Sunday announcements, Dec. 15

T-SPL directors to meet Tuesday

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

‘Lego Saturday’ is Dec. 28

The next time for “Lego Saturday” is 1-3 p.m. Dec. 28 at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.

Families are invited to create their own Lego creations. The theme for December is gifts.

The library is to provide Duplo Blocks for children two through four and Legos for ages four and older.

Photos are to be taken of the completed projects at the end of the day.

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

Library to have ‘family time’

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s junior department is to host “Family Time @ the Library” at 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2, 23 and 30 in the Frost Kalnow room.

All ages are welcome, parents are asked to stay with children younger than eight years old.

Themes for the sessions are:

* Jan. 2, paper airplanes.

* Jan. 23, recycling.

* Jan. 30, life-sized Candy Land game.

The event is free and no registration is required.

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

New titles at MCL

SYCAMORE – The Mohawk Community Library is to introduce new fiction titles into their circulation from authors Eric Lustbader, Tom Clancy, Michael Connelly, Lisa Jackson, Kay Hooper, Hannah Howell, Kristan Higgins, James Patterson and Maggie Shayne.

Old Fort to have special meeting

OLD FORT – Old Fort Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school community room. The board is to discuss the employment of personnel.

Hearing to discuss tax budget

OLD FORT – The Old Fort Board of Education has scheduled a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 13 in the high school community room to discuss the annual tax budget.

NCOESC governors to meet Tuesday

The North Central Ohio Educational Service Center’s Board of Governors is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the NCOESC Tiffin campus, 928 E. Market St.

TCS financial statement available

The Tiffin City School District Basic Financial Statements for the fiscal year that ended June 30 are complete and available for inspection in the treasurer’s office, at 244 S. Monroe St.

TCS to evaluate technology needs

The Technology Department for Tiffin City Schools has issued a district-wide “technology in education” survey to all teachers. The survey results are to help TCS form a path to cutting edge technology inside the classroom by focusing on the instructor and student needs. The survey focuses on two parts, the teachers’ use of technology in the classroom and on the students’ uses and needs of technology.

The department also has earned a grant through the TC Alumni Association to purchase Adobe Creative Suite for the use in the classrooms. The software allows students and faculty to create and edit digital art, movies and photographs.

TMS students of the month

Tiffin Middle School students of the month for September include Austin Zoeller, Cara Kaminski, Corbin Houdeshell, Emily Davis, Chloe Eppley, Parker Johnson, Ethan Norville, Jakob Amory, Molly Conlon, Brooke Smither and Avery Wilson.

Students of the month for October include Abby Omlor, Corbin Hite, Olivia Correll, Chloe Gibson, Andrew Behm, Cassie Blust, Colin Burkett, Emily Mackling, Amanda Wuensch, Kailee Schank, Allison Hepp and Jacob Fuhrer.

Mohawk FFA attends FFA convention

SYCAMORE – Ten Mohawk High School students attended the 86th National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville, Ky.

Students included Jena Baum, Caleb Bollinger, Meghan Chaffee, Paige Sigler, Morgan Edgington, Emily Daniel, Brady Kohlenberg, Vanessa Stull, Somer Freeman and Carson Weinandy.

The theme for the convention was Ignite. The convention featured motivational speakers Rick Pitino, Joe Torrillo and Josh Sundquiest. Students attended the Expo with 450 industry-leading exhibitors.

Basketball team hosts lock-in

Tiffin University’s women’s basketball team is to host a Lock-In 6-10 p.m. Friday in the Gillmor Student Center gym.

The lock-in is for boys and girls in grades K-6. All children must be signed in by an adult. Cost per child is $5.

Basketball players and coaches are to monitor activities including face painting, football, basketbal and coloring.

Concessions are to be available and children are to wear tennis shoes.

For information, contact Jess Harris at (419) 448-3503 or Holly Focke at (419) 448-3418.

TU group raises funds

Tiffin University’s organization L.O.V.E. hosted the event “Blankets Made with L.O.V.E.” in which people bought tied-fleece blankets and then in turn donated them to local charities.

The project raised $1,455 and total blankets orders was 136.

Forty-five blankets were donated to Seneca County Victims Assistance, 45 were donated to Open Arms, 45 were donated to Hope House and 1 was donated to Seneca House.

Professional development offered at the lake

PUT-IN-BAY – Teachers are able to take classes at Stone Lab, Ohio State University’s Island Campus on Lake Erie.

Courses can be taken for graduate credit or as non-credit workshops, and educators are eligible for scholarships. Classes are open to classroom teachers, non-formal educators, and education majors with a rank of junior or above by the class date.

Five Stone Lab courses are geared towards fulfilling educator professional development requirements Geological Setting of Lake Erie, Principals of Oceanography for Educators (June 15-21), Field Ecology (July 27-Aug. 2), Group Studies: Climate and Sustainability (Aug. 3-9), and Marine and Aquatic Education (Aug. 3-9).

For more information, email or call (614) 292-8949.

Local students vie in business contest

Local high school and college students competed in the Tiffin University Business Plan Contest Dec. 5.

The two-person teams consisted of a high school student and Tiffin University student. The first-place team was Julie Peck from Mohawk High School and Maria Hoepf from Tiffin University. Mohawk’s Katelyn Seifert and TU’s Pai Liu placed second and Renee Marshall of North Central Academy and TU’s Jordan Stock placed third.

Other high school students who presented business plans included Mohawk’s McKensie Binau, Hannah Harrison, Joanie Lininger, and Shantel Weaver, and Tiffin Columbian’s Jeffrey Crawford and Tyler Mohr from Wynford High School.

Area residents accepted to Ashland

ASHLAND – The following local residents have been accepted into Ashland University for the fall 2014 semester.

William Adelsperger of Upper Sandusky, is to receive an Ambassador Award for $1,500 annually; Eric Hanes of Bloomville, is to receive a Director’s Scholarship for $7,000 annually; Katelyn Bogner of Tiffin, is to receive a Director’s Scholarship for $7,000 annually; and Kirsten Albright of Clyde, is to receive a Director’s Scholarship for $7,000 annually.

Also, Alexandria Mcdole of Kansas has been accepted to Ashland University for the fall semester of 2014.

Students named to honor society

BEREA – Students at Baldwin Wallace University were honored in fall 2013 with induction into The Dayton C. Miller Honor Society.

Local students inducted were Macey Heslet of Tiffin and Melissa Hoffbauer of Bloomville.

Frazier-Snook attends program

As a member of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties, Alice Frazier-Snook, social worker and bereavement coordinator for Community Hospice Care in Tiffin, recently attended the coalition annual training program for professionals entitled “Suicide Assessment, Prevention and Intervention.

The training was at the Sandusky County Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Fremont. Presenters included Paul and Darcy Haag Granello, instructors in the Counseling Department at The Ohio State University.