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Sunday announcements

March 6, 2013
The Advertiser-Tribune

Wyka named new Habitat chief

Richard Wyka is the newly elected president of the board for Seneca Habitat for Humanity.

Fremont Area Women to meet

Fremont Area Women's Connection is to host a St. Patrick's Day Luncheon at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 12 at Anjulina's Catering, 2270 W. Hayes Avenue, Fremont. The meal is $12 and a complimentary nursery is available by reservation.

The event is to feature Kathleen Darr, a freelance artist at Heirloom Artistry, and guest speaker Debbie Potts, of Rochester Hills, Mich., presenting "What to do when your bubble bursts."

For information or reservations, call Donna at (419) 680-2251 or email Carrol at by Thursday.

Knitting at all levels

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a series of open knitting sessions for knitters of all skill levels 1:30-3:30 p.m. today and March 10 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Participants are asked to bring their own yarn, needles and project. No registration is required and the program is free and open to the public.

The race is on at the library

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's Junior Department is to host "Racetrack: Drive to Read" at 1-3 p.m. March 9 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

The event is for children ages four and older and will consist of race car stories, games and building a racetrack. Participants can bring their own Matchbox or Hot Wheels car to race for fun.

Parents are asked to attend and to register by Friday.

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

Next Babies and Books meeting

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host two 30-minute classes of "Babies & Books' at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Junior Home Room. The program will feature stories, rhymes, sons, and finger plays.

Register now. The program is free to the public.

To register, call the library at (419) 447-3751 or email

Date set for Twos & Threes

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Tales for Twos & Threes at 6:30 p.m. March 12, 19, and 26 and a session at 10 a.m. March 13, 20, and 27 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

The sessions are for language enrichment and are to feature stories, songs, and finger plays. No registration is required and the program is free.

Pi movie screening

The Teen Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library will host a screening of "Life of Pi" at 1 p.m. March 16 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

The movie is rated PG and runs 127 minutes. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required and refreshments will be provided.

Title for book group announced

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced the next title for "Coffee by the Book: Book Group at the Wick" is "A Working Theory of Love" by Scott Hutchins. The group is to meet 6-7 p.m. March 21 at Bailiwicks Coffee Co.

Hutchins book is available now for check out at the Information Desk.

The group meets the third Thursday of the month. The event is free.

April computer classes

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is offering 10 adult computer classes in April.

Classes include:

Beginning Internet, 6-7:30 p.m. April 2.

Email, 2-3:30 p.m. April 3.

Searching the Internet, 2-3:30 p.m. April 9.

Facebook Basics, 2-4p.m. April 10.

iDownloads, 2-3 p.m. April 11.

Genealogy on the Net, 6-8:30 p.m. April 16.

Online Resources for Readers, 3-4 p.m. April 17.

Find Your High School Sweetheart in Seneca County Digital Library, 6-7:30 p.m April 17.

Intermediate World, 10-11:30 a.m. April 23.

Introduction to Publisher, 6-7:30 p.m April 23.

All About Digital Photos, 2-4 p.m. April 25.

Space is limited and registration is now open. To register or for more information, call at (419) 447-3751 or visit

Kindergarten registration for FCS

FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools is to host kindergarten registration 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15 at Longfellow Elementary School, 619 Sandusky St., for students who reside in the district and are 5 years old by Aug. 1.

Parents and legal guardians must bring documentation at the time of registration including proof of residency, the child's birth certificate or hospital record, immunization record, Social Security card, and custody agreement. A medical history form will be completed at registration. A vision and hearing screening will also be provided.

For more information, call (419) 436-4135.

Students get inspired to succeed

FOSTORIA -Fostoria High School is to host a Student Success Night at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Fostoria Junior-Senior High School cafeteria.

The seminar focuses on students grades 7-12 and refreshments are to be provided.

The night features motivational speaker Bruce Boguski, who is to talk about overcoming obstacles, learning practical techniques, relaxing under pressure, building confidence, test-taking strategies and setting and achieving goals.

For more information, call (419) 436-4110.

Students prepare for wind contest

FOSTORIA -The sixth grade class at St. Wendelin Catholic School is to compete in a wind turbine contest, The KidWind Challenge, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Students will be tested on criteria like using measuring power performance, turbine blade construction and knowledge of wind energy topics.

NHS talent show

BASCOM -Hopewell-Loudon National Honor Society is sponsoring a Community Talent Show at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Hopewell Loudon School Auditorium.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. All proceeds will go to a local charity.

Acts include comedy, vocal, instrumental and dance.

Party planned for Kennedy

Kennedy, Tiffin City Schools therapy dog, is to host an evening of fun 6-8 p.m. March 15 at Tiffin Community YMCA. A movie in the pool also will be featured 8-10 p.m.

Cost to attend is $3 per person or $10 per family with two adults per family.

Pizza and drink are to be available with pre-sale ticket purchase only and kids can join in activities such as a bingo. Raffles and collectible Kennedy trading cards also will be available.

