Open house at Humane Society
The Humane Society of Seneca Count is hosting an open house noon-4 p.m. today.
Many veterinarians are to be present with Tony Maraldo on the grill.
Museum foundation meeting scheduled
The annual membership meeting of the Barnes-Deinzer Seneca County Museum Foundation Inc. is at 7 p.m. Monday at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library in the Frost-Kalnow Room.
For more information, contact Suzie Feasel, board secretary, at (567) 230-6464 or Jim Supance, board treasurer, about dues.
General Electric club to meet
General Electric Quarter Century Club is to have its annual luncheon at noon May 4 at the VFW, Tiffin.
The cost is $11. For more information, call Ron Bly at (419) 447-9524.
MOPS to host events
Mothers of Preschoolers is to host an alumni meeting May 9 to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Janet Del Turco is to be the guest speaker. Breakfast and child are provided.
Registration for next year has begun. Moms-Next, a group for mothers of school-aged children, is to join Mops at the Y next year. This group will meet the same time as Classic MOPS until membership is established and meeting dates scheduled.
For more information, contact Brittany at (429) 618-1239. For information on Teen MOPS, contact Crystal at (740) 361-0320.
Chicken BBQ benefit set
Old Fort Fire Station No. 1 is hosting a chicken BBQ starting at 11 a.m. May 19.
Proceeds are to benefit the family of Asst. Chief Joe Shock. The meal includes half a chicken, beans, cole slaw, baked potato, dinner roll and ice cream. Dine in or carry out available. Tickets can be purchased from any firefighter or at the door.
For more information or tickets, call (567) 201-3907 after 4 p.m.
Group to celebrate 'Mom and me'
Fremont Area Women's Connection is to celebrate "Mom and Me" 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 14 at Anjulina's Catering, 2270 W. Hayes Ave., Fremont.
Attendees are encourged to bring a picture, write a story and share memories.
The cost is $12, and a complimentary nursery is available by reservation.
Lori Peters is to celebrate memories of attendees mothers, and speaker Lisa Haley of West Salem is to present "How to stay afloat when life capsizes you," as she compares a rafting accident to life's struggles." Donna Miller is to sing "Precious Memories."
For more information or reservations, call Donna at (419) 680-2251 or email Carrol at email@example.com by May 9.
Next selection for book group
Tiffin Seneca Public Library is to host "Coffee by the Book: Book Group at the Wick" 6-7 p.m. May 16 at Bailiwicks Coffee Co., 62 S. Washington St.
The next selection is "Hope: A Tragedy: A Novel" by Shalom Auslander. The book is available for check out.
For more information, call (419) 447-3751.
Next date for babies and books
The next "Babies & Books" is at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. May 7 in the junior home room at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.
Registration begins Tuesday. The event is free.
For more information or to register, call (419) 447-3751.
eReader program at GS library
GREEN SPRINGS - The Green Springs branch of the Birchard Library is to host an eReader eSsentials program at 2 p.m. Friday.
Attendees are invited to bring their own device or watch demonstrations on library equipment.
The program is free and registration is not required.
For more information, call the Green Springs Library, at (419) 639-2014.
HL board to meet
The Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education is to have special meeting at 5:30 p.m. April 29 in the school's distance learning lab.
Mock trial at Columbian
Columbian High School You & the Law students will be participating in a mock trial this May.
Two trials will occur, one for each of the two sections of students. The mock trials will be on May 1 and 6 with Judge Jay Meyer presiding at the trials.
Students are to demonstrate their understanding of legal concepts through role-play, serving as witnesses and legal counsel.
Lakota offers open enrollment
KANSAS -Lakota Local School District is to participate in open enrollment.
Applications can be picked up at Lakota Local Schools District office. Completed applications are to be accepted May 1-31.
For more questions, contact Kathy Lee at (419) 986-6650 ext. 4302.
TMS students head to Power of the Pen
Tiffin Middle School participated in the regional Power of the Pen competition March 7 at Lourdes University.
Seven students qualified to write in the regional competition. Those going on to the state competition are 7th-grader Kate Burkes, who placed 13th; eighth graders Hannah Treadway, who placed 23rd, and Eden Stephey, who placed 2nd.
The state competition will take place May 23-24 at the College of Wooster.
Calvert students qualify for finals
Calvert junior high participated in the Power of the Pen regional tournament on March 7.
Students Cecilia Brodman, Christina Park and Alexandria Beckley will move on to compete at the state finals May 23-24. Brodman placed 1st for the 7th grade.
Columbian has a new addition
Columbian High School will have an addition of a digital sign above the pop machines. This new marketing tool has been donated by graduating classes of Columbian and will be used to post important information about district happenings.
The new sign is a 42" LED TV. Different media can be displayed, including pictures, movies, or slide shows.
TCS transportation department update
During the month of March, 23 automobiles passed stopped school buses with their flashing red lights on, making a yearly total of 127.
The district has accepted delivery of one new 30-passenger and one new 72-passenger school buses. Both have been placed into daily route service.
The transportation department is in the process of sending home forms to students eligible for transportation next school year. Walk zone maps and the Student Transportation Information forms also are available on the transportation page of the districts web site, at www.tiffin.k12.oh.us.
