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September 3, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

H-L hall of famers named

The 2012 Hopewell-Loudon Hall of Fame inductees are Duane and Roma King, and Robert Walter.

After graduating from Heidelberg College, Roma began teaching second grade at Hopewell-Loudon Elementary School in 1962 until 1965. She obtained a master's degree from Bowling Green State University and returned to Hopewell-Loudon in 1980 to teach fifth grade, which she did until her retirement in 2001. During her tenure as an elementary teacher, she also served as a senior class adviser and directed the senior class play for many years.

Roma and Duane raised five daughters who kept them busy volunteering for activities, including athletic and music boosters. Roma provided piano accompaniment for school choirs for programs and contests, and has accompanied school musicals. Since her retirement, Roma continues to substitute and volunteer in the elementary classrooms, and has helped on various levy campaigns.

Duane is a 1955 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon School. While in school, he was a cornet player in the band, and has continued his support of the music department, as well as the FFA and athletic department. In 1986, he constructed and installed the goal posts at Chieftain Stadium. Duane provided equipment and labor for many projects and activities including the equipment used to develop the football field.

Along with their daughters, Duane and Roma also had two grandchildren graduate from Hopewell-Loudon, and have one granddaughter who is a freshman at Hopewell-Loudon. They live in the district.

After serving in the U.S. Army in World War II, and having fought in the Battle of the Bulge, Walter settled in the Hopewell-Loudon school district in 1953. He and his wife raised two children, both of whom graduated from Hopewell-Loudon School. Walter served as president of the PTA for three terms and organized the Halloween Carnival, which raised funds to support many school projects, including new curtains for the stage in the auditorium.

In winter of 1968-1969, he and a friend organized the first Athletic Boosters Club at Hopewell-Loudon, in which he served as the president. His first order of business was the completion of the track. During his tenure on the athletic booster board, Walter expressed to the board of education his desire to implement the first football program at Hopewell-Loudon. Walter formed a finance committee, which in turn orchestrated the drive to raise more than $11,000 for uniforms, exceeding the goal of $4,700.

In 1973, at the ceremony dedicating the new football field, Walter was recognized with an award from the Hopewell-Loudon Athletic Department for his efforts in contributing to the establishment of the football program and the football field.

He resides in the district.

King elected for convention

Jamie Marie King, of Tiffin, has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 129th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 12 in Louisville, Ky., Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association, stated.

King, a member of the American Angus Association, is one of 280 angus breeders who have been elected to serve as an alternate state representative to the annual meeting. State delegates are to participate in the business meeting and elect new officers and five directors to the American Angus Association board.

The annual event is in conjunction with the banquet and the Super Point Roll of Victory Angus show, Nov. 10-13 during the North American International Livestock Exposition.

The American Angus Association has nearly 30,000 active members and is the largest beef breed organization in the world.

Friedman Village plans open house

Friedman Village at St. Francis is to host an open house at villa 165 1-3 p.m. Sept. 9. Attendees can register to win a 19-inch flat-screen television and can see the villa partially furnished to envision its possibilities. Villas are available to those at least age 62 and are located along St. Francis Avenue, in Tiffin.

In addition to the open house, model villa 165 is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

For more information, contact Kellie Hartsel at (419) 443-1540.

Library to close for Labor Day

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day, and is to re-open Tuesday with regular hours.

Bellevue closed for holiday

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. Regular library hours are 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Library to resume school hours

Beginning Sept. 9, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to resume school year hours. The library is to be open 1-5 p.m. Sundays through May 2013, except for holiday weekends. T-SPL is to continue normal operating hours during the rest of the week.

For information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit

2 T-SPL staffers to retire

Two Tiffin-Seneca Public Library staff members have announced their retirements, effective Aug. 31.

Nancy Baugher has been with the library since 1986, working in the circulation department at the check-out desk. She also has worked behind the scenes, processing books and hold lists, keeping statistics, and filling in at various areas of the library when needed.

Lois Fey has been with the library for 32 years. She has worked at the check-out desk, in the mending department, and has processed new materials.

The library honored Nancy and Lois at a staff picnic earlier this month.

Bliss seeks supplies for crafts

BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library asks for residents to save empty baby food jars, empty plastic (16.9 oz or similar) drinking bottles with lids, paper towel rolls, and empty individual disposable cups (such as fruit, vegetables, applesauce) for crafts.

