GPA: E. Toledo-Oregon Kiwanis Club plans scholarship golf outing

Press Staff Writer

        The East Toledo-Oregon Kiwanis Club will hold its 24th annual scholarship golf outing on Friday, July 28 at Eagles Landing Golf Course, 5530 Bay Shore Rd., Oregon.
        Registration for the Thomas E. Lorenz Memorial Golf Outing will begin at 11 a.m. The four-person scramble will kick off with a shotgun start at noon. Mulligans will be available. A cash beverage cart will be available on the course. The event will also include contest holes and skins.
        Prizes will be awarded to:
        • First- and second-place teams.
        • The longest putt.
        • The longest drive.
        • Closest to the pin.
        There will also be door prizes and a prize auction.
        The entry fee is $85 per person and $320 per foursome, which includes greens fees and cart, a 50/50 raffle, putting contest, hot dog lunch and hamburger dinner. Reservations are required by July 20. Call John Eisenhart at 419-346-0231 to register or for more information.
        In the past three years, the Kiwanis Club has supported “Connecting Kids to Meals” both financially and by volunteering. The organization provides nutritious meals to hungry children at no cost during the summer months and in partnership with afterschool programming.
        The club also financially supports the Miracle League, Eastern Community YMCA, Clay High School, Let’s Build Beds, Care-A-Van, Clay High School Operation Graduation and Culinary Arts Program and Oregon Health and Welfare.
        Sponsorships include a Key Club at Northwood High School and a K-Kids Club at Starr Elementary.
Motorcycle Training Courses
        With summer officially here, Owens Community College wants to make sure motorcyclists are safe on the road through Motorcycle Training Courses.
        In 2022, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported 4,096 crashes involving motorcycles, a 3 percent increase from 2021.
        Owens’ Workforce and Community Services is offering Motorcycle Safety Training courses until mid-October. Although seats are limited and classes fill, space may be available on a standby basis.
        No experience is necessary to take the course. The only requirement is a valid two-wheel temporary instruction permit identification card at the beginning of the class.
        In the training, students will be required to complete four hours in the classroom and then 12 hours of riding at the Owens Community College Toledo-area Campus. Motorcycles are provided during the course; students are required to provide all their own gear.
        Once successfully completed, students earn a 60-day BMV skill test waiver for a motorcycle endorsement.
        The cost to participate is $50.
        For more information, call the college’s Workforce and Community Services at 567-661-7357.
        To register, visit and specify Wood County. Owens Community College is one of the few Motorcycle Ohio safety training sites in Northwest Ohio.
Aspire Program enrolling
        The Vanguard Sentinel Aspire Program is accepting new students.
        Classes help students improve reading, math, writing and basic skills. “We are prepared to help adult learners improve academic skills and to create a pathway to a better future,” said Emily Woodland, Aspire coordinator.
        Upcoming orientations are scheduled in Oak Harbor, Fremont, Fostoria and Oak Harbor. Aspire classes are free for adults interested in obtaining a GED or improving their skills in preparation for college, a career, an apprenticeship, a certificate training program or additional workforce training.
        Orientation to the Aspire program is required before starting classes. During orientation, students work with an instructor to set goals, complete placement testing, and develop an individualized learning plan. The next orientation dates are:
        • Oak Harbor: Ottawa County Resource Centre, July 18, 20 and 25 at 9 a.m.
        • Fremont: Vanguard Adult Workforce Development Center, July 11, 13 and 18 at 9 a.m. or 5 p.m.
        • Fostoria Learning Center: July 11, 13 and 18 at 12:30 or 5 p.m.
        Call 419-334-6901, ext. 2700 to learn more about getting started with Aspire classes. Staff members will offer registration assistance.
        English for Speakers of Other Languages
         The Vanguard Sentinel Aspire Program also offers ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes for English language learners. Classes are held in Sandusky, Seneca, and Hancock counties. Prior to enrollment, language testing and orientation must be completed.
        Call 419-334-6901, ext. 2700 to register in Fremont or 419-788-0177 to register in Fostoria or Findlay.
‘The College Tour’ to share Owens story
        Owens Community College will be Ohio’s first community college featured on “The College Tour” series that airs on 28 streaming services including Amazon Prime Video. A casting call for students is ongoing with filming scheduled for this summer.
        “It’s exciting for our students, faculty and staff to be the first Ohio community college on ‘The College Tour.’ The show’s producers will go behind the scenes to show all that Owens has to offer,” said Tasha Hussain Black, vice president of strategic initiatives, marketing and communications.
        “The College Tour” is a series of 30-minute episodes featuring colleges and universities from across the United States. Each episode takes a deeper dive into what life is like on the respective campus. The show, hosted by Alex Boylan, looks at academics, housing, sports, activities and much more.
        “In our newly adopted strategic plan we identified the objective of telling the Owens story and by partnering with The College Tour, we will be able to share the dynamic student experience with not only the northwest Ohio region, but also the entire world,” she added.
        “The College Tour” will be at campus locations filming July 31-Aug. 4. The episode will be available for viewing at the end of the year.
        Visit to learn more.
R.C. Waters principal departing
        R.C. Waters Elementary School Principal Dawn Bryant will be accepting an elementary principal position with Perrysburg Schools next year.
        “For eight years, Bryant served Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools as a committed, forward-thinking, and loyal leader at our K-3 building,” Superintendent Guy Parmigian said. “Her leadership reflected a strong ethical commitment to provide the best educational opportunities to students, and she will be greatly missed. We all wish her the best as she takes on a new leadership adventure in Perrysburg.”
        Angie Lipstraw will step up as the new principal of R.C. Waters Elementary and Oak Harbor Middle School/Intermediate School (grades K-6). Lipstraw joined B-C-S Schools in 2004 as a second-grade teacher, and in 2015 became assistant principal at R.C. Waters. She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education from Bowling Green State University. “Mrs. Lipstraw is a highly committed and student-centered educational leader, and we look forward to the great things ahead for our K-6 students under her leadership,” Parmigian said.
Eastwood staffing changes
        The Eastwood Local School District Board has approved the hiring of the following new coaches and teachers:
        • Drew Lashaway – Former Eastwood State Champion wrestler Drew Lashaway will be taking over the wrestling program. He is a tremendous young man with the passion and energy for the job. He has coached at the HS and collegiate level as well as with the biddy program. I am excited to see how the next generation of wrestlers grows and develops.
        • Ashley Post – Ashley will be teaching math next year at the HS mainly. She taught in southwest Ohio last year and is a graduate of BGSU and Coldwater HS. Her parents are both educators.
        • Stacey Strohshine – Stacey will be our new HS guidance counselor. She has experience teaching math at the HS and college level and comes to us from Springfield HS where she was a guidance counselor. She has extensive experience with college credit plus which will be an asset to our students.
        • Zach Morris – Zach has been hired as an Intervention Specialist at the HS. He has been an Intervention Specialist at Clay HS and will also be helping our Boy’s Soccer program. Another enthusiastic hire and looking forward to his work with our students.
Woodward High celebrating 100 years
        Calvin M. Woodward High School will be celebrating 100 years Saturday, Oct. 21 from 5:15 to 11 p.m. at the Glass City Center, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo.
        The evening celebration will include appetizers, dinner, dancing and a cash bar. The cost is $50 per person. Reservations are required by Monday, Sept. 11.
        A block of rooms has been reserved for the celebration at the Hilton Garden Inn Toledo, 101 N. Summit St., adjacent to the Glass City Center.
        To register, visit For more information, call 419-671-6000, email or find Alumni and Friends of Calvin M. Woodward High School on Faecebook.


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