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Sunday announcements

October 8, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Kiwanis to host breakfast

Tiffin Kiwanis Club is to have an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Seneca County Fair Grounds Jr. Fair Building, Tiffin. There also will be a bake sale by Kiwanis Key Clubs.

Pre-ticket sale price is $6 otherwise the price is $7 at the door. Children under 4 are free.

Trunk or Treat

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church is hosting "Trunk or Treat" 2-4 p.m. Oct. 27. Youth can have a safe and enjoyable time by going from car to car for treats, games and fun with families and friends.

The church is located at 4997 CR 183, Clyde.

Burns recognized

Marlene Burns, of Burns Financial Solutions, Arcadia, was awarded with National Top Production Award in July for acheivements with her broker dealer, Legend Equities. Presented by the Legend Group, the top production award is a national competition amongst about 500 financial advisors supervised by Legend.

"I have always tried to do the best possible for every client," she said. "It is crucial to listen to each individual wants, needs and goals in order to properly position their assets. Tax efficiency is a major component in positioning assets, especially for retirement planning. With my 22 years of tax preparation experience, tax efficiency is second nature to me. I believe tax knowledge is a key component that others may lack."

Marlene is a licensed financial advisor carrying her Series 6, 63 and 65 licenses. She also has insurance licenses in life, health, annuities, property and


And has a degree in business management. At Burns Financial Solutions, she provides services as 401K rollovers, retirement income planning, annuities, life, home and auto insurance.

She is to be presented with the award in November at the National Advisors Sales Conference ceremony in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Presenting the award will be Mark Spinello, CEO and president of the Legend Group.

Fairhaven launches website

UPPER SANDUSKY - Fairhaven Community, a United Church Homes community in Upper Sandusky, is sharing its story through a new website,

To illustrate Fairhaven's mission to provide compassionate care to older adults and their families, the site features inspirational stories of its residents, engaging photography and social media integration to help community members connect and share with one another.

Those who "Like" Fairhaven's Facebook page through Friday are eligible to win an Ohio State University tailgating package.

Here's how to enter:

1: Visit the Fairhaven website at

2: Click on the Facebook logo on the website.

3: This will open a new page in Facebook where you will be asked to either sign up or log in.

4: Click the "Like" button to be entered for a chance to win.

"With the kick off of football season, Fairhaven is thrilled to give Ohio State University fans the chance to win an ultimate tailgating package and to join us in celebrating the launch of our redesigned website," said Fairhaven Administrator Dan Miller. "Our residents, families and team members are thriving, serving and celebrating everyday and our new website welcomes you into their


For information, contact Amanda Romano at (919) 621-1973 or

Preschool Story Time upcoming

Children who are 3, 4, 5 or 6 years old can attend Preschool Story Time at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.

Parents can choose between sessions at 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, 8 and 15 in Frost Kalnow Community Room. Stories, poems, songs, finger plays, puppets and more are included in the free 30-minute activity. Parents' attendance is optional.

For more information, stop by Junior Library, call (419) 447-3751 or email

Be a Friend

Friends of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has declared the month of October "Be A Friend Month" at T-SPL.

Since its inception in 1981, Friends of the Library has been a growing group of Seneca County citizens willing to contribute time, talent and money as a supportive organization of the library. Friends are official hosts for library functions and provide volunteers for various projects.

Membership costs range from $1 to $15. Those who sign up during the month of October are entered to win a Friends' gift bag.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or stop by the check-out desk at the library.

Library to be closed Monday

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day. The library is to reopen Tuesday with regular hours. For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit

Author to visit library

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host "Meet the Author and Book Signing" with bestselling author, Donna VanLiere, at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in Frost Kalnow Room.

Born and raised in northeastern Ohio, VanLiere is a New York Times bestselling author and conference speaker. She has published nearly 15 titles, including "The Christmas Shoes," "The Christmas Blessing" and "The Christmas Hope," all of which were adapted into TV movies.

