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Board approves four façade grants for downtown businesses

Four façade enhancement grants were approved Tuesday by the Architectural Board of Review including roof repairs for three buildings in downtown Tiffin. The owners had requested $5,743 to replace and repair exterior doors and for masonry repointing at 145-147 Madison St., and $3,962 for 25 ...

Columbian grad witnesses Notre Dame Cathedral fire

A 2016 Columbian High School graduate witnessed Monday’s fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. Ashley Huntington — daughter of Heidelberg University president and first lady, Rob Huntington and Susan McCafferty — shared her thoughts through email Monday. “There was a moment in which I could ...

Mother shares grief of son’s OD death

A mother shared her story of grief after losing her son to the opioid epidemic Monday morning at Columbian High School. Lavin Schwan along with her husband, Tom, told the story of their son, Joey, who died of a drug overdoes in November 2016. “I was born into a family with addiction,” ...

Council, Judge Repp discuss disagreement

Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court Judge addressed council stating he has been transparent with his request. Judge Mark Repp addressed Tiffin City Council Monday evening during oral communications about his court-ordered memorandum to reorganize the probation department and divide payments to ...

City to benefit from gas tax

The state gas tax increase is to help assist in repairing streets and bridges in the city of Tiffin. Mayor Aaron Montz said during the Tiffin City Council Meeting Monday evening that the Ohio gasoline tax increase revenue for the city is expected to be $375,000 annually, to be divided into ...

Man flown by Life Flight after semi accident

McCUTCHENVILLE — A Washington man was flown from the scene of a semi accident on SR 53, near TR 26, Monday morning. Trooper Sean Williams of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Michael D. Tyner Jr., 22, of Missouri, was driving a 2019 Freightliner hauling about 40,000 pounds of ...

Michaels decides not to rebrand Tiffin’s Pat Catan’s

The Michaels Cos. Inc. has decided not to rebrand Tiffin’s Pat Catan’s store as a Michaels store. Tiffin’s Pat Catan’s store is located at 646 W. Market St. in Westgate Village Shopping Center. In January, Michaels announced its decision to close all of its Pat Catan’s ...

Man admits assaulting Fostoria officer

A Fostoria man admitted Monday he assaulted a police officer. Scyular D.J. Thompson, 26, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault on a peace officer, a fourth-degree felony, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. According to court records, ...

Man charged with felonious assault

A Fostoria man has been accused of causing serious physical harm to a man. Jonathan R. Gribben, 32, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on a charge of felonious assault, a second-degree felony, according to court records. He allegedly caused serious physical harm to Daniel Sensabaugh ...

Correction, April 16

Corrections and clarifications are printed on this page. To contact The A-T about one, please call the office (419) 448-3200, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. ——— In the Seneca County commissioners meeting story in Friday's paper, a bid amount was reported ...

C-GS board considers preschool

CLYDE — During the special meeting of the Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School Board of Education Sunday evening, members discussed the possibility of the district running its own preschool program instead of North Point Educational Service Center. Treasurer Meghan Rohde noted the ...

Republic council hears park update

REPUBLIC — Republic council extended a tip of the hat to Lions Club members for the work they do in keeping Community Park one of the best parks in the county. Councilman Mike Schreiner reported on meeting with Lions Club members to discuss upgrades they have planned for the park. A new ...

Briefs, April 16

Finance Committee to meet today Tiffin City Board of Education’s Finance Committee is to meet at 5:15 p.m. today at the Administration Building, 244 S. Monroe St. OSS special meeting Wednesday A special meeting of the Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Solid Waste District board of directors is to ...

Council meets today in renovated chamber

Tiffin City Council is to hold its first meeting in the Tiffin City Council chamber since renovations were completed. City Administrator Dale Thornton said everything was stripped down to the bare walls and construction crews added new carpeting, a conference table, tempered glass, four new ...

City Hall gets updates in many offices

Several offices in Tiffin City Hall have been recently renovated.  City Administrator Dale Thornton said employees from Tiffin Public Works Department as well as from Tiffin Park and Recreation Department did most of the work. He said the city council committee room now adjoins the ...

Two people injured in accident at Denny’s

Two people were injured in an accident at Denny’s, 315 W. Market St., Sunday afternoon. Officer Molly Coleman of Tiffin Police Department said Jeane Taylor, 62, of Republic, was traveling east on West Market Street in a 2011 Nissan Altima with Thomas Taylor, 68, of Republic. Jeane Taylor ...

Local World War II veteran turns 100 today

One of the oldest veterans in Seneca County, a man who served in World War II, turns100 years old today. Arthur Breidenbach, who was born on this day in 1919, said he was in the first draft of the war and had a pretty high number in the county, but he didn’t have to report until 1942 after ...

Man injured in explosion

BLOOMVILLE — A man was injured in an explosion at 6341 E. CR 6 Saturday morning. Chief Nate Blaser of Bloom Township Fire Department said a man was out in his shop cutting the top of an oil barrel off and it hadn’t been cleaned all the way. The barrel exploded and contents of the barrel ...

Sara Evans at The Ritz

Country music artist Sara Evans performs at The Ritz Theatre Saturday evening. Her songs include “Born To Fly,” “Suds in the Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place to Start” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” according to the theater’s website.

Finding a purpose

Stephanie Smith says she is a human being who went through a terrible heroin addiction and now is a successful member of the community. This week, Smith, who has been clean for 15 months, attended her last session of the Participating in Victory of Transition program before graduation and ...