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Sunday announcements

August 21, 2011
The Advertiser-Tribune

Help needed to preserve history

ATTICA - Omar Chapel, an Attica area landmark since 1842, is in need of a fresh coat of paint.

A donor from southern Ohio who contributes to the maintenance of Omar Chapel has offered to purchase all of the paint and supplies and to come and help with scraping and painting the chapel if the Omar Chapel Association can gather enough volunteers to help.

Omar Chapel Association has maintained the chapel as a historical landmark since 1953.

The group has about 10 active members, many of them senior citizens in their 70s and 80s.

The association is appealing for help from individuals, organizations and persons who are required to do community service.

Those who may be interested in helping with this project to preserve the site may contact Don and Lynn Miller at (419) 426-4981 or Larry Lepard at (419) 668-3592.

Omar Chapel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an official Ohio Underground Railroad Historic Site.

More information on the chapel may be found at and

T-SPL to have patent law program

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a program about inventions, patents and intellectual property during "Learn the Basics of Patent Law."

The event is to take place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in Junior Home Room.

Jacob M. Ward, patent attorney from Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC of Perrysburg and Detroit is to present the course. He is to discuss types of intellectual property, local patents and how to obtain a patent covering an invention.

The program is free. Register by calling the library at (419) 447-3751 or at the circulation desk.

People can knit at the library

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a series of open knitting sessions for knitters of all skill levels.

Hosted by T-SPL's knitting class teachers, the sessions are to be 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 11, 18 and 25, in Junior Home Room.

The event is open to all ages. People can bring questions, discussion topics and knitting projects and knit with T-SPL's knitting teachers and friends.

Participants are asked to bring their own yarn, needles and project.

The program is free, and no registration is required.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751.

Bliss to have story time

BLOOMVILLE - Preschool Story time at Bliss Memorial Public Library is to start at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6.

Story time is for children 3-5 years of age and includes short stories, free play, flannel boards, songs and a craft. Story time is to be 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, and each session lasts about an hour.

Call (419) 983-4675 to register or visit for more information.

Seasly to retire after 38 years

William "Bill" A. Seasly is to retire after more than 38 years of service at RR Donnelley in Willard Sept. 9.

He was hired in 1973 as a press takeaway and has been a lead press takeaway, rolltender and a multicolor assistant pressman.

Seasly and his wife, Paulette, live in the Republic area. They have three children: Kathy Beard, Tim Seasly and Julia Drown; eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Wash the car and grab a snack for ALS

There is to be a car wash and bake sale fundraiser for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Sept. 3. The bake sale is to begin at 8 a.m. and the car wash is to start at 10 a.m. Both events are to take place at Attica Marathon Station. Nanny's famous cinnamon rolls are to be featured along with a variety of other treats.

Landers named operations coordinator

TOLEDO - Mike Reser, president and CEO of Maumee Valley Fabricators Inc. and RLM Fabricating Inc. is pleased to announce Paul Landers as its new operations coordinator.

Landers has been a project engineer with Maumee Valley Fabricators Inc. Landers joined the company in 2008. He received a bachelor's degree of science in design technology from Bowling Green State University in 2005 and an Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from Terra State Community College in 2001. He resides in Tiffin with his wife, Kristi, and daughters, Brianna and Avery.

In his new position, Landers is to work directly under Steve Corthell, operations director, assisting in all areas of plant operations. He is to be responsible for quality control at both facilities continuing to conduct efforts at RLM to be ISO qualified, as he accomplished at MVF, along with the dedication of the employees. Additionally, he is to resume as ISO management representative at MVF consistently producing products on time, every time.

MVF has been providing metal fabricating and machining services to a growing list of customers since 1978.

Become a Stein Hospice volunteer

Stein Hospice, a non-profit organization that offers compassionate care and support to terminally ill patients and their families, is looking for caring people to help carry out its mission. Patient and family care volunteers are needed to provide companionship, relieve care givers, supply transportation and run errands.

Volunteers must first complete LifeCourse, a six-week program which explores the feelings and philosophies of the death and dying process. There is no cost for the course; however, registration is required.

For more information or to register, contact Anne Fantozz, Stein Hospice volunteer coordinator, at (419) 625-5269 or e-mail at afantozz@stein

Classes are to take place at:

Fisher Titus Medical Center, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays Oct. 4 through Nov. 8.

Stein Hospice South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave., 3rd floor, Sandusky, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 5 through Nov. 9.

Ohio Veterans' Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays Oct. 6 through Nov. 10.

Classes to give insight on mental illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot counties is to take registrations for two free classes set to begin in September.

