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PIVOT considered for specialized drug court

Seneca County’s Participating in Victory of Transition program is under review to become a specialized drug court under Ohio Supreme Court. Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff said PIVOT is the first multi-jurisdictional drug court in Ohio. Monica Kagey, manager of the ...

Man extricated from grain bin

ATTICA — A man was extricated from a grain bin after being trapped for several hours Thursday evening. The incident at 12135 E. US 224 was reported about 5 p.m. Chief Lonnie Jaynes of Attica-Venice-Reed Fire District said Dave Swartzmiller was walking on top of the corn and started getting ...

Sycamore plans annual Christmas contest

SYCAMORE — The village of Sycamore again is to host a Christmas lights contest. During Tuesday’s village council meeting, members said the top three residential homes and two businesses are to be rewarded. Judging is to conclude in mid-December. Fire Chief Rod Clinger said the department ...

Briefly, Nov. 30

Sexual assault reported Tiffin Police Department investigated a report of a sexual assault. About 9:15 a.m. Thursday, a woman went to the station to report a sexual assault on Adams Street, a police report states. Man pleads guilty A man pleaded guilty to charges during a hearing in ...

Woman found guilty of drug charge

A judge found the mother of a baby who an official said tested positive for cocaine immediately after birth guilty of a drug charge. Kelly A. Foreman, 28, of Green Springs, had been indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on a charge of possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony. Seneca ...

New substation celebrated

Markus Bryant (right), outgoing general manager of North Central Electric Cooperative speaks in advance of a ribbon cutting at the co-op’s new Adrian Substation on TR 107 in Wyandot County. The $2 million substation is the co-op’s 12th, and the first since 2002. It is part of a $15 million, ...

Trial date set in Bogle case

FREMONT — A new trial date was set Wednesday for a Clyde man accused of murdering a former Tiffin woman. Daniel R. Myers, 49, was indicted by a Sandusky County grand jury in connection to the death of Heather Bogle, 28, of Fremont. Myers was charged with two counts of aggravated murder, ...

Tiffin man found guilty in pursuit case

A Tiffin man accused of leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit was found guilty of four charges during a trial that ended in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Tuesday afternoon. Sean M. Dayton, 33, was found guilty of charges of failure to comply with ...

Collaboration discussed

Collaboration was a topic of discussion during the Tiffin City Board of Education meeting at Tiffin Middle School Tuesday evening. Dean Henry, a member of the board and of the program committee, said the district does not allow enough time for faculty to collaborate and needs to develop a ...

Man found unresponsive in Hancock County jail dies

FINDLAY — A Fostoria man found unresponsive in his cell at Hancock County Justice Center Thursday was pronounced dead at Blanchard Valley Hospital. According to a release, William D. Bradley, 37, was found unresponsive in his cell by corrections staff at the Hancock County Justice Center ...

Woman admits to grave marker vase thefts

A Fostoria woman admitted Tuesday afternoon to a theft of grave marker vases from Seneca Memory Gardens. Shawn M. Wyans, 40, pleaded guilty to charges of grand theft and two counts of receiving stolen property, all fourth-degree felonies, and breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony, ...

Briefly, Nov. 28

Sexual assault investigated Tiffin Police Department was investigating a report of a sexual assault Tuesday. According to a report, a woman at 652 N. Sandusky St. reported she had locked herself in the bathroom. She said a man sexually assaulted her the night before and locked her in a ...

City works out 2019 budget

Mayor Aaron Montz proposed a budget for 2019 to city council Monday. Under the plan, General Fund expenditures would be $13,883,930 with a projected income of $13,020,999, not including carryover. At the same time last year, Montz said the city was anticipating finishing 2018 with a ...

Judge hearing case of baby positive for cocaine

A judge is deciding whether the mother of a baby who an official says tested positive for cocaine immediately after birth is guilty of a drug-related charge. Kelly A. Foreman, 28, of Green Springs, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on a charge of possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree ...

Pursuit case begins

The trial for a Tiffin man accused of leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit started in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Monday morning. Sean M. Dayton, 33, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on charges of failure to comply with an order/signal ...

End of the road for Cruze; 1,500 to lose jobs at Lordstown plant

LORDSTOWN — President Donald Trump told people to brace for a wave of manufacturing success in areas like the Mahoning Valley during his 2016 campaign for president and told them “not to sell their houses.” So Tommy Wolikow didn’t. He said he was laid off from the General ...

Auto industry undergoing change; analyst says GM is getting ready

WARREN — The automotive industry is trending toward fully electric vehicles, larger trucks and SUVs, and new technology — and local manufacturers like General Motors must adjust, an industry analyst said Monday. The predictions from industry analyst Jeremy Acevendo came on the heels of ...

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Fostoria woman’s community control continued A Fostoria woman admitted she violated the terms of her community control. Claudia E. Rodriguez, 24, admitted the violation during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Kelbley continued her three ...

Agrati announces $1.6M expansion

The Agrati Group has announced completing its investment of $1.6 million in industrial machinery, equipment and renovations at its Airport Industrial Park facility in Tiffin Sunday. According to a Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership release, Agrati Group is a global manufacturer of fasteners ...

Two injured when semi rolls near Green Springs

GREEN SPRINGS — Two men were injured when a semi rolled and struck a tree on North CR 21 Saturday night. Trooper Austin Young of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Rilley Hall, 66, of Fremont, was traveling south on North CR 21 in a 2012 International semi with passenger Richard ...