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May 29, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Cooling program starts June 1

The 2012 Summer Cooling Program operated by WSOS is to begin June 1 and last until Aug. 31, or until funds are exhausted. Appointments are being accepted now. Those with a disconnect are eligible, regardless if they have a medical condition or are 60 or older.

The program, which operated for two months the last several years, has expanded this year to include June. The benefit amount per household also has increased to $250, up $75 from previous years.

Income-eligible households in Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca counties can seek assistance to pay their electric bills. This assistance is provided once per cooling season. In addition to the income eligibility, households are eligible if there's a member who has an illness that would benefit from assistance, verified by physician documentation, or where there's a member who is 60 or older. These households may be eligible for an air conditioner if the household has not received one in the past three years or for electric bill payment.

To apply for assistance, applicants must have:

Proof of income, for all residents 18 or older, for either three or 12 months.

A copy of the most recent utility bill.

Social Security numbers and birth dates for all residents in the home.

Medical documentation as specified above.

For more information, contact WSOS Emergency Services at (888) 441-4327.

Wyandot 4-H camp begins July 5

The 2012 Wyandot County 4-H Camp, "Holiday Hoopla," is to run July 5 through July 9 at Kelleys Island. The cost is $175 for 4-H members and $195 for non 4-H members. This includes ferry fee to and from Kelleys Island, five days of activities, meals, four nights lodging and a 2012 camp T-shirt. Camp is open to anyone between 8 years old and in third grade through 14 years old and in eighth grade. Register by June 8 to avoid a late fee.

Activities planned include square dancing, making a table top corn hole game or marble maze or garden stone, whittling, rockets away, flag football and team building.

A meet and greet with counselors and staff is 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at Wyandot County Fairgrounds dining hall. People can register at the event.

For information, call the Wyandot County office at (419) 294-4931.

Reineke donates 200,000 pounds of food to food bank

In April, Reineke Family Dealerships teamed up with West Ohio Food Bank to bring in large quantities of food throughout the month of April.

With the purchase of any vehicle, Reineke Family Dealerships donated 400 pounds of food to the food bank. At the end of April, the dealerships totaled 200,000 pounds of food to be donated.

On top of the food donation, West Ohio Food Bank and Great Scot Community Markets conducted a drawing for a 90-second shopping spree for our customers who purchased a vehicle. The winner was Gary Lathrop of Findlay. He walked away with a F-250 truck from Reineke Family Dealerships and a cart full of groceries.

West Ohio Food Bank provides food and supplies to more than 170 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters throughout 11 counties in Western Ohio. Counties include: Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Seneca, Shelby, Van Wert and Wyandot. Demand for hunger relief services has increased by more than 40 percent.

NAMI announces top walkers

NAMI has announced the results of its seventh annual walk held at Conner Park, south of Fremont, in late April. The event raised more than $26,000 to fund NAMI's education, support, and advocacy programs on behalf of individuals and families living with mental illness in Sandusky, Seneca, and Wyandot Counties.

Top teams were Team Van Der Laar (Captain John Van Der Laar), earning $5,294, first; Sisters of Mercy & Friends (Captains Sister Rose Olivieri and Sister Dorothy Dalton), earning $2,551, second; High Hopes (Captains Kate Naderer and Joanne Smith), earning $2,018, third; NAMI Connections (Captains Aimee Lewis, Eva Smith and Larry Young), earning $1,764, fourth; Green Springs Elementary School (Captain Randy Stockmaster), earning $1,709, fifth.

Green Springs Elementary was the first place youth team and received the Spirit Award.

Top walkers were John Van Der Laar, earning $3,155, first; Melanie A. White, earning $1,045, second; Eva Smith, earning $738, third; Phyllis Putnam, earning $680, fourth; Joanne and Louis Smith, earning $632, fifth.

