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Exiting safely

Tiffin Fire Rescue Division personnel practiced exiting a building safely Tuesday. Crew members rappelled out of a window at 89 1/2 Jefferson St. The buildings at East Market and Jefferson streets are to be demolished in preparation for Phase II — which includes a splash pad, garden area ...

Panel agrees to contract legal counsel

Seneca County commissioners agreed to bring in special counsel for consultation on issues concerning proposed wind projects during their meeting Tuesday morning. Commissioner Shayne Thomas said the board checked through the County Commissioner Association of Ohio and found no recommendations ...

Special guests

National Center for Water Quality Research Laboratory Manager Ellen Ewing at Heidelberg University (right) gave a tour to Ohio House of Representatives Speaker of the House Ryan Smith (left) and other community leaders Tuesday afternoon. Smith also spent time at Tiffin University with ...

Two hurt in Clinton Township accident

Two people were hurt in an accident at North SR 101 and East CR 38 in Clinton Township Monday afternoon. Trooper Jake Mellinger of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Carol Spencer, 57, of Attica, and Brian J. Hartsock, 51, of Tiffin, had non-life-threatening injuries and were taken ...

T-SPL combines teen and children services into one department

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has seen many changes over the past few years with renovations to the interior of the building. More changes have come to streamline children and teen services. Ashley Meece is the new youth services manager at the library. She has been employed with T-SPL for two ...

Elite Sports & Culture Week spotlight: Wayne Seybold

If the Olympics are the story of everyday athletes becoming legends, Wayne and Kim Seybold may be one of the best examples you’ll hear. They didn’t have the best resources. They didn’t have the best facilities. They didn’t have an inside track. What they did have was the support of ...

Region briefs, Aug. 29

Sycamore Fire gets donation SYCAMORE — Just For Kids of Seneca County has donated $1,700 to the Sycamore Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of body armor vests intended to be used during active shooter events as well as other situations which may involve children being ...

Briefly, Aug. 29

Man sentenced to prison A Logan man was sentenced to prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Richard L. Dodson, 35, entered a written plea of guilty to a charge of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a ...

Officers respond to report of threat

FOSTORIA — Law enforcement officers responded to a report of a man with a gun threatening a woman and being barricaded inside an apartment in Fostoria Monday afternoon. The incident was at Fostoria Townhomes, 1203 Peeler Drive. Personnel from Fostoria Police Department, Fostoria Fire ...

Washington Street Outfitters moving down the street

Washington Street Outfitters is planning a move to a new location this fall. WSO will move to the space at 186 S. Washington St. where the boutique will have room to expand. WSO is owned by Zoe Dolch and Spenser Blackiston. “The new space has the right aesthetic, gives us a larger area ...

Improvements to greet Clyde-GS students today

Today is the first day of school for students in the Clyde-Green Springs District, and they are returning to classes amid improvements. Board of Education President Matt Jenne noted Monday the Safety Committee raised $11,000 for several projects. The public address and camera systems have ...

Commissioners to talk parking and investments this morning

Seneca County commissioners are to meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the commissioners’ office, 111 Madison St. Potential parking development in new areas is to be discussed. Commissioners also are to talk about the implementation and enforcement of new policies in county lots. Green parking ...

Briefly

Possible overdose reported Monday Seneca County Sheriff’s Office responded to a possible overdose Monday morning.
 According to a sheriff’s office report, a person reported a 27-year-old man possibly overdosed at 8892 S. SR 587 about 8:30 a.m. Monday. NBS EMS, Sycamore Volunteer Fire ...

Minimal Regatta

Contestants race in the second Minimal Regatta at The Bel-Mar Boat Landing, 1700 S. Duchess Lane, Sunday afternoon. Teams were required to build a boat with limited supplies that was seaworthy enough for one person to navigate a short course in the Sandusky River, according to the event ...

River Clean Sweep returns

After a five-year hiatus, the Sandusky River Watershed Coalition is seeking volunteers to take part in a river cleanup 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 22 at Junior Home Park. The organization is reviving the Sandusky River Clean Sweep tradition that happened every summer from 1998 until 2013. “We have ...

Calvert teacher learns of Judaism in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Calvert Catholic High School teacher attended a summit over the summer in order to help students understand more about antisemitism and inter-faith relations. Maddie Routson, a high school social studies teacher in her second year at Calvert, attended the Elieen Ludwig ...

Seneca County inmate injured in jump

An inmate at Seneca County Jail was injured Sunday afternoon. Sgt. James Cholodewitsch of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said an inmate voluntarily jumped over a second-tier railing. The man, who’s name was not released Sunday evening, had been in Seneca County Jail just more than a week, ...

Local group wants to raise awareness of PTSD

A local veteran who has struggled with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and suicide now is trying to help other veterans through a non-profit organization he started. Kevin VanHoosier started Awareness 22 to spread awareness of PTSD. The number 22 is in reference to the statistic that on ...

TU welcomes incoming ’22 class Friday

Tiffin University’s sixth president welcomed students from the incoming freshman class of 2022 Friday during Opening Convocation, stating they will graduate as different individuals than they are today. TU President Lillian Schumacher said the university focuses on a different I Care Value ...

One injured in North Washington Street accident

A man was injured in an accident on North Washington Street Friday afternoon. Sgt. Robert Bour of Tiffin Police Department said Christopher D. Ziegler, 48, of Bloomville, was traveling south on North Washington Street in a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500, went off the right side of the road and struck two ...