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September 18, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Free program on nonviolence to be presented at TU

"Footsteps of Hope: An Agent of Non-Violent Change in Latin America" is the topic of a special presentation to take place noon-1 p.m. Oct. 8. at Tiffin University.

Paula Miller, a member of Cleveland's InterReligious Task Force on Latin America, is to present the program in TU's Chisholm Auditorium, which is located inside Frank's Hall. No reservations are necessary, and the public may attend the free program.

Job Fair at Terra State

FREMONT - A fall job fair at Terra State Community College is set for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Student Activities Center.

The event is free and open to the public. Job seekers are asked to dress to impress and bring copies of their resume.

Businesses scheduled to attend include:

Allied Health Autumnwood Care Center, Bethesda Care Center, Comfort Keepers, Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Guiding Hands Home Health Care, WellsBrooke Home Health.

Engineering and Technology A. Schulman, Air Force One, Alkon Corp, American Electric Power, AT&F, Century Die Co., Green Bay Packaging, IAC Huron, Johns Manville, Materion Brush, Matrix Automation, MTD Shelby, MTD Willard, Norwalk Concrete Industries, Norwalk Custom Order Furniture, Piping Industry Training Center, Progress Design and Machine, Style Crest, Vaughn Industries and Whirlpool.

Miscellaneous Cardinal Staffing, Cedar Point, Flat Rock Homes, G4S Security Solutions, Goodwill Industries, The Job Store, Kalahari, Kelly Services, New York Life Insurance Co., Norwalk Custom Order Furniture, Oriana House, Primerica, Rachel Wixey, RS Business Machines, Sandusky County Juvenile Detention Center, Tri-County Broadcasting and TRIPS/WSOS.

For more information, call Joan Gamble, coordinator of career services, at (419) 559-2252.


CINCINNATI - Diana Hamner, of Tiffin, received a bachelor's degree in education this summer from the University of Cincinnati.

Karen E. Forrest graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a bachelor's degree in theater and a minor in cinematic arts. She is the daughter of Clair and Linda Forrest of Tiffin and a 2008 graduate of Columbian High School.

Lock-in for elementary students set for Saturday at TU

The women's basketball team at Tiffin University plans to host a lock-in for students in the kindergarten through sixth grade Saturday in Gillmor Student Center on the TU campus. The players are to offer activities that range from face painting and coloring, to football and basketball. Admission is $5 dollars, and parents must sign their children in. The event is to start at 6 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Concessions are to be available, and students are asked to wear tennis shoes. Questions concerning the event they can be directed to Jimmy Bell at (419) 448-3503.

Student from Attica has part in college theater production

ADA - Diego Sandino, a senior journalism and theater major from Attica, has the role of Geronte in Ohio Northern University's presentation of "The Liar" in Biggs Theatre this weekend.

Two from area in running for National Merit Scholarship

EVANSTON, Ill. - Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced some 16,000 semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These high school seniors now may compete for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million to be offered next spring.

Semifinalists from The Advertiser-Tribune circulation area include Ellen G. McDougle of Carey High School and Victoria L. Wobser of Clyde High School.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and more than half of the finalists are to win a National Merit Scholarship.

About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship program by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state's percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

To become a finalist, the semifinalist and their high school must submit a detailed scholarship application in which they provide information about the semifinalist's academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, and honors and awards received. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm the student's earlier performance on the qualifying test.

From the 16,000 semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the finalist level and in February be notified of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners are to be selected from this group of Finalists. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin or religious preference.

NCOESC meeting scheduled for Tuesday

The regular September meeting of the North Central Ohio ESC Board of Governors is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the North Central Ohio ESC Marion Office, 333 E. Center St., Marion.

TCS Business Advisory Council to meet Tuesday

Tiffin City Board of Education's Business Advisory council is to meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Administration Building's conference room, 244 S. Monroe St.

Bliss Library to host computer courses

Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host a computer lab Sept. 26-Oct. 1. Courses are to be offered on basic Word, searching free genealogy websites, using the e-library, downloading e-books from Bliss and navigating the Internet.

There are to be two classes for each course. Sign up by calling (419) 983-4675.

T-SPL board of directors to meet

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's board of directors is to meet at noon Tuesday in the Junior Home Room.

Book discussion group title announced

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's adult book discussion group, "Let's Talk About It," has announced the title for the next meeting.

"Confederates in the Attic" by Tony Horwitz is to be discussed at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4 in the Junior Home Room.

Copies of the book are available at the information desk. This event is free, and refreshments are tobe provided.

For more information, call the library at (419) 447-3751 or e-mail

Graphic novel challenge to begin Monday in Sycamore

SYCAMORE - The Graphic Novel Challenge is to start Monday at Mohawk Community Library. The program is for children in grades 3-12 who love the graphic format. Students check out a graphic novel, then fill out a simple book review of the novel to enter in a prize drawing each weekly. Participants will be rewarded for every review completed. Budding graphic artists can make a story board or draw a new super hero/villain to enter the art contest of the challenge. Prizes will be awarded in two age categories and two art categories. The challenge is to end at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 with a pizza party and a visit from comedian and cartoonist Earl Musick.

