Sunday announcements

Federation of Women’s Clubs Convention

The 119th annual convention of the Lakeside Federation of Women’s Clubs is set for July 10 at Lakeside. The federation is made up of women’s clubs in northwest Ohio.

President Joyce Keaton of the Attica Literary Club has chosen “Friends and Memories” for the 2013 convention theme. This is to be the last convention for the organization.

The meeting is to begin at Green Gables, historic home of the Lakeside Women’s Club. The morning program is to feature Raeline Hlaverty from Jeromesville, who is to portray Fannie Crosby, Christian hymn writer.

Luncheon is to be served at the Lakeside United Methodist Church.

The afternoon speaker is be Raelene Phillips from Fostoria, known as the Pineapple Lady. She is the author of eight books, describing a time when extending hospitality was a way of life.

Area clubs involved include Attica Woman’s Literary Guild, No Name Club of Bloomville, Carey Fortnightly Club, Clyde Garden Club and Progress Club of Clyde.

For information and registration, call (740) 504-0865. Registration should be made by Friday.

Radio station has new director

WTTF, “the voice of Seneca County” for more than 50 years, has a new program director in John Spahr. Spahr has been with the station as production staff since 2010.

In his new role, Spahr is to serve as the morning show host of AM 1600 WTTF and COOL FM 93.3. He received a bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg University in 1999 and recently graduated from Heidelberg with his master’s degree in education. He has taught stagecraft courses in the communication and theater arts department at Heidelberg and serves as the tech director for Gundlach Theatre. Additionally, he served as the tech director for The Ritz Theatre productions for nine years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and has lived in Tiffin since 1995.

WTTF, which is owned by Tiffin Broadcasting LLC, relocated to the Media Communication Center on Heidelberg’s campus in 2010.

State Theatre names new director

SANDUSKY – David L. Taylor of Dallas has been hired as the State Theatre’s new executive director.

Taylor formerly was general manager of the Majestic Theatre in Dallas and was the director of the McKinney (Texas) Performing Arts Center.

An Illinois native, Taylor has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois-Springfield and is a member of several arts organizations.

“Returning to the Midwest has been in my long-range plans, and joining an organization like the State Theatre will fulfill many of my personal goals,” Taylor said. “The Sandusky area has a jewel with the theater downtown, on the bay and I plan to continue building upon the great foundation that is already in place.”

TSP to feature ‘Hotel Transylvania’

The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to present “Dinner and a Movie” at 6 p.m Monday, featuring “Hotel Transylvania” in the Frost Kalnow room.

The movie is rated PG and runs 91 minuets. No registration is required and participants can make hot dog “monsters” and door prizes are to be given.

Explore grandma’s hat boxes Friday

The junior library at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to continue its summer reading program with “Diggin Into Grandma’s Hat Boxes” at 2 p.m. Friday in the Frost Kalnow room.

Ellen Ford, a professional storyteller, is to take participants on an interactive storytelling trip with magic, puppets, songs and games.

The program is for all ages and no registration is required.

Go on an adventure at the library

The junior library at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to continue its summer reading program with “Backpack Adventure” at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., or 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Frost Kalnow room.

The library is to host hands-on story time featuring Dora the Explorer. Participants are to help Dora return her books using the map, learn Spanish, make crafts and dance.

The program is for all ages and registration is required.

Knitting sessions for July

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a summer series of open knitting sessions for knitters of all skill levels 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings.

The class is presented by the T-SPL’s knitting class teachers. Participants are to bring their own yarn needles and project.

The program is free, no registration is required.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751.

Library to host art contest

Part of the teen summer reading program, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host an art contest beginning July 1 with entries due July 31.

Participants are to use an art medium to create a piece with the theme “Look Beneath the Surface.”

The contest is open to grades 6-12.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751.

Parent, child book club to begin

The junior library at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to continue its summer reading program with a Parent-Child Book Club 6:30 p.m. July 10 in the Frost Kalnow room.

For children entering fourth and fifth grades and their parents. Children and parents are to read the same book and discuss them at the library. The next title for the club is “No Talking” by Andrew Clements.

Computer classes to begin in July

GREEN SPRINGS -The Green Springs branch of Birchard Public Library is to offer computer classes in July.

The classes are free and participants are to register in advance. The classes are to meet 10-11:30 a.m. July 9, 11, 16 and 18. Internet classes are to meet 10-11:30 a.m. July 23 and 25.

Certificates are to be awarded for completion of the series. Graduates are to be entered in a drawing for a free Lexmark Impact S301 printer.

For further questions, or to register, call (419) 334-7101, ext. 216.

Crafts for children

GREEN SPRINGS -The Green Springs branch of the Birchard Public Library is to offer children grades K-4 “Crafternoons” noon-5 p .m. July 25.

Children can make a craft to take home

For more information, call (419) 639-2014.

Science fiction program set

SYCAMORE – Steampunk, or Victorian science fiction, is coming to Mohawk Community Library for teens 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Teens can create a necklace and other crafts to take home.

New titles at MCL

SYCAMORE – The Mohawk Community Library is to offer new nonfiction, fiction and young adult fiction to patrons. Fiction titles include authors Dean Koontz, Juliette Miller, Jodi Thomas, Stephen King, Susan Mallery, Jill Sorenson, Linda Lael Miller, Sherryl Woods, Lori Wilde, Lisa Jackson, Mary Kay Andrews, Christine Feehan, Tracy Solneim, Lynn Kurland, Heather Graham, Jeffery Deaver, Richard Lange, Fern Michaels and Clive Cussler.

Lakota board sets special meeting

KANSAS -The Lakota Local School District Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the school for the purpose of personnel.

Carey board sets special meeting

CAREY -The Carey Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting 7 p.m. Monday in the board room to discuss and approve appropriations, amendment to bond payment dates, board policies, after school program and employment contracts.

Tiffin board to meet

The Tiffin City Board of Education is to meet 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Tiffin Middle School cafetorium, 103, Shepherd Drive.

Brown meets with local students

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, met with three Seneca County high school students selected to participate in the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour.

The students included Alexander Beleny and Jared Coleman of Tiffin and Mikey Keiffer of Fostoria.

Terra’s trustees to meet Wednesday

FREMONT – The Terra State Community College Board of Trustees is to meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday in B206.

Computer classes at Owens

FINDLAY – Residents interested in enhancing knowledge and skills with computers and the Internet can participate in free computer classes at Owens Community College during the month of July.

The classes are 1-4 p.m. July 9, 11, 12 and 19 at Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio.

For more information or to register, call (567) 661-7357 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7357.

Heroes camp at Owens

Owens Community College is to host the Heroes Summer Youth Camp July 30-Aug. 1 at the college’s Center for Emergency preparedness, located on Tracy Road in Lake Township.

The camp is for youth ages 8-17. They are to get the opportunity to place themselves in situations of first responders and explore areas of emergency medical service, law enforcement and fire service.

The college is to offer two age-appropriate class sections. The registration cost for the Heroes Summer Youth Camp is $130.

For more information, call (567) 661-7357 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7357.

Music students get a taste of business

FREMONT – This fall, music and art majors at Terra State Community College are to begin to receive “Business Basics” along with their musical and artistic studies.

Music and art students art to receive business training through the Ohio Small Business Development Center.

Terra State offers degree programs in fine arts, digital media, animation, graphic web design, music performance, music technology and recording arts, music business, jazz and American music studies and the first two years of music education.

For more information about Terra’s music, fine arts and digital media and graphic arts programs, call (419) 559-2233.

NCWQR members attend conference for Great Lakes

Five members of the National Center for Water Quality Research team attended the annual conference on Great Lakes research June 2-6 on the campus of Purdue University.

Papers were presented by Dave Baker, Rem Confessor, Laura Johnson and Pete Richards and 2010 Heidelberg graduate Amanda Montgomery.

