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Walk away your winter blues

Recent below-zero temperatures have lots of people itching to get outside for some fresh air and exercise. Winter hiking can be a great way to burn some extra calories, create lots of energy or simply enjoy some sunshine outdoors.It's probably a good idea to wait until the temperature is at ...

Group lets hair down to raise autism awareness

A student organization on Heidelberg University's campus works to raise awareness of autism with one large event per semester. This semester, the group is to host an event to donate locks of hair.RyRy's Autism Avengers is a student organization that works to raise awareness of autism and raise ...

Burning Snowman 2015 ‘snowballs’ into citywide event

PORT CLINTON - The Burning Snowman music festival has "snowballed" into a citywide event for 2015. The core event is set for noon-10 p.m. Feb. 28 at Lagoon Saloon on Nugent's Canal in Port Clinton, but activities are planned at other venues, as well. Festivities are to begin Feb. 27 with Last ...

WSOS to support wrap-around services, provide entrepreneurial training

WSOS Board of Directors met Feb. 10, approving a proposal to provide wrap-around services to 25 eligible Sandusky County families with children and youth. The agreement with Sandusky County Family and Children First Council in the amount of $40,000 is to provide services from July 1 through ...

Carcinoid tumors may be on the rise

Dear Dr. Roach: My father suffers from carcinoid syndrome, and I was wondering if it is hereditary. For many years now, I have gotten a strange, numb feeling in my mid-abdomen region that comes and goes. At other times I have a mild, dull pain in the same area. I also have been experiencing a ...

Feel free to ask dentist ‘why’?

Dear Annie: Can you tell me whether this is a scam? Dentists are now telling seniors that their old fillings need to be replaced. My dentist told me this, and I've never had a bit of trouble with my fillings or teeth.I said I won't replace them until they bother me. I was also told I need ...

Road trip!

Sisters Hannah Tucker of Tiffin and Jessica Daniels of Dover fulfilled a childhood dream last summer when they visited the courthouses in all of Ohio's 88 counties.And they did it in seven days, driving almost 2,800 miles."We guessed we could have driven to the Grand Canyon in the amount of ...

American Girls offer glimpse into history

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's junior department will be hosting an American Girl Tea Party 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Girls 6 years and older, who have registered, are invited to attend this party with their favorite doll and a special adult.Participants will learn about American Girl doll ...

Yoga, for all seasons, all reasons

Yoga is described by Sister Paulette Schroeder as "an hour in which you honor your whole being."And Gemma Marschke sums it up this way: "In a nutshell, on a physical level, yoga helps me maintain my health and helps me address my aches and pains without having to rely on medication. On a more ...

Taking care of business in New Riegel

In its 50th year of business, Paul's Market in New Riegel has new owners and a new name. The new Perry Street Market officially changed hands Dec. 1.The store at 11 N. Perry St. is staying in the New Riegel "family," as Larry and Mary Mathias, both New Riegel natives, purchased the business ...

Reporting for Duty

During his first few months as Seneca County's new wildlife officer, Austin Dickinson said he has been completing training and getting to know people."It's been a great experience so far," Dickinson said. "It's something that I think falls in line with what I like to do."Seneca County is a very ...

Natural and Nutritious

Long before it was popular to eat organic foods, two area natural food cooperatives were offering the natural food choice in the Tiffin area.The oldest is Whole Family Foods, which was formed in Sycamore in 1976, making the co-op 38 years old. A co-op named Healthworks was started in Tiffin in ...

Having fun with preservation

Nichole Jones finds water fleas and fathead minnows exciting.Actually, it's the part those organisms play in her life and her new Fostoria business, Bojhun Environmental Services, 111 W. South St. And it's the idea of protecting the environment and helping other people to protect the ...

Local farmers using cover crops to combat erosion

Editor's note: Harmful algal blooms and the health of Lake Erie have been in the public eye for the past month after Toledo was forced to tell its residents not to drink the water coming out of their home taps in early August because of high levels of a toxic bacteria.Since then, there has been ...

Project Peace plans fall events

Founded three years ago by Sister Paulette Schroeder, Project Peace continues its mission to promote peace at personal, community, regional, national and international levels. The organization twice has sponsored a Peace Fair, several speakers, non-violence workshops and public peace ...

Timber!

Wednesday marked the 220th anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers, an event historians often cite as a turning point in Ohio history.The battle took place Aug. 20, 1794, at a site near what now is the city of Maumee.It was called "fallen timbers" because large trees that had been toppled ...

Harold Walliser celebrates hall of fame career in announcing

When Harold Walliser took his tractor to a local pull in the early 1950s, he never imagined he someday would be an announcer for the National Tractor Pulling Championships and be recognized for his service by the Ohio State Tractor Pullers Association Hall of Fame.Although he's no longer behind ...

Algae in bloom

The appearance of toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie near Toledo last week was not a surprise. A forecast for a significant bloom had been announced last month."What was a surprise is that it has happened so early," said Laura Johnson, research scientist with Heidelberg University's National ...

Trenching business finds global success

Before Denny Kirian of rural Tiffin invented and built a tractor-mounted field trencher in 2000, he hadn't thought much about traveling to New Zealand. Or Uruguay. Or Europe.He hadn't thought about his business growing so much his daughter, Linley, would join him as sales manager.He hadn't even ...

Getting around nature with disabilities

People with disabilities sometimes find themselves limited by circumstances when they want to go outdoors to enjoy a nature trail or maybe an afternoon of fishing, but Seneca County has many options to help.Family members who use wheelchairs or need flat surfaces for walking have many trails to ...