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June 6, 2011
The Advertiser-Tribune

Stephen C. Perry

Army Pvt. Stephen C. Perry has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

He is the son of Mark Perry of South CR 17, Tiffin.

Stephen graduated in 2006 from Columbian High School.

'Babies & Books' to be June 14

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to have "Babies & Books" in June. There are to be two 30-minute classes, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., June 14 in Frost Kalnow Room.

"Babies & Books" features stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays. Parents or caregivers and babies, age birth to 24 months, may sign up for one session of language enrichment activities.

Call (419) 447-3751 to register, starting Tuesday, for the free program.

Read with Magic

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host "Read with Magic the Dog" as part of the Junior Library's summer reading program, "One World, Many Stories."

There are to be six sessions throughout the summer for children ages 6 and older who want to sit and read with Magic, Tiffin City Schools' therapy dog. Magic is to be at the library 1-2 p.m. Thursdays, June 9 and 23 and July 14, and 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, June 16 and July 7 and 21.

Librarians are to place children in small groups to read with Magic for 15 minutes at a time. The free event is to be in Frost Kalnow Community Room. No registration is necessary.

Ventriloquist to be at library

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's summer reading program is to start with the "Around the World Adventure Show" at 4 p.m. Monday. The program by ventriloquist Mark Wade is open to all ages and is to be in the adult reading room. No registration is necessary.

Make an African mask

The Teen Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library starts its summer reading program, "You Are Here," with a program June 14.

The event, "Craft Ceremonial African Masks," is to be 2-3 p.m. in Frost Kalnow Room. Participants can stop by anytime during the hour to make a paper replica of an African ceremonial mask. The program is open to students entering sixth grade through grade 12 and is free. No registration is required.

Yarn club to meet

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library Yarn Club is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. People should bring their current project on which to work. Extra yarn and needles are to be available for beginners. The next meeting of the club is scheduled for 2 p.m. June 18.

'Star Wars Day' to be in Bellevue

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to have "Star Wars Day" 2-4 p.m. Saturday.

Members of the 501st and Rebel Legion, a club of Star Wars costume enthusiasts, are to be present. Mingling with the crowd are to be Princess Leia, Darth Vader, a Jedi knight and other characters from the movies. Theme-related activity stations with crafts, games and door prizes are to be available for children. People can dress in costume or wear a Star Wars T-shirt.

Registration is not required for the open house celebration.

World blood donor day is June 14

Strengthening the base of volunteer blood donors who help ensure a stable blood supply across the globe is to be the focus of World Blood Donor Day June 14.

"The need for blood is universal, just like air or water," said Annie Marckel, program manager of communications for the Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross. "World Blood Donor Day provides the chance for all of us to recognize that blood is essential to health care across the globe."

With the 2011 theme "more blood, more life," organizers of World Blood Donor Day are working to boost the number of people on every continent who give blood on a regular basis. Worldwide, about 90 million blood donations are made each year. But according to the World Health Organization, more than 70 countries have blood donation rates that are considered less than necessary to meet basic blood needs. In the United States, about 38 percent of the population is eligible to give blood, but only a fraction actually donates.

"Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood," said Marckel. "Patients with emergency and ongoing medical needs depend on blood from volunteer donors to help save their lives."

World Blood Donor Day began in June 1995, and calls on countries to achieve a blood supply that's built entirely by voluntary, unpaid donors by the year 2020. Today, organizers site 62 countries with blood transfusion services based entirely on voluntary blood donations-up from 39 in 2002. The Red Cross only accepts blood from volunteer blood donors, and collects about 6.3 million units of blood a year.

In the schools

Carey board changes meeting

CAREY - The regular June meeting of Carey Board of Education has been changed from June 13 to 7 p.m. June 23 in the board room.

Buckeye Central board to meet

NEW WASHINGTON - Buckeye Central Board of Education is to have its next monthly board meeting at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the multi-purpose room. The public section is 7-7:15 p.m.

NCOESC offering sign language class

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center is to offer a conversational American Sign Language class. The registration fee is $90, which includes a sign language manual and materials. This eight-part series is open to individuals of any age. Classes start June 30 in the new facility, 928 W. Market St., suite A. People need register by June 17. They can register at; via e-mail at; or by calling (419) 447-2927.

Museum expands program

COLUMBUS - Columbus Museum of Art has expanded its summer art workshops program with new offerings for students entering seventh and eighth grades. Registration is available online at but space is limited.

Auxiliary awards scholarships

FOSTORIA - Fostoria Community Hospital Auxiliary awarded scholarships to students pursuing careers in a health-care related field. Among the recipients are Trisha Roddy, Fostoria High School; Kylie Mathias, New Riegel High School; and Logan Wolph, Hopewell-Loudon High School.

