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Sunday announcements

April 15, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

CSA meeting planned

A meeting about community-supported agriculture is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wagner Floral Co., 907 E. CR 50. Those who attend can learn about Riehm Farm's weekly food subscription pick-up point.

Call (419) 992-4392 for more information.

LEGO program upcoming

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the monthly LEGO Saturday program 1-3 p.m. April 28 in Frost Kalnow Room. Families can stop by and create their own Lego creations. The library is to provide Duplo blocks for children ages 2-4 and LEGOs for ages 4 and older. Parents of young children should attend. Each month has a design theme; April's theme is Earth Day. For more information, stop by Junior Library, call (419) 447-3751 or email

'Eat, Pray, Love' to be discussed

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a book discussion about "Eat, Pray, Love," by Elizabeth Gilbert as part of the "Read It See It" series with The Ritz Theatre at 2 p.m. April 29 in Frost Kalnow Room. Copies of the book are available at the check-out desk.

The Ritz Theatre is to feature the motion picture "Eat, Pray, Love" at 2 p.m. May 6. Patrons can present their library card and get a free popcorn.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit

Preschool story time to be offered

Children who are 3, 4, 5 or 6 years old can attend preschool story time at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. There is to be one session a week for three Thursdays in April and May. Parents can choose between sessions of 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. April 19, 26 and May 3 in Frost Kalnow Community Room. Stories, poems, songs, finger plays, puppets and more are included in the free 30-minute activity. Parents' attendance is optional.

Library encourages re-enrollment

FOSTORIA - Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is urging everyone who is participating in the Kroger Community Rewards program on behalf of the library to re-enroll in the program in April, according to a release. It also encourages new enrollees to register. Annual re-enrollment is required to continue in the program. Step-by-step directions for registering are available at, or call (419) 435-2813 for more information.

Book to be discussed

Tiffin Seneca Public Library's adult book discussion group, "Let's Talk About It," is to discuss "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery. The discussion is to be 10:30 a.m. May 3 in Junior Home Room. Copies of the book are available at the check-out desk. The discussion is free.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or email

Library to host 'Money Smart Week'

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is participating in Money Smart Week @ Your Library Saturday through April 28. Bellevue Public Library is to host a series of "Money Smart" programs with local partners in April. All programs are to take place in the meeting room.

For more information, call (419) 483-4769.

"Money Smart Teens" is 4-5 p.m. Wednesday and is for preteens and teens, ages 11 and older. They can learn about banking with interactive games and group discussion. Register by Monday with youth services.

"Credit Reports and Credit Repair What You Need to Know" is 11 a.m. Saturday. There is to be a demonstration about accessing and reviewing a free annual credit report and how to improve a poor credit history. Register by Wednesday.

"Investment Basics and Grow Now Loan Program for Local Business" is 11 a.m. April 23. A guide to investment options, including fundamental investment concepts and investment strategies, is to be presented. The Grow Now Loan Program is to be reviewed. No registration is necessary.

"Managing Your Money Flow" is 6:30 p.m. April 24. People can discover how to create a practical budget. Register by Friday.

"Money Smart Kids" is 4-5 p.m. April 25. The program is for children ages 6-10, and parents also can attend. Children are to learn about the history of money, how to start and build up a savings account, and more. Register by April 23 with youth services.

"Identity Theft: Learn to Protect Yourself" is 10 a.m. April 28. Identity theft is to be discussed. Register by April 26.

Learn about glass etching

CLYDE - Clyde Public Library is to offer Glass Etching 101 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. All supplies different types of glassware, etching cream, stickers and punched adhesive paper for creating designs - is to be provided for the free program. Registration is required as space is limited. Participants should be 18 and older.

Advisory council to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education's business advisory council is to meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the administration building.

Board to meet Monday

Tiffin City Board of Education is to meet in special session at 4 p.m. Monday in the superintendent's office to discuss the employment of public personnel. No action is to be taken.

PTO to have bingo, raffle

OLD FORT - Old Fort Elementary School's parent-teacher organization is to host bakery bingo and a basket raffle Saturday in the high school commons. Food is served starting at 5:30 p.m., and bingo starts at 6 p.m. There also is to be a 50/50 drawing.

ABLE accepting students

FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools' Adult Basic and Literacy Education program is accepting new students who lack a high school diploma and are interested in obtaining their General Educational Development diploma into the program.

