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Commissioners to host CDBG hearing, consider tile vacation

Seneca County commissioners are to visit the site of tile at 9:30 a.m. Thursday near 5661 E. CR 16 before returning to their office at 111 Madison St. for a 10:15 a.m. hearing on the topic of the Perry-Wilhelm Tile Group. The public hearing is related to a potential vacation. After the tile ...

Fewest fatalities reported in four years during Memorial Day weekend

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 12 deaths occured on Ohio’s roadways during the 2019 Memorial Day weekend according to provisional statistics. In 2018, there were 18 traffic deaths during the Memorial Day weekend. Three of this year’s fatalities were the result of ...

Fostoria man’s trial begins

The trial for a Fostoria man accused of drug-related crimes started in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Tuesday. Joshua D. Williams, 48, was charged with four counts of trafficking in cocaine, one fourth-degree felony and three fifth-degree felonies; ...

Sycamore man hurt in accident

A Sycamore man was hurt when his vehicle rolled into a ditch Tuesday morning. Trooper Mark Sorg of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Raymond Leimgruber III, 33, was driving a 2005 Toyota Scion south on TR 17. The vehicle drove off the left side of the road, struck and ditch and ...

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Case dismissed The case of a Fostoria woman was dismissed by Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff. Shela S. Long, 29, was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. Shuff approved Seneca County Prosecutor's Office's motion to dismiss the indictment, ...

Memorial Day: Honoring those who didn’t come home

Memorial Day is for those who didn’t come home and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, a veteran says. Todd Burgei, junior vice commander of VFW Post 2858, said when one sees an event like Tiffin’s Memorial Day service Monday, a lot of people say, “Happy Memorial Day.” He ...

Man’s body found along railroad tracks

FOSTORIA — The body of a Fostoria man was found along railroad tracks Sunday morning. About 10:30 a.m. Sunday, a 911 caller reported to Fostoria Police Department a man was lying near railroad tracks at South Adams and West Tiffin streets and appeared to be unconscious, according to a ...

Two to Mercy after cycle accident

Two people went to Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital after an accident at Miami and Nelson streets Monday evening. Officer Justin Nowak of Tiffin Police Department said Kolleen Palmer, 25, of Tiffin, was driving a 2019 Kia east on Miami Street, and Zachariah Zender, 34, of Tiffin, was driving a ...

Badly hurt accident victim released from hospital

A man who was critically injured in a rollover accident on SR 101 Wednesday morning has been discharged from the hospital. Alan Blodgett of Fremont had been driving a Dodge south on SR 101. Sgt. Matt Davis of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol had said the vehicle went off the road at ...

Briefly, May 28

Fostoria Community Band announces summer concerts Fostoria Community Band begins its Summer Concert Series in Tiffin at 7 p.m. Sunday at the East Green Amphitheater, Jefferson and East Market streets. Other performances are planned: * June 12, 7 p.m., Fremont, Hayes Presidential Center, ...

Grand opening

People check out Winterberry Farm, 2723 N. SR 53, Sunday during its grand opening. The new event venue, founded by Sabrina Schneppat, includes a house and barn built in the 1830s. The site hopes to attract weddings, public and private meetings, corporate events and similar events to Seneca ...

Pool opens

Morgan Compston (from left), Kameron Yambert, Claire Compston and Kennedy Cahill play in Tiffin’s pool at Hedges-Boyer Park Monday, which was opening day. The pool is open 1-7 p.m. daily until Aug. 17. Admission is $3 for youths, $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $2 for spectators. ...

Pile on

Heidelberg baseball players celebrate after beating Wooster 14-1 in the second game of a Division III super regional at Peaceful Valley Saturday. With the victory, the Student Princes advance to the Division III World Series, which will be next week in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. For complete coverage, ...

TAG sponsors art festival

The Tiffin Art Guild is to sponsor the 10th Tiffin Art Festival Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hedges-Boyer Park, 491 Coe St. A variety of artwork including photography, painting, ceramics, jewelry, wood, art glass and much more will be displayed and sold by area artists. Musical ...

Attica village council prepares to celebrate Memorial Day

Attica Mayor Bryan Shock read a letter from Jenny Myers, director of the American Legion Riders Post 260 Thursday evening during the council meeting. It stated, “The membership of American Legion Riders Post 260 has declared their whole support for the proposed Veterans Memorial Park in ...

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Seneca Regional Planning Commission meeting The Seneca Regional Planning Commission is to hold a public meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bloomville Community Center, 10 Beeghly Ave., Bloomville. This meeting is to discuss potential development projects in the village of Bloomville. The village ...

Local Briefs

Woman charged with theft A Fostoria woman was charged with theft after an incident May 15. Frankie R. Wyant, 21, was charged with theft, a fifth-degree felony, and was being held without bond in Seneca County Jail, according to Tiffin Police Department. Wyant was working at Murphy USA, ...

On to regionals

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Seneca East baseball players celebrate their 2-1 victory over St. Paul for a district championship Friday in Clyde. The Tigers advance to the regional semifinal game at 5 p.m. Thursday in Strongsville. For complete coverage, see Page 1B. To view more photos from this ...

Medical malpractice lawsuit filed

A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed in Seneca County Common Pleas Court against Dr. Blair Clark of Fremont, Tiffin Eye Center and Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital LLC. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Clyde and Catherine A. Smith of Tiffin. The lawsuit states Clyde Smith was seen ...

Commissioners hear GLCAP update

Seneca County commissioners heard an update from the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership during their meeting Thursday. Formerly WSOS Community Action Commission, the agency changed its name last fall, said President RuthAnn House. Because May is Community Action Month, she said she and ...