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Contribute a paper star to honor the human spirit

COLUMBUS — People are invited to participate in a public art project in conjunction with the James Cancer Center and Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus. Ohio Paper Folders is collecting origami stars to be included in a project called “Wish Upon a Star.”  Once completed, the ...

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Tiffin University one of nation’s top military friendly schools Tiffin University is among the best colleges in the nation for accommodating military students, according to a new list. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated, using public data sources ...

Couple displaced in house fire

A couple was displaced after a house fire at 7455 Miller Road in Crawford County Wednesday afternoon. Chief Brad Schafer of Lykens Township Volunteer Fire Department said the owners were home at the time of the fire and he believed there were a couple of dogs and a cat in the home as well. ...

Tiffin woman ordered to pay more than $65,000 in restitution to ODJFS

A Tiffin woman must pay more than $65,000 in restitution to Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Shelly Gibson, 49, pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted grand theft, a fifth-degree felony, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Shuff ...

Restitution ordered to be paid to cemetery

Two people must pay restitution with a co-defendant to a cemetery. James W. Wyans, 38, and Shawn M. Wyans, 41, both of Fostoria, each had pleaded guilty to two counts of receiving stolen property and one count of grand theft, all fourth-degree felonies, and one count of breaking and entering, ...

Take ‘humanitarian walk’ to Nepal this May

Walk among the Himalaya Mountains to experience the culture and environmental wonders of Nepal. Carole Elchert, assistant professor of communication at the University of Findlay, is organizing two “humanitarian walks” to Nepal in May.  Having led numerous trips to the area in the past, ...

Court briefs, Feb. 1

Toledo woman sentenced to community control A Toledo woman was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Auera R. Robinson, 39, pleaded guilty to a charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle, a fifth-degree ...

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Will Bingo be his name-o? See adoptable pets Saturday In conjunction with the benefit bingo, the Seneca County Humane Society also is to host an adoption center at Tiffin Moose Lodge this weekend.  The adoption center is to be in the social quarters at the lodge, where pets available for ...

Crews battle house fire

Crews battled a house fire at 7455 Miller Road in Crawford County in arctic conditions Wednesday afternoon. Assistant Chief Denny Wilkinson of Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Department said the department was called to the scene for water supply. He said water was freezing right as it was ...

Michaels announces closures

The Michaels Cos. Inc. announced Wednesday its decision to close all of its Pat Catan's stores. Michaels intends to rebrand up to 12 of the closed stores and reopen them under the Michaels banner, according to a release. Tiffin's Pat Catan's store is located at 646 W. Market St. in Westgate ...

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 ...