GPA: Terra State to host Spring Career Fair

Press Staff Writer

        Terra State Community College will host a Spring Career Fair Tuesday, March 29, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Activities Center on the college’s Fremont campus. The event is free and open to the public.
        There is no pre-registration required for job seekers. Anyone who is not comfortable visiting the career fair in person but is looking for job opportunities can still send their resume and cover letter to to be forwarded to the businesses in attendance.
        More than 50 area businesses will be available for job seekers. Among those scheduled to attend are:
• Ameriwood Industries
• Bellevue Manufacturing
• Berry Global, Inc.
• Blanchard Valley Health System
• Clouse Construction Corp.
• Fabriweld Corporation
• Great Lakes Community Action Partnership
• Kenneth G. Myers Construction Co., Inc.
• Mercy Health
• National Machinery
• Northern Manufacturing
• NSG Glass North America
• Principle Business Enterprises
• ProMedica
• Quality Steel Corporation
• Taiho Corporation of America
• The Ohio State Highway Patrol
• Webster Industries Inc.
• Wood County Hospital
• Woodbridge Corporation
        Terra State Community College is a two-year accredited, state-supported, residential college located in Fremont,
Ohio. Terra State has a long history of service to the community and providing students with an education that is both
accessible and affordable. Terra State offers 25 applied degrees and 38 certificates to students.
“Celebration of the Arts”
        The Celebration of the Arts is returning to Terra State Community College April 4-11 in the Marsha S. Bordner and Health Technologies Center, Building D.
        The weeklong event showcases the creative work of Terra State students, local artists and writers. Pre-registration is not required.
        “I am excited to announce that the Celebration of the Arts is returning to Terra State this year after a two-year hiatus,” said Adam Hoss, assistant professor of English and head of the event. “This community event showcases the work of local artists alongside the college’s own students, faculty and staff. I urge the community to attend and participate themselves.”
        There is still time to submit work to be featured at the event. Interested participants may contact Hoss at no later than Monday, March 28.
        As part of this year’s festivities, on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m., the community is invited to literature reading, musical performances and digital media presentations in Terra State’s recital hall, Building D, room 122. The event is free and open to the public.
Small business basics
        The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, three-hour seminars, “Small Business Basics,” that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.
        Participants will learn the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.
        April classes will be offered Wednesdays, April 6 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and April 20 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in Terra’s Doepker Leadership & Entrepreneurial Center, Building B, Room 103.
        To register or for more information, contact Miranda Hoffman, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at 419-559-2210 or
Nominations sought
        The Oak Harbor High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is currently looking for nominations for the 2022 Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.
        Nomination forms can be found on the Benton-Carroll-Salem website ( under the “Athletics” tab. Once completed, nomination forms should be emailed to, or submitted to the high school main office.
        Nomination forms must be received by Saturday, April 30 to be considered for induction in 2022.
Be prepared
        Imagination Station is offering Sunday programs to help visitors have fun while preparing for the weird, wacky and worst.
        Survival Sundays feature collaborations with other organizations plus engaging interactive activities at Imagination Station.
        • March 27, noon-5 p.m.: Food, protection and shelter are key to surviving a zombie apocalypse. Stop into the science center to brush up on your survival skills in “Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience” and then tackle how to Build Your Own Bunker with the science center’s signature Big Blue Blocks. Will your shelter withstand the undead?
        Then, get creepy with Toledo School for the Arts. Their talented make-up artists will help you transform into the walking dead.
        • April 10, noon-5 p.m.: Get hands-on with first aid and discover some of the basics that could make the difference in many worst-case scenarios.
        • April 24, noon-5 p.m.: Could you survive in the wild? Where would you find shelter? What would you eat? Explore the outdoors with the Metroparks Toledo. Learn about local plant life and the berries you should pick and the ones that will make you sick.
        Visitors can also explore knot tying – one of the most important skills that everybody should learn. Not only could it help in practical ways, but knot tying can also save lives during an emergency. Check out different kinds of knots and try to tie some yourself.
        Imagination Station, located at 1 Discovery Way, Toledo, provides a critical layer of science enrichment by serving as an educational partner for teachers, schools and parents. It’s with a thoughtful blend of exhibits, experiences, education and excitement that Imagination Station inspires visitors to pursue STEM careers in Northwest Ohio.
        Visit for more details.
Fall classes enrolling
        Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers Adult Workforce Development is accepting registration for the fall semester of Diversified Medical Occupations, a nine-month course designed to prepare individuals for their certification exam, and for an entry-level position as either a medical assistant or phlebotomy technician.
        The fast-paced course begins with an intensive core curriculum; therefore, admission screening is required for entry. The screening is open to individuals who are at least 18 years of age, who have a high school diploma or GED certificate, and have considered a career in the allied healthcare field. The no-obligation test is free.
        Vanguard Adult Workforce Development partners with ASPIRE to offer summer classes for those who need to boost placement scores. These classes are also offered free of charge, with no obligation.
        Financial aid for the program is available to those who qualify. The next class will begin Wednesday, Aug. 31 and will graduate in May 2023.
        For more information, email or call 567-201-2873.
ACES seeking hosts
        American Cultural Exchange Service (ACES) is a not-for-profit, international high school exchange program serving most of Northwest Ohio/Michigan.
        ACES is starting its search for families to host students coming in August.
        For more information, call Val Virag at 419-466-7074 or visit
Scholarship fundraiser
        The Oak Harbor Masonic Lodge #495 will hold its 20th Annual Chicken Bar-B-Que fundraiser Sunday, April 24 at the shelterhouse at Veterans Memorial Park. Proceeds raised from the fundraiser go toward the annual college scholarship offered by the lodge to a graduating Oak Harbor High School senior.
        Meals, prepared by Bar-B-Que Traveler, Inc., of Lacarne, Ohio, will be served carry-out only from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out. Dinners include a half chicken, baked potato, green beans, roll, butter and a brownie. Tickets are $11.
        This dinner is being conducted on a pre-sale basis; however, a limited number of first-come, first-serve meals will be available that day.
        Call Andrew Haley at 419-707-4067 or contact any Masonic Lodge member for tickets.


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