Theis to speak to the heart
Linda Theis is to speak on the "Heartbeat Bill" at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Bubby's, CR 10, New Riegel.
The bill has passed in the House and now needs to get through the state Senate.
Libraries to be closed Monday
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to be closed Monday for Columbus Day.
The library is to reopen Tuesday with regular hours.
Bellevue Public Library also is to be closed Monday.
Friends to gather
FOSTORIA - Friends of Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in McClean Room.
Members and prospective members may attend.
For more information, call (419) 419-8000.
Bliss to have Halloween party
BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to have a Halloween party 1-2:30 p.m. Oct 22. Children in grades K-4 can participate.
Hayrides are to start at 2 p.m., weather permitting. Children may dress up for the event.
Pin craft night upcoming
BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to have a Halloween pin craft night 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17.
Children in grades K-4 can attend. The event is limited to 24 children.
Call (419) 983-4675 for more information and to register, or visit www.blisslibrary.org.
Book to be discussed
FOSTORIA - The book discussion group at Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Fruth Room.
The group is to discuss "The Earth Abideth" by George Dell. Copies are available at the main desk. Discussions are free.
For more information, call (419) 435-2813.
Yuengling expands westward to Ohio
D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc., America's oldest brewery, is expanding the distribution of its highly sought after brands to the neighboring state of Ohio.
Based in Pottsville, Penn. the company has been family-owned and operated since 1829. Beer brands include Traditional Lager, Light Lager and Black and Tan.
Twenty-two wholsalers have been assigned to distribute Yuengling products in the state. Locally, Beerco in Fostoria, is to distribute Yuengling in its five-county service territory. The brands are to be available inNorthwest Ohio in early November.
"Consumer awareness of our brands is very high in Ohio," said Pat Noon, business development manager. "Retailers in the state have anticipated our arrival for a long time, and it's exciting to finally bring Yuengling Beer to our neighbors in Ohio."
Ohio is the only state to border Yuengling's home state of Pennsylvania where the beer is not distributed. Capacity was added to Yuengling's brewery in order to accomodate the expected demand in what is to be the 14th state in the brewery's distribution footprint.
On the web: www.yuengling.com.
Sharing the Christmas spirit
The annual Christmas party at Ecumenical Sharing Kitchen has been set for 11 a.m.-noon Dec. 17 in the fellowship hall of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Madison Street.
Light refreshments are to be served and Santa is to greet guests with his bag of gifts.
Church members pack 150 bags of gifts for adults and have games and toys for children.
The Sharing Kitchen board asks groups wishing to support this activity with gift items consider the following: cookies for refreshments, games and new toys that do not require batteries, basketballs, footballs and soccer balls, bottles of dish detergent, bar hand soaps, dish towels and cloths, toothbrushes and other personal hygiene items, paper products including paper towels, facial tissues and toilet tissue.
Donors may bring items to the church 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday before Dec. 1. Contributors are asked to bring the gifts to the door off the church's Monroe Street parking lot.
For additional information, call St. Paul's office at (419) 447-1743.
Hospital to host women's cancer support group
FOSTORIA - Friends Helping Friends Cope, a women's cancer survivor support group, is to meet 6-7 p.m. Oct. 18 at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. The support group is free.
Friends Helping Friends Cope was developed as an extended support service for women who have survived any form of cancer, as well as their family members and interested public.
The group meets the third Tuesday of each month in the conference center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2.
For more information, call Kim Willford at (419) 436-6626.
Students a major force in building blood supply
With fall under way, students at many high schools and colleges are rolling up their sleeves in more ways than one.
Every year, students nationwide join American Red Cross as blood donors and blood drive sponsors in an effort to help hospital patients in need. Students coordinate blood drives throughout the academic year, with many blood drives concentrated in October and November, and then again in March and April.
"Student donors and coordinators are extremely loyal to their schools and communities," said Bonnie Meridieth, director of donor recruitment for the Western Lake Erie region of American Red Cross. "Blood drives are a great way to build school spirit, engage in public service, and make a difference to people who need blood for emergency or ongoing medical care. Students are terrific ambassadors for our life-saving cause, and are greatly appreciated by the hospitals and patients served through the American Red Cross."
High schools and colleges sponsor about 19 percent of Red Cross blood drives in the coverage area of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Donors through these drives can range in age from 16 to 25, and give about 30 percent of blood collected in the parts of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio served by the Red Cross.
Program committee to meet Monday
Tiffin City Board of Education's program committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the administration building.
H-L changes meeting
BASCOM - The regular meeting of Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education previously scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday has been moved to 6 p.m. Oct. 19 in the distance learning lab. After the board meeting, a community forum is to be at 7:30 p.m. in the school's auditorium to update the public on the new school building project.
Child care is to be provided for the forum. The forum is to be offered in lieu of the new school information session, which was scheduled one hour prior to the regular board of education meeting. The new school information sessions prior to each regular board meeting are to resume their regular schedule in November.
A board of education work session is to be 6 p.m. Wednesday in the distance learning lab. No action is to be taken.
