Sunday announcements, April 1

Fundraiser planned for Project Lifesaver

Seneca County Lions clubs are to host a super raffle and dinner fundraiser April 7 at Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center, 2460 SR 231, to support Project Lifesaver. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and serving starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per couple or $15 per individual and include the buyer’s choice of a pork or chicken dinner. There also are to be door prizes and chances to win one of at least 30 prize baskets ranging in value from $50-$100.

Lions Clubs in Seneca County have been working together for a few years to start a Project Lifesaver program in Seneca County. Project Lifesaver provides equipment and training to assist in finding people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or developmental disabilities that may wander from home. These clients each wear a transmitter and the sheriff’s office then has the base equipment to locate anyone wearing the device if they should become lost. Local law enforcement and rescue personnel have been adding to their supply of equipment and steadily adding clients to the program.

The program is funded through donations and does not use taxpayer money.

All Seneca County Lions Clubs are selling tickets, or call Cindy Beat at (419) 937-7543 to purchase tickets or support the project. Tickets also are to be sold at the door.

Baby program goes weekly in April

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library program Bouncing Babies is to meet at 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and April 10, 17 and 24 at the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The program features stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays.

Parents or caregivers of babies – ages birth to 18 months old – are asked to sign up for one or all sessions of language enrichment activities at least one day in advance.

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

Book group to meet

The adult book discussion group Let’s Talk About It is to meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Junior Home room of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St.

The group is to discuss “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann.

Copies of the book are available at the library.

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

Preschool story times set

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host preschool story time for children ages 3-6.

Sessions scheduled at 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Thursday and April 12, 19 and 26 in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The program features stories, poems, songs, finger plays, crafts and more.

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

Play with Legos at the library

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

The theme for April is to construct a face.

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

Playtime program planned at TSPL

Junior Department at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Playtime @ the Library 10 a.m.-noon Friday in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

Hosted with Seneca County’s Ohio Early Intervention – formerly Help Me Grow – the program is to offer toys and activities to children ages 18 months to 5 years old.

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

Knitters to gather

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Open Knitting (and Crocheting) for Knitters 1:30-3:30 p.m. April 8, 15, 22 and 29 in the Junior Home Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

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

Mystery book group to have discussion

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s mystery book group Seneca County Sleuths is to meet at 10 a.m. April 10 in the Junior Home Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The book to be discussed is “Still Life” by Louise Penny.

Copies of the book are available at the information desk for check out.

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

Teens to make crafts at TSPL

The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Craftastic for teens at 3:30 p.m. April 12 in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

Teens in grades 6-12 are to paint piggy banks to take home in celebration of Money Smart Week.

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

Seneca Re-Ads lead craft program

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Get Crafty @ Your Library with the Seneca Re-Ads at 10:30 a.m. April 13 in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The craft for April is making Hyacinth paper flowers.

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

Cook book club goes Asian

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Cook by the Book Cooking Club at 6:30 p.m. April 17 in the Kernan Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

April’s theme is Asian food.

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

Clyde announces April events

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

The event schedule is as follows:

• Knifty Knitters, 9 a.m. Tuesday.

• Cookbook Club, noon-1 p.m. April 12.

• DIY Coffee Cozies, 6:30 p.m. April 12.

• Cookie Cutter Club, 1 p.m. April 11.

• Red Cross Blood Drive, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. April 13.

• Family Movie Knight, 6 p.m. April 13.

• Knifty Knitters @ Eden Springs, 9 a.m. April 17.

• Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9 a.m. April 20 and 21.

• Pilates @ The Library, 9:15 a.m. Mondays.

MCL announces new titles

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Community Library has announced the release of new adult fiction titles into its circulation.

Titles include, “The River House” by Carla Neggers, “Red Alert” by James Patterson, “How the Cowboy Was Won” by Lori Wilde, “Hero’s Return” by B.J. Daniels, “Claimed” by Alexa Riley, “The Undercover Billionaire” by Jackie Ashenden, “Truth or Dare” by Fern Michaels.

Old Fort accepting open enrollment applications

OLD FORT – Old Fort Local School District is accepting inter-district open enrollment applications for the 2018-19 school year April 3-May 1.

Applications are available in the elementary and high school offices. New this year, applications also can be submitted on the Old Fort Schools website at

Old Fort offers grades kindergarten-12, with all-day, every day options for kindergarten.