Student earns internship

Heidelberg senior Jessica Kidd has been selected for the Clarence J. Jupiter Fellows internship program through CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support Education.

‘Berg professor to speak

Pete Richards, a senior researcher with Heidelberg University’s National Center for Water Quality Research, is one of the invited experts who is to participate in a media briefing July 2 to explain the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s second seasonal harmful algal bloom forecast in the Great Lakes.

‘Berg Spanish professor attends training

Cynthia Lepeley, professor of Spanish at Heidelberg University, attended a 30-hour training on Advanced Techniques for Court Interpreters May 28-June 1 at the Monterrey Institute of International Studies in California.

McConnell’s paper premiers at conference

Doug McConnell , director of music technology and programs and professor of theory and composition at Heidelberg University, attended the joint national meeting of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America and the American Musical Instrument Society May 30-June 1 in Williamsburg, Va.

NCWQR member presents paper

Laura Johnson, the newest staff member of the National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University, presented a paper, “The Prevalence of Soil Phosphorus Stratification in an Agricultural Watershed: A Potential Link to Increased Dissolved Phosphorus Loads to Lake Erie,” at the annual conference of the Society for Freshwater Sciences May 20-23 in Jacksonville, Fla.

HU advancement staff attends conference

Heidelberg University advancement team members Ashley Helmstetter, director of development, annual giving and alumni engagement, and Sue Berryman, coordinator of alumni engagement and donor relations, attended the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Annual Conference for Donor Relations Professionals June 5-7 in Denver.

BGSU dean’s list

BOWLING GREEN -Bowling Green State University has announced students named to the 2013 spring semester dean’s list.

Area students include Courtney Meyers of Attica; Colin Andrew and Jeremy Gaietto of Bascom; Matt Agee, Brandon Bedell, Seth Berkey,Tyler Buchanan, Ryan Cook, Morgan Daniel, Matthew Davidson, Hannah DeBlase, Jeremy Dutko, Jenna Fryer, Chad Gates, Megan Green, Cassidy Hansard, Angela Horn, Daniel Klien, Megan Mays, Kaitlyn McGory, Heather Missler, Amanda Nixon, Kaitlynn Orshoski, Janelle Raifsnider, Amorette Renwand, Anne Semer, Andrea Spears, Brittanny Smith, Mitchell Strow, Caitlin Turner and Colleen Valko of Bellevue; Sarah Alt, Thomas Gree, Tiffany Nagel, of Bloomville; Edith Greaser, Megan Kapelka, Gunnar Lentz, Madison Renollet, Michelle Renollet, of Bradner; Zachary Brewington, Ellen Dotson, Emily Ehresman, Lindsay Johns, Danica McGowan, Leah Oliver, Kyle Rall, Candace Smith, Kristina Snouffer and Lydia Thiel, all of Bucyrus; Abigail Wasserman of Burgoon; Ashley Keller, Megan Kemerley, Melissa Kennedy, Megan Kirian, Sarah McLaughlin, Roger Myers, Logan Niederkohr, Paige Noftz, Renae Schalk, Dustin Sopher, Alexis Taylor, Casey Vaughn and Heather Webb, all of Carey; Ethan Brown, Emily Eskins, Michael Lemmon, Danielle Paul, Stephanie Schmidt, Emily Stamm and Jill Stein, all of Clyde; Brooke Baker, Michael Bernal, Mattison Burns, Matthew Cassidy, Joseph Coppus, Mark Dunfee, Kelly Faeth, Kiefer Frias, Wendy Foss, Christina Gayheart, Alec Gillian, Broderick Gillian, Brittany Kirian, Lauren Lee, Stephanie Loomis, Chelsey Miller, Abbigail Novak, Stephan Reed, Paige Reinhart-Anez, Katherine Seel, Logan Wolph and Maria Ziegman, all of Fostoria; Jarad Branski, Erin Cuff, Jeremy Greene, Misty Stanley and Sarah Webb, all of Green Springs; Emily Ritter of Kansas; Chelsea Jacobs, Emma Ladd, Alysha Nye, Mariah Nye, Shana Scherger and Amy Wank, all of New Riegel; Kelsey Bowerman, Robert Risner, Aaron Strausbaugh, Nicole Strausbaugh and Robert Wolpert, all of Republic; Courtney Chalfin, Jessica Chalfin, Lydia Scott, of Risingsun; Jena Aichholz, Joseph Cooper, Zachariah Cunningham, Toria Felton, Kaleb Grine, Kathryn Gruss, Kelly Hopple, Ryan Koerper, Samantha Miller, Bethany Peiffer, Kiele Reamer and Jonathan Stinchomb, all of Tiffin; Kyle Fox of Sycamore; Kalee Frey, Wyatt Garber, Ashleigh Kline, Jason Mewhorter, Aaron O’Flaherty, Morgan Spiegel and Amanda Watkins, all of Upper Sandusky.

Tiffin native to dance with team

COLUMBUS – Tori Maiberger of Tiffin has been chosen to dance on the professional dance team, The Ohio Dance Machine.

The team is endorsed by the Ohio State University and also performs with the Columbus professional La Cross team.

Maiberger is the daughter of Kevin and Shelley Maiberger of Tiffin, and also is a 2011 Calvert High School graduate.

Carey native receives honor

FINDLAY – Lisa Gonzales of Carey has been chosen by the board of trustees student life committee to receive a student excellence award for her commitment to academics, community engagement, student leadership and involvement in student life.

Scholarship recipient attends AAUW camp

The Tiffin Branch of the American Association of University Women awarded Courtney Hoffman a partial scholarship to the association’s Be Wise Camp.

Courtney is the daughter of Jim and Tracy Hoffman. She will be an eighth-grader next fall at Hopewell-Loudon.

Heidelberg dean’s list

Heidelberg University has announced the local students who have been named to the 2013 spring semester dean’s list.

Those students are Jami Wagner of Alvada; Nicholas Hay, Rebecca Miller and Joshua Stallings, all of Attica; Anna Sisco of Bettsville; Chase Hushour and Julia Kagy, both of Bloomville; Emily Hohman of Carey; Aubrey Dorsey, Sara Potts and Haylie Robinson, all of Clyde; Aaron Kapelka and Lucas Walter, both of Fostoria; Taylor Crider, Mackenzie Honaker and Malorie Honaker, both of Nevada; Gabrielle Mintz and Stacey Wank, both of New Riegel; Kyle Depinet and Monica Kern, both of Republic; Brewer Mackenzie of Risingsun; Dinah Adams, Amanda Barger, Cy Boehler, Nichol Brose, Logan Burd, Olivia Burke, Chelsea Carley, Brianne Cook, Brittany Cook, Josselyn Cook, Jennifer Covert, Eric Depinet, Megan Dragony, Allison Dulgar, Gais El Forgani, Alexa Frank, Corey Gable, Jessie Gase, Laura Gilchrist, Kayla Graves, Donald Hoover, Clayton Houdeshe, Lynda Hyde, Kyle Jones, Austin Kontak, Nicole LaPierre, Ian Maiberger, Hannah Mathias, Jonathan Miller, Bryce Riggs, Annette Roberts, James Ross, Nicholas Saxton, Jacob Smith, Stephanie Smith, Nathan Somers, Kate Tucci, Miriah White, Cole Williams and Stephanie Wilson, all of Tiffin.

Green Springs native makes dean’s list

NELSONVILLE – Cayla Liebold of Green Springs was named to the 2013 spring semester dean’s list at Hocking College.

MTC announces graduates

MARION – Marion Technical College announced graduates for the 2013 school year.

