Sunday announcements, Dec. 1

Red Cross to host karaoke event

Karaoke singers can support the American Red Cross of Seneca County at Sing For The Red, a karaoke competition to benefit the Red Cross, Dec. 14 at Madison Street Tavern, 92 Madison St., Tiffin.

Registration is $10 and singers are to register at Madison Street Tavern 8-9 p.m. The competition is to start at 9 p.m. with Croonin’ Crow Karaoke. There also is to be a silent auction and other games throughout the evening. Prizes will be awarded to the top three singers.

“We want to thank Chris Chase at the Madison Street Tavern for coming up with the idea for Sing For The Red” says Red Cross Director Cheryl Wolfe. “This will be a lot of fun and all the funds raised will support Red Cross services in Seneca County.”

For more information, visit, or call (419) 447-1424.

T-SPL to host early literacy workshop

The junior department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library” 6:15-7 p.m. Dec. 17.

The program is for parents, caregivers and children from ages birth to five. The workshop is to present the five early literacy practices to encourage reading in children. The topic for December is words.

The program is free and registration is required.

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

Babies and Books to meet Dec. 10

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced the next date for “Babies and Books” to be 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Frost Kalnow room.

The program is to feature stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays.

Parents or caregivers and babies, age birth to 24 months are to sign up for one session of language enrichment activities beginning Tuesday.

To register, call (419) 447-3751.

Computer classes planned for January

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

Events include:

Intro to Excel, 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 9.

Library eBooks, 3-4 p.m. Jan. 9.

Basic Computing, 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 14.

Beginning Word, 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 14.

Facebook Basics, 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 22.

Intermediate Excel, 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 23.

Beginning Internet, 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 28.

Registration has begun.

To register, call (419) 447-3751.

Texting made easier for teens with gloves

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s teen department is to host “Hey Texter, It’s Cold Outside” at 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 19.

Students in grades six to 12 are to create gloves that make texting easier.

A conductive thread is to be added to gloves so teens can use their touch-screen device during the winter. Gloves are to be provided or teens can bring their own.

Refreshments also are to be provided.

Saturday matinee set at T-SPL

The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a Saturday matinee feature “Arthur Christmas” 1 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Frost Kalnow room.

The movie is rated PG and runs 97 minutes.

No registration is required and the program is open to all ages.

T-SPL offers ‘Cookie Club’

The junior department at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Cookie Club” during December and January.

Junior library patrons can earn a stamp on their cookie club card every time a book is checked out. Participants also can receive a paper cookie with their name on it to put in the giant cookie jar on the junior library door.

The library is to host a cookie club party at 1 p.m. Feb. 1.

‘Discovery Time’ set for next week

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to feature Discovery Time at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 10.

The program is a parent-guided learn-and-play group for ages 3-5.

Next date for adult discussion group

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to offer an Adult Discussion Group 7 p.m. Dec. 10

The group is to discuss “Howard’s End” by E.M. Forster.

Bellevue to offer “Bingo and a Book”

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to offer Bingo and a Book 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10.

The program is for ages 6-8. Children can win prizes and build up literacy skills.

Teen video game program?Dec. 12

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to offer Game ON! at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 12.

The program is for grades six through 12 and offers Wii and Xbox Kinect video games.

Adult craft night at Bliss Memorial

BLOOMVILLE – Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host an adult craft night at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2.

Cathy Stockmeister is to teach how to make a snowman ornament out of a washcloth.

A $2 charge is required for supplies.

To register, call (419) 983-4675.

Sentinel to host financial aid night

Sentinel Career and Technology Center is to host a financial aid night at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9.

Donna Holubick, dean of student enrollment at Owens State Community College, is to present information about FAFSA and the financial aid process, scholarships and grants and changes and updates.

The program is geared toward areas seniors planning to attend college after high school graduation and for their parents.

TMS students participate in art academy

Tiffin Middle School students identified as gifted in art according to Ohio criteria were invited to participate in an Ocarina Art Academy this fall. Students in the academy met for one period each week over the course of several weeks to create and decorate clay ocarina whistles.

The academy is to culminate with an ocarina concert where the students are to demonstrate their whistle quality through song

The concert is at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 in the TMS art room.

Festival choir winter performance

Noble 4-5 Elementary Schools has announced the winter performance of its Festival Choir titled “African Noel.”

The concert is at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Tiffin Columbian High School auditorium. The program is to feature works from Africa, Russia and several holiday favorites.

Admission is free.

The choir has a membership of 120 fourth- and fifth-grade students.

Mohawk student submits poster for contest

SYCAMORE – Hanna Colich, a seventh-grade student at Mohawk Junior High School, has been recognized as winning the local art competition sponsored by the Sycamore Lions Club.

Colich’s poster was among more than 375,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 26th annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest.

Locally, Colich and fellow classmates Kobe Stillburger and Erica Hummel are to be honored with certificates and cash awards for their participation in the Sycamore Lions Club Peace Poster Contest. Art teacher Melroy is to present the awards to the recipients during art class.

