GREEN SPRINGS - Green Springs Village Council is to have a special meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 3 to discuss personnel. It is a half-hour before the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. and is to be in executive session.
The Tiffin City Board of Education is to meet for its organizational meeting at 4 p.m. Jan. 4. The records committee is to meet following the organizational meeting. The board of education is to meet in special session at 4:45 p.m. The meetings are to be at 166 Greenfield St.
ATTICA - The Seneca East Local School District's board of education is to have its organizational meeting and regular January meeting at 5 p.m. Jan. 10 in the board office.
The general purpose financial statements for the fiscal year ending June 30 are complete and available for inspection by contacting Treasurer Laura Brickner, 13343 E. US 224, Attica, or by calling (419) 426-1851.
The Early Childhood Coordinating Committee is to meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 14 at Family Learning Center at Sentinel Career and Technology Center. For more information, call (419) 448-5079.
NEW RIEGEL - The New Riegel Local School District's board of education is to have a public hearing about its proposed fiscal year 2012 alternative tax budget at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 in the library. The organizational meeting is to follow.
To celebrate Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's re-opening Sundays, Friends of the Library is to host a Tea at Three on the first open Sunday of the new year.
All patrons and friends of the library may attend the Tea at Three at 3 p.m. Jan. 9 in the reading room.
The celebration is to include tea, cookies and music by Keller Brothers.
Keller Brothers, a singing group from Oberlin, is to perform a selection of pop favorites, show tunes and Italian arias. For more information about the group, go to www.thekellerbrothers.com.
For more information about the Tea at Three, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the library's website or call the library.
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has added another adult computer class for January.
The "Download Audiobooks & eBooks from the Library" computer class is to be either 2-3 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. Jan. 5 in Kernan Computer Lab. The one-hour workshop includes a demonstration of how to browse, check out and download titles from the library's digital catalog and download center.
Students are to learn how to download audiobooks, eBooks and more to their computer, iPod or eBook Reader. eReaders compatible with the library's service include Barnes & Noble's Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo and PanDigital. The Kindle is not compatible.
Students must be familiar with the Internet or have taken "Beginning Internet" at the library. Registration is required. Students are to be registered on a first-come, first-served basis at the check-out desk or by calling (419) 447-3751. The class is to cost $1 to cover copy costs.
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to close at 3 p.m. Friday and be closed Saturday in observance of the new year. The library is to reopen Jan. 3 with new hours.
Throughout 2011, the library is to be open 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The library is to be open Sundays through May 22 and be closed Sundays during the summer. The library is to reopen Sundays starting Sept. 11.
Call (419) 447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us for more information.
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to have "Babies & Books" in January. There are to be two 30-minute classes, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11, in Junior Home Room.
"Babies & Books" features stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays. Parents or caregivers and babies, age birth to 24 months old, can sign up for one session of language enrichment activities.
Call (419) 447-3751 to register, starting Jan. 4, for the free program.
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's next "Tales for Twos & Threes" series begins Jan. 11. Stories, songs and finger plays are to entertain children 2 and 3 years old with their parents or caregivers. The sessions are 30 minutes.
There is to be a session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 11, 18 and 25, and a session at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 12, 19 and 26, in Frost Kalnow Room. No registration is necessary for the free events.
For more information, people can stop by the Junior Library or call (419) 447-3751.
Seneca One Stop is to offer the following workshops at the Department of Jobs and Family Services, 3362 S. TR 151, Tiffin:
* 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 10 "Market Yourself for Success." This workshop is designed to assist job seekers to find employment. Information and job search tips are presented and Ohio Means Jobs, the state job board website, is to be demonstrated.
* 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 24 "Get a Job or a Better Job." Learn how to prepare for and conduct a successful job search. This session includes a review of unemployment services provided by the state.
For more information, call (419) 447-5011, ext. 443, or (800) 825-5011, ext. 443.
Seneca One Stop is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday, and from 7:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. All basic services are free.
BLOOMDALE - The 18th annual Elmwood FFA & Alumni Farm Toy Show is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 2 at Elmwood School Community Center, 7650 Jerry City Road. Admission is $1.50 for adults, and children under 12 are free with an adult. For more information, call (419) 655-2583, ext. 146, or (419) 447-4320.
SYCAMORE - The Mohawk High School FFA chapter had two teams that competed at the county, sub-district and district parliamentary procedure contests this year.
The advanced team included Robert Gilliland, Jordan Long, Candace Lease, Erika Coldiron, Donny Smith, Darby Walton, Jarred Shellhouse and Sarah Parker. The beginning team was made up of Jarred Shellhouse, Ciara Long, Lydia Coldiron, Cassie Parsons, Kayla Draper, Brady Kohlenberg, Emily Daniel and Lindsay Daniel.
Both teams placed second at the county and sub-district contests. At districts, the advanced team placed sixth overall, while the beginning team placed third. Both teams earned a gold rating.
Janice Panuto, a Tiffin native, was named the Ohio Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal of the Year. OASSA has nominated Panuto for the National Association of Secondary School Principals' national award, which is to be announced in April.
Panuto is the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Jacquelyn A. Panuto. She graduated from St. Francis High School and Bowling Green State University. She has taught at Calvert High School and is in her fifth year as freshman assistant principal at Findlay High School.
TMS honors students of the month
Tiffin Middle School's students of the month for November are Lydia Bruno, Logan Anway, Jacob Craig, Cheyenne Fitch, Bre Cooper, Hannah Reinbolt, Lauren Branson, Cameron Robinson, Hailee Distel, Gabby Schmucker, Zach Perin and Mara Luzader.
