Austin L. Windau
E/4 Specialist Austin L. Windau is stationed at Vilseck Army Base in Germany.
Windau, who is with the second Battalion and second Calvary Regiment, joined the Army in March.
Windau's prior service was with the U.S.?Navy from October 2006-October 2010.
Windau, the son of Lee and Tanya Windau of Bettsville, is married to the former Brittany Rumschlag, daughter of Kenny and Janice Rumschlag of Tiffin.
Firearm classes in September
Several classes for those interested in concealed carry or a firearm education are coming up in September.
S&S Firearms and Training of Fostoria plans to offer a two-day concealed carry course Sept. 17-18. The course is to include 12 hours of instruction - 10 hours of classroom instruction and two hours on the firing range - over a weekend.
The fee is $95 and loaner firearms are available.
For more information, call (419) 701-7515 or (419) 619-7439 or visit www.s-sfirearmstraining.com.
A concealed handgun license course is set for 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 25 in Tiffin Police Department's training room and range, 51 E. Market St., Tiffin.
The $125 fee includes all class materials and targets. Participants must provide their own handgun, eye and ear protection, and 100 rounds of factory standard ammunition (no Magnum or +P rounds).
The registration deadline is Sept. 16, and class size is limited.
The instructor, Dean Henry, is certified by National Rifle Association.
The course is to consist of 10 hours of classroom instruction and two hours of range time and live-fire training in compliance with the training requirements of state law.
To register or for more information, contact Henry at (419) 448-4575 or (419) 447-1661, or send an email to email@example.com.
Red Cross plans Disaster College
TOLEDO - American Red Cross has mobilized disaster workers and equipment along much of the eastern seaboard to help those in the path of Hurricane Irene, opening shelters for evacuees and dispatching more than 200 mobile feeding vehicles.
Yet it is not too late for northwest Ohioans to help.
"To support this relief operation with additional volunteers, American Red Cross is partnering with Owens Community College Center for Emergency Preparedness to host Disaster College," Ken Robinson, director of programs and services for the Red Cross, stated in a release. "Potential volunteers can take ... training courses that will enable them to deploy to the East Coast if additional resources are needed."
Each of these three classes is required to be completed to become a member of the Red Cross' Disaster Services Human Resources System.
Red Cross volunteers also are to go through an interview process, online orientation and online background check.
Disaster services overview, 6-10 p.m. Wednesday.
Shelter operations, 6-10 p.m. Thursday.
Client casework, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
All classes are to be in the Center for Emergency Preparedness, 30150 Tracy Road, Walbridge.
To enroll, contact emergency services at (419) 329-2533 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance registration is required.
Flea market season isn't over yet
Tiffin Flea Market, sponsored by Seneca County Junior Fair Foundation, is ready for the second half of the 2011 season. It is to continue today at Seneca County Fairgrounds, 100 Hopewell Ave.
Continuing the traditions set forth previously by late manager, Don Ziegler, the foundation says it hopes to continue to be one of the larger shows in northwest Ohio.
The event has free parking and admission.
Show hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. rain or shine. Breakfast is available on the grounds from 7-10 a.m.
For more information, visit the flea market website at www.tiffinfleamarket.com or contact manager Joan Zimmerman at P.O. Box 297, Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-9613 or (419) 618-4979.
T-SPL to be open Sundays
Starting Sunday Sept. 11, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to be open Sundays.
The library is to be open 1-5 p.m. Sundays through May, except for holiday weekends. T-SPL is to continue its normal hours during the rest of the week.
For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us.
'Babies & Books' to be offered
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to offer "Babies & Books" in September. There are to be two 30-minute classes, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Sept. 13 in Frost Kalnow Room.
"Babies & Books" is to feature stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays. Parents or caregivers and babies, age birth to 24 months old, can sign up for one session of language enrichment activities.
Call (419) 447-3751 to register, starting Tuesday, for the free program.
Preschool story time upcoming
Children who are 3, 4, 5 or 6 years old can attend preschool story time at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. One session a week is to be offered for four Thursdays in September.
Parents can choose between sessions at 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 15, 22 or 29 in Frost Kalnow Room. Stories, poems, songs, finger plays, puppets and more are included in the free 30-minute activity.
