Education

Supporting the arts

Students and community members look at an art exhibit at Columbian High School. Musical performances and artworks by students were part of the annual Tiffin City Schools spring music and art festival Friday.

Having an impact

Nine seniors recognized people who had a significant impact on their lives during the Columbian High School Excellence in Education Dinner Thursday. Tiffin City School Board of Education member Dean Henry opened the celebration hosted at Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center, by noting ...

Next speaker in diversity series at OF to focus on drug awareness

OLD FORT — In October, Old Fort High School junior Nicole Fry began a diversity series geared toward bringing more knowledge and awareness to the community. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the school is to host a session focusing on drug awareness with Mircea Handru, executive director of ...

Speaker: Learning to play also important

A former high school teacher talked about the importance of hard work, not only in school, but also in play, Wednesday morning. More than 120 students — sophomores, juniors and seniors — were recognized for having grade point averages of 3.5 or higher for three, five or seven ...

Five area students have works at state art competition

Five high school students from area schools will have pieces of art work on display in the state capital as winners of the 2018 Ohio Governor’s Youth State Art Competition. Students who won include seniors Emma Prince and Maria Goshe of Calvert High School; seniors Abigail Fox and Morgan ...

Columbian principal quitting

After serving as principal of Columbian High School for three years, Doug Hartenstein has announced his resignation. He is to work in that position through the end of the school year. Hartenstein has indicated he is interested in returning to the classroom and working directly with students. ...

’Berg takes JA in a Day to Washington

The Junior Achievement program focuses on career success for students. As part of the program, Heidelberg University students volunteer their time working with children and, this year, they are moving into Washington K-1 Elementary School to work with younger students. According to Hasseb ...

DECA seeks help to attend conference

A young university organization is asking the community to help students attend an upcoming conference. The Heidelberg University Collegiate DECA organization has been established for the past two semesters, with seven members and growing. According to Katelin Romick, president of the ...

School board talks levy drive

Tiffin City Board of Education was given an update on the upcoming renewal tax levy campaign during the regular board meeting Tuesday evening. Bryce Riggs, a resident and Tiffin Columbian High School graduate, again is chairing the campaign. The levy first was passed in 2004 and has been ...

TCS strategic plan ready to go public

Tiffin City Schools has been working on its strategic plan and now is ready to release it to the public. The three-year plan was introduced to the Tiffin City Board of Education in January, Jennifer Losey, TCS director of teaching and learning, said. In February, the plan was introduced to ...

Calvert, NR students collaborate via technology

Two area schools have been tasked with “thinking differently” over the past week, working in collaboration across digital and city lines. Seventh- and eighth-graders from Calvert Catholic Schools and New Riegel Local Schools have been working in partnership on projects focused on the ...

‘Pippin’

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Columbian High School is to present the Broadway musical "Pippin" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 23 and 24 in the school auditorium. Tickets cost $7 and are available at the door or can be reserved by calling (419) 447-6331. "Pippin" is the story of one ...

‘Once Upon a Mattress’

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Cameron Zorn as Prince Dauntless (from left), Alex Lersh as King Sextimus, Hannah Watson as Queen Aggravain and Bryce O’Flaherty as the Wizzard perform in dress rehearsals in preparation for the Mohawk High School Drama Department’s production of “Once Upon A ...

‘Back to the ’80s’

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Old Fort High School’s drama department is going back in time with the production of “Back to the ’80s.” Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. From the era that brought ...

Walkouts planned at TC

Three Columbian High School students have made it possible for those in Tiffin to fight for what they believe is right. At 10 a.m. Wednesday and April 20, students Lauren Buskirk, junior; Kirsten Egbert, sophomore; and Kate Burkes, senior, have organized two school walkouts. The walkout ...

3 qualities of great citizen

SYCAMORE — A local lawyer and school board member spoke to close to 100 area senior high school students Monday during the 61st National Machinery Citizenship Awards. Dean Henry has been practicing law for 27 years and earned degrees from Ohio State University and University of Toledo. He ...

State could fund 3-college pact

A three-college partnership is among capital projects to be funded under the latest state budget proposal, state Rep. Bill Reineke announced Thursday. At a news conference at Terra State Community College, Reineke, R-Tiffin, said the $2.6 billion budget bill includes $1.9 million for projects ...

Rise Up: Program helps students reach potential

Columbian High School teachers and coaches have developed a program to incorporate certain values and characteristics students may be lacking. The Rise Up (Reach Inside Seek Excellence) program was developed to assist student athletes, but was expanded to work with the entire student body at ...

New Riegel royalty

PHOTOS BY NICOLE WALBY New Riegel’s homecoming queen is Brianna Gillig, daughter of Jennifer and Craig Gillig, and the king is Alec Zoeller, son of Wendy and Todd Zoeller.

New Riegel homecoming court

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY The New Riegel High School Homecoming Court includes (front row, from left) Elliot Ritter, Ava Theis and Lyncoln Hill; (middle row, from left) Grace Clouse, Julia Reinhart, Kristin Coleman, Brianna Gillig, Tiffany Hemminger and Emily Peters; and (back row, from left) ...