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Blue Jacket spirit

The New Riegel student section supports the boys basketball team during the game against Calvert in New Riegel Friday. The Senecas claimed a 52-50 overtime victory. For complete coverage, see Page 1B. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Man accused of raping girl, 4

A Fostoria man has been accused of raping a 4-year-old girl. Julian Magallanes, 26, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on charges of rape, a first-degree felony, and gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony, Jan. 24. He turned himself in at Seneca County Sheriff’s Office about ...

Tiffin woman sentenced to six months in prison on drug charge

A Tiffin woman was sentenced to six months in prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Friday. Meagon C.L. Jonas, 28, pleaded guilty to a charge of trafficking in cocaine, a fourth-degree felony, The offense was committed in the vicinity of ...

Police chief reminds Attica residents about clearing snow from sidewalks

ATTICA — Village Police Chief Keith Turner reminded residents that sidewalks are to be cleaned within 24 hours after a snowfall. Village ordinances may be found at the library. Turner said North Central Electric Co-operative Inc. has invited his department to participate in the annual board ...

Pumped up

Hopewell-Loudon's Olivia Zender (left) and Kyleigh Krupp get fired up for the game against Pandora-Gilboa in Bascom Thursday evening. The Chieftains won, 61-30. For complete coverage, see Page 1B. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Gun at Mohawk leads to lockdown

SYCAMORE — A male student has been detained after a weapon was found in his locker at Mohawk Local Schools Thursday afternoon, resulting in the school being put on lockdown. The incident was reported about 1 p.m., Superintendent Ken Ratliff said. Students told Assistant Principal Brooke ...

‘Somebody is me’

A woman who holds a leadership role in the Seneca County Democratic Party is running for Seneca County commissioner. Cheryl Radin-Norman, who moved from Connecticut to Tiffin in 2011 and is secretary of the county party’s executive committee, filed paperwork to run in the May 8 Democratic ...

Rep. Reineke plans for another term

State Rep. Bill Reineke is to seek a third term this year. In a news release, Reineke, R-Tiffin, announced he filed paperwork to seek re-election to the 88th Ohio House District seat. He has served the district, which includes all of Sandusky County and most of Seneca County, since ...

Grand jury hands down indictments

Five people were served indictments at Seneca County Jail Thursday afternoon. Seth O. Geyer-Speer, 18, of Fostoria, was charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; felonious assault, a second-degree felony; and endangering children and domestic violence, first-degree ...

Briefly, Feb. 9

FPD responds to possible overdose Fostoria Police Department responded to a possible overdose Wednesday afternoon. The department received a 911 call at 4:57 p.m. for a possible overdose at 399 Fall St., according to a Fostoria Police Department report. A man was transported to ProMedica ...

Expect a scan

Seneca County Jail began using a new piece of equipment Monday. Seneca County Sheriff Bill Eckelberry said a body scanner was installed at the jail in January and personnel began using it Monday. He said everyone entering the jail is to be scanned. Inmates returning from work release are ...

Issues, hopefuls filed with election board

Several candidates and ballot issues are a step closer to appearing on the May 8 primary ballot for Seneca County voters. Seneca County Board of Elections Deputy Director Lori Ritzler said the deadline for petitions was 4 p.m. Wednesday. She said staff members have begun validating signatures ...

It’s only a test

Mark Miller (left), a member of Tiffin Lions Club sight committee, screens the vision of Lincoln Pre-K student Ashton Rife Wednesday morning at the school. The club provides free vision screening to preschool students in the area using the PlusOptix eye screening machine. Each student screened ...

Community helps Bloomville fire victims

BLOOMVILLE — Members of the community are organizing efforts to help family members whose house was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning. Firefighters from Bloom Township Fire Department, Attica-Venice-Reed Fire District, Scipio-Republic Fire Department, Lykens Township Fire Department ...

Author to speak as part of Community Read

The 2018 Community Read hosted by Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is under way, and features the book “Thunder Dog” by Michael Hingson. Hingson is to speak to the community at 7 p.m. March 15 at Seneca County Opportunity Center, 780 E. CR 20, with an open house starting at 5:30 p.m. He also ...

Fire destroys SR 19 home

BLOOMVILLE — A fire destroyed a house and claimed the lives of several animals near Bloomville early Tuesday morning. The fire at 3463 S. SR 19 was reported to Seneca County Sheriff’s Office about 3 a.m. The house is owned by Benjamin and Mary Ann Reinhart, according to the Seneca County ...

Edging closer

Seneca County commissioners are eyeing several dates as officials prepare to move into the Seneca County Justice Center. Commissioner Holly Stacy said during a meeting Tuesday morning that the group expects the Lady Justice statue to be placed on top of the cupola soon. The date has been moved ...

Fostoria panel votes on newest member

FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council members recommended a local resident for appointment to the city’s vacant Third Ward council seat Tuesday night. Mike Hopple, who has lived in Fostoria since 1993, was recommended by council for appointment to the seat, which has been vacant since the ...

Reineke Dealerships buys 2 Tiffin businesses

A local auto dealership announced the purchase of two local companies Tuesday. According to a Reineke Family Dealerships release, Reineke RV has acquired Fort Ball RV & Auto Sales and Eclipse Auto Care in Tiffin. “We’re looking forward to serving customers in and around the Tiffin ...

Donations sought for family after fire

BLOOMVILLE — Donations are being collected to assist members of the Reinhart family after a fire destroyed their home near Bloomville early Tuesday morning. Clothing, personal items and dog food can be dropped off at Mohawk Local School and First National Bank, Bloomville. A 12-year-old ...