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Panel approves capital improvements spending

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Seneca County commissioners Tuesday voted to approve nearly $2 million in capital improvements for 2019. Included in the $1,999,046 capital budget are 1,065,746 for equipment, $300,000 for the Jobs & Family Services complex, $16,000 for the Agriculture Center, $50,000 for the jail, ...

Community Calendar, Dec. 5

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Today Toddler Trot “Pinecone Painting,” 5 p.m., Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve. Advent Centering Prayer, “Be Still and Know that I am God”, 6:30-7:30 p.m., St. Francis Spirituality Center (second floor chapel), 200 St. Francis Ave. Suggested offering $6. To register (419) 443-1485 ...

Crafting with the GlamourGals

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Jena Huffman (standing right), freshman at Tiffin University and president of TU’s GlamourGals chapter, helps Blanche Hurley with a Christmas craft Tuesday afternoon at Elmwood at the Shawhan. Members of the GlamourGals service club and other students visit the nursing home once a month to ...

Former TU bookstore manager found guilty

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The former manager of Tiffin University’s bookstore who had been accused of thefts from the university totaling more than $216,000 was found guilty of a charge by Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley Tuesday afternoon. Charles B. Lutz, 56, of Tiffin, had been indicted by a ...

Tiffin man pleads guilty

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A Tiffin man pleaded guilty to two charges during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Tuesday. Cooper James Zoeller, 25, had been charged with kidnapping, a first-degree felony; attempted rape, a second-degree felony; and gross sexual imposition, a ...

Council talks holiday events

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REPUBLIC — Councilwoman Deb Durr Monday evening thanked many for their help with the Christmas parade in the village Sunday. She extended appreciation to Mayor Jeff Larick, council members Kevin Thompson, Jeff Moyer and Renee Lacey, and husband, Dave Durr, for organizing and preparing candy ...

Daily Log, Dec. 5

Daily Log

Tiffin reports • Larai D. Williams, 18, of Fostoria, was charged with underage Monday. • Thomas E. Coats, 18, of Columbus, was charged with driving under suspension Monday. • Hunter R. Simpkins, 18, of Tiffin, was charged with criminal damage Monday. • A person reported Tuesday ...

Senior Calendar, Dec. 5

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Commission on Aging Nutrition Program Thursday — Chicken salad, hard boiled egg, potato broccoli soup, tossed salad, mixed fruit, bun, milk. Friday — Closed. Monday — Pancake wrap, hash browns, orange juice, blueberries, graham crackers, milk. Tuesday — Cabbage roll, sliced ...

TU president charged with OVI, speed

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Tiffin University’s president has a hearing this week in Ottawa County Municipal Court on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and speed. Lillian B. Schumacher, 52, of Tiffin, was charged with OVI, a first-degree misdemeanor, and speed, a minor misdemeanor, ...

Elections board recommends buying new voting equipment

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Seneca County Board of Elections voted 3-1 to recommend spending $422,000 on new voting equipment during its meeting Monday. Board member David Koehl voted against making the recommendation. He said it isn’t the company or the equipment he objected to, but the requirement to purchase new ...

Absences delay vote on DORA

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Tiffin City Council tabled an ordinance Monday instead of voting on the downtown Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, or DORA. After discussion, council members voted 5-0 to table the matter until the next meeting, when all seven council members could be present. Councilmen Ben Gillig and Jim ...

Officials investigate house struck by bullet Sunday

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A state official said Monday he believed a house struck by a bullet Sunday was hunting related. About 11:35 a.m. Sunday, a woman at 2611 W. TR 26 reported a bullet went through her wall. Jason Parr, an investigator for Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife, said the ...

Grease fire closes Denny’s

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A grease fire early Monday morning temporarily closed Denny’s. The fire at the restaurant, 315 W. Market St., was reported about 3:20 a.m. Deputy Chief Rob Chappell of Tiffin Fire Rescue Division said the crew was cleaning a fryer overnight, and it overheated. Some of the grease caught ...

Daily log, Dec. 4

Daily Log

Tiffin reports • A youth was charged with juvenile-delinquent and criminal trespass after an incident Nov. 2. • Steven D. Laugherty, 33, of Tiffin, was charged with domestic violence Friday evening. • Devon M. Heilman, 23, of Tiffin, was charged with driving under suspension Sunday ...

Shop with a Cop helps kids in need Sunday

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Area youths were able to pick out various items and toys during the annual Shop with a Cop event at Walmart Sunday. Deputy Christopher Potter of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said during the event, officers help families purchase necessities such as hats, coats and boots. He said there is a ...

Daily Log, Dec. 3

Daily Log

Tiffin reports • A first-block Walker Street woman reported the theft of a package Saturday afternoon. • A first-block Wellington Place man reported Saturday afternoon a package was stolen. • A first-block Hunter Street woman reported Saturday evening a theft of packages from ...

Community Calendar

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Events & Activities Today Stand Up Comedy, 8 p.m.- midnight, Napoli Pizza, 378 W. Market St. For ages 18 and older. Call (419) 618-7454. Tuesday Blood Drive, 12:30-5:30 p.m., American Red Cross, Meadowbrook Ballroom, Meadowbrook Park, 5430 W. Tiffin St., Bascom. To schedule an ...

Second annual Salute to Veterans is Saturday

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BASCOM — The Republican Sons of American Legion Post 404 is hosting its second annual Salute to Our Veterans event Saturday at Meadowbrook Ballroom, 5430 W. Tiffin St., Bascom. Post Commander Mike Schreiner said the organization was started in 2013 and since then, it has donated more than ...

Six injured when vehicle lands in creek near Clyde

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CLYDE — Six people were injured in an accident on CR 213 just west of Clyde Saturday night. According to a release from the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol, Melissa Leiby, 33, of Fremont, was traveling west on CR 213 in a 2006 Dodge Durango with passengers, Brayden Cruz, 8, of ...

Report: Bullet goes through house Sunday

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Law enforcement and Ohio Department of Natural Resources officers responded to 2611 W. TR 26 Sunday morning for a house that was shot. According to a report, a woman reported a bullet went through her wall Sunday morning. Deputy Chris Weimerskirch of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said ...