Toledo Concert Band to perform on July 4 in Hayes



Toledo Concert Band will perform the annual Independence Day concert

FREMONT – Celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic concert on the veranda of the historic home of President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes.

The annual concert features the Toledo Concert Band, which includes members of the Toledo Symphony, and will take place from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. The group will play a variety of music and Civil War reenactments firing cannons in sync with Tchaikovsky’s “Overture of 1812”.

Free entry. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on the lawn at Hayes Home.

Food trucks Jimmy G’s BBQ and Kitchen 212, which make gourmet artisanal sandwiches, will sell lunches and snacks on site.

Sandusky County Health Commissioner Bethany Brown will read the Declaration of Independence at the start of the concert.

For those not vaccinated against COVID-19, face covers are mandatory when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Parking is available on the grounds of the Presidential Library and Hayes Museums, weather permitting.

Additional parking is available on the street and in the ProMedica Memorial Hospital parking lots in Buildings A and B, 605 Third Ave. Hayes Presidential is a short walk east of the hospital parking lots. For updates, visit

The Hayes House and Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 4. The first visit to the house is at 10 a.m. and the last at 4 p.m.

The library will be closed on July 4 and 5 for the holidays. The museum and house will be open during regular hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 5.

Hayes Presidential is the first presidential library in the United States and the forerunner of the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the State of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. The Hayes Presidential Library and Museums are located in Spiegel Grove, at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.

For more information, call 419-332-2081 or visit

Port Clinton offers summer strength training for student athletes

PORT CLINTON – The new Port Clinton Athletic Boosters Sports Center provides an excellent facility for PCHS summer strength training.

PCHS student-athletes, grades 9 to 12, in all sports, benefited from PC Together summer strength training.

On average, 60 to 70 students arrive to condition and lift weights from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The program was created and designed by PC strength and conditioning trainer Phil Fought.

Summer training is under the direction of PCHS coaches Seth Benner, Danny Diaz and Alex Morgan Johnson. Instead of participating in a lot of sports conditioning in the summer, this allows the multisport athlete to complete the training requirements in one session.

Rick Dominick, PCHS Athletic Director, said, “We are very excited about our PC TOGETHER strength training program. Not only are athletes physically prepared for their upcoming seasons, it also promotes camaraderie between all sports. “

“This program also allows our coaches to focus on skill development during their summer sessions. We are really satisfied with the support we had from our athletes during our first summer, ”he added.

Students wishing to participate must only be PCHS student athletes entering grades 9 through 12. The PC Together summer strength training ends July 30. Learn more about the new sports building in the City of Port Clinton School District, the Port Clinton Athletic Boosters Fieldhouse at

First National Bank announces staff changes and new hire

BELLEVUE – Dean Miller, President and CEO of First National Bank announced the following staff changes and new hires to the bank:

• Sarah Birkholz has accepted the position of Branch Manager in Clyde’s office. She worked for the Bank as a branch manager of Fremont. She has 6 years of experience in community banking, leadership in direct financial services and strong customer service skills. Birkholz and her family reside in Clyde.

• Christina Jesberger has accepted the position of Residential and Consumer Lender for the Bellevue Market. Jesberger joined the bank in 2019 as a branch manager in Clyde’s office. She has a solid background in financial services and sales. Christina provides a great customer experience. She and her family reside in Green Springs.

• Traci L. Powell joined the bank as a branch manager of the Fremont office. Powell has a strong background in financial services with previous experience in operations, leadership and lending. She comes to the bank with 25 years of banking experience in our market sector. She and her husband reside in Green Springs.

First National Bank is an independent community bank formed in 1875 and is located in Bellevue, Clyde, Fremont, Perkins, Port Clinton, Catawba, Sandusky and Put-In-Bay. To learn more, visit



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