Fall is good in Seneca County

Thumbs up to the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, which continues to bring mental health to the forefront of community discussion by offering a series of events based around speaker and author Kevin Hines, who will speak at Tiffin University’s Marion Center Oct. 10.

Thumbs up to the City of Tiffin for utilizing its Community Development Block Grant funds to give Riverview Park a $120,757 facelift. A quarter-mile paved trail, a playground, new basketball hoops and benches are among the things to be improved at Riverview.

Thumbs up to Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff, who annually holds court at his alma mater, Heidelberg University, to observe Constitution Day.

Thumbs down to the the news of a camera found in an adapter inside the womens’ locker room at Mohawk Golf & Country Club. This story was disturbing by all accounts, and we hope justice is served quickly.

Thumbs up to American Plastics, a local plastic injection molding company, for announcing a $3.5 investment that will lead to the hiring of more than 130 workers by the end of the year. American Plastics’ Tiffin facility is to be the sole manufacturer of shelving for the Craftsman brand.

Thumbs up to Heidelberg University’s Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series which brought in this week David Estrin, grandson of four Holocaust survivors. Estrin is the CEO of Together We Remember, a nonprofit dedicated to making sure a Holocaust-like event never again happens.

Thumbs up to autumn in Northwest Ohio. It has been a gorgeous week! The writer of this column may or may not be a guy from Michigan who is enjoying what a real fall feels like.

Thumbs up to Calvert volleyball player Emma White, who reached the milestone of 1,000 career assists during Thursday’s win against Hopewell-Loudon. Milestones, and seeing how fans and teammates react to them, are one of the really neat things about sports.

Thumbs up to the Seneca County commissioners for defending the interests of the Seneca County Airport in relation to how planned airport infrastructure improvements could be affected by the building of wind turbines in the area. We still see both sides of this issue and know that diversified energy needs to be a part of this country’s future, but the airport has invested much money with more improvements planned, and it is responsible of the county leaders to research and look out for the airport in this turbine debate.

Thumbs up to the Fostoria Economic Development Corporation and president Renee Smith for making some strides in fostering development in Fostoria, including expansions at Custom Glass Solutions and NSI Crankshaft.

Thumbs up to Tiffin University becoming the eighth college to be approved as an undergraduate chapter of the Ohio Innocence Project. TU welcomed this week two representatives of the project to speak on campus..


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