Sunday announcements, May 27

Findlay Pride Picnic planned

FINDLAY — To kick off pride month, LGBTQ+ Spectrum of Findlay’s annual Findlay Pride Picnic is noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park, 231 McManness Ave. Spectrum is to provide the meat, but attendees are asked to bring a side dish, desserts or appetizers to share.

The family-friendly event includes prizes, raffles, music, games and activities for the kids.

LGBTQ+ Spectrum of Findlay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in 2010 by a group of friends who shared the same common goals to build a supportive network for the LGBTQ+ community in Findlay.

For information, email

Fostoria firefighters union raises funds

FREMONT — Fostoria Firefighters Local 325 hosted a charity fundraiser May 19-20 at Jimmy Bukket’s, 2815 N. CR 198. Chief Brian Herbert of Fostoria Fire Division said the event raised money for Local 325’s charity fundraiser, which buys smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, coats for children, lock boxes and other items. He said a portion of the beer sales went to the charity and the organization kept all the tips and 50-50 sales. The event raised about $2,000, Herbert said. Alisha Kessler of Fostoria won $1,000 from the event.

Just For Kids donates to Tiffin fire department

Just For Kids of Seneca County donated $11,500 to Tiffin Fire Rescue Division for the purchase of ballistic vests and helmets. The items are intended to be used during active shooter events and other situations involving children being needless victims, according to a release.

Just For Kids started in 1991 by the parents of two young boys, Keith Clouse and Joshua Brickner, who died due to complications from treatment of their cancer, the release states. The organization remains dedicated to helping Seneca County families. Just for Kids can help with groceries, lodging, utility bills, rent or mortgage bills and miscellaneous expenses.

For more information, contact Just For Kids of Seneca County at (419) 447-0610, email or send mail to PO Box 281, Tiffin, OH 44883.

New archival database available to T-SPL patrons

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has added the database “Newspaper Archive: Ohio Edition” to aid in genealogy research.

The database is to give free access to, a collection of more than 7 million newspapers over Ohio’s history from 1800 to 2017, and allows researchers to search for ancestors by name and location.

The subscription for this service was paid for by the Seneca County Genealogical Society.

For information or to get started, visit

Come play at T-SPL

The junior department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Playtime @ the Library 10 a.m.-noon Friday in the Frost Kalnow Room, 77 Jefferson St.

Hosted with Seneca County’s Ohio Early Intervention, toys and activities are to be offered to children 18 months to 5 years old.

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

Lego Saturday set for Saturday

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

Children and families of all ages are invited to stop by and build their own Lego creations with friends.

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

The theme for June is “growing.”

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

Junior reading event starts June 4

The junior department at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced its summer reading program, Libraries Rock!

The program is to run June 4-July 31 and includes eight weeks of reading, prizes and special events.

Children ages three through those entering sixth grade are invited to stop by the library’s junior department to register. They are to receive a bingo card and reading log to keep track of the number of minutes — at least 20 minutes per day for six days — they read for prizes and a grand prize entry.

For more information or a full list of summer reading events, visit www.tiffin or call (419) 447-3751.

Teen department kicks-off summer reading program

The teen department has announced its summer reading program, Libraries Rock!, is to run June 4-July 31.

The program includes eight weeks of reading, prizes and special events.

Teens who have completed 6-11 grade are able to register at the information desk. Participants are to receive a reading log to keep track of the number of minutes read and their summer adventures. For every 30 minutes of reading, teens earn an entry for a prize. Additional prize entries may be earned by attending library programs, and complete other various activities.

Prizes include a Kindle Fire HD, movie passes, headphones and more.

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

T-SPL offering baby, toddler reading program

The junior department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host The Rubber Ducky Club as part of the library’s summer reading program starting June 4.

Parents are encouraged to read to children, birth to 35 months, during the eight-week program.

The club is split into two months, with each month featuring early literacy reading activity suggestions.

When all activities are completed, parents may turn in the reading record at the library and receive a prize.

