GPA: Penta Career Center to host annual Career Night Dec. 5

Press Staff Writer

        Penta Career Center will host its annual Career Night Monday, Dec. 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the school campus, located at 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg Township.
        The event is designed to introduce high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors; middle school students and parents to the variety of career-technical training options available at Penta.
        Students interested in applying for admission to Penta and who would like an overview of career-technical education are encouraged to bring their parents to Career Night.
        During the event, students and parents will be able to speak with Penta instructors and students, meet alumni and discuss career opportunities with representatives from business and industry. Various clubs and organizations will also have displays for students and parents to obtain information.
        In addition, prospective students can register to win a gift card to the Penta Bookstore.
        Penta offers 28 career-technical training programs for high school students during their junior and senior years of high school at the school’s main campus. In addition, the school offers a yearlong Sophomore Exploratory program for students who are interested in exploring career-technical fields during 10th grade.
        The Sophomore Advanced Manufacturing Academy is also available for those interested in pursuing careers in the manufacturing industry.
        In addition, Penta provides one-year and two-year program options at satellite locations for area students. These programs include Marketing Education, Teaching Professions and Industrial Maintenance, which are available to students within some of Penta’s member school districts.
        Penta Career Center serves students in 16 school districts, including Anthony Wayne, Benton-Carroll-Salem, Bowling Green, Eastwood, Elmwood, Genoa, Lake, Maumee, North Baltimore, Northwood, Otsego, Perrysburg, Rossford, Springfield, Swanton and Woodmore.
        For more information, call the Penta Student Services and Admissions Office at 419-666-1120, ext. 6498 or ext. 6499 or visit
“Elf the Musical”
        Clay High School Limelighters will present the Broadway musical, “Elf the Musical” Dec. 2-4 in the Clay High School auditorium, 5665 Seaman Rd., Oregon.
        Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 12 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
        Based on the beloved holiday film, “Elf the Musical” is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities force him to face the truth.
        With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
        The production features a cast and crew of more than 70 students in grades 2-12.
        Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students, and are available at Concessions will be available at all performances. Raffle baskets and novelty items are available online at and at all performances.
        “Elf the Musical” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
“Accent on the Arts”
        On Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m., the Music Business Technology students from Owens Community College will present the second concert of the 2022-2023 “Accent on the Arts” concert series, featuring the Academy Brass Quintet.
        The quintet will provide an evening of baroque, classical, jazz, pop, big band and holiday music in the Mainstage Theatre in the Owens Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 7270 Binker Rd., Perrysburg. Admission is free.
        Learn more about the quintet at
B-C-S Senior Citizens
Holiday Luncheon set
        Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools will present its Annual Senior Citizens Holiday Luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 7 at noon at Oak Harbor High School, 11661 W. SR 163.
        The high school choirs and bands will perform Christmas music prior to the lunch in the auditorium. Doors will open at 10:45 a.m. for the performance.
        Lunch is $2, payable at the door.
        The deadline for reservations is Thursday, Dec. 1. Call 419-898-6210 for reservations.
Alumni association seeks nominations
        The Alumni Association of Morrison R. Waite High School is seeking nominations for the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards.
        The honorees will be recognized at the 59th Annual Purple and Gold Celebration, which will be held Saturday, April 1, 2023.
        The awards were established in 1981 to recognize Waite High School graduates who have maintained alumni status for the last 10, years who have excelled in their fields of employment, and who have gone above and beyond leading and serving their communities and country.
        To nominate a graduate for the DWA Award, contact David Yenrick, Waite Alumni Association chairman, at 419-697-1949 or The deadline to complete a submitted nomination is Thursday, Dec. 1.
Library offering tutoring
        The Wood County District Public Library’s Walbridge is offering tutoring to grade-school students.
        Students in Action tutors will be available to help grade-school students with reading, math, and other educational skills on Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. in the meeting room at the library, located at 108 N. Main St.
        Registration is required. To register, call 419-666-9900, email or register online at
Chicken dinner set
        The Lake Music Boosters will present a Chicken Dinner Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Lake High School.
        Dine in or carry out. The cost is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $7 for students.
        Butch and Susan Molnar are sponsoring the event.
Alums to meet
        The Oak Harbor High School class of 1970 will hold their monthly meet-up Thursday, Dec. 8 from 12-2 p.m. at Happy Hour Inn, 124 West Water St.
Owens receives grant
        The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) has awarded Owens Community College more than $100,000 for high-tech equipment to benefit students in the advanced manufacturing and robotics programs on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses.
        The state grant, which totals $101,012, will be utilized to purchase three portable video-conference systems, a process control learning system and FANUC iRVision hardware and software.
        Owens offers FANUC certification at the $10 million Dana Center for advanced manufacturing training on the Toledo-area Campus. Students in the Regional Advanced Manufacturing Partnership also learn robotics as part of their apprenticeship on the Findlay-area Campus.
        “The local industry will benefit from the state-of-the-art equipment provided by the Ohio Department of Higher Education grant,” said Dr. Daniel Kelley, Owens Dean in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. “Equipment will support experiential learning and hands-on experience to best prepare students to meet the needs of Industry 4.0 and the highly technical advanced manufacturing jobs available today and in the future.
        Learn more about Owens Community College advanced manufacturing and robotics programs at


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