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Sunday announcements

May 20, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Eighth grade reunion set

A 40-year eighth grade class reunion is planned for those who went to St. Mary's or St. Joseph's schools and finished eighth grade in 1972 (graduating high school in 1976).

The reunion will be Aug. 25. Those interested in attending should contact Chris (Gaietto) Lemmon at or call (513) 967-4765 to get on the e-mail list.

Library to replace cards

SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library is replacing lost library cards at no fee to patrons through June 11. As of May 25, patrons are to be required to have their library card with them at checkout. Due to changes to the library computer system, the library no longer is to be able to look up a patron's name in the system. If patrons have something to place on a hold, it needs to be placed before the May 25. After that date, there is to be a shut down of the system card catalog. The card catalog is to be down until June 11. Patrons still are to be able to check out materials throughout the transition.

Digital book program to be offered

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library offers more than 20,000 digital books and downloadable audiobooks through the CLEVNET eMedia website. To learn about these resources, people can attend a demonstration-style program at 10 a.m. Monday in the meeting room. The presentation is to review searching for ebooks and audiobooks, downloading titles and transferring titles to portable devices, such as the Kindle, Sony eReader, Barnes and Noble Nook and the Apple Ipod. For more information, call (419) 483-4769.

Learn about Facebook

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to host an "Introduction to Facebook" program at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting room. The presentation is to be an overview of how to set up a Facebook account, how to find friends and how to post photos. Laptops are to be set up so attendees may register with Facebook during the class.

Library receives grant

SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library has received a $3,000 grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Dollar General Literacy Foundation Summer Reading Grants provide funding to local non-profit organizations and libraries to help with the implementation or expansion of summer reading programs.

YMCA to host swimming program

Tiffin Community YMCA is to conduct the SPLASH Swimming and Safety program 5:30-6 p.m. May 29-31. The class is for children who are not swimmers and are 6 years old and older. Pre-registration is required at YMCA to participate. For more information, call (419) 447-8711.

Optima to offer summer camps

Optima Rehabilitation is offering several summer camps. Basic concepts summer camp, social skills summer camp, writing skills summer camp, speech summer camp, preschool skills camp and vocabulary summer camp are being offered this year. For more information, call (419) 455-8600.

Board changes meeting time

FOSTORIA - The regular meeting of Fostoria City Schools Board of Education scheduled for Monday is to begin at 5:15 p.m., rather than 6 p.m., at Holmes Administration Building, 500 Parkway Drive, Fostoria.

Computer classes being offered

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center has partnered with Connect Ohio to offer the statewide Every Citizen Online free basic computer and Internet training program. Through the collaborative effort, adults in Seneca and Wyandot counties are learning job and communication skills.

Participants completing the program are eligible to receive special high-speed Internet service and computer retail savings, including an offer from Frontier Communications for a new netbook computer, which is eligible to new customers and those within the Frontier service area.

To register for classes, call (419) 447-2927. Classes are offered at NCOESC, 928 W. Market St., Tiffin, and Upper Sandusky Community Library, 301 N. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky.

Students place in top spots on tests

FOSTORIA - The 2012 Report of National Language Exams was been released, and 18 students from St. Wendelin Catholic School scored in the top 10 percent nationally. Sixteen students scored in the top 10 percent nationally on the national Spanish exam, and two students scored in the top 10 percent nationally on the national French exam.

Students awarded scholarships

BLOOMVILLE - Bloomville Lions Club awarded Jim Newlove and Evelyn and Jerry Lutz Memorial Scholarships. Sarah Alt is graduating from Buckeye Central High School and is the daughter of Ed and Amy Alt. Candace Lease is graduating from Mohawk High School and is the daughter of Ray and Sandie Lease. Chase Hushour is graduating from Buckeye Central and is the son of David and Tammy Hushour. Alyssa Kapelka is graduating from Calvert High School and is the daughter of Patrick and Jennifer Kapelka. Bradley McConnell is graduating from Seneca East High School and is the son of David and Cindy McConnell.

Volunteers recognized

MACEDONIA - Girl Scouts of North East Ohio and its board of directors celebrated the contributions and achievements of volunteers. Melissa Jameson of Tiffin received an appreciation pin, Jenny Hamons of Attica received an honor pin and Shane McClenathan of Green Springs received a "thanks" badge.

NR student receives scholarship

FINDLAY - Findlay Division of Whirlpool Corp. offered a scholarship competition. Ben Clouse, son of Doug and Loisanne Clouse and a student at New Riegel High School, was one of the recipients.

