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Sunday announcements

November 28, 2011
The Advertiser-Tribune

Learn about what might happen after you die Tuesday

St. Francis Senior Ministries is to host an educational seminar at 10 a.m. Tuesday about survivorship.

Questions to be covered include: How will my belongings be divided after I die? Who gets to make the decision about who gets what? Will my children cooperate with each other through the process? The seminar is to offer notes about veteran's benefits and Social Security benefits.

The free seminar is to be presented by Jane Dell and Paul Burtis, attorneys at Dell, Burtis and Anspach in Tiffin. Refreshments are to be served. The seminar is to be in the Activity Center at Friedman Village, 143 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. For more information or to RSVP, call Kellie at (419) 443-1540.

Library to have holiday party for teens

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's Teen Department is to host a "Teen Holiday Party" 1-3 p.m. Dec. 10 in Frost Kalnow Room. All students in grades 6-12 can participate in the teens-only program. Teenagers can decorate holiday cookies, make gifts for friends and family, play games, eat refreshments and listen to holiday music. Participants can register at Junior Library

For more information, visit the library's Facebook page or its website at www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us or call (419) 447-3751.

Calvert grad joins local law office

Anthony D. Hall, the son of Rick G. Hall of Coshocton and Charise A. Hall of Tiffin, and a 2002 graduate of Calvert High School, has joined the law firm of Barga, Jones & Anderson Ltd.

He received a bachelor's degree in corporate finance from the University of Toledo in December 2006 and a juris doctorate from the University of Toledo in May. He was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio Nov. 7.

During law school, Hall worked as a financial analyst for Austin Associates LLC, a bank consulting firm in Toledo, where he was responsible for budgeting, and the analysis of interest rate simulations and forecasts for various community banks. Hall has been working with John Barga since completing the bar exam in July.

United Insurance Service merges with agency in Fostoria

Mitch Felton, president of United Insurance Service of Tiffin, announced the addition of Fostoria to its customer service locations. Long-time Fostoria agency Cameron, Fruth & Green Insurance has merged with United Insurance Service.

By merging insurance agencies, additional customer services are available, including 24/7 claims service, improved information technology and a wider choice of insurance markets. The Fostoria office and associates are to remain at their present location on West Tiffin Street.

United Insurance Service was founded in 1924. It has grown to a regional insurance agency offering home, auto, business and financial services. More than 60 associates provide customer service in Tiffin, Bellevue, Findlay, Fostoria, Fremont, Helena, Leipsic, Ottawa, Sandusky, Upper Sandusky and Monroe, Mich.

GED classes offered

FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools' Adult Basic and Literacy Education program is accepting new students who lack a high school diploma and are interested in obtaining their General Educational Development diploma into the program.

For those wanting to obtain a GED, classes are offered that prepare students for all components of the GED test and provide test-taking tips. ABLE classes are provided free of charge to participants due to funding through a grant. Due to funding made available through a grant, the ABLE program also is providing assistance to students for the $40 test fee to take the official GED test.

To enroll in classes, students initially are required to complete the orientation process at which time registration and placement testing are to take place. After completion of the orientation, students are to be allowed to enroll into the ABLE class and begin instruction.

Orientation to the program is a three-day process that is conducted monthly with the next scheduled orientation for the classes taking place 9-11 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. An additional orientation session is to be offered 9-11 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. Dec. 12, 13 and 14.

A distance education program that offers online lessons also is available.

For questions or to schedule a time for orientation, call (419) 436-4163.

Workshop offered

Situational Leadership II is a one-day professional development opportunity that is a method for managing and developing people. A workshop is to be offered 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Tiffin campus of North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 W. Market St., Suite A. The registration cost of $75 per person includes materials and lunch. To register, call (419) 447-2927.

Students can take part in essay contest

ORLANDO, Fla. Educators across the country continually are looking for ways to enhance education with limited budgets and resources. This year's Olive Garden Pasta Tales national essay writing contest invites students to share their ideas on how to meet the challenge and support education in their community.

Writers in first through 12th grade in the U.S. and Canada can submit an essay of 50 to 250 words answering the question: "If you were given $5,000 to support education in your local community, how would you use it and why?" Entry forms and rules are available at www.olivegarden.com/About-Us/Community/Pasta-Tales/ and at local Olive Garden restaurants.

Teacher of the year to be selected

NEWARK, Del. - International Reading Association is accepting nominations for its annual Celebrated Teacher of the Year award. Visit www.reading.org for more information.

OF students honored

OLD FORT - Old Fort High School's students of the quarter for the first nine weeks are Dane Pitchford, a senior, the son of Dave and Cindy Pitchford of Fremont; Jeffery Koebel, a junior, the son of Kristi Molyet of Tiffin and Jeff Koebel of Fremont; Krista Ward, a sophomore, the daughter of Jason and Becky Ward of Tiffin; Sara Bell, a freshman, the daughter of Cindy and John DeRan of Fremont; Dalton Anstead, an eighth-grader, the son of Curtis and Bobbie Anstead of Green Springs; and Jordan Magers, a seventh-grader, the daughter of Chris and Laura Magers of Tiffin.

