Free computer classes offered at Owens
Area residents interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills with computers and the Internet are invited to participate in free continuing education computer classes as Owens Community College and the non-profit Connect Ohio organization sponsor training opportunities during the month of July.
Free computer classes will be available at:
• Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio, 626 N. Huron St., Toledo, July 9 and 11 from 1-4 p.m.
• Wood County JOBsolutions, 1928 E. Gypsy Lane Rd., Bowling Green, July 12 and 19 from 1-4 p.m.;
• Owens Learning Center at Arrowhead Park in Maumee. July 22 and 24 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
The initiative, titled Every Citizen Online, is led by Connect Ohio as part of a $6.9 million federal grant earmarked to help expand access to broadband Internet to consumers across the state. Each class will highlight computer basics, an introduction to the Internet and discussion about how broadband can be helpful in daily life. Classes will also take place in August and September.
Connect Ohio is a non-profit public-private partnership, whose mission is to see all Ohioans connected to the benefits of high-speed Internet service. The organization’s federal grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).
For more information, or to register for the free classes, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7357.
Olney High reunion
Olney High School class of 1963 will hold its 50th reunion Saturday, Sept. 28 in the Black Forest Café at Oak Shade Hall, 3624 Seaman St., Oregon.
Social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $27.50 per person. Reservations are required. Invitation letters will be mailed soon. For more information, call Dawn Woyame at 419-691-0619, Sharon French at 419-836-7248 or Kay Vargo at 419-666-4284.
Job Fair planned
A free community-wide Job Fair will be held Tuesday, July 9 from noon-4 p.m. at Stautzenberger College, located at 1796 Indian Wood Circle in Maumee.
The event is open to all job seekers. More than 50 employers and recruiters will be on hand. Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and bring several copies of their résumés.
Summer “Heroes Camps”
Youths ages 8-17 will have the opportunity to place themselves in shoes of first responders and explore the areas of emergency medical service, law enforcement and fire service as Owens Community College hosts a Heroes Summer Youth Camp July 30-Aug. 1.
The camp will be held at the college’s Center for Emergency Preparedness, which is located on Tracy Road in Lake Township.
Two separate age-appropriate class sections will be offered simultaneously at 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The first section, open to ages 8-12, will explore basic first aid/CPR, introduce attendees to an air ambulance and discuss prevention of head injury and helmet safety. The camp will also include K-9 demonstrations, firearm safety and crime prevention, as well as evacuation steps to take in a house fire emergency. Additionally, camp participants will be introduced to police cars, fire trucks and hose lines.
The second class section, for ages 13-17, will feature similar topics and activities as the younger age group as well as target practice using non-firearm air soft trainers. In addition, attendees will experience a mock bank robbery where they will ride along with a SWAT team, attack a structure fire inside the college’s virtual fire training system, repel off an indoor training tower and use the Jaws of Life to rescue a simulated victim trapped inside a vehicle.
All Heroes Summer Youth Camp staff are state-certified emergency service instructors who are active in the emergency services fields. For more information or to register, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2411.
School supply drive
Owens Community College’s Alumni Association is organizing a “Backpack to the Future” drive to collect gently-used or new backpacks and new school supplies, along with crayons, markers, glue bottles and sticks, pencils, pink erasers, school boxes, pocket folders, composition books and tissues. Collected items will be donated to low-
Donations may be dropped off throughout the summer at the Office of Alumni Relations on the Toledo-area Campus in Perrysburg Township.
Host families sought
ASSE International Student Programs (ASSE) is seeking families from Oregon City Schools to host international students age 15-18 for the 2013-14 school year. The students will attend Clay High School.
Host families may choose students from a variety of different cultural backgrounds. The students are coming to America to experience American culture, become a part of the American family and improve their English. The exchange program also gives the student a chance to share their culture with their host family. Students have full health, accident and liability insurance, along with money for personal expenses.
For more information, call Teresa Arnold at 419-350-0609.