Education

In memory

Kenzie Coleman (left) and Ashley Brickner, Hopewell-Loudon High School juniors, place a plaque in memory of classmate Cody Rainey and his family during a ceremony in the courtyard Thursday morning. A year ago today, a SR 18 house fire claimed the lives of James R. Rainey, 46; his wife, Jodi L. ...

Clyde-GS Board of Education discusses energy audit, tobacco-free school grounds

CLYDE — Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education members met Monday evening and discussed obtaining an energy audit for their facilities by Energy Optimizer to determine any cost savings for the district. Superintendent Dennis Haft led members in a discussion of instituting a no tobacco policy ...

Checking out the new digs

Students are to be able to move in today to The Landings at Terra Village, the dorms at Terra State Community College. Tours were given Thursday of Building B, which included studio apartments and four-bed apartments. The building is in three sections with two main buildings and a connector. ...

‘Proud but not satisfied’

Tiffin City Board of Education was given an overview of the Ohio State Report Card data Tuesday following its release last Thursday. The district earned an overall “B” grade, which placed it in the top 35 percent in the state. “We are proud but not satisfied,” Tiffin superintendent ...

Columbian homecoming court

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY The Columbian High School homecoming court includes (front row, from left) Hannah Cooper, Savannah Hagen, Mallory Rife, Tyler Ward and Ariel Hollins; and (back row, from left) Parker Johnson, Kerrick Fanning, Caden Blust, Donnell Brockington and Spencer Distel. The ...

Upper Sandusky homecoming court

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY The Upper Sandusky School homecoming court includes (front row, from left) Gabe Baker, Trevor Clifford, Peyton Hawk, Connor Landversicht and Isaiah Washburn; and (back row, from left) Ellie Barnett, Katie Cole, Kara Frey, Victoria Hurley and Alivia Oney. The Rams host ...

Special visitor

State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria (left) visited Noble 4-5 Elementary School Tuesday afternoon with Tiffin City School administrators, including Superintendent Gary Barber (front, right) and Noble Principal Mike Newlove (center, left). DeMaria looked at how students are utilizing the NetSmartz ...

Lakota board welcomes administrators

KANSAS — Lakota Local Schools Board of Education met Monday night to welcome new administrators and to consider policy changes. The meeting included a meet-and-greet event to introduce new administrators, followed by opening comments and committee updates. Board Policy Committee members ...

Heidelberg announces 2018-19 theater season

Heidelberg University’s School of Music and Theatre has announced the 2018-19 theater season, which is to include performances of two musicals and two plays. The season is to have performances in the fall and spring. The theme for this year’s season is “Crisis of Faith.” “The ...

Board OKs resource officer pact

Tiffin City Board of Education made progress toward hiring a school resource officer by approving a contract with the City of Tiffin Tuesday evening. The contract is through the city and is between Tiffin City Police Department and the board. “We are happy to have a school resource ...

TU to get solar array

Tiffin University and IGS Solar are to begin construction this year on the first solar project on the rooftop of the Heminger Center, located on Miami Street. The solar system is to drive a cleaner, emission-free energy platform, as well as start TU’s environmental commitment. The solar ...

Wheatley sues TCS, board

A former superintendent of Tiffin City Schools is suing the school district and school board. Vicki A. Wheatley’s lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleges retaliation, gender discrimination, a hostile work environment and unequal pay based on gender. Wheatley alleges in the lawsuit that she ...

8 from V-S land nat’l honors at SkillsUSA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Twenty students from Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers competed this week in the 2018 National Leadership SkillsUSA Conference, with five students and a team of three coming home with national medals. At this year’s national competition, Dylan Wertz, who ...

Questions

Tiffin City Board of Education discussed what the district would need to be considered a destination district during Tuesday’s meeting. “We want people to want to come here,” board president Chris Widman said. “We need to figure out what we need to have for people to choose ...

Grant helps Calvert update schools

Through a grant, Calvert Catholic Schools has been able to update the high school and elementary school through refurbishing projects. The grant, Painting a Brighter Future through True Value, is the third year the school has been able to secure the grant, David Kraft, a teacher at ...

Opportunity Center athletes compete in State Special Olympics

COLUMBUS — Twenty athletes from the Seneca County Opportunity Center spent the weekend competing in the 2018 State Special Olympic games. The Ohio games took place on the campus of The Ohio State University. The first events, the 1,500-meter dash and the 4x100-meter relay, took place Friday ...

‘Fly high butterfly’

BASCOM — Memories of the Rainey family were in the hearts of Chieftains and on the wings of butterflies Thursday morning. Shirts in support of the family and Bascom Joint Fire District dotted the Hopewell-Loudon School gymnasium as children attended an awards ceremony on the last day of ...

Webster accepts Terra State teaching job

FREMONT — Jerome Webster is to remain at Terra State Community College as a business professor. He resigned as Terra’s president May 16 effective May 31. According to a separation agreement approved Wednesday by the board of trustees, an employment agreement renewed June 28, 2017, ...

‘Time to celebrate’

FREMONT — Twenty graduates participated in the 2017-18 Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Center Gateway, Ohio’s Options and GED graduation ceremony Wednesday evening. “Graduation, no matter what institution, is the best day of the year,” Heath Martin, assistant vice president ...

New chief

FREMONT — Terra State Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday afternoon, led by the interim president of the college. Ronald Schumacher, interim president, took the head of the table following the resignation of Jerome Webster last week. At the April 25 board of trustees meeting, ...