Scholarships being offered to engineering students in Ohio

COLUMBUS - Engineers Foundation of Ohio is offering nearly $25,000 in academic scholarships to qualifying engineering students for the 2012-13 academic year. The application and brochure may be obtained from www.ohioengineer.com, in high school guidance and career offices throughout Ohio or by calling (614) 223-1177.

Freshmen attend Greenhand Camp

SYCAMORE - Greenhand Camp is hosted each year in September and is for first-year FFA members. Mohawk High School's freshman participants, Meghan Chaffee, Aaron Vasquez-Miller, Austin Morter and Bri Thiery, traveled to Camp Muskingum in Carrollton. The camp focuses on the importance of teamwork and goal setting. During the camp, students were prepared for possible FFA careers and were exposed to FFA opportunities in an informal setting.

FFA members get highest degree

The American Degree is awarded to the FFA members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences. Those from Mohawk High School's FFA chapter who obtained an American Degree at the 2011 National FFA Convention were Ellen Gilliland, Ira Kuenzli and Kirsten Shellhouse.

Bridges' honor roll

Students on the 8-12 honor roll at Bridges Community Academy are Caleb Adams, Estrella Alvarez, Grace Blevins, Kennedy Daughenbaugh, Carter Deng, Jeremy Faeth, Nevada Frost, Nicholas Hade, Brittany Herr, Thomas Hoover, Lina Jeske, Sheniah Lanier, Alyssa Laudenslager, Bradley Link, Amy Lojanrangrong, Nicholas Poma, Sierra Radabaugh, Patrick Smith and Daniel Winger. Students on the distinguished honor roll are Dinah Adams, Reagan Brooks, Kaleb Grine, Sagan Kahler, Elaine Pahl, Eva Pahl, Shayla Parsons and Maggie Pawsey. Students on the middle school honor roll are Alex Pawsey and Kathleen Root.

BC perfect attendance

NEW WASHINGTON - Buckeye Central Elementary School students with perfect attendance are Tori Hiler, Malahnia Auck, Coy Fredritz, Isaac Hiler, JJ Hiler, Hunter Nichols, Clay Skidmore, Derex Dean, Chance Delong, Heath Jensen, Allison Wright, Brenden Ady, Kirsten Ady, Trevor Bailey, Lane Bauer, Sydney Beamer, Addison Kessler, Kaelynn Norville, Titus Sanders, Lexi Joseph, Jeremiah King, Kliyah Joseph, Jacob Kilgore, Garrett Vaughn, Sydney Wurm, De'Sha Joseph, Aiden McDougal, Kolin Rowlinson, Nate Thompson, Kaiden Vaughn, Anna Arnold, Koda Kehres, Justice King, Isabelle Niedermier, Olivia Sherwood, TyNesha Bishop, Julia Evak, Donovan Lutz, Logan Niese, Cadence Vaughn, Hunter Dittman, Caden Parsons, Aaron Brown, Lexi Evak, Ally Green, Sammy Hinton, Steven Long, Nick Ramey, Jordan Salyer, Matthew Summers, Emily VonStein, Chase Niedermier, Hunter Vaughn, Nick Baxter, Liberty Bradford, Seth Dye, Makenna Howard, Audrey Lutz, Travis Norville, Kailey Vaughn and Alex Young.

Students to put works of art on display

FINDLAY Owens Community College students are to have the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents as the Findlay-area campus serves as host to its annual fall student art exhibition titled "Our Best Yet" in Library Gallery, Tuesday through Dec. 9.

The college is to host a free community event, "An Evening of the Arts at Owens," Tuesday. Owens student artists are to share insight about their artistic expressions during a reception, which is to be 5-7 p.m. in the library.

Students whose work is to be displayed are Tandy Fletcher, Carey; Robert Pryor, Abigail Beeson, Megan Allsup and Suzanne Armstrong, Fostoria; Chelsea Raitz, Angela West and Julie Kline, Tiffin; Aarin Schalk, New Riegel; and Ryan Straub, Old Fort.

Admission to the Findlay-area gallery is free. Gallery hours 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact the library at (567) 429-3088 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 3088.

Herman inducted

ADA - Alexandria Herman, daughter of Kimberly Herman of Tiffin, has been initiated into Tau Bet Pi at Ohio Northern University. She is a graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School.

Painter involved at AU

ASHLAND - Nicholas Painter of Fostoria is a member of Mathematics Association of America at Ashland University. He is the son of Michael and Pam Painter and is a 2008 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School.

