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Reynoldsburg PD to hold blood drive April 21
The Reynoldsburg Division of Police (7240 East Main Street) will host a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. April 21. Contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or Cheryl Kristy at (614) 322.6932 to schedule an appointment.
Democratic Club to meet April 16
The Greater Reynoldsburg Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Reynoldsburg Safety Building, 7240 E. Main St.
Fishers Gardens to host upcoming events
Fishers Gardens, located on S.R. 256 between Main Street and Livingston Avenue in Olde Reynoldsburg, will host several upcoming events for the public:
• Garden Club: 7 p.m. April 13, topic of "Vegetable Gardening"; Learn the basics of vegetable gardening in a casual atmosphere. Fee is a non-perishable food item for the Reynoldsburg Helping Hands food pantry.
• Perennial Gardening: 6:30 p.m. April 16 or 9:30 a.m. April 18; Learn the basics of perennials and perennial gardening. Fee is $15. Call Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation at (614) 322-6806 to sign up.
• Perennials in Pots Make and Take Class: 1 p.m. April 18; Create your own container garden with perennials. Fee is $45, which includes all supplies. Call Fishers Gardens at (614) 861-5700 to sign up.
• Herb tastings and cooking demonstrations: All day, April 18. Free.
• Vegetable Gardening: 6:30 p.m. April 23 or 9:30 a.m. April 25; Learning the basics of vegetable gardening. Cost is $15. Call Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation at (614) 322-6806 to sign up.
• Garden Club: 7 p.m. May 11, topic is "Planting in Unusual Containers"; Learn how to take unusual items and make them into beautiful container gardens (hands on). Fee is non-perishable food item fo rthe Reynoldsburg Helping Hands food pantry.
Levy estimates on auditor's Web site
Franklin County voters will decide several tax levies in the upcoming May 5 primary election.
County Auditor Joe Testa has announced that monthly-estimated costs for the proposed tax levies and bond issue are again available on the auditor's Web site at franklincountyauditor.com.
To access the information, select the "property search" link of the auditor's home page. Search by name, address or parcel number. Once the property data appears, select the "Levy Info" tab for information on the ballot issues.
Levy cost estimates are based on current property values and proposed millage.
Franklin County property owenrs without access to the Internet can call the auditor's Real Estate Hotline at (614) 462-HOME (4663) for a breakdown of estimated levy costs for their homes and businesses.
Program for baby boomers and seniors to be presented
"Transitions ... Downsizing for a New Beginning," a free seminar for baby boomers and seniors, will be offered at Benchmark Bank, 461 Beecher Road, Beecher Ridge Commerce Center, Gahanna, from 7 to 8 p.m. April 13.
The seminar will provide information to empty nesters (and their families and caregivers) contemplating changes in their living arrangements.
Presenters will cover challenges of moving to single-floor residence, ways to cope with leaving a long-time family home and the issues of "aging in place."
Speakers also will assess the current real estate market and offere advice for a successful move.
A question and answer period and refreshments will follow the program. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.
For reservations and further information, contact Steven D. Friedman at (614) 460-7433 or email@example.com.
'Swing into Summer' with chamber silent auction
The Reynoldsburg Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 6th annual silent auction, "Swing into Summer," from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 28 at Reynoldsburg Eagles on Brice Road.
The event will include a live auction, silent auction, music, food and many networking opportunities, all in a social relaxed environment.
A portion of the proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward Leadership Reynoldsburg, designed to develop leaders within the Reynoldsburg area.
The special guest auctioneer this year will be Reynoldsburg City Attorney Jed Hood.
For more information, call the chamber at (614) 866-4753.
Pickerington Lions Club to hold pizza challenge
The Pickerington Lions Club is searching for the best pizza in Pickerington.
In order to find it, the club is inviting all pizza shops in the Pickerington area to enter its 8th annual Pizza Challenge April 23 at the Pickerington Senior Center, beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to vote for their favorite pizza.
At this time, the following shops have agreed to participate: Kingy's, Catalfino's, Minuteman, New York Pizzeria, Hungry Howies, Classic Pizza, Taranto's and Massey's. Other shops are expected to enter.
