Library to have knitting sessions
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a series of open knitting sessions for knitters of all skill levels. Hosted by T-SPL's knitting class teachers, the sessions are to be 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sundays - today, Feb. 19 and 26 - in Junior Home Room.
Take questions, discussion topics and knitting projects and knit with T-SPL's knitting teachers and others. Participants should take their own yarn, needles and project.
For more information, call (419) 447-3751.
Join the 'Wimpy' party
Junior Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a "Diary of a Wimpy Kid Fan Party" 2-3:30 p.m. March 3 in Frost Kalnow Room. Children 8 years and older can honor the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" book series by Jeff Kinney.
Participants are to play games, compete in "Wimpy Kid" trivia, learn to draw characters from the book and make their own journal entry.
Register by calling (419) 447-3751 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library to celebrate Teen Read Week
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to celebrate Teen Read Week Feb. 20-26 with special events and programs aimed at encouraging area teens to read for fun. Teen Read Week is the national adolescent literacy initiative of Young Adult Library Services Association.
Centered on the theme, "Picture It," the project is to encourage teens to read a variety of materials, including graphic novels, books about photography and more.
Teens can sign up for Teen Advisory Board, which gives input on teen programming and teen items, including books, graphic novels and movies.
There is to be a special book display located in the teen library with a "Picture It" theme as well as a teens-only reading challenge that encourages teens to the keep track of the number of pages read during the week. The top three readers are to win a free lunch, compliments of the library. Teens can log their pages in Junior Library; final entries are due Feb. 27.
There also is to be a "Picture Me" photography contest. Teens are asked to take photographs of a typical day in their lives and create a collage. Collages are due Saturday and are to be displayed at the library. Prizes for first and second places are to be awarded Feb. 21.
The teen department also is to host Teen Art Time 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in Frost Kalnow Room. Participants are to discuss different art styles and paint self portraits.
Library to host 'Game ON!'
BELLEVUE - "Game ON!" for grades 6-12 has been scheduled at Bellevue Public Library, 2:45-5 p.m. March 22 and April 19. The library offers Xbox 360 Kinect and Wii. Refreshments are to be served.
For more information visit or call youth services at (419) 483-0422.
Staff to present puppet show
BELLEVUE - The youth services staff at Bellevue Public Library is to present a half-hour puppet show at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Learn about managing accounts
BELLEVUE - People can learn about managing their library account online during a program at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bellevue Public Library.
For more information, call (419) 483-4769.
Yarn Club to help others
BELLEVUE - Yarn Club at Bellevue Public Library is participating in "Warm Up America" in February and March. Anyone interested may crochet or knit a 7- by 9-inch rectangle to become part of an afghan to be given to someone in need.
Yarn and patterns are to be available at the library 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Club members are to be on hand to answer questions and offer instruction.
Rectangles are to be collected and pieced together March 17.
Anyone interested in donating yarn for the volunteer effort may do so at the youth services desk.
For more information, call (419) 483-4769.
Master gardener to discuss trends
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to host Master Gardener Mary Strayer at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for a discussion of new trends in gardening.
For more information, call (419) 483-4769.
Give blood,get hockey tickets
The Toledo Walleye are to host their third annual blood drive 2-7 p.m. Wednesday at Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo.
When donors come to give blood they may:
Receive a ticket to the Feb. 26 Toledo Walleye game (limited to first 200).
Enter to win Toledo Walleye memorabilia.
Enter to win a Toledo Walleye Experience package.
Meet Toledo Walleye players and mascots.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (800) RED CROSS or visit red
crossblood.org and enter sponsor code: TOLEDOWALLEYE.
McClung logs training hours
Brad McClung, McClung's Animal Hospital, completed 14 hours of continuing education on the topic "Emergency and Critical Care: Triage, Imaging and Beyond," with the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society.
Committee to gather
Tiffin City Board of Education's program committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the administration building.
YMCA offers events
Tiffin Community YMCA is to have a child and baby-sitting class that is to address recognizing emergencies, action steps, infant care, basic first aid and personal, water and fire safety. The class, which certifies youth ages 12 and older, is to be 8:30-11:45 a.m. Feb. 20. Class size is limited.
YMCA also is to have a lock-in 5:45-9 p.m. March 2 for children in grades 2-5. The event includes pool and swim games.
