Sunday announcements, May 14

Next trivia night scheduled

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. and Reino’s Pizza and Pasta are to partner to host “Trivia Night in Downtown Tiffin” 7-8:30 p.m. May 22 at Reino’s Party Room.

The event is hosted by Tiffin Middle School history teacher Ben Gillig.

Families of all ages are invited to compete in four rounds of general trivia questions. Answers are to be judged by local celebrities.

Space is limited.

To sign up a team, call (419) 447-3751 or visit

Volunteers needed for reading program

The junior department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is in need of volunteers to help with the summer reading program, “Reading Builds a Better World.”

Volunteers who have completed the seventh grade through adults are asked to work about two hours once a week, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Volunteers are needed to help register children in the summer reading program and give out prizes.

Those who wish to volunteer are to bring completed applications to the library May 26-June 3.

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

TU elects board members

James Kennedy, Diane Courtright McCloy and Ann Hunnicutt have been elected to Tiffin University’s Board of Trustees.

Kennedy has been president and CEO of the Ohio Mutual Insurance Group since 2003; McCloy has been a radio and television spokesperson for 25 years; and Hunnicutt is president, CEO and owner of Westwood Contractors, CFO and corporate secretary for Pembroke Construction Co., Inc., and owner and vice president of Interlock Paving Systems Inc.

Terra State launches new wireless network

FREMONT — Terra State Community College has invested in a new wireless network for its campus.

The University of Toledo IT department installed and configured the network through a contract with Terra State. The total investment in replacing the legacy network was around $133,000. The new network is to provide better coverage for Terra State staff and students. It also is to increase speed, allow for secure accounts and provide more levels of encryption.

A new feature is a “guest network” that is to allow people visiting Terra State to access the wireless network without having to sign in.

For more information, visit

Tiffin student presents research

DELAWARE — Emily Bishop of Tiffin was among the Ohio Wesleyan University students presenting original research or creative work at the university’s 2017 Student Symposium.

Owens announces board of trustees scholarship

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP — Owens Community College announced a new Board of Trustees Scholarship to replace the Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Academic Achievement Scholarship.

The new scholarship is to award $1,000 per semester, for up to four consecutive semesters. Students enrolling at Owens in the fall semester immediately after graduating high school in the Owens legal district, and who have a high school GPA of 3.7 or above, are eligible and may submit official high school transcripts on or after Jan. 1.

For more information and further criteria to apply for the scholarship, visit


Terra State recognizes employees

FREMONT — Terra State Community College recognized its employees at the annual Accolades banquet on May 8.

Retired employees, employment service and Circle of Excellence recipients were honored.

Those retiring include Amy Below, apprenticeship and industry training coordinator; Sister Patricia Carter, academic service center assistant director; Shirley Castillo, student activities center assistant; Jill Fick, public relations specialist; Brian Horn, landscape technician; Mary McCue, marketing and sales manager; Betty Saldusky, accounts payable specialist; and Thomas Shaffer, maintenance technician.

Service awards were given to those with milestone years of service. For five years, employees recognized include Amy Drongowski, assistant professor of business management; Latoya Jones, Neeley Center administrative assistant; Mary Keiser, accounts receivable specialist; Jessica Sanchez, bookstore specialist; Della Smith, custodial supervisor; John Smith, data entry specialist; and Bruce Wassung, physical therapy assistant program chair and director of clinical education. Recognized for 10 years of service, Nanci Kosanka, assistant vice president of administrative affairs. Recognized for 15 years of service, Revlen Nolen, maintenance technician II. Recognized for 20 years of service, Laureen Fisher, custodian and Sharla Shine, English professor. Recognized for 25 years of service, Pamella Aldrich, academic administrative assistant; Connie Reineck, custodian; and Ann Schabel, student records coordinator. Recognized for 30 years of service, Amy Below, apprentice and industry training coordinator; and Tim Kincaid, server systems administrator.

Matthew Eckel, humanities professor, received the Circle of Excellence award for adjunct faculty; Haley Crabtree, assistant professor of computer information technology, full-time faculty; John Smith, data entry specialist, support staff; and Elizabeth Sabel, associate dean of students, administrative/professionals.

National scholarship winner named

Corvin Mull of Belleuve recently was named as one of 2,500 merit scholars to win one of the National Merit Scholarship Corp.’s $2,500 scholarships.

NCA board to meet

North Central Academy Board is to meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center campus, 928 W. Market St.

NCOESC board to meet

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors is to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Tiffin campus, 928 W. Market St.

TCS program committee to meet

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

Students rank at math contest

Tiffin University hosted the 24th annual math tournament for local fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders Tuesday.

The top three students in each grade received a medal.

Students who were in the top-three placers and medal recipients include:

• Fourth-graders: Zach Shawberry of Tiffin, first place; Evan Combs of Old Fort, second place; and Jacke Newlove of Tiffin, third place.

• Fifth-graders: Dylan Beard of Tiffin, first place; Audra Miller of Old Fort, second place; and Lucas Kisabeth of Tiffin, third place.

• Sixth-graders: Dylan Stevens of Calvert, first place; Nick Palm of Calvert, second place; and Ashlynn Deats of Calvert, third place.

Buckeye Central FFA soils team places fourth in the nation

NEW WASHINGTON — Buckeye Central FFA had two teams of four students competing at the National Land and Range Judging Contest in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The homesite team consisting of Kendra Stahl, Mason Stahl, Makayla Aichholz and Jared Clark took fourth place in their division.

The land team consisting of McKennah Corfman, Brandon Mann, Madi Diesch and Alivia Niese placed 27.

The complete results of the two teams included Homesite Team placed fourth of 50 teams from 33 states. Mason Stahl 14th, Kendra Stahl 25th, Makayla Aichholz 35th and Jared Clark 116th out of 196 participants. The Land Team placed 27th of 92 teams from 33 states. Alivia Niese placed 60th, Madi Diesch placed 90th, Brandon Mann placed 112th and Kennah Corfman placed 153rd out of 363 participants.

Columbian senior wins scholarship

Shayla Thomas of Tiffin is one of 60 students across the country to receive the Make An Impact Scholarship from Modern Woodmen of America.

Middle school teacher earns award

The global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that Amy Dendinger, a reading intervention specialist at Tiffin Middle School, has been named a recipient of the 2017 180 Educator Awards, which recognizes five teachers across the United States for helping struggling students turn their lives around by building literacy skills.

Pvt. Eric N. Rochester

Pvt. Eric N. Rochester graduated May 3 from the U.S. Army basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. He is stationed at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Virginina for his advanced individual training to become a paralegal.

Rochester is the son of Bonita and Tom Rochester of Tiffin.