Sunday announcements

Open house at Humane Society

The Humane Society of Seneca Count is hosting an open house noon-4 p.m. today.

Many veterinarians are to be present with Tony Maraldo on the grill.

Museum foundation meeting scheduled

The annual membership meeting of the Barnes-Deinzer Seneca County Museum Foundation Inc. is at 7 p.m. Monday at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library in the Frost-Kalnow Room.

For more information, contact Suzie Feasel, board secretary, at (567) 230-6464 or Jim Supance, board treasurer, about dues.

General Electric club to meet

General Electric Quarter Century Club is to have its annual luncheon at noon May 4 at the VFW, Tiffin.

The cost is $11. For more information, call Ron Bly at (419) 447-9524.

MOPS to host events

Mothers of Preschoolers is to host an alumni meeting May 9 to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Janet Del Turco is to be the guest speaker. Breakfast and child are provided.

Registration for next year has begun. Moms-Next, a group for mothers of school-aged children, is to join Mops at the Y next year. This group will meet the same time as Classic MOPS until membership is established and meeting dates scheduled.

For more information, contact Brittany at (429) 618-1239. For information on Teen MOPS, contact Crystal at (740) 361-0320.

Chicken BBQ benefit set

Old Fort Fire Station No. 1 is hosting a chicken BBQ starting at 11 a.m. May 19.

Proceeds are to benefit the family of Asst. Chief Joe Shock. The meal includes half a chicken, beans, cole slaw, baked potato, dinner roll and ice cream. Dine in or carry out available. Tickets can be purchased from any firefighter or at the door.

For more information or tickets, call (567) 201-3907 after 4 p.m.

Group to celebrate ‘Mom and me’

Fremont Area Women’s Connection is to celebrate “Mom and Me” 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 14 at Anjulina’s Catering, 2270 W. Hayes Ave., Fremont.

Attendees are encourged to bring a picture, write a story and share memories.

The cost is $12, and a complimentary nursery is available by reservation.

Lori Peters is to celebrate memories of attendees mothers, and speaker Lisa Haley of West Salem is to present “How to stay afloat when life capsizes you,” as she compares a rafting accident to life’s struggles.” Donna Miller is to sing “Precious Memories.”

For more information or reservations, call Donna at (419) 680-2251 or email Carrol at by May 9.

Next selection for book group

Tiffin Seneca Public Library is to host “Coffee by the Book: Book Group at the Wick” 6-7 p.m. May 16 at Bailiwicks Coffee Co., 62 S. Washington St.

The next selection is “Hope: A Tragedy: A Novel” by Shalom Auslander. The book is available for check out.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751.

Next date for babies and books

The next “Babies & Books” is at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. May 7 in the junior home room at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.

Registration begins Tuesday. The event is free.

For more information or to register, call (419) 447-3751.

eReader program at GS library

GREEN SPRINGS – The Green Springs branch of the Birchard Library is to host an eReader eSsentials program at 2 p.m. Friday.

Attendees are invited to bring their own device or watch demonstrations on library equipment.

The program is free and registration is not required.

For more information, call the Green Springs Library, at (419) 639-2014.

HL board to meet

The Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education is to have special meeting at 5:30 p.m. April 29 in the school’s distance learning lab.

Mock trial at Columbian

Columbian High School You & the Law students will be participating in a mock trial this May.

Two trials will occur, one for each of the two sections of students. The mock trials will be on May 1 and 6 with Judge Jay Meyer presiding at the trials.

Students are to demonstrate their understanding of legal concepts through role-play, serving as witnesses and legal counsel.

Lakota offers open enrollment

KANSAS -Lakota Local School District is to participate in open enrollment.

Applications can be picked up at Lakota Local Schools District office. Completed applications are to be accepted May 1-31.

For more questions, contact Kathy Lee at (419) 986-6650 ext. 4302.

TMS students head to Power of the Pen

Tiffin Middle School participated in the regional Power of the Pen competition March 7 at Lourdes University.

Seven students qualified to write in the regional competition. Those going on to the state competition are 7th-grader Kate Burkes, who placed 13th; eighth graders Hannah Treadway, who placed 23rd, and Eden Stephey, who placed 2nd.

The state competition will take place May 23-24 at the College of Wooster.

Calvert students qualify for finals

Calvert junior high participated in the Power of the Pen regional tournament on March 7.

Students Cecilia Brodman, Christina Park and Alexandria Beckley will move on to compete at the state finals May 23-24. Brodman placed 1st for the 7th grade.

Columbian has a new addition

Columbian High School will have an addition of a digital sign above the pop machines. This new marketing tool has been donated by graduating classes of Columbian and will be used to post important information about district happenings.

The new sign is a 42″ LED TV. Different media can be displayed, including pictures, movies, or slide shows.

TCS transportation department update

During the month of March, 23 automobiles passed stopped school buses with their flashing red lights on, making a yearly total of 127.

The district has accepted delivery of one new 30-passenger and one new 72-passenger school buses. Both have been placed into daily route service.

The transportation department is in the process of sending home forms to students eligible for transportation next school year. Walk zone maps and the Student Transportation Information forms also are available on the transportation page of the districts web site, at

Terra State offers non-credit healthcare courses

FREMONT -The Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra State Community College is offering several non-credit healthcare courses.

Pharmacy Technician Training 6-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 3-Aug. 5. Cost is $899, including all books and materials.

STNA Training 75-hour course. Two sessions are available in June during the day, and in August, in the evenings. Cost is $549, including course packet

ICD-10 Training To begin in September. Cost is $299, including textbooks.

To register or for more information, call (419) 559-2255.

Terra to fast-track welding program

FREMONT -Terra State Community College is announcing a new 11-week fast-track welding certificate that will begin in May.

Students are to take three classes materials, safety and blueprint reading online. Upon successful completion, the students are to receive a welding certificate.

Classes begin May 20 and end Aug. 5. Students who wish to pursue an associate degree in welding later can apply these credits toward a degree.

For more information, call the admissions office at (419) 559-2349.

Terra State board welcomes members

FREMONT -The Terra State Community College Board of Trustees added two new members during its regular April meeting.

Matt Montowski, of Catawba Island, and Kay E. Reiter, of Fremont, were sworn in by Board Chair Carl Koebel.

Montowski has been a self-employed independent insurance agent in Ottawa County for 23 years. He also has been a Catawba Island Township trustee for about four years.

Reiter is the executive director for the Sandusky County Economic Development Corp. She is a graduate of Fremont Ross High School and Bowling Green School of Nursing, and completed an economic development regional course at Lakeland Community College.

TU senior presents project

Tiffin University graduating senior Shanna Litton presented a senior project for her Arts Administration and Music Industry degree April 26, in Chisholm Auditorium located inside of Franks Hall.

Native honored as UF employee

FINDLAY Mariah Hohman, 2009 graduate of New Riegel High School, was honored by the University of Findlay for her dedication to working as a UF student employee during the university’s annual student employee recognition luncheon.

