Sunday announcements, May 7

MCL announces new fiction titles

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Community Library announced the release of new adult fiction titles to be introduced into circulation.

Titles include, “Falling for You” by Becky Wade, “Honeysuckle Dreams” by Denise Hunter, “Storm Front” by Susan May Warren, “Love and Ruin” by Paula McLain, “The Cactus” by Sarah Haywood, “A Date with Murder” by Jessica Fletcher, “The Forgotten Road” by Wendy Francis, “Welcome to Moonlight Harbor” by Sheila Roberts, “Dead Girl Running” by Christina Dodd, “The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh” by Stephanie Laurens, “Twisted Prey” by John Sandford, “Shattered Mirror” by Iris Johansen and “Total Bravery” by Piper J. Drake.

SCAT awards presented

Seneca-Crawford Area Transportation conducted its fourth annual Employee Appreciation & Awards Dinner at Camden Falls.

The SCAT board of directors, Dave Shelton, Marcy Bishop, Robin Reaves, Joel Ardner, Denise Manning, Ray Mathews, Bob Boes, Carmen Metzger, Sharon George, Cathy Faber, Amy Preble, Doug Weisenauer and Executive Director Mary Habig, presented awards.

Employee of the Year Award: Jessica Shell, dispatcher/scheduler for the Crawford County Office. Jessica joined the SCAT team in November 2016. Habig stated, “Jessica is a true asset to SCAT and the communities we serve. She is an awesome person and team builder. She has a positive attitude and works hard to make sure everything flows flawlessly in Crawford County.”

Safety Awards were presented to the drivers who did not have a preventable accident this past year: Nancy Akerman, Winston Allen, Steve Behm, Lorrie Clouse, Dave Comer, Rick Davis, Dave Dundore, Bill Faeth, Bob France, Charlie Frazier, Tom Gernert, Mike Hatton, Don Hutzel, Terry Mehrman, Wendy Niestockel, Rick Nominee, Tom Rex, Drew Seitz, Wade Yeakle and Rodney Zeigler.

Going the Extra Mile Awards were presented to the employees who do more than expected: Allen, Comer, France, Shell, Christy Anzur, Don Hammer, Greg Swartz, Tamara Lynch, Susan Galipeau, Kelsie Fisher, Nancy Frederick and Beth Rickard.

Outstand Awards were presented to employees who have made someone else’s life better, saved a life or assisted in emergency events: Seitz, Fisher, Rickard, Frederick, Lynch, Behm, Niestockel, Faeth, Shell and Roy Nickler.

Peer to Peer Award: Nominated by employee Fisher, presented to Safety Manager Rickard.

Friend of Transit Award: Presented to passenger Jean Semler and Fostoria Chief of Police Keith Loreno, individuals who are not employed at SCAT, but have supported SCAT.

Community Award: SCAT recognized all employees at Fostoria Police Department. Habig stated, “At times we all feel like our job or career choice might have been a bad choice, a mistake. I know I’ve felt this many times throughout my career. But by far, the good days outweighs the bad days. We all want to make a difference in people’s lives, and here at SCAT we do that. There’s a group of men and women who make a difference in our community’s lives every day. I’m sure they have had days where they question wither they made the right career choice. They take an oath to protect and serve. They put their lives on the line. They see and deal with thing no one should ever have to see or do. Unfortunately, they don’t always get the respect they deserve. For SCAT, the dispatchers and the officers are always polite, professional and helpful.”

Sutton Bank appoints new member to board

Sutton Bank has announced the appointment of Todd Sutton to its board of directors.

Sutton is the great-great grandson of Lester Sutton, founder of Sutton Bank. He grew up in Attica, worked at the bank while attending high school, then attended The Ohio State University, graduating in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in finance and information systems.

Sutton is the president of DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, where he has been involved in a series of market-facing and business leadership roles since graduating. He serves on the board of directors for the Tennessee State Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

BC board to meet

NEW WASHINGTON – Buckeye Central Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the library of the school, located at 938 S. Kibler St.

Old Fort choir earns superior rating

OLD FORT – Old Fort High School women’s chorus participated in the OMEA North West Region State High School Adjudicated Event April 27 and earned a Superior rating.

The choir qualified to participate by earning a superior rating at the district level.

