Lions Club to host Father's Day BBQ
The Attica Lions Club Father's Day BBQ will be held June 17 at the AVR Firehouse in Attica.
The club will be serving 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Chicken or pork chop dinners available for dine in, carry out or drive thru.
Artists invited to enter shows
FINDLAY - The Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St., Findlay, is seeking artists to participate in the Black and White and Shades of Gray show June 15-July 13.
Artists of Northwest Ohio area are eligible, and entries include 2-D and 3-D original artwork finished within the past four years. All entries must be black, white, gray or a combination. Entries must be no larger than 60 inches in any one direction. The finished work must be framed, wired and ready to be hung, and framing/presentation should only include black, white, gray, or silver/pewter.
Entries can be dropped off 7-9 p.m. June 7 or 9 a.m.-noon June 9 at the Findlay Art League Gallery. A show prospectus can be obtained at the FAL Gallery or downloaded from the FAL website at www.findlayartleague.com.
BOWLING GREEN-Bowling Green State University Art Galleries is to host the fifth annual Northwest Ohio Community Art Exhibition. The show is to open with a reception from 7-9 p.m. June 29, and continue through July 22. Professional arts jurors will award more than $1,000 in cash prizes and gift certificates in several categories, including a Young Artist Award (16-18 years of age) of $100 and Best of Show Award of $500.
Entry fees are $15 for artists 16-18 years of age, and $30 for artists 19 years and older. Each entrant is limited to three submissions.
Interested artists can register online through June 15 at www.NowohArtShow.org or by mailing the entry form to: BGSU Galleries, 1000 Fine Arts Center, Bowling Green, OH 43403. Artists may request a hard copy of the registration form by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (419) 372-8525.
TIFFIN - The fifth annual "A Masterpiece in the Making" Art Festival and Show is to take place Sept. 8 on Frost Parkway. This juried, fine art show is accepting applications through Aug. 20. The art show is an extension of the Jazzin' Tiffin music festival, with jazz artists playing throughout the day.
The show entry fee is $50 for non-members, and $30 for TAG members. A $5 application fee will apply to all. Space is limited. For information, contact Jill Groves at (419) 902-7966.
To apply, visit www.tiffinartguild.org and download an entry form, or call the gallery at (419) 443-0478 or at 178 S. Washington St., downtown Tiffin.
Ohio officials host Russian officials
COLUMBUS - Ohio township officials hosted local government officials from Russia May 22 at the offices of the Ohio Township Association in Blacklick. Tim Lynch from Liberty Township participated in the meeting as part of the Ohio delegation.
The meeting was sponsored by the U.S. Library of Congress's Open World Leadership Program. Since its founding by Congress in 1999, the Open World Leadership Program has enabled more than 14,000 current and future Russian and Eurasian leaders to experience American democracy, civil society and community life; work with their American counterparts; stay in American homes; and gain new ideas and inspiration for implementing change back home.
The six Russian visitors were from the Republic of Buryatia, in southern Siberia. Buryatia is in the southeast central part of Russia, near China and Mongolia. They explained Buryatia has a population of about 1 million and its capitol is Ulan-Ude, which has a population of about 400,000. The Russians showed a video which highlighted the cultural practices of the ancient peoples in the area, the mountainous terrain and nearby Lake Baikal, one of the largest, deepest and oldest fresh water lakes in the world.
Representatives from both delegations had agricultural backgrounds, and this led to comparisons of American and Russian agricultural practices. They seemed surprised to hear farms in Ohio are privately owned.
They had many questions about American infrastructure, from energy production to health care.
The Ohioans were surprised to learn government officials in Buryatia have a keen interest in alternative energy and are exploring the use of solar energy to help provide power to their area. At the conclusion of the dialogue, the delegations exchanged small gifts, posed for pictures and bade each other farewell.
The Ohio delegation consisted of Matthew J. DeTemple, executive director of the Ohio Township Association; Tom Willsey, Ross Township trustee (Butler County) and first vice president of the association; Lynch, Liberty Township trustee (Seneca County) and secretary-treasurer; Lynda Bowers, Lafayette Township trustee (Medina County); Belle Everett, Warwick Township trustee (Tuscarawas County); Ron Miller, Holmes Township trustee (Crawford County); Darrell Shafer, Washington Township trustee (Carroll County); and Robert Wakefield, Green Township trustee (Ross County).
