Fremont Area Women's Connection is to host a "School's Out For Summer" luncheon 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 10 at Fremont Country Club, 2340 E. State St., Fremont. The cost is $12, and a complimentary nursery is available by reservation.
Gwen Addy, of Lakeside, is to present "Memorable Teaching Memories."
The speaker is Barbara Falls, of Sylvania, who is to share "How crisis provided answers to life's most important question."
For reservations, call Donna at (419) 680-2251 or email Betty at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday.
Registration open for golf outing
The Mercy Tiffin Foundation 2012 Walter A. Daniel, M.D., Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Aug. 20 at Mohawk Golf and Country Club. A "Gilligan's Island" theme highlights the event. Clouse Construction is supporting the outing as a platinum sponsor. Additional sponsors are being sought. The event's organizers also are seeking hole sponsors and donors in support of the foundation.
The golf tournament is a handicap scramble with a tee time scheduled for 9 a.m. The registration fee is $150 per person, of which $62.92 (or $82.92 for Mohawk club members) is tax deductible. The entry fee includes greens fee, cart, continental breakfast and a unique participant gift. Following the tournament, a dinner, catered by Moreno's, will be served. The registration deadline for the golf outing is Aug. 6 or until all 36 spots have been filled.
"We are looking forward to another successful golf outing in this, our 21st year of the event," Bernie Steinmetz, manager of development & donor relations for the foundation, said. "This event provides a wonderful opportunity to golf on Mohawk's beautiful course while also supporting the Mercy Tiffin Foundation."
This event, known as the Mercy Tiffin Health Foundation Golf Outing in its inaugural year, has generated funds for the foundation over the past 20 years. The name of the outing was changed in 1997 to honor the memory of Dr. Daniel, who was instrumental in starting the foundation in December 1985.
For more information about registration or sponsorship opportunities, contact Bernie Steinmetz in the Mercy Tiffin Foundation office at (419) 455-7049.
TEA Party rally planned
An Independence Day TEA Party rally is 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Birchard Park bandstand, Fremont.
Andrew Dean is to provide music and U.S. Rep Jim Jordan and State Rep. Rex Damschroder are to speak.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item and a lawn chair.
This rally is sponsored by American Patriots Against Government Excess. For information, call (419) 332-3259 or visit www.americanspage.com.
The family of Bert and Estella Miller met June 16 at Garlo Nature Park, south of Bloomville, for a reunion. Four generations were represented with 47 attending. Mary Larke of Toledo and Lois (Dwight) Stuckey of Columbus are the only two of the nine children of Bert and Estella Miller surviving.
The highlight of the day was hearing the history and venturing inside the reassembled log house at the park. The Bart Miller family lived in the house for 13 years and three of their grandchildren were born there.
Josiah Hedges built the abode in 1850 as a "spec house" on the corner of West Market and Oil Streets in Tiffin, then a wilderness with no bridges across the river. He sold it for $150. A second log house is in the process of being reassembled nearby. For information on volunteering to help with the process, contact County Parks and Recreation at (419) 447-8091.
Library to close Wednesday
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to be closed Wednesday in observance of Independence Day. The library is to reopen Thursday with regular hours.
Beeghly Library at Heidelberg University is closed due to the installation of new carpeting. The installation is expected to last up to six weeks. For more information, call (419) 448-2104.
'Let's Move!' continues
Junior Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host another series of "Let's Move!" 2-3 p.m. July 13 and 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 17 in Frost Kalnow Room. The program is for children aged birth through kindergarten. Participants are to play and listen to music, do finger plays and listen to stories. Parents are asked to stay for the program.
For more information, stop by Junior Library, call (419) 447-3751 or email
'Babies & Books' being offered
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to have "Babies & Books" in July. There are to be two 30-minute classes, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. July 10, in Junior Home Room. The program features 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 to register, starting Tuesday, for the free program.
