Records open for viewing
The records of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library Foundation for 2012 are open to the public for inspection.
Beginning knitting classes
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a series of beginning knitting classes 1:30-3:30 p.m. today and March 24 in the Frost Kalnow Room.
The program is free. Participants can learn to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. Participants should bring solid light-colored, worsted-weight yarn and knitting needles, US size 7, 8 or 9.
To register, call (419) 447-3751 or stop at the ccheck-out desk.
Egg Hunt at T-SPL
The Junior Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host an Easter Egg Hunt 2-3 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 28 in the Frost Kalnow Room.
The program is for children ages six and under and features story time, face painting and making a bunny basket.
Register by March 27 by calling the library at (419) 447-3751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book discussion group to meet
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's book discussion group, Let's Talk About It, is to cover "A Land More Kind Than Home" by Wiley Cash.
The group is to meet at 10:30 a.m. April 4 in the Junior Home room. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.
For more information, call (419) 447-3751.
Program for early literacy
The junior department at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host "Lets Move!" at 6:30 p.m. April 2 and at 10 a.m. April 3 in the Frost Kalnow Room.
The program is for children from birth through six years old. Participants can play, listen to music, do finger plays, and listen to new stories.
No registration is required.
For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or email email@example.com.
Easter activities at the library
BLOOMVILLE -The Bliss Memorial Public LIbrary is to host an Easter Fun Night at 6:30 p.m. March 25.
Several activities are planned, including an egg roll and an Easter craft. A snack also is to be provided and children up through fourth grade are welcome to attend.
Friends to meet
BLOOMVILLE - Friends of Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host its annual meeting at 7 p.m. March 27 at the library.
Library book sale
FREMONT - The Birchard Public Library, 423 Croghan St., Fremont, is to host a Book Sale in April.
Books are to be sold for 25 cents up to $3. The sale runs 5-8 p.m. April 17, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 19 and noon-3 p.m. April 20. April 20 will be a $2 bag sale.
To join Friends of the Library, the cost is $4 for students and seniors, $10 for individual, $15 for a family, $30 for individual sponsor or business associate and $50 for a corporate patron.
For more information, call (419) 334-7101.
Adult computer classes offered
FREMONT -Birchard Public Library of Fremont is offering a free hands-on training class called Mouse & Keyboard. The beginning user class is 9:30-11 a.m. April 3 at the library.
For more information or to register, call (419) 334-7101, ext. 216.
Free computer classes planned
GREEN SPRINGS -The Green Springs branch of Birchard Public Library is offering four free hands-on computer classes in April.
The class, Citizens Online, is 6:30-8 p.m. April 15,17, 22 and 24.
Graduates are to be entered into a drawing for a Lexmark Impact S301 printer.
For questions or to register, call (419) 334-7101.
Three named to Diamond Society
Bobbie Miller, Janet Herzog and Teresa Lonsway, sales associates with Coldwell Banker, Tri-Pro Realty LLC, have earned membership in the company's International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only the top 9 percent of sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.
Wringart joins Sterling Society
Sara Wingart, sales associate with Coldwell Banker, Tri-Pro Realty LLC, has been honored as a member of the company's International Sterling Society. This membership was awarded to the top 14 percent of sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system. ?Chairman Angela Patuto reported the minutes from the 2011 annual meeting and other items of interest.
Credit union members meet
Tiffin St. Joseph Federal Credit Union conducted its annual membership meeting Feb. 26 at Camden Falls. Seventy-seven were in attendance.
Chairman of the board of directors Lee Martin facilitated the meeting and provided an overview of 2012 credit union events. Supervisory committee CEO Rick Budde presented a review of the credit union's 2012 financial performance.
Employee service awards were presented to Vickie L. Smith, 5 years; Nancy A. Courtney, 15 years; Shirley J. Wright, 15 years; and Stephen E. Welter, 25 years.
Door prizes were won by Maria Welter, Rose Crabtree, Tom Breidenbach, Karen Welter, Donna Letterhos, Fran Hipp, Carmie Hartenstein, Virginia Schumm. Mike Gardner, Paul Berman, Tom Traunero, Steve Hartenstein, Angela Patuto, Mike Boes, Tammy Gaietto, Rita Goshe, Nancy Tschanen, Pat Berman, Sandy Gardner and Jessica Wise.
