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Women’s Connection
All area men and women are invited to attend the “Annual Guest Night” sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection Oct. 13 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 6:30 pm. Dinner and program. Doug Walker, from Holland, Mich., a former professional caddy for the PGA, LPA and Senior Golf tours, will present the program and provide musical entertainment.

For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611 or Marilyn at 419-666-1633. The cost is $10.50, all inclusive.

Technology classes
The Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra Community College is offering three non-credit classes to help participants keep up with the latest communication technology.

• Oct. 6 and 13, 6 to 9 p.m. – Social Media for Business. Participants will learn how to establish a presence in the new “social media” including setting up a Facebook page designed for businesses or organizations, determining the right social media sites for one’s business. Cost: $45

• Oct. 20 and 27, 6 to 9 p.m. – Mastering the Smartphone. Contacts, emails, media and syncing, backups, apps, and accessories. Cost: $35

• Nov. 3 and 10, 6 to 9 p.m. – Killer Smartphone Apps. See what the latest and greatest apps for smartphones. Cost: $35

To register or for more information, call Marsha Thiessen at 419-559-2255.

Voter registration drive
ProMedica Bay Park Hospital will host a community-wide voter registration drive Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria.

Voter registration forms may be picked up at the hospital front desk and professional office building during normal business hours.

The hospital is located at 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon.

Walk benefits ALS
“We Walk Because We Can” is the theme of the 8th Northwest Ohio Walk to Defeat ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, which will be held Oct. 2 at noon at Flower Hospital, 5200 Harroun Rd., Sylvania.

Join families and friends of patients as they walk the wheelchair-accessible, two-mile paved paths on the hospital campus. Clowns, face painting, refreshments and fun activities will precede the event. An auction featuring merchandise and services will be held in the barn following the walk.

Strollers, wheelchairs, rollerblades and dogs are welcome. While there is no registration fee, tax-deductible donations are welcome.

For more information, call co-chair Ruth Moeller at 419-885-2673 or visit

ServSafe program
Ohio State University Extension will offer Food Safety Level II Training, ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Oct. 11 and 13 at the Sacred Heart Home. 930 South Wynn Rd., Oregon.

The exam will be given Oct. 18.

Training will follow the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe curriculum. Topics include basic food safety practices as well as information on microorganisms and principles of the HAACP system. Completion will include testing and certification. This training is open to any manager or employee of food service operations. The cost is $175 per participant.

For more information check or to register, call Ohio State University Extension at 419-337-9210.

Green Energy tour
Area residents interested in expanding their knowledge about green energy are invited to participate in Green Energy Ohio’s ninth annual Green Energy Ohio Tour Saturday and Sunday Oct. 1 and 2.

“Green Energy Tours” to be held throughout the state will showcase solar, wind, biomass and energy efficiency at work in homes, businesses, farms, public buildings and utilities.

Open house tours in the Northwest Ohio region are self-guided and guided and will take place at 19 locations including Maumee, Toledo, Port Clinton, Bowling Green, Perrysburg and Rossford, among others. All tours, which will occur at various specified times, are free and open to the public.

Find details about the specific sites by accessing Green Energy Ohio’s website at

The Northwest Ohio site is being coordinated by Owens Community College. For more information, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7163 or 567-661-7163.

Fall Harvest Sale
Penta Career Center’s Floral Design & Greenhouse Production program and the Landscape & Turfgrass Management program are sponsoring a Fall Harvest Sale Oct. 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Petal & Plants retail store near the greenhouse on the school campus, located at 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg Township.

Pumpkins, corn stalks, mums, fall arrangements, trees, and shrubs will be available for purchase. For more information, call 419-661-6344.

The Ottawa County Grand Jury has indicted Zachary J. Brody, who is currently being held in the Ottawa County Detention Facility, on multiple charges as a result of the death of Phillip Masterson last month.

Brody, 27, is now facing one count each of murder, involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault; two counts of intimidation of a witness and five counts of tampering with evidence.

Brody is accused of assaulting 24-year-old Masterson over Labor Day weekend and dragging his body to a wooded area, where it was found Sept. 6.

Also indicted was David W. Hagdohl, of Oregon, charged with one count each of receiving stolen property and theft, both felonies of the fourth degree. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol reports, when Hagdohl was stopped for a traffic offense earlier this month, troopers discovered the trailer and boat he was towing had been stolen.

A warrant has been issued for Brody. A summons has been issued for Hagdohl to make his initial appearance in Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas Oct. 12.

College Fair set
Terra State Community College will host the 2011 Sandusky County Area College Fair Oct. 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Student Activities Center, Building C. Terra Is located at 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont.

More than 70 college and university representatives will be on campus to share information about majors, athletics, student activities, financial aid, housing, costs and career opportunities. Personnel from various branches of the military will also be available to answer service-related questions. Staff from Terra’s Financial Aid Office will offer a financial aid workshop at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Admissions and Enrollment Service at or 1-866-AT-TERRA, ext. 2349. Visit for campus maps and directions.

Annual Banquet set
The Birmingham Hall of Fame’s 35th Annual Inductee and Scholarship Banquet will be held Oct. 16 at St. Stephen School Hall, 2018 Consaul St. in East Toledo.

This year seven will be inducted into the Birmingham Hall of Fame and 14 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Inductees include Joseph Yambor, Daniel Suto, Emilio Ramirez, Joseph Barocsi, Kate Achter, Gerald Beale and Michael Poddany.

The celebration will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a social hour. The “World Famous Chicken Paprikas and Pig in the Blanket” dinner will be served family-style at 6 p.m. Guest speaker for this event is Tod Kowalczyk, head basketball coach for The University of Toledo Rockets.

Banquet tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 6 to 12 years old. Children under 6 are admitted free. To order dinner tickets, call Takacs Grocery & Meats at 419-693-9233 or stop by the store at 1956 Genesee St. between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.




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