The Press Newspaper
Dixon was booked at the Lucas County Correction Center.
The Specialized Transportation Program grants are being distributed to 64 non-profit agencies in 37 counties where existing transportation services are unavailable or insufficient to meet the needs of the elderly and people with disabilities. ODOT has been awarding the grants since 1975.
In District Two, three agencies received a total of $91,243 to purchase three vehicles. Bittersweet, Inc. of Lucas County and the Seneca County Commission on Aging, Inc. each received $28,398. Additionally, the Children’s Resource Center of Wood County received $34,447.
The goal of the Specialized Transportation Program is to increase mobility options for the elderly and people with disabilities by providing access to medical appointments, employment, grocery shopping, banking and other services. The program builds upon ODOT’s mission to promote a multi-modal transportation system for all of the state’s citizens.
For more information about transit in Ohio, visit ODOT’s Office of Transit Web site at www.dot.state.oh.us, then click on the bus icon at the top of the page.
The program will explore “memory lapses,” with examples of changes that are a normal part of the aging process and changes that are not. Factors that can affect memory, treatable causes of memory loss and techniques to maintain and improve memory will also be discussed.
For more information, call 1-800-272-3900
The program will be offered through Owens’ Workforce and Community Services, which is located on Tracy Road in Northwood. Two separate classes will be available – 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 to 5 p.m.
According to Rhonda Hogrefe, Owens Continuing Education and Community Service account representative, “The new LEGO Robotics Academy Program promotes team-building and allows attendees to think creatively and explore engineering processes in a fun, engaging environment.”
Using advanced LEGO parts and pieces, participants will learn to design, build and program their own remote-controlled robots. The experiential learning activities will use principles related to simple and complex machines, as well as gearing and mechanical advantage techniques.
According to Hogrefe, once the design process is completed, students will learn how to program their robot through wireless software communication to control light, touch, rotational sensors and motors.
“Each robot will be able to move, react and make sounds, which will amaze camp attendees,” Hogrefe said.
In addition, the class will use LEGO Educational Division materials and LEGO Technic elements as part of the academic curriculum.
The registration fee for the LEGO Robotics Academy Program is $149. Class space is limited. For more information, or to register, call 567-661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7357.
The four-person scramble will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $45 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, continental breakfast, gift bag, steak dinner, prizes and more.
Team registration will be held at 7 a.m. in the clubhouse. Call 419-849-3693 for reservations/information.
Now in its 32nd year, Safe-T-City will be offered free in morning and afternoon sessions July 10-15, July 16-27 and July 28-Aug. 6. The program is open to children entering kindergarten in the fall. Certified classroom teachers, officers and guest speakers will discuss such topics as pedestrian, bicycle, bus, electrical, fire and water safety, along with stranger danger. Children learn through songs, poems, art projects, stories and interactive involvement in an outdoor miniature city, complete with traffic lights and stop signs.
Applications are available at any of the district police stations or online at www.toledopolice.com.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss changes in the Recreation Department policy. For more information, call 419-698-7081.
Funds are earmarked for use in the construction of a new home, currently being built at 400 Burdine Dr., Oak Harbor. Plans call for the home to be completed by Aug. 31.
The distribution came from federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The funding is earmarked to address the great increases in unemployment and community need that are being seen by local boards and emergency service providers.
The Ottawa County Department of Jobs and Family Services will receive $2,500 from the distribution to help clients in crisis who also need food assistance. In addition, Benton-Carroll-Salem Food Pantry was awarded $2,000 and St. Vincent de Paul Society was awarded $8,000. The Salvation Army will receive $3,391 for utilities and rent. The United Way of Ottawa County will receive $426 to cover the cost of administering the program.
The area seminar dates in July are:
At the Ottawa County Community Resource Centre, 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor
• July 16 – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., “Get a Job or a Better Job, POD.” Discuss applications, resumes, interviewing, networking, the Internet and more.
For more information on the Job Stores, visit www.northcoastjobs.org or in Ottawa County, call the Job Store at 800-665-1677.
Wade will visit the Genoa library at 11 a.m. and the Elmore library at 1:30 p.m. The program, which will last about 40 minutes, is free and open to the public.
In addition, Dona Graves, of Counseling Specialists, Inc., will teach children in grades K-3 how to save, spend and share with the Moonjar Savings Bank July 16 at 11 a.m. at the Genoa Branch Library and at the Elmore Library July 29 at 11 a.m.
Call 419-855-3380 to register for the program at the Genoa Library and 419-862-2482 to sign up for the Elmore program.