Alumni band to perform
The Genoa Alumni Band will take the field at the Homecoming game against Gibsonburg High School Oct. 9.
Former Genoa High School band members are invited to join in the festivities. Alumni will meet at 6:15 p.m. outside the band room and march to the new Comet Stadium with the high school band. Wear your maroon and gray.
Alumni band members will take the field at pregame to play Carmen Ohio (the alma mater), Harvardiana (school song), Across the Field (fight song) and Hang on Sloopy (state rock song) alongside the high school band.
Music will be available for those who need it. The band will also try to have instruments available for those who need them. For those who wish to practice, a session will be held Oct. 5 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at the high school.
The James “Wes” Hancock Oregon Senior Center will host a Flu/Pneumonia Shot Clinic Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The center is located at 5760 Bayshore Rd., at the corner of Bayshore and Stadium.
Medicare Part B will be accepted with no co-pay if it is the primary insurance. For others, the cost is $30 for the flu shot and $45 for the pneumonia vaccine.
H1N1 vaccine expected
According to the latest guidance from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local health departments, including Wood County Health Department, may begin receiving one form of the H1N1 vaccine as early as the end of next week.
The first vaccine available will be the live attenuated influenza vaccine, or LAIV, more commonly known as the flu mist. The LAIV vaccine is generally for people 2 years to 49 who do not have underlying health conditions.
Both CDC and ODH have recommended that these first doses go to healthcare workers to protect them and keep the healthcare system working during the flu season. After healthcare workers, it is expected that the flu mist version of H1N1 vaccine will be available to parents of children under 6 months and children and young adults ages 2 through 24.
The inactivated vaccine, or H1N1 shot, is expected to be available mid to late October. The first doses of the shots will be directed toward those groups of people most at risk for serious complications, including pregnant women, young children, health care workers with direct patient contact and children and young adults with chronic medical conditions that make them more at risk for complications. Afterwards, the vaccine will be open to the rest of the population.
Eventually, the shot and the flu mist will be available to anyone who wants it. For children 6 months to 9 years, there will be two doses four weeks apart. For people 10 and older, one dose will be enough to provide protection from the H1N1 virus.
Gardner announces funding
State Rep. Randy Gardner (R- Bowling Green) has announced the state Controlling Board’s release of over $300,000.00 benefitting two Wood County landmarks.
The Cultural Facilities Commission, on behalf of the Ohio Historical Society, received approval to purchase roughly 6.1 acres of land from the City of Perrysburg in the amount of $200,000 to help preserve the setting and viewshed adjacent to Fort Meigs State Memorial.
The site is covered by an operating agreement between the Ohio Historical Society and the Cultural Facilities Commission.
In addition, Owens State Community College sought and received Controlling Board approval to release $112,119.00 to provide professional architectural services for the renovation of Founders Hall, formerly the Penta Administration building in Perrysburg. Owens recently began the renovation project to accommodate significant increases in student enrollment. Renovation of the building is expected to be completed by January 2010.
Brunner to speak
The public is invited to attend the Ottawa County Democratic Dinner Oct. 15 at St. John Lutheran Church, corner of Second and Adam streets, Port Clinton.
Jennifer Brunner, the first woman to serve as Ohio’s Secretary of State, will be the featured speaker. Brunner’s background and career include service as a legislative counsel for the Secretary of State’s Office, 13 years of private practice in election law, and several years of service as a Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge. She also served as a member of the Franklin County Board of Elections and as a special prosecutor in cases of election fraud.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Call JoEllen Regal at 419-734-4736 for advance tickets at a donation price of $25. All tickets purchased at the door or not paid for until the day of the dinner will be $30. For more information , call Monette Garn at 419-797-3114.
All area women are invited to attend the “Travel Extravaganza” luncheon and program sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection Oct. 15 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.
Doors will open at 11:45 a.m. for the noon luncheon and program, which will include Jeanne Waggoner of Waggoner Travel LLC sharing exciting ideas for travel and providing vocal entertainment. In addition, Sue Smedley, from Springfield, O., will speak about how “Life Can Be Truly Wonderful.”
The price is $10.50. For reservations, call Caryl at 419-476-2604.
Poll workers needed
The Lucas County Board of Elections is seeking registered Democrats and Republicans to work as poll workers for the Nov. 3 General Election.
