Sunday announcements, Aug. 25

T-SPL to screen ‘The Host’ for teens

The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a screening of “The Host” 1 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Frost Kalnow room.

The film is based on Stephenie Meyer’s book of the same name. The movie is rated PG-13 and runs 125 minutes.

No registration is required and refreshments are to be provided.

Time to relax

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Relaxation Techniques” by Stein Hospice 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Frost Kalnow room.

The program is to be presented by Rachel Berry BSN, RN and reiki master. The program is to teach relaxation techniques that are to enhance quality of life by reducing physical symptoms, soothing the mind and nurturing the spirit.

The program is free. Participants can register online, at the circulation desk or call the library at (419) 447-7351.

Bliss Memorial board to meet

BLOOMVILLE – The board of Bliss Memorial Public Library has scheduled a special meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at the Library.

The purpose of the meeting is to address concerns about the roof.

Library closed for Labor Day

BELLEVUE – Bellevue Public Library is to be closed Sept. 2 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Register for preschool story time

BELLEVUE Registration is to begin Sept. 3 for the Autumn series of preschool Story Time.

Date for yarn club

BELLEVUE -For beginning or experienced people interested in knitting, corcheting, or sewing, the Bellevue Public Library is to host Yarn Club 7 p.m. Sept. 3.

For more information, call (419) 483-4769.

Children’s book club to meet

BELLEVUE – For children 9-12, the Rappin’ Readers Book Club is 4:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the library.

The next title to be discussed is “Castle of Shadows” by Ellen Renner.

Writers’ workshop at Bellevue

BELLEVUE – Aspiring writers can participate in the Writer’s Group 1 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Bellevue Public Library.

TCS sets special meeting

The Tiffin City Schools Board of Education is to have a special meeting at 8 a.m. Monday at the Administration Building, 244 S. Monroe St.

TCS education board to meet

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

ESOL classes now forming

Adults whose first language is not English can attend English for Speakers of Other Languages classes.

The free classes are at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 Mondays and Wednesdays at the Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career and Technology Center, 1306 Cedar Street, Fremont.

To register for orientation, call (419) 334-6901 ext. 2703.

Calvert scholarship established

A new scholarship has been created at Calvert Catholic Schools to assist with tuition costs for Calvert families.

The scholarship, named the Paul and Florence Arbogast Memorial Scholarship, honors Paul and Peg Arbogast, Seneca County residents and supporters of Calvert.

The scholarship has been created by the Arbogast family.

If interested in contributing to the fund, contact Mike Schumacher marketing and development director at Calvert, at (419) 447-3844 ext. 18 or, email

Be alert for buses

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation has released a reminder to motorists to be careful around school zones and stopped buses as schools begin to open.

The law states:

If a school bus is stopped on a street or road that has fewer that four lanes, all traffic proceeding in either direction must stop.

If a school bus is stopped on a street or road which has four or more lanes, only traffic proceeding in the same direction as the school bus must stop.

Drivers must not proceed until the school bus resumes motion or until signaled by the school bus driver to proceed.

If drivers fail to stop for a school bus, their error will not go unnoticed. School bus drivers and school bus attendants are trained to report the license plate number of any vehicle that fails to comply with the law to a law enforcement agency, and an investigation will be conducted to identify the driver for enforcement purposes.

Penalties for not obeying these rules could cost drivers up to $500 and a maximum of 1-year suspension of driver’s license, according to the O.R.C. 4511.75.

Terra board to meet

FREMONT -Terra State Board of Trustees is to meet 1 p.m. Wednesday in B206.

Terra State announces jazz band director

FREMONT – Kris Burt has been announced as the new Jazz Band director for Terra State Community College.

Burt has led band and music programs at area schools in the Huron, Sandusky, Bellevue and Norwalk communities.

He received his undergraduate degree in music education at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago and completed additional studies at Bowling Green State University.

Terra selected for pilot program

FREMONT – Terra State Community College has been selected to participate in a pilot program to evaluate a new course delivery system provided by Cengage Publishing.

DLS 1090 is to be implemented and is to evaluate the SAM MindTap software developed by Cengage to train, assess and present course materials online to one section of Terra’s Digital Literacy and Applications course. Cengage Publishing has been providing materials for this course to Terra for more then 20 years.

The section participating in the study is to begin 10-11:55 a.m. Wednesdays Sept. 4 through Dec. 11.

For more information, contact the Records Office at (419) 559-2405.

New semester for ensembles at Terra

FREMONT – Instrumental Ensembles at Terra State Community College are forming for the fall semester.

Terra Brass Choir is open to all brass instrumentalists. The choir is to meet 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 9.

Terra State Jazz Band specializes in traditional and contemporary styles of jazz, swing, funk, blues and more. The band meets 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays beginning Sept. 5.

Terra Jazz Combos meet at various times during the week.

