T-SPL adds scanner
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library had added a public scanner to the library's services.
The Book Scan Station, located in Adult Reading Room, can scan any color or black and white book, magazine, photograph or document and save it as a file that can be e-mailed, put on a memory stick, printed, searched, retrieved and edited. Files can be saved as a JPEG, TIFF, PDF, SPDF, WORD or HTML in color or black and white. Files can be printed at a cost of 25 cents per page.
The scanner already has reduced paper usage at the library and is free to all T-SPL patrons.
For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit at information desk.
T-SPL selling bags
In an ongoing effort to become green, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library now is to sell reusable bags instead of giving away plastic bags. The green reusable bags are provided by Friends of the Library and can be purchased at the check-out desk for $2.
For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit the check-out desk.
H-L board changes meeting
BASCOM - The Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education's regular meeting for Wednesday has been rescheduled to 6 p.m. May 16 in the school's distance learning lab. Following the board meeting, a state of the schools meeting is to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Along with an update about district finances and the state budget, the progress of the new K-12 building project is to discussed.
NCOESC to meet
MARION - The May meeting of the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors is to be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Marion office, 333 E. Center St.
Boards to meet
The North Central Academy board is to meet at 7:30 a.m. May 20 at the new location of North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 W. Market St., Tiffin. The North Central Academy Fremont board is to meet at 8 a.m. May 20, also at the new office.
NCA to have open house
North Central Academy is to host an open house 6-8 p.m. May 19 at its new location, 928 W. Market St., suite B, Tiffin. North Central Academy is a free public school for students in Seneca County and surrounding counties for grades 6-12. The course of study is personalized for each student. For more information, call (419) 448-5786 or visit www.northcentralacademy.org.
Columbian drops 2 OAC matches
Toledo St. Francis won Ohio Academic Competition's northwest regional. Columbian High School lost 26-21 to Willard High School and 29-24 to St. Paul.
SE may rehire employees
ATTICA - Seneca East Board of Education may hire Judy Schaaf, Dianne Canode and Judy Watson to serve in the same capacity for the school district in 2011-12 as they did in 2010-11.
For more information, call (419) 426-1851.
TMS honors students
Tiffin Middle School's students of the month for March are Jada Reaves, Caitlyn Hoffbauer, Adrian Jones, Kamryn Sharlow, Roni Daughenbaugh, Beth Mattia, Chelsea Depinet, Kaleigh Abbott, Allyson Brisendine, Makayla Moore, Abrie Smith and Megan Bauer.
Sentinel students compete
Thirteen Sentinel Career and Technology Center students qualified to compete at the national SkillsUSA competition, including Chance Brickner, collision repair technology senior, Hopewell-Loudon High School, first in collision repair; Jacob Kline, collision repair technology senior, Mohawk High School, first in automotive refinishing; Nathan Somers, computer communications/network technician junior, Calvert High School, first in computer maintenance; Derek Voorheis, precision machining senior, Upper Sandusky High School, first in CNC turning; Philipp Wade, CCNT senior, Calvert, first in computer programming; the health knowledge bowl team placed first in their competition with team members medical technology seniors, Jessica Livesay, Hopewell-Loudon, and Mark Schock, Seneca East High School, and juniors Melanie Scherger, St. Wendelin High School, and Daytona Swartz, Upper Sandusky; and the TeamWorks Team also placed first in their competition with team members building trades seniors Daniel Arbogast, Zachary Bouillon and Andrew Mack, New Riegel High School, and electrical trades senior Mason Gaietto, Old Fort High School.
Receiving second place silver ratings were Eric Bishop, building trades senior, Columbian, in plumbing; Brandon Hicks, building trades junior, Columbian, in carpentry; Devin Kelly, automotive technology senior, Upper Sandusky, in automotive service technician; the Tech Prep showcase team-health, Courtney Coppus, medical technology senior from Hopewell-Loudon, Angela Martin, medical technology senior from Columbian and Katlyn Nagel, medical technology senior from Seneca East.
Third place bronze ratings were awarded to Brett Steinhauer, building trades senior from Mohawk, Job Skill Demo Open; and the crime scene investigation team, with public safety seniors, Ben Hoyda, Columbian, Kelsey Sewell, Columbian, and Dakota Wright, Bettsville High School.
