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Plan to help get people moving

An active transportation plan that would greatly increase the numbers of bicycle and walking trails in Seneca County in the next 20 years has been approved and is in the early stages of development. The plan, coordinated by Seneca Regional Planning Commission, is a partnership of the cities ...

Living in the lofts: Increasingly, people choosing to dwell in downtown Tiffin

As more and more businesses have chosen to locate in downtown Tiffin — especially during the past five years — the downtown area has experienced a revitalization. The increased business activity — shopping, restaurants and other establishments — and the interest of building owners in ...

Vision for riverwalk, hotel, housing and more taking shape in downtown Tiffin

A former Heidelberg University student who says he fell in love with Tiffin during his time in town is envisioning a plan for adding a river walk, housing and a technology business incubator to downtown. The Kear's Family property is secured under a purchase and sale contract, but has not ...

Entertainment | VIEW ALL

‘The Curse of La Llorona’ reigns

(AP) — “The Curse of La Llorona” brought good fortune at the box office. The Warner Bros. horror film based on a Mexican legend about a woman who murdered her children and wanders the world looking for them brought in $26.5 million according to studio estimates Sunday, putting it in the ...

‘Shazam!’ bests newcomers with $25.1M

NEW YORK (AP) — A rush of newcomers couldn’t shake “Shazam!” from the top spot, as the superhero comedy led the box office for the second straight weekend with $25.1 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Lionsgate’s “Hellboy” reboot, the animated Laika ...

Briefly

FCAC to host Easter workshop for children Saturday FOSTORIA — Fostoria Community Arts Council, 125 S. Main St., is to host a free Easter Children’s Art workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday. Instructor Cheryl Graves is to show children how to make Easter decorations that they will be able to ...

Dear Dads

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Kaylea Bowers (Sophie) is pictured writing to her three potential fathers during dress rehearsal of Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre production of “Mamma Mia!” The production is to take place today through Sunday in Gundlach ...

Education | VIEW ALL

Exhibit to raise awareness of sexual assault

In recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness month, Tiffin University is to host a gallery exhibit featuring various displays. The Diane Kidd Gallery is to host “Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future” starting with an opening reception 5-7 p.m. today. The gallery is inside ...

Tiffin University, AICUO, OFIC announce education partnership

Tiffin University, the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges have entered into a new educational partnership according to Peter Holbrook, Tiffin University provost. Through this partnership, employees of AICUO and OFIC’s member ...

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. ...

Outdoors | VIEW ALL

An encounter with Rocky, the flying squirrel

In the mid-1970s I lived with five other guys in an old brick house owned by the Millers. The family occupied the first floor and our rents paid for separate rooms on the second floor with the use of a common kitchen and bath. We called our modest accommodations Miller Manor. The kitchen and ...

ODNR recommends NW Ohio fishing spots

FINDLAY — Ohio offers many locations for the public to fish, including 124,000 acres of inland water, 7,000 miles of streams, 2.25 million acres of Lake Erie water, and 481 miles of the Ohio River, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. DOW has numerous ...

Outdoor Briefs

Early registration ends May 1 for FELC summer camps Early registration for summer camps at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave., ends May 1. Visit www.felctiffin.org for camp and pricing details. Scholarship funds for low-income families are available on request. ...

Park Programs

Seneca County • Seneca County Park District is planning a Craft Creations program to learn flower pressing at 5 p.m. April 29 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, Bloomville. Participants can learn the art of flower pressing after gathering and identifying some woodland flowers. Project ...

Agriculture | VIEW ALL

Up close and personal

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Hopewell-Loudon fourth-graders greet a Holstein calf during Seneca County Farm Bureau's Our Ohio Our Backyard Ag in the Classroom Day at the former St. Mary School Friday morning. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

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 ...

Religion | VIEW ALL

Local groups organize private screening of ‘Unplanned’

Three local groups have come together to bring a private screening of a film with a message of hope, grace and redemption to the Tiffin area. Dan White, a member of the Tiffin Catholic Men’s Group and chancellor of the Knights of Columbus, first began the initiative around the first of the ...

