Local News

On the hunt

More than 100 children ages 1 to 10 participate in the Kiwanis Aktion Club Easter Egg Hunt at Seneca County Opportunity Center Sunday. The annual event followed the Palm Sunday dinner at the Opportunity Center. The dinner was put on by the Opportunity Center parent adviser council. Proceeds go ...

Moose bingo reincarnated

Bingo players have a new yet familiar venue to support a local organization. John Sherer, activities director for Tiffin Moose Lodge, 1146 N. SR 53, agreed to run a weekly charitable bingo game that began March 6. He said the Tiffin Moose Lodge operated a bingo game for many years back in ...

From yard work to funeral planning

A man who assisted with tasks such as yard work and cleaning cars at a funeral home as a teenager has returned as a funeral director and embalmer. Jacob Bowers, who graduated from Calvert High School in 2010, is working alongside Robb Mack, owner of Hoffman-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & ...

Man burns down house

Crews responded to an abandoned house fire 5186 S. TR 165 Saturday afternoon. Chief Rodney Clinger of Sycamore Volunteer Fire and Rescue said personnel discovered someone was burning an abandoned house to get rid of it. A Seneca County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said the homeowner had ...

Live at The Ritz

Award-winning musician Mark Schultz performs Saturday at The Ritz Theatre.

Briefly, March 25

FPD responds to possible overdose FOSTORIA — Fostoria Police Department responded to a possible overdose at 1044 N. Union St. Friday evening. One person was transported to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, according to a Fostoria Police Department report. The report states ...

Man dies in field fire

A man died in a field fire in the 5000-block of East TR 138 Thursday afternoon. Detective Jeff Smith of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the scene for a body found in a field fire. The Seneca County Coroner’s Office was notified and the body was to be ...

Error boosts bag plan cost with Rumpke

Tiffin officials announced a change to the contract with the city’s new curbside trash and recycling provider that is to lead to increased costs for some users compared to initial projections. According to a release, because of an error in information provided by the city’s former trash ...

First look

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy (right) speaks with Seneca County Clerk of Courts Jean Eckelberry in the title office during a tour of the Seneca County Justice Center Friday morning. Local judges gave Kennedy a tour of the new building, which Kennedy called “impressive.”

Lighting it up

Two linemen from North Central Electric Cooperative returned from Guatemala Thursday after assisting with Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives’ Project Ohio. Linemen Michael Stahl, of New Washington, and Paul Weaver, of Attica, and Assistant Communications and Marketing Director Brian Barr were ...

Friday Night Live

In her inaugural appearance at National Theatre, Kayleigh Lash, of Fremont, performs in front of a full house Friday night.

Taz is no devil

Taz is a 6-year-old Chihuahua-dachshund mix. He is a happy guy and is good with cats, small dogs and older children. Although Taz is good with other small dogs, he can get jealous when he doesn’t have your full attention. You can see Taz at the Humane Society of Seneca County, 2811 S. SR 100. ...

Council OKs Palau as solicitor

ATTICA — Village council members approved a two-year contract with Solicitor Rick Palau Thursday night but not without controversy. Councilman Kirk Stanfield again questioned Palau’s duties and contract specifications according to the ordinance being considered. Councilman George ...

METRICH executes search warrant in Fostoria

FOSTORIA — A drug-related search warrant was executed at 616 N. Union St. residence Thursday. The Seneca County Drug Task Force‚ METRICH Enforcement Unit and law enforcement from Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Fostoria Police Department and Ohio Attorney General’s office, Bureau of ...

Can you identify this man?

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office has released a photo of a person believed to be involved in recent breaking-and-enterings. The department has handled five reports of breaking and entering on North SR 18 in Thompson Township in the past month, a release states. Anyone with information on the ...

Tiffin woman indicted

A Tiffin woman was indicted Wednesday by a Seneca County grand jury in connection to an alleged burglary and assault. Laura J. Halcomb, 49, was charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and felonious assault, a second-degree felony, court records state. Halcomb allegedly ...

Crews fight woods fire

GREEN SPRINGS — Fire departments responded to the 6000-block of North TR 190 for a woods line on fire Thursday afternoon. Assistant Chief John Montgomery of Green Springs Rural Volunteer Fire Department said when crews arrived, they found a woods line between two fields was burning. ...

Federal porn charge filed

TOLEDO — A man has been charged in U.S. District Court in a child pornography investigation. Charles Brian O’Neill of Fostoria was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor (production) and receipt and/or distribution of child pornography, according to court paperwork filed in U.S. ...

Hempy Water honored

Rotary Club of Tiffin President Gina Reuter (center) presents the Rotary Distinguished Service Award to Hempy Water Vice President Justin Wagner (left) and President Jeff Knedler during the 34th annual Community Charity Auction at The Ritz Theatre Thursday night. The business was honored for ...

Full house

For the first time in as long as one of the building’s co-owners can remember, the Laird Arcade Building is at full occupancy. Tyler Shuff, building co-owner, head of Shuff Consulting and a Tiffin City councilman, said the building that he manages is at 100-percent occupancy after the ...