Library to offer 'Keep It Safe' program
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the program "Keep It Safe: Your Rights as a Consumer," presented by Woodforest National Bank, as part of the FDIC's Money Smart Program. The event is to be 6:30 p.m. July 20 in Frost Kalnow Room.
Part of a new series at the library, the program is to teach participants how to guard against identity theft, about how to plan for unexpected death or disability, how to be prepared for disasters and about different types of insurance, including federal deposit insurance.
The program is free. For more information or to register, call the library at (419) 447-3751 or visit the circulation desk.
Make a bracelet
The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library continues its summer reading program, "You Are Here," with another program July 19.
The event, "Create a Candy Wrapper Bracelet," is to be 2-3 p.m. in Frost Kalnow Room. Participants can go anytime during the hour to learn how to fold and make candy wrapper bracelets. Participants can use any rectangular wrapper such as gum, Starburst, Tootsie Roll, Now and Later or Dum Dum wrappers.
The program is open to students entering sixth grade through grade 12 and is free.
Library to host game night
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host "World Games Night" to close the Junior Library's summer reading program, "One World, Many Stories!"
For those who completed side one of the reading record, children can drop by anytime between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 21. The free program is to feature Silly Tillie the Clown, and children are to play world games, win prizes and have an ice cream treat.
Drums heading to library
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host "West African Drums" as part of the Junior Library's summer reading program, "One World, Many Stories!"
Hosted by West African drummer, Sogbety Diomande, children are to learn about drums, rhythms, dances and songs of West Africa. The program is to be in Adult Reading Room at 2 p.m. Thursday. The free program is for people ages 5 and older.
Fostoria hospital to host women's cancer support group
FOSTORIA - Friends Helping Friends Cope, a women's cancer survivor support group, is to meet 6-7 p.m. July 19 at Fostoria Community Hospital. This group is free and open to the public.
Friends Helping Friends Cope was developed as an extended support service for women who have survived any form of cancer, as well as their family members and interested public.
The group meets the third Tuesday of each month in the Fostoria Community Hospital Conference Center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2.
For more information, call Kim Willford at (419) 436-6626.
NR board to meet
NEW RIEGEL - There is to be an executive session meeting of New Riegel Board of Education at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the library media center to discuss personnel.
There is to be a records commission meeting immediately following the regular board meeting Monday in the library media center.
Diabetes camp upcoming
Registration is under way for Greater Northwest Ohio Diabetes Camp. School-aged children with type I diabetes and a friend/sibling can register for the 2011 camp that is to be Aug 5-7 at Camp Berry in Findlay.
The cost is $40 per camper, and financial aid is available. Activities are to include diabetes education, swimming, games, crafts, campfire, hiking and more.
For more information, call (419) 424-0380, ext. 3249, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship program expands
COLUMBUS Enrollment for Ohio Educational Choice Scholarship program reopened after the state budget signed by Gov. John Kasich expanded eligibility and available scholarships, eliminating an expected lottery for some earlier applicants.
The budget bill is to increase the number of scholarships available to 30,000 and requires Ohio Department of Education to have a second application period for students who might be eligible for an award for the 2011-12 school year. The enrollment period closes Aug. 15.
The scholarships may be used to attend private schools that meet requirements for program participation. Under law, EdChoice eligibility is limited to students attending (or, in the cases of new kindergarteners and community school students, assigned to attend) low-performing public school buildings.
Low-performing public schools are schools in "academic watch" or "academic emergency" for two of the last three years. The budget bill expands the criteria to include schools rated in the lowest 10 percent of all buildings by performance index score for at least two of the last three school years. As a result, 30 new school attendance zones are now EdChoice eligible.
To learn more or apply, go to the EdChoice link in the rotating banner at www.ode.state.oh.us.
Nine Seneca East High School cheerleaders traveled to Bowling Green State University to attend the Americheer cheerleading camp.
The girls earned several awards during their weekend at camp, including varsity jump off, first, Abbi Ehresman, and third, Brooke Hill; junior varsity jump off, first Lindsay Smith; senior All-American, Ehresman; Cheerleader of Cheerleaders, Ehresman; senior All-American honorable mention, Emily Limbird and Renee Snavely; junior All-American honorable mention, Paityn Caudill and Jalynn Reesman; ACE Award, Ehresman, Limbird, Snavely, Hill, Caudill and Reesman; superior trophy, high school varsity; excellent trophy, junior varsity; home dance, second place; Crowd Crazies, second place; top squad, first runner up; most spirited squad; and Award of Distinction, varsity and junior varsity.
Nye receives scholarship
FINDLAY - Mariah Nye of New Riegel was awarded a C. Paul Palmer memorial scholarship through National Lime and Stone Co. She is the daughter of Roger and Mary Ann Nye.
People can 'Ready, Set, Enroll'
FREMONT - The admissions office at Terra Community College is hosting "Ready, Set, Enroll" for the second time this summer 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday. People can be accepted, tested and enrolled in one day. They should go to Roy Klay Hall (Building A), Suite 100, to "Ready, Set, Enroll." Compass placement testing is to be given throughout the day, with the last testing beginning at 4 p.m. For more information, call (419) 559-2349.
Girls can take Girl Bots class
FREMONT - Girls who are entering fifth through eighth grade in the fall can take an E1 Lego Engineering Class, Girl Bots, at Terra Community College in a girls-only setting at KidsCollege, July 18-21. A limited number of seats are available.
Girl Bots is offered 1-3 p.m. The cost for the class is $40 and includes Girl Scout membership.
Registration for the class may be made with Kern Center in person at the college, Building B, room 104; through the mail to 2830 Napoleon Road; by calling (800) 826-2431 or (419) 559-2255; by faxing (419) 334-9414; or e-mailing email@example.com.
For girls interested in Lego robotics, a team from Clyde's McPherson Middle School is organizing and is to practice over the summer. The kick-off meeting is to be 5:30 p.m. Monday at Clyde Library.
Coaches Tony Cebull and Don Lehmann are to introduce the Lego FIRST program and discuss the time schedule, which ends with regional competition in December. Girls are to decide the times, dates and location for future meetings at the session. Parents can attend.
Owens starting new program
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Aspiring musicians, producers and recording engineers interested in enhancing their knowledge specific to the business side of the music industry now are to have the opportunity to pursue educational opportunities at Owens Community College as the School of Arts and Sciences unveils a new music business technology associate degree program. Beginning in the fall semester, the new academic program is to be offered on the Toledo-area campus.
For more information about the program, call (567) 661-7081 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext 7081.
Shawnee State list
PORTSMOUTH - Shelby Perkins of Tiffin is on the president's list at Shawnee State University.
Rio Grande grad
RIO GRANDE - Christopher Witmer of Clyde received a bachelor's degree during University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College's commencement ceremony.