"This could be our biggest Pizza Challenge yet," Club President Lilane Fox said. "It's always a lot of fun and it will help the club raise money needed for our sight-saving efforts. We really appreciate the community spirit of the participating shops."
The Challenge has two categories: a "Lions' Choice" and the "Judges' Choice." The first category will be made up of members of the public who will give First Place plaques for Best Overall Pizza, Best Sauce and Best Crust.
In the second category, a panel of local pizza experts will taste test each pizza and also award honors for the three areas mentioned above plus a fourth category of Best Specialty Pizza. The challenge will be a "blind" taste test, meaning that no one will know what pizzas they are judging.
The celebrity judges will include Councilman Mike Sabatino, Violet Township Trustee Gary Weltlich, and two local business owners Deb Jennings (owner of Deblin Designs) and Laura Gross (owner of Laura's Loft).
This event is open to the public. Cost is $4 per person at the door. Pizza shops interested in entering the challenge should call (614) 833-4728.
The Pickerington Lions Club is part of Lions International, the largest service organization in the world. Its main focus is to alleviate the plight of the blind and sight-impaired and to help find a cure for the many causes of blindness. The Pickerington Club has been chartered since 1946.
Capital presents jazz piano recital
Mark Flugge, faculty member of Capital University and OSU, will present a jazz piano recital at 3 p.m. April 19 at the Huntington Recital Hall, Capital University.
He will be assisted by Chris Berg, bass, and Jim Rupp, drums, and the program is free and open to the public. For information call (614) 236-6411 or (614) 868-8104.
Relay for Life spaghetti dinner April 18
Relay for Life of Pickerington will hold a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. April 18 at Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Road.
Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction.
Contact Michelle Massaron at (888) 227-6446, ext. 3204, or Michelle.Massaron@cancer.org for ticket information.
Volunteers needed for service activities
Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries (FACT) is seeking volunteers to help clean up area parks on April 11, 18, 25 and plant more than 650 trees (bare root seedling) Sugar Maples, Box Elder, Hackberry, Sycamore, Black Willow around Academy Park and Wolfe Park on April 25.
The materials were provided thanks to Columbus Recreation Park and Department obtaining a Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) grant via the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Last year FACT planted more than 800 trees at parks along Alum Creek.
Volunteers are needed for:
• Environment and recycling clean-up, 9 a.m. April 11, Academy and Wolfe parks
• Environment and recycling plantings, 9 a.m. April 18, Academy and Wolfe parks
• Environment and recycling clean-up, 9 a.m. April 25, Pumphouse Park, Bexley
For more information, call (614) 409-0511.
Pickerington Kidz Festival May 17
Pickeringtonkidz.com and the City of Pickerington Parks and Recreation will hold its 3rd annual Pickerington Kidz Festival from noon to 4 p.m. May 17 at Victory Park.
The event is now accepting vendors. Space is limited. Contact Lenni Male at (614) 204-8273 or Jennifer Stinson at (614) 296-3722. Those with programs with the Parks and Recreation Department should contact Don Ross at (614) 833-2211.
JCC to hold baby sale
The Early Childhood Parent Committee of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Columbus will hold its annual "Baby What a Deal!" sale on Sunday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the JCC.
The event - designed especially for new mommies and kids - will have gently used items for kids, including clothing (size 7 and under), bedding, toys, maternity wear, books and furniture for sale.
Proceeds will support the children and teachers of the JCC College Avenue's Early Childhood Program. To donate items or volunteer for the event, contact Taryn Terwilliger at (614) 559-6295.
Livingston House Society offering scholarship
The Alexander W. Livingston House Society has announced that it will award a scholarship for 2009 to a Reynoldsburg High School (RHS) graduating senior who will be majoring in History or History Education at an accredited college or university.
In addition, applicants must currently be maintaining a minimum 3.0 accumulative grade point average. Further criteria and application guidelines are available at the RHS Guidance Office. Applications are due May 2, 2009.
