Tree Town Festival royalty chosen

FOREST — Royalty candidates for the 2015 Tree Town Festival, to be held July 10-12 in Gormley Park, Forest, have been selected. This year there are two queen, one king, one princess, two prince and four baby candidates. Queen candidates include Maria Shane, daughter of Emily and Brad Shane; and Aubreah...

Sight Center names director

The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio has named Stacey Butts as its executive director. Butts replaces Dawn Christensen, who retired in July 2014. She has worked with the Sight Center in various capacities for the past seven years, most recently as interim executive director. The Sight Center is headquartered in...

Movie nights slated in Ottawa

OTTAWA — Free movies will be shown at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa this month. A movie for teens and adults is scheduled at 6 p.m. July 15. Anyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or have a consent form on file. A family movie will be shown at 6 p.m. July 28. The first 50...

Knitting class continues

OTTAWA — A monthly knitting class, “Pearls of Wisdom,” continues from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 18 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Participants are currently making a basket-weave baby blanket. The next project may be a Christmas stocking. There is no fee, but participants need...

Thursday calendar

TODAY Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-8 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; EnhanceFitness, 8:30-9:20 a.m.; outdoor pickleball, 8:30-10:30 a.m., pavilion; SilverSneakers yoga, 9:30-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:15 a.m.; arthritis water exercise class, 10-11 a.m.; lunch, grilling out in...

Reservations accepted for Swiss Mennonite celebration

BLUFFTON — Reservations are being accepted for a dinner commemorating the 175th anniversary of the settlement of Swiss Mennonites in this area. The celebration will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 30. In 1840, pioneers of the Swiss Mennonite settlement built their first church in northwestern Ohio....
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