Horseshoe tourney July 26
Seneca County Fair's hi-lo horseshoe tournament for senior citizens is 10:30 a.m. July 26. Class C and D pitching is 10 a.m. July 30, and Class A and B pitching is 1 p.m. July 30. Class A and B doubles are 1 p.m. July 31.
To pre-register, call (419) 934-0382 or (419) 750-0721.
Bascom to host day camp
Cub Scouts Day Camp, "CSI Investigates!" is to be 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 9-12 at Meadowbrook Park, Bascom. It is for boys ages 6-11 and is $45 per youth. Pre-registration is required by Aug. 3. To register, call (419) 230-3129 or (419) 934-6273.
Teens can make board games
The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is finishing its summer reading program, You Are Here," with the last program July 26.
The event, "Traditional Board Game Fun," is to be 2-3 p.m. in Frost Kalnow Room. Participants can attend anytime during the hour to learn and make traditional board games from other countries. Participants are to be able to take their copy of the game home with them. Snacks are to be provided.
The program is open to students entering sixth grade through grade 12 and is free.
Board to meet
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's board of directors is to meet at noon Tuesday in Junior Home Room.
T-SPL to offer computer classes
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is offering adult computer classes in August, September and October. Eleven classes are to be offered, but space is limited so registration is necessary. Registration is under way. The library charges $1 per class to cover copy costs, which must be paid by the time of the class.
"iDownloads" is to be offered 1-2 p.m. Aug. 11 and is to teach participants how to download audiobooks, eBooks and more on their computer, iPod or eBook reader. The eReaders compatible with T-SPL's service are Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo and PanDigital. Students must be familiar with the Internet or have taken beginning Internet.
"Mouse 101" is to be 10-11 a.m. Aug. 17 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 Word" is to be 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 22. 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.
"Basic Computing" is to be 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 7 and is designed for users 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.
"Genealogy on the 'Net" is to be 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Students are to learn the basics of searching genealogy sites to add to their family trees. Genealogy sites and techniques for formulating good searches are discussed. Students must be familiar with the Internet, have an email address and have two ancestors' names to bring to class.
"Searching the Internet" is to be 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 3 and is to teach students how to search the Internet, about different search engines and directories and how to formulate good searches. Students are asked to have taken the beginning Internet class.
"Beginning email" is to be 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 12. The class is to teach students about sites that offer free e-mail accounts and is to walk them through setting up an account. Students should be familiar with the Internet and know how to use the mouse.
To register or for more information, call (419) 447-3751.
Kaubisch to have book discussion
FOSTORIA - Kaubisch Memorial Public Library's book discussion group is to meet at 6:30 p.m. July 28 in Fruth Room to discuss "A Year in Provence" by Peter Mayle. Copies of the book are available at the main desk for check-out. Discussions are informal and free. For more information, call (419) 435-2813.
Fashion, friends and fun in Fremont
Plans are underway for the fifth annual "Fashion, Friends & the FUND" event for the benefit of Sandusky County Cancer Care Fund.
The fundraiser, which is to take place 2-4 p.m. Sept. 18, is to take place at the Loyal Order of Moose No. 2507, located at Hayes Avenue in Fremont.
This year a fashion accessory show is to be presented by Personal D'Signs and Browse N' Buy Gift Shop of Fremont.
The Sandusky County Cancer Care Fund, a project of the United Way of Sandusky County, provides financial assistance for residents of Sandusky County affected by cancer.
DayBreak receives grant
The Board of Trustees of the United Way of Fostoria Inc. notified DayBreak of Fostoria this week that it is to receive a grant for $2,000 from Community Initiative Fund.
This funding is to supply DayBreak to be better equipped with online services and information, to keep center operating with current knowledge and data.
Immunizations are important
Many children of the county have completed their primary immunization series before 18 months of age at Seneca County General Health District. One child's name is drawn each month and awarded a special prize. This reward is a Leap Frog or V-Tech Alphabet Pal, which encourages the learning of the alphabet, letters, sounds, colors and tunes.
Anniston Burroughs has been given the award for May. She is the daughter of Sarah Sprenger and Nick Burroughs of Republic.
The June drawing was won by Claire Hall, whose birthday is in March. She is the daughter of Makenzie and Jon Hall of rural Bloomville.
The vaccines these children have received are mandated by the State of Ohio.
Sacred art of living and dying
A training program called The Sacred Art of Living & Dying is to take place 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 10 at Sawcreek Mill Lodge, Huron. The series consists of four units, but the units do not have to be taken in order. Unit 3, "Healing Spiritual Pain," is to be presented in September.
The Sacred Art of Living & Dying, sponsored by Stein Hospice, focuses on making life's final journey as comfortable as possible. Through discussion, hands-on experience and practical skills, participants are to learn how to alleviate the spiritual pain associated with dying.
Help be prepared
America's blood supply is an important piece of our country's ability to respond to disasters. By donating blood, people can help prepare for the unexpected and help ensure blood is available when and where it's needed.
