Briefly, Sept. 6

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 Wednesday morning.

Lukas A. Tucker, 26, entered written negotiated pleas of guilty to charges of trespass in a habitation when a person is present or likely to be present, a fourth-degree felony, and endangering children, a first-degree misdemeanor, court records state.

Kelbley sentenced Tucker to three years of community control.

Tucker 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 complete all recommended treatments.

Kelbley ordered him to pay restitution of $752.66.

9/11 memorial service scheduled

The annual Sept. 11 memorial service is planned at 8:46 a.m. Tuesday at Tiffin Police and Fire All Patriots Memorial, located at North Washington and Water streets.

The ceremony should conclude by 9 a.m. and Tiffin Police Department, Tiffin Fire Rescue Division and Seneca County United Veterans Council are slated to participate, according to a news release.

Port authority

recognized by state

COLUMBUS — Auditor of State Dave Yost announced Sandusky County-Seneca County-City of Tiffin Port Authority received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

Tiffin doctor earns program award

COLUMBUS — Washington Court House optometrist Dr. Tim Fries, originally of Tiffin — who owns and operates Optique Family Vision Care — received the competitive Ohio Vision Project Student Loan Repayment Program Award from the Ohio Optometric Association.

The program recognizes doctors of optometry who are committed to treating underserved populations and ensuring they have access to a lifetime of comprehensive eye care.

Fries obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Ohio State University and is pursuing a master of business administration from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Minnesota.

TU awarded grant

Tiffin University has recently been awarded one of 57 grants in the amount of $18 million by the Department of Justice to help campuses respond to the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

OVW’s Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking on Campus Program support institutions of higher education in implementing comprehensive coordinated responses to violent crimes.

With the grant, the university is to work with local law enforcement and prosecutors, campus athletic programs, Greek life organizations and off-campus victim services in making campuses safer.

“Tiffin University is a great institution nestled in a safe and welcoming community,” Lillian Schumacher, TU’s president said. “It is our institutional responsibility to also provide a safe and secure environment for all of our students. We are very appreciative of being chosen among institutions who take this subject as seriously as we do.”

CASA in need of volunteers

CASA of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties is to host a training session Tuesday for anyone interested in becoming a CASA volunteer.

After filling out an application and submitted to a background check, 30 hours of training would need to be completed.

All CASA volunteers are trained in courtroom procedure, social services, the juvenile justice system and understanding the specific needs of abused and neglected children.

To request an application or to inquire about this opportunity, call CASA at the Tiffin office (419) 448-1442, Fremont office (419) 355-1442 or the Upper Sandusky office (419) 209-1442.