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Don’t keep your heart stashed from Cash

Cash is a 4-month-old pit bull. He loves to snuggle and is very calm for his age. Cash is great with other dogs, cats and children. You can see Cash at the Humane Society of Seneca County, 2811 S. SR 100. Or contact the humane society by calling (419) 447-5704, emailing ...

Man charged with OVI after accident

A man was charged after an accident on West TR 108 early Friday morning. Travis McIntyre, 18, of New Riegel, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and underage consumption, according to a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman. According to a Seneca County Sheriff’s ...

Briefly June 2

Genealogical society to meet Tuesday Seneca County Genealogical Society is to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave., in the multi-purpose room. This is the annual potluck dinner meeting, so bring a dish to share. The society plans to recognize four new First ...

500 attend anti-wind confab

ATTICA — More than 500 people from Seneca and surrounding counties gathered for a Seneca Anti-Wind Union meeting at the Attica Independent Fairgrounds Thursday night to discuss pending wind projects in the area. Among those in attendance were 88th Ohio House District State Rep. Bill ...

Man charged after robbery reported

FOSTORIA — An Oregon, Ohio, man was arrested early Thursday morning after a robbery was reported at Dollar Tree Wednesday evening. Donald J. Hummer, 31, was charged with kidnapping, a first-degree felony, and aggravated robbery, a second-degree felony, according to Fostoria Police ...

Storm downs trees in Fostoria

FOSTORIA — Fostoria Police Department responded to multiple reports of trees being down after a storm came through the area Wednesday evening. A person reported a branch possibly was down in the road and may have taken out a line in the 300 block of Findlay Street, according to a report. ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

Several people were indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Terry L. Ellis, also known as Lamont Ellis, 40, of Tiffin, was charged with four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, two third-degree felonies and two fourth-degree felonies, and one count of possessing criminal tools, a ...

Woman stays with pets

A first responder had to help a woman out of a burning home at 233 Jefferson St. when she didn’t want to leave her pets Wednesday afternoon. Chief Kevin Veletean of Tiffin Fire Rescue Division said five people were inside the home at the time of the fire and they all were able to get out. ...

Truck rolls on CR 58

MELMORE — A truck rolled onto its side and leaked fertilizer on CR 58, west of SR 100, Wednesday morning. Michael A. Alves, 24, of Sheffield Lake, was driving the 2007 Mitsubishi TruGreen truck. Deputy Denny Wilkinson of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said the truck was traveling west ...

New Riegel woman arrested

FOSTORIA — A New Riegel woman was arrested on a drug charge Wednesday. Amanda L. Jenkins, 29, was charged with possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, and was in Seneca County Jail Wednesday night, according to a release from Seneca County Drug Task Force — METRICH Enforcement ...

H-L inches closer to levy vote

BASCOM — In a special session Wednesday evening, Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education took the next step in placing the renewal emergency levy on the November ballot. This would extend the existing levy five more years. The board conducted a 75-minute executive session to discuss ...

Chief: Remember others

When it’s hot, check on others, drink plenty of fluids and cool down, a rescue official says. The temperature Tuesday afternoon was 91 degrees, with a heat index of 94 degrees and 44 percent humidity, according to National Weather Service. Chief Kevin Veletean of Tiffin Fire Rescue ...

Commissioners make short work of it

Seneca County commissioners held their shortest meeting of the year Tuesday morning. Nicki Smith, clerk of the board, said the meeting was four minutes long. During public comment, Diane Hudok, of Eden Township, invited commissioners and county residents to a meeting planned by Seneca ...

6-year sentence for man

A Michigan man was sentenced to six years in prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Tuesday afternoon. Nicholas R. Butler, known as “Bishop,” 28, of Clinton Township, Michigan, had been charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree ...

3 accidents block turnpike

Part of the Ohio Turnpike was closed for four hours Monday after three accidents involving seven vehicles. Six people had minor to life-threatening injuries, and three first-responders had heat exhaustion, according to State Highway Patrol. The accidents occurred in Sandusky County’s ...

Fostoria man indicted

A Fostoria man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Joseph V. Struble, 32, was charged with abduction, a third-degree felony, and domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, court records state.

Health district offers clinics for seniors, follow up effort

The Seneca County General Health District wants to remind those age 60 and older about their senior health clinics. The health clinics are scheduled for 9:30-11:15 a.m. the second Monday and Wednesday of each month. Cynthia Voorhees, coordinator of the program, said clinics take place at ...

May 8 results official after certified by Board of Elections

Results from the May 8 primary are official after Seneca County Board of Elections certified them Tuesday evening. Elections panel officials approved eight additional absentee ballots and rejected five. The approvals were received after election day and were not included in the unofficial ...

Curbside bulk pickup for Tiffin

Tiffin residents may dispose of large items next week during the city’s annual curbside bulk pickup. According to a news release, Rumpke Waste and Recycling is to conduct bulk curbside pickup June 4-8. The service is available for no additional fee to Tiffin residents who have active ...

Special Board of Ed meeting

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon Local Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in the school conference room to approve policies, personnel items, agreements, election proceedings resolution, and other miscellaneous items.