Women's group to hold convention
The Lakeside Federation of Women is to hold its 118th annual convention July 11 at Green Gables, historic home of the Lakeside Women's Club. The morning program is to feature Jan Rader from Columbus who will give a history of American Sign Language and teach a song in sign.
A luncheon is to be held at the Lakeside United Methodist Church. Karen Westgate is to present harp music.
Polly Albrecht from Lakeside is to speak in the afternoon about "Aprons Hanging from My Clothesline," stories from the past and her love of aprons.
Lakeside Federation of Women is made up of women's clubs who meet to study a variety of subjects. Clubs include Attica Woman's Literary Guild, No Name Club of Bloomville, Carey Fortnightly Club, Clyde Garden Club and Progress Club of Clyde.
The convention is open to any interested women.
For information and registration, call (419) 798-1452. Registrations should be made by June 30.
Fostoria High class of 1967
Fostoria High School class of 1967 is to have its 45th reunion July 20-22. The class is to meet at 6:30 p.m. July 20 at KemoSabes Roadhouse Grill for a pre-reunion get together. The class reunion will take place at 6 p.m. July 21 at the American Legion Hall on Zeller Road with a buffet dinner and music by Time Warp, DJ Joe Lowery. The class will meet at 2 p.m. July 22 at the New Riegel Cafe for an informal gathering of food and fun. Reservations are required for the reunion and the Sunday dinner and should be made to Elaine Schlenker at (419) 435-9595 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The committee has been unable to locate the following classmates: David Barcus, Carolyn Brady, Pam Carter Myers, Pat Chandler Rannels, Nick Coronado, David Gobel, Charlotte Hanzely, Jeannette Hardon Beamer, Becky Hoffman Keim, Ron Jones, Shirley King Merrick, Yvonne Lash, Wayne Lemmon, Albert Merrick, David Newlove, Kenneth Penn, Gregg Raney, Dennis Ritchey, Patricia Rogers, Robert Sager, Sandra Seem Farmer, Barbara Simino Rice, Mike Slay, Malissa Smith, Robert Smith, Richard Taylor, Bob Trout, Barbara Trumpio, Harley Wagner and Tom Carpenter.
For more information, contact Schlenker at (419) 435-9595, Ilene Geary at (419) 436-9717, or Tom Suter at (419) 354-5212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get a makeover
Teen Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to continue its summer reading program, "We Own the Night," with a program 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday in Frost Kalnow Room.
The event, "We Love the Night Makeover and Movie," is to feature the movie "Gremlins." The movie is rated PG and runs 106 minutes. While viewing the film, teens are to be able to get and give gothic makeovers. The program is open to students entering sixth grade through grade 12 and is free. Refreshments are to be provided.
For more information, check out the library on Facebook, visit www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us or ask at the information desk.
Teen Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's summer reading program, "We Own the Night," is to have a program 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 15.
The event, "Super Saturday Scavenger Hunt," is to meet in Junior Library. Participants are to search for clues about night-themed books to locate items within the library. The program is open to students entering sixth grade through grade 12 and is free. Refreshments are to be provided.
For more information, check out the library on Facebook, visit www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us or ask at the information desk.
Start snapping photos
BELLEVUE - Teenagers ages 12-18 can enter a photo contest at Bellevue Public Library. The theme is "Dream Big!" Entry forms are available at either check-out desk. Photos are to be accepted June 25-July 13, and each must be accompanied by an entry form. Winners are to be announced at 2 p.m. July 25 during a reception for participants and their families. The public can view the entries 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Library to offer program
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library offers more than 20,000 digital books and downloadable audiobooks for Kindle, Nook and other eReaders through the CLEVNET eMedia website. To learn about these resources, people can attend a demonstration-style program at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the library's meeting room. For more information, call (419) 483-4769.
Free computer classes being offered
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library offers basic computer classes that are free. It received a federal grant to participate in Connect Ohio as a participant of Every Citizen Online, and the matching grant helped fund the purchase of laptops for small-group computer instruction. Monthly Connect Ohio classes consist of a series of three sessions. Each series of instruction includes an introduction to computers, an introduction to the Internet and basic use of the Internet, including email.
