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Before books were letters: Drama preceded construction of Carnegie Library

A piece of Tiffin’s history is set to be sold to the highest bidder Tuesday when the Carnegie Library building goes on the auction block. What people don’t see when they look at the building at Jefferson and East Market streets was brought to life by former library Director Pat Hillmer ...

Designs on a local course: Mohawk Golf Club founded 100 years ago

Mohawk Golf Club was founded May 10, 1919, by a group of men who met at the Shawhan Hotel in downtown Tiffin. By 1921, a golf course, designed by premier course architect Donald Ross, opened for play on a former farm. Renamed Mohawk Golf and Country Club in 2004, members are celebrating the ...

Notable golfers at Mohawk

Among the notable men’s golf champions at Mohawk during the past 100 years have been: Bob Farrell (11), Don Bland and Troy Felter (7 each), Robert Kennedy Sr. and Wayne Moore (6 each) and Joe Lucius (5). Ferrell and Lucius also served as club pros. In addition, Lucius held the Guinness ...

No. 757 is back in Bellevue, where it was during heyday

BELLEVUE — Visitors to the Mad River & Nickel Plate Railroad Museum will find the historic Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive No. 757, the Berkshire, back home in Bellevue. It made the three-day journey from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg, Pennsylvania, arriving home ...

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Entertainment briefs, May 16

Barbershop Chorus to perform BOWLING GREEN — The Voices of Harmony Barbershop Chorus is to present “An Evening of A Capella” at 7 p.m. May 25 at First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green. The chorus will be performing a mix of both religious and secular music. Admission is free, ...

Entertainment briefs, May 9

Ritz Players to present ‘Next to Normal’ next two weekends The Ritz Players are to present the musical drama “Next to Normal” this weekend and the next. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and May 18, and at 2 p.m. May 19 in The National Theatre, at the rear of 30 S. ...

‘Avengers Endgame’ nears global record with over $2 billion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Avengers: Endgame” continued its global domination at the box office in a second week victory lap that saw the blockbuster cross the $2 billion mark in record time and unseat “Titanic” as the second highest-grossing film ever worldwide. Domestically, newcomers, ...

FCT to present ‘Little Mermaid’

FREMONT — Fremont Community Theatre is to present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and May 10, 11, 17 and 18, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12 and 19, in the theater at 1551 Dickinson St. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s stories and the animated ...

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Exhibit to raise awareness of sexual assault

In recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness month, Tiffin University is to host a gallery exhibit featuring various displays. The Diane Kidd Gallery is to host “Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future” starting with an opening reception 5-7 p.m. today. The gallery is inside ...

Tiffin University, AICUO, OFIC announce education partnership

Tiffin University, the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges have entered into a new educational partnership according to Peter Holbrook, Tiffin University provost. Through this partnership, employees of AICUO and OFIC’s member ...

Blanketing the community

BASCOM — Five Hopewell-Loudon second-graders identified a need and are covering it. Eli Beidelschies, Lyla Dull, Kian Hammer, Izabelle Holguin and Addie Smith are spearheading a drive to collect blankets for First Call For Help to assist homeless in the area. The five read a book about a ...

New Riegel calendar for next school year proposed

NEW RIEGEL — Superintendent Dave Rombach opened the New Riegel Board of Education meeting Monday night with the hearing and review of the 2019-20 school calendar. Rombach noted changes, with the addition of three professional development days for teachers and a full week for spring break. ...

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An encounter with Rocky, the flying squirrel

In the mid-1970s I lived with five other guys in an old brick house owned by the Millers. The family occupied the first floor and our rents paid for separate rooms on the second floor with the use of a common kitchen and bath. We called our modest accommodations Miller Manor. The kitchen and ...

ODNR recommends NW Ohio fishing spots

FINDLAY — Ohio offers many locations for the public to fish, including 124,000 acres of inland water, 7,000 miles of streams, 2.25 million acres of Lake Erie water, and 481 miles of the Ohio River, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. DOW has numerous ...

Outdoor Briefs

Early registration ends May 1 for FELC summer camps Early registration for summer camps at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave., ends May 1. Visit www.felctiffin.org for camp and pricing details. Scholarship funds for low-income families are available on request. ...

Park Programs

Seneca County • Seneca County Park District is planning a Craft Creations program to learn flower pressing at 5 p.m. April 29 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, Bloomville. Participants can learn the art of flower pressing after gathering and identifying some woodland flowers. Project ...

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Up close and personal

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Hopewell-Loudon fourth-graders greet a Holstein calf during Seneca County Farm Bureau's Our Ohio Our Backyard Ag in the Classroom Day at the former St. Mary School Friday morning. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Extension educator eyes team of youths to judge livestock

As 2019 begins, coaching a youth livestock judging team is on the agenda for Extension educator Hallie Williams. “I’m really excited,” she said. “I’m going to start up a livestock judging team for the county. With my background, it just seemed to be a natural fit.” Beginning this ...

Extension educator finding her niche

As Seneca County’s new Extension educator, Hallie Williams said she’s beginning to find her niche in teaching people about local foods, assisting farmers with ways to diversify their incomes and starting a youth livestock judging program. She started work Oct. 1 as Ohio State University ...

Fall fun on the farm

Joshua Lance (left) and Craig Dayringer III, of Fremont, take part in a fall activities on a sunny Sunday afternoon during Barnyard Fun at Riehm Produce Farm, SR 53 north of Tiffin. Fall activities such as a pumpkin cannon, pig races, veggie launching, giant slide, goat walk, hayrides, corn ...

