Sunday announcements

St. Francis Home receives grants

The Tiffin Charitable Foundation from The White Family Charitable Fund has awarded $2,111 in grant funding to St. Francis Home. These funds are to be used to purchase state mandated evacuation cribs for the Angel Academy Day Care and to implement a music and memory program for the nursing home residents.

Attica alumi to gather

Attica High School Class of 1968 is to have its 45th class reunion Friday and Saturday. Graduates of other classes are welcome. Special guests Saturday include Mr. Schneider, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Gaietto and their wives.

An informal gathering is at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Backroads Restaurant, the old Brownie’s on US 4 in Attica. Notification appreciated.

The formal (doesn’t mean attire) reunion is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Shellshucker’s in Tiffin. Reservations are required.

For questions or reservations, call Denise Graham Zahn at (727) 204-4493 or email Please put Attica Reunion in the subject line. Call Shellshucker’s for room reservations at the hotel.

Library directors to meet

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

Movie night sponsored by reading program

The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to continue their summer reading program with a “Monday Night Movie” 5 p.m. July 22 in the Frost Kalnow room.

Featured is to be the movie “A Monster in Paris.” The movie is rated PG and runs 90 minutes.

The program is open to all ages, no registration is necessary and refreshments are to be provided along with door prizes.

Visit construction site at the library

The junior library at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to continue their summer reading program with “Family Time@ the Construction Site” 2 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. July 25 in the Frost Kalnow room.

The program is to feature story time and participants can visit different learning stations including construction play, making crafts and playing games.

The stations are geared towards ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome.

No registration is required.

Game time for teens at the library

The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to continure the teen summer reading program, “Beneath the Surface,” with “Teen Game Time” 3-5 p.m. July 23.

Participants are to able to join in games including Deluxe Simon Sez, relays, Human Battleship, balloon badminton, and more.

Refresments are to be provided and door prizes also are available.

No registration necessary and the program is for teens entering sixth through twelfh grades only.

Mohawk building bids awarded

Building contracts have been awarded for the meeting room project at the Mohawk Community Library.

Clouse Construction of New Riegel was the low bidder as general contractor for the 2,360 square foot meeting room addition. Plumbing, HVAC and electrical contractors will be Clinger, Dundore and Sauber. Construction is anticipated to take four months to complete.

The meeting room will be used by the library for family movie nights, story time and activities for children, teens and adults. It is to be equipped with up-to-date technology to be used for a variety of library activities. A kitchenette, complete with refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker, can be used for refreshment at library and community events. Restrooms are included within the meeting room.

Regular library hours and activities are to continue with minimal interruptions during construction. Parking may be reduced to on-street only at various times.

NCOESC governors board to meet

MARION -The regular meeting of the North Central Ohio ESC Board of Governors is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, Marion campus, 333 E. Center St., Marion.

AAA sponsors driving simulation for young drivers

AAA is bringing CinemaDrive to the Ohio Teen Institute Leadership Conference 7 p.m. Monday in Brennemann Musich Hall, 275 E. Perry St,.

CinemaDrive is a new interactive education program for young drivers. It is a 120-minute cinematic experience that enables hundres of young viewers to experience hazardous driving situations together.

Tiffin school supply drive

First Call For Help and Tiffin Community YMCA is to collaborate to off the School Supplies Program for the 2013-14 school year.

The program is open to students in grades K-8 residing in Tiffin and rural Seneca County, Fostoria City residents are not eligible.

Applications will be accepted at First Call For Help, 201 S. Washington St. Applicants should enter through the rear entrance.

The program is to begin July 15 and run through July 19. Applications are to be taken 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Proof of income for the past three months is required. Acceptable forms are current pay stubs, Social Security statements, W-2’s, unemployment, child support print-outs or other statements from Job and Family Services.

Backpacks filled with supplies are to be then distributed 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 17.

Donations of school supplies can be made to First Call For Help or Tiffin Community YMCA.

