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WSOS program re-connects dads with their children PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Saturday, 18 January 2014 09:22
Father-centered, free, and available to all fathers, the Pathways to Fatherhood program at WSOS Community Action Commission aims to help men develop healthy, lasting relationships with their children and give them the tools to maintain those relationships.
There is no income eligibility for this program and all services are free to all participants residing in Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca counties. It is made available through a federal grant to WSOS.
All information fathers share while in the program is confidential, according to George Dupey, the family advocate for the program. "What's said in the room stays in the room."
All fathers, regardless of economic status - custodial and non-custodial fathers, stepfathers, foster fathers, fathers-to-be, father figures, grandparents serving as fathers, disabled fathers and others - can participate. They are encouraged to apply to do so.
Lindsey Chapman, Aaron Shaffer wed PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 18 January 2014 09:19
GRAND RAPIDS - Lindsey M. Chapman became the bride of Aaron Shaffer on Dec. 28 in the chapel of Nazareth Hall.
The 3:30 p.m. ceremony was conducted by Jeff Cobb.
The bride is the daughter of John and Vanessa Chapman, Bowling Green. The groom is the son of Carol and Jim Briggs, Lima.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless satin, lace and tulle full A-line gown from Bridal by Kotsovos. It featured a sweetheart neckline adorned with hand-beaded lace trim, pleated satin empire bust line with embellished beaded lace midriff, and a matching beaded lace appliqué on the skirt extending to the scalloped hemline.
Bridesmaids were sisters of the bride Jessica Southard of Lebanon, Ohio, and Amanda Eckert, Pemberville.
Dominic Eckert of Pemberville, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer.
Brad Bischop, Lima, served as best man.
90TH BIRTHDAY: Edith (Brown) Studer PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:49
Studer-90thEdith (Brown) Studer of Bowling Green will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house on Sunday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Weston Church of Christ, 13355 Center St.
She was born Jan. 22, 1924.
Zumbathon aids kids with speech disorder PDF Print E-mail
Written by KAREN NADLER COTA Sentinel Lifestyles Editor   
Friday, 17 January 2014 11:14
Deb Kelly (right), a speech therapist for Wood County Hospital Rehabilitation, works with Aleks Ostrowski, a 6-year-old with apraxia. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Eli McIntosh is enjoying life as a kindergartner at Kenwood Elementary in Bowling Green.
So is Aleks Ostrowski, a member of the kindergarten class at St. Aloysius School.
Like the other children in their classrooms, Aleks and Eli are learning to read simple words, add simple sums and "work and play well with others."
But 6-year-old Eli and Aleks have a special challenge to overcome. Each has a condition called Apraxia of Speech, described by medical professionals as a very challenging and complicated, but little-known, neurological speech disorder.
"The kids know what they want to say, but they can't make the mouth form the words," explained Eli's mom, Beth McIntosh, current president of an organization called Northwest Ohio Apraxia Support.
"I was one of the parents that started the organization two years ago."
Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014 12:27
Findlay-area Once Upon A Child store named among best for fourth year running PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:19
FINDLAY - Once Upon A Child of Findlay, located at 1825 Tiffin Ave, has gone gold.  The local gently-used children's reseller was recently recognized for achieving a "Gold Standard" measurement.
The Findlay store achieved the customer experience, store operations and consistent performance to earn the recognition for the fourth consecutive year from the franchisor.
Once Upon A Child is a nationwide buyer and seller of name brand, gently used kids' items.
The store "provides a place for parents to buy and sell their quality, gently-used kids stuff for their ever-growing children - saving them time and money," said Amanda Overmyer, owner of the Findlay location. Her store sells a wide selection of new and used children's apparel, furniture, equipment, books and toys.
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