Local Briefs

Old Fort BOE

Old Fort Local School’s Board of Education is to have a special board meeting 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Old Fort High School library. The Board of Education is to meet in regular session 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Old Fort High School library.

Aqua Ohio to flush Tiffin water system

Aqua Ohio’s TiffinDivision will conduct water main flushing in the Tiffin Service Area Monday through Thursday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

“Flushing is an important part of Aqua’s regular maintenance program. It ensures hydrants and valves are working properly and helps prevent sediment buildup,” said Jim Welty. “Aqua Ohio consistently meets or exceeds all drinking water standards and maintaining the distribution system helps preserve that quality and reliability.”

No interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the flushing but customers may notice a drop in water pressure or temporary water discoloration.

If possible, customers should refrain from doing laundry to avoid possible staining while the flushing is taking place near their home. If tap water is discolored, allow it to run until clear. Running several cold-water faucets at the same time will help the water clear faster.

Customers who have questions may call our Customer Service Center toll-free at (877) 987-2782.

Seneca Regional Planning Commission meeting

Seneca Regional Planning Commission is to have a public meeting of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee 1:30 p.m. April 24 at the County Services Building.

Mental Health and Recovery Services Board

The April Program Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled. The Administrative Committee and Board Meeting will proceed as scheduled.

Blooming Artist Stroll

Blooming Artist Stroll, the April Third Thursday event is Thursday, with more than 20 stops featuring local artists and musicians. Participants can register for door prizes while enjoying one-of-a-kind art. The event is free and family-friendly.

Participants are encouraged to enjoy the spring weather with a stroll down Washington Street. Throughout the afternoon, live music will be at The Overflow, 126 S. Washington St. Also, Trivia Night in Downtown Tiffin continues its new season and will start at 7 p.m. at Phat Cakes, 45 S. Washington St.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/DowntownTiffinOh or www.DowntownTiffinEvents.com for other Third Thursdays and other events in Downtown Tiffin.

Cut melon linked to US salmonella outbreak recalled

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that the recall includes cut watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe produced by Caito Foods LLC. The fruit has been sold under various brands or labels at Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Target and Whole Foods.

The affected states are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Salmonella Carrau is described as rare.