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Lifestyle

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 ...

Designs on a local course: Mohawk Golf Club founded 100 years ago

Mohawk Golf Club was founded May 10, 1919, by a group of men who met at the Shawhan Hotel in downtown Tiffin. By 1921, a golf course, designed by premier course architect Donald Ross, opened for play on a former farm. Renamed Mohawk Golf and Country Club in 2004, members are celebrating the ...

Notable golfers at Mohawk

Among the notable men’s golf champions at Mohawk during the past 100 years have been: Bob Farrell (11), Don Bland and Troy Felter (7 each), Robert Kennedy Sr. and Wayne Moore (6 each) and Joe Lucius (5). Ferrell and Lucius also served as club pros. In addition, Lucius held the Guinness ...

No. 757 is back in Bellevue, where it was during heyday

BELLEVUE — Visitors to the Mad River & Nickel Plate Railroad Museum will find the historic Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive No. 757, the Berkshire, back home in Bellevue. It made the three-day journey from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg, Pennsylvania, arriving home ...

Local World War II veteran turns 100 today

One of the oldest veterans in Seneca County, a man who served in World War II, turns100 years old today. Arthur Breidenbach, who was born on this day in 1919, said he was in the first draft of the war and had a pretty high number in the county, but he didn’t have to report until 1942 after ...

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 ...

Economic impact: Benefits vs. costs of wind turbines

The economic impact of wind farms on Seneca County can be seen as beneficial or not, depending on individual perspective. Two proposed wind farm projects are in the works in Seneca County - Seneca Wind Farm and Republic Wind Farm. A third wind farm, Emerson Creek, is proposed for Huron and ...

Wind projects carry local impact, but decisions won’t be made here

 Although they would be built in Seneca County if approved, decisions on wind turbine projects to generate electricity are not made locally. Investigations and decisions fall under the jurisdiction of the Ohio Power Siting Board, a section of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio that ...

Neighbors helping neighbors: Blessing Box fills a community need

The first Blessing Box in Tiffin was stocked Friday. What’s a Blessing Box? “It’s neighbors helping neighbors,” said Christy Wiser, a NOAH board member. “Give what you can. Take what you need.” Anyone is welcome to drop off items at the box off Jefferson Street on the grounds of ...

Up in the Air takin’ it to the stage

There are few musicians to whom the term “living legend” applies. Members of this exclusive club have written, recorded and performed chart-topping songs over the course of multiple decades, won the music industry’s top awards, influenced popular culture and inspired legions of younger ...

Tiffin couple marks 65 years of marriage

Just before Thanksgiving, Ernst and Trudy Wahl of Tiffin returned from a four-month stay in Germany. For years, they have made the trip to maintain close ties to family and friends in their homeland. At age 88, might this have been Ernst’s last pilgrimage? “I hope not. I don’t give up ...

TU students organize hurricane relief effort

Students and the campus community of Tiffin University again are asking for help collecting items for those affected by Hurricane Florence. Juniors Kaitlyn Borer and Emily Boersen are coordinating the effort at TU. This is similar to that of last years’ efforts to help with Hurricane Harvey ...