Bank appoints Gosche to president post
Kenneth G. Gosche has been appointed president of Farmers and Savings Bank in Loudonville, effective Jan. 1.
Gosche has been acting president since August 2010.
Gosche was born and raised in Seneca County. After graduating from Lakota High School he spent four years in the U.S. Air Force and 18 months in the Texas Air National Guard.
Gosche started in banking at Commercial National Bank of Iron Mountain, Mich. He returned to Ohio in 1979 and over the next 11 years held several branch manager positions at banks in Tiffin and Fostoria. In 1990 he moved to Loudonville and managed the local branch of First National Bank of Ashland.
Gosche joined Farmers and Savings Bank in 1998 as a commercial lender.
Active in the community, Gosche is a past president of Rotary Club of Loudonville, serves on Mohican Area Community Fund Board and St. Peter Catholic Church Finance Committee. Gosche and his wife, Sharon, have three grown daughters and six grandchildren.
T-SPL to start new program
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the new Junior Library series "Start Your Art," starting 1-2 p.m. Dec. 29 in Frost Kalnow Room.
For children in grades 2 and older, the program is to teach about a new art medium at each event. Children are to listen to stories and create their own artwork.
December's theme is pointillism. After learning about the technique, children are to paint their own pictures using it. Participants are asked to dress in clothes that can get messy. Parents' attendance is required.
For more information or to register for the program, stop by Junior Library, call (419) 447-3751 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library to offer computer classes
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to offer adult computer classes in January. Ten classes are to be offered. Space is limited, so registration is necessary. Registration is under way. The library charges $1 per class to cover copy costs, which must be paid by the time of the class.
iDownloads is to be offered 6-7 p.m. Jan. 4 and is to teach participants how to download audiobooks, eBooks and more on their computer, iPod or eBook reader. The eReaders compatible with T-SPL's service are Amazon's Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo and PanDigital. Students must be familiar with the Internet or have taken Beginning Internet.
Beginning email is to be 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 5. The class is to teach students about the different sites that offer free e-mail accounts and is to walk them through setting up an account. Students should be familiar with the Internet and know how to use the mouse.
Intro to Excel is to be 1:30-3 p.m. Jan. 11 and is for students interested in learning the spreadsheet program. Students are to learn how to set up an address book and create a simple checkbook.
Mouse 101 is to be 10-11 a.m. Jan. 12 and is to teach students how to use the mouse. Students are to distinguish between left- and right-clicking, double-clicking and moving the mouse around.
All About Digital Photos is to be 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and is to teach students how to save, transfer, organize and share digital photos. Students are to watch a demonstration and be able to ask questions in a brief hands-on workshop. Bringing personal digital cameras or mobile devices and connection cables is optional. Students must be familiar with using the Internet, e-mail and attachments.
Creating a Facebook Account is to be 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 19. Students are to learn how to open an account, to upload pictures, to enter information and about privacy settings. Students must have an accessible e-mail account, know their password and be able to navigate the Internet.
Intro to Publisher is to be 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 19. Students are to learn how to use basic Publisher tools such as text box, picture frame and templates while creating and saving a document. Students may wish to bring a USB flash drive to save documents. Students must be familiar with how to use a mouse and the keyboard
Intermediate Excel is to be 1:30-3 p.m. Jan. 25. Students in the class are to review the fundamentals of Excel, work with formulas and become familiar with sorting and organizing data. Students should have a basic knowledge of Excel before taking the intermediate course.
Beginning Word is to be 6-7 p.m. Jan. 30. Students are to learn the basics of word processing using Microsoft Word 2007, including how to create and save documents, how to use basic Word functions and how to customize a document. Knowledge of how to use the mouse is helpful.
To register or for more information, call the library at (419) 447-3751.
MCL to close early
SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library is to close at 5 p.m. Monday. It is to resume regular hours for the rest of the month and be open Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve until 2 p.m.
Club to meet Monday
SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library is having After School Club, which is open to all school-age children, 3:45-5 p.m. Monday. The club is to make gingerbread (graham cracker) houses and sun catchers, paint wooden gift boxes and play bingo.
