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The story of the Battle of Lake Erie

(A full version can be read on the website provided below; this is an abbreviated version) The annual Historic Weekend event takes place at the national park Sept. 7-9, and this commemorates the 205th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie. According to an account of the battle of the ...

What’s up, Doc? It’s a house bunny rabbit

Raise your hand if you’ve got a dog. That’s a lot of hands! Cat lovers? Not as many, but still a strong show of support for an animal that likely regards you as the pet, if a moderately useful one. (There actually are fewer dogs than cats in the U.S., but more dog owners. Foolish humans, ...

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shines

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glitz won over guns as the gilded romance “Crazy Rich Asians” debuted at No. 1 in North American theaters this weekend, surpassing industry expectations and beating out action-packed fare like “Mile 22.” Warner Bros. estimates the film earned $25.2 million over ...

Entertainment briefs, Aug. 16

Barbershop chorus schedules concerts FOSTORIA — Fostoria Lake Plains Barbershop chorus is to perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Wainwright Amphitheater in Foundation Park, 1225 S. Union St. The chorus also is to perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Riverside Summer Concert Series at Riverside ...

‘The Meg’ chomps $44.5M

NEW YORK (AP) — Adding to Hollywood’s sizzling summer, the shark thriller “The Meg” opened well above expectations with an estimated $44.5 million in ticket sales, while Spike Lee had his best debut in a decade. “The Meg” had been forecasted by some analysts for closer to half ...

Entertainment briefs, Aug. 9

Historian to share story on medicine of the Civil War FREMONT — Local historian Mike Gilbert is to discuss the medical practices in the time of the Civil War at 4 p.m. today at Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Gilbert’s talk will complement the special exhibit, “In Search of ...

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Lakota board welcomes administrators

KANSAS — Lakota Local Schools Board of Education met Monday night to welcome new administrators and to consider policy changes. The meeting included a meet-and-greet event to introduce new administrators, followed by opening comments and committee updates. Board Policy Committee members ...

Heidelberg announces 2018-19 theater season

Heidelberg University’s School of Music and Theatre has announced the 2018-19 theater season, which is to include performances of two musicals and two plays. The season is to have performances in the fall and spring. The theme for this year’s season is “Crisis of Faith.” “The ...

Board OKs resource officer pact

Tiffin City Board of Education made progress toward hiring a school resource officer by approving a contract with the City of Tiffin Tuesday evening. The contract is through the city and is between Tiffin City Police Department and the board. “We are happy to have a school resource ...

TU to get solar array

Tiffin University and IGS Solar are to begin construction this year on the first solar project on the rooftop of the Heminger Center, located on Miami Street. The solar system is to drive a cleaner, emission-free energy platform, as well as start TU’s environmental commitment. The solar ...

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Outdoor Brief, August 19

Sandusky County parks have hunting passes FREMONT — Free hunting permits for Sandusky County Park District are available for the season that begins Sept. 1 and ends Feb. 28. Hunters wanting to hunt at Ringneck Ridge or White Star Park are required to obtain a park district permit in ...

Park Programs, August 19

Sandusky County • Sandusky County Park District invites all ages to get outside and play during a Creek Stomping and Getting into Nature program 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Creek Bend Farm, 654 S. Main St., Lindsey. Participants can explore Muddy Creek, have fun and get wet. Wear shoes that can ...

New raised beds create heavenly spot for plants

I love cutting flowers and bringing them inside. Even though we have had little rain, the resurrection lilies/naked ladies have been blooming, and there is a big vase of them on one of my tables. Other vases have zinnias and dahlias; purple cone flower and black-eyed Susans are blooming and can ...

Park programs, August 12

Tiffin Park & Recreation • Saturday is the last day the swimming pool at Hedges-Boyer Park is to be open for the season. The annual Summer Splash concert is planned for 6 p.m. Aug. 28. Dawg Days at the pool are planned for 6 p.m. Aug. 28 and 29. Seneca County • Seneca County ...

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Friendly reunion Friday at the Attica Independent Fair

ATTICA - Attica Independent Fair was the site of a family reunion Friday. Four friends since their days as junior high school students at Seneca East Local Schools — Chris Goshe, Joe Heyman, Nick Schaffer and Jeremy Snavely — long have considered themselves brothers. The men never had ...

Round the fairgrounds

Ara Steinmetz and Haylee Steinmetz play Knockerball at the Seneca County Fair Saturday.

Seneca County Fair Results, July 29

Senior Fair Company Coming Contest (Flowerbeds) Small Flowerbeds: 1st, No Limits; 2nd, Seneca Survivors; 3rd, Doggon’its. Medium Flowerbeds: 1st, Fightin’ 4-H’ers; 2nd, Eden Dairy; 3rd, Sew Sharp. Large Flowerbeds: 1st, Spirit of ’76; 2nd, Seneca Helping Hands; 3rd, Blue Ribbon ...

Mining for treasures

Matt Hoffman (from left) and Drix Hoffman of Matrix Mining Co., Gaige Flores and Mackenzie Gingery go gem mining at the Seneca County Fair Saturday.

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Avoid temptation to spend when shopping with kids

Q: As a busy mother with young children, I don’t have much choice but to take them with me when I go shopping. But sometimes they drive me crazy in the stores! Help! Jim: I love seeing families shop together; they’re experiencing the value of spending time with each other in daily life. ...

