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Penta to offer STNA and pharmacy tech classes in Oak Harbor
Penta Career Center Adult & Continuing Education has partnered with the Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare campus in Oak Harbor to offer State Certified Nurse’s Aide (STNA) training beginning in January 2013.

The STNA class, which begins Jan. 7, will be held at the Riverview Healthcare campus, located at SR 163 in Oak Harbor. Classes will meet three nights per week for 18 weeks.

STNA training classes will also be offered at the Penta campus, located at 9301 Buck Rd. in Perrysburg Township, beginning Jan. 8.

In addition, Penta Adult & Continuing Education will offer Pharmacy Technician training at the Ottawa County Jobs and Family Services office on SR 163 in Oak Harbor and at the Penta campus in Perrysburg beginning Jan. 15. The 16-week evening class meets twice per week. The program prepares students for the National Pharmacy Technician Exam.

To register for the classes or for more details, call 419-661-6555.

For more information about other programs and classes offered by Penta Adult & Continuing Education, visit the web site at and click on “Adult Education.”

IEP program set
“A Walk Through the IEP” will be the topic of a program to be presented Jan 15 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. or 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Oak Harbor High School. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held Jan. 17.

Tany Braden, State Support Team Region 1, will be the presenter. Free childcare, which will include swimming and storytelling, will be available. Free pizza will also be offered.

RSVP to the Student Services Office at 419-898-3280 by Jan. 10.

Youth job training available
WSOS Community Action Commission is offering job training assistance to qualifying Wood County youths ages 16-21 who are out of school.

The assistance is made possible by funds from the Wood County Job Solutions, Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The program assists youths with basic skills in reading and math (if necessary) as well as job skills, work experience and job placement. This program works with these youth year-round.

Participants must meet income-eligibility requirements and have a barrier to employment such as being a school dropout, a youth parent, an offender, and/or have a documented disability. Youths who dropped out of school will find assistance to earn their General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Income eligibility is 150 percent of the federal poverty guideline which is $12,255 for a household of two, and goes up by $3,740 for each additional person in the household.

To enroll or for more information, call Joel at 419-353-7407.

Small Business Basics
The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour “Small Business Basics” seminars designed to answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.  Seminars are designed to help entrepreneurs avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Participants will learn the basics of: name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.

The January schedule includes:
Jan. 2 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (conference room), 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

Jan. 23 – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Terra State Community College (Building B, Room 101), 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont.

To register or for more information, call Bill Auxter, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra, toll-free at 800-826-2431, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Private Pilot Ground School
The Fremont Flight Academy will host its 5th annual Private Pilot Ground School in January. Classes run Saturdays from 10 a.m. through noon Jan. 12 through March 23 at the Fremont Airport, located a mile south of Terra Community College on SR 53.

In order to earn a private pilot’s license, the Federal Aviation Administration requires a student to pass written and oral tests, as well as a flight test. The school’s main objective is to give the instruction necessary to help a student feel confident to pass the written and oral tests.

To register or for more information, call Tiffany at 419-332-8037.

EMT classes
The Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Center in Fremont is offering EMT program, which starts Jan. 15. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vanguard Career & Technology Center, 1306 Cedar St., Fremont.

To register, call Lorrie Dymond or Mary DeLong at the Adult Career Center at 419-334-6901, ext. 2731 or 2732.


Alumni Assn. names officers
The Owens Community College Alumni Association has named Matt Feasel of Perrysburg, treasurer for Perrysburg Schools, as the new president. He replaces Andrea Gurcsik of Maumee, manager of Human Resources for First Solar, who served as president for the past two years.

In addition, Walter Celley of Perrysburg, attorney at Celley & Sanderson LLP, was named vice president; Amy Hansen of Curtice, owner/photographer of Imagine That Photo, was named treasurer; and Kaye Koevenig of Toledo, Owens Community College senior accountant was named secretary. Each officer will serve a two-year term.

Three Directors were re-elected to their positions and will serve three-year terms. They include Susan Litten of Maumee, Owens adjunct instructor of Medical Imaging Technologies; Janet M. Meacham of Rossford, vice president senior merchant account executive for Fifth Third Processing Solutions LLC and Christi Wagner of Deshler, manager of Global Security for Owens Corning.

In addition, Audrey Wright of Toledo, judicial office manager for Lucas County Juvenile Court, was appointed to a one-year term.

The Owens Community College Alumni Association is focused on engaging alumni and students in programs, events and services that energize interest, build loyalty and strengthen support of Owens Community College.

Terra signs transfer agreement
Officials from Terra State Community College and Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield, Mich. recently signed a transfer agreement that will allow Terra State students to transfer up to 64 credits from Terra towards a Bachelor of Science in Robotics Engineering (BSRE) at LTU.

The agreement is the culmination of a year-long effort between the institutions, facilitated by Jim Perlberg, an LTU alumnus and member of the Terra State robotics faculty, who contacted Dr. Giscard Kfoury, head of the robotics program at LTU. The pair began the process of establishing the articulation agreement. LTU launched its robotics program in 2011.

“The agreement is a significant achievement for the robotics program at Terra State, and offers our students a gateway into the robotics engineering field,” Perlberg said.

Lawrence Technological University is one of two colleges in the U.S. that offers a dedicated Bachelor of Science in Robotics Engineering. It also has one of the highest-rated engineering and architectural programs in the country. Terra State is the only community college in Ohio that offers a dedicated Associate of Applied Science in Robotics degree.

Sandusky Co. Sheriff joins Terra board
The newest member of the Terra State Community College Board of Trustees is no stranger to public service – or to Terra State.

Terra board chair Carl Koebel, left, congratulates Kyle Overmyer
after administering the oath of office.

Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer was sworn in during the board’s regular December meeting. A 2001 graduate of Terra State, Overmyer has been the sheriff since 2008. He is filling a seat on the board that has been vacant since 2010.

Accepting the appointment to the board appealed to Overmyer for a variety of reasons. Key among them was his being an alumnus of the college.

“I am truly proud to be a graduate of Terra State Community College,” he said. “I feel that obtaining an education from Terra has been a contributing factor to me being elected Sheriff of Sandusky County at such a young age. Hopefully by being on the board, I can repay what Terra has done for me and help this educational institution continue to grow in a positive manner.”

Overmyer and his wife, Melanie, have two children, Mikayla and Dillon.


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