GPA - B-C-S Garage Sale

Press Staff Writer

        Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools will hold a garage sale Friday, June 3 from 1-6 PM, and Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the B-C-S Annex Building, located at the corner of Park and Benton Streets.
        Tables, chairs, filing cabinets and more will be available to purchase.
        Separate from the garage sale, the district is accepting sealed bids for higher-value items including:
        • Planer – minimum bid $200.
        • Small Hobart mixer – minimum bid $1,400.
        • Large Hobart mixer – minimum bid $2,700.
        • Salad bar – minimum bid $200.
        Bids must be sent to the attention of B-C-S Superintendent Guy Parmigian by Monday, June 6 at noon.
Northwood to sponsor
Summer Feeding Program

        Northwood Local Schools will sponsor the Summer Feeding Program (SFSP) for Northwood children June 6 through July 29.
        The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered in Ohio by the Ohio Department of Education, Food and Nutrition Service.
        Meals will be prepared by Northwood Food Service Department and will be served from 11-11:45 a.m. at Northwood Local, 600 Lemoyne Rd. and from 11-11:30 a.m. at a satellite location at Brentwood Park, 6000 Wales Rd.
Small Business Basics
        The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, three-hour “Small Business Basics” seminars designed to answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.
        The seminar will help business owners avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Participants will learn the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.
        Classes will be offered at Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont, in the Doepker Leadership & Entrepreneurial Center, Building B, Room 103.
        Dates and times include Wednesday, June 1 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, June 15 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
        To register or for more information, contact Miranda Hoffman, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at 419-559-2210 or
Schedel fun camps
        Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S. Rd., Elmore, will present free fun camps for elementary and middle school students this summer.
        Elementary camps are open to students going into fourth and fifth grades. Middle school camps are open to students going into sixth-eighth grades.
        Camps include:
        • Elementary Science Camp, June 21-24. Morning session runs 10 a.m.-noon; afternoon session runs 1-3 p.m. Participants enjoy outdoor fun while learning about science and nature. There will also be a special presentation from the Harris-Elmore Library and Nature’s Nursery.
        • Middle School Science Camp, June 14-17 or July 12-15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants enjoy outdoor fun while learning about science and nature. There will also be a special presentation from the Harris-Elmore Library and Nature’s Nursery.
        • Art Camp, July 19-21. Elementary session runs 10:30 a.m.-noon. Middle school session runs 1-2:30 p.m. Budding artists will learn new techniques working with clay, alpaca wool, fused glass, acrylics and more.
        Classes are sponsored by GenoaBank, Materion and the Ottawa County Community Foundation.
        Visit for more information and to register.
Cardinal Stritch
Athletic Camps

        The Cardinal Stritch Athletic Department is partnering with its Varsity Athletic programs to offer summer camps for students entering kindergarten through eighth grade for the 2022-2023 school year.
        All students are welcome, regardless of if they are a current Cardinal Stritch student or attend another school. Campers will be given a camp shirt to go along with their training from the coaching staff and current players.
        Campers will be instructed on proper form and technique in a fun and positive environment. All camps are $30. Space is limited. Sign up at
        Camps include:
        • Baseball (incoming 5th-8th graders), June 9-10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
        • Girls Basketball (incoming 4th-8th graders), June 13-14, 5-7 p.m.
        • Football (incoming K-8th graders), June 15-17, 5-7 p.m.
        • Co-ed Soccer (incoming K-8th graders), June 22-24, 5-7 p.m.
        • Boys Basketball (incoming 4th-8th graders), June 27-28, 5:30-7 p.m.       
        • Co-ed Junior Basketball Camp (incoming K-3rd graders), July 7-8, 5:30-7 p.m.
        • Volleyball (incoming K-8th graders), July 13-15, 9-11 a.m.
KidsCollege enrolling
        Terra State Community College will host KidsCollege from July 18-21 on the Fremont campus, 2830 Napoleon Rd.
        KidsCollege, designed for students entering first through eighth grade, offers classes in arts, fitness, food, foreign language, science, technology and more. Students have the opportunity to sign up for a maximum of four classes during the day, and each class is 70 minutes long. Morning and afternoon classes are available.
        More information and a class catalog are available at
        Supervised lunch is available for students registered for all-day programming. Students are required to check in when they arrive for the day or when they return from leaving campus. Students must be picked up at the same entrance no later than 15 minutes after the end of the scheduled session.
        Registration for KidsCollege can be completed online at, via email at or by phone at 419-559-2255. There is a family registration discount of 10% off the total for participants from the same household who register for four or more classes.
Conservation Teen
Advisory Council
accepting applications

