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Man accused of threats against TU being referred for evaluation

A Michigan man accused of making threats against Tiffin University is being referred for an evaluation. Reginald A. Morrissette Jr., 27, of Detroit, was charged with inducing panic, a second-degree felony; making terroristic threats, a third-degree felony; and three counts of aggravated ...

Former NCOESC teacher seeks intervention in lieu of conviction

A teacher in North Central Ohio Educational Service Center’s preschool program accused of being intoxicated and having alcohol at school is seeking intervention in lieu of conviction. Heather V. Holben, 49, of Tiffin, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of child endangerment, a first-degree ...

Vehicles go into ditches, tree limbs fall during storm

A snow storm hit the area Monday, and vehicles went into ditches and tree limbs fell. Seneca County Sheriff’s Office lifted the Level 1 snow emergency Tuesday afternoon. Also, a winter weather advisory issued by National Weather Service ended. Fostoria Fire Division and Kansas Volunteer ...

Park district to get ODNR grant to buy Fruth Outdoor Center

Seneca County Park District board Tuesday authorized Executive Director Sarah Betts to finalize plans for an H2Ohio grant of up to $390,000 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources that would provide funds to purchase Fruth Outdoor Center from Fostoria’s Geary Family YMCA. In addition, ...

TU students and faculty head to help with hurricane relief

A group of Tiffin University students and faculty are again taking their time to help those in need following the devastating hurricane that hit North Carolina. According to Mike Herdlick, dean of students at TU, much of the southern part of the Outerbanks was devastated by the hurricane and ...

Commissioners to consider turbine referendum support

Seneca County commissioners Thursday are to consider a resolution of support for House Bill 401, which would allow wind turbine projects to be subject to referendum in the townships where they would be located. They are to meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at their office, 111 Madison St. Last week, ...

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Bridge struck UPPER SANDUSKY — US 23/US 30, over SR 199, northwest of Upper Sandusky, was reduced to one lane eastbound because of the bridge being struck, according to Ohio Department of Transportation. SR 199 was closed under the bridge, and the eastbound exit to SR 199 also was closed ...

Snow falls in Seneca County

A winter weather advisory was issued Monday for Seneca County and is to expire this morning. National Weather Service issued the advisory about 2:15 p.m. Monday, and it remains in effect until 7 a.m. today. Seneca County Sheriff’s Office issued a Level 1 snow emergency about 7:45 p.m. ...

Tiffin’s Catholic radio opening new offices Saturday

St. John Paul the Great Catholic radio in Tiffin is hosting an open house Saturday at its new offices, featuring national EWTN radio personality Debbie Georgianni as guest speaker. A ribbon cutting is to take place at 11:30 a.m. with Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors at the new ...

Students honor veterans

Heidelberg University student Tess Connors spoke Monday on learning more about her family members who have served in the U.S. military over the years, including her two grandfathers who served during the Korean War. “Today we honor those who have sacrificed, not only their lives, but also ...

Honoring veterans

Members of Seneca County United Veterans Council offer a gun salute during a Veterans Day program at Hopewell-Loudon School on Monday morning. President Jody O’Millian raises the flag during the Star Spangled Banner. Students also participated in a program in the gymnasium. The ceremony was ...

Comprehensive plan writers seek public input as plan nears completion

As Seneca County’s 20-year comprehensive plan nears completion, two public input sessions for residents, business owners and elected officials are scheduled. The meetings, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, are set for 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, ...

Man charged with burglary, eluding police

FOSTORIA — A Fremont man was arrested after a pursuit early Monday morning, according to Fostoria Police Department. Quentin D. Sims, 33, was arrested on charges of burglary and eluding police. About 2:15 a.m., a person at 944 Leonard St. reported a man in a blue hooded jacket was looking ...

Jim Roberts remembered on Frost Parkway

A veteran who was instrumental in honoring the fallen is remembered on a plaque on Frost Parkway, at the same location of Tiffin’s Memorial Day ceremonies. A ceremony to dedicate a plaque in memory of Jim Roberts, who served the United States in the U.S. Army, Seneca County as its sheriff ...

Vietnam vet remembers his welcome home party

When Richard Bird walked with his fellow soldiers in Vietnam during the war, he carried a radio, the extent of his soldierly gear and an extra ammunition box full of letters written by fifth-graders from Lincoln Elementary over his back. The content of these letters may be lost to time, but ...

Tiffin American Legion post celebrating 100 years

On this Veterans Day, and for much of the year, the Tiffin post No. 169 of the American Legion has been celebrating its 100th anniversary. The local post received its charter Oct. 25, 1919. The history of the organization nationally and in Tiffin was recorded in a booklet dated June 25, 1950, ...

Seneca County Veteran of the Year

James “Mac” McAuliffe is draped in the Quilt of Valor he received at the Seneca County Veteran of the Year awards ceremony at the Bettsville American Legion Saturday night. The Seneca County Veterans Service Commission chose McAuliffe as 2019 Seneca County Veteran of the Year for his 27 ...

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Columbia Gas reminds Ohioans funding is available for heating costs TOLEDO — Columbia Gas wants to remind Ohioans that funding is available through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to help manage heating costs for those who qualify, according to a release from Columbia Gas. HEAP ...

Thunder to roll in February at new Tiffin family fun center

Rolling Thunder Skating & Family Fun Center is scheduled to open in February in Tiffin Mall. Tim Thwaits, who owns the center with his wife, Lori, said preparation work has been going on for about two years and construction is beginning in a 21,000-square- foot-space previously occupied ...

Seneca County Veteran of the Year to be honored at award ceremony

When he was a kid, James “Mac” McAuliffe would stand with his hands on the fence and watch with fascination as planes took off from the runway at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, on the outskirts of his hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina. At 14 he started working, first in a grocery ...