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Partnership meeting
Paul Roman, public service director for the City of Oregon, is scheduled to speak at the Dec. 13 meeting of the Duck and Otter Creek Partnership.

The meeting, which will start at 1:30 p.m., will be held at the Oregon branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 3340 Dustin Rd.

Roman will discuss a city project involving Wheeling Street as it crosses Otter Creek.

An update of a wetland project at the Lutheran Home will be presented by Sue Horvath.
 

Flu clinic scheduled
The Ottawa County Health Department will hold a Christmas Break Flu Clinic Dec. 30 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The health department is located at 1856 E. Perry St., Port Clinton.

Vaccines will be distributed by appointment. The cost is $22. The health department will bill Medicaid and Medicare for individuals who bring their current card to their appointment.

Call 800-788-8803 for more information.


Children’s Christmas Program
The students of Ottawa County Christian Academy will present a Christmas play entitled “The Gift” Friday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. OCCA is a private, non-chartered Baptist school located at 325 S. Toussaint-Portage Rd., Oak Harbor.

The play, which is free and open to the community, will explain the true meaning of the season through humor, drama and traditional Christmas music.


Instant Admission Days
Terra State Community College will host a series of Instant Admission Days for new and returning students Dec. 18 and 19 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., and Dec. 20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

“We encourage anyone planning to attend classes in January to get all of their paperwork completed now so they don’t have that hanging over them during the holidays,” said Kristen Taylor, Director of Admissions.

Students will be able to complete the application process and placement testing and speak with advisors in preparation for orientation and registration. Assistance with financial aid forms will also be available. No appointment is necessary.

Participants should bring official and final high school or college transcripts. Admissions officials recommend an application be completed before arriving on campus for Instant Admission Days. Applications are available online at www.terra.edu.

Spring semester at Terra State begins Jan. 13. For more information, call 419-559-2349.


Program enrolling
Enrollment is under way for a new class in the Marine Mechanics Skills for Life program.

Classes will meet each week Monday to Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. Jan. 6-May 8, 2014 at the Ottawa County Community Improvement Corporation’s offices on SR 163 in Oak Harbor.

Participants in the 16-week program will master the skills of the marine trade through classroom and hands-on training. Students will be trained in the proper use of all tools used in the marine mechanic industry as well as the maintenance and repair practices of seasonal marine work. Participants will also receive a work ethics certification and first aid/CPR and boating education certification provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Watercraft Division.

Supported by several local marinas, the classes are made possible through a collaborative effort of the Ottawa County Community Improvement Corporation, Penta Career Center and WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc.

The estimated cost for the class is $3,300 with financial assistance possible through workforce training programs at WSOS.

For more information on how to enroll, call Todd Robinson at 419-332-3339.


Organizing for 2014
The Woodville Township trustees will hold their 2014 organizational meeting immediately following their last regular meeting of the year Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in the fiscal office of the township fire station, 321 East Main St., Woodville.

In 2014, the trustees will meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the fire station.


Incident investigated
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report that a suspicious person/vehicle approached a youth walking along State Route 163 in Portage Township Dec. 6.

According to the sheriff’s office, a white male estimated to be in his 40s with long brown hair and a brown beard driving a blue Ford four-door approached the juvenile and asked if he wanted a ride. When the juvenile declined, the vehicle sped off.

Anyone with more information may call 419-734-4404.


New trash hauler
Lake Township residents who receive refuse collection service through Waste Management will be receiving letters in the next two weeks from the township’s new trash collector, Republic Services, said Richard Welling, a township trustee.

The trustees recently awarded a three-year contract for refuse collection and recycling service to Republic Services, Erie, Mich.

The company will charge $12.93 per household a month for weekly refuse collection and bi-weekly recycling service.

Welling said Republic will temporarily use the Waste Management recycling containers to avoid a disruption of service.

The letters will include contact information about the new hauler, he said.

Residents with questions should call the township administration building (419) 838-6536. 

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