Hohman is a senior intervention specialist education major. She is the daughter of Valerie and John Hohman of Tiffin.

Owens commencement

FINDLAY – Seven hundred-forty candidates for graduation, including 133 from the Findlay-area campus, are to receive degrees during the 47th annual Owens Community College Spring commencement at 7 p.m. May 3 in the Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo campus.

State gives Ruffing clean bill of health

During the annual survey from the Ohio Department of Health, Ruffing Family Care Center of Tiffin received a perfect survey.

During the weeklong process, surveyors looked over every aspect of the health and well being of the residents. At the end of their survey, Ruffing Family Care Center of Tiffin was found to be deficiency free.

“This would not have been possible without the caliber of staff that we have. Their continued dedication to our residents combined with the longevity our staff has makes us what we are” said owner Diana Ruffing.

For more information or to arrange a tour, call (419) 447-4662.

Fostoria Kiwanis to support hunger program

FOSTORIA – Monday through Friday, the Fostoria Kiwanis Club is to launch a skip-a-meal program in the Fostoria community.

Every April, Kiwanians and their families, friends and coworkers “skip” a meal (eat at home or bring your lunch to work/school) instead of dining out. They then give the cost equivalent of that meal to the Kiwanis Club, extending their impact to children in the communities they serve.

Local businesses, churches and schools are to have a donation box available for community members to participate in this year’s program.

Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser are to support the Feed My Kids program, a 10-week free summer lunch Tuesdays and Thursdays for local families. The program is located at the First Presbyterian Church.

For more information, contact a member of the Fostoria Kiwanis Club or Club President Julie Reinhart at (419) 436-6621 or

Gala benefits Mercy foundation

Supporters of the Mercy Tiffin Foundation enjoyed the “Ragtime Ball: A Mercy Centennial Celebration” festivities at the annual fundraiser, which was at Wickham Great Hall on the campus of Heidelberg University April 6. The Foundation raised over $29,000 in gross revenue from the event.

“We sincerely thank all who contributed and attended the Gala,” said Marsha Danhoff, president and CEO of the Mercy Tiffin Foundation. “I would especially like to recognize our sponsors, ‘The Godfather’ sponsor, Clouse Construction Corp.; our ‘Goodfellas’ sponsors, Aris Teleradiology, Coppus Motors and Dunbar Mechanical; ‘The Untouchables’ sponsors, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg University Excelsior Men’s Society, Integrated Orthopaedics & Sports Rehab, JDRM Engineering, Laminate Technologies Inc., The Lathrop Company, Lind Media Company, Dr. and Mrs. Anthony S. Lupica, Chef Angel Moreno and Dr. Randy Niederkohr, Tiffin University and Webster Foundation. We truly appreciate all who helped make this event such a success.”

“We are truly grateful for our sponsors and all who played a role in making this year’s gala a great success,” said Bernie Steinmetz, manager of development, donor relations and volunteers. “Our committee members worked hard to be creative and plan a fun theme that everyone enjoyed.”

Planning Committee Members included Jyl Clouse, Lynn Clouse, Marsha Danhoff, Angie Depinet, Cyndi Durham, Lisa Felton, Laurie Kaple, Bernie Steinmetz and Frazene Thornton.

Sunday announcements

Kalnow, DeMonte recogized at United Way event

COLUMBUS – Ohio United Way celebrated its 100th anniversary at the annual meeting April at the Capital Club in Columbus. The organization used the event to celebrate 100 Years – 100 Heroes, recognition of individuals who have improved lives in their communities through service to United Way at the state or local level.

Andrew Kalnow was one of the award winners. Kalnow was unable to attend, but his son, Drew Kalnow of Columbus, accepted on his behalf. Dan Frank of National Machinery LLC and Tiffin-Seneca United Way board president also attended.

Andrew Kalnow was nominated by Pat DeMonte, executive director of Tiffin-Seneca United Way, for “his numerous contributions to the community and his dedication to making our community a stronger and more vibrant place to live.” Last year, Andrew and his wife, Cyndi, became Tocqueville donors to recognize the 10th year anniversary since Andrew took the helm at National Machinery LLC. Along with the National employees, the family foundation and the corporate contributions, they have given more than $1 million to the United Way under his leadership.

DeMonte also was recognized at the luncheon for her engagement in community activities during the past 13 years as director and as a former member of the Ohio United Way Board of Directors. DeMonte has been involved in the Morrison House, transitional housing facility as a member of the Community Task Force.

Ohio United Way was formed in 1913 as the Ohio Institue for Public Effciency, later adopting the name of Ohio United Way in 1988. Over the years Ohio United Way has sought to fulfill its mission to strengthen the capacity of United Ways across Ohio to advance the commmon good for Ohioans.

Dinner to benefit Shock family

The Old Fort Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a chicken BBQ dinner at 11 a.m. until all meals are gone May 19 at Fire Station No. 1, Old Fort. The cost is $10 per person and includes half a chicken, beans, cole slaw, baked potato, dinner roll and ice cream.

Proceeds are to help the family of assistant chief Joe Shock. Tickets may be purchased from any firefighter, Old Fort Bank-main branch, Old Fort Country Market, Fort Seneca General Store or at the door.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (567) 207-3907 after 4 p.m.

Cemetery cleanup planned

Spring cleanup at Pleasant Union Cemetery, Old Fort, is 9 a.m. May 4. People should bring their own tools. In case of inclement weather, the rain date is scheduled for May 11.

For further information or any questions, call Jean Joseph at (419) 992-4421.

Library to present Fremont history

FREMONT – Birchard Public Library is to present “The Oldest Things in Fremont” by Larry Michaels at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The program is to show photographs of the oldest homes and buildings standing in Fremont.

The Friends of Birchard Public Library is sponsoring the event and will serve light refreshments.

For more information, call (419) 334-7101.

Tales next date

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Tales for Twos & Threes at 6:30 p.m. May 14 and 28 and at 10 a.m. on May 15 and 29.

All sessions will be in the Frost Kalnow room. No registration is required and the event is free.

For more information, visit the junior library or call (419) 447-3751.

New titles at Mohawk library

SYCAMORE – New titles are available at Mohawk Community Library by authors including Elizabeth Lowell, Phillip Margolin, Ann B. Ross, Lisa Scottonlin, Mary Higgins Clark, Stuart Woods and Barbara Taylor Bradford.

Patrons to learn about gardens

CLYDE – Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Sandusky/Ottawa counties will present “Getting the Most from Your Garden” 6-7:15 p.m. Thursday at the Clyde Public Library.

No registration is required and the event is free.

Library book sale

ATTICA – Seneca East Public Library Foundation is to host its first book and magazine sale April 22-27 in the library community room.

Books are to be sorted into different categories. All proceeds will go directly back to the library to purchase additional materials.