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Local groups organize private screening of ‘Unplanned’

Three local groups have come together to bring a private screening of a film with a message of hope, grace and redemption to the Tiffin area. Dan White, a member of the Tiffin Catholic Men’s Group and chancellor of the Knights of Columbus, first began the initiative around the first of the ...

Operation Christmas Child gives gift boxes to kids in need

Members of The Journey Church, 2531 S. SR 100, and women from CROSSWAEH packed about 75 shoe boxes as part of Operation Christmas Child Sunday evening. Church member Cynthia Ramsdell said Operation Christmas Child, a part of Samaritan’s Purse, focuses on sending hygiene items, school ...

Overflow Ministries opens its doors

Overflow Ministries hosted an open house in its new location at 126 S. Washington St. Sunday. Pastor Byron Denman said the focus of Overflow Ministries is to give university students and young adults a place where they can be a part of an active faith community and have an active leadership ...

Avoid temptation to spend when shopping with kids

Q: As a busy mother with young children, I don’t have much choice but to take them with me when I go shopping. But sometimes they drive me crazy in the stores! Help! Jim: I love seeing families shop together; they’re experiencing the value of spending time with each other in daily life. ...

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Braxton William Sherman

A son, Braxton William Sherman, was born Thursday, May 16, 2019, to Brooke Hill and Joseph Sherman of Tiffin. Braxton weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jennifer Hill of Republic and Nathaniel Hill of Tiffin. Paternal grandmother is Tina Sherman ...

Amelia Rose Lonsway

A daughter, Amelia Rose Lonsway, was born Monday, May 13, 2019, to Cassandra Shook and Brian Lonsway. Amelia weighed 6 pounds and measured 10 inches long.

Caroline Rose Smith

A daughter, Caroline Rose Smith, was born Tuesday, May 7, 2019, to Mikayla Theis and Cory Smith of New Riegel. Caroline weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Robin and Lenny Theis of New Riegel. Paternal grandparents are Janice Schreiner and ...

Briar Dale James Bloom

A son, Briar Dale James Bloom, was born Tuesday, May 7, 2019, to Shelby and Derek Bloom of Tiffin. Briar weighed 10 pounds and measured 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Dale and Mike Fitch of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Lori Bloom of Green Springs and Perry Bloom of Tiffin. ...

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Kuhn-Roussos

George and Denise Kuhn of Tiffin are announcing the engagement and July 27, 2019, wedding of their daughter, Krista Danielle Kuhn, to Jordan Aristotle Roussos, son of David and Eva Roussos of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Krista graduated from Columbian High School in 2008 and earned a ...

Woods-Schalk

Alexandra Inez Woods and Nathan Daniel Schalk are announcing their engagement and June 22, 2019 wedding. Alexandra is the daughter of Scott and Tonia Woods of Carey. She graduated from Carey High School in 2011, the University of Akron Nursing School in 2015 and Ohio Northern University Law ...

Cooper-Parker

Ashley Marie Cooper and Craig Joseph Parker are announcing their engagement and Sept. 27, 2019, wedding at St. Boniface, New Riegel. Ashley is the daughter of Sandy Cooper and the late Gary Cooper of Sycamore. She graduated from Mohawk High School in 2012 and Marion Technical College in 2019, ...

Bowers-See

Margaret Ruth Bowers and Tyler James See are announcing their engagement and are planning an Oct. 10, 2020, wedding at St. Joseph Church in Tiffin. Margaret is the daughter of Ken and Linda Bowers of Tiffin. She graduated from Calvert High School in 2014 and Heidelberg University in 2017 ...

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Shunk-Decker

Stephanie Ann Shunk and Brady Stephen Decker exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. June 30, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. The Rev. Joseph Syzbka was the celebrant. A reception followed the ceremony at Meadowbrook Park. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Virginia Shunk of ...

Brandon and Amanda Gruss

Amanda Whitaker and Brandon Gruss exchanged wedding vows Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Ohio Memorial Chapel, Tiffin. The officiant was Debby Rozsman. A reception followed at Pioneer Mill. The bride is the daughter of John and Cindy Whitaker of Tiffin. The groom is the son of Denny and Beth ...

Lonsway-Gaul

Anne Kathleen Lonsway and Bradley Charles Gaul were united in marriage at 1:30 p.m. June 2, 2018, in St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin. The Rev. Gary Walters and the Rev. Frank Murd were co-celebrants during the double-ring nuptial Mass. A reception at Camden Falls, Tiffin, followed the ...

Ewald-Black

Patricia Ewald and Casey Black exchanged wedding vows at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at The Ridge at Verterra Vineyards, Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan. The officiant of the double-ring ceremony was brother-in-law of the bride, Tom Stringer. A reception followed the ceremony at Verterra ...

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The Williamses

Benjamin and Shirley Williams of Tiffin are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. The couple was wed May 20, 1989, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, by the Rev. Schroeder. Shirley is the daughter of Carl and Carol Steinhauser of Tiffin and is employed by United Insurance Service ...

The Yanduras

Dave and Bonnie Yandura celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party with their family, and are taking a family trip later this summer. The couple was wed May 10, 1969, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, by the bride’s uncle, the Rev. Thomas Kuhn. Bonnie is the daughter of ...

The Brenamens

Marty and Leslie Brenamen celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, April 28, 2019, with a Mass to bless their marriage and a family lunch. They were married April 27, 1979, at St. Mary Church, Tiffin. Marty is the son of the late Howard and Joan Brenamen. Marty recently retired from ...

The Stickleys

Hubert and Marian Stickley celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Tuesday, April 23, 2019, with a family dinner at Pioneer Mill of Tiffin. The couple was wed April 23, 1949, at Trinity United of Christ, Tiffin, by the Rev. John Meyers. Marian is the daughter of the late Carl and ...