Briefly, April 20

Woman sentenced

to community control

A Republic woman was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom.

Sandra S. Harvey, 50, had pleaded guilty to a charge of theft, a fifth-degree felony.

Shuff sentenced her to a three-year term of community control, court records state.

She must complete any counseling program and undergo random drug and/or alcoholic urinalysis as directed by Adult Parole Authority.

Harvey must pay restitution of $5,030 to Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, court records state.

Board OKs grants

for two buildings

Tiffin’s Architectural Board of Review approved two improvement projects this week for downtown buildings.

According to a Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. release, the projects were awarded $12,754, for a total reinvestment of $50,800.

The Bear’s Den, at 60-68 E. Perry St., received approval for a $10,000 grant toward a $21,000 project to include replacement of second-floor windows, first-floor doors, a balcony and tiles. The project also includes painting and the addition of exterior lighting.

The building at 92 S. Washington St. also received $2,754 of city money toward a $30,000 roof repair project.

The release states the city now has depleted the $100,000 set aside for the program this year.

Mayor Aaron Montz said he was happy with the success of the Facade Enhancement Grant Program.

“It has been another record year for the facade program,” he said in the release. “We have had 17 projects approved this year, the most since the program began in 2014, and all of the allotted funds were used within just four months.”

In 2017, facade grants resulted in $266,000 in total investment. Since the program began in 2014, 37 projects have been approved for funding with about $1.4 million invested in downtown buildings.

Commissioners to meet

Seneca County commissioners are to meet at 10 a.m. today for a quarterly off-site meeting at Sentinel Career and Technology Center, 793 E. TR 201.

In old business, the board is to discuss the joint justice center.

During new business, commissioners are to consider:

• Approving the Ohio History Connection Agreement for the Seneca County Museum Organizational Development Project.

• Appointing members to the Revolving Loan Fund Committee.

• Authorizing a discounted rate for Bascom Sewer District for Hopewell Township trustees.

• Accepting discounted sewer district quarterly payments for Bascom Sewer District for Hopewell Township trustees.

• A project to fix the roof at Seneca County Sheriff’s Office.

• Authorizing the Seneca County commissioners, the Seneca County Maintenance Department, the Seneca County Emergency Services Department, Seneca County Juvenile/Probate Court, the Seneca County Museum and the Seneca County Dog Warden to use credit cards for expenditures.

A group of students from Sentinel is to observe the session.

Mercy to offer CPR course

Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital’s Education Department is to offer the American Heart Association’s basic life support provider CPR course 5:30-10 p.m. Tuesday in McMullen Conference Rooms 2 and 3 at the hospital.

This course is intended for participants who provide health care to patients inside and outside of hospitals. Health care students may attend as well.

The course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, including ventilation with a barrier device and a bag-mask device, use of an automatic external defibrillator and relief of foreign body airway obstruction. The course is based on the new heart association guidelines for CPR and emergency cardiac care.

Upon completion of a written test and required demonstration of skills, participants are to receive a card from the AHA that is valid for two years. The fee for the course is $50. Registration is limited. Register by contacting Melinda Miller at (419) 455-7741.

WWI nurse to be honored

Attica is to recognize the 100th anniversary of the death of former resident Clara Edith Work Ayers on Memorial Day, May 29, at the Attica Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Road, Attica.

Ayers volunteered as an American Red Cross nurse in France during World War I. She was killed during a training mission when an explosion occurred on the USS Mongolia. Congress recognizes Ayers as the first American civilian casualty of WWI.

A speaker is to provide Ayers’ story and a historical marker will be unveiled at the Entertainment Building at Attica Fairgrounds. A parade will begin at 10 a.m.

Chamber opens educator award nominations

Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services have opened nominations for the Outstanding Educator Award.

According to a chamber release, the award is given annually at the New Educator’s Breakfast in August. The award is for an educator who has exemplified vision, leadership qualities and a commitment to the improvement of education.

Students should nominate a teacher who has inspired them to be the best they can be. Parents should nominate teachers who have challenged and helped their child with what they thought was impossible. Teachers may nominate a co-worker who goes above and beyond.

The release states this is the fifteenth year the award is to be presented. The deadline for nominations is July 19.

To nominate an educator, visit the chamber office, 19 W. Market St. Ste. C, or call (419) 447-4141. Nominations forms also are available online at

Quilt show scheduled

ARCHBOLD – The 41st annual Sauder Village Quilt Show is to take place May 2-7.

Quilters can register now for the workshops and evening dinner lecture that have been planned. Registrations are being accepted for workshops.

Lectures and workshops are to be taught by guest instructors Lenore Crawford and Mary Kerr. Scheduled workshops to be presented by Crawford include “Shredded Fabric Art Quilts” May 3 and “Creating a Flower from a Photo” May 4 and 5. Kerr’s workshops are to include “Stars Over Virginia” May 4, “Saving Our Treasures” May 5 and “Log Cabin Improv with a Vintage Twist” May 6.

