North Central Electric Cooperative members to meet
The 77th annual meeting of North Central Electric Cooperative is set for Tuesday at Seneca County Fairgrounds, Tiffin.
Members are to elect members to serve 3-year terms on the cooperative's board of trustees. Three Seneca County incumbent trustees are running unopposed in their respect districts.
The cooperative is operating under new election procedures this year. At the 2012 annual meeting, the membership changed the nomination procedures, requiring candidates to secure at least 25 signatures on a nominating petition from residents living within their district. Previously, the cooperative had a nominating committee select two members to run for each district board seats.
Also, the membership changed the cooperative's bylaws to allow voting by mail or electronically. Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. Cooperative members should bring their signed registration card that was sent with their June electric bill. Uncle Dudley's Catering of Willard is to serve dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. Members are to be able to visit member business displays, HVAC dealers and wellness displays.
Prior to the business meeting, Gatlin is to perform in the grandstands at 5:30 p.m. The business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will feature reports from North Central General Manager Markus Bryant and Board President Duane Frankart.
North Central serves more than 9,600 members Seneca, Crawford, Wyandot, Richland, Huron, Sandusky, Hancock, and Wood counties.
Carey Chamber of Commerce to host tournament
The third annual Carey Chamber of Commerce Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament is set for Friday and Saturday at Harrison Smith Park, Upper Sandusky.
The cost is $10 per person and is non-refundable. Registration was due Thursday.
Clyde museum sets programs
The Clyde Museum is announcing the Summer Family Program Series, set for 2-3 p.m. the third Thursdays of June, July and August at the museum, 124 W. Buckeye St., Clyde. The theme of the series is "The Arts" and is to feature local art and artists of the past.
The first program is June 20, and is to focus on visual art. Opportunities to experience painting, chalk drawings, pottery, beading, yoyo quilting and carving soap are planned. A program on July 18 is to focus on musical arts and the program Aug. 15 is to be theater arts.
Programs are sponsored by the Clyde Heritage League and are free.
Registration appreciated by calling (419) 547-7946, Brenda at (419) 639-3017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Preschoolers should be accompanied by an adult.
The museum is is open 1-4 p.m. Thursdays and by appointment.
Karen Frey loses big
After 10 months of hard work and determination, Karen Frey has lost 100 pounds. Frey said she feels like a new woman, but knows she still has a challenge for her next goal.
Weight Watchers & Bodyworks Trainer Eric Capetillo helped Frey reach her goal. She is to continue working on her new transformation.
Bodyworks Fitness and Tanning is located at 1550 W Market St., Tiffin. For more information, call (419) 447-0775.
Annual cemetary meeting set
OLD FORT - Pleasant Union Cemetery annual meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel in Old Fort. All lot owners and interested parties are invited to attend.
There is to be a dedication of the new memorial walkway. Brick pavers have been installed and orders are being taken for the next installment. For more information, call Jeanne Joseph at (419) 992-4421.
The 73rd annual Kollat Reunion is set for 12:30 p.m. June 23 at Fred and Sherry Bouyack's residence, 181 S. C.R. 260, Clyde.
The event is to include a potluck lunch, and attendees are asked to bring their own table service, sports equipment and games, as well as a new or used item for a door prize. Swimming is available.
For more information or directions, call Dorothy Peters at (419) 547-0659.
Kyle Smathers, a 2008 graduate of Calvert High School and son of Denise and Thomas Smathers, was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force as a second lieutenant April 26. April 27, after completing a 5-year program at Wright State University, Kyle also was conferred with a bachelor's degree in computer engineering with an Air Force studies minor.
During Kyle's time at R.O.T.C. Detachment 643, he was involved with almost every aspect of the cadet wing. He created the first wing-wide attendance system and overhauled the operations group, which was responsible for day-to-day training of cadets.
Kyle is categorized as a 17D Cyberspace Operations Officer, with his initial assignment to be determined after his continued training at Kessler Air Force Base in Mississippi. He aspires to eventually attend Intermediate Network Warfare Training at Hurlburt Field, Fla.
Lego Saturday next weekend
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Lego Saturday 1-3 p.m. Saturday in the Frost Kalnow room.
The program is for all ages. The library is to proved Duplo blocks for children ages 2-4 and Legos for ages 4 and up.
The theme for June is "your favorite book."
Scavenger hunt for teens
The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library continues the teen summer reading program with "Beneath the Books Scavenger Hunt" at 5 p.m. June 17.
Participants are to search the library for clues with the theme "Beneath the books."
The winner and runner up are to receive prizes and door prizes also are to be given.
