Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host adult computer classes in March, April and May. Nine classes are to be offered, but space is limited, so registration is necessary. Registration is under way. The library charges $1 per class to cover copy costs, which must be paid by the time of the class.
"Intro to Excel" is 10-11:30 a.m. March 16 and is for students interested in learning the spreadsheet program. Students are to learn how to set up an address book and create a checkbook.
"Intermediate Excel" is 10-11:30 a.m. March 30. Students in the class are to review the fundamentals of Excel, work with formulas and become familiar with sorting and organizing data. Students should have a basic knowledge of Excel before taking the intermediate course.
The "Beginning Internet" class is 2-3:30 p.m. April 13 and is for those who are just learning about the Internet. Students are to learn the buttons and pull-down menus of Microsoft Internet Explorer and learn how to navigate on Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's links and resources. Students must be familiar with how to use a mouse.
"Mouse 101" is 6-7 p.m. April 19 and is to teach students how to use the mouse. Students are to distinguish between left and right clicking, double clicking and moving the mouse around.
"Beginning E-Mail" is 6-7:30 p.m. April 28. The class is to teach students about the different sites that offer free e-mail accounts and is to walk them through setting up an account. Students should be familiar with the Internet and know how to use the mouse.
"Beginning Word" is 2-3:30 p.m. May 9. Students are to learn the basics of word processing using Microsoft Word, including how to create and save documents, how to use basic Word functions and how to customize a document. Knowledge of how to use the mouse is helpful.
"Intermediate Word" is 2-3:30 p.m. May 16. Students in the Intermediate Word class are to review the fundamentals of Word as well as learn about templates, formatting and working with graphics in a Word document.
To register or for more information, call the library at (419) 447-3751.
FOSTORIA - Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is accepting donations until Feb. 19 for its semi-annual book sale. Old textbooks, Reader's Digest condensed books and soiled or mildewed items are not accepted. Money from the sale is to be used to purchase new material for the library. The sale is Feb. 24-March 1.
BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to have a "Love Stinks" party at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14 for children in grades 5-8.
The program is to last about 45 minutes to an hour. Call (419) 983-4675 or visit www.blisslibrary.org for more information.
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to host AARP's Tax-Aide program beginning in February.
The program is to be offered 9 a.m.-noon Fridays: Feb. 11 and 25, March 11 and 25, and April 8.
Appointments are required. Call the library at (419) 483-4769 to reserve a time and be reminded of the documents the tax preparers need.
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to host a puppet show for all ages at 2 p.m. Feb. 26. The half-hour program is to include three short stories: "The Lion and the Mouse," "Ask Mr. Bear" and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." Registration is not required.
For more information, visit or call youth services at Bellevue Public Library at (419) 483-0422.
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to offer its spring series of Toddler Time beginning in February.
Children, ages 1 and 2, with a parent or other adult caregiver can attend. Siblings also may come along.
The 20-minute program includes stories and activities geared to young listeners.
At the conclusion of each program, toddlers are to have a chance to interact during a short playtime, while the adults visit.
The Toddler Time series is to run for eight weeks beginning Monday. Two sessions are available, 6 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Registration is not required.
For more information about Toddler Time, visit or call youth services at (419) 483-0422.
BELLEVUE - Registration is under way for Bellevue Public Library's spring series of Preschool Story Time.
Children, ages 3-5, may attend with a parent or other adult caregiver. Although the program is aimed at 3- to 5-year-olds, parents can bring younger siblings.
The program is to include stories, songs and rhymes and is to run for eight weeks beginning Monday. The weekly programs last about 35 minutes. Two sessions are available, 7 p.m. Mondays with limited availability and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
For more information or to register for Preschool Story Time, visit or call youth services at (419) 483-0422.
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to offer its "Every Child Ready to Read Workshop for Daycare Providers and Preschool Teachers."
The workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday and is to provide information about the six early literacy skills children need to know before they can learn how to read.
