Concealed-carry classes upcoming
Several concealed-carry training classes are available February in the area. All are one-day classes unless indicated.
Courses are to include classroom insutrction and live fire on ranges.
John Weslow and Joe Harvey, National Rifle Association-certified instructors, plan to offer classes Feb. 5 and Feb. 19. For more information, call (419) 448-4882 or visit www.safetypromises.
Kent Nord, an NRA-certified instructor, is to teach a class Feb. 18. The classroom training is to be at 31 S. Washington St., Tiffin, with live fire at a nearby, outdoor range. For more information, visit www.lockednloaded.org or call Nord at (419) 618-1552.
Dean Henry, an NRA-certified instructor, plans to conduct a course for women only Feb 19. Register by calling (419) 448-4575 or email email@example.com.
Don Mason, owner/operator of Excel Defense, plans to offer a course 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 19 at Bettsville Fire Department, 308 Emma St., Bettsville. For more information or to register, call (419) 967-0192 or visit exceldefense.webs.com.
Leadership Sandusky County
The Leadership Sandusky County class of 2012 had its recent session Jan. 18 at Whirlpool Corp., Clyde.
Themes for the day were business and economic development, and diversity.
The Clyde story of Whirlpool was presented by Jeff Durham, Clyde Whirlpool Division vice president. A presentation on the development and growth of Revere Plastics Co. in Clyde was given by Jeff Grames, materials manager at Revere. Kay Reiter, Sandusky County economic development director and LSC alumni, informed the class on the functioning of EDC, as well as possible future endeavors of the organization.
The class then toured the plant, with lunch provided by Whirlpool Corp. After the tour, an talk on Mosser Construction was given by Jamie Gottron, Mosser Group human resources manager and LSC alumni. The last topic of the day, diversity, was addressed by Attorney Tom Dixon of Eastman & Smith.
Book reviews were given by Amy Damschroder, Megan Craun and Carolyn Farrar. Team projects were explained and are to benefit Goodwill, NAMI and Village House.
This session was planned by LSC Board of Trustee members Carol Wasserman, Dave O'Neal and Greg Laurer, all Whirlpool employees.
For information concerning Leadership Sandusky County, contact Candace Seaman at (419) 332-1591 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEAP help available
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host "HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) Help" 1-3 p.m. Feb. 13 in Frost Kalnow Room. HEAP is a federally funded program to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the costs of home heating.
During the session, a representative from Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging is to give individual advice about the program, help file an application and be able to check the status of an application.
The program is free. Participants may come anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, call the library at (419) 447-3751 or visit the information desk.
Preschool story time to be in February
Children who are 3, 4, 5 or 6 years old can attend preschool story time at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. There is to be one session a week for four Thursdays in February.
Parents may choose between sessions of 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23 in Frost Kalnow Community Room.
Stories, poems, songs, finger plays, puppets and more are included in the free 30-minute activity.
Parents' attendance is optional.
Pajamas at the library
SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library is to have a family fun program, and people can wear their pajamas.
The theme for the program, which is 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, is winter wonderland.
Learn about Facebook
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to host an "Introduction to Facebook" program at 2 p.m. Saturday in the meeting room.
The presentation is to be an overview of how to set up a Facebook account, find friends and post photos.
Laptops are to be set up so attendees can register with Facebook during the class.
Maines to speak about Peace Corps
CLYDE - Adam Maines is to present a program about his time in the Peace Corps at 6 p.m. Thursday in the meeting room of Clyde Public Library. He spent 27 months in the Peace Corps, teaching math and physical sciences at the high school level in Malawi in South East Africa. Maines, son of Don and Vickie Maines, is a 1999 graduate of Clyde High School and 2005 graduate of Bowling Green State University. The program is free.
What's in a Fusion?
DETROIT Ford's all-new Fusion is the first sedan to offer gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions each designed to deliver improved fuel economy and an engaging driving experience.
The Fusion is the latest in a series of vehicles from Ford following the 2011 Fiesta subcompact and 2012 Focus small cars developed to satisfy customers who desire fuel efficiency and helpful technologies.
"Our vision for Fusion was clear deliver the very best of what One Ford stands for," said Bill Reineke, president of Tiffin's Reineke Ford Lincoln.
The new Fusion is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel economy across customers' choice of gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid sub-segments. The hybrid has lithium-ion batteries that save weight and generate more power than previous nickel-metal hydride batteries, while raising maximum speed under electric-only power from 47 mph to 62 mph. The model also features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, downsized from the previous 2.5-liter unit while maintaining performance standards.
The powertrain is anticipated to deliver best-in-class fuel economy of 47 mpg in city driving and 44 mpg on the highway. Fusion hybrid fuel economy stands to outperform the 2012 Toyota Camry hybrid by 4 mpg city and 5 mpg highway and the 2011 Hyundai Sonata hybrid by 12 mpg and 4 mpg, respectively.
The Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, to arrive this fall, is expected to deliver more than 100 MPGe, a mile per gallon equivalency metric for electrified vehicles. This is 8 MPGe more than the Chevrolet Volt and 13 MPGe more than the projected efficiency of the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid model.