For more information, call (419) 426-3825 or visit

Tiffin BOE to meet

The Tiffin City Schools Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. April 23 in the cafetorium of the Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive.

YMCA to host safety program

The Tiffin Community YMCA is to host a Family Water Safety Day 1-3 p.m. Saturday.

The event is free and open to all ages.

The program is to focus on water safety tips, boating safety, backyard pool and pond safety, life jackets and personal survival skills.

For more information, call (419) 447-8711.

Fostoria board sets public hearing

FOSTORIA – The Fostoria Board of Education to is present a public hearing at 6 p.m. May 20 to gather feedback about the potential rehire of retiring Fostoria junior/senior high school principal Thomas Grine.

The meeting is at the Holms Administration Building, 500 Parkway Drive.

Tiffin native receives honor

BASCOM -David Beleny is the Seneca County recipient of the 24th annual Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Award, sponsored by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association. Beleny, a senior from Hopewell-Loudon High School, received a plaque and was presented a cash award from the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center.

He is the son of David and Karen Beleny of Tiffin.

Fostoria goes back to the wild

FOSTORIA – Back to the Wild is to give a presenation 4:45-6:15 p.m. and 6-7:31 p.m. Monday at Fostoria’s Longfellow Elementary School to teach students and parents about rescued animals.

Open enrollment for Fostoria schools

FOSTORIA – Fostoria City Schools is to take applications for students to enroll at Longfellow, Riley, Fostoria Intermediate elementary schools or Fostoria Junior/Senior High School for the 2013-14 school year.

Applications are available at all schools beginning Monday and applications are to be returned May 1-31. Notification will be by June 15.

For more information, call (419) 436-4100.

Students can meet state officials

Local students interested in government and politics have the opportunity to discuss public policy issues with Republican elected officials in Columbus May 1.

The trip is organized and hosted by Senea County Republican Chairman David Koehl. Students interested can contact him at or (567) 207-6911.

Transportation is to be provided courtesy of Reineke Ford. There is no cost except for meals, and students under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent.

Sentinel students participate in skills contest

Sentinel Career and Technical Center hosted the Northwestern State Skills Classic contest April 10.

Nine members of the Tiffin-Sentinel FFA also competed that day. The team placed third overall in the State contest.

Students who placed in the contest for assembly procedures, Zach Vogel placed fifth and in painting and ladder safety Vogel placed fifth; in hand lawn mowing, Katie Sherman placed ninth; in aquarium management, Cathleen Ross placed seventh; in small engine part identification, Kyler Lange placed fourth and Hugh Williams placed first; in tractor operation, Kyler Lange placed seventh and Hugh Williams placed third; in personal finance, Angie Walker placed ninth; in animal care Bryce Kubasek placed eighth and Morgan Casey placed ninth; in natural resources, Cathleen Ross placed seventh; in corsage making, Jericho Pearson placed second; in flower and vegetable identification, Katie Sherman placed seventh and Morgan Casey placed fourth; in meat identification, Angie Walker placed seventh; and in commercial walk-behind mower, Bryce Kubasek placed fourth and Jericho Pearson placed third.

Serving as judges were Tom Gerschutz, Roland Zimmerman, Carol Zimmerman, Carrie Schlechter, David Folkner, Mary Post, Rodger Walters, Angie Fredritz, Ron Pickworth, Eugene Goshe, Anna Horner, Bard Shumaker, Faircloth and Pat Lauer.

Terra trustees meet

The Board of Trustees of Terra State Community College is to meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Building B, Room 206.

Professors present

TU Professor Gretchen Carroll presented “The ABC’s of the Best Practices in Leadership Development” at the 2013 Tobias Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Professor Jonathan Appel has been invited by the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics to present two papers at its 20th World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in June in Seoul, South Korea.

James Rovira has been awarded a grant to participate as a summer scholar for the 2013 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer

Seminar “Reassessing British Romanticism.”

Heidelberg students present research

Susan Carty, biology professor at Heidelberg University, organized a group of students who presented posters of research at the sixth annual Posters at the Capitol: Undergraduate Research in Northwest Ohio event April 9 at the Statehouse Atrium in Columbus.

Heidelberg was represented by Megan Brown, Susan Daniel, Jeffrey Gordon, Allison Kennedy, Andrew Leis, Joshua Olewiler, Jeff Peck, Ryan Smith and Tori Vaccariello.

Edible books fest a tasty success

Heidelberg University’s Friends of Beeghly Library celebrated the eighth annual Edible Books Fest April 14. Approximately 85 chefs and friends gathered to view and taste the “cooked” books.

Prizes were awarded to the following cooks:

Best Appetizer – Theresa Stover for Healthy Foods.

Best Entre – Brittny Gaietto for Cheesy Potato Soup.

Best Side Dish – Karen Shaffer for Belgium Salad.

Best Dessert – Kathy Nutter for Lemon Meringue Pie.

Yummiest Dish – Lillian Burkholder for Warthog Caramel Cookie Bars.

Best Dish by a Child 12 Years or Younger – Abbi Roerdink for Arthur’s Teeth.

Best Dish by a Parent/Child Team – Rylan and Debby Roszman for Fruit Hedgehog.

Most Humorous – Samantha Gaietto for 50 Shades of Gravy.

Best Harry Potter Dish – Alivia Roerdink for Hedwig Owl Cupcakes.

Most Aesthetically Pleasing Dish – Theresa Stover for Healthy Foods.

Most Unusual – Cinzia Cross for Particle at the End of the Universe.

People’s Choice Miley and Ashley Helmstetter for Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Cake.

Judges for the event were Sue Berryman, Dale and Paula Depew, Angie Giles, Randy and Sue Halen, Theresa Hoschar, Kiuko Sanders, students Deana Shook and Alex Wilhelm, Michael and Jodi Strong, David and Lynda Weininger and John and Laurie Wilkin.

Water quality lab’s expertise published

Ken Krieger, director of the National Center for Water Quality Research, recently published an article, along with co-author Bill Zawiski of the Ohio EPA, titled “Changes in Biotic and Habitat Indices in Response to Dam Removals in Ohio. “The article appears in The Challenges of Dam Removal and River Restoration, published by The Geological Society of America.

‘Berg prof presents with former student

Marc O’Reilly, associate professor of political science at Heidelberg University, along with 2003 ‘Berg alumnus Wesley Renfro, co-presented a paper, titled “Empire by Any Other Name: America’s Continued Primacy in the Persian Gulf,” April 13 at the annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago.

Renfro, a Sycamore native, is on the political science faculty at St. John Fisher College in New York.

Terra, Toledo form education cohort

FREMONT -An exciting new opportunity for early childhood educators is coming to Terra State Community College next fall.

Those with associate degrees in early childhood education can earn a teaching license through a new degree completion program with the University of Toledo.

For more information, call Stacey Pistorova at (419) 559-2216.

