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Duo to perform as part of concert series

WILLARD – The Drew Allen DUO is to perform tonight as part of the Concert in the Park series. The duo plays all styles of music with a combination of guitar, vocals, saxophone and other woodwind instruments. Concessions will be available. The Concerts in the Park series is presented by ...

Buffalo Wild Wings to host weekly events

Buffalo Wild Wings is to host the Cruise-In Car & Truck Show 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays, featuring all types of vehicles. There will be door prizes and 25 percent off for anyone who brings a classic car or truck. There also will be live entertainment and corn hole. Thursdays, Buffalo Wild Wings ...

Some debate over when Tiffin was founded

While the Bicentennial Committee chose 1822 as Tiffin’s founding date, local historian Mark Steinmetz said events leading up to that year are important to the area’s history. “Josiah Hedges purchased the land and had it surveyed in 1822, and he convinced some people to settle there,” ...

Founding father? Erastus Bowe likely was first to settle in Seneca County

Erastus Bowe, the first man to permanently settle in the area, could be considered one of Tiffin’s fathers. Although Josiah Hedges purchased the land that would become Tiffin and had it surveyed in 1822, it was Bowe who lived here first and opened the first tavern to provide a rest stop ...

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Family fulfills dream, opens dance studio

A mother and two daughters have come together to begin their dream of operating their own dance studio. On Pointe Performing Arts Studio LLC — now accepting registration for fall 2017 classes — is under the direction of Vicky Boehler and her daughters, Brooklyn and Kaitlyn Boehler. On ...

Entertainment Briefs, June 22

Free swim days, pizza nights at Sycamore pool SYCAMORE — First National Bank of Sycamore is sponsoring free community swim days and free pizza nights at Sycamore Community Pool. Beginning today, attendees are to be treated one day each week to free pizza and another day free swimming, ...

‘Cars 3’ speeds to box office top spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Wonder Woman” fell to second place in its third weekend in theaters, but it’s still doing the heavy lifting for the otherwise lackluster summer box office. While many worn-out franchises and franchise hopefuls continue to struggle to find a significant North ...

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Campers erect a tower of plastic cups in a team during a workshop Tuesday during The Ritz Summer Theater Camp.

Ritz camp lets its hair down with ‘Rapunzel’

The Ritz Theater Summer Camp is back in full swing this week and next week, debuting “Rapunzel” Friday. The summer camps are in their 19th year, said Ritz Education Director Dianne Pytel. Pytel said The Ritz partners with the Missoula Children’s Theater from Missoula, Montana, to run ...

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’Berg lands grant for emergency aid

Heidelberg University is to receive a $115,000 Dash Emergency Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates to create and maintain a student emergency aid program. Emergency grants are to be integrated into Heidelberg’s overall student success strategy with the goal ...

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Summer Hunter-Kysor poses for a photo on the Heidelberg University campus in this undated image.

Recent Heidelberg grad selected as Fulbright scholar

A recent Heidelberg University graduate has been selected to be a Fulbright scholar, to serve as an English teaching assistant for the 2017-18 academic year. Summer Hunter-Kysor is from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and is the first Heidelberg student to receive a Fulbright award from the ...

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Float their boat

Connor Haner (left) and Jacob Fuhrer, juniors in Sentinel Career and Technology Center's electrical trades program, paddle to propel a cardboard boat in the pond behind the school Thursday afternoon. Programs fashioned boats out of cardboard and raced each other during the event. To view more ...

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Pick plants that deer don’t prefer

The deer population of the United States is estimated at 20 million! No wonder these residents present a major problem to motorists and, of course, to farmers and gardeners. The lovable animal featured in so many films and books has taken on a new persona to the gardener, and the problem ...

‘Rewilding’ goes back to Stone Age

In the 1930s, the Dutch constructed a network of dams and dikes that transformed an inlet of the North Sea into a shallow, freshwater lake. Two decades later, a massive drainage project opened up enough dry land to create a new Province, Flevoland, about a half-hour drive from Amsterdam. Its ...

Outdoor briefs, May 21

Ikes to host youth rifle, archery programs Registration for a youth rifle program is to take place at 6 p.m. Monday at the Izaak Walton clubhouse, and registration for a youth archery program is to be at 6 p.m. Thursday. Both programs are open to children ages 8 and older. For details, ...

Outdoor briefs, May 21

Tiffin Park & Recreation • Tiffin’s city swimming pool is to open for the season at 1 p.m. May 29 at Hedges-Boyer Park. Pool hours are 1-7 p.m. daily. The fee for a day pass is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for youth ages 3-17, and $2 to be a spectator. Children ages 2 and younger ...

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Almanac offers mix of details

I am not a regular reader of the Old Farmer’s Almanac, but when I saw a pile of copies beside a cash register, announcing that this issue is the quasqui-bicentennial issue, I was hooked. First published in 1792, the almanac has been issued continuously for 225 years. To have lasted this long ...

