News Briefs Week Of 10/4/2021

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Owens open house
Owens Community College will host an Open House from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in Veterans Hall room 201 on the Toledo-area campus. Masks will be required.
The open house will provide prospective students and community members with an opportunity to explore academic programs and transfer options.
“Our faculty and staff will be available to talk about our academic majors and our transfer options to four-year colleges and universities,” said Amy Giordano, vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Services. “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 open house to discuss these services that benefit student success.”
Campus tours also will be available. Sign up in advance at

Retired teachers
to meet Nov. 2
The Lucas Country Retired Teachers Association (LCRTA) will hold its next luncheon/general membership meeting Tuesday, Nov. 2 from noon-2 p.m. at the Inverness Club, 4601 Dorr St., Toledo.
Lunch will be served at noon, followed by the guest speaker, Tyler Palka, pro football player and actor, who will speak about the educators who influenced him in his lifetime.
Lunch costs $25.75/person. Choices of entrées include chicken française, sage-rubbed roasted pork tenderloin or roasted vegetable strudel.
Reservations are due by Tuesday, Oct. 26. Send checks, payable to LCRTA, to Jeannine Petcoff, 15139 Todd Rd., Petersburg, MI 49270.

Alzheimer’s program
The Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter will hold an educational program on “The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” for interested community members on Monday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gibsonburg Senior Center, 100 Meadow Lane.
“This program is our most important community program,” says Pam Myers, program director. “When you or your loved ones begin to notice changes in behavior, it is important to know what might be a warning sign of Alzheimer’s and how to access help/resources to ensure an accurate diagnosis.'”
The free program explores the most common warning signs of Alzheimer’s to help individuals stay informed about what is normal aging and what is not. The program:
• Describes typical age-related memory, thinking or behavioral changes.
• Helps individuals learn how to recognize the common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
• Discusses tips for approaching someone about memory concerns.
• Explains the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis.
• Identifies possible tests/assessments for the diagnostic process.
• Offers helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.
Register at or by calling 1-800-272-3900. CDC and local health guidelines will be followed.

Public health
survey underway
Sandusky County Public Health has distributed a “Community Attitudes Survey” and is asking residents to participate.
Residents who receive a postcard in the mail notifying them of the survey may use their smart phones to scan the QR code in order to access the survey electronically. It will take 15–20 minutes to complete the survey and is anonymous.
“Please help us address issues like substance use/mental health disorders in Sandusky County,” said Sandusky County Health Commissioner, Bethany Brown, “Completing this survey assessing attitudes in our community may open up opportunities for grants to implement programs to help stigmatized populations.”
The project described was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration, an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the HRSA or the Department of HHS.

Cemetery tour
Friends of Forest Cemetery, in association with the Toledo History Museum, will host a special walking tour Oct. 17 from 2-4 p.m. of Forest Cemetery.
It is Toledo's oldest city-owned burial grounds, dating back to the 1840's. Under a canopy of trees on the edge of Toledo's Vistula neighborhood, it is the final resting place of thousands of area residents, many of whom were the notable pioneers, founders, and hard-working citizens.
The two- hour walk will be hosted by a team of docents who will guide the tour through 100 acres of memories and monuments that mark the crypts of Toledo's first mayors, first police chiefs, fire chiefs, war veterans, war heroes and sports heroes, sea captains, and captains of industry.
Participants should meet at the main gate at 1704 Mulberry St. no later than 1:50 pm. Parking is available inside the cemetery gates.
The cemetery is wheelchair or mobility scooter accessible.
Preregistration is not required but those attending are asked to link on the Facebook page.

Fall prevention
help available
One out of every four adults age 65 and older falls every year. Those falls account for more than
850,000 hospitalizations and more than 29,000 deaths annually.
The figures are from the National Council on Aging, which recognized Falls Prevention Week Sept. 20-24.
Great Lakes Community Action Partnership reminds Sandusky County seniors that eliminating trip and fall hazards in senior homes is one of the goals of GLCAP’s Senior Helping Hands program. The program provides eligible Sandusky County seniors with health and safety related home repairs that include installing handrails and grab bars, repairing ramps, improving handicap toilet access and other services.
The Senior Helping Hands program is available at no cost for eligible Sandusky County seniors age 60 or older who are at or below 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines (e.g. $2,147 per month/household of one; $2,903 per month/household of two). For seniors over 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines, Senior Helping Homes is available on a sliding fee scale according to income.
For more information on Senior Helping Hands, visit or call 419-332-8499.

Plan commission
to meet Oct. 5

Subdivision and zoning issues are on the agenda of the Wood County Planning Commission Oct. 5 meeting.
Feller Finch & Associates has submitted a request to extend a preliminary plat for property in Troy Township entitled Eagles Landing. The company is requesting approval of a one-year extension.
In Perrysburg Township, Premier Bank has submitted a request to rezone a 40-acre parcel from the A-1 agricultural classification to an I-2 general industrial classification.
The application states that an industrial building would be constructed on 10 acres at the corner of Mandell and Glenwood roads and the remaining acreage would be left for future industrial development if the request is approved.
In Plain Township, the commission will consider an application to rezone 1.98 acres from an agricultural classification to a commercial classification to allow a storage unit facility.
In Washington Township, Danberry Realty has submitted a preliminary plat entitled The Reserve at Williamsburg on the River for preliminary approval. The plat covers about 43.82 acres of land. The proposed plat is adjacent to the existing Williamsburg on the River development.
The commission will be at 5:30 p.m. at the county office building in Bowling Green.


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