Smith graduates from highway patrol
A Tiffin man was among 81 State Highway Patrol cadets to graduate from the patrol's 153rd academy class Feb. 8.
According to a release from the State Highway Patrol, Joshua P. Smith graduated after 22 weeks of intense paramilitary training which included core values, crash investigation, criminal and traffic law, detection of impaired drivers, firearms, physical fitness and self-defense. The cadets also received training in motor vehicle operations.
Smith received special honors for top performance in physical fitness, according to the release.
He has been assigned to Milan post.
Library closed for President's Day
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to be closed Monday in observance of President's Day.
The library is to reopen Tuesday with regular hours.
Library directors to meet
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library Board of Directors is to meet at noon Tuesday in the Junior Home Room.
Teen essay contest
The Teen Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a writing contest for teens in recognition of National Optimism Month.
Participants are asked to write an essay explaining what optimism means to them and who has helped develop optimism in their life. The contest is open for teens grades 6-12 and entries are due by March 11 in the Junior Library.
For more information visit the library's Facebook page, the library's website at www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us or send an e-mail to
Group to read 'The Tiger's Wife'
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's adult book discussion group, "Let's Talk About It," has announced the title for the next meeting at 10:30 a.m. March 7 in the Junior Home Room.
The book to be discussed is Tea Obreht's, "The Tiger's Wife." Copies of the book are available at the information desk and refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mystery Night at the library
CLYDE/GREEN SPRINGS -The Clyde Public Library is to present "The Clyde Casanova Gets His Just Desserts" at 7 p.m. Friday.
Join friends as teams of assistant detectives and interview persons of interest, view forensic results and crime scene materials and determine the who, why and how of the murder mystery.
Parental guidance is suggested for those younger than 14. Successful sleuths can win prizes. Registration is required and the program is free of charge.
Arrive by 7 p.m. as the library is to be closed at the time of the event. For more information or to register, call (419) 547-7174.
Scholarship for Bloom students
BLOOMVILLE - Applications for the 2013 Bloomville Lions Jim Newlove and Evelyn and Jerry Lutz Memorial Scholarship have been distributed to area schools. There are five $800 scholarships available for Bloom Township graduating seniors.
To date, 55 seniors have been awarded scholarships totaling over $15,000 over the past 23 years through donations and the Bloomville Lions Golf Scramble.
For more infromation, call Bloomville Lions secretary Dave Zartman at (419) 983-2475.
Business council to meet
The Tiffin City Board of Education Business Advisory Council is to meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Administration Building in the conference room.
Vanguard-Sentiniel FFA hosts contest
Tiffin-Sentinel FFA hosted nine schools in the District 4 FFA Ag Sales contest Jan. 26. Students prepared sales presentaions, handled customer complaints and participated in a written test about sales and service.
Clyde FFA and Fremont Ross FFA satellite schools of Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology centers took home top honors that evening. The team of Travis Zimmerman, Jimmy Lauer, Tim Goshe, and Andrew Kiesel from Sentinel placed ninth overall.
Judges were Bryan Zimmerman, Sam Burnside, Andrew Kimmet, Randy Frankart, Jeff and Jason Fox, Ashley Burger, Tim Baum, Ron Wurm, Matt Lawson, Amelia Roser, Josh Bennett and Claudia Anyway.
Students give back to community
Tiffin City Schools is launching a student-based community service initiative where members of the community can request volunteers to help with projects.
Student volunteers can be requested through the Tiffin City School District website, www.tiffin.k12.oh.us, in the quick links section through the "Need help from our students" button.
For more information, contact Amy Schwarts at (419) 447-2515.
Playing for charity
Students at Tiffin Columbian are to participate in several competitions beginning Feb. 25 to raise money for charity and build sportsmanship among their classmates.
Activities include are tug of war, backward run, banana pass, jump rope and other games.
Elementary hosts blood drive
Washington K-1 is to host a Red Cross Blood Drive March 5.
This month students learned about blood and that blood donations can save lives.
Business program accepting applications
Ohio Business Week is accepting applications for its 2013 summer program. The week-long residential program is managed by the Ohio Business Week Foundation and assists in high school students in the American free enterprise system.
