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Turning a page

Calvert High School graduates share a laugh as Sophia Burtis gives the valedictory address during commencement ceremonies Sunday.

Aiellos are new owners of Richard’s Carpet Outlet

While the ownership of Richard’s Carpet Outlet may have changed, the business has not, according to its new owner. Mike Aiello said he, along with his wife Kellie, took over Richard’s Carpet Outlet at 2695 W. US 224, April 1. He said one thing he wants to do is keep everything the same ...

Calvert students build birdhouses for a cause

One teacher and one class is working on a project to save children and the Eastern Bluebird. The STEM class at Calvert Catholic High School is building Eastern Bluebird houses and bird feeders. The goal is to build 200 houses in an effort to raise $10,000 for a Safe Haven Baby Box to be ...

Three thrown from truck bed Friday

CAREY — Three people were thrown from the bed of a truck on CR 59 Friday night. According to a release from State Highway Patrol, Aaron J. Luzader, 41, of Carey, was driving a 2011 Ford F150, and the truck pulled from a driveway heading west on CR 59. The passenger in the truck cab was ...

End of a chapter

Patrick Pariseau, president of Columbian High School's class of 2019, leads his classmates in the tassel ceremony during commencement at Frost-Kalnow Stadium Saturday evening.

No One Fights Alone fundraiser

The No One Fights Alone LLC car, truck and bike show and fundraiser Saturday in Sycamore is to benefit local cancer patients. Local cancer survivor, Minnie Danner, started the non-profit during her own battle with cancer. The event has taken place in Sycamore for four years.

Vanguard-Sentinel receives multiple donations

Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers accepted three separate donations this week to help fund various programs. During Thursday’s board of education meeting VSCTC announced that had accepted a $3,000 worth of Denso robots and controllers from G.W.S. Manufacturing in Findlay, Ohio ...

One dead, one hurt in accident Friday night

CAREY — One person died and another was seriously injured due to falling from the back of a truck on CR 59 Friday night. At 8:30 p.m., a person reported a single-vehicle accident in which two people who had been on the tailgate fell out of the back of a truck, a Seneca County Sheriff’s ...

Monster Trucks begin invasion of Cedar Point

SANDUSKY — Thursday, an unusual, oversize vehicle could be seen lumbering along a bumpy section of ground at Cedar Point Amusement Park. Was that a school bus it was crunching into the mud? It was. Today and Sunday, Cedar Point opens a special attraction, set to run through June 30. ...

Seneca County Project Livesaver drone training

PHOTO BY JACOB GURNEY Detective Sgt. Kevin Reinbolt of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office flies one of the office’s new drones during Project Lifesaver training at the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, 3040 SR 100, Friday afternoon. Seneca County Sheriff Bill Eckleberry said the drone cost ...

Briefly

Bettsville man sentenced to community control A Bettsville man was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Justin M. Davis, 28, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree ...

Meet Marley

The pet of the week is Marley, a six-year-old male Newfoundland/Labrador mix. He cannot be placed in a home with small children or cats. He loves to play and go on long walks. His adoption fee for this week only is $25. You can see Marley at the Humane Society of Seneca County, 2811 S. SR 100. ...

Helping hands

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE A Tiffin Police Department cruiser is parked in front of Tiffin's Dunkin' Donuts as Sgt. Jared Watson waves to West Market Street motorists from atop the roof Friday morning. Officers collected money Friday morning to support Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special ...

Lickin’ good

Pixie eats a Pup Cup from Frozone as she sits on her owner Calista Wilson’s lap Thursday evening during Downtown Tiffin’s Barking Lot party. The event was one of this year’s Third Thursday events.

No contaminants found in wells near landfill

Seneca County commissioners received a report Thursday regarding well testing near Sunny Farms Landfill that shows no ground water contamination. The report was presented by Ben Nutter, director of community relations for Sunny Farms Landfill, during the public comment portion of the ...

Fostoria man sentenced to about 13 years in prison

A Fostoria man convicted of several charges during a trial this week was sentenced to about 13 years in prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Thursday afternoon. Frisco W. Parks, 33, had been indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on ...

Commissioners note Police Week

Seneca County commissioners issued a proclamation for Police Week during their meeting Thursday morning. Police Week, which is this week, May 13-18, recognizes law enforcement officers for their work and dedication to protecting the county’s residents. In presenting the proclamation to ...

County to install security cameras at museum

Seneca County commissioners Thursday approved a $26,000 project to place security cameras at the Seneca County Museum. The cost of the project counts as matching funds for a $25,000 grant the museum received in March 2018 from the state capital budget to make improvements to the museum. The ...

Local Briefs

Fostoria man sentenced to community control A Fostoria man was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Joseph R. Castellanos, 35, pleaded guilty to a charge of complicity to aggravated trafficking in drugs, a ...

Bloomville council discusses block grant application

BLOOMVILLE — Bloomville Village Council members heard an update on the application process for a Community Development Block Grant Wednesday night. Charlene Watkins, director of Seneca Regional Planning Commission, said the Neighborhood Revitalization Program that the village is applying ...