Local graduates include Sharon Brown of Bloomville, associate’s degree in health information; Karla Kirgis of Bloomville, associate’s degree in radiography; Megan Parker of Bloomville, associate’s in radiography; Elizabeth Stahl of Bloomville, associate’s degree in physical therapy; Brittney Assenheimer of Bucyrus associate’s degree in health information; Brooklyn Dawson of Bucyrus, associate’s of science; Wilma Delaney of Bucyrus, associate’s degree in medical assisting; Ashley Diebler of Bucyrus, associate’s degree in health information; Anthony Eggelston of Bucyrus, associate’s degree in telecommunications; Deetra Eldridge of Bucyrus, associate’s degree in accounting; Sharon Goin of Bucyrus, associate’s degree in health information; Timothy Hillman of Bucyrus, associate’s degree in mechanical engineering; Amy Howard of Bucyrus, associate’s degree in business management; Joshua Muchow of Bucyrus, associate’s degree in interactive media; Kaite Rehm of Bucyrus, associate’s degree in occupational therapy; Jennifer Spears of Bucyrus, associate’s degree in occupational therapy; Vivian Stamper of Bucyrus, associate’s degree in nursing; Eric Stander of Bucyrus, associate’s degree in business management; Stephanie Stevens associate’s degree in physical therapy; Louetta Sutton associate’s degree in health information; Katherine Volk of Bucyrus, associate’s degree in interactive media; Cheyanne Willis of Bucyrus, associate’s degree in medical lab; Beverly Vent of Carey, associate’s degree in health information and medical office assistant; Heather Jeffrey of Carey, associate’s degree in nursing; Amanda Clouse of New Riegel associate’s degree in nursing; Matthew Sebring of Sycamore, associate’s degree in CIT software development; Melissa Ritter of Sycamore, associate’s degree in medical assisting; Gina Miller of Sycamore, associate’s degree in nursing; Kayla Heschelof Tiffin, associate’s degree in business management; Angela Barnhartof Tiffin, associate’s degree in nursing; Chrystal Stephensof Tiffin, associate’s degree in nursing; Kenneth Lawrence of Tiffin, associate’s degree in physical therapy; Brittany Narlock of Tiffin, associate’s degree in radiography; Stevee Schaadt associate’s degree in accounting, Anneliese Wolford associate’s of arts degree, Angelic Hackworth associate’s degree in criminal justice, Chet Rittenhour of Upper Sandusky, associate’s degree in electrical engineering; Amber Beecham of Upper Sandusky, associate’s degree in health information; Sharon Benecke of Upper Sandusky, associate’s degree in health information; Amy Ely of Upper Sandusky, associate’s degree in health information; Claire Hill of Upper Sandusky, associate’s degree in health information; Kathie Searls of Upper Sandusky, associate’s degree in health information; Ryan Kail of Upper Sandusky, associate’s degree in marketing management; Ashley Dyer of Upper Sandusky, associate’s degree in medical assisting; Samantha Bianchi of Upper Sandusky, associate’s degree in nursing; Brenda Frey of Upper Sandusky, associate’s degree in nursing; Brandy Johnson of Upper Sandusky, associate’s degree in nursing; Joslyne Steinhour of Upper Sandusky, associate’s degree in nursing; Jami Powell of Upper Sandusky, associate’s degree in physical therapy.

BGSU grads announced

BOWLING GREEN – Bowling Green State University has announced graduation candidates for 2013.

Local graduates include Collin Andrews of Bascom, bachelor’s degree in journalism; Caitlin Gaietto of Bascom bachelor’s of arts degree; Tyler Buchannan of Bellevue, bachelor’s degree in journalism; Shelley Burns of Bellevue, associate’s degree in human services; Neil Carrier of Bellevue, bachelor’s degree in arts; Nathan David of Bellevue, associate’s degree in science; Elizabeth Davies of Bellevue, master’s degree in education; Megan Drennen of Bellevue, associate’s degree in human services; Salli Feick of Bellevue, associate’s degree in arts, Malissa Frazier of Bellevue, bachelor’s degree in health science; Sarah Freeman of Bellevue, associate’s degree in science; Megan Green of Bellevue, bachelor’s degree in liberal studies; Callie Kruse of Bellevue, bachelor’s degree in apparel merchandising and production development; Brandon Leal of Bellevue, associate’s degree in science; Justin Liskai of Bellevue, bachelor’s degree in education; Lori Logan associate’s degree in science, Kristen Smith of Bellevue, associate’s degree in science; Christopher Pejoro of Bellevue, bachelor’s degree in liberal studies; Jacob Pocock of Bellevue, bachelor’s degree in fine arts; Maria Rodriguez of Bellevue, associate’s degree in technical study; Janelle Raifsnider of Bellevue, bachelor’s degree in education; Juliet Russell of Bellevue, master’s degree in arts; Anne Semer of Bellevue, bachelor’s degree in fine arts; Elisha Guth of Bettsville, bachelor’s degree in communication; Thomas Green of Bloomville, bachelor’s of arts degree; Tiffany Nagel of Bloomville, bachelor’s degree in nursing; Kimberly Smith of Bloomville, bachelor’s degree in social work; Megan Kapelka of Bradner, bachelor’s degree in interior design; Destine McClaflin of Bradner, bachelor’s degree in education; Marke Burke of Bucyrus, doctor of education; Matthew Fagan of Bucyrus, bachelor’s degree in arts; Heather Fishpaw of Bucyrus, bachelor’s of science degree in education; Sarah Henize of Bucyrus, doctor of philosophy; Lindsay Johns of Bucyrus, bachelor’s of science degree in education; Lydia Thiel of Bucyrus, bachelor’s degree in science; Kayleigh Williams of Bucyrus, master’s degree in education; Codi Giesey of Carey, bachelor’s degree in arts; Autumn Harley of Clyde, bachelor’s degree in education; Jordan Orians of Carey, bachelor’s degree in arts; Jason Carr of Clyde, bachelor’s of arts degree; Zackary Ellenberger of Clyde, bachelor’s degree in business management; Chelsea Freeman of Clyde, associate’s degree in health information management technology; Danielle Paul of Clyde, associate’s degrees in human services and science; Kenneth Rutski of Clyde, master’s degree in science; Scott Brady of Fostoria, bachelor’s degree in applied health science; Matthew Cassidy of Fostoria, bachelor’s degree in business administration; Roy Findley of Fostoria, bachelor’s degree in education; Kiefer Frias of Fostoria, bachelor’s degree in education; Candace McConnell of Fostoria, bachelor’s degree in fine arts; Stephan Reed of Fostoria, bachelor’s degree in journalism; Nicholas Strausbaugh of Fostoria, bachelor’s degree in applied health science; Logan Wolph of Fostoria, bachelor’s of science degree; Erin Cuff of Green Springs, bachelor’s degree in applied health science; Tyler Theis of New Riegel, bachelor’s degree in liberal studies; Cory Castelan of Republic, associate’s degree in arts; Clair Lee of Republic, bachelor’s degree in social work; Robert Risner of Republic, bachelor’s degree in science; Jessica Chalfin of Risingsun, bachelor’s degree in communication disorders; Hannah Podcach of Risingsun, bachelor’s degree in education; Jena Aicholz of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree in nursing; Zechariah Cunningham of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree in science; Joshuah D’Ariano of Tiffin, associate’s degree in science; Ashely Depinet of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree in nursing; Tricia Glowniak of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree in nursing; Jennifer Haynes of Tiffin, master’s degree in education; Kelly Hopple of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree in fine arts; Samantha Miller of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree in interior design; Kiele Reamer of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree in education; Kelly Bennett of Upper Sandusky, bachelor’s degree in education; Vincent D’Ettorre of Upper Sandusky, bachelor’s degree in arts; Cody Gilliam of Upper Sandusky, bachelor’s degree in liberal studies; Jenna Karg of Upper Sandusky, bachelor’s degree in education.