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. ...

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Gene Thomas Niedermier

A son, Gene Thomas Niedermier, was born Tuesday, March 5, 2019, to Curtis and Andrea Niedermier of Benton, Kentucky. Gene weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 17 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Bobbie Clark and Terry Clark of Kentucky. Paternal grandparents are Jerry and Theresa ...

Lamar Lovelle Cartlidge Jr.

A son, Lamar Lovelle Cartlidge Jr., was born Saturday, March 30, 2019, to Amanda Jenkins and Lamar Cartlidge of Tiffin. Lamar Jr. weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.

Jack Stanley Scherley

A son, Jack Stanley Scherley, was born Sunday, March 31, 2019, to Sarah Marie and John Andrew Scherley of Bellevue. Jack weighed 7 pounds and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are John and Debbie Kobylak of Rossford. Paternal grandparents are Urban and Pat Scherley Jr. of ...

Naomi Rose Ramminger

A daughter, Naomi Rose Ramminger, was born Friday, March 17, 2019, to Heather and Marc Ramminger of Springfield, Illinois. Naomi weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Rosalie Distel of Tiffin and the late Paul Distel. Paternal grandparents are Sara ...

Engagements | VIEW ALL

Rumsey-Brodman

Katherine Marie Rumsey and Capt. Jacob Phillip Brodman are announcing their engagement and Aug. 3, 2019, wedding. Katie is the daughter of Joseph and LeighAnn Rumsey of Bath, New York. She graduated from Prattsburg Central School in 2012, obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of ...

Messersmith-Zeigler

Jacqueline Marie Messersmith and Kurtus John Zeigler are announcing their engagement and June 8, 2019, wedding in The Great Hall at Heidelberg University. Jacqueline is the daughter of Randy Messersmith and Val Risner-Nye, both of McCutchenville. She graduated from Mohawk High School in 2010 ...

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. ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Ewald-Black

Patricia Ewald and Casey Black exchanged wedding vows at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at The Ridge at Verterra Vineyards, Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan. The officiant of the double-ring ceremony was brother-in-law of the bride, Tom Stringer. A reception followed the ceremony at Verterra ...

Steinberger-Griffin

Cassandra Steinberger and Derek Griffin exchanged wedding vows Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Sacred Heart Church, Fremont. A reception followed at Ole Zim’s, Gibsonburg. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Maureen Steinberger of Fremont. The groom is the son of Mark and Connie Griffin of ...

Steiner-Mann

Haley Steiner and Vincent Mann exchanged wedding vows Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Tiffin. A reception followed the ceremony at Camden Falls, Tiffin. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Norma Steiner of Tiffin. The groom is the son of Vincent and Cynthia ...

Giesler-Harvey

Ashley Giesler and Michael Harvey exchanged wedding vows at 7 p.m. April 6, 2018, at a private ceremony with family in Tiffin. The officiant was uncle of the groom, Michael Baltzell. A reception took place Friday, July 20, 2018, at Camden Falls, Tiffin. The bride is the daughter of Kevin ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

The Brookes

Hank and Linda Brookes plan to celebrate their 50th anniversary with family later this summer. The couple was wed March 21, 1969, at Trinity United Church of Christ, Tiffin, by the Rev. John Gantt. Linda is the daughter of the late Sheldon and Thea (Chester) Scott of Tiffin and was employed ...

The Wades

Jim and Sylvia Wade celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at New Riegel Cafe, with their family, and a Mass to bless their marriage Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church. They were united Jan. 3, 1959, at St. Aloysius Church, Republic, by the Rev. ...

The Fretzes

Tom and Barb Fretz of Tiffin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party at The Chandelier Event Center, Tiffin. The couple was wed Jan. 18, 1969, at St. Mary Catholic Church; the bride’s uncle, the late Rev. Gerald M. Stein, officiated. Tom is the son of the late George and ...

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 ...