Memorial Day Parade
Twin Valley South boys’ and girls’ track teams followed up their sweep of the Cross County Conference Championships with a sweep of the OHSAA District titles this past week. South’s girls’ squad dominated the meet scoring 103.5 points. Miami Valley was second with 84. The TVS boys edged Dixie by one point, 109-108, to take the top spot in the standings. MORE PHOTOS
University of Findlay announces local graduates
FINDLAY, OH -- More than 400 graduates were awarded degrees for spring during The University of Findlay's commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 2.
Local students include: Nichole Hall of West Alexandria, Ohio, 45381, received the following: bachelor of science in medical laboratory science. Marisa Lee of Eldorado, Ohio, 45321, received the following: bachelor of science in animal science.
The University of Findlay is a comprehensive university with a hands-on approach to learning located in Findlay, Ohio, approximately 45 miles south of Toledo. With a total enrollment of 4,000 full-time and part-time students, The University of Findlay is known for its innovative, career-oriented programs in nearly 80 programs including bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs. UF has been nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. For more information, visit www.findlay.edu.
Look out for scams! Fraud Prevention Meeting schedule
Scammers use a variety of tactics to make their offers seem legitimate. Their initial contact usually occurs by telephone, letters, door-to-door solicitations, flyers, e-mails and phony Web sites. They often try to convince consumers to send them money or give personal information, such as bank account numbers and Social Security numbers.
Protect Yourself: Stay informed about the latest and most common consumer scams by attending a Fraud Prevention Meeting at the Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton, Ohio on Friday, July 10th at 9:00 am. The meeting will be presented by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and AARP. This informational meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.
ODNR: Ohio boaters rewarded for safety efforts
COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio State Parks is offering discounted stays at state park lodges and state-operated campgrounds for Ohio boaters who participate in the vessel safety check program, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
“ODNR wants to reward safe boaters who participate in our free vessel safety checks by offering discounts at our Ohio State Park campgrounds and lodges,” said Mike Miller, chief of the ODNR Division of Watercraft. “We believe this is a great incentive for adding a vessel safety check to a boater’s annual safety checklist.”
ODNR officers are available to perform courtesy vessel safety checks scheduled at the convenience of boaters. The goal of the vessel safety checks is to help make boating as safe as possible for Ohio boaters, their families and their friends, through education on the safety requirements of boating in Ohio.
Ohio boaters who wish to receive the discounts can contact a local field office to schedule a vessel safety check by calling during normal business hours to find out where and when to schedule a safety check with an officer on evenings or weekends. Visit watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/safetycheck for contact information.
After participating in a free vessel safety check, boaters will be given a discount coupon that can be used at any Ohio State Park campground for 50 percent off a second night’s camping fee with the purchase of a first night. This discount is not valid on holiday weekends. This discount coupon can also be used at Ohio State Park lodges for staying two nights, Sunday through Thursday, and receive 25 percent off a lodge stay at Burr Oak, Deer Creek, Hueston Woods, Maumee Bay, Mohican, Punderson, Salt Fork or Shawnee lodges. Additionally, boaters with the discount coupon can save 10 percent off regular room rates at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake (not valid on packages).
Early Bird Farmers Market