Parents, children to discuss books
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library continues the junior summer reading program with a Parent-Child Book Club at 6:30 p.m. June 19 in the Frost Kalnow room.
The program is for children entering fourth and fifth grades and parents. No registration is required.
The first book is "Holes" by Louis Sachar. The book is available in the junior library for check out.
For more information about the book club or the summer reading program, call (419) 447-3751.
Come and read with Kennedy
The junior library at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the first "Read to Kennedy" program 11 a.m.-noon June 19 in the Frost Kalnow room.
Participants ages six and older also can come 11 a.m.-noon July 10 and 2-3 p.m. June 26 and July 17 to read with Tiffin City Schools therapy dog, Kennedy.
Participants are asked to arrive 30 minutes before to sign up for a 15 minute session.
Learn about worms at the library
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library continues the junior summer reading program with "Small & Squirmy" 2 p.m. June 20 in the Frost Kalnow room.
All ages are welcome.
Mohawk library receives grant
SYCAMORE - The Mohawk Community Library has received a grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation for the Summer Reading program. MCL is able to expand the children's section of the library.
Come learn about groundhogs
SYCAMORE - Beth Diesch from Seneca Soil & Water District is to present the program "G is for Groundhogs," at 10 a.m. Monday at Mohawk Community Library.
Kids are to learn about groundhogs, discover where they live, what they eat and some of their adaptations.
Learn how to paint with light
SYCAMORE -Patrons can learn to paint with light at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mohawk Community Library.
John Lizotte is to teach the class. A question-and-answer session is to follow the class along with a live demonstration and a chance for participants to take pictures.
Children to build fairy gardens
SYCAMORE - Children in the third grade and older can come create fairy gardens at 11:15 a.m. Friday at Mohawk Community Library.
Containers, soil, rocks, moss and plants is to be provided.
Summer reading begins at library
CLYDE - Summer public library activities for teens begin Monday at the Clyde Public Library.
Teens interested in robotics, Raspberry Pi, Manga drawing, Minecraft, Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh card games and music are to meet weekly.
For more information, visit clydesplat.blogspot.com
Reading program at Clyde library
CLYDE - Seventh- through 12-graders can "Rock Out and Read" Monday through Aug. 2 at the Clyde Public Library.
Teens are to evaluate books they read and receive a small prize and entry in the $20 gift certificate drawings.
For more information, call (419) 547-7174.
Live role-play at the library
CLYDE - The Clyde Public Library is to host an ongoing tabletop role playing game "The World of Darkness" at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Registration is required for the program, which is for ages 16 and older.
For more information, call (419) 547-7174.
Old Fort awards scholarships
OLD FORT - Seniors were awarded scholarships at Old Fort High School's commencement ceremony May 26.
Those students include Kristin Bender, Tyler Bowes, Mikenna Clinton, Amanda Davidson, MacKenzie Gillett, Garet Kimmet, Jeffery Koebel, Allister Phillimore and Ashley West.
Program committee to meet
The Tiffin City Board of Education's Program Committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday at the Administration Building, 244 S. Monroe St.
Carey board to meet
CAREY The Carey Exempted Village Schools Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Monday.
Lakota board to meet
KANSAS- The Lakota Local School Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Monday.
Disabilities board to meet
The Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Opportunity Center.
Handicapped organization receives grant
SYCAMORE - The Mohawk Multi-Handicapped Unit received a $10,000 grant from "Seeds of Change, Share the Good," for the green house project at Mohawk High School.
The school plans to use the grant to expand the current green house to include vegetable garden beds, create hands-on learning for all students and develop a program to send home vegetables to families with low incomes throughout growing season.
TSC awards scholarships
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Tractor Supply Co. and the National FFA Foundation announced the results of their new Growing Scholars program.
Customers donated $362,324, which resulted in 284 scholarships awarded to FFA members, 19 of which were awarded to Ohio residents. Local students awarded include Grant Price of Tiffin and Darby Walton of Sycamore.
Teacher receives cash award
SYCAMORE - Kindergarten teacher Heidi Fortney of Mohawk Elementary School recieved a $2,500 academic award from California Casualty.
The money is to go toward her classroom for school supplies or new technology.
May students of the month
CLYDE/GREEN SPRINGS - McPherson Middle School of Clyde-Green Springs Schools announced May students of the month.
Those students include Alma Dominguez, Ryder Gamertsfelder, Michael Miller, Alexis Ott, Jewel Roberts and Zach Tornow.
Mental health board gets certification
The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities awarded board re-certification to the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties May 31. This is the highest level of certification that a local behavioral health board can receive. This is the second time the bord has received the three year certification.
