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September 25, 2010
The Advertiser-Tribune

CLYDE - Jim Semon of Westlake, a postcard enthusiast and Clydesdale historian, is to present a history of the Clydesdale Motor Truck Co. at 6 p.m. Thursday at Clyde Public Library, 222 W. Buckeye St. Clyde Heritage League Museum, 124 W. Buckeye St., which has a collection of Clydesdale memorabilia and displays the Clydesdale fire truck, is to be open to attendees after Semon's talk. Register for the free program by calling (419) 547-7174.

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is offering "Every Child Ready to Read, a Workshop for Daycare Providers and Preschool Teachers." The workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 9 and is to provide information about the six early literacy skills children need to know before they can learn how to read.

The workshop qualifies participants for Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in-service credit and is "Step Up to Quality" approved. The workshop is free. To register, visit or call the Youth Services Desk at Bellevue Public Library at (419) 483-0422.

Bobbie Miller and Sara Wingart of Tiffin-area Realtors attended the 100th Annual Convention of the Ohio Association of Realtors Sept. 12-15 at the Hyatt Regency and Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati.

During the four-day Convention, Miller & Wingart attended events highlighting ethics, professional standards and legal Issues.

In addition to the business meetings, educational courses and general interest sessions, convention attendees viewed products and services displayed by more than 55 exhibitors.

National Depression Screening Day is Oct. 7, and locations in Tiffin, Upper Sandusky and Fremont are to ofer free screenings.

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Seneca Sandusky and Wyandot Counties notes the following symptoms of depression:

Persistent sad, anxious or empty mood.

Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism.

Loss of interest or pleasure in ordinary activities.

Decreased energy, a feeling of fatigue.

Restlessness or irritability.

Unexplained aches and pains.

Thoughts of death or suicide.

Free depression sreening is to be offered:

3-6 p.m. at Terra Community College, Fremonbt, in Building B, second floor.

3-6 p.m. at Tiffin University's Gillmor Student Center.

3:30-6:30 p.m. at Upper Sandusky High School.

ASHLAND - Two local students are members of the Ashland University football team. Jason Beidelschies of Upper Sandusky, the son of James and Diane Beidelschies, is a wide receiver. Kenneth Noble of Fostoria, the son of Helen and William Noble, is an offensive lineman.

ASHLAND - Brittany Reser of Tiffin, the daughter of Anthony and Kathleen Reser, is a member of the Ashland University marching band.

ASHLAND - Tosha Fox and Amber Weaver, both of Carey, are members of the Ashland University Women's Chorus. Weaver is the daughter of Joseph and Brenda Weaver.

FINDLAY The second session in the University of Findlay's Senior Forum, a six-week series of learning experiences for people age 50 and older, is Wednesday in Alumni Memorial Union.

Each forum consists of three sessions: one in the morning, one during lunch and one in the afternoon. Participants may choose their own level of involvement a single session or a series.

Each session is $5 per person to attend. A buffet lunch is available for an additional $5 per day. A complimentary coffee and tea bar is available all day.

The forums take place each Wednesday through Oct. 27.

Wednesday's program is to begin with "Medicine Management" presented by John Stanovich, assistant dean of pharmacy at UF, 10:15-11:30 a.m.

The lunch session noon-1 p.m. is "Some Presidential Thoughts," presented by Katherine Fell, UF president.

The afternoon session 1:15-2:30 p.m. is to be "Hannah Dustin: 16th-Century Woman" with Patsy Gainer, AAUW historic enactor.

For more information, call (419) 422-3560 or (419) 434-4553.

FINDLAY Area residents can explore American Indian traditions and culture as Owens Community College hosts the American Indian Education Center at the Findlay-area and Toledo-area campuses Wednesday-Thursday.

The center is to provide an interactive powwow and lecture presentation events as part of their visit to northwest Ohio. Admission to all events is free.

The center is to visit the Findlay-area campus Wednesday. The powwow is to take place noon-1:30 p.m. in the Community Education and Wellness Center Multipurpose Center, while the lecture is to occur 2-3 p.m. in the Community Education and Wellness Center room 111.

FREMONT - Jerome Webster, vice president for student and administrative affairs at Terra Community College, has been selected by a national review panel as one of 37 community college leaders to attend the Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College.

The 37 participants hold senior-level leadership positions in community colleges throughout the United States, Canada and New Zealand.

Izzy Kelbley, a Tiffin native, plays volleyball at Slippery Rock University and traveled to St. Lucia to help teach sports clinics to local children and coaches and deliver a presentation to the area's district education office.

FREMONT - The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra 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 October schedule is:

9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 6 Ottawa County Improvement Corp. conference room, 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 13 Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce conference room, 62 S. Washington St.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 Erie County Chamber of Commerce conference room, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.

4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 - Terra Community College Building B, room 101, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.

