Time remains to secure HEAP funding
Although it is officially spring, the temperatures, and many household energy bills, still bear reminders of winter. Columbia Gas of Ohio announces there still is time and available funding to secure assistance for energy bills.
Many of the programs are available for households at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level; for a family of four, that figure is $46,100.
For households at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, several assistance programs are still available, including:
Winter crisis program: Available through March 31, it provides assistance once per heating season to eligible households that are disconnected or threatened with disconnection.
Winter reconnect order: Available through April 15, it allows customers whose service is off for non-payment or who have received disconnection notices to take advantage of this service. No matter what amount is owed, service can be restored or maintained with a payment of $175 plus a reconnection fee.
Applications for HEAP: Available through May 31, the Home Energy Assistance Program is a federally funded program administered statewide by the Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Assistance. It is designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans with their home heating bills.
For more information, visist www.oacaa.org/directory.html.
Tiffin library hosts book sale
The Friends of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host its annual book sale 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 19 and 20 and 2-4:30 p.m. April 21 in the Frost Kalnow Room.
There will be a bag sale Sunday, selling any sized bag of books for $2.
There will be a special preview for Friends of the Library members only 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 18; memberships will be available at the door.
For more information, call (419) 447-3751.
Teens win video challenge
Tiffin-Seneca Public Libary's Teen Advisory Board has won the Collaborative Summer Library Program's video competition at the state level and will go on to nationals.
The T-SPL video was created by TAB members Lynette Kelbley, Shawn Daniel and Sarah Bryant. The video was selected as the Ohio winner and won a cash prize for the creators and a cash award for the library.
The video will be featured on the library's
Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tiffinsenecapubliclibrary.
Want to improve your Spanish?
CLYDE - The "La Tertulia" Spanish club is to meet 10-11 a.m. on the last Saturday of every month at the Clyde Public Library.
The club is geared toward those who have a basic knowledge of the language and want to improve their speaking skills. Registration is not required and the program is free.
Clyde collectors to meet
CLYDE - The Clyde Public Library will host "My Favorite 'Clyde' Things II" at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Attendees are asked to bring in items of local interest that they have collected.
No registration is required and the program is free.
Board to meet
The Tiffin City Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafetorium at the Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive.
Vanguard offers services for donations
FREMONT Community members are invited to the Community Outreach Day 9:30-10:30 a.m. and noon-2 p.m. Thursday at Vanguard Tech Center, 1306 Cedar St.
Students are asking for community members to donate non-perishable items to be given to charity. Students are to offer free services in return such as blood pressure checks, manicures, small appliance trouble shooting, car wash, small vehicle maintenance, identification kits for kids, address labels and more.
In addition, a class to teach how to make flower corsages is to be offered 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. in the landscaping and greenhouse management lab.
For more information, call (419) 334-5692.
Calvert offers special needs scholarship
Calvert Catholic Schools is looking to accept more special-needs students through the Jon Perterson Special Needs Scholarship Program.
The program is provided by the Ohio Department of Education. A scholarship is to be provided to a student with special needs who has an individualized education plan. Funds will be awarded to the families to pay the tuition at private schools and for additional services of intervention specialists and other therapists.
Deadline for applications is April 15.
For more information, call Todd Fox at (419) 447-5790.
Kindergarten registration for Clyde-Green Springs
CLYDE/GREEN SPRINGS - Kindergarten registration for the 2013 school year for Clyde-Green Springs Schools will be held in April.
Eligibility is open to children living in the Clyde-Green Springs District who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1.
Registration dates are April 16 at Green Springs Elementary and April 17 and 18 at Clyde Elementary.
For an appointment, call (419) 547-0588 by April 12.
Education leaders receive honors
The Northwestern Ohio Education Association announced some local Education Association members were recipients of awards during the district's annual awards banquet March 7.
Jennifer Conner of New Riegel Local Schools was awarded the NWOEA Local Service Award; Jerry Schlick of Seneca East Local Schools was awarded the NWOEA District Service Award; and Danielle Clime of Seneca East Local Schools was awarded the NWOEA Promising Leader Award.
Students receive science awards
Columbian High School students Lindsay Gilikin, Katie Repp, Jacob Dickman, Braden Kuhn, Kayla Magrum and Gage Dryfuse competed at the Marion Area Science and Engineering Fair March 16-17.