Reynoldsburg offering Easter egg hunt
The Annual Reynoldsburg Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 1 p.m. April 11 in Huber Park. The event will be held rain or shine.
This free event is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary VFW 9473 in cooperation with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Color Guard 9473 and the Reynoldsburg Lions Club.
The Easter Egg Hunt is open to all children, ages 10 and younger. Children will be divided into age groups for the egg hunt and are asked to bring a basket. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures, so bring your camera.
Businesses or organizations that would like to donate to this event should contact Fran Trimmer at (614) 861-8316.
Metro HS event slated for April 22 honors Gee, Wadsworth
Join Metro Early College High School for an evening of excitement at the second annual Festival of Friends fundraiser, from 6 to 8 p.m. April 22 at The Ohio State University's Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Road.
Dr. E. Gordon Gee, president, The Ohio State University, and Dr. Jeff Wadsworth, CEO, Battelle will receive the inaugural Friends of Metro Award at the event to recognize their organizations' support for the school.
Tickets are $25 a person. There will be a cash bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres. RSVP by April 15 to (614) 247-2276 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zoo animals come to bookstore
The Watkins Memorial High School service club, More Than Us, is hosting an all-day long special event April 11 at the Pickerington Barnes and Noble, located at 1738 Hill Road North.
The Columbus Zoo will bring animals to the store from 4 to 5 p.m. that kids can interact with in the Children's stage area.
Other events that day include an American Girl Tea Party at 10 a.m., a Watkins Jazz performance at 10:15 a.m., making Play-Doh at 11:30 a.m., Bakugan Battles (for boys) and Easter crafts for all children at 1 p.m., Watkins Vocal Ensemble performance at 3:30 p.m., animal crafts from 5 to 7 p.m., a "Camping In" activity from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and a "Reading in Your PJs" activity from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
The students are sponsoring this event to raise money for their service projects, which include highway clean-up, Pilot Dogs, Reach out and Read, and Children's Hospital.
If vouchers are used on this day, the club will have a portion of the voucher sales donated back to them. Vouchers are available at Watkins High School or on the day of the event.
Shepard block watch, association to meet
The Shepard Community Association will meet at 10 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at Shepard/St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2260 E. Fifth Ave., Columbus. The Shepard Community Association Block Watch will meet at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Walk of Faith Christian Center Church, 2091 Dartmouth Ave., Columbus.
Whitehall-Yearling High School to hold 50-year reunion
Whitehall-Yearling High School's Class of 1959 will hold its 50-year reunion Aug. 8 at the 94th Aero Squadron, in Columbus. Graduates or classmates of the class of '59 who have not received any information about the reunion should contact Joyce (Westwood) Guth at (614) 866-2619 or Paul Wrobbel at (614) 876-4888; or e-mail Nancy McCabe at Whitehall59@yahoo.com to be placed on the class mailing list.
Pickerington Garden Club to hold meeting April 15
All are invited to work on a Spring wreath or swag for the front door and a fresh flower arrangement for a table at the April 15 meeting of the Pickerington Garden Club.
The meeting, which begins at 1 p.m., will be held at the Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way. The library is located directly across from Pickerington Central High School.
Visitors and new members are welcomed. For more information and reservations, call Libby Stearns at (614) 837-4455 or Barbara Kochick at (614) 837-3951.
Spring Carnival April 25 at Rosehill Elementary
Rosehill Elementary School will host its Spring Carnival from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 25.
The elementary school is located at 760 Rosehill Road, Reynoldsburg.
There will be lots of games, photo opportunities with famous characters, bounce house and slide, a hot air balloon lift, the famous double cake walk, basket raffles, a dollar raffle that doesn't stop, a silent auction, food and more.
Education Appreciation Banquet to honor 'Friend'
Bexley City School District's 29th Annual Education Appreciation Banquet will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 20 at Harry C. Moores Campus Center.
The event is sponsored by the Bexley Board of Education and the Parent Teacher Organizations.
Nominations are now being accepted for the "Friend of Education" award. This award is sponsored by the Board of Education and given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to public education in the city of Bexley and who is not a current employee of the Bexley City School District.
