Library to offer knitting series
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a "Knit Along" series. Participants must attend all sessions on Sundays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 1:30-3:30 pm. The class is for those who already know how to knit, purl, cast-on and bind off. The class is to learn how to knit a felted, go-green shopping bag.
All participants must register. Upon registration, participants are to receive an information and materials list, which is to provide sizing as well as amount and size of yarn and needles needed.
The program is free, and class size is limited to 15 people. Register by calling the library at (419) 447-3751 or stopping by the circulation desk.
'Twos & Threes' program offered
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's next Tales for Twos & Threes series is to begin Jan. 10. Stories, songs and finger plays are to entertain children 2 and 3 years old with their parents or caregivers. The 30-minute sessions are 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 10, 17 and 24, and 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 11, 18 and 25, in Frost Kalnow Room. No registration is necessary for the free events. For more information, stop by Junior Library or call (419) 447-3751.
'Babies & Books' coming in January
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to have "Babies & Books" in January. There are to be two 30-minute classes, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Jan. 10 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 Jan. 3, for the free program for babies and adults.
Cook-off, game to be Jan. 10
Ten community businesses and organizations are to vie for the top prize at Columbian Key Club and Kiwanis Club Family Chili Cook-Off Jan. 10. Serving is 5-6:45 p.m. in the Tiffin Middle School cafetorium. The cost is a $5 donation for adults, $4 for students under 10 and free for children 2 and younger.
After the cook-off, parents and teachers are to compete against high school students in "Community in Jeopardy" 7-8 p.m. The event is free.
FAFSA sessions to be offered
The Seneca and Wyandot area high school guidance counselors hosted a financial aid night at Sentinel Career and Technology Center Dec. 5. The winners of the scholarship drawings were Morgan Vallery, Tiffin University; Meghen Welly, Terra State Community College; Dominic King and Monica Granata, Heidelberg University; Ginny Becker, Bowling Green State University; and Kyle Ink, Owens Community College.
As a follow up to the financial aid night, four Free Application for Federal Student Aid completion workshops are being offered at Sentinel 6-8 p.m. Jan. 5; noon-2 p.m. Jan. 6; 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 7; and 9-11 a.m. Jan. 10.
People should call ahead to reserve a spot during one of the times. Kirstin Worland, financial aid counselor at TU, is to provide one-on-one instruction about completing the FAFSA.
Participants should bring their personal identification number, Social Security number, driver's license, W-2 forms, other records of money earned, student and parent 2011 federal income tax return, 2011 untaxed income records, current bank statements, current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, and stock, bond and other investment records.
For more information, call (419) 448-1212, ext 224, or speak to a local guidance counselor.
Kids' Tech taking sign-ups
BOWLING GREEN -Registration is under way for Kids' Tech University at Bowling Green State University. Kids ages 9-12 can explore science through hands-on learning, starting Jan. 21. A semester-long research program, Kids' Tech is presented by scientists answering questions. The program is made up of four sessions, in January, February, March and April. Each day includes a morning interactive session with faculty followed by lunch and an afternoon of related learning activities. An online component continues students' engagement after the campus activities have been completed.
Kids' Tech is open to children who live within an hour of BGSU. There is a $25 registration fee to participate; scholarships are available. All students are to receive a lunch card and a KTU T-shirt.
To sign up, visit kidstechuniversity-bgsu.vbi.vt.edu/program.php.
Students receive scholarships
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Owens Community College Foundation awarded more than $119,075 in scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year to students for their achievements.
Kelsi Reinhard of Tiffin received Shirley S. Dick Scholarship, and Rachel Arnold of Alvada received Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative Scholarship. Brianne Drake of Sycamore and Andrea Lofay of Tiffin received Mary's Scholarship. Rachel Panuto of Tiffin received Owens Community College Foundation Scholarship. Katrina Drake of Fostoria and Tember Long of Risingsun received Post-Secondary Option Book Scholarship. Amanda Koebel of Fostoria received Tall Timbers Foundation Scholarship. Monica Schalk of New Riegel received UPS Scholarship.
ASHLAND - Local residents who graduated from Ashland University are Kenneth Ehrman of New Washington, master of education degree in educational administration; Chelsea Jury of Upper Sandusky, bachelor of science in business administration degree in entrepreneurship, the daughter of David Jury and a 2008 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School; David Thiel of Upper Sandusky, master of education degree in educational administration, the son of Allan and Michelle Thiel and a 2004 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School; Amanda Walter of Bloomville, bachelor of science in nursing degree; and Kendra Gooding of Tiffin, bachelor of science in nursing degree.
Students complete program
FREMONT - Terra State Community College associate degree nursing program graduates received their nursing pins during a ceremony at the college. Local graduates being pinned were Angela Good and Sabrina Marshall of Tiffin and Kellie Cook of Fostoria.
FINDLAY - Local University of Findlay graduates are Amy Massie of Alvada, bachelor's degree in business management; Elliott Shaffer of Fostoria, bachelor's degree in digital media; Marla Wagner of Fostoria, bachelor's degree in business management; Tyler Pope of New Washington, master's degree in education; Brittany Taylor of Republic, master's degree of business administration; and Kerry Turner of Tiffin, master's degree of business administration.
COLUMBUS - Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, through its Ohio Scholars Program, awarded 865 scholarships statewide to students enrolled in its 34 member colleges for the 2011-12 academic year.
Local students honored are Francena Tate of Fostoria, Bluffton University, Owens-Illinois Inc.; Danielle Pike of Tiffin, Heidelberg University, Earl F. Morris Scholarship Fund; Christopher Liebold of Green Springs, Ohio Dominican University, FirstMerit Foundation; Danielle Castelan of Republic, Ohio Northern University, Philip S. Willis Endowed; Michelle Seislove of Tiffin, Ohio Northern University, American Electric Power Co..; and Michael Lee of Bellefontaine, Heidelberg University, Citizens Federal Savings & Loan.