Library to have game night
Teen Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to continue its summer reading program, "We Own the Night," with a game night 4:30-6 p.m. in Frost Kalnow Room.
Participants are to make and play balloon ping-pong and play classic board games. The program is open to students entering sixth grade through grade 12 and is free. Refreshments are to be provided.
For more information, visit the library on Facebook or at www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us or ask at the information desk.
Teens to celebrate independence
Teen Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to have an Independence Day celebration as part of its summer reading program 1-3 p.m. Friday in Frost Kalnow Room. Participants are to make Fourth of July crafts and play games. The program is open to students entering sixth grade through grade 12 and is free. Refreshments are to be provided.
For more information, visit the library on Facebook or at www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us or ask at the information desk.
Make a headband
Junior Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a "Change Your Mind Headband" party 2-3 p.m. July 2 in Frost Kalnow Room. Junior Library staff will show participants how to make a headband and fabric flower to create a different look for every outfit.
Participants are asked to bring one or two torn or cut strips of fabric (2 to three inches wide and 36 to 45 inches long), a simple headband and a hot glue gun. The library is to have extra headbands and hot glue guns on hand.
The program is for ages 4 and older, including teens and adults. For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read around the campfire
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library continues "Dream Big Read!" the Junior Library's summer reading program, with "Campfire at the Library" 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Frost Kalnow Room.
The Junior Library staff is to host the program in which guests are to sit around the fire "library style" out of the heat and bug-free. Participants are to make indoor s'mores, listen to stories, sing campfire songs and do a craft. All ages can attend.
Zombies to invade library
SYCAMORE - Zombies are to be at Mohawk Community Library at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Professional makeup artist Jake Rich is to be at the library to turn summer reading program teens into zombies. The cost to become a zombie is $5 to cover the cost of makeup.
Learn about online accounts
BELLEVUE - People can learn about "Managing Your Library Account Online" at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bellevue Public Library's meeting room. For more information, call (419) 483-4769.
Library to have photo contest
BELLEVUE - People ages 12-18 can enter a photo contest at Bellevue Public Library. The theme is "Dream Big!" Entry forms are available at either check-out desk. Photos are to be accepted Monday through July 13, and each must be accompanied by an entry form.
Winners are to be announced at 2 p.m. July 25 during a reception for participants and their families. The general public may view the entries 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Library offers computer classes
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is offering free basic computer classes.
The library received a federal grant to participate in Connect Ohio as a participant of Every Citizen Online. Monthly Connect Ohio classes are to consist of a series of three sessions. Each series of instruction includes an introduction to computers, an introduction to the Internet and basic use of the Internet, including email.
After completing six hours of training, students are to receive a certificate of completion. Certificate holders are eligible for certain discounts on broadband Internet access. The next series of classes is to be July 2, July 9 and July 16. Each session is 10 a.m.-noon. Registration by Friday is recommended. Call (419) 483-4769 to register or for more information.
Book to be discussed
BELLEVUE - Teen Book Club at Bellevue Public Library meets at 4 p.m. one Thursday a month. Dates for the summer series are Thursday, July 26 and Aug. 23. Any teens, ages 13 and older, can attend. Refreshments are to be served.
Copies of the book, "Al Capone Does My Shirts" by Gennifer Choldenko, for the June discussion are available at the youth services desk. For more information, visit or call youth services at (419) 483-0422.
Board to meet in executive session
NEW RIEGEL - New Riegel Board of Education is to meet in executive session to discuss personnel at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the office conference room.
Grade cards sent
Columbian High School grade cards were mailed to parents and students unless fees were owed. Fees must be paid before grade cards and 2012-13 schedules are to be released. The correct change is required. The Columbian office is to be closed the month of July.
NCA boards to meet
North Central Academy's board is to meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, and the Fremont board is to meet at 8 a.m. Thursday. The meetings are to be at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center's Tiffin office, 928 W. Market St., Suite A.
Supplies to be given away
First Call For Help and Tiffin Community YMCA are partnering again for the school supplies program, with an activity to be Aug. 2 at YMCA. Children in grades K-8 Tiffin City Schools and Seneca County school districts benefit from the program. Students attending Fostoria City Schools are not eligible.
Applications can be submitted 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. July 16 and 17 at First Call For Help, 201 S. Washington St., Tiffin. People should use the back door and take their 2011 federal tax returns and Job and Family Services or Social Security statements.
For more information, call (419) 448-4357.
NCOESC to offer workshop
A situational leadership workshop is to be offered 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 W. Market St., Suite A. The cost of registration, which includes materials and lunch, is $75. To register, call (419) 447-2927.
NEW MARTINSVILLE - A Tiffin native celebrated his graduation at the same time as his grandson.
William Graham Jr., a member of Columbian High School's class of 1943, just received his diploma, 69 years later, because he joined the U.S. Navy shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. His grandson, Ethan Graham, is a graduating senior from Magnolia High School.
William is to turn 90 years old in November.