Nomination forms may be obtained from the school offices and returned to Joan Fishel, Bexley Board of Education, 348 S. Cassingham Road, by April 27.
Breakfast with the Bunny
The Pickerington Parks and Recreation Department and Nationwide Children's Hospital TWIG #165 present the 2009 Breakfast with the Bunny to be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 11 at Pickerington High School Central Commons.
Food, crafts, games, face painting, digital photographs and a visit by the Easter Bunny himself highlight the event.
Tickets are $5 each for adults and children 12 months and older. Tickets can be purchased through the Pickerington Parks and Recreation Department, 51 E. Columbus St. Checks must be payable to TWIG #165. Tickets must be purchased in advance; tickets will not be available at the door. All proceeds benefit TWIG #165 of Children's Hospital.
Questions can be directed to the Pickerington Parks and Recreation Department at (614) 833-2211.
Help community during emergency through class
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will hold training sessions in April and May for those in the community who are interested in being prepared for emergencies.
In 95 percent of all emergencies, the victim or bystander provides the first immediate assistance on the scene.
CERT training includes disaster preparedness, fire safety, basic disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, team building and terrorism awareness.
All classes will be held at the Pleasantville Fire Department, located at Coonpath Road and S.R. 188.
The next training dates will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 20, 22, 27 and 29 and May 6, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 9. Attendance at each session is required for completion of the class. Class attire is casual. The course includes lecture and hands-on activities.
To register, call (740) 654-4357 or www.fairfieldema.com.
Walkers, volunteers needed for Columbus MS event
Take the first step toward a world free of multiple sclerosis by joining the National Multiple Society's 2009 Walk MS presented by Giant Eagle.
Taking a walk is a pretty ordinary activity. But it can become an extraordinary activity when the walk benefits people living with the chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system.
Join the movement to provide programs and services for people with multiple sclerosis by participating in Walk MS. The Columbus Walk MS event will be held April 18, starting with a 7:30 a.m. check-in at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, located at 9990 Riverside Drive in Powell.
The route is approximately 1.5 miles and walkers have the option of looping it twice as they explore the zoo and aquarium. All walkers can participate as individuals or as part of a team, collecting pledges and earning incentive prizes. Each Ohio walker raises an average $225 toward much-needed support for more than 18,000 Ohioans living with multiple sclerosis.
In Central and Southeast Ohio, Walk MS will be held in McConnelsville (Muskingum River Parkway) on April 17. Walk MS events will also be held in Athens (Athens Community Center), Lancaster (Fairfield County Fairgrounds), and Newark (Dawes Arboretum) on April 18.
"People with multiple sclerosis are facing many challenges" said Janet Kramer, president of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Ohio Buckeye Chapter. "Walk MS raises funds to address those challenges. All the proceeds from the event provide direct support for people with multiple sclerosis and funds MS-related research to find a cure for the disease."
For more information about multiple sclerosis or the 2009 Walk MS event in Columbus, call 1-800-667-7131 or visit the Walk MS Web site at www.MSohiowalk.org.
Prince of Peace offers community Easter events
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 530 McNaughten Road, will host "All Around Easter" and an Easter egg hunt April 11. Come anytime between 10 a.m. and noon.
"All Around Easter" features six interactive stations that help kids and parents discover the meaning of Easter, and concludes with the Easter egg hunt.
All children (and parents) of the community are invited. Call (614) 863-3124 for more information.
Club to present 'Come to Cabaret' annual card party
The Knights of Columbus Women's Club, Reynoldsburg will host its annual card party April 14 at St. Pius X School Gym, 1061 Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg.
The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include door prizes, dessert buffet, appetizers, coffee, tea and punch. A silent auction and raffle will be held.
This year the event will have live entertainment performed by Eastland Performing Arts Cabaret. Bring your own cards or games and have fun.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling Kathy Baker at (614) 861-1580. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for K of C Women's Club. K of C Women's Club is a non-profit organization that raises money for local charities, the community and the parish.
