Kathleen Margaret Wolf is being deployed this month to Afghanistan as part of the 82nd Airborne Division, Assault Battalion out of Fort Bragg, N.C. She is to be stationed at a Forward Operating Base supporting the ongoing efforts of Operation Enduring Freedom.
While there, Wolf is to assume her duties as a crew member of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter manning a M240H machine gun and providing suppressive gun fire.
Wolf has served almost six years in the Army and said she plans to make it her career.
Her parents are Chuck and Peggy Wolf of Tiffin.
Fostoria Arts Council to open new exhibit
FOSTORIA - Fostoria Community Arts Council is to host a reception and viewing of artwork 5-7 p.m. next Thursday at its office and gallery at 125 S. Main St., Fostoria.
A native of England, artist Anna Fisher from Wapakoneta is to display her watercolors, ceramics, weavings and sculptures. She is to answer questions about her art.
In addition, young photographers from Carol Creeger's "Get in Focus" class are to have their work on display, along with photos from a similar class in Findlay. These photographers, ages 5 -12, have learned the basics of photography.
This reception is free. Light refreshments are to be served.
Dinner to honor Vietnam vets
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2858 of Tiffin is to host a Vietnam Veterans' Grilled Chicken Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Vietnam veterans eat free but must have a ticket. No DD214 is required.
The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for those age 10 and younger. Limited tickets are available through Oct. 7 at the post, 345 N. TR 91.
For more information, call (419) 448-9023.
Area Agency on Aging to host 'Positive Aging Expo'
MANSFIELD - Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. is to present "Positive Aging Expo" 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 27 at Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield.
The expo's focus is to be the resources available to seniors and caregivers.
Vendors are to include service providers, travel agencies, financial planners, volunteer opportunities and others.
Health screenings are to be made available to attendees throughout the day.
Attendees are encouraged to dress in attire from the 1960s to coordinate with the expo's theme.
The event also is to include entertainment, free lunch and door prizes. There is no charge to attend; however, attendees are asked to provide a non-perishable food item to help replenish local food pantries.
For more information, contact Bev Rosich, communications manager, at (800) 522-5680, ext. 1157.
League of Women Voters to host public forum
Tiffin Area League of Women Voters are to conduct a public forum on the State of the County at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Frost-Kalnow Room of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.
Commissioners Ben Nutter, Dave Sauber, and Jeff Wagner are to address topics including the budget, county infrastructure, emergency services, the courthouse and other relevant matters.
There is to be an opportunity for questions after the address.
Cooling program helped many
The WSOS 2011 Summer Crisis Cooling Program, which provides air conditioners or assistance to residents with paying utility bills, has assisted 657 households as of Aug. 31, the last day of the program.
Applications made in the last week still are being processed, so the final number of residents assisted is to be determined later.
In Seneca County, 87 households have received assistance.
The program provided a one-time payment of $175 in electric bills to those households where there is a person 60 years of age or older or, where there is no one older than 60, where there is a person who has a medical necessity verified by doctor's documentation.
Kaubisch to have storytime
FOSTORIA - Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to host Tuesdays at Kaubisch toddler and preschool story time at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 20-Oct. 25. The events are open to children ages 3 through kindergarten who are accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.
Each program is to be 30-45 minutes.
If city schools close due to inclement weather, library storytime is to be canceled for that day.
For more information, call (419) 435-2813.
Artist to visit library
BLOOMVILLE - Local artist Joe Todd from "The Rusty Plow" is to be at Bliss Memorial Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. He is to discuss his artwork as well as some history about the horse.
For more information, call (419) 983-4675.
Story time begins
BLOOMVILLE - Story time has started at Bliss Memorial Public Library.
Story time is for children ages 3-5 and is to include short stories, flannel boards, songs, play time and a simple craft.
Story time is 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays. For more information, call (419) 983-4675 or visit www.blisslibrary.org.
Local resident joins Edward Jones team
Debbie Marsh recently joined the Plaza Drive, Fostoria, office of the financial services firm of Edward Jones as a branch office administrator trainee.
