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Wind projects carry local impact, but decisions won’t be made here

 Although they would be built in Seneca County if approved, decisions on wind turbine projects to generate electricity are not made locally. Investigations and decisions fall under the jurisdiction of the Ohio Power Siting Board, a section of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio that ...

Neighbors helping neighbors: Blessing Box fills a community need

The first Blessing Box in Tiffin was stocked Friday. What’s a Blessing Box? “It’s neighbors helping neighbors,” said Christy Wiser, a NOAH board member. “Give what you can. Take what you need.” Anyone is welcome to drop off items at the box off Jefferson Street on the grounds of ...

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One art show to end, another to begin

Tiffn Art Guild opened its “Anything Goes” 2019 high school student art exhibition with a reception Feb. 3. TAG received 87 pieces of art from 48 students representing four high schools: Calvert, Hopewell-Loudon, New Riegel and Columbian. A drawing by Julia Reinhart of New Riegel High ...

Heidelberg to host NY poet/performance artist

New-York-based poet and educator Joe Hall is to be at Heidelberg University Feb. 22 for a workshop with students and a public reading of his writings. Hall’s visit is the first in the spring semester’s Jean Warren Gekler Writer’s Series, hosted by the School of Communication, Humanities ...

‘Finding Your Roots’ looks into political leaders’ past

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., hopes this season of his popular PBS series “Finding Your Roots” helps a divided U.S. see how all Americans have unique family links and how those family histories tell the story of the country. Now in its fifth season, the ...

Piano program Saturday at Heidelberg to combine classic, contemporary pieces

A piano recital Saturday by Heidelberg University’s Margarita Denenburg is to combine a joyous Mozart sonata, a nostalgic Chopin nocturne and a contemporary nod to Cleveland by Ohio composer Gerald Evans. Denenburg, assistant professor of keyboard studies in the School of Music & ...

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Blanketing the community

BASCOM — Five Hopewell-Loudon second-graders identified a need and are covering it. Eli Beidelschies, Lyla Dull, Kian Hammer, Izabelle Holguin and Addie Smith are spearheading a drive to collect blankets for First Call For Help to assist homeless in the area. The five read a book about a ...

New Riegel calendar for next school year proposed

NEW RIEGEL — Superintendent Dave Rombach opened the New Riegel Board of Education meeting Monday night with the hearing and review of the 2019-20 school calendar. Rombach noted changes, with the addition of three professional development days for teachers and a full week for spring break. ...

In memory

Kenzie Coleman (left) and Ashley Brickner, Hopewell-Loudon High School juniors, place a plaque in memory of classmate Cody Rainey and his family during a ceremony in the courtyard Thursday morning. A year ago today, a SR 18 house fire claimed the lives of James R. Rainey, 46; his wife, Jodi L. ...

Clyde-GS Board of Education discusses energy audit, tobacco-free school grounds

CLYDE — Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education members met Monday evening and discussed obtaining an energy audit for their facilities by Energy Optimizer to determine any cost savings for the district. Superintendent Dennis Haft led members in a discussion of instituting a no tobacco policy ...

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Outdoor briefs, Feb. 10

Pheasants Forever hosting youth rabbit hunt Saturday Seneca County Pheasants Forever is planning a youth rabbit hunt for a limited number of youth Saturday to replace the one canceled by inclement weather. Youth can apply by emailing their name, age and preference for a 9 a.m. or noon ...

Bed bugs making a comeback

“Nitey-nite, sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite!” … And that was supposed to make a little kid feel all cozy and safe as Mom closed the bedroom door on you? Wait, what are we talking about here? Insects with teeth? To a child of the ’50s and ’60s — or even the ’70s, ...

Park programs, Feb. 10

Seneca County • Seneca County Park District invites teens ages 12-17 to a Discovery Series program bird count at 9 a.m. Saturday at Garlo Heritage Preserve, 45 St. Lawrence Dr. Each month, young people can join a naturalist to discover something new and exciting in the nature preserves. ...

Park programs, Jan. 20

Seneca County • Seneca County Park District invites Young Adventurers ages 6-12 to a Fur, Fin and Feathers program at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Schekelhoff Nature Preserve, just north of Tiffin’s water pollution control plant. Kids can walk the path discovering what animals live in the ...

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Extension educator eyes team of youths to judge livestock

As 2019 begins, coaching a youth livestock judging team is on the agenda for Extension educator Hallie Williams. “I’m really excited,” she said. “I’m going to start up a livestock judging team for the county. With my background, it just seemed to be a natural fit.” Beginning this ...

Extension educator finding her niche

As Seneca County’s new Extension educator, Hallie Williams said she’s beginning to find her niche in teaching people about local foods, assisting farmers with ways to diversify their incomes and starting a youth livestock judging program. She started work Oct. 1 as Ohio State University ...

Fall fun on the farm

Joshua Lance (left) and Craig Dayringer III, of Fremont, take part in a fall activities on a sunny Sunday afternoon during Barnyard Fun at Riehm Produce Farm, SR 53 north of Tiffin. Fall activities such as a pumpkin cannon, pig races, veggie launching, giant slide, goat walk, hayrides, corn ...