To volunteer for the application process, assemble book bags, or help on distribution day, contact Christine Courtney program coordinator for First Call For Help, at (419) 448-4357.

Carey plant to sponsor school supply drive

CAREY – The residents of Carey can help “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies through July 31.

Anyone can drop of donations 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Carey Stoneco Plant, 1794 Co Hwy 99.

Parish and school welcome new priest

FOSTORIA – St. Wendelin Parish and Catholic School is to welcome Fr. Chris Mileski, ordained June 22.

Fr. Mileski attended St. Johseph Elementary and graduated from Calvert Catholic School in 2002. He attended Heidelberg University and studied at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

Fr. Mileski is to preside over some weekend masses and weekday masses. He also is to teach freshman religion.

Heidelberg announces trustees

At a meeting, Heidelberg Board of Trustees appointed Carol Cartwright, president emeritus of Bowling Green State University and Kent State University, and Richard Odell, a 1972 Heidelberg graduate, to the board for four-year terms effective July 1.

TU announces spring dean’s list

Tiffin University has announced the 2013 spring semester deans list.

Local students include Tyler Crapo, James Schafer of Attica; Dustin Austin, Katharina Boyer, Bethani Burkhart, Thomas Mcpeak and Courtney Steinmetz, all of Bellevue; Shawn Davis, Lawarence Robinson, Robert Toy, Brittany Twigg and Tammy Waugaman, all of Bettsville; James Akers, Catherine Boorks and Mark Weisenauer, both of Bloomville; Lisa Jenne of Bradner; Nicholas Kerlin of Burgoon; Alex Acree and Daniel Cole, both of Carey; Jake Birkholz, Erica Cenkus, Cher Dinan, Wendy Lippert, Shelbi Meyer, Alyssa Millis, Ryan Myers, Jenna Myles and Dawn Stiger, all of Clyde; Joshua Clark, Melissa Fant, Greg Flores, Naomi Karr, Monica Murray, Jason Wagner and Timothy Weber, all of Fostoria; Amber Tackett and Brice Taylor, both of Green Springs; Olivia Frantz and Amy Gosche both of Kansas; Christopher Hammond of Mccutchenville; Casin Spero of New Riegel; Holly Huss, Elliott Lee, Damien Showman and Jarron Theis, all of Republic; Eric Sowers of Sycamore; Hasan Abdul Elah, Hussain Al Mosabeh, Mina Alewine, Omar Alfehri, Mohamed Alktebi, Sultan Alnafisah, Mohammed Naif Alotaibi, Mohammed Aloufi, Ibrahim Alsaiari, Yaseen Alsayed, Mohamed Alshomrani, Abdullah Alshuwikat, Mohamed Alsulami, Aaron Ardner, Nicole Ardner Christopher Baker, Carl Bishop, Eric Bishop, Brooklyn Boehler, Carli Bogard, Jonah Boyer, Andrew Rickner, Ashley Brodman, Eric Brown, Nicole Burck, Antoinette Carter, Theron Carter Tana Cenkus, Courtney Chapman, David Chimahusky, Monice Clagg, Matthew Clay, Lyndsey Colman, Christine Courtney, George Dosh, Kathi Elmore, Victoria Evans, Mark Ewald, Cory Fowler, Richard Fox, Chris Frederick, Jaycee Garrow, Michael Gibbons, Erin Gruss, Savannah Harner, Christopher Hafley, Colleen Higgins, Al’licia Hill, Maria Hoepf, Chelsea Houtz, Jeff Huffman, Noelle Huffman, Brett Huss, Sheldon James, Jennifer Jordan, Andrea Kauble, Malcom Keith, Mekenna Klaiss, Deker Kneeskern, Maureen Kurtz, Amber Lewis, Brianah Lewis, Kayla McClintock, Nicole Perkins, Jami Opp, Tyler Perry, Greg Phillips, Rachel Reamer, Fahad Salamn, Kelsey Santiago, Amanda Schetter, Seth Sholl, Nakisha Small, Aaron Smith, Kaitlyn Smith, Kirsten Smith, Russell Snyder, Merete Soeberg, Tonni Stearns, Kate Tiell, Zane Troup, Tyler Tyree, Benjamin Wagner, Rachel Wickahm, Maria Williams and Tori Yeast, all of Tiffin; Chelsea Bennett, Nancy Bower, Ryan Courtright, Lynzi Daughenbaugh, Kellee Hensley and Kaila Pollock, all of Upper Sandusky.

