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August 12, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Poker run to help pets

The Hawgs for Dawgs Poker Run, a benefit for the Humane Society of Seneca County, is set for Aug. 18 at the Tiffin AMVETS, 1909 S. SR 100. Registration for the run is 9-10 a.m., with bikes departing by 10:15 and returning by 4:30 p.m.

The registration fee of $20 per person includes a T-shirt for the first 100 riders, dinner, door prizes and a poker hand. Following the meal, Brazin Bull and Rookie Militia are to play live music.

To register, visit the Humane Society at 2811 S. SR 100.

Aug. 31 deadline to apply for grant

FOSTORIA - The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Inc. is accepting grant applications through Aug. 31 for consideration in the fall award distribution cycle. Grants support programs in the fields of education, social services, health, humanities, arts, culture, economic development and civic affairs.

Notification of grant application status is to take place by December with grant award distribution in January 2013.

To qualify for a grant award from the foundation, the applicant must be a non-profit organization in Fostoria or the surrounding townships. Also, the organization must be designated as tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.

The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation is interested in providing seed money for new programs designed to meet emerging needs or to expand existing successful programs. Requests that garner long-term or lasting results in the community are given priority.

Qualified organizations who wish to be considered for a grant award may request a copy of the grant guidelines and application at The application also is available for download from The deadline to submit completed applications is 4 p.m. Aug. 31.

Spotlight on dolls, teddy bears

The Sandusky River Valley Doll Club is to stage its 44th annual Doll and Teddy Bear Show and Sale Aug. 26 at the Seneca County Opportunity Center, 780 E. CR 20. Doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 3 p.m. Dealers and several local collectors are to have a variety of dolls, supplies and accessories for sale.

The public can vote on their favorite items in a display of fashion dolls, two dolls are to be raffled off, and door prizes are to be awarded every 30 minutes. Concessions are available.

Admission is $2 per person, which includes one doll appraisal. Additional appraisals are $2 each. Children under 12 are admitted free.

For more information, call (419) 448-4720.

CASA volunteer training set

CASA of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties is to begin training Sept. 12 for Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers.

CASA volunteers are trained in courtroom procedure, social services, the juvenile justice system and the special needs of maltreated children. These volunteers help children have a chance for a better life.

CASA volunteers must be 21 years of age or older, pass a background check and complete at least 30 hours of training.

For information, call the Tiffin office at (419) 448-1442, the Fremont office at (419) 355-1442 or the Upper Sandusky office at (419) 209-1442.

Library to offer computer classes

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to have adult computer classes in September. Ten classes are to be offered, including three that are to show patrons how to use the new library catalog. Space is limited, registration is necessary.

The library charges $1 per class to cover copy costs, which must be paid by the time of the class.

"Mouse 101" is to be 10-11 a.m. Sept. 5 and is to teach patrons to use a mouse. They are to learn to distinguish between left and right clicking, double clicking and moving the mouse around.

"eLibrary" classes are to be 10-11 a.m. Sept. 6, 6-7 p.m. Sept. 18 and 2-3 p.m. Sept. 26. "eLibrary" is T-SPL's new online library catalog. The class is to show participants how to search the catalog, edit patron accounts, place holds and create a temporary list and a My List. Students should bring their library cards (with PINs) to class. Students must be familiar with how to use a mouse and the Internet.

"Beginning Word" is to be 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 11. Students are to learn the basics of word processing using Microsoft Word 2007. Students are to learn how to create and save documents, and how to use basic Word functions. Knowledge of how to use the mouse and the keyboard is helpful.

"Basic Computing" is to be 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 12. Basic Computing is designed for users who are just learning to use a computer. Students are to learn the basic parts of the computer and the desktop. Knowledge of how to use the mouse is required.

"Learning Express" is to be 4-5 p.m. Sept. 13. The class is to focus on job search skills, computer courses and online practice tests (SAT, ACT, etc.) available through Learning Express Library.

