Kalnow, DeMonte recogized at United Way event
COLUMBUS - Ohio United Way celebrated its 100th anniversary at the annual meeting April at the Capital Club in Columbus. The organization used the event to celebrate 100 Years - 100 Heroes, recognition of individuals who have improved lives in their communities through service to United Way at the state or local level.
Andrew Kalnow was one of the award winners. Kalnow was unable to attend, but his son, Drew Kalnow of Columbus, accepted on his behalf. Dan Frank of National Machinery LLC and Tiffin-Seneca United Way board president also attended.
Andrew Kalnow was nominated by Pat DeMonte, executive director of Tiffin-Seneca United Way, for "his numerous contributions to the community and his dedication to making our community a stronger and more vibrant place to live." Last year, Andrew and his wife, Cyndi, became Tocqueville donors to recognize the 10th year anniversary since Andrew took the helm at National Machinery LLC. Along with the National employees, the family foundation and the corporate contributions, they have given more than $1 million to the United Way under his leadership.
DeMonte also was recognized at the luncheon for her engagement in community activities during the past 13 years as director and as a former member of the Ohio United Way Board of Directors. DeMonte has been involved in the Morrison House, transitional housing facility as a member of the Community Task Force.
Ohio United Way was formed in 1913 as the Ohio Institue for Public Effciency, later adopting the name of Ohio United Way in 1988. Over the years Ohio United Way has sought to fulfill its mission to strengthen the capacity of United Ways across Ohio to advance the commmon good for Ohioans.
Dinner to benefit Shock family
The Old Fort Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a chicken BBQ dinner at 11 a.m. until all meals are gone May 19 at Fire Station No. 1, Old Fort. The cost is $10 per person and includes half a chicken, beans, cole slaw, baked potato, dinner roll and ice cream.
Proceeds are to help the family of assistant chief Joe Shock. Tickets may be purchased from any firefighter, Old Fort Bank-main branch, Old Fort Country Market, Fort Seneca General Store or at the door.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (567) 207-3907 after 4 p.m.
Cemetery cleanup planned
Spring cleanup at Pleasant Union Cemetery, Old Fort, is 9 a.m. May 4. People should bring their own tools. In case of inclement weather, the rain date is scheduled for May 11.
For further information or any questions, call Jean Joseph at (419) 992-4421.
Library to present Fremont history
FREMONT - Birchard Public Library is to present "The Oldest Things in Fremont" by Larry Michaels at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The program is to show photographs of the oldest homes and buildings standing in Fremont.
The Friends of Birchard Public Library is sponsoring the event and will serve light refreshments.
For more information, call (419) 334-7101.
Tales next date
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Tales for Twos & Threes at 6:30 p.m. May 14 and 28 and at 10 a.m. on May 15 and 29.
All sessions will be in the Frost Kalnow room. No registration is required and the event is free.
For more information, visit the junior library or call (419) 447-3751.
New titles at Mohawk library
SYCAMORE - New titles are available at Mohawk Community Library by authors including Elizabeth Lowell, Phillip Margolin, Ann B. Ross, Lisa Scottonlin, Mary Higgins Clark, Stuart Woods and Barbara Taylor Bradford.
Patrons to learn about gardens
CLYDE - Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Sandusky/Ottawa counties will present "Getting the Most from Your Garden" 6-7:15 p.m. Thursday at the Clyde Public Library.
No registration is required and the event is free.
Library book sale
ATTICA - Seneca East Public Library Foundation is to host its first book and magazine sale April 22-27 in the library community room.
Books are to be sorted into different categories. All proceeds will go directly back to the library to purchase additional materials.
For more information, call (419) 426-3825 or visit www.senecaeastlibrary.org.
Tiffin BOE to meet
The Tiffin City Schools Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. April 23 in the cafetorium of the Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive.
YMCA to host safety program
The Tiffin Community YMCA is to host a Family Water Safety Day 1-3 p.m. Saturday.
