Group to gather for luncheon
Fremont Area Women's Connection next luncheon is 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Anjulina's Catering, 2270 W. Hayes Avenue, Fremont. The event is $12 with a complimentary nursery available by reservation.
Monica Church, assistant director of Heartbeat, Fremont, is the featured guest.
The speaker is Chris Bassett, of Washington, Mich., a three-time cancer survivor.
For information or reservations, call Donna at (419) 680-2251 or email Carrol at firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 7.
Teen art contest at library
In recognition of February being named International Friendship Month, and Responsible Pet Owner's Month, the teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library are to host an art contest for teens only.
Participants are asked to create any type of artwork depicting friendship with a friend, a pet or both.
Entries before Feb. 16 to the junior library desk. The contest is open to teens in grades six through twelve.
Prizes will be given to first, second and third places. Entries will be displayed in the west hallway of the library.
Next selection for Coffee by the Book
Tiffin-Seneca Public Libary is to host an adult book discussion group, Coffee by the Book: Book Group at the Wick, 6-7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Bailiwicks Coffee Company, 62 S. Washington St.
The goup's next selection, "The Weird Sisters" by Eleanor Brown, is available for check out at the Information Desk at the library.
For more information, call the library at (419) 447-3751.
Valentine's gaming tournament
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's teen department is to host the Valentine's Day Gaming Party 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Junior Home Room.
Students in grades six to 12 are invited to participate in the teens-only program. Teens can participate in a Guitar Hero or Mario Brothers gaming tournament or play board games, relays and make crafts. Refreshments are to be provided. Participants can register at the junior library.
For more information, visit the library's Facebook page; website at www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us or call (419)447-3751.
Story time for children
Children ages 3-6 are invited to Preschool Story Time at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.
Parents can choose sessions at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28 in the Frost Kalnow Community Room.
Stories, poems, songs, fingerplays, crafts and more will entertain and teach preschoolers. No registrations is required.
For more information, visit the junior library, call (419) 447-3751 or e-mail email@example.com.
Audit/financial committee to meet
NEW RIEGEL -There is to be a New Riegel Schools Audit/Financial Committee meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the library/media center.
Power of the Pen winners
Power of the Pen District Tournament 2013 was Jan. 19 at Tiffin Middle School.
Local winner in the best of round was eighth-grader Hannah Treadway of Tiffin Middle School in round two.
Ranked seventh-graders include Shane Souders of Fostoria Middle School, third place; Christina Park of Calvert Catholic Schools, sixth place; Kate Burkes of Tiffin Middle School, eighth place; and Ceci Brodman of Calvert Catholic Schools, 11th place. Ranked eighth- graders include Shayla Thomas of Tiffin Middle School, first place; Eden Stephey of Tiffin Middle School, third place, Hannah Treadway of Tiffin Middle School, fifth place; and Madison Jones of Calvert Catholic Schools, sixth place.
In team rankings, Fostoria Middle School seventh-graders placed fourth and Tiffin Middle School eighth-graders placed second.
TCS special education update
Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed Senate Bill 316 June 25, 2012, with an effective date of Sept. 24, 2012. This bill incorporates a few changes for students with disabilities. The three main changes of the bill are secondary transition, required eye exams and parent
notification of scholarship programs.
Changes in secondary transition are mainly associated with the age requirements. To respond to these new requirements, IEP teams must develop appropriate measurable post-secondary goals based on age appropriate transition assessments related to employment, education, and independent living skills.
Senate Bill 316 continues the requirement for students with disabilities to undergo a comprehensive eye examination within three months of receiving special education services for the first time. This piece has not changed from a previous bill.
The third piece related to special education is the Parental Notification of Scholarship Programs. School staff now is required to provide parents with information about the Autism Scholarship and the John Peterson Scholarship available to students. Tiffin City Schools has included this information with PR-02, parent invitations.
Bringing up grades at Noble
The Noble B.U.G., Bringing Up Grades, Club is a quarterly improvement program at Noble 4-5 School. This is determined each grading period for students who are able to bring up their grades from the last grade card. A student with all A's who keeps them the next quarter will still qualify for the B.U.G. Club. Anyone can make B.U.G. Club by making an extra effort.
The members of the Kiwanis Club reward 137 students by providing ice cream sundaes at school after the second nine weeks.
ProMedica taking scholarship applications
FOSTORIA - ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Auxilary is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program.
Area high school seniors and college students pursuing a career in a health care-related field are encouraged to apply.
Applications are available in local schools through the high school guidance counselor, at the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital welcome desk and at www.promedica.org/fostoria.
Applications are due Feb. 28 to Cindy Reinhard, 470 Linwood Ave., Fostoria.
State auditor announces award recipients
COLUMBUS - Auditor of State Dave Yost has announced Bridges Community Academy and Tiffin City School District were among the recepients of the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit report.
The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit.
TU's Rovira to present paper
James Rovira will be presenting the paper "Picturing Language and the Language of Pictures in Blake's Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy" at American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies national conference April in Cleveland.
Up in the Air goes to conference
Tiffin University's award-winning vocal group Up in the Air was selected to perform at the 2013 Ohio Music Education Association conference Feb. 7 at the Columbus Convention Center.
The program is to include a mix of a cappella jazz, pop and gospel, and will feature the debut performance of several new arrangements written especially for the group, as well as an original song by TU freshman and Up in the Air member Sam Miller.
