Sunday announcements, May 20

MCL announces new fiction titles

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Community library has announced the release of new adult fiction titles into its circulation.

Titles include “By Invitation Only” by Dorthea Benta Frank, “The Cast” by Danielle Steele, “To the Moon and Back” by Karen Kingsbury, “The 49th Mystic” by Ted Dekker, “Charmed Bones” by Carolyn Haines and “The Sugarhouse Bluse” by Mariah Stewart.

NCOESC board to meet

The regular meeting of the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Marion campus, 333 E. Center St.

Training program scheduled for small businesses

FOSTORIA – Fostoria Learning Center is to host Social Media Marketing for Small Business 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday.

The one-day workshop is designed to help local small businesses create a social media marketing plan.

For more information, call (419) 408-5540.

Families needed to host exchange students

AFS is seeking host families in Northwest Ohio and Southern Michigan for international exchange students for the 2018-19 academic year.

Host families provide a bed and meals, share their daily lives with students and help guide and support students as if they were their own children.

To learn more about the AFS program, visit, call (419) 777-4237 or email

Clyde FFA attends state conference

Clyde FFA Chapter’s 43 members attended the State FFA Convention May 3-4 in Columbus.

While at the convention, FFA members Seth Taylor, Hank Webb and Ben Arreola performed in the State FFA Band and Adrianna Holcomb and Emma Preston sang in the Ohio FFA Choir.

Webb accepted a Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship from Marathon Oil and Even Brewer represented the chapter by accepting the charitable giving award. Austin Walters also was recognized as an outstanding senior.

Chapter president Addisyn Kistler and vice president Madisan Cutshall served as voting delegates for the chapter and members participated in leadership workshops, attended convention sessions and met prospective colleges and employers at the career show.

Kistler and Andrew Greider received their State FFA degrees – the highest award a student can earn at the state level.

Kaden Marty also earned his state degree. He was unable to attend so David Hohenstein accepted the award in his honor.

Heidelberg to host baseball camp

Heidelberg University baseball team is to host a youth summer camp 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 11-13.

The camp is for boys and girls entering grades K-8.

The cost is $75 per camper and $65 each for siblings.

All campers are to receive a T-shirt and lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact coach Chad Fitzgerald at (724) 699-4607 or email

TU hosts math tournament

Tiffin University hosted its 24 Math Tournament for local fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students.

The students played three rounds of 10 minutes each, with the top three in each grade receiving medals.

Fourth-grade winners were Logan Demoss of Calvert, first place; Elise Johnoston of Tiffin City Schools, second place; and Jacob Kidwell of Calvert, third place. Fifith-grade winners were Zach Shawberry of Tiffin City Schools, first place; Addison Fortney of Tiffin City Schools, second place; and Morghan Nagel of North Baltimore, third place. The sixth-grade winners were Lucas Recker of Calvert, first place; Dylan Beard of Tiffin City Schools, second place; and Megan Arbogast of Hopewell-Loudon, third place.

Spring Arbor graduate

SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – Arminda Ginnever of Tiffin graduated from Spring Arbor University with a degree in social work.

Bank awards scholarships

SYCAMORE – First National Bank of Sycamore recently awarded eight students from Mohawk High School scholarships of $250 each.

Students who received scholarships were Parker Brown, Megan Gillig, Odessa Harrington, Chelsea Higgins, Bryce O’Flaherty, Ashley Ohl, Elise Stuckey and Nicholas Theis.

Sunrise Cooperative awards scholarships

FREMONT – Sunrise Cooperative Inc. has announced recipients of its annual Sunrise Cooperative college scholarships.

This year, Sunrise offered 40, $1,000 scholarships for common stockholders’ children and grandchildren, and 10 $1,000 scholarships for employees’ children and grandchildren.

Area students who earned scholarships included Alex Forehand, Courtney Heiser, Brette Stockmaster and Kelsey Handrix, all of Attica; Chet Margraf of McCutchenville; Jaret Kendall of Bloomville; and Taylor Niese of New Washington.

New Riegel student participates in art show at UF

FINDLAY – Kara Scherger of New Riegel recently participated in the 2018 Juried Student Art and Design Exhibition at the University of Findlay.

Scherger was awarded honorable mention for her drawing and mixed media entry, “Untitled.”

Fostoria student performs in UF production

FINDLAY – Ryan Bush of Fostoria recently participated in the University of Findlay’s theatre production of “The 39 Steps.”

Bush performed the role of Richard Hannay.

Tiffin natives take part in BU program

BLUFFTON – Ian O’Donnell of Tiffin is participating in a Bluffton University cross-cultural experience in Kentucky this month.

O’Donnell, along with other Bluffton students, will experience Appalachian culture and engage in work projects with the Mennonite Central Committee Sharing With Appalachian People Program.

Jesse Gase and Lindsay Horn, both of Tiffin, also are to take part in a cross-cultural experience in Arizona and Mexico. Gase is to explore and interact with a variety of cultures in the region, including working alongside Mexican families and building homes, visiting Hopi and Navajo reservations in Arizona and learning about issues in the Southwest U.S.

Student accepts internship

Shayla Thomas of Tiffin has accepted a summer internship with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey this summer.

Thomas is to be working in the areas of dramaturgy and education.

Mullins awarded service designation

Melissa Mullins was conferred as a professional service coordinator April 24. She is the service coordinator at Kiwanis Manor of Tiffin and has 25 years of experience in long-term care.

The PSC designation is awarded by the American Association of Service Coordinators, a national not-for-profit membership organization that provides leadership, education, training and advocacy for service coordinators and other housing professionals. Service coordinators support older adults, families and people with disabilities in affordable housing properties by assessing their needs and linking them to resources, facilitating programs on topics such as job training or health and wellness, and helping them achieve economic stability.

PSC recipients complete more than 25 hours of training on topics including diversity, screenings and assessments, conflict resolution, mental health issues and ethics.