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Lifestyle briefs, Aug. 22

Local chamber to present awards at annual meeting Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services is to present the Outstanding Citizenship Award during the annual meeting in October. The award honors an individual who has proven to be outstanding among peers in professional ...

Don’t overlook eye protection Monday

The No. 1 thing people should know before viewing the partial eclipse Monday is not to watch without wearing solar glasses. “The most important thing is don’t look at the sun without eye protection,” said Steven Velasquez, chairman of the mathematics and physics department at Heidelberg ...

Eclipse fast facts from NASA

• Monday, all of North America may view — weather permitting — a partial eclipse, when the moon obscures part of the sun. • A total eclipse will be viewable throughout a 70-mile-wide path that crosses 14 of the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. • The umbra (or dark inner shadow) ...

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‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ outdoes ‘Logan Lucky’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Critics loved “Logan Lucky” and gave a big collective shrug to “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” but when it came to the test of the marketplace, audiences went their own way. The two action flicks faced off this weekend, and “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” emerged the ...

Site change

Festival-goers will experience a “classic rock feel” during the 2017 Tiffin Music & Art Festival. The festival, which changed dates and location, will take place Aug. 25-26 in the Seneca County Commissioners parking lot, 111 Madison St. The festival begins at 6 p.m. Friday in the ...

Catch ‘Elusive Memories’ at TU

Tiffin University art gallery to feature artwork on the connection of photography and memory in an upcoming exhibition. Work by Deborah Orloff is to be on display in the TU Dianne Kidd Gallery Wednesday through Sept. 20. Orloff’s exhibit, titled “Elusive Memory,” is to feature some 16 ...

Entertainment briefs, Aug. 17

North Coast band to play final Verandah Concert of season FREMONT — Big band music from the World War II era is to be featured during the final Verandah Concert of 2017 at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. The concert is to feature North Coast ...

Education | VIEW ALL

Superintendent outlines plan for school year

Tiffin City School District teachers, staff and administrators gathered Tuesday morning to gear up for the new school year, to start Thursday. Superintendent Gary Barber laid out his plan for the year and his expectations for teachers and his administrative team. During his talk, Barber ...

Watch for students on foot or on buses

As most area students head back to school this week, we remind motorists to watch for school buses — and more pedestrians and traffic — while driving. You probably know not to pass a school bus when its red lights are flashing. And flashing yellow lights indicate the bus is slowing and ...

TCS board welcomes new faces

New staff and new student board representatives were introduced Tuesday evening during the regular Tiffin City Board of Education meeting. The board introduced new individuals assuming administrative roles, including Jennifer Losey, director of teaching and learning; Nichole Jiran, Washington ...

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Outdoor briefs, Aug. 20

Open houses set at Mohican, Maumee state forests COLUMBUS — Interested stakeholders are invited to attend informational open house meetings featuring management plans for Ohio’s 21 state forests. Meetings take place annually in late August, according to the Ohio Department of Natural ...

Park programs, Aug. 20

Seneca County • Seneca County Park District is to host a prairie walk at 5 p.m. Thursday at Clinton Nature Preserve, 400 East TR 132. Spend a late afternoon walking the prairie to view summer wildflowers. The walk is to last about one hour and qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. No ...

What really bugs Janet in the garden

I have bugs on my mind today, bugs of all kinds. Yes, I know that is a very unscientific term to use, but it is a concise and easy way to refer to the many insects, arachnids, crustaceans, mollusks, etc., that are plaguing me at the moment. So, for this column, I am referring to anything that ...

Ohio outdoor recreation survey results detailed

COLUMBUS — Earlier this year, Ohio residents were asked to share experiences and opinions regarding their favorite outdoor recreation activities on public lands, such as local and state parks, nature preserves, wildlife and forestry areas and federal lands. They also were asked about their ...

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Focused

Remington Newell, 6, of Republic, competes in Attica Independent Fair's pedal pull contest Friday. He placed third in his group.

Attica Independent Fair Results, Aug. 12

Kids Pedal Pull, Thursday 25-35 Lbs. 1st, Brynlee McConnel; 2nd, Addison Bivens. 36-45 Lbs. 1st, Vince Campbell; 2nd, Easton Scherley; 3rd, Genevieve Price. 46-55 Lbs. 1st, Colton Young; 2nd, Jordyn Enders; 3rd, Nevelle Martin. 56- 65 Lbs. 1st, Logan Price; 2nd, Grant ...

Winner

Evan Palmer shows a hog during Attica Independent Fair's showman of showmen contest Friday. Palmer won the contest, which judges participants on livestock showmanship abilities.

Digging corn

ATTICA — Friendships can be made in Attica Independent Fair’s corn bin. Valerie Bordner, a 10-year-old Attica resident, said she never had talked to a couple of people she had seen at school. But she talked to them in one of the fair’s newest attractions — a children’s play area ...

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Praise

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

Religion briefs, July 1

Bishop to celebrate Mass at shrine July 16 Bishop Daniel Thomas of Toledo is to celebrate Mass at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey at noon July 16. Each Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the shrine also offers devotions with an outdoor rosary procession, benediction ...

