Briefly, June 27

Highway opens

McCUTCHENVILLE — Ohio Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that SR 53, south of McCutchenville, was open after repairs due to a train derailment.

About 15 cars derailed and two were on their sides on railroad tracks June 20. An axle had broken on the train while the engine was traveling east, and it damaged the crossing, according to Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office.

Short closures still were possible due to clean-up continuing off the highway, according to ODOT.

BB wound investigated

FOSTORIA — Fostoria Police Department investigated an incident involving a teenager with a BB wound Monday.

About 8 p.m., the emergency room staff reported a 15-year-old was being treated for the wound, according to a police report.

It was under investigation.

Man indicted

A man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury.

Sebastian H. Patrick, 26, was charged with failure to provide notice of residence address change, a fourth-degree felony, court records state.

He had been convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony.

Humane Society block party

Humane Society of Seneca County is hosting a block party noon-4 p.m. Saturday at its facility, 2811 S. SR 100.

The event is to feature games, petting zoo, face painting, crafts, food trucks, basket raffle, a clown, bounce house and music by Island Vibes by Ken.

To particpate as a vendor or sponsor, email the Humane Society at or call (419) 447-5704.

Salvation Army fundraiser announced

The Salvation Army is to host its garage sale fundraiser 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 6 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 7 at the Seneca County Fairgrounds in the Fine Arts Building.

Donations are being accepted 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and July 5.

No large furniture, televisions or computers are being accepted.

Bellevue art guild to host art class

BELLEVUE — Jim Andrews and Deb Bowers are to host a stained glass class 6-9 p.m. July 12 at 6983 N. TR 79 in Thompson Township.

The cost is $40 and $35 for members, with supplies included.

The class is limited to eight students.

To register, call (419) 483-3244 or email

The class is sponsored by Art @ 106.

Special events set at Hayes center

FREMONT — Starting in July, the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is to offer special events and a World War I exhibit that will examine what it means to be patriotic and how protesting might fit into the ideals of patriotism.

Patriotism & Protest is to offer several events to engage the public, including veterans, in discussions about historic and current issues related to patriotism.

The special exhibit, “A Family of Service: The Hayeses in World War I,” to open July 27, is to explore America’s involvement in the Great War through the eyes of the Hayes family. The exhibit is to remain open through May 27.

Also, HPLM is working with the local VFW and Birchard Public Library to offer a book discussion and movie screening as part of the Patriotism & Protest program.

Events include:

• A book discussion on “Born on the Fourth of July” by Ron Kovic, 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at VFW Post 2947, 204 Birchard Ave., Fremont.

• A screening of “Hacksaw Ridge” and discussion, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Birchard Public Library, 423 Croghan St., Fremont.

More events are to be posted online at

Group to host Freedom Rally

FREMONT — American Patriots Against Government Excess is to host a Freedom Rally at Birchard Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 4.

Andrew Dean is to provide music at 11 a.m.

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, is to speak at noon, followed by State Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, along with other candidates.

Hot dogs and popcorn are to be available, and door prizes are to be awarded.

The rally is sponsored by American Patriots Against Government Excess, a tea party group.

For more information, call (419) 332-3259 or visit