The Hilliard branch of Credit Union of Ohio, 5500 Britton Parkway, will host a home-buying seminar from 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 26.

The Hilliard branch of Credit Union of Ohio, 5500 Britton Parkway, will host a home-buying seminar from 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 26.

The home-buying process will be discussed from start to finish by representatives of Credit Union of Ohio, Prudential Real Estate, Commercial & Home Inspection Services and Stewart Title.

Admission is free, but registration is required by calling (614) 487-6650, ext. 1700 or e-mailing wperkins@cuofohio.org. Additional information may be found at www.cuofohio.org.

Tabatha Stover, first-grade teacher at Hilliard Horizon Elementary School, recently won a $5,000 grant from the National Education Association to increase students' math skills.

The grant will be used to purchase math supplies such as cubes or coins for students in kindergarten and first grade. These supplies can be used to build math skills like counting and sorting, as well as help the students learn values and currency.

Hilliard YMCA People Helping People annual support campaign continues through March. This year's campaign theme is for everyone in the community to help "Just One" child or family enjoy the YMCA.

"All financial contributions benefit children and their families by making memberships and programs available to everyone," said Greg Cottrill, executive director of the Hilliard YMCA, in a statement. "The YMCA People Helping People Scholarship Fund affirms the YMCA as a charity. It allows for people of all backgrounds and financial circumstances to belong to the YMCA and take part in all the enriching activities it offers."

In 2010, more than 900 individuals and families from the greater Hilliard area were helped to participate in Y programs or enjoy a YMCA membership through the campaign, in keeping with the Y's philosophy of not turning away those who are unable to pay.

Donations are also accepted online at www.ymcacolumbus. org/give.

Kevin Scott Reardon was recently promoted to Battalion Chief in the Columbus Division of Fire. A 1975 graduate of Whetstone High School, Reardon has served in the United States Army as helicopter crew chief/flight medic.

He has won several awards since joining the Division of Fire in 1981.

Reardon lives in Hilliard with his wife. He has two children and two grandchildren.

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles deputy registrar, 4740 Cemetery Road, finished second in its district in Donate Life Ohio's "Season of Giving Challenge."

The contest was designed to help increase the percentage of Ohioans newly registering as organ, eye and tissue donors in the Ohio Donor Registry.

At the Hilliard location, 25.46-percent of donor registrants were new donors.