Genoa High School has set the following dates for schedule pick-up and fee collection:
Aug. 18 – 8 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m.
Aug. 19– 8 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., 6-8 p.m.
Aug. 20 – 8 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m.
In addition, a Student/Parent/Guardian Freshman Orientation will be held Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. All incoming freshmen and their parents are invited to attend the informational meeting, which also offers an opportunity for the students to become familiar with their lockers and homerooms.
Theatre auditions set
Oregon Community Theatre will hold open auditions for “Fiddler on the Roof,” the classic musical with popular songs such as “Matchmaker,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” and “Sunrise Sunset.”
Auditions will be held at Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon, at 6 p.m. Aug. 18 and 19. Those auditioning should bring their own sheet music and be prepared to sing, dance and read from the script. An accompanist will be provided.
On Aug. 16, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge will host the “Dog Days of Summer,” a special day when dogs and dog lovers are invited and encouraged to enjoy the beautiful outdoors together.
The event will include guided naturalist walks starting at the Visitor Center at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tasty treats for both dogs and humans will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The walks are free and open to the public. Dogs must be on a standard six-foot leash at all times.
For more information about these or other Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge events, visit www.fws.gov/midwest/ottawa.
The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge entrance is located 15 miles east of Toledo or 16 miles west of Port Clinton on SR 2. The entrance road is located on the north side of SR 2.
Healthcare rally set
On Aug. 22, The Children of Liberty will sponsor a local recess rally outside of Marcy Kaptur’s office to voice opposition to the nationalized healthcare bill as proposed by President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress.
Those interested in participating should gather at 11:15 a.m. at International Park for the march to Kaptur’s Maritime office.
After a recent session of the Ottawa County Grand Jury, indictments have been returned against Camara T. Williams, 36, who is currently being held in the Ottawa County Detention Facility. Williams was charged with two counts of Carrying Concealed Weapons after Ohio Highway Patrol Troopers allegedly found him in possession of a loaded handgun and a sword in his vehicle last month, Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Mulligan said.
In addition, Daniel S. Bee Sr., 42, whose last known address is Toledo, was indicted on one count each of passing bad checks and theft after he allegedly wrote a bad check for over $1,200 to a Genoa business in February.
Cooling aid available
In July, the Summer Cooling Program operated by WSOS Community Action Commission, provided assistance with air conditioners and electric bill payments to 258 households for a total of $32,007 compared to 162 households and $14,467 for the same period last year.
The program, which ends Aug. 31, is available to income-eligible households in the four-county area of Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca counties where there is a person with a certifiable medical condition relieved by the use of an air conditioner, or where a household member 60 years of age or older is present.
The program pays for either an air conditioner or electric bills up to $175 for those 60 years of age or older. Any household with no member 60 years of age or older, but a member with a certifiable medical condition of a breathing disorder can receive assistance on an electric bill up to $175 only.
In addition, Emergency Services continues to certify residents for enrollment in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) for customers of Columbia Gas, the American Electric Power Company, Toledo Edison, Ohio Edison, and Suburban Gas.
To make an appointment or for more information, contact WSOS Emergency Services at 1-888-441-4327.
Fall semester starting
Owens Community College will welcome students to the fall semester at its Perrysburg Township and Findlay campuses, as well as to the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo on Aug. 17.
For fall semester, Owens will offer a new associate degree within the area entrepreneurship through the School of Business and Information Systems, as well as certificates within the area of world language through the School of Arts and Sciences and expanded functions dental auxiliary through the School of Health Sciences.
The College is also continuing to expand its extremely popular eOwens distance learning education by introducing additional academic courses online. Owens also offers an array of higher education choices through the Weekend College and at The Source, Lucas County’s One-Stop Employment Center in downtown Toledo.
Owens recently received a $1.9 million federal stimulus grant to provide short-cycle training and job placement opportunities for unemployed and dislocated workers within high-growth, high-demand occupations that include “green collar,” health care and construction-based industries through a partnership with The Source.
The college is continuing the renovation process at the former Penta Career Center and will open newly named and refurbished Founders and Heritage halls for students in the near future. Owens will also be relocating its Workforce and Community Service division to Arrowhead Park in Maumee for the upcoming spring term.