Sunday announcements, Jan. 20

Kinship Care series to begin Jan. 29

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to have the first event in the Kinship Care series, Legal Information, Jan. 29 in the Frost Kalnow Room. Dinner is to be served at 6 p.m. and the program is to begin at 6:30.

The Kinship Care series is to provide information and support for grandparents and other relatives caring for grandchildren or young family members.

A local attorney and a representative from the Seneca County Juvenile and Probate Court is to discuss legal issues related to caring for children, including custody, legal forms and available resources.

Supervised activities are to be available in the Junior Library for preschool age and older. Infants and children in diapers would remain with their caregivers. This event is free and registration is not required.

Feb. 1, 15 to offer Playtime at the Library

The Youth Services Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Playtime @ the Library 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 1 and 15 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Hosted with Seneca County’s Ohio Early Intervention, toys and activities will be offered to children ages 18 months to five years, to interact with their caregivers in an unstructured, creative play. Participants are able to drop in anytime or stay the whole time. No registration necessary.

Chinese Culture Festival set for Feb. 12

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a Chinese Culture Festival with the International Cultural Center and students from Heidelberg University and Tiffin University 1-3 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

This event is for the entire family, complete with crafts, games and demonstrations that may include a chopsticks contest, Chinese paper cutting and folding, Chinese jump rope, Chinese calligraphy and astrology and other activities.

Sit & Stitch on four Sundays in February

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Sit & Stitch for knitters and crocheters of all skill levels 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24 in the Junior Home Room.

Participants should bring their own yarn, needles, and knitting or crocheting projects. The program is free and no registration is required.

Writing club to meet Feb. 5

The next Ink Well Writing Club meeting at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is set for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Kernan Room.

All writers serious about sharpening their skills with review and critique by their peers are welcome to join. Participants are asked to submit writing samples to inkwell@tiffinsenecalibrary.org by Jan. 29. Samples will be shared with peers prior to the first meeting and privacy will be respected.

No registration is necessary. For more information, call the library at (419) 447-3751 or go to the online calendar at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Preschool Storytime set for Feb. 5, 12

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is t host Preschool Storytime for children age three to five at 10 a.m. Feb. 5 and 12 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Stories, poems, songs, finger plays, crafts and much more will entertain and teach preschoolers during this free 30-minute activity.

Adult book discussion Feb. 7

Tiffin Seneca Public Library’s adult book discussion group, Let’s Talk About It, is to meet at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Junior Home Room.

The group is to discuss “The Atomic City Girls,” by Janet Beard. This is the 2019 Community Read book. Copies of the book are available at the library. No registration is necessary for the free program. Refreshments are to be provided.

Toddler Tales set for Feb. 7, 14

The Youth Services Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Toddler Tales at 10 a.m. Feb. 7 and 14 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Developed for children 1 ¢ to 3 years old, the program will be an active storytime that encourages movement through rhymes, stories, songs, and dancing.

No registration is necessary for these free events. Parents or caregivers are asked to attend.

Get crafty Feb. 8

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Get Crafty @ Your Library with the Seneca Re-Ads at 10 a.m. Feb. 8 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Every month, workers from Seneca Re-Ads teach participants how to make a new craft. February’s project is a heart-shaped wreath, made from a coat hanger and material. Open to adults, there is no charge, but registration is necessary.

Mercy Health – Tiffin Home Care earns five-star CMS rating

Mercy Health – Tiffin Home Care, 40 Fair Lane, recently was awarded 5 stars for quality of patient care by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the first quarter of 2019. This will be consecutive years of the five-star CMS Rating for Mercy Health – Tiffin Home Care.

“The five-star CMS rating is an indicator of the quality care one will receive as a patient of Mercy Health – Tiffin Home Care,” said Mandy Ritter, manager of Mercy Health – Home Care. “I’m so proud of our staff and hope to continue the trend of quality care for our patients.”

The Quality of Patient Care star ratings reflect how Home Health Agencies’ scores compare with one another on measurements of their quality of patient care performance. Across the country, most agencies fall in the middle with three stars – delivering good quality of care. A star rating higher than three means an HHA performed better than average on the measured care practices and outcomes compared to other HHAs.

