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Project Peace is pictured during the 2016 Seneca County Heritage Festival parade.

Project Peace still striving for nonviolent world

  Under the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Project Peace, an initiative through the Sisters of St. Francis, wants the community to know its mission and vision remains constant. Sister Paulette Schroeder organized Project Peace in 2011 and says her vision ...

Lifestyle briefs, Jan. 17

Learn how to paint a lighthouse during classes at Tiffin Art Guild and Gallery Tiffin Art Guild and Gallery is to host an acrylic painting course, “Nova Scotia Lighthouse,” Wednesday evenings during February. Jon Adams is to instruct the class, set for 6-9 p.m. Feb. 1, 8, 15 and ...

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Sisters in Shelter Director Sister Mary Kuhlman (left) talks to guests at an open house highlighting the shelter’s services Thursday evening. 

Sisters in Shelter hosts open house

Sisters in Shelter, a home for victims of human trafficking, gave attention to National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month by hosting an open house at its new office Thursday evening. The organization invited the public to the facility at 31 1/2 S. Washington St., Suite A, to ...

Still time to join personal finance course

For those struggling with financial peace, there is a class to help take control of your money. Brandie Gruss, a local business owner, is to teach Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University course at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St. Gruss said this is ...

‘Lucky 10’ tickets available for hospice

Community Hospice Care is to host “Lucky 10” drawings through October. Tickets cost $10 each. Monthly prizes include: first, $75; second, $20; and third, $10. Tickets can be purchased at Community Hospice Care, 181 E. Perry St., by calling (419) 447-4040 or visit ...

Local cancer financial assistance group receives grant from White Family fund

Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment of Seneca County has been awarded a $10,000 grant from The White Family Charitable Fund with The Tiffin Community Foundation to provide transportation assistance for cancer patients in Seneca County. F.A.C.T. helps residents of Seneca County who ...

Comic book man

  The comic book industry has taught Chris Rupp a lot in the last 25 years. Started as a hobby, Rupp’s Comics has grown into an international business. “I learned a lot from my mistakes,” said Rupp, 44, from his store and warehouse at 335 Ohio Ave., Fremont. ...

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Buckeye Central students who are part of the Junior Teen Institute prepare candy canes with anti-drug slogans to be given to middle school students.

Area students learn the spirit of giving

CAREY — Students at Carey Exempted Village School District are in the spirit of giving all year long in their Teen Leadership Corps. TLC is a class based on community service. It is a nonprofit organization with corporate sponsorship and about 20 other member schools. Adviser ...

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Mary Jane and Don Johnson sit together in the Pizza Hut restaurant in Tiffin, the site of their first date New Year’s Eve 1976 — and every New Year’s Eve since.

Where it began 40 years ago

  Don and Mary Jane Johnson are dining at Pizza Hut this New Year’s Eve. Just like they did on their first date on New Year’s Eve 1976. Just like they’ve done every year for 40 years. “This is where we had our first date, so we decided to keep coming back ...

Lifestyle briefs, Dec. 20

Bingo giveaway set for Monday Seneca County Commission on Aging is to host an After Christmas Bingo Give-a-Way at 5 p.m. Monday at Somerset Reception Center, 382 S. Huron St. The first 100 players are to receive a gift from “Fire-Hot” elf friends (Tiffin city firefighters). Also, ...

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Pictured are some of the items collected for this year’s Stockings for Veterans program.

Stockings for Vets to take donations through Friday

Since 2010, 605 stockings have been distributed to Seneca County veterans during the Stockings for Veterans program sponsored by VFW Post 2858 Auxiliary. For seven years, Beth Walliser, senior vice chairwoman of the auxiliary, has been working on getting donated items to every veteran ...

The front cover of REWIND: Best of ZIG ZAG Magazine Vol. 1 features another photo from that fateful day at Kent State.

First pause, then rewind: Authors present favorites from ZIG ZAGs past

  Six of the top stories from a Tiffin magazine that featured local history are compiled into a new book from Virgin Alley Press called REWIND: Best of ZIG ZAG Magazine Volume 1. “We dubbed this book ‘Volume 1’ because it was impossible to include in one book all the ...

Lifestyle briefs, Dec. 6

St. Francis to host Bead for Life event The St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., is to host Bead For Life 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Bead for Life is a poverty eradication project that builds economic and cultural bridges between impoverished Ugandans and citizens ...

Life feels like a sitcom re-run

Dear Annie: For the past two decades, my life has been an episode of the sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond” on steroids. My mother-in-law has made a wonderful grandmother, but she has constantly criticized my weight, my hairstyle, what I feed my children and how I dress and discipline ...

Issue could be medication side effect

Dear Dr. Roach: I have slight numbness and tingling in my feet and lower calves in both legs. It feels almost like my feet are going to sleep. I can feel pressure but not fine-touch sensation. I have been taking 200 mg of amiodarone daily for a year for heart PVCs, and that works very ...

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Pictured is the Seniors On The Go Bus, driven by Susie Smith, activity director for the Seneca County Home Auxiliary.

Seneca County Home Auxiliary marks 50th year

  It started out with a meeting of 100 people at the former Betty Jane Center March 29, 1966, and now, the Seneca County Home Auxiliary is celebrating its 50th anniversary of serving the needy and infirm of Seneca County. “We are celebrating 50 years and still going ...

Season of giving also can be season for recycling

  During this month’s Christmas parties and holiday events, Seneca County residents are encouraged to become more aware of how to recycle waste materials instead of automatically throwing them in the trash can. “Be aware, because there is so much extra waste during the ...