Columbian to have conferences
Parent-teacher conferences are to be offered at Columbian High School by appointment 4:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 21.
All Columbian, Sentinel, Tech Prep and Vanguard classes are to be in session Oct. 20. There is to be no school for Columbian students Oct. 21, but Sentinel, Tech Prep and Vanguard classes are to be in session. Bus transportation is to be provided.
Parents who wish to schedule an appointment can call (419) 447-6331 and ask for Pat Wise.
Transition fair to be Tuesday
There is to be a transition fair 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Sentinel Career and Technology Center, 793 E. TR 201. It is to be offered in conjunction with Sentinel's fall open house.
The purpose of the fair is to provide high school special needs students, their parents, teachers and administrators information about the services and functions of various community agencies and colleges in the Seneca-Wyandot County area.
Local agencies to have representatives at the fair include Angeline School and Industries, Capabilities, Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services of Seneca County, First Call For Help, Inclusive Solutions, North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission-BVR, Seneca County Area Transportation, Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Seneca Re-Ads Workshop, Seneca-Wyandot Parent Mentor Program, Special Needs Estate Planning, Success for Youth, Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers, Terra State Community College, Owens Community College, Tiffin University, Heidelberg University, Wright State University and the probate court.
Free transportation for students and parents can be provided by SCAT. For more information, call (419) 448-7344.
For more information about the fair, call (419) 447-2927, (419) 447-7521 or (419) 448-1212.
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Two new sets of materials, "Peace2U" and "Peace Be With You," are available to help teachers and students build leadership skills, reconcile conflicts, understand and deal with stress, and work toward creating an improved school environment through pro-social skills. "Peace2U" is geared toward public and secular school districts, while "Peace Be With You" is written for Christian and Catholic school communities.
Toledo author Frank DiLallo, a licensed professional counselor and prevention/intervention schools consultant for Diocese of Toledo, has conducted the program with hundreds of teachers and students in the Toledo area.
The teacher manuals and student workbooks are available from ACE Press at University of Notre Dame. Copies may be ordered online from the press at acepress.nd.edu or through Amazon.com.
FFA participates in parade
Members of the Tiffin-Sentinel FFA chapter participated in the Tiffin Seneca Heritage Festival parade Sept. 17 by preparing a float. Each of the officers were featured on the float. During the parade, members rode the float and passed out candy. Those who attended included Cara Vassalle, Brooke Meyer, Amy Covert, Zach Vogel, Stephen Harper, Chris Hays, Brittany Warnick, Cory Blanton, Chris Rhodes, Kyle Thom, John Morlock and Heather Mathias.
Walmart helps OF teachers
OLD FORT - Walmart is helping 10 teachers in Old Fort Local School District purchase classroom supplies through its Teacher Rewards program. Local stores can select one kindergarten through eighth-grade public school and provide $100 reward cards to 10 teachers. Winning teachers are able to use the funds to purchase items for their classrooms.
Students attend career day
Five members of Sentinel Career and Technology Center's sophomore agricultural science and technology II class attended Seneca County Soil and Water Conservation District's agriculture and natural resources career day at Miller Conservation Farm Sept. 19. Students spent 15 minutes per station learning about various agricultural and natural resources careers. The students who attended were Paul DeWald, Seth Hill, Chris Rhodes, Elaine Pahl and Brittany Warnick.
Professor to present paper
Tiffin University professor James Rovira is to present his paper, "Knowing Love and Peace by their Opposites: the Demonic in Blake and Kierkegaard," at Mideast Conference on Christianity and Literature.
"This paper applies the concept of the demonic in Kierkegaard's 'The Concept of Anxiety' to Blake's character Urizen in 'The [First] Book of Urizen,'" he said. "By illuminating each author's consideration of the demonic, the paper then illustrates their consideration of the demonic's opposite love and peace."
Rovira said Blake and Kierkegaard give the demonic characteristics of darkness, fire, silence and boredom, which Kierkegaard sums up with the terms "inclosing reserve" and "unfreely disclosed."
"The good, in contrast, is comprised of light rather than darkness and fire, with communication rather than silence, and activity rather than boredom," he said.
His paper also explores Kierkegaard's concept of love as further developed in his 'Works of Love.'
"My research explains how love being an antidote not only to evil but to anxiety is both a cancellation of the demonic and an active and continuing source of peace," Rovira said. "This explanation also sheds light on the final redemption of Urizen in Blake's 'Jerusalem.'"
Appel to present at conference
Jonathan Appel, associate professor of psychology and criminal justice at Tiffin University, is to present at Annual World Congress of Forensics in Chongqing, China. The conference theme is "Science, Justice and Peace." It is to bring together forensic scientists and practitioners with an interest in international cooperation and the exchange of knowledge in interdisciplinary fields.
Appel is to provide a comprehensive review of the scientific and professional literature analyzing key research findings in the "psychology of terrorism." The presentation is to identify, describe and evaluate what contribution psychological theory and research may have made to understanding terrorists and psychological reactions to terrorism.
Owens offers peace officer training program
FINDLAY Students considering a career in law enforcement can pursue the opportunity by enrolling in the Basic Peace Officer Academy Training Program at the Owens Community College Findlay-area campus.
