Warren County news: Open house at career center

LEBANON

Blood drive at church on Dec. 5

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lebanon is teaming up with Community Blood Center to host a blood drive Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The CBC Bloodmobile will be at 20A Desales Ave.

Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Buckeye Blood Donor” football T-shirt.

Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. STAFF REPORT

CLEARCREEK TWP.

Career center holding open house on Dec. 10

The Warren County Career Center will host an open house between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10., at the center, 3525 Ohio 48. The event provides an opportunity for high school and adult students to explore career training options.

Sophomores and their parents are invited to meet teachers and tour labs and classrooms. Online registration for 2016-17 will be open, and counselors will be available to assist with the enrollment process. There will be short information sessions for parents during the evening in the Media Center.

Adults can talk with coordinators and counselors, and learn more about adult technical programs at three locations: BIT Academy in Kings Mills for info tech and business, Greentree Health Science Academy on the Atrium campus in Middletown for medical programs, and the Main Campus in Lebanon for all other programs, including cosmetology, electromechanical PLC, power line mechanic, heavy equipment, HVAC, welding and public safety.

Adult learners have the opportunity to enroll in full-time and part-time career training that leads to industry certifications and college credit, and also may access free basic skills and GED preparation services.

For more information, call 513-932-5677 extension 0 or visit www.mywccc.org. STAFF REPORT

LEBANON

Children services worker recognized at state level

Roy Lutz of the Warren County Children Services agency was recognized by the Public Children Services Association of Ohio as Outstanding Child Protection Worker of the Year.

A former parole/probation officer, Lutz has been in the field two years. In that time, he has helped his county roll out alternative response and led his peers in client engagement and facilitation.

He immersed himself in Safe & Together training in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program and is recruiting “bigs” for children on his caseload.

He donated his own fishing pole to a family, warehoused needed supplies, secured a pro bono attorney for a mom accused of endangerment and purchased gift cards at Christmas when a donation sponsor failed to follow through.

For more information, call 513-695-1250. STAFF REPORT

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