Participants are to then join an ice cream celebration 1-3 p.m. July 31.

For more information, visit

YMCA, T-SPL collaborating for summer program

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and Tiffin YMCA again are to collaborate for the library’s summer reading program, Libraries Rock!

While at day camp, the YMCA is to encourage children to read every day for at least 20 minutes. T-SPL is to provide a rotating collection of books for YMCA campers.

Participants are to mark their reading progress on a reading log to receive a prize.

For information, visit

T-SPL to start adult summer reading programming

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to kick-off the adult summer reading program, Libraries Rock!, June 4-July 31.

The first 100 adults to register at the information desk are to get a free tote bag. For every book, audiobook or eBook read during the program, participants are to earn one entry for a prize. Grand prizes include a Kindle Fire HD, and tickets to see the “Hamilton” musical in Cleveland.

Additional prizes include gift certificates for local restaurants, movie tickets and more.

The library is to host special programs for adults as part of the program.

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

Its going to be a zoo at T-SPL

To kick-off the summer reading program, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Exotic Zoo 4-5 p.m. June 4 in the Adult Reading room, 77 Jefferson ST.

The program will feature interactive, hands-on activities with live exotic animals.

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

Bouncing Babies scheduled at T-SPL

Bouncing Babies is to meet at 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. June 5 at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St.

The program features stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays. Parents or caregivers and babies, age birth to 18 months old, are asked to sign up for one session of language enrichment activities by June 4.

To register or for more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit

Craft time at T-SPL

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the next Get Crafty @ Your Library with the Seneca Re-Ads at 10:30 a.m. June 8 in the Frost Kalnow Room, 77 Jefferson St.

The project for June is to make sheet music art.

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

Build a blanket fort

As part of the junior summer reading program, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Family Reading Forts 5-7 p.m. June 8 in the Frost Kalnow Room, 77 Jefferson St.

Participants are asked to bring blankets or sheets and a flashlight so they can make a fort to read inside.

Following, families are able to play games, and more.

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

Adults to learn ukulele at T-SPL

As part of the adult summer reading program, the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Ukulele for Adults” at 10 a.m. June 12 in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The workshop is to be taught by professional musician Aspen Black.

To register, call (419) 447-3751 or visit

Calling all cowgirls for concert

As part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program, Libraries Rock!, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a Cowgirl Concert at 6:30 p.m. June 12 in the Adult Reading room, 77 Jefferson St.

Professional musician Aspen Black is to share her original, nationally award-winning songs and poems on rural and western culture.

MCL announces new fiction titles

SYCAMORE — Mohawk Community Library has announced the release of new adult fiction titles to be entered into their circulation.

Titles include “The Outsider” by Stephen King, “Endless Beach” by Jenny Colgan, “Herons Landing” by JoAnn Ross, “Where Hope Begins” by Catherine West and “Field of Valor” by Matthew Betley.

Clyde library announces events

CLYDE — Clyde Public Library has announced events taking place throughout the month of June.

The schedule includes:

• Cosplay Prom for Teens, 7-10 p.m. Friday.

• Knifty Knitters, 9 a.m.-noon June 5 and 19.

• Cookbook Club, noon-1 p.m. June 10.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 12. Schedule an appointment at

• The Perfect Rock with Harvey Oaks Jewelers, 6-7 p.m. June 14. To register, call (419) 547-7174.

• On the Rocks @ The Ally Taproom, 1-3 p.m. June 21. To register, call (419) 547-7174. For adults 21 years old and older.

• Summer Concert Series: Kerry Patrick Clark, noon-1 p.m. June 23.

• Summer Concert Series: Ayden Ash, 1-2 p.m. June 26.

• Pilates at the library, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Mondays throughout June.

• Castles and Knights Chess Club, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays throughout June.

BCA announces meetings

Bridges Community Academy has announced its meeting dates for the 2018-19 academic year.

Dates are set for Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, May 8 and June 12.

TC alumni group awards funds

Tiffin Columbian Alumni Association has awarded seven,, $1,000 scholarships to Columbian High School students during recognition night May 10.