Stein to present workshop
Anyone interested in learning more about caring for people at the end-of-life should consider attending the Sacred Art of Living and Dying workshop, taught by Richard Groves, author of "The American Book of Dying" and founder of Sacred Art of Living Center.
The two-day workshop in March is to give caregivers, chaplains, health care pracitioners and others a variety of tools and techniques to transform spiritual pain of the dying.
The series consists of four units but the units do not have to be taken in order.
To register, online with a credit card at www/steinhospice.org, (click on Upcoming Events and scroll to March calendar) or send check to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
For more information, contact Rachel Berry, (419) 625-5269, (800) 625-5269 or email@example.com.
CPR/AED course to be offered
FOSTORIA - American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED course for adult, child and infant CPR/AED is to take place at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Conference Center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2. The cost is $50.
The class is to teach untrained rescuers how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims.
Participants are to learn to recognize the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children.
To register or for more information, call ProMedica Wellness at (419) 436-6688.
Hospital to offer diabetes education
FOSTORIA - To help individuals successfully manage diabetes, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital diabetes education department is to offer a class 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 1. The class is to be in the conference center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2. A physician referral is required to participate.
The course has a fee 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.
Health District receives grant
Seneca County General Health District has announced the receipt of a grant from The White Family Charitable Fund.
This grant funding is to be used to purchase new medical equipment and supplies for use at Senior Health Check clinics.
Each month, Senior Health Checks take place in Tiffin and Fostoria.
During a clinic visit, clients receive a physical assessment by a registered nurse, screening tests for blood sugar and hemoglobin, urinalysis, blood pressure check, weight, nutrition and diet assessment, medication monitoring, and other tests and screenings as appropriate.
Education regarding medication, diet, disease prevention, process and treatment is given.
Clients are given a written record of their test results and are encouraged to share them with their health care provider.
The clinic nurses call the client's physician when necessary. There is no charge for the clinic, donations are accepted.
For more information, call (419) 447-3691 or (800) 698-3691.
SE board schedules several meetings
ATTICA - Meeting dates for Seneca East Local School District's board of education for 2012 are 7 p.m. Feb. 13, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17 and 8 a.m. March 17 at the board office.
ESL classes being offered
FREMONT - Adults whose first language is not English can attend English as a Second Language classes. The free classes are 5-7 p.m. every Monday in room 120 at Technology Center, 1220 Cedar St., Fremont. To register for orientation, call (419) 334-6901, ext. 402 or 420.
Upcoming quiz bowl tournament
North Central Ohio Educational Service Center's Junior High Academic Challenge is to be May 11 at First Lutheran Church in Tiffin. It is a one-day quiz bowl round-robin tournament. Area junior high school students from 12 schools have been invited to participate. White Family Charitable Foundation made a donation to support the event.
Girl Scouts scholarships
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio awards continuing education scholarships annually to graduating senior Girl Scouts who epitomize the Girl Scout mission and the Girl Scout leadership experience. People can access the application at gsneo.org.
Girls sought for camp
The Tiffin branch of American Association of University Women is offering scholarships to the AAUW Be Wise Camp. The week-long residential camp for 130 girls from around Ohio is to be June 10-15 on the campus of Denison University in Granville. BeWise is a mathematics and science camp designed to develop interest, excitement and self-confidence in girls enrolled in sixth and seventh grades.
The cost of the camp is $480. The Tiffin branch of AAUW is to provide each camper with $240 toward the cost. Any Seneca County girl interested in receiving an application and information about the selection process can call (419) 937-1079. The deadline is March 2.
Scholarships to be awarded
COLUMBUS More than $1.1 million in scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors in Ohio. Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools is offering the scholarships as part of its 2011-12 Legislative Scholarship Program. As part of the program, each applicant must obtain the signature of a member of Ohio House of Representatives or Ohio Senate on the legislative nomination form. Applicants can contact the office of State Rep. Rex Damschroder, R-Fremont, with any questions at (614) 466-1374 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The scholarship application deadline is April 2.
SW students have perfect attendance
FOSTORIA - Students with perfect attendance for the second quarter at St. Wendelin Catholic School are fourth-graders Aleiya Douglas, Erika Gonzales, Braelyn Moes, Ashlee Shiley, Vincent Volpe and Dylan Weisenauer, third-graders Emilia Hernandez, Sarah McCarty, Gerardo Oliveros, Cassidy Souder and Catherine Zuehlke, and second-graders Lucas Souder, Adrien Tolento, Isaac Tolento, Frances Webb and Erica Zuehlke.
Baker dean's list
OWOSSO, Mich. - Kristine Gadberry of Tiffin is on the dean's list at Baker College.
COLUMBUS - Local graduates from Ohio State University are Philip Maul, bachelor's degree in agriculture, New Washington; Curtis Senn, bachelor's degree, Attica; Brittany Kimmet, bachelor's degree in education, New Riegel; Craig Gibson, bachelor's degree, Tiffin; Megan McClung, bachelor's degree in business administration, cum laude and with honor business, Tiffin; Joshua Smith, bachelor's degree, Tiffin; Vincent Conley, bachelor's degree, Carey; Torri Kitzler, bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, Carey; Zachary Smith, bachelor's degree, Carey; Ellen Graham, bachelor's degree in education, Upper Sandusky; Aaron Rietschlin, bachelor's degree, Upper Sandusky; Andrew Thomson, master's degree in education, Upper Sandusky; and Chad Snyder, bachelor's degree in business administration, Sycamore.
