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Republic council eyes park needs

REPUBLIC — At the village council meeting Monday evening, Councilman Mike Schreiner said he discussed the wish list for park needs with Lions Club members to apply for future grants. Lions Club members focused on new dugouts and improving a barbecue pit, while council is concerned with ...

Reineke opens RV dealership in Toledo

TOLEDO — Reineke Family Dealerships Sunday announced a partnership with Coleman Sales & Service, Toledo, to create Reineke RV. According to a release, Reineke RV is to be located at 5353 Lewis Ave., Toledo, and is to offer new and used folding trailers, expandable trailers, travel ...

Weather contributes to rollovers

Icy roads following Friday’s snowfall were a factor in a few incidents around the county this weekend. Trooper Christopher Kiefer of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Tyler Duskin, 17, of Fremont, was traveling south on CR 19 in a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. Duskin went off the ...

Building blocks

Personnel at the Seneca County Justice Center construction site unload a truck Friday morning in cold, rainy conditions. County Administrator Stacy Wilson said trucks carrying pieces of the building's cupola arrived from Utah Friday morning. The cupola is a 51.5-foot-tall element to be placed ...

Wind, snow, ice pummel county

Seneca County experienced windy, snowy and icy conditions Friday. At 3:35 p.m., Seneca County Sheriff’s Office declared a Level 1 snow emergency, meaning roads were hazardous and icy, with blowing and drifting snow. At 6:20 p.m., it was moved to a Level 2 snow emergency, meaning only ...

One injured in Hancock crash

VANLUE — Hancock County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle accident on SR 568 near TR 175 Friday afternoon. Joseph Thiel, 26, of Upper Sandusky, was traveling west on SR 568 in a 2013 Hyundai when he lost control of his vehicle on the icy and snow-covered road, according to a ...

Donations sought for 2 fire victims

CLYDE — A church is collecting financial donations for victims of a house fire south of McCutchenville. Lisa Stock, 34, reported the house at 1990 SR 53 was on fire at 12:45 a.m. Jan. 6, according to Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office. Lisa got her daughter, Alana Stock, 1, out of the ...

Tiffin in top 100 small cities

Tiffin was ranked in the top 100 small cities nationwide as a popular place for relocation in 2017. According to a Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. release, the city was ranked 40th by search data gathered by moveBuddha, an online resource for planning long-distance moves. ...

Sheriff seeks info on fugitive

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about a fugitive sex offender who is believed to be living in Tiffin. Lt. William Cunningham of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said Michael Uhrig, 37, is a registered sex offender from Pickaway County. Uhrig has been living in ...

Man injured in accident

A man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at East Market and Circular streets early Friday morning. Sgt. Jared Watson of Tiffin Police Department said Michael D. Ball, 45, of Fostoria, was traveling west on East Market Street in a 2002 Ford Taurus. He said Ball was heading the wrong way ...

One injured in US 23 crash

One person was injured in an accident at US 23 and Brandeberry Road Thursday evening. A Wood County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said Courtney Babb, 18, of Fostoria, was stopped in traffic heading north on US 23 waiting to turn onto TR 33. John Groves, 86, of Risingsun, was traveling north ...

Smart cookie

PHOTO SUBMITTED Oreo is a 4-year-old neutered male. He loves cuddles and is good with other cats and dogs. Oreo is lazy, mellow and enjoys naps. He can be adopted for $25. You can see Oreo at the Humane Society of Seneca County, 2811 S. SR 100. Or contact the humane society by calling ...

NR board organizes for new year

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Board of Education appointed Rodney Biggert and welcomed Jaclyn Schalk to the board at Thursday’s meeting. Beth Kummerer was elected president of the board and Jeff Hohman was elected vice president. The board is to continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the library on the ...

Personal communication workshop set for Wednesday

Leadership Seneca County is to host a personal communication workshop 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday at the offices of Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. and Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services, 19 W. Market St., Suite B. The course costs $20 for LSC participants and ...

Boogie down

Children show off their dance moves during a break in the action of the Tiffin University-Purdue Northwest men’s basketball game at Gillmor Student Center Thursday evening. Washington K-1 students participated in the elementary school night at the game. For complete coverage, see Page 1B. To ...

Fire forces classes to St. Wendelin

FOSTORIA — Cleanup is under way at Fostoria Junior/Senior High School after a fire in the boiler room Tuesday morning. In addition to cleaning by Cleaner & Dryer Co. of Toledo, the district announced Thursday that seventh- and eighth-grade students will be moved to the St. Wendelin ...

Nearing the end

One of the final pieces of the Seneca County Justice Center construction project is scheduled to arrive at the site this morning. According to a release from Seneca County commissioners, pieces of the cupola tower are to be delivered in several trucks coming from Utah at about 7 a.m. ...

Donations sought for burned boy, 2

ATTICA — An Attica toddler is undergoing treatment at a Michigan hospital for burns he sustained in a house fire Tuesday afternoon. A fundraising page has been established at www.gofundme.com/ prayers-for-tristan and had raised more than $6,000 as of Thursday night. The page is raising ...

Winter weather advisory in effect

National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the area. The advisory is in effect 6 a.m.-7 p.m. today, according to the weather service. Six officials gathered at Seneca County Emergency Operations Center to hear a weather briefing by National Weather Service Thursday ...

Tiffin man sentenced to prison

A Tiffin man was sentenced to prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Thursday afternoon. Brandon A. Somers, 30, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on a charge of kidnapping, a first-degree felony, and assault, a first-degree ...