Fostoria hospital offers diabetes education

FOSTORIA – To help individuals successfully manage diabetes, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital diabetes education department is to offer a class 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday in the conference center, on the hospital’s lower level, entrance 2.

The class will be taught by a team, which includes a certified diabetes educator, registered dietitian, physical therapist, pharmacist, and social worker.

Pre-registration and physician referral is required for attendance. The course has a fee billable to insurance. Financial assistance is available through ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation’s Diabetes Fund.

For more information, call Shirley Conley at (419) 436-6629.

Online:

www.promedica.org/fostoria

FCH to host diabetes education refresher

FOSTORIA – ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital is to offer a diabetes education refresher course at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the diabetes education department, on the hospital’s main level, entrance 1.

The diabetes refresher course is designed for individuals with diabetes who have had previous diabetes education and would benefit from review and updates to further assist in improving blood sugar control.

Advance registration and physician referral is required for attendance. The course has a fee billable to insurance. Financial assistance is available through ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation’s Diabetes Fund.

For more information, call Shirley Conley at (419) 436-6629.

Online:

www.promedica.org/fostori.

Hospice employee attends seminar

Crystal Thomas of Community Hospice Care recently attended the in-service Introduction to ICD-9 Coding for Hospice and Co-Morbid/Related Conditions.

Insurance agency earns designation

Harrison-Price Insurance Agency of Melmore has eaened the senior partner designation from Grange Insurance. This honor places special status upon independent agencies that sell Grange products. The agency has qualified for senior partner for 25 years.

The agency has served Seneca County and surrounding areas since 1982, selling home, auto, farm, life and commercial insurance. There has been an agent in the Price family writing Grange Insurance since 1936. Mary Lou Harrison is the granddaughter of Clyde Price, who wrote that first policy in 1936. Kathy Parrish, Harrison’s daughter, and Sandy Mesnard make up the agency.

Sunday announcements

Dog warden attends workshop

Seneca County Dog Warden Kelly Marker attended a one-day workshop in Columbus presented by Petfinder, the online database of adoptable pets. The workshop was sponsored by Petco and The Capitol Humane Society.

Topics included marketing online, networking with adoption programs, training dogs for adoptability and feline upper respiratory conditions and treatment.

Online:

www.petfinder.com

Library directors to meet

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s Board of Directors is to meet at noon Tuesday in the junior home room.

Teen weekend movie at the library

The teen department at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to continue the summer reading program at 5:30 p .m. Thursday with the “Weekend Kick-off Movie” featuring “Lincoln.”

The movie is rated PG-13 and runs 150 minutes. No registration is required.

Duct tape art

SYCAMORE – Two local duct tape artists are to be on hand 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to help the Mohawk Community Library’s teens learn how to craft an art piece to carry or wear.

A day at the races

SYCAMORE -The Worm Race is at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Participants can pick out a worm and race the critter on the course.

Kids are able to also make a worm house and take their wiggler home with them.

Snake program at Mohawk library

SYCAMORE – Linda Rose from the Seneca Park District is to bring wiggly things to the Mohawk Community Library 10-11 a.m. Friday for Kidz Klub.

She is to present a worm program and teach about earthworms their habitat, what they eat and discuss why worms are important to the soil.

At 11:15 a.m., Rose is to have a snake program.

Participants are able to discover what snakes eat, how they move and why they shed.

Old Fort BOE special meeting set

OLD FORT -The Old Fort Local Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. June 17 at Bettsville Local Schools for the purpose of shared services.

Bettsville BOE schedules meeting

BETTSVILLE -The Bettsville Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. June 17 in the board room pertaining to personnel and other board business.

Board meeting date changed

ATTICA -The date for the Seneca East Board of Education regular meeting has been changed from Monday to 7 a.m. Saturday in the board office.

Board of governors to meet

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the North Central Ohio ESC Tiffin campus, 928 W. Market St.

Grades sent home

Tiffin Middle School grade cards were mailed out June 12.

If a grade card was not received, call the office no later than Friday at (419) 447-3358.

St. Wendelin students score

FOSTORIA -The 2013 Report of National Language Exams has been released and 20 students from St. Wendelin Catholic Schools scored in the top 10 percent nationally in the National Spanish Exam and National French Exam.

Students honored include Karin Goddard, Cameron Hunger, Catrina Lang, Sara Goddard, Madisen Borer, Kieran Campbell, Rob Park, Victoria Volpe, Marcus Lang, Lauren Meyers, Gabe Walters, Samantha Digby, Becky Berton, Olivia Hill, Anthony Halstead, Cassandra Rife, Madison Statham, Lindsay Weaver and Tina Ahn.

Summer food program offered

Many children in Ohio receive nutrition assistance during the school year. The U. S. Department of Agriculture is offering the Summer Food Service Program through the Ohio Department of Education.

The program offers meals and snacks for low income families at sites that meet the required eligibility. Sites in Seneca County include Riley and Intermediate Elementary schools, Fostoria Junior/Senior High School and the Bettsville Local School District.

For more information, contact Jeff Lynch at Bettsville at (419) 986-5166. For the Fostoria sites, contact Holly Reinbolt at (419) 436 4114.

Real estate classes at Terra

FREMONT- The Ohio Institute for Real Estate Studies is to offer pre-licensure real estate courses at Terra State Community College.

Classes are to be taught in the fall.

For more information contact Michael Shirtz, dean of business and creative arts, at (419) 559-2147.

Summer classes at Terra

FREMONT -Terra State Community College is to offer new health care classes at the Kern Center this summer.

The first course offered is STNA training beginning Monday. Cost to attend the class is $539.

Other classes offered are pharmacy technician training beginning Sept. 8. Cost to attend the class is $899.

In addition to the healthcare courses the Kern Center also is to offer summer fitness class. The four sessions are $25. A discount of $18 will be offered for those that sign up for three or more classes.

To register, call (419) 559-2255.

Locals graduate from Bluffton

BLUFFTON – More than 200 students graduated from Bluffton University in May during the 113th commencement ceremony.

Local graduates included Samantha Ritter, daughter of Fred and Sandy Ritter of Tiffin, who earned a bachelor’s degree in social work; and Courtney Winger, daughter of Todd and Stacey Winger of Tiffin, who earned a bachelor’s degree in social work.

Marion Techical dean’s list

MARION – Marion Technical College announced its spring term dean’s list.

Local students named to the list include Sharon Brown of Bloomville; Nicholas Baldy, Brendon Bishop, Tina Blevins, Haley Burling, Barry Clayton, Aurora DeJesus, Jesse Delaney, Ashley Dibler, Karen Geho, Sharon Goin, Jeremy Halm, Kaylin Jones, Roy Keckler, Jordan Keller, Kristy Raby, Matthew Riley, Reegan Scott, Eric Stander, Mary Truka, Jacquelyn VanScoder, Michelle Welsh and Bridgett Wurm, all of Bucyrus; Kristina Bodey and Lora Vehre of Carey; Matthew Sebring of Sycamore; Kayla Heschel, Lisa Levengood and Landon Warnement of Tiffin; Eric Barlow, Alissa Beamer, April Blue, Jenna Brocklesby, Danielle Brodman, Jamie Brown, McKenna Caldwell, Alexis Cameron, Alexandra Cheney, Cody Collins, Kayla Counts, Amanda DeJonge, Zachary DeLany, Taylor Dilley, Andy Ealy, Kelly Ellcessor, Tamara Fleming, Leslie Flores, Cory Frey, Taylor Graboski, Holly Higgins, Garrett Huston, Carrie Lear, Doreen Lemmert, Danial Maltsbarger, Kenneth McKee, Brennen Miller, Clay Miller, Sierra Miller, Abigail Musgrave, Daniel Newell, Alec Oney, Sarah Rall, Chet Rittenhour, Gannon Ritter, Katherine Rowland, Cassandra Schindler, Justeen Searfoss, Lauren Shaull, Seth Sprang, Lindsay Taylor, Bonnie Thiel, Cheryl Thiel and Stuart Young, all of Upper Sandusky.