The Home Health Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings are determined using eight measures of quality that are reported on the Home Health Compare website, listed below. To have a star rating, HHAs must have submitted data to calculate at least five of eight measures, which are:

• Timely start of care.

• Drug education on all medications provided to patient/caregiver

• Improvement in ambulation.

• Improvement in bed transferring.

• Improvement in bathing.

• Improvement in pain interfering with activity.

• Improvement in shortness of breath.

• Acute care hospitalization.

Airman Ryne C. Feucht

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Ryne C. Feucht graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Feucht is the son of Vickie Gangwer and Robert Feucht, stepson of Doyle Clay and husband of Rebecca Feucht, all of Fostoria.

He is a 2004 graduate of St. Wendelin High School.

Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Morello

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Morello graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Morello earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of Todd P. Morello of Medina and Cathleen Morello of Wadsworth.

The airman is a 2014 graduate of Wadsworth High School, Wadsworth. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2017 from Heidelberg University.

AAUW Be WISE Camp Scholarships

The Tiffin Branch of the American Association of University Women is offering scholarships to girls who are residents of Seneca County to attend the Ohio AAUW Be WISE Camp. Be WISE is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics camp designed to develop interest, excitement and self-confidence in the average college-bound girl who will be entering grade seven or eight next fall. The week-long residential camp for girls from around Ohio is set for June 9-14 on the campus of Kenyon College in Gambier.

Be WISE Camp features for each grade level a separate curriculum that will provide critical-thinking, problem-solving, real-world activities. The staff is comprised of returning certified teachers, and maximum interaction and instruction is encouraged with a ratio of 10 students per teacher. Each camper is to be assigned to a small group with the same camp counselor for the entire week. This experience includes sleeping and eating in a college dorm, learning in modern science labs and using campus recreational areas.

Be WISE began in the summer of 1990 and since then over 3,000 girls have completed the camp program. For more information about the camp, visit www.bewisecamp.org.

The cost of the camp is $550, which includes room, board and educational materials. The Tiffin Branch of AAUW will provide each camper with $275 toward the camp fee. Any girl who is a resident of Seneca County and interested in receiving an application and information about the selection process should call (419) 937-1079. The deadline to return completed applications and teacher recommendation forms is Feb. 22.

Tiffin board to meet Tuesday

Tiffin City Board of Education is to have work session at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Tiffin Middle School Auditorium, 103 Shepherd Drive. A regular board meeting is to follow at 7 p.m.

Tractor Supply, FFA seek grant applications

Tractor Supply Co. and FFA are partnering for the Grants for Growing campaign, a competitive grant program that provides funding to FFA chapters across the country for the development or improvement of a proposed agricultural project. The application period opens today and extends through Feb. 11.

Agriculture educators are invited to submit a detailed proposal for a new or existing project that benefits the larger community as well as future FFA members. Applicants must outline how the chapter will start, sustain or expand on the project.

Following the application period, Tractor Supply is to host a fundraiser Feb. 13-24, inviting customers to make donations in-store or online with purchase to support the future projects. Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 are to be funded in the spring based on the amount of funds raised. Donations will fund grants in the same state they were donated.

FFA advisers interested in applying for a grant can visit www.FFA.org/grantsforgrowing and submit applications. Chapters located near a TSC store are invited to help in the fundraising efforts, while raising awareness for their agriculture programs. Chapters that participate in an in-store activity during the fundraiser can submit a fulfillment form to receive additional points toward their grant application. Chapters do not need to be located near a store to win a grant.

For more details about the program, visit tractorsupply.com/FFA.

Pantasia at Clyde

Pantasia, Steel Drums, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Clyde High School Auditorium, 1015 Race Street, Clyde.

The event is free, but you will need a ticket to come to the show. The free tickets are available at The Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education, The Copper Top Bakery in Bellevue, The Sandusky County Visitors Bureau in Fremont, and Doebel’s in Clyde.