Making an appointment to donate blood during Disaster Education and Awareness Month this July is one way to help prepare for the unexpected. Another is to talk to friends and family about the importance of giving blood. A third is to consider volunteering at or sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive.
Blood still in short supply
American Red Cross Western Lake Erie Blood Services Region is facing a critical blood shortage and issued an appeal for blood donors.
Many donors are busy or traveling, school is out of session and donations in May and June dropped to the lowest levels Red Cross has seen during this time frame in more than a dozen years.
Demand for blood remained steady during this same period, which is why Red Cross needs people-now more than ever-to roll up a sleeve and give as soon as possible. All types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient.
Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to give blood. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.
Eligible blood donors are asked to call (800) RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to find a blood drive and to make an appointment.
School supplies being accepted, given
First Call For Help and Tiffin Community YMCA once again are joining to bring a school supplies program to students grades K-12 living in Tiffin and rural Seneca County. Fostoria Residents are not eligible. Families who qualify for the federal reduced lunch program qualify.
Applications are to be accepted at First Call For Help, 201 S. Washington St. People should enter through the rear entrance. The program continues through Friday and is 9-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Proof of income for the past three months is required. Applicants should bring their current pay stubs. Social Security statements are acceptable forms of proof of income.
Supplies are to be distributed to qualifying families at Tiffin Community YMCA, 180 Summit St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 6. A variety of games crafts, and activities are to be offered.
Individuals who have not received school clothes through the B.A. Seitz Fund in the past three years are eligible to apply for 2011-12 school year. The first 100 qualifying participants are to be referred to the program for acceptance.
Donations of school supplies may be made to First Call For Help or Tiffin Community YMCA. Monetary donations may be sent to First Call For Help, 201 S. Washington St., P.O. Box 368, Tiffin, OH 44883.
For more information, call (419) 448-4357.
Parents of children who are entering kindergarten and seventh grade can make an appointment for required immunizations through Seneca County General Health District. Students can be excluded from school if the immunizations have not been administered. To make an appointment, call (419) 447-3391.
Staples collecting supplies
DoSomething.org and Staples are teaming up with the stars from ABC Family's show "Pretty Little Liars" for the Staples for Students Do Something for children in need national school supply drive.
Tiffin teenagers are encouraged to collect school supplies and drop them off at their nearest Staples store through Sept. 17. Staples customers are to be able to get involved by donating $1 or more at any Staples store, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Tiffin students in need.
All school supplies and donations are to be given locally to Tiffin Community YMCA to ensure they get into the hands of disadvantaged youth in time for the new school year.
The local Staples store for supply drop-off is located at 646 W. Market St.
PIE needs representatives
Pacific Intercultural Exchange is looking for local area representatives to match foreign-exchange students with host families in their communities.
Area representatives are volunteers, but receive certain cash rewards and incentives throughout the school year. Families who host students are eligible to claim a $50 charitable contribution deduction on their itemized tax returns for each month they host a student. For information, contact Pacific Intercultural Exchange at (888) 743-8721 or visit www.pieusa.org.
Ram Rumble upcoming
UPPER SANDUSKY - Upper Sandusky High School is to host Ram Rumble Aug. 11 at the football field. Gates open at 5 p.m., and a tailgate meal, priced at $3.50, is 5:30 p.m.
There are to be performances by the cheerleaders and marching band. People can meet fall athletes and coaches, watch the Student Spirit Stix competition and purchase Ram Gear, season passes and tickets for the game vs. Carey.
ABLE receives grant
FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools' Adult Basic & Literacy Education program is the recipient of a United Way Community Initiative Fund grant in the amount of $2,400. The grant is to be used in the upcoming program year to assist students ready to take the official GED test pay for the $40 GED test application fee. The ABLE program has seen students struggle with the $40 test fee since its implementation two years ago. For more information about receiving assistance with the GED test fee, call (419) 436-4163.
FFA members go to Mohican
June 8, five members of Sentinel Career and Technology Center's FFA chapter attended a summer fun day activity at Mohican Adventures with members of New Riegel High School's FFA chapter. Members in attendance took at 7-mile canoe ride down Mohican River. Following lunch, members participated in 18 holes of putt-putt golf and two rounds on the go-carts. The member who attended were Jimmy Lauer, Tim Goshe, Zach Vogel, Alexis Pahl and Elaine Pahl, along with two advisers.
Local students graduate from EHOVE program
MILAN - Becki Daniel of Attica and Susan Woodruff of Clyde graduated from EHOVE's medical assistant program.
KidsCollege starting Monday
FREMONT - KidsCollege at Terra Community College turns 18 this summer, and Mr. Gallagher the Science Guy is to be part of the celebration.
Mr. Gallagher is to be on campus Thursday to entertain and educate with activities. Participants are to learn about physics and see how water and science work together.
Demonstrations include water rockets, catapults, water tricks, balloon races, foot-powered pumps, water towers and water cars.
All current and former KidsCollege students and Terra students and their families can attend the session 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. outside of Building B. It is free.
This year's KidsCollege session is Monday through Thursday.
