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Police: Woman arrested after allegedly fabricating robbery report

A Tiffin woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly fabricating a report of a robbery at Tiffin’s Denny’s restaurant, according to Tiffin Police Department. Chelsa M. Chaney, 26, was charged with theft and falsification, both fifth-degree felonies, according to Tiffin Police ...

All stars

Photos by Pat Gaietto Celebrity player Demetrius Magee (left) greets Gary Geren during the Seneca County Celebrity basketball game in Sieberling Gym at Heidelberg. The annual game is the highlight of DD Awareness Month. Billy Huff (left) brings the ball up court during the game.

Fiber topic: Upgraded internet lines needed to make 9-1-1 system work

Seneca County commissioners discussed upgrading internet lines in the county Tuesday morning so emergency personnel can fully utilize its dispatch communication capabilities. The board discussed the issue with members of the Information Technology Committee and with Seneca County EMS Director ...

New Riegel student, 13, charged after making threat

NEW RIEGEL — A New Riegel Local Schools student was charged after allegedly making a threat Monday. Deputy Troy Callahan of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said a 13-year-old student was charged with disorderly conduct. The youth was transported to Seneca County Youth Center Monday ...

Briefly

TU president to discuss women’s rights Lillian Schumacher, president of Tiffin University, is to give an interactive presentation covering women’s rights across the world 6:30-7:30 p.m. today in the Old Fort High School auditorium, 7635 N. CR 51, Old Fort. A drawing for a gift card is ...

Senior calendar

Commission on Aging Nutrition Program Thursday — Taco beef, lettuce, tomato, Mexican brown rice, Fritos, pineapple, milk. Friday — Pasta bake, broccoli, corn, garlic bread, grapes, milk. Monday — Beef stroganoff, grape juice, mixed vegetables, pears and blueberries, bread, ...

Denny’s robbed at noon

A robbery was reported at Tiffin’s Denny’s restaurant Monday afternoon. About noon, a person reported a man robbed the restaurant at 315 W. Market St., according to a Tiffin Police Department report. No weapons were displayed, and a money bag was taken, according to a police ...

Council agrees to joint request for fed funding

Tiffin City Council approved the city’s continued participation in a program Monday night that could bring more than $1 million to repair homes for low- to moderate-income area residents. Mayor Aaron Montz said because Tiffin is joined by the city of Fostoria and Seneca County in applying ...

Man concerned about driveway change

GREEN SPRINGS — Village Council members heard A resident’s concern regarding a change in the slope of his driveway at their meeting Monday night. Gordon Myers, who lives on East Adams Street near the intersection with Catherine Street, said his two driveways used to meet the street at a ...

Youth charged, officer hurt

A Tiffin Police Department officer was hurt while investigating a report of a stolen bicycle Sunday evening. According to a police report, a 500-block Circular Street woman reported Sunday evening her son’s bicycle was stolen. About half an hour later, an officer saw a youth with the stolen ...

Councilman touts Saturday fundraiser

REPUBLIC — Republic Councilman Mike Schreiner reminded residents the fourth annual Meat Madness sponsored by Sons of the American Legion is scheduled for Saturday at Green Springs VFW. Tickets are $40 and available at Republic Mickey Mart. Doors open at 5 pm. Sides of beef and pork will be ...

Lifestyle briefs, March 20

Park district, chamber plan ribbon cutting Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services and Seneca County Park District are to celebrate the park district’s new office at 9 a.m. today at 3362 S. TR 151. An open house is to follow until 4:30 p.m. Free genealogy website class at ...

Commissioners meeting

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 the Seneca County Justice Center. Commissioners also are to give an update on bringing an Ohio State University extension office agricultural ...

Project Seneca Help hosts event

Project Seneca Help is to host an event 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday at Faith United Methodist Church, located at 75 N. Sandusky St. Free goods and services will be available for Seneca County residents, families, seniors and veterans in need.

ORBS to host museum fundraising event

Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits is to host a fundraising event for The American Civil War Museum of Ohio starting at 8:15 p.m. March 31. ORBS was founded in 2007 and claims scientific validation of hauntings in seven states and more than 400 investigations. ORBS has been featured on Animal ...

Man sentenced to prison

A Bellevue man was sentenced to prison after admitting he violated the terms of community control. Jordan R. Mellon, 33, admitted the violation during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Mellon was convicted of three counts of improper handling of ...

Woman sentenced to community control

A Fremont woman was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Kelsey M. Fonseca, 25, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony, court records ...

Early on

It wasn’t until after leaving the Broadway hit “Hamilton” that an original chorus member realized the production’s impact. Betsy Struxness, a performer and photographer based in New York, was keynote speaker at Tiffin University’s inaugural Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness event ...

Tiffin council to host double-header tonight

Tiffin City Council is to meet at 7 p.m. today for a committee-of-the-whole meeting followed by a 7:45 p.m. regular meeting at City Hall, 51 E. Market St. The committee-of-the-whole meeting is to feature a discussion about the city’s records retention schedule. During the regular meeting, ...

Tribute

PHOTO BY JONATHON BIRD Sharon Owens performs a tribute to Barbra Streisand Sunday afternoon at The Ritz Theatre.