Sunday announcements

Birchaven associates earn scholarships

The Educational Foundation of the Ohio Health Care Association awarded scholarships to Birchaven Village associate Amber Kiser and Independence House associate Amber Brown. The scholarships were awarded to assist those who work in long-term care advance their professional careers through continuing education.

Kiser, who works as the assistant director of nursing at Birchaven Village, received the James D. Glass Premier Scholarship for $4,000. She is to use the scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in nursing.

Brown, a State Tested Nursing Assistants at Independence House, received the District III James H. Vogel Scholarship for $2,500. She is to use the funds to pursue a degree in nursing.

Directors to meet

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library board of directors will meet at noon Tuesday in the Junior Home room.

New children video

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has added Playaway Views to the children’s library collection.

Playaway View is an education video that contains videos from studios like PBS KIDS, Weston Woods and Tumblebooks.

Volunteers needed

The junior department at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is in need of volunteers to help with this year’s summer reading program “Dig Into Reading!”

Volunteers who are in grades 7-12 will be asked to work two hours a week Monday through Friday between 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Those interested may stop by the junior library to pick up an application.

For more information, contact the library at (419) 447-3751.

Garden party at the library

CLYDE -The Clyde Public Library is to host a garden party 1-2 p.m. Tuesday outside the library property.

Connie Hench is to speak about local gardening organization Clyde In Bloom and Lynette Fox from Sullivan Gardens will be on hand to answer gardening questions.

Refreshments will be provided by Our Town’s Brewin’. The program is free.

Register at the circulation desk or call (419) 547-7174.

New titles at MCL

SYCAMORE -The Mohawk Community Library is to add new non-fiction titles to its shelves from authors including Sharon Stiteler, Deborah Mitchell, Glen Beck, Mary Roach, Debbie Reynolds, Elaine Marmel, Michele Darrall Zavatsky, Mitchell Zuckoff, Mike Holmes and Sports Illustrated editors.

New fiction also is to be added from authors including Jane Graves, Roxanne St. Claire, Jeffrey Archer, James Patterson, Fern Michaels and Nicole Baart.

Local students honored

The State Support Team 7 conducted its annual Outstanding Achievement Awards Banquet to honor educators or students in District 7.

Two students received awards, eighth-grader Jeremy Correll of Tiffin Middle School and Tiffin Columbian senior Alesha Hanna.

Each student received the R.A. Horn Outstanding Achievement award and a certificate and plaque recognizing their achievements.

NCOESC board to meet

The North Central Ohio ESC Board of Governors will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the NCOESC Marion Office, 333 E. Center St., Marion.

Business council to meet

The Tiffin City Board of Education Business Advisory Council will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Administration Building, 244 S. Monroe St.

Students prepare for their future

Fifth-grade gifted students are to prepare for the annual Imagination Celebration Friday at the Tiffin Middle School cafetorium.

The project this year is “Career Aspirations,” which requires students to choose a career they may like to pursue and study the aspects of this job.

Students ready to transition

First-and-third graders from Washington and Krout Elementary schools will be paired up with a current second- and fourth-grader to be aided with the transition into their new building. Students will be given a tour of their new buildings May 29 and be provided with a school T-shirt from their partner.

Mohawk FFA members honored

SYCAMORE – Mohawk FFA members attended the Ohio State Convention.

Darby Walton, Jarred Shellhouse, Kevin Lonsway, Emily Daniel, Cassie Parsons, Kayla Draper, Somer Freeman, Lindsay Daniel, Dean Morter, Lydia Coliron, Megan Cleveland, Bri Thiery, Meghan Chaffee, Kelsea Fleming, Jana Baum, Paige Sigler and Morgan Edgington were the current FFA member attendees. Donovan Smith, graduate from Mohawk High School, also attended, along with chaperones Sarah Criswell, Roger Daniel and Melissa Daniel

Mohawk had two proficiency award winners – Lindsay Daniel won first in district and second in state for her proficiency in veterinary medicine and Donovan Smith won first in district and first in state for his proficiency in environmental science and natural resources management.

Emily Daniel received her state degree and a gold rating for her reporter’s book, and Lindsay Daniel received a gold rating for her treasurer’s book.

Mohawk FFA received a gold medal chapter rating.

Jarred Shellhouse was announced as the Ohio FFA state treasurer.

YLSC graduation

FREMONT The eighth class of Youth Leadership Sandusky County had its graduation ceremony at Vanguard Career & Tech Center May 14.

