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Owens to receive state funds for renovation

State Representatives voted to appropriate over $214,000 in state funds for the renovation of Heritage Hall at Owens State Community College.

The money, including $22,000 in local funding, will go to the development of some 32,000 sq. ft. for additional mixed-use classroom space, completing the final phase of the Heritage Hall Renovation project.

“This is a high priority for the college, and I am pleased that they are able to move forward with the completion of needed updates to Heritage Hall,” said Rep. Chris Redfern (D-Catawba Island). “Owens will be better positioned to meet the needs of faculty and our region’s students.”

The SSOE Group of Toledo will provide engineering services for the renovations and manage construction on the project.

The State Controlling Board also approved the college’s request to transfer approximately $56,000 from the High Bay renovation fund to the Heritage Hall project to ensure its timely completion.

Rep. Redfern serves as one of seven members on the State Controlling Board, a panel tasked with oversight of state spending.

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Owens Winter Pops Concert to honor firefighters, first responders and EMTs

On Sunday, Feb. 23, Owens Community College Concert Band will be performing a Winter Pops Concert at 2:30 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theatre on the Owens Toledo Campus. The free concert will honor and feature firefighters, first responders and EMTs from Lucas, Wood and Ottawa Counties.

A variety of popular music including selections from the Broadway Musicals “My Fair Lady”, “The King and I” and “Grease” along with marches, a trumpet solo, “Crooner’s Serenade”, a big band tribute and more. Complementary refreshments will be served after the concert in the theatre lobby. The theatre is handicapped accessible and there is a lot for parking directly across from the center.

For more information call the Fine and Performing Arts Department of Owens Community College at 567-661-7081.

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