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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 ...

Master Gardener classes set

For those interested in gardening and horticulture, Master Gardener classes for 2018 begin Jan. 24. Classes last nine weeks 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays. Graduates offer advice to assist in backyard gardening, among other projects. Seneca County Master Gardeners maintain the ...

Genealogical society to meet

Seneca County Genealogical Society is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Frost Kalnow Room of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. The program is to be the annual “Show and Tell,” expanded to include an opportunity for help from others in the group. Newcomers and veteran genealogists can bring a ...

Thompson trustees to meet

Thompson Township trustees are to meet at 7 p.m. Monday at 15910 Jefferson St., Flat Rock, to open the books for 2018.

Honoring a leader

Michael Grandillo (bottom right), a former Tiffin councilman who now is president of Madonna University in Michigan, speaks during a bridge dedication ceremony at Heidelberg University Thursday afternoon. The Rebecca Street bridge was dedicated in honor of former Tiffin Mayor Bernard Hohman ...

Eight crews battle blaze near Bradner

BRADNER — Eight fire departments battled a house fire at 168 S. CR 26 near Bradner Thursday. Captain Tom Wildman of Bradner Fire Department said when crews arrived, the garage was engulfed and fire was coming through the living space of the home. Crews set up a water supply, and he said the ...

Pleasant Township house burns

A Pleasant Township house caught fire when frozen water lines were being thawed Thursday morning. Chief Craig Mellott of Old Fort Volunteer Fire Department said occupants of the house at 673 W. CR 42 were thawing frozen lines and caught debris and lumber on fire in the basement. Mellott ...

Senecas victorious

The Calvert student section celebrates during the fourth quarter of the boys basketball game against Hopewell-Loudon in Tiffin Thursday. The Senecas won, 59-42. For complete coverage, see Page 1B. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Briefly, Dec. 29

Man sentenced to prison An Attica man was sentenced to prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Benjamin M. Blausey, 30, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of failure to provide notice of residence address change, a ...