Erin Freeze graduates from basic training
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Erin O. Freeze graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Freeze is the daughter of Ty Freeze of Tiffin and Melissa Freeze of Port Clinton.
She is a 2009 graduate of Old Fort High School.
Clyde native returning from Afghanistan
CLYDE-GREEN SPRINGS -Sgt. Kimberly Lamb, a Clyde native, returned in July from her military deployment to Afghanistan.
Working as a photojournalist assigned to the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Ohio National Guard, she traveled across northern Afghanistan capturing photos of the country and the Afghan people.
She is to share photos and stories at Clyde Public Library, 6-7 p.m. Nov. 7.
Orient Express next stop on 'Read It-See It' series
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a book discussion on "Murder on the Orient Express" by Agatha Christie as part of the "Read It-See It" series with The Ritz Theatre at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Frost Kalnow Room.
Copies of the book are available now at the library's information desk.
The Ritz Theatre is to feature the movie "Murder on the Orient Express" at 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Patrons can present their library card and get a free popcorn.
The "Read It-See It" series is the partnership between T-SPL and The Ritz in which beloved books are featured at the library with a family program or book discussion, followed by a motion picture viewing at the Ritz.
For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us.
Book fair at Saint Francis Home
St. Francis Home in Tiffin is to host a book fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday in the first floor auditorium at St. Francis Home. There will be a selection of new books and gift items available.
St. Francis Home is located at 182 St. Francis Ave. in Tiffin. For more information, call (419) 447-2723.
Tiffin board of education to meet
The Tiffin City Schools Board of Education will have its regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in cafetorium of the Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive.
Columbian parent/teacher conferences set
Tiffin Columbian High School is to have parent/teacher conferences by appointment 4:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 1 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 2.
Classes at Columbian, Sentinel, Tech Prep and Vanguard will continue to be in session Nov. 1.
Nov. 2, Columbian students will have no school, but classes for Sentinel, Tech Prep and Vanguard are to be in session; bus transportation is to be provided.
To schedule an appointment for conferences, call Pat Wise of Columbian High School at (419) 447-6331.
September students of the month
Students of the month for September at Tiffin City Schools are Caden Blust, Karter Reinbolt, Brittani Stiltner, Mallory Rife, Sophie Crist, Nick Grover, Austin Harp, Mykah Johnson, Madison Auble, Jared Consolo, Paige Gitcheff, Hannah Treadway
YMCA to begin registration
The YMCA in Tiffin is beginning fall session, "Creating a New You," Oct. 29-Dec. 15.
Member registration began Oct. 15 and program participant registration begins Monday.
Fitness classes, sports of all sorts, tennis lessons, swim lessons, youth volleyball, gymnastics and soccer classes will be available.
Also, Halloween Funfest is 6-7 p.m. Friday. Guests can participate in a costume contest, crafts and games.
For more information visit www.tiffinymca.org or call (419) 447-8711.
St. Wendelin Catholic School to host fall festival
FOSTORIA - Fifth and sixth graders from St. Wendelin Catholic School are to host a fall festival for pre-schoolers and St. Wendelin kindergarteners.
The festival for Y-Wonderland and St. Wendelin kindergarteners is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday in the south gym, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 29 in the north gym for Wesley Pre-school.
Students will be able to participate in a ring a pumpkin game, face painting, singing, snacks, and other fall activities.
St. Wendelin to host college night
FOSTORIA- Parents and students in grades 11-12 are asked to attend College Information Night 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in the St. Wendelin Catholic School cafeteria.
Tiffany Campbell, St. Wendelin Catholic School counselor, is to continue the series on preparing parents and students for the college application process.
Tiffin University also will be guest presenter and will share information including applying to colleges, FAFSA and applying for scholarships.
Parents are to receive a resource guide provided by Campbell with information pertaining to their students grade level.
For information, contact Tiffany Campbell at (419) 435-8144.
Soil judging team places 7th out of 48
OLD FORT - The Old Fort FFA Rural Soil Judging team placed seventh out of 48 teams in the Ohio FFA State Soils Career Development Event Oct. 13.
The team members are Molly Cleveland, Matthew Hill, Mackenzie Gillett and Austin Castro.
Oct. 3, the team placed third in the district event in Van Wert County. Prior to that, the team participated in the county event Sept. 25 in which they placed first. In the Rural Soil Judging CDE, the student members use knowledge gained in their classroom curriculum and apply it to real-life soil pit scenarios where they evaluate the land for its agricultural potential. In doing so, they consider the slope, depth of topsoil, surface texture, depth to bedrock and drainage.
Mohawk elects council members
MOHAWK - The Mohawk Junior High has elected student council members for the seventh and eighth grade classes.
