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February 3, 2013
The Advertiser-Tribune

Babies and Books to meet in February

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced the date for "Babies and Books" for the month of February.

There will be two 30-minute classes at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

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

To register, beginning Tuesday, call (419) 447-3751 or e-mail

Knitting classes at the library

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host open knitting sessions 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

The event is open to all ages and all knitting levels.

Participants are asked to bring their own yarn, needles and project. The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

For information, call (419) 447-3751.

Library computer classes for March

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced the schedule for adult computer classes in March 2012. Space is limited so registration is necessary.

Mouse 101, 6-7 p.m. March 6.

Intro to Excel, 6-7:30 p.m. March 13.

Basic Computing, 6-7:30 p.m. March 19.

Beginning Word, 2-3:30 p.m. March 26.

Intermediate Excel, 6-7:30 p.m. March 27.

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

Tiffin foundation offers scholarships

The Tiffin Charitable Foundation Inc. is offering scholarships to area students.

Scholarships include:

Stephen Brodman Memorial Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarships awarded to graduates of Calvert High School.

Casey Rochelle Elchert Memorial Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarships awarded to graduates of Columbian and Calvert high schools.

Garlapati Family Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarships awarded to one eighth-grader and one senior from Tiffin Schools who demonstrates leadership to prevent bullying.

Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarships are awarded to graduates of Seneca County high schools.

Teresa Kessler Memorial Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarship awarded to a New Riegel High School senior pursuing a two- or four-year degree program at a college or university.

Katie Wertz Memorial Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarship awarded to a senior at Sentinel Career Center pursuing a post-secondary degree.

Daniel G. Klepper Memorial Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarships awarded to graduates of Calvert High School.

Donna Warns March and Donald R. March Scholarship: Annual scholarships to Hopewell-Loudon graduating seniors.

Father Edmund F. Morman Memorial Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarship awarded to a New Riegel High School senior who is pursuing a two- or four-year degree program at a college or university.

New Riegel Moose Lodge Scholarship Fund: Scholarships to graduating seniors whose parents are New Riegel Moose members.

Mary Lou Schultz Memorial Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarships to students studying to become registered nurses.

Tiffin Columbian Alumni Association Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarship to a graduate of Columbian High School.

Harland & Ida Warns Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarships to graduates of Hopewell-Loudon School pursuing a career in education.

Linda K. Wurm Memorial Trust: Annual scholarship to a graduating senior of Calvert High School pursuing studies in medical or health-related field.

Nick Zeyen Memorial Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarship to a graduating senior of Columbian High School who plans to attend a college or university and earn a two- or four-year degree.

Roland Zimmerman Inspiration Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarships to graduating seniors enrolled in high school agriculture education pursuing a post-secondary degree in a program of agricultural study.

St. Francis Care Center Foundation of Green Springs Scholarship Fund: Scholarship grants to students in associates, bachelor or higher degree programs in the health care field. Students must have completed at least two years of a four-year program or one year of a two-year program to apply.

Students should contact their guidance office for applications.

Safety council scholarship

FREMONT -The Sandusky County Safety Council, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to qualified class of 2012-13 high school seniors who intend to pursue studies in a safety-related field.

Applicants must be children, stepchildren or grandchildren of Sandusky County Safety Council member companies. A list of Sandusky Safety County members is available from the chamber.

A $1,000 scholarship also is offered to qualifying students enrolled full- or part-time in a safety-related course of study at the post-secondary level.

For more information or to apply, call (419) 332-1591, or ask at county high school guidance offices. Applications must be returned by March 31 to Chamber office, attn: Jim Miranda, 101 S. Front St. Fremont, OH 43420.

Theme day rescheduled

FOSTORIA- Theme day at Longfellow Elementary, "Where, Oh Where? Maps and Locations," has been rescheduled for Thursday.

TMS parent teacher conferences

Tiffin Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Feb. 15. Students are to attend school Thursday, but not Friday.

For information, call (419) 447-3358 or visit

Mohawk FFA members receive chapter degrees

Nine members of Mohawk FFA received chapter degrees Jan. 14 at Mohawk School. The recipients were Meghan Chaffee, Austin Morter, Austin Harris, Aaron Vasquez-Miller, Bri Thiery, Kelsea Fleming, Kevin Lonsway, Morgan Sniffen and Caitlin Huffman.

Kayla Draper gave the introduction, Emily Daniel led the invocation, Jarred Shellhouse was president for the ceremony and Deon Morter gave closing comments.

