Community announcements, Feb. 5

Tiffin Club presents $1,000 donation

Ill Sir Jeff Kuhn presented a $1,000 check from Zenobia Tiffin Shrine Club to High Priestess Kathy Smith Jan. 28 at the Holiday Inn French Quarter. The check was in honor of Grand High Priestess Lady Diana Schmitz from Tiffin for a 3D-4D imaging machine for Shrine Hospital for Children Chicago at Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America Dendarah Court No. 10 Ceremonial.


Genealogical society to gather

Seneca County Genealogical Society is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Frost-Kalnow Room at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. Mike Gilbert is to present a program on the 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, the Sandusky/Seneca County Civil War Regiment.

Gilbert is a retired Fremont history teacher and is lecturer for the Hayes Presidential Library’s History Roundtable. The public is welcome to attend.


Knitting, crocheting group to meet

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Open Knitting (and Crocheting) 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 19 and 26 in the Junior Home Room, 77 Jefferson St. Participants should bring questions, discussion topics, knitting projects and are to bring their own yarn, needles and project. For more information, visit or call (419) 447-3751.


Library to sponsor trivia night Feb. 28

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. and Phat Cakes are to partner to host “Trivia Night in Downtown Tiffin” 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Phat Cakes, 45 S. Washington St. The event is to be hosted by Tiffin Middle School history teacher Ben Gillig. Families are invited to compete in four rounds of general trivia questions. Answers are to be judged by local celebrities including business owners John Reino and Jessica Williams and Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz. Participants are to form teams of two to four members. No phones, tablets or electronic devices may be accessed during the contest. For more information, call (419) 447-3751.


Calvert celebrates Catholic schools

Calvert Catholic School celebrated Catholic Schools Week with an elementary talent show Jan. 31. There were 34 acts with 53 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Acts included magic, dance, singing, comedy, “extreme reading,” instrumentals, skating, tumbling and gymnastics, bottle flipping, poetry and stunt fights.


BC board to meet

NEW WASHINGTON — Buckeye Central Board of Education is to have a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss auxiliary gym planning. The regular meeting is to follow at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the school, 938 S. Kibler St.


ABLE classes accepting students

ABLE classes are available for adults interested in improving basic skills, obtaining a GED, or preparing to go to college through the Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Basic Literacy Education program. To enroll in classes, students are to attend an orientation.

Orientation dates are:

• 9 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Fostoria Junior/Senior High School.

• 8:30 a.m. Feb. 13 and 14 and 5 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15 at Sentinel Career and Technology Center.

• 9 a.m. Feb. 21 and 22 and 5 p.m. Feb. 21 and 23 at Vanguard Adult Workforce Development Center.

• 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Clyde Public Library.

For more information or to schedule orientation, call (419) 334-6901, ext. 2703.


Screening for new students scheduled

CAREY — Kindergarten screening for Carey Elementary School is to be April 6-7 at the school, 2016 Blue Devil Drive. To register, visit For more information or further questions, call (419) 396-7922.


Buckeye Central, Tiffin City receive clean audit awards

COLUMBUS — Auditor of State Dave Yost announced Buckeye Central Local School District and Tiffin City School District received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.


Mohawk geography bee winner

SYCAMORE — Jace Margraf, sixth-grader at Mohawk Local School, won the National Geographic Bee Jan. 27. Fourteen students competed, including fourth-grader Hayden Parker; fifth-graders Julia Wildman, Lane Kraft and Cenon Reichenbach; seventh-graders Cathy Dyer, Matt Tod, Bryce Lange, Jacob Coldiron, Jagger Gregg and Devin Meachum; and eighth-graders Luke Reinhart, Mason Danner and Trey Combs. For information, visit


Power of the Pen results announced

Local students competed at the Power of the Pen District Tournament Jan. 28. For seventh graders, Brooklyn Blankenship, of Tiffin Middle School, placed fourth; Mia Peacock, of Tiffin Middle School, placed 10th; and Sarah Reinhart, of Our Lady of Consolation, placed 12th. For eighth graders, Carina Hart placed, of Tiffin Middle School, placed sixth; Summer Bouillon, of Our Lady of Consolation, placed eighth; and Jenna Hess, of Our Lady of Consolation, placed 12. Tiffin Middle School placed second for seventh grade and for eighth grade, TMS placed first and Our Lady of Consolation placed third.