During the concluding awards program, the Sentinel SkillsUSA chapter received the Outstanding Chapter Achievement Award in recognition of the chapter's member participation at the local, regional, state and national levels. The chapter also was evaluated on professional development of members, community service projects, public relations and local championships activities.
Other students who participated included Eric Bender, building trades senior, Bettsville; Shailee Bentz; CCNT junior, Hopewell-Loudon; Eric Boes, computer-aided design senior, Mohawk; Seth Bouillon, building trades junior, New Riegel; Macy Britton, medical technology senior, Upper Sandusky; Drew Cassidy, welding senior, New Riegel; Holden Chester, precision machining junior, Columbian; Aaron Christian, CCNT junior, Seneca East; John Conn, CCNT junior, Upper Sandusky; Emilena Daniel, cosmetology senior, Hopewell-Loudon; Zoe' Dolch, cosmetology junior, Columbian; Patrick Faber, precision machining senior, New Riegel; Sarah Faber, cosmetology sophomore afternoon, New Riegel; Kyle Fox, CCNT senior, Mohawk; Matthew Frankforther, electrical trades senior, Hopewell-Loudon; Kain Gooding, CCNT junior, Columbian; Austin Harrison, electrical trades junior, Hopewell-Loudon; Justin Hays, CCNT junior, Seneca East; Ian Huth-Fretz, CCNT junior, Calvert; Tyler Johnson, electrical trades senior, Seneca East; Lindsey Kessler, medical technology senior, Upper Sandusky; Abby Lang, cosmetology senior, Columbian; Trevor Nye, building trades junior, New Riegel; Cody Runion, CCNT junior, Columbian; Nathan Schalk, building trades senior, New Riegel; Alison Siesel, cosmetology senior, Seneca East; Angela Steen, computer-aided design senior, Mohawk; Tyler Tyree, public safety junior, Hopewell-Loudon; Tori Watson, medical technology senior, Columbian; Paige Webb, collision repair technology junior, Old Fort; and Renee Wise, medical technology senior, Columbian.
The students were accompanied by advisers Greg Bodkin, public safety; Nichole England, cosmetology; Scott Gilbert, CCNT; Ron Huffman, precision machining; Jody Keegan, automotive technology; Sandy Reinhart, medical technology; Tom Renninger, electrical trades; Carl Rusch, collision repair; Aaron Thompson, building trades; Bryan Zimmerman, Sentinel's assistant director; and Elissa Heal, director.
Reinbolt to participate in STEM program
Grant Reinbolt, a student at Tiffin Middle School, is to participate in the U.S. Naval Academy's summer Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics program.
Students inducted in Fostoria Junior High School's National Junior Honor Society are Brystan Baeder, Alysha Baney, Hariket Bilodiya, Nolan Gilts, Samuel Grine, Makenzie Nelson, Isabel Pichardo, Jeremy Roddy, Samantha Rusk, Paola Sanchez, Logan Shackelford, Caleb Twining, Cierra Valenti, Olivia Valenti, Dylan Weimerskirch and Tashana Williams.
North Central awards scholarships
North Central Electric awarded $9,000 in scholarships as part of its scholarship award programs. Each year high school seniors, whose parents or guardians are North Central member-owners, have the opportunity to vie for a college scholarship.
Jacob Ruffing, 18, of Seneca East High School, and Kylie Mathias, 17, of New Riegel High School, took top honors, and each is the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship. Ruffing is the son of Dennis and Diana Ruffing of Republic.
Mathias is the daughter of Paul and Nancy Mathias of New Riegel.
In the same competition, two $1,500 scholarships were awarded to Jarron Theis, 18, and Alexandra Woods, 17, both of Carey High School. Theis is the son of Michael and Carol Theis, and Woods is the daughter of Scott and Tonia Woods of Carey.
The cooperative awarded a $1,000 Touchstone Energy Achievement scholarship to Allison Wentling, 17, of Carey High School. She is the daughter of Todd and Dawn Wentling of Carey.
Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive for academic semester and year homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. Families interested in learning about student exchange or arranging for a meeting with a community representative can call (866) 546-1402.
