Sunday announcements, Sept. 1

Join the TDC Halloween parade

Tiffin Developmental Center is to have its 47th Annual Halloween Parade beginning at 2 p.m. Oct. 20, rain or shine.

The parade is to begin at the Ohio Memorial Chapel parking lot at Tiffin Center, travel west through the grounds to the Huss Street entrance, turn left onto Ohio Avenue, then right onto Industrial Avenue, right onto Riverside Drive, right onto Huss Street, then left onto River Road North and end at the ball diamond.

Judging for floats is to be done before the parade and during the parade. Floats submitted by the community are to be judged separately from those entered by Tiffin Developmental Center. First- through fifth-place ribbons and plaques for each category are to be awarded.

Judging criteria is as follows:

Craftsmanship – Choice of material (5 points), labor (5 points), use of space (5 points), quality/neatness (5 points) and eye appeal (5 points).

Creativity/imaginative – The degree of uniqueness within itself as separating it from others. Does the float show creativity using original ideas of an original adaptation (15 points).

Theme – There is no theme for all entries. Each float may have its own theme (5 points).

No entries with political themes are to be allowed. Tiffin Center reserves the right to determine whether an entry meets the requirements to be judged.

Tiffin Center also sponsors the “People’s Choice Award,” and ballots are to be distributed along the parade route for spectators to vote for their favorite floats. The award ceremony is to take place in the gymnasium following the parade.

Anyone wishing to enter the parade may contact Tiffin Developmental Center, in care of Halloween Parade Chairperson, 600 N. River Road, Tiffin, OH 44883, or call (419) 443-3116 prior to Oct. 11.

Pork chop dinner set for Sept. 22

Zion United Church of Christ, Fireside, is to have its pork chop dinner from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 22. The dinner includes pork chops, buttered parsley potatoes, green beans, jello, homemade pie and a beverage. Carry outs are available.

The church is located at 13525 E. TR 178, Bellevue (Fireside).

Library to close for Labor Day

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to close Monday in observance of Labor Day and will reopen Tuesday with regular hours.

The library also is to reopen Sundays 1-5 p.m. beginning Sept. 8 through Memorial Day.

Next date for Lego Saturday

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Lego Saturday” 1-3 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Frost Kalnow room.

The theme for September is “Inventions.”

The program is to feature Duplo blocks for children 2-4 and Legos for children 4 and older.

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

Adult computer classes schedule

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced the schedule for adult computer classes in October.

The schedule is:

Intermediate World 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 8.

Resume Writing and Job Searching 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 9.

Language Learning Online 6-7 p.m. Oct. 15.

Intermediate Excel 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 16.

All About Digital Photos 2-4 p.m. Oct. 17.

Intro to Publisher 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

Genealogy on the Net 6-7:30p.m. Oct. 28.

Registration begins Tuesday and there is limited seating.

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

Teen tutoring to return

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s teen department announced the return of “Teen Tutoring and Tech Time” Mondays 4:30-6:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 9.

The program is for students in grades 6-12.

Students are to get help with homework, and use the library’s computers.

Guided tours of Sycamore planned

SYCAMORE -Kim Mohr is to be giving a guided tour of Sycamore 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Mohawk Community Library.

New titles at MCL

SYCAMORE – The Mohawk Community Library is to introduce new titles into the circulation. Young adult authors include Stefan Petrucha, Brian Posehn and Dan Lott, non-fiction authors include Pepperell Company, Daniel Lojton, Elise Larson and Emma Chapman, Editors of All You and more.

Library to host book sale this week

FOSTORIA – The Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to host a book sale 9 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

The event is to conclude with “Buck-a-Bag” Sept. 9 and 10.

GED to expire

The Bellevue Public Library has issued a reminder that the current version of the GED test is to expire at the end of 2013.

Those who have not passed all five parts of the 2002 series GED test have until the end of 2013 to pass or they will have to start over in 2014.

Interested GED test-takers can find more information at or by calling the library at (419) 483-4769.

Library to feature documentary

BELLEVUE -The Bellevue Public Library is to host the “Land of the Free? Home of the BRAVE!” documentary at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10.

Library to offer video games for children

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to host Game ON! 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 12.

The event is for children in grades 6-12 and is to feature Wii and Xbox games.

Yarn club to meet

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to host Yarn Club 2 p.m. Sept. 14.

The event is for beginning or experiences people interested in knitting, corcheting or sewing.

TCS 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.

GED test, ABLE classes this week

Sentinel Career Center is to offer the General Education Development test 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and Sept. 17 and 18 and test registrants must attend both days.

To be eligible, submit an application to Columbus or online. The fee for the test is $40.

Sentinel’s Adult Basic Education and GED program orientation is 9 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 245 of the Family Learning Center.

Classes are to begin Mondays and Thursdays 9-11:30 a.m. and 5:30-8 p.m. beginning Sept. 9.

