Bellville area church, news briefs

Virtue, meditation and wisdom at All Souls

BELLVILLE — Sensei Dean Williams will be the speaker Sunday at the 10:30 service at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Bellville, 25 Church St. His message will be “Virtue, Meditation, and Wisdom: The Three Aspects of Living an Enlightened Life.” Williams will discuss how Buddhist teachings can be helpful to anyone, even if they’re not interested in becoming a Buddhist.

Buckeye Bash Nov. 19 in Mansfield

MANSFIELD — The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Richland County will hold its 38th Beat Michigan Buckeye Bash on Nov. 19 at theMansfield Liederkranz. Speakers fwill be Stan Jefferson, recently retired from the OSU football coaching staff and former coach of Mansfield Srenior High School, as well as former OSU football players including Obie Stilwell, Jay Richardson, Ben Buchanan, Joshua Perry and Curtis Grant. The event is open to the public. It is not limited to OSU alumni.

Doors open at 6 p.m. For tickets, contact Judy Villard-Overocker at 419-571-5097 or

Live music will be provided by local musicians playing favorites from the OSU marching band. There will be a silent auction as well as a live auction of several larger items including tickets to the OSU-Michigan football game. Proceeds fund Ohio State scholarships for Richland County students. More than $20,000 worth of scholarships were awarded in 2018.

Hospice donation in honor of hair salon’s former owner

ASHLAND — Reflections Hair Design recently presented a check for $1,999 to Hospice of North Central Ohio. The donation was the proceeds of recent golf outings held to celebrate the life of the salon’s former owner Linda Horning.

The annual Linda Horning Memorial Golf Outing began in 2004 as a team building event for the business.

“This fundraiser is our way of giving back to Hospice of North Central Ohio as the organization gave us so much care, love and support during our time of need. Our family was blessed to receive their services and we appreciate all they did for us as we went through a difficult time,” said Amy Forrest, owner of the salon.

HNCO’s Chief Development Officer Ralph Tomassi stated, “We are thankful for people like Amy. She is so appreciative of the passionate care that we provided to her mother-in-law 16 years ago that she continues to be inspired to give back through these outings. What a wonderful gesture!”