For more information call the elementary office at (419) 986-5166 or high school office at (419) 992-4291.

NCA gets clean audit

COLUMBUS – North Central Academy received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report, according to a news release from Auditor of Sate Dave Yost.

Bloomville Lions offer scholarship

Applications are available for the Bloomville Lions Jim Newlove and Evelyn and Jerry Lutz Memorial Scholarship at area high schools. The application also is on file at Bliss Memorial Public Library, 20 S. Marion St., Bloomville. An electronic copy of the application can be requested by emailing

There are five $750 scholarships available to high school seniors residing in Bloomville and Bloom Township. Applications need to be returned to scholarship representative Clint Lease by April 30.

Terra to offer new certificate

FREMONT – Starting with the fall 2018 semester, Terra State Community College is to offer a mechatronics certification at the Fostoria Learning Center.

The certification is one of the college’s state-approved certificate programs, which also prepares students to take the FANUC certification credential exams.

The certificate prepares students for industrial automation in applications positions, as well as service type positions. Students use robotics with programmable controllers and conventional control systems to solve problems in an industrial flexible manufacturing laboratory.

The Fostoria Learning Center is to host an open house 4-6 p.m. Thursday.

For more information, call (419) 408-5540 or email

Palmer College dean’s list

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Julian Pelfrey of Upper Sandusky has been named to the 2017 fall semester dean’s list at Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Marion Technical College names foundation director

MARION – Marion Technical College has announced Michael Stuckey as the new director of the Marion Technical College Foundation.

Stuckey has more than 20 years of experience with fundraising and community involvement. He recently served as the dean of student services and, prior to that position, he served as the director of the student resource center.

Stuckey also is on the community boards of the Marion Palace Theatre, the Marion Noon Kiwanis, the Crawford-Marion ADAMH Board, Marion Goodwill Industries and the YMCA.

UF announces internships

FINDLAY – Geremy Taylor of Fostoria has received an internship as a technical support specialist for The Mennel Milling Co.

Tiffin native honored

DELAWARE – Ohio Wesleyan University honored outstanding members of its Greek community at the 2018 Greek Awards.

Among the winners, Ben Arnold of Tiffin was honored for induction into the Order of Omega Greek leadership honor society. He is also a member of Chi Phi.

Clyde native joins track, field team

ASHLAND – Paula Wollenslegel of Clyde has been named a member of Ashland University Track and Field team.

Bradner native to perform

ANGOLA, Ind. – Ivy Rubel of Bradner has been named to the cast of Trine University Drama Club’s production of “6 Short Plays.”

Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

Insurance agent earns top honor

Aaron J. Howell, an American Family Insurance agent in Tiffin, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer service under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

“Providing our valued customers with an exceptional service experience is at the heart of everything we do,” said Ann Hamilton, American Family Insurance customer experience vice president. “As recipients of the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification, this select group of agents has earned the highest praise from our customers for consistently providing the outstanding service our customers expect, and deserve.”

The distinction was determined through an evaluation process conducted under guidelines established through the company’s American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. The process includes customer satisfaction surveys, which measure customers’ overall experience with their current American Family agent.

Howell has been an agent for American Family Insurance since February 2009. His agency is located at 141 S. Monroe St.

Superior among best-performing credit unions

LIMA – Superior Credit Union, based in Lima, was named the No. 4 Best-Performing Credit Union in the U.S., according to S&P Global Market Intelligence 2017’s 50 best-performing credit unions.

According to a news release, no other credit unions in the top ten had assets of less than $1 billion – and only one other Ohio credit Union was ranked in the top 50. Superior’s asset size grew from $663 million to $820 million in 2017.

S&P Global Market Intelligence ranked the nation’s credit unions using five core financial performance metrics: member growth, market growth, operating expense as a percentage of operating revenue, net charge-off s as a percentage of average loans, and delinquent loans as a percentage of total loans. To be eligible for the ranking, a credit union had to report more than $500 million in total assets and a net worth ratio of at least 7 percent as of Dec. 31. Based on these criteria, 538 credit unions qualified for the ranking.

“Superior is proud to be ranked in the Top 10 for the third consecutive year,” said Phil Buell, president and CEO of Superior Credit Union. “We feel that it represents our commitment to the cooperative principles of our organization. We strive to make sound financial decisions that will benefit our members and the communities that we serve.”