Gary Klopfenstein, the District 4 FFA president, spoke at the event.

Transition fair set

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center is to sponsor the Transition Fair 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday at Sentinel Career and Technology Center.

The event is to provide high school special needs students, parents, teachers and administrators information about community agencies and colleges in the Seneca and Wyandot county area.

Free transportation is to be provided by SCAT for students and parents. For more information, call Susan Phillips at (419) 448-7344.

For more information about the fair, contact Steve Gilbert at (419) 447-2927, Marta Mohr at (419) 447-7521 or Michele Spencer at (419) 448-1212.

Sentinel students of the month

Students recognized in January at Sentinel Career & Technology Center include Brandi Godlove, of Fostoria, daughter of Steven and Ann Garner; Shannon Somers, of Tiffin, daughter of Kevin and Cathy Somers; and Bridgett Stallard, of Mohawk, daughter of Darin Stallard and Dennisa Parrott.

Tiffin Middle School students of the month

Students recognized in December at Tiffin Middle School include Andrew Branson, Logan Franklin, Megan Fry, Hunter Breidenbach, Cora Grine, Madrienne Herdlick, Marina Pennycuff, Toby Ramsdell, Gavin Borer, Jessica Funk, Johnathan Hedges and Andrea Spurck.

St. Wendelin perfect attendance

FOSTORIA - Students recognized for perfect attendance at St. Wendelin for the first semester include 2nd-graders Alexandrea Jackson, Collin McCarty and Evan Mersch; 3rd-graders Lucas Souder and Adrien Tolento; 4th-graders Taylor Leiter, Sarah McCarty and Gerardo Oliveros; 5th-graders Anna Bowman, Erika Gonzales, Braelyn Moes and Vincent Volpe and 6th-graders Austin Goodman, Collin Hipsher, Hannah Kelbley, Patrick Pariseau, Allyson Souder and Ashton Wolfe.

Buckeye Centeral perfect attendance

NEW WASHINGTON - Students recognized for perfect attendance at Buckeye Central include kindergarteners Ryan Carver, Phoebe Durnwald, Bailey Holt, Riley Kilgore and Makayla Martin; 1st-graders Faye Betts, Gavin Carman, Derex Dean, Laine Dixon, Christopher Hancock, Nora Lane, Tyler Mason and Landon Sherwood, 2nd-graders Kirsten Ady, Hunter Allgyre, K'liyah Joseph, Kaelynn Norville, Preston Rachel, Donnie Reinhart and Grady Schafer; 3rd-graders Damian Dean, Koda Kehres and Allen Reinhart, and 4th-graders Mason Brown, Warren Lillo, Timothy Pugh and Zachary Seiler.

Clyde FFA sales team places first

CLYDE/GREEN SPRINGS - Clyde FFA Ag Sales team placed first at district ag sales competition Jan. 24 at Sentinel Career Center.

The team consisted of seniors Kayla Dales and Jessica Miller and juniors Kayla Geyer and Brittany McClure. The students had to prepare a sales demonstration, handle a customer complaint and complete a written examination about sales and marketing.

The team is to travel to Columbus March 2 to compete at state.

HU speech team piling up trophies

Under the direction of adjunct communication instructor Daniel Higgins, Heidelberg University Speech Team won second place at the Ohio Forensic Association's Novice State Championship Tournament. In addition, the team earned a special distinction as the quality award winning team. Individually, junior Ashley Racicot of Dudley, Mass., placed first in the programmed oral interpretation category and second in after-dinner speaking.

The team also competed at Ohio University Interstate Individual Events Tournament. There, junior Hannah Long-Higgins of Canal Winchester won first place with her after-dinner speech and third place with her programmed oral interpretation speech. Senior Gabby Mintz of New Riegel placed second in informative speaking and fourth in persuasive speaking.

The team is preparing for state varsity tournament at Marietta College.

Grad courses offered at HU

Teachers in professional fields soon are to have a new learning opportunity through the School of Education at Heidelberg University.

Through the graduate education program, Heidelberg offers online classes leading to endorsement in K-12 reading. The reading endorsement consists of four, three-semester hour graduate courses. All courses are offered online during the school year and in the traditional classroom in the summer. These courses may be completed as courswork only, by non-degree students, used as electives in Heidelberg's graduate education degree program or as additional coursewook for those already holding a master's degree.

