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Matt Minichillo of Stow and his daughter, Hannah.

MS Run the US to pass through midweek

A runner, along with a team of 30 individuals, plans to participate in the 2017 MS Run the US relay. A leg of the race is to go through Tiffin Wednesday. Matt Minichillo of Stow first participated in the 2016 MS Run the US relay, running 180 miles across Ohio. The MS Run the US started in ...

Lifestyle briefs, July 18

Car show, outdoor movie hosted in Fostoria this week FOSTORIA — Fostoria Area Visitors Bureau is to host a free outdoor movie along the with The Chamber Car Show. The outdoor movie is to take place at 9 p.m. Thursday in the grassy lot on the corner of Main and Tiffin streets. The car ...

Purple martin houses: Bird bander assists colony of the birds at Garlo

Master bird bander Jim Coffman this week banded the first young birds in the first nests of his new purple martin colony at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve. “I managed to band five of the nine purple martin young (Tuesday), which were about 15 days old, and in very good health,” he ...

Exchange program seeks host families, volunteers

A student exchange program is asking Seneca County families to consider becoming a host family for the 2017-18 school year. Youth For Understanding is one of the oldest and largest intercultural exchange programs, placing hundreds of international exchange students with families across the ...

Lifestyle briefs, July 11

Verandah concert to feature vocal jazz ensemble FREMONT — A vocal jazz ensemble is to perform during the next Verandah Concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. The CB Singers , an intergenerational group of vocalists, has a repertoire that ...

A history of the area

Long before Peter and George Lonz built a winery on Middle Bass Island, the earliest known human inhabitants of the Lake Erie Islands were Ottawa and Wyandot Indians. Pictographs carved several hundred years ago on Inscription Rock on Kelleys Island show the presence of Indians on the ...

The icing on the cake

PHOTO SUBMITTED This photo published in the April 4, 1966, edition of The Advertiser-Tribune was supplied by Terry Huffman. It shows members of a class taught by Mrs. William Welter at her home east of Tiffin on SR 18. They had completed a course in cake decorating. Pictured are (seated) ...

TU professor to teach in Katmandu as part of Fulbright program

A member of Tiffin University’s faculty has been selected for the Fulbright Specialist Program, which involves spending five weeks at Kings College in Kathmandu, Nepal. Perry Haan, professor of marketing at TU, has worked as a faculty member and administrator in higher education since 1986. ...

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Wren houses, bluebird boxes and purple martin houses have been placed on 5 acres of H.P. Eells Park as a new bird sanctuary.

Eells Park in Bettsville has bird sanctuary

Bettsville’s H.P. Eells Park is home to a new bird sanctuary, which is just one option village officials are using to breathe new life into the 65-year-old park. “We don’t have the swimming beach any more out there currently, and we’re trying to use the property for its best ...

Buffalo Wild Wings to host weekly events

Buffalo Wild Wings is to host the Cruise-In Car & Truck Show 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays, featuring all types of vehicles. There will be door prizes and 25 percent off for anyone who brings a classic car or truck. There also will be live entertainment and corn hole. Thursdays, Buffalo Wild Wings ...

Duo to perform as part of concert series

WILLARD – The Drew Allen DUO is to perform tonight as part of the Concert in the Park series. The duo plays all styles of music with a combination of guitar, vocals, saxophone and other woodwind instruments. Concessions will be available. The Concerts in the Park series is presented by ...

Founding father? Erastus Bowe likely was first to settle in Seneca County

Erastus Bowe, the first man to permanently settle in the area, could be considered one of Tiffin’s fathers. Although Josiah Hedges purchased the land that would become Tiffin and had it surveyed in 1822, it was Bowe who lived here first and opened the first tavern to provide a rest ...

Some debate over when Tiffin was founded

While the Bicentennial Committee chose 1822 as Tiffin’s founding date, local historian Mark Steinmetz said events leading up to that year are important to the area’s history. “Josiah Hedges purchased the land and had it surveyed in 1822, and he convinced some people to settle there,” ...

Managing volunteers can present unique challenges

In addition to running their own businesses, some entrepreneurs also are involved in non- profit organizations. Many sit on the decision-making boards of these organizations or volunteer to chair projects that help the community. These volunteer gigs often give entrepreneurs and others ...

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Old Fort woman writes of family, personal struggles

A local author recently released a memoir with upcoming book signings scheduled at two local businesses. Kelli Miller is the author of “Split Second: Redefining My American Dream,” which detailed her relationship with her father, James Adelsperger, who in 2010 was diagnosed with terminal ...

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The cover of Cher Bibler’s latest novel.

Local author releases third novel

A local author has released her third novel about a small town woman trying to break free from her bonds and her past. Cher Bibler, a native of Green Springs, has lived in Tiffin for many years and is known as the owner of a used bookshop and vocalist and bass player in the local band ...

Lifestyle briefs, May 23

Humane society to close 3 days for maintenance The Humane Society of Seneca County is to be closed today through Thursday for maintenance, and reopen Friday during normal business hours. Spirituality Center to host events all summer long The St. Francis Spirituality Center is to sponsor ...