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Older employees staying in workforce

With the tightening of the labor market, employers are looking for new additional sources of employees. One of those sources is older workers. This includes employees who are delaying retirement as well as those who have gone back to work. The US Department of Labor says workers age 55 and over ...

Logjams, legal & literal

More than 50 years after a group of landowners met to talk about cleaning out Wolf Creek, the job has been accomplished. The project, first proposed in the mid-1960s, required working through logjams of two types — legal ones and those in the water. Seneca County Engineer Mark Zimmerman ...

Before books were letters: Drama preceded construction of Carnegie Library

A piece of Tiffin’s history is set to be sold to the highest bidder Tuesday when the Carnegie Library building goes on the auction block. What people don’t see when they look at the building at Jefferson and East Market streets was brought to life by former library Director Pat Hillmer ...

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FCT to feature ‘Dracula: The Musical’

FREMONT — Fremont Community Theatre, and Director Tracy Armentrout, announce the first show of the 64th season: “Dracula: The Musical.” Performance dates are two weekends at the theater, 1515 Dickinson St. This musical spoof on the classic horror story of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” ...

Heidelberg to celebrate homecoming this weekend

Alumni will return beginning Friday for a weekend filled with events designed around a carnival theme as Heidelberg University celebrates its homecoming activities. In conjunction with Homecoming, the university is hosting a celebration of the sciences highlighted by the 50th anniversary of ...

Old Heidelberg friends collaborate for concert

Enjoy a celebration of American song when old friends Doug McConnell, professor of music and composition at Heidelberg University, and Bill Reyer, professor emeritus of English and creative writing, combine their gifts and shared interests. They will perform a recital for baritone and ...

Country music artist Nail comes to The Ritz

David Nail & The Well Ravens are set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ritz Theater, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $25 to $55 and can be purchased at the box office by calling (419) 448-8544 or online at www.ritztheatre.org. Nail has spent a decade leaving his unique mark on ...

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Exhibit to raise awareness of sexual assault

In recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness month, Tiffin University is to host a gallery exhibit featuring various displays. The Diane Kidd Gallery is to host “Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future” starting with an opening reception 5-7 p.m. today. The gallery is inside ...

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. ...

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And they called it puppy love

In 2014, researchers reported on a group of capuchin monkeys in Brazil that had adopted an infant marmoset (a much smaller monkey), which they carried about, cared for and played with for over a year. Perhaps surprisingly, this was the first confirmed record of a long-term pet-like association ...

Fishes of the Sandusky River

In Brian Zimmerman’s hands, it’s all so straightforward. “OK, people often get the greater and river redhorse suckers confused because of their similarity in size and shape, but the first thing I always look at is the tail.” Brian corralled two large fish in the metal trough he’d ...

The unpredictable plants

Wonderful news about Janet Delturco. She had been diagnosed with kidney failure and was undergoing dialysis, but one of her kidneys has recovered and she’s fine. I saw her outside the library and she looked great. It’s nice to be able to share good news. Several people have commented to ...

Gardening between summer care and fall rush

Gardens are in transit now. The frenzy of planting and caring is over, and the frenzy of preparation for winter is yet to come. The cucumbers have outdone themselves. I only planted seeds in one row of about 4 feet and have made 11 quarts and 14 pints of dill pickles — the cucumbers, dill ...

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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 ...

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It’s the people we are with that are important

Q: Once again, I couldn’t afford to give my kids the memorable summer vacation that their friends all seem to experience. It’s discouraging. Do you think they’ll resent me for it? Jim: One of the best lessons I’ve ever learned about parenting happened about 10 years ago. I headed out ...

Small things can bring peace to chaos

Q: I’m very discouraged about what I see in our country. So many problems; so much animosity and negativity. But it’s all so big — what can one person do? Jim: Let’s use a simple analogy. Say you’re in a public bathroom drying your hands when you see a used paper towel on the floor. ...

Supporting roles are important

Q: I feel overlooked and unappreciated in my job. I’m surrounded by people with more talent, skill and/or education who get all the attention. It gets pretty discouraging. How can I keep my attitude up? Jim: I’d say don’t look down on yourself; your role may be more important than you ...

Single parent feels inadequate

Q: I’m adjusting to being a single mom, but I’m really worried about raising my 9-year-old son on my own. I feel inadequate. Do you have any advice? Jim: Being a single parent is tough. Raising a boy can present some unique challenges for a single mother, so I want to encourage you: You ...

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Births

• Isabel Louise Busold, a daughter, was born Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, to Jena and Brett Busold of Columbus. Isabel weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Rick and Pat Distel of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Thomas and Joanne Busold of ...

Births

• Cole David Hurley, a son, was born Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, to Brad and Leah Hurley of Lakewood. Cole weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Paternal grandparents are David and Nancy Hurley of Tiffin and paternal great-grandmothers are Donna Daniel and Blanche Hurley of ...

Birth Announcements

• Alastair Graham Horn, a son, was born Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, to Monica and Thomas Horn of Alvada. Alastair weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. • Miles Richard Kessler, a son, was born Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, to Alisha Ann and Daniel James Kessler of Fostoria. Miles ...

Birth Announcements

Nikolas James Gerten, a son, was born Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, to Amanda and Stan Gerten of Leipsic. Nikolas weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are John and Sharon Ward of Bloomville. Paternal grandparents are Teresia and the late Edgar Gerten of ...

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Felton-Ziegler

Mary Elizabeth Felton and Eric Ziegler are announcing their engagement and Oct. 12, 2019, wedding in Tiffin. Mary Elizabeth is the daughter of Dr. Jack and Kathy Felton of Tiffin. She graduated from Calvert High School in 2008 and received her degree from The University of Dayton in 2012. She ...

Robertson-Shulaw

Amanda Robertson and Michael Shulaw are announcing their engagement and Oct. 12, 2019, wedding in Sevierville, Tennessee. Amanda is the daughter of Kristi and Joe Oney of Sycamore. She graduated in 2005 from Mohawk High School and in 2019 from Ehove Career Center. She is employed as a ...

Daniel-Bowerman

Ashton Daniel and Jordan Bowerman are announcing their engagement and Oct. 19, 2019, wedding. Ashton is the daughter of Dave and Penny Daniel of Attica. She graduated from Seneca East High School in 2013 and the University of Findlay in 2018. She is employed as an occupational therapist at ...

Felton-Ziegler

Mary Elizabeth Felton and Eric Ziegler are announcing their engagement and Oct. 12, 2019, wedding in Tiffin. Mary Elizabeth is the daughter of Dr. Jack and Kathy Felton of Tiffin. She graduated from Calvert High School in 2008 and received her degree from The University of Dayton in 2012. She ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Troiano-Anderson

Morgan Troiano and Kevin Anderson exchanged wedding vows Friday, June 21, 2019, in an elegant, simple ceremony in Vanlue Park. The bride is the daughter of Kent and Donna Smith of Carey and the late Daniel Troiano. The groom is the son of Scott and Tonia Anderson of Benton Ridge. The bride ...

Jarama – Nieset

Madelyn I. Jarama and Joshua E. Nieset exchanged wedding vows at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in a beautiful outdoor wedding at Lenah Run, Aldie, Virginia. The Rev. Dan Thompson was celebrant. A reception followed at the home of the groom’s mother and stepfather. The bride is the ...

Sturr-Swartz

Zariah A. Sturr and Keith A. Swartz exchanged wedding vows Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Cincinnati. An evening reception followed at RiverCenter in Covington, Kentucky. The bride is the daughter of Kristine Sturr of Kettering. The groom is the son of Scott and Donna Swartz of Tiffin. Maid of ...

Miller-Thompson

Bethany Sue Miller and Trace Andrew Thompson exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in a double ring ceremony at All Saints Parish, New Riegel. The Rev. Timothy Kummerer was celebrant. An evening reception then followed at the American Legion, New Riegel. The bride is ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

The Zieglers

Paul and Susan (Orians) Ziegler are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today, Oct. 5, 2019, with a small family gathering. The couple was wed Oct. 5, 1969, in Bloomville. They are parents of two children, Mark (Shannon) and Gary. They are grandparents of five grandchildren.

The Beats

Herman and Catherine Beat celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a special Mass at St. Gaspar’s Church, followed by a private lunch. The couple was wed Sept. 5, 1959, at St. Michael’s Church in Marywood. The former Catherine Bauman grew up in Willard. She and Herman lived and ...

The Scotts

Clifford and June Scott, of Sycamore, celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. June retired from driving school bus driver after over 40 years. Clifford has sheared sheep the majority of his life, and sheared 80 sheep on his 80th birthday. They are parents to ...

The Bonnells

Paul and Pamela Bonnell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in the summer of 2019 with a West Virginia vacation. On Sept. 13, they celebrated with steak dinners and games throughout the evening. The couple was wed Sept. 13, 1969, at St. Mary Catholic Church, ...