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February 10, 2013
The Advertiser-Tribune

Couponing 101

CLYDE -The Clyde Public Library is to present Couponing 101 at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Whirlpool Room.

The presentation is to be by Robert Bobik, a computer network technician for Cleveland Public Libraries who maintains many Clevnet computer systems.

Bobik has been couponing for 15-20 years. He is to share his method of using coupons in combination with store sales and specials to reduce grocery bills.

No registration is required.

Mittens for cupid

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the knitting class Cupid's Mittens 1:30-3:30 p .m. Saturday and Feb. 24 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Participants should know how to knit, purl and be willing to learn to knit in the round, using either double-pointed needles or the magic-loop method.

A pattern is to be provided with the option of making adult or child-sized mittens. Participants should bring about 250 yards of smooth, worsted-weight yarn and needles in U.S. size 7.

Participants also are to have the option to donate completed mittens to a local charity.

Registration is required by calling (419) 447-3751 or at

Monthly Lego program set

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Lego Saturday 1-3 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

The event is for all ages and families to create their own Lego creations. The library is to provide Duplo Blocks for children ages 2-4 years old and Legos for children 4 and older.

February's theme is a 20 piece challenge, which encourages participants to make a Lego creation with only 20 pieces.

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

Altrusa offering scholarships

Altrusa International of Tiffin is accepting scholarship applications for Seneca County residents pursuing post-secondary education.

Applications are available at Seneca County area high school guidance offices, at or from any Tiffin Altrusa member. The deadline is April 1.

Scholarships are made possible through Altrusa fundraisers.

Help available to senior pursuing degree in education

Seneca County Retired Teachers Association is to award a scholarship to a Seneca County high school senior who plans to pursue a career in education.

Application information has been sent to area high school guidance counselors. The deadline to apply is April 12. Applications include a completed form, high school transcript, two letters of recommendation and an essay. An interview also may be requested at a later date.

The winner is to be notified after May 15.

Scholarship opportunity for girls

The Tiffin Branch of the American Association of University Women is offering scholarships to the AAUW Be Wise Camp.

The week-long residential camp for girls around Ohio is set for June 16-21 on the campus of Denison University in Granville.

Be WISE is a mathematics and science camp designed to develop interest, excitement and self-confidence in girls enrolled in the sixth and seventh grades.

The cost of the camp is $480, which included room, board, and educational materials. The Tiffin Branch of AAUW is to provide each camper with 4240 toward the total cost.

For more information or to apply, call (419) 937-1079. The deadline to return completed applications and teacher recommendation forms is March 1.

Board meeting rescheduled

Seneca East Board of Education meeting has been rescheduled from Feb. 18 to 7 p.m. Monday at the board office.

Program committee to meet Monday

The Tiffin City Board of Education's Program Committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday at the Administration Building in the conference Room.

High school parent/teacher conferences set

Parent/teacher conferences are to be by appointment 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at Columbian High School.

There will be no school Friday. All Tech Prep and Vanguard classes are to be in session and bus transportation is to be provided.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call (419) 447-6331.

Archeology class at Earth Lit Center

The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center on St. Francis Community campus is to offer an archeology class for students ages 5-10 at 3 p.m. Feb. 18 at the FELC located on the St. Francis Community campus, 200 St. Francis Ave.

The cost is $15. Students are to be able to do a dig with a chocolate chip cookie to learn the techniques used by archaeologists and then do a dinosaur dig of their own and make a 3-D dinosaur.

Students also are to be able to look at fossils and make a fossil of their own.

To register and for more information call, (419) 448-7485 or

Kindergarten registration begins at Old Fort

OLD FORT -The Old Fort Elementary School is taking registrations for kindergarten class of 2013-14 through March 15.

The child must be 5 years old by Aug. 1 to register. A Stepping into Kindergarten meeting for parents is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. March 19. Screening isApril 26 by appointment only.

For more information, call (419) 992-1024.

Kindergarten registration starts in Fostoria

FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools is to have kindergarten registration 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15 at Longfellow Elementary School, 619 Sandusky St.

Children must be 5 years old by Aug. 1 and reside in the district to be eligible for kindergarten during the 2013-14 school year.

Parents and legal guardians must bring documentation at the time of registration which includes proof of residency, the child's birth certificate or hospital record, immunization records, social security card, and custody agreement, if applicable.