"Beginning Internet" is to be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 and is designed for users who are just learning the Internet. Students are to learn the buttons and pull-down menus of Microsoft Internet Explorer, as well as using their newly learned skills to navigate on Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's links and resources. Students must be familiar with how to use a mouse and the keyboard.

"Email" is to be 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 25 and is to show students the different sites that offer free email accounts and walk them through setting up an account. Students should be familiar with the Internet and know how to use a mouse and keyboard.

"iDownloads" is to be 1-2 p.m. Sept. 25 and includes a demonstration of how to browse, check out and download titles from the library's digital catalog and download center. Participants are to learn how to download audiobooks, eBooks and more on their computer, laptop or mobile device. Students must be familiar with the Internet or have taken "Beginning Internet."

To register or for more information, call (419) 447-3751.

'Bat man' visits library

BLOOMVILLE - Jerry Schneider from Morpho Productions presented a bat program at Bliss Memorial Public Library in July. He talked about bats in the surrounding area as well as moths and butterflies. He showed children a slide presentation about bats and had a recording of bat sounds. The afternoon concluded with a T-shirt craft in which the children put stencils of bats, butterflies and various foliage on their T-shirts and then painted them.

Program committee to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education's program committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the administration building.

School extends open enrollment period

BETTSVILLE - Bettsville Local School District has extended its open enrollment period. To register, call (419) 986-5166.

Board changes meeting

OLD FORT - Old Fort Local School District's board of education meeting has been changed from Monday to 6 p.m. Aug. 20 in conference room 318.

Krout prepares for new school year

All Krout 2-3 Elementary School students in grades 2-3 and their parents can participate in the school's Back-To-School Night 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 20. It is to be an opportunity for students and parents/guardians to drop off supplies, meet their teacher and schedule a time for fall parent-teacher conferences.

Anyone who is new to Krout 2-3 can visit the school to register before Aug. 22, the first day of school. Beginning Monday, the office is to be open to register new students and answer questions 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. every weekday. People should take the child's birth certificate, immunization record and proof of custody (if applicable). For more information, call (419) 447-2652.

Brown seeks nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. In a release, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, encouraged Ohioans to seek nomination from his office to U.S. military service academies for 2013 admission.

Each year, Brown nominates up to 10 students for each service academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Merchant Marine Academy.

Student applicants are reviewed by a committee of active and retired military and community leaders appointed by Brown. Selected students are provided with the required congressional recommendation upon applying for admission.

Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements should send their completed application packet to Brown's Cleveland office no later than Sept. 26. For more information or to request an application, visit Brown's website or call (888) 896-6446.

Fostoria board seeks treasurer

FOSTORIA - During a meeting Aug. 1, Fostoria City School District Board of Education took the first step in its new treasurer search by selecting Ohio School Boards Association to help facilitate the process.

The new treasurer, targeted for hire this fall, is to replace Jaime Pearson, who has been with the district for four years. Pearson took to become the new treasurer at Old Fort Local School District.

Cheryl Ryan, deputy director of board services at OSBA, is working with the board of education members on the search.

The search process is to include profile development, dissemination of marketing materials through print and electronic media, recruitment, a prescreening, reference checking and one or two rounds of interviews. It is expected the treasurer will be selected and hired by the board in late October. His or her starting date is tentative and is to depend on the selected candidate's current job status.

Boosters to have recycling event

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Music Boosters is sponsoring an electronics recycling event 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 15 at Bellevue Senior High School. Items to be collected include cell phones, scanners, modems, VCR and DVD players, digital cameras, camcorders, small kitchen appliances, game systems and more. Companies with large amounts can schedule an on-site pick up by calling (419) 468-6505.

Scholars honored

The Barbara N. Somers Scholarship Fund of Tiffin Charitable Foundation granted funds to provide Calvert High School scholarships. Scholars were Sydney Allen, Allison Huss, Danielle Kontak, Kerrigan Kwiat, Mallory Paul, Taylor Ritzler and Sam Shelt Palm.

