Sunday announcements July 21

Seneca County Fair royalty named

Youths are to reign as species royalty at the Seneca County Fair.

Kali Rohrbach, daughter of Stephanie Rohrbach and Mike Rohrbach, is the dairy princess.

Amber Learo, daughter of Wayne and Deena Carrick, is the sheep queen, and Mallory Paul, daughter of Cindy and Robbie Paul, is the sheep princess.

Nikkia Cooper, daughter of Scott and Beth Cooper, is the swine queen, Ian Warnement, son of Jim and Nancy Warnement, is the swine king and Kyleigh Krupp, daughter of Tim and Lynn Krupp, is the swine princess.

Hanna Brown, daughter of Ron and Sara Brown, is the goat queen, and Kady Elchert, daughter of Keith and Traci Elchert, is the goat princess.

Karen Wagner, daughter of Craig and Crystal Wagner, is the rabbit queen, Devon Stephens, son of Michelle DeMoss, is the rabbit prince and Cate Frankart, daughter of Joni and Phil Frankart, is the rabbit princess.

Seneca East board changes meeting

ATTICA -The Seneca East Local Board of Education is moving the previously scheduled special meeting to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the possible rehire of Joyce Clinger as home economics teacher and to discuss supplemental positions. The board is to enter executive session to interview superintendent candidates.

The board has scheduled a special meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday to hold a board work session. The board also is to meet 6 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 1 to conduct interviews for the superintendent position.

Lakota to discuss personnel

KANSAS -The Lakota Local School District Board of Education is to have a special meeting 7 a.m. Monday in the board room for the purpose of personnel recommendations.

Bettsville to have special meeting

BETTSVILLE-The Bettsville Board of Education has set a special board meeting 5 p.m Tuesday at the school in the board room. Purpose of the meeting is pertaining to personnel and other board business.

TCS board to meet

The Tiffin City Schools Board of Education is to meet 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Tiffin Middle Schools Cafetorium, 103 Shepherd Drive.

NCOESC offers tech course

North Central Educational Service Center is to host a course, iPad for 21st Century Skills, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13 at the school, 928 W. Market St.

Registration is to begin at 8 a.m. There is a registration fee of $75 and for those that want a graduate credit the cost to attend is $278.

For more information, contact Stephanie Brown at (419) 447-2927 or email

Terra State board to meet

FREMONT -The Terra State Community College Board of Trustees is to meet at noon Wednesday in Building B room 206.

SE grad receives scholarship

ATTICA Ashton Daniel, 2013 Seneca East graduate and daughter of David and Penny Daniel, is the recipient of a $1,000 Brian Falter/Fortunaire’s Foundation Scholarship.

Daniel is to attend the University of Findlay in the fall to study occupational therapy.

Terra offers new certificates

FREMONT – The Early Childhood Education Department at Terra State Community College is to offer new certificates for the 2013-14 academic year.

The certificates are the Child Development Associate Credential and the Professional Home and Family Care Provider certificate.

The Early Childhood Education Department also offers associate’s of applied science degrees transferable to other higher educational institutions.

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

Small Business seminars set

FREMONT -The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, “Small Business Basics” in August.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 7 at Ottawa County Improvement Corp., 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 21 at Erire county Chamber of Commerce, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.

4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Terra State Community College Building B room 101, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.

TU professor recognized

Tiffin University professor of communication, Jan Samoriski, has been recognized by the board of directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for achieving 20 consecutive years as a Nationally Registered EMT.

Findlay to offer doctorate program

FINDLAY -The University of Findlay, through the College of Education, is offering a doctor of education program starting fall 2013. The program is available online with attendance at an annual, week-long summer institute required. Registration has begun.

Candidates are to begin in August with a maximum of 25 accepted.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at or (800) 558-9060. Applications are available online at, Keyword: EDD.

New Riegel grad receives funds

NEW RIEGEL – Mariah Nye, of New Riegel, is one of four students that have been awarded the C. Paul Palmer Memorial scholarship by The National Lime and Stone Co.

Nye is the daughter of Roger and Mary Ann Nye. She is currently a junior at Bowling Green State University.

Findlay announces dean’s list

FINDLAY – The University of Findlay has announced the 2013 spring semester dean’s list.