A medical history form will be completed by the parent or legal guardian at the registration. Children should accompany their parent or guardian to receive a required vision and hearing screening at no charge in addition to a brief literacy assessment.

If a child needs any of the required immunizations, the Seneca County Heath Department provides weekly clinics in Fostoria and Tiffin. For information on the clinics or to schedule an appointment call, (419) 435-6673.

For more information, call (419) 436-4135.

K of C announces grant winner

FOSTORIA -The Ohio Knights of Columbus awarded St. Wendelin Catholic Schools freshman Cameron Hunter with a scholarship Feb. 7.

Scholarships are available for Catholic students in grades 9-12 attending Catholic High Schools in Ohio. This is the 17th year Knights of Columbus Scholarships have been awarded.

Area native receives award

NEW RIEGEL -Nathan Lynch of New Riegel was recognized with a Distinguished Service Award by the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches at their annual Hall of Fame Banquet held in Columbus.

This award is to acknowledge individuals who have given exceptional service to the sports of track and cross country in Ohio.

Parents learn Importance of Play

The Seneca-Wyandot Parent Mentor Program of North Central Ohio Educational Service Center and Seneca County Help me Grow Family Support Specialist are to be sponsoring "The Importance of Play," Feb. 19 at the Family Learning Center at Sentinel Career and Technology Centers, 797 E. TR 201.

The program is to be presented by Kate Plott, mental health therapist of the Wyandot Counseling Association. It is to proved parents with useful play techniques and effective parenting with children ages 3-10.

Register by calling (419) 447-7674 or (800) 549-5959

St. Wendelin senior receives racing awards

FOSTORIA - Heather Saalman, senior at St. Wendelin Catholic Schools, attended the Summit Motorsports Park Annual banquet.

Heather is the track champion in the Advanced Junior Dragster class. She was also awarded a plaque for a fifth place finish in the Accel Sportsman class, which is a street-car class.

Heather raced a 1993 Ford Mustang and was nominated and chosen as Rookie of the Year and accumulated 17 points throughout the season.

Carnival of fun and learning

Fostoria's Longfellow Elementary School is to host the Carnival for Longfellow Learners 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Longfellow Elementary.

Learning activities to help with reinforcing math and literacy skills for preschool and kindergarten students are to be featured.

The event is free, with free hot dogs, cotton candy and popcorn.

Lakota kindergarten registration

KANSAS - Residents of the Lakota Local School District who have a child who will be 5 years old by Aug. 1 may register them for kindergarten.

Registration is to be conducted at Risingsun First Church of God, 7968 US 23, Risingsun. The screening is to be April 4 and 5.

To schedule an appointment, call (419) 986-6640.

February student of the month

KANSAS - Lauren Raymond has been selected by the staff of Lakota High School as the January 2013 student of the month.

Raymond is the daughter of John and Amy Raymond of Bradner.

McPherson Middle School students of the month

CLYDE - January students of the month at McPherson Middle School are Hunter Rofkar, Madison Bannister, Alayna Barrera, Kristopher Mange, Austin Nasser and Bree Dowling.

North Central Academy awarded for clean audit

COLUMBUS -Auditor of State Dave Yost announced North Central Academy in Tiffin has received the Auditor of State Award for a clean audit report.

Heidelberg honors faculty and staff

Heidelberg University honored faculty and staff who completed milestone years of service in 2012 at the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon Jan. 31. The 34 honorees have contributed 425 years of service to the university.

In addition to the service awards, the annual Jeannine Curns Distinguished Service Awards for administrative and support staff were presented. The winner of the Curns Award for Administrative Staff is Cindy Hay, assistant registrar. Ronda Winkler, payroll officer, received the Curns Award for Support Staff.

Those receiving service awards were:

35 years: Kathryn Venema.

30 years: Gary E. Dickerson, William Reyer.

25 years: Pamela Faber.

20 years: William Grasman, Terry Magers, Ginny Mesnard.

15 years: David Kimmel, Jo-Ann Lipford Sanders, Tobey Robison, Jenny Shetterly.

10 years: Nik Boyer, Dustin Brentlinger, Donna Hefner, Lindsay Kagy, Wendy Kelbley, Linda Mapus, Ryan Musgrave, Linda Stine, James Troha.

5 years: Kyle Ardner, Trevor Bates, Kevin Bohn, Carol Dusdieker, Michael Fehlen, Chad Fitzgerald, Michael Hallett, Ashley Helmstetter, Rod Morrison, Keri Newell, Ray Pollard, Teresa Schmidt, the Rev. Paul Stark.

