Tractor Supply store to host pet adoption event Sept. 8

The Tiffin 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.

Patent law seminar set for Sept. 13

Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services, in conjunction with Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., is to host a free seminar called “Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs.” The seminar is set for 6-8 p.m. Sept. 13 in the chamber building at 19 W. Market Street, Suite B.

Jacob M. Ward, registered patent attorney from Ward Law Office of Tiffin, is to present the course. He is to explain the basics of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and how businesses and entrepreneurs can use these business tools to their advantage.

Register by calling Ward Law Office at (419) 408-5500 or by emailing

New body armor arrives for state agents after grievance

COLUMBUS (AP) — New body armor has arrived at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to replace bulletproof vests that had expired.

A spokesman for Republican Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine said 68 new vests arrived Thursday and were being distributed.

Dan Tierney says another three vests still need to be fitted.

New vests were ordered after a union grievance first reported by The Associated Press. The May 3 complaint listed 53 of 99 special agents, investigators and personnel transport workers whose Kevlar vests had passed the five-year expiration date set by the National Institute of Justice.

DeWine said he was unaware of the situation until receiving the grievance. Democratic rival Richard Cordray and law enforcers around Ohio have faulted DeWine for a failure of basic equipment management.