Sunday announcements, Nov. 19

Heidelberg seeks nominations for Women Entrepreneur Awards

The School of Business, Computer Science and Information Technology at Heidelberg University is accepting nominations for its annual Women Entrepreneur Awards program.

Each spring, in conjunction with the Patricia Adams Lecture Series, the university hosts “Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs” to honor local women entrepreneurs who have excelled in four categories: young entrepreneur; new entrepreneur; established entrepreneur; and lifetime achievement.

One recipient is to be selected in each category, based on success in business, innovation in concept and execution, and community impact.

Awards are to be presented during the program in April.

If you would like to nominate an outstanding female entrepreneur, email

Nominations are to be accepted through Dec. 31.

For more information, contact Michele Upton in the School of Business, Computer Science and Information Technology at (419) 448-2280 or email

Owens to host informational event on opioid epidemic

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP – The opioid epidemic continues to be a growing crisis in the nation, state and cities.

Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, is to host a presentation with Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn on the Toledo-area campus 10-11 a.m. Nov. 28.

For more information, contact (567) 6661-7172 or email

Upper Sandusky student named to dean’s list

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Julian Pelfrey of Upper Sandusky has been named to the 2017 summer trimester dean’s list in the doctor of chiropractic program at Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Lakota grad member of entrepreneur group at Ashland University

ASHLAND – Alexandria McDole of Kansas has been named a member of Ashland University’s Eagle Entrepreneurs.

McDole is a 2014 graduate of Lakota High School.

Terra State small business center earns state award

FREMONT – The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College was presented with the 2017 Ohio SBDC Customer Satisfaction Award at the annual state conference Nov. 7-8 in Columbus.

The award is given to the Ohio SBDC center with the highest rate of customer satisfaction based upon its training services, counseling knowledge and expertise and advice given to customers, and the likelihood they would recommend the SBDC to friends or colleagues.

NCOESC board to meet

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

Mohawk student advances in Lions International poster contest

SYCAMORE – Mia Lockwood, a seventh-grader at Mohawk Junior High School, has been recognized as a winner artist in the Peace Poster contest sponsored by the Sycamore Lions Club.

Lockwood’s poster was among 600,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 30th annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest.

Lockwood and fellow classmates Brooklen Helton and Kaleigh Pool are to be honored with certificates and cash awards for their participation.

Technology staff member at Calvert presents ‘Advent’ calendar

Keven Rinaman of Calvert Catholic Schools, director of technology, came up with an Advent calendar project after brainstorming with other teachers about creating an activity schools could participate in nationwide.

Rinaman began developing the idea at Calvert, which led to “Advent in Action,” using the Loyola Press Advent calendar.

Each classroom was assigned a different day throughout the season, including weekends. Classrooms engaged in the instruction for the day and documented it by photo or video. The submissions then were included in an online slideshow. Around 500 students and 20 teachers were involved.

Rinaman updated the calendar each day and posted to the school’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. When there was a video involved, he uploaded it on YouTube.

Based on the likes, shares, comments and retweets on social media, families were able to enjoy seeing their students live out their faith.

Rinaman used Google Slides to create the calendar.

MCL introduces new titles

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Community Library has announced the release of incoming new fiction books.

Book titles include “A Place at Our Table” by Amy Clipston; “American Drifter” by Heather Graham; “County to Ten” by James Patterson; “End Game” by David Baldacci; “Hardcore Twenty-Four” by Janet Evanovich; “Artemis” by Andy Weir; and “Twisted Truths” by Rebecca Zanetti.