to include four men from Tiffin
Four World War II veterans from Tiffin are scheduled to be aboard today's Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. They include Army veteran Arthur Breidenbach, Coast Guard veteran Charles Gannon, Army Air Corps veteran John Speck and Army veteran Fred Zadrazil Sr.
Sponsored by Honor Flight Northwest Ohio, the flight is to conclude the organization's 2012 flying season. Departing from Toledo, the plane is to carry 49 Korean War veterans and 35 World War II veterans and their guardians to Washington, D.C., to view the military memorials.
The public is invited to attend the send-off (7-9 a.m.) and welcome-home (7:30-9:30 p.m.) in the Grand Aire hangar, 11777 W. Airport Service Road, Swanton. Guests must show a current/valid picture ID. Children accompanied by a parent, guardian or another adult do not need an ID.
For more information on Honor Flight Northwest Ohio, visit www.honorflight.org.
Tri County to offer clinic on rabies
To mark Rabies Awareness Month, Tri County Veterinary Clinic, 4579 N. US 23, Fostoria, is offering a low-cost rabies clinic 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
Pet owners can purchase a one-year vaccine for $10. Bats, raccoons, skunks and other wildlife can transmit rabies.
For information, call (419) 435-7642.
Streets to be closed for race
Sunday, 1:45 p.m.-3 p.m., Coe Street between Spayth and Jefferson streets and Jefferson Street between Coe and Tiffin streets are to be closed for the Tiffin Firefighters Local 322 5K.
For information, call City Administrator Deb Reamer at (419) 448-5402 or (567) 207-7184.
Ohio to study use of psychiatric drugs on children
COLUMBUS (AP) - Ohio officials want to study the use of psychiatric drugs prescribed to foster children and other children on Medicaid.
The state's Medicaid director and other health officials Tuesday said the state would invest $1 million over the next three years to improve and evaluate the use of mental health drugs prescribed to children.
Health officials said many children in Medicaid have complex behavioral needs, and about 22 percent of Ohio's children in foster care are prescribed at least one psychotropic drug.
Officials said some children are being prescribed multiple medications outside of accepted dosages. That has raised concerns about side effects that could affect the children for years.
The state wants to develop guidelines for the drugs' usage. The initiative is expected to fully get under way next year.