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Logjams, legal & literal

More than 50 years after a group of landowners met to talk about cleaning out Wolf Creek, the job has been accomplished. The project, first proposed in the mid-1960s, required working through logjams of two types — legal ones and those in the water. Seneca County Engineer Mark Zimmerman ...

Before books were letters: Drama preceded construction of Carnegie Library

A piece of Tiffin’s history is set to be sold to the highest bidder Tuesday when the Carnegie Library building goes on the auction block. What people don’t see when they look at the building at Jefferson and East Market streets was brought to life by former library Director Pat Hillmer ...

Designs on a local course: Mohawk Golf Club founded 100 years ago

Mohawk Golf Club was founded May 10, 1919, by a group of men who met at the Shawhan Hotel in downtown Tiffin. By 1921, a golf course, designed by premier course architect Donald Ross, opened for play on a former farm. Renamed Mohawk Golf and Country Club in 2004, members are celebrating the ...

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Box office ‘fatigue’ continues

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brand familiarity isn’t everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of underperforming sequels and reboots. That so-called franchise fatigue came to a head this weekend with ...

‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ bests ‘Dark Phoenix’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After nearly 20 years and a dozen films, the current manifestation of X-Men movies is going out with a whimper. Scorched by poor reviews, the $200 million “Dark Phoenix” earned a franchise low of $33 million from 3,721 North American locations over the weekend for a ...

Diminished ‘Godzilla’ still tops box office

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest iteration of the Godzilla franchise took over the top spot from “Aladdin” and roared louder than Elton John at the weekend box office, but it still left a notably smaller footprint on North American theaters than its city-wrecking predecessors. “Godzilla: ...

Entertainment briefs, May 23

T-SPL offering trip to space museum Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and Allen Eiry Center are to offer a visit to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum June 6. The bus is to depart at 8:15 a.m. from the Allen Eiry Center. The trip is limited to 50 participants. This event is part of the 2019 ...

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Exhibit to raise awareness of sexual assault

In recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness month, Tiffin University is to host a gallery exhibit featuring various displays. The Diane Kidd Gallery is to host “Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future” starting with an opening reception 5-7 p.m. today. The gallery is inside ...

Tiffin University, AICUO, OFIC announce education partnership

Tiffin University, the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges have entered into a new educational partnership according to Peter Holbrook, Tiffin University provost. Through this partnership, employees of AICUO and OFIC’s member ...

Blanketing the community

BASCOM — Five Hopewell-Loudon second-graders identified a need and are covering it. Eli Beidelschies, Lyla Dull, Kian Hammer, Izabelle Holguin and Addie Smith are spearheading a drive to collect blankets for First Call For Help to assist homeless in the area. The five read a book about a ...

New Riegel calendar for next school year proposed

NEW RIEGEL — Superintendent Dave Rombach opened the New Riegel Board of Education meeting Monday night with the hearing and review of the 2019-20 school calendar. Rombach noted changes, with the addition of three professional development days for teachers and a full week for spring break. ...

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Research labs retiring monkeys when studies finish

WESTFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Izzle, Timon, Batman, River and Mars spent years confined inside a lab, their lives devoted to being tested for the benefit of human health. But these rhesus macaques have paid their dues and are now living in retirement — in larger enclosures that let them venture ...

Beetle species approaching 400,000

“There is a story, possibly apocryphal, of the distinguished British biologist, J.B.S. Haldane, who found himself in the company of a group of theologians. On being asked what one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation, Haldane is said to have answered, ...

Park Programs

Seneca County Join Seneca County Park District for a Summer Solstice Walk at 8 a.m. Friday at Mercy Community Nature Preserve, on the grounds of Mercy Health - Tiffin. Spend a morning walking the trail and learning about the summer solstice. The walk will last about 1 to 1 1/2 hours and ...

Hero Academy 2

Riley Wagner of Tiffin pulls a dummy during a physical agility test as part of Tiffin Park & Recreation’s Hero Academy at Hedges-Boyer Park Thursday morning.

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Up close and personal

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Hopewell-Loudon fourth-graders greet a Holstein calf during Seneca County Farm Bureau's Our Ohio Our Backyard Ag in the Classroom Day at the former St. Mary School Friday morning. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Extension educator eyes team of youths to judge livestock

As 2019 begins, coaching a youth livestock judging team is on the agenda for Extension educator Hallie Williams. “I’m really excited,” she said. “I’m going to start up a livestock judging team for the county. With my background, it just seemed to be a natural fit.” Beginning this ...

Extension educator finding her niche

As Seneca County’s new Extension educator, Hallie Williams said she’s beginning to find her niche in teaching people about local foods, assisting farmers with ways to diversify their incomes and starting a youth livestock judging program. She started work Oct. 1 as Ohio State University ...

Fall fun on the farm

Joshua Lance (left) and Craig Dayringer III, of Fremont, take part in a fall activities on a sunny Sunday afternoon during Barnyard Fun at Riehm Produce Farm, SR 53 north of Tiffin. Fall activities such as a pumpkin cannon, pig races, veggie launching, giant slide, goat walk, hayrides, corn ...

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Extended periods of relaxation are necessary

Q: I know that I should carve out time each year to take my family on vacation. But with a high-stress career and crazy schedules for everybody in the household, it’s been several years since we’ve made it happen. We’re just too busy! Jim: I hear that sort of comment a lot from many ...

