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Kalen Marion, of Northwood, and Andy Ward, of Findlay, each will attend Owens Community College


Owens Toledo-area Campus
"Tuition is Right" winner Kalen
Marion of Northwood (center)
with with Pyke (left) and Rick.

 tuition-free in 2010-11 after winning the “Tuition is Right” free tuition contest hosted by Owens and Clear Channel Radio’s 92.5 Kiss FM, 104.7 WIOT, 101.5 The River and 103.7 CKY.

Olivia Welch of Perrysburg and Tiffany Snowden of Fostoria finished as runners-up in the contest and won a semester of free tuition each.

At the Toledo-area Campus finals, Marion, 20, won the reverse raffle from among 136 qualifiers in attendance. The 2008 Lake High School graduate plans to enroll in the physical therapist assistant program after attending Barry University in Miami, Fla., last year.


With a new statewide safety analysis showing an average of 10 crashes involving buses each school day, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is asking drivers to remember ABC - Always Be Cautious - during this back-to-school season.

With many school districts across the state resuming classes, school buses and parents driving their children to school are also returning to Ohio’s roadways.

A recent analysis by ODOT’s safety experts revealed 1,856 crashes involving school buses last year. With most schools in session 182 days, that averages roughly 10 crashes involving a bus each school day.

During the 2009-2010 school year, bus-related crashes led to 760 injuries and three fatalities.

There were also an equally alarming number of non-bus crashes in designated school zones, with 283 total crashes across the state. Those accidents - often involving cars running into each other or fixed objects - resulted in 103 injuries.


As the school year approaches, it is not just the under-20 crowd who are buying notebooks and filling backpacks. Non-traditional students – that is people considered outside of the typical college age or structure, are heading back to school in increasing numbers. Baby boomers represent nearly 20 percent of all students in higher education over the past decade. According to the University Continuing Education Association, older adults comprise nearly 57 percent of all students at four-year public institutions, and 50 percent at private colleges.

Taking courses, either for a degree or just for the fun of it, can help stimulate your mind and keep you active. As the old saying goes - use it or lose it. Studies have shown that people of any age who keep their minds engaged in active education live longer and delay memory loss and lethargy.

Faced with an ever-changing job market, older workers are returning to school to succeed in their fields and to begin new careers. Taking a class offers an opportunity to learn a new skill or trade, or build on skills an individual already has. Classes also help older adults meet people who share their interests and give them an interest that they can share with family and friends. Most of all, going back to school gives seniors a feeling of accomplishment.


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