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Camera club meeting
TOPICS Camera Club, a non-profit organization open to everyone, will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday March 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Monclova Community Center, located at 8115 Monclova Rd.

Owens College Night
High school students and their parents, as well as prospective students of all ages, are invited to meet with representatives from colleges, universities, industries and the military at a College and Career Preview Night event Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Owens Community College Toledo-area Campus in the Student Health and Activities Center, 7315 Championship Dr., Perrysburg.
The college night will also feature presentations on financial aid and in-demand careers plus information tables focused on helping students succeed after high school.
More details and a list of representatives attending are available at

Membership Madness
Toledo Newsboys are conducting March Membership Madness. Text the word DONATE to 419-556-6546 to support children in need or sign up to be a member at

Monthly lab screening
Magruder Hospital’s next monthly community lab screening will be held Thursday, March 9 between 8 and 11:30 a.m. at the Magruder Community Clinic, 730 Jefferson St., Port Clinton.
The main lab test is a CBC, CMP and lipid profile, which includes liver and kidney function, fasting blood sugar, cholesterol, HDL/LDL, triglycerides and a complete blood count (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in the blood) for $50.
Add-on tests are available for the following fees:
• Lipid profile – $20.
• Hemoglobin A1C – $20.
• PSA (prostate specific antigen) – $30.
• TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) – $25.
• Vitamin D – $35.
Lab screenings are offered on the second Thursday each month. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 419-301-4304. Participants are asked to fast for 12 hours prior to their appointment time but can have water. No insurance is accepted – payment may be made by cash, check or credit card (no American Express).

Tax prep vouchers
Ottawa County Senior Resources and the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners are teaming up with local tax preparers in Ottawa County to offer a tax prep voucher program for the 2022 tax season aimed at seniors (60 years of age and older) who qualify.
Eligibility for these vouchers includes reported income status, residence in Ottawa County and willingness to use selected tax preparers.
The tax prep voucher pilot program is first-come, first-served and a limited number of vouchers will be available. Vouchers will pay up to $100 per return and is limited to one voucher per senior citizen registered tax payer. This voucher is not meant to cover the full cost of a tax return but is geared toward assisting those most in need with their tax return preparations.
For more information about this program, call Ottawa County Senior Resources at 419-898-6459.

Grants awarded
for water projects
The Ohio Water Development Authority has awarded $2 million through low interest loans to Ohio communities to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure.
For the month of February, the OWDA funded six projects that will provide improvements and replace aging infrastructure. The projects received an interest rate ranging from 1.71-3.91 percent.
Two local projects are included in the funding:
- The Village of Genoa in Ottawa County is receiving $728,716 at 3.42 percent for 20 years for construction of improvements to four pump stations located at Manor Drive, Gordon Lumber, Second Street, and the high school to extend their useful life.
- The Northwestern Water and Sewer District in Wood County is receiving $560,055 at 3.42 percent for 20 years for the construction of 2,600 feet of waterline between Tracy and Oregon Roads in Perrysburg Township to extend service to an industrial user.
The State of Ohio created the OWDA to provide funding for construction of public water and wastewater infrastructure in Ohio. Since its creation in 1968, OWDA has pursued borrowing that assure the OWDA the lowest cost of funds in order to maintain low borrowing rates for the local governments of Ohio. The low borrowing rates allow local governments to construct necessary water and sewer improvements while minimizing the impact to user charges.


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