Pooch Playground to host Dog Easter egg hunt
At noon April 18, The Pooch Playground will host a Doggie Easter Egg Hunt. A $5 donation supports the Pooch Playground Dog Park, Pizzurro Park, located at I-270 and Hamilton Road in Gahanna. The rain date is noon April 19.
"A good time is had by all," says Terri Montigny, development director for CHA Animal Shelter and a dog park volunteer. "We put hundreds of dog treats and prizes in plastic eggs. Some dogs actually pick them up and open the eggs for the treats, while others wait patiently for their owners to gather the eggs for them. These are really fun events - all well behaved dogs should attend."
For additional information visit www.CHAAnimalShelter.org or www.PoochPlayground.com. All dogs must be on a leash to participate and should be vaccinated.
Square Dance Club to serve spaghetti dinner
The Friendly Ties Western Square Dance Club will serve its semi-annual spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. April 9 at the Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Drive. Dinner includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti with meat sauce, one meatball, salad, bread, applesauce, dessert and beverage. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center.
Reformation Lutheran Church hosting Easter egg hunt
Reformation Lutheran Church, 1355 S. Hamilton Road, will host a free Easter Egg Hunt April 11 at 1 p.m. sharp, for children ages 0-10, grouped by age, rain or shine. Come early to register for big prize drawing. For more information, call (614) 235-4995.
Eastmoor Class of '59 to hold 50th HS reunion
Eastmoor High School Class of 1959 will hold 50th reunion events Sept. 11-13. Call Denise Snider Kohn at (614) 939-4383 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Kindergarten registration in Bexley to begin
Parents of children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30 and who live within the City of Bexley may enroll their children in the Bexley City School District's half-day kindertarten program.
Parents are advised that Ohio requires students successfully complete a kindergarten program prior to being admitted to first grade. Children may attend public or private kindergarten programs to meet this requirement.
Kindergarten registration for the 2009-2010 school year will be held April 7 for students with last name beginning with A through M and on April 8 for students with last name beginning with N through Z. Registration on both days will be from 9 to 11 a.m. or from 1 to 3 p.m.
Parents should bring the child's original birth certificate (to be copied) and proof of residency to their elementary school. It is helpful to bring the child's immunization records at this time. Bring custodial papers as well if this applies.
Locations for registration are:
Montrose Elementary School
2555 E. Main St.
For residents living south of Main Street
Cassingham Elementary School
250 S. Cassingham Road
For residents living between Main Street and Broad Street
Maryland Elementary School
2754 Maryland Ave.
For residents living north of Broad Street
For more information about kindergarten registration, call Dr. Anne Hyland at (614) 231-7611.
Nominations sought for youth leadership award
Any middle and high school student involved in outstanding volunteer work is eligible to apply for the 2009 Inspirational Youth Award. Download an application at youthconnectionsinc.org. All nominations must be postmarked by May 22.
Campers to get a 'taste' of summer at the JCC
Campers already registered for the JCC Summer Camps - and those who are interested in registering - are invited to a "Taste of Camp" event from 2 to 4 p.m. April 19, at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave., Bexley.
"Children will have the opportunity to try many of the awesome activities we will be provided at camp this summer, including yoga, basketball, cooking, music, arts and crafts, and swimming," said Naomi Friedman, JCC Children, Youth and Camping director. "They also will have the opportunity to meet many of the great camp staff who will be working this summer, as well as enjoy carnival treats such as Sno Cones and popcorn."
Those wearing their camp T-shirts from last year will receive a special prize, and four free weeks of camp will be raffled off.
Admission is free for campers who already are registered for this year's summer camp, as well as for those who are registering for camp during the event (a special camp discount will apply for those registering). Admission for all other attendees is $5.
For more information, visit the JCC Summer Camp Web site at www.summercamps.columbusjcc.org or contact Friedman at (614) 559-6253 or Camp Registrar Sue Vail at (614) 559-6251.
Kindergarten registration for children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30 and reside in Reynoldsburg will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 1 through June 30.
Registration will be hendled by the Central Registration Department at the Reynoldsburg City School District Central Office, 7244 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg.
Only the custodial parent or guardian awarded residential custody for school enrollment purposes may enroll the child. The child does not need to be present at the time of registration.
