Long-married Fostoria couple to be honored
COLUMBUS - First Lady Karen Waldbillig Kasich and Ohio Department of Aging is to honor 17 couples for their dedication to marriage and volunteerism at the 13th annual Joined Hearts in Giving celebration Feb. 14, at the governor's residence in Columbus.
With its connection to Valentine's Day, Joined Hearts in Giving honors Ohioans who have been married 40 years or longer and who share a commitment to volunteerism and community service.
"These couples embody a level of commitment that should be celebrated," said Kasich, event host. "Both as devoted spouses and volunteers, these 'Joined Hearts in Giving' are role models for us all."
Married 62 years, David and Lois Zoll of Fostoria are to be recognized as the primary forces behind the "Feed My Kids" summer lunch program that helps disadvantaged children during the summer.
For 14 years, the Zolls have procured funding, bought food, planned, cooked and served meals. In summer 2011, they served almost 3,000 meals. David plays taps at military funerals for veterans. He has delivered for Meals on Wheels for 21 years and now, together, the Zolls deliver meals once a week. Lois serves on the board of Good Shepherd Home retirement community.
The department solicited nominations for Joined Hearts in Giving last November. Those to be honored at the 2012 Joined Hearts in Giving reception range between 40 to 70 years married, 61 to 94 years old and from 1 to 65 years of volunteer service.
Hayes library to make genealogy research easier
FREMONT - Researching family history may be as close as your home computer, but finding the best websites and resources can be frustrating. Hayes Presidential Center's Internet Genealogy I Class may be able to help.
Sponsored by RootsMagic Inc., the next class is to take place 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hayes Research Library.
A fee of $10 for adults and $5 for students through high school covers handouts, the two-hour class and a tour of the Hayes Library. Registration is requested by calling (419) 332-2081 ext. 231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head librarian Becky Hill is to provide instruction on the basics of how to make use of free genealogical websites to aid in researching family history. Hill is to discuss Internet sources such as the Center's Ohio Obituary Index, FamilySearch.org, USGenweb.
org, Worldcat.org, and EllisIsland.org.
Hayes Research Library houses a collection of genealogy resource materials. Computers with Internet access also are available for use free of charge.
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at Hayes and Buckland avenues in Fremont.
Hospice training classics to begin
Community Hospice Care is to begin volunteer training classes March 19. The course is to be 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays through April 9 in the Community Hospice Care office, 181 E. Pery St., Tiffin.
Community Hospice is looking for volunteers in the Tiffin, Attica, Fostoria and Willard areas.
Volunteers can assist with patient care, pet therapy, fundraising, office duties, running errands, and as as death vigil volunteers or volunteer beauticians.
Classes range for the entire series for those who want to provide patient care or a single class for those interested in office work or fundraising.
If interested, or for further information, fax to (419) 447-4657, email to info@communityhospice
care.com or call Community Hospice Care at (800) 834-8100 or (419) 447-4040.
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the monthly "Lego Saturday" program 1-3 p.m. Feb. 18 in Frost Kalnow Room.
The program is for all ages, and families can stop by and to create their own Lego creations. The library is to provide Duplo blocks for children ages 2 to 4 and Legos for ages 4 and older.
Parents of young children are asked to attend. Each month is to have a design theme; February's theme is jungle.
Photos are to be taken of the completed projects at the end of the day.
For more information, stop by Junior Library, call (419) 447-3751 or email email@example.com.
'Babies & Books' to be offered
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to have "Babies & Books" in February. There are to be two 30-minute classes, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Feb. 14 in Frost Kalnow Room.
"Babies & Books" is to feature stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays. Parents or caregivers and babies, age birth to 24 months old, can sign up for one session of language enrichment activities.
Call (419) 447-3751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register, starting Tuesday, for the free program.
Registration under way for classes
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to offer adult computer classes in March.
Eight 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.
"All About Digital Photos" is to be 6-8 p.m. March 1 and is for students who are familiar with using the Internet, email and attachments. Students are to learn how to save, transfer, organize and share digital photos. Students can expect to sit through a demonstration that reviews the topics and then ask questions in a brief hands-on workshop. Bringing personal digital cameras or mobile devices and connection cables is optional.
"Basic Computing" is to be 6-7:30 p.m. March 6 and is designed for users who are just learning to use a computer. Students are to learn the basic parts of the computer and the desktop. Knowledge of how to use the mouse is required.
"Intro to Excel" is to be 6:30-8 p.m. March 8 and is for students who are familiar with how to use a mouse and the keyboard. Students are to learn the basics of the spreadsheet program Excel. They also are to learn how to set up an address book and create a checkbook.