For those wanting to obtain a GED, classes are offered that prepare students for all components of the GED test and provide test-taking tips. ABLE classes are provided free. The ABLE program also is providing assistance to students to pay for the $40 test fee to take the official GED test.

To enroll in classes provided by the Fostoria City Schools' ABLE program, students initially are required to complete the orientation process at which time registration and placement testing are to take place. After completion of the orientation, students are to be allowed to enroll into the ABLE class and begin instruction.

Orientation to the program is a two-day process that is conducted monthly with the next scheduled orientation for the classes taking place 9-11 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

An additional orientation session is to be 9-11 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. April 30 and May 1. A distance education program that offers online lessons is available.

For questions or to schedule a time for orientation, call (419) 436-4163.

'Pathways through Autism' being offered

"Pathways through Autism" is an evening designed for parents and educators to obtain information to help navigate through each stage of life with autism. There are to be several vendors at the event, which is 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 W. Market St., Tiffin. The event is free.

For more information, call (419) 447-2927.

Alumni banquet tickets on sale

SYCAMORE - Tickets are on sale for Sycamore School's alumni banquet, which is to be 6:30 p.m. April 28 at Mohawk Local School District's building. Tickets may be purchased at Keller Hardware, Sycamore, or by calling (419) 927-4174.

Alumni banquet set for May 26

BLOOMVILLE - The host for the 102nd Bloomville alumni banquet is to be the class of 1962. The banquet is to be May 26 at Bloomville Community Center. Registration is at 5 p.m., and dinner is at 6 p.m. Classes to be honored are 1962, 1952, 1942 and 1937. The cost is $12.50. Reservations and payment may be sent to Bobbie Miller, 9632 E. TR 106, Bloomville, OH 44818. The next meeting is Friday at the home of Patty Cole.

McPherson honors students

CLYDE - March students of the month at McPherson Middle School are eighth-graders Lance Kehr and Ashley Van Doren, seventh-graders Austin Nasser and Morgan Bannister, and sixth-graders Rylie Notestine and Kade Rathbun.

Scouts compete

Cub Scout Pack 443 had its pinewood derby race March 24 at First Presbyterian Church. Pack winners were Grant Gribben, first place; Dominic Bruno, second place; and Lane Irving, third place.

Student art to be on display

Tiffin City Schools' 2012 spring arts festival is 6:30-9 p.m. Friday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday at Tiffin Middle School's cafetorium. Artwork from all schools and all grades is to be featured. Musical performances by Tiffin Elementary Choir members is to be presented Friday, and middle school instrumentalists from solo and ensemble competitions are to perform Sunday. Admission is free.

Terra to have open house

FREMONT - Terra State Community College is to host a campus-wide open house 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday. Visitors are to be able to tour academic program labs and departments, learn about student services, transfer opportunities and transportation, and talk with financial aid and admissions staff.

For more information, call (419) 559-2349.

Kelbley to perform

FINDLAY Loretta Kelbley, a 2010 graduate of New Riegel High School, is to perform with University of Findlay's University Singers at its annual "Family Concert" at 3 p.m. Saturday in Winebrenner Theological Seminary.

There are a limited number of free tickets. Contact the box office at (419) 434-5335 to reserve tickets. Any remaining tickets are to be available at the door. Kelbley is the daughter of Nancy Kelbley of Carey and Jeff Kelbley of Fostoria.

UF to have PR boot camp

FINDLAY Non-profit professionals can attend "PR Boot Camp 2012" June 12 at University of Findlay. The daylong conference is to focus on how to do more with less using public relations, digital media and innovative collaborations. Registration is $10 and includes a continental breakfast, boxed lunch and a series of workshops conducted by experts in strategic communication, social media, organizational communication and grant writing. Space is limited to the first 50 registrants.

To reserve a spot, email or call (419) 434-6982.

UF to host naturalization ceremony

FINDLAY The U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, is to host a naturalization ceremony at University of Findlay at 12:30 p.m. Monday in Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex with the Honorable Vernelis K. Armstrong, U.S. magistrate, Northern District of Toledo, presiding. Nearly 40 people are expected to become new citizens.

Owens to recycle

FINDLAY Owens Community College is to its first Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Day Tuesday.

Electronic items being collected include computer towers and monitors, hard drives, circuit boards, keyboards and mice, speakers, printers, cable, scanners, servers, fax machines, modems, tape drives, cell phones, DVD and VCR players, CD players, video game systems, video cameras, radios and stereos, among other items. Televisions are not being accepted as part of the collection drive event.

