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Man admits sex-related crimes involving 11-year-old girl

A Tiffin man accused of sex-related crimes involving an 11-year-old girl pleaded guilty to charges during a hearing before Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley Tuesday morning. James W. Kizer IV, 42, pleaded guilty two counts of attempted rape, both special felonies; one ...

Garage, three vehicles destroyed in fire

Three vehicles and a garage were destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning. The fire that destroyed the unattached two-car garage at 154 Wentz St. was reported about 10 a.m., and personnel from Tiffin Fire Rescue Division, Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Department, Tiffin Police Department and ...

One hurt in accident in Bascom

BASCOM — A person was hurt in an accident involving a semi and car on SR 18 at SR 635 Tuesday afternoon. Trooper Donald Pratt of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said a Subaru Forester was driving west on SR 18. Clinton C. Carter, 53, of Indiana, was driving an International semi ...

Hohman chosen interim county treasurer

Seneca County Treasurer's Office clerk Rebecca Hohman was selected as interim treasurer on the recommendation of outgoing Treasurer Damon Alt during Tuesday morning's Seneca County Commissioners meeting. She will act as county treasurer for about a week until the Republican Central Committee ...

Council Sets Date for Hearing Revised DORA

At the City Council meeting Tuesday, Council heard first reading on the City of Tiffin’s revised application for the creation of a DORA, or Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, in downtown Tiffin. Council President Mark Hayes announced that there would be a public hearing on the proposed ...

GS council eyes proposed pay scale for village workers

GREEN SPRINGS — Green Springs Village Council members moved one step closer to establishing a set pay scale for village police officers and some other employees during their meeting Monday night. After discussion regarding police pay, the following scale was proposed: • Chief: ...

Republic officers to get body cams

REPUBLIC — Republic Village Council members approved the purchase of two body cameras for the police department Monday evening. Chief Don Holmer requested the purchase, which offers a no-fault, three-year warranty on the cameras, for $3,015. A $1,000 Public Entities Pool safety grant would ...

Briefly

Republic woman indicted A Republic woman was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Brooke Noelle Hill, 24, was charged with aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, court records state. Fostoria Learning Center plans tours Thursday, class Fostoria Learning Center is to ...

Clyde-GS board eying 10-year, 4.15-mill levy

Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District Board of Education members met for a special session at the board office to discuss placing a levy on the May ballot. Three options were discussed, including a replacement levy, an emergency levy and an earned income tax. After discussion, ...

Occupant dies after ATV falls through ice

FREMONT — A person in an all-terrain vehicle died after the ATV fell through an ice-covered pond on Finefrock Road Sunday evening, according to Ballville Volunteer Fire Department. Two people in an ATV fell through the pond, and one of them was out of the water when the rescue crew arrived. ...

Sliding down

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Troy Dotson sleds down the hill at Hedges-Boyer Park Monday afternoon. Local schools already had started announcing Monday evening that they planned to delay or close school today. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Local magistrate heads back to Preble County

A local court official is headed home. Erica Gordon, who has been the magistrate for Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s court for the past decade, has accepted the same position in Preble County Common Pleas Court. Gordon’a last day is Feb. 1, and she officially ...

From snow to cold

A wind chill advisory went into effect after 8 inches of snow fell in Seneca County. National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory from 6 p.m. Sunday until noon today. According to the weather service, wind chills as low as 25 below zero were expected, and the cold wind chills could ...

Fostoria house destroyed by fire

FOSTORIA — A house was destroyed by a fire Sunday morning. The fire at 120 Olmstead St. was reported at 8:30 a.m. Capt. Warren Digby of Fostoria Fire Division said when crews arrived at the scene, there was heavy smoke coming from a two-story house. There was fire in the crawl space and ...

Sportsman’s Raffle to benefit firefighter

The proceeds from Tiffin Firefighters Local 322 fourth annual Sportsman’s Raffle is going to benefit a fellow firefighter and his family. Firefighter/paramedic Keith Johnson of Tiffin Fire Rescue Division said proceeds from the event are going to Sean Tyler and his family. Tyler has been ...

Snow causes lots of weather-related traffic issues

Winter Storm Harper continued to wreak havoc on the area as several weather-related incidents occurred Saturday night and Sunday. State Highway Patrol responded to a three-vehicle accident at SR 635 and SR 18 in Bascom Sunday afternoon. There was no transport, a Seneca County Sheriff’s ...

Briefly, Jan. 21

TAG meeting canceled Tiffin Art Guild’s meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled. Community MLK Day to go on as planned Tiffin-Seneca Community Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration is to continue as scheduled at 7:15 p.m. today at Faith United Methodist Church, 75 N. ...

Snow falls

Snow fell throughout Seneca County Saturday. National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning, and it remains in effect until 10 a.m. today. At 3:20 p.m. Saturday, the weather service predicted additional snow accumulation of 3-6 inches with winds gusting as high as 40 mph. “Plan on ...

Multiple accidents reported

Multiple accidents were reported throughout the county as Winter Storm Harper struck the area Saturday. In Tiffin, several vehicles were removed for street snow emergency on Madison, East Market, South Washington and East Perry streets Saturday morning. At 11:23 a.m., Seneca County ...