After completing six hours of training, students are to receive a certificate of completion. Certificate holders are eligible for certain discounts on broadband Internet access. The next series of classes is to be 10 a.m.-noon June 18, 21 and 25. Registration by Thursday is recommended. Call the adult services desk at (419) 483-4769 to register or for more information.
Time for 'Game ON!'
BELLEVUE - A series of video game sessions have been scheduled at Bellevue Public Library for the summer. "Game ON!" is offered one Thursday a month. The events are to be Thursday, July 12 and Aug. 9. Sessions for grades 3-5 are scheduled for 10:30 a.m.-noon. Sessions for grades 6-12 are scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Refreshments are to be served. For more information, visit or call youth services at (419) 483-0422. Program information is available at www.bellevue.lib.oh.us.
Children's activities offered
BELLEVUE - Registration is being accepted at Bellevue Public Library for the summer series of preschool storytime. Children ages 3-5 can attend with a parent or other adult caregiver. Parents can take younger siblings to the program, which is to include stories, songs and rhymes.
The series is to run for six weeks, beginning Monday. The weekly programs last about 35 minutes. Three sessions are available, 7 p.m. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
The summer series of Toddler Time also is to begin this month. Children ages 1 and 2, with a parent or other adult caregiver, can attend. Parents can take other siblings. The 20-minute program includes stories and activities geared to young listeners.
The Toddler Time series is to run for six weeks beginning June 11. Two sessions are available, 6 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
There is to be no preschool story time or Toddler Time July 4. For more information or to register for preschool story time, visit or call youth services at (419) 483-0422.
Committee to meet
Tiffin City Board of Education program committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the administration building.
H-L reschedules meetings
BASCOM - The June meeting of Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education has been rescheduled for 5:15 p.m. June 20 in the school's distance learning lab. The July regular meeting has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 16, also in the distance learning lab. Personnel are to be available July 16 for one hour before the board meeting to answer questions and provide information about the new school building project.
Bettsville changes meeting
BETTSVILLE - Bettsville Board of Education has rescheduled its regular meeting for 5 p.m. June 19 in the board room.
NCOESC adds training programs
North Central Ohio Educational Service Center has added two more sessions for iPad training for the summer. It is to be a two-day training that is to focus on the features of the iPad as well as exploring the applications and how to use them. People also are to learn how to use their iPad with other equipment.
People should note during registration if they would like to purchase an iPad as part of the course. Space is limited. The first training session is to be 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 23-24 with a registration deadline of July 13. The second session is to be 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 20-21. All sessions are to be at NCOESC, 928 W. Market St., Tiffin.
Students selected for seminar
Seven area high school sophomores were selected to attend Ohio West Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. Selected to attend HOBY were Aaron Reinhart, New Riegel High School; Shelby Covert and Patrick Smith, Bridges Community Academy; Lea Wilczynski, Old Fort High School; Hunter Stark and Marisa Stephens, Columbian High School; and Macie Harvey, Bettsville High School.
Hospital foundation awards funds
FOSTORIA - ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation awarded scholarships to local students studying for degrees in health care. Recipients included Kelly Faeth, Lindsay Fleegle, Katelyn Schiefer, Lindsay Schiefer, Vivian Gao, Kayla Kirk, Abigail Marshall, Allyson Beechum, Paige Cress, Jacqueline Faeth, Samantha Flechtner, Shelby Hemminger, Jessica Lynch, Melanie Margraf, Kyle Mathias, Paige Noftz and Alicia Shontz.