The Russian delegation consisted of Oksana Enkhe-Bulatovna Dagdanova, director of the Philippov Buryatia State Agricultural Academy; Yuliya Valeryevna Gypylova, deputy of the Ulan-Ude City Council; Mikhail Pavlovich Tsybikov, administration head, Oybontovskoye Village Administration; Artem Nikolayevich Zaytsev, director of rural development, Buryatia Republic Department of Food and Agriculture; Bazar Tsyrenzhapovich Zhalsanov, a cattle farmer and member of the Kizhiginskiy Provinicial District Council; and Tatyana Alekseyevna Iretskaya, the group facilitator.
Also present were Palmer McNeil from the International Visitors Council of Columbus and Sofia Zinkovskaya, who served as interpreter.
Goodwill golf classic a success
BOWLING GREEN - Stone Ridge Golf Club hosted this year's Summer Golf Classic for Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio May 21. One hundred four players came together in 26 teams for friendly competition to benefit Goodwill and help raise awareness for their vital mission. Goodwill's mission is to assist people with barriers to employment achieve independence; last year serving 1,383 people. The event was sponsored by 13 ABC.
The course came alive under blue skies, bright sun and warm weather at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green. The teams played a four-man scramble. The team from Clear Channel made up from Mark Beier, Nathan Beier, Ed Beczynski and Bill Kline won the event by shooting the best score of 56 on this 72 par course.
"The event raised over $20,000," said David Takats, director of fund development and marketing. "We are extremely thrilled with the strong showing and very positive feedback from all attendees."
"We are already looking forward to next year's outing," said Takats. "This event, with all the golfers' and the sponsors' help was the highlight of our spring. We can't wait until next year."
For more information on Goodwill, visit www.goodwillnwohio.com.
Proposed expansion to be discussed
SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library is to have a community meeting for public input about a proposed library expansion. The meeting is to be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sycamore's fire station. There is to be an architect rendering of the proposed library programming/community meeting room available for review. Information about programming needs, financial resources and needs and an overview of the project are to be included. Time is to be allotted for questions.
Library having book sale
BELLEVUE - A used book sale is under way through Saturday, while supplies last, in Bellevue Public Library's lobby. Children's and adult books are available.
Summer reading program to start
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library's summer reading program starts Wednesday.
Between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., children and teens who register for the summer reading club have a chance to have their caricature drawn by artist Jodie Fleming. Twenty winners are to pose for drawings within a short time after their names are called. Winners must be present to claim their prize. The event also is to include crafts,
balloons and temporary tattoos.
At 11:30 a.m., "Alligator Eric" is to present a program about wildlife. Registration is requested. Those who are registered are to be seated first, and others are to be seated as space allows. "Alligator Eric" is to present and discuss several live animals including a tortoise, lizard, snake and tarantula. To register, visit or call youth services at (419) 483-0422.
Tiffin Charitable Foundation Inc. awarded several scholarships.
Stephen Brodman Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Ryan Somers of Calvert High School. Casey Rochelle Elchert Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Nathan Somers of Calvert and Maxwell Pauly of Columbian High School. Teresa Kessler Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Brooke Scherger of New Riegel High School.
Daniel G. Klepper Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Danielle Beckley of Calvert. Father Edmund F. Morman Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Kyle Ink of New Riegel High School. New Riegel Moose Lodge Scholarship was awarded to Taylor Smith and Paige Noftz of New Riegel High School and Joe Brodman of Calvert.
Mary Lou Schultz Memorial Scholarship for Nursing was awarded to Nicole Behm of Columbian, Paige Cress of Bettsville High School, Raina White of Kent State University and Katelyn Schiefer of Walsh University. St. Francis Care Center Foundation of Green Springs, Ohio Scholarship for Health Care was awarded to Melanie Margraf and Jay Schultz of Bowling Green State University. Harland and Ida Warns Scholarship for Education was awarded to Miriah White of Hopewell-Loudon High School.
Linda Wurm Memorial Scholarship for Medicine was awarded to Alex Recker of Calvert. Nick Zeyen Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Taylor Musil of Columbian. Garlapati Family Scholarship for leadership to prevent bullying was awarded to Meredith Glover of Columbian and Ross Pauly of Tiffin Middle School.
Roland Zimmerman Inspiration Scholarship for Agriculture was awarded to Candace Lease of Mohawk High School. James C & Eleanor Streacker Calvert Catholic Schools Scholarship was awarded to Kylie Stocker. Tiffin Columbian Alumni Association Scholarship was awarded to Jessica Ducas and Ryan Koerper of Columbian.
