Junior Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a "Fancy Nancy Valentine Party" 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in Frost Kalnow Room. All girls 4 and older can celebrate the holiday in "Fancy Nancy" style, reminiscent of the children's books by Jane O'Connor. Participants are to read books, learn fancy words, make crafts and eat refreshments. Girls may dress in their fanciest clothes, tiaras included. Registration is necessary by calling (419) 447-3751 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library to have tax program
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to host AARP's Tax-Aide program beginning in February. The program is to be offered 9 a.m.-noon Fridays, Feb. 10 and 24, March 2, 16 and 30, and April 13. Appointments are required. Call (419) 483-4769 to reserve a time and be reminded of the documents the tax preparers are to need.
The program is the country's largest volunteer non-profit tax assistance and preparation service. AARP Foundation and the IRS sponsor the program providing services to those most in need. Seniors and households with an income of $50,000 or less are eligible for the service.
Books to be given away
WASHINGTON, D.C. To help promote literacy, U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, kicked off National Reading Day, Jan. 23, by inviting public libraries in Fifth Congressional District to participate in Library of Congress Surplus Books Program. Materials not used by Library of Congress for the permanent collection are available for donation to educational institutions and non-profit organizations. Interested libraries may contact the Washington, D.C., office at (202) 225-6405 to inquire about what books and materials are available. Books are free to recipients.
Seneca County General Health District is to sponsor a senior health check 1-3 p.m. Feb. 8 at Helburn Meadows, Tiffin, for anyone 60 and older. For more information, call (419) 447-3691.
If transportation is needed, contact Commission on Aging. This service is provided by Seneca County General Health District, donations are appreciated.
Programs to be offered
MANSFIELD - Bully-proofing youth parent training is to be 5:45-8 p.m. March 28. People must RSVP by March 19 by calling (419) 747-4808. Staff training is to be 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 29. The presenter is to be Jim Bisenius.
Jim Ball is to present programs about autism 6-8 p.m. Feb. 29 and 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 1 with registration at 8:30 a.m. People can register for the Feb. 29 program by calling (800) 424-7372 or for the March 1 program by visiting safe.ode.state.oh.us/portal.
The programs are to be at State Support Team Region 7, 1495 W. Longview Ave., Mansfield.
BC to have address
NEW WASHINGTON - Buckeye Central Local School District is to have a state of the district address at 7 p.m. Saturday at 938 S. Kibler St.
Students to have works published
BASCOM - Poetry from all eight students in a seventh-grade advanced English class in Hopewell-Loudon Local School District were accepted into a national contest through Creative Communication. Each student is to have a poem published in a hardbound book with other poets from across the country. The students are Kyle Reinbolt, Kevin Fruth, Drew Swanagan, Hudson Hill, Katie Arnold, Lizzie Erlanger, Raven Spencer and Amanda Lane.
Leadership class to meet
The Jan. 11 session of Leadership Seneca County focused on government, the judicial system and Seneca County Sheriff's Office's involvement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The day opened with a values auction lead by Joe Moore where participants had to bid on values they believed were essential to their quality of life as residents of Seneca County and citizens of the United States. As individual values were purchased by participants, they became unavailable to the rest of the class, creating a hypothetical situation where participants had to decide which values they would sacrifice in order to stay in their home country.
Following the auction, participants spent time discussing immigration and the reasons people decide to leave their homeland. They had an opportunity to speak with three Tiffin residents who immigrated to the U.S. from England, El Salvador and Thailand, learning about their individual reasons for immigrating and the experiences they had gaining citizenship.
The group went to Tiffin Municipal Court where Judge Mark Repp presided over a mock trial. The group had a tour of the sheriff's office and jail led by Sheriff William Eckelberry and Sgt. Joe Panuto. Participants continued their discussion about immigration and the role the office plays in supporting ICE.
Participants were assigned to groups and instructed to share a description of one goal from their leadership development plan.
The leadership program runs from September to May, and the program committee is seeking local individuals who want to share their leadership skills and experiences as speakers and program sponsors. People interested in applying or sponsoring a participant for the 2012-13 class can call (202) 360-6949 or email email@example.com. For more information, visit www.leadershipsenecacounty.org.
Student writers compete
Students from several local schools competed in Power of the Pen at Tiffin Middle School.
Local seventh-grade winners were Katie Zirger, first place, Tiffin Middle School; Eden Stephen, second place, Tiffin Middle School; Allie Beckley, third place, Calvert High School; and Shayla Thomas, fifth place, Tiffin Middle School. Local eighth-grade winners were Kayla McGinnis, second place, Tiffin Middle School; Bryana Riedlinger, fourth place, Tiffin Middle School; and Samantha Shetterly, seventh place, Tiffin Middle School.
McGinnis was a best-of-round winner in the eighth-grade contest.
