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September 24, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Kuhn recognized for work at children's hospital in Chicago

Zenobia Noble Jeffrey F. Kuhn of Tiffin recently was recognized for his work in finding major donors for Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago.

Kuhn is past potentate of Zenobia Shrine (2006), active in Masonic and community organizations in Tiffin.

He was a member of the board of governors at Chicago (2002-2011) and chaired the Plant & Facility Committee, overseeing major projects at the hospital.

Halloween Hullaballo set for Oct. 13

Tiffin Seneca Public Library is to host the fifth annual Halloween Hullabaloo 1-3 p.m. Oct. 13.

The celebration, sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Aramark at Heidelberg University, is to include family activities such as Halloween games and crafts, face painting, storytelling, "Thriller" dancing with Tiffin Columbian cheerleaders, spooky space and Halloween bingo.

Mr. Paul the Magician is to start his show of magic, juggling, balloons, puppets and laughs at 2 p.m. All are welcome to wear costumes, as there is to be costume judging throughout the event. Refreshments are to be provided by Aramark.

The Hullabaloo is free and open to all ages. No registration is necessary. Call (419) 447-3751 or e-mail for more information.

College students can learn to knit

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a series of back-to-school knitting sessions for college students. Presented by T-SPL's knitting class teachers, Susan Marion and Dee Jackson, the sessions are set for 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 in the Junior Home Room.

Practice yarn and needles are to be provided for the first class. Teachers plan to distribute a list of supplies needed for several beginner projects. Students are to chose a project and be responsible for buying the materials necessary for the second class.

The program is free and registration is required at the check-out desk or by phone at (419) 447-3751. Find the library on Facebook, Twitter or log onto for more information.

'All things scary' is theme for Lego Saturday in October

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the monthly Lego Saturday program 1-3 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Families are invited to stop by and to create their own Lego creations with friends. The library plans to provide Duplo blocks for children ages 2 to 4 and Lego blocks for ages 4 and older. Parents of young children are asked to attend.

The design theme for October is to be "all things scary."

Photos are to be taken of the completed projects at the end of the day.

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

Small Business Basics seminars set for October

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, Small Business Basics, that may answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.

The seminars are meant to take the confusion out of start-up efforts and help avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Learn the basics of: name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.

The upcoming


9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 3, Ottawa County Improvement Corp., 8043 W. S.R. 163, Oak Harbor.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 10, Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce,, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 17, Erie County Chamber of Commerce, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.

4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Terra State Community College, Building B, Room 101, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.

These events are free and open to the public.

To register or for more information, call Bill Auxter, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra Community College, toll-free at (800) 826-2431 or (419) 559-2210. Or contact him by email at

Sutton Bank's Tiffin branch becoming full-service office

Sutton Bank recently received regulatory approval to change its Tiffin location to a full-service banking office, and has chosen Oct. 9 as the official reopening date. The bank has been operating in Tiffin at 719 W. Market St. as a commercial lending office since June 2009.

Sutton Bank was established in 1878 by Attica attorney Lester Sutton, making it one of the oldest Seneca County-based financial institutions in operation. Sutton Bank remains an independent, community bank, with local ownership. It has consistently been ranked one of the top small business and agricultural lenders in Ohio, as reported by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Sutton Bank's retail account offerings are to be available through its Tiffin office. The office is staffed by Dana Bennett, market manager and commercial lender; Mark Dircksen, business banker and commercial lender; Gail Zoeller, officer manager; and Tia Angelo and Brianne Schock, customer service representatives. It is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

Sutton Bank is a $350 million financial institution with headquarters in Attica. It also operates branches in Willard, New London, Ashland and Mansfield.

Terra to offer professional development seminars, classes

The Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra State Community College plans to offer a variety of non-credit classes and seminars for individuals and businesses.

The first two personal development workshops are slated for later this month.

Kitty Brandal, president of Corporate Compass Training and Development, is to present Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. The interactive workshop is for every level of employee; however, it is most helpful for people in management positions. It will also help prepare employees to take on leadership roles in the future. The fee is $59.