Honorable mention walkers raising $200 or more were Paul and Kate Naderer, Steve and Marilyn Miller, Dee Frankart, Gina Florio, Sister Rose Olivieri, Sister Dorothy Dalton, Pamela A. Ostheimer, Mark Roach, Amy Hoffman, Mary Jo Wagner, Lois Waggoner, Larry Young, Jeanine Van Der Laar, Lavonne Babione, Joyce Bower and Tom Younker, Deb Renner, Andrea Lehmann, Sister Kathleen Noonan, Jim and Arlene Fleming, David M. Culp, Julie Wagner, Kathy and Tom Stierwalt and Josie Setzler.

Walkers, volunteers, and sponsors are to be recognized at the Walk Awards and Appreciation Program at the NAMI annual meeting at 6 p.m. July 9 at Meadowbrook Park, Bascom.

Lab hours to change

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's Teen Department is to change the hours of "Teen Tech Time" starting June 4.

All students in grades six to 12 can participate in the teens-only program 5-7 p.m. Mondays in Kernan Computer Lab. The computers are open to teens who want to play games, download music, watch videos and more.

For more information, visit the library's Facebook page or website at or call (419) 447-3751.

Prepare to build

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the monthly "Lego Saturday" program 1-3 p.m. June 9 in Frost Kalnow Room.

The program is for all ages. The library is to provide Duplo blocks for children ages 2-4 and LEGOs for ages 4 and older. Parents of young children are asked to attend. Each month is to have a design theme, and June's theme is "dreams."

For more information, stop by Junior Library, call (419) 447-3751 or email

'Babies & Books' to be offered

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to "Babies & Books" in June. There are to be two 30-minute classes, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., June 5 in Frost Kalnow Room.

"Babies & Books" features stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays. Parents or caregivers and babies, age birth to 24 months old, can sign up for one session of language enrichment activities.

Call (419) 447-3751 to register, starting Tuesday, for the free program for babies and adults.

Junior Department offers new series

Junior Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the new series "Let's Move!" 2-3 p.m. Friday and 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 12 in Frost Kalnow Room.

For children ages birth through kindergarten, participants are to play and listen to music, do finger plays, listen to new stories and play with friends. The program encourages movement and early literacy for the young and restless.

Parents are asked to stay for the program. For more information, stop by Junior Library, call (419) 447-3751 or email

Volunteers needed

Junior Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is in need of volunteers to help with the summer reading program, "Dream Big Read!"

Volunteers, going into the seventh through 12th grades, are to be asked to work about two hours once a week Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Participants are to help register children in the summer reading program, which is to be located in Junior Library.

People can stop by Junior Library to pick up a volunteer application and speak with one of the librarians.

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

Reading program to start

Teen Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is starting its summer reading program, "We Own the Night," Friday. Registration begins Friday at the Junior Library desk.

The "Teen Summer Reading Kick-Off Party" is to start the summer of programs 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday. Participants are to learn about the program, see all of the prizes, play reading jeopardy and eat ice cream.

For more information, check out the library on Facebook, visit or visit the information desk.

Magic show to be offered

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to have a kick-off event for Junior Library's summer reading program, "Dream Big READ!"

The "Dream Big Magic Show" is to be 4 p.m. June 14 in Adult Reading Room. The program is open to all ages.

For a complete list of other events planned for the summer reading program, call (419) 447-3751, visit or stop by Junior Library.

Junior reading program starts

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is offering the first event in Junior Library's summer reading program, "Dream Big READ!"

"Craft Tuesday" is to be featured 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every Tuesday during the eight-week program in Junior Library. It is to be offered Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 and July 3, 10, 17 and 24. Children are to be able to stop by and make a "Dream Big" craft or take it home. The program is open to all ages.

For a complete list of other events planned for the summer reading program, call (419) 447-3751, visit or stop by Junior Library.

Students can play games at the library

Teen Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library continues its summer reading program, "We Own the Night," with a program 4:30-6 p.m. June 5.

