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Reunion planned
The annual Friends and Family of the Neighborhood House Reunion will be held Tuesday, June 18 at the Millbury Firemen’s Hall, located at 28410 Oak St., Millbury.

The 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented to Michael Almaguer, Nick Caputo, Gene LaHote, John Veronie and Chris Zervos at the reunion. In addition, Larry Michaels will give a short presentation on East Side History.

Tickets are $20 per person. For more information or for tickets, call Tracy Garufos at 419-691-1429.

Click It or Ticket
The 2013 Click It or Ticket National Seat Belt Campaign will be conducted May 20 through June 2. The annual campaign is intended to bring awareness to all drivers and passengers that seat belts save lives.

“Motorists are 75 percent less likely to be killed in a rollover crash if they are buckled up,” said Gwen Neundorfer, Traffic Safety Program Coordinator. “The worst possible scenario is to be thrown from your vehicle because you weren’t wearing your seat belt. Wearing your seat belt is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.”

In 2012 in Lucas County, there were 34 fatal crashes with 35 fatalities. In the 20 fatal crashes where seat belts were available (excludes pedestrian, motorcycle and bicycle fatalities), only three people were buckled up at the time of their crash.

Seat belt surveys were conducted by retired Highway Patrol Troopers in April, June and September 2012. The average of these three surveys at the six sites within Lucas County show seat belt usage at these locations to be as follows:

• I-75 at Suder Avenue – 64.3 percent;

• I-280 at Navarre Avenue – 68.9 percent;

• Airport Highway at Bronx Drive – 71.3 percent;

• West Central Avenue at N. McCord Road – 79.2 percent;

• Birchwood Avenue at Schneider Road – 74.4 percent;

• Spring Meadows Drive at Airport Highway – 85.4 percent.

Law enforcement agencies in Lucas County will also joining hundreds of law enforcement officials, highway safety representatives and safety advocates nationwide who have vowed support of the annual mobilization.

“Local motorists should be prepared for stepped up Click It or Ticket activities that will take place around the clock. If law enforcement finds you on the road unbuckled anytime or anywhere, you can expect to get a ticket — not a warning. No excuses and no exceptions,” said Det. Mark Woodruff, of the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office and coordinator of the Lucas County OVI Task Force.


Borellis to speak
The Northwest Ohio Conservative Coalition will host speakers Deneen and Tom Borrelli at a dinner Tuesday May 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Banquet Hall, 802 N. Superior St., Toledo.

Deneen Borelli, a nationally known African American conservative commentator, is the author of “Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation,” and the Director of Outreach with FreedomWorks, a grassroots organization that educates, trains and mobilizes volunteer activists to fight for limited government. 

Ms. Borelli is a contributor with Fox News and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Fox and Friends” and “Your World with Neil Cavuto.” She is also a frequent guest on Glenn Beck’s “GBTV.”

Tickets for the dinner are available online at the NW Ohio Conservative Coalition website www.nwohiocc.com.  Individual tickets are $35 and a table of 10 is available for $320.

For more information on this event, contact Linda Bowyer 419-276-0664.


Power Boating course
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft is offering a new Power Boating Basics Course designed to provide novice and untrained boaters the basic skills needed to properly and safely operate a power boat.

The eight-hour course will be held June 6 and 7 from 4-8 p.m. at Cullen Park, 4526 N. Summit St. Toledo. Class size is limited. The course fee is $47. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and be able to show proof of completion of a boater safety education course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.

Participants will get hands-on training from certified instructors on how to properly launch and retrieve a boat, basic boat docking procedures and basic open water power boat operations.

Other course topics include:
• Proper on/off trailer launching and retrieval of a boat at a boat launch ramp;

• On-water approach and departure from a dock procedures;

• Man overboard drill and how to rescue a person in the water;

• Mooring and knot-tying techniques;

• Proper anchoring procedures;

• On-water power boat operating basics.

For more information, visit watercraft.ohiodnr.gov. To register for the course, call 419-836-6003.


Concert rescheduled
Due to the colder temperatures forecast for Sunday, May 12, the “Tuning Up For Food” Mother’s Day concert scheduled to be held at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds was postponed. The concert has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 19.

According to promoter, Billy Lee, said the May 19 concert will still offer the same line-up of entertainers, including 2011 “Fremont's Got Talent” winner Lori Willey; ReWire Media recording artist and Nashville singer-songwriter The Christian Kaser Band and Nashville Recording artist Connor Rose and the Connor Rose Show. Lee said additional entertainment may also be added to the rescheduled show. The concert will start at 1 p.m. on the Log Cabin stage inside the Sandusky County Fairgrounds

For more concert or food drive information, visit Tuning Up For Food Concerts on Facebook or contact Lee at 419-307-3123 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Penta STEM Camp
Students currently enrolled in grades seven through nine who reside within one of the 16 school districts served by Penta Career Center are invited to register for the 2013 STEM Summer Camp.

The camp will be held June 10-14 from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Penta Career Center campus, 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg. Cost for the camp is $25. Students interested in exploring careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are encouraged to register.

Students will participate in a variety of hands-on activities in the areas of Construction Carpentry, Green Energy Management, Food Science, Manufacturing Technology, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students will participate in a different program area each day. All activities are designed to increase students’ understanding of how science, technology, engineering and math skills are used in a variety of career fields.

To register for the camp, students can obtain an application from their school counselor; contact Penta Career Center at 419-666-1120 or download an application at www.pentacareercenter.org.

STEM Camp is offered to students in Penta’s member school districts which include Eastwood, Genoa, Lake, Northwood, Oak Harbor and Woodmore. For more information, contact Kristie Reighard, STEM Camp Coordinator at 419-666-1120, ext. 3118 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 
80th Flag raising
Captain Yaghnam will speak at the 80th Annual Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony sponsored by the East Toledo Club.

The ceremony will be held at the Christ Dunberger Post, located at Pickle and Wynn Roads in Oregon. The Honor Guard will present the colors on Monday, May 27 at 7:30 a.m. followed by a breakfast. The public is invited.

RSVP to Jodi Gross at 419-691-1429 ext 213.

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