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Man accused of break-ins, thefts

A man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury in connection to break-ins and thefts. Cody J. Graham, 24, was served with two indictments at Seneca County Jail Wednesday afternoon. He was charged with two counts of breaking and entering and six counts of theft, all fifth-degree felonies, ...

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help a Bascom family pick up debris from Sunday’s storm. They are asked to meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wertz Farm Market, 1111 N. SR 635, and should dress warmly, wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves. A donation page called “Recover Our Farm” has been setup ...

‘Radium Girls’ to be staged

Tiffin University Dragon’s Den Players perform during a dress rehearsal Wednesday evening for “Radium Girls,” to be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday in TU’s Osceola Theatre, located inside the Gillmor Student Center. Tickets are $4 each and will be ...

Area school board results listed

Voters weighed in on members for area school boards during Tuesday’s general election. Listed are votes from Seneca County only. Totals are unofficial results that include absentee and Election Day ballots, but not provisional ballots. North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board ...

Tiffin income tax nixed

Tiffin voters rejected a five-year, 0.25-percent income tax levy Tuesday that would have been used to fund road and bridge maintenance. According to unofficial results that include absentee and Election Day ballots but not provisional ballots, 1,665 people, or 52.74 percent of residents who ...

Fostoria voters pass levy

FOSTORIA — Fostoria voters apparently approved a 6-mill property tax levy Tuesday night that could be pivotal in providing safety services and helping to remove the city from fiscal emergency status. According to unofficial results that include absentee and Election Day ballots but not ...

Voters OK fire, EMS levies

Seneca County voters approved three levies to support first-responders Tuesday. The village of Bettsville sought passage of a four-year, 3-mill levy to provide fire protection. Voters approved the levy by unofficial totals of 158 for the tax and 44 against it. “It’s just a renewal. We ...

2 tornadoes confirmed

National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes occurred in Seneca County Sunday. Survey teams were sent across the area to survey damage Monday, and the weather service confirmed there were 14 tornadoes across northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania, a preliminary summary on the weather ...

Turnout about 35 percent

Seneca County Board of Elections officials were not surprised by the roughly 35 percent of registered voters who participated in the 2017 General Election Tuesday. According to information from the board, 12,110 absentee and Election Day ballots were cast. Board President Jim Fruth said ...

Tiffin council candidates get 4-year terms

All of the candidates running for Tiffin City Council were awarded four-year terms by Tiffin voters Tuesday night. None of the races for council seats were contested. For council president, write-in candidate and current Council President Mark Hayes apparently was re-elected. Hayes took ...

Village races: Harrison, Davis, Toy, Klaiss win seats on Bettsville council

Several village council candidates were able to celebrate election victories Tuesday night. The unofficial results include absentee and Election Day ballots, but do not include provisional ballots. Bettsville In the race for Bettsville Village Council, Scott Harrison, Linda Davis, Robert Toy ...

Incumbents re-elected to seats on Fostoria City Council Tuesday

FOSTORIA — Two incumbents who were facing opposition for Fostoria City Council apparently won seats Tuesday night. According to unofficial results that include absentee and Election Day ballots but not provisional ballots, incumbent Paula Dillon defeated Jonathon Puffenberger for a seat ...

New member to join Tiffin school board

Tiffin City School District community members will see a new board of education member in January after voters made their choices Tuesday. Voters were tasked with filling three available terms on Tiffin City Schools’ board. On the ballot was Jeffery Hoyda, Victor Perez, Randall Schwartz and ...

Township races: Moyer, Distel win in Clinton; Shellhouse, Ziegler in Eden

Several candidates for township trustee were able to celebrate victories Tuesday night. The unofficial results include absentee and Election Day ballots, but do not include provisional ballots. Clinton Township According to unofficial information from Seneca County Board of Elections, the ...

Time capsule tops board’s business

Seneca County commissioners discussed work being completed on the time capsule for the Seneca County Justice Center Tuesday morning. Commissioner Holly Stacy said the committee for the time capsule is gathering thumb drives containing files and information from area schools and businesses and ...

Mental health and recovery services levy passes Tuesday

Voters approved a 10-year, 0.7-mill levy for the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties Tuesday, for services in Seneca County. According to unofficial results, 7,416 voted for the levy and 4,393 voted against it. “I am extremely happy and ...

Sunday alcohol sales OK’d in 8 places

Eight Seneca County establishments are to be allowed to sell alcohol on Sundays, voters determined Tuesday. Five of the businesses are in Tiffin. Voters approved the local liquor option for Coco’s Bar and Grill, 271 S. Sandusky St., by a vote of 101-70; Double Barrel Bar and Grill, 295 ...

Progress continues on street project

GREEN SPRINGS — Green Springs Village Council members heard an update on the East Adams Street project during a meeting Monday night. Mayor Adam Greenslade said curbing had been completed. He said the goal before winter sets in is to put down the base coat of pavement and possibly the ...

Commission on Aging levy renewed

Voters supported the Seneca County Commission on Aging renewal levy Tuesday. The levy is a five-year, 0.3-mill levy that is to generate $248,000 a year and cost the owner of a $100,000 home two cents per day. According to unofficial results, 9,067 voted for the levy and 2,769 voted against ...

Possible overdose reported

A person was taken to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital after a possible overdose Monday evening. About 6 p.m. Monday, a person reported a 25-year-old man possibly was overdosing at 5874 W. Ash St. Bettsville EMS, Kansas Volunteer Fire Department and the county's Echo unit responded, ...