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An American flag flies with equipment formed in the shape of a heart at Airport Business Park on Friday morning. A bald eagle perches in a tree near Front Street and Sandusky River on Friday afternoon. Be sure to pick up a copy of Monday’s A-T as it will contain a printed flag that can be ...

Ohio numbers continue to climb, county holding steady

Seneca County Health Commissioner Beth Schweitzer and Emergency Services Director Ken Majors updated residents on the latest news in the COVID-19 pandemic at the Seneca County General Health District’s Friday morning report on Facebook Live. Schweitzer said Seneca County has four confirmed ...

Steele named new United Way director

Kari Steele has been selected as the new executive director of Tiffin-Seneca United Way. She is to begin her new position April 15, and will replace Pat DeMonte, who is retiring in May after serving in the position for 20 years. Larry Kisabeth, chair of the United Way search committee, said ...

Business owner charged after allegedly allowing dog groomings to be performed

A Tiffin business owner was charged after allegedly allowing two dog groomings to be performed after being informed that such services were prohibited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to court records. Janice M. McClung, 68, was charged with violating a rule the health director or ...

Tiffin man classified as Tier I sex offender

A Tiffin man was classified as a Tier I sex offender during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. William J. Kiesel, 60, had pleaded guilty to three counts of illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance, all fifth-degree ...

Woman suing Fostoria’s Kroger

A Fostoria woman is suing The Kroger Co. in Fostoria for injuries sustained when she fell in the parking lot. The lawsuit was filed in Seneca County Common Pleas Court on behalf of Darla Gonzales of Fostoria against The Kroger Co. of Fostoria. It states Gonzales visited the business on ...

Cancellations/Notices

Palm Sunday dinner canceled The Seneca County Opportunity Center and Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities 62 annual Palm Sunday Dinner scheduled for this Sunday is canceled. City Municipal building to remain closed until May 1 All City of Tiffin Municipal buildings are to ...

Tiffin Police Department investigates man with gunshot wound

Tiffin Police Department is investigating a man with a gunshot wound who was being treated at Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital this week. A detective believed aggravated burglary, burglary and aggravated robbery had been committed, and Tiffin Police Department hadn’t received any police ...

Unemployment rates decrease in February

Area counties saw a decrease in their unemployment rates for the month of February from January, according to information provided by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Seneca County had a 4.7% unemployment rate for February down from the 5.3% unemployment rate for ...

‘Helping Hands’ sewing up support for medical personnel

What started as a few people sewing masks for the medical community has blossomed into a community-wide effort centralized on a Facebook group. The masks are meant to be used a backup in case personal protective equipment — known as PPEs — run out during this time of increased need caused ...

Commissioners set Tuesday meeting to discuss budget reductions

Seneca County commissioners scheduled a special meeting for noon Tuesday to follow a Budget Commission meeting. The commissioners met via Zoom online meeting service Thursday. They discussed proactive ways to anticipate reducing the county’s budget in response to economic changes due to the ...

Ohio stay-at-home order extended through May 1

COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine Thursday announced an extension of the state’s stay-at-home order until May 1, according to a news release from the governor’s office. Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton signed the updated order this afternoon, the release said, and it goes into ...

Ohio COVID-19 numbers jump to 2,900 cases, 81 deaths

Ohio’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 jumped to 2,900 and 16 more people died between Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Ohio Department of Health website. The total number reported Thursday was 2,902, up 355 from 2,547 Wednesday, 2,199 Tuesday, 1,933 Monday and 1,653 Sunday. Seneca ...

Superintendent convicted of OVI again

Tiffin City Schools’ superintendent again has been convicted of an offense of operating a vehicle while under the influence. Gary A. Barber, 56, of Tiffin, had been charged with OVI, a first-degree misdemeanor, and a traffic lanes/line violation, a minor misdemeanor, according to Marion ...

Local firefighters issue concerns over FFCRA

There have been issues raised with the recently passed bill — Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA — H.R. 6201) — which includes a section excluding “emergency responders.” Randy Ruble, union president of Tiffin Firefighters Local 322, said as a union, they are frustrated as ...

State opens new job board for people willing to be ‘essential’ workers

The Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation has developed a website specifically geared toward matching essential businesses with Ohioans who are able and willing to work as an essential employee during the COVID-19 crisis. Essential businesses and job seekers can visit ...

Cancellations/Notices

H-L board to meet via Zoom BASCOM — The April regular meeting of the Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 8, has been moved to an online format using Zoom. To obtain a meeting ID, contact Steve Acton, Technology Coordinator at sacton@hlschool.net. Tiffin ...

Seneca’s COVID-19 cases now at 5

Health Commissioner Beth Schweitzer said Seneca County has had five confirmed cases of COVID-19, and during her Wednesday morning update on Facebook Live, she talked about continuing to flatten the curve with social distancing. The five included the woman who died last weekend. Schweitzer ...

Ohio COVID-19 cases top 2,100 with 65 deaths

Ohio’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 topped 2,500 and the number of deaths rose to 65 in Wednesday’s report on the Ohio Department of Health website. The total number reported Wednesday was 2,547, an increase of 348 people from Tuesday’s 2,199 cases, Monday’s 1,933, Sunday’s 1,653 and ...

Overcoming a ‘hiccup’

Tiffin Youth Football is raising funds to help the program after its buildings had about a foot of water inside due to flooding over the weekend. Corey Spencer, president of Tiffin Youth Football, said he is sure the organization will be fine. Officials are trying to incorporate new things in ...