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Pictured are some of the glazed ceramic bowls students in the New Riegel art club created for the Empty Bowls project.

Empty bowls can help fill stomachs

In conjunction with New Riegel Local School’s Spring Arts Festival, the students involved in art club are working to raise awareness about hunger. The students in grades 8-12 in Claire Hibbard’s art classes have come together to bring the Empty Bowl Project to the area and help raise ...

St. Francis to host seminar on legacy planning Thursday

St. Francis to host seminar on legacy planning Thursday The St. Francis campus, 200 St. Francis Ave., is to host a legacy planning seminar, the next segment in its Community Education Series 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. The program is to teach about gift options that let someone provide for a ...

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Entertainment briefs, April 27

Grammy award-winning artist to perform Saturday at The Ritz Melissa Manchester’s solo career earned critical praise and commercial success and, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, she is to perform on The Ritz Theatre stage. Tickets cost $20-$50 and can be purchased at the box office, by calling (419) ...

‘The Fate of the Furious’ laps new films at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Fate of the Furious” sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller “Unforgettable” and historical drama “The Promise” in the dust. Universal Pictures’ eighth installment in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise earned $38.7 ...

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The Columbian High School wind ensemble practices Wednesday afternoon, preparing to perform at state competition Saturday at Findlay High School.

Columbian band students in state contest

For the sixth year in a row, Columbian High School band students will get a chance to perform at state competition Saturday. Fifty-four students who make up the high school’s wind ensemble are to perform three pieces at 10 a.m. at Findlay High School after earning superior ratings at ...

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St. Wendelin High closing

FOSTORIA — St. Wendelin Catholic High School will close June 30, following a drop in enrollment, according to a release by Matt Meyers, director of the parish and school. The release states the decision was made by the St. Wendelin Parish Finance Council, the St. Wendelin Catholic Schools ...

TCS art festival grows to include music, too

Tiffin City Schools’ annual art festival is going to become more inclusive and gain more space this year. The newly named Tiffin City Schools Spring Art and Music Festival is to take place 6:30-9 p.m. April 28 and noon -3 p.m. April 30 at a new location, Tiffin Columbian High School. The ...

Appellate judge is next Patricia Adams lecturer

A U.S. appellate judge is to serve as the spring semester’s Heidelberg University Patricia Adams Lecture speaker April 6. Susan Graber became a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1997. The Ninth Circuit serves nine western states and two Pacific Island ...

Universities offer details on tuition discount plan

Heidelberg and Tiffin universities have come together to offer a tuition discount benefiting SIEDC and chamber member organizations. Heidelberg and TU are offering a tuition discount of up to $200 for graduate and undergraduate coursework for employees of Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce ...

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Park Programs, April 2

Seneca County • Seneca County Park District invites Preschool Pals ages 3-5 with an adult companion to follow to become Busy Bees 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 bees as they walk the trails. ...

Outdoor Briefs, April 2

FELC to host Organic Gardening 201 class Friday evening Sister Rita Wienken, former director of the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave., is to teach Organic Gardening 201 6-8 p.m. Friday at FELC. Participants can learn simple organic gardening techniques to grow organic ...

Park Programs, March 26

Seneca County • The monthly Nature Walk Bird Talk is at 8 a.m. Saturday at Seneca County Park District’s Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve. All ages are welcome to walk the trails to see what nature has to offer. The walk lasts about 1.5 hours and qualifies for the walking stick program. ...

Companions for a garden

Some years ago, there was a big fad for companion planting in the garden. I think a lot of it was superstition or myth, but one example I followed just because it fit my situation. I had some very pitiful tomato plants drooping in their cages and I also had far too many overgrown and lanky ...

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Jay Fuhrer of USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service in North Dakota during the keynote address Tuesday at an Ohio Soil Health Symposium at Camden Falls.

Importance of cover crops

Cover crops creating healthy soil was the message of the keynote address Tuesday during the first Ohio Soil Health Symposium. “I used to think cover crops were important,” said Jay Fuhrer of USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service in North Dakota during his keynote address to ...

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 ...

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‘Coupon Lady’ tops St. Francis April events

St. Francis plans a variety of event for April at its campus on St. Francis Avenue. Yoga will be at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 5:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave. No registration or experience required. Extra mats are available. Drop in any time or come ...

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 ...

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Jensen Anthony Raymond Troiano

A son, Jensen Anthony Raymond Troiano, was born Sunday, April 9, 2017, to Amber and Eric Troiano of West Chester. Jensen weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Debra Davis, Leroy Hand and the late Raymond Croucher. Paternal grandparents are Becky ...

Maximus Steven Meadows

A son, Maximus Steven Meadows, was born Friday, April 21, 2017, to Makinda and Michael Meadows of Fremont. Maximus weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Ginger Workman of Clyde and Donald Riehl of Fremont. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Pam ...

Nora Jane Pruneski

A daughter, Nora Jane Pruneski, was born Friday, April 21, 2017, to Rochelle and Justin Pruneski of Tiffin. Nora weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jane Perlik of Streetsboro and Will Perlik of Lincoln, Nebraska. Paternal grandparents are ...

Eliza Robin Brickner

A daughter, Eliza Robin Brickner, was born Tuesday, April 18, 2017, to Kelly and Aaron Brickner of Fostoria. Eliza weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Russ and Ann Elchert of New Riegel. Paternal grandparents are Dan and Theresa Scherger of ...

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Sara Stanish and Ezekiel Bowers

Stanish-Bowers

Sara Stanish and Ezekiel Bowers, both of Medina, are announcing their engagement and Oct. 20, 2017, wedding. Sara is the daughter of Mark and Barbara Stanish of Hudson. She graduated from Hudson High School in 2008 and Ohio University in 2013. She is employed at NPA Coatings as a chemist. ...

Janelle Tanner and Chris Hall

Tanner-Hall

Janelle Tanner and Chris Hall of Fostoria are announcing their engagement and May 6, 2017, wedding. Janelle is the daughter of Douglas and Lori Tanner of Fostoria. She graduated from Hopewell-Loudon High School in 2008 and Bowling Green State University in 2012. She is employed as an ...

Ryan Donald and 
Valerie Niedermier

Niedermier-Donald

Valerie Elizabeth Niedermier and Ryan Andrew Donald are announcing their engagement and July 29, 2017, wedding. Valerie is the daughter of Stephen Niedermier of New Washington and the late Joyce Niedermier. She graduated from Seneca East High School in 2004, Marietta College in 2008, The ...

Austin Norville and 
Abbilyn Ehresman

Ehresman-Norville

Abbilyn Veronica Ehresman and Austin Michael Norville are announcing their engagement and June 17, 2017, wedding. Abbilyn is the daughter of Rick and Sharlyn Ehresman of Attica. She graduated from Seneca East High School in 2012 and Tiffin University in 2016. She is employed as a pharmacy ...

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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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Newton and Betty Swartmiller

The Swartzmillers

Newton and Betty Swartzmiller of Attica plan to celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary Sunday, April 9, 2017, with a private family dinner at the Swartzmiller Farm in Attica. The couple was wed April 7, 1951, at St. Aloysius Church, Republic, by the Rev. Joseph Shenk. Betty is the daughter ...

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 ...