Students receive pins
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP - Local students who received honorary pins by Owens Community College's nursing department are Lisa Cooley, Alicia Scherger and Tiffany Thomas, Tiffin; Crystal Estrada, Upper Sandusky; Beverly Helms, Kansas; and Sara Moore and Jeannie Ricker, Fostoria.
Trine dean's list
ANGOLA, Ind. - David Roach of Clyde is on the Trine University dean's list.
ADA - Several local residents graduated from Ohio Northern University.
Anthony Brown, the son of Terry and Pamela Brown of Tiffin, received a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology. He is a graduate of Columbian High School.
Kari Colman, the daughter of Kenneth and Julie Reinhart of Alvada, graduated cum laude with a doctor of pharmacy degree. She is a graduate of New Riegel High School.
Alexandria Herman, the daughter of Kimberly Herman of Tiffin, graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. She is a graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School.
Jordan Reinhart, the son of Donald and Sandra Reinhart of Bascom, graduated magna cum laude with a doctor of pharmacy degree. He is a graduate of Hopewell-Loudon.
Justin Rentz, the son of Larry and Rachel Rentz of Tiffin, received a bachelor's degree in computer engineering. He is a graduate of Columbian.
Andrea Weisenburger, the daughter of Rose Crabtree of Tiffin and Mark Lang of Tiffin, received a bachelor's degree in forensic biology. She is a graduate of Columbian.
FINDLAY - Elizabeth Conley of New Riegel received a doctor of physical therapy degree from University of Findlay.
Marquette dean's list
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. - Molly Souder of Fostoria is on the dean's list at Marquette University.
Wright State dean's list
Local students on the Wright State University dean's list are Ashley Langjahr, high honors, and Ashley Wolfenbarger, high honors, New Washington; Katelyn Brodman, highest honors, Kyle Bayes, highest honors, and Adam Niederkohr, high honors, Carey; Jamin Fuller, high honors, and Kyle Smathers, highest honors, Tiffin; Susanne Lange, honors, Kaci Miller, highest honors, and Breann Smith, honors, Bloomville; Lauren Orians, highest honors, Alvada; and Olivia Woodruff, highest honors, Risingsun.
BW dean's list
BEREA - Local students on the dean's list at Baldwin-Wallace College are Matthew Bowen, Attica; Shallon Gabel, Fostoria; Macey Heslet, Aaron Hurd and Stephanie Shockley, Tiffin; Melissa Hoffbauer and Michael Widman, Bloomville; Joel McDaniel, Sycamore; and Robert Wank, New Riegel.
Teri Henry nominated for health worker award
Hospitals across the state gathered to honor 62 health care heroes who were nominated for this year's Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award, presented by the Ohio Hospital Association June 12. Mercy Tiffin Hospital nominated Teri Henry, RN.? "With a heart filled with compassion, Teri provides leadership to the staff responsible for the care of our patients," said Dale Thornton, president & CEO of Mercy Tiffin Hospital. "She leads by example as patients and their needs come first."
Teri is the manager of the Monitored Medical Surgical Unit at Mercy Tiffin Hospital. A graduate of Providence School of Nursing, Teri has been a member of the Mercy family for over 21 years. She mentors the newer nurses making them comfortable to seek her responses to questions or issues.
"Teri has a tenacity that makes her a loyal and devoted employee," said Anne Zimmerman, Chief Nursing Officer at Mercy Tiffin Hospital. "She cares dearly about her patients and tries to do everything she can to assure their expectations are met. The patient satisfaction scores in her department serve to substantiate this. Teri is an excellent clinician and acts as a mentor to her staff helping them to further develop their critical thinking skills. The employees of her department, her peers and the physicians she works with respect her for her enthusiasm and accountability."
Teri sits on the Ethics Board for the St. Francis Home in Tiffin, the Sentinal Medical Arts Advisory Committee in Seneca County and a PACS member for Brown Mackie. Teri also participated in Leadership Seneca County in 2011, and has continued her involvement with the group. Teri serves on the Employee Engagement Team and the Inpatient Satisfaction Team at Mercy Tiffin Hospital.
First aid app brings safety tips to smart phones
FINDLAY - The American Red Cross has launched a first aid app, putting free and simple lifesaving information right in the hands of smart phone users.
This app is the first in a series to be created by the American Red Cross, the nation's leader in first aid and emergency preparedness information. It's also the only first aid app created or endorsed by the American Red Cross for use on both the Android and iPhone platforms. It gives instant access to information on how to handle the most common first aid situations, and includes videos and interactive quizzes. Users who take quizzes can earn badges they can share with friends through social media to show off their lifesaving knowledge.
Due to the rapid increase in smart phone users, the app takes critical first aid information normally stored on bookshelves and in pamphlets and places it at the fingertips of tens of millions of individuals - which will save lives. The Red Cross app also includes trusted Red Cross disaster preparedness information for a number of common situations.
Downloading the app is not a substitute for training. For more information or to register for a course, visit www.redcross.org.