Briefly, June 14

Man admits community control violation

A Fostoria man admitted he violated the terms of his community control.

Nathan A. Murphy, 26, admitted the violation during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Kelbley continued his community control and ordered him to submit to a chemical dependency assessment and follow all recommended services as directed by Adult Parole Authority, court records state.

In 2015, Murphy pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and was sentenced to three years of community control, they state.

Fostoria man indicted

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

Cody D. Dorsey, 28, was charged with aggravated possession of drugs and possession of cocaine, both fifth-degree felonies, court records state.

Law library board to meet

Seneca County Law Library Resources Board is to meet at 4 p.m. Friday at Seneca County Law Library, 71 S. Washington St., Suite 1205.

CERT hosting car wash

Seneca County Community Emergency Response Team is hosting a car wash 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Rural King.

A $5 donation is to get a car wash and also is to provide safety equipment for the CERT team.

No appointment is needed.

African Safari Wildlife Park offering Father’s Day special

PORT CLINTON — African Safari Wildlife Park, 267 S. Lightner Road, is offering fathers free admission for Father’s Day Sunday.

According to a release, by using the coupon code DAD, any father will be granted the special offer.

The release states the offer only is valid Sunday, and fathers must have at least one child with them.

For more information, call (800) 521-2660 or visit

NOPEC to offer USDA loans

SOLON — Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council has been approved to administer a new U.S. Department of Agriculture low-interest loan program available to commercial property owners for energy efficiency property improvements. NOPEC’s Savings Through Efficiency Program is made possible through the USDA’s Rural Energy Savings Program.

NOPEC’s STEP financing can be used to finance projects from $5,000 to $100,000 with a fixed 3 percent interest rate. Eligible projects include interior and exterior lighting, windows and doors, insulation and heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Other renewable energy projects such as geothermal and solar water heating systems also are eligible.

Commercial properties located within a NOPEC member community including private sector office, retail and industrial and public-sector facilities can use this program. Apartment buildings with more than four units also are eligible.

NOPEC is the first organization in Ohio to be awarded money through RESP to help small businesses lower their energy consumption and costs through energy-efficiency upgrades.

For more information about the STEP program, look for the Savings Through Efficiency Program button on the home page.

Special meeting planned

A special meeting of Adams Township trustees is at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Adams Township House, TR 148 and TR 179, Republic.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider a resolution to intervene in the Republic Wind LLC project application.