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Here’s a start for a custom wine trail

Whether you’re spending an evening relaxing with friends and enjoying a glass of wine at a local winery or you’re on a mission to visit every winery in Ohio, northwest and north central Ohio have a lot of winery choices. The popularity of “trails” — whether they feature wine, beer, ...

Relief work: Tiffinite has devoted her lifetime to art

Around the age of 4, Patricia Banks remembers watching her mother drawing the comic strip character Blondie. Her mother was delighted when her daughter copied what she saw. “She said, ‘I think we have an artist here,’” Banks recalled. At St. Mary Elementary, her classmates were ...

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Briefly, Oct. 18

Lange Johnston at Empire at 138 Friday Singer and pianist Mimi Lange Johnston of Tiffin, who has performed in many Chicago music rooms, is to perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Empire at 138, 138 S. Washington St. Lange Johnston has performed at the Palmer House, Intercontinental and has had a ...

‘First Man’ blasts off behind ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Neil Armstrong film “First Man” settled for a third-place landing at the North American box office in its opening weekend in theaters. The Ryan Gosling-starrer and a host of newcomers, like the family-friendly “Goosebumps” sequel and the neo-noir mystery “Bad ...

Entertainment briefs, Oct. 11

BSA to stage ‘Evil Dead The Musical’ BELLEVUE – Bellevue Society for the Arts is to present “Evil Dead The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 19 and 20 in the Hirt Theatre, 205 Maple St. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for those age 60 years and older and $5 for ...

‘Venom’ sets October record with $80M

NEW YORK (AP) — In a weekend of perfect counterprogramming for Hollywood, the comic-book movie “Venom” shrugged off bad reviews to shatter the October box-office record with an $80 million debut, while Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” soared to $41.3 million. With $174.5 million ...

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Checking out the new digs

Students are to be able to move in today to The Landings at Terra Village, the dorms at Terra State Community College. Tours were given Thursday of Building B, which included studio apartments and four-bed apartments. The building is in three sections with two main buildings and a connector. ...

‘Proud but not satisfied’

Tiffin City Board of Education was given an overview of the Ohio State Report Card data Tuesday following its release last Thursday. The district earned an overall “B” grade, which placed it in the top 35 percent in the state. “We are proud but not satisfied,” Tiffin superintendent ...

Upper Sandusky homecoming court

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY The Upper Sandusky School homecoming court includes (front row, from left) Gabe Baker, Trevor Clifford, Peyton Hawk, Connor Landversicht and Isaiah Washburn; and (back row, from left) Ellie Barnett, Katie Cole, Kara Frey, Victoria Hurley and Alivia Oney. The Rams host ...

Columbian homecoming court

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY The Columbian High School homecoming court includes (front row, from left) Hannah Cooper, Savannah Hagen, Mallory Rife, Tyler Ward and Ariel Hollins; and (back row, from left) Parker Johnson, Kerrick Fanning, Caden Blust, Donnell Brockington and Spencer Distel. The ...

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Park programs, Oct. 6

Seneca County • The monthly Nature Walk Bird Talk is set for 8 a.m. Oct. 14 at Seneca County Park District’s Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, SR 19 south of Bloomville. All ages are welcome to walk the trails to see what nature has to offer. Dress appropriately for a one to 1 1/2-hour ...

Potatoes still a major staple of diets

Pommes de terre frites à cru, en petites tranches — Potatoes deep-fried while raw, in small slices. French fries. Whether or not they were actually invented in France — the Belgians strongly contest the point — this recipe from Thomas Jefferson’s memoirs seems to be their first ...

Park programs, Sept. 30

Seneca County • Seneca County Park District is to host an Autumnfest celebration noon-4 p.m. Oct. 7 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, two miles south of Bloomville on SR 19. Food this year includes bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad and desserts. The afternoon includes music, wagon rides, ...

Outdoor briefs, Sept. 30

FELC to host children’s science day Oct. 5; register by Tuesday Franciscan Earth Literacy Center is to host Science Days for Kids ages 5-10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the center, 194 St. Francis Ave. Participants can become scientists for the day and explore science through ...

