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Mohawk district’s treasurer gives five-year fiscal forecast

SYCAMORE — Mohawk Local School Treasurer Rhonda Feasel took center stage at Monday’s board meeting, explaining the five-year forecast. She sees the district’s financial condition as being “stable.” For the next three years, revenue are to exceed expenditures. In the recent past, ...

Two-hour training session on school safety set for Oct. 17 in New Riegel

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Board of Education members met Monday night and heard 5-12 Principal Justin Johnson state that staff members are to participate in the annual two-hour refresher training for school safety Oct. 17. Tiffin University security personnel are to conduct the training during ...

Truck hauling gas cylinders rolls into ditch

A truck hauling gas cylinders rolled into a ditch on West CR 592 Monday afternoon. Sgt. Kent Jeffries of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Christopher J. Eckenrod, 52, of Norwalk, was driving a 2018 Freightliner east. “He sneezed,” Jeffries said. The truck went off the right ...

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TCS task force to meet today The Tiffin City Board of Education PreK-5 Task Force Committee is to meet at 9 a.m. today in the Administration Building, 244 S. Monroe St. County parks, regional planning to meet Wednesday Seneca County Park District and Seneca Regional Planning Commission ...

Born to be homecoming queen

SYCAMORE — Maria Danner said she didn't want to hold her daughter, Molly Danner, back in life and wanted her to go out and shine — like she did. She said she never stopped her daughter from doing what she wanted to do and wants her to be like everybody else. “I wanted her accepted,” ...

Autumnfest demo

John Rupp (center), of Tiffin, cuts wood with a saw blade attached to his 1956 Case 300 tractor with assistance from Steve Smith (right) and Jim Miller. The tractor and demonstration were part of the Seneca County Antique Farm Machinery Association area Sunday afternoon at Seneca County Park ...

Focusing on recovery

People present a dramatization during the Walk to Recovery event at Hedges-Boyer Park Sunday afternoon. The event supported those recovering from drug addiction. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Storage building on TR 116 burns

BASCOM — Crews responded to a storage building fire at 11254 W. TR 116 early Saturday morning. Chief Mark DeVault of Bascom Joint Fire District said Fostoria Fire Division arrived at the scene first, and there was a structure and two vehicles that were involved. Crews used an exterior attack ...

Screenwriter talks about history, legacy

FREMONT — A screenwriter for a popular HBO miniseries delivered the keynote address Saturday night for the inaugural American Presidents Literary and Film Festival. Kirk Ellis was a screenwriter on the 2008 HBO miniseries “John Adams,” which chronicled most of the U.S. President and ...

Look, listen and learn

Look, listen and learn is the theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week, which starts today and continues through Saturday. One should look around his or her home for fire hazards and take care of them early; listen for the sound of the smoke alarm, make sure it’s functional and have an ...

#raineystrong

Several events are planned in remembrance of a family lost in a fire about a year ago. The SR 18 house fire claimed the lives of James R. Rainey, 46; his wife, Jodi L. Depinet-Rainey, 41; and their children, Austin James Rainey, 19, Cody Steven Rainey, 15, and Jessica Denise Rainey, ...

Black and white all over

Visitors look at art during the open house of “The Black & White Show” at Tiffin Art Guild, 130 S. Washington St., Saturday afternoon. Tiffin Art Guild President Karl Erbland said the exhibition is to last until Oct. 26 and people can visit 12-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. He said ...

Collection for flood victims to begin Monday

Tiffin-Seneca United Way is to initiate a collection Monday for the Carolina flood victims who were affected by the recent hurricane. Executive Director Pat DeMonte said they are working with a non-profit organization, Impact with Hope in Waterville, for the “Hurricane Florence Relief ...

Pre-game patriotism

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Calvert’s football team heads across the field prior to the homecoming game against Danbury at Frost-Kalnow Stadium Friday evening. The Senecas won, 54-14. For complete coverage, see Page 1B. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

2 hurt in crash near Bascom

BASCOM — Two people were hurt in a rollover accident on SR 18, east of Bascom, Friday. Deputy Keegan Walter of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said Brittany Scott, 26, of Fostoria, was driving a Saturn Aura east. The car went off the right side of the road, hit a ditch and flipped, he ...

Woman injured in SR 67/US 224 accident

A woman was injured in an accident at SR 67 and US 224 Friday afternoon. Trooper Donte Hanns of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Grace Chovan, 61, of Florida, was traveling north on SR 67 in a 2010 Chrysler Town & Country. Seth Biglin, 16, of Bellevue, was traveling west on ...

Tiffin Franciscans celebrate two golden jubilees

The Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin celebrated two golden jubilees in September: • Sister Edna Michel is the daughter of the late Othmar and Dorothey (Morman) Michel of St. Isidore Church, Cuba, Ohio. She was received as a novice Aug. 11, 1968, and professed perpetual vows Aug. 11, ...

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Incident at Mickey Mart reported REPUBLIC — Crews responded to an incident at Mickey Mart, 101 N. Kilbourne St., Friday morning. According to information from Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, a person reported a 40-year old man was acting erratic and was possibly on drugs. A man was ...

‘Special kid’

“Choose happy.” The phrase has become the focus of Tiffin University’s volleyball team in the wake of the death of Kenadee Siebenaller, 18, of Bascom, who had started the season on the team. Siebenaller was a 2018 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School and had been a Chieftain since ...

In memory of Kenadee

VAN BUREN — Kenadee Siebenaller’s favorite color was everywhere Thursday among the scarlet and gray of the Hopewell-Loudon Chieftains and the black and orange of the Van Buren Black Knights. Yellow balloons danced from the visitors’ sidelines, yellow plumes stuck to the Chieftain ...