The event is in conjunction with Heidelberg University's Patricia Adams Lecture Series, which exposes current Heidelberg students to female executives who have had an impact in their career field. VanLiere has agreed to meet the Tiffin community during the author visit. She is to read a few passages from her new book "The Good Dream," say a few words about the novel and then sign books that are to be available to purchase.

For more information about the program, go to the library's website at or find it on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.

The library also is to host a book discussion of "The Good Dream" at 3 p.m. Oct. 14 in Frost Kalnow Room. Copies are available now at a display in front of the check-out desk. The event is free, and refreshments are to be provided by Friends of the Library.

Computer classes being offered

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to have adult computer classes in November. Ten classes are to be offered, including three that are to show patrons how to use the new library catalog. Space is limited so registration is necessary. Registration is under way. The library charges $1 per class to cover copy costs, which must be paid by the time of the class.

"Intermediate Word" is to be 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 6. The class is to review the fundamentals of Word as well as teach about templates, formatting, working with graphics and tables, and other topics, time permitting. It is important students have a basic knowledge of Word before taking the intermediate course.

"eLibrary" is to be 2-3 p.m. Nov. 7. "eLibrary" is T-SPL's new online library catalog. The class is to show people how to search the catalog, edit patron accounts, place holds, and create a temporary list and a My List. Students should bring their library cards (with PINs) to class. Students must be familiar with how to use a mouse and the Internet.

"Tools for Online Job Seekers" is to be 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Students are to take a tour of the Job & Career Accelerator and the Workplace Skills Improvement section of the Learning Express Library database. Students are to learn about social media for job seekers, using LinkedIn. Students must be familiar with the Internet or have taken Beginning Internet.

"Email" is to be 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and is to show students the different sites that offer free email accounts and walk them through setting up an account. Students should be familiar with the Internet and how to use a mouse and the keyboard.

"Beginning Internet" is to be 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and is designed for users who are just learning the Internet. Students are to learn the buttons and pull-down menus of Microsoft Internet Explorer, as well as using their newly learned skills to navigate on Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's links and resources. Students must be familiar with how to use a mouse and the keyboard.

"Intro to Excel" is to be 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Students are to learn the basics of the spreadsheet program Excel, how to set up an address book and create a simple checkbook. Students must be familiar with how to use a mouse and the keyboard.

"Genealogy" is to be 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Students are to learn the basics of searching genealogy sites to add to their family trees. Genealogy sites and techniques for formulating good searches are to be discussed. Students must be familiar with the Internet and have an email address and two ancestors' names to bring to class.

"Searching the Internet" is to be 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 27. Students are to learn how to search the Internet and formulate good searches using Google. Students must be familiar with how to use a mouse and the keyboard. Basic navigation skills learned in the Beginning Internet class are


"Intermediate Excel" is to be 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 28. Students are to review the fundamentals of Excel, work with formulas and become familiar with sorting and organizing data. Students are to learn about formatting spread sheets and how to make professional charts and graphs. It is important students have a basic knowledge of Excel before taking the intermediate course.

To register or for more information, call the library at (419) 447-3751.

'Tales' to be offered

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to offer a Tales for Twos & Threes series beginning Tuesday. Stories, songs and finger plays are included in the program for children 2 and 3 years old with their parents or caregivers. The sessions are 30 minutes.

There is to be a session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30, and a session at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31, in Frost Kalnow Room. No registration is necessary for the free events.

For more information, stop by Junior Library or call (419) 447-3751.

'Babies & Books' to be Tuesday

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to offer "Babies & Books" in October. There are to be two 30-minute classes, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Tuesday in Frost Kalnow Room.

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

Call (419) 447-3751 to register for the program.

Book to be discussed

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host an adult book discussion group, "Coffee by the Book: Book Group at the Wick," at Bailiwicks Coffee Company.

Co-sponsored by T-SPL and Bailiwicks, the next discussion is to be 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18. The group is to meet at the coffee shop, which is located at 62 S. Washington St., Tiffin.

