Sunday announcements, Sept. 24

Clyde library announces events

CLYDE – Clyde Public Library has announced events for October.

The following is a list of upcoming events:

• Pilates @ the Library, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Mondays in October.

• Knifty Knitters, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 3, 17.

• Computer Basics 1, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 2.

• Computer Basics 2, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 4.

• Alien Abductions, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 5.

• Essential Oils 101, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 10.

• Cookbook Club, noon-1 p.m. Oct. 12.

• The Ohio Sasquatch, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 12.

• Internet Basics 1, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 16.

• Internet Basics 2, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 18.

• ORBS – Ohio Research of Banded Spirits, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 19.

• Family movie night, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 20.

• La Tertulia, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 28.

• International Game Week, Oct. 30.

For more information or to register for events, call (419) 547-7174.

TU to host Hispanic Heritage events

The Institutional Diversity & Equity Committee, School of Business, Office of International Affairs at Tiffin University, Heidelberg University and the International Cultural Center is to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month now through Oct. 15 with several events.

Events include:

• Food and Culture – Latin American “Gifts of the World,” 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday in Chisholm Auditorium.

• Shaping the Bright Future of America,10-11 a.m. Oct. 4 in the Marion Center.

• Dia De Los Muertos carnival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Marion Center.

Local student presents research

DELAWARE – More than 30 Ohio Wesleyan University students shared the results of their summer science research projects and internships Monday at the university’s 25th annual Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium.

Local students who shared their research included Erika Shultz of Tiffin, presenting “Slow Wave Activity as a Marker of Proactive Control.”

TU to be honored for diversity

Tiffin University is to be honored as an institution committed to diversity for 2017, on behalf of Minority Access.

The presentation is to take place during the National Role Models Conference Friday through Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C.

The National Role Models Conference is one of the most prestigious conferences of its kind addressing issues of diversity and disparities in the nation. Minority Access is committed to increasing diversity and its mission is to assist colleges and universities to recruit, enhance and retain underserved and underrepresented populations.

The university launched a multi-year initiative, “Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness” in November. CCU builds global and cultural appreciation into the DNA of the university which points out that “global” is not limited to international, ethnicity or race.

Experience Malaysia during event

Malaysia Up Close is to take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bailiwicks Coffee Co., 62 S. Washington St.

The event is to feature Victor Choo, a Heidelberg University student from Malaysia.

There are only 12 seats available and registration is required by calling (419) 447-3358.

Terra foundation funds equipment

FREMONT – Terra College Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved $173,196 for program support and the purchase of new equipment to be used in the classrooms at Terra State Community College.

Seven programs are to benefit from the funding. Such as nursing, student and enrollment services, digital media technology, electrical power and controls, manufacturing/engineering, physical therapist assistant and music technologies.

TU professor to be honored

Sushmita Ghosh has been awarded the “Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman-2017” for outstanding services, achievements and contributions for keeping the “Flag of India High.”

She is to be honored at the Global Indian Summit Wednesday at the House of Lords in London.

Ghosh is a professor of science at Tiffin University. She has made contributions to the fields of science education and Indian culture in the U.S. since 1984.

TCS board to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafetorium of Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive.

Seneca East to host singing competition

ATTICA – Seneca East High School is to sponsor the sixth annual So You Think You Can Sing vocal talent competition at 6 p.m. Oct. 14.

The competition is for middle or high school students who have a gift for singing on stage. Prize money and trophies are to be awarded to top vocalists in both age divisions.

The event is to feature a touring a cappella group and music professionals from Tiffin University.

Entry forms and guidelines are available at Seneca East’s website,

The deadline for entry is Oct. 9. Admission for audience members is $5 for adults and $3 for children. All proceeds support academic awards and functions at Seneca East Middle and High School.

Conservation District to offer classroom tools

Seneca Conservation District, through a grant from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, was able to purchase tools to use to evaluate soil health on Seneca County Farms.

Those tools can be used to discuss soil health in area school classrooms. Students can “get their hands dirty” without having to go outside.

The district has put together links for the classroom, including Soil Science Society of America, Nebraska Youth Soil Quality Lessons, NRCS Lesson Plans and the Conservation District’s Pinterest board.

For more information or questions, contact or call (419) 447-7073.