Locals named to dean’s list

BEREA – Baldwin Wallace University has announced students on the 2013 spring semester dean’s list.

Area students include Taylor Burns, Kali Fittro, Macey Heslet and Stephanie Shockley, all of Tiffin; Shallon Gabel and Stephanie Porter, both of Fostoria; Joel McDaniel of Sycamore; Robert Wank of New Riegel; and Zachary Warner of Clyde.

TU names Hall as new dean

Tiffin University has named Joyce Hall-Yates as the new dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Hall is to assume the position July 16.

HU adds online graduate courses for teachers

The School of Education at Heidelberg University has added an option to the online learning program for teachers.

Heidelberg now is offering coursework for Teachers of English, to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

An endorsement also is being offered in K-12 reading and addition of grades four and five to an early childhood education pre-K through grade three teaching license.

TESOL coursework is to be four three-semester hour graduate courses. Classes are to begin in August. After completing the TESOL coursework, students are required to take a state-mandated examination.

For more information, call (419) 448-2125.

TU to present ALICE

Jennifer Boucher, Tiffin University’s director of safety, and Lacy Ellis, instructor of criminal justice and chairwoman of criminal justice and social sciences for the Center for Online and Off-Campus programs, are to present an ALICE, Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Coutner and Evacuate, course set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday.

Participants are to learn how to deal with an active killer situation.

Seating is limited and early registrations are recommended. Cost to attend is $50, which includes lunch.

To register, email boucherj@tiffin.edu.

Owens to begin scheduling

FINDLAY -Owens Community College, Findlay area campus, is accepting admission applications for the upcoming fall semester.

Classes are to begin Aug. 19.

For more information or to register, call (567) 429-3509 or (800) 466-9367, ext. 5309.

Hospital awards scholarships

FOSTORIA -ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation awarded $11,000 in scholarships to students studying for degrees in health care.

Eight scholarships were awarded from the G.H.W. Bruggement Memorial Scholarship Fund. Recipients include Melissa Bolton, Bowling Green State University registered nurse program; LeeAnn Doe, BGSU bachelor of science in nursing program; Laura Endicott, Ketter College diagnostic medical sonography program; Kelly Faeth, BGSU occupational therapy program; Alayna Rowell, Ohio State University physical therapy program; Katelyn Schiefer, Walsh University registered nurse program; Lindsay Schiefer, College of Mount St. Joseph physical therapy program; and Lauren Ward, Owens Community College radiology technician program.

Scholarships also were awarded from the J.L Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund. Recipients include Jordan Geroski, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and George Iannantuouno, University of Dayton pre-med program.

Students receive scholarships

Altrusa awarded $1,000 scholarships to Seneca County residents.

Students receiving scholarships include Jami Newlove, graduate of Columbian High School; Clariese Huffman, graduate of Calvert Catholic School; Laren Trumpler, graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School; and Mitchell Brown, graduate of Mohawk High School.

Tiffin Eagles awards scholarships

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Tiffin Aerie No. 402 and the Eagles Auxillary No. 402, have announced winners of the 25th annual Outstanding Young Scholar Awards May 21.

Four $3,000 scholarships were awarded to Katelyn Brickner of Hopewell-Loudon High School, Robert Parker of Mohawk High School, Jenna Gosche of Hopewell-Loudon High School and Rachel Boes of Calvert High School.

The scholarships were created in honor of Harold Schuff, Tom Lynch, Richard Shuff and Sarah Welty.

TU’s Kirchner to go to Terra

FREMONT -Terra State Community College is to welcome Lisa Kirchner as the new vice president for student success and dean of students.

Kirchner began in 1993 at Tiffin University as director of student activities and served in various positions, her last being dean of students from 2005-12.

She is to begin the position at Terra State July 1.

Locals graduate from Rhodes

LIMA- Students received associate’s degrees from Rhodes State College following spring semester 2013.

Area students include Adrianne Seitz of Bucyrus, associate’s degree in dental hygiene; Brooke Strohm of New Washington, associate’s degree in dental hygiene; Danielle Bruns of Tiffin, associate’s degree in occupational therapy assistant; and Annalee Frey of Upper Sandusky, associate’s degree in nursing.

Locals named to Willmington dean’s list

WILMINGTON -Wilmington College announced the dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester.

Area students include Kristen Glick of Fostoria, and Christine Tiell of Tiffin.

MAL scholarship winners

The Midland Athletic League has announced the 2012-13 scholarship winners.

Students receiving scholarships include Kennedy Hossler, Tommy Kipps and Taylor Traut of Bettsville; Brendan Deates, Mark Fowler, Megan Finkhouser, Jordan Gase, Brian Gruss, Jeremy Hanna, John Hays, Marisa Horn, Austin Schultz, Ian Warnement, Alanna Widman, all of Tiffin Calvert Catholic Schools; Monique Altvater, Dalton Billock, Corbin Blair, Clayton Brickner, Katelyn Driggers, Matt Fruth, Audrey Hotelling, Kayla Keller, Ellen McDougle, Dana Newell, Oscar O’Flaherty, Michael Patton, Alivia Stephan, Hanna Tong, Sara Walter, and Kate Yeater, all of Carey; Aubrey Affholder, Allison Andrews, Brennon Boes, Mark Bouillon, Katelyn Brickner, Kailey Coleman, Kevin Coppus, Logan Frank, Alec Gregg, Noah Grine, Candice Haugh, Brock Hill, Cassandra Hohman, Shelby Hulse, Hunter Kline, Robert Kniss, Brandon Molotla, Erin Reinhart-Anez, Marissa Reinhart, Lauren Trumpler, Megan Vaughn, and Olivia Velaquez, all of Hopewell-Loudon; Tyler Aldrich, Rachel Feick, Nathan Ray, Aaron Reasor, and Jessica Walter of Lakota; Jessie Babcock, Mitchell Brown, Julia Daniel, Grant Ekleberry, Audrey Flood, Joseph Godinez, Alex Hoerig, Tyler Krupp, Andrew Loose, Ashley Parker, Robert Parker, Sarah Parker, Grant Price, John Riedel, Elizabeth Runion, Sarah Runion, Jarred Shellhouse, Vicotria Smith, Lynsey Trusty, and Darby Walton of Mohawk; Cassandra Acree, Joshua Burns, Abby Cassidy, Brady Hall, Andrew Hohman, Ashley mathias, Joshua Nye, Brandyn Reinhart, Nicholas Wank, and Korey Williams of New Riegel; Kristin Bender, MacKenzie Gillett, Matthew Hill, Jeffrey Koebel, Kelly Miller and Allister Phillimore, all of Old Fort; Jordan Bowerman, Karl Burgderfer, Ashton Daniel, Emily Depinet, Jessica Enders, Katharina Fell, Ben Hahler, Marshall Lucius, Courtney Phillips, Nathan Phillips, and Dalton Wise, all of Seneca East; Grace Berton, Samantha Birkmire, Kieran Campbell, Adrienne Emerine, Colleen Fondessy, Catrina Lang, mary Mowrey, Jorden Nye, Rodney Park, Austin Reinhart and Heather Saalman, all of Fostoria St. Wendelin Catholic School.

Winners of the Dick Edmond Scholarship for the 2012-13 school year also have been announced. Winners are to receive a $500 scholarship.

The female recipient is Ashley Mathais of New Riegel High School and the male recipient is Jordan Bowerman of Seneca East High School.

ONU graduates

Ohio Northern University announced graduates for the 2013 school year.