Overall, Tiffin Middle School's seventh-grade and eighth-grade teams placed second in their respective contests.
NHS members selected
KANSAS - Students selected for membership in Lakota High School's chapter of National Honor Society are seniors Dylan Alexander, Derek Foos, Jennelle Kreais, Gunnar Lentz, Madison McCarthy and Merissa Metzger; and juniors Tyler Aldrich, James Haas, Jennifer Knallay, Jordan Miller, Brandon Noon, Nathan Ray, Aaron Reasor, Breese Reidling, Samantha Reinbolt, Danica Shuck, Twyla Shuck, Alyssa Talbert and Jessica Walter.
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.
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.
Flute players sought
FREMONT - Northern Ohio Regional Flute Alliance seeks flute players. ORFA is a community of flute players of all ages and levels who live in the north central region of Ohio. NORFA is a membership club that relies on yearly fees and donations to fund its activities and purchase music. One of the flute activities is the NORFA/Terra Community Flute Choir, which began its season of rehearsals and performance Thursday. For more information, visit www.tamarakagy.com and click on the NORFA tab.
Heidelberg chooses new VP
John Wilkin, an administrator with a blend of higher education and corporate leadership experience, has been selected as Heidelberg University's new vice president for administration and business affairs, effective April 1.
Following a national search, Wilkin emerged as the top choice among four finalists. He comes to Heidelberg after six years at Columbia College Chicago, where he was the associate vice president for budget management.
In a release, President Robert Huntington said Wilkin will be an excellent addition to the university's senior leadership team.
"From our first conversations with John, it became abundantly clear that his experience, expertise and personality are an ideal fit for Heidelberg," he said.
In addition to his six years at Columbia College Chicago, Wilkin, 49, previously held numerous senior-level leadership positions with Motorola Inc. for 19 years.
As the vice president for administration and business affairs at Heidelberg, Wilkin is to lead the financial management, accounting, budgeting, business services, human resources, information technology, facilities and bookstore functions of the university. He will have a key role in the strategic planning process as well, Huntington said.
Wilkin received his bachelor's degree in liberal arts and sciences and his master's degree in business administration from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an additional master's degree in higher education administration from Northwestern University.
Board elects officers
FREMONT - Terra State Community College's board of trustees elected new officers. Carl Koebel was elected chairman; Sandra Wise, vice chairwoman; and Helene Zielinski, sergeant at arms.
Trina Hosang, a 2006 Seneca East High School graduate, is in her third and final year of physical therapy graduate school at University of Findlay. She, along with classmates, was asked to travel to Canchias, Honduras, through Heart to Honduras and is to be there for one week in August, providing service at Karen Smith Medical Clinic and traveling to various villages in a mobile clinic.
She is seeking financial sponsors to help offset the program costs. The program tuition is about $1,500, which includes all transportation, accommodations, meals and educational activities.
Tax-deductible donations can be made, if necessary. To do so, checks need to be made out to University of Findlay and mailed to University of Findlay, Physical Therapy Department, attention Julie Toney, 1000 N. Main St., Findlay, OH 45840. For the donation to be tax-deductible, personal names cannot be on the check. In the envelope, a note can be made for the donation to go to Hosang.
Hosang also is selling hand-made rosary bracelets for $10-$15 each. For more information, call (567) 224-2045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AU dean's list
ASHLAND - Several local students are on the dean's list at Ashland University. Amber Weaver of Carey is a 2010 graduate of New Riegel High School. Christina Fox is the daughter of Daniel and Judy Fox of Upper Sandusky and is a 2010 graduate of Riverdale High School. Morgan Myers is the daughter of Donald and Laurel Myers of Upper Sandusky and is a 2010 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School. Hali Brook is the daughter of Donna Brook of Bloomville and is a 2010 graduate of Bucyrus High School. Frances DiCesare of Fostoria is the daughter of Frank DiCesare and Jenny Fraley and is a 2010 graduate of Fostoria High School. Nicole Kimmet of New Riegel is a 2010 graduate of New Riegel High School. Jessica Heck is the daughter of Michael and Carolyn Heck of Green Springs and is a 2010 graduate of Old Fort High School.
Students join Philosophy Club
ASHLAND - Local students who are members of Philosophy Club at Ashland University are Amber Weaver of Carey, a 2010 graduate of New Riegel High School, and Abigail Holman, the daughter of David and Rosalie Holman of Fostoria and a 2007 graduate of Arcadia High School.
Painter serves as treasurer
ASHLAND - Nick Painter of Fostoria is treasurer of Geology Club at Ashland University. He is the son of Michael and Pam Painter of Fostoria and is a 2008 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School.
Wake Forest dean's list
WINSTON SALEM, N.C. - Rowland Carlson of Upper Sandusky is on the dean's list at Wake Forest University.
