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Advertiser-Tribune lands 2 state awards

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Advertiser-Tribune took home two awards Sunday in the annual Ohio Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition. The newspaper won second place for best explanatory reporting in Division I for its series “Harm and Hope.” The series, which ran Feb. 18-March 6, ...

Pictured is a rendering of the proposed design of Terra Village.

Terra introduces student housing

FREMONT — Student housing is coming to Terra State Community College’s campus, with construction slated to begin in July. Terra Village Holdings is the entity responsible for construction and operation of the new facility, temporarily named “Terra Village.” Jerome Webster, president ...

Shirley Schreiner (from left), Allan Schreiner, Mark Schreiner and Mike Schreiner take a break from farming to take a pose next to a tractor Saturday afternoon. The Schreiner family owns a farm in Republic.

Migrants keep agriculture running

Seneca County farmers and other local residents are aware of federal policy under the Donald Trump administration, but their focus is on the daily grind. According to PolitiFact, agriculture contributed $105 billion to Ohio’s total economic output of $898.7 billion in 2010, an 11.7 ...

‘Muslim ban’ could be problematic for colleges

Post-secondary education leaders likely are paying attention to President Donald Trump’s policies. According to College Factual — a website that collects information from sources including Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System from the National Center for Education Statistics, a ...


Class of 2017

Columbian High School graduates ring the bell in the courtyard after the 153rd annual commencement ceremony Saturday evening. The class of 2017 had about 165 graduates.



New Riegel's baseball team lifts the district championship trophy Saturday morning after defeating Calvert 11-1 in five innings in Clyde. The game had been suspended due to weather Friday and was completed Saturday. The Blue Jackets advance to regionals with the victory.

Market day

Scott (left) and Stacey Kiesel talk to a customer at the Kiesel Farms stand during the Fostoria farmers market Saturday afternoon. The next market is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 17 on Tiffin and Main streets

Council moves forward with grant

CAREY — An about face by a Carey councilmember Monday night could be the difference between the village’s completing a major electrical project now or having to delay a portion of it. Councilman Bob Styer voted in favor of an emergency resolution saying the village had sufficient funds ...



New Riegel's Michael Kirian (left) and Ben Dryfuse celebrate after Kirian scored a run during the district championship baseball game against Calvert in Clyde Friday evening. The game was suspended in the fourth inning due to weather, with New Riegel leading 7-1, and is to continue at 10 a.m. ...


Teacher of Excellence

Valerie Zeno (center), hospitality management instructor at Sentinel Career and Technology Center, received the ProStart Teacher of Excellence Award in Chicago Thursday night. Pictured with Zeno is Patricia Halper (left), executive director of the Ohio Restaurant Foundation Education ...

Possible overdose in Tiffin

A person had a possible overdose in the 100 block of Sycamore Street Friday evening.  Tiffin Fire Rescue Division was dispatched to 130 Sycamore St. at 6:46 p.m. for a possible overdose. The person was transported to Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital. This possible overdose follows three ...


Taylor doesn’t mind getting her toes wet

Taylor went to the Humane Society of Seneca County when her owners moved and decided they could not take her with them. She is good with cats, dogs and children. Taylor is snuggly and quirky — she dips her toes into the water to get a drink. You can see Taylor at the humane society, 2811 S. ...

Plane crashes in Hancock County

A plane crashed in a field near TR 242 and Forest Lake Drive in Marion Township Thursday night.  Dale Weaver, 79, of Findlay, was flying a 1983-84 CGS Hawk low above a field when the plane stalled and crashed, stated a Hancock County Sheriff’s Office release. The plane landed on both tires ...

Man indicted

A Tiffin man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Dylan A. Carter, 31, was charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine, one fourth-degree felony and one fifth-degree felony; and one count of trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony.

Register for dance classes

On Pointe Performing Arts Studio is accepting registration for fall classes. The new dance studio is located in Bodyworks, 1550 W. Market St. The studio, owned by Vicky Boehler, offers classes for students 3-18 at all levels. Classes include ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and hip-hop. On ...

Man pleads guilty

A Bettsville man pleaded guilty to a charge in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Jeremy W. Murphy 29, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of possession of heroin, a fourth-degree felony, court records state. The case was referred for a ...

Tiffin-Seneca County United Way 2016-17 Campaign Chairman Kevin Reser discusses the year’s campaign Thursday at National Machinery. Pat DeMonte looks on.


Organizations, businesses and individuals were recognized Thursday evening during the annual Tiffin-Seneca United Way Donor and Volunteer Recognition Dinner at National Machinery.  Patricia DeMonte, executive director, said the 2016-17 campaign — “Inspiring Hope to Frame a Better ...

Rick Reser and Renee Perry, co-owners of The Empire at 138, accept a Main Street Tiffin Award Thursday night for their spirit of revitalization, during the third annual Tiffin Downtown Summit.

Marking downtown successes

The third Tiffin Downtown Summit, held at Heidelberg University Thursday evening, gave attendees a glimpse of the future of a community branding initiative and a chance to celebrate the past year’s downtown successes. Community leaders, business owners and other Seneca Industrial and ...

Eatery anniversary

Tiffin’s Buffalo Wild Wings is celebrating its one-year anniversary and supporting local law enforcement officers. The restaurant, located at 100 Shaffer Park Drive, is donating 15 percent of sales, excluding alcohol and tax, 4-9 p.m. June 4 to Harold J. Fraley Sr. Fraternal Order of Police ...

Panel gets sneak-preview

By Kaye Fisher Correspondent FREMONT — Members received candy bars from two medal-winning robotics students during Thursday’s Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers board meeting. What made these bars sweeter was that they were created by students. A mold for the bars was ...