OF students recognized
OLD FORT - Old Fort High School recognized scholarship winners during its graduation ceremony, including Old Fort Lions Club Scholarships, Olivia Burke, Stephanie Hill and DeAnna Miller; Ernest Hiestand Memorial Scholarship, Miller; Meeker Memorial Scholarship, Burke; Dave Ulmer Citizenship Awards, Burke and Luke Edgar; Old Fort Alumni Scholarship, Miller; John and Jane Willis Athletic Boosters Scholarships, Stephanie Hill and Dane Pitchford; John Miller Memorial Scholarship, Burke; Old Fort Board of Education Scholarships, Nathan Alexander and Zachary Alexander; Dr. Ellis and Judy Wagner Scholarship, Hill; Church & Dwight Academic Scholarship, Kelsey Polyak; Church & Dwight FFA Scholarship, Taylor Heileman; Church & Dwight FCCLA Scholarship, Brittany Metcalfe; Chamber Foundation of Sandusky County Scholarship, Edgar; Old Fort Local Education Association Scholarship, Burke; Best Buy Scholarship, Burke; National Machinery Scholarship, Hill; Sunrise Cooperative Scholarships, Hill and Daniel Williams; Dick Edmond Memorial Scholarship, Miller; Tiffin Kiwanis Club Ralph Hyatt Scholarship, Miller; and Charles D. "Bud" Hering Jr. Foundation Scholarship, Miller.
Clevelands donate money
GREEN SPRINGS - Bret Cleveland and Dan Cleveland, sales agents with Cleveland Seed Service and Pioneer Hi-Bred, donated $400 to Old Fort High School's FFA chapter. The money was awarded by Pioneer for dedication to customer-focused activities throughout the year, according to a release.
National Machinery awards funding
National Machinery LLC awarded scholarships. Aaron Lucius is the son of Don and Mary Lucius and is a Hopewell-Loudon High School graduate. Andrew Carper is the son of Jeff and Brenda Carper and is a Columbian High School graduate. Stephanie Hill is the daughter of Kevin and Cheryl Hill and is an Old Fort High School graduate. Caleb Schubert is the son of Doug and Elaine Schubert. He is a Columbian High School graduate and student at Heidelberg University. Richard Fox is the son of Brett and Amy Fox and is a Hopewell-Loudon graduate. Jessica Kimmet is the daughter of Gerard and Mary Kimmet and is a New Riegel High School graduate. Bethany Peiffer is the daughter of Tim and Marla Peiffer and is a Columbian graduate. Keith Wasserman is the son of Stan and Kathy Wasserman and is a graduate of Fremont Ross High School.
Hocking dean's list
NELSONVILLE - Jason Bouillon of New Riegel is on the dean's list at Hocking College.
Ohio Northern dean's list
ADA - Local students on the Ohio Northern University dean's list are Kaylee Adams, the daughter of Barbara Fry, Tiffin, and Timothy Adams, Tiffin; Kari Colman, the daughter of Kenneth and Julie Reinhart, Alvada; Ethan Craft, the son of Tod and Cathrine Craft, Sycamore; Alexandria Herman, the daughter of Kimberly Herman of Tiffin; Austin Price, the son of Keith and Linda Price, Tiffin; Kelly Racette, the daughter of Raymond and Debra Racette, Tiffin; Jordan Reinhart, the son of Donald and Sandra Reinhart, Bascom; Samantha Riedlinger, the daughter of Steven and Joann Riedlinger, Sycamore; and Michelle Seislove, the daughter of Ronald and Marilyn Seislove, Tiffin.
Mount Union grad
ALLIANCE - William Hassinger of Tiffin received a bachelor's degree in sport business from University of Mount Union. He is a Mohawk High School graduate.
