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Lois Williams playing bingo at Tiffin Moose.

Luck o’ the centenarian

Lois Williams is to celebrate her 100th birthday Friday. Williams has been attending the Pantry Plus Bingo Hall, inside Tiffin Moose Lodge, for the past seven years. Williams was born in Fremont and was one of 12 children. She graduated from Fremont Ross High School in 1935 and later moved ...

Burkes

Warden of the Year to speak March 23

A 2016 Ohio Warden of the Year recipient is to serve as the next speaker in Tiffin University’s Good Morning World Series. TU alumna Ronnette “Roni” Burkes, warden of the Ohio Reformatory for Women, is to present “An Unlikely Journey from Volunteer to Warden” at 8 a.m. March 23 in ...

Returning to where they started, again: Crumrines plan move back to Wisconsin

John Crumrine, an active participant in Seneca County conservation for more than 40 years, has opted for a change in scenery starting in April. He and his wife, Susan, are moving to Wisconsin. “For the last 10 years, we’ve talked about this as something we always wanted to do,” Crumrine ...

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Carey plans colorful musical weekend

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY The cast of Carey High School’s spring production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” danced across the stage during final rehearsals. The production is scheduled for 7 p.m. today through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $10 ...

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The New Riegel High School a cappella group, Jacket Company, is announced the third place finisher at the International Competition of High School A Cappella in February.

NR’s Jackey Company takes third at high school competition Feb. 24

NEW RIEGEL – The New Riegel High School a cappella group recently placed third in a high school competition. The Jacket Company is an a cappella group, meaning no instruments are used, only the human voice. The group began as a show choir in 1989 and was switched to an a cappella group in ...

Get a ‘Clue’ this weekend at St. Wendelin

Sophia Weaver as Mrs. White (left) and Ian Starn as Professor Plum work to dissuade the audience of who killed Mr. Boddy as the St. Wendelin Drama Club presents “Clue: The Musical.” The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. today through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $8 for ...

Entertainment briefs, March 23

Here Come the Mummies back to The Ritz Saturday The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., is to present the return of Here Come the Mummies at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of what appear to be 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies. The 2017 Friction ...

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Principal Rombach to head New Riegel Schools

NEW RIEGEL — A familiar face will be at the helm of New Riegel Schools following the retirement of Superintendent Elaine Nye July 31. School board members approved hiring 5-12 Principal Dave Rombach as superintendent/K-4 principal for a three-year contract during a special session ...

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Tiffin City Schools Board of Education President Chris Widman (left) welcomed Gary Barber (right) as the next superintendent of Tiffin City Schools Wednesday.

TCS names next superintendent

Tiffin City Board of Education appointed a new superintendent during a special board meeting Wednesday night. The board approved a $175,000 per-year, three-year contract effective Aug. 1 for Gary Barber, current superintendent of Marion City Schools. “I am humbled and honored to join the ...

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Motivational speaker David Flood talks to Tiffin Middle School students Tuesday morning.

‘Loneliness is toxic’ — speaker tells students how to be the antidote

A youth motivational speaker tended to an audience of Tiffin Middle School students Tuesday morning, leaving them with three challenges to complete. David Flood told stories to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students how how his family has impacted him. Flood is married with two ...

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Valerie Zeno (left) hospitality management instructor, earned the Ohio ProStart 2017 Teacher of Excellence award Sunday. She is pictured with Elissa Heal (center), director of Sentinel CTC and Greg Edinger (right), superintendent of Vangard-Sentinel.

Sentinel instructor named Teacher of Excellence

COLUMBUS — Sentinel Career and Technology Center’s hospitality management instructor was named the Ohio ProStart 2017 Teacher of Excellence during a ceremony Sunday. Valerie Zeno, who has been with Sentinel for three years, received the award, which recognizes teachers who embrace ...

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Lyme disease has been around for ages

There be infinite numbers of tikes hanging upon the bushes in summer time that will cleave to man’s garments and creep into his breeches eating themselves in a short time into the very flesh of a man. I have seen the stockins of those that have gone through the woods covered with them. ...

Park Programs, March 12

Seneca County • Young Adventurers ages 6-12 are invited to learn about holes at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Forrest Nature Preserve. Kids can walk the trails to discover and investigate holes in trees and soil. Dress to be outdoors. Registration is required. • Preschool Pals ages 3-5 with an ...

