Sunday announcements, Jan. 19

Library directors to meet

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

Presenter to give organization tips

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to present “Get Organized, part 1” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Frost-Kalnow room.

Reannon Hayes, a professional organizer, is to present four personality types and give organizational tips for each type.

Hayes is to give a door prize. The program is part of a four-part series.

To register, call (419) 447-3751.

Annual library book sale set

BLOOMVILLE – The annual Friends of Bliss Memorial Public Library’s book sale is to take place Friday through Feb. 1.

Items for sale include fiction and non-fiction, science fiction, fantasy, romance, western, mystery, children’s books, magazines, music CDs and computer games, DVDs and VHS.

It’s a dog’s day at the library

BELLEVUE – Therapy dogs Ace of Hearts, Lou-C and Crispin are to visit the Bellevue Public Library at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28.

Patrons can find out about the dogs’ training and what sort of work they do.

For more information, call (419) 483-4769.

Course to focus on eMedia

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to offer a course on downloading eMedia at 3 p.m. Jan. 29.

The course is to feature a review of the library’s eMedia site, borrowing and downloading titles, and requesting titles not yet available to borrow.

For more information, call (419) 483-4769.

Program to focus on early literacy

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to offer the “Every Child Ready to Read: A Workshop for Parent” 6:30-7:45 p.m. Jan. 27.

The program is to assist parents and primary caregivers to prepare children to read.

Participants are to receive a free Ready to Read parent kit, provided through a grant from International Metal Hose.

To register, visit or call youth services at (419) 483-0422.

Master Gardener to feature plant trends

BELLEVUE Mary Strayer, a master gardener, is to bring new garden trends for 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30.

Participants can learn about new plants and planting ideas available for spring.

MCL financial report ready to review

SYCAMORE – The 2013 Annual Financial Report for the Mohawk Community Library is completed and available for review at the library by appointment with the fiscal officer.

For more information, call (419) 927-2407.

Owens to close for MLK Day

Owens Community College’s Toledo and Findlay campuses, as well as the Arrowhead Park Learning Center, and Learning Center at The Source are to close Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

There is to be no classes and college offices are to be closed.

Folk music group to visit Heidelberg

Heidelberg University is to welcome folk music group The Ruckers for a free concert at noon Jan. 23 in Brenneman Music Hall.

The Ruckers have appeared on the Grammy nominated CD, “Singing Through the Hard Times,” and have released 15 albums throughout the years.

HU to host poetry reading

Heidelberg University is to host the annual William Stafford Birthday Celebration at 11 a.m. Thursday in Herbster Chapel located in Pfleiderer Hall.

The focus of the celebration is to be nature poetry. Participants can read their favorite Stafford poem or favorite nature poem.

Refreshments are to be provided.

TU to sell Indians tickets

Tiffin University School of Business is to continue partnering with the Cleveland Indians baseball team in its mentoring program designed to improve student’s sales skills.

The program is to kick-off at 11 a.m. Jan. 29 in Chisholm Auditorium.

Students in the sports marketing and promotions and the business marketing classes are to compete individually and as a group to sell tickets to four Indians games. Students are to participate in on-site training days and the top salespeople are to receive prizes.

A student group is to be selected for an on-site presentation during opening weekend in April.

For more information, contact Bonnie Tiell at or Danielle Foster at

TU to feature former CEO during lecture series

The School of Business of Tiffin University is to present The Diane M. and George Kidd Jr. Lecture Series at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 in the Osceola Theatre located inside the Gillmor Student Center.

The series is to feature founder and former CEO of Max-Wellness and Co., Michael Feuer.

Feuer has more than 35 years of experience as a corporate executive/CEO, entrepreneur, management consultant, venture capitalist, national award-winning syndicated columnist, speaker and author.

For more information or to register, contact Lori Distel at (419) 448-3590 or by email at

Course to focus on human resources

FREMONT – Lifelong Learning at Terra State Community College is to offer a preparation course for human resource professionals planning to take their certification exams.

