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January 9, 2011
The Advertiser-Tribune

The Maine Conservation Corps recently welcomed Aaron Mathias of New Riegel to serve as an environmental educator and AmeriCorps volunteer with the Maine Department of Conservation's Outdoor Recreation program in Augusta, Maine.

The MCC places AmeriCorps volunteers throughoutMaine to complete conservation and environmental education projects.

Mathias is the son of Mark and Linda Mathias, of New Riegel. He is a 2003 graduate of New Riegel High School and a 2008 graduate of Ohio State University where he studied technology education. Mathias previously served with the MCC's Field Team on trail crews during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

For more information, visit www.maine.gov/doc/parks/mcc.

COLUMBUS The Ohio Department of Aging has extended the deadline for submissions to its Family Caregiving Story Project through Jan. 31.

Caregivers and those who receive assistance from family members and friends are encouraged to send in personal accounts of the challenges and triumphs that are part of caregiving relationships.

"Ohio's caregivers are large in number, and caregiving takes a variety of forms," said Barbara E. Riley, director of the department. "We have sons and daughters taking care of aging parents. We have parents providing needed assistance to children of all ages who have disabilities. We have long-married husbands who are finding the tables turned and who are providing for the ones on which they used to rely. In short, there are a lot of stories to be told about what caregiving means to Ohio."

The Caregiving Story Project is Ohio's contribution to the National Year of the Family Caregiver, sponsored by the U.S. Administration on Aging.

Story submissions should be about 500-700 words long and include the author's name and location. Mail stories to:

Ohio Department of Aging

Attn: Communications Division

50 W. Broad St. / 9th Floor

Columbus, OH 43215-3363

Stories also may be e-mailed tocaregivingstories@age.state.oh.us. Stories should be received by Jan. 31.

The department is to use the submissions in its publications and public outreach throughout the year, and a collection of excerpts are to be posted on the agency's website in the spring.

Tiffin Park & Recreation Department in conjunction with Tiffin Community YMCA is to offer a free amateur basketball shootout competition.

The Tiffin Shootout is to take place Jan. 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the YMCA.

People may stop in and take a shot at either time. Participants are free to go after shooting, and winners are to be notified at a later date.

Shots are to be taken at six locations on the floor, with five shots at each location. There are to be age groups for males and females of all ages. Age is determined as of the date of the competition. The first 70 participants are to receive a free T-shirt courtesy of the Tiffin Park & Recreation Department.

There also is to be a PIG tournament during the night session. Start times are 6 p.m. for females 17 and under, 6:30 p.m. for males 17 and under, 7 p.m. for females 18 and over and 7:30 p.m. for males 18 and over. Prizes are to be awarded. Participants are asked to register 15 minutes before the projected start times.

For more information, contact the Tiffin Park & Recreation Department at (419) 448-5408 or recreation@tiffinohio.gov.

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to offer adult computer classes in February and March. Nine classes are to be offered, but space is limited so registration is necessary. Registration is under way. The library charges $1 per class to cover copy costs, which must be paid by the time of the class.

"Intro to Excel" is to be offered 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and is for students interested in learning the spreadsheet program. Students are to learn how to set up an address book and create a checkbook.

The "Beginning Internet" class is to be 10:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 17 and is for those who are just learning about the Internet. Students are to learn the buttons and pull-down menus of Microsoft Internet Explorer and learn how to navigate on Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's links and resources. Students must be familiar with how to use a mouse.

"Beginning E-Mail" is to be 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 24. The class is to teach students about the different sites that offer free e-mail accounts and is to walk them through setting up an account. Students should be familiar with the Internet and know how to use the mouse.

"Intermediate Excel" is to be offered 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Students in the class are to review the fundamentals of Excel, work with formulas and become familiar with sorting and organizing data. It is important students have a basic knowledge of Excel before taking the intermediate course.

"Mouse 101" is to be presented 10-11 a.m. March 2 and is to teach students how to use the mouse. Students are to distinguish between left and right clicking, double clicking and moving the mouse around.

"Searching the Internet" is to be taught 10:30 a.m.-noon March 3. To take this class, students are asked to have taken the Beginning Internet class. Students are to learn how to search the Internet, about different search engines and directories and how to formulate good searches.

"Beginning Word" is to be taught 10-11:30 a.m. March 7. Students are to learn the basics of word processing using Microsoft Word, including how to create and save documents, how to use basic Word functions and how to customize a document. Knowledge of how to use the mouse is helpful.