Graduates from Kent State

KENT -Kent State University has announced the 2013 graduates during their spring commencement ceremony in May.

Local graduates include Samuel Wagner of Bellevue, bachelor’s degree of science; Timothy Stover of Bucyrus, master’s degree of fine arts; Coreen Carter of Clyde, bachelor’s degree of science in nursing; Nicholas Roope of Clyde, bachelor’s degree of arts; Mitchell Dandurand of Fostoria, bachelor’s degree of science; Shawnie Boyer of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree of science in education; Jennifer Obringer of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree of science; Joesph Reino of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree of arts; Ashely Riehm of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree of science; Boris Santillana of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree of science; and Courtney Collins of Upper Sandusky, bachelor’s degree of science.

Fostoria hosts mammogram event

FOSTORIA – ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital is to offer free breast cancer screenings to uninsured and under-insured patients 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 24 in the Donald and Judy Miller Diagnostic Center, entrance 1. The program is being funded through a grant from Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The screenings are to include a clinical breast exam, screening mammogram, education, and follow-up support.

Additional events are set for Oct. 16 and Jan. 15.

For more information or an appointment, call (419) 436-6690.


Sunday announcements

Tongue ‘n’ Groove to headline Red Cross event

FINDLAY – Live music from Tongue ‘n’ Groove is to be one of the highlights of the American Red Cross B*A*S*H. The annual fundraising party is 6 p.m.-midnight July 26 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Presented by Marathon Petroleum Corp., the event is a summer party with a theme based on the television series M*A*S*H.

Along with live music, the event includes a mess hall with food provided by Max & Erma’s; Rosie’s Bar; The Swamp, with games of chance, raffles and prizes and a kids area. Tickets for the event are $5 at the gate. All proceeds are to benefit the American Red Cross Hancock County Chapter.

Red Cross Executive Director Todd James said the theme is what makes Red Cross B*A*S*H stand out from other summer events.

“By setting up our version of the 4077th, with the Swamp, Rosie’s Bar, Radar’s Kids Corral and all the elements of one of the best TV shows of all time, we’ve made it even more fun for everyone.”

There also is to be a Photo-77th Picture Studio by Keepsake Portraits where guests can get a special souvenir photograph taken for a donation.

Sponsors include Marathon Petroleum Co., The Courier, Ohio Logistics, Blanchard Valley Health Association, Clouse Construction, Whitson Properties, The Heritage, Rowmark, ProMedica Urgent Care at NWO, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Findlay Elks, Findlay Kiwanis, Flag City Morning Rotary, Gibson Concrete, Plumbline Solutions, Hancock County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and National Lime & Stone Co.

Old Fort board to meet

OLD FORT The Old Fort Local Board of Education is to meet 6 p.m. Monday in the conference room.

Carey board to meet

CAREY -The Carey Exempted Village School District Board of Education is to meet 7 p.m. Monday.

Seneca East board to refinance facilities, bonds

ATTICA -The Seneca East School District Board of Education, with assistance from Omar Ganoom of RSA, is to refinance its 2005 classroom facilities and school improvement bonds to take full advantage of the current conditions in the bond market.

The $8,549,993 total bond refinances is to save tax payers approximately $503,000 over the life of the old issue.

