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10-year term for Tiffin man

A man convicted of two charges during a jury trial this week was sentenced to 10 years in prison by Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff Friday morning. Cyle J. Carter, 28, of Tiffin, had been found guilty of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and felonious assault, a ...

Briefly, March 31

Man sentenced to community control A Fostoria man was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Levi J. Corbin, 22, entered written pleas of guilty to charges of domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, and ...

Garage total loss after blaze

Multiple fire departments responded to 3024 S. CR 591 following a report of fire in a detached garage Thursday afternoon. Chief Dennis Kessler of NBS Fire District said the garage was engulfed when crews arrived at the scene. “We fought it all from the outside,” he said. “The interior ...

Justice center under budget

As work on the Seneca County Justice Center winds down, officials reported Thursday that the project is expected to come in under budget. Chad Stevers, of Gilbane Building Co., the project’s construction manager at-risk, said Thursday afternoon during a Seneca County Justice Center ...

H-L board plans meeting

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the school’s conference room. The purpose of the meeting is for the board to enter into executive session to consider the investigation of a complaint against a staff member.

‘Keep it open’

COLUMBUS — Seneca County Opportunity Center officials are advocating for choices. About 20 individuals, family members and staff representing the center attended Ohio Summit for Employment Choice at Sheraton Capitol Square Wednesday. They advocated for the importance of ensuring a full ...

Man charged in vehicle shooting

A Westerville man was arrested by Columbus Police Department early Wednesday morning in connection to a car being struck by a bullet in Tiffin. John Ross E. Moyler, who was driving one of the vehicles involved, was arrested in Reynoldsburg and was charged with complicity to attempted ...

Vietnam veterans honored

BETTSVILLE — Local Vietnam veterans were honored at a dinner Wednesday evening. The Vietnam Veterans Recognition Dinner was hosted by Seneca County Veterans Services’ at American Legion Post 733, 3751 SR 12. Matt Prenzlin, an investigator for Seneca County Veterans Services office, said ...

Homestead applications available

Seneca County Auditor Julie Adkins is reminding qualified homeowners to submit homestead exemption applications, which allow homeowners to receive a reduction in property taxes up to $25,000 market value. To qualify, applicants must turn 65 years old or older by Dec. 31 or be totally and ...

1 hurt when dump truck, pickup crash

A Bradner man was hospitalized in Toledo after an accident at US 224 and SR 587 Tuesday afternoon. Trooper Don Pratt of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said James Kingseed, 53, of McCutchenville, was driving a 2018 Kenworth dump truck west on US 224. Kipp Saam, 45, of Bradner, was ...

School board talks levy drive

Tiffin City Board of Education was given an update on the upcoming renewal tax levy campaign during the regular board meeting Tuesday evening. Bryce Riggs, a resident and Tiffin Columbian High School graduate, again is chairing the campaign. The levy first was passed in 2004 and has been ...

County OKs 2nd pact to upgrade network

Seneca County commissioners agreed Tuesday morning to contract with a local company to provide upgraded network capabilities for county offices and emergency personnel. The 20-year, $719,000 deal with Bascom Communications will upgrade the county’s internet lines from T1 (telephone-based) ...

Man convicted of aggravated burglary, felonious assault

A Tiffin man was convicted by a jury of two charges and acquitted of another during a two-day trial that ended Tuesday in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Cyle J. Carter, 28, of Tiffin, was found guilty of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and ...

Vehicle struck by bullet

Tiffin Police Department was looking for a man Tuesday night believed to have shot a gun at a vehicle. About 6 p.m. Tuesday, two people who were in the vehicle that was struck by the bullet reported the incident to Tiffin Police Department, Detective James Chandler said. Chandler said the ...

TCS strategic plan ready to go public

Tiffin City Schools has been working on its strategic plan and now is ready to release it to the public. The three-year plan was introduced to the Tiffin City Board of Education in January, Jennifer Losey, TCS director of teaching and learning, said. In February, the plan was introduced to ...

Keys to success

How to make the majority of crop producers understand the benefits of no-till and cover crops for creating healthy soils was the keynote speaker’s focus Tuesday morning during the second annual Ohio Soil Health Symposium at Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center. “I think the keys ...

region briefs, March 28

Share a family item, tell story at Retro Roundtable April 21 in Fremont FREMONT — Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is to host a Retro Roundtable event 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 21 in the museum auditorium. Presenters are to have 10 minutes to discuss their items, which can include a ...

Woman sentenced to prison in theft case

An Upper Sandusky woman who pleaded guilty to charges in connection to theft from her father-in-law and his estate was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday afternoon. In February, Brittney T. Scott, 46, had pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery, one third-degree felony and one ...

Seneca jobless rate down

Seneca County’s jobless rate decreased in February from January and was lower than the rate for February of last year. According to information released Tuesday from Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in February, a 0.6 percent decrease from ...

Tiffin woman indicted

Another Tiffin woman was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury last week in connection to an alleged burglary and assault. Tiffany A. Swartz, 29, was charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and felonious assault, a second-degree felony, according to her indictment. She was ...