Salvation Army Book Corner, Visual Bucket List, Academics

New reading corner at the Salvation Army

A reading corner has been unveiled to become a place where children can relax with a good book at the Salvation Army Dewald Community Center.

A handcrafted solid oak book nook has been dedicated to the memory of Mansfield resident Randy Moritz, a valued member of Altrusa.

Altrusa is an international non-profit organization that improves the Mansfield community each year through service, literacy, fundraising and international projects.

Moritz spent countless hours at the Dewald Center sharing his passion for literacy and his love of books. She died in 2021.

The handmade reading bench was born from an idea between Altrusa and the staff of the Dewald Center. This idea was presented to Jeremiah Howe, career technical supervisor at the Pioneer Career and Technology Center, and with a combination of departments, the students created the bench.

The literacy-based Dewald Community Center at 47 S. Main St., Mansfield, serves students in grades two through six with Learning Zone, after-school homework help and enrichment, and Summer Zone, a camp for six week summer day.

Community support sought to match donation

Mansfield’s Visual Bucket List Foundation (VBLF) received a $5,000 donation from Hamilton Insurance Group, and it has a chance to match it with help from the local community. With a simple comment or a share on social networks, the VBLF can make a donation of $10,000 which will allow the foundation to provide a wish list to a child who is losing his sight.

Starting Monday, the story of Hamilton Insurance Group and VBLF will be featured on the official Make More Happen microsite at where supporters can vote to help the team achieve its goal. gift. If the featured story receives at least 500 votes – social media shares and comments on their story – the donation will be increased to $10,000.

Ontario concerts at Marshall Park underway

A series of concerts are planned in Marshall Park through September. All concerts take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and admission is free.

The concert program includes:

  • June 28: Oolong Gurus – Country/Alternative
  • July 12: Kickin Grass – Bluegrass
  • July 26: The Return – Progressive Classic Rock
  • August 9: Red Ball Jets – Rock
  • August 23: Sweet Beats – Beatles Tribute
  • September 13 Sobos – Classic Rock
  • September 27 Departure – Journey Tribute

Madison Class of ’02 reunion set for July 30

The Madison Class of 2002 will hold their 20th class reunion from 6-10 p.m. July 30 at Forest Hills Golf Course. For more information or if you would like to participate, contact the Madison High School Class of 2002 Reunion Facebook page or email [email protected]

Regional Agency on Aging Announces Fellows

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. has selected the recipients of the 2022 scholarship program. The scholarships are made possible through annual meeting sponsorships.

Elizabeth Dvorak of Huron County is currently attending the University of Akron and pursuing a degree in biomedical sciences. As a full-time student, she also works as an STNA and will attend Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dvorak is the recipient of the $2,000 scholarship.

Alexa Konkle, a Wyandot County resident, is currently enrolled at North Central State College and pursuing an associate’s degree in respiratory therapy. Konkle is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship.

Emma Golling of Seneca County is a nursing student at Marion Technical College and plans to pursue her BSN. Golling is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship.

The three recipients will receive their awards at the July meeting of the Regional Agency on Aging Board of Directors.

Ashland Resident Wins Ohio State Parks Photo Contest

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is proud to announce the winners of its 2022 Ohio State Parks Photo Contest. All winning entries, except for the People’s Choice Award, were chosen through three rounds of judging by a panel of ODNR employees. The People’s Choice Award was voted on by the public.

The ODNR Photo Contest offered five categories for images taken in an Ohio State Park after Jan. 1, 2022: Wildlife in Action, Park Recreation, Wonderful Water, Novice Naturalist, and exploration trails. Entrants could submit up to five entries per category.

Ashley Hendershot of Ashland won first place in the Ohio State Parks Photo Contest for her photo taken at Mohican State Park.

First-place winner Ashley Hendershot of Ashland submitted “Mohican Sunshine.” His image depicts a biker on the 25-mile mountain bike loop of Mohican State Park, hands in the air as the sun bursts through the surrounding trees.

The contest was co-sponsored by US eDirect, ODNR’s reservation management provider. The grand prize was a collapsible Oru kayak and a $120 Ohio State Parks gift certificate.

Seminar to present ‘Archeology through the eyes of a potter’ 6

ASHLAND – “Archeology Through the Eyes of a Potter,” an interactive lecture and pottery demonstration by Julie Ward, will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. June 26 at Ashland Theological Seminary, 910 Center St. Doors open at 2 p.m. : 30 pm The event, free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science at Ashland University.

Ward, the owner of Brinker Street Pottery, will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the rich trove of Biblical-era ceramic archaeological artifacts housed in the Flora Archaeological Collection at Ashland Theological Seminary. Artifacts range from a child’s small cup to 30 liter storage amphoras, dating back to 4000 BC.

For more information and to confirm your attendance, please visit the Seminar’s Facebook page.

Briana R. Cross