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Riedel

New to office

A 1984 Seneca East High School graduate who grew up in Sycamore and Attica was sworn in this month as a state representative. Craig Riedel, a Republican who lives in Defiance with his wife, was elected in November to serve the 82nd Ohio House District, which covers Defiance, Paulding, Van ...

Department to have meeting

McCutchenville Fire Department is to have its annual meeting at 8 p.m. today at the fire station.

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U.S. Army Maj. Zachariah Fike (left), founder of Purple Hearts Reunited, presents Carl Bond’s World War I artifacts to grandson Jeff Bond at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Saturday afternoon.

Back home

FREMONT — Medals and artifacts from a 100-year-old war found their way back to a Fremont family after they were found in Florida. Purple Hearts Reunited, a non-profit organization that returns lost or stolen military medals to veterans or their families, brought Fremont’s Bond ...

Heidelberg, TU team up for food drive

Two area universities are coming together to helps serve the community during a joint food drive competition Saturday. Beginning at noon, community members can join students and faculty from Heidelberg and Tiffin universities in Wickham Great Hall on Heidelberg’s campus to go out and ...

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Members of the Seneca County Health Alliance discuss a summary of the newly-released 2016 Community Health Status Assessment.

The results are in

How healthy are Seneca County citizens, and what factors affect their well-being? About a year ago, the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio conducted surveys among adults and youth to get answers to these questions. The results provide an overview of the most prominent health-related ...

Power out on west end

More than 300 American Electric Power customers were without power Saturday night. A Seneca County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said there was a pole fire in front of Expressions at 6:52 p.m. The outage affected customers on Tiffin’s west end.

One injured in rollover crash

A person was injured in a rollover accident in the 7000 block of SR 12 Friday night. Bascom EMS and fire, Kansas fire and the Echo unit were dispatched to the scene at 10:36 p.m. after a 2003 Honda Accord crashed at 7950 SR 12, said a State Highway Patrol Fremont Post spokeswoman. One ...

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Spirited

St. Wendelin band members perform at halftime of the game against Calvert in Fostoria Friday. The Senecas won, 68-46. For complete coverage, see Page 1B. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Eckelberry, sheriff’s office sued

Three Kansas, Ohio, residents — including one who was accused of threatening to kill law enforcement officers — are suing Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Bill Eckelberry. The lawsuit was filed this week on behalf of Eric A. Faber, 46, and his parents, Robert and Martha ...

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Firefighters clear a house in the 300 block of Goodbread Street in Nevada after it caught fire Friday afternoon. 

Cause of Nevada house fire unknown

NEVADA — A residence in the 300 block of Goodbread Street caught fire Friday afternoon. Wyandot East Fire District was dispatched to the fire at 310 Goodbread St. at 2:01 p.m., assisted by Sycamore fire, said a Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman. A woman was in the house ...

Patriot salute

The Patriot Day Salute, which took place Sept. 11, raised more than $40,000 and the group that organized it is set to dedicate a new Vietnam Veterans Memorial in March. The event featured a memorial service, 5K run, parade and concert by country music artist Darryl Worley. The daylong ...

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Marilyn J. Homeister, 91, of Tiffin, crashed a Toyota Camry into a light pole in the 700 block of West Market Street Friday afternoon. 

Woman injured in plaza accident

A woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident in the 700 block of West Market Street Friday afternoon. Marilyn J. Homeister, 91, of Tiffin, was driving a Toyota Camry past Kroger gas station, 790 W. Market St., when the sun got in her eyes, causing her to veer right into a light pole, ...

Liquor store set to open in Kroger

A liquor agency at Tiffin Kroger is set to open Wednesday. Jennifer Jarrell, Kroger Columbus Division representative, said construction recently was completed on the 900-square-foot addition inside Kroger, 790 W. Market St. The addition will offer spirituous liquors, which are greater ...

Attica council discusses possible police merger

ATTICA — Mayor Bryan Shock announced that all Attica Village Council committees would remain the same for 2017, during council’s meeting Thursday night. Meetings are to be at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays monthly. Councilman Nate Frisch was chosen to serve as president ...

Seneca East Board of Ed reorganizes for the new year

ATTICA — Acting as president pro-tempore, Jaimie Beamer opened Seneca East Board of Education’s organizational meeting Monday evening. With no other nominations received, she was elected board president and Larry Lucius was elected vice president. Regular board meetings are to begin at ...

Possible overdose in Fostoria

A person reported their brother may have overdosed at 625 Park Ave. Thursday night, a Fostoria Police Department report stated. The Wood County coroner was contacted in connection to the incident at 2:17 a.m. Friday, the report stated. Attempts to contact the Wood County coroner or a ...

Essay contest deadline extended

Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services has extended the deadline for an essay contest. The contest is open to Seneca County students kindergarten through eighth grade. The essay, due Jan. 31, must be about a happy Christmas memory and may not be longer than two typed or ...

Tiffin BOE Advisory Council meeting

Tiffin City Board of Education’s Business Advisory Council is to meet at 8 a.m. Thursday at Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital.

Architectural Board of Review meeting

Tiffin Architectural Board of Review is to meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 51 E. Market St. Discussion is to include facade improvement applications for 46 Madison St. for roof repair, 33 S. Washington St. for window replacements, 25 and 27 S. Washington St. for roof repair, 29 and ...

JLB District 2017 meetings set

Jackson Liberty Bettsville Joint Ambulance District will have its 2017 meetings at Bettsville Village Complex, 308 Emma St., the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings will be at 7 p.m. in January, February, March, November and December, and at 8 p.m. April, May, June, July, August, ...