Students graduating included Emily Becks and Joe Wetten of Bellevue, Hannah Riehl and Austin Underwood of Bishop Hoffman, Seth Smith of Clyde, Erica Chambers and Brandon Bliss of Fremont, Jeanne Dyer and Hunter Reineck of Gibsonburg, Jordan Magers and Noah Henry of Old Fort and Riley Schmidt and Abby Wright of Woodmore.

2013 Moose scholarship winner

Allison Perry of Tiffin was a recipient of a 2013 Moose International R. Robert Dale Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

Perry is a senior graduating from Tiffin Columbian in June.

Chinese students seek host families

STAMFORD, Conn. -Academic Year in America is seeking Tiffin area families to host Chinese students.

Students are ages 15-18 and arrive with full medical insurance and spending money. Students stay with their host for five or 10 months and attend the local high school.

For more information, call (800) 322-4678, ext. 5164, or email

Speakers set for lecture series

The Patricia Adams Lecture Series, entering its fourth year, has announced the next set of speakers for the 2013-14 year.

The keynote speaker in October is Deborah Mielewski, a technical leader of the Plastics Research Group at Ford Motor Co.’s Research and Innovation Center. Then in April, the university is to welcome Cheryl Krueger, who founded a gourmet cookie and gift company in 1985 and in 2009 founded KRUEGER+CO. Consulting Inc.

Freshman academic honorary inducts 51 at Heidelberg

The spring Alpha Lambda Delta induction ceremony for 51 Heidelberg University freshmen and sophomores was April 28.

Local inductees included Olivia Burke of Tiffin, Chase Hushour of Bloomville, Kaylee Loy of Tiffin, Bryce Riggs of Tiffin, Anna Sisco of Bettsville, Stephen Smith of Tiffin and Nathan Somers of Tiffin.

Heidelberg staffer interviewed

Last week, a film crew from NBC’s educational arm was on campus to interview R. Peter Richards, senior research scientist for Heidelberg University’s National Center for Water Quality Research, for an upcoming series.

Striking out cancer

The Heidelberg University softball team donned pink jerseys, as they have done annually the past five years, in support of Strike Out Cancer, an initiative organized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, during the April 27 double header.

Through the sale of T-shirts and other activities, the team raised $1,300 for The Gathering Place in Cleveland. They played the game in honor of a teammate who is battling cancer.

Heidelberg awards summer grants

Heidelberg University Provost David Weininger announced the university has awarded the Aigler Summer Study Grants to English professor William R. Reyer and piano professor Margarita Denenburg.

Reyer’s project, “The Minotaur and the Damsel-fly: Poems,” will cull from six years of poetic drafts and polished poems.

Denenberg’s project, “Keyboard Wellness Seminar,” involves attending the Keyboard Wellness Seminar July 22-Aug. 3 at The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

Graduate student wins scholarship

Alana Stanbery, a student in the graduate counseling program at Heidelberg University, has received a scholarship from the Ohio School Counseling Association.

Stanbery is to receive a scholarship of $,1000 to be put toward her graduate education. OSCA recognized her as an outstanding school counseling graduate student in Ohio.

Speech coach to serve on state board

Dan Higgins, adjunct professor of communication at Heidelberg University, has been elected to the Ohio Forensics Association state board as a member at large for the 2013-14 academic year.

English professor judges poetry

William Reyer, professor of English at Heidelberg University, recently served as judge for the National Federation of State Poetry Societies contest Snow, sponsored by the Columbine Poets of Colorado.

Organ professor helps kick off tour

Joan McConnell, instructor of organ at Heidelberg University, played a “pre-concert” recital May 13 at First Congregational Church in Columbus. This was the first stop of Heidelberg’s concert choir spring tour, and her recital was played at the invitation of Tim Ahrens, senior pastor of First Congregational.

Terra celebrates nursing graduates

FREMONT -Seventeen recent graduates of the Terra State Community College Associate Degree Nursing program received their nursing pins during a ceremony May 11 at the college. This is the eighth class to finish the program.

Those pinned included Stacy Bahnsen, Denise Darr, Ashley Ludwig and Dalibor Tomljenovic, all of Fremont; Regina Davidson, Pam McLaughlin, Suzanne Richmond, Jessica Schetter, Marisa Tschanen and Jaime Wagner, all of Tiffin; Melissa Crockett and Kendra Klos, both of Clyde; and Katie Foy of Fostoria.

Terra honors employees

FREMONT -Terra State Community College honored employees during the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon May 13.

The luncheon began by honoring retiree Mary Broestl, of Oak Harbor. She has committed 32 years of service as librarian at Terra State.

