Local News

Republic to obtain banners

REPUBLIC — Republic council members heard from Councilman Mike Schreiner Monday night that he has obtained 14 confirmations from organizations and businesses for purchasing banners to be displayed in the village. He is awaiting decisions by several other entities. The village plans to ...

Pursuit ends

Seneca County Sheriff's Office personnel stand near a cruiser in a field near TR 90 after a boy was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon. A 15-year-old suicidal boy took off on foot, a report states. Tiffin Fire Rescue Division and Sycamore Volunteer Fire Department personnel assisted at the scene.

Heated exchange in Fostoria

FOSTORIA — During a contentious meeting Tuesday evening, Fostoria City Council rejected a ballot proposal that would amend the charter to give city government more power over safety services. The amendment, proposed by Councilman Mathew Davoli, would remove language from the charter to give ...

Commissioners set justice center tours, ceremony

Seneca County commissioners announced two dates Tuesday morning for events related to construction of the joint justice center. Commissioner Mike Kerschner said the justice center’s topping-off ceremony is set for April 18. He said the time has not yet been set, but it is expected to be in ...

SUV strikes TCS bus

A sport utility vehicle struck a school bus in the rear at Sycamore and Union streets Tuesday morning. A Tiffin Police Department report states Graydon M. Bunting, 17, of Tiffin, was driving a 2007 Pontiac Torrent, and Diane E. Ziegler, 58, of Tiffin, was driving a 2016 Bluebird owned by ...

Website vote may earn city parks $20,000

Tiffin Park & Recreation Department is asking community members to nominate Tiffin to win a $20,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association. During April, residents can visit the NRPA website to nominate Tiffin to win the money for park improvements. The contest is an Earth ...

New mayor brings back pledge

CAREY — Jenn Rathburn, the new Carey mayor, fresh off her swearing in Friday, led her first village council meeting Monday night and the first order of business was restoring the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. Her predecessor, Armand Getz, caused a stir a month earlier when ...

GS approves cruise purchase

GREEN SPRINGS — Green Springs Village Council members approved the purchase of a new police cruiser at their meeting Monday night. Police Chief Charlie Horne said the cruiser would be an SUV, similar to what the village is using. He said the vehicle would be obtained for the state purchase ...

Entrepreneur talks with students

Students at Heidelberg University had the chance to hear from a 1965 alum who started 11 companies as the spring executive-in-residence this week. Edward Knopf graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in business and economics from Heidelberg College. He is the owner and CEO of Mechatronics ...

Heidelberg honors four female entrepreneurs Tuesday

Four local female entrepreneurs were recognized Tuesday morning during Heidelberg University’s School of Business Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs awards ceremony. Women recognized included Lori Mastro, executive vice president of operations and regional manager of the Mastro Group Units, ...

Briefly, April 5

Man reports robbery A man reported to Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Monday night he was robbed. The man reported the robbery in front of Willow Creek Apartments, 575 E. SR 18, about 10 p.m. and arrived at the station about an hour later, a report states. No one had been arrested ...

Trust to host tours

Tiffin Historic Trust is to host self-guided tours Sunday as part of Behind the Facade: Palm Sunday Promenade on the Parkway. The event, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, costs $5 and tickets are available at Sabaidee Coffee and Crepes, 45 S. Sandusky St. The walking tour includes St. Mary Catholic Church, ...

Board OKs grants

Tiffin’s Architectural Board of Review approved two Facade Enhancement Grants for downtown building improvements Tuesday afternoon. According to a Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. release, the two projects were awarded a total of $20,000 for a total reinvestment in downtown ...

United Way hits goal

Tiffin-Seneca United Way leaders announced Monday afternoon that the organization reached its fundraising goal for the 2016-17 campaign. Campaign Chair Kevin Reser said the campaign exceeded its $484,000 goal by raising $486,242.74. Reser said the campaign was successful because of the ...

Council OKs road design funding

Tiffin City Council allocated funds Monday night for design of a road to connect to US 224 with 60 acres of land recently annexed from Hopewell Township. During a Finance Committee meeting before the regular council meeting, Mayor Aaron Montz said for the project to move forward, council ...

Man sentenced to 23 months

A man was sentenced to nearly two years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Monday afternoon. Harold E. Taylor, 35, pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in cocaine, both fourth-degree ...

1908 murder remains unsolved

While murders aren’t common in Tiffin, the city is home to a cold case which has remained unsolved for more than 100 years. Patrick Sweeney, an Irish immigrant who joined Tiffin Police Department, was killed, and police believe “desperate crook” William “Butch” Huffman committed the ...

Man Tased after domestic dispute

A Seneca County Sheriff's Office deputy deployed a Taser after a man allegedly resisted arrest in the 600 block of West CR 42 Sunday afternoon. A woman at 673 W. CR 42 reported her husband, Bruce A. Bundschuh, 56, of Tiffin, had assaulted her, said Seneca County Deputy Chris Weimerskirch. He ...

Some landowners feel that pipeline a bad deal

A $4.2 billion pipeline to run through nearly 50 miles of Seneca County could bring financial benefits, as well as disruption, to local landowners. Rover Pipeline, which is to be a 713-mile long, 42-inch dual natural gas pipeline designed to transport about 3.25 billion cubic feet of product ...

Man charged following accident, fleeing scene

A Tiffin man is facing multiple charges after crashing his vehicle at CR 591 and TR 101 Saturday morning. William R. Morrison Jr., 47, of Tiffin, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck north on CR 591 when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a field, said Seneca County ...