Briefly Feb. 24

Ohler benefit March 3

REPUBLIC – The family of Leilani Ohler is having a benefit starting at 3 p.m. March 3 at Republic UCC Church, 312 S. Madison St., Republic.

The benefit is to help the family pay medical bills and funeral costs, a release states.

A meal of spaghetti (with vegan sauce available), rolls, salad and beverages is to cost $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12 years of age and free for children younger than 5, it states.

The benefit is to include a craft sale, bake sale, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and Pennies from Heaven, the release states.

Donations can be made to the Ohler Family in care of Republic UCC Church, 312 S. Madison St., P.O. Box 280, Republic, OH 44867.

State Highway Patrol announces 2017 Leadership Awards

COLUMBUS — State Highway Patrol announced recipients of its 2017 Leadership Awards Friday.

The ceremony recognizes dozens of state and district award winners for their contributions to the state and their communities, according to a release.

Brandy N. Rohrbacher, an administrative professional at the Fremont Post of State Highway Patrol, earned a District Employee Recognition award, the release states.

Ohio high school, district close because of threats

COLUMBUS (AP) — An entire school district and a high school in central Ohio along with three Toledo schools were closed Friday because of threats.

Logan-Hocking School District officials announced that classes throughout the district were canceled Friday “due to a threat made toward area schools” that police are investigating.

A threat made Thursday to a student by an “unknown caller” prompted officials in Fairfield County’s Lancaster City School District to cancel classes at Lancaster High School Friday. Lancaster police and the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office are investigating. All other Lancaster district schools remain open.

Toledo police said social media threats by someone identifying themselves as “B Shooter 15” prompted closings Friday at a high school and two middle schools at the Washington Local Schools in Toledo.

The Columbus city schools said there was to be an increased police presence at buildings in the district Friday after several threats were made on social media.