For more information and registration, call (419) 447-8711.
Clyde-GS board to meet
CLYDE - Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village Board of Education is to meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the board office for a work session to address deficit reduction.
There is to be an executive session to discuss the employment of personnel with no action to be taken.
Co-ops offering trip
North Central Electric Cooperative and Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives Inc. are offering a youth tour to high school sophomores and juniors. The tour is an annual contest that gives students the chance to compete for a free week-long trip to Washington, D.C.
For information, students should contact their high school guidance counselor, visit www.ncelec.org or call (800) 426-3072.
Grant money available
Youth Advisory Council of Tiffin Charitable Foundation Inc. is accepting grant applications through March 30.
The mission of Youth Advisory Council is to become educated about community needs and the grant-making process.
Students on the committee have visited CASA, Sharing Kitchen at St. Paul's United Methodist Church and YMCA. They are to observe the nature-based preschool at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve and visit Mercy Tiffin Hospital.
During the April meeting, students are to consider grant applications and make final recommendations to the board of trustees of Tiffin Charitable Foundation.
Applications are available at Tiffin Charitable Foundation's office at 68 S. Washington St. or by visiting www.tiffinfoundation.org.
Donations sought for uniforms
FOSTORIA - Fostoria High School's band is to begin raising funds to replace the current set of marching band uniforms. The current uniforms were put into service Sept. 6, 1991. New uniforms cost about $320 each.
In order to provide a proper fit for students and to prepare for future growth, Redmen Music Club is to purchase 100 uniforms and already has begun raising funds through a monthly Market Day food co-op and through a donation from the class of 1961. The goal is to raise $30,000 to ensure delivery of the new uniforms in time for the 2013 football season.
There are several levels of support, including an "eighth note," $10-$99, which includes a letter of appreciation; "quarter note," $100-$249, certificate of appreciation; "half note," $250-$499, framed certificate of appreciation; and whole note, $500 and more, picture of the band in the new uniforms mounted on an engraved plaque.
All donations at the "quarter note" level or above are to be recognized permanently on a wall plaque displayed outside of Wainwright Performing Arts Center at Fostoria High School.
For information call (419) 436-4117.
Medical classes being offered
FREMONT - Medical career opportunities are available through Diversified Medical Occupations Program at Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career and Technology Center. The one-year course at 1220 Cedar St., Fremont, prepares students for jobs in an allied health profession.
The course is offered 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and has a limited number of seats.
For more information, call (419) 334-6901, ext. 435.
Kohl's to honor youth
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. Kohl's Department Stores' Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program is to award more than $420,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,200 young volunteers who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations are being accepted through March 15 at kohlskids.com.
FFA members achieve degrees
SYCAMORE - Members of the Mohawk High School FFA chapter received their chapter FFA degrees Jan. 9. Mohawk FFA members achieving the degree were Lydia Coldiron, Emily Daniel, Kayla Draper, Devon Fredritz, Somer Freeman, Nick Harrington, Olivia Johnson, Brady Kohlenberg, Kim Kramer, Ciara Long, Sabrina McDermott, Jake McMillion, Matt Miller, Cassie Parsons and Brett Spencer.
TMS honors students
Tiffin Middle School's students of the month for December were Thomas Kersting, Olivia Kramer, Jacob Charlton, Abby Hart, Brittany DuMonte, Brandy Gabrielson, Ben Klepper, Abby Miller, Bre Cooper, Wesley Henkel, Ashley Huntington and Sarah Stull.
McPherson names students of the month
CLYDE - McPherson Middle School's students of the month for January were sixth-graders Noah Massie and Alayna Barrera, seventh-graders Steven Hohenstein and Maria Guzman, and eighth-graders Michael Ware and Kim Rohrbach.
FHS students perform
FOSTORIA - Fostoria High School was represented by 14 students at Ohio Music Education Association Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Event Feb. 4 at Marion Harding High School. No students received a rating less than "excellent," with six students earning a "superior" rating.
Students who received a "I" (superior) rating included Corissa Cramer (soprano solo), Matt Sierra (bass solo, trumpet solo), Mark Sierra (euphonium solo), Austin Poland (snare drum solo) and Nikko Navarro (tenor solo).
