Van Buren, OH

Toledo woman arrested for menacing after alleged BG incident

A Toledo woman was arrested for menacing after she allegedly made threats. The Bowling Green Police Division took a report Friday at 10:29 p.m. from a woman who said she had been threatened. She also said the same woman had bit her neck and punched her in the face earlier in the week.
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Man involved in Bluffton officer death sentenced on Medina County charges

MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio (WTVG) - A man facing charges stemming from a multi-county police chase and fatally striking a Bluffton police officer was sentenced on his Medina County charges on Monday. According to court documents, Dante Tate was sentenced to two years in jail after he was convicted of Failure...

Heavenly Pizza hosts free haircuts for kids event

FINDLAY, Ohio — Back-to-school time can be stressful and expensive, but one Findlay restaurant is once again stepping up to help the community. For the second year, Heavenly Pizza in Findlay hosted the initiative Heavenly Haircuts for kids on Monday. When he started it up last year, Josh Elchert, president of Heavenly Pizza, thought only a handful of kids would come in for a free haircut before school starts.

New children's book tells tale of wildlife rescue

A wild animal in need of help should be taken to a wildlife refuge as opposed to being kept as a pet, says a local author in a new book geared to children. Allison Schroeder, the executive director of Nature’s Nursery, wrote One Friendly Fox: A Nature's Nursery Animal Rescue Tail, a true story about a rescued fox that could not be released into the wild because it was kept by humans and wouldn’t survive on its own. “I always enjoyed creative writing and used this ability to write the book to raise awareness of the issue and help raise funds for the nursery,” Ms. Schroeder said. She also appreciates the opportunity to share the organization’s mission to improve the well-being of northwest Ohio wildlife populations and habitats through public education and rehabilitation, with an emphasis on coexistence.

Finish summer reading with the return of Phoebe the Whale

Families: join the Wood County District Public Library for the return for a much-loved sea creature that visited the library earlier this summer. WBGU-PBS’s Phoebe the fin whale will return to help wrap up WCDPL’s Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities on Monday, August 15 from 9 a.m.-noon in the Children’s Place of the library, 251 N. Main St.
Lima News

Weisenburger’s Pro Circuit season ends on a downer

Despite catching limits on two days, Kyle Weisenburger’s up and down season on the Major League Fishing’s Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit finished on a downer last week. The Columbus Grove bass angler had entered the event on Lake Champlain out of Plattsburgh, New York, needing a strong finish to qualify among the top 48 anglers for the season-ending championship.

Harbor Town Tavern is not your average sports bar

What do you think when you think of a sports bar? Rowdy football fans? Clinking bar glasses? Greasy chicken chunks? That’s not Harbor Town Tavern. And that’s how it stands out from the crowd of sports bars in the area. This venue opened earlier this year in a former Jed’s in the Harbor Town Place development in Perrysburg. Surrounded by businesses and residences, the location feels a bit more secluded than I would have expected.

Not horsing around: Young Bateson wins at fair

Michael “Mick” Foster appreciates those who gave him a shot when he was a young man, so now he is giving back. Foster, a Luckey resident and co-owner with his wife Nancy of standard bred filly Shez Jess Nice, was a harness racehorse driver from 1989-2004. Foster and...
Ada Herald

Ada Pool staycation(s): Hawaii and the North Pole

ADA/WAIKIKI BEACH — Remember when going to the pool was, well, um… just going to the pool to swim? That, frankly, when it comes to the Ada Municipal Pool these days, is just so passe. At least it has been this summer, thanks to Ms. Sumner. [Pun intended.]

Maumee Scout Reservation celebrating 50th anniversary

MAUMEE – Scouts and former Scouts from across Indiana will converge Friday through Sunday on Maumee Scout Reservation, located in the Hoosier National Forest, to celebrate 50 years of Scouting on the beloved property. Participants will relive memories of camp activities, take camp tours, conduct a campfire program, and...

AAA to help out with passport renewal, offer travel tips

PERRYSBURG, Ohio — With an increase in people trying to scratch that international travel itch, more people are seeking to renew their passports. Roadside assistance and travel agency company AAA has seen a significant surge in people requesting passport help. The business is chipping in with some extra help to make the process a little easier for consumers.

Milestone: 90th Birthday

The family of Norm Murphy is excited to announce Norm will be celebrating his 90th birthday on August 19th. Beverly (Cupp) has been his wife for over 71 years. They have 5 children: Deb ( Chuck), Rick, Cindy (Dave), Tim (Cathy), Todd ( Angie). To recognize this wonderful milestone we...

Stone: Local foods are worth celebrating

Whether you grow your own food, or embrace the opportunities to support local producers including farmers’ markets, farm stands, or community supported agriculture shares, there is something special about the taste and experience of local foods. While our growing season may be shorter than some, there is plenty of time to enjoy many fruits and vegetables. Local Foods Week, Aug. 6-13, was designed to increase awareness of those foods grown or produced locally and celebrate everyone who has raised those garden goodies. In addition to enjoying the harvest here and now, it is also the perfect time to consider planting a fall crop of cool season veggies such as radishes, peas, beets, lettuce, spinach, kale, broccoli, and carrots. This is a great way to enjoy the harvest into the fall and maybe even into the winter with some protection. Temperatures will soon migrate down and hopefully Mother Nature will pump up the moisture — just not too much at once — making ideal growing conditions for a fall garden. For useful information on fall and other edible gardening, go to 

Rosaria’s on 3rd St.

The long wait for the opening of the latest Barone family restaurant, in Perrysburg, is finally over. After delays from situations beyond the control of the restaurateurs, Rosario’s on 3rd Street in Perrysburg touts the experience as “coastal Italian dining”. “We saw this opportunity become available in downtown Perrysburg and decided that a dining experience, with the best parts of Rosie’s, our original upscale eatery, and more small plates and seafood options, would work well here,” explains Phil Barone, proprietor, adding, “and we have had a great welcome from the public for Rosaria’s.”
Farm and Dairy

License plates, petroleum cans, and misc.

Located: Seneca Co. Fairgrounds (Food Court Building) SOHIO • SINCLAIR • FIRESTONE • SuNOCO • GULF • MOBIL. Selling a collection of approximately (200) oil, gas, grease & other liquid containers ranging in size from quarts – gallons – 2½ gal. – 5 gal. sizes. Also selling license plates collection from the 60s, 50s, 40s (Ohio); some out of state; bullet pencils; Shell Oil bottles; etc.

Patience, pickle people

Pick a peck of pickles, prepare, then be patient. That’s the key to this crunchy recipe by Karen Seeliger. “It’s a recipe I’ve been making for 30 years,” she said. “My family loves them.”. She is picky about the cucumbers’ origins. “I always get...