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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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The Titanic makes a stop at The Ritz

The sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of the 20th century. The musical play, “Titanic,” examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This is the factual story of that ship — ...

Community Calendar, July 11

Events & Activities Today Story Time, 11 a.m. Mohawk Community Library, 200 S. Sycamore Ave., Sycamore. For children ages 3-8. Baby Play Date, 11 a.m.-noon, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St. For babies ages birth to 18 months and their caregivers. For more information, ...

Box office ‘fatigue’ continues

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brand familiarity isn’t everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of underperforming sequels and reboots. That so-called franchise fatigue came to a head this weekend with ...

‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ bests ‘Dark Phoenix’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After nearly 20 years and a dozen films, the current manifestation of X-Men movies is going out with a whimper. Scorched by poor reviews, the $200 million “Dark Phoenix” earned a franchise low of $33 million from 3,721 North American locations over the weekend for a ...

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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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Park district announces photo contest winners

Lyra Dicken won best of show in the 19th annual Seneca County Park District Photo Contest in the adult contest with a photo she called “Wind on ice,” and the People’s Choice Award went to Dennis Walter for “Cornfield Spiderweb.” The youth best-of-show winner was Layla Glenn with her ...

Park Programs

Tiffin Park & Recreation A Food, Friends and Fun at Oakley Park event is planned for noon-2 p.m. Friday. The program offers warm lunches, organized games, crafts and activities at the park. Parents, grandparents or child care professionals are encouraged to participate and should stay for ...

From floods to drought

We have gone from flood to drought with heat. A lot of people showed up Sunday for the Tiffin Historic Trust garden tour and I began by showing them the big cracks in my Tiffin clay soil. Our soil just dries out and cracks open. Tired of fighting that soil I went to raised beds filed with ...

Seneca County Park Programs

Seneca County Park District invites Young Adventurers ages 6-12 to a Busy Bees program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Steyer Nature Preserve, 5901 N. CR 33. Kids can learn about the importance of bees through some fun and silly activities. Children ages 6-12 can take part in an American Girl Series ...

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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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Parents feel they have failed their son

Q: Our son is being held back a year in school — we feel we’ve failed as parents. How do we help him adjust to repeating his grade level? What should we do if the other kids start to tease him about it? Jim: It may be tough for him to see right now, but being held back in school isn’t ...

Important to teach that differences can be positive

Q: As much as I wish that racial tension would diminish in America, it seems like it just won’t go away. I’m concerned about the effect this has on my young children. What’s your advice? Jim: Racism has been a stain on our country for generations. And unfortunately, it never will end ...

Extended periods of relaxation are necessary

Q: I know that I should carve out time each year to take my family on vacation. But with a high-stress career and crazy schedules for everybody in the household, it’s been several years since we’ve made it happen. We’re just too busy! Jim: I hear that sort of comment a lot from many ...

Local groups organize private screening of ‘Unplanned’

Three local groups have come together to bring a private screening of a film with a message of hope, grace and redemption to the Tiffin area. Dan White, a member of the Tiffin Catholic Men’s Group and chancellor of the Knights of Columbus, first began the initiative around the first of the ...

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Birth Announcements

• A daughter, Ellen Marie Karcher, was born Monday, July 1, 2019, to Denise and Tom Karcher of Upper Sandusky. Ellen weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Denny and Becky Eyestone of Upper Sandusky. Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Jill ...

Birth Announcements

•A son, Colton Alan-Lee Boucher, was born Monday, June 10, 2019, to Danielle Snyder and Justin Boucher of Tiffin. Colton weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Gary Snyder of Tiffin, and Cheryl and Ron Damschroder of Gibsonburg. Paternal ...

Rayna Rose Baker

Birth announcement A daughter, Rayna Rose Baker, was born Wednesday, June 5, 2019, to Tana and Adam Baker of Republic. Rayna weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Laura Bain and Tim Tiell, both of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Lisa and Ken ...

Nyelli Carlee Juarez

A daughter, Nyelli Carlee Juarez, was born Thursday, June 6, 2019, to Kearstin and Martin Juarez Jr. of Fostoria. Nyelli weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 18 inches long. Maternal grandmother is Angie Mathias of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Martin and Epifania Juarez of Fostoria. ...

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Hohman-Clark

Adam Joseph Hohman and Caitlin Alysse Clark are announcing their engagement and Aug. 24, 2019, wedding. Caitlin is the daughter of Lisa (Caldwell) Clark and Craig Clark of Edgewood, Kentucky. She graduated from Morehead State University with a bachelor of biology degree and a doctorate of ...

Saldusky-Fuller

Rachael Ann Saldusky and Ethan Marshall Fuller are announcing their engagement and Aug. 17, 2019, wedding. Rachael is the daughter of Betty Saldusky of Tiffin. She graduated in 2010 from Hopewell-Loudon High School and in 2016 from Chamberlain University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. ...

Runion-Spears

Elizabeth Kay Runion and Joshua Eugene Spears are announcing their engagement and Aug. 31, 2019 wedding. Elizabeth is the daughter of Tim and Laura (Wallrabenstein) Runion of Tiffin. She graduated from Mohawk High School in 2013 and Terra State College in 2017. She is employed by Mercy ...

Hescht-Scheiber

Allison Hescht and Alexander Scheiber have announced their engagment and July 20, 2019, wedding. Allison is the daughter of Brian and Sherri Hescht. She graduated from Seneca East High School in 2013. She is employed at Tiffin City Schools. Alexander is the son of Bradley and Deborah ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Shunk-Decker

Stephanie Ann Shunk and Brady Stephen Decker exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. June 30, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. The Rev. Joseph Syzbka was the celebrant. A reception followed the ceremony at Meadowbrook Park. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Virginia Shunk of ...

Brandon and Amanda Gruss

Amanda Whitaker and Brandon Gruss exchanged wedding vows Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Ohio Memorial Chapel, Tiffin. The officiant was Debby Rozsman. A reception followed at Pioneer Mill. The bride is the daughter of John and Cindy Whitaker of Tiffin. The groom is the son of Denny and Beth ...

Lonsway-Gaul

Anne Kathleen Lonsway and Bradley Charles Gaul were united in marriage at 1:30 p.m. June 2, 2018, in St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin. The Rev. Gary Walters and the Rev. Frank Murd were co-celebrants during the double-ring nuptial Mass. A reception at Camden Falls, Tiffin, followed the ...

Ewald-Black

Patricia Ewald and Casey Black exchanged wedding vows at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at The Ridge at Verterra Vineyards, Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan. The officiant of the double-ring ceremony was brother-in-law of the bride, Tom Stringer. A reception followed the ceremony at Verterra ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

The Williams’

Tom and Sandy Williams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party with close friends and the wedding party at Mazza’s restaurant in Mt. Vernon. The couple was married July 6, 1969, at Gay Street Methodist Church, Mt. Vernon, by the Rev. John Graham and the Rev. Milton ...

The Siegles

Emil and Alice Siegle celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 4, 2019. The couple was wed July 4, 1959, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, now All Saints, in New Riegel. Alice is the daughter of the late Louis and Pauline Lucius and is retired from Heidelberg University. Emil is ...

The Guckers

Robert and Judy Gucker, of rural McCutchenville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 30, 2019, by attending church followed by breakfast and other planned activities, concluding with a family dinner at Pioneer Mill, Tiffin. The couple was wed July 5, 1969, at United Methodist ...

The Gosches

Bernie and Ruth Gosche of Tiffin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 23, 2019, beginning with 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church. A luncheon for family and the wedding party followed Mass at Camden Falls in Tiffin. The couple was wed June 21, 1969, at Our Lady of ...