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Chamber to host ribbon-cutting ceremony at Jolly’s The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services is to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Jolly’s, 66 E. Market St., at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 8. For more information, visit tiffinchamber.com. Sandusky County events announced for ...

Department upgrades equipment with grants

Scipio-Republic Fire Department was able to purchase new equipment thanks to a local grants. Chief Jason Porter of Scipio-Republic Fire Department said the department purchased a Hurst Jaws of Life set. The set is battery powered and includes a cutter, spreader and ram, he said. “The ones ...

Halfway there

Tiffin-Seneca United Way is more than halfway to its fundraising campaign goal for 2017-18. United Way Executive Director Pat DeMonte said as of last week, about $276,500 had been raised, or about 57 percent of the organization’s $485,000 goal. Last year’s goal was $484,000 and ...

Missing man found dead in woods

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office found the body of a missing Tiffin-area man near McCutchenville Monday evening. Deputy Brooks Hall of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said Dennis J. Hohman, 39, was found dead in a woods from an apparent suicide. His vehicle was parked on TR 26 near ...

Santa Claus is coming to Jolly’s

A Tiffin mainstay has opened a new shop about 2 miles east from its original location. “I like downtown,” said Diane Hassinger, who has owned Jolly’s restaurant for about 30 years. Jolly’s visitors Saturday were greeted by a Christmas atmosphere inside. Christmas carolers sang a ...

Organization gives packages to inmates

Since 1994, a local organization has been providing gifts for inmates at Seneca County Jail during the holidays. Sister Maureen Studer, secretary of the Seneca County Jail Chaplaincy Committee, said the sole purpose of the committee is to offer Seneca County Jail inmates opportunities for ...

Bridge dedication to honor Bernie Hohman Thursday

The city of Tiffin is to honor a former public servant by dedicating a bridge in his honor next week. According to a city release, the Rebecca Street bridge is to be named after former mayor Bernard J. Hohman. A ceremony is to recognize Hohman for his 43 years of service to Tiffin at 4 p.m. ...

Former detective indicted

A former detective at Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office has been indicted, according to a release from Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Sean O’Connell, 53, of Fremont, was charged with three counts of tampering with evidence, third-degree felonies; one count of unauthorized use of Ohio ...

Man indicted after pursuit

A New Riegel man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury Wednesday in connection to a pursuit with law enforcement officers Dec. 4. Robert L. Norville Jr., 41, was charged with failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony; assault, a fourth-degree ...

Men indicted in connection to robbery investigation

Two men were indicted by a Seneca County grand jury Wednesday in connection to a robbery investigation. Nicholas R. Butler, who is known as “Bishop,” 28, of Clinton Township, Michigan, was charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and robbery, a second-degree felony, ...

‘Our hearts connected’

McCUTCHENVILLE – An 80-acre farm near McCutchenville has been in Willard Hipsher Jr.'s family since 1895. After research and work on the application for at least a couple of months, family and friends gathered at the farm at 7845 S. CR 47 Thursday afternoon to erect a sign designating it as ...

County budget carries surplus

Seneca County commissioners approved a $16.8 million General Fund budget for 2018 Thursday afternoon. Under the plan, expenditures are to be about $16,852,000 and certified revenue is to be about $17,500,000, leaving the county with a projected surplus of about $650,000. County Administrator ...

Man accused of sex crimes involving girl, 9

A Tiffin man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on sex-related charges Wednesday. Joey F. King Sr., 33, of Tiffin, was charged with rape, a first-degree felony; sexual battery, a second-degree felony; and gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony, court records state. Tiffin ...

With appreciation

Collin Snyder (center) embraces acting Capt. Jerry Goodman of Fostoria Fire Division at the station Thursday evening. Goodman, Harry Miller (far left), a firefighter/EMT, and Kyle Blausey (far right), a paramedic, responded to Snyder's residence in October after Snyder accidentally had been ...

Report: More Ohio children in foster care

Economic and drug problems in Seneca County and Ohio have led to more children in foster care. According to a Public Children Services Association of Ohio report, 1,000 more Ohio children are expected to spend the holidays in foster care compared to figures from 2016. The report states that ...

Two indicted in robbery investigation

Two men were indicted by a Seneca County grand jury Wednesday in connection to a robbery investigation. Nicholas R. Butler, who is known as “Bishop,” 28, of Clinton Township, Michigan, was charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and robbery, a second-degree felony, court ...

Man indicted after pursuit

A New Riegel man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury Wednesday in connection to a pursuit with law enforcement officers Dec. 4. Robert L. Norville Jr., 41, was charged with failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony; assault, a fourth-degree ...

Electrical issue displaces 4

FOSTORIA — A family has been displaced after an electrical issue in a trailer at Poplar Village Mobile Home Park, 12400 W. Axeline St., Lot 300, Thursday morning. Training Officer Garry Ruble of Bascom Joint Fire District said crews responded to a call of smoke in the residence. Crews ...

Committees provide updates

BLOOMVILLE — Bloomville’s newly formed revenue research committee consisting of Councilman Dave Auble, Councilwoman Carol Adams, street superintendent Rick Dentinger, water and sewer superintendent Darin Brown and Ben Blaser have met and are collecting information for water, sewer and ...

Donations sought for justice center statue

Tiffin Historic Trust and Seneca County residents have teamed up to raise $30,000 for a statue that is to be placed atop Seneca County Justice Center. To raise money, Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff said a GoFundMe page has been started for the Lady Justice statue. The ...