The following documentation is required:
• A completed enrollment packet (available at the Central Office or home school)
• Student's original birth certificate
• Immunization records
• Parent's driver's license or picture ID
• Custody order or decree from divorce or separation papers, and shared parenting plan, if applicable (regardless of when custody was granted)
• Proof of residency - For renting or leasing, a signed rental agreement listing all occupants including children and a piece of official mail such as a utility bill; for home ownership, a settlement statement or purchase contract or a property tax statement showing Reynoldsburg taxes being piad, and a piece of official mail such as a utility bill.
For more information, go to www.reyn.org, access the "enrollment" link and click on the "street guide" link.
Boy Scouts celebrating 100
The Boy Scouts of America is celebrating its 100-year anniversary.
The local Boy Scout Council, Simon Kenton Council, is looking to re-connect with Boy Scouts. From now through December 2010 Simon Kenton Council is holding a major alumni search across central and southern Ohio and northern Kentucky.
The Simon Kenton Council plans to present Scouting alumni with a special lapel pin to commemorate this historic time in Scouting's history.
For more information, go to www.BSAalumni.org.
Bridge has come to Bexley
The Bexley-Eastmoor area now has its own ongoing Bridge game. Players gather at the JCC at 12:30 p.m. each Tuesday afternoon.
The game is open to all bridge players. If a partner is not available, players will be matched up with other players.
Duplicate Bridge rules apply and each game is scored separately, unlike scoring in Rubber Bridge.
Cost of the game is $1. Walk-ins are welcome, but advance notice is appreciated. Call Fran Kehr at (614) 251-0538. Lunch is available at the JCC for $1.50.
Vineyard Community Church holding free clinics
Vineyard Community Church, 15187 Palmer Road, Reynoldsburg, is opening five new free clinics from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month.
The clinics will be first come, first serve, and include computer consulting, chiropractor, vision care, legal clinic and tax preparation.
For more information, call (740) 927-7729 or go to www.vineyard05.com.
RHS '84 class to reunite
Reynoldsburg High School 1984 graduates will have a class reunion July 25, 2009. Contact Christine Reel-Wilson at (614) 886-9747 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Linden McKinley Class of 1959 to reunite
Linden McKinley High School Class of 59 will hold its 50-year class reunion Sept. 18-20 at North Pointe Conference Center, 9243 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center. Contact Jean Taylor Gruenbaum (614) 475-1131, email@example.com or Kelley Arthur (614) 890-3491, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career center offers help
Need help getting a job? New Directions Career Center (NDCC), a non-profit, United Way agency, offers men and women assistance with professional transitions. Services include but are not limited to professional assessment, career development, networking, job search techniques, interviewing skills, financial literacy, individual counseling and placement services.
November classes are filling up fast. Don't miss out on an opportunity to get the expertise necessary in today's competitive job market. NDCC assists individuals regardless of their ability to pay. Bring in this newspaper announcement and attend a class for $5. Scholarship programs are also available.
For more information, or to register for one of three November classes - New Directions, Advanced Career Techniques, and Creating Career Options - call (219) 849-0028, ext. 100.
Short term radon kits
The city of Bexley, in conjunction with the Franklin County Board of Health, has free, short term radon testing kits available for residents to check radon levels in their homes.
Radon is odorless, tasteless, and invisible, but it could be a problem in a home. Radon comes from the natural decay of uranium found in nearly all soils. According to to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, indoor radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and leading cause among non-smokers.
To pick up a free radon testing kit, visit the Bexley Muncipal Building, 2242 E. Main St., Monday through Friday during normal business hours. For information call the Franklin County Board of Health at (614) 462-3859 or visit www.franklincountyohio.gov/health.
Catholic Social Services' Senior Program has applications for the Home Energy Assistance program, Percentage of Income payment plan and AT&T Life Line. These programs one-time financial assisstance or ongoing financial assistance to low-income seniors and low-income disabled individuals. If you or someone you know could benefit from receiving this assistance, call Kim Conley at (614) 274-0095, ext. 15.
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