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Sunday announcements

March 13, 2011
The Advertiser-Tribune

Library to offer knitting series

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a technique knitting class series. Participants must attend both sessions, 1:30-3:30 p.m. today and March 20.

The class is for those who already know how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. There are to be few refresher lessons at the beginning of the class. Students are to learn increases, decreases, new cast-ons and how to fix minor knitting mistakes and are to be introduced to commonly used stitch patterns. They also are to learn to cable and go over abbreviations used in patterns, if time permits.

Students should bring solid, light-colored worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles as recommended on the yarn label.

The program is free. Class size is limited to 15 people, so registration is required. Register by calling the library at (419) 447-3751 or at the circulation desk.

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 31 in Junior Home Room. The book "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield 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

Book sale upcoming

The Friends of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to have the annual book sale next month. The book sale is to be 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1 and 2 and 2-4:30 p.m. April 3 in Frost Kalnow Room. A preview for Friends of the Library members only is to be 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 31. Memberships are to be available at the door.

Adult and children's books, media items, art reproductions and miscellaneous items are to be sold during the event.

Book donations for the sale are being accepted during the library's open hours. All items must be in good condition. The book sale does not accept magazines, Reader's Digest condensed books, outdated books, paperbacks without covers, encyclopedias and textbooks.

The Friends of the Library organization supports T-SPL with money raised through the book sale and other fundraisers throughout the year. Funds raised in the past have provided financial support for the children and young adults' summer reading programs, special events for adults and major purchases such as furniture.

Tales program continues

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is having its Tales for Twos & Threes series starting Tuesday. Stories, songs and finger plays are included in the program for children 2 and 3 years old with their parents or caregivers. The sessions are 30 minutes.

There is to be a session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 15, 22 and 29, and a session at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, March 16, 23 and 30, in Frost Kalnow Room. No registration is necessary for the free events.

For more information, stop by Junior Library or call (419) 447-3751.

Learn about gardens

GREEN SPRINGS - "The Healthy Garden: Mind, Body, and Spirit" program is to be presented by Donna Foss and Elaine Mylander at the Green Springs branch of Birchard Public Library at 7 p.m. March 21. The program is to include slides and a question-and-answer session to answer spring gardening questions.

Computer classes being offered in GS

GREEN SPRINGS - The Green Springs Branch of Birchard Public Library is to offer a free series of four basic computer classes to the public in April. Citizens Online classes, offered in partnership with Connect Ohio, are designed to help beginners become more comfortable with computers and using the Internet.

In the final session, attendees are to learn to use e-mail. The 90-minute classes is to be 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28. Students enroll for all four class sessions and receive a certificate of completion at the end of the four-week series. To register, call (419) 334-7101, ext. 216.

'Minute to Win It' to challenge

BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host an afterschool event at 4:30 p.m. Monday for children in grades 5-8. They are to test children's skills on some "Minute to Win It" challenges. For more information, call (419) 983-4675 or visit

Bliss to have storytime

BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library has started storytime for children ages 3-5. Storytime includes stories, flannelboards, music, a craft and playtime. Storytime is 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays. The programs last 45 minutes to an hour. For more information, call (419) 983-4675 or visit

Toddler Time in Bloomville

BLOOMVILLE - Toddler Time has started at Bliss Memorial Public Library. Toddler Time is for children ages 1-3 and consists of short stories, fingerplays, songs and playtime. Programs are 7 p.m. Wednesdays, and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To register or for more information, call (419) 983-4675.

Library project moves forward

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library recently took another step forward in the process toward razing its vacant properties located adjacent to the library on Main Street.

Representatives from Ohio EPA and Turn-Key Environmental consultants visited the library March 2. The purpose of their visit was to conduct an investigation of the library's vacant properties as part of the Phase I grant process through Ohio EPA. Bellevue Development Corp. and city administration participated in the meeting.

As part of their study, consultants researched the history of the properties, reviewing historical records at the library and Bellevue city offices, and interviewing local property owners with knowledge of the buildings' history. Consultants are to submit a report of their findings to Ohio EPA at the completion of their work, which is expected to take about 45 days.

Once the Phase I study is complete, the project can move forward with a Phase II application to obtain Clean Ohio grant funds for demolition of the properties.

Program committee to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education's program committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the administration building.

Clyde-GS to register children

CLYDE - The 2011 kindergarten registration for Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District is to be in April. Any child who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 must attend one of the registration sessions.