The event, "Wii Own the Night Gaming Challenge," is to be in Junior Home Room. Participants can stop by anytime during the hour to play Wii, compete in Guitar Hero challenges, play games such as balloon ping-pong and avocado bowling, and play board games such as Yahtzee, Twister, Sorry and Pictionary.

The program is open to students entering sixth grade through grade 12 and is free. Refreshments are to be provided.

For more information, check out the library on Facebook, visit or visit the information desk.

'Ghostbusters' to be shown

Teen Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library continues its summer reading program, "We Own the Night," with a program 1-3 p.m. June 8.

The event, "Weekend Kick-Off Movie," is to be in Frost Kalnow Room. The movie "Ghostbusters" is to be featured on the library's big screen. The film runs 105 minutes and is rated PG. Refreshments are to be provided.

The program is open to students entering sixth grade through grade 12 and is free.

For more information, check out the library on Facebook, visit or visit the information desk.

Library service to be interrupted

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to have an update to the automation software that may interrupt patron service. The update process has started and it to last until the second week of June. The update is to improve the system that holds patron information, checks books in and out, places reserves and searches the library catalog, according to a release.

All patrons should take their library cards to check out materials or to use the computers. The library is unable to check for patrons' personal identification numbers. The library is unable to add new items to the collection during this time.

Starting Wednesday, the library catalog is not to be available for patrons or staff. The library is to be unable to renew library items, and patrons are to be unable to request items through Serving Every Ohioan or through interlibrary loan and are to be unable to access online accounts.

The library system is to be incapacitated June 4, 5 and 6. At that time, patrons are to be able to only check out and are to be unable to return any items. Due dates already have been extended a week during this time; no items are to be due June 4-8. June 4, patrons are to be unable to access their saved lists on their online accounts. They are encouraged to print or e-mail their list so they do not lose their information.

There may be additional service interruptions during the first week of June. All library services are to be reinstated no later than the second week of June.

More information about the upgrade can be found at the library and online at For more information, call (419) 447-3751.

Toddler Time to start

BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to have Toddler Time programs for the summer. They are to begin 6:30 p.m. June 6 and are for children ages 1-3. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The programs include short stories, finger plays, songs and playtime. The programs are "Midnight & Moonlight," June 6; "Shhh, Close Your Eyes," June 13; "Dream Sweet Dreams," June 20; and "What About that Monster in the Closet?" June 27.

Bliss to 'Own the Night'

BLOOMVILLE - New this summer at Bliss Memorial Public Library is a tweens/teen program for those in grades 5-12. The theme for the program is "Own the Night," and tweens and teens are to meet every at 2 p.m. every Tuesday in June for different activities, such as board and card games, bead crafts, other crafts, minute-to-win-it contests, mystery challenges and more. The students are to be required to read at least one hour a week from a book, magazine or comic book, and those who do are to win a weekly prize with additional prizes for those who finish the June program.

Dream big

BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to have programs for children in grades K-4. The summer's reading theme is "Dream Big Read!" Children can sign up and receive their reading record forms. They can read for one hour a week and receive a prize. Optional Monday evening programs are at 6:30 p.m.

Programs include "Wishin' Traditions/ Father's Day Craft," June 4; "Dreamcatcher," June 11; "Space Exploration," June 18; "Wonders in the Night Sky," June 25; and "Armstrong Space Museum" at 2 p.m. June 26 at Bloomville Park. Registration for the museum program is required by June 18.

Preschoolers to have storytime

BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to begin storytime for preschoolers at 6:30 p.m. June 5 and 11:15 a.m. June 6. Both programs are to be the same. The programs are for children ages 3-5 and include stories, flannelboards, songs and a craft. The programs are "Wish Upon a Star," June 5-6; "Nights Lights & Kisses Goodnight," June 12-13; "Night Owls," June 19-20; and "Pajama Party," June 26-27.