Student art show at Owens

FINDLAY Owens Community College students will have the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents as the Findlay-area Campus serves as host to its annual Spring Student Art Exhibition, titled “Our Best Yet,” Monday through May 3 in the ibrary gallery.

Admission is free. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call (567) 429-3088 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 3088.

Owens blood drive

FINDLAY- Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus and the American Red Cross are to host a community Blood Drive 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p .m. Wednesday in the Education Center room 111.

The blood drive will be staffed by the Findlay Rotaract student organization.

Natives perform at University of Findlay

FINDLAY -Ryan Wood, of Tiffin, performed in The University of Findlay’s Jazz Ensemble spring concert.

Wood, a senior animal science/pre-veterinary medicine major is a 2010 graduate from Hopewell-Loudon High School. He is the son of Roger and Charlene Wood, of Tiffin.

Samantha Prenzlin, a senior animal science major, recently performed during a studio voice recital at The University of Findlay.

Prenzlin performed “Getting to Know You” by Richard Rodgers. She also performed during the Concert-Chorale spring concert, along with the Heidelberg University Community Chorus.

A 2008 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School, Prenzlin is the daughter of Nancy Prenzlin.

Loretta Kelbley, a junior occupational therapy major, recently performed in the Concert-Chorale.

Kelbley, a 2010 graduate of New Riegel High School, is the daughter of Nancy Kelbley, Carey, and Jeff Kelbley, Fostoria.

Hospice gives presentation

Community Hospice Care is to present Hospice Foundation of America’s annual Living with Grief Program, “Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death.” The program is 1-4:30 p.m. Friday at Community Hospice Care, 181 E. Perry St., Tiffin.

The program is to be moderated by Frank Sesno, director of the school of media and public affairs at George Washington University.

For more information or to register, call (419)-447-4040.


Mercy staff recognized at event

Anne Zimmerman, chief nursing officer at Mercy Tiffin Hospital, was recognized at Heidelberg University’s “Celebrating Successful Women” event April 12. The event was held in conjunction with the Patricia Adams Lecture Series.

Dale Thornton, president and CEO of Mercy Tiffin Hospital nominated Anne for this recognition.

“Anne works diligently to create a work environment that engages her employees,” he said. “Anne is the consummate health care professional and a respected nursing leader.”

Zimmerman started her nursing career with Mercy Tiffin in 1977. She has helped establish many programs and services, including a low risk cardiac catheterization laboratory.

As a member of Mercy Tiffin’s senior leadership team, Zimmerman helped develop the current healthcare campus and collaborates with other health service organizations within the community.


Be prepared for emergencies

TOLEDO – Recent events in Boston and Texas emphasize the importance of knowing what to do when an emergency occurs. Even as first responders rushed into help, much of the initial care to the injured was provided by friends, neighbors and bystanders who were trained in CPR and first aid. Whether the emergency is community-wide or involves a single individual being hurt at home, it is vital that someone close by knows what to do when such an emergency occurs.

The American Red Cross has may ways people can get the information and training they need to be able to help when an emergency occurs and urges everyone to be better prepared by taking advantage of training and mobile apps available to teach them what to do when someone needs assistance.

First aid/CPR classes – The Red Cross has classes available that emphasize hands-on-learning of first aid, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an automated external defibrillator. People can register for classes at or by calling (800) REDCROSS.

Online training – Family and household members can learn how to prevent and respond to emergencies by taking the Red Cross family first aid and CPR online course. The cost is $30. This course is for people who do not require OSHA-compliant certification.

Red Cross First Aid App – People also can download the free Red Cross First Aid App for iPhone and Android mobile devices which puts lifesaving information at someone’s fingertips. Features include step-by-step instructions to guide someone through everyday first aid scenarios, full integration with 9-1-1 to call emergency services from the app and preloaded content to have instant access to information even without device reception or Internet connectivity. The app is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store by searching for American Red Cross.

3 to retire from National Machinery

National Machinery has announced the retirement of John Bolte, more than 41 years of service; Jim Breidenbach, more than 47 years of service; and Bill Obringer, retiring after 44 years of service.

Bolte began his career at National in 1971 initially in plant engineering and later was promoted to foreman of assembly and maintenance in 1985. In 1986, he became the manager of manufacturing engineering, maintenance, and plant engineering. In 1987, he became manufacturing manager, responsible for all shop operations as well as manufacturing engineering. In 1989, he was named vice president of manufacturing. He played a role in National’s Nuernberg, Germany, operations. After 2001, he focused on operations and human resources and was instrumental in National’s China facility.

Breidenbach began his career in machining and worked in machining departments from 1966 until 1980. He had numerous management positions beginning as a technical assistant in National’s lathe department in 1981. In 1989, he was promoted to supervisor and supervised various departments throughout his career at National. He most recently worked as the third shift operations manager where was instrumental in mentoring newer employees and working with them to develop their skills.

Obringer started in 1968 in National’s lathe department and moved to the milling department where he worked as a machinist until he retired. The company stated Obringer has been an example of a versatile and flexible machinist; not only was he a responsible, efficient employee, he also served his country in the United States Army during his career at National starting in 1969, returning in 1972.

Sunday announcements

63 graduate from Highway Patrol

COLUMBUS – The Patrol’s 154th Academy Class graduated April 5 after 22 weeks of paramilitary training. The keynote address was provided by Ohio Senate President Keith Faber. Additional remarks were provided by Director Thomas P. Charles, Ohio Department of Public Safety; Col.l John Born, Patrol superintendent, and Capt. Brigette Charles, Academy commandant. The Oath of Office was issued by Judge Peter B. Abele, Fourth Appellate District, Ohio Court of Appeals.

Trooper Daniel J. Schritter, South Point, was selected as class speaker and thanked the academy and cadets.

Commissioned troopers were to report to their posts April 8. Graduates’ first 60 working days will be a field-training period under the guidance of a veteran officer. The new graduates are assigned to 35 of the patrol’s 58 posts.

CROSSWAEH board to meet

CROSSWAEH Facility Governing Board and Judicial Advisory Board are to meet at 1 p.m. Friday at the CROSSWAEH Correctional Center on SR 100.

The meeting is open to the public.

Directors board

to meet

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s board of directors is to meet at noon Tuesday in the Junior Home Room.

MCL offers new books for patrons

SYCAMORE -The Mohawk Community Library has announced new books to their catalog, including young adult fiction title “Clockwork Princess” by Cassandra Clare and adult fiction books “Too Hot Too Handle,” by Victoria Dahl and “Death of Yesterday” by M.C. Beaton.

New non-fiction titles also are available.

Create Lego designs at the library

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Lego Saturday” 1-3 p.m. April 27 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

April’s theme is Earth Day or Arbor Day.

The program is for all ages. Families can come and create their own Lego creations. The library is to provide Duplo blocks for children ages 2-4, and Legos for ages 4 and older.