Library to have pie contest
SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library is having a pie baking contest. All pies must be in an aluminum pan with the baker's name on the bottom and must be delivered to the firehouse 3:30-4:30 p.m. July 13. Entrants must have at least one homemade pie crust. Judging criteria for the contest are crust, filling, appearance and taste. Cream pies are not accepted. The entry divisions are grandmothers, women and others. All pies are to be auctioned at 6:30 p.m., and all donations received from the contest and the dinner are to go to the library for adult and children's programming and children's materials.
Board changes meeting
OLD FORT - Old Fort Board of Education changed its July meeting from July 9 to 6 p.m. Monday.
Bridges sets board meetings
During the 2013 fiscal year, Bridges Community Academy board meetings are to be at 6:15 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at 190 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. The dates are Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, May 8 and June 12.
Speaker visits Mohawk
SYCAMORE - Mohawk High School's FFA chapter invited Judson Laipply, inspirational speaker, to speak to Mohawk students in May. Laipply is the creator of Evolution of Dance and Evolution of Dance 2 and is a YouTube sensation. He capped off his message with his signature dance for the junior high and high school.
Owens to close for holiday
FINDLAY Owens Community College Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo are to be closed Wednesday for the Independence Day holiday. There are to be no classes, and college offices are to be closed.
Administrative offices are to open again and classes are to resume Thursday.
Computer classes being offered
FINDLAY Area residents interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills with computers and the Internet can participate in free continuing education computer classes. Owens Community College and Connect Ohio are to have training opportunities in July.
Owens and Connect Ohio are expanding the free offerings by unveiling a new educational site location in Findlay. Beginning July 10, individuals are to be able to attend free computer classes at Hancock County JOBsolutions, 7746 CR 140, in Findlay. The college and Connect Ohio also offer classes at Owens Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo, Owens Learning Center at Arrowhead Park in Maumee, the Owens Findlay-area campus in Findlay and JobSolutions of Wood County in Bowling Green.
The upcoming six-hour computer classes are to take place 9 a.m.-noon July 10 and 12 at Hancock County JOBsolutions in Findlay. Classes also are to occur 1-4 p.m. July 17 and 24 at Owens Learning Center at The Source and 1-4 p.m. July 18-19 at Arrowhead Park Learning Center. The final computer class session is to be 1-4 p.m. July 20 and 27 at JobSolutions of Wood County in Bowling Green.
Advance registration is required for all classes. For more information or to register for the free classes, call (567) 661-7357 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7357.
TU to have day at Cedar Point
Tiffin University is to host its 15th annual Tiffin University Day at Cedar Point July 20. Tickets can be purchased at TU's alumni and development office in Friedley Hall. Tickets are to be available 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday through July 19.
For more information, call (419) 448-3282.
UF students honored
FINDLAY - Several local students participated in University of Findlay's Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity.
Derek Wurm, a 2007 graduate of Seneca East High School, is the son of Janette and Anthony Wurm of Attica. He presented "Genistein's Effect on Melanoma Cell Line A375 in Vitro."
Elizabeth Conley, a 2005 graduate of New Riegel High School, is the daughter of Brenda and David Conley of New Riegel. She presented "Safe Patient Handling and Movement Equipment Use Amongst Ohio Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants."
Jessica F. Lynch, a 2009 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, is the daughter of Ruth and Lawrence Lynch of Bascom. She was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Alexandria Bishop, a 2009 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon, is the daughter of Michelle and Randy Bishop of Fostoria. She presented "The Mathematics of Rating Preferences: A Study of Town Rating Analytics."
Shannon Brickner, a 2005 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon, is the daughter of Rick and Cindy Brickner of Fostoria. She presented "Validity of the Nintendo Wii in High School Athletes with and without Chronic Ankle Instability."
Trina Hosang, a 2006 graduate of Seneca East, is the daughter of Eileen and John Hosang of Attica. She presented "Relationships Among Core Stability, Dynamic Balance and Functional Movement Screen for Collegiate Baseball and Softball Players."
Michelle Kinn, a 2008 graduate of New Riegel High School, is the daughter of Nan Kimmet of New Riegel and Denny Kinn of Alvada. She was named as a graduating senior with a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.
