40 years in Fremont
FREMONT - Area residents are invited to celebrate The Fremont Area Women's Connection's "Forty Years in Fremont" at Fremont Country Club, 2340 E. State St., Fremont, June 14. The luncheon is to take place 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. and is to cost $12.
Debbie Gallagher, physical fitness instructor at Terra Community College is to speak along with Alma Jeaton, who is to present "Finally a Queen."
Call by June 9 if interested in free child care. For additional information call Donna at (419) 334-2262 or e-mail Betty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directors to meet
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's board of directors is to meet at noon Tuesday in Junior Home Room.
'A Roof Over Your Head' program to be offered
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the program "A Roof Over Your Head" presented by Woodforest National Bank, as part of the FDIC's Money Smart Program for young adults. The event is to be 6:30 p.m. June 8 in Frost Kalnow Room.
The program is for teenagers who plan to move out on their own. Participants are to learn the costs and benefits of renting vs. owning a home, which option is best and how to guard themselves against predatory lending.
The program is free. For more information or to register, call (419) 447-3751 or stop by the circulation desk.
Kaubisch to have summer reading program
FOSTORIA - "Your Ticket to Read" is the summer reading theme at Kaubisch Memorial Public Library. Registration is to begin Wednesday and continue through June 11. The six-week program is to begin June 13 and continue through July 23.
Area children ages 3-12 can register to take a trip around the world. Each week is to highlight a different continent. Activities are to include a weekly craft program as well as speakers and story times.
Prizes are to be drawn weekly.
Younger children are to have the opportunity to listen to someone read to them.
T-SPL given grant
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's senior citizen outreach program has received a grant of $6,600 From Allen Eiry Fund of Columbus Foundation.
It is the 25th consecutive year Allen Eiry has donated money to the library for its original programming for senior citizens throughout the county.
Diabetes Education class at Fostoria hospital
FOSTORIA - To help individuals successfully manage diabetes, Fostoria Community Hospital diabetes education department is to offer a class 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 9. The class is to take place in the Conference Center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2. A physician referral is required to participate in the class.
The course has a fee billable to insurance and pre-registration is required for attendance. Financial assistance is available through the foundation's diabetes fund.
For more information, call Shirley Conley at (419) 436-6629.
Local students get scholarships
ADRIAN, Mich. - JoAnn Borer, a senior at New Riegel High School, is the recipient of $1,000 Portage Center Arbor Shirley Dick Memorial Scholarship Award. Michelle Borer, a 2009 New Riegel graduate, is the recipient of a $1,000 Frank and Shirley Dick Scholarship Award.
Their parents, Daniel and Elaine Borer, live in New Riegel.
Kimberly Hoover, a 2010 Columbian High School graduate, is the recipient of $1,000 Charles and Margaret Banner Memorial Scholarship Award. Her parents, Michael and Beverly Hoover, live in Tiffin.
They also are receiving $10,000 Just For Scholars life insurance certificates from Gleaner Life Insurance Society.
Diocese awards Golden Apple
TOLEDO - Debra Wilfong, a teacher at St. Mary School in Clyde, received a Golden Apple Award through the Diocese of Toledo.
NCOESC to partner with ODE
North Central Ohio Educational Service Center was selected to partner with Ohio Department of Education in implementing various aspects of Ohio's Race to the Top Strategy within the regional area of participating schools.
Race to the Top is a federally funded grant awarded to the state of Ohio and is designed to increase student achievement and increase graduation rates from high school with students preparing for college and careers.
Carey seeks votes
CAREY - Carey High School has entered into a Great Lakes area competition with Ford Motor Co. The media class already has earned $500 for creating a video of Wagner Ford's 2012 Ford Focus and is participating in the "Focus on Schools" program with Ford by developing, editing and posting a video on the new Ford Focus. More votes equal more money for the students of Carey. The top 10 schools are to receive up to $10,000 for their school. Voting is to take place Wednesday through June 30.
People can visit www.wagnercars.com and click on the Vote for Carey link. They can vote once per day.
MILAN - Students in grades 5-8 who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math can participate in EHOVE's summer camps. The week-long, half-day camps are include hands-on projects. They are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday during the weeks of June 13-17 and June 20-24. Cost is $50 per camp session. To register or for more information, visit www.ehove.net.
EMT courses to be offered
Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Center Public Safety Program is offering an EMT basic program that is to start June 13. Class times are 6-10 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. some Saturdays, and classes are to be at the Fremont site's public safety building. People must register by June 8.
For more information, call (419) 334-6901, ext. 405 or 409, or (419) 448-1212, ext. 276.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu joined with U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Francis Eberle, executive director of National Science Teachers Association are launching a new energy education initiative: America's Home Energy Education Challenge.
