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Seneca Wind public hearing to be at TU Tuesday

A public hearing regarding Seneca Wind LLC’s application to create a 212- megawatt wind farm in Seneca County is to occur from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Marion Center at Tiffin University, 235 Miami St. The Ohio Power Siting Board is hosting the hearing and representatives from both sides of ...

Keeping cool at the pool

One-year-old Jade Solak and her grandmother, LaDonna Miller, swim in the city of Tiffin’s pool at Hedges-Boyer Park on Friday afternoon. The city again is offering free swimming today due to the extreme heat. The pool is to be open noon-5 p.m. Also, cooling centers are being offered at three ...

Teacher works to bring Safe Haven Baby Box to the Seneca County area

One science teacher is not giving up on a project to bring a safe alternative to women in crisis. Calvert Catholic High School science teacher Rachel Ousley has been continuing her work on bringing a Safe Haven Baby Box to the Seneca County area. In doing so, the STEM class at Calvert ...

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Grade A Celebration to be Aug. 25 Tiffin and Fostoria Kiwanis Clubs are to host the 11th annual Grade A Celebration 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Entertainment Building at the Seneca County Fairgrounds. This year’s celebration is sponsored by Good Shepherd Home and honors the 2019 Seneca ...

Holly Stacy has her final commissioners meeting

Commissioner Holly Stacy’s last meeting included a proclamation from the lieutenant governor’s office, a tribute video, and of course, cake. Her last day in office is today, and Stacy said she isn’t able to share her next venture yet, but she’ll make her announcement when she’s ...

Third Thursday: The dog days of summer

The band the Cherry Bombs are seen performing Thursday evening. Families gathered outside of Washington Street Outfitters Thursday evening to enjoy the Konda Shaved Ice truck as part of the Third Thursday event in Downtown Tiffin.

DJFS requests $250,000 from county for foster care placement

Kathy Oliver, director of the Seneca County Department of Job & Family Services, requested $250,000 from the Seneca County commissioners Thursday to cover child protection services for the rest of year. She warned that more money may be needed in 2020. During the past four years, the ...

Excessive heat warning issued, cooling centers open

National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning until 8 p.m. Saturday. The warning went into effect at noon Thursday. According to the weather service, heat index values are to be as high as 112 degrees today and Saturday. It had been seven years since the local National Weather ...

OSS Joint Solid Waste Management District Board votes on agreements

The Board of Directors of the Ottawa-Sandusky-Seneca County Joint Solid Waste Management District voted unanimously Thursday to approve an amended host agreement and a settlement release agreement with Tunnel Hill Partners, the company that owns and operates Sunny Farms Landfill in Fostoria. ...

A-T owner to purchase other papers in northern Ohio

SANDUSKY – Ogden Newspapers is to purchase the Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector from Sandusky Newspapers Inc., the two companies announced Thursday. Ogden Newspapers CEO Robert Nutting said his family looks forward to continuing a legacy of community-based journalism that the Rau and ...

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Tiffin City Council special meeting Tiffin City Council has scheduled a special meeting 4 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 51 E. Market St. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the proposed ordinance for the City of Tiffin Mayor’s trip to Japan and any other business that may come before ...

Ohio Departments of Health and Aging issue an extreme heat warning

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Aging wish to remind residents that extreme heat like that forecast for the next several days should be treated with the same preparation as other summer weather emergencies, according to a release from the two ...

New officer in Bloomville

Bloomville’s Officer in Charge Don Holmer introduced Larry Messer as a new part time officer candidate for the department Wednesday evening. Council members approved his employment, waiving the three reading rule. Mayor Dave Auble swore Messer into service. Messer is from Bettsville and ...

Michigan man charged after traffic stop

A Michigan man was charged after a traffic stop in Sandusky County resulted in the seizure of 490 grams of cocaine worth about $44,590, according to a State Highway Patrol release. Andre S. Lee, 23, of Detroit, was charged with possession and trafficking in cocaine, both first-degree ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

Several people were indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Juan Bermudes, 42, of Fostoria, was charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and unauthorized use of a vehicle, a first-degree misdemeanor. He allegedly had a deadly weapon and also used or operated a 2002 Chevrolet ...

Accident on CR 38 and SR 101 sends Tiffin man to hospital

A Tiffin man was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of CR 39 and SR 101 Thursday afternoon, Trooper Richard Donovan of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said. Samuel Kaiser, 25, of Tiffin, was transported by North ...

Fair’s swine barn renovated

A week from today, Junior Fair exhibitors and their hogs will be making their way to the livestock ring from a renovated building. A group of supporters has been working on a three-part renovation project for the Seneca County Fair’s swine barn. This year marks the second part of the ...

Eye Centers of Northwest Ohio welcomes new doctor

The Eye Centers of Northwest Ohio, which has locations in Fostoria and Fremont, welcome their newest doctor, Alexzandra Rudinoff. Rudinoff is set to begin seeing new patients Aug. 1. Rudinoff’s scope of practice consists of routine eye examination, contact lens fitting, pre-operative and ...

New Riegel hears ordinance to regulate village parking

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Village Council heard the first reading of a proposed ordinance intended to regulate parking within the village limits at Tuesday’s meeting. The ordinance would not allow storage containers, trailers, semi-trailers, ATVs or unlicensed vehicles to be parked or ...