For information or to obtain an application packet, call (567) 661-7439 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7439.
UF to have 5K, Fun Run
FINDLAY University of Findlay is to host a homecoming 5K run/walk and Little Oiler Fun Run Saturday, beginning and ending in front of Old Main. Proceeds are to be donated to UF Campus Ministries.
Registration is to begin at 6:45 a.m. in Croy Gymnasium; the 5K run/walk is to begin at 8 a.m.; and Fun Run begins at 7:45 a.m.
The entry fee for the 5K run/walk is $20. UF students may enter the run/walk for $10 with valid identification. Participation in Fun Run is free.
Weaver active at AU
ASHLAND - Amber Weaver of Carey is a member of Academic Honors Program at Ashland University. She is a 2010 graduate of New Riegel High School.
Smith is a member of DZ
ASHLAND - Erica Smith, the daughter of Rex and Tammy Smith of Tiffin, is a member of Delta Zeta sorority at Ashland University. She is a 2010 graduate of Columbian High School.
DAYTON - Patrick Therriault of Tiffin has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
FREMONT - Two Terra State Community College officials represented northwest Ohio community colleges as they testified Monday before the Ohio House of Representatives Workforce Development Study Committee at Bowling Green State University.
A team of Ohio House representatives is traveling across the state seeking input about how they can improve work force development, provide jobs and keep working people in Ohio.
Marsha Bordner, Terra's president, and Beth Hannam, interim manager of work force development at Terra, shared examples of how Terra, Owens Community College and Northwest State Community College work directly with businesses to strengthen the overall economy of northwest Ohio.
Terra, UT to collaborate
FREMONT - The early childhood education department at Terra State Community College is to collaborate with University of Toledo in an initiative to benefit special needs families.
With the help of a grant, "The Partners' Project" is to enhance Terra's curriculum as a means of better preparing early childhood educators to work with young children who have special needs and their families.
Terra is the first community college to be selected for the project, which is to be extended to four other community colleges in the next four years.
The purpose is to embed content related to evidence-based practices into the early childhood education curriculum and enhance the quality of inclusive practicum sites for Terra's early childhood education majors.
Faculty are to participate in revising the early childhood education program and curriculum; participate in a series of webinars designed to enhance their knowledge and skills; and collect data and fully implement the necessary changes to better prepare students and others for the role of inclusion in the field of early childhood education.
OSU honor roll
COLUMBUS - Students on the honor roll at Ohio State University are Sean Weisenauer, Bloomville; Brittany Kimmet, New Riegel; Douglas Bouillon, Nick Hohman and Angela Reino, Tiffin; Alison Park, Burgoon; Zachary Smith, Carey; Melissa Gallant, Bethany Parsell and Jessica Creamer, Upper Sandusky; and Chad Snyder and Gwyneth Voorheis, Sycamore.
Local graduates from Ohio State University are Joshua Nagel, Attica, associate's degree; Jenna Branski, Green Springs, master's degree; Zachary Ickes, Fostoria, bachelor's degree; Jay McAllister, Fostoria, bachelor's degree in business administration; John Fruth, bachelor's degree in human ecology; Chelsea Lonsway, Tiffin, bachelor's degree; Zachary Smith, Carey, bachelor's degree; Melissa Gallant, Upper Sandusky, bachelor's degree, magna cum laude; Logan Lawrence, Upper Sandusky, bachelor's degree; Jeremiah Pelfrey, Upper Sandusky, bachelor's degree in agriculture; and Shelby Walton, Upper Sandusky, bachelor's degree in education.
UC dean's list
CINCINNATI - Local students on the dean's list at University of Cincinnati are Jared Barth, Upper Sandusky; Shirley Bechstein, Lauri Pedroza and Holly Reinhart, Fostoria; Chad Deamicis, Carey; Laura Digby, Fostoria; Thomas Guzowski, Diana Hamner, Michael Saylor and Benjamin Shuff, Tiffin; and Cecilia Rendon, Attica.
Students join Orientiation Team
ASHLAND - Several local residents are members of Orientation Team at Ashland University. Kaitlyn Bowerman of Attica is the daughter of Rickie and Sherri Bowerman and is a 2009 graduate of Seneca East High School. She is the communications and education coordinator. Phillip Toney of Attica is the son of William and Sandy Toney and is a 2009 graduate of Seneca East.
'Berg grad to be honored
KENT - The school of library and information science at Kent State University is to honor alumni award winners for 2011. Emily Lockhart, an Akron resident who received a bachelor's degree in history and English from Heidelberg University, is the winner of H.F. Group Preservation Award.
CINCINNATI - Benjamin Shuff of Tiffin received a bachelor's degree from University of Cincinnati.
Students receive honorary pins
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Local students who were bestowed honorary pins by Owens Community College's school of nursing are Erica Baumer of Bascom, Nicole Cornett of Tiffin, Carol Hill of Upper Sandusky, Renee Mathias of Carey and Roxann Crawford and Amanda Petrie of Fostoria.