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Sunday announcements

April 14, 2013
The Advertiser-Tribune

63 graduate from Highway Patrol

COLUMBUS - The Patrol's 154th Academy Class graduated April 5 after 22 weeks of paramilitary training. The keynote address was provided by Ohio Senate President Keith Faber. Additional remarks were provided by Director Thomas P. Charles, Ohio Department of Public Safety; Col.l John Born, Patrol superintendent, and Capt. Brigette Charles, Academy commandant. The Oath of Office was issued by Judge Peter B. Abele, Fourth Appellate District, Ohio Court of Appeals.

Trooper Daniel J. Schritter, South Point, was selected as class speaker and thanked the academy and cadets.

Commissioned troopers were to report to their posts April 8. Graduates' first 60 working days will be a field-training period under the guidance of a veteran officer. The new graduates are assigned to 35 of the patrol's 58 posts.

CROSSWAEH board to meet

CROSSWAEH Facility Governing Board and Judicial Advisory Board are to meet at 1 p.m. Friday at the CROSSWAEH Correctional Center on SR 100.

The meeting is open to the public.

Directors board

to meet

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's board of directors is to meet at noon Tuesday in the Junior Home Room.

MCL offers new books for patrons

SYCAMORE -The Mohawk Community Library has announced new books to their catalog, including young adult fiction title "Clockwork Princess" by Cassandra Clare and adult fiction books "Too Hot Too Handle," by Victoria Dahl and "Death of Yesterday" by M.C. Beaton.

New non-fiction titles also are available.

Create Lego designs at the library

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host "Lego Saturday" 1-3 p.m. April 27 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

April's theme is Earth Day or Arbor Day.

The program is for all ages. Families can come and create their own Lego creations. The library is to provide Duplo blocks for children ages 2-4, and Legos for ages 4 and older.

Book group to read 'Years of Wonders'

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's adult book discussion group "Lets Talk About It" is to discuss "Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks at 10:30 a.m. May 2 in the Junior Home Room.

Copies of the book are available at the information desk. Refreshments are to be provided.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or email

Adult craft night at Bliss Memorial

BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host an adult craft night at 6:30 p.m. April 22.

Cathy Stockmeister is to be the artist for the evening and is planning on making a candle holder from old dishes, napkins and fingernail polish.

There will be a $3 charge for materials and the class is limited to 12 participants.

Visit the library to register or call (419) 983-4675.

Be a Friend of the Library

FOSTORIA - The Kaubisch Memorial Library is seeking memberships to the Friends of the Library organization.

The organization is a non-profit group dedicated to the library through volunteer services and fundraising activities.

The annual membership dues:

Senior citizens 55 and older along with students are $5.

Individual memberships are $10.

Family memberships are $20.

Business memberships are $25.

Lifetime memberships for families and individuals are $100.

Checks can be payable to Friends of the Library at Kaubisch Memorial Library, 205 Perry St., Fostoria, OH.

Dues also can be paid in person at the library's main desk and are tax-deductible.

For more information, call (419) 288-2498.

Advisory council to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education Business Advisory Council is to meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Administration Building.

Carey schools offer open enrollment

CAREY - Carey Exempted Village Schools are to take applications for open enrollment May 1-31.

Open enrollment allows students grades K-12 in school districts bordering Carey to attend the schools tuition free.

For more information or an application, contact Carey schools superintendent's office at (419) 396-7922.

Music from across the country

CLYDE - Clyde Elementary School music classes recently participated in a digital exchange program with University Prep in Seattle, Wash., as part of a unit on Music from Around the World.

Some 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-grade students used Skype on iPads to communicate with the older students one-on-one to learn lyrics, pronunciations, melody and movements to a French song.

Buckeye Central perfect attendance

NEW WASHINGTON -Students who had perfect attendance at Buckeye Central include:

Kindergarten-Dominic Allgyre, Isabella Beskur, Lilly Blankenship, Kora Jones, Elizabeth Krebs and Mara McDougal.

First Grade-Faye Betts, Derex Dean, Bren Jones, Jeffery King III, Tyler Mason, Kaleb Philbrick and Landon Sherwood.