TU to partner with Indians

Tiffin University's School of Business is partnering with the Cleveland Indians baseball team mentoring program designed to improve student's sales skills.

According to Bonnie Tiell, TU's associate dean of graduate studies, more than 70 marketing and sport management students in four classes will be mentored this spring by Matt Clark, group's sales account executive for the Indians.

Clark is to visit the TU campus Wednesday to offer students a one-hour basic sales training seminar. TU faculty and students are to visit Cleveland's Progressive Field Feb. 27. Students are to compete individually and as groups to sell tickets to the April13-14 Indians' home stand against the Chicago White Sox.

International Dinner March 23 at TU

Tiffin University is to host its 22nd Annual International Dinner with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and dinner being served at 6:30 p.m. March 23 in the Gillmor Student Center.

This year's theme is "United Colors of TU," in honor of the peoples, cultures and colors of the world.

Tickets are $10 each. For information or to purchase tickets, call (419) 448-3369, e-mail or visit the International Student Services Office on the second floor of Franks Hall.

Genetics course offered at TU

Tiffin University is offerening a genetics course to its science program and students are learning about genes, how they are inherited using the drosophila (fruit fly) model, and how to be able to predict the outcomes of different genetic crosses.

As part of this course, students are to learn how genes are regulated, how to map genes and learn molecular techniques which are relevant to this course.

For more information, contact Sushmita Ghosh at (419) 448-3591.

Tiffin University fall dean's list

Area students on the fall semester dean's list at Tiffin University include Alex Acree, Amber Brickner, Corey Harrold and Jamie Young of Carey; Chelsea Bennett, Ryan Coutright, Elizabeth Cousino, Kellee Hensley and Scott Ruttmann of Upper Sandusky; Erica Cenkus, Alex Dority, Alyssa Millis and Dawn Stiger of Clyde; Jillissa Reesman and Amanda Zack of Attica; Shawn Davis, Katelyn Teschner and Brittany Twigg of Bettsville; James Akers, Britney Hays, Rick Zeigler of Bloomville; Donielle Crall and Schirley Justiniano of Bucyrus; Courtney Hall, Naomi Karr, Monica Murray, Roshankumar Patel, Douglas Stewart and Eva Tanner of Fostoria; Brice Taylor of Green Springs; Olivia Frantz and Amy Gosche of Kansas; Casin Spero of New Riegel; Elliott Lee and Jarron Theis of Republic; Eric Sowers of Sycamore; Quierra Adams, Hamad Al Hammadi, Nicole Arnder, Anthony Birch, Carl Bishop, Stephanie Bobotas, Brooklyn Boehler, Carli Bogard, Tiffany Bragg, Ashley Brodman, Eric Brown, Nicole Bruck, Antoinette Carter, David Chimahusky, Monique Clagg, Leslie Conley, Christine Courtney, Rafael Cuellar, Blake Debruyn, Scott Devaughn, Kelly Feasel, Cory Fowler, Richard Fox, Matthew Frank, Desirea Freshcorn, Angelica Garcia, Jaycee Garrow, Micahel Gibbons, Michael Gomez, Emmanuel Grembo, Derek Griffin, Savannah Harner, Cheyenne Hartman, Al';Licia Hill, Maria Hoepf, Chelsea Houtz, Cara Kelley Mekenna Klaiss, Deker Kneeskem, Maureen Kurtz, Xian Wen Liu, Kayla McClintock, Shanice McLellan, Heather messer, Tyler Perry, Natasha Saylors, Seth Sholl, Nakisha Small, Karlie Snyder, Merete Soeberg, Zane Troup, Benjamin Wagner, Alexander Weaver and Kershauna Young of Tiffin.

Tiffin native on Otterbein dean's list

WESTERVILLE -Ashley N. Carlisle of Tiffin was named to the dean's list at Otterbein University for the 2012 fall semester.

Columbus State Community College dean's list

COLUMBUS - Area students named to the fall semester dean's list at Columbus State Community College include Holly Nielsen of Bloomville and Joel Duress of Upper Sandusky.

Bluffton dean's list

BLUFFTON - Area students named to Bluffton University's dean's list for the fall semester include Amanda Cholodewitsch, Daniel Williams and Courtney Winger, all of Tiffin.

