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SkillsUSA Teamworks team competes

The Sentinel Career and Technology Center Teamworks team is pictured competing Tuesday. Team members include juniors Joshua Nye, Eric Theis and Nicholas Zoeller from the building trades program, and Jacob Theis of the electrical trades program.

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OhioCAN to host event in Fremont FREMONT — OhioCAN, which stands for Change Addiction Now, is to host its fifth annual Steps of Change May 18. The event at Conner Park in Fremont is to begin with a 5K Redemption Run at 10 a.m. and a walk at 11 a.m. to raise awareness and provide education ...

Green Springs Mayor proclaims support for county-wide EMS system

Green Springs Mayor Adam Greenslade informed council members during their meeting Monday night that he would be serving as a representative of villages in Seneca County as meetings commence with county officials and boards of township trustees regarding a county-wide EMS system. While the ...

Woman, boy allege medical malpractice

A Tiffin woman is suing Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital LLC and Dr. Abner Cordero, alleging medical malpractice. The case was filed against the hospital and doctor on behalf of Joanna Halcomb of Tiffin and her son. The lawsuit alleges care and treatment were provided to Halcomb and her son ...

Commissioners to consider a deposit into rainy-day fund

Seneca County Commissioners are to consider making a $125,000 deposit into the county’s Budget Stabilization Fund during their meeting Thursday. They meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at their office, 111 Madison St. If approved, the “rainy day” fund’s balance would be $500,000, which has ...

Senior Calendar, April 17

Commission on Aging Nutrition Program Thursday — Hamburger, potato rounds, tossed salad, peaches, whole wheat bun, peaches. Friday — Closed. Monday — Chicken nuggets, beets, vegetable blend, pears, whole grain bread. Tuesday — Beef stroganoff, vegetable blend, corn, pineapple, ...

Community Calendar, April 17

Events & Activities Today Mo Willems Party, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, Frost Kalnow Room, 77 Jefferson St. Special storytime featuring Mo Willems inspired stories, crafts, activities and more. Please call (419) 447-3751 or stop into the Junior Library for more ...

Clyde-Green Springs School Board of Education address items Monday

Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village Schools Drama Director Jennifer Miller addressed the Board of Education Monday evening about the Thespian Troupe, an elite part of the drama club. The troupe’s director Madison Cutshall escorted the group to the Ohio State Thespian Conference where 2,000 ...

Board approves four façade grants for downtown businesses

Four façade enhancement grants were approved Tuesday by the Architectural Board of Review including roof repairs for three buildings in downtown Tiffin. The owners had requested $5,743 to replace and repair exterior doors and for masonry repointing at 145-147 Madison St., and $3,962 for 25 ...

Columbian grad witnesses Notre Dame Cathedral fire

A 2016 Columbian High School graduate witnessed Monday’s fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. Ashley Huntington — daughter of Heidelberg University president and first lady, Rob Huntington and Susan McCafferty — shared her thoughts through email Monday. “There was a moment in which I could ...

Mother shares grief of son’s OD death

A mother shared her story of grief after losing her son to the opioid epidemic Monday morning at Columbian High School. Lavin Schwan along with her husband, Tom, told the story of their son, Joey, who died of a drug overdoes in November 2016. “I was born into a family with addiction,” ...

Council, Judge Repp discuss disagreement

Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court Judge addressed council stating he has been transparent with his request. Judge Mark Repp addressed Tiffin City Council Monday evening during oral communications about his court-ordered memorandum to reorganize the probation department and divide payments to ...

City to benefit from gas tax

The state gas tax increase is to help assist in repairing streets and bridges in the city of Tiffin. Mayor Aaron Montz said during the Tiffin City Council Meeting Monday evening that the Ohio gasoline tax increase revenue for the city is expected to be $375,000 annually, to be divided into ...

Man flown by Life Flight after semi accident

McCUTCHENVILLE — A Washington man was flown from the scene of a semi accident on SR 53, near TR 26, Monday morning. Trooper Sean Williams of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Michael D. Tyner Jr., 22, of Missouri, was driving a 2019 Freightliner hauling about 40,000 pounds of ...

Michaels decides not to rebrand Tiffin’s Pat Catan’s

The Michaels Cos. Inc. has decided not to rebrand Tiffin’s Pat Catan’s store as a Michaels store. Tiffin’s Pat Catan’s store is located at 646 W. Market St. in Westgate Village Shopping Center. In January, Michaels announced its decision to close all of its Pat Catan’s ...

Man admits assaulting Fostoria officer

A Fostoria man admitted Monday he assaulted a police officer. Scyular D.J. Thompson, 26, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault on a peace officer, a fourth-degree felony, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. According to court records, ...

Man charged with felonious assault

A Fostoria man has been accused of causing serious physical harm to a man. Jonathan R. Gribben, 32, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on a charge of felonious assault, a second-degree felony, according to court records. He allegedly caused serious physical harm to Daniel Sensabaugh ...

Correction, April 16

Corrections and clarifications are printed on this page. To contact The A-T about one, please call the office (419) 448-3200, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. ——— In the Seneca County commissioners meeting story in Friday's paper, a bid amount was reported ...

C-GS board considers preschool

CLYDE — During the special meeting of the Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School Board of Education Sunday evening, members discussed the possibility of the district running its own preschool program instead of North Point Educational Service Center. Treasurer Meghan Rohde noted the ...

Republic council hears park update

REPUBLIC — Republic council extended a tip of the hat to Lions Club members for the work they do in keeping Community Park one of the best parks in the county. Councilman Mike Schreiner reported on meeting with Lions Club members to discuss upgrades they have planned for the park. A new ...