Drivers’ Career Night
AAA Northwest Ohio will hold a Career Night to highlight fleet driver opportunities Thursday, June 5 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the agency’s main office, 7150 W. Central Ave., Toledo.
Fleet managers will be on hand to meet candidates. There will also be live demonstrations of towing techniques. Reserved seating is available to the first 40 candidates. Call 419-843-1206.
Attendees should bring two valid forms of ID and a résumé. To be considered, candidates must meet qualifications, which include having a clean and verifiable driving record, six months of verifiable work history in the past 12 months and being able to pass a DOT physical and drug screen.
The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is conducting a fundraiser to support the annual Independence Day Celebration.
Through Independence Day, the chamber is selling patriotic stars, available at local businesses for $1, $5 or $10. Purchasers can write their names on the stars to show their support. The stars will be displayed at the business locations.
Everyone who purchases a $10 star will be entered into a drawing for VIP seating during the fireworks show. Five winners, who will each receive four VIP seats, will be drawn June 30.
All funds collected will go toward the 2014 fireworks show. Direct donations may also be made at the chamber office at 161 W. Water St., Oak Harbor.
For more information, call 419-898-0479.
Survey volunteers needed
Volunteers are being sought for the next round of Lucas County Land Bank, East Toledo Housing Surveys.
Every parcel in East Toledo will be surveyed through the Lucas County Land Bank project. Volunteers are needed to conduct quick, visual surveys by using any IOS- or Android-operated smartphone or tablet (Land Bank has tablets for volunteers to use while conducting survey). It is a quick, visual survey that is very easy.
Survey dates will be May 31, June 14 and June 21 from 9 a.m.-noon. Volunteers will meet at the Weber Building at Front and Main streets in East Toledo.
To help with the surveys or to learn more about the survey process, call 419-691-1429 ext. 213.
Searching Ohio roots
Even those who did not grow up in Ohio likely have family roots that extend into the Buckeye State. The Hayes Presidential Center will offer a class designed to help participants find Ohio ancestors, Saturday, June 7 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Hayes Research Library.
Head Librarian Becky Hill will instruct the class, which is sponsored by RootsMagic Inc. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students through high school. Pre-registration is required. Call 419-332-2081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. The Hayes Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont.
The Hayes Research Library houses one of the area’s most comprehensive collections of genealogy resource materials. Knowledgeable staff always is on hand to help with questions and advice. Library hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
All area women are invited to attend the “Hats Off to You” luncheon and program being sponsored by Toledo East Women’s Connection June 12 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon buffet. Hats and apparel will be featured, along with music by Terri Sevinsky, from Garfield Heights, who will also share, “Optimistic Pessimist.”
The price is $10.50, all inclusive. For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611 or Marilyn at 419-666-1633.
Bill to help veterans
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D – Cleveland) has introduced a bill that aims to make it easier for veterans with war-related injuries to claim benefits.
Brown made the announcement Wednesday during a stop in Northwood at VFW Post 2984.
He said the Significant Event Tracker Act would ensure that unit commanders document events the service members are exposed to which could later be connected to post traumatic stress, mild traumatic brain injuries or other injuries.
The defense department would then furnish the event entries to the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure treatment and faster processing of claims.
While the defense department currently records and reports significant events for every military unit, the events are not transferred to the files of individual members of that unit, Brown said.
“When veterans seek claims for war-related injuries like post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury, the burden for establishing the connection should be on the Department of Defense, not on the veteran,” Brown said.
He is a member of the Senate Veteran Affairs Committee.