Much to look forward to in the coming week

Thumbs up to resilient local farmers, whose roller coaster 2019 season was chronicled in a Friday A-T story. “We kept thinking the rain would eventually stop, but of course it just never did,” said Seneca County farmer Eric Eberhard. Despite the challenges, those in local agriculture deserve a tip of the cap for persisting.

Thumbs down to a predicted large algal bloom on Lake Erie. This is predicted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its research because of the aforementioned wet spring. The bloom is expected to measure 7.5 on a severity index. Anything more than 5 indicates the blooms will have a greater impact.

Thumbs up to Wyandot County and its residents and business owners, who spearheaded a courthouse corner project in Upper Sandusky that included a centerpiece rock and flowers. Etched into the rock is “Wyandot 1854,” signifying the creation of the county.

Thumbs up to Micah Kirchner, who has brought back the revered Cookies by Cindy to Tiffin. The business, which was operated for 10 years, closed in 2015. Micah, a chef, moved back to the area to help his mother after her breast cancer diagnosis and decided to resurrect her popular business.

Thumbs up to the continued effort of the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership, which updated Seneca County commissioners on its progress this week. The 4CG partnership with Seneca, Crawford, Sandusky and Ottawa county was mentioned as a recent success, as well as TSEP’s work in focusing on rural areas in Seneca County, major industrial projects and downtown growth.

Thumbs up to Fostoria, which has had a nice summer of events in town. The community had vintage baseball, dancing and fireworks for its July 4 festivities last week, and continues a series of “Lunch on the Lawn” concerts on Wednesdays. The Fostoria Garden Club is also hosting a Garden Tour and Flower Show Sunday.

Thumbs up to the Seneca County Fair, the most anticipated event of the summer. The fair begins next weekend and expect big coverage in the A-T, including our fair book, which is to be in the Saturday, July 20 edition.