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Crash investigation
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that injured an Oregon woman.

The crash occurred June 24 at 6:40 a.m. on Lime City Road south of Roachton Road in Wood County. According to police, Stacie Ebersole, 32, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala northbound on Lime City Road when she traveled off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected and re-entered the roadway, eventually traveling off the right side of the roadway, striking a tree. She was ejected from the vehicle. 

Perrysburg Township EMS transported Ms. Ebersole to Mercy Saint Vincent Hospital with critical injuries. The Perrysburg Township Police Department and Perrysburg Township Fire Department/EMS assisted the Patrol at the scene.


4th of July closure
Owens Community College Toledo-area campus, as well as the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo, will be closed July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

There will be no classes and the college offices will be closed. Administrative offices will reopen and classes will resume July 5.


116 adoptions
Planned Pethood not only met but exceeded its goal of adopting out 100 animals in the two-day period of June 23 and 24.

The organization found loving homes for 116 animals, along with several more adoptions pending. Planned Pethood works with 15 Northwest Ohio area veterinarians to provide affordable spay/neuter services to the public. The organization also offers free spay/neuters for low-income pet owners and offers subsidies for local hardship cases.

For more information, visit www.plannedpethood.org.


Gateway to College
Representatives of Owens Community College, Toledo Public Schools and Gateway to College National Network recently unveiled details about the new Gateway to College program and to announce the application process for prospective students.

Owens is the only academic institution in Ohio to offer the program, which serves students who have dropped out of high school or are at risk of dropping out.

Area residents between the ages of 16 and 20 who have dropped out of high school or are at risk of dropping out are invited to apply for a fall 2012 start in the program. Prospective students must reside in the Toledo Public Schools district. Applications are available and must be returned to the Owens Gateway to College Office by Aug. 3. Fall classes begin Aug. 20.

In 2011, Owens was awarded a $325,000 start-up grant from Gateway to College National Network to implement Gateway to College, a nationally recognized dropout recovery program.

Up to 150 students from Toledo Public Schools will be served through the program over the next three years. Students must meet specific criteria for entrance into the program and will be dually enrolled at Toledo Public Schools and Owens Community College until they complete their high school diploma. The program is free to students and covers tuition, fees and books, as well as lunch and transportation to the College’s Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo.

Students are placed into small learning communities during their first (Foundation) term, and together they take classes in reading, writing, math and college skills. After completing the Foundation term, students transition to the comprehensive campus, taking classes with the general student population. Throughout their enrollment in the program, students receive one-on-one advising and support from resource specialists who act as coaches, mentors and advisors. The wrap-around support of the resource specialist keeps students on the right track for success.

Students graduate from Gateway to College once they have completed their high school diploma requirements. Nationally, Gateway to College students accrue an average of 35 college credits by the time they graduate from the program, putting them well on their way to earning a college credential.

Owens is one of 35 community and technical colleges across the country currently offering the Gateway to College program.

For more information about the Gateway to College program, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7241, or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Parenting/grandparenting class
A Practical Parenting and Grandparenting class will be offered July 8 to 12 at 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1213 Washington St., Genoa.

The class schedule includes:

July 8 – “Raising the Kids Without Raising the Roof,” which will address the topics of “Dare to Discipline” and “What about Defiance, Demands, Drinking?”

July 9 – “Chasing the Fireflies and Lady Bugs,” which will address having family fun, fears and friendships.

July 10 – “Technology Everywhere,” which will address the issues of TV, movies, and technology safety.

July 11 – “Cornerstones of Family Life Without Clichés,” which will include discussions about building blocks of faith, foundations and freedom.

July 12 – “Daily Joys and Valentines,” will include discussions about family scheduling, stress, sleep and sickness.

Classes will be taught by Dr. Don Giesmann, St. John's Pastor, who is a parent and grandparent, and has worked for a Christian family organization and has been a writer on family issues.

Classes are open to the community.


Zimmann opens office
The Angela Zimmann for Congress campaign opened its campaign headquarters June 22 in the Country Charm Shopping Center at 126 S. Boundary in Perrysburg.

Zimmann is running against Republican incumbent Bob Latta this November in the Fifth U.S. Congressional District.

A native of Holland, Ohio, Zimmann says she is eager to meet with community members to discuss her candidacy.

For more information, call 419-617-0005.


Women’s Connection
All area women are invited to attend the “Let’s Have Tea” luncheon and program sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection July 12 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.

The luncheon and program will begin at noon; doors will open at 11:30 a.m.

Linda Harrah, of Parma, Ohio, will show some of her teapot collection and give tips on planning tea parties. Harrah will also discuss how she “Found an Exciting Book that Gave Her a New Perspective.” Barb Hudson, of Walbridge, will provide vocal music entertainment.

The cost is $10.50 all inclusive. For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611 or Marilyn at 419-666-5337.


Ironville reunion
The annual Ironville Reunion will be held July 1 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Dunberger American Legion Post 537, 4926 Pickle Rd., Oregon.

Anyone with ties to Ironville is invited to attend the potluck event (bring a dish to share). For more information, visit the Facebook group, “You Know Your  From Ironville When.”