Tongue 'n' Groove to headline Red Cross event
FINDLAY - Live music from Tongue 'n' Groove is to be one of the highlights of the American Red Cross B*A*S*H. The annual fundraising party is 6 p.m.-midnight July 26 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Presented by Marathon Petroleum Corp., the event is a summer party with a theme based on the television series M*A*S*H.
Along with live music, the event includes a mess hall with food provided by Max & Erma's; Rosie's Bar; The Swamp, with games of chance, raffles and prizes and a kids area. Tickets for the event are $5 at the gate. All proceeds are to benefit the American Red Cross Hancock County Chapter.
Red Cross Executive Director Todd James said the theme is what makes Red Cross B*A*S*H stand out from other summer events.
"By setting up our version of the 4077th, with the Swamp, Rosie's Bar, Radar's Kids Corral and all the elements of one of the best TV shows of all time, we've made it even more fun for everyone."
There also is to be a Photo-77th Picture Studio by Keepsake Portraits where guests can get a special souvenir photograph taken for a donation.
Sponsors include Marathon Petroleum Co., The Courier, Ohio Logistics, Blanchard Valley Health Association, Clouse Construction, Whitson Properties, The Heritage, Rowmark, ProMedica Urgent Care at NWO, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Findlay Elks, Findlay Kiwanis, Flag City Morning Rotary, Gibson Concrete, Plumbline Solutions, Hancock County Convention and Visitor's Bureau and National Lime & Stone Co.
Old Fort board to meet
OLD FORT The Old Fort Local Board of Education is to meet 6 p.m. Monday in the conference room.
Carey board to meet
CAREY -The Carey Exempted Village School District Board of Education is to meet 7 p.m. Monday.
Seneca East board to refinance facilities, bonds
ATTICA -The Seneca East School District Board of Education, with assistance from Omar Ganoom of RSA, is to refinance its 2005 classroom facilities and school improvement bonds to take full advantage of the current conditions in the bond market.
The $8,549,993 total bond refinances is to save tax payers approximately $503,000 over the life of the old issue.
Laura Brikner, district treasurer said, "The board of education wants to take every opportunity to reduce taxes to our constitutes, and with favorable bond market conditions, we think this refunding provides a great opportunity to save money for the community."
Students go to Washington
WASHINGTON, D.C. -Alexander Beleny and Jared Colemen of Tiffin were among 40 high school winners from Ohio and West Virgina who visited Washington, D.C., June 14-20 as part of Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc.'s Youth Tour to the Nation's Capital.
Jared is the son of Ronald and Jane Coleman and Alexander is the son of David and Karen Beleny.
St. Wendelin Parish to offer class
FOSTORIA - St. Wendelin Parish is to host a class, Catholic Social Teaching, beginning Wednesday in St. Wendelin Parish's choir room.
The class is four weeks and is to be taught be Scott Woods, a seminarian at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Ind., and is currently in residence at St. Wendelin Parish.
For more information, contact Scott Woods at (419) 435-6692.
New members join TU alumni board
Tiffin University has named 13 members to its Alumni Association Board.
Officers include Chairman Jeffrey Beard of Pickerngton; Vice Chairman Harry Burd of Tiffin; and Secretary Erica Henry of Cincinnati.
Other members include Parris Burt of Findlay; Richard Collins of Columbus; William Hertzer of Tiffin; Ryan Pessell of Findlay; Curtis Peterson of Bellefontaine; Kelly Stocker of Tiffin; Kara Windsor of Tiffin; and Jesse Schrader of Elyria.
Terra to host instant admission days
FREMONT Terra State Community College is to host instant admission days next week for new and returning students.
Students can get fast and free acceptance and assistance with financial aid forms, placement testing and registration.
Admissions counselors and financial aid staff are to be available 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday.
There are 64 relevant degree programs or 56 certificate programs from which students may choose.
For more information, call (419) 559-2349 or visit www.terra.edu.
Area native scores scholarship
Seneca County Medical Society has announced its 15th annual $1,000 scholarship award to David Beleny.
Beleny is the son of David and Karen Beleny and is to attend the University of Pittsburgh. Beleny is a graduate from Hopewell-Loudon High School, and graduated first in his class.
University of Findlay 2013 graduates
FINDLAY - Local graduates from the University of Findlay include Anne Bacon of Upper Sandusky, master's of business administration; Jennifer Miller of Upper Sandusky, associate's of nuclear medicine technology; Cynthia Ohms of Upper Sandusky, master's of business administration; Megan Rohades of Upper Sandusky, bachelor's of social work; Caitlin Baker of Kansas, bachelor's of pre-occupational therapy; Maranda Knepp of Nevada, bachelor's of theatre; Brandon Mooney of Nevada, bachelor's of graphic design; Kelly Lynch of New Riegel, bachelor's of business management; James Gates of Republic, bachelor's of pre-physical therapy; Sandra Adelsperger of Tiffin, master's of education; Kathy Kistler of Tiffin, master's of education; Lauren Meisner of Tiffin, bachelor's of pre-occupational therapy; Kylie Stout of Tiffin, bachelor's of social work.
Organization program at library
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to present "Get Organized" 6:30 p.m.
July 24 in the Frost
Reannon Hayes, a local professional organizer, is to give participants tips and tricks on how to organize, using items form the local dollar stores, teach time management techniques and how to make a family binder.
To register, call (419) 447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us.
Reading program to feature creations
The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to continue the teen summer reading program with "Beneath the Surface Creations Party" 5-7 p.m. July 15.
Library to feature "Wreck-It Ralph"
The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to continue its summer program with a "Thursday Night Movie" featuring "Wreck-It Ralph" 6 p.m. July 18 in the Frost Kalnow room.
The movie is rated PG and runs 108 minutes.
MCL to add titles
SYCAMORE -The Mohawk Community Library is to add new titles to their circulation form authors such as Shawn E. Richardson, Dave Anderson, Lily Koppel, Teresa Meister and Anneta Valious.
Foundations to supply children's books to MCL
SYCAMORE -The Libri Foundation, a non-profit organization that donates new children's books to rural public libraries, is working with the Mohawk Community Library Foundation in a matching money grant to supply the library with new children's books.
Red Cross recognizes volunteers, donors
FINDLAY - Volunteers and donors were recognized for giving their time, talents and treasure by the American Red Cross of Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot Counties recently. The Red Cross had its annual Volunteer and Donor Celebration at Alexandria's Public House in Findlay to honor the many volunteers and donors who deliver and support Red Cross services and programs.
Volunteers were recognized for outstanding service during the evening, including:
Clara Barton Leadership Award
Extra Mile Award
Disaster Preparedness & Response Award
Volunteer Leadership Award
Service to Armed Forces Award
Special Citation for Exceptional Volunteer Service Award
Earlier in the day, the Red Cross Board of Directors met to elect new members to the board. Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson and Mollie Zinser, community services representative at The Heritage, were elected to three-year terms. John Whitson of Whitson Properties was elected to a two-year term as board chairman.