Sunday announcements, Dec. 22

Santa vs. Elves

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Community Library is to host Santa vs. Elves 6:45-9 p.m. Dec. 28.

Participants are to come dressed as elves with their non-midified Nerf guns and ammo. The game is to begin at 7 p.m.

Registration is required and there is a limit of 14 teens.

Permission slips can be picked up at the main desk and pizza and snacks are to be provided.

MCL to host adult craft night

SYCAMORE – The Mohawk Community Library announced the next adult craft night is at 6 :30 p.m. Jan. 6

Participants are to bring a third of a yard of fleece to make a scarf. Beads are to also be provided.

For those who can’t bring fleece, a $2 charge is required for the library to supply materials.

Just Dance party at MCL

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Community Library is to host a Just Dance Party 7-9 p.m. Jan. 10.

The dance party is to be held in the new programming room.

MCL winter warm up

SYCAMORE – During January and February, participants can enter into a drawing for a fleece blanket at Mohawk Community Library.

Adult names will be drawn once a week for prizes. Two names will be drawn at the end of February for the blankets for adult, teen boy or girl, youth boy or girl; juvenile boy or girl; and toddler boy or girl.

T-SPL offers sock knitting classes

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Basic Sock Class” 1:30-3:30 p.m Jan. 12, 19 and 26 in the Frost Kalnow room.

The series of knitting classes are to teach participants how to do basic top-down sock construction and double pointed needs. The class project is to be a child-sized sock.

The program is free and is geared toward intermediate or advanced beginner knitters.

For a complete listing of needed materials or for more information, call (419) 447-3751.

Open knitting classes set

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host open knitting for people of all skill levels 1:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 5 in the Frost Kalnow room.

Participants can bring questions, discussion topics and knitting projects. Participants are asked to bring their own needles and yarn.

No registration is required and the program is free.

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

‘Coffee by the Book’ set for Jan. 16

“Coffee by the Book: Book Group at the Wick” is at 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at Bailiwicks Coffee Co., 62 S. Washington St.

The next title to be discussed is “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” by Anthony Marra.

Books are available at the information desk at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.

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

T-SPL to host teen gaming

The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public library is to host “Teen Game Time” 1-3 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to bring their own PlayStation 2 games and board games.

The library is to provide games including Guitar Hero and Dance Party.

Refreshments are to be provided.

For information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit tsplteens.

Early literacy class at Tiffin Library

The junior department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library” 6:15-7 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Frost Kalnow room.

The program is for parents, caregivers and children ages 2+5.

The workshop is to present the five early literacy practices to encourage reading in children. The topic for January is fun with science and math.

The program is free but registration is required.

To register, call (419) 447-3751 or visit

BC board set to organize

NEW WASHINGTON – The Buckeye Central Board of Education has scheduled its organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 2.

The board’s next regular meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 9.

Guidance counselors host financial aid night

The Seneca and Wyandot area high school guidance counselors are to host a Financial Aid Night 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Sentinel Career and Technology Center.

Donna Holubik, dean of student enrollment at Owens State Community College, is to present to area seniors and parents of seniors planning to attend college, university or a training program after high school.

Holubik is to present on FAFSA and the financial aid process, scholarships and grants, and any changes or updates to information.

During the program, there are to be scholarship drawings for attendees.

All area students are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Claudia Anway at (419) 448-1212.

TMS students of the month

Tiffin Middle School announced students of the month for November.

The students who made the list are Briley Boes, Jaidyn Borer, Jocelyn Hardina, Dylan Alford, Mya Alvarado, Sydney Gallo, Gregory Gase, Gabriel Reyes, Jaclyn Bour-Jones, Marina Pennycuff, Heather Riedlinger and Sophie Crist.

St. Wendelin Quiz Bowl ends

FOSTORIA – WNWO TV24 was the site of the last St. Wendelin Catholic School Quiz Bowl event of the year.

Team members Lindsay Weaver, Edy Mowrey, Rob Park, Cameron Hunter and Sarah Cockie won 160-60 over Clyde High School.

St. Wendelin then lost to Heritage Christian High School, 120-60.

Dates for airing these televised matches are not yet scheduled.

For more information, contact Sister Elayne Bockey at (419) 435-8144.

TCS transportation update

From the Tiffin City Schools transportation department, the schools was awarded an Ohio Clean Diesel School Bus Fund Grant in July.