The initiative is working to educate America's youth about the benefits of energy efficiency, motivate students to play an active role in how their families use energy and help families across the country save money.
Teams are to be composed of students and families who volunteer to participate and reduce energy waste in their homes. In order to generate additional enthusiasm and participation in the program, schools are to be encouraged to compete against each other or establish competitions within their own schools between different grades, classrooms or clubs.
A winning school, grade, classroom or club is to be chosen by teachers at the school. The local competition winners then are to be entered into 11 regional competitions, broken out by climate zone. The first-place regional award winners are to be entered into the national competition.
The second part of the challenge is the Energy Fitness Award.
To register to join the challenge or for more information, visit www.homeenergychallenge.org.
Kylie Mathias, a senior at New Riegel High School, is the Seneca County recipient of the 22nd annual Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Award. She is the daughter of Paul and Nancy Mathias of New Riegel.
Reis receives scholarship
COLUMBUS - Danielle Reis, a senior at Columbian High School, received a dean's award scholarship to attend Columbus College of Art & Design. She is the daughter of Eric and Kelli Reis of Tiffin.
Students honored for achievements
FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools honored seventh- and eighth-graders.
Eighth-graders who received the Presidential Gold Award were Zendon Griffin, Schuyler Turner, William Lawson, Dylan Stone, Jada Hampton and Kaleb Bemis. Eighth-graders who received the Presidential Silver Award were Connor Cooper, Luchauna Smith, Christopher Hampton, Erica Moore and Haley Caldwell.
Students of the month were Samantha Rusk, Griffin, Smith, Brystan Baeder, Olivia Valenti, Ciara Bush, Turner, Caitlin Nieset, Cooper, Bemis, Logan Shackelford, Stone, Marina Valenti, Paola Sanchez, Alexis Stahl, Alysha Baney, Caldwell, Ethan Roy, Austin Struble, Misty Lovejoy, Rebecca Brookman, Akiya Foster, Lawson, Loryn Farner, Megan Johnson, Caleb Twining, Marion LaDeaux, D'Angelo Lopez, Hampton and Rayshon Martin.
Perfect attendance awards were given to Bush and Dimetrian Shisler.
Names of all students involved in the Honors Program were placed in a bag, and four names were drawn. A hundred dollar bill was given to each student whose name was drawn. Valenti, Edward Ardner, Riley McCoy and Alexus Smith won.
Eighth-graders complete program
FREMONT - Eighth-graders Kole Gundy and Megan Chong of Clyde Exempted Village School District, Katie Park and Elizabeth Graber of Lakota Local School District and Adam Alexander and Addison Reineck of Old Fort Local School District graduated from Youth Leadership Sandusky County.
FFA members go to convention
SYCAMORE - Members of the Mohawk High School FFA chapter went to the 83rd Ohio State FFA Convention at Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.
Donny Smith received a gold treasurer award, Candace Lease received the gold secretary award and Erika Coldiron received a gold reporter award. Jordan Long, Donny Smith, Erika Coldiron and Candace Lease received state degrees.
Other Mohawk FFA members who attended were Sarah Parker, Lauren Beach, Darby Walton, Grant Price, Robert Gilliland, Jarred Shellhouse, Cassie Parsons, Kayla Draper, Somer Freeman, Lindsay Daniel and Emily Daniel.
Wolpert receives ROTC scholarship
Robert Wolpert, a senior at Seneca East High School, has been awarded a four-year scholarship from Bowling Green State University Army Reserve Officers Training Corps. He is the son of Ron and Rhonda Wolpert.
Randoph named student of the month
KANSAS - Senior Coral Randolph, daughter of Rich and Jennifer Randolph, is Lakota High School's student of the month for May.
Sentinel students receive awards
Students who earned the director's award at Sentinel Career and Technology Center are Emilena Daniel, cosmetology; Jayson Schube, careers in education; Mason Gaietto, electrical trades; Zachary Bouillon, building trades; and Eric Boes, computer-aided design. Also, 179 students have received their career passports.
JA awards scholarships
Students from Bridges Community Academy, Calvert High School, Columbian High School, Hopewell-Loudon High School and Mohawk High School competed in two Junior Achievement Business Challenges.
Teams from Columbian took first place in both competitions. Columbian seniors Brandyn Banks-Sherer, Samantha Greene and Justin Kopp each won a $1,250 scholarship at the May 13 JA Business Challenge.
Columbian seniors Austin Zoeller and Alex Conger and sophomore Christopher Daniel each took home a $3,000 scholarship from the May 20 JA Business Challenge.