Students selected for HOBY

Six area high school sophomores have been selected to attend the Ohio West Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. Selected to attend HOBY are Ashley Mathias, New Riegel High School; Amanda Nimocks and Austin Immele, Bridges Community Academy; Mikenna Clinton, Old Fort High School; Chris Daniel, Columbian High School; and Marissa Reinhart, Hopewell-Loudon High School.

Wolowicz named a James M. Buchanan Fellow

Nicole Wolowicz of Greenbrier High School in Greenbrier, Tenn., has been designated as a James M. Buchanan Fellow at Middle Tennessee State University. She is the daughter of Ted and Melinda Wolowicz of Springfield, Tenn., and the granddaughter of David and Faith Hoffert of Tiffin and Janina Wolowicz of Barnegat, N.J.

Scholarships awarded

Tiffin Charitable Foundation Inc. awarded scholarships to local students.

Blanca Daniel of Calvert High School is receiving Stephen Brodman Memorial Scholarship, the Casey Rochelle Elchert Memorial Scholarship, Daniel G. Klepper Memorial Scholarship, Mary Lou Schultz Memorial Scholarship and Linda Wurm Memorial Scholarship.

Alicia Gosche of Columbian High School is receiving Casey Rochelle Elchert Memorial Scholarship; Amy Wank of New Riegel High School, Teresa Kessler Memorial Scholarship; Theresa Brodman of Calvert, Daniel G. Klepper Memorial Scholarship; JoAnn Borer of New Riegel, Father Edmund F. Morman Memorial Scholarship; Holly Smith of New Riegel and Erika Adkins and Lucas Brickner of Hopewell-Loudon High School, New Riegel Moose Lodge Scholarship; Raina White of Fostoria High School and Katelyn Schiefer of St. Wendelin High School, Mary Lou Schultz Memorial Scholarship; Melanie Margraf of Bowling Green State University and Kelly Racette of Ohio Northern University, St. Francis Care Center Foundation of Green Springs, Ohio Scholarship; Rachel Huth of Hopewell-Loudon, Harland and Ida Warns Scholarship; and Alicia Miller of Columbian, Nick Zeyen Memorial Scholarship.

Instructors retire

Retirees at Sentinel Career and Technology Center are Cindy Chambers, 24 years of service to the district; Paula Gamertsfelder, 25 years; and Jerry Spencer, 26 years.

GSNEO receives funding

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio again has received the SummerTime Kids Grant in the amount of $2,000, the maximum amount for this grant opportunity, from the Stark Community Foundation. It is to enable GSNEO to provide a summer program for inner-city girls in Canton.

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio has been awarded $10,000 from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. The funds are to be put toward the purchase of a STARLAB, a portable planetarium that is to assist GSNEO in delivering science, technology, engineering and math programming to girls throughout northeast Ohio.

The organization also has been awarded $4,000 by Motorola Foundation through Girl Scouts of the USA for two new F.I.R.S.T. LEGO League teams, which are to compete in the upcoming season.

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio also has been awarded $3,000 from Corbin Foundation. It is to provide partial funding for the Positive Futures program, which serves girls at the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center and Safe Landing Youth Shelter.

KidsCollege to start

FREMONT - KidsCollege at Terra Community College this summer is to offer young students the opportunity to learn about story writing, cyber safety, dog training, space exploration, ocean and scuba science, dancing the Rumba, music fundamentals and more. This year's session is July 18-21 and includes a day-long camp to Veggie U and Sandusky City Greenhouse July 22.

Students in first through 10th grades can register for the Eco Excursion Green Day Kamp to Sandusky and Milan. With transportation provided by Erie Metro Parks, students are to tour the city of Sandusky's newly renovated greenhouse and then continue to Veggie University in Milan. The cost per person is $60.

For more information, call (419) 559-2255 or visit Those who register by Friday are to receive a 10 percent discount. There also are family registrations discounts.

Learn about wedding photography

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Area residents and photographers interested in learning about technical aspects of wedding photography can participate in a hands-on workshop featuring wedding photographers Michael and Pam Ayers at Owens Community College Wednesday. The workshop is titled "Fast and Spectacular Bridal Portraits with Available Light" and is to be 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Center for Fine and Performing Arts Studio Theatre and Rotunda on the Toledo-area campus. Attendees should bring their own cameras and appropriate lenses for the event.

The cost of the workshop is $20. For additional information, call (419) 385-8083 or (419) 227-1801. Individuals can access information online at and, or register at owensphoto or

Beisaw honored

A paper written by Heidelberg University anthropology Professor April Beisaw has won an award from the archaeology division of American Anthropological Association.

Beisaw's paper, "Memory, Identity and (NAGPRA Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) in the Northeastern United States," has been recognized with Gordon R. Willey Prize, given to the author of the best archaeology paper published in the journal "American Anthropologist," the flagship journal of American Anthropological Association, over a three-year period. The journal is published quarterly and has more than 12,000 subscribers.

