Local man to serve in AmeriCorps
The Maine Conservation Corps recently welcomed Aaron Mathias of New Riegel to serve as a team leader and AmeriCorps volunteer for the summer.
Mathias is the son of Mark Mathias and Linda Hendricks, also of New Riegel.
The MCC conducts conservation projects throughout the state of Maine, including extensive recreational trail construction and rehabilitation.
Mathias is a 2003 graduate of New Riegel High School and a 2008 graduate of Ohio State University, where he studied technology education.
Mathias served as a team member with MCC during the 2009 season and a team leader during the 2010 season. He also served as an MCC environmental educator in 2011. This season he is to lead a crew of three to seven members and undertake several trail projects across the state of Maine.
Bliss to have toddler time
BLOOMVILLE - Toddler time programs are to be Wednesdays in June starting with 7 p.m. June 1 at Bliss Memorial Public Library.
The programs are for children ages 1 to 3, and they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Stories, fingerplays, songs and playtime are to be featured with a different theme each week.
For more information or to register, call (419) 983-4675.
'Where in the World Have You Read?'
BLOOMVILLE - This summer, Bliss Memorial Public Library wants to know: "Where in the World Have You Read?" with its annual adult summer reading program.
The program is to begin May 31, with sign up starting Monday. In order to participate, patrons can stop by the library and sign their name to a paper suitcase and pick up reading tickets.
Participants must read either one book or three magazines per ticket, and then turn their tickets in at the library for a chance to win in weekly drawings, There is to be one final drawing including all who read and turned in tickets to win one of three grand prizes.
'One World, Many Stories'
BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library's summer reading program is to begin May 31. Readers are to celebrate "One World, Many Stories" with folktales, crafts and music.
Registration is to begin Monday.
The summer reading program is open to children in grades K-4. Children have to read an hour a week, bring back their chart to the library and get a prize for reading.
In addition to reading, a weekly program is to be at 1 p.m. Thursdays in June.
For more information, visit www.blisslibrary.org or call (419) 983-4675.
Storytime to start
BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to start storytime May 31. Programs are to run throughout June.
Storytime is for children ages 3-5 and includes stories, flannel boards, music, play and a craft and lasts around an hour.
Storytime has two sessions, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays.
To register, call (419) 983-4675 or visit www.blisslibrary.org for more information. All programs are free.
Bliss to have programs for children
BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to have programs for students in grades 5-8 at 1 p.m. every Monday in June. They are to include games and stories.
Author to visit Fostoria
FOSTORIA - Bowling Green author Jean Ann Geist is to present "Sharing the Journey: the Path to Successful Self Publication" at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Kaubisch Memorial Public Library's Fruth Room.
For more information, call (419) 435-2813.
Bellevue library to offer program
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to offer a summer series of preschool story time.
Children ages 3-5 can attend with a parent or other adult caregiver.
Although the program is aimed at 3- to 5-year-olds, parents can bring younger siblings. The program includes stories, songs and rhymes.
The series is to run for six weeks beginning the week of June 20. The weekly programs last about 35 minutes. Two sessions are available: 7 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
The summer series of toddler time also is to begin in June. Children ages 1 and 2, with a parent or other adult caregiver, can attend. Parents can bring siblings. The 20-minute program includes stories and activities.
The toddler time series is to run for six weeks beginning June 20. Two sessions are available: 6 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Registration is not required for toddler time.
There is to be no preschool story time or toddler time the week of July 4.
For more information about either program, or to register for preschool story time, visit or call youth services at (419) 483-0422.
Kaubisch to have book discussion
FOSTORIA - Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to have the second in a series of book discussions at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Fruth Room.
The group is to discuss Laura Lippman's "The Sugar House." Copies of the book are available at the main desk for check out.
Participation is free. For more information, call (419) 435-2813.
Kaubisch to close for holiday
Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to be closed May 30 for Memorial Day.
Learn about gifted education
Parents can attend programs to learn more about gifted education. They are 7 p.m. Thursday at Upper Sandusky Community Library; 6 p.m. Thursday at Clyde Public Library; 7 p.m. June 2 at Birchard Public Library in Fremont; 7 p.m. June 9 at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library; and 7 p.m. June 16 at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.
Scholarships available for Camp Glen
Camp Glen has scholarships available, because of support from Tiffin Charitable Foundation, for Seneca County youth to attend Camp Glen this summer. Campers can attend leadership camp, wilderness camp, day camps, H20, adventure camp or night owls. For more information, visit www.campglen.com or call (419) 447-7459.
Host families needed
Host families are needed for high school exchange students. For more information, call (419) 966-3796 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Netbooks to be given away
COLUMBUS Connect Ohio, a non-profit public-private partnership, is to be distributing 12 new netbook computers to Ohio adults who have completed the Every Citizen Online free basic computer-training program.
Adults interested in learning the basics of using a computer and the Internet and being entered into a random drawing to win a computer can register by contacting the following Every Citizen Online training locations:
Birchard Public Library of Sandusky County's Gibsonburg, Green Springs, Woodville and Main branches, (419) 334-7101.
Huron Public Library, 333 Williams St., Huron, (419) 433-5009.
Monroeville Public Library, 34 Monroe St., Monroeville, online self-paced training.
North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 65 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, (419) 447-2927.
Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky, (419) 625-3834.
Seneca East Public Library, 14 N. Main St., Attica, (419) 426-3825.
Terra Community College, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont, (419) 559-2255.
Sandusky County Job Store, 2511 Countryside Drive, Fremont.