Appointments are to be taken starting Monday and must be made no later than April 4. Call (419) 547-0588 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to make an appointment.

Registration is April 7 and 13 at Clyde Elementary School and April 12 at Green Springs Elementary School. Each child must accompanied by a parent or guardian when reporting for registration.

Parents must provide the child's birth certificate, immunization record, Social Security card, custody papers, if applicable, and proof of residency. The registration is to take about 45 minutes.

SE changes meeting

ATTICA - Seneca East Local School District's board of education has changed its meeting to 6 p.m. March 23 in the board office.

Craft show at Opportunity Center

Seneca County Opportunity Center is to have a craft show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the center, 780 E. CR 20. Individuals with mental and physical challenges have made many of the items, and about 50 vendors are to be set up.

Children can have photos taken with the Easter bunny for $3.

Annual brunch to be at Columbian

The annual senior citizens' brunch at Columbian High School is 9:30 a.m. March 24. All seniors 50 years and older living in the Tiffin City School District are eligible to receive free tickets.

The brunch is to be served in the high school cafeteria, and people must have a ticket to attend. The musical "Beauty and the Beast" is to be shown following the brunch around 11:30 a.m.

Tickets may be picked up at Allen Eiry Senior Center any time during regular business hours. There is a limited number of tickets available, and they are given away in person only. There is a limit of two tickets per person.

Because of limited parking around the school, people should park in the Charlotte Street lot near the softball field. There is to be a bus there to take people to the front of the school. Pickups are to begin at 8:45 am., and people are to be returned around 1:30 p.m.

FCS to have two-hour delay

This week, students in grades 7-9 at Fostoria's junior and senior high school are to be on a two-hour delay schedule. Juniors and seniors who have passed all sections of the Ohio Graduation Test also are to be starting classes on a two-hour delay, at 9:35 a.m.

All sophomores as well as juniors and seniors who have not passed any portion of the OGT are required to report to school at the regular time, 7:35 a.m., for testing each day.

OGT testing begins at 7:35 a.m., and school starts at 9:35 a.m.

During the week of delayed starts, all buses are to run at normal times. Students who need to ride the bus, but will not start school until 9:35 a.m., are to be afforded an opportunity to be involved in a study table environment during the two-hour delay in study hall.

All students who provide their own transportation are to be expected to report to class at 9:35 a.m. for their first-period class.

For more information, call (419) 436-4120 or (419) 436-4110.

NCOESC board to meet

MARION - North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors is to have its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Marion campus, 333 E. Center St.

Fostoria board to have work session

FOSTORIA - Fostoria Board of Education is to have a meeting/work session at 6 p.m. Monday at Holmes Administration Building, 500 Parkway Drive, Fostoria. Board action may be taken.

Mohawk changes prom

SYCAMORE - Mohawk High School's prom has been rescheduled. It now is 8-11 p.m. April 30.

Aging agency offering grants, scholarship

Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. is offering six $1,000 grants and one $2,500 scholarship for individuals pursuing higher education. Grants and the scholarship are made possible through revenue from sponsorships for the Area Agency on Aging annual meeting.

Grants applications are to be accepted from anyone age 18 and older. Scholarship applicants must have at least a sophomore status in an accredited technical school, college or university for the 2011-12 academic year.

For additional guidelines and application form, visit the Area Agency on Aging website at Deadline for applications is April 1.

Foundation adds scholarship funds

Tiffin Charitable Foundation has added three new funds.

Marisa Erin Paulus Memorial Fund was started by Tony and Pam Paulus in memory of their daughter. Grants are available to organizations serving at-risk children in Tiffin and Seneca County. Applications are available at the Tiffin Charitable Foundation office, 68 S. Washington St.

The Mary Lou Schultz Memorial Scholarship Fund is to award scholarships to students from Seneca County studying to become registered nurses. Mary Lou's father, Jack Schuster, and her husband, Corrie, created the fund.

Because of her devotion to CASA, preference may be given to any applicant who has received services or benefited from CASA. Applications are available at all area high schools and at the foundation office.

The St. Francis Care Center Foundation of Green Springs Scholarship Fund is to award $2,000 scholarships to students enrolled in a health care associate's degree, bachelor's degree or higher degree program and who have graduated from a Seneca County high school. Students must be enrolled in and have completed one year in a health care associate degree program or two years in a health care bachelor's degree program.

