Sunday announcements, Aug. 13

Old Fort Board to meet

OLD FORT – Old Fort Board of Education is to meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the High School library, 7635 N. CR 51.

TCS wellness group to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education’s Wellness Committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Administration Building in the conference room, 244 S. Monroe St.

NCA board to meet

North Central Academy Board is to meet at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 24 at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 E. Market St.

TCS announces annual meal program policy

Tiffin City Schools has announced its 2017-18 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full amount of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program.

Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines is used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the guidelines are eligible for free and reduced-priced meals or free milk if the school participates in the Special Milk program.

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

Households which currently receive Special Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits or Ohio Works First funds for a child are to provide the child’s name, the SNAP or OWF case number and a signature of an adult household member on the application. Those who do not receive assistant through these programs are to provide the names of all household members, the last four digits of the Social Security number of the adult signing the application, the amount and source of income by each household member and the signature of an adult household member.

Missing information will result in the school being unable to process the application.

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

Under the provision of the policy, Jan Bear, food service director, is to review the applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian disagrees with the decision, the decision may be discussed with the determining official.

For more information, call the school at (419) 447-5768.

Calvert announces annual meal program policy

Calvert Catholic Schools has announced its 2017-18 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full amount of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program.

Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines is used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the guidelines are eligible for free and reduced-priced meals or free milk if the school participates in the Special Milk program.

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

Households which currently receive Special Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits or Ohio Works First funds for a child are to provide the child’s name, the SNAP or OWF case number and a signature of an adult household member on the application. Those who do not receive assistant through these programs are to provide the names of all household members, the last four digits of the Social Security number of the adult signing the application, the amount and source of income by each household member and the signature of an adult household member.

Missing information will result in the school being unable to process the application.

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

Under the provision of the policy, Robbin Ewald, at 152 Madison St., is to review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian disagrees with the decision, the decision may be discussed with the determining official.

For more information, call the school at (419) 447-3844.

Owens adds program

PERRYSBURG – Owens Community College is adding a Community and Family Service program.

Students are required to take 63 credit hours to earn an associate of applied science degree, which is to be offered at the Toledo and Findlay campuses.

Workers in this field are to have specific and intentional roles in the following four activities: promote and enhance the parent-child relationship, engage parents in discussions about their child’s growth and development, encourage parents’ involvement in the education of their child; and facilitate the delivery of services to children and families through collaboration with community partners.

Graduates are to find employment with Early Head Start and Head Start or similar community agencies as a family advocate, home visitor, family service worker or family educator.

For more information, visit www.owens.edu or call (567) 661-7283.

TU to offer chamber tuition discount

Employees who work for organizations or companies that are members of the Perrysburg Area Chamber of Commerce have an incentive to pursue higher education through Tiffin University.

The university is offering a $200 per-credit-hour discount for Tiffin campus undergraduate programs and a $100 per-credit-hour discount for graduate degree programs, online and off-campus bachelor’s degree programs.

Employees would be required to meet the academic requirements, be accepted for admission at TU and enroll in courses. The tuition discount is to remain in place until students transfer to another college, graduate or withdraw from TU.

For information, visit www.tiffin.edu/perrysburg.

Wooster dean’s list

WOOSTER – Kevin Miller of Tiffin has been named to the 2017 spring semester dean’s list at The College of Wooster.

Mercy College honor’s list

TOLEDO – Mercy College of Ohio has announced the students who have been named to the 2017 spring semester honor’s list.

Local students who made the list include Tracy Bordner of Attica; Chelsea Chako and Marci Yarbrough, both of Fostoria; Nicole Hanlon of New Washington; and Melissa Lang of Tiffin.

Tiffin resident honored at Kent

KENT – Kent State University Alumni Association has recognized Marisa Stephens of Tiffin with the Golden Flash Award.

Stephens is to graduate in the spring of 2018 with a bachelor’s degree of business administration in managerial marketing.

The Golden Flash award honors a Kent State student who promotes Kent State University spirit, pride and tradition.

Stephens is a resident assistant while serving as president of Kent Student Ambassadors. She has had other leadership opportunities, serving on Kent Interhall Council, College of Business Administration Career Services Advisory Council and Beta Gamma Sigma.

Tiffin Eagles award scholarships

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Tiffin Aerie No. 402 and the Eagles Auxiliary No. 402 have announced the winners of the annual Outstanding Young Scholar Awards.

The 2017 winners are Dustin Digbly of Columbian High School, Harold Shuff Scholarship, $3,000; Emily Bogard of Columbian High School, Tom Lynch Memorial Scholarship, $3,000; Trey Hossler of Old Fort High School, Richard “Dick” Shuff Memorial Scholarship, $3,000; and Alaina Gosche of Hopewell-Loudon High School, Sarah Welty Memorial Scholarship, $3,000.

Assistant professor appointed by ACBSP

Kristina Collins, assistant professor of management at Tiffin University, was appointed to a three-year term as a member of the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners for the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

The ACBSP is the only global accrediting body to accredit business, accounting and business-related programs at all degree levels.

Collins has been an active member of ACBSP for years. She has held leadership positions in the Great Lakes Council of Business Schools and Programs in Region 4 from 2014-17 and as vice chair and secretary prior to that.

She was lead planner for the ACBSP Region 4 Conference in 2015 at Tiffin University and has been the co-champion at Tiffin University since 2015. She has been an accreditation peer evaluator since 2013, serving on several domestic and international site visits including Mongolia, Spain and Switzerland; and has served as a mentor since 2016. Collins served as a member of the ACBSP Global Business Education Committee 2014-17 and on the Nominating Committee for the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners.

Old Fort celebrates milestone

The Old Fort Banking Co. celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2017.

“Over the past century, we have learned that our communities are the cornerstone to our success and our longevity. We know that it is not just about the way we bank, but the way we live…and that is why the concept of “Hometown” means so much to all of us,” said Eric Willman, vice president of retail administration.

“At the heart of all we do, we strive to improve our communities, not only by providing the services and products that simplify banking, but by working outside the bank to do what we can to improve our communities in other ways as well.”

In celebration of the bank’s 100th anniversary, Old Fort donated $100,000 to organizations that are doing great things in the communities they serve.

“We recognize that we would not be here 100 years if it were not for the support of the individuals and businesses in the communities we serve,” said Michael C. Spragg, Old Fort Bank president and CEO. “The decision to donate $100,000, in recognition of our 100th year anniversary, allows us to give back and extend our gratitude to those communities and lend a hand where help is needed.”

The Old Fort Banking Co. serves Allen, Greene, Hancock, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood Counties, with financial centers in Bettsville, Clyde, Findlay, Fostoria, Fremont, Old Fort, Tiffin and Sugarcreek Township.

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