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County talks SIEDC pact

FOSTORIA — Seneca County commissioners discussed a multi-year contract with Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. during a meeting in Fostoria Tuesday night. SIEDC President and CEO David Zak submitted the first draft of a contract, based on the organization’s contract with ...

Project updates dominate meeting

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Village Council conducted its monthly meeting Tuesday night. Improvement projects dominated the conversation. With the help of grant money from the Seneca County Park District, council voted to pave the parking lots at the ball diamonds. The grant also is to provide ...

Green Springs gets grant funds for park

GREEN SPRINGS — Green Springs Village Council members heard that the village had received funding for improvements at the village park during their meeting Monday night. Roland Zimmerman, board member for Seneca County Park District, presented the village with a check for $2,496 to fund ...

Republic to repair shelter with grant

REPUBLIC — Sara Betts, executive director of Seneca County Park District, presented Republic Mayor Jeff Larick with a check for $4,485 Monday evening that is to be used for concrete replacement at the rear shelter at Community Park. Lions Club members are to be completing the project. Betts ...

Guyanese sprinter to be part of Elite Sport and Culture Week

Olympic sprinter Aliann Pompey is to be among the 15-20 athletes and coaches, including Olympians and Paralympians, who will be in Tiffin Oct. 23-25 for Elite Sport and Culture Week hosted by Tiffin University, Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and Terra State Community College. As a young ...

Region briefs, July 18

Roosevelt official to speak at HPLM book club July 25 FREMONT — Paul J. Zwirecki, deputy director of the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, is to join the Presidential History Book Club via Skype for its meeting at noon July 25. Zwirecki is to discuss “The Bully Pulpit” by Doris ...

Bidding farewell

PHOTO BY MARYANN KROMER Steven Crone (right), who is departing from his post as director of Tiffin Community YMCA, meets with well-wishers at the YMCA annual meeting Monday. 

Briefly, July 18

Attica man pleads guilty An Attica man admitted he committed two thefts. Corey A. McDowell, 22, entered written negotiated pleas of guilty to two counts of theft, both fifth-degree felonies, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom, court ...

Helping hands

Volunteers helping to prepare Seneca County Fairgrounds for next week’s fair were described as a “godsend” Monday. Five men from The Cottage — Cory Cook, Dillion Fowler, Gavin Shaw, Brandon Taylor and Lance Weiland — volunteered their time to help set up the rabbit barn at Seneca ...

Mayor makes finance pick

Tiffin City Council appointed an acting finance director Monday night, 10 days after receiving a resignation letter from the previous director, and welcomed back a familiar face to the finance office. Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz chose Kathy Kaufman as his nominee to replace Jennifer Miller, who ...

Driver sentenced to jail for man’s death

A Grove City man was ordered to serve 75 days in Seneca County Jail and had his license suspended for four years Monday for the death of a Republic man. Arthur L. Johnson, 44, had been driving a 2014 Freightliner south on CR 15 July 19, and Robert W. Shultz, 65, had been driving a 1995 ...

Helping each other

Bill Hoffert (left) and Jason Monschein, firefighters-paramedics for Tiffin Fire Rescue Division, participate in mayday training at the downtown station Monday afternoon. The crew learned about responding when a colleague is in distress. To view more photos from this event, visit ...

Man indicted on sex-related charges

A Tiffin man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on sex-related charges. Craig R. Ranker, 34, was charged with sexual battery, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies; attempted sexual battery, a fourth-degree felony; and sexual ...

Opportunity knocks on The Door Fort

A Green Springs man has taken his sons’ love of firehouses and imagination to create a unique children’s play area. Children love to create forts by using tables, chairs and blankets, said Jesse Darr, creator of The Door Fort. “This causes children to have to rearrange rooms and I ...

Good time

Rockwell Perry, 7, of Fremont, participates in Tiffin Parks and Recreation’s soccer camp at Hedges-Boyer Park Monday morning. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Lifestyle briefs, July 17

St. Vincent de Paul of Fostoria awarded White Family grant FOSTORIA – St. Vincent de Paul Society of Fostoria has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the White Family Charitable Fund through the Tiffin Community Foundation to provide assistance to Fostorians in need with transportation to ...

Tiffin man cited after he flees accident scene

A Tiffin man was cited after losing control of his sport utility vehicle in Tiffin Monday evening. Kyle T. House, 28, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and failure to control. House allegedly was driving under the influence of unknown drugs, said Officer Steve Beutler of ...

Park district gives village money for park repair

REPUBLIC — Sara Betts, executive director of the Seneca County Park District, presented Republic Mayor Jeff Larick with a check for $4,485 Monday evening. The money is to be used for concrete replacement at the rear shelter at Community Park. Lions Club members will be completing the ...

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.