Genealogical Society to meet
The Seneca County Genealogical Society is to meet at 7 p.m. May 1 at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. The meeting in the Frost-Kalnow Room is to include a business meeting and a program that is open to the public.
The speaker is to be Becky Hill, vice president of the society and head librarian at Hayes Presidential Library. Hill is to discuss the release of the 1940 U.S. Census and what it means for genealogists.
Raffle tickets are to be available for a June drawing to have local experts research your genealogy in the Seneca County version of the TV show "Who Do You Think You Are?" to be presented in October.
Learn about veterans' benefits May 1
An educational seminar about veterans' benefits is set for 6:30 p.m. May 1 in the multipurpose room at St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.
The free seminar is sponsored by St. Francis Senior Ministries and presented by Seneca County Veterans Services.
To register, call (419) 443-1540.
Veteran info available May 22
Veterans of all ages, military family and friends and the general public are invited to a free veteran health and information fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 22 at Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky.
U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs representatives will be on hand to discuss VA healthcare enrollment and eligibility and other benefits. Information available for all veterans from Operation New Dawn to World War II.
The fair features:
Free health and vision screenings.
Local, state, federal and community exhibits, including Terra State Community College, AMVETS Career Center, Parma Vet Center, Blue Star Mothers of America and more.
Ohio Patriot Guard Riders with information about veterans escorts.
Door prizes, refreshments and giveaways.
U.S. Army veteran, Daniel Hutchinson, founder of Ohio Combat Veterans, will speak at 12:30 p.m. about issues returning troops face.
Please bring your DD-214 or military ID card if available. For more information, contact Stein Hospice, (800) 625-5269 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fair is sponsored by Stein Hospice and hosted by Ohio Veterans Home.
Library to offer quilting class
SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library is having its annual quilting class 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Our Master's Chapel Fellowship Hall in Benton. People are to need a rotary cutter, rulers, scissors, cutting mat, thread, sewing machine, pins, tape measure and seam ripper. Lunch is provided for a donation with coffee available. Sign-up sheets are at the library desk. Cost is $5 per day. For more information, call (419) 927-2407.
Prepare children to read
BELLEVUE - "Every Child Ready to Read" training for parents is to be 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 7 at Bellevue Public Library. The workshop is free. Parents, grandparents and other interested adults may register for the workshop by visiting or calling youth services at (419) 483-0422.
'Luck' book to be discussed
BELLEVUE - Teen Book Club at Bellevue Public Library meets at 4 p.m. one Thursday a month. Dates for the spring series are April 26 and May 24. Any teens, ages 13 and older, can attend. Refreshments are to be served. Copies of the book, "The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had" by Kristin Levine, for the April discussion are available at the youth services desk. For more information, visit or call youth services at (419) 483-0422.
Districts to host workshop
Seneca Soil & Water Conservation District and two other districts are hosting a two-day workshop for teachers titled "Buried Treasure." The workshop is June 19-20 at Seneca East Local School District's building.
The cost is $55 for all meals, materials, transportation and field trips, if received before May 21. The cost increases to $65 after May 21.
Brian Redmond, curator of archeology from Cleveland Museum of Natural History, is to provide the keynote address and lead a field trip to his active dig site near Milan.
For more information, call (419) 447-7073.
Board to have work session
FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools Board of Education is to have a work session at 8 a.m. May 12 at Paulette's Restaurant, 224 N. Main St., Fostoria. No board action is to be taken.
H-L board to meet
BASCOM - Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education is to have several special meetings.
The purpose of the meeting originally scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday has been changed to include negotiations and the superintendent search. No action is to be taken.
The meeting originally scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday has been changed to 4 p.m., and the purpose is to be superintendent interviews. No action is to be taken.
Both meetings are to be at the Hopewell-Loudon Local School District building.
Enrollment forms to be accepted
FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools is to begin accepting applications for students wishing to enroll in Longfellow Elementary School, Riley Elementary School, Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School or Fostoria Junior/Senior High School for the 2012-13 school year. Any student living in Ohio may apply for an interdistrict transfer to Fostoria for his or her education.
Applications are to be available at all of the schools beginning Tuesday and must be returned to any school between May 1 and May 31. For more information, call (419) 436-4100.
KANSAS - Senior Courtney Chalfin is Lakota High School's student of the month for March. She is the daughter of Chris and Becky Chalfin of Risingsun.
FREMONT - Local graduates of Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career and Technology Center's office administration program are Paula Anatra, accounting, Terry Gaietto, accounting, and Amanda Whitaker, medical, Tiffin; Natasha Bor, legal, Clyde; and Kim Hartman, legal, and Laurie Sierra, medical, Fostoria. Registration is under way for the Sept. 4 session. For more information, call (419) 334-6901, ext. 407.
Students from Bridges Community Academy, Calvert High School, Columbian High School and Hopewell-Loudon High School competed in Junior Achievement's Business Challenge.
A team from Columbian took first place, with members being seniors John Henschke and Michael Cole and junior Kyle Recker. Second place went to Austin Kontak and Cody Behm, seniors from Calvert. Scholarships were awarded to 14 students.
Fee to visit Heidelberg
Heidelberg University's school of business is to host a presentation about the state of the economy by an expert from Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland April 30.
Kyle Fee, senior research analyst in the research department, is to be on campus for the 8:30 a.m. discussion in Adams Hall 401. Seating is limited. Call (419) 448-2280 to reserve a space.