"Basic Computing" is to be offered 10-11:30 a.m. March 9 and is designed for users who are just learning to use a computer. Students are to learn the basic parts of the computer and the keyboard, as well as using the start button and navigating the desktop. Knowledge of how to use the mouse is helpful.

"Intermediate Word" is to be presented 10-11:30 a.m. March 14. Students in the Intermediate Word class are to review the fundamentals of Word as well as learn about templates, formatting and working with graphics in a Word document.

To register or for more information, call the library at (419) 447-3751.

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a "Block Party" at 1 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Children ages 4 and older can create an original Lego creation in advance of the competition to be judged the day of the event. Pre-registration is under way until Jan. 28, the day before the event.

On the day of the party, participants are to bring the Lego creation to the Frost Kalnow Room to put them on display so the public may judge them.

"Crowd Favorite" is to be announced for each age category: ages 4 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 12 and 13 and up.

Prizes are to be awarded to the creations receiving the most votes. Participants must be present to win.

For more information or a listing of the rules, stop by the Junior Library, call (419) 447-3751 or e-mail juniordept@oplin.org.

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's Let's Talk About It, the book discussion group for adults, is to meet at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 3 in the Junior Home Room. The book, "Those Who Save Us" by Jenna Blum, is to be discussed.

Multiple copies of the book are available at the check-out desk. The event is free, and refreshments are to be provided. For more information, call the library at (419) 447-3751 or e-mail roszmade@oplin.org.

Michael B. Lange, of the Tiffin, Ohio law firm of Lange, DeVine & Claus, LLC, has been recognized for receiving an A-V rating from the Peer Review Board of Martindale-Hubbell for 30 consecutive years. An A rating relfects the highest possible rating for professional capabilities in the practice of law, and a V rating represents the highest rating for ethical standards.

All rating for Martindale-Hubbell are determined by disclosed peer review of practicing attorneys dealing with the proposed candidate and have been an intergral part of Martindale-Hubbell's services to the legal community since 1887. The Peer Review Rating process, which evaluates lawyers in the United States and Canada, is soley based upon peer review. A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating attests to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary.

Wood County Department of Job and Family Services Director Paulette Stephens has been recognized as the Ohio Job and Family Services Directors' Association 2010 Outstanding Director of the Year.

Each year, OJFSDA recognizes a County Director who, through dedicated efforts throughout the span of their career, exemplifies the professional qualities and achievements of an outstanding Director. Stephens received numerous nominations from her peers and officially was recognized at a ceremony Dec. 15.

Stephens has 37 years of public service, including her work at the Wood County agency for the past 25 years. She served the county for eight years as the agency's assistant director and chief financial officer before beginning her tenure as the Wood County Director in 2004.

Stein Hospice offers a variety of support groups, open to everyone in the community whether or not they have had previous with Stein Hospice.

The groups are free but registration is required. Contact Hope Seavers, (419) 625-5269, or hseavers@steinhospice.org.

Healing Hearts is an ongoing support group for adults who have lost an adult loved one.

It meets:

1st Thursday of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stein Hopsice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky

2nd Thursday of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sherri's Coffee House, 27 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk.

3rd Thursday of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Magruder Hospital, 2nd floor conference room, 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton.

Serenity Seekers is a 6-week support/educational group for adults who have lost an adult loved one.

It meets:

Mondays, Jan. 3 through Feb. 7, 5:30-7 p.m., Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky

Tuesdays, Jan. 4 through Feb. 8, 5:30-7 p.m., Sherri's Coffee House, 27 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk.

A New Dawn is a 6-week group for adult survivors of divorce.

It meets:

Wednesdays, Jan. 5 through Feb. 9, Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky.

Rain's End is a 6-week group for adults who have lost a loved one through suicide.

It meets:

Tuesdays, Feb. 15 through March 22, 5:30-7 p.m., Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky.

Many New Year's resolutions focus on breaking bad habits. Why not take up a positive habit?

By resolving to donate blood or platelets in the coming year, one can help save the lives of the one out of 10 hospital patients who need blood for emergency or ongoing medical care.

Frequent donations through the American Red Cross can help keep the nation's blood supply strong and ensure blood is available anywhere and anytime it's needed.

"A resolution to donate blood in the New Year works on so many levels," said Kathy Smith, collections director for the Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross. "Your donation can make a difference to hospital patients, their family and friends, and the larger community. Your act of giving, too, can make you feel good about helping to save the day."

