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David Wyatt (center), 10, tells Junior Library Manager Connie Cole about his island scene during the Lego contest at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.

Youths show off Lego skills

Local children showed off their Lego building skills at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library Saturday afternoon during its annual Lego contest. About a dozen creations were displayed in the library’s Frost Kalnow Room, where anyone at the library could vote on the best creation within age ...

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The back wall of Benchwarmers Restaurant and Delivery, 105 Allen St., features wooden bleachers with the restaurant’s slogan, “Ride the Pine,” on the wall above.

Take a seat at Benchwarmers

A new dining option is to open Monday. Benchwarmers Restaurant and Delivery, located at 105 Allen St., will be open 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday with dine-in closing at 10 p.m. most nights, unless an important sporting event is ...

Bellevue plans Safety Town for special needs adults

BELLEVUE — Bellevue Police Department is offering programs for adults and children with developmental disabilities. Sgt. Keith Jesse said the department is offering its first Safety Town for adults with special needs. The program is to be 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays in February in city council ...

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Patty Gosche, (left) visits Rachel Drees, to whom she gave a kidney.

Tiffin native gives kidney to woman seeking transplant

A former Tiffin resident gave the ultimate gift in the form of a kidney this past November to someone she had only met a handful of times. It was through the Mount Orab Church of Christ in the village of Mount Orab that Patty Gosche met Rachel Drees and learned about her need of a kidney. ...

From Little Italy, Tiffin, to seeing the Enola Gay

The last and biggest of the Pacific battles of World War II occurred on the island of Okinawa, Japan, from April 1 to June 22, 1945. It was considered the bloodiest battle of the Pacific campaign, involving 287,000 troops of the U.S. armed forces against 130,000 Japanese soldiers.The war ended ...

It’s about the pie … and more

ATTICA - Homemade pies may be the specialty at Backroads Diner, but a variety of other menu items also draw in customers to the restaurant.Peg Carrick, owner of Backroads Diner, said her homemade coconut cream pies top the list, but other homemade pies include apple, cherry and banana split. ...

Young boy volunteers time, saves money for education

Shane Webb, an 11-year-old boy from Old Fort, is volunteering his time monthly and already saving money for college.This begs the question, "what were you doing with your time and money when you were 11?" Bob Sheffer, AMVETS Post 48 commander, knows exactly what he had on his mind when he was a ...

Car show character

Jack Cramer of Findlay shows off his 1958 Chevrolet "Tow Mater," customized to portray a character from "Cars," at Sunday's AMVETS car show. Funds raised will go to Flag City Honor Flight, an organization that facilitates visits for veterans to see memorials in Washington D.C.. Event ...

Exercise might help after blood clot

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 62-year-old male in generally good health. I have a clot in the popliteal vein in my right knee, and have been taking warfarin and getting periodic blood tests. Typically, the numbers are where my primary care physician wants them. It seems to be taking a long time (eight ...

Give ‘Barney’ a chance — slowly

Dear Annie: I've been good friends with "Barney" for 10 years. During that time, we've had an on-and-off romantic relationship. For years, I assumed it was a timing issue, but I finally realized that, as much as he might care about me, I was just being used to fill up time between women. I felt ...

Hospice now focuses on life quality

Dear Dr.?Roach: I was advised by a doctor at a reputable hospital to put my mother in hospice for congestive heart failure. She also has multi-infarct dementia. That was a year ago. Her vitals have been checked twice a week since that time and are always good. Her oxygen level also is very ...

He’s not rebound guy, he’s backup

Dear Annie: Many years ago, "Hazel" sat next to me in high school and apparently had a crush on me. (I had no clue.) She married someone else, and her husband passed away 20 years ago. Four years later, she met "Larry," who is married and says he can't divorce because of his religion. He tells ...

May days bring back colorful migration

Migrating songbirds have been a little slow making their way north this spring, trickling in a few at a time, but the birding community is ready for the annual May splash of colorful warblers, tanagers, flycatchers, vireos, thrushes and a host of other birds.More than 400 bird species have been ...

The lost is found

Seven Eagles Historical Education Center is beginning its fourth decade of educating people - youths, in particular - about how life was lived in earlier days.The historical center is kicking off its celebration in May with two events - an Outdoor Skills Weekend May 2-3 and the annual Lost Arts ...

Smoke of any kind can harm

Dear Annie: For many years, I have heard about the dangers of secondhand smoke. I am a non-smoker, but was married to a smoker for 13 years and have asthma.Now that pot is being legalized in some states, including where I live, what are the dangers of secondhand pot smoke? I haven't heard a ...

Diabetes rating is compromise

Dear Dr. Roach: My father has Type 2 diabetes, and his primary care physician has said repeatedly that an A1C of 7.2 percent or 7.3 percent is nothing to worry about. He also says that the American Diabetes Association has told physicians to loosen their restrictions on diabetics. The wall ...

Vocal changes can have multiple causes

Dear Dr. Roach: Over the past year, my voice has become hoarse or raspy. I find that I often have to clear my throat while speaking. I've had a stomach endoscopy and a colonoscopy done, the results of which were noted as "normal." Nothing has changed in my life, such as climate, diet, clothing, ...

Let parents deal with disruptive sis

Dear Annie: I am a disabled single mother of two, and I work part time. We live in a modest mobile home that is becoming too difficult for me to maintain. The hard winter resulted in frequent frozen water pipes, no heat and high utility bills.My parents have offered to purchase a house for us, ...

Manage your land for wildlife

Managing your land for wildlife can provide you with an opportunity to increase the carrying capacity and concentration of wildlife on your property.Whether your passion is hunting, photography or simply observing nature, there are several things you can do - without spending a lot of money - ...