Registration under way for Penta Adult, Continuing Ed classes
Registration is under way for Penta Career Center’s full and part-time Adult and Continuing Education programs.
Full-time programs begin Aug. 14 however many of Penta’s part-time courses have flexible starting dates. Full-time programs include Auto Body Collision Repair; Automotive Technologies; Builder, Contractor and Remodeler Technologies; Business Administration; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC/R); and Welding.
Penta also offers courses in the health occupations area and include job training programs in Dietary Management and State Certified Nurse Aide (STNA).
Adults interested in part-time training at Penta can register for several programs and courses such as Pharmacy Technician; Medical Coding; Computer Technology; Small Engine Repair; Pressure Boiler Systems; and Builder, Contractor & Remodeler Technologies.
Apprenticeship training is also available in areas such as Plumbing, Millwrights, and Machine Trades.
For companies and businesses, Penta Adult & Continuing Education’s Corporate Services Group offers professional training and consulting services in the areas of human resource development; information technology and industrial training.
Penta Adult & Continuing Education also offers more than 300 online courses in areas such as writing, computers, finance, and marketing. Through Penta’s partnership with ed2go, the online courses are taught by expert instructors and are available for $89 per six-week course.
Adults who want to improve their reading, writing, and math skills or study for the GED and/or the Compass/Accuplacer College Entrance exams can register for Penta’s Adult Basic Education programs, offered at more than 37 locations in 12 counties.
To register for any of the Penta Adult & Continuing Education programs, call 419-661-6555 or visit the Adult & Continuing Education office located at 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg. Financial aid is available for students who qualify.
Owens to hold One-Day Registration events
Area residents interested in pursuing a college education this fall at Owens Community College are invited to attend one of several One-Day Registration events days designed planned in the coming weeks.
Registration events will be held July 30 and Aug. 1, 2, 6, 8 and 9 in College Hall Room 130. Two separate registration sessions will take place each – from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 to 9 p.m. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 20.
Throughout each registration event, attendees will be able to meet with representatives and complete student registration services relating to admissions, placement testing and new student orientation, among other services. Participants will also be provided with a free lunch.
Those planning to attend are required to complete an application prior to the event. Attendees will be required to bring valid picture identification and know their Social Security number.
Space for One-Day Registration Events session is limited. For more information or to register, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7252 or visit www.owens.edu/oneday/.
Outstanding Alumni sought
Penta Career Center is seeking nominations for its annual Outstanding Alumni Awards.
The awards are bestowed 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 successful careers. Nominees must have completed a high school or adult education program at Penta prior to 2002.
Since the awards’ inception in 1993, 114 Penta alumni have been honored. The 2012 recipients will be recognized at a banquet to be held Nov. 1 at the school.
Applications are available by calling 419-661-6351, or downloaded from the Penta website at www.pentacareercenter.org (click on “Alumni”). The deadline for completed applications is Aug. 30.
Science Day Camp
The Ottawa County 4-H is offering a Science Day Camp for kids who have completed grades three through seven Aug. 7, 8 and 9 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds.
A variety of science-related activities are planned. For example, campers will be able to create Dippin’ Dots ice cream from liquid nitrogen and whipping cream; create robotic creatures; learn about the anatomy of a fish and participate in a fishing derby; compete to see whose bottle rocket can launch the highest; learn about and eat edible wacky science experiments and enjoy the snakes, lizards and other reptiles that will be making an appearance.
The camp fee is $50, which includes snacks, drinks, experiment supplies and other materials. Campers should bring a sack lunch.
A registration form, waiver and medical form must be completed and returned to the Ottawa County Extension office no later than 4:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Forms are available at www.ottawa.osu.edu. Call 419-898-3631 for more information.
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.
The seminar will 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.
Seminar dates include:
Aug. 1 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (conference room), 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.
Aug. 22 – 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 at
Tools for School
The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit is accepting applications for the Tools for School program, which offers school supplies and book bags to families in need.
Applications for the program may be picked up and dropped off through Aug. 31 at the local Salvation Army office located at The Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry St., Suite 800, Port Clinton. Distribution of school supplies and book bags will be held at the office the week of Aug. 20.
Tools for School is completely supported by the Ottawa County Community Foundation and local donations. Donations to program may be sent to The Salvation Army-PCSU, 1854 E. Perry St., Suite 800, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452.
Fee payment, schedule pick-up
Fee payment and schedule pick-up for Genoa High School will be held Aug. 14 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Aug. 15 from noon to 7 p.m. in the Middle School Library. High school students may pay fees, fill out emergency forms and pick up schedules during these days only.
An orientation for incoming freshmen will be held Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. All incoming freshmen and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the informal meeting. Students will also be able to find their lockers and locate their homerooms.
The 2013 Senior/Parent Meeting will be held the same evening, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.
Owens band kicking off season
Owens Community College Community Band will begin its 2012-2013 musical season Aug. 20 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 111 of the Fine & Performing Arts Center on the Owens campus, located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.
Rehearsals are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. except when the college is closed for vacation. Performances are held Sunday afternoons in the Owens Theater.
The band is comprised of Owens students, faculty, and area community members. Community band musicians are invited to participate at no cost. Email william¬¬
for more information.