Board members installed
Ten Governing Board members were installed at the Wood County Committee on Aging’s Annual Meeting held Dec. 12 at the Wood County Senior Center in Bowling Green.
The board members, installed by Wood County Commissioner Joel Kuhlman, include Vickie Askins, of Cygnet; Linda Bilski, of Perrysburg; Tom Carroll, of Pemberville; Harry Griffin, of Rossford; Sue Kinder, of Bowling Green; Patricia Martin, of Wayne; James L. Miller, of North Baltimore; Willard Misfeldt, of Bowling Green; Timothy Nowicki, of Perrysburg and John W. Wood, of North Baltimore.
The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is to provide older adults with services and programs that empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.
For information on programs and services, call the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. at 1-800-367-4935 or visit www.wccoa.net.
Hope for the Holidays
Genoa Retirement Village donated more than $5,000 in cash and toys to the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau this year. The facility held a toy collection drive and several fundraising events to support the community outreach effort.
Each year, Genoa Retirement Village, along with their sister health campuses across a five-state area, participate in the annual fundraiser called “Hope for the Holidays.” Each campus is responsible for creating a fundraiser, with the proceeds benefiting a local charity.
In addition to Hope for the Holidays, the campus also participates in an annual companywide fundraising event each summer called “Independence from Hunger.” This year, Genoa Retirement Village donated more than $4,000 in food and cash to the Genoa Area Food Pantry.
"Genoa Retirement Village is committed to strengthening the community we serve. Supporting organizations like the Genoa Area Food Pantry and Ottawa County Holiday Bureau helps to make a difference by improving the quality of life in our community,” said John Brehm, executive director. “At our health campus, we are constantly striving to make a positive difference in Genoa.”
Ohio Judicial Conference Chair Judge Jim D. James, Stark County Family Court, appointed judges from across the state of Ohio to chair its 21 committees.
The appointees include Oregon Municipal Court Judge Jeffery B. Keller, who has been named co-chair of the Jury Service Committee.
In addition to providing individual committee leadership, the co-chairs also serve on the Judicial Conference Executive Committee with the officers of the Judicial Conference; the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio; the Chief Justice and the Chief Justice-elect of the Courts of Appeals of Ohio; the presiding officer and the presiding officer-elect of each judicial association; the Administrative Director of the Supreme Court of Ohio; and the Executive Director of the Ohio Judicial Conference. The co-chairs will serve for a term of two years starting Jan. 1.
The Ohio Judicial Conference, formed by the Ohio General Assembly in 1963, is comprised of all Ohio Judges.