Sunday announcements, Sept. 2

Bloomville Lions to host ox roast

Bloomville Lions Club is to host the 53rd annual ox roast 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 9 at Bloomville Fire Station.

The menu features pit beef sandwiches, macaroni or potato salad, applesauce, ice cream and a drink. Patrons can dine in or use the drive-through.

Proceeds are to support eyeglasses and community projects benefiting those in the local area. Along with the Lions International mission of promoting and protecting eyesight, some important local causes the club supports include the junior fair livestock sales at the Attica and Seneca County Fairs, the Seneca County Park District, several Red Cross Bloodmobiles and providing support to local families in need.

T-SPL to close for Labor Day holiday

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

The library is to re-open with regular hours Tuesday.

The library also is to be re-opening 1-5 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 9 through Memorial Day.

‘Play’ at T-SPL

The junior department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Playtime @ the Library at 10 a.m. Friday and Sept. 21 in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The program is hosted with Seneca County’s Ohio Early Intervention. Toys and activities are to be offered to children ages 18 months to 5 years old, to interact with their caregivers in an unstructured, creative play.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit

Sign up for a library card in September

September at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to be Library Card Sign-up Month.

The perks of owning a library card are to be highlighted and there are to be opportunities for those who wish to sign up for a card.

All month long, new patroons are to be entered into a drawing for a gift basket. Current patrons also can be entered to win if they refer someone.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit

MCL announces new titles

SYCAMORE — Mohawk Community Library is to introduce new adult fiction titles into its circulation.

Titles include “Walking Shadows” by Faye Kellerman, “Tear Me Apart” by J.T. Ellison, “Trust Me” by Ryan Hank Phillippi, “Face Off” by Brenda Novak, “Shattered at Sea” by Cheryl Hollon, “Safe and Sound” by Fern Michaels and “Don’t Look Back” by Dawn Ryder.

Babies welcome to story time event

FOSTORIA — Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to host the program Baby & Toddler Story Time at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 205 Perry St.

The program is geared toward babies and toddlers along with their caregivers.

Hear stories at Clyde library

CLYDE — Clyde Public Library is to host story time at 4 p.m. Tuesday and at 11 a.m. Thursday at the library, 222 W. Buckeye St.

The event is to feature stories for preschoolers ages 2-5 years old.

The 30-minute session includes stories, finger plays, music, art, movement and language activities.

For information, call (419) 547-7174.

Baby book program announced

CLYDE — Clyde Public Library is to host the Book Babies program at 10 a.m. Thursday at the library, 222 W. Buckeye St.

The program is for infants through 24 months with a caregiver. The event features stories, baby games and musical activities to create a playful learning experience.

After school program planned

CAREY — The After School Bunch is to meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dorcas Carey Public Library, 236 E. Findlay St.

Movie day at Carey library

CAREY — Dorcas Carey Public Library is to host a movie day at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the library, 236 E. Findlay St.

NCA awarded grant for REACH program

The National Machinery Foundation has warded North Central Academy a $10,000 grant to be used to implement a county-wide career education program — REACH.

The grant is to be used to work with seven local school districts including Fostoria, Hopewell-Loudon, Mohawk, New Riegel, North Central Academy, Old Fort and Seneca East.

Mercy College honors lists

TOLEDO — Mercy College of Ohio has announced students who have been named to the 2018 summer semester honors lists.

Local students named to the list include Kourtney Elswick of Attica; Amber Gonyer of Bradner; Olivia Zimmerman of Carey; Laura Galvan of Fostoria; Nicole Hanlon of New Washington; and Melissa Lang of Tiffin.

TU selected to join consortium

Tiffin University announced it has been selected by the Council of Independent Colleges, in partnership with the Association of College and University Educators, to join the national Consortium for Instructional Excellence and Career Guidance.

This is a new initiative that is to prepare up to 500 faculty members to use evidence-based teaching practices shown to promote student success while embedding career guidance into their existing courses.

A cohort of TU’s faculty members are to enroll in ACUE’s new course, “Career Readiness and 21st-Century Skills.”

Kristina Collins, vice provost of academic excellence, distinctiveness and effectiveness at TU, is to lead the cohort in 25 learning modules beginning in fall.