The event is free and open to all ages.
The program is to focus on water safety tips, boating safety, backyard pool and pond safety, life jackets and personal survival skills.
For more information, call (419) 447-8711.
Fostoria board sets public hearing
FOSTORIA - The Fostoria Board of Education to is present a public hearing at 6 p.m. May 20 to gather feedback about the potential rehire of retiring Fostoria junior/senior high school principal Thomas Grine.
The meeting is at the Holms Administration Building, 500 Parkway Drive.
Tiffin native receives honor
BASCOM -David Beleny is the Seneca County recipient of the 24th annual Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Award, sponsored by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association. Beleny, a senior from Hopewell-Loudon High School, received a plaque and was presented a cash award from the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center.
He is the son of David and Karen Beleny of Tiffin.
Fostoria goes back to the wild
FOSTORIA - Back to the Wild is to give a presenation 4:45-6:15 p.m. and 6-7:31 p.m. Monday at Fostoria's Longfellow Elementary School to teach students and parents about rescued animals.
Open enrollment for Fostoria schools
FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools is to take applications for students to enroll at Longfellow, Riley, Fostoria Intermediate elementary schools or Fostoria Junior/Senior High School for the 2013-14 school year.
Applications are available at all schools beginning Monday and applications are to be returned May 1-31. Notification will be by June 15.
For more information, call (419) 436-4100.
Students can meet state officials
Local students interested in government and politics have the opportunity to discuss public policy issues with Republican elected officials in Columbus May 1.
The trip is organized and hosted by Senea County Republican Chairman David Koehl. Students interested can contact him at email@example.com or (567) 207-6911.
Transportation is to be provided courtesy of Reineke Ford. There is no cost except for meals, and students under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent.
Sentinel students participate in skills contest
Sentinel Career and Technical Center hosted the Northwestern State Skills Classic contest April 10.
Nine members of the Tiffin-Sentinel FFA also competed that day. The team placed third overall in the State contest.
Students who placed in the contest for assembly procedures, Zach Vogel placed fifth and in painting and ladder safety Vogel placed fifth; in hand lawn mowing, Katie Sherman placed ninth; in aquarium management, Cathleen Ross placed seventh; in small engine part identification, Kyler Lange placed fourth and Hugh Williams placed first; in tractor operation, Kyler Lange placed seventh and Hugh Williams placed third; in personal finance, Angie Walker placed ninth; in animal care Bryce Kubasek placed eighth and Morgan Casey placed ninth; in natural resources, Cathleen Ross placed seventh; in corsage making, Jericho Pearson placed second; in flower and vegetable identification, Katie Sherman placed seventh and Morgan Casey placed fourth; in meat identification, Angie Walker placed seventh; and in commercial walk-behind mower, Bryce Kubasek placed fourth and Jericho Pearson placed third.
Serving as judges were Tom Gerschutz, Roland Zimmerman, Carol Zimmerman, Carrie Schlechter, David Folkner, Mary Post, Rodger Walters, Angie Fredritz, Ron Pickworth, Eugene Goshe, Anna Horner, Bard Shumaker, Faircloth and Pat Lauer.
Terra trustees meet
The Board of Trustees of Terra State Community College is to meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Building B, Room 206.
TU Professor Gretchen Carroll presented "The ABC's of the Best Practices in Leadership Development" at the 2013 Tobias Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Professor Jonathan Appel 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 in Seoul, South Korea.
James Rovira has been awarded a grant to participate as a summer scholar for the 2013 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer
Seminar "Reassessing British Romanticism."
Heidelberg students present research
Susan Carty, biology professor at Heidelberg University, organized a group of students who presented posters of research at the sixth annual Posters at the Capitol: Undergraduate Research in Northwest Ohio event April 9 at the Statehouse Atrium in Columbus.
Heidelberg was represented by Megan Brown, Susan Daniel, Jeffrey Gordon, Allison Kennedy, Andrew Leis, Joshua Olewiler, Jeff Peck, Ryan Smith and Tori Vaccariello.
