Briefly

Fostoria man indicted

A Fostoria man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury.

Shane D. Burrows, 22, was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, court records state.

OF board to meet today

OLD FORT — The Old Fort Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for 5 p.m. today in the Old Fort High School Library, located at 7635 N. County Road 51.

No action is to be taken.

Chamber plans ribbon cuttings

• Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services is to have a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:15 p.m. Thursday for Adelaide Industries, 980 S. Morgan Ave.

Adelaide also is to host an open house 4-6 p.m. when light refreshments are to be served.

Adelaide Industries is a lumber store and workshop.

For more information, visit tiffinchamber.com.

• The chamber also is to host a double ribbon cutting for The Chandelier Community Event Center and Tiffin Pedal Co. at 1 p.m. May 5.

The Chandelier is at 151 S. Washington St. and Tiffin Pedal Co. is to start service on Madison Street.

There is to be a kick-off party on Madison Street starting at noon. Madison Street is to be closed until 4 p.m.

For more information, visit tiffinchamber.com.

• The chamber’s Ambassador Club is to host a ribbon cutting for the State Farm – Nicole Miller at 11:15 a.m. May 7.

See the newest State Farm office in Tiffin, located at 2459 W. Market St., Ste. B; the entrance is located on the east side of the building.

Miller is to host an open house 11a.m.-1 p.m.

For more information, visit tiffinchamber.com.

Tree donated to replace one with historically significance

FREMONT — During the War of 1812, First Lady Lucy Hayes’ father was stationed at Fort Stephenson in Fremont.

Capt. Isaac Webb and some of his fellow soldiers were foraging for food along the Harrison Trail in what is today Spiegel Grove, the grounds of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, when it started to grow dark.

So the group decided to camp on the trail and built a fire in the buttress of a large oak tree. It was a freezing winter night.

This story was passed down through generations, and the tree was believed to be identified on the property near where the first lady’s President Rutherford B. Hayes’ tomb is located today. The Harrison Trail, which soldiers and Native Americans used, runs through Spiegel Grove.

In 1978, tornadic winds felled the tree, known as “Grandfather’s Oak.” It left a whole in the grove that always bothered Ralph Billow, retired longtime caretaker at Spiegel Grove. So Billow donated a 25-foot white oak tree to replace it. The tree was planted Wednesday.

The grove has an estimated 1,700 trees, some of which predated President Hayes’ living there and some planted by Hayes himself.

Video of the tree planting is available at www.rbhayes.org.

Spiegel Grove’s vintage base ball team to begin season

FREMONT — The Spiegel Grove Squires are getting ready for another season of the vintage version of the sport.

The Squires, the vintage base ball team at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, bring to life the sport in the 1860s, when it became organized with standard rules of play for clubs. Back then, base ball was spelled with two words.

Members of the Spiegel Grove Squires are volunteers. They have studied and learned the methods of play used in the 1860s, including playing bare-handed. Players are called ballists, and they wear period-style uniforms and adopt the language of 19th century base ball during their matches, as games were called during the 1860s.

The team has a full schedule, including three home games at Spiegel Grove, the grounds of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Admission to home games is free.

Home games take place on the lawn behind the Hayes Home. The Squires are sponsored by Wright Leather Works.

The 2019 schedule:

• May 5 – 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Base Ball Festival hosted by the Eastwood Iron Horses at Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village in Waynesville.

• May 26 – 1 p.m. vs. the Canal Dover Red Legs at the Canal Fulton Festival in Dover.

• June 9 – 2 p.m. vs. local celebrities at home. This is the annual celebrity all-star game.

• June 22 and June 23 – times TBA. At the Frankenmuth Tournament at River Place Shops in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

• July 14 – 1 p.m. vs. the Rochester Grangers at Van Hoosen Farm in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

• July 28 – 11 a.m. at the Carnation Cup Tournament hosted by the Alliance Crossing Rails at Glamorgan Castle in Alliance.

• Aug. 11 – noon and 1:30 p.m. vs. the Ohio Village Muffins and German Village 9 at Ohio Village in Columbus.

• Aug. 18 – 2 p.m. vs. the Canton Cornshuckers at home.

• Aug. 25 – 2 p.m. vs. the Canal Dover Red Legs at home.

• Sept. 28 – 10 a.m. at the Sauder Village Cup hosted by Sauder Village in Archbold.

HPLM on TourismOhio’s new Highway to History Road Trip

FREMONT — Just in time for spring/summer travel planning, TourismOhio has launched a Highway to History Road Trip that includes the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

The trip maps out 10 fascinating historical stops across the state and includes recommendations for where to eat and other places to visit while in each stop’s area.

See the Road Trip and highlights of the stops at roadtrips.ohio.org/trips/highway-to-history. Other stops on this road trip include Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island and Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland.

The Highway to History Road Trip is one of 10 road trips TourismOhio launched this week to help travelers find their perfect Ohio road trips.

The trips are based on themes with some routes highlighting major celebrations, including the lunar landing 50th anniversary and the Cincinnati Reds’ 150th year.

TAG sets painting workshops

The Tiffin Art Guild and Gallery are to host painting workshops “Painting with Carol Hoffman.”

The schedule for workshops is as follows:

6-9 p.m. May 9 – “Bird Nest.” Fee is $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 20 and 27. Painting from a photo landscape. Fee is $60 for members and $70 for non-members.

6-10 p.m. July 25. Fisherman’s Cove. Fee is $45 for members and $55 for non-members.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 15. Flower pots by Window. Fee is $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

Fees include cost of canvas, paint and brushes.

Advance registration is required.

To register or for more information, call (419) 443-0478.

Senior center plans glass show

Allen Eiry Senior Center is to host a stained glass show 4-6 p.m. May 7 at 28 Hopewell Ave.

The show is to feature works from Ron Pepper.

The event is to include hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer.

The cost is $6.

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