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Rolling along

The 2017 class of Leadership Seneca County is working to give children the opportunity to have bicycles as part of the class project. The project, titled “Pedal Forward: Growing Our Bike Community,” is to help provide as many Seneca County children their own bikes, helmets and bike ...

NCOESC lands safety grant

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center was awarded a $163,000 grant Friday for public safety services. The grant, awarded through Ohio’s Local Government Safety Capital Grant Program, will help fund the Information Technology Safety Project.  The project includes computer ...

Universities offer details on tuition discount plan

Heidelberg and Tiffin universities have come together to offer a tuition discount benefiting SIEDC and chamber member organizations. Heidelberg and TU are offering a tuition discount of up to $200 for graduate and undergraduate coursework for employees of Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce ...

Mummies not a wrap

Due to illness, today’s performance by Here Come The Mummies at The Ritz Theatre has been postponed until 7:30 p.m. May 6. Tickets already purchased are to be honored on the new date.

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Heidelberg hosts Raul Cuero

Raul Cuero, founder and research director of the International Park of Creativity, was keynote speaker, entrepreneur-in-residence and a panel participant this week during Heidelberg University’s School of Business Conference on Fostering Entrepreneurship. The International Park of ...

Man sentenced to community control

A Tiffin man was sentenced to community control for violating of the terms of his intervention in lieu of conviction. Nicholas A. Kelbley, 20, was convicted of a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, court records state. Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge ...

Fostoria resident indicted

A Fostoria resident was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Bobbie J. Foster, 36, was charged with possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, court records state.

ODNR plans trout releases in area fishing spots

FINDLAY — Area fishing spots are on the list to receive some of more than 100,000 rainbow trout being released this spring by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife in 64 public lakes and ponds. The release date for Fostoria’s Lake Lamberjack in Seneca County is ...

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Tiny Tank

Meet Tank, a 5-year-old rat terrier/Chihuahua mix, or “Mini Ratcha,” if you’re feeling fancy. He is a neutered male and weighs 12 pounds. Despite his size, Tank packs a lot of personality. A good belly rub has this guy is melting in your lap. Despite his “big dog” thinking, Tank is a ...

Attica hires Palmer as arbitrator

ATTICA — Attica Village Council members heard the first reading Thursday night of an ordinance to hire Steven Palmer as arbitrator of civil citations from photo speed technology for $150 per month. Councilman Jeff Painter questioned whether Palmer had to appear each month and whether the ...

Gambling charges follow search in Upper

UPPER SANDUSKY — Ohio Investigative Unit agents conducted a search warrant at 111 N. Sandusky Ave. in Upper Sandusky Thursday, leading to gambling charges. Everett Taylor, 71, of Upper Sandusky, co-owner of the searched building, was charged with four counts each of gambling and operating a ...

Fire extinguishers obsolete

Owners of fire extinguishers should be aware of a recent development, according to a release from Tiffin Fire Rescue Division. The company that manufactured General Fire Extinguishers filed for bankruptcy in 2001, and replacement parts and recharge agents no longer are available, the release ...

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Going up

A crew from Williams Recreation and Construction of Alliance installs swings at Josiah Hedges Park on Schonhardt Street Thursday morning. The equipment was provided by David Williams and Associates and is designed for children ages 2 to 12 years old. Mulch is to be placed today, and the ...

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Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. President and CEO David Zak speaks during the SIEDC annual dinner and meeting  at Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center Thursday night.

College savings plan unveiled

Several area business leaders were recognized during the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. annual dinner and meeting Thursday night. “People ask me all the time, why I get involved,” Webster President and CEO Andy Felter, who also serves as SIEDC chairman, said. ...

Carey’s mayor resigns

CAREY — Jennifer Rathburn is hoping for peace. Come April 1, the Carey Village Council president is to become mayor. That's because Mayor Armand Getz resigned during Monday's village council meeting over a disagreement with council over how meetings should be run. Attempts to reach Getz ...

County approves branding drive

Seneca County commissioners decided Thursday morning to help fund a countywide branding initiative. Commissioner Shayne Thomas said Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., the organization which chose a branding firm for the project this month, asked commissioners to contribute ...

Justice center team talks exterior issues

The Joint Justice Center Leadership Team received an update on the project and discussed options for landscaping and sidewalks around the building Thursday afternoon. According to information from Gilbane Building Co., the project’s construction manager at-risk, the center’s substantial ...

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Ronnette Burkes, warden of the Ohio Reformatory for Women, speaks Thursday in Marion Center as part of Tiffin University’s Good Morning World lecture series.

Warden: Kindness is the key

A Tiffin University alumna and 2016 Ohio Warden of the Year Ronnette “Roni” Burkes spoke about the importance of kindness Thursday morning. Burkes, warden of the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville, was the featured speaker for TU’s Good Morning World Series in the Marion ...

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Classic set for Calvert stage

Calvert Catholic High School students rehearse Thursday for their upcoming production of “The Pajama Game.” Performances are at 7 p.m. today and Saturday. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for children and seniors. “The Pajama Game” is a 1955 Tony Award winner for Best Musical and Best ...

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Teen pleads guilty to five charges

A teenager charged in connection to a New Riegel barn fire and vandalism spree that occurred in July pleaded guilty to five charges during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Thursday afternoon. Robert L. Norville III, 18, of New Riegel, was ...