Sunday announcements, April 23

Local group to sell geraniums

New Riegel Right to Life geranium sale is 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 4 and 9 a.m.-noon May 5 at 38 N. Perry St., New Riegel.

Colors include red, white, pink, fuchsia and salmon.

Pre-orders are requested at (419) 595-2793 to reserve orders.

Learn about herbs at T-SPL Monday

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Discover Culinary Herbs at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The event is to be presented by Rebecca White-Schooner from Schooner Farms. She is to discuss culinary and medicinal uses of herbs in cooking. Learn which herbs to use for health purposes as well as simple ways to incorporate herbs into your daily diet.

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

Anime group to meet Thursday

The teen department of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the Anime Club 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Junior Home room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

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

T-SPL book sale scheduled

Friends of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s annual book sale is to take place 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a bag sale ($2 of any sized bag of books) 1-4:30 p.m. April 29 in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

There is to be a special preview of the sale for Friends of the Library members only Thursday; memberships are to be available at the door.

MCL announces new fiction titles

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Community Library has announced new adult fiction titles to be added to their circulation.

Titles include “No One Ever Asked” by Katie Ganshert, “A Breath of Hope” by Lauraine Snelling, “Tart of Darkness” by Denise Swanson, “I’ve Got My Eyes On You” by Mary Higgins Clark, “After Anna” by Lisa Scottoline, “The Sixth Day” by Catherine Coulter, “Mornings on Main” by Jodi Thomas, “Shoot First” by Stuart Woods, “The Family Gathering” by Robyn Carr, “The First Family” by Michael Palmer, “Chaser” by Scott Kylie, “The Fallen” by David Baldacci and “Blind Betrayal” by Nancy Mehl.

T-SPL hosts ‘screen-free’ events

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to join thousands of schools, libraries and community groups nationwide to encourage millions of Americans to turn off televisions, smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles during Screen-Free Week, April 30-May 6.

The library will host special events each night:

• 6:30 p.m. April 30 the library is to host “Digital Detox: Family Edition.”

• 6:30 p.m. May 1, board games are to be scattered around the library for families to play.

• 6:30 p.m. May 2, crafts and coloring pages are to be available for all ages.

• 6:30 p.m. May 3, the library is to host “Are you smarter than a librarian?”

Other events include a story walk around the library, additional crafts, activities and more.

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

NCOESC board to meet Tuesday

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

Aspire classes accepting students

Vanguard-Sentinel Aspire program again is offering free classes to help adults improve their reading, math or writing skills, to prepare for a high school equivalency test and to get ready for college or an adult certificate training program.

Students are required to attend an orientation before enrollment into classes.

The next orientation dates are:

• 9 a.m. or 5 p.m. May 8 and 10 at Vanguard Adult Workforce Development Center.

• 9 a.m. May 14 and 16 at Ottawa County Resource Center.

• 5 p.m. May 15 and 17 at the Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton.

• 8:30 a.m. May 8, 10, 29 and 31; 5 p.m. May 7, 9, 30 and June 1 at OhioMeansJobs-Seneca County.

• 9 a.m. May 7, 9 and 30 and June 4; 5 p.m. May 8, 10, 29 and 31 at Fostoria Learning Center.

Appointments for online classes can be made at the Clyde Public Library, by calling (419) 359-5907.

For more information or to schedule an orientation, call (567) 201-2941.

TCS accepting open enrollment applications

Tiffin City Schools is accepting interdistrict open enrollment applications for the 2018-19 school year.

Applications are available at the TCS Administration Building, located at 244 S. Monroe St., or at the TCS website,

Ohio’s Open Enrollment Law requires that each student previously approved for transfer from another school district to the TCS district must re-apply every year. Continuation or new placement is not guaranteed.

Students can touch a truck

Tiffin City Schools is to present Touch-a-Truck Wednesday at Lincoln Pre-Kindergarten Elementary School, 124 Ohio Ave.

The event is to feature vehicles from AEP, Allen Eiry, Arnold Vending, Caple’s Freight, Carmie’s BBQ & Grill, Clouse Construction, D and D Total Repair, Fox Cattle Co., Irving Equipment, JT’s Bagel Bar, Marathon Petroleum, Reineke Tiffin Ford, Remax, The Salvation Army, SCAT, Sentinel Career and Technology Center, Smith Family Foods, Stover Veterinary, TCS Transportation, Tiffin

AG & Turf, Tiffin Ambulance Services, Tiffin Fire Rescue Division and Tiffin

Service Cab.

TMS students of the month named

Tiffin Middle School has announced the students who have been named Students of the Month for March.

Those students are Ava Laird, Colman Ziegler, Carson Staib, Julia Keefe, Peyton Barlow, Val Dieter, Kelseigh Holman, Gaby Kummerer, Braden Crosby, Mia Peacock, Pandora Aiello and Katelyn Hardina.

