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Find out about Venus and Serena Williams

Dear readers, Venus and Serena Williams have transformed the world of professional women’s tennis. Their powerful style of play, sense of fashion and strong determination have made them heroes and role models to millions. Among many other achievements, these sisters have won Grand Slams and ...

Lifestyle briefs, June 19

Cardinal Chorale to present free concert tonight FOSTORIA — The Cardinal Chorale is to host a free concert at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Wendelin Parish. The group is composed of students from all over Ohio. Fostoria hospital to host linen sale Wednesday FOSTORIA – ProMedica Fostoria ...

Home, garden tour in Upper to help maintain courthouse landscaping

UPPER SANDUSKY — The community of Upper Sandusky again is gathering to support the Wyandot County Courthouse property during the second annual home and garden tour next month. The 2018 Home and Garden Tour is to take place 1-6 p.m. July 8. The tour is to include six locations, including the ...

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Entertainment briefs, June 21

Downtown markets, paint out The Seneca County Farmer’s Market in Downtown Tiffin is to return Saturday. The market is to begin at 9 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m., rain or shine. Vendor set-up is to begin at 8 a.m. The market is located on South Washington Street between East Perry and East ...

Daughter records duet with late father

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Cornell’s daughter has released a recording of a duet with her late father as part of an emotional tribute to the late rocker on Father’s Day. Toni Cornell released the duet of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” Sunday along with a note thanking her dad for ...

‘Incredibles 2’ sets animation record with $180 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a draught of family-friendly films helped “Incredibles 2” become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the eighth-highest film launch overall. Disney estimated Sunday the ...

Entertainment briefs, June 14

BSA to host auditions for children’s theater production BELLEVUE — Bellevue Society for the Arts is to host open auditions for “Aesop, Come Back!” at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at BSA, 205 Maple St. Performances are to be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11 and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 12. In an ...

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Webster accepts Terra State teaching job

FREMONT — Jerome Webster is to remain at Terra State Community College as a business professor. He resigned as Terra’s president May 16 effective May 31. According to a separation agreement approved Wednesday by the board of trustees, an employment agreement renewed June 28, 2017, ...

‘Fly high butterfly’

BASCOM — Memories of the Rainey family were in the hearts of Chieftains and on the wings of butterflies Thursday morning. Shirts in support of the family and Bascom Joint Fire District dotted the Hopewell-Loudon School gymnasium as children attended an awards ceremony on the last day of ...

New chief

FREMONT — Terra State Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday afternoon, led by the interim president of the college. Ronald Schumacher, interim president, took the head of the table following the resignation of Jerome Webster last week. At the April 25 board of trustees meeting, ...

‘Time to celebrate’

FREMONT — Twenty graduates participated in the 2017-18 Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Center Gateway, Ohio’s Options and GED graduation ceremony Wednesday evening. “Graduation, no matter what institution, is the best day of the year,” Heath Martin, assistant vice president ...

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Outdoor briefs, June 24

SCPD board to consider grant allocations at meeting Monday Seneca County Park District’s board has scheduled a special meeting for 10:30 a.m. Monday to consider a recommendation for allocations of the park district’s Community Park Grant funds. The funds are from a portion of the park ...

Park Programs, June 24

Tiffin Park & Recreation • The next summer PLAY Days sponsored by Tiffin Park & Recreation Department is planned for Friday at the Moose Shelter at Hedges-Boyer Park. Planned Leisure Activities for Youth Days involve organized games, crafts and activities in neighborhood parks. The ...

Outdoor briefs, June 17

Yosemite’s haven for giant sequoias ready for visitors YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park’s largest sequoia grove is ready to open to the public after crews completed a restoration project to protect the nearly 500 ancient trees, officials said ...

Park programs, June 17

Tiffin Park & Recreation • The Late Show is featured June 24 in the Tiffin Park & Recreation Department Summer Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. in the band shelter at Hedges-Boyer Park. The rest of the concerts in this year’s series, sponsored by Tiffin Moose, include Rusty Vinyl at 7 ...

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State ag chief up for challenges

The head of the Ohio Department of Agriculture told Seneca County residents Thursday that the future of agriculture will be challenging, but he said he believes farmers and producers will adapt and succeed as they always have. Director David Daniels spoke to residents and took their questions ...

Keys to success

How to make the majority of crop producers understand the benefits of no-till and cover crops for creating healthy soils was the keynote speaker’s focus Tuesday morning during the second annual Ohio Soil Health Symposium at Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center. “I think the keys ...

Seneca residents get info on Republic Wind project

GREEN SPRINGS — APEX Clean Energy, a company proposing about 60 wind turbines in the Republic Wind project, hosted a pre-application open house Wednesday evening at Green Springs VFW to provide a project overview — one step in the process of getting the project approved. The company ...

Wyandot County Fair Results, Sept. 16

Junior Fair Sheep Breeding Champions Ram Over All Breeds: Cameron Shellhouse, Kids Got the Spirit. Ewe Over All Breeds: Cameron Shellhouse. Showmanship Junior: 1st, Liam Shellhouse, Kids Got the Spirit; 2nd, Avery Stump, Kids Got the Spirit; 3rd, Kyle Bishop, Town and Country. ...

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Religion briefs, May 27

Two men from area to be ordained into priesthood today Bishop Daniel E. Thomas is to ordain three men to the priesthood at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Boulevard, Toledo). Deacon Kyle Gase of Fostoria and Tiffin native Deacon Scott ...

