Briefly, Oct. 26

TCS panel to meet

Tiffin City Schools Business Advisory Council is to meet at 8 a.m. today at Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital.

Greg Edinger, superintendent of Vanguard-Sentinel, is to explain and show the AIMS bus. The bus provides hands-on activities that increase the interest and awareness of some career fields.

Bettsville event moved indoors

Due to inclement weather, the carnival portion of Bettsville’s Halloween Extravaganza is to be moved from H.P. Eells Park to the Bettsville Fire Station, 308 Emma St., Bettsville, at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Old Fort Elementary School, 118 Washington St., Bettsville, and end at Bettsville Fire Station.

TU trick-or-treat Sunday

Tiffin University is to host a community trick-or-treat event 5-7 p.m. Sunday in front of Huggins Residence Hall.

The event is to feature games, crafts, candy and fun.

For more information, call (567) 230-6528 or email

Pantry Plus hosts food program

FOSTORIA — Pantry Plus of Seneca County is to host the annual sign-up for Thanksgiving and Christmas bags of food starting Wednesday.

To receive food for Thanksgiving and Christmas, visit the pantry office, 115 S. Main St., Fostoria, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday through Friday.

To be eligible, recipients must live in Seneca County and have a household income equal to or below the federal poverty guidelines. Applicants must bring a photo ID and proof of current residence.

Food and monetary donations are needed to help the programs.

For information, call (419) 619-0183.

Monthly classic movie series continues at The Ritz Theatre

The Golden Age of Hollywood Matinee Movie Series takes place Wednesday afternoons at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St.

The season’s matinee movie series is dubbed “Close, but No Cigar” and features some of the greatest actresses never to win an Academy Award for best actress.

Tickets cost $3 and can be purchased at the box office, by calling (419) 448-8544 or online at

Following is a schedule of dates for the series:

“Judgement at Nuremberg,” Nov. 15.

“Antie Mame,” Dec. 13.

“Captain January,” Jan 24.

“Morocco,” Feb. 14.

“Sorry, Wrong Number,” March 14.

“Camille,” April 18.

“Splendor in the Grass,” May 16.

Small business seminars set for November

FREMONT – Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is to offer free, two-hour seminars, Small Business Basics.

The schedule is:

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

• 9:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.

• 9:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 15 at Erie County Chamber of Commerce, 604 W. Washington St., Sandusky.

• 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.

To register or for more information, contact Bill Auxter, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center, at (419) 559-2210 or email

Special exhibit highlights Lake Erie ice harvesting industry

FREMONT — The latest special exhibit at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, “Ice for Everybody: Lake Erie and America’s Ice Harvesting Industry,” is to explain how the Sandusky area became the center of a century-long industry that changed the way Americans lived.

The exhibit is to be open Nov. 3-Feb. 25.

Through historic photos from the museum’s Charles E. Frohman collection and artifacts, such as an icebox and tools used in the trade, the exhibit is to show the impact northwest Ohio icemen and their work on the frozen lake and bay had on a national industry.

The exhibit also is to feature videos of locals who remember the days when their food was refrigerated in iceboxes with big blocks of ice.

Hear WWII veterans’ stories

FREMONT — Hear the harrowing stories of local World War II veterans during the premier of the documentary “World War II: In Their Own Words” 2-4 p.m. Nov. 8 at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Fremont News Messenger photographer Molly Corfman and reporter Daniel Carson are to show the documentary Corfman created and discuss their work on stories about these local veterans.

Julie Mayle, associate curator of manuscripts at HPLM, also is to discuss her work on the Northwest Ohio Veterans Oral History Project.

Hayes staff member to read Vietnam veterans’ names

FREMONT — In honor of Veterans Day, a Hayes Presidential Library & Museum staff member is to read the names of veterans listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington, D.C., Nov. 10.

Julie Mayle, associate curator of manuscripts, is to begin reading the names at 4:14 p.m. at the memorial.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial fund selected Mayle and other readers from across the country to read the names of the more than 85,000 service members listed on the wall as part of the commemoration of the memorial’s 35th anniversary.

Veterans, active-duty military to receive admission to HPLM

FREMONT — Veterans, active-duty military and military reserve members are to receive free admission to Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums Nov. 11.

The Hayes Home and museum are to be open noon-5 p.m. Veterans Day. The research library is to be closed.

Those receiving free admission are asked to bring a military ID.

Art gallery to host Christmas card workshop

BELLEVUE — Art at 106 is to host linoleum block printing classes to make your own Christmas cards 4-7 p.m. Nov. 16, 106 S. Sandusky St.

The cost is $25 for non-members and $20 for members. Materials are included.

The event has a limit of 12 people.

For more information, call (419) 483-3244, email or visit the Art at 106 Facebook page.

Food pantry to host food drive

BELLEVUE — Bellevue Fish & Loaves is to distribute Thanksgiving packages 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 21 at 203 Maple St.

Eligible families are to sign up prior to the event and can pick up contents for a holiday meal 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 20.

Packages include turkey, pie, dinner rolls, vegetables, potatoes and onions.

For more information, call (419) 484-2814.

Sandusky County events set

The following is a list of upcoming events throughout Sandusky County during November:

• Beer and Wine Tasting Souper Suppers, 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 2, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River South Road, Elmore. $30 per person.

• Sacred Heart 29th Annual Holiday Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4, Sacred Heart School, 550 Smith Road, Fremont. $2.

• 14th annual Whiskers & Whine, Nov. 4, Quality Inn, 3422 Port Clinton Road, Fremont. Hosted by the Humane Society. Tickets $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Call (419) 307-2616.

• Hope For the Holidays, 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 9, The Bellevue Hospital, 1400 W. Main St., Bellevue.

• Painting with Donna-Holiday Ornament on Pallet Board, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 9, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River South Road, Elmore. $50.

• Three Artisans Art Glass Open House and Sale, 3-7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11, First United Church of Christ, 1500 Tiffin Road, Fremont.

• Fremont Flea Market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 12, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont.

• Winesburg Christmas Weekend, Nov. 17-19 in downtown Clyde.

Dinner, show to raise funds

for pregnancy, family centers

BUCYRUS — Victory in Truth Ministries, 485 SR 4, is to present “The Disappearance of Mrs. Binks” dinner theater at 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Doors are to open at 6:30 p.m.

Proceeds are to go to Voice of Hope Pregnancy and Family Centers.

Written and directed by Kimberly Snyder, the show takes place on a cruise ship, as an unlikely group of people get caught up in an unfortunate “mishap.” The ship’s most notable guest, Mrs. Binks, goes missing after dinner.

Tickets cost $15 per person.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (419) 563-9565.

Ag conference set for Feb. 12

COLUMBUS — The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is planning its annual industry conference Feb. 1-2 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest, providing education and networking opportunities for agribusiness professionals, including the OABA industry dinner and OABA annual meeting.

A complete agenda is available at

All-inclusive registration for the event includes admission to both days of educational programming and all meals, including the dinner and annual meeting. Fees are $260 for members, or $335 after Jan. 15, and $400 for non-members, or $475 after Jan. 15.