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Arts festival announces entertainment lineup BOWLING GREEN — The Black Swamp Arts Festival is excited to announce its 2019 Main Stage music lineup, headlined by The War and Treaty, Shinyribs, and Toledo’s own sacred steel band Nikki D & the Browns. The 27th annual Black Swamp Arts ...

Two hurt in Hancock County accident

An Attica woman was cited after a three-vehicle accident at US 224 and TR 215 in Hancock County’s Marion Township Tuesday morning. According to a release from Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Olivia Sexton, 18, of Findlay, was driving a 2014 Ford Escape east on US 224, and Nicole ...

White selected as Ohio’s Knight of the Year by fraternal group

Dan White recently was named Knight of the Year from among 58,000 members by the Ohio Knights of Columbus, the first time a Seneca County man has been selected for the honor. “This is an individual award, but it doesn’t exist outside of a council, without all the things that led up to all ...

No measles in Ohio yet, but vaccines highly recommended

Although measles isn’t an imminent threat in Seneca County, two public health nurses at Seneca County General Health District said it’s still a good idea for county residents to understand how the highly-contagious virus could affect them. The nurses said anyone — adult or child — who ...

Terra reinstates athletics program in fall

FREMONT – After being put on hold in 2017, Terra State Community College is finally ready to reinstate its athletics program starting this fall. Terra State’s board of trustees approved the three sports of women’s and men’s basketball and women’s volleyball in March. The decision ...

Mohawk board hears why kids like therapy dog

SYCAMORE — Mohawk Board of Education heard testimony from elementary students as to why the district should have a permanent therapy dog like Luna, who was a therapy dog in training this past year. They cited Luna’s ability to calming anxieties, forming emotional connections with individual ...

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Events announced to help local animal shelter The following is a list of upcoming events benefiting the Seneca County Humane Society: • Garage Sale - Sept. 28 and 29. • Hawgs for Dawgs – Aug. 3. • Annual Bash - Feb. 1. Mental health board meetings coming up Mental Health and ...

Calvert students show artistic ability

Calvert Catholic High School art students are tested not only on their artistic ability, but on how well they use the skills their teacher teaches in the classroom. Calvert art teacher Marla Shultz works hard to implement and build her students’ strengths in the elements and principles of ...

Tiffin man appears in court on drug-related charges

A Tiffin man served a 12-count indictment that included drug trafficking charges involving four drugs appeared before Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley Monday afternoon. Kyle M. Baker, 25, pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, one ...

Council to rearrange employees in engineer’s office, public works

Tiffin City Council met in special session Monday to consider restructuring the City Engineer’s Office and the Public Works Department. The proposal, according to City Engineer Matt Watson, would be to increase efficiency and functionality of both departments, be a cost-saving measure, ...

Fostoria man accused of theft from Seneca County EMS

A Fostoria man who served with Bascom EMS allegedly used an EMS credit card to fill his personal vehicle’s gas tank several times, according to Seneca County Clerk of Courts records and Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office. John E. Robinson, 33, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on ...

EMS volunteer named health care worker of the year

Dennis Hanlon, a Seneca County EMS volunteer of 31 years, was named the 2019 Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year by Mercy Health at a ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in the Easton Town Center in Columbus Tuesday. Hanlon, a registered nurse who works as nursing administration shift ...

Rustic Flair offering DIY workshop space

Just opened in May is a new DIY workshop studio for anyone wanting to gather together and create something with their own personal flair. Jen Burns is the owner of Rustic Flair & Brush, 113 Melmore St. It’s open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and for scheduled private ...

Parks, IWL host 100 for fishing fun

The Tiffin-Seneca chapter of the Izaak Walton League hosted Tiffin Park & Recreation Department’s annual youth fishing derby Saturday. Cars lined the lot and the road’s edge just beyond the chapter’s stocked fishing pond, where nearly 100 kids and accompanying adults fished from ...

Smiles at St. Wendelin Festival

Colin Gosche and Gabriel Pugh, of New Riegel, enjoy a ride at the St. Wendelin Festival Saturday at the former St. Wendelin High School in Fostoria, and people take part in bounce houses and games, and take time to visit.

Celebrating 60 years

Camp Glen Director Jeff North stands at the entrance to the camp’s rope course Sunday. Camp Glen invited the public to an open house Sunday in celebration of the camp’s 60th anniversary this year. A summer camp location for Camp Fire Northwest Ohio, based in Findlay, North said Camp Glen ...

Buckeye Bus rolls into Tiffin

Mercy Health — Tiffin Hospital hosted The Ohio State University President Dr. Michael Drake, a group of students and Brutus Friday. Drake chose to visit Tiffin as part of his annual summer tour of sites in Ohio. Lynn Detterman, president of Mercy Health — Toldeo Rural Market; Don Kline, ...

Tiffin man charged with 10 counts of drug trafficking

A Tiffin man was served a 12-count indictment that included drug trafficking charges involving four drugs Thursday afternoon. Kyle M. Baker, 25, was charged with 10 counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, one first-degree felony, two second-degree felonies, three third-degree felonies and ...

Exciting times in local parks

• Thumbs up to the excitement found in local parks during the evenings of those first couple weeks that school is out. A place like Hedges-Boyer Park, for example, showcases everything that is great about the Tiffin area — people of all ages recreating in a multitude of ways. • Thumbs ...

Transitioning to Tiffin life and becoming a local

A couple of months ago, my wife and I snuck into town somewhat incognito. I visited with staff and leaders at The Advertiser-Tribune, and Betsy drove around the neighborhoods of Tiffin, asking a few people about this area along the way. We ate dinner, stayed the night, and headed back to ...