Local groups organize private screening of ‘Unplanned’

Three local groups have come together to bring a private screening of a film with a message of hope, grace and redemption to the Tiffin area. Dan White, a member of the Tiffin Catholic Men’s Group and chancellor of the Knights of Columbus, first began the initiative around the first of the ...

Operation Christmas Child gives gift boxes to kids in need

Members of The Journey Church, 2531 S. SR 100, and women from CROSSWAEH packed about 75 shoe boxes as part of Operation Christmas Child Sunday evening. Church member Cynthia Ramsdell said Operation Christmas Child, a part of Samaritan’s Purse, focuses on sending hygiene items, school ...

Overflow Ministries opens its doors

Overflow Ministries hosted an open house in its new location at 126 S. Washington St. Sunday. Pastor Byron Denman said the focus of Overflow Ministries is to give university students and young adults a place where they can be a part of an active faith community and have an active leadership ...

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Rayna Rose Baker

Birth announcement A daughter, Rayna Rose Baker, was born Wednesday, June 5, 2019, to Tana and Adam Baker of Republic. Rayna weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Laura Bain and Tim Tiell, both of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Lisa and Ken ...

Nyelli Carlee Juarez

A daughter, Nyelli Carlee Juarez, was born Thursday, June 6, 2019, to Kearstin and Martin Juarez Jr. of Fostoria. Nyelli weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 18 inches long. Maternal grandmother is Angie Mathias of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Martin and Epifania Juarez of Fostoria. ...

Rayna Rose Bake

A daughter, Rayna Rose Baker, was born Wednesday, June 5, 2019, to Tana and Adam Baker of Republic. Rayna weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Laura Bain, and Tim Tiell of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Lisa and Ken Baker of Republic. Maternal ...

Scarlett Amelia Jena Conley

A daughter, Scarlett Amelia Jena Conley, was born Friday, June 7, 2019, to Desiray Fortune and Josh Conley of Bloomville. Scarlett weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Janice Turpin and Dennis Webb of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Jeff Conley ...

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Adelsperger-Davidson

Brittany Adelsperger and Cole Davidson are announcing their engagement and Aug. 2, 2019, wedding. Brittany is the daughter of Brad and Sandy Adelsperger of Tiffin. She graduated from Old Fort High School in 2011 and Bowling Green State University in 2015. Brittany is an intervention ...

Wank-Popenberg

Brittany Ann Wank and Chad Vincent Popenberg are announcing their engagement and Aug. 16, 2019, wedding. Brittany is the daughter of Bob and Diane Wank of New Riegel. She graduated from New Riegel High School in 2008 and received a master’s degree in education from Bowling Green State ...

Bell-Nye

Heather Christine Bell and Joshua Donald Nye are announcing their engagement and Aug. 24, 2019, wedding. Heather is the daughter of Richard and Michelle Bell of Tiffin. She graduated from Columbian High School in 2014 and received a bachelor’s degree in business with a specialization in ...

Davidson-MacFarlane

Kim Elaine Davidson and Bryan Michael MacFarlane are announcing their engagement and Sept 28, 2019, wedding at Sycamore Community Center, Sycamore. Kim is the daughter of Tim and Joan Davidson of Tiffin. She graduated from Mohawk High School in 2002 and Rochester Institute of Technology in ...

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Shunk-Decker

Stephanie Ann Shunk and Brady Stephen Decker exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. June 30, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. The Rev. Joseph Syzbka was the celebrant. A reception followed the ceremony at Meadowbrook Park. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Virginia Shunk of ...

Brandon and Amanda Gruss

Amanda Whitaker and Brandon Gruss exchanged wedding vows Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Ohio Memorial Chapel, Tiffin. The officiant was Debby Rozsman. A reception followed at Pioneer Mill. The bride is the daughter of John and Cindy Whitaker of Tiffin. The groom is the son of Denny and Beth ...

Lonsway-Gaul

Anne Kathleen Lonsway and Bradley Charles Gaul were united in marriage at 1:30 p.m. June 2, 2018, in St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin. The Rev. Gary Walters and the Rev. Frank Murd were co-celebrants during the double-ring nuptial Mass. A reception at Camden Falls, Tiffin, followed the ...

Ewald-Black

Patricia Ewald and Casey Black exchanged wedding vows at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at The Ridge at Verterra Vineyards, Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan. The officiant of the double-ring ceremony was brother-in-law of the bride, Tom Stringer. A reception followed the ceremony at Verterra ...

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The Liningers

John and Chris Lininger of Sycamore celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. The couple was married June 11, 1994, at First Lutheran Church of Upper Sandusky by the Rev. Charles Steward. Chris is the daughter of Tom Patton and the late Diane Patton and is an English ...

The Williamses

Benjamin and Shirley Williams of Tiffin are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. The couple was wed May 20, 1989, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, by the Rev. Schroeder. Shirley is the daughter of Carl and Carol Steinhauser of Tiffin and is employed by United Insurance Service ...

The Yanduras

Dave and Bonnie Yandura celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party with their family, and are taking a family trip later this summer. The couple was wed May 10, 1969, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, by the bride’s uncle, the Rev. Thomas Kuhn. Bonnie is the daughter of ...

The Brenamens

Marty and Leslie Brenamen celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, April 28, 2019, with a Mass to bless their marriage and a family lunch. They were married April 27, 1979, at St. Mary Church, Tiffin. Marty is the son of the late Howard and Joan Brenamen. Marty recently retired from ...