Local News

Person injured when vehicle strikes pole

One person was injured after an accident on Railroad Street in Bloomville Sunday afternoon. Deputy Brooks Hall of Seneca County Sheriff's Office said Wesley Steele, 19, of Tiffin, was traveling north on Railroad Street with Robert Steele, 21, of Bloomville, Alysion Biddle, 23, of Bloomville ...

Local EMS groups get new devices

BLOOMVILLE-Seneca County has received new equipment that will help local EMS departments. Director Ken Majors of Seneca County Emergency Medical Services said the county has purchased three Zoll Autopulse devices which help assist with CPR. Majors said the devices perform CPR perfectly, 100 ...

Officer discharges weapon at dog

A Tiffin Police Department officer shot a dog that was reporedly charging at him Sunday afternoon. Sgt. Laverne Keefe of Tiffin Police Department said an officer was handling an unrelated call and was walking on Dallas Street. A dog from 110 Dallas St. came across a couple of yards and began ...

A chance meeting … again

It was a reunion 48 years in the making. In 1969, four Tiffin residents came together at the same place in Vietnam while serving in the military. The four were reunited at Calvert High School’s 50-year class reunion Saturday evening at Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center. Bill ...

Man dies in car crash

A man died in the hospital following an accident at CR 594 and CR 54 Saturday afternoon. Trooper Jake Mellinger of Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said a man was traveling south on CR 594 in a 2011 Ford Escape when a medical condition occurred and the driver lost consciousness. The ...

Fresh start

The Heidelberg University volleyball team practices Friday for the first time in the updated Seiberling Gym. The gymnasium underwent renovations, including new flooring, fresh paint and new bleachers.

Site change

Festival-goers will experience a “classic rock feel” during the 2017 Tiffin Music & Art Festival. The festival, which changed dates and location, will take place Aug. 25-26 in the Seneca County Commissioners parking lot, 111 Madison St. The festival begins at 6 p.m. Friday in the ...

Only the beginning

Faculty and staff help incoming students move in to residence halls Friday as part of the university's move-in day tradition.

Village honors former officer

By Bonnie Daniel Correspondent ATTICA — The village police department flew its flag at half-staff Thursday in memory of Officer Shawn Correll who passed away after a long battle with cancer and served with the department from 2001-2010. Most recently, he was police chief in New ...

Woman sentenced to 5 years

A Fostoria woman found guilty of six drug-related crimes was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday afternoon. In July, a 10-woman, two-man jury found Jinetta L. Thompson, 36, guilty of four counts of trafficking in cocaine, one second-degree felony, one fourth-degree felony and two ...

2 injured in accident

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at Nelson and Wentz streets Thursday afternoon. Officer Eric England of Tiffin Police Department said Amy Weller, 52, of Bowling Green, was driving a 2014 Ford Mustang north on Nelson Street and Rosetta Straughsbaugh, 82, of Tiffin, was ...

Woman pleads guilty to three charges

A woman pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon to charges in connection to a pursuit. Jodi R. Ridenour of Fostoria pleaded guilty to charges of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony; assault, a fourth-degree felony; and obstructing official business, ...

Motorcycle, bike collide, man flees scene

A motorcycle and bicycle collided in an accident on Benner Street Wednesday night. Sgt. Jared Watson of Tiffin Police Department said Larry A. Cook II, 48, of Tiffin, was riding a 2006 Honda GL 8100 motorcycle west on West Perry Street and turned south onto Benner Street. Bo G. Poland, 25, of ...

Person injured in South Washington Street crash

Two vehicles were involved in an accident on South Washington Street near Court Street Thursday afternoon. Officer Eric England of Tiffin Police Department said Collette Cosme, 29, of Tiffin, was in a 2005 Hyundai Elantra and Julia Hohman, 19, of Tiffin, was in a 2005 Honda Civic. Cosme was ...

Briefly, Aug. 18

Man sentenced to community control A Bloomville man was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Douglas A. Covert, 56, had entered a written plea of guilty to a charge of illegal cultivation of marijuana, a ...

Making a splash

Members of Columbian High School's flag squad dance during Summer Splash at Hedges-Boyer Park Wednesday. Marching bands from Calvert and Columbian high schools performed during the annual event. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Pair leads cops on 27-mile chase

A Tiffin man and woman led multiple police departments on a chase that ended in Lima Monday. Lt. Matt Crow, commander of Findlay post of State Highway Patrol, said a Findlay Police Department officer tried to initiate a traffic stop after recognizing two people with multiple warrants leaving ...

House fire ruled arson

A fire at an abandoned home on West CR 26 near Bascom early Sunday morning has been declared an arson by investigators. Kelly Stincer, public information officer for the State Fire Marshal’s Office, said the fire was ruled an arson and investigators are looking for help from the ...

Board sets Nov. 7 ballot

Seneca County Board of Elections members made final certifications of candidates and issues for the Nov. 7 election Wednesday evening. Board Deputy Director Lori Ritzler said petitions were due Aug. 9 and some write-in candidates likely are to put their names in for consideration before the ...

Man kills self near Bettsville

Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office found the body of a missing Fremont man near Bettsville Wednesday afternoon. Seneca County Sheriff Bill Eckelberry said Matthew Chovanec, 18, was found dead in a field from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Eckelberry said the department assisted Sandusky ...