Driver cited after striking bicyclist Thursday night

A driver was cited after striking a bicyclist at Charlotte and First streets Thursday night.

Officer Michael Moore of Tiffin Police Department said Connor Smith, 20, of Tiffin, was in a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu pulling out of a parking lot on Charlotte Street. Tyre’k Hyde, 16, of Tiffin, was traveling west on a bicycle on Charlotte Street and struck the front part of the Malibu, he said.

Moore said Hyde was treated at the scene by Tiffin Fire Rescue Division for non-life-threatening injuries.

Smith was cited with failure to yield from a private drive, he said.

Hyde was wearing a bright colored shirt and his bicycle had lights, and Smith was wearing his seatbelt, Moore said.

The accident was reported at 8:44 p.m. and Tiffin Police Department and Tiffin Fire Rescue Division responded to the scene.

Catholic Women’s Fall Conference set for Sept. 22

Catholic women from the area are invited to attend the Toledo Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Fall Converence Sept. 22 at Camden Falls, 2460 SR 231.

According to a release, women from all over the Diocese will gather for praise, worship, confession and Mass with Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, adoration, and connect with speakers such as Teresa Tomeo and Sister Ellen Lamberjack.

The cost is $35-$50, the release states. Sister Ellen Lamberjack started Project Hope in 2007 which helps with family-based legal immigration work, and she is to share stories concerning the 145 new citizens served.

Women can receive a discounted rate through their parish if affiliated with TDCCW and rates go up with reservations after today. For more information, contact your local parish or TDCCW president Debbi Luman at (419) 898-0906, or (419) 734-4004, or by email at or call Sue Swartzmiller at (419) 937-3999.

Bake sale to feature pies

CAREY — The Our Lady of Consolation Volunteer Bakery is to feature pies at its bake sale set for Sept. 8-9. Apple and Dutch apple pies are to be sold at a special price.

Other pies tobe available include rhubarb, strawberry-rhubarb, cherry, peach, peach with crumb topping, Fruit of the Farm, blackberry and elderberry.

Noodles, angel hair pasta and pizzas also are to be on offer. Pizzas are to include meat-lovers, pepperoni, sausage and cheese.

Volunteers are continuing to make the top-selling multigrain bread as well as cinnamon-raisin swirl, honey oat and Italian whole wheat. Coffee cakes are to include apple, raisin and nut. Home-made potato chips also are to be for sale.

Cookies, to be sold by the dozen, include frosted sugar, chocolate chip, monster and snickerdoodle.

Pies, pizzas and breads are sold frozen. Baking instructions for the pies and pizzas are included.

The bakery sales office, in the information booth across from the basilica, is to be open 3:30-7 p.m. Sept. 8 and 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9.

Proceeds from the sale are to go toward OLC improvement projects.

Man admits to violations of community control terms

A Fostoria man admitted he violated the terms of his community control.

Dorian R. Williams, 35, admitted the violation during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom, court records state.

Shuff terminated his community control as unsuccessful, they state.

Williams must pay a $170 fine to Seneca County Drug Task Force – METRICH Enforcement Unit.

He had pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony, in 2017.

Woman placed on probation

A woman was placed on probation during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Stacy M. Robinson, 40, had been indicted on a charge of obstructing justice, a fifth-degree felony. She entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a lesser-included offense of obstructing justice, a second-degree misdemeanor, court records state.

They state Kelbley sentenced her to 90 days in Seneca County Jail. He gave her credit for 19 days served and suspended the remaining 71 days.

Robinson was placed on one year of non-reporting probation, according to court records.

Euclid man pleads guilty

A Euclid man pleaded guilty to a charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom.

Mark H. Ferrell Jr., 19, pleaded guilty to a charge of theft, a fifth-degree felony, court records state.

Shuff sentenced him to one year of community control.

Ferrell must complete cognitive behavioral therapy and anger management training, complete a substance abuse assessment and treatment program, and undergo random drug and/or alcohol urinalysis as directed by Adult Parole Authority, according to court records.

Charges of burglary, a third-degree felony, and safecracking, a fourth-degree felony, were dismissed.

Couple indicted for roles in Ohio slaying, dismemberment

YOUNGSTOWN (AP) — A husband and wife have been charged for their alleged roles in the slaying of an Ohio woman whose limbs were found in a freezer.

Twenty-seven-year-old Andrew Herrmann and 27-year-old Michelle Lee Ihlenfeld were indicted Thursday in Mahoning County. Herrmann is charged with racketeering, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. Ihlenfeld is charged with racketeering, intimidation and obstruction of justice.

Authorities say Herrmann helped cut off 28-year-old Shannon Graves’ arms and legs and dissolve her torso in acid after her ex-boyfriend killed her. Her limbs were found in a freezer in Campbell in July 2017. Ihlenfeld is charged with making threats and obstructing the investigation.

The ex-boyfriend, 32-year-old Arturo Novoa, was indicted last September for aggravated murder.

Police: Man kept 9 dead cats, kittens in his freezer

MIDDLETOWN (AP) — Police have arrested an Ohio man who had nine dead cats and kittens in his freezer.

Middletown police arrested 24-year-old Edmund Cunningham on Thursday during a search of his home.

Authorities say they’d received a complaint about Cunningham harming the animals.

A woman who runs an animal rescue organization says Cunningham adopted the cats from her. Taylor Buttelwerth tells WXIX-TV that Cunningham seemed normal. She said he told her he had a wife and daughter who were excited about the animals.

Police say Cunningham acknowledged killing eight of the nine cats in his freezer and faces multiple charges of animal cruelty.

Cunningham is being held in Middletown’s jail pending a Friday court appearance. No attorney was listed for him.