Sunday announcements, Aug. 26

Kiwanis clubs host celebration for Grade A honorees

Tiffin and Fostoria Kiwanis Clubs are to host the 10th annual Grade A Celebration at 5 p.m. today in the Entertainment Building at the Seneca County Fairgrounds.

This year’s celebration is sponsored by Good Shepherd Home and is to honor the 2018 Seneca County Junior Fair participants who received a grade A on their project.

Eligible participants and their parents and families are invited to a picnic dinner. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 1-7.

A silent auction also is to take place in support of the Seneca County 4-H Program.

To make a reservation for the dinner, call (419) 447-4304 or email ssmith265@woh.rr.com.

Crisis program still active

WSOS Community Action Commission is to continue to offer the Summer Crisis Program – which provides eligible Ohioans with payment assistance for electric bills, central air repairs and other cooling needs – through Aug. 31.

The Summer Crisis Program helps low-income households with an older household member or households in which cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health.

For more information, call (419) 334-8911 or visit www.wsos.org.

Teen program announced

Teen Tuesdays are to take place 3-4 p.m. Tuesday in the Frost Kalnow Room of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St.

Lego program date, theme announced

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the Lego Saturday program 2-4 p.m. Sept. 1 in the Frost Kalnow room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The theme for September is “bridges.”

For more information, call (419) 447-3751.

Book group to discuss next title

The adult book discussion group, Let’s Talk About It, is to meet at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 6 in the Junior Home room of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St.

The group is to discuss “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones.

Copies of the book are available at the library.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Play at T-SPL

The junior department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Playtime @ the Library at 10 a.m. Sept. 7 and 21 in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The program is hosted with Seneca County’s Ohio Early Intervention. Toys and activities are to be offered to children ages 18 months to 5 years old, to interact with their caregivers in an unstructured, creative play.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Writers wanted

The next meeting of the Ink Well Writing Club is set at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in the Kernan Room of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.

All types of writers serious about sharpening their skills are invited to join.

Submit writing samples by Tuesday to inkwell@tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Friends of the Library to host therapy dog, trainer

FOSTORIA – The Friends of the Library are to welcome Jenny Barlos and her canine companion at 6 p.m. Tuesday for the presentation of “Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence.”

Barlos is to give a talk and demonstration of a service dog in action. Guests also are to hear how service dogs and therapy dogs increase the independence of those challenged with limited mobility or developmental.

Babies welcome for story time

FOSTORIA – Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to host the program Baby & Toddler Story Time at 2 p.m. Sept. 4 at the library, 205 Perry St.

The program is geared toward babies and toddlers along with their caregivers.

Library to host Friend of the Library

FOSTORIA – Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to present Friends of the Library member Pat Beeson as she brings stories from her years in the Kinsey Komedy Kompany at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at the library, 205 Perry St.

Kinsey Komedy Kompany was a staple back when traveling shows brought music, dance, comedy and shenanigans to communities.

Children complete 1,000 book program

SYCAMORE – Owen McCarthy and Janessa Pryor, both 5 and of Sycamore, have completed the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program through Mohawk Community Library.

Owen is the son of Josh and Monica McCarthy of Sycamore.

Janessa is the son of Ken and Angie Pryor.

MCL introduces new titles

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Community Library has announced new adult fiction titles being introduced into its circulation.

Titles include “As the Tide Comes In” by Cindy Woodsmall, “Pieces of Her” by Karin Slaughter, “Impostor’s Lure” by Carla Neggers, “The Iceman” by P.T. Deutermann, “All the Way” by Kristen Proby and “Rush” by Lisa Patton.

Hear stories at Clyde library

CLYDE – Clyde Public Library is to host story time at 4 p.m. Tuesday and at 11 a.m. Thursday at the library, 222 W. Buckeye St.

The event is to feature weekly stories for preschoolers ages 2-5 years old.

The 30-minute session includes stories, finger plays, music, art, movement and language activities.

For more information, call (419) 547-7174.

TMS to host open house Wednesday

Tiffin Middle School is to host an open house at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for parents of seventh- and eighth-grade students.

Information has been sent home with their students. Extra copies of student schedules will be available in the school’s office.

TCS board to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive.

New Riegel schools announce food program

NEW RIEGEL – New Riegel Local Schools announced its 2018-19 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

Each school office and central office will have a copy of the policy, which can be reviewed.

Application forms are being distributed to homes in a letter to parents or guardians.

To apply, households are to fill out the application and return it to the school. Households that currently receive Special Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits or Ohio Works First funds for a child are to provide the child’s name, the SNAP or OWF case number and signature of an adult household member on the application.

Those households who do not receive SNAP or OWF funds are to provide the names of all household members, the last four digits of the Social Security number of the adult signing the application, the amount and source of income by each household member, and the signature of an adult.

Households will then be notified of the approval or denial of benefits.

Joann Gabel will be reviewing applications and determine eligibility.

For more information, call Justin Johnson, principal at (419) 595-2256 or email


Clyde FFA chapter earns grant to educate people on pollinators

CLYDE – Clyde FFA Chapter has been awarded the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant on Aug. 21 at the Sandusky County Fair.

The grant is in the amount of $25,000, which is to be used to educate students in the Clyde-Green Springs School District and in Sandusky County about the importance of pollinators to the production of food.

The STEM grant will be used to purchase equipment to start 20 complete hives on four properties in the school district under the management of the Clyde FFA. Members of the committee will develop pollinator habitats on these locations and monitor and manage the hives.

Students will also complete educational research projects and track and monitor the weekly progress of their assigned hives.

Terra board to meet

FREMONT – Terra State Community College Board of Trustees are to meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Building B, room 206.

Terra State dean’s list

FREMONT – Terra State Community College has released the dean’s list for the summer 2018 semester.

Local students who have been named to the list include Matthew Goddard and Alisha Sheridan, both of Fostoria; Sarah Goshe of Tiffin; Tony Kado and Andrea Pappas, both of Clyde; and Jadon Yambert of New Riegel.

Wisconsin-Whitewater grad

WHITEWATER, Wis. – Joe Brodman of Tiffin earned a master of science education in professional studies degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater May 19.

HU students work on Blitz Build

Heidelberg University students working through the Hype Career Ready Program began this school year participating in a “common experience” designated as “Blitz Build.” The project involved more than 240 students under the supervision of Brian Snivley, director of operations for Help Build Hope CrossRoads Missions; Paul Stark, director of religious life and civic engagement; and Beth Koop, coordinator of student engagement.

Students assembled and sheeted wall panels for two houses for the Habitat for Humanity. One house was for Wood County Habitat; the second house was for the Seneca County Habitat.

Executive Director for the Seneca Habitat Carol Dell expressed gratitude for the cooperative partnership of Heidelberg University, the Help Build Hope CrossRoads Missions and the Cole Family Foundation for assisting in providing affordable housing for families in Seneca County.