Birchaven associates earn scholarships
The Educational Foundation of the Ohio Health Care Association awarded scholarships to Birchaven Village associate Amber Kiser and Independence House associate Amber Brown. The scholarships were awarded to assist those who work in long-term care advance their professional careers through continuing education.
Kiser, who works as the assistant director of nursing at Birchaven Village, received the James D. Glass Premier Scholarship for $4,000. She is to use the scholarship to pursue a master's degree in nursing.
Brown, a State Tested Nursing Assistants at Independence House, received the District III James H. Vogel Scholarship for $2,500. She is to use the funds to pursue a degree in nursing.
Directors to meet
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library board of directors will meet at noon Tuesday in the Junior Home room.
New children video
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has added Playaway Views to the children's library collection.
Playaway View is an education video that contains videos from studios like PBS KIDS, Weston Woods and Tumblebooks.
The junior department at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is in need of volunteers to help with this year's summer reading program "Dig Into Reading!"
Volunteers who are in grades 7-12 will be asked to work two hours a week Monday through Friday between 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Those interested may stop by the junior library to pick up an application.
For more information, contact the library at (419) 447-3751.
Garden party at the library
CLYDE -The Clyde Public Library is to host a garden party 1-2 p.m. Tuesday outside the library property.
Connie Hench is to speak about local gardening organization Clyde In Bloom and Lynette Fox from Sullivan Gardens will be on hand to answer gardening questions.
Refreshments will be provided by Our Town's Brewin'. The program is free.
Register at the circulation desk or call (419) 547-7174.
New titles at MCL
SYCAMORE -The Mohawk Community Library is to add new non-fiction titles to its shelves from authors including Sharon Stiteler, Deborah Mitchell, Glen Beck, Mary Roach, Debbie Reynolds, Elaine Marmel, Michele Darrall Zavatsky, Mitchell Zuckoff, Mike Holmes and Sports Illustrated editors.
New fiction also is to be added from authors including Jane Graves, Roxanne St. Claire, Jeffrey Archer, James Patterson, Fern Michaels and Nicole Baart.
Local students honored
The State Support Team 7 conducted its annual Outstanding Achievement Awards Banquet to honor educators or students in District 7.
Two students received awards, eighth-grader Jeremy Correll of Tiffin Middle School and Tiffin Columbian senior Alesha Hanna.
Each student received the R.A. Horn Outstanding Achievement award and a certificate and plaque recognizing their achievements.
NCOESC board to meet
The North Central Ohio ESC Board of Governors will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the NCOESC Marion Office, 333 E. Center St., Marion.
Business council to meet
The Tiffin City Board of Education Business Advisory Council will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Administration Building, 244 S. Monroe St.
Students prepare for their future
Fifth-grade gifted students are to prepare for the annual Imagination Celebration Friday at the Tiffin Middle School cafetorium.
The project this year is "Career Aspirations," which requires students to choose a career they may like to pursue and study the aspects of this job.
Students ready to transition
First-and-third graders from Washington and Krout Elementary schools will be paired up with a current second- and fourth-grader to be aided with the transition into their new building. Students will be given a tour of their new buildings May 29 and be provided with a school T-shirt from their partner.
Mohawk FFA members honored
SYCAMORE - Mohawk FFA members attended the Ohio State Convention.
Darby Walton, Jarred Shellhouse, Kevin Lonsway, Emily Daniel, Cassie Parsons, Kayla Draper, Somer Freeman, Lindsay Daniel, Dean Morter, Lydia Coliron, Megan Cleveland, Bri Thiery, Meghan Chaffee, Kelsea Fleming, Jana Baum, Paige Sigler and Morgan Edgington were the current FFA member attendees. Donovan Smith, graduate from Mohawk High School, also attended, along with chaperones Sarah Criswell, Roger Daniel and Melissa Daniel
Mohawk had two proficiency award winners - Lindsay Daniel won first in district and second in state for her proficiency in veterinary medicine and Donovan Smith won first in district and first in state for his proficiency in environmental science and natural resources management.
Emily Daniel received her state degree and a gold rating for her reporter's book, and Lindsay Daniel received a gold rating for her treasurer's book.
Mohawk FFA received a gold medal chapter rating.
