VFW to welcome troops home
VFW Post 2858 Ladies Auxiliary plans to prepare more than 200 "welcome home" bags for soldiers of Charlie Company 1-148th infantry and soldiers who were attached to Charlie Company to serve in this deployment.
Donations and monetary donations are needed by July 29. Those who give should include their name, business or organization, which will be displayed on a card attached to each bag.
Memorial donations may be made in MSG Jeffrey Rieck's honor, who served in Charlie Company and was killed in action April 4. They would be added to a fund for his son.
Cpl. Everett Haworth and Spec. Austin Weigle, who serve in Charlie Company, were wounded April 4. Donations or gift cards may be made in their names, and the auxiliary would forward them.
For more information, call (419) 618-5035.
Board of directors to meet
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's board of directors is to meet at noon Tuesday in Junior Home Room.
Have a howlin' good time
Teen Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is continuing its summer reading program with "Howlin' Good Cooks" 1-3 p.m. July 20.
Participants are to make puppy chow and glowing jars and play "Human PacMan" and "Vampire Tag."
The program is open to students entering sixth grade through grade 12 and is free. Refreshments are to be provided.
For more information, visit the library on Facebook or at www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us.
Library to have 'I Scream' event
Teen Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host "I Scream for the Night" 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday in Junior Home Room. The event is to feature the movie "Poltergeist."
The program is open to students entering sixth grade through grade 12 and is free. Refreshments are be provided.
For more information, visit the library on Facebook or at www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us.
Learn about bats
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to offer "The Wonderful World of Bats" at 1 p.m. July 23 in Frost Kalnow Room. The program is to be hosted by bat expert Jerry Schneider. Participants are to learn about the life of a bat, their role, how they patrol the night air and insects, pollinate night flowers and dispense seeds. The program is to conclude with a bat T-shirt craft. If children would like to make one, they may purchase shirts for $4 or bring their own plain white T-shirt to decorate.
The event is for all ages.
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host "Popcorn Movie," featuring "Monsters Inc." Thursday. The movie is to be shown at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in Frost Kalnow Room.
Get ready for the fair
CLYDE - People can learn the basics of flower arranging and how to prepare floral entries for county fairs at "Prepare for the Fair" at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Clyde Public Library.
Sandusky-Ottawa County Master Gardeners Maria Norton, Helen Duquette and Donna Foss, all blue ribbon winners, are to demonstrate three types of flower arrangements. They are to discuss flower specimens for fair entry, including how to determine the correct category in which to enter the specimen and how it should be prepared. They also are to explain entry form terminology and answer any questions.
People can take a specimen from their garden to learn more about displaying it. Handouts are to be provided, so registration is requested for the free program. Call (419) 547-7174 to register.
People check out more than 9,000 books
SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library's "Dream Big" summer reading program had a total of 522 children and young adults participate. It also had 108 adults in its first summer reading program for those 19 and older. Readers checked out 9,075 books in the five weeks of the program.
Learn about Facebook
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to have an introduction to Facebook class at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
'Bloodroot' to be discussed
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library's adult book discussion group is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The title for July is "Bloodroot" by Amy Greene. Copies of the book are available at the adult services desk.
'Berg to host two speakers
An award-winning author and an alumna who specializes in human resources and leadership development are to be the keynote speakers during Heidelberg University's 2012-13 Patricia Adams Lecture Series.
Heidelberg is to welcome Donna VanLiere, a New York Times best-selling author, Oct. 18. Born and raised in northeastern Ohio, VanLiere has published nearly 15 titles, including "The Christmas Shoes" and "The Christmas Blessing," both of which were adapted into television movies on CBS. Her story, "The Christmas Hope," was adapted by Lifetime Television and premiered in December 2009. Her next work, "The Good Dream," is due for release this month.
The second-semester speaker, who is to be at Heidelberg April 11, is Jerilyn Medrea, a 1977 Heidelberg graduate who is the global head of talent engagement for Liquidnet Holding in New York City.
At Liquidnet, Medrea oversees global human resources, leadership development and organizational development. Since joining the firm in 2007, Medrea has developed a number of award-winning approaches to employee engagement. She also oversees Liquidnet for Good, the company's corporate social engagement program with a global impact.
Faculty members attend conference
Seven faculty members from Tiffin University's school of business attended and participated in Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs's annual conference June 15-18 in Baltimore.