Four received Circle of Excellence Awards, including Sister Patricia Carter (Fremont), administrative and professional staff; Pamela Aldrich (Clyde), Support Staff; Dena Baker-Becker (Maumee), full-time faculty; and Bill McCleese (Fremont), adjunct faculty.

Five years Andrew Carroll and Michael Shirtz, both of Sandusky; Karen Frederick of Fremont; Peter Landino of Huron; Kimberly Maxwell of Tiffin; Marla Mohr of Castalia; and Michael Smithback of Bowling Green.

15 years William Auxter of Avon Lake and Margie Bixler-Foster of Fremont.

20 years Mary McCue of Fremont.

25 years Shirley Castillo of Clyde; Debra Dodson of Bettsville; and Joyce Spencer of Burgoon.

30 years Cathy Chudzinski and William Hotz, both of Fremont.

Native earns doctorate degree

NEW RIEGEL – Brittany Hemminger of New Riegel earned a doctor of pharmacy degree at The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences May 4, according a release from the university.

Hemminger plans to work as a community pharmacist.

Owens scholarship winners

PERRYSBURG -Area high school seniors recently were honored by Owens Community College’s Board of Trustees for outstanding achievements, receiving thousands of dollars in new scholarships through the Trustees’ Academic Excellence Scholarship Program.

Students who received the awards include Gabrielle Brandt of Fostoria, a Hopewell-Loudon High School graduate, registered nursing; Jessica Walter of Bradner, a Lakota High School graduate, occupational therapy assistant; Brandon Allomong of Sycamore, a Mohawk High School graduate, journalism; and Georgia Kitchen of Fostoria, a St. Wendelin High School graduate, registered nursing.

Local students land scholarhips from Whirlpool

FINDLAY -The Findlay Division of Whirlpool Corp. is pleased to announce the results of its 42nd Whirlpool Foundation scholarship competition.

Ashely Mathias of New Riegel received a scholarship totaling $24,000. She is attending the University of Toledo and is majoring in nursing.

Mathias is the daughter of Dan and Laura Mathias.

Scipio-Republic alumni banquet

The 116th annual Scipio-Republic Alumni Banquet is set for June 22 at Republic United Church of Christ, 312 S. Madison St., Republic. Registration and social hour is 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with the meal to follow. The business meeting is at 2 p.m., followed by remembrances and door prizes. The cost is $12.50 a person.

All Seneca East alumni are welcome. Those who did not receive an invitation but would like to attend, please contact Mary Stuckert Grieselding at (419) 447-5648, or Warren

Bean at (419) 306-0438 by June 8.

To make a donation toward expenses, contact Grieselding.

Fostoria hospital hosts diabetes course

FOSTORIA – To assist individuals with diabetes in successfully managing the disease, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital is to offer a class 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday in the conference center, on the hospital’s lower level, entrance 2.

A diabetes education refresher course also is to be offered at 10:30 a.m. May 31 in the diabetes education department, on the hospital’s main level, entrance 1.

The diabetes refresher course is designed for individuals with diabetes who have had previous diabetes education and would benefit from review and updates to further assist in improving blood sugar control.

Pre-registration and physician referral is required for attendance. The courses have a fee billable to insurance. Financial assistance is available through ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation’s Diabetes Fund.

For more information, call Shirley Conley at (419) 436-6629.


Hospital hosts pulmonary support group

FOSTORIA – The Better Breathers pulmonary support group is to meet noon 1 p.m. May 29 in the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Conference Center, on the hospital’s lower level, entrance 2. This support group is free.

The Better Breathers pulmonary support group was developed as an extended support service for pulmonary rehabilitation patients, their family members and interested community members.

For more information, call Cathy Swisher at (419) 436-6809.


Sunday announcements

MOPS sets next meeting

MOPS at the Y is to meet 9-11 a.m. May 23 for “Five Thoughts on Faith.” Activities include secret sister gift exchange, MOPS bucks raffle and induction of new steering team members. Breakfast and childcare are provided.

“What a Beautiful Mess” is next year’s theme and registration for Classic MOPS, Teen MOPS and MomsNext is open. For registration information, call (740) 361-0230.

MOPS is to meet at Hedges-Boyer Park for summer play dates at 9:30 a.m. June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25, Aug. 8 and 22.


Bloomville Alumni Banquet

The 1963 graduation class is to host the 103rd Bloomville High School Alumni Banquet May 25 at the Bloomville Community Center. Reminiscing and hors d’oeuvres begin at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. The cost is $13.

Classes honored will be 1963, 1953, 1943 and 1938. Any memorabilia is welcome.

