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Pot plants found in field
After receiving a tip from a caller on Sept. 5, Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies and the county drug task force removed 37 marijuana plants that were growing in a corn field along Stange Road, about 0.3-mile off State Route 105 in Harris Township.

The estimated street value of the plants is $37,000.

Persons with information about who planted the marijuana are asked to call the sheriff’s department at 419 734-4404.

Training funds program
Local businesses can now take advantage of no-cost help from the Owens Community College Workforce and Community Services team in securing workforce training funds.

Owens will assist business that have selected Owens as their training provider in applying for and managing grants that the State of Ohio made available this month.

Services available to businesses from the Owens Workforce team include training needs assessment, training project budgeting and application tips.

“It is vital for businesses to have the tools required to maintain a talented workforce,” said Brian Paskvan, Ph.D., executive director, Workforce and Community Services. “Owens is proud to combine our expertise delivering great training with grant support services to make sure our region gets its share of funding.”

An informational session will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Owens Tracy Road Center, 2240 Tracy Rd., Northwood.

To learn more, visit or call 567-661-7357.

Commodore Perry lecture
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, portrayed by Jeremy Meier, will visit the Hayes Presidential Center during a one-man lecture/performance Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. Admission is free and open to all. The Hayes Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues in Fremont.

Meier, assistant professor of fine and performing arts at Owens Community College, was commissioned by the Ohio Humanities Council to develop and write a show based on Perry as part of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Titled “Oliver Hazard Perry: Hero of Lake Erie,” the 35-minute performance will relate the history of the Battle of Lake Erie as told by Perry himself. Meier will take questions from the audience following the lecture.

It took Meier nine months to research Perry, the Navy commander who is known for his victory over a British squadron during the Battle of Lake Erie. He then enlisted the help of colleague Nichole Newman, an adjunct professor in fine and performing arts at Owens, to design and create period clothing for his performances. Meier premiered his work during the 2013 Ohio Chautauqua Series.

Visit for more information.

Volunteers needed
The Red Cross is seeking volunteers to help with the Annual Red Kettle Campaign in the Oak Harbor and Genoa areas.

Each year, from the end of November through Christmas Eve, the Red Cross sets up a Red Kettle at the Oak Harbor Community Market and the Miller’s Market in Genoa. Volunteers are needed to open and close the kettles and recruit and confirm volunteers for their bell-ringing dates and, possibly to fill in where needed.

All funds raised in the annual Red Kettle Campaign goes back in to the community throughout the year by assisting those in need of financial assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities, medications and gas cards.

For more information or to volunteer, call Maureen M. Saponari, Salvation Army director at 419-732-ARMY.

Carvers show
The 31st Annual Maumee Bay Carvers Decoy Show will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor.

Decoys must be constructed of a practical material, individually handcrafted and painted. Machine-duplicated decoys will be disqualified.

For complete rules and more information, call Mary Warren at 419-898-0960, ext. 31 or email

Test-drive fundraiser
The 2nd Annual Drive One 4UR School fundraising event to benefit Oak Harbor High School will be held Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Tri Motor Sales, Inc., 1430 S. SR 19 in Oak Harbor.

The dealership will donate $50 for test drives taken during the designated hours. For more information, Call 419-898- The 2nd Annual Drive One 4UR School fundraising event to benefit Oak Harbor High School will be held Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Tri Motor Sales, Inc., 1430 S. SR 19 in Oak Harbor.

The dealership will donate $50 for test drives taken during the designated hours. For more information, Call 419-898- 2931 or email

Penta Cruise-In
The Automotive Technology programs at Penta Career Center are hosting a “Cruise-In” Car Show Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 5-8 p.m. on the Penta campus, located at 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg.

The cruise-in is open to all types of vehicles and motorcycles. Vehicle owners will be admitted free of charge with a donation of non-perishable food items to Perrysburg Township’s annual Operation Bread Basket drive. For more than 25 years, the Perrysburg Township Fire and Police departments have sponsored Operation Break Basket to assist families in the Perrysburg community.

The event will include music and door prizes such as car care kits, gift certificates and products from several Penta Career Center programs.

Awards will be presented in various categories including People’s Choice, Best Muscle Car, Best Street Rod, Best Truck, Best Custom, Superintendent’s Selection and Best Motorcycle. Food will be available for purchase from Deets BBQ. Tours of Penta’s Automotive Technology programs will also be available.

For more details, call 419-666-1120, ext. 1428.

Quilt show set
The Walbridge Centennial Committee will present a Quilt Show Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 109 N. Main St. (the former skating rink). The building is handicap-accessible.

More than 150 quilts will be on display at the show. No food or drink will be permitted in the venue. For more information, call 419-913-3719 or email

Homecoming dress sale
Owens Community College’s Raising Awareness Club is helping to ensure area high school girls are able to enjoy a special homecoming experience by hosting a homecoming dress sale Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Owens Student Health and Activities Center Atrium, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg.

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase dresses and accessories for minimal cost, ranging from $5-25 for dresses and 50 cents to $5 for accessories. A Mary Kay representative will also have products on display. Shopping mentors will be on hand to help shoppers. Additionally, Owens students will provide dress alterations free of charge during the event.

All proceeds raised from the event will be used to support future community outreach activities for the Raising Awareness Club.

For more information, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2569.



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