Local News

One injured in accident at TR 113 and CR 52

A woman was injured in an accident at TR 113 and CR 52 Wednesday afternoon. Trooper Allison Young of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Paul Norris, 64, of Tiffin, was traveling south on TR 113 in a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria and was stopped at the stop sign while Alicia Watts, 71, ...

Jackets victorious

New Riegel softball players celebrate their 9-5 victory over McComb in the district semifinal game at Marathon Diamonds in Findlay on Wednesday. The Jackets are to face the Carey Blue Devils for a district championship at 6 p.m. Friday in Findlay. Carey beat Bluffton, 8-3, Wednesday.

Touch a Truck event

Elementary school children and their families attended a Touch a Truck event Wednesday morning at Tiffin City Schools' Lincoln Preschool.

Local Briefs

Law, Community Planning Committee to meet June 3 The Law and Community Planning Committee is to meet at 6 p.m. June 3 in the Council Committee Meeting room at City Hall, located at 51 E. Market St. The meeting is for the purpose to discuss golf cart operations within the city and any other ...

Seneca Co. Fair Board looks to 2019 season programs

The Seneca County fair board discussed pending program contracts and events coming to the fairgrounds before the kick off of the 2019 fair season (July 22-28) during Tuesday night’s meeting. This year’s “Let the good times grow!” and “Boots, Jeans and Ohio Dreams” themed Fair and ...

Park district plans to re-purpose former migrant housing

Seneca County Park District’s board Tuesday reviewed its part in the county’s comprehensive plan and approved a resolution to make improvements to buildings at Steyer Nature Preserve. Executive Director Sarah Betts said the board approved $30,000 and hired Zeis Development Ltd., of Tiffin, ...

Fostoria man convicted of several charges

A jury convicted a Fostoria man of several charges during a trial that ended Tuesday afternoon in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Frisco W. Parks, 33, had been indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, ...

Two arrested when warrants served at Willow Creek Apartments

Two people were arrested when arrest and search warrants were served at Willow Creek Apartments on Tuesday afternoon. Detective Chuck Boyer, unit coordinator of Seneca County Drug Task Force - METRICH Enforcement Unit, said it had been an ongoing investigation for several months and was linked ...

Don’t run from the bees

Beekeeper Linda Miller says people shouldn’t be afraid of a swarm of bees, but they should call a beekeeper to handle them. Miller, who has been keeping bees for about six years and has 30 hives, said it takes a bit of know-how to move bees to a safe place. She spoke Tuesday evening at a ...

Carnegie Library purchased

Bill Jones of the Re/Max office in downtown Tiffin conducts an auction Tuesday morning to sell the building that was originally a Carnegie Library. Andrew Kalnow purchased the historical building from the Seneca County commissioners for $90,000. The money is to be placed in the county's General ...

Fremont man sentenced to prison on drug charges

A Fremont man who admitted he trafficked drugs was sentenced to about five and a half years in prison by Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley on Tuesday afternoon. Arlando C. Crowe, 40, had been charged with four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, fourth-degree ...

Longtime HPLM staffer promoted to head librarian

FREMONT — The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has promoted a long-time employee to the position of head librarian. John Ransom has served as interim head librarian for 11 months. He oversees the library operations and staff and works with patrons on their research questions. He has ...

Retirement recognition at Seneca County Opportunity Center

An emotional retirement recognition was read by Seneca County Opportunity Center Superintendent Lew Hurst Thursday afternoon for Pam Depinet after serving the school for 26 years as a substitute workshop specialist and a clerical specialist. Hurst noted the dedication of the Depinet family to ...

Commissioners to consider security upgrades at public safety building

Seneca County commissioners are to discuss security upgrades for the Public Safety Building, 126 Hopewell Ave., when they meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at their office, 111 Madison St. Potential upgrades include new security cameras and installation of a key fob system. Last week, the ...

Monthly event to feature first Barking Lot Party

The inaugural Third Thursday Barking Lot Party is to take place 5-8 p.m. Thursday with events planned in the Croghan Colonial Bank and Laird Arcade parking lots. Nearly 30 businesses are to offer specials. Participants can register for door prizes at participating businesses. The event is ...

Lakota Local School Board honors faculty, prepares for school year’s end

KANSAS — The oard of education and attending faculty members said “good-bye” to a building secretary, food service coordinator and retiring school nurse, before welcoming a new one. The first major order of business was to recognize the retirement of Cynthia Eidenour, Kristy Ruble, and ...

Region briefs, May 15

Local vendors to showcase Goods at TSC ‘market day’ Tractor Supply Co. stores are calling farmers, craft makers and artisans to sell their homemade and homegrown goods during Tractor Supply’s Market Day Saturday. It’s an opportunity for community members to show off their talents, ...

New Riegel sees increase in open-enrollment students

The New Riegel Board of Education heard about increases in open enrollment for the coming school year during its meeting Monday night. Superintendent David Rombach said that 134 open enrollment applications have been received so far for the 2019-20 school year, up from 97 just two years ago. ...

Tiffin man sentenced to 10 years in prison

A Tiffin man who pleaded guilty to two sex-related charges in March was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday morning. Joey F. King Sr., 34, had been indicted on charges of rape, a first-degree felony; sexual battery, a second-degree felony; and gross sexual imposition, a third-degree ...

Fostoria man’s drug trial begins

The trial for a Fostoria man accused of drug and weapons crimes started Monday morning in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Frisco W. Parks, 33, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, one second-degree ...