Kaylee Adams of Tiffin graduated cum laude earning a doctor of pharmacy degree; Kyle Kwiat of Bloomville, a bachelor’s of science degree in exercise physiology; Austin Price of Tiffin, a bachelor’s of science in business administration in accounting; and Samantha Riedlinger of Sycamore, bachelor’s of music in music education.

Tiffin native named to dean’s list

PENSACOLA, Fla. -Jacob Benjamin Yaeger, of Tiffin, was named to the dean’s list at Pensacola Christian College for academic achievement during the 2013 spring semester.

Sunday announcements

North Central Electric Cooperative members to meet

The 77th annual meeting of North Central Electric Cooperative is set for Tuesday at Seneca County Fairgrounds, Tiffin.

Members are to elect members to serve 3-year terms on the cooperative’s board of trustees. Three Seneca County incumbent trustees are running unopposed in their respect districts.

The cooperative is operating under new election procedures this year. At the 2012 annual meeting, the membership changed the nomination procedures, requiring candidates to secure at least 25 signatures on a nominating petition from residents living within their district. Previously, the cooperative had a nominating committee select two members to run for each district board seats.

Also, the membership changed the cooperative’s bylaws to allow voting by mail or electronically. Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. Cooperative members should bring their signed registration card that was sent with their June electric bill. Uncle Dudley’s Catering of Willard is to serve dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. Members are to be able to visit member business displays, HVAC dealers and wellness displays.

Prior to the business meeting, Gatlin is to perform in the grandstands at 5:30 p.m. The business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will feature reports from North Central General Manager Markus Bryant and Board President Duane Frankart.

North Central serves more than 9,600 members Seneca, Crawford, Wyandot, Richland, Huron, Sandusky, Hancock, and Wood counties.

Online:

www.ncelec.org

Carey Chamber of Commerce to host tournament

The third annual Carey Chamber of Commerce Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament is set for Friday and Saturday at Harrison Smith Park, Upper Sandusky.

The cost is $10 per person and is non-refundable. Registration was due Thursday.

Clyde museum sets programs

The Clyde Museum is announcing the Summer Family Program Series, set for 2-3 p.m. the third Thursdays of June, July and August at the museum, 124 W. Buckeye St., Clyde. The theme of the series is “The Arts” and is to feature local art and artists of the past.

The first program is June 20, and is to focus on visual art. Opportunities to experience painting, chalk drawings, pottery, beading, yoyo quilting and carving soap are planned. A program on July 18 is to focus on musical arts and the program Aug. 15 is to be theater arts.

Programs are sponsored by the Clyde Heritage League and are free.

Registration appreciated by calling (419) 547-7946, Brenda at (419) 639-3017 or email clydeheritageleague@yahoo.com. Preschoolers should be accompanied by an adult.

The museum is is open 1-4 p.m. Thursdays and by appointment.

Karen Frey loses big

After 10 months of hard work and determination, Karen Frey has lost 100 pounds. Frey said she feels like a new woman, but knows she still has a challenge for her next goal.

Weight Watchers & Bodyworks Trainer Eric Capetillo helped Frey reach her goal. She is to continue working on her new transformation.

Bodyworks Fitness and Tanning is located at 1550 W Market St., Tiffin. For more information, call (419) 447-0775.

Annual cemetary meeting set

OLD FORT – Pleasant Union Cemetery annual meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel in Old Fort. All lot owners and interested parties are invited to attend.

There is to be a dedication of the new memorial walkway. Brick pavers have been installed and orders are being taken for the next installment. For more information, call Jeanne Joseph at (419) 992-4421.

Kollat Reunion

The 73rd annual Kollat Reunion is set for 12:30 p.m. June 23 at Fred and Sherry Bouyack’s residence, 181 S. C.R. 260, Clyde.

The event is to include a potluck lunch, and attendees are asked to bring their own table service, sports equipment and games, as well as a new or used item for a door prize. Swimming is available.

For more information or directions, call Dorothy Peters at (419) 547-0659.

Kyle Smathers

Kyle Smathers, a 2008 graduate of Calvert High School and son of Denise and Thomas Smathers, was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force as a second lieutenant April 26. April 27, after completing a 5-year program at Wright State University, Kyle also was conferred with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering with an Air Force studies minor.

During Kyle’s time at R.O.T.C. Detachment 643, he was involved with almost every aspect of the cadet wing. He created the first wing-wide attendance system and overhauled the operations group, which was responsible for day-to-day training of cadets.

Kyle is categorized as a 17D Cyberspace Operations Officer, with his initial assignment to be determined after his continued training at Kessler Air Force Base in Mississippi. He aspires to eventually attend Intermediate Network Warfare Training at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Lego Saturday next weekend

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Lego Saturday 1-3 p.m. Saturday in the Frost Kalnow room.

The program is for all ages. The library is to proved Duplo blocks for children ages 2-4 and Legos for ages 4 and up.

The theme for June is “your favorite book.”

Scavenger hunt for teens

The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library continues the teen summer reading program with “Beneath the Books Scavenger Hunt” at 5 p.m. June 17.

Participants are to search the library for clues with the theme “Beneath the books.”

The winner and runner up are to receive prizes and door prizes also are to be given.

Parents, children to discuss books

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library continues the junior summer reading program with a Parent-Child Book Club at 6:30 p.m. June 19 in the Frost Kalnow room.

The program is for children entering fourth and fifth grades and parents. No registration is required.

The first book is “Holes” by Louis Sachar. The book is available in the junior library for check out.

For more information about the book club or the summer reading program, call (419) 447-3751.

Come and read with Kennedy

The junior library at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the first “Read to Kennedy” program 11 a.m.-noon June 19 in the Frost Kalnow room.

Participants ages six and older also can come 11 a.m.-noon July 10 and 2-3 p.m. June 26 and July 17 to read with Tiffin City Schools therapy dog, Kennedy.

Participants are asked to arrive 30 minutes before to sign up for a 15 minute session.

Learn about worms at the library

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library continues the junior summer reading program with “Small & Squirmy” 2 p.m. June 20 in the Frost Kalnow room.

All ages are welcome.

Mohawk library receives grant

SYCAMORE – The Mohawk Community Library has received a grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation for the Summer Reading program. MCL is able to expand the children’s section of the library.

Come learn about groundhogs

SYCAMORE – Beth Diesch from Seneca Soil & Water District is to present the program “G is for Groundhogs,” at 10 a.m. Monday at Mohawk Community Library.

Kids are to learn about groundhogs, discover where they live, what they eat and some of their adaptations.

Learn how to paint with light

SYCAMORE -Patrons can learn to paint with light at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mohawk Community Library.

John Lizotte is to teach the class. A question-and-answer session is to follow the class along with a live demonstration and a chance for participants to take pictures.

Children to build fairy gardens

SYCAMORE – Children in the third grade and older can come create fairy gardens at 11:15 a.m. Friday at Mohawk Community Library.

Containers, soil, rocks, moss and plants is to be provided.

Summer reading begins at library

CLYDE – Summer public library activities for teens begin Monday at the Clyde Public Library.

Teens interested in robotics, Raspberry Pi, Manga drawing, Minecraft, Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh card games and music are to meet weekly.

For more information, visit clydesplat.blogspot.com

Reading program at Clyde library

CLYDE – Seventh- through 12-graders can “Rock Out and Read” Monday through Aug. 2 at the Clyde Public Library.

Teens are to evaluate books they read and receive a small prize and entry in the $20 gift certificate drawings.

For more information, call (419) 547-7174.

Live role-play at the library

CLYDE – The Clyde Public Library is to host an ongoing tabletop role playing game “The World of Darkness” at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Registration is required for the program, which is for ages 16 and older.

For more information, call (419) 547-7174.

Old Fort awards scholarships

OLD FORT – Seniors were awarded scholarships at Old Fort High School’s commencement ceremony May 26.

