Sunday announcements, Sept. 22

Peanut Days set for Fostoria Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Fostoria is to host Peanut Days, one of its two annual fundraisers, Friday and Saturday. Fostoria Kiwanians are to accept donations for peanuts outside Great Scot, Kmart, KeyBank and Huntington Bank 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and at the Rail Fest/Chamber Car Show 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds are to stay in the Fostoria community and help the club continue their service to youth.

Boxes of peanuts also may be purchased by individuals or businesses for $50. Each box includes 100 individual-sized bags of peanuts.

The Kiwanis Club of Fostoria strives to reach out to children in the Fostoria community. The club works with Safe Kids and Fostoria Community Hospital to run the Fit Safe, Sit Safe program, which provides free car seat checks and low-cost car seats to Fostoria families. It also works in conjunction with Pantry Plus of Seneca County to provide shoes for needy children as well as help staff Meals on Wheels once a month.

For more information, contact Sharon Dillon at (419) 436-5130, ext 101.

Perez appointed to state committee

A Tiffin attorney has been selected to serve as a member of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Juvenile Law Committee.

Victor H. Perez, a child protection attorney who now serves the Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services, was selected to serve as a chairman for the committee through 2014, according to a release from the OSBA.

Perez is a past president of the Seneca County Bar Association and has previously served on the OSBA Advisory Council on Diversity Initiatives. In 2011, he was named as one of the Distinguished Hispanic Ohioans.

According to the release, the OSBA maintains 31 standing committees and 11 sections, each of which monitors a particular area of law. It represents 25,000 members of the bench and bar and 4,000 legal assistants in Ohio.

Board of directors to meet Thursday

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s Board of Directors are to meet noon Thursday in the Junior Home room.

Self-check added at Tiffin library

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced an addition of a self check-out machine to the library’s services.

The station is to be located at the check-out desk and is to allow patrons to check out library items except CDs, video games and movies.

Patrons must have a valid T-SPL library card and their PIN number.

Birchard library to host book sale

FREMONT – Birchard Public Library is to have their book sale 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 17; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 18; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 19, at the library located at 423 Croghan St., Fremont.

For Friends of the Library, individuals can take part in the sale 5-8 p.m. Oct. 16. Those who are not members can join for $4 for a student and or senior, $10 for an individual, $15 for a family, $30 for an individual sponsor or business associate and $50 for a corporate patron.

Saturday is to be a $3 bag day and bags are to be supplied.

Learn to knit

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host beginning knitting classes 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 in the Frost Kalnow room.

The event is open to all ages. Participants are to learn to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. Those interested should bring solid light-colored, worsted-weight yarn and knitting needles.

A limited amount of practice yarn and needles are available.

To register, call (419) 447-3751.

Pumpkin crafts at Bliss Memorial

BLOOMVILLE – Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host Cathy Stockmeister 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7.

Stockmeister is to teach how to make a fluffy pumpkin from a chenille bedspread.

Registration is limited to 12 participants and there is a $2 charge payable to Stockmeister to cover supplies.

To register, call (419) 983-4675 or visit the library.

Playtime programs

BLOOMVILLE – Bliss Memorial Public Library is to offer playtime for children ages 3-5 Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.

The programs are to feature songs, stories, flannelboards, and simple crafts.

To register, call (419) 983-4675.

Bliss Memorial to feature Toddler Time

BLOOMVILLE Toddler Time is to be featured at Bliss Memorial Public Library 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9.

The program is for children ages 1-3. Activities are to include stories, songs, crafts, and playtime.

To register, call (419) 983-4675.

MCL to host beginning sewing

SYCAMORE The Mohawk Community Library is to conduct a beginning sewing class by Nicole Johnson 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Johnson is to teach how to sew on buttons, and fix snags in clothing.

In October, Johnson is to hold two more classes on hems and alterations. The classes are to increase in difficulty.

The classes are for teens, young adults, and adults.

Adult craft night planned at MCL

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Community Library is to host Adult Craft Night 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

Participants are to make origami gift boxes and mini photo albums.

Participants are to be 16 years or older and supplies are provided.

Family Fun Night at Mohawk library

SYCAMORE – The Mohawk Community Library is to host Family Fun Night 6 p.m. Monday.

The theme for the night is Angry Birds.

Next date for Yarn Club

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to host Yarn Club 7 p.m. Oct. 1.

The program is for beginning or experienced people interested in knitting, crocheting, or sewing.

Children’s book club to meet Oct. 3

BELLEVUE – Rappin’ Readers Book Club 4:30 p.m Oct. 3 at Bellevue Public Library is for children ages 9-12.

The club is to discuss “The Wonder of Charlie Anne” by Kimberly Newton Fusco.

Want to create a fair garden?

BELLEVUE – Mary Strayer is to teach how to create Fairy Gardens 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Bellevue Public Library.

Writer group at Bellevue library

BELLEVUE – Aspiring writers can join the Writer’s Group 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Bellevue Public Library.

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

TCS BOE to meet

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

TCS LPDC to meet

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

Coat drive at the Y

The Tiffin Community YMCA is to host Winter Wonder Wear,” the first annual winter coat drive 5 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Oct. 7.