For more information, to sign up for an orientation or to register to take the GED test, call (419) 448-5084.

Boy scouts sponsor breakfast next week

OLD FORT – An all-you-can-eat breakfast is to be sponsored by Old Fort Boy Scout Troop 447 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m Sept. 8.

The menu is to include eggs, potatoes, pancakes, creamed beef, biscuits, juice, milk, and coffee. All proceeds are to go to outfit the troop’s new trailer.

St. Wendelin to offer religion classes

FOSTORIA -St. Wendelin Parish is to have Religious Education classes for grades K-8 6:45 p.m. Sept. 11 in the school cafeteria.

To register children for classes, call (419) 435-6681.

H-L hall of fame ceremony set

BASCOM-The Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education has announced theinduction of members of the 2013 Hopewell-Loudon Hall of Fame 6:30 p.m. Friday at Chieftain Stadium.

The ceremony is to honor Walter deVlugt, Deb deVlugt, and Candace Haack.

V-S to offer public safety courses

Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers are to offer public safety courses for EMT, AEMT and EMR.

The following are the course dates and times:

Basic Level EMT course 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Sept. 26 at the Vanguard campus in Fremont.

Basic Level EMT course 6-10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Oct. 9 at the Sentinel campus in Tiffin.

Advanced Level AEMT course 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays beginning Oct. 18 at the Vanguard campus in Fremont.

EMR courses for the fall and winter are to be held in Sandusky, Seneca, Wood, Wyandot and Hancock counties.

For more information, contact Lorrie Dymond, Mary DeLong or Fanny Wait at (419) 334-6901 ext. 2731.

Bridges announces reduced meal policy

Bridges Community Academy announced its 2013-14 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals or free milk for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under their National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Mil Program.

Each School office and the central office has a copy of the policy that may be reviewed by any interested party.

The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines is to determine eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines is eligible for free and reduced price meals or free milk if the school participates in the Special Milk Program.

For more information, contact BCA at (419) 455-9295.

Financial statements to be reviewed

NEW RIEGEL – New Riegel Local Schools general purpose financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 20, 2013 are complete and available for inspection by contacting Jane Schalk at (419) 595-2256 or jschalk@

Local named to ACT office

BUFFALO, N.Y. -Ellen Gilliland of McCutchenville has been elected First Vice President of the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow organization.

Gilliland is an agricultural communications major at the Ohio State University.

Owens to close for Labor Day holiday

FINDLAY -Owens Community College Toledo and Findlay campuses are closed through Monday for the Labor Day holiday.

Heidelberg seeking business reps

Heidelberg University is seeking participants for the Around the Town event 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 10 on the lawn of the Campus Center.

The event is jointly sponsored with the Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce. It provides an opportunity to meet Heidelberg students, faculty, staff and to display what the organization has to offer.

Interested businesses and organizations can reserve a table by contacting Lindsay Kagy at or at (419) 448-2207 by Sept. 4.

TU homecoming events planned

The Tiffin community can participate with Tiffin University in the Dragon Parade 10 a.m. Oct. 5. Those that wish to participate can contact Jennifer Spangler at The deadline to register is Sept. 20.

Other events include:

TU women’s soccer game vs. Northern Michigan University is noon Oct. 4 at the Paradiso Athletic Complex.

TU men’s soccer vs. Sagina Valley State University is 2 p.m. at the Paradiso Athletic Complex.

The Aaron Ciak Memorial Golf Outing is 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Seneca Hills Golf Course. Registration starts at 11 a.m.

TU alumni from the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences and the School of Business are to talk about real world experiences 3-5 p.m. Oct. 4.

A track and cross country alumni pre-party 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Heminger Center, 350 Miami St.

Official Hall of Fame after-party 9:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Alumni, family and friends welcome.

25+ year Reunion Breakfast 9 a.m. Oct. 5 at Heminger Center, 350 Miami St. Reservations required, call (419) 448-3595.

Guided campus tours 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 5 to begin at the Gillmor Student Center.

Football tailgate and pre-game festivities 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at Tiffin Frost-Kalnow Stadium.

Football game vs. Malone University 1:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Tiffin Frost-Kalnow Stadium.

Women’s soccer game vs. Michigan Tech University noon Oct. 6 at Paradiso Athletic Complex.

Men’s soccer game 2:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Paradiso Athletic Complex.

TU hall of fame dinner set

The Tiffin University Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner, silent auction and induction ceremony is at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in Heminger Center.

Reservations are required and tickets are $50 per person.

The 2013 honorees are Phil Sabatka, Sara Riley, Crystal Long, Rob Piekarczyk and Sarah Fieler.

To purchase tickets, call (419) 448-3334.