Preference is to be given students with a 3.0 or higher grade point average and who have participated in one or more extra-curricular activities during the last year.

Applications are available at the foundation office.

Scholarships available

SANDUSKY - The Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools is accepting scholarship applications on behalf of the Sandusky campus of Ohio Business College. The scholarships are offered to Ohio high school seniors graduating by June. One award of $2,500 is to be awarded for each of the following associate degree programs: accounting, business administration, human resource management, information technology or web page design, legal assistant and medical administrative assistant.

Applications are due to OACCS by April 1. For more information, contact Jill Garton at Ohio Business College by calling (888) 627-8345 or stopping by the campus located at 5202 Timber Commons Drive in Sandusky.

Art contest open for students

BOWLING GREEN U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, released information about the 2011 Congressional art competition. The competition is open to all high school students who live the Fifth Congressional District.

The artwork must be submitted by March 25 to one of the three district offices. The offices are located at 1045 N. Main St., Suite 6, Bowling Green, OH 43402-1361; 101 Clinton St., Suite 1200, Defiance, OH 43512-2165; and 11 E. Main St., Norwalk, OH 44857.

Winners are to be announced April 16 at Owens Community College's Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Walter E. Terhune Gallery. The selected artwork is to be displayed in the Capitol from June 2011-June 2012.

Artwork categories are paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.; drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink and markers; collage: must be two dimensional; prints: lithographs, silkscreen and block prints;mixed media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, etc.; computer-generated art; and photography.

For more information, contact the Defiance district office by calling (419) 782-1996 or visit

Lakota selects student of month

KANSAS - Senior Sarah Timmons is Lakota High School's student of the month for February. She is the daughter of Kurt and Lisa Timmons.

Mohawk FFA members compete

Wyandot County FFA chapters had their county public speaking contest last month. The Mohawk High School FFA chapter had four members participate at the county public speaking contest at Carey High School.

Candace Lease did the prepared speech and placed third. Jarred Shellhouse presented in the beginning prepared contest and got first. Ciara Long recited the FFA creed and placed first, and Brady Kohlenberg placed third.

The group also traveled to Cory Rawson to participate in the sub-district contest. Lease got first in the prepared event. Shellhouse placed first in beginning prepared. Long placed first again, and Kohlenberg received sixth place in the FFA creed. Lease, Shellhouse and Long advanced to the district public speaking contest.

Long presented the FFA creed and placed first, which was good enough to go to the state public speaking contest. Shellhouse gave his beginning prepared speech and placed third. Lease placed six with her prepared speech.

Wyandot FFA to have breakfast

Wyandot County FFA chapters hosted their annual agriculture leaders breakfast to cap off National FFA Week. Ellen Gilliland, District 4 state FFA president and Mohawk High School FFA member, presented a welcome on behalf of the Ohio FFA Association and county chapters. Robert Gilliland, a Mohawk FFA member, presented the invocation. Amy Jo Frost, state FFA president, talked to the crowd about her state president's trip to Argentine and the agriculture there.

McPherson students learn science

CLYDE - Feb. 23, students from McPherson Middle School participated in NASA's Math and Science Day at Kalahari. The 24 students began the event with a picture and greeting from Capt. Michael Foreman, an astronaut who has been to the International Space Station twice.

Eighth-graders at the school traveled to Cleveland for a Lake Erie Monsters hockey game. As part of their science class, students prepared for the game by learning about the slapshot and how energy is transferred to give the puck the most momentum. Staff at the "Q" asked Cara Biggs a proportional math problem that appeared on the giant screen above the rink. For answering it correctly, she received a hockey puck.

Students raise funds

During the week of Jan. 12-18, students at three area schools participated in the first Zach's Little Helpers fundraiser to benefit Special Kids Therapy. SKT is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to families with special needs children to pay for therapies or activities not covered by insurance. SKT has a corporate office in Findlay but serves children throughout Ohio. During the fundraiser, nearly $2,000 was raised for SKT by the students and local sponsors.

Angie McGinnis, current SKT board member, coordinated the fundraiser, which was a partnership between SKT and Bettsville, Lakota and New Riegel local school districts. During Special Kids Therapy week, students participated in activities designed to raise awareness about individuals with disabilities as well as the differences among people.