Laura Brikner, district treasurer said, “The board of education wants to take every opportunity to reduce taxes to our constitutes, and with favorable bond market conditions, we think this refunding provides a great opportunity to save money for the community.”

Students go to Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Alexander Beleny and Jared Colemen of Tiffin were among 40 high school winners from Ohio and West Virgina who visited Washington, D.C., June 14-20 as part of Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc.’s Youth Tour to the Nation’s Capital.

Jared is the son of Ronald and Jane Coleman and Alexander is the son of David and Karen Beleny.

St. Wendelin Parish to offer class

FOSTORIA – St. Wendelin Parish is to host a class, Catholic Social Teaching, beginning Wednesday in St. Wendelin Parish’s choir room.

The class is four weeks and is to be taught be Scott Woods, a seminarian at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Ind., and is currently in residence at St. Wendelin Parish.

For more information, contact Scott Woods at (419) 435-6692.

New members join TU alumni board

Tiffin University has named 13 members to its Alumni Association Board.

Officers include Chairman Jeffrey Beard of Pickerngton; Vice Chairman Harry Burd of Tiffin; and Secretary Erica Henry of Cincinnati.

Other members include Parris Burt of Findlay; Richard Collins of Columbus; William Hertzer of Tiffin; Ryan Pessell of Findlay; Curtis Peterson of Bellefontaine; Kelly Stocker of Tiffin; Kara Windsor of Tiffin; and Jesse Schrader of Elyria.

Terra to host instant admission days

FREMONT Terra State Community College is to host instant admission days next week for new and returning students.

Students can get fast and free acceptance and assistance with financial aid forms, placement testing and registration.

Admissions counselors and financial aid staff are to be available 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday.

There are 64 relevant degree programs or 56 certificate programs from which students may choose.

For more information, call (419) 559-2349 or visit

Area native scores scholarship

Seneca County Medical Society has announced its 15th annual $1,000 scholarship award to David Beleny.

Beleny is the son of David and Karen Beleny and is to attend the University of Pittsburgh. Beleny is a graduate from Hopewell-Loudon High School, and graduated first in his class.

University of Findlay 2013 graduates

FINDLAY – Local graduates from the University of Findlay include Anne Bacon of Upper Sandusky, master’s of business administration; Jennifer Miller of Upper Sandusky, associate’s of nuclear medicine technology; Cynthia Ohms of Upper Sandusky, master’s of business administration; Megan Rohades of Upper Sandusky, bachelor’s of social work; Caitlin Baker of Kansas, bachelor’s of pre-occupational therapy; Maranda Knepp of Nevada, bachelor’s of theatre; Brandon Mooney of Nevada, bachelor’s of graphic design; Kelly Lynch of New Riegel, bachelor’s of business management; James Gates of Republic, bachelor’s of pre-physical therapy; Sandra Adelsperger of Tiffin, master’s of education; Kathy Kistler of Tiffin, master’s of education; Lauren Meisner of Tiffin, bachelor’s of pre-occupational therapy; Kylie Stout of Tiffin, bachelor’s of social work.

Organization program at library

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to present “Get Organized” 6:30 p.m.

July 24 in the Frost

Kalnow room.

Reannon Hayes, a local professional organizer, is to give participants tips and tricks on how to organize, using items form the local dollar stores, teach time management techniques and how to make a family binder.

To register, call (419) 447-3751 or visit

Reading program to feature creations

The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to continue the teen summer reading program with “Beneath the Surface Creations Party” 5-7 p.m. July 15.

Library to feature “Wreck-It Ralph”

The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to continue its summer program with a “Thursday Night Movie” featuring “Wreck-It Ralph” 6 p.m. July 18 in the Frost Kalnow room.

The movie is rated PG and runs 108 minutes.

MCL to add titles

SYCAMORE -The Mohawk Community Library is to add new titles to their circulation form authors such as Shawn E. Richardson, Dave Anderson, Lily Koppel, Teresa Meister and Anneta Valious.

