Sunday announcements, May 13

YMCA CEO award presented to Crone

Steve Crone recently was presented with the CEO of the Year Award during the Ohio YMCA Leadership Awards.

Crone is president and CEO of the Tiffin Community YMCA and CEO of Bucyrus Area YMCA.

During his time, Crone took on a capital campaign with a beginning goal of $2 million and concluded with $2.8 million of total contributions. With the campaign, building renovations started along with community initiatives – including local career center with incentives to make their “drug free” club successful and the vision for every child in the service area to know how to swim. He has grown the impact of the Y’s in the Pilot Y for Child Abuse Prevention program, serves on the Small to Mid-Sized YMCA Cabinet for YMCA of USA – while working on accomplishing the merger of two YMCAs.

Library seeking volunteers for summer reading programming

The junior department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is in need of volunteers to help with this year’s summer reading program, “Libraries Rock!”

Volunteers who have completed sixth-grade through adult are asked to volunteer approximately two-hours once a week Monday through Saturday between 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Volunteers help to register children in the summer reading program and give out prizes.

Those interested are to bring in completed volunteer applications before May 30.

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

Toddler program dates announced

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Toddler Tales at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and May 22 and 29 and at 10 a.m. Wednesday and May 23 and 30 in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The program is for children 1-3 years old and features stories, songs and finger plays.

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

T-SPL Anime Club to meet

The teen department of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s Anime Club is to meet 3-4:30 p.m. May 24 in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

Writing group to meet at T-SPL

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s Ink Well Writing Club is to meet at 6:30 p.m. June 5 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 to submit writing samples to by May 29.

Friends to host beverage tasting

FOSTORIA – Friends of the Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to host a Talking and Tasting about Coffee, Tea and Cocoa at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 205 Perry St.

Barista, Kim Marquart of Cups of Comfort is to introduce various coffee brewing methods to attendees along with basic tea brewing techniques.

A conversation is to explore what defines free trade and organic products and benefits for producers and consumers.

MCL announces new fiction titles

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

Titles include “The Forgotten Road” by Richard Paul Evans, “Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic” by Ace Atkins, “The 17th Suspect” by James Patterson, “Send Down the Rain” by Charles Martin, “Her Last Word” by Mary Burton, “Reaper: Ghost Target” by Nicholas Irving.

NCA board to meet

North Central Academy Board is to meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 W. Market St.

Calvert preschool program openings announced

Calvert Catholic Schools Preschool Program has openings available for 3- and 4-year-old children.

Families are invited to visit the school or call (419) 447-5790 for enrollment information or to schedule a visit or shadow experience for K-12 grade students.

TMS announces April, May students

Tiffin Middle School announced students who have made the Students of the Month recognition for April and May.

Students of the Month for April are Landen Thornsberry, Riley Wagner, Aubrey Gibson, Sebastian Bostic, Chloe Caro, Lynn Matthews, Gwen Neikirk, Connor Schrenk, Mackenzie Hoffman, Whitney Johnston, John Bailey, Garrett Chester.

Students of the Month for May are Alahna Stiltner, Immanuel Mamphey, Kelsie Fry, Dylan Beard, Paiton Goeller, Andellow Losey, Hope Rodriguez, Dylan Whitmer, Dylan Everetts, Robert Fleck, Kiersten Garlock and Ali Woessner.

Calvert teacher earns participation in summer institute

Madeliene Routson, social studies teacher at Calvert Catholic Schools, was chosen as one of 40 nationwide to participate in the Eileen Ludwig Greenland National Bearing Witness Summer Institute July 15-20 in Washington, D.C.

During the six days, Routson is to be joined by Catholic school educators to learn skills and gain resources to bring the lessons of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and modern-day prejudice to students and the school community.

Buckeye Central FFA ranks sixth in soil judging contest

NEW WASHINGTON – Buckeye Central land judging team traveled to Oklahoma for the National Land and Range Judging Contest.

Students on the team were Jessica Durnwald, Thomas Phillips, Brynn Pope and Daniel Utz.

To get to the contest, students had to be the top five in the county to move on to the districts. The team placed fourth in the state out of 46 teams and was able to advance to the national contest.

During the national contest, the team examined the texture of the soil, the slope of the land, the depth of the topsoil and subsoil, erosion and permeability.

The team placed sixth out of 100 teams.

Individually, Pope placed 21, Durnwald placed 53, Utz placed 69 and Phillips placed 98.

Youth LSC team members celebrate graduation

The Youth Leadership Sandusky County Class of 2018 graduated in a ceremony May 8 at Vanguard Career and Tech Center.

Parents and school officials attended the ceremony honoring 16 eighth-graders from eight area middle schools. YLSC Coordinator Sharon Kinnear reviewed the year’s events. YLSC team member Julie Beaschler then discussed the community service hours completed by the students including a group project assisting The Liberty Center.

This year’s graduates include Skylar Ward and Easton Hicks, both from Bellevue; Antonio Baez and Laura Schnell, both from Bishop Hoffman Catholic School; Emily Kennedy and Dillon Liskai, both from Clyde; Tannah Bower and Nicholas Pearson, both from Fremont; Aidan Farmer and Shelby Hanthorn, both from Gibsonburg; Brynn Miller and Beau Shaffer, both from Margaretta; Parker Dubois and Jada Howard, both from Old Fort; and Sophia O’Neill and Sidney Wank, both from Woodmore.

Gifted program receives award

The Fremont Gifted Intervention Specialists, employees of the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center and Creek Bend Farm staff were awarded the Outstanding Interpretive Program Award through the National Association of Interpretation April 18.

For the past three years, the team worked to foster an understanding of the area habitats and species that inhabit our region.

The gifted students in grades 3-5 of Fremont City Schools have had field experience in water research, mamma identification and bird banding. The creek water research included testing oxygen levels, nitrate levels, identifying organisms and interpreting test results to determine if the water was healthy or poor. Students also used data from mammal trapping, tagging and reporting to aid national agencies in determining whether the North American white-footed deer mouse should be placed on the endangered species list.

In addition, students also learned and conducted research in bird identification, banding and recording.

Tiffin-Seneca Child Care Center earns third star award

Tiffin-Seneca Child Care Center has received a Three-Star Step Up To Quality Award from the state.

Step Up To Quality is Ohio’s rating system for learning and development programs. Participating programs can earn a one to five-star rating.