Sunday, announcements, April 23

Commission on Aging bingo night set

Seneca County Commission On Aging bingo offers the chance for area residents to come together for food, fellowship and entertainment. A special Monday Night Bingo is planned at 5 p.m. May 1.

The night is to feature bingo, with revenues to help provide services for residents of Seneca County older than 60. There, Heidelberg University soccer teams are to be volunteering, collecting canned goods. For every can of food donated, bingo players are to receive a helium balloon, door prize, onion rings, Dunkin Donuts or a slice of Fort Ball pizza.

There also are to be raffles for a gas grill, two Cedar Point tickets, a propane outdoor heater, a Toledo Zoo membership, a free-standing hammock, fire pits, an airplane ride, a Tiffin City Pool pass and more.

Commission On Aging has been able to provide a variety of services at little or no cost to individuals. Every year, the commission produces more than 240,000 meals to be distributed to seniors in need.

Library warns patrons of scam

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library would like to alert the public to an advertising scam targeting local business owners and claiming to be acting on behalf of the library.

A Texas-based company has been trying to sell advertising on tote bags to be given to library patrons. Despite being asked to stop,

it still is contacting local business owners and demanding payment. The library did not request, approve or initiate this advertising campaign and would not approve others to solicit advertising in its name.

If you are contacted by a company using the library’s name, or have any questions, contact the library at (419) 447-3751.

Terra partners with mortuary college

FREMONT – Terra State Community College and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science have joined for an education pathway for pre-mortuary science.

CCMS has been receiving inquiries about students wanting to take a portion of required classes online. Seeing the need, the two institutions have collaborated, allowing Terra State to offer an associate of arts degree that gives students the prerequisites to enter CCMS for continuation and completion of a bachelor’s degree.

The program is to admit up to 25 students for each fall and spring semester. Candidates need to provide transcripts of prior learning or submit placement assessment scores showing that they are ready to take college level English, reading and math courses. In the event less than 10 students enroll, a cohort will not be offered.

For more information, visit

Tiffin resident named outstanding senior

Jarred Shellhouse of Tiffin has been selected as one of the 2017 Outstanding Seniors in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State University.

Fostoria native performs in arts productions

FINDLAY – Ryan Bush of Fostoria recently performed in the University Singers’ annual “Family Concert,” performing a variety of choral music and a selection from the musical, “Les Miserables.”

Bush also participated in the University of Findlay’s theatre production of “An Evening of One Acts.”

Trine to present concerts

ANGOLA, Ind. – Jacksone Jelenic and Garrett Widman, both of Clyde, are to perform with Trine University Choir to present the concert, “Songs of Hope, Joy and Peace,” April 29.

April 30, Ivy Rubel of Bradner is to perform in a spring concert with Trine University Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble.

Scholarship winners announced

Seneca County Farm Bureau announced Katie Vogel and Emily Pursell are scholarship winners for 2017. Both are to receive $500 to use toward their educational goals.

Sunrise Cooperative awards funds

Sunrise Cooperative announced recipients of their annual Sunrise Cooperative college scholarships.

This year, Sunrise offered 40 $1,000 scholarships for common stockholder’s children and grandchildren and 10 $1,000 scholarship for employees children and grandchildren.

Local students who received scholarships include Chet Margraf of McCutchenville, Jaret Shook of Bloomville and Brette Stockmaster of Attica.

OPC to offer scholarships

Ohio Pork Council is accepting applications for three scholarships to college students involved in the pork industry.

The OPC administers the Ohio Pork Council Women and Dick Isler scholarships.

The deadline to apply is Saturday.

To obtain a scholarship form, visit

TU professor joins Fulbright program

Perry Hann, professor of marketing at Tiffin University, has been chosen to participate in the Fulbright Specialist Program.

Haan is to spend five weeks over the summer at Kings College in Nepal, where he would work with faculty by consulting with local entrepreneurs and writing case studies about the entrepreneurs. Haan also is to be a guest lecturer in the school’s undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship classes on Kathmandu.

Boosters host raffle

Tiffin Columbian Athletic Boosters are to host a reverse raffle 6-11 p.m. Saturday at Camden Falls.

Tickets are $65, which gets you into the raffle and includes appetizers for two people.

Prizes include $3,000, $1,000, $500 and a 43-inch television.

There also are to be other games and gift-baskets to raffle off.

For more information, call (419) 448-5224.

NCOESC to host autism program

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center is to host Pathways through Autism 5-8 p.m. Thursday at 928 W. Market St.

