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Faber

Kansas man competent to stand trial

A Kansas, Ohio, man accused of threatening to kill law enforcement officers was found competent to stand trial. Eric A. Faber, 46, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on a charge of retaliation, a third-degree felony. He had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity is to return to ...

Briefly, July 21

Man pleads guilty A Fostoria man pleaded guilty to several charges during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Travis L. Dauterman, 27, pleaded guilty to charges of felonious assault, a second-degree felony; two counts of abduction, both ...

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Rescue personnel assess the scene of a fatal accident at CR 50 and CR 15 Wednesday afternoon.

1 dead in crash with semi

A Republic man was killed in an accident at CR 50 and CR 15 Saturday afternoon. Robert W. Schultz, 65, of Republic, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet southwest on CR 50, according to a release from Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. The release said Arthur L. Johnson, 43, of Grove City, was ...

Hopefuls, issues certified for ballot

Seneca County Board of Elections certified petitions for several candidates and ballot issues Wednesday evening. Board Deputy Director Lori Ritzler said the deadline for petitions to be submitted to the board is 4 p.m. Aug. 9. She said certifications made Wednesday were to reduce the number ...

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Husband testifies in drug trial

The husband of a woman accused of crimes involving drugs took the stand in her defense Wednesday morning. Jinetta L. Thompson, 36, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on four counts of trafficking in cocaine, one second-degree felony, one fourth-degree felony and two fifth-degree ...

Man found competent to stand trial

A Findlay man accused of attempting to stab a police officer with a knife has been found competent to stand trial. Vincent J. Fedele, 34, was indicted on charges of felonious assault, a first-degree felony, and resisting arrest, a fourth-degree felony. He withdrew his plea of not guilty by ...

Panel holds off on roof decision

BLOOMVILLE — Bloomville council members discussed procuring funds for repairs to the municipal building roof with Solicitor Tim Hoover Wednesday evening. Having been told by clerk/treasurer Janis Weasner during a previous meeting that the General Fund could not withstand a $22,000 hit and ...

Briefly, July 20

Escaped Sandusky inmates captured Two inmates who escaped from Sandusky County Jail Monday afternoon were taken into custody Wednesday. Mickey M. Hardy, 37, and Jordan M. Chapman, 26, were apprehended as of Wednesday night, according to Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office. There had been a ...

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Officer Gabe Wedge of Fostoria Police Department handles evidence during the trial in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Tuesday morning.

BCI: Confiscated substance contained cocaine

Two Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation representatives testified during a drug trial Tuesday that substances tested were found to contain cocaine. Larry Rentz, who was a forensic scientist and retired from Ohio BCI, and Sara Tipton, a forensic scientist for Ohio BCI, testified during the ...

Colorful

NEW RIEGEL — Seneca County commissioners Tuesday approved a plan for exterior lighting at Seneca County Justice Center that includes colored LED lights to be reflected on the cupola tower of the building. Commissioner Shayne Thomas, who serves as the county’s representative on the ...

Carey to try out new learning model

CAREY — A new learning model known as Standard Based Learning was presented Monday evening to the Carey School board. The four teachers who have been working to use the model include Nikki Williams, physics; Connie Schmidt, math; Megan Eisenhour, English; and Matthew Lawrence, science. ...

Republic makes plans for village event

REPUBLIC — Republic is preparing for its upcoming Party in the Park Aug. 4-5. Councilman Mike Schreiner shared with council members during the meeting Monday that the celebration begins Friday evening with a flag retirement ceremony and a free kids’ drive-in movie. Attica and Republic ...

Region briefs, July 19

TAG annual photo competition deadline this weekend An exhibit of the Tiffin Art Guild 2017 photo competition entries is to begin July 29 and run through Aug. 26. Deadline for entries is Saturday. Download and print an entry from www.tiffinartguild.org or pick up a form at Bailiwick’s ...

Official defends management

GREEN SPRINGS — Village Administrator John Miller defended the way he manages village employees and their workload at the Green Springs Village Council meeting Monday night. Miller got into a heated discussion with Councilman Jeremy Stokes, who requested at the previous council meeting, in ...

Seneca East named top school

ATTICA — During Seneca East Board of Education’s meeting Monday, high/middle school principal Don Vogt said Seneca East high school once again was recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s top high schools in the country. Seneca East was designated with the bronze medal status and was ...

Briefly, July 19

Crew responds to unresponsive man Seneca County Sheriff’s Office responded to an unresponsive man Tuesday morning. A report states the initial 911 call went to Fostoria Police Department for an unresponsive man, and it was unknown whether he was breathing. A woman advised the person was ...

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A semi trailer broke in half when the truck and trailer struck the North Washington Street viaduct Monday morning.

Truck hits viaduct

A semi and trailer struck the North Washington Street viaduct Monday morning. According to a Tiffin Police Department report, Kevin M. Sims, 35, of Virginia, was driving a 2015 Volvo owned by Knight Transportation Inc. south on North Washington Street, near Hudson Street, and didn’t follow ...

Ratliff

Mohawk chief faces charge

Mohawk Local School District’s superintendent was charged after allegedly screaming at a man, using obscenities and threatening bodily harm, according to Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court records. Kenneth D. Ratliff, 53, of Tiffin, was charged with disorderly conduct, a minor misdemeanor, ...

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Attorney Kenneth Rexford delivers an opening statement during the trial in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Monday afternoon.

Fostoria drug trial under way

The trial for a Fostoria woman accused of drug crimes started Monday in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Jinetta L. Thompson, 36, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on four counts of trafficking in cocaine, one second-degree felony, one ...