Local News

Chieftains thank veterans …

BASCOM — Chieftains expressed their appreciation for veterans’ service Monday morning. Red, white and blue posters thanking veterans hung in the courtyard windows in the main hallway, and local veterans were treated to breakfast before a ceremony in the gymnasium. Fifth-grader Michael ...

… Heidelberg also thanks vets

The United Veterans Council presented the colors and delivered a 21-gun salute Monday morning during Heidelberg University’s Veterans Day program outside of Beeghly Library. Heidelberg University President Robert Huntington recognized the Tiffin community and campus veterans. Huntington ...

Indoor sports, fun center to open

The Pregame has announced plans to open a family-friendly indoor sports and entertainment complex in a portion of the warehouse across from Fort Ball Pizza and next door to the Viaduct, according to a news release from Shuff Consulting LLC. The center is scheduled to open after Jan. 1, the ...

Nature training planned by FELC, park district

Franciscan Earth Literacy Center and Seneca County Park District are partnering to offer an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist course this winter in Seneca County. Applications are being accepted for classes to begin Feb. 9. They are to take place 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on ...

Bake sale at OLC in Carey this weekend

CAREY — The volunteers at Our Lady of Consolation bakery are preparing for Thanksgiving, making pumpkin pies and dinner rolls for its sale Saturday and Sunday. Also featured are grape pies, apple, Dutch apple and other fruit pies and a variety of breads ans cookies. The bakery benefits shrine ...

Driver cited after car and truck collide at US 224, 23

ALVADA — A woman was hurt when her car struck a semi at West US 224 and South US 23 Sunday night. Sgt. Kent Jeffries of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Ebenezer K. Botchway, 45, of Columbus, was driving a 2001 Freightliner Columbia semi north on US 23. Bethany M. Aiello, 29, ...

Briefly, Nov. 13

Possible overdose reported Tiffin Police Department responded to a possible overdose Sunday evening. A person at 18 Madison St. reported a possible overdose at 5:41 p.m. Sunday, a police department report states. Tiffin Fire Rescue Division also was summoned. H-L board to meet this ...

Paw-sing for retirement: Andy’s duty is finished

Tiffin Police Department’s canine is paw-sing for retirement. After 6 1/2 years of serving the city of Tiffin, K9 Andy now is retired as of 7 a.m. Sunday. Andy, a Belgian Malinois, was used for 560 calls — including 170 call-outs while off duty — and gave 63 public demonstrations. ...

Jim Speaker named Veteran of the Year

Seneca County Veterans Services honored Jim Speaker as the Seneca County Veteran of the Year at Tiffin AMVETS Post 48 Saturday night. Assistant Director Matt Prenzlin of Seneca County Veterans Services Office said Speaker served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He said he helped raise ...

Tiffin Community Foundation hosting week of open houses

The Tiffin Community Foundation is celebrating Community Foundation Week today through Friday. In addition to it being Community Foundation Week in the United States, Executive Director Jodie Reinbolt said Thursday is National Philanthropy Day and downtown Tiffin is doing its Mix, Mingle ...

Hangar fire cause undetermined

FOSTORIA — The cause of a hangar fire at Fostoria Municipal Airport, 4495 N. CR 25, was undetermined Sunday afternoon. Chief Brian Herbert of Fostoria Fire Division said the State Fire Marshal’s Office had determined the building was too unstructurally sound to do a thorough investigation. ...

Tiffin firefighters accepting toy donations

Tiffin Firefighters Local 322 is accepting applications for its annual toy project Nov. 19-30. According to a release, the toy project provides toys for children 10 years of age and younger who live within the city limits. Families who want to participate in the project can pick up ...

Hangar at Fostoria airport burns

FOSTORIA — Multiple fire departments responded to a hangar fire at Fostoria Municipal Airport, 4495 N. CR 25, Saturday night. Chief Brian Herbert of Fostoria Fire Division said the building was one of the airport’s hangars that also was used as a maintenance building. When crews arrived ...

State champs welcomed home

A sea of blue welcomed home Calvert’s state championship volleyball team Saturday. The Senecas defeated New Bremen, which had been the defending state champion, 3-2, Saturday at Wright State University’s Nutter Center, Fairborn. The Senecas’ bus had an escort from Wyandot County, and ...

Four injured in accident

OLD FORT — Four people were injured in a three-vehicle accident on North SR 53 Saturday evening. Trooper Donte Hanns of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Renee Henry, 46, of Oak Harbor, was stopped at the railroad tracks facing north on North SR 53 in a 2015 Chevrolet Trax. ...

On the podium

Hopewell-Loudon cross country runner Jordan Foster and former Hopewell-Loudon Superintendent David Alvarado embrace before Alvarado presented Foster with his 16th-place medal at the state cross country race at National Trail Raceway in Hebron Saturday morning. The Chieftains placed 17th as a ...

Woman cited in rollover crash

A woman was cited after a single-vehicle rollover accident on CR 51 early Saturday morning. Sgt. Kent Jeffries of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Arizona S. Cupples, 18, of Old Fort, was traveling east on CR 51 in a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. Cupples failed to maintain control and her ...

For Veterans Day, letters from a soldier

Another Veterans Day is here, and I can’t help but think about my dad, Paul E. Ross Sr., who served in the U.S. Army and later in the U.S. Coast Guard. Dad died in 1999 after living with Parkinson’s disease for nearly 30 years. I mention his ailment because I believe it is related to ...

At the glass show

This photo shows some of the items on display at the sixth annual Artistry in American Glass Holiday Show and Sale Saturday. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today at St. Joseph Activity Center at Calvert Elementary School, 54 Melmore St. Admission is $5.

About 850 lose power

Hundreds of people in the Tiffin area were without power Friday morning. Capt. Chad Corfman of Tiffin Fire Rescue Division said a passerby reported seeing a flash and hearing a loud noise at the American Electric Power substation at 400 S. Sandusky St. It was reported at 11:38, according to a ...