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Family, farming and community service Carl Miller lives by his motto

Leaving things better than he found them is Carl Miller’s motto. The 85-year-old has always remembered his grandfather’s words from his teenage years, and he said they shaped his life. Whether he’s working on his farm, spending time with his family or serving in one of his many avenues ...

Local students learn new technology for science

Students and teachers collecting information and video from the Sandusky River and sharing it with elementary students through virtual reality goggles is the goal of a $45,000 grant awarded to North Central Ohio Educational Service Center and it partners by Ohio EPA. Teacher training is to ...

Local man meets siblings for first time in 65 years

By Bret Nye Staff Writer bnye@advertiser-tribune.com Dennis Snyder was at a ballpark watching his grandson play baseball when his daughter called and asked him if he was sitting down. Luckily, he was. Snyder’s daughter, Kari, proceeded to tell him that through some genealogical ...

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Tiffin University to present “Spring Awakening”

The Tiffin University Music Department is to present “Spring Awakening,” a rock musical, at 7 p.m. Feb. 20, 21 and 22 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the Marion Center. “Spring Awakening” introduces adolescents in Germany in 1891, examining issues of sexuality, self-discovery and ...

Star Players to present annual Broadway concert

UPPER SANDUSKY — The Star Players of Upper Sandusky have announced tickets are now on sale for their second annual Black Tie Broadway concert. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 29 at the Star Theatre. Tickets are $10 each. All seats may reserved by calling (419) ...

Entertainment briefs

Columbian Choristers to host Valentine Cabaret The Tiffin Columbian Choristers are hosting a Valentine Cabaret at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 in the high school cafeteria. The event will feature a dessert buffet and entertainment. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from Tiffin Columbian High School ...

Heidelberg School of Music presents new shows this month

The play, “She Kills Monsters” is set in Athens, Ohio in the 1990’s. Agnes Evans is ordinary in every way — her sister, Tilly, however, is anything but. After their parents’ and Tilly’s death, Agnes is met with the realization that she never really connected with her younger sister. ...

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New Riegel homecoming king and queen

New Riegel High School's queen is Braelyn Moes, daughter of Jorie and Brett Moes, and king is Nick Reinhart, son of Buffy and Mike Reinhart.

New Riegel homecoming court announced

The New Riegel Homecoming game and dance are this weekend and pictured are the students who make up the homecoming court: back row (from left) Blake Theis, Nick Reinhart, Gabe Hatter, Dalton Reinhart, Zach Williams and Drew Hohman; middle row (from left) Kylie Stallard, Kaitlyn Kirian, Cassidy ...

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 ...

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November is a time for transitions

It’s been a while but as memory serves, the football somehow had a different smell to it in mid-November. Pungent, dovetailing with the burning curbside leaf piles the Dads were tending all along the street (this was suburbia in the early sixties), and a fitting counterpart to the half-frozen ...

Apples it is

Janet DelTurco once wrote a delightful column remembering the apples of her childhood. Apples it is. This is certainly the time to harvest or purchase apples and there is a huge variety. I always want to buy one of each and do taste tests. The orchards have kept up with new varieties and ...

Enjoying the bounty of fall

A friend from the Y dropped off a box of iris this week, then a friend from a library book group dropped off two bags of hostas. I didn’t move fast enough to give them strawberry plants or cone flower in return but managed to give each a handful of nasturtium seeds. I’ve been planting ...

And they called it puppy love

In 2014, researchers reported on a group of capuchin monkeys in Brazil that had adopted an infant marmoset (a much smaller monkey), which they carried about, cared for and played with for over a year. Perhaps surprisingly, this was the first confirmed record of a long-term pet-like association ...

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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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It’s the people we are with that are important

Q: Once again, I couldn’t afford to give my kids the memorable summer vacation that their friends all seem to experience. It’s discouraging. Do you think they’ll resent me for it? Jim: One of the best lessons I’ve ever learned about parenting happened about 10 years ago. I headed out ...

Small things can bring peace to chaos

Q: I’m very discouraged about what I see in our country. So many problems; so much animosity and negativity. But it’s all so big — what can one person do? Jim: Let’s use a simple analogy. Say you’re in a public bathroom drying your hands when you see a used paper towel on the floor. ...

Supporting roles are important

Q: I feel overlooked and unappreciated in my job. I’m surrounded by people with more talent, skill and/or education who get all the attention. It gets pretty discouraging. How can I keep my attitude up? Jim: I’d say don’t look down on yourself; your role may be more important than you ...

Single parent feels inadequate

Q: I’m adjusting to being a single mom, but I’m really worried about raising my 9-year-old son on my own. I feel inadequate. Do you have any advice? Jim: Being a single parent is tough. Raising a boy can present some unique challenges for a single mother, so I want to encourage you: You ...

