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World War II talk

Catherine Gillen, of Upper Sandusky, speaks Thursday during a lecture series about her experiences living in England during World War II, including going through “bombing blitzes,” food rationing and watching the sky turn dark with planes flying overhead — not knowing they were part of the D-Day invasion. Gillen also talked about her life as a war bride and settling …

Yoga at the library

Fourteen area residents turned out for a free yoga class at the Forest-Jackson Public Library on Thursday evening. Shannon Barnes (left), of Bending Tree Yoga, Forest, led the beginner’s yoga class, which included her daughter, Eden. Barnes, who is certified to teach core strength vinyasa, said she plans to offer yoga at Gormley Park in the near future.

Test drive

Reineke Motors Inc. recently raised $3,040 for Upper Sandusky High School with a Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser. Pictured are owner Dan Reineke (left) and Tony Flood (right), general manager of the Upper Sandusky location, presenting a check to Ram Boosters President Patti Young. Dodge contributed $20 for each test drive taken in the 2014 Dodge Durango, Journey, Grand Canyon and …

Former Carey teacher, coach gets prison for attempted sexual battery

  TIFFIN — A former Carey teacher and Tiffin Columbian girls basketball coach was sentenced to 17 months in prison for attempted sexual battery Tuesday in Seneca County Common Pleas Court. Katie A. Fazekas, 31, of Tiffin, pleaded guilty to the single charge on a bill of information. Judge Steve Shuff imposed the prison sentence for the fourth-degree felony after …

Candidate for Ohio AG visits with area residents

Local government funds, transparency and the state’s heroin crisis were among topics discussed Tuesday when the Democratic candidate for Ohio attorney general stopped in Upper Sandusky to talk with local residents and members of the Democratic Central Committee of Wyandot County. David Pepper campaigned throughout northwest Ohio before attending the National Night Out in Cleveland, a community and police awareness-raising …

Auction for 4-H

Nira Beaschler (right), of McCutchenville, and her grandson, 15-year-old Zach Beaschler, of Hardin County, look over auction items at the ninth annual “Ensure the Legacy” 4-H benefit auction and dinner at Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church, Upper Sandusky. Doug Walton, of United Country Walton Realty & Auction Co. LLC, led a group of auctioneers during the event. Proceeds from the …

Water testing

Upper Sandusky workers treat water at the city’s large reservoir Monday morning. Water treatment plant supervisor Aaron Schoenberger said the city uses sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate — the active ingredient in algaecide and fungicide products — to treat the reservoir and prevent the algae blooms being experienced in Lake Erie and the Toledo area. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, …

Mother’s love

Ten moms and their children from Wyandot, Seneca and Hardin counties gathered Saturday for the Big Latch On at the Wyandot County Health Department. The community-building event is held at locations across the world, and witnesses count the number of participants so a global total may be found.   The event marks the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week. In 2013, …

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