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Former parishioners working to save churches

PHOTOS BY JACOB GURNEY Parishioners are trying to save St. Sebastian Church (left) and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church from destruction. Former parishioners of St. Sebastian Church, 5589 Bismark Road, Bellevue, and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at TR 126 and North CR ...

Two injured in accident Sunday afternoon at CR 592 and CR 39

Three people were injured in an accident at CR 592 and CR 39 Sunday afternoon. Trooper Mark Sorg of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Nathan Bowen, 19, of Fostoria, was traveling east on CR 592 in a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. Kimberly Kramer, 22, of Tiffin, was traveling east on CR 592 ...

Police respond to possible overdose

Tiffin Police Department responded to a possible overdose Friday night. Officers responded to a report of a 27-year-old male who possibly overdosed at 154 Allen St., according to a Tiffin Police Department report. The incident was reported at 9:02 p.m. Friday, the report states. Further ...

TPD looking for accident witnesses

Tiffin Police Department is looking for witnesses to an accident that occurred at 9 a.m. Thursday on West Market Street near Wentz Street. A red Dodge Stratus and a silver Cadillac SRX were involved. Anybody who witnessed the accident should contact Officer Doug Skornicka at Tiffin Police ...

38 Special rocks

Southern rock band 38 Special performs at The Ritz Theatre Friday evening. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Former Tiffin Mayor Frank Melick, 1936-2018

A former Tiffin mayor who some believe had longlasting effects on the local economy died earlier this month. According to his obituary, Frank Melick, who served as mayor from 1966-1967, died March 3. Melick, who was 81, was born Aug. 20 1936, in Tiffin, to Ernest and Helen Melick. Tiffin ...

Bucks spirit

Buckeye Central girls basketball players support their teammates during the state semifinal basketball game at Ohio State’s Jerome Schottenstein Center Thursday afternoon. The Bucks fell to Ottoville, 44-25. For complete coverage, see Page 1B. To view more photos from this event, visit ...

Making a PIVOT

More than three years of planning came to fruition Thursday morning with the first session of Seneca County’s Participating in Victory of Transition program. Seneca County Common Pleas Court judges Michael Kelbley and Steve Shuff and Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court Judge Mark Repp are ...

New education approach touted

An innovative educator spoke to current and up-and-coming teachers Thursday afternoon during Heidelberg University’s Education Summit, saying it is time to find new ways to approach the future. The theme for this year’s summit is “Burn the Worksheet: Student Learning in Innovative and ...

Speaker helped shaped discussion of millennials

Ann Shoket was keynote speaker Thursday during Tiffin University’s Good Morning World breakfast lecture series, participating in a question-and-answer forum. Shoket, former editor-in-chief for Seventeen magazine, has appeared on “Good Morning America,” “Today,” “The View” and ...

Help from his dog

Michael Hingson, author of “Thunder Dog” and “Running with Roselle,” speaks to community members at Seneca County Opportunity Center Thursday evening accompanied by his dog Alamo. “Thunder Dog,” Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s 2018 Community Read selection, tells the story of ...

Attendance up for H-L event

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education was debriefed on the Chieftains for Change evening that occurred Feb 19. Teachers Angie Bloom and Jenny Arbogast reported attendance doubled over the previous year. National Machinery Foundation provided books for parents and Tiffin University ...

Columbian students walk out

Students at Tiffin Columbian High School participated Wednesday in National School Walk Out Day, scheduled to demand gun reform and in memory of 17 victims of a massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Transition moving along

City of Tiffin and Rumpke Waste and Recycling Services officials are stressing communication as the city transitions to the company for curbside trash and recycling collection services. Feb. 28, Tiffin City Council approved legislation allowing the city to contract with Rumpke after Mayor ...

Seneca health outlook improves

Seneca County ranked in the middle of the pack among Ohio counties in health rankings, but saw improvement over the past two years, according to information released Wednesday. According to information from countyhealth rankings.org, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson ...

Chipotle streak comes to an end

Bruce Wayne felt like it was time. Wednesday marked Day 500, the final day of the Tiffin man’s Chipotle journey. Wayne ate the restaurant’s food for 500 straight days. In December, he had broken the known record of consecutive days of eating at Chipotle with meal No. 426. Wayne said ...

Hold on to youthful dreams

A former Seventeen magazine editor-in-chief told Tiffin University’s Women’s Leadership Conference participants Wednesday they should stop holding on to ideas of how things should be. Ann Shoket said she had a dream at 16 years old to move to New York City and, although others didn’t ...

Driver falls asleep, causing N. Washington crash

A woman was injured when a driver fell asleep, causing an accident on North Washington Street Wednesday morning. Shirley M. Burkhart, 87, of Tiffin, was traveling north on North Washington Street in a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu, according to a Tiffin Police Department report. Dylan M. Montgomery, ...

Man pleads guilty in theft case

A Carey man pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges in connection to theft from his father and his estate. Tod W. Scott, 48, pleaded guilty to two counts of tampering with records, both third-degree felonies, and two counts of theft from an elderly person and two counts of grand theft of a motor ...

Bands to play at Bark Park event

Those who have a family dog — and those who don’t — are invited to spend a night in support of the Tiffin Bark Park Saturday. Tiffin Bark Park is to host the annual benefit Lucky Dog 6:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday at Meadowbrook Park Ballroom in Bascom. This park is funded mainly through ...