Calvert announces honor society inductees

Calvert Catholic High School is to induct new members into the National Honor Society.

Those students are Aaron Frederick, Joshua Recker, Mallary Nielsen, Vincent Volpe, Joel Breidenbach, Aaron Rombach, Christopher Laney, Brayden Thomas, Zoe Meyer, Maria Welter, Devyn Warnement, Alaina Bowers, Kara Brodman, Brooke Coan, Aidan Wilson, Maria Perez-Ramirez, Erin Wagner, Olivia Webb, Brooke Dixon, Erika Gonzalez’s and Alec Zimmerman.

Kindergarten screening at H-L

BASCOM – Hopewell-Lodoan Local Schools is to host a kindergarten screening May 10-11 for students who will be eligible for kindergarten in the fall.

For more information or to schedule a screening, call (419) 937-2804.

Preschool openings available at Calvert

Calvert Catholic Schools have preschool openings for the 2018-19 school year.

An extended day program also is available for working parents.

For more information, call Amy Hill, director at (419) 447-5790 or email

Ohio, Sentinel to celebrate jobs week

In-Demand Jobs Week in Ohio is May 7-11 and Sentinel Career and Technology Center is to host a variety of events to spread the word about good-paying jobs available in the community.

Sentinel is to host an employability swap May 7 for afternoon students to help learn more about career opportunities and appropriate workplace behaviors and skills.

Students are to host a reverse signing day May 8, where they will announced their plans after high school on the VSCT Twitter account.

Sentinel is to host “Job-Ready, Day-One” May 9, with local employers to discuss what types of jobs available to students locally and what traits are necessary to be considered job-ready.

Clyde FFA updates

Clyde FFA members competed in the State FFA career development events March 24 in Columbus.

Clyde’s general livestock team consisted of Olivia Zimmerman, Makayla Warner, Levi Cooper, Heidi Drown and Austin Black. General livestock finished 116th.

Clyde’s Poultry team included Emma Nelson, Whitney Phillips, Paris Brock, Logan Mahler, Caleb Layne, and Forrest Stedman. The Poultry team finished 23rd.

Clyde’s Agronomy team included Julia Zimmerman, Brandy Ward and Jeffery Ungerer. The Agronomy team placed 27th.

The Equine team included Wyatt Humbert, Kenny Bonnigson and Clori Hackenberg. The Equine team finished 64th.

Clyde FFA chapter participated in the District 4 small engines career development event April 5. Team members Dakota Kastor, Andrew Greider and Black placed second and advance to state competition Tuesday. Kastor placed first. Team coach is Ken Black.

Noah Massie participated in the state agricultural mechanics career development event in Wooster April 6. Massie qualified for state competition by placing second in the district contest March 9. Other team members competing at the district level and placing fourth were David Hohenstein and Greider. Massie placed 33rd in the state contest.

Members are to assist the Clyde Fire Department in preparation for their annual chicken barbecue April 29.

Fifty members of Clyde FFA Chapter are to attend the state FFA convention May 3-4 in Columbus. Friday evening, Andrew Greider, Kaden Marty and Addisyn Kistler are to receive the State FFA Degree, the highest award a student can earn at the state level.

The annual Mother’s Day chicken barbecue set for 11-1 p.m. May 13 in the high school cafeteria. For tickets, see an FFA member or contact the high school at (419) 547-9511 or 1015 Race St., Clyde.

Officers for 2018-19 were elected in March, including Madison Cutshall, president; Seth Taylor, vice president; Olivia Zimmerman, Paris Brock and Whitney Phillips, reporters; Julia Zimmerman, Emma Nelson and Clori Hackenberg, secretaries; Hank Webb, Brayden Martin and Ben Arreola, treasurers; Jeffrey Ungere, Sentinel; Denis Thomas, student adviser; Lakalyn Kiser, chaplin; Wyatt Humbert, historian; and Samantha Adams, parliamentarian. Junior officer team is Evan Brewer, Ben Seavers, Paige Shilling, Kearstin Hall, Brandy Ward, Stefanie Lucio, Olivia Odell, Logan Mahler, Caleb Layne, Katlyn Myers, Abbey Marcha, Audrie Kohlenberg, Heide Drown, Levi Cook, Chris Chua, Steven Mowery and Ryan Mathern.

For more information, follow Clyde FFA on social media @clydeohioffa.

Clyde FFA Chapter is a satellite program of Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers.

Owens board chooses president

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP – Following a five-month search, the Owens Community College Board of Trustees announced Steve Robinson as the institution’s new president.

Robinson joined Owens in January 2015 as the provost and vice president of academic affairs. In 2017, he was appointed interim president.

Robinson began his career as a professor of English at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. There, he served as president of the Mott Community College Education Association, interim dean of the social sciences division, interim dean of Health Sciences and executive dean of planning, research and qualitative initiatives.