'Berg to host simulation
Heidelberg University is to host an event that is to simulate poverty and address the issues surrounding it.
The simulation is to take place 3:30-6 p.m. Tuesday in Wickham Great Hall in Campus Center. During the event, participants are to experience three weeks in the life of an individual living in an under-resourced family in the U.S.
Eighty people are needed to make the event successful. A debriefing session is to follow.
To sign up, call (419) 448-2207 or email Lindsay Kagy at email@example.com to make a reservation.
Learn about business basics
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 May schedule is:
9:30-11:30 a.m. May 2 Ottawa County Improvement Corp. conference room, 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.
9:30-11:30 a.m. May 9 Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce conference room, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.
9:30-11:30 a.m. May 16 Erie County Chamber of Commerce conference room, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.
4:30-6:30 p.m. May 23 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 (800) 826-2431 or (419) 559-2210. Or, contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seventh edition published
McGraw-Hill Higher Education has published the seventh edition of Tiffin University Professor Keith Haley's textbook, "Introduction to Criminal Justice." The book is co-authored with Robert Bohm.
Haley is professor of criminal justice at TU.
FINDLAY Alexandria Bishop, a 2009 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, was inducted into the Mortar Board honor society at University of Findlay. She is the daughter of Michelle and Randy Bishop of Fostoria.
Terra honors students
FREMONT - Terra State Community College honored students at its first student recognition banquet.
Kenneth Gyan of Clyde was selected for consideration for Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Scholarship Program. Chelsea Bickelhaupt of Tiffin, Brooke Cassidy of New Riegel, Erika Contreras of Clyde and Dustin Shively of Fostoria were honored for All Ohio Academic Team.
Bickelhaupt, Contreras, Paige Reinhart-Anez of Fostoria and Corey Straub of Old Fort were recognized for Rotary students of the month. Contreras was Terra's Rotary student of the year. Sonjia Lindsey of Fostoria was recognized with nominees for student employee of the year.
Seth Sholl of Tiffin was recognized as a person who was nominated to be the student commencement speaker. Dean Hottenstein of Bettsville was honored with others who were nominated for a perseverance award. Cassidy and David Banks of Fostoria were nominated for a community service award, and Banks was the winner.
Horsemanship clinic set
Hannah Campbell, a certified Monty Roberts instructor, will be demonstrating methods and techniques for dealing with particular problems rides may have with their horse. Campbell uses a combination of training techniques that suit each horse.
The cost is $30 to observe or $50 to participate. The event takes place at 4658 SR 199, Carey. For more information or to register, call (419) 294-4477. All proceeds benefit Wyandot County Equine Rescue.
EcoWater gets green certified
EcoWater Systems has announced its branded softeners and refiners carry the zero-footprint certificate of compliance for their carbon neutral manufacturing cycle. With every consumer purchase of an EcoWater brand softener or refiner, EcoWater promises to neutralize or offset the carbon emissions of the unit through purchases of credible carbon offsets.
EcoWater is the first North American residential water treatment company to offer the "green" carbon offset program. The program was initiated in 2010 in the Canadian EcoWater dealer markets and began in the U.S. April 1.
Hempy Water Conditioning Inc. of Tiffin is the local EcoWater dealer.
The zero-footprint program analyzes the carbon footprint of the EcoWater softener or refiner through the entire life of the product, including the manufacturing process, delivery, use and eventual disposal. In the U.S., carbon offset purchases are made to the Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm project in Texas.
EcoWater products are designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.
Adams joins dermatology team
Melanie Adams of Integrity Salon Spa and Organics in Findlay has joined Fostoria resident Mary Fry's Rodan and Fields dermatologists team.
Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields, creators of Proactiv Solution, launched Rodan and Fields Dermatologists to expand the availability of dermatology-based skin care solutions. The doctors have teamed with independent consultants around the country to market their products.
Butler honors Clouse
SAN DIEGO - Clouse Construction Corp. was recently awarded with the High Performance Builder and for the Million Dollar Award for 2011 from the Butler Manufacturing Company, world leader in the development and manufacturer of metal building systems.
This award was presented by Terry Blank, midwest regional manager. Lenny Clouse, president of Clouse Construction Corp., received the award.
Clouse Construction Corp. recently has completed or is in the process of completing: Tiffin University recreation center, Autumnwood chapel, North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, Seneca Medical Warehouse addition, Tiffin Mercy Hospital and St. Francis renovation.
Nicholas J. Lucius
Army Specialist Nicholas J. Lucius arrived in Afghanistan Dec. 8 for his first tour of duty.
Stationed at Shindand Air Base, Herat Province, in southwest Afghanistan, less than 75 miles from the Iranian border, he serves with the Bravo Battery, 1-134th Field Artillary, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team attached to the 838th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group supporting NATO training missions and training the Afghan Air Force to be in a position to take over the base.
He is the son of Jeffrey and Kristine Lucius of New Riegel. He graduated in 2009 from Columbian High School and enlisted in the Army National Guard May 25, 2010. He completed his basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Aaron M. Omlor
Army Reserve Sgt. Aaron M. Omlor is deploying to Afghanistan to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States.
Omlor, a team leader with the 350th Psychological Operations Company, Twinsburg, has served eight years in the military.
He is a 2001 graduate of Fostoria High School.