Briefly, May 23

Some Tiffin roads flooded

Several roads in Tiffin were closed temporarily Tuesday afternoon due to flooding.

According to a Tiffin Police Department report, officers responded to a report of high water in the first block of North Washington Street. High water also was reported at North Washington Street and Tiffin Public Works Department assisted at the scene, the report states.

High water was reported at South Washington Street and Riverside Drive and the road was blocked, the report states. Tiffin Public Works Department assisted at the scene and cleared the road of debris, it states. The report states there was report of flooding at Jefferson Street and Riverside Drive at 2:16 p.m. The road was safe to pass after about 20 minutes.

Board meeting to move

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the Hopewell Township Board of Trustees’ regular meeting scheduled for Monday has been moved to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the township office at 5281 W. TR 112, Tiffin.

American Red Cross seeking summer blood donations

The American Red Cross is seeking summer blood donations to prevent a shortage.

According to a release, The American Red Cross typically sees a steep decline in blood donations around Memorial Day. The public is asked to schedule an appointment to help ensure that hospitals and patients have the blood they need this summer, the release states.

Those who give blood Friday through May 29 are to receive a Red Cross branded T-shirt while supplies last, and those who donate blood or platelets through June 10 are to receive a $5 gift card via email, the release states.

People can make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling (800) RED CROSS (800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

• 12:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist, 1200 Van Buren St., Fostoria.

• Noon-5 p.m. Friday at Green Springs United Methodist Church, 117 N. Broadway St., Green Springs.

• Noon-5 p.m. Friday at Tiffin YMCA, 180 Summit St.

• 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 570 E. Spayth St.

• Noon-6 p.m. May 30 at Seneca Fairgrounds, 126 Hopewell Avenue.

• Noon-6 p.m. June 5 at National Machinery, 161 Greenfield St.

Tiffin residents to present horse-drawn vehicle history

BUCYRUS — The Bucyrus Historical Society is to host its 2018 annual open meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bucyrus Public Library.

Susan and Roger Murry of Tiffin are to give an illustrated presentation on “A Brief History of American Horse Drawn Vehicles.”

Oak Harbor garage sales set

OAK HARBOR — The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is to host the ninth annual Village Wide Garage Sale Days June 1-2.

A complete list of sales is available at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce and the Oak Harbor Public Library.

You also can find the list of sales online at, starting May 30.

For more information, call (419) 898-0479.

Taft historic site official to join book club discussion

FREMONT — An official from the William Howard Taft National Historic Site is to join the Presidential History Book Club at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums via Skype for discussion noon-1 p.m. May 30.

Dennis Sulewski of the Taft site is to discuss “The Bully Pulpit” by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

For more information, visit

HPLM to participate in Blue Star Museum program

FREMONT — Active-duty military personnel and their families are to receive free admission to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums Saturday through Labor Day as part of the Blue Star Museums program.

HPLM is joining more than 2,000 museums across America participating in the program.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the U.S. Department of Defense and participating museums.

The program offers free admission to active-duty military personnel and up to five family members. HPLM also offers a military discount all year that applies to current and former military personnel.

Create and submit a film to film, literary festival

FREMONT — Submissions are open to all filmmakers to create a film about the presidency that fits the theme “People, Places, Politics, Power” to the American Presidents Film and Literary Festival, set for Oct. 4-7 in Fremont.

Submissions can be made at Film Freeway at

The submission deadline is June 1 with a $30 fee.

For more information, contact Dustin McLochlin at (800) 998-7737, ext. 230, or email

Business seminars planned

FREMONT — The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, titled “Small Business Basics,” throughout June.

The seminar schedule is:

• 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 6 at Ottawa County Improvement Corp., 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

• 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 13 at Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.

• 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 20 at Erie County Chamber of Commerce, 604 W. Washington St., Sandusky.

• 4:30-6:30 p.m. June 27 at Terra State Community College in Building D, room 115.

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