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TCS board welcomes new faces

New staff and new student board representatives were introduced Tuesday evening during the regular Tiffin City Board of Education meeting. The board introduced new individuals assuming administrative roles, including Jennifer Losey, director of teaching and learning; Nichole Jiran, Washington ...

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Dean Henry, attorney for Jaron Burns, addresses the jury in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Tuesday morning.

Jury begins rape case deliberation

The case of a Tiffin man accused of a sex crime involving an 11-year-old girl is in the hands of the jury. Jaron M. Burns, 19, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on a charge of rape, a first-degree felony. The six-woman, six-man jury deliberated for about six and a half hours ...

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Savannah Ley prepares for the horse costume competition at the Seneca County Fair Tuesday evening. Ley dressed as Wonder Woman and rode her horse, Skippy.

Horsin’ around

Junior Fair participants and their horses were transformed into a superhero, a fast-food spokesperson and a favorite snack during the horse costume competition at the Seneca County Fair Tuesday evening. Julie Vogel, Tiffin University Equestrian Team head coach, helps out with some equestrian ...

TPD chief cited after accident

Tiffin’s police chief was cited after an accident Monday afternoon. Fredrick W. Stevens, 49, of Tiffin, was cited with assured clear distance ahead after an accident on West Perry Street, a police report states. Stevens was driving his wife’s 2016 Ford Escape west on West Perry Street ...

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Abby Lucius (center) receives a blue ribbon during the Style Revue Tuesday as Jenna Elchert (right), who modeled Lucius’ black-and-white romper, looks on. Lucius won first place in the Sew for Others category for participants 13 or older and is to move on to the Ohio State Fair.

Locals to showcase sewing projects at Ohio State Fair

Several contestants in the 2017 Seneca County Fair 4-H Style Revue earned the right to compete at the Ohio State Fair. Melody Margraf, a 4-H adviser, said the event is a chance for participants to present sewing projects. “They show off their project and modeling skills,” she ...

Voting office may be ready next week

Seneca County commissioners announced the temporary occupancy of the new Seneca County Board of Elections space could be available next week. The board of elections headquarters is moving next door in the County Services Building, 71 S. Washington St., in the former home of Hoperoy’s ...

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Front-row seats

Madison Ladd (left), 6, and her friend, Lauren Steinmetz, 9, sit near the track fence during harness racing at Seneca County Fair Tuesday afternoon.

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Woman arrested on drug charge

Suspected drugs were found in a woman’s vehicle Tuesday, according to Seneca County Drug Task Force — METRICH Enforcement Unit. Kimberly A. Kistler, 45, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional charges were pending. The release states the task force, with ...

Seneca County Fair Results, July 26

Junior Fair Junior Fair King and Queen King: Garrett McCoy, son of Elaine and Tracy McCoy. Queen: Cate Frankart, daughter of Joni and Phil Frankart; 1st Runner Up: Gabie Oliver, daughter of James and Kathy Oliver; 2nd Runner Up, Angela Miller, daughter of Richard Miller Queen’s ...

Park board members assigned to committees

Seneca County Park District’s board assigned members to standing committees at its meeting Tuesday morning. Chairman Roland Zimmerman’s assignments included: Community Parks Grant Program Committee, chairman Zimmerman and member Bill McAllister; Strategic Planning Committee, chairman ...

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Award-winner

Jasmin Levengood shows a reserve grand champion bull during the Black Swamp Aberdeen Angus Show at the 175th Seneca County Fair Tuesday afternoon.

Briefly, July 26

Man sentenced to 36 months in prison A Tiffin man admitted he violated the terms of his judicial release. Corbin T. Fedlander, 21, admitted he violated the terms of his judicial release in two cases, according to court records. Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley ...

V-S expands programming

Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Center long has offered programs for students to learn marketable skills to move toward a career path. Now, the institution is looking to expand and provide more options. “It is hard to argue with the success of career technical education,” said ...

Region briefly, July 26

Lunch performance today FOSTORIA — Craig and Jayne Allen are to perform noon-1 p.m. today at Fostoria Community Arts Council’s “Lunch on the Lawn” series on the Municipal Building lawn. A box lunch is available for $5. HPLM research library, special exhibit to open today FREMONT ...

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The 2017 Seneca County Junior Fair Queen Cate Frankart (left) and King Garrett McCoy pose for a photo after their crowning Monday evening.

And they’re off

A Hopewell-Loudon High School junior and a New Riegel High School senior were crowned as the 64th Seneca County Junior Fair king and queen Monday during the 175th Seneca County Fair. Garrett McCoy, crowned king, was the only male candidate this year. McCoy is a member of the Doggon’its ...

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Jaron Burns (top left) and Detective Shawn Vallery of Tiffin Police Department are shown during a video interview played for the jury during Burns’ trial in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Monday afternoon.

Rape trial starts

A trial for a Tiffin man accused of a sex crime involving an 11-year-old girl started in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Monday morning. Jaron M. Burns, 19, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on a charge of rape, a first-degree felony. During her ...

Council moves toward tax levy

Tiffin City Council heard the first reading of legislation Monday that would put a 0.25-percent income tax levy on the Nov. 7 ballot. The special council meeting was held so legislation could be read three times and approved by council before the Aug. 9 deadline for ballot initiatives. ...

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At attention

Seneca County United Veterans Council’s honor guard participates in Seneca County Fair’s opening ceremony Monday morning.

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Gene Chintala (left), member of the Seneca County Fair Board, and Bob Berg (center) and Dorothy Berg, award a first-place ribbon to a china pottery entry during Crafts and Collections judging Monday.

‘Keep an open mind’

Two judges took time to “argue it out” Monday during Crafts and Collections judging during the 175th Annual Seneca County Fair. Dorothy and Bob Berg were the competition’s judges. The husband-and-wife team have been judging crafts and collections for the past five years. The ...

Clyde-GS BOE will have $1M carry-over

CLYDE — Clyde-Green Springs Exempted School district treasurer Meghan Rohde reported to board members Monday evening that the district expects to have more than $1.1 million in carryover. She said that with such a healthy balance, the district will be able to absorb future fluctuations. ...