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Here’s a start for a custom wine trail

Whether you’re spending an evening relaxing with friends and enjoying a glass of wine at a local winery or you’re on a mission to visit every winery in Ohio, northwest and north central Ohio have a lot of winery choices. The popularity of “trails” — whether they feature wine, beer, ...

Relief work: Tiffinite has devoted her lifetime to art

Around the age of 4, Patricia Banks remembers watching her mother drawing the comic strip character Blondie. Her mother was delighted when her daughter copied what she saw. “She said, ‘I think we have an artist here,’” Banks recalled. At St. Mary Elementary, her classmates were ...

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‘The Predator’ gobbles up competition

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Predator” is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend in theaters. 20th Century Fox said Sunday the film earned an estimated $24 million from more than 4,000 North American theaters. But with an $88 million production price tag, the Shane Black-directed ...

Heritage Festival offers something old, and new

History is to come alive again this weekend during the 40th annual Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival, which is to include new features and returning favorites for all to enjoy. The weekend is to kick off with the Heritage Festival Parade at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Melody Snyder, festival ...

‘The Nun’ continues box office streak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The horror movie “The Nun” has topped the domestic box office in its first weekend, scoring a best for the “Conjuring” franchise and another win for Warner Bros. Studio estimates Sunday said the Demian Bichir and Taissa Farmiga-led film brought in $53.5 million ...

Entertainment briefs, Sept. 6

Terra State music department offers opportunities for local musicians FREMONT — Terra State Community College’s Music Department has multiple avenues for local musicians to get involved. For those with vocal talents, the choral society provides the stage for singing with other talented ...

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Special visitor

State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria (left) visited Noble 4-5 Elementary School Tuesday afternoon with Tiffin City School administrators, including Superintendent Gary Barber (front, right) and Noble Principal Mike Newlove (center, left). DeMaria looked at how students are utilizing the NetSmartz ...

Lakota board welcomes administrators

KANSAS — Lakota Local Schools Board of Education met Monday night to welcome new administrators and to consider policy changes. The meeting included a meet-and-greet event to introduce new administrators, followed by opening comments and committee updates. Board Policy Committee members ...

Heidelberg announces 2018-19 theater season

Heidelberg University’s School of Music and Theatre has announced the 2018-19 theater season, which is to include performances of two musicals and two plays. The season is to have performances in the fall and spring. The theme for this year’s season is “Crisis of Faith.” “The ...

Board OKs resource officer pact

Tiffin City Board of Education made progress toward hiring a school resource officer by approving a contract with the City of Tiffin Tuesday evening. The contract is through the city and is between Tiffin City Police Department and the board. “We are happy to have a school resource ...

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Outdoor briefs, Sept. 16

Free youth clay shoot Oct. 2 Seneca County Pheasants Forever invites youths and accompanying adults to a free clay shoot 5-6 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Sandusky River Coon Hunters, 7575 S. TR 131. Shells for 12- and 20-gauge shotguns are to be provided. The shoot is open to everyone. Students ...

Park programs, Sept. 16

Seneca County • Young Adventurers ages 6-12 are invited to a make a leaf creation during a program at 6 p.m. Thursday at Seneca County Park District’s Steyer Nature Preserve, 5901 N. CR 33. Kids can learn about the life cycle of leaves, then gather some to create a leaf creation. Supplies ...

There’s still time to harvest fruits (and veggies) of gardening

We’ve had rain and some of my garden plants are greening up and looking perky. This is bad timing for them, because cool nights are coming. I watch the night low temperatures on the weather forecasts and when they dip near or below 50, the tropical plants have to come in. There are a lot ...

Ragweed frequent culprit in hay fever

Many of the streets in our part of town are intersected and backed by an intertwining maze of alleys that provide a bounty of options for my morning rambles with the brown dog. These alleyways suit both our temperaments; his nose to the ground picking out the alluring scents of urban ...

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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 ...

Friendly reunion Friday at the Attica Independent Fair

ATTICA - Attica Independent Fair was the site of a family reunion Friday. Four friends since their days as junior high school students at Seneca East Local Schools — Chris Goshe, Joe Heyman, Nick Schaffer and Jeremy Snavely — long have considered themselves brothers. The men never had ...

Round the fairgrounds

Ara Steinmetz and Haylee Steinmetz play Knockerball at the Seneca County Fair Saturday.

Seneca County Fair Results, July 29

Senior Fair Company Coming Contest (Flowerbeds) Small Flowerbeds: 1st, No Limits; 2nd, Seneca Survivors; 3rd, Doggon’its. Medium Flowerbeds: 1st, Fightin’ 4-H’ers; 2nd, Eden Dairy; 3rd, Sew Sharp. Large Flowerbeds: 1st, Spirit of ’76; 2nd, Seneca Helping Hands; 3rd, Blue Ribbon ...

