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Sunday announcements

July 8, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Bridge Hospice to offer writing workshop

Bridge Bereavement Services is offering a Writing Through Grief workshop for those grieving the death of a loved one. The workshop is 6-7 p.m. July 16 and July 23 at Van Buren State Park, 12259 TR 218, Van Buren.

Through the event, participants are to use various writing techniques to investigate, express and process grief. No previous writing experience is needed and journals will be provided.

Pre-registration is required. For more information, call Bridge Bereavement Service at (419) 423-5351 or e-mail

Old Fort Class of 1962

The Old Fort Class of 1962 celebrated its 50th anniversary June 8 and 9. Twelve of the 30 classmates renewed friendships Friday evening at the Ex-High Building at Fort Seneca Park while '50s and '60s music played.

A committee of Juanita (Speller) Magers, contacted classmates and made food arrangements; Bonnie (Staley) Blymyer was in charge of decorations; and Miriam (Berlekamp) Fankhauser prepared classmate information and planned the


Blymyer designed an autograph card featuring a Stockader, the class motto "Not Finished, Just Begun" and a poem for each to sign. Fankhauser compiled booklets listing information on all classmates. Sally (McCoy) Gabel made picture boards highlighted with senior pictures and one for the following deceased members: Ralph Gillmor, Thomas Beckley, Jeffry Walters, Naomi (Schiffer) Atkinson and Joel Garza. There was a moment of silence in their memory.

There was special mention of Ken Sevitts of Palm Harbor, Fla., who had been planning this occasion but was unable to attend.

Saturday night, an alumni banquet at Old Fort School was scheduled where the class was one of the honored classes. Fankhauser spoke about the 12 years shared at Old Fort. Magers gave an amusing account of an assembly they had attended. A social hour followed at the Old Fort Grange Hall.

Another reunion is being planned for next year.

Attending from Tiffin were: Bonnie (Staley) Blymyer and Norman, Larry Byrne, Brenda (Zeis) Evans and Mel, Sally (McCoy) and Thomas Gabel, D. Richard Lykens and Theresa, Juanita (Speller) Magers and Mike. Others attending were: Phyllis (Lynch) Boyd from Findlay; Miriam (Berlekamp) Fankhauser, Green Springs; Larry Miller and Marlene, Barbara (Gegorski) Swedersky and Tom, Fremont; John "Jack" Magers and Debbie, Colo.; and former classmate Janet (Berkley) Ritter, Tenn.


Class of 1968

An informal Class of Attica 1968 reunion will be Friday through Saturday.

The group is to meet noon Friday at The Corner Restaurant, SR 19 and 224, Bloomville.

Saturday, the group will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Shell Shuckers, Tiffin, for dinner, drinks and conversation.

Anyone with questions can call Denise Graham Zahn at (727) 204-4493 or send an e-mail to with AHS Reunion in the subject line. Other classes are welcome.

Alumni give for pay-to-participate

During a recent luncheon, the Columbian Class of 1961 agreed to donate $400 from their treasury to the pay-to-participate at Columbian High School.

Youths visit nation's capital

Amy Martin of Attica and David Beleny of Tiffin were among 35 high school winners from throughout Ohio and West Virginia who visited Washington, D.C., and other points of interest as part of Ohio Rural Electric Cooperative Inc.'s Youth Tour to the nation's capital.

Martin is the daughter of Rocky and Peggy Martin, and Beleny is the son of David and Karen Beleny.

Competitors honored

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Local residents were honored at SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

Seth Bouillon of New Riegel and a representative of Sentinel Career and Technology Center was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in plumbing. Michael Peacock of Tiffin and a representative of Vanguard Technology Center was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in T-shirt design.

Library to explain digital books

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library offers more than 20,000 digital books and downloadable audiobooks through the CLEVNET eMedia website. To learn about these resources, people can attend a demonstration-style program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Yarn club to meet

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library Yarn Club is to meet at 2 p.m. Saturday. All experience and age levels can attend.

