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Older employees staying in workforce

With the tightening of the labor market, employers are looking for new additional sources of employees. One of those sources is older workers. This includes employees who are delaying retirement as well as those who have gone back to work. The US Department of Labor says workers age 55 and over ...

Logjams, legal & literal

More than 50 years after a group of landowners met to talk about cleaning out Wolf Creek, the job has been accomplished. The project, first proposed in the mid-1960s, required working through logjams of two types — legal ones and those in the water. Seneca County Engineer Mark Zimmerman ...

Before books were letters: Drama preceded construction of Carnegie Library

A piece of Tiffin’s history is set to be sold to the highest bidder Tuesday when the Carnegie Library building goes on the auction block. What people don’t see when they look at the building at Jefferson and East Market streets was brought to life by former library Director Pat Hillmer ...

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Barbershop concert scheduled

UPPER SANDUSKY — Barbershop Harmony will return to the Star Theatre in Upper Sandusky 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 as the community theatre holds its “Evening of Barbershop,” 121 W. Wyandot Ave. This biannual concert is held to raise funds for the local theatre’s scholarship fund. This year’s ...

The best is yet to come: Two new musicals on stage at Ohio Star Theater

SUGARCREEK — Ohio Star Theater is to be offering two, brand new shows to round out the 2019 season. Beginning Aug. 23, “A Simple Sanctuary” is an exciting, suspenseful story with twists and turns you won’t expect. The story is based on a novel by Beverly and David Lewis. The story ...

BSA Children’s Theatre to present musical

BELLEVUE — Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Children’s Theatre is to present “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.,” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17, and at 2 p.m., Aug. 18, in the Hirt Theater at 205 Maple St. Based on the best-selling book series, Stanley folds his way around the ...

Star production of ‘Mary Poppins’ continues this weekend

UPPER SANDUSKY — The Star Players, Inc. are in final preparation for this summer’s musical production. Disney and Cameron McIntosh’s Mary Poppins, The Broadway Musical, which opened last Friday, is directed by Scott Persinger. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday with Sunday ...

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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. ...

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Flowers are having a good summer

Flowers are having a good summer. On our daily walks, my dogs and I look at neighbor’s yards for ideas about plants and color schemes. Right now marigolds, black-eyed susans, purple cone flower and phlox are center stage. Hydrangeas, rose-of-sharon and roses are all blooming. The roses ...

Summer gardenflourishing, but preparing for fall

For the many friends of Janet Delturco, she would love to hear from you as she recuperates from a medical issue that will prevent her from visiting her sister in August. Her address is 2395 E. CR 36, Tiffin, and her email address is janetdelturco@yahoo.com. We visited and she was worried about ...

Blue pike are really walleye

In 1983, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared extinct a once massively abundant species that many biologists now suspect had never actually existed. Back in 1967, a study published in the prestigious Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada reported that during the 44 year ...

Park district announces photo contest winners

Lyra Dicken won best of show in the 19th annual Seneca County Park District Photo Contest in the adult contest with a photo she called “Wind on ice,” and the People’s Choice Award went to Dennis Walter for “Cornfield Spiderweb.” The youth best-of-show winner was Layla Glenn with her ...

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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 ...

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It’s the people we are with that are important

Q: Once again, I couldn’t afford to give my kids the memorable summer vacation that their friends all seem to experience. It’s discouraging. Do you think they’ll resent me for it? Jim: One of the best lessons I’ve ever learned about parenting happened about 10 years ago. I headed out ...

Small things can bring peace to chaos

Q: I’m very discouraged about what I see in our country. So many problems; so much animosity and negativity. But it’s all so big — what can one person do? Jim: Let’s use a simple analogy. Say you’re in a public bathroom drying your hands when you see a used paper towel on the floor. ...

Supporting roles are important

Q: I feel overlooked and unappreciated in my job. I’m surrounded by people with more talent, skill and/or education who get all the attention. It gets pretty discouraging. How can I keep my attitude up? Jim: I’d say don’t look down on yourself; your role may be more important than you ...

Single parent feels inadequate

Q: I’m adjusting to being a single mom, but I’m really worried about raising my 9-year-old son on my own. I feel inadequate. Do you have any advice? Jim: Being a single parent is tough. Raising a boy can present some unique challenges for a single mother, so I want to encourage you: You ...

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Birth Announcements

• Louis Michael Huffman-Paxton, a son, was born Saturday June 15, 2019, to Clairese Huffman and Cole Paxton of Tiffin. Louis weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandmother is Rhonda Huffman of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Jane and Jay Morris of Zanesville ...