The group is to meet every third Thursday of the month and is to focus on new authors and titles that avid readers may have missed. The discussion's selection, "The Family Fang" by Kevin Wilson, is available for check out at the information desk at the library.

The event is free. For more information, call the library at (419) 447-3751, check Facebook or email

Storytime starts

BLOOMVILLE - Preschool Storytime has begun at Bliss Memorial Public Library. Storytime is 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays. The programs are the same, are for children ages 3-5 and consist of playtime, stories, flannelboard stories, songs and a craft. All programs are free. For more information, visit or call (419) 983-4675.

Craft night offered

BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host a craft night at 6:30 p.m. Oct 15. The theme for the event is to be "It's Scary!" and the program is for children in grades K-4. For more information, call (419) 983-4675.

Library offers programs

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library has several upcoming programs.

Children in grades 1- 6 can read aloud to Lou-C, a goldendoodle and certified therapy dog. Registration is suggested but drop-ins are welcome. Fifteen-minute appointments are available 4:15-5:15 p.m. Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. Oct. 27.

Toddler Time is for ages 1 and 2, with an adult. Sessions are scheduled for 6 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

Preschool Story Time, for ages 3-5, with an adult, has begun. Sessions are at 7 p.m. Monday, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday or 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bliss to host party

BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host its annual Halloween party 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday. The event is for children up through fourth grade. There are to be games, prizes, refreshments and a hayride though town starting at 2 p.m. New this year is to be a costume judging contest. Preschoolers are to be judged at 1:15 p.m. for the best costume, and those in grades K-4 are to be judged at 1:30 p.m. Donations of cookies and punch are to be accepted for the event.

Research library opens

BLOOMVILLE - The W.E. Bliss Foundation Research Library at Bliss Memorial Public Library now is open. The W.E. Bliss Foundation Research Library is available for genealogy or other local history research. It is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays by appointment.

Library hosts LEGO fun

SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library hosted a Lego Family Fun Night Oct. 24. Forty children and 20 adults took part in the activities at the library. Winners of the contests were Payton Shellhouse, Weston Bollinger and Alec Bollinger.

Preservation program offered

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to offer "Identifying and Preserving Your Family Papers and Photographs" 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Sandusky archives librarian, Ron Davidson, is to show how to identify historic documents and photos and offer tips about how to care for the items so they will last for future generations. Attendees may bring a sample document or photograph to discuss particular issues with its care and handling.

Library offers programs

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library has several upcoming programs.

Children in grades 1- 6 can read aloud to Lou-C, a goldendoodle and certified therapy dog. Registration is suggested but drop-ins are welcome. Fifteen-minute appointments are available 4:15-5:15 p.m. Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. Oct. 27.

Toddler Time is for ages 1 and 2, with an adult. Sessions are scheduled for 6 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

Preschool Story Time, for ages 3-5, with an adult, has begun. Parents may register for sessions at 7 p.m. Monday, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday or 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Calvert to celebrate Alumni Weekend

Calvert High School is to celebrate Alumni Weekend Saturday and Sunday. The football game vs. Fremont St. Joe is 7 p.m. Saturday. The 1961 undefeated football team is to be recognized during the halftime show. Mass is to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Calvert High School gymnasium. A continental breakfast is to follow at 11 a.m. in the cafeteria.

Schools to host event for parents

FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools is to have a program for parents about cyberbullying, texting and sexting Oct. 17 at Junior/Senior High School and Oct. 18 at Intermediate Elementary School. It is to start with a free spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m.

Board changes work session time

FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools Board of Education has changed the time for its work session Monday to 5 p.m. at Holmes Administration Building, 500 Parkway Drive, Fostoria. No board action is to be taken.

Gilbert to be honored

Columbian Tornadoes are to honor former coach Steve Gilbert during halftime of the Sandusky game Oct. 19 at Frost-Kalnow Stadium. Gilbert spent 37 years coaching, including 25 years as a head coach. Seventeen of his head-coaching years were at Columbian. The Tornadoes were 137-44 under his leadership and won or shared 10 NOL titles and made eight playoff appearances.