During the conference, Lillian Schumacher, dean of the business school and associate professor of management, and Gretchen Carroll, professor of management and master's of business administration program director, presented "Developing Students and Global Leaders Utilizing GMI and CHIP" in the teaching excellence global business track. Laura Mays, professor of management, and Perry Haan, professor of marketing, presented "Publishing Scholarly Articles" during the focus on ACBSP track. Terry Sullivan, associate professor of business law and finance; Jim Padilla, associate professor of business law/sport management; and Kristina Smart, director of curriculum design and development and assistant professor of management, also attended the annual
Marcus Hatter of Fostoria and Kelsey Swavel of Upper Sandusky were selected to serve as orientation leaders at Heidelberg University.
Northwestern dean's list
LIMA - Austin Frankart of Tiffin is on the dean's list at University of Northwestern Ohio.
Bluffton dean's list
BLUFFTON - Local students on the Bluffton University dean's list are Ryan Hartsel, Bettsville, and Amanda Cholodewitsch, Courtney Winger and Nicole Wood, Tiffin.
Columbus State dean's list
COLUMBUS - Local students on the Columbus State Community College dean's list are Britney Looser, Carey; Brandin Bursa, Tiffin; and Jill Hohlbein, Upper Sandusky.
Trevecca dean's list
NASHVILLE - Shelbe Gibson of Clyde was named to Trevecca Nazarene University's dean's list.
PORTSMOUTH - Shelby Perkins of Tiffin received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Shawnee State University.
UC dean's list
CINCINNATI - Local students on the University of Cincinnati dean's list are Codee Adams, April Depinet and Thomas Guzowski, Tiffin; and Cecilia Rendon, Attica.
CINCINNATI - Local students who graduated from University of Cincinnati are Keren Clark, bachelor's degree in social work, Carey; April Depinet, bachelor's degree in business administration, Tiffin; Thomas Guzowski, bachelor's degree in business administration, Tiffin; Megan Johnston, master's degree in education, Tiffin; Andrew Kin, doctor of medicine, Tiffin; and Zachary Selvey, juris doctor, Clyde.
BEXLEY - Local students on the Capital University president's list are Christine Potts, Jessica Potts and Thomas Stein, Clyde; Emily Hatfield, Fostoria; and Marissa Price, Tiffin. Student's on the provost's list are Courtney Eads, Clyde; Jordan Mora, Fostoria; and Alexander Martishius, Tiffin. Students on the dean's list are Lisa Billings and Emily Turner, Clyde; Gretchen Williams, Carey; and Lauren Geroski, Fostoria.
H-L to explain project
BASCOM - Architects and school personnel are to be available to provide information about Hopewell-Loudon Local School District's K-12 building project 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday in the distance learning lab. The community can use the opportunity to ask questions and get information.
Bettsville board changes meeting
BETTSVILLE - Bettsville Board of Education has rescheduled its regular meeting for 5 p.m. Tuesday in the board room. The board is to address personnel and other
People team up for supply drive
DoSomething.org and Staples are teaming up with teen actress and recording artist Bella Thorne for the fifth annual Staples for Students national school supply drive to help children in need. The drive encourages local young people to collect school supplies and drop them off at their nearest Staples store now through Sept. 15. School supplies and donations are to be given to Tiffin Community YMCA to ensure they get into the hands of disadvantaged youth in time for the new school year.
Storm Rife, 10, of Upper Sandusky, is a store winner in Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program.
Viola (Vicki) Hartzel Nitecki attended her 75th high school class reunion with her sister, Edith Hartzel Hawk. She was honored during the 115th annual class reunion of Scipio Republic High School as the only living member of her high school class. Nitecki celebrated her 94th birthday June 18 and lives in Tiffin.
Grads receive scholarships
DeAnna Miller, an Old Fort High School graduate, and Spencer Sprow, a Lakota High School graduate, won Dick Edmond Memorial Scholarships.
