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Business as usual for Bettsville Village Council in 2019

BETTSVILLE — The village council had its first meeting of the year at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, in lieu of New Year’s Day falling on the first Tuesday. The first matter of business was the election of Scott Harrison as council president followed by monthly reports from ...

Clyde-Green Springs BOE holds organizational meeting

CLYDE — Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District Board of Education reorganized Tuesday morning for 2019 by electing member Matt Nicely as the new president while Trisha Prunty was chosen to serve as vice president. Treasurer Meghan Rohde swore the members into ...

Republic council reorganizes

REPUBLIC - During the Republic council organizational meeting Monday evening, Councilman Mike Schreiner was elected to serve as president pro tempore. Mayor Jeff Larick named the 2019 members for the utility, personnel, park, tree, grant and the parade/special events committees. Police Chief ...

More thefts reported in Seneca Co.

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office has received 12 more reports of thefts and vehicles entered south of Tiffin. Three reports were received Wednesday evening. A person at 5898 S. CR 19 reported vehicles were entered overnight. A person at 2403 W. CR 90 reported a vehicle was gone through and a ...

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Tiffin man charged A Tiffin man has been accused of failing to comply with his sex offender registration. Jacob R. Render, 22, was charged with failure to register change of address, a fourth-degree felony, according to Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court records. Render was released from jail ...

Dawn Jacobs named new CFO and treasurer of NCOESC

The North Central Ohio Educational Service Center has named Dawn Jacobs its new CFO and treasurer as of Jan. Jacobs had been treasurer for Huron City Schools since August 2014 before joining NCOESC in November. Jacobs began her career in educational finance as assistant treasurer for Anthony ...

New Riegel Homecoming Court

New Riegel's homecoming court includes Jace Zoeller (front), Ava Hoefs, Gracie Goshe, Jaclyn Nye (second) Kristin Coleman, Madalyn Reinhart, Alexis Blakely, Jenna Gabel, Leah Clouse, Brady King (back) Will Hershman, Jacob Theis, Andrew Seifert, Bryce Hohman, Rylan Donaugh and Brandon Seifert. ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

Two men were indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Kyle S.M. Gavin, 19, of Findlay, was charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, court records state. He allegedly trespassed in an occupied structure when another person was present Nov. 3, they state. The grand jury ...

Break-ins, thefts investigated

Seneca County Sheriff's Office is investigating thefts and break-ins on CR 14 and TR 113. It received seven reports from the area Monday and Tuesday. At 8:37 a.m. Monday, a person reported a garage at 3370 S. TR 113 was broken into and vehicles were entered. Six reports were received ...

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NCOESC to meet Tuesday An organizational meeting and regular meeting of the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors is scheduled for Tuesday at the NCOESC Marion office, 333 E. Center St., Marion. The organizational meeting is to begin at 7 p.m. with the regular ...

Two hurt in Loudon Township accident

Two people were hurt when two vehicles collided head-on in Loudon Township Tuesday evening. Trooper Jake Mellinger of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Ronald Mitchem, 70, of Fostoria, was driving a 1998 Ford Explorer north on SR 587, and Michael Collene, 64, of Bucyrus, was ...

Man hurt when car strikes pillar

A Tiffin man was hurt when a car struck a viaduct pillar on Riverside Drive Tuesday afternoon. According to Tiffin Police Department, Jeffery A. Wise, 58, of Tiffin, was driving east on Riverside Drive when the windshield fogged up and he couldn't see where he was going. The Ford Escort drove ...

Seneca County commissioners delay reorganization for 2019

Shayne Thomas is the new president of the Seneca County commissioners, but he and Holly Stacy delayed the rest of the reorganization for 2019 during their meeting Tuesday morning. Due to a delay in Columbus, Commissioner Mike Kerschner sat in the audience during the meeting. Stacy explained ...

Date affirmed for murder trial

FREMONT — The trial date for a Clyde man accused of murdering a former Tiffin woman was affirmed in Sandusky County Common Pleas Court Monday morning. In June 2017, Daniel R. Myers, 49, was indicted by a Sandusky County grand jury in connection to the death of Heather Bogle, 28, of ...

Tiffin council plans more discussion on DORA

Tiffin City Council President Mark Hayes Monday night called for a special committee of the whole meeting for 4 p.m. Jan. 16 so council members can further discuss the possible creation of a designated outdoor refreshment area, or DORA, in downtown Tiffin. “I think we need to come to terms ...

Appeal filed with Ohio’s high court

The husband of a woman struck and killed by a Green Springs Rural Volunteer Fire Department truck is seeking an appeal through Ohio Supreme Court. In 2016, a lawsuit seeking at least $50,000 was filed on behalf of Paul L. Riehm, administrator of the estate of Lorri J. Riehm, in Seneca County ...

Active month for Right to Life groups

Before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion Jan. 22, 1973, Americans who oppose abortion had organized the National Right to Life Committee in 1968. That group staged the first annual National March for Life in 1974 in Washington, D.C. (from marchforlife.org).  Local Right to Life ...

Attica woman cited in accident with cruiser

An Attica woman whose vehicle struck a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office cruiser on US 224 Dec. 22 has been cited. Maisen E. Machiusi, 18, was cited with assured clear distance ahead, according to Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court records. Machiusi was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze east on US ...

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Fostoria man charged FOSTORIA — A Fostoria man was charged after being found inside of Cashland Sunday, according to court records. Joshua Von Garner, 35, was charged with safecracking, a fourth-degree felony, and breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony, court records ...

Commissioners to reorganize, discuss treasurer appointment

The Seneca County Commissioners are to meet at 10 a.m. today at their office, 111 Madison St. On the agenda are reorganization for 2019 and discussion of a county treasurer appointment. The board is to decide on a president and vice president. Commissioner Mike Kerschner served as president ...