Education

St. Wendelin High closing

FOSTORIA — St. Wendelin Catholic High School will close June 30, following a drop in enrollment, according to a release by Matt Meyers, director of the parish and school. The release states the decision was made by the St. Wendelin Parish Finance Council, the St. Wendelin Catholic Schools ...

TCS art festival grows to include music, too

Tiffin City Schools’ annual art festival is going to become more inclusive and gain more space this year. The newly named Tiffin City Schools Spring Art and Music Festival is to take place 6:30-9 p.m. April 28 and noon -3 p.m. April 30 at a new location, Tiffin Columbian High School. The ...

Appellate judge is next Patricia Adams lecturer

A U.S. appellate judge is to serve as the spring semester’s Heidelberg University Patricia Adams Lecture speaker April 6. Susan Graber became a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1997. The Ninth Circuit serves nine western states and two Pacific Island ...

Universities offer details on tuition discount plan

Heidelberg and Tiffin universities have come together to offer a tuition discount benefiting SIEDC and chamber member organizations. Heidelberg and TU are offering a tuition discount of up to $200 for graduate and undergraduate coursework for employees of Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce ...

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Tiffin City Schools Board of Education President Chris Widman (left) welcomed Gary Barber (right) as the next superintendent of Tiffin City Schools Wednesday.

TCS names next superintendent

Tiffin City Board of Education appointed a new superintendent during a special board meeting Wednesday night. The board approved a $175,000 per-year, three-year contract effective Aug. 1 for Gary Barber, current superintendent of Marion City Schools. “I am humbled and honored to join the ...

Principal Rombach to head New Riegel Schools

NEW RIEGEL — A familiar face will be at the helm of New Riegel Schools following the retirement of Superintendent Elaine Nye July 31. School board members approved hiring 5-12 Principal Dave Rombach as superintendent/K-4 principal for a three-year contract during a special session ...

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Motivational speaker David Flood talks to Tiffin Middle School students Tuesday morning.

‘Loneliness is toxic’ — speaker tells students how to be the antidote

A youth motivational speaker tended to an audience of Tiffin Middle School students Tuesday morning, leaving them with three challenges to complete. David Flood told stories to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students how how his family has impacted him. Flood is married with two ...

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Valerie Zeno (left) hospitality management instructor, earned the Ohio ProStart 2017 Teacher of Excellence award Sunday. She is pictured with Elissa Heal (center), director of Sentinel CTC and Greg Edinger (right), superintendent of Vangard-Sentinel.

Sentinel instructor named Teacher of Excellence

COLUMBUS — Sentinel Career and Technology Center’s hospitality management instructor was named the Ohio ProStart 2017 Teacher of Excellence during a ceremony Sunday. Valerie Zeno, who has been with Sentinel for three years, received the award, which recognizes teachers who embrace ...

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Scientist, engineer, comedian and author Bill Nye, speaks Wednesday at Heidelberg University as part of its HYPE program.

Become ‘Gen S’

Famed scientist and television host Bill Nye discussed climate change and working to change the world Wednesday morning at Heidelberg University. Nye, CEO of the Planetary Society, scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor, was the keynote speaker for Heidelberg’s HYPE Day ...

New Riegel homecoming court

New Riegel’s homecoming court includes (back row, from left) Gabriel Souder, Brandon Arbogast, Michael Kirian, Dylan Reinhart, Alec Zoeller and Scott Beier; (center row, from left) Kiersten Hough, Elyssa Theis, Brooke Noftz, Emily Hohman, Brianna Gillig and Alesha Lowery; and (front ...

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1st TU provost

Tiffin University appointed its first provost Wednesday. Peter Holbrook is to assume the role Feb. 27. He previously served as dean of the College of Business and Management, chief operating officer, vice president for enrollment management and faculty member at Cardinal Stritch University ...

Old Fort homecoming court

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Old Fort’s homecoming court includes (from left, front row), Maddison Lemons, Tess Hasselbach, Peyton Miller, Jordan Magers, Emily Manasian and Gabie Oliver; and (back row) Carson Steyer (from left), David Kupka, Hootie Cleveland, Eric Bell, Trey Hossler and ...

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This undated photo shows Amanda Davidson outside the National Archives and Records Administration building in Washington, D.C.

National treasures: Old Fort grad had internship with National Archives

An Old Fort native got her chance to live her dream working in a museum in Washington, D.C., working closely with the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Amanda Davidson, a senior at Cedarville University and a 2013 graduate of Old Fort High School, is majoring in history and is ...

Clyde-GS board organizes, agrees to seek levy in May

Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education met Monday morning for its  2017 organizational meeting. Member Matt Nicely was chosen as president while Trisha Prunty is to serve as vice president. Members set the service fund for board business at $20,000 and approved payment to board members of ...

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Buckeye Central students who are part of the Junior Teen Institute prepare candy canes with anti-drug slogans to be given to middle school students.

Area students learn the spirit of giving

CAREY — Students at Carey Exempted Village School District are in the spirit of giving all year long in their Teen Leadership Corps. TLC is a class based on community service. It is a nonprofit organization with corporate sponsorship and about 20 other member schools. Adviser ...

Tiffin board declines to seek zone academy funds

  Tiffin City Board of Education opted Tuesday not to seek funding through a federal program. With a 3-2 vote, the board voted against adopting a Qualified Zone Academy Bond capital plan, which would identify needs the district would have. Also, the board did not approve the ...

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Lillian Schumacher, the sixth president of Tiffin University.

Schumacher reflects on ‘exciting year’ as TU president

  Tiffin University’s sixth — and first female — president has completed her semester and according to her, it has been a “busy and exciting year.” Lillian Schumacher first was named interim president Jan. 11 and was named president five months ...

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Costumed coordination

  Calvert Catholic Preschool teacher Joan Kirgis leads her 3-year-old students in a celebration song of the letter J for coordination and sequence development by singing “Higgleldy Piggeldy” at their Friday Halloween Costume Day. This activity was an English square dance that ...

Board gets look at center’s manufacturing program

Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers school board met in Tiffin Thursday and was given an overview of the district’s multi-faceted manufacturing program that offers curriculum in welding, robotics, design engineering and architecture. According to Superintendent Greg Edinger, ...

Students to attend FFA convention

  ATTICA —  During a brief school board Monday morning, members approved student participation in the 2016 National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis. Students are to leave Wednesday and return Friday. They are to travel by chartered bus along with students from ...