Old Fort students recognized

OLD FORT — Old Fort High School announced Students of the Quarter for the second nine-weeks. Those students are Hannah Williams, Trey Hossler, Megan Zimmerman, Billy Koebel, Emily Anstead, Jarett Woodall, Mary Beth Miller, Cole Eckhart, Emily Hull, Jonah Englehart, Brianna Factor and Parker DuBois. Carey


DECA to host craft show today

CAREY — Carey DECA Chapter is to host the first craft show 1-5 p.m. today at the school, 2016 Blue Devil Drive. A tour of the high school and elementary wings of the new school building are to be included in the craft show. For more information, call (419) 306-4631 or email


Terra to host financial aid event

FREMONT — Terra State Community College is to host a session to help local students complete paperwork for college financial aid 5-7 p.m. Feb. 16. The “Funding Your Future” workshop is to help families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students are to bring 2015 or 2016 IRS tax forms and W-2s for student, 2015 or 2016 documentation of any untaxed income for student, parent’s 2015 or 2016 IRS tax forms and W-2s, parents’ 2015 or 2016 documentation of any untaxed income and student and parent FSA ID. For more information, call (419) 559-2344.


TU students to host ‘new year’ event

Chinese Student Association at Tiffin University are to host a Chinese New Year Celebration 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday in the Marion Center.


Terra State welcomes trustee

FREMONT — Uwe D. Eickert, president of Academy Games Inc., a local company that develops and publishes academic, historical and military teaching games, is the newest member of Terra State Community College Board of Trustees. Eickert has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in metallurgy from University of Cincinnati and an EMBA in corporate strategy and valuation from The Ohio State University.


Findlay OKs student teaching positions

FINDLAY — Robin Bloom of Fostoria and Sally Kloepfer and Hannah Tong of Carey have been placed in student teaching positions at University of Findlay for the 2017 spring semester.


University of Toledo dean’s list

TOLEDO — Dylan Alvarado of Tiffin has been named to the 2016 fall semester dean’s list at The University of Toledo.


OSU dean’s list

COLUMBUS — Ohio State University has announced students who have been named to the 2016 fall semester dean’s list. Local students who made the list include Amanda Aten, Alex Dundore, Eva Pahl and Brook Karl, all of Sycamore; Olivia Crawford, Matthew Angles, James Graham, Jonathan Holman, Lauren Ladd, Cheyenne Lenhart, Madeline Ramsey, Hayden Ramsey and Ricky Taulker, all of Fostoria; Alivia Ball, Aaron Becks, Kelly Bishop, Shelby Bumb, Joan Cmar, Matthew Dudek, Nicholas Erf, Kraig Gildenmeister, Olivia Green, Matthew Hill, Caleb Manlet, Brett Montague, Bianca Natole, Curtis Stegman and Brooke Wolfe, all of Bellevue; Bryan House, Jonathan Lewis and Benjamin Shaw, all of Clyde; Riley Wagner of Attica; Audrey Flood and Resa Garza, both of Bloomville; Molly Cleveland and Paul Cullen, both of Green Springs; Jacob Dryfuse, Grant Lescallett, Brooke Mathias and Mackenzie Reinhart, all of New Riegel; Aaron Englehart, Kaleigh Henddrix, Elliott Hoepf and Nathan Snavely, all of Republic; Samantha Beckley, Jacob Bupp, Megan Casale, Adam Chen, Jared Coleman, Peyton Demith, Kylee Frankart, Kaylyn Goshe, Ryan Huss, Dylan Knaplund, Jeffrey Koebel, Julianne Peacock, Garrett Schling, Jarred Shellhouse, Sierra Shope, Anson Tran, Mallory Weaver and Jacob Widman, all of Tiffin; Claire Allison, Lucas Allison, Sage Gerbers, Aaron Jacoby, Hannah Vaughn and James Walker, all of Carey; Chase Barnett, Sarah Capelle, Alexander Logsdon, Amber McLaughlin, Sierra Miller, Shelby Passet, Joe Reile, Gannon Ritter, Cassandra Schindler, Justeen Searfoss, Alexandra Smith, Emma Smith and Renè Vent, all of Upper Sandusky.


Area native named to volleball team

ASHLAND — Tyler Mesnard of Bascom has been named a member of Ashland University’s Men’s Club Volleyball.


Tiffin native joins math association

ASHLAND — Aaron Arnold of Tiffin has been named a member of Ashland University’s chapter of the Mathematics Association of America.