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Student-produced PSA to air on local cable channels
Lights, camera, action!

The Oregon Community and Family Coalition has announced the completion of a public service announcement (PSA) made by the winners of their Oregon’s Next Top Director Contest.

Contest winners include Clay High School students Kelli Patay, Molly Kissling and Adam Mihalko. The  three students worked with Phil Mariasy of Allied Media, who donated his time to produce a 30-second commercial entitled “Consider This,” which concentrates on the consequences of underage drinking.

Through the generosity of ProMedica Health System, the commercials will air in 150 spots on Buckeye CableSystem over the next four weeks. They can be seen on BCSN, E!, Comedy Central and ABC Family. The PSA can also be viewed on OCFC’s Web site at

The project was sponsored by ProMedica Health System, Allied Media, Buckeye CableSystem, and the Ad Club of Toledo.

The mission of Oregon Community and Family Coalition is to reduce substance abuse among youth, promote positive choices, and strengthen families. For more information, visit


Healthy baby, healthy family
To help expectant and new parents prepare for parenthood, the Tobacco Treatment Center at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee will host a Healthy Baby, Healthy Family series.

The free lecture series will provide information about a wide range of health topics, including fertility, pregnancy, life balance, relationships, nutrition and vaccinations. 

“Baby-proofing Your Relationship,” will be held June 17 at 7 p.m. in the hospital auditorium, 5901 Monclova Rd. A panel of experts in family medicine and psychology will discuss the problems and rewards couples encounter when children are added to their relationship. Drawings will be held for his-and-her massages and a date night (dinner and a movie) package.

On July 7 at 7 p.m., parents will visit the Diabetes Care Center at St. Luke’s Hospital to learn how to stretch food dollars while still providing tasty, nutritious kid-friendly foods at “Feeding Your Growing Family.” The series ends Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. with “Be Wise. Immunize.”

Call 419-897-8484 or visit and click on “community health programs” to register.

Tai Chi for beginners
Tai Chi for Health, Taoist Tai Chi Beginner Classes will be offered July 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the community room at Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 N. Wheeling St.

Participants will learn Tai Chi, a gentle exercise promoting flexibility, balance and relaxation. All adults are welcome. For more information, call 419-537-0131.

Skin Cancer Screenings
Magruder Hospital is scheduling skin cancer screenings for the public June 8, 9, 11, 12 and 16. The screenings, which only take a few minutes to perform, will be conducted at no charge.

Following the screening, a written report will be given to the patient to present to his/her own physician for confirmation of the findings and subsequent follow-up as needed.

Space is limited so appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 419-734-3131, ext. 3505.

Vessel Safety Checks still free
Before hitting the water for the first time or once again, the Coast Guard Auxiliary urges boaters to make sure they have the required safety equipment and that it is in working order by taking advantage of a free Vessel Safety Check.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary has been conducting free Vessel Safety Checks since 1947. Unaffected by recession or inflation they were free then and still free today.

Vessel Safety Checks  are conducted by qualified members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and are the best way of learning about problems that might be a violation of state or federal laws and provide the boating public with additional safety tips that could possibly mitigate or eliminate preventable danger on the water.

To find a Vessel Examiner, visit or call the local Flotilla Vessel Exam Staff Officer, Carl Schuh at 419-849-3491 or e-mail

Vessel Safety Checks can be conducted on any type of watercraft from boats, personal watercraft, to kayaks. There are no penalties associated with not passing. Those who pass will be able to display this year's Vessel Safety Check decal on their boat. For more information about boating safety, visit




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