ACT registration under way

IOWA CITY - Registration is open for the Sept. 8 ACT college readiness exam. Students who wish to take the exam must register by Aug. 17. Students may register online at or by mail. Paper registration forms may be obtained from school counselor offices or by requesting a registration packet from ACT.

Mohawk students travel

SYCAMORE - A year and a half ago, a group of 11 students, along with art teacher Harry Melroy, signed up to go on an educational tour of Ireland, Wales, England and France with Mohawk High School's French and English teacher, Terri Wheeler. Wheeler, who has been taking students on educational tours of France and beyond since 1997, used the tour company EF Educational Tours to organize the trip.

The group left June 12 bound for Dublin, Ireland. They also visited the coast of North Wales, Chester, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, London and Paris.

O'Donnell honored

NELSONVILLE - More than 300 students and advisers descended on the campus of Hocking College for SkillsUSA Summer Leadership Conference. Representing 32 schools, students received training to lead their local chapter of SkillsUSA for the year.

Throughout the week, students worked to earn their Statesman Award. Earning the award from Sentinel Career and Technology Center was Kaycie O'Donnell, a senior in the public safety services program and at Columbian High School.

Students getting iPads

FOSTORIA - Incoming freshmen at St. Wendelin Catholic School in Fostoria each are to receive a new iPad on the first day of school. St. Wendelin is purchasing at least 80 iPads this summer for incoming freshmen, their teachers and select administrators.

Each successive class is to get iPads the following year. If the program is successful, St. Wendelin may expand the program to junior high and grade school students. The St. Wendelin program was installed by a Fostoria company, BlueLink Corp.

Stacy travels to Costa Rica

Diana Stacy, a 2011 Old Fort High School graduate, was among a group of 46 national FFA award winners, six FFA advisers and two national FFA staff who toured agricultural sites in Costa Rica and compared the industry in Central America and the United States. Following an orientation session in Miami June 12, the group departed for a nine-day tour.

Sales agent gives money to FFA chapter

BURGOON - John Roush, a sales agent with Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, donated $400 to Lakota High School's FFA chapter. He was awarded the contribution money by Pioneer.

Owens to host registration event

FINDLAY Area residents interested in pursuing a college education this fall at Owens Community College can attend a one-day registration event in August. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 20.

An additional one-day registration event is to be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday in Education Center's room 133 on the Findlay-area campus.

Attendees are required to complete an application prior to attending the registration day. Individuals also are required to bring valid picture identification and know their Social Security number.

Space for the event is limited. For more information or to register, call (567) 429-3656 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 3656. Or, visit

Administrators promoted at Terra

FREMONT - Three top administrators at Terra State Community College were promoted as the new president, Jerome Webster, continued to form his leadership team.

Those promoted to new or expanded roles are Lisa Williams, Randy McCullough and Jack Fatica.

Williams now is the senior vice president for academic and student affairs. McCullough was promoted from treasurer to vice president for financial affairs. Fatica has filled the new position of interim assistant vice president for instruction.

Maiberger in honor society

COLUMBUS - Victoria Maiberger, the daughter of Kevin and Shelley Maiberger of Tiffin, is a member of Phi Sigma Theta national honor society at Ohio State University.

Students inducted

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP - Penny Niederkohr of Carey and Stephanie Wagner of Fostoria were inducted in the Alpha Omega Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Owens Community College.

Swavel to serve on council

Kelsey Swavel of Upper Sandusky has been selected to serve as a member of Student Alumni Council at Heidelberg University.

Bird selected for leadership role

Heidelberg University student Logan Burd of Tiffin has been selected to serve a leadership role in the office of residence life as a head resident assistant for the 2012-13 academic year.

Cooley lists

LANSING, Mich. - Ryan Good of Hesperia, Mich., and formerly of Tiffin is on the dean's list and honor roll at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Terra dean's list

FREMONT Local students on the dean's list at Terra State Community College are Peggy Brown of Sycamore and Candis Atwell, Ann Slemmer and Dena Reed of Tiffin.

