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Making of a modern Claus

A portion of Clement Moore’s poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” as it appeared in the Dec. 24, 1863, edition of the Seneca Advertiser. At the time, newspapers were filled with news of the Civil War from national and local perspectives. Tiffin’s Col. William Gibson was in Knoxville with ...

Aiding needy

For four weeks, several groups of Volunteers of America staff traveled in shifts to Puerto Rico to help citizens affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Among those who traveled to Puerto Rico were registered nurses Rachel Lentz and Siobhan Curlis and licensed practical nurses Samantha Bianchi ...

National park explorer

By Vicki Johnson Staff Writer vjohnson@advertiser-tribune.com Seventeen-year-old Cassie Stockner, of Tiffin, doesn’t know how many miles she and her family have logged during their national travels, but she knows she’s visited 415 of the 417 National Park Service sites. On their ...

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BSA to produce ‘A Christmas Carol’

BELLEVUE – Bellevue Society for the Arts is to present “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-23 and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 23 in The Hirt Theatre, 205 Maple St. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for ...

Ritz plans auditions for ‘Deathtrap’

The Ritz Players are to host open auditions for its production of “Deathtrap” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday in The National Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Performance dates are Feb. 16, 17, 24 and 25. There are roles for three men ages 20-60 and two woman ages 40-60. The production, ...

Holiday focus of Ritz ‘Friday Night’ series

The Ritz Theatre is to present Friday Night Live, featuring horns and holiday music at 7:30 p.m. Friday in The National Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, call (419) 448-8544 or visit www.ritztheatre.org. Performers include The Tuba Family Players, a ...

Fostoria bands join for holiday show

FOSTORIA – This weekend, Fostoria Community Band and Fostoria High School Concert Band are coming together for the first time to present “A Fostoria Christmas Festival.” This is the first time the bands are joining forces. Under the direction of Craig McKenzie, the Fostoria Community ...

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Court’s in session

Judge Mark Repp (left) of Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court presides over a mock civil trial in Columbian High School’s cafeteria Friday morning. Ethan Heyman (right) plays the role of defense attorney and Alex Larrick spends time on the witness stand. Kyle Daugherty (back) was the court ...

Sentinel named to top-50 list

Sentinel Career and Technology Center has been named one of the top 50 hospitality programs in the nation. Sentinel was named to the 2018 Elite 50, which recognizes high schools and career and technical centers. Schools named to the list set the standard for secondary school training in ...

’Berg, Terra plan nursing degree

Heidelberg University and Terra State Community College agreed this week to work together to develop a bachelor’s degree in nursing. “This partnership was prompted by the presence of a strong nursing program at TSCC that provided students with an associate degree, but no local option here ...

Tiffin students combine forces for art exhibit

Calvert and Columbain high school art students are coming together for their annual art exhibitions through the “Unity” Art Show. The show is to be exhibited at Tiffin University’s Diane Kidd Gallery in the Hayes Center for the Arts through Dec. 8. An artist reception is set for 4-6 ...

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Park Programs, Dec. 10

Seneca County • Seneca County Park District invites interested people to a Craft Creations program on Christmas card recycling at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, SR 19 south of Bloomville. Participants should take along their old Christmas cards and scissors, and they ...

Take time to stand and stare

This has been an unbelievably busy time for our family — decorating, cleaning, shopping, a deer/car collision, strep throat, another car breaking down on the morning school run, party planning and preparation and probably more if I had time to stop and think. But in the midst of all the ...

Outdoor briefs, Dec. 10

Seneca hunters get 868 deer COLUMBUS — Hunters in Seneca County checked 868 deer during Ohio’s weeklong deer-gun season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, an increase from 835 during the same week last year. Statewide, 72,814 deer were harvested, compared to 66,758 ...

Broccoli, cabbage, kale share an ancestor

Once in a generation or two, a leader comes forward who, defying established wisdom, is willing to speak to the fears and misgivings of the average American. In my lifetime, that stalwart champion of the least common denominator was George H.W. Bush, who in 1990 voiced the now immortal words, ...

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Seneca residents get info on Republic Wind project

GREEN SPRINGS — APEX Clean Energy, a company proposing about 60 wind turbines in the Republic Wind project, hosted a pre-application open house Wednesday evening at Green Springs VFW to provide a project overview — one step in the process of getting the project approved. The company ...

Wyandot County Fair Results, Sept. 16

Junior Fair Sheep Breeding Champions Ram Over All Breeds: Cameron Shellhouse, Kids Got the Spirit. Ewe Over All Breeds: Cameron Shellhouse. Showmanship Junior: 1st, Liam Shellhouse, Kids Got the Spirit; 2nd, Avery Stump, Kids Got the Spirit; 3rd, Kyle Bishop, Town and Country. ...

Peek-a-boo

Sheep look through a fence at Wyandot County Fair Friday morning.

Just ducky

Cade Frey, 10, of Upper Sandusky, spends time with his ducks as he waits to enter the show ring at Wyandot County Fair Friday morning.

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Advent series set to begin

West Independence United Methodist Church plans to begin its Advent sermon series, titled “The Gift,” Sunday with a sermon titled “The Gift of Doing Right.” Avery Authenreith is to provide special music.

