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Overdose reported

FOSTORIA — A Fostoria Police Department officer was flagged down at Fostoria Motel, 345 W. Lytle St., Monday morning, a police report states. An officer requested an ambulance for a person overdosing, and a person was taken by ambulance to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. A man ...

Commissioners to meet

Seneca County commissioners are to meet at 10 a.m. today at the commissioners’ office, 111 Madison St. During old business, the board is to discuss Seneca County Justice Center. In new business, the board is to consider: • A $10,000 supplemental appropriation to the General ...

Woman pleads guilty

A Tiffin woman pleaded guilty to a charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Sierra R. Lanning, 23, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, court records state. The ...

Man pleads guilty

A Tiffin man pleaded guilty to two counts of identity fraud during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Matthew P. Haubert, 27, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to two counts of identity fraud, both fifth-degree felonies, court records ...

Toledo woman indicted

A Toledo woman was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Clarissa L. Spearman, 31, was charged with theft and receiving stolen property, fifth-degree felonies, court records state.

Indictment dismissed

A Tiffin man’s indictment was dismissed by Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley. James Y. Maire, 42, had been charged with domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony. Kelbley granted Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office’s motion to dismiss the indictment, court records ...

Robbery report received

FOSTORIA — A man reported an armed robbery to Fostoria Police Department Sunday night. About 8:30 p.m., a man at 324 Summit St. reported he was held at gunpoint and robbed, a police report states. The man said his medication was taken. An officer was en route to ProMedica Fostoria ...

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 ...

Physicians, board recognized

The 2017 annual Recognition Banquet took place Oct. 26 to honor members of the Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital medical staff and board of managers. Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital medical staff recognized included: • Five years — Juanita Combs, CRNA; Dr. Rahil Kasmani, nephrology; ...

High winds down trees, cause power outages

Seneca County was ravaged by a storm that went through the area Sunday evening. Reports of downed trees, power lines in the roadway and structural damage were reported throughout the county. Public Information Officer Dean Henry said in a release that Seneca County experienced a “severe ...

H-B Park, houses, vehicles damaged

By Jill Gosche Online Editor jgosche@advertiser-tribune.com Residents of neighborhoods around Melmore and Coe streets in Tiffin were left with trees down and no electricity in the wake of Sunday's storm. It hit nearly 15 years after a tornado Nov. 10, 2002, that leveled buildings and ...

Kendall featured at Y-Wives craft show

This year, the annual YMCA fundraiser will feature a stained and fused glass artist with 40 years of experience as its featured vendor. The Y-Wives Holiday Extravaganza is to take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Tiffin Community YMCA. Ben Kendall, former owner and operator of Sundance ...

State bound

Buckeye Central players celebrate after defeating Carey Saturday to earn a trip to the state tournament in volleyball.

Two cited in SR 162, SR 4 accident

Two people were cited after an accident at SR 162 and SR 4 Saturday afternoon. Trooper Richard Donovan of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Decoda Estep, 22, of Tiffin, was in a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu traveling east on SR 162 and Richard Lewis, 26, of Sandusky, was traveling in a ...

Running at state

Columbian’s Jacob Anderson (front right) runs in the Division I race at the state cross country meet in Hebron Saturday.

Briefly, Nov. 5

American Legion hosts gun show New Riegel American Legion is hosting a gun show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 12 at 20 South St., New Riegel. Admission is $5. Gun appraisals are to be free of charge. Rental for an 8-foot table is $20 for both days, with set up on Friday ...

Loudon Twp. family laid to rest

BASCOM — Members of the Bascom community and beyond gathered Friday to mourn the loss of five family members in a Loudon Township fire Oct. 26. Family and friends of James R. Rainey, 46, and his wife, Jodi L. Depinet-Rainey, 41; and their children, Austin James Rainey, 19, Cody Steven ...

State files lawsuit against pipeline

CANTON — A lawsuit was filed Friday against a company building a natural gas pipeline through part of Ohio, including Seneca County. According to a release from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office, the office filed the lawsuit on behalf of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency ...

Tiger pride

Seneca East's cheerleaders lead the marching band toward the field before the football game against Hillsdale in Attica Friday evening. The Tigers lost the first-round playoff game, 28-7. For complete coverage, see Page 1B. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Try a little spice in your life

Meet Oregano and Basil. They are the last two of a litter born at Humane Society of Seneca County in March. All cats and kittens, including this brother and sister, are $25 this month. You can see Oregano and Basil at the humane society, 2811 S. SR 100. Or contact the humane society by calling ...