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Fostoria man sentenced to community control

A Fostoria man was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Monday morning.

Joshua D. Williams, 46, pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, and proceded with a bill of information charging him with two counts of trafficking in cocaine, both fifth-degree felonies.

Kelbley followed the joint recommendation and sentenced him to three years of community control.

Williams must complete counseling, substance abuse rehabilitation and/or treatment as determined necessary by the probation office and/or any mental health professional.

He also must undergo random drug and/or alcohol urinalysis as directed by Adult Parole Authority and complete a substance abuse assessment with Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services and all recommended treatments.

Kelbley ordered him to pay fines totaling $220.

Intervention in lieu of conviction continued for Fostoria woman, 40

A Fostoria woman admitted she violated the terms of her intervention in lieu of conviction.

Shannon L. Tiell, 40, admitted the violation during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Kelbley continued her intervention in lieu of conviction and ordered her to complete a treatment program at Surest Path Recovery Center, Bloomville, court records state.

In February 2015, Tiell had pleaded guilty to a charge of theft, a fifth-degree felony, and was ordered to serve a three-year period of rehabilitation.

Two Tiffin men indicted

Two men were indicted by a Seneca County grand jury.

Jose A. Esnard Jr., 55, of Tiffin, was charged with theft, a fifth-degree felony, for an alleged incident involving about $5,600, court records state.

Franklin L. Klingshirn, 42, of Tiffin, was charged with vandalism, a fifth-degree felony, for an alleged incident at Napoli Pizza, they state.

Indictment dismissed

Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff dismissed the indictment of a Risingsun man.

Joshua David Clay, 41, had been charged with theft from a person in a protected class, a fourth-degree felony, according to court records.

Shuff granted Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office’s motion to dismiss the indictment.

Further investigation is necessary, court records state.

Commissioners to meet today

Seneca County commissioners are to meet at 9:30 a.m. today at the commissioners’ office, 111 Madison St., for a work session followed by a regular meeting at 10 a.m.

During old business, commissioners are to discuss the Seneca County Justice Center and a countywide branding initiative.

Also during the meeting, the board is to discuss the Tiffin, Fostoria and Seneca County joint comprehensive plan. At about 10:30 a.m. the board is to receive bids for renovations to Seneca County Courthouse Annex.

In new business, commissioners are to consider:

• The Attorney General’s opinion on board service.

• The appointment of Franklin Hickman, of Hickman and Lowder Co., as special counsel for the Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

• A time, date and place to hold a hearing for the permanent maintenance of a county ditch.

• A contract with Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Center for GED instruction services for Seneca County Jail inmates.

DD board to meet today

The Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to meet at 4:30 p.m. today at the Opportunity Center, 780 E. CR 20.

Board meeting canceled

The North Central Academy Board meeting scheduled for Feb. 21 has been canceled.

The next scheduled meeting is set for 8:30 a.m. March 21 at the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 W. Market St.

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