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Terra offers 8-week term
Even though fall semester is well underway at Terra State Community College, it’s not too late to attend classes this year.

Terra is offering an eight-week term that begins on Oct. 17, and there are still a few openings in computer, English, technical writing, math and speech courses, as well as technical courses like blueprint reading and welding.

For more information, call the Admissions Office at 419-559-2349.


Clothing swap rescheduled
The “Swap-It-Up” clothing swap event scheduled for Oct. 2 at Owens Community College has been rescheduled to Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center.

The daylong event is free and open to the public. Those attending are invited to bring gently-used folded men’s and women’s clothing in all sizes. Items with visible stains, holes, broken zippers and missing buttons will not be accepted.

For each item donated, individuals will be given a ticket voucher, good for one clothing item. Any items not claimed during the clothing swap event will be donated to Cherry Street Mission Ministries.

For more information, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2994.


Safari park discounts
African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton is offering a discounted admission rate to any guest who brings one can of dog food or two cans of cat food.

Each guest will receive $4 off one regular admission price with their donation. The offer is valid Monday through Thursday through Oct. 31.

Pet food collected will be donated to the Ottawa County Humane Society. African Safari Wildlife Park is located at 267 South Lightner Rd.


Fall Harvest Sale
Penta Career Center’s Floral Design & Greenhouse Production program and the Landscape & Turfgrass Management program, will sponsor a Fall Harvest Sale Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside and outside of the Petal & Plants retail store near the on-campus greenhouse. Penta is located at 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg Township.

Pumpkins, corn stalks, mums, fall arrangements, Halloween and fall décor, gifts, trees and shrubs will be available to purchase. In addition, homemade apple butter, which will be made on site, will be available for purchase.

For more information, call 419-661-6344.


Eastwood One Acts
The Eastwood High School Music/Drama Organization will present an evening of one act plays Oct. 11 and 13 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Historic Pemberville Opera House.

The performance will include of a staging of Mark Twain’s satire, “The Diary of Adam and Eve” and the farce “The Real Inspector Hound” by Tom Stoppard.

Tickets are $7 and are available in the main office of the high school and at the door a half hour before the performance.

For more information, contact Scott Regan at 419-352-3257 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Key Club offering Fall cleaning help
The Eastwood Key Club is offering free yard clean-ups for any Eastwood school district resident with a need for these services this fall.

Students will rake leaves and do any other light work requested. Donations will be accepted, but are not expected. To schedule a yard for cleanup for Oct. 20, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message with contact information at the high school office at 419-833-3611.


Oregon Schools forums
Oregon City Schools will continue the series of community forums to discuss the possible reconfiguration of grades five through eight throughout the district.

Meetings will be held Oct. 8 at Eisenhower Middle School; Oct. 11 at Fassett Middle School; Oct. 15 at Starr Elementary School and Oct. 24 at Clay High School. Forums will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the library at Clay High School. Forums will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the library at each building.

Superintendent Dr. Michael E. Zalar will share information gathered regarding the district’s current academic performance and solicit input on whether a reconfiguration of grades five to eight would help improve student achievement and is in the best interest of the district.

“There is no one-size-fits-all-model when it comes to organizing a school district,” Dr. Zalar said. “The model we have in Oregon has been in existence for many decades and produced average results in the middle grade levels, If we are serious about improving student achievement, then all options must be on the table – including looking at the way our school buildings are organized.”


Fatal crash investigated
The Ohio State Highway Patrol Toledo Post is currently investigating a fatal crash involving a single vehicle and a pedestrian that occurred Tuesday morning at 6:26 a.m. Central Avenue near Hasty Road in Sylvania Township.

According to patrol reports, Kristine M. Chudey, 22, of Oregon was driving a 2003 Honda Accord eastbound on Central Avenue when she struck Donald Pack, 83, of Toledo, who was walking southbound across Central Avenue.

Pack, who was wearing dark clothing and a red safety light, was treated by Lucas County Life Squad and transported to Toledo Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Chudey who was wearing her seatbelt was not injured and declined treatment.

According to Patrol reports, alcohol and drug use do not appear to be a factor in the crash, however, reduced visibility from moderate rain combined with dark clothing were contributing factors.


Home energy workshops
Owens Community College has been selected by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to receive a $4,314 environmental education grant to help area residents enhance home energy efficiency through free educational workshops.

The workshops, offered in collaboration with United North and the East Toledo Family Center, will be offered locally Oct. 23 and Oct. 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave. in Toledo. Space is limited. Registration is required.

The seminar, titled “Upgrading Your Home’s Energy Efficiency,” will offer techniques for lowering home energy costs through environmentally conscience activities. The four-hour, hands-on workshops, taught by Owens instructors, will provide insight into such topics as energy audits, prioritization of energy loses, insulation, sealing air leaks, heating and cooling systems, duct sealing, windows and lighting from an energy efficiency perspective.

Class participants will have the opportunity to participate in caulking and sealing and heat shrink window installation exercises, among many other hands-on activities. Attendees will also receive home energy savings kits for use in their own home.

For more information, or to register for a seminar, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7357.


Special Honor Flight
Thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous donor, Honor Flight Northwest Ohio has scheduled a special flight for veterans of the Vietnam War set to take off Oct. 23.

Approximately 150 veterans will be treated to “the trip of the lifetime” on the “Vietnam Veterans Honor Flight.”

Honor Flight Northwest Ohio’s final regularly scheduled flight for 2012 took place Sept. 26, 2012. However, the family of a deceased World War II veteran approached Honor Flight President Lee Armstrong and expressed a wish to “pay tribute to those who served during the Vietnam War and to honor his son, who passed away much too young.”

“Our board decided to honor the World War II veteran, his son and his surviving family members by organizing a special Honor Flight,” Armstrong said.

Vietnam veterans will be selected for the Oct. 23 flight based on their date of application. Some have been on the waiting list since 2008. No family members will be permitted on the flight, and specially selected “guides” will accompany the veterans.

For more information about Honor Flight Northwest Ohio, visit www.honorflightnwo.org.


Board office closed
The Ottawa County Board of Elections Office, located at 8444 W. SR 163, Suite 101, Oak Harbor, will be closed Oct. 8 in observance of Columbus Day.

For more information, call 419-898-3071.


Grant awarded
The Board of Trustees of the Toledo Community Foundation has approved a $6,050 grant to the East Toledo Senior Activities Center.

Funds will be used to provide free programming for seniors, including evening meals, classes and a volunteer breakfast.

For more information about the Toledo Community Foundation, visit www.toledocf.org. For more information about the East Toledo Senior Activities Center, call 419-691-2254.

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