Edible books fest a tasty success
Heidelberg University's Friends of Beeghly Library celebrated the eighth annual Edible Books Fest April 14. Approximately 85 chefs and friends gathered to view and taste the "cooked" books.
Prizes were awarded to the following cooks:
Best Appetizer - Theresa Stover for Healthy Foods.
Best Entre - Brittny Gaietto for Cheesy Potato Soup.
Best Side Dish - Karen Shaffer for Belgium Salad.
Best Dessert - Kathy Nutter for Lemon Meringue Pie.
Yummiest Dish - Lillian Burkholder for Warthog Caramel Cookie Bars.
Best Dish by a Child 12 Years or Younger - Abbi Roerdink for Arthur's Teeth.
Best Dish by a Parent/Child Team - Rylan and Debby Roszman for Fruit Hedgehog.
Most Humorous - Samantha Gaietto for 50 Shades of Gravy.
Best Harry Potter Dish - Alivia Roerdink for Hedwig Owl Cupcakes.
Most Aesthetically Pleasing Dish - Theresa Stover for Healthy Foods.
Most Unusual - Cinzia Cross for Particle at the End of the Universe.
People's Choice Miley and Ashley Helmstetter for Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Cake.
Judges for the event were Sue Berryman, Dale and Paula Depew, Angie Giles, Randy and Sue Halen, Theresa Hoschar, Kiuko Sanders, students Deana Shook and Alex Wilhelm, Michael and Jodi Strong, David and Lynda Weininger and John and Laurie Wilkin.
Water quality lab's expertise published
Ken Krieger, director of the National Center for Water Quality Research, recently published an article, along with co-author Bill Zawiski of the Ohio EPA, titled "Changes in Biotic and Habitat Indices in Response to Dam Removals in Ohio. "The article appears in The Challenges of Dam Removal and River Restoration, published by The Geological Society of America.
'Berg prof presents with former student
Marc O'Reilly, associate professor of political science at Heidelberg University, along with 2003 'Berg alumnus Wesley Renfro, co-presented a paper, titled "Empire by Any Other Name: America's Continued Primacy in the Persian Gulf," April 13 at the annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago.
Renfro, a Sycamore native, is on the political science faculty at St. John Fisher College in New York.
Terra, Toledo form education cohort
FREMONT -An exciting new opportunity for early childhood educators is coming to Terra State Community College next fall.
Those with associate degrees in early childhood education can earn a teaching license through a new degree completion program with the University of Toledo.
For more information, call Stacey Pistorova at (419) 559-2216.
Student art show at Owens
FINDLAY Owens Community College students will have the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents as the Findlay-area Campus serves as host to its annual Spring Student Art Exhibition, titled "Our Best Yet," Monday through May 3 in the ibrary gallery.
Admission is free. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.
For more information, call (567) 429-3088 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 3088.
Owens blood drive
FINDLAY- Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus and the American Red Cross are to host a community Blood Drive 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p .m. Wednesday in the Education Center room 111.
The blood drive will be staffed by the Findlay Rotaract student organization.
Natives perform at University of Findlay
FINDLAY -Ryan Wood, of Tiffin, performed in The University of Findlay's Jazz Ensemble spring concert.
Wood, a senior animal science/pre-veterinary medicine major is a 2010 graduate from Hopewell-Loudon High School. He is the son of Roger and Charlene Wood, of Tiffin.
Samantha Prenzlin, a senior animal science major, recently performed during a studio voice recital at The University of Findlay.
Prenzlin performed "Getting to Know You" by Richard Rodgers. She also performed during the Concert-Chorale spring concert, along with the Heidelberg University Community Chorus.
A 2008 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School, Prenzlin is the daughter of Nancy Prenzlin.
Loretta Kelbley, a junior occupational therapy major, recently performed in the Concert-Chorale.
