Sunday announcements, Jan. 13

T-SPL Talks

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library will host “T-SPL Talks: Digital Empowerment for Parents” Jan. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Parents will learn about current trends and online risks associated with children being on the internet, as well as ways to empower children to make safe and healthy choices online.

The program is free and open to all adults. No students, please. No registration is required. For more information, go online to www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org or call (419) 447-3751.

Experience VR at the Library

“Experience Virtual Reality at Your Library” at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Library staff will demonstrate the library’s new virtual reality headsets, and attendees will use the headsets to explore other time periods and places around the world.

Free and open to all ages. Registration not required.

For more information, call the Library at (419) 447-3751 or go to the online calendar at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Findlay Area Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Regular Meeting: second Monday of each month 6:30-8p.m.

First United Church of Christ, 2100 Greendale Ave. Findlay.

The January meeting will still be at the regular Findlay location. However, beginning in February, 2019 the monthly meetings will move to our new location at Yoga Chucks Health & Wellness in Tiffin.

Free Radon Testing for Ohio Residents

January is National Radon Action Month. The Seneca County General Health District has joined the Union County Health Department in the Indoor Radon Grant. Residents of Seneca and surrounding counties are encouraged to have their homes tested for radon.

Homeowners with a household income less than $80,500 can get a free test kit at www.uchd.net/radon. Simply complete a short online form and a free test kit will be mailed to your home within a few weeks. Test kits are also available for purchase at most hardware and home improvement stores.

For more information, please visit www.uchd.net/radon www.eng.utoledo.edu/aprg/radon/ or www.epa.gov/radon.

Attica Fish Fry

The Attica Knights of Columbus will be serving an all you care to eat fish fry or a chicken tenders dinner, Friday Feb. 1, at the K of C Hall, 11 Heyman Drive, Attica, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The dinner includes baked potato or French fries, coleslaw, apple sauce, bread & drink. Adults are $10 and Children $6 Children under 4 years old are free.

Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Ohio Department of Aging seeks nominations for statewide Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
Annual recognition.

Since its inception, more than 450 older Ohioans have been inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. If you know someone who belongs among those ranks, the Ohio Department of Aging wants to hear from you. The hall honors current or long-time Ohio residents age 60 and older who have made and continue to make a lasting impact on their communities, their professions or their vocations.

Visit www.aging.ohio.gov/halloffame to nominate someone you know.

Art Exhibition

TIFFIN — The Diane Kidd Gallery will host “Evolving,” an exhibition of abstract paintings by local artist Tom Hoffman. The exhibit will run from Jan. 14 through Feb. 21. An opening reception will be held Jan. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome.

For more information about this event or subject matter, email Joseph Van Kerkhove at vankerkhovejm@tiffin.edu

Tiffin-Seneca Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Community Celebration

Tonya Rider, former Toledo Police Department detective, now an investigator for the “Cold Justice” television program and instructor in Bowling Green State University’s Forensic Investigations Program, is the keynote speaker. The Peacemaker Award Winner, Dr. Cindy Lepeley, does Spanish interpretation work and took a class of Heidelberg University students to interpret for asylum seekers in Dilley, Texas. The 7:15 p.m. program is free and open to the public. Dinner prior to the program is at 6:00 p.m. Phone Jill Earl at 419-448-3264 by January 17 to place dinner reservations, adults $20 and children 4-10 years, $5. The program and dinner are at Faith United Methodist Church, 75 N. Sandusky St, Tiffin.

Toledo Zoo dicounts TOLEDO — Toledo Zoo is offering a half-off admission coupon. The coupon is available online at toledozoo.org now through March 1 and is redeemable on visits within the same time period.

Guests must present the coupon (printed or digital) at the entry gate to receive the discount. The coupon is not valid with any other offers and does not apply to groups of 20 or more.

Homestead exemption applications

Applicant must turn 65 years of age, or older, by Dec. 31 (proof of age required)

Or be totally and permanently disabled, as of Jan. 1, 2019 (proof of disability required)

Own and occupy the property as their primary residence as of Jan. 1, 2019. Income cannot exceed $32,800 total threshold on the Ohio adjusted gross income for income tax year 2018.

Real Estate late applications for tax year 2018 must be filed with the Auditor’s Office by Dec. 31. To be eligible for a reduction in 2018, total threshold cannot exceed $32,200 on the Ohio adjusted gross income for income tax year 2017.

Those with manufactured or mobile homes must file with the county auditor by the first Monday in June.

Applications and additional information can be found on www.senecacountyauditor.org.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 419-447-0692

Cybersecurity Program

Join us to learn about basics of cybersecurity practices for small business owners and managers.

Community Room, 19 W. Market St., Ste. B, Tiffin.

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7:30 am.

Tiffin University’s Ali I. Yurekli, PhD, CISSP, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity, School of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences will be the speaker for the morning. This program is free and business owners are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by January 17. Send an e-mail to Deb at dmartorana@tiffinchamber.com or call (419) 447-4141 or register online at tiffinchamber.com/calendar/2019/01/23/cybersecurity-program

H-L Schools

BASCOM– Hopewell-Loudon Local Schools today announced board approval for distribution of the district’s Employee Code of Excellence (ECOE). Under the ECOE, employees will adhere to a clearly defined standard of excellence. These standards of excellence will be reviewed with prospective employees prior to initial employment and distributed to current employees annually.

Working with the board of education, Superintendent Jeffrey Holbrook collaborated with representatives of the community including local clergy, parents and grandparents of children in the district, HLEA Union president, support staff and faculty members to review and clearly define those expectations. The goal is to continue to provide a safe and supportive environment conducive to learning for our students and staff.

