GPA: Owens Department of Public Safety offering ALICE Training

Press Staff Writer

          Owens Community College’s Department of Public Safety will offer ALICE Training to community groups or individuals in the coming months.
        Developed more than 20 years ago, ALICE Training is an active-shooter response training program available for individuals, schools, workplaces and other community organizations.
           “The program’s vision is to empower people with the skills and  knowledge to respond in the event of an active shooter situation,” said Steve Harrison, Owens police chief and director of public safety.
        “The ALICE acronym stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. The acronym was created so that these steps can quickly be remembered and people will be able to do everything possible to save themselves and others,” he said.
           The training sessions will be held in-person and virtually through Microsoft Teams. The first session will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 8 in Veterans Hall Room 201 on the Toledo-area Campus.
        To attend or schedule a session, contact DetC. Terry Ferguson at or 567-661-7575. Session dates also will be posted at
Mini job fairs
        Oak Harbor High School will host three Mini Job Fairs this spring. Dates include Fridays, March 3, April 14 and May 5.
        The job fair will take place during lunch periods (11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) in the auditorium lobby. Tables will be set up to showcase Ottawa County employers and introduce career opportunities to students.
        Interested businesses may register at
Cardinal Stitch to Present ‘Mary Poppins’
        Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy students will present, “Mary Poppins – The Broadway Musical” Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 5 at 2 p.m. in the Fassett Junior High auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon.
        Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at
        The cast and crew, comprised of Cardinal Stritch students in grades 5-12, have been practicing for months this musical story of the Banks family.
         Audiences should be ready to sing along with classic “Mary Poppins” songs such as “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Let’s Go Fly A Kite,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Feed The Birds,” and more.
LivelyU enrolling
        The LivelyU Lifelong Learning Academy – a platform of programming offered through the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) in partnership with the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Optimal Aging Institute – has will kick off its spring semester in March.
        The Academy is designed to enhance senior center programming with opportunities for lifelong learning. Academy courses focus on education, engagement and life enrichment and are facilitated by volunteer instructors with a passion for their chosen subjects. The wide array of courses are intended to be enjoyable and stimulating and include opportunities for active learning, critical thinking and social engagement.
        The spring semester will run from March through May. For a complete schedule of course dates and locations, visit There is a $20 tuition fee to participate in LivelyU courses, which gives participants access to any courses offered for the calendar year. Payment and registration can be accepted through the WCCOA Programs Department by phone at 419-353-5661 or 800-367-4935 or by email at
Summer Day Camp for grieving kids
        Hospice of Northwest Ohio is offering a summer day camp for grieving kids and teens age 6-15. The four-day camp, provided at no charge to participants, will be held July 25-28 at Camp Miakonda in Toledo.
        Path Finders Camp will provide opportunities for grieving kids and teens to interact with others who have experienced similar losses in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Groups will be led by licensed counselors/social workers and trained volunteers.
        Through a variety of camp activities, campers will honor the memory of the person who died, normalize feelings and learn coping skills, participate in fun, outdoor games and activities and make new friends.
        Thanks to the generosity of donors and sponsors – Key Bank, Trustee for the Terhune Fund and Yark Subaru, Share the Love Event – the camp will be offered at no cost to participants. Preregistration is required by completing an online application at no later than June 12.
        Anyone interested in learning more about attending or volunteering at the camp can call 419-931-5623 or email
Credit union scholarships
        Glass City Federal Credit Union is offering five scholarship awards – one in the amount of $2,500 and four in the amount of $1,000 to area students who meet the following criteria:
        • The student will be attending a two- or four-year accredited post-secondary institution during the 2022-23 school year.
        • The student is a member of Glass City Federal, or a parent, stepparent or legal guardian is a member of Glass City.
        • The student completes and submits the required application and essay by the deadline of March 31.
        Interested scholarship applicants are encouraged to obtain a scholarship application at any Glass City Federal branch or online at
Graytown Preschool earns
5-star rating

        North Point Educational Service Center provides an early learning program in Graytown for Benton-Carroll-Salem School District which has earned 5-star Step Up To Quality rating.
        Step Up To Quality is a rating system that awards one to five stars to learning and development programs that go above and beyond minimum licensing standards. Star-rated programs lay the foundation for children’s learning and development and build skills that are important for success in school and in life.
        Programs with star ratings:
        • Have highly trained teachers.
        • Develop children’s school readiness skills.
        • Are committed to continuous improvement.
        • Value relationships with families and communities.


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