Jarred Shellhouse was announced as the Ohio FFA state treasurer.
FREMONT The eighth class of Youth Leadership Sandusky County had its graduation ceremony at Vanguard Career & Tech Center May 14.
Students graduating included Emily Becks and Joe Wetten of Bellevue, Hannah Riehl and Austin Underwood of Bishop Hoffman, Seth Smith of Clyde, Erica Chambers and Brandon Bliss of Fremont, Jeanne Dyer and Hunter Reineck of Gibsonburg, Jordan Magers and Noah Henry of Old Fort and Riley Schmidt and Abby Wright of Woodmore.
2013 Moose scholarship winner
Allison Perry of Tiffin was a recipient of a 2013 Moose International R. Robert Dale Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.
Perry is a senior graduating from Tiffin Columbian in June.
Chinese students seek host families
STAMFORD, Conn. -Academic Year in America is seeking Tiffin area families to host Chinese students.
Students are ages 15-18 and arrive with full medical insurance and spending money. Students stay with their host for five or 10 months and attend the local high school.
For more information, call (800) 322-4678, ext. 5164, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speakers set for lecture series
The Patricia Adams Lecture Series, entering its fourth year, has announced the next set of speakers for the 2013-14 year.
The keynote speaker in October is Deborah Mielewski, a technical leader of the Plastics Research Group at Ford Motor Co.'s Research and Innovation Center. Then in April, the university is to welcome Cheryl Krueger, who founded a gourmet cookie and gift company in 1985 and in 2009 founded KRUEGER+CO. Consulting Inc.
Freshman academic honorary inducts 51 at Heidelberg
The spring Alpha Lambda Delta induction ceremony for 51 Heidelberg University freshmen and sophomores was April 28.
Local inductees included Olivia Burke of Tiffin, Chase Hushour of Bloomville, Kaylee Loy of Tiffin, Bryce Riggs of Tiffin, Anna Sisco of Bettsville, Stephen Smith of Tiffin and Nathan Somers of Tiffin.
Heidelberg staffer interviewed
Last week, a film crew from NBC's educational arm was on campus to interview R. Peter Richards, senior research scientist for Heidelberg University's National Center for Water Quality Research, for an upcoming series.
Striking out cancer
The Heidelberg University softball team donned pink jerseys, as they have done annually the past five years, in support of Strike Out Cancer, an initiative organized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, during the April 27 double header.
Through the sale of T-shirts and other activities, the team raised $1,300 for The Gathering Place in Cleveland. They played the game in honor of a teammate who is battling cancer.
Heidelberg awards summer grants
Heidelberg University Provost David Weininger announced the university has awarded the Aigler Summer Study Grants to English professor William R. Reyer and piano professor Margarita Denenburg.
Reyer's project, "The Minotaur and the Damsel-fly: Poems," will cull from six years of poetic drafts and polished poems.
Denenberg's project, "Keyboard Wellness Seminar," involves attending the Keyboard Wellness Seminar July 22-Aug. 3 at The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.
Graduate student wins scholarship
Alana Stanbery, a student in the graduate counseling program at Heidelberg University, has received a scholarship from the Ohio School Counseling Association.
Stanbery is to receive a scholarship of $,1000 to be put toward her graduate education. OSCA recognized her as an outstanding school counseling graduate student in Ohio.
Speech coach to serve on state board
Dan Higgins, adjunct professor of communication at Heidelberg University, has been elected to the Ohio Forensics Association state board as a member at large for the 2013-14 academic year.
English professor judges poetry
William Reyer, professor of English at Heidelberg University, recently served as judge for the National Federation of State Poetry Societies contest Snow, sponsored by the Columbine Poets of Colorado.
Organ professor helps kick off tour
Joan McConnell, instructor of organ at Heidelberg University, played a "pre-concert" recital May 13 at First Congregational Church in Columbus. This was the first stop of Heidelberg's concert choir spring tour, and her recital was played at the invitation of Tim Ahrens, senior pastor of First Congregational.
Terra celebrates nursing graduates
FREMONT -Seventeen recent graduates of the Terra State Community College Associate Degree Nursing program received their nursing pins during a ceremony May 11 at the college. This is the eighth class to finish the program.
