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TMACOG meeting
TMACOG members will meet for their annual business meeting and general assembly Jan. 29 at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg.

Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. Two workshops will be held at 3:45 p.m. The program will conclude with dinner, followed by a keynote panel discussion. All governmental and non-governmental TMACOG members are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in elections and caucus sessions. Interested business and community leaders are also welcome.

At the general assembly, workshops and a keynote panel will address regional educational resources and training workers for business.

The workshop topics include:

• “Back to School – Educational Resources for Regional Initiatives.” As colleges and universities establish areas of specialty – transportation, regional development, health care – businesses are increasingly able to partner with professional educators for the benefit of our entire community.

• “Adapting the New Workforce for the Global Economy.” In 2007, Schindler Elevator International was considering consolidating some facilities, and possibly closing or moving the research and manufacturing facility in Springfield Township. Regional cooperation kept the facility open and added jobs.The keynote panel will address the topic, “Building Business and Building Communities through Educational Partnerships.” Joint presenters will be Dr. David E. Nixon, president of Monroe County Community College; and Jeff Durham, division vice president, Whirlpool Corporation, Clyde Division.

The cost is $50 for members, $50 for non-members $90 and $30 for students. For more information, contact Greg Gettum at 419-241-9155, ext. 132 or at

Republican Club
The Northern Wood County Republican Club (NWCRC) will host Ryan Augsburger, vice president of legislative affairs for the Ohio Manufacturers Association as speaker at the January meeting, which will be held Jan. 26 at the Holiday Inn Express in Perrysburg.

Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the brief monthly meeting and featured speaker to follow beginning at 7:30 p.m. Augsburger will discuss key issues regarding jobs and the manufacturing economy facing the 128 General Assembly.  Beverages and snacks are available.

The club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, which is located at 10621 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. For more information, contact Jerry Bannister, NWCRC treasurer, at 419-874-5269 or via e-mail at or visit

Owens auditions
Owens Community College will hold auditions for the student production of “The Curate Shakespeare As You Like It” Jan. 26 and 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Studio Theatre, room 111. Callback auditions will be held Jan. 28.

Each individual is encouraged to prepare a monologue as part of the audition, or a monologue will be provided. Those who are musically included are invited to bring an instrument to the audition.

Production dates are April 16 to 19. Those wishing to audition must make an appointment. To do so, or to obtain more information, call 567-661-2798 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2798.

Board members sought
The Board of Lucas County Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the newly formed Toledo-Lucas County Commission on Disabilities, a 21-member commission comprised of a coalition of individuals with disabilities and community members interested in representing the disabled.

Applications are available from at the commissioners’ office at One Government Center in Toledo, by calling 419-213-4500 or at

`Daddy’s Girl’
Suffering from a case of cabin fever? Then come have some laughs and good food at CedarCreek’s presentation of “Daddy’s Girl” at the Perrysburg campus of the CedarCreek Church Feb. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m.

Seating is limited to 400.  Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets, which are $25 for the dinner and show, are available during any service at either the Perrysburg or Toledo campus of CedarCreek or by calling 419-661-8661.

 “Daddy’s Girl” tells the story of Bernard, a widower 25 years, whose dead wife enlists the help of an angel to get Bernard and his long-lost daughter back together.  The laughs and chaos begins when not one but two daughters show up.

Proceeds from the production will go toward the “Beyond Our Walls” campaign and specifically to Casa Hogar in Choluteca, Honduras.  

Magistrate sworn in
A ceremony was held Jan. 23  at the Ottawa County Courthouse for the swearing in of Lorrain Croy, the new magistrate for the Court of Common Pleas, General Division.

Croy has been an assistant prosecuting attorney for more than 13 years in Sandusky and Ottawa counties. A graduate of East Tennessee State University and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Mich., she and her husband Kelly reside in Oak Harbor with their four daughters.

Boating course
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (Flotilla 66 9CR) instructors will present a two-day boater safety class, “About Boating Safely (ABS),” Feb. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the auxiliary’s Woodville Mall offices, located in the Elder-Beerman concourse. The mall is located at 3725 Williston Rd., Northwood.

The classes are open those age 14 and older. A $35 registration fee will be collected at the start of class. Group and family discounts are available.

Successful completion of this course will earn participants a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary/Ohio Department of Natural Resources boater safety certificate and wallet card.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Call 419-698-4122 to register or obtain more information about this or other boater safety classes.





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