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What’s up, Doc? It’s a house bunny rabbit

Raise your hand if you’ve got a dog. That’s a lot of hands! Cat lovers? Not as many, but still a strong show of support for an animal that likely regards you as the pet, if a moderately useful one. (There actually are fewer dogs than cats in the U.S., but more dog owners. Foolish humans, ...

By the numbers

Statistics from the Life Connection of Ohio website: More than 115,000 people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants in the United States, including 2,900 Ohioans. Those waiting would more than fill The Ohio State University football stadium. The national transplant waiting list ...

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Entertainment Briefs, July 19

Carl Acuff Jr. to perform Saturday in Fostoria FOSTORIA — Carl Acuff Jr. is to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wainwright Amphitheater in Foundation Park, as part of the Fostoria Community Arts Council’s Summer Concert Series. Acuff has been performing since 1992. He and his band ...

‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ tops charts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, “Skyscraper,” in the dust. Sony Pictures estimated Sunday the animated family movie earned $44.1 million ...

Entertainment briefs, July 12

Farmers Market, Pizza Palooza, free concert and movie at East Green set for Saturday Events are planned all day for downtown Tiffin Saturday, beginning with a farmers market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on South Washington Street between Perry and Market streets. Then, stick around for the St. Joseph ...

Pay a call on ‘The Addams Family’ at The Ritz

“The Addams Family” features an original story. Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family — a man her parents have never met. Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do ...

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TU to get solar array

Tiffin University and IGS Solar are to begin construction this year on the first solar project on the rooftop of the Heminger Center, located on Miami Street. The solar system is to drive a cleaner, emission-free energy platform, as well as start TU’s environmental commitment. The solar ...

Wheatley sues TCS, board

A former superintendent of Tiffin City Schools is suing the school district and school board. Vicki A. Wheatley’s lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleges retaliation, gender discrimination, a hostile work environment and unequal pay based on gender. Wheatley alleges in the lawsuit that she ...

8 from V-S land nat’l honors at SkillsUSA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Twenty students from Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers competed this week in the 2018 National Leadership SkillsUSA Conference, with five students and a team of three coming home with national medals. At this year’s national competition, Dylan Wertz, who ...

Questions

Tiffin City Board of Education discussed what the district would need to be considered a destination district during Tuesday’s meeting. “We want people to want to come here,” board president Chris Widman said. “We need to figure out what we need to have for people to choose ...

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Water is important during hot, dry spell

Janet DelTurco and I had a lovely visit last week. She is doing well, busy as always with family, gardens and community. She currently is visiting her sister in England and plans to return at the end of the month. I brought her red current muffins and cilantro, she gave me a book on ...

Park programs, July 22

Tiffin Park & Recreation • Tiffin Park & Recreation Department is to host its third annual VB(all) Nighter Aug. 25 at Hedges-Boyer Park. Teams can register by emailing Nick Basting at nbasting@tiffin ohio.gov. Registration fee is $100, and the winning team takes home $200. The ...

Outdoor briefs, July 22

Water Fest is Aug. 4 at Miller Farm Seneca Conservation District is to host its second annual Water Fest Aug. 4 at Miller Conservation Farm, 5670 E. TR 138. The free event takes place rain or shine and offers families a chance to get outdoors, enjoy themselves and learn why clean water is ...

Park programs, July 15

Seneca County • During a Seneca County Park District Discovery Series program at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, teens ages 12-17 can learn about the sights and sounds of the night. Join a naturalist to discover something new and exciting in the nature preserves each month. For the location and to ...

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State ag chief up for challenges

The head of the Ohio Department of Agriculture told Seneca County residents Thursday that the future of agriculture will be challenging, but he said he believes farmers and producers will adapt and succeed as they always have. Director David Daniels spoke to residents and took their questions ...

Keys to success

How to make the majority of crop producers understand the benefits of no-till and cover crops for creating healthy soils was the keynote speaker’s focus Tuesday morning during the second annual Ohio Soil Health Symposium at Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center. “I think the keys ...

Seneca residents get info on Republic Wind project

GREEN SPRINGS — APEX Clean Energy, a company proposing about 60 wind turbines in the Republic Wind project, hosted a pre-application open house Wednesday evening at Green Springs VFW to provide a project overview — one step in the process of getting the project approved. The company ...