Dedication of Heminger lobby
Dedication of the Heminger Center center lobby is at 3:45 p.m. Feb. 6.
Heminger Center lobby, located on Miami Street, will be dedicated in honor of Lenny and Lynn Clouse of Clouse Construction.
Terra State choir to have adutions
FREMONT - The choir is an auditioned choral ensemble, for singers grades 3-8.
Directed by Traci Newsome, Terra State Children's Choir auditions are Jan. 28 at Terra State Community College. No preparations is necessary. The audition process is simply intended to assess whether or not the student has the ability to sing in tune.
To schedule an audition or for more information, contact Amanda Pochatko at (419) 559-2205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rehearsals are 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays beginning Feb. 4. Cost to participate is $35 per semester. This includes all fees for children's music and materials.
Food courses offered by Terra's Kern Center
FREMONT - The Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra State Community College offers a variety of non-credit classes and seminars.
Cake Decorating 101. Instructor Richana Smith, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Cost is $39.
Cake Decorating 102. Iinstructor Richana Smith, 6-8 p.m. March 4, 11, 18 and 25. Cost is $39.
Cake Decorating 103. Instructor Richana Smith, 6-8 p.m. April 15, 22, 29 and May 6. Cost is $39.
Knife Skills 101. Instructor Chef Ed Logan, 2:30-4:30 p.m. May 31 and June 7 and 14. Cost is $49.
Wine Tasting and Tour of Chateau Tebeau Winery. Instructors Bob and Mary Tebeau from 6-8 p.m. May 1. Cost is $30.
Beer Appreciation. Instructor Nate Wahl, 6-8 p.m. May 7, 14 and 21. Cost is $49.
Chocolate Temptations. Instructor Donna McNemar, 9 a.m.- noon April 13. Cost is $59.
To register or for more information, call Marsha Thiessen at (419) 559-2255.
Mercy announces scholarship recipients list
TOLEDO - Area students who received scholarships for the 20121-2013 year at Mercy College of Ohio include sophomores Elizabeth Smith, Susanne M. Prusakiewicz Smith and Michael C. Smith, all of Clyde, in the associate of science in tadiologic technology program.
Kent State dean's list
KENT -Students named to the dean's list for the 2012 fall semester at Kent State include Katherine Hansen and Ryan Meyer of Clyde; Austin Gossett, Elizabeth Heibertshausen, Taylor Heibertshausen, Kathryn Heyman, Janece Schaffer, and Carisa Smith of Attica; Katelyn Lang of Bascom; Brooke Racheter and Raina White of Fostoria; Amanda Welly of Kansas; Theresa Brodman of Republic; Shawnie Boyer, Megan Briggs, Arianna Brooks, Elizabeth Buchman, Blanca Daniel, Jill Daniel, Zoe Dolch, Rachelle Moore, Brianne Nusbaum, Jennifer Obringer, Brandon Ritzler, Abigail Sullivan and Philipp Wade of Tiffin; Adam Bakies of Carey; and Matthew Brown, Jordan Coakley, Courtney Collins and Taylor Flowers of Upper Sandusky.
Seneca East grad on MVNU dean's list
MOUNT VERNON Erica Cramer has been named to the dean's list for the 2012 fall semester at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. A 2011 graduate of Seneca East, she is the daughter of Mark and Lynne Cramer.
Baldwin Wallace dean's list
BEREA -Area students named to the dean's list for the 2012 fall semester at Baldwin Wallace University include Kali Fittro, Macey Heslet, Stephanie Shockley, and Robert Zito, all of Tiffin; Shallon Gabel and Stephanie Porter of Fostoria; and Zachary Waner of Clyde.
M.J. Brown hires sales chief
M.J. Brown Co. has hired Chris Goddard as its new sales director.
Goddard has more than 15 years experience in the roofing industry.
Starting as a laborer roofer, he has held positions of site foreman, service technician, job site superintendant and project manager for various roofing companies.
Goddard's responsibilities is to meet with customers for roofing, painting or sheet metal needs.
Rudolph/Libbe has new manager
Lowell Metzger of Alvada has accepted the position of contracts manager for Rudolph/Libbe Inc., a general contractor and construction management firm based in Wood County.
A Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional, Metzger joined Rudolph/Libbe in 1998 as a senior project manager. He graduated from University of Akron in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in construction engineering.
United Way sets cornhole tourney
Tiffin-Seneca United Way is to host the 5th annual cornhole championship 2-4 p.m. March 3 at Camden Falls. Businesses and organizations are invited to sponsor a team in the friendly "Battle of the Businesses."
This competition will bring Seneca County businesses together to share a common interest, and have a little fun, all while supporting members in our local community. Winners are to have the honor of having their business name engraved on the traveling trophy, which they are to keep on display for the year. The cost per team of two is $50 and businesses may enter more than one team.
To register, contact the Tiffin-Seneca United Way, at (419) 448-0355, stop by the office, or visit www.tiffin-seneca-unitedway.org. Forms may be mailed with a check made out to: Tiffin-Seneca United Way, 201 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH
44883, or dropped off at our office. Registration forms may also be faxed to (419) 448-0709, by Feb. 27 and United Way will send a bill at a later date.
Donations also are being accepted for raffle prizes to take place at the event. Proceeds go toward the United Way Campaign, which will end March 31.