Those wishing to attend can send their reservation and money, along with their graduating date, to Susan Ziegler, 5051 E. CR 12, Bloomville, OH 44818, by Wednesday. For more information, call (419) 983-2944.

School committee to meet

The Tiffin City Board of Educcation’s Program Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Monday at the Administration Building, 244 S. Monroe St.

Mohawk board sets public hearing

The Mohawk Board of Education is to meet for a public hearing June 17 for the consideration of reemployment of retiring teacher, Kathy Lundy, for the position of kindergarten teacher for the 2013-14 school year.

Tiffin students of the month

Tiffin Middle School has announced students of the month for April and May.

In April, the students included Sydney Trevino, Meghan Gillikin, Mackenzie Gilliland, Blaine Focht, Autumn Pryor, Todd Simonds, Avery Wilson, Joey Zepeda, Emily Bogard, Jeffery Morehart, Jessica Schock and Tyler Tobin.

In May, students included Donnell Brockington, McKinsey Priddy Smith, Talonn Haller, Kendra Sours, Alice Demith, Anna Fletcher, Logan O’Donnell, Emily Yoder, Daniel Bupp, Auston Obringer, Shayla Thomas and Misty Waters.

Clyde students of the month

CLYDE – McPherson Middle School, of Clyde-Green Springs Schools, has named its April Students of the Month.

Students include Ben Hohenstein, Kearstin Houghton, Jordan Roberts, Austin Ott, Mikayla Overmyer and Austin Pinnell.

Korean War veterans to speak

FOSTORIA – Korean War veterans Don Van Renterghem and Ray Jameson are to visit St. Wendelin Catholic School on May 13 to speak to the World History classes and share their roles in the war and discuss with students about the war.

Math winners announced

The 2013 Math Game “24” was May 7 at Tiffin University.

Winners were:

Sixth graders – Amber Eubant of Old Fort School, placed first; Jillian Allgyre of Seneca East School, place second; and Gabe Reyes of Tiffin Middle School, placed third.

Fifth graders – Sydney Fortney, placed first; Corbin Hite, placed second; and Ben Smith, placed third. All were from from Noble Elementary.

Fourth graders – Hayden Carter of Noble Elementary, placed first; Noah Gibson of Noble Elementary, placed second; and Sam Kin of Calvert, placed third.

Academic honorary inducts 51 at HU

The spring Alpha Lambda Delta induction ceremony was conducted for 51 Heidelberg University freshmen and sophomores April 28.

ALD is the national freshman scholastic honorary society. Initiates must have a 3.5 GPA and must be in the top 20 percent of their class.

Wine-tasting, silent auction benefits HU

The first-ever campus fundraising event for the Heidelberg Fund was a success.

Heidelberg Uncorked: Sip, Savor, Support, a wine-tasting and silent auction April 20 in the Saurwein Health & Wellness Center, generated $30,000 for the Heidelberg Fund, which supports student academic needs and co-curricular opportunities. About 180 people attended the event.

El Salvador bishop visits Heidelberg

Medardo Gomez, the Lutheran bishop of El Salvador, visited Heidelberg University April 26 and gave presentations to classes including Spanish, honors, Latin American history and contemporary Christian thought. He also addressed the Northwest Ohio Association annual meeting at Trinity United Church of Christ, Tiffin.

Education students hear about living with autism

A group of Heidelberg University education majors, faculty and staff heard the inspiring story of Temple Grandin about her experience living with autism at the Tennessee Autism & Asperger’s Conference in Knoxville, Tenn., April 12.

Fireside Cafe Pub announces hours

Fireside Cafe Pub, inside The University Commons on the campus of Heidelberg University, will begin its summer schedule Monday.

The cafe will be open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday and the cafe is to serve dinner 4-9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday beginning May 23.

HU staffer shares expertise

R. Peter Richards, senior research scientist with the National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University, was an expert participant in a teleconference related to release of a new National Wildlife Federation report, Taken by Storm: How Heavy Rain is Worsening Algal Blooms in Lake Erie, April 25.

‘Berg’s O’Reilly on research conference panel

Marc O’Reilly, associate professor of political science at Heidelberg University, served as a chairman and discussant on a democratization panel at the Walsh University annual Undergraduate Student Research Conference in North Canton recently.

‘Berg English prof publishes poem

Heidelberg University English Professor Bill Reyer has had a poem published in the anthology, “Everything Stops and Listens,” published by the Ohio Poetry Association.

Reyer’s poem, “Hands Like Wild Birds: After the Mocking of Christ,” was inspired by a painting by Fra Angelic.

Heidelberg honors area women

As part of its semi-annual Patricia Adams Lecture Series, Heidelberg University recognized nine local and area women as Women of Achievement for their contributions to their companies and communities.