Repp received a $50 prize from Northern Ohio Wastewater Treatment and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Dickman was awarded the district award for best 11th grade project and the In Vitro Biology Award. Dryfuse received the Yale Award for the best 11th grade project in the area of physics, chemistry and engineering.
Fostoria Relay For Life sets event
FOSTORIA -The Fostoria City Schools Relay For Life Team, "Next Generation" is to host Crop Out Cancer 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 27 in the Fostoria High School cafeteria.
Cost to attend is a $25 donation to the American Cancer Society as part of the Relay For Life Team. The day includes scrapbooking. A light lunch will be provided. Two "Make-and-Take" card projects will be available for an extra $5 donation. There also will be a silent auction with proceeds going to ACS.
To attend, forms must be turned in no later than April 19 with the $25 donation.
For more information, contact Amy Baxter at (419) 436-4110 ext. 2201 or
V-S to offer EMT classes
Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers will be offering an EMT program in April.
The first class is 6-10 p.m. April 2 at the Vanguard Campus in Fremont.
Another class 6-10 p.m. April 10 at the Sentinel Campus in Tiffin.
To register, call (419) 334-6901 ext. 2731.
Bank offers scholarships
Charter One Bank is offering its third annual TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship, awarding a total of $50,000 in college scholarships to 40 students across the country for the 2013-14 academic year.
Applications are being accepted April 1, participation is limited to 3,000 applicants.
For more information, visit www.charteronebank.com/scholarship.
Food Service group finishes meetings
Food Service Chapter 74 was to conclude its 2012-13 school year of meetings March 19. Jan Beard, Rose Zoeller and Deb Shellhammer were to step down from their positions as new officers were to be installed.
Through February, a total of 162,248 reimbursable lunches and 24,408 breakfasts were served to Tiffin City School District's students.
TU to host Easter egg hunt
Tiffin University's Student Government is to host the annual Christi Thomas Memorial Easter Egg Hunt at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Heminger Recreation Center.
Age groups are 2 and under, 3-4, 5-6, and 7 and up. Hunting times vary.
Also featured will be the TU Dragon and the Easter Bunny.
There is no charge for the event just bring a basket to collect eggs.
For more information, call Laura Green at (419) 448-3424.
Program hits record enrollment
As of the fall 2012 semester, Tiffin University's master of humanities program has enrolled 165 students, more than double the program's enrollment from the previous year.
Tiffin University establishes school
Tiffin University has established the School of Graduate and Degree Completion programs to begin operation during the summer semester 2013.
The new school is to oversee academic administration of all graduate and degree completion programs currently offered including bachelor's degree completion programs in business administration, criminal justice, professional studies, paralegal studies, and master's degree programs in business administration, criminal justice, education and humanities. Additional degree programs will be added in the near future.
TU honors seniors
Tiffin University is to honor the academic achievements of seniors at the annual academic honors ceremony at 1:30 p.m. April 7 in the Gilmor Student Center.
TU's professor's paper accepted to national conference
Tiffin University Professor James Rovira's paper, "Knowing Love and Peace by their Opposites: the Demonic in Blake and Kierkegaard," has been accepted for the 2013 National Conference of North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, to be held later this year in Boston.
TU's Fang-Mei Law presents papers
Tiffin University Professor Fang-Mei Law presented two accepted research papers at the 2013 Academy of Criminal Justice Science annual meeting. The papers were "Why Do College Students Drink?" and "The Impact of Reality Therapy on Self-Efficacy for Female Drug Offenders in Taiwan."
The conference was March 19-23, in Dallas, Texas.
Tiffin riders excel
Tiffin University equestrian team competed at the regional competition at the equestrian facilities of University of Findlay March 16.
Hunt seat riders were Michelle Holman, who placed fourth in novice equitation on the flat, and Josh Gerschutz, who placed sixth in advanced walk trot canter equitation.
Overall, the hunt seat team placed fifth out of 12 teams in the region for the year. The western team was reserve champion team, they placed second out of nine teams for the year.
Nicole Bruck moved into the finals for her division. She had a second place finish, which advances her to the national semi final competition this weekend in Pomona, Calif.
