News Briefs: 'American Pickers' to film in Ohio

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'American Pickers' to film in Ohio

"American Pickers" plans to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout Ohio in April. The show follows skilled "pickers" in the business as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They hope to give historically significant objects a new lease on life while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.

"American Pickers" is looking for leads. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to:, call 646-493-2184 or visit Facebook - @GotAPick.

The Pickers do not pick stores, flea markets, malls, auction businesses, museums or anything open to the public.

Bradner Legion to host baked steak dinner

BRADNER - On Sunday,the Bradner American Legion will be serving its baked steak dinner at the post, 209 West Crocker St. Call to reserve a meal to 419-288-3634. Cost is $10. Menu is a baked steak, green beans, mashed potatoes with or without gravy, drink and dessert. Serving begins at 11:30 a.m. and goes until 1 p.m. or sold out.

Sandusky County Republican Women to host meet and greet

FREMONT - Sandusky County Republican Women will host a “Membership Meet and Greet” from 5: 30 to 7:30 p.m. March 9, at The Garrison in the upstairs area.  Members and guests, elected officials are welcome to stop. Appetizers and fund-raising baskets will be available.

Sandusky County Republican Women have dues of $30 per year.  Associate members are men who wish to support the local group and women who belong to another federated club in Ohio, cost is $20 per year. Next regular meeting is 5 p.m. April 20 at the Sandusky Township House. Contact Kim Foreman, President, at 41-603-1503 with any questions.

Magruder offers free colorectal health screen kits

PORT CLINTON - March is National Colorectal Awareness Month and every Monday through Friday in March, Magruder Hospital will have free take-home colorectal health screening kits available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main lobby of the hospital. This is being offered to increase awareness and early detection of disease.

The take home kits are a basic screen for blood in the stool, which could be a sign of several colorectal health issues.  A colonoscopy, which is an outpatient screening procedure, is more widely accepted as the screening that is most effective for early detection of colorectal polyps and cancer.

For more information on the colorectal health screening kits, call Rachel Fall, Magruder director of community outreach and physician recruitment, at 419-732-4061.

Fremont Lions to meet March 7

FREMONT - Fremont Lions Club will meet at nooon Tuesday at the Fremont Eagles Hall.  Guest speaker is Tom Price, the co-owner of The Cookie Lady in Fremont.  On March 21, the guest speaker is Special Olympics Coordinator Ed McClain from the School of Hope.

Fremont Lions hosted a Zone meeting at the Victor Center recently with 40 Fremont and area Lion members present from Bellevue, Clyde, Lindsey, Marblehead, Oak Harbor and Port Clinton.  Donations were received for the Community Fortress Homeless Shelter in Fremont.

Members Donna and Terry Thatcher will attend the District Convention in Mansfield on March 17 to 18 and serve as delegates to vote for the upcoming district officers. Various workshops will be held on Personal Safety, PilotDogs Inc., and one led by Fremont Lion Dr. Greg Derodes on glaucoma.

Locally the Lions collect used eyeglasses and have donated seven Eschenbach Digital Magnifiers to Birchard Library, Parkview Care Center, and St. Bernadine Home at Our Lady of the Pines, among other service projects.

Members and guests are welcome at the meetings. For more information contact Donna Thatcher, president at 419-332-3095.

This article originally appeared on Fremont News-Messenger: News Briefs: 'American Pickers' to film in Ohio