Cheri L. Walter, CEO of OACBHA, said the certification process offers a substantive and objective means by which to evaluate the Board's processes, systems and efficiencies.
OACBHA awards 3-year certification to boards that demonstrate substantial fulfillment of its standards, including compliance to risk management and insurance, health and safety, human resources, mission and program, governance, finance and operations, continuous quality improvement, and ethics.
"Board staff and members work diligently to meet the standards of operating an efficient, transparent Board that meets the needs of those individuals who experience the effects of mental illness and/or addictions," said Nancy Cochran, exective director of the local board. " Their recovery from a mental illness or an addiction is what brings us to the office each day."
Learn about eye disease research
St. Francis Home Inc. is to host a meeting of the International Low Vision Support Group Meeting/Webcast at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.. The title of this month's session is "Summary of Research & Development 2013" presented Dan Roberts, director MD support.
Staff members from St. Francis Home help to facilitate the meetings. To reserve a seat, or for more information, contact Jane Cook, director of nursing, at (419) 447-2723.
Kidney support group to meet
FOSTORIA - The Kidney Disease Support Group is to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. This support group is free.
This support group was developed as an extended support service to those who have kidney disease, their family members and interested public.
For more information, call Keesha Talley at (419) 436-6685.
Mercy foundation to host golf outing
The 2013 Mercy Tiffin Foundation Walter A. Daniel, M.D., Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Aug. 19 at Mohawk Golf and Country Club. A "Par-Tee" theme highlights the event. Clouse Construction is supporting the outing as a platinum-level sponsor.
The golf tournament is a handicap scramble with a tee time scheduled for 9 a.m. The registration fee is $150 per person, of which $62.92 (or $82.92 for Mohawk club members) is tax deductible. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, continental breakfast, lunch and a participant gift. Following the tournament, a dinner, catered by The Pioneer Mill, is to be served.
Registration deadline is Aug. 5 or until all 36 spots have been filled.
Also, raffle tickets for a Holland Maverick Gas Grill are being sold in conjunction with the event. Cost per chance is $5 each or five for $20. Contact the foundation office to purchase tickets.
"We are looking forward to another successful golf outing in this, our 22nd year of the event," Bernie Steinmetz, foundation manager, said. "This event provides a great opportunity to golf on Mohawk's beautiful course while also supporting the Mercy Tiffin Foundation."
This event has generated funds for the foundation over the past 21 years.
Platinum-, gold-, silver-level and hole sponsors and donors are being sought. For more information about registration or sponsorship opportunities, contact Steinmetz at (419) 455-7049.
Fostoria hospital to host cancer support group
FOSTORIA - Friends Helping Friends Cope, a women's cancer survivor support group, is to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. This support group is free.
Friends Helping Friends Cope was developed as an extended support service for women who have survived any form of cancer, as well as their family members and interested public.
For more information, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Cancer and Infusion Center at (419) 436-6626.
FCH offers CPR/AED course
FOSTORIA - The American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED course for adult, child and infant application is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Conference Center, on the hospital's lower level, entrance 2. The cost is $50.
The class teaches untrained rescuers how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims. Participants are to learn to recognize the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children.
To register or for more information, call ProMedica Wellness at (419) 436-6688.
J. B. & Co. Inc. earns roofing awards from Firestone
Firestone Building Products Co. has presented J. B. & Co. Inc. with the 2013 Master Contractor award, a longstanding commercial roofing quality recognition award. The Tiffin firm is one of 260 to earn this distinction for roofing system excellence from an established network of more than 3,000 Firestone Red Shield licensed contractors. In addition, the firm is one of 174 to receive the Firestone Inner Circle of Quality Award for maintaining a high level of quality.
"Throughout the year, J. B. & Co. Inc. exceeded Firestone's expectations for superior installations and commitment to roofing excellence that merited these well-deserved accolades," said Tim Dunn, president of Firestone Building Products. "Attaining both the Inner Circle of Quality and Master Contractor Awards reflects the firm's ability to uphold our high commercial roofing standards, demonstrate superior skill and showcase outstanding workmanship."
For information on J. B. & Co. Inc., contact Sam Strausbaugh and/or Jason Velazquez at (419) 447-1716 or via email at
Howell earns recognition
Aaron Howell, an American Family Insurance agent in Tiffin, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification.
Howell has been an agent for American Family since March 2009. His office is at 227 E. Perry St.
The service excellence distinction was determined through an evaluation process conducted under guidelines established through the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience certification.