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More than 700 lose power

Hundreds of people on the west side of Tiffin were without power Saturday morning. A person reported a substation was sparking at 364 TR 91 and there was a power outage Saturday morning, according to a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman. Chief Mark DeVault of Bascom Joint Fire ...

Annual Harvest of Hope fundraiser next weekend

The annual Harvest of Hope fundraiser is to be next weekend and donations still are being accepted. Money raised at the event goes to F.A.C.T. (Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment), which assists cancer patients in Seneca County. The fundraiser takes place 11:30-3 p.m. Nov. 4 at the ...

Seneca’s jobless rate below 4 percent

Seneca County’s unemployment rate for September is down from August. The Civilian Labor Force Estimate report states Seneca County’s unemployment rate for the month of September was 3.8 percent, down from 4.1 percent in August and down from 4.2 percent in September 2017. For the month ...

Briefly, Oct. 28

Woman struck at Walmart A woman was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot at Walmart, 2801 W. SR 18, Friday afternoon. According to a Tiffin Police Department report, it was reported a 52-year-old woman was struck in the parking lot near the grocery entrance. A woman was transported to ...

Tiffin women acquitted of aggravated burglary

Two Tiffin women were acquitted of aggravated burglary by Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley Friday afternoon. Laura J. Halcomb, 49, and her daughter, Tiffany A. Swartz, 29, had been indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on charges of aggravated burglary, a first-degree ...

Undefeated

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Mohawk’s football team takes the field before the game against Upper Sandusky in Sycamore Friday. The Warriors won, 62-0, and finished the regular season 10-0. For complete coverage, see Page 1B. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

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Christmas signup to begin Monday The Salvation Army is to host the 2018 Christmas signup 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Monday through Nov. 2. Late signup will be available until 6 p.m. Nov. 2. Those wishing to sign-up must bring a photo ID, proof of residency for October and proof of custody ...

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Man pleads guilty A Crestline man pleaded guilty during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Michael W. Conley, 41, entered written pleas of guilty to two counts of trafficking in heroin, both fourth-degree felonies, court records ...

Attica Village Council: Residents explain water bill issue

ATTICA — Attica Village Council listened Thursday night while residents Bridget and Billy Gayheart and Katherine Smith spoke about their water billings. The Gayhearts had received two months billing with only the base rate fee due and Smith with three months and then each received bills ...

Senecas victorious

Calvert volleyball players celebrate a 3-0 victory over Mohawk to claim a district championship at Fostoria Thursday. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Sex-related charge filed against Toledo man

A sex-related charge has been filed against a Toledo man who was arrested after a person reported a residence being robbed Monday evening. Dorian R. Williams, 25, and Dashaun C. Armstrong, 24, had been charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, according to Fostoria Police ...

Olympians talk experiences

A panel of 10 Olympians spoke during Tiffin University’s Good Morning World Breakfast Lecture Series Thursday morning. More than 20 Olympians, Paralympians and coaches visited Tiffin and TU this week as part of the university’s Elite Sport & Culture Week. Athletes featured on the ...

Search warrant leads to arrest

FOSTORIA — A man was arrested when Seneca County Drug Task Force — METRICH Enforcement Unit and officers from Fostoria Police Department executed a drug-related search warrant Thursday. The task force executed the warrant at 728 W. Park Ave., which is the residence of Dominique J.A. ...

In memory

Kenzie Coleman (left) and Ashley Brickner, Hopewell-Loudon High School juniors, place a plaque in memory of classmate Cody Rainey and his family during a ceremony in the courtyard Thursday morning. A year ago today, a SR 18 house fire claimed the lives of James R. Rainey, 46; his wife, Jodi L. ...

Seneca Wind application complete

The Ohio Power Siting Board has notified sPower that its application for a 212-megawatt wind farm is complete and now is under review. sPower is seeking a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need as part of a comprehensive public process that ultimately is to determine final ...

Briefly, Oct. 26

Beauty business to open downtown A new beauty business is to open in the Laird Arcade in downtown Tiffin Thursday. According to a Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership release, Airbrush Beauty is to offer traditional and airbrush makeup application, hairstyling, eyebrow waxing, mobile spray ...

T-SEP, Reinhart earn awards

Sixteen preservation and revitalization awards were bestowed on communities, business and individuals for their contributions in preserving places in Ohio, three of which were given to Downtown Tiffin. Downtown Main Street Manager Amy Reinhart of Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership earned the ...

Council hears about mentoring program

SYCAMORE — Justin Swartz addressed Sycamore Village Council Tuesday to bring attention to the Wyandot Mentoring Program he is forming. Swartz said he needs mentors for children in the Mohawk School District who need positive influences. Children aged 8- to 17-years-old can be in the ...

Briefly, Oct. 25

Anti-wind group plans meeting Seneca Anti-Wind Union is to host a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at New Riegel American Legion, 20 E. South St. The meeting is to feature a PowerPoint presentation by Greg Smith. The presentation is to dispel rumors and talk about the process an ...

Testimony in burglary trial concludes

Testimony in the trial for two women accused of burglary finished Tuesday. Laura J. Halcomb, 49, and her daughter, Tiffany A. Swartz, 29, had been indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on charges of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and felonious assault, a second-degree felony. ...