Community announcements, Feb. 12

Developmental disabilities board to meet

Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to host a public forum at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the regular board meeting to follow, at Seneca County Opportunity Center, 780 E. CR 20.

TCS program group to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education’s Program Committee is to meet at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Administration Building, 244 S. Monroe St.

North Central board meeting canceled

North Central Academy Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled.

The next regular meeting is set for 8:30 a.m. March 15 at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 W. Market St.

Freshman registration to start at Clyde High School

CLYDE – Freshman registration is at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the high school.

Parents and eighth-grade students are encouraged to attend.

For more information, call (419) 547-9511.

H-L open enrollment program to begin

BASCOM – Hopewell-Loudon Local School District has begun its open enrollment program, allowing students from any Ohio school district to apply for attendance at Hopewell-Loudon schools.

Applications for open enrollment for the 2017-18 school year are to be accepted online only.

For information to apply, visit the Hopewell-Loudon School website,, or call (419) 937-2216.

Online submissions are to be accepted beginning at 7 a.m. March 1. The deadline is March 31.

Reading program for babies Tuesday

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Bouncing Babies at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Frost Kalnow Room, 77 Jefferson St.

The program features stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays.

Parents or caregivers and babies, age birth to 18 months are asked to sign up for one session of language enrichment activities.

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

Time for adults to color at T-SPL

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Cocoa and Coloring for Adults 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Junior Home Room, 77 Jefferson St.

Adults are invited to bring their won adult coloring book or choose from coloring pages provided.

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

Cookbook club to gather

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Cook by the Book Cooking Club at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Junior Home Room, 77 Jefferson St.

Each month, there is a different theme or cookbook. February’s cookbook is “Deep Run Roots” by Vivian Howard.

Copies are available for check out at the information desk.

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

Book discussion group to meet

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s adult book discussion group, Let’s Talk About It, is to meet at 10:30 a.m. March 2 in the Junior Home Room, 77 Jefferson St.

The group is to discuss this year’s Community Read selection “Gaining Ground” by Forrest Pritchard.

Copies of the book are available at the information desk.

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

Writing group to meet at T-SPL

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s Ink Well Writing Club is to meet at 6:30 p.m. March 7 in the Kernan Computer Lab, 77 Jefferson St.

All types of writers serious about sharpening their skills with review and critique by their peers are welcome to join.

Participants are to submit writing samples to by Feb. 27.

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

TCS staff member makes headway in district

Patricia Smith, a former educator and administrative assistant for Tiffin City Schools, has spearheaded changes that the community may have seen over the past 18 months.

Those changes include Ohio Means Jobs online backpacks for every student, a Manufacturing Showcase at Heidelberg University, revamping the Business Advisory Committee, the REACH program matching business mentors with fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade classes, student advisory boards at Tiffin Middle School and Columbian High School, a Job Fair March 10 and a Camp Intervention summer program.

Heidelberg to host ‘After Five’ event

The Heidelberg University School of Business is to host an “After Five” event at 5 p.m. Thursday.

For more information, visit

Terra to host information session

FREMONT – Terra State Community College is to host an informational session about College Credit Plus at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Recital Hall in the Bordner Arts and Health Technologies Center on Terra State’s campus, 2830 Napoleon Road.

The program is to focus on all college classes, textbooks and materials. The meeting is for parents and students who are interested in more information about the program, including eligibility, requirements, risks and advantages.

For more information, call (419) 559-2349.

TU announces annual golf event

Tiffin University’s Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relation is to host the fourth annual FORE Fun in Florida golf outing scramble and social event March 11 at the Majestic Golf Club in Lehigh Acres, Florida.

The event is open to TU alumni, family and friends.

The cost is $55 per person and includes golf beginning at 1 p.m. and the social event of food and prizes 6-8 p.m.

For more information or to register, call (419) 448-3595 or email Vickie Wilkins at

Nagle, Rowe appointed to Owens board

PERRYSBURG – Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich announced the reappointment of Edwin J. Nagle of Perrysburg and H. Richard Rowe Jr. of Findlay to the Owens State Community College Board of Trustees for terms beginning Feb. 3 and ending Sept. 22, 2022.