Scholar athletes recognized
Local students honored as Midland Athletic League scholar athletes are Dominic King and Tasha Kipps, Bettsville High School; Danielle Beckley, Cody Behm, Joe Brickner, Joe Brodman, Casey Bruns, Mat Buchman, Dan Chambers, Liberty Ewald, Austin Kontak, Nathan Mathias, Brittany Perry, Alex Recker, Lauren Reineke, Nathan Ritzler, Stephen Smith, Taylor Smith, Nathan Somers, Haley Steiner, Abigail Sullivan and Kimberly Tiell, Calvert High School; Ian Batton, Logan Black, Drey Cole, Zachary Coppler, Alex Damschroder, Heather Enke, Paul Kreh, Alex Lamberjack, Amanda May, Bryce Orians, Ian Rechtenbach, Kalin Regutti, Paige Roszman and Dillon Sammons, Carey High School; Paige Reinhart-Anez, AJ Burns, Emily Cramer, Eric Depinet, Jess Dull, Richie Fox, Alicia Frank, Avery Gatchell, Adam Grine, Austin Harrison, Zoe Keckler, Logan Kirby, Austin Kuhn, Andrew Lommerse, Aaron Lucius, Joe Ranker, Cassie Reinhart, Jordan Reinhart, Trevor Risner, Logan Sendelbach, Kasey Siegel, Eric Tanner, Eva Tanner and Tyler Tyree, Hopewell-Loudon High School; Dylan Alexander, Kristen Brewer, Courtney Chalfin, Kim Crowl, Samantha Flechtner, Derek Foos, Jessica Hoffman, Gunnar Lentz, Emily Ritter, Spencer Sprow, Ben Timmons, Brian Vamos, Abby Wasserman, Brett Welly and Kaela Wiseman, Lakota High School; Travis Baird, Molli Cartwright, Erika Coldiron, Heather Daniel, Candace Lease, Jordan Long, Jonathon Morter, Aric Shock, Donovan Smith, Nathan Weinandy and Kristen Weininger, Mohawk High School; Kyle Ink, Paige Noftz, Brent Orians, Ryan Schalk, Brooke Scherger, Trisha Smith, Collin Snyder, Holly Tiell, Stacey Wank and Zach Williams, New Riegel High School; Nathan Alexander, Zachary Alexander, Olivia Burke, Luke Edgar, Mathew Goodman, Stephanie Hill, DeAnna Miller and Paige Polyak, Old Fort High School; Kelly Faeth, Chloe Holman, Joshua Kinn, Nathaniel Marugg, Megan McNinch, Zeb Walters and Haley Wolfe, St. Wendelin High School; and Kyle Daniel, William Diehm, Abbilyn Ehresman, Megan Felter, Christian Fox, Konnor Keaton, Jessica Lucius, Evan Schaffer, Jennifer Schock, Rachel Stout, Aaron Strausbaugh, Nathan Waldock, Samantha Walker and Marissa Willman, Seneca East High School.
Ag Credit members noticed
FOSTORIA - In celebration of the Farm Credit System's 95th anniversary, Farm Credit is honoring agricultural producers through the Producing Excellence program.
Ag Credit, ACA members, Lee and Connie Watson and their son and daughter-in law, Dusten and Ruth, raise corn, beans and wheat on their farm in Bellevue. Watson Farms Inc. was selected to be featured as one of the profiles on the national website because they consistently enhance their farming operation with new technology.
The Watson's forward-looking view extends to transitioning their operation from one generation to the next with a detailed succession plan.
For more information, visit www.farmcreditnetwork.com.
Fostoria hospital offers diabetes education class
FOSTORIA To help individuals successfully manage diabetes, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital diabetes education department is to offer a class 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the conference center. A physician referral is required to participate in the class.
Diabetes is a serious chronic disease that can be maintained through healthy lifestyle choices and medication. Through this class, individuals will learn more about the disease, treatments, monitoring the ABCs of diabetes, and preventing severe complications.
The course does have a fee billable to insurance and pre-registration is required for attendance. Financial assistance is available through the foundation's diabetes fund.
For more information, call Shirley Conley, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, at (419) 436-6629, or visit www.promedica.org/fostoria.
Red Cross aids Fostoria family
FOSTORIA - The American Red Cross is providing aid for a Fostoria family following a fire in their East Sixth Street home July 11. Red Cross volunteers Ruth Stiverson and Phyllis Davis responded to the call for help and provided assistance for shelter, food and clothing for the family of two adults and two children. They also provided comfort kits containing personal hygiene items for the family.
The Red Cross is to continue working with the family to provide further assistance as necessary and will aid the family in their long-term recovery with information, resources and referrals.
All Red Cross disaster relief is provided free of charge. If you'd like to make a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, visit www.hancockredcross.org, text "REDCROSS" to 90999 or call (419) 422-9322.