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Red Cross chooses Citizen of the Year recipient

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A local media personality will receive the American Red Cross Citizen of the Year Award. Jill Gosche, Online Editor of the Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune will be presented the award at a luncheon ceremony on Friday, September 5, 2014 at the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center in Tiffin. 

Gosche is a life-long resident of Seneca County. She is a graduate of Hopewell Loudoun High School and Ashland University with degrees in Journalism and Speech Communication. She is currently studying at Tiffin University and will receive a Masters of Humanities degree in December. Gosche is involved in many volunteer opportunities, including: 4-H advisor and Advisory Council member, committee member for Tiffin Police and Fire All Patriots Memorial, current volunteer and former board member for Junior Achievement, 2009 graduate of Leadership Seneca County, and many other activities. 

Gosche credits her parents with giving her a love of community and an understanding of the need to give back. “They were excellent role models who taught by example. They always showed me that I should remember where I came from and be grateful for everything I have received” she says. Gosche is also excited that her award is being presented by the American Red Cross, saying “My family lost its rock when my grandma died at the age of 91. She had volunteered for the Red Cross for sixteen years. It is truly an honor to be recognized by an organization that my family holds close to its heart.” 

The Citizen of the Year Award, presented by the American Red Cross of Seneca County, recognizes outstanding community leaders in Tiffin and Seneca County. Award recipients are chosen based on their volunteer service, organizational leadership and community presence. Gosche was chosen to receive the award by the local Red Cross volunteer leadership team - Julie Adkins, Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz, County Commissioner Fred Zoeller, John Spahr, Christine Courtney and Jason McClaflin. “When we were considering candidates for the award, Jill’s name was one of the first mentioned. We all are aware of her great work in the community and her dedication to making Tiffin and Seneca County a great place to live” says Adkins. 

The Citizen of the Year Award luncheon ceremony will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the North Central Educational Service Center in Tiffin. David Zak, President of the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corporation will be the keynote speaker. Tickets for the luncheon are $20 and available at the Red Cross office, Suite 108 in the Tiffin Mall or by calling Red Cross Director Cheryl Wolfe at 419-341-4570. All proceeds benefit local Red Cross services.