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Back to the sky on their own

As the Ohio Bluebird Society prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary next weekend, Seneca County residents are preparing nesting boxes for the beginning of spring breeding. “This is the time of year you have to clean them out and get them ready,” said Seneca County’s OBS bluebird ...

Entertainment briefs, Feb. 23

North Coast band to perform in Clyde CLYDE – North Coast Concert Band and North Coast Big Band are to present a concert at 3 p.m. March 5 at Clyde High School. The 60-member concert band is to perform an array of musical styles, while the big band is to feature an assortment of classic ...

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Wally and The Beavs perform at Put-In-Bay.

Bash Saturday to benefit water rescue team

BASCOM – Meadowbrook Park is the site of the 14th Annual Bash set for Saturday night in the Meadowbrook Ballroom. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased at Forte Music, Champs Barer Shop, Tan-it-All and the Viaduct Bar & Grill. Proceeds are to ...

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The Right Now.

First an album, then the tour

A soul/pop band from Chicago, The Right Now, is to stop in Tiffin next month, on the heels of its latest album release. The seven-piece band formed in 2008 and has been recording and touring consistently, said Brendan O’Connell, who plays the keys and guitar. O’Connell said they ...

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‘Fiddler’ on The Ritz stage

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Pictured are The Ritz Players during dress rehearsal Thursday for the production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” Performances are to be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Feb. 25 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at the 30 S. Washington St. theater. Tickets cost $15 for ...

Entertainment briefs, Feb. 16

Tickets on sale for ‘The Lion in Winter’ BUCYRUS – Crawford Theatre Co. is to present “The Lion in Winter” at 8 p .m. Feb. 24-25 and March 3-4 at the Bucyrus Elks, 309 E. Mansfield St. “The Lion in Winter,” by James Goldman, with a comedic tone and dramatic action, tells the ...

Entertainment Briefly, Feb. 9

Ritz to host TU singers at next Friday Night Live Tiffin University’s musical groups Up in the Air, DFX, Higher Ground, Sketchbook and N’Awlins are to be featured at The Ritz Theatre’s Friday Night Live at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the National Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets ...

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‘Laramie Project’ staged at HU

A cast of 22 students, performing more than 60 roles, presented “The Laramie Project” during a dress rehearsal Wednesday. The production is part of Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre. Divided into three acts, “The Laramie Project” is the docudrama that ...

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Valerie Zeno (left) hospitality management instructor, earned the Ohio ProStart 2017 Teacher of Excellence award Sunday. She is pictured with Elissa Heal (center), director of Sentinel CTC and Greg Edinger (right), superintendent of Vangard-Sentinel.

Sentinel instructor named Teacher of Excellence

COLUMBUS — Sentinel Career and Technology Center’s hospitality management instructor was named the Ohio ProStart 2017 Teacher of Excellence during a ceremony Sunday. Valerie Zeno, who has been with Sentinel for three years, received the award, which recognizes teachers who embrace ...

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Scientist, engineer, comedian and author Bill Nye, speaks Wednesday at Heidelberg University as part of its HYPE program.

Become ‘Gen S’

Famed scientist and television host Bill Nye discussed climate change and working to change the world Wednesday morning at Heidelberg University. Nye, CEO of the Planetary Society, scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor, was the keynote speaker for Heidelberg’s HYPE Day ...

New Riegel homecoming court

New Riegel’s homecoming court includes (back row, from left) Gabriel Souder, Brandon Arbogast, Michael Kirian, Dylan Reinhart, Alec Zoeller and Scott Beier; (center row, from left) Kiersten Hough, Elyssa Theis, Brooke Noftz, Emily Hohman, Brianna Gillig and Alesha Lowery; and (front ...

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1st TU provost

Tiffin University appointed its first provost Wednesday. Peter Holbrook is to assume the role Feb. 27. He previously served as dean of the College of Business and Management, chief operating officer, vice president for enrollment management and faculty member at Cardinal Stritch University ...

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Park Programs, Feb. 5

Sandusky County • Babies in the Parks ages birth to 2 years with an adult companion are invited to a Sleepy Bears program at 10 a.m. Thursday at Wilson Nature Center at Sandusky County Park District’s Creek Bend Park. Littles ones can use their senses to discover their surroundings and ...