Participants are to learn how to use books and other resources to prepare children in their care for reading success.
The workshop qualifies participants for Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in-service credit and is "Step Up to Quality" approved. The workshop is free.
To register, visit or call youth services at Bellevue Public Library at (419) 483-0422.
Three therapists have joined the staff at Optima Rehabilitation Services, offering clients additional occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech pathology care.
Kristen Hoke, occupational therapist, graduated from Calvert High School in 2004, from the University of Findlay with a bachelor's degree in health science in May 2008 and a master's degree in occupational therapy from University of Findlay in May 2010. She began serving Optima clients in June.
Her work includes being a part of the clinic's pain management team and helping clients from infants through geriatrics with daily living skills allowing them to function at their highest ability. Hoke also conducts home safety evaluations and makes recommendations for modifications.
Lynn Busdeker, physical therapist, with a masters degree in physical therapy in 2002 from University of Findlay and also a certified work capacity evaluator, is a 1994 Calvert High School graduate. Although she has been with Optima since 1998, she started in November 2010 in her current role. Her focus is on outpatient, home health clients along with Hoke as part of a comprehensive pain management team.
Katlyn Myers, speech language pathologist, began at Optima in June 2010. She graduated from Columbian High School in 2004 before earning her bachelors degree and masters degree in communication disorders from Bowling Green State University. She treats clients from infants to geriatrics with feeding, swallowing and language cognition. Her clients range from children with speech and language delays to traumatic brain injuries and working with the stroke population.
Optima Rehabilitation Services is located in the Medical Office Building at Tiffin Mercy Hospital, 27 St. Lawrence Ave., Suite 104, in Tiffin. For more information, call (419) 455-8600.
Community Hospice Care's training classes for volunteers are to begin March 3 and continue weekly through April 12. The classes are to be 2-4:30 p.m. in the Community Hospice Care office, 181 E. Perry St.
Hospice is looking for volunteers in the Tiffin, Attica, Fostoria, and Willard areas. Volunteers may assist with patient care, fundraising, office duties, courier services (running errands for the office), beautician services and help with pet therapy.
Classes range from the entire series for those who want to do patient care or a single class for those are interested in office work or fundraising.
For more information, call Community Hospice Care at (800) 834-8100 or (419) 447-4040; fax to (419) 447-4657 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and ask for Melissa Bowers, volunteer coordinator.
ATTICA - The Seneca East Board of Education changed its regular meeting from Feb. 21 to Feb. 14.
Seneca County Farm Bureau is to offer at least one scholarship of $500. Applications and criteria can be found and downloaded at ofbf.org/counties/seneca/.
The applicant must be a graduating senior who lives in Seneca County, and his or her parents or grandparents must be a Seneca County Farm Bureau member.
Applications should be completed and returned to Seneca County Farm Bureau, 100 Hopewell Ave., Tiffin, OH 44883 by April 15.
COLUMBUS-Applications are being accepted for the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools 2010-11 Legislative Scholarship Program.
More than $1 million in aid is being offered to help provide local high school students interested in attending one of Ohio's career colleges with the education and training needed to pursue a career in business, law, medicine, criminal justice, technology and other fields.
All high school seniors graduating from an Ohio high school in June with a "C" average or better are eligible to apply for the scholarships.
The application deadline is April 1, and each applicant must be nominated by a current member of the Ohio legislature. Students in the 13th Senate District can send their nomination forms to Senator Gayle Manning at the Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Room 38, Columbus, OH 43215.
Additional eligibility information and a complete listing of participating schools are available at www.ohiocareercolleges.org/Scholarships.html.
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. The Kohl's Department Stores Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program is to award more than $415,000 in scholarships and prizes, ranging from $50 Kohl's gift cards to $10,000 scholarships, honoring young volunteers who have made a positive impact on their communities.
Nominations for kids ages 6 to 18 are to be accepted until March 15 at kohlskids.com.