Democrats interested in serving should call 419-213-2640. Republicans may call 419-213-2630.
Citizen Police Academy
The Toledo Police Department will conduct the 10th Citizen’s Police Academy in January.
The nine-session program will be conducted on consecutive Wednesday evenings Jan. 6 through March 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Upon successful completion of the academy, participants will be honored with a graduation ceremony hosted at the Toledo Police Academy.
• Be city residents.
• Be over 21 years old.
• Pass a criminal history background check.
• Attend 80 percent of the sessions.
• Complete and submit a written application form.
Class size is limited to 25 participants. Applications are available by contacting the Toledo Police Training Section at 419-936-3400. Completed applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. Oct. 30.
Free senior exams
In order to promote healthy vision and hearing, OptiVue is offering free exams and hearing evaluations for seniors age 60 and up Sept. 28 through Oct. 2.
Call 419-693-4444 or 1-800-642-2261 to schedule a senior exam.
On Sept. 29, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a scam that took place through the U.S. mail.
The victim received a letter from a company called Equity Bank and Trust stating that he won a large sum of money, along with a check for a portion of the cash prize. The victim then called the company and was instructed to deposit the check and send several sums of money through Western Union to several places in the United states for the taxes on the winnings.
The check was fraudulent.
The sheriff’s office urges anyone receiving this kind of letter to disregard it and not to call the sender or deposit any checks. For more information, call the Better Business Bureau, your local law enforcement agency or Det. Sgt. Terry James at 419-373-6529.
The Lake Township Board of Trustees will host a joint business/governmental jobs initiative summit Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the township hall.
The board will invite a diverse group of township business owners, property owners and residents to discuss issues regarding job attraction and job retention. Following introductions and a briefing on the initiative by Trustee Richard Welling, participants will brainstorm the mantra, “Planes, Trains, Trucks=Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.”
The meeting will be the first of many demonstrating partnerships between the township and businesses.
Fall classes set
Benton-Carroll-Salem Community Education will offer the following fall classes:
• Canning With Deb, with Deb Trzcinski, Oct. 21, Nov. 4 and 18, Dec. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oak Harbor High School room 600. Cost is $18 per class or $65 for all four.
• Gentle Yoga, with Donna Lueke, Oct. 21 and 28, Nov. 4, 11 and 18, Oak Harbor High School Media Center. Cost is $35.
• Country Line Dancing with Lisa Shuey, Oct. 20 and 27, Nov. 3, 10 and 17, Carroll Elementary School gym. Cost is $25.
• Hi/Lo Aerobics with Lisa Shuey, Oct. 20 and 27, Nov 3, 10 and 27, Carroll Elementary School gym. Cost is $25.
Registration required by Oct. 12 by calling 419-898-6215.
Small business forum
Oregon Mayor Marge Brown will hold a small business owner’s forum, hosted by The Coffee Shop, 3555 Navarre Ave., Oregon, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.
The forum is to discuss the concerns of small business in Oregon. Owners/employees of small businesses with fewer than 50 employees are invited to attend, and voice concerns. Call The Coffee Shop at 419-698-5282 for information and/or reservations.
Terra College Fair
Area high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend the annual College Fair hosted by Terra Community College Oct. 5.
At 6 p.m., students and parents are invited to attend a session on financial aid in Building B, Room 101. The College Fair will follow from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. Representatives from more than 70 colleges and universities, both public and private, from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky will be on hand, along with branches of the military. Representatives will provide information about college choices, scholarships, housing and other miscellaneous issues..
For more information, call Cindy Bork, Success Mentor for High School Students, at 419-559-2400.
Breast cancer lunch & learn
A Breast Cancer Awareness Lunch & Learn event will be held Oct. 9 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bay Park Community Hospital Michigan/Superior Conference Rooms.
The free event is open to everyone. A reservation is required to receive a complimentary lunch. Attendees will have the opportunity to win door prizes, and breast cancer educational materials will be displayed.
In addition, Robin Shermis, MD, will speak about the importance of breast examinations, routine mammograms and breast cancer treatment services of The Toledo Hospital Breast Care Center.
Patti Kaiser, outreach coordinator, ProMedica Cancer Institute, will present information on early breast cancer detection in a fun and interactive format – Breast Cancer Bingo.
Seating is limited. To RSVP, call 1-877-291-1441.