The event is designed for parents to obtain information to help navigate through each stage of life on the road of autism. The program offers parents direct interaction with local providers who work in the field of autism spectrum disorders.

Several speakers are to conduct breakout sessions to discuss important issues that parents, teachers and students face. Topics include, sensory and feeding issues, structured teaching, puberty and sex education, autism and law enforcement, project play and social skills.

Agencies that are to be on-site to answer questions and provide information include NCOESC, Seneca Autism Learning and Support Association, Parent Mentors, Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Autism Society of Northwest Ohio, Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence, Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, Help Me Grow, Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services, Seneca Mentoring Youth Links, Family and Children First Council, Wrap Around and Tiffin-Seneca United Way.

For more information, call (419) 618-0687 or email

NCOESC to host student leadership summit

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center is to host Student Leadership & Empowerment Summit May 15 and 16 at Tiffin University.

The summit includes an overview of “The Leader In Me” Franklin Covey’s whole school transformation process. The process teachers 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.

Those interested in attending can visit or call (419) 447-2927.

Fostoria to offer open enrollment

FOSTORIA – Fostoria City Schools are to begin accepting applications for students wishing to enroll in Longfellow Elementary, Riley Elementary, Fostoria Intermediate Elementary or Fostoria Junior/Senior High Schools for 2017-2017 school year.

The open enrollment program is in conjunction with other Ohio districts.

Applications are available at all of the school starting Monday. Applications are to be returned to any school May 1-31. No applications are to be accepted prior to May 1.

Requests are to be acted upon by June 15.

For questions or information, call (419) 436-4100.

Tiell donates finance curriculum

Tiell Financial Group is donating Ramsey Solutions’ “Foundations in Personal Finance” curriculum to Hopewell-Loudon High School.

Personal finance expert Dave Ramsey created the curriculum as an easy to use, turn-key school curriculum that teaches students the value of saving, spending and giving to guide them down the path of financial literacy.

Seneca breeders win at beef expo

MARYSVILLE – Breeders John and Jamie King, Kingsway Angus, Tiffin, were recognized during the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Best of the Buckeye junior show at the Ohio Beef Expo March 19.

More than 220 head of cattle nominated by youth and breeders were represented.

Kingsway Angus won as breeder for Champion Angus Heifer, exhibitor Justin Siefker of Delphos, total premium $500; and Third Overall Angus Heifer, exhibitor Alyson Simpson, West Union, total premium $175.

The program recognizes top Ohio-bred-, born and registered calves, along with the breeder and exhibitor, in each breed division at the two shows. Best of the Buckeye provides Ohio seedstock breeders with an enhanced marketing opportunity for Ohio bred, born and registered steers and heifers, creates a source of more moderately priced show steers and heifers by providing a program with awards and prestige, and attracts new participants interested in showing at the Ohio Beef Expo and/or the Ohio State Fair.

Credit Union hosts annual meeting

Your Legacy Federal Credit Union had its annual membership meeting March 28 at Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center with 87 members in attendance. The credit union celebrates its 65th anniversary in 2017.

Board Chair Lee Martin said the organization provides members with friendly staff, low loan rates, high deposit rates, and low fees compared to other financial institutions.

President/CEO Rick Budde reported strong financial performance in 2016. Shares (deposits), loans, total assets, net income, net worth and membership all performed satisfactorily.

Tiffin home care earns top rating

Mercy Health – Tiffin Home Care received a 5-Star rating for Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings.

Rating reflect how home health agencies’ scores compare on measurements of their quality of patient care performance. A star rating higher than three means an HHA performed better than average on the measured care practices and outcomes compared to other HHAs.

Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings are determined by timely start of care, drug education on all medications provided, flu vaccine received, improvement in ambulation, improvement in bed transferring, improvement in bathing, improvement in pain interfering with activity, improvement in shortness of breath and acute care hospitalization.

With Mercy Health – Tiffin Home Care, the only other local HHA to receive five stars was Med 1 Care in Findlay.

“I am very proud of the staff and physicians of Mercy Health – Tiffin Home Care,” said Lynn Detterman, president Toledo rural market. “We remain persistent and dedicated to delivering the best care to our patients and receiving this 5 star rating only solidifies our continued commitment to fulfilling the Mercy Health mission.”

With more than 34,000 employees, Mercy Health operates more than 250 health facilities, including 23 hospitals, eight senior living communities, five hospice programs and eight home health agencies as well as Mercy Health Life Flight Network and Mercy College.