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Helping each other

Bill Hoffert (left) and Jason Monschein, firefighters-paramedics for Tiffin Fire Rescue Division, participate in mayday training at the downtown station Monday afternoon. The crew learned about responding when a colleague is in distress. To view more photos from this event, visit ...

Man indicted on sex-related charges

A Tiffin man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on sex-related charges. Craig R. Ranker, 34, was charged with sexual battery, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies; attempted sexual battery, a fourth-degree felony; and sexual ...

Opportunity knocks on The Door Fort

A Green Springs man has taken his sons’ love of firehouses and imagination to create a unique children’s play area. Children love to create forts by using tables, chairs and blankets, said Jesse Darr, creator of The Door Fort. “This causes children to have to rearrange rooms and I ...

Good time

Rockwell Perry, 7, of Fremont, participates in Tiffin Parks and Recreation’s soccer camp at Hedges-Boyer Park Monday morning. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Lifestyle briefs, July 17

St. Vincent de Paul of Fostoria awarded White Family grant FOSTORIA – St. Vincent de Paul Society of Fostoria has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the White Family Charitable Fund through the Tiffin Community Foundation to provide assistance to Fostorians in need with transportation to ...

Tiffin man cited after he flees accident scene

A Tiffin man was cited after losing control of his sport utility vehicle in Tiffin Monday evening. Kyle T. House, 28, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and failure to control. House allegedly was driving under the influence of unknown drugs, said Officer Steve Beutler of ...

Park district gives village money for park repair

REPUBLIC — Sara Betts, executive director of the Seneca County Park District, presented Republic Mayor Jeff Larick with a check for $4,485 Monday evening. The money is to be used for concrete replacement at the rear shelter at Community Park. Lions Club members will be completing the ...

Commissioners’ meeting

FOSTORIA – Seneca County commissioners are to meet at 7 p.m. today at the Fostoria Municipal Building, 213 S. Main St., for a quarterly off-site meeting. The meeting is to begin after the Fostoria City Council meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. In old business, the board is to discuss the ...

Fostoria man indicted

A Fostoria man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Dean A. Harmon, 54, was charged with trafficking in cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, court records state.

OF Board of Ed meeting

OLD FORT – Old Fort Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Old Fort High School library, 7635 N. CR 51.

In memory

Family members of the Raineys install a memorial #RaineyStrong bench at Seneca County Fairgrounds Sunday evening. In October, James R. Rainey, 46, and his wife, Jodi L. Depinet-Rainey, 41; and their children, Austin James Rainey, 19, Cody Steven Rainey, 15, and Jessica Denise Rainey, 7, died in ...

Getting a slice

Customers wait in line for pizza during Pizza Palooza and Family Movie Night at East Green Ampitheater, 167 E. Market St., Saturday evening.

One injured in Hancock County crash

A Fostoria man was injured in an accident at CR 216 and CR 23 in Hancock County Friday afternoon. According to a Hancock County Sheriff’s Office release, Beth May, 35, of Arcadia, was traveling east on CR 216 in a 2003 Cadillac Deville. Richard Peace, 38, of Fostoria, was traveling north on ...

Soil turned for new station

BASCOM — People gathered to witness the groundbreaking of Bascom Joint Fire District’s new fire station at 5450 W. Tiffin St. Friday afternoon. Six groups of people took turns “turning the soil” as part of the ceremony, including government officials, fire board members and Bascom ...

Local law enforcement search for man in Tiffin

Law enforcement searched for a man north of Tiffin Saturday afternoon. At 1:48 p.m., a woman reported her sister’s ex stole more than $200 from her and she was following him, according to a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office report. The woman reported she lost him in a cornfield by a cemetery ...

Pizza Palooza gets a crowd

A panoramic photo shows crowds gathered to watch music performances during Pizza Palooza at East Green Amphitheater, 167 E. Market St., Saturday evening.

High turnout for farmers market

People visit the Orale Ohio stand at the Seneca County Farmers Market on North Washington Street Saturday afternoon. John Detwiler, president and CEO of Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services, said 500-1,000 people came through the farmers market Saturday. His wife, Linda, ...