Spelling champions

Patrick Castillo, St. Wendelin Middle School; Laila Gernert, Carey Middle School; Pranav Parsi, Tiffin Middle School; and Anne Rannigan, Noble School are the local winners of the Seneca-Wyandot Local Spelling Bee. The four winners of the bee, held Sunday at the Tiffin Middle School Cafetorium for fifth- through eighth-graders, will advance to the The Blade Northwest Ohio Championship Spelling Bee March 14. The winner of the Blade’s spelling bee will represent Northwest Ohio at the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.