“Celebrating Successful Women” honored Tiffinites Anne Martin, Anne Zimmerman and Deb Martorana for their record of service within their organizations. Other honorees have led a successful program or project, developed a new initiative or process or performed her responsibilities in exemplary ways.

Other honorees were:

Martha Rothey, development officer for the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation

Renay Scott, vice president/provost of Owens Community College (Findlay-area campus).

Leigh Esper, executive director of The Arts Partnership of Findlay.

Diane Huffman, attorney and partner, Spitler-Huffman Law.

Sheri Murphy, director of Hancock Leadership and Hancock Youth Leadership.

Jane Marie Rahe, assistant vice president and wealth management advisor, Fifth Third Bank.

Terra to help train older workers

FREMONT -Terra State Community College was recently chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in healthcare, education and social services. The program is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges.

Time to register for KidsCollege

FREMONT -With summer break right around the corner, Terra State Community College suggests parents consider sending children to Kids-College at the school.

Registration has begun for KidsCollege 2013 which runs from July 15 through 18.

For an entire schedule, visit or call (800) 826-2431.

Owens scholarship winners

FINDLAY – Owens Community College Foundation has awarded more than $156,000 in scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year to students for their outstanding achievements.

President Daniel H. Brown Scholarship winners included Krista Roberts of Fostoria, who received a $900 scholarship.

Findlay Accounting Scholarship winners included Lorena Walton of Upper Sandusky who received a $400 scholarship.

The Darla Johannsen Scholarship winners included Holly Smith of New Riegel, who received a $750 scholarship.

Post-Secondary Option Book Scholarship winners included Chelsee Beck of Fostoria and Erin Sehlhorst of Tiffin, who each received a $450 scholarship.

Slade Wielinski Memorial Scholarship winners included Jose Martinez of Fostoria, who received a $500 scholarship.

The Art and Connie Smith Honors Scholarship winners included Paige Durst of Fostoria, who received a $480 scholarship.

Locals part of UF symposium

FINDLAY -Local students participated in the University of Findlay’s Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity.

Those participating included Rachel Conely and Derek Sherman, both of Carey; Jessica Lynch of Bascom; Ivy Billings, Alexandria Bishop, Michael Copas, Keri Seel, Elliott Shaffer, all of Fostoria; Caitlin Baker of Kansas, Katherine Britton, Mariah Hohman, Kylie Stout and Ryan Wood, all of Tiffin.

Local graduates at 17 from Owens

FINDLAY -Tiffin resident and business management technology major, Julia Parkins, 17, graduated from Owens Community College with an associate’s degree in marketing, prior to graduating from Tiffin Columbian High School in June.

After completing her education at Owens and Tiffin Columbian, Parkins will attend The Ohio State University in the fall and set her sights on a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

Local student wins scholarships to CSU

CLEVELAND Shelbie Arnold, of Tiffin, received a Freshman Scholars Award from Cleveland State University.

Walton Realty wins awards

Doug Walton and Paul Wagner recently returned from United Country Real Estate auction and real estate program/convention and awards event in Fort Worth, Texas. The weeklong program had continuing education with top producers in the auction and real estate field.

United Country Walton Realty & Auction Co., Upper Sandusky, ranked 32 out of more than 500 offices nationwide. They received the Summit Award, Listing Consistency Award and Agency Award.

Walton Realty covers Central and Northern Ohio. They have licensed auctioneers for Ohio, Indiana and soon to be West Virginia.


Corporate One to add service

Corporate One Benefits has announced Laura Vitt now is the company’s worksite product specialist focusing on voluntary benefit products. Vitt has been with Corporate One for more than 3 years and has 9 years’ insurance experience with voluntary products.

Corporate One offers voluntary employee-paid benefits through carriers such as AFLAC, Guardian, Allstate and UNUM.

For more information regarding regarding voluntary worksite benefits, contact Vitt at (888) 435-1234 or

P.T. Services adds new manager

P.T. Services Rehabilitation has announced the employment of Ed Treft as business development manager at the Tiffin corporate office, 2550 S. SR 100.

Treft is to assist in developing new hospital growth opportunities and integrating those ventures with the business operations and corporate strategy of P.T. Services. He also is to assist P.T. Services to navigate and adjust to changes in the rehabilitation industry, including the impact of the new health care law.

He said P.T. Services is planning to expand into West Virginia and Kentucky, and is pursing growth opportunities in Michigan and Indiana. Treft said the company will continue to focus on partnerships with smaller hospitals and facilities.

