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July 23, 2011
The Advertiser-Tribune

Medal of Honor recipient has local connection

July 12, U.S. Army Sgt First Class Leroy Petry received the Medal of Honor from President Obama for heroism in Afghanistan. He was wounded in both legs and lost his right hand intercepting an enemy grenade, saving the lives of his fellow Army Rangers. It was his eighth tour of duty.

Leroy is the nephew of Burt and Jane Park of Tiffin. He is the son-in-law of Jane's half-sister Lois Fonseca of California.

Nathan L. Setzler

Air Force Airman Nathan L. Setzler 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 Barb Setzler of CR 288, Clyde.

Setzler graduated in 2003 from Harvest Temple Christian Academy, Clyde. He received a bachelor's degree in 2008 from Victory Bible College, North Augusta, S.C.

Youths to reign at fair

Local youths are to represent various animal species during Seneca County Fair, which starts Monday.

Jamie Dunlap is the rabbit queen, and Alex Wood is the rabbit king. Mercedes Snyder is the rabbit princess, and Ryan Shock is the rabbit prince. Hannah Williams is the goat queen, and Isabelle Lewis is the goat princess. Trisha Smith is the swine queen, Candace Lease is the dairy princess and Destony Severs is the sheep princess. Carrie Galloway is the poultry queen, and Hannah Brown is the poultry princess.

Course to begin

There is to be a Professional Association of Diving Instructors open water scuba course at Tiffin's pool beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday.

For more information, call (419) 447-1819.

Aug. 31 is grant deadline

Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Inc. is accepting grant applications through Aug. 31 for consideration in the fall award distribution cycle.

The foundation grants support a variety of programs in the fields of education, social services, health, humanities, arts, culture, economic development and civic affairs.

Notification of grant application status is to take place in December and grant award distribution would be in January.

To qualify for a grant, the applicant must be a nonprofit organization in Fostoria or the surrounding townships. Also, the organization must be designated as tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.

The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation is interested in providing seed money for new programs designed to meet emerging needs or to expand existing successful programs. Requests that garner long-term or lasting results in the community are given priority.

Qualified organizations that wish to be considered for a grant award may request a copy of the grant guidelines and application from the foundation office at 112 N. Main St., Fostoria, or by sending an e-mail to director@ The guidelines and application also are available for download from

The deadline to submit completed applications to the foundation office is 5 p.m. Aug. 31.

Library to host author

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to welcome author Jean Ann Geist at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting room.

Geist self-published "Only in the Movies," which was released earlier this year. She is to speak about "Sharing the Journey: the path to successful self-publication."

Agency earns senior partner designation

COLUMBUS - Harrison-Price Insurance Agency of Melmore has earned senior partner status from Grange Insurance for the 24th year.

Senior partner is the highest designation given to an agency to recognize the best independent agencies that sell Grange products based on their experience, professionalism and performance.

The agency was established in 1982 and serves Seneca and surrounding counties as an independent agency with a variety of products from a variety of companies.

Grange was established in 1935 and Clyde Price became an agent in 1936. There has been a family member selling Grange for the past 76 years.

Grange Insurance, with $2 billion in assets and $1.3 billion in annual revenue, is an insurance provider based in Columbus. Through its independent agents, Grange offers auto, home, life and business insurance protection.

Win a car

Would you like to win a 2011 Chevrolet Cruz? A 2011 Chrysler 200 or 2011 Hyundai Elantra? For $5 per ticket, with all proceeds to benefit charities, you can have a chance.

Baumann Auto Group is to donate one of these cars to the winner.

Community Hospice Care plans to sell tickets for $5 each to win one of these vehicles. Proceeds are to benefit Community Hospice Care along with other area charities.

To purchase tickets, contact Community Hospice Care office at (419) 447-4040 or (800) 834-8100 or stop in the office at 181 E. Perry St., Tiffin, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays.

The drawing is to be Sept. 24.

Ducks to waddle down the Sandusky

Community Hospice Care is to conduct its annual Hospice Waddle.

Rubber duckies are to waddle down Sandusky River at 5 p.m. Sept. 18 in conjunction with Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival. Only 1,500 ducks are to be sold for $10 each with a chance to win $3,000, $300 or $30.

Community Hospice Care accepts Mastercard Visa, Discover and American Express.

To reserve a special number, call Community Hospice Care (419) 447-4040 or (800) 834-8100.

St. Joseph Festival winners announced

St. Joseph Festival at Tiffin was July 9-10. Listed below are the winners of the main raffle, super raffle and 50/50 raffles.

Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council No. 608, Thomas Chambers, Clouse Electric, Hempy Water Conditioning, John and Becky Lay Family, Sacksteder Worland Insurance Inc., First Bank of Ohio, Feasel's Frame and Collision, Tiffin St. Joseph FCU, P.T. Services Rehabilitation Inc., Jack C. Felton DDS, Laminate Technologies, Dick Scheiber, Lee's Floor Coverings (downtown), ECS Billing and Consulting Inc., Wagner Floral Co.LLC, TPC Food Service, Old Fort Banking Company, John Carrigan, CPA.

Main raffle:

$10,000 - Jim Nagle, Tiffin.

$1,500 - Donna Steinmetz, Tiffin.

$500 - Ginny Fowler, Tiffin

$400 - David Smith, Tiffin (sponsored by B&K Home Medical)

$400 - Fritz and Sue Smith, Tiffin (Seislove Burial Vault Service Inc.)

$100 - Carol Distel, Tiffin (seller of first prize ticket)

50/50 drawings:

Saturday: $482 Dolores Ragle, Tiffin.

Sunday: $558 Philbert Taulbee, Tiffin

Super raffle:

Other prizes - $500 CCS tuition credit (MJ Recruiters, Maria Hemminger and Joanna Spaun), Jan Kontak; Lake Erie fishing trip (Hank Elchert), Bernie Wilson; $100 Kroger gift card (Laminate Technologies), Deb Keefe; gas grill (Quick Tab II and Diversified Graphics), the Rev. Gary Walters; Tiffany table lamp (Burns Electric), Cindy Lucius; Calvert alumni framed cornhole game (Anthony Douglas Kitchen & Bath/Tony and Linda Perry), Roger Perry; iPad (students and families of Calvert Catholic Schools), Jean Haren; custom birthstone family rosary (Amy Recker, Inspirations), Jim Ferstler; porcelain doll Danielle (friend of parish), Cabin Creations; porcelain doll Pauline (friend of parish), Anne Klepper; porcelain doll Amanda (friend of parish), Sue Tucker; beef hind quarter (Roger and Melissa Daniel and family) meat processing (Smith Family Foods), Jean Smith; original oil painting by Lucille Rice (Richard Kinn family), Fred and Anna Elchert; one-hour massage and $50 cash (Anthony Douglas Kitchen & Bath), Rebecca Janovich; 20-inch girls bicycle (Harold Steinmetz), Barb Dantuono; 20-inch boys bicycle (Harold Steinmetz), Tim Hohman; Wii & Wii Fit with two games (James Wilson DDS), Rheyma Kelbley; gift certificate for school uniform (Beanstalk & Co.), William Tate; two Indians baseball tickets (Arnold Vending), Julia Smith; $50 gift certificate (Bair Brothers), Chris Mileski; haircut and T-shirt (Champs Barber Shop), Rosie Arbogast; haircut and T-shirt (Champs Barber Shop), Paul Hemminger; iPod Nano (First Ohio Credit Union), Sylvia Barney; Cuisinart popcorn popper and popcorn package (friend of parish), Jim Wise; $100 gift certificate (Mohawk Nursery), Steve Hoover; $50 gift certificate (Angelus), Patty Cress; $50 gift certificate (Angelus), Larry Goshe; wooden swing lounger (Tiffin Ace Hardware), Karen Coppus; $75 in lottery tickets (Viewpoint Graphics), Paula Huss; six cans beef and six cans pork (Wertz's Farm Market), Diana Breidenbach; $30 gift certificate (Bob Evans Restaurant), Kelly Shaffer; $100 Marathon gas card (Laminate Technologies), Amanda Stein; Bissel Quick Steamer (friend of parish), Florence Lucius; free room rental (Camden Falls), Amy Recker; free wings for a month (Carmie's Grill), Brandon Coffman; refinished straight-back chair with caned seat (Dan and Mary Reimer), Fritz Elchert Jr.; $50 cash (Laminate Technologies), Gail Kraut; Vera Bradley duffel bag and hanging organizer (Threads), Mike Arbogast; oak child's rocking chair (Jim & Bonnie Boroff), Pam Schube; A-T gift basket includes one-year subscription (The Advertiser-Tribune), Roger Perry; handmade baby quilt and bunny with three receiving blankets (friend of the parish), Annie Daniel; Teddy Tompkins collectible bear Humphrey (friend of the parish), Michelle Gase; Teddy Tompkins collectible bear Beatrice (friend of the parish), Margaret Ardner; handcrafted jewelery box (BMD Workbench), Kate Coleman; handcrafted oak single-door console cabinet (Jim Perry), Margret LaWare; four rounds of golf (Mohawk Golf Club), Leila Garcia; woman's bicycle (Prize Lawn), Alice Feasel; man's bicycle (Prize Lawn), Wayne Wax; 2011-2012 family all-sports pass (Calvert High School), Martha Somers; potato chip basket (Ballreich Brothers Inc.),Victoria Harris; four Cedar Point passes July 22 (Tiffin University), Sharon Carter; creche scroll-painted 12-figurine set (Dick Puffenberger), the Rev. Schroeder; handcrafted mantle clock (Eugene Phillips), Jim Ferstler; 42-inch flat screen TV with DVD player (Tiffin Deluxe Services and Dundore Heating & Cooling), Dan Mathias; cheer session (All In Cheer), Jeanie Fisher; Hummel Bell girl (friend of parish), Sylvia Baney; Hummel Bell -boy (friend of parish), David Hohman; 2012 family pool pass (Tiffin Park & Recreation), Rhyma Kelbley; handcrafted stepping stone (Bud Krupp), Ann Jones; children's art easel and supplies (Jean & Doug Haren), Cheryl Reinhart; four passes to Seneca County Fair (BJ Pallet), Patrick Lauer; handcrafted lighthouse (Robert Dougherty), Shari Ward; garden bench kneeler/bench combo (Steve & Dianna Schafer), Eileen Reinhart; $75 photo package (Maria Wahl Photography), Beverly Shaffer; Notre Dame slate painting (Alan & Michelle Funkhouser), Steve Daniel; Calvary scene framed puzzle picture (Richard & Don Kinn), Sharon George; $100 gift card (Jeffrey Jewelry), Mitzi Fronzier; creme-filled cupcakes (Evelyn Daniel), Daniel Charlston; handcrafted throw (Mary Louise Hoepf), Mike Coppus; handcrafted quilted fleece (Mary Louise Hoepf), Elliott Hoepf; ReLiv gift basket (Monsignor Edward Dunn), Cabin Creations; original painting on slate winter scene (Dianne Schafer), Urban Schalk; shepherd's hook (Lifetime Iron Works), Sue Smith ; handcrafted crucifix (Walter Hoepf), Madonna Gase; handcrafted crucifix (Walter Hoepf), Catherine Demith; squirrel feeder (Bill Betz), Jolene Smith; grill utensils set and six-piece cutlery set (friend of the parish), Larry Goshe; one-year youth membership (Tiffin YMCA), Eric Lee; $50 GW's gift card (GW's Restaurant), Tom Ardner; home safety basket (American Fire & Safety Services Inc.), Cabin Creations; hand crafted Siamese cat (Luelle Wright), Dolores Rider; black and white afghan (Karin Brown), Amy Recker; water filtration system (Richard Warnament), Vickie Daniel; water filtration system (Richard Warnament), Linda Perry; water filtration system (Richard Warnament), Myron Frisch; $100 Woof Creek dog grooming certificate (Peggy Ronski), Roger Perry;