Terra State offers non-credit healthcare courses
FREMONT -The Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra State Community College is offering several non-credit healthcare courses.
Pharmacy Technician Training 6-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 3-Aug. 5. Cost is $899, including all books and materials.
STNA Training 75-hour course. Two sessions are available in June during the day, and in August, in the evenings. Cost is $549, including course packet
ICD-10 Training To begin in September. Cost is $299, including textbooks.
To register or for more information, call (419) 559-2255.
Terra to fast-track welding program
FREMONT -Terra State Community College is announcing a new 11-week fast-track welding certificate that will begin in May.
Students are to take three classes materials, safety and blueprint reading online. Upon successful completion, the students are to receive a welding certificate.
Classes begin May 20 and end Aug. 5. Students who wish to pursue an associate degree in welding later can apply these credits toward a degree.
For more information, call the admissions office at (419) 559-2349.
Terra State board welcomes members
FREMONT -The Terra State Community College Board of Trustees added two new members during its regular April meeting.
Matt Montowski, of Catawba Island, and Kay E. Reiter, of Fremont, were sworn in by Board Chair Carl Koebel.
Montowski has been a self-employed independent insurance agent in Ottawa County for 23 years. He also has been a Catawba Island Township trustee for about four years.
Reiter is the executive director for the Sandusky County Economic Development Corp. She is a graduate of Fremont Ross High School and Bowling Green School of Nursing, and completed an economic development regional course at Lakeland Community College.
TU senior presents project
Tiffin University graduating senior Shanna Litton presented a senior project for her Arts Administration and Music Industry degree April 26, in Chisholm Auditorium located inside of Franks Hall.
Native honored as UF employee
FINDLAY Mariah Hohman, 2009 graduate of New Riegel High School, was honored by the University of Findlay for her dedication to working as a UF student employee during the university's annual student employee recognition luncheon.
Hohman is a senior intervention specialist education major. She is the daughter of Valerie and John Hohman of Tiffin.
FINDLAY - Seven hundred-forty candidates for graduation, including 133 from the Findlay-area campus, are to receive degrees during the 47th annual Owens Community College Spring commencement at 7 p.m. May 3 in the Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo campus.
State gives Ruffing clean bill of health
During the annual survey from the Ohio Department of Health, Ruffing Family Care Center of Tiffin received a perfect survey.
During the weeklong process, surveyors looked over every aspect of the health and well being of the residents. At the end of their survey, Ruffing Family Care Center of Tiffin was found to be deficiency free.
"This would not have been possible without the caliber of staff that we have. Their continued dedication to our residents combined with the longevity our staff has makes us what we are" said owner Diana Ruffing.
For more information or to arrange a tour, call (419) 447-4662.
Fostoria Kiwanis to support hunger program
FOSTORIA - Monday through Friday, the Fostoria Kiwanis Club is to launch a skip-a-meal program in the Fostoria community.
Every April, Kiwanians and their families, friends and coworkers "skip" a meal (eat at home or bring your lunch to work/school) instead of dining out. They then give the cost equivalent of that meal to the Kiwanis Club, extending their impact to children in the communities they serve.
Local businesses, churches and schools are to have a donation box available for community members to participate in this year's program.
Proceeds from this year's fundraiser are to support the Feed My Kids program, a 10-week free summer lunch Tuesdays and Thursdays for local families. The program is located at the First Presbyterian Church.
For more information, contact a member of the Fostoria Kiwanis Club or Club President Julie Reinhart at (419) 436-6621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gala benefits Mercy foundation
Supporters of the Mercy Tiffin Foundation enjoyed the "Ragtime Ball: A Mercy Centennial Celebration" festivities at the annual fundraiser, which was at Wickham Great Hall on the campus of Heidelberg University April 6. The Foundation raised over $29,000 in gross revenue from the event.
"We sincerely thank all who contributed and attended the Gala," said Marsha Danhoff, president and CEO of the Mercy Tiffin Foundation. "I would especially like to recognize our sponsors, 'The Godfather' sponsor, Clouse Construction Corp.; our 'Goodfellas' sponsors, Aris Teleradiology, Coppus Motors and Dunbar Mechanical; 'The Untouchables' sponsors, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg University Excelsior Men's Society, Integrated Orthopaedics & Sports Rehab, JDRM Engineering, Laminate Technologies Inc., The Lathrop Company, Lind Media Company, Dr. and Mrs. Anthony S. Lupica, Chef Angel Moreno and Dr. Randy Niederkohr, Tiffin University and Webster Foundation. We truly appreciate all who helped make this event such a success."
"We are truly grateful for our sponsors and all who played a role in making this year's gala a great success," said Bernie Steinmetz, manager of development, donor relations and volunteers. "Our committee members worked hard to be creative and plan a fun theme that everyone enjoyed."
Planning Committee Members included Jyl Clouse, Lynn Clouse, Marsha Danhoff, Angie Depinet, Cyndi Durham, Lisa Felton, Laurie Kaple, Bernie Steinmetz and Frazene Thornton.