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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 ...

Book brings ’48 murders to life

In 2012, Scott Fields published a novel based on the Niebel murders committed by Robert Daniels and John West, with the primary action set in Mansfield. He previously had written several other books, but “The Mansfield Killers” has outsold all the others. “Writing has always been a ...

Murders in Seneca County

On a warm July night in 1948, James and Rita Smith had spent the evening playing cards at her parents’ home in Tiffin. Before heading home in their Buick, they stopped for refreshments at Stewart’s Root Beer Stand on North SR 53. Married two years, the couple could not foresee the tragedy ...

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‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch’ makes off with $66M at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You’re a mean one — and you’re No. 1 — Mr. Grinch. “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” sledded past mixed reviews and made off with $66 million for Universal Pictures to top the weekend North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. Last week’s top ...

Entertainment briefs, Nov. 8

Heidelberg to honor veterans Monday Heidelberg University is to host its annual Veterans Day tribute at 11 a.m. Monday in front of Beeghly Library on Greenfield Street. Award-winning novelist to visit Heidelberg Heidelberg University is to have a visit from award-winning novelist and ...

Holiday Extravaganza to return Saturday

The annual Y-Wives Holiday Extravaganza is to take place Saturday with a featured jewelry artist. Maureen Wise is the owner of Yz Creations, which offers steampunk jewelry and clocks. Originally from Maine, Wise met her husband from Tiffin and decided to stay. She was born in a military ...

With $50M debut, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is no poor boy

NEW YORK (AP) — The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” and 20th Century Fox are — for now, at least — champions of the world. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” starring Rami Malek as the late Queen frontman, shrugged off production troubles and mediocre reviews to debut with $50 ...

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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 ...

Checking out the new digs

Students are to be able to move in today to The Landings at Terra Village, the dorms at Terra State Community College. Tours were given Thursday of Building B, which included studio apartments and four-bed apartments. The building is in three sections with two main buildings and a connector. ...

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Park programs. Nov. 11

Seneca County • A Craft Creations program on rug braiding is planned for 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at Seneca County Park District’s Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville. Participants can learn the lost art of hand rug-braiding. Take along a yard of cotton material, scissors, ...

The leaves are brown, and the lawn needs raking

The wind finally is knocking down leaves, which now need to be raked. It’s been a funny autumn; October was cold enough that house plants came in early, but trees did not get color until late and leaves are only coming down now. If you have ever left unraked leaves in an area, you know they ...

Outdoor Briefs

Straw bale house tours continue Nov. 11 Tours of Little Portion Green, the straw bale house behind Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave., are planned 2-4 p.m. Nov. 11. Visitors also can plan ahead to reserve a home-cooked brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings using local ...

Money laundering has new meaning

VI TAR ENDAST EMOT KORT INGA KONTANTER “We only accept cards, no cash” reads a sign outside a coffee shop in Stockholm. Sweden often is cited as leading the charge to a “cashless society” with just a quarter of its population using cash at least once a week and fully 85 percent of ...

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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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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 ...

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Faith Rose Rider

• A daughter, Faith Rose Rider, was born Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, to Kelsey Iler and Caleb Rider of Fostoria. Faith weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandfather is Robert Iler of Lindsey. Paternal grandparents are Tracy Castro and Dan Castro, both of Portage. ...

Thiago Emmanuel Jimenez Arnold

A son, Thiago Emmanuel Jimenez Arnold, was born Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, to Linette Arnold Calderon and Jasiel Jimenez Cortes of Tiffin. Thiago weighed 9 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 22 inches long. Maternal grandmother is Ruth Calderon Nevarez of Puerto Rico. Paternal grandparents are ...

Payton Grace Breidenbach

A daughter, Payton Grace Breidenbach, was born Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, to Misty and Jeff Breidenbach of Rossville, Indiana. Payton weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Holly Davis and the late Gary Davis of Thorntown, Indiana. Paternal ...

Leo Grant Arbogast

A son, Leo Grant Arbogast, was born Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, to Brittany and Derrick Arbogast of Tiffin. Leo weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Grant and Colleen Gifford of Bowling Green. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Rosie Arbogast of Tiffin. ...

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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 ...

Steffenhagen-Hufford

Nicole L. Steffenhagen and David P Hufford Jr. are announcing their engagement and October 2018 wedding. Nicole is the daughter of Kevin and Patricia Steffenhagen of Willard. She graduated from Willard High School in 2008 and University of Findlay in 2013, with a master’s degree. She is an ...

Entertainment briefs, Oct. 4

T and C announce new season NORWALK – The Towne and Country Players has announced its 53 season events. The annual Veterans Tribute Show is to take place at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 in Huron. The event this year is titled “Stars and Stripes and Swingmania.” Tickets are free for all veterans ...

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 ...

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Sharkey-Smith

Jillian Melinda Sharkey and Daniel Edward Smith were united in marriage Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The ceremony was officiated by Christopher Duling, cousin of the bride. The couple hosted a seated dinner and reception at Salero on the Beach, Rehoboth Beach, ...

Chaney-Recker

Brooke Chaney and Alex Recker exchanged wedding vows at 1 p.m. July 21, 2018, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help chapel on Walsh University’s campus, North Canton. The officiant was Father Tom Dyer of Alliance. A reception followed the ceremony at Hoover Hall, North Canton. The bride is the ...

Somodi-Schultz

Megan Jo Somodi and Austin Michael Schultz exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 2018. Following the ceremony, family and friends were invited to a cocktail hour at The Renaissance of Tiffin. The celebration continued with a private reception at The Neeley Center, Fremont. The bride is ...

Vaughn-Kahler

Kristy Vaughn and Adam Kahler exchanged wedding vows Friday, June 22, 2018, on the beach at Sea Watch Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, surrounded by family and friends. The officiant was Richard Crout. A reception was held at a later date at the home of the bride’s godfather. The bride ...

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The Gillmors

Clarence (Tom) and Mary (Santos) Gillmor celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at a dinner at Ole Zim’s with their family. The couple was wed Oct. 24, 1953, in Fireside. Mary is retired from her seamstress business, M’s Tailor Shop. Clarence is retired from ...

The Kapelkas

Pat and Jenny Kapelka of Bloomville celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a cruise through the Bahamas. The couple was wed Oct. 2, 1993, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, by the Rev. James Say. Jenny is the daughter of Barbara Bender and the late Thomas Bender. Pat is the ...

The Robisons

Paul and Connie Robison celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, with celebration hosted by their children. The couple was wed Sept. 29, 1953, in Portland, Indiana. Connie is retired from Whirlpool, Clyde. Paul is retired from Ameriwood, Tiffin. They are ...

The Kingseeds

Jim and Pam Kingseed are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary today, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. The couple was wed Sept. 30, 1988, at St. Peters Church, Alvada. They are the parents of two children, Jason (Natasha) and Kristen. They have two grandchildren.