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 ...

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Operation Christmas Child gives gift boxes to kids in need

Members of The Journey Church, 2531 S. SR 100, and women from CROSSWAEH packed about 75 shoe boxes as part of Operation Christmas Child Sunday evening. Church member Cynthia Ramsdell said Operation Christmas Child, a part of Samaritan’s Purse, focuses on sending hygiene items, school ...

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 ...

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Lee Douglas Kapelka

A son, Lee Douglas Kapelka, was born Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Eva and Aaron Kapelka of Fostoria. Lee weighed 10 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Doug and Lori Tanner of Fostoria. Paternal grandparents are Anette Kapelka of Fostoria and Tom Kapelka of ...

Paxton Thomas Atkin

A son, Paxton Thomas Atkin, was born Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, to Lydia and Justin Atkin of Tiffin. Paxton weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Nevin and Joan Martin of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Tom and Carol Atkin of Sycamore. Paternal ...

Serenity Harlow-Nichole Craun

A daughter, Serenity Harlow-Nichole Craun, was born Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, to Jennifer and Curtis Craun of Tiffin. Serenity weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are April Parkins and William Mouser, both of Kenton. Paternal grandparents are Curt and ...

Cooper Thomas O’Connell

A son, Cooper Thomas O’Connell, was born Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, to Marah and Brandyn O’Connell of Fremont. Cooper weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Sheri Benlein of Bettsville and Kirby and Melanie Overmyer of Green Springs. Paternal ...

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Hosang-Weaver

Ashley Marie Hosang and Joseph Robert Weaver are announcing their engagement and Oct. 19, 2019, wedding. Ashley is the daughter of John and Eileen Hosang of Attica. She graduated from Seneca East High School in 2008 and received a bachelor’s degree in 2011 and master’s degree in 2014, ...

Riedy-Desjardins

Olivia Noelle Riedy and Andrew Douglas Desjardins are announcing their engagement and June 2019 wedding. Olivia is the daughter of Pat and Sue Riedy of Tiffin. She graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School in 2011 and received a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in 2015. ...

Hartsel-Winkler

Lindsay Ann Michelle Hartsel and Joshua Allen Winkler are announcing their engagement and Sept. 26, 2020, wedding. Lindsay is the daughter of Mark Hartsel of Tiffin. She graduated from Hopewell-Loudon in 2005, Owens Community College in 2009 and The University of Findlay in 2019, with a ...

Reinhart-Prince

Melia Kay Reinhart and Benjamin Thomas Prince are announcing their engagement and Aug. 10, 2019, wedding. Melia is the daughter of Don and Sandy Reinhart of Bascom. She is a 2006 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, and received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in 2010 and ...

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Snyder-Steen

Elizabeth M. Snyder and Kevin T. Steen exchanged wedding vows Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Christ Lutheran Church, Carey. A reception followed the ceremony at Sycamore Community Center, Sycamore. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Jana Snyder Sr. of Sycamore. The groom is the son of the ...

Kimmet-Somers

Rebecca Kimmet and Daniel Somers exchanged wedding vows Friday, May 11, 2018, at All Saints Catholic Church in New Riegel. A reception followed the ceremony at Meadowbrook Park Ballroom, Bascom. The bride is the daughter of Gerard and Mary Kimmet of New Riegel. The groom is the son of Steve ...

McAllister-Sendelbach

Mary Ellen McAllister and Logan Anthony Sendelbach were united in marriage Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church, Findlay. The officiant was the Rev. Jessica Myers. A reception followed at the Meadowbrook Ballroom, Bascom. The bride is the daughter of William and Catherine ...

Miller-Hefner

Ashley Miller and Zack Hefner were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at St. Michael of the Archangel Catholic Church, Findlay. The officiant of the double ring ceremony was the Rev. Kyle Gase. A reception followed at Meadowbrook Ballroom, Bascom. The bride is the daughter ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

The Tschanens

John and Nancy Tschanen, of Tiffin, plan to celebrate their 45th anniversary at a later date with a renewal of vows and a family dinner. The couple was wed Feb. 8, 1974, at Bascom United Methodist Church by the Rev. Eicher. Nancy is the daughter of the late William and Catherine Hon of ...

The Hohmans

Deacon Floyd and Martha Hohman of McCutchenville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. The couple was wed Jan. 31, 1959, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Martha is retired from Wyandot County Home. Floyd is retired from farming, worked for the ...

The Bergers

Jim and Lois Berger of Tiffin, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Camden Falls, Tiffin. The couple was wed Nov. 16, 1958, in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Lois is the daughter of Greta and Jay Kimmel Thompson and is retired from Tiffin-Seneca Public ...

The Arbogasts

Harlan and Rosemary Arbogast of Tiffin are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this year. The couple was wed Jan. 31, 2019. Rosemary is the daughter of the late Earl and Agnes Schreiner of New Riegel and is a housewife and is retired from being a child care provider. Harlan is the ...