Passport application services available
FOSTORIA- JB Tours, 545 E. Lyle St. Fostoria, is to host a passport application fair 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday.
Postmaster Sandy Rubel, from the U.S. Post Office, Kansas, is to be present to help with the application and take two regulation size photos. The photo fee is $15.
The passport book is valid for travel by air, sea or land and is valid for 10 years for adults and five for minors.
Adult passport book
Passport fee $110 + execution fee $40 = $165 for age 16 and older.
Minor passport book
Passport fee $80 + execution fee $40 = $135 for age 15 and younger.
The passport card is wallet size and cannot be used for air travel, but is valid for land and sea crossings between the U.S. and Canada, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
Adult passport card
Passport fee $30 + execution fee $40 = $85 for age 16 and older.
Minor passport card
Passport fee $15 + execution fee $40 = $70 for age 15 and younger.
Those interested are to need:
Proof of identity - such as a valid driver's license
Proof of citizenship - such as a certified copy of ones birth certificate
Social Security number
Two checks or cash to pay fees
For more information, visit www.travel.state.gov or call Rubel at (419) 986-5881 or JB Tours at (419) 435-8165.
Library board to meet
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's board of directors is to meet at noon Tuesday in Junior Home Room.
Talk about a book
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's Let's Talk About It, the book discussion group for adults, is to meet at 10:30 a.m. March 3 in Junior Home Room. The book, "The Ghost at the Table" by Suzanne Berne, is to be discussed.
Multiple copies of the book are available at the check-out desk. The event is free, and refreshments are to be provided.
For more information, call the library at (419) 447-3751 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about managing an account online
BELLEVUE - People can attend "Managing Your Library Account Online" at 11 a.m. Thursday in Bellevue Public Library's meeting room.
Registration is not required. For more information, call (419) 483-4769.
Oncologist to join Mercy Tiffin
Adnan Alkhalili, a medical oncologist, is to join Mercy Tiffin Hospital. Alkhalili provides medical oncology services in the Mercy Cancer Center, 40 Fair Lane Road, Tiffin, Wednesdays.
Board-certified in medical oncology and internal medicine, Alkhalili works with the support of Mercy's team of cancer specialists and other health care professionals to deliver a range of services including chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy/biological therapy, general medical oncology and general hematology.
For more information, call (419) 455-8102.
Mercy Tiffin to promote health
Mercy Tiffin Hospital said it plans to host a health promotion event 6:30-10:30 a.m. Feb. 21, in the McMullen Conference Center at the hospital.
The Mercy Tiffin health screen profile offered that day is to cost $25.
The profile is to include tests of BUN, calcium, creatinine, glucose level, lipid profile (cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides), liver enzymes (ALT and AST levels), potassium, WBC/RBC, hemoglobin, hematacrit and platelets. Mercy Tiffin also is to offer hemoglobin A1C for $15, PSA (for males) for $10 and TSH thyroid for $10.
Complimentary health-related services also are to be offered, including blood pressure readings, body fat analysis, nutrition counseling, heel screening for bone density, sleep improvement and spirometry screening for lung function.
An appointment is not required. Fasting for 12 hours is recommended for the health screen profile. Water and regular medications are allowed.
Test results are to be mailed to screening participants within several days of the screening. No physician orders are to be accepted. Cash or checks made out to Mercy Tiffin Hospital are accepted.
Program committee to meet
The Tiffin City Board of Education's program committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the administration building.
NR board changes meeting
NEW RIEGEL - New Riegel Board of Education's regular February meeting has been changed to 5 p.m. Monday in the office conference room.
Clyde-GS to have meeting
CLYDE - The Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District is to host a levy meeting for community input at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Clyde High School auditorium.
Mohawk FFA competes
In January, the Mohawk High School FFA chapter hosted the county job interview contest. Students from Upper Sandusky, Carey, Riverdale and Mohawk high schools competed in mock interviews. Students had to prepare a resume and cover letter, participate in an interview and write a follow-up letter.
At the county contest in Division 1, Sabrina McDermott of Mohawk placed first, Olivia Johnson of Mohawk placed second, Emily Daniel of Mohawk placed third, Dillion Davidson of Upper Sandusky placed fourth, Kim Kramer of Mohawk placed fifth and Nick Harrington of Mohawk placed sixth.
In Division 2, Catlin Pauly of Riverdale placed first, Zeb Kitzler of Upper Sandusky placed second, William Amert of Upper Sandusky placed third, Merril Wilson of Upper Sandusky placed fourth, Morgan Shane of Riverdale placed fifth, Sarah Parker of Mohawk placed sixth, Lindsay Daniel of Mohawk placed seventh, Joshua Troxler of Upper Sandusky placed eighth and Deon Morter of Mohawk placed ninth.
In Division 4, Ross Wentling of Carey placed first, Jenny Walter of Riverdale placed second, Alli Lang of Upper Sandusky placed third, Kaylea Poole of Mohawk placed fourth and Alex Colich of Mohawk placed fifth.
In Division 5, Taylor Clark from Mohawk was the lone participant and placed first.
