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Peace Academy graduates
Thirty Owens Community College students were recognized during a Basic Peace Officer Completion Ceremony held Aug. 7.

Local graduates included Donald Kreager, Jr., of Woodville; Nicholas Migliori, of Woodville (sponsored by Mercy Health Partners Public Safety Department) and Cory Sosbe, of Northwood.

Following successful completion of the Basic Peace Officer Training Academy, graduates become eligible for certification as an Ohio peace officer. In addition, coursework completed applies toward an associate degree at Owens in law enforcement.

Coloring contest winners
Joyful Connections has announced the winners of the organization’s recent coloring contest, held in recognition of Supervised Visitation Awareness Month.

The contest was open to local children through grade five. Eight elementary schools throughout Ottawa County participated, and over 350 entries were submitted. Prizes were awarded in three age categories.

The first-place winner named for the preschool age division was Katelynne, age 5. Andrew, 8, took first place for the kindergarten through second grade age division.

First place for the third through fifth grade age division was Sierra, age 10. Each winner received a prize of outdoor toys or games to enjoy with their family.

Joyful Connections is a supervised visitation and exchange center located in Oak Harbor and serving Ottawa and the surrounding counties. The mission is to provide a healthy, safe, and home-like environment where children can interact with family members in a non-judgmental setting. For more information about Joyful Connections, call 567-262-3181 or visit

Academic honors
University of Dayton: Jennifer Scharer and Meghan Scharer, of Oregon; Patrick Dyer, of Toledo.

University of Findlay:  Jeremy Espinoza, of Toledo; Tyler Hoyles, of Genoa; Stephanie Fisher, of Helena; Ashton Brown and Tiffany Wagoner, of Luckey; Jordan Cameron, of Millbury; Douglas Everett, Rachel Hegemier, Arianne Horton, Kaitlyn Lemon and Jimee Slauterbeck, of Oak Harbor; Justin Rodriguez and Kaitlyn Scheid, of Pemberville; Elishia Stone, of Woodville.

Phi Theta Kappa
Owens Community College recently inducted members into the Alpha Omega Pi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for the spring semester.

The overall mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic excellence among two-year college students, provide opportunities for leadership training and an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas and ideals. In addition, the society continues to promote among its members the four standard hallmarks – scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.

Inductees included: Taylor Hahn, Darryl Mays, Joshua Vasko, of Oregon; Jamie Carroll, of Northwood; Mary Hartwig, of Curtice;

Tonya Young, of Elmore; Nicole Buchanan, of Genoa; Dianna Nevius, of Gibsonburg; Hannah Jacobs, of Luckey;

Travis Zunk, of Martin; Sheila Gray, Mark Wasserman, of Millbury;  Livia Greener, Justin Velliquette, of Oak Harbor;

Nicole Drake, of Pemberville; Chelsea Sanders, of Walbridge.

Selection criterion for students receiving the honor is based upon enrollment in a two-year college, completing a minimum number of course hours set forth by the individual chapter, achieving a minimum 3.5 grade point average and exemplifying academic excellence, as determined by faculty.

University of Akron: Christine Gallatin, of Northwood.




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