FOSTORIA - The Kidney Disease Support Group is to meet for the first time at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fostoria Community Hospital. This support group is free.

According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 26 million Americans-one in nine adults-have kidney disease. Millions more are at increased risk for contracting kidney disease, and most don't know it. Kidney disease can be found and treated early to prevent more serious disease and other complications.

The Kidney Disease support group was developed as an extended support service to those who have kidney disease, their family members and interested public.

The group is to meet the second Tuesday of each month in the Fostoria Community Hospital Conference Center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2.

For more information, call Keesha Talley (419) 436-6685.

FOSTORIA - To help individuals successfully manage diabetes, the Fostoria Community Hospital diabetes education department is to offer a class 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The class is to take place in the Conference Center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2.

A physician referral is required.

The course has a fee billable to insurance and pre-registration is required for attendance. Financial assistance is available through the Foundation's diabetes fund.

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

FOSTORIA - On Tues., Jan. 18, Friends Helping Friends Cope, a women's cancer survivor support group, is to meet 6-7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Fostoria Community Hospital. This support group is free.

Friends Helping Friends Cope was developed as an extended support service for women who have survived any form of cancer, as well as their family members and interested public.

The group is to meet the third Tuesday of each month in the Fostoria Community Hospital Conference Center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2.

For more information, call Kim Willford at (419) 436-6626.

FOSTORIA - The American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR course for adult, child and infant CPR is to take place 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Fostoria Community Hospital Conference Center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2.

The cost is $30 for the adult/child module and $50 for the full course.

The Heartsaver CPR class is to teach untrained rescuers how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims.

Participants are to learn to recognize the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children. The program is divided into two different courses: CPR for adults and CPR for infants and children.

To register or for more information, call ProMedica Total Wellness at (419) 436-6688.

Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to have its organizational meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Seneca County Opportunity Center.

CLYDE - December students of the month at McPherson Middle School are eighth-graders Matt Webb and Haley Foos; seventh-graders Austin Gale and McKenzie Heagney; and sixth-graders Grace Borden and Alexander Brandon.

COLUMBUS - United Producers Inc. is offering one $1,000 scholarship in each of its 16 districts to high school students pursuing agriculture degrees.

Applicants must be a preferred member of UPI or a child of a preferred member, a graduating high school senior and enrolled in a college or technical school studying an agriculture-related field. Completed applications and essays must be postmarked by April 1.

Visit www.uproducers.com for more information and to download an application form.

FREMONT - Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career Centers is taking registrations for Fremont and Tiffin classes that are scheduled to begin in January and February. People can contact the Adult Career Center at (419) 334-6901, ext. 402, or (419) 448-1212, ext. 221, to register.

Classes are to be offered in computers and technology; personal development; medical; culinary; and trade and industrial.

Tiffin University's Black United Students is to host the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Jan. 24. The theme this year is "Love is the Answer Peace is the Plan." All of the day's events are to take place in TU's Osceola Theatre.

The keynote speaker is to be Joyce Huntley, director of public relations for WSOS Community Action Commission. She is to speak 9:30-9:55 a.m. Following Huntley's program, a documentary is to be shown 10-11 a.m., with an open forum for discussion 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

There is to be an entertainment rally, including closing remarks, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

For more information, call (419) 448-3504.

Laura Mays has been selected as an associate editor for the "International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics." The Tiffin University professor was nominated for the position by her TU colleagues in the business education and sociology departments at the University of Bucharest.

TU faculty members Perry Haan and Vinnie Gajjala, along with TU adjunct professor Daniel Mays, have been nominated to serve on the journal's editorial review board.

Mays, who is also the chairwoman of the Committee for Scholar Practitioner Publications for the Accrediting Council of Business Schools and Programs said she views both of the positions as ways to focus attention on TU's contributions to scholarly research.

"My role will give our TU faculty increased access to opportunities for publication, as the 'International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics' will cover a wide range of topics," she said. "The journal articles focus on issues such as behavioral factors influencing supply and demand of health and health care, branding/advertising issues and organization behavior, new technologies related to consumption and environment, and economic and social costs of addictive behaviors to mention only a few."

The scope of the "International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics" encompasses how preferences, attitude and behavioral issues influence economic agents involved in business and organizations.

"Special attention is given to the impact that globalization and digitalization have on businesses and organizations from a behavioral point of view," Mays said. "An interdisciplinary approach is required, as economics, psychology, sociology and anthropology are domains that contribute to understanding complex economic behavior, its triggers and its practical implications."

