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Redfern to hold town hall meetings in Genoa and Oak Harbor

On Friday, June 6, State Representative Chris Redfern will host two town hall discussions in Ottawa County. From 10-11:30 a.m. Redfern will be at the Village of Genoa Council Chambers located at 102 E. Sixth Street, Genoa. Then starting at 12 p.m. he will be at the Oak Harbor Public Library located at 147 W. Main Street, Oak Harbor.

Redfern holds town hall meetings throughout Erie and Ottawa Counties to listen to constituents’ ideas, concerns and feedback. Rep. Redfern will also provide a brief overview of actions in the legislature for area residents to learn about and discuss state legislative issues. The event is free and open to the public.

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American Red Cross Babysitter Training in Genoa

American Red Cross Babysittter Training will be offered to students residing in the Genoa School District on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and 23, 2:30–5:30 p.m.  Students must attend both sessions.  Registration forms are available in the middle school office, or by calling 419-855-7741, ext.31203. Class size is limited to the first 15 registered students.  Registration deadline is Thursday, April 17.

This training is offered at no cost to students thanks to a generous grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation.  Space is limited to the first 15 registrations. Participants should be 11-13 years old and are asked to pack a sack lunch. 

American Red Cross Babysitter Training helps students prepare for the unexpected and respond to emergencies in a calm and confident manner.  This course teaches leadership skills, safe play, basic first aid, rescue breathing, and how to clear an obstructed airway.  Safety precautions regarding severe weather events are also a part of the curriculum.

Students who are left in charge of their younger siblings after school and on weekends, as well as those left in self-care, find Babysitter’s Training to be a resource to develop the necessary skills needed to increase their self-confidence. 

Participants receive a take home handbook with a DVD and a certification card upon completion.

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Firelands Regional Medical Center to Acquire The Giving Tree

Firelands Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce it will be acquiring The Giving Tree, a provider of mental health, drug and alcohol and behavioral health services in Ottawa County. The Giving Tree will be managed by Firelands beginning Jan. 1 and will officially become Firelands Regional Medical Center Counseling and Recovery Services of Ottawa County on April 1, 2014. Services will continue to be offered at The Giving Tree’s current locations in Port Clinton, Oak Harbor and Genoa.   

Most importantly, care provided to clients served by The Giving Tree will not see an interruption of their care during the transition. Clients will continue to be served by a local provider which receives the same local funding as The Giving Tree and operates under similar policies and procedures as The Giving Tree. 

Firelands Regional Medical Center anticipates transitioning the 35 employees of The Giving Tree over to Firelands Regional Medical Center Counseling and Recovery Services of Ottawa County. 

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