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Funeral home opens in Fostoria

FOSTORIA — A new funeral home has opened in Fostoria. Owner Terry Hoening said Hoening & Son Funeral Home, 133 W. Tiffin St., that opened in July, is he and his wife Barbara’s seventh funeral home and they also own and operate three crematories including a pet crematory. Terry and ...

One transported after accident

One person was injured in an accident at West Market Street and Oakwood Drive Saturday evening. Officer Michael McConnell of Tiffin Police Department said Alayna Lytle, 20, of Chillicothe, was driving a 2014 Ford Focus east on West Market Street and Hannah Furry, 26, of Tiffin, was driving a ...

Briefly, Oct. 23

Tiffin leaf collection begins next week According to a city of Tiffin news release, leaf collection begins Oct. 30 and is to continue through Dec. 15. Leaves should be placed in city leaf bags, which are available at most area grocery and convenience stores, by 7 a.m. for pick up. The ...

Tiffin man shot in hunting accident

A Tiffin man was transported by Life Flight to Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center after a hunting accident in a woods near TR 175 and CR 38 Saturday morning. Deputy Mark Lawson of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said friends Ray Matthews and Marty McQuistion, both of Tiffin, were ...

Many voters to decide on liquor laws

Voters in various precincts will be asked on to the Nov. 7 ballot to allow several restaurants and bars to sell wine and spirituous liquor on Sundays. Director James Ehrman of Seneca County Board of Elections said eight businesses are applying for liquor licenses to allow them to sell on ...

3 in Tiffin board contest

Four people are vying for three seats on Tiffin City Board of Education. Candidates on the Nov. 7 ballot for the Tiffin board are three current members — Chris Widman, Jeffery Hoyda and Randall Schwartz — and Victor Perez, who would be serving the board for the first time if ...

In their words

Candidates for local school boards were asked the question, “What would be one thing you would change during your term?” Printed are their responses. Carey Exempted Village School District Jason Arend: Candidate response not received. Matthew Stombaugh: “I would not necessarily change ...

Student brings speaker series to Old Fort

OLD FORT – An Old Fort High School junior is working to bring cultural diversity awareness to the campus and community through a speaker series project, the first taking place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Nicole Fry attended a youth leadership conference over the summer where she learned to tap ...

Chieftain pride

Hopewell-Loudon football players raise their helmets as the marching band plays the alma mater after the Chieftains lost to Liberty-Benton 58-21 in Bascom Friday night. For complete game coverage, see Page 1B. To view more photos from the game, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Man recaptured after 3 days

A man who allegedly left CROSSWAEH, 3055 SR 100, was found Friday morning. Sheriff Bill Eckelberry of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said Brett M. Epps, 22, of Mansfield, was being held at Seneca County Jail for a probation violation Friday. From the investigation, it was reported Epps was ...

Ambulance, EMS levy facing township voters

Voters in Bloom and Scipio townships are to decide a levy for ambulance and emergency medical services Nov. 7. The 1.54-mill levy is an additional tax for the Bloom-Scipio Joint Ambulance District to provide ambulance service, emergency medical service or both for the district, commencing in ...

Gas leak at Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital

Tiffin Fire Rescue Division responded to Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital, 45 Saint Lawrence Drive, for a gas leak Friday afternoon. Capt. Jon Nutter of Tiffin Fire Rescue Division said a subcontractor at the hospital hit a 2-inch gas service line with a ditching machine. When responders ...

Sweet Sasha

Sasha is a lab/pit mix that is about 2 years old. She has been at the Humane Society of Seneca County since March. Sasha loves to play keep-away and gets along with other dogs and children. You can see Sasha at the humane society, 2811 S. SR 100. Or contact the humane society by calling (419) ...

Upper Sandusky woman takes vow with Sisters of St. Francis

Sister Marcia Faustina Boes, daughter of Rose and the late Francis Boes, of Upper Sandusky, made her perpetual religious profession with the Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin last Sunday. Boes professed her final vows at All Saints Catholic Church in New Riegel, where she serves as the pastoral ...

Meet Bellevue candidate, hear about income tax issue today

BELLEVUE — Meet John Miller, independent candidate for Bellevue treasurer, for coffee and questions 8-10 a.m. today at the Apex Wind Energy office, 122 E. Main St. The treasurer’s position is the only contested slot on the Bellevue ballot. Miller has served as councilman-at-large for six ...

Prayer encounter seminar set for Nov. 18 in Upper Sandusky

A prayer encounter seminar lead by nationally renowned speaker Terry Teykl is planned for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 18 at John Stewart United Methodist Church, 130 W. Johnson St., Upper Sandusky. The prayer encounter is a time of worship, teaching, ministry, prayer and fellowship. Teykl, a pastor ...

Choir concerts tonight at TU

The TU Kids Choir and the University Choirs of Tiffin University are to present concerts starting at 5 p.m. today. The TU Kids Choir is to perform at 5 p.m. in the Marion Center. The choir is comprised of Tiffin area youth in grades 2-8, and is directed by Nelly Arnett. The University ...

Fire forces school evacuation

Tiffin Fire Rescue Division responded to Washington K-1, 151 Elmer St., for an oven fire Thursday morning. Chief Kevin Veletean of Tiffin Fire Rescue Division said there was an alarm at the school. The fire was contained to an oven in the kitchen, he said. Veletean said a kitchen staff member ...

Wildlife lessons

Kayla Moore (right), education coordinator for Seneca Conservation District, holds a bird feeder during a backyard wildlife event at Miller Conservation Farm Thursday evening. Collin Warrick, wildlife specialist, and Mandy Brause, program assistant, stand nearby. Those who attended the program ...

Renewal levy on ballot in Bettsville

BETTSVILLE — Voters in Bettsville are being asked to consider a renewal levy for fire protection Nov. 7. The levy is a four-year, 3-mill renewal levy commencing in 2018 and with funds due starting in 2019, according to information from Seneca County Board of Elections. Bettsville Mayor ...