The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library now has a new database called Newspaper Archive: Ohio Edition to aid in your genealogy research. Newspaper Archive: Ohio Edition gives you free access to NewspaperArchive.com, the world’s largest online newspaper archive. This is a massive collection of more than seven million newspapers that covers Ohio history from 1800 to 2017 and allows you to search for your ancestors by name and location. The subscription for this service was paid for by the Seneca County Genealogical Society. For more information, call 419-447-3751.
Assistance for septic repairs or replacements is available for rural homeowners through WSOS Community Action Commission. Residents of Crawford, Erie, Seneca, Sandusky, or Wyandot County, who are in need of system repairs or replacements, or public sewer tap-ins, may be eligible for Home Sewage Treatment System funding. For more information, call 419-332-2078.
Below is a list of scheduled art classes to be held at the Tiffin Art Guild, 130 S. Washington St.
June 9 – 2nd Saturday for Kids, ages 8-14, “Shibori,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
June 16 – Batik Workshop, ages 15 and up, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
June 23 – Kids Crafts for 3-Pillar Program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
June 30 – Garden Sculpture Day, 10a.m.-Dusk
July 14 – 2nd Saturday for Kids, ages 8-14, Collage, 10 a.m.-noon
July 18 – Acrylic Painting Workshop, 6-9 p.m.
July 21 – Kids Crafts for 3-Pillar Program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
July 25 – Acrylic Painting Workshop, 6-9 p.m.
Aug. 9 – Oil Painting Workshop, 12-3 p.m.
Aug. 16 – Oil Painting Workshop, 12-3 p.m.
For more information, call 419-902-7966.
WSOS Head Start preschools in Fostoria and Tiffin are now enrolling students for the 2018-2019 school year. The Head Start program provides no-cost preschool for children 3-5, providing kindergarten readiness, socialization, and other important developmental needs for children and families. Full-day and part-day preschool options are each available for families. For more information or to register in Fostoria, call 419-435-4884. For more information or to register in Tiffin, call 567-220-7003.
Children wishing to participate in Elite Sport and Culture Week’s Three Pillar Program can earn both the Culture Pillar and the Education Pillar at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library August 6 through the 31.
The Three Pillar Program encourages children in kindergarten through sixth grade to complete three pillars of Olympic values; Sports Pillar, Culture Pillar, and Education Pillar. Those who complete the Three Pillar Program are invited to Elite Sport and Culture Week’s Festival of Champions at Tiffin University’s Heminger Center on October 23 to receive a prize and have their picture taken with an actual Olympian.
In order to earn the Education Pillar, children must check out and read five books about sports. They will then write a list of the sports books and bring it back to the Junior Library. In order to earn the Culture Pillar, children will hand draw and color the flag of a country of their choice, or children can opt to create a game and explain it to the Librarians in the Junior Library.
Hosted by Tiffin University, Terra State Community College, and Tiffin Mercy Health, Elite Sport and Culture Week allows the Tiffin community to meet world class athletes and coaches, including Olympians and Paralympians October 20 through 25.
For more information, please call 419-447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Bouncing Babies” on Tuesday, August 7th at 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. in the Junior Home Room. The program will feature stories, rhymes, songs, and finger plays. Parents or caregivers and babies, age birth to 18 months old, are asked to sign up for one session of language enrichment activities, at one day advance of scheduled session. Please call 419-447-3751 to register for this free, fun and educational experience for both babies and adults.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the next Ink Well Writing Club meeting on Tuesday, August 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the Kernan Computer Lab. All types of writers serious about sharpening their skills with review and critique by their peers are welcome to join. Participants are asked to submit writing samples to email@example.com by July 31th. Samples will be shared with peers prior to the first meeting and privacy will be respected. No registration is necessary. For more information, call Library at 419-447-3751 or go to the online calendar at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
The public is invited to attend a free workshop on the basics of frog gigging on Aug. 7, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
The workshop will begin at 7 p.m. at the Barney Quilter CCC Camp, located at 1518 East County Road 113, Green Springs. Participants should plan to stay well after dark to participate in the field portion of the workshop.
Topics to be covered by ODNR Division of Wildlife officials include equipment, techniques, regulations and a cleaning demonstration. At dusk, groups will search the ponds on camp property with ODNR Division of Wildlife staff in pursuit of frogs. Participants are encouraged to wear old clothes and shoes, and bring waders, hips boots, or a canoe or kayak to better access frogs in the ponds. A headlamp or flashlight is also recommended.
Interested parties are reminded that anyone 16 years of age or older is required to have a valid fishing license to participate. Preregistration is required by August 6, as space is limited. Please contact Andrea Altman at 419-429-8321 for more information and to register.
Visit the ODNR Division of Wildlife website at wildohio.gov to learn more Ohio’s fishing opportunities and local wildlife.
The Seneca County General Health District will be sponsoring a Senior Health Check on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the Commission on Aging from 9:30-11:15 a.m. for anyone age 60 or over. The Health Check Clinic includes vital signs, glucose, hemoglobin, lung sounds, edema, urinalysis, weight and height, review of medication, and education. For more information, call 419-447-3691.
There will be yoga classes on Wednesdays, from 5:15-6:15 p.m. at St. Francis Spirituality Center – Greccio Room, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. A $7 donation is requested. Extra mats and belts will be provided, if need be. All are welcome with any level of Yoga experience. No registration or experience required. For more information, call 419-447-0435, ext. 136.