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Level 3 postpones Prism Awards ceremony until March 27

Due to the Level 3 snow emergency Wednesday, the 21st Annual Prism Awards was postponed to Thursday, March 27, 6 p.m. at Sunrise Park and Banquet Center in Millbury.

Thirteen businesses and organizations will be honored. They are: Northwood Jewelers, Motor Carrier Service, Industrial Developers LTD and Miracle League of NW Ohio, all of Northwood; Croghan Colonial Bank, S & D Capital, C & W Tank Cleaning Co., H & M Open Arms Massage Studio and Food for Thought, all of Oregon and Martin and Martin Insurance Agency, The LaBuhn Center, Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center and Toledo Metropolitan Council of Governments, all of Toledo.

The event is sponsored by the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce and honors excellence in this area’s businesses and organizations. Paul Toth, president of the Toledo/Lucas County Port Authority will be the keynote speaker.

RSVP to Sarah Beavers at 419-693-5580 or email her at

At the clubs

The Toledo Metropolitan Council of Governments is seeking your input for the creation of their “On the Move: 2015-2045 Transportation Plan” for Wood, Lucas, and southern Monroe Counties.

This plan will guide investment of millions of dollars over the next 30 years, states Diane Reamer-Evans, transportation project manager. Reamer-Evans will seek public comment at the March meeting of the East Toledo Club, Thursday, March 20, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the East Toledo Senior Center, 1001 White Street.

The plan will address personal transportation (walking, bicycling, driving, public transportation, passenger rail, or air), moving freight (by truck, rail, water, or air), and how transportation is affecting our quality of life and economy.

Lunch can be purchased at noon, reservations required; call Jodi, 419-691-1429. If you are coming just for the public meeting, come at 12:30.

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Derek Stern of 360 Risk Management will speak on “What to do when someone gets hurt” at the March 19 meeting of the Ottawa County Safety Council.

The meeting will be held at Magruder Hospital Conference Center from 11:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. RSVP before March 17 to Jessica Kowalski at 419-898-6242.

A representative of S & D Capital will speak to the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, March 27, 7:30 a.m. in the Michigan Room at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital. RSVP at 419-693-5580.

The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation will host its annual Business and Industry Awards, Thursday, April 3 at the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton. Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30. RSVP at 419-898-6242.


St. Mark Lutheran Church will host its 8th Annual Golf Scramble Sunday, June 1 at Chippewa Golf Club.

The event helps fund the Youth in Mission Program. Shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $70 per golfer which includes dinner, cart, dessert and prizes. There are also sponsorship packages available. Call Heather Roecker at 419-691-3597.

Just the fax: Fax items before Wednesday, noon to The Workplace at 419-836-1319, email to or send to The Press, Box 169, Millbury, OH 43447.



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