Sunday announcements, Oct. 6

Fostoria firefighters aid Race for Cure

FOSTORIA – The Fostoria Fire Division is showing its support for breast cancer awareness during October. Firefighters are to wear pink or blue/pink T-shirts with a special logo showing support of cancer research and prevention.

A limited supply of the T-shirts are to be for sale at Fostoria Fire Station, 233 W. South St., Fostoria, during normal business hours. Prices are S-XL for $12 and the 2XL are $14. Sales are cash only.

Proceeds are to be donated to the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure.”


Pfc. Bradley Huston

Private First Class Bradley Huston, graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps boot camp, a 12-week training course in Parris Island, S.C., Sept. 13, one day before his 19th birthday.

Huston completed three phases of an intensive training regimen including the Marine Corps Crucible. Testing every recruit physically, mentally, and morally, it is the defining moment in recruit training.

The Crucible is a rite of passage that through shared sacrifice, recruits will never forget.

The phases are followed by a ceremony, when recruits receive the emblem and become “Marines.”

Huston attended the School of Infantry at Camp Geiger, N.C., to attend Marine Combat Training. He is to proceed to school in Missouri for his Military Occupational Speciality which he chose military police training before being assigned to his first unit.

Huston is the son of Melissa Walters and Jacob Walters of Tiffin and David Plott and Crystal Plott of Carey.

November computer classes at T-SPL

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

Registration is requested and space is limited.

The classes are:

Basic Computing, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 5.

Facebook Basics, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 6.

Beginning Internet, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 12.

Beginning Word, 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 13.

Intermediate Word, 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 21.

T-SPL book group to meet Nov. 7

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Let’s Talk About It” book discussion group at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7 in the Junior Home room.

The book to be discussed is “The Dog Stars” by Peter Heller.

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

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

T-SPL to host apple program

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “An Apple a Day” presented by Ruth Anne Musgrave at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17 in the Frost Kalnow room.

The program is free and is to teach participants how to take advantage of fresh apples and give new ideas to use them, including recipes.

Register by going to the library’s online calendar at or call the library at (419) 447-3751.

Junior dept. to host marble program

The junior department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Marble Run Mania 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Frost Kalnow room.

Participants are to work in groups to construct a marble run from recyclable materials.

The program is for all ages, the program is free, and registration is required.

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

Tiffin-Seneca library to recognize ‘Friends’ in October

October is “Be a Friend Month” at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.

Membership costs range from $1 to $15. Those that sign up in the month of October are entered to win a Friend’s gift bag.

Adult craft night

BLOOMVILLE -The Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host Adult Craft Night with Cathy Stockmeister at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

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

Registration is limited to 12 participants. There is a charge of $2 payable to Stockmeister to cover supplies.

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

Storytime to begin

BLOOMVILLE – Storytime at Bliss Memorial Public Library is to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Programs are for children ages three through five. Activities are to include playtime, songs, stories, flannelboards, and simple crafts.

The schedule of events are:

“Silly Pigeon,” Tuesday.

“Yummy, Apples,” Oct. 15.

“Boo to You,” Oct. 22.

“Going to the Dogs,” Nov. 5.

“Good Night, Sleep Tight (don’t’ forget to wear your pajamas),” Nov. 12.

“Happy Thanksgiving,” Nov. 19.

To register, call (419) 983-4675.

Toddler Time to begin Wednesday

BLOOMVILLE -Toddler Time at Bliss Memorial Public Library is to begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Programs are for children ages one through three and should be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

Activities are to include stories, songs, simple crafts and playtime.

The schedule for the programs is:

“Welcome Fall!,” Wednesday.

“Animals, Animals!,” Oct. 16.

“Halloween Fun,” Oct. 23.

“Dogs & Dinos,” Nov. 6.

“Cookies,” Nov. 13.

“Give Thanks,” Nov. 20.

To register, call (419) 983-4675.

Bellevue to close for Columbus Day

BELLEVUE – Bellevue Public Library is to close Oct. 14 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.

Book group to meet

BELLEVUE -Bellevue Public Library is to host its Adult Book Discussion group 7 p.m. Oct. 15.

The group is to discuss “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” by John Berendt.

View pumpkin carvings at Bellevue

BELLEVUE – Bellevue Public Library is to feature Extreme Pumpkin Carving 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

A Cedar Point woodcarver is to demonstrate how to create your own fall decoration.

Play bingo at library

BELLEVUE Bellevue Public Library is to host “Bingo and a Book” 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

The event is for children ages six through eight. They will be able to play Bingo, win prizes, and hear a story.

Craft days at the library

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to feature Make It and Take It craft days 9 a.m. Oct. 18 and 19.

Children can come and create spider web decorations. The program will continue while supplies last.

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 Incorporated. 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 Oct. 15.

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

Register for adult classes at V-S

Vanguard-Sentinel is taking registrations for part-time adult workforce development classes scheduled to run in Fremont or Tiffin.

Contact the Adult Career and Technology Center the Fremont campus at (419) 334-6901 ext. 2701, or the Tiffin campus, at (419) 448-1212 ext. 3008.

