Lifestyle

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 ...

Luminaria in memory of Brian Danner helped Light Up the Night March 26.
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Maintaining a memory, extending awareness

A local family is keeping the memory of their husband and father alive. Brian Danner died unexpectedly Dec. 3 due to SUDEP — sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. “Before this tragedy, we had never heard of SUDEP,” Emily Danner, Brian’s wife, said. “The doctors never made us aware ...

Mental Health and Recovery Services Board to offer grief, loss support group

The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties is to offer a grief and loss support group 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting April 18 at the board office, 1200 N. SR 53. Eight sessions are planned, facilitated by a licensed independent social worker. The ...

Mercy Health offers drop boxes for old prescriptions

To provide the community with more resources to dispose of old or unused medication, Mercy Health has announced the installation of medication drop boxes on site at eight locations across northwest Ohio to serve the community and help combat the prescription abuse epidemic. The boxes are for ...

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Dwight Everhart, Attica Lions Club sight chairman, tests out the equipment used in the Lions’ early children’s eyesight testing program.

Lions Clubs team up to test kids’ sight

ATTICA – Children 5-6 years old — even as young as six months old — are to have the chance at a free eyesight screening due to efforts of the local Lions Clubs. Attica Lions Cub has recently adopted and implemented an early children’s eyesight testing program, with the help of the ...

Lifestyle briefs, April 4

Learn basics of photography at women’s series Monday FOSTORIA – First Step, as part of its Women’s Enrichment Series, is to present “Capturing Creative Images” at 6 p.m. Monday at 1099 Columbus Ave. The program is to be presented by Autumn Diaz. Participants are to learn the basics ...

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Spending time on personal reflection on the peaceful grounds of St. Francis is part of the Operation Resilience program.

HeartMath: Tiffin police breaking ground on dealing with stress from job

Sometimes, the first people at the scene of an accident or crime have feelings that linger in their lives long after the event has passed. Sometimes, first responders see things they would rather not see, and deal with life happenings the general public seldom encounters. Sometimes, they ...

Some of the presenters at Operation Resilience have been (from left) Sister Edna Michel, director of the St. Francis Spirituality Center; Chief Bill Wilkins of Defiance Fire and Rescue; Lt. Aaron Russell of Tiffin Police Department; and Lt. Brent Meredith of Ohio State Highway Patrol, Fremont post.

Operation Resilience offers more in-depth learning

By Vicki Johnson Staff Writer vjohnson@advertiser-tribune.com In addition to a four-hour HeartMath program being offered to Tiffin police officers is a 3 1/2-day Operation Resilience retreat program offered by St. Francis Spirituality Center. “For our overall mental health, it’s ...

Gibson gang

PHOTO SUBMITTED This photo of “The Gibson Restaurant Gang,” taken around 1947, was submitted by Joy Hoke, who used to go there with her grandmother for fish on Friday nights. The restaurant was near Sandusky and Madison streets. Pictured are Mary Bollinger (far left), Nick Heil (second ...

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Warden of the Year to speak March 23

A 2016 Ohio Warden of the Year recipient is to serve as the next speaker in Tiffin University’s Good Morning World Series. TU alumna Ronnette “Roni” Burkes, warden of the Ohio Reformatory for Women, is to present “An Unlikely Journey from Volunteer to Warden” at 8 a.m. March 23 in ...

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Lois Williams playing bingo at Tiffin Moose.

Luck o’ the centenarian

Lois Williams is to celebrate her 100th birthday Friday. Williams has been attending the Pantry Plus Bingo Hall, inside Tiffin Moose Lodge, for the past seven years. Williams was born in Fremont and was one of 12 children. She graduated from Fremont Ross High School in 1935 and later moved ...

Ups, downs (and turns) of bicycling in London

The introductions were brutal: pavement, face. Face, pavement. My maiden voyage on my new bicycle and already I was imitating roadkill. I picked myself up off the London street so briefly my bed and took inventory. Hands: mutilated but still serviceable, after minor kerbside surgery to ...

Lifestyle briefs, Feb. 28

Learn signs of human trafficking March 14 The program “Slavery in Our Community” is to take place at 7 p.m. March 14 at Faith United Methodist Church, 75 N. Sandusky St. The program is to be presented by Sister Mary Kuhlman and focus on recognizing the signs of human trafficking and ...