Quilt raffle - Cindy Larkins.

Kiddie Corral raffle - boys' winner, Cameron Bagent; girl's winner, Alexa Bagent; in-line skates, Susan Tucker.

Extreme heat threatens blood supply

American Red Cross Western Lake Erie Blood Services Region continues its appeal for blood donors because of a new threat from the current heat wave.

Because of extremely high temperatures many people who would otherwise come to donate blood are staying away.

"Heat advisory warnings may be forcing many who are sensitive or vulnerable in these weather conditions to stay indoors" said Annie Marckel, program manager of communications. "However, those who are able to join us will be glad to know our blood drives are comfort-controlled when it comes to temperature. So you can beat the heat, enjoy a refreshing drink and feel good about helping save a life."

All types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient. The need for blood is constant, even in cases of extreme weather.

ABLE offering classes

FOSTORIA - Classes for Fostoria City Schools' Adult Basic and Literacy Education program are to begin Monday for new and returning students. Classes are to be four mornings a week Monday through Aug. 25.

Starting Aug. 29, there are to be morning and evening classes. The program, which is located at Holmes Administration Building, offers services designed to meet the needs of all individuals interested in improving their academic, workplace, and/or English language skills. ABLE classes are provided free of charge to participants due to funding through a grant.

To enroll in classes, students initially are required to complete the orientation process, at which time registration is to take place along with placement testing. After completion of the orientation, students are to be allowed to enroll into the ABLE class that best meets their needs.

Orientation for the program is a three-day process that is conducted monthly, with the first scheduled orientation for the classes taking place 9-11 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Additional orientation sessions are to be 9-11 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. Aug. 29, 30 and 31 and Sept. 26, 27 and 28.

For questions or to schedule a time for orientation, call (419) 436-4163 or (419)435-8163 during the hours of 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

School to have full-day preschool

BLOOMVILLE - Village Day School is enable people to meet teachers and other children in the school at 7 p.m. Aug 10. The school offers full childcare/preschool 6 a.m-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the year.

Village Day School is to offer a full-day preschool program 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 4- and 5-year-old children for a monthly fee. The full-day program offers a hot family-style meal.

