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It’s a great time to be in Tiffin

Thumbs Up to Heidelberg University and its Patricia Adams Lecture Series, which brought in former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter, Barbara Pierce Bush, this week for a lecture. Pat and John Adams have left a great legacy for Heidelberg, and it was neat to see speakers of this caliber come to town.

Thumbs up to Bridget Boyle and Daniel Perry, who were appointed to Tiffin City Council Monday by members of the Republican Central Committee. They have joined the council under challenging times — the recent deaths of Mark Hayes and Jim Roberts — but we wish Boyle, Perry and the rest of council the best of luck as it moves on and continues carrying out the business of Tiffin with vision.

Thumbs up to Anne and Dr. Andrew Gase of Tiffin for creating the Gase Family Literacy Fund, part of the Tiffin Community Foundation. In partnering with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, children in the 44883 zip code can receive 60 books from birth age to age 5, and so far there are 200 children currently enrolled in the program. It’s proven that reading to children helps with literacy and this program will do wonders for the children of our area.

Thumbs up to the Oliver family of Republic for making a difference in suicide awareness by creating Max’s Miles, a partnership with Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot countices and the suicide coalition. The Olivers are honoring their son, Max, by holding a free remembrance and awareness event today (starting at 9 a.m.) at Hedges-Boyer Park. The event will feature a dog lap, a childrens’ lap and an adult lap.

Thumbs up to the great event last weekend that was Tiffin University’s homecoming and family weekend last Saturday. Town was buzzing with green and gold, and the Dragons did their part on the football field with a big win against Ohio Dominican.

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