Treft has experience in senior-level marketing and promotion experience, most recently as training development manager with the U.S. Army Virtual Recruiting Center. He also has served as a health care recruiter for the U.S. Army and a national sales manager for an appliance company.

Treft is pursuing a doctoral degree in management from Sullivan University, and holds a master degree in business administration from Tiffin University. He earned a bachelor degree in applied management from Tri-State University, and served in the U.S. Army for 22 years.

Get vaccinated

from pneumococcal disease

The Seneca County General Health District wants to remind residents to get themselves and their children immunized against pneumococcal disease.

Pneumococcal disease is an illness caused by bacteria. Many times it is mild, but it also may be series, leading to disability or death. Children younger than 2 are at highest risk.

More than 4,800 cased of serious pneumoccal disease occur every year in children 5 years old and younger. About one in 10 children who get pneumoccal meningitis dies.

Pneumococcal disease spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Children carry the bacteria in their nose and throat and can spread the bacteria without being sick.

There are two vaccines available to protect against the bacteria. Prevnar 13 vaccine for infants is routinely given at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months and 12-18 months. Pneumonia vaccine often is given to adults older than 65, high-risk adults and high-risk children.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the health department at (419) 447-3691, (419) 435-6673 or (800) 698-3691.

Summer grief camp scheduled

Community Hospice Care and Hospice of Wyandot County are to host the annual summer bereavement camp, “Exploring Life’s Challenges.” It runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 18-21.

The program is a camp designed for youth 5-15 years old who are grieving with the loss of someone close to them. The four-day camp includes activities combined with grief education and emotional support, facilited by grief professtionals and trained volunteers.

The majority of the suppolies are donated, and some of the expenses including food and beverages for campers and staff, craft supplies and use of the Francisan Earth Litercy Center for a day. The cost is $15, however no child is turned away due to inability to pay.

For more information, to register or to donate toward to the program, call (419) 447-4040 or email info@communityhospice

Hospice staffers attend workshop

Melissa Bowers, volunteer coordinator, and Mikki King, performance improvement coordinator, both of Community Hospice Care, attended “Don’t let your dog eat your planner” workshop April 26, presented by Pat Snyder. The workshop was sponsored by Altrusa International at Christ’s Church, Tiffin.

The three-hour workshop used principles of positive psychology to increase well-being and ability to recover from setbacks and transitions. Humor and resilience were discussed as coping mechanisms for stressful situations.

Sunday announcements

Melmore reunion planned

Those who attended Melmore School but did not graduate from there, are invited to join the Melmore Alumni/Reunion Banquet June 1 at Mohawk High School.

Reservations are needed by May 20 and the cost is $12 a person. Attendees are to be “Going Down Memory Lane.”

For more information or to register, call Janice Zellner at (419) 927-6781, Bertha Correll at (419) 397-2651 or Alice Luhring at (419) 397-2621.

Next date for Lego Saturday

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Lego Saturday” at 1-3 p.m. May 18 in the Frost Kalnow room.

The event is free and open to all ages. The theme for May is “Spring.”

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

Open knitting

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host open knitting sessions for knitters of all skill levels 1:30-3:30 p.m. today, May 12 and 19 in the Frost Kalnow room.

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

No registration is required.

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

Spirits presentation at the library

CLYDE – The Clyde Public Library is to feature a presentation from the Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the library’s meeting room.

New titles at MCL

SYCAMORE -The Mohawk Community Library is to offer new non-fiction titles from authors Richard Besser, Michael Ritland, Marcelle Pick, Joni Meyer-Crothers, and new fiction from authors Kristin Hannah, Amanda Quick, Susan Wiggs, Sophie Kinsella and David Baldacci.

Veterans picnic at Opportunity Center

The annual Veterans Picnic for Hope & Opportunity is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17 at the Seneca County Opportunity Center, 780 E. CR 20.

The event is a cooperative effort of the veterans posts of Seneca and Sandusky counties and for individuals and families served by the Seneca County Opportunity Center and the School of Hope in Fremont.

More than 500 picnic lunches are to be served in addition to rides, face painting, clowns, games, a DJ, a magic show, a demonstration by the Tiffin police dog and bingo.

For more information, call (419) 435-8302.

Eighth-grader wins essay contest

Bailey Huss, eighth-grader from Calvert Catholic Schools, has been named the winner in the seventh- and eighth-grade division of the Friends of the Lathrop House Underground Essay Contest.

Sentinel students of the month

Sentinel Career and Technology Center announced the students of the month for May. Joshua Nye, collision repair senior from New Riegel High School, will represent Sentinel at Tiffin Rotary Club; and Kaitlin Sherman, horticulture senior from Tiffin Columbian High School, will represent Sentinel at Tiffin Kiwanis.