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A Canada goose and goslings walk near the Sandusky River by Kiwanis Manor Wednesday afternoon. The river was below action stage of 6 feet Wednesday night.

Flood watch issued

National Weather Service is monitoring a potential for flooding through the weekend. The weather service issued a flood watch that is in effect from 8 a.m. today until 4 a.m. Saturday. According to the weather service, heavy rain was deemed possible today into Friday. Total accumulation ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Brickner

Brickner to celebrate silver jubilee as priest

Father Ronald Brickner of Vermilion is to celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving at 4:30 p.m. June 3 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria in honor of his 25 years as a priest. Brickner was ordained June 6, 1992, at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, in Toledo by the late ...

‘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 ...

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Letty Ann Leiter

A daughter, Letty Ann Leiter, was born Tuesday, June 6, 2017, to Lynette and Keith Leiter of Findlay. Letty weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jerry and Shirley Bumb of Sycamore. Paternal grandparents are the late Gary and Nancy Leiter of ...

Benjamin Estefam Shreiner

A son, Benjamin Estefam Shreiner, was born Wednesday, June 14, 2017, to Jeff and Viviane Shreiner of Brooklyn, New York. Benjamin weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Christiane and the late Roberto Estefam of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Paternal ...

Kinsley Elizabeth Kidwell

A daughter, Kinsley Elizabeth Kidwell, was born Friday, June 16, 2017, to Julia and Cody Kidwell of Bloomville. Kinsley weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Dave and Beth Kagy of Bloomville. Paternal grandparents are Kevin and Lisa Kidwell of ...

Ainsley Gorrel Frase

A daughter, Ainsley Gorrel Frase, was born Friday, June 2, 2017, to Hillary and Martin Frase of North Canton. Ainsley weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Betsy and Todd Gorrel of North Canton. Paternal grandparents are Michael and Lunette Frase ...

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Nicole Hoover and Joe Arnold

Hoover-Arnold

Nicole Hoover and Joe Arnold are announcing their engagement and Nov. 4, 2017, wedding. Nicole is the daughter of Mike and Bev Hoover of Tiffin. She graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School in 2007 and University of Toledo in 2011. She is a third-grade teacher with Tiffin City Schools. Joe ...

Alex Lucius and Kiara Ruffing

Ruffing-Lucius

Kiara Ruffing and Alex Lucius, both of Tiffin, are announcing their engagement and July 15, 2017, wedding at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tiffin. Kiara is the daughter of Leo and Jackye Ruffing of Bellevue. Alex is the son of Mike and Cindy Lucius of Tiffin.

Kathleen Salway and Jacob Frisch

Salway-Frisch

James and Alicia Frisch, Tiffin, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Jacob Frisch, to Kathleen Salway, daughter of Charles and Judith Salway, Celina. The couple is planning a July 1, 2017, wedding at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina. Kathleen graduated ...

Jesse Wentz and Noel Nelson

Nelson-Wentz

Noel Nelson and Jesse Wentz, both of Wharton, are announcing their engagement and June 24, 2017, wedding. Noel is the daughter of Regina and Chuck Bell of Tunnelton, West Virginia, and Robert and Barb Nelson of Newburg, West Virginia. She is a registered nurse at Blanchard Valley Hospital, ...

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Jacqueline and Dustin Lucius

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 ...

Katherine and Grant Lafontaine

Foy-Lafontaine

Katherine L. Foy and Grant M. Lafontaine exchanged wedding vows at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6, 2016, at Faith United Methodist Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Jeff Lanzer officiating. A reception followed the ceremony at Camden Falls, Tiffin. The bride is the daughter of Ken and Jan Foy of Tiffin. The ...

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 ...

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Denny and Linda Wilhelm

The Wilhelms

Denny and Linda Wilhelm are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. The couple was wed June 18, 1977, at St Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin. Linda (Sours) is the daughter of the late Casper and Beulah Sours and is an MDS nurse at Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria. Denny is the son of ...

Garry and Leah Tanner

The Tanners

Garry E. and Leah A. Tanner of rural Fremont plan to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in July with family and a day trip to Put-In-Bay in August. The couple was married June 8, 1957, at the Burgoon E.U.B. church (now Burgoon United Methodist) by the Rev. L.D. Reynolds. Leah is ...

The Adamses

Gib and Donna (Hoover) Adams will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple was wed June 12, 1992, at Ohio Memorial Chapel, Tiffin, by the Rev. Paul Long. Donna is the daughter of the late Herbert Hoover and Nancy (Fred) Bowers and is retired from Tiffin Developmental ...

Daniel and Mary Reimer

The Reimers

Daniel and Mary Reimer are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 11, 2017, with a family Mass at St. Joseph Church, Tiffin, followed by a family reunion at the couple’s home. The couple was wed June 10, 1972, at St. Aloysius catholic Church, Republic by Father Michael ...