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Local Notes August/September 2024

Governor Mike DeWine Visits Great Council State Park

Ohio welcomes the opening of its 76th state park near Xenia with Great Council State Park. Governor Mike DeWine, along with his wife Fran toured the park before the official grand opening and related, “We invite Ohioans and people from around the country to learn more about the Shawnee people, the early settlers of this region and what life was like in the 1770s.” The park features a gallery, exhibits and a theater, as well as a stream with aquatic life. The Park is dedicated to Ohio’s Shawnee history and pioneer past and is now open to the public. 1587 US-68, Xenia. ohiodnr.gov


New Small Business and Nonprofit Workspace

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library celebrates the grand opening of its new New Small Business and Nonprofit Workspace, dedicated to helping launch and grow small businesses and nonprofits in Lucas County. Entrepreneurs can visit the space and talk to experienced business librarians from 1 pm to 5 pm every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, or by scheduled appointments. The Workspace calendar plans to offer popup sessions and business classes with partners from other business assistance organizations in Northwest Ohio. 325 Michigan St. toledo.libnet.info


Bittersweet Farms Partners with Grace Community Center

Bittersweet Farms, a local organization that serves adults with developmental issues,  announced a partnership with Grace Community Center (GCC), with plans to encourage personal growth through community-based volunteer opportunities and the GCC gardening program. For more information visit the Bittersweet Farms or Grace Community Center websites. 


Lucas Co. Canine Care & Control Opens Food Pantry

The dog food pantry is available for any Lucas County residents in need. Funded through community donations, the pantry, which opened in response to multiple walk-in requests for dog food at the shelter,  is open on the third Sunday of each month in the Lucas County Canine Care facility, 410 S. Erie St.  Register to use the pantry and read more at lucascountydogs.com


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