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Quiz Bowl invitational
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Friday, 09 October 2009 11:59

Colleges and universities throughout the Midwest will converge in Perrysburg Township to test their mental capacity and intellectual skills as Owens Community College hosts the second annual academic Quiz Bowl Invitational Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Audio/Visual Classroom Center rooms121-128.

Competing quiz bowl programs will include Owens, Michigan State University, Bowling Green State University, Miami University (two teams), Ohio University Southern, Rochester College and the University of Pittsburgh.

The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Teams, comprised of three to six students, will compete against each other in a round-robin format invitational. At the conclusion of round-robin matches, each group will compete in two additional quiz bowl playoff matches to determine the champion. Awards will be presented to the top three participating teams.

For more information, call 567-661-2075 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext 2075.

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Thursday, 01 October 2009 13:21

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.

For more information, contact band director Briann Edwards at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the school at 419-855-7735, ext. 48.

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Thursday, 24 September 2009 14:34

Nominations sought
Wood County District Public Library’s Board of Trustees are currently seeking nominations for the John M. Gibson Award, named after the late John Gibson in honor of his contributions to the library and his integral role in the library’s renovation.

Any staff member may be nominated, except the director and assistant director. Since being established in 2003, the John M. Gibson Award has been presented to five library employees.

All nominees will be recognized by the Library Board of Trustees and the award will be presented during a special program as part of the library’s annual all-staff training day Nov. 20.

Nomination forms are available at the main library at 251 N. Main St., Bowling Green and the branch library in Walbridge at 108 N. Main St. Completed nomination, which may be left in ballot boxes at either location, must be returned by Nov. 13.

For more information, call 419-352-5104.

Written by Press Staff Writer   
Friday, 18 September 2009 09:03

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.

Spiders of Ohio
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Thursday, 10 September 2009 15:02

Spiders of Ohio
Do spiders intrigue and fascinate you, or do they sometimes even startle you? Come learn more about spiders at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Sept. 13 at 2 p.m.

Barb Natterer, of the Ohio Spider Survey, will share information about spider natural history, as well as how to identify some of the more common spiders found in Ohio. She will also dispel some common spider myths.

After the short talk, participants will head outside to find spiders and use their new identification skills. The program, which is free and open to the public, is part of the "Naturally Speaking" seminar series held in partnership with the Black Swamp Bird Observatory.

For more information about this or other Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge events, visit

The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge entrance is located 15 miles east of Toledo on SR 2.

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