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Blue Week: What’s new that’s blue is focus at Oak Openings this week

The Oak Openings Green Ribbon Initiative is celebrating the rare oak openings habitat during Blue Week today through next Sunday with more than 20 free family events, indoor and outdoor activities, workshops, lectures and tours across northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. “Most people ...

Lifestyle briefs, May 8

Singer, pianist to perform at ‘Music in the Parlor’ FREMONT — A professional singer and pianist is to perform music from the 1890s and early 1900s during Music in the Parlor 4-5 p.m. May 20 in the historic Hayes Home. Tickets cost $12 and can be reserved by calling (419) 332-2081, ...

CEO of Ohio Association of Community Colleges to speak to Terra grads

FREMONT – The president and CEO of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges is to speak to the class of 2018 Friday during Terra State Community College’s commencement ceremonies. Jack Hershey represents the presidents and trustees of Ohio’s 23 community colleges. He came to the OACC ...

Lifestyle briefs, May 1

Benefit for local woman with cancer A benefit for Maria Hyden is to take place 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Tiffin Eagles. Hyden has been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer and the benefit is to help assist with medical and other expenses. The spaghetti dinner costs $10. There is also going ...

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Entertainment Briefly, April 17

Glenn Miller Orchestra to take Ritz stage The Glenn Miller Orchestra is to perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $20-$50 and can be purchased by calling (419) 448-8544 or visiting www.ritztheatre.org. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of the ...

Fostoria HS stages ‘Charlie Brown’

Issac Morton (at right), as Charlie Brown, rehearses Tuesday afternoon for the Fostoria High School Music Program’s presentation of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the high school, 1001 Park Ave., Fostoria. General ...

‘Avengers’ overpowers at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Avengers: Infinity War” is still ruling the box office in its third weekend in theaters, easily beating out the mom-themed fare. Walt Disney Studios Sunday estimated “Infinity War” has added $61.8 million from North American theaters bringing its total domestic ...

Ritz Players to present ‘[title of show]’

The Ritz Players are to present “[title of show]” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and May 19 and at 2 p.m. May 20 at The National Theatre at The Ritz, 30 S. Washington St. The production, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and based on the book of the same name by Hunter Bell, is produced ...

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Terra State president resigns

FREMONT — The Terra State Community College Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Jerome Webster, the college’s president, during a special board meeting Wednesday, a college representative said. Webster submitted his resignation and will remain on as president until May 31, ...

Passports to the future

More than 200 students earned their career passports Tuesday evening during Sentinel Career and Technology Center’s 2018 Career Passport Ceremony. Students had studied agriculture science and technology, automotive technology, building construction trades, business administration, careers in ...

‘Take a chance’

FREMONT — More than 300 students earned associate’s degrees and certificates Friday during Terra State Community College’s 49th commencement ceremony. “This is a very special evening,” Jerome Webster, Terra State’s president, said. Each year, Webster offers facts about the ...

Educators’ field trip

Taiho Corp. Plant Manager Jeremy Fox (left) leads a walk-through for teachers and administrators during a manufacturing tour Thursday afternoon. Educators from Bridges Community Academy, Tiffin City Schools, Fostoria City Schools, Seneca East, Mohawk, Hopewell-Loudon and Old Fort toured six ...

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More to fungi than meets the eye

“Now of course, the fungi are much more closely related to us than they are to plants.” Wait. … What? Yes, for a long time biologists classified them as a weird side branch of the Plant Kingdom. After all, mushrooms grow from the ground, have a stem-like structure and reproductive ...

Parks Programs, May 13

Seneca County • A Craft Creations program on cast iron cooking is planned for 5 p.m. Thursday at Seneca County Park District’s Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve. Participants can try their hand at cast iron cooking by preparing a dessert over the open fire. They all can learn about care and ...

Award winning painting

COLUMBUS — The artwork of wildlife artist Jocelyn Beatty won first place in the 2018 Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp design competition, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Beatty’s painting of a pair of redheads will appear on the Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp issued in fall ...

Park Programs, April 29

Seneca County • Nature textures is the topic of a Seneca County Park District Backpackin’ Babies program at 5 p.m. Thursday at Geary Family YMCA Fruth Outdoor Center. Parents, grandparents or care-givers of infants from birth to 18 months are invited to explore textures and nature things ...

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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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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 ...

Shaped by the master

More chances to attend Evangelist David Engesath is to lead services at Truth Baptist Church, 566 N. Washington St., at 7 p.m. today and Friday. Sunday, he is to lead Sunday school at 10 a.m., a worship service at 11 a.m. with a potluck meal after, and a service at 1:30 p.m. An evangelist ...

St. Francis events

• Yoga classes Sr. Paulette Schroeder will host yoga classes 5:15-6:15 p.m. every Wednesday in the Greccio Room at St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. A $7 donation is requested. Mat and belt provided. No registration or experience required. For more info, ...