Toddler Time starts Sept. 12

BLOOMVILLE - Toddler Time at Bliss Memorial Public Library begins Sept. 12. These programs are for children ages 1-3 and their parents or guardians, and include short stories, fingerplays, songs, and playtime. Programs are 6:30 Wednesday evenings.

Bliss to start story time

BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to have story time starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 and 11:15 a.m. Sept. 12. Storytime is for children ages 3-5, and includes playtime, short stories, flannelboard activities, songs, and a story themed craft. All programs are free and last approximately an hour.

For registration, call (419) 983-4675.

Bloomville hosts autumn leaf craft

BLOOMVILLE - Children grades K-4 are to attend an autumn leaves craft at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Bliss Memorial Public Library. There is to be an autumn-themed snack and story prior to the craft.

The program is free and is to last approximately an hour.

T-SPL hosts 'Babies and Books'

There is to be two 30-minute "Babies and Books" classes at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Frost Kalnow Room at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.

"Babies and Books" features stories, rhymes, songs, and finger plays. Parents or caregivers and babies, age newborn to 24 months, are asked to sign up for one session of these language enrichment activities.

To register, call (419) 447-3751 starting Sept. 4.

Cook like a Food Network star

SYCAMORE - Patrons can visist Mohawk Community Library now to sign up for the fall potluck. Create a recipe from a book by your favorite Food Network chef, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 13, bring the dish to the fall potluck. Table service and drinks will be supplied.

Guest reader featured

SYCAMORE - Beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Mohawk Community Library is to have a guest reader at the first story time of the season (now called Christina's Kidz Klub). There will be crafts for all.

Mohawk to show documentary

SYCAMORE - At 2 p.m. Friday, the Mohawk Community Library is to show a nature documentary. Call the library at (419) 927-2407 for the title of the new release.

Pirates take over library

SYCAMORE - The Mohawk Community Library is to be taken over by pirates for the first Family Fun Night at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Patrons are asked to come dressed in black and white to walk the plank and hunt for treasure.

Open house set for new library

BLOOMVILLE - The newly completed W.E. Bliss Foundation Research Library is to be unveiled at an open house 1-4 p.m. Sept. 9. The library is primilary for genealogy research, and is to be open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Story time to start in Bellevue

BELLEVUE - Registration is being accepted at Bellevue Public Library for the fall series of Preschool Story Time. Children ages 35 are invited to attend with a parent or other adult caregiver.

The series is to run for eight weeks at 7 p.m. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Oct. 1.

Book club to meet in Bellevue

BELLEVUE - Rappin' Readers Book Club at Bellevue Public Library is for kids ages 912. The group is to meet 4:15-5 p.m. Thursday. Refreshments will be served. This month's title, "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler," is available at the youth services desk.

Yarn Club to meet

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library Yarn Club is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Knitting, crocheting, needlepoint and embroidery fans of all experience levels are welcome.

St. Wendelin classes, arts to be discussed

FOSTORIA - Parents and students grades 7-12 are invited to attend a meeting to discuss cirriculum and the arts at St. Wendelin School at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Parish Hall.

Fostoria waiver days approved

FOSTORIA - The Ohio Department of Education approved Fostoria City Schools' application for four waiver days during the 2012-2013 school year, to be used for staff professional development.

The first waiver days were Aug. 16 and 17, and the third and fourth will be Sept. 17 and Jan. 18.

Tiffin Consortium meeting Friday

The first Tiffin Consortium meeting is at 9 a.m. Friday at Tiffin Middle School.

Girl Scouts raise awareness

The Girl Scouts of the USA has partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for a national public awareness campaign called Stop. Think. Connect.

The campaign is designed to guide the nation to a higher level of Internet security by educating people to be vigilant about practicing safe online habits. This partnership is to educate millions of girls engaged in Girl Scouting, including 40,000 girls in Northeast Ohio.

Heidelberg welcomes new faculty, scholars

With the start of the 2012-13 academic year, Heidelberg University has welcomed eight new faculty members and two visiting scholars, including:

Nathan Beres, assistant professor of chemistry, has a Ph.D. in chemistry with a focus in biochemistry from the University of Akron and a bachelor's degree in chemistry and biology and chemistry from Walsh University. Previously, he was a lecturer at the University of Akron.