There also is to be a half-day preschool program, which starts at 9 a.m. and lasts until noon throughout the week.

Village Day School also offers a before- and after-school program. Village Day School and Buckeye Central Local School District collaborate for children to be transported to and from the school.

Call (419) 983-5371 for more information or stop by the center, which is in Bloomville United Church of Christ.

Learn about iPad2

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center is to host an iPad2 professional development training for businesses 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13 in its new location at 928 W. Market St., suite A. The fee is $700 for iPad with WiFi and $900 for iPad with WIFI/3G. Prepayment of $100 is required to hold a registration.

People can learn how to use an iPad and begin exploring the apps available for business. Space is limited. Call (419) 447-2927 to register.

Host families needed

Academic Year in America is looking for Tiffin families to host high school exchange students from all over the world. To learn about hosting an exchange student, call (800) 322-4678, ext. 5164, or e-mail Visit AYA at

Students graduate from virtual school

Taylor Strohl of Bascom and Nicole Taylor of Tiffin graduated from Ohio Connections Academy, a virtual public school.

UF dean's list

FINDLAY - Local students on the dean's list at University of Findlay are Rachel Conley, Carl Dyer, Scott Harrold, Camilla Jesko, Tessa Kelbley, Amy Littlejohn, Eric Perkins and Derek Sherman, Carey; Trista Baker, Deanna Calmes, Kyla Frey and Dayna Lessig, Upper Sandusky; Shannon Ball, Jennifer Drossman and Kellie Potts, Clyde; Samantha Holman and Morgan Podach, Risingsun; Alyssa Marshall, Lauren Mathias and Taylor Mathias, Alvada; Simon Bernard and Derek Wurm, Attica; Jessica Lynch, Bascom; Megan Florence, Bloomville; Gabriella Barnes, Alexandria Bishop, Gavin Feucht, Cassandra Holman, Jacinda Jones, Michelle Kinn, Marina Nye, Keri Seel and Debra Ward, Fostoria; Jessica Burkett, Green Springs; Caitlin Baker, Kansas; Jacqueline Messersmith, McCutchenville; Alison Niedermier, Republic; and Katherine Britton, Eric Brown, Calli Coppus, Juliana Engleman, Anthony Ferstler, Mariah Hohman, Jessica Lynch, Bethany Parkhurst, Scott West and Ryan Wood, Tiffin.

Otterbein grad

WESTERVILLE - Megan Johnston of Tiffin graduated magna cum laude and received a bachelors degree in psychology from Otterbein University.

Gillmor Financial Services Inc.

Old Fort Bank

welcomes new board member

OLD?FORT?- Michael C. Spragg, president and CEO of Old Fort Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Wade Young to serve on the Gillmor Financial Services Inc. board of directors, the holding company for Old Fort Banking Company.

"We are honored to have Dr. Young join us. Together we will hold in trust the community bank spirit and philosophy which the Old Fort Banking Company has provided for nearly 100 years." said Spragg.

Young is president of Tiffin Eye Center and a practicing ophthalmologist in the area since 1987. He is a member of the medical staffs at Mercy Hospital of Tiffin, Memorial Hospital in Fremont, Fostoria Community Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Willard and Elmwood at the Springs in Green Springs. He served as president of medical staff of Fremont Memorial 1995-96 and is president of medical staff at Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.

Young is married to Cynthia Michaels Young. The couple has four children, Wade Emmet (Buck), Blair Katherine, Austin Hayes and Carly Michaels Young.

Fostoria hospital to host diabetes education refresher course

FOSTORIA - To assist individuals with diabetes in successfully managing the disease, Fostoria Community Hospital is to offer a diabetes education refresher course 10:30 a.m. Aug. 5 in the diabetes education department, on the hospital's main level, entrance 1.

The course is designed for individuals with diabetes who have had previous diabetes education and would benefit from review and updates to further assist in improving blood sugar control. This course is to focus on maximizing diabetes management and problem solving, and update each participant's nutrition and exercise plans.

Pre-registration and physician referral is required for attendance. The course has a fee billable to insurance. Financial assistance is available through the foundation's diabetes fund. For more information, call Shirley Conley at (419) 436-6629.

Extreme heat threatens blood supply

American Red Cross Western Lake Erie Blood Services Region continues its appeal for blood donors because of a new threat from the current heat wave.

Because of extremely high temperatures, many people who would otherwise come to donate blood are staying away.

"Heat advisory warnings may be forcing many who are sensitive or vulnerable in these weather conditions to stay indoors" said Annie Marckel, program manager of communications. "However, those who are able to join us will be glad to know our blood drives are comfort-controlled when it comes to temperature. So you can beat the heat, enjoy a refreshing drink and feel good about helping save a life."

All types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient. The need for blood is constant, even in cases of extreme weather.



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