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ABLE aspires to expand outreach to more adults

The ABLE program — offered through Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers — is to refocus to reach more adults in need of educational resources. ABLE, also known as Adult Basic and Literacy Education program, is being re-branded to the Aspire program. The ABLE program was ...

Man sentenced to four years in prison

A man was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to charges during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Tuesday afternoon. Jeremy W. Hoker, 37, pleaded guilty to two counts of domestic violence, third-degree felonies; and two counts of ...

Strolling the grounds

A team of horses pulls a wagon of fair-goers around Attica Independent Fair’s grounds Tuesday evening.

Republic scores bleacher grant from OSS

REPUBLIC — Republic’s Party in the Park was deemed a success by Mayor Jeff Larick and Councilman Mike Schreiner. Larick thanked the American Legion and Sons of the Legion for their efforts and Schreiner expressed appreciation to the sponsors and the community for their support. Billing ...

Lack of members delays council action

GREEN SPRINGS — Green Springs Village Council could not conduct an official meeting Monday night due to a combination of turnover and absence of members. At least four council members must be present to have a quorum and vote on items of business. With the resignation of Ron Druckenmiller ...

Hang on

Brooke Bordner, 13, of Attica, rides the mechanical bull at Attica Independent Fair Tuesday evening.

Bellevue bringing back long-gone locomotive

BELLEVUE — Mad River and NKP Railroad Museum has announced an agreement with the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania allowing Nickel Plate Road Steam Locomotive 757 to return to Bellevue. Plans are under way to relocate the locomotive from Strasburg, Pennsylvania, to the museum site for static ...

Harness racing starts today at fair

The Attica Independent Fair was first held in 1877 “to encourage Agriculture and the improvement of stock” and “the main attraction was horse racing” . . . especially since the racetrack was considered “one of the best” in the area. This year’s races begin at 1 p.m. today as the ...

Briefly, Aug. 9

Guilty plea entered A plea of guilty to a drug charge was entered during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Shannon N. Rowland, 35, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of theft of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, according to ...

Briefly, Aug. 10

Man sentenced to prison A Bloomville man was sentenced to prison after admitting he violated the terms of his community control. Sean R. Derby, 26, admitted he violated the terms of his community control, according to court records. Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley ...

Lifting them up

NEW WASHINGTON — A Chatfield teenager’s second home got a facelift in his memory. The family of Bryce Lutz, who would have been a junior at Buckeye Central High School, upgraded the school’s weight room at the athletic complex using donations made after his death. The 17-year-old ...

Income tax hike on Nov. ballot

Voters will decide on a 0.25-percent income tax increase after Tiffin City Council approved legislation Monday night placing the issue on the Nov. 7 ballot. The increase would bring the city’s income tax to 2 percent, with all additional funds raised earmarked for road and bridge ...

A new place to call home

NEW RIEGEL — Dan and Amanda Fitch, along with their five children, have the opportunity to be homeowners thanks to volunteers for Seneca County Habitat for Humanity. The Fitch family was displaced by flooding last month and a home in New Riegel was available. The home is a four-bedroom, ...

Bascom adds truck to lineup

BASCOM — Bascom Joint Fire District has added a truck to its fleet. The fire district purchased a 1997 International, which had been used by Carey Volunteer Fire Department, for $35,100. The truck has been used by Bascom Joint Fire District for three accidents and a ditch fire, Chief Mark ...

Residents unhappy about handling of school property

SYCAMORE — Mohawk Board of Education members heard from four McCutchenville residents during their meeting Monday evening. The residents wanted information on the sale of the former McCutchenville school property. They also shared objections to having a Dollar General Store move in to ...

Paving work to close part of street

Temporary lane closures are possible today on Warren Street between Melmore and Gross streets and on Rose Lane due to street paving, according to City Administrator Dale Thornton.

Mental health board announces opportunity

The Seneca County Marisa Erin Paulus Prevention stipend provides an opportunity for youth in the county to plan and implement youth, parent and community education projects about the negative effects of alcohol and other drugs; to raise awareness on social norms, local conditions and emerging ...

BOE Support Service committee to meet

The Tiffin City Board of Education’s Support Services Committee is to meet at 8 a.m. Friday at the Transportaion Building, 1045 Caldwell Ave.

Commissioners meeting today

Seneca County commissioners are to meet at 10 a.m. today at the commissioners’ office, 111 Madison St. During the meeting, commissioners are to discuss the Seneca County Comprehensive Plan. They also are to discuss adding a levy to the Nov. 7 ballot for the Mental Health and Recovery ...

Attica Fair royalty

Megan McCoy was crowned 2017 Attica Fair queen and Zach Young was crowned king Sunday. Other royalty crowned were: Little Miss, Ellie Vanderveen; Little Master, Blaise Vanderveen; Junior Miss, Lilly Schiefer; and Princess, Emily Bollinger.