Most Aqua Ohio customers to see reduction in water bills

BOARDMAN — As the new year emerges, most Aqua Ohio customers will see a welcome change in the form of lower water bills.

Cost savings are based on a customer’s monthly water consumption. Water-only customers will see consumption cost credits of 11.8%. Those who also receive wastewater treatment services from Aqua will see a 16.2% credit on that portion of the bill.

The credits will begin to appear on December bills that are distributed in January. They will remain in place for the next year.

Customers will be notified about the credits through an insert included in bills distributed in January. Those with questions should call Aqua’s customer service center (877) 987-2782.

Presbyterian Church provides Community Non-Food Pantry

The Community Non-food Pantry is open for those who cannot afford to buy certain products. The items the pantry carries are not covered by Food Stamps and/or W.I.C.

The Tiffin Community Non-Food Pantry is open from noon-2 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m. until June 2020. Jan 16, Feb 6 and 20, Mar 5 and 19, Apr 2 and 16, May 7 and 21.

The pantry relies on the community for donations of diapers, wipes, body wash, mouthwash, and liquid hand soap. All other items are regularly stocked through monetary donations to the pantry.

Donations and volunteers are always welcome, contact Tiffin Community Non-food Pantry, 96 South Monroe Street (Corner of Market & Monroe Streets), at (419) 447-2004 or visit the pantries Facebook page.

Tiffin Glass Museum & Shoppe re-opening

The Tiffin Glass Museum and Shoppe will reopen Feb. 1, following month-long interior work.

There will be a special on stemware during the month of February to celebrate the renovation and Valentine’s Day. Buy one at regular price and buy a second one for half price if of equal or less value.

A grand reopening ribbon cutting will take place on Valentine’s Day at 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 14.

Twelve new display cases have been placed, eight in the museum and four in the shoppe offering a larger array of Tiffin’s famous and historic glass products. Included in the museum are examples of glass owned and used at the White House, Princess Grace of Monaco and Elvis Presley.

The Shoppe also carries a wide variety of handmade Tiffin Glass produced throughout the 91 years of manufacturing at the corner of Fourth and Vine.

The museum and shoppe are open from noon-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

For more information or to make an appointment for a visit, call (419) 448-0200.

Church services announced

BELLEVUE — The Sorrowful Mother Shrine will host First Sunday Devotions at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2, 4106 SR 269.

Thomas Condor Commission to meet

The City of Tiffin Thomas Condor Commission is to meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 51 E. Market St.

Historian to give talk about Ohio Congressman connected to Hayes, Lincoln

FREMONT — A historian will discuss an Ohio congressman’s role in drafting the amendment that gave citizenship to anyone born or naturalized in the United States, including former slaves, at 2 p.m. on Jan. 26, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Sam Kidder will discuss Congressman John A. Bingham’s role in the 14th Amendment, which also guaranteed equal protection under the law to all U.S. citizens, and Bingham’s relationship to Presidents Admission is free.

Kidder served three years at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and studied East Asian history at Harvard University and the University of Washington.

Bingham has been called the Second Madison or American Founding Son for his role in drafting 14th Amendment, which was ratified in 1868. A friend and political supporter of President Hayes, Bingham’s role during the years immediately after the Civil War is attracting more and more attention from historians.

A trusted advisor to President Lincoln, Bingham served as the lone civilian prosecutor in the trial of the Lincoln assassins and delivered the articles of impeachment from the House to the Senate in the trial of President Andrew Johnson.

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