Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is having "Babies & Books" during the month of December. There are to be two 30-minute classes, 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Frost Kalnow Room.
"Babies & Books" features stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays. Parents or caregivers and babies, up to 24 months old can sign up for one session of language enrichment activities.
Call (419) 447-3751 to register for the free program.
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is offering adult computer classes in January and February. Nine classes are to be offered, but space is limited so registration is necessary. Registration is under way. The library charges $1 per class which must be paid by the time of the class tocover copy costs.
The "Beginning Internet" class is to be 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 6 and is for those who are just learning about the Internet. Students are to learn the buttons and pull-down menus of Microsoft Internet Explorer and learn how to navigate on Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's links and resources. Students must be familiar with using a mouse.
"Intro to Excel" is to be offered 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 12 and is for students interested in learning the spreadsheet program. Students are to learn how to set up an address book and create a simple checkbook.
"Mouse 101" is to be presented 2-3 p.m. Jan. 13 and is to teach students how to use the mouse. Students are to distinguish between left and right clicking, double clicking and moving the mouse around.
"Beginning E-Mail" is to be 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 19. The class is to teach students about sites that offer free e-mail accounts and walk them through setting up an account. Students should be familiar with the Internet and know how to use the mouse.
"Basic Computing" is to be offered 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and is designed for users who are just learning to use a computer. Students are to learn the basic parts of the computer and the keyboard, as well as using the start button and navigating the desktop. Knowledge of how to use the mouse is helpful.
"Intermediate Excel" is to be offered 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Students in the class are to review the fundamentals of Excel, work with formulas and become familiar with sorting and organizing data. Students should have a basic knowledge of Excel before taking the intermediate course.
"Searching the Internet" is to be taught 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 27. To take this class, students should have taken the beginning Internet class. Students are to learn how to search the Internet, use search engines and directories and how to formulate good searches.
"Beginning Word" is to be taught 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Students are to learn the basics of word processing using Microsoft Word, including how to create and save documents, how to use basic Word functions and how to customize a document. Knowledge of how to use the mouse is helpful.
"Intermediate Word" is to be presented 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Students in the Intermediate Word class are to review the fundamentals of Word as well as learn about templates, formatting and working with graphics in a Word document.
To register or for more information, call (419) 447-3751.
City wastewater technician Chris Borer passed the Class II Ohio Environmental Protection Agency wastewater works operator examination Nov. 4 in Columbus.
Borer transferred to the wastewater treatment plant in April 2007 from the Public Works Department.
A Calvert graduate, he and his wife, Jeanette, reside in rural Tiffin with their two children.
Creeger Implement participates in a comprehensive training program with John Deere to help employees reach standards of expertise.
Andy Kimmet achieved advanced and master level recognition for the position of parts representative. This level of achievement was accomplished by completing extensive training in the John Deere University program.
He received a plaque of recognition to honor his accomplishment.
John Deere University credits are earned in various categories to ensure expertise in the sales, service or parts departments of John Deere dealerships. The structure of this recognition is similar to achieving credit hours in a university.
For more information, contact Creeger Implement or visit www.CreegerImplement.com.
The 2010 Sycamore and Sycamore Township One Fund Drive for the year 2010 collected $8,180 with the help of its solicitors and area businesses, organizations and citizens.
Board members Jean Walton, Vicki Weininger and Dianne Tooley expressed appreciation to all who helped.
The drive was sponsored by Sycamore Lions Club.
Donations were as follows:
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, $835.50; Wyandot County council for birth defects, $557; Wyandot County multiple sclerosis, $674; Wyandot County Red Cross and/or blood bank, $684; Sycamore Senior Citizens (Mohawk 60+ Club), $921; Mohawk Historical Society, $942; Wyandot County Home Health Agency, $946.50; Wyandot County Alcoholism, $390; Wyandot County Hospice, $1,678.50; and Girl Scouts, $533.50.
Coordinators for the 2010 drive were: Walton, Sycamore Township and Weininger, Sycamore Corporation and the following solicitors: Bob Hosterman, Beuton Babcock, Kay Bell, Clara Ekleberry, Mary Grundtisch, Maxine Hannam, Alice Holt, Roxanne Hufford, Amanda Lininger, Sandra Mohr, Chris Moler, Dave Myers, Blanche Ohl, Diane Parsell, Summer Rhoad, Walton, Wayne Walton, Weininger, Nancy Wolfe, Connie Aurand, Carolyn Bogard, Cindy Engel, Cindy Harper, Ashley Lininger, Margaret Rodrigues and Charlene Wolfe.
