m. An Italian dinner is to be served at 5 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The festivities resume noon-10 p.m. Sunday. Chicken dinners are to be offered starting at 11 a.m. The grand prize is $10,000, with many other raffle prizes to be awarded.

FREMONT – Sacred Heart Parish in Fremont has set its festival for July 18-20 on the parish grounds, 550 Smith Road, Fremont.

Hours are 6-11:30 p.m. Friday, 5-11:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

  • RURAL Bellevue – St. Gaspar del Bufalo Church, 16209 E. CR 46, Bellevue, is hosting its annual summer festival July 27.

From 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., there is to be a home cooked chicken, ribs or ham dinner. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., there will be raffles, a baked goods and craft sale, instant bingo, a 50/50 drawing and Kids’ Land. The raffle drawing is at 3 p.m.

The church is 6 miles south of Bellevue.

Outdoor adoration planned in Carey

CAREY – Our Lady of Consolation is to host outdoor Eucharistic adoration 7-10 p.m. July 18 in Shrine Park.

Come at 6 p.m. for food and a meet-and-greet. In the event of bad weather, adoration is to move into the basilica.

Agencies, church collaborate for suicide program

TOLEDO Compartiendo Esperanza (Sharing Hope) and Suicide Prevention are to sponsor a seminar 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. July 19 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 728 S. St. Clair, Toledo.

NAMI of Greater Toledo is to give the presentation in English to educate the community about mental health signs and symptoms, treatment and support, empathy and recovery.

The program includes lunch and is free, but seating is limited. To register or learn more, contact Anita Martinez-Folger at or call (419) 243-1119 ext 25.