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Generators can provide back-up power for your home when the power goes out

In the event of a power loss, generators can be a priceless tool for the comfort and safety of home and business owners.John Tracey, store manager of Tractor Supply Co. in Tiffin, said his store sells a variety of portable and whole-house generators to provide back-up power for everyday ...

It’s a small world after all, and Rick Sterling is in charge of it

Visitors to Rick Sterling's home can't help but notice a distinctive decorative feature. The ledges above nearly every door, window and archway are lined with three-dimensional miniatures of local structures, historical buildings, sculptures, bridges, people, Biblical figures and vehicles. ...

Volunteers stretch to help CROSSWAEH clients

Volunteers at CROSSWAEH play important roles. They not only provide activities and education for the clients at the community-based correctional facility, they also help successfully transition them back into the community.One volunteer, Sister Paulette Schroeder, does just that during her ...

Helping hands abound

Like Sister Paulette Schroeder, other volunteers at CROSSWAEH have a common goal of helping clients successfully transition back into the community.Margie Maddox, who teaches a modified 12-step program at the facility, meets with men and women at CROSSWAEH for four hours a week. Her program is ...

Going for the gold

More than 35 students are headed to Columbus next month to compete in the 62nd annual SkillsUSA Ohio Championship.Students from across the state are to compete in 89 competitive skills and leadership events. The competition is set for April 15 and 16. Gold-medal winners from the state ...

Remembering when …

Stoner Brothers, Sankey's, Falkner & Leckrone, Jack Cinnamon's, Runion's, Groman's, Lake Shore Meats, Smith's, Gaietto's. These and many more names from the past came to life again Monday evening at the Seneca County Museum with the debut of the "Mom and Pop Grocery Stores" exhibit in ...

McCartan’s Grocery continues tradition

McCartan's Grocery opened in 1875 at 41 S. Sandusky St. The store is still in operation and still owned by the McCartan family.The current proprietors, Maureen and Eric McCartan, have been running the business for more than 40 years. When customers enter, Maureen greets them and rings up the ...

Landscaping with a function equals permaculture

Choosing beautiful plants that double as a food source. Selecting ground cover that produces fruit. Saving rainwater for irrigation during dry months. Planting herbs in the front yard.These all are part of permaculture, a design system based on ecological principles or based on nature.But those ...

‘Be here. Be present.’

John Bruna has lived at nearly every economic level and worked in a multitude of occupations in his life. The grandfather of two is a speaker, counselor and director of the Way of Compassion Foundation. Having visited this area in the past, Bruna returned to present "Wisdom of Compassion" ...

100

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 ...