Terra Contemporary Ensemble is open to instrumentalists and vocalists. The ensemble meets 2:30-3:45 p.m.

Terra Chamber String Ensemble specializes in classical and traditional chamber string music, performing fall and spring chamber concerts. The ensemble rehearses 7-9:20 p.m. Thursdays beginning Sept. 5.

Terra Guitar Ensemble is a chamber ensemble that performs classical, traditional and contemporary works for guitarist.

Terra Harp Ensemble performs traditional and contemporary works specially arranged for harps by harpist Karen Westage. Harps are available to rent.

The Northern Ohio Regional Flute Alliance rehearses at the Bellevue Society of the ARts School, 205 Maple St., Bellevue.

For more information or to register, call (419) 559-2233.

Tiffin residents named to TU’s alumni board

Tiffin residents Harry Burd, Kelly Stocker, William Hertzer and Kara Windsor have joined the newly reinstated Tiffin University Alumni Association Board, according to Vickie Galaska, TU’s director of alumni relations.

Walsh University announces staffer

NORTH CANTON Kristi Campbell has been announced as Walsh University’s new director of international student services.

Campbell is to serve as a personal and academic mentor for international students and to serve as advisor to the International Club.

Campbell has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees of business administration from Tiffin University. She has also been in several roles at TU such as assistant dean of students, director of student activities, associate director of admissions and as director of international student affairs.

Heidelberg KDP to go to Texas

The Heidelberg Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi has been accepted to attend the 2013 Convocation Oct. 24-26 in Dallas, Texas.

Six students are planning to attend the workshop. They are asking for donations for the trip.

For those interested in donating for their trip, send the donation to the chapters adviser Julie Green at 310 E. Market St., Tiffin, OH. The money is to be divided six ways or if you wanted to donate to a particular student indicate the students name with the donation.

For more information, call Green at (419) 448-2128.

OSU announces summer graduates

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State University hass issued the list of seniors and graduate students who earned degrees during spring commencement excercises.

Local graduates are Erika Maltese of Bellevue with a bachelor’s degree of arts; Ethan Ott of Clyde with a bachelor’s degree of science in chemical engineering; Dean Stacy of Green Springs with a bachelor’s degree of science in agriculture; Diann Ward of McCutchenville with a bachelor’s degree of science in nursing; Theresa Harrison of Bettsville with a bachelor’s degree of science in nursing; Kelsie Thomas of Carey with an associate’s degree in applied science; Jessica Creamer of Upper Sandusky wit a master’s degree in education; Shonda Ritterspach of Upper Sandusky with a master’s degree in education.

OSU dean’s list

COLUMBUS – Erika Maltes of Bellevue and Megan Gibson of Tiffn were named to The Ohio State University summer semester dean’s list

Joseph Longanbach

PV2 Joseph M. Longanbach recently graduated from basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, under the split option program. Longanbach is a member of the Army National Guard. A a senior at Columbian High School, Longanbach is to return to Fort Benning after graduation to complete his individual advance training.

Longanbach is an Eagle Scout and assistant scoutmaster with Troop 444.

He is the son of Michael and Mary Longanbach of Tiffin.

Local teen starts family genealogy website

Known for his local and national political activism, 15-year-old Dylan Poe always has been interested in the genealogy of his family. Recently, he decided to start a website based on the Elchert family of his mother, Patricia Elchert Poe. was to launch at 1 p.m. Aug. 17. The website is to include a family tree, family directory, family events and other information.

He can be reached at

Bernadette Reinhart honored with leadership award

FOSTORIA – Bernadette “Bernie” Reinhart, manager, patient access, cashier, communications, was recognized as the recipient of the quarterly ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital “Big Kahuna” leadership award. Reinhart was selected by fellow leader and past recipient of the award, Betsy Faeth, director, infection, prevention, safety and customer service.

“Bernie is creative, embraces challenges, and is dedicated to making ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital the best it can be,” said Betsy Faeth. “I truly enjoy working with Bernie and am thankful she is part of our team.”

Reinhart joined the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital team 35 years ago.

Her expertise stems from working in many different departments including admitting, registration and billing.

Reinhart has participated in a number of events through the hospital and community service programs such as the Auxiliary, St. Wendelin and Relay for Life team captain. She also sews and has donated nearly 100 pillow cases for Conkerr Cancer to date.

Reinhart is a Fostoria native and has been married to Rick for 28 years and they live with sons, Jonathon and Justin.


Small Business Basics seminars scheduled

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, “Small Business Basics,” meant to answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.

The schedule is:

9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 4, Ottawa County Improvement Corp., 8043 W. S.R. 163, Oak Harbor.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 11, Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 18, Erie County Chamber of Commerce, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.

4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Terra State Community College (Building B, Room 101), 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.

To register or for more information, call Bill Auxter at (800) 826-2431 or (419) 559-2210, or email