Briefly, Oct. 20

Two transported after accident

Two people were injured in an accident at West Perry and Elmer streets Wednesday night.

Officer Eric Aller of Tiffin Police Department said a woman was driving with a male passenger and struck two parked cars.

Both were transported to Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital by Tiffin Fire Rescue Division to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, he said.

The accident was reported at 10:29 p.m.

Aller said the accident is under investigation and further information was not available Thursday night.

Right to Life fundraiser planned

Celebrate Life, Tiffin Right to Life’s major fundraiser, is Nov. 4 at the Activity Center at St. Joseph Church, 36 Melmore St.

Tickets are available at Tiffin Ace Hardware, 1550 W. Market St.; Tiffin Knights of Columbus, 49 E. Perry St.; or St. Joseph parish office. The deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday.

For more information or to arrange for tickets, call (419) 447-3872.

Donation to cover cost of upcoming veterans retreat

A retreat for veterans and active members of the U.S. military Nov. 3-5 at St. Francis Spirituality Center is free, thanks to a donation by the Donald D. Lynch Family Foundation. Spaces still are available for the retreat, and reservations can be made through Monday.

The team leading the retreat is to include the Rev. Conrad A. Targonski, chaplain at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and former assistant chief of staff for religious ministries at the Marine Corps Combat Center in California; Greg Masiello, a psychologist at the Albany Veterans Center in New York who served with the 42nd Aviation Brigade as a liaison officer in Iraq and also served 23 years in the New York Army National Guard; and Bill Reese, chairman of the religious studies/philosophy department at Viterbo University and a Vietnam War veteran.

This retreat begins 4-5 p.m. Nov. 3 and concludes at 1 p.m. Nov. 5.

More information can be found at the Spirituality Center’s website,, or by calling (419) 443-1485 or emailing

School board to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafetorium of Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive.

Genealogical society to gather

Wood County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society is to meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Wood County District Public Library meeting room, 251 N. Main St. Bowling Green.

The program for the event is “Deciphering Old Handwriting,” presented by Millie Broka who will be sharing tips on reading and interpreting old handwriting.

Toledo man sentenced to prison

A Toledo man was sentenced to prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Chester Pettaway Jr., 38, admitted he violated the terms of his judicial release from cases in 2012, 2013 and 2014, court records state.

Kelbley sentenced him to a total of 59 months in prison and ordered the sentence served consecutively to a sentence in a Wood County case. Kelbley granted credit for 731 days served.

Man pleads guilty

A Tiffin man pleaded guilty to a charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom.

Jason S. Whiteman, 19, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony.

The case was referred for a pre-sentence investigation report.

Whiteman also admitted he violated the terms of his community control, court records state.

Man indicted

A Bellevue man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury.

Caleb J. Crockett, 24, was charged with theft, a fifth-degree felony, court records state.