News Briefs Week of 9/02/19

Staff Writer

Waterkeepers meeting
Ohio’s new budget will spend nearly $200 million to clean the state’s waters, including the polluted western basin of Lake Erie. State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) will speak about Statehouse plans and answer questions when the Lake Erie Waterkeepers meet Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Toledo Yacht Club, 3900 N. Summit St.
Formerly Toledo’s mayor, Hicks-Hudson is in her first term as a state legislator. She has been a member of city council, legislative director to city council, director of the Lucas County Board of Elections, and chief legal counsel to the Ohio Office of Budget and Management.
Her talk will be followed by an open discussion on the health of Lake Erie. Visit for more info.

Retired teachers to meet
The Lucas County Retired Teachers Association will meet Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Stone Oak Country Club, 100 Stone Oak Blvd., Holland.
Speakers Kim Haddix and Cory Wyckoff will discuss the ProMedica Museum of Natural History at the Toledo Zoo. This month, the retired teachers will be supporting East Toledo Family House. The list of desired items is available in The Slate newsletter, online at
Lunch choices include cranberry and bourbon chicken, sliced slow roasted beef with mushroom gravy or mushroom ravioli with olive oil and herbs. The cost is $21.
Send check payable to LCRTA with desired entrée choice to Jeannine Petcoff, 15139 Todd Rd., Petersburg, MI 49270.

Outstanding alumni
nominations sought
Penta Career Center is accepting nominees for its annual Outstanding Alumni Awards.
Since their inception in 1993, the prestigious awards have been presented to 157 Penta alumni. Award recipients will be honored at a special banquet at the high school on Thursday, Nov. 7.
Nominations are open to individuals who have completed a career-technical program at Penta Career Center (formerly known as Penta County Vocational School) and who are currently working in a successful career. Nominees must have completed a high school or adult education program at Penta prior to 2009.
Applications are available by calling 419-661-6351 or online at (click on “Alumni”). Completed applications must be postmarked by Monday, Sept. 16.
Among past reward recipients are Tamara (Shiffert) Rost (Eastwood High School), a 1989 alumna of the Accounting & Computing program; Ronald Porter (Lake High School), a 1976 alumnus of the Automotive Technology program; Jennifer (Byington) Wilkins (Oak Harbor High School), a 1991 alumna of the Word Processing program; Edward Stribrny (Lake High School), a 1973 alumnus of the Carpentry program; Jarrad Egert (Woodmore High School), a 1995 alumnus of the Automotive Technology program and William Hammer (Woodmore High School), a 1982 alumnus of the Drafting program.

Care Compass
The CARE Compass Project, a quarterly network gathering for caregivers, will meet Sept. 4 at First Christian Church, 875 Haskins Rd., Bowling Green.
CARE Compass is sponsored by the Wood County Committee on Aging, Brookdale of Bowling Green, Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice, Wood County Hospital, the Optimal Aging Institute at Bowling Green State University, and Golden Care Partners. It offers an opportunity for caregivers to gather together and obtain resources to make the journey of caregiving less stressful.
The agenda includes:
• 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Diana Waugh, RN, BSN, CDP-Certified Dementia Practitioner will discuss balancing caregiving roles for grandchildren, spouses, and parents along with work and family roles.
• 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Lunch sponsored by Brookdale of Bowling Green.
• 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m.: A panel discussion on “Planning for the Future with Medicare and Medicaid” with Jessica Ricker, LSW, Wood County Committee on Aging, and Beth Boltz, LSW, Golden Care Partners.
The Care Compass Project is free and open to all caregivers but requires pre-registration by calling 1-800-367-4935 or emailing Those wanting to learn about caregiving are welcome and those who are currently caregiving are encouraged to bring their care recipients. Separate caregiving sessions are provided during the training session to those community members in need of care.
Caregivers are also encouraged to join the Facebook Community: for an ongoing support community.

Community Fun Day
Ottawa County Conservation League will present a Community Fun Day Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 20998 W. Moline-Martin Rd., Martin.
The conservation league offers info about basic gun safety, along with trap and annual hunter education training, set for Sept. 21 and 22.
Attendees may bring their shotguns and ammo or try out members’ guns. Refreshments will be provided. For more info, email

Women’s Connection
Area women and men are invited to attend the “On the Road Again” dinner and evening program sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Bayside, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.
Mike Hitch, from Dunn Chevrolet Buick in Oregon, will share car care tips and information. Judy Asmus Hill, from Haskins, will provide musical entertainment. Roger Bassett, from Washington Township, Michigan, will speak on “Finding My Way Home.”
The cost is $12.50 for dinner and the program. For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611 or Mari at 419-666-1633 by Sunday, Sept. 8.

Hydrant flushing
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will be flushing and testing fire hydrants Sept. 3 through Nov. 15.
Testing will be performed on all hydrants in the City of Rossford and all hydrants east of the City of Perrysburg corporation limits to the I-280 expressway in Lake Township. The area affected will be Ampoint Industrial Park, Owens Community College, Village of Walbridge, Moline and Turnpike Exit 5 Interchange, as well as subdivisions such as the Hamlet, Belmont County Club, Starbright, Lakemont and Homecraft. Testing will be performed between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Residents may experience rusty water and should run tap water prior to using water for laundry purposes. If rust appears on clothing, rust removing chemicals may be obtained through the district’s office,12560 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green, between 8 a.m. and p.m., Monday through Friday.
Customers may call 419-354-9090 or 877-354-9090 (toll free) if they have any questions or need rust removing chemicals.


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