Board to meet
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's board of directors is to meet at noon May 24 in Junior Home Room.
Learn about banking
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the program "Bank on It," presented by Woodforest National Bank, as part of the FDIC's Money Smart Program. The event is to be 6:30 p.m. May 26 in Frost Kalnow Room.
The program is the first part of a new series at the library that is to teach participants the ins and outs of banking, different types of accounts, kinds of financial institutions, privacy laws and regulations. Participants are to receive savings and budgeting tips.
The program is free. For more information or to register, call (419) 447-3751 or visit the circulation desk.
'Babies & Books' to be May 24
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to have "Babies & Books" in May. There are to be two 30-minute classes, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., May 24 in Junior Home Room.
"Babies & Books" features stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays. Parents or caregivers and babies, age birth to 24 months old, can sign up for one session of language enrichment activities.
Call (419) 447-3751 to register, starting Tuesday, for the free program.
Learn about managing an account online
People can learn about Bellevue Public Library's new online catalog and managing their library account online at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the library's meeting room. For more information, call (419) 483-4769.
Fostoria changes meeting
FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools' board of education's regular May meeting has been changed from Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Holmes Administration Building.
H-L to offer state of the schools
BASCOM - The Hopewell-Loudon Local School District is to have a state of the schools meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the auditorium. Along with an update about district finances and the state budget, the progress of the new K-12 building project is to be discussed.
Refreshments and baby-sitting are to be provided by the Hopewell-Loudon National Honor Society.
Carey accepting open enrollment applications
CAREY - Carey Exempted Village School District is taking applications for open enrollment through May 31. It allows students in grades K-12 in districts bordering Carey to attend Carey schools tuition-free.
Parents whose students already attend Carey through open enrollment must re-apply each year.
For more information or an application, call (419) 396-7922.
McPherson honors students
CLYDE - McPherson Middle School's students of the month for April are eighth-graders Timothy Hohenstein and Megan Chong, seventh-graders Mykala Haynes and Garrett Widman, and sixth-graders Lexington Kiser and Noah Brown.
Lions Club awards scholarships
BLOOMVILLE - Winners of the Bloomville Lions Jim Newlove Scholarships are Auston Hood, the son of Heather and Jason Hood of Bloomville and a senior at Buckeye Central High School; Kaci Miller, the daughter of Jeff and Marnie Miller of Bloom Township and a senior at Seneca East High School; Krystina Auble, the daughter of Allen and Bridget Auble of Bloomville and a senior at Columbian High School; and Kelcey Allen, the daughter of Dave and Amy Allen of Bloom Township and a senior at Calvert High School.
KANSAS -Lakota High School's student of the month for April was senior Kyle Babcock. He is the son of Roger and Christine Babcock.
FFA members go to contest
SYCAMORE - Eight members of the Mohawk High School FFA chapter went to the Area 1 envirothon contest at Camp Lakota in Defiance. Members of the gold team were Donny Smith, Jordan Long, Candace Lease and Erika Coldiron. The blue team members were Brady Kohlenberg, Matt Miller, Emily Daniel and Lindsay Daniel.
The gold team placed 19th, and the blue team placed 39th.
Students receive Moose scholarships
Maranda Youster, a senior at Columbian High School, and John Scherger, a senior at New Riegel High School, are the recipients of Moose International/R. Robert Dale scholarships.
Bascom Lions Club awards scholarships
Lucas Brickner, Julia Jordan and Eugene Begue, seniors at Hopewell-Loudon High School, are the recipients of Bascom Lions Club scholarships.
Band students participate in festival
ADA - Fostoria High School's band was represented at the 36th Ohio Northern University spring band festival by Alec Weiker, trombone; Adam Costella, percussion; Matt Sierra, trumpet; Kaleb Danko, trumpet; and Mark Sierra, euphonium.
Junior high students compete
North Central Ohio Educational Service Center had a Junior High Academic Challenge at First Lutheran Church in Tiffin. More than 100 students in seventh grade and eighth grade participated in the round-robin quiz bowl style tournament.
The final standings were Tiffin Middle School, first place; Hopewell-Loudon, second place; Seneca East, third place; Mohawk, fourth place; St. Wendelin, fifth place; New Riegel, sixth place; Fremont Middle School, seventh place; Bridges Community Academy, eighth place; Old Fort, ninth place; and Bettsville, 10th place.
FREMONT - Two Terra Community College students were honored by Ohio Association of Community Colleges at a luncheon in the Ohio Statehouse atrium in Columbus April 29.
Erica Brasic of Gibsonburg and Jason Fatzinger of Tiffin were named to the Academic All-Ohio Third Team.
Boehler receives scholarship
Cy Boehler, a senior at Calvert High School, is the recipient of the Trustees Award of $13,000 a year for four years at Heidelberg University. He is the son of Jim and Lisa Boehler of Tiffin.
Students from Heidelberg University went to Friedman Village at St. Francis to help some of the villa residents with household projects. Students assisted the residents with a variety of projects, including light dusting, moving furniture and outside planting.
FINDLAY Rachel Conley played "Solfeggietto" by C.P.E. Bach on the piano during a piano recital at the University of Findlay. She is a 2009 graduate of Mohawk High School and the daughter of Linda and Justin Conley of Carey.
'Ready, Set, Enroll'
FREMONT - The admissions office at Terra Community College is hosting "Ready, Set, Enroll" 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday.
