Sunday announcements, Oct. 13

Library to close for Columbus Day

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to close Monday in observance of Columbus Day.

The library is to reopen Tuesday with regular hours.

Teen read week at Tiffin library

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Teen Read Week with “Blind Date with a Book” through Saturday.

The teen library is to feature a display of books wrapped in brown paper that each participant can choose. The books are to have clues to what the book is about.

Teens also may sign up for the Teen Advisory Board.

For more information, visit

Library directors to meet

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

Next title for parent-child book club

The junior library at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Parent-Child Book Club at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Junior Home room.

The program is for children in third through sixth grade and their parents.

The next book is to be “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” by Kate DiCamillo. Copies are available now for check-out.

No registration is required.

Program for children at T-SPL

The next Tales for Twos & Threes are at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 and 29 and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 and 30 at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library in the Frost Kalnow room.

Next Family Fun Night at MCL

SYCAMORE -The Mohawk Community Library is to feature fire safety during Family Fun Night at 6 p.m. Monday at the Fire House.

Firefighters are to give a tour of the firehouse and teach fire safety to kids and parents.

Crafts also are to be featured at the firehouse in the meeting room.

Zombie hide and seek

SYCAMORE – The Mohawk Community Library is to feature zombie hide and seek at 6:45 p.m. Saturday.

The event is for teens, sixth grade through 12. Participants are to be dressed as zombies and to bring a Nerf gun and ammo.

Permission slips and pre-registration are required to participate.

Pizza, snacks and drinks are to be provided.

Teen week at MCL

SYCAMORE -The Mohawk Community Library is to feature Teen Week Monday through Friday.

During the week, teens are to participate in a matching game. Once answers are completed, their names go into a drawing for a Nerf gun.

The drawing is 8 p.m. Friday.

Learn to sew with Nicole

SYCAMORE -The Mohawk Community Library is to feature Nicole Johnson 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

Johnson is to cover up-cycling, or turning a clothing item into something new.

Sewing machines are not provided, so participants may bring one to the library.

Kool Kidz at MCL

SYCAMORE – Kool Kids are to meet 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Mohawk Community Library.

The program is for children in third grade or older. Members are to learn to make treats and play bingo.

Walk with Kim at MCL

SYCAMORE- The Mohawk Community Library is to host Walk With Kim at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Participants are to meet at the Sycamore Cemetery off of SR 67.

Basic computer classes at Bellevue

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to offer basic computer classes 10 a.m. Oct. 21.

Classes offered are to be Mouse Skills and Basic Keyboarding.

Registration is to be done by Thursday.

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

Class to teach how to access eMedia

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to offer Downloading eMedia 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

The program is to feature a review of the library’s eMedia site, borrowing and downloading titles, and requesting titles not available to borrow.

Participants are asked to bring an eReader if available and their library card.

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

Next title for teen book club

BELLEVUE The Bellevue Public Library is to offer Teen Book Club 4 p.m. Oct. 24.

The club is for children 13 years and older. The group is to discuss “Hattie Ever After” by Kirby Larson.

Refreshments are to be served and copies of the book are available at the youth services desk.

Come explore the supernatural

BELLEVUE The Bellevue Public Library is to feature Exploring the Supernatural 10 a.m. Oct. 26.

A question and answer session is to be held by Travis Sanders, store manager of It’s Your Journey in Huron.

Registration is required.

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

MCL expansion on track

SYCAMORE -The Mohawk Community Library expansion project is on schedule. The general contractor is Clouse Construction, while the electrical contractor is S.A. Sauber Inc. Clinger Mechanical is handling the plumbing, and Dundore Plumbing Heating and Cooling is doing the heating.

Bill Dunlap Excavating handled the ground preparation. The roofers and masons have begun work on the exterior, which will help the new section blend in with the rest of the library. Things should be nearing completion by the end of October. Anyone wishing to add their family’s name on the donor board can donate to the project until Tuesday.

First National Bank of Sycamore supplied the new appliances to the addition. The library’s addition could not have been possible without the contributions from the local community.

Tiffin program committee to meet

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

Lakota board to meet

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

TCS finance committee to meet

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

NCOESC governors board to meet

The North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the North Central Ohio ESC Tiffin Campus, 928 W. Market St.