Bake, trade some cookies
SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library is having a Christmas cookie exchange 2 p.m. Saturday at the library. Anyone wishing to participate must bring three dozen cookies to the library for exchanging with others. Taste testing is to be encouraged. Drinks and table service are to be provided.
Stein Hospice to host annual Island Days
Stein Hospice is to bring the Lake Erie Islands to downtown Sandusky the first weekend in January with lots of favorite island music, food and drink.
Festivities begin Friday night with a concert by Alex Bevan and end Sunday afternoon with a performance by Mike "Mad Dog" Adams. In between sets, enjoy island fare at Sandusky State Theatre.
Island Days lineup is to include:
Alex Bevan at Water Street Bar And Grills, 7-10 p.m. $5.
Collin Dussault at Cabana Jack's, 2-5 p.m. $5.
Island themed Happy Hour at the Sandusky State Theatre, 5-7 p.m.
Boardwalk Lobster Bisque and Village Pump Brandy Alexander along with other island fare and libations available for purchase.
Pat Dailey at Sandusky Theatre at 7:30 p.m. For daily ticket information, visit www.sanduskystate.com.
"Mad Dog" Adams at Cabana Jack's, 2-6 p.m. $10.
Concert tickets for Bevan, Dussault and Adams are to be sold at the door. All events except the Pat Dailey concert are to benefit Stein Hospice. Dailey's concerts supports the State Theatre's children's programs.
Program committee to meet
Tiffin City Board of Education's program committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the administration building.
H-L to offer information session
Architects and school personnel are to be available to provide information about the new Hopewell-Loudon Local School District K-12 building project in the school's distance learning lab 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday for people interested in the progress of the new school construction project.
The sessions are to be offered one hour prior to each regular board of education meeting throughout the course of the building project.
Mohawk to sell cookies
SYCAMORE - Mohawk High School's National Honor Society chapter is to have a cookie sale during Thursday's boys basketball game against Hopewell-Loudon High School.
Cookies are to be $3 per dozen or $1.50 for half a dozen.
Lakota board to meet Tuesday morning
KANSAS - Lakota Local School District's board of education is to meet at 7 a.m. Tuesday in the board room.
Board to present action plan
Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Seneca County Opportunity Center.
There is to be a public forum before the meeting to present the 2012 action plan.
Boards to meet
The North Central Academy board is to meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, and the Fremont board is to meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Meetings are to be at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center's Tiffin office, 928 W. Market St., Suite A.
Adult courses being offered
Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers is taking registrations for part-time adult education winter and spring classes that are scheduled to run in Fremont or Tiffin.
Courses are to be offered in computers and technology, personal development, culinary and trade and industrial.
Call (419) 334-6901, ext. 402, or (419) 448-1212, ext. 221, to register.
CLYDE - McPherson Middle School's students of the month for November are eighth-graders Dalton Florence and Hunter Andres, seventh-graders Matthew Baker and Alyssa Geller, and sixth-graders Cy Ungerer and Heidi Marshall.
Quiz bowl teams compete
Dec. 1, more than 250 team members from all 17 teams of both divisions, North and South, of Seneca/Wyandot/Put-in-Bay/Sandusky High School Quiz Bowl League met at First Lutheran Church in Tiffin for its annual double-elimination tournament.
The scores from the day were Bridges Community Academy-Fostoria High School, 80-15; Bridges-Ross High School, 55-50; Calvert High School-North Central Academy, 35-30; Carey High School-Mohawk High School, 95-30; Carey-Upper Sandusky High School, 80-20; Clyde High School-Columbian High School, 90-80; Clyde-Hopewell-Loudon High School, 140-55; Clyde-Mohawk, 125-65, Clyde-New Riegel High School, 145-75; Columbian-Hopewell-Loudon, 150-70; Columbian-North Central Academy, 100-0; Columbian-Old Fort High School, 145-35; Fostoria High School-St. Wendelin High School, 115-80; Hopewell-Loudon-Columbian, 85-75; Hopewell-Loudon-Put-in-Bay High School, 50-35; Hopewell-Loudon-Seneca East High School, 105-100; Hopewell-Loudon-Upper Sandusky, 130-50; New Riegel-Bridges, 100-50; New Riegel-Calvert, 100-20; New Riegel-Carey, 85-60; New Riegel-Old Fort, 60-40; Old Fort-Bettsville, 50-25; Old Fort-Bridges, 55-40; Put-in-Bay-Carey, 65-45; Put-in-Bay-New Riegel, 75-65; Put-in-Bay-Ross, 60-35; Put-in-Bay-Seneca East, 50-25; Put-in-Bay-St. Wendelin, 85-70; Ross-Bettsville, 50-45; Seneca East-Fostoria, 90-60; Seneca East-Put-in-Bay, 90-75; and Upper Sandusky-Calvert, 70-25.