Those pinned included Stacy Bahnsen, Denise Darr, Ashley Ludwig and Dalibor Tomljenovic, all of Fremont; Regina Davidson, Pam McLaughlin, Suzanne Richmond, Jessica Schetter, Marisa Tschanen and Jaime Wagner, all of Tiffin; Melissa Crockett and Kendra Klos, both of Clyde; and Katie Foy of Fostoria.
Terra honors employees
FREMONT -Terra State Community College honored employees during the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon May 13.
The luncheon began by honoring retiree Mary Broestl, of Oak Harbor. She has committed 32 years of service as librarian at Terra State.
Four received Circle of Excellence Awards, including Sister Patricia Carter (Fremont), administrative and professional staff; Pamela Aldrich (Clyde), Support Staff; Dena Baker-Becker (Maumee), full-time faculty; and Bill McCleese (Fremont), adjunct faculty.
Five years Andrew Carroll and Michael Shirtz, both of Sandusky; Karen Frederick of Fremont; Peter Landino of Huron; Kimberly Maxwell of Tiffin; Marla Mohr of Castalia; and Michael Smithback of Bowling Green.
15 years William Auxter of Avon Lake and Margie Bixler-Foster of Fremont.
20 years Mary McCue of Fremont.
25 years Shirley Castillo of Clyde; Debra Dodson of Bettsville; and Joyce Spencer of Burgoon.
30 years Cathy Chudzinski and William Hotz, both of Fremont.
Native earns doctorate degree
NEW RIEGEL - Brittany Hemminger of New Riegel earned a doctor of pharmacy degree at The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences May 4, according a release from the university.
Hemminger plans to work as a community pharmacist.
Owens scholarship winners
PERRYSBURG -Area high school seniors recently were honored by Owens Community College's Board of Trustees for outstanding achievements, receiving thousands of dollars in new scholarships through the Trustees' Academic Excellence Scholarship Program.
Students who received the awards include Gabrielle Brandt of Fostoria, a Hopewell-Loudon High School graduate, registered nursing; Jessica Walter of Bradner, a Lakota High School graduate, occupational therapy assistant; Brandon Allomong of Sycamore, a Mohawk High School graduate, journalism; and Georgia Kitchen of Fostoria, a St. Wendelin High School graduate, registered nursing.
Local students land scholarhips from Whirlpool
FINDLAY -The Findlay Division of Whirlpool Corp. is pleased to announce the results of its 42nd Whirlpool Foundation scholarship competition.
Ashely Mathias of New Riegel received a scholarship totaling $24,000. She is attending the University of Toledo and is majoring in nursing.
Mathias is the daughter of Dan and Laura Mathias.
Scipio-Republic alumni banquet
The 116th annual Scipio-Republic Alumni Banquet is set for June 22 at Republic United Church of Christ, 312 S. Madison St., Republic. Registration and social hour is 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with the meal to follow. The business meeting is at 2 p.m., followed by remembrances and door prizes. The cost is $12.50 a person.
All Seneca East alumni are welcome. Those who did not receive an invitation but would like to attend, please contact Mary Stuckert Grieselding at (419) 447-5648, or Warren
Bean at (419) 306-0438 by June 8.
To make a donation toward expenses, contact Grieselding.
Fostoria hospital hosts diabetes course
FOSTORIA - To assist individuals with diabetes in successfully managing the disease, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital is to offer a class 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday in the conference center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2.
A diabetes education refresher course also is to be offered at 10:30 a.m. May 31 in the diabetes education department, on the hospital's main level, entrance 1.
The diabetes refresher course is designed for individuals with diabetes who have had previous diabetes education and would benefit from review and updates to further assist in improving blood sugar control.
Pre-registration and physician referral is required for attendance. The courses have a fee billable to insurance. Financial assistance is available through ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation's Diabetes Fund.
For more information, call Shirley Conley at (419) 436-6629.
Hospital hosts pulmonary support group
FOSTORIA - The Better Breathers pulmonary support group is to meet noon 1 p.m. May 29 in the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Conference Center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2. This support group is free.
The Better Breathers pulmonary support group was developed as an extended support service for pulmonary rehabilitation patients, their family members and interested community members.
For more information, call Cathy Swisher at (419) 436-6809.