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Free small business basics seminars offered in March
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 March schedule includes:
• March 3 – 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (conference room), 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.
• March 24 – 4:30-6:30 p.m., Terra 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 Community College toll-free 800-826-2431 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ACT prep offered
Owens Community College will offer an ACT prep course, “Building Confidence with ACT Prep,” Monday evenings March 1 through 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 107 at the college’s Arrowhead Park Learning Center, located on Indian Wood Circle in Maumee.


Joe and Josephine Fan might not understand the value of what Stephanie


Kara Harmon works on the leg of
basketball player, Joey Newland.
(Photo by Harold Hamilton/

Hankish and Kara Harmon do for Genoa High School, but you can bet the Comets’ athletes and coaches do.

Hankish and Harmon, both seniors, are training aides for the football and boys basketball programs.

“The amount of time they put in is actually more time than our players spend at school,” Genoa boys basketball coach Jeff Overmyer said.

Overmyer, in his 10th season, is a big fan of what the trainers bring to the table with their dedication and work ethic. As training aides, Hankish and Harmon do not get paid or earn school credits.

Both girls report directly to Genoa Athletic Director Mike Thomas and the school’s athletic trainer, Darci Thompson, who is contracted to work with Genoa’s athletes through Bay Park Community Hospital in Oregon.

“Our head athletic trainer is not always at our practices because she only works so many hours a week, so our aides are always at our practices,” Overmyer said. “They take care of the training needs of our players. They put in an inordinate amount of time and they don’t get a lot of recognition for what they do. They are there early and they stay late. On game days, they’re there for the freshman game until the end of the varsity game.”


Owens Foundation awards $111,000 in scholarships
Owens Community College Foundation has awarded more than $111,000 in scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year to students for their outstanding achievements.

Scholarship recipients included:
• Julie Rowe, of Oregon –Chuck Holsclaw Memorial Scholarship, $1,000.
• Megan Cantu, of Oregon – Owens Community College Bookstore Scholarship, $500.
• Gina Cipolla, of Oregon; Jennifer Nelson, of Oregon; Penny Patterson, of Pemberville – UPS Scholarship, $500.
• Shelby Broka, of Oregon – Matthew D. Winckowski Scholarship, $500.
• Kyle Simok, of Northwood – Jones-Hamilton Co. Scholarship, $900.
• Julianne Hansen, of Northwood – Perrysburg Rotary STRIVE Scholarship, $1,000.
• Renee Hires, of Northwood ¬¬– President Daniel H. Brown Scholarship, $950.
• Lauren Murtaugh, of Graytown – Owens Community College Foundation Scholarship, $500.
• David Sims, of Millbury – Fred C. Heck Scholarship from the American Society for Industrial Security International, Toledo Chapter, $500; Detective Keith Dressel Memorial Scholarship, $500.
• Penny Patterson, of Pemberville – Bill Buck Memorial Scholarship, $376.
• Zachary Welling, of Pemberville – John Deere Scholarship, $900.
• Charlene Black, of Pemberville, and Olivia Duty, of Woodville – Owens Community College Foundation Honors Scholarship, $500.
• Brandy Campbell, of Walbridge; Megan Cantu, of Oregon – Toledo Community Foundation - George and Luella Shoemaker Fund, $500.
• Post-Secondary Option Book Scholarships – Danielle Bockbrader, of Walbridge; Kaitlin Herrick, of Luckey; Tyler Hoodlebrink, of Pemberville; Samantha Muntz, of Genoa; Breann Pfouts, of Walbridge; Kyle Simok, of Northwood; $400.


Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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