Time Labs coming to Old Fort, Tiffin

At Time Lab, youths can discover Jesus as they enjoy songs, crafts, games, goodies and dramas. Vacation Bible School at Time Lab is to be at two locations. The first is set for 6-8 p.m. today through Thursday at Old Fort United Methodist Church, 8245 N. Main St., Old Fort, for ages 4 ...

Religion briefs, May 27

Two men from area to be ordained into priesthood today Bishop Daniel E. Thomas is to ordain three men to the priesthood at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Boulevard, Toledo). Deacon Kyle Gase of Fostoria and Tiffin native Deacon Scott ...

Look for small moments to share with your kids

Q: I’ve read that, as parents, we should “engage our children” to stay connected. As a dad, I really do want to make my kids a priority. But I just don’t have time! What can I do? Jim: I’ve heard many parents talk about how hard it is to find time to engage with their kids. I get ...

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Spencer Mathew Binder

A son, Spencer Mathew Binder, was born Aug. 13, 2018, to Gabrielle Jordan-Lynn Alford and Nicholas Christopher Binder of Tiffin. Spencer weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces, and measured 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Bianica Biller and Jeffrey Alford of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are ...

McKenzie Hohman

A daughter, McKenzie Hohman, was born Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, to Laurie and Travis Hohman of Fostoria. McKenzie weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and measured 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Richard and Dorothy Bouillon of Alvada. Paternal grandparents are Rita and Kenneth Hohman of ...

Paisley Nichole Smith

A daughter, Paisley Nichole Smith, was born Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, to Shannon and Randy Smith of Bellevue.

Emma Grace Branham

A daughter, Emma Grace Branham, was born Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, to Jessica Johnson and Adam Branham of Attica. Emma weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Donnie Branham of Crestline and Robin Branham of Bucyrus. Paternal great-grandparents are ...

Engagements | VIEW ALL

Steiner-Mann

Haley Marie Steiner and Vincent Diontae Lodell Mann Jr., both of Toledo, are announcing their engagement and Oct. 20, 2018, wedding. Haley is the daughter of Richard and Norma Steiner of Tiffin. She graduated from Calvert High School in 2012 and earned a bachelor’s degree in social work ...

Tennant-Swartz

Kristen M. Tennant and Eric S. Swartz are announcing their engagement and Oct. 20, 2018, wedding. Kristen is the daughter of John and Donna Tennant of Toledo. She graduated from St. Ursula Academy in 2002 and Mercy College in 2007, with an associate degree of nursing. She then completed a ...

Sturr-Swartz

Zariah A. Sturr and Keith A. Swartz are announcing their engagement and Sept. 8, 2018, wedding. Zariah is the daughter of Kristine Sturr of Kettering. She graduated from Beavercreek High School in 2007 and Kettering College of Medical Arts, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. ...

Gallo-Robenalt

Sabrina Gallo and Robert Robenalt, both of Tiffin, are announcing their engagement and Sept. 8, 2018, wedding.. Sabrina is the daughter of Tony and Joy Gallo of Tiffin. She attended Columbian High School and continued her education at Terra State Community College, earning an associate ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Frank-Wharton

Alexa Frank and Justin Wharton exchanged wedding vows Friday, July 14, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. The officiant was the Rev. Joseph Szybka. A reception followed at Meadowbrook Ballroom, Bascom. The bride is the daughter of Don and Darren Frank of Tiffin. The groom is the ...

Hurley-Oakleaf

Theresa Rose Hurley and Brad William Oakleaf exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The officiant was Father Joseph Szybka. A reception followed at the Masters’ Building, Upper Sandusky. The bride is the daughter of David and Nancy Hurley ...

Valance-Rochester

Shelby Valance and Eric Rochester exchanged wedding vows at 3 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018, at Fremont Alliance Church. The bride is the daughter of Lori and Don Valance of Fremont. The groom is the son of Bonita and Tom Rochester of Tiffin. The bride was given in marriage by her ...

Sours-Hampshire

Danielle Renee Sours and Ryan Patrick Hampshire exchanged wedding vows at 4 p.m. May 5, 2018, at Ohio Memorial Chapel, Tiffin, with family and friends. The officiant was best friend of the groom, Rob Distel. A reception followed at Somerset Hall, Tiffin. The bride is the daughter of Garland ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

The Stovers

Don and Christine Stover celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a small gathering hosted by their children and a weekend at Fireside Lodge in Hocking Hills with their family. The couple wed July 26, 1958, at Grace Lutheran Church, Fremont. Christine is the daughter of the late ...

The Durbins

Robert and Linda Durbin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at Ironwood Steakhouse with a family dinner. The couple was married Aug. 4, 1968, in Appanoose Faith Presbyterian Church, Niota, Illinois. Linda is the daughter of the late Lynn and Wahnita ...

The Crumrines

John and Susan Crumrine plan to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. They were married by the Rev. Jerry Schmallenberger in First Lutheran Church, Tiffin. Susan is the daughter of Vera and Delbert Laux and is a retired physical education teacher for the Tiffin ...

The Booses

Gary and Susan Boos celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, July 27, 2018, with a surprise celebration hosted by their daughter Nicole’s family and other family members at Ronald L. Neeley Conference & Hospitality Center, Terra State Community College, Fremont. The couple was ...