Students who received a "II" (excellent) rating included Alaina Conlin (alto solo), Mark Sierra (baritone solo), Morgan Bush (alto solo), Kaitlyn Gonyer (soprano solo), Damaris Castillo (alto solo), Alan Cross (baritone solo), Marissa Woodward (soprano solo) and the low brass quartet of Mark Sierra (euphonium), Taylor Garcia (tuba) and Alec Weiker and Zendon Griffin (trombone).
TU to host lock-in
Tiffin University's women's basketball team is to host a lock-in in Gillmor Student Center 6-10 p.m. Friday for children in grades K-6. Activities are to include face painting, coloring, football and basketball. Admission is $5, and parents must sign their children in. Concessions are to be available. Children should wear tennis shoes. For more information, call (419) 448-3503.
Tax help available
FREMONT - For the second consecutive year, students at Terra State Community College are to participate in a nationwide program aimed at helping people complete their income tax forms.
The students, with support from accounting faculty Jack Fatica and Terry Holmes, are to be part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sponsored by Internal Revenue Service. The service is free.
The student volunteers, who are mostly in accounting and business, have received training to prepare basic tax returns. They are to prepare federal and Ohio income tax returns. City tax and school district tax returns are not part of the service.
To have their returns prepared, taxpayers need to present photo identification; valid Social Security cards for the taxpayer, spouse and dependents; birth dates for primary, secondary and dependents on the tax return; wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G and 1099-R, from all employers; interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099); a copy of last year's federal and state returns, if available; bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit; other relevant information about income and expenses; total paid for day care; and the day care provider's identifying number.
To file taxes electronically on a Married Filing Jointly tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
The service at Terra is to be available 1:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 4:30-7 p.m. Thursdays through April 12. The location Wednesdays is Building A, room 314, and the location Thursdays is Building B, room 305. Accounting faculty are to supervise at all times.
There is no need to schedule an appointment, but for more information, call (419) 559-2381.
Hear about the Holocaust
FINDLAY Area residents interested in receiving a first-hand account about the Holocaust and anti-Semitism can attend a free lecture featuring Holocaust Resource Temple of Judea of Manhasset Director and Holocaust survivor Irving Roth at Owens Community College's Findlay and Toledo campuses Tuesday.
The lecture presentation is to occur at 11 a.m. in Conference Center room 111 on the Findlay campus. A second lecture is to take place at 2 p.m. in Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre on the Toledo campus. Admission to both events is free.
For more information call (567) 429-3029 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 3029.
UF work on display
FINDLAY Art by 18 photography students and one recent graduate from University of Findlay was accepted in the annual ArtSpace/Lima Photography Club Juried Exhibition, which runs through Saturday.
Anthony Fields of Upper Sandusky was among the students who had work featured. The exhibit is located at 65-67 Town Square, Lima. For more information visit www.artspacelima.com or call (419) 222-1721.
Martin placed at TMS
FINDLAY Mollie Martin, a Tiffin resident and 2006 graduate of Columbian High School, has been selected as a student teacher with Tiffin Middle School.
Walsh dean's list
NORTH CANTON Local students on the Walsh University dean's list are Gemma White, Bloomville; and Kimberly Swartz, Megan Thompson and Emily Tiell, Tiffin.
Students receive scholarships
ASHLAND Several local seniors have been awarded scholarships to attend Ashland University. Justin Herrnstein of New Washington is to receive a provost's scholarship. He is a senior at Buckeye Central High School. Sarah Webb of Green Springs is to receive a president's scholarship. She is a senior at Clyde High School. Ian Rechtenbach of Carey is to receive a provost's scholarship. He is a senior at Carey High School.
FINDLAY - Two local residents received Brown Mackie College - Findlay scholarships. Alease McElhatten of Tiffin received Hands of Care Award, and Cynthia Breitigam of Tiffin received the Spirit of Science for Allied Health honor.
OWU dean's list
DELAWARE Local students on the Ohio Wesleyan University dean's list are Katie Butt, Upper Sandusky; Logan Markins, Fostoria; and Arielle Engle, Rachel Martin and Erin Vassar, Tiffin.
Mount Union dean's list
ALLIANCE Taylor Ruffing, an Attica native and Seneca East High School graduate, is on the dean's list at University of Mount Union.