At the sub-district contest Jan. 20 at Arlington High School, McDermott placed second in Division 1 and advanced to the district contest. Ciara Long placed fifth, Emily Daniel placed sixth and Johnson placed seventh. In Division 2, Lindsay Daniel placed sixth and Parker placed seventh. In Division 4, Poole placed sixth overall. Clark was the only participant in Division 5 and she placed first. She is to advance to the district contest.
The annual Seneca-Wyandot Area Toledo Blade Spelling Bee Finals were Jan. 30 at Tiffin Middle School. Eighty-four contestants from grades 5-8 from 16 schools competed. The four finalists are to proceed to the regional final contest.
The finalists are Cameron Hunter, a seventh-grader at St. Wendelin Elementary School; Abbey Lewallen, an eighth-grader at Union Middle School in Upper Sandusky; Spencer Hipsher, a sixth-grader at St. Wendelin Elementary School; and Katie Repp, an eighth-grader at Tiffin Middle School.
FHS music students compete
FOSTORIA - Ten Fostoria High School students participated in the Ohio Music Education Association solo and ensemble contest. Students participating were vocal soloists Zach Butcher, superior in Class C; Corissa Cramer, excellent in Class A; Taylor Krimm, superior in Class C; Coral McClellan, superior in Class C; Alexis Norris, superior in Class B; Gabrielle Rickle, superior in Class B; and Marissa Woodwoard, excellent in Class B; and instrumental soloists Mark Sierra, euphonium, superior in Class C; Matt Sierra, trumpet, excellent in Class C; and Alec Weiker, trombone, superior in Class C.
TU student honored
Bryce Kasinec, a big brother in Big Brothers Big Sisters, was honored with Seneca County's "Bridge Builder - Big of the Year" award at the organization's annual recognition dinner.
He is a student at Tiffin University.
Clyde St. Mary celebrates
CLYDE -Clyde St. Mary School celebrated Catholic Schools Week.
Kaitlyn Rakes and Miles Rakes were the winners of the Box Tops for Education competition, bringing in 671 labels. Rob Webb and Alex Kauble won the foosball competition, and Alex Kauble won the school checker contest.
Top school spellers were first-grader Andrew Kauble, second-grader Aubrey Michaels, third-grader Caleb Gillmor and Jeremy Booth for grades 4-6.
The school has rescheduled the parent luncheon and bowling event for later in February.
The students and staff ended their last official Catholic Schools Week event with a surprise for Principal Sharon Kinnear and Secretary Kay Dick. Decorated cakes with the Catholic Schools Week theme "A+ For America Catholic Schools" was presented at lunch time. Students gave them thank-you cards.
BPA students advance to state competition
Students in the Academy of Business program at Sentinel Career and Technology Center participated in the regional Business Professionals of America competition in January.
Several students from Sentinel's Senior Academy of Business program qualified for the state BPA competition in March in Columbus. The Sentinel students who are to advance to state competition include Ryan Hartsel, Bettsville High School; Hunter Breidenbach, Columbian High School; and Brittany Poole and Erin Kimmet, Hopewell-Loudon High School.
Other Sentinel BPA members who received awards were Kayla Boyd, Mohawk High School; Andy Morrow and Tony Vassalle, Columbian; and Bryan Deaton, Upper Sandusky High School.
CLYDE - Second-quarter Knights Awards at Clyde St. Mary School were given to Frannie Webb, Allie Michaels, Miles Rakes, Carter Drennen, Aerionna Ring, Will Lozier, Carsen Drennen, Kaitlin Rakes, Abby Rich, Ryan Lozier, Kendall Bailey, Aubrey Michaels, Hank Webb, Joe Rich, Tony Alvarado, Rob Webb and Allison Goodhand.
Heidelberg to host research conference
Heidelberg University is to welcome sociologist Mike Keen as the keynote speaker for the 18th annual Minds at Work student research conference Tuesday.
Keen, a Heidelberg alumnus, is professor of sociology and founding director of the Center for a Sustainable Future at Indiana University South Bend. He is the author of "Stalking the Sociological Imagination: FBI Surveillance of American Sociology," as well as several books and articles about the history of sociology in central and eastern Europe.
His lecture, "Stalking the Sociological Imagination: How J. Edgar Hoover and His FBI Help Me to Investigate the History of American Sociology," is to be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Rickly Chapel. The program is free.
The lecture is the culminating event of the university's annual research conference, during which Heidelberg students and students from other universities present the results of their research projects from an array of academic disciplines. In all, 85 students are to present their projects throughout the day, each followed by a question-and-answer period.
Kicking off Heidelberg's celebration of academic excellence was last week's annual Faculty Research Symposium, during which faculty members share their research and model presentation techniques for students.
Those presenting their work included:
Virginia Gregg and Traci Sittason Stark, "Generation XXX: Sexual Behavior, Self-Esteem, and Gender Differences among College Students."
Ken Baker, "The Round Goby in Lake Erie: A Summary of 11 Years of Scuba-based Research on the Invasive Fish Species' Distribution within the Lake's Western Basin."
Leslie Haley Wasserman, "Living with ADHD: Modifications and Adaptations for Success."