UPPER SANDUSKY - Upper Sandusky Exempted Village Schools and its communities have earned distinction as a "Best Community for Music Education" for 2011.
The NAMM Foundation announced the results of its 12th annual Best Communities for Music Education survey, which acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment to and support for music education in schools.
Strike Out Cancer Monday
Fostoria High School is to host the second annual Strike Out Cancer benefit Monday during its baseball and softball games with Columbian High School. The festivities start at 4:20 p.m. Proceeds are to go to Fostoria Community Hospital's cancer center.
The game will begin with a ceremony and each player from both teams will be playing for a friend or family member that has fought or is fighting cancer.
The teams are raising money by selling T-shirts for $10. People can e-mail Michele Wolf at email@example.com, Gable Sierra at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brooks Lance at email@example.com to order or get a shirt. Sizes range from medium to extra large.
Cedar Point to host TU Day
Tiffin University Day at Cedar Point is July 22. The admission price is $30, compared to $46.99 regularly. To place an order, call (419) 448-3282.
Owens adds to class offerings
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Owens Community College's Workforce and Community Services is expanding its motorcycle safety training class offerings and partnership with Motorcycle Ohio by adding a new experienced rider course. The first class is to take place Saturday.
The cost to participate in the class is $25, while individuals under 18 years of age can enroll for free. Space is limited to 12 riders per class.
For more information, call (567) 661-7357 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7357. Individuals can register online at www.motorcycle.ohio.gov by clicking on the Wood County icon.
HU school accredited
Heidelberg University's School of Education has received full professional accreditation, a distinction earned by one-third of the teacher education institutions in the nation.
Accreditation for the school came from National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education programs.
"This accreditation is evidence that the university's initial and advanced programs have proven their commitment to preparing quality teachers," said Robert Swanson, professor of education and director of the School of Education at Heidelberg.
The first-time accreditation is based on a site visit last fall and a rigorous review of data supporting program quality and continuous improvement. NCATE requires institutions to provide evidence that prospective educators possess the requisite knowledge, skills and dispositions "to positively affect the learning and development of diverse students."
As part of the accreditation process, the individual licensure programs were reviewed according to the standards developed by the appropriate professional education associations, providing evidence that teacher candidates are prepared to teach in the fields in which they are licensed.
The following licensure programs at Heidelberg have met the professional standards and are nationally recognized:
Early childhood education, pre-kindergarten through grade three, by National Association for the Education of Young Children
Middle childhood education, grades 4-9, by National Middle School Association
Adolescent and young adult social studies, grades 7-12, by National Council for Social Studies
Multi-age health, pre-kindergarten-grade 12, by American Association of Health Education.
The accreditation process also requires Heidelberg to have an assessment process in place to ensure continuous improvement as well as evidence of appropriate field experiences, diversity, quality faculty and resources. Heidelberg also must have partnerships with schools that enable teacher education candidates to develop the skills necessary to help students learn. The faculty must model effective teaching practices, and the department must have the resources, including information technology, necessary to prepare teachers-to-be to meet the standards set by the professional education community.
Megan Mahon, assistant professor of counseling in Heidelberg University's graduate counseling program, was honored by American Counseling Association as the recipient of the ACA's Ralph F. Berdie Memorial Research Award.
The award, which supports research in the area of college student affairs or related areas of counseling and education, was presented at ACA's annual conference in New Orleans in March.
Honor society inducts new members
The Heidelberg University Honor Society, which recognizes and promotes scholarship in the liberal arts, inducted 44 students April 18. Among the new members are Nadia Ardner, Jakob Boehler, Emily Cleveland, Kimberly Patterson, Elisha Ramirez and Kandra Roberts of Tiffin; Jenna Mathias of New Riegel; and Dawn Pfeiffer of McCutchenville.
ASHLAND - Local students who graduated from Ashland University are Christine Lortz of Carey, bachelor's degree in nursing; Amanda Walter of Bloomville, bachelor's degree in nursing; Abigail Holman of Fostoria, bachelor's degree in business administration, the daughter of David and Rosalie Holman of Fostoria and a 2007 graduate of Arcadia High School; Katie Weininger of Sycamore, master's degree in education; Brittany Gaietto Reser of Tiffin, bachelor's degree in education, the daughter of Anthony and Kathleen Reser of Tiffin and a 2007 graduate of Columbian High School; Aaron Hurwitz of Tiffin, bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, the son of Steven and Cathy Hurwitz of Tiffin and a 2007 graduate of Columbian; Kendra Gooding of Tiffin, bachelor's degree in nursing; and Chelsea Jury of Upper Sandusky, bachelor's degree in business administration, the daughter of David Jury of Upper Sandusky and a 2008 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School.
