Information of interest

This year the City of Toledo is offering its residents and guests a chance to Skate with Santa. This event will be held on December 20, 2014 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Ottawa Park Ice Rink (2240 Bancroft St. at Ottawa Parkway). Skate with Santa is included with any General Admission, Child, or Senior ticket into the ice rink.

Prices are as follows:
General Admission $4.00
Children Under 3 Yrs. Free
Senior (55 & over) $2.50
Skate Rental $2.00

For more information, please call 419-936-3887.


The deadline is December 31 for Iraq Veterans to Apply for Ohio Veterans Bonus.  Ohio veterans who served in Iraq have less than a month to meet the December 31 deadline to apply for the bonus. This deadline applies to Ohio-resident veterans and Ohio residents currently in active duty military who served in Iraq from March 19, 2003 through December 31, 2011. The bonus will continue to be awarded to Ohio-resident veterans and active duty service members from Ohio who served in Afghanistan, or anywhere else in the world, since October 7, 2001. Eligibility for the bonus will end when the President declares an end to the war in Afghanistan. The Ohio Department of Veterans Services asks all eligible veterans to apply online.


Journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem and discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. The Appold Planetarium’s newest holiday show The Mystery of the Christmas Star investigates possible dates for the birth of Jesus and looks at recorded sightings of significant astronomical events during this timeframe. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held on the following Fridays and Saturdays in December:

Fridays: December 12 & 19
Saturdays: December 6 / December 13 / December 20

Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children under 12 and for Lourdes students presenting their student ID. Shows at the Appold Planetarium are limited to 50 and often sell out. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Dr. Laura Megeath, Appold Planetarium Coordinator, email or call at 419-517-8897.


The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in partnership with OhioMeansJobs, the state’s electronic job placement system, has launched a new website designed to help people with physical and developmental disabilities find work.  functions as a job board for those looking for work and a resource for employers with job openings. It also acts as a tool for service providers who need to pair people served with employment opportunities.