The program is June 23-29 on the campuses of Ohio Dominican University and July 28-Aug. 3 at Yongstown State University. Space is limited to 250 students.
The full cost of attendance is $850, however each student accepted to OBW would receive a $500 scholarship from a business, civic organization, foundation or individual to attend the program. Also, there is a $350 commitment fee to attend and financial aid is available.
A $50 early bird discount is to be given to students who apply before Feb. 28.
For more information or to apply, call (888) 377-7419 or visit www.ohiobusinessweek.org.
The third grade guarantee
COLUMBUS - Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee is part an education policy backed by Gov. John Kasich and approved by state lawmakers in spring 2012 as part of Senate Bill 316.
According to the legistation, schools cannot promote students entering third grade in 2013-14 to fourth grade if they score below a certain level on the state reading test. That level is slightly below a passing score on the state reading test, the Ohio Achievement Assessment.
Exceptions apply to students who are learning English and in special education programs and to students who have been behind in reading in past years, have been held back before and have received extra help. Students also can be promoted if they pass a state-approved alternate reading test.
Heidelberg hosts former executive
Heidelberg University School of Business is to host an executive-in-residence of the spring semester Thursday and Friday, featuring former Owens-Illinois Inc. exec Ed White.
White was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Owens-Illinois before his retirement in June after 38 years with the company.
The executive-in-residence program provides students with career advice and a link to the corporate world.
White will lead a nine-member panel discusionon career preparation Thursday for Heidelberg business students. White is to visit several classes Friday, lecturing incorporate finance, business administration and strategic management and is to interact with students and parents as part of the Heidelberg School of Business's Admissions Preview Day.
Joining White on the panel:
Stacy Cox, senior vice president of Croghan Colonial Bank and chair of the Berg Business Board.
Eric Willman, Old Fort Banking Co.
James Hill, 30 years experience establishing, managing and growing information technology businesses.
Anne Martin, vice president of human resources at National Machinery Co.
Brett Hohnson, Crogan Colonial Bank.
Barry Luse, senior vice president and trust officer at Croghan Colonial Bank.
Jon Laux, certified public accountant.
Charles Nagy, tresurer of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
TU professor to co-present
Jonathan Appel, associate professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Tiffin University, is to co-present research at the annual American Counseling Association Conference March in Cincinnati.
Appel is to discuss how the family system concept of "differentiation of self" is related to specific measurements of "mindfulness," a concept rooted in Buddhism.
Co-presenting with Appel is his wife, Dohee Kim-Appel, associate professor in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Ursuline College.
TU business summit
Tiffin University's School of Business is to host the second annual Summit to Success at 2 p.m. Friday in the Osceola Theatre, located in Gillmor Student Center.
The summit is to aid in preparing students for success in the business world. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
The keynote speaker is Jeff Oravitz, president and CEO of Metokote Corp. He joined MetoKote in 2005 and has served as vice president of North American Operations, global vice president of Business Development and on the company's board of directors.
TU music director goes national
Brad Rees, Tiffin University music department director, has been invited to serve as a participant at a choral directors' roundtable at the national convention for the American Choral Directors Association in Dallas.
Rees also led the performance of TU's a cappella group, Up in the Air, at the Ohio Music Education Association annual conference and is serving as judge at several choir competitions in Ohio and Indiana.
Nathan Santos, TU commercial music director, is serving as guest conductor for two high school honors vocal jazz ensembles in Pennsylvania this winter. The PMEA District 6 honors vocal jazz ensemble met in Johnstown in February, and the District 7 honors vocal jazz ensemble meets in Mechanicsburg in March.
TU to celebrate black History Month
Tiffin University is celebrating Black History Month with events for students, staff and the community to attend.
February is Black History Month, during which time African Americans celebrate their heritage.
Student African American Brotherhood, Student African American Sisterhood for Equality, Black United Students and the Office of Institutional Diversity are hosting movie nights, luncheons, socials, discussions, poetry slams and "a moment in black history" series and game show.
There are 1,521 African American students enrolled at TU and 15 full-time African American faculty members.