New life journey: Divorced/separated support program is to host Surviving the Holidays, a DivorceCare Inc. program designed to help people manage the stress of the holiday season.
The single-event program is to features a DVD presentation by psychologists and Christian counselors speaking on topics pertinent to people dealing with separation and divorce. It is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at St. Wendelin Parish's Upper Room, 323 N. Wood St.
The cost for materials is $5, with financial assistance available. Walk-ins are welcome; however, registration can be done by calling Bonnie Valenti at (419) 937-1015 or Mary K. Gillig at (419) 435-6050.
Tiffin City Schools is seeking enrollment information for girls and boys registering for the 2011-12 school year. Kindergarten classes are to be in all elementary schools, and any child living in the Tiffin City School District who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30 is eligible to enroll.
People who have not registered their child through their local school and need to register can contact Scott Urban, director of instruction and personnel, by calling (419) 447-2515.
Prekindergarten registration clinics are to be April 6-12 for children enrolling in public kindergarten next fall. All parents of registered children are to be informed by letter in early spring as to the date and time of the screenings at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.
SYCAMORE - The regular meeting of the Mohawk Local School District's board of education has been changed to Monday. Executive session is at 7:30 p.m. with the regular session at 8 p.m.
Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career Centers is taking registrations for Fremont and Tiffin classes that are scheduled to begin in January and February. People can contact the Adult Career Center at (419) 334-6901, ext. 402, or (419) 448-1212, ext. 221, to register.
Classes are to be offered in computer and technology; personal development; medical; culinary; and trade and industrial.
The Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to have its regularly scheduled board meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Seneca County Opportunity Center. A public hearing is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to take comments about the draft 2011 action plan and 2010 annual report.
The Tiffin City Board of Education's program committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the administration building.
RISINGSUN - The Lakota Local School District's board of education is to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday at Lakota Central Elementary School.
FOSTORIA - Fostoria Community Schools' Adult Basic and Literacy Education program is enrolling new students. The program, located at Holmes Administration Building, offers services designed to meet the needs of individuals interested in improving academic, workplace and/or English language skills. ABLE classes are provided free of charge to participants due to funding through a grant.
Classes in reading, writing and math are available for those individuals wanting to improve basic skills for the purpose of understanding materials related to the home, in the workplace or in the community. For those wanting to obtain a GED diploma, classes are offered that prepare students for all components of the GED test and provide test-taking tips.
Transitions classes are available to participants who already have a GED diploma or high school diploma and are in need of preparing for college-level classes and/or training. Morning and evening classes are offered four days a week. For those students with alternative scheduling needs or those who want additional study time at home, a distance education program is available that offers online lessons.
The program's English as a second language classes provide academic and civics/citizenship instruction for adults who are non-native English speakers interested in learning to read, write and speak English, and gaining skills and knowledge to become active and informed parents, workers and community members. ESOL classes are at Fostoria High School two days a week and on the Owens Community College Findlay campus two days a week.
To enroll in classes provided by the ABLE program, students are required to complete the orientation process at which time registration is to take place along with placement testing. After completion of orientation, students are to be allowed to enroll into the ABLE class that best meets their needs.
Orientation to the program is a three-day process conducted monthly with the first scheduled orientation for the classes taking place 9-11 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. Jan. 3, 4 and 5. An additional orientation session is to be 9-11 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and 2.
For questions or to schedule a time for orientation, contact Kelly West at the ABLE program at (419) 436-4163 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
The Lorain County Beekeeper's Association is sponsoring a 2011 Educational Scholarship Competition. Students ages 9-13 and 14-18 can compete to win a scholarship package in each age category. It includes a beginner's beekeeping kit, four beekeeping classes, membership to the Lorain County Beekeeper's Association and one year of mentoring. The scholarship package is worth $235.
Entry requirements include a 500-word essay titled "Why I Want To Be A Beekeeper" and completion of the entry form, which can be downloaded from www.loraincountybeekeepers.org. Two references and parent or guardian signature are required for scholarship applicants.
Scholarship winners must attend all four beginner beekeeping sessions in March, complete an educational booth at the 2011 Lorain County Fair and enter honey from their apiary for judging in the 2011 Lorain County Fair.
All entry materials must be submitted to LCBA Essay Contest, OSU Extension-Lorain County, 42110 Russia Road, Elyria, OH 44035 by Feb. 18. For entry form and complete details, visit www.loraincountybeekeepers.org.
The Seneca County Museum Foundation Inc. awarded Brandon Burns, a 2010 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, a $1,000 scholarship for his winning essay, "History of the Saint Francis Convent." He is the son of David and Brenda Burns.
