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Terra State to host fifth annual Community Recycling Day

In observance of Earth Day, Terra State Community College is hosting its fifth annual Community Recycling Day. On April 22, Earth Day, from 2 to 6 p.m., area residents can drop off a wide variety of items that will be recycled instead of ending up in landfills.

“This is my first year heading up the community recycling event, and I’m hoping, along with our committee, that we can help to recycle even more than we did last year,” said Michael Ryan, Assistant Professor. “The weather hasn’t been the best the past two years so we’re hoping it’s warm and sunny and people really turn out.”

Electronic items that will be accepted include: computer CPUs, monitors ($5 charge), speakers, keyboards, mouse, electric typewriters, word processors, televisions ($25 charge), sweepers, fans, stereo/boom box, copiers, printers, game consoles, telephones, small kitchen appliances, ham radio equipment and just about anything with a power cord except large kitchen appliances, dehumidifiers, air conditioners and any device containing Freon.

In addition, AccuShred, one of the event’s co-sponsors, will accept confidential papers which will be shredded on site. This is aimed at helping area residents protect themselves from identity theft. Another co-sponsor, the Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Solid Waste District, will accept batteries, including Ni-Cad, Ni-MH, Li-Lon, Ni-Zn, alkaline and sealed/gel cell lead. No wet cell or automotive/marine batteries will be accepted. Another co-sponsor, Goodwill Industries, will accept all kinds of shoes and books as well as clothing in any condition, small housewares, small furniture and aluminum cans.

Turn into the Terra campus at 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont, and follow the recycling day signs. For more information, call Michael Ryan at 419-559-2116.

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Small Business Basics seminars set for May

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars,“Small Business Basics,” that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.

This seminars will teach the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.

The May schedule is:

•Wednesday, May 7–9:30-11:30 a.m. at Ottawa County Improvement Corporation conference room, 8043 W. S.R. 163, Oak Harbor
•Wednesday, May 14–9:30-11:30 a.m. at Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce conference room, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin
•Wednesday, May 21–9:30-11:30 a.m. at Erie County Chamber of Commerce conference room, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky
•Wednesday, May 28–4:30-6:30 p.m. at Terra State Community College, Building A, Room 314, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont

These events are free and open to the public. To register or for more information, call Bill Auxter, Director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College, at 800-826-2431 or 419-559-2210, or contact him by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Phi Theta Kappa induction at Terra State

The Phi Theta Kappa inductees face the audience to thank loved ones for their support.

Sixty-six Terra State Community College students were inducted into membership by the Alpha Mu Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national two-year college honor society, during a ceremony on April 3 at the Fremont campus.

Cindy Carbone, Regional Coordinator for Phi Theta Kappa Ohio Region and Dean of Arts and Sciences at Central Ohio Technical College, was the keynote speaker.  She focused on two aspects of the organization’s mission statement, leadership and service. “You have come to discover and refine your academic and leadership potential,” Carbone said. “Leadership is an art in perpetual motion.”

She told the new inductees that service comes in many forms, and, as Phi Theta Kappans, they must be ready whenever and wherever to serve. “You have to have that sense of optimism of what can be done,” she said. “When you serve, you lead.”

Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages scholarship among associate degree students who are invited to membership on the basis of scholarly achievement, leadership, citizenship, character and faculty recommendation. To be eligible for membership, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 and must have completed at least 12 hours of course work. 

Nina Schyllander, Associate Professor in Mathematics at Terra, serves as the chapter’s advisor and Michelle White, Assistant Professor in Mathematics, serves as a co-advisor.

Area students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa on Sunday are:

Graytown-Qiaoping Rohloff and Michelle Ulrich
Gypsum-Britney Lindemann
Lindsey–Jessica Foos and Abbi Hasselbach
Oak Harbor–Annmarie Detray, Cindy Dunfee and Elizabeth Zelms
Port Clinton–Andrea Dlugoleski, Ariel Gresh, Jamie Kennedy, Stacy Nesbitt, Gabriel Reyna, Heather Dilly and John Jadwisiak

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