Planning the garden from scratch

Over the years, I have given suggestions and shared ideas with a number of people who were starting new vegetable gardens. While maintaining my own small and crowded spot, I often thought how wonderful it would be to start one from scratch. Now I have my wish. Moving into the new house at the ...

Park programs

Enter trout fishing drawing by March 31 COLUMBUS — Anglers interested in trout fishing in Castalia’s Cold Creek must submit an application form and a nonrefundable $3 application fee by March 31 to be eligible for a random drawing by the Ohio Department of Natural ...

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Plans for new year

The beginning of a new year brings many fresh starts. Of course, there are the obligatory resolutions to be made, and I have a few related to gardening as usual. I am sure I could look back at former columns and find more or less the same promises made and not kept, but here I go again with ...

Archbold Equipment buying Gibbs Equipment

BELLEVUE — Archbold Equipment has entered into an agreement to acquire Gibbs Equipment of Bellevue, according to a news release. The purchase is to increase the number of Archbold Equipment locations to seven in the tristate area. The deal is to close in January, though a name change ...

AgriBiz association conference set

COLUMBUS — The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is planning its fifth annual conference Feb. 1-2 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest, providing education and networking opportunities for agribusiness professionals. Topics for presentations are to include consumer perceptions, generational ...

Just keep pedaling

UPPER SANDUSKY - Don't look back at the sled and don't stop pedaling were words of advice for those who competed in the Wyandot County Fair's kiddie pedal pull Friday.Billy Mitchell, 9, of Upper Sandusky, competed in the pull for the first time and moved the sled 18 feet, 4 inches. He said he ...

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Learn about St. Wendelin

Born in Scotland in 554, Wendelin was the son of King Forchado, according to information at www.electricscotland.com. As he matured, Wendelin felt called to a life of prayer and penitence and left his family. Wendelin went to Rome at age 20. Pope Benedict I encouraged him to serve God. ...

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Max Kern (left) and Philipp Majer (right) prepare to record an interview with the Rev. Todd Dominique Monday at St. Wendelin Parish.

German ties

FOSTORIA — A film crew from Germany stopped at St. Wendelin Parish in Fostoria this week. The parish of Sankt Wendelin in Germany has commissioned a documentary of its namesake to observe the 1,400th anniversary of St. Wendelin in October 2017. Videographer and director Philipp Majer and ...

Religion briefs, Feb. 18

Mini retreat March 4 to focus on grace An Oasis Day Mini Retreat: This Mystery Called Grace is planned for 9 a.m.-noon March 4 at St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. The retreat is to focus on the role of grace in spiritual journeys. The morning reflection is ...

Bake sales today and Sunday benefit A/C system

CAREY — Super Bowl Sunday is approaching and the Our Lady of Consolation volunteer bakery is to have a bake and soup sale today and Sunday. The sales office, in the information booth across from the OLC Basilica, is to be open 4-7 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds go ...

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Raelynn Rose Hess

A daughter, Raelynn Rose Hess, was born Sunday, March 19, 2017, to Kristen and Kurt Hess of Fostoria. Raelynn weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Daniel and Rosemary Schalk of New Riegel. Paternal grandparents are Glenn and Annette Hess of ...

Alexis Renee Cox

A daughter, Alexis Renee Cox, was born Saturday, March 18, 2017, to Jennifer and Wesley Cox of Tiffin. Alexis weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Richard and Karen Covert of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Denise and Larry Cox Jr. of Tiffin. ...

Dawson Keith Allen Auble

Birth • A son, Dawson Keith Allen Auble, was born Tuesday, March 14, 2017, to Megan Pierce and Dugan Auble of Bloomville. Dawson weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Sandra Pierce of Tiffin and the late Keith Pierce. Paternal grandparents are ...

Alivia Hazel Zoeller

A daughter, Alivia Hazel Zoeller, was born Thursday, March 9, 2017, to Amber Factor and Zachary Zoeller of Tiffin. Alivia weighed 4 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured 17 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Dennis Factor and Cindy Shaffer, both of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are MaryAnn and ...

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Matthew Wellbaum and Emma Rennels

Rennels-Wellbaum

Emma Christine Rennels and Matthew Michael Wellbaum of Piqua are announcing their engagement and June 17, 2017, wedding. Emma is the daughter of Garrison and Melissa Rennels of Tiffin. She graduated from Owens State Community College in 2006 and from Bowling Green State University in 2010. ...

