Meetings, meetings, meetings

The following public meetings are coming up:

• New Riegel Board of Education’s meeting originally set for Monday has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. March 18.

• Tiffin City Council’s Finance Committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the committee room in City Hall, 51 E. Market St.

• Old Fort Board of Education is to meet at 5 p.m. Monday in the elementary school library on the Bettsville campus.

• Tiffin City Council’s Recreation and Public Property Committee is to meet at noon Wednesday at Seneca Regional Planning, 71 S. Washington St., Suite 1104, to discuss the Seneca County Active Transportation Plan.

Weekly Lenten services planned in Bascom

The Bascom ecumenical community has planned Lenten services for 7 p.m. every Wednesday through April 10. Each Wednesday is to bring a short service hosted by a different church with message provided by the Bascom ecumenical pastors: the Rev. David Culp, St. Johns United Church of Christ; Pastor Dean Durant, Bascom United Methodist Church; Pastor Amy Kinney, Union United Church of Christ; and Pastor Terry Steinhauer, Hopewell Church of God.

The location of the services are as follows:

• Wednesday, Hopewell Church of God, sharing the message is Durant.

• March 20, St. John’s United Church of Christ, sharing the message is Steinhauer.

• March 27, Bascom United Methodist, sharing the message is Kinney.

• April 3, Union United Church of Christ, sharing the message is Culp.

• April 10, Hopewell Church of God, sharing the message is Durant.

A community Good Friday service is set for noon April 19 at St. Johns United Church of Christ.

Lydia Mihalik to speak at NCORcog meeting

Lydia L. Mihalik, director of Development Services Agency for Ohio, is to be the featured speaker for the North Central Ohio Regional Council of Governments’ annual meeting at 8 a.m. March 20, 2019 at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 W. Market St.

The Ohio Development Services Agency awards state tax credits, among other things. Mihalik took her post Jan. 1.

Mihalik had been mayor of Findlay, taking office Jan. 1, 2012. She is the first female to hold the city’s top post. Mihalik gave attention to issues of flood mitigation, job creation and improving the way that the city delivers services to their residents.

She has been a proponent of the Small Business Development Center and workforce development, which is led in the city by a separate nonprofit called Raise the Bar.

Mihalik is a 2010 graduate of the Jo Ann Davidson Leadership Institute and a 2010 graduate of the Government Leadership Academy. She serves on the Hancock County Red Cross Board of Directors as well as board of directors for The Partnership for Excellence.

She is a board member for the Ohio Mayors Alliance, a collaboration of Ohio’s 20 largest cities, and has served on the advisory board for the U.S. Conference of Mayors and appointed chair of the USCM Standing Committee on Children, Health and Human Services. Since 2018, she has served as vice chair of the USCM Women Mayors Leadership Alliance.

Prior to her election as mayor, Mihalik was the grant administrator for the Hancock Regional Planning Commission.

Anyone who wants to attend the meeting or needs more information can contact NCORcog Director John Davoli at (419) 447-2927 or

Bunny Luncheon set for March 23

The Bunny Luncheon is set for noon-2 p.m. March 23 at Camden Falls, 2460 SR 231.

Lunch is to be served 12:30-1 p.m. There are to be opportunities for pictures with the Easter Bunny and all children in attendance, ages 11 and younger, are to get an Easter goody bag. There also is to be a bake sale during the event.

Tickets cost $8 per child/adult and include lunch. Tickets are to be available in advance only, and may be purchased at Camden Falls or at First Call For Help, 201 S. Washington St. No tickets are to be sold at the door.

If there are any questions regarding the event, or to donate baked goods for the bake sale, call Camden Falls at (419) 448-7699 or First Call For Help at (419) 448-4357.

Proceeds from the event go to the First Call For Help’s School Supplies event.