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Sunday announcements

May 13, 2013
The Advertiser-Tribune

MOPS sets next meeting

MOPS at the Y is to meet 9-11 a.m. May 23 for "Five Thoughts on Faith." Activities include secret sister gift exchange, MOPS bucks raffle and induction of new steering team members. Breakfast and childcare are provided.

"What a Beautiful Mess" is next year's theme and registration for Classic MOPS, Teen MOPS and MomsNext is open. For registration information, call (740) 361-0230.

MOPS is to meet at Hedges-Boyer Park for summer play dates at 9:30 a.m. June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25, Aug. 8 and 22.


Bloomville Alumni Banquet

The 1963 graduation class is to host the 103rd Bloomville High School Alumni Banquet May 25 at the Bloomville Community Center. Reminiscing and hors d'oeuvres begin at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. The cost is $13.

Classes honored will be 1963, 1953, 1943 and 1938. Any memorabilia is welcome.

Those wishing to attend can send their reservation and money, along with their graduating date, to Susan Ziegler, 5051 E. CR 12, Bloomville, OH 44818, by Wednesday. For more information, call (419) 983-2944.

School committee to meet

The Tiffin City Board of Educcation's Program Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Monday at the Administration Building, 244 S. Monroe St.

Mohawk board sets public hearing

The Mohawk Board of Education is to meet for a public hearing June 17 for the consideration of reemployment of retiring teacher, Kathy Lundy, for the position of kindergarten teacher for the 2013-14 school year.

Tiffin students of the month

Tiffin Middle School has announced students of the month for April and May.

In April, the students included Sydney Trevino, Meghan Gillikin, Mackenzie Gilliland, Blaine Focht, Autumn Pryor, Todd Simonds, Avery Wilson, Joey Zepeda, Emily Bogard, Jeffery Morehart, Jessica Schock and Tyler Tobin.

In May, students included Donnell Brockington, McKinsey Priddy Smith, Talonn Haller, Kendra Sours, Alice Demith, Anna Fletcher, Logan O'Donnell, Emily Yoder, Daniel Bupp, Auston Obringer, Shayla Thomas and Misty Waters.

Clyde students of the month

CLYDE - McPherson Middle School, of Clyde-Green Springs Schools, has named its April Students of the Month.

Students include Ben Hohenstein, Kearstin Houghton, Jordan Roberts, Austin Ott, Mikayla Overmyer and Austin Pinnell.

Korean War veterans to speak

FOSTORIA - Korean War veterans Don Van Renterghem and Ray Jameson are to visit St. Wendelin Catholic School on May 13 to speak to the World History classes and share their roles in the war and discuss with students about the war.

Math winners announced

The 2013 Math Game "24" was May 7 at Tiffin University.

Winners were:

Sixth graders - Amber Eubant of Old Fort School, placed first; Jillian Allgyre of Seneca East School, place second; and Gabe Reyes of Tiffin Middle School, placed third.

Fifth graders - Sydney Fortney, placed first; Corbin Hite, placed second; and Ben Smith, placed third. All were from from Noble Elementary.

Fourth graders - Hayden Carter of Noble Elementary, placed first; Noah Gibson of Noble Elementary, placed second; and Sam Kin of Calvert, placed third.

Academic honorary inducts 51 at HU

The spring Alpha Lambda Delta induction ceremony was conducted for 51 Heidelberg University freshmen and sophomores April 28.

ALD is the national freshman scholastic honorary society. Initiates must have a 3.5 GPA and must be in the top 20 percent of their class.

Wine-tasting, silent auction benefits HU

The first-ever campus fundraising event for the Heidelberg Fund was a success.

Heidelberg Uncorked: Sip, Savor, Support, a wine-tasting and silent auction April 20 in the Saurwein Health & Wellness Center, generated $30,000 for the Heidelberg Fund, which supports student academic needs and co-curricular opportunities. About 180 people attended the event.

El Salvador bishop visits Heidelberg

Medardo Gomez, the Lutheran bishop of El Salvador, visited Heidelberg University April 26 and gave presentations to classes including Spanish, honors, Latin American history and contemporary Christian thought. He also addressed the Northwest Ohio Association annual meeting at Trinity United Church of Christ, Tiffin.

