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Next TAG exhibition a cross to bear

Tiffin Art Guild is making a call for artists to enter its next art exhibition. The exhibition, “Crosses,” is to challenge artist to create a cross, either three-dimensional or flat, in any medium of their choice, according to Jill Groves, TAG treasurer. There are countless designs from ...

Tiffin couple plan to start Bible study

A local family has hosted Bible study from their home the past three years and, in March, plan to open services to the community. Ben Sandrock and his wife became affiliated with Calvary Chapel in Florida while they were living there. Upon returning to Tiffin, the two agreed to start hosting ...

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‘Black Panther’ blows away box office with $192M

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed “Black Panther” to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark. The Marvel film ...

You’re gonna like this here

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Annie (Riley Gibson, left) comforts Molly( Zoe Rando) during dress rehearsal for Seneca East High School’s production of “Annie” Tuesday afternoon. Performances are to take place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $9 for adults and ...

Entertainment briefs, Feb. 15

Dinner, ‘Joey’s Story’ set for Feb. 26 at Old Fort High School OLD FORT — Old Fort High School is to host “Joey’s Story: A Community Event” starting at 6 p.m. with a free dinner Feb. 26 at the high school, 7635 N. CR 51. Dinner is to be provided by Bone Boys BBQ and Lee’s ...

Next TAG exhibition a cross to bear

Tiffin Art Guild is making a call for artists to enter its next art exhibition. The exhibition, “Crosses,” is to challenge artist to create a cross, either three-dimensional or flat, in any medium of their choice, according to Jill Groves, TAG treasurer. There are countless designs from ...

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New Riegel homecoming court

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY The New Riegel High School Homecoming Court includes (front row, from left) Elliot Ritter, Ava Theis and Lyncoln Hill; (middle row, from left) Grace Clouse, Julia Reinhart, Kristin Coleman, Brianna Gillig, Tiffany Hemminger and Emily Peters; and (back row, from left) ...

With films and testimony, Heidelberg to shine light on human trafficking

Next week, Heidelberg University is celebrating Human Trafficking Awareness Month with a series of presentations to bring light to the issue, including a talk by a long-term survivor. This is the fourth year the university has dedicated a week to Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Kristen ...

Old Fort homecoming court

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY The Old Fort High School homecoming court includes (from left, front row) Lydia Frankart, Hanna Bilger, Rachel Eberly, Whitney Bilger, Madison Shul and Maya Englehart, and )back row) Harmon Channels, Stephen Simon, Devyn Smith, Luke Wagner, Caleb O’Connor and Bennett ...

Mohawk uses fifth calamity day

SYCAMORE — Mohawk Superintendent Ken Ratliff addressed the issue of winter weather and school cancellations Monday. The district has reached the five-day cancellation limit. If any further days are canceled, the district is required to use make-up date as set in the district calendar: ...

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Fire changes everything — temporarily

The most predictable thing about my life at the moment is its unpredictability. Things have been up and down since last fall, with a  disaster this past Friday evening when we had a major fire on the property. We think it may have started in the chicken coop, where we had a heat lamp. ...

Outdoor briefs, Feb. 11

Gypsy moth management open house Tuesday An open house about the state’s gypsy moth management program has been scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Seneca County Fairgrounds Junior Fair Building, 100 Hopewell Ave. The Ohio Department of Agriculture each year conducts an extensive ...

Park programs, Feb. 11

Seneca County • Young Adventurers ages 6-12 are invited to a join a bird count at 9 a.m. Saturday at Seneca County Park District’s Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve. Kids should dress to be outdoors as they find a spot to watch and count birds. Bird identification books are provided. ...

Outdoor Briefs, Jan. 28

Division of Wildlife has K-9 program The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has announced it has joined more than 20 states in a new wildlife K-9 Program in the Division of Wildlife. One wildlife officer from each of Ohio’s five wildlife districts are to become handlers in the program. ...

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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. ...

Peek-a-boo

Sheep look through a fence at Wyandot County Fair Friday morning.

Just ducky

Cade Frey, 10, of Upper Sandusky, spends time with his ducks as he waits to enter the show ring at Wyandot County Fair Friday morning.

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Amazon is ‘heart of the church,’ pope says

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — From deep in the scorching Amazon rainforest, Pope Francis demanded Friday that corporations stop their relentless extraction of timber, gas and gold from God’s “holy ground,” and called on governments to recognize the indigenous peoples living there as the ...

Advent series set to begin

West Independence United Methodist Church plans to begin its Advent sermon series, titled “The Gift,” Sunday with a sermon titled “The Gift of Doing Right.” Avery Authenreith is to provide special music.

Father-daughter outings can help teen see she is valued

Q: I’m the father of a slightly “boy crazy” 14-year-old daughter. I’m really dreading the whole dating thing as she gets a little older. What can I do to prepare both of us? Jim: Most fathers with daughters go through the same struggle watching their little girls grow up. I’d ...

