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Officials impressed with EMS

GREEN SPRINGS — Green Springs village officials, as well as trustees from Adams and Pleasant townships, were pleased with the performance of North Central EMS Service in its first full year of service to the local area. At Monday’s village council meeting, Don Ballah and Rob Beaudin from ...

In memory

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE The funeral procession for Pat Ann Ambrose, 64, of Tiffin, who died Thursday morning at her home, moves through downtown Tiffin Tuesday morning. Ambrose was described as an icon in fire and EMS education. About 20 emergency vehicles from Seneca County and beyond ...

Businesswoman, educator to be keynote speaker for HU lecture series

An influential CEO, leader in the news media, educator and philanthropist is to serve as the keynote speaker for the spring session of the Heidelberg University Patricia Adams Lecture Series. Monica C. Lozano is to deliver the address “My American Story: A Family, A Business, A Dream” at ...

Blue Jacket spirit

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE The New Riegel student section supports the Blue Jackets boys basketball team during the district semi-final game against Mohawk in Fostoria Tuesday. The Blue Jackets lost, 62-51. In the first game of the evening, Arlington beat Old Fort, 62-56. For complete coverage, ...

Briefly, March 7

Overdose reported A person was taken to The Bellevue Hospital after an overdose was reported at 6810 E. SR 19 early Monday morning. A person reported at 5:53 a.m. a 42-year-old man had overdosed, and CPR was in progress, according to a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office report. North ...

Area again among top micropolitans

For the sixth consecutive year, the Tiffin-Seneca micropolitan area has been named in the top 100 nationally for large, private economic development projects. According to a Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. release, Site Selection Magazine has ranked the area tied for 10th ...

First responders recall icon in fire and EMS education

First-responders are remembering the life of a woman described as an icon in fire and EMS education. Pat Ann Ambrose, 64, of Tiffin, died Thursday morning at her home, and her funeral is today at St. Mary Catholic Church. A post on Life Flight’s Facebook page said Ambrose had dedicated ...

Trial starts for man accused of burglary, assaults

The trial for a New Riegel man accused of entering a home and assaulting people inside started Monday morning in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Robert L. Norville Jr., 41, been indicted on charges of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; felonious ...

Tiffin council OKs replacement for 17-year-old ambulance

Tiffin City Council agreed Monday night to lease and purchase an ambulance for Tiffin Fire Rescue Division to replace its third squad, which is not running. The Ford F450 Type 1 ambulance is to be purchased from the Rev Group/Wheeled Coach Ambulance for $206,834. It would be bought in four ...

Man sentenced to additional prison time

A Tiffin man who was sentenced to six years in prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom last week was sentenced to additional prison time. Charles E. Starks Jr., 27, pleaded guilty to charges of trafficking in cocaine and trafficking in ...

Lions Club eyes priorities for Republic park

REPUBLIC — Village Councilman Mike Schreiner reported to members Monday evening the Lions Club’s first priority at the village park is a new dugout at field three. Next is an awning for the concession stand and adding pea gravel to the playground. Making repairs to the old shelter house ...

City to consider replacing third ambulance

A Tiffin committee is to meet before the regular council meeting tonight to discuss replacing a broken down Tiffin Fire Rescue Division ambulance. The Materials and Equipment Committee is to meet at 6:45 p.m. at City Hall, 51 E. Market St. Mayor Aaron Montz said last week the department was ...

Man’s death may be OD

Tiffin Police Department is investigating a man's death as a suspected overdose. At 2:38 a.m. Sunday, a woman reported her boyfriend overdosed on heroin at 256 Jefferson St., according to a Tiffin Police Department report. Sgt. Joseph Feld of Tiffin Police Department said the man was ...

Schumacher headlines Rise Up conference

Teachers, guidance counselors and area community leaders spent the time talking to Tiffin City School students at the inaugural Rise Up Leadership Conference Saturday morning. Tiffin University President Lillian Schumacher served as the keynote speaker, delivering the address “How to Rise Up ...

Two injured in accident

Two people were injured in an accident on West SR 18 Friday afternoon. Sgt. Matt Davis of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Terry Vassalle, 45, of Alvada, was in a 2017 Jeep facing east on West SR 18 waiting to turn left. Clifford Feeley, 74, of Fostoria, was traveling east on ...

Helping hands

Hunter Haynes, a manager for the Mohawk boys basketball team and son of assistant coach Mike Haynes, helps cut down the net after the Warriors beat Calvert 45-41 in the sectional final tournament game in Carey Friday. In the second game, New Riegel beat Hopewell-Loudon 56-49 in overtime. For ...

Man sentenced to 2 years in prison

A man was sentenced to two years in prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Friday morning. Gerald L. Bicknell, 58, pleaded guilty to a charge of failure to provide notice of residence address change, a third-degree felony. Kelbley ...

BOE certifies write-in candidates

Seneca County Board of Elections certified 14 write-in candidates for the county’s Republican Central Committee during a meeting Friday afternoon. There are 51 precincts in the county and each precinct has a central committee member. The Democratic Central Committee is not up for ...

Lovable Lawrence needs a fur-ever home

Lawrence is an 11-month-old, neutered male that was born at the shelter. He is very sweet, loves children and other cats and is good with dogs. Lawrence has his vaccines and can be adopted for $10! You can see Lawrence at the Humane Society of Seneca County, 2811 S. SR 100. Or contact the ...

Juvenile court closed for funeral

Seneca County Juvenile and Probate Court is to be closed for part of the day Monday because of a funeral. Court Administrator Teresa Copp said the court will be closed 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. She said the closing is due to the death of the mother of Chief Deputy Clerk/Bailiff Beth Brown.