Kevin M. Brodman
Private First Class Kevin M. Brodman, a 2008 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School, completed Marine Corps Basic Training July 15 at Parris Island, S.C.
The program emphasized physical fitness, combat water survival, close combat skills, marksmanship instruction and academics.
Brodman was a member of delta company, first recruit training battalion and platoon No. 1052.
Brodman is to complete the 29-day Marine Combat Training program at Camp Geiger, Jacksonville, N.C. This second stage of military training is to focus on combat marksmanship, counter-improvised explosive device techniques, convoy operations, fireteam assaults, reporting military intelligence, land navigation and the use of hand grenades, M249 Squad Automatic Weapon and M240 machine gun.
Upon completion of this phase, Brodman is to be stationed in Pensacola, Fla., to pursue a MOS?in the intelligence department.
Brodman is the son of David and LuAnn Brodman of rural Upper Sandusky.
Enjoy the game, help fight cancer
Baseball and golf are on tap with a pair of Relay For Life fundraisers planned.
Enjoy a Toledo Mud Hens game during Relay For Life Night Aug. 20 at Fifth Third Field. For every $15 ticket purchased, $6 goes to American Cancer Society. Game time is 7 p.m., and tickets are to be available for pickup at the first base ticket office beginning at 4 p.m.
For more information or to order tickets, call John Mulka at (419) 725-4409, send an email to email@example.com or visit mudhens.com/relay.
The third annual Relay For Life golf scramble is set for Aug. 21 at Nature Trails Golf Course near Bettsville. The cost of $50 per person includes green fees, a cart and lunch, plus hot dogs at the turn. Proceeds are to benefit American Cancer Society. Registration is to begin at 7 a.m., with a shotgun start for the four-person teams set for 8 a.m.
Golfers can vie for prizes including closest to the pin in one shot on No. 7 and No. 9, longest drive in the fairway on No. 13 and closest to the pin in two shots on No. 16.
To register a team, contact Sue Madden at (419) 934-2349.
Village Day School to host open house
Village Day School Learning Center in Bloomville plans to host an open house at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Village Day School offers a full-day preschool program as well as a half-day program throughout the week.
Full childcare/preschool also is available 6 a.m.-5:30 p.m. throughout the year.
Village Day School also offers before- and after-school programs.
For more information, call (419) 983-5371.
Library to have book discussion
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's "Let's Talk About It," the book discussion group for adults" is to meet at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8 in Junior Home Room. The book, "In Eight Days" by Lawrence Liebling, 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 (419) 447-3751 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaubisch accepting donations
FOSTORIA - Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is accepting donations for its semi-annual book sale until Aug. 20.
Old textbooks, Reader's Digest condensed books and soiled or mildewed items are not accepted.
Money from the sale is to be used to purchase new material for the library.
The book sale is to be Aug. 25-30.
McClintock Insurance Agency earns senior partner status
COLUMBUS-McClintock Insurance Agency of Tiffin has earned the senior partner status from Grange Insurance, the highest designation. This honor recognizes the best independent insurance agencies that sell Grange products based on their experience, professionalism and superior performance.
Located at 80 N. SR 101, McClintock Insurance Agency serves policyholders in Tiffin and the surrounding area. The McClintock Insurance Agency has been a Grange senior partner for seven years and a Grange agency since 1962. Stop by or call (419) 447-4155 for a free quote.
McClintock Insurance Agency was founded in 1962 by Roger and Eleanor McClintock and was sold to the current owners, Patrick and Theresa McClintock in 1983, upon the retirement of Roger and Eleanor, keeping the business in the family for the past 49 years. The ownership and staff have been trained to treat the customers as people rather than an account number just like Roger and Eleanor envisioned when they started in the business.
Walter A. Daniel, M.D. Memorial golf outing
The Mercy Tiffin Foundation 2011 Walter A. Daniel, M.D. Memorial Golf Outing is to take place Aug. 15 at Mohawk Golf and Country Club. A "Fiesta" theme is to be featured.
Clouse Construction is to support this event as a platinum sponsor.
The tournament is a handicap scramble with a tee time scheduled for 9 a.m. with registration beginning at 8 a.m. The registration fee is $150 per person, which includes greens fee, cart, continental breakfast and a fun gift.
Following the tournament, a dinner featuring a variety of Fiesta-style dishes is to be served. Faith Egli, head professional at Mohawk, is to be available for instruction. Other features of the day are to include Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive competitions.
"We are very pleased to be hosting this golf outing for 20 years," said Bernie Steinmetz, manager of development, donor relations and volunteers at Mercy Tiffin Hospital. "We welcome golfers to sign up to golf in this outing. We also welcome non-golfers who wish to support healthcare in Tiffin and Seneca County through the sponsorships we offer. We truly appreciate the tremendous support we've received over the years in netting over $400,000."