The course is for 10 weeks with instructor Nicole Ochendusky. Topics to be featured are strategic management, workforce planning and employment, human resource development, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, occupational health and safety and security.

The sessions are to meet 6-9 p.m. Mondays Feb. 3-April 7. Cost for the course, including the SHRM Learning System, is $949.

If participants bring their own SHRM Learning System, the cost is $399.

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

Youth choir to meet

FREMONT – The Terra State Children’s Choir is to meet at 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 3. The group is open to all areas students in grades 3 through 8.

Auditions for the choir are 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 27. Cost to participate in the choir is $35 per person.

For further questions or to schedule an audition, call Amanda Pochatko at (419) 559-2205 or email

TU’s Slone presents

Jason Slone, assistant vice president for distance education and associate professor of cognition and culture, presented “Reflections on Why Religion is Easy and Science is Hard,” at the American Academy of Religion conference Thursday in Baltimore, Md.

HU professor presented in Hawaii

Kristen Williams, assistant professor of education at Heidelberg University, has presented two posters, “The Effectiveness of Interactive Read Alouds on Oral Reading Fluency,” and “The Impact of Classical Music on Classroom Behavior,” at the 12th annual Hawaii International Conference on Education in Honolulu Jan. 5-8.

Heidelberg’s Tucci to receive award

Chris Tucci, assistant professor and director of theater at Heidelberg University, has been nominated by the Theatre Roundtable for best supporting actor for his role as Caleb in last spring’s production of “The Whipping Man” at New Players Theatre and Gallery Players, Columbus.

The awards are to be presented Jan. 26.

Attica resident to receive scholarship

Elizabeth Heibertshausen of Attica has received $15,000 scholarship from the National Retail Federation.

Heibertshausen is a 2010 graduate from Seneca East High School. She is attending Kent State University.

Heibertshausen is the daughter of Jim and Ann Heibertshausen of Attica.

Health scholarship available

FOSTORIA – The ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Auxiliary is now accepting applications for their annual scholarship program for area high school seniors and college students pursuing a career in a healthcare related field.

Applications are available in local schools through their high school guidance counselor, at the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital welcome desk and online, at

Completed applications are to be returned no later than Feb. 28 to Cindy Reinhard, 470 Linwood Ave., Fostoria.

Scholarship opportunity

The Ohio State University Seneca County Master Gardeners are to offer a $500 non-renewable scholarship to be awarded annually.

The scholarship is to be available only to college students who are entering their junior or senior year of college or doing graduate work.

The applicant is to be a Seneca County resident and pursuing a plant science degree in areas such as agronomy, botany, horticulture, forestry, or landscaping.

Applications can be picked up at the OSU Extension Office 3140 S. State Route 100. Applications are to be completed by April 15.

For further questions, contact the Master Gardener Scholarship Committee by email, at or, at (419) 447-9722.

Heidelberg dean’s list

Aread students named to the fall semester dean’s list at Heidelberg University include Anna Sisco of Bettsville; Chase Hushour and Julia Kagy of Bloomville; Aubrey Dorsey, Maria Gerber, Hannah Lynch, Benjamin Wadsworth of Clyde; Ayako Hampton and Aaron Kapelka of Fostoria; Rebecca Webb of Green Springs; Mackenzie Brewer of Risingsun; Dinah Adams, Nicole Adkins, Amanda Barger, Austing Bentz, Crystal Betts, Cy Boehler, Erikka Breidenbach, Nichol Brose, Logan Burd, Olivia Burke, Charlotte Cenkus, Scott Cook, Bryce Creamer, Eric Depinet, Andrew Desjardins, Alexa Frank, Brianna Gaietto, Jessie Gase, Laura Gilchrist, Kayla Graves Zachary Hawkins, Lynda Hyde, Austin Kontak, Ian Maiberger, Hannah Mathias, Christopher Osborne, Stephanie Pennington, Allison Perry, Amanda Perry, Bryce Riggs, Annette Roberts, Nicholas Saxton, Jennifer Schock, Sarah Semer, Jacob Smith, Stephen Smith, Nathan Somers, Michelle Stevens, Tyler Theis, Stacey Wank, Katherine White, Miriah White, Cole Williams, Sebastian Williams and Jodi Ziger of Tiffin; and Amanda Conley, Corinne Shaull and Kelsey Swavel of Upper Sandusky.

