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Sunday announcements

March 24, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Lunch and garden program planned

Fremont Area Women's Connection is to host "Bring Your Green Thumbs and Get Ready for Spring" luncheon at 11 a.m. April 10 at Anjulina's Catering, 2270 Hayes Ave., Fremont.

The cost is $12, and complimentary nursery is available by reservation.

Jim Falls is to speak about the Master Gardener Program.

Our speaker will be Theresa Herr, Sylvania, telling us how she "Shares Victory Over Rejection."

For more information or to register, call Donna at (419) 680-2251 or email Betty at

Software author offers workshop

FREMONT The Hayes Presidential Center is to welcome RootsMagic software author Bruce Buzbee for a RootsMagic Workshop 1-4 p.m. April 15. Buzbee is to provide an overview of RootsMagic5 and share tips and tricks for creating a family tree.

The Hayes Reserach Library is to be open noon-1 p.m. prior to the workshop. Buzbee is to speak 1-2:15 p.m., covering techniques for entering information, notes and navigation.

For more information or to register, call (419) 332-2081, ext. 231 or email rb

Those who become a member of the Hayes Presidential Center at the $100 or more level are to receive autographed copies of the RootsMagic5 book and CD.

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont.

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Give your family photos new life

FREMONT Are your old family photographs unidentified or beginning to deteriorate? The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is ready to offer guidance and expert advice on determining when a photograph was taken and rescuing images before they disappear with the Care & Identification of Family Photographs class.

Led by Gilbert Gonzalez, the center's head of Photographic Resources, the class is 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Hayes Museum. Cost is $10/adults and $5/students through high school. To ensure that enough handouts are available for everyone attending, pre-registration is requested. Call 419-332-2081, ext. 231 or email Becky Hill at The class is sponsored by RootsMagic Inc.

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont.

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Library to have garage sale

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a garage sale in conjunction with Friends of the Library's annual book sale. The garage sale is to be 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the library's garage on the east side of the building. The sale is to feature furniture, office equipment, presentation materials, knick-knacks and more.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751, find the library on Facebook or visit

Children to get messy

Junior Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host "Start Your Art" 1-2 p.m. April 3 in Frost Kalnow Room. The program is for children in grades 2-6. Participants are to learn about oil pastels, create their own masterpiece and then matte it. Children are asked to dress in clothes that can get messy. Parents' attendance is required. For more information or to register, stop by Junior Library, call (419) 447-3751 or e-mail

Free computer classes offered

GREEN SPRINGS - The Green Springs branch of Birchard Public Library is offering free basic computer classes during April. Space is available for Citizens Online, a series of four classes to be offered 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, April 2, 4, 9 and 11. Students are asked to attend all classes in the series, and certificates are presented to those who complete the training. For more information or to register, call (419) 334-7101, ext. 216.

Calling skating Scouts

SANDUSKY - Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and their families in Ottawa, Erie, Huron, Sandusky and Seneca counties can attend Scout Skate 5-7 p.m. April 2 at Skateworld/Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Road, Sandusky. Reservations are due by Monday by calling or texting (419) 463-0433 or emailing The cost is $5 per person and includes admission, skates, pizza, and beverage. People must RSVP to guarantee patches for Scouts. New member registrations are to be accepted.

H-L to interview candidates

BASCOM - Hopewell-Loudon Local School District's board of education is to have special meetings at 8 a.m. April 6, 5:30 p.m. April 10 and April 12, and 6 p.m. April 23 and April 25. They are to be for superintendent interviews, and no action is to be taken.

Board changes meeting

FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools Board of Education has rescheduled the April work session from April 9 to 6 p.m. April 10 at Holmes Administration Building, 500 Parkway Drive, Fostoria. Board action is to be taken.

NCOESC to host drug panel

Community Action for Reducing Substance Use Coalition is to have a panel discussion about drug trends in the community at 6 p.m. Wednesday at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 W. Market St., Tiffin. The panel is to include law enforcement officers, treatment providers, a local judge, parents, a prosecutor, and a Tiffin University representative. The event is free. There are to be tables with free resources, light refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call (419) 448-9440.

Lakota seeking kindergarteners

KANSAS - Residents of Lakota Local School District whose children will be 5 years old by Aug. 1 can register them for kindergarten. Registration is to be March 29-30 at Risingsun First Church of God, 7968 US 23. To schedule an appointment, call (419) 986-6640.

