Tiffin man charged

A Tiffin man has been accused of failing to comply with his sex offender registration.

Jacob R. Render, 22, was charged with failure to register change of address, a fourth-degree felony, according to Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court records.

Render was released from jail Jan. 3, registered an address of 40 W. Market St., Apt. 5, which is his father’s address, and told a deputy he just used the address to get out of jail and never stayed there, court records state.

FPD responds to possible overdose

FOSTORIA — Fostoria Police Department and Fostoria Fire Division responded to a possible overdose Tuesday night.

A person reported a possible overdose at 483 Columbus Ave. Tuesday night, according to a Fostoria Police Department report. A man was transported by Fostoria Fire Division to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, the report states.

Further information was not available Wednesday evening.

The incident was reported at 8:18 p.m.

SRPC meeting


Seneca Regional Planning Commission is to hold a Joint Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee meeting at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 in the basement conference room at 71 S. Washington St., a release states.

TRIAD to meet

Monday Jan. 14

TRIAD is to meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Fostoria Senior Citizens Center, 125 W. North St.

The guest speaker is to be Michelle Lipcsey of Sojourn Senior Behavioral Health Hospital in Tiffin, according to a release. Lipcsey is to speak on the care and recovery of seniors dealing with mental, medical and medication management, the release states.

If anybody has questions or wish to have a specific topic covered, contact Officer Adam Nelson of Fostoria Police Department at (419) 435-8573.

‘Creatures’ is theme of art competition

Tiffin Art Guild is launching “Featured Creatures,” an art exhibition and competition for residents of northwest Ohio. Artists of all ages are invited to use any medium or technique to create original art with a non-human animal, real or imaginary.

Art entries must be dropped off noon-4 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 at the TAG gallery, 130 S. Washington St. The opening reception and awards presentation is to take place 4-6 p.m. Feb. 23. The exhibit is to run through March 30.

The entry fee of $25 for members or $35 for non-members covers three entries per artist. Awards are: $100 for best of show; $75 for best real animal; $75 for best imaginary animal; and $50 for best young artist, age 15 or younger.

To obtain more information or an entry prospectus, stop at the gallery, visit, email or call (419) 443-0478.

Driver accused of

fatally hitting child in stroller indicted

CINCINNATI (AP) — A prosecutor in Ohio says a driver accused of hitting and killing a 2-year-old boy in a stroller in a hit-and-run crash has been indicted on charges including aggravated vehicular homicide.

Cincinnati police say the child’s parents were pushing him in a stroller on a sidewalk Dec. 30 when a pickup truck jumped the curb and struck him. Dameon Turner Jr. died from his injuries the next day.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Wednesday that a grand jury indicted driver Satwinder Singh on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and failure to stop after a crash. Deters said the 31-year-old Cincinnati man was under the influence of fentanyl, cocaine and opiates.

Ex-deputy accused of sex acts with jail inmates indicted

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A former deputy in Ohio accused of having two inmates perform oral sex on him inside the county jail while he was still employed as a deputy has been indicted on sexual battery charges.

The Springfield News-Sun reported the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office said 26-year-old Marcus Johnson IV has been indicted on two counts of sexual battery. Court records show the indictment was filed Monday.

Girl dies after truck strikes house

LIBERTY, Ind. (AP) — Eastern Indiana police say an 11-year-old girl died over the weekend when the pickup truck she was riding in struck a house.

Union County Sheriff Dale Dishmond said the girl was pronounced dead at the scene following Saturday’s crash near the county seat of Liberty. Her name was not released.

The (Richmond) Palladium-Item reported a 3-year-old boy who was also a passenger was treated at a local hospital.