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Region briefs, May 17

Book club meeting changed FREMONT – The date for the Presidential History Book Club has been changed to noon May 24 at Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Members are to discuss “Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior and President” by Ari Hoogenboom. For more information or a scheduled ...

Briefly, May 17

Seneca East student charged ATTICA — A Seneca East Local School District student was charged after an incident at the school Tuesday afternoon. Deputy Denny Wilkinson of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said a 13-year-old boy acted out during physical education class and shoved a couple of ...

Pipeline firm disputes owing more for harm to historic sites

CANTON (AP) — A natural gas pipeline project across Ohio hasn’t honored an agreement to pay for harm done to historic properties, the State Historic Preservation Office said. The Rover Pipeline agreed to pay $1.5 million annually for five years but hasn’t made the first payment, which ...

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Cody A. Johnson (left) stands next to his attorney, Derek Dailey, for sentencing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Monday afternoon.

Man gets 10 years on several charges

A Tiffin man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday afternoon after admitting he broke into VFW posts and robbed Tiffin’s Hy-Miler. Cody A. Johnson, 27, pleaded guilty to two counts of tampering with evidence, one count of robbery and three counts of having weapons while under ...

Tiffin joins ohiocheckbook program online

Tiffin officials announced a new website Monday in conjunction with Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office that aims to promote government transparency. Frank Kohstall, of Mandel’s office, said Tiffin joined Fostoria and nearly 700 other government entities in Ohio participating in the ...

Deputy, Tiffin man released from hospital

A deputy who was shot and a Tiffin man who was stabbed have been released from Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center. Luke Cantu, a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office road deputy who was in training, and Johnny Reino, 25, had been flown by Life Flight to the Toledo hospital following an ...

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Ron Clark speaks to educators Monday during the Student Leadership & Empowerment Summit in the Marion Center at Tiffin University.

‘Passion for learning’

Disney American Teacher of the Year Ron Clark spoke to area teachers and administrators Monday, saying to inspire a leader, you have to be a leader. Clark began teaching in rural North Carolina working with minority students in a low-income area. He also taught in Harlem after watching a ...

Pipeline firm gives $80,000

CLYDE — Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education members accepted an $80,000 donation from Kinder Morgan, a pipeline company passing through the school district, Monday afternoon. The agreement is for three years and may be renewed. Signs bearing the Kinder Morgan name are to be installed by ...

Provisional ballots reviewed

Seneca County Board of Elections members made decisions on 16 provisional ballots from the May 2 election Monday evening. Board of Elections Director Jim Ehrman said there were fewer provisional ballots than usual because of implementation of electronic poll books. He said the new ...

Heidelberg University graduating class (above) listens to graduate student Brady Gibson speak on, “It's about the journey, not the destination."

‘Superheroes’ moving on after HU graduation

More than 200 students celebrated earning degrees Sunday during Heidelberg University’s 164th commencement ceremony. “The class of 1854 had two students,” Robert Huntington, president of Heidelberg, said. “Within the class of 2017, there are 47 graduate students and 214 undergraduate ...

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This map shows the estimated amount of illegal immigrants by state as of 2014. Accroding to data from The Pew Research Center, Illinois has the largest amount in the region, with an estimated 450,000 illegal immigrants, followed by Virginia with 300,000, Pennsylvania with 180,000, Michigan with 130,000, Indiana with 110,000, Ohio with 95,000, Kentucky with 50,000 and West Virginia with less than 5,000.

Illegal immigration in Seneca County

Rhetoric concerning illegal immigration has been in the air as Donald Trump has taken the presidency, which leaves the question of how these policies could affect Seneca County. Trump has been outspoken about changing the way the U.S. handles immigration, not just to keep out illegal ...

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Trooper Jim Van Camp stands near his cruiser at the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol Friday morning. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Trooper retires after 34 years

FREMONT — A State Highway Patrol trooper’s career of more than three decades came to an end Friday. Trooper Jim Van Camp of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol retired after 34 ½ years of service. Van Camp, who always had aspirations to work in law enforcement, was a member of the ...

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Clyde police chief: ‘Time’ to end run

CLYDE — A man who spent about 20 years at the helm of Clyde Police Department has called it a career. Bruce Gower, who served as the department’s chief since 1996, had spent 38 years and four months in law enforcement and retired Friday. He said it had been a “great run.” Gower ...

Possible heroin OD near Bascom

A possible heroin overdose was reported in the 2000 block of TR 69 Thursday evening.  Bascom EMS, Bascom Joint Fire District and the Echo unit were dispatched to 2798 TR 69 at 6:48 p.m. A person was taken to Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital. This is the third reported overdose since Tuesday.

Attica Village Council Water main break fixed

ATTICA — Village workers spent more than seven hours repairing a water main break Wednesday. Councilman Gary Jordan thanked officials during the council meeting Thursday night, noting his property was near the break and affected by the boil alert that was issued. Fiscal Officer Pat Krebs ...

Life Flight responds to collision at SR 67 and TR 42

A woman was taken to Mercy Health - St. Vincent Hospital by Life Flight after an accident at SR 67 an North TR 42 Thursday night. Emilee D. Lester, 22, of Marion, was driving a 2003 Chevy Impala when she swerved to avoid an object in the road and struck a 2010 Mercedes-Benz C300, driven by ...

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Let Simba be the king of your castle

This charming cat is named Simba. He came in last May when his owner could no longer care for him. He gets along with children and other cats. However, he has never been exposed to dogs. He enjoys his days by basking in the sun and playing with toys. Simba is an adult cat that has a playful ...

Van, truck collide on West Market

Two vehicles collided in the 800 block of West Market Street Friday afternoon.  Fritz E. Wahl, 85, of Tiffin, was pulling out of the Circle K parking lot, 806 W. Market St., in a Chrysler Town & Country when he collided with a Dodge Dakota driven by James D. Dickens, 62, of Tiffin, said ...

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Doing time changes life: Man thankful he was sent to prison

Sitting in prison was a wake-up call for Nate Hammer. Hammer, 34, realized everything one does, every choice one makes, has consequences. His focus while at CROSSWAEH, which he attended after being released from prison, was about cognitive thinking. “You have to be prepared for everything, ...

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Arlando C. Crowe Jr. stands next to his attorney, Cynthia Welty, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Thursday.

30 months: Man charged in connection to stabbing death going to prison

A man who was charged in connection to the stabbing death of a fellow Fostoria resident was sentenced to prison Thursday. Arlando C. Crowe Jr., 18, initially was charged with complicity to murder, a first-degree felony, after the stabbing Jan. 25. He was indicted by a Seneca County grand ...