Book group to read ‘Years of Wonders’

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s adult book discussion group “Lets Talk About It” is to discuss “Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks at 10:30 a.m. May 2 in the Junior Home Room.

Copies of the book are available at the information desk. Refreshments are to be provided.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or email

Adult craft night at Bliss Memorial

BLOOMVILLE – Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host an adult craft night at 6:30 p.m. April 22.

Cathy Stockmeister is to be the artist for the evening and is planning on making a candle holder from old dishes, napkins and fingernail polish.

There will be a $3 charge for materials and the class is limited to 12 participants.

Visit the library to register or call (419) 983-4675.

Be a Friend of the Library

FOSTORIA – The Kaubisch Memorial Library is seeking memberships to the Friends of the Library organization.

The organization is a non-profit group dedicated to the library through volunteer services and fundraising activities.

The annual membership dues:

Senior citizens 55 and older along with students are $5.

Individual memberships are $10.

Family memberships are $20.

Business memberships are $25.

Lifetime memberships for families and individuals are $100.

Checks can be payable to Friends of the Library at Kaubisch Memorial Library, 205 Perry St., Fostoria, OH.

Dues also can be paid in person at the library’s main desk and are tax-deductible.

For more information, call (419) 288-2498.

Advisory council to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education Business Advisory Council is to meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Administration Building.

Carey schools offer open enrollment

CAREY – Carey Exempted Village Schools are to take applications for open enrollment May 1-31.

Open enrollment allows students grades K-12 in school districts bordering Carey to attend the schools tuition free.

For more information or an application, contact Carey schools superintendent’s office at (419) 396-7922.

Music from across the country

CLYDE – Clyde Elementary School music classes recently participated in a digital exchange program with University Prep in Seattle, Wash., as part of a unit on Music from Around the World.

Some 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-grade students used Skype on iPads to communicate with the older students one-on-one to learn lyrics, pronunciations, melody and movements to a French song.

Buckeye Central perfect attendance

NEW WASHINGTON -Students who had perfect attendance at Buckeye Central include:

Kindergarten-Dominic Allgyre, Isabella Beskur, Lilly Blankenship, Kora Jones, Elizabeth Krebs and Mara McDougal.

First Grade-Faye Betts, Derex Dean, Bren Jones, Jeffery King III, Tyler Mason, Kaleb Philbrick and Landon Sherwood.

Second Grade-Brenden Ady, Kirsten Ady, Sydney Beamer, Lymesha Cooley, Tori Humphrey, Addison Kessler, Kaelynn Norville, Faith Raines, Grady Schafer, Brooklyn Songer amd Sydney Wurm.

Third Grade-TyNesha Bishop, Damian Dean, Bladyn Hernandez, Koda Kehres, Chase Reed and Logan Salyer.

Fourth Grade – Marcus Novak, Taylor Rachel.

Alumni banquet tickets on sale

SYCAMORE -Tickets are on sale for the Sycamore Alumni Banquet.

The banquet is at 6:30 p.m. April 27 at the Mohawk School Building.

Tickets can be purchased at Keller Hardware in Sycamore or by calling (419) 927-4171.

Accounting scholarship offered

NORWALK -Payne, Nickles & Co. CPAs, through the Fund for Huron County, Firelands Chapter OSCPA Scholarship Fund and The Community Foundation of Lorain County, announced it is offering up to two $2,000 scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. The scholarship is open to 4th- or 5th-year students with accounting majors, and is intended to assist the student in meeting the 150-hour requirement to take the CPA exam.

The deadline for scholarship applications is 5 p.m. May 3. The decision is to be announced in late June. The scholarship will be paid to the school in one installment.

Scholarship applications can be printed from the Payne, Nickles & Co. website at

All completed applications should be submitted to the Fund for Huron County, P. O. Box 541, Norwalk, OH 44857.

Terra May business seminars set

FREMONT -The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, Small Business Basics, that are to answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.

The schedule is:

9:30-11:30 a.m. May 1 at Ottawa county Improvement Corp., 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

9:30-11:30 a.m. May 8 at Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Vistor Services, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.

9:30-11:30 a.m. May 15 at Erie County Chamber of Commerce, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.

4:30-6:30 p.m. May 22 at Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.

Events are free.

To register or for more information, call Bill Auxter, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center toll-free, at (800) 826-2431 or (419) 559-2210 or email

Terra State plans spring open house

FREMONT – Terra State Community College announced its Spring Open House 4-6 p.m. April 23.

Visitors can explore campus, participate in a guded tour, learn about academic programs, hear testimonials from current students, along with prizes.

To make a reservation, visit

HU professor, student attend symposium

Jessica Miller, assistant professor of athletic training and associate athletic trainer at Heidelberg University, and senior athletic training major Genna Fusco of Shelby Township, Mich., recently attended the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia.

More than 1,500 athletic trainers and athletic training students from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin attended the event.

‘Berg graduate counseling director gives presentation

Jo-Ann Lipford Sanders, associate dean and director of graduate counseling at Heidelberg University, gave a presentation, “What New Professionals and Students Need to Know about the Current State of Multiculturalism,” at the American Counseling Association International Conference & Expo March 22 in Cincinnati.

Professor speaks at pop culture conference

Julie O’Reilly, assistant professor of communication and women and gender studies at Heidelberg University, presented the paper, “I Tweet the Biebs My Soul to Keep: Tweeting as Prayer in U.S. Celebrity Culture,” at the national Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference in Washington, D.C., March 27.

Bing article slated for publication

An article co-authored by John Bing, political science professor at Heidelberg University, and Heidelberg alumnus Steve Ceccoli, ’90, who is on the faculty at Rhodes College, has been accepted for publication in the Fall 2013 issue of the Journal of Third World Studies. The article, “Contending Narratives in China’s African Development,” involves oil for infrastructure transactions in Angola and Nigeria, popularly known as “the Angola Mode.”

Middle East policy topic of O’Reilly talk

Heidelberg University associate professor of political science Marc O’Reilly gave a lecture, “It’s Complicated: U.S. Policy vis-‘-vis the Middle East in an Age of Upheaval,” April 1 at Denison University. O’Reilly’s talk was part of Denison’s Spring 2013 Global Studies Seminars.

‘Berg prof conducts accreditation visit

Doug McConnell, director of music technology and programs and professor of theory and composition in the school of music at Heidelberg University, and Dennis McIntire from Reinhardt University, conducted an on-site accreditation review of the Department of Music at George Washington University in Washington D.C., March 24-26. The visit included meetings with faculty, students and administration with visits to classes, lessons and rehearsals.

Heidelberg alumna honored

COLUMBUS -The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges is to present its 27th annual Evening of Excellence.

Being inducted is Sondra Gerhardt Libman, retired president of Americana Healthcare Corp., alumna of Heidelberg University.