The Every Citizen Online program offers free basic computer and Internet training to adults in Ohio in an effort to introduce new users to a wide range of communication, education and healthcare tools available online. Connect Ohio has partnered with more than 200 libraries, community colleges, education and career centers across the state to offer the training.
Contest rules and guidelines are listed on Connect Ohio's website at connectoh.org/consumer-training/computer-giveaway.php or people may receive a copy by e-mailing email@example.com.
Carlson to perform
Rowland Carlson, a senior at Bridges Community Academy, is to present his senior recital at 6 p.m. today at Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church, Upper Sandusky. There is to be a reception after the recital for his graduation from Bridges.
Kylie Mathias, daughter of Paul and Nancy Mathias of New Riegel, won fifth place and a $1,460 scholarship in a statewide competition sponsored by Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives Inc. in Columbus. She was sponsored by North Central Electric Cooperative Inc. of Attica and is a senior at New Riegel High School.
Neal receives scholarship
Audrey Neal of Tiffin, a 2009 graduate of Columbian High School, received a Women's Leadership in Agriculture scholarship.
Lakota honors students
BURGOON - Lakota Middle School's April students of the month are Travis Patton, Megan Murphy, Patrick Shull, Sabrina Caldwell, Ethan Vanderbeke and RaeAnna Harner.
Students of the month named
Tiffin Middle School's students of the month for April are Jacob Wheeler, Paige Gitcheff, Gavin Borer, Hannah Treadway, Kevin Charlton, Cassandra Gooding, Mercades Omlor, Lindsay Young, Dominic SanGregory, Eric Schermer, Abbey Shaffer and Katie Repp.
Students of the month for May are Katie Fitch, Donovan Solomon, Emily Bogard, Cassie Stockner, Tim Hassinger, Elizabeth Smith, Samantha Krintzline, Ben Whitmer, Monica Davidson, Kordell Hunt, Michaela Sharlow and Dalton Tiell.
CLYDE - Clyde St. Mary School honored employees and students of WSOS' Clyde site with a Good Neighbor Award cake. WSOS has been in the St. Mary building for three years.
Whirlpool awards scholarship
FINDLAY - Amber Mathias, a senior at New Riegel High School, is the recipient of a scholarship through Findlay Division of Whirlpool Corp. She is the daughter of Dan and Laura Mathias.
Mercy Tiffin to host health promotion event Thursday
Mercy Tiffin Hospital is to host a health promotion event 6:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday in the McMullen Conference Center.
The Mercy Tiffin Health screen profile is to be available for $25. This set of tests includes: BUN, calcium, creatinine, glucose level, lipid profile (cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides), liver enzymes (ALT and AST levels), potassium, WBC/RBC, hemoglobin, hematacrit and platelet. Mercy Tiffin also is to offer hemoglobin A1C for $15, PSA (for males only) for $10 and TSH - thyroid for $10.
Complimentary health-related services also are to be offered at each event, including blood pressure readings, body fat analysis, nutrition counseling, heel screening for bone density, sleep improvement and spirometry screening for lung function.
In recognition of Osteoporosis Month, a complimentary dermascan screening is to be available to test for skin damage.
An appointment is not required. Fasting for 12 hours is recommended for the Mercy Tiffin Health screen profile. You may drink water and take regular medications.
Test results are to be mailed to screening participants within several days of the screening.
This is a screening event; no physician orders are to be accepted. Cash or checks made out to Mercy Tiffin Hospital are to be accepted.
Hospital to host ribbon-cutting
FOSTORIA - In partnership with Fostoria Chamber of Commerce, Fostoria Community Hospital is to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the nearly $400,000 investment in the relocation of Michael and Jill Badik's family medicine practice to the new ProMedica Medical Center, 455 W. Fourth St., Fostoria.
Since the opening of their new practice in Fostoria in August 2010, the doctors have outgrown their temporary office space. The doctors are to occupy a 2,800-square-foot section of the first floor, which was renovated to meet their specific needs.
The cutting ceremony is to take place at noon Wednesday followed by tours of the physician office.
One Stop workshops
Seneca One Stop offers numerous services and resources for job seekers and employers. Seminars are free and open to anyone in the community. The seminars also are available to be customized for employers and delivered on site.
The following are workshops planned at Department of Job and Family Services, 3362 S. TR 151, Tiffin:
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 6 Market Yourself for Success. Information and job search tips are to be presented, the state job search website is to be demonstrated.
The following are free computer classes, but registration is required. Call (419) 447-5011, ext. 443, or (800) 825-5011, ext. 443, to register.
9 a.m.-noon June 1 introduction to computers.
9 a.m.-noon June 8 introduction to Word.
9 a.m.-noon June 15 introduction to the Internet.
9 a.m.-noon June 20 File Manager.
Seneca One Stop is a collaboration of 23 partners in Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties and is funded by those organizations through the Workforce Investment Act.
Seneca One Stop is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday, and 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
All basic services are free.
Blood donations special for Memorial Day
While Memorial Day may signal the unofficial start of summer, the holiday's true meaning is inescapable for those wishing to honor members of the United States armed forces.
Making a blood donation through American Red Cross is one way to pay homage to the service men and women who protect and defend our nation.
Coming to donate blood before, during or after the long weekend also may help strengthen and maintain America's blood supply for the summer season.
To encourage summer donations the Red Cross applies twists to giving blood, including nationwide promotions such as Red Cross Racing. Now in its fourth season, this online rewards program recognizes donations by offering racing-themed rewards for blood and platelet donations. The program also allows donors to earn and contribute points that benefit service to the armed forces network
Donors may visit redcrossracing.com for details or to join.