Social worker recognized
Lisa Stine, Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services social worker, was named the Public Children Services Association of Ohio Outstanding Child Protection Worker of the Year for exemplary work with children and families.
Stine was presented the award at the annual PCSAO meeting in Columbus on Oct. 24.
Crafters, vendors sought
Historic Lyme Village is seeking crafters and vendors for the second annual Holiday Craft and Gift Market.
The event is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1 and noon-4p.m. Dec. 2 at Historic Lyme Village. The cost is $20 per table.
For information, contact the village at (419) 483-4949. Space is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library million dollar friends
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library will host its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Frost Kalnow Room.
Featured will be Della Shawn Laird, wife of Tiffin's first millionaire.
Laird is to share the history of Tiffin and Victorian customs.
Friends will be able to enjoy tea and light refreshments.
The program will be preceded by the friends' business meeting with current and old business being discussed.
The program and the business meeting are open to the public.
For more information, call the library at (419) 447-3751.
Visit T-SPL to build 'houses'
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library announces the return of "Make a Gingerbread (Style) House" just in time for the holidays.
The program is 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Frost Kalnow Room. Family members of all ages can stop by, and registration is needed by Nov. 26.
Families are to create gingerbread-style houses with graham crackers and icing.
Participants are asked to bring one package of graham crackers, decorations for the house. "Glue" will be provided.
Decorations can be old Halloween candy, stale cereal, marshmallows or other items. No colored sugar.
The event is free, but space and supplies are limited.
To register, call (419) 447-3751 or stop by the junior department.
Library to host Thanksgiving fun
BLOOMVILLE -Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host a Gobble, Gobble Craft Night at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19.
This event is for children in grades K-4 and participants will be making a turkey, sharing the story "Thanksgiving Day," by Anne Rockwell, and making a story bracelet. Snacks and refreshments also will be provided.
For more information, contact the library at (419) 983-4675.
School finance records available
The basic financial statements of the Tiffin City School District for the fiscal year that ended June 30 are complete and available for inspection at the office of the treasurer, 244 S. Monroe St.
Developmental Disabilities board to meet
The Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities will have its regularly scheduled board meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Seneca County Opportunity Center, 780 E. CR 20.
Adult only craft night
The North Cntral Ohio Educational Service Center will hold an adults-only craft night 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 13. at the Family Learning Center at Sentinel.
Registration is required.
For more information, call (419) 447-7674.
Career Day Friday
Sentinel Career and Technology Center is to host an eigth-grade Career Day Friday.
Schools participating are Tiffin Middle School, Calvert High School, Fostoria Middle School, Old Fort High School and Bettsville High School.
Students will be introduced to career fields they may have an interest in pursuing during high school and or after graduation.
Tiffin-Sentinel FFA attends conference
Members of Tiffin-Sentinel FFA attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis for the Rally for Hunger event Oct. 23-27.
Members in attendance included Elaine Pahl, Sarah Goshe, Eva Pahl, Tim Goshe, Alexis Pahl, Andrew Keisel, Leticia Bernardes, Jimmy Lauer, Travis Zimmerman, Zach Vogel, Amy Covert, Morgan Casey, and Tommy Hoover.
Fostoria City Schools give back
FOSTORIA - The students and staff of Fostoria City Schools are to host a Thanksgiving Dinner 11a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Fostoria Jr./Sr. High School cafeteria.
Dinner will be at no cost.
The menu includes roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, corn, rolls and pumpkin pie.
For more information, call Fostoria City Schools at (419) 436-4100.
Seneca East to present show
ATTICA - Seneca East Choral Department will be presenting the eighth annual Renaissance Madrigal titled "The Ring of Truth" at 6 p.m Dec. 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Seneca East School Auditeria.
To reserve a ticket by Nov. 26, call (419) 426-3312 ext. 5034.
'Berg celebrates veterans
Heidelberg University is to host a Veterans Day ceremony at 11a.m. Nov. 12 in front of Beeghly Library on Heidelberg's campus.
Guest speakers include Provost Dave Weininger, the Rev. Paul Stark, Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz and Heidelberg alum Brett Green.
There will be refreshments provided afterwards in the library atrium.
TU sets International Education Week
Tiffin University will be participating in International Education Week with a weeklong series of events beginning Monday.
All events are open to the public and include:
International Education Week Fair, 11a.m.-1 p.m. Monday in the Gillmor Student Center lobby.
Twenty-second annual International Flag Ceremony, 3-4 p.m. Tuesday in Osceola Theatre.
Presentation by Joe Moore, director of the International Cultural Center, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday in Chisholm Auditorium located in Franks Hall.
International Game Night, 7-10 p.m. Thursday on the second-floor of the Heminger Center.
Muslim Prayer Demonstration, 1-2:30 p.m. Friday in Hayes Chapel.
Cricket instruction and game, 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the Heminger Center Turf Field.
For further information contact Rachel Crooks, director of International Student Services, at (419) 448-3369.
Presidential inauguration Friday
FREMONT Jerome E. Webster is to officially become Terra State Community College's sixth president during an inaugural ceremony Friday at the college.
Webster took over as president July 1.
The event will begin with the inauguration academic procession. Representatives from the trustees, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, students, emeriti, past presidents, regional colleges and universities, partnering institutions and affiliated professional organizations are to process into the Student Activities Center.
Representatives from the constituencies Terra serves are to provide a series of short messages during the ceremony.
Carl Koebel, chair of the Terra State Community College Board of Trustees, is to present Webster with the college medallion which symbolizes the official transfer of power of leadership as the college's chief executive officer.
An inaugural reception is to follow in the atrium of Building B.