The grant allowed for mufflers on eight buses to be changed to diesel oxidation catalysts.

Ohio EPA estimates that retrofit of the eight buses resulted in an annual reduction of 16.6 pounds of fine particulate pollutants, 305.6 pounds of carbon monoxide and 62.6 pounds of hydrocarbons for an overall 39.5 percent reduction of pollution from the buses.

According to transportation supervisor Randy Conger, during the past month there have been 10 vehicles reported to have passed stopped buses while picking up or discharging students.

Conger also said individuals are to not park in the designated bus lanes at the schools.

Local graduate named All-American

Jon Dodson, a Calvert High School graduate, has been named 3rd Team All-American at Rio Grande University.

Dodson is also the starting goalkeeper as of October. The team has been ranked number one nationally. As a junior, he is to make his third consecutive tript to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Tournament.

Small Business Basics Seminars set for January

FREMONT The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars.

The schedule for January is:

9:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 8 Ottawa County Improvement Corp., 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 15 Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 22 Erie County Chamber of Commerce, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.

4:30-6:30 p.m. Terra State Community College 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.

To register or for more information, call Bill Auxter, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra, at (800) 826-2431 or (419) 559-2210, or email

Heidelberg MBA moving to one-year program

Beginning next fall, the Masters of Business Administration program at Heidelberg University is to be offered exclusively on the Tiffin campus with a focus on traditional and international students.

The two-year program still is to be available to working adults and other students, Heidelberg has developed a one-year, full-time MBA program. The two-year program is to maintain its current format of one course per eight week term with classes one night each week, while the one-year MBA is to require two courses each term with classes meeting one night per week.

Heidleberg’s MBA degree program was authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents in 1996. The curriculum focuses on general management with the development of skills including communication, strategic planning, decision-making under conditions of uncertainty and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.

The move comes in light of the announced closing of Heidelberg’s Arrowhead Park campus in the summer of 2015.

For information about the Heidelberg MBA program, visit

Terra to offer non-credit healthcare courses

FREMONT – Terra State Community College’s Lifelong Learning is to offer non-credit healthcare courses this winter.

The courses are as


Pharmacy Technician Training, 5-9 p.m. Jan. 26-May 4. Cost to attend $899, including all books and materials.

American Heart Association: CPR and BLS Certification for Healthcare Providers, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 18 or 8 a.m.-noon March 21. Cost to attend $50. A renewal course is 9-11 a.m. Feb. 21 with a cost of $35.

ICD-10-Cm Diagnosis Coding Training, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 10-19 or 5-7 p.m. March 17-26. Cost to attend is $299, including textbooks.

ICD-10-PCS Procedure Coding Training, 5-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays March 31-April 9. Cost to attend $299, including textbooks.

Chiropractor Assistant Program, 8:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 5 for 14 sessions. Cost to attend $999.

STNA Training begins Jan. 18 and includes 10 sessions. Cost to attend is $549 and includes course packet.

There also are to be new online classes, Dementia Care and Dental Assisting Program.

For more information on any of the courses or to register, call (419) 559-2255.

University of Dayton graduates

DAYTON – Local students recognized at the University of Dayton fall commencement Dec. 14 included Justin Reinhart of Fostoria, who received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and Marissa Lasky of Tiffin, who received a bachelor’s degree of science in education and health sciences.

Heidelberg business faculty get published

Several members of the faculty of Heidelberg’s Schools of Business have had research papers published recently.

Brian Saxton, assistant professor of management, has co-authored three papers that have been accepted for publication in professional journals. The papers are “Resetting the Shot Clock: The Effect of Co-mobility on Human Capital,” “To Infinity and Beyond: Using a Narrative Approach to Identify Training Needs for Unknown and Dynamic Situations,” and “Human Capital Constraints and Investor Bricolage.”

Margo Kraft, associate professor of business administration and School of Business, presented “An Examination of Self Identity and Learning: A Qualitative Study Within the Home Healthcare Setting, at the Organizational Indicators and Job Resources session of the 56th Annual Conference of Midwest Academy of Management in Milwaukee.

Airman 1st Class Cody L. McGrath

Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody L. McGrath graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

McGrath is the son of Tammy McGrath of Clyde.

He is a 2009 graduate of Clyde High School.