Nominators must be 21 years or older. Two nominees from each of Kohl's 1,089 stores nationwide are to win a $50 Kohl's gift card, and more than 200 are to win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education.
Ten national winners are to be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education, and Kohl's is to donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner's behalf.
NEW WASHINGTON - Buckeye Central Elementary School students who have perfect attendance are kindergarteners Chris Cox, Lexi Joseph, Kaelynn Norville, Brooklyn Songer, Kirsten Ady, Lymesha Cooley, Dylan Schwab, Garrett Vaughn and Audriy Zellner; first-graders Emilee Brown, Mya Mattox, Stella Betts, Damian Dean, Koda Kehres and Kolin Rowlinson; second-graders Martina Cornett, Marcus Novak, Dustin Sorg, Lydia Ackerman and Lucas Showman; third-graders Chris Blankenship, Drayden Gimlich, Audrey Lutz, Alex Prenzlin, Alex Young, Makenna Howard, Jacob Maxhimer, Emily VonStein, Erin Brubach, Travis Norville and Emily Sikora; and fourth-graders Shad Day, Hayley Cook, Zach Hiler, Matthew Snook and Jackson Turner.
The Clyde High School FFA chapter attended the sub district job interview competition.
Members participating in the event included freshmen Kayla Gerner, Summer Garn, Brooke Ponthavong and Diamin Heberling; sophomores Shilee Sharpe, Patrick Tea, Kayla Dales and Savannah Green; juniors Shaianne Cook, Samantha Green and Breanna Dales; and seniors Jodi Doss, Jami Miller, Bethany Pearce and Megan Shaw. Shaw, Sharpe and Ponthavong are to represent the chapter at the district level.
Alex Mestrey and Mitch Beier represented the chapter at the sub district tractor troubleshooting event. The team placed second in the event. Mestrey and Beier are to represent the chapter at the district competition in February.
CLYDE - The Clyde St. Mary School 2011 Distinguished Graduate Award honoree is Elaine Schultz, the daughter of Harold and Irene Darr of Clyde.
CLYDE - January students of the month at McPherson Middle School are sixth-graders Parker Reese and Averi Kidd, seventh-graders Jenna Hoppe and Jake Jenne and eighth-graders Kole Gundy and Alyssa Brutsche.
FINDLAY Owens Community College Findlay-area and Toledo-area campuses are to celebrate and promote the importance of literacy by enabling residents to explore life in Iran during the Islamic Revolution of the 1970s as part of a free screening and discussion of the award-winning film "Persepolis" Tuesday and Feb. 15.
The film is to be shown at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Education and Wellness Center room 111 on the Findlay-area campus. A screening of "Persepolis" is to take place at 2p.m. Feb. 15 in College Hall room 100 on the Toledo-area campus.
Each screening is to be followed by a brief discussion about the film and the literary memoir specific to growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Admission to the events is free.
For more information, call (567) 661-2987 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 2987.
FINDLAY Area residents interested in acquiring additional information about financial aid can participate in a free workshop where financial aid representatives from colleges and universities throughout northwest Ohio are to provide insight about securing federal and state assistance to any academic institution of higher learning. The program, known as College Goal Sunday, is to be at the Owens Community College Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses Feb. 13.
The event is to focus on helping students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid application as well as answer financial aid specific questions. College Goal Sunday begins at 2 p.m. in the Audio/Visual Classroom Center on the Toledo-area campus and in the Conference Center on the Findlay-area campus. Families should register prior to the event by accessing the College Goal Sunday website at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org.
For more information, call (567) 661-7378 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7378.
FREMONT - Terra Community College is to host the state-wide college financial aid event College Goal Sunday at 2 p.m. Feb. 13. The free event assists students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Families can register at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org or by calling (888) 833-1133.
While walk-ins are welcome, but registration is encouraged.
