Region briefs, Sept. 12

Open house Thursday at Oak Lane Dental

Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce is to host a ribbon cutting 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Oak Lane Dental, 19 W. Market St.

There is to be an open house 6-8 p.m., when guests can meet the staff and tour the office.

Panel on immigration policies set for Monday

A panel discussion of “Pathways to Citizenship: Examining U.S. Immigration Policy” is to take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the University Commons on the campus of Heidelberg University.

The program is to open with “The River,” a through-provoking simulation activity presented by members of Heidelberg’s Latinx Unidos. The presentation of “Immigration 101” then would take place by Sister Andrea Inkrott, a Department of Justice-accredited representative who works with immigrants seeking citizenship.

Genealogy classes to return this fall to HPLM

FREMONT – Hayes Presidential Library & Museums again are to offer genealogical classes with former head librarian Becky Hill.

Classes are 2-4 p.m. and cost $10 per person.

To register, call (419) 332-2081 or email interim head librarian John Ransom at

The schedule of classes is as follows:

• Beginning Genealogy Class – Sept. 23.

• Using Free Genealogy Websites – Sept. 30.

• Using Paid Genealogy Websites – Oct. 14.

History Roundtable to return this fall at HPLM

FREMONT — The program History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert is to return to the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums this fall for its fifth year and is to cover topics from Fort Stephenson to ghost stories.

Each session is 10-11:30 a.m. in the museum auditorium. The cost is $5 per person.

To register, call (419) 332-2081, ext. 239.

The schedule of events is as follows:

• Taverns, Route 20, Mile Markers – Saturday.

• Tales of Fort Stephenson – Sept. 22.

• Did You Know? – Sept. 29.

• Civil War Medicine – Oct. 20.

• Ghost Stories – Oct. 27.

Vehicle test-drive to raise funds for YMCA, TU culture program

Reineke’s Tiffin Ford Lincoln is to host Lincoln’s Driven to Give program 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday to raise up to $8,000 for the Tiffin Community YMCA and Elite Sport and Culture Week hosted by Tiffin University, Terra State Community College, Mercy Health and National Machinery.

For each person who takes the wheel and test drives an eligible Lincoln vehicle at the Madison Street county lot, the dealership would donate $20 to Elite Sport and Culture Week and the YMCA.

A second test drive in a different 2018 Lincoln vehicle would earn another $10.

Downtown Tiffin block party announced

The “Fall in Love with Downtown Tiffin” block party is to take place 4-9 p.m. Sept. 20 in the first block of South Washington Street.

Guests are to be able to see the first alleyway enhancement project between The Ritz Theatre, city parking lot No. 3 and Clouse/Kirian Leadership Park. Dinner items also are to be sold in the UIS parking lot, and Phat Cakes & Cafe is to be open.

Trivia Night also is to take place at 7 p.m.

Create bicentennial logo

Artists are being asked to help design a logo for the 2022 Tiffin Bicentennial.

What makes Tiffin unique? What do you think of when you consider Tiffin and its 200-year history? Show these concepts in an original piece of art. Logos should be landscape-orientated and include the words “2022 Tiffin Bicentennial.”

Participants may use one or all of the following: colored pencils, markers, crayons or paint. Submissions also may be digital. All participants must sign a waiver. Prizes are to be announced.

All entries must be sent to Destination Seneca County, Attn: 2022 Tiffin Bicentennial Committee Logo Contest, 19 W. Market St. Suite C, Tiffin, OH 44883 or by March 25, 2019.

Have old appliances laying around?

The OSS Solid Waste District is to sponsor an appliance collection in Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties.

Residents can bring in old appliances and scrap metal for recycling 9 a.m.-noon.

Items accepted include microwaves, washing machines, dryers, ovens, stoves, water heaters, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, furnaces, air conditioners and water fountains.

Televisions, computers or electronics will not be accepted.

For details, call (419) 334-7222.

Fremont farmer’s market this weekend

FREMONT – Downtown Fremont is to host the Street Play Farmer’s Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

The market is to include free activities promoting health, recreation and fitness.

Our Lady to host lunch, learn series

FREMONT — Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center, 1250 Tiffin St., is to host Father Ted Miller presenting the Lunch & Learn : I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19.

The cost is $15.

To register, call (419) 332-6522 or visit