Briefly, Jan. 7

TPD accepting applications for citizen’s academy

The Tiffin Police Department is accepting applications for its sixth annual Citizen’s Police Academy.

Tiffin Police Department Citizen’s Academy is for area residents who are interested in learning about how the police department operates and the policing challenges the community faces and includes classroom and hands-on training, according to a release.

The Academy is to begin March 13 and classes are scheduled for 11 consecutive weeks, 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Tiffin Police Department Training room. Graduation is set for May 22.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid Ohio driver’s license or ID card, should reside, work, or own a business within the City of Tiffin and agree to a background check, it states.

An application packet can be picked up at Tiffin Police Department, 51 E. Market St. Class size is limited to 18 students and the deadline to turn in completed applications is Feb. 13.

For more information, contact Sgt. Jared Watson at (419) 447-2323 or email

Fundraiser planned for John Thornton

American Legion Post No. 260 is hosting a fundraiser for John Thornton beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday at Attica Independent Fairgrounds, 15127 E. TR12.

Thornton, a member of American Legion Post No. 260, The Sons of the American Legion Squadron No. 260 and founder and director of the American Legion Riders Post No. 260 had a stroke Sept. 16 while volunteering at a Sons of American Legion dinner, according to a release.

The fundraiser is to have a smoked pork chop or chicken breast dinner, live auction, raffles, games and chuck-a-luck, the release states

For more information or to donate please contact any Attica Legion member or call/text Jerry Senn (567) 224-7224, Martha Senn (567) 224-7227, Eric Studer (567) 224-7992 or Jennie Meyers (567) 224-3030 or email

Donations can be mailed to John Thornton Benefit, P.O. Box 447, Attica, OH 44807-0447.