Fairhaven interim administrator named
UPPER SANDUSKY - Fairhaven Community, an Ohio-based non-profit dedicated to celebrating the spirit of older adults, has named Cydney Bare as interim administrator of the community.
Bare joins Fairhaven, a United Church Homes community, with several years of experience working with older adults. Most recently she served as the administrator of Westlake Healthcare Center in Westlake. She earned a master of business administration in finance and marketing from Case Western Reserve University in 2000 and a bachelor's degree in neuroscience from the University of Rochester in 1995. Since 2009, Bare has been certified as a nursing home administrator through the American College of Health Care Administrators and is currently president of the Ohio chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators.
Bare lives in Westlake with her therapy dog, Norman. Norman also will join the Fairhaven family as resident pet therapy program.
CROSSWAEH board to meet
The CROSSWAEH Facility Governing Board and Judicial Advisory Board are to meet at 1 p.m. Friday at CROSSWAEH Correctional Center on SR 100.
Fostoria Foundation announces officers
FOSTORIA - The board of trustees of the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Inc. elected Bridgett Mundy, president, and Chris Widman, vice president, for 2013-2014. Aaron Smith is to continue to serve as board treasurer and Executive Director Michele Cochran is to serve as standing secretary of the board.
Mundy is employed by Blanchard Valley Continuing Care Services as the administrator of Independence House and Birchaven Village. She is a board member with the Macklin Intergenerational Institute, Fostoria Early Childhood Center and executive committee board member for Fostoria Economic Development Corporation. She resides in rural Fostoria with her husband Jason and their two daughters, Isabelle and Lilianne.
Widman is the executive director of the Good Shepherd Home, a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community associated with the Church of the Brethren in Fostoria. He serves on the Boards of ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, the Leading Age Ohio Foundation, the Fellowship of Brethren Homes and Tiffin Jr. Basketball. He resides in Clinton Township with his wife, Joni, and their three children, Alanna, Eline and Noah.
Additionally, Chris Posey has been elected to serve as a new board trustee. A long-time supporter of Greater Fostoria Community Foundation activities, he is the co-owner and secretary of Posey Excavating Inc. in Bascom.
Other members of the board of trustees include immediate past president Mark Baker, Dr. A.K. Basu, Angela Briggs, Cheryl Buckland, Ronald Burns, Barbara Hoening, John Irwin, Karl Kerschner, Charles Knight, Donald Miller, Judy Miller, William Reineke Sr. and Eugene Schalk.
Williams graduates from basic training
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Zachary L. Williams graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Williams completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Williams is the son of Shannon Williams of South U.S. 23, Alvada.
He is a 2012 graduate of New Riegel High School.
Knitting at the library
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a series of beginning knitting classes 1:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27 in the Junior Home Room.
The event is open to all ages and participants can learn to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.
Participants should bring solid light-colored, worsted-weight yarn and knitting needles, US size 7, 8 or 9. A limited amount of practice yern and needles will be available. The class is especially for those without any prior knitting knowledge, but those needing a knitting refresher are welcome.
The program is free and open to the public. To register, call the library at (419) 447-3751, at the check-out desk, or go the library's events calendar at www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us.
Learn the basics of patent law
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host "Learn the Basics of Patent Law," a program on inventions, patents and intellectual property, at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Frost Kalnow Room.
Jacob Ward, a patent attorney from Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC of Perrysburg and Detroit is to discuss intellectual property, local patents and how to obtain a patent covering an invention. Ward is to focus on what inventors need to know about the new patent laws under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the first major overhaul of U.S. patent laws in 60 years.
Register by calling (419) 447-3751, at the circulation desk or online at www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us.
Library receives $6,000
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's Senior Citizen Outreach program has received a grant of $6,000 from the Allen Eiry Fund of the Columbus Foundation.
This is the 27th year that Allen Eiry has donated money to the library for its original programming for senior citizens throughout the country.
The goal of the Senior Citizen Outreach program is to stimulate and amuse Seneca County's senior citizens. Janet Kimmet, T-SPL senior program coordinator, presents new programs every month to nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
February computer classes at T-SPL
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced computer classes for the month of February.
Beginning Internet computer class for adults, 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 6.
Email computer class for adults, 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 7.
Online Resources for Readers computer class for adults, 11 a.m. -noon Feb. 9.
Find Your High School Sweetheart in the Seneca County Digital Library computer class for adults, 2-3 p.m. Feb. 12.
Searching the Internet computer class for adults, 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 13.
Introduction to Publisher computer class for adults, 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 19.
Introduction to Excel computer class for adults, 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 20.
All About Digital Photos computer class for adults, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 21.
Intermediate Excel computer class for adults, 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 27.
All classes will be held at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. For informatino or to register, call (419) 447-3751.
Book group topic announced
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's adult book discussion group, "Let's Talk About It," is to discuss "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strought at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 7 in the Junior Home Room.
Copies of the book now are available at the information desk. For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read, see "Moneyball"
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a book discussion on "The Moneyball" by Michael Lewis as part of the "Read It-See It" series with The Ritz Theatre at 2 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Frost Kalnow Room.
Copies of the book are available now at the library's information desk.
The Ritz Theatre will feature the motion picture "Moneyball" starring Brad Pitt at 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Patrons can present their library card and get free popcorn.
For more information, call (419) 447-3751.
Bliss to host annual book sale
BLOOMVILLE - Friends of Bliss Memorial Public Library will have their annual book sale Jan. 25-Feb. 2.
There will be an array of items to choose from such as adult and juvenile fiction, non-fiction, mystery, western, romance, VHS and magazines.
All proceeds go to Bliss Memorial Public Library.
Program committee to meet
The Tiffin City Board of Education program committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday at the Administration Building in the conference room on the third floor.
Chili and Jeopardy canceled
The annual Chili Cook-off and Community in Jeopardy, sponsored by Columbian High School Key club and Kiwanis Club Family, scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
2013 Peacemaker's award is Jan. 21
The Tiffin Seneca Martin Luther King Committee is to present the 2013 Peacemaker's Award Jan. 21.
The award is presented to an individual or individuals who direct their efforts toward building a better community in the spirit of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Nominations for the award are closed.
For more information, call (419) 448-2106.
Leadership workshop planned
The Situational Leadership Workshop is a one-day professional development opportunity that is a strategic and effective method for managing and developing people.
The next workshop is 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Tiffin campus of North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 W. Market St., Suite A.
Registration included materials and lunch and the cost is $75 per participant.
For more information or to register, contact Debbie Husk at (419) 447-2027.
NCOESC board to meet
MARION -The 2013 Organizational meeting of the North Central Ohio ESC Board of Governors is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the North Central Ohio ESC Marion Office, 333 E. Center St., Marion.
The regular January meeting will immediately follow the organizational meeting.
H-L board to meet
BASCOM -The Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education is to have a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the school's Distance Learning Lab.
MLK Jr. Day celebration set
The Tiffin-Seneca Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Community Celebration and dinner is to begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 21 with the program "Continuing Dr. King's Dream of Creating a Better World," by Marshall Rose, beginning at 7:15 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church.
The program is free and open to the public.
Reservations for dinner must be made before Thursday by contacting Jill Earl at (419) 448-3264. Dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children between ages 4-10.
Lakota High School student of month
KANSAS - Jessica Walter has been selected by the staff of Lakota High School as the December 2012 student of the month.
Walter is the daughter of Brian and Jeannie Walter of Bradner.
McPherson Jan. students
CLYDE/GREEN SPRINGS -Clyde-Green Springs McPherson Middle School has named the January students of the month.
Those students are Sklyer Andres, Paige Brown, Owen Combs, Chris Hatlay, Josh Jenne and Cheyenne Stedman.
Lakota students inducted into honor society
KANSAS -The following students were recently tapped for membership into the Lakota chapter of the National Honor Society. Students were selected on the qualities of scholarship, leadership, service and character.
Students tapped were Alaina Bickford, Mac Flanagan, Sierra Harris, Kyleigh Harrison, Marissa Hicks, William Jenne, Tiffany Johnson, Brittany Kerlin, Gates McGough, Morgan Mowry, Jack Raymond, Cariss Reese and Taylor Smith.
Students will be officially inducted at the honors banquet May 2.
FFA Scholarship available
NEW WASHINGTON -The Gary E. Green Memorial FFA Scholarship Committee is seeking applications for two, $1,000 scholarships to be awarded.
Applicants must be either a current or former Buckeye Central FFA Member currently or planning on being enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university program with preference to those in an agriculturally related field, and students who have exhibited strong character through teamwork, excellence, integrity, and service in the Buckeye Central FFA program and community.
Applications can be picked up at the high school office, in the agriculture classroom or email Tyler Pope at email@example.com. Applications are due at 3 p.m. Jan. 30.
Mohawk FFA members honored
Twenty members of Mohawk FFA Chapter received the Greenhand Degree at a Dec. 3 meeting. Members were Jena Baum, Chelsy Mattox, Blaec Kearns, Michael Shaw, Caleb Bollinger, Sara Spencer, Jordon Wheeler, Paige Sigler, Morgan Edgington, Austin Miller, Joanie Lininger, Aaron Williams, Megan Cleveland, Logan Reinhart, Dominic Smith, Katie Pinkston, Tori Chaney, Cambria Kohlenberg, Vanessa Stull and Meghan Ohl.
To earn this degree, first-year members must be enrolled in agricultural education class, have a plan for their supervised agriculture experience, and explain FFA fundamentals. During the ceremony, the FFA officers welcomed and handed out pins and certificates to the Greenhands.
Heidelberg to host poetry day
Heidelberg University is hosting a William Stafford Poetry Day at 11 a.m. Thursday in Herbster Chapel. The event is free.
Organist featured in recital
Organist, Joan McConnell is to be featured in a faculty recital at 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at Trinity United Church of Christ, Tiffin. The event is free.
Woodwind quintet concert planned
Heidelberg University is to feature the Heidelberg Woodwind Quintet Concert at 11 a.m. Jan. 29 at The University Commons.
'Berg stages faculty symposium
Heidelberg University will feature a faculty research symposium at 3 p.m. Feb. 7 in Adams Hall.
'Berg to host open house
Heidelberg University President's Day Admission Open House is 8:30
a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 18.
For more information or for reservations, call (800) 434-3352.
Student research conference set
Heidelberg University is to feature a student research conference, "Minds at Work," 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 21. The event is free.
TU celebrates diversity
Tiffin University students are to celebrate the life and message of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 75 N. Sandusky St.
The event is sponsored by the Seneca County Martin Luther King Day Planning Committee.
Mark Butler, manager of diversity and inclusion at Marathon Petroleum Company LP, will be the featured speaker. Butler is nationally recognized as a thought leader in regard to diversity and inclusion.
Arts, crafts offered at Terra State
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
Ballroom Dancing, Level 1 Instructors: Timothy and Annessia Nyman. 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays from Jan. 28 through March 4 or March 25 through May 6. Cost: $80 per couple.
Ballroom Dancing, Level 2 Instructors: Timothy and Annessia Nyman. 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays from Jan. 28 through March 4 or March 25 through May 6. Cost: $80 per couple.
Basket Weaving Basics Instructor: Marty Willis. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 5 through 26. Cost: $60, plus $35 for materials payable to the
Basket Weaving with Wooden Bases Instructor: Marty Willis. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays from March 19 through April 9. Cost: $60, plus $35 for materials payable to instructor.
Beginning Sewing Instructor: Richana Smith. 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays from May 7 -21. Cost: $49.
Intermediate Sewing Instructor: Richana Smith. 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays from May 28 through June 11. Cost: $49.
Stained Glass Mosaics Instructor: Steve Noblet. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Cost, including all supplies and glass: $55.
Stained Glass Panels Instructor: Steve Noblet. 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 20 and 27. Cost, including all supplies and glass: $120.
Stained Glass Garden Ornament Instructor: Steve Noblet. 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 22. Cost, including supplies and glass: $55.
Floral Design Instructor: Mary Hill. 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays from April 3 through 24. Cost, including all materials: $160.
Beginning Chip Carving Instructor: Kent Cartwright. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays from April 4 through 25. Cost: $79.
Intermediate Chip Carving Instructor: Kent Cartwright. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays from May 2 through 23. Cost: $79.
Knitting for Beginners Instructor: Marty Montgomery. 6-8 p.m. Thursdays from April 16 through 30. Cost: $49.
Jewelry Making Instructor: Lynne Cartwright. Shaggy Loops Bracelet 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 4; Cascade of Hoops Earrings 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 11; and Beaded Wave Bracelet 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 18. Each class is $20.
To register or for more information, call Marsha Thiessen at, (419) 559-2255.
Terra State offers health courses
FREMONT - The Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra State Community College is offering several non-credit healthcare courses.
Pharmacy Technician Training Receive the training you need to become a certified pharmacy technician. This course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills needed to pass the CPhT exam. 5-9 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 20 through May 5. Cost: $899.
STNA Training After completing this 75-hour course, students will be prepared to take the state written and competency exam for state-tested nursing aide. There are sessions in February, April and June. Cost: $539.
American Heart Association CPR and BLS Certification This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills. Renewal 9 a.m.-noon, Feb. 1. Cost: $35. New certification 8 a.m.-noon, April 5. Cost: $45.
To register or for information, call Marsha Thiessen at (419) 559-2255.
University of Findlay fall graduates
FINDLAY -Approximately 168 students graduated from The University of Findlay in December.
Local students include Sarah Sickmiller of Alvada, master's in education; Bradley Scheiber of Attica, master's in education; Katherine Wilburn of Bellevue, master's in occupational therapy; Drew Bauman of Fostoria, master's in education; Jamie Kaczor of Fostoria, bachelor's in animal science, and Whitney Steyer of Tiffin, master's in occupational therapy.
Wright State dean's list
DAYTON -Local students named on the Wright State University dean's list include Benjamin Clouse of Alvada, Susanne Lange of Bloomville, Kaci Miller of Bloomville, Breann Smith of Bloomville, Kyle Bayes of Carey, Adam Niederkohr of Carey, Collin Snyder of Carey, Olivia Woodruff of Risingsun and Jamin Fuller of Tiffin.
Mercy College of Ohio dean's list
TOLEDO -Mandy Bonawit of Fostoria was on the dean's list for the summer semester at Mercy College of Ohio.
Students awarded honors for the fall semester included Elizabeth Gosche of Carey, Katelynd Reid of Fostoria, Kelly Martinez of Kansas, Brihanna Myers of New Riegel, Jenna Gottfried of Tiffin and Nathan Kessler of Tiffin.
Ohio Northern fall dean's list
ADA - Ohio Northern University has announced the students that have made the dean's list for the fall semester.
Those students include Kaylee Adams of Tiffin, daughter of Barbara Fry and Timothy Adams; Paige Krupp of Tiffin, daughter of Petter and Annette Krupp; Kyle L. Kwiat of Bloomville, son of Karen Kapelka Kwiat; Austin T. Price, of Tiffin, son of Keith and Linda Price; Kelly A. Racette of Tiffin, daughter of Raymond and Debra Racette; Samantha A. Riedlinger of Sycamore, daughter of Steven and Joann Riedlinger; Michelle C. Seislove of Tiffin, daughter of Ronald and Marilyn Seislove; and Cody E. Siebenaller of Fostoria, son of Joel and Susan Siebenaller.
Red Cross recommends getting flu shots now
FINDLAY - Widespread flu activity is being reported across much of the country and the American Red Cross urges people who have not yet had a flu vaccine to get vaccinated now.
The Red Cross also has steps people can take to prevent the spread of the flu virus during what the Centers for Disease Control says is the worst influenza outbreak in several years in the United States.
The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting someone against flu viruses.
In addition to getting vaccinated, the Red Cross has some simple steps people can take to help prevent the spread of the flu virus.Parents can also practice these things with their kids to help keep them well:
* Cover the nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing. If a tissue isn't available, cough or sneeze into the elbow, not the hands.
* Wash hands often, especially after coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand-rub.
* Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.
* Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
* Stay home if sick.
The common signs of influenza are high fever, severe body aches, headache, being extremely tired, sore throat, cough, runny or stuffy nose, and vomiting and/or diarrhea (more common in children).
If someone thinks they have the flu, their health-care provider should be consulted.
For more information, visit www.redcross.org.