Parents' attendance is optional.
Bliss to have storytime
BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to start storytime Tuesday. Storytime is for children 3-5 years old and includes play time, short stories, flannelboards, songs and a craft. Storytime is to be 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays and lasts about an hour. Call (419) 983-4675 to register, or visit www.blisslibrary.org for more information.
Toddler Time to begin Wednesday
BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to begin Toddler Time at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The programs are for children ages 1-3, and the children must be accompanied by an adult. Toddler Time consists of short stories, flannelboards, songs and playtime.
Call (419) 983-4675 to register, or visit www.blisslibrary.org for more information.
Learn to make a mum
BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host a craft night with Cathy Stockmeister at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12. She is to show how to make a football mum from tissue paper.
Registration is limited to the first 12. Call (419) 983-4675 for more information or to register.
Kaubisch to have book discussion
FOSTORIA - Kaubisch Memorial Public Library's book discussion group is to meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Fruth Room. Discussion is to focus on "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Copies of the book are available at the main desk for check out.
Discussions are informal and free. For more information, call (419) 435-2813.
Computer classes being offered
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is offering basic computer classes.
The library received a federal grant to participate in Connect Ohio as a participant of Every Citizen Online. The matching grant helped fund the purchase of laptops for small group computer instruction. The library is to offer basic computer training as part of Connect Ohio, continuing through December 2012.
Monthly Connect Ohio classes are to consist of a series of three sessions. Each series of instruction includes an introduction to computers, an introduction to the Internet and basic use of the Internet, including e-mail. After completing six hours of training, students are to receive a certificate of completion. Certificate holders are eligible for certain discounts on broadband Internet access.
The classes are free. The next series of classes is to be Sept. 12, 19 and 26. Each session is to be 10 a.m.-noon. Registration by Wednesday is recommended. To register or for more information, call (419) 483-4769.
Teen Book Club to gather
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to offer an autumn series of Teen Book Club.
The group meets one Thursday a month at 4 p.m. The series dates are Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15.
The book for the September meeting, "Finnikin of the Rock" by Melina Marchetta, is available at the Youth Services desk.
Teens ages 13 and older can attend. Refreshments are to be served.
For more information, visit or call Youth Services at (419) 483-0422.
Yarn club to meet
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library Yarn Club is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. People can 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 1-4 p.m. Sept. 17. At that meeting, there are to be patterns and yarn available to distribute to those interested in knitting for Warm Up America, the national charity that distributes afghans to those in need.
Anyone interested in contributing yarn for the project may drop it off at the Youth Services desk.
WSOS members accept award
In August, WSOS Vice President Ruthann House and Kerrie Carte, development specialist, accepted the 2011 Community Economic Development Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award for the Green Ohio/Weatherization Works Corps program WSOS administered.
The award was conferred on WSOS by the national Community Action Partnership and is one of four CAP awarded to agencies across the nation.
WSOS administered this program for the past two years and it included operating the program within WSOS and at several community action agencies throughout Ohio.
The Green Ohio/Weatherization Works Corps program allowed more than 130 young adults to learn the processes and techniques necessary for weatherizing homes. According to a news release, youth weatherized 1,648 homes around Ohio.
For more information on weatherization or other programs operated by WSOS, call (419) 334-8911 or toll free at (800) 775-9767 or visit www.wsos.org.
Bower and Richardson named to new positions
FREMONT - Brian Bower has been promoted to Ohio Community Regional Sales Manager at U.S. Bank. He is located at the 400 W. State St. office in Fremont. To contact him, call (419) 334-5301.
As Regional Sales Manager, Bower leads the company's mortgage production effort in the bank's community markets in Ohio and Southern Indiana. In addition, he is responsible for providing loan officer coverage for more than 100 retail locations throughout the two states.
Bower attended Tiffin University where he earned his bachelor and master degrees in business administration. He is an active participant in local organizations such as Bascom Youth Sports and Leadership Seneca County. A native of Tiffin, Bower resides with his wife Danielle and his three children Lileigh, Alec and Regan.
Brianne Richardson is the administrative assistant for the Ohio Community Region. Richardson attended Tiffin University where she earned her bachelor's degree in business administration. Since 2005, she has been an active participant in the local organization Volunteers of America. To contact her, call (419) 334-5671.
