Nathan E. Smith
Air Force Airman Nathan E. Smith graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
He is the son of Tammy Smith of East CR 50, Tiffin.
Smith graduated in 2008 from Columbian High School.
Joseph A. Fowler
Air Force Airman Joseph A. Fowler graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
He is the son of Kirk and Jackie Fowler of Mohawk Street, Tiffin.
Fowler graduated in 2010 from Calvert Catholic Schools.
Matthew T. Rasmussen
Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Matthew T. Rasmussen, grandson of Anne Baumgartner of Tiffin, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N. J.
During the eight-week training program, Rasmussen completed a training curriculum consisting of academics and practical instruction on water safety and survival, military customs and courtesies, seamanship skills, physical fitness, health and wellness, first aid, fire fighting and marksmanship.
Rasmussen and other recruits also received instruction on the Coast Guard's core values - honor, respect and devotion to duty - and how to apply them in their military performance and personal conduct. Rasmussen is to join 36,000 other men and women who comprise the Coast Guard's workforce.
Rasmussen is a 2009 graduate of Hilliard Davidson High School in Hilliard.
Mother of the Year
Tiffin Mothers of Twins Club crowned Teresa Faber as its 2011 Mother of the Year.
Faber is to represent the local club at the 62nd annual Ohio Mothers of Twins Club summer convention in Dayton June 24-25.
Faber has been a member of the local club for 10 years and has held the position of president and secretary and has chaired several events and served on numerous committees. At the state level, Faber, is on the nominating committee.
Faber is active in other organizations outside of the club.
Faber and husband Don, have been married for almost 15 years and are the parents of twins Nathan and Noah (10) and Samuael (4).
Loudon Township trustees have changed their regularly scheduled meeting from Wednesday to 8 p.m. June 29 at the township office.
Make ice cream
The Teen Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library continues its summer reading program, "You Are Here," with another program Tuesday.
The event, "Make Homemade Ice Cream," is to be 2-3 p.m. in Frost Kalnow Room. Participants can stop by anytime during the hour to learn how to make a make their own ice cream in less than 15 minutes and then eat it. Participants are to be able to take the recipe home to share with friends and family.
The program is open to students entering sixth grade through grade 12 and is free. No registration is required.
Watch a movie
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host "Popcorn Movie" as part of the Junior Library's summer reading program, "One World, Many Stories!"
Summer reading program participants can watch the Walt Disney Classic, "The Rescuers Down Under," at 2 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Frost Kalnow Room. It is for all ages, and no registration is required.
Learn about Origami
BELLEVUE - "Origami: the Art of Paper Folding" is to be at Bellevue Public Library at 2 p.m. Friday. Children and teenagers, ages 10 and older, can attend the craft program. Participants are to complete several projects while learning the history of the Japanese art form. Registration is not required.
'Game ON' in Bellevue
BELLEVUE - "Game ON!" for grades 6-12 continues this summer at Bellevue Public Library. Game ON! @ BPL is once a month, 2-4 p.m. Thursdays. Summer game dates are July 14 and Aug. 11. Wii games featured include Mario Kart, Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, Guitar Hero III and Just Dance. Refreshments are to be served.
Book club continues
Teen Book Club is continuing this summer at Bellevue Public Library. Teen Book Club meets one Thursday a month at 4 p.m.
The summer series dates are June 30, July 21 and Aug. 18. Teens ages 13 and older can attend. Refreshments are to be served.
The title for June, "The City of Ember" by Jeanne DuPrau, is available at the Youth Services desk.
Library to offer classes
GREEN SPRINGS - The Green Springs branch of Birchard Public Library is offering free computer classes in July and is to begin accepting registrations for the classes immediately.
"Citizens Online" classes are to be 6:30-8 p.m. July 7, 14, 21 and 28. Students enroll for all four sessions and receive a certificate after completing the series.
The library is located at 217 N. Broadway in Green Springs. For more information or to register, call (419) 639-2014.
Inn in Bellevue is 'Best of the Best'
BELLEVUE?- Bellevue's The Victorian Tudor Inn has announced it has been named "Best of the Best" for 2011's Best Hotel by The Morning Journal in Lorain.
