Cascaden completes basic training
Navy Seaman Recruit Kylee M. Cascaden, daughter of Sarah L. and Mark A. Cascaden of Tiffin, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Cascaden completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations." This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. Its distinctly ''Navy'' flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.
Cascaden is a 2011 graduate of Columbian High School.
Schubert enters Marine officer training
Joshua A. Schubert recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. After graduation, he accepted a commission as a second lieutenant with the U.S. Marine Corps. Schubert is a 2007 graduate of Havelock High School, Havelock, N.C., and a 2009 graduate of Cape Fear Community College with an associate's degree in the arts.
Through an initial application process to the Platoon Leader's Course, Schubert was required to pass a series of tests before being admitted into USMC Officer Candidate School. Located at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va., OCS trains, screens and evaluates potential Marine Corps officers. The majority of Marine Corps officers complete OCS to earn a commission.
Once accepted to PLC/OCS, candidates complete two six-week courses primarilly designed to screen and evaluate a candidate's ability to lead Marines by placing them in leadership positions in a stressful environment.
Schubert initially will be sent to Quantico for an additional 26 weeks to complete The Basic School.
While awaiting orders to The Basic School, Schubert resides in Wilmington, N.C., where he is employed as a flight line service chief with Air Wilmington FBO at Wilmington National Airport. He is a son of retired Marine Maj. Dean Schubert and Terri (Spitler) Schubert of New Bern, N.C, and a grandson of Alvin and Helen Schubert of Republic, and Verle and Helen Spitler of rural Tiffin.
Lakota reunion set
The Lakota Class of 1967 is to have a 45th reunion Aug. 3, 4 and 5.
A served dinner and White Elephant auction is at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Camden Falls, Tiffin.
A tour of Lakota School is 9 a.m.noon Saturday, followed by a casual get together at Shirley Clapper Below's at 1 p.m. and All Lakota Reunion at Ken Bakers's residence.
Sunday will be church service at St. Paul's Methodist Church in Risingsun, Millersville St. Mary's Church or St. Michael's in Gibsonburg. Lunch will be at Ole' Zim's Wagon Shed.
For more information, contact Don Kline or Pat Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Joseph Festival winners
Tiffin St. Joseph Festival was July 14-15. Grand prize winners were Norma Little , Tiffin, $10,000; Anna Mae Terreault, Tiffin, $1,500; Brad & Rose Hess, Tiffin, $500; Sue Allbaugh, Tiffin, $400 from Seislove Burial Vault Service Inc.
50/50 drawing winners were Chuck Engle, Tiffin, $352.50 in Saturday's drawing; and George Miller, Tiffin, $376 in Sunday's drawing.
Winners of the big three prizes for the Supper Raffle were Jim and Ellen Beckley, Maytag Performance Series Front-load Washer from Phillips Electric; Dorothy Adams, Tiffin, $1,000 gift certificate from Ewalds Furniture; and Dan and Nikki Reineke, $1,000 shopping spree from Deckers.
Other Super Raffle winners were Karen Kwiat, $500 Calvert Catholic Schools tuition credit from MJ Recruiters LLC, Maria Hemminger & Joanna Spaun; Jill Miller, Lake Erie fishing trip from Hank Elchert; Mary Eingle, $100 Kroger gift card from Laminate Technologies; Rachel Maiberger, gas grill from Quick Tab II and Diversified Graphics; Sarah Wax, Tiffany table lamp from Burns Electric; Jim Schetter, original oil painting horse from Lucille Rice; Jim Ferstler, $110 gift certificate package from parents and friends of Calvert Catholic Schools; Amy Fretz, custom birthstone family rosary from Amy Recker, Inspirations; Adelaide Barry, porcelain doll Penny from friend of Parish; Daniel Charleston, beef hind quarter from Roger and Melissa Daniel and family, with meat processing from Smith Family Foods; Margaret Ardner, porcelain doll Lauren from Tim and Ann Morlock; Annie Klepper, porcelain doll Cathay from Tim and Ann Morlock; Chris Baltzell, one-hour massage from Cheryl Perry Reinhart; Linda Brickner, 20" girls bicycle from Harold Steinmetz and Tiffin Walmart; Jim Breidenbach, 20" girls bicycle from Harold Steinmetz and Tiffin Walmart; Roger Perry, Kindle Fire and accessories, Dr. James Wilson, DDS; Dan and Nikki Reineke, Calvert Catholic