Bryan Cavins, of Cavins Custom Solutions, is to present Strengths Power: Harnessing Your Unique Talents to Achieve Success from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. During the session, participants are to discover their unique talents through the online StrengthsFinder assessment, interact with other participants to further understand their strengths, and identify and create a plan for leveraging their talents at work and at home. The fee is $79.

Other seminars in

October are:

Stress management and reduction 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 5. Instructor: Christine Schneider-Smith. Fee: $99.

Type "S" (Superwoman) Women's Workshop 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 12. Instructor: Brandal. Fee: $79.

How to give and receive effective feedback 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 19. Instructor: Dave Mehl. Fee: $69.

Customer service and relations 8:30 a.m.-noon. Instructor: Schneider-Smith. Fee: $79.

Team building facilitation training 8-11 a.m. and noon-3 p.m. Oct. 20. Instructor: Cavins. Fee: $199.

Effective meetings 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 26. Instructor: Schneider-Smith. Fee: $59.

Tame your butterflies: Manage the fear of speaking in public 1-4 p.m. Oct. 26 and 1-3 p.m. Nov. 9. Instructor: Brandal. Fee: $99.

To register or for more information, call (419) 559-2255.

Shuff to bring courtroom to Heidelberg campus

Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff, a Heidelberg University alumnus, is to bring his courtroom back to campus Tuesday for a day of court hearings. The Court on Campus event commemorates Constitution Day.

This year, the hearings are to be conducted in Herbster Chapel from 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4 p.m. The campus and community may come and go as schedules permit.

HU speech team successful in first tournament

The Heidelberg University speech team, coached by Dan Higgins, attended the Ohio Forensic Association's Fall Teaching Conference and Tournament at Muskingum University Sept. 15. Early-season victories were achieved in several categories, including senior Gabby Mintz of New Riegel, first place in informative speaking; sophomore Hannah Long-Higgins of Canal Winchester, second in dramatic oral interpretation and fifth in impromptu speaking; and sophomore Ashley Racicot of Dudley, Mass., top novice and first in after dinner speaking.

Heidelberg's water lab team publishes reports

Jakob Boehler, research assistant in Heidelberg University's National Center for Water Quality Research, is the senior author of two new reports submitted to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in conclusion of a project funded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. Co-authors were lab director Ken Krieger and Tammy Keller. Keller had worked on the report while she was a student; she died in 2010.

One report is titled taxonomic atlas of the water fleas, "Cladocera" (class crustacea) recorded at the Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve and State Nature Preserve and the second report, with a similar title, presents the copepods. Both of these aquatic invertebrate groups are important as food for small fish. The two pictorial atlases are contributions to a larger Atlas of the Aquatic and Wetland Biota of the Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve and State Nature Preserve and can be viewed at NCWQR's web site,

'Berg professor moderates panel at CIA symposium

Heidelberg University political science and criminal justice professor Tom Newcomb moderated a panel discussion of former congressional staffers and academics who reviewed the personal and power dynamic between directors of central intelligence and Congress at a symposium titled Intelligence, Policy and Politics: The DCI, the White House and Congress, Sept. 13 at George Mason University in Arlington, Va.

The symposium sponsors were the CIA's Historical Collections Division and George Mason's School of Public Policy. It featured four former CIA directors Leon Panetta, Gen. Michael Hayden (retired), Porter Goss and James Woolsey, and was conducted in conjunction with the release of a collection of declassified CIA documents detailing the day-to-day decision-making and challenges faced by the directors.

Dean's List

University of Cincinnati students from our circulation area who have achieved dean's list recognition for summer quarter 2011-2012: Seth Tschanen, Upper Sandusky; Abbie Filliater, Fostoria; and Sheri Navarro, Fostoria.


Students from our circulation area who have graduated from University of Cincinnati: Nilda Rendon, Attica, associate of applied science; Diana Hamner, Tiffin, bachelor of science in education.

TU equestrian team to conduct tryouts

Tiffin University Equestrian team plans to conduct tryouts for scholarships Nov. 9. The team is looking for riders of all levels from walk trot to open riders in western and hunt seat. Riders also are to be able to qualify for academic scholarships offered by Tiffin University.

The university competes in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. Team members do not have to own or show their own horse. The goal of IHSA is to provide interested college students with the opportunity to ride and compete on the college level regardless of their experience, horse or economic background.

