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Awards postponed

The National Machinery Awards program has been postponed to 7 p.m. March 27 at Hopewell-Loudon School.

This camper and garage burned down in Attica early Sunday morning. Attica-Venice-Reed EMS and Fire District assisted with a house fire in the 6000 block of SR 4 before this fire at 10:12 p.m. and again when it rekindled at 7:57 a.m. Sunday.

AVR responds to multiple fires

ATTICA — Attica-Venice-Reed EMS and Fire District was kept busy Saturday night through Sunday morning as they responded to fires in Attica and Chatfield. AVR assisted Chatfield Township Fire District with a house fire at 6952 SR 4 at 10:12 p.m. Saturday, said AVR Fire District Chief Lonnie ...

Theft tops long list of police calls to Walmart last year

Besides being a hotspot for retail activity, Tiffin’s Walmart is an area of focus for Tiffin Police Department, with 231 calls occurring during 2016. Forty-eight percent, or 111 of the calls were theft-related, a Tiffin Police Department report states. From January to March 2017, there have ...


End of the line

Upper Sandusky’s Wes Vent (left) and Jevon Dible walk off the court amidst the celebration of Elida players, who won the district title, 58-53, Saturday at Ohio Northern University, Ada.



Old Fort players hold the runner-up trophy while Ottoville receives the championship trophy following the Division IV regional final Saturday in Elida.


Bond set at $1 million in rape case

A Tiffin man accused of sex crimes involving a girl younger than 13 years old appeared in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Friday, according to court records. Timothy W. Woodland, 60, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on two counts of rape, both first-degree felonies; and three ...


Gather ’round

PHOTO BY JIMMY FLINT Adam Smith, owner of Carmie’s BBQ and Grill, speaks with a group of Columbian High School seniors Friday during a job fair at the school. More than 50 businesses participated in the event, which was sponsored by Mercy Health Partners, Seneca County Department of Job ...

Meredith Gilbert

Columbian grad now with ODNR District 2 office

Columbian graduate Meredith Gilbert is the new wildlife communications specialist at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources District 2 office in Findlay. She began her duties Jan. 23, and she and husband, Kyle Gilbert, moved from Columbus back to their hometown of Tiffin. “I have ...

Two vehicles collide on W. Market

A two-vehicle accident occurred in the 2000 block of West Market Street Friday afternoon. Dianna R. Walton, 59, of Upper Sandusky, was driving out of a parking lot in front of Aldi, 2124 W. Market St., in a Chevy Malibu when she pulled in front of a Chevy Colorado eastbound on West Market ...

Attica Village Council: Myers Park discussed

ATTICA — Seneca East Baseball Club members attended Attica’s council meeting Thursday night to discuss the Myers Park facility. Pat Walker questioned responsibilities of the club and said stone was needed in the driveway, water needed to be turned on and the outfield fence should be ...

Indictment dismissed

Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley granted Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office’s motion to dismiss a man’s indictment. Jose A. Esnard, Jr., 52, of Tiffin, had been charged with passing bad checks, a fourth-degree felony. Kelbley dismissed the case, court records state.

Woman sentenced to community control

A woman who pleaded guilty to drug crimes during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom was sentenced to three years community control. Michelle E. Quaintance, 46, of Fostoria, had entered pleas of guilty to three counts of aggravated trafficking in ...


Jersey girl

Jersey is a 3- 4-year-old spayed female Labrador retriever/boxer mix with a sweet personality. This Jersey girl loves attention and is quick to cover everyone she meets in puppy kisses. She loves going outside for a round of fetch almost as much as she loves playing tug of war. Jersey gets ...


Man, 60, charged with sex crimes

A Tiffin man was accused of six sex crimes involving a girl younger than 13 years old, according to court records. Timothy W. Woodland, 60, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on two counts of rape, both first-degree felonies; and three counts of gross sexual imposition and one count ...

Kayaker capsizes, drowns on Sandusky Wednesday

A New Bloomington man was found accidentally drowned in a river near SR 103 Wednesday night. A woman reported at 9 p.m. her father, William M. Shanaberger, 47, of New Bloomington, was overdue from a kayak trip on the Sandusky River, a Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office release ...

State of district, county and city discussed

Elected officials reviewed 2016 and discussed the future during a legislative breakfast at Camden Falls Thursday morning. State Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, Seneca County Board of Commissioners president Mike Kerschner and Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz informed those in attendance of the state of ...

Stockader success

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Old Fort girls basketball players and their coach, Jennifer Ritzler, celebrate during their regional semifinal game against Hicksville in Elida Thursday. The Stockaders won, 51-33, and are to face Ottoville for the regional crown and a trip to Columbus at 7:30 p.m. ...

Commissioners OK $54K for electronic poll books

By Jimmy Flint Staff Writer Seneca County Board of Commissioners appropriated $54,000 to order electronic poll books for Seneca County Board of Elections Thursday morning. Board of elections members decided Wednesday they would choose the KnowInk-produced ...


Man indicted on obstruction charge

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


Man pleads guilty to child porn charge

A man pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Thursday afternoon. Austin T. Slone, 21, of South Point, pleaded guilty to illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, a ...