Lifestyle Briefs

Governor appoints local grad to Ohio Medical Board

COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed Dr Harish Kakarala, MD, FACP, FCCP, to the Ohio State Medical Board for a five-year term.

Kakarala is a Columbian High School graduate who earned his medical doctorate from North Eastern Ohio Medical University.

He is board certified in pulmonary diseases, critical care and sleep medicine, and is working in Cleveland Clinic/Akron General and is a clinical professor of medicine in NEO Medical University.

Another area appointment by DeWine is Leah R. Fishman of Bowling Green, who has been appointed to serve as a student member on the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees May 21 through May 16, 2020.

Tiffin Glass show this weekend

The Tiffin Glass Collectors Club’s 34th annual Artistry in American Glass Show and Sale is to take place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive, featuring 10 national dealers selling mid-century modern, Depression, vintage and antique glass.

Admission is $5. Attendees can learn about Tiffin glass and buy locally made items, which are good for gifts for occasions such as weddings and anniversaries.

In addition to the Pie Plate Café, serving refreshments during the show, several pop-up glass expert lectures are to take place. Visitors can participate in a silent auction at the show.

Museums featured during the show include the Tiffin Glass Museum and the Glass Heritage Gallery from Fostoria.

In addition to the show, visitors can participate in the annual banquet buffet and auction at the Empire at 138, 138 S. Washington St., at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Reservations are required and space is limited. Cost is $25 per person and cash bar. To RSVP, email museum@tiffinglass.org.

The event is hosted by the Tiffin Glass Collectors Club.

For more information, visit destinationsenecacounty.org, tiffinglass.org or the Tiffin Glass Collectors Club Museum Facebook page.

Tiffin Harmony UMC gets a new pastor

Michael Padula has been appointed pastor of Tiffin Harmony UMC, 6487 S. CR 19, effective July 1.

He succeeds Matthew Garrabrant, who is moving to Otterbein UMC in Navarre.

Padula and his wife, Rebecca, live in Republic and have five grown children. He graduated from Abilene Christian University with a bachelor of arts in 1990 and Methodist Theological School in 1996. He has pastored in Attica, Bloomville, Hopewell, Gambier Epworth, Troy Conference and West Ohio Conference.

Tiffin Harmony services are Sundays at 9:20 a.m. for Sunday School and 10:20 a.m. for worship.