Those students include Kristin Bender, Tyler Bowes, Mikenna Clinton, Amanda Davidson, MacKenzie Gillett, Garet Kimmet, Jeffery Koebel, Allister Phillimore and Ashley West.

Program committee to meet

The Tiffin City Board of Education’s Program Committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday at the Administration Building, 244 S. Monroe St.

Carey board to meet

CAREY The Carey Exempted Village Schools Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Monday.

Lakota board to meet

KANSAS- The Lakota Local School Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Monday.

Disabilities board to meet

The Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Opportunity Center.

Handicapped organization receives grant

SYCAMORE – The Mohawk Multi-Handicapped Unit received a $10,000 grant from “Seeds of Change, Share the Good,” for the green house project at Mohawk High School.

The school plans to use the grant to expand the current green house to include vegetable garden beds, create hands-on learning for all students and develop a program to send home vegetables to families with low incomes throughout growing season.

TSC awards scholarships

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Tractor Supply Co. and the National FFA Foundation announced the results of their new Growing Scholars program.

Customers donated $362,324, which resulted in 284 scholarships awarded to FFA members, 19 of which were awarded to Ohio residents. Local students awarded include Grant Price of Tiffin and Darby Walton of Sycamore.

Teacher receives cash award

SYCAMORE – Kindergarten teacher Heidi Fortney of Mohawk Elementary School recieved a $2,500 academic award from California Casualty.

The money is to go toward her classroom for school supplies or new technology.

May students of the month

CLYDE/GREEN SPRINGS – McPherson Middle School of Clyde-Green Springs Schools announced May students of the month.

Those students include Alma Dominguez, Ryder Gamertsfelder, Michael Miller, Alexis Ott, Jewel Roberts and Zach Tornow.

Mental health board gets certification

The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities awarded board re-certification to the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties May 31. This is the highest level of certification that a local behavioral health board can receive. This is the second time the bord has received the three year certification.

Cheri L. Walter, CEO of OACBHA, said the certification process offers a substantive and objective means by which to evaluate the Board’s processes, systems and efficiencies.

OACBHA awards 3-year certification to boards that demonstrate substantial fulfillment of its standards, including compliance to risk management and insurance, health and safety, human resources, mission and program, governance, finance and operations, continuous quality improvement, and ethics.

“Board staff and members work diligently to meet the standards of operating an efficient, transparent Board that meets the needs of those individuals who experience the effects of mental illness and/or addictions,” said Nancy Cochran, exective director of the local board. ” Their recovery from a mental illness or an addiction is what brings us to the office each day.”

Online:

www.sensanwyanmhrsb.org

Learn about eye disease research

St. Francis Home Inc. is to host a meeting of the International Low Vision Support Group Meeting/Webcast at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.. The title of this month’s session is “Summary of Research & Development 2013” presented Dan Roberts, director MD support.

Staff members from St. Francis Home help to facilitate the meetings. To reserve a seat, or for more information, contact Jane Cook, director of nursing, at (419) 447-2723.

Kidney support group to meet

FOSTORIA – The Kidney Disease Support Group is to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. This support group is free.

This support group was developed as an extended support service to those who have kidney disease, their family members and interested public.

For more information, call Keesha Talley at (419) 436-6685.

Online:

www.promedica.org/fostoria

Mercy foundation to host golf outing

The 2013 Mercy Tiffin Foundation Walter A. Daniel, M.D., Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Aug. 19 at Mohawk Golf and Country Club. A “Par-Tee” theme highlights the event. Clouse Construction is supporting the outing as a platinum-level sponsor.

The golf tournament is a handicap scramble with a tee time scheduled for 9 a.m. The registration fee is $150 per person, of which $62.92 (or $82.92 for Mohawk club members) is tax deductible. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, continental breakfast, lunch and a participant gift. Following the tournament, a dinner, catered by The Pioneer Mill, is to be served.

Registration deadline is Aug. 5 or until all 36 spots have been filled.

Also, raffle tickets for a Holland Maverick Gas Grill are being sold in conjunction with the event. Cost per chance is $5 each or five for $20. Contact the foundation office to purchase tickets.

“We are looking forward to another successful golf outing in this, our 22nd year of the event,” Bernie Steinmetz, foundation manager, said. “This event provides a great opportunity to golf on Mohawk’s beautiful course while also supporting the Mercy Tiffin Foundation.”

This event has generated funds for the foundation over the past 21 years.

Platinum-, gold-, silver-level and hole sponsors and donors are being sought. For more information about registration or sponsorship opportunities, contact Steinmetz at (419) 455-7049.

Fostoria hospital to host cancer support group

FOSTORIA – Friends Helping Friends Cope, a women’s cancer survivor support group, is to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. This support group is free.

Friends Helping Friends Cope was developed as an extended support service for women who have survived any form of cancer, as well as their family members and interested public.

For more information, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Cancer and Infusion Center at (419) 436-6626.

Online:

www.promedica.org/fostoria

FCH offers CPR/AED course

FOSTORIA – The American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED course for adult, child and infant application is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Conference Center, on the hospital’s lower level, entrance 2. The cost is $50.

The class teaches untrained rescuers how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims. Participants are to learn to recognize the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children.

To register or for more information, call ProMedica Wellness at (419) 436-6688.

Online:

www.promedica.org/fostoria

J. B. & Co. Inc. earns roofing awards from Firestone

Firestone Building Products Co. has presented J. B. & Co. Inc. with the 2013 Master Contractor award, a longstanding commercial roofing quality recognition award. The Tiffin firm is one of 260 to earn this distinction for roofing system excellence from an established network of more than 3,000 Firestone Red Shield licensed contractors. In addition, the firm is one of 174 to receive the Firestone Inner Circle of Quality Award for maintaining a high level of quality.

“Throughout the year, J. B. & Co. Inc. exceeded Firestone’s expectations for superior installations and commitment to roofing excellence that merited these well-deserved accolades,” said Tim Dunn, president of Firestone Building Products. “Attaining both the Inner Circle of Quality and Master Contractor Awards reflects the firm’s ability to uphold our high commercial roofing standards, demonstrate superior skill and showcase outstanding workmanship.”

For information on J. B. & Co. Inc., contact Sam Strausbaugh and/or Jason Velazquez at (419) 447-1716 or via email at

service@jbroofingco.com.

Online:

www.jbroofingco.com

Howell earns recognition

Aaron Howell, an American Family Insurance agent in Tiffin, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification.

Howell has been an agent for American Family since March 2009. His office is at 227 E. Perry St.

The service excellence distinction was determined through an evaluation process conducted under guidelines established through the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience certification.

Sunday announcements

Garden party at the library

The junior library at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the program “Family Time in the Garden” as part of its summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading.”

The program is at 2 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. June 13 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Participants are to hear a story, visit different learning stations, plant seeds, crafts and games.

The program is for children 2-6 years of age, but all ages are welcome.

No registration is required, and for a complete list of other events, call (419) 447-3751, visit the library’s Facebook or Twitter pages or visit www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us.

Teens get dirty for art

The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host DIRT-y Art Night at 6 p.m. June 11, as part of their summer reading program, “Beneath the Surface.”

Participants are to use dirt to paint, sculpt, dye and create art pieces. Seneca Soil & Water is to coordinate the evening.

Students entering the sixth grade through grade 12 are welcome. Students can register at the junior library.

Library to host teen poetry contest

As part of the teen summer reading program, “Beneath the Surface,” the teen department is to host a teen poetry contest beginning June 10.

Participants are asked to write a poem, of at least four stanzas, with the theme “On the Surface.”

Entries are due July 10 in the junior library. Prizes are to be given to the top two entries. The contest is open to teens grades 6-12.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us.

