GPA: Terra State Community College to hold Career Fair Sept. 30

Press Staff Writer

        Terra State Community College will host a career fair Wednesday, Sept. 30 in the Student Activities Center on the college’s Fremont Campus. The event is open to the public.
        To maintain COVID-19 social distancing protocols and to be available for those with varying work schedules, there will be two sessions. The first session will run from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and the second will run from 5-7 p.m.
        More than 15 businesses will be on hand to speak with job seekers.
        The Kern Center for Workforce and Community Education will offer free workshops on résumé writing and interviewing skills, customer service skills and information on the apprenticeship program. Workshops will last one hour and will take place from 2-4 p.m. Attendees can pre-register for up to two workshops.
        Pre-registration is encouraged by visiting and searching for courses containing the code ‘FCFAIR’ or by calling the Kern Center at 419-559-2464. Those who pre-register may submit their résumés, which will be available to employers to review before the start of the event.
        There are still spots open for employers. Register by calling the Kern Center at 419-559-2464.
        Masks are required and guests can enter through the General Technologies Building entrance or the Marsha S. Bordner Arts and Health Technologies Center entrance. The entrance to the Student Activities Center is currently closed. Guests will sign in and receive a temperature check upon entering.
        The following employers will be on hand seeking to fill positions:
        • Quality Steel Corp. – MIG welding.
        • Blanchard Valley Health System – RNs, LPNs, STNAs.
        • Clouse Construction – General construction laborers, steel erectors, concrete placers, excavators and carpentry.
        • ProMedica – RNs, medical laboratory technicians, phlebotomists, medical assistants, housekeepers, dietary, and more.
        • Renhill HR on Demand – CNC, machine operators, janitors, forklift drivers, warehouse associates, general laborers, housekeeping, press operators and quality inspectors.
        • Time Staffing – Warehouse, assembly inspection and machine operation
        •  Schwan’s Home Service – Senior material handlers and route sales representatives.
        •  Kenneth G. Myers Construction Co., Inc.
        •  Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
        •  Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare – STNAs, LPNs, food service workers and housekeepers/custodians.
        •  Style Crest, Inc. – Packers, warehouse maintenance and drivers.
        •  Whirlpool Corporation, Clyde Division – Assembly, electricians and maintenance.
        •  Standard Technologies – Welders, maintenance, engineers, powder coaters and CNC operators.
        •  NSG Glass North America – Full-time production/manufacturing and full-time skilled trades.
        •  Magruder Hospital.
Betty’s spaghetti dinner to go
        Northwood Athletic Boosters will present “Betty’s Spaghetti Dinner to Go,” Sunday, Sept. 27 from noon-4 p.m. at Northwood Local Schools, 700 Lemoyne Rd.
        The carryout-only dinner will feature spaghetti, salad, breadstick and dessert. The cost is $9 per dinner for those who purchase tickets in advance, and $10 on the day of the dinner.
        Buy tickets online at
Oak Harbor Spirit Week
        Sept. 28 through Oct. 2 is Spirit Week at Oak Harbor High School.
        The themes are Monday-Pajama day; Tuesday-Twin Day; Wednesday-Jersey Day; Thursday-Throwback Thursday (dress from a different decade) and Friday-Rocket Spirit Day.
        A pep rally will be held for juniors and seniors only on Thursday afternoon from 2:10-2:40 outside the bleachers at the football stadium, weather permitting. The band will play, some OHHS staff members will compete in a game, the Homecoming Court will be on hand and the King and Queen will be crowned.
BGSU virtual Homecoming
        For years, BGSU Homecomings have been an opportunity for alumni and friends to return to Bowling Green and revisit the University they love.
        In the interest of public health, the university decided not to move forward with an in-person homecoming in 2020. Instead, BGSU announced a virtual Homecoming experience, taking place Oct. 1-4.
        “We are planning many events to bring BGSU Homecoming to you, no matter where you are,” said BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers, Ph.D.
        Highlights of the event include:
        • A virtual Falconland experience.
        • Run the Freddie and Frieda 5K.
        • Online mini-master classes offered by BGSU faculty.
        • A live, virtual chat with Freddie, Frieda and SICSIC.
        “We are hosting activities and experiences such as virtual escape rooms, yoga and meditation, music playlists by decades, mail-in arts and crafts, TED Talks and podcasts recommended by our faculty and staff, cooking lessons by BGSU Dining, social media contests and more,” Rogers said.
        This year, the university is also kicking off BGSU One Day: The Homecoming Edition. The day of giving will start Thursday, Oct. 1 at 6 a.m. and run for 36 hours. “For those who are able, I hope you join me in supporting our current and future students. This is our fourth year hosting One Day, and it has become such a great tradition to champion BGSU, a public university for the public good,” Rogers said.
        More information is available on the Homecoming website
Owens launches Spring Start Scholarship
        Owens Community College is offering members of the Class of 2020 the opportunity to continue their academic path at Owens with the Spring Start: High School Class of 2020 Scholarship.
        This scholarship is a $500 non-need-based award intended to provide new graduates whose educational plans may have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic the assistance they need to start their journey in the spring and keep their education on track. Eligible students would be awarded a scholarship for the 2021 Spring Semester. An additional $250 scholarship would be awarded for the 2021 Summer semester to those Spring 2021 scholarship recipients who continue to meet eligibility requirements.
        “With this unique initiative Owens hopes to demonstrate to our area high schools and community the college’s ongoing commitment to increasing college enrollment and student success as part of our strategic plan and our critical role in the Northwest Ohio higher education ecosystem,” said Amy K. Giordano, vice president, Enrollment Management and Student Services.
        A recent survey by Junior Achievement and Citizens Bank (COVID Impact Survey) found that nearly half of high school juniors and seniors (44%) say COVID-19 has impacted their plans to pay for college. The survey also found that 30% say that COVID-19 is impacting their expected college start date. 
        Owens enrollment trends show that these uncertainties especially affect the direct-from-high-school students from the larger, public urban high schools, with these student numbers behind prior year enrollment trends. With this new scholarship, Owens aims to provide students who delayed their college career this additional financial assistance and wrap-around support services to help ensure they don’t find themselves falling behind in their educational journey.
        “This scholarship, open to all eligible students regardless of need, will reduce Owens already low cost for the 2021 Spring Semester,” said Giordano.
        Requirements for the new scholarship are:
        • Must be a member of the Class of 2020 from Owens’ legal service district (Lucas, Wood, Hancock and parts of Ottawa and Sandusky counties) who have not yet enrolled in college or university post-graduation.
        • Must be enrolled in 12 credit hours as of Spring 2021 census date.
        • Must be degree or certificate-seeking.
        • Must have completed FAFSA on file.
        For Summer 2021, students must be enrolled in six credit hours, and maintaining a 2.0 GPA.
        For more details, email
Terra State testing center reopens
        The testing center at Terra State Community College in Fremont reopened Sept. 24. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
        Terra State is a certified Pearson Vue testing center and can proctor more than 300 different tests, including the NCLEX and GED. There is a $25 fee for proctored tests for those who are not students at Terra State.
        The center is also available to proctor testing for other schools and offers testing accommodation services for Terra State students. A full list of Pearson Vue certifications and licensure exams can be found online at
        The center is located within the Academic Services Center, in the General Technologies building. Masks are required while on campus. All areas and computer labs are laid out to maintain social distancing.
        Guests will sign in and receive a temperature check upon entering the building.
        To schedule an appointment, call 419-559-2139 or by visiting


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