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Bark Parking

Ranger, an Australian shepherd, spends time atop an A-frame at Tiffin Bark Park Tuesday. The A-frame, a teeter-totter and a display board were installed at the park about six months ago. The weather was unseasonably warm Tuesday, with the temperature higher than 50 degrees around 5 p.m.

Trailer park site of search warrant, possible OD

A possible overdose was reported and a search warrant was executed at Highland Park Estates Tuesday. A person reported the possible overdose at 9:30 a.m., according to a Tiffin Police Department report. The trailer park is located at 686 S. Sandusky St., and Sgt. Bryan Bryant of ...

Final union pact OK’d

Tiffin City Council learned more details Tuesday night about the SR 18 Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements Project and agreed to a three-year deal with a labor union. A public hearing was held to discuss the improvement project, which is to cover the curb, sidewalk, pavement marking and ...

Bellevue plans Safety Town for special needs adults

BELLEVUE — Bellevue Police Department is offering programs for adults and children with developmental disabilities. Sgt. Keith Jesse said the department is offering its first Safety Town for adults with special needs. The program is to be 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays in February in city council ...

Board accepts police chief resignation

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Mayor Larry Bouillon announced committee assignments for council members Tuesday evening.  Jim Bodart will serve as president pro-tempore for 2017. Police Chief Shawn Correll submitted his resignation effective last Saturday and members accepted it with ...

Two indicted

Two people were indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Jennifer L. Nappi, 34, of Louisville, Ohio, was charged with theft from a person in a protected class, a third-degree felony, court records state. Jose A. Esnard Jr., 54, of Tiffin, was charged with passing bad checks, a ...

Seneca Democrats choose voting board member

Seneca County Democratic Executive Committee made a recommendation to Secretary of State John Husted during its meeting meeting Sunday. Board member Mary Puffenberger, who’s current term expires in March, was unanimously recommended to the state to serve a four-year term as a member of ...

Old Fort royalty

The Old Fort High School homecoming queen (left) is Jordan Magers, daughter of Chris and Laura Magers, and the homecoming king is Eric Bell, son of John and Cindy DeRan.

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Columbian High School senior Beca Kimmet swims during the mock meet at Tiffin Community YMCA Monday afternoon.

Teammate tribute

  When Columbian High School’s home swim meet and senior recognition were canceled last week, a teammate dove in to ensure the two seniors did not miss out on the honor. Saturday’s meet at Tiffin Community YMCA was canceled due to issues with scheduling ...

Hope on the holiday

To achieve equality, everyone must be united in diversity, said the featured speaker at the 2017 Tiffin-Seneca Martin Luther King Day Celebration Monday. Darlene Sweeney-Newbern, Toledo regional director of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, was keynote speaker at Faith United Methodist ...

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Chief Rob Miller of McCutchenville Volunteer Fire Department gives his report during the fire department’s annual meeting at the fire station Monday night.

McCutchenville fire panel ponders future

McCUTCHENVILLE — A committee has been tasked with discussing the future of McCutchenville Volunteer Fire Department. About 50 citizens and rescue personnel gathered at the fire station for the fire department’s annual meeting Monday night. A committee made up of board members and ...

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Tiffin City Councilman Steve Lepard (left to right) talks with Tiffin City Councilman Rich Focht, funeral home owner Eric Shook and Tiffin Law Director Brent Howard Monday evening about a potential alley vacation near the Engle-Shook Funeral Home parking lot on North Washington Street.

Tiffin council board meets over request to vacate alley

Tiffin’s Streets, Sidewalks and Sewers Committee had a fact-finding meeting Monday evening in the rear parking lot of Engle-Shook Funeral Home, 135 N. Washington St., to discuss a potential alley vacation. Committee chairman Steve Lepard said Jan. 3 a petition was submitted by ...

Republic council to accept member resignation

REPUBLIC — Councilman Josh Walker announced Monday night that he was resigning from council since his family is moving out of the village. Members will accept his letter of resignation during the next meeting. Any village resident interested in filling the open seat should contact Mayor ...

More GS cop calls logged

GREEN SPRINGS — Village council members heard that there was a slight increase in volume of police calls this past year. Police Chief Charlie Horne said there was a 10-percent increase in complaints received by his department compared to 2015. In 2016, there were 1,128 calls as compared ...

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Brides- and grooms-to-be check out offerings from vendors during Tiffin Altrusa’s 10th annual More Than Just a Bridal Fair at Meadowbrook Ballroom Sunday afternoon.

More than a bridal fair

Brides-to-be gathered in Bascom Sunday afternoon for Tiffin Altrusa’s 10th annual More Than Just a Bridal Fair. The bridal fair, at Meadowbrook Ballroom, had more than 40 vendors and an entry fee of $4, said Tiffin Altrusa President Teresa Hoschar. Every 30 minutes, guests had a ...

Riedel

New to office

A 1984 Seneca East High School graduate who grew up in Sycamore and Attica was sworn in this month as a state representative. Craig Riedel, a Republican who lives in Defiance with his wife, was elected in November to serve the 82nd Ohio House District, which covers Defiance, Paulding, Van ...

Department to have meeting

McCutchenville Fire Department is to have its annual meeting at 8 p.m. today at the fire station.

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U.S. Army Maj. Zachariah Fike (left), founder of Purple Hearts Reunited, presents Carl Bond’s World War I artifacts to grandson Jeff Bond at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Saturday afternoon.

Back home

FREMONT — Medals and artifacts from a 100-year-old war found their way back to a Fremont family after they were found in Florida. Purple Hearts Reunited, a non-profit organization that returns lost or stolen military medals to veterans or their families, brought Fremont’s Bond ...

Heidelberg, TU team up for food drive

Two area universities are coming together to helps serve the community during a joint food drive competition Saturday. Beginning at noon, community members can join students and faculty from Heidelberg and Tiffin universities in Wickham Great Hall on Heidelberg’s campus to go out and ...

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Members of the Seneca County Health Alliance discuss a summary of the newly-released 2016 Community Health Status Assessment.

The results are in

How healthy are Seneca County citizens, and what factors affect their well-being? About a year ago, the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio conducted surveys among adults and youth to get answers to these questions. The results provide an overview of the most prominent health-related ...