        Highly motivated high school students with a passion for Ohio’s outdoors are invited to serve on the Conservation Teen Advisory Council (ConTAC). The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 class of conservationists.
        “I’m so excited to meet a new group of young people who understand the importance of protecting our natural world,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “ConTAC students come to learn from ODNR experts, but these bright, passionate students always bring with them a fresh perspective on the conservation work we do. We appreciate their energy and their drive.”
        ConTAC is a statewide network of student leaders working together to enhance ODNR’s youth outreach and program efforts. Members will develop and implement innovative and practical ideas that empower young people to protect and preserve Ohio’s natural resources. They will also provide feedback and make recommendations to enhance outdoor outreach. Council members also get the chance to explore careers in the natural resources sector and develop valuable networking and leadership skills.
        A new class of 30 teens will be selected to serve on ConTAC for the 2022-2023 academic year. Those selected will join several current members who will continue to serve as the group moves into its third year. Membership will reflect the diverse interests of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the state of Ohio.
        The teams will begin meeting later this summer and will meet monthly, virtually or in-person, depending on health orders.
        Students enrolled in high school for the 2022-2023 school year are eligible to apply. Students interested in ConTAC should visit for information on how to apply. Applications are due by June 20.
Stone Lab Workshops
        Workshops at Stone Lab, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, offer a great way to add some professional development to the summer. This year’s offerings last two to three days, and some workshops offer continuing education contact hours for educators and agency personnel.
        For those looking to expand their professional know-how, Algae Identification (Aug. 8-9) helps prepare water treatment plant operators for harmful algal blooms that may affect their water intakes.
        Fish-Sampling Techniques (Oct. 8-9) was developed with the help of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and is taught with ODNR staff to give job seekers experience with techniques needed for agency employment. Learn more at
        For teachers and other educators, Workshop in Environmental Education: Water and Wildlife (June 6-12) offers a field-based opportunity to receive certifications in “Project Wild,” “Project Wild Aquatic,” “Science & Civics,” “Project Wet” and “Healthy Water, Healthy People.” Scholarship funds to cover workshop fees are available for this class.
        A complete listing of 2022 workshops is available online at Workshop registration occurs on a rolling basis, but early application is recommended to reserve a spot.
        Stone Lab’s for-credit courses, available at, can also be taken as non-credit workshops with approval of the instructor.
        Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is the research, education and outreach facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. The Ohio Sea Grant College Program is part of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 34 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources.
        For information on Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, visit
Ohio Superintendent of
Public Instruction selected

        The State Board of Education of Ohio selected Stephen Dackin as the 39th superintendent of public instruction for Ohio and leader of the Ohio Department of Education.
        With more than 40 years of service in education, Dackin has experience in both postsecondary and pre-K-12 education settings, having served as a school district superintendent, school principal and classroom teacher. He recently served as superintendent of School and Community Partnerships at Columbus State Community College and, prior to that, superintendent of Reynoldsburg City Schools. Dackin and his wife Susan live in Columbus and have two daughters, Jessica and Erika.
        The State Board of Education selected Dackin by a vote of 14 to 4, with one abstention. The start date is yet to be determined.


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