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Resources available for job seekers, employers
The Northcoast Jobs Connection Job Stores and the Seneca One Stop offer numerous services and resources for job seekers and employers.

Seminars are free and open to anyone in the community. The seminars are also available to be customized for employers and delivered on site.

Seminars being offered in August at the Ottawa County Community Resource Centre, 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor include:

Aug. 6 – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. “Network and Dress to Impress.” Learn how to use your communication skills to gather job leads

Aug. 13 – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., “Get a Job or a Better Job.” Discuss applications, resumes, interviewing, networking, the Internet and more.

Aug. 20 – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., “Get a Job or a Better Job, POD.” Discuss applications, resumes, interviewing, networking, the Internet and more.

Aug. 21 – 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., “Individual Resume Writing Assistance.” Work one-on-one with a specialist and produce a good resume before you leave. By appointment only by calling 419-898-3688 or 1-800-665-1677, ext. 270.

Aug. 27 – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., “Keep That Job With Proper Work Ethics.” Learn about job retention and problem solving with knowledge of proper work ethics.

Register by contacting Carol Guice at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 419-307-1189.

For more information on the Job Stores, visit www.northcoastjobs.org or in Ottawa County, call the Job Store at 800-665-1677 or 419-898-3688, ext. 270 or call Denise Ventrone at 419-898-6242 at the Community Improvement Corporation.

All basic services are free of charge.


Rapid Registration
Area residents interested in taking college classes or starting a new career this fall are invited to attend Rapid Registration Week at Owens Community College Aug. 3-8. Fall Semester classes begin on Aug. 17.

For added convenience, the college will be open Rapid Registration Week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Thursday Aug. 3-6.

Additionally, students may register from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7 and from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 8.Additionally, the College will host Rapid Registration Week at the Learning Center at The Source, Aug. 3-7. Owens’ Learning Center is located on Monroe Street in downtown Toledo. The Learning Center will be open Rapid Registration Week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 3-6. Students may also register from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7.

Those attending Rapid Registration Week will have the opportunity to learn about Owens’ program offerings, receive academic advising, complete electronic financial aid, learn about deferred payment plans, and select their classes in a convenient and timely manner from the College’s staff representatives.

For registration information or to obtain a schedule of courses for the fall term, call 567-661-7777 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7777 or visit www.owens.edu.


Fee collection dates
Woodmore Elementary School will collect fees for the 2009-10 school year Aug. 18 and 19 from 1 to 7 p.m. in the library.


Christian College Fair
The National Christian College Fair will be held Sept. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Toledo Christian School, 2303 Brookford Dr., Toledo.

A financial aid workshop will also be offered. For more information, call Judith Cleveland, guidance counselor at 419-389-8700, ext. 143.


Small business basics
The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, “Small Business Basics,” designed to answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.

The seminar will cover the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.


The August schedule includes:
Aug. 5 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (conference room), 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

Aug. 26 – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Terra Community College (Building B, Room 101), 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont. The events are free and open to the public.

To register or for more information, call Bill Auxter, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra toll-free at 1-800-826-2431 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Fee collection, orientation meetings set 
Genoa High School has set the following dates for schedule pick-up and fee collection:

Aug. 18 – 8 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m.

Aug. 19– 8 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 20 – 8 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m.

In addition, a Student/Parent/Guardian Freshman Orientation will be held Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. All incoming freshmen and their parents are invited to attend the informational meeting, which also offers an opportunity for the students to become familiar with their lockers and homerooms.


Kids in the kitchen
Fun, hands-on, educational classes will be offered Aug. 11-13 at The New El Rancho Hall, 5805 Woodville Rd., Northwood.

Angie Blandin and Heather Umbaugh are gearing up to offer three nights of cooking and art fun for children ages 7-11. Classes will run from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.


Participants can choose between:
“Kids in the Kitchen” participants will create different recipes each day and enjoy their tasty treats in the Professor Cafe.

“Old to New Art for You” participants will learn about several famous artists, study their techniques and recycle everyday items to re-create their own masterpieces.

Class size is limited. Registration forms are available at www.TheNewElRancho.com or contact Blandin at 419-346-4283 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Military Service Academy applications
Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) is accepting applications for nominations to the U.S. Military Service Academies.

Applications for the 2010 academic year will be accepted for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point.

Candidates residing in Ohio’s 5th Congressional District who are interested in seeking a nomination to one of the four military service academies must meet the following requirements:
• Must be at least 17 but not yet 23 years of age by July 1 of year of admission to the academy.
• Must be a U.S. citizen.
• Must be unmarried.
• Cannot be pregnant or have legal obligation to support a child or other dependants.
• Must meet the medical, physical and academic requirements of the Academy.

Interested candidates may obtain an application from Congressman Latta’s Web site at http://latt.house.gov/ConstituentServices/ServiceAcademyNominations.htm or by calling 1-800-541-6446.

Completed applications must be postmarked by Sept. 30. Individuals with questions may visit http://latta.house.gov or call 1-800-541-6446.

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