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Gem Yoga hosting open house, ribbon cutting today

The new location of Gem Yoga & Life Enrichment has allowed owner Gemma Marschke to fulfill the original vision of the business. A ribbon cutting and open house are planned at 4 p.m. today at the new space at 2 Sycamore St. Marschke said the new building has more space and allows all the ...

Shuff announces candidacy for county commissioner

Tyler Shuff, of Tiffin, has announced his candidacy for Seneca County commissioner. Shuff, age 34, has been a member of Tiffin City Council for almost 12 years, after originally being elected at age 23. He said he still plans to work within Tiffin, but wants expand his public service to the ...

Tiffin Glass Museum to close in January for display installations

The Tiffin Glass Museum and Shoppe will be closed the month of January for the purpose of installing new display cases. The decision was approved by the board of directors of the Tiffin Glass Collectors Club. According to Paul Coffman of the Tiffin Glass Museum, workers are going to prepare ...

Commissioners hear economic development update from TSEP

Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership highlighted its multi-faceted approach to economic development during a Thursday update to the Seneca County commissioners. “There are exciting things happening in Tiffin and Seneca County,” said TSEP President and CEO David Zak. Along with TSEP ...

Commissioners get financial update

During Thursday’s Seneca County commissioners meeting, Administrator Stacy Wilson reported that the Budget Commission met Tuesday and officially certified $17.5 million in revenue for 2020. The approved budget is based on that level of revenue. However, Commissioner Mike Kerschner said ...

Railcams for rail fans

Rail fans come from near and far to watch trains as they travel through Fostoria. However, some may not have the opportunity to visit as often as they’d like. A local business has made it easier for those fans to enjoy their favorite pastime without having to be in town. Sandy Creek ...

Tiffin man dies in accident with train

A Tiffin man died after a train collided with the pickup truck he was driving at the railroad crossing on East Perry Street near East Market Street Thursday afternoon. Christopher R. Burks, 50, of Tiffin, was driving a 1999 Ford pickup truck westbound on East Perry Street and went through a ...

Fremont resident accused of drug thefts from Institutional Care Pharmacy

A Fremont resident has been accused of drug thefts from Institutional Care Pharmacy. Jordan E. Talbert, 33, was charged with six counts of theft of drugs, all fourth-degree felonies, according to court records. The alleged offenses occurred beween Jan. 1 and July 2 and involved Tramadol, ...

Two people charged with theft

FOSTORIA — Two people have been charged after a person reported Monday afternoon someone was stealing delivered Christmas packages on a South Union Street porch. The incident was reported about 4 p.m., and officers were able to identify the people involved through witnesses and a camera, ...

Hundreds of children served by annual free toy store

FOSTORIA — Fostoria felt the true meaning of Christmas Thursday. Parents and guardians were surrounded by the season of giving as they walked through the gym at the Geary Family YMCA collecting gifts for their youngsters they wouldn’t have been able to provide without the community’s ...

Pedestrian struck at Washington, Perry streets

A pedestrian in the crosswalk was struck at Washington and Perry streets on Monday. According to Tiffin Police Department, Jessica C. Williams, 36, of Tiffin, was driving a 2012 Toyota Prius. The police department identified the woman who was struck as Karon L. Moyer, 65, of Tiffin. Tiffin ...

Rolling along

At right, Ritchie Stanley (left) and another employee of Finchum Sports Floors, Sevierville, Tennessee, work to put down a maple wood floor on the roller rink at Rolling Thunder Skating & Family Fun Center at the Tiffin Mall. Stanley said the workers started the floor Monday, working in ...

Ag Outlook 2020

Sutton Bank hosted Ohio State University’s 2020 Ag Outlook meeting Monday evening at Attica Fairgrounds. Speakers included OSU ag economists Barry Ward and Ben Brown as well as former OSU ag economist Matt Roberts, who spoke at the meeting for his 19th year. The speakers focused on the ...

Ribbon cutting this morning for Rose Leaf Flowers

After having spent a few years in Columbus, Seneca County native Kassandra Ringle has returned and opened a new business in the historic Laird Arcade, Rose Leaf Flowers. To mark the opening of the store, a ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 11 a.m. today and a Christmas open house is ...

Chamber to run gift certificate program

Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Old Fort Banking Company will again host a local gift certificate program called “Chamber Cash,” according to a release from the chamber of commerce. It is a zero-cost and zero-risk program for chamber member companies redeeming the certificates, ...

Court briefs, Dec. 12

Ashland man sentenced to prison An Ashland man was sentenced to prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Calvin E. Consla, 36, admitted he violated the terms of his community control, according to court records. Shuff revoked Consla’s ...

Board appoints superintendent pro tempore, discusses bond issue

Tiffin City Board of Education unanimously decided to appoint Assistant Superintendent Bob Boes as the district’s superintendent pro tempore after a two-hour executive session Monday night. The board then tabled an agenda item to consider and appoint an interim superintendent. The ...

Sisters In Shelter now helping with domestic violence situations

Sisters In Shelter — an organization that has been known to help those involved in or survivors of human trafficking — has announced it is now actively helping people involved in domestic violence situations. Executive Director Kjirsten Chevalier said the organization has moved in this ...

SCPD board hears update on comprehensive plan

Seneca County Park District heard an update on the countywide comprehensive plan and approved a pay increase for Executive Director Sarah Betts during its meeting Tuesday. Betts’ pay increase is 4%. “I am happy to report that we are all thrilled and positive with your performance, and ...

Miller, Zimmerman mark last park district board meeting

Amid much reminiscing, Seneca County Park District’s board said goodbye to two longtime board members during its last meeting of the year Tuesday. Well, sort of goodbye. Carl Miller, 85, and Roland Zimmerman, 78, both said they plan to remain active as volunteers even if they’re no ...