Local News

Briefly, Aug. 9

Businesses to take part in downtown garage sale The annual Downtown Tiffin Garage Sale is to be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Susan Wilkinson, owner of Simply Susan’s, said there are to be more than 50 businesses participating in the sale. She said businesses can sell anything from little to ...

On the water

Personnel get ready to participate in the annual Seneca County Water Rescue Team training at Swander’s Quarry Tuesday evening. Seneca County Water Rescue Team Coordinator Bill Charlton said about 50 people attended the training, including those from Groton Township Fire Department, Ballville ...

SIEDC touts accomplishments

Representatives of Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. gave an update on their progress and what’s to come. Seneca County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday with SIEDC President and CEO David Zak, Downtown Main Street Manager Amy Reinhart, Communications Manager Katie Lang and ...

Man sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison

A Tiffin man was sentenced to nearly five years in prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Tuesday afternoon. Nicholas A. Vassar, 36, had pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, one third-degree felony and one ...

Drug-related search warrants lead to arrests

Two people were arrested when Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit executed two drug-related search warrants in Tiffin Monday night. The task force executed the warrants at 170 E. Perry St., Apartment no. 4, the residence of Amy L. Minser, 30 and 124 1/2 Main Street, the ...

Heidelberg keeps busy with projects over summer

This summer, Heidelberg University has been working toward completing three major projects around campus. The projects are funded through about $4.2 million in investments from donors, university support and fundraising and money that have been allocated. Projects are new turf and track at ...

Round the grounds

ATTICA — Round bales have taken on a new look in Attica. This year’s Attica Independent Fair added a round bale contest, which allowed 4-H clubs, organizations, groups and individuals to decorate the bales that have been scattered around the grounds. Courtney Stockmaster, an Attica ...

Attica Village Council: Kids can get photo ID at fair Saturday

ATTICA — Village council met Monday evening with three members present. A lack of quorum prevented official business to be conducted, but several reports were presented. Police Chief Keith Turner noted his department would be set up in the pavilion during the Attica Independent Fair 1-4 ...

Village block party deemed a success

REPUBLIC — Mayor Jeff Larick and village council members declared the village’s block party last Saturday a huge success. Larick thanked the Legion Riders for their work and council members, along with other organizations, would like to join the effort in the future. Chairman Kevin ...

Clyde youth injured in accident

A Clyde youth was injured in an accident on SR 2 in Ottawa County Monday evening. The Sandusky post of State Highway Patrol was investigating the accident and it remained under investigation Tuesday, according to a release. The release states Simon Arnold, 17, of Clyde, was traveling south on ...

Council hears fiscal status update

FOSTORIA — Greg Cassidy, chairman of the Finance Committee, conducted the update of the fiscal condition of the city prior to the regular Tuesday Fostoria council meeting. A major concern was the increase of overtime in all departments. Cassidy said the committee met with state ...

Woman pleads guilty to drug charge

A Fostoria woman pleaded guilty to a drug charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Tuesday morning. Bobbie J. Shackelford, 38, pleaded guilty to a charge of trafficking in cocaine, a second-degree felony, a court spokeswoman ...

Briefly, Aug. 8

Findlay woman pleads guilty A Findlay woman pleaded guilty to a drug charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Reina M. Hayslip, 33, entered a written plea of guilty to a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, ...

Council accelerates resource officer deal

Tiffin City Council heard the first reading of an agreement with Tiffin City Schools Monday evening to hire a school resource officer for the upcoming school year. The issue was introduced by Councilman Tyler Shuff and was approved by the Tiffin City Board of Education July 24 during its ...

TU plans special day for physically impaired kids

Tiffin University plans to host an inaugural event for physically impaired children to spend the day with student athletes. The university’s event, Victory Day, is scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 19 at Frost-Kalnow Stadium. “We want every kid to have their moment on Victory Day,” ...

Briefly

Commissioners to meet today Seneca County commissioners are to meet at 11 a.m. today at the commissioners’ office, 111 Madison St. In old business, the board is to discuss the Safe and Healthy Ohio Amendment. Voters can decide on the amendment by voting for or against Issue 1 in November. ...

Attica royalty

Halle Rotruck is crowned 2018 Attica Fair Queen by Megan McCoy Sunday at the Attica Fairgrounds. Dakota Laughlin was crowned king. Queen runner-ups were Morgan England and Alivia Lucius. The fair starts Tuesday and ends Saturday.

Man injured in accident at West Perry, Jackson

A man was injured in an accident at West Perry and Jackson streets Sunday morning. Officer Brent Riley of Tiffin Police Department said Adan Alva, 19, of California, was traveling north on Jackson Street in a 2013 Ford Fusion. Harold Baker, 86, of Tiffin, was traveling west on West Perry ...

From performing to leading

COLUMBUS — A local music teacher returned to a familiar place this summer. Brett Welly, music teacher and band director at Calvert Catholic Schools, served his first year on the All-Ohio State Fair Band staff this year. The band and All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir perform concerts at ...

Fostoria girl awarded top prize

A Fostoria girl has found success in electricity. Belinda Burkett, a Fostoria City Schools eighth-grader, has been in 4-H for four years and is a member of the Seneca Pens and Friends 4-H club. She has taken electricity projects every year: Investigating Electricity twice, Magic with ...