Sunday announcements, Nov. 24

Republic Lions to host gun raffle

Republic Lions is hosting its annual gun raffle starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at Republic Town Hall. Raffle tickets are a donation of $10. You don’t need to be present to win.

New this year is their “Night at the Races” which allows attendees to take a chance on pre-recorded horse races. This event will begin at 6 p.m.

There also is to be separate drawings for a Colt LE 6940P AR 15, grand prize of $1,500 and an attendance drawing.

Refreshments and snacks are to be available. There is no admission at the door. Must be 21 to enter.

T-SPL to close for Thanksgiving

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to be closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving.

The library is to re-open Friday with regular hours.

Friends of library sponsor book drive

Books for Kids 2013, sponsored by the Friends of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, has began.

The fundraiser is in its 20th year and places new, age-appropriate books into the hands of local needy children.

A $3 donation buys a book that is to be distributed in December by area groups, including the Salvation Army, St. Vincent dePaul, the Ecumenical Sharing Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity, the Tiffin Fire Department, CASA, PatchWorks House, NOAH Foundation, the Morrison House and the YMCA.

For those interested in donating, visit the check-out desk at the library or send a check made out to the Friends of the Library with a notation “Books for Kids.”

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or email

Caregiver series continues

BELLEVUE- The Bellevue Public Library is to host a Family Caregiver Series about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease 2-4 p.m. Dec. 3.

This series is the last of three parts. Information presented is for families beginning to encounter alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Registration is required.

To register, call (419) 537-1999 or (800) 272-3900.

Learn and play program set

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to host Discovery Time at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 3.

The program is a parent-guided learn-and-play group for children ages three through five years old. It is to feature activity stations that help build early literacy skills.

Registration is not required.

Children’s book group to meet

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to host “Rappin’ Readers” at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5.

The program is a book club for children ages nine through twelve.

The group is to discuss “Murder Afloat” by Jane Conly.

Pizza and soft drinks are to be provided.

New titles at MCL

SYCAMORE – The Mohawk Community Library is to introduce new titles into their circulation. New non-fiction titles from authors David Perbmutter and Kristin Loberg, Barb Blair, Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Dr. Natasha Saunders, and Dr. Norman Saunders; Charles Krauthammer, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger.

Library to offer eMedia course

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to offer an eMedia course at 10 a.m. Dec. 7.

Download eMedia is to help patrons review the library’s eMedia site, borrowing and downloading titles and how to request titles not yet available to borrow.

Bellevue Yarn Club to meet Dec. 3

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to host Yarn Club at 7 p.m. Dec. 3.

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

NR presents Thanksgiving programs

NEW RIEGEL – The third graders at New Riegel Local Schools are to perform in a Thanksgiving program at 9 a.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Terra to host career event

FREMONT – Terra State Community College is to host the second Plus 50 Career event Dec. 4.

The focus of the event are careers in the healthcare field.

Lab tours are at 5:30 p.m. with a panel at 6:15 p.m. with a campus tour following at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Kathy Berger at (419) 559-2377 or email

Memorial quilt to be on display at Terra

FREMONT – Sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt are to be on view at Terra State Community College 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 2. in the Student Activities Center.

The quilt began as a single 3×6 foot panel created in San Francisco in 1987.

Students named to HU fraternity

Thirty-six Heidelberg University students are participating in the university’s chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, the national service fraternity.

Among Heidelberg’s APO members are Amanda Barger, Joshua Springer and Jessie Gase, all of Tiffin.

James Flint of Tiffin also has been named a member of the Alpha Phi Tau fraternity at Heidelberg University.

Tiffin resident to present honors work

Heidelberg University student Sebastian Williams of Tiffin is to present his senior honors presentation, “Demystifying God with Individualism.”

Other students to present include Danielle Howard, Jacob Thompson, Emily Jones, Amber Welfle, Taylor Stoll, Taylor Rambo, Kearstin Bailey, Rebecca Dickinson, Melissa Flowers, Eric Gobel, Lauren Stainbrook, Katherine Murphy, Jackie Stanziano and Jessica Reed.