Quiz Bowl winners named

The final matches in the 18-team, three-division Seneca, Wyandot, Put-in-Bay, Sandusky High School Quiz Bowl League took place at Bridges Community Academy, Calvert High School and North Central Academy.

Two teams that have not appeared in top spots, New Riegel and Mohawk, are to take home trophies this year.

Top division winners are North Division, Clyde, 8-1; Central Division, Columbian, 9-0; and South Division, Hopewell-Loudon, 8-0.

The tournament for the teams is to take place in December at the former Lincoln Elementary Building.

League team records are Bettsville, 1-8; Bridges, 0-9; Calvert, 4-4; Carey, 1-8; Clyde, 8-1; Columbian, 9-0; Fostoria, 2-7; Hopewell-Loudon, 8-0; Mohawk, 6-3; New Riegel, 6-3; North Central, 0-9; Old Fort, 5-4; Put-in-Bay, 7-1; Ross (Fremont), 5-2; Seneca East, 7-1; St. Joseph, 3-5; St. Wendelin, 4-5; Upper Sandusky, 1-7.

YMCA offers holiday events

The Tiffin Community YMCA is to celebrate this holiday season with several events.

Events include:

Lock-in at the Y, Friday and Jan. 3.

Pancackes with Santa, Saturday.

Frosty Friday, Dec. 20.

Remote Control Days, Dec. 26 and 27.

Second Annual Indoor Triathlon, Dec. 28.

No School Fun Days, Dec. 23, 26, 27 and 30.

Preschool Holiday Fun Days, Dec. 23, 26, 27 and 30.

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

Area students recognized

Paul Kiesel and Brooke Meyer were awarded the American FFA degree at the 2013 National FFA Convention and Expo Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Louisville, Ky. They received a gold American FFA Degree key with their certificate.

There were 3,578 recipients of the American FFA Degree at the 2013 convention.

Terra board to meet

FREMONT – The Terra State Community College Board of Trustess are to meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the board room.

Terra to offer holiday class

FREMONT – Terra State Community College is to offer a Holiday Helpers class 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 14 and 21.

The program is to feature crafts, movies and games for children ages 3 and up.

Pizza and popcorn snacks are to be provided.

The fee for the class is $35. Sign up three or more siblings at once and receive a 20 percent discount.

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

Local students join sororities, fraternities

About 20 percent of students at Heidelberg University participate in one of the university’s 10 Greek organizations.

Local students part of the Delta Sigma Chi sorority include Amanda Conely of Upper Sandusky and Sara Potts of Clyde. Dwight Thompson of Tiffin has been named a member of the Excelsior Men’s Society. KoAnn Loy of Tiffin has been named a member of the Euglossian Society. David Schneider of Tiffin has been named a member of Nu Sigma Alpha fraternity. Students part of the Kappa Psi Omega sorority include Jaclyn Black, Katrina Cartwright, Jessica Bartson and Kelsey Haynes, all of Tiffin. Students part of the Rho Eta Delta fraternity include Dylan Lohr and Ethan Browne, both of Upper Sandusky, and Logan Burd and Esham Ahmed, both of Tiffin.

Owens to feature student art expo

FINDLAY – Students in Owens Community College’s Fundamentals of Drawing and Black and White Photography classes are to present their work of the semester in and Art/Photo Expo.

The artists resception is 5-7 p.m. Dec. 4 in the library of Owens’ Findlay campus, 3200 Bright Road.

The expo runs Dec. 2-13.

Students named to women’s society

Local students part of the women’s Philalethean Society at Heidelberg University include Haylie Robinson of Clyde, Morgan Downs of Attica and Stephanie Smith of Tiffin.

Mercy recognizes nurse practitioners

Mercy Tiffin Hospital recognized National Nurse Practitioner Week, Nov. 10-16, with a luncheon Nov. 13. Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz read and presented a proclamation in honor of those present.

As the health care provider shortage continues to top the national agenda, it is important that the public be aware there are more than 171,000 nurse practitioners in the United States who provide high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered care to patients across the country.

NPs are licensed, expert clinicians with advanced education and extensive clinical preparation who provide primary, acute and specialty health care services. All NPs have master’s degrees, and many have doctoral degrees, as well as advanced education and clinical training.


Pvt. Aaron M. Taylor

Army Reserve Pvt. Aaron M. Taylor graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

Taylor is the son of Dawn Ferstler of Tiffin.

He is a 2011 graduate of Columbian High School, Tiffin.

Electric co-op to issue credits

ATTICA – Approximately 12,400 former and current members of North Central Electric Cooperative are receiving patronage capital credit refunds this week.

At its November meeting, the North Central Board of Trustees approved a patronage capital credit refund of $725,000, marking the 34th consecutive year the cooperative has retired capital credits to current and former members.

For the fourth year, the majority of refunds will be issued as credits on members’ bills rather than issued as checks. Bills will be mailed or emailed to members Dec. 2.

For former members and cooperative members whose refund total is $100 or more, a check was being mailed this week.

For more information, contact Terry Mazzone, director of Communications and Community Relations at (419) 426-3072.