Ashley Harrison, also a 2010 Hopewell-Loudon graduate, received the second-place scholarship of $500 for her essay, "Great Blizzard of '78." She is the daughter of Chris and Julie Harrison.
SYCAMORE - Mohawk Elementary School's students of the month for November are kindergarteners Rhiver Adkins, Kaden Stober, Jordyn Shoemaker and Molly Zender; first-graders Ryan Dietrich, Reese Hannam and Kendall Blair; second-graders Rhett Ogg, Paityn Clouse, Luke Reinhart and Carlee Hummel; third-graders Heather Raypole, Mazie Stevens and Jordan Tyree; fourth-graders Haley Lutz, Olivia Brown and Allison Staib; fifth-graders Brandon Sherer, Angela Daniel and Vanessa Parlier; and sixth-graders David Dietrich, Cody Eaton, Damon Steinhauser and Bret Kessler.
BURGOON - Students of the month for November at Lakota Middle School are Drew Smith, David Murphy, David Mason, Abbey Strausbaugh, Paige Paxson and Aspen Ray.
Strausbaugh, a sixth-grader, is the daughter of Matt and Kelly Strausbaugh. Smith, also a sixth-grader, is the son of Paul and Dee Smith. Ray, a seventh-grader, is the daughter of Sherry Noe and David Ray. Mason, also a seventh-grader, is the son of Perry and Marlene Mason. Murphy, an eighth-grader, is being raised by Erma Reinhart. Paxson, also an eighth-grader, is the daughter of Nick and Angie Clark.
FINDLAY Ryan Wood, a 2010 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, played "When the Saints Go Marching In," an arrangement by Lennie Niehaus, on the baritone saxophone during an instrumental recital at the University of Findlay.
He is the son of Roger and Charlene Wood of Tiffin.
FINDLAY Samantha Prenzlin, Rachel Conley and Loretta Kelbley performed in "Two From Galilee," the University of Findlay's Concert-Chorale Christmas concert.
Prenzlin, a 2008 graduate of Columbian High School, is the daughter of Nancy Prenzlin of Tiffin. Conley, a 2009 graduate of Mohawk High School, is the daughter of Linda and Justin Conley of Carey. Kelbley, a 2010 graduate of New Riegel High School, is the daughter of Nancy Kelbley of Carey and Jeff Kelbley of Fostoria.
Local students on the dean's list at Ohio Northern University are Kaylee Adams, daughter of Barbara Fry and Timothy Adams, both of Tiffin; Kyle Gilbert, son of Steven and Nancy Gilbert of Tiffin; Alexandria Herman, daughter of Kimberly Herman of Tiffin; Paige Krupp, daughter of Peter Krupp and Annette Krupp of Tiffin; Austin Price, son of Keith and Linda Price of Tiffin; Kelly Racette, daughter of Raymond and Debra Racette of Tiffin; Jordan Reinhart, son of Donald and Sandra Reinhart of Bascom; Kari Reinhart, daughter of Kenneth and Julie Reinhart of Alvada; Samantha Riedlinger, daughter of Steven and Joann Riedlinger of Sycamore; Erica Rumschlag, daughter of Kenneth and Janis Rumschlag of Tiffin; Michelle Seislove, daughter of Ronald and Marilyn Seislove of Tiffin; Cody Siebenaller, son of Joel and Susan Siebenaller of Fostoria; and Mallory Warman, daughter of Cheryl Kenna of Tiffin and Cameron Warman of Indiana.
ASHLAND - Several local residents completed their degree requirements at Ashland University.
Rhonda Feasel of Bloomville received a master's of education degree. Kelly Schalk of New Riegel received a bachelor's degree in education. Anita Wenninger of New Washington received a master's degree in business administration. Nicole Sherman of Tiffin received a master's of education degree.
FREMONT - Two members of the Terra Community College Board of Trustees were honored at their last official meeting as their terms expired. Glenn Maddy of Helena and Linda Anderson of Fostoria each were given a digital frame loaded with campus photos. Each received accolades from Terra president Marsha Bordner and board chairwoman Susan Starr.
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Area residents with aspirations of becoming a professional baker or pastry chef are to have the opportunity to begin their educational journey at Owens Community College as the academic institution's Department of Food, Nutrition and Hospitality unveils a new baking and pastry certificate program.
Beginning in the spring semester, the academic program is to be offered on the Toledo-area campus.
Owens' certificate in baking and pastry is to require 28 credit hours of coursework, which includes quantity food preparation, recipe management, basic nutrition, baking and pastry, essentials of supervision, and purchasing and cost control, among other academic curriculum.
For more information, call (567) 661-7214 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7214.