Representatives are to accept sensitive information to be shredded, including confidential documents, check stubs, bank statements, credit card offers, floppy disks and CDs. People can bring up to 10 boxes of paper documents for shredding purposes.

Items can be dropped off 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in parking lots B and C, which are situated in the northwest portion of the Findlay-area campus. For more information, call (567) 429-3029 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 3029.

Students to perform

FINDLAY Jessica Lynch, a 2009 Hopewell-Loudon High School graduate, and Ryan Wood, a 2010 Hopewell-Loudon graduate, are to perform University of Findlay's symphonic band and wind ensemble spring concert at 3 p.m. April 22 at Findlay High School's Heminger Auditorium.

Lynch is the daughter of Ruth and Lawrence Lynch of Bascom, and Wood is the son of Roger and Charlene Wood of Tiffin. Tickets may be reserved in advance at the box office by calling (419) 434-5335 or may be purchased at the door.

Owens to have open house

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Area residents can learn about and explore the educational programs, services and resources available at Owens Community College during an open house noon-4 p.m. Saturday at various locations on the Toledo-area campus.

The event is to start at noon with welcoming remarks in Audio/Visual Classroom Center rooms 121-128.

For more information or to register, call (567) 661-2180 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 2180. Or, visit

Terra, legion to have college fair

FREMONT - Terra State Community College and American Legion Post 121 are to sponsor a college fair for veterans. Veteran Education and Training Symposium is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 24 at American Legion, 2000 Buckland Ave., Fremont. The event is free to all veterans.

For more information, call (419) 559-2348.

Terra, Girl Scouts offering program

FREMONT - A program for girls ages 9-14 is to be 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday in the engineering building at Terra State Community College. The program is a collaboration between the college and Girl Scouts. The girls are to construct a small working robot and learn to program it. They then are to maneuver the robot around an obstacle course using the skills they learn.

Cost for the event, including lunch, snack and patch, is $10 for Girl Scouts and $22 for others, which includes membership. Financial assistance is available. There are 25 seats available for the event. To reserve a seat, call (800) 222-6119, ext. 6230, or (419) 334-3230.

Terra to host recycling day

In observance of Earth Day, Terra State Community College is hosting its third annual community recycling day. Area residents can drop off a variety of items to be recycled 2-6 p.m. April 26.

Electronic items to be accepted include computer CPUs, monitors ($10 charge), speakers, keyboards, computer mice, electric typewriters, word processors, televisions ($20-$25 charge), sweepers, fans, stereo/boom box, copiers, printers, game consoles, telephones, small kitchen appliances, ham radio equipment and about anything with a power cord except large kitchen appliances, dehumidifiers, air conditioners and any device containing Freon.

AccuShred is to accept confidential papers to be shredded on site. Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Solid Waste Management District is to accept batteries. No wet cell or automotive/marine batteries are to be accepted. Goodwill Industries is to accept shoes and books.

For more information, call (419) 559-2124.

Kern to have programs

FREMONT - Kern Center at Terra Community College is offering programs dealing with performance coaching, dealing with different work styles, and time management. For more information, call (800) 826-2431 or (419) 559-2255, email or visit

Terra State to celebrate youth

FREMONT - The early childhood education department at Terra State Community College is to host its first Week of the Young Child Family Fun Event 5-6:30 p.m. April 24 in Student Activities Center.

Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by National Association for the Education of Young Children, is meant to recognize the role of early childhood education and to focus attention on the needs of young children and their families. The event is free. For more information, call (419) 559-2216.

UF to host international night

FINDLAY University of Findlay is to host International Night 6-9 p.m. Friday in Alumni Memorial Union. Ten countries are to be represented. Visitors are to learn about traditional dress, crafts and other activities, and food samples from each country also are to be available. At 6 p.m., students are to demonstrate a variety of traditional and nontraditional dances, music, martial arts and other entertainment. A fashion show is to be included.

For more information, call (419) 434-4558.

UF to have senior forum

FINDLAY - The fourth session in University of Findlay's spring 2012 senior forum is to be 10:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hancock County Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose St. Each session consists of three independent programs at a cost of $5 each. A buffet lunch is available for an additional $5 per person. A complimentary coffee and tea bar, along with reserved parking, also is to be available.

For more information, call (419) 434-4672.