TU celebrates academic honors

Tiffin University celebrated its 2013 Academic Honors Ceremony April 7.

Students receiving honors included Emma Sipes, in Arts; Kourtney Phillips, in history education; Lauren Osman, in English; Shana Litton, in music; Maite Barrios, in management; Carly Reese, in computer information systems; Phillip Patten, in finance; Olivia Frantz, in accounting; Ashley Madison, in sports and recreational management; Monique Clagg, in marketing; Elizabeth Venenga, in corrections; Stephanie Oliveria, in forensic psychology; Lindsey Gallager, in forensic science; Melissa Brady, in cyber defense and information security; Kelly Mayer, in homeland security and terrorism, Elena Barton, in law enforcement; Jaclyn Meyer received the Wilkinson Award; and Jacob Simon received the Student Leadership Award.

TU’s Appel weighs in on Huffington Post column

Jonathon Appel was invited by the editors of the Huffington Post to write comments concerning the controversy surrounding the upcoming publication of the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in May 2013 by the American Psychiatric Association.

Appel also has been invited by the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics to present two papers at its 20th World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in June 2013 in Seoul, South Korea.

History writer at TU

Tiffin University is to present “The Laws of War in American History Lincoln’s Code,” by John Fabian Witt, winner of Bancroft Award for Excellence in History Writing, 1-3 p.m. Friday in Chisolm Auditorium, located in Franks Hall.

TU professor presents paper

TU professor Lisa Kahle-Piasecki presented the paper “Business in Costa Rica: Trends and Issues” at the 14th annual conference of the National Business and Economic Society in March at Costa Rica.

TU website allows alumni donations

Tiffin University’s website will now facilitate secure online giving to its annual fund through CASHNet online e-payment processing.

The CASHNet online e-payment is used by TU students and parents to pay for tuition, room and board charges, and other fees.

Anyone wanting to give to the Tiffin University Annual Fund can set up a CASHNet user account and password through the alumni Giving website, at

Additionally, Alumni may access their CASHNet accounts to register to attend events including the alumni football game and reception Saturday, TU alumni golf outing June 17, and Cedar Point day July 19.

Local on dean’s list

The University of Northwestern Ohio announced Austin E. Frankart, of Tiffin, made the dean’s list for the February 2013 session.

Area native on dean’s list

CHESTERFIELD -Nathan Siebenaller, of Bascom, was named to the dean’s List at Logan College of Chiropractic for the Fall trimester.

Owens receives service honor

FINDLAY- Owens Community College was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Owens is the only community college in Ohio to receive the recognition.

Local students inducted into honor society

FINDLAY -Owens Community College students and a faculty member recently were honored for their academic accomplishments in business, earning membership into the Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society.

The Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society student inductees for 2012-13 academic year are Melissa Cook of Fostoria and Karen Lehman of Carey.

NAMI support group to meet

NAMI Family Support is to meet 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Tiffin Developmental Center, 600 N. River Road, administration building, conference room 1.

NAMI Family Support, Depression/Bipolar Support and Connection Recovery Support meetings are sponsored by NAMI of Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot Counties and are free.

For more information, call (419) 334-8021.

Tiffin man recognized for service

James W. Kizer III, of Tiffin, was recently recognized at a celebration for receiving the 2 Million Safe Driving Award J.B. Hunt Transport Inc., where he has been a driver for more than 20 years.

Kizer is married to Filomena and has five children and three grandchildren.

Miller Cable Co. recognized with safety awards

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Thursday recognized Miller Cable Co., as winner of two awards in the second annual Safety Innovations Award competition. The company received the Risk Reduction and People’s Choice Awards. BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer presented the Green Springs company with the award during BWC’s annual Safety Congress & Expo 2013.

The Safety Innovations Award competition was introduced in 2012 at the Safety Congress & Expo, the state’s longest-running occupational safety, health and workers’ compensation conference.

Miller Cable Company is a heavy highway contractor that constructs and repairs highway and city lighting, traffic signals and “smart highway systems.” The business was recognized for obtaining mechanical breakers, a type of backhoe attachment that nearly eliminated the need for workers to use jackhammers for prolonged periods of time.

Sunday announcements

Fostoria safety council hosts lunch

Fostoria Area Safety Council is to host its annual awards lunceon for member companies 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 17 at St. Wendelin’s Parish Hall, 323 N. Wood St.

A program is to be presented by Kay Francis, author of “The Funny Thing About Stress.” She is to talk about health, wellness and stress management.

Tickets are $15 a person and can be purchased at Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce, 121 N. Main St., no later than Friday.

Free knitting classes at T-SPL

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host open knitting sessions 1:30-3:30 p.m. today, April 14, 21 and 28 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

The program is open to all ages and knitting skill levels. Participants are asked to bring their own yarn, needles and project.

The program is free and no registration is required.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751.

Story time at the library

Preschool Story Time is to be featured at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library for children ages 3-6.

Sessions are 1-6:30 p.m. April 18, 25 and May 2 and 9 in the Frost Kalnow room.

No registration is required.

Get bugged at MCL

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Community Library is to host its last Family Fun Night at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The theme for the evening is to be butterflies and ladybugs. Crafts are to include making ladybugs and butterflies to take home.

CPL presents The Grand Canyon

CLYDE -Gerry Gonya is to present his Travelouge, “The Grand Canyon” at 6 p.m. April 17 in the Whirlpool room at the Clyde Public Library.

Registration is not required and the program is free and open to the public.

Program committee to meet

The Tiffin City Board of Education’s Program Committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday at the administration building, 244 S. Monroe St.

Lakota board to meet

The Lakota Local School District Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the staff dining room at Lakot Local Schools, 5200 CR 13.

Clyde board to meet

CLYDE – The Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village Board of Education is to meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday for a special meeting for the purpose of employing a superintendent.

NCOESC board to gather

The North Central Ohio ESC Board of Governors is to meet at 7 p.m. April 16 at the NCOESC Tiffin office, 928 W. Market St.

Human trafficking to be discussed

FOSTORIA – Judy Hoffman, a member of Sisters in Shelter founded by the Tiffin Franciscan nuns, is to speak to St. Wendelin Catholic School Social Teachings classes on human trafficking, 8-9:16 a.m. and 9:19-10:35 a.m. Monday.

Old Fort taking open enrollment apps

OLD FORT – Old Fort Local School District is accepting inter-district open enrollment applications for the 2013-14 school year.

Applications are available in the elementary and high school offices and

online at

Old Fort offers grades K-12, with all day, every day kindergarten. Applications is to be accepted for students in all districts statewide.

For more information,call the elementary office at (419) 992-1024 or the high school office at (419) 992-4291.

Lakota student of the month

KANSAS – Tyler Aldrich was selected by Lakota High School as the February student of the month.

Aldrich is ranked fifth in his class and is a member of student council, athletic council, National Honor Society, cross country and track. He is the son of Al and Tami Aldrich of Fremont.