FINDLAY Owens Community College's Findlay-area campus continues the 2010-11 arts season with the theme of self-portraits through various media by artist Lisa Wolph as the library gallery presents "From Girl to Woman: My Personal Truth" exhibit, Feb. 14-March 25.
The college is to host a reception and gallery for Wolph 5-7 p.m. Feb. 15. The reception, which is free, is to take place in the Findlay-area campus library.
Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (567) 429-3088 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 3088.
ALLIANCE - Taylor Ruffing of Attica was named to the dean's list at the University of Mount Union. She is a graduate of Seneca East High School.
MILWAUKEE - Molly Souder of Fostoria has been named to the dean's list at Marquette University.
ATHENS - Local students on the dean's list at Ohio University are Kathleen McDougle, Carey; Ashleigh Mavros, Clyde; Morgan Manns, Fostoria; Jacqueline Faeth, New Riegel; Jesse Bethea, New Washington; and Sarah Hunt, Parker Woods, Katie Lang, Ellen Smith, Allison Kontak, Ethan Fuller and Elizabeth Cornicelli, Tiffin.
Christina Fox of Upper Sandusky, the daughter of Daniel and Judy Fox; Jessica Heck of Green Springs, the daughter of Michael and Carolyn Heck; Abigail Holman of Fostoria, the daughter of David and Rosalie Holman; Aaron Hurwitz of Tiffin, the son of Steven and Cathy Hurwitz; Lauren Miller of Upper Sandusky; Morgan Myers of Upper Sandusky, the daughter of Donald and Laurel Myers; Stacia Rapp of Clyde, the daughter of George and Leslie Rapp; Tricia Stansberry of Upper Sandusky, the daughter of Curtis and Ramona Stansberry; and Amber Weaver of Carey, the daughter of Joseph and Brenda Weaver.
ASHLAND - Susan McConnell of Tiffin is a reporter for the Collegian at Ashland University. She is the daughter of Douglas and Joan McConnell.
ASHLAND - Local students involved in the Alpha Phi sorority at Ashland University are Frances DiCesare of Fostoria, the daughter of Frank DiCesare and Jenny Fraley; and Stacia Rapp of Clyde, the daughter of George and Leslie Rapp.
COLUMBUS- More than 300 auctioneers and guests turned out for the Ohio Auctioneers Association's Annual Convention, Jan. 15-17 in Columbus at the Hilton Polaris Hotel, at which the organization bestowed its highest honor to one of its top auctioneers.
The Hall of Fame committee, comprised of 38 auctioneers, inducted Ned F. Gregg of Sycamore during the luncheon.
Gregg has been in the auction industry for 61 years. During that time, he has mentored and inspired many people pursuing the auction profession.
Ned holds the CAI and CAGA designations of the industry and is a member of the Enterprise Lodge No. 0579; American Legion Post No. 250; Shriner's Valley of Toledo; Eastern Star of Upper Sandusky; and Sycamore United Church of Christ.
FREMONT Researching family history can be as close as your home computer, but finding the best websites and resources can be frustrating.
The Hayes Presidential Center's Internet Genealogy I Class can help.
Sponsored by Roots
Magic, the next class is to take place 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Hayes Research Library. Cost is $10/adult and $5/students through high school. Pre-register by calling (419) 332-2081.
Head Librarian Becky Hill is to leads the new, expanded Internet Genealogy I Class. Attendees are to be provided instruction on basics of how to use free genealogical websites as they undertake researching family history.
Such Internet sources as the Center's Ohio Obituary Index, along with Family
org, Worldcat.org, Ellis
Island.org and others are to be explored in depth.
Hayes Research Library houses one of the area's most comprehensive collections of genealogy resource materials.
Staff is on hand to help with questions and advice. Computers with Internet access also are available for use.
Hayes Library offers genealogy classes on a regular basis as a means of introducing the public to its vast resources and the latest innovations in the field of genealogical research.
The next class is to take place 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Hayes Research Library.