Do you ever wonder if the Toledo area is ready to handle a natural disaster? Well, the Ohio National Guard is going to put itself and local first responders to the test. The Guard’s Joint Task Force will conduct a Fully Operational Capability exercise at Owens Community College’s Center for Emergency Preparedness in Perrysburg Township Aug 11-15.
The exercise will involve more than 300 Ohio National Guard personnel and many local first responders and role players. Units participating are based in Columbus, Kettering, Middletown, Chillicothe and Toledo. These men and women will be put in an exercise which is based on a scenario of a natural disaster striking the Toledo area.
It will test the force’s ability to command, control, alert, assemble and operate in support of civil authorities such as the Ohio State Emergency Management Agency.
WSOS preschool enrolling
The WSOS Family Development preschool program has opened a new center at 135 East Front St in Pemberville and they are now taking applications. The center welcomes all three and four year olds to come out at take a look at their new center, relocated from the Lemoyne School building on US 20 then to Carter Road in Bowling Green.
The WSOS preschool bases their curriculum on family involvement as the WSOS philosophy is that the parent is the child’s first teacher.
The preschool at WSOS centers is available to those financially able. Classes are held Mon-Thurs for 3 ½ hour sessions either in the morning or afternoon.
For more information call Steve Wolf at 419-353-7407.
It’s a mystery
The topic of discussion within the Walbridge Branch Library on Aug. 27 will be Them Bones by Carolyn Haines. The Walbridge Mystery Book Discussion Group will be meeting on their usual fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30p.m., to discuss whether or not Haines has succeeded in writing a noteworthy mystery novel. This is the first in a series for Haines that features a southern woman who inherits a ghost along with their family home.
All that are interested in this discussion are welcome to attend.The Walbridge Branch Library is located at 108 North Main St in Walbridge. For more information call them at 419-666-9900.
Need medical records?
Former patients of Drs. Henry Taylor and Lindy Buck seeking their medical records are urged to go to www.tothepointmedical.com and click on contact us, mail a request to P.O. Box 167849, Oregon, O. 43616 or call the answering service at 419-536-4338.
Cans fund burn program
Northwest Ohio firefighters and area businesses are conducting a recycling program to benefit children who’ve suffered serious burns.
The Aluminum Cans for Burned Children fund at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center was established to purchase services and items to help with recovery and to provide burn prevention programs.
A board of trustees of medical professionals, firefighters, and community leaders administer the fund.