Lincoln Christian grad

LINCOLN, Ill. - Marthe Barth of Tiffin received associate's and bachelor's degrees from Lincoln Christian University.

SD State University grad

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Amanda Hoover of Tiffin received a bachelor's degree and graduated cum laude from South Dakota State University.

Defiance dean's list

DEFIANCE - Janis Wilkinson of Clyde, Matthew Gehring of Fostoria and Michelle Sikora of Tiffin are on the dean's list at Defiance College.

Students inducted

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP- Delaine Depp of Fostoria and Nancy Smeeton-Gaietto of Bloomville were inducted in the Gamma Zeta chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society at Owens Community College.

BGSU dean's list

BOWLING GREEN - Students on the dean's list at Bowling Green State University are Andrea Reinhart, Alvada; Audrey Smith, Lindsay Vaughn, Colin Andrews and Caitlin Gaietto, Bascom; Swayzee Hood and Travis Cole, Bloomville; Abby Riser, Francisco Magana, Gabriel Gonzalez, Katherine Seel, Mathew Davoli, Stephen Reed, Matthew Cassidy, Leeann Doe, Sydney Bland, Bethany Miller, Matthew Zoeller, Kayla Burrows, Megan Kapelka, Anna Bodart, Amy Scudder, Scott Brady and Whitney Reinhard, Fostoria; Barbara Miller, Kansas; Lindsey Clouse and Melanie Margraf, New Riegel; Melissa Gillmor, Old Fort; Claire Lee, Nicole Strausbaugh and Lyndsee Hunter, Republic; Andrew Ardner, Andrew Zuk, Sarah Gruss, Julia Arroyo, Zachery Gase, Eric Zirger, Katie Breidenbach, Nathan Mathias, Samantha Reamer, Zechariah Cunningham, Joshua Stockmaster and Adrienne Hohman, Tiffin; Sarah Lawrence and Grant Wasserman, Burgoon; Alex Binger, David Miller, Gerald Phillips, Kateryna Brake, Keisha Farrar, Marsha Berning, Olivia Delgarbino, Yessica Garcia, Kenneth Rutski, Morganne Swartz, Kelsey Scharf, Benjamin Woodruff, Nikki Bryant, Brittany Roberts, Jill Stein, Jacob Wasserman, Richard Wasserman, Blayze Behney, Sarah Stamm and Hailey Tyree, Clyde; Adam Waldock, New Washington; Kassandra Leach and Shelbi Heydinger, Tiro; Levi Wonder, Audrey Hill, Renae Schalk and Megan Kemerley, Carey; Morgan Spiegel, Wyatt Garber, Nichole Simonis, Emily Smith, Katelyn Hurley, Lauren Parsell, Sara Bennett and Jenna Karg, Upper Sandusky; Byron Mack and Curtis Brause, Sycamore; Emily Fairbanks, Cara Lentz and Karen Jenne, Bradner; and Hannah Podach, Jamie Limes and Jessica Chalfin, Risingsun.

AU dean's list

ASHLAND - Students on the dean's list at Ashland University are Amber Weaver of Carey, a 2010 graduate of New Riegel High School; Stacia Rapp of Clyde, the daughter of George and Leslie Rapp and a 2009 graduate of Clyde High School; Frances DiCesare of Fostoria, the daughter of Frank DiCesare and Jenny Fraley and a 2010 graduate of Fostoria High School; Jessica Heck of Green Springs, the daughter of Carolyn and Michael Heck and a 2010 graduate of Old Fort High School; Aaron Hurwitz of Tiffin, the son of Steven and Cathy Hurwitz and a 2007 graduate of Columbian High School; Brittany Reser of Tiffin, the daughter of Anthony and Kathleen Reser and a 2007 graduate of Columbian; Erica Smith of Tiffin, the daughter of Rex and Tammy Smith and a 2010 graduate of Columbian; Christina Fox of Upper Sandusky, the daughter of Daniel and Judy Fox and a 2010 graduate of Riverdale High School; Lauren Miller of Upper Sandusky, a 2010 graduate of Upper Sandusky; and Tricia Stansberry of Upper Sandusky, the daughter of Curtis and Ramona Stansberry and a 2010 graduate of Upper Sandusky.

New Washington residents compete

ADA - Ohio Northern University's Society of Automotive Engineers Baja team finished fifth overall at the Baja SAE Birmingham competition. Austin Moyer of New Washington is a member of the team and serves as its president, and David Cramer, also of New Washington, is a member.

Defiance dean's list

DEFIANCE - Janis Wilkinson of Clyde, Matthew Gehring of Fostoria and Michelle Sikora of Tiffin are on the dean's list at Defiance College.



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