Andrew Zirger and Caroline Teixeira

Teixeira-Zirger

Caroline Teixeira and Andrew Zirger, both of Atlanta, Georgia, are announcing their engagement and May 13, 2017. Caroline is the daughter of Marcos and Maria Teixeira of Coral Springs, Florida. She graduated from J.P. Taravella High School in 2005 and University of Central Florida in 2009. ...

Kaitlyn Bowerman and 
Justin VanAlstine

Bowerman-VanAlstine

Kaitlyn Elaine Bowerman and Justin Thomas VanAlstine are announcing their engagement and June 24, 2017, wedding. Kaitlyn is the daughter of Rick and Sherri Bowerman of Attica. She graduated from Seneca East High School in 2009, Ashland University in 2013 and American College of Education in ...

Darrin Mack and 
Melissa Perry

Perry-Mack

Melissa Perry and Darrin Mack are announcing their engagement and May 20, 2017, wedding. Melissa is the daughter of Mark and Monica Perry of Tiffin. She graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School in 2003, from The University of Toledo in 2007 and is to graduate from Terra Community College ...

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Emilena and Adam Brickner

Daniel-Brickner

Emilena L. Daniel and Adam L. Brickner exchanged wedding vows during a double-ring ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at St. Peter Chapel, Alvada, with the Rev. Art Niewiadomski officiating. A reception followed at Meadowbrook Ballroom, Bascom. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and ...

Elliott and Anna Lee

Bodart-Lee

Anna Marie Bodart and Elliott Charles Lee exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016, at St Joseph Catholic Church in Tiffin. The officiant was Father Joseph Szybka. A reception followed the ceremony at the Masters Building, Upper Sandusky. The bride is the daughter of Rob ...

Sarah and Corey Ruth

Gruss-Ruth

Sarah Michelle Gruss and Corey James Ruth exchanged wedding vows in a double-ring ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. The officiant was Father Joe Szybka. A reception was at Lyman Harbor, Sandusky. The bride is the daughter of Gary O. and Samantha Gruss ...

Nicholas and Lindy Webb

Whitmer-Webb

Lindy Marie Whitmer and Nicholas Owen Webb exchanged wedding vows in a double-ring ceremony at 4 p.m. March 16, 2016, at the gazebo on Frost Parkway in Tiffin. The officiant was Judge Michael Kelbley. The bride is the daughter of Deborah Whitmer of Tiffin and the late Lonny Whitmer. The ...

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Donna and James Waldock

The Waldocks

James and Donna (Mesenburg) Waldock of Attica celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, with a family dinner at T.J. Willie’s, Tiffin. The couple was wed Feb. 22, 1952, at Venice Lutheran Church by the Rev. George Probst. The Waldocks are retired from the family ...

Penny and Larry Feucht

The Feuchts

Larry and Penny Feucht of Clyde celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, March 11, 2017, with family in their home. The couple was wed March 11, 2017, in Tiffin, by the Rev. Walter Heisey. Penny is the daughter of the late Dale and Alice Gibbs of Bloomville and worked at Budd ...

James and Gina Reuter are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary Sunday,  Feb. 26, 2017. They are planning a tropical vacation and a celebration with family at a later date. 
Gina (Esposito) is the daughter of the late Vern and Shirley Fisher and is a paralegal and legal administrator at Meyer & Kerschner Ltd. law firm in Tiffin and Columbus.
Jim is the son of John “Jack” E. Reuter and the late Marilyn Reuter and is a mechanical engineer at National Machinery in Tiffin.  
They are the parents of two daughters, Jamie (Keith) McDougal of Basalt, Colorado, and Shannon (Andrew) Zwicker of Brooklyn, New York.

The Reuters

James and Gina Reuter are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. They are planning a tropical vacation and a celebration with family at a later date. Gina (Esposito) is the daughter of the late Vern and Shirley Fisher and is a paralegal and legal administrator at ...

Alexa Frank and Justin Wharton

Frank-Wharton

Alexa Frank and Justin Wharton are announcing their engagement and July 14, 2017, wedding. Alexa is the daughter of Don and Darren Frank of Tiffin. She graduated from Calvert High School in 2010, Heidelberg University in 2014 and is to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in ...