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Man pleads guilty to sex crime

A Tiffin man pleaded guilty to a sex crime involving an 11-year-old girl during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Wednesday afternoon. Matthew A. Perry, 20, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of gross sexual imposition, a third-degree ...

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Rockne Martin, 65, of Attica, died after a rollover accident at TR 81 and TR 104 Wednesday afternoon. His vehicle hit a small bridge and flipped into a ditch.

Attica man dies in crash

A man died after a rollover accident at TR 81 and TR 104 Wednesday afternoon. Rockne Martin, 65, of Attica, was driving south on TR 81 when his vehicle hit a small bridge and flipped into a ditch, State Highway Patrol Fremont Post Commander Lt. Brent Meredith said. Attica-Venice-Reed EMS and ...

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Renovations are under way at the former Fifth Third Bank building, 79 S. Washington. 

Renovations under budget, county learns

Seneca County commissioners heard Wednesday morning that relocation of the prosecutor’s office and renovations there are well under budget. Crews are renovating the former Fifth Third Bank building, 79 S. Washington, to move the Victims Assistance Program and the prosecutor’s office into ...

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Seneca Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Charlene Watkins speaks during the organization’s annual meeting Wednesday night at Green Springs VFW 6067.

Watkins: SRPC ready for ’17

GREEN SPRINGS — Seneca Regional Planning Commission reviewed 2016 and looked forward to 2017 during its annual meeting and dinner Wednesday night at Green Springs VFW 6067. SRPC Executive Director Charlene Watkins said the organization had a busy year. She highlighted some successes, ...

Superintendent search continues

Tiffin City Board of Education met in special session Wednesday. The board entered into executive session to consider the appointment, employment or compensation of a public employee. Specifically, Board President Chris Widman said, to discuss how the superintendent search is ...

Fostoria panel ponders possible layoffs

Fostoria — A financial forecast was presented to Fostoria City Council Tuesday with four proposals discussed, but decisions were not made. Fostoria was placed in a state of fiscal emergency in May. Since then, a plan which would have raised property taxes by 6 mills and income taxes by ...

Village council talks police plans

BETTSVILLE — During a special session Tuesday, Bettsville Village Council continued discussions on how to provide efficient and financially prudent village police protection. One option under debate is to replace Police Chief Brandon Bell, who hopes to resign this spring, and to strengthen ...

New Riegel hears about park plans

NEW RIEGEL — Baseball Association president Darrell Tiell addressed New Riegel council members Tuesday night. He was present to see what council’s expectations were for plans at the park and informed council he would like to add a small storage shed nearer the ball fields. Mayor Larry ...

BC FFA to host pork dinner

NEW WASHINGTON — Buckeye Central FFA is to host its annual pork dinner 5-7 p.m. Saturday. The dinner is to consist of pulled pork sandwich, au gratin potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, drinks, cookies and ice cream. Dine-in and carry-out options are available. Cost is $8 per ...

Road plans move forward

Tiffin City Council approved plans Tuesday night to move forward on designing a new road on a 60-acre parcel owned by the city. The parcel, which is across from Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital, was annexed from Hopewell Township last year. Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz said the goal is to have ...

Man served nine-count indictment

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office personnel traveled to Georgia and served a man a nine-count indictment over the weekend. Tod W. Scott, 47, had been indicted by a Seneca County grand jury in November and is accused of theft offenses involving two vehicles and more than $70,000. He was ...

Man charged after search

CLYDE — A Green Springs man was arrested after a search at Beaver Creek Reservoir Tuesday. Seneca County Sheriff’s Office received a call about 7:30 p.m. for a welfare check at the reservoir. Sgt. Larry Mackling said Mitchell D. Selvey, 27, was there and had told his family in a text ...

Fed OKs $418,560 grant for Carey

CAREY – It was not the amount the village was hoping for, but it’s better than nothing. Due to Carey moving forward with a higher bid for the Continental Structural Plastics substation, the U.S. Economic Development Agency only will fund $418,560 of the $2.26 million project. At its ...

Council seeks banner sponsors

REPUBLIC — Republic Councilman Mike Schreiner informed members Monday night that 20 banners — 10 for summer and 10 for winter — are to cost $95 each. He is to contact organizations and businesses in the community for sponsors. The banners will have the sponsors’ names on them in the ...

Village changes some residential addresses

GREEN SPRINGS — Green Springs Village Council members heard of changes being made to addresses within the village during their meeting Monday night. Police Chief Charlie Horne said 22 locations have had their addresses changed, with some simply having the address number changed, and others ...

Manufacturing still an option for entrepreneurs

Most discussions of new businesses and jobs include some mention of manufacturing. The history of business in the Tiffin area is well known in terms of the manufacturing jobs that have left the area over the years. During the campaign, President Donald Trump made promises to keep ...

Region Briefly, Feb. 22

Small business seminars planned FREMONT – Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is to offer free, two-hour seminars, Small Business Basics, throughout the month of March. The schedule of seminars is as follows: • 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 1 at Ottawa ...

Briefly, Feb. 22

Board to meet Seneca County Law Library Resources Board is to meet at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at Clover Club. Man pleads guilty to assault A Sycamore man pleaded guilty to a charge in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. David R. Taube, 38, had been charged ...

Community calendar, Feb. 22

Today Religions of India: A Community Dialogue, 6:30 p.m. Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, Frost Kalnow Room. (419) 447-3751 or www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org/. Thursday Preschool Story Time, 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. For children 3-6 years old. (419) 447-3751. Community ...

Senior calendar, Feb. 22

Commission on Aging Nutrition Program Thursday — Sloppy joe sandwich, chicken noodle with vegetable soup, salad, kiwi, milk. Friday — Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas, peaches, bread, animal crackers, milk. Monday — Ham, sweet potato puffs, green beans, pineapple, roll, milk. Tuesday ...