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Tiffin man sentenced to prison

A Tiffin man was sentenced to prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Eric E. Kesler, 33, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of failure to provide notice of residence address change, a third-degree felony, court ...

Uplifting experience

The cupola’s clock tower and dome are hoisted into place atop Seneca County Justice Center at Washington and Market streets Tuesday. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Commissioners preparing to file opioid lawsuit

Seneca County commissioners announced Tuesday morning they are to file a lawsuit they hope will help in the fight against the opioid epidemic. According to a county release, the board, the county’s opiate addiction taskforce and Seneca County Sheriff’s Office are filing a public nuisance ...

11-month sentence in sex case

A Tiffin man was sentenced to prison for crimes involving a teenage girl Tuesday. Robert W. Cook, 31, had pleaded guilty to charges of importuning, a fifth-degree felony, and sexual imposition, a third-degree misdemeanor, in December. During a hearing Tuesday, Seneca County Common Pleas ...

Briefly, Jan. 31

Tiffin man sentenced to prison A Tiffin man admitted he violated the terms of his judicial release. Todd P. Hayes, 37, admitted the violation during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Kelbley imposed a sentence of 44 months in prison, with ...

Bhutanese-Nepali people featured in museum exhibit

FREMONT — A special exhibit featuring Bhutanese-Nepali people will open at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums Friday. The exhibit will feature stories of one of Ohio’s largest refugee groups. About 20,000 Bhutanese-Nepalis live in central Ohio after being forced ...

Region briefs, Jan. 31

TAG to host spring art classes Tiffin Art Guild is to host fused glass plate or coasters and glass jewelry classes. The fused glass plate or coaster class is 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 24. The fused glass jewelry class is 6-8 p.m. March 7 and March 14. Cost is $35 for TAG members and $45 for ...

Making history

Columbian’s girls basketball players and coaching staff gather near Maddie Brisendine, who embraces Coach Erin Reed, after Brisendine broke the school’s girls basketball career scoring record during the game in Lexington Monday. A 3-pointer during the second quarter gave Brisendine 1,162 ...

Woman cited after accident

Traffic was down to one lane as crews worked at the scene of an accident on East Market Street, just east of Jefferson Street, Monday afternoon. Nichole R. Greene, 26, of Tiffin, was driving a Volkswagen, and Larry T. Myers, 64, of Fostoria, was driving a GMC Yukon, according to Tiffin Police ...

Man hurt in Hopewell Twp. accident

A Tiffin man was hurt when his vehicle struck a utility pole on CR 11 in Hopewell Township Monday evening. Sgt. Matt Davis of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Richard W. Hoffman, 61, was driving a 1998 Infinity north when the vehicle went off the left side of the road and struck ...

Break-in reported

A break-in was reported at a Tiffin restaurant Monday morning. About 8 a.m. Monday, a person at TJ Willie’s, 738 W. Market St., reported a breaking and entering to Tiffin Police Department. A safe was taken overnight, according to a police report.

Tiffin man indicted

A Tiffin man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Douglas A. Kuhn, 41, was charged with grand theft, a fourth-degree felony, for an alleged incident involving $11,000, according to his indictment.

Witnesses sought

FOSTORIA — Fostoria Police Department is seeking witnesses to a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident at the train tracks on Poplar Street Sunday afternoon. A vehicle struck two people — one in a wheelchair and the other the person pushing he wheelchair — and they both were on the road when ...

Commissioners meet today

Seneca County commissioners are to meet at 10 a.m. today at the commissioners’ office, 111 Madison St. During old business, the board is to discuss the Seneca County Justice Center and a safety grant. At about 10:15 a.m., a discussion regarding the County Employee Benefits Consortium of ...

Tiffin schools panel to meet

The Tiffin City Board of Education Marketing Committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Administration Building, 244 S. Monroe St.

St. Joseph’s parish plans family-oriented mission

St. Joseph Catholic Church has scheduled a 60-minute, family-oriented parish mission in February. The mission is to feature the Rev. James Sichko of the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky. The presentation, titled “60 Minutes for Jesus: Praise, Laughter and Storytelling,” is to take place ...

Annual Mardi Gras event scheduled

The seventh annual Mardi Gras fundraiser is scheduled 6-10 p.m. Friday at Elizabeth Schaefer Auditorium, located at 190 St. Francis Ave. Festivities include live music, games of chance, traditional Cajun cuisine and drinks, live and silent auctions and raffle items. A cash bar is to be ...

2 Mercy hospitals awarded five stars

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the fourth quarter hospital compare data ranking Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Health – Willard Hospital with five stars. Only 9 percent of U.S. Hospitals receive this rating. Five stars are awarded to facilities based ...

Two injured in crash in Tiffin

Departments responded to a two-vehicle accident at South Monroe and Circular streets Sunday afternoon. Officer Doug Skornicka of Tiffin Police Department said Kenneth Hetzel, 61, of Tiffin, was traveling north on South Monroe Street in a 2012 Ford Taurus with Linda Hetzel, 61, of Tiffin. ...

Sheriff’s office responds to possible overdose

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible overdose early Sunday morning. The person reported at 4:04 a.m. a possible overdose at 7313 E. SR 18, according to a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office report. One person was taken to Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital, the ...