For a list of events visit, www.tiffin.edu/news/tiffin-university-celebrates-black-history-month-2013.
Former Terra staffer gets Fulbright Award
PIPESTONE, MN -Ric Shrubb, president of Minnesota West Community & Technical College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to exchange students and agriculture faculty with Russia to advance substance farming techniques in Russia during the 2013 academic year.
Shrubb is a former vice president of Academic & Student Affairs at Terra Community College.
Dayton dean's list
DAYTON - Area students named to the University of Dayton's fall dean's list include Alexandria Digby, Andrianna Iannantuono, George Iannantuono, and Justin Reinhart of Fostoria; Jarrod Wurm of Republic; Sam Arnold and Joan Poland of Tiffin; and Kyle Frobose of Upper Sandusky.
Hocking College dean's list
NELSONVILLE -Area students on Hocking College dean's list for the fall semester include Andrew Hendricks of Alvada and Jordan Zartman of Tiffin.
Bluffton dean's list
BLUFFTON - Area students named to Bluffton University dean's list for the fall term include Sarah Bernard of Attica; Randy Lambert and Eric Wilfer of Bloomville; and Amanda Cholodewitsch, Daniel Williams and Courtney Wringer of Tiffin.
Local graduates from law school
LANSING, Mich. - Ryan Good, of Hesperia, Mich., graduated cum laude from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Jan. 20.
Good was on the dean's list and honor roll. Good also is a graduate of the University of Toledo and St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in Fremont.
Good is the son of Jeff and Judy Good and he and his wife, Christa Sturtevant-Good have three children, Caleb, Aydan and Elaina.
Ohio State University list
COLUMBUS - Area students named to the Ohio State University dean's list for the fall quarter include Maggie R. Burney, Grant E. Niedermier, Joshua J. Senn and Brooke E. Siesel of Attica; Sarah L. Agee, Alison M. Fields, Kelsey M. Layne, Nicole L Steinmetz and Eric Norman Eberhard of Bellevue; Taylor A. Hanes, Kalli A. Luhring, Aaron Weisenauer and Jared B. Wurm of Bloomville; Aaron J. Bishop, Jared R. Cox, Christopher D. Eidson, Cody M. Ellis, Adam Dornbirer, Hannah E. Hoover, Millissa K. Johnson, Kassidy Katona, Alicia P. Knipp, Brandon D. Kocher, Alyse M. McBride, Amanda J. McCoy, Jennifer L. Miller, Matt C. Moser, Michael L. Moser, Christa A. Reffey, Gabrielle R. Richardson, Talon D. Rittenhour, Trenton A. Rowland, Tori N. Schimpf, Donald R. Shumaker, Austin T. Smith, John M. Spears, Andrew W. Spiegel, Nikki G. Stuckert, Jessica Thompson amd Ashely M. Zornes of Bucyrus; Emily M. Harris of Carey; Lindsay A. Crockett, Ellen C. Hoy, Sonya J. Kwiatkowski, Cody W. Rine and Jessica L. Wasserman of Clyde-Green Springs; Alex D. Cramer, Emily A. Cramer, Lyn S. Drive, Justin D. Hammer, Katonya C. Lawson, Mary Ellen McAllister, Quniton W. Noel, Meghan E. St. Clair and Zeb Walters of Fostoria; Erika M. Coldiron and Craig J. Parker of McCutchenville; Rebecca L. Kimmet of New Riegel; Roni E. Good of Old Fort; Jonathan L Phillips of Republic; Ashley Cooper, Casey L. Edgington, Kara S. McCarthy and Jonathon J. Morter of Sycamore; Douglas J. Bouillon, Nathan R. Burns, Stephanie R. Creamer, Benjamin L. Davis, Megan Depinet, Bradley D. Frankart, Megan S. Gibson, Adam J. Hohman, Nick A. Hohman, Nicholas, J. Huffmon, Ashely M. Jackson, Tyler J. Knaplund, Austin, T. Magrum, Zachery T. Murphy, Ross J. Newlove, Gregory J. Reinhart, Olivia N. Riedy, Ryan J. Tran, Carly R. Yanni and Victoria Q. Zepp of Tiffin; and Trevor J. Barth, Shelby A. Caldwell, Jessica G. Creamer, Patricia D. Cortez, Rakay D. Kin, Haley M. Miller, Lauren A. Miller, Gwyneth A. O'Flaherty, Akshar Patel, Sydney R. Piecha, Jordan A. Patton, Ryan T. Rettig, Erin M. Rife, Cheri L. Schoenberger, Jakob A. Searfoss, Alec P. Stansbery and Abigail R. Warfel, of Upper Sandusky.
