Education

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Summer Hunter-Kysor poses for a photo on the Heidelberg University campus in this undated image.

Recent Heidelberg grad selected as Fulbright scholar

A recent Heidelberg University graduate has been selected to be a Fulbright scholar, to serve as an English teaching assistant for the 2017-18 academic year. Summer Hunter-Kysor is from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and is the first Heidelberg student to receive a Fulbright award from the ...

’Berg lands grant for emergency aid

Heidelberg University is to receive a $115,000 Dash Emergency Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates to create and maintain a student emergency aid program. Emergency grants are to be integrated into Heidelberg’s overall student success strategy with the goal ...

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Float their boat

Connor Haner (left) and Jacob Fuhrer, juniors in Sentinel Career and Technology Center's electrical trades program, paddle to propel a cardboard boat in the pond behind the school Thursday afternoon. Programs fashioned boats out of cardboard and raced each other during the event. To view more ...

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David Zak, CEO and president of Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., speaks at graduation for the class of 2017 Leadership Seneca County Monday at Pioneer Mill.

A feather in caps

Members of local businesses celebrated their success throughout the Leadership Seneca County program Monday evening during the 2017 graduation ceremony at Pioneer Mill. Twenty-one graduates earned their completion certificates of the program. David Zak, CEO and president of Seneca Industrial ...

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Spring cleaning

Sentinel Career and Technology Center students and staff help clean up Hedges-Boyer Park Wednesday as part of a day of community service. They also worked on projects in other communities.

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Air Force Academy accepts SE senior

ATTICA — Following a year of preparation, one Seneca East High School senior is to get his chance to fulfill his military aspirations. Jacob Margraf has been appointed by U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, and accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy. Margraf said he had considered a career ...

St. Wendelin High closing

FOSTORIA — St. Wendelin Catholic High School will close June 30, following a drop in enrollment, according to a release by Matt Meyers, director of the parish and school. The release states the decision was made by the St. Wendelin Parish Finance Council, the St. Wendelin Catholic Schools ...

TCS art festival grows to include music, too

Tiffin City Schools’ annual art festival is going to become more inclusive and gain more space this year. The newly named Tiffin City Schools Spring Art and Music Festival is to take place 6:30-9 p.m. April 28 and noon -3 p.m. April 30 at a new location, Tiffin Columbian High School. The ...

Appellate judge is next Patricia Adams lecturer

A U.S. appellate judge is to serve as the spring semester’s Heidelberg University Patricia Adams Lecture speaker April 6. Susan Graber became a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1997. The Ninth Circuit serves nine western states and two Pacific Island ...

Universities offer details on tuition discount plan

Heidelberg and Tiffin universities have come together to offer a tuition discount benefiting SIEDC and chamber member organizations. Heidelberg and TU are offering a tuition discount of up to $200 for graduate and undergraduate coursework for employees of Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce ...

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Tiffin City Schools Board of Education President Chris Widman (left) welcomed Gary Barber (right) as the next superintendent of Tiffin City Schools Wednesday.

TCS names next superintendent

Tiffin City Board of Education appointed a new superintendent during a special board meeting Wednesday night. The board approved a $175,000 per-year, three-year contract effective Aug. 1 for Gary Barber, current superintendent of Marion City Schools. “I am humbled and honored to join the ...

Principal Rombach to head New Riegel Schools

NEW RIEGEL — A familiar face will be at the helm of New Riegel Schools following the retirement of Superintendent Elaine Nye July 31. School board members approved hiring 5-12 Principal Dave Rombach as superintendent/K-4 principal for a three-year contract during a special session ...

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Motivational speaker David Flood talks to Tiffin Middle School students Tuesday morning.

‘Loneliness is toxic’ — speaker tells students how to be the antidote

A youth motivational speaker tended to an audience of Tiffin Middle School students Tuesday morning, leaving them with three challenges to complete. David Flood told stories to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students how how his family has impacted him. Flood is married with two ...

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Valerie Zeno (left) hospitality management instructor, earned the Ohio ProStart 2017 Teacher of Excellence award Sunday. She is pictured with Elissa Heal (center), director of Sentinel CTC and Greg Edinger (right), superintendent of Vangard-Sentinel.

Sentinel instructor named Teacher of Excellence

COLUMBUS — Sentinel Career and Technology Center’s hospitality management instructor was named the Ohio ProStart 2017 Teacher of Excellence during a ceremony Sunday. Valerie Zeno, who has been with Sentinel for three years, received the award, which recognizes teachers who embrace ...

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Scientist, engineer, comedian and author Bill Nye, speaks Wednesday at Heidelberg University as part of its HYPE program.

Become ‘Gen S’

Famed scientist and television host Bill Nye discussed climate change and working to change the world Wednesday morning at Heidelberg University. Nye, CEO of the Planetary Society, scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor, was the keynote speaker for Heidelberg’s HYPE Day ...

New Riegel homecoming court

New Riegel’s homecoming court includes (back row, from left) Gabriel Souder, Brandon Arbogast, Michael Kirian, Dylan Reinhart, Alec Zoeller and Scott Beier; (center row, from left) Kiersten Hough, Elyssa Theis, Brooke Noftz, Emily Hohman, Brianna Gillig and Alesha Lowery; and (front ...

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1st TU provost

Tiffin University appointed its first provost Wednesday. Peter Holbrook is to assume the role Feb. 27. He previously served as dean of the College of Business and Management, chief operating officer, vice president for enrollment management and faculty member at Cardinal Stritch University ...

Old Fort homecoming court

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Old Fort’s homecoming court includes (from left, front row), Maddison Lemons, Tess Hasselbach, Peyton Miller, Jordan Magers, Emily Manasian and Gabie Oliver; and (back row) Carson Steyer (from left), David Kupka, Hootie Cleveland, Eric Bell, Trey Hossler and ...

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This undated photo shows Amanda Davidson outside the National Archives and Records Administration building in Washington, D.C.

National treasures: Old Fort grad had internship with National Archives

An Old Fort native got her chance to live her dream working in a museum in Washington, D.C., working closely with the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Amanda Davidson, a senior at Cedarville University and a 2013 graduate of Old Fort High School, is majoring in history and is ...