Professor to explain power of play

FINDLAY - Matt Stolick, professor of philosophy at University of Findlay, is to present "The Power of Play: Common Points Across Disciplines" at 6 p.m. Thursday in Ritz Auditorium, located in Old Main. There is no cost to attend.

Robots to compete

ADA - Students from Ohio Northern University have created a team of robotic football players to compete in the fourth annual University of Notre Dame robotic football competition at 7 p.m. Friday in Notre Dame's Stepan Center. The event is free. Alexandria Herman, a Tiffin native, is a member of the group.

Hall to be VP

Tiffin University has named Lori Hall as vice president for human resources and campus services. She has been with TU since 2000 serving the university as director of human resources, equal employment opportunity officer and faculty member. In her new position, she is to oversee TU's office of human resources, student affairs and campus services.

Genet honored at Ball State

MUNCIE, Ind. - Craig Genet of Tiffin was named a recipient of Academic Honors in Writing at Ball State University.

AU students present

ASHLAND - Local residents who presented at the third annual undergraduate research and creative activity symposium at Ashland University are Amber Weaver of Carey, a 2010 graduate of New Riegel High School, and Nick Painter of Fostoria, son of Michael and Pam Painter and a 2008 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School.

Capital lists

BEXLEY - Local students on the Capital University president's list are Nathan Siebenaller, Bascom; Christine Potts, Jessica Potts and Thomas Stein, Clyde; and Alexander Martishius, Tiffin. Local students on the provost's list are Gretchen Williams, Carey; Courtney Eads, Clyde; and Rebecca Martin and Marissa Price, Tiffin. Local students on the dean's list are Andrew Collins and Trent Smith, Clyde.

Assistant professor to present research

Matt Bereza, assistant professor of psychology and counseling at Tiffin University, is to present his research in June at a conference at New York University.

Bereza is to present "Direct to Vendor Relationships: Strengthening Communities through Local Foods." The research was conducted with the assistance of TU undergraduate students Chase Barnes, Kevin Collins, Gabriel McConn, Jaclyn Meyer and Selina Rumschlag.

The conference is to be June 19-23 at New York University in New York City.

Columbus State dean's list

COLUMBUS - Local students on the dean's list at Columbus State Community College are Britney Looser and Tandy Onstott, Carey; Evelyn Quarshie, Fostoria; and Joel Duress, Upper Sandusky.

Resident satisfaction survey available

COLUMBUS Elmwood Assisted Living in Green Springs has been named among the top 25 residential care facilities in Ohio in the 2011 Long-term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey, conducted under the direction of the Ohio Department of Aging.

Residents of Independence House have ranked their satisfaction as the highest in Fostoria, according to the survey. Independence House earned a score of 94.3. This was the highest score earned among long-term care facilities in Fostoria.

St. Fancis Senior Ministries Inc. announced St. Francis Nursing Home and Friedman Village Assisted Living facilities recently participated in the Ohio Department of Health's resident satisfaction surveys. Each facility's score was above the state averages for their levels of resident satisfaction. The nursing home scored 93.46, and Friedman Village scored 94.5.

Ohio's nursing home residents gave their facilities an 87.1 overall satisfaction rating, and assisted living residents gave their providers an 92.3 score. The results demonstrate a continuing upward trend for resident satisfaction in both types of care settings since the state began surveying.

Beginning this year, the amount of a nursing home's payment that is tied to achieving quality will increase from 1.7 percent of the Medicaid reimbursement rate to 9.7 percent. Satisfaction survey scores will be used to determine eligibility for three new measures: overall satisfaction; choice in rising and retiring times; and the ability of residents to personalize their rooms.

This was the third time the state has conducted a resident satisfaction survey of residential care facilities. Ohio's survey is the only statewide assisted living consumer satisfaction survey in the nation.

The survey was developed by Scripps Gerontology Center of Miami University and the Margaret Blenkner Institute, and was conducted between July 2011 and January by Vital Research LLC.

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Support group to meet May 7

Tiffin Diabetic Support Group's meeting has been changed from May 14 to May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Hyatt Room at Kiwanis Manor. Tim Lacey, a clinical dietitian at Mercy Tiffin Hospital, is to speak.

Mercy gala raises $30,000

Supporters of the Mercy Tiffin Foundation enjoyed "A Night on the Red Carpet" March 10 at the Hollywood Gala at Wyandot County Fairgrounds.

The foundation raised more than $30,000 in gross revenue from the event, and more than $17,000 of in-kind donations.



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