Blair J. Gosche
Army National Guard Spec. Blair J. Gosche has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.
Gosche is the daughter of Connie Gosche of New Washington Road, Bloomville.
She is a 2002 graduate of Mohawk High School, Sycamore.
Area residents win OSU prizes
Pantry Plus drew the four raffle winners of Ohio State game tickets and OSU goodie baskets Wednesday evening at Tiffin Mall Bingo Hall. The winners are: Barb Schaade, Tiffin, Miami of Ohio game tickets and basket; Barb Purivance, Fostoria, Central Florida game tickets and basket; David Huffman, Tiffin, California game tickets and basket; Jim Deats, Tiffin, University of Alabama, Birmingham game tickets and basket.
After expenses, proceeds go to help feed the hungry families in the Tiffin, Fostoria and Seneca County communities. Pantry Plus of Seneca County is located at 115 S. Main St., Fostoria.
TOLEDO - Kimberly Lonsbury, of Tiffin, graduated from The University of Toledo with a bachelor of science in speech language pathology at the school's spring 2012 commencement ceremonies.
'Green' car show set for Tuesday
FINDLAY - The University of Findlay's Findlay Green Campus Initiative plans to host a car show 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday in the parking lot between Shafer Library and the Alumni Memorial Union. Findlay car dealers are to exhibit their most fuel-efficient cars. Community members are welcome to attend.
Owens to host fundraising 5K
FINDLAY - The Owens Community College Findlay-area campus on Bright Road is to host the second annual Express Fall 5K Run and Walk Sept. 15. Proceeds are to benefit the college's cross country club team. Registration and packet pick-up begins at 7:30 a.m., and the event is to start at 8:30 a.m. Early registration is $15 and includes a T-shirt; same-day registration is $20. For more information or to register, call (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 3629.
Terra to offer fitness classes, seminars
FREMONT - The Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra State Community College offers a variety of non-credit classes and seminars for individuals and businesses. The following is a list of fitness classes this fall. Try Sun Salutations and Body Works free Sept. 10 and 12 during their regularly scheduled times.
Sun Salutations Practicing this 12-posture routine daily can benefit your body, mind and spirit. Instructor: Stacie Marquart. 7-7:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for 14 sessions beginning Sept. 17. Cost: $42 or $4 per session.
Body Works Tone, strengthen and add flexibility to your muscles with resistance-type exercises. Instructor: Debbie Gallagher. 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. or 4:45-5:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for 14 sessions beginning Sept. 17. Cost: $42 or $4 per session.
Get Your Groove On This heart-pumping class is fun for the dance diva in everyone. Instructor: Stacie Marquart. 6-7 p.m. Mondays for seven sessions beginning Sept. 17. Cost: $42 or $7 per session.
Kickboxing This uses a combination of martial arts techniques and circuit training. Instructor: Angie Schroeder. 5-5:45 p.m. Tuesdays for seven sessions beginning Sept. 18. Cost: $45 or $7 per session.
R.I.P.P.E.D. This low-impact class is all about toning and strengthening your entire body. Instructor: Angie Schroeder. 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays for seven sessions beginning Sept. 18. Cost: $45 or $7 per session.
Revamped 212 This class is a cardiovascular workout and strength training. Instructor: Angie Schroeder. 5-5:50 p.m. Wednesdays for six sessions beginning Sept. 19. Cost: $40 or $7 per session.
Zumba The routines feature interval training sessions where rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Instructor: Angie Schroeder. 6-6:50 p.m. Wednesdays for six sessions beginning Sept. 19. Cost: $40 or $7 per session.
Butts and Guts Tighten and tone those hard-to-tone spots. Instructor: Niki Brough. 5-5:45 p.m. Thursdays for seven sessions beginning Sept. 20. Cost: $35 or $6 per session.
Step It Up! Step aerobics provides endurance training, balance and flexibility in a cardio workout. Instructor: Angie Schroeder. 5-6 p.m. Thursdays for seven sessions beginning Sept. 20. Cost: $50 or $8 per session.
To register or for more information, call Marsha at (419)559-2255.
Terra plastics program makes industry magazine
FREMONT - The color matching program at Terra State Community College was featured this month on page one of the national publication Plastics News, a weekly newspaper based in Akron. The magazine carried a piece on the one-of-a-kind plastics program in its Aug. 6 issue. To view the entire article in Plastics News, visit www.plasticsnews.com/headlines2.html?id=26185.
Preschool Story Time Thursdays in September
Children 3-6 years old are invited to Preschool Story Time at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. There is to be one session a week on Thursdays in September. Parents can choose sessions at 1 p.m or 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27 in the Frost Kalnow Community Room. Stories, poems, songs, finger plays, puppets and much more are to entertain and teach preschoolers during this free 30-minute activity. No registration is required, and parents' attendance is optional.
Teen Tutoring and Tech Time to begin Monday
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's Teen Department is to host "Teen Tutoring and Tech Time" every Monday, starting Aug. 27, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Kernan Computer Lab, for students in grades six to 12. Teens can get homework help with Kandi O'Donnell, teen programming specialist at the library, and use the library's computers. For more information, log onto the library's Facebook page, visit www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us, or call (419) 447-3751.
Teens can learn to knit at T-SPL
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library plans to host a series of back-to-school knitting sessions for teens. Presented by T-SPL's knitting class teachers, the sessions are set for 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30 in the Junior Home Room. The event is open to teens in grades six through 12. Practice yarn and needles are to be provided for the first class, and teachers are to distribute a list of supplies needed for several beginner projects. Students would chose a project and be responsible for buying the materials necessary for the second class. The program is free and registration is required at the Check Out Desk or by phone at (419) 447-3751. Find the library on Facebook, Twitter or log onto www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us for more information.
Back-to-school homeschooler event Sept. 5 in Bellevue
BELLEVUE -The Bellevue Public Library is to host a back-to-school event for homeschool families Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 10:30 a.m. Registration is requested, but not mandatory. To register or request more information, call Youth Services at (419) 483-4769.
Free/reduced price meal policy
New Riegel Local Schools recently announced its 2012-2013 school year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students who qualify. Federal income eligibility guidelines will be used to determine eligibility, and application forms are being distributed to homes of parents or guardians. Families with children eligible for school meals may be eligible for free health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio's Healthy Start and Healthy Families programs. Call (800) 324-8680 for more information or to request an application.
Help develop the school travel plan
Ohio requires communities to develop a school travel plan, and parent surveys are requested to help form that plan. Visit www.ncorcog.org or www.ncoesc.org and click on the survey link to participate. Surveys also may go home with students, and should be completed and returned as soon as possible. All responses are confidential. For more information or with questions, contact John Davoli at (419) 447-2927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.