Vietnam POW speaks at Calvert

Nearly 35 years ago, U.S. Air Force Captain Guy D. Gruters was reunited with his family after more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Now an author and motivational speaker, he addressed the Calvert student body Friday in the school gymnasium. Before his presentation, Gruters ...

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Taylen Alexander Ray

A son, Taylen Alexander Ray, was born Wednesday, May 16, 2018, to Loryn Farner and Blayne Ray of Fostoria. Taylen weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jennifer Carnahan and Paul Farner, both of Fostoria. Paternal grandparents are Reneigh Fuller of ...

Coralye Lee Ann Skeels

A daughter, Coralye Lee Ann Skeels, was born Wednesday, May 16, 2018, to Felicia and Nathan Skeels of Burgoon. Coralye weighed 8 pounds and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Bryan and Joann Markin of Burgoon. Paternal grandparents are Bobby and Lori Skeels of Clyde and Linda ...

Ella Elizabeth Stahl

A daughter, Ella Elizabeth Stahl, was born Tuesday, May 15, 2018, to Elizabeth and Walter Stahl of Bloomville. Ella weighed 7 pounds and measured 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are John and Nancy Daniel of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are the late Walter and Janet Stahl formerly of ...

Maverick Dwayne Wonder

A son, Maverick Dwayne Wonder, was born Thursday, May 10, 2018, to Danyelle Dakeisa Williams and Edward L. Wonder of Fostoria. Maverick weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 18 inches long. Maternal grandmother is Dorthea Denson of Danville, Illinois. Paternal grandparents are John and ...

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Kessler-Kramer

Megan Louise Kessler and Brett Russell Kramer are announcing their engagement and Aug. 4, 2018, wedding. Megan is the daughter of Sandy and Jeff Lang and Kenny Kessler of New Riegel. She graduated from New Riegel High School in 2010 and received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from The ...

Siler-Lockwood

Tammy Siler of Sycamore is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Brianna Faye Lynn Siler, to Orion Christopher Lockwood, son of Tanya Woodruff of Deland, Florida, and John Woods of West Palm, Florida, and their summer 2018 wedding. Brianna graduated from Bridges Community ...

Shunk-Decker

Stephanie Ann Shunk and Brady Stephen Decker are announcing their engagement and June 30, 2018, wedding. Stephanie is the daughter of Robert and Virginia Shunk of Willoughby Hills. She graduated from Willoughby-South High School in 2009 and received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Ohio ...

Leary-Miller

Rachel Michelle Leary and Matthew David Miller are announcing their engagement and June 30, 2018, wedding. Rachel is the daughter of Michael and Sherri Leary of Mount Cory. She graduated from Cory-Rawson High School in 2008. She is a barista at a local not-for-profit shop in ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Long-Wagner

Ciara Renee Long and Alec Robert Wagner exchanged wedding vows Dec. 2, 2017, at Sycamore United Church of Christ, Sycamore, with the Rev. Karen Fraser-Moore and the Rev. Paul Fraser officiating. The bride is daughter of Carl and Deb Long of Tiffin. The groom is the son of Robert and Jessica ...

Genet-Chavez

Catherine Genet and Joshua Chavez exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 30, 2017, at St. Bernard’s Church in Akron. The officiant was Father Dan Reed. A reception followed the ceremony at SYB Party Center in Stow. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Fran Genet of Tiffin. The groom is ...

Wahl-Felton

Sara Linn Wahl and Zachary John Felton exchanged wedding vows in a double-ring ceremony at 1:30 p.m. May 20, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin. The officiant was Father Bill Rose. A reception followed at Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center. The bride is the daughter of Tom ...

Hefner-Joliat

Courtney Mae Hefner and Ryan Michael Joliat exchanged wedding vows Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tiffin, with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. A reception followed the ceremony at Sycamore Community Center in Sycamore. The bride is the daughter of Todd and Donna ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

The Millers

Richard F. and Phyllis Miller of Tiffin celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Tilly’s Party House, Republic, with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also, an anniversary Mass was celebrated Sunday, April 15, 2018, at ...

The Wysses

Gene and Diane Wyss of Sycamore plan to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, April 22, 2018, with an open house 11:30-3 p.m. at Sycamore Community Center with family and friends. The couple was wed April 26, 1958, in Sycamore, by the Rev. Nolan Younkman. Diane is the daughter ...

The Wagners

Dale I. and Shirley A. Wagner of rural Sycamore celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, April 12, 2018, with a family get-together. The couple was wed the afternoon of April 12, 1958, at Harmony United Methodist Church by the Rev. Claude Chivington. Shirley is the daughter of ...

The Keens

Tom and Mary Keen celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, March 24, 2018, with a gathering of family and friends at the AMVETS shelter, Tiffin. The couple was wed Saturday, March 29, 1958, at Calvin United Church of Christ in the Hungarian neighborhood (Birmingham) of Toledo. ...