Melmore reunion planned
Those who attended Melmore School but did not graduate from there, are invited to join the Melmore Alumni/Reunion Banquet June 1 at Mohawk High School.
Reservations are needed by May 20 and the cost is $12 a person. Attendees are to be "Going Down Memory Lane."
For more information or to register, call Janice Zellner at (419) 927-6781, Bertha Correll at (419) 397-2651 or Alice Luhring at (419) 397-2621.
Next date for Lego Saturday
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host "Lego Saturday" at 1-3 p.m. May 18 in the Frost Kalnow room.
The event is free and open to all ages. The theme for May is "Spring."
For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host open knitting sessions for knitters of all skill levels 1:30-3:30 p.m. today, May 12 and 19 in the Frost Kalnow room.
The program is free and open to all ages. Participants are asked to bring their own yarn, needles and project.
No registration is required.
For more information, call the library at (419) 447-3751.
Spirits presentation at the library
CLYDE - The Clyde Public Library is to feature a presentation from the Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the library's meeting room.
New titles at MCL
SYCAMORE -The Mohawk Community Library is to offer new non-fiction titles from authors Richard Besser, Michael Ritland, Marcelle Pick, Joni Meyer-Crothers, and new fiction from authors Kristin Hannah, Amanda Quick, Susan Wiggs, Sophie Kinsella and David Baldacci.
Veterans picnic at Opportunity Center
The annual Veterans Picnic for Hope & Opportunity is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17 at the Seneca County Opportunity Center, 780 E. CR 20.
The event is a cooperative effort of the veterans posts of Seneca and Sandusky counties and for individuals and families served by the Seneca County Opportunity Center and the School of Hope in Fremont.
More than 500 picnic lunches are to be served in addition to rides, face painting, clowns, games, a DJ, a magic show, a demonstration by the Tiffin police dog and bingo.
For more information, call (419) 435-8302.
Eighth-grader wins essay contest
Bailey Huss, eighth-grader from Calvert Catholic Schools, has been named the winner in the seventh- and eighth-grade division of the Friends of the Lathrop House Underground Essay Contest.
Sentinel students of the month
Sentinel Career and Technology Center announced the students of the month for May. Joshua Nye, collision repair senior from New Riegel High School, will represent Sentinel at Tiffin Rotary Club; and Kaitlin Sherman, horticulture senior from Tiffin Columbian High School, will represent Sentinel at Tiffin Kiwanis.
TMS students of the month
Tiffin Middle School announced the students of the month for March.
The students include Connor McGinnis, Kristin Fitch, Ariel Hollins, Alyssa Allen, Angela Bauer, Drew Warner, Jace Windsor, Erika Angel, Dustin Digby, Kia Patillo and Tyler Wade.
Mohawk inducts new NJHS members
SYCAMORE - Thirty-one seventh-grade students and two eighth-grade students from Mohawk Junior High School were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society during a ceremony May 1.
New members include Jacob Amlin, Zachary Binau, Shelbey Bollinger, Parker Brown, Makayla Burks, Emily Cook, Megan Gillig, Elise Gucker, Odessa Harrington, Chelsea Higgins, Madalyn Hiser, Hannah Jordan, Alex Kelbley, Brett Kelbley, Kenna Lacey, Ryan Lacey, Robert McDermott, Grace Morehart, Bryce O'Flaherty, Ashley Ohl, Vanessa Parlier, Sandra Pennington, Daniel Price, Ian Pursell, Miranda Stallard, Elise Stuckey, Marshall Stull, Nicholas Theis, Jared Vargo, Madison Ward, Karissa Winings, Andrew Parker and McKenzie Richardson.
SYCAMORE - The Mohawk FFA hosted the 55th annual banquet March 21.
Students recognized include:
The top three sales people recognized were Meghan Chaffee, first, Darby Walton, second, and Ciara Long, third.
Paige Sigler, Meghan Chaffee, Sabrina McDermott and Jarred Shellhouse received awards for their academic excellence.
Emily Daniel is to receive her State FFA Degrees at the State Convention in May.
Receiving American Degrees at the state convention are Candace Lease and Donny Smith.
Lindsay Daniel was selected in the top four in Ohio for excelling in her Supervised Agricultural Experience in Veterinary Medicine. Donny Smith was also selected in the top four in Ohio for excelling in his Supervised Agricultural Experience in Environmental Management.
Freshmen Jena Baum, Paige Sigler and Morgan Edgington, sophomores Aaron Vasquez-Miller, junior Kayla Draper, and senior Jarred Shellhouse received the 110 Percent Award.
Receivers of The Star Awards are freshmen Jeana Baum, Paige Sigler and Morgan Edgington; sophomore Megahn Chafee, junior Emily Daniel and senior Lindsay Daniel.
Terra State nursing program awarded accreditation
FREMONT -Terra State Community College Associate Degree nursing program has been awarded initial accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
The nursing program is to graduate 17 nursing students Friday, and graduates are to receive their nursing pins at the pinning ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday.
TU professors keep busy
Jason Slone, dean of graduate and degree completion programs and associate professor of cognition and culture, presented at the Midwest American Academy of Religion conference titled, "Why is Evolution Harder to Learn Than Creationism? Exploring a Cultural Epidemiological Puzzle," April 13.
Teresa Collins successfully defended her masters' thesis "Major Theories of Teaching Writing: An Overview" April 8. She is to receive a masters' in English from Morehead State University Saturday.
Professor Fang-Mei Law is to conduct two four-hour workshops for the Eastern Ohio Counseling Association May 18 and May 25 in Warren. The first workshop is entitled "Sense of Hope and Recovery from Substance Abuse for Female Drug Abusers."