Wyandot County Fair Results, Sept. 16

Junior Fair Sheep Breeding Champions Ram Over All Breeds: Cameron Shellhouse, Kids Got the Spirit. Ewe Over All Breeds: Cameron Shellhouse. Showmanship Junior: 1st, Liam Shellhouse, Kids Got the Spirit; 2nd, Avery Stump, Kids Got the Spirit; 3rd, Kyle Bishop, Town and Country. ...

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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 ...

Look for small moments to share with your kids

Q: I’ve read that, as parents, we should “engage our children” to stay connected. As a dad, I really do want to make my kids a priority. But I just don’t have time! What can I do? Jim: I’ve heard many parents talk about how hard it is to find time to engage with their kids. I get ...

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Cyrus Lee Factor

A son, Cyrus Lee Factor, was born Monday, July 16, 2018, to Emma L. Witmer and Cody L. Factor of Tiffin. Cyrus weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured 18 inches long. Maternal grandfather is Karl S. Witmer of Republic. Paternal grandparents are Alicia M. and Dwayne Prenzlin of Tiffin and ...

Libby Mae Saam

A daughter, Libby Mae Saam, was born Sunday, July 15, 2018, to Jennifer and Nick Saam of Tiffin. Libby weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Diane Dietz of Tiffin and Paul and Marianne Kline of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Patti Saam ...

Logan Robert Kerschner

A son, Logan Robert Kerschner, was born Tuesday, July 3, 2018, to Tracy and Chris Kerschner of Tiffin. Logan weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Dennis and Leslie Walter of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Joella Kerschner of Tiffin. ...

Kade Campbell Miller

A son, Kade Campbell Miller, was born Tuesday, July 10, 2018, to Jennifer M. and Stephen P. “Phil” Miller of Sandusky. Kade weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Tim and Mary Rey of Midland, Michigan. Paternal grandparents are Steve and Aimee ...

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Miller-Thompson

Bethany Miller and Trace Thompson of Genoa are announcing their engagement and November 2018 wedding. Bethany is the daughter of Jeff and Cathy Miller of Tiffin. She graduated from New Riegel High School in 2009 and Stautzenberger College in Maumee in 2016. She is employed by ...

Tanner-Foster

Christen Tanner and Zachary Foster, both of New Orleans, Louisiana, are announcing their engagement and Sept. 7, 2018, wedding. Christen is the daughter of Michelle and Philip Wauguespark of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and James Tanner of Florida. She graduated from Episcopal High School, Baton ...

Fisher-Schleter

Kelsie Fisher and Derek Schleter are announcing their engagement and Oct. 27, 2018, wedding. Kelsie is the daughter of Richard and Kimberly Fisher of Tiffin. She graduated from Columbian High School in 2007. She is a dispatcher for Seneca-Crawford Area Transportation. Derek is the son of ...

Chaney-Recker

Brooke Chaney of Warren and Alex Recker of Tiffin are announcing their engagement and July 21, 2018, wedding. Brooke is the daughter of Karen Lewis and Brian Chaney, both of Warren. She graduated from Howland High School in 2012. She received a bachelor’s degree from Walsh University and a ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

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 ...

Sours-Hampshire

Danielle Renee Sours and Ryan Patrick Hampshire exchanged wedding vows at 4 p.m. May 5, 2018, at Ohio Memorial Chapel, Tiffin, with family and friends. The officiant was best friend of the groom, Rob Distel. A reception followed at Somerset Hall, Tiffin. The bride is the daughter of Garland ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

The Shanks

James and Rebecca Shank celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 13, 2018. The couple was wed at First Christian Church in Ashland by the Rev. Paul Frees. Rebecca is the daughter of William and Ferne Snook of Ashland and is a registered nurse who retired as executive director of ...

The Culvers

Ronald and Margaret Culver of Tiffin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering. The couple was wed July 13, 1968, at Ebeneezer Church in Tiffin. Margaret is the daughter of the late George and Jean Trapp of Tiffin and is retired from the Seneca County Sheriff’s ...

The Rousers

Sandra and Donald Rouser of Bettsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 17, 2018, with a brunch buffet at The Empire at 138 with family and friends. The couple was wed June 15, 1968, at Burgoon United Methodist Church by the Rev. Gerald Bell. Sandra is the daughter of ...

The Neifers

Craig and Teresa Neifer celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a family gathering. The couple was wed July 1, 1978, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel. Teresa is the daughter of the late James and Antonette Smith and works for Lifetouch National School Studios. Craig is ...