Sunday announcements, Feb. 18

Leadership group announces event

Leadership Seneca County is hosting a Personal Communications Workshop 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday in the conference room of Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., 19 W. Market St., Suite C.

Those who attend are to learn about the new rules of communication etiquette. Kim Radison, of KKR Consult LLC., is to present the workshop.

Reservations are due Monday. To register, visit

FELC plans STEM-themed events

The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center educates more than 4,500 students and adult learners yearly in environmental education with short classes on- or off-site, day long field trips, week long summer camps and teacher trainings.

In November, the staff was trained in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curricula to take hands-on learning a step farther by representatives of Northwest Ohio STEM based at Bowling Green State University.

FELC is grateful to the White Family Charitable Fund of the Tiffin Community Foundation for helping provide STEM Science Days for youth. The next event is to take place Monday.

For more information on opportunities to partner with St. Francis Community, visit

Youth Leadership Sandusky County starts off year

There are 16 eighth-graders in this Sandusky County Youth Leadership Class of 2018.

Students come from the following schools: Bellevue, Bishop Hoffman, Clyde, Fremont, Gibsonburg, Margaretta, Old Fort and Woodmore.

Youth Leadership Sandusky County began its “Justice and Law” Session Feb. 12, at Sandusky County Emergency Management Agency with a presentation by EMA Director Lisa Kuelling. The students also heard from Sandusky County Sheriff Chris Hilton and State Highway Patrol Trooper M. Brent Meredith.

Superintendent Tim Grabenstetter of the Juvenile Justice Center then shared the history and purpose of the center with students, who also were provided lunch at the center. Director of Operations Dallas Leake discussed the JJC’s daily schedule and Sarah Lewis, program director, shared the educational opportunities at the center. The students then toured the facility with Officers Randi Fielding and Jill Warwick.

The next session is April 9 at Whirlpool Corp., 119 Birdseye St., Clyde.

T-SPL closed for Presidents’ Day

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St., is to be closed Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day.

The library will re-open Tuesday with regular hours.

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

Library board to meet

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library board of directors are to meet at noon Tuesday in the Junior Home Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

Teen board to meet

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s Teen Department is to host a Teen Advisory board meeting 4-5 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Frost Kalnow Room, 77 Jefferson St.

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join the group that will help in choosing teen activities at the library, suggest books, movies, music and games for the library to purchase.

Snacks are to be provided,

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

Adult book discussion group to gather

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s adult book discussion group, “Let’s Talk About It” is to meet at 10:30 a.m. March 1 in the Junior Home Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The group is to discuss “The Other Einstein” by Marie Benedict.

Copies of the book are available at the library for checkout.

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

Junior department plans playtime

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library junior department is to host “Playtime @ the Library” 10 a.m.-noon March 2 in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The program is hosted by Seneca County’s Ohio Early Intervention (formerly Help Me Grow). Toys and activities are to be offered to children ages 18 months to 5 years old, to interact with their caregivers.

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

Lego creations wanted at T-SPL

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Lego Saturday” 2-4 p.m. March 3 in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

Children and families of all ages are invited to build their own Lego creations with friends. The theme for March is constructing a face.

The library is to provide Duplo Blocks for children ages 2 to 4 years old and Legos for children ages 4 years old and older.

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

Sharpen writing skills at T-SPL

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the next Ink Well Writing Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 6 in the Kernan Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

All types of writers serious about sharpening their skills with review and critique by their peers are welcome to join. Participants are asked to submit writing samples to By Feb. 27.

MCL announces new fiction titles

SYCAMORE — Mohawk Community Library has announced the addition of new adult fiction titles.

Titles include “Death of an Honest Man” by M.C. Beaton, “Fifty Fifty” by James Patterson and “Sunburn” by Laura Lippman.

NCOESC board to meet

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tiffin campus, 928 W. Market St.

Carey hosting hall of fame ceremony

CAREY — Carey Exempted Village School District is to host a ceremony kicking-off the Legacy Lane Alumni Hall of Fame at 5 p.m. Friday.

Honored will be Mary Jo Kirkwood Cesarini (Class of 1940), Jackie Kirkwood Rickle (Class of 1946) and Michelle Rickle Bell (Class of 1968).

Honorary displays are to be unveiled.

Program to focus on reading

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, Parent Mentor Program and Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities is to present the program “All About Reading” 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 15 at NCOESC, 928 W. Market St.

The program is to be presented by Sandy Brickner, information specialist and trainer for the OCECD.

The training is designed for parents and will give an overview of the basic foundational steps needed to learn to read. Participants are to learn about the components of reading through discussion and hands-on activities, story-telling techniques and how to recognized if a child is having difficulty reading and what some of the warning signs of a possible disability are.

To register, call Sandy Hallett at (419) 447-2927 or email or Paula Frey at (419) 294-3445 or

V-S annual fish fry schedule set

Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers have announced the schedule for its annual fish fries.

Events are planned 4-7 p.m. Friday and March 2 and 16 at Sentinel, 793 E. TR 201.

The fish fries are fundraisers for the electrical trades and culinary arts and hospitality management programs.

Proceeds are to be used for equipment purchases, student participation in career technical service organizations and scholarship/program awards.

Menu includes breaded pollock, homemade coleslaw, baked potatoes, deep fried sides, grilled cheese and tomato soup. Lemonade, coffee and water are to be included in the ticket price.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and children younger than 12 years old are $5.