COLUMBUS - Local students graduating from Ohio State University are Jordan Johnson, Fostoria, bachelor's degree in human ecology; Lindsey Danhoff, Attica, bachelor's degree in human ecology, cum laude; Broderic Noel, Fostoria, bachelor's degree in business administration, magna cum laude; Anthony King, Republic, bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, magna cum laude; Scott Perry, Tiffin, bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, magna cum laude; Abbey Wise, Tiffin, bachelor's degree, arts and sciences, cum laude; Rachel Smith, Carey, bachelor's degree in education; Ryann Burks, Upper Sandusky, bachelor's degree; Kory Kin, Upper Sandusky, bachelor's degree in hospitality management; Jordan Michael, Upper Sandusky, bachelor's degree in hospitality management; and John Sebenoler, Upper Sandusky, bachelor's degree in civil engineering.

COLUMBUS - Local students on the honor roll at Ohio State University are Jared Wurm, Bloomville; Brianna Durnwald, Philip Maul, Timothy Van Eerten and Eleanor Williamson, New Washington; Derek Erwin, Tiro; Deirdre Christy and Thomas Christy, Alvada; Joshua Greer, Justin Hammer and Noah Stuby, Fostoria; Alissa Hunter, Burgoon; Aliesha Boonie, Lindsay Crockett, Brian Gable, Scott Kahler and Allison Woodruff, Clyde; Emily Miller, Kansas; Lindsey Danhoff, Courtney Meyers, Brad Miller and Michele Senn, Attica; Danielle Coppes and Jason Hartschuh, Bloomville; Alex Cramer, Nicole Dull, Andrew Harman, Megan James, Quinton Noel, Broderic Noel and Ashley Waltermeyer, Fostoria; Cody Rine, Green Springs; Megan Kessler and Shawn Kessler, New Riegel; Scott Baldosser and Anthony King, Republic; Charles Consolo, Marissa Davis, Brady Decker, Megan Depinet, Jordann Dillard, Zachary Dolch, Rebekah Fabrizio, Megan Gibson, Laura Goshe, Nick Hohman, Ashley Jackson, Megan McClung, Audrey Neal, Ross Newlove, Jacob Peacock, Scott Perry, Aleah Perry, Gregory Reinhart, Angela Reino, Danielle Reino, Kirsten Shellhouse, Samuel Stephens, Kayla Tyree, Abbey Wise and Victoria Zepp, Tiffin; Hannah Renollet, Bradner; Healy Batton, Megan Hall, Heather Jeffrey and Torri Kitzler, Carey; Cheri Schoenberger, Jessica Brown, Melissa Gallant, Ellen Graham, Rakay Kin, Jordan Patton, Clint Richey, David Richman, Erin Rife, Shonda Ritterspach, Jamie Schmidt, Johnathon Searfoss, Alec Stansbery, Rachel Thiel, Shelby Walton, Laura Wetherell and Jessica Creamer, Upper Sandusky; Ellen Gilliland, McCutchenville; and Casey Edgington, Jonathan Ekleberry, Joshua Griffin, Jason Morter and Chad Snyder, Sycamore.

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Amanda Hoover of Tiffin is on the dean's list at South Dakota State University.

COLUMBUS - United Producers Inc. is offering one $1,000 scholarship in each of its 16 districts to high school students pursuing agriculture degrees.

Applicants must be a preferred member of UPI or a child of a preferred member, a graduating high school senior and enrolled in a college or technical school studying an agriculture-related field. Completed applications and essays must be postmarked by April 1.

Visit www.uproducers.com for more information and to download an application form.

FREMONT - Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career Centers is taking registrations for Fremont and Tiffin classes that are scheduled to begin in January and February. People can contact the Adult Career Center at (419) 334-6901, ext. 402, or (419) 448-1212, ext. 221, to register.

Classes are to be offered in computers and technology; personal development; medical; culinary; and trade and industrial.

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Amanda Hoover of Tiffin is on the dean's list at South Dakota State University.

Tiffin University's Black United Students is to host the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Jan. 24. The theme this year is "Love is the Answer Peace is the Plan." All of the day's events are to take place in TU's Osceola Theatre.

The keynote speaker is to be Joyce Huntley, director of public relations for WSOS Community Action Commission. She is to speak 9:30-9:55 a.m. Following Huntley's program, a documentary is to be shown 10-11 a.m., with an open forum for discussion 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

There is to be an entertainment rally, including closing remarks, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

For more information, call (419) 448-3504.

 
 

 

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