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Dustin Weaver, 2017 Ohio Teacher of the Year, spoke about teaching Thursday in Gundlach Theatre.

Speaker shares teaching wisdom

An English teacher and 2017 Ohio Teacher of the Year recipient spoke not just about being an effective teacher, but being a great teacher, Thursday. Dustin Weaver, English teacher at Chilllicothe High School, served as the keynote speaker for Heidelberg University’s School of Education ...

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Injuries in CR 36 crash

First responders inspect a crashed Ford Fiesta, which collided with a Chevrolet S-10 in the 3000 block of East CR 36 Thursday afternoon. Tiffin Fire Rescue Division responded at 3:04 p.m. and was assisted by Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Department. The injured were transported to Mercy ...

Briefly, March 24

Man sentenced to community control A man was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Tiler J. Clinger, 31, of Tiffin, had entered a written plea of guilty to a charge of breaking and entering, a fifth-degree ...

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Tiffin City Schools Board of Education President Chris Widman (left) welcomed Gary Barber (right) as the next superintendent of Tiffin City Schools Wednesday.

TCS names next superintendent

Tiffin City Board of Education appointed a new superintendent during a special board meeting Wednesday night. The board approved a $175,000 per-year, three-year contract effective Aug. 1 for Gary Barber, current superintendent of Marion City Schools. “I am humbled and honored to join the ...

Findlay man indicted in alleged attack

A Findlay man accused of attempting to stab a police officer with a knife March 14 was served a grand jury indictment at Seneca County Jail Wednesday afternoon. Vincent J. Fedele, 34, was indicted on charges of felonious assault, a first-degree felony, and resisting arrest, a fourth-degree ...

Principal Rombach to head New Riegel Schools

NEW RIEGEL — A familiar face will be at the helm of New Riegel Schools following the retirement of Superintendent Elaine Nye July 31. School board members approved hiring 5-12 Principal Dave Rombach as superintendent/K-4 principal for a three-year contract during a special session ...

Robbery suspect arrested

A robbery suspect was arrested after a four-month investigation by Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the FBI. David B. Dailey, 42, of Fostoria, allegedly robbed Huntington National Bank in Arlington in December, according to a Hancock County Sheriff’s Office release. Dailey ...

New Riegel to negotiate with sheriff

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Village Council voted Tuesday to declare a state of emergency for the purpose of gaining police protection from Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. Throughout the meeting, members appeared anxious when discussing the pros and cons of accepting the terms of a contract, ...

Commissioners to return to branding talks

Seneca County Board of Commissioners is to meet at 10 a.m. today at the commissioners’ office, 111 Madison St. In old business, commissioners are to discuss the joint justice center and a county-wide branding initiative. During Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners discussed the branding ...

Briefly, March 23

Two dead in Hancock County A man and woman were found dead Monday evening in the 600 block of Palm Drive in Liberty Township. Ashley M. Sayarath, 19, of 605 Palm Drive, and her cousin David Sayarath, 30, of Bluffton, were found dead at the address, a Hancock County Sheriff’s Office ...

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State Highway Patrol personnel work at the scene of an accident on SR 12 Tuesday morning.

Woman hurt in SR 12 crash

A woman who was hurt in a crash last week was taken to the hospital after an accident on the same road Tuesday morning. Trooper Don Pratt of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Alexus Chaffee, 19, of Fostoria, was driving a 1994 Buick LeSabre southwest on SR 12 when she was struck ...

Fostoria council OKs plan

FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council approved a fiscal recovery plan Tuesday that is to be reviewed by a state special committee next week. Tuesday night, council voted 5-2 to place a 6-mill property tax increase on the November ballot, with councilmen Mathew Davoli and Jonathan Hay voting ...

Going digital

Seneca County commissioners met with department heads during a work session Tuesday morning to devise a plan to digitize county records. The discussion lasted nearly an hour and Commissioner Mike Kerschner said officials must decide what documents legally can be digitized, what documents can ...

Woman alleges sexual assault

A woman is suing Tiffin University and two students she met during a campus visit two years ago. The case, filed Monday on behalf of Alexis Conrad, 20, of Wauseon, states it is a “personal injury, intentional infliction of emotional harm, negligent infliction of emotional harm, and a child ...

Siren test set for today

Today is the statewide outdoor warning siren test. Local sirens are to be set off at 9:50 a.m. and are to last for three minutes.

Seminar Saturday designed to help families of addicts

St. Francis Spirituality Center is to host an event for families facing the reality of having loved ones addicted to drugs. The event, “Now In My Family,” is to be conducted as a seminar in a retreat setting, Sister Edna Michel, director of the Spirituality Center, said. The free seminar ...

School administrator questions testing

FOSTORIA — Superintendent Andrew Sprang shared his opinion about the testing schedule at Fostoria City Schools Board of Education Tuesday evening. Sprang’s concern was the excessive amount of time the tests require. Elementary testing sessions can last 1 1/2-2 1/2 hours. He worries ...

Roadwork under way in Green Springs

GREEN SPRINGS — Green Springs Village Council members heard work is starting on the East Adams Street project during their meeting Monday night. Village Administrator John Miller said most of the trees that will need to be taken down have been removed. Mayor Adam Greenslade said trees that ...

Region briefs, March 22

Chamber to host meeting about programs, branding April 4 Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services is to host a Be In The Know Breakfast meeting 7:30-9 a.m. April 4 in the community room in the chamber office, 19 W. Market St. The event is to for individuals to learn about ...

Washington class trip delayed

ATTICA — Superintendent Laura Kagy reported the 8th-grade class trip to Washington, D.C., had to be rescheduled due to the blizzard on the East Coast. Despite fearing students may be unable to accommodate the new dates, there now are two additional students able to attend. The board ...