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Lifestyle briefs, Jan. 17

Learn how to paint a lighthouse during classes at Tiffin Art Guild and Gallery Tiffin Art Guild and Gallery is to host an acrylic painting course, “Nova Scotia Lighthouse,” Wednesday evenings during February. Jon Adams is to instruct the class, set for 6-9 p.m. Feb. 1, 8, 15 and ...

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Project Peace is pictured during the 2016 Seneca County Heritage Festival parade.

Project Peace still striving for nonviolent world

  Under the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Project Peace, an initiative through the Sisters of St. Francis, wants the community to know its mission and vision remains constant. Sister Paulette Schroeder organized Project Peace in 2011 and says her vision remains ...

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Sisters in Shelter Director Sister Mary Kuhlman (left) talks to guests at an open house highlighting the shelter’s services Thursday evening. 

Sisters in Shelter hosts open house

Sisters in Shelter, a home for victims of human trafficking, gave attention to National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month by hosting an open house at its new office Thursday evening. The organization invited the public to the facility at 31 1/2 S. Washington St., Suite A, to ...

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Nobodies of Comedy tour returns to Ritz Saturday

  Four not-well-known comedians are to set foot on The Ritz Theatre stage this weekend during the Nobodies of Comedy. Comedians featured include Dena Blizzard, Rob O’Reilly, Charlie Wiener and Joe Bublewicz. Blizzard is a comedian and mother of three now starring ...

Entertainment briefs, Jan. 12

Friday Night Live series to continue at The Ritz The Ritz Theatre is to present Friday Night Live at 7:30 p.m. Friday in The National Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets cost $10. On the schedule: Kerry Patrick Clark, folk singer/songwriter; Brandon Green, acoustic ...

Friday, give a gift that gives again

  For those still looking for the perfect gifts for Christmas, this Friday, a local boutique is giving back to the community through its sales. Ma chere Claire Boutique is to give 10 percent of all sales Friday to The Tiffin Community Foundation. TCF then is to provide a matching ...

Education | VIEW ALL

Holbrook

1st TU provost

Tiffin University appointed its first provost Wednesday. Peter Holbrook is to assume the role Feb. 27. He previously served as dean of the College of Business and Management, chief operating officer, vice president for enrollment management and faculty member at Cardinal Stritch University ...

Old Fort homecoming court

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Old Fort’s homecoming court includes (from left, front row), Maddison Lemons, Tess Hasselbach, Peyton Miller, Jordan Magers, Emily Manasian and Gabie Oliver; and (back row) Carson Steyer (from left), David Kupka, Hootie Cleveland, Eric Bell, Trey Hossler and ...

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This undated photo shows Amanda Davidson outside the National Archives and Records Administration building in Washington, D.C.

National treasures: Old Fort grad had internship with National Archives

An Old Fort native got her chance to live her dream working in a museum in Washington, D.C., working closely with the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Amanda Davidson, a senior at Cedarville University and a 2013 graduate of Old Fort High School, is majoring in history and is ...

Clyde-GS board organizes, agrees to seek levy in May

Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education met Monday morning for its  2017 organizational meeting. Member Matt Nicely was chosen as president while Trisha Prunty is to serve as vice president. Members set the service fund for board business at $20,000 and approved payment to board members of ...

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Outdoor briefs, Jan. 8

Sendelbach new area conservation technician Allison Sendelbach has been hired at Seneca Conservation District as area conservation technician for Seneca, Wood, Sandusky and Erie counties. A Tiffin native, Sendelbach said in the announcement she grew up catching fish and frogs in ...

Park programs, Jan. 8

Seneca County • Seneca County Park District invites Preschool Pals ages 3-5 with an adult companion to follow animal tracks at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve. Kids should dress for the weather and be prepared to look and learn about animal tracks as they walk the ...

A fresh start awaits in ’17

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 ...

Park Programs, Dec. 31

Seneca County • Woodland puppets are the topic of a Backpackin’ Babies program at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Seneca County Park District’s Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, SR 19 south of Bloomville. Parents, grandparents or care-givers of infants from birth to 18 months are invited to ...

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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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Resolve to let go of regrets in the new year

Q: I’m sitting down to write out my New Year’s resolutions. Every year I struggle to keep up with my goals — and usually give up within a few weeks. Honestly, I feel completely saturated already; is it even worth trying to add something else to the list? Jim: I think there’s a lot ...

Ecumenical Christmas Concert

The 45th Carey Ecumenical Christmas Concert is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, 315 Clay St., Carey. The choir is directed by Jack Gerding and Patricia Murphy, and the accompanists for the choir are Joy Orians and Ruth ...

Healing service planned

BELLEVUE — The Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue is to host a Charismatic Mass and Healing Service at 12:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Brown and the Rev. Wilson as celebrants. They are to administer the Sacrament of the Sick to anyone interested.

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These models depict the original First Christian Church and the present building.

