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Tiffin man sentenced to community control

A Tiffin man was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Shaun M. Burgess, 37, had pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

Kelbley sentenced him to three years of community control and granted credit for 17 days served in Seneca County Jail, according to court records.

Burgess must undergo counseling, substance abuse rehabilitation and/or treatment as determined necessary.

He also must be evaluated and complete a substance abuse rehabilitation program through Rigel Recovery Services and undergo random drug and/or alcohol urinalysis as directed by Adult Parole Authority, according to court records.

Civil Service Commission to meet

The City of Tiffin Civil Service Commission is to meet at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at City Hall, 51 E. Market St.

Downtown farmers market has job opening

Monday is the deadline to apply to Seneca County Common Ground for the job as manager of Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market.

Pay is $15 per hour for 10 hours per week for 50 weeks per year with two weeks off during the Christmas and New Year season.

Hours are flexible, but the manager must commit to work market dates, which are May 16 and 30, June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25, Aug. 8 and 22, Sept. 12 and 26, and Oct. 10 and 24.

Hallie Williams, Seneca County’s Ohio State University Extension educator for agricultural and natural resources, will act as mentor and guide to train the person in learning to assist with grant funding, promotion tools and SNAP acceptance establishment.

Apply be sending a resume and cover letter to president@SCCommonGround.org.

Tiffin City BOE Advisory Council to meet

The Tiffin City Board of Education Business Advisory Council is to meet at 8 a.m. Feb. 20 in the Mercy Health-Tiffin Hospital McMullen Room, 45 St. Lawrence Drive.

Volunteer Bakery having weekend sale

CAREY — The Father Paul Volunteer Bakery at Our Lady of Consolation will have its President’s Day bake sale Saturday and Sunday.

Pizzas, dinner rolls, spaghetti sauce, turkey noodle soup and an assortment of fruit pies will be featured. The bakery was started by the late Father Paul Faroh and benefits Shrine and parish projects. Pies on sale will be apple, Dutch apple, cherry, blackberry, blueberry, cherry/rhubarb, rhubarb, strawberry/rhubarb and Fruit of the Farm.

Coffee cakes available will be apple, cinnamon raisin and nut. Breads will include top-selling multi-grain bread, raisin, honey-oat, Italian braided and Italian wheat.

Pizzas on sale will be meat-lovers, pepperoni and cheese.

Cookies, sold by the dozen, will include frosted sugar, chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, peanut butter and monster.

Breads and pies are sold frozen and baking instructions for the pies will be provided.

The sale will be held in the cafeteria across from the basilica from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Bettsville annual financial report now available

BETTSVILLE — The Village of Bettsville’s annual financial report is complete and available at the office of Fiscal Officer Angela Michaels, 308 Emma St., Bettsville.

FNB Bancshares, Inc. shareholders met in Sycamore

SYCAMORE — A record attendance of nearly 300 shareholders, guests and employees gathered at the Sycamore Community Center for the 73rd annual shareholder meeting of FNB Bancshares, Inc., the single-bank holding company for First National Bank of Sycamore, according to a release from First National Bank of Sycamore. A meal was prepared by the United Church of Christ of Sycamore and served by students of the Mohawk Honor Society, and the featured speaker was Kim Mohr, President of the Mohawk Historical Society, who spoke about the history of the bank from its early years until the present day, the release states.

Dean Keller, President, welcomed shareholders and their guests, and during a brief business meeting the current directors were re-elected to serve until the 2020 annual meeting, the release states. The directors are David Bacon, Rick Ekleberry, Mark Mack, Suzie Reineke, Chris Tschanen and Dean Keller.

Mr. Keller highlighted many accomplishments of the 2019 business year, including that assets increased by $2.4 million to $151.1 million; total deposits increased by $3.7 million to $122.2 million; and loans increased by $13.5 million to $89.8 million, the release states. The annual dividend was also increased for the 31st consecutive year to $8.65 a share, it states.

Mr. Keller recognized new employees, Alicia Frank, Trent Baum, Sarah Weyand, Barb Staib, Jill Rowland, Sarah Johnson and Luke Miller and the following employees were promoted to Assistant Vice President: Darren Frank, Pam Perkins, Lindsay Brickner and Kathy Swartz, it states.

Mr. Keller then noted that in 2019 the bank celebrated its 100th Anniversary, held its annual Farmer Appreciation Breakfast and continued to deliver Christmas gifts to the local nursing homes in Wyandot County, according to the release.

Teepa Series

Tip-Off to take place at Good Shepherd Home

FOSTORIA — Good Shepherd Home is hosting a once-per-month series of educational events from now until July, leading up to a visit at Good Shepherd Home by Teepa Snow, Founder of Positive Approach to Care.

Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, will visit Good Shepherd Home August 11 and 12 to present a variety of workshops to staff, family and guests, according to a release from Good Shepherd Home. Many of Teepa’s methods, such as the “Positive Physical Approach” and “Hand-under-Hand,” have been implemented at Good Shepherd Home, it states.

The series of events will focus on topics related to dementia, including gaining an understanding of the disease, how it affects your loved one, how you can help and how Good Shepherd Home is utilizing memory care programs and initiatives to care for residents living with dementia, the release states.

The series kicked off Jan. 30 with the Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the SAIDO Learning program, it states. This month features a presentation on two new programs at Good Shepherd Home: Dementia Live and Compassionate Touch, to be held Thursday from 5-6 p.m. at Good Shepherd Home in the Goal Line Café, it states. Each monthly event will take place the third Thursday of each month through July from 5-6 p.m. at Good Shepherd Home, it states. These events are free and open to the public, it states.

If you would like more information about the Tip-Off to Teepa Series, contact Melanie Birch, Communications Director, at (419) 937-1801.

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