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Block grants to fund 5 projects

Seneca County projects are to receive nearly $300,000 from a state program in 2017 and 2018 after commissioners approved them Tuesday morning. Seneca Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Charlene Watkins announced five county projects are to receive up to $297,000 from its ...

Reineke purchases Findlay dealership

The Reineke Family Dealerships announced the purchase of a franchise in Findlay Tuesday. According to a release, the company purchased Gene Stevens Honda, 1033 Bright Road, Findlay.  “We’re very excited to add the Honda franchise to our vehicle lineup in Northwest Ohio,” said company ...

TCS board approves administration pacts

Tiffin City Board of Education approved administrator contracts and building reassignments Tuesday during its regular meeting. The board approved the reassignment of Robert Boes, who served as Tiffin Middle School principal, to serve as assistant superintendent with a three-year contract ...

Public meeting set to discuss new store

SYCAMORE — At Tuesday’s council meeting, Council President Tony Flood stressed the importance of residents and business owners attending a public forum to discuss the possibility of Dollar General opening a store in Sycamore. The meeting is at 6 p.m. July 19 in the firehouse. “We want ...

School chief resignation OK’d

KANSAS — Lakota Board of Education approved the resignation of Superintendent Jon C. Detwiler Monday, after recently being offered a position as superintendent of Fremont City Schools. “With a heavy heart and more appreciation than I could ever state,” Detwiler said. “I would like to ...

Carey school receives $2K grant

CAREY — Carey Board of Education members discussed some positive news Monday when they accepted a $2,000 grant from Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation to be used for Carey’s DECA chapter. Board members also discussed a delay for plans to auction off land from Carey school’s ...

YMCA offers meals in summer

Several Tiffin community organizations are teaming up with the Tiffin Community YMCA for a summer food program. It started over dinner between JoAnn King and Janet Molineaux. “It began as a way to keep busy,” King said. The YMCA provides a weekend food program for children from ...

Briefly, June 28

School board to meet NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Board of Education is to meet in special session at 5 p.m. Thursday for the purpose of employment of personnel. NARFE not meeting in July NARFE is not meeting in July. The next meeting is at noon Aug. 2 at Golden Crown Restaurant, Tiffin. There ...

Region Briefly, June 28

Flea market this weekend The Jr. Fair Foundation Committee is to host the Tiffin Flea Market 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. There are to be eight buildings and more than 200 outside vendors. A breakfast is to be offered 7-10 a.m. each day, with other food concessions ...

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V-S education students nat’l winners

PHOENIX — Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Center students again are bringing home national titles. Over the weekend, six Sentinel careers in education students attended the National Educators Rising Championships in Phoenix. Two earned gold medals and all placed in the top 10 in ...

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Timothy W. Woodland (left) stands next to his attorney, Howard Elliot, for sentencing during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Monday morning.

Man sentenced for sex crimes

A judge sentenced a Tiffin man to an indefinite prison term after the man pleaded guilty to sex crimes involving a 12-year-old girl Monday morning. Timothy W. Woodland, 60, pleaded guilty to two counts of rape, both first-degree felonies, and three counts of gross sexual imposition and one ...

Woman injured in US 224 crash

A Tiffin woman was hurt in an accident at US 224 and SR 53 Monday afternoon. Trooper Richard Donovan of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Kendel Affholder, 33, of Tiffin, was driving a Chevrolet Equinox, and Jeffrey Blackmon, 55, of Tiffin, was driving a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. Both ...

Runner struck by car

A runner was struck by a car at Clinton Avenue and East Perry streets Monday morning. A Tiffin Police Department report states Hailey Daniels, 21, of Utah, was running on a sidewalk on East Perry Street, near Clinton Avenue, and a 2009 Toyota Prius driven by Brett M. Fanning, 60, of Tiffin, ...

TU professor to teach in Katmandu as part of Fulbright program

A member of Tiffin University’s faculty has been selected for the Fulbright Specialist Program, which involves spending five weeks at Kings College in Kathmandu, Nepal. Perry Haan, professor of marketing at TU, has worked as a faculty member and administrator in higher education since 1986. ...

Board of education meets district’s newest hires

High School Principal Joe Webb introduced Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District’s new guidance counselor during the board’s meeting Monday evening. Christine Jones comes to the district from Vanguard Career Center. Clyde Elementary School Principal Jackie Davis introduced ...

One hurt in accident on US 224

Hancock County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle, injury accident at US 224 and TR 254 in Biglick Township Saturday. According to a release, Irfan Ahmed, 46, of South Rockwood, Michigan, was eastbound on US 224 in a 2012 Honda. Ahmed began passing vehicles that were slowing down ...

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Lining up her shot

Danielle Lofay (from left), Kyle Luttman and Jared Kuhlman watch Skylar Nichols (front) putt during 14th annual Advertiser-Tribune/Clouse Construction Newspaper In Education Golf Scramble Saturday morning at Seneca Hills Golf Course.

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Matthew Spencer is seen after receiving a gold medal for his throw Friday during the Special Olympic State Summer Games in the softball throw competition.

21 area athletes compete at state Special Olympics

COLUMBUS — Seneca County Opportunity Center is celebrating the achievements of its 21 athletes who competed in the 2017 Special Olympic State Summer Games Friday. Among the athletes bringing home a medal are Arrin Allen and Matt Spencer, who competed in track events. Allen competed in the ...

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Children create a winter scene during a Saturday painting class at the Children’s Museum.

Children’s Museum blends fun, education

FINDLAY — A baby rests on a soft mat, examining a board book. A pre-schooler squeezes colorful kinetic sand into a landscape. A grade school student in a scrub coat cares for a stuffed dog in the veterinary clinic. This is a sampling of the experiences available at the Children’s Museum ...

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Max’s Miles

People participate in Max’s Miles at Hedges-Boyer Park Saturday morning. Max Oliver, who died by suicide July 30, wrote in one of the notes he left behind to put any money he had toward helping other people, his father, Jim Oliver, has said. The Oliver family, of Republic, assisted with ...