The students spent a week campaigning, making posters to hang around the school and handing out buttons for their fellow supporters to wear.
Students then gave a speech at the end of the week to the entire student body. Then students were able to vote by secret ballot.
The adviser of the student council is junior high teacher Shelly Coffman.
The winners of the election were Chet Margraf, president; Chelsey Trusty, vice president; Amanda Wildman, secretary; and David Dietrich, treasurer.
NR school committee to meet
NEW RIEGEL - There is to be a New Riegel Schools audit/finance committee meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the library/media center, 44 N. Perry Street.
Red Cross seeks military donations
FINDLAY - The American Red Cross of Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot counties is seeking donations of supplies used in holiday care packages. Care packages are to be sent to local service members deployed during the holiday season.
Supplies may be dropped off through Nov. 9. Locations include the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St., Findlay; Walmart at on Trenton Avenue in Findlay; First Citizens National Bank branches in Carey and Upper Sandusky; Grace United Methodist Church in Carey; The Seneca County Red Cross office in the Tiffin mall; and Pantry Plus in Fostoria.
Items being collected include toiletries, games, food, socks and many other items.
Monetary donations also are being accepted to help cover the cost of shipping the packages. Donations can be sent to Hancock County Red Cross Holiday Care Packages, 125 Fair St., Findlay, OH 45840.
For more information or to submit a service member's name, call (419) 422-9322 or visit www.hancockredcross.org.
Church to donate Christmas gifts
A Christmas party at the Ecumenical Sharing Kitchen has been set for 11 a.m.-noon Dec. 15 in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul's United Methodist Church on Madison Street. Light refreshments are to be served and Santa is to greet guests with his bag of gifts for all.
The church packs 150 bags of gifts for adults and has games and toys for children. The Sharing Kitchen Board suggests: cookies for refreshments, games and new toys that do not require batteries, basketballs, footballs and soccer balls. Other needed items are bottles of dish detergent, bar hand soaps, dish towels and cloths, toothbrushes and other personal hygiene items, paper products including paper towels, facial tissues and toilet tissue.
Donors can bring gift items to the church 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday mornings by Dec. 13 to the door off the church's Monroe Street parking lot.
For more information, call St. Paul's office at (419) 447-1743.
Clyde toy drive kicks off
The "Caring for Clyde Kids" community toy drive kicks off Nov. 1-Dec. 6. Christmas Fest is the sponsor with support of the Clyde BPA. All the toys collected remain in Clyde and are distributed through the Clyde Food Pantry prior to Christmas. Families receiving toys must reside in the Clyde-Green Springs School District and show proof of address and financial need.
Items that may be donated this year are cash, new toys or gently used toys, batteries, bath and body supplies, make-up, Clyde Flier items and hair care items. Stuffed animals are not to be accepted this year. All items must be clean.
Collection boxes wil be lcoated at Clyde St. Mary's, Clyde police station, City Finance office, Clyde post office, Croghan Bank and any of the Clyde-Green Springs schools. Donations may also be mailed to "Caring for Clyde Kids," c/o Kay Dick, 145 Nelson St., Clyde, OH 43410.
For information, contact Dick at (419) 547-8014, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come to Heidelberg for a good scare
France Hall Haunted House invites students and area residents to Heidelberg University for a scare and to give back Thursday.
Before entering the haunted house, "France Frightmares," individuals can participate in free face painting, doughnuts and other goodies for children.
The haunted house features dozens of demons, mummies and ghouls.
Apple cider and doughnuts are avaialble, with donations accepted. Proceeds benefit building repairs.
France Residence Hall is Heidleberg's oldest active dormitory. The building was constructed in the 1920s.
For questions, contact Rebecca Dickinson, event coordinator, at email@example.com.
Terra program to present historian
FREMONT - The ElderCollege program at Terra State Community College is to host a day-long seminar by noted writer and historian Randy Buchman Thursday.
Buchman is to speak about the "The War of the Ohio Frontier," covering the War of 1812.
Buchman is retired from the city of Defiance and is a well-known historian, author and speaker on the War of 1812 and the native Indians that inhabited this area.
Cost to attend this event is $60 and includes lunch.
For information or to register, call (419) 559-2255.
Terra to host book signing
FREMONT -The book store at Terra State Community College is to host an "eerie" book signing by Dr. Victoria King Heinsen 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 31.
Heinsen, of Port Clinton, is to sign copies of her book, "Ghosts and Legends of Lake Erie's North Coast" in the CollegeStore in Building B.
The book is a collection of haunted tails from Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay, Catawba and Marblehead.
Heinsen is an adjunct faculty member at Terra where she teaches composition and has a personal connection with every one of her stories.
For more information, call Jessica Sanchez at (419) 559-2336.