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St. Boniface fifth- and sixth-graders had the experience of a lifetime when they visited the Rise Above travelling educational exhibit at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton.

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Heather Sheehy, systems director for ProMedica Sleep Disorder Centers,
speaks with student Carlos Baez at the Career Day held April 17 at
Genoa High School. More than 60 business professionals volunteered
their time to speak with students at the event, sponsored by the Genoa
Academic Committee. (Submitted photo)

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Teen volunteers sought
East Toledo libraries need teen volunteers age 12-17 for the Summer Reading Club, which runs June 10-Aug. 10.

Applications are available at the Birmingham Branch, 203 Paine Ave. Toledo (419-259-5210) or Locke Branch, 703 Miami St., Toledo (419-259-5310).

Volunteering can help youths learn responsibility, build job skills and have the satisfaction of helping younger children.


Holiday closure
Owens Community College Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as the Owens Community College Learning Centers in Maumee and downtown, will be closed Monday, May 26 for the Memorial Day holiday. There will be no classes and the college offices will be closed for business.

Classes will resume and administrative offices will open May 27.


Literacy, GED classes offered
Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) classes are available at the Ottawa County Resource Center, 8200 SR 163, Oak Harbor.

Classes, presented by Vanguard-Sentinel, are offered at no cost to help adults interested in improving basic literacy skills, obtaining a GED or preparing to go to college.

Students interested in obtaining a GED are now doing so through the new 2014 GED test. Participants will be able to take the official GED Practice Test to determine readiness for the GED test.

Orientation to the program is required prior to enrollment. At orientation, participants will set goals, complete placement testing and develop individual learning plans.

Orientations will be held June 5 at 5 p.m. and June 19 at 10 a.m. Call 419-898-3688, ext. 270 to register or obtain more information.


4H camps enrolling
Ottawa County 4-H is offering two summer camps, which are open to all youths, whether or not they are 4-H members.

Camps serve as engaging “learning laboratories” where children develop life skills, such as responsibility, decision making, getting along with others, cooperation, leadership and increased self-esteem.

The 4-H Cloverbud Camp, open to youths in kindergarten through second grade, will be held June 12 and 13 at Camp Sabroske. The theme for the day camp is “Paws Claws Scales & Tails.” The camp fee is $40.

The 4-H Jr. Camp is open to youth in third through seventh grade and will be held June 23 – 27 at the Erie County 4-H Camp on Kelleys Island. The overnight camp features the theme, “Moooving Along at 4-H Camp!” The fee for the camp is $160.

Fundraising opportunities and scholarships are available.

Call Ohio State University Extension at 419-898-3631 or visit for http://ottawa.osu.edu/topics/4-h-youth-development/ottawa-county-4-h-camps for camp registration materials or more information.

Pharmacy tech training
The next Pharmacy Technician Training session offered by Lifelong Learning at Terra State Community College will begin June 2.

The non-credit course, which will meet 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Aug. 4, is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification exam. The fee is $899, which includes all books and materials.

To register or for more information, call Marsha Thiessen at 419-559-2464.


Senior expo planned
Terra State Community College will host its first Life Scholars Expo – “Pathways to a Better Life,” June 3 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Neely Conference and Hospitality Center on the Terra Campus, 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont. The free event will feature speakers and displays from area vendors. Keynote speaker Diana Waugh, certified dementia consultant with Waugh Consulting will present, “I’m Still in Here…Come Find Me – My Todays are a Blur, but My Yesterdays are My Strength.” Other presentations will address home health care, hospice and financial planning.

Admission is free; reservations are required and may be made by calling 419-559-2255.


Small business seminars
The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour “Small Business Basics,” designed to take confusion out of starting, buying or expanding a small business.

Entrepreneurs will learn the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.

The June schedule includes:
• June 4 – 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (conference room), 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

• June 25 – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Terra State Community College (Building A, Room 314), 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont.

To register or for more information, call Bill Auxter toll-free at 800-826-2431 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . There will not be sessions in July.


Bank “adopts” area schools
On May 7, GenoaBank helped more than 120 Genoa Elementary students experience hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) training at Imagination Station Toledo, thanks to the Adopt-a-School Program.

For the past two years, GenoaBank has supported Imagination Station’s Adopt-a-School program by providing designated funds for students in Genoa, Lake, Maumee, Northwood, Rossford and Woodmore school district. The program gives corporations and foundations a way of directly impacting the children in their community, according GenoaBank President/CEO Marty Sutter.

“We take pride knowing our contribution continues to impact multiple school districts, children and families where we have bank locations,” he said.

Teachers interested in applying for Adopt-a-School field trip access may apply online at www.imaginationstationtoledo.org/adopt-a-school. Funding will be awarded based on financial and academic needs of students, the educational goal of the proposed field trip and the availability of field trip funding within their district.


Backpack to the Future
As another school year comes to an end, many students are once again placing their backpacks in storage or are discarding them entirely in anticipation of buying next fall’s latest fashion trend.

Once again, Owens Community College Alumni Association is sponsoring the “Backpack to the Future” drive, which collects backpacks, along with school supplies, which will be donated to low-income students in Northwest Ohio when the next school year begins.

Throughout the summer, area residents are encouraged to donate new and gently used backpacks, along with new school supplies, including crayons, markers, glue, colored pencils, folders, tissues, etc. at the Owens Office of Alumni Relations on the Toledo-area campus.

Since establishing the program in 2004, the Owens Alumni Association has given 3,399 backpacks and 62,224 school supply items to benefit disadvantaged children throughout Northwest Ohio.

For more information or to make a donation, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7876 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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