Education students hear about living with autism

A group of Heidelberg University education majors, faculty and staff heard the inspiring story of Temple Grandin about her experience living with autism at the Tennessee Autism & Asperger's Conference in Knoxville, Tenn., April 12.

Fireside Cafe Pub announces hours

Fireside Cafe Pub, inside The University Commons on the campus of Heidelberg University, will begin its summer schedule Monday.

The cafe will be open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday and the cafe is to serve dinner 4-9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday beginning May 23.

HU staffer shares expertise

R. Peter Richards, senior research scientist with the National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University, was an expert participant in a teleconference related to release of a new National Wildlife Federation report, Taken by Storm: How Heavy Rain is Worsening Algal Blooms in Lake Erie, April 25.

'Berg's O'Reilly on research conference panel

Marc O'Reilly, associate professor of political science at Heidelberg University, served as a chairman and discussant on a democratization panel at the Walsh University annual Undergraduate Student Research Conference in North Canton recently.

'Berg English prof publishes poem

Heidelberg University English Professor Bill Reyer has had a poem published in the anthology, "Everything Stops and Listens," published by the Ohio Poetry Association.

Reyer's poem, "Hands Like Wild Birds: After the Mocking of Christ," was inspired by a painting by Fra Angelic.

Heidelberg honors area women

As part of its semi-annual Patricia Adams Lecture Series, Heidelberg University recognized nine local and area women as Women of Achievement for their contributions to their companies and communities.

"Celebrating Successful Women" honored Tiffinites Anne Martin, Anne Zimmerman and Deb Martorana for their record of service within their organizations. Other honorees have led a successful program or project, developed a new initiative or process or performed her responsibilities in exemplary ways.

Other honorees were:

Martha Rothey, development officer for the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation

Renay Scott, vice president/provost of Owens Community College (Findlay-area campus).

Leigh Esper, executive director of The Arts Partnership of Findlay.

Diane Huffman, attorney and partner, Spitler-Huffman Law.

Sheri Murphy, director of Hancock Leadership and Hancock Youth Leadership.

Jane Marie Rahe, assistant vice president and wealth management advisor, Fifth Third Bank.

Terra to help train older workers

FREMONT -Terra State Community College was recently chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in healthcare, education and social services. The program is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges.

Time to register for KidsCollege

FREMONT -With summer break right around the corner, Terra State Community College suggests parents consider sending children to Kids-College at the school.

Registration has begun for KidsCollege 2013 which runs from July 15 through 18.

For an entire schedule, visit or call (800) 826-2431.

Owens scholarship winners

FINDLAY - Owens Community College Foundation has awarded more than $156,000 in scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year to students for their outstanding achievements.

President Daniel H. Brown Scholarship winners included Krista Roberts of Fostoria, who received a $900 scholarship.

Findlay Accounting Scholarship winners included Lorena Walton of Upper Sandusky who received a $400 scholarship.

The Darla Johannsen Scholarship winners included Holly Smith of New Riegel, who received a $750 scholarship.

Post-Secondary Option Book Scholarship winners included Chelsee Beck of Fostoria and Erin Sehlhorst of Tiffin, who each received a $450 scholarship.

Slade Wielinski Memorial Scholarship winners included Jose Martinez of Fostoria, who received a $500 scholarship.

The Art and Connie Smith Honors Scholarship winners included Paige Durst of Fostoria, who received a $480 scholarship.

Locals part of UF symposium

FINDLAY -Local students participated in the University of Findlay's Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity.

Those participating included Rachel Conely and Derek Sherman, both of Carey; Jessica Lynch of Bascom; Ivy Billings, Alexandria Bishop, Michael Copas, Keri Seel, Elliott Shaffer, all of Fostoria; Caitlin Baker of Kansas, Katherine Britton, Mariah Hohman, Kylie Stout and Ryan Wood, all of Tiffin.

Local graduates at 17 from Owens

FINDLAY -Tiffin resident and business management technology major, Julia Parkins, 17, graduated from Owens Community College with an associate's degree in marketing, prior to graduating from Tiffin Columbian High School in June.

After completing her education at Owens and Tiffin Columbian, Parkins will attend The Ohio State University in the fall and set her sights on a bachelor's degree in marketing.

