GenoaBank donates $10,000 to fund trips to science museum
GenoaBank has announced its sponsorship of the Adopt-A-School Program at Imagination Station.
Imagination Station launched its Adopt-a-School Program in an effort to assist local schools at a time when science and math education are more important than ever before--as schools are being forced to tighten budgets and cancel field trips.
According to a press release, GenoaBank is contributing $10,000 to the program to help about 1,000 students from the following districts: Genoa, Woodmore, Lake, Clay, Northwood, Rossford, Maumee, and Perrysburg.
“This program affords the science center an opportunity to expose thousands of local kids to vital science education,” states Lori Hauser, executive director of Imagination Station. “Adopt-a-School is a great initiative and highlights the impact of local organizations taking an active role in educating the children of our community.”
“We are very excited to team up with Imagination Station to make science fun and accessible to our community,” said Martin P. Sutter, president of GenoaBank, “Youth education is fundamental and very near and dear to our hearts, we couldn’t be more pleased to partner with Imagination Station.”
Kelly Kaczala, Press editor, and Melissa Burden, reporter, won a second place in the annual Osman C. Hooper Newspaper Awards for In-Depth reporting sponsored by the Ohio Newspaper Association.
The judges wrote the following about their story headlined, Waiting for the rescue squad, “The reporters turned to a standard news story about a local man who may have died due to slow response from local emergency services, casting a spotlight on serious problems faced by the cash-strapped local fire department to maintain adequate staffing levels. The depth of the initial reporting, and coverage of numerous public meetings in which the issue was debated, provide a compelling example of solid, hard-hitting community journalism.”
The Press also won a third place in Special Publications for its visitors guide entitled The Biggest Week in American Birding, which was produced for the Black Swamp Bird Observatory.
The Press competes in the large weekly newspaper category for papers with a circulation of more than 10,500.
At the clubs
Dean Monske, president and CEO of the Regional Growth Partnership, will speak about economic development in East Toledo and Oregon to members of the East Toledo Club Thurs., March 15, noon at the Weber Block at Front and Main in East Toledo. The public is invited.
Monske has travelled to China and has been involved in negotiations with Dashing Pacific Group, the Chinese investment firm which purchased The Docks and 69 acres in the Marina District. He will speak about that project as well as address other growth opportunities east of the Maumee River.
The public is invited. The talk will begin at 12:30 following the club’s luncheon, which will be held in the room adjacent to Michael’s Café.
Diane M. Kokinda has been named director of nursing of the Ottawa County Health Department.
Kokinda, a Port Clinton resident, oversees a number of programs including those with emphasis on family planning, home care and community outreach focused on services for teens.
A Danbury High School graduate, Kokinda earned her registered nursing degree at the University of Toledo, Medical College of Ohio. She graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Kokinda has worked for several other area agencies including Home Instead Senior Care, Toledo Hospital and Magruder Hospital. However, she has spent the majority of her nursing career at Firelands Community Hospital in Sandusky.
Jason Fletcher has been named manager of Eggleston Meinert & Pavley’s Millbury Chapel on Woodville Road. He has been a funeral director with the company since 2009. He is a Woodmore High School and Otterbein College graduate. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.