For dates, visit the online catalog, at

Register more than two weeks in advance, without sufficient enrollment, classes will be canceled.

BC board to meet

NEW WASHINGTON – Buckeye Central Board of Education is to have a work session at 6 p.m. Thursday in room 106.

Following, the Buckeye Central Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

United Way to speak to SWCS

FOSTORIA – The Fostoria United Way is to speak to St. Wendelin students in grades 7-12 11:30 a.m.-noon Monday in the North Gym.

United Way members are to explain how the agency impacts the city of Fostoria.

Representatives from the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity are to be present.

Students are to also participate in a “Coin Collection” and “Penny War” to help raise funds for the United Way drive.

Fundraising for trip to Costa Rica

FOSTORIA -Students from St. Wendelin Catholic School are to travel to San Jose, Costa Rica, this summer.

Donations are being sought. To donate, visit and search for “SWCS Geocache in Costa Rica,” to give through Nov. 15.

All extra donations are to assist students with fees for their trip.

For more information, contact Katie Sakel at (419) 435-8144.

FFA event a success

SYCAMORE – Mohawk FFA had its annual barbecue dinner Sept. 20, selling 750 meal tickets.

The meals were put together by FFA members for either dine-in or carry out.

Fundraiser for class trip

BETTSVILLE -Seniors at Bettsville Local Schools are having a fundraiser 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot.

The purpose of the fundraiser is to raise money for their class trip. They are to sell drinks, snacks and are to have a basket raffle.

For more information, call Kaitlin Turpin at (419) 986-5166.

TMS introduces new tech course

Tiffin Middle School has introduced a new educational technology course for eighth-graders.

Greg Bishop, technology teacher has covered identifying parts of a computer including USB cord, power cord, Monitor, Tower, HDMI cable and Ethernet cable, and navagating menues.

FFA members judge soils

The Tiffin-Sentinel FFA participated in the Seneca County Soils Judging CDE Sept. 24.

Students who participated in the rural soils judging were Auston Obringer, Hunter Hill, Brandon Price, Alan Zimmerman, Kaitlyn Gregg, Dylan Wertz, Miranda Steimetz, Owen Warnement, Brianna Carless, Cat Foos, Ashely Myers, Allyson Bland, Tommy Hoover, Hugh Williams, and Kyler Lange.

The rural team placed fourth overall in the county.

Representing Sentinel at the District Soils Contest Oct. 2 was Tommy Hoover, Hugh Williams and Allyson Bland.

Participating in the urban soils judging area were Danielle Faircloth, Melissa Homler, Zane Keckler, Harley Cross, Melody Smith, Ben Whitmer, Austin Campbell, Lexa Beard, Gabby Tong, Logan Jacoby, Austin Gibson, Natalie Simpier, Cody Hites, Ethan Marks, Zack Wilkins, Kade Miller, Sarah Goshe, Eva Pahl and Elane Pahl.

Moving to the urban soils area are Sarah Goshe, Gabby Tong, Natalie Simpier, and Danielle Faircloth.

McPhearson students of the month

CLYDE – McPhearson Middle School announced September students of the month.

Those students are Lakotah Cagle, Rush Andres, Ally Barera, Jacob Strudthoff, Dylan Radtke, and Ruby Schabel.

Elks Legacy awards

The Elks National Foundation Legacy awards scholarship program awards scholarships for high school seniors who are children or grandchildren of Elks members.

Applications are available online at

Applications must be submitted online on or before Jan. 31. Brochures are available at the Tiffin Elks Lodge.

MVS scholarships

Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen can apply for Most Valuable Student Scholarships.

Applications must be submitted on or before Dec. 6 to the Tiffin Elks Lodge. Applications can be obtained online, at

No School Fun Days at the Y

The Tiffin Community YMCA is offering K-5 No School Fun Days 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25.

The day is to feature swimming, games, gym activities, and more.

The cost to attend is $25 for a YMCA member, and $35 for a program participant. Children should bring a packed lunch, two snacks and two drinks, a swimming suit and a towel.

Registration is to be returned to the Tiffin YMCA with payment.

Contact Molly Lofton for more information, at (419) 447-8711.

TU professor, student present at conference

Tiffin University’s Jonathan Appel, associate professor in the department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and TU psychology student Erin Snapp presented at the sixth Global Conference, “Making Sense of Madness,” last month at Mansfield College in Oxford, United Kingdom.

Hurwitz recognized

Steven Hurwitz, professor of psychology and criminal justice at Tiffin University, has been named to The Washington Center’s Liaison Advisory Board.

TU presents private label wine program

In recognition of Tiffin University’s 125th Anniversary, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations has announced two private label wines under the direction of Fireland’s Winery of Sandusky, and Ralph’s Joy of Living of Tiffin.

Founder’s Red is a rich blend of zinfandel and select red varietals, and Heritage White is a crisp, refreshing Riesling.

‘Berg homecoming weekend events

The theme for Heidelberg University’s homecoming is “Neon Nights; Heidelberg’s Future is Bright.”

Events are to kick off Friday and run through Oct. 13.