Storm threatens blood supply
TOLEDO Hurricane Irene already has forced the cancellation of more than 60 blood drives along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of more than 2,100 units of blood. These numbers could rise due to power outages and storm related damage, according to a press release from the Red Cross.
Immediate blood and platelet donations are being sought in areas unaffected by the storm to replenish the blood inventory and help meet the needs in the hardest hit areas of Hurricane Irene.
At the same time, the Western Lake Erie Region just received notification of a potential work stoppage by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 75. According to the notice, members of the union may begin a work stoppage at 9 a.m. Sept. 10 if a new contract is not reached by then.
In the local area alone, 300 blood donations are needed each day to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients, and children with blood disorders. These patients and others rely on blood products during their treatment.
Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet height and weight requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height), and who are generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood.
To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) RED CROSS.
Seneca County Health Department is to offer free HIV testing Tuesday at its South Washington location. The testing is to be offered 9-11 a.m. on a "walk-in" basis.
The Ora-Quick Advanced rapid test is to be used. There is no charge for the test and results are to be available in 20 minutes on the day of testing.
Fostoria Community Hospital to offer health events
FOSTORIA?- ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital is to offer a diabetes education refresher course at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the diabetes education department, on the hospital's main level, entrance 1.
The diabetes refresher 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.
To help individuals successfully manage diabetes, the diabetes education department is to offer a class 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 14, in the Conference Center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2. A physician referral is required to participate in the class.
The refresher course and course has fees 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.
The hospital's Total Wellness department is is to offer healthy heart screenings 6-9 a.m. Thursday in Conference Center A , on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2.
The screenings are to consist of free blood pressure and blood sugar checks. Cholesterol screenings are to include a coronary risk profile, which is comprised of cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol plus triglycerides, for $15. Individuals should not eat 12 hours prior to the screening, to receive the most accurate results.
Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call ProMedica Total Wellness at (419) 436-6688.
To learn more about ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, visit www.promedica.org/fostoria.
Parent meetings to be offered
A series of parent educational meetings is to start this month, and all are 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Learning Center at Sentinel Career & Technology Center, 797 E. TR 201.
"Today's Technology - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" is to be Sept. 20. "Ways to Provide Less Stressful Homework Environments" is Oct. 18. "Holiday Make It, Take It" for adults is Nov. 15, and there is no cost for supplies.
"Sexuality and Disabilities for Parents" is Jan. 17. "Taking Care of Yourself" is Feb. 21, and nutrition information is to be provided. "New Trends in Treatment of Children with ADHD" is March 15.
People should RSVP by calling (419) 447-7674 or (800) 549-5959.
NEW RIEGEL - New Riegel Local School District's general purpose financial statements for the fiscal year ending June 30 are complete and available for inspection by contacting Treasurer Jane Schalk at 44 N. Perry St., New Riegel, or at (419) 595-2256.
Classes being offered
Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers is taking registrations for part-time adult education classes, including computers and technology, personal development, medical, culinary and trade and industrial, in Fremont and Tiffin. Call (419) 334-6901, ext. 402, or (419) 448-1212, ext. 221, to register.
Fostoria band seeks alumni
FOSTORIA - Fostoria High School's marching band is to perform its annual "Salute to America" show during the football game against Columbian High School Friday. It is to welcome back alumni. People who wish to participate can contact the director at the high school or at skauffman@fostoria
schools.org. Admission to the game is free for participating alumni.
Rehearsals are to be 6-8 p.m. Monday and Thursday in the band room. Alumni can participate in the rehearsals or show up the night of the show. Music and information are available in the attendance office.
EMT courses being offered
FREMONT - Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Center is offering two emergency medical technician basic programs. One is to be 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Public Safety Building in Fremont. Another is to be 6-10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Sentinel Career & Technology Center in Tiffin. Classes begin in September.
The center also is offering two EMT intermediate programs. One is to be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays at Public Safety Building. The other is to be 6-10 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Sentinel. Classes begin in October.
To register for any of the classes, call (419) 334-6901, ext. 405 or 409.