OF accepting applications

OLD FORT - Old Fort Local School District is accepting inter-district open enrollment applications for the 2012-13 school year. Applications are available in the elementary and high school offices and at The district offers grades K-12 education and all-day, everyday kindergarten. Applications are to be accepted for students in all districts statewide. For more information, call the elementary office at (419) 992-1024 or the high school office at (419) 992-4291.

Artwork being accepted

BOWLING GREEN The 2012 Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students who live in Fifth Congressional District, according to a release from the office of U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green.

Artwork must be submitted by April 11. Applicants can drop off their application and artwork to one of the district offices located at 1045 N. Main St., Suite 6, Bowling Green; 101 Clinton St., Suite 1200, Defiance; and 11 E. Main St., Norwalk. District staff also is available to obtain artwork from students. To arrange a pick up time, people can contact the Defiance office at (419) 782-1996.

Winners is to be announced April 28 at Owens Community College's Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Walter E. Terhune Gallery. The selected artwork is to be displayed in the Capitol from June 2012 to June 2013.

For guideline information, visit

PTO to have bingo, raffle

OLD FORT - Old Fort Elementary School's parent-teacher organization is to host bakery bingo and a basket raffle April 22 in the high school commons. Bingo is 6-8 p.m., and food is served 5:30-7:30 p.m. There also is to be a 50/50 drawing.

McGraw-Hill offering awards

NEW YORK McGraw-Hill Education is offering Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Innovative Educator Awards to recognize and reward teachers who are finding innovative ways to reach students. To enter, teachers are to submit a video at, which should be used to demonstrate an innovative lesson, experiment or other project from their classroom. A short essay and lesson plan should accompany the video.

For more information, visit

Educators win awards

Patty Smith, a member of Tiffin Education Association, and Robbyne Sturgill, a member of Seneca East Education Association, received Northwestern Ohio Education Association's Local Service Award. Smith is an intervention specialist for Tiffin City Schools, and Sturgill is a second-grade teacher at Seneca East Local School District.

Students inducted into honor society

Twenty-four students were inducted into Sentinel Career and Technology Center's chapter of National Technical Honor Society March 12. New members are Nathan Somers, Computer Communications Network Technician, Calvert High School; Josselyn Cook, medical technology, Zoe' Dolch, cosmetology, Tyler Dulgar, precision machining, Brittany Flint, cosmetology, Austin Rodriguez, automotive technology, Danielle Snyder, medical technology, Ryan Starner, agriculture science and technology, Tori Stephens, careers in education, Stephen Swander, building construction trades, Kyle Thom, agriculture science and technology, and Logan Tracy, building construction trades, Columbian High School; Kendra Bechtel, medical technology, Fostoria High School; Deana Halcomb, cosmetology, Austin Harrison, electrical trades, and Tyler Tyree, public safety, Hopewell-Loudon High School; Jacob Lucius, precision machining, and Trisha Smith, careers in education, New Riegel High School; Virginia Becker, cosmetology, Travis Gyuras, welding and fabrication technology, and Sprite Severs, welding and fabrication technology, Old Fort High School; Melanie Scherger, medical technology, St. Wendelin High School; and Jacob Cook, building construction trades, and Ryan Hahler, automotive technology, Seneca East High School. National Technical Honor Society honorary membership was awarded to Beverly Willman.

H-L football players honored

BASCOM - Hopewell-Loudon High School senior football players were honored during the 50th annual scholar athlete banquet of the Toledo chapter of National Football Foundation. There were 30 scholar-athlete honorees from northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

Coach Jeremy Nutter, along with 13 other coaches, was honored. Austin Kuhn was first team MAL, first team northwest Ohio, honorable mention All-Ohio and team coaches' award winner. Logan Sendelbach was first team MAL, first team northwest Ohio, third team All-Ohio and the team's most valuable player. Eric Depinet was first team MAL, first team northwest Ohio, second team All-Ohio, Midland Athletic League's defensive player of the year and the team's defensive player of the year.

Farmer donates winnings to FFA

CAREY Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local non-profit organizations. Kevin Summit of Carey was the winning farmer in Seneca County. He directed the donation to Carey High School's FFA chapter. The money is to be used to purchase several computers and to redo the display boards honoring American and state FFA degree recipients.

