Education

Superintendent outlines plan for school year

Tiffin City School District teachers, staff and administrators gathered Tuesday morning to gear up for the new school year, to start Thursday. Superintendent Gary Barber laid out his plan for the year and his expectations for teachers and his administrative team. During his talk, Barber ...

Watch for students on foot or on buses

As most area students head back to school this week, we remind motorists to watch for school buses — and more pedestrians and traffic — while driving. You probably know not to pass a school bus when its red lights are flashing. And flashing yellow lights indicate the bus is slowing and ...

TCS board welcomes new faces

New staff and new student board representatives were introduced Tuesday evening during the regular Tiffin City Board of Education meeting. The board introduced new individuals assuming administrative roles, including Jennifer Losey, director of teaching and learning; Nichole Jiran, Washington ...

Exchange program seeks host families, volunteers

A student exchange program is asking Seneca County families to consider becoming a host family for the 2017-18 school year. Youth For Understanding is one of the oldest and largest intercultural exchange programs, placing hundreds of international exchange students with families across the ...

’95 alumna now principal at St. Wendelin Catholic School

FOSTORIA — St. Wendelin Catholic School is welcoming a 1995 alumna as its new principal. “I am very thankful my parents blessed me, and my sisters, with a high-quality Catholic education at St. Wendelin,” Teresa Kitchen, St. Wendelin’s new K-8 principal, said. “To return ‘home’ ...

TU professor to teach in Katmandu as part of Fulbright program

A member of Tiffin University’s faculty has been selected for the Fulbright Specialist Program, which involves spending five weeks at Kings College in Kathmandu, Nepal. Perry Haan, professor of marketing at TU, has worked as a faculty member and administrator in higher education since 1986. ...

Recent Heidelberg grad selected as Fulbright scholar

A recent Heidelberg University graduate has been selected to be a Fulbright scholar, to serve as an English teaching assistant for the 2017-18 academic year. Summer Hunter-Kysor is from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and is the first Heidelberg student to receive a Fulbright award from the ...

’Berg lands grant for emergency aid

Heidelberg University is to receive a $115,000 Dash Emergency Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates to create and maintain a student emergency aid program. Emergency grants are to be integrated into Heidelberg’s overall student success strategy with the goal ...

Float their boat

Connor Haner (left) and Jacob Fuhrer, juniors in Sentinel Career and Technology Center's electrical trades program, paddle to propel a cardboard boat in the pond behind the school Thursday afternoon. Programs fashioned boats out of cardboard and raced each other during the event. To view more ...

A feather in caps

Members of local businesses celebrated their success throughout the Leadership Seneca County program Monday evening during the 2017 graduation ceremony at Pioneer Mill. Twenty-one graduates earned their completion certificates of the program. David Zak, CEO and president of Seneca Industrial ...

Spring cleaning

Sentinel Career and Technology Center students and staff help clean up Hedges-Boyer Park Wednesday as part of a day of community service. They also worked on projects in other communities.

Air Force Academy accepts SE senior

ATTICA — Following a year of preparation, one Seneca East High School senior is to get his chance to fulfill his military aspirations. Jacob Margraf has been appointed by U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, and accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy. Margraf said he had considered a career ...

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 ...

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 ...