Lifestyle

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 ...

Lifestyle briefs, Nov. 6

Alzheimer’s group to meet The next Alzheimer’s support group meeting is to feature Todd Harris, pharmacist at ICP, at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave. For more information, call (419) 447-2723. TAG to host student workshops in November Tiffin Art Guild is to ...

Book brings ’48 murders to life

In 2012, Scott Fields published a novel based on the Niebel murders committed by Robert Daniels and John West, with the primary action set in Mansfield. He previously had written several other books, but “The Mansfield Killers” has outsold all the others. “Writing has always been a ...

Murders in Seneca County

On a warm July night in 1948, James and Rita Smith had spent the evening playing cards at her parents’ home in Tiffin. Before heading home in their Buick, they stopped for refreshments at Stewart’s Root Beer Stand on North SR 53. Married two years, the couple could not foresee the tragedy ...

Here’s a start for a custom wine trail

Whether you’re spending an evening relaxing with friends and enjoying a glass of wine at a local winery or you’re on a mission to visit every winery in Ohio, northwest and north central Ohio have a lot of winery choices. The popularity of “trails” — whether they feature wine, ...

Relief work: Tiffinite has devoted her lifetime to art

Around the age of 4, Patricia Banks remembers watching her mother drawing the comic strip character Blondie. Her mother was delighted when her daughter copied what she saw. “She said, ‘I think we have an artist here,’” Banks recalled. At St. Mary Elementary, her classmates were ...

The story of the Battle of Lake Erie

(A full version can be read on the website provided below; this is an abbreviated version) The annual Historic Weekend event takes place at the national park Sept. 7-9, and this commemorates the 205th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie. According to an account of the battle of the ...

What’s up, Doc? It’s a house bunny rabbit

Raise your hand if you’ve got a dog. That’s a lot of hands! Cat lovers? Not as many, but still a strong show of support for an animal that likely regards you as the pet, if a moderately useful one. (There actually are fewer dogs than cats in the U.S., but more dog owners. Foolish humans, ...

By the numbers

Statistics from the Life Connection of Ohio website: More than 115,000 people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants in the United States, including 2,900 Ohioans. Those waiting would more than fill The Ohio State University football stadium. The national transplant waiting list ...