Justice center festivities today

Seneca County, Tiffin and judicial officials are to cut the ribbon at the Seneca County Justice Center today.

The event is to begin at 3 p.m. and will be outside of the new building, 103 E. Market St., weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, events are to take place inside the justice center for a limited number of people.

According to a news release, speakers for the event include State Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin; Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French; Seneca County Common Pleas Court judges Michael Kelbley and Steve Shuff; Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court Judge Mark Repp; county commissioners Mike Kerschner, Holly Stacy and Shayne Thomas; Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz; Tom Potts, president of Silling Architects; Chad Stevers, project executive of Gilbane Building Co.; Jace Ball, a fourth-grader who attends Noble Elementary; and Seneca County Clerk of Courts Jean Eckelberry.

Construction for the justice center began in 2016 and the building began operations in late March.

Stacy said the event is to include a ceremony for the time capsule, which is to be placed inside the building and is to be opened in 2067. The time capsule will be placed inside a refined bookshelf from the 1884 Seneca County Courthouse and is to include videos from local schools, business cards, newspaper articles and digital submissions from residents.

The Justice Center Leadership Team also is to meet for the final time at 1:30 p.m.