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Youth cited after car strikes TR 112 house

A youth was cited after a car struck a house at 4010 W. TR 112 Thursday afternoon. Deputy Luke Cantu of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said Denver Staib, 16, of Tiffin, was traveling east on West TR 112 in a 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix. Staib hit a patch of ice, went off the right side of the ...

Tiffin woman indicted in robbery

Another person has been indicted in connection to a robbery reported at a Tiffin home in November. Kayla M. Eachus, 25, of Tiffin, was charged with complicity to aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and complicity to robbery, a second-degree felony, court records state. The grand ...

County commissioners named in lawsuit

A Bloomville man is suing Seneca County commissioners, one of their employees and an insurance company. The lawsuit was filed in Seneca County Common Pleas Court on behalf of Cody L. Roberts against Seneca County commissioners, Jeffrey M. McCrann and Allstate Insurance Co. It accuses McCrann ...

Two interested in council seat

BLOOMVILLE — Two candidates have shown interest in joining Bloomville council. Resident Steve Phillips was present at the meeting Wednesday evening. Members plan to discuss the candidates and make a recommendation to Mayor Steve George at the next meeting for the open seat. George announced ...

Briefly, Jan. 19

TCS panel to meet Tiffin City Board of Education Business Advisory Committee is to meet at 8 a.m. Thursday at Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital, 45 St. Lawrence Drive. New Riegel schools committee to gather NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Schools Audit/Financial Committee is to meet at 7 p.m. ...

Man acquitted of murder

A man was acquitted of murder by a jury during a trial in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Wednesday. Cristian M. Brown, 18, had been indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on a charge of murder, a special felony, after D’Andre L. Gehring, 18, of Fostoria, ...

Lady Justice arrives

The Lady Justice statue that is to be placed atop the Seneca County Justice Center arrived at the building site Wednesday. According to a county release, the statue was delivered from Florida by American Bronzing Co. The statue is 10 feet tall and is cast in solid bronze. It weighs 2,500 ...

Briefly, Jan. 18

Man’s community control continued A Tiffin man admitted he violated the terms of his community control. Ryan A. Smith, 29, admitted the violations during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom, court records state. Smith had been convicted in ...

Fostoria murder trial begins

A trial started Tuesday morning for a man charged with murder after a stabbing in Fostoria last year. Cristian M. Brown, 18, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on a charge of murder, a special felony, after D’Andre L. Gehring, 18, of Fostoria, was found bleeding in the parking lot ...

Annex costs up 55 percent

Seneca County commissioners received a cost estimate about 55 percent higher than initial projections for renovation of the Seneca County Courthouse Annex. With Seneca County Common Pleas Court judges Steve Shuff and Michael Kelbley and Clerk of Courts Jean Eckelberry preparing to move from ...

Aqua official: System in good shape

An Aqua Ohio representative said more than $1 million in capital investments were made by the company in Tiffin in 2017, with more investment expected this year. Scott Ballenger, an area manager for the company who works primarily in Tiffin and Marion, said $1.4 million in capital ...

Sisters in Shelter raising awareness of human trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and Sisters In Shelter has scheduled events to help educate the community about human trafficking. Sisters in Shelter’s mission is to educate the public and provide a safe shelter and rehab program for female adult victims who have escaped from ...

Fostoria names Herbert new fire chief

FOSTORIA — A man who has spent nearly 25 years working for Fostoria Fire Division was sworn in as its new chief Tuesday evening. Chief Brian Herbert was sworn in by Mayor Eric Keckler during the Fostoria City Council meeting. Herbert grew up in Luckey and graduated from Eastwood High ...

New Riegel village panel seeking new member

NEW RIEGEL — Jim Bodart and Dale Nye were sworn in at Tuesday’s meeting as members of the New Riegel Village Council for four-year terms. Andrew Brickner accepted an appointment to the board, and also was sworn in. Brickner is to serve until the next election. One more council member is ...

Sycamore-McCutchenville fire merger finalized

Sycamore Volunteer Fire and Rescue and McCutchenville Volunteer Fire Department now are merged, according to a release from Chief Rodney Clinger. “The process has taken many hours and months to complete,” according to the release. “Many thanks to all that were involved.” Clinger ...

Briefly, Jan. 17

Man sentenced to prison A man was sentenced to prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Lucas W. Chumley, 30, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, and Shuff sentenced him to ...

Truck strikes viaduct

A crew works at the scene after a truck struck the North Washington Street viaduct Monday night. A Tiffin Police Department spokeswoman said Joseph R. Faucett, 56, of Wisconsin, was driving the truck, and its trailer was empty. A crew from John's Welding and Towing responded to the scene of the ...

Vulnerable people targeted by human traffickers, speaker says

We need to get right with our most vulnerable population, according to the speaker for the 2018 Tiffin-Seneca Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. Celia Williamson, professor of social work and criminal justice at University of Toledo and founder and president of the national Research ...

Former NFL player says dreams evolve

A former NFL player and Tiffin University graduate spoke to TU students, faculty and staff Monday morning about the importance of dreams during the university’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Nate Washington was a wide receiver. Prior to playing for the Tennessee Titans, he was ...