Proceeds from the event are to be used for programming for Kennedy and a donation will be given to Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence.

Time to enroll in ABLE/GED classes

Sentinel Career and Technology Center's ABLE/GED program offers a variety of services.

ABLE classes are free to participants 18 and older. Classes in reading, writing, and math are available. To enroll in classes students are required to attend an orientation and complete registration forms and placement testing.

Orientations are at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and at 12:30 p.m. March 20 in room 244 of the Family Learning Center at Sentinel.

Class times will be 9-11 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

GED testing is available the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month. Applications are required with a $40 fee.

For more information or to register, call (419) 448-5084.

Vanguard offering computer classes

Short-term computer classes are to be offered at Vanguard Adult Career and Technology Center, 1306 Cedar St., Fremont, for April and May.

Classes include:

Microsoft Word 2010 - Session one is 8-11 a.m. April 8-19 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Session two is noon-3 p.m. April 8-19 on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays; and session three is 9 a.m.-noon April 8-25 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Microsoft Excel 2010 - Session one is 8-11 a.m. May 6-17 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Session two is noon-3 p.m. May 6-17 on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays; and session three is 9 a.m.-noon May 7-23 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Sessions include supplies, textbook, file data CD and online companion site. Each class costs $200 and funding may be available for displaced workers through the Sandusky County Job Store.

To register, call Becky Bernard at (567) 201-2872 or email

Students prepare for achievement test

Students at Noble 4-5 Elementary School have been preparing for the Ohio Achievement Assessment.

OAA practice tests were administered to students recently. Teachers can use data obtained from these practice tests to design instruction that will enable students to be successful on the tests that will be taken in late April.

Mohawk school registration

SYCAMORE - The Mohawk Local School District is to conduct kindergarten registration April 11 and 12 for any child who will be

five years old on or before Aug. 1.

Appointments for screening and registration now are being scheduled.

For information, call (419) 927-2414.

Kindergarten information night

CLYDE-GREEN SPRINGS-Clyde-Green Springs schools along with the North Point Educational Service Center and WSOS are to sponsor a kindergarten readiness event 6-7:30 p.m. March 14 at Clyde Elementary School.

Children who will be 5 years old before Aug. 1 and reside in the Clyde-Green Springs School District are invited. Featured will be introduction of kindergarten teachers, elementary principals and other personnel. Children also will have the opportunity to participate in games and activities.

Sentinel FFA students succeed

Sentinel Career and Technology Center FFA members Tommy Hoover and Sarah Goshe earned high marks at the public speaking competition

Feb. 11.

Hoover placed first in his prepared speech about how agriculture is changing throughout time; and Goshe placed second in the advanced creed contest in which she had to memorize the FFA creed. The two competed and both placed third in their areas Feb. 21.

FFA chapters could receive $2,500

REYNOLDSBURG Local FFA chapters now can apply for their chance to receive grants to help fund community development projects through the 2013 Agricultural and Rural Community Outreach Program.

The program is administered by Ohio FFA Foundation, Ohio FFA Association and the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Grants will be awarded to chapters with top-ranking projects.

Chapters can submit project proposals through May 15 to the Ohio FFA Foundation. Chapters can receive funds ranging from $750 to $2,500. Grant winners will be notified by May 30.

The program is funded by a $38,000 grant provided by the Ohio Department of Agriculture through the Ohio Rural Rehabilitation fund.

For more information or to apply, visit

Local schools get clean audit

COLUMBUS -Auditor of State Dave Yost announced North Central Academy, Fremont, and Seneca East Local School District have received the Auditor of State Award for clean audit reports.

Local joins the Navy

Adam McGinnis, of Bloomville, is to join the U.S. Naval Academy's Summer Seminar.

Vocalists receive high ratings

FOSTORIA -Several vocalists from Fostoria High School participated in the Ohio Music Educators Association Solo Adjudicated Event Feb. 16 at Harding High School in Marion.

The following students received a rating of I, which is the highest rating: Misty Lovejoy, Taylor Garcia, Jackson Wolph and Hunter Kauffman.

The following students received a rating of II, the second highest rating: Alaina Conlin, Allyssa Sierra and Kaitlyn Gonyer.

The Chamber Choir is to perform at 4:40 p.m. March 15 at Oak Harbor High School.

Women in business scholarship

FINDLAY -Applications for the 2013 Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are available.

Zonta Club of Findlay selects service projects to benefit the status of women locally including Open Arms Domestic Violence Shelter, Alzheimer Annual Memory Walk, Z Club of Liberty-Benton High School, City Mission, and Habitat for Humanity, awarding $9,000 scholarships annually to local area women wanting to further their education.

For a scholarship form, contact Amy Dillinger at

Applications are due to Amy Dillinger, JMK, Zonta Club of Findlay, 1550 Cranberry Lane, Findlay, OH 45840 by May 6.

