GPA - Terra State Community College Spring Job Fair March 3

        Terra State Community College will host its annual Spring Job Fair Tuesday, March 3 in the Student Activities Center on the Fremont campus.
        The fair, which will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., is free and open to the public.
        “We’re expecting 70-90 employers this year,” says Joan Gamble, Terra State Coordinator of Career Services.
        Job seekers wishing to attend need not register. “We encourage those looking for jobs to dress to impress and to bring plenty of resumes,” Gamble says. “Types of businesses participating include industrial, agricultural, HVAC, financial services, hospitality, medical, telecommunication and law enforcement/security - these are only a few that will be at the fair.”
        To see a list of participating employers, visit
        For additional information, contact Gamble at 419-559-2522 or
Lake spring musical to be “Shrektacular”
        Lake High School students will present their spring musical production, “Shrek The Musical,” March 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. and March 7 and 8 at 2 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
        The production follows the story of Shrek the ogre, who has been feared by others his entire life. Suddenly one day, his swamp is overrun by fairytale creatures who had been kicked out of their homes by the tiny-tempered Lord Farquaad. Determined to get his swamp back, he sets off to Duloc to speak with Farquaad. Farquaad agrees to give the fairytale creatures their homes back if Shrek can rescue the fair Princess Fiona. Along his journey, Shrek discovers something about himself that he would have never imagined, and helps others to do the same.
        This story is based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig.
        Tickets will be available at the door, although all seats are reserved. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors over 60 years old. For ticket reservations and for more information, visit
Administrator resigns
        On Jan. 30, Terra State Community College administrator Jerry Buccilla submitted his resignation effective Feb. 28, after he was placed on administrative leave since Jan. 9.
        “We are thankful to Jerry for his efforts launching Titan intercollegiate athletics and his work in the financial affairs area,” Terra State Community College President Dr. Ron Schumacher said.
        “My resignation is tendered with a heavy heart, in part because of the high regard and affection I have formed for the school and its value and importance to the community,” said Buccilla.
        In this period, the college is providing a smooth transition of roles. Jacque Foos, interim vice president of financial affairs, and Frank Gioffre, head women’s basketball coach, are stepping in to cover Buccilla’s responsibilities.
        The decision to place Buccilla on administrative leave was a result of interactions with him subsequent to a misdemeanor assault charge levied against Buccilla in August 2019.
        Buccilla was hired by the college in 2019 as head men's basketball coach, athletic director and co-interim vice-president of financial affairs.
Owens to host free band concert
        The 70 musicians of the Owens Community College and Toledo Polish-American Concert Bands will present a free band concert Sunday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m. in the Owens Community College Theater.
        This “side-by-side” concert will feature marches including “Aces High” and “Kentucky Sunrise,” hits from “The Golden Age of Broadway,” music from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Cats,” saxophone and trombone features, Irish music for St. Patrick’s Day and much more.
        Free refreshments will be served in the theater lobby following the program. For additional information, call Owens Community College Department of Fine & Performing Arts at 567-661-7081.
Small Business Basics
        The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour “Small Business Basics” designed to answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.
        This seminar will help entrepreneurs avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Attendees will learn the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.
        The March schedule includes:
        • Wednesday, March 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (conference room), 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.
        • Wednesday, March 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Terra State Community College (Building B, Room 103), 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont.
        To register or for more information, contact Bill Auxter, Ohio Small Business Development Center director, at 419-559-2210 or
Owens accredited through 2030
        Owens Community College has received notification from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association that the academic institution’s accreditation has been reaffirmed through 2030.
        Owens has been accredited continuously through the Higher Learning Commission since 1976.
        The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, accounting for 19 states.
        By law, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) relies in part on accrediting agencies to determine eligibility for U.S. government assistance under certain legislation. HLC is among these governmentally recognized authorities and seeks renewal of ED recognition at least every five years.
        Visit for more details.
Two Villages to present
town hall on kids’ anxiety
        On Sunday, March 1, Two Villages will host a Town Hall meeting taking a look at anxiety in children.
        The event, “Addressing Anxiety: Helping Your Child Manage,” will be held from 1-3 p.m. in the Woodmore Elementary Middle School.
        Panelists Carla Smith, M.Ed., Special Education Director at Woodmore; Pat Hardy LISW-S, Mental Health Coordinator at Firelands Recovering and Counseling in Fremont and, Erin Carroll, LISW-S, Director of Clinical Services at RFS Behavioral Health in Toledo will present current information and answer questions from the audience.
        The panel will address several common concerns of parents and teachers regarding anxiety in children, including but not limited to:
        • Why are children anxious?
        • Are stress and anxiety the same?
        • How does trauma (real or virtual) factor in?
        • How do children learn to handle anxiety?
        • How are anxieties prevented and treated?
        Parents, grandparents, teachers and leaders of youth activities from Woodmore and surrounding communities are invited to this free event.
        Two Villages formed in 2009 as a response to the loss of young lives in local communities. As a grassroots group in the Woodmore community, Two Villages hosts a variety of events which focus on creating an environment where it is possible to raise healthy and resilient children.