BC to host candidate night

NEW WASHINGTON – Buckeye Central Education Association and community members and administration are to host a candidate night 6:30-7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the multi-purpose room at Buckeye Central Local Schools, 938 S. Kibler St.

The purpose is for candidates to voice their views regarding issues which affect education.

Light refreshments are to be provided.

Parent-teacher conferences start

Parent-teacher conferences are to be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 25 and 4:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Columbian High School.

There will be no school for students Oct. 25. For students in Vanguard-Sentinel and Tech Prep, classes are to be in session Oct. 25. Classes are to be in session Oct. 29 for all students.

To make a conference appointment, contact Pat Wise at (419) 447-6331.

SpringBoard curriculum at TCHS

The SpringBoard curriculum has been adopted across all grade levels and tracks. Tiffin Columbian High School English department is working to ensure students are well prepared to be college and career ready by the time they graduate high school.

SpringBoard was developed by The College Board. SpringBoard offers teachers multiple ways to encourage students to become more effective readers, writers, and thinkers. Teachers also worked together to complete a three-day training and are working together through grade level teaming.

ACT prep classes at TCHS

Tiffin Columbian High School is to offer ACT Prep classes to help students prepare for the ACT test to be delivered Oct. 26 at the high schools.

Teachers are preparing for practice sessions beginning this week.

Those sessions are:

Math review, Monday.

English review, Tuesday.

Reading review, Thursday.

Writing review, Oct. 21.

Science review, Oct. 24.

ACT test Oct. 26

‘Ask the expert’ night at the Y

Tiffin Community YMCA is to host an “Ask the Expert” night 6 p.m. Tuesday, with refreshments beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Renu Soni is to be present to answer questions or voice concerns about cancer.

Participants who pre-register for the event are to be entered into a drawing for a free, one-year membership at the Y.

For more information, call (419) 447-8711.

Terra State’s spring registration begins

FREMONT – Terra Community College’s spring registration is to begin Oct. 21.

Current students are to meet with their advisors before registering. Those students that have not had the opportunity to meet with their advisors can schedule an appointment by calling (419) 559-2345.

For new students, registration begins Oct. 28. To schedule an appointment, call (419) 559-2349.

Schedules can be found at

TU grad programs ranked ninth

Tiffin University’s online graduate programs are the ninth best in the United States according to

The rankings are based on a variety of topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid and quality of network.

HU to host Oktoberfest

Heidelberg is to celebrate Oktoberfest 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday in the Aramark room.

A dinner is to feature German cuisine along with a presentation by Heidelberg German students.

Cost to attend is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.

The menu is to feature Kaiser Wilhelm Kartoffelsuppe (potato soup), tomato salad, cucumber salad, curry knockwurst, pork schintzel with mushroom gravy, braised red cabbage, green beans, flammkuchen (pizza crust with creme fresh, red onion and bacon), dinner rolls, potato bar, apple kuchen and black forest layer cake.

TU to sponsor volunteer fair

Tiffin University is to host a Volunteer Fair for students seeking community service opportunities with the local community.

Organizations are asked to attend Community Service 101 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in Chisholm Auditorium, located in Franks Hall.

The organizations in attendance are to speak to and answer students questions.

For those organizations that wish to attend, call Amanda Skafec, at (419) 448-5136 or email,, by Friday.

Organizations may also pass out information such as pamphlets, handouts, and if not able to attend, volunteer opportunities may be passed on to students.

TU hosts Twirler for a Day

The Tiffin University Majorettes are to host their first Tiffin University “Twirler for a Day” 10 a.m. Oct. 26 at Frost-Kalnow Stadium.

The event is open to Baton Twirlers of all ages and skill levels. Participants are to learn a routine with Majorettes Cassidy Lehman and Alex Crippin. After the routine, twirlers are to perform during halftime of the football game.

Cost to participate is $10 per person.

Participants are asked to dress for the weather and wear all black clothes with twirling shoes or tennis shoes.

For more information, contact majorette advisor Tabitha Kirsch at (567) 201-3174.

TU professors honored

Jonathan Appel of Tiffin University’s department of behavioral and social sciences has been named an associate editor for the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.