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SBA hosting small business finance seminar April 24

U.S. Small Business Administration office is to host a rural outreach event 1-3 p.m. April 24 at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St.

The free seminar is design to inform people about financing programs that can benefit small businesses, according to a new release from the Small Business Administration.

SBA has been guaranteeing bank loans to small businesses since its creation by Congress in 1953. The guarantees enable entrepreneurs to obtain long-term credit that otherwise would not be available on reasonable terms and conditions, the release said. The SBA guarantee loan program is an invaluable tool for people in business and those looking to start a business, the release said.

Additional seminars are scheduled for 1-3 p.m. May 2 at Birchard Public Library of Sandusky County, Fremont; 1-3 p.m. May 15 at Ida Rupp Public Library, Port Clinton; and 1-3 p.m. May 22 at Willard Memorial Library, Willard.

For more information, contact Timothy Ensch at (216) 522-4180 x 213 or timothy.ensch@sba.gov.

To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/rural-outreach-event-tiffin-tickets-60205765064.

Lakota Board of Education to meet

The Lakota Local School District Board of Education will meet in regular dession for the monthly board meeting 7 p.m. Monday. The meeting is to be in the staff dining room at Lakota Local Schools, 5200 County Road 13, Kansas.

Church to present drama

Kansas St. James Church is to host a performance of the Lenten musical production, “His Last Days,” at 8 p.m. April 19. The Good Friday program is free and open to the public at the church, 6482 CR 25, north of Fostoria.

Tiffin woman admits violation

A Tiffin woman admitted she violated the terms of her community control.

Julia M. Cap, 28, admitted the violation during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom, court records state.

Shuff continued her community control.

Cap must reside at Surest Path Recovery Center.

She also must enter and complete a mental health counseling program, complete a substance abuse rehabilitation program and undergo weekly drug and/or alcohol urinalysis as directed by Seneca County’s drug intensive probation officer, according to court records.

Cap had been convicted of a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, in December and was sentenced to three years of community control in January.

Man sentenced to community control

A Toledo man was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom.

Ronald J. Johnson Jr., 32, pleaded guilty to a charge of trafficking in cocaine, a fifth-degree felony.

Shuff sentenced him to three years of community control, court records state.

Johnson must complete a substance abuse rehabilitation assessment and treatment program, enter and complete any other appropriate counseling program and undergo weekly drug and/or alcohol urinalysis as directed by Adult Parole Authority, court records state.

He also pay a $100 fine.

Tiffin man pleads guilty

A Tiffin man pleaded guilty to a drug-related charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom.

Victor A. Phillips, 56, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony, according to court records.

The case was referred for a pre-sentence investigation report.

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