Driver sentenced to jail for man’s death

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A Grove City man was ordered to serve 75 days in Seneca County Jail and had his license suspended for four years Monday for the death of a Republic man. Arthur L. Johnson, 44, had been driving a 2014 Freightliner south on CR 15 July 19, and Robert W. Shultz, 65, had been driving a 1995 ...

Helping each other

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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

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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

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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

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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

Lifestyle briefs, July 17

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Daily Log, July 17

Daily Log

Tiffin reports • A person reported Sunday evening a man exposed himself at Hall and Ash streets. • A person was taken into custody after a foot pursuit in the 600 block of South Sandusky Street Sunday night. • A person in the 100 block of Coe Street reported a physical domestic ...

In memory

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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 ...

Sunday announcements, July 15

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P.L.A.Y. Days scheduled Summer P.L.A.Y. Days are to take place 1-2 p.m. Friday at Beechwood Park, located on Beechwood Drive. The event features Planned Leisure Activities for Youth and is sponsored by Tiffin Park and Recreation. Organized games, crafts and activities will be ...

Daily Log, July 16

Daily Log

Tiffin reports • John C. Fritz, 39, of Fostoria, was charged with menacing and theft Saturday afternoon and aggravated menacing June 27. • Trenton M. Everhart, 21, of Tiffin, was charged with drugs-marijuana possession/abuse and endangering children Saturday afternoon. • Carl E. ...

Community Calendar, July 16


Events & Activities Today Nature camp for ages 6-12, 9 a.m.-noon, Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville. (419) 435-3915. Tuesday Nature camp for ages 6-12, 9 a.m.-noon, Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville. (419) 435-3915. Blood drive, ...

Getting a slice

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