The Press Newspaper
High school freshman Paul Cox III is planning to join the Marines after high school. Afterwards, he wants to work
in the maritime industry.
“I would love nothing more than to just be out on the water for weeks at a time and just be out on a boat. It’s just calming for me to be out on the water,” said Paul.
Paul lives in Oregon with his parents Paul II and Julie Cox. Like his older brother and younger sister, Paul III was home-schooled — until last year.
After looking into parochial and public schools, Paul and his family began researching charter high schools. Paul decided he wanted to attend The Maritime Academy of Toledo, a grade 5-12 nautical themed public school located on Water Street adjacent to the Maumee River near downtown.
Paul enrolled into the academy’s eighth grade class one year ago, and like other students there, he is referred to as a “cadet.”
Students can graduate with a high school diploma and earn a two-year college degree at the same time. Now that he is a freshman at TMAT, Paul is also taking post-secondary classes at Lourdes College.
Genoa Village Council will review the hiring ordinance once village staff, including Village Administrator Garth Reynolds, speaks to the contractor. They were expected to do so last Thursday.
Four bids were opened and one contractor was the low bidder, coming in around $102,000, Reynolds said. The engineer’s estimate was $109,500.
Reynolds, in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon, would not name the contractor until his administrative team had a chance to talk to the principals of the company.
“They are relatively new to this,” Reynolds said of repaving work. “What they primarily were before was a sealing company. We just want to sit down and talk and make sure we are all on the same page regarding what needs to be done.”
The project involves six streets across the western Ottawa County village and an alley.
An Elmore man faces five counts of felony charges after being arrested last week for offenses stemming from involving a minor in sexually oriented material.
Shaun Harder, 24, 19089 W. State Route 51, was arrested by Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday afternoon after being indicted by a county grand jury.
Law enforcement officials said the indictment comes after a nine-month investigation into allegations Harder engaged in “inappropriate overtures” to a minor by sending pornographic and explicit material to the alleged victim by computer and text messages.
Harder, who was fired in March from the Elmore Police Department, faces charges of:
• Two counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material or performance. A second degree felony.
• Two counts of disseminating matter harmful to a juvenile. A fifth degree felony.
• Tampering with evidence. A fifth degree felony.
Can a small high school, located in an equally small town actually win a national contest for $500,000? You betcha!
In what could only be described as a meteoric rise to the top, Lake High School went from 21st place to first during the final hours of the Kohl’s Cares Contest.
Once the final validations are in, Lake will be the recipient of the much-needed donation which will help with the school‘s rebuilding efforts. Announced in August, Kohl’s, in celebration of Kohl's Cares® 10th anniversary, is donating $500,000 to 20 schools, for a total of $10 million.
Kohl's Cares® is the company’s philanthropic program that supports children’s health and education.
Votes for schools from across the country were garnered through the company’s Facebook page. Each person was given 20 votes to cast for schools he or she supports. Each person was allowed to cast up to five votes per school. The contest, which brought in 10 million votes, ended at 11:59 p.m. (CDT) Friday, Sept. 3.
According to Elizabeth Urbanowski, a Lake graduate, entering her school into the contest was the easy part. Fighting to get the word out about Lake and its needs turned out to be a 12-hour-a-day job.
From her El Paso, Tex., home, Urbanowski set out on a media and public relations blitz using YouTube as well as various social networking sites.
No results found.