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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, ...

Bettsville Public Library levy passes

BETTSVILLE — Bettsville Public Library’s renewal levy was approved by voters Tuesday. The levy is a five-year, 0.4-mill levy that is to generate $8,600 a year and go toward general operating expenses for the library. “We are very glad,” Joyce Harrison, library board president, said. ...

Results from school board elections

From Seneca County: North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board District 1 (Vote for not more than one) Donald Ellis - 51 North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board District 2 (Vote for not more than one) Steven Snavely - 1,739 Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center Board ...

Clean-up continues

The damage caused in Tiffin by Sunday’s storm was due to straight-line winds, officials have determined. Dan Stahl, Seneca County emergency management administrator, said a National Weather Service crew was in Seneca County Monday. He said most of the area had a pattern of straight-line ...

Several buildings struck on Hopewell Twp. farm

BASCOM — Family and friends of a Hopewell Township family gathered Monday to help clean up debris left from Sunday’s storm. Several barns were damaged on the farm of Don and Pam Wertz, 1111 N. SR 635. Don said debris from his farm stretched for 2 miles, and he was told it had to be ...

Hands-on help

Greenlawn Cemetery’s sexton says he thinks there are months of work to be done following Sunday’s storm that downed trees throughout the grounds. Caretaker Bill O’Connor said the damage primarily was on the west side of the cemetery. “This is just awful,” said Linda Ellinger, ...

Council hears from lawyer for medical marijuana group

Several Tiffin City Council members refused to lift a moratorium Monday night that bans medical marijuana cultivation, processing or retail in the city. Council heard from Chris Sumi, an attorney who lives in Columbus and graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School in 1995. He represents a ...

Chamber of Commerce hosting coloring contest

Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services is to host a coloring contest using Tiffin montage prints. Community Creations and Bruce Loeschen, artists who created the Tiffin montage prints, are allowing their use for the fundraiser. Prints are available at The American Civil War ...