Classes are forming now and are scheduled to begin in March. Heidelberg will offer the first two online courses with two more scheduled for May and June. After completing the K-12 reading endorsement coursework, students must take a state-mandated examination.

Heidelberg also is partnering with UThink for instruction of the reading endorsement coursework. In addition to the reading endorsement coursework, Heidelberg has applied to offer Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages through UThink. Approval is pending with the Ohio Board of Regents.

The School of Education also is offering endorsement of the addition of grades 4 and 5 to a current early childhood education pre-K through grade 3 teaching license. Teachers with other licenses may take these courses for credit or licensure renewal but cannot add the 4/5 endorsement to their license.

This endorsement consists of five two-semester-hour graduate-level classes. These courses are also offered in the summer.

For more information, call (419) 448-2125 or visit

Track and field event at TU

Ohio AAU youth track and field event is to be conducted at Tiffin University Feb. 23 for children ages 6-18 years old.

The cost is $10 per child to be paid before Feb. 16.

For more information, contact DeCarlo Blackwell at (614) 805-9713 or register at

Findlay college hosts workshops

FINDLAY - Brown Mackie College is to have health workshops at no charge to the public.

Community Outreach Day-Helping You Care for Those You Love event begins at 9 a.m. Feb. 22 at the school, 1700 Fostoria Ave., Findlay.

The day is feature workshops and lectures, including:

Today's total joint replacement, 9-10 a.m.

Basic life support and first aid, 10-11 a.m.

Protect the ones you love-disaster training, 11 a.m.- noon.

Choosing and modifying toys for your child, noon-1 p.m.

Showing love through a living will, 1-2 p.m.

A notary will be available 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration is encouraged as seating is limited for select presentations. For information, contact Andrea Voll at (419) 429-8631 or avoll@brown

Financial aid event set at Terra

Terra State Community College is to host the state-wide college financial aid event, College Goal, at 2 p.m. Feb. 10.

The event, presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents, is to assist students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. FAFSA is the federal application that is required to receive federal financial aid including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans as well as the need-based state grants.

Walk-ins welcome but registration is encouraged. For information, call (800) 233-6734 or visit

Local students make Wilmington dean's list

WILMINGTON Several area residents have been named to the Wilmington College dean's list for the 2012 fall semester.

Students include Kirsten E. Glick, of Fostoria, sophomore, athletic training; Spencer N. Robles, of Clyde, sophomore, business administration; Dominic J. King, of Bettsville, freshman, undecided major, and Christine S. Tiell, of Tiffin, senior, athletic training.

Matthew G. Hill

Marine Corps Pvt. Matthew G. Hill, son of Kelly Menningen of Tiffin, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

For 13 weeks, Hill stayed committed to military training. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.

One week prior to graduation, Hill endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

Hill is a 2011 graduate of Carey High School.

Columbia gas to donate $5 for customers who go paperless

Columbia Gas of Ohio and American Red Cross Thursday announced a partnership to help the environment and support local Red Cross offices across northwest Ohio.

For each customer who enrolls in Columbia Gas of Ohio's free, paperless billing service through March 31, the company is to donate $5 to local Red Cross offices.

The paperless billing option is a free way for customers to manage their account and help the environment at the same time. Visit and select "Manage Your Account" to sign up for free, paperless direct e-bill services.

E-bill customers can continue to mail their payment if they prefer. Or, they can pay online at no charge and perform other business on their account, such as signing up for the budget payment plan.

McClung attends conference

Dr. Brad McClung of McClung's Animal Hospital attended a four-day conference on canine and feline ophthalmic medicine and surgery, detailing ocular emergencies, new and innovative medical treatments and advanced surgical techniques.

January is blood donor month

Since 1970, blood collection organizations like the American Red Cross have designated January as National Blood Donor Month. Each year, about 9.5 million volunteers donate around 16 million units of whole blood and red blood cells. About 20 percent of these donors are giving blood for the first time.

Every day, about 44,000 units of blood are transfused in the United States. And while that need is constant, blood donations often slump during the winter months due to the cold and inclement weather. That makes it even more important for donors to give blood if they can.

Hospital hosts support group

FOSTORIA The Kidney Disease Support Group is to meet at 5 p.m. Feb. 12 at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. This support group is free.

This support group was developed as an extended support service to those who have kidney disease, their family members and interested public. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Conference Center, on the lower level, entrance 2.

For more information, call Keesha Talley at (419) 436-6685 or visit



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