For those interested can drop off gently used or new winter coats.

For any questions, call (419) 8711.

TCS superintendent search begins

The Tiffin City Schools Board of Education has contracted with the Ohio School Boards Association to assist us with their search for a new superintendent.

The district is to have a meeting scheduled with their consultant Cheryl Ryan 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in the cafetorium at Tiffin Middle School.

Topics to be discussed are major issues facing the district for the next three to five years, performance expectations for the next superintendent, and personal and professional qualities to be sought in the next superintendent.

St. Wendelin to host auction

FOSTORIA St. Wendelin Catholic School is to host an auction by St. Vincent dePaul 3 p.m. Thursday.

The proceeds are to go to continue “Help Others during Their Time of Need.” The auctioneer for the event is to be Travis Farthing.

Refreshments are to be provided. For those that would like to donate items, take them to the St. Wendelin Paris parking lot the morning of the sale.

For further questions, call (419) 722-3362.

SWCS celebrates 90 years of football

FOSTORIA – St. Wendelin Catholic School is to celebrate 90 years of football with a T-shirt design “Team 90.”

The shirts are $10 each and are to come in sizes YM, S, M, L, XL.

To purchase shirts, contact Barb Krout at (419) 722-3530.

Book fair set at St. Wendelin

FOSTORIA St. Wendelin Catholic Schools is to host a Scholastic Book Fair for children grades K-6 Monday through Wednesday.

Families also are to be invited 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday; 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday; and 7:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday.

Third graders create math-themed rap

Lindsay Felske’s third grade class at Krout 2-3 Elementary School has put together a rap called “The Place Value Rap,” with music by Ben Jacobs and lyrics by Time Bedley.

The rap was made to encourage an understanding and appreciation for the content of value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

The final version of the video is available on the class website for students to share with friends and family.

Progressbook available

The Tiffin City Schools Parent Access portal of ProgressBook has gone through a revision for the 2013-14 school year.

All previous Parent Access accounts have been disabled and new ones have been created. Parents now can create their own accounts by using a pre-defined registration key. Parents also are available to monitor multiple students by using one account. Once the account is created, parents would need the registration key of additional students to tie them to the original account.

Students beginning in eighth grade have their own accounts, as well.

The following are tips for the new Parent Access portal:

If the user is locked out, wait 15 minutes and try to login again. The system automatically resets after 10 minutes.

If the user continues to receive the account locked message, begin the password reset by using the “can’t access your account” link on the main login page.

If the user forgets the username or password, also use the “can’t access your account” link located on the main ProgressBook login page.

Use the “help” link located at the top right of the login screen to answer many general questions about Parent Access.

Terra fall job fair

FREMONT – The Fall Job Fair is to take place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Activities Center at Terra State Community College.

Fifty employers are to be available.

Job seekers are to dress appropriately and bring copies of their resume.

For more information, call Joan Gamble, Career Services coordinator, at (419) 559-2252.

Counseling and disability events planned at Terra

FREMONT – Terra State Community College is to host counseling and disability awareness events in October

The event schedule is as follows:

* Candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Roy Klay Hall, Building A, to honor those who have been lost, are living with or are providing care to someone with a mental illness.

* Question, persuade, refer training is at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Recital Hall, Building D.

* Celebrating Differences is to help raise awareness about people living with disabilities at 10 a.m. Oct. 21. Speakers are to be Tim Berta, a survivor of the Bluffton University baseball team bus crash, and Tiffany McClain, director of disability services at Columbus Sate Community College.

For more information, call (419) 559-2342.

Small business basics seminars set for October

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

The schedule is:

9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Ottawa County Improvement Corp., 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

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

9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Erie County Chamber of Commerce, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.

4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Terra State Community College 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont in Building B room 101.

To register, call Bill Auxter, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra, at (419) 559-2210 or email

Hog roast fundraiser approaching

FOSTORIA – The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation is to host its second Foundation Park Hog Roast & Benefit Auction Oct. 3, with proceeds to benefit the maintenance and renovation of Foundation Park (formerly Meadowlark Park). The event is to be at the Roppe hangar of the Fostoria Municipal Airport.

Tickets are $30 per person and only available in advance. To order tickets, mail a check made payable to Greater Fostoria Community Foundation, PO Box 684, Fostoria, OH 44830 by Wednesday to receive tickets in the mail.

Doors are to open at 5:30 p.m. when hors d’oeuvres are to be served and the silent auction is to begin. A buffet dinner is to start at 6:30 p.m. and the live auction is to start at 7:30 p.m.

The menu includes: smoked pulled pork and smoked pulled chicken with assorted sauces, cole slaw, Austin City salad, baked beans, homemade potato chips, apple pie and Texas sheet cake. Coffee, iced tea and lemonade are to be available. Other drinks are BYOB.

Items up for auction include a 16 HP electric start generator; a Ritz Theatre package; jewelry; Kitchen Aid 13-cup food processor and Ohio State Buckeyes items including signed and framed Aaron Craft basketball jersey.

For more information, visit