Local students include Jessica Lynch of Bascom; Gabryelle Johnson, Loretta Kelbley, Tessa Kelbley and Ryan McKinnon, all of Carey; Ivy Billings, Alexandria Bishop, Krystal Brant, Jacinda Jones, Kacie Pohlman, Keri Seel, Nicholas Steve, Lauren Strausbaugh and Debra Ward, all of Fostoria; Caitlin Baker of Kansas; Lauren Fredritz and Jacqueline Messersmith, both of McCutchenville; Melanie Margraf, and Kylie Mathias, both of New Riegel; and Katherine Britton, Mariah Hohman, Tyler Long, Lauren Meisner, Nathan Ritzler and Kylie Stout, all of Tiffin.

BGSU offers scholarships

BOWLING GREEN – More than 55 students at Bowling Green State University’s College of Health and Human Services received scholarships in spring.

Local award winners include LeeAnn Doe of Fostoria, a $1,000 scholarship; Ethan Brown of Clyde, a $500 scholarship; Jennifer Gebes of Risingsun, a $2,500 scholarship; Shana Scherger of New Riegel, a $1,000 scholarship; Claire Lee of Republic, Outstanding Senior in Social Work award; Adrienne Hohman of Tiffin, Outstanding Senior in Medical Laboratory Science award.

Students make Dayton dean’s list

DAYTON -The University of Dayton has announced the dean’s list for the spring semester.

Local students named to the list are Alexandria Digby, Adrianna Iannantuono and George Iannantuono, all of Fostoria; Jarrod Wurm of Republic; Sam Arnold and Joan Poland, both of Tiffin; and Kyle Frobose of Upper Sandusky.

Wolph Chiropractic offers acupunture

Clay W. Wolph has earned diplomate status for acupuncture after completing a course of study with the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture and passing a board exam.

Clay and Lora Wolph are to offer this service from their clinic, 123 South Main St., Fostoria. The doctors have been practicing there since 1995.

Acupuncture has been offered in their office since 2008 and continues to be a growing service within their chiropractic office. The Wellness Clinic offers services that continue to expand to include acupuncture, reiki, massage, whole food Standard Process supplements, as well as other natural services and products. Ionic foot detox baths and facials are to be offered in the future.

Acupuncture has been used to help conditions/symptoms including: smoking and other addictions, allergies, pain, fertility/hormone balance, anxiety/depression/stress, headaches, weight loss, cosmetic/facials and digestive disorders.

For more information or to set up an appointment, call the office in Bowling Green at (419) 353-6394 or in Fostoria at (419) 436-0616.

AAA employee recognized

Travel consultant DeAnn Fritz was recently honored by the Tiffin AAA store for 25 years of service. During her career in the travel industry, Fritz has seen “some amazing changes,” including the growth of the cruise market, the evolution of paperless airline ticketing, and the impact of heightened transportation security on travelers.

Helping people travel around the world is something Fritz relishes.

“I love to make people’s travel dreams come true, and to experience how happy it makes them” she said. “The best thing about my position is when our members come into the office after they have traveled to show me their pictures and to tell me of their adventures. It’s very fulfilling. I love what I do.”

For more information, visit 191 E. Market St. or call (419) 447-0551.


Two employees surpass 50 years

In June, National Machinery recognized two active employees with more than 50 years of service, Jim Pahls with more than 52 years of service and Jim Phillips with more than 50 years of service.

Pahls started working at National Machinery in February 1961 on cold headers and moved into development where he worked as a test engineer and currently is a development engineer. Pahls has been in constant demand by many other areas of the company to furnish technical consultation, problem solving, and special tools or fixtures and is an expert on National’s Single Die Screwmaker. His motto: “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.”

Phillips started working at National Machinery in 1963 in the lathe and milling departments until 1969. He later moved to new machine assembly and National’s test floor from 1970 until 1994, when he started working as a customer service engineer in National’s service department. Today, Phillips still is working in National’s service department (aftermarket) as a senior customer support representative.

Three retire from National Machinery

National Machinery is announcing the retirement of Don Graham with over 44 years of service, Walt Koch with over 47 years of service, and Bill Sheeley retiring after 40 years of service.

Graham’s career began in 1969, right out of high school working as an assembler. He has been a rebuild assembly lead person, remanufacturing team leader and service technician. Graham retired as an assembly team leader from National’s rebuild department.

Koch began his career in 1965 in shipping and receiving. Christmas that same year, he received his draft notice and in January 1966, he began his service in the United States Army. Koch served his country for two years, returning to National in February 1968. Koch worked in steel storage and National’s saw room.

Sheeley graduated from Tiffin University in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He served in the United States Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard before joining the company, working in National’s material control department in 1973. He retired as a production planner.