The team is coached by USEF dressage bronze medalist Julie Vogel.

"The team is very competitive with experienced riders," Vogel sated. "We love to take interested students with little or no show experience and mold them into competitive riders, all they need is a love for horses and willingness to work hard. In the six years the team has been competing, we have qualified team members to national semifinals in western and hunt seat and qualified alumni and assistant coach Ali Dittman for nationals."

Students graduating from high school in 2013 can contact Vogel at (419) 389-2090 or graduate assistant Liz Buskey at (330) 620-4102 for details on the tryouts, or visit the Tiffin University Athletics web site www.// to learn more about the equestrian team.

Terra's ElderCollege plans fall schedule

ElderCollege of Terra Community College is a peer-led group serving mature learners 55 or older by broadening intellectual interests, physical activity and social interaction.

Classes, outings and lectures aim at stimulating an interest in lifelong learning.

Educational outings:

Snook's Dream Cars and More Museum Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. Travel in the "past lane" at Snook's Dream Cars in Bowling Green. Cost: $6.

Schedel Gardens Oct. 11 at 12:30 p.m. Tour the gardens established by the Schedels in 1963 to protect and preserve their estate for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Cost: $25, includes lunch.

Tour of the Mansfield Reformatory Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every year, tourists, movie buffs, thrill seekers and paranormal investigators walk through the halls of this majestic structure. Cost: $15 members/$20 non-members.

Maxwell Art Glass Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. Jim Maxwell will demonstrate glass blowing and engraving. (Class size limited to eight) Cost: $10 members/$15 non-members.

Winter Golf March 3-8, 2013. Leave the winter doldrums behind and work on your swing for the upcoming golf season in Manning, S.C. Cost, which includes motor coach transportation, four days of golf, two meals each day and lodging: $690.

Savannah, Jekyll Island and Beaufort April 7-13, 2013. Tour Savannah, Jekyll and St. Simon's islands, Beaufort and Paris Island. Cost, which includes seven days/six nights, motor coach transportation, 10 meals and tours: $599 double occupancy; $749 single. Deposit of $75 is due by Dec. 1 with final payment due by Jan. 4, 2013.

Brown Bag Lecture Series:

The latest from Sen. Sherrod Brown's office Facilitator: Ann Longsworth Orr. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 1. Cost: $5 members.

People for Peace Facilitator: Sister Schroder. 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 11. Cost: $15 members/$20 non-members.

Day classes at Terra:

The War of the Ohio Frontier Facilitator: Randy Buchman. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25. Cost, including lunch: $60 members/$65 non-members.

Creative Writing Instructor: Lylanne Musselman. 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays from Sept. 28 through Nov. 2. Cost: $65 members/$70 non-members.

A Snapshot of the '60s: Part I Instructor Norb Wethington. 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays from Sept. 26 through Oct. 31. Cost: $50 members/$55 non-members.

Painting with Watercolor Instructor Jim Andrews. 10 a.m. to noon Fridays from Sept. 28 through Nov. 2. Cost: $50 members/$60 non-members.

Quilting with Mixed Techniques Instructor Terri Branstrator. 9 a.m. to noon Mondays Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Cost: $55 members/$60 non-members.

Exploring the World of the Vikings Instructor Carol Repass. 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 2 through Nov. 6. Cost: $35 members/$40 non-members.

My Generation's Music the Singers Instructor Jean Vestal. 10 a.m. to noon Fridays Sept. 28 through Nov. 2. Cost: $50 members/$55 non-members.

Popcorn and a Movie Facilitator Bob Gamble. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Donation to ElderCollege fund encouraged.

Beginning Genealogy Instructor Derek Davey. 10 a.m. to noon Mondays from Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Cost: $50 members/$55 non-members.

Ohio Archaeology Instructor Matt Duncan. 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 3 through 24. Cost: $20 members/$25 non-members.

Evening classes at Terra:

Ohio Ghost Stories Instructor Jeff Joerg. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29. Cost: $20 members/$25 non-members.

T.O.S.S (The Ohio Spirit Searchers) Facilitators: T.O.S.S. members. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Cost: $10 members/$15 non-members.

