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Up in the Air takin’ it to the stage

There are few musicians to whom the term “living legend” applies. Members of this exclusive club have written, recorded and performed chart-topping songs over the course of multiple decades, won the music industry’s top awards, influenced popular culture and inspired legions of younger ...

Tiffin couple marks 65 years of marriage

Just before Thanksgiving, Ernst and Trudy Wahl of Tiffin returned from a four-month stay in Germany. For years, they have made the trip to maintain close ties to family and friends in their homeland. At age 88, might this have been Ernst’s last pilgrimage? “I hope not. I don’t give up ...

TU students organize hurricane relief effort

Students and the campus community of Tiffin University again are asking for help collecting items for those affected by Hurricane Florence. Juniors Kaitlyn Borer and Emily Boersen are coordinating the effort at TU. This is similar to that of last years’ efforts to help with Hurricane Harvey ...

Lifestyle briefs, Nov. 6

Alzheimer’s group to meet The next Alzheimer’s support group meeting is to feature Todd Harris, pharmacist at ICP, at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave. For more information, call (419) 447-2723. TAG to host student workshops in November Tiffin Art Guild is to ...

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‘The Upside’ unseats ‘Aquaman’

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart isn’t hosting the Oscars, but he’s got a number one movie. “The Upside,” starring Hart and Bryan Cranston, surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The strong performance of “The Upside” ...

‘Aquaman’ continues box office reign

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Aquaman” is still the champ at the box office three weeks in, but the high-concept thriller “Escape Room” also drew some substantial crowds in its debut weekend. Warner Bros. Sunday said “Aquaman” has added an estimated $30.7 million from more than 4,000 ...

Box office sees post-Christmas increase

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the final weekend of 2018, “Aquaman” still led the pack at the box office, but other films like “Mary Poppins Returns,” “The Mule” and “Second Act” enjoyed post-holiday bumps too, even amid an onslaught of new Christmas offerings like “Vice,” ...

Entertainment briefs, Dec. 27

Tickets still available for comedian Comedian Louie Anderson is to appear at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. For tickets and information, call (419) 448-8544 or visit www.ritztheatre.org. TAG plans high school exhibit Tiffin Art Guild invites high school ...

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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. ...

In memory

Kenzie Coleman (left) and Ashley Brickner, Hopewell-Loudon High School juniors, place a plaque in memory of classmate Cody Rainey and his family during a ceremony in the courtyard Thursday morning. A year ago today, a SR 18 house fire claimed the lives of James R. Rainey, 46; his wife, Jodi L. ...

Clyde-GS Board of Education discusses energy audit, tobacco-free school grounds

CLYDE — Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education members met Monday evening and discussed obtaining an energy audit for their facilities by Energy Optimizer to determine any cost savings for the district. Superintendent Dennis Haft led members in a discussion of instituting a no tobacco policy ...

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Outdoor briefs, Jan. 6

Coon Hunters fish fry Saturday Sandusky River Coon Hunters is hosting a fish fry 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday at the club lodge, TR 131, next to Walnut Grove Campground. The meal is $8 for adults and $4 for children 11 and younger. Pheasants Forever to plan banquet at Tuesday meeting Seneca ...

Tiny houses provide another option for campers

FORT DODGE, Iowa — Webster County Conservation Director Matt Cosgrove and natural resource and trail technician Tasha Nielsen recently took a tape measure to the interior of a tiny house being readied for campers at the Gypsum City OHV Park southeast of Fort Dodge. They measured its ...

It’s too soon to plant, but not to plan

Happy new year, and let’s hope it is a green one, rain at the right times, no killing frost, warm summer. Flowers this time of year are especially welcome, and you may have received an amaryllis bulb or hyacinths or paper whites; follow directions for getting the flowers. When flowering ...

Park programs, Jan. 6

Seneca County • Seneca County Park District invites toddlers ages 18-36 months with an adult companion to a Fantastic Furs program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville. Kids can learn about mammals of the preserve through puppets and a story and ...

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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 ...

Scramble is a favorite at Wyandot County Fair

People of all ages took part in the calf scramble in the arena at the Wyandot County Fair Sunday afternoon. Chad Gottfried, a member of Wyandot County Fair Board, said the scramble included three divisions: children 9 and younger in the chicken scramble, children 9-14 in the lamb scramble and ...

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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. ...

Time Labs coming to Old Fort, Tiffin

At Time Lab, youths can discover Jesus as they enjoy songs, crafts, games, goodies and dramas. Vacation Bible School at Time Lab is to be at two locations. The first is set for 6-8 p.m. today through Thursday at Old Fort United Methodist Church, 8245 N. Main St., Old Fort, for ages 4 ...

