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Sunday announcements

March 11, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Concealed-carry classes upcoming

Several concealed-carry training classes are available in the area. All are one-day unless indicated.

Courses are to include classroom instruction and live fire on ranges.

John Weslow, National Rifle Association-certified instructor, is to offer classes Saturday and March 25. For more information, call (419) 618-1906 or visit

Kent Nord, an NRA-certified instructor, is to teach a class Saturday. The classroom training is to be at 31 S. Washington St., with live fire at a nearby, outdoor range. For more information, visit or call Nord at (419) 618-1552.

Dean Henry, an NRA-certified instructor, is to conduct a course for women only March 18. Register by calling (419) 448-4575 or email

Don Mason, owner/operator of Excel Defense, is to offer a course March 18 at Bettsville Fire Department, 308 Emma St., Bettsville. For more information or to register, call (419) 967-0192 or visit excel

Group to meet

Committee members of women A.C.T. (Acclaiming Christ Together) are to meet every two weeks as they make preparations for the April 21 conference at Camden Falls.

The theme is "Holdfast." Guest speakers include Cindi Ferrni, author, and Becki Reiser of Dover, who is to provide a testimonial of forgiveness. Lisa Troyer of Sugarcreek is to provide music.

Those wanting a brochure/registration form can call Sue Parish at (419) 447-3437.

Volunteer training available

Community Hospice Care plans to begin volunteer training classes March 19. Classes are to continue 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays through April 9 in the Community Hospice Care office.

Community Hospice is looking for volunteers in the Tiffin, Attica, Fostoria and Willard areas. Volunteers can assist with patient care, death vigil volunteers, fundraising, office duties and running errands for the office. Classes range for the entire series for those who want to do patient care or a single class for those interested in office work or fundraising.

For further information, call Community Hospice Care at (800) 834-8100 or (419) 447-4040 or email info@communityhospice

Therapists teach aquatic therapy

The Aquatic Therapy University from Plymouth, Minn., together with P.T. Services, sponsored an aquatic conference Feb. 18 at Optima Rehabilitation.

The class was attended by local Optima therapists Brittany Cajka, PTA, Erica Hawkins, OT, and Pat Silardi, PTA. The conference focused on ways to exercise in the water for various conditions, such as strokes, orthopedic surgeries, various injuries and pediatrics.

The beneficial properties of water were discussed. These properties were applied for new exercise programs specific for each diagnosis.

The concepts detailed at the conference will be integrated into Optima's adult patient programs, and will be used by Optima's pediatric therapists to begin a program that will benefit children who have physical and developmental disabilities.

For information and questions, contact Optima Rehabilitation at (419) 455-8600.

Dental health winners named

Dr. Jack Felton, with an office at 4 Oakwood Drive, has announced the winners of his Children's Dental Health Month contest. Winners receive a Family Video gift card.

Coloring contest winners are: Mara Renninger, ages 3-4; Darby Franks, ages 5-6; and Kaitlin Keefe, ages 7 and older. Drawing winners for the Justin Bieber, Spiderman and Captain America toothbrushes are Kylee Stevers, Grayson Morgan and Ruel Pendleton. The winner of the Guess the Smile contest is Matt Miller. He wins an A.J.'s Pizza gift card.

Get building

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the monthly "Lego Saturday" program 1-3 p.m. March 24 in Frost Kalnow Room. The program is for all ages, and families can stop by and create their own LEGO creations. The library is to provide Duplo Blocks for children ages 2-4 and LEGOS for ages 4 and older. Parents of young children should attend. March's theme is castles and monsters. For more information, stop by Junior Library, call (419) 447-3751 or email

Friends to have book sale

Friends of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to have its annual book sale. The sale is to be 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 30 and 31 and 2-4:30 p.m. April 1 in Frost Kalnow Room. There is to be a special preview for Friends of the Library members only 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 29. Memberships are to be available at the door.

Adult and children's books, media items, art reproductions and miscellaneous items are to be sold during the event.

Book donations for the sale are to be accepted during the library's open hours starting March 26 in Frost Kalnow Room. The book sale does not accept magazines, Readers' Digest condensed books, outdated books, paperbacks without covers, encyclopedias and textbooks.

Military info. available

BOWLING GREEN The office of U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, is to host a military academy informational night for the 2013 academic year at 7 p.m. March 26 at Bowling Green High School's library, 530 W. Poe Road, Bowling Green. The free event is open to all junior and senior high school students, and their parents, who may be interested in attending one of the nation's service academies.

At the meeting, potential candidates are to obtain an application for a military service academy nomination. Completed applications are due Sept. 30. For more information, call (419) 668-0206.

Columbian to offer delayed start

Monday through Friday, all Columbian High School juniors and seniors who have passed all sections of Ohio Graduation Test are to start classes at 9:45 a.m., two hours late. All freshmen and sophomores as well as juniors and seniors who have not passed any portion of the OGT are required to report to school at the regular time, 7:45 a.m., for testing each day. All freshmen are to take a practice OGT during the testing sessions daily. During the week of delayed start, all buses are to run on normal schedule.

