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Owner burns hand in vehicle fire

Tiffin Fire Rescue Division responded to a vehicle fire at 35 Grace St. early Friday morning. Capt. Jim Boehler of Tiffin Fire Rescue Division said the owner of the vehicle, who was not named Friday evening, was working on the vehicle and burnt his hand while trying to remove items out of the ...

Sexual assault reported Friday

A person reported a sexual assault, according to a Tiffin Police Department report. It was reported at 251 Main St. at 1:44 p.m. Friday. Further information was not available Friday evening.

Attica Village Council: 2 levies to be on ballot

ATTICA — The village council moved forward on police and park levies Thursday night. Members approved the resolution of necessity for placing a 5-year, 5-mill police levy on the May ballot. The levy would generate $64,741 annually and cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $175 a ...

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Rally to end gun violence planned for Sunday afternoon The Seneca County Democratic Party is to host an “End Gun Violence Rally” 4-5 p.m. Sunday at Tiffin Police & Fire  All Patriots Memorial. Those interested may make signs, but no wax candles are permitted. Mohawk board to ...

H-L thanks veterans Friday

BASCOM — Patriotic posters, a breakfast and musical selections greeted veterans at Hopewell-Loudon School Friday morning. Veterans were invited to the school for its annual Veterans Day ceremony. “We are so honored to have you here today,” said Kendra Nelson, Hopewell-Loudon ...

Bucks celebrate early

Coach Jackie Nye (center), a New Riegel High School and Heidelberg University graduate, and her Buckeye Central volleyball players celebrate during the state semi-final volleyball game at Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Fairborn Thursday. The Bucks lost to the New Bremen Cardinals, ...

Park district OKs 1st budget

Seneca County Park District’s board approved a lease for office space, a 2018 budget and a community grant application process at its meeting Thursday. The budget, a requirement for the county auditor’s office, shows expected income of $709,447, mainly $595,447 from the levy approved by ...

Car goes off CR 591 and rolls over, injuring two

Two people were injured in a single-vehicle rollover accident on South CR 591 Wednesday night. Trooper Ethan Branham of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Kyle Ohl, 19, of Clarksville, Tennessee, was driving a 2009 Ford Focus with Megan Neweel, 19, of Carey northeast on CR 591, ...

Upper Sandusky stages production

Upper Sandusky High School Drama students (from left) Laura Stauffer (Willow), Lucy Smith (Macy), Mitchell DeWitt (Ronnie), Ian Cameron (Chett) and Joey Verdugo (Marty), try to make it out of high school alive as zombies invade during the Upper Sandusky High School Drama Department production ...

Coming to aid of community

Sentinel Career and Technology Center students and staff provided help in a time of need Wednesday. About 160 students helped at Greenlawn Cemetery, which suffered downed trees during Sunday’s storm. “Community service is a huge part of what we do,” said Derek Lewis, assistant director ...

Fostoria awaits final tally

FOSTORIA — Fostoria city officials said they are not making any plans for levy funds until election results are certified later this month. According to unofficial results, Fostoria voters approved a 6-mill property tax levy Tuesday night that could be pivotal in providing safety services ...

Man accused of break-ins, thefts

A man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury in connection to break-ins and thefts. Cody J. Graham, 24, was served with two indictments at Seneca County Jail Wednesday afternoon. He was charged with two counts of breaking and entering and six counts of theft, all fifth-degree felonies, ...

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help a Bascom family pick up debris from Sunday’s storm. They are asked to meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wertz Farm Market, 1111 N. SR 635, and should dress warmly, wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves. A donation page called “Recover Our Farm” has been setup ...

‘Radium Girls’ to be staged

Tiffin University Dragon’s Den Players perform during a dress rehearsal Wednesday evening for “Radium Girls,” to be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday in TU’s Osceola Theatre, located inside the Gillmor Student Center. Tickets are $4 each and will be ...

Area school board results listed

Voters weighed in on members for area school boards during Tuesday’s general election. Listed are votes from Seneca County only. Totals are unofficial results that include absentee and Election Day ballots, but not provisional ballots. North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board ...

Tiffin income tax nixed

Tiffin voters rejected a five-year, 0.25-percent income tax levy Tuesday that would have been used to fund road and bridge maintenance. According to unofficial results that include absentee and Election Day ballots but not provisional ballots, 1,665 people, or 52.74 percent of residents who ...

Fostoria voters pass levy

FOSTORIA — Fostoria voters apparently approved a 6-mill property tax levy Tuesday night that could be pivotal in providing safety services and helping to remove the city from fiscal emergency status. According to unofficial results that include absentee and Election Day ballots but not ...

Voters OK fire, EMS levies

Seneca County voters approved three levies to support first-responders Tuesday. The village of Bettsville sought passage of a four-year, 3-mill levy to provide fire protection. Voters approved the levy by unofficial totals of 158 for the tax and 44 against it. “It’s just a renewal. We ...

2 tornadoes confirmed

National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes occurred in Seneca County Sunday. Survey teams were sent across the area to survey damage Monday, and the weather service confirmed there were 14 tornadoes across northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania, a preliminary summary on the weather ...

Turnout about 35 percent

Seneca County Board of Elections officials were not surprised by the roughly 35 percent of registered voters who participated in the 2017 General Election Tuesday. According to information from the board, 12,110 absentee and Election Day ballots were cast. Board President Jim Fruth said ...