Takeout also is available.

Buckeye Central FFA Alumni to host meal

NEW WASHINGTON — Buckeye Central FFA Alumni is to host its annual pulled pork meal 5-7 p.m. Saturday in the Buckeye Central Cafeteria, 938 S. Kibler St., New Washington.

The meal consists of a hearty pulled pork sandwich, au gratin potatoes, green beans, cole slaw or applesauce, ice cream, cookies and drinks.

Tickets are on sale now through any FFA member or you can purchase tickets at the door.

Take out orders will be available.

During the meal, 50/50 tickets are to be sold and winners will be pulled every 30 minutes starting at 5:30 p.m. The National Qualifying Soil Judging Team also is to auction off 16 pies to raise money for a trip to Oklahoma City in May.

Terra State to host annual job fair

FREMONT — Terra State Community College is to host its annual Spring Job Fair 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 6 in the Student Activity Center.

There are expected to be 75-100 employers. Types of businesses participating are industrial, agricultural, HVAC, financial services, hospitality, medical, telecommunication and law enforcement/security.

TU announces FORE Fun in Florida event

Tiffin University’s Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations is to host the fifth annual FORE Fun in Florida golf outing scramble and social event 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Majestic Golf Club, 350 Homestead Road S, Lehigh Acres, Florida.

The event is open to all TU alumni, family and friends, including Tiffin and Seneca County residents.

Cost is $55 per person and includes golf beginning at 1 p.m. and the social event 6-8 p.m. in the club house.

To register, visit

For more information, call Lori Bentz, director of Annual Giving at (567) 268-6022 or email

Capital provost list

BEXLEY — Capital University announced the 2017 fall provost list recipients.

Local students who made the list include Kaleigh Abbot and Allison Huss, both of Tiffin, and Ashley Cano of Upper Sandusky.

CU president’s list

BEXLEY — Capital University announced the 2017 fall semester president’s list recipients.

Local students who made the list include Dakota Conley of Carey; Zoe Garber of Upper Sandusky; Seth Martin of Attica; Zella Stull of Tiffin; and Hunter Weidner of Fostoria.

Capital University dean’s list

BEXLEY — Abby Clouse of Carey has been named to the 2017 fall semester dean’s list at Capital University.

John Carroll dean’s list

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS — John Carroll University announced the fall 2017 dean’s list recipients.

Local students who made the list include Elizabeth Weaver and Emily Weaver, both of Carey, and Sara Gier of Upper Sandusky.

UF students awarded scholarships

FINDLAY — Students at the University of Findlay were awarded endowed scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.

Local students include Hayley Apple of Fostoria, awarded the VanSweringen Memorial Scholarship; Robert Book of Upper Sandusky, awarded the Jeremy L. Pemberton ’96 Scholarship; Laura Campbell of Fostoria, awarded the Jesse Snavely Scholarship; Maria Faber of Fostoria, awarded the Dr. Jean C. Nye Music Scholarship; Madison Gilliland of Fostoria, awarded the BP Foundation Operating Scholarship; Devin Hatter of Fostoria, awarded the Russel and Peg Armstrong Business Scholarship, Hazel and Bert Miller Scholarship Endowment Fund, Harry M. Kirk Memorial Scholarship, James I. Poole Scholarship, John W. and Hester Powell Grimm Business Scholarship, Jonathan Binder ’11 Scholarship and the Town & Campus Operating Scholarship; Spencer Hemminger of New Riegel, awarded the Howard and Carolyn Marvin Scholarship; Zach Kalafsky of Tiffin, awarded the Dean C. A. Morey Scholarship; Kayla Magrum of Tiffin, awarded the Professor Harold Newhard Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund and the I. N. Heminger Scholarship; Samantha Miller of Fostoria, awarded the Steven J. Klein ’95 Memorial Pre-Veterinary Scholarship; Heidi Moore of Upper Sandusky, awarded the Tennyson Guyer Memorial Fund; Kayla Reis-Kelly of Tiffin, awarded the Norma Dirmeyer Bibler Scholarship; Paige Roszman of Carey, awarded the James W. ’63 and Karis S. Woodward Female Veteran’s Scholarship Endowment Fund; Benson Schumacher of Fostoria, awarded the Heartlight Scholarship, Noah Widman of Tiffin, awarded the Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Local students join CAB organization

ASHLAND — Ashland University announced the students how have been named members of CAB.

Local students who are part of the organization include Olivia Bosse and Samantha Krintzline, both of Tiffin, and Ashley Carter of Green Springs.

Clyde native member of Interfraternity Council at Ashland

ASHLAND — Keagan Frey of Clyde has been named a member of Ashland University’s Interfraternity Council.

Bradner student to perform in wind ensemble

ANGOLA, Ind. — Ivy Rubel of Bradner is to perform during the Trine University Wind Ensemble, “Music For a Winter’s Afternoon” at 3 p.m. Feb. 25.

Ballreich’s featured in trade magazine

Ballreich Bros. Inc. was featured with a cover story in the February 2018 issue of QA.

The story, “At Ballreich’s, Smallness Is a Strength,” was written by QA editor Lisa Lupo.

According to its website, for more than a decade, QA magazine has brought its readers in-depth coverage of industry regulation, along with practical applications and best practices in food safety, quality assurance and food defense.

For more information, visit