Kent State lists
KENT - Local students on the Kent State University president's list are Natalie Niese, New Washington; and Elizabeth Buchman and Jill Daniel, Tiffin. Students on the dean's list are Tara Karl, Tiro; Kaysia Crews and Adriana Lizarribar, Clyde; Austin Gossett, Elizabeth Heibertshausen, Kathryn Heyman and Janece Schaffer, Attica; Cassandra Walter, Bloomville; Mitchell Dandurand and Raina White, Fostoria; Amanda Welly, Kansas; Ashley Parsell, New Riegel; Theresa Brodman, Republic; Shawnie Boyer, Megan Briggs, Blanca Daniel, Bridget Elchert, Joseph Kirkpatrick, Brianne Nusbaum, Jennifer Obringer and Philipp Wade, Tiffin; and Jordan Coakley, Courtney Collins and Elyse Scheck, Upper Sandusky.
Rio Grande merit list
RIO GRANDE - Jonathan Dodson of Tiffin was named to the merit list at University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College.
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP - Nursing students who received honorary pins at Owens Community College are Jeremy Clark, Carey; Erin Connin, Taylor Novo, Melissa Bryan, Eduardo Castillo, Peggy Earl, Sarah Pierce, Amanda Petrie and Jennifer Tey, Fostoria; Bambie Rolsten, New Riegel; Lorraine Walton, Sycamore; Barbara Charlton, Attica; and Audrey Krebs, Carey.
BOWLING GREEN - Local residents who graduated from Bowling Green State University are Suzannah Coleman, bachelor's degree in nursing, Richard Long, bachelor's of liberal studies, Hannah Gerritsen, bachelor's degree, and Whitney Reinhard, bachelor's of fine arts, Fostoria; Kylee Seibert, bachelor's degree in communication, Leonard Herman, bachelor's of liberal studies, Jessica Reffner, bachelor's degree in gerontology, Lindsay Tusing, bachelor's degree in business administration, and Lauren Tusing, bachelor's degree in technology, Tiffin; Rachel Ousley, associate's degree, and Erica Bennett, master's degree, Clyde; Matthew Petrlich, bachelor's degree in criminal justice, Risingsun; Brice Turney, master's degree in public administration, Upper Sandusky; and Curtis Brause, bachelor's degree in technology, Sycamore.
BGSU dean's list
BOWLING GREEN - Local students on the Bowling Green State University dean's list are Sage Kraft, New Washington; Kassandra Leach and Shelbi Heydinger, Tiro; Amber Mathias and Andrea Reinhart, Alvada; Brooke Szabo, Attica; Colin Andrews and Caitlin Gaietto, Bascom; Katelynn Geary, Bloomville; Gabriel Gonzalez, Janelle Tanner, Veronica Cooper, Mathew Davoli, Stephen Reed, Matthew Cassidy, Leeann Doe, Sydney Bland, Maria Ziegman, Suzannah Coleman, Theo Grine, McKenna Elder, Logan Wolph, Bethany Miller, Matthew Zoeller, Kayla Burrows, Megan Kapelka, Broderick Gillian, Anna Bodart, Nicole Kelbley, Amy Scudder, Jillian Lombardy, Scott Brady and Whitney Reinhard, Fostoria; Beatrice Dyer, Green Springs; Amy Wank, Brittany Wank, Shana Scherger, Lindsey Clouse and Melanie Margraf, New Riegel; Melissa Gillmor, Old Fort; Claire Lee, Nicole Strausbaugh and Lyndsee Hunter, Republic; Andrew Zuk, Bryan Hoover, Coral Curns, Meagan McBride, Sarah Gruss, Tricia Glowniak, Katie Breidenbach, Kathryn Gruss, Tyler Wise, Krista Kuhn, Stephen Steinmetz, Tiffany Swartz, Angela Hull, Amy Faber, Adrienne Hohman, Lauren Tusing and Lindsay Tusing, Tiffin; Olivia Delgarbino, Wendy Gregg, Kellie McKitrick, Cody Browning, Danielle Paul, Morganne Swartz, Kelsey Scharf, Kenneth Rutski, Garrett Binger, Ethan Brown, Zackary Ellenberger, Jill Stein, Blayze Behney, Brett Myers, Brandon Schubach, Holly Stohl and Sarah Stamm, Clyde; Emily Fairbanks, Bradner; Hannah Podach and Jessica Chalfin, Risingsun; Alexis Taylor, Autumn Harley, Roger Myers, Renae Schalk, Kaitlyn Smalley and Megan Kemerley, Carey; Morgan Spiegel, Nichole Simonis, Sara Bennett, Aaron O'Flaherty, Jason Mewhorter, Jenna Karg and Vincent D'Ettorre, Upper Sandusky; and Anna Gilliland, McCutchenville.