Award-winning author to speak

Professor John F. Witt from the Yale School of Law is to visit Tiffin University to talk about his most recent work, “Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History.”

The program at 1 p.m. April 19 in Chisholm Auditorium located in Franks Hall, is sponsored by TU’s school of criminal justice and social sciences.

Following the speech, there is to be a book signing and refreshments provided.

Tiffin’s Gillikin published

Adjunct faculty member Margaret Gillikin’s article, “Competing Loyalties: Nationality, Church Governance, and the Development of an American Catholic Identity” was published in Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 11, No. 1, Winter 2013, 146-160.

Dragon Riders showcase

Tiffin University’s equestrian team is to host its fifth annual showcase performance at 6:30 p.m. April 19 at Lane of Dream Farm, 2502 E. CR 16.

Admission is free, but for those interested in sponsoring a Dragon Rider you can make a donation to help fund the team’s efforts. Check or cash is acceptable, but must be returned to Elizabeth Buskey at the student affairs office by April 18.

Terra summer and fall registration starts

FREMONT – Registration for summer and fall at Terra State Community College is under way.

New students are asked to call the admissions office at (419) 559-2349 for testing and an advising appointment. For information, visist

Terra State celebrates Week of the Young Child

FREMONT -The Early Childhood Education Department and student organization Terra Association of Future Teachers of Terra State Community College are celebrating the Week of the Young Child with a professional development opportunity.

Early childhood educators, professionals and parents of children birth to third grade are invited to lunch and a presentation by a national in-service speaker, adjunct professor Ann Anzalone of Wright State University, noon-3:30 p.m. April 17 at the college.

The program is free, but space is limited.

For more information or to register, contact Stacey Pistorova at (419) 559-2216 or email

Native honored

COLUMBUS -Joshua Senn, of Attica, was inducted into the 107th of Sphinx Senior Honorary at The Ohio State University March 22.

Senn is majoring in Music Education and is the son of Gearld and Martha Senn, of Attica.

Kathleen Margaret Wolf

Kathleen Margaret Wolf recently returned from her year-long deployment in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division. She has been promoted in rank to sergeant, E 5.

Wolf is attending 10 weeks of Explosive Ordinance Disposal school at Fort Lee, Va. Upon graduation, she is to attend seven months of advanced EOD schooling at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. After that, she will be an EOD technician assigned to a special operations unit, also known as the Army’s “bomb squad.”

Wolf has served 6 1/2 years in the U.S. Army and plans to make it her career. Her parents are Chuck and Peggy Wolf of Tiffin.

Human resource meeting set

A Findlay Area Human Resource Associate meeting is set for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Findlay Country Club, 1500 Country Club Drive.

The topic is bullying in the workplace, to be presented by Carol Taylor, independent contractor. Taylor is to provide ways to identify a workplace bully and potential targets, share resources available to workplaces dealing with bullying and identify three-five approaches that can be used to address a bullying situation.

The cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members and $10 for students/members in transition.

Registration is requested at (419) 421-4713 or

Library to host open job interviews

CAREY – iforce is to host an open house for general assembly, machine operator and shipping and receiving positions 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday and from 1-4 p.m. Thursday at the Dorcas Carey Library, 236 E. Findlay St.

First shifts are available with 8-10 hour shifts Monday-Friday with possible weekend over time.

Those interested must adhere to a background and drug test.

For more information, contact iforce at (740) 382-2400.

Fostoria hospital offering prostate screenings

FOSTORIA – Prostate cancer screenings for men are set for 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Clinic, 501 Van Buren St., Fostoria. The screenings would include a PSA blood test and examination. The cost is $12.

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer, other than skin cancer, among men in the United States and is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer-related death among men. Screenings are recommended for men beginning at age 50.

This prostate cancer screening event is provided in partnership by ProMedica Wellness and Tim Beidelschies.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (419) 436-6688.


Glow bowling fundraiser set

Striking Out Cancer, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, is planned for 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. April 19 at Heritage Family Center, 747 W. Market St.

Cost is $15 per person, which includes three games of bowling and shoe rental, as well as chances for door prizes. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

For more information, call Laura Vitt at (419) 619-1498.

Sunday announcements

Genealogical society to meet

Seneca County Genealogical Society is to at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the community room of the Kiwanis Manor, 7 W. Market St., Tiffin. The meeting includes a business meeting and program.

The program is to be presented by Henry Timman, former Huron County probate clerk. Timman is an experienced researcher and writer on Huron County history and genealogy. He will share knowledge on Ohio’s probate records.

Fremont Area Women’s Connection

Fremont Area Women’s Connection is to host a tea party and luncheon 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 9 at Anjulina’s Catering, 2270 W. Hayes Avenue, Fremont. The cost is $12.

A complimentary nursery is available by reservation.

Featured speaker is Linda Harrah of Parma, who is to show her tea pot collection and give tips on planning tea parties.

Register by Thursday by calling Donna at (419) 680-2251 or email Carrol at

Library closed for Easter

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to be closed today in observance of Easter and will re-open Monday with regular hours.

Babies and Books next meeting

Babies & Books at Tiffin-Seneca Publi Library is set for 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. April 16 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Register by April 9. The event is free.

To register, call (419) 447-3751 or email

Next title for book group

The next session of “Coffee by the Book: Book Group at the Wick” is set for 6-7 p.m. April 18 at Bailiwicks Coffee Co., 62 S. Washington St.

The title to be discusses is “The Vanishing Act” by Mette Jakobsen.

Board to meet

The Tiffin City Schools Board of Education is to meet at 9 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the Administration Building.

Marketing committee to meet

The Tiffin City Board of Education Marketing Committee is to meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Administration Building in the conference room.

Tiffin kindergarten registration set

Tiffin City School District is seeking enrollment information for children registering for the 2-13-14 school year.

Kindergarten classes are held at Washington K-1 Elementary located at 151 Elmer St.

Children residing in the Tiffin City School District who will be five years old by Sept. 30 are eligible to enroll.

To register, contact any elementary office or Pat Smith at (419) 447-2515.

Pre-kindergarten screening is April 8-12 at the old Lincoln Building, 124 Ohio Ave.

Administration training offered

Training for assistants in medical administrative and legal office are to be offered at Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career Centers.

No pre-entrance testing is required for office training. To register, one must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Seating is limited and on first-come, first-serve basis.

Financial Aid through PELL Grant funding up to $5,645 is available for qualifying individuals.

For a schedule of upcoming classes, call Becky Bernard at (567) 201-2872 or email

Literacy program accepting applications

FOSTORIA – The Fostoria City Schools’ Adult Basic and Literacy Education program is accepting new students that lack a high school diploma and are interested in obtaining their General Educational Development diploma into the program.

To enroll in classes, students are required to complete the orientation process.

Orientation to the program is a three-day process; the next scheduled orientation for the classes is 9-11 a.m. or 6-8p.m. April 8-10 and 9-11 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. April 22-24.