Foundations to supply children’s books to MCL

SYCAMORE -The Libri Foundation, a non-profit organization that donates new children’s books to rural public libraries, is working with the Mohawk Community Library Foundation in a matching money grant to supply the library with new children’s books.

Red Cross recognizes volunteers, donors

FINDLAY – Volunteers and donors were recognized for giving their time, talents and treasure by the American Red Cross of Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot Counties recently. The Red Cross had its annual Volunteer and Donor Celebration at Alexandria’s Public House in Findlay to honor the many volunteers and donors who deliver and support Red Cross services and programs.

Volunteers were recognized for outstanding service during the evening, including:

Clara Barton Leadership Award

Ruth Stiverson

Extra Mile Award

Bill Webster

Mollie Zinser

Trisha DeAmicis

Disaster Preparedness & Response Award

Vicki Allison-Patrick

Youth Award

Emma Wagner

Volunteer Leadership Award

Patrick Sadowski

Service to Armed Forces Award

Debbie Sampson

Special Citation for Exceptional Volunteer Service Award

Dick Baker

Helen Sanders

Earlier in the day, the Red Cross Board of Directors met to elect new members to the board. Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson and Mollie Zinser, community services representative at The Heritage, were elected to three-year terms. John Whitson of Whitson Properties was elected to a two-year term as board chairman.

Sunday announcements

Local student wins rubberband contest

The Akron Global Polymer Academy at the University of Akron hosted the fifth annual Rubber Band Contest for Young Inventors.

Emma Studer placed first in the science and engineering division with her invention, Hooves High. Hooves High helps horses lift their hooves over boards. During training, a trainer usually has to manually reset the board if it falls over. Hooves High resets the board instead of the trainer having to reset it. As a result, the trainer can spend more time training and teaching the horse instead reseting the board. Hooves High uses rubber bands because when the board gets hit, the rubber band stretches and pulls the board back in place.

Studer received $2,500 for her ranking. She is an 8th-grader at Buckeye Central Middle School and the daughter of Matt and Tammy Studer.


Library to close for July 4th holiday

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to close Thursday for the Independence Day holiday. The library is to reopen Friday with regular hours.

Library to feature “The Hobbit”

The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to continue its summer reading program “Beneath the Surface” with a party and movie 5 p.m. July 8.

The library is to feature the film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in the Frost Kalnow room. The film is rated PG-13 and runs 169 minuets.

Teens can challenge others in a trivia tournament and prizes are to be given to those that are dressed in hobbit gear.

No registration is required and refreshments are to be provided.

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

Come and “Let’s Move!” at the library

The junior department at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Let’s Move!” 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. July 9 in the Frost Kalnow room.

The program is for children from birth to six years old. Participants are to dance, listen to music, do finger plays, hear new stories and play with friends.

No registration is required.

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

Tea Party with the Mad Hatter

The junior department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to continue its reading program “Dig Into Reading” with “Mad Hatter Tea Party” 2 or 6 p.m. July 11 in the Frost Kalnow room.

There is to be story time and participants are asked to bring in cookies to share with friends.

The program is geared toward children ages 5-11 and registration is required.

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

Next date for Lego Saturday

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Lego Saturday” 1-3 p.m. July 13 in the Frost Kalnow room.

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

The theme for July is “The Beach.”

New titles at MCL

SYCAMORE – The Mohawk Community Library is to introduce new titles into circulation for young adult and adult patrons.

Authors include Matt De La Pena, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Rick Atkinson and Jim Gaffigan.

NCOESC governors to meet

The North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors has scheduled a special meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Tiffin Office, 928 W. Market St.

Local participates in therapy camp

DALLAS, Pa. – Megan Somodi, of Tiffin, participated in the annual Occupational Therapy Career Exploration Camp hosted by Misericordia University earlier this month.

The camp gives students the opportunity to learn about the occupational therapy profession, meet faculty and students in the OT department and tour clinical sites in northeastern Pennsylvania.