Jessica M. Lynch, a 2007 graduate of Bettsville High School, is the daughter of Andrea and Jeff Lynch of Tiffin. She presented "Health Literacy: Evaluating the Patient's Ability to Read, Interpret and Apply Basic Pharmacy Label Instructions."
Mariah Hohman, a 2009 graduate of New Riegel High School, is the daughter of Valerie and John Hohman of Tiffin. She presented "Introducing a New 'R-Word' - Respect" and was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Lauren Mathias, a 2009 graduate of New Riegel High School, is the daughter of Sandra and Jim Mathias of Alvada. She was named as a Dana Scholar.
Ryan Wood, a 2010 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon, is the son of Roger and Charlene Wood of Tiffin. Wood performed in the UF Jazz Ensemble.
University of Wyoming grad
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Selina Rumschlag of Tiffin received a bachelor's degree from University of Wyoming.
Terra dean attends standards meeting
FREMONT - Nancy Sattler, who is retiring from Terra State Community College, is among a group of educators selected to represent Ohio in meetings focused on implementing national educational standards and creating common assessments.
Sattler was selected to attend national meetings in Chicago hosted by Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.
TOLEDO - Several local residents graduated from University of Toledo.
Justin Angles of Fostoria received a doctor of pharmacy degree in pharmacy. Collin Beeson of New Washington received a bachelor of science in pharmaceutical sciences degree in doctor of pharmacy. Kendra Elchert of Tiffin received an occupational therapy doctorate degree in occupational therapy. Nicole Fuhrhop of Tiffin received a master of social work degree in social work.
James Heilman of Tiffin received bachelor's degrees in mathematics and adolescent and young adult education. Joseph Heyman, of Attica received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. Eric Hohman of Tiffin received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. Diana Howey of Clyde received a master's degree in educational technology.
Jerrod Miller of Upper Sandusky received a bachelor's degree in construction engineering technology. Kim Miller of Tiffin received a master's degree in family nurse practitioner. Kevin Powell of Clyde received an associate's degree in business management technology.
Charles Rhodes III of Tiffin received a master's degree in clinical radiation oncology. Elizabeth Tornow of Fostoria received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, preK-3. Rachael Wise of Tiffin received a master's degree in higher education. Noel Zimmerman of Fostoria received a master's degree in family nurse practitioner.
TOLEDO - Local students on the president's list at University of Toledo are Emily Coakley, Upper Sandusky; Ellen Bell, Hillary Gyuras, James Heilman, Eric Hohman and Brent Welly, Tiffin; Emily Hemminger, New Riegel; Celina Mason, Fostoria; Rachael Nye, New Washington; and Nicholas Steyer, Alvada.
Local students on the dean's list are Joseph Heyman, Attica; Jessica Luhring and Morgan McConnell, Bloomville; Collin Beeson, Rachel Beeson and Luke Nye, New Washington; Morgan Draper, Danielle Jacoby, Alton Phillips, Jonathan Phillips and Robert Puckett, Carey; Brittany Cantrell and Alexa Foreman, Clyde; Amber Metzger, New Riegel; Amanda Jenot, Aaron McDonald and Daniel Steyer, Alvada; Chris Etzinger, Cody Holman, Joshua Hoover, Anthony Peiffer, Matthew Roth and Elizabeth Tornow, Fostoria; Kerry Tschanen, Sycamore; Arianna Brooks, Eric Daniel, Madison Herman, Natallie Jones, Spencer Kirby, Brook Kracher, Tyler Parkins, Mandy Saalman, Kayla Tyree and Johnathon Vogel, Tiffin; Wendy Weaver, Bradner; Matthew Brodman, Republic; and Gabryelle Johnson, Kaylina Schneider and Michelle Webster, Upper Sandusky.