The students were challenged to raise money for SKT by doing chores, donating allowances and making sacrifices during the week. The top five individual fundraisers are to receive prizes, and the classroom at each school that raised the most money earned a free ice cream sundae party. In addition, winners from an essay contest also are to receive prizes. Finally, any student who raised at least $20 for SKT is to be given a free Zach's Little Helpers T-shirt.

The fundraiser is named in memory of Zachary McGinnis, son of McGinnis, who died in 2005 at the age of 1 following a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare genetic disorder.

"Ever since Zach died, I have wanted to do a fundraising event in his memory to benefit others. After joining the SKT board, I saw a wonderful opportunity to honor Zach's life while helping special needs children," McGinnis said.

McGinnis plans to make Zach's Little Helpers a yearly fundraiser and has confirmation from Bettsville, Lakota and New Riegel schools that they want to continue to participate in the event.

Any school interested in participating in the fundraiser next year can call (419) 422-5607. To learn more about SKT or to donate to the organization, visit

Students place at SkillsUSA

A delegation of 43 students, 34 student assistants and all staff members represented and assisted Sentinel Career and Technology Center at the Northwest Ohio Regional SkillsUSA competition and conference that was at Sentinel last month. Twenty-seven students qualified to advance to the Ohio SkillsUSA competition April 29-30 in Columbus by placing first, second or third in their skill competitions.

Twenty students placed first in their competition, including: Chance Brickner, collision repair, senior collision repair technology from Hopewell-Loudon High School; Zoe' Dolch, extemporaneous speaking, junior cosmetology from Columbian High School; Austin Harrison, industrial motor control, junior electrical trades from Hopewell-Loudon; Brandon Hicks, carpentry, junior building/construction trades from Columbian; Devin Kelly, automotive technician, senior automotive technology from Upper Sandusky High School; Jacob Kline, automotive refinishing, senior collision repair technology from Mohawk High School; Nathan Somers, computer maintenance, junior CCNT from Calvert High School; Tyler Tyree, criminal justice, junior public safety from Hopewell-Loudon; Tori Watson, nurse assisting, senior medical technology from Columbian; the crime scene investigation team, all members are from senior public safety and include Ben Hoyda II and Kelsey Sewell from Columbian and Dakota Wright from Bettsville High School; the health knowledge bowl team of Jessica Livesay, senior medical technology from Hopewell-Loudon, Melanie Scherger, junior medical technology from St. Wendelin High School, Mark Schock, senior medical technology from Seneca East High School, and Daytona Swartz, junior medical technology from Upper Sandusky; and the Teamworks Team of Daniel Arbogast, senior building/construction trades from New Riegel High School, Zachary Bouillon, senior building trades from New Riegel, Mason Gaietto, senior electrical trades from Old Fort High School, and Andrew Mack, senior building/construction trades from New Riegel.

Second-place winners included Brett Steinhauer, Job Skill Demo Open, senior building/construction trades from Mohawk, and Renee Wise, nurse assisting, senior medical technology from Columbian.

Third-place winners included Macy Britton, Job Skill Demo A, senior medical technology from Upper Sandusky; Drew Cassidy, welding, senior welding and fabrication technology from New Riegel; Alison Siesel, job interview, senior cosmetology from Seneca East; and the promotional bulletin board team of Shailee Bentz, junior CCNT from Hopewell-Loudon, and Ian Huth-Fretz, junior CCNT from Calvert.

Other Sentinel students who participated included, from Calvert, Kristoffer Burkart, senior precision machining; from Columbian, Aaron Gooding, senior electrical trades, Adalia Jackson, senior cosmetology, Abby Lang, senior cosmetology, William Roe, junior medical technology, and Danielle Snyder, junior medical technology; from Fostoria High School, Kendra Bechtel, junior medical technology; from Mohawk, Shayle Freeman, senior cosmetology, Kalene Goist, junior medical technology, Jamie Spoon, senior cosmetology, and Angela Steen, senior computer-aided design; from New Riegel, Jacob Lucius, junior precision machining; and from Upper Sandusky, Melissa Benjamin, senior computer-aided design, Drew Bomer, senior cosmetology, Jordan Brinson, senior public safety, and Derek Voorheis, senior precision machining.

Sentinel is to send a delegation of about 55 students to the Ohio SkillsUSA State Competition and Conference. Students who place first in their category at the state competition are to advance to national competition.

