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More window damage reported to police

Tiffin Police Department received additional reports of windows damaged Sunday and Monday. About 3:40 p.m. Sunday, a person reported windows were broken on Ann Street, and glass was in an alley. About 5 p.m. Sunday, a Penn Street resident reported a window was broken with a BB gun, a police ...

Republic council hears of events, chooses signs

REPUBLIC — Republic council members met Monday evening and learned of several future events. Councilman Kevin Thompson announced a Veterans Day breakfast starting at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Masonic Lodge followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. at the American Legion. Breakfast is free to all ...

Court briefly, Nov. 6

Man sentenced to community control A Newark man was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. In July, Rayshawn C. Hardison, 26, pleaded guilty to charges of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle and ...

Operation Christmas Child gives gift boxes to kids in need

Members of The Journey Church, 2531 S. SR 100, and women from CROSSWAEH packed about 75 shoe boxes as part of Operation Christmas Child Sunday evening. Church member Cynthia Ramsdell said Operation Christmas Child, a part of Samaritan’s Purse, focuses on sending hygiene items, school ...

Absentee ballots must be postmarked today to count

Absentee voters may have received a Republican slate ticket in the mail recently with incorrect information, according to David Koehl, chairman of the Seneca County Republican party and Seneca County Board of Elections board member. He said a recent news release explained the process of ...

Author Fields signs books at county museum

The Seneca County Museum’s “Mad Dog Killers” exhibit served as a backdrop for a book signing Saturday by Ohio author Scott Fields. More than 60 people stopped by to purchase copies of his book, “The Mansfield Killings,” a novel based on a real-life crime spree, part of which happened ...

Autumn walk

A group of walkers enjoy a fall afternoon Sunday on the trail amid the fading fall foliage at Schekelhoff Nature Preserve along the Sandusky River. Pictured are (front from left) Brandon Nye, Adalyn Nye and Ed Bour. Behind them are Andrea Nye, Alec Nye and Jane Weber.

Police investigating window damage spree

The windows of several vehicles in the area of Coe, South Jefferson and Hedges streets were shot with a BB gun Saturday night, according to Tiffin Police Department. Sgt. Joseph Feld of Tiffin Police Department said he did not have a dollar value on the amount of damage that was caused, but ...

Victorious

Fans greet the bus carrying Calvert’s regional champion volleyball team at Madison and Jefferson streets Saturday afternoon. The Senecas beat Leipsic 3-0 for the regional title and advanced to the state semifinal match at noon Thursday at Wright State University’s Nutter Center. A Tiffin ...

Kerchner objects to size of tax break for wind project

Seneca County Commissioner Mike Kerschner says he wants the community to know “the real truth” about the area’s wind projects. Kerschner has spoken publicly against the wind energy projects, especially the PILOT — payment in lieu of taxes — program under the alternative energy zone ...

Woman injured in South SR 4 accident

A woman was injured in an accident on South SR 4 Friday evening. Trooper Margaret Clay of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Jacklyn Cleary, 38, of Green Springs, was traveling south on South SR 4, crossed the center line, veered off the left side of the road and went into a ...

Still life on display

Carol K. Hoffman (center) speaks with guests at an open house of her still life paintings exhibit Saturday evening at Tiffin Art Guild, 130 S. Washington St. Hoffman said she paints right from life, which is the only real way to create still life paintings. She said people should come to the ...

Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Monday

Some Seneca County residents may have received a Republican slate ticket for the general election in the mail recently that included incorrect information about how to return absentee ballots. A news release is reminding voters that completed absentee ballots cannot be returned to a polling ...

Husted visits Tiffin

PHOTO BY JACOB GURNEY Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted speaks as (from left) Tiffin City Councilman Tyler Shuff, State Rep. Riordan McClain of the 87th Ohio House District and Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz look on at Seneca County Republic Headquarters, 108 S. Washington St., Friday ...

Tornadoes fall

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Columbian football players gather after falling to Lexington 31-21 at Frost-Kalnow Stadium in the first round of the playoffs Friday. After going 2-18 over the previous two seasons, the Tornadoes went 8-2 during this year’s regular season. For complete coverage, see ...

Vickery man served six-count indictment

A Vickery man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Bryan J. Blankenship, 41, was charged with burglary, a second-degree felony; tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; safecracking, a fourth-degree felony; and two counts of breaking and entering and one count of possessing ...

Briefly

Woman pleads guilty A North Fairfield woman pleaded guilty to a charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Sara J. Beebe, 49, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of theft, a fifth-degree felony, court records state. The ...

Fighting an epidemic

A detective says drug task force officials realize they can’t arrest their way out of the area’s drug problem. Detective Brandon Bell of Fostoria Police Department, who has been assigned to Seneca County Drug Task Force - METRICH Enforcement Unit for about three years, said heroin is not ...

One hurt in SR 53 accident

A man was injured in an accident at SR 53 and TR 150 Wednesday night. Trooper Jake Mellinger of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Denise Burns, 58, of Tiffin, was traveling east on TR 150 in a 2012 Hyundai Accent and Herman Reinhart, 63, of Tiffin, was traveling south on SR 53 in ...

Briefly, Nov. 2

Genealogy group to gather Tuesday Seneca County Genealogical Society is to meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Frost-Kalnow Room of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St. The program speaker is to be author Elizabeth Burr Marquard on her latest book, “I Come From A Place Called Home ...