Look for small moments to share with your kids

Q: I’ve read that, as parents, we should “engage our children” to stay connected. As a dad, I really do want to make my kids a priority. But I just don’t have time! What can I do? Jim: I’ve heard many parents talk about how hard it is to find time to engage with their kids. I get ...

Shaped by the master

More chances to attend Evangelist David Engesath is to lead services at Truth Baptist Church, 566 N. Washington St., at 7 p.m. today and Friday. Sunday, he is to lead Sunday school at 10 a.m., a worship service at 11 a.m. with a potluck meal after, and a service at 1:30 p.m. An evangelist ...

St. Francis events

• Yoga classes Sr. Paulette Schroeder will host yoga classes 5:15-6:15 p.m. every Wednesday in the Greccio Room at St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. A $7 donation is requested. Mat and belt provided. No registration or experience required. For more info, ...

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Madilynn Irene Hanshaw

A daughter, Madilynn Irene Hanshaw, was born Thursday, June 7, 2018, to Destony and Lance Cpl. Seth Hanshaw of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Madilynn weighed 5 pounds and measured 17 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Heather Factor of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Mike and ...

Alexander Joseph Stevens

A son, Alexander Joseph Stevens, was born Tuesday, June 19, 2018, to Alana and David Stevens of New Riegel. Alexander weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Connie Margraf of New Riegel. Paternal grandparents are Joseph and Patricia ...

Harper Skye Wheeler

A daughter, Harper Skye Wheeler, was born Wednesday, June 20, 2018, to Taylor Laudenslager and Zachary Wheeler of Tiffin. Harper weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Kathy and Chris Laudenslager of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Dolly and Cory ...

Wyatt Allen Sturgill

A son, Wyatt Allen Sturgill, was born Wednesday, June 20, 2018, to Alexis and Michael Sturgill of Tiffin. Wyatt weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Scott and Cheryl Larson and Douglas Desjardins, all of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Vicki ...

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Phillips-Cramer

Jessica Phillips and Mark Cramer are announcing their engagement and Sept. 1, 2018, wedding at Canyon Run Ranch, Pleasant Hill. Jessica is the daughter of Timothy and Cindy Phillips of Lexington. She graduated from Lexington High School in 2007 and The Ohio State University in 2013 with a ...

Chwalik-DeWitt

Katherine “Katie” Chwalik and Kenneth “Kenny” DeWitt’s five children are announcing their parent’s engagement and July 20, 2018, wedding. Katie is the daughter of Matthew and Martha Chwalik. She attended Calvert High School, Tiffin. Kenny is the son of Donna Nelson. He attended ...

McAllister-Sendelbach

Mary Ellen McAllister of Fostoria and Logan Anthony Sendelbach of Tiffin are announcing their engagement and November 2018 wedding. Mary Ellen is the daughter of William and Catherine McAllister of Fostoria. She graduated from Hopewell-Loudon High School in 2010 and The Ohio State University ...

Flowers-Davis

Melissa Flowers and Craig Davis of Findlay are announcing their engagement and July 21, 2018, wedding at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Findlay. Melissa is the daughter of Dave and Luann Flowers of McClure. She graduated from Heidelberg University in 2014 with a bachelor’s ...

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Sours-Hampshire

Danielle Renee Sours and Ryan Patrick Hampshire exchanged wedding vows at 4 p.m. May 5, 2018, at Ohio Memorial Chapel, Tiffin, with family and friends. The officiant was best friend of the groom, Rob Distel. A reception followed at Somerset Hall, Tiffin. The bride is the daughter of Garland ...

Long-Wagner

Ciara Renee Long and Alec Robert Wagner exchanged wedding vows Dec. 2, 2017, at Sycamore United Church of Christ, Sycamore, with the Rev. Karen Fraser-Moore and the Rev. Paul Fraser officiating. The bride is daughter of Carl and Deb Long of Tiffin. The groom is the son of Robert and Jessica ...

Genet-Chavez

Catherine Genet and Joshua Chavez exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 30, 2017, at St. Bernard’s Church in Akron. The officiant was Father Dan Reed. A reception followed the ceremony at SYB Party Center in Stow. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Fran Genet of Tiffin. The groom is ...

Wahl-Felton

Sara Linn Wahl and Zachary John Felton exchanged wedding vows in a double-ring ceremony at 1:30 p.m. May 20, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin. The officiant was Father Bill Rose. A reception followed at Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center. The bride is the daughter of Tom ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

The Benners

Michael and Barbara Benner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 9, 2018, with a Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, and a family dinner. The couple was wed Feb. 10, 1968, at Our Lady of Consolation Church, Carey, by the Rev. Leroy Paul. Barbara is the daughter of ...

The Thomases

Michael and Judy Thomas celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 23, 2018, with a 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bascom, followed by a family gathering. The couple was wed June 22, 1968, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bascom, by Father Richard Dunn. Judy is ...

The Eakins

Jon and Linda Eakin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 9, 2018, with a party for family and friends hosted by their children and, in February, a cruise to Hawaii. The couple was wed June 8, 1968, at Trinity United Methodist Church of Christ, Port Clinton. Linda is the ...

The Laubenders

Craig and Darlene Laubender are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 17, 2018, with a dinner arranged by their children before traveling. The couple was wed June 17, 1978, at Center Church of the Brethren, Louisville, by the Rev. John Dilling. Darlene is the daughter of ...