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Man indicted in connection to shooting

A Westerville man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury Wednesday in connection to a car being struck by a bullet in Tiffin. John R. Moyler, 24, was charged with two counts of complicity to attempted murder, both first-degree felonies, and two counts of complicity to felonious assault, ...

Senior programs at Bodyworks to continue

A local wellness center that is to close next month plans to still operate programs for senior citizens. According to a release from Bodyworks Fitness & Tanning, owners Larry and Diane Wadsworth have worked with the building’s new owners and have decided Bodyworks’ Silver Sneakers ...

Fostoria schools given drums

FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Schools Board of Education thanked Craig McKenzie, of Tiffin, for his recent donation of 10 pre-tuned frame drums to Fostoria City Schools music department Wednesday. Also during the meeting, the board recognized 22 first- and second-graders for their extraordinary ...

Agent talks underage drinking

ATTICA — An agent from the Ohio Investigative Unit spoke to students and parents Wednesday night about the dangers and legal consequences of underage drinking. Susan Baker is a member of one of two undercover units at the Ohio State Highway Patrol and is stationed in Toledo. She presented ...

Man indicted after fatal crash

A Grove City man has been indicted by a Seneca County grand jury in connection to the death of a Republic man in an accident in July. Arthur L. Johnson, 43, was charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, one a second-degree felony and one a third-degree felony, and one count of ...

Bloomville hears income tax information

BLOOMVILLE — Bloomville council members met Wednesday night and listened as Charles Hawk from the Regional Income Tax Agency addressed them. Since council has decided to impose a 1 percent income tax in the village, they invited him to share specifics of the program. For the collection of ...

NR panel receives equipment

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Council accepted its share of the countywide safety grant from John Davoli, North Central Ohio Regional Council of Governments director, and Kathy Mohr, IT director at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, Tuesday night. The village was awarded a large screen ...

Briefly, April 19

Dublin woman in critical condition FOSTORIA — A Dublin woman hurt in an accident on McCutchenville Road, north of Fostoria, Tuesday morning remained in critical condition Wednesday night. Brianne Redd, a senior in Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human ...

Snow stymies some in Seneca

A mid-April storm dropped snow on Seneca County Tuesday. Tuesday, the National Weather Service predicted the possibility of rain and snow tonight and Thursday. Saturday’s high, according to the weather service’s forecast, is to be 52 degrees. Tiffin Police Department responded to an ...

Man found guilty on two charges

A Fostoria man accused of assaulting the mother of his children was convicted of two charges and acquitted of another during a trial that ended Tuesday afternoon. Jerome J. McBeth, 38, was found guilty of domestic violence, a third-degree felony, and disrupting public services, a ...

Commissioners hear opposition to wind farm plan

A half-dozen Seneca County residents expressed opposition Tuesday to plans for a wind farm to cover some 35,000 acres in Seneca and Sandusky counties. The residents spoke to Seneca County Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning about Republic Wind Farm, which would consist of up to 58 wind ...

Crowd waits in line for wind farm information

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, an hour after the scheduled start time for the Seneca Wind informational meeting at Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center, the line for entry still extended outside the building. Hundreds attended the self-described “public outreach meeting” organized by ...

Community branding tour continues

Local development officials Tuesday continued unveiling community branding guidelines — including the brand logo — meant to provide a cohesive image among Seneca County and its cities, villages, townships, institutions and universities. Two Seneca Industrial and Economic Development ...

BGSU student dies in crash

FOSTORIA — A Bowling Green State University senior on his way to student teach at Fostoria Junior/Senior High School died in an accident north of Fostoria Tuesday morning. Shawn Brennan, 27, of Bowling Green, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on McCutchenville Road, according ...

Man charged after pursuit

A Logan man was arrested after a high-speed pursuit early Tuesday morning. Richard L. Dodson, 34, was charged with failure to comply with a police officer, a third-degree felony, and was incarcerated in Seneca County Jail Tuesday, according to the jail. The pursuit started about 1:45 a.m. ...

Grant items presented to panel

REPUBLIC — John Davoli, director of North Central Ohio Regional Council of Governments, and Kathy Mohr, IT director at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, delivered Republic Village Council its share of equipment from the countywide safety grant Monday night. Items included a large ...

Green Springs receives new equipment

GREEN SPRINGS — The village of Green Springs received delivery of several pieces of electronic equipment during Monday night’s village council meeting. John Davoli, director of North Central Ohio Regional Council of Governments, presented a Smart TV, HD video conferencing system and a ...

Tiffin City Council committee meetings planned

Three meetings of Tiffin City Council committees are set for this week: • The finance committee is to meet at 4:30 p.m. today at Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., 19 W. Market St., to discuss a fixed asset policy and the finance director’s requests for legislation. • A ...

2 nabbed after 4-hour standoff

Two people were arrested in connection to a four-hour standoff early Monday morning. Chief Fred Stevens of Tiffin Police Department said police had a warrant for David G. Myers, 46, who allegedly had been hiding from police. Tiffin Police Department attempted to serve Myers with the Adult ...

State of city

Tiffin City Council heard the State of the City address from Mayor Aaron Montz and witnessed the unveiling of the community branding logo at Monday night’s meeting. Montz introduced Katie Semo to present a commendation from the Secretary of State’s office. Danielle Steinhauser of CT ...