Sunday announcements, Oct. 8

Networking club stages open house

Seneca Networking Professionals is planning an open house 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at Ralph’s Joy of Living, 33 N. Washington St.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page at

Group hosts craft show for Wreaths Across America

BELLEVUE – Lake Erie Shores Blue Star Mothers are hosting a craft and vendor show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 21at Bellevue VFW, 6014 US 20, Bellevue.

The event is to include a bake sale and LuLaRoe, Tupperware, Scentsy, Thirty-One and Pampered Chef are among the featured vendors.

Proceeds from the event are to go to Wreaths Across America for Christmas, purchasing wreaths for Ohio Veterans Home.

According to a news release, each December, Americans join on National Wreaths Across America Day to remember, honor and teach. In 2016, 1.2 million wreaths were placed on the headstones of veterans at more than 1,230 cemeteries around the country, including at The Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery Sandusky in honor of the service and sacrifices made for our freedoms.

Lake Erie Shores Blue Star Mothers’ goal is to provide 1,000 wreaths for the cemetery at the Ohio Veterans Homes. There are 4,300 graves located at OVH.

The group is seeking the public’s help in sponsoring wreaths to reach that goal. For more information, email

Lioness Club starts up doughnut sales

Mohawk Lioness Club is beginning its doughnut season Oct. 28, the same day as the Sycamore Halloween Parade.

The group is to begin selling at 7:30 a.m. at the Sycamore Fire House in Sycamore. Prices are $7 per dozen or $4 for half dozen. All the funds go back to the community for fire victims and the pharmacy in Sycamore, which is used for those who cannot afford their prescriptions.

Halloween craft event for teens

The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Craftastic for teens 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Frost Kalnow Room, 77 Jefferson St.

Teens in grades 6-12 are to make a Halloween-themed lantern.

To register, call (419) 447-3751 or visit

T-SPL to host

knitting group

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Open Knitting (and Crocheting!) 1:30-3:30 p.m. today and Oct. 15, 22 and 29 in the Junior Home Room, 77 Jefferson St.

Participants are asked to bring questions, discussion topics, knitting projects and their own yarn, needles and project.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit

MCL announces new fiction titles

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Community Library has announced new fiction titles that are to grace the shelves.

Included are “Too Far Down” by Mary Connealy; “A Plain Leaving” by Leslie Gould’ “The Witches’ Tree” by M.C. Beaton; “All I Want for Halloween” by Marie Harte; “Fairtytale” by Danielle Steel; “The Gift of Christmas Past” by Cindy Woodsmall; “The Leftover” by Brooke Williams; and “The Rules of Magic” by Alice Hoffman.

MCL to give prizes to children

SYCAMORE – Children are invited to Mohawk Community Library in October to search for paper bat parts around the library and create a holiday craft.

After showing the completed bat to a librarian, children may earn a prize.

Older children are to have the opportunity to play a Boggle-type game and enter a drawing for a free Boggle came after complete 10 correct words.

TMS announces students of month

Tiffin Middle School has announced the students who have been named Students of the Month for September.

Those students include Alexis Quickle, Brady Gooding, Hinata Oi, Maxwell Leonard, Aadi Bhavsar, Tyler Goff, Maggie Joyce, MaKaylee Kidwell, Haley Welter, Addison Goeller, David Auble and Audrey Buskirk.

Mohawk inducts students into honor society

SYCAMORE – Students from Mohawk Junior High School were inducted as members of the National Junior Honor Society.

Students inducted include Brodie Detterman, Owen England, Aaron Wildman, Cole Watson, Victoria Phillips, Kendyll Gurney, Kennedy Pettry, Kaidan Maathias, Kaira Staib, Steven Smith, Alex Tehis, Reese Hannam, Collin Barth, Tyler Spoon, Emma Thiery and Samantha Lersch.

Members of the local Junior Honor Society chapter are selected by a faculty council based on several criteria which include grade point average, citizenship, leadership, service and character.

Professor leading state organization

Diane Monaco, assistant professor of economics at Heidelberg University, has been elected president of the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists.

Her election came during the OAEPS annual conference Sept. 15-16, hosted by the School of Business, Computer Science and Information Technology.

Also at the conference, Jerrod Lyon, a senior business administration and economics major, received first place in the undergraduate category for his research paper on asset bubbles in the U.S. housing market from 2006-10, which resulted in the financial credit crisis in the U.S.

Bradner native to perform in play

ANGOLA, Ind. – The Trine University Drama Club has announced the cast for its upcoming production of “Almost Maine.”

Ivy Rubel of Bradner is to participate in the production.

Performances are to take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 9-11 in Wells Theatre inside Taylor Hall.

Kansas student earns scholarship

YOUNGSTOWN – Kelsey Johnson of Kansas is one of more than 1,200 Youngstown State University students awarded first-year scholarships of excellence during the fall semester.

Zimmer to retire from bank board

SYCAMORE – Charles Zimmer is to retire after 44 years of service on the board of directors of First National Bank of Sycamore.

Zimmer retired from the bank in 2008 as senior vice president of lending and has served as a director since 1973. He also plans to retire as a director of FNB Bancshares Inc.

Suzie Reineke and Chris Tschanen have been selected to join the board of directors of the bank and the holding company.

Reineke is the Lincoln brand manager and marketing manager for Reineke Family Dealerships. She has more than 15 years of experience in sales, service and customer relations, and recently was named one of Automotive News’ 40 Under 40, an annual program that honors 40 high achievers at new car dealerships who are younger than 40 years old.

Reineke is a member of the Calvert Foundation board and co-chairwoman of the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Downtown Revitalization 5k Run/Walk fundraiser. She previously served as a member of the Heidelberg University Fellows Advisory Council and the Findlay Young Professionals, serving as president.

Tschanen is a sales representative for Wyandot Tractor in Upper Sandusky with 25 years of experience and is a lifelong farmer in the Sycamore area.

Tschanen also serves as president of Mohawk Community Investors and is a member of the Sons of The American Legion. His volunteer involvement includes 4-H adviser for 10 years and a volunteer at Mohawk football games.

First National Bank of Sycamore is a locally owned, independent community bank with $144 million in assets. It has locations in Sycamore, McCutchenville and New Riegel.