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New Riegel to negotiate with sheriff

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NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Village Council voted Tuesday to declare a state of emergency for the purpose of gaining police protection from Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. Throughout the meeting, members appeared anxious when discussing the pros and cons of accepting the terms of a ...

Commissioners to return to branding talks

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Seneca County Board of Commissioners is to meet at 10 a.m. today at the commissioners’ office, 111 Madison St. In old business, commissioners are to discuss the joint justice center and a county-wide branding initiative. During Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners discussed the branding ...

Briefly, March 23

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Two dead in Hancock County A man and woman were found dead Monday evening in the 600 block of Palm Drive in Liberty Township. Ashley M. Sayarath, 19, of 605 Palm Drive, and her cousin David Sayarath, 30, of Bluffton, were found dead at the address, a Hancock County Sheriff’s Office ...

Community Calendar, March 23

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Today Keynote address “How Invention Drives Job Creation & Sustainable Economic Prosperity” by Dr. Raul Cuero, 11 a.m. Heidelberg University, Wickham Great Hall, Campus Center. Friday All-you-can-eat fish fry, 4-7 p.m. New Riegel American Legion. Adults: $8, children under 12: $3. ...

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State Highway Patrol personnel work at the scene of an accident on SR 12 Tuesday morning.

Woman hurt in SR 12 crash

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A woman who was hurt in a crash last week was taken to the hospital after an accident on the same road Tuesday morning. Trooper Don Pratt of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Alexus Chaffee, 19, of Fostoria, was driving a 1994 Buick LeSabre southwest on SR 12 when she was struck ...

Fostoria council OKs plan

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FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council approved a fiscal recovery plan Tuesday that is to be reviewed by a state special committee next week. Tuesday night, council voted 5-2 to place a 6-mill property tax increase on the November ballot, with councilmen Mathew Davoli and Jonathan Hay voting ...

Going digital

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Seneca County commissioners met with department heads during a work session Tuesday morning to devise a plan to digitize county records. The discussion lasted nearly an hour and Commissioner Mike Kerschner said officials must decide what documents legally can be digitized, what documents can ...

Woman alleges sexual assault

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A woman is suing Tiffin University and two students she met during a campus visit two years ago. The case, filed Monday on behalf of Alexis Conrad, 20, of Wauseon, states it is a “personal injury, intentional infliction of emotional harm, negligent infliction of emotional harm, and a child ...

Siren test set for today

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Today is the statewide outdoor warning siren test. Local sirens are to be set off at 9:50 a.m. and are to last for three minutes.

Seminar Saturday designed to help families of addicts

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St. Francis Spirituality Center is to host an event for families facing the reality of having loved ones addicted to drugs. The event, “Now In My Family,” is to be conducted as a seminar in a retreat setting, Sister Edna Michel, director of the Spirituality Center, said. The free seminar ...

School administrator questions testing

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FOSTORIA — Superintendent Andrew Sprang shared his opinion about the testing schedule at Fostoria City Schools Board of Education Tuesday evening. Sprang’s concern was the excessive amount of time the tests require. Elementary testing sessions can last 1 1/2-2 1/2 hours. He worries ...

Roadwork under way in Green Springs

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GREEN SPRINGS — Green Springs Village Council members heard work is starting on the East Adams Street project during their meeting Monday night. Village Administrator John Miller said most of the trees that will need to be taken down have been removed. Mayor Adam Greenslade said trees that ...

Region briefs, March 22

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Chamber to host meeting about programs, branding April 4 Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services is to host a Be In The Know Breakfast meeting 7:30-9 a.m. April 4 in the community room in the chamber office, 19 W. Market St. The event is to for individuals to learn about ...

Washington class trip delayed

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ATTICA — Superintendent Laura Kagy reported the 8th-grade class trip to Washington, D.C., had to be rescheduled due to the blizzard on the East Coast. Despite fearing students may be unable to accommodate the new dates, there now are two additional students able to attend. The board ...

Daily Log, March 22

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Tiffin reports • Christopher M. Seville, 41, of Tiffin, was charged with domestic violence Monday. • Two youths were charged with underage possession/consumption and juvenile-delinquent Sunday evening. • Grant A. Cullen, 24, of Tiffin, was charged with furnishing alcohol Sunday ...

Community Calendar, March 22

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Today Second Annual Farmer Share Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m. Sentinel Cafeteria. The meal will cost you a 50 cent donation. Toddler Tales, 10 a.m. Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, Frost Kalnow Room. For parents or caregivers and their children who are 1 1/2-3 years old. (419) ...

Senior Calendar, March 22

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Commission on Aging Nutrition Program Thursday — Shredded beef, stuffed pepper soup, salad, oranges, milk. Friday — Sandwich biscuit with breakfast vegetable patty, cheese and egg, cheesy hash browns, apples, juice, milk. Monday — Chicken breast, mashed potatoes, carrots, fruit ...

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David A. Yates (right) listens to his attorney, Alex Smith, after Yates was acquitted by a jury of a theft charge during a trial in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Monday.

Man acquitted of theft charge

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A man was acquitted by a jury of a theft charge after about 15 minutes of deliberations Monday afternoon. David A. Yates, 52, of Tiffin, had been indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on a charge of theft from an elderly person, a fifth-degree felony. The six-woman, six-man jury found him ...

Montz: Plan siphons money from city

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Mayor Aaron Montz told Tiffin City Council Monday night an upcoming decision by state government could cost the city thousands of dollars. He said Gov. John Kasich’s budget proposal would take away the city’s ability to collect net profit taxes from businesses, costing the city ...

Plumbing glitch closes NR schools

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New Riegel Schools dismissed early Monday because of a broken water pump, but classes are to resume today, Superintendent Elaine Nye said. Nye said classes were dismissed at about 8:30 a.m. after a water pump malfunctioned. Nye said the school had another functioning pump, but staff was ...