Tiffin’s acting mayor dies

Mark Hayes, who was the president of Tiffin City Council and had been serving as acting mayor while Mayor Aaron Montz is in Japan, has died.

Councilman Rich Focht has taken the oath of council’s president pro tempore, City Administrator Dale Thornton said.

Hayes was an employee of North Central Ohio Educational Service Center and had been on Tiffin City Council since being appointed in September 1999, according to the city.