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Valentine's Day, 1914, identical twin girls were born to George and Gertrude Wood in Moorefield. Although Ethelyn died in 2012, Evelyn Sertell, a Tiffin resident, is about to celebrate her 100th birthday. Her family has planned a celebration for her family and friends. Her three granddaughters ...

Tiffin family adopts a Dragon

One Tiffin University family decided to open their home to an international student through the school's Adopt a Dragon program.The program, established by the International Student Services Office, was designed to unite TU international students with Tiffin families.TU has nearly 200 ...

Look to library for winter getaway ideas

This winter weather has been relentless, hasn't it? Snow, ice, wind and below-normal temperatures have mixed to create a recipe of gray skies, barren fields and, of course, cabin fever.Having just returned to Ohio from a brief trip to southern Florida, I long again for invigorating days of ...

The Laird rises again

With economic development as a focus of the city's administration, and a concern of the public, the Laird building in downtown Tiffin is showing growth and promise for local businesses.The Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group LLC, a group of local business owners and community leaders that ...

Moving with Marilyn

Today, Marilyn Mangano of Tiffin turns 74, but she tries not to think about her age. She is too busy enjoying her retirement.A member of St. Mary Church, Mangano distributes communion, helps prepare and serve funeral lunches and works at the parish's summer festivals. If she looks familiar, it ...

Miller time

The late Art and Mary Miller of Helena were married 45 years before they passed away. Now, five of their sons, all 70 and older, are following their parents' example. The five have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversaries over a five-year period.Four of the couples participated in the ...

Treasure hunt

The growing hobby of geocaching - often described as a high-tech treasure hunt - can be social, family or individual. It can take all day or be a quick grab-and go. It can be a history lesson. But mostly, it's ever-changing."It's a great social activity," said Brian Young, unofficial spokesman ...

Eye doctor sees clearly love of USA

The flag that flies over Tiffin's first inground swimming pool for a private residence at 345 Coe St. is owned by Robert Ross, an optometrist in Tiffin for 47 years.Ross has lived there since 1961, where he and his wife, Shirley raised four daughters and one son.His grandparents were some of ...

Theatre camps take stage at Ritz

Summer Theatre Camps at The Ritz Theatre began Monday with more than 60 campers in grades 1-12.The camps are in their 15th year and will run 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Thursday and are to repeat next week, June 17-20, with 56 campers.This year, the campers are to perform an adaptation of "The ...

Dancers sprout ‘wings’ for annual recital at Ritz

Nearly 200 dancers are to participate in the year-end recital of Dance Unlimited Studio in Tiffin. "Wings on Our Feet" is to be staged at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St.Dance Unlimited Director Cynthia Weaver said Saturday is seniors' night and Sunday ...

Birthday boy eschews presents, gets gifts for Humane Society

For his 11th birthday this year, Ryan Miller of Green Springs asked his family and friends to make donations to the Humane Society of Seneca County instead of bringing presents.Ryan said the idea came from his mother, Erin Miller. After the oldest brother's birthday party last August, she ...

You know the name, but do you know the story of Rodger Young

Although he was born in Tiffin and raised in Green Springs and Clyde, the story of Rodger Young still is largely unknown. This summer marks the 70th anniversary of the local man who posthumously was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for saving the lives of his comrades during World War ...

Police academy for the people

In just eight weeks, the students of Tiffin Police Department's citizens academy have learned much of what it takes to be a police officer.They've learned about drug identification, impaired driving, how to process a crime scene and even how to shoot a firearm."I've thoroughly enjoyed it," said ...

The beat goes on

As an undergraduate at Eastern Michigan University in Warren, Mich., Rob Ciesluk was part of a percussion trio called Axis Indoor Percussion. After graduation, the trio disbanded. Ciesluk went off to serve as the band director at St. Wendelin School in Fostoria for three years and worked on a ...

Taking in spring’s many splendors

At some point soon, the weather will be nice enough for spring wildflowers to start popping their blooms in the wooded areas of Seneca County.Among the first to appear is great white trillium, Ohio's state flower. The white flower features three petals and three leaves and is fairly common in ...

MORE is more

There have been many changes toeducation in Ohio with the passing of Senate Bill 316, including the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.The guarantee states students entering third grade in 2013-14 cannot be promoted to the next level if they score below a certain level on the Ohio Achievement ...

Downtown Tiffin has got it going on

Over the past year, Tiffin has seen many new businesses sprout up downtown.Several young business owners have brought forth a new and exciting atmosphere to the downtown area, Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Rich Focht said during his quarterly report to ...

Vanagon a go-go

With the approach of spring, motor vehicle enthusiasts are pulling their wheels out of storage and signing up for various shows and cruises. Lonnie Corthell of Tiffin is making plans to show off his 1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia camper again this year.Corthell said he bought the camper from ...

War of 1812

Lake Erie and northwest Ohio were hot spots during the War of 1812, as the young United States battled Great Britain for the second time.Although the war started in 1812, most of the historical battles in this area took place in the war's second year. Control of northwest Ohio and Lake Erie was ...