Hurwitz presents research
ASHLAND - Aaron Hurwitz of Tiffin, an Ashland University student, presented his research at the Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Education Research Conference at Tiffin University. He is the son of Steven and Cathy Hurwitz and is a 2007 graduate of Columbian High School.
FINDLAY Ryan Wood, a student at the University of Findlay, played "Sarabande and Gigue" by Arcangelo Corelli on the baritone saxophone during an instrumental recital. A 2010 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, Wood is the son of Roger and Charlene Wood of Tiffin.
HU honors students
Heidelberg University hosted its annual student awards celebration April 29.
The top award, the Daniel J. and W.J.K. Snyder Prize, was presented to Seth Robertson and Elizabeth Kurtzman. The Burghalter Memorial Prize was awarded to Rachael DeRosa. Students selected Neil Sass, assistant professor of psychology, as the faculty member of the year.
Other awards were: advisor of the year, Katherine Letourneau; American Institute of Chemists Award, Megan Tasnadi; Ars NOVA Composition Award, John Huenemann; Arthur and Helen Bean Award, Brittany Green; Beta Beta Beta Outstanding Freshman Award, Cody Hudson and Brittany Labry; CRC Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award, Megan Tasnadi; Martin Reno Prize in Computer Science, Daniel Gifford and Thomas Spaulding; CRC Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award, Kelly Cloninger; Helmut Fischer Prize, Kayla Graves; Alexander and Christina Garver Memorial Prize, Emily Jones and Logan Burd; Harold Hafer and Janet Hughes Unsung Hero Award, Mike Landeros; Martha and Ernest Hammel Research Award, first, Matthew Eckelberry, second, Erin Crenshaw, and third, Bethany Pelzer; Alfred T. Hobson Award, Jeffrey Meyers Jr.; Paul H. Hoernemann Award, Brittany Donelan and Andrew Miller; The Paul H. Hoernemann Memorial Prize in Music, Jaime Furda; H. Dana Hopkins Award, Raymond Ouellette and Katherine Pierce; Jane Frost Kalnow Memorial Fund Career in Accounting Award, Logan Weiland; Jane Frost Kalnow Memorial Fund Award in German Language and Literature, Amanda Bretz and Erik Furst; Jane Frost Kalnow Memorial Fund Career in Industry Award, Robert Au; John I. Kolehmainen Scholarship, Emily Jones and Zachary Myers; Krout Prize in History, Travis McQuistion; OAC Clyde Lamb Award, Brittany Donelan and Andrew Lowe; Edward Lamb Foundation Prize in Business Administration and Economics, Amanda Neubauer; Leader on the Horizon, Diana Amaya; The Frederick D. Lemke Award in English, Elizabeth Kurtzman; Lewis Miller International Ambassador, Michael Harling; Dr. A. G. McQuate Award in Field Biology, Scott Langenkamp; The Model Program Award, "The Holocaust Remembered;" Dr. Rose Moore Education Award, Krystina Pratt; Ferris and Dorothy Ohl Prize, Jonathan Vestal; Robert E. Oleson Outstanding Student Leader Award, Deven Siesel; Arnold "Skip" Oliver Award, Katherine Robbie, Chance Ferrell and Nicholas Panos; The Lenore Osterholm Prize in Spanish, Katharine Ward and Lauren Ash; Outstanding First-Year Student in Psychology Award, Katelyn Hough; Outstanding Greek Woman of the Year, Kate Loar; Outstanding Greek Man of the Year, Joshua Cunningham; Outstanding Student Employee of the Year, Benjamin Jones; Outstanding Student Organization, Alpha Phi Omega service honorary; Prugh Prize in Athletics, Jennifer Miller and Kyle Tuley; Psi Chi Oustanding Senior Award, Kimberly Patterson and Kandra Roberts; Herman E. Sayger Award, Gregory Acuna and Katherine Klein; John C. Shinn Memorial Award, Danielle Pike; E.J. Shives Prize in Chemistry, Megan Tasnadi; Martin Walker Smith Prize in History: Highest GPA, Heidi Fearing, and Best Paper, Michelle Fitch; William F. Steele Prize in Mathematics, Katherine Seese; George A. Stinchcomb Prize in Natural Science or Mathematics, Jonathan Miller; Student Leader for Diversity, Allyson Stanton; Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Society Award in Anthropology, Katharine Ward; Wickham Prize in Business, Brittany Donelan and Alex Monroe; E.I.F. Williams Memorial Prize in Education, Elementary, Emily Cleveland and Gilbert "Greg" Dunn, Secondary, Liesl Barth, Tasha Miller and Matthew Schock; Ira and Robert Wilson Memorial Scholarship, Drew Figley; Leanne O. Wolff Award in Communication and Theatre Arts, Nicholas Dyer; Allan King Zartman Prize in Biology, Joanna Brewer; and Elizabeth Conrad Zartman Prize in Philosophy, Mario DeMatteo.
