All posts by Jeff McGinnis

Laura Zitzelberger: Decades of helping animals

Laura Zitzelberger recently stepped back from her role at Nature’s Nursery a bit. She’s been involved with Whitehouse, Ohio’s wildlife rehabilitation center since co-founding it in 1989 with her friend Deb Cooper. She’s worked as the Nursery’s Director of Operations since 2006. But now, Zitzelberger works remotely as she has a lung condition so must

A Safe Bet: Hollywood Casino Toledo Reopens

Toledo’s Hollywood Casino reopened Friday, June 19 at 6 am. An announcement from Justin Carter, Vice President and General Manager, explaining the re-opening notes that the capacity on the gaming floor will be limited to 50% coupled with the installation of floor decals and signage to enforce social distancing guidelines.Table gaming seating will be limited

Walk into 1920’s Ohio at Sauder Village

Visitors to Sauder Village will notice a few changes to Archbold’s “living history destination.” This summer marks the opening of 1920’s Main Street, the latest addition to the Village’s Walk Through Time project. Featuring recreations of a period bank, hardware store, livery and more, the new 1920’s street gives visitors the feel of walking through

Free continuing education

Spend some free time learning something new with free online classes hosted by the Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program. The classes are hosted on Zoom and can be joined using a computer, tablet, smartphone, or traditional telephone. This month’s courses include Dr. Chelsea Griffis’ discussion “Equal Rights Amendment: Past, Present, and Future,” from 11am-noon on

Come for the trees, stay for the presidential museum

Spiegel Grove— the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Estate and Library — has been designated as an arboretum by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program, which means that the Grove will draw interest in the study of tree and plant life living there. An arboretum, a term bestowed upon botanical gardens made up primarily of trees, befits

Wood County Historical Center honored for Poor Farm exhibit

The Wood County Historical Center and Museum was recognized for an exhibit, For Comfort and Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio By Way of the Poor Farm. Named Best Exhibition Under $500,000 in the Award of Achievement categories, For Comfort and Convenience, a focal point of the Center’s 2019 season, was an examination of facilities in