Marion Tech dean's list
MARION - Local students on the Marion Technical College dean's list are James St Julian and Alec Wagner, Alvada; Sharon Brown, Brandon Gregg, Mark Schock, Elizabeth Stahl and Eric Stockmaster, Bloomville; Michael Schultz, Bradner; Justin Collet, Sheila Hagley, Joseph Hunter, Lucas Kline, Jacob Ludwig, Randall May, Jennifer Noon, Aaron Taylor and Denis Troiano, Carey; Tadd Williams, Chatfield; Micheal Cook, Toby Holman, Brandon Nye, Jason Pool, Rebecka Walter and Matthew Wellman, Fort Seneca; Antonio Eufracio, Cody Feathers, Blake McCombs and Robert Rathjen, Fostoria; Tracey Lonsway, McCutchenville; Michael Nartker, New Riegel; Chad Burger, New Washington; Jason Voorhees, Republic; Matthew Bach, Kelsey Lohr, Jaymi McKee and Melissa Ritter, Sycamore; Samantha Daniel, Benjamin Frankart, Kenneth Lawrence, Anthony Ott and Troy Stockmaster, Tiffin; and Eric Barlow, Kyle Barth, Samantha Barth, Leslie Beaschler, Jesica Bloomfield, Macy Britton, Danielle Brodman, Heather Brodman, Alexandra Cheney, Jayson Clinger, Kelsey Collins, Sydney Courtad, Nicholas Cunningham, Adam Duress, Reggan Fetter, Brittany Fletcher, Brenda Frey, Cory Frey, Brittany Gottfried, Nicole Harrod, Garrett Huston, Shelby King, Alicia Lehman, Marissa Linhart, Evan Logsdon, Catherine Lok, Sierra Miller, Michael Nye, Jami Powell, Cayla Richey, Devin Riedlinger, Chet Rittenhour, Alinda Rosvanis, Cassandra Schindler, Caitlin Sprang, Adam Thiel, Bonnie Thiel, Cheryl Thiel and Nathan Walton, Upper
ADA -Kyle Gilbert, the son of Steven and Nancy Gilbert of Tiffin, graduated with distinction and received a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology from Ohio Northern University. He is a graduate of Columbian High School.
Fort Hays grad
HAYS, Kan. - Jamie Depinet of New Riegel received a master's degree in health and human performance from Fort Hays State University.
Tiffin Charitable Foundation gives to community
The Tiffin Charitable Foundation's board of trustees recently approved 8 community-based grants totaling more than $49,000 to local, non-profit organizations.
Recipients of grants awarded from the White Family Charitable Fund include:
* Tiffin Fire & Rescue, thermal imaging equipment update.
* Tiffin City Schools, iPads for special education.
* Tiffin Community YMCA, Teen Mothers of Preschoolers.
* Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., Tiffin Police & Fire All Patriots Memorial.
* Tiffin Soccer Club, goals and nets.
* Bettsville Local Schools, science technology upgrade.
A grant was awarded from the George W. Deinzer Fund to Tiffin Tomorrow for Jazzin' Tiffin.
A $25,000 grant also was awarded from the Clive E. Lupton Fund to the city of Tiffin Park & Recreation Department for a development project at Hedges-Boyer Park.
Tiffin Charitable Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and is designed to assist individuals, families, businesses, and organizations pursue their charitable interests conveniently, effectively, and with the maximum tax benefit.
For more information, visit www.tiffinfoundation.org or contact the office at (419) 448-1791.
GFCF grants go to four groups
FOSTORIA The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Inc. has announced grant awards to area organizations:
City of Fostoria a $4,700 grant from the Miller Donor Directed Pooled Fund and $4,700 grant from the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Fund.
Also, the foundation awarded $25,000 to the Geary Family YMCA from the Greater Fostoria Area Community Involvement Fund.
These grants awards bring the total distribution of grant awards to more than $1 million since the foundation's inception in 1998. The foundation has benefitted nearly 50 nonprofit agencies and organizations in Fostoria and the surrounding area.
To bring the city swimming pool into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, the city of Fostoria is to use the $9,400 grant to purchase a lift to aid persons with disabilities in and out of the pool and a set of steps. Also, the grant is to replace umbrellas on the lifeguard chairs and concession stand tables.
The Ritz Theatre is to use the $2,500 grant to provide funding for continuing education opportunities for Ritz Teen Thespian Guild participants. The guild is open to all students in grades 9-12 who are interested in acting and creative expression beyond the musical theater experience. For more information, contact Dianne Pytel at (419) 448-8544, ext. 28.
