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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 ...

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This is a torture scene during the re-enactment of the capture of Col. William Crawford, during last year’s event.

Re-enaction: Crawford’s capture portrayed during history days at park

Re-enactments of the capture of Col. William Crawford are to highlight Living History Days at Crawford County’s Lowe-Volk Park June 3-4. The 16th annual re-enactment, a partnership between Crawford Park District and Colonel Crawford’s Company living history group, also is to feature an ...

Lifestyle briefs, May 16

ProMedica Hospice to host bereavement camp for youths 6-16 CLYDE – ProMedica Hospice in Clyde is to host Camp Fearless for children and adolescents who have experienced the lost of a loved one. The bereavement day camp is ideal for children ages 6-16 and features therapeutic activities, ...

Signage prompts visitors to use smartphones to guide them through Kingwood Center Gardens.

Follow your phone to view natural beauty of Kingwood

A phone app to supplement self-guided tours is new this year at Kingwood Center Gardens, Mansfield, a 47-acre former estate garden, which has been open to the public since 1953. In preparation for a visit to the gardens, people with a smartphone may download the Kingwood Center Gardens app ...

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Gene Fatzinger and Joann Hatton work on their latest puzzle together at Seneca House.

Fitting together: Puzzle pieces connect two octogenarians

Two residents at Seneca House have been pieced together by a common hobby. Gene Fatzinger, 89 and Joann Hatton, 86, first met last summer. Hatton and Fatzinger each have lost a spouse and, in June, she became a resident at Seneca House where Fatzinger had been residing for three ...

Lifestyle briefs, May 9

Volunteers sought for weekend food drive The Salvation Army and other area organizations need help this weekend curbing hunger in the community. According to a release from the organization’s Tiffin Citadel, the annual U.S. Postal Service food drive begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Major ...

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The Mohawk Academic Team includes (from left) Hannah Walters, Hayley Luhring, Bailey Morgan, Alex Lersch and Marcus Terry.

Mohawk strong at nat’l quiz bowl tourney

SYCAMORE — Coming off of a strong finish at the Eastwood Invitational, the Mohawk High School Quiz Bowl team took its knowledge and skills to the national stage. The team, coached by Crystal Bartley, traveled to two competitions at the national level over the weekend, testing its knowledge ...

Lifestyle briefs, May 2

Friedman Village ranks 34 out of 690 Freidman Village at St. Francis Assisted Living has announced the results of the most recent family satisfaction survey. Friedman Village was ranked 34 out of 690 assisted living facilities in Ohio and ranked one of the top in Seneca County and ...

A new era: Park district enters 21st year with levy, full-time director

As the vibrant green of spring takes hold in Seneca County Park District’s 21st year, a new era is taking shape. Although the volunteer base that has supported the park district for 20 years remains vital to its future, board members say passage of a levy last fall has provided financial ...

Park district to host citizen appreciation day May 7

Seneca County Park District is hosting a free May Fest celebration and citizen appreciation day 1-4 p.m. May 7 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, south of Bloomville on SR 19. The afternoon is to feature an old-fashioned maypole at 2 p.m. in the historical education area near the old-time ...

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Pictured are some of the glazed ceramic bowls students in the New Riegel art club created for the Empty Bowls project.

Empty bowls can help fill stomachs

In conjunction with New Riegel Local School’s Spring Arts Festival, the students involved in art club are working to raise awareness about hunger. The students in grades 8-12 in Claire Hibbard’s art classes have come together to bring the Empty Bowl Project to the area and help raise ...

St. Francis to host seminar on legacy planning Thursday

St. Francis to host seminar on legacy planning Thursday The St. Francis campus, 200 St. Francis Ave., is to host a legacy planning seminar, the next segment in its Community Education Series 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. The program is to teach about gift options that let someone provide for a ...

In Motion dancers plan benefit recital

In Motion Dance Studio has scheduled a benefit recital for this weekend, shifting focus to teaching students they can make a difference in lives of others through dancing. In Motion has scheduled a recital, titled “Solving The Puzzle One Dance At at Time,” for 6 p.m. Sunday in the ...

First Step names officers, board members

FOSTORIA – First Step Health Family Resource Center has announced the appointment of three new members of the board of trustees and new officers and members for 2017. Joining the board of trustees are Sarah Brady, Autumn Diaz and Lindsey Griffin. Brady works as a relationship banker at ...