CLL to Host Mental Health First Aid Training

To be a good neighbor, friend or family member, it would be beneficial to understand signs of mental instability. Sometimes those around us, or maybe even we, are overcome by sadness, anger and anxiety. What should a caring person do? Where do we turn?

The public is invited to two sessions of the Mental Health First Aid Workshop, sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning at Northwest State Community College. Presenters of the ADAMhs Board will lead the training and all participants will have a workbook to keep for future reference.

The Mental Health First Aid Workshop is divided into two different Friday sessions. The first is Friday, October 5 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and the second part of the workshop will be offered Friday, October 12 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place at the College and those who complete both sessions will earn a Mental Health First Aid USA certificate.

The workshop is a grass-roots approach to identifying mental health behaviors that need our attention. As a community, we need to be aware of things we say and do that add to the stigma of those suffering from mental illness. The interactive sessions will stir participants to better understand the complexity of the issues and teach techniques for de-escalating the situations.

All around us, stories of senseless shootings make the news. Professionals all agree that being aware of mental health issues is at least one of the components to making safer neighborhoods.

On October 5 after the lunch, which is included in the registration, Bev Miller, a Wauseon native and former teacher, will speak to the group about her battle with mental illness. She openly shares her story of the highs and lows of a very misunderstood disease. Today, Ms. Miller is co-owner of her family business and speaks of her journey toward mental stability. The Friday session will wrap up by 3 p.m. The second half of the workshop will be Friday, October 12 and will conclude by 12:30 p.m. with no lunch included.

Registration Information

The registration fee for the entire workshop is $12, which includes lunch on Friday, October 5. To register call 419.267.1312 by Monday, October 1. Credit card payments are accepted, or you can make arrangements to pay at the door.

To register by mail, send a check with your name, address, and contact number in the to: Center for Lifelong Learning, Northwest State, 22600 State Route 34, Archbold, Ohio 43502. For questions call the Center’s coordinator, Cecily Rohrs, at 419.267.5502.

Brew & Clue: Oct. 12, 2018

Join us for opening night of Clue on Stage!, along with a craft beer tasting. The evening includes food, drinks and a special presentation by Bob Hall of Black Cloister Brewing Co. Brewmasters will be on site to talk about their beers.

Purchase your tickets safely and securely online.

When: Friday, October 12, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Lobby of the Voinovich Auditorium at NSCC
Who: Beers from Two Bandits Brewing Co., Father John’s and Drop Tine Winery & Tap House will be featured.

Advanced tickets are available for $25 each. Proceeds benefit the NSCC Foundation.

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Cybersecurity Compliance Event: Sept. 28, 2018

Northwest State Community College, the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Advanced Manufacturing Consortium will be hosting a very important informational cybersecurity event on Friday, September 28 at the Northwest State Archbold Campus in Room C200.

This cybersecurity event is geared toward small to medium-sized businesses, suppliers to the Department of Defense and their supply chains, automotive manufacturing companies and their supply chains, and manufacturers in general. Some of the topics that are scheduled to be covered include the DFARS Mandate and what it means, NIST cybersecurity framework, risk assessment and gap analysis, and new developments such as Ohio Senate SB220 and the NIST SB Cybersecurity Act.

“The manufacturing sector is the second-most popular target for cyberattacks.  Fortunately, there are industry standards and best practices that businesses can put in place to reduce their risk.  We are very pleased to host this event and allow this information to be shared with area businesses,” said Todd Hernandez, vice president for innovation and chief information officer at Northwest State.

Register now! Networking will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the program running from 8-10 a.m. The cost is $25 per company, with no limit on the number of attendees per company. Register online, email Tori Wolf at, or call 419.267.1219 today.

Summer Small Business Workshop July 18, 2018

The Small Business Development Center of Northwest Ohio is offering a free small business workshop. Presenters will provide tips on writing a business plan, business management, financing your business and more. Download the flier for more information.

When: Wednesday, July 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Northwest State Community College, Voinovich Auditorium

The workshop is free, but space is limited. Register by emailing