Michele Castleman, assistant professor of education, has a Ph.D. in literature for children and young adults from The Ohio State University, a master's degree in creative writing for children's literature from Chatham College and a bachelor's degree in English from Michigan State University. Previously, she was the English education coordinator at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Margarita Denenburg, assistant professor of piano, has a Ph.D. with a major in piano performance from the University of Southern California, and master's and bachelor's degrees in piano performance from Arizona State University.

Julie Green, assistant professor of special education, has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Clemson University, a master's degree in language, literacy and culture from OSU and a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from the University of South Carolina-Aiken. Previously, she was an assistant professor at the University of Southern Indiana.

Karen Jones, assistant professor of middle school/secondary education, has an Ed.D. degree in educational leadership of higher education teaching from Ashland University, a master's degree in middle childhood curriculum and instruction from Ashland and a bachelor's degree in sociology from OSU. Previously, she was a middle school teacher with Marion City Schools.

Jessica Miller, assistant professor of athletic training and associate athletic trainer, has a master's degree in exercise science and health promotion from California University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in education with major in athletic training from Wright State University. Previously, she was an athletic trainer and assistant professor at Marietta College.

Brian Saxton, assistant professor of management, is completing his Ph.D. at OSU, and has an MBA from Cleveland State University and bachelor's degrees in business administration and political science from Bowling Green State University. He is to join the School of Business faculty in January 2013.

Ken Snead, visiting professor of accounting, has a Ph.D. in business administration with a major in accounting from the University of South Carolina, a master's degree from USC and a bachelor's degree in accounting from OSU. He is the director of Graduate Studies in Accounting at Bowling Green State University.

Chunzhi Song and Zhang Mengya are visiting scholars from Tianjin Normal University in Tianjin, China. Heidelberg and TNU have had a long-standing exchange program. Chunzhi Song has a master's degree in Chinese language and a bachelor's degree in Chinese language and literature from Harbin Normal University. Zhang Mengya has a master's degree in English literature and culture and a bachelor's degree in English education from Tianjin Normal University.

Wright State graduates

DAYTON - Wright State University local spring 2012 commencement graduates included Lauren Orians of Alvada, Cory Snyder of Carey, Katelyn Brodman of Carey and Brittany Pessell of Fostoria.

Enrollment open for GED classes

FREMONT - Major changes to the GED test are coming in 2014. Now is the time to enroll in ABLE classes at Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career and Technology Center, 1306 Cedar Street, Fremont. These free classes can help you accomplish your goal of earning a GED diploma.

Classes begin Sept. 10 and are to take place Monday through Thursday from 9-11 a.m. or 5-7 p.m. Call (419) 334-6901 ext. 4701 to register for orientation.

Free ESL classes offered

FREMONT - Adults whose first language is not English are invited to come to English as a Second Language classes.

These free classes begin Sept. 10 and are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career and Technology Center, 1306 Cedar Street, Fremont.

To register for orientation, call (419) 334-6901 ext. 2701 or ext. 2703.

Terra to have site review event

FREMONT - Terra State Community College is to host a site review for initial accreditation of its Associated Degree Nursing program 3:30-4 p.m. Oct. 17 in Building D, Room 122.

Share comments at the event or provide written comments also are welcome and should be submitted directly to: Sharon Tanner, chief executive officer, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, or by email at Written comments should be received by Oct. 11.

For more information, contact Cindy Hall, dean of Allied Health, Nursing and Science, at (419) 559-2371.

Students finish nursing program

FREMONT - All spring graduates in the nursing program at Terra Community College have passed their licensing exams, and all students in the clinical laboratory science program have earned their national certification. One nursing student has yet to take the National Council for Licensure and Examination.

The report includes seven nursing and four clinical laboratory science students.

Heidelberg seeks host families

Heidelberg University's Office of International Affairs & Studies is seeking local families to host international students in a rewarding cultural exchange.

The Host Family Program is designed as an outreach to the students, helping them to experience American life beyond the university setting.

International students do not live with host families; most of the meetings involved center on routine family-type activities. Several activities for the students and their families are scheduled by the Office of International Affairs & Studies throughout the academic year.

