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Preparation

Constance Downing, an adviser for Sew Sharp 4-H club, works on the club's booth at Seneca County Fairgrounds Saturday afternoon. The 176th fair opens Monday. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Local organizations bring opioid epidemic awareness to Tiffin

An event meant to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic took over Tiffin Saturday. Taking Back Tiffin was hosted by Fight for Recovery and Tiffin Tuff and featured speakers and musicians from around the country, raffles and other activities, according to a release. The event was to ...

Man’s condition remains critical

A Tiffin man injured in an accident Friday afternoon remained in critical condition Saturday, according to a ProMedica Toledo Hospital spokeswoman. Ryan Bintz, 34, was a passenger in a Ford Ranger involved in a three-vehicle accident on SR 12 west of Fostoria Friday afternoon, according to a ...

SR 12 crash injures 7

FOSTORIA — Seven people were injured in a three-vehicle accident on SR 12, west of Fostoria, Friday afternoon. According to a release from the Findlay post of State Highway Patrol, Brenton Hurt, 33, of Tiffin, was stopped facing west on SR 12 in a Ford Ranger waiting to turn left on TR 218 ...

This cat wants to be kneaded

Pumpernickel is a 1-year-old domestic short-hair. He has a calm personality and likes to play, but loves to have his belly and chest rubbed. Pumpernickel loves lap time and nap time. He is good with other cats, dogs and children. You can see Pumpernickel at the Humane Society of Seneca County, ...

Woman injured in SR 19 accident

REPUBLIC — A woman was injured in an accident on SR 19 Friday afternoon. Deputy Deker Kneeskern of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said Irma Gernert, 64, of Tiffin, was traveling north on SR 19 in a 2011 Nissan and Franklin Reinbolt, 35, of Fremont, also was traveling north in a 2001 Audi ...

Three injured in accident

Three people were injured in an accident at East CR 38 and North CR 33 Thursday afternoon. Deputy Deker Kneeskern of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said a youth was traveling south on North CR 33 in a 2009 Chevrolet with another youth and Sarah Babione, 40, of Tiffin, was traveling west on ...

Seneca East recognizes Sutton Bank

ATTICA — Eric Gillet, CEO of Sutton Bank, and Rhonda Martin, Sutton Bank public relations specialist, accepted a plaque during Seneca East Board of Education’s meeting Tuesday evening on behalf of the bank. The plaque was to recognize the bank for donating more than $24,000 to fund a ...

Board hears about school construction

FOSTORIA — Superintendent Andrew Sprang addressed those in attendance on construction of the new Fostoria Junior/Senior High School at Fostoria City Schools board of education meeting July 13. He said the construction is moving along and progress is being documented on the school district’s ...

Briefly, July 20

Sex offense reported Tuesday FOSTORIA — A 151 W. Fourth St. person requested to speak to an officer Tuesday afternoon, according to a Fostoria Police Department report. Chief Keith Loreno of Fostoria Police Department said a person reported a sex offense and the incident was under ...

NR man sentenced to 9 years

A New Riegel man was sentenced to nine years in prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Wednesday afternoon. In June, Robert L. Norville III, 20, pleaded guilty to a charge of bribery, a third-degree felony. He was accused of offering ...

Checking out the new digs

Staff and community members gather to see the new Creator Space at Calvert Catholic Elementary School Wednesday.

Sexual conduct with girl lands man in prison

A Tiffin man who admitted he engaged in sexual conduct with a 13-year-old girl was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday. In June, Cody A. Swank, 25, pleaded guilty to three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, all third-degree felonies, during a hearing in Seneca County ...

Aid sought for crash victim, family

A GoFundMe page has been set up for a Tiffin man involved in an accident on CH 16 near Carey July 8. Melissa McGee said her husband, James, has been in the intensive care unit at Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo since the accident. He was on his way home when the ...

Fostoria man arrested on sex charge

A Fostoria man was incarcerated in Seneca County Jail on a sex-related charge Wednesday night. Levi J. Corbin, 22, was charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony, according to Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court records. A man took his 15-year-old daughter to ...

Runner makes her way through area

A Wisconsin native is running her fourth consecutive year for a charity relay organization, and ran through the Tiffin area Wednesday on her way to Cuyahoga Falls. Melissa Schmidt, of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, has run 203 miles after starting her trek Monday from Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is ...

Truck rolls on its side on Miami Street

A truck rolled into a hedge line on Miami Street Tuesday night. Steven R. Peyton, 60, of Bloomville, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado west on Miami Street, according to Tiffin Police Department. Officer Michael Moore said the truck went off the right side of the road, hit a mailbox ...

Bloomville gets $15,000 for park upgrades

BLOOMVILLE — Sarah Betts, executive director of the Seneca County Park District, joined by board member Roland Zimmerman, awarded Veterans Memorial Park board members Carol Adams, Bonnie Lease and Sandy Gernert Wednesday evening with a grant check for $15,000 to renovate the playground area ...

Briefly, July 19

Terra, V-S announce agreement Terra State Community College and Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers announced an agreement Wednesday to develop eight career pathways for VSCTC students. The two institutions are planning to work with area businesses, industries, economic ...

Fostoria’s top fund in black

FOSTORIA — Officials received positive economic news Tuesday evening as the city’s finance director announced the General Fund was in the black for the first time since the city was placed in fiscal emergency by the state in May 2016. According to the city’s June financial report, the ...