GPA: Quartet to perform at Owens concert

Press Staff Writer

        The Music Business Technology students from Owens Community College will present the fourth and final concert of the 2022-2023 Accent on the Arts concert series, featuring the Annie and Rod Capps Quartet, Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
        The performance will be held in the Mainstage Theatre in the Owens Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 7270 Biniker Rd., Perrysburg.
        The quartet will perform songs about “broken things and poignant little ponderings,” delivered with a rootsy vibe, a touch of twang, and a soulful groove. Read more about them at
        Accent on the Arts is a free concert series designed, booked, promoted, and presented by students in the Owens Music Business Technology program.
Overnight Summer Camp
        The Salvation Army Greater Toledo is offering a camp experience for children ages 6-12 who live in Lucas County.
        The weeklong overnight summer camp will be held July 10-14 at Camp NEOSA, located in Carrollton, Ohio.
        The camp costs a non-refundable fee of $25 per child. A physical and medical paperwork are required. Transportation will be provided to the camp from the Salvation Army in Toledo. Campers will leave early in the morning on July 10 and return in the afternoon on July 14.
        Camp NEOSA is an accredited camp with a nurse on staff and offers many activities including swimming, a zip line, ropes course and crafts.
        Register online by June 1 at (enter “Toledo” under the serving unit tab).
Oak Harbor to host Invitational Art Show  
        The 55th Annual Five-County Invitational Art Show will be held April 22 and 23 from 12-4 p.m. at Oak Harbor High School, 11661 W. SR 163. Admission is free to the public.
        The show will feature works from art teachers from Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties and their students.
        Student artwork, both three-dimensional and two-dimensional, will be judged. Best-of-show honors will be awarded at the junior high and high school levels.
Eastwood Jazz Festival
        The 10th Annual Eastwood Jazz Festival will be held Saturday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at Eastwood High School, 4900 Sugar Ridge Rd., Pemberville.
        The festival will include dinner and entertainment provided by the Toledo Jazz Festival Combo and the Bowling Green, Eastwood, Genoa and Otsego high school jazz bands. There will be a silent auction as well as a 50/50 drawing.
        Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The four-course meal will feature smoked beef brisket and grilled seasoned pork loin. A vegetarian option is available.
        Tickets are $35 for dinner and entertainment. Entertainment-only tickets can be purchased at the door for $15. Tables for eight with preferred seating are $245.
        Tickets and full menu information are available online at
Stritch to present ‘Cabaret!’
        Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy will present “Cabaret!” – an instrumental and vocal dinner experience focused on Broadway musicals, on May 6 and 7.
        On Saturday, doors will open at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6:40 p.m. and performances starting at 7 p.m.
        Doors will open at 1 p.m. on Sunday, with lunch served at 1:40 p.m., and performances starting at 2 p.m.
        Attendees will enjoy food catered by Incorvaia's Bene Italiano Restaurant while watching Stritch students, faculty, staff, and alumni perform their Broadway renditions.
        For questions, please contact Stritch Band Director, Mr. Jacob Shephard, at
Ice Cream Social
        The Oak Harbor High School Ice Cream Social will be held Thursday, May 4 from 6-7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
        Attendees can choose a homemade ceramic bowl made by an OHHS student filled with ice cream. Toppings will be available. The event will feature entertainment provided by the school’s Music Performance Group.
        Tickets are $15. Half the proceeds raised will go to the OHHS Art Club, with the other half going toward a scholarship for an Oak Harbor graduate pursuing an art degree.
        Email egilbert@bcssd to reserve a bowl. Tickets are limited.
Scholarship deadline
        Cancer Services is offering three $2,000 scholarships to students in Erie, Huron, and Ottawa counties pursuing a career in the healthcare field.
        To apply, visit or email for an application. The application deadline is Sunday, April 30.
Nominations sought
        The Oak Harbor High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is looking for nominations for the 2023 Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.
        Nomination forms are on the B-C-S website ( under the Athletics tab. Completed forms should be emailed to or submitted to the high school’s main office by Sunday, April 30, to be considered for induction in 2023.
Ohio Business Week summer program applications
        Ohio Business Week announced its 2023 summer business program – a hands-on experiential environment designed to educate, empower and encourage a diverse population of high school students to recognize and achieve their potential.
        Business leaders, educators, high school students and community volunteers teach and inspire one another to be responsible employees, employers and citizens.
        Ohio Business Week places up to 200 high school students in a dynamic simulation where they compete as industry professionals, sharpen communication skills and face real-world challenges. With the guidance of a volunteer mentor from the business community, students gain a competitive edge in college preparation, workplace readiness, and overall life success.
        The week-long residential program will be held at Bowling Green State University June 18-23 and will focus on skills in entrepreneurship, leadership, communication, teamwork and problem-solving.
        Students will undertake hands-on projects providing them the opportunity to operate a business and create a new product or service complete with a business plan, financials, marketing materials, a website and a commercial. The week concludes with a public tradeshow and presentation judging. Students can apply online at
Terra State celebrates expansion of welding lab
        Terra State Community College celebrated the expansion and renovation of its welding lab with a ribbon-cutting held April 14.
        The event featured remarks from Terra State Community College President Ron Schumacher, Terra State Vice President Bill Taylor and state representatives.
        The more than $300,000 upgrade to the welding lab, located in the Rutherford B. Hayes Skilled Trades Center on the Fremont campus, was first approved by the college’s board of trustees in September 2022. The plan to strengthen Terra’s welding program includes capital funds committed to adding welding instructors as well as equipment.
Afterschool Child Enrichment
program changes announced

        The Ohio Department of Education announced changes to the Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) educational savings account program.
        Passed in December 2022, House Bill 45 of the 134th General Assembly expanded access and increased grant amounts for qualifying Ohio students and families.
        Beginning April 7, qualifying families can receive a $1,000 credit per child for enrichment and educational activities during the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years. Allowable activities include before- or after-school educational programs, day camps, music lessons, tutoring and more.
        Expanded eligibility includes children ages 6-18 whose family income is at or less than 400% of the Federal Poverty Level, who participate in income-based programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, and Ohio Works First, or who reside in districts identified as experiencing high rates of chronic absenteeism or include EdChoice-eligible schools.        “The changes to the Ohio ACE program provide more students access to educational activities outside of the traditional classroom,” Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Stephanie Siddens said. “The ACE Marketplace helps parents extend and enrich learning opportunities and broaden experiences for their children.”
        Visit to apply for an ACE educational savings account and browse the ACE Marketplace for service providers.


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