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Briefly, Feb. 26

Bake sale set for March 4-5 The Our Lady of Consolation volunteer bakery is preparing soup for its March sale. Chili, chicken noodle and ham and bean soups are to be offered March 4-5. Homemade potato chips are to be sold at a special price. The bakeryʼs two most popular candies — ...

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A woman driving this Kia Sportage was one of five people injured in an accident at SR 199 and SR 281 Friday afternoon. She was transported to Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green.

5 injured in accident

Five people, including a pregnant woman, were injured in an accident at SR 199 and SR 281 Friday afternoon. Alyssa A. Cooper, 18, of Rudolph, was heading west on SR 281 in a Kia Sportage when she failed to yield at a stop sign and hit a Dodge Journey, State Highway Patrol Bowling Green Post ...

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Senior spirit

Calvert senior Peyton Deats greets fans before the game against St. Wendelin in Tiffin Friday. The Senecas got a Senior Night victory, beating the Mohawks 60-50. For complete coverage, see Page 1B. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com. 

Man sentenced for embezzlement

A man accused of embezzling more than $40,000 in union funds while serving as the financial secretary for Communications Workers Local 84749 was sentenced in federal court this week. Aaron M. Contreras of Fostoria had waived indictment and pleaded guilty in October to a charge of embezzlement ...

Attica giving 30-day warning period for speed enforcement

ATTICA — Attica Police Chief Keith Turner told village council the department had posted a notice that an automated speed enforcement system would go into effect in the village. The 30-day warning period began Feb. 16. He said an arbitrator for Blue Line needs to be appointed to handle ...

Woman pleads guilty

A Toledo woman pleaded guilty to a charge in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Carla Tillerson, 48, had been indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on a charge of tampering with records, a third-degree felony. She entered a written negotiated plea of ...

Man indicted

A Tiffin man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Jeffrey K. Cornell, 30, was charged with disrupting public services, a fourth-degree felony, and domestic violence, a fifth-degree felony, court records state.

Tiffin BOE to meet Tuesday

Tiffin City Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafetorium of Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive.

Public invited to comment on hunting season proposals

Ohioans are invited to comment on future hunting, trapping and fishing regulations at open houses noon-3 p.m. Saturday across the state. Online comments are to be accepted through March 5. The District Two office is at 952 Lima Ave., Findlay. For more information, call (419) 424-5000. A ...

Bellevue shrine to host healing service

BELLEVUE —The Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue is to host a charismatic mass and healing service at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the Shrine Chapel. The Rev. Gene Wilson is to be the celebrant.

Evangelist coming to shrine

CAREY — The shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey is to have a mission at 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in the basilica. Led by the Rev. Jim Sichko from the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky, the mission is titled “60 Minutes for Jesus.” A year ago, Pope Francis commissioned Sichko ...

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‘O Captain! My Captain’

Captain is a 2-year-old pitbull. He is energetic and loves to welcome people with kisses Captain enjoys playing fetch with a tennis ball and loves stuffed toys. You can see Captain at the Humane Society of Seneca County, 2811 S. SR 100. Or contact the humane society by calling (419) ...

Transit plan heads to council

Tiffin City Council’s Streets, Sidewalks and Sewer Committee decided Thursday evening to take legislation to council that would approve an update to the Seneca County Transportation Improvement Plan. Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. President and CEO David Zak said the plan ...

Justice center could be done weeks early

The Joint Justice Center Leadership Team learned Thursday the project remains on schedule and under budget and considered decisions that need to be made in the coming months. Chad Stevers of Gilbane Building Co., the project’s construction manager at-risk, said crews have benefited from ...

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Fostoria man pleads no contest in drug cases

A Fostoria man pleaded no contest to several drug charges in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Thursday afternoon. Richard “Fred” Seaburn, 46, entered pleas of no contest with a consent to finding of guilty to charges of trafficking in heroin, a ...

3 hurt in crash

Two adults and a youth were injured in an accident when a vehicle hit a telephone pole at CR 36 and CR 13 Thursday afternoon., said a State Highway Patrol spokesman. Shannon K. Amburgey, 33, of Tiffin, was driving west on CR 36 in a 2004 Chrysler Concord when she lost control of the vehicle ...

Board looks at septic regulation changes

Seneca County General Health District Board heard from members of the public Thursday night and decided to take a step toward providing home sewage treatment system design plans. Environmental Director Laura Wallrabenstein said when residents come to the organization to put in a septic ...

Briefly, Feb. 24

Man admits violating terms of community control A Lancaster man admitted he violated the terms of community control. Michael D. Martin, 30, had been convicted of breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony, in August 2014 and was sentenced to three years of community control. Seneca ...

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Protestors hold up a banner outside the Lincoln Day Dinner at Terra State Community College, where Republican Sen. Rob Portman spoke Wednesday evening.

Protests for Portman

FREMONT — Republican Sen. Rob Portman spoke at Terra State Community College during the Lincoln Day Dinner amid protests Wednesday evening. About 100 people demonstrated in front of the Ronald L. Neely Conference and Hospitality Center to protest Portman and his policies. Portman has voted ...

Activists barred from Sen. Portman’s speech

Some reservations to Wednesday’s Lincoln Day Dinner were canceled “at the behest” of Sen. Rob Portman’s staff, Seneca County Republican Party Treasurer David Koehl said. Eight people from the recently formed group Seneca County Rising made reservations for the dinner, where Portman ...