Local Briefs

OhioCAN to host event in Fremont

FREMONT — OhioCAN, which stands for Change Addiction Now, is to host its fifth annual Steps of Change May 18.

The event at Conner Park in Fremont is to begin with a 5K Redemption Run at 10 a.m. and a walk at 11 a.m. to raise awareness and provide education about addiction and related issues.

The event also is to include a silent auction, memory walk, guest speakers, face painting, beaded projects and a bounce house.

Conner Park is located at 2300 Morrison Road, Fremont.

U.S. EPA awards funds to Ohio EPA for water quality protection

COLUMBUS ’ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1,483,000 to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for water quality protection. The grant is the first installment of this year’s federal funding to the State of Ohio for programs to prevent water pollution.

Olympian presentation canceled

Due to unforeseen circumstances resulting from a death in the family, the presentation with Olympian Wayne Seybold for Wednesday is canceled. A new date in the fall will be announced at the beginning of the next academic year.

Tiffin Area Safety Council annual Awards Banquet

Tiffin Area Safety Council is to present its annual Awards Banquet April 23 at Camden Falls Reception & Conference Center, 2460 S State Route 231, Tiffin. The event is sponsored by the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

Captain Louis A. Belluomini and Star-K9 is to be the guest speaker. Belluomini is to present about PTSD and traumatic brain injury awareness and what the public should know about service dogs.

Awards will be presented by Julie Reynolds, BWC Ergonomics Consultant, and Julie Darby Martin, Ohio Safety Congress Manager. 68 local companies are to receive awards based upon their safety achievement in the workplace for calendar year 2018.

Wheelchair lift into Hayes Home unavailable Thursday

FREMONT — There is to be no wheelchair access into the Hayes Home on Thursday due to renovation of the room the handicapped-accessible lift opens into.

The Hayes Home Breakfast Room, the room into which the lift opens, is being renovated. Thursday, KF Construction will be removing lead paint through a special process to mitigate any danger from the lead. To protect visitors, the lift will not be available that day.

Handicapped access is expected to resume Friday. For updates, visit rbhayes.org.