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January 10, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Area Agency on Aging 2012 meetings set

Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging's board of trustees meetings are set for 2-4 p.m. the second Thursday of January, March, May, July, September, November and December at the annex office, 800 Park Avenue West, Mansfield.

Advisory council meetings are to be 1:30-3:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and November at the annex office.

Meeting times and place are subject to change.

For information, contact CEO Duana Patton. To confirm the date, time and location of the meeting, call (800) 860-5799 or (419) 524-4144.

Get building

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the monthly "Lego Saturday" program 1-3 p.m. Jan. 21 in Frost Kalnow Room. Families can stop by and create their own Lego creations. The library is to provide Duplo blocks for children ages 2 to 4 and Legos for ages 4 and older. Parents of young children should attend.

Each month is to have a design theme; January's theme is space and Star Wars. Photos are to be taken of the completed projects at the end of the day.

For more information, stop by Junior Library, call (419) 447-3751 or e-mail

Bliss to have fun night

BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host a fun night for children at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Children are to make a snowman spoon and play games, and there is to be a story and a snack.

For more information, visit, or call (419) 983-4675 to register.

After School Club to gather

SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library's After School Club is to meet at 3:45 p.m. Monday.

Games, crafting and snacks are to be provided. The program is open to children ages 8 and older.

Learn about Google

Computers with Josh Ekleberry is to be Tuesday at Mohawk Community Library.

The program is to focus on Google and is 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. People can bring their own laptop or tablet on which to work.

Seating is limited, and computers can be reserved by calling (419) 927-2407.

Club to gather

Bellevue Public Library Yarn Club is to meet at 2 p.m. Saturday.

People can take their current project on which to work. Extra yarn and needles are to be available for beginners.

The next meeting of the club is to be Feb. 7.

Digital program to be offered

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library offers more than 15,000 digital books and downloadable audiobooks through the CLEVNET eMedia website.

To learn about these resources, people can plan to attend a demonstration-style program at 11 a.m. Saturday in the library's meeting room. The presentation is to review searching for ebooks and audiobooks, downloading titles and transferring titles to portable devices, such as the Kindle, Sony eReader, Barnes and Noble Nook and Apple iPod.

For more information, call (419) 483-4769.

Employees honored

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's board of trustees has acknowledged staff members who celebrated milestone anniversaries in 2011.

Renee Dutro, circulation clerk, celebrated five years; Susan Lareau, reference librarian, 10 years; Amy Turner, custodian, 15 years; Connie Cole, head of Junior Library, 15 years; Jo Anne Schiefer, head of technical services, 20 years and Nancy Baugher, circulation clerk, 25 years.

The group was commended for their service last month and presented with gifts, donated by Friends of the Library.

Agencies to offer info about drug trends

There is to be a "Let's Talk; Drug Trends in Our Community" event 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 W. Market St., Tiffin.

The informational event is to include presentations by local law enforcement officers, a question-and-answer session, information booths, door prize drawings and refreshments. For more information, call (419) 448-9440.

Get information

BASCOM - Architects and school personnel are to be available to provide information about the Hopewell-Loudon Local School District K-12 building project 5:30-6:15 p.m. Wednesday in the distance learning lab.

The sessions are to be one hour prior to each regular board of education meeting throughout the course of the building project.

Board to organize

Tiffin City Board of Education's organizational meeting is to be 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. A records committee meeting is to follow.

DD board to have organizational meeting

Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to have its organizational meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Seneca County Opportunity Center.

NCA boards to meet

North Central Academy's board is to meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, and North Central Academy's Fremont board is to meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The meetings are to be at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center's Tiffin office, 928 W. Market St., Suite A.

New students being accepted

FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools' Adult Basic and Literacy Education program is accepting new students who lack a high school diploma and are interested in obtaining their General Educational Development diploma into the program.

For those wanting to obtain a GED, classes are offered that prepare students for all components of the GED test and provide test-taking tips.

ABLE classes are provided free to participants due to funding through a grant. Due to funding made available through a grant from United Way, the ABLE program also is providing assistance to students for the $40 test fee to take the official GED test.

To enroll in classes provided by Fostoria City Schools' ABLE program, students initially are required to complete the orientation process, at which time registration and placement testing are to take place. After completion of the orientation, students are to be allowed to enroll into the ABLE class and begin instruction.

Orientation to the program is a three-day process that is conducted monthly with the next scheduled orientation for the classes taking place 9-11 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. Monday.

An additional orientation session is to be 9-11 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. Jan. 23, 24 and 25. For those students with alternative scheduling needs or those who want additional study time at home, a distance education program is available and offers online lessons.

For questions or to schedule a time for orientation, call (419) 436-4163 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

Scholarships available

Sandusky County Safety Council, a 78-member organization dedicated to the promotion of work place safety and sponsored by Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County, is offering a scholarship to 2011-12 high school seniors who intend to pursue a course of study in a safety-related field. A scholarship also is being offered to qualifying students who are enrolled either full or part time in a safety-related course of study at the post-secondary level.

Applications are available at the chamber office, (419) 332-1591, by e-mailing or from county high school guidance offices. They must be returned no later than March 31 to the chamber office, attention Jim Miranda, 101 S. Front St., Fremont, OH 43420.

Owens offers scholarships

FINDLAY Owens Community College Foundation is making available thousands of dollars in scholarship opportunities as part of the academic institution's 2012-13 scholarship program.

Through the generosity of businesses and individuals within the surrounding communities, the foundation is to offer current and future students the opportunity to apply for more than 60 available scholarships for the upcoming academic year. Scholarship applicants must complete and return the application to Oserve Office at any one of the college's four locations by Feb. 15. Scholarship award notification is to begin in March and continue until all awards have been made.

For scholarships based on financial need, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid application for the 2012-13 academic year must be on file in the office by Feb. 29. FAFSA and foundation scholarship program forms are available in the office or can be downloaded at

Owens also participates in several need-based federal- and state-funded grant programs, work study opportunities, and loans, which all require applicants to file a FAFSA form to determine financial need. Specific programs accessible to students include Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Owens Community College Grant, Federal Direct Stafford Loan, Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan and Federal Work Study, among others.

For more information, call (567) 661-7603 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7603.

Defiance dean's list

DEFIANCE - Janis Wilkinson of Clyde is on the dean's list at Defiance College.

Hocking dean's list

NELSONVILLE - Local students on the dean's list at Hocking College are Jason Bouillon of New Riegel, Seth Covert of Bloomville and Tabitha Craft of Sycamore.

H-L grad performs

FINDLAY Ryan Wood, a student at University of Findlay, played "Duetto V" by Hoffmeister/Voxman on the alto saxophone during an instrumental recital. A 2010 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, Wood is the son of Roger and Charlene Wood of Tiffin.

Otterbein dean's list

WESTERVILLE - Local students on the Otterbein University dean's list are Anne Eichhorn, Hope Davies and Collin Debarbrie, all of Tiffin.



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