Region briefs, Aug. 29

Sycamore Fire gets donation

SYCAMORE — Just For Kids of Seneca County has donated $1,700 to the Sycamore Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of body armor vests intended to be used during active shooter events as well as other situations which may involve children being victims.

Small business seminars announced for September

FREMONT — The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is to offer free, two-hour seminars — Small Business Basics — that answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.

The schedule is as follows:

• 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 5 at Ottawa County Improvement Corp., 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

• 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services, 19 W. Market St.

• 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at Erie County Chamber of Commerce, 604 W. Washington St., Sandusky.

• 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.

For more information or to register, call (419) 559-2210 or email

Elmwood at the Shawhan to host golf scramble Sept. 16

Elmwood at The Shawhan is to host the annual Tee Off Alzheimer’s golf scramble starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 16 at Seneca Hills Golf Club.

Teams of four can compete for the top prize of $250.

Registration is $250 per team and includes carts and green fees, continental breakfast, snack cart, The Oasis, drink tickets, catered awards luncheon and goodie bags.

For more information or to register a team, call (419) 447-6885 or email

Fostoria market this weekend

FOSTORIA — The next Fostoria Farmers Market is set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Tiffin and Main streets.

The theme for the market is “Arts and Crafts” and it is sponsored by the Fostoria Community Arts Council. The Arts Council is to offer children the opportunity to try rock painting. Local and area artists and crafters are to be set up.

Artists and crafters include Kenzi Lung’s Exhale and Create wooden home décor; Sue Chandler’s country home interiors; Frank Grafmiller’s wine bottle candle holders; Linda Perrine’s wind chimes and garden art; Al Deuble’s carved wooden item; Abby Everding’s outlet covers and hair bows; Pat Coronado’s handmade aprons and jewelry; Ruth Hasselman’s handstitched items; Chris Leiter’s painted glass; Peg Kauffman’s crocheted kitchen items; Jim Mollenkopf’s prints and books; Deb McEwen’s Windsong Pottery; John Richard’s Kidz n Tunes; and Joy Lance’s fabric tissue box/wine bottle covers.

Behind the Facade tour set

Heritage Festival weekend, Tiffin Historic Trust is to conduct the next Behind the Facade Tour featuring the Seneca County Justice Center 2-5 p.m. Sept. 16.

Donations of $10 for adults and $5 for children are to include the tour and refreshments at The Renaissance, Put-n-Pita, The Laird Arcade Brewery, Reino’s Pizza and Pasta and FroZone Frozen Yogurt.

Locations include Second United Church of Christ, 156 Jefferson St.; The Chandelier, 151 S. Washington St.; St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 46 Madison St.; The Renaissance, 129 S. Washington St.; Reclaim It!, 127 S. Washington St.; 33 Court St.; Simply Susan’s, 70 S. Washington St.; Reino’s Pizza and Pasta, 73 E. Market St.; Red Raven Tattoo Parlor, 20 E. Market St.; and Washington Street Outfitters, Put-n-Pita, The Laird Arcade Brewery and FroZone — all in the Laird Arcade in the 100 block of South Washington Street.

Tickets are available at Simply Susan’s and are to be sold on the day of the event at the Laird Arcade.

Fremont market to host BBQ, dessert contests this weekend

FREMONT — The Downtown Fremont Farmers Market is to host a BBQ Block Party 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

The event is to include a barbecue competition for chicken, pork, beef and sauce in the Brady Parking Lot. Set up for the competition is at 2 p.m. Friday or at 6 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $25 for each category. Judging is to start at 9 a.m., with awards at 2 p.m.

A dessert contest is to take place at 11 a.m.

Oliver the therapy pig also is to attend.