Take an owl on your vacation

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s junior department announced a new program for summer break, “Dream Vacation.”

A “library owl” made of paper is available for check out for children to take with them on their summer adventures. Children are asked to take photos of them and the owl and bring them back to the library.

The program is open to families of all ages.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751.

Library and YMCA team up for summer reading

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and the Tiffin Community YMCA announced their collaboration this summer, combining the YMCA’s day camps with the library’s summer reading program.

The day camp summer reading program is nine weeks of reading, prizes, and special programs. Children age 5 through entering fifth grade are welcome to join.

The program begins Monday and runs through July 31.

For more information, visit www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us.

Explore the underground

SYCAMORE -Angie Ford from Wyandont Soil & Water District is to be at the Mohawk Community Library at 10 a.m. Monday.

The program is to allow participants to observe the world around them form underground. A soil tent is to model an underground community highlighting habitats such as farmland, streams, woodlots, house lots and ponds. Participants also are to be able to make their own soil samples.

Summer program movie day

SYCAMORE – For the summer reading program at Mohawk Community Library, a movie is to be shown at 10 a.m. Tuesdays.

Clues are to be given after the movie. Once participants complete the message, their name will be entered into a drawing for a $10 gift card for Cinemark.

Join the MCL CSI team

SYCAMORE- The Mohawk Community Library CSI Team is to investigate a mock crime scene at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library.

Young adults in sixth grade and older are welcome to join the team to locate and collect different types of evidence and learn other aspects of a crime scene.

George Byington of the Sentinel Career and Technology Center Public Safety program is to lead the investigation.

Pet rock contest at the library

SYCAMORE – The Mohawk Community Library is to host a pet rock contest.

Participants are asked to bring in their pet rocks before 2 p.m. Saturday. Voting for the best pet rock is to begin June 10 and end June 15. Winners will be posted June 17.

Categories are the cutest, scariest, funniest and most original. The winner is to receive rock candy.

Learn about landfills

SYCAMORE – Andrea Marquis, education specialist for the O.S.S Solid Waste District, is to be on hand at 10 a.m. Friday at Mohawk Community Library to show the construction of a landfill by using edible ingredients.

The program is for children in second grade.

At 11:15 a.m. Marquis then is to teach the Kool Kidz about mining for resources. The program is for children in third grade and each child is to receive a pop corn snack.

Trucks invade the library

SYCAMORE – Patrons are to get the chance to see and touch a digger, backhoe, and bucket truck 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Mohawk Community Library.

The village of Sycamore donated use of the trucks. There also are to be truck themed crafts and games.

Adults can get into reading

SYCAMORE – The Mohawk Community Library is to host the Adult Summer Reading Challenge.

The program is set for June 3-July 6. Adults 18 and older can earn a color coded sticker for prizes for every adult book checked-out.

Prizes include ice cream, shopping bag, Subway gift card and a Mickey Mart card.

Bliss Memorial to begin summer reading program

BLOOMVILLE – The Bliss Memorial Public Library is to begin its summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading.”

Activities for children ages 5-13 are to be planned at 6:30 p.m. Mondays.

For more information and a list of events, call (419) 983-4675.

Teen summer reading program begins

BLOOMVILLE – Children age 14 and older can participate in the Bliss Memorial Public Library’s teen summer reading program, “Dig Into a Good Book,” beginning Monday.

Participants can fill out one reading ticket per book, audio book or e-book to have their name entered into a drawing for weekly prizes. The first drawing is June 10. Drawings for the grand prize are to take place July 29.

Activities set for toddlers

BLOOMVILLE – Toddler Time is to begin June 12 at Bliss Memorial Public Library.

The program is to consist of playtime, songs, fingerplays, and stories. All programs are to start at 6:30 p.m.

The themes are:

Diggers, June 12.

Gardens, June 19

Pigs and other animals, June 26.

Bugs, July 3.

Food July 10,

Water, July 17.

Children storytime to begin

BLOOMVILLE -Storytime is to begin at Bliss Memorial Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning June 11.

The program is to consist of playtime, songs, stories and crafts.

The themes are:

How Does Your Garden Grow?, June 11.

Dig It, Build It, Go!, June 18.

All Clean!, June 25.

Digging for Dinosaurs, July 2.

Treasure Hunt!, July 9.

Creeping Critters, July 16.

Marketing committee to meet

The Tiffin City Board of Education Marketing Committee is to meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Administration Building, 244 S. Monroe St.

Columbian end-of-the-year highlights

Tiffin Columbian High Schools Spring Band Concert was May 7. The concert featured the Columbian Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Mob.

Choir director Curtis King led his last concert May 23 at the Ritz Theatre.

Columbian High School students were honored at the 2013 Recognition Night. Students honored included Christopher Daniel, Alexandra Elchert, Rachel Gates, Sarah Hudacek, Alexandra Kramer, Jami Newlove and Allison Perry.

Students also were awarded scholarships based on academic excellence, leadership, student work ethic, art, English, foreign language, math, science and social studies.

Local honored as beginner showman

MARYSVILLE – The 2012-13 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association BEST Program wrapped up May 11 with its annual awards banquet at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.

This year’s program featured 16 sanctioned shows across the state with 355 youth participating. Seneca County youth recognized included Allison King of Republic, who won seventh Overall Novice Heifer and named seventh Overall Beginner Showman. King is the daughter of Lisa King.

Activities planned for hard of hearing, deaf children

The Community Centers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing are to provide summer activities for the youth that focus on personal development, social and communication skills.

The Mansfield Community Center for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing at Catalyst Life Services, along with centers from Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Youngstown, are coordinating these activities which include:

Do It Deaf Kick-Off, June 12.

Do It Deaf Camp, June 12-15.

One Day Activity, June 26 in Canton.

One Day Activity, July 11 in Akron.

One Day Activity, July 24 in Cleveland.

Activities with Youngstown Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services, Aug. 7.

For more information contact, Lynn Feldman at (419) 774-2255 or email feldmanl@catalystlife

services.org.

Local graduates officer training

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP – Daniel Shaferly of Tiffin was honored as an Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy graduate from Owens Community College during a basic peace officer completion ceremony.

Cincinnati dean’s list

CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati announced students who made the 2012-13 spring semester dean’s list. Those students include Jacquelynne Henney of Bellevue; Shane Duffield of Bucyrus; Derek Foos of Burgoon; Chad Deamicis, Emily Hyatt, Lauren Jacoby, Paige Roszman, all of Carey; Kathleen Hermes, Shali Karr, of Clyde; Dylan Alexander, Shirley Bechstein, Sheri Navarro, all of Fostoria; Daniel Chambers, Brianna Richey, William Roe, Michael Saylor, all of Tiffin; and Seth Tschanen of Upper Sandusky.

Locals graduate from Bluffton

BLUFFTON – Randy Lambert of Bloomville has earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management and Eric Wilfer of Bloomville has earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and sport management from Bluffton University.

Red Cross gets new director

FINDLAY – The American Red Cross of Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot Counties announced Cheryl Wolfe has became the director of of Red Cross Seneca and Wyandot County offices beginning Saturday. Wolfe was the part-time director of the Red Cross in Wyandot County.

“Cheryl has done a fantastic job in Wyandot County. In just a few months, she has put together an effective volunteer advisory board, recruited new volunteer disaster responders and launched a successful new fundraising event – Boots and Badges – raising over $5,000 for the Red Cross,” said Executive Director Todd James. “We’re excited to offer her this opportunity to use her talents and energy in Seneca County. She’s an asset to the Red Cross and to the communities we serve.”

David Conley, who was director of Seneca County, is taking a position with the South Florida Region of the American Red Cross as a service to the Armed Forces manager.

James said that along with the transitions, the responsibility for service delivery in Fostoria will shift from the Seneca County office to his office in Hancock County.