Sunday announcements, Dec. 23

Play with Legos at the library

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s Lego Saturday is at 2 p.m. Jan. 5 in the Frost Kalnow Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

Legos and blocks are to be provided. For all ages.

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

Writing club to gather

Ink Well Writing Club is to meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Kernan Room at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St.

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

Make crafts at the library

Get Crafty @ Your Library with the Seneca Re-Ads at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 11 in the Frost Kalnow Room at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St.

Register online at or call (419) 447-3751.

Knitters, crocheters can work at the library

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Sit & Stitch 1:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27 in the Junior Home Room of the library, 77 Jefferson St.

The program is for knitters and crocheters of all ages and skill levels. Bring yarn, needles and knitting or crocheting projects. No registration necessary.

Small Business Seminars

FREMONT – The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, “Small Business Basics,” that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.

This seminar will take the confusion out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Learn the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning. The January schedule is:

• Jan. 2 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (conference room), 8043 W. S.R. 163, Oak Harbor

• Jan. 9 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce (conference room), 19 W. Market Street, Tiffin

• Jan. 16 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Erie County Chamber of Commerce (conference room), 604 W. Washington Street, Sandusky

• Jan. 23 – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Terra State Community College

(Building D, Room 115), 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont

These events are free and open to the public. To register or for more information, contact Bill Auxter, Director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at 419-559-2210 or

Ashland graduates

ASHLAND — The following students received degrees as part of Ashland University winter 2018 commencement ceremony on Dec. 15.

Local students who gradated include Natalie Bisignano of Attica, bachelor’s degree in psychology, Magna Cum Laude honors; Nicholas Mikovits of Clyde, bachelor’s degree in sport management; Tyler Mesnard of Bascom, bachelor’s degree in intervention specialist education; Ciara Wagner of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree in nursing and Kimberly Smathers of Clyde, master’s degree in education.

USM graduate

MISSISSIPPI – Michael Estep, Jr. of Tiffin earned a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering technology from The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) on Dec. 7, during commencement exercises.

Findlay students perform in recital

FINDLAY — Students at the University of Findlay recently performed in a fall instrumental recital.

Vanessa Parlier of Tiffin, performed “Gavotte & Hornpipe” by Henry Purcell/ Ronald Dishinger on the trumpet and Jack Yeater of Carey, performed “Sonata” by Corelli/McMillan on the marimba.

Airman Javen Hall

U.S. Air Force Airman Javen Hall graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Peg Baker recognized with award

Peg Baker was recognized with the Volunteer of the Quarter Award at Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital. Approximately 100 volunteers help fulfill Mercy’s mission of caring for the sick and injured through their generous giving of time and talent.

The Volunteer Excellence Award is presented each quarter and then annually to a volunteer who is nominated by either a fellow volunteer or Mercy Health Tiffin employee. The award was created to recognize a Mercy volunteer who goes above and beyond the requirements of their assignment and reflects the Mission and Core Values of Mercy.

Peg earned and was presented with the 2018 fourth quarter award. Peg’s nomination read: “Peg has a regular shift Friday afternoons at the front information desk. She has a warm smile and very compassionate demeanor with patients and their family members presenting themselves at the desk. Peg is quick to get up from her chair and take folks where they need to go without hesitation. She multi-tasks between the desk and covering the escorting duties as well. Sometimes, the desk associates are also pressed into watching the front door and caring for the folks needing to use the valet. Peg does all of this in stride and with great confidence. Peg is a great representation of giving of herself in our “service” core value.”

For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact Laurie Kaple at 419-455-7694

Association elects directors

Lynn O. Radabaugh, president of MGQ Aggregates Inc., recently was elected as 1st vice president for the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association. The election took place at OAIMA’s 100th anniversary celebration which included the 2018 annual meeting and trade show. OAIMA represents over 95 percent of the aggregates and industrial minerals mined in Ohio. Ohio produced over 140 million tons of natural resources in 2017, and another 11 million tons of other industrial minerals, including salt, shale, clay, industrial sand and building stone. OAIMA is the largest minerals industry organization in the state.