School zippered fleece jacket from Beanstalk & Co.; Jim Ferstler, Indians Baselball tickets from Arnold Vending Co. Inc.; Andy Hemminger, $50 gift certificate from Bair Brothers; the Rev. Joe Szybka, haircut and four T-shirts from Champs Barber Shop; Sara Kessler, 1972 Shirley Temple Doll from friend of Parish, Rose Horn, child's wooden chair from friend of Parish; Brenda Ehrinfried, $100 gift certificate from Mohawk Nursery; Josephine Kimmet, $50 gift certificate from Angelus; LeRoy Coleman, $50 gift certificate from Angelus; Marilyn Kokosky, wooden swing lounger from Tiffin Ace Hardware; Rose Horn; $75 in lottery tickets from Viewpoint Graphics; the Rev. Joe Szybka, six cans beef and six cans pork from Wertz's Farm Market; George Miller $30 gift certificate from Bob Evans Restaurant; Connie Maksemetz, $100 Speedway gas card from Laminate Technologies; Kyle Smathers, telescope from friend of Parish; Linda Keehn, five pound hamburger gift card from Carmie's Grill & Bar; Murray Park, five pound hamburger gift card from Carmie's Grill & Bar; Justin Wagner, one-year youth membership from Tiffin YMCA; Marilyn Kokosky, refinished chair from Dan and Mary Reimer; Susan Reinhart, $50 cash from Laminate Technologies; Catherine Demith, Vera Bradley items from Threads; Chris Hixon, lighted country house from Jim and Bonnie Boroff; Sylvia Baney, Advertiser-Tribune gift basket including one-year subscription from The Advertiser-Tribune; Bob Hubbard, handmade baby quilt from Sister Rita Mae Johns; Matthew Funkhouser, golf bag from friend of the Parish; Joseph Reinhart, golf bag from friend of the Parish; Tim Distel, coffee basket with coffee maker from friend of the Parish; Sylvia Magers, handcrafted oak wall mirror from Jim Perry; Allan Funkhouser, two rounds of golf from Mohawk Golf Club; Brandon Coffman, two rounds of golf from Mohawk Golf Club; Diane Phillips, lady's bicycle from Prize Lawn; Joe Smith, men's bicycle from Prize Lawn); Jean Haren, 2012-2013 family all-sports pass and stadium seat from Calvert High School; Diane Scalf, potato chip basket from Ballreich Brothers Inc.; Mark Gibson, two Cedar Point passes from Tiffin University; Kristan Bowers, handcrafted candy-filled pinata from Yolanda Gonzalez; Lori Longo, handcrafted wooden salad bowl, Eugene Phillips; Jane Houdeshell, 42" flat screen TV, Tiffin Deluxe Services and Dundore Heating & Cooling; Angela Williams, cheer session from All In Cheer; Beth Buko-Kiesel, handcrafted oak veteran's flag case from Dan Reimer; Anne DeVine, 2012 family pool pass from Tiffin Park & Recreation; Linda Bowers, stained glass garden stone from Bud Krupp; Joel Breidenbach, Children's Art Easel & Supplies from Jean & Doug Haren; Amanda Stein, passes to Seneca County Fair from BJ Pallet; Mike Kelbley, handcrafted OSU wishing well from Robert Dougherty; Brooke Mira, carved cross wall hanging from Steve Schafer; Brittani McClaflin, $75 photo package from Maria Wahl Photography; Melissa Chester, handcrafted afghan from Susie Kelbley; Ellen Beckley, $50 GW's gift card GW's Restaurant; LeRoy Coleman, $100 gift card from Jeffrey Jewelry; Susan Scholl, $100 Woof Creek Dog Grooming certificate from Peggy Ronski; Dawn Hoepf, handcrafted quilted fleece blanket by Mary Louise Hoepf; Rick and Amy Recker, handcrafted quilted fleece blanket by Mary Louise Hoepf; Diana Scalf, ReLiv gift basket from Monsignor Edward Dunn; Tim Distel, original painting on slate peace from Dianne Schafer; Mary Falin, Shepherd's Hook from Lifetime Iron Works; Sister Rita Mae Johns, Handcrafted Angel from Luella Wright; Patti Wigton, water purification system friend of Parish; Renee Dutro, water purification system friend of Parish; Lee Szableski, water purification system friend of Parish; Beth Donaldson, home safety basket from American Fire & Safety Services Inc.; Jean Haren, home-made cream-filled cupcakes from Evelyn "Evie" Daniel; Wayne Wax, two rounds of golf from Red hawk Run Golf Course; Jane Perry, amish-made oak three section mirror from Tom and Kathy Ward; and John and Betty Ferstler, Casablanca ceiling fan from friend of the parish.
Kiddie Corral raffle winners were Elliott Stine, boy's winner; and Aurora Szablewski, girl's winner.
Library finishing program
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library concludes "Dream Big Read!" Junior Library's summer reading program, with a "Dream of Ice Cream Party" 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday in Frost Kalnow Room.