Richard Stegman, innkeeper and proprietor, said it is an honor to be selected for this award, especially considering the quality of hotels and inns in the Sandusky, Lorain and Cleveland areas.
"We are a much smaller Inn than all of the other hotels we were competing with, but it is apparent that our guests, and travelers in general, appreciate the quality accommodations and personal service that a small inn can provide," said Stegman.
For further information, call (419) 483-1949.
Ohio EPA passes Kuhn
Daniel Kuhn of rural Bascom recently was notified by Ohio Environmental Protection Agency that he passed the Class II Ohio wastewater works operator examination in early May.
Kuhn is married to the former Lisa Brickner. They have three children, a daughter, Emily; a son, Austin; and the late Ian Kuhn.
Kuhn recently finished an extensive training course in wastewater operations with the Operator Training Committee of Ohio and completed Leadership Seneca County.
Kuhn is a laboratory analyst at the city's Water Pollution Control Center, and also holds a Class II EPA collection system license and Class I laboratory certification. Prior to transferring to the WPCC he was a motor equipment operator at Public Works Department.
Relay For Life golf outing in August
The third annual Relay For Life golf scramble is set for Aug. 21 at Nature Trails Golf Course near Bettsville.
The fee is $50 per person for each four-person team, which includes green fees, a cart and lunch. Also, hotdogs are to be served at the turn. Two closest-to-the-pin contests are planned for the front nine, and the longest drive and closest approach to the pin are to be rewarded on the back nine.
Registration is to begin at 7 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. To register a team, call Sue Madden at (419) 934-2349. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Swim for a cause, don't forget protection
A fundraiser for American Cancer Society is planned for noon-6 p.m. July 16 at Tiffin municipal pool in Hedges-Boyer Park.
Admission to the Relay For Life Swim Day is to cost $4 for adults and $2 for children; kids age 2 and younger are to be admitted for free. One dollar from each admission is to be donated to the cancer society, which advises people to protect themselves from ultraviolet radiation by donning a shirt, hat and sunglasses and using sunscreen.
The event is to include contests, a 50/50 raffle, a bake sale and other activities.
H-L to meet
BASCOM - Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education is to have a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday in the distance learning lab to award a contract for early site work on the new building project and personnel items.
Torch run coming to Tiffin
The 2011 Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics began Tuesday in Toledo and is to continue throughout Ohio through Friday. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ohio.
Thursday, the torch run is to be in Findlay and travel to Tiffin, Carey, Upper Sandusky and Marion. It is to be at Tiffin Police Department at 10:15 a.m., followed by Kroger and Seneca County Opportunity Center.
Attica to have reunion
Attica High School's class of 1968 is having an informal reunion at 12:30 p.m. July 15 at Bev & Jak's Restaurant in Attica and 5:30 p.m. July 16 at Shellshucker's in Tiffin. Any Attica graduate or former classmate can attend. For more information contact Denise (McMellen) Zahn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Attica Reunion" in subject line. Or call (727) 204-4493.
Students have perfect attendance
GREEN SPRINGS - Students with perfect attendance at Green Springs Elementary School are kindergartener Brady Frankart, first-grader Carrie-Ann Leibengood, second-graders Jessica McNatt, Veronica Mestrey and Autumn Scheid, third-graders Megan Barrett, Cassandra Leibengood and Stefanie Lucio, fourth-graders Chase Arndt, Mackenzie Begley, Owen Brewer, Brandon Craig, James Dry, Zachery Hush, Mason Knight, Julia Munoz and Frida Santana, and fifth-graders Chasity Alejandro, Zachary Anderson, Jason Bickhart, Paige Brown, Andrew Greider, Kristopher Mange, Robert Michael, Lily Noftz, Lewis Orr, Austin Pinnell, Noah Prunty, Garrett Stout and Hailey Warner.
Memorial scholarships awarded
The fifth annual Christi Thomas memorial scholarships were awarded to this year's graduating seniors of Dance Unlimited. Brianna Siler was selected as the $1,000 Christi Thomas Scholarship winner, while $200 book scholarships were awarded to Jocelyn Black, Anne Eichhorn, Marissa Myers and Blanca Daniel.
