The Commercial Review
There will be plenty of activity around the courthouse this Saturday.
The Arch Bridge Kroozers will present their Springtime Kroozen the Courthouse car show from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Anyone wanting to register their car in the show may do so from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for a $10 fee.
There will be trophies, door prizes and dash plaques given.
TC & Rockin Renee, from Mt. Orb, Ohio, will play 50s and 60s music, and the Arch Bridge Cafe will  be open at the old fire station.
For more information, call Ron at  (260) 726-4085 or (260) 251-1202 or visit the Jay County Visitor and Tourism Bureau website at

Mini festival
Arts Place Inc. will host a free Arts in the Parks Mini-Festival to kick off the summer of arts education season.
The mini festival will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday  at Hudson Family Park Amphitheatre, 500 S. Wayne St., in Portland. There will be a special performance by Thaddeus Rex at 2 p.m.
For more information, call (260)  726-4809 or (866) 539-9911.

Banquet held
Jay County High School held its 29th Annual Academic Awards Banquet on Monday evening in the high school commons.
JCHS principal Phil Ford presented awards to students in all grades for achieving high grade point averages.
Jack Ronald of The Commercial Review was the guest speaker.
Ashley Homan, Fort Recovery, was awarded a Merit Scholarship for $16,000 to The University of Findlay (Ohio) for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Merit Scholarships are based on a student’s final cumulative high school grade point average and ACT/SAT scores. They are renewable for up to four years.

Drug talk
The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio Department of Mental Health will sponsor Parents RX 360 at the Celina High School Auditorium.
The meeting will begin  at 7 p.m. Monday and is intended to bridge the gap between prescription medicine and heroin abuse.  
Speakers will include Tracy Plouck from the Ohio Department of Mental Health, recovered substance abusers, an abuser going through treatment  and parents of a child who died from an overdose.