'Curious Savage' to be staged at TU
Tiffin University's Dragons Den Players is to present "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick.
Curtains are to rise at 8 p.m. April 12 and 13, and at 3 p.m. April 14. Performances will take place in TU's Osceola Theatre.
Tickets are $4 and will be available at the door.
Native makes dean's list
Joel Ardner, 2008 Calvert High School graduate and 2012 Muskingum University graduate, has been named to the dean's list at Logan College of Chiropractic for the first trimester.
Northwest Ohio college career fair
TOLEDO - Collegiate Employ-Net is to host a career fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 5 in the Owens Community College gymnasium.
Employers offer internships, full- and part-time employment. Register at www.cenconnects.net.
Quicken Loans, Cedar Point and Cummins Bridgeway are among the participating employers.
For more information, contact Lisa Dewey at (419) 559-2258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raffle offers new 2013 vehicle
Baumann Auto Group is donating a choice of one of five vehicles - Chevrolet Malibu, Hyundai Sonata, Buick Verano, Ford Fusion or a Dodge Dart - to one winner.
Community Hospice Care is selling tickets for $5 a piece to win one of these vehicles. All proceeds benefit Community Hospice Care and other surrounding area charities.
To purchase tickets, contact Community Hospice Care at (419) 447-4040 or stop in the office at 181 E Perry St., Tiffin. The drawing will be Sept. 28.
UF dean's list
FINDLAY -The University of Findlay has announced the students that have made the dean's list for the fall semester.
Students include Gabryelle Johnson, Loretta Kelbley, Tessa Kelbley, Amy Littlejohn, Ila Lynch, Ryan McKinnon and Derek Shermon of Carey; Jessica F. Lynch of Bascom; Ivy Billings, Alexandria Bishop, Krystal Brant, Micahel Copas, Jacinda Jones, Kacie Pholman, Keri Seel, Nicholas Steve and Debra J. Ward of Fostoria; Caitlin Baker, of Kansas; Lauren Fredritz, Jacquelin Messersmith, of McCutchenville; Melanie Margraf, Kylie Mathias and Brooke Scherger of New Riegel; Katherine Britton, Taylor Elchert, Mariah Hohman, Tyler Long, Lauren Meisner and Nathan Ritzler of Tiffin.
Owens of Findlay to host literacy fair
FINDLAY - Owens Community College will celebrate the importance of literacy by inviting area residents to participate in several free activities at a Literacy Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday in Owen's Education Center room 111.
For more information, call (567) 429-3029 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext 3029.
Clyde native graduates from Kent
KENT - Kaysia Crews of Clyde received a bachelor's of science in education from Kent State University.
Stein Hospice seeks volunteers
Stein Hospice is looking for volunteers to aid in its many fundraising events.
Responsibilities include registering participants, baking, selling raffle tickets and soliciting donations. Events occur throughout Erie, Huron, Lorain Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties.
An orientation is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Firelands Regional Medical Center South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky.
Volunteers must be 18 or older, attend a one-hour orientation and be fingerprinted.
For more information or to register, contact Angie Esposito at (800) 625-5269 or email email@example.com.
Hospice employee completes workshop
Alice Frazier-Snook, licensed social worker at Community Hospice Care, attended the workshop "Embracing the New Normal: Living Well after a Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease or other Dementia," March 7 at Winebrenner Seminary at University of Findlay.
The conference, offered by the Alzheimer Association of Northwest Ohio, was sponsored by Community Foundation of Findlay-Hancock County, Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Blanchard Valley Health System, The Heritage in Findlay and the Good Samaritan Society of Arlington.
Red Cross offers babysitting course
Combining video and interactive activities, the Red Cross is offering an online course that helps students develop leadership skills and tools for reacting appropriately and efficiently in the event of an emergency. Topics include how to provide care for infants and children; how to stay safe; what to do in an emergency; how to choose age-appropriate activities; and how to recognize and handle a variety of behaviors.
The online course can be completed in as little as four hours and there are no additional participant materials required to take the course. Within the environment, participants have unlimited access to downloadable resources that can be used for additional self-learning or to refresh their skills.
For more information or to register, visit redcross.org/babysitting or call (800) REDCROSS.
Two named to Diamond Society
Bobbie Miller 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.
Wingart 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.