Family to Family is a 12-week class for family and friends of people with mental illness. Instructors are trained NAMI family members. The Family-to-Family Education Program is for families and friends of adults living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorder.

Course participants are to gain vital information, insight and understanding of their loved one many describe as life-changing. Coursework includes: learning about feelings; diagnoses; biology of the brain; problem-solving workshop; medications; empathy workshop; recovery-services available; advocacy, fighting stigma.

Classes are to run 6:30-9:30 p.m. on 12 consecutive Thursdays, starting Sept. 15, at First United Church of Christ, 1500 Tiffin Road, Fremont. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education is a 10-week course offering a holistic approach to recovery through a combination of lecture, discussion, interactive exercises and stress-management techniques.

What participants are to gain by taking Peer-to-Peer is to share experiences with peers who also are working toward recovery; gain further insight into mental health; gain knowledge of how to cope with difficult circumstances; learn to identify feeling; thoughts, behaviors and events that can result in a possible relapse; learn how to be an active participant in your treatment plan; learn how to strengthen interpersonal relationships; experience new hope and inspiration in regard to recovery

Classes are to run 2-4 p.m. on 12 consecutive Wednesdays, starting Sept. 14 at Pontifex, 416 W. State St., Fremont. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

To register for either class, contact the NAMI office by e-mailing information@ or calling 1(888) 562-8889.

NAMI Support Meeting Schedule:

Family Support - Second Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., Pontifex and third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m., Tiffin Developmental Center.

Depression Bipolar Support - Third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., Tiffin-Seneca Public

Applications being distributed

Application forms for free and reduced-price meals are being distributed to homes via a letter to parents or guardians of children enrolled at local schools. Federal income eligibility guidelines are to be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the federal guidelines are eligible for free or reduced-price meals or free milk, if the school participates in the milk program.

Families with children eligible for school meals may be eligible for free health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio's Healthy Start & Healthy Families program. For more information, call (800) 324-8680 or visit


Bridges board to meet

Bridges Community Academy's board is to meet at 6:15 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month. Meeting dates for the school year are Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 14, April 11, May 9 and June 13.

Fostoria bands to perform

FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools' band department is to offer performances throughout the school year.

Aug. 26 is parents night. Sept. 9 is marching band alumni night, and people interested in performing can contact the director. Oct. 7 is junior high band night, and members of the seventh- and eighth-grade bands are to join the high school band at halftime. Oct. 28 is the senior show.

Other events are to include 7 p.m. Nov. 1, halftime in review; 7 p.m. Dec. 7, grades 5-8 band holiday concert; 3 p.m. Dec. 18, band holiday concert; Feb. 4, Ohio Music Education Association District 2 high school solo and ensemble event; Feb. 23, high school chamber/junior high winter band concert; 3 p.m. Feb. 27, high school OMEA preview concert; March 9-10, OMEA District 2 high school large group event; 7 p.m. April 11, junior high recital concert; April 21, OMEA junior high solo and ensemble; April 29, arts festival; 3 p.m. May 13, high school band spring; 7 p.m. May 15, grades 5-8 band spring concert; and May 18 or 19, OMEA junior high large group.

Host families sought

Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive for academic semester and year homestay programs, and Pacific Intercultural Exchange, the sponsoring organization, needs a few more local host families.

Families interested in learning more about student exchange or arranging for a meeting with a community representative may call (866) 546-1402. The agency also has travel/study program opportunities available for American high school students as well as possibilities for community volunteers to assist and work with area host families, students and schools.

EHOVE to host financial program

EHOVE Career Center is to have an event called Women's Financial Toolkit 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 14. People can learn about budgeting, money management, investing and identity theft. To register or for more information, visit

Steinhauser on honor roll

SYCAMORE - Devin Steinhauser was omitted from Mohawk Local School District's fourth quarter A's and B's honor roll. He was a second-grader last year.

Vanguard-Sentinel to offer adult education classes

FREMONT - Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers is taking registrations for part-time adult education classes in Fremont and Tiffin. To register, call (419) 334-6901, ext. 402, or (419) 448-1212, ext. 221.

Medical program accepting students

MILAN - Enrollment is open for EHOVE Career Center's medical assistant program that starts Thursday. For more information, call (419) 499-4663.