Birth Announcements

• A son, Linkin Joseph Meyer, was born Monday, July 22, 2019, to Katie Cutcher and Zachary Meyer of Tiffin. Linkin weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jeffrey Cutcher Sr. of Port Clinton and Kimberly Cutcher of Gibsonburg. Paternal ...

Birth announcements

• A daughter, Madison Lynn Bingham, was born Tuesday, July 9, 2019, to Haeli and Ethan Bingham of Tiffin. Madison weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Bill and Necole Lynch of Wauseon. Paternal grandparents are Todd and Ruth Bingham of ...

Birth Announcements

• A daughter, Ellen Marie Karcher, was born Monday, July 1, 2019, to Denise and Tom Karcher of Upper Sandusky. Ellen weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Denny and Becky Eyestone of Upper Sandusky. Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Jill ...

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Malloy-Phillips

Brittany Lynn Phillips and Richard Patrick Malloy are announcing their engagement and Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, wedding. Brittany is the daughter of Jim and Krista Phillips of Attica. She graduated from Seneca East in 2008 and Heidelberg University in 2012. She is employed as a polisher at ...

Hoover-Rohrbach

Christine Marie Hoover and Michael Robert Rohrbach are announcing their engagement and Aug. 11, 2019, wedding. Christine is the daughter of Janet and Vern Keefe Sr. of Tiffin. She graduated from Calvert High School in 1995 and Stautzenberger College in 2000. She is employed by ProMedica ...

Hohman-Clark

Adam Joseph Hohman and Caitlin Alysse Clark are announcing their engagement and Aug. 24, 2019, wedding. Caitlin is the daughter of Lisa (Caldwell) Clark and Craig Clark of Edgewood, Kentucky. She graduated from Morehead State University with a bachelor of biology degree and a doctorate of ...

Saldusky-Fuller

Rachael Ann Saldusky and Ethan Marshall Fuller are announcing their engagement and Aug. 17, 2019, wedding. Rachael is the daughter of Betty Saldusky of Tiffin. She graduated in 2010 from Hopewell-Loudon High School and in 2016 from Chamberlain University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Miller-Thompson

Bethany Sue Miller and Trace Andrew Thompson exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in a double ring ceremony at All Saints Parish, New Riegel. The Rev. Timothy Kummerer was celebrant. An evening reception then followed at the American Legion, New Riegel. The bride is ...

Shunk-Decker

Stephanie Ann Shunk and Brady Stephen Decker exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. June 30, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. The Rev. Joseph Syzbka was the celebrant. A reception followed the ceremony at Meadowbrook Park. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Virginia Shunk of ...

Brandon and Amanda Gruss

Amanda Whitaker and Brandon Gruss exchanged wedding vows Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Ohio Memorial Chapel, Tiffin. The officiant was Debby Rozsman. A reception followed at Pioneer Mill. The bride is the daughter of John and Cindy Whitaker of Tiffin. The groom is the son of Denny and Beth ...

Lonsway-Gaul

Anne Kathleen Lonsway and Bradley Charles Gaul were united in marriage at 1:30 p.m. June 2, 2018, in St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin. The Rev. Gary Walters and the Rev. Frank Murd were co-celebrants during the double-ring nuptial Mass. A reception at Camden Falls, Tiffin, followed the ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

The Kurtzes

Kris and Deb Kurtz are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary with a family gathering. They were wed Aug. 17, 1984, in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Deb is retired after 30 years at Mohawk School. Kris has been the parts manager at Tiffin Ford Lincoln Mercury for 32 years. They are ...

The Kirians

John and Marjorie (Clouse) Kirian will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, with a 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church and brunch at T.J. Willie’s. The couple was wed Aug. 9, 1969, at St. Mary Church, Tiffin, by the Rev. C.C. Herringhaus. Marge is the ...

The Williams’

Tom and Sandy Williams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party with close friends and the wedding party at Mazza’s restaurant in Mt. Vernon. The couple was married July 6, 1969, at Gay Street Methodist Church, Mt. Vernon, by the Rev. John Graham and the Rev. Milton ...

The Siegles

Emil and Alice Siegle celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 4, 2019. The couple was wed July 4, 1959, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, now All Saints, in New Riegel. Alice is the daughter of the late Louis and Pauline Lucius and is retired from Heidelberg University. Emil is ...