Region briefs, March 20

Mercy Health Tiffin, Willard Hospitals earn five-stars

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare data ranked Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Health – Willard Hospital with five-star ratings.

This rating places Mercy Health facilities in Tiffin and Willard among the highest ranked hospitals in the nation.

The data includes specific measures of hospitals’ quality of care.

Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital additionally was listed on the 2019 Top 100 Hospital by Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Film festival writing contest announced

FREMONT — The American Presidents Film & Literary Festival’s poetry and essay contest has been announced.

Winning entries in three age categories are to receive cash prizes.

Entries are to be submitted as an email attachment to writingcontest@birchard.org.

The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 7.

The topic of poetry is to be “A Conversation With Your Favorite President.” Poems can be about a single president, more than one president or the U.S. presidency in general. Entries are to not exceed 32 lines.

Essays for ages 11 and under are to be 200 words and ages 12-18 are to be 500 words.

For full contest rules, visit americanpresidentsfilmfestival.org.

Hayes center to offer genealogy workshop May 5

FREMONT — Come learn how to get the most out of RootsMagic Genealogy & Family History software starting at noon May 5 at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

For more information or to become a HPLM member to receive the RootsMagic7 CD and book, call (419) 332-2081.

HPLM to host author during book club meeting March 27

FREMONT — The best-selling author of several books is to join the Presidential History Book Club for its March meeting at noon March 27 at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Amity Shales is to discuss “Coolidge” via live video with the group.

Shales has been a newspaper and magazine columnist for Forbes and Bloomberg News.