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Home Weekly Features News Briefs Week of 11/19/12
Week of 11/19/12
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 15 November 2012 15:33

Instant Admission Days
Terra State Community College will host a series of Instant Admission Days for prospective new and transfer students.  

Instant Admission dates include Nov. 27, 28 and 29; Dec. 17 and 18, and Jan. 8 and 9.

“We are taking some of the pain out of the process of applying to college with Instant Admission Days,” said Heath Martin, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. “We can eliminate the wait, and students leave that day with a clear idea of what steps they need to take to get a course schedule.”

Those attending should bring official high school or college transcripts. For more information, call 419-559-2349 or visit the college’s website at www.terra.edu.


“The Ladies Man”
Genoa High School will present, “The Ladies Man,” Nov. 16, 17 and 18 in the high school auditorium.

Set in early 20th century France, “The Ladies Man” is a comedy about mistaken identities, fictitious affairs and farcical misunderstandings.

Curtain time is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults and may be purchased at the door or in advance in the middle school library.


Tax volunteers needed
United Way of Greater Toledo is seeking volunteers to help with free tax preparation for working families and individuals. Prior tax preparation experience is not necessary.

One of the main goals of the tax preparation service is to help low-to-middle-income working families or individuals claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), as well as other tax credits, which put federal tax refund dollars back into the pockets of residents and subsequently, the local economy.

“It is our pleasure to offer this no-strings-attached free tax preparation service to the community,” said Jane Moore, interim president & CEO of United Way. “We want to help our neighbors become more financially stable, and this is one of the steps along the path.”

United Way provides training for all volunteers, and time commitments are flexible.

The Free Tax Preparation Program is made possible each year through a local coalition including United Way of Greater Toledo, Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz, Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak, local banks, and more than 30 tax preparation site partners.

This year, the free service is also available in Wood and Ottawa counties and will expand to Perrysburg, Rossford, Oregon, Sylvania, Holland, Bowling Green, Port Clinton, and throughout Toledo.

To sign up to volunteer or to learn more, call 2-1-1 or visit unitedwaytoledo.org/taxprep.


Christmas dinner & dance
The Teutonia Mannerchor and Damenchor of Toledo will ring in the Christmas season with dinner, song and dance Dec. 8 in the Chalet at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon.

The Holzhacker Schuhplattler Gruppe will prepare a meal consisting of chicken breast with gravy, potatoes a la Holzhacker, salad, rolls, dessert and beverage. The Bowsher High School German Club will provide table service.  

Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing to The Encore. A cash bar will be available.

Non-refundable tickets are $24 for dinner, concert and dancing and $13 for concert and dancing only. No door sales on the night of the concert

To make reservations, contact Nancy Waters, chairperson at 419-290-3229 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Crash investigated
Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a three-vehicle accident that left a Perrysburg man dead and another man injured.

According to police, David Gartz, 53, and Paul LeCompte, 45, both of Perrysburg were riding their motorcycles side by side on southbound SR 65 east of Forst Road in Middleton Township when a northbound car driven by Noel Clifton, 21, of Toledo failed to yield as it tried to turn left into a driveway.

Gartz was pronounced dead at the scene. LeCompte was treated at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. Clifton, who was wearing her seat belt, was not injured. Neither Gartz nor LeCompte were wearing helmets.


Veterans Bonus deadline
The deadline is approaching for the Ohio Veterans Bonus, which is available to veterans who served more than 90 days active duty during the Persian Gulf War and the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Payment may be received for active duty service anywhere in the world during these periods, but is higher for veterans who served in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan or Iraq.

To be eligible, veterans must have been Ohio residents at the time of their entry into the service and must be current residents of the state. The bonus pays $100 a month to veterans who served in the Persian Gulf theater or in Afghanistan or Iraq, up to a maximum of $1,000. For veterans who served elsewhere, the payment is $50 a month up to a $500 maximum.

Veterans medically discharged as a result of combat service may receive $1,000, regardless of how much time they spent in combat, plus up to $500 for months of service elsewhere. Family members of those killed in action or who died from a disease as a result of in-theater service may receive a bonus of $5,000 plus whatever the service member was eligible for, up to a total of $6,500.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2013 for veterans who served in the Persian Gulf and Dec. 31, 2014 for those who served in Iraq. The deadline has not been set for veterans who served in Afghanistan.

To apply for the Ohio Veterans Bonus, contact the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office at 1-800-610-8872 or visit the office at 8444 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

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