The Press Newspaper

Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

Education

Metro-area students earn academic honors
Several local students have earned academic honors at their chosen colleges and universities. They include:

Ohio University: Monika Appelhans, of Curtice; Audra Smith, of Oregon.

Ohio State University: James Gallaher, Larry Koren, Shannon Smith and Brenda Urias, of Toledo; Shannon Brewer, Josh Boos, Chelsea Gilbert, Meredith Gilbert, Katherine Glesser, Alan Scheanwald and Thomas Scheanwald, of Curtice; Kevin Nash, of Northwood;

Alexander Aossey, Corey Balogh, Alexander Cherry, Bradley Coy, Khaled Elwardany, Sarah Gale, Elizabeth Johnson, Andrew Knopp, Brian Laster, Rachel Martinez, Blake Powell, Taylor Schmaltz, Zachary Stewart, Robert Sutphin and Jamie Takacs, of Oregon;

Terra Community College: Jacob Land, of Northwood.


Honor society Inducts members
Several metro-area students at Owens Community College were recently recognized for their academic excellence and leadership within the community, earning membership into the Gamma Zeta Chapter of the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society.

Read more...

The Alpha Omega Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society student inductees for the 2009 fall semester at Owens Community College included Lorenzo Carrion-Bistolf and Janette Gargac, of Northwood; Renee Kromenacker and Mark Webner of Oregon; Alys Vollmar of Curtice; Mark Fosgate, of Elmore; Carol Doll, Chad Fairbanks and Stefan Bradstreet, of Stony Ridge;  and Nicholas Ragan, of Woodville.

The 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 promotes four standard hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.

Selection is based upon achieving a minimum 3.5 grade point average and exemplifying academic excellence, as determined by faculty.


Academic honors
Several local students have earned academic honors at their chosen colleges and universities. They include:

Defiance College: Gene Snyder, of Elmore.

Read more...

When a “snack attack” strikes at school, students all too often turn to vending

pic-healthsnack

machines, lured by the quick pick-me-up offered by the candy bars, potato chips and other less-than-healthy options.

A Curtice-based company is offering a line of vending machines designed to offer wholesome alternatives to sodas and junk food.

Andrew, Kelley and Jessica Howard, started Healthy Vending LLC last February. The trio – brothers Andrew and Kelley and Jessica, who is Kelley’s wife – are not new business partners – they have owned Howard Lawn & Landscaping for about 10 years.

“The thing is, landscaping is a seasonal business in our area, so we were looking for another venture that would give us income in the winter time,” Jessica said.

Read more...

Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
1364111888 [{"id":"10","title":"No, I'm not sure they're legitimate.","votes":"29","pct":64.44,"type":"x","order":"1","resources":[]},{"id":"11","title":"No, I'm afraid they will use it for drugs.","votes":"10","pct":22.22,"type":"x","order":"2","resources":[]},{"id":"12","title":"Yes, I feel good about helping someone down on their luck.","votes":"5","pct":11.11,"type":"x","order":"3","resources":[]},{"id":"13","title":"Yes, we could all end up like that.","votes":"1","pct":2.22,"type":"x","order":"4","resources":[]}] ["#194e84","#3b6b9c","#1f242a","#37414a","#60bb22","#f2babb"] sbar 160 160 /communitypolls/vote/1-root.html?Itemid=180&id=5 No answer selected. Please try again. Thank you for your vote. Answers Votes ...