Program committee to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education's program committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the administration


Parent meetings to start

Parent educational meetings start Oct. 16. They are to be 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Learning Center, located at Sentinel Career and Technology Center, 797 E. TR 201, Tiffin.

An "OT and PT services" program is to be Oct. 16 and is to feature questions and answers and activities for children and students. "Holiday Make It, Take It" for adults is to be Nov. 13, and there is no cost for supplies. "Spotlight on the Family," where participants are to discuss commonalities of family needs, is to be Jan. 15. "The Importance of Play," to show play technique and effective parenting for children ages 3-10, is Feb. 19.

People should RSVP for the sessions by calling (419) 447-7674 or (800) 549-5959. The meetings are free, and attendance certificates are offered.

Teams compete

The two-division, 17-team Seneca/Wyandot/Put-in-Bay/Sandusky Area High School Quiz Bowl League opened its 2012-13 regular season Sept. 18 with matches at Calvert, Put-in-Bay and Upper Sandusky. Two teams have new coaches at their helms this year, Len Donaldson at Columbian High School and Sarah Green at Fostoria High School.

Four teams, two in each division, are 3-0. In the North Division, host school Put-in-Bay and defending champion, Clyde, champion of both last year's North Division and the tournament, have 3-0 records. Hopewell-Loudon, last year's South Division champion and Seneca East, second-place finisher, are also 3-0. Carey and New Riegel in the South Division are tied at 2-1. In the North Division, Bettsville, Bridges, Old Fort and Ross had one win each. In the South Division, it was St. Wendelin, Upper Sandusky and Fostoria who had one win each.

The combined scores from the matches are Bettsville-North Central Academy, 85-5; Bridges-Bettsville, 90-55; Carey-Fostoria, 135-100; Carey-Mohawk, 155-55; Clyde-Bridges, 180-15; Clyde-North Central Academy, 110-70; Clyde-Ross, 145-115; Fostoria-Upper Sandusky, 70-60; Hopewell-Loudon-Fostoria, 115-80; Hopewell-Loudon-Mohawk, 130-125; Hopewell-Loudon-New Riegel, 160-50; New Riegel-Carey, 130-110; New Riegel-Upper Sandusky, 135-35; Old Fort-St. Wendelin, 125-70; Put-in-Bay-Bridges, 175-30; Put-in-Bay-North Central Academy, 90-50; Put-in-Bay-Ross, 185-90; Ross-Bettsville, 80-40; Seneca East-Calvert, 185-90; Seneca East-Old Fort, 180-165; Seneca East-St. Wendelin, 170-150; St. Wendelin-Calvert, 190-90; and Upper Sandusky-Mohawk, 95-55.

Technology updates made

Tiffin City Schools is implementing a district-wide communication tool called Google Apps for Education. Google Apps for Education is a free web-based collaboration tool. With Google, every staff member and student is to have access to the same version of software (email, word-processing, calendaring and others). The email system within Google Apps for Education is to replace the district's current email system resulting in a financial savings for the district.

Items that have been accomplished over the past year include: updated MacBook computers have been given to elementary and high school staff; new board policies have been approved that establish guidelines for the use of personal technology devices within the district; installation of wireless access points in all buildings; district website has been updated with a new look; 30 iPads, cart and MacBook Air have been donated to Tiffin Middle School from Rotary Club of Tiffin; secured 130 used computers from Grandview Heights School District, to be distributed throughout the district; and interactive whiteboards are in every elementary core classroom.

Steps for Success offered

The Steps for Success program, an intervention program, has been offered at Tiffin Middle School over the last several years. Since the inception of the program, staff has assisted more than 500 students in making sure the children have a safe, quiet environment to complete their work and gain the support and confidence required to do their best.

The Steps for Success program is offered after school Monday through Thursday. The program targets students who need extra support and mentoring to help them overcome environmental, emotional and academic barriers that may be limiting their success and keeping them from reaching their full learning potential. Students are identified through teacher collaboration and provided direct assistance in areas of need.

