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Equipment donated for Green Springs playground

GREEN SPRINGS — Green Springs Village Council members accepted a donation of playground equipment at their meeting Monday night. Councilman Duane Shock and his wife, Sherry, presented illustrations, a description and the quote for the playset. The set features four slides, several ...

ODOT projects could lead to detours

Several Ohio Department of Transportation projects could lead to detours and road closures for travelers in the coming months. • Bridge repairs on North Sandusky Street between Miami and Hudson streets are scheduled to start Monday. The project, which is to be completed in August, will ...

Hopewell-Loudon Board of Ed to meet

Hopewell-Loudon Board of Ed to meet BASCOM - The Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the school’s conference room, to consider the investigation of a complaint against a staff member.

Fostoria woman indicted

A Fostoria woman was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Jennifer R. Henderson, 31, was charged with trafficking in cocaine, a fourth-degree felony. The grand jury found the alleged offense occurred within the vicinity of a child, according to her indictment.

Commissioners to discuss joint justice center today

Seneca County commissioners are to meet at 9:30 a.m. today for a work session at the commissioners’ office, 111 Madison St. At 10 a.m., the board is to hold its regular meeting. During the work session, representatives from the Seneca County Soil and Water Conservation District are to ...

Seneca East band to compete at state

ATTICA – The Seneca East High march band received a “I” superior rating during competitions in March, moving on to compete this month. “Our band has had a great year,” Dana Willman, Seneca East band director said. The band performed at the District 2 Large Group Adjudicated Event in ...

Man injured in Hancock County accident

A man was injured in a single-vehicle accident on SR 103 east of Arlington in Madison Township Saturday night, a Hancock County Sheriff's Office release stated. John D. Bond, 62, of Forest, was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer west on SR 103 when he went off the south side of the road, into an ...

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Tiffin Police Department  officers work at the scene of a standoff at 97 Jackson St. Saturday evening.

Tiffin man in custody after standoff

A standoff between a man accused of making homicidal and suicidal threats and Tiffin Police Department ended peacefully Saturday night. James D. Pennington, 54, was taken into custody at his residence at 97 Jackson St. about 8:35 p.m., about two and a half hours after the standoff started, ...

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State Highway Patrol personnel inspect a four-wheeler involved in an accident on CR 27 Saturday.

Teen hurt in ATV crash

WEST LODI — A West Lodi teenager was flown from the scene of an all-terrain vehicle accident in Reed Township by Life Flight Saturday afternoon. The accident on CR 27 near CR 24 was reported about 2 p.m. Sgt. Jordan Schwochow of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Ashley ...

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Capt. Mike Klaiss of Bettsville Volunteer Fire Department watches as Life Flight prepares to leave the scene on CR 31 early Saturday morning.

Man taken by Life Flight

A man was critically injured in an accident on CR 31 in Liberty Township early Saturday morning. Trooper Ethan Branham of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Nathan Jividen, 33, of Gibsonburg, was driving a Ford Taurus north on CR 31. The vehicle went off the right side of the ...

Family fun

One-year-old Brighton Feasel (left) and his aunt, Ava Laird, 11, play on an inflatable bounce house during Family Fest at Tiffin Community YMCA Saturday afternoon. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Travel trailer destroyed by fire

REPUBLIC — A camper was destroyed by fire Friday night. According to Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, a person reported at 8:36 p.m. a 30-foot travel trailer was engulfed on the property at 9480 E. TR 124. Personnel from Scipio-Republic Fire Department, Republic EMS, Bloom Township ...

Attica introduces prospective part-time village officers

ATTICA — Village council members approved an amended ordinance Thursday to hire Steven Palmer as arbitrator of civil citations from the photo speed technology for $150 per month when they are on the docket and $75 for months with no cases, waiving the three-reading rule. Police Chief Keith ...

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Sweet Rigatoni needs a home

Rigatoni arrived at the Humane Society of Seneca County in May with her mother and two siblings. The others were adopted and she was left alone and depressed. She was moved in with other cats at the shelter, who also got adopted. Rigatoni is sweet and enjoys the company of other cats. She has ...

CROSSWAEH board to meet Friday

The CROSSWAEH Facility Governing Board is to meet at 1 p.m. Friday at the CROSSWAEH facility, 3055 S. SR 100, Tiffin.

Women’s one-day conference

Finding Grace: A one-day women’s conference Harmony United Methodist Church, 6487 S. CR 19, plans a women’s conference for 3-5 p.m. May 7 in the church’s worship center. The conference is to feature Ohio native Betsy Kniffin offering testimony, humor and song as she shares the ...

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Tiffin Fire Rescue Division personnel help load a person into a Life Flight helicopter at Hedges-Boyer Park Thursday evening.

Life Flight called to park

Life Flight was called to a Tiffin park for a boy rescued from a creek Thursday evening. According to Tiffin Police Department, a person reported about 7 p.m. that a 17-year-old boy had a possible broken leg at Hedges-Boyer Park. The department was informed the boy was in a creek, and people ...

Offering ideas

Seneca County commissioners discussed project ideas for a $50,000 historical grant with residents and representatives from local museums Thursday. Grant funding totaling $50,000 was awarded to Seneca County after Rover Pipeline personnel destroyed a house that had historical ...

Mental evaluation ordered for suspect

The mental condition of a Findlay man accused of attempting to stab a police officer with a knife in March is to be evaluated. Vincent J. Fedele, 34, was indicted on charges of felonious assault, a first-degree felony, and resisting arrest, a fourth-degree felony. His competency to stand ...

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On the hunt

Area children and their families participate in Tiffin University’s annual Christi Thomas Memorial Easter Egg Hunt Thursday. The event was sponsored by TU’s Student Government.