Go Wild in the Park, Little Beaver Creek Watershed Coordinator Joshua Emanuelson to speak about backyard water, 6:30 p.m., Salem Public Library Quaker Room; register at salem.lib.oh.us, the library at 330-332-0042 or Amber at 330-271-8913; free and open to public.,“Suessical: The Musical,” presented by the South Range High School Drama Team, 7 p.m., South Range Performing Arts Center; $10 adults, $8 students and senior citizens.,“Suessical: The Musical,” presented by the South Range High School Drama Team, 7 p.m., South Range Performing Arts Center; $10 adults, $8 students and senior citizens.,Pasta bake dinner, 4-7 p.m., Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St.; carryouts available; $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12; 330-549-2406.,“Suessical: The Musical,” presented by the South Range High School Drama Team, 2 p.m., South Range Performing Arts Center; $10 adults, $8 students and senior citizens.

It’s been 14 years since Ohio raised the rate of tax on motor fuel.,Hearings today, Wednesday and Thursday are before the House Finance Committee on the fiscal year 2020-2021 transportation budget, House Bill 62 and the proposal to raise Ohio’s motor fuel tax by 18 cents.,The last time the motor fuel tax was raised was in 2005, according to the Greater Ohio Policy Center, when the Ohio legislature increased the rate by 2 cents per gallon from 26 cents per gallon to the current 28 cents per gallon.,If Ohio legislators were to pass the increase in March, Pennsylvania would still keep the highest motor fuel tax rate of states bordering Ohio.,The Ohio Municipal League, County Commissioners Association of Ohio and the Ohio Township Association have all released positions in support of the tax increase in the last week.

Ottawa-Glandorf and Ottoville will enter the postseason as ranked teams after earning state recognition in the final Associated Press girls basketball poll of the season released on Tuesday.,Of other area interest, Sylvania Southview finished the year No. 9 in Division I while Toledo Rogers garnered four first-place votes in Division II en route to a No. 4 spot in the final poll.,How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

1, Pickerington Cent.,Mt. Notre Dame 19-2 115 read more

Austintown 62, Lakeside 34

Sabria Hunter scored 29 points as Fitch clinched the All-American Conference Red Tier.,Boardman was led by Katie Stamp with 12 points and 12 rebounds.,Kyla Jamison led the Quakers with 15 points and eight rebounds and Ellie Davidson and Echo Mayer-Kutz each scored 14.,Neither team scored any points in the second quarter.,Sydney Ogden scored a game-high 21 points in defeat for Heartland Christian. read more

Despite falling to No. 2 Minster over the weekend, Ottoville rose three spots in the Division IV state poll as a part of the newest Associated Press girls state basketball poll released on Tuesday.,The Lady Green are ranked seventh in the state in Division IV, five points behind sixth-place Fairfield Christian.,Of area interest, Sylvania Southview stayed pat at No. 9 in Division I, garnering a first-place vote.,Pickerington Central (Division I), Columbus Africentric (D-III) and Fort Loramie (D-IV) held onto their No. 1 positions in their respective divisions while Dayton Carroll took over the No. 1 spot from last week’s No. 1, New Philadelphia.,How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

1, Pickerington Cent. read more

Friday’s Results

Arcanum 39, Franklin Monroe 37: Meeks (A) 11; Conley (FM) 12.,Legacy Christian 76, Yellow Springs 30 read more

The board on Thursday hired Bryce Minor as deputy director to fill the vacancy created with the recent resignation of elections board Director Adam Booth, whose last day is Feb. 15.,Minor graduated summa cum laude in 2016 from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and while in college he served as an intern for U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta.,After that Minor helped run the Ohio House’s legislative page, intern and constituent service program until last month, when he took a job as legislative liaison for new state Auditor Keith Faber.,Under Ohio law, the elections board director and deputy director have to be from opposite political parties to serve as a checks-and-balance.,Minor, at 26, is only 18 months younger than when Booth was hired in 2009 as deputy director.

Cedarville 51, Franklin Monroe 50

Covington Catholic (KY) 67, Wayne 66 read more

Public breakfast buffet, 7:30-10 a.m., Masonic Building, 788 E. State St.; $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10, free for children under 2; pancakes, waffles, ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee, tea; elevator available.,Chicken parmesan dinner, 5-7 p.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church; $10 adults, $5 children 10 and under; tickets available at door or at 330-921-8744; proceeds go toward St. Patrick Food Pantry.,Salem Community Pantry, 794 E. Third St.; open 4-7 p.m.; bring photo ID and proof of address.,Chicken parmesan and pasta dinner fundraiser, 5-7 p.m., St. Patrick’s Church; $10 per adult, $5 for ages 10 and under; carryouts available; reservations, 330-921-8744.,Salem Community Pantry, 794 E. Third St.; open 4-7 p.m.; bring photo ID and proof of address.

Zach Rasile had another career night for McDonald, leading the Blue Devils with 52 points, beating the previous school record of 51.,Maplewood was led by Hunter Bates with 20 points, including four 3-pointers.,Jordan Zupko scored 26 points and Austin Governor added 23 for Mineral Ridge.,Mineral Ridge’s Alexa Harkins led all scorers with 27 points, including three 3-pointers.,Marlington led 30-20 at halftime, but West Branch held the Dukes to four points each in the third and fourth quarters.