Sunday announcements, April 8

Luncheon planned for former GE employees

The annual luncheon for former Tiffin General Electric employees is to be at noon May 5 at Seneca County VFW Post 2858, 345 N. TR 91 (Nelson Street).

The cost is $13 and payment is required along with a reservation by April 28 to: Paula Daughenbaugh, 849 N. Water St., Apt. #314, Tiffin, OH 44883.

T-SPL to celebrate nat’l library week

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St. is to join libraries across the country in celebrating National Library Week today through Saturday, with activities and events planned.

Children will have the opportunity to “Read Away Your Fines,” during the month of April. For every 15 minutes read, $1 will be deducted from the fines of children ages 5-17. Children who read for one hour are to have $5 deducted.

Children are to sign in and out at the checkout desk and their total time is to be removed from their fine. There are a few restrictions, including children cannot read ahead of time for fines not yet accrued, fines cannot be read away on someone else’s account and fine forgiveness only applies to overdue items.

Additional activities include a display that asks patrons what they love most about their library, special T-SPL themed coloring pages to do in the junior department and a number of giveaways.

Birchard library announces events

FREMONT – Birchard Public Library has scheduled programming at all of its locations throughout the month of April.

Fremont branch, 423 Croghan St.:

• Story times for 3- to 5-year-olds, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

• Story times for birth to 36 months, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

• Family story times, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

• Teen book club, 4-5 p.m. Tuesday.

• Third Thursday Movie Club, 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

• Teen Zines – 3:45-5 p.m. Thursday.

• Book discussion group, 7-8:15 p.m. Thursday.

• Earth Day Recycled Crafts, 10-noon Saturday. To register, call (419) 334-7101, ext. 209.

• Friends of Birchard Public Library Book Sale, April 19-21.

• Lego challenge, 4:30-6 p.m. April 19.

• Adult coloring, 6:30-8:15 p.m. April 23.

• Take a Tour of the Unknown: The Paranormal Experience, 7-8:15 p.m. April 25.

• Movie Classic Club, 1:30-4 p.m. April 26.

Gibsonburg branch, 100 N. Webster St., Gibsonburg:

• Preschool story time, 11 a.m. Thursdays.

• Cookbook Club, 6:30 p.m. Monday.

• Book & Munch Bunch: grades 4-7, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

• Book & Snack Pack: grades 1-4, 3:30 p.m. April 18.

• Book Bears, 10:15 a.m. April 19.

• Lego Challenge, 10 a.m. April 28.

• Adult book discussion, 6:30 p.m. April 30.

Green Springs branch, 217 N. Broadway St.,
 Green Springs:

• Adult coloring, 5:30 p.m. April 18.

• Story time, 6 p.m. April 23.

Woodville Branch, 101 E. Main St.,

• Story time, 7 p.m. Mondays.

• How Many Legos?, deadline is April 21.

• Kids Book Club, 6:15 p.m. Monday.

• Wednesday Book Club, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

• Paper Quilling, 7 p.m. April 25. To register call, (419) 849-2744.

• Build-a-Bot 3, 10:30 a.m. April 28. To register, call (419) 849-2744.

MCL announces new titles

SCYAMORE – Mohawk Community Library has released new adult fiction titles into its circulation.

Titles include “Hurricane Season” by Lauren K. Denton, “The Accidental Guardian” by Mary Connealy, “The Road Home” by Beverly Lewis, “Hold Back the Dark” by Kay Hooper, “Queen Anne’s Lace” by Susan Wittig Albert, “My Dear Hamilton” by Stephanie Dray, “A Nantucket Wedding,” by Nancy Thayer and “Pelican Point” by Irene Hannon.

BC board to meet

NEW WASHINGTON – Buckeye Central Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the library of the school, 928 S. Kibler St.

Jordan announces art competition

U.S. Rep Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, announced the 2018 Congressional Art Contest.

The competition is open to high school students residing in Ohio’s Fourth Congressional District.

Entries must be received by April 25 to participate. The district winner is to be announced at a reception May 4 at the Marysville Art League’s Houston House.

The winner’s artwork is to be on display at the United States Capital for one year.

For more information, visit

Heidelberg launches exercise science major

College students looking for a career in fitness assessment, exercise prescription and program leadership have a new path at Heidelberg University.

Starting next fall, the university is to offer a new exercise science major, geared toward those with an interest in exercise physiology, personal training, strength and conditioning, cardiac rehab, lifestyle management, corporate wellness, private health clubs and exercise programs for special populations.

The major is designed to prepare students for certifications by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and American College of Sports Medicine.

Trip brings ‘Berg, Vietnam water quality collaboration

Heidelberg University’s National Center for Water Quality Research, which has been monitoring water quality for 50 years, has extended its international exposure in Vietnam during a recent trip to address water issues there.

Hoa Nguyen, vice president for administration and business affairs, NCWQR Director Laura Johnson and senior research scientist Remegio Confesor traveled to Hanoi in March on a mission to establish a partnership with Vietnam’s National Center for Water Resources Planning and Investigation on water issues.

One outcome of the trip was the formal signing of a research collaboration agreement between NCWQR and NAWAPI, the governmental water authority. This agreement makes it possible for faculty, staff and student exchange, collaboration

on education and

research training and joint research and professional consulting.

Second, Nguyen, Johnson and Confesor participated in the Vietnam International Water Week conference and exhibition coordinated by VACI – the Vietnam Water Cooperation Initiative.

Reading of names at HU to honor genocide victims

Heidelberg University is to host the reading of names of genocide victims at 6 p.m. today and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday at The Commons, as part of the #TogetherWeRemember initiative.

The initiative is a global day of remembrance and activism in honor of victims of genocide through coordinated name readings in communities around the world. Names are to be read from the Archive of Names – the first of its kind to centralize names of victims and rescuers from different genocides.

The event is coordinated by Heidelberg’s Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series committee.

Republic native on roster for baseball team

NEW CONCORD – Chase Chapman of Republic is a member of the 2018 Muskingum University baseball team.

Miami Valley Hospital names new president

DAYTON – Michael J. Maiberger, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Premier Health, is to assume a dual role as president of Miami Valley Hospital, the health system said in a statement.

As the president of Miami Valley, Maiberger is to lead the largest hospital in the region and the flagship hospital of Premier, the largest health care network in the region.

Maiberger is a 1976 graduate of Calvert High School.

Maiberger holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University, along with a master in healthcare administration from Xavier University. He is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.