The Ohio auditor's office has presented Dublin director of accounting and auditing Steve Sova a "Making Your Tax Dollars Count" award.

The Ohio auditor's office has presented Dublin director of accounting and auditing Steve Sova a "Making Your Tax Dollars Count" award.

According to a news release from Dublin, the award was given for the city's 2007 audit. Fewer than 5 percent of cities are eligible for the award. In order to receive the award, a city must complete and submit a comprehensive annual financial report with no findings or issues, and there should be no financial concerns surrounding the city.

Local municipalities to win the "Making Your Tax Dollars Count" award also include New Albany, Westerville and Reynoldsburg.

Dublin middle school students who wish to participate in the Feb. 28 PROUD science fair must register by Feb. 12.

Students in grades six through eight can participate in the second annual science fair held by Parents' Resource for Outstanding Dublin, or PROUD.

To participate, students must turn in an application and permission slip to their principal's office by Feb. 12. A project in the field of life science, physics, chemistry or Earth and space must be displayed on a board and ready for the Feb. 28 science fair held at Dublin Scioto High School. Projects will be judged by a science committee member and winners will be chosen from each grade. Science fair winners also will get a chance to participate in the regional science fair. E-mail

Parents and students can learn about the International Baccalaureate program at Dublin's three high schools next week.

At the meeting scheduled for 7 to 8:15 p.m. Feb. 4, college admission representatives, students, a program graduate, teachers and more will be on hand to discuss the program that emphasizes critical thinking, internationalism and more to help students transition to higher education.

The meeting, aimed at ninth- and 10th-graders, will be held at Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland Croy Road. For more information, contact Jerome guidance counselor Mike Uretsky at (614) 718-8276.

Coffman High School will offer seminars to help students prepare for the ACT and SAT.

The seminars, administered by the Princeton Review, are open to juniors and encouraged for those taking the SAT in May or the ACT in April. Registration is due by Feb. 13. A practice test will be administered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Instructional sessions will be held from 7:25 to 9:15 a.m. March 9 to 13. Students can prepare for either the SAT or ACT for $135, or both for $145.

Seminars will include course and testing materials, a workbook and full-length practice exam. Students will receive scores from practice tests to help them focus on areas that need improvement.

For more information, contact the Coffman guidance office at 614-764-5950.

River Valley Vineyard Church will host Financial Peace University at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings from Feb. 3 through April 28.

The course will be held at the church, 425 S. Sandusky St., Suite 3 in Delaware. Financial Peace University is a 13-week money management course. Topics such as real estate and mortgages, dumping debt and cash flow planning will be covered, among others.

For more information about the course, visit To register or for more information about River Valley Vineyard Church, contact or call (740) 362-6383.