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OPSB reschedules hearings for Seneca Wind Farm

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Power Siting Board has rescheduled hearings regarding Seneca Wind LLC’s hearing for 3-8 p.m. July 23 at Tiffin University, Marion Center, 235 Miami St. The hearing is to provide an opportunity for local people interested in the project area, who are not parties to the ...

Farmers can apply for state Ag-LINK program by Nov. 15

COLUMBUS — Due to extreme weather that has taken a toll on parts of Ohio, Treasurer Robert Sprague announced Monday he has re-opened the application period for the Ag-LINK program. Through this round of applications, farm operators and agribusiness owners based in Ohio can receive a 2% ...

Native plant workshop Saturday at Coon Hunters

Northwest Ohio conservationist Hal Mann and ODNR wildlife communications specialist Meredith Gilbert are the featured speakers at a Native Plant and Prairie Workshop 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Sandusky River Coon Hunters lodge, 7575 S. TR 131. “This workshop is an opportunity for the ...

Professional Developments planning in place at New Riegel

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Board of Education members met Monday evening and learned that Professional Development topics for both elementary and high school teachers are being developed. Principal Justin Johnson reported that students Ann Moehling and Gavin Nye attended the University of ...

Closing one year, preparing for the next

SYCAMORE —Treasurer Rhonda Feasel summarized the final accounts for the Mohawk Board of Education which closed June 30. Feasel was happy to report that “The final total of expenditures was within $21 of what I had projected.” The 2019-2020 budget should be ready for the board’s approval ...

Tiffin man hurt when motorcycle strikes deer

A Tiffin man was hurt when his motorcycle struck a deer on TR 122 Monday. Trooper Richard Donovan of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Robert Huffman, 59, was driving a Harley-Davidson motorcycle south on East TR 122. He struck a deer that either was in the road or ran out in ...

Man sentenced to jail in connection to BB gun shooting incidents

A Tiffin man was sentenced Monday to three days in Seneca County Jail in connection to BB gun shooting incidents. Malik Myers, 20, of Tiffin, had been charged with criminal damage and theft, both second-degree misdemeanors. He entered no-contest pleas and was found guilty Monday, according ...

Fire damages porch, residence

A fire on a porch of an apartment building damaged the residence Sunday night. At 8 p.m., Tiffin Fire Rescue Division was sent to 123 W. Perry St., a two-unit apartment building. The tenant tried to extinguish the fire before firefighters arrived. Firefighters were at the scene for about ...

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Police investigate report of defecation in post office FOSTORIA — Fostoria Police Department investigated a report of a person defecating in the post office lobby. About 1:30 p.m. Monday, an employee of U.S. Postal Service, 202 W. Center St., reported an issue with a person going in at ...

Three charged in federal court

TOLEDO — Three people have been charged in U.S. District Court. Brooke McBeth, Montrel Jackson and Tyson Reed were charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of controlled substances, according to court documents. The alleged act began around April ...

County commissioner applications due July 15

Seneca County Republican Central Committee is to fill the county commissioner vacancy at a meeting July 29, according to a release from the Seneca County Republican Party. The vacancy is being left by Holly Stacy, who is to resign July 19. The meeting will take place at North Central Ohio ...

Fostoria celebrates July 4

A “striker” from the Ohio Village Muffins, a Columbus-based vintage baseball team, takes a swing in a game against the Fostoria Regulars in Fostoria’s Foundation Park Saturday. The game was part of July 4 festivities Saturday before a fireworks display. The game was sponsored by the Geary ...

Fostoria Garden Club to host garden show

The Fostoria Garden Club will be hosting a Garden Tour and Flower Show noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The tour is to feature eight Fostoria gardens in locations ranging from private lawns to public parks, according to a release from the Fostoria Garden Club. There also is to be a flower show at the ...

Federal change to assist farmers with cover crops

COLUMBUS — Farmers prevented from planting a cash crop due to unrelenting rain can sow a cover crop and still be eligible to receive federal trade assistance. The aid is in addition to crop insurance payments on those acres. The change in policy on cover crops the U.S. Department of ...

Son brings back mother’s cookie business

For 10 years people sought out Cookies by Cindy — and four years later — one son is bringing those cookies back to town. Cookies by Cindy first began in 2005 by Cindy Kirchner and in 2015 she closed the business. Now, her eldest son Micah Kirchner is reigniting the business — now named ...

Fourth of July in Tiffin

The Fourth of July celebration at Hedges-Boyer Park ended in a bang Thursday night. To view more photos of the celebration, check out page 1C for reader photos or visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Grand jury hands up indictments

A Seneca County grand jury handed up indictments. Chad A. Dayton, 32, of Fostoria, and Kory Schmidt, 36, of Helena, were charged with receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony, according to court records. Besco Inc., an electrical contractor for American Electric Power, had reported ...

Fostoria house fire displaces resident

A Fostoria resident was displaced from her home at 205 E. Eagle St. after a kitchen fire Thursday night. Fostoria Fire Division and Fostoria Police Department responded to the 7:04 p.m. call and proceeded to help a woman exit the house, a spokesman for Fostoria Fire Division said. She was ...

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Case dismissed The case of a Clyde woman was dismissed by Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff. Alaina J. Humbert, 31, had been charged with theft, a fifth-degree felony. Shuff approved Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office’s motion to dismiss the indictment, court records ...