TMS students of the month

Tiffin Middle School announced the students of the month for March.

The students include Connor McGinnis, Kristin Fitch, Ariel Hollins, Alyssa Allen, Angela Bauer, Drew Warner, Jace Windsor, Erika Angel, Dustin Digby, Kia Patillo and Tyler Wade.

Mohawk inducts new NJHS members

SYCAMORE – Thirty-one seventh-grade students and two eighth-grade students from Mohawk Junior High School were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society during a ceremony May 1.

New members include Jacob Amlin, Zachary Binau, Shelbey Bollinger, Parker Brown, Makayla Burks, Emily Cook, Megan Gillig, Elise Gucker, Odessa Harrington, Chelsea Higgins, Madalyn Hiser, Hannah Jordan, Alex Kelbley, Brett Kelbley, Kenna Lacey, Ryan Lacey, Robert McDermott, Grace Morehart, Bryce O’Flaherty, Ashley Ohl, Vanessa Parlier, Sandra Pennington, Daniel Price, Ian Pursell, Miranda Stallard, Elise Stuckey, Marshall Stull, Nicholas Theis, Jared Vargo, Madison Ward, Karissa Winings, Andrew Parker and McKenzie Richardson.

FFA banquet

SYCAMORE – The Mohawk FFA hosted the 55th annual banquet March 21.

Students recognized include:

The top three sales people recognized were Meghan Chaffee, first, Darby Walton, second, and Ciara Long, third.

Paige Sigler, Meghan Chaffee, Sabrina McDermott and Jarred Shellhouse received awards for their academic excellence.

Emily Daniel is to receive her State FFA Degrees at the State Convention in May.

Receiving American Degrees at the state convention are Candace Lease and Donny Smith.

Lindsay Daniel was selected in the top four in Ohio for excelling in her Supervised Agricultural Experience in Veterinary Medicine. Donny Smith was also selected in the top four in Ohio for excelling in his Supervised Agricultural Experience in Environmental Management.

Freshmen Jena Baum, Paige Sigler and Morgan Edgington, sophomores Aaron Vasquez-Miller, junior Kayla Draper, and senior Jarred Shellhouse received the 110 Percent Award.

Receivers of The Star Awards are freshmen Jeana Baum, Paige Sigler and Morgan Edgington; sophomore Megahn Chafee, junior Emily Daniel and senior Lindsay Daniel.

Terra State nursing program awarded accreditation

FREMONT -Terra State Community College Associate Degree nursing program has been awarded initial accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

The nursing program is to graduate 17 nursing students Friday, and graduates are to receive their nursing pins at the pinning ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday.

TU professors keep busy

Jason Slone, dean of graduate and degree completion programs and associate professor of cognition and culture, presented at the Midwest American Academy of Religion conference titled, “Why is Evolution Harder to Learn Than Creationism? Exploring a Cultural Epidemiological Puzzle,” April 13.

Teresa Collins successfully defended her masters’ thesis “Major Theories of Teaching Writing: An Overview” April 8. She is to receive a masters’ in English from Morehead State University Saturday.

Professor Fang-Mei Law is to conduct two four-hour workshops for the Eastern Ohio Counseling Association May 18 and May 25 in Warren. The first workshop is entitled “Sense of Hope and Recovery from Substance Abuse for Female Drug Abusers.”

Local participates in theatre production

FINDLAY -Samantha Prenzlin, of Tiffin, served as a member of the theatre production staff for the University of Findlay’s “Almost Maine.”

Prenzlin is a 2008 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School and is the daughter of Nancy Prenzlin.

Terra State students honored at banquet

FREMONT -Terra State Community College honored students at the second annual Student Recognition Banquet April 24 at the college.

Bethany Aldrich, of Clyde, was selected for consideration for the All Ohio Academic Team, and Erin DeMonte, of Tiffin, was honored as Terra’s Rotary Student of the Year.

Terra State students academic All-Ohio

FREMONT -Two Terra State Community College students were honored by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges at a luncheon in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium in Columbus April 25.

Patricia Ollom, of Fremont, was named to the Academic All-Ohio second team while Bethany Aldrich, of Clyde, was named to the third team.

Aldrich is the daughter of Pam and Neal Aldrich.

Terra Choral Society celebrates 10 years

FREMONT -Terra State Community College presented the Terra Choral Society’s 10th Anniversary Concert April 26 at Port Clinton Performing Arts Center and April 28 at Clyde High School Auditorium.

