Sunday announcements, Aug. 20, 2017

Mathias promoted to lieutenant

The Findlay Police Department recently promoted Sgt. James Mathias to lieutenant. Mathias was sworn in Aug. 7 at Findlay Municipal Building by Mayor Lydia Mihalik. Mathias has been assigned to the special services division.

Mathias began his career with the Findlay Police Department 22 years ago. He was hired as a full-time officer in 1995 and assigned to the Patrol Division. Mathias was honored with the John Edward Semen Award for employee excellence from the city of Findlay in 2014. Mathias has served as a sergeant since January 2001 and also has served as a detective sergeant in the Hancock-METRICH Unit for more than four years.

Mathias is a graduate of New Riegel High School and Terra State Community College. He is the son of John and Betty Mathias of New Riegel. He and his wife, Tina, have two sons, Cory and Logan.

Teens can learn about journaling

The teen department of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Bullet Journaling Basics at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 31 in the Frost Kalnow Room, 77 Jefferson St.

Bullet journaling is a way to keep organized for the school year and for people who enjoy making lists. During the program, learn basic journaling tips and practice useful layouts to stay on track during the school year.

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

T-SPL bring back ‘Teen Tuesdays’

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Teen Tuesdays starting at 3 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Frost Kalnow Room, 77 Jefferson St.

The program is for teens in grades 6-12, who are invited to hangout with teen librarian Ashley Meece for games, snacks, crafts and more.

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

T-SPL to host ‘Little House’ event

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to welcome Judy Green to the library to present Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Story Behind the Stories to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the author of “Little House on the Prairie” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12.

Green is to bring Wilder and her stories to life through storytelling, facts about the real people behind the book characters, and photos and artifacts.

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

Upcoming events at Clyde library

CLYDE – The Clyde Public Library has announced upcoming events for the month of September.

The events, dates and times are:

• Knifty Knitters, 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 5 and 19.

• Inside the Hayes’ Whitehouse: A Loot at Victorian Times, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 7.

• Family movie night, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 8.

• Block Watch: Keeping Your Small Town Safe, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 14.

• Cookbook Club, noon-1 p.m. Sept. 14.

• Pilates @ the Library, 3-5 p.m. Sept. 18.

• Social Media Basics, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 18.

• Explore Bullet Journaling, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 19.

• Friends of the Library book dale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 23.

• Locked-In Readathon, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 29.

• La Tertulia: Clyde Public Library Spanish Club, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 30.

For information or to register for events, call (419) 547-7174 or email rachel.

Terra State board to meet

FREMONT – Terra State Community College Board of Trustees are to meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Building B, room 206, at the school, 2830 Napoleon Road.

Terra State to host alumni picnic

FREMONT – Terra State Community College is to host the second annual Alumni Picnic and Open House 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Ronald L. Neeley Conference and Hospitality Center.

All graduates, retired staff and professors and their families are invited.

The picnic is to offer food, including hamburgers, hot dogs and mac and cheese.

Tours of the campus, labs and classrooms will also be conducted.

To RSVP, call (419) 559-2261.

Terra State dean’s list

FREMONT – Terra State Community College has announced the dean’s list for the 2017 summer semester.

Local students on the list include Andrea Pappas of Clyde, Benjamin Rice of Burgoon and Jadon Yamber of New Riegel.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater graduate

WHITEWATE, Wis. – Alexa Frank of Tiffin has earned a master’s degree in education in professional development from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Heidelberg promotes three professors to deans

The new academic year at Heidelberg University has brought promotions in academic leadership for several senior faculty members, along with the restructuring of academic divisions into schools.

The changes represent the first major phase of Heidelberg’s new academic strategic action plan, Academic Strategic Initiatives for Improvement Plan.

In the first phase, three faculty members have been promoted to deans, including Bryan Smith, associate professor of chemistry to dean of the School of Natural Sciences & Allied Health; Julie O’Reilly, associate professor of communication and women’s and gender studies to dean of the School of Communication, Humanities, Social Sciences and Performing Arts; and Jo-Ann Lipford Sanders, associate dean and director of the Master of Arts in Counseling program to dean of the School of Education and Counseling.

Native to play sport at Baldwin Wallace

BEREA – Taylor Gimenez, of Attica, is to play volleyball at Baldwin Wallace University.

Gimenez is a graduate of Seneca East High School.

School supply lists available online

Parents from local schools have a new tool to use to access school’s supply lists on

Parents can find their child’s supply list and click over to pre-filled shopping carts on Target, Walmart, or Amazon to purchase items from the lists.

The site includes lists for Bridges Community Academy, Hopewell-Loudon Elementary, Krout 2-3 Elementary, New Riegel Elementary, New Riegel High School, Noble 4-5 Elementary, Old Fort High School, Tiffin Middle School and Washington K-1 Elementary.

Seneca East board moves meeting

ATTICA – Seneca East Board of Education has rescheduled its monthly meeting to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 in the board office.

TMS to host orientation

Tiffin Middle School has scheduled an orientation for incoming sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders new to the district for 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday.

For more information or questions, call (419) 447-3358.

Educational programs available

Classroom programs are available to teach students about natural resources and conservation through hands-on activities with the Seneca Conservation District.

Program topics include worms, butterflies, soil, rocks, water cycle, mammals and more.

Also offered are field trips to the Miller Conservation Farm, where students can hike the trails, take a hayride and learn about natural resources outside of the classroom.

For more information contact Kayla Moore, education coordinator, at

(419) 447-7073 or email

Adult education orientation dates set

Aspire classes are available for adults interested in improving basic skills, obtaining a GED or preparing to go to college.

Those interested into enrolling in classes are required to attend an orientation to set up goals, complete placement testing and develop an individual learning plan.

Upcoming orientation dates are:

• 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 5 and 7 at Vanguard Adult Workforce Development Center in Fremont.

• 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11 and 12 and 5 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13 at Ohio Means Jobs of Seneca County in Tiffin.

• 9 a.m. Oct. 2 and 4 and 5 p.m. Oct. 3 and 5 at Fostoria Learning Center.

• Open appointments can be made at Clyde Public Library, (419) 359-5907.

For more information or to schedule orientation, call (419) 334-6901, ext. 2703.

H-L announce Hall of Fame inductees

BASCOM – Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education has announced the 2017 members to Hopewell-Loudon Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony is to honor John Hoover, George and Judy Hossler, Sandra Rouser and David and Donna Uhlenhake.

The ceremony is to take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Chieftain Stadium.

Calvert Class of 1957 reunion

The 60th reunion of the Calvert Class of 1957 is to be at 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at T.J. Willie’s, with a buffet-style dinner.

Reservations are needed by Sept. 1 to Bernadette Smith at (419) 455-9565 or email at