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Bloomville to discuss board make-up

BLOOMVILLE — Having only three Bloomville council members present for the Wednesday meeting, members unanimously approved Joe Kelbley serving on council again in order to conduct business. Solicitor Tim Hoover swore Kelbley into office. Other candidates were discussed and are to be reviewed ...

Tiffin man indicted

A Tiffin man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Melvin H. King Jr., 22, was charged with theft, a fifth-degree felony. The alleged incident involved a temporary license placard from Tiffin University, according to his indictment.

Council eyes tax increase again

Tiffin City Council heard the first reading of legislation that would put a 0.25-percent income tax levy for road and bridge maintenance in front of voters for a second time May 8. The proposal, which would move the city’s income tax from 1.75 percent to 2 percent, was rejected Nov. 7 with ...

H-L students starting a bass fishing team

BASCOM — Students have come together in a shared interest of fishing to start their own bass fishing team. Students Brandon Wilt and Kayleigh Statts, seniors at Hopewell-Loudon High School, have enjoyed fishing since they were young. Wilt, who came from Texas to Ohio, always admired his ...

Briefly

Warming station available Morrison House in Tiffin is serving as a local warming station, and it is to be available 24 hours a day until Sunday, according to Tiffin Police Department. The house is located at 107 W. Perry St. Anyone needing a place to go to get warm, sleep in a warm bed or ...

Weather service warns of wind chill

National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory until noon Wednesday. Wind chills are expected to range from 15 to 24 below zero, and exposed skin can experience frost bite in 30 minutes, according to the weather service. High temperatures around 30 degrees are expected by Sunday and ...

Record breaker

A manager at Tiffin’s Chipotle says she has a lot of respect for people who set goals in life — no matter how big or small. Sarah Phoenix, service manager for Tiffin’s Chipotle restaurant, also respects Bruce Wayne, a Tiffin man who broke the known record of consecutive days eating ...

Hodkinson named district governor

Keith Hodkinson, a member of Tiffin Rotary Club, has been named as the 2020-2021 District 6600 governor. Hodkinson said he has been a member of the club since 1983 when he moved to Tiffin and in that time, he has earned two Paul Harris Fellow and is the only two-term president of the Tiffin ...

Death investigated as possible overdose

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Tiffin woman as a possible overdose. Rebecca L. Nesselhauf, 45, of Tiffin, died Thursday evening in Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital’s emergency room, according to Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory’s ...

Group works to make Tiffin a nonviolent city

It started in Carbondale, Illinois, and now a local group is working to make Tiffin the 51st nonviolent city through the Nonviolence Cities Campaign. Over the past year, city government officials, judges, city council members, social workers, professors, school staff, churches and concerned ...

Woman hurt in three-car accident

A woman was hurt when her car struck two other cars at Market Street and Hopewell Avenue Saturday afternoon. According to Tiffin Police Department, Anita L. Whitney, 77, of Tiffin, was driving a 1998 Honda Accord. Officer Doug Skornicka said Whitney was in the Rite Aid parking lot and was ...

Diplomat’s tip a factor in FBI’s Russia probe

WASHINGTON — An Australian diplomat’s tip appears to have helped persuade the FBI to investigate Russian meddling in the U.S. election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign, The New York Times reported Saturday. Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos told the diplomat, ...

Tips to prevent frozen pipes

Aqua Ohio is encouraging its customers to take steps to prevent frozen pipes inside their homes during cold weather. “With the recent cold snap, we’ve started receiving calls from customers with frozen pipes,” said Aqua’s Area Manager Scott Ballenger. “Aqua wants to make sure they ...

Garage, home catch fire

Three fire departments responded to 2493 N. CR 11 for an attached garage fire Friday evening. Capt. Jim Nagle of Bascom Joint Fire District said the garage was fully involved when crews arrived and they tried to battle the fire from the exterior first. “Then we made entry through the ...

Man cited after Sandusky St. crash

One person was cited after a three-vehicle accident on North Sandusky Street Friday afternoon. Officer Drew Westenbarger of Tiffin Police Department said George Jackson Jr., 70, of Fostoria, was traveling north in a 2007 Chevrolet HHR on North Sandusky Street. Tommy Keyes, 50, of Mount ...

3 welcomed to Attica council

ATTICA — Attica Mayor Bryan Shock swore in newly elected council members George Yakoubian, Kirk Stanfield and Ed Treft Thursday night. Councilman Louis Sanders will take the oath of office during the Jan. 11 meeting. Village Administrator Greg Martin along with Shock thanked Jeff Painter ...

Woman gets community control

A Tiffin woman was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Ashley E. Bishop, 34, pleaded guilty to a charge of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony, court records state. A charge of tampering with records, a ...

Keeping pipes thawed

Aqua Ohio is encouraging customers to take steps to prevent frozen pipes in homes. According to a release, the following actions are appropriate during the cold snap: • Know where to turn off the water if a pipe bursts. • Be sure lids on outdoor meter pits are intact. • Make ...

Community control ordered

A Findlay man was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Steven E. Reese, 33, entered guilty pleas to charges of aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drugs, fifth-degree felonies. Shuff ordered Reese ...

Bellevue man pleads guilty

A Bellevue man pleaded guilty to a charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Caleb J. Crockett, 24, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of theft, a fifth-degree felony, according to court records. Shuff ordered a ...