Terra State trustees choose board chair

FREMONT – Ottawa County resident Matthew Montowski has been appointed the new chairman of Terra State Community College Board of Trustees.

Montowski, of Catawba Island, has been a trustee since April 2013. He has a bachelor of business administration degree from Ashland University.

Kay E. Reiter was elected vice chair and Kellie Carte Sears was elected to serve as sergeant-at-arms/parliamentarian.

John M. Hoty, president of Hoty Enterprises Inc., recently was chosen by Gov. John Kasich to fill the seat left vacant by Nancy Grandillo; his term is to run through Dec. 30, 2020.

High schoolers learn about medical careers

FREMONT – Sixty-five area high school students explored the possibility of careers in the medical filed during an event at Terra State Community College.

The secon annual HP2B Medical Mentoring and STEM Day was organized by the Sandusky Area Health Education Center and supported by Terra State, ProMedica Memorial Hospital and Magruder Hospital.

The students were from Port Clinton, Seneca East, St. Joseph Central Catholic, Clyde, Bellevue, Tiffin Columbian and Fremont Ross high schools.

Terra instructor secures book deal

FREMONT – Adam Hoss, an English instructor at Terra State Community College, recently secured a book deal through an independent publisher for his debut novel, a mystery titled “Infinity Point.”

The book is to be released Thursday and can be found online at

Kent State fall graduates

KENT – Kent State University awarded nearly 3,000 degrees during the fall 2016 semester.

The local students earning degrees included Adam Bakies of Carey, Macy Dell of Fostoria, Brandon Flores of Clyde, Emily Groves of Attica, Kristina Lininger of Sycamore and Andrea Presler of New Washington.

Kent State dean’s list

KENT – Kent State University announced students named to the 2016 fall semester dean’s list.

Local students include Krista Caudill, Logan Dible and Elizabeth Ogden, all of Upper Sandusky; Breanna Coffman, Emily Eichhorn, Kiersten Holman, Dominic Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Mollie Sparks and Marisa Stephens, all of Tiffin; Amber Gabel, Tyler McConaha and Keara Steving, all of Fostoria; Ellen McDougle of Carey; Jamie Mesnard of Clyde; and Sierra Walker of Republic.

University of Toledo dean’s list

Trevor Hickle of Tiffin has been named to the 2016 fall semester dean’s list at The University of Toledo.

Columbus State dean’s list

COLUMBUS – Columbus State Community College announced students named to the fall 2016 semester dean’s list.

Local students include Addison Daniel of Attica, Allyse Rutter of Fostoria and Jenna Spitler and Taven Wentling, both of Upper Sandusky.

Shawnee State dean’s list

PORTSMOUTH – Victoria Rodriguez of Clyde was named to the fall 2016 semester dean’s list at Shawnee State University.

St. Olaf College dean’s list

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Darrius Morton of Clyde was named to St. Olaf College dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

Notre Dame dean’s list

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Cameron Hunter of Fostoria has been named to the fall 2016 semester dean’s list at the University of Notre Dame.

Clyde native named to president’s list

KENT – Alyssa Brutsche of Clyde, has been named to the fall 2016 president’s list at Kent State University.

University of Findlay awards funds

FINDLAY – The University of Findlay awarded several local students endowed scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year.

Those students included Robin Bloom, Ryan Bush, Kailey Coleman, Madison Gilliland, Mikayla Gilliland, Kristine Peiffer and Erin Reinhart-Anez, all of Fostoria; Robert Book and Logan Pierson, both of Upper Sandusky; Catherine Brownfield and Jacob King, both of Tiffin; Spencer Hemminger and Adam Recker, both of New Riegel; Ashley Langjahr of New Washington; and Nathan Lueders and Paige Roszman, both of Carey.

Owens awarded internship grant from Great Lakes

PERRYSBURG – Owens Community College has been awarded a two-year, $49,500 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corp. & Affiliates.

An anticipated 25 new paid internships are to be created during the 2017-18 academic year.