Father-daughter outings can help teen see she is valued

Q: I’m the father of a slightly “boy crazy” 14-year-old daughter. I’m really dreading the whole dating thing as she gets a little older. What can I do to prepare both of us? Jim: Most fathers with daughters go through the same struggle watching their little girls grow up. I’d ...

New lieutenants join Tiffin Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has two new lieutenants that are working to help the community. Michael and Jamie Blanchette started working at the Tiffin center June 28 and said they are happy to be a part of the community. “God has sent us to Tiffin, and we believe strongly that he has us here for a ...

Praise

Members of Cornerstone Gospel perform at Seneca County Fair Sunday afternoon.

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Abdulaziz Hani Alnasser

A son, Abdulaziz Hani Alnasser, was born Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, to Sara Husain Alnasser and Hani Mohammed Alnasser of Tiffin.

Olivia Peytyn Smith

A daughter, Olivia Peytyn Smith, was born Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, to Sissy Gallagher and Adam Smith of Fostoria. Olivia weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 18 1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Tammie and Gary Morgret of Findlay and Robert Gallagher Sr. of Risingsun. Paternal ...

Avahleigh Lucille Chaffee

A daughter, Avahleigh Lucille Chaffee, was born Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, to Angela Force and Christopher Chaffee of Tiffin. Avahleigh weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are the late Doris West of Tiffin and the late William West of Lima. Paternal ...

Anastasia Elaine Dawn Newsome

A daughter, Anastasia Elaine Dawn Newsome, was born Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, to Jaclyn Newland and Benjamin Newsome of Willard. Anastasia weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Stacy and Doug Newland of Willard. Paternal grandparents are Stephanie and ...

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Bloom-Thiry

Danielle Bloom and Justin Thiry are announcing their engagement. Danielle is daughter of Ken and Darlene Bloom. She graduated from Calvert High School in 2010, the University of Toledo in 2014 and Professional Skills Institute in 2017. She is a physical therapist assistant for PT Services, ...

Bruns-Coffman

Danielle Bruns and Brandon Coffman are announcing their engagement and Aug. 11, 2018, wedding. Danielle is the daughter of Dave and Barb Bruns of Tiffin. She graduated from Calvert High School in 2008 and Rhodes State College in 2013. She is an occupational therapy assistant at Alternate ...

Pardi-Myers

Lindsey Michele Pardi and Patrick Raymond Myers are announcing their engagement. Lindsey is the daughter of Mark and Karen Pardi of Tiffin. She graduated from Calvert High School in 2008 and the University of Akron in 2011. Patrick is the son of Thomas and Patricia Myers of Youngstown. He ...

Long-Wagner

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Long are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ciara Renee Long, to Alec Robert Wagner, son of Robert and Jessica Wagner of Tiffin and Holly and Mike Abernathy of Wooster. The couple will exchange wedding vows Dec. 2 at Sycamore United Church of Christ. ...

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Ritter-Weaver

Alaina Ritter and Ryan Weaver were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. April 29, 2017, at Ohio Memorial Chapel, Tiffin. The Rev. Rose Wilson was the officiant during the double-ring ceremony. A reception followed at Meadowbrook Ballroom, Bascom. Alaina is the daughter of Fred and Sandy Ritter of ...

Somers-Burton

Amanda Somers and Roger Burton Jr. exchanged wedding vows Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at the Barn at the Backwoods in Thornville. The officiant was Debby Roszman. A reception followed the ceremony at the same location. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Lisa Somers of Tiffin. The groom is ...

Kraft- Braunscheidel

Tarra Spenser Kraft and Adam Nicholas Braunscheidel exchanged wedding vows at 4 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017, at Holy Cross Immaculate Church Mount Adams, Cincinnati, during a double-ring, Catholic nuptial Mass. The officiant was the Rev. Len Fecko. A reception followed at The Monastery Event ...

Crews responds to fire at Webster

A fire was reported at Webster Industries, 325 Hall St., this morning. Tiffin Fire Rescue Division responded to the scene.

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The Longos

Leonard and Jane Longo celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with their family. The couple was wed Nov. 24, 1962, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, by the Rev. George Koerber. Jane is the daughter of the late Fred and Mildred Baker and is retired from Webster Industries. Leonard ...

The Schreiners

Allan and Shirley Schreiner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 5, 2017, with an 8 a.m. Mass at St. Gaspar del Bufalo Church, Bellevue, and a small reception at K of C Hall, Attica, in the afternoon. The couple was wed Nov. 4, 1967, in St. Mary Cathlic Church, Tiffin, by the Rev. ...

The Zablockis

Steve and Sharon Zablocki celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. They are parents of two children, Karen (Steve) Edwards of Michigan and Duane Zablocki of Tiffin. They have two grandchildren.

The Kissells

Robert and Deborah Kissell are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. The couple was wed Nov. 5, 1977, at Old Trinity Episcopal Church, Tiffin. Deborah is the daughter of Stanley and Donna Roush and is a unit manager at Seneca County Opportunity Center. Robert is the son of Delila ...