Garden party at the library
The junior library at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the program "Family Time in the Garden" as part of its summer reading program, "Dig Into Reading."
The program is at 2 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. June 13 in the Frost Kalnow Room.
Participants are to hear a story, visit different learning stations, plant seeds, crafts and games.
The program is for children 2-6 years of age, but all ages are welcome.
No registration is required, and for a complete list of other events, call (419) 447-3751, visit the library's Facebook or Twitter pages or visit www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us.
Teens get dirty for art
The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host DIRT-y Art Night at 6 p.m. June 11, as part of their summer reading program, "Beneath the Surface."
Participants are to use dirt to paint, sculpt, dye and create art pieces. Seneca Soil & Water is to coordinate the evening.
Students entering the sixth grade through grade 12 are welcome. Students can register at the junior library.
Library to host teen poetry contest
As part of the teen summer reading program, "Beneath the Surface," the teen department is to host a teen poetry contest beginning June 10.
Participants are asked to write a poem, of at least four stanzas, with the theme "On the Surface."
Entries are due July 10 in the junior library. Prizes are to be given to the top two entries. The contest is open to teens grades 6-12.
For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us.
Take an owl on your vacation
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's junior department announced a new program for summer break, "Dream Vacation."
A "library owl" made of paper is available for check out for children to take with them on their summer adventures. Children are asked to take photos of them and the owl and bring them back to the library.
The program is open to families of all ages.
For more information, call (419) 447-3751.
Library and YMCA team up for summer reading
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and the Tiffin Community YMCA announced their collaboration this summer, combining the YMCA's day camps with the library's summer reading program.
The day camp summer reading program is nine weeks of reading, prizes, and special programs. Children age 5 through entering fifth grade are welcome to join.
The program begins Monday and runs through July 31.
For more information, visit www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us.
Explore the underground
SYCAMORE -Angie Ford from Wyandont Soil & Water District is to be at the Mohawk Community Library at 10 a.m. Monday.
The program is to allow participants to observe the world around them form underground. A soil tent is to model an underground community highlighting habitats such as farmland, streams, woodlots, house lots and ponds. Participants also are to be able to make their own soil samples.
Summer program movie day
SYCAMORE - For the summer reading program at Mohawk Community Library, a movie is to be shown at 10 a.m. Tuesdays.
Clues are to be given after the movie. Once participants complete the message, their name will be entered into a drawing for a $10 gift card for Cinemark.
Join the MCL CSI team
SYCAMORE- The Mohawk Community Library CSI Team is to investigate a mock crime scene at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library.
Young adults in sixth grade and older are welcome to join the team to locate and collect different types of evidence and learn other aspects of a crime scene.
George Byington of the Sentinel Career and Technology Center Public Safety program is to lead the investigation.
Pet rock contest at the library
SYCAMORE - The Mohawk Community Library is to host a pet rock contest.
Participants are asked to bring in their pet rocks before 2 p.m. Saturday. Voting for the best pet rock is to begin June 10 and end June 15. Winners will be posted June 17.
Categories are the cutest, scariest, funniest and most original. The winner is to receive rock candy.
Learn about landfills
SYCAMORE - Andrea Marquis, education specialist for the O.S.S Solid Waste District, is to be on hand at 10 a.m. Friday at Mohawk Community Library to show the construction of a landfill by using edible ingredients.
The program is for children in second grade.
At 11:15 a.m. Marquis then is to teach the Kool Kidz about mining for resources. The program is for children in third grade and each child is to receive a pop corn snack.
Trucks invade the library
SYCAMORE - Patrons are to get the chance to see and touch a digger, backhoe, and bucket truck 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Mohawk Community Library.
The village of Sycamore donated use of the trucks. There also are to be truck themed crafts and games.
Adults can get into reading
SYCAMORE - The Mohawk Community Library is to host the Adult Summer Reading Challenge.
The program is set for June 3-July 6. Adults 18 and older can earn a color coded sticker for prizes for every adult book checked-out.
Prizes include ice cream, shopping bag, Subway gift card and a Mickey Mart card.
Bliss Memorial to begin summer reading program
BLOOMVILLE - The Bliss Memorial Public Library is to begin its summer reading program, "Dig Into Reading."
Activities for children ages 5-13 are to be planned at 6:30 p.m. Mondays.
For more information and a list of events, call (419) 983-4675.
Teen summer reading program begins
BLOOMVILLE - Children age 14 and older can participate in the Bliss Memorial Public Library's teen summer reading program, "Dig Into a Good Book," beginning Monday.
