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Tractor Supply store to host pet adoption event Saturday

Tiffin’s Tractor Supply store is inviting customers to attend a pet adoption event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 8 at 2501 W. Market St.

“Tractor Supply is an active advocate and supporter of pet rescue and adoption,” said Joanna Sherman, manager of the Tiffin Tractor Supply store. “Through this and other adoption events, our goal at the Tiffin store is to continue to increase total pet adoptions locally and help put great animals in great homes.”

During the event, Doggon’Its 4-H club is to be on hand with adorable, adoptable pets looking for homes.

For more information, contact the store at (419) 447-4109.

Hopewell trustees to meet Tuesday

Due to the Labor Day Holiday, the Hopewell Township Board of Trustees regular meeting scheduled for Monday has been moved to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the township office at 5281 W. TR 112. Trustees plan to open sealed bids for cash lease of the Meadowbrook farm at 8 p.m.

BSA to kick off new season next week

BELLEVUE — Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple St., is to open its 24th season with performances of “A Funny Thing Happend On the Way to the Forum” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7, 14 and 15 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 8, 9 and 16.

The production tells the story of Pseudolus, a crafty slave who struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.

Cast members include Heidi Savris-Sapp of Berlin Heights (Hysterium); Ric Hills of Norwalk (Senex); Karen Abbott of Port Clinton (Domina); Lindsey Peiffer of Tiffin (Marcus Lycus); Keven Held of Tiffin (Miles Gloriosus); Keith Robinson of Bellevue (Erronius); Kaiti Wenzel of Norwalk (Protean I); Savannah Hetrick of Oak Harbor (Protean II); Isaac Carson of Bellevue (Protean III); Aaron Stewart of Tiffin (Gymnasia); Taylor Beatty of Sandusky (Tintinabula); Gena Dee of Fremont (Panacea); Krystyn Curnow of Sandusky (Vibrata); Stephanie Halm of Bellevue and Tia Wightman of Castalia (Geminae).

Ticket are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors age 60 or older and $5 for children.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (419) 484-2787.

Case dismissed

The case against a Tiffin man was dismissed.

Douglas A. Kuhn, 41, had been charged with grand theft, a fourth-degree felony.

Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff approved Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office’s motion to dismiss the case, court records state.

Grand jury indicts New Boston man

A New Boston man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury.

Shawn K. Monroe, 45, was charged with trespass in a habitation when a person is present or likely to be present, a fourth-degree felony, court records state.

Campaign planned to attract cruise ships to Great Lakes

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — A coalition of government and business groups is kicking off a campaign to attract cruise ships to the Great Lakes.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other officials are scheduled to attend an announcement of the “Cruise the Great Lakes” initiative Thursday on Mackinac Island.

The announcement is to coincide with a port of call by Victory 1, a cruise line ship that regularly tours the Great Lakes.

The new marketing partnership includes several of the region’s states and Canadian provinces, plus port authorities and local tourism agencies.

They say cruise ship tourism on the Great Lakes is expected to grow significantly in coming years. Eight ships were expected to visit this year, representing about 100,000 passenger port visits.

Two additional vessels plan to begin operating on the lakes in 2020.

Woman who climbed cell tower gets jail sentence

WOOSTER (AP) — A woman who was high on drugs when she climbed a 285-foot cell tower and taunted emergency personnel in northeast Ohio has been sentenced to jail by a judge who says she endangered the lives of would-be rescuers.

The Daily Record reports 29-year-old Jessica McCarty received 180 days in jail Tuesday in Wooster for an inducing panic charge with 90 days suspended if she completes mental health and drug assessments and complies with recommendations afterward.

McCarty apologized in court to everyone “who put their lives on the line” in late July.

McCarty was spotted by a passer-by and eventually climbed down on her own.

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