SCBDD seeking board member

The Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities is looking for a Northland Homes and Properties board member to represent the Opportunity Center.

The board member is required to attend a board meeting every other month. The meetings begin at 5 p.m. and rotate between Seneca, Crawford and Marion counties. The meetings include dinner and run for about an hour.

For more information, contact Lewis Hurst, superintendent, at (419) 447-7521, ext 109.

Owens to close

for holiday

FINDLAY – Owens Community College, Toledo and Findlay area campuses, are to be closed Thursday for the Independence Day holiday.

Tiffin students named to Otterbein dean’s list

WESTERVILLE – Otterbein University announced the dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester.

Local students are Anne Eichhorn and Collin Debarbrie, both of Tiffin.

Local students

receive college scholarships

Old Fort Banking Co. announced three local college scholarship winners.

The winners include Clyde High School graduate Rebecca Webb, $1,000 scholarship to Heidelberg University; Lakota High School graduate Tyler Aldrich, $1,000 scholarship to Terra Community College; and Taran Rodriguez, $1,000 scholarship to Tiffin University.

Baldwin graduates

BEREA – Local students participated in the 163rd commencement ceremonies at Baldwin Wallace University.

Shallon Gabel of Fostoria, bachelor’s of science; Robert Wank of New Riegel, bachelor’s of music; Joel McDaniel of Sycamore, bachelor’s of music education; Stephanie Shockley of Tiffin, bachelor’s of arts; and Robert Zito of Tiffin, bachelor’s of arts.

Students get hands-on learning at medical camp

TOLEDO – The University of Toledo hosted its 16th annual CampMed program last week, when 36 students in their freshmen year of high school across northwest Ohio shadowed a pre-med student for hands-on experience in medical fields.

Local students who participated in the camp included Marissa Shaver of Hopewell-Loudon High School, Kevin Fruth of Hopewell-Loudon High School, Connor Stocker of Calvert Catholic High School and Nathan Strudthoff of Clyde Senior High School.

Locals make dean’s list

COLUMBUS – Local students have been named to the 2013 spring semester dean’s list at Columbus State College, including Britney Looser of Fostoria and Joseph Schiefer of Upper Sandusky.

Bluffton dean’s list

BLUFFTON -Bluffton University announced students from Tiffin that have been named to the 2013 spring semester dean’s list.

Those students are Samantha Ritter, Daniel Williams and Courtney Winger.

St. Francis employees honored

St. Francis Senior Ministries recently celebrated the service of its employees. Each employee received recognition of their number of years with St. Francis, and were treated to lunch and reception. St. Francis Senior Ministries employs more than 250 people annually.

20 years

Barbara Vogel

Barbara Williams

15 years

Anita Boyd

Jody Corner

Annette Krintzline

Christopher Ragle

Tara Runion

10 years

Marilyn Anderson

Debra Gracemyer

Alfred Reinhart

Janice Wertz

Five years

Jacqueline Fowler

Elizabeth Fox

Mary Frisch

Curt Illig

Jane Miller

Linda Miller

Melinda Raufer

Ricky Riehm

Brittany Riley

Barbara Welly

Christine Simmons promoted to VP

Michael C. Spragg, president and CEO of The Old Fort Banking Company, announced the promotion of Christine Simmons to vice president of Treasury Management. An experienced banker with more than 28 years in the financial industry, Simmons has excelled in growing new business, expanding existing business relationships and introducing new products and services to our business portfolio.

“Christine continues to set the bar higher, providing our clients with products, services and solutions to enhance their business,” said Mark Malone, executive vice president.

“I am excited to be able to provide our clients with the high quality products and services offered at Old Fort Bank and in being able to assist them with ways to make their business more efficient and profitable. It has been a pleasure to work with each of our clients and to learn more about the unique products and services they offer our communities,” Simmons stated.

A graduate of Tiffin University, Simmons has continued her education by attending industry related programs.