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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 ...

Clyde woman dies in crash

A Clyde woman died in a three-vehicle accident at SR 19 and US 224 Thursday afternoon. Trooper Richard Donovan of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Edward E. Mckenzie, 89, of Clyde, and passenger Dorothy M. Mckenzie, 86, of Clyde, were traveling south on SR 19 in a 2012 Chevrolet ...

Remembering the Raineys

BASCOM — Those who knew the Raineys say they were special people who loved life. Family and friends of the five family members, who died in a SR 18 house fire Oct. 26, are paying their respects during visitation and a funeral today in Hopewell-Loudon School’s Chieftain ...

How to help

Memorials in the family’s name can be made to Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment, Special Olympics, Hopewell-Loudon’s band, Seneca County Junior Fair Board or the Rainey-Depinet Memorial Fund at Old Fort Bank. Proceeds from Seneca County Opportunity Center’s third-annual cornhole ...

Jury pool for Carey man dismissed

A jury pool was released before a Carey man’s trial started in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Thursday morning. Tod W. Scott, 47, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on one count of misuse of credit cards and two counts of tampering with records, ...

Council talks future of police

BLOOMVILLE — Bloomville Council’s police committee met prior to the meeting Wednesday night. Members of the committee proposed to council that the village of Bloomville approach the village of Republic to develop a mutual contract to provide police coverage for both communities. Should ...

Briefly, Nov. 3

Tiffin woman indicted A Tiffin woman was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Sierra R. Lanning, 23, was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, according to Seneca County Clerk of Courts. Old Fort board to meet OLD FORT — Old Fort Board of Education is ...

Fire damages garage

Tiffin Fire Rescue Division and Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a garage fire behind Kahler & Kahler Law Offices, 216 S. Washington St., Wednesday night. Chief Kevin Veletean of Tiffin Fire Rescue Division said fire was coming from a wall and out of the overhead ...

Dog park closing for month

Tiffin Bark Park is to be closed for at least 30 days due to reports of canine influenza throughout Ohio. President Keith Hodkinson of Friends of Tiffin Park Bark Inc. said there have been reports of canine influenza, including in Columbus and Toledo. The “dog flu” is highly contagious ...

Emphasis on basics

ATTICA — For the past 20 years, running her restaurant has been a way of life for Peg Carrick. She owns Backroads Diner, 603 N. Main St., Attica, which she said specializes in homemade food and friendly service. She said she opened the business in Bloomville about 20 years ago and moved ...

Fostoria voter forum educates residents

FOSTORIA — Residents heard about ballot issues and from candidates during a forum at Fostoria Woman’s Club, 135 E. Fremont St., Wednesday night. Fostoria police and fire department representatives discussed the importance of a five-year, 6-mill property tax levy on the Tuesday ballot that ...

Getting a head start

Tiffin University students speak with representatives from the criminal justice field during the Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Career Fair Wednesday in Heminger Center on TU’s campus.

Caped Crusader spotted in Bascom

Trick-or-treating families walk near Batman at Bascom Carry Out Tuesday evening. Halloween festivities in Bascom also included music by Hopewell-Loudon's band, refreshments and costume judging. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

County to back grant plans

Seneca County commissioners agreed Tuesday morning to start crafting legislation that would oppose termination of some state and federal grant programs. Commissioner Mike Kerschner said the board previously had discussed that some federal historic tax credit programs could be ended. ...

Man must pay $235,000 in restitution

A Utah man must pay restitution of more than $235,000 to an estate. Justin D. Chilson, 45, of Salt Lake City, pleaded guilty to a charge of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom, court records state. Shuff ...

Man accused of kidnapping ex-girlfriend

A Tiffin man has been accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend. Brandon A. Somers, 30, of Tiffin, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on a charge of kidnapping, a first-degree felony, and assault, a first-degree misdemeanor. The kidnapping charge alleges he restrained his ...

Region briefs, Nov. 1

Chamber to welcome The Renaissance of Tiffin Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services is host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at The Renaissance of Tiffin, 129 S. Washington St. Those who attend can meet owners Dave and Angie Spridgeon and tour the new bourbon ...