Master Gardeners scholarship

COLUMBUS -The Ohio State University Seneca County Master Gardeners are offering $500 non-renewable scholarship to be awarded annually.

The scholarship will be available only to college students entering their junior or senior year of college, or doing graduate work.

Applicants must be pursuing a plant science degree, a Seneca County resident, or a graduate of a Seneca County high school.

An application packet can be picked up at the OSU Extension Office, 3140 S. SR 100. Completed applications must be submitted by mail or hand delivered to the OSU Seneca County Master Gardeners Extension Office by April 15.

Friends of Beeghly Library fill a void

A gift of $5,000 from the Friends of Beeghly Library has allowed Heidelberg University's Beeghly Library to acquire a popular online journal collection.

The library contributed an equal amount to gain access to the core collection of 150 journal titles in JSTOR: Arts & Sciences I.

Intern for the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman is accepting applications for internship opportunities in his Washington, D.C., office.

Internships are designed for Ohio students that have completed one full year of collegiate undergraduate coursework. Students that wish to apply for a summer internship should visit Senator Portman's website,, to fill out an application and submit a resume, one page explanation of interest and two letters of recommendation. Deadline for applications is Tuesday.

For more information, contact the office at (202) 224-3353.

Students to help prepare taxes

FREMONT -For the third 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 service at Terra are at 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, March 19, 21, 26 and 28, and April 2 and 4 in Building A, room 310. Accounting faculty will be supervising at all times.

Students are to prepare federal and Ohio income tax returns. City tax and school district tax returns are not part of the service.

Taxpayers need to present the following items to have their returns prepared: Photo identification, valid Social Security cards, spouse and dependents, birth dates for primary, secondary and dependents on the tax return; wage and earning statements from all employers, Interest and dividend statements from banks, a copy of last year's federal and state returns, if available; bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit, information about income and expenses, day care costs and 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.

'Berg students thank donors

Heidelberg University's Student Alumni Association organized participation in Thank A Giver Day Feb. 28 as part of National Student Philanthropy Day.

Terra State job fair next week

FREMONT Terra State Community College's annual Spring Job Fair is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Activities Center.

This year's job fair has more than 70 companies coming to campus. There are full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs available.

For more information, see Joan Gamble, coordinator of Career Services, or call (419) 559-2256.

Ensemble ranks first

Axis Indoor Percussion, a new Tiffin University Music Department ensemble, was awarded first place with its show "Tribal Affect."

Axis, TU's indoor drumline, received the honor at the Ohio Indoor Performance Association showcase Feb. 16-17 at Springfield High School in Holland. The next performance is March 24 at North Royalton High School.

TU joins the Indians

Tiffin University's School of Business is partnering with the Cleveland Indians baseball team in a mentoring program designed to improve students' sales skills, gain real world experience, and increase their networking opportunities.

TU students Hayley Coppola and Ashley Madison are competing individually and as a group to sell tickets for the April 13-14 Indians' home stand against rival Chicago White Sox.

Students, professor attend conference

Karen A. Jones, assistant professor of middle and secondary education at Heidelberg University, attended the Ohio Middle School Association annual conference Feb. 21-22 in Sandusky, accompanied by Heidelberg education students.

McConnell serves as guest composer

Doug McConnell, of music technology and programs and professor of theory and composition at Heidelberg University, was a guest composer Feb. 4 at the University of Wisconsin at Manitowoc.

TU's Rovira contributes essay

Tiffin University's assistant professor of English, James Rovira, was invited to contribute an essay to the anthology Kierkegaard, Literature, and the Arts, edited by Eric Ziolkowski of Lafayette College.

A degree in three

Tiffin University is to offer students the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in three years followed by a master's degree for one additional year beginning in the fall semester 2013.

Course offerings in the new program will be the same as TU's regular four-year bachelor's degree programs. The difference will come in the accelerated way in which these courses are offered and online and seated courses will be offered during the summer. Based on current costs, a student in the program could save more than $9,000 in room and board costs.

For information, call Joe Borich at (419) 448-3014.

Locals on dean's list

CINCINNATI -Area students named to the 2012-13 fall semester dean's list at University of Cincinnati include Shirley Bechstein and Holly Reinhart of Fostoria; Nicholas Bollinger, Daniel Chambers, Brianna Richey and William Roe of Tiffin; Shane Duffield of Bucyrus; Kathleen Hermes of Clyde; Evan Radloff, Kameron Richardson and Alison Schwarberg of Bellevue; Cecilia Rendon of Attica; and Samantha Walker of Republic.

Alzheimer's group to meet

Ruffing Family Care Center of Tiffin is to sponsor an Alzheimer's support group March 14 at United Church of Christ, 300 Sycamore St., Sycamore.

Marti Williman from the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is to give a presentation on programs offered through the association.

For more information, contact Melissa Gurney at (419) 618-2601 or Melissa Mullins at (419) 447-4662.



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