Spend time with dogs

BELLEVUE - Volunteers Carol Del Corso and Joan Knight are to be at Bellevue Public Library with their certified therapy dogs Tuesdays in July, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Children in grades 1-6 can sign up for 15-minute sessions with the dogs. Call (419) 483-0422 to register.

'Berg business school dean attends seminar

Haseeb Ahmed, dean of Heidelberg University's school of business, attended Participant-Centered Learning Seminar at Harvard Business School. He also completed the inaugural Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Leadership Institute, titled "Setting the Table for Success."

Heidelberg marketing prof presents at conference

Mary Lou Kohne, assistant professor of marketing at Heidelberg University, conducted a session titled "Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility into the Curriculum under the Teaching Excellence Track" at the 2012 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs conference. She discussed classroom strategies and techniques for building awareness and knowledge about how companies demonstrate and communicate their social responsibilities to their various stakeholders.

Practicum project turns into poster presentation

Kristen Williams, assistant professor of education at Heidelberg University, and one of her graduate students, Tom Hoffman, presented a poster based on a practicum research project at Annual Forum for the Association for Institutional Research. The title of the project was "Investigating the Effectiveness of Delivery Method on Student Achievement within a Community College Multimedia Program."

Krieger presents lecture

Ken Krieger, director of National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University, presented a lecture about "Water Quality in Lake Erie" at the annual conference of Ohio Water Environment Association. Major water quality issues he discussed included bacteria contamination of beaches, dangers of eating contaminated fish, nutrient loading, harmful fungal algal blooms, oxygen depletion and degraded biological communities.

Professor gets published

A book chapter co-authored by Heidelberg University political science professor Marc O'Reilly and Richard Vengroff of Kennesaw State University about "Canadian Public Opinion vis-a-vis the Iraq and Afghanistan War" appears in the just-published "Public Opinion & International Intervention: Lessons from the Iraq War." The publisher is Potomac Books (2012).

'Berg marketing team adds staff member

Rachel Smith has joined the office of marketing and creative services at Heidelberg University as the assistant director of content marketing. Growing up in Bellevue, Smith graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in professional writing.

Building named in honor of past president

FREMONT The board of trustees at Terra State Community College has honored its outgoing president by dedicating a building in her name. By a unanimous vote, the board passed a proclamation putting Marsha Bordner's name on the most recently renovated building on campus. It is to become Marsha S. Bordner Arts and Health Technologies Center.

Terra employee granted emeritus status

FREMONT - A retired administrator has received the designation of dean emerita from Terra State Community College Board of Trustees. Nancy Sattler, who retired as the dean of the liberal arts and public services division, was granted dean emerita status by the board during its regular June meeting.

Muskingum grads

NEW CONCORD - Local graduates from Muskingum University are Abby Miller, Bloomville, bachelor's degree in middle childhood education, cum laude; and Joel Ardner, Tiffin, bachelor's degree in biology, magna cum laude.

Boston College grad

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Mark Dornauer of Tiffin graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's degree in history and theology.

Wake Forest dean's list

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. - Rowland Carlson of Upper Sandusky is on the dean's list at Wake Forest University.

Davis grad

TOLEDO - Kerry Jo Sherwood of Toledo received an associate's degree in medical practice insurance and coding from Davis College. She is a Columbian High School graduate and the daughter of Marian Sherwood of Tiffin.

Local airman graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Dylan R. Peacock graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Peacock is the son of Dawn and Timmy Peacock of Tiffin. He is 2011 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School.

Local Allstate agent recognized

COLUMUBUS Allstate exclusive agency owner Bill Daniel has been designated an Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2012.

Bestowed upon less than one-third of Allstate's agency force, this designation is presented to agents who demonstrate a commitment to putting the customer at the center of their agencies' work.

Daniel, whose agency is located at 72 E. Market St., Tiffin, can be reached at (419) 443-8301.



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