Sunday announcements, Nov. 17

Area residents can help provide Christmas gifts

This holiday season, Tiffin residents can join others in filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for impoverished children.

Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week is Monday through Nov. 25 at the Upper Room Tabernacle, 437 N Sandusky St. This year, Tiffin residents hope to contribute 550 gifts to the global collection goal of 9.8 million gift-filled shoeboxes.

Anyone can participate in Operation Christmas Child. For information, call (800) 567-8580 or visit

Airman Cody M. Hade

Air Force Airman Cody M. Hade graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Hade completed a 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 earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Hade is the son of Laura Hicks of Oak Harbor, and Frank Hade of Sycamore.

He is a 2010 graduate of Oak Harbor High School.

Pvt. Jamie L. Johnson

Army Reserve Pvt. Jamie L. Johnson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During training, Johnson studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Johnson is the son of Wendy and Ben Johnson of Clarksville, Tenn.

He is a 2012 graduate of Fostoria High School, Fostoria.

Library directors to meet

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s Board of Directors are to meet at noon Tuesday in the Junior Home room.

Adult book group to meet

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s adult book discussion group, Let’s Talk About It, is to meet at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 5 in the Junior Home room to discuss “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson.

Copies of the book are available at the information desk.

T-SPL hosts open knitter classes

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host open knitting sessions for knitters of all skill levels 1:30-3:30 p.m. today, Nov. 24 and Dec. 1 in the Frost Kalnow room.

Participants can bring their own knitting projects, yarn, and needles along with questions and discussion topics.

The program is free and no registration is required.

T-SPL to feature international guests

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host International Story Time featuring Saudi Arabia at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Frost Kalnow room.

Patrons are to hear about Saudi Arabia culture and customs, make crafts and have native snacks.

Registration is required.

To register call the junior library, at (419) 447-3751 or visit

Make homemade gifts at library

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Gifts from the Kitchen at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 5 in the Frost Kalnow room.

The program is to be presented by Ruth Anne Musgrave.

The program is free and is to feature new ideas for homemade gifts for the holiday season.

To register visit, or call the library, at (419) 447-3751.

T-SPL to host teen tech time

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s teen department is to host Teen Tutoring and Tech Time 3-5 p.m. Mondays beginning this week.

The program is for students in grades six through twelve.

Teens are able to use the computers for enjoyment, or homework and hang out with friends.

Community Christmas party set

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Operation Elf: A Community Christmas Party 1-4 p.m. Dec. 8 sponsored by National Machinery LLC.

The celebration is to include family activities such as holiday games and crafts, storytelling and face painting, and Gordon the Magician is to perform 3 p.m.

Santa Claus also is to be present for photos and to hand out gifts.

Refreshments are to be provided and no registration is required.

Adult craft night set

SYCAMORE – The next Adult Craft Night is to be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Mohawk Community Library. Susan Runion is to teach how to make warm knotted fleece blankets.

The blankets will be used in the Winter Warm-Up program in January. Participants may bring your own fleece to make a blanket to take home.

Kool Kidz Klub at MCL

SYCAMORE – The MCL Kool Kidz program is to teach how to make Chex Mix at 4 p.m. Monday at Mohawk Community Library.

The children are to make it and then eat it while they play bingo. The Kool Kidz program is free for children in third grade and older.

Learn to sew with Nicole

SYCAMORE – Nicole Johnson continues her sewing classes at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mohawk Community Library.

Johnson is to cover how to make darts and read patterns.

Ohio vs. Michigan family fun night

SYCAMORE – Patrons can dress in their favorite team colors for the Mohawk Community Library’s Family Fun Night at 6 p.m. Nov. 25.

Participants can dress in either Ohio State or Michigan colors and join in crafts and football themed games.

TU’s GAO to host 5K

Tiffin University’s Global Affairs Organization is to host a Turkey Trot 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday at Hedges-Boyer Park. Registration is to begin at 6:30 a.m.

Cost to participate in the race is $3 for students or $8 for the run plus a T-shirt; $5 for adults or $10 for the run plus a T-shirt; and for teams of 10, cost is $40.

All proceeds are to go toward the Adopt-A-Child Foundation.

For further questions, contact Jamie Naber at

New staffers at TU

Clinton Vickers is to join Tiffin University Information Technology Services as executive director and chief information officer. Vickers is to be responsible for information technology infrastructure, enterprise applications and system/user support.

Joe Borich, TU MBA 2012, was named Tiffin University’s director of its annual fund.

TU’s Hill has paper published

Joshua Hill, assistant professor of criminal justice and security studies, has published a paper in the Criminal Justice Policy Review titled, “The Purloined Letters: Presidential Use (and Abuse) of Signing Statements in Criminal Justice Policy.”

The paper was co-authored with Willard Oliver of Sam Houston State University and Nancy E. Marion of the University of Akron.

Carroll presents at Canada conference

Gretchen Carroll, professor of organizational behavior and human resource management at Tiffin University presented her research on “Developing High Performing Contextually Intelligent Leaders” at the 15th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference in Montreal, Canada.

TU students take part in mock trial

Stephanie Hatton, an adjunct professor in the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences at Tiffin University, and students in her Juvenile Justice Systems class participated in a mock trial Nov. 7.

GAO attends Lake Erie conference

Tiffin University’s Global Affairs Organization sent its first delegation to the Lake Erie International Model United Nations-Lake Erie Conference XX Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Cleveland.

Eleven TU students represented various delegations. This spring students are to attend a Model NATO delegation this spring.

Attica resident named to sorority

ASHLAND – Marissa Willman of Attica has been named a member of the Delta Zeta sorority at Ashland University.

Willman is majoring in integrated language arts and is a 2012 graduate of Seneca East High School. She is the daughter of Christoper and Dana Willman of Attica.

Fostoria native honored

ASHLAND – Frances DiCesare of Fostoria has been named a member of the Collegiate Middle Level Association at Ashland University.

DiCesare is majoring in middle grades education. She is a 2010 graduate of Fostoria High School.

She is the daughter of Frank DiCesare and Jenny Fraely of Fostoria.

Sullivan named to honorary

ASHLAND – Molly Sullivan of Tiffin has been named member of the American Chemical Society at Ashland University.

Sullivan is the daughter of Thomas and Teresa Sullivan of Tiffin. She is a 2011 graduate of Calvert High School.

Area students volunteer with ‘Make a Difference’

MARIETTA – Danielle Snyder of Tiffin and Alex Anderson of Upper Sandusky volunteered during the annual Make a Difference Day at Marietta College.

Owens students to stage play

PERRYSBURG – Owens Community College students, staff and faculty are to put on an adaptation of Bonnie Jo Campbell’s “American Salvage” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. Thursday-Saturday and at 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg.

TU’s Kahle-Piasecki presents research

Tiffin University faculty member Lisa Kahle-Piasecki presented her research on Mentoring in Fortune 1000 corporations at the 2013 Mentoring Conference organized by The Mentor Institute at the University of New Mexico.

The annual conference attracts researchers from some of the top research institutions in the country.

In the paper, “Best Practices in a Changing Mentoring Environment,” Kahle-Piasecki and co-author Sheila Doles from the University of Toledo discussed the similarities and differences the authors found in their individual research – those in Fortune 1000 companies and those in higher education.

Lakota board to meet

KANSAS – The Lakota Local School District Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the school, 5200 CR 13, Kansas.

NCOESC board to meet

The North Central Ohio Educational Service Center is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at NCOESC Marion Campus, 333 E. Center St., Marion.

Tiffin finance committee to meet

The Tiffin City Board of Education’s Finance Committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Administration Building, 244 S. Monroe St.