Region briefs, August 1

Local board gets funds under federal emergency food and shelter program

The local board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Board Program has been chosen to receive $7,833 from the state to supplement food and shelter programs in Seneca County.

The selection was made by the national board chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. The local board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A board made up of representatives from Tiffin-Seneca United Way, Attica Community Food Pantry, Bellevue Fishes and Loaves, First Call for Help – Tiffin, First Step Family Resource Center, FISH Food Pantry of Tiffin, New Housing Ohio – Morrison House, Republic Food Pantry, St. Vincent DePaul of Fostoria and Tiffin, The Salvation Army of Fostoria and Tiffin, and several other non-profits is to be responsible for distributing the funds among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service providers in the area.

Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if it is a private voluntary organization, it must have a voluntary board of directors or trustees.

Public or private non-profit agencies that provide food, utility assistance and shelter to our local community members and are interested in applying must contact Pat DeMonte by writing to Tiffin-Seneca United Way, 201 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883 or call (419) 448-0355 by Aug. 8.

Signature Bellevue event returns

BELLEVUE — The Tremont House Block Party is scheduled for 2-8 p.m. Saturday on North West Street.

Proceeds from the event are to benefit the Tremont House Restoration Project.

The block party is to feature food from Bone Boys and an assortment of trifles from Copper Top Bake Shop.

Mike Ski from Ski Lodge Winery also is to serve wine, in addition to Catawba Island Brewing Co. owner Mike Roder, who is to serve three of beers as well as the custom brewed Tremont House Ale.

Local artisans also are to have their work on display.

Lourdes to host homecoming 5K run

SYLVANIA — Lourdes University, as part of Homecoming Weekend, is to host the second annual 5K Terra Cotta Trot at 8 a.m. Oct. 14.

Registration is $25 per person. To register, visit

Prizes are to be awarded to the top three male and female finishers, most spirited runner and top fundraiser.

For more information, contact Brittanie Kuhr, director of development, at or call (419) 517-8990.