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A week of fair fun

Thumbs up to the Wyandot County Fair, as the annual event closes “fair season” in this area. Kids, animals and all kind of fun things have been on display all week, and it has been fun to see smiles throughout the pages of the A-T this week, including on today’s Lifestyles page.

Thumbs up to the transparency of the contingent from the Tiffin area visiting Japan this week. We’ve appreciated the photos of Mayor Aaron Montz, County Commissioner Mike Kerschner, TSEP President David Zak and State Rep. Bill Reineke, as well as hearing about the trip in their own words.

Thumbs up to the Seneca County Commissioners for recognizing September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The light on the cupola of the downtown Justice Center was turned out Thursday and Friday to symbolize a light going out in efforts to recognize suicide prevention.

Thumbs down to the heartbreaking news of Tiffin City Council President Mark Hayes’ passing. Mark was involved with the community in a number of facets, publically serving on the council since 1999, while also serving as the voice as Calvert athletics. He also worked with disabled students through the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center..

Thumbs up to the local schools who scored well in the 2018-19 Ohio Report Cards, which were released this week by the Ohio Department of Education. There were some definite highlights and some areas of which to work on, which is one benefit of such an evaluation program.

Thumbs up to first reponders and community members who participated in a memorial service for those who died on Sept. 11, 2001. It was wonderful to see the flags lining the bridges downtown, and even more wonderful to see this community continue to remember and recognize such a important part of our county’s history.

Thumbs up to Columbian High School senior Joshua Fanning, who is a 2020 National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.

Thumbs up to those representing their schools during homecoming season. Calvert is among the first wave celebrating homecoming this week, and other schools will soon follow in the coming weeks. This is a great tradition that brings already tight-knit school communities together even more.

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