        More details are available by contacting Jayne Klett at
 Zoo Job Fair
        The Toledo Zoo will host a job fair on Wednesday, March 4 from 3-7 p.m. to fill more than 200 part-time and seasonal positions.
        The Zoo is looking to hire outgoing individuals with customer-focused attitudes to fill a variety of guest service positions.
        Job fair attendees are asked to park in the Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot, enter through the main gates and follow the signs to the Malawi Event Center. Zoo parking and admission fees will not apply. Business casual attire is preferred. Attendees are requested to bring a professional resume or completed Zoo application, available at The last walk-in time will be 6:45 p.m.
        Most positions require a minimum age of 16, however, some require candidates to be 21 with a valid driver’s license. Those interested must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays. Some positions may also require working in all weather conditions, the ability to stand for extended periods of time and extensive walking on Zoo grounds.
        For more details, email or refer to for details and position descriptions.
        Toledo Zoo provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
Congressional Art Competition
        Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) has announced details for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition.
        High school students who live or attend school in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District are encouraged to submit a piece of art for this year’s competition.
        The Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
        The deadline for submission is Tuesday, March 3. All artwork will be displayed at Owens Community College in Perrysburg Township.
        The winning piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for one year, and three honorable mention pieces will be displayed in Congressman Latta’s three district offices. Submissions can be dropped off at any of those offices, including the local office at 1045 N. Main St., Suite 6, Bowling Green.
        Each student is allowed one entry. Eligible artwork includes:
        • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
        • Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers.
        • Collages: must be two dimensional.
        • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints.
        • Mixed media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, etc.
        • Computer-generated art.
        • Photography.
        All entries must meet the following criteria:
        • The submission must be two dimensional.
        • If selected as the winning piece, artwork must arrive in Washington, D.C., framed.
        • The submission must be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep, including the frame. It also must have a wire attached to the back suitable for hanging on a wall.
        • The submission must not weigh more than 15 pounds.
        • The submission must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed. Work entered must be in the original medium; that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing. Framing rules apply only to the winning artwork.
        District staff is also available to pick up artwork from students. For more info or to obtain an entry form or to arrange a pick-up time, call 419-422-7791.      
        More details are also available at
Owens trustees named
to board leadership
        Owens Community College has named Mary Beth Hammond and Dr. Srini Hejeebu to serve as the chair and vice chair for the College’s board of trustees.
        Hammond and Hejeebu were elected to their positions by their fellow colleagues during a recent Owens board of trustees meeting and will serve one-year terms.
        Initially appointed to the board in December 2013, Hammond, currently serves as senior private banker at Fifth Third Bank in Findlay and has more than 30-years of financial experience. She supports multiple non-profit organizations, is a past president of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute. Additionally, Hammond is an Athena recipient in Wood and Hancock counties.
        Hejeebu, a Sylvania resident, was also appointed to the board of trustees in December 2013. He is currently a professor of Medicine at the University of Toledo and an internist at the University of Toledo Medical Center.
        The College’s board of trustees is currently comprised of nine community leaders from Lucas, Wood and Hancock counties who are appointed by the governor of Ohio for six-year terms.
        In addition to Hammond and Hejeebu, board members include Charles L. Bills of Findlay, Jason W. Johnson of Toledo, Karil M. Morrissey of Perrysburg, Edwin J. Nagle of Perrysburg, Richard Rowe Jr. of Findlay, Rita L. Russell of Toledo and Diana H. (Dee) Talmage of Toledo.
Military Service
Academy nominations
        U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) encouraged Ohioans interested in 2021 admission to U.S. Military Service Academies to apply to each senator’s office for a congressional nomination.
        “It is a distinct honor and privilege to nominate a number of Ohio’s top students for entry into one of our nation’s service academies,” said Portman. “Our nation has never had to look further than the Buckeye State to find those individuals who exhibit the sterling qualities of leadership, daring, and the sense of adventure needed to excel at U.S. service academies.”
        “Ohio’s students have the integrity, courage, and knowledge needed to enroll in our nation’s prestigious military academies and I am honored to nominate students for this high honor,” said Brown. “These academies develop the next generation of leaders who will serve our country as military officers and national leaders.”
        Each year, Portman and Brown nominate up to 10 students for each service academy: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
        Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements should send their completed application packet to Portman’s Columbus office and to Brown’s Cleveland office no later than Sept. 18. The application process is time-intensive. Applicants should plan well in advance.
        For more information or to request an application, visit or Inquiries can also be directed to Portman’s Academy Coordinator at the Columbus office 1-800-205-OHIO and to Brown’s Academy Coordinator at the Cleveland office 1-888-896-6446.
        Portman and Brown will co-host United States Service Academy seminars throughout the state for all students who are interested in learning about the application processes. Locally, a seminar will be held Thursday, April 16, at Anthony Wayne High School, Senior Commons, 5967 Finzel Rd., Whitehouse. Registration and an open house will be held from 5:30-6 p.m. A presentation will follow from 6-8 p.m.


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