Upcoming programs at Bellevue library

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library's adult book discussion group is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The book for September is "The Buffalo Soldier" by Chris Bohjalian. Copies of the book are available at the adult services desk.

Bingo and a Book is to be at 4:15 p.m. Thursday. Youths ages 68 are invited to play bingo, win prizes and boost their literacy skills at Bellevue Public Library. Registration is not required.

A class to teach how to manage your account online is at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Learn how to sign up for email reminders, renew materials, and place requests online.

Inspection finds Friedman Village in compliance

Friedman Village at St. Francis Assisted Living has announced the results of its annual state survey. It has been found to be deficiency free, with no citations.

According to the Ohio Department of Health website, each of the assisted living facilities in Ohio receives at least one unannounced survey (inspection) during a 9- to 15-month survey cycle. During these surveys, all aspects of care and services are evaluated, based on state laws and rules.

The annual inspection at Friedman Village took place Aug. 23. Friedman Village at St. Francis Assisted Living was found in compliance with Ohio's rules and regulations for licensure requirements.

Friedman Village at St. Francis is part of the St. Francis Senior Ministries' continuum of housing and health care services and is located on St. Francis Avenue in Tiffin. For more information about Friedman Village, contact Kellie Hartsel at (419) 443-1540.

ECI to honor support staff with banquet

E.C.I. Inc. - Encouraging and Celebrating Independence - has provided services statewide for adults with developmental disabilities for 35 years. Laura Withrow, president, stated one of the company's greatest strengths is the care from its direct support professionals staff.

A direct support professional guides and develops the abilities of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to ensure growth and independence while fulfilling each individual's aspirations and goals. The aim of such efforts and advocacy not only is to make it possible for those being served to live meaningful lives and contribute to the communities in which they live, but also to fulfill ECI's mission of "empowering people, enriching lives."

Now, ECI serves more than 250 individuals throughout Ohio. National Direct Support Professional Week is Sept. 9-15.

"Our DSP employees are the epitome of selflessness," Withrow stated in a release. "They are health care providers, mentors and educational instructors. They form lifelong bonds and are an essential role within the ECI family. Our DSP staff truly touch the lives of all those around them."

ECI plans to show its appreciation and honor its direct support staff along with all its employees Thursday at the annual ECI Employee Appreciation Banquet at Fremont Country Club. Awards are to be given to employees for three, five, 10, 15 and 20 years of service.

CROSSWAEH CBCF awarded national accreditation

The CROSSWAEH Community Based Correctional Facility achieved a perfect score on its recent audit and be reaccredited by the American Correctional Association.

CROSSWAEH serves the counties of Crawford, Richland, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot, Ashland, Erie and Huron. It is operated by Oriana House Inc., a nonprofit community corrections and chemical dependency treatment agency with facilities located in Seneca, Summit, Cuyahoga and Erie counties.

"CROSSWAEH received a 100 percent on all 33 mandatory and 203 non-mandatory standards," said Jason Varney, Oriana House vice president of correctional programs in Seneca County. "I am proud of our staff who are committed to delivering high quality programming."

During the course of the audit, the audit team interviewed clients and staff members. According to the audit, the clients displayed good attitudes and were eager to discuss their experiences while at the facility. The audit team indicated in the report they were impressed with the number of advanced and specialty degrees of the staff and the high quality of programming at the facility.

The American Correctional Association accreditation process involves a professional peer review based on national standards that address services, programs, and operations essential to effective correctional management. The standards were developed by national leaders from the field of corrections, law, architecture, health care and other groups who are interested in sound correctional management.

Hog roast and auction set for Oct. 4

FOSTORIA - The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Inc. plans to host a hog roast and benefit auction Oct. 4, with net proceeds to benefit the maintenance and renovation of Foundation Park (formerly known as Meadowlark Park). The event is to be at the Roppe hangar of Fostoria Municipal Airport.

Tickets are $30 per person and will only be available in advance. To order tickets, mail a check made payable to Greater Fostoria Community Foundation, PO Box 684, Fostoria, OH 44830 by Sept. 27 to receive tickets in the mail.

Doors are to open at 5:30 p.m. when hors d'oeuvres are to be served and a silent auction is to begin. A buffet dinner is to start at 6:30 p.m. and a live auction is to start at 7:30 p.m.

The menu includes smoked pulled pork and smoked pulled chicken with assorted sauces, cole slaw, pasta salad, baked beans, homemade potato chips, apple pie and Texas sheet cake. Coffee, iced tea and lemonade are to be available. Other drinks are BYOB.

Some of the items up for auction include a Raleigh tandem bicycle; a Ted Williams autograph baseball; a large Yuengling framed mirror; Cleveland Indians tickets; a Biggby Coffee gift basket; hot air balloon rides; a Pandora Statue of Liberty charm; a Coach matching leather tote and wallet; a Ritz Theatre VIP seating package to five shows including tickets to see Chicago, Kellie Pickler and more; and an OSU 2003 Fiesta Bowl National Champions football, signed by Coach Jim Tressel.

More details of the event, including a current list of the items to be up for auction, are posted at



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