For question or to register, call Kelly West at (419) 436-4163.

Bellevue to take enrollment applications

BELLEVUE – Bellevue City School District is accepting applications for open enrollment for the 2013-24 school year.

Applications are available at, the Bellevue Board of Education office at 125 North St., or by calling (419) 484-5000.

The deadline for applications is May 15 and parents are to be notified of acceptance status in late June.

February students of the month

Tiffin Middle Schools students of the month for February include Eleanor Fanning, Amari Humphrey, Dustin Yates, Tyrin Smith, Kyler Fuller, Violet Hoffman, Brooke Smith, Seth Whitaker, Shaniah Madison, Trent Steinmetz, Taylor Werling and Dylan Work.

Krout visits The Ritz

As part of the “Discovery Series” at The Ritz Theater, Krout 2nd and 3rd graders watched “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Ugly Duckling” March 19.

Light Fantastic, a performing arts troupe from Austin, Texas, also entertained students with a glow-in-the-dark performance.

‘Berg’s Krieger advocates for water quality issues

In early March, Ken Krieger, director of the National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University, traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of river and lake quality nationally and to raise awareness of Heidelberg’s National Center for Water Quality Research.

Additionally, the delegation presented a suggestion to redirect some federal funds to for programs to improve water quality in watersheds, and funnel them instead to states as a way to improve effectiveness of the programs.

‘Berg wine tasting

Heidelberg University is to host a wine tasting and silent auction to benefit its annual fund, which supports academic and experiential needs of its students.

“Uncorked: Sip. Savor. Support.” is 5:30 p.m. April 20 in the Saurwein Health and Wellness Center. The cost is $50 per person.

For additional information contact Ashely Helmstetter, at (419) 448-2231 or email Register at

Program earns prof national award

Daniel Cruikshanks, associate professor of counseling and clinical coordinator for Heidelberg University’s graduate counseling program, and former graduate counseling member Stephanie Burns received the 2013 ACA Branch Best Innovative Practice Award At the American Counseling Associations National Awards Ceremony in Cincinnati, for the Midwest Region for the Ohio Counseling Association Mentoring Program.

HU chemistry club takes Chicago

During spring break, Heidelberg University Chemistry Club traveled to Chicago to learn about potential careers for students with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biology.

Students participating in the trip were Jayna Geuy, Geoff Clay, Jon Miller, Lainey Barnett, Lily White, Jake Cochran, Andrew Christner and Lauren Stainbrook. Nathan Beres, assistant professor of chemistry, organized the trip.

HU school of education ranked

The 2012 Education Preparation Performance Report, recently released by the Ohio Board of Regents, ranks Heidelberg University’s teacher preparation program as one of seven of 51 programs statewide to have more than 95 percent of recent graduates meet or exceed a measure called “value-added.”

The measure statistically shows whether teachers made a year’s worth of academic progress in a given year, regardless of what they knew at the start of the year. The report includes people who teach math and reading in grades 4-8 for the past three years.

‘Berg biologist part of panel

Pam Faber, professor of biology and chair of the department of environmental and biological studies at Heidelberg University, served as a panelist for Capital University’s Tri Beta Biology Honorary March 12. The topic was “The Biology of Love.”

Heidelberg speech team ends season on high note

The Heidelberg speech team closed out the season with a performance at the Pi Kappa delta National Tournament at Webster University in St. Louis March 13-16.

Eighty-seix schools entered more than 2,000 events.

Sophomores Hannah Long-Higgins of Canal Winchester and Ashley Racicot of Dudley, Mass., brought home three individual trophies. Long-Higgins earned an excellent ranking in after-dinner speaking and broadcast journalism and Racicot earned an excellent in broadcast journalism.

The Speech Team, coached by adjunct communication instructor Daniel Higgins, is to conduct its annual showcase at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Herbster Chapel.

Bush shares Johnson’s Island research

David Bush, professor of anthropology at Heidelberg University, gave an invited talk March 12 at the Georgia Southern University symposium on Civil War prison investigations, titled “Captive Warriors: The History and Archaeology of POWs.” The title of Bush’s presentation was “Twenty-Five Years of History: Archaeological Research at Johnson’s Island.”

Education professor talks violence, loss

Michele Castleman, assistant professor in Heidelberg University’s school of education, recently presented “Dealing with a Threatening World: Using Children’s Books to Help Students Make Meaning of Violence and Loss,” at the Ohio Confederation of Teaching Education Organizations conference in Columbus.

‘Berg director gives presentation

Kristen Lindsay, assistant dean of student affairs and director of the Owen Academic & Career Support Center at Heidelberg University, co-presented “Inspiring Development Well-Being for Entry-Level Conduct Officers” at the recent American College Personnel Association conference in Las Vegas.

Greg Haines, former HU grad assistant and community coordinator at Cal-Poly-San Luis Obispo, joined her for the presentation.

HU prof discusses Tiffin’s literary past

Doug Collar, associate professor of English and integrated studies and associate dean of the honors program at Heidelberg University, spoke to the Seneca County Genealogy Society March 5 about research into Tiffin’s literary connections. Highlights included Charles Locke’s “A Shadow of Our Own,” Virgil Scott’s “The Hickory Stick” and Tiffin references in Sherwood Anderson’s books.

Collar presented a luncheon talk March 8 to Trinity UCC Keenagers focusing on the stories behind some essential early jazz recordings.

Spring Phi Theta Kappa induction at Terra State

FREMONT Twenty-eight Terra State Community College students were inducted into Alpha Mu Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national two-year college honor society, during a ceremony March 21.

Those inducted include Kourtney Carrick of Attica; Michele Upton and Danielle Waldrup of Bellevue; Natalie Green of Bloomville; Keith Fought of Burgoon; Teresa Shetzer and Judi Van Doren of Clyde; Eddmond Sisco of Kansas; Franklin Klingshim, Michelle McGee, Holly Schoen, Josh Thacker, and Jomes Yoder of Tiffin.

Computer classes at Owens planned

FINDLAY -Owens Community College and non-profit Connect Ohio organization are to offer computer training opportunities during the month of April.

The classes are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 9 and 11 and 9 a.m.-noon April 20 and 27 at the College’s Arrowhead Park Learning Center and 9 a.m.-noon April 17 and 24 at Hancock County JOBsolutions.

The final computer class session will be Fridays from 1-4 p.m. April 19 and 26 at Wood County JOBsolutions.

For more information, or to register for the free classes, call (567) 661-7357 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7357.

Gallery presents illustrations

FINDLAY -Owens Community College welcomes the return of the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum to the Findlay-area campus with original illustrations from children’s books as the library gallery presents “Fabulous Friends: Illustrations from Children’s Books,” April 1-17.

Admission to the library gallery is free.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, contact the Library at (567) 429-3088 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 3088.