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Fair Board talks about ideas for Rainey family memorial

The Seneca County Agricultural Society met Tuesday evening to discuss committee updates and donation options for the Rainey family memorial plans at the fairgrounds. Council President Brian Staib told the board he had been receiving phone calls from area residents about making donations to ...

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Seneca County Sheriff’s Office investigates possible overdose Seneca County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a possible overdose Thursday. At 1:36 p.m., it was reported a 48-year old male at 5874 W. Ash St. possibly had overdosed, according to a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office ...

Rebirth

Suzie Reineke (clockwise from left), Weston Reinbolt, Dave Spridgeon, his wife Angie, Ashley Caudill and Ashley Barger prepare to drink a celebratory glass of bourbon at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Renaissance of Tiffin Wednesday evening. Spridgeon said the business never would have ...

Man charged with burglary, 2 more sought

One man was arrested and warrants were issued for two others after a woman reported a burglary and assault Tuesday night. Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court records state a woman reported Robert Norville Jr., Robert Norville III and Cyle Carter broke into her trailer at 686 S. Sandusky St., Lot ...

On-the-scene investigators

Tiffin University students from the Introduction to Forensic Science class investigate at the site of a simulated bombing Wednesday morning at Bloomville Quarry.

One injured in single-vehicle accident

One person was injured in a single-vehicle accident at SR 67 and TR 58 Wednesday morning. Sgt. Matt Davis of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Raymond Davis, 30, of Clyde, was traveling in a 1997 Dodge Ram south on SR 67, went off the west side of the road and struck a tree. Davis ...

Cornhole fundraiser set for Saturday

When Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities members met Tuesday afternoon at the Opportunity Center, Human Resources Director Kimberly Groth thanked the Seneca County Chaplain Corps and Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services for their support for staff members following the death ...

Court briefs, Nov. 16

Fostoria man sentenced to serve community control A Fostoria man was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Elijah J. Keiffer, 19, had entered written pleas of guilty to charges of assault on a peace officer, ...

Tiffin Police investigating possible overdose Tuesday

Tiffin Police Department is investigating a possible overdose reported Tuesday. At 5:32 p.m., Tiffin Police Department received a report of the possible overdose of a 22-year old male at 52 Elmwood St., according to a Tiffin Police Department report. Sgt. Joe Feld of Tiffin Police ...

‘Rock the boat’

Heidelberg University students, faculty and staff were given a “supersized” treat from the featured speaker for the final fall HYPE Career Ready Program event Tuesday morning. Morgan Spurlock, writer, director, filmmaker and president and CEO of Warrior Poets Entertainment — who is best ...

$12.5M budget proposed for ’18

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz pitched a $12.5 million General Fund Budget for 2018 to city council Tuesday night. Under the plan, General Fund expenditures would be about $12,465,351 with revenues at about $11,639,759, making the city’s General Fund run a deficit of about $825,000, or 7.1 ...

County ponders parking garage

Seneca County commissioners heard short-term and long-term recommendations from a committee formed to deal with parking issues in downtown after the Seneca County Justice Center opens. Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff, chair of the parking committee, said a long-term ...

Man sentenced to 15 months in prison

A man who pleaded guilty to a charge in connection to a shooting in June was sentenced to prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Tuesday afternoon. Jerel M. Rhoades, 37, of Fostoria, had been charged with felonious assault, a second-degree ...

Region briefs, Nov. 15

Ritz offers matinee “Judgement at Nuremberg” is to be shown at 2 p.m. today at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $3. The season’s matinee movie series is “Close, but No Cigar,” featuring some of the greatest actresses never to win an Academy Award for Best ...

Police: Man dies of suspected heroin overdose in Findlay

FINDLAY — Findlay Police Department is investigating the death of a man Sunday who has Fostoria ties. Adam M. Lonsway, 34, died of a suspected heroin overdose, a Findlay Police Department spokesman said. An autopsy was to be conducted, and police were awaiting toxicology results ...

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Fostoria police investigate reported armed robbery FOSTORIA — Fostoria Police Department is investigating a report of an armed robbery. At 9:39 p.m. Monday, a woman at Hilton Food Mart, 121 S. Countyline St., called 911 and reported she just had been robbed, a police report states. The ...

New Riegel Board of Education looking to fill vacancy

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Board of Education members discussed a vacancy available on the board. A fifth member needs to be chosen by Jan. 30. Candidates must be a resident of the school district and a registered voter. Interested parties may email Board President Scott Hohman at ...

TU hosts major cyber confab

Experts in cybersecurity descended on Tiffin University for the 8th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium Monday and today. “It is quite an honor for a smaller university, like TU, to host this event after years of residency on much larger campuses,” said Scott Blough, executive director for the ...

Joey’s struggle

BELLEVUE — One year later, Bellevue residents gathered to hear the story of Joey Silcox Monday night at Bellevue High School. Joey’s mother, Lavin Schwan, and stepfather, Tom Schwan, told the story of their son’s battle with drug addiction during a community event. Silcox died Nov. ...

Oler named All-Ohio, Mohawk board of education hears

SYCAMORE — Athletic director Chip Dietrich announced at the Mohawk Board of Education meeting that senior Destini Oler has been named All-Ohio in two fall sports, cross country and volleyball. Dietrich is researching the last time a student athlete achieved All-Ohio in one season in two ...