Local News

2 sought after accidents

ATTICA — Law enforcement officers from Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Tiffin Police Department and State Highway Patrol searched Monday night for a man and woman seen leaving an accident on US 224. Deputy Troy Callahan of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said the office received a call ...

Primary today

Seneca County voters have the opportunity to go to their polling places and cast ballots in today’s primary election. Polls are open 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. At the polling place, voters will be asked to declare a party and then will be given a corresponding ballot. Voters may choose ...

Wood pile next to clinic burns in Wyandot

UPPER SANDUSKY — A wood pile next to an animal clinic burned Monday afternoon. The fire at Animal Clinic at Upper Sandusky, 7619 SH 53, was reported about 2:30 p.m. Lt. Robert Orr of Upper Sandusky Fire Department said a wood pile on the side of the building was on fire and did not reach ...

GS council reviews rules

GREEN SPRINGS — Village Council heard the first reading of an ordinance regarding the village cemetery during its meeting Monday night. The ordinance states that the cemetery is closed on holidays when the village is closed for business, so no burials will occur on those days. It also ...

Republic council details Memorial Day festivities

REPUBLIC — Village council set the Memorial Day parade for 9 a.m. May 28 during its meeting Wednesday evening. A short ceremony led by the American Legion is planned for 8:30 a.m. and the parade ends at Farewell Retreat Cemetery for services. Councilman Mike Schreiner said organizations ...

Local Briefs, May 8

Tiffin’s trash and recycling provider announces dates for curbside bulk pickup According to a news release, Rumpke Waste and Recycling is to conduct bulk curbside pickup June 4-8. The service is available for no additional fee to Tiffin residents who have active accounts with the ...

CEO of Ohio Association of Community Colleges to speak to Terra grads

FREMONT – The president and CEO of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges is to speak to the class of 2018 Friday during Terra State Community College’s commencement ceremonies. Jack Hershey represents the presidents and trustees of Ohio’s 23 community colleges. He came to the OACC ...

Lifestyle briefs, May 8

Singer, pianist to perform at ‘Music in the Parlor’ FREMONT — A professional singer and pianist is to perform music from the 1890s and early 1900s during Music in the Parlor 4-5 p.m. May 20 in the historic Hayes Home. Tickets cost $12 and can be reserved by calling (419) 332-2081, ...

‘First Lady’ plays

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Teresa Walters, known as The International First Lady of Piano, performs Sunday afternoon at The Ritz Theatre.

NCompass co-founder addresses TU grads

The class of 2018 from Tiffin University celebrated Saturday during the 130 Commencement ceremonies. More than 800 undergraduate and graduate students earned degrees during the ceremony at Heminger Center on TU’s campus. During the ceremony, new graduates heard from Donna Graves, ...

Man charged in pursuit

Another man has been charged in connection to a high-speed pursuit Friday. Chief Keith Turner of Attica Police Department said Anthony J. Postell, 21, of Tiffin, turned himself in at Seneca County Sheriff’s Office early Saturday morning. Postell was charged with fleeing and eluding, a ...

Religious associates sew children’s clothing

Saturday, 22 volunteers converted the McMillen Conference Center at Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital into a sewing workshop. Some of those attending were attaching patterns to the fabric while others cut out the pieces. At other stations, people ironed hems or cut out tags. Sewing machines ...

PSA preview

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Community members gathered Friday to watch North Central Academy students’ public service announcements during the NCA’s Lunch and Learning event at the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center. The PSAs took on the topics of chewing tobacco and smoking, ...

Man charged with complicity to bribery

A New Riegel man has been accused of assisting in an alleged bribery incident. Chase A. Boden, 18, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on a charge of complicity to bribery, a third-degree felony, court records state. Boden is accused of aiding or abetting Robert L. Norville III, 19, ...

Columbian hosts mock accident Friday

Prom and graduation time is meant to be celebrated and shared with family and friends, a school administrator says. Doug Hartenstein, Columbian High School’s principal, said students need to make sure they’re making good, positive and safe decisions. “Make sure that you’re making ...

Man cited in wake of 3-vehicle accident on N. SR 53

OLD FORT – A man was cited after a three-vehicle accident at North SR 53 and CR 40 Friday afternoon. Trooper Allison Young of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Rachael Nitschke, 29, of Tiffin, was traveling in a 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan south on North SR 53 and was slowing to ...

No one hurt in E. Perry house fire

Crews responded to a house fire at 211 E. Perry St. Friday afternoon. Chief Kevin Veletean of Tiffin Fire Rescue Division said the fire started as a cooking fire, but it soon spread to the kitchen cabinets and surrounding area. Four tenants and two dogs were all able to get out of the house ...

Barrel season is under way

Several Ohio Department of Transportation projects could cause delays or detours for Seneca County travelers. Resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation and culvert replacement is to occur through May 25 on SR 101. SR 101 is closed between Seneca Street and CR 13 due to the project. The detours for ...

Man charged after high-speed pursuit

A Tiffin man was charged after a high-speed pursuit lasting about 20 miles Friday. Chief Turner of Attica Police Department said Hugh E. Williams, 22, was charged with fleeing and eluding, a third-degree felony. Williams also was issued citations of speed — 100 mph in a 55 mph area, a ...

Clyde-Green Springs board discusses booster groups

Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education met with school booster organizations in a special session Thursday afternoon to discuss the new policies initiated by the Ohio School Board Association regarding the operation of individual booster groups. Superintendent Dennis Haft started the ...