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Tiffin firefighters accepting toy donations

Tiffin Firefighters Local 322 is accepting applications for its annual toy project Nov. 19-30. According to a release, the toy project provides toys for children 10 years of age and younger who live within the city limits. Families who want to participate in the project can pick up ...

Hangar at Fostoria airport burns

FOSTORIA — Multiple fire departments responded to a hangar fire at Fostoria Municipal Airport, 4495 N. CR 25, Saturday night. Chief Brian Herbert of Fostoria Fire Division said the building was one of the airport’s hangars that also was used as a maintenance building. When crews arrived ...

State champs welcomed home

A sea of blue welcomed home Calvert’s state championship volleyball team Saturday. The Senecas defeated New Bremen, which had been the defending state champion, 3-2, Saturday at Wright State University’s Nutter Center, Fairborn. The Senecas’ bus had an escort from Wyandot County, and ...

Four injured in accident

OLD FORT — Four people were injured in a three-vehicle accident on North SR 53 Saturday evening. Trooper Donte Hanns of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Renee Henry, 46, of Oak Harbor, was stopped at the railroad tracks facing north on North SR 53 in a 2015 Chevrolet Trax. ...

On the podium

Hopewell-Loudon cross country runner Jordan Foster and former Hopewell-Loudon Superintendent David Alvarado embrace before Alvarado presented Foster with his 16th-place medal at the state cross country race at National Trail Raceway in Hebron Saturday morning. The Chieftains placed 17th as a ...

Woman cited in rollover crash

A woman was cited after a single-vehicle rollover accident on CR 51 early Saturday morning. Sgt. Kent Jeffries of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Arizona S. Cupples, 18, of Old Fort, was traveling east on CR 51 in a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. Cupples failed to maintain control and her ...

For Veterans Day, letters from a soldier

Another Veterans Day is here, and I can’t help but think about my dad, Paul E. Ross Sr., who served in the U.S. Army and later in the U.S. Coast Guard. Dad died in 1999 after living with Parkinson’s disease for nearly 30 years. I mention his ailment because I believe it is related to ...

At the glass show

This photo shows some of the items on display at the sixth annual Artistry in American Glass Holiday Show and Sale Saturday. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today at St. Joseph Activity Center at Calvert Elementary School, 54 Melmore St. Admission is $5.

About 850 lose power

Hundreds of people in the Tiffin area were without power Friday morning. Capt. Chad Corfman of Tiffin Fire Rescue Division said a passerby reported seeing a flash and hearing a loud noise at the American Electric Power substation at 400 S. Sandusky St. It was reported at 11:38, according to a ...

Ready to work overtime

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Seneca East football players head toward their sideline before their Division VI Region 22 regional semifinal playoff game against Columbus Grove in Tiffin Friday evening. The Tigers won in double overtime, 27-20. For complete coverage, see Page 1B. To view more photos ...

Car hits tree along Summit Street

A youth was cited after his vehicle struck a tree on Summit Street Friday afternoon. Sgt. Robert Bour of Tiffin Police Department said Mark Motil, 16, of Bloomville, was traveling south on Summit Street in a 2004 Honda Accord. Motil fell asleep, veered off the left side of the road and struck ...

Man sentenced to 3 years in prison

A Tiffin man was sentenced to three years in prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Friday afternoon. Stevin C. Williams, 39, pleaded guilty to a charge of failure to provide notice of residence address change, a second-degree ...

Youth injured in US 224 accident

A youth was injured in an accident on US 224, just east of SR 53, Friday evening. Trooper Donte Hanns of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Hannah Swartz, 18, of Sycamore, was traveling west on US 224 in a 2006 Mazda 6 with Izabella Efaw, 18, of Bettsville and Noelle Graysley, 17, ...

Deer-gun season opens Nov. 26, youth season Nov. 17-18

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s annual youth white-tailed deer hunting season Nov. 17-18 is open to hunters with a valid youth hunting license and a deer permit, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Open deer-gun seasons run Nov. 26-Dec. 2 and Dec. 15-16. Details about deer hunting ...

Attica eyes loss of police department

ATTICA — Attica Village Council listened Thursday night as a resident asked about the future of the police department with the failure of the recent levy. Councilman George Yakoubian explained, “The village has had two 3-mill levies for 20 years to operate the department, but need ...

One more

Calvert’s Sophie Burtis (foreground) and Sydney Johnson celebrate the Senecas’ 3-0 state semifinal volleyball victory against Portsmouth Clay at Wright State University’s Nutter Center Thursday afternoon. With the win, the Senecas advanced to the state championship match against New ...

Future of Attica police debated

ATTICA — Officials and citizens in Attica discussed the future of police coverage at a village council meeting Thursday evening. Councilman Louis Sanders said they were disappointed the levy failed at the ballot Tuesday. According to unofficial results, 174 voters rejected the 5-mill ...

Author outlines the opiate epidemic

The second annual Tiffin-Seneca Public Library Foundation Speakers series took place Thursday featuring an author who has explored America’s opiate epidemic. Sam Quinones is a freelance journalist and author who wrote the book “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.” ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

Two Toledo men who allegedly trespassed and restrained a man’s liberty have been indicted by a Seneca County grand jury, according to court records Dashaun C. Armstrong, 24, and Dorian R. Williams, 35, were charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and kidnapping, a ...

Fostoria panel has brief meeting

FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council met for a brief session Thursday evening to address appropriations. Mayor Eric Keckler was empowered to file an application with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The city is seeking financial assistance under the Land and Water Conservation ...