Adults have reading program

BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library's adult summer reading theme is "Look Whooo's Reading" and is to run through the month of June. Registration begins Tuesday when reading tickets are to be available. Participants must fill out one reading ticket for every book and book on CD or every three magazines they read. The first drawing is to be June 11, and the grand prize is to be given away July 2.

Book sale upcoming

BLOOMVILLE - The annual Friends of the Library book sale is to Friday through June 9 at Bliss Memorial Public Library. It includes fiction, non-fiction, children and young adult books as well as videos and CDs. Some items may have a price, but donations are to be accepted for the rest of the items.

Computer classes being offered

BELLEVUE Bellevue Public Library is offering free basic computer classes. The library received a federal grant to participate in Connect Ohio as a participant of Every Citizen Online.

Monthly Connect Ohio classes are to consist of a series of three sessions. Each series of instruction includes an introduction to computers, an introduction to the Internet and basic use of the Internet, including email.

After completing six hours of training, students are to receive a certificate of completion. Certificate holders are eligible for certain discounts on broadband Internet access.

The next series of classes is to be 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Friday and June 4. Call the adult services desk at (419) 483-4769 to register or for more information.

H-L, NR grads receive award

ADRIAN, Mich - Eric Depinet, the son of Dave and Linda Depinet of Tiffin and a 2012 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, and Shelby Hemminger, the daughter of James and Laurie Hemminger of New Riegel and a 2012 graduate of New Riegel High School, received Frank & Shirley Dick Scholarship Award through Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship


FFA chapter recipient of funds

SYCAMORE - Mark Ekleberry and Brent Frobose, sales agents with Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, have donated $400 to Mohawk High School's FFA chapter. Sycamore Seed Service was awarded the contribution money by Pioneer for its dedication to customer-focused activities throughout the year.

Coldiron receives scholarship

INDIANAPOLIS - The national FFA organization awarded an Anderson Foundation Scholarship to Erika Coldiron of the Mohawk High School FFA chapter.

SE changes meetings

ATTICA - The regular meeting of Seneca East Board of Education has been moved from June 18 to 7 a.m. June 16 in the board office. The records committee is to meet at 6:45 a.m. before the board meeting. A board work session is to follow the regular board meeting.

The regular board meeting in July is to be July 16 but the starting time is to be 6 p.m. Gail Rogier is scheduled to be rehired as a part-time reading recovery teacher, and Cathy Say is scheduled to be rehired as a full-time reading recovery/reading intervention teacher at that meeting.

Camps offered

Lane of Dreams Farm, home of Tiffin University Equestrian Team, is offering eight two-day horse camps 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. over the course of four weeks. The camp is designed for children 8 and older who desire to learn more about horses, fun and adventure.

Camp sessions begin June 11 and run through July 18. Campers can sign up for as many sessions as they like. The cost is $150 for the first session and $125 for each additional session. To sign up, call Lane of Dreams Farm LLC at (419) 448-7433.

Senior builds bookcase

Dakota Hausman, a senior from North Central Academy, has completed his senior project. He, along with the help of Tim Chaney, North Central Ohio Educational Service Center's director of buildings and grounds; his grandfather, Paul Rudolf of Rudy Signs, Sandusky; John Moyer, a fellow NCA student; and Sindy Fritz, NCA's secretary, built a bookcase for the front lobby of NCA. Combined, the crew put in about 75 hours of work to complete the project. The display case stands about 8 feet tall, 3 feet wide and 2 feet deep, and each of the shelves is lit.

Sentinel students honored

Four Sentinel Career and Technology Center students received The Director's Award, the highest honor a student can earn at Sentinel. Director Elissa Heal presented the award to Tyler Tyree, a public safety services program student and Hopewell-Loudon High School graduate; Brittany Flint, a cosmetology program student and Columbian High School graduate; Stephen Swander, a building trades student and Columbian graduate; and Nathan Somers, a computer communications/network technician student and Calvert High School graduate.