125th and 25th: First Christian Church to mark dual anniversaries Sunday

In the 1960s, Doug DeVos walked past First Christian Church every day on his way to classes at Heidelberg College. He could not have known he would become the pastor of that congregation more than 30 years later. As 2016 draws to a close, the church is preparing to celebrate its 125th ...

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Jayden Joshua Beringer

A son, Jayden Joshua Beringer, was born Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, to Bethany and Donald Beringer of Tiffin. Jayden weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Debi (Christopher) King of Tiffin and Donald Ryner of Michigan. Paternal grandparents are ...

James Alec Garza

A son, James Alec Garza, was born Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, to Alesha VanBeveren and Jeremiah Garza of Tiffin. James weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Amy Laird and Ryan Laird, both of Tiffin. Paternal grandfather is Delfino Garza Jr. of ...

Mia Marie Harris

A daughter, Mia Marie Harris, was born Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, to Caitlyn Zoeller and Austin Harris fo Sycamore. Mia weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Dennis and Anita Zoeller of Sycamore. Paternal grandparents are Jacque Tyree of ...

Mia Marie Harris

A daughter, Mia Marie Harris, was born Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, to Caitlyn Zoeller and Austin Harris of Sycamore. Mia weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Dennis and Anita Zoeller of Sycamore. Paternal grandparents are Jacque Tyree of ...

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Austin Frankart and
Stephanie Hill

Hill-Frankart

Stephanie Lynne Hill and Austin Edward Frankart are announcing their engagement and Nov. 18, 2017, wedding. Stephanie is the daughter of Kevin and Cheryl Hill of Fremont. She graduated from Old Fort High School in 2012 and University of Findlay in 2016. She is employed as an athletic ...

Elizabeth Strobel and Beau Boger

Strobel-Boger

Elizabeth Pauline Strobel and Beau Jason Boger of Burgoon are announcing their engagement and June 24, 2017, wedding. Elizabeth is the daughter of Cynthia and Kerry Brubaker of Risingsun and Tim and Nora Conley of Port Clinton. She graduated from Bettsville High School in 1999 and attended ...

Dustin Lucius and Jacqueline Nordyke

Nordyke-Lucius

Jacqueline Kay Danielle Nordyke and Dustin Louis Lucius announce their engagement and Dec. 10, 2016, wedding. Jacqueline is the daughter of Cory and Christy Schwab of Bloomville and Michael Nordyke of New Riegel. She graduated from Buckeye Central High School in 2012 and attended Terra ...

Jacoby-Gillig

Teresa Jacoby of Carey and Travis Gillig of McCutchenville announce their engagement and Oct. 15, 2016, wedding.Teresa is the daughter of Ron and Mary Jane Jacoby of Carey. She graduated from Carey High School in 2001 and from the University of Findlay in 2005. She is a kindergarten teacher and ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Smathers-Parker

Kelsey Ann Smathers and Scott Thomas Parker exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. July 9, 2016, at St. Augustine Church in Napoleon, with Father Doug Garand officiating. A reception followed at The Armory Arts and Events Center. The bride is the daughter of Thomas Smathers of Columbus and ...

Price-Oldaker

Nancy Price and Douglas Oldaker II exchanged wedding vows 2 p.m. Oct. 15, 2016, at Tiffin Moose Family Center, Tiffin. The officiant was Joe Maloy of Fostoria. A reception followed the ceremony at the center. The bride is the daughter of Don and Karen Price of McCutchenville. The groom is ...

Amanda and Patrick Cully

Cholodewitsch-Cully

Amanda Cholodewitsch and Patrick Cully exchanged vows at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Parish in Lakewood. The nuptial Mass, officiated by the Rev. Eric Mueller, was followed by an evening reception in Westlake. The bride is the daughter of Lori ...

Scott and Casi Elmlinger

Mathews-Elmlinger

Casi Mathews and Scott Elmlinger exchanged wedding vows at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Marysville. Trent Bowers was the officiant during the double-ring service. The ceremony and reception took place at the Goodwin residence. The bride is the daughter of Rich and Cathi Creviston ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

Theresa and Joseph Carp

The Carps

Joseph and Theresa Carp of New Riegel celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, with a family lunch at Sauced in New Riegel. The couple was wed Jan. 7, 1967, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel, by the Rev. Robert Neumyer. Theresa is the daughter of the ...

Shayne and Angela Thomas

The Thomases

Shayne and Angela Thomas recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a vacation to Prague, Czech Republic, and Vienna, Austria, and a family trip to Cuba. The couple was wed Nov. 30, 1991, at St. Stephens Catholic Church, by the Rev. Theodore Miller. Angela is the daughter ...

Terri and Steve Reinhart

The Reinharts

Steve and Terri Reinhart of Tiffin celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. The couple was wed Nov. 21, 1986, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, by Father Sheperd. Terri is the daughter of Richard and the late Joanne Lannen and is employed at Seneca ...

Donna and Robert Steyer

The Steyers

Robert and Donna Steyer of Fostoria were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, and a dinner and reception following at Knights of Columbus Hall, Fostoria. The couple was wed Nov. 12, 1966, at St. Mary Catholic Church, ...