College planning meeting
Woodmore High School will hold a college-planning meeting for parents Sept. 28 from 7-9:30 p.m. in the high school multi-purpose room.
Guidance counselor Nancy Slotterbeck will discuss accessing career information, college entrance exams, the college application process, financial aid, GPA and class rank and the NCAA Clearinghouse registration process.
The meeting is specifically geared toward parents. Information will be shared with students through classroom presentations and handouts throughout the year, Slotterbeck noted.
Parents planning to attend are asked to register by calling 419-862-2721, ext. 359 or e-mailing
Flu clinics set
The Sandusky County Health Department will offer seasonal flu vaccines at Senior sites in Clyde, Woodville and Gibsonburg.
The clinics, which will target Sandusky County residents 18 years of age and older, will be held in addition to those already scheduled at the Sandusky County Health Department site.
The schedule includes:
Oct. 16, 1-3:30 p.m., Gibsonburg Faith United Methodist Church.
Oct. 21, 1-3:30 p.m., Clyde Senior Center.
Oct. 23, 1-3:30 p.m., Woodville Senior Center.
Those meeting the guidelines do not need to call the clinics for an appointment. The cost of the flu shot is $20. Medicare Part B will be billed for those presenting their card at the clinics. Those attending are also asked to bring a driver’s license or photo ID. All clinics are dependent on availability of supply.
Wood Lane Industries is contracting with Lightgov to sell its surplus items online.
The online auctions will give prospective buyers more time to view and bid on items. Users may register and create a username and password at www.woodcountyohioauctions.com. Registration is free.
Items offered will include bed frames, dressers, entertainment centers, an air compressor, unit heater, appliances and children’s items. For more information, contact Lori Shank at 419 352-5115 or
Red Cross training
The American Red Cross will offer the prerequisite course to all disaster training, “Fulfilling Our Mission,” Oct. 7 from 6-8 p.m. in the first-floor conference room at Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton. Participants will learn how to assess their skills and abilities to better serve those affected by disaster.
Additional trainings offered this fall include “Mass Care,” Oct. 14 from 6-9 p.m.; “Shelter Operations/Simulation,” Oct. 21 from 6-10 p.m.; and “Fundamentals of Disaster Assessment,” Oct. 28 from 6-9 p.m.
Trainings are free. Register by calling 419-734-1110 or e-mail
New library hours
The Board of Trustees of the Harris-Elmore Public Library has announced a reduction in operating hours due to a projected reduction of 30 percent in state funding for the remainder of 2009 through 2010.
Beginning Oct. 5, the Elmore and the Genoa Branch Library will be open 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 12:30 to 5 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The library is continuing the “Adopt-A-Book program, in which patrons may purchase a new book to donate to the library. The library will also accept monetary donations for the purchase of a book, magazine subscription or DVD.
A benefit fundraiser will be held for Niki Spino, who was involved in a collision with a semi-truck on SR 2 July 14, will be held Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Boniface Church, 215 Church St., Oak Harbor.
Spino is still recuperating in the hospital. Proceeds from the event will be used to help defray her medical expenses.
The benefit will include a barbecue chicken dinner, a bake sale, an auction, 50/50 raffle, drawings and a t-shirt sale.
Tickets, which are available for pre-sale, are $8 at Batdorff Real Estate, 149 Church St., Oak Harbor. Supplemental funds will be given by Thrivent for Lutherans, Ottawa County Chapter 30011.
Monetary donations are also being accepted at the National Bank of Oak Harbor. The fundraiser is sponsored by Batdorff Real Estate, Inc. and Chad Brough Auctioneering.
Oregon testing hydrants
The City of Oregon Water Department will be testing hydrants Sept. 21-30.
Testing will be conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. During testing, residents may experience rusty water and should check water before doing laundry.
For more information, call 419-698-7039.
Owens Community College is offering ACT Preparation Classes Sept. 28-Oct. 19.
“Building Confidence with ACT Prep,” coordinated through the college’s Workforce and Community Services, will be held Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the college’s Workforce and Community Services building on Tracy Road in Northwood.
During each of the four sessions, students will be tutored in all fives sections of the ACT test, including English, math, reading, science reasoning and writing. Participants will also learn traditional testing strategies, such as how to take a timed test.
Owens will also serve as a host site for the national ACT test in October. Prior registration through ACT organization is required.
Limited seating is available and early registration is recommended. For more information or to register for the class, call 567-661-7357 or1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7357.
Toledo Police are investigating a Sept. 15 shooting at 1202 Front St., Toledo. Police responded to a call of shots fired/person shot at 12:39 a.m. Before they arrived, the victim, JoJuan Boose, had been transported to Mercy St. Vincent Hospital.
Police subsequently arrested Martin Doyle, who was charged with felonious assault.
A Quick Start
Area residents are invited to explore career options and gain advice on making the first steps toward a college education as Owens Community College presents a free “Quick Start to College” program Sept. 28-Dec. 6.
The free 10-week program, which is designed for first-generation college attendees, low-wage workers, underemployed and under-educated adults, will be offered on various days and times on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses; at the college’s Learning Center at The Source, located on Monroe Street in downtown Toledo; and at Rogers High School in Toledo.
The program addresses academic preparation the expectations of college-level studies. Additionally, students will participate in activities designed to promote enhanced learning and develop necessary study and life skills for college success.
Information about the financial aid process and academic placement testing will be provided and free math, reading and writing tutorials will be also offered to program participants. Attendees will be provided a mentor to assist them throughout the program.
Each student will also receive three college credit hours toward an Owens education upon course completion.
A high school diploma or GED is required for enrollment. Mandatory orientations detailing the program will be held Sept. 14 and 17 on the Toledo-area campus, Sept. 21 and 24 at the Learning Center at The Source.
For more information, call 567-661-7777or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7777.
H1N1 flu forum
The Wood County Health Department will hold a community forum to answer questions from concerned citizens about H1N1 influenza (formerly known as swine flu) and the pandemic it is currently causing Oct. 6 from 7-9 p.m. in the Northwood Community Room, 6000 Wales Rd., Northwood.
The health department is planning a comprehensive, multi-agency strategy and vaccination plan to prepare for the upcoming flu season and resurgence of the H1N1 flu. A special focus of the forum is keeping children and young people healthy as they return to school.
The forum will provide updates to local businesses, schools and residents about what they can do to prevent and reduce incidents of the virus in Wood County. It is open to the public and free parking will be available.
Questions from the public are welcome and will be answered after the presentation. Citizen’s can submit in advance by sending them to
. Resources and fact sheets will be available at the forums.
For more information, call 419-352-8402 or 419-244-1610.
Jekyll and Hyde
3B Productions will present, “Jekyll and Hyde, the Musical,” Sept. 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the Maumee Indoor Theatre, 601 Conant St., Maumee.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students and are available at the theatre or at Kostumes, Ltd., 7313 International Dr., Suite A, Holland. For more information, visit www.mtishows.com.
Mad as Hell
On Sept. 8, six physicians from the state of Oregon set out for Washington, D.C. to deliver the message that America desperately needs an improved Medicare program for all.
The Mad as Hell Doctors caravan will visit more than 20 cities before arriving in the nation’s capital Oct. 1, including a stop in Port Clinton Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Lakeview Park. During their stops, the physicians are promoting health care discussions about a single-payer health system.
To follow the group’s progress or for general information, visit www.madashelldoctors.com.