Donations sought

Books for Kids 2011, sponsored by Friends of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, is under way at the library. The fundraiser, now in its 18th year, places new, age-appropriate books into the hands of local needy children. A $3 donation buys a book that is distributed in December by area groups including The Salvation Army, St. Vincent dePaul's, Ecumenical Sharing Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity, Tiffin Fire Department, CASA, PatchWorks House and YMCA. American Red Cross distributes the books as emergencies arise in the community. Friends gave out more than 1,100 books in 2010.

Anyone interested in donating to the holiday project can stop by the check-out desk at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library or send a check made out to Friends of the Library with a notation "Books for Kids."

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

Toy, coat collection under way; to benefit residents in Clyde-Green Springs district

A holiday toy and coat giveaway is to benefit income-qualified residents in the Clyde-Green Springs School District next month, and collection of donations is under way.

Coats, AA and AAA batteries, and new and gently used toys may be dropped off at Clyde Police Station, St. Mary's, the post office, Croghan Bank and the Clyde-Green Springs School Board Office.

The distribution schedule is 9-11 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Dec. 1, 8, 1 and 22 at Clyde Backdoor Food Pantry on US 20 in Clyde. Recipients should bnring proof of all household income.

For more information, contact Kay Dick at (419) 547-8014 or kaydick62@yahoo.com, or Dennis Hall at the police station, (419) 547-9555.

Columbian graduate gets award at Univ. of Michigan

Catherine Lilly, a 1971 graduate of Columbian High School, was an inaugural recipient of The Carol Hollenshead Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change from the Center for the Education of Women at University of Michigan.

Lilly, the daughter of Percy and Mary Lilly, is the senior adviser to Tim Slottow, UM's executive vice president and chief financial officer. A program from the award presentation states she "has devoted her career to promoting diversity and inclusion and to developing leadership and organizational effectiveness among university employees."

Lilly has been involved in directing the Business and Finance Leadership Academy, organizing and leading UM Diversity Community Conferences in 2009 and 2010, facilitating the Business and Finance Diversity Committee and helping to launch the Business and Finance-UM Diversity Passport. Her duties now include implementing the Business and Finance Diversity Plan.

Herman inducted

ADA - Alexandria Herman, daughter of Kimberly Herman of Tiffin, has been initiated into Tau Bet Pi at Ohio Northern University. She is a graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School.

Painter involved at AU

ASHLAND - Nicholas Painter of Fostoria is a member of Mathematics Association of America at Ashland University. He is the son of Michael and Pam Painter and is a 2008 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School.

Area students to display art

FINDLAY Owens Community College students are to have the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents as the Findlay-area campus serves as host to its annual fall student art exhibition titled "Our Best Yet" in Library Gallery, Tuesday through Dec. 9.

The college is to host a free community event, "An Evening of the Arts at Owens," Tuesday. Owens student artists are to share insight about their artistic expressions during a reception, which is to be 5-7 p.m. in the library.

Students whose work is to be displayed are Tandy Fletcher, Carey; Robert Pryor, Abigail Beeson, Megan Allsup and Suzanne Armstrong, Fostoria; Chelsea Raitz, Angela West and Julie Kline, Tiffin; Aarin Schalk, New Riegel; and Ryan Straub, Old Fort.

Admission to the Findlay-area gallery is free. Gallery hours 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact the library at (567) 429-3088 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 3088.

Funding helps programs at Terra

FREMONT - As the current fundraising campaign at Terra State Community College nears its final weeks, members of Terra College Foundation Board of Trustees took stock of the donations made to the college during the past several months.

In recent months, the foundation has funded more than $291,700 worth of equipment and scholarships.

Digital media is just one program that benefited from the work of the foundation. Others were:

* Allied health and nursing - $56,740 for equipment, including a simulator.

* Clinical laboratory science technology - $22,581 for microscopes.

* Music $32,975 for Kawai grand piano.

* Fine arts - $37,894 for kilns and a printer.

* Kern Center - $25,000 for hydraulics equipment.

Also, the foundation funded student scholarships in the amount of $25,577 for summer and fall terms.

Owens offering registration help

FINDLAY Owens Community College, in an effort to ensure current and new students are successful in their academic course planning and registration for upcoming spring semester classes, has created Student Success Registration Days, Tuesday through Thursday.

They are intended to assist students through the process of academic planning and course selection for the spring semester, which begins Jan. 9.

Student Success Registration Days are 3:30-7 p.m. Tuesday in Student Health and Activities Center and the College Hall atrium on the Toledo-area campus in Perrysburg Township; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday in Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the atrium on the Findlay-area campus; and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday in Student Health and Activities Center and the College Hall atrium on the Toledo-area campus.

For more information, call (567) 661-7777 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7777.

Fostoria student receives award

FINDLAY Owens Community College student Megan Whitney of Fostoria has been chosen by the board of trustees' student life committee to receive a student excellence award. She was honored with Certificate of Recognition for Exemplary Academic Achievement.

 
 
 

 

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