In addition to the golf outing, Mercy Tiffin Foundation is selling raffle tickets for a limo ride and a $200 gift certificate to Margaritaville in Sandusky. Tickets may be purchased at any time by contacting Bernie Steinmetz at (419) 455-7049.
Board to gather Wednesday
Bridges Community Academy's board is to meet at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.
NCA boards to meet Wednesday
North Central Academy board is to meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center's Tiffin office, 928 W. Market St., suite A, Tiffin.
The Fremont board is to meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Tiffin office.
Board not to meet in August
Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities is not to meet in August.
The next meeting is to be Sept. 13 at Family Learning Center at Sentinel Career and Technology Center.
TMS to have orientation
Tiffin Middle School is to have orientation for all incoming sixth-graders, as well as seventh- and eighth-graders new to the district, at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Information about orientation and specifying which session to attend was mailed home to all sixth-graders Monday.
For more information, call (419) 447-3358.
Washington plans back-to-school event
Aug. 15, all Washington Elementary School students in grades kindergarten through five and their parents can participate in the school's annual Back-To-School Night. It is to be an opportunity for students and parents/guardians to learn who their new teachers will be as well as ask any questions before school starts.
Kindergarten families are to come at 7 p.m. First- through fifth-grade families whose last name starts with A-M should come at 6 p.m., with the rest reporting at 6:30 p.m.
Anyone who is new to Washington can visit the school to register before Aug. 17, the first day of school. The office is to be open to register new students and answer questions 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. every week day.
They should bring the child's birth certificate, immunization record, proof of custody (if applicable) and proof of residence. For more information, call (419) 447-1072.
Lincoln readies for new school year
Lincoln Elementary School is to have Back-To-School Night Aug. 15 for students in grades kindergarten through five and their parents.
Students and parents/guardians are to be able to drop off supplies, meet their teacher and schedule for fall parent-teacher conferences. Teachers are to discuss classroom procedures, expectations and Title I services. Kindergarten students can drop off supplies at 5:30 p.m. First-grade students can drop off supplies at 6 p.m., second-graders at 6:30 p.m., third-graders at 7 p.m., fourth-graders at 7:30 p.m. and fifth-graders at 8 p.m.
Anyone who is new to Lincoln can visit the school to register before Aug. 17. The office is to be open to register new students and answer questions 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. every weekday.
They should bring the child's birth certificate, immunization record and proof of custody (if applicable).
For more information, call (419) 447-8674.
Brown introduces education bill
WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Kay Hagan, D-N.C., introduced Ready Schools Act of 2011, a bill aimed at preparing elementary schools to serve all children. A "ready" elementary school has school principals and educators who understand and use developmentally appropriate curricula, assessments and teaching practices; involves and engages families; and works cooperatively with the early childhood programs for younger children to create a positive transition into the early grades of school.
'Ready, Set, Enroll' at Terra
FREMONT - Terra Community College is to have its last "Ready, Set, Enroll" event of the summer 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday. People can be accepted, tested and enrolled in one day. They should report to Roy Klay Hall (Building A), suite 100.
Compass placement testing is to be given throughout the day, with the last testing beginning at 4 p.m.
For more information, call (419) 559-2349.
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP A local student was among 11 Owens Community College student-athletes who were selected to receive 2010-11 Academic Student-Athlete Award honors by National Junior College Athletic Association for their accomplishments in the classroom and on the athletic playing field.
Karrah Windau of Carey was an Exemplary Academic Achievement recipient. She is a graduate of Carey High School. She also received Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference honors.
TU students to help with draft
Four Tiffin University graduate students have been selected to assist in the inaugural draft for National Basketball League of Canada.
The TU students John Carpenter, Ornette Gardenheir, Darci Santella and Sidney Asante each are pursuing a master of business administration degree in sport management.
The TU students are to participate in the administration of the NBL's two-day combine Aug. 20 and 21, at Seneca College Sports Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The combine is to consist of skill drill stations and live competition.
The students also are to assist players, agents, media and spectators during the official NBL draft Aug. 21. The first round of the draft is dedicated to free agent players only, with the second and third rounds dedicated strictly to Canadian players.
Orr named to dean's position
Tiffin University has named Jaimie Orr as its new dean of the school of criminal justice and social sciences. The appointment was effective Monday.
"I feel honored to be given this privilege," Orr said. "In my time at Tiffin University, I have developed a tremendous amount of respect for my peers in the school of criminal justice and social sciences, and the opportunity to work with them in building upon the many excellent programs we have will be an exciting challenge."
Orr has been a professor at TU since 2008, teaching courses about national security, American government and international security. He advises the TU Global Affairs Organization.