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Plymouth Marigold Mae Valentine

A daughter, Plymouth Marigold Mae Valentine, was born Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Traci DeAnn and Mason Craig Valentine of Bloomville. Plymouth weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Nan and Kurt Hronek of Fostoria and Tracy and Tanya Carter of ...

Bennett Allen Walters

A son, Bennett Allen Walters, was born Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, to Lesta and Nathaniel Walters of Bellevue. Bennett weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Dennis and Carla Wagner of Port Clinton. Paternal grandparents are Daryl and Jennifer Walters ...

Elizabeth Marie Jacoby

A daughter, Elizabeth Marie Jacoby, was born Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, to Gabrielle Bennett and Joshua Jacoby of Carey. Elizabeth weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 18 inches.

Kae’marion Nathaniel Johnson

A son, Kae’marion Nathaniel Johnson, was born Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, to Demotriona Settles and Daemier Johnson of Fostoria. Kae’marion weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandmother is Rachel Barchus of Fostoria. Paternal grandmother is Amy Fredrick of ...

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Reinhart-Prince

Melia Kay Reinhart and Benjamin Thomas Prince are announcing their engagement and Aug. 10, 2019, wedding. Melia is the daughter of Don and Sandy Reinhart of Bascom. She is a 2006 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, and received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in 2010 and ...

Stern-Therriault

Taylor Chelsea Stern and Patrick Mitchel Therriault are announcing their engagement and May 25, 2019, wedding. Taylor is the daughter of David and Lisa Stern of St. Augustine, Florida. She graduated from Solon High School in 2010, University of Dayton in 2013 and Duke University in 2017, ...

Vallery-Schulz

Morgan Elaine Vallery and Johnathan Chet Schulz are announcing their engagement and Sept. 28, 2019, wedding. Morgan is the daughter of Shawn and Lori Vallery of Tiffin. She graduated from Columbian High School in 2012 and The University of Toledo in 2016. She is a doctoral student in ...

Brooks-Hill

Kristina Mae Brooks and Damien Eric Hill are announcing their engagement and Oct. 13, 2018, wedding. Kristina is the daughter of Don and Marie Joseph of Tiffin. She graduated from Columbian High School in 2005. She is a state-tested nursing assistant at St. Francis Senior Ministries. Damien ...

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Kimmet-Somers

Rebecca Kimmet and Daniel Somers exchanged wedding vows Friday, May 11, 2018, at All Saints Catholic Church in New Riegel. A reception followed the ceremony at Meadowbrook Park Ballroom, Bascom. The bride is the daughter of Gerard and Mary Kimmet of New Riegel. The groom is the son of Steve ...

McAllister-Sendelbach

Mary Ellen McAllister and Logan Anthony Sendelbach were united in marriage Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church, Findlay. The officiant was the Rev. Jessica Myers. A reception followed at the Meadowbrook Ballroom, Bascom. The bride is the daughter of William and Catherine ...

Miller-Hefner

Ashley Miller and Zack Hefner were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at St. Michael of the Archangel Catholic Church, Findlay. The officiant of the double ring ceremony was the Rev. Kyle Gase. A reception followed at Meadowbrook Ballroom, Bascom. The bride is the daughter ...

Kramer-Fertig

Alexandra Michelle Kramer and Alex Andrew Fertig were united in marriage Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Columbus. The ceremony was officiated by Steve Fertig, uncle of the groom. The ceremony and reception was at Vue Columbus. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Michelle Kramer of Tiffin. The ...

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The Hecks

Mel and Grace Heck celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, with a family church day and brunch. The couple was wed Dec. 6, 1953, in Tiffin. They are parents of five children, Deb (Merrit) Feasel, Judy (Lou) Vito, Elaine (Grant) Mara, Dave (Jing) Heck and Steve ...

The Goellers

James and Judy Goeller of McCutchenville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at the Steer Barn in Upper Sandusky. They were married Dec. 23, 1958, at the priest’s house in Upper Sandusky. Jim was employed for 25 years by Whirlpool Corp. in Findlay ...

The Fleures

Jess and Mary Fleure celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering of family and friends. The couple was wed Sept. 28, 1968, at First Baptist Church by the Rev. G. Todd Roberts. Mary is the daughter of the late Robert and Olive Geyer. Jess is the son of the late Clyde and ...

The Wahls

Ernst and Edeltraud Wahl celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Pioneer Mill Restaurant, Tiffin, with a dinner party hosted by their children. The couple was wed Nov. 28, 1953, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Tiffin. They are parents of three ...