Mohawk students honored

SYCAMORE - Students honored during Mohawk High School's senior awards assembly were Lauren Fredritz, Wyandot Memorial Hospital Foundation; Robert Gilliland, 14th annual Abby Snyder Memorial Scholarship; Eric Boes, Owens Community College Trustees' Academic Excellence Award; Kyle Fox and Al'licia Hill, Mohawk Lioness; Danna Morter and Fox, Sycamore Lions Club; Devin Cartwright and Kalli Luhring, Department of Army National Scholar Athlete; Caleb Chester, Army Tuition Assistance and Post 911 GI Bill; Alec Clinger, U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award; Fredritz, U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award; Creston Riedlinger, Semper Fidelis Music Award; Kalli Luhring, Kathy Marie Hess Memorial Scholarship; Fredritz and Luhring, Millie Roper Memorial Scholarship; Award of Merit, Boes, Cartwright, Clinger, Alexandria Colich, Maggie Cook, Fox, Gilliland, Hill, Morter, Lindsey Potter, Riedlinger, Tarannie Roosa, Chad Shellhouse and Renee VonBlon; College Prep Honors Diploma and Award of Merit, Kendra Dininger, Bradley Frankart, Lauren Fredritz, Luhring, Kearstin Mathias, Craig Parker, Kyle Parker and Andrew Trusty; Craig Parker, Franklin B. Walter Award; Jayson Schube, Geneva Brandt Memorial Scholarship; Boes, Wayland "Bus" Melroy Scholarship; Boes and Luhring, Charles and Jean Gottfried Scholarship; Schube, Ralph and Mary Hess Memorial Scholarship; Gilliland, Richard H. Dillion Memorial Scholarship; Luhring, Past Masters of the Sycamore Lodge; Gilliland, 110% Award; Von Blon, Carl Schank Memorial Scholarship; Craig Parker and Kyle Parker, Dan Parker Memorial Scholarship; Aaron Clouse, John Phillip Sousa Award; Fox, National School Choral Award; Clouse, Mohawk Music Booster Instrumental Scholarship; Fox, Mohawk Music Booster Choral Scholarship; Brad Frankart, Robert C. Byrd Scholarship nominee; Trusty, Tiffin Pediatrics Scholarship; Morter, Spencer Wolfe Memorial Scholarship; Kyle Parker, John Davidson Memorial Scholarship; Gilliland, Tiffin University Dean's Scholarship; Trusty, Fox and Fredritz, Sycamore American Legion Post No. 250 Scholarships; Kyle Parker, Von Blon and Craig Parker, Sons of the Sycamore American Legion Post No. 250 Scholarships; Riedlinger, Potter, Fredritz and Rusti Burks, University of Findlay President's Scholarship; Mohawk Scholar Athlete Awards, Todd Bartson, basketball, Boes, golf and basketball, Burks, boys basketball statistician, Cartwright, football, wrestling and baseball, Clinger, football, wrestling and baseball, Caleb Coil, football and basketball, Fox, track, Frankart, wrestling, Fredritz, volleyball, girls basketball statistician, Gilliland, football and basketball, Jacob Hacker, cross country, Jacob Kline, football, Luhring, volleyball and basketball, Mathias, boys basketball statistician, Morter, wrestling statistician, Craig Parker, football, wrestling and track, Kyle Parker, football, wrestling and track, Kaylea Poole, track, Riedlinger, soccer, Shellhouse, football, Angela Steen, golf and track, and Trusty, cross country, basketball and track; Steen and Boes, Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award; Trusty, male local winner and state finalist, Wendy's High School Heisman; Luhring, female local winner; Trusty and Luhring, Ed Burnside and John Amlin Sportsmanship Award; MAL Scholar Athletes, Boes, Cartwright, Clinger, Frankart, Fredritz, Gilliland, Luhring, Mathias, Craig Parker, Kyle Parker and Trusty; Ohio High School Athletic Association/State Farm Scholar Athlete Awards, Kyle Parker, Trusty, Craig Parker and Fredritz; Trusty, Gary Cheney Outstanding Senior Male Athlete Award; Luhring, Wendy Simpson Outstanding Female Senior Athlete; Mohawk Academic Honor Award, Boes, Patrick Brose, Burks, Highley Caldwell, Mandie Caldwell, Cartwright, Chester, Clinger, Colich, Cook, Joseph DeWeese, Kendra Dininger, Fox, Frankart, Fredritz, Gilliland, Hill, Hunter LaBolt, Luhring, Mathias, Morter, Craig Parker, Kyle Parker, Potter, Riedlinger, Roosa, Schube, Shellhouse, Slavey, Spoon, Steen, Trusty, VonBlon, Victoria Warnick and Derek Wise; Fredritz, Wyandot Memorial Hospital Foundation; Gilliland, Nu Vision Christian Radio; Boes, Owens Community College; Fox and Hill, Mohawk Lioness; Fox and Morter, Norman Cassidy Sycamore Lion's Club Scholarship; and MAL Scholar Athlete Award, Boes, Cartwright, Clinger, Frankart, Fredritz, Gilliland, Luhring, Mathias, Craig Parker, Kyle Parker and Trusty. Students of the month, Ryan Strausbaugh, Alison Summer-Rami, Kasey Adelsperger, Grant Ekleberry, Kaitlyn Smith, Steen, Brittany Boyd, Anna Stahl, Tiffany Tompkins, Tyler Krupp, Bryan Vogel, Nathaniel Anese, Jena Baum, Erika Harmon, Hannah Brown, Ari Lowery, Ari Shock, Luhring, Luke Gilig, Hanna Burks, Clara Adelsperger, Julia Daniel, Liz DeTray, Coil, Mitchell Heilman, Harley Cross, Chelsea Fitschen, Patricia Concepcion, Logan Shumaker, VonBlon, Elizabeth Schumacher, Lydia Hoepf, Logan Stillberger, Jessie Babcock, Tyler King, Poole, Austin Gottfried, Sheyanne Wilhelm, Julie Adelsperger, Alexander Hoerig, Travis Baird, Kendra Dininger, Mercedes Snyder, Stacy Clouse, Hannah Luhring, Ashley Parker, Alec Stillberger, Fox, Cade Ratliff, Kevin Lonsway, Bryor Nordyke, Allison Schumacher, Kristen Weininger and Denton Koon.

