Sunday announcements, Sept. 23

Seneca County EMS receives grant

Just for Kids of Seneca County presented Seneca County EMS a $7,500 grant Sept. 17 to be used to purchase nine identical pediatric care kits to be placed in every county ambulance and in the county’s Echo Unit vehicle.

The kits are to make training easier across the county.

Progress continues on Habitat house

The Habitat for Humanity home under construction at 276 3rd Ave., Tiffin, was assembled in August by Heidelberg University students working through the Hype Career Ready Program participating in a “common experience.” Designated as “Blitz Build,” the program involved more than 240 students under the supervision of Brain Snivley, director of operations for Help Build Hope Crossroads Mission; Paul Start director of religious life and civic engagement; and Beth Hoop, coordinator of student engagement.

Students assembled walls in the Krieg Hall Parking lot and delivered them to the Habitat job site. The following weekend, Heidelberg students assisted in setting the wall panels in place.

This past week, a crew from Clouse Construction set trusses and sheeted the roof. Within a couple of weeks, the roofing, windows and doors are to be installed.

Carol Dell, executive director for the Seneca Habitat, expressed gratitude for the cooperative partnership of Heidelberg University, Crossroad Missions, the Cole Family Foundation and Clouse Construction.

Volunteer work days are Tuesday afternoons, Thursday and Saturday mornings at the job site.

FELC welcomes AmeriCorps NCCC team from Iowa

Franciscan Earth Literacy Center welcomed AmeriCorps’s Maple 9 Team based out of Vinton, Iowa.

FELC has been awarded an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps federal grant, which is to provide a team of seven young adults to assist with conservation education work for Seneca County for the next seven weeks. The team is to assist FELC with the nature center’s new furniture install, painting, new outdoor classroom install, trail signage, trails improvements, and invasive species removals.

Members are to be trained to conduct K-12 programs (3rd grade renewable energy) and are to assist with developmental classes (community gardens programs).

FELC invited Seneca County Park District, City of Tiffin Parks and Recreation Department and Campfire USA Camp Glen to get involved. At all sites, invasive species removals will be completed as well as trails improvements. For county parks, the crew also is to help complete a GIS-based habitat design. They will help Tiffin Parks and Rec with the Sandusky River Clean Sweep.

For more information on opportunities to partner with St. Francis Community and FELC, visit and To read more about AmeriCorps, visit

Preschooler story time set at T-SPL

Preschool story time is to take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Frost Kalnow Room of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St.

The program features stories, poems, songs, finger plays, crafts and more.

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

Toddler event at T-SPL planned

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Toddler Tales at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The program is developed for children 1 1/2 to 3 years old. It is an interactive program that encourages movement through rhymes, stories, songs and dancing.

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

Bouncing Babies to meet at T-SPL

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s Bouncing Babies program is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday in Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The interactive program features rhymes, songs, stories and lapsit fun for babies and caregivers ages birth to 18 months old.

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

Family story time set for next week

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library youth service department is to offer family story time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and at 10 a.m. Friday in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The program features stories, songs, rhymes and more for all ages.

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

T-SPL writing group to meet Oct. 2

The next Ink Well Writing Club meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Kernan Room of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St.

Participants are asked to submit writing samples to by Tuesday.

T-SPL to screen documentary

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to show an episode of the documentary series, “The Private Life of a Masterpiece” at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4 in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

This is a special event in conjunction with the Pen to Palette Tour.

The episode to be screened tells the story of Edgar Degas’s sculpture “Little Dancer Aged 14.”

The Pen to Palette Tour is a partnership between T-SPL and Allen Eiry Center that features the book “The Painted Girls” by Cathy Marie Buchanan.

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

Library group to host wine tasting

Friends of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and Ralph’s Joy of Living are to host a wine tasting event 6-8 p.m. Oct. 4 at Ralph’s Joy of Living, 33 N. Washington St.

The event is open to anyone 21 and older. Guests would sample a variety of Ralph’s Joy of Living favorites for $20 per person.

A portion of the proceeds is to benefit the Friends of the Library.

Guests are to RSVP by Oct. 1 online at or by calling (419) 447-3751.