The concerts included performances by the Terra Children’s Choir directed by Traci Newsome, violinist Virgil Lupu, the Terra Choral Society and the Chamber Arts Orchestra directed by Michael Shirtz.

‘Berg students win awards

Heidelberg celebrated student achievements at the annual Student Awards Celebration April 26.

Local winners include Kelsey Haynes, of Tiffin, awarded the American Association of University Women Prize; Anna Sisco, of Bettsville, awarded the Arther and Helen Bean award in music; Nicholas Saxton, of Tiffin, awarded the Paul H. Hoerneman Memorial Prize in music; Linda Mapus, of Clyde, awarded the Edward Lamb Foundation Prize in Business Administration and Economics; Susan Daniel, of Sycamore, awarded the A.G. McQuate Award in Field Biology; Corey Gabel, of Tiffin, awarded the Outstanding Student Employee of the Year; Nathan Somers, of Tiffin, awarded the Martin A. Reno Emerging Scholar Prize in Computing; Jonathan Miller, of Tiffin, awarded the E.J. Shives Prize in Chemistry; Chelsea Carley, of Tiffin, awarded the E.I.F. Williams Memorial Prize in Education; and Christopher Clinger, of Upper Sandusky, awarded the E.I.F. Williams Memorial Prize in Education.

Amy Berger, professor of geology, also was selected by students as the faculty member of the year.

‘Berg senior honored

Heidelberg University senior Adam Hine was presented with the Ohio Campus Compact 2012-13 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award.

The award is presented in recognition of Hine’s outstanding leadership

and contributions to community service or service learning on campus and in the community.

Marine Corps Pvt. Zachary Mitchell

Marine Corps Pvt. Zachary L. Mitchell, son of Kelly A. Mitchell and Earle L. Mitchell, both of Tiffin, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

For 13 weeks, Mitchell stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment.

One week prior to graduation, Mitchell endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

Mitchell is a 2006 graduate of Columbian High School, Tiffin.

Fostoria hospital hosts health fair

ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital and Fostoria Area Health Ministry are to host the 11th annual Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Health Fair 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 15 at Stacy’s Place (former UAW Hall), 625 Plaza Drive, Fostoria.

Free screenings are to be available to participants and include blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat analysis, bone density, skin damage, osteoporosis/bone density, diabetic foot screen and more. A cholesterol/stroke screen will be offered for a $10 fee.

The health fair features an educational program series that includes helpful information from local and ProMedica experts. Programs are to be held in the meeting room at Stacy’s Place, and will last about 20 minutes. Individuals who attend one or more of the programs will have a chance to win a prize.


Foot health, 11:15 a.m. with David Bettenhausen, Fostoria Foot and Ankle.

Stroke education and awareness, 11:45 a.m. with Kelley Joseph,ProMedica Toledo Hospital.

Doctor/patient relationship, 12:15 p.m. Jill Badik, family medicine, ProMedica Physicians.

A complimentary light lunch will be offered to the first 300 attendees beginning at 11 a.m., courtesy of John Irwin, Edward Jones.

For a complete list of programs and information, visit or call (419) 436-6688.

Hospice workshop attended

Becky Hartzell, patient care coordinator of Community Hospice Care, attended the workshop “Human Capital, Your Most Valuable Asset and Competitive Edge,” at Heidelberg University April 23. This was a special presentation by Kathleen Geier, executive in residence at Heidelberg University School of Business. She discussed getting and keeping the right people at the right time by focusing on recruiting, results and retention.

This program was designed for the regional business community in partnership with the Heidelberg School of Business, the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services and Croghan Colonial Bank.

Geier is president of KTG Consulting LLC, a human resources firm specializing in succession planning, leadership/organization development and operations systems. Her presentation contained information on recruiting resources, the interview process, setting performance standards with measurable results and ways to retain valued employees.

Low vision support group to meet

St. Francis Home Inc. is to host a vision support group meeting and web-cast set for 10:30-11:30 a.m. May 14 at St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.

The session is titled “Crime Prevention and Personal Safety for the Blind and Visually Impaired,” presented by Bobbi Moore.

The International Low Vision Support Group provides free monthly webcast presentations about eye disease and living successfully with low vision.

For information or to reserve a seat, contact Jane Cook, director of nursing, at (419) 447-2723.

St. Francis receives positive score

St. Francis Senior Ministries Inc. in Tiffin has announced it recently received notification from the Ohio Department of Health certifying that its assisted-living neighborhood received a deficiency-free survey.

This is an annual survey in which representatives from the state department of health inspect every aspect of the assisted living facility to assure that all state regulations are being followed.