To learn about openings, call (419) 559-2255. For more information, visit www.terra.edu/learning.
Teens can take driving course
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Area teenagers ages 15 and older who have a valid driver's license or driving permit and are interested in enhancing their knowledge about safe driving can attend a free Honda Teen Defensive Driving Program titled "Key to Safe Teen Driving" at Owens Community College Wednesday and Thursday.
The class is to occur 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Center for Emergency Preparedness' emergency vehicle operations and driving course on the Toledo-area campus.
AAA Northwest Ohio is to be hosting free vehicle inspections Wednesday and Thursday at Owens in conjunction with the class. Area residents are to have the opportunity to have their vehicle inspected 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the emergency vehicle operations and driving course.
For more information or to register, call (877) 793-8667 or visit www.keytosafeteendriving.com.
Mazza receives a gift
FINDLAY The Mazza Museum at University of Findlay has acquired 2,700 pieces of original art work by children's book artist and author, Stephen Kellogg. The acquisition represents a 50-percent expansion of the Mazza's collection of more than 5,000 pieces of original artwork. The acquisition was made possible, in part, by a $350,000 gift from actor Anthony Edwards.
Terra working on renovating building
FREMONT - Allied health, music and art students are to find new facilities when they arrive on campus at Terra Community College in August. Terra College Foundation is working to make sure the newly renovated Building D is fully equipped with the most up-to-date equipment and that students have scholarship opportunities.
It has launched a fundraising campaign, Investment in Education. So far, the total raised is $401,903 of the $700,000 goal.
About $500,000 is to be used to support the two major academic areas nursing and allied health and fine and performing arts that are to be located in Building D. The other $200,000 is to be directed to scholarships.
One donation avenue with the campaign is naming rights for the new building. Several rooms and studios have been selected, but some remain.
College officials are planning for the new building to be ready for students Aug. 22, the first day of fall semester. A grand opening is being planned for Sept. 30.
Anyone who is interested in supporting the Investment in Education campaign can call the foundation office at (419) 559-2301.
Muskingum dean's list
NEW CONCORD - Kari Schultz of Bloomville and Joel Ardner of Tiffin are on the dean's list at Muskingum University.
Terra dean's list
FREMONT Local students on the dean's list at Terra Community College are Stephen Allgyre, Barry Dawson, Nicholas Hay, Chad Legron and Matthew Miller, Attica; Matthew Bleckinger, Dean Hottenstein, Alvin Kuhn, Suzanne Richmond and Tracy Saraber, Bettsville; Nathaniel Dussel and Chelsea Strawman, Bradner; Jordan Allison and Ross Kistner, Burgoon; Amber Adkins, Bethany Aldrich, Joyce Alridge, Jenilee Biehler, Shawnelle Billow, Cody Browning, Erika Contreras, Edith Dirnberg, Kay Elfring, Chelsey Gurney, Kathryn Hayward, Cory Jolly, Eric Koth, Brandan Leiter, Cheri Miller, Scott Mills, Jenna Myles, Gregory Overfield and Anna Schmidt, Clyde; David Banks, Tracy Bullock, Robert Capehart, Priscilla Drenning, Michael Dunfee, Pamela Hampton, Christopher Knisely, Mandy Mathias, Tracy Nye, Kimberly Reinhard, Meghan Scherger, Dustin Shively, Lee Snyder, Cynthia Watkins and Lana Wedge, Fostoria; Antony Costantini, Elizabeth Newsome and Karissa Pinkerton, Green Springs; Joshua Dennis, Dual Durst and Eddmond Sisco, Kansas; Brooke Cassidy, New Riegel; Susan Fabian and Michael Shull, Republic; and Kate Ardner, Georgi Arthur, Tana Cenkus, Amy Crist, Chase Dull, Katie Grieve, Anthony Hoover, Kyle Illig, Kevin Johnson, Chelsea Kettlebar, Shannon Magers, James Martin, Jonette McQueen, Terry Naumann, Christy Schroen, Cody Semer, Seth Sholl, Andrea Smidutz, Matthew Somers, Bradley Steyer, Ruth Wade, Jennifer Warnement and Anna Williams, Tiffin.
Students inducted into honor society
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Local residents inducted into the Alpha Omega Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Owens Community College are Kristen Boyd and Jessica Knallay of Bradner, Lisa Depinet of Republic and Krista Roberts of Fostoria.
Bluffton dean's list
BLUFFTON-Local students on the dean's list at Bluffton University are Carol Metzger of Alvada, Andrew Holman of Fostoria and Amanda Cholodewitsch, Courtney Winger and Nicole Wood of Tiffin.
Mount St. Mary's dean's list
EMMITSBURG, Md. - Emma Haley of Tiffin is on the dean's list at Mount St. Mary's University. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Haley.
Wittenberg dean's list
SPRINGFIELD - Local residents Kelsey Grine and Andrea Gaietto are on the dean's list at Wittenberg University.
CLYDE - William Medley of Clyde received a master's degree in engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison.