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Local man meets siblings for first time in 65 years

By Bret Nye Staff Writer bnye@advertiser-tribune.com Dennis Snyder was at a ballpark watching his grandson play baseball when his daughter called and asked him if he was sitting down. Luckily, he was. Snyder’s daughter, Kari, proceeded to tell him that through some genealogical ...

Tiffin native wins silver at Great American Beer Festival

Tiffin native Joel Miller, in collaboration with a Virginia brewery, won a silver medal at this fall's Great American Beer Festival in Denver. "It's the biggest competition in the country," he said. "It's kind of like the Oscars of beer competition, or the Super Bowl." He, an amateur home ...

Trick-or-Treat

Downtown Tiffin’s festivities led off a season of parades, parties ... and, of course, trick-or-treat Candy and good spirits flowed freely as downtown business owners and their families and friends got into the Halloween spirit by passing out treats to costumed kids last Friday afternoon ...

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 ...

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Entertainment briefs, Dec. 12

Auditions to take place for Ritz Players comedy ‘The Producers’ The Ritz Players are hosting auditions for their upcoming production of “The Producers” at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17 in the National Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. The show will be performed Feb. 7, 8, 15 and 16 on the ...

The Ritz welcomes Texas Tenors Christmas performance

The Texas Tenors are to present “Deep in the Heart of Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $30-$60 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (419) 448-8544 or online at www.ritztheatre.org. This performance is sponsored by ...

Dance Unlimited has new home on Miami Street

Dance Unlimited is settling in its new home on Miami Street, celebrating 38 years of dance education. Dance Unlimited was started by Mary Jo Murry, a history professor at Heidelberg University. For years, classes took place on Heidelberg’s campus until moving the dance studio moved into the ...

Live at The Renaissance

Chris Canode performing live Friday night at The Renaissance of Tiffin.

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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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November is a time for transitions

It’s been a while but as memory serves, the football somehow had a different smell to it in mid-November. Pungent, dovetailing with the burning curbside leaf piles the Dads were tending all along the street (this was suburbia in the early sixties), and a fitting counterpart to the half-frozen ...

Apples it is

Janet DelTurco once wrote a delightful column remembering the apples of her childhood. Apples it is. This is certainly the time to harvest or purchase apples and there is a huge variety. I always want to buy one of each and do taste tests. The orchards have kept up with new varieties and ...

Enjoying the bounty of fall

A friend from the Y dropped off a box of iris this week, then a friend from a library book group dropped off two bags of hostas. I didn’t move fast enough to give them strawberry plants or cone flower in return but managed to give each a handful of nasturtium seeds. I’ve been planting ...

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 ...

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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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Birth announcements

• Aurelius Giovani Fadeley, a son, was born Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, to Angelique Monet Kiesel and Isaac James Fadeley of Sycamore. Aurelius weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Katherine Durst, Thomas Kiesel, Amy Daniels and the late Michelle ...

Birth Announcements

• Delainey Jolene Mandeville, a daughter, was born Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019, to Amanda and Mike Mandeville of Attica. Delainey weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Don and Kathi Heyman of Tiffin. Paternal grandparents are Steve Mandeville of ...

Birth Announcements

• Sophia Rose Hughes, a daughter, was born Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, to Sara and Jesse Hughes of Upper Sandusky. Sophia weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jim and Jennifer Smalley of Upper Sandusky. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Machelle ...

Birth announcements

• Declan Joseph Barchus, a son, was born Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, to Kellena and Brian Barchus of Townville, South Carolina. Declan weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Kim and Tawna Rogers of Townville, South Carolina. Paternal grandparents ...

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Elchert-Sours

Gidge Elchert and David Sours are announcing their engagement and June 6, 2020, wedding in New Riegel. Gidge is the daughter of Keith and Traci Elchert of Alvada. She graduated from New Riegel High School in 2017 and attended Marion Technical College, where she received her associate’s ...

Beamer-Shock

Rebecca Ann Beamer and Alec James Shock are announcing their engagement and Dec. 14, 2019, wedding. Rebecca is the daughter of Randy and Chris Beamer of Upper Sandusky. She graduated in 2009 from Upper Sandusky High School and in 2016 from Tri-Rivers Career Center of Adult Education Nursing ...

Shellhouse-Rodabaugh

Kirsten Shellhouse and Shane Rodabaugh are announcing their engagement and Dec. 7, 2019, wedding in Tiffin. Kirsten is the daughter of Gary and Laurie Shellhouse of Tiffin. She graduated from Mohawk High School in 2010 and attended Marion Technical College and Purdue University, where she ...

Lasky-Wise

Marissa Leigh Lasky and Justin Allen Wise are announcing their engagement and Aug. 8, 2020, wedding in Tiffin. Marissa is the daughter of Thomas and Kathryn Lasky of Tiffin. She graduated in 2010 from Mohawk High School, 2013 from University of Dayton and earned her doctorate in physical ...

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Reinhart-Prince

Melia Kay Reinhart and Benjamin Thomas Prince exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at All Saints Parish, Bascom. The Rev. Art Niewiadomski was the celebrant. An evening reception followed at Meadowbrook Park Ballroom, Bascom. The bride is the daughter of Don and Sandy ...

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 ...

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The Linnses

Lyle and Carol Sendelbach-Linn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party with family and friends. The couple was wed Oct. 18, 1969, at Baseline St. John’s Church, Bloomville. Carol is the daughter of the late Herman and Martha Sendelbach of Tiffin and works at the ...

The Rettigs

Micah and Kristy (Kieffer) Rettig, of rural Tiffin, will celebrate 40 years of marriage Nov. 10, 2019. The couple was wed in 1979 in Melmore United Methodist Church. Micah is the son of the late Willard and Marilyn Rettig of McCutchenville and is employed by Ellucian Company and works in ...

The Kochels

Richard and Marilyn Kochel, of Attica, plan to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary sharing memories and celebrating with family. The couple was wed Nov. 13, 1954, Deunquat Lutheran Church, Sycamore, by the Rev. Roberts. Marilyn is the daughter of the late Lloyd and Mildred Marquart ...

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.