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Local mayors from the four-county area issued a proclamation designating Feb. 1-28 as Career and Technical Education Month and recognizing that career and technical education offers students the opportunity to gain the academic, technical and employability skills necessary for true career re…

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio State University recently announced that planning is underway for a reactivation of its campuses this fall to offer safe and robust in-person experiences significantly expanded from current restrictions.

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Napoleon High School November Students of the Month are (from left) Napoleon Lions Club senior Jacob Highfield; Freedom Township Men’s Club freshman Morgan Lulfs; and Rotary Club sophomore Calen Gray. Not pictured is Bert G. Taylor Napoleon American Legion junior Ella Fox.

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Officers of the over 75 member Four County Career Center Business Professionals of America (BPA) Chapter include (front row, from left) BPA Regional Officer Zacary Sparks, Edon; President Mason Stickley, Pettisville; Vice President Brendan Degryse, Fairview; Secretary Garrett Diaz, Tinora; (…

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I think most of us have heard the saying “It takes a village.” In most cases this is followed by “to raise a child” or “to get the job done” or “to adopt a pet.”

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LIBERTY CENTER - Beginning March 1, all parents of children who will be 5 years old by Aug. 1 and plan for their child to enroll in kindergarten at Liberty Center Local Schools can begin the registration process.

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The faculty of Liberty Center Middle School recently announced the January students of the month were chosen in recognition of exceptional organization. They include (front row, from left) Kendall Allen, Tristan Grubaugh, Ryleah Green Bacha, (second row, from left) Madelyn Sattler, Isaac Ort…

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DEFIANCE — Spring semester has officially begun at Defiance, and the trend of increased enrollment has rolled over into 2021 with graduate numbers continuing to defy expectations. Since the spring 2020 term, the number of graduate level course hours registered is up 94.9%, with an increase i…

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More than 2,300 students graduated with bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degrees from Ohio University for the fall semester.

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STAUNTON, Va. - Mary Baldwin University plans to enroll students in a new doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree program in its Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (MDCHS) starting in August.

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Mercy College of Ohio received a four-year grant totaling $740,998 from The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase the number of peer support specialists and other behavioral health-related paraprofessionals who will be prepared to work with families impacted by opio…

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For the past 10-plus months we’ve talked and heard about being cautious, careful, distant and isolated. For good reason, we’ve altered our behaviors and been extra careful and vigilant in most of what we do each day. This led me to think about when are those times in life that we should thro…

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Students at the University of Findlay were recently awarded endowed scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year.

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The Ohio School Boards Association celebrated School Board Recognition Month in January to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in society. School Board Recognition Month honors the members of Ohio’s more than 700 city, exempted village,…

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School districts throughout the state are concluding the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. To say that I am extremely impressed, grateful and amazed that Liberty Center School District has been able to operate fully in person thus far would be an understatement. This would not have …

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Patrick Henry Middle School December Students of the Month were selected for the character trait of compassion. Pictured are (front row, from left) Allie Hernandez, Wyatt Erford, Wyatt Wilhelm, Reed Jackson, Kailee Chio, (back row, from left) Sophie Schwab, Kaylee Giesige, Isabell Rumbaugh, …

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ARCHBOLD — Paulding High School, OhioMeansJobs-Defiance and Paulding County, Paulding County Economic Development and Northwest State Community College came together to offer a group of learners a welding course starting last week.

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DEFIANCE - Defiance College is committed to preparing students for their future careers. So much so, that DC has created a distinctive career-focused program called Jacket Journey. A major part of a student’s Jacket Journey is participating in the first annual Jacket Days – a multi-day event…

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Patrick Henry Middle School Students of the Month for November were selected based on the character trait of gratefulness by their teachers. Pictured (front row, from left) are Kynli Crossland, Andy Basinger, Jaelynn Morrow, Mason Jardine, Imonie Bouillon, Kora Schroeder, (back row, from lef…

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Trine University students were named to the president’s and dean’s lists for the fall term.

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ARCHBOLD — The Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center and the regional quiz director recently held a virtual quiz tournament for a group of schools within the four-county area, with Pettisville Local Schools winning first place in three categories.

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Four County Career Center’s HOSA — Future Health Professionals Chapter members include over 90 Health Careers and Exercise Science & Sports Medicine students. These students work on chapter projects, compete in district, state and national leadership and skill competitions, and sponsor s…

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The Liberty Center Middle School faculty recently announced its December Students of the Month who are being honored for consistently being respectful to others. They include (front row, from left) Alyvia Meyer, Drew Silveus, (second row) Kaylie Westhoven, Logan Jones, (third row) Gabe Clapp…

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Four County Career Center recently celebrated winter sports spirit day. Sixty-five student athletes and cheerleaders from all 22 associate schools were recognized. Pictured are the students from Henry County.

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ARCHBOLD — Four County Career Center will be hosting its virtual open house Monday, Jan. 11 from 5-7:30 p.m. on its website at www.fourcounty.net.

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COLUMBUS — To help more working adults in Ohio make the most of 2021 and get on the pathway to expanded career opportunities as the economy bounces back from its COVID-19 slowdown, Western Governors University (WGU Ohio) will be awarding New Year scholarships to qualifying students.

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We’ve heard many times throughout this pandemic that things will be back to normal someday soon. The holidays will be better next year. We’ll be back to our normal routines and able to shop, eat out, go to movies, get together, stay out late, and not wear masks or worry about distancing. It’…

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By the time this article is published, Patrick Henry Local Schools would have finished more than 14 weeks of in-person learning. Last summer, I was hoping to be able to get two weeks into the year before we were forced to move to a remote learning environment. I was not sure how long we woul…