McPherson honors students

CLYDE - Students of the month for February at McPherson Middle School are Morgan Bannister and Matthew Baker, sixth-graders; Alexis Willis and Brendan Ross, seventh-graders; and Kayla Brown and Collin Mange, eighth-graders.

Calvert quiz team places first

The junior high school quiz team from Calvert Catholic School finished in first place in a tournament at Immaculate Conception School in Bellevue March 2. They competed against other area Catholic schools and took home the traveling trophy for the second year in a row. Participants were Kory Wise, Derrick Sowers, Jacob Zimmerman, Jack Burtis, Phillip Boes, Michael Smith, Morgan Smith, Danielle Kontak, Drew Ritzler and Jacob Vera. The team is coached by Sister Rita Mae.

Lakota honors students

BURGOON - Lakota Middle School's students of the month are Alec Tefft and Kelsey Johnson, sixth-graders; Josh Short and Aubrey Bickford, seventh-graders; and Simon Jay and Allyson Schoendorf, eighth-graders.

'Berg to host buffet lunch

Heidelberg University's annual spring open house buffet is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday in Hoernemann Refectory.

The buffet menu includes cod, herbed chicken with parmesan cream sauce, roasted red-skin potatoes, orzo pasta with spinach, pine nuts and roasted red peppers, zucchini and tomato saute, Prince Edward vegetables, specialty spring salads and blossoming desserts.

The cost is $8.50 per person. Reservations are due Tuesday by calling (419) 448-2329.

UF to host info session

FINDLAY - The University of Findlay is to host a health informatics session 5-6 p.m. Tuesday in Winebrenner Theological Seminary.

It is free to attend the information session for the university's newest graduate certificate program.

For more information, call (419) 434-5594 or visit

UF to celebrate agriculture

FINDLAY - The University of Findlay College of Sciences and Block and Bridle Club are to co-sponsor an afternoon event to celebrate National Agriculture Day, 4-7 p.m. Tuesday. It is the first year for the event to be on campus.

The main goal of the event is to promote agricultural awareness, education and societal value. The event is to be outside on the Cory Street Mall. Admission is free, and sandwiches are to be served.

UF to host technology event

FINDLAY - The University of Findlay's College of Education is to host an event highlighting the technological world in which American tweens, teens and early 20-somethings have become submerged. "Totally Wired Teens" is to be presented 7-8 p.m. Thursday by award-winning blogger Anastasia Goodstein in Winebrenner Theological Seminary, TLB Auditorium. Admission is free.

For more information about the event, contact Julie McIntosh, dean of College of Education, at (419) 434-4062 or

Pitts to speak at UF

FINDLAY Byron Pitts, contributing correspondent for "60 Minutes" and "CBS News" chief national correspondent, has been chosen as the first presenter in the Dr. and Mrs. DeBow Freed Contemporary Christian Lecture Series at the University of Findlay.

He is to speak at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Convocation Center, with a book signing to follow the presentation in the seminary atrium.

Following the inaugural presentation, the series is to continue to invite nationally known speakers to explore the nature of possible Christian responses to existing and emerging contemporary issues.

ODU having career expo

COLUMBUS - Ohio Dominican University's Learning Enhanced Adult Degree program is offering its second annual career expo. It is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 6 in LEAD's building, 2600 Airport Drive, Columbus.

The event is to offer attendees the opportunity to talk to company representatives about job opportunities. There is no cost to attend, and no registration is necessary.

Owens to host Women's History Month panel

FINDLAY Area residents interested in gaining insight into how four women who are leaders in the community overcame obstacles and achieved success in pursuit of personal and professional goals can attend a free Women's History Month panel discussion at the Owens Community College Findlay-area campus Tuesday.

The panel discussion is in conjunction with the college's ongoing Brown Bag Luncheon series. The presentation is 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Conference Center. Admission to the event is free.

Flagship Niagara to be campus

ERIE, Pa. The Flagship Niagara is to serve as a floating college campus this summer and enable students to engage in an environmental science voyage on the Great Lakes. The program is to provide college students with an experiential learning opportunity. Participating students come from Walsh University, Canton; Heidelberg University, Tiffin; Niagara University, Buffalo, N.Y.; State University of New York College at Fredonia, Fredonia, N.Y.; Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, Pa.; and Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa.

