Briefly, Dec. 6

Elks Hoop Shoot set for Saturday

The 2018 Tiffin Elks Hoop Shoot is planned for Saturday at Tiffin Middle School gymnasium. Registration is set for 11:30 a.m.-noon, and the contest starts upon completion of registration.

The free throw-shooting competition is free and open to children who will be between the ages of 8-13 as of April 1, 2018.

There are girls and boys divisions for 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13 year-old age groups.

Winners of each age group qualify for the district competition in Findlay in January.

Reineke made majority whip

State Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, was elected to serve as House assistant majority whip, according to a release from his office Tuesday.

According to the release, Reineke — who serves the 88th Ohio House District, that includes portions of Seneca County and all of Sandusky County — was unanimously elected by his colleagues to the seat on the Majority Caucus Leadership Team, following by the departure of Rep. Robert McColley, who was appointed to the Ohio Senate.

Reineke said he looks forward to working with the leadership team to advance the creation and retention of jobs and other issues to move the state forward.

“Thank you to the Speaker and the leadership team for their confidence in me,” he states in the release.

Man admits community control violation

A Sandusky man was sentenced to prison after admitting he violated the terms of his community control.

Orlando G. Carter, 53, admitted the violation during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom, court records state.

Carter had been convicted of two counts of trafficking in cocaine, both fifth-degree felonies, in April and was sentenced to three years of community control in May.

Shuff revoked his community control and sentenced him to 19 months in prison, with credit for 234 days served, court records state.

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