Sunday announcements, June 4

YMCA earns grant

Tiffin Community YMCA has received a grant from Westfield Insurance Foundation.

The grant is part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program which invites Westfield independent insurance agents to nominate a local nonprofit in the areas of disaster recover, insurance pathways, family stability or safety.

Comfort Keepers franchisor recognized

CK Franchising Inc., the franchisor of Comfort Keepers of Northwest Ohio, has earned a national award for its customer engagement efforts.

Comfort Keepers of Northwest Ohio, an in-home care provider for seniors and other adults needing care, has been awarded the Circle of Excellence award for ongoing commitment to customer engagement by the National Business Research Institute.

“At Comfort Keepers of Northwest Ohio, our mission to help seniors age in place as independently and comfortably as possible depends on our ability to keep them engaged, happy, healthy and satisfied,” said Gary Neisler, owner of Comfort Keepers of Northwest Ohio. “Client engagement is something we’ve always been committed to in our office, and we’re proud to be a part of a network of caregivers that has such a shared commitment across more than 700 locations.”

The award recognizes organizations that place a high value on employee and customer engagement. These organizations demonstrate their dedication by conducting best-in-class survey research with NBRI and taking action to improve.

For more information about Comfort Keepers services, visit

OGT available to adult students

FOSTORIA — Adult students who have met graduation requirements, except for the Ohio Graduation Test, and want to take it, can make arrangements with Fostoria City Schools by calling (419) 436-4110.

Heidelberg dean’s list

Heidelberg University announced the students who have been named to the spring 2017 dean’s list.

Local students include Ethan Caudill, Samuel Petrie and Hannah Wagner, all of Attica; Jessica Wagner of Bascom; Sarah Heindel of Bettsville; Jasmyn Mullins and Johnathan Van Camp, both of Bloomville; Taylor Arbogast, Hannah Draper and Hunter Jordan, all of Carey; Maria Gerber, Derek Gray, Mollie Knighton and Rachel Peters, all of Clyde; Ayako Hampton and Haley Schreiner, both of Fostoria; Rebecca Webb of Green Springs; Morgan Brant of McCutchenville; Hunter Hemminger of New Riegel; Emma Breyler of New Washington; Jonathan Beaber of Risingsun; Clara Adelsperger, Danielle Depinet and Mya Morris, all of Sycamore; Maram Alforgani, Mohammd Alkharaan, Theresa Barger, Johanna Becker, Joseph Boehler, Ren Boehler, Shane Boehler, Erikka Breidenbach, Courtney Carter, Heather Claiborne, Stephanie Crossman, Ron Davis, Kacie Elchert, Tanner Fisher, Joshua Hubler, Courtney Hughes-Ksenich, Quinn Kanter, Christian Kiesel, Milissa Kiesel, Desiree Lockett, Anika Maiberger, Jacob Mosser, Collin Pecoraro, Allison Perry, Emmanuelle Ramsdell, Jada Reaves, Brock Riggs, Sarah Semer, Kelly Strausbaugh, Cheyane Thacker, Shayla Thomas, Katherine White, Roman Williams, Kory Wise and Alisha Yoder, all of Tiffin; and Alexander Hampton and Thomas Martin, both of Upper Sandusky.

Clyde student named to dean’s list

PORTSMOUNTH — Victoria Rodriguez of Clyde has been named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at Shawnee State University.

Muskingum dean’s list

NEW CONCORD — Ethan Lynch of Republic has been named to the spring 2017 semester dean’s list at Muskingum University.

Mercy College academic lists

TOLEDO — Mercy College of Ohio has announced the spring 2017 semester academic honors lists.

Local students include Tracy Bordner of Attica; Chelsea Moll of Bradner; Megan Moore and Hannah Zaleski, both of Clyde; Christian Campbell, Brandi Fetro, Sarah Keefe, Chloe Reiter and Marci Yarbrough, all of Fostoria; Nicole Hanlon of New Washington; Jill Nichols of Republic; Renee Garn of Risingsun; Brittany Cole, Melissa Lang and Briana Ringenbach, all of Tiffin; and Lauren Racheter of Upper Sandusky.

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate

FOSTORIA — Jordan Geroski of Fostoria received a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Mount Union graduate

ALLIANCE — Emily Rich of Burgoon has earned a bachelor’s degree in Japanese from the University of Mount Union.

Trine graduates

ANGOLA, Ind. — Trine University has announced students who have earned degrees May 13.

Local students who earned degrees include Joshua Marty of Clyde, a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, and Gage McGrath of Clyde, a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

Manchester University graduate

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. — Timothy Pariseau of Fostoria received a degree in biology and chemistry at Manchester University during commencement ceremonies May 21.

John Carroll University graduate

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS — Austin Reinhart of Fostoria has earned a degree in theology and religious studies from John Carroll University.

Upper Sandusky student performs in recital, concert

FINDLAY — Nicholas Koehler of Upper Sandusky recently performed in the University of Findlay’s spring senior instrumental recital.

Koehler performed “Solo de Concert” by J.B. Singelee.

Koehler also has performed in the university’s symphonic band and wind ensemble concert, “Myths and Legends.”

Library launches summer reading programming

BLOOMVILLE — Bliss Memorial Public Library is to offer the summer reading program “Build a Better World” through July 24.

Patrons are asked to sign their name to a construction tool, which would be placed on the “Build a Better World” display. Participants are to fill out a ticket for each book, audio book, eBook or three magazines they read.

Weekly drawings are to take place at 9 a.m. Mondays starting June 5. Three readers are to be chosen per week.

All tickets turned in are eligible for the grand prizes at the end of the program.

Children’s reading program to begin

BLOOMVILLE — Children ages 5-12 are invited to join Bliss Memorial Public Library’s summer reading program for programs and events.

Upcoming events include Vulture Culture at 6:30 p.m. Monday; Police Are Your Friends at 6:30 p.m. June 12; Art program at 6:30 p.m. June 19; and Garbage Pizza at 6:30 p.m. June 26.

Toddler program hosted at Bliss

BLOOMVILLE — Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host Toddler Time at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Programs consist of playtime, songs, finger plays, and stories.

To register, call (419) 983-4675.

The schedule of events is as follows:

• Construction time, Wednesday.

• Happy Father’s Day, June 14.

• Let’s Sail, June 21.

• Flowers Make You Happy, June 28.

Storytime planned at Bliss

BLOOMVILLE — Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host storytime at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

The programs include playtime, stories, songs, flannel boards and a craft.

To register, call (419) 983-4675.

The schedule of upcoming events is as follows:

• Ocean Commotion, Tuesday.

• Construction Zone, June 13.

• Share a Little Love, June 20.

• Mother Earth, June 27.

MCL to launch summer reading programming

SYCAMORE — Mohawk Community Library is to kick-off the summer reading programming, “Build a Better World” with “Fix It With Magic” at 11 a.m. Monday.

In addition, other upcoming programs include Snapology at 10 a.m. for children ages 3-8 and for children in grades 3 and up at 11:15 a.m.

Adults are to be making miniature gardens at 6 p.m. June 13.