Ellen Nagy, "Impressions: First Year Students' Perceptions of College, Adams 101"
David Kimmel, "Listing the Classic Novels."
Pam Faber, "Fertility Control through the Ages."
April Beisaw, "Graves of the Susquehannock: The Enigmatic Giant Indians of Colonial Pennsylvania."
Daryl Close, "A History of the PARC System of Natural Deduction."
Marc O'Reilly, "A New Middle East? The Transformed Dynamics of a Key Region."
Ken Baker, "Employing Upperclass Students to Lead Recitation Sessions: An Assessment of a Trial Evening."
Heidelberg honors employees
Heidelberg University honored faculty and staff who completed milestone years of service in 2010 at the 15th annual recognition luncheon Feb. 1.
In addition to the service awards, Heidelberg also presented the annual Jeannine Curns Distinguished Service Awards for administrative and support staff.
The winner of the Curns Award for administrative staff was Ellen Ewing, lab technician in National Center for Water Quality Research. Katie Wise, administrative assistant for natural sciences, was the recipient of the Curns Award for support staff.
Those receiving service awards were John Bing, professor of political science, and Vicki Ohl, associate vice president for academic affairs, 35 years; Petty George, administrative assistant for the dean of students, 30 years; Kenneth Baker, professor of biology, Rita Barga, associate professor of business and political science, Barbara Specht, associate professor of clarinet and saxophone and director of orchestra, and David Weininger, provost, 25 years; Angela Giles, director of communication and media relations, 20 years; Ruth Berg, Beeghly Library OhioLINK coordinator and book processor, John Cook, associate professor of finance and accounting, Lee Martin, executive director of development, Todd Russell, HVAC technician, and Reid Thomas, HVAC technician, 15 years; Lori Arnold-Grine, associate professor of early childhood education, Bobbi Bishop, Beeghly Library circulation supervisor, Daryl Close, professor of philosophy and computer science, Daniel Cruikshanks, associate professor of graduate counseling, Linda Fatzinger, transcript specialist, Rebecca Gosche, assistant director of Stoner Health Center, Douglas McConnell, professor of composition and theory, Joan McConnell, adjunct instructor of organ, Melvin Meyer, groundskeeper, Jason Miller, associate athletic director and volleyball coach, Mary Shaffer, systems/database analyst, and Bruce Stull, lead custodian, 10 years; and Polly Cooper, coordinator of international recruiting, Virginia Gregg, associate professor of psychology, Bonnie Hushour, custodian, Yongjin Kang, assistant professor of education, Regina Kipps, custodian, Ellen Nagy, director of Academic Success Center and professor of German, Julie O'Reilly, assistant professor of communication and women's gender studies, Pierre van der Westhuizen, assistant professor of piano, and Sophia van der Westhuizen, assistant professor of piano, five years.
TU faculty member to have article published
Smart Business Cleveland magazine is to publish the article, "Global Slaves," by TU faculty member Amir H. Soas in its March issue. Soas is an associate professor at TU and professional fellow at Case Weatherhead School of Management.
BW dean's list
BEREA - Local students on the dean's list at Baldwin-Wallace College are Matthew Bowen of Attica, Melissa Hoffbauer of Bloomville, Emily Rader of Clyde, Shallon Gabel of Fostoria, and Taylor Burns, Stephanie Shockley and Zachary Szablewski of Tiffin.
Muskingum dean's list
NEW CONCORD - Kari Schultz of Bloomville is on the dean's list at Muskingum University.
OXFORD - Local students on the president's list at Miami University are Hannah Eppley, Andrea Wade and Angela Wade of Tiffin. Students on the dean's list are Robert Kistner of Burgoon, Jaclyn Miller of Green Springs, Kristina Gaietto, Joseph Scherger and Alexander Gase of Tiffin, and Brittany Molnar and Elizabeth Miller of Upper Sandusky.
OXFORD - Hannah Schank of Attica received a bachelor's degree in health and sport studies from Miami University.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Lance Dillon of Fostoria, son of Galen and Angela Dillon, received a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from Bethel University.
Students in HOPE
ASHLAND - Local students who are members of HOPE Christian Fellowship at Ashland University are Tasha Fox of Carey; Jessica Heck of Green Springs, the daughter of Michael and Carolyn Heck; and Tricia Stansberry of Upper Sandusky, the daughter of Curtis and Ramona Stansberry.
UF awards scholarships
FINDLAY Several local students received scholarships from the University of Findlay.
Calli Coppus, a 2006 graduate of Mohawk High School, was awarded the Emma May Gray '66 Scholarship, Janet Maule Swartz Scholarship and Maurice and Reva Terry Scholarship.
She is the daughter of Luana Coppus of Tiffin and John Coppus of Tiffin.
Caitlin Baker, a 2008 graduate of Bettsville High School, was awarded the Gertrude O. Anderson Scholarship. She is the daughter of Beth and Charles Baker of Kansas.
Loretta Kelbley, a 2010 graduate of New Riegel High School, was awarded the Kyla L. Wisne Memorial Choir Scholarship. She is the daughter of Nancy Kelbley of Carey and Jeff Kelbley of Fostoria.