Groups seek 'Health Heroes'
COLUMBUS Children and youth across Ohio once again have the opportunity to become "Health Heroes" by learning about childhood obesity, designing programs to address it and implementing the programs in their communities. Youth Service America and UnitedHealthcare are calling all "Health Heroes" to apply for 2012 UnitedHealth HEROES grants. To obtain an application, visit www.YSA.org/HEROES.
Calling all Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio is seeking to reconnect with former Girl Scouts from across the country who now are living in northeast Ohio. In honor of Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary in 2012, the organization is seeking accomplished Girl Scout alumnae to recognize at local events and help connect today's aspiring girl leaders with women who have achieved their goals, thanks in part to Girl Scouts.
Girl Scouts can e-mail email@example.com to share their Girl Scout story, be featured as a role model for today's girls and possibly be recognized at a local 100th anniversary event.
MILAN - Clarice Anderson of Attica graduated from EHOVE Career Center's dietary managers program.
Young Farmers group has sale
SYCAMORE - Mohawk Young Farmers had its annual consignment sale Aug. 13. Mohawk High School FFA students helped check-in the items for the sale and assisted with sale day, entering information in the computer and helping customers check out. Proceeds from the sale are to be used for student leadership activities, college scholarships and other support of the FFA chapter.
Share a dream
Glee's Iqbal Theba and SuperFutures founder and Wall Street Journal columnist Jennifer Openshaw have teamed-up to host the Dare2Dream Challenge. Through the Dare2Dream challenge, students share their dreams using their creativity for a chance to win an ipad 2 and trip to Hollywood to meet the Glee star. For information, visit www.superfutures.com.
GED testing offered
Sentinel Career Center is to offer General Education Development test Tuesday and Wednesday. The test is to be given 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and test registrants must attend both days. Registration is 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in room 244.
To be eligible to take the GED, a person must submit an application to Columbus, or applications may be submitted online.
The application must be approved by Ohio Department of Education before testing.
The fee is $40.
Sentinel's Adult Basic Literacy Education/GED program offers a variety of services designed to meet the needs of all individuals interested in improving their academic and work place skills. Due to funding through a grant, ABLE classes are offered free to participants 18 and older.
Classes in reading, writing and math are available for those individuals wanting to improve basic skills for the purpose of understanding materials related to the home, work-place or community.
For anyone wanting to obtain a GED, classes prepare students for all components of the GED test and provide test-taking tips.
To enroll in classes, students are required to attend an orientation where registration forms and placement testing are completed.
Wednesday is to be orientation day for Sentinel's Adult Basic Education & GED Program for the 2011-12 school year.
All students, new, returning or online, must attend the orientation session.
Orientation is to be offered at 9 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Students should plan to stay for the entire two-and-a-half-hour session. Orientations are to be in room 244 of Family Learning Center at Sentinel. Students should use the classroom's side door.
Subsequent orientations are to be offered at 5:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month or 12:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month.
Classes are mornings, afternoons and evenings.
For those students with alternative scheduling needs or those who want additional study time at home, a distance education program is available that offers online lessons.
Class times are 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 9-11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Classes begin Sept. 12. Free transportation is available.
For more information, to sign up for orientation or to register to take the GED test, call Sentinel at (419) 448-1212, ext. 269, during class times.
Owens to have 5K
FINDLAY Owens Community College's Findlay-area campus is to serve as the host to the Express Fall 5K Run and Walk Sept. 17. Proceeds from the event are to benefit United Way of Hancock County and the college's cross country club team.
The event is to start at 8:30 a.m. Running and walking participants can register in advance for $15, which includes a T-shirt. Race and walk registrants are to pay $20 Sept. 17. Race registration is to be accepted until 8 a.m. on the day of the race.
Registration and packet pick-up is to begin at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 17. For more information or to register, call (567) 429-3629 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 3629.
KENT - Local graduates of Kent State University are Emily Orians, summa cum laude, bachelor's degree, Carey; Alexandra Lizarribar, cum laude, bachelor's degree, Clyde; Nicholas Roope, associate's degree, Clyde; Kyle Haughawout, cum laude, bachelor's degree, Fostoria; Cynthia Taylor, master's degree, Fostoria; and Rachel McConnell, bachelor's degree, Tiffin.
LISLE, Ill. - Stephanie Corrienne Holcomb of Alvada received a master's degree in nursing from Benedictine University.