People can be accepted, tested and enrolled in one day. They also can receive information about transportation, financial aid, career services, meal plans and more for summer and fall terms.
They can report to Roy Klay Hall (Building A), Suite 100. Anyone wishing to take the Compass placement test must report to the admissions office by 4 p.m.
For more information, call (419) 559-2349.
Students inducted in honor society
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Local Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society inductees at Owens Community College are Tia Angelo of Fostoria, Julia Parkins of Tiffin and Nancy Smeeton-Gaietto of Bloomville.
Honor society has new members
FINDLAY - Terry Woessner of Fostoria, Karen Lehman of Carey and Constance Santangelo of Fostoria were selected for inclusion in the Beta Xi Chi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Owens Community College.
Hocking dean's list
NELSONVILLE - Local students on the dean's list at Hocking College are Jason Bouillon of New Riegel and Tabitha Craft of Sycamore.
Terra honors employees
FREMONT - Terra Community College had its annual year-end recognition luncheon May 9 in Student Activities Center.
Circle of Excellence recipients were Melani Milligan of Bowling Green, Mark Grine of Tiffin, Sue Mayes of Clyde and Joyce Spencer of Burgoon.
Also honored were the 2011 service award recipients: five years Sue Babione, Grine, Dawn Hippler, Heather Justice, Nancy Reinhart, Timothy Roth, Marsha Thiessen, Kimberly Williams and Lionorilda Zuniga; 10 years Karen Dray, Jill Fick, Carol Guice, Linda Hopfinger, Janet Kramer, Jolene Meyers, Bonnie Nusser, Sharon Raubenolt, Penelope Sparks and Philip Weiker; 15 years Jerry Andrews, Micki Durbin, Joan Gamble, Al Gerwin, Tracy Hensley, Kris Perry, Laura Stull and Kevin Walker; 20 years Eric Steinberger; 25 years Kathy McKown and Tom Shaffer; and 30 years Cindy Bork.
Laura Macko of Oak Harbor was named the Terra student employee of the year.
Terra nursing students receive pins
FREMONT - Local residents receiving their nursing pins from Terra Community College were Michelle Trapp of Tiffin, Amiee McKee of Green Springs, Caryn Tiell of Bettsville, Teressa Stein, Jessica Reinhart and Cindy Runion of Fostoria, Kimberly Snyder of Clyde and Angie Dixon of Bloomville.
Local students complete degrees
FREMONT - Several years ago, officials from Miami University in Oxford and Terra Community College entered into an agreement to offer a bachelor's degree completion program on the Terra campus.
The first three graduates from that program are to pick up their degrees this spring. Colton Krupp and Paul Molnar, both of Norwalk, and Joshua Storrer of Fostoria are to receive bachelor degrees in electro-mechanical engineering technology from Miami with one trip to Oxford. The rest of their studies were completed via interactive video and some web-based coursework.
Storrer is a 2003 graduate of Fostoria High School.
Presidential Center can answer 'Who Do You Think You Are?'
FREMONT - If you have been riveted by the personal histories broadcast on television's "Who Do You Think You Are?" the time has come for you to uncover your own family story.
A new session of its Beginning Genealogy Class is to take place 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Hayes Research Library at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students through high school. Pre-registration is required.
Hayes Research Library Head Librarian Becky Hill, an experienced genealogist, is to lead the class. She is to instruct attendees on the basic steps of starting a genealogical search; how to interview relatives, create a genealogical chart, find resource, and make the most of each piece of information. Each person attending the class is to receive a series of handouts designed to assist in the process of creating a family tree.
If interested in attending, call (419) 332-2081 or (800) 998-PRES. Those interested may also e-mail bhill@rb
The Beginning Genealogy Class is one of 14 genealogy classes sponsored by RootsMagic.
Thanks for your service
St. Francis Senior Ministries Inc. recognized the following employees for their years of service and dedication to the residents of St. Francis during a recent luncheon.
Anna R. Taylor
Mary Jean Overmier
Sister Veronica Nowakowski
Debra L. Brock
Mary F. Egbert
Alice Diane Jeffrey
Robert J. Pergram
Mary F. Roessner
Dawn M. Scholl
Sister Marilyn Keller
Sister Patricia Miller
Robin M. Cleary
Melissa A. Fox
Sadie J. Rogers
Jennifer M. Wertz
Renee M. Williams
Melissa D. Kramer
Andrea M. Lang
Elizabeth J. Marks
Brenda S. McNutt
Amanda S. Stein
Andrea H. Wagner
Janet L. Wagner
Gregory J. Darr
Army Spec. Gregory J. Darr has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
He is the son of Bruce and Martha Darr of CR 185, Clyde.
Darr graduated in 2000 from St. Joseph Central Catholic High School, Fremont, and received a bachelor's degree in 2005 from University of Dayton.
Adam G. Distel
Second Lt. Adam G. Distel graduated as an Army Ranger April 29, 2011, at Fort Benning, Ga. Along with graduation, there was a demonstration of training phases.
The 61-day training consisted of three phases: navigation, mountain and swamp. He is to be stationed at Fort Knox, Ky.
Adam is the son of Greg and Ruth Distel of Tiffin. He graduated from Mohawk High School in 2006 and from Bowling Green State University in the ROTC program in 2010.