Registration forms for workshops, quilt exhibition and appraisals can be found online at

The quilt show also is to include a merchant’s mall, quilt exhibitions, special exhibits and a grouping of creative demonstrators. The quilt exhibit in Founder’s Hall is to feature 400 quilts on display in categories ranging from pieced, applique and mixed media to contemporary, art, masters, baby, miniatures and youth.

TAG to host art classes

The Tiffin Art Guild and Gallery has announced upcoming art classes.

The following classes have been scheduled:

• Fused Glass Plate or Coasters – 1-3 p.m. starting Saturday.

• Fused Glass Frit Painting – 6-8 p.m. May 10. Cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members.

• Fused Glass Jewelry – Class 1: 6-8:30 p.m. June 6; Class 2: 6-7 p.m. June 13. Cost is $45 for members and $55 for non-members.

Advance registration is required by sending a check to TAG at P.O. Box 194, Tiffin, OH, or by visiting the gallery at 178 S. Washington St. during businesses hours, noon-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

For more information, call (419) 443-0478.

Take a trip down memory lane with picture show

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Historical Society is to present a vintage picture show at 7 p.m. Thursday in Historic Melmore Town Hall.

The show is to feature a trip down memory lane showcasing villages and countrysides of Berwick, Tymochtee, McCutchenville, Mexico, Melmore, Plankton, Benton, Deunquat, Smithville, Belle Vernon and Sycamore.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call (419) 722-2228.

Informational meeting on upcoming task force levy

CLYDE – The public is invited to an information meeting about the Sandusky County Drug Task Force levy at 2 p.m. Sunday at Clyde High School’s auditorium, 1015 Race St.

Sheriff Christopher Hilton, Sandusky County Prosecutor Tim Brown, a representative of the county commissioners, area chiefs of police and Dr. Paul Silcox are to speak.

Sandusky County voters are invited to learn the depth of the drug problem in their community and how the task force can be a remedy.

The levy is on the May primary ballot.

For more information, contact Marion Bower at or call (419) 332-3259 or visit

Local Kiwanis club to host spring event

Tiffin Kiwanis Club is to host its annual spring fling 2-6 p.m. May 7 at Sentinel Career and Technology Center.

The dinner menu is to include chicken marsala, pork tenderloin, baked potato, vegetable, salad, roll and dessert.

A silent auction also is to take place, along with other games.

Tickets cost $25 per person or $10 for children 10 and younger. Tables also can be sponsored for $150, which includes eight meal tickets.

Presale tickets are available at Kiwanis Manor. Proceeds from the event are used to carry out Kiwanis projects in the community.

For more information, call (419) 448-4541.

Learning Center to host meet and greet

FOSTORIA – Fostoria Learning Center, 342 Perry St., is to host “An Evening With Our Partners” 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 26.

Fostoria Learning Center has partnered with organizations and institutions to provide programs to prepare individuals for careers in high-demand fields. Current partners of the FLC will be available to meet and discuss their upcoming programs.

The FLC is undergoing renovation; however, a space is to be available for the meeting with partners.

Partners to be available include Terra State Community College, Marion Technical College, Associated Builders and Contractors, Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers, WSOS-Ready to Work and Ohio Means Jobs Seneca County.

Church to host dinner

RISINGSUN — St. Paul United Methodist Church is to host a community dinner 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at 126 Union St.

The menu includes pork loin, mashed potatoes, dressing, vegetables, salad bar, pie and drinks.

Tea scheduled for mothers and daughters

BELLEVUE – Historic Lyme Village has scheduled a Mother’s Day Tea with Queen Victoria 1-3 p.m. May 7. The cost is $15 for one person or two for $25.

For more information or to register, call (419) 483-4949, visit or email

Lyme Village to host flea market, craft show

BELLEVUE – Historic Lyme Village has scheduled a flea market and craft show 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 28-29.

For more information, call (419) 483-4949.

University-Community Chorus to perform concert

The Heidelberg University-Community Chorus, under the direction of Daniel Clark, is to perform “A Ceremony of Music” at 3 p.m. April 30 at First Lutheran Church, 300 Melmore St.

The concert is to feature “Faure Requiem” and be accompanied by Joan McConnell, instructor of organ and music theory at Heidelberg.

The chorus brings together singers from Heidelberg and the surrounding community to present concerts of choral music twice annually in addition to performing excerpts of Handel’s “Messiah” as part of Heidelberg’s Christmas concert.

The spring concert is free, but an offering is to be accepted.

BSA sets auditions for ‘Legally Blonde’

BELLEVUE – Bellevue Society of the Arts has announced auditions for its upcoming production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical” 6-9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the theatre, 205 Maple St.

Based on the movie, “Legally Blonde: The Musical” stays true to form with a peppy score and playful look.

The musical is rated PG-13. Anyone auditioning who is younger than 18 is required to have parental permission to audition.

Production dates are 7:30 p.m. July 14, 15, 21 and 22 and 2:30 p.m. July 16.

For more information, visit