For more information, call (419) 559-2379 or email email@example.com.
Two join Heidelberg health center staff
Heidelberg University's Stoner Health Center has welcomed two new staff members. Licensed professional counselor Erin Perry has joined the staff as a counselor, as has intern Sara Chapman.
Perry received her bachelor's degree from Heidelberg in early childhood education and her master's degree in counseling in 2011. She completed her clinical training at the Christian Counseling Center, St. Francis Home, and the health center. She also works at New Transitions Counseling.
Chapman, a 2010 graduate of The Ohio State University, plans to complete her master's degree from Heidelberg's graduate counseling program in 2013. She has been active as a classroom and residence hall guest speaker, and will be completing assessments and screenings for the health center. She is currently coordinating the Choices Program, a sanction program for students with a judicial alcohol
The health center also said good-bye to Lea Frank, licensed professional clinical counselor, with 20 years of service. Frank left to spend more time with her family.
Heidelberg athletic training students receive gift
Each fall for the past several years, Heidelberg University athletic training students have served as medical volunteers at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. In addition to gaining valuable hands-on experience, this year's group brought home a very special memory - and a medal.
As sophomore Ashley Kessler, junior Genna Fusco and senior Erika Danver stood at their post, waiting for runners to finish the race, one of the runners approached the trio just beyond the finish line. The group thought they were needed to provide medical assistance, but that was not the case.
"The runner emotionally explained that he had run the marathon in honor of his friend, William Caviness, who had passed away last year at the marathon, just 500 yards from the finish line," Fusco said.
Caviness was a firefighter from North Carolina, a husband and father. The students were familiar with his story, having volunteered at the event last year. His friend, who had just completed the marathon, pulled out a beautiful medal and handed it to the girls to honor the memory of his friend.
"All of us had chills and our eyes were filled with tears," Fusco said. "There were 20,000 volunteers working the marathon and more than 45,000 runners, and he chose three Heidelberg students to give the medal to."
"We were all humbled and amazed, and truly learned the value of service to others," Fusco said. "We will celebrate the memory of Mr. Caviness, his service as a firefighter and his life, as promised."
The athletic training staff is planning to display the medal and story on
Bing part of professor's book
In October, Heidelberg University political science professor John Bing hosted distinguished scholar Daniel Horowitz, who gave a talk on "American Exceptionalism" to Heidelberg students.
Horowitz, a noted historian and scholar, is professor emeritus of American Studies at Smith College whose work focused on the history of consumer culture and social criticism in the U.S. during the 20th Century.
He came to campus to interview Bing for a new book he is writing about Yale University graduates and their lives from the tranquil 1950s to the turbulent 1960s.
'Berg instructor's artwork featured
Artwork by Beth McKinney, an instructor of English at Heidelberg University, was featured in the Oct. 15 weekly highlight of "SmokeLong Quarterly."
The oil-on-canvas painting, titled "Forcefield," illustrates "Moms' Advice," written by Amy Denham, and was created at the author's request.
"SmokeLong" publishes exclusively flash fiction with accompanying artwork.
Tiffin resident gets early intervention certification
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Department of Disabilities recently announced Marsha Rump of Tiffin has completed her home consultant certification from a nationally recognized early intervention program for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The P.L.A.Y. Project certification is an intensive 12- to 18-month training program for early intervention professionals with advanced degrees in child development or demonstrated superior knowledge and experience with special children.
DODD provides funding, coordination and support for P.L.A.Y. Project training for Ohio's County Boards of Developmental Disabilities. The training will bring a new level of specialized expertise within the boards' early intervention programs.
Rump, an early intervention professional, contracts with Clearwater Council of Governments to provide P.L.A.Y. home consultant services. The Clearwater COG serves individuals with developmental disabilities in Crawford, Erie, Huron, Marion, Morrow, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot counties.
For information, visit www.clearwatercog.org.
Cobb receives leadership award
FOSTORIA - Matt Cobb, supervisor, environmental services, was recognized as the recipient of the quarterly ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital "Big Kahuna" leadership award. Matt was selected by fellow leader and past recipient of the award, Nancy Krause.
"I am truly honored to receive this award as it means a great deal to me," Cobb said. "I have the pleasure of working with a wonderful team and I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital family."
Cobb joined the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital team four years ago, and boasts 14 years of management experience in the area of environmental services in healthcare facilities.
Cobb, a Fremont native, has participated in a number of community service programs and events through the hospital including United Way Days of Care, FCH Gives Back leadership volunteer projects, American Heart Association Heart Walk. He also is an active member of Grace Community Church and served as a youth flag football coach at the Fremont YMCA for 12 years.
Outside of work, Cobb enjoys spending time with his family including his wife, Michelle; children, Angela (Lupe), Matthew Jr. and Dominick; and grandchildren, Alexander, Alize, Serenity, and Addyson. Cobbs are expecting another child, Henry Thomas, in December.
Fostoria Community Hospital hosts support group
FOSTORIA - Friends Helping Friends Cope, a women's cancer survivor support group, is to meet 67 p.m. Nov. 20 at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. The group is free and open to the public.
Friends Helping Friends Cope was developed as an extended support service for women who have survived any form of cancer, as well as family members and interested public. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month in the conference center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2.
For information, call Kim Willford at (419) 436-6626.
Low-vision support group to meet Tuesday
Visually-impaired seniors may attend a support group for individuals with low vision. The group is to meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave. The topic of this month's session is "Low Vision ... High Potential" with guests Tracy Williams, O.D., and Greg Pusateri, O.D. (Spectrios Institute).
To reserve a seat or for information, contact Jane Cook, director of nursing, at (419) 447-2723.