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Up in the Air takin’ it to the stage

There are few musicians to whom the term “living legend” applies. Members of this exclusive club have written, recorded and performed chart-topping songs over the course of multiple decades, won the music industry’s top awards, influenced popular culture and inspired legions of younger ...

Tiffin couple marks 65 years of marriage

Just before Thanksgiving, Ernst and Trudy Wahl of Tiffin returned from a four-month stay in Germany. For years, they have made the trip to maintain close ties to family and friends in their homeland. At age 88, might this have been Ernst’s last pilgrimage? “I hope not. I don’t give up ...

TU students organize hurricane relief effort

Students and the campus community of Tiffin University again are asking for help collecting items for those affected by Hurricane Florence. Juniors Kaitlyn Borer and Emily Boersen are coordinating the effort at TU. This is similar to that of last years’ efforts to help with Hurricane Harvey ...

Lifestyle briefs, Nov. 6

Alzheimer’s group to meet The next Alzheimer’s support group meeting is to feature Todd Harris, pharmacist at ICP, at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave. For more information, call (419) 447-2723. TAG to host student workshops in November Tiffin Art Guild is to ...

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Up in the Air takin’ it to the stage

There are few musicians to whom the term “living legend” applies. Members of this exclusive club have written, recorded and performed chart-topping songs over the course of multiple decades, won the music industry’s top awards, influenced popular culture and inspired legions of younger ...

New book examines Ohio murder

Local author David Kimmel, a professor of English at Heidelberg University, has written his first book, “Outrage in Ohio: A Rural Murder, Lynching and Mystery.” He is to have a book signing 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Paper and Ink, 98 S. Washington St. “It officially came out Sept. ...

Entertainment briefly, Dec. 13

Ritz to present ‘All is Calm’ Twelve performers with Theatre Latté Da are to transport the audience back in time with “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.” With more than two dozen songs, this production re-creates a scene along World War I’s Western Front, during which ...

‘Ralph’ tops box office again

NEW YORK (AP) — In the calm before the Christmas storm at the box office, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” remained No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film “Aquaman” arrived with a cannonball-sized splash in Chinese theaters. For the second week in ...

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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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Parks Programs, Dec. 16

Seneca County • Seneca County Park District is planning a Winter Solstice Hike for 4 p.m. Friday at Forrest Nature Preserve, 701 E CR 6. Meet at the parking lot around the corner on TR 151. Hikers can walk the trails and enjoy the sights and sounds of the preserve on the first day of ...

Holiday favorite Fraser fir in short supply

I worry about Frances Shaw Fraser. Doesn’t make any sense, I know, since she died back in 1813, but still. Having married a 28-year-old Scotsman in 1778 with reasonable prospects as a cloth merchant operating a small shop in London’s Chelsea district, she had no cause to anticipate how a ...

City frogs sing more alluring love songs

WASHINGTON (AP) — City frogs and rainforest frogs don’t sing the same tune, researchers have found. A study released Monday examined why Panama’s tiny tungara frogs adapt their mating calls in urban areas — an unexpected example of how animals change communication strategies when ...

Park programs. Nov. 11

Seneca County • A Craft Creations program on rug braiding is planned for 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at Seneca County Park District’s Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville. Participants can learn the lost art of hand rug-braiding. Take along a yard of cotton material, scissors, ...

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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 ...

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.

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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

Isla Marie Wagner

A daughter, Isla Marie Wagner, was born Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, to Lindsay and Alec Wagner of Alvada. Isla weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Chuck Zender of Upper Sandusky and Marilyn Zender of Carey. Paternal grandparents are David and Regina ...

Pandora Lyn Phillips

A daughter, Pandora Lyn Phillips, was born Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, to Rabecca Merie Vance and Justin Nelson Phillips of Tiffin. Pandora weighed 2 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 15 inches long. Maternal grandmother is Holly Bridinger of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are John Phillips of Upper ...

Laureana Sadie Amore’ Long

A daughter, Laureana Sadie Amore’ Long, was born Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, to Christa Long of Fostoria. Laureana weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Rosalind Garsa and Christopher Long, both of Fostoria. Maternal great-grandmother is Brenda ...

Everleigh Mae Flowers

A daughter, Everleigh Mae Flowers, was born Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, to Taylor Renee Roberts and Caleb Lee Flowers of Fostoria. Everleigh weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Missy Craley and Jason Roberts of Fostoria. Paternal grandparents are ...

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Vallery-Schulz

Morgan Elaine Vallery and Johnathan Chet Schulz are announcing their engagement and Sept. 28, 2019, wedding. Morgan is the daughter of Shawn and Lori Vallery of Tiffin. She graduated from Columbian High School in 2012 and The University of Toledo in 2016. She is a doctoral student in ...

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 ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

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 ...

Kramer-Fertig

Alexandra Michelle Kramer and Alex Andrew Fertig were united in marriage Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Columbus. The ceremony was officiated by Steve Fertig, uncle of the groom. The ceremony and reception was at Vue Columbus. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Michelle Kramer of Tiffin. The ...

Molyet-Bound

Danielle Rae Molyet and Mathew Stephen Bound exchanged wedding vows Saturday, May 12, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fremont. The celebrant was Father Michael Roemmele, accompanied by Deacon Ray Dimascio of Akron. A reception followed at Meadowbrook Ballroom in Bascom. The bride is the ...

Hill-Frankart

Stephanie Lynne Hill and Austin Edward Frankart exchanged wedding vows at a 1 p.m. Nov. 18, 2017, Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin. The officiant was the Rev. Kishore Kottana. A reception followed the ceremony at Meadowbrook Ballroom, Bascom. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and ...

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The Fleures

Jess and Mary Fleure celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering of family and friends. The couple was wed Sept. 28, 1968, at First Baptist Church by the Rev. G. Todd Roberts. Mary is the daughter of the late Robert and Olive Geyer. Jess is the son of the late Clyde and ...

The Wahls

Ernst and Edeltraud Wahl celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Pioneer Mill Restaurant, Tiffin, with a dinner party hosted by their children. The couple was wed Nov. 28, 1953, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Tiffin. They are parents of three ...

The Vogels

Rod and Julie Vogel celebrated their 25th wedding annivesary Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, with a family celebration at T.J. Willie’s, Tiffin. The couple was wed Nov. 19, 1993, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. Julie is the daughter of Herb and Chris Zaenger of Tiffin and is head coach of ...

The Coverts

William and Sharon Covert celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, with family pictures being taken and a family dinner at Bob Evans, Tiffin. The couple was wed Oct. 26, 1963. Sharon is the daughter of the late Albert Eberhard, Mildred Eberhard and stepfather Rolla ...