Troha addresses class

BELLEVUE - Jim Troha, vice president for institutional advancement and university relations at Heidelberg University, explained the basics of boardsmanship during a Leadership Sandusky County session at The Bellevue Hospital.

ABLE accepting new students

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. Due to funding made available through a grant, the ABLE program also is providing assistance to students to pay for the $40 test fee to take the official GED test.

To enroll in classes provided by Fostoria City Schools' ABLE program, 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 two-day process that is conducted monthly. The last scheduled orientation for the 2012 fiscal year is taking place 9-11 a.m. June 4 and 5. For those students with alternative scheduling needs or those who want additional study time at home, a distance education program that offers online lessons is available.

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

FFA members attend convention

SYCAMORE - The Mohawk High School FFA chapter attended state FFA convention May 2-4. Members who attended were Meghan Chaffee, Erika Coldiron, Emily Daniel, Lindsay Daniel, Kayla Draper, Levi Edgington, Kelsea Fleming, Somer Freeman, Candace Lease, Jordan Long, Kevin Lonsway, Deon Morter, Grant Price, Jarred Shellhouse, Donny Smith, Bri Thiery, Darby Walton and Austin Wise.

Edgington received the chapter's recognition for donating $200 to Children's Hospital. Lease received an award on behalf of the chapter for donating to Ohio FFA Foundation.

Lindsay Daniel placed second in the state for her veterinary medicine proficiency award. Coldiron received an officer award. Lindsay Daniel, Morter, Price, Shellhouse and Walton received state FFA degrees. Chaffee participated in the Ohio FFA band.

School receives grant

CLYDE - Clyde Elementary School is a recipient of an $80,000 blended learning development grant awarded by eTech Ohio. The grants are to provide Clyde Elementary School the opportunity to implement new blended learning programs, preparing teachers and students in the use 21st century teaching and learning tools. Funding was awarded to 12 applicants through a competitive application process open to all Ohio public schools and consortia.

McPherson honors students

CLYDE - Students of the Month for April at McPherson Middle School are sixth-graders Shaylyn Faggionato and Jarred Colvin, seventh-graders Kearstin Houghton and Adam Auxter, and eighth-graders Tyler Leibengood and Brandyce Wott.

Students finish program

Local students graduating from Youth Leadership Sandusky County were Austin Gale and Tristyn Kidd, Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District, Cody Carver, Lakota Local School District, and Megan Cleveland and Jacob Vandergriff, Old Fort Local School District.

Preschool teacher retires

FOSTORIA - Sandy Fiedler of Fostoria retired as a WSOS preschool, home-based teacher after 25 years at the Fostoria center. Fiedler joined WSOS in 1986 as a part-time home-based teacher before becoming full time a year later.

Fostoria resident receives GED

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP - Jessica Graves of Fostoria received a General Educational Development diploma during a celebration at Owens Community College.

Center moves

FREMONT - Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career & Technology Center has moved. The new address is 1306 Cedar St., Fremont. The temporary phone number is (419) 332-2626.

Five students receive grants

FOSTORIA - Medical science scholarships were awarded to Kelly Faeth and Megan McNinch, St. Wendelin High School, Austin Burns and Paige Reinhart-Anez, Hopewell Loudon High School, and Corin Marshall, a recent graduate of University of Dayton.

Faeth is the daughter of Jeff and Betsy Faeth of Fostoria. McNinch is the daughter of Dan and Cynthia McNinch of Fostoria.Burns is the son of David and Brenda Burns of Fostoria. Reinhart-Anez is the daughter of Amy Portentoso and Cas Anez of Fostoria. Marshall is the daughter of Michael and Nina Marshall of Findlay.

Bridges student in pageant

Bridges Community Academy junior Estrella Alvarez has been selected as a finalist in the National America Miss' Ohio chapter pageant. She entered the contest for National America Miss Pageant in May.

Lions Club provides cholarships

BASCOM - Austin Burns and Emily Cramer of Fostoria and Ryan Tran and Leanne Wood of Tiffin, Hopewell-Loudon High School seniors, are the recipients of scholarships from Bascom Lions Club.