'Berg dean's list
Local students on the Heidelberg University dean's list are Jessica Warren, Donald Hoover, Anna Brodman, Cullen Larsen, Megan Reinhart, Alison Sauber, Tunde Adedipe, Si Chen, Bryce Kuhn, Amanda Perry, David Stine, Jonathan Miller, Bracy McCool, Nicole LaPierre, Kiara Almendinger, Cristy Biller, Chelsea Carley, Sarah Mutchler, Emily Runion, Amanda Barger, Jennifer Covert, Brianna Gaietto, Logan Burd, Alexa Cleveland, Brittany Cook, Sebastian Williams, Derrick Arbogast, Julianne Kline, Clint Lease, Cy Boehler, Hannah Mathias, Tia Mistic, Manuel Bartsch, Josef Burkart, Nicholas Comer, Alexa Frank, Jessie Gase, Marrah Mitchell, Ronee Rice, Seth Newell, Nichol Brose and Daniel Chambers, Tiffin; Laura Gilchrist and Julia Kagy, Bloomville; Chelsea Cox, Risingsun; Marcus Hatter, Fostoria; Kayla Gerber, Sarah Baker and Aubrey Dorsey, Clyde; Nicholas Hay, Rebecca Miller, Brittany Phillips and Katlyn Nagel, Attica; Ashley Cramer, Kansas; Christopher Clinger and Amanda Conley, Upper Sandusky; Renee Lacy, Johanna Baun and Bessie Artino, Republic; Jaclyn Reinhart and Jodi Zirger, New Riegel; Jami Wagner, Alvada; Brittany May, Carey; and Ian Kuenzli, McCutchenville.
LANSING, Mich. - Jacqueline Martin of Clyde graduated cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She is a graduate of Clyde High School and Tiffin University and is the daughter of Eileen Martin and Rudy Martin.
Akron dean's list
AKRON - Local students who were named to the dean's list at University of Akron are Joseph Diehm, Attica; Reuben Auck, Bloomville; Marguerite Conley and Alexandra Woods, Carey; Alex Ellenberger, Clyde; Jordan Duncan, Morgan Hoffman and Erica Holman, Fostoria; JoAnn Borer, New Riegel; Leah Miller and Chelsea Wolpert, Republic; and Jamison Brickner, Catherine Demith, Courtney Forsythe, Catherine Genet and Raina King, Tiffin.
Solid Waste District awards funds to county organizations
The Seneca County Soil & Water Conservation District has been awarded $6,908 through the district's Competitive Funding Grant program to purchase benches and interchangeable signs made of recycled plastic at Miller's Conservation Farm.
In addition, the district also presented $5,592 to the city of Tiffin Park and Recreation Department to purchase bleachers made of recycled aluminum for Hedges-Boyer Park.
A total of 13 entities in Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca County received funding in the January funding round.
Hospice presents grief camp
Community Hospice Care of Tiffin and Hospice of Wyandot County are to present "Exploring Life's Changes" grief camp 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at Community Hospice Care, 181 E. Perry St., Tiffin.
The event features arts, crafts, team building and swimming for anyone ages 5-15 who has experienced significant loss.
The cost is $15 per child for the week, and tuition assistance is available. Registration is limited to the first 30 applicants.
To register, call (419) 447-4040 or (800) 834-8100.
Fostoria hospital offers diabetes education class
FOSTORIA - To help individuals successfully manage diabetes, the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital diabetes education department is offer a class 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Conference Center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2. A physician referral is required to participate in the class.
The class will be taught by a team which includes a certified diabetes educator, registered dietitian, physical therapist, pharmacist and social worker.
The course has a fee billable to insurance and registration is required. Financial aid is available.
For information, call (419) 436-6629 or visit www.promedica.org.
Free HIV testing available
The Erie County Health Department, through a grant from the Ohio Department of Health, is able to provide free HIV testing to the Tiffin area beginning 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Seneca County General Health District, 71 S. Washington St., Tiffin.
The test site is open to anyone the second Tuesday of each month.
Testing can be done by blood draw or finger stick.
The Ora-Quick Advanced (20 minute) tests have become a popular option for many. A finger stick is required. No longer does a person need to wait a week or longer results. The 20-minute testing is currently free.
Hepatitis C testing also is provided, through the HIV test site, for persons who have a risk for the disease of Hepatitis C. Those risks are explained when a person is tested for HIV.
For more information, call (419) 626-5623, ext. 149 or (419) 447-3691.
Ag Credit names board members
FOSTORIA - Fostoria-based Ag Credit anounced the association's 2012 board leadership, which includes Jerry Layman, of Kenton, as chairperson and Keith Roberts, of Morral, as vice chairman.
The financial cooperative has more than 6,400 stockholders and $1.2 billion in assets.