Local residents make dean’s list

DAYTON – Local residents named to the dean’s list at Wright State University for the fall 2013 semester include Cody Butz and Jenna Radloff of Bellevue; Breann Smith of Bloomville; Margaret McDougle and Collin Snyder of Carey; Brandon Berray, Jessica Bruns and Eric Kastner of Tiffin; Ashley Langjahr and Jessica Siesel of New Washington; and Olivia Woodruff of Risingsun.

Wilmington dean’s list

WILMINGTON – Area residents named to the Wilmington College dean’s list for the 2013 fall semester include Dominic King of Bettsville; Samantha Miller of Bloomville; Monique Altvater of Carey; and Deon Morter of Sycamore.

Baldwin Wallace dean’s list

BEREA – The following students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester 2013 at Baldwin Wallace University: Melissa Hoffbauer of Bloomville; Zachary Warner of Clyde; Stephanie Porter of Fostoria; and Taylor Burns, Kali Fittro and Jordan Gase of Tiffin.

Fostoria resident named player of the week

BEXLEY – Lauren Geroski, a senior on the Capital University women’s basketball team of Fostoria, has been selected as Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Geroski is a graduate from St. Wendelin Catholic High School.

TCS marketing committee to meet

The Tiffin City Board of Education Marketing Committee is to meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Administration Building, 244 S. Monroe St.

SE sets meeting dates

ATTICA – For the 2014 calendar year, the Seneca East Local Board of Education has set meetings to be at 6:30 p.m every third Monday of the month, except for February and March, in the board office at the school, 13343 E. US 224.

ACT prep classes at Tiffin schools

Tiffin City Schools is to offer ACT test prep courses for the second semester.

Classes cost $10 per class or $40 if students sign up for all six classes. Class size is limited.

Deadline to sign up is Friday.

Courses are:

8 a.m.-noon Saturday, practice test.

6-8 p.m. Jan. 27, English review.

6-8 p.m. Jan. 28, reading review.

4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 30, writing.

6-8 p.m. Feb. 4, math review.

6-8 p.m. Feb. 6, science review.

ABLE and GED classes scheduled

The Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Basic and Literacy Education program is to offer free classes to help adults improve reading, math, writing or English skills, prepare for the GED test and get ready for college or an adult certificate training program.

Classes are:

9 a.m. Feb. 3 and 4 at the Fremont campus.

5 p.m. Feb. 3 and 5 at the Fremont campus.

9 a.m. Feb. 5 at the Tiffin campus.

5:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Tiffin campus.

5 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Oak Harbor campus.

10 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Oak Harbor campus.

For further questions, call (419) 334-6901 ext. 2703.

Local Realtors installed to board

The Firelands Association of Realtors installed new board members and officers at its annual year-end board meeting. Installed were Frank Corder, Mitch Mesenburg, Tammy Steinle, Alex Morgan Johnson, Scott Myers and Fran Andersons.

Corder is an agent with REMAX Quality Realty in Sandusky and is serving his second term on the board.

Mesenburg is an agent with Prudential Stadtmiller Realty in Sandusky and is also serving his second term on the board.

Steinle is broker/agent with Wendt Key Team Realty of Fremont.

Andersons is a manager/partner of Select Realty in Tiffin.

Myers is an agent with Century 21 Mike Myers Real Estate in Norwalk.

Firelands Association of Realtors officers elected for 2014 include Phillip Bolte, broker of Bolte Real Estate in Port Clinton, president; Corder, president elect for 2015; Sara Riesen, broker of Select Realty in Tiffin, secretary/treasurer; and Tony Taylor, Howard Hanna Real Estate in Fremont, past president.