Family donates to Terra

FREMONT - The late Ronald Neeley was a professor at Terra Community College for nearly two decades, and now his family wants to ensure his name and contributions always will be remembered.

Neeley's sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Arnold Coldiron, have purchased the rights to name two areas in the newly renovated Building D on the Terra campus. The Ronald L. Neeley Performance/Exhibit Studio and the Ronald L. Neeley Art Studio are to be dedicated along with the new building Sept. 30.

In all, the Coldirons have donated $105,000 for the new building - $75,000 for the performance/exhibit studio and $30,000 for the art studio. Also, they have endowed the Ronald L. Neeley Memorial Scholarship Fund in the amount of $72,000 to assure that a minimum of three $1,000 scholarships will be award annually for Terra students.

Members of the two groups have donated more than $44,000 toward the end goal of the $50,000 it will cost to purchase the naming rights for the new recording studio.

There are still naming rights opportunities for Arts and Health Technologies Center. Naming rights are paid over a period of five years. Opportunities range from ensemble rooms at a value of $7,000, academic labs at $50,000, the recital hall at $100,000 and full wings at $250,000.

Anyone who is interested in supporting the Investment in Education campaign through donations or naming rights can call Sue Babione at the foundation office at (419) 559-2301.

Capital lists

BEXLEY - Local students honored at Capital University are Meredith Auxter, president's list, Clyde; Stephanie Meyer, president's list, Clyde; Thomas Stein, president's list, Clyde; Courtney Eads, provost's list, Clyde; Emily Turner, provost's list, Clyde; Kathryn MacFarland, dean's list, Clyde; Jacob Lamoreaux, dean's list, Attica; Nathan Siebenaller, president's list, Bascom; Emily Hatfield, president's list, Fostoria; Lauren Geroski, provost's list, Fostoria; Ashley Elchert, dean's list, Fostoria; Jordan Mora, dean's list, Fostoria; Lisa Buckingham, president's list, McCutchenville; and Alexander Martishius, president's list, Tiffin.

OU dean's list

ATHENS - Local students on the dean's list at Ohio University are Kathleen McDougle, Carey; Ashleigh Mavros, Clyde; Seamas Gatrell, Alvada; Jesse Bethea, New Washington; and Allison Kontak and Parker Woods, Tiffin.

UC dean's list

CINCINNATI - Students on the dean's list at University of Cincinnati are Shirley Bechstein and Lauri Pedroza, Fostoria; Lindsay Bernard, Jessica Brown, April Depinet, Heidi Lundy, Brianna Richey and Benjamin Shuff, Tiffin; Jordan Brown, Clyde; Keren Clark and Olivia McCartney, Carey; Kathryn Gosche, Kansas; Christen Kleinfelter, New Riegel; Megan Kraus, Upper Sandusky; and Nilda Rendon, Attica.

UC grads

CINCINNATI - Local graduates of University of Cincinnati are Jessica Brown, bachelor's degree, Tiffin; Garrett Dunn, bachelor's degree in civil engineering, Bloomville; Megan Kraus, bachelor's degree in nursing, Upper Sandusky; Heidi Lundy, bachelor's degree, Tiffin; and Melanie Miller, bachelor's degree in education, Bascom.

Center offering free seminars

FREMONT - 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 September schedule is:

9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 7 Ottawa County Improvement Corp. conference room, 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 14 Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce conference room, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 21 Erie County Chamber of Commerce conference room, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.

4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 Terra Community College, Building B, room 101, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.

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



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