HU represented in St. Louis

Heidelberg University’s political science professor Marc O’Reilly attended the annual International Studies Associate-Midwest Conference in St. Louis. He was accompanied by students Emily Jones, Kearstin Bailey, Zack Myers, Deidre McVay, AJ Lacefield, Alex Wilhelm, Colin Higgins and Megan Honaker.

O’Reilly and Jones co-presented “From Upstart to Partisan To?: Qatar Under Emirs Hamad and Tamim.”

Heidelberg welcomes new sorority

Zeta Theta Psi has been officially welcomed as the newest sorority at Heidelberg University.

The women and university officials participated in a signing ceremony Nov. 11. Colors of the sorority are crimson and silver and their motto is “We rise from the depths, immovable, an eternal knot of fire.”

Tiffin native named to campus position

ASHLAND – Olivia Perna of Tiffin has been named member of the Campus Activities Board at Ashland University.

Perna is majoring in psychology and is a 2012 graduate of Columbian High School. She is the daughter of Leonard and Paula Perna of Tiffin.

Board extends Huntington’s contract

The Heidelberg University Board of Trustees has announced that, in accordance with terms of President Robert H. Huntington’s 2014-18 employment agreement, his contract has been extended an additional year.

Huntington was given a rolling contract designed to automatically turn into another five-year contract at the end of the first year and every year. Huntington’s new contract has been extended to June 2019.

TU faculty named to national committees

Two Tiffin University faculty members have been elected to national-level Member Services Standing Committees.

Wendy Ziems-Mueller from the School of Graduate and Distance Education is to join the national Business/Industry Relations Committee and Kristina Collins Smart professor in the TU School of Business is to join the national-level Global Business Education Committee as a representative of Region 4.

TU’s Appel presents in Columbus

Jonathan Appel associate professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences of Tiffin University and TU psychology student Erin Snapp presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference in Columbus Nov. 7.

The two were a part of a research team with Ursuline College presented “The Relationship Between Measures of Creativity and Mental Health Measures.”

Tiffin resident named All-Ohio Athletic Conference winner

BEXLEY – Capital University student-athlete Marissa Price of Tiffin has been selected as one of the 30 Crusaders as a 2013 Fall Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference award winner.

Sycamore native named to nurse association

ASHLAND – Ellsyn Scott of Sycamore has been named member of the Student Nurse Association at Ashland University.

Scott is majoring in nursing and is a 2013 graduate of Mohawk High School. She is the daughter of Jonathon and Ann Scott of Sycamore.

Tiffin resident performed in UF concert

FINDLAY – Ryan Wood of Tiffin, performed in the University of Findlay’s Marching Oiler Brass concert.

Wood is a 2010 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School and is the son of Roger and Charlene Wood of Tiffin.

Heidelberg speech team wins four events

Heidelberg University’s Speech Team brought home trophies for four events at Marietta College’s Ruth Wilcox Memorial Tournament Nov. 2.

Colin Higgins and Dinah Adams were the tournament champions in Duo Interpretation and also received accolades as the top novice duo. Adams placed fifth in Informative Speaking. Bethany Beavers earned both second place in After Dinner Speaking and top novice honors. Christy Hamman rounded out the team’s efforts by placing third in Informative Speaking.

The Speech Team is coached by communication instructor Dan Higgins.

Fostoria hospital hosts holiday fundraiser

FOSTORIA – ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Auxiliary is selling keepsake holiday ornaments as part of their annual Angels and Shining Stars fundraiser.

Each star-shaped glass ornament is hand crafted by local glass artisan Jim Maxwell.

A minimum donation of $20 per ornament may be made payable to the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Auxiliary. Proceeds from the program are to benefit Auxiliary projects in support of the hospital’s mission to improve health and well-being.

Orders are due by Dec. 10 for delivery by Christmas.

Order forms are available at the welcome desk, The Gift Shop, online at

givefostoria or by contacting Lynn Reino at (419) 436-6659 or

Fostoria chamber hosts seminar

Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce and Fostoria Area Safety Council are hosting “It Can Wait” No Texting, No Driving program Monday at Fostoria High School, Fostoria.

The event begins 12:30-1:30 p.m. with a lunch buffet at the school library with the program immediately following.

For more information or to RSVP, call (419) 435-0486 or email or admin_assistant@