Warming up to thoughts of flowers

The sky is gray, the wind is howling, snow flurries are falling, the temperature is way down there. What better time to start thinking about flowers? I have my vegetable seed order ready to go, and although I don’t need many flowers this year, there are always a few must-haves. The ...

Outdoor briefs, Jan. 8

Sendelbach new area conservation technician Allison Sendelbach has been hired at Seneca Conservation District as area conservation technician for Seneca, Wood, Sandusky and Erie counties. A Tiffin native, Sendelbach said in the announcement she grew up catching fish and frogs in ...

Park programs, Jan. 8

Seneca County • Seneca County Park District invites Preschool Pals ages 3-5 with an adult companion to follow animal tracks at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve. Kids should dress for the weather and be prepared to look and learn about animal tracks as they walk the ...

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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 ...

Archbold Equipment buying Gibbs Equipment

BELLEVUE — Archbold Equipment has entered into an agreement to acquire Gibbs Equipment of Bellevue, according to a news release. The purchase is to increase the number of Archbold Equipment locations to seven in the tristate area. The deal is to close in January, though a name change ...

AgriBiz association conference set

COLUMBUS — The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is planning its fifth annual conference Feb. 1-2 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest, providing education and networking opportunities for agribusiness professionals. Topics for presentations are to include consumer perceptions, generational ...

Just keep pedaling

UPPER SANDUSKY - Don't look back at the sled and don't stop pedaling were words of advice for those who competed in the Wyandot County Fair's kiddie pedal pull Friday.Billy Mitchell, 9, of Upper Sandusky, competed in the pull for the first time and moved the sled 18 feet, 4 inches. He said he ...

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Religion briefs, Feb. 18

Mini retreat March 4 to focus on grace An Oasis Day Mini Retreat: This Mystery Called Grace is planned for 9 a.m.-noon March 4 at St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. The retreat is to focus on the role of grace in spiritual journeys. The morning reflection is ...

Bake sales today and Sunday benefit A/C system

CAREY — Super Bowl Sunday is approaching and the Our Lady of Consolation volunteer bakery is to have a bake and soup sale today and Sunday. The sales office, in the information booth across from the OLC Basilica, is to be open 4-7 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds go ...

Devotion toda at Bellevue shrine

BELLEVUE‚ “First Saturday” Devotions are to begin at 10 a.m. today at Sorrowful Mother Shrine, 4106 SR 269, 7 miles south of Bellevue. The devotion is to include praying the rosary, attending confession, receiving the Holy Eucharist and spending at least 15 minutes in meditation on ...

Religion briefs, Jan. 28

Salvation Army in Tiffin plans Super Bowl party A Super Bowl party is to begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at The Salvation Army, 505 E. Market St., Tiffin. The party is to offer fun, food, fellowship, crafts, table games, card games, videogames, prizes and the championship game on a big-screen ...

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Keenan Micheal Allen Bean

A son, Keenan Micheal Allen Bean, was born Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, to Mercedes Runion and Nathan Bean of Fostoria. Keenan weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Katina and Steve Steinmetz Jr. and Eric Runion, all of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are ...

Grayson Lee Morgan

A son, Grayson Lee Morgan, was born Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, to Carley Barnett and Cory Morgan of Plymouth. Grayson weighed 8 pounds and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Robin and Brian Barnett of Willard. Paternal grandparents are Ricky and Tiffani Morgan and Connie ...

Julianna Marie Metzger

A daughter, Julianna Marie Metzger, was born Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, to Tracy and Nathan Metzger of Bloomville. Julianna weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Howard and Ann Minzer of Bloomville. Paternal grandparents are Mark and Judy Metzger of ...

LakeLee Nova Elizabeth Young

A daughter, LakeLee Nova Elizabeth Young, was born Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, to Britteny Elizabeth Bohannon and Dylan LeRoy Young of Fostoria. LakeLee weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Susan and Glenn Peace of Fostoria. Paternal grandparents are ...

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Cox-Anderson

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Cox Jr. of Tiffin, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Anderson of Republic, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Jessica Cox and Eric Anderson, and their June 2017 wedding. Jessica is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Cox of Tiffin. She graduated from Calvert ...