"A BOA is not only responsible for the daily operation of the branch, but also must provide top-level client service and marketing support for my activities," said Ryan Reffner, local financial officer for the firm.
Reffner added he was impressed not only with Marsh's office skills and efficiency but also with her knowledge of the community.
"I know she will be a terrific asset to our team as we strive to provide our clients unparalleled personal service," Reffner said.
Reffner's branch office is located at 513 Plaza Dr., Fostoria. For more information, call (419) 435-1017.
Annual Heroes Run Oct. 1 at Terra
The Second Annual Heroes Run Haldon Dodway Veterans Scholarship 5K Cross Country Run/Walk is to be Oct. 1 on the campus of Terra State Community College.
Proceeds are to benefit the Haldon Dodway Veterans Scholarship fund.
"We hope that all runners and walkers can join us for the run," said Joyce Spencer, Student success mentor for veterans at Terra. "Not only will it be a fun event, but the scholarship dollars raised are so appreciated by our veterans."
The event was developed last year by the late Haldon Dodway's daughter, Jacque Dodway Foos, senior accountant at Terra.
The run/walk is completed on the cross country course on the college's prairie area. Awards are to be given to overall male and female finishers and the top three male and female finishers in each age category which range from 9 and younger to 70 and older.
Registration is $20.
For more information, call Joyce Spencer at (419) 559-2348 or Jacque Dodway Foos at (419) 559-2370.
Hartzell attends hospice workshop
Becky Hartzell, certified hospice and palliative care nurse, attended the Hospice and Palliative Physician Billing workshop Aug. 25 at Holiday Inn French Quarter.
This education session was presented by Christopher P. Acevedo, who has a national reputation for expertise in the compliance field.
Acevedo is a highly trained consultant who is a certified professional coder with American Academy of Professional coders and certified in healthcare compliance through the Health Care Compliance Association.
Information presented at this seminar included the latest regulations affecting hospice providers, the hospice compliance program related to billing practices, physician coding and medical necessity; as well as, using registered nurse practitioners in hospice care. Acevedo also reviewed identified palliative care best practices.
The target audience for this presentation was hospice and palliative care physicians, nurse practitioners/physician assistants, executive management teams and compliance and billing professionals.
Hartzell is a patient care coordinator for Community Hospice Care.
TMS to have open house
Tiffin Middle School is to have an open house 6:30-8 p.m. Monday.
Parents are to be able to visit classrooms and meet their children's teachers.
Pauly named semi-finalist
Maxwell Pauly, a student at Columbian High School, is a semi-finalist in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Center offering seminars
FREMONT - 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 October schedule is:
9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 5 Ottawa County Improvement Corp. conference room, 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.
9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 12 Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce conference room, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.
9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 19 Erie County Chamber of Commerce conference room, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.
4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Terra Community College, Building B, room 101, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.
The events are free. To register or for more information, call Bill Auxter, director of the center, at (800) 826-2431 or (419) 559-2210. Or contact him by e-mail at baxter
Fifth Third Bank to have College Preview Night
TOLEDO - The third annual Fifth Third Bank College Preview Night at Fifth Third Field is to be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The free event is for high school juniors and seniors and their parents.
Positioned on the concourse are to be more than 25 colleges and universities offering materials and answering questions about admissions, financial aid and scholarship opportunities. The U.S. Army is returning, two cosmetology schools have signed on and Healing Arts Institute is to be represented. There are to be small group sessions for parents specific to student financial aid at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The evening is to end with a drawing for three $1,000 scholarships. Entry forms are to be available on site. The drawing is to take place at 7:30 p.m., and winners must be present. Students (18 years of age) or parents can enter to win. Students younger than 18 need a parent's signature on the entry form. There is to be one entry per family. Lourdes University also is to award a $1,500 scholarship.
Students/parents can pre-register for the event at mudhens.
Wright State dean's list
DAYTON - Melissa Kelbley of Fostoria is on the dean's list at Wright State University.