Summer events in full swing

Thumbs up to the Seneca County Fair, which once again didn’t disappoint as this area’s showcase summer event. To boot, the weather this week couldn’t have been better. Job well done to all of those who worked hard to make the fair a reality.

Thumbs down to the accident that occurred Monday evening at the Seneca County Fair’s first night of harness racing when John “Duke” Sugg and his horse fell, resulting in Sugg being life-flighted to Toledo Hospital. According to a Facebook post by his wife, Sugg suffered some small contusions and bleeding on his brain, a fractured wrist and dislocated finger. Thumbs up to local first responders, fair and event organizers and hospital staff who helped mitigate further injury.

Thumbs up to the Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education for dialing down a levy that would produce $1 million annually from 10 years to five years. In May, the district’s voters rejected the 10-year levy 929-773. At this week’s meeting, the board approved a resolution declaring the levy necessary. It now heads to the Sandusky County auditor to determine the millage amount.

Thumbs up to Brenda Blair, executive director of Seneca County’s Farm Services Agency, Hallie Williams, Ohio State University Extension educator for agriculture and natural resources and Trinity Lescallet, adult services manager for the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. The three launched a campaign titled “Weathering the Storm Together,” which aims to raise awareness about mental health issues within the agriculture community and to connect people to mental health resources.

Thumbs up to fun summer options. If people need a break from the fair this weekend, the next edition of the East Green Summer Concert Series will take place today when Papo Ruiz and Sweet Salsa take the stage at the Frost-Kalnow Amphitheater.

Thumbs up to the Black Swamp Area Council and Mercy Health — Tiffin Hospital for teaming to host an open house for students ages 14-20 who wish to learn more about careers in nursing at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the hospital. Nursing careers will continue to be in demand, and hat’s off to any industry providing exploratory opportunities for students.