Religion briefs, June 17

Gospel singing set for tonight Gospel singing featuring the Smith Family is planned for 6 p.m. today at Adams Township Freewill Baptist Church, 6901 TR 190, Green Springs. Grace Baptist Church plans Bible school for July 10-14 Grace Baptist Church, 161 N. SR 101, is to host vacation Bible ...

Religion briefs, June 10

Charismatic Mass, healing service set for Sunday A special Charismatic Mass and Healing Service (Sacrament of the Sick, plus group prayer for those individuals who wish) is set for 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine in the Outdoor Chapel. Father Harry Brown is to preside for ...

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Hayden Renee Hossler

A daughter, Hayden Renee Hossler, was born Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, to Miranda Mack and Zachary Hossler of Fostoria. Hayden weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Stephanie Lamb of Holland and Randy Mack of New Riegel. Paternal grandparents are ...

Alexander Trey Berridge

A son, Alexander Trey Berridge, was born Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, to Samantha Jo and Ian Matthew Berridge of Tiffin. Alexander weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Douglas Todd and Lisa Louise Ziegler , both of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are ...

Tyson Robert Pace

A son, Tyson Robert Pace, was born Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, to Amber Rose Anderson and Michael Charles Pace of Fostoria. Tyson weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Lynn and Robert Anderson of Fostoria. Paternal grandparents are Janine and Ronald ...

Iris Lynn Cantu

A daughter, Iris Lynn Cantu, was born Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, to Samantha Harley Koelsch of Clyde and Seth Michael Cantu. Iris weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and measured 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Sarenne and Jeremy Gregg of Clyde, and Todd and Kari Koelsch of Tiffin. Paternal ...

Engagements | VIEW ALL

McElhatten-Hall

Alease Elaine McElhatten and Ronald Alfred Hall are announcing their engagement and approaching Nov. 25, 2017, wedding. Alease is the daughter of Sandy and Dan McElhatten of Willard. She is a 2008 graduate of Seneca East High School and a 2012 graduate of Brown Mackie College. She is a nurse ...

Kagy-Waldmannstetter

Taylor Kagy and Douglas Waldmannstetter are announcing their engagement and June 2018 wedding. Taylor is the daughter of Troy and Deb Kagy of Bloomville. Douglas is the son of Mark and Cynthia Waldmannstetter of Oregon.

Lee-Fritz

Claire Elizabeth Lee and Jason Frederick Fritz are announcing their engagement. Claire is the daughter of Bradley and Jennifer Lee of Republic. She graduated from Seneca East in 2009; Bowling Green State University in 2013, with a bachelor’s degree in social work; and the University of ...

Lonsbury-Molnar

Mark and Patty Lonsbury of Tiffin are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Lynn Lonsbury, to Samuel Frank Molnar, son of Daniel and Judy Molnar of West Chester. An Oct. 21, 2017, wedding is planned at Oasis Country Club, Loveland. Kimberly graduated from Columbian ...

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Black-Arbogast

Jaclyn Pauline Black and Rush Charles Arbogast exchanged wedding vows Saturday April 8, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Christopher Mileski officiating. A reception followed at Meadowbrook Ballroom, Bascom. The bride is the daughter of John and Joyce Black of ...

Mathias-Yost

Jenna Mathias and Brian Yost were united in marriage at 1 p.m. Nov. 12, 2016, at St. Nicholas chapel, Frenchtown, during a double-ring Catholic nuptial Mass officiated by the Rev. Ron Schock. A reception followed at the Master’s Building on the Wyandot County Fairgrounds, Upper ...

Snavely-Miller

Renee Margaret Snavely and Randy Joseph Miller exchanged wedding vows Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Church, Bellevue. The bride is the daughter of Brian (Michele) Snavely and Barb (Bill) Charlton. The groom is the son of David and Debbie Miller. The bride is a graduate ...

Nordyke-Lucius

Jacqueline Nordyke and Dustin Lucius exchanged wedding vows Dec. 10, 2016, at Ohio Memorial Chapel, Tiffin. The officiant was the Rev. Darla Metz. A reception followed the ceremony at New Riegel American Legion. The bride is the daughter of Cory and Christy Schwab of Bloomville and Michael ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

The Kerns

Richard L. and Elaine Kern of Tiffin plan to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a casual dinner with friends and a trip to upstate New York later this year. The couple was wed Aug. 26, 1967, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, by the Revs. Thomas Wehinger and Donald Nichols. Elaine is ...

The Matheses

Steve E. and Susan K. Mathes celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. The couple was wed Aug. 19, 1967, at Evangelical United Brethren Church, Tiffin. Susan is the daughter of the late Lula and Charles Hushour and she is a homemaker. Steve is the son of the late ...

The Belknaps

Carleton and Suzanne Belknap celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner planned by their children, and a celebration with family and friends at Steak Eatery in Jackson, Michigan. The couple was wed Aug. 5, 1967, at Brookside Methodist Church, by the Rev. Verne Summers. Suzanne ...

The Hannas

Richard and Johan Hanna celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a 5 p.m. dinner Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Pioneer Mill Restaurant, Tiffin. The couple was married July 31, 1967, in Portland, Maine, by L.B. Ogens. Johan is the daughter of the late Elden and Henrietta Gray and is a ...