In the past, student teacher ratios have been maintained at 10:1 to ensure individualized attention is achieved and healthy, positive relationships are developed. The overarching goal of the program is to help students achieve academic success by providing a safe, nurturing environment for them to excel in.

In order for the program to function, Tiffin Middle School has secured funds in the past through Department of Job and Services, White Family Foundation, The Tiffin Charitable Foundation, Seneca County Child and Family First, Tiffin Columbian Alumni Association and Betty Jane Foundation. The program is funded through National Machinery Foundation and Tiffin Columbian Alumni


Still time to enroll

FREMONT - Even though the fall semester is under way at Terra State Community College, it's not too late to attend classes this year. Terra is offering an eight-week term that begins Oct. 17, and there are still a few openings in computer, English, technical writing, math and speech courses, as well as technical courses such as blueprint reading and welding.

For more information, call (419) 559-2349.

War films to be shown

FINDLAY Four nationally known films depicting the emotional, mental and physical struggles that combat veterans endure are to make their return to the big screen at Owens Community College as the office of veterans services unveils the inaugural war film series on the Findlay-area and Toledo-area campuses for the 2012-13 academic year.

Each film is to be shown in the college's Education Center Room 111 on the Findlay-area campus. The series is free.

"Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq," a 56-minute film, is to be shown noon Thursday. "Restrepo," a 93-minute film, is to be shown at noon Jan. 10. "Lioness," which is 83 minutes, is to be shown at noon March 14. "Wartorn," which is 75 minutes, is to be shown at noon April 4.

For more information, call (567) 661-8387 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 8387.

Senior Forum continues

FINDLAY - The third session in University of Findlay's fall 2012 Senior Forum is to be Wednesday at Hancock County Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose St.

Each forum consists of three sessions. A buffet lunch is available for an additional $5 per person, per day. A complimentary coffee and tea bar, along with reserved parking, also are to be available.

The first program is to feature "My Life as a Judge" with Allen Davis, Hancock County Juvenile Court judge, 10:15-11:45 a.m. The second program of the day is to feature "Forecast for the Senior Center" with John Urbanski, president of council, noon-1 p.m. The final program of the day is to feature "Starting and Ending with Gourds" with Bill Lanning, gardener, 1:15-2:30 p.m.

To obtain a registration form, call (419) 434-4672. To register, send the completed form and payment to Nancy Leatherman, University of Findlay, office of academic affairs, 1000 N. Main St., Findlay, OH 45840. Checks should be made payable to University of Findlay.

UF to have Diversity Month

FINDLAY - University of Findlay is to host a variety of events in recognition of Diversity Month during October.

No tickets are required for any program. Admission fees are to be collected at the door, cash only. For more information, call (419) 434-4606.

Mark Zupan, star of the independent film "Murderball," is to speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in Alumni Memorial Union Multipurpose Room. Admission is free.

Motivational speaker T.J. Leyden is to present "Turning Away from Hate" at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in Alumni Memorial Union. The cost is $1 at the door.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19, people can hear "Smooth Jazz Sounds" featuring flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq in Alumni Memorial Union. He is to be accompanied by three musicians from Detroit, Mich. Admission is free.

Comedians Alfred and Seymour are to take the stage at 8 p.m. Oct. 20 in Alumni Memorial Union. The cost is $5 at the door.

UF is to wrap up Diversity Month with a concert by Jennifer Knapp at 8 p.m. Oct. 25, in Alumni Memorial Union. The cost is $5 at the door.

Owens to host art show

FINDLAY Owens Community College Findlay-area campus Library Gallery continues its fall art exhibition season with the works of regional artist Jodi Wasinski. The exhibit, titled "Gallery of Opportunity," is to showcase Wasinski's process of blending image, ink and handmade paper into prints and artistic expressions. The exhibit is open through Nov. 16.

Admission to the gallery is free. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (567) 429-3088 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 3088.