'Berg dean's list

Danielle Dandar of Tiffin is on the dean's list at Heidelberg University.

Dayton dean's list

DAYTON - Local students on the dean's list at University of Dayton are Alexandria Digby, Jordan Geroski, Andrianna Iannantuono and Justin Reinhart, Fostoria; Jarrod Wurm, Republic; Sam Arnold, Mary Felton, Marissa Lasky, Joan Poland and Patrick Therriault, Tiffin; and Kyle Frobose, Upper Sandusky.

Wittenberg dean's list

SPRINGFIELD - Andrea Gaietto of Tiffin is on the dean's list at Wittenberg University.

OSU grads

COLUMBUS - Local graduates of Ohio State University are Robin Gottfried, Sycamore, bachelor's degree in nursing, magna cum laude; Megan Nicole, Fostoria, bachelor's degree; Brian McDonald, Fostoria, bachelor's degree in business administration; Noah Stuby, Fostoria, bachelor's degree in education, magna cum laude; Brody Fultz, Clyde, bachelor's degree in human ecology; Max Gressman, Clyde, bachelor's degree in welding engineering; Joseph Mook, Clyde, bachelor's degree in music education, cum laude; Tracey Schalk, Alvada, bachelor's degree, cum laude; Lindsey Danhoff, Attica, master's degree in education; Jillian Lenz, Attica, bachelor's degree in social work; Courtney Meyers, Attica, associate's degree; Reid Kagy, Bloomville, bachelor's degree in human ecology; Andrew Harman, Fostoria, bachelor's degree in construction systems management, cum laude; Abby Yoakum, Kansas, bachelor's degree in business administration; Shawn Kessler, New Riegel, bachelor's degree in business administration, magna cum laude; Alison Niedermier, Republic, master's degree in social work; Charles Consolo, Tiffin, bachelor's degree; Rebekah Fabrizio, Tiffin, bachelor's degree, summa cum laude; Kyle Frank, Tiffin, master's degree; Matthew Garrison, Tiffin, associate's degree; Laura Goshe, Tiffin, associate's degree; Jennifer Jacoby, Tiffin, bachelor's degree in nursing; Austin Magrum, Tiffin, associate's degree; Michelle O'Connor, Tiffin, bachelor's degree; Aleah Perry, Tiffin, bachelor's degree in social work; Stephanie Reed, Tiffin, juris doctor; Angela Reino, Tiffin, bachelor's degree in allied health professions; Amanda Shumaker, Tiffin, master's degree; Melinda Smith, Tiffin, bachelor's degree in agriculture; Lindsey Lee, Tiffin, bachelor's degree in allied health professions; Samuel Stephens, Tiffin, associate's degree, cum laude; Cynthia Stockmaster, Tiffin, associate's degree; Paul Anderson, Carey, bachelor's degree in education; Laura Bowman, Upper Sandusky, juris doctor, cum laude; Stephanie Brant, Upper Sandusky, master's degree; Morgan Dunnam, Upper Sandusky, bachelor's degree, cum laude; Kyle Fout, Upper Sandusky, bachelor's degree; Brianna Hawkins, Upper Sandusky, bachelor's degree; Danielle Myers, Upper Sandusky, bachelor's degree in journalism; Bethany Parsell, Upper Sandusky, bachelor's degree in nursing; Johnathon Searfoss, Upper Sandusky, master's degree in education; Joseph Sebenoler, Upper Sandusky, bachelor's degree in construction systems management; and Valeria Walton, Upper Sandusky, associate's degree and bachelor's degree.

