Education

Fostoria High royalty

Fostoria High School homecoming queen is Briana Rusk, daughter of Kevin and Tecky Rusk and the homecoming king is Skyler Garcia, son of Vanessa Garcia and Derrick Kleinmark. PHOTOS BY NICOLE WALBY

Master in counseling program at ’Berg gets $1.3M grant

Heidelberg University’s master of arts in counseling program recently received a grant to help train counselors to fill gaps and unmet needs. The program received the Project KITE grant – $1.3 million over four years – to target the rural counties of Erie, Huron, Seneca and Sandusky and ...

Mohawk royalty

Mohawk High School homecoming queen is Megan Gillig, daughter of Devon and Amy Gillig, and the homecoming king is Marshall Stull, son of Nicole Stull. PHOTOS BY NICOLE WALBY

Carey royalty

Carey High School homecoming queen is Quinn Fletcher, daughter of Steve and Leah Fletcher, and the homecoming king is Jordan Mitsch, son of Bob and Jean Mitsch. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

Seneca East royalty

Seneca East High School homecoming queen is Courtney Heiser, daughter of Sarah and Irv Heiser, and the homecoming king is Ben Cole, son of Carol and Dave Cole. PHOTOS BY NICOLE WALBY

Tiffin University royalty

Tiffin University’s homecoming queen is Ruby Santiago of Cleveland, a forensic psychology major to graduate in 2019, and the king is Brandon Utley of Salem, a forensic science major to graduate in 2019. PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS

Fostoria High homecoming court

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Fostoria High School’s homecoming court includes (front row, from left) Amari Williams, Aleah Lobenstein, Hayley Baney, Briana Rusk, J’Breonn Jones and Caraline Frost; and (back row, from left) Dom Settles, Cameron Sanchez, Antonio Costello, Skyler Garcia and ...

Holocaust survivor to speak at Heidelberg Tuesday

A concentration camp survivor is to be the keynote speaker during the Heidelberg University’s eighth annual Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture series Tuesday and Wednesday exploring the theme of Holocaust. Walter Ziffer of North Carolina, a professor, theologian, scholar and author, is to share ...

Buckeye Central royalty

Buckeye Central High School’s homecoming queen is Jenna Karl, daughter of Scott and Traci Karl, and the homecoming king is Max Loy, son of Phil and Shelli Loy.

Heidelberg’s new dean of students is new to town

Heidelberg University has welcomed a new dean of student affairs, who has just two weeks under his belt. Christopher Abrams comes to Heidelberg from Malone University in Canton, where he earned a degree in broadcasting and journalism. While at Malone, he served as vice president for student ...

Buckeye Central homecoming court

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Buckeye Central Local Schools’ homecoming court includes (front row, from left) Jenna Karl, Claire Songer, Kaylen Ackerman, Courtney Pifher, Lexi Evak and Taylor Ratliff; and (back row, from left) Max Loy, Wade Ackerman, Derek Reed, Matthew Summers and Thomas Phillips.

Report cards reflect improvements

The state released its 2016-17 School Report Cards Thursday, showing some districts improving in areas. Districts and schools were graded on six component for the 2016-17 school year, including achievement, progress, gap closing, graduation rate, K-3 literacy and prepared for success. ...

Sweet music

The Tiffin University Music Department started 22 years ago with no rehearsal rooms or recording space and today has grown into its own 14,000-square-foot facility. “It has been a roller coaster over the last two years,” Brad Reese, TU’s director in the music department, said. “The ...

Speaker: Use your differences

An ambassador for the deaf community spoke to Heidelberg University students Thursday about “embracing their differences.” Nyle DiMarco was born deaf into a multigenerational deaf family and has been an honorary spokesman for Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids. DiMarco was ...

Learning tree

Heidelberg University faculty and staff welcomed 346 new students Thursday morning during the university’s opening convocation ceremonies. “We are honored you have made Heidelberg University your college of choice,” Heidelberg President Rob Huntington said. “We are focused on ...

Superintendent outlines plan for school year

Tiffin City School District teachers, staff and administrators gathered Tuesday morning to gear up for the new school year, to start Thursday. Superintendent Gary Barber laid out his plan for the year and his expectations for teachers and his administrative team. During his talk, Barber ...

Watch for students on foot or on buses

As most area students head back to school this week, we remind motorists to watch for school buses — and more pedestrians and traffic — while driving. You probably know not to pass a school bus when its red lights are flashing. And flashing yellow lights indicate the bus is slowing and ...