Sunday announcements, July 16

Former dean goes to Mercy College

TOLEDO — Trevor Bates, former associate dean of health sciences, chair and program director of athletic training at Heidelberg University, has been named vice president of Academic Affairs and dean of faculty at Mercy College of Ohio.

Ohio Wesleyan graduates

DELAWARE — Ohio Wesleyan University has announced the class of 2017 spring, summer and fall graduates.

Local students who earned degrees include Allie Schumacher of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree, and Desiree Young of Upper Sandusky, bachelor’s degree.

University of Akron graduates

AKRON — University of Akron has announced the 2,994 graduates earning degrees for the spring 2017 semester.

Local students who earned degrees include Jeremy Mason of Bloomville, associate’s degree in mechanical engineering technology; Mariah Bloom of Clyde, master’s degree in physical education; Erin Gerber of Clyde, bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering; Madison Stuby of Fostoria, bachelor’s degree in food and environment nutrition; Taylor Kirian of New Riegel, bachelor of business administration degree in supply chain operations management; Joshua Jones of New Washington, bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering technology; Brendan Deats of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree in nursing; Tyler Schwartz of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering technology; and Leslie Flores of Upper Sandusky, bachelor’s degree in mass media-media production.

Writing club to meet

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library Ink Well Writing Club is to meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 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.

Participants are asked to submit writing samples to by July 25.

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

Celebrate reading success

The junior department of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a party in celebration of the success of the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at 10 a.m. Aug. 4 in the Frost Kalnow Room, 77 Jefferson St.

The program is to feature stories, songs, finger plays and more.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751.

Reading program finale planned

The teen department of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to conclude the summer reading program with an Escape Room Finale Party 5-7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 in the Frost Kalnow Room, 77 Jefferson St.

Groups of teens are to rely on communication, attention to detail and teamwork to solve puzzles and escape the room.

Pizza and ice cream are to be provided.

The program is open to any teen that participated in the summer reading program.

To register, call (419) 447-3751 or visit

TCS finance committee to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education’s Finance Committee is to meet at 5:15 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. July 18 at the Marion office, 333 W. Center St.

V-S recognizes local firms

FREMONT — Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Center’s Board of Education recently recognized four local companies for their support of the district.

Companies recognized included Motion Controls Robotics Inc., Valley Electric Co. of Fremont; National Machinery of Tiffin and Clouse Construction Co. of New Riegel.

The companies were honored as part of the Ohio School Boards Association’s 2017 Business Honor Roll program.

Clyde FFA members attend convention

CLYDE — Clyde FFA Chapter had 44 members attend the state FFA Convention in Columbus.

During the convention, FFA members participated in a career show, watched the finals of several career development events, discussed FFA activities and participated in leadership workshops.

Three members of the Clyde chapter — Dakota Kastor, Zach Frankart and Austin Walters — were awarded the State FFA Degree, the highest award a member can earn at the state level.

In June, 21 members of the Clyde chapter attended FFA Camp Muskingum, where members met the new state FAF officers.

Lakota announces reduced meal policy

KANSAS — Lakota Local Schools has announced the 2017-18 program year policy for free and reduced priced meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program.

The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines is used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines are eligible for free and reduced priced meals.

Application forms are to be distributed to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians. To apply, households are to fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional applications are available in the principal’s office in each school.

Households are to be notified of approval or denial of benefits.

Michelle Guzman, foodservice director, is to review applications and determine eligibility.

For more information or questions, contact Chad Coffman, superintendent, at (419) 986-6620.