OSU honor roll

COLUMBUS - Local students on the honor roll at Ohio State University are Deirdre Christy and Thomas Christy, Alvada; Julia Colman, William Kentris, Megan Manns, Noah Stuby, Katonya Lawson and Alicia Shontz, Fostoria; Aliesha Boonie, Lindsay Crockett, Sonya Kwiatkowski, Joseph Mook and Jessica Wasserman, Clyde; Nick Hohman, Nicholas Huffmon, Ashley Jackson, Mitchell Kneeskern, Victoria Maiberger, Zachery Murphy, Gregory Reinhart, Angela Reino, Olivia Riedy, Samuel Stephens, Phillip Tran, George Wilkin and Carly Yanni, Tiffin; Healy Batton and Ila Lynch, Carey; Frank McCulloch, Morgan Dunnam, Todd Karg, Rakay Kin, Mackenzie McClain, Lauren Miller, Jordan Patton, Cheri Schoenberger, Joseph Sebenoler, Alicia Shumaker and Gwyneth Voorheis, Upper Sandusky; and Ellen Gilliland, McCutchenville.

Kent State grads

KENT - Local graduates of Kent State University are Adriana Lizarribar, bachelor's degree, Clyde; Amber Wade, bachelor's degree, Tiffin; and Stephanie Burns, doctorate, Tiffin.

Harvard grad

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Hilary Close, the daughter of Daryl and Donna Close of Sycamore, received a doctorate from Harvard University. She is a 2002 Mohawk High School graduate.

Fostoria Hospital offers diabetes education course

FOSTORIA - ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital diabetes education department is to offer a class 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 22. The class is to be held in the Conference Center, to the hospital's lower level, entrance 2. A physician referral is required to participate in the class.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that can be maintained through healthy lifestyle choices and medication. Through this class, individuals can learn more about the disease, treatments and preventing severe complications.

The course has a fee billable to insurance and pre-registration is required for attendance. Financial assistance is available through ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation's Diabetes Fund. For more information, call Shirley Conley at (419) 436-6629.



Blood supply slowly improving: more donors needed

TOLEDO - The American Red Cross is encouraged by a boost in donations since the organization issued an emergency appeal for blood donors. However, additional donations are needed to ensure an adequate supply is available through the end of the summer.

"We are humbled by the generosity of the many blood donors in the Western Lake Erie Region who responded to our appeal, helping to save lives," said Kathy Smith, interim CEO of the Western Lake Erie Blood Services Region. "The Red Cross is so appreciative for each and every selfless act of giving. Our blood donors truly do this out of the goodness of their hearts."

Across the country, nearly 15,000 donations have been given above expectations since the Red Cross first issued its appeal, cutting the blood donation deficit by about 30 percent. Although the number of donations has increased, the situation remains tenuous and more donors are needed in the coming weeks.

Donors of all blood types are needed, but eligible donors with blood type O negative, O positive, A negative or B negative are especially encouraged to give at this time. Anyone who gave blood at the start of summer may be eligible to donate again as summer comes to a close.

Hospice to offer grief support

Community Hospice Care, in collaboration with Mercy Willard Hospital, is to offer a monthly grief support group. This group is open to anyone over the age of 18 and is intended for anyone who has lost a loved one, recently or years ago.

The grieving process can be a seemingly endless journey as we try and figure out this "new reality" we didn't ask for. Sometimes being with others who are on that same journey can be of help.

For more information or to register, contact Community Hospice Care at (419) 447-0404 or (800) 834-8100.

Stein Hospice recruiting volunteers for veteran patients

On an average day, Stein Hospice cares for as many as 130 veterans, many who are searching for understanding, acceptance and peace as they near the end of life. To help them on their journey, Stein Hospice is looking for volunteers willing to visit a veteran. The visits are made at private homes, nursing facilities and the Ohio Veterans Homes in Sandusky and Georgetown.

All volunteers must complete a 21-hour training class. The next class will be held during September at the Ohio Veterans Homes in Sandusky and Georgetown. Classes are 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 11, Sept, 13, Sept, 18 and Sept.20.

To register or for information, contact Gail Shatzer at (800) 625-5269 or



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