Local student wins scholarships to CSU

CLEVELAND Shelbie Arnold, of Tiffin, received a Freshman Scholars Award from Cleveland State University.

Walton Realty wins awards

Doug Walton and Paul Wagner recently returned from United Country Real Estate auction and real estate program/convention and awards event in Fort Worth, Texas. The weeklong program had continuing education with top producers in the auction and real estate field.

United Country Walton Realty & Auction Co., Upper Sandusky, ranked 32 out of more than 500 offices nationwide. They received the Summit Award, Listing Consistency Award and Agency Award.

Walton Realty covers Central and Northern Ohio. They have licensed auctioneers for Ohio, Indiana and soon to be West Virginia.


Corporate One to add service

Corporate One Benefits has announced Laura Vitt now is the company's worksite product specialist focusing on voluntary benefit products. Vitt has been with Corporate One for more than 3 years and has 9 years' insurance experience with voluntary products.

Corporate One offers voluntary employee-paid benefits through carriers such as AFLAC, Guardian, Allstate and UNUM.

For more information regarding regarding voluntary worksite benefits, contact Vitt at (888) 435-1234 or

P.T. Services adds new manager

P.T. Services Rehabilitation has announced the employment of Ed Treft as business development manager at the Tiffin corporate office, 2550 S. SR 100.

Treft is to assist in developing new hospital growth opportunities and integrating those ventures with the business operations and corporate strategy of P.T. Services. He also is to assist P.T. Services to navigate and adjust to changes in the rehabilitation industry, including the impact of the new health care law.

He said P.T. Services is planning to expand into West Virginia and Kentucky, and is pursing growth opportunities in Michigan and Indiana. Treft said the company will continue to focus on partnerships with smaller hospitals and facilities.

Treft has experience in senior-level marketing and promotion experience, most recently as training development manager with the U.S. Army Virtual Recruiting Center. He also has served as a health care recruiter for the U.S. Army and a national sales manager for an appliance company.

Treft is pursuing a doctoral degree in management from Sullivan University, and holds a master degree in business administration from Tiffin University. He earned a bachelor degree in applied management from Tri-State University, and served in the U.S. Army for 22 years.

Get vaccinated

from pneumococcal disease

The Seneca County General Health District wants to remind residents to get themselves and their children immunized against pneumococcal disease.

Pneumococcal disease is an illness caused by bacteria. Many times it is mild, but it also may be series, leading to disability or death. Children younger than 2 are at highest risk.

More than 4,800 cased of serious pneumoccal disease occur every year in children 5 years old and younger. About one in 10 children who get pneumoccal meningitis dies.

Pneumococcal disease spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Children carry the bacteria in their nose and throat and can spread the bacteria without being sick.

There are two vaccines available to protect against the bacteria. Prevnar 13 vaccine for infants is routinely given at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months and 12-18 months. Pneumonia vaccine often is given to adults older than 65, high-risk adults and high-risk children.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the health department at (419) 447-3691, (419) 435-6673 or (800) 698-3691.

Summer grief camp scheduled

Community Hospice Care and Hospice of Wyandot County are to host the annual summer bereavement camp, "Exploring Life's Challenges." It runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 18-21.

The program is a camp designed for youth 5-15 years old who are grieving with the loss of someone close to them. The four-day camp includes activities combined with grief education and emotional support, facilited by grief professtionals and trained volunteers.

The majority of the suppolies are donated, and some of the expenses including food and beverages for campers and staff, craft supplies and use of the Francisan Earth Litercy Center for a day. The cost is $15, however no child is turned away due to inability to pay.

For more information, to register or to donate toward to the program, call (419) 447-4040 or email info@communityhospice

Hospice staffers attend workshop

Melissa Bowers, volunteer coordinator, and Mikki King, performance improvement coordinator, both of Community Hospice Care, attended "Don't let your dog eat your planner" workshop April 26, presented by Pat Snyder. The workshop was sponsored by Altrusa International at Christ's Church, Tiffin.

The three-hour workshop used principles of positive psychology to increase well-being and ability to recover from setbacks and transitions. Humor and resilience were discussed as coping mechanisms for stressful situations.



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