Professors from the schools spent more than six months creating a course for the Flagship Niagara that focuses on biology, ecology, chemistry and natural history. Four professors are to team-teach the course, and Ken Krieger from Heidelberg is among them.

The three-week voyage is to begin in Erie, Pa., July 26 and conclude in Chicago Aug. 15.

UF alum to present program

FINDLAY Jorge Figueroa, an alumnus of the University of Findlay, is to present "Emerging Technologies in the ESL Classroom" at 7 p.m. March 22 in Brewer Lecture Hall, located in Brewer Center for Health Sciences on campus.

Residents complete academy

FREMONT - Area residents completed Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy at Terra Community College.

Those who complete Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission's educational and legal requirements are eligible to sit for the state certification exam.

Graduates include Zach Stumpf, Fostoria; Kyle Musa, Rian Myers and Robert Ward, Tiffin; and Shawn Beckley, Upper Sandusky.

Wooster dean's list

WOOSTER - Meghan O'Brien, a graduate of Columbian High School and Tiffin native, was named to the dean's list at College of Wooster.

UF dean's list

Local students on the dean's list at the University of Findlay are Natalie Baldridge, Erika Blair, Rachel Conley, Scott Harrold, James Hawkins Jr., Camilla Jesko, Loretta Kelbley, Tessa Kelbley, Jana Kemerley, Amy Littlejohn, Eric Perkins, Bridgett Roszman and Derek Sherman, Carey; Trista Baker, Kyla Frey, Jordan Karg, Ina Latham, Dayna Lessig and Angela Smith, Upper Sandusky; Shannon Ball, Jennifer Drossman and Kellie Potts, Clyde; Samantha Holman and Morgan Podach, Risingsun; Alyssa Marshall and Taylor Mathias, Alvada; Simon Bernard and Derek Wurm, Attica; Jessica F. Lynch, Bascom; Megan Florence, Bloomville; Tabatha Clawson, Gavin Feucht, Brent Hoerig, Alisha Holman, Jacinda Jones, Michelle Kinn, Marina Nye, Keri Seel and Debra Ward, Fostoria; Jessica Burkett, Green Springs; Caitlin Baker, Kansas; Alison Niedermier, Republic; and Katherine Britton, Eric Brown, Calli Coppus, Anthony Ferstler, Mariah Hohman, Nathaniel Kurtz, Jessica M. Lynch, Scott West and Ryan Wood, Tiffin.

Hocking dean's list

NELSONVILLE - Jason Bouillon of New Riegel and Steven Scherger of Tiffin are on the dean's list at Hocking College.

OWU dean's list

DELAWARE - Local students named to the dean's list at Ohio Wesleyan University are Hannah Palicka of Clyde, a graduate of Clyde Senior High School; Logan Markins of Fostoria, a graduate of Fostoria High School; Hannah Davies of Tiffin, a graduate of Columbian High School; Brittany Lutz of Attica, a graduate of Seneca East High School; and Rachel Martin of Tiffin, a graduate of Columbian.

Tiffin native honored

COLUMBUS - Megan McClung of Tiffin received The Robert Ruffolo Jr. Scholarship at Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University.

Mathias awarded scholarship

FINDLAY Kylie Mathias, a student at New Riegel High School, was awarded a competitive scholarship at the University of Findlay's Scholarship Day Jan. 22. She is the daughter of Nancy and Paul Mathias of New Riegel.

Wood performs in UF's Pops concert

FINDLAY Ryan Wood, a 2010 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, performed in the University of Findlay's Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Pops concert "Great Songwriters, Great Songs." He is the son of Roger and Charlene Wood of Tiffin.

Tiffin native back

in the classroom

There's just something about teaching that appeals to Tiffin resident Tonya Breidenbach.

The one-time associate professor at Terra Community College recently left the private sector to get back to the classroom. This time, however, she's working with younger students at Fremont Technology Center.

"I absolutely love being back in the classroom," she said. "The first two years I spent in industry after leaving Terra were good as my responsibilities and work were constantly changing but I never felt as happy as I did when I was teaching."

Breidenbach and her husband, Eric, have two daughters.

Student art on display at UF

FINDLAY - Two University of Findlay seniors are to have their work on exhibit Monday through March 23 in Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery, located in Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion.

Chani Marquis is from Kenton, and Angela Smith is from Upper Sandusky. An artists reception is 2-4 p.m. March 20 in the gallery.

Gallery hours during the exhibit are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. every day.



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