Dec. 9 and 10, the senior students in the Sentinel Career and Technology Center medical technology program took their State Tested Nurse Aide exam. The results again this year were 100 percent, with a total of 28 students testing and 28 students passing. The exam requires the students take a 79-question written exam and perform five clinical skills in the lab. Several students already have been hired by local health-care facilities.
The students who passed the exam are Garret Ginnever, Bettsville High School; Rachel Covert, Gwen Francis, Brittany Hites, Angela Martin, Chandler Raudebaugh, Rachel Reamer, Olivia Riedy, Nicole Roberts, Mindy Walland, Tori Watson, Renee Watson and Maranda Youster, Columbian High School; Brittany Bloom, Courtney Coppus, Kourtney Jesko and Jessica Livesay, Hopewell-Loudon High School; Tarannie Roosa and Keylee Sowers, Mohawk High School; Cody Cook, Katlyn Nagel, Mark Schock and Rachel Smith, Seneca East High School; and Macy Britton, Lindsey Kessler, Renee Kincade, Kerri Perricone and Liz Vanderpool, Upper Sandusky High School.
Students tapped for membership for Lakota High School's National Honor Society are seniors Rebekah Boice, Nicollette Foos, Leah Gabel, Kylie Podach and Jenna Souders; and juniors Kristen Brewer, Courtney Chalfin, Kim Crowl, Megan Davies, Sam Flechtner, Jessica Hoffman, Paula Karriker, Emily Ritter, Spencer Sprow, Ben Timmons, Brian Vamos, Abby Wasserman, Brett Welly and Kaela Wiseman.
New members are to be inducted formally at the annual honors banquet May 5.
FREMONT - Terra Community College is to be closed for winter break through Jan. 2. Spring semester classes begin Jan. 10.
WILMINGTON Alexander Vogel of Tiffin is the recipient of an $8,500 Wilmington College Academic Achievement Award. Vogel, the son of George and Therese Vogel, is a senior at Columbian High School.
WESTERVILLE - Local students on the dean's list at Otterbein University are Megan Johnston, Marta Watson, Collin Debarbrie, Matthew Wilson and Hope Davies of Tiffin.
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Pink volleyballs, pink T-shirts, pink bracelets and pink necklaces were abundant in Owens Community College's Student Health and Activities Center as the Express women's volleyball team and the Raising Awareness Club raised funds to help support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the organization's efforts in the fight against breast cancer.
In a little less than two hours, the Owens volleyball team and the Raising Awareness Club collected more than $760 through various activities.
Brittany Egbert of Fostoria, a Hopewell-Loudon High School graduate, is a member of the volleyball team.
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP - Local residents who earned membership into the Gamma Zeta chapter of the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society at Owens Community College are Toni Regutti of Carey, James Ross of Tiffin and Jaclyn Wahrer of New Riegel.
BLUFFTON-Several local students are active in music groups at Bluffton University.
Samantha Ritter of Tiffin is a member of Bel Canto women's chorus and Bluffton's new gospel choir. She is a graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School and is the daughter of Fred and Sandy Ritter.
Michael O'Donnell of Tiffin is a member of the concert band. He is the son of Chris and Kathryn O'Donnell.
Amanda Cholodewitsch of Tiffin is a member of Bel Canto women's chorus. She is a graduate of Hopewell-Loudon and is the daughter of Steve Cholodewitsch and Lori Huffman.
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Owens Community College Foundation awarded more than $165,300 in scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year to students for their achievements.
Jarred Collins of Bloomville; Lisa Depinet of Republic; Stephen Dorsey, Jill Gooding, Dawan Jones and Nathaniel Weller of Fostoria; Michael King of Carey; Michael Reinhart of Alvada; and Kenneth Schaade of Tiffin received AEP Ohio Scholarships.
Karin Long of Fostoria received a Findlay Leadership Scholarship, and Maureen Kurtz of Tiffin received a Ford Scholarship.
Rachel Arnold of Alvada and Nicole Kelbley of Fostoria received Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative Scholarships. Rebekah Birkholz of Clyde received an Owens Community College Foundation Scholarship.
Natasha Verschoor of Bradner received a Perrysburg Rotary STRIVE Scholarship, and Emily Molyet of Fostoria received a Tall Timbers Foundation Scholarship.
Rachel Arnold of Alvada, Diana Leemaster of Bradner and Heidi Smith of New Riegel received Toledo Community Foundation Marsh Family Fund Scholarships. Katie Ink of New Riegel received a UPS Scholarship.
FREMONT Terra Community College received a $21,923 grant from the Financial Literacy Education Fund. It proposed to expand student access to financial education by developing a Financial Literacy Educational Program that would serve students, Job Store clients and other adults.
Cadet Zachariah S. White, BGSU Army ROTC, was awarded the US Army Air Assault Badge May 19 after completing two weeks of training and graduation at Fort Campbell, Ky. After passing various combat assault, aeromedical evacuation and sling load trainings, candidates also must conduct two 100-foot rapells from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and finish with a 12-mile road march in less than three hours.
White also received the Iron Falcon Award from his commanding officer, Lt. Col. Steven J. Letzring, Aug. 20 during Fall New Cadet Orientation. The award recognizes the highest level of performance demonstrated by a cadet in the BGSU Army ROTC for the 2009-10 academic year.
White, the son of Daniel and Teresa White of Bloomville, is a 2008 graduate of Calvert High School and attends Tiffin University, majoring in Homeland Security/Terrorism.