For more information, call (419) 559-2255 or for a complete description of classes, visit

Educational program offered for nurses, social workers

Friedman Village at St. Francis is to host a free continuing education program 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the activity center, 143 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. Stein Hospice is to present a program on non-pharmacological interventions and care of the Alzheimer's/dementia patient.

Two contact/clock hours are to be awarded for completion of both activities for nurses and social workers. For more information, or to make a reservation for the program, contact Kellie Hartsel at (419) 443-1540.

Red Cross plans CPR/AED course

American Red Cross first aid and CPR/AED courses teaches people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Course participants also learn how to control bleeding as well as how to care for seizures and other sudden illnesses.

The Red Cross is offering an adult CPR/AED 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 12. The class is to be taught at the Fostoria/Seneca County Red Cross office in Tiffin Mall. For registration and information, visit or call (800) RED CROSS.

NAMI plans open house at new office

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Seneca, Sandusky & Wyandot Counties has moved in to its new office, located at 428 Croghan St. in Fremont. An open house at the new location is planned for 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12. Light refreshments are to be served. For more information, contact the NAMI office at (888) 582-8889 or (419) 334-8021, or visit

Jefferson L. Wolfe

Jefferson L. Wolfe has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Wolfe, who has served in the military for 20 years, is the deputy branch chief of web and social media at the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve, Fort Belvoir, Va.

He is the son of Mary Jo Wolfe of Walnut Street, Fostoria.

His wife, Hallie E. Wolfe, is the daughter of Bruce and Sandra Tucker of Hille Drive, Millbury.

The lieutenant colonel is a 1998 graduate of St. Wendelin High School, Fostoria. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1992, and a master's degree in 1995, both from Bowling Green State University.

Vendors sought for craft show

St. Francis Home is looking for vendors to participate in its annual craft show Oct. 26-27. Tables are available for $10 each for one day or $18 for both days. Proceeds from the table sales for the craft show are to benefit St. Francis Home Life Enrichment Department.

The craft show hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. Setup is to take place at 8:30 a.m. both days. Vendors participating in the two-day event may leave their crafts overnight. Crafters have the option to set up either one day or both days.

Contact Jennifer Montoney, life enrichment coordinator, at (419) 447-2723, ext. 3240, with any questions or to reserve a table by Oct. 13.

Terra to host College Night Oct. 1

Terra State Community College is to host the annual Sandusky County Area College Night 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 1.

More than 70 college and university representatives are to be on campus to share information about majors, athletics, student activities, financial aid, housing, costs and career opportunities. Personnel from various branches of the military also are to be available to answer service-related questions.

Transfer representatives from many of the institutions are to be available to discuss transfer opportunities.

Staff from the financial aid office at Terra are to offer a financial aid workshop at 6 p.m. They plan to provide information and literature, and answer questions.

The college fair is to be in the Student Activities Center, Building C, at Terra, 2830 Napoleon Road in Fremont. Go to for campus maps and directions.

For more information, contact Admissions and Enrollment Services at or call (419) 559-2349 or toll free at (866) AT-TERRA, ext. 2349.

FFA chapter joins festival parade

Members of the Tiffin-Sentinel FFA chapter participated in the Heritage Festival Parade Sept. 15 by preparing a float. This year, the float had a basic FFA theme. During the parade, members rode the float and passed out candy along the way. Travis Zimmerman drove a tractor behind decked with an FFA banner and emblem. Those who attended included Amy Covert, Zach Vogel, Shane Huffman, Lexa Beard, Austin Campbell, Ashley Bauer, Katie Sherman, Tyler Maenle, Cathleen Ross, Caleb Marlowe, Ethan Marks, Travis Zimmerman, Hannah Banks, Hugh Williams, Cody Hites and Tommy Hoover.

Leadership class has area students

Youth Leadership Sandusky County conducted its orientation Sept. 12 at the Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County, with 15 eighth-graders and their parents in attendance. The history of the program, expectations of the class, community service, class projects and session dates were covered.

The class of 2013 includes Emily Becks and Joe Wetten of Bellevue, Heath Maines and Seth Smith of Clyde, and Noah Henry and Jordan Magers of Old Fort.

The first session is set for Oct. 15 at Fremont Recreation Center.



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