New lieutenants join Tiffin Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has two new lieutenants that are working to help the community. Michael and Jamie Blanchette started working at the Tiffin center June 28 and said they are happy to be a part of the community. “God has sent us to Tiffin, and we believe strongly that he has us here for a ...

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Temperance Mae Blanton

A daughter, Temperance Mae Blanton, was born Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, to Sheana Marie Hernandez and Christopher Blanton of Fostoria. Temperance weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Vera and Michael Little of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Tammy ...

Frederick Dines Clay

A son, Frederick Dines Clay, was born Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, to Gracie and Brandon Clay of Tiffin. Frederick weighed 7 pounds and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are John and Theresa D’Angelo of Niles. Paternal grandparents are Ron and Tonda Clay of Lorain. Paternal ...

Lorelai Dawson Fitch

A daughter, Lorelai Dawson Fitch, was born Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, to Ashly Anderson and Tyler Fitch of Tiffin. Lorelai weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jennifer Glock of Findlay and Richard Anderson of Toledo. Paternal grandparents are ...

Maryann Renee Moore

A daughter, Maryann Renee Moore, was born Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, to Kim Swayne and Robert Moore. Maryann weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 21 inches long.

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Niedermier-Basilone

Alison Marie Niedermier and Bradlee Kemp Basilone are announcing their engagement and April 21, 2018, wedding. Alison is the daughter of Gerald and Theresa Niedermier of Republic. She graduated from Seneca East High School in 2007, the University of Findlay in 2011, where she earned a ...

Lucius-Branham

Jessica A. Lucius and Ethan S. Branham are announcing their engagement and June 30, 2018, wedding. Jessica is the daughter of Gregory and Julie Lucius of Attica. She is a 2012 graduate of Seneca East High School and a 2016 graduate of Capital University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree ...

Schalk-Smith

Brittany Lynn Schalk and Benjamin Charles Smith are announcing their engagement and April 14, 2018, wedding. Brittany is the daughter of Dan and Rosemary Schalk of New Riegel. She graduated from New Riegel High School in 2009 and Ashland University in 2014. She is a registered ...

Bloom-Thiry

Danielle Bloom and Justin Thiry are announcing their engagement. Danielle is daughter of Ken and Darlene Bloom. She graduated from Calvert High School in 2010, the University of Toledo in 2014 and Professional Skills Institute in 2017. She is a physical therapist assistant for PT Services, ...

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Teixeira-Zirger

Caroline Teixeira and Andrew Zirger exchanged wedding vows in a double-ring ceremony at 6 p.m. May 13, 2017, along the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, Georgia. The officiant was Daniel Villena. A reception followed at Roswell River Landing in Roswell, Georgia. The bride is the daughter of ...

Craig-Baugher

Samantha Craig and Craig Baugher exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin. The officiant was Father Gary Walters. A reception followed the ceremony at the Master’s Building at the Wyandot County Fairgrounds, Upper Sandusky. The bride is the ...

Ritter-Weaver

Alaina Ritter and Ryan Weaver were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. April 29, 2017, at Ohio Memorial Chapel, Tiffin. The Rev. Rose Wilson was the officiant during the double-ring ceremony. A reception followed at Meadowbrook Ballroom, Bascom. Alaina is the daughter of Fred and Sandy Ritter of ...

Somers-Burton

Amanda Somers and Roger Burton Jr. exchanged wedding vows Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at the Barn at the Backwoods in Thornville. The officiant was Debby Roszman. A reception followed the ceremony at the same location. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Lisa Somers of Tiffin. The groom is ...

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The Whitmers

Garry and Melissa Whitmer celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January with a trip to Orange Beach, Alabama. The couple was wed Jan. 28, 1968, at St. Wendelin Church, Fostoria. Melissa is the daughter of the late Dr. Stephen and Helen Markey of Fostoria and is retired from ...

The Klingshirns

Richard and LaDonna Klingshirn plan to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary of Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at a later date with a family gathering. The couple was wed Jan. 25, 1958, at St. Joseph Church, Tiffin, by the Rev. Walsh. LaDonna is the daughter of the late Leo and Eulalia ...

The Longos

Leonard and Jane Longo celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with their family. The couple was wed Nov. 24, 1962, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, by the Rev. George Koerber. Jane is the daughter of the late Fred and Mildred Baker and is retired from Webster Industries. Leonard ...

The Schreiners

Allan and Shirley Schreiner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 5, 2017, with an 8 a.m. Mass at St. Gaspar del Bufalo Church, Bellevue, and a small reception at K of C Hall, Attica, in the afternoon. The couple was wed Nov. 4, 1967, in St. Mary Cathlic Church, Tiffin, by the Rev. ...