Beeson receives scholarship
TOLEDO - Rachel Beeson of Buckeye Central High School is a recipient of University of Toledo's Presidential Scholarship.
Brown Mackie lists
FINDLAY - Local students on the president's list at Brown Mackie College-Findlay are Carl Bishop and Megan Stallard, Tiffin; Chantel Meyer, New Riegel, and Violet Greeley and Stephanie Salazar, Fostoria.
Local students on the dean's list are Meghan Brink, William Naugle and Tori Reino, Tiffin; Jessica Hoepf, New Riegel; Megan Knisely, Green Springs; Cassandra Pressley, Bloomville; Leslie Halbisen, Rachel Knopp, Alisha Kroetz, Amanda McGuire and Stacey Snyder, Fostoria; Amanada Nungester, Jessica Paul, Robin Schroeder and Cheryl Young, Bradner; Amy Hartley, Clyde; Jessica Jacoby, Shannon McLain and Anna St. Clair, Carey; and Nathan Kanney, Upper Sandusky.
Local students on the honors list are Nicole Magill, Tiffin; Rhonda Braun, Fostoria; and Holly Brewer, Paige Cornwell, Julie Napier and Veronica Weaver, Carey.
FINDLAY Several local students participated in University of Findlay's Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity.
Alison Niedermier is a 2007 graduate of Seneca East High School and is the daughter of Theresa and Jerry Niedermier of Republic. She was named a Senior Scholar.
Corey Britton is a 2007 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School and the son of Mary Beth and Brad Britton of Tiffin. He was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Calli Coppus is a 2006 graduate of Mohawk High School and the daughter of Luana Coppus of Tiffin and John Coppus of Tiffin. She was named a Senior Scholar.
Nathan Richey is a 2009 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon and the son of Laura and John Richey of Tiffin. Rachel Conley is a 2009 graduate of Mohawk High School and is the daughter of Linda and Justin Conley of Carey.
Jessica M. Lynch is a 2007 graduate of Bettsville High School and is the daughter of Andrea and Jeff Lynch of Tiffin. She was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Ryan Wood is a 2010 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon. He is the son of Roger and Charlene Wood of Tiffin.
OWU dean's list
DELAWARE - Local students on the dean's list at Ohio Wesleyan University are Logan Markins of Fostoria, a Fostoria High School graduate; Hannah Davies, Arielle Engle and Rachel Martin, all of Tiffin and Columbian High School graduates; Heather Werling of Tiffin, a graduate of Island Trees High School; and Brittany Lutz of Attica, a graduate of Seneca East High School.
DELAWARE - Local residents graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University were Hannah Davies and Heather Werling of Tiffin.
MARIETTA - Benjamin Dickerson of Tiffin received bachelor's degrees in Spanish and athletic training from Marietta College.
WOOSTER - Jacob Lucius, a graduate of Calvert High School, and Meghan O'Brien, a graduate of Columbian High School, graduated from College of Wooster. Lucius, a political science major who graduated cum laude, and O'Brien, a philosophy major who graduated magna cum laude, are residents of Tiffin.
NEW CONCORD - Joel Ardner, a graduate of Calvert High School, was named Academic All-OAC honorable mention at Muskingum University.
Talley honored by Promedica
FOSTORIA - ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital named Keesha Talley, dialysis department, the 2011 recipient of the Mary Jane Smith Nursing Excellence Award.
"This award demonstrates Keesha's investment in and commitment to the education of our patients and families is remarkable," said Peg Frankart, vice president, patient care, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. "Keesha is a great leader who promotes team work. She is truly an asset to our team of dedicated and compassionate nurses."
Talley joined the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital team nearly 10 years ago, and has more than 14 years of experience as a registered nurse. Earlier this year, she established a kidney disease support group for the community. Keesha also was instrumental in the development of a chronic kidney disease clinic at the hospital several years ago.
This annual award was established in 1986, the year Mary Jane Smith retired from ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital.
A Fostoria native, Talley is a graduate of Fostoria High School and Mercy College of Northwest Ohio.
