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October 23, 2011
The Advertiser-Tribune

Christina R. Hohman

Army Pvt. Christina R. Hohman graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

Hohman is the daughter of Sara Culler of Bowling Green and Matthew Hohman of Ann Street, Tiffin. She is a 2011 graduate of Bowling Green High School.

'Day in the Life' to be presented

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to present "Day in the Life of a Union Soldier" with speaker Bob Minton at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the library meeting room.

Minton is to have examples of a soldier's uniform, weaponry and other accoutrements a soldier would have carried. He is a colonel in the Army of the Ohio and a long-time member of the Fourteenth Ohio/Third Arkansas re-enactment unit. He has been involved in re-enactments and living history presentations for more than 20 years and was an extra in the movie "God and Generals." He also is also a member of the Ohio 150th Civil War Committee.

Learn about managing an account

BELLEVUE - People can learn about "Managing Your Library Account Online" at 2 p.m. Saturday in the library's meeting room.

For more information, call (419) 483-4769.

Heart health is their mission

FOSTORIA ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital is to host a community education event 5-7 p.m. Nov. 1 titled "Your Heart Health is Our Mission," in the lower level conference center, entrance 2.

Free screenings are to be offered, including blood sugar, blood pressure and body fat. Also, educational displays, interactive heart health risk assessment, light refreshments, and flu shots at a cost of $25 each (or covered by Medicare Part B with card), are to be available.

A healthy heart cooking demonstration with registered dietitian Diane Yoakam is set for 5:30 p.m. followed by a heart health update by Paul Berlacher, a board-certified cardiologist with Northwest Ohio Cardiology Consultants, at 6 p.m.

A heart expert question-and-answer panel is planned for 6:15-7 p.m. The panel is to include Berlacher, cardiologist; Amy Preble, RN, director, emergency services; Cathy Swisher, cardiac rehabilitation; and Carolyn Tienarend, nutrition services.

Blood and platelet donors needed

Western Lake Erie Blood Services Region needs 300 units of blood each and every day. However, not nearly enough people are giving blood. Local supplies are insufficient to meet the needs of our community's hospitals in a timely manner. There also is an immediate need for platelets.

Anyone who is eligible to donate blood or platelets is asked to do so as soon as possible.

To help, visit or call (800) 733-2767.

Mohawk seeks ancestors' names

SYCAMORE - Mohawk High School's sophomore American history class is seeking families whose ancestors served in the military of either the United States or the Confederate States of America to honor during this year's Veterans Day celebration.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the "War between the States," and Mohawk is to present a unity celebration 8:30-10 a.m. Nov. 11 to honor those who fought and died during the battle.

Mohawk history teacher Henry Stobbs, music director Katie Niederkohr and their students are to host the celebration that is to feature music of the era as well as a symbolic honor and unity ceremony and the presentation of roses to Mohawk's fallen warriors.

Families who are the descendants of Civil War/War for Southern Independence veterans are to have the opportunity to honor their ancestors with memorial stars to be hung throughout the school.

Stobbs, whose ancestors include seven CSA veterans, is to, for a goodwill donation to United Service Organizations, offer genealogical research to locate and copy the service records of Civil War veterans.

For more information or to request a Civil War ancestor be added to the roster of honorees, contact Stobbs at or (419) 443-1140. Inquiries also can be directed in writing to the school, 605 SH 231, Sycamore, OH 44882.

Lynch, Wood to perform

FINDLAY Jessica Lynch and Ryan Wood, University of Findlay students, are to participate in University of Findlay's Marching Oiler Brass indoor concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 6 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary.

Tickets are $5 for general admission; $3 for students and senior citizens; and free for UF students, faculty and staff with identification. Tickets may be reserved in advance by calling the box office at (419) 434-5335.

Lynch, a 2009 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, is the daughter of Ruth and Lawrence Lynch of Bascom. Wood, a 2010 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon, is the son of Roger and Charlene Wood of Tiffin.

Seminars to be offered

FREMONT - Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State 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 November schedule is:

9:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 2 Ottawa County Improvement Corp. conference room, 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 9 Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce conference room, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 16 Erie County Chamber of Commerce conference room, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.

4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 22 Terra State Community College, Building B, room 101, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.

To register or for more information, call Bill Auxter at (800) 826-2431 or (419) 559-2210, or email at

Introducing Miss Republic

Erin Porter, a 2009 Seneca East graduate, has been named Miss Republic.

She recently represented Seneca County at the Miss Ohio USA 2012 competition at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth. More than 100 young women from all areas of the state took part in the three portions of the pageant: evening gown, fitness/swimsuit and the final question.

According to a press release, the state-level pageant is produced by the Miss Universe organization.

Porter is a junior at Bowling Green State University, majoring in political science and English.

Tiffin girl awarded 'Miss Congeniality'

Tarra Kraft, daughter of David and Pamela Kraft, competed Oct.14-15 in the Miss Ohio USA 2012 pageant.

Tarra was awarded the title of "Miss Congeniality" for the 2012 Miss Ohio Pageant.



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