Calvert placed second in the May 13 competition and third in the May 20 event.
Tiffin Eagles group gives scholarships
Tiffin Eagles awarded the Harold Shuff scholarship to Phillip Wade, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wade; the Sarah Welty scholarship to Amanda Barger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Barger; the Tom Lynch scholarship to Kearstin Mathias, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Mathias; and the Dick Shuff scholarship to Marissa Price, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Price.
Terra to offer motorcycle courses
FREMONT - Terra Community College offers basic rider, returning rider and experienced rider courses from April through October. The motorcycle safety program is offered through Motorcycle Ohio of Columbus, and all classes cost $25.
The class is one weekend long, totaling 16 hours. The classroom portion is 6-10 p.m. Fridays. The range driving is done Saturday and Sunday with morning and afternoon classes offered. Motorcycles and helmets are supplied by Motorcycle Ohio.
The returning riders course is offered three times this summer and is a one-day class. All of the classes are 2-8 p.m. Saturdays. Motorcycles and helmets are supplied by Motorcycle Ohio.
The experienced riders course is being offered one time this summer, 2-8 p.m. June 18.
Owens to offer CSI camp
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Area youth ages 13 through 17 are to have the opportunity to become a detective for several days and learn how the world of forensic science is used in solving a crime as Owens Community College hosts its first CSI Youth Camp June 6-8.
The camp is to be offered at Center for Emergency Preparedness. 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Wednesday.
For more information or to register, call (567) 661-7357 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7357, or (567) 661-2411 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 2411.
Business seminars to be offered
FREMONT - The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, "Small Business Basics," that are to answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.
The June schedule is:
9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday Ottawa County Improvement Corp. conference room, 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.
9:30-11:30 a.m. June 8 Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce conference room, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.
9:30-11:30 a.m. June 15 Erie County Chamber of Commerce conference room, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.
4:30-6:30 p.m. June 22 Terra Community College, Building B, room 101, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.
The events are free and open to the public.
To register or for more information, call Bill Auxter, director of Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra, at (800) 826-2431 or (419) 559-2210. Or contact him by e-mail at email@example.com.
FREMONT - Mark Grine of Tiffin was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor at Terra Community College.
DAYTON - Zach Frey of Upper Sandusky graduated from Sinclair Community College.
Sinclair dean's list
DAYTON - Abigail Wiser of Tiffin is on the dean's list at Sinclair Community College.
Wood takes a trip
BLUFFTON-Nicole Wood of Tiffin, the daughter of Charlene and Roger Wood, is participating in a cross-cultural experience in San Antonio. She and other Bluffton University students are examining issues of cultural identity, poverty, immigration, migrant farm workers and low-paying assembly factories along the Mexico/U.S. border. She is a graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School.
BLUFFTON - Courtney Winger of Tiffin, the daughter of Todd and Stacey Winger, is participating in a cross-cultural experience in Bolivia. She and other Bluffton University students are encountering joys and challenges of the local Christians who attend churches in Bolivia.
OXFORD - Kristina Gaietto of Tiffin received the Sara C. Glosik Scholarship through Miami University.
Gillmor receives alumni award
EAST LANSING, Mich. - State Sen. Karen Gillmor, R-Tiffin, is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Michigan State University. She is a member of the class of 1969.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Brentton Fuller of Tiffin graduated from Regent University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and communication. He is the son of Michael and Ann Fuller and a 2007 graduate of Columbian High School.
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP - Eric Boes of Sycamore, a Mohawk High School graduate, is receiving a Trustees' Academic Excellence Scholarship at Owens Community College.
BEREA - Antonia Alcala of Clyde and Carrie Ritzler of Fostoria received bachelor's degrees from Baldwin-Wallace College.
Students receive scholarships
COLUMBUS - Several local students received scholarships at Ohio State University.
Audrey Neal of Tiffin, a 2009 Columbian High School graduate, was awarded the Charles Ingraham Scholarship. She is the daughter of Jeff and Francine Neal.
Gregory Reinhart of Tiffin, a 2009 Mohawk High School graduate, was awarded the Ohio AgriBusiness Association/Phillip Van Matre Scholarship. He is the son of Allen and Suzanne Reinhart.
Kirsten Shellhouse of Tiffin, a 2010 Mohawk graduate, was awarded the Francis McCormick Scholarship. She is the daughter of Gary and Laurie Shellhouse.
Broc D. Jacobs
Navy Airman Broc D. Jacobs, son of Teresa L. Jacobs of Willard and Thomas E. Jacobs of Tiffin recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Jacobs completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
Jacobs is a 2010 graduate of Seneca East High School of Attica.