Students attend FFA convention
COLUMBUS - May 3 and 4, 15 members, two advisers and three parent chaperones of the Tiffin-Sentinel FFA chapter travel to Columbus for the 84th Ohio state FFA convention. Members who attended were Elaine Pahl, Eva Pahl, Alexis Pahl, Tim Goshe, Travis Zimmerman, Jimmy Lauer, Kevin Hoover, Tommy Hoover, Molly Maksemetz, Paul Kiesel, Cara Vassalle, Brooke Meyer, Amy Covert, Joey Moore and Morgan Casey.
Covert was awarded a gold secretary's pin. Covert, Meyer, Goshe, Lauer and Travis Zimmerman received the state FFA degree.
Crowl named student of month
KANSAS - Senior Kimberly Crowl was named Lakota High School's student of the month for May. She is the daughter of Michelle and Doug Murr and Mike Crowl.
Elks make donation
Tiffin Elks Lodge presented a $7,000 check to Seneca County Opportunity Center May 23. Superintendent Lewis Hurst received the check. The donation is to be used to help support Special Olympics, Unity Conference and Opportunity Center's park. Hurst, Jennifer Berman and David Adkins ate dinner with the Elks at the Elks' weekly Wednesday night dinner.
Students achieve perfect attendance
NEW WASHINGTON - Students with perfect attendance at Buckeye Central Elementary School are kindergarteners Malahnia Auck, Faye Betts, Gavin Carman, Chance Delong, Lane Dixon, September Drake, Ella Evak, Jim Bob Forman, Christopher Hancock, Isaac Hiler, J.J. Hiler, Heath Jensen, Bren Jones, Nora Lane, Leonardo Nunez, Leonel Nunez, Carmela Salyer, Landon Sherwood and Devin Siefert, first-graders Casey Adams, Brenden Ady, Kirsten Ady, Sydney Beamer, Addison Kessler, Lexi Joseph, Jeremiah King, Jessica Laferty, Kaelynn Norville, Elyse Pope, Grady Schafer, Brooke Songer and Audriy Zellner, second-graders Stella Betts, TyNesha Bishop, Damian Dean, De'Sha Joseph, Koda Kehres, Justice King, William Laferty, Emma Lane, Eva Lewis, Isabelle Niedermier, Kolin Rowlinson, Tony Salyer, Kayla Shaffer, Olivia Sherwood and Kaiden Vaughn, third-graders Lilah Auck, Mason Brown, Makala Cox, Joey Dominguez, Taylor Rachel, Ariana Remmel, Abby Rowland and Lucas Showman, and fourth-graders Chris Blankenship, Aaron Brown, Erin Brubach, Justin Dentinger, Lexi Evak, Jake Heefner, Audrey Lutz, Chase Niedermier, Travis Norville, Matthew Summers and Kailey Vaughn.
Ohio Wesleyan dean's list
DELAWARE - Local students on the Ohio Wesleyan University dean's list are Arielle Engle, Rachel Martin and Erin Vassar, Tiffin; Brittany Lutz, Attica; and Logan Markins, Fostoria.
'Berg grad to serve
Recent Heidelberg University graduate Allison Dakos is to begin a year-long commitment to service, social justice and leadership through United Church of Christ's Young Adult Service Communities program in September. She is a native of Oberlin.
Five Heidelberg University master's of business administration students enrolled in Henry Rennie's "International Travel & Experience" class traveled to Europe in April. They visited Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Venice, Paris, London and Oxford.
Delegation visits Germany
Hanne Heckmann, director of the Heidelberg Junior Year Abroad program, hosted the group while they visited Heidelberg, Germany. Students traveling with the Heidelberg University delegation were Raveendran Prabakaran, Theresa Edwards, Stephanie Goller, Stacey Hurt and Jonathan Harmon.
Researchers deliver speeches during program
Pete Richards and Rem Confesor, researchers in Heidelberg University's National Center for Water Quality Research, attended the annual meeting of International Association for Great Lakes Research in Cornwall, Ontario, May 14-17. Both gave speeches during the program.
Adjunct professor performs
Joan McConnell, adjunct professor in Heidelberg University's school of music, performed with Lima Symphony Orchestra in its final concert of the 2011-12 season April 21. She also recently was elected dean of the Toledo chapter of American Guild of Organists.
