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Owens Preview Day
Owens Community College invites community members and prospective students to explore academic programs and more at the annual President’s Day Preview from 10 a.m-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 on the Toledo-area Campus.
The preview day will begin at Veterans Hall, 363 Depot Rd., Perrysburg. Parking is recommended in the lot next to Founders Hall. The event will feature a campus tour.
“Our faculty and staff will be available to talk about our more than 70 academic programs and our transfer options to four-year colleges and universities,” said Erin Kramer, director of admissions. “In addition to academics, the Owens experience includes our dedicated support services such as academic advising as well as our student clubs and organizations. We will have representatives at the President’s Day Preview to discuss these services that benefit student success.”
Admissions staff will discuss the selective health admissions process for the 13 programs in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, such as Registered Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Surgical Technology and more.
An overview of financial aid and the FAFSA will be offered as well.
“The President’s Day Preview will allow students to explore what we offer to support their educational journey. We also know that many students come ready to take the next step and begin the enrollment process. Our staff will assist anyone interested in completing an admissions application, needing support with the FAFSA, or is ready to sign up for orientation,” Kramer said.
More information is available at

Retired teachers
plan March meeting
Lucas County Retired Teachers will gather Thursday, March 16 at noon at the Toledo Country Club, 3949 River Rd., Toledo. Ample parking is available, and the building is handicapped accessible.
Guest speaker Dr. Robin Rayfield, executive director of Ohio Retired Teachers Association, will provide up-to-date information about pensions. Learn more about ORTA’s advocacy at
Luncheon entree choices include Tuscan stuffed chicken, Scottish salmon and curried cauliflower steak. All entrees include orchard salad, dinner rolls, dessert, coffee bar and hot/iced tea. Cash bar will be available.
The cost is $28 per person. Make checks payable to LCRTA and send reservations before March 6 to Jeannine Petcoff, 15139 Todd Rd., Petersburg, MI 49270. Contact Jeannine at or 734-854-7511.
Reservation forms may be found on page 2 of the Slate on the LCRTA website at
The Community Partner for March is Bethany House. Items needed include gas cards; gift cards from Walmart, Kroger and House of Meats; socks (all sizes); towels; laundry baskets; pillows and silverware; outdoor toys for summer programs (chalk, bubbles, hula hoops, balls, outdoor games) and paper products including small paper cups, paper towels, tissues and wipes.

Chili cook-off
The Ottawa County Republican Party will hold a chili cook-off Friday, Feb. 24 from 4-7 p.m. at Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille, 255 W. Lakeshore Dr., Port Clinton.
The suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Ottawa County elected officials and taste their chili entries. Winners will be announced at 7 p.m. The evening will also include music by Hayden James. Adult beverages and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
The event is being held in conjunction with The Family Freeze.


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