Community announcements, March 19

Bliss ‘friends’ mto meet

BLOOMVILLE — Friends of Bliss Memorial Public Library’s annual meeting is to be at 7 p.m. March 27 at the library.

Bliss schedules story programming

BLOOMVILLE — Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host Storytime for children ages 3-6 years old.

The program features playtime, songs, stories, flannel boards and crafts.

The program starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and last about an hour.

Topics and program dates are as follows:

• Signs of Spring, Tuesday.

• Make A Sound, March 28.

• Down On The Farm, April 4.

• Hoppy Easter, April 11.

Bliss to host toddler program

BLOOMVILLE — Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host Toddler Time for children ages 1-3 years old and their parents/guardians.

The program includes playtime, songs, stories, flannel boards and crafts.

The program is 30-45 minutes long and starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

The schedule of topics and dates are as follows:

• Lion’s Roar, Wednesday.

• Goodnight, Octopus, March 29.

• Happy Ladybug, April 5.

• Happy Easter, April 12.

Terra to offer real estate courses

Terra State Community College, in partnership with the Ohio Institute of Real Estate, is to offer four courses to be used toward obtaining real estate sales pre-licensing.

Courses include Principles & Practices of Real Estate, Real Estate Appraisal, Real Estate Law and Real Estate Finance.

Total cost for all four courses is $1,580. If fees are paid in full by the first day of classes, total cost is $1,280.

For dates and times, visit

TU ranked in ‘Best Value’ list

Tiffin University recently ranked No. 12 for the Best Value Online Schools in Ohio for 2017.

The ranking was created using data from the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System.

Senators urge applications to military service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, are encouraging Ohioans interested in 2018 admission to U.S. Military Service Academies to apply to each senator’s office for a congressional nomination.

Each year, Brown and Portman nominate up to 10 students for each service academy: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements should send their completed application packet to Brown’s Cleveland office and to Portman’s Columbus office no later than Sept. 22.

For more information or to request an application, visit Brown’s website at or Portman’s website at

University of Toledo dean’s list

TOLEDO — Riley Kalb of Republic has been named to the 2016 fall semester dean’s list in the College of Engineering at the University of Toledo.

Simmons College dean’s list

BOSTON, Mass. — Allison Bondi of Tiffin has been named to the 2016 fall semster dean’s list at Simmons College.

Northwestern dean’s list

EVANSTON, Ill. — Adam Forrest of Tiffin has been named to the 2016 fall semester dean’s list at Northwestern University.

Tiffin native makes tennis team

ASHLAND — Samantha Krintzline of Tiffin has joined the Ashland University women’s tennis team.

TCS finance committee to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education’s Finance Committee is to meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Administration Building, 244 S. Monroe St.

NCOESC board to meet

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the NCOESC Marion office, 333 W. Center St., Marion.

TMS students of the month

Tiffin Middle School has announced students of the month for February.

Those students include Audrey Hepp, Kennady Riley, Charity Noftz, Ashton Fitch, Chloe Hoover, Tommy Pierce, Kenadie Sherman, Zavier Sherman, Aryonna Albert, Bishop Florence, Abigail Glover and Alyson Riley.

Lakota Schools to host kindergarten registration

KANSAS — Lakota Local Schools is to host kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year April 27-28 at Risingsun First Church of God, 2698 US 23.

For more information, call (419) 986-6640.

Calvert seeking substitute teachers

Calvert Catholic Elementary has opportunities for substitute teachers in preschool through 6th grade.

For more information, call (419) 447-5790.

Insurance agent earns top honor

Aaron Howell, an American Family Insurance agent in Tiffin, has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

“Our vision is to be the most trusted and valued customer-driven insurance company, so we salute these agents who have earned the highest praise from customers, and received the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification,” said Tim Constien, chief customer officer of American Family Insurance. “These agents are consistent providers of exceptional service and attention to our customers.”

Howell has been an agent for American Family since May 2009. His office is at 141 S. Monroe St.