This marks the first superior rating for the Old Fort High School Choir at the state level. Members of the women’s chorus include Emily Batesole, Hanna Bilger, Ariana Bliss, Angaline Burgess, Arizona Cupples, Grace DeAnda, Rachel Eberly, Maya Englehart, Nicole Fry, Erika Galindo, Jadda Hess, Nicole Holland, Emily Kupka, Jesse Miller, Shelby Mizen, Rebekah Quinter, Ashtyn Sebetto, Riley Sweeney, Faith Weisenauer, Morgan Wilkinson, Anna Winger, Camille Yoshimoto, and Megan Zimmerman. The ensemble was also accompanied by band members Billy Koebel and David Kupka on the conga drums.

The Old Fort Choir is under the direction of Amy DeRodes and piano accompanist Heather Hunker.

NCOESC, NCORcog promote bicycle event

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center and North Central Regional Council of Governments are encouraging students and adults to take part in National Bike to School/Bike to Work Day Wednesday.

Children and adults across the nation are celebrating the benefits of bicycling and walking.

For those participating, send a photo via text or email John Davoli at (419) 619-9999 or along with your shirt size for a free Bike to School/Bike to Work T-shirt.

Sponsors for this year are Coppus Motors, Tiffin Parks and Recreation, Mercy Health, Laminate Technologies, NCOESC, NCORcog and Gardiner and Constellation.

Vanguard to host screening for DMO program

FREMONT – Classes now are forming for the Diversified Medical Occupations program for the fall semester at Vanguard Adult Workforce Development Center.

The course is over nine months and prepares individuals for their certification exam and for an entry-level position as a medical assistant, phlebotomy technician or pharmacy technician.

Screenings are scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday and June 6. Additional screening dates and times also may be scheduled as warranted.

The test is open to individuals who are at least 18 years old, who have a high school diploma or GED certificate and have considered a career in the allied healthcare field. The test is free and does not have a commitment.

Financial aid for the program is available to those who qualify. Classes start Aug. 27.

For more information or to reserve a spot call (567) 201-2873.

Terra State to host recycling day

FREMONT – Terra State Community College is to celebrate Earth Day with the eighth annual Community Recycling Day 1-5 p.m. Tuesday on campus, 2830 Napoleon Road.

Ashland graduates

ASHLAND – The following students completed degree requirements from Ashland University, earning degrees.

Local students who earned degrees include Katelyn Bogner of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree in business administration; Holly Bordner of Attica, bachelor’s degree in nursing; Paige Correll of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree in nursing; Benjamin Cramer of New Washington, bachelor’s degree in nursing; Nicholas Mikovits of Clyde, bachelor’s degree; Corey Mumma of Upper Sandusky, bachelor’s degree in nursing; and Ashley Perry of Tiffin, bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Tiffin native inducted to honor society

BOWLING GREEN – Shayla Thomas of Tiffin has been inducted into Bowling Green State University’s chapter of Psi Chi, the honor society in psychology.

Thomas earned the induction due to completing more than three semesters of full-time college coursework, has a 4.0 GPA and has finished 26 credit hours of coursework in psychology.

Heidelberg awards scholarships

Heidelberg University has awarded scholarships to students in the class of 2022.

Local students who earned scholarships include Destiny Defeo of Carey, $16,500; Kearston Cornett of Tiffin, $16,500; Seth Eisenhower of Tiffin, $16,500; Victoria Miller of Tiffin, $16,500.

Honors convocation recognizes student achievements

DEFIANCE – Defiance College hosted its Honors Day Convocation recognizing academic achievements of students with special recognition also given to faculty and staff.

Local students receiving awards include with Erin Conner of Sycamore (Civic Engagement Honors, Senior Dean’s Scholar, Senior Service Leader, Omicron Mu/Chapter of National Phi Alpha member), Taylor Gillig of Tiffin (Civic Engagement Honors, McMaster Certificate Award, Senior McMaster Scholar, Senior Service Leader), Adam McGinnis of Bloomvile (Civic Engagement Honors, Senior Dean’s Scholar, Senior Carolyn M. Small Honor Scolars Award, Senior McMaster Scholars, Senior Service Leader, Outstanding Senior in Business Administration Award).