The party is for summer reading participants who completed at least eight hours of reading or one Rubber Ducky Literacy Sheet. The event is to feature games, Reader's Theater, Silly Tillie the Clown and ice cream as a reward for reading over the summer.
The event is for all ages.
Teen Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library continues its summer reading program, "We Own the Night," with another program 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday.
The event, "Wii Own the Night Gaming Challenge," is to be in Frost Kalnow Room. Participants can go anytime during the hour to play Wii, PlayStation 2 and Xbox and compete in various gaming challenges.
The program is open to students entering sixth grade through grade 12 and is free. Refreshments are to be provided.
Program to conclude
"We Own the Night," the teen summer reading program at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, concludes with its last event, "Teen SRP Finale Party," Friday.
Students entering sixth grade through grade 12 can participate 3-4:30 p.m. in Frost Kalnow Room.
Teen summer reading program prize winners are to be announced, and participants are to play bingo and other games for more prizes. Refreshments are to be provided.
Learn to make crafts
Teen Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host "Cool Off with Crafts" 4:30-6 p.m. July 31 in Frost Kalnow Room.
Teen Department staff members are to show participants how to paint flower pots, make pom pom flowers and create pop bottle flowers.
The program is for teens, entering sixth through 12th grade. Refreshments are to be provided.
For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or email email@example.com.
Start to relax
Tiffin Seneca Public Library is to host the program "Relaxation Techniques" presented by Stein Hospice. The event is to be 10:30 a.m. Aug. 11 in Frost Kalnow Room.
The program is to teach relaxation techniques and is free. Registration is necessary at the circulation desk or by calling (419) 447-3751. For more information, go to www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us or to the library's Facebook page.
Library appoints May to leadership
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has appointed Chris May to head of adult services.
May, a native of DeGraff, obtained his undergraduate degree from Wright State University and his master's of library science from Kent State University. Most recently, he was a reference specialist at Washington-Centerville Public Library and focused on interlibrary loans and reader's advisory and worked with the local diversity council.
At T-SPL, May is to lead Adult Services Department, focusing on promoting library resources print and online, promoting reader's advisory (connecting people with the books they enjoy), heading up book clubs and overseeing genealogy research, among other duties.
Library gets new die cut
SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library has received a Mohawk Warriors Ellis die cut from Girl Scout Troop 2893. A die cut machine is used to cut shapes out of paper by using a die, which is like a stencil with a sharp metal edge around the design to cut the paper into the desired shape by using pressure. The library's Ellis machine is available free to any one wishing to use it.
Library to host Discovery Time
BELLEVUE - Discovery Time at Bellevue Public Library is a learn-and-play group for children, ages 3 through 5, accompanied by a parent or other adult.
The open-house-style programs are an hour in length, include various activity stations and are scheduled for 7 p.m. Mondays, July 23 and 30, and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, July 24 and 31.
Winners to be announced
BELLEVUE - Winners of Bellevue Public Library's teen photo contest are to be announced at 2 p.m. Wednesday during a reception for participants and their families. The public may view the entries 2:30-3:30 p.m.
BASCOM - Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education is to have a special meeting/workshop Aug. 1 in the school's distance learning lab. The regular meeting has been moved to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22, also in the lab. Architects are to be available for one hour before the meeting Aug. 22 to answer questions and provide information regarding the new school construction project.
Michele Senn, a 2010 graduate of Seneca East High School, received an Ohio State University Extension Seneca County Master Gardeners scholarship. She is the daughter of Jerry and Martha Senn.
Youths to reign
Several local youths are to serve as species royalty for Seneca County Fair.
Logan Shackelford of Fostoria, the son of Rachelle Ehrman, is the canine king. Hannah Williams of Fostoria, the daughter of Tim and Stacie Williams, is the canine queen. Joey Huffman of Tiffin, the son of Jeff and Jessica Huffman, is the canine prince. Rebecca Greene of Tiffin, the daughter of Nate and Pam Greene, is the canine princess.
Bridgett Stallard, the daughter of Dennisa Parrott and Darrin Stallard, is the rabbit queen. Miranda Stallard of Tiffin, the daughter of Cathy and Darrin Stallard, is the rabbit princess. Rachel Gates is the swine queen.
Sarah Parker of McCutchenville, the daughter of John and Brenda Parker, is the poultry queen. Brooklynn Montgomery of Bellevue, the daughter of Elizabeth Montgomery, and Madison Norman of Republic, the daughter of Heth and Amanda Norman, also are representing the poultry department.
Brooke Wise of Tiffin, the daughter of Mike and Margaret Wise, and Destony Severs of Tiffin, the daughter of Steve and Heather Factor, are representing the sheep department.
TU, Owens partner
Tiffin University, in partnership with Owens Community College, is to offer a bachelor of criminal justice degree in justice administration beginning in the fall semester.