Terra president gives back
FREMONT - Harold Brown and has his wife, Terra Community College President Marsha Bordner have donated $10,000 for the naming rights to Terra's piano lab in the new Arts and Health Technologies Center, which is slated to open with the start of the fall semester Aug. 22.
The Bordner/Brown Piano Lab is to house six to eight pianos where students are to study keyboard skills required of all music majors, and provide a resource for students to practice and develop compositions and song writing requirements.
As part of its Investment in Education campaign, the Terra College Foundation is offering naming rights for the new building, the fine and performing arts and the nursing and allied health wings, and various labs, classrooms and studios throughout the building.
Anyone who is interested in supporting the campaign can call (419) 559-2301.
Owens adds degree
FINDLAY Owens Community College is expanding its educational opportunities within the school of health sciences by establishing a new exercise science concentration associate's degree. Beginning in the fall semester, the new academic degree is to be offered on the Findlay-area and Toledo-area campuses.
For more information about the degree, call (567) 429-3181 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext 3181.
Owens, ONU finalize partnership
FINDLAY Owens Community College students with aspirations of pursuing a bachelor's degree in business from Ohio Northern University now are to be able to continue their academic pursuits at the four-year academic institution as the two schools have finalized a new transfer agreement partnership.
Owens students are to have the opportunity to transfer about 90 quarter (60 semester hours) credit of academic coursework toward the bachelor of science of business administration program at ONU. Owens students are to have about 60 semester hours of remaining ONU academic coursework to complete their bachelor's degree.
For more information about the new transfer partnership, call (567) 661-7189 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7189, or (419) 772-2260.
FINDLAY - Brittaney Zellner of Tiffin received a doctor of physical therapy degree from University of Findlay.
Heidelberg student serves as intern
MOUNT VERNON, Va. Michelle Fitch, a Heidelberg University student, was selected as one of six summer interns at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens. Fitch, who is from Kingsman, spent the summer working with Mount Vernon staff to maintain an 18th-century-style farm and educating visitors about George Washington's distillery and gristmill.
Miller completes internship
COLUMBUS Brad Miller, an Attica resident and recent graduate of Ohio State University, completed an internship in the office of State Rep. Rex Damschroder, R-Fremont, over spring semester.
Miller assisted Damschroder and his staff with various legislative, constituent and communication issues over the course of his internship, in which he received college credit upon completion.
Miller is a 2007 graduate of Seneca East High School.
Students interested in an internship at Ohio House of Representatives can contact Damschroder's legislative aide, Todd Thatcher, at (614) 466-1374 or by e-mail at
Kontak in society
ATHENS - Allison Kontak of Tiffin was elected to Ohio University's Phi Beta Kappa Society Lambda of Ohio chapter.
FINDLAY Local residents who are among 27 students from the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses of Owens Community College were recognized as Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy graduates.
Local graduates are Adam Brickner of Alvada, Joseph Clinger of Upper Sandusky, James Nye Jr. of Carey, Aaron Smith of Tiffin and Robert Tarris Jr. of Fostoria.
UF awards scholarships
FINDLAY - Local students were awarded scholarships at University of Findlay.
Kylie Mathias, a 2011 graduate of New Riegel High School and the daughter of Nancy and Paul Mathias of New Riegel, was awarded Trustees' Scholarship. Lauren Strausbaugh, a 2011 graduate of Old Fort High School and the daughter of Sarah Whitman of Fostoria, was awarded President's Scholarship.
Alyssa Dymond, a 2011 graduate of Bettsville High School and the daughter of Lorrie and Michael Dymond of Fremont, was awarded Trustees' Scholarship. Lindsey Potter, a 2011 graduate of Mohawk High School and the daughter of Laura and Lun Potter of Sycamore, was awarded President's Scholarship.
Heather Steiner, a 2011 graduate of Calvert High School and the daughter of Norma and Richard Steiner of Tiffin, was awarded President's Scholarship and a golf scholarship.
Samantha Hassen, a 2010 Old Fort graduate and the daughter of Tammy Druckenmiller of Fremont and Paul Hassen of Toledo, was awarded President's Scholarship. Jesse Hernandez, a 2011 graduate of Columbian High School and the son of Theresa Hernandez of Tiffin and Noe Hernandez of Tiffin, was awarded The University of Findlay Award.
Cole Fittro, a 2011 Columbian graduate and the son of Kelly and Bob Fittro of Tiffin, was awarded Dean's Scholarship. Danielle Guillen, a 2011 graduate of Calvert High School and the daughter of Nicole Guillen of Tiffin and Doug Guillen of Fostoria, was awarded Dean's Scholarship.
Breanna Hanna, a 2011 New Riegel graduate and the daughter of Debra and Jerry Hanna of Alvada, was awarded President's Scholarship. Caden Chapman, a 2011 Columbian graduate and the son of J. Brian Chapman of Tiffin and Wendy Parenteam of Findlay, was awarded Dean's Scholarship.
