Sunday announcements, Dec. 17
TCS board to meet
Tiffin City Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafetorium of Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive.
NCOESC board to meet
North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tiffin campus, 928 W. Market St.
Harry Potter crafts, games at Birchard
FREMONT — Birchard Library is to host Harry Potter Day for teens 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 4 at the library, 423 Croghan St.
The program is for teens in grades 7-12 with attendees participating in Harry Potter-themed crafts and games.
A screening of “Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone” also is to take place.
Participants will be able to make their own wand, golden snitch and house banner.
For more information or to register, call (419) 334-7101, ext. 209.
ASHLAND — Local students completed their Ashland University degree and participated in commencement ceremonies Dec. 16.
Those students included Kyle Frobose of Upper Sandusky, master of education degree; Angela Stadler of New Washington, master of education degree; and Alexandria McDole of Kansas, bachelor of science degree in business administration.
Student performs in orchestra concert
FINDLAY — Curran McKain of Upper Sandusky recently performed with the University of Findlay Orchestra production of “The Story of Winter.”
Funkhouser named CEO
Lansing, Mich. — Following a national search, the Capital Area Transportation Authority’s board of directors recently announced Bradley T. Funkhouser, AICP, as the firm’s next CEO.
“I look forward to working closely with CATA’s board of directors and executive staff to ensure a smooth transition,” Funkhouser said. “I’ll also be reaching out to our municipal and community leaders; you’ll see our employees riding our buses and listening to feedback from our riders. We’ve got big plans for CATA, and we’ll be rolling up our sleeves to put those plans into action.”
Funkhouser returned to CATA in October 2016 as deputy CEO. He received his bachelor’s of science from Bowling Green State University in 1990, then embarked on a career in transit as a planning intern at Toledo Area Regional Transportation Authority in 1991. He earned a master’s of arts in geography and planning from University of Toledo in 1996, while serving as senior planner at Pierce Transit in Tacoma, Washington. Funkhouser returned to the midwest in 1999 as Michigan Department of Transportation’s university region planner. He earned his American Institute of Certified Planners credentials in 2000. Funkhouser was CATA’s director of development in 2001, followed by a 14-year consulting career.
Funkhouser is a Tiffin native and Calvert High School alumnus (1986). He is to replace outgoing CEO Sandy Draggoo, who retires Feb. 28 after 44 years of service.
CATA is the regional transit authority for the Lansing, Michigan, area, employing 330 union and administrative employees with an annual operating and capital budget of $55 million. The agency operates 150 small and large buses providing more than 10 million rides annually.
Former attorney nominated to bar foundation fellow
Former Tiffin attorney Paul Dunn recently accepted a nomination to become a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Last year, Dunn was one of the attorneys featured in the book, “A Cup of Coffee With 10 Leading Attorneys In The United States.” The book’s sales ranked it in the top 1/10th of 1 percent of Amazon’s same-day book sales earning it Amazon’s “Best Seller” award. Proceeds from sales of the book were devoted to feeding hungry children in America.
Dunn is a native of Tiffin and practiced law in Tiffin for nearly 20 years before moving to Arizona. His law firm, Arizona Estate & Trust Law Plc, is devoted to estate planning and trust administration.
The American Bar Foundation is a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and professional distinction in the legal profession. Membership in the Fellows is limited to 1 percent of lawyers admitted to practice in each jurisdiction of the United States and to a small percentage of international lawyers.