Kelbley, a 2010 graduate of New Riegel High School, is the daughter of Nancy Kelbley, Carey, and Jeff Kelbley, Fostoria.
Hospice gives presentation
Community Hospice Care is to present Hospice Foundation of America's annual Living with Grief Program, "Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death." The program is 1-4:30 p.m. Friday at Community Hospice Care, 181 E. Perry St., Tiffin.
The program is to be moderated by Frank Sesno, director of the school of media and public affairs at George Washington University.
For more information or to register, call (419)-447-4040.
Mercy staff recognized at event
Anne Zimmerman, chief nursing officer at Mercy Tiffin Hospital, was recognized at Heidelberg University's "Celebrating Successful Women" event April 12. The event was held in conjunction with the Patricia Adams Lecture Series.
Dale Thornton, president and CEO of Mercy Tiffin Hospital nominated Anne for this recognition.
"Anne works diligently to create a work environment that engages her employees," he said. "Anne is the consummate health care professional and a respected nursing leader."
Zimmerman started her nursing career with Mercy Tiffin in 1977. She has helped establish many programs and services, including a low risk cardiac catheterization laboratory.
As a member of Mercy Tiffin's senior leadership team, Zimmerman helped develop the current healthcare campus and collaborates with other health service organizations within the community.
Be prepared for emergencies
TOLEDO - Recent events in Boston and Texas emphasize the importance of knowing what to do when an emergency occurs. Even as first responders rushed into help, much of the initial care to the injured was provided by friends, neighbors and bystanders who were trained in CPR and first aid. Whether the emergency is community-wide or involves a single individual being hurt at home, it is vital that someone close by knows what to do when such an emergency occurs.
The American Red Cross has may ways people can get the information and training they need to be able to help when an emergency occurs and urges everyone to be better prepared by taking advantage of training and mobile apps available to teach them what to do when someone needs assistance.
First aid/CPR classes - The Red Cross has classes available that emphasize hands-on-learning of first aid, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an automated external defibrillator. People can register for classes at redcross.org/takeaclass or by calling (800) REDCROSS.
Online training - Family and household members can learn how to prevent and respond to emergencies by taking the Red Cross family first aid and CPR online course. The cost is $30. This course is for people who do not require OSHA-compliant certification.
Red Cross First Aid App - People also can download the free Red Cross First Aid App for iPhone and Android mobile devices which puts lifesaving information at someone's fingertips. Features include step-by-step instructions to guide someone through everyday first aid scenarios, full integration with 9-1-1 to call emergency services from the app and preloaded content to have instant access to information even without device reception or Internet connectivity. The app is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store by searching for American Red Cross.
3 to retire from National Machinery
National Machinery has announced the retirement of John Bolte, more than 41 years of service; Jim Breidenbach, more than 47 years of service; and Bill Obringer, retiring after 44 years of service.
Bolte began his career at National in 1971 initially in plant engineering and later was promoted to foreman of assembly and maintenance in 1985. In 1986, he became the manager of manufacturing engineering, maintenance, and plant engineering. In 1987, he became manufacturing manager, responsible for all shop operations as well as manufacturing engineering. In 1989, he was named vice president of manufacturing. He played a role in National's Nuernberg, Germany, operations. After 2001, he focused on operations and human resources and was instrumental in National's China facility.
Breidenbach began his career in machining and worked in machining departments from 1966 until 1980. He had numerous management positions beginning as a technical assistant in National's lathe department in 1981. In 1989, he was promoted to supervisor and supervised various departments throughout his career at National. He most recently worked as the third shift operations manager where was instrumental in mentoring newer employees and working with them to develop their skills.
Obringer started in 1968 in National's lathe department and moved to the milling department where he worked as a machinist until he retired. The company stated Obringer has been an example of a versatile and flexible machinist; not only was he a responsible, efficient employee, he also served his country in the United States Army during his career at National starting in 1969, returning in 1972.