Local historians to be honored
SYCAMORE - Mohawk Historical Society plans to celebrate the lives of Pauline Fadley and John Brown at its meeting Thursday.
Both individuals are to be honored for their contributions to the growth and prosperity of the community, their devotion and dedication to the society and their years of helping protect, preserve and promote the history of the Mohawk area.
Each honoree is to be featured in a big-screen "This is Your Life" presentation. The program is to begin at 7 p.m. in the narthex of Sycamore United Methodist Church. A reception is to conclude the festivities.
Squires to play final 2011 home game
FREMONT - Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center's vintage base ball team - Spiegel Grove Squires - is to play its final home match of the 2011 season at 2 p.m. Sept. 18 in Spiegel Grove. They are to be joined in a competitive demonstration of 1860s-style base ball by Columbus Capitals Base Ball Club.
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center re-creates the early history of base ball with its vintage base ball games. A group of 22 male volunteers make up the center's 1860s base ball club. They play matches that adhere to base ball rules and customs in use during the 1860s. Players wear vintage-style uniforms, use 19th-century-style equipment, and observe such regulations as no cursing, no base stealing and no calling other players by their first names.
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at Hayes and Buckland avenues in Fremont. The facility is affiliated with Ohio Historical Society. For more information, visit www.rbhayes.org.
Hayes library helps locate ancestors
FREMONT Whether you grew up in Ohio or not, your family roots still may extend into the Buckeye State.
A new class at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is to provide guidance in finding Ohio ancestors.
Head Librarian Becky Hill is instructor for Searching Your Ohio Roots. The class is to take place 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Hayes research library. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students through high school. Pre-registration is required. Call (419) 332-2081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library plans Hullabloo
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host its fourth annual Halloween Hullabaloo 1-3 p.m. Oct. 1.
The celebration is to include family activities such as Halloween games, face painting, storytelling, Halloween crafts for children and adults and Halloween bingo. Mr. Paul the Magician is to start his show of magic, juggling, balloons, puppets and laughs at 2 p.m.
All are welcome to wear costumes, and there is to be costume judging throughout the event. Refreshments are to be provided.
The hullabaloo is free, and no registration is necessary. For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or e-mail email@example.com.
Library to offer new class
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has a new idownload class this month.
The "Download Audiobooks & eBooks from the Library" computer class is to be 1-2 p.m. Sept. 22 in Kernan Computer Lab.
The one-hour workshop is to include a demonstration of how to browse, check out and download titles from the library's digital catalog and download center. Students are to learn how to download audiobooks, eBooks and more to a computer, iPod or eBook reader. EReaders compatible with the library's service include Barnes & Noble's Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo and PanDigital.
Students must be familiar with the Internet or have taken Beginning Internet at the library.
Registration is required. Students are to be registered on a first-come, first-served basis at the check out desk or by calling (419) 447-3751. The class is to cost $1 to cover copy costs.
Book to be discussed
Books are available for Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's next adult book discussion. "Let's Talk About It" is to meet at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6 in Junior Home Room. The book, "These is my Words" by Nancy E. Turner, is to be discussed.
Multiple copies of the book are available at the check out desk.
The event is free, and refreshments are to be provided. For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaubisch celebrates library card sign-up
FOSTORIA - Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to replace lost or damaged library cards at no charge during September, which is Library Card Sign-up Month.
Library to host passport event
FOSTORIA - Kansas post office is to have a passport event noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Kaubisch Memorial Public Library. It is to provide passport information and accept passport applications.
Information is available at travel.state.gov or by calling (877) 487-2778 or (419) 986-5881.
Kaubisch library to offer classes
FOSTORIA - Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to offer a series of free computer classes Sept. 27-Oct. 3.
Classes are to include Mouse 101, Introductory and Intermediate Internet, Introductory and Intermediate Word 2007, Introductory and Intermediate Excel 2007, Introduction to PowerPoint, Yahoo email Basics and Where to Get the Good Stuff- Free Online Software. A new class has been added for readers of mysteries and other fiction genre.
In-person registration is required for all classes and is to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday.
For more information, visit the library at 205 Perry St. or call (419) 435-2813. A complete schedule of classes and descriptions is to be available at www.fostoria.lib.oh.us.
Mohawk to celebrate chocolate
SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library is to start its story time and celebrate chocolate Wednesday.
Tiny Tot's Story Time starts at 2 p.m., and older children's story time is at 6 p.m.
Library to host game days
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library has scheduled a fall series of video game days for grades 6-12.
The programs are to feature the Wii game system and games such as Mario Kart, Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, Guitar Hero III, Just Dance and more. Game ON! @ BPL is to be once a month 2:45-5 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8. Snacks and soft drinks are to be available.
For more information, visit or call Youth Services at (419) 483-0422. Program information is available online at www.bellevue.lib.oh.us.
