Sunday announcements, Nov. 26

Red Cross awards volunteers

American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter hosted its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner and annual meeting at Marion Technical College Nov. 16.

Local award winners included Tom Miller and George Whitmer of Seneca County, who each earned the Blood Services Dedicated Volunteer Award, and Paul Grygier and Joanne Gilmore, both of Upper Sandusky, who earned the Disaster Preparedness and Response Volunteer Award.

Print from T-SPL wherever you are

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to offer PrinterOn, a mobile printing solution that allows patrons to use the library’s public printers without having to be in the building.

Submit documents or photos for printing from any internet-connected device, no matter location. Then come to the library within 48 hours to release and pick up your document at the library tech center.

To access the program, visit and click the PrinterOn icon.

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

Learn about holiday traditions at library

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host an international discussion on “Holiday Traditions Around the World” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

Guest presenters from Australia, Brazil, German, Kenya, Mexico and the Philippines are to be on-hand to talk about traditions in their home countries.

The event is sponsored by the library, the International Cultural Center, International Affairs and Studies at Heidelberg University and International Admissions and Student Services at Tiffin University.

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

Play at T-SPL Friday

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library junior department is to host “Playtime @ the Library” 10 a.m.-noon Friday in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The program is to be presented by Seneca County’s Help Me Grow. Toys and activities are to be provided to children ages 18 months to five years old.

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

T-SPL to host ‘Smash Bros.’ tourney

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s teen department are to host a “Super Smash Bros.” tournament 3-5 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The tournament is to feature round-robin style gameplay of the WiiU game “Super Smash Bros.” Teens are to earn points and win prizes.

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

Mystery book group to meet

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host book discussion group “Seneca County Sleuths” at 10 a.m. Dec. 12 in the Junior Home Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The book to be discussed is “Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore” by Matthew Sullivan.

Copies of the book are available at the library.

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

Bouncing Babies program planned

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced the next date for Bouncing Babies for 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The program features stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays. Parents or caregivers and babes, ages birth to 18 months old, are asked to sign up for one session of language enrichment activities, starting Dec. 5.

For information or to register, email or call (419) 447-3751.

Clyde library announces December events

CLYDE – Clyde Public Library has announced upcoming events to take place throughout the month of December.

The schedule of events is:

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

• Cookie Cutter Club, 1-2 p.m. Dec. 6.

• Let’s Get Trivial: ’80s Trivia Night, 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 7.

• Cookbook Club, noon-1 p.m. Dec. 14.

• Yoga with Mindy Brown, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 14.

• Family Movie Matinee, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 22.

• Totally Radical ’80s Time Travel Adventure, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 21 and 28.

• Pilates @ The Library, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Mondays throughout December.

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

TCS board to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafetorium of the Tiffin Middle School, located at 103 Shepherd Drive.

TCS BAC to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education Business Advisory Council is to meet at 8 a.m. Thursday at Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital, 45 St. Lawrence Drive.

Lakota board to meet

KANSAS – Lakota Board of Education is to meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 in the staff dining room of the school, 5200 CR 13.

NR board seeking to fill board seat

NEW RIEGEL – New Riegel Board of Education is seeking to fill a two-year term on the board of education starting in January.

The interested applicant must be a district resident, at least 18 years old and a registered voter.

To be considered, contact Board President Scott Hohman at or Superintendent David Rombach at (419) 595-2265 by Dec. 15.

Aspire classes accepting students

Aspire classes are available for adults interested in improving basic skills, obtaining a GED or preparing to go to college through the Vanguard-Sentinel Aspire program.

Those wishing to enroll are to attend a two-hour orientation to set goals, complete placement testing and develop an individualized learning plan.

Orientation dates are:

• 9 a.m. Dec. 4 and 6 and at 5 p.m. Dec. 5 and 7 at the Fostoria Learning Center.

• 9 a.m. or 5 p.m. Dec. 5 and 7 at the Fremont Vanguard Adult Workforce Development Center.

• Call the Clyde Public Library to make an appointment at (419) 359-5907.

For more information or to set up an orientation time, call (419) 334-6901, ext. 2703.