Tiell moderates panel

Bonnie Tiell moderated a panel focusing on fan engagement and advancement opportunities for women in sport at the NCAA Women's Leadership Symposium in September in Boston.

Tiell, associate dean of graduate studies and associate professor of management at Tiffin University, has co-chaired the WLS since 2001 with Alfreeda Goff, senior associate commissioner and chief of staff for Horizon League.

Appel co-authors chapter

Tiffin University faculty member Jonathan Appel has co-authored a chapter in a new book titled "Handbook on Spirituality: Belief Systems, Societal Impact and Roles in Coping," published by Nova Publishers.

Appel and his wife, Dohee Kim-Appel, co-wrote the chapter, "Psychology's View of Religion and Spirituality: A Long, Short


Appel is an associate professor of psychology and criminal justice at TU. His wife is an associate professor at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike.

PTA program launched

FREMONT - Terra State Community College's new physical therapist assistant program officially has been launched after being granted Candidate for Accreditation by Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

To date, 14 students have met the program's admission requirements and been accepted into the charter class, which is to begin Jan. 14.

Admission to Terra's PTA program is limited to 20 students, and the charter class is expected to be near capacity.

For more information about the program, call (419) 559-2185.

Kern to offer health series

FREMONT - Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra State Community College is offering a new WebHealth Series this fall.

The series is geared to any individual who would like to search for health information on the web. The fee for each class is $15. To register or for more information, call (419) 559-2255.

Workshops to be offered

ADA - Community Economic Development Center at Ohio Northern University is scheduling one-on-one consultations and has planned workshops and classes to support individual and small business owners in Hardin, Hancock, Allen and Wyandot counties.

The recently opened CEDC's mission is to cultivate the entrepreneurial mindset and to create opportunities for furthering employment opportunities in the four-county area.

Classes, which begin in late October, are non-credit and cover topics such as financial literacy, computer literacy, human resources, business plan preparation and marketing. In addition to classes, monthly workshops are scheduled that are to use industry experts in a variety of fields to address various aspects of owning and running a small business.

For more information about classes and workshops or to sign up for any program, contact CEDC at or (419) 772-2753.

Students perform

Twenty-eight students from a variety of majors have been selected to perform with Heidelberg University Athletic Band this year. Local students are Lucas Walter and Kelsey Haynes, Fostoria, and Megan Shock, Old Fort.

Students sing

Local students performing with Singing Collegians at Heidelberg University are Brianne Cook, Brittany Cook, Cy Boehler and Scott Cook, Tiffin, and Haylie Robinson, Clyde.

Students in Concert Choir

Local students who are members of Concert Choir at Heidelberg University are Brianne Cook, Brittany Cook, Cy Boehler, Hannah Mathias, Nicholas Saxton and Scott Cook, Tiffin; Lucas Walter and Kelsey Haynes, Fostoria; and Arneshiah Mitsch, Carey.

Students join chorus

Local students performing with Heidelberg University's University-

Community Chorus are Amanda Barger, Jessie Gase, John Huenemann, Christian Miller, Alison Sauber and Stephen Smith, Tiffin; and Haley Farrar, Clyde.

Local resident lands role

Scott Cook of Tiffin has been cast in Heidelberg University's fall musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone," playing at Gundlach Theatre Thursday through Oct. 14. Cook is playing the role of the superintendent and is a member of the


UF scholarships awarded

FINDLAY - Taylor Elchert, a 2012 graduate of Columbian High School, was awarded the President's Scholarship at University of Findlay. She is the daughter of Shirley and Larry Elchert of Tiffin.

Brooke Scherger, a 2012 graduate of New Riegel High School, was awarded the President's Scholarship and a softball scholarship at University of Findlay. She is the daughter of Cynthia and Ronald Scherger of New Riegel.

Scholarships awarded

GRANVILLE - Local students were awarded scholarships at Denison University.

Grace Eberly and Christopher Perry of Tiffin were awarded Denison Founders Scholarships. Brittany Perry of Tiffin and Steven Simpkins of Tiffin were awarded Denison Alumni Awards. Jay Vela of Tiffin was awarded Tyree/Parajon Scholarship.