DUBLIN - Whirlpool Corp. was honored by Ohio Association of Community Colleges May 24. Terra State Community College nominated Whirlpool for Friend of Community Colleges' Award. Representatives from both entities attended the recognition ceremony that was part of the OACC's spring conference in Dublin.
Diabetes camp set
Registration has begun for The Greater Northwest Ohio Diabetes Camp 2012. School-aged children with type I diabetes and a friend/sibling are invited to register for the camp Aug. 3-5 at Camp Berry in Findlay.
Camp is an opportunity for parents to bring their diabetic child to a place where they will be safe, learn about their disease and have fun. The cost is $40 per camper and financial aid is available.
For more information, contact Wendi Schworm at (419) 424-0380 ext. 3249 or email@example.com.
Bouillon named employee of year
FOSTORIA - During National Hospital and Health Care Week, Becky Bouillon, RN, MSN, CTTS-M, wellness specialist, was recognized as the 2011 ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Employee of the Year.
This award is presented annually to an employee who contributes to the success of the organization, serves as a role model for others and displays behavior that supports and contributes to the hospital's mission - to improve health and well-being.
"Becky is an ambassador for the hospital and the community," said Laura Ritzler, RN, co-director, ProMedica Wellness. "She is very supportive of both our local hospital and ProMedica initiatives, and is always seeking out new ways to do things as well as take on new projects and accept challenges with an enthusiastic manner."
Bouillon has worked at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital for 35 years. Today, and for the last 16 years, she serves as a wellness specialist in ProMedica Wellness where she coordinates the Scale Down weight loss program and is a tobacco treatment specialist assisting individuals who have a desire to quit smoking.
Bouillon enjoys spending time with her family (husband Steve; two daughters Jackie and Betsy; and son-in-law Kyle), attending sports events and exercising with her dog. She is a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and serves on the board of trustees at Good Shepherd Home.
Physician appointed to new postion
CHICAGO - Joseph M. Kaminski, MD, of Tiffin, recently received a three-year appointment as cancer liaison physician for the cancer program at Mercy Tiffin Hospital. Cancer liaison physicians are an integral part of cancer programs accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Kaminski is among a national network of more than 1,500 volunteer physicians responsible for providing leadership and direction to establish, maintain and support their facilities' cancer program. Kaminski is a member of the multidisciplinary cancer committee at Mercy Tiffin Hospital.
Cancer liaison physicians are responsible for evaluating, interpreting and reporting their facility's performance data using National Cancer Data Base data, and facilitating quality improvement initiatives based on the data. In addition, the Cancer Liaison Physician is responsible for spearheading CoC initiatives within their cancer program and collaborating with agencies such as the American Cancer Society.
For more information, visit the Commission on Cancer website at www.facs.org/cancer.
Belle to lead Fifth Third investment group
TOLEDO - Ronald Belle has been named senior vice president and manager of the Investment Advisor Division at Fifth Third Bank (Northwestern Ohio) according to Robert W. LaClair, president and CEO. In this position, Belle is responsible for the overall management of the Investor Advisory division, which includes Fifth Third Securities, Institutional Client Group and the Fifth Third Private Bank providing personal trust, investments wealth planning and private banking services.
Belle recently served as wealth management market executive at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. He previously served as senior vice president and consumer market executive for Bank of America and senior vice president and district retail banking leader for Key Bank.
"Ron's industry experience coupled with his education and expertise enhances our ability to provide clients with strategic financial insights to meet their goals in this complex and changing market," LaClair said.
Fifth Third Bank (Northwestern Ohio) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp and serves the greater Toledo area, Findlay, Tiffin, Bowling Green, Fostoria, Fremont, Gibsonburg, Sandusky, Defiance, Bryan and Wauseon, and Lambertville and Monroe in Michigan.
Nord honored by West Virginia Bar
Steven K. Nord of Huntington, W.Va., a graduate of Columbian High School and the son of Janice Nord of Tiffin and the late Neale Nord, recently was honored as a fellow by the West Virginia State Bar Foundation. The selection as a fellow is limited to "those lawyers whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession," acording to the foundation.
Nord's legal background includes two terms on the West Virginia State Bar Board of Governors and two terms on the foundation's board of directors, for hich he is serving as vice president. He also serves on the Defense Trial Counsel Board of Governors.
Nord has chaired several state bar committees and recently, he has been appointed to serve on the Lawyer Disciplinary Board.
Nord has been recognized by publications which have included him in "The Best Lawyers in America" and "West Virginia Super Lawyers."
Nord is a partner at Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC, in Huntington. He is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.