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Births

• Prynlee Mackay Long, a daughter, was born Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, to Presley and Andrew Long of Sycamore. Prynlee weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounce and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Greg and Janet Elchert of New Riegel. Paternal grandparents are Brad and Christy Long and ...

Birth Announcements

• Landyn Thomas Gross, a son, was born Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, to Angalina Kidwell and Devon Gross of Fostoria. Landyn weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Tim and Melissa Kidwell of Fostoria. Paternal grandparents are John and Teresa Gross of ...

Birth Announcements

• Peyton Elizabeth Hart, a daughter, was born Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, to Paige Nichole Nimocks and Benjamin Keith Hart of Tiffin. Peyton weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Joyce and Dirk Nimocks of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Dan and ...

Birth announcements

• Rae Cara Jones, a daughter, was born Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, to Christina Castellucio-Jones and Andrew Jones of Tiffin. Rae weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Frank and Lorraine Castellucio of Toledo. Paternal grandparents are Jan Jones of ...

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Fitschen-Daniel

Chelsea Fitschen and Cody Daniel are announcing their engagement and Oct. 3, 2020, wedding. Chelsea is the daughter of Patrick and Sandra Fitschen of Fostoria. She graduated from Mohawk High School in 2014, Marion Technical College -RN in 2018 and Chamberlain University - BSN in 2020. She is ...

Fry- Huffman

Alisa Marie Fry and Adam James Huffman are announcing their engagement and their Oct. 10, 2020, wedding. Alisa is the daughter of Brent and Tiffany Fry of Tiffin. She graduated from Calvert High School in 2014 and Tiffin Uiversity in 2017. She is in her last year of graduate school at ...

Mathias-Theis

Kylie Lynn Mathias and Jarron Michael Theis are announcing their engagement and Aug. 22, 2020 wedding. Kylie is the daughter of Paul and Nancy Mathias of New Riegel. She graduated for New Riegel High School in 2011 and University of Findlay in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science and 2017 with a ...

Hafley-Hood

Lauren Christine Hafley and Benjamin Lee Hood are announcing their engagement and June 6, 2020, wedding at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin. Lauren is the daughter of Chris and Judy Hafley of Tiffin. She graduated from The University of Findlay in 2013 with a master’s degree in occupational ...

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Hoover- Rohrbach

Christine Marie Hoover and Michael Robert Rohrbach exchanged wedding vows at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in an outdoor ceremony at Tilly’s Banquet Hall, Republic. Judge Mark Repp was the celebrant. A reception followed at the hall. The bride is the daughter of Janet and Vern Keefe ...

Dander-Vance

Crystal Dandar and Michael Vance exchanged wedding vows at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019, in a double ring ceremony surrounded by family and friends, at Tilley’s Banquet Hall. The officiant was officiant was the bride’s aunt, Kathee Hoke. A reception followed at Tilley’s Banquet Hall. ...

Bowers-Spence

Cleo Marie Bowers and Kasey Lee Spence exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at St. Joseph Church, Tiffin. The Rev. Joseph Szybka was the celebrant. An outdoor evening reception followed at Mohawk Golf & Country Club, Tiffin. The bride is the daughter of Ken and ...

Reinhart-Prince

Melia Kay Reinhart and Benjamin Thomas Prince exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at All Saints Parish, Bascom. The Rev. Art Niewiadomski was the celebrant. An evening reception followed at Meadowbrook Park Ballroom, Bascom. The bride is the daughter of Don and Sandy ...

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The Gibsons

Michael and Susan Gibson of Tiffin are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. The couple was married March 9, 1990, in Port Charlotte, Florida. Susan is the daughter of the late Richard and Marianne Gula of Willard and is a secretary for Tiffin City Schools. Mike is the son of ...

The Linnses

Lyle and Carol Sendelbach-Linn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party with family and friends. The couple was wed Oct. 18, 1969, at Baseline St. John’s Church, Bloomville. Carol is the daughter of the late Herman and Martha Sendelbach of Tiffin and works at the ...

The Rettigs

Micah and Kristy (Kieffer) Rettig, of rural Tiffin, will celebrate 40 years of marriage Nov. 10, 2019. The couple was wed in 1979 in Melmore United Methodist Church. Micah is the son of the late Willard and Marilyn Rettig of McCutchenville and is employed by Ellucian Company and works in ...

The Kochels

Richard and Marilyn Kochel, of Attica, plan to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary sharing memories and celebrating with family. The couple was wed Nov. 13, 1954, Deunquat Lutheran Church, Sycamore, by the Rev. Roberts. Marilyn is the daughter of the late Lloyd and Mildred Marquart ...