"Beginning Word" is to be 10-11:30 a.m. March 13, and knowledge of how to use the mouse and the keyboard is helpful. People can learn the basics of word processing using Microsoft Word 2007. Students are to learn how to create and save documents, and how to use basic Word functions.
"Create a Facebook Account" is to be 2-3:30 p.m. March 14 and is for students who have an accessible email account, know their password and are able to navigate the Internet. Students are to learn how to open an account, how to upload pictures, how to enter information and about privacy settings.
"Intermediate Word" is to be 2-3:30 p.m. March 28. Students are to review the fundamentals of Word as well as learn about templates, formatting and working with graphics and tables in a Word document. Students should have a basic knowledge of Word before taking the intermediate course.
"Intermediate Excel" is to be 6:30-8 p.m. March 29. Students should have a basic knowledge of Excel before taking the intermediate course. Students are to review the fundamentals of Excel, work with formulas and become familiar with sorting and organizing data. The instructor also is to discuss tips for formatting spreadsheets so they are easier to create and easier to read. Students are to be taught how to make charts and graphs.
To register or for more information, call (419) 447-3751.
'The Help' to be discussed
FOSTORIA - The book discussion group at Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in Fruth Room.
The group is discuss "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett, and books are available at the main desk for check-out. Discussions are free.
For more information, call (419) 435-2813.
Storytime to be at Kaubisch
FOSTORIA - Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to resume storytime for toddlers and preschoolers at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The series for children ages 3-7 years old is to continue every Tuesday through April 24.
Each 30-minute program is to include stories, songs, games and crafts. If city schools close due to inclement weather, the storytime also is to be canceled.
For more information, call (419) 435-2813.
Yarn club to meet
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library Yarn Club is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
People can take their current project on which to work. Extra yarn and needles are to be available for beginners.
The next meeting is Feb. 18.
Learn about digital books
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library offers more than 15,000 digital books and downloadable audiobooks through the CLEVNET eMedia website.
To learn about these resources, people can attend a demonstration-style program at 2 p.m. Saturday in the meeting room.
The presentation is to review searching for ebooks and audiobooks, downloading titles and transferring titles to portable devices, such as the Kindle, Sony eReader, Barnes and Noble Nook and the Apple iPod.
For more information, call (419) 483-4769.
SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library's 2011 financial statement is available for review by appointment at the library.
Learn about forensic science
Children who don't have school Feb. 17 because of parent-teacher conferences can participate in a forensic science program at Franciscan Earth Literacy Center.
The program at FELC, which is on the campus of Sisters of St. Francis at 200 St. Francis Ave., is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sister Shirley Shafranek is to teach children about forensic science. The cost is $15 per child.
Call (419) 448-7485 or email email@example.com for more information or to register.
Part-time adult classes available
Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career and Technology Center is taking registrations for part-time adult education winter and spring classes in computers and technology, medical, culinary and trade and industrial that are scheduled to run in Fremont or Tiffin.
Call (419) 334-6901, ext. 402, or (419) 448-1212, ext. 221, to register.
OBW accepting applications
Ohio Business Week, an entrepreneurship experience for high school students, is accepting applications for its 2012 summer program.
The week-long residential program managed by Ohio Business Week Foundation immerses Ohio high school students in the American free enterprise system. It is hosted on the campuses of Youngstown State University June 24-30 and Ohio Dominican University July 8-14.
Applications may be requested by calling (888) 377-7414 or downloaded from www.ohiobusinessweek.org. Students also may apply online.
Schools to be honored
COLUMBUS Ohio is one of 35 states participating in the 2011-12 pilot year of the new Green Ribbon Schools recognition program being launched by the U.S. Department of Education.
The goal is to recognize schools across the nation where staff, students, officials and communities have come together to produce energy efficient, sustainable and healthy school environments. Ohio is to nominate up to four schools by March 22 for the national recognition.
More information is available at www.education.ohio.gov.
Scholarships are available to graduating seniors through Tiffin Charitable Foundation.
The Stephen Brodman Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to graduates of Calvert High School. Casey Rochelle Elchert Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to graduates of Columbian and Calvert high schools. Garlapati Family Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to one eighth-grader and one senior from Tiffin City Schools who demonstrate leadership to prevent bullying.
Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to graduates of Seneca County high schools. Teresa Kessler Memorial Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship to a New Riegel High School senior who is pursuing a two- or four-year degree program at a college or university.
Daniel G. Klepper Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to Calvert graduates. Father Edmund F. Morman Memorial Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship to a New Riegel High School senior who is pursuing a two- or four-year degree program at a college or university.
