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Fed OKs $418,560 grant for Carey

CAREY – It was not the amount the village was hoping for, but it’s better than nothing. Due to Carey moving forward with a higher bid for the Continental Structural Plastics substation, the U.S. Economic Development Agency only will fund $418,560 of the $2.26 million project. At its ...

Council seeks banner sponsors

REPUBLIC — Republic Councilman Mike Schreiner informed members Monday night that 20 banners — 10 for summer and 10 for winter — are to cost $95 each. He is to contact organizations and businesses in the community for sponsors. The banners will have the sponsors’ names on them in the ...

Village changes some residential addresses

GREEN SPRINGS — Green Springs Village Council members heard of changes being made to addresses within the village during their meeting Monday night. Police Chief Charlie Horne said 22 locations have had their addresses changed, with some simply having the address number changed, and others ...

Manufacturing still an option for entrepreneurs

Most discussions of new businesses and jobs include some mention of manufacturing. The history of business in the Tiffin area is well known in terms of the manufacturing jobs that have left the area over the years. During the campaign, President Donald Trump made promises to keep ...

Region Briefly, Feb. 22

Small business seminars planned FREMONT – Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is to offer free, two-hour seminars, Small Business Basics, throughout the month of March. The schedule of seminars is as follows: • 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 1 at Ottawa ...

Briefly, Feb. 22

Board to meet Seneca County Law Library Resources Board is to meet at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at Clover Club. Man pleads guilty to assault A Sycamore man pleaded guilty to a charge in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. David R. Taube, 38, had been charged ...

Community calendar, Feb. 22

Today Religions of India: A Community Dialogue, 6:30 p.m. Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, Frost Kalnow Room. (419) 447-3751 or www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org/. Thursday Preschool Story Time, 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. For children 3-6 years old. (419) 447-3751. Community ...

Senior calendar, Feb. 22

Commission on Aging Nutrition Program Thursday — Sloppy joe sandwich, chicken noodle with vegetable soup, salad, kiwi, milk. Friday — Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas, peaches, bread, animal crackers, milk. Monday — Ham, sweet potato puffs, green beans, pineapple, roll, milk. Tuesday ...

Seneca County Commissioners

Seneca County commissioners are to meet 10 a.m. today at the commissioners office, 111 Madison St. In old business, commissioners will discuss the joint justice center and will hear an update on prosecutor’s office renovations from the county’s assistant administrator, Tanya Hemmer. In ...

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Firefighters work at the scene of a fire at 7540 W. CR 18 Monday.

Buildings burn on CR 18

Two barns and a tractor burned in Loudon Township Monday afternoon. The fire at 7540 W. CR 18 was reported about 4:15 p.m., and personnel from Bascom Joint Fire District, Bascom EMS and NBS Joint Fire District responded. Garry Ruble, training officer for Bascom Joint Fire District, said the ...

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A firefighting crew works at the scene of a brush fire at 4965 S. TR 1173 Monday afternoon.

Eden Twp. brush fire gets out of control

Firefighters from two departments responded to a brush fire in Eden Township Monday afternoon. The fire on TR 1173 was reported about 1:30 p.m. Danny Leeth, assistant fire chief for Sycamore Volunteer Fire Department, said the homeowner was burning brush, and the small fire got out of ...

A-T finalist in annual contest

The Advertiser-Tribune has been named a finalist in two categories of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors’ 2016 newspaper contest. The staff is a finalist in the Best Explanatory Reporting category for it’s heroin series, published Feb. 28-March 6 titled “Harm and hope.” Editor ...

Tiffin BOE meeeting

Tiffin Board of Education has scheduled a special board meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 W. Market St. The topic of the meeting will be the superintendent search. The board will go into executive session and there will be no action.

TC BOE Finance

Committee to meet Tiffin City Board of Education’s Finance Committee is to meet at 4:30 p.m. today at the Administration Building, 244 S. Monroe St.

Driver stopped for speeding, charged in murder attempt

FREMONT (AP) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol said an Illinois driver was stopped for speeding on the Ohio Turnpike and then charged with attempted murder after a trooper noticed signs of violence. Troopers said the 57-year-old Peoria woman and a passenger were taken to a hospital with ...

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This kit is used by EMTs during heroin overdoses. Naloxone is inside the displayed injector and goes through the nasal spray tip which is attached. The drug is also available to the general public through pharmacies. 

Need for naloxone grows

Saturday night, a man died of a suspected heroin overdose after at least one dose of naloxone was administered, according to a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office report. It is just the most recent example of why the life-saving drug and education on its usage has become more important than ...

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Valerie Zeno (left) hospitality management instructor, earned the Ohio ProStart 2017 Teacher of Excellence award Sunday. She is pictured with Elissa Heal (center), director of Sentinel CTC and Greg Edinger (right), superintendent of Vangard-Sentinel.

Sentinel instructor named Teacher of Excellence

COLUMBUS — Sentinel Career and Technology Center’s hospitality management instructor was named the Ohio ProStart 2017 Teacher of Excellence during a ceremony Sunday. Valerie Zeno, who has been with Sentinel for three years, received the award, which recognizes teachers who embrace ...

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Help find a forever home for Pearl

Pearl is a female American pit bull terrier and was found as a stray with no owner to claim her. She appears to be about 40 pounds and about a year old. Because she is a stray we are unsure of the past shot history. Pearl is available for adoption from the Seneca County Dog Warden for $30, ...

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Tiffin Middle School History Teacher Ben Gillig (back) stands behind the judges table during Trivia Night in September at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. Also pictured are former Adult Services Librarian Coleman Mahler (standing left) and judges for the event were Library Director Matt Ross (sitting, from left), Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz and Columbian high school intervention specialist Chris Kopp.

Trivia night event comes to downtown

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. are teaming up to host Trivia Night in Downtown Tiffin at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Phat Cakes, 45 S. Washington St. Tiffin Middle School History Teacher Ben Gillig is to host the event, which he said is the third ...

Man dies in suspected overdose in Bettsville

BETTSVILLE — A man died of a suspected overdose in the 100 block of State Street in Bettsville Friday night. The man, whose name has not yet been released as the family has not been notified, was having a medical emergency at 123 State St. when Bettsville fire, Bascom fire and the Echo unit ...