Madison grad receives $10,000 scholarship from Medical Mutual
CLEVELAND — In recognition of her academic achievement, Kylie Stout, a 2022 graduate of Madison Comprehensive High School, recently was awarded a $10,000 scholarship from Medical Mutual. Stout plans to attend the University of Akron and major in criminal justice.
She was among six recipients statewide of a $10,000 scholarship based on academic achievement and financial need. The scholarships, as well as 140 scholarships of $1,000 each, went to students in school districts across Ohio that are customers of Cleveland-based Medical Mutual. The Columbus Foundation administers the program and received more than 525 applications for the scholarships.
Local students graduate from Ohio University
ATHENS — The following local students were among more than 4,400 spring graduates at Ohio University:
Andrew Gies, Shelby, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Ian Hartley, Galion, MSAA Athletic Administration
Lauren Rudolph, Galion, MSW Social Work
Claire Songer, Crestline, BS Biological Sciences
Cole White, Shelby, DO Osteopathic Medicine
Bailey White, Shelb, DO Osteopathic Medicine
Andee Wildenthaler, Galion, BAHCS Customer Service Leadership
Elizabeth Wolf, Galion, BA English - Creative Writing
Richland Academy introduces new strings instructor
Richland Academy of the Arts has announced the addition of Cleveland Institute of Music graduate Colin Henley to their team of music instructors.
Henley has a master’s degree in viola performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He obtained his bachelor’s in viola performance from Baldwin Wallace University.
Henley was the winner of Baldwin Wallace University's 2020 Lauria Concerto Competition. He has had the opportunity to work with some of the premiere musicians in the United States. Throughout his summers, Henley has studied at the Zodiac, Miami Classical, and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festivals. He has held principal positions in the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Cleveland Youth Orchestra, as well as the Baldwin Wallace Symphony Orchestra.
Off the stage, Henley teaches violin and viola lessons both privately and through Richland Academy of the Arts and Westlake Music Academy.
For more information on registering for lessons, call Richland Academy at 419-522-8224 or visit richlandacademy.com.
Five generations gather for special photo
HAYES, Virginia — Five generations of the Adkins family, including Fredia J. Adkins of Mansfield, recently gathered at her son's home in Hayes, where Fredia was introduced to her great-great granddaughter who was born in March.
Mansfield sailor stationed on Navy destroyer
ATLANTIC OCEAN — Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Electrical) 3rd Class Chaise Lunsford of Mansfield is currently serving aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) in the Atlantic Ocean. The Jason Dunham is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe area of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet, to defend U.S., allied and partner interests.
Mansfield resident reappointed to state commission
COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine has reappointed Ronald Todd Puff of Mansfield to the Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Commission for a term beginning July 2 and ending July 1, 2026.
Puff's appointment was among nearly two dozen recently announced by the governor's office.
Ashland Chautauqua brings memorable cast of characters to town
ASHLAND — Ashland Chautauqua’s traditional five-day event, with its evening first-person performances and daytime workshops, features a variety of memorable characters this year in keeping with its theme of “The Famous and Infamous.” The evening performances will be held July 12-16 at the Myers Band Shell in Ashland’s Brookside Park.
Ashland Chautauqua’s 23rd year scholars include: Leslie Goddard portraying Lizzie Borden, accused of the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother; Darrick Johnson portraying Malcolm X, the convert to Islam whose fiery speaking skills inspired many and alarmed many others during the 1960s civil rights era; Dianne Moran portraying Mary Surratt, keeper of the boardinghouse where the assassination of Abraham Lincoln was planned; Susan Marie Frontczak portraying Madame Marie Curie, the scientist who discovered radioactivity and won two Nobel Prizes; and Elsa Wolff portraying Annie Oakley, the sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and became a superstar.
This year all workshops will be held in person. The schedule appears on ashlandchautauqua.org. Each workshop is led by a Chautauqua scholar.
The popular feature, Coffee with the Scholars, will be back on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. The location is in the community room at the Board of Realtors at 107 E. Main St. in Ashland. Everyone is welcome to participate in these informal conversations with the scholars for a behind the scenes glimpse of Chautauqua.
All Ashland Chautauqua events are free and open to the public. The evening performances and workshops are held at accessible locations.
This article originally appeared on Mansfield News Journal: Educational honors, Richland Academy staff, Chautauqua