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TDC annual Halloween parade

A banner and flags carried by Seneca County United Veterans Council lead Tiffin Developmental Center’s annual Halloween parade Sunday afternoon. Members of Columbian High School’s flag squad perform during the parade. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

2019 Oak Ridge Festival

Items donated by the Oak Ridge Festival’s vendors were auctioned Sunday afternoon on the Medicine Man Stage during the fall Oak Ridge Festival. Proceeds from the public auction are to benefit the Attica-Venice-Reed EMS and Fire districts and the Seneca East Public Library.

Fostorians to consider electric aggregation on Nov. 5 ballot

FOSTORIA — Fostoria voters are to consider an electric aggregation program, which is similar to a gas aggregation program the city has in place. “Electric aggregation is an opportunity for cities, townships and counties to negotiate a competitive electricity rate from ...

’Berg homecoming weekend

Alumni, faculty, staff and students look on as the Heidelberg University Homecoming Weekend festivities kicked-off Saturday morning during the Homecoming Alumni Parade.

Halloween festivities begin

Families and friends take a hay ride around Hedges-Boyer Park Sunday evening at Tiffin’s Fall Fest. The free autumn event, held at Hedges-Boyer and in the nearby YMCA parking lot, also featured trunk-r-treat, crafts, bobbing for apples, a storybook trail, a costume parade and free food and ...

One dead, at least one other hurt in Fostoria shooting

FOSTORIA — A man died and at least one other person was hurt during a shooting Saturday night. About 11:35 p.m. Saturday, a man reported two people had broken into his residence at 243 W. Lytle St. The man reported he and one of the intruders had been shot during a struggle, according to a ...

Bloomville man dies in accident

A Bloomville man died in a three-vehicle accident on SR 231, near CR 90, on Friday. Charles Dyer, 48, was thrown from the 2007 Suzuki motorcycle he was driving and pronounced dead at the scene. Trooper Austin Young of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said James Wolf, 62, of Upper ...

Boutique Hotel coming to historic downtown Tiffin

The Tiffin Boutique Hotel Group LLC announces that it has purchased the former Gibson Hotel in the historic Washington Street corridor of downtown Tiffin and will be converting it to a contemporary boutique hotel. Located at 160 S. Washington St., this property was the site of various hotel ...

History of the Wisler House

At 160, 162, 164 S. Washington stands a four-story hotel, commonly known as the “Empire House” and more recently as the Gibson Hotel, but originally opened in the 1870s under the name of the Wisler House. In 1874, Lewis Wisler announced plans to erect a business block with “open ...

Motorcyclist dies in SR 231 accident

A motorcyclist died in a three-vehicle accident on SR 231 Friday. Trooper Austin Young of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said James Wolf, 62, of Upper Sandusky, was driving a 2013 F-150 truck pulling a trailer south on SR 231. Delbert Chester, 61, of Sycamore, was driving a 2001 ...

Leadership

Magistrate Erica Gordon, who had served in Seneca County Common Pleas Court and now works in Preble County Common Pleas Court, leads an activity during Ohio Association of Magistrates’ Third Appellate District gathering in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom ...

Council candidate driven to maintain quality of Tiffin

A candidate for Tiffin City Council First Ward said she is driven by the desire to maintain the quality of the community. Bridget Boyle — relations manager at Sutton Bank — is on the ballot asking voters to consider her for City Council this Nov. 5. Boyle is originally from Cleveland ...

H-L trick-or-treat

Hopewell-Loudon High School National Honor Society students partnered with the elementary students Friday to host Hocus Pocus Sweets and Treats. Elementary students are pictured walking the halls trick-or-treating dressed in various costumes.

Fostoria woman ordered to pay nearly $5,500 to Murphy USA

A Fostoria woman who admitted she committed a theft from Murphy USA must pay restitution of nearly $5,500. Frankie R. Wyant, 22, had pleaded guilty to a charge of theft, a fifth-degree felony, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Wyant was ...

Man accused of threats against TU pleads not guilty

A Michigan man accused of making threats against Tiffin University appeared in Seneca County Common Pleas Court on Friday afternoon. Reginald A. Morrissette Jr., 27, of Detroit, was charged with inducing panic, a second-degree felony; making terroristic threats, a third-degree felony; and ...

Briefly

Seneca County Veterans Services Commission to meet Monday The Seneca County Veterans Services Commission is to meet Monday at 1 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Seneca County Veterans Services Commission office, 920 E. CR 20, Tiffin. Seneca Lodge No. 790 now taking orders for sausage ...

Heidelberg’s water quality lab celebrating 50 years

Before the Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1970, Heidelberg University’s water quality lab was collecting water samples from the Sandusky River and creating a database. Before the first Earth Day in 1970 and before the Clean Water Act was passed by Congress in 1972, biology ...

Through the years … A water quality lab timeline

This timeline documenting the National Center for Water Quality Research through its first 50 years is taken from a more comprehensive timeline on the center’s Lake Erie Algae website - lakeeriealgae.com. The educational website covers topics that relate to Lake Erie water quality. Sandusky ...

Great Lakes Ace Hardware to host 95th anniversary celebration

Great Lakes Ace Hardware in Tiffin, 1550 W. Market St., is to celebrate Ace Hardware’s 95th anniversary Saturday with an in-store birthday celebration. Employees will be handing out cupcakes, cookies and cider and also treats from the grill as they provide demonstrations of available grills ...

Commissioners hear museum update

Seneca County Commissioners Thursday heard a quarterly update from Seneca County Museum Personnel Director Tonia Hoffert and volunteer Mark Steinmetz. Hoffert said a new project spearheaded by Rep. Bill Reineke is under way to start an arts and history council in Seneca County, and the new ...