TU professors present work

Jonathan Appel, professor in the department of Behavioral, and Social Sciences and psychology student Erin Snapp are to present at an international conference at Mansfield College in Oxford, United Kingdom. The two are to be part of a joint panel with Ursuline College to present a review of the scientific and professional literature analyzing research findings in the “psychology of creativity.”

Lisa Kahle-Piasecki, assistant professor of Management and Information Systems, and Lillian Schumacher, School of Business dean, presented at the 2013 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Conference in June in Salt Lake City, Utah.

TU to observe 9/11

Tiffin University is to observe 9/11 by thanking military members and their families, past and present, during a ceremony at 5:30 p.m Sept. 11 in Chisholm Auditorium.

The ceremony is to feature mothers from the Blue Star Mothers Association.

Terra sets offerings

FREMONT – The Kern Center at Terra State Community College announced the next set of sessions for its public offerings.

The courses include:

Delegating for Success, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 13, $79.

Managing Projects Effectively, 9-11 a.m. Oct. 18, $79.

Communication and Listening Skills 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 6, $89.

Spanish for Healthcare Providers, Thursdays 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26-Nov. 7, $149.

Spanish for Travelers and Tourists, Mondays 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 9-Dec. 16, $159.

To register or for more information, call (800) 826-2431 or (419) 559-2255.

Kern Center to offer non-credit healthcare courses

FREMONT- The Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra State Community College is to offer several non-credit healthcare courses.

The courses include:

Pharmacy Technician Training Sundays 9 p.m. Sept. 8 through Dec. 15. Cost to is $899 including books and materials.

STNA Training, Oct. 28. Cost to attend is $549 including course packet.

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Training, Mondays and Wednesdays 5-7 p.m. Sept. 9-18, Oct. 7-16 or Nov. 4-18. Cost to attend is $299 including textbooks.

ICD-10-PCS Procedure Coding Training vol. 3, Mondays and Wednesdays Sept. 23 through Oct. 2, or Oct. 21-30. Cost to attend is $299 including textbooks.

To register, call (419) 559-2255.

TU kids choir begins fifth year

The Tiffin University Music Department is now accepting registration for this year’s TU Kids Choir.

The choir is open to area children grades 2-8. The choir performs popular music and rehearses 4-5 p.m. Fridays on the TU campus.

The group performs three concerts a year, at TU Oct. 19 and March 1, and at The Ritz Theatre Dec. 6.

Terra to offer childhood ed. credential

FREMONT – The Early Childhood Education Department at Terra State Community College is to start its new Child Development Associate credential Thursday.

The course meets Thursday evenings for 14 weeks.

Upon completion of the courses CDAII and CDA, students will have 120 hours required by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition.

For more information, contact Stacey Pistorova at (419) 559-2216, or

Music director to conduct

Tiffin University Music Department Director Brad Rees has been invited to serve as guest conductor for two all-state high school music groups.

The Indiana All-State Jazz Choir at the University of Indianapolis, which was the featured group at the Indiana Choral Directors Association summer conference, is to take place this month. In January, Rees is to conduct the Colorado All-State Women’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, whivch will be featured at the Colorado Music Education Association conference in Colorado Springs.

TU student receives NMIA scholarship

Tiffin University student Samantha Molnar is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the National Military Intelligence Association’s Ohio Chapter.

Molnar attended the NMIA luncheon June 25 at Wright Patterson Air Force Base to receive her award. She was one of three Ohio students who were given the scholarship.

Local student named to dean’s list

LIMA -The University of Northwestern Ohio has named Kevin Hoover of Tiffin to the dean’s list for the May 2013 session in the college of applied technologies.

Hoover is the son of Mike and Bev Hoover of Tiffin.

Terra announces dean’s list

FREMONT – Terra State Community College has announced the local students named to the summer term dean’s list.

Those students include Dave Barnes and Jacob Shelley of Clyde; Gary Meadows, Dustin White and Holly Schoen of Tiffin; Carl Williams of Fostoria; and Michael Belmares of Risingsun.

Verizon expands 4G LTE in Bettsville, Clyde areas

Verizon Wireless has expanded its 4G LTE coverage area to customers in more portions of the Bettsville and Clyde areas.

In the Bettsville area, the expansion provides coverage north to Havens Road, south to CR 592, east to CR 53 and west to US 23.

In the Clyde area, the expansion enhances coverage within Clyde, north to Stokes Road, south to Seneca County Line Road, east to CR 278 and west to CR 220.

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Hartzell joins JB & Co. Inc.

JB & Co. Inc., a Tiffin-based commercial and industrial roofing contractor, has announced the addition of Hardy Hartzell to the staff.

Hartzell has accepted a business development/sales position with the company. He has more than 30 years experience in the construction industry.

“His industry knowledge and experience benefit our new customers but will also add value to our existing customer base,” said Sam Strausbaugh, president and CEO of JB & Co.