New Riegel Moose Lodge Scholarship Fund provides tuition-assistance college scholarships to graduating seniors of high schools located in Seneca County whose parents are New Riegel Moose members. Mary Lou Schultz Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students studying to become registered nurses. The St. Francis Care Center Foundation of Green Springs Scholarship Fund awards scholarship grants to students enrolled in health care associate's, bachelor or higher degree programs.
Columbian Alumni Association Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship to a Columbian graduate. Harland & Ida Warns Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to graduates of Hopewell-Loudon School who plan to pursue a career in education.
Linda K. Wurm Memorial Trust awards a scholarship to a graduating senior of Calvert who intends to pursue studies in the medical or health-related field. Nick Zeyen Memorial Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship to a graduating senior of Columbian who plans to attend a college or university and earn a two- or four-year degree.
Roland Zimmerman Inspiration Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to graduating seniors enrolled in high school agriculture education who are pursuing a post-secondary degree in a program of further agricultural study.
FOSTORIA Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Inc. awarded three grants: St. Wendelin Catholic School, $4,875 grant; Fostoria Mentoring Program in care of Vision 2020, a $1,000; and Humane Society of Seneca County, $1,000.
St. Wendelin is to use the $4,875 grant award to purchase a perpetual license to the Rosetta Stone international language learning program, which is an online teaching tool that is to diversify course offerings in education.
The Vision 2020 arm of Fostoria Economic Development Corp. sponsors Fostoria Mentoring Program. They are to use the $1,000 grant towards the purchase of educational materials and background checks for volunteer mentors who help to improve the lives of at-risk students. The mentoring program pairs adult volunteers with kindergarten students identified by their teachers and principals. The mentors then follow their student through the fifth grade and possibly beyond, meeting with them once a week and acting as a positive role model through the years.
Humane Society of Seneca County is to use the $1,000 grant to assist qualified low-income families in Fostoria with reduced fees for spaying/neutering their pets.
The grant application deadline for consideration in the foundation's spring round of grant distribution is Feb. 28. Notification of spring awards is to take place in May with award distribution in June.
Lions Club to honor students
BLOOMVILLE - Applications for Bloomville Lions Club Jim Newlove and Evelyn and Jerry Lutz Memorial Scholarship have been sent to area schools' guidance counselors. There are five $800 college scholarships being awarded to graduating seniors who live in Bloom Township. The applications need to be returned to Bloomville Lions Club secretary Dave Zartman by April 30.
Students have perfect attendance
NEW WASHINGTON - Students who achieved perfect attendance at Buckeye Central Elementary School are kindergarteners Drake Stevens, Malahnia Auck, Faye Betts, Ella Evak, Coy Fredritz, Gavin Carman, Derex Dean, Chance Delong and Clay Skidmore; first-graders Trevor Bailey, Lexi Joseph, Jeremiah King, Dylan Bernal, Lymesha Cooley and Kliyah Joseph; second-graders Stella Betts, Carlene Fredritz, De'Sha Joseph, Emilee Brown, Koda Kehres, Chase Reed, Kennedy Pine, Owen Stevens and Cadence Vaughn; third-graders Warren Lillo, Cora Skidmore, Timothy Pugh and Emily Sparks; and fourth-graders Aaron Brown, Sammy Hinton, Jacob Maxhimer, Nick Ramey, Cierra Schwab, Justin Dentinger, Katelyn Petty, David Rhodes, Morgan Sparks, Seth Dye, Drayden Gimlich, Troy Green, Audrey Lutz and Kailey Vaughn.
Learn about financial aid
FINDLAY Area residents interested in acquiring additional information about financial aid can participate in a free workshop where financial aid representatives from colleges and universities throughout northwest Ohio are to provide insight about securing federal and state assistance to any academic institution of higher learning. The program, known as College Goal Sunday, is to be at Owens Community College Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses Feb. 12.
The event begins at 2 p.m. in the audio/visual classroom center on the Toledo-area campus in Perrysburg Township and in the conference center on the Findlay-area campus. Families should register prior to the event by accessing the College Goal Sunday website at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org.
For more information, call (567) 661-7378 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7378.
Career fair to be offered
TOLEDO Collegiate Employ-Net, a consortium of 16 colleges and universities in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, is to host its annual career fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 30 in the Owens Community College gymnasium.
Job seekers holding a certificate or degree from any accredited college or university can attend the free event. Professional attire is required. Employers offering internships and full- and part-time employment may register for the event at www.cenconnects.net.
OT program to present event
FINDLAY University of Findlay's occupational therapy program is to present the eighth annual Evening with a Leader in Occupational Therapy Feb. 16-17 on campus.
