Lifestyle

New park to open right on time for peak of spring bird migration

A new spot is to open next weekend along the shores of Lake Erie for bird watching, just in time for the peak of spring migration. With a dual purpose of providing another recreational area in northwest Ohio and restoring coastal wetlands, Howard Marsh is to open April 28-29 as the newest ...

Lake Erie Birding Trail

Of course, birds don’t follow the calendar and the spring migration isn’t limited to the Biggest Week in Merican Birding, May 4-13. The annual migration is under way and is to continue through most of May. “Lake Erie and its associated habitats are among the most bird-rich ecosystems in ...

Biggest Week in American Birding May 4-13

When talking about spring birding, the Biggest Week in American Birding (www.biggestweekinamericanbirding.com) has become a focal point. In its ninth year, the Biggest Week focuses the attention of the world on northwest Ohio for 10 days in early May. Last year, more than 90,000 birders ...

Notes on weather, birding economics

The weather plays a part in the numbers of birds found. No matter when or where, statistics show birding is one of the most popular forms of nature-based tourism. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 71.8 million Americans enjoy wildlife watching, and 46.7 million people ...

Family Fest to feature science theme with exhibits, experiments

Science is the topic of this year’s Tiffin Family Fest at Tiffin Community YMCA. The event is to take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the YMCA, 180 Summit St. Associate Executive Director Jillian Shaferly said this annual family-oriented community event includes kid-friendly games, ...

Lifestyle briefs, April 17

TU research conference, competition Wednesday Tiffin University is to host the first Research Conference and Competition starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Marion Center and Main Classroom Building. The competition, sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, has about 200 Tiffin ...

Local vet service opens mobile clinic

Stover Veterinary Services is expanding its practice with a new full-service mobile veterinary clinic. The clinic is to have regular office hours in Tiffin and at two other locations in Seneca County, in addition to house calls. Dr. Amber Stover has been in business for 11 years, dealing ...

Walleye run migration

In the midst of this spring’s walleye run on the Sandusky River, local outdoor leaders are looking a few years down the road when the annual spawning migration is expected to reach Seneca County. “The long and short of it is with the Ballville Dam coming out this year, opportunities ...

Tiffin Glass Museum puts more on display

Those who visit Tiffin Glass Museum will see some additions, including new spaces to view more glass pieces. Located at 25 S. Washington St., Tiffin Glass Museum has been operating since 1998, Ed Gosche, president, said. The exhibit presents examples of the glassware produced at the ...

Briefly

Nonviolent activist to be in Tiffin Friday Nonviolent Tiffin is to host John Dear, an international speaker, at 7 p.m. Friday in the Elizabeth Schaefer Auditorium on the campus of St. Francis, 190 St. Francis Ave. Dear is to discuss the launch of Tiffin as the 51st nonviolent (peace city) ...

United Baptist Church committed to ‘Love Tiffin’

United Baptist Church of Tiffin is committed to loving God and loving neighbors and wants to initiate that more directly with events this year, according to the pastor. Lead Pastor Jesse Caro said after working in ministry in California and West Virginia, he and his family were called here ...

Hand-made ornament connotes local maker of dyes for Easter eggs

Hawkes Crystal is honoring JJ Fleck’s Easter egg dyes on its first ornament of the Tiffin Legacy Ornaments series. The glass ornament is the first in a series commemorating early businesses in downtown Tiffin. “Tiffin was a hotbed for ground-breaking businesses like Fleck’s,” said ...

Picture this: Contest for a Cause collects items for Humane Society

Having always been an animal lover, one local business owner decided to put that love of animals in the form of a contest. Taylor Elchert, owner of Taylor Elchert Photography, hosted a contest two weeks ago called Contest for a Cause. “If I could rescue every dog, I would,” Elchert ...

Lifestyle briefs, March 27

Learn about local resources to fight addiction this week An informational session about resources for fighting addiction is set for 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at A Little Faith Ministries, 230 S. Washington St. It is to offer details about education and support for families and community members who ...

Author-to-be researches father’s role in Manhattan Project

As a child, Connie Glass never was allowed to know what her father did, but as an adult she has taken the journey to uncover his life – and his work during the Manhattan Project. “I’ve been researching his life over the past 20 years,” Glass said. She compiled her research into a ...

Lifestyle briefs, March 20

Park district, chamber plan ribbon cutting Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services and Seneca County Park District are to celebrate the park district’s new office at 9 a.m. today at 3362 S. TR 151. An open house is to follow until 4:30 p.m. Free genealogy website class at ...

Taking flight: Tiffin native spent much of his career up in the air

Flying fighter jets for the U.S. Air Force and flying people around on Southwest Airlines has kept Columbian High School graduate Bill Goodwin in the air for much of his life. “I just like the freedom,” he said. “I love to be up in the air. I love the challenges that are posed with ...

Gardens are dynamic

Anyone who has the responsibility for a garden, whether it be a window box or container or a full-fledged estate, knows things never stand still. They always are moving and shifting and growing and changing. I am going to see even more of this process than usual as we recover and rebuild ...

At the intersection of cars and deer

It’s totally not supposed to work this way. Seriously, the two other times I hit a deer—one a gentle no-harm-done kiss with the bumper and the other a $4,200 rearrangement of the truck’s front end—at least those both occurred when you might expect, at dusk on a brisk November ...