Sunday announcements, Sept. 8

Workshop set for military families

FINDLAY – The American Red Cross of Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot Counties is offering a Reconnection Workshop at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Red Cross office, 125 Fair St., Findlay. The program is part of the Armed Forces Family Network.

Actively licensed and specially trained Red Cross mental health professionals are to lead participants through information and discussions designed to help them identify and respond to the challenges of readjusting to and transitioning back to a changed family dynamic. The workshops are targeted to service members and their spouses, children, parents, siblings and significant others.

The workshop is about 2 hours long. Reservations for the free workshop are requested by Sept. 12. Register by calling the Red Cross at (419) 422-9322 or by email to

The Red Cross Armed Forces Family Network meets the third Thursday of each month. Free child care and a light meal are provided, courtesy of Handbags That Help.

For more information, call 419-422-9322 or visit

Ride to raise cash for Red Cross

UPPER SANDUSKY – The third annual “Ride for the Red” is slated for 10 a.m. Saturday. This benefit bike run for the American Red Cross of Seneca and Wyandot counties is to begin at Thiel’s Wheels in Upper Sandusky and follow a 100-mile route through both counties.

When the riders return to Thiel’s, a picnic lunch is to be served. Games, a 50/50 drawing, and live music by Diesel are planned. Registration is $15 for one rider or $20 for two. Non-riders can be admitted to the picnic and party for $5 each. Proceeds are to be used to assist local residents.

For information, visit or call (419) 294-1935.

Book club to read ‘Mountains Beyond Moutains’

“Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder is the next title for the fall season for Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s adult book discussion group, “Lets Talk About It.”

The group is to meet 10:30 a.m. Oct. 3 in the Junior Home room.

Copies of the book are available at the information desk. The event is free and refreshments are to be provided.

Open knitting courses announced

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a series of open knitting sessions for knitters of all all skill levels 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29 in the Frost Kalnow room.

Participants are to bring questions, discussion topics, knitting projects and their own needles and yarn.

The program is free and no registration required.

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

T-SPL, Heidelberg join for program

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and Heidelberg University have partnered for Common Read.

The selection this year is Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” Beeghly Library, T-SPL, Heidelberg University’s Office of Student Engagement, AIMHei, the Women’s Leadership Initiative, Berg Events Council, T-SPL’s Friends of the Library and Bailiwicks Coffee Co. have scheduled a series of events to celebrate the novel.

Book discussion, 6 p.m. Tuesday at Bailiwicks Coffee Co.

Film showing of “Frankenstein” and “The Bride of Frankenstein,” 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at the University Commons on Heidelberg’s campus.

Book discussion on “Frankenstein and Pop Culture,” 6 p.m. Oct. 1 in the ARAMARK room on Heidelberg’s campus.

Film showing of “Frankenweenie,” 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at the University Commons on Heidelberg’s campus, and 2 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Frost Kalnow room at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.

Book discussion on “Myths about Frankenstein,” Oct. 10 at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.

Book discussion on “Frankenstein and Art & Music,” Oct. 16 at Heidelberg.

Copies of the book are available for seven-day circulation at T-SPL and Beeghly.

For more information, email nhouston or

Next date for Babies and Books

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library announced the next date for “Babies & Books” 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Frost Kalnow room.

Gaming for teens

The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Teen Game Time” 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Frost Kalnow room.

Teens in grades six through 12 are to participate in Guitar Hero, and Dance Party tournaments. Board games also are to be available along with refreshments and door prizes.

No registration is required.

‘Star Trek’ to be shown at T-SPL

The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Saturday Matinee 1 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Frost Kalnow room.

The event is to feature “Star Trek Into Darkness.” The film is rated PG-13 and runs 103 minutes.

The program is open to teens grades six through grade 12.

No registration is required and refreshments are to be provided.

Family fun night set

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

The theme is to be all about Walt Disney.

Read dead people at Mohawk library

SYCAMORE – The Mohawk Community Library is hosting the I Read Dead People.

The program allows patrons to chose to read a book from an author that has passed and be entered into a drawing to win a gift card and to receive a tombstone.

The event is to run through Oct. 31.

Lakota board to meet

Lakota Local School District Board of Education is to meet 7 p.m. Monday in the staff dining room at the school, 5200 County Road 13.

TMS to have open house

Tiffin Middle School is to host an open house 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for seventh- and eighth-grade families.

The open house is to provide an opportunity for families to meet their child’s teachers.

St. Wendelin to offer Scripture study

FOSTORIA – St. Wendelin Catholic Schools is to begin a Catholic Scripture Study course 10 a.m.-noon or 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning this week.

CSS is to study the Prophets of the Old Testament and the Book of Revelation.

For more information on how to participate, contact Piroska Papp at (419) 701-1508 or Jon Hay at (419) 435-6692.

Part-time classes forming at Sentinel

Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career and Technology Center is taking registrations for part-time adult workforce development classes.

For dates and cost of class, visit the online catalog at

Classes are in Fremont or Tiffin. To register, contact the Adult Career and Technology Center, at (419) 334-6901 ext. 2701, or (419) 448-1212 ext. 3008.

Those interested are asked to register two weeks in advance. Without sufficient enrollment, classes may be canceled.