For more information, call Julie Arnold, director of International Affairs & Studies, at (419) 448-2953.

Norris to speak

FINDLAY - Kathleen Norris, poet and bestselling author of "The Cloister Walk," "Dakota" and "Amazing Grace," is to speak at 8 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Convocation Center, with a book signing to follow the presentation in the seminary atrium. Books are to be available for purchase.

The event is free.

Cunningham receives funds

BOWLING GREEN - Zechariah Cunningham, a junior majoring in biology at Bowling Green State University, received the Joseph J. and Marie P. Schedel Scholarship of $500. He is the son of Patty and Chris Malone, and graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School in 2006.

Old Fort honors Tyree

OLD FORT - Michael C. Spragg, president/CEO of Old Fort Banking Company, announced Tyler Tyree is the recipient of Old Fort Banking Company's $1,500 Tiffin University Scholarship.

Tyler is the son of Jay and Natasha Tyree, and is a 2012 graduate of Hopewell Loudon.

Ekleberry going to Ashland

ASHLAND - Grant Ekleberry of Sycamore has been accepted to Ashland University for the fall semester of 2012. Ekleberry, who is a senior at Mohawk High School, is to receive the Provost's Scholarship of $13,000 annually to attend Ashland University.

Findlay students move off campus

FINDLAY - The University of Findlay is to allow juniors and seniors to live off campus beginning in the fall of 2013. The proposal was approved by the University's Board of Trustees this month.

School violence to be addressed

FINDLAY - The city of Findlay's Reducing Risk Committee, with the city and county schools, is to host a news conference at 3 p.m., Thursday at Millstream Technology Center on Broad Avenue to share information about the efforts being taken in Hancock County to prevent school violence.

Ashland honor students

ASHLAND - Amber Weaver of Carey and Marissa Willman of Attica are to be members of the Academic Honors Program at Ashland University.

Weaver is majoring in psychology and is a 2010 graduate of New Riegel High School. She also is a career assistant in the Ashland University Services Center. Willman is majoring in integrated language arts and is a 2012 graduate of Seneca East High School.

Sentinel offers classes

Sentinel's ABLE/GED program offers a variety of services designed to meet the needs of all individuals interested in improving their academic and workplace skills. Due to funding through a grant, ABLE classes are free to participants 18 and older.

Classes in reading, writing and math are available for individuals wanting to improve basic skills for the purpose of understanding materials related to the home, workplace or community. For anyone wanting to obtain a GED, classes offered prepare students for all components of the GED test and provide test-taking tips.

For information or to enroll, students are required to attend an orientation at 9 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 244 of the Family Learning Center at Sentinel. Classes begin Sept. 10.

For information, call (419) 448-1212 ext. 3245.

Wolpert involved in deployment

Robert J. Wolpert is an Army ROTC cadet involved in cadet language and cultural immersion training, his first training deployment as a cadet.

After a week-long training session at Fort Knox, Ky., cadets are deployed to partner nations where they are immersed in the local cultures and languages. The selected cadets will spend three weeks involved in assisting with Army missions that range from helping build community projects to teaching English to local children.

Wolpert is the son of Rhonda and Ronald Wolpert of Center Street, Republic.

He graduated in 2011 from Seneca East High School, Attica. He is a student at Bowling Green State University.

Hospital sponsors blood drive

FOSTORIA ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital is to host a community-wide blood drive 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday in the lower level conference center, entrance 2.

The blood drive is sponsored by the American Red Cross to ensure adequate blood supplies across northwest Ohio throughout the year. All donors must be 17 years of age and weigh at least 110 pounds. Walk-ins are welcome.

ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital and the American Red Cross is to offer a special drawing for all those who donate through the day.

For information or to register, call ProMedica Wellness at (419) 436-6688 or visit and enter sponsor code "FOSTORIAHOSP."

Fostoria hospital hosts kidney support group

FOSTORIA Sept. 11, the Kidney Disease Support Group is to meet at 5 p.m. at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital.

This support group was developed as an extended support service to those who have kidney disease, family members and interested public. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Conference Center, on the lower level, entrance 2.

For information, call Keesha Talley, RN, dialysis department, at (419) 436-6685.



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