Sunday announcements, Oct. 27

Clyde toy collection starts

The “Caring for Clyde Kids” community toy collection kicks off its 20th year. One of the reasons for the success is that the “toys” stay in the Clyde school district. Only families who reside in the Clyde-Green Springs School District may obtain toys at the Food Pantry. Parents are to receive one new toy and one used toy, if enough donations are received.

Food Pantry volunteers sort the toys and help supervise the distribution of toys 9 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m. Thursdays in December prior to Christmas.

Collection boxes are located at Clyde-Green Springs School buildings, St. Mary’s, Croghan Bank, Post Office, City Building, New City Finance Building and other businesses. Boxes will be out beginning Saturday through Dec. 10.

No stuffed animals are being accepted. All toys should be new or in perfect condition. The ages served are 0-18 years. The average price of a new purchased toy is about $10.

The community with sponsorship from the Christmas-Fest Committee and support of the Clyde BPA is the reason for the success.

For more information, contact Kay Dick, Caring for Clyde Kids, 145 Nelson Street, Clyde, OH 43410; email; call (419) 547-8014 or (419) 271-0569; or message her on Facebook.

Fostoria bazaar coming soon

The Good Shepherd Home Auxiliary Bazaar is set for 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Home on Columbus Avenue, Fostoria.

A cinnamon and pecan roll breakfast is to be served 9-10 a.m. in the Assisted Living Area. Rolls can be ordered. The ham loaf luncheon is 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the main dining room. Other lunch items include shredded chicken sandwiches, soups and desserts. A buffet dinner is 4-6:30 p.m. in the main dining room.

There is to be a variety of craft tables and tables sponsored by local churches and community organizations. There also is to be a silent auction and white elephant sale.

Baked goods for the sale can be brought in Nov. 6 or the day of the bazaar. The auxiliary is asking for cookies, brownies, breads, cakes, pies and candies.

Parking is available at the Good Shepherd and at the Poplar Ridge Complex off Springville Avenue. In addition, a golf cart is to offer rides.

Any person or organization who would like a table should contact Cindy Swartz at (419) 937-1801.

Good Shepherd Home is to have a table with information on its services, its community program and the new therapy wing and the auxiliary is to accept 2014 memberships.

Proceeds are to be used for resident-related programs and the therapy wing.

For more information, contact Swartz or Crystal Macias at (419) 937-1801.

Election Night Pork and Kraut Dinner

First Presbyterian Church Church, Tiffin, is hosting an election night pork and saurkraut dinner 5-7 p.m. Nov. 5. Dine-in or carry out.

Cost for adults is $8.50 and children under 10 will are $4.50. The church is located at 96 S. Monroe St.

Jewelry sale returns

St. Joseph Catholic Church is to host a $2 jewelry sale. The event features throusands of pieces of jewelry, many of them vintage.

The sale is to be in the old gymnasium at St. Joseph Catholic School, Tiffin. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9.

Proceeds are to benefit Calvert Catholic Schools and the Missions.

Game time for teens

The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Teen Game Time 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Frost-Kalnow room.

Teens are able to participate in Guitar Hero and Dance Party tournaments and board games.

Refreshments are to be provided along with door prizes. No registration is required.

T-SPL to show movie

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s teen department is to host a Saturday matinee featuring “The Croods” at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Frost-Kalnow room.

The film is rated PG and runs 98 minutes.

The program is open to children entering sixth grade to adults.

Refreshments are to be provided along with door prizes. No registration is required.

Library to feature literacy program

The junior department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library 6:15-7 p.m. Nov. 12.

The program is an early literacy workshop for parents, caregivers and children from birth to five years old.

The program is to present five early literacy practices to encourage reading in children.

The program is free and registration is required.

For more information or to register, call (419) 447-3751 or go online, at

Lego Saturday is Nov. 9

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Lego Saturday 1-3 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Frost-Kalnow room.

Duplo Blocks are to be provided for children ages 2-4 and Legos for ages 4 and up.

The theme for November is safety.

Story time to start

BELLEVUE – Bellevue Public Library is to feature Preschool Story Time at 7 p.m. Mondays, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and at 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

The program is for children ages 3-5.

To register, contact (419) 483-0422.

Preschool story time next week

Children ages 3-6 are invited to Preschool Story Time at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library at 1 or at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and 14 in the Frost-Kalnow room and Nov. 21 in the Junior Home room.

Stories, poems, songs, finger plays, puppets and more are to be featured.

No registration is required.

Next date for toddler time

BELLEVUE – Bellevue Public Library is to feature Toddler Time at 6 p.m. Mondays and at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

The program is for children ages 1-2.

For more information, call (419) 483-0422.

Medicare help at the library

BELLEVUE -The Bellevue Public Library is to host Medicare enrollment assistance 9 a.m-3 p.m. Nov. 6.

Two Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program volunteers are to help people apply for Medicare plans.

Appointments are 45 minutes and registration is required.

Those interested in applying should bring Medicare cards and a list of medicines including dosage and frequence or the medicine bottles.

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

Yarn Club to meet

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to host Yarn Club at 7 p.m. Nov. 5.