Fostoria Community Hospital names Cramer Employee of the Quarter
FOSTORIA - Tracy Cramer, team leader in the surgery department, was named the 2011 employee of the first quarter at Fostoria Community Hospital.
Cramer was nominated for her unselfish attitude and commitment to patient, physician and employee satisfaction.
Cramer has served in a leadership role within the surgery department for nearly three years, and has been integral in making numerous improvements related to preparing for new services, making process changes, offering educational opportunities and initiating an inventory system. She also is flexible with her own work schedule to accommodate the needs of co-workers and physicians.
A rural Arcadia resident, Tracy enjoys spending time with her children Cristen and Casey.
BW dean's list
BEREA - Local students on the dean's list at Baldwin-Wallace College are Matthew Bowen, Attica; Melissa Hoffbauer, Bloomville; Shallon Gabel, Courtney Ritzler and Carrie Ritzler, Fostoria; and Taylor Burns and Zachary Szablewski, Tiffin.
BLUFFTON - Michael O'Donnell, son of Chris and Kathryn O'Donnell of Tiffin, received a bachelor's degree in physics from Bluffton University. Meghan Dodson, daughter of Matt and Carleen Dodson of Tiffin, received a bachelor's degree in fashion, interiors, retail merchandising and design with a minor in business administration.
Street to close Saturday
Heidelberg University is to host alumni weekend Friday through June 26. The parade of classes on Greenfield Street is Saturday, and Hedges Street and Greenfield Street from the light at Market Street to France Hall are to be closed 11:30 a.m.-noon. For more information, call (419) 618-9581.
Gallery hosting show
FINDLAY An array of photographs inverted through the use of technology by Lima resident Christina Dare is to be showcased on the Owens Community College Findlay-area campus as the Library Gallery presents a "Nature Turned Inside Out" exhibit through Aug. 12.
Admission to the gallery is free. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday through July 28 and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday through Aug. 12.
For more information, call (567) 429-3088 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 3088.
New certificate program unveiled
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Area residents with aspirations of learning how to grow, maintain, harvest, store and distribute local produce and animal products are to have the opportunity to begin their educational journey at Owens Community College as the academic institution's Department of Science unveils a new urban agriculture and sustainability certificate program. Beginning fall semester 2011, the academic program is to be offered on the Toledo-area campus in Perrysburg Township and at The Source Learning Center in downtown Toledo.
For more information, call (567) 661-7623 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7623.
NORTH CANTON - Kurtis Miller, a finance major from Tiffin, graduated from Walsh University.
AKRON - Erika Straube of Clyde received a master's degree in education from University of Akron.
Richards to compete
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Drew Richards of New Washington was to go to University of Evansville for the 2011 American Society of Civil Engineers National Concrete Canoe Competition Thursday through Saturday. He is a student at Ohio Northern University.
Tiffin students honored
SPRINGFIELD - Three Tiffin students were honored at Wittenberg University's Spring 2011 Honors Convocation. Andrea Gaietto was awarded with membership to Alpha Lambda Delta. Erica Martin was awarded with the Kurt J. Fickert Award for Spanish. Kelsey Grine has maintained a 4.0 grade point average for the past two semesters.
Gyuras receives award
WESTERVILLE - Elizabeth Gyuras of Tiffin was awarded the Robert E. and Mary Elizabeth Cramer Endowed Award at Otterbein University.
Owens starts new program
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Owens Community College has created a new interior design associate degree program. Beginning fall semester 2011, the academic program is to be offered on the Toledo-area campus.
For more information about the program, call (567) 661-7081 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext 7081.
Gustavus Adolphus dean's list
ST. PETER, Minn. - Lacey Squier of Tiffin is on the dean's list at Gustavus Adolphus College.
College of Law dean's list
ADA - Zachary Fowler, son of Deborah Fowler of Tiffin and Terry Fowler of Bellevue, was named to the Ohio Northern Pettit College of Law deans' list.
Mount Union dean's list
ALLIANCE - Taylor Ruffing of Attica is on the dean's list at University of Mount Union.
Walsh dean's list
NORTH CANTON - Gemma White of Bloomville and Kayla Little and Colleen Traxler of Tiffin are on the dean's list at Walsh University.