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Councilman sentenced to jail

A Bettsville Village Council member was sentenced to three days in jail during a hearing in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court Wednesday morning. Stan Poe, 61, pleaded no contest to a charge of public indecency, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. Judge Mark Repp found him guilty and ordered him to ...

Thankful to be alive

BASCOM — A farmer whose barns were damaged in a storm about three weeks ago says one can rebuild things but can’t rebuild people. Don Wertz of Bascom said he and his wife, Pam, are most thankful they are alive. Several barns were damaged on the Wertz farm at 1111 N. SR 635 Nov. 5, and ...

October unemployment rate unchanged

Seneca County’s jobless rate stayed the same in October from September, but decreased from estimates last October. According to information from Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in October, the same rate as September. The unemployment rate ...

Two hurt in four-vehicle accident on Perry

Two people were hurt in a four-vehicle accident on West Perry Street in Tiffin Wednesday evening. Officer Justin Nowak of Tiffin Police Department said Marcia M. Stahl, 41, of Tiffin, was driving a 2008 GMC Yukon and failed to yield for stopped traffic. Nowak said three vehicles had been ...

Two rescued from submerged vehicle

Crews rescued two people from a vehicle submerged in water in Wyandot County’s Tymochtee Township Monday night. Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office received a call about 10:45 p.m. about a vehicle in the overflowed water of Tymochtee River on CH 16, east of US 53, a report states. Personnel ...

Residents upset by street work

GREEN SPRINGS — Green Springs Village Council members heard from a group of concerned residents during their meeting Monday night. Brenda Engeman and a handful of East Adams Street residents were concerned about the overall lack of communication with contractors working on the street. Engeman ...

Briefly, Nov. 23

Woman sentenced to community control A woman was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Zoila L. Liza, 34, pleaded guilty to charges of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and attempted aggravated ...

Friends: Rosier loving, involved

A business owner and rescue services volunteer is being remembered as a busy man who always had time to volunteer. Dennis “Denny” Rosier, 63, of New Riegel, died Friday, and family and friends are to pay their final respects during his funeral today. Rosier was pronounced dead at Mercy ...

Frustration over Fostoria firings

FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council sat down with city administration leaders for more than an hour in executive session to discuss the recent firings of two city workers. Former Zoning Inspector Sandy Coleman and City Engineer Dan Thornton were fired from their posts Nov. 13. Since they were ...

Election results certified

A 6-mill property tax levy for Fostoria officially was approved while two other local races still are undecided. Seneca County Board of Elections met Tuesday evening to count absentee ballots and make decisions on provisional ballots. During the meeting, the board certified results from the ...

County increases ambulance rates

Seneca County commissioners agreed Tuesday morning to increase rates for ambulance runs for the first time in a decade. EMS Director Ken Majors said he researched rates for surrounding counties and private ambulance services and found Seneca County had the lowest rates for all types of ...

Possible overdose reported

FOSTORIA — A possible overdose was reported to Fostoria Police Department Tuesday morning. According to a police report, a person called 911 at 11:09 a.m. The person requested an ambulance for a 40-year-old who possibly was overdosing, it states. The incident occurred at 333 W. South St.

Briefly, Nov. 22

Firefighters taking applications for toys Tiffin Fire Fighters Local 322 is accepting applications for its annual toy project until Saturday. The toy project provides toys for children 10 years of age and younger, living within the city limits. Applications for families who want to ...

Saturated

Cornstalks stand tall in a saturated field at TR 91 and TR 120 near Tiffin Monday morning. Heavy rain fell in Seneca County over the weekend. National Weather Serviced predicted the Sandusky River would crest at 9.2 feet at 1 a.m. today. Minor flood stage is 9 feet.

Multimillion-dollar project eyed

Tiffin City Council heard about a potential multimillion-dollar project near downtown Monday night. Bryce Riggs, development coordinator for Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., said the “substantial project” would be in the First Ward, but it likely would not advance without ...

Republic welcomes part-time officer

REPUBLIC — Republic Mayor Jeff Larick swore newly hired, part-time police officer Alex Davenport into service Monday evening. Council members had approved his hire at $10.30 per hour effective Monday with a one-year probationary period. Councilman Mike Schreiner announced the Veterans’ ...

Bloomville VC discusses police

BLOOMVILLE — Bloomville council members expressed concern about what direction the village should go to have police coverage. Having learned Republic was not interested in developing a contract for coverage of both villages, council discussed its options Wednesday. Mayor Steve George ...

Man indicted on drug-related charges

A Toledo man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Lamar L. Cartlidge, 37, was charged with failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer and tampering with evidence, third-degree felonies; three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, two fourth-degree felonies and ...

Fostoria man sentenced

A Fostoria man was sentenced to prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Benjamin L. Greeno, 40, entered a written plea of guilty to a charge of theft from a person in a protected class, a fifth-degree felony, court records ...

Commissioners work session

Seneca County commissioners are to meet for a work session at 9:30 a.m followed by a regular meeting at 10 a.m. today at the commissioners’ office, 111 Madison St. For the work session, the board is to discuss EMS billing. During old business, commissioners will give an update on Seneca ...