GPA: College Night of Sandusky County set

Press Staff Writer

        Terra State Community College will host College Night of Sandusky County Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. at The Neely Center, 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont. Admission is free and open to the public.
        The event will provide an opportunity for high school students and college transfer students to learn more about their opportunities across our area.
        More than 50 higher education institutions from Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky and as far away as Florida will be in attendance to provide information and answer questions about their programs and admissions processes.
        Terra State representatives will also be in attendance to discuss College Credit Plus and financial aid opportunities.
        “This event is a great way for all students to look at their options and find the best fit. College representatives will be there to answer questions about their programs, housing, financial aid, student life and transfer opportunities,” said Terra State Admissions Advisor Kyleigh Lash.
        Students who are interested in attending may register and find a full list of attending institutions at
        Opportunities are still available for university and college representatives to register to attend. Registration closes Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. and is $35, to offset costs of table rentals, advertising of the event and provided dinner costs.
Terra State Career Fairs
        Terra State Community College will host its fall career fair in separate events.
        “After speaking with numerous employers from our last event, we took their feedback to try breaking this event into several industry-specific events in hopes of reaching not only more students, but more community members in search of specific types of positions. This will allow for a more specialized event,” said Holly Hoffman, coordinator of community education.
        The schedule includes:
        • Allied Health, Nursing and Science – Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Building D. More than eight businesses are attending, including Bellevue Hospital, MercyHealth, ProMedica and more.
        • Liberal Arts, Business and Law Enforcement – Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Building B. Businesses scheduled to attend include Mad River Harley-Davidson, Concordance Healthcare Solutions and Catawba Island Club.
        Manufacturing and Skilled Trades career fair was held Sept. 21.
        Visit for a full list of employers who are attending each session.
        Career fair dates are open to the public. Masks are required inside campus buildings. There is no registration for job seekers to attend. Job seekers who are not comfortable attending in person but would still like to be a candidate for any position, may send a resume and cover letter to before the event. The Kern Center will submit them to employers for virtual interviews.
        The Kern Center will also host a free workshop Sept. 30 from 9-10 a.m., for those who are looking for more guidance on how to attend a career fair. Email, call 419-559-2464 or stop by The Kern Center in B104 to reserve a spot.
Ranger Roundup Reunion
        Plans are under way for the Northwood High School Ranger Roundup Reunion 2023, for alumni from 1940-1975.
        A class representative is needed for 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, and 1975.
        Show your Ranger Spirit and volunteer to represent your class. Email your name and contact info to to volunteer or to be added to the invite list.
Reunion planned
        Genoa High School Class of 1961 is planning a reunion Saturday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Joanne (Riedeman) Luebke barn, 18620 Moline-Martin Rd., Martin. For more information, call 419-343-9698.

Cardinal Stritch plans
Mass, dinner celebration

        In celebration of its 60th year as a school, Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy will celebrate Mass with Bishop Daniel Thomas on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. in the school gymnasium. All are welcome to attend Mass.
        The anniversary celebration will continue following Mass, with a prepaid ticketed event in the Cardinal Café. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., with dinner following at 6:30 p.m. Bishop Thomas will give the keynote address following dinner and will speak about the rich history of Cardinal Stritch and the role it has played in Catholic education over the years. Dinner will be catered by Michael’s Gourmet Catering.
        Visit to learn more.
Small Business Basics
        The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, three-hour seminars, which will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.
        “Small Business Basics” seminars will help entrepreneurs 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.
        Seminars will be offered at the Doepker Leadership & Entrepreneurial Center, Building B, Room 103 at Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont on the following dates:
        • Wednesday, Oct. 6, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
        • Wednesday, Oct. 20, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
        To register or for more information, contact Bill Auxter, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center, at 419-559-2210 or
Cruise-In Car Show
        The Transportation programs at Penta Career Center will host their 10th Annual Cruise-In Car Show, Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 5-8 p.m. on the Penta campus, located at 9301 Buck Rd. in Perrysburg.
        All types of vehicles and motorcycles are welcome to participate. Vehicle owners will be admitted free when they bring a non-perishable food item or a personal hygiene item to donate to the Penta Pantry, which helps Penta students and their families who need assistance.
        Awards will be presented to vehicle owners in the following categories: Penta Alumni, Superintendent’s Choice and Best Motorcycle.
        The Cruise-In will also include music and door prizes.
        Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students will present activities for children in the “Kids Garage” area. Food will be available for purchase from several food trucks.
        SkillsUSA, a leadership organization for career-technical education students, is co-sponsoring the event. For more information, call 419-666-1120, ext. 1428 or email
        The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library offers free, recorded stories for children, teens, and adults.
        Listen by phone any time of day or night by calling 419-745-9700 and choose your age group and story. Stories are updated every two weeks.
Owens Community College,
Siena Heights University
sign transfer agreement

        Owens Community College and Siena Heights University signed an articulation agreement on Sept. 2, creating a seamless transfer path for Owens graduates to complete their bachelor’s degree online with the four-year university located in Adrian, Michigan.
        The articulation agreement is designed to provide Owens Community College graduates equal consideration with other students seeking admission and financial aid. Credit completed at Owens will transfer toward a SHU baccalaureate degree in Applied Science, Business Administration and Community and Human Services.
        The agreement also provides eligible full-time Owens Community College employees a discounted tuition rate for SHU undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
        For the eighth consecutive year, SHU’s undergraduate Online Learning Program was ranked nationally by the U.S. News and World Report. For the fifth consecutive year, Siena Heights was top-rated in Michigan among all institutions. Siena Heights tied for 34th among all public and private institutions.


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