Scholarships were awarded to seniors pursuing additional education at an accredited institution.

Those students included Lydia Arnold, Anna Fletcher, Natalie Gase, Andrew Goshe, Ryann Hartenstein, Olivia Pauly and Heather Reidlinger.

Calvert student receives check

Calvert junior Lewis Fabrizio received a check presented by Calvert High School Principal Ted Willman.

Lewis participated in an educational enrichment course at Tiffin University. The TU School of Business hosted the Entrepreneurial Boot Camp for high school and college students to collaborate on a business plan development.

Calvert students raise funds

Five Calvert High School seniors from Fostoria — Alex Hill, Riann Reinhart, David Stosio, Mikayla Recker and Quinton Taylor — worked together on their senior religion project to raise funds for the Imagination for Youth Foundation.

Students raised $13,000 for the foundation, which was created by Buffalo Bills football player Micah Hyde.

Spring Arbor grad

SPRING ARBOR, Mich. — Stephanie Winings of Tiffin earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Spring Arbor University.

Ashland dean’s list

ASHLAND — Students have been named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at Ashland University.

Local students include Keagan Frey, Nicholas Mikovits and Paula Wollenslegel, all of Clyde; Holly Bordner, Natalie Bisignano and Shaye Brown, all of Attica; Jocelyn Cole, Olivia Bosse, Aaron Arnold, Paige Correll, Katelyn Bogner and Ashley Perry, all of Tiffin; Derek Wentling of Carey; Ashley Carter of Green Springs; and Benjamin Cramer of New Washington.

Ohio Christian dean’s list

CIRCLEVILLE — Adison Schumacher of Fostoria has been named to the Residential Undergraduate Program dean’s list at Ohio Christian University for the spring 2018 semester.

Ohio Dominican dean’s list

COLUMBUS — Garret Sendelbach, of Seneca County, has been named to the dean’s list for the 2018 spring semester at Ohio Dominican University.

Trine University president’s list

ANGOLA, Ind. — Matthew Baker of Green Springs was named to the Trine University president’s list for the spring 2018 semester.

Carey students earns recognition

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS — Elizabeth Weaver of Carey received the Biology Leadership Award from John Carroll University.

Students honored at UF event

FINDLAY — Students at the University of Findlay were honored at the “A Night Among the Stars” event.

Local students recognized included “Mercedes Snyder of Tiffin and Christy Wickiser of Carey.

Tiffin student studies abroad

OXFORD — Samantha Shetterly of Tiffin spent the winter 2018 semester in Argentina as part of a study abroad group.

Fostoria native performs in recital

FINDLAY — Ryand Bush of Fostoria recently performed in a spring voice recital at the University of Findlay.

Bush performed “Her Voice” by Alan Menken and “Raise a Little Hell” by Frank Wildhorn.

Terra recognizes employees

FREMONT — Terra State Community College recognized its employees at the annual Accolades banquet May 17.

Employees recognized included Jack Fatica, vice president for academic affairs and assistant vice president for instruction, retiree; John Cipiti, assistant professor of music and humanities, five years; Dori Dalton, academic service center director, five years; Melissa Ramirez, interim assistant dean of allied health, five years; Barb Rayle, cashier, five years; Kim Maxwell, accounting specialist, 10 years; Pete Landino, assistant professor of English, 10 years; Bill Auxter, Small Business Development Center coordinator, 20 years; Tom Koester, adjunct faculty, Circle of Excellence Award; Tim Roth, associate professor, Full-Time Faculty Award; Mick Czeczele, production coordinator for creative arts, Support Staff Award; Kristen Lindsay, director of advising and student success/Title III project director, Administrative/Professionals Award.

Terra State to host town hall

FREMONT — Terra State Community College is to host a town hall at 10 a.m. Thursday in the General Technologies Building to update the community on the college’s website rebuild.

iFactory is to take on the designing of the new site. Representatives will be on-hand to share the progress that has been made.

Register at (419) 559-2382 or email