Host families needed

Local families are needed to host international exchange students. To learn more, call (800) 736-1760 or visit

College to close

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Owens Community College Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo are to be closed Monday for Memorial Day. There are to be no classes, and the offices are to be closed for business. Classes are to resume and administrative offices are to open again Tuesday.

Backpacks being collected

FINDLAY Owens Community College's Alumni Association again is organizing a gently used backpack drive.

The association's community service endeavor, titled "Backpack to the Future," is accepting gently used or new backpacks and new school supplies from area residents during the summer months. Items collected, as part of the "Backpack to the Future" program, are to be given to low-income elementary school children throughout northwest Ohio.

For more information about the drive or to make a donation, call (567) 661-7876 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7876, or email

Owens to have open house

FINDLAY - Area residents can explore educational programs, services and resources available at Owens Community College's Findlay campus as the academic institution has an open house 3:30-6:30 p.m. June 6.

For more information, call (567) 429-3656 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 3656 or visit

Camp deadline extended

FREMONT - Terra State Community College's music department extended the deadline for JAM CAMP OHIO and is to accept registrations through June 8. Participants can choose from a variety of activities from working in a recording studio to learning how to improvise. For more information, call (419) 559-2233 or (419) 559-2205.

Faculty promoted

FREMONT - Terra State Community College's board of trustees approved promotions for nine faculty members and granted tenure to three others. Local residents promoted from instructor to assistant professor were Amy Anway of Tiffin and Jeffery Hamilton of Green Springs. Holly Penhos of Tiffin was among those granted tenure.

TU names new dean

Tiffin University has named Ron Schumacher as its new vice president for development and public affairs, effective July 1. Schumacher, selected for the position after a nationwide search, is to succeed Michael Grandillo, who was named president of Lakeland College in April.

Schumacher was named vice president for enrollment management of TU in 2010 after serving seven years as vice president for enrollment management at University of Saint Francis in Indiana.

TU bestows awards

Tiffin University honored various students. Melissa Cassidy of Fostoria received Excellence in the Field of Study Award in government and national security. Aaron Mistic of Tiffin received Excellence in the Field of Study Award in homeland security/terrorism.

Noah Fox of McCutchenville received Excellence in the Field of Study Award in management. Megan Borich of Tiffin was awarded Excellence in the Field of Study Award in organizational management. Gabriel McConn, of Tiffin received Excellence in the Field of Study Award in psychology. Tyler Webb, of Tiffin received Excellence in the Field of Study Award in finance.

Prenzlin helps with performance

FINDLAY Samantha Prenzlin, a 2008 graduate of Columbian High School, served as costume assistant and costume run crew in University of Findlay's "Stop Kiss." She is the daughter of Nancy Prenzlin of Tiffin.

Wood performs

FINDLAY Ryan Wood, the son of Roger and Charlene Wood of Tiffin, played "Sicilenne and Allegro" by J.S. Bach on the baritone saxophone during an instrumental recital at University of Findlay. He is a 2010 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School.

Students share music

FINDLAY Rachel Conley, a 2009 graduate of Mohawk High School, performed in a student piano recital at University of Findlay. Conley, the daughter of Linda and Justin Conley of Carey, played "Rondo Alla Turca" by Mozart for the concert.

Nouran Salem, a 2009 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, performed in a student piano recital at University of Findlay. Salem, the daughter of Hala and Mohamed Salem of Findlay, played "Little Prelude" by Schytte for the concert.

Cantley takes a trip

Elizabeth Cantley of Tiffin is part of a delegation of Heidelberg University students and faculty members who are touring Greece and Turkey as part of a study-abroad experience.

OSU students receive funding

COLUMBUS - Several local students were awarded scholarships at Ohio State University.