Weekend highlights include:

6 p.m. Friday, Young Alumni dinner and awards presentation. Cost is $18 per person and registration is available online.

8 p.m. Friday, Greek Sing in Seiberling Gym.

8:30 a.m. Saturday, Office of Campus Life is to sponsor 10k and 5k runs and a 2-mile walk, beginning at The University Commons. Cost is $10 per person, register online.

10 a.m.-noon Saturday, the Philalethean Society is to gather for brunch to celebrate its 100th anniversay. The Euglossian Society also is to celebrate its 100th anniversary during homecoming eeekend.

11:30 a.m. Saturday, end zone party at Mayer Field.

1:30 p.m. Saturday, Student Princes’ class with Ohio Athletice Conference rival at Mayer Field.

1:30 p.m. Saturday, game kick off. Crowning of homecoming king and queen during half-time.

6:15 p.m. Saturday, Heidelberg is to host the annual “H” Association Athletic Hall of Fame recpetion to honor 2013 inductees Dale Vernon ’95, Jeff Brock ’95, Des Lawless and 1991 women’s soccer team.

A dinner is to follow 6:45 p.m. in Wickham Great Hall. Cost is $30 per person.

Women’s soccer alumni game 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13.

Owens to present theatre group

PERRYSBURG-Owens Community College is to present “Theatre Express” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Center for Fine and Performing Art Studio Theatre, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg.

Community members interested in taking part in the production need to register before Oct. 18.

For more information, call (567) 661-2798.

Owens Library Gallery season begins

FINDLAY -Community members can view the artwork “Plein Air Takes the Field” by the Monday Morning Painters beginning Wednesday and running through Nov. 22 at Owens Community College Findlay area campus in the Education Center room 176. The exhibit is open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday.

For more information, contact Gail McCain at (567) 429-3076 or visit

Local has project displayed for Nike

Taylor Smith of Alvada was one of three students in her product design class at the College for Creative Studies whose freshmen year project was selected by the department’s faculty to be on display at the annual student exhibition last May in Detroit.

Smith’s project, which she designed and built, was a table display for Nike Jordan shoes.

Smith is a graduate of New Riegel High School.

Schalk earns doctoral degree

Jaclyn Schalk, of New Riegel, has earned a doctorate degree of education in leadership studies from Bowling Green State University.

Schalk is the daughter of Mark and LuAnn Tooley of Tiffin.

Mercy recognizes employees

Mercy Tiffin Hospital honored 79 employees for years of service at the annual employee recognition reception Sept. 18.

Lynn Detterman, president and CEO, Mercy Tiffin Hospital, and Diana Olson, rural division chief human resources officer congratulated employees and expressed appreciation for their dedication to the hospital and the patients they serve.

Combined service of the employees who were honored totaled 1,365 years. Employees who received awards included:

5 Years: Belinda Anthony, Kimberly Dandurand, Amanda Dziak, Jennifer Emahiser, Jennifer Galitza, Robert Hall, Tressalyn Hodkinson, Laurie Kaple, Amy Ochier, Abby Pohlman, Kendra Prince, Jordan Reinhart, Chelsea Savage, Penny Schetter, Judith Sherman, Shelbe Smith, Kelly West and Barbara Wise.

10 years: Lynn Bakies-Williams, Jennifer Balliet, James Beidelschies, Karen Gies, Jane Korner, Kathy Larowe, Traci McMurray, Jill Reser, Tanya Russell, Elaine Sbelgio, Mariah Stansbery and Stacey Waltermeyer.

15 years: Raymond Bakies, Cynthia Ebert, Victoria Elchert, Shirley Enders, Lisa Felton, Kristine Fisher, Jennifer Hill, Heather Joseph, Jessica Leopold, Michael Lutz, Brian Michener, Rose Rodriguez, Nicole Sharpe, Stephanie Shaw, Emily Streacker, Laurie Swander, Sara Welly and Debra Welter.

20 years: Denise Brooks, Cindy Brown, Melissa Daniel, Pamela Hohman, Lisa Hohman and Sandra Reinhart.

25 years: Scott Depinet, Linda Detillion, Kathleen Kesler, Satoko Kortlandt, John Kuhn, Marla

Peiffer, Rebecca Smeltz, Norma Tiell. 30 years: Linda Bils, Donald Kimmet, Mary Kimmet, Elaine Leaver, David Recker, Lynette Ringle, Donna Swartz and Rebecca Wise.

35 years: Virginia Bursa, Monica Frontz, Pamela Kelbley, Carol Lofay, Patricia Scherley, Matthew Schlagheck and Jean Smith.

40 years: Janice Martin and Janis Reinhart.

“We especially wish to thank and congratulate employees celebrating these milestones in years of service,” Olson said. “The commitment and dedication of our employees to the hospital enables Mercy Tiffin Hospital to deliver very good care every day to patients and their families.”


Good Shepherd to host screening

Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, is to offer free memory screenings 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 19 in recognition of National Memory Screening Day.

The event includes a light lunch.

National Memory Screening Day is an initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

For more information, call (419) 937-1801 or visit nationalmemory