Sunday announcements, Oct. 15

Learn to attract wildlife to your backyard

The Seneca Conservation District is to host a Backyard Wildlife Event 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Miller Conservation Farm, 5998 E. TR 138, Republic.

The conservation district team is to be there to teach how to attract and deter animals in the backyard.

There also is to be a hayride and walk around the farm to see areas that attract animals.

For more information, call (419) 447-7073 or email kmoore@conservesenecacounty.com.

T-SPL cooking group to meet

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the monthly “Cook by the Book Cooking Club” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Junior Home Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

Adults are invited to discuss everything cooking, including successful and unsuccessful recipes, kitchen trends and gadgets and tips and suggestions that help in the kitchen.

October’s theme is crockpot meals to share.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit www.tifffinsenecalibrary.org.

T-SPL to host toddler program

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to present Toddler Tales at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 24 and 31 and at 10 a.m. Wednesday and Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The program is for children ages 1-3 years old and features stories, songs and finger plays.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751.

Terra State to host skilled trades fair

FREMONT – Terra State Community College is to host a Skilled Trades Fair 5-6 p.m. Wednesday in the Engineering Technologies Building, 2830 Napoleon Road.

Businesses scheduled to participate include Century Die, Green Bay Packaging, Materion, National Machinery, Northern Manufacturing, Revere Plastic Systems, Tong’s AC, Heating and Plumbing, Vaughn Industries and Webster Industries.

Locals earn scholarships

YOUNGSTOWN – More than 400 first-year students at Youngstown State University have received Honors, Provost and Housing scholarships for the fall semester.

Local students who earned scholarships are Tyler Leibengood of Clyde, Housing Excellence Scholarship, and Kelsey Johnson of Kansas, Honors Program Scholarship and Honors Housing Scholarship.

Students inducted to honor society

BASCOM – Sixteen students from Hopewell-Loudon High School have been inducted into the National Honor Society.

The students inducted were Bailey Breidenbach, Bailee Coss, Reece Frederick, Rebecca Green, Jenna Ickes, Renae Kapelka, Shyene Livesay, Garrett McCoy, Benjamin Meade, Allison Merry, Jaret Nelson, Mykala Reinhart, Denver Staib, John Turco, Stephanie Wilfong and Brock Williams.

Hopewell-Loudon High School has been active in the National Honor Society since 1973 and has inducted more than 700 people.

Be aware of bus safety week

National School Bus Safety Week is Monday through Friday. The week-long event serves as a reminder for students, parents, teachers and the community to keep school bus safety in the forefront.

The theme this year is “Stop on Red.”

School bus transportation plays a critical role in the education of Ohio’s students as the direct link between home and the classroom.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety produces an annual report on traffic crashes. In the 2015-16 school year, of the nearly 400,000 traffic crashes, 1,205 involved school buses.

The biggest risk facing Ohio’s buses is a distracted driver. As the bus travels its route, it is a moving intersection. Each time the bus stops to load or unload students, traffic must stop.

NCOESC board to meet

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors are to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Tiffin campus, 928 W. Market St.

NCA board to meet

North Central Academy Board is to meet at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 W. Market St.