Business classes being offered

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 June schedule is:

9:30-11:30 a.m. June 6 Ottawa County Improvement Corp. conference room, 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

9:30-11:30 a.m. June 13 Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce conference room, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.

9:30-11:30 a.m. June 20 Erie County Chamber of Commerce conference room, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.

4:30-6:30 p.m. June 27 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

King receives scholarship

DEFIANCE Dominic King of Bettsville was awarded Dean's Scholarship at Defiance College. He is the son of Eric and LeighAnne King and is a student at Bettsville High School.

Hisrich joins board

Robert Hisrich, Garvin professor of global entrepreneurship and director of Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship at Thunderbird School of Global Management, was elected to Tiffin University's board of trustees at its May meeting.

Hisrich is a global entrepreneur who has been involved in the founding of more than a dozen companies, including H&B Associates, a marketing and management consulting firm. He has authored or co-authored 26 books and has written more than 350 articles on entrepreneurship, international business management and venture


Owens presents scholarships

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP - Erin Sehlhorst of Tiffin, a Columbian High School graduate, Brennan Baeder of Fostoria, a Fostoria High School graduate, and Makenzie Watkins of Fostoria, a Hopewell-Loudon High School graduate, received Trustees' Academic Excellence Scholarships at Owens Community College.

Lindsay honored

Kristen Lindsay, assistant dean of student affairs for student success at Heidelberg University, received DeCrane Supervisor of the Year Award at the 2012 higher education and student affairs banquet at Bowling Green State University.

Wasserman gives presentation

Leslie Haley Wasserman, assistant professor of education at Heidelberg University, attended and presented at the Ohio Early Care and Education Conference in Columbus. Her session was titled "I is for Inclusion and Intervention: Meeting the Needs of Preschoolers."

O'Reilly serves as chairman

Marc O'Reilly, associate professor of political science at Heidelberg University, served as chairman and discussant on a panel titled "Conflict, Diplomacy and Democratization" at Walsh University's annual political science undergraduate research conference. Heidelberg students Paige Pierce, Naomi Villaca, Max Danko, Cory Martinson, Andrew Long-Higgins, Emily Jones, Nathan Boggs and Nick Comer also presented a paper and/or a poster at the conference.

Professor in Civil War show

David Bush, professor of anthropology at Heidelberg University, participated in the 35th annual Ohio Civil War Show at Mansfield with an exhibit titled "Hard Rubber-Hard Times." The exhibit was awarded the most educational exhibit. Students Felicia Konrad and Brandi Oswald also attended, and student Jaime Graham assisted.

Grunden performs

NORTH CANTON - Walsh University's Chamber Singers performed at Ohio's National Day of Prayer on the Statehouse steps in Coumbus. Kelsie Grunden of Fostoria performed at the event.

Snyder receives award

DAYTON - Cory Snyder of Carey was selected by Wright State University College of Engineering & Computer Science as its top scholar for 2012.

Employees honored

FREMONT - Terra State Community College honored a number of its employees during the annual employee recognition luncheon. Sharla Shine of Fostoria was honored for 15 years, Pam Aldrich of Clyde was honored for 20 years and Brian Horn of Tiffin was honored for 25 years.

Students tour with choir

Local students who are touring with Heidelberg University's Concert Choir are Cy Boehler, Brianne Cook, Brittany Cook, John Huenemann, Hannah Mathias, Tia Mistic and Jacob Smith, Tiffin; Haley Farrar and Haylie Robinson, Clyde; Brittany Phillips, Attica; and Lucas Walter, Fostoria.

Hoppe takes a trip

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP - Jordan Hoppe of Green Springs is participating in Owens Community College's first Peru study and service abroad.

Marietta grad

MARIETTA - Angela Hackenburg of Clyde received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Marietta College.

Maurices names Tiffin manager

Maurices, a leading national specialty store has named Sheila Floro as Store Manager. Floro is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the store, including sales performance, visual presentation, and personnel recruitment and training.

Maurices operates over 800 stores in 44 states. maurices stands for fashion, quality, value and customer service.

For store information, visit

New Riegel agency receives award

Auto-Owners Insurance announced Financial Design Property & Casualty of New Riegel has been named one of the top 10 growth agencies for the company in Ohio for 2011. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Lima and at a reception with all regional associates, where they and other recipients were presented with a plaque. Financial Design Property & Casualty has represented Auto-Owners since 1985.

"Their growth and support only help to make the entire community stronger and more secure," said Rod Rupp, executive vice president of Auto-Owners. "We are grateful they choose to do business with us."

Auto-Owners Insurance was founded in 1916 and has served Ohio since 1936. Auto- Owners is headquartered in Lansing, Mich. and serves policyholders in 26 states.



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