Entrants sought for Glass Pageant
FOSTORIA - Young ladies of Fostoria are eligible to compete in the 2012 Fostoria Glass Pageant. Entry forms are due this week. The 2012 Fostoria Glass Pageant is at 7 p.m. May 24. As in past years, it will be conducted at the Fostoria Performing Arts Center at Fostoria Junior/Senior High School and televised on Channel 10. Young ladies ages 4-18 are invited to let their inner and outer beauty shine as they build essential communication skills.
The age divisions are:
* Wee Glass Princess, 4-6.
* Little Glass Princess, 7-9.
* Petite Glass Princess, 10-12.
* Glass Festival Princess, 13-15.
* Glass Festival Queen, 16-18.
Eligible contestants must reside in Fostoria and have a 44830 zip code. A run-through rehearsal is set for 6-8 p.m. May 23.
Entry forms can be found at www.fostoriaweb.com. For more information, call Hannah at (419)435-8282.
Public records training to be offered
North Central Ohio Educational Service Center and North Central Ohio Regional Council of Governments are sponsoring open government unit certified public records training 10 a.m.-1:15 p.m. July 10 at 928 W. Market St.
The training program is in accordance with a section of state law that requires public records law training for all elected officials and/or their appropriate designees. The program is to examine the responsibilities of elected officials and public offices and give a review of the right of the public records requester.
To register, visit www.ohioauditor.gov/conferences/hb9.html.
Calvert Catholic Schools plans
Calvert Catholic Schools is in a strategic planning process. Starting Jan. 6, a group of stakeholders met to discuss the future of the school, and five focus groups were established, including academic excellence, marketing and brand identity, fundraising, finance and revenue growth, and relationships. Each group has established focused initiatives.
The marketing and brand identity group's first initiative was to evaluate the system's image and create a consistent message marketing and branding Calvert Catholic Schools. The system has a new logo, tagline and mission statement.
The logo features a circle, comparable to a wedding ring. According to a release, marriage is meant to be forever and representative of Christ's commitment to the church. The name "Calvert Catholic Schools" demonstrates it is one school system unified in its mission, it states.
The tagline is "One Family Committed to Christ." The release states that while some students may not be Catholic and the school system is open to everyone, officials hope their experience will draw them into the fullness of the Catholic faith or plant seeds for them to do so later in life.
Governors to meet
MARION - The regular May meeting of North Central Ohio Educational Service Center's board of governors is to be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Marion office, 333 E. Center St.
Bridges board to meet
Bridges Community Academy's board of education is to meet at 5:30 p.m. May 23 at Kahler & Kahler Law Offices, 216 S. Washington St., Tiffin. It is to be for executive session.
Program committee to meet
Tiffin City Board of Education's program committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the administration building.
Columbian office to close
Columbian High School's office is to be closed during the day June 25, 26 and 27. There are to be evening hours, 6-10 p.m., June 27.
Board to have hearing
KANSAS - During its meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Lakota Local School District's board of education is to have a public hearing to address and review a proposed Internet safety policy.
Carey board changes meeting time
CAREY - Carey Exempted Village School District's board of education has changed Monday's board meeting from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. It is to be in the board room.
Carey accepting open enrollment applications
CAREY - Carey Exempted Village School District is taking applications for open enrollment until May 31. Open enrollment allows K-12 students in districts bordering Carey to attend Carey tuition-free. Parents whose students already attend Carey through open enrollment must re-apply each year. For more information or applications, call (419) 396-7922.
Annual picnic to be Friday
FREMONT - The annual Veterans Picnic for Hope & Opportunity is to be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at Fremont Recreation Center, 600 St. Joseph St. It is for individuals and families served by Seneca County Opportunity Center, School of Hope and Sandco Industries. Volunteers always are needed. For more information, call (419) 435-8302 or (419) 986-5862.
Bands to be busy
FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools' band department is to end its 2011-12 schedule by presenting two concerts in three days. The high school band spring concert is to be 3 p.m. today in Wainwright Performing Arts Center at Fostoria High School. The junior high and intermediate elementary school bands are to perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the center. Both concerts are free, although donations are to be accepted at the door.
Vanguard Tech students honored
FREMONT - Local students honored as letter award winners at Vanguard Tech Center were Paige Cress, Christopher Harvey, Katelyn Teschner and Brianna Twigg, Bettsville High School; Timothy Billow, Courtney Buckland, Stephen Cleveland Jr., Brooke Dales, Hunter Dinan, Alex Dority, Samuel Gerber, Macy Gill, Carrissa Goebel, Victoria Reidling and Adam Wilkerson, Clyde High School; Houston Burrow, Brittany Loomis, Anhelika Lorenzen, Rebecca Lovejoy, Paige McAfee, Caitlin Szych and Karesha Washington, Fostoria High School; Dylan Alexander, Stephanie Baumunk, Derek Foos, Aaron Reasor, Matthew Rieff, Twyla Shuck and Amber Steiner, Lakota High School; Zachary Alexander, Isaiah Galvan, Kelly Joseph, Marah Overmyer and Daniel Williams, Old Fort High School; and Joshua Evans, Jared Fleming, Carrie Fowler, Courtney Fowler, Megan Murphy, Samantha Rau and Kaitlyn Smith, Columbian High School.
Mohawk students raise money
SYCAMORE Four area high school students recently joined forces with First National Bank of Sycamore to turn 10 boxes of candy bars into $500 cash to support the work of Tiffin's Patchworks House.