Senior citizens brunch offered

Columbian High School's annual brunch for senior citizens is to be 9:30 a.m. March 29. All seniors 50 years and older living in Tiffin City School District are eligible to receive free tickets. The brunch is to be served in the high school cafeteria, and people must have a ticket to attend. The musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" is to be shown following the brunch at about 11:30 a.m.

Tickets are available only at Allen Eiry Senior Center. They must be picked up in person during business hours, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. There is a limit of two tickets per person. Quantities are limited due to seating.

Due to limited parking, seniors are advised to park in the Charlotte Street lot near the softball field. There is to be a bus shuttle to the front of the school. Pickups are to begin at 8:45 a.m. Seniors are to be returned back to the parking lot around 1:30 p.m.

Committee to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education's program committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday at the administration building.

NCA boards to meet

North Central Academy's board is to meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Fremont board is to meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The meetings are to be at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center's office, 928 W. Market St., Suite A, Tiffin.

Officials to share project info

BASCOM - Architects and school personnel are to be available to provide information about Hopewell-Loudon Local School District's K-12 building project in the school's distance learning lab 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Clyde-GS to have kindergarten registration

CLYDE - Kindergarten registration for Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District is to be in April. Any child who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 and plans to attend kindergarten at Clyde-Green Springs must attend one of the registration sessions. Appointments are to be taken beginning Monday and must be made no later than April 5. Call (419) 547-0588 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to make an appointment.

Registration is April 11 and 12 at Clyde Elementary School and April 17 at Green Springs Elementary School.

Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when reporting for the registration. Parents must provide the child's birth certificate, immunization record, Social Security card, custody papers, if applicable, and proof of residency during the registration appointment, which is to last about 45 minutes.

Bettsville seeks kindergarteners

BETTSVILLE - Parents whose children will be 5 years of age before Aug. 1 need to register their children for kindergarten for the 2012-13 school year. Kindergarten screening for Bettsville Local School District is to be May 4 at the school.

To register, call the school at (419) 986-5166 during regular school office hours, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. After registering a child, parents are to be mailed forms that are to be filled out by the child's doctor. Seneca County General Health District offers immunizations, and appointments can be made by calling (419) 447-3691 or (800) 698-3691.

Bettsville taking applications

BETTSVILLE - Bettsville Local School District is to accept open enrollment applications for students who wish to attend the school for the 2012-13 school year. The board of education permits students from any Ohio school district to apply and enroll at the schools free of any tuition obligation, provided that all open enrollment procedures are met.

Applications are to be accepted through May 31. Parents are to be notified by June 15 of acceptance. Students currently attending through the open enrollment program must submit a new application each year. Applications are to be available in the main office or are to be mailed upon request.

For more information, call (419) 986-5166.

GED class offered

Sentinel Career Center offers General Educational Development test classes. Students are required to attend an orientation, where registration forms and placement testing are completed. A two-hour orientation is to be offered 12:30 p.m. March 21 in room 244 of Family Learning Center.

For more information, call (419) 448-1212, ext. 269.

Take a test drive

FOSTORIA - Reineke Family Dealerships and St. Wendelin High School are partnering to help raise up to $6,000 as part of Ford Motor Co.'s Drive One 4 UR School program. Members of the Fostoria-area community are to have the opportunity to raise money for St. Wendelin by test-driving a Ford vehicle.

For every person who test-drives a Ford Explorer, Focus, Fiesta, Edge, F-150, Mustang or other available models at this one-day event, Ford Motor Co. and Reineke Ford are to donate $20 to St. Wendelin High School, to benefit the organization of its choice.

The event is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Reineke Ford, 1303 Perrysburg Road, Fostoria. Each test-drive is to last about seven to 10 minutes.

Scholarship available

March 31 is the deadline for receipt of applications for the $1,000 scholarship being offered by Sandusky County Safety Council. The scholarship is open to high school seniors who are the children, stepchildren or grandchildren of Sandusky County Safety Council member companies and who intend to pursue a course of study in a safety-related field. Scholarships also are available for post-secondary students. Applications are available at the chamber office, by calling (419) 332-1591, at, by e-mailing or from county high school guidance offices.

Aging agency to offer assistance

Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc., has six $1,000 grants and one $2,500 scholarship for individuals pursuing higher education. Grants applications are to be accepted from anyone age 18 and over. Scholarship applicants must have at least a sophomore status in an accredited technical school, college or university for the 2012-13 academic year.

For additional guidelines and an application form, visit Deadline for all applications is April 2.

Time Warner to offer scholarships

COLUMBUS Time Warner Cable Mid-Ohio is offering six $2,000 scholarships to qualifying high school graduates who intend to major in a field related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Candidates must be a graduating high school senior with at least a 3.5 grade point average whose parent is a customer of Time Warner Cable Mid-Ohio. Applicants must apply by June 1 at by clicking the ScholarLink tab at the bottom of the homepage.

Help 'Cause an Effect'

NEWARK State Farm is searching the United States and Canada for people who want to "Cause an Effect" by bringing one of 40 $25,000 grants to their community. Through March 20, residents of Ohio can visit the "Cause An Effect" tab on the State Farm Facebook page to submit a cause for a chance to help make their neighborhood safer, stronger and better educated.