Second Grade-Brenden Ady, Kirsten Ady, Sydney Beamer, Lymesha Cooley, Tori Humphrey, Addison Kessler, Kaelynn Norville, Faith Raines, Grady Schafer, Brooklyn Songer amd Sydney Wurm.

Third Grade-TyNesha Bishop, Damian Dean, Bladyn Hernandez, Koda Kehres, Chase Reed and Logan Salyer.

Fourth Grade - Marcus Novak, Taylor Rachel.

Alumni banquet tickets on sale

SYCAMORE -Tickets are on sale for the Sycamore Alumni Banquet.

The banquet is at 6:30 p.m. April 27 at the Mohawk School Building.

Tickets can be purchased at Keller Hardware in Sycamore or by calling (419) 927-4171.

Accounting scholarship offered

NORWALK -Payne, Nickles & Co. CPAs, through the Fund for Huron County, Firelands Chapter OSCPA Scholarship Fund and The Community Foundation of Lorain County, announced it is offering up to two $2,000 scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. The scholarship is open to 4th- or 5th-year students with accounting majors, and is intended to assist the student in meeting the 150-hour requirement to take the CPA exam.

The deadline for scholarship applications is 5 p.m. May 3. The decision is to be announced in late June. The scholarship will be paid to the school in one installment.

Scholarship applications can be printed from the Payne, Nickles & Co. website at

All completed applications should be submitted to the Fund for Huron County, P. O. Box 541, Norwalk, OH 44857.

Terra May business seminars set

FREMONT -The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, Small Business Basics, that are to answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.

The schedule is:

9:30-11:30 a.m. May 1 at Ottawa county Improvement Corp., 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

9:30-11:30 a.m. May 8 at Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Vistor Services, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.

9:30-11:30 a.m. May 15 at Erie County Chamber of Commerce, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.

4:30-6:30 p.m. May 22 at Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.

Events are free.

To register or for more information, call Bill Auxter, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center toll-free, at (800) 826-2431 or (419) 559-2210 or email

Terra State plans spring open house

FREMONT - Terra State Community College announced its Spring Open House 4-6 p.m. April 23.

Visitors can explore campus, participate in a guded tour, learn about academic programs, hear testimonials from current students, along with prizes.

To make a reservation, visit

HU professor, student attend symposium

Jessica Miller, assistant professor of athletic training and associate athletic trainer at Heidelberg University, and senior athletic training major Genna Fusco of Shelby Township, Mich., recently attended the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia.

More than 1,500 athletic trainers and athletic training students from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin attended the event.

'Berg graduate counseling director gives presentation

Jo-Ann Lipford Sanders, associate dean and director of graduate counseling at Heidelberg University, gave a presentation, "What New Professionals and Students Need to Know about the Current State of Multiculturalism," at the American Counseling Association International Conference & Expo March 22 in Cincinnati.

Professor speaks at pop culture conference

Julie O'Reilly, assistant professor of communication and women and gender studies at Heidelberg University, presented the paper, "I Tweet the Biebs My Soul to Keep: Tweeting as Prayer in U.S. Celebrity Culture," at the national Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference in Washington, D.C., March 27.

Bing article slated for publication

An article co-authored by John Bing, political science professor at Heidelberg University, and Heidelberg alumnus Steve Ceccoli, '90, who is on the faculty at Rhodes College, has been accepted for publication in the Fall 2013 issue of the Journal of Third World Studies. The article, "Contending Narratives in China's African Development," involves oil for infrastructure transactions in Angola and Nigeria, popularly known as "the Angola Mode."

Middle East policy topic of O'Reilly talk

Heidelberg University associate professor of political science Marc O'Reilly gave a lecture, "It's Complicated: U.S. Policy vis-'-vis the Middle East in an Age of Upheaval," April 1 at Denison University. O'Reilly's talk was part of Denison's Spring 2013 Global Studies Seminars.

'Berg prof conducts accreditation visit

Doug McConnell, director of music technology and programs and professor of theory and composition in the school of music at Heidelberg University, and Dennis McIntire from Reinhardt University, conducted an on-site accreditation review of the Department of Music at George Washington University in Washington D.C., March 24-26. The visit included meetings with faculty, students and administration with visits to classes, lessons and rehearsals.

Heidelberg alumna honored

COLUMBUS -The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges is to present its 27th annual Evening of Excellence.