Audrey Flood, Sarah Runion, Liz Runion and Sarah Mulholland, juniors in Mohawk High School's "Economics for the 21st Century" class, chose as their final team-based assignment for the year to plan and carry out a philanthropic project titled "Candy for You, and Help Kids Too!"
The money raised is to go toward salaries at Patchworks House.
Service learning teams in this year's "Economics for the 21st Century" course have raised nearly $1,400 for local charities, including Patchworks House, Hospice of Tiffin and Humane Society of Seneca County.
Scholarships to be awarded
COLUMBUS Time Warner Cable Mid-Ohio is offering six scholarships to qualifying high school graduates who intend to major in a field related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Applicants must apply by June 1 at www.columbusfoundation.org by clicking the ScholarLink tab at the bottom of the homepage. For more information about the scholarships, visit www.columbusfoundation.org.
FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools had its annual staff recognition dinner and awards program, and employees were honored for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service to Fostoria City Schools.
Those recognized were Marsha Erbland, 35 years; Peg Souder, 30; Dana Brown, Cathe Bucher, Kim Fant Cousin and Jeanne Van Buskirk, 25; Connie Affholder, Judy Keasal and Susan Senn Coleman, 20; Pam Berrier, Tara Costello, John Craft, Marlene Gillig, Cynthia Hunter and Ed Stone, 15; and Julie Bulkowski, Amy Masterson, Sharon Perez, Kathy Reinhart and Dina Schreiner, 10.
FFA has field day
SYCAMORE - Mohawk High School's FFA chapter, in cooperation with Mohawk Local School District, farms an 18-acre field outside of Sycamore. The FFA chapter had its first field day at the farm April 27. The purpose of the event was to expose FFA members to career opportunities in agriculture while also making them more aware of issues in agriculture and the environment.
Mohawk teams compete
SYCAMORE - Mohawk High School's FFA chapter participated in an envirothon contest at Camp Palmer in Fulton County. The Mohawk team of Brady Kohlenberg, Candace Lease, Erika Coldiron and Jordan Long placed 47th. The Mohawk team of Emily Daniel, Kayla Draper and Matt Miller placed 29th.
Owens offers officer training
FINDLAY Students considering a career in law enforcement can pursue such an opportunity at Owens Community College as the academic institution is accepting applications for the upcoming fall basic peace officer academy training program on the Findlay-area campus. For more information or to obtain an application packet, call (567) 661-7439 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7439.
Terra offering KidsCollege
FREMONT - Terra State Community College is to offer KidsCollege 2012. This year, teenagers also can participate in two classes designed for them. Classes are July 16-19. Students are divided into classes by grade level. Fees range from $30 to $40. KidsCollege 2012 is to come to an end July 20 with a Fun Fest starring Mr. Gallagher, the Science Guy. He is to be on campus 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee for Fun Fest is $15 and includes lunch.
For a complete list of classes, visit www.terra.edu/learning or stop by Terra's Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development in Building B.
For more information, call Marsha Thiessen at (419) 559-2255.
COLUMBUS Ohio State Livestock Judging Team has competed at
Tennessee State University, Purdue University and University of Illinois. Audrey Neal of Tiffin is a member of the team.
Heidelberg students receive awards
More than 60 Heidelberg University students were honored for their academic, athletic, service and leadership achievements during the annual student awards celebration.
Derrick Arbogast of Tiffin received the Ohio Athletic Conference Clyde Lamb Award. Bessie Artino of Republic received the Paul H. Hoernemann Award. Donald Hoover of Tiffin received the Martin A. Reno Emerging Scholar in Computing. Jaclyn Reinhart of New Riegel received the Ohio Athletic Conference Clyde Lamb Award and E.I.F. Williams Memorial Prize in Education. Ronee Rice of Tiffin received the Student Employee of the Year. Sebastian Williams of Tiffin received the Helmut Fischer Prize in German and Eleanor Schlichter Grove Scholarship.
ASHLAND - Local residents who received degrees from Ashland University are Susan Stein of Attica, master's of education degree; Ashlee Boes of Upper Sandusky and an Upper Sandusky High School graduate, bachelor's of nursing degree; and Whitney Tschanen of Sycamore, bachelor's of nursing degree, cum laude.
Red Cross makes agreements with unions
TOLEDO The American Red Cross announced it had reached agreement with several more labor unions across the country, increasing the number of settlements to 20 since last July.
Since the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 75 union initiated a work stoppage March 27 in the American Red Cross Blood Services Western Lake Erie Region, the Red Cross has reached settlements with two unions in other parts of the country. These agreements include the Service Employees International Union in Dedham, Mass. and the Office and Professional Employees International Union in Oakland, Calif.
Health benefits remain the biggest obstacle to reaching a contract agreement with workers in Toledo.
Meanwhile, the Red Cross continues to do what it can to meet the blood needs of patients at hospitals through its national inventory system. The organization is grateful for the support of the local community and to those who continue to donate blood.
Fostoria hospital to offer diabetes education
FOSTORIA To help individuals manage diabetes, the Fostoria Community Hospital diabetes education department plans to offer a class 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday in the conference center on the hospital's lower level. A physician referral is required to participate in the class.
Through the class, individuals can learn more about the disease, treatments, monitoring the ABCs of diabetes and preventing severe complications. The class is to be taught by a certified diabetes educator, registered dietitian, physical therapist, pharmacist and social worker.
The course has a fee billable to insurance and pre-registration is required for attendance. Financial assistance is available through the Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation's diabetes fund.
For more information, call Shirley Conley at (419) 436-6629.