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One injured in North TR 73 accident

One person was injured in a single-vehicle accident on North TR 73 Wednesday night. Sgt. Jordan Shwochow of Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Evyn Stevens, 20, of Tiffin, was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram south on North TR 73. It was reported Stevens swerved to miss an oncoming vehicle in ...

Briefly, Oct. 20

Two transported after accident Two people were injured in an accident at West Perry and Elmer streets Wednesday night. Officer Eric Aller of Tiffin Police Department said a woman was driving with a male passenger and struck two parked cars. Both were transported to Mercy Health - Tiffin ...

Around the Town wins award

COLUMBUS — Downtown Tiffin was given an award by Heritage Ohio Tuesday night in Columbus. Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. Downtown Marketing Committee and Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services received the “Best Main Street Committee Event” award for ...

Eden Twp. voters face EMS levy

Voters in Eden Township are being asked to consider a replacement levy for EMS services Nov. 7. The levy is a continuous, 0.4-mill replacement levy commencing in 2017, with funding starting next year, according to information from Seneca County Board of Elections. Eden Township Trustee ...

First responders lauded for efforts

GREEN SPRINGS — During a village council meeting Monday night, Green Springs Mayor Adam Greenslade complimented Chief Charlie Horne for the way he handled the active shooter situation Oct. 4. “It is my understanding that the individual had several more rounds (of ammunition) at his ...

District to consider milestone event

ATTICA — Superintendent Laura Kagy asked the Seneca East Board of Education members Monday if they would be interested in planning special events to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the school building, occurring in January. The board plans to discuss it further after gathering ...

Bloomville roof fix passes inspection

BLOOMVILLE — Bloomville’s Street Superintendent Rick Dentinger informed council members Wednesday evening that the insurance inspector looked at the new roof over the shop area and the Community Center and declared everything was in order. Mayor Steve George gave a shout out to the Lions ...

Board agrees to close police department

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Village Council met Tuesday evening to discuss plans with closing down the police station and to hear feedback on the new contract with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. Council began with hearing the third reading and subsequent voting and passing on the ...

Briefly, Oct. 19

Man admits community control violation A Tiffin man admitted he violated the terms of his community control. Tiler J. Clinger, 32, had pleaded guilty to a charge of breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony, and had been sentenced to three years of community control. Seneca County ...

Commissioners opt to part with former office

Seneca County commissioners agreed to move forward with the sale of the former commissioners’ office, 81 Jefferson St., Tuesday. During a work session before the board’s regular meeting, Commissioner Mike Kerschner said he would be attending an Architectural Board of Review meeting ...

Republic man argues against loosening rules for wind farms

A Republic resident addressed Seneca County commissioners Tuesday on the pitfalls of state legislation that would loosen restrictions on setbacks for wind turbines. Chris Zeman has property that could be near wind farms and said he opposes the idea. He said the county would lose its ability ...

Fire displaces resident of home

OLD FORT — A fire destroyed a Liberty Township garage and spread to the attached house Tuesday evening. The fire at 1391 CR 30 was reported by neighbors at 6:30 p.m. Personnel from Bettsville Volunteer Fire Department, Bettsville EMS, Old Fort Volunteer Fire Department, Tiffin Fire Rescue ...

Several Fostoria council members endorse levy

FOSTORIA — Several Fostoria City Council members Tuesday publicly endorsed a property tax levy on the Nov. 7 ballot. The 6-mill property tax levy, which is to fund safety services, would tack on an additional $210 annually to property tax bills for owners of a $100,000 home. Councilman ...

Accident blocks N. Washington St.

North Washington Street temporarily was blocked after a two-vehicle accident under the viaduct Tuesday afternoon. Officer Scott McDole of Tiffin Police Department said Deann K. Fritz, 53, of Tiffin, was driving a 2013 GMC Terrain, and Bradley J.D. Stuchel, 17, of Tiffin, was driving a 1994 ...

Read to Succeed: Volunteers help students improve

For the past two years, Tiffin City Schools has been utilizing a reading program to help build confidence within students. The Read to Succeed program – with assistance from Tiffin-Seneca United Way — was established by program coordinators Sarah Cook and Leah Hartschuh for students ...

Region briefs, Oct. 18

New nail salon coming to Tiffin Seneca Region Chamber of Commerce is to welcome Owltique Nail Spa, 45 Madison St., into the community with a ribbon cutting event at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Those who attend are to get the opportunity to meet the owner, Crystal Lemons, and tour the new ...

Fostoria man pleads guilty to pornography-related charges

A Fostoria man pleaded guilty to pornography-related charges during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Tuesday morning. Robert A. Carman, 45, pleaded guilty to charges of importuning, illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material and ...

Attica Village Council: Police, park levies on the horizon

ATTICA — Attica council members Thursday night discussed the expiration of a police levy and a park levy Dec. 31, 2018. Police Committee member Councilman George Yakoubian recommended that council place a five-year 8 mill levy on the May ballot. That amount could generate $103,586 annually ...

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Oktoberfest buffet Tiffin Knights of Columbus are hosting an Oktoberfest buffet 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday at the K of C hall, 49 E. Perry St. The cost is $8 and the menu is to include bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, spaetzle, red cabbage with apples, pretzels and German chocolate ...

Commissioner Briefs

During their meeting Tuesday, Seneca County commissioners accepted a recommendation from the Seneca County Justice Center architect, Silling Architects, to accept a bid package for furniture in the new building. County Administrator Stacy Wilson said the bid, which was for about $235,313.64, ...