Autumn programs to begin
BELLEVUE - Registration is being accepted at Bellevue Public Library for the autumn series of Preschool Story Time. Children, ages 3-5, can attend with a parent or other adult caregiver. Parents can bring younger siblings. The program includes stories, songs and rhymes.
The Preschool Story Time series is to run for eight weeks beginning the week of Oct. 3. The weekly programs last about 35 minutes. Two sessions are available, 7 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
The autumn series of Toddler Time also is to begin in October. Children, ages 1 and 2, with a parent or other adult caregiver, can attend. Siblings also can attend. The 20-minute program includes stories and activities geared to young listeners.
The Toddler Time series is to run for eight weeks beginning Oct. 3. Two sessions are available, 6 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Registration is not required.
There is to be no Preschool Story Time or Toddler Time Oct. 10 because the library is to be closed for Columbus Day.
For more information about either program or to register for Preschool Story Time, visit or call Youth Services at (419) 483-0422.
Library to have used book sale
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to host a used book sale through Saturday, while supplies last.
The sale is to be located in the library's lobby during open hours. Children's informational books, adult books and audio books on cassette and videocassettes are available.
The library is located at 224 E. Main St., Bellevue.
Library hours are 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Cancer support group to meet
FOSTORIA - Friends Helping Friends Cope, a women's cancer survivor support group, is to meet 67 p.m. Sept. 20 at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital.
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 Conference Center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2.
For more information, call Kim Willford at (419) 436-6626.
Free car seat check slated
FOSTORIA - Certified child passenger safety technicians are to perform free car seat safety checks 4-7 p.m. Thursday in the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital east parking lot.
During this safety event, Fostoria-area residents are to learn how to correctly install and use their child's car seat in a one-on-one setting. Car seats also are to be available at a reduced fee for parents who are informed their child's car seat is unsafe.
The car seat check is provided by ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital and Fostoria Kiwanis Club. It is partially funded by Greater Fostoria Community Foundation and United Way of Fostoria.
Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are preferred. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call ProMedica Total Wellness at (419) 436-6688.
'Fashion, Friends & the FUND' upcoming
The fifth annual "Fashion, Friends & the FUND" is to take place Sept. 18 at a new location, Loyal Order of the Moose No. 2507, located on Hayes Avenue in Fremont.
Doors are to open at 1 p.m. for the bidding of silent auction/
lucky lady items prior to the event from 2-4 p.m.
A fashion accessory show is to be presented by Personal D'signs and Browse-N-Buy Gift Shop.
Appetizers and sweets are to be prepared by chef Keith Mosser from Thyme to Cater, and celebrity waiters are to be present to assist those attending.
The cost of the event is $25 and tables of eight may be reserved for $160. Proceeds are to benefit Sandusky County Cancer Care Fund, a program of United Way of Sandusky County.
Sandusky County Cancer Care Fund was started in August 2007 by United Way of Sandusky County to assist cancer families living in Sandusky County. For every $1 donated to the fund, $.95 is returned to cancer families in Sandusky County to assist with cancer-related costs.
Fostoria board changes meeting time
FOSTORIA - The time for the scheduled work session of the Fostoria City Schools Board of Education has been changed to 5:15 p.m. Monday at Holmes Administration Building.
The original meeting was scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
No action is to be taken.
Program committee to meet
Tiffin City Board of Education's program committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the administration building.
Mohawk to participate in Spielman activity
SYCAMORE - Mohawk High School is to participate in the 2011 Spielman Gridiron Classic during the Mohawk vs. Seneca East football game at Warrior Field Sept. 30. Cancer survivors are to be honored, and there are to be a trophy presentation and message at halftime.
All of the money raised by the participating schools and their booster groups is to be split equally between the local participating high school athletic department and Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
The classic plans to send hundreds of at-risk youth to summer camps throughout Ohio through separate corporate and small business sponsorship packages. The camps are sponsored and hosted by the Central-Ohio Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Activities at Mohawk are to include a silent auction, 50/50, a "pink out" at the game, various bake sales and other opportunities to donate. T-shirts can be purchased at the school or by calling (419) 981-5541. People also can call for more information, to sign up to volunteer, to provide items for the silent auction or to make a donation.
Columbian to have open house
Columbian High School is to have an open house at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Parents of Columbian students are to follow their sons' and/or daughters' schedules throughout an abbreviated school day. Parents should meet in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m. for an instructional meeting. The evening's schedule is to conclude at 8:09 p.m.
H-L to have alumni band show
BASCOM - Hopewell-Loudon Chieftain Band is to have an alumni band performance Sept. 23.
For more information, call (419) 937-2216 or e-mail email@example.com.
NCA boards to meet
North Central Academy board is to meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, and the North Central Academy-Fremont board is to meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
The meetings are to be at the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center's Tiffin office, 928 W. Market St., Suite A, Tiffin.
ESOL classes being offered
FREMONT - Adults whose first language is not English can take English for Speakers of Other Languages classes.
