Lifestyle

Yoga Chuck has classes for diverse groups

Celebrating its recent grand opening, Yoga Chuck’s Health and Wellness Studio of Tiffin brings diverse yoga classes to all age groups, especially the Geri-Fit strength training class for older adults. Chuck Burmeister, owner of the new fitness studio, said he always had wanted his own space. ...

Lifestyle briefs, May 22

St. Francis Senior Ministries honors 20 employees St. Francis Senior Ministries recently recognized 20 employees for their years of service. Employees recognized were Barb Vogel and Barb Williams, 25 years; Annette Krintzline and Anita Boyd, 20 years; Al Reinhart, Deb Gracemyer and Janice ...

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 ...

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 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, ...

Third-graders design, build coops for chicks (with help from Sentinel)

Four third-grade classes have worked together as part of a challenge to make the best chicken coop at Krout 2-3 Elementary School. Third-grade teacher Jennifer Gressman is one of four teachers who have had been hatching eggs from incubators at the start of April. Krout has collaborated with ...

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 ...

Back with a Vengeance

SANDUSKY — What kind of roller coaster features a maze of wooden beams, a hill 205 feet high and a 74-mph ride on 5,740 feet of steel track? That would be Steel Vengeance, a thrill ride resurrected from the carcass of Cedar Point’s Mean Streak. Tony Clark, director of communications at ...

What riders had to say

Members of American Coaster Enthusiasts showed up early Wednesday to be among the first passengers on Steel Vengeance. All had high marks for the revamped coaster. • Michael Roberts, of Cuyahoga Falls, said he arrived at 5 a.m. and had made five rides Wednesday, with intentions of going ...

Program offers cribs and more for infants

Families are being reminded about the Seneca County General Health District’s Cribs for Kids program, offering parents a safe sleep environment for their babies. “This is a great program if parents don’t have a safe sleep environment,” Kate Ardner, a nurse with the Seneca County ...

Lifestyle Briefs, April 24

TCS board to meet today at middle school The Tiffin City Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. today at Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive. Hospital foundation to host dinner, program on prostate cancer awareness The Mercy Health Foundation – Tiffin, together with the ...

New park to open right on time for peak of spring bird migration

A new spot is to open next weekend along the shores of Lake Erie for bird watching, just in time for the peak of spring migration. With a dual purpose of providing another recreational area in northwest Ohio and restoring coastal wetlands, Howard Marsh is to open April 28-29 as the newest ...

Lake Erie Birding Trail

Of course, birds don’t follow the calendar and the spring migration isn’t limited to the Biggest Week in Merican Birding, May 4-13. The annual migration is under way and is to continue through most of May. “Lake Erie and its associated habitats are among the most bird-rich ecosystems in ...

Biggest Week in American Birding May 4-13

When talking about spring birding, the Biggest Week in American Birding (www.biggestweekinamericanbirding.com) has become a focal point. In its ninth year, the Biggest Week focuses the attention of the world on northwest Ohio for 10 days in early May. Last year, more than 90,000 birders ...

Notes on weather, birding economics

The weather plays a part in the numbers of birds found. No matter when or where, statistics show birding is one of the most popular forms of nature-based tourism. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 71.8 million Americans enjoy wildlife watching, and 46.7 million people ...

Family Fest to feature science theme with exhibits, experiments

Science is the topic of this year’s Tiffin Family Fest at Tiffin Community YMCA. The event is to take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the YMCA, 180 Summit St. Associate Executive Director Jillian Shaferly said this annual family-oriented community event includes kid-friendly games, ...

Lifestyle briefs, April 17

TU research conference, competition Wednesday Tiffin University is to host the first Research Conference and Competition starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Marion Center and Main Classroom Building. The competition, sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, has about 200 Tiffin ...

Local vet service opens mobile clinic

Stover Veterinary Services is expanding its practice with a new full-service mobile veterinary clinic. The clinic is to have regular office hours in Tiffin and at two other locations in Seneca County, in addition to house calls. Dr. Amber Stover has been in business for 11 years, dealing ...

Walleye run migration

In the midst of this spring’s walleye run on the Sandusky River, local outdoor leaders are looking a few years down the road when the annual spawning migration is expected to reach Seneca County. “The long and short of it is with the Ballville Dam coming out this year, opportunities ...