"Cause An Effect" is a new, youth-led, crowd-sourced philanthropic initiative that relies on local, non-profit organizations to create solutions to community issues identified by consumers.

TMS honors students

Tiffin Middle School's students of the month for January were Naomi Navarrete, Abraham Sulin, Anna Fletcher, Braden Brown, Katie Gillig, Allysa Heidler, Brandon Price, Noah Widman, Tanner Gitcheff, Justin Jarrett, Monica Klepper and Amanda Schwartz.

Brock graduates

MILAN - Robert Brock of Tiffin graduated from EHOVE Adult Career Center's basic EMT program.

Craft honored

SYCAMORE - Tabitha Craft, a Scout in Venturing Crew 447 of Old Fort, received a Silver Award and Ranger Award. A Silver Award recipient must be trained in emergency preparedness, participate in Ethics in Action, complete Venturing Leadership Skills Course, earn Venturing Gold Award and earn at least one of the five Venturing Bronze awards. The Ranger Award is earned by a person who is skilled at a variety of outdoor sports and interests, trained in outdoor safety and ready to lead or assist others in activities. Craft is the daughter of Tod and Catherine Craft, Sycamore.

Clyde-GS raises money for AHA

CLYDE McPherson Middle School hosted American Heart Association's "Hoops for Hearts" Feb. 23. The night featured exhibition games between the Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District's winter basketball teams in grades 4-8. The event raised $800 that was donated to American Heart Association.

Team advances to state

Kevin Hoover and Travis Zimmerman, members of Tiffin-Sentinel FFA, competed in the sub-district tractor troubleshooting contest. The team placed first overall and advanced to the district contest. There, the team placed first and secured a spot at the state contest.

Bridges student accepted

Shayla Parsons, a junior at Bridges Community Academy, was accepted for West Point Summer Leaders Seminar and a summer seminar at Air Force Academy.

Terra to host job fair

FREMONT -The annual spring job fair at Terra State Community College is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday in Student Activities Center.

More than 60 employers and organizations are to send representatives to campus to discuss job openings and talk to prospective employees. The event is free. Job seekers should dress appropriately and bring their resume. For more information, call (419) 559-2256.

UF to host Funday Sunday

FINDLAY University of Findlay's Mazza Museum is to host a Funday Sunday event 1:30-3:30 p.m. April 1. The theme is Fish Tales. The event is open to all families, and admission is free. For more information, call (419) 434-4777 or email

TU students attend conference

More than 30 Tiffin University sports and recreation management students participated in the 2012 Ohio Parks and Recreation Conference and Trade Show in February at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky.

Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures," was a keynote presenter, as was Joe Haas, CEO of Kalahari. Students attended sessions and networked with recreation managers and directors from across the state. They also participated as volunteers to host educational sessions about fundraising, communication strategies, economic survival, skateboarding outreach and background checks for parks and recreation employees.

Felton takes a trip

TOLEDO - Lauren Felton of Tiffin participated in a spring break trip to Guatemala through Mercy College of Ohio.

College of law dean's list

ADA - Zachary Fowler, son of Deborah Fowler of Tiffin and Terry Fowler of Bellevue, is on the dean's list at Ohio Northern Pettit College of Law.

UF dean's list

FINDLAY - Local students on University of Findlay's dean's list are Rachel Conley, Camilla Jesko, Loretta Kelbley, Tessa Kelbley, Bridgett Roszman, Derek Sherman and Annabella Troiana, Carey; Trista Baker, Deanna Calmes and Megan Rhoades, Upper Sandusky; Breanna Hanna, Lauren Mathias and Taylor Mathias, Alvada; Jessica Lynch, Bascom; Ivy Billings, Alexandria Bishop, Michael Copas, Brenna Dube, Jacinda Jones, Marina Nye, Keri Seel, Constance Shaffer and Debra Ward, Fostoria; Caitlin Baker, Kansas; Lauren Fredritz and Jacqueline Messersmith, McCutchenville; Kylie Mathias, New Riegel; and Kim Andersons, Katherine Britton, Juliana Engleman, Mariah Hohman, Nathaniel Kurtz, Tyler Long, Lauren Meisner, Nathan Richey, LaShanna Tucker, Scott West and Travis Wise, Tiffin.

Calvin dean's list

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Jaclyn Leis, a graduate of Calvert High School, is on the dean's list at Calvin College. She is the daughter of Paul and Nancy Leis of Tiffin.

Dutro is Sunday editor for The A-T

Tiffin native Nick Dutro now is Sunday editor. He takes over for Abigail Kanellakis, who accepted a marketing position with The (Toledo) Blade. He still can be reached by phone at (419) 448-3246 and via email at

Dutro began working at The A-T as an intern through the summers of 2007 and 2008 and started full time in August 2009. He took over as government reporter in November 2009 for Kevin Risner.

He is a 2009 graduate of Ohio Northern University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. He graduated from Calvert High School in 2005.



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