Sunday announcements, Sept. 10

Library to host toddler program

BLOOMVILLE – Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host Toddler Time at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Oct. 4.

The program features playtime, songs, stories, flannel boards and crafts.

The schedule for events is as follows:

• The Crawly Caterpillar, Oct. 4.

• Yummy Apples, Oct. 11.

• Happy Scarecrow, Oct. 18.

• Happy Halloween, Oct. 25.

• Let’s Make Music, Nov. 1.

• Fishy, Fishy, Nov. 8.

For more information, call (419) 983-4675.

BC board to meet

NEW WASHINGTON – Buckeye Central Board of Education is to meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the library of the school, 938 S. Kibler St.

Seneca board of DD to meet

Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Family Learning Center.

NR track team to host fun run

NEW RIEGEL – New Riegel’s cross country team again is sponsoring an elementary fun run to benefit pediatric cancer research at 6 p.m. Sept. 19.

There are to be four races with divisions. The race breakdown is two races for students in grades K-3 and two races for students in grades 4-6, each are broken down between girls and boys.

Registration is $2 for each runner.

Awards are to be given at the shelter house following the races. The overall winner of each race is to be given a gift certificate to roadid.com. Top winners from each grade, per race, are to receive a medal and the remaining runners are to earn ribbons.

V-S now accepting public safety program students

Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Center classes now are accepting new students for the public safety programs.

The following is a list of dates and times of the open classes:

• CPR Instructor program, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Fremont site.

• Paramedic program, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays, starting in January.

• EMT programs, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Fremont site starting Sept. 28 and Monday and Wednesday at the Tiffin site starting Oct. 9.

• AEMT (Advanced Emergency Medical Tech), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays starting Oct. 20 and 6-10 p.m. Monday and Thursday starting Oct. 30 at the Fremont site.

For more information, call (419) 334-6901, ext. 2731 or ext. 2732.

TU to celebrate opening of facility

Tiffin University is to celebrate the grand opening of the Performing Arts Laboratory at 3 p.m. Thursday at 227 Miami St.

The event is to include a tour of the facility and refreshments.

The 14,000-square-foot laboratory is a response to the rapid growth of TU’s cutting edge commercial music department. The PAL includes two acoustically isolated rehearsal halls, a keyboard and production lab, a multi-track digital recording studio, practice rooms and teaching studios and an outdoor performance space.

Conservation organization awards scholarships

Seneca Conservation District and the family of Tia Rice announced two scholarship winners.

This is the first year the scholarships to be awarded. This year, two $500 scholarships were given out to Justin Cluxton of Brown County and Jacob Schott, a graduate of Fremont Ross High School.

Reineke applauds funding at TU

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, applauded funding recently approved through the passage of the state operating budget for the Maritime Risk Symposium to be hosted at Tiffin University.

The eighth annual Maritime Risk Symposium is to highlight the importance of maritime security and the maritime transportation system. Modern-day threats and challenges in the maritime industry underscore the importance of the symposium, which is to bring together experts on all levels of government to discuss sound maritime cyber strategy through panels focused on topics such as education, research and legal issues.

The $25,000 in funding is appropriated through the budget and is to help plan, market and facilitate the symposium, which is to take place in November.

OSU graduate

COLUMBUS – Megan McClung of Tiffin has earned her juris doctoral degree from Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and also has received the Ernest Karam Book Award for academic achievement.

Grantham University graduate

LENEXA, Kan. – Brennan Coffman of Tiffin has earned an applied science degree in computer science from Grantham University.

Edward Jones employee achieves specialist title

Rachal Tate of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Tiffin has achieved the professional designation of chartered retirement plan specialist.

Tate successfully completed the Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist Professional Education Program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning. Those who complete the program, pass a final exam and sign a code of ethics and disclosure form earn the CRPS designation.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. The firm’s 15,000-plus financial advisers work directly with more than 7 million clients.