Tom Lonsway, Weights and Measure Inspector of Seneca County, recently was recognized for his participation and successful completion of a training course through Ohio Department of Agriculture in cooperation with Ohio Weights and Measures Association.
The course was designed to provide comprehensive technical training in the area of weights and measures enforcement and administration.
FOSTORIA - Dec. 1, Better Breathers Pulmonary support group is to meet from noon-1 p.m. in the Fostoria Community Hospital Conference Center. This group is free.
The meeting is to feature the annual holiday party and white elephant gift exchange. The speaker is to be Kathy Fauls, who is to discuss what happens in the emergency department for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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.
Amy Hoyda and Alice Frazier-Snook of Community Hospice Care recently attended an all day workshop at Camden Falls entitled, "Validation Workshop."
The presenter was Naomi Feil, professional social worker and developer of the validation method.
Validation, as opposed to reality orientation is a model of practice for professional and personal caregivers who work with confused older adults. The Validation worker helps individuals restore the past by reliving good times and resolving past conflicts.
American Red Cross is to encourage blood or platelet donations for the holidays
Red Cross officials say if 10 percent of Americans gave blood this holiday season, 34.2 million lives might be saved.
Every day, regardless of the season, hospital patients need blood or platelets for the treatment of serious diseases such as cancer, for lifesaving surgeries, or for emergency care related to accidents or trauma.
Seneca County Health Department is to offer free HIV testing Dec. 7 at the South Washington Street location.
Testing is to be offered 9-11 a.m. on a walk-in basis.
"Ora-Quick Advanced" rapid test is to be used. There is no charge for this test and results are to be available in 20 minutes on the day of testing.
CLYDE - The Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village Board of Education is to meet in special session at 7 p.m. Monday at the board office for an executive session to serve as a grievance hearing for an employee.
Action may be taken at the conclusion of the executive session.
FOSTORIA - The Redmen Music Club is to conduct its annual booster drive.
People may donate to the club to support the music programs in Fostoria City Schools.
A donation of $10 qualifies donors to have their name printed in the program of this year's band concerts. The donation levels are Audience, $10-$49; Musician, $50-$99; Section Leader, $100-$149; Concertmaster, $150-$249; and Conductor's Circle, $250 and above. Donors at the Conductor's Circle level receive a plaque.
To make a donation, people may contact a band member or send a check to Redmen Music Club Booster Drive, in care of Fostoria Band Department, 1001 Park Ave., Fostoria, OH 44830. For more information, call (419) 436-4117 or e-mail skauffman@fostoria
SYCAMORE - Mohawk High School's student council and honor society are looking for addresses of troops who are stationed overseas for the holiday and have ties to the Mohawk community.
People who would like to submit an address may call (419) 927-6222 before Friday.
BASCOM - Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education is to meet in special session at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the distance learning lab to address the employment of personnel.
The board then is to have a work session to discuss the Program of Requirements for the school facility project.
Seneca- and Wyandot-area high school guidance counselors are hosting Financial Aid Night in Sentinel Career and Technology Center's cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Area seniors and parents of seniors who plan to attend a college, university or training program after high school can attend.
Juli Weininger, financial aid director for Heidelberg University, is the presenter, and she is to address the FAFSA and financial aid process, scholarships and grants, and other information.
There is to be a scholarship drawing for those who attend. For more information, call (419) 448-1212, ext 224.
FINDLAY University of Findlay named several Distinguished Associates during its annual Applause! reception, which recognizes those who financially support the university.
Ronald and Susan Souply were among those honored. Ronald graduated from then-Findlay College in 1960 and taught social studies, English and science for the Carey Village Exempted Village School District until 1986 when he accepted a full-time job as a corporate trainer with Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., where he worked during the summers as vacation replacement in the factory and later as a supervisor for summer workers.
Ronald also was a wrestling referee for high school and college competitions for 25 years and officiated 20 high school state tournaments. He was named to the Ohio Wrestling Officials Association Hall of Fame in 1997.
Susan is a native of Rawson and a graduate of Bowling Green State University. She taught for 33 years in Findlay City Schools, where she was a small group instructor working with children with learning disabilities.
FINDLAY The Owens Community College Findlay-area campus Student Nursing Association again is working to spread holiday cheer throughout the surrounding communities by hosting its sixth annual toy drive benefiting children staying in local hospitals. The organization is accepting donations of toys through Dec. 7.
Donations can be dropped off on the Findlay-area campus at collection points in the nursing lab or the commons area. Dec. 8, the Student Nursing Association is to wrap the donated toys and distribute them as gifts to children in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Wood County Hospital, Mercy Tiffin Hospital, Lima Memorial Hospital, Fremont Memorial Hospital and Fostoria Community Hospital.
For more information call (567) 429-3518 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 3518.
LANSING, Mich. - Ryan Good of Hesperia, Mich., and formerly of Tiffin, made the dean's list and the honor roll and earned a Certificate of Merit in Property II at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He is a graduate of St. Joseph Central Catholic High School and the University of Toledo and is the son of Jeff and Judy Good and husband of Christa Sturtevant-Good. Jaqueline Martin of Clyde made the dean's list. She is a graduate of Clyde High School and Tiffin University and the daughter of Eileen Rose Martin and Rudy Valentino Martin.
Susan Eberhard of Bellevue received the Social Security Administration's highest honor award, the Commissioner's Citation.
This award is reserved for employees who have demonstrated a personal commitment to excellence and who have made exceptional contributions to the mission and goals of the Social Security Administration.
Eberhard was presented the award by Michael J. Astrue, social security commissioner, at the Social Security Administration Honor Awards Ceremony in Baltimore, Md., Sept. 16.
Eberhard has been employed by the Social Security Administration for 29 years, with 25 of those years being in the Sandusky Social Security office.