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Local women honored during Women Entrepreneur Awards

Three local women were honored Wednesday night during Heidelberg University annual Women Entrepreneur Awards. Receiving awards this year were Sasha Raltz of Meraki Salon and Barber, New Entrepreneur Award; Taylor Elchert of Taylor Elchert Photography, Established Entrepreneur Award; and Janet ...

Building Doctor to be in Tiffin May 2-3

The Ohio History Connection’s State Historic Preservation Office, Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership, Tiffin Historic Trust and Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services are sponsoring a Building Doctor Clinic for owners of older buildings in Tiffin May 2 and 3. The clinic ...

Briefly

Right to Life Geranium Sale New Riegel Right to Life Geranium Sale is to be May 3, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and May 4, 9 a.m. to noon at 38 North Perry St., New Riegel. To pre-order call, (419) 595-2793. Man sentenced to community control A Tiffin man was sentenced to community control during a ...

New Riegel Board of Education listens to public before executive session

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Board of Education met Monday allowing public members to speak before they moved into an executive session to discuss employment of personnel. Andrew Cardwell spoke on behalf of his mother, Cindy Wallerius, who has been the girls’ basketball coach but was not being ...

H-L Board of Education accepts donation for gym lighting

BASCOM — The Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education accepted a $7,000 donation from the North Central Electric Cooperative for the LED lighting for the old gym. The new lighting will produce significant savings and provide better illumination. Superintendent Jeff Holbrook introduced Billy Banta, ...

Fair Board talks non-fair events

From the Tuesday Fair Board meeting: The 2019 Pancake meal & sausage sale yielded $1513.69. Also: • Star Circus - Thursday, April 25, 2019. • 4-H Kickoff - Friday, May 10, 2019. • Jr. Fair Chipotle fundraiser - Tuesday, May 14, 2019. • Jr. Fair car wash, petting zoo and ...

Miller serving last year on SCPD board

Longtime Seneca County Park District board member Carl Miller announced his plans to retire from board at the end of this year during Tuesday’s meeting. Miller said he informed Judge Jay Meyer, who oversees the board, of his decision. “When you reach 85, I think you should do something ...

Woman admits role in theft

A Tiffin woman charged in connection to Tiffin Police Department’s investigation into shipped packages taken from porches admitted Tuesday afternoon she was involved in the theft. Angela A. Force, 39, pleaded guilty to a charge of complicity to theft, a fifth-degree felony, during a hearing ...

Man accused of punching officer in the face

FOSTORIA — A Fostoria man allegedly punched a Fostoria Police Department officer in the face early Saturday morning, according to Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court records. Justin J.J. Johnson, 31, was charged with assault, a fourth-degree felony; resisting arrest, a first-degree misdemeanor; ...

Developmental Disabilities month celebrations a success

Meeting at the Fostoria Re-ads facility Tuesday afternoon, Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities members heard what a success March was for DD Month celebrations. Superintendent Lew Hurst shared a story about self advocate Patrick Steyer shooting baskets with Tiffin University ...

Local Briefs

Possible overdose reported GREEN SPRINGS — A possible overdose in a vehicle on South Broadway Street was reported Monday night. The possible overdose in a Chevrolet Cobalt was reported about 11:45 p.m. Monday, according to a Seneca County Sheriff's Office report. The caller advised he ...

Fostoria residents admit involvement in drug trafficking

A Fostoria man and woman admitted Tuesday afternoon they were involved in drug trafficking. Randelle Castellanos, 34, pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony, and Joseph R. Castellanos, 35, pleaded guilty to a charge of complicity to aggravated ...

Mohawk board opts to keep funds in local bank

SYCAMORE – The Mohawk School Board heard Dean Keller of the First National Bank of Sycamore make his bid for the local investment of the district’s funds. He summarized the services his bank provides to the school and the community. Treasurer Rhonda Feasel agreed with Keller. The district ...

Region briefs, April 10

Seneca County Museum showcasing Easter display Seneca County Museum is presenting a new display in the Fort Ball room of the museum featuring the life and products of J.J. Fleck who produced and sold Easter egg dye in Tiffin for more than 100 years. The museum’s daily hours are 1-5 p.m. ...

Human resources on commissioners’ agenda

The results of a human resources assessment and three bid openings are on the agenda for Seneca County commissioners Thursday. The human resources meeting is set for 9 a.m. followed by the regular session at 10 a.m. at their office, 111 Madison St. The work session is to be dedicated to an ...

Reineke seeks state senate seat

FOSTORIA — State Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, announced his candidacy for the 26th-district seat in the Ohio Senate Monday morning in his hometown of Fostoria. He made the announcement from the Fostoria Learning Center, a community center project Reineke helped to support as a state ...

Bellevue man dies in cycle accident

A Bellevue man died in a motorcycle accident in Sandusky County’s Green Creek Township Monday afternoon. Ray Beier Jr., 66, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on US 20, according to a release from the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol. The release states Beier was driving ...

Climate disruption to be topic of speaker Wednesday

“Global Climate Disruption: How Do We Know? What Can We Do?,” a presentation by Andy Jorgensen, is planned at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Elizabeth Schaefer Auditorium, 190 St. Francis Ave. Jorgensen, associate professor emeritus of chemistry, School of Green Chemistry and Engineering, University ...

Over the fence

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Seneca East softball players swarm Mallory Beamer (center) after she hit a home run during the game against Buckeye Central in Attica Monday evening. The Tigers won, 5-4. For complete coverage, see Page 1B. To view more photos from the game, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Driver cited after bus strikes parked car

A bus driver was cited after the bus struck a parked car Monday morning. According to a Tiffin Police Department report, Lisa L. Boeler, 59, of Tiffin, was driving a Tiffin City Schools bus west on Hudson Street. The bus veered to the right side of the road to allow traffic to pass, and ...