Buy a chance at a new car
Baumann Auto Group is donating a choice of a new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, Hyundai Sonata, Buick Verano, Ford Fusion or a Dodge Dart to one lucky winner.
Community Hospice Care is to sell tickets for $5. The drawing is Sept. 28.
All proceeds are to benefit Community Hospice Care along with other surrounding area charities.
To purchase tickets, call (419) 447-4040 or (800) 834-8100 or visit 181 E. Perry St.
Kiwanis to host pancake lunch
FOSTORIA - The annual Fostoria Kiwanis Club Pancake Day fundraiser is 7 a.m.-7 p.m. March 7 at St. Wendelin Parish Life Center, 323 N. Wood St., Fostoria.
Pancake Day is the Fostoria Kiwanis Club's largest fundraiser, and includes all the pancakes you care to eat, sausages, coffee and orange juice. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for Golden Buckeye members, $3 for children five to 11 years old and free for children under five.
In addition to the meal, the club is to sell raffle tickets and a 50/50. Tickets will be sold for $1 each, 6 for $5, 12 for $10 or 25 for $20.
Proceeds from the sales will go toward the operation of the Fostoria Kiwanis Club. The club participates in community projects including providing new school shoes for needy children, car seat safety checks, and hosting an annual New Educators Luncheon and community Prayer breakfast.
For more information or to become a member, contact Amy Tehlewitz, president elect, at email@example.com.
Musical valentines fight cancer
FOSTORIA - Three quartets from the Fostoria Lake Plains Barbershop Chorus delivered Singing Valentines to men and women in Tiffin, Fostoria, Fremont and the surrounding areas on Valentine's Day. Singing Valentines is a joint event by Angels of Hope Survivors, a Fostoria Relay for Life team, and Fostoria Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. This was the 14th year for the event, and the efforts succeeded in raising over $2,500 this year to help fight cancer.
Sixty-six Singing Valentines were delivered with a song and a custom-made Valentine card, and most included homemade candy and a rose arrangement in a vase. The candy was made by members of Angels of Hope Survivors. Roses were donated by Flowerland of Fostoria, and flower arrangements created by Fostoria Ladies Garden Club.
Proceeds go to support the efforts of the American Cancer Society.
Lodge taking orders for sausage sale
Seneca Masonic Lodge No. 790, Republic, is taking orders for the March sausage sale. The meat is fresh and comes as bulk, link or bratwurst.
To order, contact any lodge member or call (419) 639-2049 by March 1. The sausage can be picked up March 9 at the lodge on SR 19.
Storytime dates set
BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host storytime at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday beginning March 5.
The program is for children ages 3-5 and consists of play time, stories, fingerplays, flannelboards, songs, and crafts.
The schedule is:
March 5 - These Feet Were Made for Movin'.
March 12 - For the Birds.
March 19 - Spring Has Come.
March 26 - Easter Friends.
April 2 - Here Comes the Rain.
April 9 - Monkey Love.
April 16 - Wiggle Worm.
April 23 - Under the Sea.
For more information or to register, call (419) 983-4675.
Dates announced for toddler time
BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library will host toddler time at 6:30 Wednesday beginning March 6.
The program is for children ages 1-3 and is to consist of stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time.
The schedule is:
March 6- Teddy bears.
March 13 - Hands and feet.
March 20 - Springtime, birds and flowers.
March 27- Bunnies.
April 3 - Colors and rainbows.
April 17 - Pets.
April 24 - Transportation.
For information or to register, call (419) 983-4675.
Old Fort FFA ranked
Old Fort FFA Chapter started FFA Week Feb. 16 by placing fifth in a field of 20 teams at the State Food Science event on the campus of The Ohio State University, Columbus. Members of the team were Lea Wilczynski placing 11th, Johanna Becker placing 19th, Tonya Heileman placing 35th and Taylor Miller placing 63rd.
The event consists of a written test, a team product development project, a practicum in food safety and quality and a practicum in sensory evaluation.
H-L board meeting changed
BASCOM -The Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education meeting has been rescheduled to 6:30 p.m. March 12 in the Distance Learning Lab.
A special meeting also has been scheduled at 6 p.m. March 5 in the Distance Learning Lab.
Senior brunch set
The annual Senior Citizen's Brunch is to be held at Columbian High School at 9:30 a.m. March 25 in the high school cafeteria.
All seniors 50 years and older living in the Tiffin City School District are eligible to receive free tickets. Tickets are limited to two per person and available at Allen Eiry Senior Center, and must be picked up in person during regular business hours.
The musical "Grease" will be shown following the brunch at 11:30 a.m.
Those that attend are advised to park in the Charlotte Street lot near the softball field. A shuttle bus is to be available and pickups begin at 8:45 a.m. and returns at 1:30 p.m.
TCS art show
Tiffin City Schools annual art show is 6:30-9 p.m. April 19 and noon-3 p.m. April 21 at Tiffin Middle School.
The show features art from students grades K-12.
TCS online courses
Tiffin City School is considered a member of the Virtual High School Collaborative. Area students and students from throughout the United States can take courses online through a catalogue of courses including German language and culture, epidemics, forensic science and number theory.
Paula Zirm, supervisor of gifted education, serves as the districts VHS site coordinator.
For more information, call Zirm at (419) 447-2515 or visit
Hopewell-Loudon taking enrollment applications
BASCOM - Hopewell-Loudon Local School District is to participate in the open enrollment program. Students from any Ohio school district may apply for attendance at Hopewell-Loudon Schools.
Applications for open enrollment are available in the Hopewell-Loudon board office or online at www.hlschool.org.
Completed applications will be accepted 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. beginning March 1. Deadline is March 22.