The club is for beginning or experienced people interested in knitting, corcheting or sewing.

Bellevue book club to meet Nov. 7

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to host Rappin’ Readers Book Club at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 7.

The club is for children ages 9-12. The next title is to be “Out of My Mind” by Sharon Draper.

Intro to Facebook course at library

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to feature an Introduction to Facebook course at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7.

The class is to demonstrate how to use Facebook.

Patrons with a Facebook account already should bring their username and password.

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

New Riegel finance committee to meet

NEW RIEGEL -The New Riegel Schools Audit and Financial Committee is to meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in the libarary/media center.

SE to host singing competition

ATTICA – Seneca East High School is sponsoring its second annual So You Think You Can Sing vocal talent competition with semi-finals Nov. 9 and the final competition set for Nov. 16. The deadline to enter is Nov. 4.

Admission prices for audience members is $3 for the semi-final competition and $5 for the final competition.

The competition is for middle or high school students in 5-8 and 9-12 grades. Prize money and trophies are to be awarded to top competitors.

Tiffin University’s touring a cappella groups are to be featured both nights.

Vet tribute night

NEW WASHINGTON -Buckeye Central Local School is to host its first annual Military Tribute Night 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Buckeye Central versus Bucyrus football game.

Anyone serving or who has served in any branch of the military is invited to the game for free.

Veterans are asked to be present at the school at 6:15 p.m.

Terra to offer instant admission days

FREMONT – Terra State Community College is to offer a series of Instant Admission days, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 4-6.

Participants should bring official and final high school or college transcripts and should complete the application before their appointment.

Students are able to choose from 64 degree programs or 56 certificate programs.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (419) 559-2349 or visit

Vets invited to final home game

Tiffin University is to invite all U.S. veterans to the last home football game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Frost-Kalnow Stadium.

For information, email Vickie Galsaska at, or call (419) 448-3595.

TU’s Appel presents paper

Jonathan Appel, associate professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Tiffin University, together with his wife, Dohee Kim-Appel, an associate professor in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Ursuline College, presented at the the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 2013 Conference, “Promoting Unity While Affirming Diversity,” Oct. 17-20 in Denver, Colo.

TU’s Hatton published article

Tiffin University’s adjunct criminal justice professor Stephanie Hatton’s article “Should Law Enforcement Utilize Psychics?” was published on

The article addresses whether psychics, those who claim to possess supernatural or para-normal powers of “knowing” or “seeing,” should have a place in police investigations.

TU MBA program ranked fifth

Tiffin University’s online MBA in Sports Management has been ranked fifth nationally by TU’s ranking is based on a variety of factors, including overall academic excellence, course offerings and return on investment, among others.

HU to welcome Islamic studies speaker

Heidelberg University is to host Mohammad Mahallati, presidential scholar in Islamic Studies at Oberlin College at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19 in Rickly Chapel.

Mahallati is to present “Friendship: A Better Metaphor for International Relations.”

The visit is made possible through a grant from the United States Institute of Peace to the Office of International Affairs & Studies, campus Ministry & Religious Life and the Political Science Department.

Local named to honors program

ASHLAND – Marissa Willman of Attica was named to the Academic Honors Program at Ashland University.

Willman is a 2012 graduate of Seneca East High School and serves as vice president for the honors society.

Willman is the daughter of Christopher and Dana Willman of Attica.

Area residents named to Greek organization

ASHLAND – Area residents named members of Alpha Lambda Delta at Ashland University include Olivia Perna of Tiffin, Marissa Willman of Attica, Christina Fox of Upper Sandusky, Nicole Kimmet of New Riegel and Morgan Myers of Carey.

Frankart makes dean’s list

LIMA -The University of Northwestern Ohio has named Austin Frankart of Tiffin to the dean’s list for the August 2013 session in the College of Applied Technologies.

Pvt. Caitlyn A. Baker

Army Reserve Pvt. Caitlyn A. Baker has graduated from the Chaplain Assistant Advanced Individual Training course at the Chaplain School, Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

The course emphasized religious support, development of interpersonal skills and unit ministry support to soldiers and family members. The support training provided services in a battlefield environment and battle fatigue casualty care.

Religious support classes instructed students to prepare altars for Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Orthodox worship services, and stressed the importance of being knowledgeable of all faith groups represented in the Army.

Baker is the daughter of Nancy Bogner of Clyde.

She is a 2012 graduate of Bellevue Senior High School.

Sgt. Oinks takes awards

Sgt. Oink’s BBQ Co. (Gary and Teresa Stephens) is a competition team and catering business that has operated in Tiffin for more than 20 years.

The company won more than 19 awards in 2013, eight first-place, nine second-place and two third-place awards in categories including best ribs, beast sauce, pulled port, beef brisket and overall rib master at competitions. Among those, the company competed in the Great American Rib Cook off in Cleveland, and won multiple awards there.

Other competitions included the Berea National Rib Cook off and took best ribs.

While competing, the company also catered employee appreciation dinners at Seneca Medical and Sunoco, as well as fundraisers, business parties and sporting events.

To schedule an event or for more information, call (419) 618-0246.