Diane Parham, professor and director of the occupational therapy graduate program at University of New Mexico, is to present "Why Play: The Serious Nature of Play in Health and Development" 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in Alumni Memorial Union North Multipurpose Room and "Play: A Powerful Tool in Occupational Therapy" 9:15-11:15 a.m. Feb. 17 in Alumni Memorial Union Endly Room.
There is no cost to attend either continuing education event. To register, call (800) 472-9502, ext. 6936, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dean to attend conference
FREMONT - Nancy Sattler, dean of the liberal arts and public services division at Terra State Community College, has been chosen to attend a mathematics conference in South Korea. International Commission of Mathematical Instruction is to host the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education in Seoul July 8-15.
Sattler, one of four community college teachers selected, received a National Science Foundation travel grant of $2,500 to attend the meeting. She has been assigned to the theme group about "Communication and Information Technology."
FREMONT - Terra State Community College Board of Trustees honored President Marsha Bordner by granting her the title of president emerita Jan. 18. Bordner, who is to retire June 30, has spent more than 35 years committed to higher education as an educator and as an administrator.
The emeritus title is an honorary title granted in recognition for outstanding service. It is reserved for a full-time employee who has served continuously at Terra for at least 15 years of service, 10 of those years as continuous full time, and has retired from Terra or has left the service of the Terra board of trustees with seven or more years of service. A majority of the retiree's co-workers should support the nomination. The board of trustees and the president of the college may designate others who have not met stated criteria to the status of emeritus if their meritorious service deems them worthy of recognition.
Office of Human Resources recommended the appointment of the title of president emerita to Bordner upon her resignation from the presidency.
Terra experiences decreased enrollment
FREMONT - Terra State Community College experienced a decrease in enrollment for spring semester 2012. There are 5.6 percent fewer students attending classes this spring than last year and 7.1 percent less in full-time equivalency as compared to 2011. At 3,541 students, last spring's enrollment was the highest in the college's history.
"We believe the decrease is an indication that the economy is improving," said Terra President Marsha Bordner. "People are going back to work and putting further education on hold."
Students still have an opportunity to register for the next 8-week session that begins March 12. Although the decrease was noted at the beginning of the semester, the flexibility of the semester scheduling, which includes 14- and eight-week sessions, provides for additional headcount and FTE later on.
Trevecca dean's list
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Shelbe Gibson of Clyde was named to the Trevecca Nazarene University dean's list.
TOLEDO - Local students on the president's list at University of Toledo are Margaret Kanney, New Washington; Ashley Mathias, Carey; Emily Coakley, Upper Sandusky; Wendy Weaver, Bradner; Aaron McDonald, Alvada; Jessica Luhring, Bloomville; Emily Hemminger and Amber Metzger, New Riegel; Jordan Cartwright, Hillary Gyuras and Brent Welly, Tiffin; and Kyle Zamora, Green Springs. Students on the dean's list are Collin Beeson, Rachel Beeson, Lesley Blum, Kyleigh Fife, Rory Utz, Sarah Wurm and Alyssa Zaebst, New Washington; Morgan Draper, Jonathan Phillips and Robert Puckett, Carey; Michelle Webster, Upper Sandusky; Alicia Lentz, Bradner; Amanda Jenot and Daniel Steyer, Alvada; Brook Kracher, Bascom; Morgan McConnell, Bloomville; Travis Glick, Celina Mason, Anthony Peiffer, James Rickman, Constance Santangelo and Dominic Shaull, Fostoria; Michelle Borer and Michelle Clouse, New Riegel; Lauren Heibertshausen, Republic; Shane Baker, Joshua Breidenbach, Madison Herman, Kelley Miller, Tyler Parkins and Kayla Tyree, Tiffin; and Breanna Farrar, Clyde.
TOLEDO - Local students who graduated from University of Toledo are Aaron Marcum, New Washington, bachelor's degree in marketing; Andrew Walsh, Bloomville, bachelor's degree in history; Kristina Wildman, Fostoria, juris doctor degree in law; Daniel Bain, Tiffin, bachelor's degree in art history; Derek Frankart, Tiffin, bachelor's degree in nursing; Jacob Welly, Tiffin, bachelor's degree in chemical engineering; and Christopher Scherley, Attica, bachelor's degree in accounting.
KENT - Thomas Coats of Attica received a bachelor's degree from Kent State University.
BW dean's list
BEREA - Local students on the dean's list at Baldwin-Wallace College are Robert Wank, New Riegel; Macey Heslet and Stephanie Shockley, Tiffin; Matthew Bowen, Attica; Shallon Gabel, Fostoria; Melissa Hoffbauer, Bloomville; and Joel McDaniel, Sycamore.