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Commissioners’ meeting

FOSTORIA – Seneca County commissioners are to meet at 7 p.m. today at the Fostoria Municipal Building, 213 S. Main St., for a quarterly off-site meeting. The meeting is to begin after the Fostoria City Council meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. In old business, the board is to discuss the ...

Fostoria man indicted

A Fostoria man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Dean A. Harmon, 54, was charged with trafficking in cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, court records state.

OF Board of Ed meeting

OLD FORT – Old Fort Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Old Fort High School library, 7635 N. CR 51.

In memory

Family members of the Raineys install a memorial #RaineyStrong bench at Seneca County Fairgrounds Sunday evening. In October, James R. Rainey, 46, and his wife, Jodi L. Depinet-Rainey, 41; and their children, Austin James Rainey, 19, Cody Steven Rainey, 15, and Jessica Denise Rainey, 7, died in ...

Getting a slice

Customers wait in line for pizza during Pizza Palooza and Family Movie Night at East Green Ampitheater, 167 E. Market St., Saturday evening.

One injured in Hancock County crash

A Fostoria man was injured in an accident at CR 216 and CR 23 in Hancock County Friday afternoon. According to a Hancock County Sheriff’s Office release, Beth May, 35, of Arcadia, was traveling east on CR 216 in a 2003 Cadillac Deville. Richard Peace, 38, of Fostoria, was traveling north on ...

Soil turned for new station

BASCOM — People gathered to witness the groundbreaking of Bascom Joint Fire District’s new fire station at 5450 W. Tiffin St. Friday afternoon. Six groups of people took turns “turning the soil” as part of the ceremony, including government officials, fire board members and Bascom ...

Local law enforcement search for man in Tiffin

Law enforcement searched for a man north of Tiffin Saturday afternoon. At 1:48 p.m., a woman reported her sister’s ex stole more than $200 from her and she was following him, according to a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office report. The woman reported she lost him in a cornfield by a cemetery ...

Pizza Palooza gets a crowd

A panoramic photo shows crowds gathered to watch music performances during Pizza Palooza at East Green Amphitheater, 167 E. Market St., Saturday evening.

High turnout for farmers market

People visit the Orale Ohio stand at the Seneca County Farmers Market on North Washington Street Saturday afternoon. John Detwiler, president and CEO of Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services, said 500-1,000 people came through the farmers market Saturday. His wife, Linda, ...

Pony ride

Youths enjoy a pony ride during the 66th annual Tiffin St. Joseph Festival at 36 Melmore St. Saturday afternoon. The festival is to continue today 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Rocking downtown

FlatTop Republic performs at the East Green Ampitheater Saturday evening. Rusty Vinyl was to headline the show.

Patrol: Driver fell asleep

ATTICA — A man was injured in a single-vehicle accident on US 224 Friday afternoon. Trooper Allison Young of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Hunter Havekost, 19, of Seville, was traveling east on US 224 in a 2010 Ford F-150 and drove off the left side of the road, struck a ...

Voting panel offers thanks

Seneca County Board of Elections personnel hosted a lunch with Seneca County commissioners Friday afternoon to celebrate the election panel’s new home. The board moved into its new location, next door to its former location in the County Services Building, 71 S. Washington St., Aug. 3. In ...

Expanding opportunities

Community members were invited Friday to meet the newest member of the Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital surgical team, a robot. The hospital’s first surgical robot is a da Vinci Si Robot. “This is great to have this kind of technology, especially in our area,” said Dr. Ross Gahn, surgical ...

Heart attack strikes Shuff

A Tiffin City councilman remained hospitalized Friday after suffering a heart attack Thursday night. Councilman Tyler Shuff, who runs Shuff Consulting and is the developer and manager for Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group, said he was taken by Life Flight to Mercy Health - St. Vincent ...

Fiscal officer Amber Coontz resigns

ATTICA – Village council members listened Thursday as Mayor Bryan Shock read a resignation letter from Fiscal Officer Amber Coontz. Her last day with the village is Aug. 17 and council plans to advertise for a replacement soon. Resident Steve Thompson attended the meeting after showing ...