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Tiffin University to exhibit paintings of historical figures

Tiffin University’s Diane Kidd Gallery, in partnership with the Diversity Celebrations Council, is to host an art exhibit featuring paintings of historical figures. The gallery is to present an open reception from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday of the exhibition “Movers & Shakers,” paintings by ...

Calvert and others to celebrate Catholic Schools Week

The week of Jan. 27, Calvert Catholic Schools and other Catholic education institutions will be celebrating Catholic Schools education during National Catholic Schools Week activities. The theme this year is “Learn, Serve, Lead and Succeed.” “We are excited to celebrate Catholic ...

Old Fort Banking Company employees acquire larger stake in bank

The Old Fort Banking Company is pleased to announce it has increased its Employee Stock Ownership and 401(k) Plan to approximately 63%, after a recent application to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland to retain shares and acquire additional shares, according to a release from The Old Fort ...

Snow in the park

Snow clings to the ground at Hedges-Boyer Park in Tiffin on Saturday afternoon. The area no longer was under a winter weather advisory and Level 1 snow emergency Sunday.

T-SPL’s homebound deliveries program

Did you know that the library could come to you? As part of the library’s mission, we strive to meet the informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs to all who live, work or go to school in Seneca County. This includes those requiring special services like the handicapped, the ...

State Rep. Riedel makes a stop at Mohawk

SYCAMORE — State Rep. Craig Riedel (R-Defiance) spoke with Mohawk High School students Friday afternoon, encouraging them to dream big. Riedel, who is from the Attica area in Seneca County, is currently serving his second term as state representative to the 82nd Ohio House District, which ...

Winter weather advisory issued

National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory starting at 7 p.m. Friday, and the advisory remains in effect until 1 p.m. today.The weather service was predicting a low pressure system would move northeast through the central Great Lakes today.The weather service’s website states ...

Sandusky County prosecutor tenders resignation

Sandusky County Prosecutor Tim Braun tendered his resignation Friday, with his letter stating the resignation is effective at the end of business Tuesday. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced Friday afternoon that Braun had tendered his resignation as prosecuting attorney ahead of his ...

MLK events at Heidelberg

The Heidelberg University campus community will be taking further in-depth action for this Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This year is a historical move for Heidelberg. In previous years the campus had observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday away from campus, but this year the campus is ...

Downtown Tiffin applying to be on HGTV show

Amy Reinhart, Downtown Main Street manager for Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership, has submitted a nomination for Downtown Tiffin to be on HGTV’s new series “Home Town Takeover,” according to a TSEP news release. Ben and Erin Napier, hosts of the series, are to be leading a team of ...

Click plans Meet & Greet

Gary Click (R-Fremont) is planning a Meet & Greet 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Reino’s Catering & Party Room, 120 S. Washington St. Click, a candidate for Ohio’s 88th District House of Representatives seat, said he decided to run for state representative because he’s interested in ...

Aqua offers tips to prevent frozen pipes

Aqua Ohio is issuing a reminder to customers that they should take steps now to prevent their household water pipes from freezing. The following steps are issued to help prevent pipes from freezing ahead of winter weather and freezing temperatures: • Make sure to have heat tape and pipe ...

Briefly, Jan. 18

Terra State trustees to meet FREMONT — The Terra State Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 3 p.m. Jan. 22 in the board conference room, Building B. TU Ranked No. 3 for Ohio’s Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice U.S. News and World Report ranked Tiffin University as ...

3 hurt in accident north of Green Springs

Three people were hurt in an accident at SR 19 and CR 213, north of Green Springs, Friday morning. Trooper Kent Jeffries of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Paul Danklefsen, 77, of Fremont, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado north on SR 19, and Kristy Pocock, 37, of Fremont, ...

Cops briefs, Jan. 18

Tiffin woman sentenced to community control A Tiffin woman was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Brandy D. Drown, 39, had pleaded guilty to charges of possession of drugs and aggravated possession of drugs, ...

Commissioners hear tourism update

An overview of the many means of attracting visitors to Seneca County was the main topic at the Seneca County commissioners’ meeting Thursday. Brittany Cook, marketing director for Destination Seneca County, provided a 2019 review and a look ahead to 2020. Destination Seneca County is the ...

Connecting service dogs with veterans, K9s for Warriors

Imagine 17. Now imagine 17 people. Now imagine 17 deceased people. Now imagine 17 deceased people in one day. According to the 2019 Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report, an average of nearly 17 veterans die by suicide each day. While there is no all-encompassing explanation for ...

Former youth center employee back in custody

A man who had been an employee of Seneca County Youth Center and was accused of kissing a girl in her cell and traveling to Indiana and engaging in sexual conduct with her was taken back into custody Thursday afternoon. Wayne P. Robinson, 49, of Tiffin, had pleaded not guilty to two counts of ...

Area Agency on Aging makes home repair assistance available

ONTARIO — The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. has funds available for necessary home repairs for those age 60 and older, a release from the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging states. “Necessary home repairs” could include fixing a leaking roof; fixing or replacement of a ...

Truck forces cruiser off road near Attica

ATTICA – Citations of unsafe vehicle and a marked lane violation were issued after an accident between a truck and a Sheriff’s Office cruiser Wednesday evening. A person on East US 224 reported a truck had committed multiple traffic violations, according to a Sheriff’s Office report, ...