Tiffin St. Joseph Federal Credit Union has been operating since 1952 and is a full-service, member driven cooperative. The credit union recently was rated a 5-star credit union by BauerFinancial Inc.
Tiffin St. Joseph Federal Credit Union has locations at 25 Shaffer Park Drive, (419) 448-0191, and 170 S. Washington Street, (419) 448-5553.
Current GED test to expire by '14
The current version of the GED test is to expire at the end of 2013.
Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass or they will need to start over in 2014 with the new test in order to receive their high school credential. The deadline to register to complete your testing is Aug. 9. Last day to take the current version of the GED test is Dec. 10 and 11.
Many pass stopped buses
Randy Conger, transportation supervisor for Tiffin City Schools, announced 104 individuals have passed school buses with the flashing red lights on in February.
Business council to meet Tuesday
The Tiffin City Board of Education Business Advisory Council is to meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the administration building in the conference room.
Tiffin accepting applications
Tiffin City Schools is accepting inter-district open enrollment applications for the 2013-14 school year.
Inter-district open enrollment is for families that live outside the Tiffin City School District and want their child to attend one of Tiffin's schools.
Applications are available at the Tiffin City Schools' Administration Office, 244 S. Monroe St. A parent can request an application to be mailed by calling (419) 447-2515.
Kindergarten registration set
Buckeye Central Local School District is to register students for kindergarten classes for 2013-2014 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 4 and 9 at the Buckeye Central Elementary office.
Parents are asked to bring their child's birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency, and custody/guardianship papers, if applicable.
For questions regarding kindergarten registration, call the elementary office at (419) 492-1022.
Vanguard offers assistant programs
FREMONT -Vanguard Adult Career and Technology Centers, 1306 Cedar St. Fremont, has announced an administrative medical assistant program and legal office assistant program. Both are to run through Aug. 22, 2013-March 13, 2014.
Tuition is to be $5,800, which will include textbooks, exam fees, and supplies.
Financial aid is available for qualifying individuals.
To register call Becky Bernard, at (567) 201-2872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sentinel recognizes students
Sentinel Career & Technology Center would like to recognize Marissa Kirian and Kyle Miller as students of the month for February 2013. Selection was based on performance in career programs, citizenship, and involvement in youth group activities.
St. Wendelin to stage 'Footloose'
FOSTORIA -St. Wendelin Catholic Schools is to present "Footloose" at 7 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the south gym.
Admission is $6 for students and $8 for adults.
For more information, call (419) 435-8144.
Sentinel competes at leadership conference
Seventeen students from the Sentinel Careers in Education program participated in the Future Educators Association state leadership conference March 8.
Students prepared a variety of contests and submitted the projects in December.
Seniors Danielle Reilly, of Columbian, placed first; Samie Lear and Sam Morehart, of Mohawk, placed second; Kendra Bloomfield, of Mohawk, placed fourth; All seniors participated in the chapter display event and placed fifth.
Juniors Jessica Kardotzke, of Columbian placed fourth; Brittney Peters, of Hopewell-Loudon; Halie Fitch and Mckenzie Zimmerman, of Columbian placed fifth; Danielle Depinet, of Mohawk placed seventh; Mary Holmes, of Hopewell-Loudon, placed ninth; and all junior members participated in the chapter display event and placed tenth.
Students go to camp
FOSTORIA -Sixty-eight sixth-grade students from Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School and nine chaperones went on a trip to YMCA Camp Willson in Bellefontaine March 7-8.
The two-day field trip taught students lessons that go along with the common core standards in science, math and social studies. Students also were encouraged to challenge themselves with the 25-foot climbing wall and to work together in the survival and team challenge courses.
Columbian art student goes to sate
Josh Briggs became the Columbian High School art department's 56th state champion at the 2013 Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition March 9. Briggs' sculpture, titled "Mirror Man," is to be on display at the James Rhodes office tower in Columbus, April 14 through May 16.
Columbian choral groups earn superior ratings
The choirs of Tiffin Columbian High School participated at the Ohio Music Education Association large group adjudicated event with Lima Senior High School March 8 in Lima.
Bands and choirs from the District 3 region gave three performances.
The concert choir and freshman/sophomore women's chorus earned superior ratings and now qualify for state contest, April 26 at VanBuren High School.
The freshman/sophomore men's chorus earned a rating of excellent.