Pantasia is a steel drum band from Findlay High school that performs music for all occasions. The steel drum is the national instrument of the island nations of Trinidad and Tobago. Since it’s inception in the spring of 1997, Pantasia has garnered an impressive reputation as an educational and entertaining instrumental music ensemble. This is a great concert for people of all ages.

TU Kids Choir prepares for new season

The Tiffin University Kids Choir rehearsals for its new season began Jan. 18 at 4 p.m. in the Performing Arts Lab.

Now in its 10th year, the Kids Choir is open to all area youth grades 2 through 8. Parents and guardians of students interested in participating may register at www.tiffinmusic.com/kids-choir.

“The TU Kids Choir is a great chance for young singers from all area schools to come together and sing fun and diverse music,” says Brad Rees, TU’s Executive Director of Arts Programs. “They also get to work with our outstanding music staff, and are accompanied by a great band of talented TU students.”

The first performance for the new season will be on Mar. 22, at 7 p.m. inside Tiffin University’s Marion Center.

For information, contact Angie Sosebee-Shearn at sosebeean@tiffin.edu or (418) 448-3366.

The TU Kids Choir is made possible by a generous gift from Diana Kirk.

Ohio Wesleyan dean’s list

DELAWARE — Ohio Wesleyan University is pleased to announce its 2018 fall semester dean’s list. Local residents earning a spot on the Dean’s List are: Ben Arnold, of Tiffin; Lydia Arnold, of Tiffin; Tommy Davis, of Clyde; Gabbi Roszman, of Tiffin; Erika Shultz, of Tiffin; Abe Sulin, of Tiffin; Addie Thiery, of Sycamore; and Hannah Treadway, of Tiffin.

Lake Erie College dean’s list

PAINESVILLE –Lake Erie College’s Wyatt Smith of Sycamore, has been named to the Fall 2018 dean’s list.

Hamilton College dean’s list

CLINTON, NY — Ashley Huntington of Tiffin, has been named to the dean’s list for the 2018 fall semester.

Code-A-Thon at Terra

The Back to School Code-A-Thon is a 48 hour program that gives students an opportunity to use technology, research, and collaborate to address issues and problems confronting the human race on a global scale. Students will work together to learn to code HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, while learning to use tools like GitHub to build a website that reflects their ideas and commitment to problem-solving. Prizes are available for the teams that create the top three projects in their location!

This is an international event, and students will be able to speak, work, and learn with other students around the world via live video, web, and telecommunication technology! Returning students will have the opportunity to learn more advanced JavaScript, and advanced Web Development using React.

The event kickoff is expected to be around 4:30-4:45 p.m. on Friday, on the third floor of Building B Library; and we expect Representative Bill Reineke to be present, and we are finalizing those talk details.

The student presentation part of the event is on Jan. 27 starting at 2 p.m. Winners will be announced about 4 p.m. The event will take place at Terra State Building D Room 122, the recital hall. Local celebrity judges include Rachel Dewey, Sandusky County Assistant Prosecutor; Russ Zimmerman, Sandusky County Commissioner; Justin Smith, Fremont City Council; and Danny Sanchez, City of Fremont Mayor.

Norwalk & Western RR Model Train Show

The Norwalk & Western RR will be hosting a Model Train Show 10:00am-3:00pm today.

The show will feature model trains of all scales, railroad memorabilia and books (including children’s books), scenery, track supplies, and much more for sale. The dealers come to us from all over Northern Ohio and the surrounding states as far away as Illinois and West Virginia.

There is no charge for parking. Admission is $5 each for ages 10 and over.

Visit the website at www.norwalkandwesternrr.com for additional information about the club and the show.

Scrapbook Day at Good Shepherd Home

Scrapbook day is set for 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Home, 725 Columbus Avenue, Fostoria.

Door prizes are offered and lunch provided. There is a $10 pre-paid registration fee that is nonrefundable. In case of weather issues the event will be rescheduled for Feb. 9.

The registration deadline is Wednesday. For more information Contact Kathy Theis At (419) 937-1801 or e-mail: ktheis@goodshepherdhome.com.