Lego Saturday planned for Oct. 6

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Lego Saturday 2-4 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The theme for October is flags.

Baby, toddler story time at Kaubisch

FOSTORIA — Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to host 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.

Kaubisch to host story time

FOSTORIA — Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to host story time at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the library, 205 Perry St.

Story time planned at Seneca East

ATTICA — Seneca East Public Library is to host Preschool Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the library, 14 N. Main St.

The program is suited for children ages 3 years old through those in kindergarten.

Take an adventure at Clyde library

CLYDE — Clyde Public Library is to host Angela’s Adventures in Story Time at 6 p.m. Monday at the library, 222 W. Buckeye St.

The program is for ages 2-6 and features reading, singing and playing games.

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 weekly 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.

Lego club to meet

CLYDE — Clyde Public Library Lego Club is to meet 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 222 W. Buckeye St.

All ages are welcome to come and build with the library’s collection of Legos.

Baby book program announced

CLYDE — Clyde Public Library is to host Book Babies 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 at library announced

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

Early literacy program planned

CAREY — Dorcas Carey Public Library is to host Mother Goose Time at 10 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and at 10 a.m. Thursday for infants through 2-year-olds at the library, 236 E. Findlay St.

The program features stories, songs and activities.

Time for stories at Carey library

CAREY — Dorcas Carey Public Library is to host story time at 10 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the library, 236 E. Findlay St.

The program is for children ages 3, 4 and 5 and feature stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories and crafts.

Letter recognition program at Carey

CAREY — Dorcas Carey Public Library is to host ABC Come Play with Me at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the library, 236 E. Findlay St.

The program helps to teach letter recognition to children up to 5 years old who have not started kindergarten.

Children also are encouraged to play with each other and learn the importance of sharing.

TC students have artwork displayed in Columbus

Tiffin Columbian High School Art Department has announce that junior Dharma Luzader, sophomore Cortney Powers and junior Zeynep Yurekli have had their artwork selected for the annual Emerging Artist Exhibition. The Emerging Artist Exhibition was created for Ohio students in grades 9-12.

Their works are on display through Oct. 20 at the State Teachers’ Retirement Systems building, 275 E. Broad St., Columbus.

The exhibition is sponsored by Ohio Art Education Association.

TCS reading program seeking volunteers

Tiffin City Schools’ Read to Succeed program is in need of program volunteers to read with students between kindergarten through fifth grade.

Mentors are asked to read an hour a week with the same student.

For more information or to volunteer, call (419) 447-1566.

Board extends HU president’s contract

The Heidelberg University Board of Trustees has announced that, in accordance with terms of President Robert H. Huntington’s 2018-2023 employment agreement, his contract has been extended an additional year.

Huntington was given a rolling contract designed to automatically turn into another five-year contact at the end of the first year and every year thereafter. As a result, his new contract has been extended to June 2024.

Under Huntington’s leadership, Heidelberg has invested about $28 million to complete 13 new construction and major renovation projects that have dramatically improved the student and guest experience on campus. The university has also made strides in raising over $64 million in its Academic Comprehensive Campaign for Excellence.

Huntington also has overseen the development and implementation of a number of new programs, including the PlusOneAdvantage Free MBA, co-curricular HYPE Career Ready Program and the Four-Year Graduation Guarantee.

Coppus employee awarded by Fiat Chrysler

Charlie Flechtner, sales and leasing consultant at Coppus Motors Inc., was recognized Sept. 17 as a 2018 Jeep Expert, a 2018 Ram Expert and a 2018 Uconnect Expert by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Performance Institute.

As a recognition of those achievements, Flechtner was sent lapel pins for each expert status.

David Pauly graduates from FBI academy

Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Special Agent Supervisor David Pauly graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, Sept. 14. The 273rd session consisted of men and women from eight states, 25 international countries, four military organizations and five federal organizations. FBI Director Christopher A. Wray was the principal speaker at the ceremony.

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program at the FBI Academy offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents and other staff members having advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise. National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia.

Pauly is one of 51,270 graduates that represent the alumni, nationally and internationally, of the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935.