MHRSB announces stipend recipients

Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties has announced the winners of the Seneca County Marisa Erin Paulus Prevention stipend.

Winners include the North Central Academy Bully Busters, awarded $3,000 for their project which will consist with three public service announcements to address substance abuse as well as to promote their Lunch and Learning activity; and Hopewell-Loudon Schools’ Students for Change program, awarded $1,500, to be used for their community night Chieftains for Change that will allow students, parents and community members to increase their awareness of substance abuse in the community and improve communications within families.

The purpose of the stipend is to plan and implement youth, parent and community education projects about the negative effects of alcohol and other drugs; to raise awareness on social norms, local conditions and emerging trends; and to encourage youth to take community action.

Industrial Electrical program enrolling

FOSTORIA – The Industrial Electric Pre-Apprenticeship Rapid-Start program is enrolling for classes, starting Nov. 27.

The program offers fast-track training, paid internships and industry-recognized credentials in the industrial electrical trades. Students are to learn through a combination of classroom coursework, hands-on training and paid on-the-job experience.

The program is a partnership of Fostoria Learning Center, Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. – Northern Ohio Chapter and WSOS Community Action Commission.

Those interested in enrolling are to call (419) 333-4012.

TCS financials available for review

The basic financial statements of the Tiffin City School District for the fiscal year that ended June 30 have been completed and are available for public inspection at the office of the treasurer, 244 S. Monroe St.

Columbian Changemakers raise funds

The Changemakers, a student-led organization at Tiffin Columbian High School, hosted a collection drive to support The Morrison House, titled “Making a House ‘MORR’ of a Home.”

Students placed 20 collection totes throughout Tiffin that collected more than 1,160 items to go to families living in the facility, along with helping maintain the property.

Terra State board to meet

FREMONT – Terra State Community College Board of Trustees is to meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday at The Garrison.

Mercy College awards 2017-18 scholarships

TOLEDO – Mercy College of Ohio has announced scholarship award recipients for the 2017-18 academic year.

Local students who were awarded scholarships include Amber Gonyer of Bradner, Lloyd L. and Sarah Jane Casteel Scholarship and the Transfer Student Scholarship; Brittany Cole of Tiffin, Transfer Student Scholarship; Briana Ringenbach of Tiffin, Mercy College Auxiliary Scholarship; and Lauren Racheter of Upper Sandusky, Fifth Third Bank Scholarship.

Ashland names club members

ASHLAND – Ashley Carter of Green Springs and Julia Hohman of Tiffin were named to the criminal justice club at Ashland University.

Fostoria student performs

FINDLAY – Ryan Bush of Fostoria recently participated in the University of Findlay’s theatre production of “Antigone.”

Bush performed the role of Haemon in the Sophocles’ classic play by French playwright Jean Anouilh.

Terra State, WSOS partner

FREMONT – Terra State Community College and WSOS have come together in a partnership made possible by a U.S. Department of Labor grant and the first cohort recently completed coursework leading to a 100 percent job placement.

WSOS in Fremont received a $6.1 million Ready To Work grant through the U.S. Department of Labor three years ago.

WSOS and Terra State created a certification curriculum in the mechatronics integrated trades. WSOS recruited students who are to earn a Terra State certificate in less than 10 months. Following the 16-weeks, WSOS worked to set up internships through local businesses. Businesses included ArtiFlex of Clyde, Amcor Rigid Plastics of Bellevue, Crown Battery of Clyde, Style Crest of Fremont, Evergreen Plastics of Clyde and ABC INOAC Exterior Systems of Fremont.

There now are two cohorts in the mechatronics integrated trades program. WSOS also has students participating in the welding, HVAC, medical office assistant, pharmacy technician, ITT computers and nursing programs at Terra State.

For more information about the Ready To Work initiative, call Angela Long at (419) 333-4012 or email aclong@wsos; or the Terra State admissions office at (419) 559-2349 or

Genealogical society to meet

Wood County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Wood County District Public Library meeting room.

The business meeting is to begin at 6:30 p.m. The program is to be “New Names for Old Diseases and Home Remedies,” with the program committee in charge. There is to be the annual cookie exchange along with a white elephant gift exchange.

For more information, call (419) 352-3303.