Briefs, April 13

Our Lady bakery this weekend

CAREY — The Father Paul Volunteer Bakery at Our Lady of Consolation is ready for Palm Sunday weekend with hot cross buns, pies and pasta. Its next sale is today and Sunday.

 Apple, pumpkin and Dutch apple pies are to be sold as well as rhubarb, peach, peach with crumb topping, grape, cherry, strawberry/rhubarb, elderberry and blackberry.

The bakery was started by the late Rev. Paul Faroh and benefits shrine and parish projects.

There also are to be noodles and angel hair pasta, and Paul’s spaghetti sauce is to be sold along with chicken noodle and ham and bean soup.

Featured breads will be braided white, raisin, multi-grain, Italian and honey oat.

Coffee cakes available will be apple and nut, and some pizzas will be available.

Cookies are to be packaged by the dozen and include frosted sugar, chocolate chip, monster, peanut butter and snickerdoodle.

Breads, pies and pizzas are sold frozen and baking instructions for the pies and pizzas will be provided.

Lakota BOE plans meeting Monday

KANSAS — The Lakota board of education is to meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the staff dining room of the school, 5200 CR 13.

NCOESC board to meet Tuesday

The regular April meeting of the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the NCOESC Tiffin office, 928 W. Market St.

NCA board meets Wednesday

The North Central Academy Board has scheduled its board meeting for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the North Central Ohio ESC Tiffin campus.

TU to host annual egg hunt

Tiffin University will host its annual Easter egg hunt at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Hayes Courtyard on TU’s campus.

All Tiffin-area children are invited to hunt for brightly colored, surprise-filled eggs (some of which will contain notifications of special prizes). TU’s dragon mascot, Blaze, and the Easter Bunny will be present for photo opportunities with family and friends.

 Children are asked to meet in Osceola Theatre inside of the Gillmor Student Center with a basket to collect eggs. Parents and guardians are asked to assist in helping children understand the rules explained at the gathering time and to be courteous to their fellow egg hunters.

Comprehensive plan meeting set

Seneca Regional Planning Commission is hosting a Joint Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee meeting for Seneca County, cities of Tiffin and Fostoria and Seneca County Park District at 1:30 p.m. April 24 in the County Services Building basement conference room, 71 S. Washington St.

For more information, call (419) 443-7936.

Police: Pair made laxative cookies for striking workers

UHRICHSVILLE (AP) — Police say a couple made laxative-laced cookies for striking school employees because they were tired of the noise from the picket line near their home.

Authorities in eastern Ohio say none of the striking workers ate the sugar cookies, but the couple was charged with contaminating the treats.

Police say the pair complained on Facebook about drivers honking in support of the striking bus drivers, cooks and custodians.

Investigators say they also made a video showing the laxative pills being mixed into the cookie batter.

The strike in the Claymont School District in Tuscarawas County is in its third week.

Authorities say Bo Cosens and Rachel Sharrock appeared in court Tuesday to face several charges.

Sharrock’s attorney declined to comment Friday. Court records didn’t list an attorney for Cosens.

Airmen to honor last WWII Doolittle Raider at Texas service

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Hundreds of airmen plan to line the main entrance of an Air Force base in Texas to salute as the family of the last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders arrives for his memorial service.

Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole died Tuesday in San Antonio at the age of 103. The Air Force Friday released details for a memorial to take place Thursday at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.

The memorial is on the 77th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid during World War II.

April 18, 1942, Cole was mission commander Jimmy Doolittle’s co-pilot in the U.S. attack on Japan less than five months after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Cole, an Ohio native, is to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Car hits family crossing road;

girl killed, infant stillborn

COLUMBUS (AP) — Police say a car struck a pregnant woman and her two young daughters as they crossed a busy road in Ohio, killing one of the girls and leading to the emergency delivery of a stillborn infant.

Columbus police say the woman and her 4-year-old daughter were hospitalized with serious injuries after the collision Thursday afternoon. A 6-year-old girl was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The Columbus Dispatch reported the collision occurred on a section of road between an apartment complex and a shopping center but has no crosswalk.

Police are investigating the crash. There was no immediate word on whether the 57-year-old Galloway man driving the car would face any charges.

GOP group sorry for email calling Ocasio-Cortez ‘terrorist’

DAYTON (AP) — The president of a college Republican group in Ohio has apologized for a fundraising email that referred to Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a “domestic terrorist.”

Tom Ferrall is chairman of the Ohio College Republican Federation and a senior at the University of Dayton. He said the email was sent Wednesday without his approval by a third-party fundraising firm he wouldn’t name.

Ferrall said his organization has severed ties with the firm. He said the email wasn’t something he or the organization would ever endorse.

Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet after the email was publicized that such a message “puts me in danger every time.”

City announces police chief search

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s capital city says it has officially begun its search for a successor to its now-retired police chief.

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced the creation of a search advisory committee and proposals to hire two companies — one to undertake the search, and one to handle community outreach.

Ginther has said he wants a chief committed to increasing diversity among police officers and lining up policing with community expectations of the department.

The national search marks a departure from past practice, when new chiefs were chosen from the ranks of existing officers. However, internal candidates still could be in the mix for consideration.

Tom Quinlan is the interim chief. Kim Jacobs, who stepped down in February after nearly seven years, was the division’s first female chief.