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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 ...

Religion briefs, May 27

Two men from area to be ordained into priesthood today Bishop Daniel E. Thomas is to ordain three men to the priesthood at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Boulevard, Toledo). Deacon Kyle Gase of Fostoria and Tiffin native Deacon Scott ...

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Blakelynn Denise Depinet

A daughter, Blakelynn Denise Depinet, was born Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, to Jennifer Norville and Blayne Depinet of Fostoria. Blakelynn weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Sharon and Robert Norville Jr. of New Riegel. Paternal grandparents are ...

Brinley Marie Warren

A daughter, Brinley Marie Warren, was born Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, to Brittaney Warren of Tiffin. Brinley weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 17 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Kimberley Weiss and John Warren, both of Tiffin. Maternal great-grandmother is Kathy Wyss of Tiffin.

Kaesyn Jayde Jaggers

A daughter, Kaesyn Jayde Jaggers, was born Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, to Latasha Marie Haas and Austin James Jaggers. Kaesyn weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Tammy Haas of Tiffin and Gene Haas of Clyde. Paternal grandmother is Dawn Schmitz of ...

Aviana Nicole Picciuto

A daughter, Aviana Nicole Picciuto, was born Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, to Nicole and Neal Picciuto of Tiffin. Aviana weighed 8 pounds, one ounce, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandmother is Holly Feasel of Tiffin. Paternal grandmother is Jill Picciuto of Tiffin. Maternal ...

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Steiner-Mann

Haley Marie Steiner and Vincent Diontae Lodell Mann Jr., both of Toledo, are announcing their engagement and Oct. 20, 2018, wedding. Haley is the daughter of Richard and Norma Steiner of Tiffin. She graduated from Calvert High School in 2012 and earned a bachelor’s degree in social work ...

Tennant-Swartz

Kristen M. Tennant and Eric S. Swartz are announcing their engagement and Oct. 20, 2018, wedding. Kristen is the daughter of John and Donna Tennant of Toledo. She graduated from St. Ursula Academy in 2002 and Mercy College in 2007, with an associate degree of nursing. She then completed a ...

Sturr-Swartz

Zariah A. Sturr and Keith A. Swartz are announcing their engagement and Sept. 8, 2018, wedding. Zariah is the daughter of Kristine Sturr of Kettering. She graduated from Beavercreek High School in 2007 and Kettering College of Medical Arts, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. ...

Gallo-Robenalt

Sabrina Gallo and Robert Robenalt, both of Tiffin, are announcing their engagement and Sept. 8, 2018, wedding.. Sabrina is the daughter of Tony and Joy Gallo of Tiffin. She attended Columbian High School and continued her education at Terra State Community College, earning an associate ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Guth-Rank

Elisha Guth and Dylan Rank exchanged wedding vows in a double-ring ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Monroe, Michigan. The officiant was the Rev. Evans Bentley. A reception followed the ceremony at Dusseau Reception Center, Temperance, ...

Frank-Wharton

Alexa Frank and Justin Wharton exchanged wedding vows Friday, July 14, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. The officiant was the Rev. Joseph Szybka. A reception followed at Meadowbrook Ballroom, Bascom. The bride is the daughter of Don and Darren Frank of Tiffin. The groom is the ...

Hurley-Oakleaf

Theresa Rose Hurley and Brad William Oakleaf exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The officiant was Father Joseph Szybka. A reception followed at the Masters’ Building, Upper Sandusky. The bride is the daughter of David and Nancy Hurley ...

Valance-Rochester

Shelby Valance and Eric Rochester exchanged wedding vows at 3 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018, at Fremont Alliance Church. The bride is the daughter of Lori and Don Valance of Fremont. The groom is the son of Bonita and Tom Rochester of Tiffin. The bride was given in marriage by her ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

The Lauers

Patrick and Vickie Lauer of Tiffin celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, with a 7:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, and a breakfast at T.J. Willie’s Restaurant with family and close friends. The couple was wed Sept. 9, 1978, at St. Joseph ...

The Chwaliks

Matt and Martha Chwalik of Tiffin plan to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, with a Mass and renewal of vows at 11:30 a.m. followed by a dinner at Pioneer Mill, Tiffin. The couple was wed Sept. 9, 1978, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, by the Rev. ...

The Reimers

Fredrick and Rosemarie Reimer planned to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, with a Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, followed by a dinner with family and friends at Pioneer Mill and family picnics Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, and Sept. 2, 2018. The couple was ...

The Distels

Dave “Whitey” and Char Distel celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, with a family dinner at T.J. Willie’s. The couple was wed Aug. 31, 1963, at St. Mary Church, Tiffin, by the Rev. Paul Dorley. Char is the daughter of the late Dorothy and Eddie Beisner ...