Participants can fill out one reading ticket per book, audio book or e-book to have their name entered into a drawing for weekly prizes. The first drawing is June 10. Drawings for the grand prize are to take place July 29.
Activities set for toddlers
BLOOMVILLE - Toddler Time is to begin June 12 at Bliss Memorial Public Library.
The program is to consist of playtime, songs, fingerplays, and stories. All programs are to start at 6:30 p.m.
The themes are:
Diggers, June 12.
Gardens, June 19
Pigs and other animals, June 26.
Bugs, July 3.
Food July 10,
Water, July 17.
Children storytime to begin
BLOOMVILLE -Storytime is to begin at Bliss Memorial Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning June 11.
The program is to consist of playtime, songs, stories and crafts.
The themes are:
How Does Your Garden Grow?, June 11.
Dig It, Build It, Go!, June 18.
All Clean!, June 25.
Digging for Dinosaurs, July 2.
Treasure Hunt!, July 9.
Creeping Critters, July 16.
Marketing committee to meet
The Tiffin City Board of Education Marketing Committee is to meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Administration Building, 244 S. Monroe St.
Columbian end-of-the-year highlights
Tiffin Columbian High Schools Spring Band Concert was May 7. The concert featured the Columbian Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Mob.
Choir director Curtis King led his last concert May 23 at the Ritz Theatre.
Columbian High School students were honored at the 2013 Recognition Night. Students honored included Christopher Daniel, Alexandra Elchert, Rachel Gates, Sarah Hudacek, Alexandra Kramer, Jami Newlove and Allison Perry.
Students also were awarded scholarships based on academic excellence, leadership, student work ethic, art, English, foreign language, math, science and social studies.
Local honored as beginner showman
MARYSVILLE - The 2012-13 Ohio Cattlemen's Association BEST Program wrapped up May 11 with its annual awards banquet at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.
This year's program featured 16 sanctioned shows across the state with 355 youth participating. Seneca County youth recognized included Allison King of Republic, who won seventh Overall Novice Heifer and named seventh Overall Beginner Showman. King is the daughter of Lisa King.
Activities planned for hard of hearing, deaf children
The Community Centers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing are to provide summer activities for the youth that focus on personal development, social and communication skills.
The Mansfield Community Center for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing at Catalyst Life Services, along with centers from Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Youngstown, are coordinating these activities which include:
Do It Deaf Kick-Off, June 12.
Do It Deaf Camp, June 12-15.
One Day Activity, June 26 in Canton.
One Day Activity, July 11 in Akron.
One Day Activity, July 24 in Cleveland.
Activities with Youngstown Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services, Aug. 7.
For more information contact, Lynn Feldman at (419) 774-2255 or email feldmanl@catalystlife
Local graduates officer training
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP - Daniel Shaferly of Tiffin was honored as an Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy graduate from Owens Community College during a basic peace officer completion ceremony.
Cincinnati dean's list
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati announced students who made the 2012-13 spring semester dean's list. Those students include Jacquelynne Henney of Bellevue; Shane Duffield of Bucyrus; Derek Foos of Burgoon; Chad Deamicis, Emily Hyatt, Lauren Jacoby, Paige Roszman, all of Carey; Kathleen Hermes, Shali Karr, of Clyde; Dylan Alexander, Shirley Bechstein, Sheri Navarro, all of Fostoria; Daniel Chambers, Brianna Richey, William Roe, Michael Saylor, all of Tiffin; and Seth Tschanen of Upper Sandusky.
Locals graduate from Bluffton
BLUFFTON - Randy Lambert of Bloomville has earned a bachelor's degree in sports management and Eric Wilfer of Bloomville has earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and sport management from Bluffton University.
Red Cross gets new director
FINDLAY - The American Red Cross of Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot Counties announced Cheryl Wolfe has became the director of of Red Cross Seneca and Wyandot County offices beginning Saturday. Wolfe was the part-time director of the Red Cross in Wyandot County.
"Cheryl has done a fantastic job in Wyandot County. In just a few months, she has put together an effective volunteer advisory board, recruited new volunteer disaster responders and launched a successful new fundraising event - Boots and Badges - raising over $5,000 for the Red Cross," said Executive Director Todd James. "We're excited to offer her this opportunity to use her talents and energy in Seneca County. She's an asset to the Red Cross and to the communities we serve."
David Conley, who was director of Seneca County, is taking a position with the South Florida Region of the American Red Cross as a service to the Armed Forces manager.
James said that along with the transitions, the responsibility for service delivery in Fostoria will shift from the Seneca County office to his office in Hancock County.