High school band students receive high marks
FOSTORIA - Fourteen Fostoria High School band students participated in 11 events at the Ohio Music Education Association Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Event, Feb. 16 at Marion Harding High School.
Students receiving a superior rating include freshmen Hunter Kauffman and Misty Lovejoy and juniors Alaina Conlin, Momoka Inuoe, Austin Poland, Ricky Medina, and Momoka Inuoe.
Students receiving an excellent rating include Alaina Conlin, Hunter Kauffman, Lydia Galvan, Raissa Napier, Hannah Nye, and Dylan Weimerskirch.
Students receiving a good rating include freshman Samantha Rusk, Alysha Baney, Samantha Rusk, Isabel King, and Cierra Valenti, and junior Austin Poland. The piano accompanist was Jennifer Abell.
ProMedica taking scholarship applications
FOSTORIA - Fostoria area students pursuing degrees in health care can apply for scholarships through the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation. Scholarships in the amounts from $500 to $1,500 will be awarded for the 2013-14 academic year.
Scholarship applications are available at www.promedica.org/givefostoria and at the hospital welcome desk. Completed applications will be accepted through April 26 with awards announced in May and monetary disbursements in August.
For information, contact Glenna Phillips at (419) 436-6824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heidelberg presents education summit
Heidelberg University's School of Education is to present its inaugural Education Summit on assessment March 21-22.
George H. Wood, former Ohio University education professor, is to be the keynote speaker. Wood serves as superintendent and high school principal of Federal Hocking Local Schools in Stewart.
The summit begins at 4 p.m. March 21 with Wood's keynote address and continues at 9 a.m. March 22 with a series of presentations:
Make it Real: Where Authentic Assessment and Standards Meet by Wood.
It's More than Just Grades: Formative Assessment for Learning by Julie Green, assistant professor of special education at Heidelberg.
Uncommon Ways to Meet Common Core State Standards by Robin Dever, assistant professor of education at Kent State University and formerly a member of the education faculty at Heidelberg.
A panel discussion is to conclude the summit.
For additional information and to register, visit www.heidelberg.edu/
Co-sponsors for the summit are the alumni organization, friends of Heidleberg Education, and Kappa Delta Pi, the education student honorary.
HU speech team takes trophies
Heidelberg University Speech Team members Hannah Long-Higgins and Ashley Racicot brought home a third-place team trophy at the 2013 Ohio Forensic Association's State Varsity Championship at Marietta College Feb. 15-16. The team, coached by Dan Higgins, also won the Quality Speakers' Award.
The team is to travel to St. Louis March 13-16 for Pi Kappa Delta's 100 National Convention and
Business seminars set for March
FREMONT - The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, "Small Business Basics," that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.
The schedule is:
9:30-11:30 a.m. March 6 at the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation, 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 13 at Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 20 at Erie County Chamber of Commerce, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 27 at Terra State Community College Building B 101, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.
To register or for more information, call Bill Auxter at (800) 826-2431 or (419) 559-2210 or email email@example.com.
Terra president advocates for community colleges
FREMONT -Terra State Community College President Jerome E. Webster recently spent time in Washington, D.C., meeting with legislators to advocate for community college support by the federal government. Trustee Nancy Grandillo, of Tiffin, also made the trip in support of Terra State.
Lawmakers get water quality lesson
A group of state and national legislators and representatives visited the National Center for Water Quality Research Feb. 14 and 20 on the campus of Heidelberg University to learn about the lab's programs and research.
While representatives toured the facility, located in Gillmor Hall of Science, NCWQR staff members demonstrated equipment used in their research and spoke about the extensive data sets collected over the past four-plus decades.
Columbian grad on Wooster dean's list
WOOSTER- Andrew Hoover, a graduate of Columbian High School, has been named to the fall semester dean's list at The College of Wooster.
Area native gets prestigious award
COLUMBUS - The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Alumni Society of The Ohio State University has announced Daniel L. Toland, of Upper Sandusky, as a recipient of its 2013 Young Professional Achievement Award.
The society is to present the award at an alumni awards luncheon March 2 at the Fawcett Center for Tomorrow on OSU campus.
BGSU to host technology camp
BOWLING GREEN -A STEM based camp, Tech Trek, is to be offered to eighth grade girls at Bowling Green State University.
Eighty girls are to get the opportunity to participate in the camp. The cost for participants is $700, however BGSU is charging families $50 and fundraising for additional finances.
For information or to donate, contact Beth Pinheiro at (419) 372-7824, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statehouse taking applications
COLUMBUS - State Rep. Rex Damschroder (R-Fremont) announced the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for a legislative and telecommunications fellowship program.
The Ohio General Assembly is to hire more than 20 fellows to work with members and staff at the Ohio House of Representatives and senate in 2014.
The program is open to graduates of all major fields of study. Fellowships are full-time, paid positions and application materials must be postmarked by April 1. The deadline for applications is May 31.
For more information call (614) 466-3615.
Baumann donates to local charities
On Feb. 13, Baumann Auto Group donated $100,000 to Liberty Center of Fremont, Village House of Fremont, Sandusky Co. YMCA, Back To The Wild of Castalia, Safe Harbour of Sandusky, Ruth Ann's House of Port Clinton, Genoa Athletic Boosters, Morrison House of Tiffin, First Step of Seneca, Sandusky & Wyandot Counties & Norwalk Area Food Bank.
Baumann Auto Group thanks the employees and volunteers of these local charities for their work.
Baumann has locations in Fremont, Norwalk, Port Clinton, Tiffin and Genoa.
McClung continues education
Dr. Brad McClung of McClung's Animal Hospital recently attended conference on emerging infectious diseases spread by fleas and ticks, and clinical pharmacology focused on new treatment protocols to prevent antibiotic resistance.