The events are free and open to the public. To register or for more information, call Bill Auxter, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra, at (800) 826-2431 or (419) 559-2210. Or, contact him by e-mail at

Leadership Seneca County selected participants for its 15th anniversary class. The class of 2011 includes Jessica Bayer, Terra Community College; Carrie Beckman, Aflac Insurance; Jamie Coleman, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District; Nick Dutro, The Advertiser-Tribune; Angie Gaietto, Seves USA; Teri Henry, Mercy Tiffin Hospital; Rebecca Herner, Court Appointed Special Advocates; Kelly Hohman, North Central Ohio Educational Service Center; Sara Koppus, Autumnwood Care Center; Daniel Kuhn, city of Tiffin; Carol McDannell, Tiffin University; Brandon Murphy, Engle-Shook Funeral Homes; Tia Rice, Seneca County Soil & Water Conservation District; Sara Risen, Marcie & Associates Realty; Bonnie Schube, WSOS Community Action Commission; Cynthia Setliff, Autumnwood Care Center; David Shelton, US Bank; Eric Slosser, Tiffin Community YMCA; Melody Snyder, First Bank of Ohio; and Jen Treece, Campfire USA.

Participants meet one full day per month. They learn leadership skills, including team-building, vision-casting, conflict resolution and more.

Over the next nine months, the class is to take a tour of the county, visiting points of interest and learning about the history of Seneca County. Each month, they are to visit a different business location where they are to hear first-hand how current managers, presidents and chief executive officers lead within their management context.

They are to study management principles from national experts, including Stephen Covey and John C. Maxwell. They are to learn their own personality and management styles and how to interact with others of different styles. They also are to be shown ways to get involved and contribute to the success of Seneca County.

MILAN - EHOVE Adult Career Center has partnered with The Volunteer Center of Erie County to offer the Women's Network Luncheon series for 2010-11. The six luncheons are at Sandusky Yacht Club and offer networking opportunities for local professional women that are to include a variety of topics of interest professionally and personally.

The program Oct. 21 is "Chocolate 101!" by Jan Beck, chocolatier of Tre Sorelle Cioccolato; Nov. 18, "I can whistle!" by Jacquelyn Nichols, Miss Northcoast, and introduction by Jacquelyn Mayer, Miss America 1963; Jan. 20, "Brighten the view from your windows by taking care of backyard birds" by Martha Fisher, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited; Feb. 17, "The sounds of the Symphony" by Jamie Steinemann, executive director of Firelands Symphony; March 17, "Facebook, twitter, blogging, HELP!!!, why do I have to learn how to do this? Social Media for Business: by Kevin Hoffman, WSI Internet business consultant; and April 21, "Spring is in the air and it's time to start walking" by Erie County Health Department staff.

Members are to receive a monthly newsletter about upcoming meetings and fellow members' businesses.

To keep membership costs low, the Thursday luncheons are to feature soup, salad and a dessert buffet. Membership is $66 per person with checks payable to The Volunteer Center by Oct. 1. To register, contact Gabriele Beck at (419) 627-0074 or or Melany Smythe at

Several students from Bridges Community Academy Student Government attended a Red Cross workshop training Sept. 14 at Holiday Inn in Perrysburg. The training provided information and protocols to be used at the upcoming blood drive scheduled for Oct. 26 to be at Bridges Community Academy, 190 St. Francis Ave. It is the first time Bridges has sponsored a blood drive.

The student attendees learned the importance of donating blood and the constant need for blood products around the world. Students who are 17 years old may donate blood without permission from their parents. Students who are 16 years old may donate only if they have permission from their parents. All donors must meet height and weight requirements. The blood drive is open to students and to adults.

In exchange for working for and sponsoring the blood drive, Bridges is to receive scholarship money for students from the Red Cross.

ARLINGTON, Va. U.S. high school students and their teachers can compete for nearly $115,000 in prize money by participating in the Bill of Rights Institute's fifth annual Being an American Essay Contest. Top prize winners and their teachers also are to receive all-expenses-paid trips to the nation's capital. For more information, visit

The sixth annual Catherine McAuley Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Sandi Best Sept. 15 as part of Mercy Tiffin Hospital's celebration of Mercy Week.

The awards ceremony took place in the Mercy Tiffin Hospital's McMullen Conference Center.

The Catherine McAuley Lifetime Achievement Award is intended to be the most prestigious honor Mercy Tiffin Hospital can bestow on any associate of the hospital. The award is given to individuals who, through a lifetime of services to this hospital, emulate most closely the values of the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, Catherine McAuley.

Mercy Tiffin President & CEO, Dale Thornton, opened the ceremony with welcoming remarks and Sister of Mercy Irene Bishop offered the prayer.

Best was presented with a vase etched with the Mercy logo and wooden base with an engraved plaque.

"This year's recipient of the award, not unlike her predecessors, demonstrates certain character traits that we all admire," Thornton said. "This person of mercy and love enriches the lives of all those she touches, including her co-workers, her patients and her family. Sandi embodies all the traits an award winner should have and is very deserving of being this year's winner of the Catherine McAuley Lifetime

Best, the 2010 Catherine McAuley Lifetime Achievement Award winner, has been a committed Mercy Hospital employee for more than 20 years.

Best chairs many of Mercy's American Heart Association activities.

Outside of work she is a Goldwings Senior Leadership trainer.

For many years Best has been an influential part of the annual Teddy Bear Ride, providing stuffed animals for children who are patients at Mercy Tiffin Hospital.

Best was nominated by Sharon Straub.

Previous winners of the Catherine McAuley Lifetime Achievement include Richard Dunn, Mary Jane Fox, Prasad Kakarala, Patricia Phillips and Peg Shock.

Mercy Tiffin Hospital is a community hospital committed to providing excellent health care services to its patients and families.

Area residents benefit from excellence in personalized inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care.



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