BOWLING GREEN - Local graduates from Bowling Green State University are Sara Weinandy, bachelor's degree, Alvada; Jennifer Brown, bachelor's degree in education, cum laude, Attica; Jackie Seither, bachelor's degree, Francisco Magana, bachelor's degree, cum laude, Amy Fruth, bachelor's degree in education, Meliah Kunkelman, master's degree in education, and Lee Downing, bachelor's degree, Fostoria; Brittany McGown, bachelor's degree in education, Kansas; Mary DeMoss, bachelor's degree in communication, and Andrea Wank, bachelor's degree in business administration, New Riegel; Andrea Weis, associate's degree in early childhood education, Republic; Jay Schultz, bachelor's degree, Nathaniel Ott, bachelor's degree, Alyssa Felton, bachelor's degree in education, cum laude, Amanda Frankart, bachelor's degree in education, cum laude, Andrew Ardner, bachelor's degree in education, cum laude, Emily Bloom, bachelor's degree in education, Kara Jesse, bachelor's degree in nursing, J Bighouse, master's degree in business administration, Bria Gibson, master's degree in education, Kathy Hoover, master's degree in education, William Hinebaugh, bachelor's degree in technology, Robert Sigler, bachelor's degree in social work, Nathan Mathias, bachelor's degree in technology, and Ashley Boehler, bachelor's degree in education, Tiffin; Nicholas Wasserman, bachelor's degree in technology, Burgoon; Kateryna Brake, associate's degree in criminal justice, Andrea Myers, associate's degree, Teresa Mendoza, bachelor's degree, David Miller, bachelor's degree, Alex Binger, bachelor's degree in business administration, Zachary Minich, bachelor's degree in nursing, Daniel Rogers, bachelor's degree in technology, Julie Rader, master's degree, Nicole Rogers, master's degree, Ashley Ruffing, bachelor's degree in journalism, summa cum laude, Jessica Hartwig, associate's degree, Loria Hahn, bachelor's degree in education, cum laude, Brady Tea, bachelor's degree in business administration, Jessica Hackenburg, associate's degree in health information management technology, Stephen Drown, bachelor's degree, Jacob Wasserman, bachelor's degree in business administration, cum laude, Morgan Montgomery, bachelor's degree in technology, and Brandy Jarrett, bachelor's degree in technology, cum laude, Clyde; Donald Wells, bachelor's degree, Andrea Leathead, bachelor's degree in business administration, and Cara Lentz, bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, presidents distinction, Bradner; Theresa Guay, bachelor's degree in education, cum laude, Risingsun; Daniell Flick, bachelor's degree in education, Tamara Crutcher, bachelor's degree in education, magna cum laude, Levi Wonder, bachelor's degree in technology, Michelle Wilson, master's degree in education, and Matthew Dyer, bachelor's degree in business administration, Carey; Nathan Walton, bachelor's degree in criminal justice, Upper Sandusky; and Adam Waldock, bachelor's degree in technology, New Washington.
NEW CONCORD - Joel Ardner of Tiffin was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa at Muskingum University.