Greg Reinhart of Tiffin was awarded Glenn Himes Scholarship. He is a 2009 graduate of Mohawk High School and the son of Allen and Suzanne Reinhart.

Audrey Neal of Tiffin was awarded Harold Richard Scholarship. She is a 2009 graduate of Columbian High School and the daughter of Jeff and Francine Neal.

Scott Baldosser of Republic was awarded Ohio Chapter, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Scholarship. He is a 2010 graduate of Seneca East High School and is the son of Gary and Becky Baldosser.

Lease honored

COLUMBUS - Candace Lease of Tiffin and a Mohawk High School graduate received a scholarship at Ohio State University.

AU dean's list

ASHLAND - Several local students are on the Ashland University dean's list. Christina Fox is the daughter of Daniel and Judy Fox of Upper Sandusky and is a 2010 graduate of Riverdale High School. Jessica Heck is the daughter of Michael and Carolyn Heck of Green Springs and is a 2010 graduate of Old Fort High School. Nicole Kimmet of New Riegel is a 2010 graduate of New Riegel High School. Morgan Myers is the daughter of Donald and Laurel Myers of Upper Sandusky and is a 2010 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School. Phillip Toney is the son of William and Sandy Toney of Attica and is a 2009 graduate of Seneca East High School. Amber Weaver of Carey is a 2010 graduate of New Riegel High School.

Loyola grad

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Mary Patricia Hayes of Tiffin received a master's degree in pastoral studies and a master's degree of religion education from Loyola University.

McNeese grad

LAKE CHARLES, La. - Keith Reiter of Fostoria received a master's degree in health and human performance from McNeese State University.

Walsh grads

NORTH CANTON - Local students graduating from Walsh University were Sarah Gerwin of Bradner, doctorate of physical therapy; Emily Perry of Tiffin, bachelor's degree in nursing; Kimberly Swartz of Tiffin, bachelor's degree; and Megan Thompson of Tiffin, bachelor's degree.

Walsh dean's list

NORTH CANTON - Local students on the Walsh University dean's list are Elizabeth Conn, Jeffrey Stover, Emily Tiell, Colleen Traxler and Landon Warnement, Tiffin; and Gemma White, Bloomville.

Bluffton grad

BLUFFTON - Nicole Wood, the daughter of Roger and Charlene Wood of Tiffin, received a bachelor's degree in middle childhood education from Bluffton University. Amanda Cholodewitsch, the daughter of Steve Cholodewitsch and Lori Huffman of Tiffin received a bachelor's degree in fashion and interiors, retail merchandising and design.

Muskingum dean's list

NEW CONCORD - Local students on the Muskingum University dean's list are Abby Miller and Kari Schultz, Bloomville; and Joel Ardner, Tiffin.

B-W grads

BEREA - Local students receiving bachelor's degrees from Baldwin-Wallace College are Matthew Bowen, Attica; and Aaron Hurd and Zachary Szablewski, Tiffin. Courtney Ritzler of Fostoria received a bachelor's degree and master's of business administration degree.

Northwestern Ohio dean's list

LIMA - Austin Frankart of Tiffin is on the dean's list at University of Northwestern Ohio.

Scudder finishes basic training

Navy Seaman Recruit Jennifer R. Scudder, daughter of Deb K. and Doug E. Scudder of Fostoria, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Scudder completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis also was placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations," an exercise which gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.

Scudder is a 2010 graduate of St. Wendelin High School of Fostoria.

Red Cross and UFCW yet to reach agreement

TOLEDO - The American Red Cross and UFCW Local 75 were unable to reach a contract settlement during bargaining sessions May 14 and 17.

The biggest obstacle in these difficult negotiations is health care, Ian Thigpen, communications manager for American Red Cross Western Lake Erie Region, said in a release.

Thigpen said the Red Cross has put forward contract proposals consistent with the health, dental, vision and life insurance benefits package provided locally to our non-union staff, including management.

He said the parties remain committed to working together to find a solution.



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