Students given scholarships

ASHLAND - Ashley Parker of McCutchenville, a senior at Mohawk High School, and Jordan Bowerman of Attica, a senior at Seneca East High School, have received Director's Scholarships to attend Ashland University.

Kimmet receives scholarship

YOUNGSTOWN - Jessica Kimmet of New Riegel has received the Trustees' Level 1 through the Scholarships for Excellence program at Youngstown State University.

Fox serves as intern

ASHLAND - Upper Sandusky resident Christina Fox, a student at Ashland University, interned at Herb Gillen Agency in Columbus. Fox is the daughter of Daniel and Judy Fox of Upper Sandusky and is a 2010 graduate of Riverdale High School.

Colman competes

ASHLAND - Robert Colman of Fostoria is a member of the Ashland University football team. He is the son of Robert and Christie Colman of Fostoria and is a 2012 graduate of Arcadia High School.

Students inducted

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Local inductees into the Gamma Zeta chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society at Owens Community College are Kimberly Nieset, Kevin Leemaster and Kathy Smith, Fostoria; Heidi Pocock, New Riegel; and Melissa Steinmetz,


Sikora graduates

DEFIANCE - Michelle Sikora graduated from Defiance College with a bachelor's degree.

Loganbach joins National Guard

PV2 Joseph Longanbach recently enlisted in the Army National Guard. He is assigned to the 107th Cavalry Regiment as a scout. Joseph is to attend Basic Training June 5, 2013, at Fort Benning, Ga. He currently is a junior at Columbian High School and an Eagle Scout with Troop 444, St. Joseph Parish.

Upon graduation from high school, Joe is to return to active duty to complete his training for his military occupational skill.

Joseph is the son of Michael and Mary Longanbach of Tiffin.

Mercy recognized as top hospital

TIFFIN - Mercy Tiffin Hospital has been recognized as a top performing hospital in the Joint Commission's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures program. The commission recognized Mercy Tiffin for achieving excellence in performance on its accountability measures during 2011 for pneumonia and surgical care.

"It is an honor for Mercy Tiffin to receive recognition as a top performing hospital from The Joint Commission." said Dale Thornton, president and CEO of Mercy Tiffin Hospital. "The pneumonia and surgical care at Mercy Tiffin is provided by skilled physicians and highly trained staff."

Of the 3,300 hospitals submitting accountability measure data to the commission, Mercy Tiffin was one of 620 hospitals in the United States and one of 20 Ohio hospitals to meet or exceed the target rates of performance for 2011. This represents the top 18 percent of commission accredited hospitals reporting core measure performance data for 2011.

"The Joint Commission began releasing this information as a way to shine a light on and encourage excellence on accountability measures. The significant increase in the number of hospitals achieving Top Performers status demonstrates that these organizations are intently focused on delivering high quality care within their communities," says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission. "Making the Top Performers list is no easy feat. I salute these organizations for their hard work in attaining excellence. By consistently using evidence-based treatments, their patients are getting better hospital care."

Since 2002, hospitals have been reporting data to the commission and have continuously shown improvement on core measures. The Top Performers program supports organizations in their quest for continued improvement.

For more information, visit

Support group to meet

FOSTORIA - Wednesday, the Better Breathers Pulmonary support group is to meet noon1 p.m. in the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Conference Center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2. This support group is free.

The Better Breathers pulmonary support group was developed as an extended support service for pulmonary rehabilitation patients, their family members and interested community members.

For more information, call Cathy Swisher at (419) 436-6809.

Fostoria Hospital to offer classes

FOSTORIA - To help individuals successfully manage diabetes, the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital diabetes education department is to offer a class 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Conference Center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2. A physician referral is required to participate in the class.

The course has a fee billable to insurance and pre-registration is required for attendance. Financial assistance is available through ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation's Diabetes Fund.

For more information, call Shirley Conley at (419) 436-6629.



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