He also served as dissertation chair for the Community College Leadership Program at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, and as a graduate lecturer at the University of Michigan Flint Campus.

Heidelberg hosts conference

More than 120 students presented during the Heidelberg University annual “Minds @ Work” Student Research Conference

April 11.

Local students who presented their research included Taylor Arbogast of Carey, “Don’t Stick to the Status Quo and Other Things ‘High School Musical’ Taught its Audience”; Owen Best of Republic, “Audit Quality: Overview, Measurement & Threatening Factors” and “The Decision Making Process of Venture Capitalists”; Paige Paxson of Risingsun, “Institute of Management Accountants Student Leadership Conference”; Mya Morris of Sycamore, “The Effects of Gender and Race on Guilt in the Courtroom”; Austin Ball of Tiffin, “Stretching and its Effects on Strength”; Ren Boehler of Tiffin, “Is Your Warm-Up Limiting Your Performance”; Shane Boehler of Tiffin, “Is Your Warm-Up Limiting Your Performance”; Vanessa Brecht of Tiffin, “Greek Life as an International Student” and “Keeping up with the News – Blog”; Katherine Brickner of Tiffin, “Stretching and its Effects on Strength”; Victor Choo of Tiffin, “Adapting ‘The Canterbury Tales’: The Miller Hall Tale” and “Greek Life as an International Student”; Stephanie Cluck of Tiffin, “The Ethics of Having the Mentally Ill in the Prison System”; Christian Kiesel of Tiffin, “Will Eating Breakfast Get You an A”; Kimberly Kuntz of Tiffin, “Adapting ‘The Canterbury Tales’: The Miller Hall Tale”; Nolan Miller of Tiffin, “Ethnic Cleansing on the Make: The Status of the Uyghur People in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Regionstuder”; Austin Thallman of Tiffin, “Financial Literacy in Young Adults”; Kory Wise of Tiffin, “The Roots and Development of the Catholic Mass”; and Alexander Hampton of Upper Sandusky, “The American Patriarch: James Madison’s Unsung Role in the Prosperity of the Republic of the United States” and “It’s Not Fascism If We Do It! The Underlying Fascist Identity of the Far-Right in America” and “Protecting Their Privilege: The Issues with Modern Feminism and the Necessity for Intersectionality.”

Terra State dean’s list

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

Local students who have been named to the list include Marissa Williams of Attica; Antoinette Litten and Tyler Rospert, both of Bellevue; Grant Wentling of Carey; Kevin Snyder, Jessica Hartshorn, Michelle Baker, Baily Elfring, Marissa Setchel, Kaylin Adair, Lily Noftz, Kristopher Mange, Andrea Pappas and Erica Gonzales, all of Clyde; Justine Fulwider, Gerald Maier and Joseph Lash, all of Fostoria; Julia Jacobs of Green Springs; Jadon Yambert of New Riegel; Madison Gerhardstein of Republic; Taylor Garn of Risingsun; Rhonda Rose, Dalton Eidt, Jena Huffman, Matthew Iannantuono, Matthew Murphy, Aaron Rosen, Brandy Profitt, Douglas McDonald, Jillian Miller, Cordell Gilliland and Sarah Goshe, all of Tiffin.

Palmer College dean’s list

PORT ORANGE, Fla. – Kyle Depinet of Republic has been named to the 2018 winter semester dean’s list at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus in Port Orange, Florida.

Tiffin native named to honors society

BEXLEY – Allison Huss of Tiffin has been named to the Kappa Pi, the International Honorary Art Fraternity at Capital University.

AgCredit announces profit sharing

FOSTORIA – AgCredit – one of northern Ohio’s largest lenders for farmers, rural homeowners and agribusiness – recently declared a patronage refund of 30.03 percent for 2017 resulting in $24.1 million refunded to its member borrowers.

This patronage payment provides a refund to the lending cooperative’s shareholders of 30 cents for every dollar they accrued in interest on their loans for the past year. The patronage refund is the equivalent of 1.53 percent net savings on interest.

Over the past five years, AgCredit has averaged a 30.36 percent patronage refund rate and has paid patronage refunds for 31 consecutive years. During this time, it has distributed more than $270 million to its borrowers.

Earnings for 2017 were $57 million. AgCredit’s year-end numbers reflected a 4.63 percent growth rate and $83 million increase as loan volume increased from $1.796 billion to $1.879 billion.

AgCredit CEO and President Brian Ricker shared and information about the co-op’s financial status with about 500 members and guests who attended its annual meeting held April 10 at Meadowbrook Park in Bascom.

“Returning value to our members by sharing our profits is a key objective for our cooperative. Returning over 30 cents on every dollar of interest on a loan provides a significant boost to our members especially during a time when many are experiencing lower incomes and higher expenses,” said Ricker.

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