Muskingum dean's list
NEW CONCORD - Local students on the dean's list at Muskingum University are Abby Miller and Kari Schultz, Bloomville, and Joel Ardner, Tiffin.
Baker dean's list
OWOSSO, Mich. - Kristine Gadberry of Tiffin is on the dean's list at Baker College.
Lake Erie dean's list
PAINESVILLE - Jamie Hoppe of Green Springs is on the dean's list at Lake Erie College.
OSU honor roll
COLUMBUS - Local students on the honor roll at Ohio State University are David Wurm, Jared Wurm, Danielle Coppes, Reid Kagy and Clay Mesnard, Bloomville; Tyler Cramer, Lindsey Ehrman, Ashley Hawkins, Timothy Van Eerten and Eleanor Williamson, New Washington; Deirdre Christy, Tracey Schalk and Thomas Christy, Alvada; Julia Colman, Joshua Greer, Megan Manns, Noah Stuby, Quinton Noel, Meghan St. Clair, Nicole Dull, Katonya Lawson and Mary Ellen McAllister, Fostoria; Aliesha Boonie, Jordan Brown, Lindsay Crockett, Sonya Kwiatkowski and Benjamin Stickney, Clyde; Maggie Gurney, Courtney Meyers, Grant Niedermier and Joshua Senn, Attica; Diana Stacy and Cody Rine, Green Springs; Kyle Parker and Craig Parker, McCutchenville; Taylor Hoschar and Katelyn Lang, Bascom; Paulette Kelbley, Shawn Kessler, Rebecca Kimmet and Nathan Schalk, New Riegel; Scott Baldosser, Jonathan Phillips and Logan Smith, Republic; Kearstin Mathias, Casey Edgington, Kelsey Tschanen and Gwyneth Voorheis, Sycamore; Angela Reino, Olivia Riedy, Douglas Bouillon, Phillip Tran, Danielle Coleman, Carly Yanni, Marissa Davis, Victoria Zepp, Megan Depinet, Laura Goshe, Jordann Dillard, Zachary Dolch, Rebekah Fabrizio, Bradley Frankart, Nick Hohman, Nicholas Huffmon, Ashley Jackson, Jennifer Jacoby, Meredith Miller, Zachery Murphy, Audrey Neal and Gregory Reinhart, Tiffin; Chelsea Bumb, Paul Anderson, Healy Batton, Ila Lynch and Ethan Smalley, Carey; and Jessica Creamer, Frank McCulloch, Benjamin Bennett, Jessica Brown, Shelby Caldwell, Morgan Dunnam, Rakay Kin, Luis Marchant Franz, Mackenzie McClain, Lauren Miller, Bethany Parsell, Brenna Ritter, Cheri Schoenberger and Joseph Sebenoler, Upper Sandusky.
ONU dean's list
ADA - Thirteen local residents are on the dean's list at Ohio Northern University.
Kaylee Adams is the daughter of Barbara Fry and Timothy Adams, both of Tiffin. Kari Colman is the daughter of Kenneth and Julie Reinhart of Alvada. Ethan Craft is the son of Tod and Cathrine Craft of Sycamore. Alexandria Herman is the daughter of Kimberly Herman of Tiffin. Paige Krupp is th daughter of Peter Krupp and Annette Krupp, both of Tiffin.
Dillon Kwiatt is the son of Karen Kapelka-Kwiat of Bloomville. Andrea Lang is the daughter of Rose Crabtree and Mark Lang, both of Tiffin. Derek Lutz is the son of Charles and Christina Lutz of Tiffin. Austin Price is the son of Keith and Linda Price of Tiffin.
Kelly Racette is the daughter of Raymond and Debra Racette of Tiffin. Jordan Reinhart is the son of Donald and Sandra Reinhart of Bascom. Michelle Seislove is the daughter of Ronald and Marilyn Seislove of Tiffin. Cody Siebenaller is the son of Joel and Susan Siebenaller of Fostoria.
Marquette dean's list
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Molly Souder of Fostoria is on the dean's list at Marquette University.
ElderCollege offering courses
FREMONT - ElderCollege at Terra State Community College is offering educational outings and classes. For information or to register, call Marsha Thiessen at (419) 559-2255.
Learn about businesses
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 February schedule is:
9:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 1 Ottawa County Improvement Corp. conference room, 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.
9:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 8 Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce conference room, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.
9:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 15 Erie County Chamber of Commerce conference room, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.
4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 Terra State 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 Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra, at (800)826-2431 or (419) 559-2210. Or contact him by email at email@example.com.
Terra to host 'College Goal Sunday'
FREMONT - Terra State Community College is to host the state-wide college financial aid event "College Goal Sunday" 2 p.m. Feb. 12. The free event assists students and parents with completing Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Families can register for the event at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org or by calling (888) 833-1133.