TU Celebrating MLK Day

Tiffin University will celebrate the life and message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on campus Jan. 21, beginning at 8 a.m. Lillian Schumacher, President, and Peter Holbrook, provost will kick off the celebration in Chisholm Auditorium located inside of Franks Hall. The community is invited and encouraged to attend.

Internet Safety Presentation

Learn to keep your children safe in a digital society at an adult only internet safety presentation at the Union Middle School Gymnasium in Upper Sandusky on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.

No kids will be allowed in the presentation space.

Terra State dean’s list

FREMONT — Terra State Community College has released the Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester: Attica – Chelsea Civay. Bellevue – Antoinette Linton, Jacob Lukas, Leah Runkle, Rebekah Runkle, Sarah Runkle, Sydney Straub, Bryan Wheeler and Lucas Williams. Bettsville- Samantha Kohlenberg and Larry Messer. Bluffton- Nicole Schweyer. Bradner – James Knallay. Burgoon – Madison Benavides, Brittany Kerlin and Rayne Rayle. Clyde -Tisha Childers, Bryce Chong, Cassidy Lehmann, Alec Leibengood, Shelby Level, Emelia Mitchell, Tyler Ohms, Kade Rathbun, Elizabeth Sullivan, Shelby Sutter, Mary Wilkerson and Joshua Wurzel. Findlay-Joseph Carrel and Curtis Franks. Flat Rock -Cooper Grant. Fostoria- Kasey Finsel, Jeffery McCoy, Danielle Soals and Patrick Weber. Fremont- Lillian Abdoo, Jodi Adair, Josh Anderson, Sunni Brandon, Charles Corthell,Tessa Cuff, Keon Domanski, Anna Estep, Wondimagegn Faris, Alex Federico, Rachel Johnson, Kortini Joseph, Julie Kadlubowski, Kennedy Leutenegger, Dillon McDiarmid, Daniel Miasek, Dylan Minch, Margueritte Myers, Brock Overmyer, Jose Pizana, Jasannah Sabiers, Conrad Schlotterer, Hunter Smith, Taylor Snyder, Alexander Thatcher, Jiaping Tong, Damian Wennberg, Kristy Wetzel, Sherri Wott, Gibsonburg, Sadie Clinger, William Darling, Harley Donnelly, Andrew Kreais, Brooke Reed and Nathan Young. Green Springs- Brady Craig and Paxton Trusty. Huron- Tristen Ball. Lacarne- Melanie Rhoda. Lebanon- Madalyn Ruby. Luckey- Maximilian Bierhup. Napoleon- Neil Storch. New Riegel- Timothy Ink. New Washington – Zachary Aichholz and Shelby Rhodes. Oak Harbor- Serena Byington, Joshua Clark, Ilse Corona Jimenez, Kelsey Heberling, Daniel McMullen, Hannah Smith, Kyle Stephens, Kassandra Swope, Carol Taylor, Marna Winterfield and Deborah Wyss. Port Clinton- Laura Dunham, Ryan McDougall, Paul Meterko, Jayson Miller, Ashe O’Neill, Marshall Parker, Christopher Petersen and Collin Salyers. Republic- Leland Mills, Gabrielle Oliver, Emily Smith and Samuel Witmer. Tiffin- Amanda Akers, Zachary Brickner, Jenna Clouse, Cody Eaton, Richard Evans, Zachary Gaietto, Jaron Gase, Maria Goshe, Sarah Goshe, Joseph Hicks, Kory Magers, Michelle Marlow, Jillian Miller, Austin Moneer, Brandi Perkins, Alexander Pilon, Cassidy Ralph, Heather Riedlinger, Lane Sauber, Candace Smith, Kurt Smith, Elise Stuckey, Drayton Trumbull and Brooke Weinandy. Willard- Steven Schaaf.

Locals perform in ‘Little Women’

‘Little Women’ is being presented Jan. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m., and Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. in The Hirt Theater at Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple Street, Bellevue.

Tickets are $15 for adults 18+, $10 for adults 60+, and $5 for children/students through grade 12. Reserve seats by calling 419-484-2787.

Visit bellevuearts.net. Like Bellevue Society for the Arts on Facebook. Follow Bellevue Society for the Arts on Twitter and Instagram

Local performers include: Taylor Beatty of Sandusky; Elizabeth Ish of Republic; Mena Wylykanowitz of Fremont; Evie Nevills of Norwalk; Amy G. Wylykanowitz of Fremont; Dwayne Arnold of Clyde; Jared Bradley of Bellevue; Jacob Ellis of Bellevue; Bradley Rowe of Bellevue; Lynne Wagner of Fremont; and Sue A. Stotz of Fremont.

Trine University president’s list

ANGOLA, IN — Students from Trine University’s main campus were named to the president’s list for the Fall 2018 term.

Area students included: Matthew Baker of Green Springs, majoring in civil engineering and Trey Hossler of Tiffin, majoring in design engineering technology.

Terra enrollment help

FREMONT — Terra State Community College will host several All-in-One Days to help students enroll in classes for the Spring and Summer 2019 semesters Jan. 7th-11th and13th and 14th from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Roy Klay Hall.

No appointment is necessary. Current students who have not yet registered may walk-in. Visit www.terra.edu to register or contact the Terra State Admissions and Advising Office at 419-559-2349 or admissions@terra.edu.

University of Mount Union dean’s list

ALLIANCE — The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester at the University of Mount Union. Walker Cooper of Clyde and Frazier Daniel of Tiffin.