Students complete program
FINDLAY Nathaniel Kurtz, a 2007 graduate of Mohawk High School, and Juliana Engleman, a Columbian High School graduate, completed University of Findlay's Nuclear Medicine Institute. Kurtz is the son of Deb and Kris Kurtz of Tiffin. Engleman lives in Toledo.
ASHLAND - Susan McConnell of Tiffin is a member of the fencing club at Ashland University. She is the daughter of Douglas and Joan McConnell and is a 2010 graduate of Columbian High School.
Local residents play club basketball
ASHLAND - Christy Fox of Upper Sandusky and Erica Smith of Tiffin are members of women's club basketball at Ashland University. Fox is the daughter of Daniel and Judy Fox and is a 2010 graduate of Riverdale High School. She serves as the president of women's club basketball. Smith is the daughter of Rex and Tammy Smith and is a 2010 graduate of Columbian High School.
Students compete on track team
ASHLAND - Several local residents are members of the indoor track team at Ashland University. Brandon Mesnard of Bascom is the son of Shawn and Judy Mesnard and is a 2011 graduate of Columbian High School. Nick Painter of Fostoria is the son of Michael and Pam Painter and is a 2008 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School. Morgan Myers of Upper Sandusky is the daughter of Donald and Laurel Myers and is a 2010 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School.
UC dean's list
CINCINNATI - Students on the dean's list at University of Cincinnati are Shirley Bechstein, Ellen Klotz and Holly Reinhart, Fostoria; Lindsay Bernard, Thomas Guzowski, Diana Hamner, Cheryl Hulse and Brianna Richey, Tiffin; Elise Burdette, Green Springs; Ashley Clark, Eric Shafer, Seth Tschanen and Lori Werner, Upper Sandusky; Keren Clark, Chad Deamicis and Emily Hyatt, Carey; Dawn Shireman, Old Fort; Katelyn Stein, Clyde; and Andrew Theis, New Riegel.
CINCINNATI - Local residents who graduated from University of Cincinnati are Cheryl Hulse, Tiffin, associate of applied science; Lauri Pedroza, Fostoria, associate of applied science; and Katelyn Stein, Clyde, bachelor of business administration.
Brown Mackie lists
FINDLAY - Local residents on the Brown Mackie College - Findlay lists are Sarah Shook, dean's, Carl Bishop, president's, Kimberly Fitch, president's, Kisha Carver, dean's, Christal Hoyda, president's, Vernice Angel, honors, Ashley Childress, honors, Misty Fancher, dean's, Jessica Hall, honors, Maranda Youster, dean's, Marissa Shetterly, honors, Jamie Sklar, honors, William Naugle, dean's, and Misty Parkins, honors, Tiffin; Cody McGough, honors, and Lesa Michael, president's, Kansas; Cassandra Pressley, dean's, and Benjamin Pressley, honors, Bloomville; Melody Hoffman, dean's, Kansas; Kathy Snyder, honors, Bettsville; Ashley Fries, dean's, Republic; Terrie McCarron, dean's, Josh Kinney, president's, Betty Jo Cooney, honors, Jessica Tucker, honors, Cindy Kimble, dean's, Amanda McGuire, president's, Heather Edwards, dean's, Jo Anne Lawless, dean's, Alexander Zeek, dean's, Miranda Doerfer, honors, Brandy Doll, honors, Marcea Thompson, honors, Stephanie Salazar, president's, Rick Diaz, honors, Elisha Cottrill, dean's, Sabrina Toth, president's, Megan Prenzlin, honors, Ashlee Grine, president's, Deanna Diaz, dean's, and Grace Hammond, honors, Fostoria; Robin Schroeder, dean's, Jessica Paul, president's, Cheryl Young, president's, and Brenda Rausch, dean's, Bradner; Melissa Guay, dean's, and Luke Jacobs, honors, Risingsun; Rachel Hartshorn, president's, and Shawn Drennen, dean's, Clyde; Paige Cornwell, honors, and Ashlee Walter, dean's, Carey; Sarah Keefer, dean's, Tiro; and Venisha McKee, president's, John Loverich, president's, Anna Mewhorter, dean's, Emily Niederkohr, dean's, Shannon McLain, honors, and Robin Henderson, honors, Upper Sandusky.
AKRON - Lindsey Pardi of Tiffin received a bachelor's degree in interpersonal and public communication from University of Akron.