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Seneca County Veterans Service Office to be at Tiffin Flea Market

Personnel from the Seneca County Veterans Service Office is to be at the Tiffin Flea Market at Seneca County Fairgrounds, 100 Hopewell Ave., today and Sunday. The personnel are to be in their building near the grandstand, according to a release. The flea market is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today ...

NR board to meet

New Riegel Local Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the office concerence room to consider litigation-related items.

Board of revision to meet Tuesday

Seneca County Board of Revision is to meet Tuesday immediately following the 9 a.m. Budget Commission meeting in the auditor’s office to review destroyed and abandoned manufactured homes. For more information, contact Seneca County Auditor’s Office.

Grand jury hands up multiple indictments

Two people were indicted by a Seneca County grand jury in connection to a high-speed chase in May. Seneca County Sheriff’s Office deputies had been sent to First National Bank of Sycamore in New Riegel for a report of someone in a dark-colored mini van trying to break into an ATM May ...

Anti-wind group cites emails twixt Stacy, CICE

A man who opposes wind turbine projects in Seneca and surrounding counties has alleged what he called "alarming" and "concerning" correspondence between county officials and a pro-clean energy organization. According to a news release from Seneca Anti-Wind Union member Chris Aichholz, a member ...

Sandusky, Seneca commissioners discuss DJFS ombudsman

Seneca County commissioners met with Sandusky County commissioners Thursday morning to discuss potential collaboration opportunities including a way that could improve children’s services in both counties. Sandusky County Commissioner Kay Reiter said her board has noticed an increase in ...

H-L board recognizes athletes

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education began its Wednesday meeting by recognizing the runners and their coaches who participated in the OHSAA Track and Field Championships in Columbus. Superintendent Dave Alvarado said their successes were a great orientation to the new all-weather ...

Briefly, June 15

Tiffin woman sentenced to community control A Tiffin woman was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Sheila M. Burdine, 36, had pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree ...

Man pleads guilty to sex counts

A Tiffin man admitted Wednesday afternoon he engaged in sexual conduct with a 13-year-old girl. Cody A. Swank, 25, pleaded guilty to three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, all third-degree felonies, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s ...

Putting on a show

High school students practice choreography for upcoming musical performances this weekend as part of the second annual Heidelberg University School of Music & Theatre Summer Camp. Campers are to perform two shows as the culmination to the week. Performances are by the band, choir, jazz ...

Green Springs woman killed in crash

A Green Springs woman died in a SR 19 accident in Sandusky County Tuesday night. According to a release from the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol, Samantha Harris, 39, was traveling north on SR 19 in a 2008 Toyota RAV 4. Harris lost control of her vehicle on a curve, slid off the west ...

Auditor: Beware of card skimmers

Seneca County Auditor Julie Adkins wants to remind residents to be aware of credit card skimmers that could be at gas stations. Last month, Adkins and other Northwest Ohio county auditors conducted a “skimmer sweep” to help protect travelers from illegal credit card skimmers. “With ...

Magnus Terra honored

Tiffin University honored past and present members of Magnus Terra Co. Wednesday afternoon. The university recognized the small real estate investment group with the naming of the area located behind the Main Classroom Building the Magnus Terra Commons, which is to provide another location for ...

Sycamore to raise utility rates

SYCAMORE — Sycamore Village Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to raise water and sewage rates, waiving a 30-day waiting period before the ordinance goes into effect. Rates are to raise by a base rate of $1.50 plus 3 percent every year. Sewage rates now are to be $24.85 for 100 ...

Seneca East hires new coach

ATTICA — Seneca East Athletic Director Doug Mason announced the hiring of Chris Long for the position of high school boy’s basketball head coach at Monday night’s board of education meeting. Long graduated from Willard High School and received a bachelor’s degree in sports management ...

Briefly, June 14

Man admits community control violation A Fostoria man admitted he violated the terms of his community control. Nathan A. Murphy, 26, admitted the violation during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Kelbley continued his community control and ...

Wind proponents offer views

A group of people who plan to lease land to wind turbine companies for alternative energy projects in Seneca and surrounding counties met in Green Springs Tuesday to discuss benefits of the projects. The event took place at Baldosser Farms and was observed by State Rep. Bill Reineke, ...

Turbines topic for county board

Seneca County commissioners discussed wind turbine projects Tuesday morning and one commissioner vowed to work with residents to attempt to find a compromise. Last week, Commissioner Mike Kerschner changed his stance on the project and moved to rescind the county’s Alternative Energy Zone. ...

SR 53 accident

Rescue personnel work at the scene of an accident on SR 53, south of McCutchenville, Tuesday morning after a van went off the road. A Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said the accident was reported at 10:57 a.m., and Sycamore Volunteer Fire and Rescue and the sheriff’s office ...

Board visits Republic park

Seneca County Park District board Tuesday approved a resolution to become a partner in an AmeriCorps grant and toured Republic village park. The board met at the Republic village offices in the first of four summer meetings during which park board members and staff plan to tour community ...