Center to offer business classes

FREMONT - Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State 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 April schedule is:

9:30-11:30 a.m. April 4 Ottawa County Improvement Corp. conference room, 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

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

9:30-11:30 a.m. April 18 Erie County Chamber of Commerce conference room, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.

4:30-6:30 p.m. April 25 Terra State 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 email at

Author to speak

FINDLAY University of Findlay's college of education is to host an event featuring speaker, educator and author Stacey Bess at 7 p.m. Thursday in Alumni Memorial Union's multipurpose room. The event is free.

Bess is to speak about the importance of service, mentorship, leadership and overcoming adversity. Following the presentation, she is to sign copies of her memoir "Nobody Don't Love Nobody." For more information, call (419) 434-4062.

Author heads to UF

FINDLAY University of Findlay's English department is to host literary fiction writer Eric Goodman 8-9 p.m. Thursday in room 254 of Winebrenner Theological Seminary. Goodman is to do a reading and signing of his new book, "Twelfth and Race."

Students on track and field teams

ASHLAND - Several local residents are members of the men's outdoor track and field team at Ashland University. Brandon Mesnard of Bascom is the son of Shawn and Judy Mesnard. He is a 2011 graduate of Columbian High School. Nick Painter of Fostoria is the son of Michael and Pam Painter. He is a 2008 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School.

Morgan Myers of Upper Sandusky is a member of the women's outdoor track and field team at AU. She is the daughter of Donald and Laurel Myers and is a 2010 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School.

Students receive scholarships

FINDLAY Several local students were awarded scholarships at University of Findlay.

Breanna Hanna was awarded William and Lucye Hoopes Scholarship. Hanna, a 2011 graduate of New Riegel High School, is the daughter of Debra and Jerry Hanna of Alvada.

Lindsey Potter was awarded Margaret and Paul Palmer Family Scholarship. Potter, a 2011 graduate of Mohawk High School, is the daughter of Laura and Lun Potter of Sycamore.

Loretta Kelbley was awarded O. J. and Georgia Huffman Scholarship and Harry M. and Mary Snyder Kirk Vocal Music Scholarship. Kelbley, a 2010 graduate of New Riegel High School, is the daughter of Nancy Kelbley of Carey and Jeff Kelbley of Fostoria.

Mariah Hohman was awarded Class of 1959 Scholarship. Hohman, a 2009 graduate of New Riegel High School, is the daughter of Valerie and John Hohman of Tiffin.

LaShanna Tucker was awarded Philip B. and Peggy Crosby Scholarship. Tucker, a 2007 graduate of Columbian High School, is the daughter of Louvenia Tucker of Tiffin and the late Willie Tucker.

New Washington native competes

ADA - Ohio Northern University's Baja Society of Automotive Engineers team finished first overall at the 2012 Winter Baja competition Feb. 18 in Michigan. David Cramer of New Washington competed as a member of the team.

Agents of the Year

Coldwell Banker Tri-Pro Realty has presented Teresa Lonsway and Sara Wingart with Agents of the Year awards for 2011.

Winggart has been licensed since 1978, and works in real estate in many capacities. This award was given based on "Most Transactions for 2011."

Lonsway has been licensed since 2005 and has received awards previously. This award was given based on "Sales Volume for 2011."

Salon plans anniversary party

The staff at LA Hair Design, a full-service salon and spa, 222 Smith St. in Green Springs, plans to celebrate their two-year anniversary April 2-7.

Throughout the week, the salon is to offer snacks, refreshments, daily specials and door prizes, and visitors can ask about complimentary services. Services and products are 10 percent off all week. Visitors may enter to win a spa-day door prize.

For more information, call (419) 639-2010.

Stein Hospice seeking volunteers

Visiting with patients and families is just one of the volunteer opportunities at Stein Hospice.

Patient care volunteers must first complete a six-week (3 hours each week) course called LifeCourse but anyone is welcome to attend the free course. Topics include concepts of death and dying, pain management, family dynamics, spirituality and bereavement.

For more information or to register call the Stein Hospice volunteer department, (800) 625-5269 or e-mail

The upcoming LifeCourse schedule is:

9 a.m.-noon Mondays, April 9-May 14 at Elmwood Assisted Living at the Shawhan, 54 S.Washington St., Tiffin.

6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, April 11-May 16 at Firelands Regional Medical Center, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky

9 a.m.-noon Thursdays, April 12-May 17 at Ohio Veterans Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky.



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