DECA plans activities
CAREY - The Carey High School DECA chapter sponsored various activities in recognition of Entrepreneurship Promotion Week. Audrey Hotelling, Hannah Vaughn and Kayla Wood are the chief executive officers of the project, which had a theme of "Entrepreneurship Promotion: Going the Distance."
Members presented educational activities to enlighten the students and the community about the importance of entrepreneurship to society.
The chapter is developing and working with community members in forming a "Carey Mercantile" business for the village of Carey. The organization is part of a campaign to bring a community-owned business in Carey. The business is to be developed to complement current businesses, while meeting the consumer needs of the community.
As a segment to the promotional campaign, the co-chairs planned a scavenger hunt function for "Christmas in Carey."
TU students compete
Tiffin University students enrolled in the university's new cyber-defense and information security major participated in the first "Hackademic Challenge" in October in Cleveland.
The challenge included teams from four colleges and universities and was part of the 2011 Information Security Summit.
The TU students who took part in the challenge were Roshan Patel and Justin Durham, both of whom are enrolled in the new major, which is offered through TU's school of criminal justice.
In a release, Professor Scott Blough said the new hacker's challenge is part of TU's commitment to preparing the next generation of cyber defenders.
Toys to be donated
FINDLAY The Owens Community College Findlay-area campus Student Nursing Association is working to spread happiness and cheer throughout the surrounding communities by brightening the lives of children forced to spend the holiday season in local hospitals. Toys ranging from dolls to miniature trucks, collected within the last few weeks, soon are to find their way to children's arms as the association presents the donated gifts to area hospitals Tuesday.
Among the hospitals where Owens students are to make visits are Blanchard Valley Health System in Findlay, Fostoria Community Hospital, Lima Memorial Health System, Fremont Memorial Hospital, Mercy Tiffin Hospital and Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green.
Savannah dean's list
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Alexa Hade of Tiffin is on the dean's list at Savannah College of Art and Design.
Szablewski involved at BW
BEREA - Zachary Szablewski of Tiffin was inducted in Dayton C. Miller Honor Society at Baldwin-Wallace College.
DiCesare active at AU
ASHLAND - Frances DiCesare of Fostoria is a member of Alpha Phi sorority at Ashland University. She is the daughter of Frank DiCesare and Jenny Fraley and is a 2010 graduate of Fostoria High School.
Toney in TKE
ASHLAND - Phillip Toney of Attica is a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Ashland University. He is the son of William and Sandy Toney and is a 2009 graduate of Seneca East High School.
FINDLAY Samantha Prenzlin performed during a studio voice recital at University of Findlay. She performed "No Other Love" by Richard Rodgers. A 2008 graduate of Columbian High School, Prenzlin is the daughter of Nancy Prenzlin of Tiffin.
WSU dean's list
DAYTON - Local students on the dean's list at Wright State University are Ashley Langjahr, highest honors, New Washington; Katelyn Brodman, highest honors, Carey; Jessica Bruns, honors, Tiffin; Melissa Kelbley, highest honors, Fostoria; Susanne Lange, honors, Bloomville; Kaci Miller, highest honors, Bloomville; Lauren Orians, highest honors, Alvada; Olivia Woodruff, highest honors, Risingsun; Kyle Bayes, highest honors, Carey; Margaret McDougle, highest honors, Carey; Adam Niederkohr, highest honors, Carey; and Zachary Stombaugh, honors, Carey.