H-L graduate to perform in Findlay Pops concert

FINDLAY - Ryan Wood, a 2010 Hopewell-Loudon High School graduate, is to perform in The University of Findlay's Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Pops concert "Music for the Red Carpet" at 3 p.m. today in the TLB Auditorium, Winebrener Theological Seminary.

Wood, is the son of Roger and Charlene Wood, of Tiffin.

Tiffin native has hand in UF play

FINDLAY - Samantha Prenzlin, a 2008 Columbian High School graduate, is to be serve as a costume assistant in The University of Findla's performance of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" Feb. 20-24 in the John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre, located in the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts.

Prenzlin is the daughter of Nancy Prenzlin, of Tiffin.

For tickets, call (419) 434-5335.

Hospital to offer lunch 'n learn event

FOSTORIA - The next meeting of the Eat with an Expert Lunch 'n Learn series is noon-1p.m. Wednesday in the ProMedica

This month's topic is hearth health in recognition of American Heart Month with local cardiologist Paul Berlacher as the speaker.

Fostoria Community Hospital Board Room, entrance 2/first floor.

The free events are focused on educating the community about health topics, while providing participants with a chance to ask a local expert any questions they might have about the program topic.

Registration is required. To R.S.V.P., call ProMedica Wellness at (419) 436-6688 or e-mail

For more information, visit

Low vision support group to meet

St. Francis Home Inc. invites visually-impaired senior citizens to attend a support group for individuals with low vision.

The next gathering is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Home located at 182 St. Francis Avenue in Tiffin. The session is Participating in Clinical Trials, presented by Dr. David Birch, Dr. David Saperstein, Dr. Matthew Vincent, and Dr. David Wilson.

For information or to reserve a seat, call Jane Cook, director of nursing, at (419) 447-2723 or email

Fairhaven administrator receives honor

UPPER SANDUSKY - Cydney Bare, interim administrator of Fairhaven Community, has been named a fellow of the American College of Health Care Administrators, a professional society for long-term care administrators.

Becoming a fellow requires participation in professional continuing education, suitable formal education, community service and at least two years of voting membership.

Since 2009, Bare has been certified as a nursing home administrator through ACHCA and serves as president of the Ohio Chapter. Bare joined Fairhaven as interim administrator Jan. 7.

Local attorney appointed to Ohio Commodores

Attorney Karl C. Kerschner was inducted into the Association of Ohio Commodores January 17. The Association of Ohio Commodores held a cabinet luncheon in Columbus at the Athletic Club. Karl was sponsored for induction by Karen Gillmor, chairperson of the Ohio Industrial Commission.

Kerschner is the managing partner of Meyer & Kerschner Ltd., a law firm that focuses on business, financial institution, and estate planning representation. Meyer & Kerschner Ltd. was founded in Tiffin and has offices in Tiffin and Columbus.

Kerschner obtained his Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he was a member of Ohio State Law Journal. Prior to purchasing the Meyer & Kerschner Ltd., Kerschner worked with large corporate law firms in Columbus and Cincinnati. For the past 4 years, he has been named by Ohio Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for his legal work on behalf of businesses and financial institutions.

Gov. James A. Rhodes formed the Association of Ohio Commodores in 1966 for the purpose of assisting the state of Ohio in advancement in all areas contributing to the growth and development of the state and greater prosperity of its citizens.

Harassment law meeting set

Findlay Area Human Resources Association is to host a meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The meeting is to focus on developments in harassment law, including types of of harassment, conducting harassment investigations and a legal update on recent harassment decisions, presented by Heidi N. Hartman.

The meeting, which is to take place at the Findlay Country Club, 1500 Country Club Drive, Findlay, includes lunch 11:30-noon, legal update at 11:50 a.m. and a program noon-1 p.m.

Cost is $15 for FAHRA members, $20 for non-FAHRA members and $10 for students/members in transition. Regiation and payment can be made at Payment also is to be accepted as cash or check at the door.

For more information, contact Kristina Van Buskirk at (419)421-4713 or email

Dayne Vincent Williams

Dayne Vincent Williams, a 2007 Columian High School graduate and 2011 Heidelberg University graduate, was sworn into the United States Marshal Service Dec. 20, 2012, after completing training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Georgia.

Williams is the son of Benjamin R. and Shirley A. Williams.

He has been temporarily assisgned to serve out of the federal building in El Centro, Calif.



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