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Bettsville quarry drama continues

BETTSVILLE — The controversy regarding Eells Park continued at the Bettsville Village council meeting Tuesday night. Resident Colleen Murray voiced her opinion of the quarry’s status at the latest meeting. Murray believes she was unfairly criticized for posts she made on Facebook relating ...

Rep. Jim Jordan visits Tiffin

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, (R) Urbana, spoke to approximately 75 people at Camden Falls Tuesday evening. He stated he is willing to get off the sidelines to solve problems in the country. He fielded many questions regarding the border and integration, the USMCA trade agreement, pro-life legislation, ...

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Sycamore resident sentenced to community control A Sycamore reisdent was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Danni R. Warner, 33, entered written pleas of guilty to charges of complicity to safecracking, a ...

Local Boy Scout visits Republic council meeting to earn badge

REPUBLIC — Boy Scout Tony Fullem attended Republic’s council meeting Monday evening with his father Jeff. Tony is working on his communications badge. Police Chief Don Holmer reported the department is still awaiting the arrival of its bullet-proof vests that were provided through an Ohio ...

Toledo man charged with persistent disorderly conduct

A Toledo man who had several encounters with law enforcement officers was charged Sunday. Maurice J. Davis Sr., 44, was charged with persistent disorderly conduct, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, according to Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court records. About 5 p.m., a person reported a man was ...

Trailer destroyed, dog dies in fire

A trailer was destroyed and a dog died in a fire Monday. The fire at 1700 S. Duchess Lane, Lot 16, was reported about 4:30 p.m., and personnel from Bascom Joint Fire District, Bascom EMS, NBS Joint Fire District, Tiffin Fire Rescue Division, Sycamore Volunteer Fire Department, the county’s ...

Council gets update on Planet Fitness plans

Work is underway for the Planet Fitness site, Mayor Aaron Montz said during the Tiffin City Council meeting Monday. The site is to be where the former JoAnn Fabrics and Label Shopper stores were located in the Tiffin Mall. The date of opening is set for November. Gordman’s also opened ...

Morgan Advanced Materials plant burns

FOSTORIA — Fostoria Fire Division and Tiffin Fire Rescue Division responded to a plant for an explosion and fire Sunday evening. The fire at Morgan Advanced Materials, 200 N. Town St., was reported about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. When the four crew members arrived, they found heavy smoke and ...

Helena woman arrested after high-speed pursuit, accident

FOSTORIA — A Helena woman was arrested after a high-speed pursuit and accident Sunday afternoon. Kristina M. Boenisch, 25, was charged with fleeing and eluding, a third-degree felony, along with a Financial Responsibility Act suspension, fictitious plates, no/expired operator’s license ...

Streetscape aided by grant funds

The city of Tiffin is extending the streetscape on East Market and East Perry streets with the majority of funds coming from grant dollars, according to a news release from Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership. Following a similar project last year, this year’s construction project includes ...

Locals travel to Palestine to raise awareness

In June a group of nine individuals, including Seneca County residents, traveled to Palestine to work on bringing awareness back to the United States and Tiffin. Sister Paulette Schroeder gathers a group each year to encourage advocacy for the people of Palestine and their struggles and ...

Officers conduct Operation Blue Light

Operation Blue Light, a statewide criminal patrol initiative, locally yielded methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription medication and drug paraphernalia, according to a release from Seneca County Drug Task Force - METRICH Enforcement Unit. The operation was conducted June 25 through Thursday ...

Tiffin man hurt in accident

A Tiffin man was hurt in an accident on CR 34 Monday morning. Michael W. Root, 28, was driving a 2003 Ford Taurus west on East CR 34 and fell asleep, according to a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office report. The vehicle went off the left side of the road, struck a ditch, went into the air, ...

ODOT planning to widen I-475 near Toledo

BOWLING GREEN — The Ohio Department of Transportation District 2 plans to widen Interstaste 475 near Toledo to three lanes in each direction, according to an ODOT news release. The additional lane would be added from US 24 to Central Avenue. The project is to be completed in eight phases, ...

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Several indicted Several people were indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Danny Lee Moore, 42, of Morral, was charged with possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony, court records state. Shane L. Swartzmiller, 35, of Findlay, was charged with passing bad checks, a fourth-degree ...

Man dies, two injured in Saturday accident

SANDUSKY — A Carey man died and two people were hurt in an accident in Ottawa County’s Carroll Township Saturday afternoon. Rodney L. Traxler, 66, of Carey, was driving a 2007 Toyota Tacoma north on SR 19, and Ralph T. Davis, 63, of Richwood, was driving a 2005 Lexus LS-340 south on SR ...

Local athletes compete in Special Olympics

COLUMBUS — Over 20 athletes from the Seneca County Opportunity Center competed on Ohio State University’s campus over the weekend in Special Olympics Ohio 2019. Michelle Smith and partner Cheryl Ruble won gold after playing Butler County in the finals for bocce ball. This is Smith’s ...

Foundation Park concert

In the midst of leading the Fostoria Community Band at its evening concert in Fostoria’s Foundation Park Sunday, conductor Craig McKenzie saluted Armed Forces veterans in the crowd for their service. The band played a variety of marches and other patriotic numbers in celebration of the Fourth ...

Local gold medal recipients at SkillsUSA competition

LOUISVILLE, KY — Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Center can be proud of its students this week with gold medal winners from Friday’s award ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky. Among the award winners were Kiarra Clay from Fremont Ross High School who earned a national gold medal in ...

Unemployment fluctuation in Seneca County

The unemployment rate for Seneca County fluctuated with an increase from April to May According to information released Tuesday from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Civilian Labor Force estimate for April increased to 3.7% from 3.1% in March with unemployment at 1,000 ...