Being inducted is Sondra Gerhardt Libman, retired president of Americana Healthcare Corp., alumna of Heidelberg University.

TU celebrates academic honors

Tiffin University celebrated its 2013 Academic Honors Ceremony April 7.

Students receiving honors included Emma Sipes, in Arts; Kourtney Phillips, in history education; Lauren Osman, in English; Shana Litton, in music; Maite Barrios, in management; Carly Reese, in computer information systems; Phillip Patten, in finance; Olivia Frantz, in accounting; Ashley Madison, in sports and recreational management; Monique Clagg, in marketing; Elizabeth Venenga, in corrections; Stephanie Oliveria, in forensic psychology; Lindsey Gallager, in forensic science; Melissa Brady, in cyber defense and information security; Kelly Mayer, in homeland security and terrorism, Elena Barton, in law enforcement; Jaclyn Meyer received the Wilkinson Award; and Jacob Simon received the Student Leadership Award.

TU's Appel weighs in on Huffington Post column

Jonathon Appel was invited by the editors of the Huffington Post to write comments concerning the controversy surrounding the upcoming publication of the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in May 2013 by the American Psychiatric Association.

Appel also has been invited by the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics to present two papers at its 20th World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in June 2013 in Seoul, South Korea.

History writer at TU

Tiffin University is to present "The Laws of War in American History Lincoln's Code," by John Fabian Witt, winner of Bancroft Award for Excellence in History Writing, 1-3 p.m. Friday in Chisolm Auditorium, located in Franks Hall.

TU professor presents paper

TU professor Lisa Kahle-Piasecki presented the paper "Business in Costa Rica: Trends and Issues" at the 14th annual conference of the National Business and Economic Society in March at Costa Rica.

TU website allows alumni donations

Tiffin University's website will now facilitate secure online giving to its annual fund through CASHNet online e-payment processing.

The CASHNet online e-payment is used by TU students and parents to pay for tuition, room and board charges, and other fees.

Anyone wanting to give to the Tiffin University Annual Fund can set up a CASHNet user account and password through the alumni Giving website, at

Additionally, Alumni may access their CASHNet accounts to register to attend events including the alumni football game and reception Saturday, TU alumni golf outing June 17, and Cedar Point day July 19.

Local on dean's list

The University of Northwestern Ohio announced Austin E. Frankart, of Tiffin, made the dean's list for the February 2013 session.

Area native on dean's list

CHESTERFIELD -Nathan Siebenaller, of Bascom, was named to the dean's List at Logan College of Chiropractic for the Fall trimester.

Owens receives service honor

FINDLAY- Owens Community College was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Owens is the only community college in Ohio to receive the recognition.

Local students inducted into honor society

FINDLAY -Owens Community College students and a faculty member recently were honored for their academic accomplishments in business, earning membership into the Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society.

The Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society student inductees for 2012-13 academic year are Melissa Cook of Fostoria and Karen Lehman of Carey.

NAMI support group to meet

NAMI Family Support is to meet 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Tiffin Developmental Center, 600 N. River Road, administration building, conference room 1.

NAMI Family Support, Depression/Bipolar Support and Connection Recovery Support meetings are sponsored by NAMI of Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot Counties and are free.

For more information, call (419) 334-8021.

Tiffin man recognized for service

James W. Kizer III, of Tiffin, was recently recognized at a celebration for receiving the 2 Million Safe Driving Award J.B. Hunt Transport Inc., where he has been a driver for more than 20 years.

Kizer is married to Filomena and has five children and three grandchildren.

Miller Cable Co. recognized with safety awards

COLUMBUS - The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Thursday recognized Miller Cable Co., as winner of two awards in the second annual Safety Innovations Award competition. The company received the Risk Reduction and People's Choice Awards. BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer presented the Green Springs company with the award during BWC's annual Safety Congress & Expo 2013.

The Safety Innovations Award competition was introduced in 2012 at the Safety Congress & Expo, the state's longest-running occupational safety, health and workers' compensation conference.

Miller Cable Company is a heavy highway contractor that constructs and repairs highway and city lighting, traffic signals and "smart highway systems." The business was recognized for obtaining mechanical breakers, a type of backhoe attachment that nearly eliminated the need for workers to use jackhammers for prolonged periods of time.



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