Columbian brings artists, student body together

Tiffin Columbian High School hosted an artist carnival Sept. 15 to allow the student body to connect with the student artists through artwork and games.

TCS superintendent joins task force

Superintendent Gary Barber of Tiffin City Schools is to serve on the Ohio Team for the New Skills For Youth initiative.

Barber is the only K-12 superintendent in Ohio to serve on the task force.

Ohio received a $2 million grant from the Council of Chief State School Officers and JP Morgan Chase & Co. to strengthen and expand career pathways. The initiative aligns with Gov. John R. Kasich’s Executive Workforce Board’s initiatives and many Ohio Department of Education activities focused on a strategy to make sure Ohio’s students are ready for the workforce upon graduation.

CCSSO and JP Morgan Chase awarded $20 million in grants to 10 states including Ohio to increase the number of students who graduate from high school prepared for careers. Each state is to work with government, business and education leaders to strengthen career education and create pathways to economic success.

In November, Barber is to travel to Cincinnati for a three-day Career Readiness Network Fall 2017 Convention to participate in the “New Skills For Youth State-to-State Sharing and Learning on Scaling High Quality Pathways.”

Reineke Ford celebrates anniversary

FOSTORIA – Reineke Ford Inc. of Fostoria celebrated 50 years of partnership with Ford Motor

Co. Aug. 24, 1967, William F. Reineke Sr. was welcomed into the Ford Motor Co. in Fostoria, and Reineke Ford has been selling new Ford vehicles ever since.

Reineke took a great risk with the support of his wife, Corrine, and moved his family from Toledo to Fostoria. He moved there in 1960 and first acquired a Buick Oldsmobile franchise. In 1967, he acquired the Ford franchise from Willis B. Hakes, who was an original dealer approved by Henry Ford in 1913.

Thomas Reineke, who now is the dealer principle and has been working at this dealership for the past 40 years. Tom Reineke and wife, Stacey, have raised their children in Fostoria.

Today, Reineke Family Dealerships has Ford & Lincoln franchises located in Tiffin (Reineke’s Tiffin Ford Lincoln), Findlay (Reineke Ford Lincoln of Findlay) and Lima (Reineke Ford Lincoln of Lima) along with Reineke Ford in Fostoria.

“Our long standing relationship defines why Ford continues to be our flagship brand,” Tom Reineke said. “From stated values to quality products we’re proud to be a part of the Ford family.”

Hospital recognizes employee years of service

Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital honored 72 employees at the annual employee recognition reception Monday.

Lynn Detterman, Toledo rural market president, and Diana Olson, director of human resources, congratulated employees and expressed appreciation for their dedication to the hospital and patients.

Employees who received awards included: Jenna Alford, James Barth, Amy Boumaig, Cathy Branson, Brooke Brickner, Meagen Dorr, Erin Garcia, Danielle Guillen, Angela Klotz, Jana Martin, Nikki Nye, Linda Pina, Monica Romanko, Melissa Schade-Hoerig, Elizabeth Sexton, Mandy Slaughter, Michelle Smith, Tiffany Snavely, Nicole Turner, Sean Tyler and Lorraine Zaenger, 5 years; Arin Bowles, Jennifer Buskirk, Theresa Cochran, Rebecca Cooper, Ashley Depinet, Lonnie Fitch, Jennifer Gillig, Kristine Jones, Justin Lauthers, Jennifer Link, Jan Murphy, Luz Reyes and Kristy Welch, 10 years; Rachel Brickner, Walter Brown, Lori Groves, Kimberly Lynch, Dionne Myers and Briana Ringenbach, 15 years; Rhonda Fox, Laura Gaietto, David Gardner, Stephanie Lucius, Carmen Metzger, Angela Reiter, Tammy Smith, Theresa Swartzmiller, Malinda Welter, Joann Widman and Lisa Williams, 20 years; Sue Bigelow, Heather Cramer, Craig Hepp, Pamela Shock and Teri Stump, 25 years; Francis Kimmet, Kathy Kuhn, Kelly Schreiner and Ronald Shock, 30 years; Mary Amlin, Anne Colatruglio, Carol Gottfried, Rebecca Kramer, Jo Might, Gwendolyn Wiseman and Karen Wood, 35 years; Janet Coffman, Paul Jones, Lori Myers and Leora Perkins, 40 years; and Mary Jean Naugle, 45 years.