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‘They helped save my life’

COLUMBUS — A Fostoria man says he thanks God every day for the people who helped save his life. In October, Collin Snyder, his wife, Rachel, and their son, Samuel, who now is nearly a year old, headed to the backyard of their Walnut Street home to play catch with their Labradoodle, Micah, ...

5 years in prison for man in vehicle shooting

A Westerville man indicted by a Seneca County grand jury in connection to a car being struck by a bullet in Tiffin pleaded guilty to two charges and was sentenced to nearly five years in prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Tuesday. John ...

Hands-on learning

Taylinn Arrate, a member of Girl Scouts Troop No. 50607 in Tiffin, helps Mike Homan, firefighter-paramedic for Tiffin Fire Rescue Division, spray a hose at the downtown station Tuesday evening. The Girl Scouts took a tour of the station. To view more photos from this event, visit ...

H-L schools chief headed to Findlay

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon Local Schools’ superintendent has accepted a position with the Findlay City School District. David Alvarado accepted the position of assistant principal at Findlay High School following the board’s approval Monday. Alvarado said he told staff Friday that he ...

New TC principal named

Tiffin City Board of Education welcomed the new high school principal Tuesday during its regular meeting. The board approved a three-year administrator contract for Forrest Trisler to serve as the Columbian High School principal, effective Aug. 1. Trisler is principal at Princeton High ...

Board approves WSOS month

Seneca County commissioners recognized an agency that is making a difference in the lives of county residents Tuesday morning. Commissioner Mike Kerschner read a proclamation recognizing May as WSOS Community Action Month. Kerschner said WSOS has served Seneca County since 1965. He said in ...

Panel reveals parade details

REPUBLIC — Republic Councilman Kevin Thompson announced during the council meeting Monday evening that the American Legion-sponsored Memorial Day parade steps off at 9 a.m. Monday. The parade forms at 8:30 a.m. at the monument and marches to Farewell Retreat Cemetery for services. Donna ...

Opiate addiction recovery program to open in Tiffin

A new opiate addiction recovery program to open in Tiffin this summer aims to provide treatment through group therapy and medication-assisted treatment. Groups: Recover Together was founded four years ago by Dr. Jeff De Flavio, whose research focuses on how to expand access to drug treatment ...

School recognizes businesses

CLYDE — To open the Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education meeting Monday night, Superintendent Dennis Haft and teacher Laurie Good recognized three companies she nominated for the Ohio State Board Association Business Honor Roll for 2018. Firelands Regional Medical Center, Crown Battery and ...

Briefly, May 23

Some Tiffin roads flooded Several roads in Tiffin were closed temporarily Tuesday afternoon due to flooding. According to a Tiffin Police Department report, officers responded to a report of high water in the first block of North Washington Street. High water also was reported at North ...

Donations, rebate added to coffers

Tiffin City Council learned Monday night it would receive more than $125,000 from a state agency and approved more than $12,500 in donations to city departments. Mayor Aaron Montz announced the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is to give the city a refund of $126,466. Montz said the ...

Flat Rock fracas leads to 4 arrests

FLAT ROCK — Four people were arrested after two altercations were reported in Flat Rock Sunday evening. About 7 p.m. Sunday, a man at 7550 N. CR 29 reported a person held a knife to his throat and attempted to steal his car, according to a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office report. About 45 ...

Green Springs hires new police officer

GREEN SPRINGS –Village council approved hiring a new police officer during its meeting Monday night. Police Chief Charlie Horne said Adam Bour received outstanding reviews from all of his references. Bour is from Tiffin and graduated earlier this month from the police academy at Owens ...

Man pleads guilty

A man is to be sentenced next week after pleading guilty to two charges during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Nicholas R. Butler, known as “Bishop,” 28, of Clinton Township, Michigan, had been charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree ...

Fostoria man pleads guilty

A Fostoria man pleaded guilty to a charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Juan E. Williams, 30, of Fostoria, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of complicity to theft, a fifth-degree felony, court records state. The ...

Commissioners meeting today

Seneca County commissioners are to meet at 10 a.m. today at the commissioners’ office, 111 Madison St. During old business, the board is to discuss Seneca County Justice Center, an implementation strategy for its new countywide brand and a Department of Job and Family Services ...

Scutch house fire injures three

MCCUTCHENVILLE — Three people were injured in a house fire at 8845 S. SR 53 Sunday. Chief Rodney Clinger of Sycamore Volunteer Fire and Rescue said three occupants were able to evacuate the house prior to crew arrival. Two people were transported to Mercy Health — Tiffin Hospital and one ...

East Green concert series scheduled for this summer

Officials working on the East Green Complex, a park located across from East Tower, have released details on the location’s inaugural summer concert series. John Kerschner, who helped with planning the concert series, said seven concerts are to take place at the park. July 7, Prisca and ...

Graduation

Calvert High School's class of 2018 listens to Christina Park give the valedictorian summa cum laude address during commencement Sunday to 36 classmates and other people attending the ceremony.

St. Francis car show

Visitors look at cars at the St. Francis Senior Ministries Car Show in the front parking lot at St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave., Sunday afternoon. The show was presented by Hurst Auto Body and was open to all makes, models and motorcycles, according to a release. Registered nurse ...