Kobylak-Scherley

Sarah Marie Kobylak of Rossford and John Andrew Scherley of Bellevue are announcing their engagement and Aug. 26, 2017, wedding at Our Lady of Hope, Attica. Sarah is the daughter of Deborah and John Kobylak of Rossford. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 2010 and graduated from Eastern ...

Kraft-Braunscheidel

Tarra Spenser Kraft and Adam Nicholas Braunscheidel, both of Cincinnati, are announcing their engagement and June 9, 2017, wedding. Tarra is the daughter of David and Pamela Kraft of Tiffin. She graduated from Calvert High School in 2006, from Xavier University in 2010, with a bachelor’s ...

Tyler Stover and Michelle Morgan

Morgan-Stover

Michelle Kathleen Morgan and Tyler Lee Stover of Winter Garden, Florida, announce their engagement and May 6, 2017, wedding. Michelle is the daughter of David and Susan Morgan of Budd Lake, New Jersey. She graduated from Mount Olive High School in 2003 and Monmouth University in 2007. She ...

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Lucas and Holly Brickner

Tiell-Brickner

Holly Anne Tiell and Lucas James Brickner exchanged wedding vows at 1 p.m. Nov. 12, 2016, at All Saints Church, New Riegel. The officiant was the Rev. Timothy Kummerer. A reception followed at Meadowbrook Ballroom, Bascom. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Norma Tiell. The groom is the ...

Aaron and Eva Kapelka

Tanner-Kapelka

Eva Tanner and Aaron Kapelka were married at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 26, 2016, at St. Andrew’s Church, Liberty, by the Rev. Timothy Kummerer. A reception followed at Meadowbrook Ballroom, Bascom. Eva is the daughter of Doug and Lori Tanner. Aaron is the son of Tom Kapelka and Anette ...

Doug and Nancy Oldaker

Price-Oldaker

Nancy Price and Doug Oldaker II were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at Tiffin Moose Lodge No. 846. Joe Maloy was the officiant of the double-ring ceremony. A reception immediately followed the ceremony at the Moose Lodge. Nancy is the daughter of Don and Karen Price ...

Meagan and Nicholas Steyer

Buenger-Steyer

Meagan Buenger and Nicholas Steyer exchanged wedding vows at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at All Saints Catholic Church, New Riegel. The officiant was Father Tim Kummerer. A reception followed the ceremony at Meadowbrook Ballroom, Bascom. The bride is the daughter of Michelle Ross of ...

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James and Gina Reuter are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary Sunday,  Feb. 26, 2017. They are planning a tropical vacation and a celebration with family at a later date. 
Gina (Esposito) is the daughter of the late Vern and Shirley Fisher and is a paralegal and legal administrator at Meyer & Kerschner Ltd. law firm in Tiffin and Columbus.
Jim is the son of John “Jack” E. Reuter and the late Marilyn Reuter and is a mechanical engineer at National Machinery in Tiffin.  
They are the parents of two daughters, Jamie (Keith) McDougal of Basalt, Colorado, and Shannon (Andrew) Zwicker of Brooklyn, New York.

The Reuters

James and Gina Reuter are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. They are planning a tropical vacation and a celebration with family at a later date. Gina (Esposito) is the daughter of the late Vern and Shirley Fisher and is a paralegal and legal administrator at ...

Alexa Frank and Justin Wharton

Frank-Wharton

Alexa Frank and Justin Wharton are announcing their engagement and July 14, 2017, wedding. Alexa is the daughter of Don and Darren Frank of Tiffin. She graduated from Calvert High School in 2010, Heidelberg University in 2014 and is to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in ...

Sara Wahl and Zachary Felton

Wahl-Felton

Sara Linn Wahl and Zachary John Felton are announcing their engagement and May 20, 2017, wedding. Sara is the daughter of Tom and Cheryl Wahl of Tiffin. She graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School in 2012 and Tiffin Academy of Hair Design in 2015. She is a hair styist at Julie’s ...

The Rev. Gary and Kay Hicks

The Hickses

The Rev. Gary and Kay Hicks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, with family at an outdoor picnic at the Marksbury home in Sandusky. The couple was wed Feb. 11, 1967, at United Christian Fellowship, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, by Henry ...