Brenna Dube, a 2011 graduate of Arcadia High School and the daughter of Letti Lamb of Fostoria and Brian Dube of Fostoria, was awarded President's Scholarship.
Benedictine dean's list
LISLE, Ill. - Michael Holcomb of Alvada was named to the dean's list at Benedictine University.
TOLEDO - Local residents who graduated from University of Toledo are Jessica Monday, juris doctor degree in law, Carey; Devon Hasselbach, bachelor's degree in adolescent and young adult education, Alicia Williams, bachelor's degree in exercise science, and Brittney Baker, bachelor's degree in social work, Clyde; Katie Miller, master's degree in counselor education, Kansas; Brittany Hemminger, bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical sciences in the doctor of pharmacy program, New Riegel; Brett Veach, bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical sciences in the doctor of pharmacy program, and Brett Might, master's degree in family nurse practitioner, Republic; Jessica Lutz, associate's degree in nursing, Brady Doepker, bachelor's degree in film and video, Elizabeth Cramer, bachelor's degree in law and social thought, Nicole Hoover, bachelor's degree in early childhood education, Leigh Autullo, bachelor's degree in biology, Emma Hall, bachelor's degree in exercise science, Leslie Adams, bachelor's degree in paralegal studies, Abby Weimerskirch, doctor of pharmacy degree in pharmacy, John Elchert, doctor of physical therapy degree in physical therapy, Laura Goshe, juris doctor degree in law, and Ahna Roush, master's degree in social work, Tiffin; Jamie Smiley, bachelor's degree in nursing, Upper Sandusky; Zachary Zaebst, bachelor's degree in information systems, New Washington; Brenda Gerwin, associate's degree in accounting technology, Bradner; Eric Chalfin, bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical sciences in the doctor of pharmacy program, and Adam Cox, bachelor's degree in criminal justice, Risingsun; and Philip Cooley, associate's degree in business management technology, Adam Peiffer, bachelor's degrees in biology and chemistry, Sean Cline, bachelor's degrees in computer science and engineering and electrical engineering, and Lindsey Gillig, bachelor's degree in paralegal studies, Fostoria.
TOLEDO - Local students on the president's list at University of Toledo are Erika Blair of Carey, Daniel Steyer of Alvada, Jessica Luhring of Bloomville, Emily Hemminger and Amber Metzger of New Riegel, Hillary Gyuras, Nicole Hoover, Brent Welly and Alex Anderbery of Tiffin, Margaret Kanney of New Washington, Wendy Weaver of Bradner and Celina Mason of Fostoria.
Local students on the dean's list are Danielle Jacoby, Robert Puckett and Jessica Monday of Carey, Devon Hasselbach of Clyde, Brook Kracher of Bascom, Morgan McConnell, Aden Miller and Kevin Ransom of Bloomville, Brittany Hemminger, Michelle Clouse and Michelle Borer of New Riegel, Lauren Heibertshausen and Brett Veach of Republic, Kerry Tschanen of Sycamore, Emma Hall, Brady Doepker, Jacob Welly, Ethan Bowers, Elizabeth Cramer, Eric Daniel, Leigh Autullo, Ryan Bour, Madison Herman, Daniel Bower and Kelley Miller of Tiffin, Clinton Kuenzli, Emily Coakley and Gabryelle Johnson of Upper Sandusky, Christopher Scherley of Attica, Luke Nye, Collin Beeson, Zachary Zaebs, Shelbi Daniel, Alyssa Zaebst and Sarah Wurm of New Washington, Justin Maxwell and Alicia Lentz of Bradner, and Kristina Wildman, Anthony Peiffer, Dominic Shaul and Travis Glick of Fostoria.
MACOMB, Mich. - Kelly Oliver, a Tiffin University student, is receiving a scholarship through Law Enforcement Education Program.
LANSING, Mich. - Jacqueline Martin of Clyde and Ryan Good, formerly of Tiffin and now of Hesperia, Mich., are on the dean's list and honor roll at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Martin is a graduate of Clyde High School and Tiffin University and is the daughter of Eileen Martin and Rudy Martin. Good is a graduate of St. Joseph Central Catholic High School and University of Toledo and is the son of Jeff and Judy Good.
Wright state dean's list
DAYTON - Local students on the dean's list at Wright State University are Katelyn Brodman, high honors, Carey; Jessica Bruns, highest honors, Jamin Fuller, high honors, and Kathryn Gruss, honors, Tiffin; Melissa Kelbley, highest honors, Fostoria; Lauren Orians, highest honors, Alvada; Keith Schalk, high honors, Kyle Bayes, highest honors, and Adam Niederkohr, highest honors, Carey; and Olivia Woodruff, highest honors, Risingsun.