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Scramble is a favorite at Wyandot County Fair

People of all ages took part in the calf scramble in the arena at the Wyandot County Fair Sunday afternoon. Chad Gottfried, a member of Wyandot County Fair Board, said the scramble included three divisions: children 9 and younger in the chicken scramble, children 9-14 in the lamb scramble and ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Grace Kateri Chavez

A daughter, Grace Kateri Chavez, was born Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, to Catherine and Josh Chavez of Reynoldsburg. Grace weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Fran Genet of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are George and Teresa Chavez of Tome, New Mexico. Paternal ...

Graham Zackary Downing

A son, Graham Zackary Downing, was born Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, to Kayla and Zackary Downing of Tiffin. Graham weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Shannon Hayden and Tammy Futo of Ravenna. Paternal grandparents are Ken and Meredith Price of ...

Ronin River Insley

A son, Ronin River Insley, was born Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, to Annie and Andrew Insley of New Riegel. Ronin weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Patricia Tremayne of Findlay and Robert Reinhart of Alvada. Paternal grandparents are Charles and Brenda ...

Matthew Liam Mullet

A son, Matthew Liam Mullet, was born Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, to Johni and William Mullet of Attica. Matthew weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are John Hamons of Willard and Amy Tripp of Republic. Paternal grandparents are William Mullet of Attica ...

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Brooks-Hill

Kristina Mae Brooks and Damien Eric Hill are announcing their engagement and Oct. 13, 2018, wedding. Kristina is the daughter of Don and Marie Joseph of Tiffin. She graduated from Columbian High School in 2005. She is a state-tested nursing assistant at St. Francis Senior Ministries. Damien ...

Steffenhagen-Hufford

Nicole L. Steffenhagen and David P Hufford Jr. are announcing their engagement and October 2018 wedding. Nicole is the daughter of Kevin and Patricia Steffenhagen of Willard. She graduated from Willard High School in 2008 and University of Findlay in 2013, with a master’s degree. She is an ...

Entertainment briefs, Oct. 4

T and C announce new season NORWALK – The Towne and Country Players has announced its 53 season events. The annual Veterans Tribute Show is to take place at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 in Huron. The event this year is titled “Stars and Stripes and Swingmania.” Tickets are free for all veterans ...

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 ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Kagy-Waldmannstetter

Taylor Kagy and Douglas Waldmannstetter exchanged wedding vows Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Bloomville United Church of Christ. The officiant was Tom Kagy. A reception followed at The Master’s Building, Upper Sandusky. The bride is the daughter of Troy and Deb Kagy of Bloomville. The groom is ...

Zender-Willman

Emily Zender and Jacob Willman exchanged wedding vows at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina. The officiant was Father Ken Schnipke. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Shirley Zender of Celina. The groom is the son of Ed and Vicki Willman of ...

Siler-Lockwood

Brianna Faye-Lynn Siler and Orion Christopher Lockwood exchanged wedding vows at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6, 2018, at Tuscawilla Country Club, Winter Springs, Florida. The officiant was Kevin Knox. The reception followed the ceremony at Tuscawilla Country Club, Winter Springs, Florida. The bride is the ...

Kagy-Waldmannstetter

Taylor Kagy and Douglas Waldmannstetter exchanged wedding vows Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Bloomville United Church of Christ. The officiant was Tom Kagy. A reception followed at The Master’s Building, Upper Sandusky. The bride is the daughter of Troy and Deb Kagy of Bloomville. The groom is ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

The Kapelkas

Pat and Jenny Kapelka of Bloomville celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a cruise through the Bahamas. The couple was wed Oct. 2, 1993, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, by the Rev. James Say. Jenny is the daughter of Barbara Bender and the late Thomas Bender. Pat is the ...

The Robisons

Paul and Connie Robison celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, with celebration hosted by their children. The couple was wed Sept. 29, 1953, in Portland, Indiana. Connie is retired from Whirlpool, Clyde. Paul is retired from Ameriwood, Tiffin. They are ...

The Kingseeds

Jim and Pam Kingseed are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary today, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. The couple was wed Sept. 30, 1988, at St. Peters Church, Alvada. They are the parents of two children, Jason (Natasha) and Kristen. They have two grandchildren.

The Lauers

Patrick and Vickie Lauer of Tiffin celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, with a 7:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, and a breakfast at T.J. Willie’s Restaurant with family and close friends. The couple was wed Sept. 9, 1978, at St. Joseph ...