TU's bachelor of criminal justice program is to provide students with the skills necessary to analyze threats to the communication infrastructure and to assess the role of terrorism in world politics, among other skills. The program brings together working professionals from the criminal justice system.
Classes are to be at Owens' Findlay campus.
For more information, call (800) 466-9367, ext. 6131, or email JenkinsS@tiffin.edu.
TU Kids Choir starting again
Open to all Tiffin-area children in grades 2-8, TU Kids Choir is in its fourth season. The new season begins Sept. 14 and is to run until the end of the school year.
The group meets 4-5 p.m. Fridays on the second floor of Hayes Center for the Arts at Tiffin University.
To participate, visit tiffinmusic.com/kids-choir.html.
Terra to host conference
FREMONT - Students from two-year colleges across the state are to gather at Terra State Community College later this month for a conference with their peers.
The Alpha Mu Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Terra is hosting Leadership in Action Conference, "The Culture of Competition," Friday and Saturday.
OXFORD - Several local residents graduated from Miami University.
Ethan Woodland of Green Springs received a bachelor's degree in applied science. Jaclyn Miller of Green Springs received a bachelor's degree with university honors and graduated cum laude. Kristina Gaietto of Tiffin received a bachelor's degree with university honors and with distinction and graduated summa cum laude.
Joseph Scherger of Tiffin received a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and health. Alexander Gase of Tiffin received a bachelor's degree in business and graduated cum laude. Hannah Eppley of Tiffin received a bachelor's degree and graduated magna cum laude. Brittany Molnar of Upper Sandusky received a bachelor's degree with honors in history.
Miami dean's list
OXFORD - Local students on the Miami University dean's list are Nicholas Petrlich, Risingsun; Jaclyn Miller, Green Springs; Derek Walton, Kristina Gaietto, Joseph Scherger, Jessica Schank, Alexander Gase, Hannah Eppley and Hannah Haubert, Tiffin; Hannah Walter, Carey; and Brittany Molnar, Upper Sandusky.
Spring Arbor grad
SPRING ARBOR, Mich. - Renee Mehrman of Fostoria received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Spring Arbor University.
TU dean's list
Celestia Brodman, Dennis Carter, Corey Harrold and Jamie Young, Carey; Chelsea Bennett, Shelby Calmes, Ryan Courtright, Lynzi Daughenbaugh and Kaila Pollock, Upper Sandusky; Allison Busdeker, Bradner; Erica Cenkus, Meghan Gill and William Wendler, Clyde; Ethan Branham and Tyler Crapo, Attica; Shawn Davis and Brittany Twigg, Bettsville; Katie Back and Zachariah White, Bloomville; Amy Bowlin, Jill Kreais and Kaitlyn Tucker, Fostoria; Frank Martinez III, Green Springs; Olivia Frantz and Carly Reese, Kansas; Noah Fox, McCutchenville; Carol Kline and David Peck, New Riegel; Jarron Theis, Republic; Cheryl Loftis, Eric Sowers and Christina Strait, Sycamore; and Nicole Ardner, Carol Bishop, Brooklyn Boehler, Carli Bogard, Holly Brennan, Andrew Brickner, Barry Brokaw, Brent Cartwright, Courtney Chapman, David Chimahusky, Monique Clagg, Andrew Dean, Anthony Dean, Heather Denaro, Callie Dewald, Adam Dickson, Morgan Durbin, Amanda Ellis, Cory Fowler, Chris Frederick, Desirea Freshcorn, Emmanuel Grembo, Derek Griffin, Brooks Hall, Maria Hoepf, Chelsea Houtz, Brett Huss, Cara Kelley, Monica Kizer, Mekenna Klaiss, Holly Klesta, Andrew Krauss, Maureen Kurtz, Kayla Lampkins, Brett Lewis, Katelyn Lonsbury, Stephanie Markel, Kayla McClintock, Gabriel McConn, Aaron Mistic, Greg Phillips, Ana Reyes, Matthew Roidt, Christopher Sauber, Natasha Saylors, Nakisha Small, Tiffany Smith, Karlie Snyder, Merete Soeberg, Douglas Stewart, Todd Tobolt, Jenna Trillet, Di Wang, Alexander Weaver, Elizabeth Wetzel, Rachel Wickham, Spencer Williams and Kershauna Young, Tiffin.
Soni gets accredicated
Renu Soni has met all criteria for the Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national health care accreditation organization. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrates continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing and pass an on-site survey.
Soni and her staff have earned COLA Accreditation as a long term commitment to provide quality services to their patients.
COLA is a nonprofit,physician-directed organization promoting quality and excellence in medicine and patient care through programs of voluntary education, achievement and accreditation. COLA is approved by the federal government and sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians-American Society if Internal Medicine.