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College open house
Hondros College of Business opened a new Toledo location Nov. 1 at 6546 Weatherfield Court, Unit C, Suite 1, Maumee, Ohio 43537.

An open house will be held Nov. 19 from 4-7 p.m. for Hondros College of Business partners and members of the community. Refreshments will be served.

“We are so happy to have this new upgraded, very nice space which will allow us to offer more courses in the Toledo area to enhance our existing educational offerings in real estate, insurance and mortgage,” said Tina Lapp, the college’s president, adding that the school also now offers online continuing education for real estate in Michigan.


Stuff the Truck
Owens Community College and Goodwill of Northwest Ohio are attempting to “stuff the truck” with donations to support people with obstacles to employment.

Community members are invited to donate gently used items, which will be sold in Goodwill stores to raise money for employment training and job placement programs.

The collection will run Nov. 18-21 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Lot M at the college, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 567-661-2275.


Pie sale set
The Clay High School Culinary Arts class is holding its 16th Annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale.

Pie offerings include pumpkin, apple, chess and honey pecan. Pumpkin and apple crumb pies can be ordered fresh-baked or frozen and raw; honey pecan and Southern-chess will come fully baked. Pies will be available for pick up Nov. 26 after noon in the Golden Eagle Cafe, Room 162, unless other arrangements are made.

For order information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 419-693-0665, ext. 2162. The deadline for orders is Monday, Nov. 20 or until pies are sold out. A limited number of pies will be available.


Bridge repairs announced
State Representative Tim Brown (R-Bowling Green) has announced that, as part of an investment of $120 million to repair and replace more than 200 county and city-owned bridges over the next three years, five Wood County bridges will soon undergo construction.

Under the Ohio Bridge Partnership, work is expected to begin on the first 40 bridges next year, including bridges on Henry Wood County Line Road over Brush Creek; Mermill Road over Ditch 2172; Bradner Road over Hendy Ditch; Jerry City Road and Liberty High Road.

“These bridge construction projects are being made possible thanks to the partnership between the Ohio Department of Transportation and our local governments,” Rep. Brown said. “I’m pleased to see that five of the 40 bridges being worked on in the first round of construction are right here in Wood County. These bridges are an important part of keeping our economy flowing and getting residents where they need to be in a timely manner.”


Crash kills infant
A fatal crash in Troy Township Tuesday morning is being investigated by the Bowling Green post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Troopers said a Chevy Cobalt driven by Lori A. Massingill, 38, Ida, Michigan, was northbound on Fostoria Road, travelling at a high rate of speed when it struck a rail crossing and went air born before going off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle then went into a ditch, rolling twice.

The crossing is located south of State Route 163.

Two infants were in the back seat.

Massingill and the infants were transported to St. Vincent’s Medical Center. She is listed in fair condition and one infant was pronounced dead. The other infant was transported to the University of Michigan Medical Center and was listed in critical condition.

The names of the infants were not available as of Wednesday morning.

The Troy Township Fire Department and Promedica Air assisted. 

Charges are pending, according to the Highway Patrol.


Talk on Obamacare
State Representative Barbara Sears will talk about the Affordable Care Act and Ohio’s plans to administer it at the East Toledo Senior Center, 1001 White St., Thursday, Nov. 21 at 12:30 p.m. The talk is sponsored by the East Toledo Club.

Rep. Sears, a Republican, has acted against her party’s wishes and backed Governor John Kasich’s attempt to expand Medicaid to coincide with the Affordable Care Act. She introduced legislation to implement Medicaid reforms that will identify ways to lower costs, reduce uncompensated care, and extend coverage to Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens.

The public is invited. Call Jodi at 419-691-1429, ext 213.

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