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Local crews prepared for frigid temperatures

Local crews are prepared to respond to calls in frigid temperatures. Chief Kevin Veletean of Tiffin Fire Rescue Division said any trucks with pumps on them have water on them so one has to watch to make sure that gauges or pumps don’t freeze, which is “a pretty big concern.” He said the ...

Wind chill warning remains in effect

A wind chill warning remains in effect until 4 p.m. today. About 11 a.m. Wednesday, the temperature was 8 degrees below zero, and the wind chill was 35 degrees below zero, according to National Weather Service. About 2 p.m., it was 5 degrees below zero, with the wind chill 29 degrees below ...

TU to host executive leadership workshop today

Tiffin University is to host an executive leadership workshop, “Building Blocks for Organizational Success,” presented by James J. Kennedy 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today in the Marion Center. The workshop, sponsored by the Hylant Group, is to cover several models related to organizational culture ...

Old Fort royalty

Old Fort High School’s homecoming queen is Morgan Miller and homecoming king is David Kupka.

Wind chill warning in effect

National Weather Service issued a wind chill warning until 4 p.m. Thursday. According to the weather service, wind chills as low as 40 degrees below zero are expected, and one could see frostbite in as little as 10 minutes. The weather service encouraged people to dress warmly; stay dry; ...

Tiffin PD: Man’s death appeared to be an overdose

A Tiffin man's death appeared to be an accidental death by a drug overdose, a Tiffin Police Department official said. About 5:15 p.m. Monday, a person at 37 Fostoria St. reported a 24-year-old man was not breathing, and the person could not wake him up, a Tiffin Police Department report ...

Judge appointed, hearing set in wind case

A judge has been appointed and a hearing has been set to address a complaint filed by a company seeking to obtain a court order to enter properties. Attorneys for Seneca Wind LLC filed a complaint in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Monday morning against Christopher Carry, Elizabeth Carry, ...

Man sentenced to more prison time

A Tiffin man already sentenced to nearly five years in prison was sentenced to several more years in prison Tuesday afternoon. Sean M. Dayton, 33, pleaded guilty to charges of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; safecracking, a fourth-degree felony; and possessing of criminal ...

Tiffin man sentenced

A Tiffin man who pleaded guilty to two charges was sentenced to a year and a half in prison Tuesday. Cooper James Zoeller, 25, had been charged with kidnapping, a first-degree felony; attempted rape, a second-degree felony; and gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony. In December, ...

Park district requests wind turbine buffer zones

Seneca County Park District filed motions of intervention Tuesday with the Ohio Power Siting Board requesting buffer zones of 2.5 miles around all county parks where wind turbines would not be placed. The motions were filed by Seneca County Prosecutor Derek Devine's office, according to OPSB ...

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Man sentenced to months in prison A man was sentenced to prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Andrew N. Foy, 27, entered written negotiated pleas of guilty to charges of failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony, and possession of ...

Complaint alleges breach of wind leases

Attorneys for a company planning a wind farm in Seneca County filed a complaint in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Monday in an effort to obtain a court order to enter properties. Seneca Wind LLC filed the complaint Monday morning against Christopher Carry, Elizabeth Carry, Melissa Carry, ...

Wind chill watch goes into effect tonight

A wind child watch goes into effect tonight. National Weather Service issued the watch from 10 p.m. today until 1 p.m. Thursday. According to the weather service, arctic air is to move into the region today and tonight and remain through Thursday. It predicted tonight’s lows would drop ...

Man going to prison

A Tiffin man who admitted he committed drug trafficking crimes was sentenced to nine months in prison Monday. In December, Stephen D. Kent, 52, had pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, both third-degree felonies. Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael ...

G & L Shell worker hurt

A G & L Shell maintenance worker was hurt when a car ran over his leg Monday morning. Deputy Denny Wilkinson of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said Jay Brendle, 68, of Tiffin, was kneeling to change a filter at a fuel pump. The station is located at 2942 S. SR 100. A 2017 Ford Escape ...

Man charged after pursuit

FOSTORIA — A man involved in a pursuit in Fostoria Thursday was charged by Fostoria Police Department. Tyson L. Reed, 42, of Fostoria, was charged with possession of cocaine, a first-degree felony, and tampering with evidence and fleeing and eluding, third-degree felonies, according to ...

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Man charged with failure to register his address A man was charged after allegedly violating his sex offender registration, according to Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court records. Hunter R. Simpkins, 18, was charged with failure to register an address, a third-degree felony, according to ...

Neighbors helping neighbors: Blessing Box fills a community need

The first Blessing Box in Tiffin was stocked Friday. What’s a Blessing Box? “It’s neighbors helping neighbors,” said Christy Wiser, a NOAH board member. “Give what you can. Take what you need.” Anyone is welcome to drop off items at the box off Jefferson Street on the grounds of ...

No commissioners meeting this week

Seneca County commissioners do not meet this week. They next meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 7 and plan to continue 10 a.m. Thursday meetings through February and March. In addition, the commissioners have canceled their Feb. 21 meeting. They meet weekly in their office at 111 Madison St.