Public records training set

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center is to host an open government unit certified public records training 10:15 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Tiffin campus, 928 W. Market St.

The training is in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code 149.43, requiring public records

law training for all elected officials. The program is to examine in-depth the responsibilities of elected officials and public offices. The Public Records Act, Open Meetings Act and records retention laws are to be discussed.

For more information, contact John Davoli at (419) 447-2927, or

Register online at

Mohawk FFA officers prepare for year

Mohawk FFA 2013-2014 officers met to begin preparation for the coming school year. Officers include Emily Daniel, president; Ciara Long, vice president; Paige Sigler, secretary; Meghan Chaffee, treasurer; Morgan Edgington, reporter; Lydia Coldiron, sentinel; and Kevin Lonsway, student advisor.

As well as exploring personal strengths and making new Mohawk FFA goals, the officer team came up with new activities for Mohawk FFA, including:

Back Pack for the Hungry, a program to help feed kids that are less fortunate in the school.

Officer Family Fun Day, FFA members are to come together to engage in team activities to bring members closer together.

Pizza Prize Party, a small party for the most active members.

Visit a local soup kitchen.

More information about these will be coming throughout the school year.

TU to honor Hispanic month

Tiffin University is to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with several free events.

Events include:

Spanish and Portuguese translation, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at main building room 22.

Hispanic heritage meal, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 18 in Cole Dining Hall.

Cultural talent show, 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Osceola Theater, located in Gillmor Student Center.

Salsa dance lessons, 3 p.m. Sept. 28 in Osceola Theatre.

For more information, contact Sharon Perry-Nause, assistant professor of management and chief diversity officer, at (419) 448-3504 or email

Fall arts and crafts set at Kern Center

FREMONT – The Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra State Community College is to offer a variety of non-credit classes and seminars for individuals and businesses.

Arts and crafts classes include:

Pattern making Basics Series, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 14, 21, and 28 and Basic Top Oct. 5, 12, and 19 and Simple Dress Nov. 2, 9 and 16. Cost is $39.

Paper Marbling, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. Cost is $99.

Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 10 throught Oct. 8. Cost is $99.

Introduction to Creative Photography, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 8 and 15. Cost is $59.

Basket Weaving Basics, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 1-Oct. 22. Cost is $69.

Beginning Sewing, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 16, 23 and 30. Cost is $49.

Intermediate Sewing, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 3, 10 and 17. Cost is $49.

Stained Glass Mosaics, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Cost is $69.

Stained Glass Panels, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29. Cost is $129.

Stained Glass Snowflake Ornament, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Cost is $69.

Knitting for Beginners -6-8 p.m. Sept. 12, 19 and 26. Cost to attend is $49.

For more information or to register, call Marsha Thiessen at (419) 559-2255.

TU’s O’Donnell named assistant athletic director

Tiffin University Sports Information Director Shane O’Donnell has been promoted to assistant athletic director.

O’Donnell, entering 22 years as sports information director for the Dragons, is to continue to oversee all sports information duties as well as oversee game management coordination.

Fang-Mei Law busy during summer

Professor Fang-Mei Law of Tiffin University, together with Gwo-Jen Guo, was accepted to present two research papers at the 121th American Psychological Association Annual Convention on Honolulu, July 31-Aug. 4.

The first paper was titled “Factors Predicting Job Satisfaction and Job Burnout for Correctional Officers in Taiwan.”

Tiffin native makes UNOH dean’s list

LIMA – The University of Northwestern Ohio has announced Austin Frankart of Tiffin made the dean’s list for the June 2013 session.

Low vision group to meet Tuesday

The International Low Vision Support Group is to meet 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. The session is titled “Where Did I Put It? Strategies and Tips for Organizing and Identifying Belongings” presented by Polly Abbot, certified vision rehabilitation therapist.

The group meets for free monthly webcast presentations about eye disease and living successfully with low vision.

For reservations or information, contact Jane Cook, director of Nursing, at (419) 447-2723.

Unemployment appeal process to be discussed

FINDLAY – Findlay Area Human Resources Association is to present “Understanding the Unemployment Appeal Process” with speaker William V. Beach, partner with Robison, Curphey & O’Connell who practices in the areas of employment law, business law, and related litigation. Registration and lunch begin 11:30 a.m. and the program is at noon Wednesday at the Findlay Country Club, 1500 Country Club Drive, Findlay.

The program is designed to assist human resources professionals in understanding the appeal process by using a mock unemployment hearing.

Cost is $15 for FAHRA members, $20 for non members and $10 for students/members in transition. The program is for 1.5 credits.

To register and pay, visit For more information, contact Kristina Van Buskirk at (419)421-4713 or

Volunteer courses start soon

Community Hospice Care is to start volunteer training classes Sept. 17. Classes are 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 19, 24 and 26 and Oct. 3, 10 and 17 in the Community Hospice Care office, 181 E. Perry St.

Community Hospice Care is looking for volunteers in the Tiffin, Attica, Fostoria and Willard areas. Volunteers can assist with patient care, death vigils, fundraising, office duties, courier services, beautician services and pet therapy.

For more information, call (419) 447-4040 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, send a fax to (419) 447-4657 or email Ask for Melissa Bowers, volunteer coordinator.