The free classes are 5-7 p.m. every Monday in room 120 at Tech Center, 1220 Cedar St., Fremont. Classes start Sept. 19.
For more information, call (419) 334-6901, ext. 402 or 420.
Conference to be offered
TOLEDO - There is to be a free conference for parents and educators by Richard Lavoie, teacher, administrator, consultant, author and national speaker, Thursday.
The first session, "The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning on the Tuned Out Child," is 2-4 p.m. and is to be followed by "Strategies that Don't Work with Learning Disabled Kids - and Some That Do" 6-8 p.m.
The event is located at the conference center at Lucas County Educational Service Center, 2275 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo.
To register, visit www.ocecd.org or call (800) 694-6429.
Kylie Mathias of New Riegel received Ohio American Legion's scholarship.
TU to host lock-in
The Tiffin University women's basketball team is to host a lock-in for children in grades K-6 6-10 p.m. Friday in Gillmor Student Center.
Activities are to include face painting, coloring, football and basketball.
Admission is $5, and parents must sign in their children.
Concessions are to be available. Children should wear tennis shoes.
For more information, call (419) 448-3503.
Owens to collect shoes
FINDLAY Owens Community College's Environmental Club is collecting used shoes at the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses through Friday.
At the collection drive's conclusion, all shoes are to be presented to Erek Hansen of Curtice to assist with his personal goal of promoting environmental conservation and awareness.
All types of shoes are being accepted as part of the collection drive. Donated shoes either are to be reused or processed and recycled into material used in synthetic turf, playgrounds, running tracks, tennis courts, rubber mats and filling for car insulation.
On the Findlay-area campus, collection points are in the college's commons area. For more information or to donate, call (567) 661-7583 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7583.
Terra to train Poet employees
FREMONT - Thanks to a federal grant being administered in Ohio, employees at the Poet Biorefining ethanol plant in Fostoria are to receive training from Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra Community College.
The Energizing Careers Program, managed by Ohio Department of Development, was created to develop a pipeline of qualified, skilled workers that meets employer demand and promotes a robust green energy supply chain. U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration awarded $6 million to the program.
Alternative energy businesses, including those involved in wind, solar and biomass, were eligible for the funding. The grant is to provide Poet and six other northwest Ohio companies with up to $6,000 per individual for approved training and apprenticeship programs.
Poet officials have chosen to put their portion, $43,371, toward training at Terra for 43 employees. They are to be taking coursework in two areas - maintenance, which includes basic electrical, motor controls, print reading and troubleshooting; and supervisory, which includes team building, facilitator training, leadership development and problem solving/decision making.
For more information about corporate or contract training, contact Beth Hannam at (419) 559-2237.
AU men's cross country
ASHLAND - Brandon Mesnard of Bascom and Nick Painter of Fostoria are members of the Ashland University men's cross country team.
Mesnard is the son of Shawn and Judy Mesnard and is a 2011 graduate of Columbian High School. Painter is the son of Michael and Pam Painter and is a 2008 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School.
BOWLING GREEN - Local graduates of Bowling Green State University are Nicholas Schaffer, associate's degree in radiologic technology, Attica; Abby Riser, bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, Fostoria; Jacob James, bachelor's degree in technology, Fostoria; Joshua Hark, master's degree in accountancy, Fostoria; Lindsay Manecke, master's degree in accountancy, Fostoria; Erin Cuff, associate's degree, Green Springs; Alyssia Graber, master's degree in education, Kansas; Michelle Maciejewski, bachelor's degree in social work, New Riegel; Kimberly Young, bachelor's degree in social work, Republic; Jason Carnahan, bachelor's degree in fine arts, Tiffin; Craig Tusing, bachelor's degree in education, Tiffin; Brette Consolo, master's degree in education, Tiffin; Kelli Aichholz, master's degree in education, Tiffin; Nicholas Reinhard, master's degree in education, Tiffin; Patrick Drown, bachelor's degree in technology, Tiffin; Laura Hossler, bachelor's degree in human development and family studies, Tiffin; Jennifer Maag, associate's degree in radiologic technology, Clyde; Caroline Halm, associate's degree, Clyde; Yessica Garcia, bachelor's degree in human development and family studies, Clyde; Joel Petrie, master's degree in business administration; Cayla Crutcher, master's degree in education, Carey; Kaitlyn Armstrong, master's degree in education, Carey; Christina Sopher, master's degree in criminal justice, Carey; Chad Walter, bachelor's degree in technology, Carey; Nathan Bair, master's degree in business administration, Upper Sandusky; Emily Smith, bachelor's degree in human development and family studies, Upper Sandusky; and Jarryd Nelson, bachelor's degree in education, Upper Sandusky.
BGSU dean's list
BOWLING GREEN - Local students on the Bowling Green State University dean's list are Abby Riser, Mark Dunfee, Suzannah Coleman and Bethany Miller, Fostoria, and Jarryd Nelson, Upper Sandusky.