OSU fall graduates
COLUMBUS -Area students who graduating from The Ohio State University during Autumn Quarter 2012 include Jacob W. Chatlain, bachelor's in human ecology, Kaleigh A. Henak, bachelor's in arts, Jeffrey F. Hope, bachelor's in science education, Ashley C. Horsley, master's in education, Jennifer L. Miller, bachelor's in business administration, and Cody D. Schifer, associate's in arts, of Bucyrus; Shelby E. Walton, master's in education, Clyde-Green Springs; Aliesha P. Boonie, bachelor's in arts, of Sycamore; Aaron J. Banks, bachelor's of arts, Douglas J. Bouillon, bachelor's of arts, Lindsay M. Bloom, associate's in applied science, Jordann E. Dillard, bachelor's of arts, Adam J. Hohman, bachelor's in pharmaceutical sciences, Audrey R. Neal, bachelor's of science in agriculture, and Victoria Q. Zepp, associates of arts, of Tiffin; Roni E. Good of Old Fort; Julia M. Colman, bachelor's of arts, and Chelcie M. Rutter, associate's of applied science, of Fostoria; Melissa S. Gallant, bachelor's of science in administration, Todd S. Karg, bachelor's of science environment and resourses, Lauren A. Miller, bachelor's of arts, Ryan T. Rettig, bachelor's of business administration, and Katherine S. Seman, master's of arts, of Upper Sandusky.
Cole W. Howey
Air Force Airman Cole W. Howey graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman 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.
Howey is the son of Chad and Yvette Howey of Clyde. He is a 2012 graduate of Clyde High School.
Gregory A. Davisson
Marine Corps Pvt. Gregory A. Davisson, son of Ann Szablewski and Doug Davisson, both of Tiffin, earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.
For 13 weeks, Davisson stayed committed during some of the world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment.
One week prior to graduation, Davisson endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.
Davisson is a 2012 graduate of Columbian High School, Tiffin.
St. Joseph Credit Union recognized
BauerFinancial Inc., the nation's leading credit union rating and research firm, has recognized Tiffin St. Joseph Federal Credit Union with a 5-star rating. To earn the superior rating, Tiffin St. Joseph Federal Credit Union must excel in areas of capital, asset quality, profitability and more. This is Tiffin St. Joseph Federal Credit Union's 12th consecutive quarter for the rating.
Established in 1952, Tiffin St. Joseph Federal Credit Union has been serving the needs of its members for 61 years. It operates through two offices in Tiffin and online at www.tsjfcu.org.
Tiffin St. Joseph Federal Credit Union is a member of the NCUA and is an Equal Housing Lender.
Fostoria hospital hosts support group
FOSTORIA Friends Helping Friends Cope, a women's cancer survivor support group, is to meet 6 7 p.m. Tuesday at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. This support group is free.
Friends Helping Friends Cope was developed as an extended support service for women who have survived any form of cancer, as well as their family members and the 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 or visit www.promedica.org/fostoria.
Consider donating in February
Every day, hospital patients depend on steady and consistent blood donations from volunteer donors for the ongoing and emergency medical care. Since February is American Heart Month, it's a great time to put your heart into a worthwhile cause: donating blood at an American Red Cross blood drive to help hospital patients who require blood transfusion.
Since 1963, the president of the United States has proclaimed February as American Heart Month.
"Donating blood, and sharing your good health with others less fortunate, is a great way to observe this annual event," said Tiffany Gradel, spokesperson for Western Lake Erie Blood Services of the Red Cross.