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Top speller overcomes ‘trauma’ PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN, Sentinel Staff Writer   
Monday, 10 February 2014 10:37
Lake Middle School student Joel Gollehon spells during the 2014 Wood County Spelling Bee February 8, 2014. (Photos: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Joel Gollehon made the proper diagnosis of the trauma to win the 2014 Wood County Spelling Bee Saturday morning.
"Trauma" was the championship word for the eighth-grader at Lake Middle School after he correctly spelled "diagnosis" in the previous round.
Joel was nearly eliminated previously when he misspelled "innate." Runner-up Carolyn Schutte of Indian Hills Elementary gave him a second chance when she stumbled on the potential championship word, "temporal."
According to the rules, when it is down to the final two competitors, to be crowned champion one must spell their word correctly in the round when the other speller is wrong. Then, to win, they must then spell one more word in the championship round.
After Joel's error, Carolyn, who is in sixth grade, handled "lariat," but erred with the vowels in "temporal." In the next round, she missed "stipple" allowing Joel to win with "trauma."
Interestingly the champion and runner-up are both avid readers and said they did not do any preparation for the spelling bee.
"I didn't prepare," Joel said. "I read books and that's how I learn words."
"I didn't prepare at all, I just read a lot," Carolyn agreed.
Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014 12:43
Senator Portman down to business PDF Print E-mail
Written by HAROLD BROWN Sentinel City Editor   
Saturday, 08 February 2014 10:13
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman speaks in Perrysburg. (J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
PERRYSBURG - U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, stressed the need for energy development, work force development, regulatory relief, boosting trade and tax reform in a visit to Northwest Ohio Friday.
Portman spent the morning visiting the Owens-Illinois world headquarters in Perrysburg and the early afternoon as the keynote speaker at the Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Forum at the Holiday Inn French Quarter. From there he went to the University of Toledo to participate in a conference on international human trafficking, prostitution and sex.
Portman said his perception of Northwest Ohio is that "a lot is going on with people in the trenches trying to create jobs."
Risingsun postmaster handled much more than mail PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Staff Writer   
Saturday, 08 February 2014 11:13
Terri Allen recently retired as Risingsun postmaster. Visit to watch a video. (J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
RISINGSUN — For most of the last 50 years, the Risingsun Post Office has been in the capable hands of one mother-daughter duo. That run ended Jan. 31 when Terri Allen retired as postmaster. She served the southeast Wood County village for 24 years, and thus ended her 35-year career with the postal service.
As significant as that is, her history goes back further since she grew up in that facility as her mother, Treva Betts, served as Risingsun’s postmaster for 25 years, retiring in 1990.
“It is an honor to retire from here,” Allen said. “The people are great, they come in every day and we talk every day. Some of them have known me all my life.” CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO
More than just their postmaster, Allen is a friend, a confidant and as one customer said, “Risingsun is not losing just a postmaster, they are losing a counselor.”
Last Updated on Saturday, 08 February 2014 11:19
Owens board agrees to up tuition PDF Print E-mail
Written by MARIE THOMAS BAIRD Sentinel Education Editor   
Saturday, 08 February 2014 10:09
The Owens Community College Board of Trustees has approved a recommendation to increase tuition this summer.
At Tuesday's meeting, trustees unanimously agreed to raise tuition no more than $100 for full-time students effective summer semester.
The resolution was based on a recommendation from the board's finance committee, which met Jan. 29.
The per-credit-hour equivalent is $3.47 above the current credit hour base of $149.60.
The $100 allowed comes from wording in the last state biennium budget, which gave colleges the OK to increase tuition 2 percent, or $100, for each of the two years of the budget.
Owens did increase tuition by $100 effective fall 2013 to the current amount. A second increase is allowed, as Owens' new fiscal year starts with summer term.
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