F.A.C.T. is to use the $1,000 grant it received from the foundation to provide financial assistance to patients in Fostoria for out-of-pocket, cancer-related expenses not covered by insurance or another source. For more information on F.A.C.T, call (419) 937-2540.
The Geary Family YMCA recently signed a lease with the city of Fostoria to operate Meadowlark Park. The foundation gave the YMCA the $25,000 for maintenance and operation costs at the park this year.
The grant application deadline for consideration in the foundation's fall round of grant distribution is Aug. 31. Notification of fall awards is to take place in December, with award distribution in January. Applications are available at www.fostoriafoundation.com/GrantApplication.pdf.
Tips for a safe Fourth of July
FINDLAY - "The American Red Cross wants everyone to have a happy - and safe - Fourth of July holiday, and taking a few simple steps to stay safe can help ensure that this will be an enjoyable holiday for all," said Todd James, executive director, American Red Cross of Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot counties.
If swimming is part of someone's holiday plans, they should check the weather and water conditions beforehand and throughout the day, swim only at a lifeguard-protected beach within the designated swimming area and obey all safety rules. Avoid alcohol before and during any water activities and make sure to never swim alone.
Other tips to keep in mind:
Actively supervise children at all times even if a lifeguard is present. Stay within arm's reach of young children when they are in the water.
Have weak swimmers wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket. Don't rely on water wings or inflatable toys.
Always enter shallow water feet first. Dive only in areas marked safe for
Everyone should limit the amount of direct sunlight they receive between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 15 throughout the day. Drink plenty of water and avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine in them. Wear sunglasses that will absorb UV sunlight to protect one's eyes. And remember to protect one's feet by wearing some kind of beach shoes.
Nothing says "Fourth of July" like fireworks. To help stay safe while enjoying them, follow these safety steps:
Never give fireworks to small children and always follow the instructions on the packaging.
Keep a supply of water close by as a precaution.
Make sure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection.
Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight "a dud."
Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.
Never throw or point fireworks toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.
Stay at least 500 feet away from professional fireworks displays.
Leave any area immediately where untrained amateurs are using fireworks.
Harrison-Price Insurance Agency earns designation
COLUMBUS Harrison-Price Insurance Agency of Melmore has earned the senior partner designation from Grange Insurance for the 24th year, placing the agency in an elite group.
The honor places special status upon independent agencies that sell Grange products. Harrison-Price has been a Grange agency since being established in 1982 by Mary Lou Harrison. Other agents in the agency are Sandy Mesnard, an agent since 1986; Kathy Parrish (Harrison's daughter), an agent since 1995; and Heather Grover, an agent since 2007.
Harrison-Price serves customers in and around the Melmore/Tiffin area and the surrounding counties.
Grange only sells its products through independent insurance agents because they can offer coverage from a variety of companies to find the best fit for each individual, family or business and support the community. The agency supports 4H, Junior Fair, adult baseball and little league football and softball programs.
Clouse named one of top builders in US
According to Metal Construction News Magazine, Clouse Construction Corp., a design build general contractor in New Riegel, has been ranked No. 4 in the State of Ohio and No. 34 in the U.S. for being a top pre-engineered metal builder for 2011.
Clouse Construction is a local design build general contractor with projects including Tiffin University Recreation Center, North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, Seneca Mediate, Mercy Hospital Tiffin and are soon to begin Willmar International in North Baltimore.
Croghan Colonial appoints Tiffin woman to chair
FREMONT - Croghan Colonial Bank has appointed Claire F. Johansen chairwoman of the trust committee of the board of directors. This action took place at the bank's annual organization meeting
Johansen is owner of Lane of Dreams Farm LLC, an equestrian training center in Tiffin, and formerly president of Ohio Outdoor Advertising Corp., a billboard advertising company in Fremont, which has been acquired by Lamar Advertising.
Johansen and her husband, Michael Pfefferle, reside in Tiffin and have three adult children.