Local participates in theatre production
FINDLAY -Samantha Prenzlin, of Tiffin, served as a member of the theatre production staff for the University of Findlay's "Almost Maine."
Prenzlin is a 2008 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School and is the daughter of Nancy Prenzlin.
Terra State students honored at banquet
FREMONT -Terra State Community College honored students at the second annual Student Recognition Banquet April 24 at the college.
Bethany Aldrich, of Clyde, was selected for consideration for the All Ohio Academic Team, and Erin DeMonte, of Tiffin, was honored as Terra's Rotary Student of the Year.
Terra State students academic All-Ohio
FREMONT -Two Terra State Community College students were honored by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges at a luncheon in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium in Columbus April 25.
Patricia Ollom, of Fremont, was named to the Academic All-Ohio second team while Bethany Aldrich, of Clyde, was named to the third team.
Aldrich is the daughter of Pam and Neal Aldrich.
Terra Choral Society celebrates 10 years
FREMONT -Terra State Community College presented the Terra Choral Society's 10th Anniversary Concert April 26 at Port Clinton Performing Arts Center and April 28 at Clyde High School Auditorium.
The concerts included performances by the Terra Children's Choir directed by Traci Newsome, violinist Virgil Lupu, the Terra Choral Society and the Chamber Arts Orchestra directed by Michael Shirtz.
'Berg students win awards
Heidelberg celebrated student achievements at the annual Student Awards Celebration April 26.
Local winners include Kelsey Haynes, of Tiffin, awarded the American Association of University Women Prize; Anna Sisco, of Bettsville, awarded the Arther and Helen Bean award in music; Nicholas Saxton, of Tiffin, awarded the Paul H. Hoerneman Memorial Prize in music; Linda Mapus, of Clyde, awarded the Edward Lamb Foundation Prize in Business Administration and Economics; Susan Daniel, of Sycamore, awarded the A.G. McQuate Award in Field Biology; Corey Gabel, of Tiffin, awarded the Outstanding Student Employee of the Year; Nathan Somers, of Tiffin, awarded the Martin A. Reno Emerging Scholar Prize in Computing; Jonathan Miller, of Tiffin, awarded the E.J. Shives Prize in Chemistry; Chelsea Carley, of Tiffin, awarded the E.I.F. Williams Memorial Prize in Education; and Christopher Clinger, of Upper Sandusky, awarded the E.I.F. Williams Memorial Prize in Education.
Amy Berger, professor of geology, also was selected by students as the faculty member of the year.
'Berg senior honored
Heidelberg University senior Adam Hine was presented with the Ohio Campus Compact 2012-13 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award.
The award is presented in recognition of Hine's outstanding leadership
and contributions to community service or service learning on campus and in the community.
Marine Corps Pvt. Zachary Mitchell
Marine Corps Pvt. Zachary L. Mitchell, son of Kelly A. Mitchell and Earle L. Mitchell, both of Tiffin, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
For 13 weeks, Mitchell 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, Mitchell 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.
Mitchell is a 2006 graduate of Columbian High School, Tiffin.
Fostoria hospital hosts health fair
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital and Fostoria Area Health Ministry are to host the 11th annual Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Health Fair 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 15 at Stacy's Place (former UAW Hall), 625 Plaza Drive, Fostoria.
Free screenings are to be available to participants and include blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat analysis, bone density, skin damage, osteoporosis/bone density, diabetic foot screen and more. A cholesterol/stroke screen will be offered for a $10 fee.
The health fair features an educational program series that includes helpful information from local and ProMedica experts. Programs are to be held in the meeting room at Stacy's Place, and will last about 20 minutes. Individuals who attend one or more of the programs will have a chance to win a prize.
Foot health, 11:15 a.m. with David Bettenhausen, Fostoria Foot and Ankle.
Stroke education and awareness, 11:45 a.m. with Kelley Joseph,ProMedica Toledo Hospital.
Doctor/patient relationship, 12:15 p.m. Jill Badik, family medicine, ProMedica Physicians.
A complimentary light lunch will be offered to the first 300 attendees beginning at 11 a.m., courtesy of John Irwin, Edward Jones.
For a complete list of programs and information, visit www.promedica.org/fostoria or call (419) 436-6688.
Hospice workshop attended
Becky Hartzell, patient care coordinator of Community Hospice Care, attended the workshop "Human Capital, Your Most Valuable Asset and Competitive Edge," at Heidelberg University April 23. This was a special presentation by Kathleen Geier, executive in residence at Heidelberg University School of Business. She discussed getting and keeping the right people at the right time by focusing on recruiting, results and retention.
This program was designed for the regional business community in partnership with the Heidelberg School of Business, the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services and Croghan Colonial Bank.
Geier is president of KTG Consulting LLC, a human resources firm specializing in succession planning, leadership/organization development and operations systems. Her presentation contained information on recruiting resources, the interview process, setting performance standards with measurable results and ways to retain valued employees.
Low vision support group to meet
St. Francis Home Inc. is to host a vision support group meeting and web-cast set for 10:30-11:30 a.m. May 14 at St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.
The session is titled "Crime Prevention and Personal Safety for the Blind and Visually Impaired," presented by Bobbi Moore.
The International Low Vision Support Group provides free monthly webcast presentations about eye disease and living successfully with low vision.
For information or to reserve a seat, contact Jane Cook, director of nursing, at (419) 447-2723.
St. Francis receives positive score
St. Francis Senior Ministries Inc. in Tiffin has announced it recently received notification from the Ohio Department of Health certifying that its assisted-living neighborhood received a deficiency-free survey.
This is an annual survey in which representatives from the state department of health inspect every aspect of the assisted living facility to assure that all state regulations are being followed.