Calvert Power of the Pen results
Calvert Catholic Schools participated in the Power of the Pen Regional Tournament at Lourdes University. 33 schools from 11 counties were represented. Christina Park, Cecilia Brodman, Allie Beckly and Madison Jones competed for the seventh and eighth grades of Calvert.
Brodman placed first overall for the seventh grade. She is compete at the College of Wooster State Finals May 23-24.
Band looking for old uniforms
FOSTORIA - The Fostoria High School Band has been in existance since 1919.
In anticipation of the new marching band uniforms, the band department is looking to display past uniforms in the band room. The department is looking for uniform jackets and hats from past eras to fill the collection.
For anyone who can assist, contact the band department at (419) 436-4110 or email email@example.com.
Art students compete
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, encourages high school students across the Fourth Congressional District to submit artwork in the 2013 Congressional Art Contest.
Winners are to be chosen from high schools of the 14 counties in the district.
The district winner's artwork is to hang at the United States Capitol for a year in a display of winners from across the country.
Forms and information can be accessed through Jordan's website, jordan.house.gov.
For more information, contact Susan Ohl at (419) 999-6455.
Credit for teachers
ASHLAND -The Greater Richland Environmental Education Team and the Environmental Education Council of Ohio Region 6 are sponsoring the Environmental Workshop Series for teachers.
GREET members have scheduled hands-on, standards related workshops for this spring.
The workshops can go for college credit or for certificates to earn CEUs. Take a total of 15 workshop hours to earn 1 hour of credit through Ashland University or 30 workshop hours to earn 2 hours of credit.
The cost of credit is $210 per credit hour, due at the first class.
For more information, contact Joanne Mudra at (419) 892-3521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TU offers summer courses
Summer classes for Tiffin campus undergraduates are to be discounted 38 percent. There are more than 100 classes, seated and online.
Tuition is to be discounted to $430 per credit hour with seven-week terms. Undergraduates also will have the opportunity to graduate earlier.
For those using financial aid, students must be enrolled in six credit hours or more and will need to complete the undergraduate application for summer financial aid 2013-14 form.
For more information, contact Judy Hafley at (419) 448-3405 or email email@example.com.
New programs at TU
Beginning in May, Tiffin University is to inaugurate two new concentrations within its master of education degree program.
The first major is to be educational technology management concentration and the second is higher education administration concentration.
For more information, contact Nikki Hintze at (419) 448-3596 or email HintzeNM@tiffin.edu.
Flute quartet featured at Terra
FREMONT -As part of its Music on Sunday series, Terra State Community College's is to stage "High Frequency" flute quartet at 4 p.m. March 24 in the Recital Hall at Terra State.
For more information, call (419) 559-2379.
Motorcycle safety classes set
FREMONT -Registration has begun for basic rider, returning rider and experienced rider courses at Terra State Community College.
Classes start in April and run through October. This motorcycle safety program is offered through Motorcycle Ohio in Columbus and classes cost $50.
Terra is to offer one basic riders course during Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Other classes are offered on weekends, with day and evenings classes available. Motorcycles and helmets are provided; a valid motorcycle permit is needed.
New student government officers elected at Terra
FREMONT -Four students at Terra State Community College recently have been elected to serve as student government officers through fall semester 2013.
They are president, Angelina Williams, a nursing major from Green Springs; vice president, Adam Boyd, a nursing major from Fremont; secretary, Michele Upton, an executive office administration major from Bellevue; and treasurer, Alandra Willis, a biology major from Fremont.
CPR and first aid training
FINDLAY -The Marilyn & Gordon Macklin Intergenerational Institute is offering first aid and CPR training 6-10 p.m. March 25 in the Hub located at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane.
Cost of the class $60 and all fees are due at the time of registration.
For information or to register, call Linda Winkelman at (419) 425-3047.
Wright State grad list
DAYTON -Wright State University has released its graduate list from winter commencement.
Local students are Sasha Mosel of Bellevue, with a master's in science, and Matthew Howerton of Clyde, with a bachelor's of arts.
A total of 1,947 students earned degrees at 2012 winter commencement.
Bloomville native makes dean's list
LIMA -The University of Northwestern Ohio announced Jacob C. Frankart of Bloomville made the dean's list for the January 2013 session in the College of Applied Technologies.