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Vision for riverwalk, hotel, housing and more taking shape in downtown Tiffin

A former Heidelberg University student who says he fell in love with Tiffin during his time in town is envisioning a plan for adding a river walk, housing and a technology business incubator to downtown. The Kear's Family property is secured under a purchase and sale contract, but has not ...

Economic impact: Benefits vs. costs of wind turbines

The economic impact of wind farms on Seneca County can be seen as beneficial or not, depending on individual perspective. Two proposed wind farm projects are in the works in Seneca County - Seneca Wind Farm and Republic Wind Farm. A third wind farm, Emerson Creek, is proposed for Huron and ...

Entertainment | VIEW ALL

Calvert to stage ‘Guys and Dolls Jr.’

Damon Runyon’s New York City, “Guys and Dolls Jr.” follows gambler, Nathan Detroit as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been ...

Entertainment briefs, March 21

‘Creatures’ invade local art gallery The Tiffin Art Guild opened its current show Feb. 23 with a reception for the winners of “Featured Creatures.” The show, which runs through March 30, includes 82 pieces by 27 artists. They produced a variety of artworks depicting real or imaginary ...

‘Mamma Mia!’

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Columbian High School students are pictured during their dress rehearsal of the school’s production of the Broadway musical “Mamma Mia!” Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 29 and 30 in the school auditorium. Tickets cost $7 and are available at ...

‘Captain Marvel’ soars even higher in 2nd weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Captain Marvel” has continued to dominate the global box office in its second weekend in theaters, leaving newcomers in the dust. Walt Disney Studios estimated Sunday that the intergalactic superhero fell only 55 percent from its record-breaking opening. This ...

Education | VIEW ALL

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. ...

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. ...

Outdoors | VIEW ALL

A mighty oak awakens from an acorn

There’s a fine ball field on the north side of the red brick armory housing the Ohio Army National Guard’s Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment on Riverside Drive in Tiffin. Driving past with the windows down on a late spring afternoon, you might catch the ping of the bat ...

Park programs, March 3

Seneca County • Seneca County Park District’s Backpackin’ Babies topic for 5 p.m. Thursday is Beautiful Birds at Schekelhoff Nature Preserve, near Tiffin’s Water Pollution Control Center. Parents, grandparents or care-givers of infants from birth to 18 months are invited to explore ...

Natural pruning done, outdoor work starting

Wow, that was some wind Sunday, did a lot of pruning of dead branches on the trees. Thank goodness it was winter and the trees were mostly bare, wind went right through them. I saw a couple of blue spruces that were not so lucky, the dense branches were like a wall and the force of that wind ...

Outdoor briefs, March 3

Fishing, hunting licenses on sale COLUMBUS — Hunters and anglers can purchase 2019-20 fishing and hunting licenses, as 2018 licenses have expired. Purchases can be made at wildohio.gov and at hundreds of participating agents, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Licenses ...

Agriculture | VIEW ALL

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 ...

Religion | VIEW ALL

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

Renley Kay Lynn Legrant

A daughter, Renley Kay Lynn Legrant, was born Sunday, March 17, 2019, to Gabriel and Tre Legrant of Fostoria. Renley weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Reneigh Fuller of Toledo and Brad and Karrii Ray of Fostoria. Paternal grandparents are ...

Amaya Michelle Barth

A daughter, Amaya Michelle Barth, was born Saturday, March 16, 2019, to Amanda Michelle and Reid Eric Barth of Upper Sandusky. Amaya weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Rod and Michelle Ohler of Upper Sandusky and Greg Conley of Findlay. Paternal ...

Maizen Reylynn Williams

A daughter, Maizen Reylynn Williams, was born Friday, March 15, 2019, to Hayle and Eric Williams of Tiffin. Maizen weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Tim and Karen Coots of Republic and the late Gary Stalnaker of Clyde. Paternal grandparents are ...

Hadley Elizabeth Renee Reinhart

A daughter, Hadley Elizabeth Renee Reinhart, was born Friday, March 15, 2019, to McKennah Corfman and Logan Reinhart of Bloomville. Hadley weighed 6 pounds and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jake and Michelle Perkins of Bloomville. Paternal grandparents are Ben and Maryann ...

Engagements | VIEW ALL

Messersmith-Zeigler

Jacqueline Marie Messersmith and Kurtus John Zeigler are announcing their engagement and June 8, 2019, wedding in The Great Hall at Heidelberg University. Jacqueline is the daughter of Randy Messersmith and Val Risner-Nye, both of McCutchenville. She graduated from Mohawk High School in 2010 ...

Hosang-Weaver

Ashley Marie Hosang and Joseph Robert Weaver are announcing their engagement and Oct. 19, 2019, wedding. Ashley is the daughter of John and Eileen Hosang of Attica. She graduated from Seneca East High School in 2008 and received a bachelor’s degree in 2011 and master’s degree in 2014, ...

Riedy-Desjardins

Olivia Noelle Riedy and Andrew Douglas Desjardins are announcing their engagement and June 2019 wedding. Olivia is the daughter of Pat and Sue Riedy of Tiffin. She graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School in 2011 and received a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in 2015. ...

Hartsel-Winkler

Lindsay Ann Michelle Hartsel and Joshua Allen Winkler are announcing their engagement and Sept. 26, 2020, wedding. Lindsay is the daughter of Mark Hartsel of Tiffin. She graduated from Hopewell-Loudon in 2005, Owens Community College in 2009 and The University of Findlay in 2019, with a ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Giesler-Harvey

Ashley Giesler and Michael Harvey exchanged wedding vows at 7 p.m. April 6, 2018, at a private ceremony with family in Tiffin. The officiant was uncle of the groom, Michael Baltzell. A reception took place Friday, July 20, 2018, at Camden Falls, Tiffin. The bride is the daughter of Kevin ...

Snyder-Steen

Elizabeth M. Snyder and Kevin T. Steen exchanged wedding vows Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Christ Lutheran Church, Carey. A reception followed the ceremony at Sycamore Community Center, Sycamore. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Jana Snyder Sr. of Sycamore. The groom is the son of the ...

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 ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

The Wades

Jim and Sylvia Wade celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at New Riegel Cafe, with their family, and a Mass to bless their marriage Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church. They were united Jan. 3, 1959, at St. Aloysius Church, Republic, by the Rev. ...

The Fretzes

Tom and Barb Fretz of Tiffin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party at The Chandelier Event Center, Tiffin. The couple was wed Jan. 18, 1969, at St. Mary Catholic Church; the bride’s uncle, the late Rev. Gerald M. Stein, officiated. Tom is the son of the late George and ...

The Tschanens

John and Nancy Tschanen, of Tiffin, plan to celebrate their 45th anniversary at a later date with a renewal of vows and a family dinner. The couple was wed Feb. 8, 1974, at Bascom United Methodist Church by the Rev. Eicher. Nancy is the daughter of the late William and Catherine Hon of ...

The Hohmans

Deacon Floyd and Martha Hohman of McCutchenville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. The couple was wed Jan. 31, 1959, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Martha is retired from Wyandot County Home. Floyd is retired from farming, worked for the ...