Sunday announcements, Aug. 17

Tiffin Firefighters 5K

The Tiffin Firefighters’ Local 322 is to host the third annual 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run Oct. 12. The events is to begin at 2 p.m. at Tiffin’s Hedges-Boyer Park. Chip timing is to be used for fast and accurate results. Early registration goes through Oct. 5 and is $20 for the 5K and $10 for the Fun Run.

Registration forms are available at CrossFit Tiffin, Bailiwick’s Coffee and the downtown fire station. Money raised is to be donated to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at The Ohio State University’s James Cancer Center.

For more information contact Rob Chappell at (419) 448-5444.

Mercy Community Nature Preserve gets addition

In a cooperative effort between Seneca and Sandusky County Park Districts, a group of teens “Working for Wildlife” created an “all-natural playground” using items from nature at Mercy Community Nature Preserve.

1,000 read books before kindergarten

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Community Library has its first 1,000 book finisher.

Jason and Stacey Roby’s son Sean was read 1,000 books before kindergarten. Sean started the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program Feb. 20 and finished Aug. 14, one week before he starts school.

Fostoria hospital to offer mammogram clinic

ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, 501 Van Buren St., Fostoria, is to offer a free mammogram screening clinic Sept. 17 for individuals ages 40-60 who have no insurance, high insurance deductibles and have not had a mammogram within the last 24 months.

Individuals also may be eligible, regardless of age, if they have had breast cancer in the past, had an immediate family member with breast cancer or have a breast abnormality (male or female).

The ProMedica Cancer Institute Mammogram Clinic is provided through a grant from the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.

To schedule an appointment, call (419) 436-6690.

Nursing home rates five stars

St. Francis Senior Ministries has announced St. Francis Home recently was recognized as a five-star organization by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Nursing homes with five stars are considered to have the highest quality compared to other nursing homes in the state. This rating is based on health inspections, quality measures and staffing levels.

“We are very happy to have a 5-star rating. We know we provide quality care, and it is nice to have the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recognize the care we provide,” said Jessica Short, executive director of St. Francis Senior Ministries.

St. Francis Home is located at 182 St. Francis Ave. in Tiffin. For more information, call (419) 447-2723 or visit